The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota on January 3, 1959 · Page 6
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The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota · Page 6

Austin, Minnesota
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Saturday, January 3, 1959
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Tempers, Corks Pop !n 'War of Grapes' By TOM A. CULLEN LOfoDON — (NEA) - If It had happened 500 years ago, France would now be at war with England and Spain, and the whole episode would be known as the War of the Grapes. But this being the Age of Litigation, tht^ree-nation hassle 6 AUSTIN (Minn.) HERALD Saturday, Jan. 3, 1959 over the right of Spain to produce and export to England a j beverage labeled champagne has [would up in the law courts. It all started a few weeks ago jwhen a shipment of 18,000 bot- jtles of Spanish champagne was I turned back as "undesirable" by pistol . packing French frontier police. The French, of course maintain that Spanish champagne is an imposter, falsely The case is believed unique in that it was the first time British! ftomeif, and that the only true!Spanish champagne "not guflty champagne comes from t h e of masquerading under a false la- Champagne district of France. bel. Load Switched to Truck The undaunted Spaniards switch- — — ...». ....,» ^,,.,,.0, ed the consignment by truck to Justice in all its aweaome uolem Barcelona where it was placed | nitv t has been set in motion to abroad a freighter which got it to:P ress lh « Juice of a grape, London in time to assuage thei Range of Witnesiei holiday thirst of Britons. The) In Old Bailey's famed number! Spanish beverage is a popular sell- jl, court, where some of the na-j er here, since it retails for only j lion's most hardened criminals $2.80 a bottle, about Balf the price \ have been tried, the spotlight was of the French product. It is known!on a dark green bottle bearing the as "the poor man's bubbly." The French and the Champagne Association of Britain lost the first legal battle when a jury in London name "Perelada," which is the Uth Century hacienda on the Spanish Mediterranean Coast Central Criminal Court found the|ed. where the champagne is produc- Witnesses ranged from wine growers whose fingers werej strained by the grape to impeccable barnfen and restaurateurs. Raymond Postgate, the elegant author of "Plain Man's GuidI to Wine," advanced the opinion that the Spanish product tasted "nasty and sour," but admitted that "many people may like it.' Apparently many do. Some 85,000 bottles were sold In Britain in 1958 by the two-year-old Costa Brava Wine Co., which is headed by Michael Grylls, 23, an ex - Royal Marine Commando, who discovered "Perelada' while a student in Spain. Grylls plans to expand his sales force !n 1959 and lh« trench ar* not taking the threat lying down. They plan now to seek a ban on the Spanish fizzwater In Britain's High Court. A more direct form of enoc- omic warfare was launched in France by the "Whisky a Gogo" (Whisky ^Galore) chain which operates"l7 bars in Paris, Toulon and Marseilles. They closed their bars temporarily in protest, posting signs reading "Scotch remains English, Champagne must remain French." Threaten French Version The boycott on Scotch whisky has spread among other patriotic bartenders, and there even has been a threat to produce a French version of the "dew of Dundee." A bit of Anglo • American col- idarity has sprung from all this. Grylls showed me a cable from Otto E. Myer, vice president of a California vintner, pointing out that imitation is the sineerest form of flattery and that the French should be delighted other nations have chosen to make sparkling wine by the champagne method. The cable concluded. "Stand fast, carry on and cheerio." Air is made up of about 78 per cent of nitrogen, ECONOMIC WARFARE — The sign over this French bar reads "Temporary Protest Closing; Scotch Remains English, Champagne Must Remain French," A Scot's comment probably would be unprintable. ALL DOWNTOWN STORES OPEN MONDAY NIGHTS MONDAY SPECIALS! TWEED CARPET 2 88 SQ.YD. ASPHALT TILE 1st Quality • 9"x9'W 4.9 cents PER TILE In Full Cartons • SO Piccci • 45 Sq. Ft. Robbins Floor Coverings 216-218 N. Chatham St. HE 7-2028 Nemitz's . . . Your Reading Headquarters Paperback Books Lots of Children's Books • ••••• Best Sellers in Hard Cover Fiction and Non-Fiction • • • • •, • NEMITZ'S CIGAR STORE 415 N. Main HE 3-9964 Open 7 a.m. - 11:30 p.m., 7 Days a Week Specials For Monday Only WATCHES Elgi lins Ro*. $79.50, New $52.50 R«9. $82.50, Now $55.00 R*fl. $69.50, Now $40.00 R*fl. $79.45, Now $29.50 Reg. $39.95, Now $23.50 Reg. $33.75, Now $21.50 HAMILTON Reg. $85.00, Now $57.50 CROTON Reg. $89.50, Now $52.50 W« hove many more. Stop in for a vary good buy in watches. SCOVILL JEWELRY STORE 9 A.M. to 9 P.M. Downtown Austin SOFA PILLOWS 2 Sizes Modern Colors 77 Foam and Cotton Filled DIME 'N DOLLAR Downtown Austin MONDAY ONLY "VELVET" FACIAL TISSUE 5 BOXES 400 Count To the Box for 99 AUSTIN DRUG Open Till 10 P.M. - 7 Days a Week SUPER SPECIALS IN DOWNTOWN STORES MONDAY SLIP COVER FABRICS Clipper Cloth Tweeds Grenadier Cloth Plain & Prints Zippers, Snap Tape, and Welting. Everything you need for making Slip Covers We Have Needle Point Patterns and Yarns Jane's Drapery & Gift Shop Downtown Austin CHILDREN'S WEATHERBIRD and HAPPY HIKER SHOES Values to $15.95 NOW SCHULER SHOE CO. 229 N. Main Dial HE 3-4347 SPECIALS PULL-UP $ |y|, CHAIRS :.. 14 SWIVEL ROCKERS . : $ 14 95 $2995 MORRIS FURNITURE 107 N. Main St. 2-PIECE BUTCHER BOYS' WONDERALLS Corduroy and Quilted Styles Sizes M-L-XL, 2-3-4 MONDAY ONIY RAYMOND'S LADIES' BLOUSES $ 1 VALUE This coupon and 77c entitles you to a $1 ladies blouse, WOOLWORTH'S * Downtown Austin PLENTY OF PARKING SPACE IN DOWNTOWN "'* '- ' • JEWELRY CLEARANCE Regular SI and $2 Values Now 2 $100 PEICES FOR ONLY *T |^ w FANTLE'S REDUCED PRICES! 2 GROUPS of RECORDS Reg. $3.98 and $4.98 FERRIS RADIO & TV 116 E. Water • HE 3-9677 MONDAY ONLY Just Arrived A New Shipment of ELECTRIC SKILLETS $777 S. S. KRESGE CO. Across from Courthouse Austin WOMEN'S SNO-BOOTS Button Down Cuff or Side Zip $988 SCHULER SHOE CO. NOW 229 N. Main Dial HE 3-4347 ENTIRE STOCK OF Reduced from 0% TO 40% Wide Selection of Fabrics, Colors and Styles BUTTREY'S FREE STEEL STAND WORTH $22.00 WITH PURCHASE OF Delta 9" Tilting Arbor BENCH SAW I Basic Power Tool For All Woodworkers $ 99 Axe" Johnson Hardware "Axe" ill E. Mill HE 3-3250 Save • Buy Now • During Our PRE- MARKET • • Save $90.00 on This "FLEXSTEEL SOFA" REG. PRICE SALE C10 $219.50 PRICE yll • *•••• MANY MORE BARGAINS LIKE THIS ONE IF YOU SHOP AT FURNITURE STORES CASEDY'S AFTER-CHRISTMAS DRESS SALE NOW IN PROGRESS! ISI UKtSS Regular Price 2nd DRESS XL.<*, $4.00 CASEOY VALUE STORE 224 N. Chatham HE 3-8201 Red Hot Special! Paint Roller and Pan 99 AUSTIN FARM SUPPLY 214 N. Chatham HE 3-4327 COME IN AND SEE OUR Counter on Cosmetics LANE'S PHARMACY Downtown Austin HOT SPECIALS! PRICES 1 / Trt 1 / SLASHED '/3 T0 '/2 FOR CLEARANCE SALE t Books • Bibles • Nativity Sets • Christmas Wrappings-Cards, Etc. We Attortrowif Books - Many Other Items Austin Book & Gift Store So. Mt>in. & No. lou-a Cbristijn Supply Center mW.HAHl *, AUSTIN - HE 7-2332 INVENTORY CLOSEOUT AUTOMATIC DRYERS PRICE Big Reduction on Console and Portable Televisions. Big Reductions on Upright and Chest Freezers. QUALITY APPLIANCE OPEN WON. fr FRI. NIGHTS No Down Payment Necessary - 207 N. Franklin EXTRA BANKING HOURS MONDAY NIGHT FIRST NATIONAL BANK Drive In Bank and Walk-Up Window Open Mondays 6:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Regular $3.98 Woshoble Non-Skid Terry CARD TABLE <tl4Q COVERS ^|** 7 Regular $1.98 Yard Houndstooth Rayon Acerore FABRICS Shades of Green, Red and Blue. YARD WALLACE'S SAVE 20% ON POPULAR RECORD PLAYERS As Low As $19Ja Many Orhers To Choose From GREAT "BOYS" IN HI-FI'S and STEREOPHOKIGS CHAFFEE PIANO & ORGAN CO. 506 Lansing HE 3-3141

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