The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on January 21, 1963 · Page 3
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The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas · Page 3

Ottawa, Kansas
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Monday, January 21, 1963
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Ottawan Recalls Adventures On Road Upon Retirement As A Salesman (Continued From Page One) before the widespread use of hospitals and nursing homes, he sometimes found that a birth or a death had just occurred. Because of his continued close association with his customers he followed news of their families with interest and was never too busy to look at pictures or hear the latest newt. During the later years of his sales career, Risdon served the children and grandchildren of his first customers. A common question was, "Now what was it that mom used to buy for this purpose?" More often than not he could recall the product and the circumstances. His memory serves him well yet in tracing family relationships. During a period of hospitalization in the summer of 1958, Ris don was surprised to find thai most of the aides remembered him from childhood. Most of them said of him, "I just loved to see Mr. Risdon coming. He let me smell the perfume." Perfume also was involved in -» heart • warming incident involving a couple no longer living. Plain - living, frugal Germans, they could only speak broken English. One day the wife bought necessities but kept looking a some perfume. After Risdo took it out of the case and show ed it to her she told her husban how nice it was. She nodded a firmatively to her husband's ques tion, "You vant?" and he imme diately decided, "Ve buy." The list of products expands uring the company's 73 years rom the original nine to about 00. Biggest sellers, according to isdon, were extracts and spices, niments, salves, ointments, in- ecticides, stock spray and "bug ust." Customers were served rom the home as well as during oute calls. In addition to selling products, lisdon also trained new dealers, erved on panels and wrote articles for the company magazine, n 1940 he was called to the head iffice at Freeport, 111., and asked o take an administrative posi- ion. However, he declined the jffer to remain in close contact tvith his customers and friends. His last customer on a route call was Albert Fritts, East Lo* gan, as Risdon suffered • stroke on June 10, 1958. During his gradual convalescence since then customers have been served from the home. Risdon finds Mrs. L. A. Rupf 'ormerly of the Rupf Hatchery listed in a ledger as his first cus tomer. She bought medicate* ointment, prepared mustard anc lemon extract. Mrs. A. M. Lloyd Ottawa, has been a customer al the way through. The list of early customers still ving includes the Lloyd Carrs, klrs. Ray Detwiler, Mr. and Mrs. \nsel Hills, the Chris Kruegers, . P. Morgan, Mrs. C. E. Caylor, ic Homer Bishops, Mrs. A. H. Dyer, the Jesse Stewarts, the R. Stevensons, the Wayne Scotts, the 0. L. Rathjens and the Franklin Bakers. Also a custom- r is his sister, Mrs. Chester Martin, and Mr. Martin. The veteran salesman points out hat time has brought many changes. It formerly was customary for women to remain at Does BLADDER IRRITATION MAKE YOU NERVOUS? After 21, common Kidney or Bladder IT citations affect twice as many women .ai men and may make you tense and nervou from too frequent, burning or itchln urination both day and night. Secondarily you may lose sleep and suffer from Head aches, Backache and feel old, tired, de pressed. In such irritation, CYSTEX usually brings fast, relaxing comfort b curbing irritating germs in strong, acl( urine and by analgesic pain relief. Oe OYSTEX at druggists. Feel better faat home, but the advent of the 2-car family changed that. High-power ed TV advertising, rising union labor cost and increased freight rates have made inroads on business. In spite of this his customer list numbered 1,200. A son, Don, in the Air Force during World War n, is an insurance salesman in Ottawa. On April 19, 1957, Risdon married Mary Louise Harris, school principal in Prairie Village. He is a member of First Christian Church and was one of the 5- member committee which planned the present sanctuary. Following his stroke he learned to use his left hand and learned new ways of doing tasks about the home. He is slowly regaining his speech through speech therapy classes at University of Kansas and with help from Mrs Risdon who took a year's leave of absence in September from her teaching position ' n Lincoln kindergarten. His hobbies are scrapbooks (now on No. 4), work in his shop with a new sabre saw and driving about to watch changes in the area, "He knows every gate and blind corner," says Mrs. Risdon, who also says her husband is her best critic on the evening art lessons she takes at Ottawa University. Mrs. Risdon says her husband has used the same desk for his accounts through his career, and that he always has believed in advertising. "He always carried a daily ad in the classified sec- tion as long as he could make Us route." A friend characterized Risdon as "• natural salesman who he had (o his work." THE OTTAWA HERALD Monday, Jan. 21, 1963 course, money doesn't grow on trees... it comes from financial house! f «*<-> A'/ax/fc Loans • Budgeting • Financing i [Interstate OUSC J L F I N A N C • COIWFANY TOM TOULOUSE, MANAGER 429 South Main SL - CH 2-1090 NOTICE to the Public: Sealed bids will be taken until 10:00 A.M., February 1,1963, at the office of the County Clerk at the Courthouse, Ottawa, Kansas, for furnishing approximately 50,000 gal. No. I or No. 2 Diesel Fuel, and 40,000 gal. Regular Grade Gasoline to the Franklin County Highway Department for the year of 1963. The bid is to be a firm price per gallon for the fuel used during 1963. Principal points of delivery will be near Pomona, i Williamsburg, Princeton, Richmond, Rantoul, Lane, LeLoup, Wellsville, and Ottawa. Capacity of our storage tanks are 500 gallons. The County Commissioners reserve the right to reject any or all bids. By order of Board of Commissioners CECIL VINING Chairman of Board of Commissioners BRUCE SPEARS, County Clerk Don't get behind the "8-bair on your INCOME TAX STOf end think, h » worth *• wotfc md wonr to itntegU w*h |QT|| yoOT MX r*9T9 wh.n w* hondf* * quickly « tew «o*T Th« TAX FEDERAL SAVINGS •• dJMovcr eftm pay .„_ rtv.fM.ft* SMART1 TMi y»or *"" try th, BLOCK woyl W. M nw STATE T0*r n.lqhhor foe 1 MAIAMTtt i MM * M 201 '/2 S. Main 346 Offices Across the United States Week Days and Sat. 9 A.M.-6 P.M. — CH 2-4224 Appointment Necessary, flTassmers SEMI-ANNUAL SALE SEMI-ANNUAL STARTS WEDNESDAY MORNING (CLOSED ALL DAY TUESDAY IN PREPARATION) Don'/ Miss This Chance for Substantial Savings on Quality Men's and Boys' Clothing Sale Includes All Winter Merchandise Plus Odds and Ends 33'/3% OFF Men's Sweaters 8.95 Values...... 5.97 10.95 Values 7,27 12.95 Values 8.57 Entire Stock Included Men's SPORT COATS 29.95 Values Z3« V7 39.95 Values 31., V7 Entire Stock Included 25% OFF Men's Winter Coots 12.95 Values.... T«67 16.95 Values.... 12*67 22.95 Values.... 17 27 29.95 Values.... 22*47 Entire Stock Included SAVE 20% AND MORE ON Men's Regular Weight SUITS OVER 100 SUITS TO CHOOSE FROM By Petrocelli, Michaels-Stern, J&F, HIS, Sterlingcraft Men's SPORT SHIRTS 3.17 3.97 4.00 Values. 5.00 Values, 5.95 Values ...... Entire Stock Included 39.95 Values 49.95 Values.... MEN'S TIES 1 17 1.50 to 2.50 Values Red Hot Buy On Men's WINTER CAPS ... 1.00 197 Men's TOPCOATS 31.97 39.97 59.95 Values.... 47 - Y7 Entire Stock Included Men's DRESS PANTS 6.37 8J7 10.37 16.95 Values 13*57 Entire Stock Included Values to 45.00. Values to 65.00. Values to 75.00. 31.97 47.97 5557 69.57 25% OFF Men's and Boys' Leather Gloves 2.99 Values...... 2*17 • 3.99 Values ...... 2^V7 5.00 Values ...... 3*77 Entire Stock Included Men's Continental Cotton Pants Values to 95.00, SIZES 37 to 50 Expert Fitting Included Use Your Charge Account 7.95 Values.... 10.95 Values 12.95 Values 1.99 Values. 2.99 Values. SPECIAL! MEN'S SOCKS 75c to 1.00 Values.. DTC 3 FOR $1.50 Terrific Buy On Leather Lined BOOTS 16.95 and 18.95 Values.. . 10. SAVE 20% AND MORE ON ENTIRE STOCK OF MEN'S SHOES OVER 150 PAIR TO CHOOSE FROM By Mansfield and Bostonian 10.37 13,57 15.97 19.97 5.00 Values 6.95 Values 5*57 12.95 Values.... 19.95 Values.... 12.95 Values.... 16.95 Values.... 19.95 Values.... 24.95 Values Special Group! Men's DRESS SHIRTS , 3.97 5.00 Values. Men's Pajamas 3.27 4.77 4.25 Values... 5.95 Values... SAVE 20% TO 50% During Our Semi-Annual SALE OPEN WED. NIGHT TILL 8:30 P.M. rrYassmers Boys' Suits and SPORT COATS 10.37 15.97 29.95 Values.... 23*97 Styled By Lee-Wald Boys' DRESS PANTS 3.17 3.97 477 33V3% OFF Boys' Sweaters 327 4.95 Values &•£•! 5.95 Values «J»T/ 7.95 Values 5.Z7 Entire Stock Included Boys' SPORT SHIRTS 1 C7 »9i 2.99 Values Z*37 Entire Stock Included Boys 1 Continental Cotton Pants 2.37 317 3.97 2.99 Values. 3.99 Values. 4.95 Values. 3.95 Values 4.95 Values 5.95 Values 10.95 Values.... 12.95 Values.... "THE BOYS WITH THE DUDS" DON'T MISS OUR BARGAIN TABLES FROM SOc TO $2.00 ITEMS INCLUDED ARE: • Boys'Vests • Boys' Caps • Boys' Robes • Boys'and Men's Belts • Men's Cotton Pants • Men's Bow Ties • Men's Sweat Shirts • Men's Rayon Socks • Men's LS. Knit Shirts Entire Stock Included Boys' Winter Jackets 8J7 10.37 14.95 Values.... 11 » 11 Entire Stock Included Boys' WINTER CAPS 1.00 1.97 Boys' Knit and Flannel PAJAMAS 2.37 1.99 Values. 2.99 Values. 2.99 Values. Boys 1 NYLON JEANS Special Group ? T? 2.98 Values 4b»<J i 3.50 Values...... •£•//

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