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CYRUS: Classified Ads from 60 years ago make interesting reading

Post-war auto parts were scarce in Columbia, but Western Auto mechanics were making every effort to repair vehicles with what they had
The classified ads in the April 24, 1946 edition of the Adair County News make for some interesting reading. Opportunities, services, and offers of reward abounded, as shown in the entries below.

It surely would be interesting to know who rented Mr. McKinney's garden & how much they paid; if anyone ever claimed Mr. Yates' liberal reward; who bought Mr. Heskamp's building; and how many folks heeded the plea from the Willis Pressing Shop!

April 26, 1946

Lost: Bull Dog, with tail. $5 reward if returned to Preston Taylor, Greensburg St.
For Sale: '38 Harley Davidson Motorcycle, in A-1 condition. See James Shipp's Garage, Campbellsville, Ky.
Lost: One Fender Guide between Columbia and Martin Johnson on Road 80. Reward if returned to Harold Phelps, Columbia.
Notice: When in need of wallpaper, see our large selection of patterns. Western Auto Associate Store, Columbia, Ky.
For Sale: One building lot near High School. This lot is between two houses. Price $200.00. Alvin G. Rosson.
PLEASE!! PLEASE!! PLEASE!! Send hangers with all cleaning. Willis Pressing Shop.
For Rent: Good Garden. See L.R. McKinney, Columbia.
For Sale: Pair of 3 three year old Mules, well broke. Good condition every way. See Robert Redmon, McGaha, Ky.
Notice: Automobile Parts are still scarce, but our mechanics make every effort to repair your car. Give a call. Western Auto Associates Store, Columbia, Ky. Author noteAnd you could shop for wallpaper while you waited! -- Cyrus.
For Sale: 5 room House and Lot, well and convenient outbuildings, near Sandusky's Mill. Dola Turner.
For Sale: One 30x50 Building, to be removed. Good Metal Roof, ceiled with yellow poplar. B.H. Heskamp, Coburg.
Lost: Tire and Wheel for 1940 V-8 Ford 1/2-ton Truck, between Columbia and Ella Monday afternoon.Reward if returned to Amamda Goodin, Ella, Ky.
For Sale: Two antique reproduction Mirrors, one oval and one Chippendale; one small, two drawer walnut drop leaf Table, and one fine antique Rocker, nicely refinished. Edward Hamlett.
Lost: Pocketbook containing $30 in bills and some change and a car key at Rialto Theatre or between there and Davis Hardware Store. Finder return to C.C. Yates for liberal reward.
Central Ohio Bureau Chief

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