Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on November 9, 1970 · Page 18
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Travel-Recreation— Collect Future Americana... Now By JIM CROSSLEY (NEA 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 *or the First of the Collectors' Plates. fer of cash. Coming to mind, naturally, is the question: What are the items of today which might be saved to become valuable as they accumulate tihe 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 ever yon e is acquainted, at least vaguely, with his creations. The; Maryland born artist was a dedicated student of nature. Most celebrated are the decorative groupings of American birds in natural set tings. He did, of course, manj other things including reproductions of animals and figures. It was the bird groupings, follow-* ing in the tradition of ant renderings by Audubon and after early nature artists, that hit the mark with the public. His porcelains were all in limited editions. So, depending on their rarity, they gained in value. A pair of song sparrows last year brought an auction bid of $45,000. Boehm and the artisans he supervised in his Trenton, N.J., studios worked in a difficult medium, hardpaste porcelain. In-: finite care is needed in fabricating the original design, followed by a series of firings in temper-1 attires as high as 2,500 degrees and, in many cases, precision assembly of parts. The door is now s wi ng i n g open to admit even more of the public into the ranks of Boehm collectors. Currently, the Lenox dfa >mf factory is turning out the firs*of;aseries of service plates decorated With Boehm designs. This is an endeavor initiated by the sculptor as far back as 1963 and now being carried for- wafd by his^widow. •acn plot*, istocd in limited quantities at the rate of one a year and costing $35, will have a: different bird and floral de- sigh-the center, surrounded by a lacyjgoW border. First design is "Wood Thrushes with Azaleas." 1 An Example of Edward Marshall Boehm's Bird Groupings, "Downy Woodpeckers with Young inFlowering Trumpet Vine." Charles Dickens was working on "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" the evening: before his death. This accounts for its being: 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. Junk Today is Antique of Tomorrow By BOB HARING (Associated Press Writer) 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 eld light bulbs and used 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 8 Times HaraM, Carroll, la. Monday, Nov. 9, 1970 Fabric Specials RITZ 100% Polyester 58-60' Wide Reg. $5. THIS WEEK " $377 EEK *J Monte Carlo PRINTS 100% Fortrel Polyester, Machine Washable, 44-45" Wide ' Reg. |3.98 NOW $298 BRAVO 100% Turbo Acrylic Backing, 100% Acetate Tricot, Washable, 54" Wide Reg MOON PRINTS 100% Dacron Polyester, Machine Washable, 58-60" Wide Reg. $6.98 NOW $498 COUNTRY CLOTH PRINTS CHILDREN'S WEAR 50% Dacron, 50% Cotton, Machine Washable, 44-45" Wide Reg. SI.98 NOW $129 Big ins of Remnants 507< O off PONCHOS 100% Acrilan Turbo Acryi- ic Reg. $15.00 NOW WHO'S NEW! 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 1Q, 1970 10:00 A.M. Featuring special Singer Values Galore: Pretty-easy does it all on this 3M &*2ig -zag machine by Singer with carrying case !Zig*ag, aatittstitch, bKHoV < stitch with the merest flick of a dial. Make buttonholes with the butfi-ft buttonhofer. Applique. Embroider. Sew script letteringiThiStyfet machine does it all smoothly and easily. Reg. $13P.9§ NOW s 139.» 8 TRADE-IN SEWING MACHINE SPECIALS PORTABLES $495 CONSOLES $1495 ZIG-ZAG $2495 FROM FROM FROM Big Selection of Sewing Boxes CHILDREN'S SEWING MACHINES Reg. $16.95 $1525 VACUUM CLEANERS (Two) Upright & Canister (A-45) (E-11) W/ATTH Reg. $99.90 Both for Only SEW fir PRESS DEPT. Steam Irons FROM Ironing Covers FROM Ironing Sets FROM $198 The Singer 1 *• 56* Credit I>ian helps you have these values now—without your budget. 518 N. Adorn t Carroll, low* SINGER Wut*iuwJo?(amctm»k**MQUntodayl* 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 transported to suburbia, they are the instant antiquity of some modern decorating priits. Surely an international cartel should be organized to transport New York's junk to the points where it acquires value. And vice versa. Old milk 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 clearly 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. The array of readside 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 true that age alone creates value. No one collects Barbie dolls yet but the man who in 50 years has the last six in the world may claim something of value. 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 scholar| ship program offers a college education and a rewarding ca| reer in service to the American people. Benefits include pay| ment of tuition, educational fees, textbooks, uniforms, and a I $50 monthly subsistence allow- I ance 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 pre- I pare 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 the appropriate testing agency for the submission of their scores to the NROTC College Scholarship Program. —Apply for the NROTC Col- I lege Scholarship Program by 1 | December 1970 in accordance with the 1971 Bulletin of Infor- I mation. A brochure and application blank for this program may be obtained from the nearest Navy or Marine Corps Recruiting Sta- j tion 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 Press Wliter) HOLLYWOOD (AP) - Me! Brooks is one of the <»wtry s most successful comedy writers, cocreator of the television series "Get Smart," and a comic in his own right—see the late-night talk shows or hear his album, "The 2000-year-old Man." xi So why would he want to direct a film? "Because all threugh my career, I have sat by and suffered while others ruined my lines," he 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 the 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 Ilf and Petrov. It was filmed in Yugoslavia with Ron Moody, Fagin of "Oliver!"; Frank Langella, Broadway actor who plays the rake in "Dairy of a Mad Housewife"; and television comic Dom DeLuise. "The Producer" concerned 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 movie 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-it- yourself habits. "Other film makers like 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 Cluh (Times Herald Newt 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 instant energy MTUftAl IAS MMOM W *

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