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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 18, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta WtditMday, 18, LETHBRIDQE Merchants wait for revenge New York Times Service TIJUANA, Mexico With food prices under tight infla- tion controls and great stocks of sugar selling at 9 cents a pound, Mexican merchants are hoping for sweet revenge against the American super- markets just across the border that have been taking trade away from them for years. The coarse Mexican sugar, pegged by government decree at one fifth or less the going price in the United States, is being sold by grocers at cost in an effort to entice American shoppers across the frontier from California and away from the big food chains there. The reports of Tijuana merchants that many price conscious Americans have been patronizing them on weekly shopping expeditions appeared to be borne out at the Cali-Max supermarket on the Calle Tercera, where a dozen California housewives recently were found maneuvering shopping carts through the cluttered aisles. At the four Cali Max stores in Tijuana and two in Mex- icali, signs in English appeared this week: "one two kilogram package of sugar, 40 cents, with purchase of To get 50 kilograms (110 pounds) of sugar, the limit that United States Customs allows an American to bring back from Mexico, would re- quire in other food purchases. The tax free amount of all Mexican purchases an American is per- mitted to bring back within a 30-day period is "We are selling sugar by the carloads without making a centime of said the Cali Max general manager, Jorge Arana. "But it's bring- ing in business." United States customs inspectors at the busy San Ysidro border crossing op- posite Tijuana said that the "sugar stampede" showed no signs of abating. But so far, they said, there was little evidence of any great splurge of general food buying in Mex- ico by Americans. One of the shoppers at the Cali Max was Mrs. Maria Padilla, who lives in National City, midway between the border and San Diego. She was buying for her family of four. "I come over here twice week and I figure that I save money, perhaps as much as 20 per cent, over the priees back she said. American customs officials estimated that on a weekend when up to American motorists return from Mexico through San Ysidro's 18 gates, from to tons of sugar-might be brought in. Trading value on drops VANCOUVER (CP) Value of trading activity on the Vancouver Stock Ex- change in November was million on a turnover of 35.1 million shares. In the same month last year, 39.9 million shares worth million were traded. Cumulative total for the first 11 months of 1974 was 518.3 million shares, valued at million, down from 558.7 million shares worth million in the same period at 1973. In November this year, there was a moderate drop in activity in the mining section 21.8 million shares com- pared with 22.3 million last year, although value fell to million from million. In industrials, only shares changed hands last month, compared with 386 a year earlier. Volume in the oil stocks fell to shares from FIRE HITS CAMP DIETRTCH CAMP, Alaska (AP) Fire swept through a kitchen-mess hall at a trans-' Alaska pipeline camp north of the Yukon River and caused damage, said a spokesman for Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. There were no reports of injuries. Sears You get more with a Kenmore We service what we sell, coast to coast. Each Kenmore is covered by dependable labor and parts warranties plus Simpsons-Sears exclusive 'satis- faction or money refunded' guarantee. Charge your Kenmore' on your All Purpose Account. Heavy-duty automatic twins make short work of washday 2-speed, 5-program washer Features normal, delicate, perma- press, pre-soak, pre-wash programs. 5 temp, combinations. Var- iable water level control. Rinse agent dispenser. Self-cleaning lint filter. Roto-swirl agitator. Lid safety switch. White. 26R 023 600. In Harvest Gold more. Dryer with Wrinkle Guard In-dial knit setting. Fabric Master lets you select amount of dryness you want. Wrinkle Guard tumbles dry clothes to prevent heat-set wrinkles. No-heat 'air'cycle. Special delicate switch. Push-to-start but- ton. Interior light. Door safety switch. White. Match-mate of Kenmore washer. 26R 063 600. Great buy! At Sears you can extend your regular guarantee for the life of your appliance. Ask about our Extended Guarantee service. Simpsons-Sears Ltd. Enjoy it now! Use your All Purpose Account. At Simpsons-Sears you get the finest guaranteed. Satisfaction or money refunded. SU-r-3 a.m. to p.m until Christmas Centre Village Mall Ksiep.iOise 328-9231 ;