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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 21, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, June 21, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Consumer price index rose 1.7per cent during May Price increases highest in Winnipeg By BUD JORGENSEN OTTAWA (CP) The rate of price increases in Win- nipeg during May was the highest among urban areas sur- veyed by Statistics Canada Ottawa and cities in the Atlantic provinces had the lowest rates of increase The details on price rises in cities follow a report last week from Statistics Canada that the consumer price index rose by 1 7 per cent during May It was the highest one-month increase since the Korean War Food accounted for about half the increase in the index and .a nine of the 12 urban areas the food index showed the greatest increase of the four major housing transporation and clothing The city transportation index had the next largest percentage increase Higher fuel prices had accounted for about one-quarter of the rise in the consumer price index affecting car operation and home-heating costs ation and home-heating costs Winnipeg high The urban index rise in each city in May was Winnipeg, 2 3 per cent Toronto, 2 1 per cent, Quebec City and Edmonton-Calgary 1 9 per cent Saskatoon-Regma, 1 7 per cent, Vancouver and Thunder Bay, Ont 1 6 per cent, Montreal 1 5 per cent, Halifax and St John's, Nfld 1 4 per cent. Saint John, N B 1 3 per cent, and Ottawa, one per cent Comparing this May with May, consumer price index increased by 10 9 per cent in St John's, Montreal, 11 8 per cent, Quebec City, 11 6 per cent, Ottawa and Win- nipeg 11 1 per cent, Vancouver and Thunder Bay, 11 per tent Toronto 10 5 per cent, Saint John, 10 1 per cent Edmonton-Calgary, 10 per cent, Halifax 9 9 per cent and Saskatoon-Regma, 9 1 per cent Price Highlights of price movements in the urban areas fol low St John's- There was a 1 9-per-cent gam in the food index The transportation index gained by 1 3 per cent and housing by 11 per cent Halifax The food index jumped by 3 5 per cent as prices rose in most product groups Higher tobacco and beer prices helped push the alcohol and tobacco products index up by 2 5 per cent There was a relatively small rise in the housing index only four-tenths of one per cent Saint John The housing index gained by 1 3 per cent and the food index 1 9 The clothing index rose by 1 4 per cent and higher tobacco and beer prices were the major fac- tors in a one-per-cent gam the tobacco and alcoholic products index Quebec The food price index went up by four per cent Price increases for haircuts and women's hairdressing were the mam factors in a 2 7-per-cent gam in the per- sonal care index The tobacco and alcohol index went up by 1 4 per cent as beer and cocktail prices rose Higher local bus fares were factors in the increase of 1 8 per cent in the transportation index Montreal There were increases of 1 5 per cent in the personal care and the tobacco and alcohol indexes as prices of haircuts, toiletries, drugs, women's hairdressing, beer and cocktails were higher The food index advanced by 3 3 per cent Ottawa The recreation and reading index rose by 2 7 per cent as newspaper subscription rates went up The food index was up by 1 9 per cent Toronto Taxi fares and gasoline prices went up and the transportation index rose by 2 6 per cent The food index was up 3 8 per cent and housing 1 6 per cent Booze higher Thunder Bay. The food index advanced 2 3 per cent, housing 1 4 per cent and transportation 2 8 per cent Higher cocktail prices were factors in the one-per-cent gain in the tobacco and alcohol index Winnipeg: In addition to having the second largest per- centage gam among urban areas in the food index, at 4 0 per cent .Winnipeg had the second highest gam in the transportation index with an increase of 3 1 per cent The housing index was up by 1 5 per cent Saskatoon-Regina. .The high 4 3-per-cent increase in the food index dwarfed other index changes Next highest was a 1 1-per-cent increase in the personal care index as the price of haircuts went up Edmonton-Calgary: The 3 6-per-cent increase in the transportation index was the highest among urban areas There was an increase of 2 9 per cent in the food index, and one per cent in the housing index Vancouver: The transportation index rose by 2 6 per cent as gasoline and new car prices went up Cocktail prices rose, as did the alcohol and tobacco 1 4 per rpnt The food index was up by 2 1 per cent and hous ing by 1 2 per cent The indexes are compiled separately for each urban area and are not designed to compare price levels between cities RIGHT AT SAFEWAY CORNISH HENS Canada Grade A Frozen Game SAKWAV WICUU MIC! Government Inspected Bone In, Ib FRYING CHICKEN Manor House Frozen Cut Up Tray Pack, Ib. 5HORT RIBS THE BETTER HALF By Barnes PORK LOIN ROAST s> RnnA In. Ih. 299C 2-33c 399 Canada Grade A Beef, Ib. HONEYDEWS Fresh Flavourful Melons CABBAGE California New Canada No. 1 BROCCOLI! Dear Ann Landers. My parents and I have carried on a running argument for three months Will you please try to see all sides of this question and answer it honestly9 Mv boyfriend and I have been going together for over a vear We plan to get married when he finds a job he really likes I am working but I live at home and have to pay room and board I want to move out of my parents house and live with mv fiance We could make it financially with my check added to his My folks are against it They say it is immoral We say ,its sensible We just might find out after we live together awhile that we don t like each other well enough to spend the rest of our lives together Isn t it better to shack up for a time than to get married find our you ve made a mistake and then get a divorce'' How else can two people really learn ALL about one another's little quirks9 What do you And B Dear M. and B.: Sorry, but shacking up isn't the same as being married Moreover, the evidence is on the other side A recent survev showed that couples who lived together before marriage had a higher divorce rate than those who didn t plav house before the ceremonx And what's more, the divorces tended to be filed within the first two years of those marriages Those are the facts ma am Dear Ann Landers: "One ho Cares is tv pica! ot those guilt ridden people who must blame others when their pet is killed Keeping a pet is certamh an inconvenience so there are all sorts of excuses as to why their dog or cat was running loose when someone accidently ran over it So why do vou call a driver inconsiderate and heartless' when he doesn't stop and try to locate the owner of the animal he killed9 What names do you have for the owner of the pet who allowed his dog to be hit by the car9 And what about that free running animal who now lies squashed on the street9 Was he happy to be free9 Was his freedom worth the price he paid for it9 It is a compassionate person who troubles himself to help someone else s pet when the crtvner is not around but the person who doesn't stop and trv to locate him should not be blamed The real issue is that dog and cat owners must accept the responsibility of keeping their pets safe at home or suffer the consequences Of Durham, N.C. Dear D.M.A.: Of course the owner bears the initial responsibility But two wrongs don't make a right in a civilized world And unfortunatelv there are too many symptoms of incivility and downright cruelty wherever one looks these days Do vou feel awkward, self conscious lonely? Welcome to the club There's help for you in Ann Landers' booklet. "The Key to Popularity Send 3oc in com with your request and a long, stamped, self addressed envelope to Ann Landers. P.O Box 3346, Chicago, 111. 60654. California Fresh Green Topless bathing permissable on Sydney's beaches POWDERS Empress Assorted Flavours, 3 oz. net wt. pkg. Y Mr and Mrs Aime Dupont, of Kamloops, B C (formerly of will be holding an OPEN HOUSE al the home of their son at 7804 34th Ave N W Calgary on June 30, 1974, from 1-6 p m in honor of their 40th Wedding Anniver- sary Helping them celebrate are their eight chil- dren and nine grandchildren and many friends By ALAN S. HARMAN SYDNEY. Australia (CP) The southern winter is bringing goose pimples to Sydney's topless controversy Centre of the dispute is Camp Cove, one of the beaches alongside Sydney's suburbs and headquarters for the topless fad The beach's half-mile of white sand is on the harbor side of another tourist attrac- tion. The Gap. the last call for suicidal Australians Camp Cove, even without the topless sunbathing, would be a popular spot It is a clean beach on protected shores away from the prevailing w ind and its calm waters are a haven for dozens of pleasure craft. Given good weather, the beach presents a crowded weekend scene The topless adherents sprawl m the sand, their numbers small in reality but countless in legend Camp Cove regulars say the topless set numbers about a do7cn on am given day. but that was enough to start the Great Topless Bustup The beach inspector. Charlie Battrose. is the guar- dian of public morality He 15 backed up by Woollahra coun- cil s Ordinance 52 11 states "Am person over the age of four vcars must be propcrlv attired at all times in public view, and if not he may be asked to leave the enclosure or be forcibly removed by the inspector Last year Buttrose caution- ed about 75 girls and escorted two others off the beach when they refused to cover up But things are changing The council has decided to permit topless bathing provid- ed there are no complaints The young Romeos who win- dow-shop on the beaches and from runabouts a few feet from the shore aren t com- plaining But many Australians equate topless bathing with the permissive age that has flooded the country with hard- core pornography- Tasmania's police commis- sioner said he can't sec aav thing wrong with topless bath- ing He is on record as suggesting that if topless girls can be prosecuted, why not Chose topless men with hairy chests Enchanted Isle Australian Fancy Two Fruit, 14 f I. oz. tin BEANS PORK Taste Tells in Tomato Sauce, 28 fl. oz. tin FRESH BREAD Skylark Sandwich White or Brown Sliced, 20 oz. net wt. loaf TOMATO JUICE 3i79 Town House Canada Fancy, 48 fl. oz. tin CHICKEN PIES Manor House Also Beef or Turkey Frozen, 8 oz. net wt. pkg. ,100 WHITE TUNA FISH 2 il _ PUBLIC BINGO Until Won) LETHBRIDGE ELKS LODGE ROOM 8p.m. Sea Trader Solid, 3Vz oz. net wt. tin PINEAPPLE Taste Tells Sliced, Crushed, Tidbit, 14 fl. or. tin COFFEE CASH BINGO ST. BASIL'S 13th St. and 6th Friday, June 21 8 o'clock and in 7 S CARDS FOR 00 OR ZSe EACH BLACKOUT JACKPOT S210 IN M NUMBERS LUCKY NAME DRAW WORTH LUCKY NUMBER DRAW WORTH WEEKLY DRAW WORTH 3 FREE GAMES DOOR PRIZE ftntm Undw 18 AHonwd by ST BASIL'S MEWS CLUB Safeway All Purpose Grind, Ib......................................... Prices Effective in Lethbndge June 21 to We Reserve the Right to Limit Quantities. WAY Copyright 1960, Canada Safeway Limited ;