The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 11, 1965 · Page 2
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(| o .) Dej Moir*« Thursday, Nov. 11, 1965 FROM THE ATTIC... ... TO THE VAULT (Vftvr Hetty - And Yevr N«l 0 hbeVi) Sy Dick Polm«r It was a fine day for the drive to Clarion, perhaps too fine as far as attendance was concerned with so much work still to be done in Uio fields. But for leisurely looking, browsing and talking, it was a por- tect afternoon for Uio handful that were able to pot there. The. show seemed smaller this year in both exhibits and dealers but Several of the exhibits were show winners of the past and the dealers presented a varied and attractive stock. - o - I had the new experience of judging the exhibits this time. Only three of the categories had competition. Even so, it was a bit difficult to relate them to each other on a competitive basis. Correctly, I think the ballot rates numismatic knowledge and originality higher than the other categories with value having only 5 [xiints out of 100. This experience gave me the opportunity to downgrade a display with some of the key coins mounted off center to the extent that one was on its side. This factor was the key one in one category. - o - A new exhibit of considerable interest was a one-frame display of political buttons, etc. covering the elections from 1892 to date. In the center were three mourn- for BETTE At Your Favorite Food Store or Super Market Ander»on-Erickson Dairy Co. ing tokens or badges for Presidents Garfield, McKinley and Kennedy. There were also samples of the campaign materials for nomination contenders, including Senator Kefauver and Senator Margaret Smith. Correctly, the write- up stated such material would i>e difficult to locate, particularly in the midwest. Value in this case is difficult to determine as the cost is usually not high, hut you may have a long search before you can spend your money. Scarcity might be a better term to use in this category. - o - There were two very fine currency exhibits with a clash between value and showmanship. One exhibit's material was in but average condition but the display and write-up were excellent. The layman would get much more from this display than the other which would be of more interest to the currency collector with several quite rare basic notes and a most unusual assortment of low numbers and unusual combinations. The descriptive material, however, was not as well done and in one case, misleading. I ranked the information exhibit higher tho the other collection certainly had the material for a top display. - o - An unusual counterfeit detector exhibit, not in competition, was furnished by the Clarion bank. Some 12 bills were on display. If you thought the bill to be counterfeit, you pressed a red button; if genuine, a black one. A bell indicated a correct answer and a horn, an incorrect one. Most of the bills were quite obvious. I think the main point of the exhibit was to alert people to this danger as such poor reproductions would not normally be passed. If anyone had very many wrong answers, then they would certainly be easy marks for the more skillfully executed specimens. I suspect that most visitors will try their hand. • - o - My general view of the bourse would be favorable in respect to the type of material available but somewhat more critical of the prices. I wonder why some attempt to see material without having the necessary guides and checking on the price lists available weekly in the coin press. One dealer friend asked me about his prices on some rather shopworn Bancroft Couple Weds bills. I suggested that I thought them to be somewhat high but didn't have the heart to tell him that they were about 40% too high. Any list would verify this. He had one good buy but this was an accident because it involved a signature change which he hadn't identified. Another gentleman had some stamps which I was pleased to note but he didn't have a clear idea of what -his price should be and was operating out of a catalog about six years old. Unfortunately for any prospective customers, he was assuming that all stamps in this period had gone up regularly and significantly. I inquired about one Swiss set in blocks which had a value in his antique book of about 70 cents. When he finally set a price, the set would have to have cataloged ' about $2 per set to justify it. I checked the set when I got home Maybe you're driving a smaller car thinking you can't afford a Chrysler. Hey, have we got news for you. AUTHORIZED DEALER CHRYSLER MOIORS CORPORATION We have five Newport models — full-sized Chryslers in every way—priced just a few dollars a month more than the most popular smaller cars, comparably equipped. And that price includes the things most people want, like automatic transmission, radio, power steering, power brakes, and big V-8. It all adds up to a lot more car for just a little more money. If you're looking for honest V..U...OOKU.UP. CHRYSLER'66 Miss Judith Wolf, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene I. Wolf, Bancroft and Anthony Schiltz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Schiltz, Bancroft were married Saturday, Oct. 16 at St. John ' Catholic church. Rt. Rev. Msgr. J. H. Schultes performed the Nuptial High Mass, double ring ceremony at 10:30 a. m. St. John School Choir sang. Mrs. Delbert Ferguson of Bancroft, sister of the groom was matron of honor. Mrs. Frank , Steckman of Des Moines, sister of the bride was bridesmaid. Bestman was Mr. Dennis Wolf of West Chicago, brother of the bride. Groomsman was Mr. Maurice Elsbecker of Bancroft, friend of the couple. Ushers were Mr. Francis Schiltz and Mr. Homer Wolf both of Bancroft. Friends and relatives were eojtextained. immediacy.fello^ t ing the ceremony at a reception 'lathe Legion Ballroom.'••' ' JMary Jane Lappe was In charge of the guest book. Mrs. Maurice Elsbecker and Mrs.DarrellLong opened gifts. Marilyn Vaske 'and Becky Rahe cut the cake and Mrs. Homer Wolf poured. The couple took a week's wedding trip to Northern Minnesota. The couple are both graduates of St. John high school in^ Bancroft. The bride attended Briar Cliff College in Sioux City and has been employed as receptionist at Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Co. in Fairmont for the past year. The groom served two years in the army in Germany, and is now employed at Lindsay Soft Water Co. They will reside at 709 West College in Algona. and the price is now about 90 cents. Not everything goes up and Swiss, while popular, move slowly since fairly large numbers are printed. It seems to be that a successful dealer in anything must know his business and know the market. - o - The Clarion club deserves considerable credit for the very 'attractive awards, the facilities provided, and their always-excellent practice of the fine art of hospitality. I always enjoyed being there as a dealer and enjoyed equally well my afternoon as a visitor and unexpected judge. I hope attendance picked up in the evening and Sunday, Shows depend on the collector. If you want area shows, then you must attend to ensure continued club effort and dealer support. Top Herds Mrs. Paul Hum, supervisor for south Kossuth county for the Dairy Herd Improvement Association, reports that in September she tested 14 herds with 349 cows QJI D, H, I. A. and 10 herds with 177 cows on owner-sample. Top herd was owned by GaryBanwart of West Bend with 1.3 pounds of butterfat per cow per day; Waechter Brothers and Conrad Schmidt of West Bend had 1.2 pounds of butterfat; Randall S. Clark and Marvin Leigh of Algona had 1.1 pounds. PerCJVal Motors, Inc. • BOO S. Phillips, Algona, Iowa piamond cutting dates back to the discovery in 1465 that diamonds could be polished by diamond dust. Square Dance The Promenaders square dance club will hold a dance at the V. F. 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