The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on June 5, 1969 · Page 21
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The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 21

Baytown, Texas
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Thursday, June 5, 1969
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Btgtavn TKurtday. Jun« S. 1969 S«e. Ill TKurtday, June 5, 1969 9I|* fttm S«c. Ill Jump During Post Year Food Costs Rise 5.8% Food costs in Houston rose .4 percent during the month «rf March and 5.8 percent during the past year, says the U. S. Dept. of Labor. Now the retail food index stands at an all time high of 124.3. This means that today the housewife needs $12.43 to buy food that cost $10 in the 1957 59 period. The Labor Department says living costs in genera! have risen again. Tnis includes food, housing, clothing, transporta- The c a n si: ol tne mini; ;;••!</«.'*, according to c,'ili!',' an'l :•! i:ii! dealers is th;u consiun- lion and medical care and recreation. Living costs rose .8 percent during the month of March throughout the nation and 5.1 during the past year. The regional office in'Dallas Labor Department noted price rises for March for fruits and vegetables, meats, poultry, fish and dairy products in the Houston area. Food prices in the Housi area have risen 5.4 over the March 1908 said: ''I was so -••^ m . when I fir>t .started Klio** x The national rise in the'cost of living is making it tough for the government economists who interpret the index and try lo explain why costs keep soaring despite repeated predictions that control of inflation is just around the corner. The man most frequently caught in the middle is Arnold fh.-njp p<;a£t3r" commissioner Statis, reports. RHMn^^HH^^^^^H^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^B BBHBBM^^^^^^^^^^^^MI YOU ••••nMM ^^^^^^^^^^^^^MIPBOBOOBHOBBOBOOPPHillllillililH>w<iMi^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^B^^^^ff^^^^^B^^^^^^B"^^*^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ COMPLAINED tlrol 'V Increase May Tot $5 Billion in 1969 Washington IAP) — Consurn- "Higher retiiil prices crs may spend i5 billion more;reflected a strong on food this year because of food stimulated b> '.•xpected higher retail prices, a comes," the rrj larger population and a greater per capita consumption of the more expensive items, says^ the Agriculture Department. Officials predicted that if^ posable income rises by a^ ij percent this year as ex^ consumers will pay a 4 percent larger food bii!| was about $101 billion The increase would in! estimated rise Ihis yeaf retail cost of food of bl and 2.5 percent, the lie/ said. Consumption \'l Per capita Inwl c<| this year may rise DC, cent'from JOfiB. wild increase in higher - rvidittcs such as chicken, citrus fru rssed vegetables. Kelail prices in Ij dieted lo remain a! ''ir fish, turkey, h'.'sh vegetables, and cereal and ucls. and lower f< eggs, dairy produj products. I Kelail food price! elude (hose at re: rose .1.5 percent in rnr\ r.'ii-l '•' r. o d r.l ff .«;or«'s rose .') percent. ;tiitl those! •i' !i:siarirants 5 percent. ( chain MRS. MORRIS HIGH, HOUSTON: "I feel that we absorb the cost of trading stamps, yes. Even though we're told we don't." \ MRS. T. E. STUBBE, ALDINE: "If I get 'em, I save 'em. I'd like to see the stamps done away with . . .and then lower the prices." \ ^K MRS. DORA ME HOUSTON: "Well, since V o pay the high price for the just as well get the stamps'" v, ," VJ l- SO N , i have to C! you U.S. Act'fci 3 Pcti Seen Washington (AP)-Sevcij say the government must | rise in the cost of food lion is to be controlled. But there was no agrc ranging from possible w! of federal farm subsidies. The Agriculture Department casts Dial food costs would ru was being revised upward. An <•] more likely be about 3 percfil Food prices last year jumped food makes up 20 percent of the "j climbed 4.7 percent in 1968, thj Korean war year of 1951. One congressman, Rep. Williar Indicated the unexpected rise in general inflationary' psychology! "I am afraid we'll see the laslf controls on wages and prices."! Widnall is the senior Republf gress' Joint Economic Committl Another member of the comf D-Wis., said the administration] this year allowed for too muc the rise in food prices would "The Agriculture Departme Ing wealthy corporate farms prices to rise," Reuss said. " change this. There's a war o;j 2nd Thoughts Expressed On Costs of Food Washington |AP> — Govern^ Ttcnt experts are having seconrl '.hitughls about their previous! nulimistic forecast thai Ihe in-l I'/oase in food prices this yeail niitjht be hold lo between 2| rind 2.5 percent. The Agriculture Department! is in the process of reexamin-J ing its earlier projections, and it may be that we'll find the outlook for food prices will rise is much as 3 per cent over '•as>. >ear," an official said.I ihis still would be an improve-! ment over last year when foodj prices soared 4.3 percent. The department is scheduled in ;S«IIR a summary report on ""1 the national food situation Ma 2~.4 I. ?'i'.!rce.--*ay the revised fo« ll£j •-r.£t analvKis. lo be included i 1 2 last fall's campaign. Since he ^ took office in January, prices cer( have risen at an annual rat* we . of < percent, considerably • Th hi«h«- than 196*'s increase of 4.1 percent, sharpest yearly jump in' IB years, Economist Chas« began predicting a turnabout six month* ago, and he's still forecasting a slow down. in cost of m o*< ~.*»r,i_y LADIES OF THE JURY, THIS WAS YOUR VERDICT: k\ MRS. ROBERT P. HEISLER HOUSTON: "No, I don't save trading stamps, but I do accumulate them . . .Who pays for them? 1 guess I do . . .1 hate to admit it!" Rdiz- Jfood fcd to Fclear con- Jid the farm bill re- lo offer founts in- 5mps has the Cily fommiltee. td by the |2fl, wnuld qns sliHion luners who lo offer between. [5 to 5 per- stamis"~al ^7-59 aver- ^bles rose ^llry and ent, and products was LEWI "It is sale to say the peak len< 4,3 percent above a year ago. Cost of food eaten away from home was up .4 percent. Most beef, veal and pork items •were up. The price of . jwent down about 4 cents a t/ the inflationary surge is Retail' to rise as they ' months, high record, Ihe Bureau o( Labor Statistics reported today, The increase from April to May was .6 percent in Houston and the index reached 118.7 percent of the average 'i'or 1957-59. That means looti lhat cost S10 in 3957-59 now costs $11.80. This was the highest point in the 5-! years the price index has been reported here. In the May report it was 118.1 in April it was 117.9 and in March it wa.s 117.-1. The largest hike in the April- May period was in the cost of dairy products, which went up & COKER ! MRS. C. PASADENA: and the games the prices.. trading stamps, wonderful!" A. REECE, "Cutting out stamps would probably lower . If they eliminated I think that would be MRS. CHARLOTTE CARTER, HOUSTON: "If merchants could make it easier and cheaper to buy groceries without the trading stamps, I would prefer it." ^ >>/ <T ' '*';•,-^ ^ '' : i *" s .., "*•< J"" " ' '< . ' MRS. JACK T. BROWN, HOUSTON: "Getting rid of stamps might bring the prices down . . .1 save them because I feel like I've already paid for them." *•" ^ \ S* MRS. FRANK ERNHART, BAYTOWN: "The consumer pays for trading stamps...If they decided to do away with them to cut prices, 1 would feel most happy." We are ending our stamp program on Tuesday, June 10, 1969, and we are slashing prices on thousands of national brand items. In other words ; TT FOR THE RECORD: In the lewis & Coker Comparative Shopper's list below, we have listed only a few examples of our new lower everyday prices. Compare these prices with items in your pantry, or better yet, take this list with you wherever you shop. Check the facts yourself. See how much you nojjL can $ave sh °PP in « at Lewi$ * Coker - LEWIS &COKER ITEM SIZE MUSSELMAN APPLE SAUCE # 303 Can V-8 COCKTAIL JUICE HAWAIIAN RED PUNCH DEL MONTE WHOLE GREEN BEANS JBBY CORNED BEEF JOHNSONS PLEDGE WITH LEMON KRAFT MAYONNAISE SAVINGS AT LEWIS&bOKER KRAFT BARBECUE SAUCE BAMA STRAWBERRY PRESERVES PETER PAN PEANUT BUTTER MARYLAND CLUB COFFEE KELLOGG SUGAR FROSTED FLAKES SHELL NO-PEST STRIP BANQUET MEAT PIES BANQUET CREAM PIES FLEISCHMANN'S CORN OIL MARGARINE KRAFT HALF MOON LONGHORN CHEESE LE SUEUR PEAS LIBBY RED SALMON TOTAL SAVINGS THIS SUPER SPECIAL GOOD THRU TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 1969. -.V HORMEL BACON First Quality Black Label Sliced Lb. Pkg. THIS SUPER SPECIAL GOOD THRU TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 1969. So that you can complete your S & H Green Stamps Saver Books, we are giving . . . THIS SUPER SPECIAL GOOD THRU TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 1969. LIMIT RIGHTS RESERVED from Thursday, June 5/ through Tuesday, June 10. HOUSTON • 1329 ARLINGTON • 2266 WEST HOLCOMBE • 5602 WESTHF.IMER • 5238 PALMS CENTER • 9767 KATY ROAD • 12516 MEMORIAL DRIVE • 9645 HILLCROFT PASADENA . 914 WEST SOUTHMORE • 2143 RED BLUFF ROAD BAYTOWN • 7200 BAYTOWN DRIVE

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