Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on April 11, 1973 · Page 45
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Greeley, Colorado
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Wednesday, April 11, 1973
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Wed., April 11,1973 UKEEUiY (Com.) I K I B U N E A-3 · .-5 » Istanbul family has produced cymbals since 17th century B^RODNEY PRIDER ISTANBUL (AP) - What do the 'jjrfnadier Guards, Arme- nian'VJiurches, jazz bands and Carrjf^ie Hall have in com- mori^They all use cymbals -tinkling thin 'ones, clashing big one? ^j and lliey .all use cymbals^'made in Istanbul by a family which has been making' theni'stnce the early 17th centu- -y. ·':,, ; Th)? ZUcan family has been at workT since 1623, producing nothing'but the finest cymbals, . from a formula handed down from father to son and still kept'^a, solemn secret. They mak'e''''their · own alloy, cast their'pwn molds, and hammer, battef'scrape and polish them into the final product, which they treat as tenderly as hi-fi fans'ireat their most cherished records! ' The"end product, they say, is the tiest in the world, and the list tf customers is impressive. Some-2,000 to 3,000 pairs are expoESJd each year, most of theinjjfo America, at prices rangijig from $20 to. $100. Th'jgZilcans, an Armenian famiC^have only a small share of the world cymbal market, and the American branch of the family, established at Weymouth, Mass., for the past 50 years produces many more than are made here. The Zilcans attribute the quality of their instruments to their secret formula, and the fact that all the stages, including mixing the alloy of copper and tin, are done in the same workshop. The workshop is a one-room, high-roofed shed in the slums outside the 4th-century city walls of Istanbul, where it stands cheek by jowl with live animal traders, auto repair shops and fitters and turners. Inside, nine workmen, some Turks and some Armenians, hammer and hone and burnish and polish. The noise they create makes conversation below a bellow impossible. "The finer tuning is done at the end of the day, when the nbise stops," shouted Kerope Zilcan, 60, the cousin of the present owner Mikhail, 65. The cymbals come. in four thicknesses -- paper-thin, thin, medium, and medium-thick, and in any number of diameters from 10 inches to 24 inches, depending on the specification of the buyer. The paper-thin and thin cymbals are used by dance-bands, the medium by symphony orchestras, and the thick by military bands such as that of the Grenadier Guards. The firm of Toledo Brothers handles the orders and the ex- porting, and their representative calls each night at the workshop to collect the 20 or so cymbals produced during the day. These have to be picked up gingerly by the edges -- touch one and the perspiration has to be immediately rubbed off with a rag or the tone will be spoiled, Keroke Zilcan said. Cymbals have been in use as musical instruments since the Bronze Age, arid are probably the oldest musical instruments man has. Primitive tribes in New Guinea and Australia use a wide variety of objects -stones, shells and sticks to clash together to maintain the rhythm for their songs, and these certainly pre-date primitive wind instruments made from hollow branches and the much later stringed instruments made from animal sinews. The Zilcan family cannot trace their origins back to prehistory, but they still have records to show they were producing cymbals for the "Meh- tar" bands of the Ottoman army's Jannissary corps, which terrified the armies of Europe with their shrill pipes and clashing cymbals. More peacefully, they still provide the Armenian Patriarchal church here with the cymbals used to accompany the choir at the Liturgy. Cymbals, it seems, wear out in time, and there is a constantly growing demand from newly-'formed orchestras, especially school orchestras, which keeps the trade going. The present owner of the factory has no son to carry on the trade, but a nephew, also called Mikhail, who is currently studying in Paris, is to take over the business. LUNT-FONTANNE Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne first appeared together in "The Guardsmen" in New- York City. Big sailing ships ·TK pirn race in 1975 · .«tv ' t MUSIC MAKERS--The Zilcan family in Istanbul has been making cymbals since 1623. The formula they use is handed down from father to son and still is kept a solemn secret. In the two pictures above, a workman is shown working on a cymbal and hplding the finished product. NOTICE TO DOG OWNERS IN THE TOWN OF KERSEY Notice is hereby given that a clinic for the inoculation of dogs against rabies will be held in the Municipal Building, 332 Third Street, Kersey, Colorado from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on April 18, 1973. Charge for inoculation will be $3.00. Robert L. Hoff, D.V.M. will conduct the clinic. Ordinance No. 79, requires all dogs within the corporate limits of the Town of Kersey, be licensed on or before May First of each year. The owner of each dog to be licensed shall provide the Town Clerk with a certificate from a licensed veterinarian certifying that the dog to be licensed has been vaccinated for rabies. License fee $3.00 for male or spayed female; $4.00 for female. Dog owners in the territory surrounding Kersey may bring their dogs in for inoculation at this clinic. All dogs not inoculated or licensed in the Town of Kersey after this dale will be picked up and impounded. is- at ge ed Is. il- or at ed nd he ht de a ·ic u- er er er of er LONDON (AP) -- Big ships under sail will try to beat the times set by the legendery clippers of the last century in an around the world race to take place in 1975. The race, between England and Australia and back again, will include a 15,000-mile leg which is more than four times the maximum distance raced by sailing boats until now. Entries, which are limited to fully crcwcd yachts with a maximum overall length of 83 feel, are expected to include many of the top ships in present ocean classics. They will compete against each other and also try to go faster than the old clippers, such as The Cutty Sark, Thermopylae and Patriarch.. The Cutty Sark, now in honored dry dock retirement in Britain's Maritime Museum in East London, is probably the best known of the clippers which used to race before the wind and against each other in fierce competition for the lucrative wool and tea trade between the Far East and Europe. But recent research shows that the fastest journeys were probably made by the less famous Patriarch which is believed to have done the London to Sydney, Australia run in 67 days and the return leg in 69 days. The best Cutty Sark performance recorded was 72 days out and 73 days in. Several attempts have been made to beat these times, the principal bid being by the late Sir Francis C'hichester, single- handed in Gipsy Month IV. He sailed to Sydney in 106 days and back again in 113 days. The biggest entries in the 1975 race will have less overall size than the clippers. But experts consider that the advances made in ship construction techniques, together with the availability of new mate- rials and improved sailing technology, give the modern craft a fair chance of beating the times set by their predecessors. The Thermopylae, which was built in 1869, averaged 8.2 knots on its fastest recorded journey between Sydney and London. Some modern yachts can go faster than that. But the apparent advantage to present day racers can be misleading because the clippers were travelling over much greater distances than boats are usually subjected to today. Another factor is that few modern racers have been subjected to the appaling weather conditions that often beset the old timers. The distance from .Sydney to London is around 15,000 miles. The longest organized race for fully-crewed yachts has been the 3,500 mile Cape Town to Rio event, although this year sees the inauguration of the Whitebred race. This will take the racers around the world in four stages between Plymouth, Cape Town, Sydney and Rio. The organizer of the race, the London Financial Times newspaper, says the race will be sailed as closely as possible under the conditions prevailing in the days of the clippers. This means, for example, that a yacht hit hy bad weather could put into port to carry out repairs. However, such 'action would take valuable time. Sponsors will give three principal awards, one for the shortest time at sea and one each for the fastest passage time on each of the two legs between London and Sydney and back again. Winners will receive trophies rather than financial rewards "People who are rich enough to own boats like this wouldn't be interested in cash prizes," a spokesman explained. HARTNAGLE AUCTIONS Sat., April 14 --10:30 a.m. CONSIGNMENT SALE Directions: From 1-25 8. Hiway S6, 2 mi. E. and 3 mi. N., or 3 mi E. of Mead, Colo., 1 mi. N. TRACTORS TRUCKS: 1967 M.F. 165 diesel, live hyd. A-l. 1964 M.F. 65 diesel. 1958 Int. 150. 1952 VAC Case, A-l. 1960 Int. 2T 25 BB side hoist, very clean. 1969 Int. Loadstar 25 16' BB 304 V-B eng., hvy. duty sprgs. 1969 Int. 550 diesel trk., 120" cab to axel, 55 2Saxel, radio, heater, saddle tanks (no bed) A-l Shape. EQUIPMENT: 1970 Dunham 15' 5" mulcher. 1970 Schaffer 16' 2' disc. 1970 J.D. 835 4 btm. spnr. plow, covering bds. J.D. 835 3 btm spnr. plow, covering bds. 16' Graham Hoeme. 17' Graham Hoeme w/rod wecder. 10' A.C. disc. 20' J.D. oneway. 16' M M oneway J.D: 6 row beet bar. Calkins 12' rodweeder. J.D. 2 row corn plntr. Oliver 17' dbl. tool bar w/shanks. 4 sec. Clark Melrow harrow. 17' dbl. bar w/coil shanks. 2-71 A.C. corn units. B' 3 pt blade. Farmhand F-10 Idr. Self prop, field spryr. 8, corn topper w/300 gal. tank. 12' grain auger. 12' Ennes pickup head. Semi 32 flat bed Irlr., sgle axel, 8x25 tires, vace brakes. J.D. 10 grain drill, new shoes, press whls., grcaseless bearings. Int. 46 string tie baler. Oliver one bottom plow. Int. 64 combine. Int. 1 row beet hr vstr. Int. 16" tmbl. plow. 52' Speed King 6" grain auger. 3 pt. dit ch closer. 6 row Int. beet bean pltnr. M.F. 3 pt. mower, bell driven. J.D. 16 hole dbl. disc press grain drill. Farmhand 440 spr dr. mtd. on 1942 Chev. trk. 3 sec. 3 pt. Rote hoe. 22 goose neck tan dcm axel mach. trlr. (like new), 10 canvas heat houses (new). 2 Int. Vi cabs for 560-706 cct. Marbeot harvester parts (new) Harrow draw bars. Weslon'Stalk chopper. 3 mini bikes. Dune buggy. Int. 4 row corn plnlr. Chattin ditcher. N.H. fert. sprdr. 12x8 slide in cattle racks. Ron-Line cattle oiler. Gunnison cattle chute 13-638 duals. 12-438 duals. A.C. welder w/cutting torch w/5 tips. Many other Items of farm equipment and misc. by sale time. For information call Willard Hartnagle, 772-1582 or 356-1712. Auctioneer Willard Hartnagle 772-1582, Longmont For all Auction News listen to our Radio pro8«m5 on KFKA Grecloy 4:10 ».m., KLMO, Longmont «:35 o.m., »nd KUAD Win dsor 4:45 a.m. -- Monday thru Friday/ t MODEL 2143 GREAT BUY! FINE STEREO SYSTEM IN MEDITERRANEAN CONSOLE 158 LOW REG. PRICE · AM/FM-$tereo receiver · 8-track tape player · 4-speed record changer · 2 full-range speakers THE KERSEY TOWN BOARD Simulated Picture MODEL 11103 PERSONAL SIZE TV PORTABLE WITH 9" DIAGONAL PICTURE Plugs into any AC outlet. UHF and VHP antennas. " E6 - «·« WARD WEEK COMPLETE STEREO SYSTEM INCLUDES 8-TRACK STEREO TAPE PLAYER · AM/FM-stereo receiver, ver- nier slide ruletuning; volume, balance, bass, treble controls · Record changer shuts off entire system after last record · 2 matched stereo speakers 129 88 REGULARLY 159.95 b I I W I W I ^ k n $58 MODEL 12803 FAMILY SIZE COLOR TV HAS BIG 18" DIAGONAL PICTURE Instant picture, sound. UHF/VHF antennas. REG. 299.95 AUTO. OR TIMED- DRY ELECTRIC DRYER Holds 18-lbs. 3 cycles, 4 heat settings, colors. NO TRADE IN REQUIRED. SERVICE NATIONWIDE OUR PORTABLE DISHWASHER WITH 9-CYCLES CAN BE BUILT IN LATER Automatic rinse dispenser, 6 wash levels, 160° wash. REGULARLY 219.95 6-CYCLE WASHER FOR DURABLE PRESS, KNITS 88 · Holds 18-lbs., 6 cycles for custom all-fabric care · 5 wash and rinse water temp selections, 2 speeds · 4-way wash lint filter agitator, 3 water levels » Bleach dispenser, porcelain lid and top; 4 colors 199 THIS SALE ONLYI REG. 229.95 WARDS "CHARG-ALL PLUS" PLAN SUITS YOUR BUDGET-JUST "CHARGE IT!" WARDS ·f OPEN 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday thru Friday 10 a.m. to t p.m., Saturday n a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday GREELEYMALL H " h ,sr*r ss

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