Jot ‘Em Down Store

Store Inventory

A list of items that the Jot ‘Em Down Store sells. These are just a few of the items heard mentioned in various episodes of Lum & Abner.

Canned Goods

  • apple juice
  • apricots (whole, peeled)
  • apricots (unpeeled)
  • asparagus
  • beets, pickled
  • black-eyed peas
  • brussels sprouts
  • cherries
  • clam chowder
  • condensed milk
  • corn, cream style
  • corned beef
  • crab meat (30 cents)
  • dog food
  • dried beef
  • grape juice
  • hominy
  • jelly
  • kidney beans
  • lima beans
  • mushroom buttons
  • navy beans
  • noodle soup
  • olives, green
  • olives, jumbo ripe
  • peaches (40 cents a can)
  • pears
  • pickled pigs’ feet
  • pineapple juice
  • pineapple
  • plums (15 cents a can, or “special price” of 2 cans for 32 cents)
  • pork ‘n’ beans (10 cents a can)
  • salmon, red sockeye (65 cents a 9-oz. can)
  • sardines
  • sauerkraut
  • spaghetti with meatballs
  • spinach
  • string beans
  • sweet pertaters
  • tomaters

Fresh Produce

  • apples
  • avocadoes
  • bananers
  • cabbage
  • carrots
  • cranberries
  • crooked neck squash
  • grapefruit
  • horseradish
  • lemons (380 to the case)
  • lettuce
  • oranges (176 to the case, used to be 225 to the case)
  • pertaters
  • pumpkins
  • sweet pertaters
  • tomaters
  • watermelon

Other Groceries

  • apricots, dried
  • bacon
  • bakin’ powder
  • bakin’ soda
  • banana flavoring
  • beans, dried
  • bread (10 cents a loaf)
  • breakfast food (aka cereal)
  • brown sugar
  • butter
  • cheese
  • cocoa
  • coconut, shredded
  • coffee
  • cookies
  • corn meal
  • crackers (in the barrel or by the box)
  • dog biscuits
  • eggs
  • Fig Newtons
  • flour ($1.15 for a 48-pound sack, also available in a 24-pound sack)
  • gingersnaps
  • graham crackers
  • ham, peanut cured, from Georgia
  • ketchup
  • lard (by the bucket)
  • lemon flavoring
  • macaroni
  • molasses
  • oleo margarine
  • oyster crackers
  • peaches, dried
  • peanut butter (medium jumbo size, 29 cents)
    • chunk style (Cedric’s favorite)
    • plain style
  • peas, dried
  • pepper
  • Pepsi-Cola
  • pickles (in the barrel)
  • prunes
  • rice (5 cents a pound or 6 pounds for a quarter)
  • salt
  • sausage
  • shortnin’ (Gold Leaf)
  • sorghum (by the gallon bucket)
  • spaghetti
  • sugar (18 pounds for a dollar)
  • syrup
  • vanilla extract
  • vinegar
  • yeast

Dry Goods

  • bolt goods
    • gingham
      • spotted color
    • percale
      • plaid
    • silk
    • calicos
      • yeller polky dot
      • green polky dot
  • dress patterns
  • elastic
  • galluses
  • gingham dresses
  • girdles
  • gloves
  • hair ribbons
    • red and yeller plaid
    • Mary Jane bow
  • handbags, beaded — with “Come to Memphis” in red and green beads on the back side (ordered by Abner’s papa)
  • handkerchiefs
  • lace doilies
  • lady’s hats
    • with ostrich feather (special price, $1.00)
    • with flowers
  • men’s hats
  • men’s slacks
  • neckties
    • red
    • yeller
    • black bowtie
  • needles
  • nylons
  • overalls
  • pillows
  • pin cushions
  • rick-rack
  • shirts
  • shoes
    • men’s work shoes ($2.98)
  • stockin’s, cotton lisle
    • plain or ribbed
    • black or white
  • sunbonnets
  • thread
    • black, darnin’ cotton
    • black, #60
    • white, #50
  • underwear, long red woolen

Fer the Young’uns

  • candy
    • candy bars (5 cents each)
    • candy cigarettes
    • coconut bars (5 cents each)
    • fudge
    • gum drops (10 cents a pound)
    • jawbreakers (5 cents a dozen)
    • jelly beans
    • licorice whips (2 for a penny)
    • marshmallow bars
    • mixed candy
    • peanut brittle (15 cents a pound)
    • peanut clusters
    • peppermint sticks
    • walnut bars
  • chewin’ gum (5 cents a package)
  • comic books
  • dolls
  • magazines

School Supplies and Stationery

  • art gum (a kind of e-raser, none in stock, check over at Dick Huddleston’s store)
  • colored Crayolas
  • erasers
  • fountain pens
  • ink (by the bottle)
    • black
    • red
  • pencils (1 cent or 5 cents)
  • writin’ tablets
    • Indian chief on the cover
    • movin’ pitcher stars on the cover
  • postcards
    • scenic views of Arkansas
    • a Indian lookin’ for his horse and he’s settin’ on it all the time
  • wrappin’ paper

Seasonal Items

  • Christmas candy
  • Christmas cards
  • false beards and moustaches
  • Halloween masks
    • goat mask
  • silver tinsel
  • Valentine cards (1 cent, 5 cents, 20 cents)

Health & Beauty

  • Alka-Seltzer
  • baby oil
  • cleansing tissues
  • court plaster
  • hair pins
  • manicurin’ set ($4)
  • pre-fume
  • razor blades
  • shavin’ mugs
  • shoe polish

Tobacco Products

  • cigars
  • corn cob pipes (10 or 15 cents)
  • pipe cleaners
  • smokin’ tobacco (15 cents a can)
  • snuff

Hardware & Household

  • alarm clock
  • ant poison
  • axle grease
  • bear traps
  • brooms
  • buggy harness
  • can openers
  • churns
  • clothes pins
  • coal oil
  • cook stove (Family Pride, $56)
  • electric iron
  • foldin’ cot (Daisy Handy-Andy, can be put up in 30 seconds, so simple even a child can do it)
  • flashlight batteries
  • floor wax
  • fly swatters
  • fruit jars
  • funnels
  • gopher poison
  • hammers
  • hemp rope
  • horse blankets
  • horse collars
  • horseshoe nails
  • lamp wicks
  • lanterns
  • laundry starch
  • lightnin’ rods
  • matches (5 cents a box)
  • mouse traps
  • nails, ten-penny
  • orange juicer (79 cents)
  • pans
  • paper plates
  • paper towels
  • plow points
  • pocket knives
  • salt and pepper shakers
  • scrub boards
  • soap (World’s Wonder)
  • shot gun shells ($1.25 a box)
  • shovels
  • spot remover
  • stick bluein’
  • varnish
  • #2 washtubs (reg’lar price, 50 cents; special price, 48 cents)
  • water buckets
  • water pitchers (green glass)

In the Feed Room

  • bales of hay
  • sacks of chop ($1.19 for 100 pound sack)
  • sacks of bran
  • sacks of flour
  • seed pertaters

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