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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 23, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, December 23. 1974 LETHBRIDGE HERALD Survey results heartening 'Grocery bill' dips By KATHIE MACLEAN Herald Staff Writer Lethbridge shoppers buying those last-minute necessities for festive meals will be relieved to hear the average consumer's grocery bill has taken a dip this month. The Herald's grocery price survey of 54 items carried out last week showed a drop in the total bill to from last month's bill of The survey results, while not an exact monitor of food costs, is an indication of costs of common grocery items that an average family would need regularly During the Christ- mas season when wallets are getting thin, it is advisable to keep an eye open for weekly "specials." Of the items surveyed, 2 remained at November's price, seven went up and 15 went down The only price increase found in the meat department was that of a one-pound package of bacon, slicing up to from While most of the meat prices remained stable the cost of regular ground beef dropped to 79 cents from 99 a pound; round steak, 69 a pound from liver dropped four cents to 95 cents a pound; ready-to- eat ham, 95 cents a pound from 19, roast leg of pork, a pound from and chuck roast slid down four cents to a pound. After the price of sugar es- calated last month to for a 10-pound bag, it took a noticable turn for the better this month, dropping to As well, a 20-pound bag of flour dropped 20 cents to Fresh vegetables, including a 15-pound bag of potatoes, lettuce, celery and tomatoes, dropped from to 49 cents a pound to 35; 35 cents a pound to 25; and 69 cents a pound to 63, respectively. On the other hand, canned vegetables increased in price. Niblet corn climbed to 39 cents a can from two for 65 and peas went up to 33 cents a can from two for 53. Bananas increased in price slightly, climbing four cents to 99 cents for four pounds while a four-pound bag of oranges dropped to 99 cents from As was expected the price of milk increased to 87 cents for a half gallon of two per cent from-81 cents last month. A special price on eggs brought the price down three cents to 85 cents a dozen. In the household items sec- tion, a package of four bars of Ivory hand soap dropped in price to 69 cents from 77 while aluminum foil jumped to 55 cents for the small size from 49. Yule goodwill shared in co-ed prison party FORT SASKATCHEWAN, Aita. A H H I 5 FACTORY LETH6BIOOE LTD 11239 2nd Avenue S. Lethbridge ;