Young People Are Showing More Interest in Antiques ^ ta— ^ ^™ . • .AAL. __..*•••«•> ni Vinr finrin By Vivian Brown > (AP Writer) Young people may have parlayed their interest in handcrafted things into an appreciation of the oldest American antiques ... it is very difficult for dealers to find authentic old antiques . . . geographical factors influence, the popularity of antiques styles. Those were some of the thoughts expressed by dealers at the recent Winter Antique Show in New York. A little gloom was displayed, but it wasn't because the dealers Weren't selling. It was a big sell show. What bothered many dealers was the scarcity of antiques. In her 43 years in the antiques business Lillian Blankley Coganof Farmington, Conn., has never seen early things so scarce. But it isn't because of Bicentennial buying, she says. "People have begun to -Staff Photo Auxiliary Volunteers —• Mrs. Frank Nockels, left and Mrs. Gerald Rettenmaier, both St. Anthony Regional Hospital auxiliary members, prepare at the reception desk for the 2 p.m. visiting hour. They are also in charge of sorting all the patients mail and delivering it to each room. The hospital is honoring the auxiliary this week during Iowa Hospital Volunteer Week. Mrs. Smith Sees Resurgence of GOP By Harrison Weber (Iowa Daily Press Association) DBS MOINES — Only 18 per cent of the nation's voters claim to be Republicans. This startling statistic alone might deter some people from serving as head of the Republican party, But not Iowa's Mary Louise Smith. To her — as national Republican chairman — it serves as an incentive to make the party -more viable. She, better than anyone, realizes that the Republican party must broaden its appeal to e.ntice the independent voter. This year's election,' perhaps more than any other in modern history, will be a test of American's two-party system. Democrats as well .as Republicans have been losing voters to that independent column, Mrs. Smith said in'an interview. The -trend set in before Watergate, but that sordid affair accelerated the movement from the Republican ranks. "We lost potential voters faster than the Democrats; we were hurt by events of that era," she acknowledged. A poll taken a year ago by the GOP national committee revealed that only 18 per cent of the voters across the country claimed they were Republicans. But Republican leaders, including Mrs. Smith7 like to think that Watergate is a thing of the past. The immediate problem for the Republicans is bridging the past with the present and looking toward the future. That's why she has called on two close friends — Governor Robert Ray and Iowa's national committeeman John McDonald — to assist in trying to make the party more vibrant. This triumvirate may have more power at its command at this falls' Republican national convention at Kansas City than any group from one state has had in recent years. Mrs. Smith, by virture of her position, will be in charge of the convention's arrangements committee, a very important'post., McDonald will chair the contest committee and Governor Ray has the assignment of being the platform committee chairman. She chose Ray and McDonald for these key positions because "you naturally turn to the people with whom you have, confidence." It will mark the first time in the party's history that an incumbent governor has served as chairman of the party's platform committee. Ray has been mentioned frequently as a possible vice presidential nominee and serving as head of the platform committee certainly will provide him with national press exposure. But if Ray's goal is to be the party's vice presidential nominee, the position as platform chairman might be his undoing because it is fraught With political landmines that can explode at any minute. M-rs. Smith is optimistic about this year's elections. "Republicans have "a momentum building across the country. There is enthusiasm and vigor in the revitalization of the party. We have congressmen coming back from their districts saying something is happening out there. "People are responding to the improved economic conditions; but, I also think there is a return to pride in being a Republican. There is a resurgence and I think this bodes well for our party." As GOP national chairman, Mrs. Smith is very much aware that in winning the presidency in 1972 the Republicans did not pick up other officesi particularly in Congress, that normally go with winning the presidency by such a large margin. That's one of her personal goals in 1976. Not only to win the presidency for the Republican party but to cut the Democrats' margin in Congress, where it is nearly two to one, and to elect more Republican governors. "I think a lot of people are talking about smaller government and reducing spending. There are Republican principles. We always have talked about them; we have a track record. Maybe we haven't expressed them well, but we are in tune with what the country is thinking. Democrats read the polls too, and you find many Democrats talking about these things. "I think what we are going to have to show is that Democrats don't always vote like they talk," Mrs. Smith asserted. understand thaUhere. are just so many old things available and they must get them while they can." Then, too, people are holding on to the old things they own. "A pleasant surprise for me has been the great interest young people are now showing in the very old things. They want to know everything about them. They are knowledgeable, careful and discriminating in their selections.' They are buying for pleasure, use and potential investment." She never encourages people to buy for investment, she says, but "it Is a safe thing to do if they want to do it. I certainly think there is no place for prices of old things to go but up." An early sale in the show had been a Spanish foot tea table (1700s), she said. Among other choice things in her WELCOME TO CARROLL GIBSON DISCOUNT CENTER WHERE YOU ALWAYS GET THE BEST FOR LESS I master charge i Prices Effective Thru March 21 - Right Reserve To Limit Quantities WELLS 1 lue bunny ~PH ra CREAM VaGals.' ' All Flavors Reg. $1.32 NABISCO OREO COOKIES 15-Oz. Pk. Reg. 91' Miracle Whip KRAFT MIRACLE WHIP 32-Oz:Jar JENO: FROZEN PIZZAS 13V2-OZ. Size -• Cheese • Hamburger • Sausage • Pepperoni Reg. $1.03 F RUIT COCKTAIL DEL MONTE FRUIT COCKTAIL 303 Can ANDERSON ERICKSON COTTAGE HUNT'S KETCHUP 32-Oz. Reg. 92< Assorted Per Pkg. OLD HOME booth was a William and Mary ballfoot desk with its original brasses, pewter spoons with trifords — three point ends— and a rare New England Bible box (1680) with stamped decorations of sunflowers that "had been done with a little tool." The sturdy large box from the Pilgrim period had created a lot of interest, especially among young viewers. Some things are unique for values that surpass even age and workmanship, she explained. Revolution buffs are especially interested in her silver tankard that was made by Samuel Minott of Boston for Ichabod Rollins, a planner of the Revolution. It seems Minott was reported to be a Tory, which provides great intrigue. Other things that might otherwise rarely be .seen outside museums always Tlmei Herald, Carroll, la. Wedneiday, March 17, 1976 make this show for the benefit of the East Side House Settlement a unique event. Lawrence King of Monroe County! 111., was exhibiting a large handcrafted cupboard made by Norwegians in Wisconsin. It was decorated with a variety of motifs and was one of four made for daughters — three otheres like it are in museums — explained Raeburn Stanley, who operates King's other shop in Ohio. There was also a primitive-looking Norwegian chair that had been carved out of a log. Some antiques style trends must be considered on a geographical basis: tastes vary, Yvonne Allen said. Whereas she specialized in. 18th century at her Spring City, Pa., shop, she imagines that her new shop at Los Altos, Calif., "will require a more varied stock, maybe Chinese." Although Constance Williams of Litchfield, Conn., thought the Bicentennial was probably "focussing people's minds on the early days" and perhaps prodding them in purchases that might have been postponed, "it isn't easy to find old pewter," she said. She anti her husband Tom are well known for their pewter. Don'the fuefeh. 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