Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 4, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
16 LETHBRIDGE HERALD Wtdnttday, 4, 1974 After months of shooting upward... Sugar costs tapering off meat prices fluctuating By MARJ GRAY Canadian Pretc Staff Writer The prospects of Christmas with traditional sky-high price sweeps are fading. PUBLIC NOTICE TO SCHOOL ORGANIZATIONS PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING PROGRAM OF CAPITAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE IN DEVELOPING Under the special capital assistance program of "Project the provincial govern- ment now provides financial assistance to qualifying scriool boards through their local municipality. This program is designed to support and encourage co-operative efforts between municipalities and local school boards to help meet the increasing needs for re- creation and community facilities. Under this grant policy, funds are made available to eligible school boards on a per capita basis. Ail projects submitted require the endorsement of the community services adv'oory committee and finally city council. HOW TO APPLY Apply directly to the City of Lethbridge through the community services advisory committee. All applications for 1975 must be submitted by January 10, 1975. Full information and application forms are available at: 1. The Community Services Department 1020 20th Street South 2. Information Lethbridge Yates Memorial Centre After months of shooting upward, the price of sugar started to drop in the last few days of November. A Canadian Press survey of 12 Canadian cities shows that in November it between 85 cents and (1.41 from October's cost. This was the primary cause of increased food basket totals during the past month hi 11 of the 12 cities. On Nov. 28, however, the wholesale price of sugar plunged 11 cents a pound in Toronto, with a similar trend in many other Spokesmen for supermarkets predicted retail sugar cost cuts if the lower prices held. In Montreal, Neil Shaw, president of Redpath Industries Ltd., said wholesale refined sugar, at a record price of 77 cents a pound, dropped to 65 cents Nov. decreases for raw sugar on the London market. He said the drop follows increased sugar production in the Philippines this year as well as lower consumption. Redpath is the country's largest sugar refiner and a national price setter. November's meat prices showed drastic fluctuations across the country. Beef cost 52 cents more a pound in Toronto and dropped 49 cents in Halifax, where pork dropped 36 cents a pound. Pork climbed 31 cents in Charlottetown. Meanwhile, Gordon Hill, president of the Ontario Feder- ation of Agriculture, told a recent annual convention that farmers cannot play Santa Claus to consumers any must go up so farmers can expect to earn a decent living. The 17 items in the market basket are priced in the same supermarkets on the last Tuesday of each month. They include one pound of sirloin-tip roast beef, all-beef wieners, centre-cut loin of pork, top-grade chicken, ground chuck steak, frozen cod fillets, top-grade butter, tomatoes, frozen green peas, drip coffee and apples. Also included are one dozen medium eggs, one quart of whole milk, a 24-ounce load of sliced, white bread, 10 pounds of first-grade potatoes, five pounds of white granulated sugar and a 24-ounce can of halved pears. Some findings, compared with last month and the total price in November, 1973: Halifax: The price of everything except sugar, tomatoes, chuck and pears dropped or remained stable, yet these items shot the month's total to almost more than October Sugar climbed tomatoes 30 cents, pears and chuck 20 cents. Beef dropped 49 cents, pork 36 cents, potatoes eight cents, at your betty shop the many facets of fashion for Christmas gifting COATS Give winter the cold shoulder cuddly sheepskins that defy winter, leathers with zip-in liners, fur fabrics and wools in trim- med and untnmmed stylmgs A wide range with something for everyone PANT SUITS Polyester blends and fortrels in on exten- sive range of two and three piece styles. From 17.77 A BETTY SHOP GIFT CERTIFICATE 7 gives her the privilege of choosing her own What a nice way to say Mer'y Christmas LONG GOWNS From For evening wear and hostessing SPECIAL SKI JACKETS by S E Woods Down filled, featuring the concealed stoirr cuffs 00 HOUSECOATS And a good range of lounge- wear and lingerie at popular prices Many many other gifts sweaters bfouses fops pants fashion accessories butter five cents and apples three cents for a November total of 117.55, compared to 119.47 in October. The total for November, 1973, was St. John's, Nfld.: Sugar up followed by cod up 24 cents, tomatoes 15 cents, coffee 10 cents, beef and peas nine cents each, bread four cents and pork and milk each one cent. Chicken went down 13 cents, apples three cents and potatoes one cent. The month total of was higher than in October. In November, 1973, the total was Charlottetown: Everything but coffee, apples, peas and potatoes either remained the same or increased, bringing the total to almost more than October. Coffee went down 18 cents, apples eight cents, potatoes four cents and peas two cents. On the increase side, sugar again led with with chuck up 34 cents, pork 31 cents, tomatoes 14 cents, chicken 10 cents, eggs seven cents, pears four cents and wieners three cents. The November total was compared to last month and in November, 1973. Saint John, N.B.: Coffee went down 45 cents, potatoes 11 cents and wieners seven else either climb- ed or stayed the same. Sugar was up 96 cents, pears and tomatoes jumped 34 cents, pork 20 cents, peas 11 cents, chuck 10 cents, beef eight cents, cod and eggs six cents and bread two cents to bring a November total of up from last month and in November, 1973. Quebec City: Pork and chuck dropped 60 and 40 cents respectively, but this balanced partially sugar going up tomatoes 30 cents and potatoes 21 cents. Coffee went down 12 cents, eggs dropped eight cents and cod decreased by five cents. Apples and beef were each up 10 cents, chicken up six cents, milk, pears and peas each up four cents, and butter up two cents. The November total was up from in October and in November, 1973. Montreal: Sugar up more and tomatoes up 44 cents ied the increases, while pork dropped 54 cents, chuck fell 28 cents, chicken 24 cents and eggs 23 cents. Beef and cod droppad 10 cents, potatoes 13 cents. Peas went up two cents. The November total was 54 compared to in Oc- tober. The November, 1973, total was Ottawa: Sugar, tomatoes and butter helped shove the total above last month's. Sugar soared tomatoes were up 30 cents, and butter up 12, while apples went up nine cents and eggs were four cents more. Beef plunged 90 cents, with po- tatoes down 39 cents, chuck down 28 cents, wieners 26 cents, cod 16 cents, bread 14 cents, pork 10 cents, peas six cents and chicken four cents. The November total of was less than for October. November, 1973, had a total. Toronto: With sugar up beef up 52 cents, cod and to- matoes each up 20 cents and bread up 18 cents, the month's total climbed to almost more than last month. Apples went up six cents, pears increased four cents, coffee was up two cents and potatoes gained one cent. On the decrease side, wieners were down 15 cents, pork 14 cents, chuck 13 cents, eggs seven cents, peas and chicken five cents each. The November total was compared to in Oc- tober and in November, 1973. FOODBASKET PRICES W NOVEMBER Sirloin tip roast 1 Ib Wieners Centre cut pork Chicken Ground chuck Cod Fillet Butter Tomatoes Apples Coffee Frozen peas Eggs medium Bread Whole milk Potatoes Pears canneci Sugar (12 City Average) 1 Ib 1 Ib 1 Ib 1 Ib 1 Ib 1 Ib 1 Ib 1 Ib 1 Ib 1 Ib 1 doz 24 02 1 qt 10 Ibs 28 01 5 Ibs GRAPH SHOWS NATIONAL AVERAGE OF PRICES Winnipeg: Sugar rose 85 cents, chuck 14 cents, tomatoes 11 cents, peas nine cents, apples and wieners seven cents and milk one cent. The only decreases were four cents for cod, two cents for eggs and one cent for pears. The month's total was In October, it was and in November, 1973, it was Regina: Most prices were stable, but pork dropped five cents. Sugar was up tomatoes 20 cents, peas seven cents, milk six cents, wieners four cents, butter three cents, eggs two cents and beef one cent for a monthly total compared to in October and in November, 1973. Edmonton: Most prices increased for an increase of more than Sugar led the increase at with potatoes up 30 cents, pork 26 cents, chuck 24 cents, tomatoes 20 cents, peas 15 cents, chicken 10 cents, beef six cents, milk and -coffee four cents, bread two cents and eggs one cent. Apples dropped 10 cents, wieners six cents and cod four cents. The November total was compared with in October and in November, 1973. Vancouver: Sugar led the increases at 90 cents followed by beef at 46 cents, potatoes at 37 cents, tomatoes 10 cents, pears nine cents, milk four cents and apples two cents. Wieners led the decreasing prices with 50 cents, chicken, cod and eggs dropped six cents, coffee four cents and peas one cent. The November total of compared with last month and in November, 1973. Exploding one more myth about vodka Time to set you straight on the old potato fallacy. Great vodka doesn't come from spuds, traditionally, it's made from pure grain. And Commissar is one vodka that's as traditional as they come. More so, actually, we use pure northern grain, and then charcoal filtering for extra purity. The difference between plain vodka and great vodka is what goes into it. And Commissar wouldn't dream of going against the grain. Genuine vodka Genuine value Next time somebody hands you the old potato line, try this simple demonstra- tion: Take one potato, insert fire- cracker, light and there you are: exploding owe more myth about vodka.