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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 21, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta low tonight 25-30; high Friday near 45. tdgc Herald TuTKRTA, 21, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS. PnVO SKCTJONS 21 PAGES Br .JIM MAVBJ.K He'raM Stall prir.c-s hav B'MwJ to Ihc of a in tv.'fi a claims. In t'r.n last year alor.e. an- other houKibuil'W said, lumber prices have increased Ihe cost of a square house by to SW. An amioipaivyl in- crease Jar.'jsry March of r.ex: year i-v Soaring lumber prices raise local house-building costs lo raiv th- con of a hoiiv in that amount to a year The v.-ay prices keep jumping, more dJJficult to find a pur- That's the bes! v.e can hope tailing M mnnr-v on a ht.tw chaser with sufficient inonev. lor." raivs the cost erf a houve L-ethixi'Jge hy arother S5VJ. lumber v.ith tub-trao1'; labor raise the pri'.e of a hoiue this year to next year, a builder taid- The same house a year ago would have for Normal LnflaLJon increases Ihe w-t of a houM: by a ;.ear but the rii- ifig Surrjber eoots has irjfrrtaied that amount to for tin: pi'-.t tv.o years. Jnrrei.-y.s. pric Vxiay are ''rioif-uJous.'1 Building hwses is a tric business right a build -aid. from the time tU- pla arc rnidt until the iv may five be sa Tr.e v.-ay prices keep jumping, you could lose money cm a house unless had all your mater- iais purchased before you start- ed "It is getting more and more difficult every year to build houses the average person caji aJford." said the builder. said that v.tJie house tales in LethbnJip are it is getting a little more difficult to find a pur- chaser with sufficient money. and swvi'.-iflg ooMs, coupled v.ith lumber prices and higher labor are helping irKjrea.se the prices of hvjoes. Nothing ever goes backward, taid the indicating prices would not be corning dov.n. "We hope to bold the for a year or two sJter the 1 .March lumber pric-e increase. That's the best v.e can hope for." He suggested that vithin three yeais rnctal studding could competitive with lum- ber and if the industry moves Uiward metal studding, lumber prices might come dyv.Ti or slay on an even keel. Experiments are als-0 undc-r v.-ay to join short pic-ce-s of to make longer ones, the builder said. -By dove- and fences has y-z-, good. Lua> Up liO.T.e Northern Ireland bloodbath erupts Nixon threatens both Viet sides X OfT AU THAT REMAINS The nose of Norn Auiirst fiicht 575 Says on ground ot Chicago's International Airpcrt, Wed- resdcy crash end fire Oi v-'Ci laki-a off. Felice 11 of jart of thr: pro; v'-i c.'i'js rer.frr-. Hov; '.'.oulfl af- [ry-t in :J.f- pro-, rn niuriali'-.f---, v.r.f rf i: rnaiie Warnei' ticket drawn CCPi irilo ihe Ici-jil CanstViR tape- risl of brsnch loday and escaped v.-uh un- delerrr.iried of money, the tov.Ti'5 tv.o policemen arid the bark rr.aniEer hostage. Ew Ernrni-I) v.a5 ursharmed but Police Chief William Hopkins and R. F. Hughes re- Isge's only police car. Snots v.ere the cruiser to the nearby a little bit loday. TorriV-rov; ue'l] add The wonderful barlcv for Korea Ser.ice Wn arc writing abotit wine- thin: thai's pretty dam hard tn if their half nay there. nr- need to buy 2'i- of baricy. mi-aoilo'jsly, we've got .rj76. Iv'ov.- that's a lot of a vs'l ic- houses, ripped up ferjCK, floated everything they worker! a life- time" a thcasand lifetimes, to Esve. And let's just say they felt bad about it. This Christmas, let's do our lx'-t to make thorn they've srr.t J-'rier.ds in Cinsni, Thanks a million, Ta'rer Cen- tral for ywir TrsnV Lakeview for a miE'n- ty fi-o thi5 cour.t for Korean chi'.cren. Drop some- thing in the w the H5'> irs Har.riful Fund, Ix-thbricse KtraH. Fot a rr.ore days. Lei's thc-m uvie days of for hurr.aniry in 'For oT cr.nlrifMiK-fs I'acr :i.i ;