Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on May 16, 1967 · Page 29
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PAGE 30 T U C S O N D A I L Y C I T I Z E N TUESDAY, MAY 16, I9$7 BY SUMMER 2% To 3% Rise In Food Prices Is Predicted WASHINGTON (AP) -- American housewives will be paying two to three per cent more for groceries by this summer, the Agriculture Department predicted today. .The anticipated hike in retail food prices is expected to wipe out a decline of nearly one per cent during the first three months months of the year, then advance another one or two per cent on top of that. ' ;For the year as a whole, the E)eatli Takes Widow Of UA Teacher ;Mrs. Lois Z. Smith, widow of the late Dr. Chester H. Smith, died Sunday in Phoenix in a hospital. resident of Tucson from 1929 to 1965, Mrs. Smith had been living in North Congregational Church of the Beatitudes' retirement home in Phoenix. She was 68. Her husband was a teacher in the University of Arizona College of Law for 35 years. He died in 1964. ;Mrs. Smith was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Presbyterian Church. She was born in St. James, Minn., and had an A.B. degree from the University of South Dakota and an MA. degree in child welfare and speech from the University of Iowa was a member of Delta Zeta Sorority and served the UA chapter as alumnae adviser. Surviving Mrs. Smith are two daughters and two sons, Mrs. Betty Smith Purcell, Wichita Falls, Tex.; Mrs. Bonnie Smith Sawyer, Phoenix; Craig A. Smith, Westminster, Calif., and Dr. Brit Owen Smith, Lancaster, Calif. There are 13 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are pending in Phoenix. department forecasts an average jump of about 1.7 per cent in food costs above last year. Primarily because of the projected price hikes, consumers are expected to spend about $94.6 billion for food this year compared to ?91 billion in 1966. The forecast for higher retail food prices comes at a time when prices paid farmers for food they produce are down nearly 10 per cent from last summer and seven per cent below last year's average. Some of the expected increase in retail food prices would reflect anticipated upturns in some farm prices, particularly for meat animals. Somewhal reduced marketings of cattle and hogs are expected as a consequence of some contraction in livestock production under the pressure of prices unsatisfac tory to farmers. The department said curren indications point to an increase in both production and marketing of farm comrnoditieSjlhii year, with the upturn cphc'en- trated in crops. Because consumer incomes went up while food prices easec off slightly, the department saic consumers spent an average o 17.5 per cent of their income for food during the first quarter o the year, the lowest of record Last year, the percentage was 18.5. Items expected to rise later in the year besides meats includ eggs, poultry and possibly some dairy products. Items expecte to continue near present level include citrus products, canne fruits, processed vegetable; potatoes and cereal products. - ' Hx^-- jvwff*,«K -,:,; -*,(t? 5 t -,.;-; -. ,* ' '/v VV"' Beauty Protection With her hair blown down into her face, Beverly Lacek, Miss Illinois, gets suntan lotion applied to her back by Jacqueline Linder, Miss North Dakota, as the girls get ready for picture day at Miami Beach. The Miss USA Beauty Pageant is in progress there, with the finals scheduled for Saturday night. Those Wrong Bulges Were Marijuana An Olivehurst, Calif., woman who "bulged in the wrong places" and her husband each received indefinite prison terms in federal court here for illegal possession of marijuana. Mrs. Patricia Ann Phillips, 24, was sentenced yesterday under the young adult act, and her husband, Douglas, 20, under the youth corrections act. Imposed by U. S. Dist. Court Judge James A. Walsh, the sentences under the acts carry indefinite prison terms of up to six years. The two pleaded guilty to illegally possessing one pound of marijuana at Nogales on Feb. 14. Customs officials said that ·the marijuana was found on Mrs. Phillips when they noticed she had a "strange shape" in a pair of stretch pants. Dietz Double Sessions To Be Decided Tonight The District 1 School Board will decide tonight whether to place Dietz Elementary School on double sessions next year. The-alternative is to continue busing children in the Erickson School area to other facilities as much as 10 miles away. Construction of Erickson, originally planned for opening next fall at 6750 E. Stella Road, was delayed when bids exceeded planners' estimates by some 40 per cent. It is being redesigned. District officials had hoped he school could be built by ti;e second semester next year. They had planned to place its future students in Dietz on a half-day session until Erickson could open. It now appears that the new plant will not be ready before ate spring. Parents in both School areas have objected to the proposed double sessions. Erickson's future students PTA To Hold Dinner Tanque Verde School PTA will hold a Mexican dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the school, Tanque Verde Loop and Wrightstown roads. Funds will go toward an irrigation system to grass the schoolyard. The dinner is open to the public. Council Moves To Speed City's Rezoning Process Fast action on rezoning three lots for the new Tucson Racquet Club has been assured by the City Council in a move to speed up the city's rezoning process. It takes ·· too long now, the council said yesterday. Mayor Lew Davis said that, for one thing, the Planning and Zoning Commission's policy of holding hearings only every two months-is wrong. Attorney Robert C. Stubbs bypassed the commission and asked the council to initiate the case. The losts are located on Alvernon Way.at E. Holmes St. M u 11 i p 1 e-family zoning is needed for the club's new headquarters. Stubbs said it takes two months now for a rezoning case to get before the council for action. Assistant Planning Director Charles Rider revealed that it actually was more like three months since the commission must have a preliminary before a.public hearing on each case, and public hearings are scheduled only every two months. The council's action was to direct the commission to have a hearing on the racquet club request next month. "This has been a concern to me," said Councilman Kirk Storch. "Since it takes so long, I've often wondered what would happen if we had a chance to 2 Business Firms Looted Of $1,410 Burglaries of two business firms in which loot valued at $1,410 was stolen were under investigation today by police. ' The biggest loss was reported at the Budget-Rent-A-Car office, 2501 E. Valencia Road, where $800 in cash and checks was stolen. - The burglary, in which a rear door glass was smashed to gain entry, was discovered about 7:30 a.m. yesterday by James R. Grainger, 1945 W. Valley Road, manager, when he wen to open up for business. Light fixtures, two coolers, a heater, freezer, cash register sink, hot water heater and sev en radio amplifiers, valued a about $600, were stripped from a vacant office building at 113i S.' Highland Ave. yesterday by burglars who forced a d o o r open, police said. Owner of the building was listed as Samuel Joyner of Og den, Utah. Copper To Be Reserved For Defense Uses Cut WASHINGTON (AP) -- The lommerce Department has announced reductions in the amount of refined copper which producers must leave in reserve for defense purposes during the third quarter of 1967. The department's business and defense services administration said Sunday that set-aside domestic refined copper will be cut from 29 to 26 per cent of the 1965 base period. It also announced reductions set-asides for most other copper products. The reserve for ammunition strip was reduced from 27 to 25 per cent for the third quarter, but the set-asides for most other, copper products, except alloy ed rod, bar, shapes and wire jump from 7 to 10 per cent. Overall, set-asides for copper mill products, wire mill prod' cuts, copper-base foundry products and copper-base powder mill products will total abdut 12 er cent of anticipated shipments. get industry and needed fast action on rezoning to make it possible." Storch made the motion for the council to initiate the rezoning "as a test case." Commission policy has been to hold hearings every other month and meet for planning sessions in alternate months, Rider explained. "I don't care how many planning sessions the commission has on its own," Davis said, "but hearing should be h e l d more, frequently than every two "but hearings should be held more frequently than every two months." 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