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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 23, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 36 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD Wednesday, October 23, 1974 Meat prices take a turn for the better Here's a switch grocery bill drops By KATHIE MacLEAN Herald Staff Writer The Lethbridge consumer's food bill took a slight dip this month after prices seemed to be on a gradual incline over the past four months. Consumers watching for savings are not being pinched by those penny-here, penny there increases which have existed for so long The Herald's grocery price survey of 54 items carried out this week showed a 63- cent drop in the total food 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. The money-wise shopper could help take the sting out of the grocery bill by keeping a watchful eye on "specials." Special prices on roast leg of pork, tomatoes, chuck roast and kleenex brought the prices down to a pound from three pounds for from 45 cents a pound; 69 cents a pound from 95; and two for from 59 cents each, respec- tively. The price of bread was monitored at last month's costs because the brand normally used in the survey was not available due to a labor dispute. Of the 54 items surveyed, 34 remained at September's price, 11 went up and nine took a step down. While sugar prices seem to be stabiliz- ing at for a 10-pound bag, coffee prices are still climbing, from last month for one pound to Cooking oil jumped from for a 32- ounce bottle to A 48-ounce can of strawberry jam also jumped to from A 32-ounce bottle of dish soap went up six cents to 77 cents while four bars of hand soap rose four cents to 77 cents. Medium eggs increased two cents to 88 cents. In the fruit and vegetable department, lettuce went up to 43 cents a pound from 37, and apples and a four-pound bag of oranges each went up ten cents to 39 a pound and respectively. Canned peas went up to 31 cents a can from two for 53. Last month a 15-pound bag of potatoes cost and this month cost while a three-pound bag of carrots dropped to 69 cents from 73. Bananas went from two pounds for 57 cents to three pounds for 89 cents. Meat costs took a turn for the better with most prices remaining the same as noted last month. Round steak dropped to from pot roast went down ten cents to and bacon dropped to from Special prices of meat will always cut down the overall grocery bill. programs are becoming political football Programs being planned for International Women's Year have become a political foot- ball, says the co-ordinator of the Lethbridge Women's Place. Dianne Paynton and Josephine Staddon of Lethbridge were among 75 delegates from across Canada attending an Oct. 19 and 20 Ot- tawa planning conference for the 1975 women's year, spon- sored by the secretary of state department There was strong agreement that a federation of women's centres was need- ed to give groups a political voice Ms Paynton said the women attending the conference were side-tracked from the main purpose of the meeting discussing goals, priorities and funding for regional and national Women's Year programs when it was disclosed that Sue Findlay, chairperson of the secretary of state women's program, was to be replaced Ms. Findlay is founder of the women's program and author of the proposal for women's year projects which has been granted million by the federal government Ms Paynton said the govern- ment had not consulted with any of the regional women's program workers before mak- ing the decision Ms. Paynton said the women at the conference sent a "strongly-worded" telegram to the secretary of state department, demanding the proposed staff change be rescinded The women main- tain failure to re-instate Ms Findlay will "jeopardize any headway made in government relationships with the volun- tary sector of women's "We feel the replacement of the present chair-person is a government ploy to keep women disorganized." says Ms. Paynton. "But we cannot understand why such a move would be taken at this time, when women's year is big news So far, the delegates have received no official reaction from the secretary of state department. Ms Paynton said that no ac- tual funding decisions were made at the Ottawa conference, but the grant system for women's year was outlined. Of the money allocated, Alberta, Saskatchewan Manitoba and the North West Territories must share says Ms. Paynton. "And the distribution of funds is based on what each region spent in 1974 She said the Lethbridge Women's Place has received from the secretary of state and has requested an ad- ditional "We've heard nothing about our second re- said Ms. Paynton. "But we require as much as for next year, to hire a full-time co-ordinator, to operate day care programs on an occasional basis, and to continue with our on-going newsletter and public presen- tations "We know now we won't get that money, since only is available to the prairie region, so our board is meeting this week to rewrite our LOYAL ORDER OF MOOSE 1234-3rd North REGULAR W1D. NIOHT DINQO 8 P.M. 25 GAMES DOUBLE MONEY CARDS MANY EXTRAS This Week's Jackpot in 57 Numbers 5 CMOS II SI CARDS PAY DOUBLE DOM PRIZE Wo one under 16 years allowed to play' AFTERNOON BINGO MOOtl 3rd Ave. North 9 MMWy DOtMLIO WMkly Sponsored by The Moose Lodge No Children Under Mil id to Welc Camm's... the home of famous 1 Shoes for Women "COSY" 3 Available Bed or Navy Cnnfcte Patent Wei Look see. too. many otner >x Joyce Styles The return of the "Logroller" Jdeai tor office or "v Campus All SeatrieT and soles x slacfc heel Colors Wed, Tan Brown 5 and Oafk Brown fque Exquisite New "LISA This lovely sling with Joe effect is available Bed. Black -ft and Navy CrtntOe Patent -X Seeourfielectionol LADIES' SNOWBOOTS S Drifters by -ft S u a n IT Dress heel ad- justable fitting Frt. vnm 9 pjm. Camm's Shoes Street Canada Cord presentations Canada Cord certificates, the highest award for girl guides, were presented to 20 guides throughout the district on the weekend. Assistant Commissioner V. M. Seppala of the RCMP is seen here presenting Jo-Anne Pasolli with a Canada Cord. The ceremony took place at the Salvation Army Citadel, 1302 4th Ave. S. Trie Canada Cord represented outstanding achievement by the in- dividual girl. Club corner The Alberta Association of Registered Nurses, Ward IV, will hold an organizational meeting Wednesday at 8 p.m. in St. Michael's Office Building. Topic of discussion will be a trip to Russia by nurses Lois McKillop and Wendy Carsen. Refreshments will follow. The Lethbridge Chapter of the Sweet Adelines meet every Wednesday evening from 8 to p.m. in the church basement, 420 12th St. S. Women interested in sing- ing four-part harmony and good fellowship are invited to attend. The Ladies Auxiliary of the Original Pensioners and Senior Citizens Society will meet at 2 p.m. Friday in the civic centre. Following the meeting, bingo will be played and lunch served. A good attendance is requested. The Irish Canadian Society of Lethbridge will hold a Halloween Dinner-Dance at 8 p.m Nov. 1 at Sven Ericksen's Family Restaurant. Tickets are available from Jim Houston, 328-1306, or Ron Forrester, 328-5820. Music by Jack Blech. The LCC School of Nursing Alumane will hold a meeting and social at 8 p.m. Friday at St. Michael's Office Building. If any members have not been contacted and plan to come, please contact Nellie Hienstra at 345-4846, preferably today. Ann Landers DID YOU KNOW? That we have a full time service man for VACUUM CLEANERS ONLY All all We Slock all Vacuum Cleaner Parts RtflMMtmt Motors with OoririeFen Syaar Guaranteed HOSES 095 (intwned) AT FAIRFIELD APPLIANCE SERVICES LTD. 1Z44-3r.ftfi.SMA PkflN 327-6070 Dear Ann Landers: My hus- band is a bartender. I am not crazy about Jerry holding this kind of a job: but he enjoys it and makes good money. He works every day and two nights a week. Our children are grown and on their own, so the two nights he works I'm at home alone. U seems that Jerry, just because he is employed at this place, thinks he is obliged to help all the customers have a good time. It came back to me through a friend that he often dances with the women who come in and on several oc- casions he has driven them home. When I asked Jerry about this he admitted it. I then demanded to know why he didn't tell me himself. He said, "I knew you wouldn't like it and I didn't want to make you mad I then said. "If you knew it would make me mad, why did you do He answered. "Because it's my job to keep the customers nappy." We are at a standstill on this issue and it is creating a lot of trouble. Every time I bring up the subject when he comes home late and I think he has driven a lady customer home) we get into a fight. Tell me, Ann Landers, am I wrong when I say he should behave hke a 45-year-old married man and not be danc- ing with women who hang around bars and driving them home1 He said. "Wnte to An- nie She's got good sense and will set you straight." So will you please be the judge? Crazy Or Not? Dear Not Crazy: 1 know of no corktaii lounge where the bartenders are expected to dance with customers and fur- nish them with transportation. Tins is stnctiy Jerry's idea of "special hospitality." Since he knows this is creating a problem in your marriage he should knock it off. And you can tell him An- nie said so. Dear Ann Landers: I am a 16-year-old girl who is scared to death. I don't go steady, but there's this one boy I like better than all the others. He is really neat but he has a warped sense of humor. We live in a courtyard apartment on the ground floor. My bedroom is in the back and there's a very nice terrace and lily pond with shrubs and bushes. This nutty kid has been coming to my bedroom window at night, sometimes rather late, and making like he is trying to get in. I've told him to cut the com- edy before my parents catch him. but he thinks it is very funny. Last night I locked my window, pulled down the shade and drew the draperies. He kept hanging around, tapp- ing on the window for almost half an hour. Please tell me what to do to make him stop the foolishness. If he is caught I know my folks will give me orders never to see him again. Snaky Shelly Dear Shell: Doesn't that clown realize he could be arrested as a Peeping Tom or even mistaken fcr a prowler and shot? For heaven's sake, tell him to cancel the alley cat act before he finds himself laughing all (he way to the dis- trict attorney's office. Do yon fee! awkward, self- conscious lonely? Welcome to the club. There's help for yon in Ann Landers's booklet, "The Key to Popularity." Send 35 cents in coin with your request and a long, stamped, self-addressed envelope to Aim Landers, P.O. Box 1466, Eight, HI. 00130. Chris Stewart Bible Coffees popular Friendship Bible Coffees appear to be popular in Coaldale. Four morning get togethers already underway are held in the homes of Mary Gossen, Carol Neufeldt, Nettie Mack and Elsie Fast with Helen Pauls, Lydia Thiessen and Lena and Freda Boschman serving as leaders. Mrs. Anna Vries, the Auxiliary Hospital's Sunday afternoon entertainment convenor, needs additional entertainers for the third and fifth Sundays of each month. She reports the Pentecostal, Presbyterian and Monarch Reformed Church choirs perform regularly and she has already booked the Sweet Adelines for December 29, but there are numerous Sundays when she's scraping the barrel bottom for performers. Anna is assisted by Mrs. Lucy Defreeze and Mrs. Enid Halvorsen. This year's Christmas Carol concert will be the 28th consecutive Yuletide presentation co-ordinated by local choir- master and organist Arthur K. Putland. Slated this year for Dec. 18 at Southmmster United Church, Mr. Putland has already been assured of more than 10 participating local church choirs. President Mary McQuillan will preside at the Coaldale Hospital Auxiliary's Fall tea, November 13 This dedicated group, whose project this year is to equip the hospital's emergency room, has already raised for needed hospital equipment. The auxiliary meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 8 p m. in the board room. Two local mothers, interested in promoting breast feeding, have provided 30 women with information about the La Leche League. Mary Lou Nordstrom, and Betty Anne Papp say the local group (they expect to receive their charter by November plan their next meeting for October 28 at 8 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Rita McQueen, 725 18th Street South Friendship Bible Coffees, affiliated with the Christian Women's Club and the Christian Business and Professional Women's Council have been organized in seven Southern Alberta centres, according to Mrs. Kay Dunstan, area represen- tative.' Co-ordinators are Beth Loewen and Marie Royer, Lethbridge; Irma Solzman, Pmcher Creek; Bobby Ruggles. Enchant, Lydia Thiessen, Coaldale, Nora Streight, Milk River, Joanne Penner, Grassy Lake; Karen Gieddie, Tilley; Doris Peacock, Picture Butte and Mildred Hamilton, Medicine Hat. Mrs. Eleanor Fast and Mrs. Susan Enns serve as local and coun- cil chairmen. The lift of having a weekly coiffure could be offered Aux- iliary Hospital patients if enough hairdressers volunteered their services, says Mrs. A. L. Hacker, who has prettied patients' hair for the past 18 years. Mrs Hacker is assisted at the Beauty Spot Tuesday afternoons by Mesdames D. Gowlland, G. H. Oliver, O. Lewicki, D. Schindeler and S. Leong on alternate weeks Additional volunteers would make weekly service possible. Pioneer Girls' representatives from five Southern Alberta churches will attend the seminar featuring regional represen- tative Charlene de Haan of Calgary, at the Lakeview Mennomte Brethren church, Oct. 24. District advisor Lena Boschman and committee co or- dinators Ann Traber of the Lakeview church, Eleanor Dueck, Coaldale Mennonite Brethren; Marie Olefert, Vauxhall interdenominational club; Treva Zeiber, Pentecostal and Shirley Sokvitne, Evangelical Free church, will be among the delegates at the semi annual, all day session A Coaldale trio consisting of Lydia Thiessen, Ann Traber and Lena Boschman, featured on occasional Sunday afternoons at the Coaldale hospital, is receiving requests from farther afield. The talented singers will be featured on Nov. 4 at the Christian Women's Association's banquet at Ericksen's Restaurant. Marie Royer, Southern Alberta District president of the Women's Missionary Society of the Evangelical Free church will preside at the quarterly rally slated for the Bassano Free church, Thursday, October 24. Mrs. Ruth Orr of Brazil will be the guest speaker. Buxom hot house tomatoes, harvested from the 500 plants at Coaldale's Sunrise Ranch will be ready for sale next week, ac- cording to ranch manager, Bob Harrison. The ranch, on the Pic- ture Butte highway, half a mile north of Coaldale. is no longer operated by the Lethbridge Association for the Mentally Retarded and is now sponsored by Com Serve, the Comprehen- sive Service for the Handicapped'. RUMMAGE SALE FRIDAY, Oct. 25th 7-9 p.m. SATURDAY, Oct 26th 9-11 a.m. St. Augustine's Upper Hall by Evening Branch A.C.W. 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