The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 18, 1965 · Page 11
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, November 18, 1965
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IJJ1JJJJJ. it's MODERN,, it's ELECTRIC A modern electric range means fast heat even heat automatic heat clean heat i cool cooking and more time for you to spend with your guests on Thanksgiving and other occasions it's better living ELECTRICALLY! ALGONA MUNICIPAL UTILITIES TOP QUALITY BATTERY SPECIALS! For Top Starting This Winter — Choose a Varcon Battery From Our Big Stock This Week) Varcon DELUXE $ -i O9! 30-Months Guarantee 6 volt • Group 1 With Exchange Varcon SUPER ACTIV 19' With Exchange 12 - Volt 4 - Year Guarantee I* VIKING OIL CO. ROY STOFFIL/ Owner PHONE 296-3749 I have just been examining an analysis of postal issues during the period 1951 to 1961, comparing the Scott catalog value in 1961 with the values listed in the 1966 edition, Retail values are usually, except for the more popular countries or topical areas, from 40 to 60% of the catalog. While this is quite variable, the fact remains that a percent increase in the catalog will reflect a similar range in prices to the collector. Since a 5-year period is considered here, an increase of over 25% would mean that your money spent on hobby activity has actually done as well as standard investments in interest bearing bonds or accounts. A few selected countries of growing demand are San Marino, up 869%, Liechtenstein, 278%, Austria, 257%, Vatican, 405%, West Germany, 216%, and Switzerland, 281%. Most of the better performances are European, tho Japan shows a gain of 217%, the U. S. occupied Ryukyus Islands, 72%, and Lebanon, 100%. Relatively slow gainers include most Iron Curtain countries and Africa. The two countries showing a decrease were Korea, down 1%, and Indonesia, slipping a distressing 28%. The home market is a major factor on the price-demand relationship. In Africa and the less developed countries of Asia, the number of local collectors is very small so there is more than enough for this demand. Indeed, there is often reason to believe that many of the issues are not generally used or even available to the citizens of the countries concerned. Exceptions would be nations like San Marino, Monaco, and Liechtenstein, which have always used stamps as a source of obtaining foreign exchange, yet the stamps which are usually very well-designed still remain popular favorites. ' - 0 - Si S "WE GIVE KING KORN OR GOLD BOND STAMPS ON GAS PUMP PURCHASES-" The Churchill crowns, a five shilling .coin with 70 cents legal •tender value in England, but made of copper-nickel thus costing about 4 cents to mint, are now being generally advertised at prices from $1.45 to $2. Considering the profit in needed foreign exchange that will come from these, the British government has announced unlimited production to meet world demand. The coin will never be scarce, so there is no point in hoarding. Remembering the Bermuda crown, which had a limited production and is still in heavy supply, don't be in a hurry to get the Churchill. They should soon be available from $1 to $1.25. Since the elimination of silver in so many coins now makes it quite profitable to issue, crown-size commemoratives, I think we will soon see a significant increase in the offerings. I also think collectors will weary of the sport, particularly if the pricing is excessive based on the technical face. More will concentrate on the older silver issues. 1 noted in the last Whitman Journal that several of the older crowns, particularly in the previous $3.50 to $4 range from Europe, have been jumped in price around 25%. - o - One of the least known independent "countries" of the world is the Order of the Knights of Malta, which at various times in history have held land in Palestine, the Island of Rhodes and the Island of Malta. After the British gained control of Malta, the Order was for a time located in Russia, with the Czar more or less dominating them, Eventually, an agreement was reached which allowed the Order to elect a new head and establish headquarters in Rome where they now occupy a single house and courtyard. Yet they still maintain hospitals and various other charitable institutions, are recognized as sovereigned by the United Nations, and exchange diplomats with several countries. However, a group in the United States with supporters in various areas of the world claims to be the legal head of the organization based on the departure from Russia, which they claim to be illegal. The Rome branch published a full page ad in Coin World citing the various documents that legalize the departure to Rome and the legal develop* ment of the present Roman order. All of this because of proof coin issues that have come from both branches. Actually, the question in a coin setting is academic since the coins really do not serve as such anywhere. There is no area where such issues would be legal tender, so 1 don't know why a coin collector would include them at all. The wonder is that they haven't issued stamps, too. With all the legitimate material available in both the coin and stamp fields, I can only wonder at the sales that apparently are made on such patent frauds. I include the $35 Andorra crown in this group, despite lengthy ads by the sponsor of the issue to Justify same as a coin. Corn Or Cash Drive, L-Rock, Is A Success LONE ROCK - The Corn-Cash drive for the Presbyterian church was held Wednesday afternoon Nov. 10, with fine results reported. - o - Mrs. E. A. Lee, Mrs. Raymond Neswald and Michael Lee spent the weekend at the Ronald Christenson home in Belgrade, Minn. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Jensen spent last Friday evening at Yale at the Orville Deardorff home, returning home Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Krueger, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Meyer, Algona were Sat. evening supper guests of the Melvin Meyers, Swea City in honor of Bryan Meyer's 7th birthday and he is celebrating with the chicken pox. Miss Tena Jensen entertained a birthday club Sat. afternoon in honor of Mrs. Erick Seege- barth. Guests included Mrs. E. A. Lee, Mrs. A. A. Krueger, Mrs. Willis Cotton, Mrs. Roy Jensen, Mrs. Roger Jensen, Mrs. Melford Mitchell Mrs. Henry Schroeder and Mrs. Frank Flaig. Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Krueger visited their son Kermit Friday evening at St. Paul enroute to Belgrade, Minn, to visit the Ronald Christenson family. Nancy Christenson, a student at Northwestern Bible College, Minneapolis, accompanied them to Belgrade. Mrs. E. A. Lee, Mrs. Raymond Neswold and Michael Lee were also weekend guests of the Christensons' in honor of Mrs. Christenson's birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Don Jensen and Laura, Hackensack, Minn., visited from Friday to Monday at the Jim Mariow home. A large crowd attended the auxiliary pot luck supper at the Legion hall on Thursday evening. A bazaar was also held with Lloyd Berkland, Fenton, as auctioneer. Mrs. Maude Blanchard, Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Blanchard and the Jess Blanchard family were Sunday afternoon callers at the Alfred Schultz home in Ottosen to get acquainted with the Schultzs' new granddaughter Cozette Marie Schultz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Schultz, Cedar Falls. Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Lee and Michael and Mrs, Pauline McGuire, Algona, were Sunday dinner guests of the Raymond Nes- walds, Britt. Mrs. P. M. Christenson and Mervin visited Mr. P. M. Christenson Sunday at the rest home in Armstrong, Mr. and Mrs. Andy Peterson, Galva were also visitors of his. Mrs. Glenn Gabrielson was called to Indianapolis, Ind. by the death of her aunt, Mrs.Relda Mees. Aunt Relda had been hospitalized since she suffered a stroke early this summer. Mrs. Vinnie Laymon was unable to make the trip as she was quite sick all week as were a number of others in the community. Because of the Thanksgiving holiday the Sexton Friendly Club will meet thisThursday, the 18th, at the home of Mrs. Clarence Huff and the roll call will be What I am most thankful for. The Good Will Truck will call for items at Nell Opheims on Dec 7. Mrs. Nell Opheim was invited out for Sunday dinner to help celebrate a birthday. Mrs. Jim Zaugg was the guest of honor at the Clair Hovey home. Also attending were Darwin, Larry and Carleen Hovey of Wesley. Eleanor Becker Of St. Joe Is Shower Honoree ST. JOE - Eleanor Becker was honored at a pre-nuptlal shower in St. Joseph's school hall, with relatives and friends attending Sunday. Miss Becker, her mother, the groom-to-be's mother and grandmother were presented corsages. The honoree was assisted at the gift table by her sisters, Mrs. Jim Larsen and Delores Becker, Marilyn Zeman and Mrs. Robert Lane. The afternoon was spent playing 500 with Mrs. N. J. Weydert and Mrs. Frank Hilbert receiving high and second high prizes. JoAnn Erpelding received the door prize. Miss Becker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Becker will be the bride of Richard Zeman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Zeman, Nov. 27 at 10 o'clock in St. Joseph's Catholic church here. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Paul Thilges, Jr. are parents of a son born Nov. 14 in St. Ann hospital, Algona. This makes four boys and three girls in the Thilges family. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Thilges, Sr. are the grandparents. Sister M. Madeline, Dubuque, was a visitor here this week at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John B. Reding. Mr. and Mrs. Don Reding drove to Dubuque Monday to get Sister M. Madeline. Mrs. Rosalia nig and Lucille accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Ronald nig, Humboldt,toCenter- ville to spend the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Art Winkel and family. Mrs. Winkel is the former Marjorie nig, daughter of Mrs. Rosalia Illg. Edward John Origer, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Origer, born Nov. 8, was baptized Sunday in St. Joseph's church by Rev. Leo C. Schumacher. Mr. and Mrs. Loren Tiernam were sponsors. JoAnn Erpelding, Des Moines, is spending this week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Erpelding, Eldon and Peter, and other relatives and friends. Mrs. MaryKenne,Whittemore, spent the past week in the home of her daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Zeimet and family. Thursday, Nov. 18, 1965 Alflona (la.) Upp«r D« Meln««~3 GIANT VEGETABLES From the vicinity of Sac City some truly giant-vegetables were brought to the Sac Sun office. They included a 40-lb. banana squash; a 2-lb. carrot; a 3 1/2 Ib. potato; and a 10-lb. cabbage. Whittemore Boys 4-H Club Elects • The Whittemore Boys 4-H Club met recently. The club was called to order by John Winkel. The pledges were led by Kevin O'Brien with 50 members present and 12 visitors. A Christmas entertainment committee was chosen: Becky Bormann, Ann Loebach, David Besch, Mark Besch, Jerry Besch, Patty Besch, Tom Kollasch and Steve Detrick. New officers were chosen: president, Jim Walker, vice president, Tom Loebach, secretary, Dennis Walker, treasurer, Tnm Arend, reporter, Becky Bormann and historian, Tom Kollasch. Demonstrations were given by Patty Besch and Mary Detrick on how to make a Thanksgiving centerpeice and Doug Weber and David Besch on noxious weeds. Steve Detrick announced that there would Be a club calf sale at the Algona Livestock sale barn on Sat. Nov. 27. Lunch was served by Joe Haag, Dale and Doug Weber and their parents. Algona A-OK's The Algona A. 0. K.'s met Nov. 14 at the home of Becky" Tielebein. A talk was given by Becky Tielebein and demonstrations were given by Terry Farrell and Becky Teilebein. Plans were made for a skating party Dec. 3. CONSTRUCTION PAPER White & Colors, 12x18. — Upper Des Moines Pub. Co., Office Supply Dept. You Are Invited to a Dale Carnegie PREVIEW MEETING of the DALE CARNEGIE COURSE * The amazing power of a trained memory. * How to quickly develop more poise and self-confidence * How to get along even better with people * How to communicate more effectively when speaking to individuals, groups, using the telephone or writing letters. Both Men and Women Invited — No Cost or Obligation 7:27 P.M. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1965 ALGONA HOTEL, ALGONA Presented in North Iowa by Chuck Twedt and Associates (••••I Good News On Recovery Of Sexton Boy SEXTON - There is continued good news for those who have followed the medical history of five year old Jon Wederquist, son of Mr. and Mrs, Jack Weder- quist. His case has been trans- fered from Minneapolis, to a Mason City doctor. He received his fall checkup last week and is reported in excellent condition, In fact Jon continues to be a miracle when he is able to walk into each new doctor's office after they have read his history of a normally crippling birth defect and cancer too. This healthy active youngster continues to be a remarkable boy in many ways. How To Get A Good Price For The Property You Sell At Auction PUT YOUR AUCTION SALE AD Where It Will Be FREE WEATHER INSURANCE If inclement weather forces postponement of your sale from your advertised date, The Upper Des Moines will rerun your sale ad FREE! Read By The Most Farmers. And That's In flffte 3lgpna Upper Be* jWoines Kossuth County's Largest Newspaper Circulation

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