Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on July 17, 1974 · Page 25
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 25

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Wednesday, July 17, 1974
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Norrtiwe'jt Arkonwi TIMES, Wed., July 17, 1974 · 25 FAYITTIVILLt, ARKANSAS J. Country's Most Travelled Art Gallery Draws Large Crowd PARROTT, Ga. (AP) When America's most traveled art gallery opened its five-day stay here, the turnout was perhaps four times the town's -pop- ulation. It's true that Gov. and Mrs. Jimmy Carter were cm hand to cut the ribbon, but the sense of community -involvement, engen- dered by visits of the Artratn! has .been' attracting crowds nearly everywhere it slops. The current southeastern tour opened in:Dalton,, April Bank Failure Prompted Issue Of Wood Money POMONA, Calif. ' (AP) -Don't take any wooden nickels. Remember that adage? During the Depression, the citizens of Elaine, Wash., ac, cepted wooden nickels -- and they were legal. With the value of the dollar fluctuating from day to day, wooden money has turned out to be a good investment, too, although it is no longer legal tender. Legal wooden money was first issued in Tenino, Wash., when the local bank failed in December .1931, says Earl O'Cathey, the president ol Woeden Money Association, headquartered in this Los Angeles .suburb. · The town's newspaper pub lisher and the chamber of com merce joined forces to obtair congressional approval, for the first legal wooden money issued in the United States. The Tenino money, O'Cathej explains, was in the form o bills. . · · · "The money- was made , laminating two thin slices o wood to a sheet of bond paper.' Because the money was made of flexible cut spruce and vas roughly the same rec- angular shape as : paper mon- *y, Tenino citizens could carry t in their wallets. It wasn't until 1933, though, hat a legal wooden nickel was ssued. The bank in Elaine ailec! that year, and the citizens there followed the lead of Tenino and issued'wooden mon- -y. NO LONGER LEGAL But Elaine issued its money ·n the form of coins. Perhaps because the Elaine coins did not have an expiration dale on :hem as the Tenino bills 1 did, Congress removed wooden money from legal tender a few years later, says O'Cathey, 70, a retired construction engineer. 'Those two cities are the only ones to ever have legal wooden money in the United States," he says. Even though wooden money is no longer legal tender, it remains, legal to this day if it is intended for use in only one business, says O'Cathey. During the Depression many shopkeepers continued giving their private wooden coins tc customers in .change. It is likely that the saying, "Don't take any wooden nickels," originated with a Spokane mother exhorting her child not to accept in change any privately issued wooden tokens, O'Cathey says. Today a Elaine wooden nickle is worth more than $1,000 anc climbing upward annually Wooden money is owned by the more than 100 members of the California Wooden Money Association and by coin collectors across the nation. Only $40 worth of the $10,000 of the wooden money "minted 1 ,vas ever redeemed by the town aanks. O'Cathey owns the first bil issued in -Tenino and the firs ivooden nickel from Elaine. The TIMES Is On Top of The News Seven Days a Week! nd will wind up in Washing on. N.C., in late September. In between are 24 coin mil ities in Georgia, Florida, Ala ama. ..Mississippi, Tennessee nd North Carolina. : Parrott. population about 200, s the smallest place it has vis- ted since it took to the rails more than three years ago us a ifoject of-the Michigan Counci', or the Arts. In its five days here, 6,994 toured the t.'ain. The : visitors included ' an 80 year-old black woman who nad never been on any train before and had never seen a good oi painting. Train manager Kobert Pares said people who would nevei :hink of going to an art gallerj feel they are part of the Ar train. But it is the school childrei without preconceived notions. o "art 11 who find the experienc most rewarding. They are a] traded by a trompe L'oei painting so realistic they trj t touch a wire coat hangyr will an element of it, or by 4ieoii-!ighted sculpture in wliic a central figure is an ro horse, symbolic of the train 'WHAT IS IT?' What is it?" they ask prac ticing artists in the studio ca: And a frequent question : "How much is it worth?" The train has made extensiv tours of Michigan and last yea it left Michigan for. the firs lime to visit eight Rocky Moun tain states. By the time it. em more than 700,00 persons in I states will have visited Artrain Housed in three once-aban- oned . Pullman cars and one d baggage car donated by the ailroads, the Artrain has been efurbished and fitted at a cost f $850,000. There is also a pow- r-generaling'car, on loan from he Michigan National Guard, nd an ancient red caboose hich serves as office and staff ounge for the seven persons in icir 20s who travel with the rain. Railroads -provide free trans lortation, hauling the Artrain rom slop to slop, at a cost esti mated at $250,000 for the cur- ·enl tour. Part of the tab is picked up by the Southern Growth Pol cies Board, a regional planning organization, which received a $125,000 grant from, the Nation al Endowment for the Arts Sach of the six states visitei jy the train put up at leas $10,000 to help meet expenses Artrain is the brain child o Mrs. William Milliken, wife Michigan's governor, and E [lay Scott, executive director o the Miclu'gan Council for th Arts, a state agency. ROLE MAINTAINED Michigan maintains a role i planning Artrain tours, hirin staff and assigning coordinator for -the program, education an community involvement to advance work. Each host community prc .pares a site, provides powc hookups, houses the residen Artrain staff and publicizes th visit, beginning as much as si' month in advance. Artrain's goal, say sthe Michan. Council, is to involve all ,'gments o! the community in reating a local climate for the rts. This may, take Ihe form of n arts and crafts festival, as ,'Parrott, with' booths to; dis- lay and sell work of local art ts. · A typical slop lasts five days, pening on a Sunday. On \veek- nds and weekday evenings, .rtrain is open to the public. Daytime hours during the week re reserved for school chil dren. Admission is free, althougl lonations are welcomed. About 1,500 persons may visi Artrain in one day. Audiovisua displays are electronically imed so that a group of 25 to .0 persons may start through every eight minutes. A tou akes 45 minutes. On board are galleries, in eluding half a dozen works . 19lh and 20th cenlury masters sculpture from the Detroit In itute of Arts and contempo- ry works by artists from the x stales on the tour, plus outh Carolina. Finally there is the studio ·ir. .It is equipped lo accommodate etchers and lithogra- hers, weavers, painters, pot- ers and jewelers. Three artisls -ravel with the train, but ac- 605 EXTRA HEAVV DUTY BATTERIES complished local people are welcomed lo put in a' stint in the studio. More than three dozen volunteered in Tallahassee and 22 came from the peanut and cotton farming area of Terrell County, Ga. Fo ryounger chil- I d r e n , arl in action is the most I attractive feature of Ihei rvisit. Little Money Spcas Pickled Carrot* Tangy nuggets of fasf* lor pennies 6 med. carrofc tf c. sugar '.i c.SPEAScife vinegar 4 c. water inches stick cinnamon, breton In pieces whole ctovw Scraps carrots, cut In 3 In. ]enolfis.,Stmmer hi boiling water 5 minutes. Odin: cut [n thin stlcfu. Combine sugar, vinegar, water and rnustaid swd. Tie stick cinnamon and wholft cloves [n cheesed otn bag. Add to wgar.viafer mixture. Simmer 10 minutes. Four over carrots; cooi. Cover; [eirlceiate 8 ncuis cr overnight. Remove cheesecloth big, drain. (Save die liquid to slofe vith an/ htlover carcots.) Great Taste sp the flavor with ths good tsng cooks have depended on since 1868. SPEAS VINEGAR Apple Cider · Distilled · Corn FREE FECIPE BOOK. Wrlla Speas Company 2400 Nicholson Ave., Kansas City, Missouri 64120 LOW HIGH MARYLAND CLUB COFFEE 1-Lb. Can 77 With $5.00 Additional Purchase Excluding Tobacco Showboat PORK 'N BEANS 141/2-oz. Can Weight Watchers · Root Beer · Lemon Lime · Cola Drinks 32 Oz. Full Qt. Grand Prix Frozen STRAWBERRIES 10-Oz. Pkgs. RANCH WAGON PINTO BEANS 2 Lb. Pkg. Red Bud Margarine In Quarters Mb. Pkgs. PRODUCE DEPARTMENT SAVORY NEW CROP PURE Strawberry Preserves 18 Oz. Jar 59 DEL MONTE LIGHT CHUNK TUNA 6! 7 2 Oz. Can Banquet Frozen COOKING BAGS 5-oz. Pkg. 29 Aliens Cut GREEN BEANS 1-LB. CANS FOREMOST COTTAGE CHEESE 11 Oz. Ctn. Lb. for $100 1 Ark-ansas Grown TOMATOES Arkansas Grown Cantaloupes 3 Red A Ar Potatoes 10 a TT $119 :h I MEAT DEPARTMENT Stripe Watermelons Arkansas Grown And Up 4 For Blackburn WAFFLE SYRUP 16-oz, Jar 79, HEINZ HOTDOG RELISH SWEET RELISH HAMBURGER RELISH 9%-oz. Bottles 3i $ 1 Unity Frozen ICE MILK All Flavors Vi-Gal. Ctn. 59 Fireside VANILLA WAFERS 14-or. Bag 44 Bell Pepper ,, |0 10 49 KORNLAND LUNCH MEATS PICKLE LOAF LIVER LOAF LUNCHEON MEAT 6 Oz. Pkgs. SALAMI No Limit BOLOGNA SLAB BACON Ib. 79 U.S.D.A. Choice BEEF SIRLOIN STEAK Lb. 1 39 Arkansas Grown Cucumbers E Arkansas Grown Ice Box Watermelons, U.S.D.A. Choice BEEF MINUTE STEAK Lb. 69 U.S.D.A. Choice Beef Boneless RUMP ROAST Lb. i 49 Prime Choice STEAK SAUCE 5-oz. Jars Hdle's Round Box LEADER SALT 26-oz. Box 10 Unity DETERGENT Giant Box Pledge FURNITURE POLISH Big 14-oz. Spray Can 1 29 King GOLDEN CORN 1-Lb. Cans 4i $ 1 U.S.D.A. Choice Beef Boneless SWISS STEAK Lb. 1 29 U.S.D.A. Choice Beef Top ROUND STEAK Lb. 1 59 7 Farms EARLY JUNE PEAS 17-oz. Cans 4 Unity Bathroom Tissue 2-Roll Pkgs. 3 $ 1 Alma TOMATOES ISVi-oz. Cans - $ 4- $ 1 Thank You Brand PUDDINGS Ready To Serve 3 Flavors Unity CREAM CHEESE 8-oz. Pkg. 49 WE GLADLY REDEEM USDA FOOD STAMPS I Hours: 7 to 9 Men. thru Sat. -- 8 to 6 Sun.| Prices Effective Thru Saturday

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