Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on November 25, 1970 · Page 10
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-All About Town- Grandma Would Be Amazed! by dot menahan (Much of the following article is the product of the brain cells of one Bonnie Brechler. We are willing to share the byline, but not the salary. She is willing to share her knowledge and love of antiques, but not her picture. On this we agree. Antique collectors are a mad. wonderful breed, who are dangerous, only at auctions. Read on . . .) Glance through any old velvet album, and you will find that 'Grandma' had no time for fancy hair-dos. She arose in the morn to find Bossy full, and the woodbox empty. Breakfast wasn't far from the table. It could be found running about the barnyard. Her day consisted of one chore after another. She went from doing her wash on the board, to churnin' the butter, to choppin' the cabbage for kraut. Practically every worldly possession made her tired, except her Sunday-go- to-meetin' dress and bonnet. And they made her cry. for they had to make do for wakes and weddin's as well, and Grandma cried at both. When she lived out her days, they turned around and buried her in the dirt, she had spent a lifetime sweeping out. They read from the Good Book, "And may eternal light shine upon her." She deserved that as much as the rest they talked about. She had filled enough kerosene lamps in her day. Then along earn* dishwasher* and diaper liners. Lanterns were out; laundries in. Mom told Dad. "Throw that old stuff away." And he did. And that is when he made his mistake. For what looked like junk, today is a priceless antique. And wim- min are rushing here and there in search of Grandma's old scrub board. Lifelong bonds of friendship have been formed over a just- so-simple obsession as barbwire collecting. We have friends who compare rusty barbwire, (of which books are being written) and tetanus shots. They roam ditches, trespass, leap brooks together. As Gram's day wore on. she made several trips to her cave, for her home-canned fruits and vegetables, or to cool the butter. 10 Times Herald, Carroll, la. Wednesday, Nov. 25, 1970 On^DaysLeft to apply for the outstanding FARM BUREAU HEALTH CARE PROGRAM with no waiting periods except maternity Special Enrollment EBdsNo?.30th Don't miss it this time. Visit your county Farm Bureau office. Get full information on joining the Farm Bureau and on applying for the finest hospital, doctor and prescription bill protection we've ever made available to individual Iowa families. BLUE CROSS'and BLUE SHIELD* DES MOINES / SIOUX CITY •Rigi»!er«d tervic* mark*of th.Am«ricanHo«pit«l.Association •'RtglaMrad tervlc* macks of th« National Association of Slue Shlald Plan* Can you remember the dank cave where Grandma sent you as a child for a Mason jar of cherries, only to run back and say, "I can't find them." Not because you couldn't, but because you saw a spider? Remember? Well, today wlmmin are standing in chilly weather, at household sales in search of those old colored fruit jars, and would you believe a rare dated one is valued at near a thousand dollars? Grandma would be amaied. But don't you be, if you are a farmer, and one day you find a bunch of wimmin cutting squares from the side of your barn. If it is an old one, that is. Barnboard, weathered with age. is in high esteem. The utmost is barnboard with bits of red paint remaining. So if you intend to tear down an old barn. Tim an ad. You won't have to burn it, and may even sell it. Some city folks are searching for old barns for walls in a den. Don't rush out and buy up old barns, however, for fancy might leave you well-supplied. A few years ago, every lover of antiques just had to possess at least one milk can. Milk cans are enjoying a revival now, as are crocks. The old coal pail sits on the front step with bright posies, both the Lord's and labor's. But give us the real kind. Milk cans may hold umbrellas, or air. But they must be decorated and antiqued. Grandma would not only be amazed, but horrified. She would say, "You haven't come a long way, Baby. You have gone too far!" Cigarettes are handy in her hand-painted sugar jar. Matches stand ready in her toothpick holders. Grandpa's gold watch and her wedding ring are framed on the wall. Why, Grandpa wound that watch and put it on the dining room table every night, and now it is ahangin' on the wall along side his diamond stick pin. The weather vane had come down off the barn and holds forth on the dining room wall. What must the cows think! Holes in the barn. Wimmin climbing old windmills for iron roosters. The bowl and pitcher Grandpa brought from the Chicago World's Fair holds some dried up weeds on a thing called a coffee table. And speaking of coffee, there is a plant sprouting from Grandma's coffee grinder. Grandma would rtally break up if she saw her old wooden rinse tub, painted a dull red. nd holding a lamp and a book, fer old kerosene lamp stands eady, but never to be used. And while mink coats and n ocean voyage were Grans impossible dream', wimmin oday pound at the sight of but- er paddles, dry sinks, walnut >icture frames, c a p t a i n's hairs, railroad lanterns, ice DINNERS-SUPPERS COCKTAILS HOME OF DELICIOUS FOOD AT SENSIBLE FAMILY PRICES Our simple formula for success has been to offer every customer excellent food and fine service in a family atmosphere. We welcome you! Jet. Hwy. 71-30 Carroll ream chairs and old prayer ards and Valentines. We tell you, American wim- min have gone mad! They are limbing attic steps, attending arm sales as never before. And hey are coming home with ;oodies. Old teakettles, jail :eys, comb holders, whiskey ugs, and horse collars. They re scouring city dumping grounds, antique shops, garage ales, and secondhand stores. A few years ago auctioneers and junk dealers were as much n the dark about antiques' alue as the average citizen. Today, everyone seems to have ome knowledge of collecting. Salvation Army stores hold helves of 25-cent articles and hen suddenly the shopper comes upon a bowl and pitcher et, $45. Yes, sirree. There ain't no fools left around unless t is the unwary antique seeker vho ventures into the hills of Tennessee. Out in front of a umbledown shack, we find a misspelled sign "Anteks." An ild mountaineer with overalls. and corn cob pipe is selling his Granny's old china' because he needs the money 'so bad'. And at the end of the day, he doffs his overalls, dons his own clothes, gets into his late model out of Detroit and goes home, richer. A lot of these 'needy' fellows are selling reproductions and aughing all the way to the )ank. So if you are interested n art glass, cut glass, or any of the more expensive antiques, >etter buy close to home from dealers you know and trust. If you haven't much money, better stick to primitives. Tie some red ric-rac on the handles of Grandma's old hand carved rolling pin and hang it on the wall. Grandpa would love you for that. Make a pattern of her old trivets around and about her granite collander. Hang her )ie crust crimper. Sand, stain and give a satin varnish coat Jo her wooden potato masher and stand it up to rest. Fly the old dishtowel from the flag staff. Wimmim have been freed. Too bad Grandma can't be here to see it. She would be amazed! Her old steamer has been hauled down from the attic. The inside has been papered. The outside is bedecked with flowers and antique glazing. Her scrub board has become a memo board. Her old heatin' stove has still another coat of black and is holding the telephone and a plant or two. Her old cook stove is in great demand, am some are even being electrifie< or copied. The chamber pol holds a plant. Her high-button shoes adorn the bookshelf top Her reading spectacles rest atop the family's worn Bible. Her christening dress hangs framed above the bed. Grandm might be amazed, but she couldn't help but be pleasec as well. After all, she would see so much of her world, even if we don't understand how to use her things. What would sh Charles Knox Again Shows True Colors By William J. ScheHe (7th District Congressman) To the surprise of practically no one. except those few diehard liberals in Des Moines' anti-poverty programs who steadfastly refuse to recognize realilv. Charles Knox, the Marxist militant, has once again ihown his true colors. Originally arraigned on a traf- ic violation, Knox seized the ipportunlty to turn it into a full- icale confrontation with the •establishment." which he so deeply hates. Leaping onto the >ench, he triggered a melee n the courtroom by spitting on the judge. Knox chose this orm of expectorating exhibi- ionism to express himself not because he was angry at the sentence or even at the judge limself, but because he wished o demonstrate as dramatically as possible his utter contempt 'or the entire judicial system, or the foundation of order in society, for all of us, in fact, vho respect the law and abide )y its dictates. This symbolic action by Mr. {nox was unexpected, perhaps, but entirely predictable in view of his past exploits. Knox has lad a long and shady history of involvement with the wrong side of the law, and an equally ong and open career of associa- :ion with revolutionary groups ncluding the Black Panther and Communist parties. Despite this — or possibly because of t — Knox has been wooed and courted by anti-poverty officials. He has been variously employed by the Concentrated Employment program and the Model Cities program, to name t two of the federally funded arojects which have befriended tim. Encouraged and coddled as he and his companions have been, it is not at all surprising that he despises his naive and misguided benefactors. Emboldened by their indulgence, lie does not feel it necessary to treat his superiors even with elementary decency. What is surprising, however, is the attitude of officials ai the state and municipal level who should know better than to acquiesce in the employmenl of militant radicals. Some pleaded ignorance, thinking it more expedient to ignore such abuses than to acknowledge them. The Mayor of Des Moines tried to sidetrack the issue by questioning the motives of anyone wishing to expose or elimi nate the abuses. He dismisset the concern over the poverty programs as an election-eve move to discredit the O.E.O "I hope", he said, "that they are as interested in these pro- think the maddest of all twiste( uses of her worldly possessions 7 How about her new-fangled ice box holding whiskey and gin* Or the old buggy seat in the parlor? In leaving she migh catch a glimpse of herself in the mirror collection, for toda; it is the style to gather all tin mirrors of various shapes, large and small and group them together on a special wall. Then she could look in each mirror and see her own amazement and say, "They are crazy. Thej are crazy. They are crazy. ..." See you Tuesday. Back Home She ' 'One of the Boys 9 Christina Sehollin grams subsequent to the elec- ion." Confronted by such ostrich-like passivity and cynical indifference on the part of heir elected officials, the peo- )le of Iowa will not let this is- iue lapse into oblivion. They have the right to expect their representatives in government o use their influence to root out destructive extremists from [owa's anti-poverty programs. This they have failed to do. The original lame duck was :he stockbroker in eighteenth- century England who, unable or unwilling to meet his losses, was forced ignominiously to "waddle out of the alley" where stock transactions took place, [n American political parlance today, of course, the term refers to office-holders in the interim between their election defeat and inauguratiin of their successors. While only seven Senators and thirty House members were unsuccessful in their bids for re-election this time around, the aura of a lame duck session will pervade all legislative activity in the weeks remaining until the Christmas adjournment. According to the Senate minority leader, the final session could be "an unmitigated disaster". In this, the first such session in twenty years, both houses of Congress face an unprecedented volume of unfinished business. Much of the delay is attributable to lengthy, unproductive talk sessions earlier in the year. Weeks were wasted in the Senate debating the merits of two Presidential appointments to. the Supreme Court, while discussion of th? President's decision to move into Cambodia consumed a full seven weeks of the Senate's time. (The House, on the other hand, disposed of this issue in seven minutes.) Moreover, Senate liberals like Goodell, who participated ac lively in these anti-administra tion talkathons, may be disin clined to cooperate with the leadership to expedite the remaining bills. Defeated incum bents no longer have mucn in By ROGER DOUGHTY NEW YORK (NEA) - The tummult.pver the Women's Liberation Movement is about to cease hostilities. Christina Schollin has come to the rescue. Having Christina come to the rescue can be a very happy experience. She's young, blone, Swedish, sexy and delightful to talk to. Other than that, she has very little going for her. Christina is one of Sweden's leading actresses, which, as far as most Americans are concerned, is like being one of the best parcheesi players in Pakistan. It's nice, but so what? Christina hopes that her latest movie, "Song of Norway," will change all that, but In the meantime she has decided to help the forces of Women's Lib in a most unique way. It's called the Christina Schollin Cultural Exchange Plan and it may turn out to be the most popular thing to come from Sweden since the meatball (or maybe Gunilla Knutson). "In Sweden," Christina was aying the other day, "the men reat women like equals. No- xxiy holds the door open for you or lights your cigarette or n'ves you a seat on the bus. You're just one of the boys. The ivomen there are totally liberated." Christina was saying all this at a watering hole on East 46th Street, where at least 30 guys were falling all over each other rying to be the first to hold open doors, light cigarettes or do almost anything else she might find interesting. "There are such nice, warm, bvely-people in this country, she said. "In Sweden it's not always that way. I like to be admired,' but 'I'm not used to being treated as a woman. Swedish men have a way of not being romantic without even knowing it." "There are seme things about It," she Call us FREE. Dial "0" and ask for ZENITH 1234. Convenience helped make us the largest savings and loan association in Nebraska. 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In between making movieS, appearing in the Swedish stage version of "Not Now, Darling" she plays a stripper) and tak- ng a lot of pictures (she's a camera nut), Christina has given a lot of thought to Wonen's Lib. good says, "but most Swedish girls are tired of it. In Sweden, there are perhaps 50 beautiful girls for every girl who is not se beautiful and we like to wear clothes that follow our curves. Most Swedish men don't seem to notice." On occasion, for the sake of her art, Christina has been mown to wear nothing. She has some photos taken on the set of "I Want So Much to Believe" hat would make the centerfold editor at Playboy drool, but, as she says, "just showing your body doesn't mean you're an actress." Christina's real contribution to society has got to be her cultural exchange plan, which she's seriously thinking of proposing to the Swedish delegate at the United Nations. "Since Swedish girls live in a liberated society where men treat them as equals, but we'd rather be loved," observes Christina, "and American women live in a society where they're loved, but they'd rather be treated as equals, why don't we just send all the liberationists to Sweden and have an equal number of Swedish girls come over here? That way everybody would be happy." One way gift tickets to Stockholm may be purchased at your local travel agent centive to respond to pressure either from constituents or from the party. The very haste with which Congress will have to conduct its business in this final ses sion also provides at least the potential for irresponsible am unresponsive legislation. Many vital bills will necessarily receive scanty consideration i they are rushed through at the last minute. This kind of quick preparation, brief debate am hurried voting could set a dan gerous precedent. On balance it would probably be wiser to postpone all but absolutely es sential bills until the next ses sion. Among those which must be passed by the 91st Congress are six long overdue appropriations bills including the big defense measure and the Social Security bill. When you're | New in town. You don't know Who to trust... You'll find a friend where you see this sign. MEMORIES KEEP YOUR TREASURED PICTURES IN A JWEBWAY PHOTO ALBUM BALK'S Clothing — Furs Cameras Guitars

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