The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 9, 1965 · Page 2
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, December 9, 1965
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(lo.)-Upper DM Melnst Thundey, December 9, 1965 • ••• • "^^^^ •^••^^ ^w^^ ~^B^~ " » ^B»^ -^*mr — — — — — i ii H -WMV- FROM THE ATTIC . . . ... TO THE VAULT •y Dick Felmtr One of the many facets of interest to both collectors and normal people in the stamp and coin field are the cases of trickery and deception used by patriots to present some form of resistance right under the nose of the tyrant. Many of these stories are well known while others are just coming to light. It is interesting not only to know the stories but to obtain the issues involved so that they can tell their own story. Often, however, magnification is necessary since these acts of spite could not lie made too obvious. Indeed, likely the mass of people were not aware of them, but those in the resistance knew them well. No battles were won because of them, but morale and spirit were uplifted by the knowledge of their presence and that, in itself, is a battle won. - o - In World War n, the Germans occupied the Channel Islands, a technical part of British soil. For local post purposes, some stamps were prepared on the island. If the Germans had observed closely, they might have wondered about the significance of the AA and BB appearing in the corners of one of the stamps. What answer they may have received had they asked is anyone's guess, but most of the natives knew full well what was meant. So the islanders cheerfully licked stamps carrying the message Atrocious Adolf and Bloody Benito until the glorious day of liberation. - o - In occupied Bohemia-Moravia, the Germans were pleased at a special card Issued for an exhibition featuring a garden scene with a nude statue. Below the picture was a stamp with The Great Leader's portrait and the special cancellation. I wonder who the first German was to observe that the placement of the, stamp in relationship to the statue left the question of intended honor very much in doubt. - o - It remained for the engravers of the regular scenic stamp Algona Municipal »»¥»»¥¥»»»*•*»-»*»¥¥¥¥¥¥»»»*¥»*»¥¥¥' LAY AWAY NOW! YEAR AROUND ENJOYMENT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY WHAT BETTER CHRISTMAS GIFT THAN GRimDIG ——W^_^^^BW«V^|^V>>« PB™^^— n I^WWWT""^ the elegant unity of old world craftmanship ijand world's most advanced audio engineering ( ( [ ' [ < [ <l • c • f • c < [ < [ LET US DEMONSTRATE THE SUPERIOR TONE QUALITIES OF GRUNDIG. DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR YOU CAN'T BEAT THE REALISM OF VOICE - OR MUSIC. COMPARE - GRUNDIG OFFERS MORE USABLE FEATURES GRUNDIG STYLING IS UNIQUE MAKE YOUR SELECTION TODAY 1 North Iowa Sewing Machine Co, 31 QE, STATE ALGONA issues to construct the most elaborate hoax of all. This involved several denominations, but the bulk of the deception was on the values having the most use. The smaller values featured famous castles and behind each was a cloud design. The clouds were so engraved that four of these stamps when placed together In a certain way formed, with the help of some building and tree line, an outline map of Czechoslovakia as it was before being fragmented by German occupation. In addition, the engraver hid on three stamps the initials D, r, B standing tot Doctor Benes, the president of the government in exile, The D is lightly engraved in the lower right hand corner of one stamp, the r is presumably in a shield on a castle wall (I say presumably, because this one I can't really see), and the B Is quite sharply defined in a clump of trees on the same stamp that contains the outline of the provinces of Bohemia and Moravia. Furthermore, on this same value, the features of three Czech heroes are presumably suggested in the line on the hill under the castle. - o Sometimes a fertile Imagination can create deceptions such as the above. Well, I have the stamps. The outline of Czechoslovakia is very clearly defined when the stamps are properly related to each other, too clearly to be anything but cleverly conceived. The D Is there, altho faint, and in light printings Incomplete. The B Is very sharp and, considering the nature of the rest of the engraving, could only be a. deliberate act. The r, as I stated above, to my mind is doubtful. I can see one face quite clearly on the hill but the other two are too obscure for me. The patron saint of the Republic is also supposed to be present In one of the cloud outlines riding away from the viewer. Here, I think imagination enters In, tho the banner Is there. Maybe the rest of It will come thru some time. At any rate, these rather common stamps with this information form. an Interesting page for a World Warn collection. Material from this period has always been In good supply. A lot was brought over to us by our returning soldiers. Now It is legal to collect Nazi Issues In Germany and many collectors Involved IS * one phase or another of the war are branching out to Include'all related material. The demand will soon exceed existing dealer supplies. This pertains not only to stamps, covers and coins- currency, but to war decorations, ration material, posters, military equipment and anything pertaining to home front efforts. After all, it has been 20 years. Illness Mars Pre-Xmas In Ottosen Homes OTTOSEN - Mrs. Eugene Waltman went to the home of her husband's parents Tuesday following surgery at Lutheran hospital. Friday, friends and neighbors moved the Waltman family from the Fred Enockson farm to a farm belonging to his parents at Corwith, Ronald Vlnaas returned home from Lutheran hospital Wednesday. He is staying with the Donald Larsons for a few days, Mrs. Oscar Oppedahl, who had surgery at Lutheran hospital Monday, returned to her home Saturday, . o - Mr, and Mrs, Edward Zinnel entertained at a birthday dinner Sunday for their daughter, Mrs. Louis Jacobson. Other guests were Mr. and Mrs, Richard Krause and Shelly of LuVerne. The Wacousta Do-R-Best girls 4-H club enjoyed a Christmas party with their parents as guests at the Lutheran church parlors Saturday night. Mrs. Allan Watnem returned home from the hospital at Audubon Wednesday, She has her foot in a big cast. Visitors since her return home have been Mr, and Mrs, Harold Greene of Knoke, Mr, and Mrs. Ronald Meyer of Rodman, Mr. and Mrs. Randy Watnem and Shelly and Mr, and Mrs. Bruce Watnem and family of Humboldt, Mrs. Pearl Hanson of Whittemore, Mr. and Mrs, Percy Watnem, Mrs. Howard Thompson, Mrs, Ed Grimm, Rev. Robert J, Le- Mont, Mrs. Robert Waechter of West Bend and Mr. and Mrs. James Banwart and family, Gary Telford, son of Mr. and Mrs, Dean Telford celebrated his thirteenth birthday Wednesday. Evening visitors were Mr, and Mrs. Roy Telford and Larry. A Market Day sale will beheld at the Commercial Club Build* Ing Saturday Dec, 11, beginning it 12:00 o'clock. Items to be sold will include furniture, antiques, clothing and miscellaneous. There will be no machinery at this sale. Anderson and Kleve will be the auctioneers. This will be the first December sale. Sales have been held twice a year, spring and fall for many years. Mr. and Mrs. James Fowler and sons moved to Humboldt Saturday to be nearer his work. He is a salesman for the Daryl Dillon Corporation. The Ladies Rural Club met Thursday afternoon with Mrs. Mary Leitl. Mrs. Eugene Hofius had the lesson about holly trees. Mrs. Essie Cooper had the recreation. Ten dollars were given to the Christian Home at Council Bluffs and seven dollars were given for Santa Claus day. Mrs. Gordon Larson of Bode was a guest, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Wehr- spann visited his mother, Mrs. Lillian Wehrspann at Cherokee Sunday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Percy Watnem were Sunday afternoon visitors at the Ralph Roberts home at Belmond. In the evening they visited at the Paul Watnem home at Klemme to help Philip Watnem celebrate his seventh birthday. Mr, and Mrs. Richard Zeman returned home Friday night from their honeymoon in Missouri. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Enockson were Sunday dinner guests at the Lowell Shelgren home to celebrate the birthday of Keith Shelgren, 9, grandson of the Enocksons. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schmidt brought their twin sons home from the Mason City hospital Friday afternoon. They had been medical patients. Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Glrard of Northwood, spent Saturday, Nov. 27, with his sister Mrs. Maureen Harr. The Bob Pink family of Omaha spent Nov. 24-28 in the parental Mrs. Emma Olson home, The Pinks and Mrs. Olson and Mike were Thanksgiving guests of the Oscar Wagners In Mason City, The Wagners were Nov. 28 guests in the Olson home. Methodist women met Dec, 1 at the church. Mrs. Olive EnJ- man read an article on Christmas In Norway, Mrs. Orville Wetland and Mrs. Geo. Ostercamp led carol singing, Mrs. Richard Madsen gave a book review. A collection for missions was taken In lieu of a gift exchange. A committee served luncheon. Mr. and Mrs. Lester Blaln and sons were Thanksgiving guests of his sister, Mrs. Clar- ence Lilleskov and family, tad of their mother, Mrs. IdaFuan*- mark at Zumbrota, Minn, Main street has taken a very beautiful holiday appearaow since the many colored lights have beeti strung in the center of the boulevard and where two large evergreen trees have been placed and lighted. Mrs. Erma Kunt entertained her contract bridge club Wednesday evening. Mrs. Betty Bode was a guest. r iu WESLEY Lowell Erdman, city engineer at Decorah, spent Nov. 30-Dec. 1 checking on the new water tower and visiting his mother, Mrs. Olive Erdman, his sister, Mrs. Chas. Vestrem and family, and their house guest, Mrs. Lee Smith of Arlington Heights, ni. Mrs. Russell Swanson and Mrs. Merle Muhm and children spent Nov. 27-28 in Dundee with their sister, Mrs. Leonard Madsen and family. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Glrard of Bagley spent Dec. 2 with their daughter» Mrs. Maureen Harr. Mrs. Harlan Leininger and children of Gilmofe Ctty~wefe also dinner guests. The Girards visited friends and former neighbors near Woden that afternoon. GRAND OPENING FLOYD'S SUPERIOR W SERVICE DISCOUNT CENTER 719 So. Phillips - Algona SATURDAY, DEC. 11 7 A.M. TO 10 P.M. COME IN AND SHOP OUR NEW STORE - VALUES GALORE ON ALL ITEMS I BREAD - MILK - PASTRIES TOOLS - WATCHES - RADIOS LARQE SELECTION FOR CAR OR HOME . . . ...AND MANY MORE I ill FREE FREE FREE FREE !*•••••••• PKG. 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Phillips, Algona, Iowa

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