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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 13, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, April 13, WeeWhitnsv Frozen meat cheaper than fresh A F Wood the original art for it Sprd VOU-S to D3D SAMPLER QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Dentol MecfcanK Capitol Furniture Bldg. met PHONE 328-7684 MB NEW YORK (AP) Tim (.'nited Stall's housewife freezes ivost of the meat she buys at her supermarket, a random sur- .she would buy it frozen if it v.-ould save her money. And it Supermarkets could sell fro- zen meat at six to 10 cents a pound less than fresh, suoer- market officials say. providing there widespread consumer acceptance and certain techni- cal and labor problems could be licked. They say, however, that it is still several years away. The Associated Press asked supermarket shoppers during last week's meat boycott about their attitudes toward frozen meat. Most said they froze 90 per cent of their purchases at home. At the same time they exhib- ited some caution about buying commercially frozen meat- fearing it might have been fro- zen than once, that it might lose vitamin content, that it might be old. But, assuming that quality could be maintained, most of jthc shoppers said they would buy frozen meat if it would cost less. Th2 big savings would come in precutting and freezing meat j at the packing house, leaving the waste and bone there in- stead of shipping it to markel ;is part of the whole carcass. Jdivlly that would mean rcciuc- liim-> in the cosl of labor, trans- portation and shrinkage. It means reducing labor costs in the supermarket by onc- j third. j CONTRACT 1'KOBLEM I While labur would be the ma- it'i- saving in a frozen-meat sys- tem, it is also 'he major barrier to irozen-meat salss. Even if they switched completely to fro- zen meat, supermarkets would probaMy have to keep a butcher or meat cutter on duty whether he was needed or not, because of job-security clauses in current contracts. The other major factor would be lowering the temperature in meat cases to at Isast 10 de- grees below zero and possibly to 40 degrees below. "We'd have to gear up 100 feet of additional cases to handle frozen a super- costs to run the average meat case in a supermarket today." One major supermarket chain expects that it will be ab'e to color have to run at lease bring a box lunch. Meals on Wheels will sponsor come-and-go lawn coffee >arty on June 6. Memberships will "be available at this time. V A ham bingo will be held in he Scandinavian hall tonight at 8. Jackpot is IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT YOUR ACREAGE, FARM, SUMMER COTTAGE OR COUNTRY HOME! 2Vo transportation problem here Arms are among the best inventions from Laura-lynne's point of view. Being car- ried about solves the problems of waiting for the next bus to arrive on the scene and it sure fasats walking. Safely tucked on Daddy's strong arm, she can see the world in loving comfort. Laura-Lynn is the four-monfh-old daughter of George and Susan McDonald of 2715 7 Ave. A N. Confrontation tatics urged by women's rights leader UTERI Now's the time to call AGT about phone service to your "place in the All new out-of-town phone lines are under- ground cable which must be buried before the winter season. So, we must plan well ahead to give you service this year. Don't delay! Call AGT Now about country telephone service! And tell them when you'll need it. AG7JALBERTA GOVERNMENT TELEPHONES BRAMPTON, Ont. (CP) Canadian women were urged recently to adopt "confronta- tion tactics'' in their struggle for equal rights with msn. Laura Sabia, a leader in the campaign for equal rights for women, said the male-domi- nated government and business world will not be persuaded to let women share their power and responsibility if their only profess iona 1 contact with women is by protest letters. She told Brampton Univer- sitys Women's Club that the major stronghold of men is the banking, finance and insurance community who "are getting away with Although these employ a large percentage of women, few receive promotions and other work benefits, she said. CALL YOUR LOCAL AGT BUSINESS OFFICE IN LETHBRIDGE AT 328-5551 Traditional remedies questioned BOSTON (AP> Many pc-i diatricians routinely prescribe! traditional remedies such as ex- cessive bed rest, vitamin sup- plements and tonsillectomies even though their effectiveness is in question, a Harvard pro- fessor said recently. Dr. Thomas E. Cone Jr., clin- j ical professor of pediatrics at i Harvard Medical School, says j doctors arc so accustomed to these techniqras that they scl- j dom question whether they arc j dictated by reason or ritual. Dr. Cone told the American Academy of Pediatrics that he agrees with authorities who call bed rest the jrrcalcst non-spc-1 cific treatment of our time and one often used needlessly. j Doctors pTTribe bed rest for colds, sore throats, diarrhea and headaches even though' there is no evidence Jhat the lime in bed helps, he said. i "A restless child cxcris him-1 self more when in bed than he, would do if allowed up in his room. Dr. Cone said. The con- finement bores the child and makes it more difficult for him Jo slrcp at night an-5 less easy for him 1o he added A hralthy child eating a vari- ety of foods dees not need vita- min supplements, hut com- mercial pressures and advertis- ing have crealed a public de- mand for vitamins Jhat in tarn puts pressure on the physician, he said. Dr. Cone pnid parental pres- sure also was a rccc-on Jor the great number or performed cracb year, that tho.-f commjItcrJ