Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 15, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
Housing OTTAWA (CP> Food prices declined but higher bousing tad clothing costs pushed the consumer price, index up again last riicnth. The index, based on 1961 prices equalling 100, rose to ii March from 13.7 in February and 123.2 in March last r In percentage ternis, this was an increase of two-Units of one cent in Ihe month and 4.S tent in ihe year. In February, Ihe index rose live per cent ahead of a year ago, but in the previous two months it showed a 4.6-per-ceol advance for Ihe year. The Dominion Bureau of Sta-lislks said beef, port, egg, and several vegetable prices showed declines in March. Some frails and food staples showed increases, but Ihe food accounting for more thin one-quarter it the total declined to 130.5 from 131.3. H was 123.8 in March last year. Higher prices for Dew bouses and bouse repairs, higher rents, and some higher service charge: for electricity and lele-phone service pushed UK bousing index up to 129.5 from 121.] in February'. It. was' 122.1 in March last year. The hoosiag index, which covers both Ihe cost of shelter and of household Coi counts for almost a third of the total index. CLOTHING PKlCtS UP Clothing prices rose alter mid-winter sales ended. Accounting for slightly more than one-tenth of the all-items index, the clothing index rose to 1 n March from 123.1 Febnt ary and 123.8 in March last year. This index, however, has shown Ihe smallest gain of any during the past 12 months. Higher aulomobik operating charges, and higher license fees and gasoline prices in some arts of Canada, along with ligher bus fares ia some cities, pushed the traosporlatioa index up despite lower prices for new-cars. Television repair service charges pushed the recreation and reading index up. The indexes for health and personal care, and for tobacco and alcohol remained unchanged. On its old basis of 194S consumer prices equalling 100, the March index (his year would be 166.5, compared with 1U.3 in February and 159.2 in March last year. The bureau convertec ils index to the more up-to-date 1961 base early last year. REFLECT CHANGES The all-items index and its components reflect changes in living cdtls of urban Ui ivicg on modesl Incomes. It is designed for families of two Again rwi to ROW a year. Some 300 consumer goods and services are surveyed monthly. They are chosen as being representative of urban family purchases, and are of unhanging of equivalent quantity and qual-DBS has no monthly measurement of family incomes covering the same urban group. It re-jorled last month, however, hat average wages paid in manufacturing industry amounted to in January latest month available-compared wilh 108.42 ia January last year. In the construc-lion industry, Ihe average rose to from These are increases of (.4 and 15.3 per cent in avenge wages for manufacturing and construction workers, respectively, while in -that 12-month period Ihe consumer price index rose 4.6 pei1 cent. Since January, the consumer price index has risen a further one-hall of one pe Avenges BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. AP) Police Eugene Ytectaan shot and killed' a truck driver he held responsible or Ihe traffic accident death of his- young son last September. Lou T. Watts, 37, the driver, fell dead under a fusillade of pistol fire outside the municipal court buUdicg. Friedman, a 43-year-old of the Los Angeles Coun-y real estate management department, had been seeking for months to have Watts prosecuted for the death of Ihe boy win was struck while Death Ethan, 10, was Friedman's only chiM.-Tbe district attorney said there was no evideuce to justify a prosecution. r-Medma'n hired a private investigator, whose report failed to alter the situation. living in cities wilh popula-ioas over who had incomes which ii 1937 Police Force Cleared Of Charge o SASKATOON (CP) Both Mayor S. L. Buckwold and Police Chief J. G. Kettles expressed pleasure it the findings of a provincial ccmousskn exonerating the Saskatoon police force of of brutality. Mayor BockwoH said lha charges of brutality made b> H. A. Walker, a former provincial attorney general. ha JTIVKI M.RYC SPORT SHIRT Checks Plains Stripes J2.W EACH SPECIAL OFFERI ONI TIME ONLYI MEN'S PULLOVER AND CARDIGAN SWEATERS I.., One group of-men'i Swealeri .oil. lizes assorted. Ktg. to EACH 4 FACTORY CHARS! LAMES' SniNC HAND BAGS Assorted itylei. Assorted colors. to EACH 2 PLAIN HOODED 1 6x. SQUALL JACKETS Reg. SKIRTS Sitn 7 re 14 Rtg. to KKh 99' THE STORE WITH THE MG STOCK) yw "'He. 3rd and 5th St. S. Optn Thwidoy an-! Friday 7 MINI AND ROT'S MESS SOCKS Aiiorled colon inrf sizes Reg. to tic poir. 2 pair for BOYS' MESS AND SPORT SHIRTS, A Targe oitortmenl in poplar tiici and styles Reg. to tach 1 MEN'S WORK BOOTS Non-slip oil resistant soles. Soft sup. pie leathers. I" Style. .Reg. V style.