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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 1, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 34 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, March 1, 1975 Cross-Canada food survey shows sugar at lowest price since August Beef prices declining pork costs climbing By JUDY CRBIGHTON The Canadian Press Beef prices, especially on choice cuts, declin- ed across Canada in February but pork showed a distinct gain, a survey by The Canadian Press shows. Larry Campbell of the Canadian Meat Packers Council said the sharp upswing in pork prices is due to a slowdown in production. He predicted that the production lag will continue throughout 1975, causing pork prices to climb. "Until producers are convinced that hogs are giving them a good return for their money, they aren't going to step up production and con- sequently pork prices will he said. Imported pork from the United States is blam- ed for the production slowdown. Jim Rollings, sales manager for the Ontario Pork Producers Marketing Board, said: "In January of this year, there was a glut of imported pork on the Canadian market. This kept prices down. Now, with Canadian producers holding back, there isn't much pork around and the prices are going up." The cost of sugar continued to drop in February as consumers reduced consumption to protest high prices. Bill Brown, president of the Canadian Sugar Institute in Montreal, said.the price at the end ol February was the lowest since August, 1974. The survey of 17 basic food items in 12 major cities shows that pork rose 51 cents a pound in Halifax from 78 cents to 29 for'a centre-cut loin roast. Price of a five-pound bag of sugar dropped 30 cents in Edmonton and increased 20 cents in Vancouver. The survey, conducted on, the last Tuesday of each month, is not intended as a comparison of prices among cities. Items include a pound of sirloin-tip roast of beef, all-beef wieners, centre-cut loin roast pork, first-grade chicken, ground chuck, frozen cod fillets, first-grade butter, tomatoes, frozen green peas, Mclntosh apples and drip coffee. Also priced are one dozen medium eggs, a quart of whole milk, a 24-ounce loaf of sliced white bread, 10 pounds of first grade potatoes, a 24 ounce can of first grade halved pears and five pounds of white granulated sugar. Following are February's results of the survey by cities: Halifax: Eggs climbed six cents to 87 cents. Butter rose to from 89 cents. Chicken was up 10 cents to 95 cents a pound and coffee seven cents to Cost of the food basket was a drop from last month's In the same month last year, it was St. John's, Nfld.: Sugar was down 20 cents to wieners two cents to 97 cents, cod 30 cents to 99 cents and potatoes 31 cents to 68 cents. The basket cost down from in January Saint John, N.B.: Beef sirloin roast was down 12 cents. Eggs were up six cents to 88 cents, as was butler to 99 cents. Potatoes dropped to 75 cents from 88 cents and tomatoes to 69 cents from 89 cents. Cost of the basket was down from in January. In Feb- ruary, 1974, it Charloltelown: Pork rose 10 cents to but cod dropped 31 cents to 98 cents. Bread was up four cents to 41 cents. Peas dropped to 43 cents from 47 cents. There was a decrease in the total basket cost to from in January and in February, 1974. Quebec: Beef rose 30 cents a pound to chicken four cents to 81 cents and milk two cents to 48 cents. But coffee dropped to from and potatoes to 44 cents from January's basket was compared with last month. Montreal: Wieners dropped eight cents to 91 cents and beef 10 cents to but pork rose four cents'to and sugar at was 10 cents lower. Cost of the basket was down one cent from January at In the same month last year, it was Ottawa: Pork jumped to from J1.36 in January. Butter rose three cents to 94 cents. Eggs were down six cents to 70 cents, potatoes 20 cents to and cod 14 cents to The basket cost compared with in January and in February, 1974. Toronto: Milk, butter and bread all were up. Milk rose two cents to 50 cents, butter five cents to 99 cents, bread one cent to 51 cents and tomatoes 10 cents to 79 cents. Sugar was down 16 cents to Total cost of the basket was It was in January and in February, 1974. Winnipeg: Butter went to from 98 cents. Potatoes were up 23 cents to 88 cents and milk seven cents to 48 cents. Eggs were down two cents to 68 cents. The basket cost 57 in January. llegina: Beef was down 10 cents to but pork increased 10 cents to Butter was up seven cents to and potatoes climbed six cents to 99 cents. Total for the month was up 13 cents from January. In February, 1974, the total was Edmonton: Sugar dropped 26 cents to beef 14 cents to cod 20 cents to and tomatoes 10 cents to 49 cents. Butter was up four cents to The basket cost It was in January and in February, 1974. Vancouver: Eggs went up seven cents to 73 cents and bread four cents to 56 cents. Sirloin was down 36 cents to chicken 14 cents to 79 cents and milk one cent to 57 cents. Coffee was up 23 cents to Total cost was com- pared with in January and in February, 1974. Community calendar Women's Place will noia a general meeting, open to all interested members of the public, from 7 to 10 p.m. Tues- day in Room 4 of the civic centre. The regular monthly meeting of St. Patrick's CWL will be held at 8 p.m. Wednes- day in the rectory meeting room. The next meeting of the Disabled on the Move will be held at p.m. Tuesday in the patients' lounge of the Lethbridge Auxiliary Hospital. Everyone welcome. The Lethbridge Women's Institute will hold a sewing tea at p.m. Wednesday at the home of Mrs. A. Gilmour, 901 9th Ave. S. Co-hostess will be Mrs. J. Brown. Southminster square dance learners group will dance at 8 p.m. Monday in Southminster Hall. A1 Assumption CWL will meet at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the parish hall. The regular monthly meeting of the Social Credit Women's Auxiliary will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Room 1 of the civic centre. All members and guests welcome. V Women of the Moose will meet at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Ritual practice will be held at p.m. Hostesses for the evening are Estella Spackman and Alice Blasco. All members urged to attend. The Whirl-A-Ways will square and round dance at 9 p.m: Monday in the Ponderosa Steak House, Mayor Magrath Drive. All square dancers welcome. Coffee provided. Please note change of hall. Pentagon cracks down on its medical program WASHINGTON (Reuter) The defence department said this week it will no longer pay civilian doctors for sex appeal operations bestowing bigger bosoms and wrinkle free faces on military wives. The Pentagon previously picked up such bills when psy- chiatists certified the operation was needed for the mental health of the patient. The decision is among new guidelines intended to tighten the annual program providing military dependents with medical care when military doctors and hospitals are not available. The program has been strongly criticized by Congress. The Pentagon also said it will no longer pay for such costs as medical treatment for dieting, arch supports, and marriage counsellors. It will, however, continue to pay for family plann- ing advice.. .Pentagon officials acknowledged that military dependents can still have breast surgery and facelifts performed free when the services of military surgeons are available. HELP US TO HECP OTHEHSI The Salvation Army Welfare Services Clothing, Furnilura, Toya, HouMhoM EHtcta CALL 32I-2IH FOR PICK-UP SERVICE or LEAVE AT 412 111 AVE. 9. uniTRon NEW RECHARGEAILE HEARING AIDS GOOD NEWS TO HARD OF HEARING Today's Inllaied prices offer just another reason why hearing aid users should try the popular Unitron Rechargeable Hearing Aid: A CANADIAN PRODUCT. This tiny Instrument will recharge while (he user sleeps thus eliminating the use ol expensive batteries. FREE ELECTRONIC HEARING TESTI AT OUR OFFICE OR AT YOUR tAVt OK lATTimr Float! IIHIIIINCI ACOUITICAl KHFICTION TRY A DEPENDABLE UNITRON HEARING AID AT: Lethbridge Hearing Aid Centre 5037th St. 9. 327-4119 "OUT OF TOWN CALL COLLECT" McKillop UCW units will meet as follows: Vandenbrink, 8 p.m. Monday with Mabel Gerding, 212218th Ave Forry, 2 p.m. Tues- day with Annie Baraniuk, 1507 15th Ave. S.; North, 8 p.m. Tuesday with Sandy Brunelle, 1315 Scenic Drive; Pinches, a.m. Wednesday with Ruth Chessor, 2207 17th Ave. S.; Haszard, 2 p.m. Wednes- day in the church lounge; and Kirchner, 8 p.m. Thursday with Ellen Thurlou, 2206 10th Ave. A S. Laurel Chapter, No. 43, O.E.S., will hold the regular meeting at p.m. Monday in the Masonic Hall. This is the occasion of the official visit. All members and visiting members welcome. International Rebekahs President Glenys Ray of Rosetown, Sask., will be head guest speaker at the Oddfellows and Rebekahs an- nual convention being held at the El Rancho March II through 14. Also attending the conven- tion will be Jack Morrow, Sovereign Grand Warden; Gordon White of Calgary, Grand Master of Alberta; Margaret Hawkes of Calgary, president of the Rebekahs Mable Johnson of Red Deer, Ladies' Aux- iliary, Patriarchs Militant and 1 Einar Nielsen, from the Alberta Department Council of Oddfellows. V m The regular meeting of St. Andrew's Women's Federa- tion xvill beheld at p.m. Tuesday in the church lounge. The Ladies Aid of St. Peter's and St. Paul's Greek Catholic Church will hold their regular meeting Tues- day at 8 p.m. in the parish hall. Hostesses for the even- ing will be Helen Gill and Kay Koskowich. Roll goods. COLIN SHAW pholo Hungry little critter! Valerie Wright of the Stewart Game Farm in Lethbridge feeds a black bear cub evaporated milk and water, supplemented with vitamin drops. The cub, Maggie, willingly latches onto the bottle. Maggie's brother, Pierre, died. F.O.E. BINGO TONIGHT EAGLES HALL 6th An. A ind 13th ST. N. Every Saturday Night at 8 p.m. 9 lorl .00 or Each ThrM 7 Numbw GIIIMI JACKPOT Fret Ginwt and FrM Ccrdl DOOR PRIZE QoM cards pay doubla monty Mb: personalities on best dressed list NEW YORK (AP) -Betty Ford, wife of the president, and Nancy Kissinger, wife of the state secretary, were named Friday to the 1974 International Best Dressed list, the first time in three years personalities from the upper level of the United States government have been named. CASH BINGO TOWOT, SAflkMV O'CLOCK HUWMMN OLD THUS HM1 mrj 1-7 tutu Mpti JACKPOTS NOW MO AND (LeotH Ho. 1 UKRAINIAN QHHK ONTHODOX French President Valery Discard d'Estaing, Prince Charles of Britain and televi- sion actor Telly Savalas were among those named to the an- nual list for men. The Best Dressed list is created from a worldwide poll of fashion designers, editors and writers and other promi- nent observers. The committee named Mrs. William Paley of New York as super dresser of our time." The 12 women on this year's list, representing "out- standing current taste and personal style without ex- travagance or are: Mrs. William F. Buckley, Mme. Bernard Camu, Princess Caroline of Monaco, Mme. Francois Catroux, Baroness Arnaud de Rosnay, Senora Gabriel Echevarria, Mrs. Gerald Ford, Kay Graham, Mrs. Henry Kis- singer, Mrs. Harding Lawrence, Mrs. Frederick Melhado, and Mrs. Jan Weymouth. The 12 men chosen for their "personal yet inspirational of dressing for modern life, both business and leisure" are: President Valery Giscard d'Estaing of France, Prince Charles of Britain, Guy Burgos, Angelo DOnghia, Frank Gilford, J. Johnny Miller, Thomas Schippers, Telly Savalas, Senator John Tunney (Dem. Yves Vidal, and Fred Williamson. Ann Landers Dear Ann Landers: What can be done about a mother in law who telephones on Sunday morning to invite you aild the family for dinner that afternoon? Sometimes she'll call as late as noon and ask us to be at her house at p.m. I like to cook early Sunday morning. When I get her in- vitation at noon it means I have to keep my meal for the next day. It's never as good. I've tried phoning my mother in law Saturday evening to see if she says anything about dinner, but she never does. She always waits until the next day. The problem is that she isn't the kind of person you can say anything to. Very touchy; you know. What can I do? This has been going on for years. Totally Disgusted Dear Total: You are as much to blame as she is. You've been accepting her last --minute invitations "for years" so she assumes you don't object to such short notice. If 'you are really "Totally tell your mother in law the next time she calls that your dinner is already prepared and from now on, if she wants you for a Sunday meal to please let.you know on Saturday. Dear Ann Landers: Have you ever printed anything in your column about children who are employed and living at home, paying room and board? I need an answer because my two kids made me feel like a miserly old woman when I mentioned that they and the only thing they, buy is beer and liquor because my husband and I don't drink alcohol, so there's none in the house. The kids never lift a finger around here because they "hold-down jobs." The girl sometimes washes out a few pieces of underwear and irons her own blouses, but the bulk of the laundry is on me. Oh yes. I also double as an "Answering Service." They get phone calls galore and. I have to take down the messages. Our children both have their own cars and they buy their own clothes. But what about this business of free room and board? Is it fair? Just Ask- ing Dear Mother: While you're "just I suggest that you just ask for 15 per cent of the paycheck from each of your two freeloaders. If they think they can get room, board, laundry and phone ser- vices elsewhere for less in- vite them to try it. Dear Ann Landers: I do wish you and other writers would kindly stick to the English language and not go high hat on us plain folks by throwing in foreign phrases. If you insist on being so fancy, will you at least include the translation? What the hell does "In vino veritas" mean? Just sign me Annoyed in Mlneloa DearMin: "In vino veritas" means "in wine there is truth." Sorry I bugged you. Even if drinking is the "in" should each give me a small thing in your crowd, it needn't part of their weekly crowd you out. Learn the facts paychecks. I have a son and daughter, one 19, the other 21. They both have good jobs, live at home, from Ann Landers's booklet, "Booze and You For Teen- Agers Only." Send 50 cents in coin and a long, self- aild I never get a dime from addressed, stamped envelope either one of them. They in- to Ann Landers, P.O. 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