Smith’s Hardware Local Junk Depot

Sioux County’s scrap harvest campaign got off to a flying start with a great amount of iron and steel weighed in at the scrap concentration points in the county during the first few days of the drive.  But most of the material remains yet to be gathered.  Every farm in the county need to be combed for scrap that may be used for war purposes and every farm home is expected to yield its share of the “harvest.”

The County Salvage Committee Chairman reports that the farmers are working splendidly looking for scrap, but urges all to get their collections in as soon as possible to swell the total and help the county reach its quota.

A collection depot has been established at Smith’s Hardware.  Farmers are advised to collect their scrap and bring it here.  All scrap will be bought under established local prices based on government-fixed ceiling prices at the mills.

The Nation needs most kinds of metal, as well as rubber and other materials for use in building weapons of war.  The farmer can bear in mind that practically everything that contains iron or steel, zinc, copper, brass, lead, tin or aluminum is needed.  Parts of worn-out farm implements, such as iron wheels, gears, nuts and bolts; old plows, cultivators, harrow teeth, hayrakes, hoes, broken hammers, nails; wire, both iron and copper.  Many such articles are lying unused.

The farm kitchen can supply such articles as pots and pans, burned stove grates, sausage grinders, old flatirons, light bulbs, electric cords, refrigerator parts.

All articles containing rubber are needed.  Old automobiles and bicycle tires and tubes, boots, overshoes, rubber heels, gloves, hot water bottles are only a starter at what the families of Sioux County are turning up.

Rags, socks with holes in them, broken and frayed rope are examples of another kind of scrap needed for reworking into war uses.  Find it, gather it, turn it in.  Those who want to, can invest the money they receive for this junk and scrap in War Bonds and Stamps, a loan to Uncle Same to help him finance the war.

Source:  The Ireton Ledger, Ireton, Iowa, August 20, 1942