Canada: SASKATCHEWAN: Repaints for Sale

A tight-lipped businessman named Albert Houston from Chatham, Ont. had tramped from farm to farm buying used tractors. When he had 69, he slapped on some fresh paint, took them to Yorkton, Sask. In newspapers and on telephone-pole posters he advertised a "Mammoth Auction Sale of Farm Machinery." Not until the day before the auction did Yorkton's 5,577 people know what they were in for. Some 10,000 tractor-hungry farmers, their pockets bulging with cash, arrived from all over the prairies. When all the rooms in Yorkton's three hotels were snapped up, empty cells...

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