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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Jan. 23, 1975)
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Hints for grocery
open for spring semester
An alternative to high record shop prices and picked-over public
library collections-the UNL Record Lending Library has opened
for second semester.
The library is open from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Thursdays. Other
open hours have not been determined but times wall be posted
when they are set. The library, located near the Nebraska Union
south desk, will try to stay open four hours a day, according to
chairperson Chris Batie.
Over 75 new records, mainly bluegrass, folk, and country, were
purchased over semester break, Batie said. If money is available
records will be purchased throughout the semester, Batie said.
The collection of about 600 records covers a wide variety of
musical tastes-rock, jazz, classical, humor, bluegrass, and pop. The
Record Lending Library, supported by student fees, is a project of
the Union Program Council (UPC).
Batie said volunteers prepare the records for the library and
work during the open hours. Volunteers are still needed for this
semester, he said.
Students with valid student identification may complete a
library card, and then are entitled to two records for two weeks.
Batie said he wants to expand the collection with more folk and
With each trip to the grocery store, consumers
face rising prices. However, by spending more
time in planning and shopping, food costs can be
After shopping at several supermarkets,
choose two or so that allow you to conserve both
money and time. Costs and availability of
transportation need to be considered in this
decision. Shop as infrequently as storage space
will allow. If freezer and shelf space is available,
shop once a month for canned goods and meat,
then use weekly trips to buy perishable items like
milk, bread, fresh fruits and vegetables.
Plan meals before you go to the store. Plan
more than one meal around a meat item, beef
roast and vegetables on Saturday can be beef
sandwiches on Monday and beef stew another
time. Learn the different cuts of meat and how
to prepare them.
Sauces & Pickles
"No meat is tough if prepared properly," says
Charles Adams, assistant dean at the College of
Agriculture. Adams also teaches Animal Science
311, Selection of Meat Products. Costs per
serving of meat must be considered, and fats that
must be trimmed or drained from the meat and
bone add to that cost.
It is important to compare prices of different
brands while shopping. Store brands are generally
less expensive than name brands. Weights and
costs per ounce need to be checked and
compared. On items that are packaged in a new
way or on multiple-prices items, pnce increases
may be concealed.
Buy the largest possible package as long as it is
consistent with your need. A gallon of skim milk
may cost less per ounce than a quart, but costs
more if the product sours before it is used. This
is also true of cereal if it becomes stale or soggy
before the box is empty.
Read labels for ingredients as well as unit
price information. One can of soup may be
several cents cheaper than another, but if the
first item in the list of ingredients is water on one
can and beef chunks on the other, the less
expensive one isn't saving you money.
Ingredients are listed in decreasing order of
amounts on product labels.
In Lincoln, as in most cities, supermarkets
advertise specials for the coming week on
Wednesdays. To economize, it is important to
plan purchases using the ads. Compare the prices
with that normally paid, and compare stores as
Food is never a bargain unless it will be eaten.
Six 1 0 oz. packages of frozen spinach available
this week at A&P is not a saving unless you like
spinach. Costs of preparation in convenience
foods must also be considered. Specials also offer
an opportunity to stock up on items used
In summary, here are a few suggestions that
may help save money when shopping:
-Plan your shopping. Prepare a list using ads
from the paper and planning meals for a week or
more. Be flexible about the list when it is
practical to do so. Avoid impulse buying of items
you do not need and your budget will not allow.
-Shop at regular intervals. Trips to the store
to pick up just a few things often result in more
money being spent on food.
-People spend more at the grocery store if
they shop when they are hungry, so shop after
dinner not before.
-Know prices of items you buy regularly and
use this information in comparative shopping and
in identifying savings on advertised specials.
-Allow ample time for planning and shopping
to compare prices and products.
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215 Suits and Sportcoats 50o-75co off
85 Leather Goats and Ski Coats vn Price
630 Sweaters at 994
520 Flannel Shirts 594
480 Blue Jeans 594
380 Pants 584
200 STYLES of Lien's Shoes on Sale
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Wednesday thru Saturday
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Winter Stock at 48 off
300 Blouses & Knits
Dresses, Shoes, Pantsuits
and much more!
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Produced & Directed by Cinda Firestone
80 minutes 1973 USA
THE BALLAD OF CROWFOOT by Willie Dunn
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday -January 21 ,22 & 23
Screenings at 3, 7 & 9 p.m.
Sheldon Art Gallery 1 2th & 'Ft' St.
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page 12 daily nebraskan
thursday, january 23, 1975
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