Travel-Recreation- Future Americana... Now By JIM CROSSLEY (NIA Writer) Everything from old horse collars to six-inch specimens of barbed wire have been saved from the past. These items are called Americana. They're treasured, displayed and are reputed to change hands with a satisfactory simultaneous trans- This is the Design for th« First of the Collectors' Plates. fer of cash. Coming to mind, naturally, Is the q u e s t i o n: What are the items of today which might be saved to become valuable as they accumulate the mellowness of age? The answer, just look around. Collecting is an important part of our culture today. Any current objects of beauty or symmetry are fair game. Here's an obvious example: The late Edward Marshall Boehm (pronounced Beam) was an important sculptor and creator of ceramics. During his lifetime (1912-1969) his work was acquired by 31 museums about the world. Even more important, his works in porcelain were available in stores for purchase by private citizens at a price that, by stretching, many could afford. Boehm made a laudable contribution to the art of his time and enlivened many a home. Almost every on* to, acquainted, at teaflt vagurtjr, wtth his creations. The MaryUrttd- born artist was a dedicated student of nature. Most celebrated are the decorative groupings of American birds in natural settings. He did, of dours«, !t»«ny other things including reproductions of animals and figure*. It was tihe bird groupings, toMow- ing in the tradition of art renderings by Audubon and ojjher early nature artists, that hit (to mark with tJie public. ; His porcelain* wort all to Mm* ited editions. So, depending on their rarity, they gained in value. A pair of song sparrows last year brought an auction bid «f $45.000. Boehm and tine artisans he supervised in his Trenton, .:N.J., studios worked in a difficult medium, hardpaste porcelaki. Infinite care is needed in fabricating bhe original design, followed by a series of firings in temper- •tores as high as 2,500 degrees and, in many cases, precision assembly o* parts. The door is now g winging open fe admit even more of the public into the ranks of Boehm collectors. Currently, the Lenox «Mm:iMtbrjr is turning out the first of' a ser tea of service plates decorated With Boehm designs. Itife to «n endeavor initiated H*e sculptor as far back as and now being carried tor- wa?d by ^Wi' widow, r llmlttd quantities Mt the rate of one a year and costing $35, will have a differtrtt bird and floral de- sigh^ in .the center, surrounded by a lacy goW border. First design is "Wood Thrushes with Azaleas." • An Example of Edward Marshall Boehm's Bird Groupings, "Downy Woodpeckers with Young in Flowering Trumpet Vine." Charles Dickens was working 'on "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" the evening before his death, this accounts for its oeing unfinished. GOVERNMENT. EMPLOYES DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Public Expenditure Council, a privately financed agency, says nearly one in every five persons employed in Colorado works for federal, state, county, or city governments. Fabric Specials RITZ 100% Polyester 58-60" Wide R.MS.9. THIS WEEK Monte Carlo PRINTS 100% Fortrel Polyester, Machine Washable, 4445" Wide Reg. $3.98 NOW $298 BRAVO 100% Turbo Acrylic Backing, 100% Acetate Tricot, Washable, 54" Wide Reg. $4.98 NOW MOON PRINTS 100% Dacron Polyester, Machine Washable, 58-60" Wide Reg. $6.98 NOW COUNTRY CLOTH PRINTS CHILDREN'S WEAR 50% Dacron, 50% Cotton, Machine Washable, 44-45" Wide R«g. $1.98 NOW $]29 Big Selections of Remnants 50^ 0 off PONCHOS 100% Acrilin Turbo Acryi- ic Rt*. $19.00 NOW $995 WHO'S We're having our Grand Opening, and we have everything you've known Singer for right here, including the most up-to-date sewing things anywhere. Do come in and LOOK US OVER! November 10, 1970 10:00 A.M. Junk Today is Antique of Tomorrow By BOB MAKING (Atseetottd PYts* Writ*) EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Never throw anything away. That may have been sound advice throughout history, but it ought to be commandment today. Junk, aged long enough, becomes valuable. Even the desk where you carved your initials in third grade will probably be worth twice its original value in time, whether you become president or not. If aid light bulbs and ut«d spark plugs retain dollar appeal, almost anything is worth money. New York City is a salvager's paradise. Old buildings falling to the wrecker's ball to make way for new buildings offer the ^••••^•••••••i^Mi TRADE-IN SEWING MACHINE SPECIALS PORTABLES FROM CONSOLES FROM 51^95 ZIG-ZAG FROM Featuring special Singer Values Galore: . , , Mfcl rtteh, blind* ki ctrryingcase. Reg. $88. Now $ 77 Big Selection of Sewing Boxes CHILDREN'S SEWING MACHINES R«g. $14.95 $1525 Special Pre machine by Singer with carrying easel stitch with the rrerestflickofadia!.^ buttonholer. Applique. Embroider. Sew script machine does it all smoothly and easily. Reg. $199.' NOW ''139 VACUUM CLEANERS (Two) Upright & Canister (A-45) (E-ll) W/ATTH Rag. $99.90 Both for Only SEW & PRESS DEPT. Steam Irons 5 I 288 Ironing Covers FROM FROM Ironing Sets FROM The Singer 1 to M* Credit Plan helpi you have these values now—without your budget, 511 N. Ad««ii Carroll, Uwe S J NC.IB. S H««M, Carrol, '«• Monday, No*. 9, 197ft adventurous prospector a mother lode. Doorknobs, old apartment mail boxes, ironwork railings, the very bricks of the f a 11 e n walls may be valueless on New York City streets. But trantperttd to suburbia, they art th* instant antiquity of torn* modern decorating pritt*. Surely an international cartel should be organized to transport New York's junk to the points where it acquires value. And vice versa. Old mUk cans are no prized items in southwest Missouri's hills, where people still use them. And used flat irons hold little attraction for the hill housewife who can still buy them new at a discount store— and c 1 e a r 1 y remembers her mother using one. But Manhattanites freshly fled to greener suburbs will part with cash for both those items, as well as such oddments as real cowbells, old carpenter tools, even glass-topped "Mason jars" of the sort that boys broke 30 years ago by the dozen with slingshots and b-b guns. Tht array of roadside antique shops expands yearly. "Flea markets" stretch from New York's asphalt parking lots west, offering a network for junk to exchange its way around the nation. And it is trut that age alone ertatts v«lut. No out coNtcts Barbie dolls yot but the man who in SO years hat Kit fast six in tht world may daim something of valut. Throughout h i s t o r y it has been true that today's modern is tomorrow's antique. Navy to Choose for Scholarships The NROTC college scholarship program offers a college education and a rewarding career in service to the American people. Benefits include payment of tuition, educational fees, textbooks, uniforms, and a $50 monthly subsistence allowance for four years. Applicants for this program will be considered based on scores obtained on either the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) of the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB), Princeton, New Jersey or the American College Test (ACT) of the American College Testing Program, Iowa City, Iowa. Male high school seniors and graduates who will have reached their 17th but not 21st birthday by 1 July 1971 are eligible. Those who attain qualifying scores on either of the above tests will be interviewed and given a thorough medical examination early in 1971. Approximately 1,700 young men from those remaining in competition will then be selected to attend college next September to prepare for their naval service. Applicants must: —Apply for and take either test specified above at their own expense prior to 31 December 1970. —Arrange with tht appropriate testing agency for the submission of their scores to the NROTC College Scholarship Program. -Apply for the NROTC College Scholarship Program by 1 December 1970 in accordance with the 1971 Bulletin of Information. A brochure and application blank for this program may be obtained from the nearest Navy or Marine Corps Recruiting Station listed in the telephone directory or from the Chief of Naval Personnel (Pers-B6411) Department of the Navy, Washington, D. C. 20370. '12 Chairs' New Success for Brooks By BOB THOMAS (Associated PrtM Wliftr) HOLLYWOOD (AP) - Me! Brooks is one of the country's most successful comedy writers, cocreator of the television series "Get Smart," and a comic in his own right—see th« late-night talk shows or hear his album, "The 2000-year-old Man." So why would he want to direct a film? "Becaust all through my career, I have sat by and suffered while others ruined my lines," explained. Back in the days when I wai writing Sid Caesar's television show, I sat in the control booth and saw the director push tht wrong button, cutting the shot away from Sid just as he said the punch line. Finally I began writing the camera directions so that wouldn't happen again." Brooks turned film director two years ago. He wrote and directed "The Producer" starring Zero Mostel, and his screenplay won an Oscar as best original script. Now he has written and directed another audacious comedy, "The Twelve Chairs," based on the classic Russian novel by [If and Petrov. It was filmed in Yugoslavia with Ron Moody, Fagin of "Oliver!"; Frank Langella, Broadway actor who plays the rafce in "Dairy of a Mad Housewife"; and television comic Dom DeLuise. 'Tht Produetr" eoneornod a Broadway promoter with a musical about Hitler. "The Twelve Chairs" tells of three misfits in Soviet Russia in search of hidden jewels. Not exactly surefire material, according to the yardsticks of today's movi« bosses. Fortunately, Brooks found a willing backer for his two projects, producer Sidney Glazier. When Brooks outlined the idea for "The Producer," Glazier fell down laughing and agreed to sponsor the film. It was shot for $941,000 and so far has brought back $5 million, with the European market still to come. "The Twelve Chairs," even with the extensive location in Yugoslavia, cost a bargain $1.5 million. Savings could be realized because of Brooks' do-hV yourself habits. "Other film makers liko to delegate functions to others," he said. "I'm dedicated to the old- fashioned idea of overseeing every detail. I do everything, from writing the script to making sure there are bulbs in the flashlights of the ushers where the picture is shown." His directorial technique is a bit unusual. He sticks by two tenets: "1. Sometimes I have to leave the set to straighten myself out. I just walk away and go to the top of a hill a mile away and ask myself, 'Why are we making the picture? What is it saying?' * "2. I drink lots of water. It clears the system." Mrs. M. Johnson Hosts Amity Club (Times Herald New* Service) AUBURN - Mrs. Maggie Johnson was hostess to members of the Amity Club at her home in Auburn Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Emma Reiling was a guest. Bridge was played at two tables. Winning prizes were Mrs. Clyde Powell, Mrs. Fred Hess and Mrs. Grace Barto. Florence Ellerbrock will be the next hostess. Mrs. Reo Miles and Ruth Miles spent Sunday in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ron Miles and Vickie, Des Moines for Mrs. Ron Miles birthday. In Respect To The Memory Of All Veterans Of Past Wars WE WILL BE CLOSED VETERANS DAY Wednesday, Nov. 11 I lUlSui tU MMK ""
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