[FROM THE ATTIC . . . ... TO THE VAULT Ytvf ly Dick talmtr the Maldive island, for many yeirs a Brtish protectorate, is no* an Independent sultanate located 400 miles southwest of Ceylon. From 1906 until 1960, th$ islands managed to get along with .'41 stamp issues. Then, as is the case with so many newly independent states, they discovered the profit potential of hobby sales, aided by a private agency that provides press releases and marketing aid. Since 1960, more than 100 stamps have teen issued, not counting seVeral special sheets. To find th€se used on genuine mail covers wol^ld be quite a chore. Now th^ crimes committed against the!philatelic fraternity have been extended to numismatics. In 19&0, a very small number of pr(xjf sets were Issued for the small coinage of the islands. These sets have been listed at $16*7.90. Presumably, only 20 sets-, were available which, incidentally, gives some indication of the real demand potential for world proof sets. This price is really quite low, considering the mintage if demand were at all aggressive; .Now we are in- foimed that the set has been re^truck in proof without any special indication to separate the ne^ from the old. Perhaps the containers will be different but, after all, collectors are primarily interested in the coins. The set price has fallen to the new issue price of $35. Some 1,250 new sets have been made. Since the face value of the coins involved totals the magnificent sum of 91 cents, this offering price represents outrageous profit-taking by the issuing government and perhaps others as well. Certainly those who may have purchased the original set have been taken. And what of the new set and price? If they should be sold, what is to prevent another restrike with another inevitable decline in price? There is nothing wrong with yearly proof sets at a resonable price in relation to face. The government could easily have changed the date which would have protected those who bought in good faith and thus made it possible for country collectors to have a reasonably-priced example from this far away place. The lesson for collectors is quite clear. Beware of high prices for proof or other sets unless there is some evidence that the dies have been destroyed so no restrikes can be made. A leading dealer in foreign coins has undertaken the distribution of the set. This rather surprises me as this type of business can do nothing but harm to the entire field. It is in the interest of all concerned if American dealers would have nothing to do with such shady practices. - o- Quite a debate has been going on between Coin World and other coin publications on the use of the word "proof. Coin World has undertaken to set up a committee to judge whether the term as used for any given set fits the standards of production expected in this country. A term to be at all useful must have some fairly precise meaning. Certainly, highly-polished uncir- culated or the mere addition of the word "proof to a normal mint issue doesn't fit the general understanding of the meaning of the word. Coin Wo rid has been attacked for its efforts on the grounds that it is the business of the Issuing government to describe their coins as they wish and on the basis of whatever standards they wish. I would agree. This is their right. But when they enter the United States .market, then it ceases to be a fiet right. Every market has its rules and standards and these must be adhered to in order to have an orderly and intelligent relationship between buyer and seller. If the requirements of the marketplace are not exceptable to the seller, then he should go elsewhere. No one is served well by uncertain and deteriorating standards. Coin World has taken a needed action in the interest of the entire numismatic field and no doubt has lost some advertising revenue as well. But advertisers will in the long run appear where the business is being done. Here the collector renders the final judgement. I, for one, give priority to those whose ads appear in Coin World. This is the most effective way I know of to show appreciation for the numerous efforts that are being made Wed Hera Recently » * 4 Communes "Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth." — // Timothy 2:15 Do you present yourself to God as carefully as you prepare yourself for a social event or for the arrival of expected "company"? Attending church in your best finery may give you an "image" in the eyes of the world, but how do you look to God, who really knows you? Live each day as a workman for God. Be kind, generous, helpful. 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Honorable mention went to the Carl Reynolds and Dean Mc- Illravys. - o Members of the Jr. Girl Scouts held their Christmas party Thursday at the home of their leader, Mrs. Russell Patterson. S/R August Sankey is enjoying a 14-day leave with his grandmother, Mrs. Harry Sankey, and his sister and family, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Wermers and family. S/R Sankey is stationed at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center, Chicago. The Becker family held their annual Christmas gathering at the parental Martin Beckers, Algona. Attending were the Frank, George and Harold Becker families, the Roscoe Mawdsleys, Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. Ray McWhorter, all of Burt; Mr. and Mrs. Thees Schnakenberg and family, LuVerne, and Mrs. Ethyle . Hain, Algona. Perry Steward, Muscatine, spent his Christmas vacation at the parental Walter Stewards. . Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Cook and Eleanor Movick, Ottosen, were holiday guests at the home of the former's daughter and family, the Ervin Olsens at Harlan. Mr. and Mrs. George Schroeder, Mason City, spent Wednesday evening with the Kenneth Cooks. Vern Shipler is a patient at Dickinson Memorial hospital, Spirit Lake, where he submitted to surgery Wednesday. Winners in the Christmas drawings at Bernie's Market were Mrs. Teenie Steward, Mrs. Jesse Harms and Mrs. Eugene Wolfe, Mr. and Mrs, Richard Trunk- hill became parents of their second son Dec, 26. David Charles made his appearance at the Hancock County Memorial hospital, Britt, weighing 8 Ibs., 7 1/2 ozs. He has a brother, Tony, to welcome his arrival. Grandparents are M. J, Trunkhill and Mrs.and Mrs. M. J. Cunningham. Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Jandl and Robert Voigt are great-grandparents, A son, David John, arrived at the Memorial hospital, Spirit Lake, to make his home with Mr. and Mrs, Gordon Gifford. The little lad, who weighed 7 Ibs,, 10 ozs., arrived Dec, 28, Grandparents are Mrs, John Gifford, Burt, Mrs, Bill Voigt, Clear Lake, and Leo Wilhelmi, Ft. Podge. Mis, F. X, Wilhelmi, Bancroft, is David's great- grandmother, Robert Angus was the winner of the free turkey given away at the Burt Coop, Elevator Pec. 24, Mrs. Elsie Lockwood attended a Christmas reunion of the Methodist Camp hotel staff, held at the camp at Spirit Lake Tues- Janice Marie Butterfleld, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Butterfield, Algona, was united in marriage to Jay Edward Nu- wash, son of Mrs. Martha Nu- wash, Silver Lake, Minn., Nov. 27 at 2 p. m. at Trinity Lutheran church, Algona, Rev. G. J. C.Gerike performed the double ring ceremony before 100guests. The bride wore a floor-length gown of lace and sequins with a three-tiered skirt and wrist length sleeves. Her elbow length veil of silk illusion was attached to a pearl crown. Her only jewelry was a gold cross, a gift from the groom and she carried a bouquet of white carnations and pink roses. Wayne Shamla was best man, groomsmen, Bob Butterfield and Albert Butterfield and ushers were Billy Sanky and Randy Bleich. Maid of honor was Nelvina Hauenstein, bridesmaids, Linda Dodge and Pat Foster. Flower girls were Susan and Carol Bleich and Jeffrey Sanky was ring-bearer. A reception followed at the church with Terry Hauenstein and Dorothy Butterfield in charge of the guest book; Donna Butterfield and Nancy Sanky cut the cake; Nellie Hauenstein poured and gifts were shown by Hazel and Pauline Bleich, Donna Sanky and Cindy Meyer. Waitresses were Grace Foster, Mrs. Bob Foster and Linda Hunt. Mr. Nuwash is a graduate of Silver Lake high school and is attending the University of Minn, and also working for an electrical company there. The bride was graduated from high school at Princeton, Minn., attended college St. Cloud and is teaching at Blomkest. They are at home at Silver Lake. (Glenn's Studio Photo) day. She spent Tuesday night with her daughter and family, the Arnold Clarks, Spencer. She was accompanied back to Burt by her granddaughter, Jennifer Clark. Betty Christensen left via air from Des Moines Thursday after a visit at the home of her mother, Mrs. James Christensen. Betty / was called home due to the sudden death of her father. Little Rhonda Mitchell is spending this week with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Don Mitchell. Rhonda is the daughter of the Norman Mitchells, Des Moines. . ! birthday Wednesday. Evening guests were Mr. and Mrs. Donald Larson and Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Johnson and sons. Mr. and Mrs. Martin Meyer entertained tiie anniversary group Monday night. They enjoyed a gift exchange. Mrs. Arthur Petersen was a medical patient at Lutheran hospital from Monday until Friday. Christmas dinner guests at the Mike Coyle home were Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Coyle and family of LuVerne, Mr. and Mrs. Donald BrandhoiJ and family and Chris Brandjoij of Bradgate and Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Wier and sons of Spring Valley, Minn. The family circle was complete when Everett Coyle of Winston- Salem, No. Car. telephoned to talk to his parents, brother and sisters. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Oppedahl, David and Kathy of Vermillion, So. Dak., and Mrs. Bertha Oppedahl of Ft. Dodge were Saturday night visitors at the Oscar Oppedahls. Mr. and Mrs. Nick DeFrancisco of Des Moines were weekend guests at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Jacobson. They were all Christmas dinner guests of Mrs. Helen Malm at Palmer. Mr, and Mrs. Roy Enockson were Christmas Eve guests at the Merlin Anderson home at Ft. Dodge. Christmas Day the Roy Znocksons and Mrs. Gunda Enockson were dinner guests at the Lowell Shelgren home at Gilmore City. Mrs. Erling Malmln visited from Sunday until Wednesday at the Martin Malmln home at Minneapolis. Christmas dinner guests at , January 6, 1966 Algeftd (la.) Upptf De* 1 OTTOSEN By Mrs, Donald Usher the Donald Cooper home were Mr. and Mrs. Kelvin Henely, Alan and Kim of Luverne, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. Gene Venenga of Sioux Falls, So. Dak., Mrs. Frank Henely of Emmetsburg, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Cooper and sons of Ft. Dodge and Mrs. Essie Cooper. Mr. and Mrs. Lester Wehr- spann and Roger were Friday overnight and Saturday guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hollis Chalset-h at Brooklngs, So. Dak. The Delbert Wehrspann family of Omaha were also guests. Mrs. W. E, Hundertmark of West Bend and Mrs. Albert Thorsen were guests at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Ernest Lorenc and family at Springfield, Mo. from Thursday until Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Van Buskirk were Christmas guests at the Lee Holt home at Spencer, along with all of the other members of the Van Buskirk family. At Short Course Larry Manus of the Burt Cooperative Elevator recently attended a short course in Kansas City sponsored by the Consumers Cooperative Ass'n. on the subject of fertilizer uses. -101- Mrs. Ella Woods Fender celebrated her 101st birthday Nov. 14 at the Nishna Cottage in Malvern. She and her husband farmed near Silver City. Mrs. Fender is the mother of nine children, and has 38 grandchildren, 97 great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren. Francis Lieb On Dean's Honor List in College Francis Lieb, above, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Lieb of R. R. 2, Algona, has been placed on the Dean's Honor list for the fall term at Concordia Senior College, Fory Wayne, Indiana. Students whose grade average is 3.5 or better on a _ scale where A is 4, and B is 3, are recognized in this way. Mr. Lieb is a graduate of Concordia Junior College, St. Paul, Minn., and plans to matriculate at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Mo. He is presently enrolled in the pre-theological program at Concordia Senior College. We pay guaranteed interest on Pass Book Savings PAYABLE QUARTERLY NO CERTIFICATES REQUIRED • Lawrence Telford returned home Friday from Mercy hospital where hs had been a surgical patient. His mother, Mrs. Caroline Telford, is getting along satisfactorily, but she still remains as a medical patient at Mercy hospital. Cadet Knut Oppedahl of the Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, came Thursday to visit his parents, Mr, and Mrs, Knut Oppedahl until Jan. 3. S. A. Anthony Oppedahl, who has been stationed at San Diego, is visiting his parents, Mr, and Mrs. Oscar Oppedahl. JimHals- rud and Bob Behnkendorf met his plane at Des Moines Tuesday and brought him home. Alter Jan. 7, S. A. Oppedahl will be stationed at Pensacola, Fla. tor 6 1/2 months of radio school, Mrs. Sam Kropf celebrated her seventy-eighth birthday at the Richard Kropfs ut Ruthven when she and Mr. Kropf visited there Pec. 19 and Monday, Ralph Jacobson celebrated a 1st QUARTER 2nd QUARTER • 3rd QUARTER - 4th QUARTER May, June, July August, September, Oct. November, December, Jan. - February, March, April for tax purposes, total yearly interest can be computed at end of October quarter... No waiting for totals after first of the year. WE APPRECIATE A CHANCE TO SERVE YOU A FRIENDLY BANK I THE SECURITY STATE BANK * AIGONA, IOWA - OFFICE AT -if.
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