The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 29, 1965 · Page 6
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 29, 1965
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6— Al§ona (lo 1 Upper D«« Melnee Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1965 gg|^ ^^^gj^^jjj^^jjj^^jj^^jjl^^^m ^^^^^^^•••^^^•^•^^^•^•^^^^••^^^••^^^^•^^^^^'^^^•^^^^^•^^^^^^^^^^•^^^•^^^ FROM THE ATTIC . . . ... TO THE VAULT (Ywr Netty - Ai* Ytut •y Dlek Polmtr This is the time of year for the inevitable flurry of resolutions and predictions for the future. I quickly take care of the resolution factor by resolving not to make any. There Is nothing about January that greatly motivates me to any significant reform. This leaves predictions which I do not consider to be a strong suit. However, my chances are as good as the next fellows and the hobby field is by no means free from self-appointed soothsayers. If any thoughts do not match yours, you can always use the section of the paper containing my remarks for wrapping the garbage (or have you already) or you can simply dismiss the entire affair as a ludicrous ending to what has been a rather irrational year anyway. - o - My knowledge of the antique field does not permit any investigation in depth. I think carnival glass has reached its approximate peak and that prices will remain more or less stable at the present level. There may be some reduction in the demand for the currently-popular but heavy, ornate patterns. To my mind, the real beauty of carnival is in the general coloring with emphasis on the more delicate pieces. It seems to me that one could easily tire of extensive holdings, particularly when much of the same pattern is involved. The market should remain strong for odd pieces and those with general visual appeal. - o - Interest in products American will continue to grow as well as period oriented material. I think that there is a good future for pewter and silver. Considering the current price pressure on silver bullion, many of these older pieces represent rather good buys for Just general use without the antique factor. Commemorative spoons in sterling seem to be currently at low ebb and represent a good value at current levels. As perhaps a psychological protest against our increasingly scientific and complex world, I see continued gains for children's toys with their memories of simpler and more restful days. - o - The Numismatic field will see choppy waters as adjustments are made in areas involving the basic collector and the investor- speculator. The fact that our subsidiary coinage has to a considerable degree been searched thru can not help but effect the hobby. Many collectors started out simply checking their change and became a part of the market after the encouragement of one or two finds. The per cent that will in the future become so encouraged is being rapidly reduced. This will effect date collecting particularly. I do not look for any major upswing in the so-called keys. After all, there is a limit as to Uie amount of money available for a hobby. I think many key coins are already overpriced on the basis of effective market. Watch the price in the ads for singles rather than rolls. There will be increased resistance to high priced government issued "proof and "proof-like" sets. I think we will soon see half dollars in circulation again and the year may tear loose some of the silver dollar holdings although these, like the Kennedy half dollar, will tend to be hoarded by the general public, not because they plan to melt them down but just because they like them. In the currency field, evidence of continued growth exists for old obsolete notes both U. S. and Canadian and military currency, I do not see any significant price advances for Confederates or the large and small FederaJ issues excepting perhaps fractionals, This phase of the hobby will continue to grow but supplies should be adequate. The supply factor for obsoletes, however, is critical and no sub- stantiai demand increase c r a be filled. - o - Sheets of current U. S. commemoratives are as bad an investment now as ever but the year will be a good one for this collecting field. Just settle for a block of the U. S. items. Older covers, material pertaining to postal history, and the post war sets of Western Europe have a firm and growing demand. He- cent auctions for 19th century stamps in unusually good condition have recorded record bids running 5 to 10 times catalog value. A European cover with mixed French-Sardinian franking with an estimated pre-auction value of $112 brought some $1,660. More specialized catalogs are being made available in relatively inexpensive editions for the U. S. collector so locals, semi-official items, and varieties will add a U. S. demand to the brisk European one. The collecting pressure is more on un- hunged mint and covers than used. Most cancelled to order material is available at large dicounts from the overstated catalog value. I think that there is a good future for combining stamps coins, currency, etc., relating to a country, period, or subject. - o 1966 shapes up as a good hobby year, but remember that there is a relationship between the collecting market and general prosperity. I would not deny the possibilities of some investment activity in these fields but It. is no place for emergency funds. After all, if there should be a decline, then a lot of this hoarded material will be offered. If you can't afford to buy or to hold, what reason have you to believe that your neighbors position will be any better ? .liiiiiuiiiiiiiniiniiiiiiiiiiiiiinulIIKinnHlllllIinilNiimiiilillllfllt SWEA-EAGLE By Mrs. Kenneth Bronei §' JUMUIIIiOUUliiuuiliiiiiitiiuiuuuiiiiujuiiiiiuiiuiiiuiii Mrs. Carl Lofstrom and William were dinner guests recently for an early Christmas gathering at the home of Mrs. Andrew Larson. Other guests were Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Berven and family, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Crossley and daughters of Ames, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Looft and family, Mr. and Mrs. Mancil Hurlburt and Tom, and the Gunnard Larsons and Leandra. Mrs. Andrew Larson left last week for California to visit her daughter for the winter. Marjorie Lee Tobin came from Sioux City for the holidays to the home of nor parents, the Johnie Tobins. tonclocl a birthday party for Marlys Hall at Dollivnr, on Der.'lB. \Vonrlell Distsworth received deep laroratinns on his right hand while working on sheet metal on Dec. 11. Thp wound required both inner and outer stitching. Stitches were removed Saturday, but lie will t« unable to go back to his plumbing job until after Christmas. Steven Ditsworlh has been confined to his home witli a case of the mumps. He was out of school for the past week. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Montgomery and family were Sunday callers at the Francis Torine home. Burt Lions Are Hosts To Wives At Xmas Party Members of the Burt Lions Club were hosts to their wives at the annual Christmas dinner, prepared and served by the Band mothers Monday night. President Fred Hilton acted as master of ceremonies and presided over a short business meeting that followed the dinner. P. J. McGuire was presented the U. S. Postal Department Safety award for 16 years of safe driving without a serious mishap as a rural mail car- The Floyd Montgomerys at- rier. Presenting the award was Postmaster Wallace P. Hawcott. Six fellow Lion members of the Titonka club presented the "Traveling gavel" to the Burt Club. The local club will in turn travel with the gavel in the near future and present it to the Algona Club. The "Traveling Gavel" is a project of the 9th District Lions clubs to promote the Lions National Sight- Saving program. Hilton thanked all responsible for the success of the Halloween party, Pancake Day and Santa Claus Day. For entertainment, the club and guests were taken on a 2 year Peace Corps Mission in Addis Abba, Ethoipia, by Herman Hachut, Jr., who told of his experiences as a worker in Africa. Fie also showed slides taken while there. Rachut, for two years taught business at the University in Addis Abba. - o Mr. and Mrs. Valgene Westling and Julie spent Christmas at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Emil Lovstad, Algona. Christmas Eve guests at the M. L. Dulton home were Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Teeter and Gwenyth, and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Nelson and family, Lu- Verne. Mr. and Mrs. K. J. Smith left Wednesday to spend over Christmas with their daughter and family, the Robert Jannsens, Minneapolis. Duane Hinckley was the winner of the $50 Series E bond given by the Burt Savings Bank for Christmas. Winner of the $25 bond was Will Gifford. Rev. and Mrs. Bruce calbreath and family spent several days with relatives at Altoona for post-Christmas visit. Rev. and Mrs. Merlin Davies, Owen, Beth and Mark left Sunday after Christmas for a post- Christmas visit with the parents in Sioux City. Mr. and Mrs. Harley Trout' man Jr., Kim, Laura and Joe joined other relatives at the Harley Troutman, Sr. home, Algona, for Christmas. Cheryl Lovstad Lichter received her B. S, degree in high school English from Mankato State at mid-ye?r graduation exercises Friday, Dec. 17. Guests at the Wallace Hawcott home Christmas were Mrs. Gladys Hawcott, Mrs. Etta Holdren, Lulu Hawcott and Selina Clifton. A pre - Christmas family gathering was held at the Raymond Westling home Sunday. Present were Mr. and Mrs. Valgene Westling and Julie, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Westling, and Art Isaacson, Stratford. Mr. and Mrs. Harley Troutman, Sr. and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Christiansen were guests at the Harley Troutman Jr. home following the school program Thursday night. Harold Andreasen was the winner of the free turkey Saturday at the Burt Elevator. Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Miller left early Tuesday for Runne- meade, New Jersey for an extended visit at the home of their son Lawrence and family. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hilton and Gerald spent the Christmas weekend with their daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. James Trager and Tammy. Mr. and Mrs. Larry Hinckley, Sioux City, and Mr. and Mrs. Al Hinckley and Duane spent the weekend with their sister and daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Schatzand Kevin, Cedar Rapids. Mrs. Rena Buell entered St. Ann hospital Monday for medical care and observation. Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Happel and Todd, Humboldt, were Sunday evening guests at the Al Hinckley home. Mr. and Mrs. Bob Hamilton Mike and Barbara left Wednesday to spend Christmas with their children, Roberta Rlas and family and with Bill, a student at U. of Texas, Fort Worth. Ensign Jay Hoppus arrived home the end of last week for visit with his parents and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hoppus and Diane. Jay recently completed basic training at the Naval Air Base at Pensacola, Fla. He will return to Pensacola Jan. 9. Frances McDonald, Sioux City, is spending Christmas vacation with her mother, Mrs. Viola McDonald. "Kossuth County's Favorite Newspaper" lllllllllltilHRIinilllllllllHIIIIIIHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIl!? BANCROFT By Mrs. Lawrence Bergman The annual Christmas shower was held Thursday for the sisters of St. John's. Banns for Lawrence Rahe and Darlene Grandgenett were published the first time Sunday in St. John's Catholic church. Mrs. C. J. Stauder and her sister, Hazel, living In Wisconsin, left this week to spend the holidays with 'their brother in Texas. Holiday Greetings' •nnoERsan ERICKSOH DAIRY COMPANY IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE STATE OF IOWA IN AND FOR KOSSUTH COUNTY Probate No. 8841 NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, OF APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR, AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF John T. Dolan, Deceased. TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF John T. Dolan, Deceased: You are hereby notified that on the 21st day of December, 1965, the last will and testament of John T. Dolan, deceased, bearing date of the 15th day of August, 1958, was admitted to probate in the above named court and that L. A. Winkel was appointed executor of said estate. Notice is further given that any action to set aside said will must be brought in the district court of said county within one year from the date ol the second publication of this notice, or thereafter be forever barred. Notice is further given that all persons indebted to said estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned, and creditors having claims againsi said estate shall file them with the clerk of the above named district court, asprovidedbylaw, duly authenticated, for allowance; and unless so filed within six months from the second publication of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) such claim shall thereafter be forever barred. Dated this 21st day of December, 1965. L. A. Winkel Executor of said Estate Algona, Iowa Winkel Hi Winkel Attorneys) for said Kxecutor Algona, Iowa Date of second publication: 29th day ol December, 1905. (% 4 97) NEIGHBORS GOOD OW TO AROUND THE TOWN & COUNTRY Meet Dave Kollasch Of Whittemore Our Country Neighbor this week is Dave Kollasch, 28, tenant on a farm owned by J. B. Gee- Ian, two miles south and 2 1/4 miles east of Whittemore. He has been on the farm three years. During a typical growing season, he raises corn, oats, beans and has diverted acres and hay land. He also has milk cows and hogs and classifies raising corn and hogs his favorite jobs on the farm. Dave is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Kollasch and was born at Whittemore Jan. 28, 1937. He was a varsity basketball and baseball player while attending Whittemore Presentation and during recent years has played Softball with the very good Whittemore Hatchery team. Fishing is his hobby. Dave served three years in the Marines. The former Betty Besch and Dave were married Feb. 13,1961. She is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Besch, Whittemore. They have a daughter, Mary Pat, and a son, Nicky. Dave also has a brother, Tom. Mr. Kollasch is a member of St. Michael's Holy Name Society and Mrs. Kollasch belongs to the Rosary Society, also of St. Michael's parish. (UDM Polaroid Photo) Upp*r D«s Moiim Publishing Co. 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