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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 24, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, February 24, 1975 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 17 I Herald's grocery price survey shows: Flour prices costs soar A substantial drop in the cost of flour had a big hand in pulling the total monthly grocery bill down J1.06 to The Herald's monthly sur- vey showed that a 20-pound bag of flour, which has long been at a fairly stable price, took a drop of 40 cents, bring- ing the cost to Of the 54 grocery items sur- veyed this week, 15 went up, il down and 28 remained at last month's price. The survey results, while not an exact monitor of food costs, are an indication of costs of common grocery items that ah average family would need regularly. The money-wise shopper could help take the sting out of the grocery bill by keeping a watchful eye on "specials." In the meat department, the price of pork chops climbed 10 cents to a pound and. bacon increased four cents in cost to a pound. Decreases were noted in the prices of regular ground beef, round steak, and chuck roast dropping four cents to 75 cents a pound, 16 cents to a pound, and 20 cents to 88 cents a pound, respectively. Weiners dropped four cents in price to 95 cents a package. Canned meat, which jumped in price last month, dropped back to 69 cents a can from 75 cents. Vegetable prices remained fairly stable with decreases noted in the cost of a three- pound bag of carrots, dropp- ing six cents to 59 cents; let- tuce dropped six cents to 43 cents a pound, and niblet corn costs two cans for from last month's price of 41 cents a can. Increases were found in the prices of celery, up four cents a pound from 25 cents; and tomatoes jumped to 69 cents a pound from three pounds for Fresh fruit prices increased apples jumped to 43 cents a pound from 39; a four-pound bag of oranges is 99 cents, up 10 cents; and bananas cost for four pounds, an increase of nine cents. The price of sugar dropped 10 cents to for a 10-pound bag while the prices of eggs and butter jumped to 88 cents a dozen from 85 and {1.01 from 96 cents a pound. Tea drinkers will be un- happy to hear that the price of tea climbed 10 cents to for the 120-size. Special K costs for the 15-ounce box, an increase of four cents and strawberry jam climbed 10 cents to for a 48-ounce can. Vienna's tailors vanishing breed By WERNER VOLLMAN VIENNA (AP) Tailors are a vanishing breed in Vien- na, where archdukes and other nobility were once counted among the best- dressed of the world. Only a generation ago suits and dresses were worn for years and in many cases were handed down to sons and daughters. Aduard Kastner, chairman of Vienna's dwindling tailors' guild, said that in today's throw-it-away society suits and dresses are worn for a fairly short time, partly for reasons of fashion. Ready-made clothes are the Why not? Four-year-old Joshua Donham of Sydney, N.S., will never be a member of the women's liberation movement but he doesn't mind giving a boost to International Women's Year. The button adds a bright touch of color to the bib of his overalls so, why not! Million dollar award for housewife set aside Ann Landers SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) A judge has set aside a lion award to a housewife who says she went blind after tak- ing birth-control pills. Superior Court Judge Bruce Alien ordered Feb. 10 that a new trial be held, but did not set a date. Defence lawyers had alleg- ed that jurors exhibited bias during certain stages of the trial which ended last Dec! 16 with awards to 35-year-old Michelle Ahearn and her hus- band Dennis of San Jose. "It is probable that different results could have been reached but for such the judge's written order said. The Ahearns' lawyer, Sal BINGO MON., FEB. 24 JACKPOT in 54 Numbers 11 GoMCwdiPiy Double Doof C.rdt Rtgulir Cirdl 5lor 13th St. ind Ith Avt, "A" N. No Chlklrwi 16 Uccardo of San Jose, said he intends to appeal the decision. The judge's decision cited jury conduct which he said prevented a fair trial. Specifically, Allen referred to sworn affadavits provided by defence lawyers and con- taining interviews with jurors who claimed' other jurors swayed them with arguments outside the limits of the judge's instruction. The decision quoted an af- fidavit by juror Vernon Van Leuven as saying fellow juror Marilyn Swanson told other jurors "she had strong feelings about corporations and drug companies bleeding the public." The award went against three defendants: The Orthro Pharmaceutical Co., which manufactured the pill; its parent company, Johnson and Johnson, and Lucky Stores, owner of the Gemco Phar- macy where Mrs. Ahearn bought the pills. Defence witnesses main- tained the woman went blind because of a streptococcus infection and not because of the pills. Her lawyers said it was a combination of both. PUBLIC BINQO 16 GAMES BLACKOUT (Pliyid Until Won) LETHBRIDGE ELKS LODGE ROOM (Upttdra) EVERY P.M. BINGO RAINBOW HALL 1401 5 Ave. N. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25th P.M. JACKPOT IN 56 NUMBERS 4ttl-Bth