S-Alfleno (la.) Upper D«$ MoinM Thursday, January 20, 1966 ^^^i^^^^^B^^^Mr^^^^^^^^^^^^^H^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ FROM THE ATTIC... ... TO THE VAULT (V«* Hrtby * And Ytwf NtlfhlMf•) •y Dick Palmtr The January issue of Numis- matice News contains the usual series of predictions for the year from some of the leading advertisers. Actually, it is rather difficult to find any series or type of monetary collection that isn't cited by someone as having a good future for the coming year. That "someone," of course, usually has that type of material for sale. By way of a summary, I would note the following: - o - 1. More dealers than usual, 10 to be exact, noted the rising interest in paper currency with the greatest emphasis on large size notes, small size silver certificates and military overprints, and obsolete bank notes of the pre-1863 period. Ads for these have more than doubled in the past two years and the currency societies continue to show growth. Foreign currency remains the major untapped Held in the U. S. market but, though the number of collectors is small, supplies of material are also very limited. I have noted that the few offered at auction bring reasonably good prices. William Donlon, author of a small size booklet on our currency since 1928, reported in his second edition that the demand for the first production was three times greater than he anticipated. This would seem to bear out the predictions as many do collect but will seldom spend anything on a book pertaining to the field. - o - 2. The most disagreement relates to the Lincoln and Jef- ferson series. Predictions range from a slight downward trend to continued slow growth. Most seem to agree, however, that thp market is now sufficiently high to preclude any spectacular advances. - o - 3. The most supported areas are type collecting and older world crowns. Collections of choice condition pieces will grow as a collecting goal and offerings should receive considerable dealer interest. The growth of type collecting could have an adverse effect on date prices, Some cited gold as growing in demand for typed or bullion speculation with declines likely In the rarer mints and dates . I have discovered from past experience that it is easy to recover most of your original purchase price and perhaps even a bit more on common date gold but not easy to recover on premium pieces. There just aren't very many collectors who save gold by date so a dealer must wait longer for a customer. World crowns will continue to show growth but the prooiem of restriking remains a serious one which will dampen the market until it is certain that such is not possible for any given issue. Greater resistance is anticipated for current issues KA.ST and proof sets that are priced by the government at prices out of relation to face. - o - 4. A surprising number endorsed the silver dollar and continued to stress the eventual rise in the price of silver on the market. I have previously discussed this in this column and stick to my guns that speculation in the silver dollar purely because of a possible increase in the price of the bullion is not a very profitable use of capital. A collection, of course, is fine as the Morgan dollar is one of the world's most attractive coins. - o - 5. Perhaps the major theme throughout the. entire section was that the influence of the speculator has lessened and the hobby is closer to the realism of collector demand. 1 think there will still be considerable beating of the investment drum, however, as a lot of material from the past 10 years is around with storage and interest charges accumulating. There will be a desire to share these "good things of life" with others. I noted an ad for 1963P cents by the bag for whatever the purchaser wanted to pay over face. It would be interesting to learn what the response was. - o- A new trend seems to be the collectors club approach with special discounts to members. Sometimes a membership fee is charged (usually) with an initial package offering that purports to be a desirable discount from retail. Check the listed retail against the ads in the same paper and see if this is so. As an example of one such offering in Coin World: A 5 piece 1964 Austrian proof set was given a retail value of $5. In the same paper, a 7 piece set was listed for $1.25 and the 5 piece set for 70 cents. Both 1964 and 1965 Austrian proofs are surplus on the market and are selling at distress prices though the coins are, indeed, most attractive. A "scarce" single value of the Tonga Gold Coin stamp set was given a retail of $2. Another dealer offered a set of 4 for $2.95. By the time you would go through the entire set of offerings and assess the actual average retail price, the so called package-membership bargain would ' be something less than sensational. How much faith then could a pr6s- pective member have in the future pricing policies of the club? •Manufacturer's suggested retail price for LeSabre V-B 4-dr. sadan. Price Includes Federal Excise Ta« and suggested dealer delivery and handling charge (transportation charges, accessories, other optional equipment, state and local taxes additional). Start fast by zinging on over to your Buick dealer. Finish happy by driving home in a new LeSabre. Continue your happy feeling by thinking of the low price and magnificent trade-in you got. Price is no handicap in the tuned cartradin' derby. See your local authorized Buick dealer NiW! TELEPHONE Puts easy dialing in the palm of your hand New compact lighted dial is right in the handset... you can make call after call while lounging in your favorite chair or relaxing- in bed. No need to hang up after each call; just press the recall button to get the dial tone. You'll like the Trimline telephone's convenience, its modern good looks. Both desk and wall models in lovely colors. To get full details about the Trimline phone, call pur business office or ask your telephone man. Northwestern Bell Services Held I For Ex-Wesley Resident WESLEY - Funeral services were held at the Baughton Funeral Home Britt, Monday, for a former Wesleyan, Mrs, Mary Seifert. She had been a resl- « dent at the Benn Retirement Home in Mason City, the past two years. She died at the age of 87 years. While in Wesley she lived with a daughter and family, the Carl Albees. - o - Mrs. Margaret Root entertained her contract Bridge club Wednesday evening, Jan. 12. Mrs. Sara Raney will have the next party. Lorraine Funnemark was one of 800 students at Iowa State University, Ames, who attained the Dean's List for high scholarship during the fall quarter. She is a daughter of the Howard Funnemarks, and her curricula is home Economics education. Mrs. H. E. Hemmingsen has been selected as Wesley chairman of the chapter of the American Heart Association and Mrs. Thomas Uckteig of Prairie township, A kick off meeting of the Kossuth Chapter of the Association will be held at the Johnson House Thursday, Jan, 27 at 2 p.m. Miss Patricia Goetz was honored at a pre-nuptial shower Sunday afternoon is St. Joseph's parish hall, She is a daughter of Mr, and Mrs. Lee Goetz and will become the birde of Jerome Judge of Boone on Saturday, Feb. 19. Dale Struthers will hold a farm sale Jan. 20, They have retired and moved to Algona from their farm east of the Doan church. Their four sons are Lee of Sioux City, Ross of Titonka, Lt, Lvnn of Aleution Islands and Kirk of Algona. Art Beenken, assistant manager of the Farmer's Cooperative Elevator Co, attended a A. G. Chemical Clinic in Des Moines 2 days last week. Dr. and Mrs, R, E, Jongewaard, Mrs. Olive Erdman, Mrs. Mag Bleich, Anna and Ethel Flom went to Emmetsburg Tuesday evening to attend a concert series and saw an opera "Die Fleedermaus." Several local ticket holders had seen the opera on Monday evening in Forest City. Mrs. Elmer Doughan was a guest at the meeting of the Prairie Neighbors at the Clarence Aitcheson home Thursday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs, Ray Doughan of Britt were Sunday, Jan. a guests in the Elmer Douehan home. Three cub scout dens Have been recently organized. Mrs. Mary Rolling, Mrs. Mary Lou Stuaer and Mrs. Chariene Hauptman are the Den mothers and their assistants are Mrs. Sandy Heard, Mrs. Earl Robinson and Mrs. David Roquets. Garrigan and St, Joseph Parochial school held no classes Friday, it being the end of the first semester and report card day for the faculty. Mrs, Bernice Vitzthum will entertain her auction bridge club Thursday afternoon Jan. 20. Methodist men will serve a pancake supper to the public Thursday January 20. Mrs. George Vitzthum was honored at a birthday dinner party at the Johnson House in Algona. Attending were her husband, the Luke Youngwirths, Bill Ludwlgs, Jack and Mike Vltzthums, Tom Vltzthums, Laurens and the George Vitzthums, Jr. of Irvington. She was the recipient of many lovely gifts. Mr. and Mrs. Merlin Studer entertained their Sunday evening 500 club Jan. 9. High score prize winners were Mike Vitzthum and Mrs. LeRoy Grandgenett will entertain the group Sunday evening Jan. 30. Other couples in the club are the Franklin Bodes, Vern Olsens and John Youngwirths. Mrs. Mary Bode, Stacia Richstmeier and Mrs. Margaret Root attended a CDA meeting in Algona Thursday evening, Jan. 13. Mrs. Bode, District Deputy conducted the Initiation ritual for 20 new members. Mr. and Mrs. Louis Maharas and family moved Jan. 1 from Sioux Falls, S. D. to 618 Harlan St., Algona. Mrs. Maharas is a daughter of the Leander See- felds and one of triplets. A group of Wesleyans attended the P. T. A, meeting in Corwith Wednesday evening. A member of the peace corps who served in Ethiopia talked and .showed colored slides of that country. r WfWWfflUlllllliyillim TITONKA The skirt had a lace panel with a satin over skirt with a wedding gold effect. Her veil was a queen's crown of pearls. Her only jewelry was a pearl pendant, a gift from the eroom. She carried a oouguet of red roses and white stephanotis. Wayne Arnaoner was best man. Groomsmen were Robert and Ronald Ricke, Maid of honor was the bride's sister, Janice Ricke. Bridesmaids were Mrs. Ronald Rosenmeyer and Ann Elschen. Ushers were LeRoy Thilges and Ronald Rosenmeyer. Dinner and reception were held in the V.F. W. hall in Algona with 200 present* Connie Uckteig and Norma Pfeffer were in charge of the guest book. Mrs . Arnold Stufflick and Mrs. Norbert Frld- eres cut the cake. Coffee pourers were Mrs. Mike Vitzthum and Mrs.David Ludwig. Marge O'Rourke, Kay Stufflick, Lois and Mary Stufflick and Linda Eenhttis opened eifts. The bride is a graduate of Garrigan high school, Algona. After a short trip, the newlyweds will make their home in Wilmington, HI. where the groom is employed. Soloist was Mrs. Dale Brand and organist was Mrs. Bob Eischen. Sell B New Vehicles In The Past Week Sales of new vehicles dipped to 23 last week, according to records at the office of County Treasurer Rosella Voigt. Owners of new cars and trucks include : Chevrolet - Peterson Chevrolet, Swea City, pickup; Kenneth Rowlet, Swea City j G. E. Peterson, Swea City; Tuloma Gas Prod. Co., Algona; Leander or Esther Menke, Swea City; R. L. Banwart, West Bend; R. II. Wilberg, Bancroft. Ford - G. J. -Schueler, Swea City, pickup; M. L. Jorgenson, Swea City, pickup; Kossuth Mutual Ins., Algona (2); Johnie or Artlne Tobin, Swea City; R. D. palmer, Algona; R. C. Johnson Swea City. fflC - Algona Impl. Co. GMC - R. H. Looft, Ledyard, pickup. Mercury - W. C. Peterson, Swea City. Rambler - R. H. Bernlnghaus, Whittemore; E. W. or Joyce Hutchison, Algona. Plymouth - Ernest Heidecker, Lakota. Buick - W. J. Banwart, West Bend. Dodge - R. E. Hertzke, Lakota. Volkswagen - K, K. Jones, Lone Rock. OFFICE! SUPPLIES - Business forms, office furniture, filing equipment and supplies, at The Upper Des Moines Pub. Co., Algona, across from new Municipal parking lot. By Mrs. Mary Schroeder Edith and Hazel Budlong are enjoying several weeks in Arizona. Good Hope Lutheran circles met this week with Jennie and Shirley circles at the church Tuesday evening. Wednesday morning, Florence circle met at the church. In the afternoon, Bea circle met at the Edward Boyken home and Jeanette circle at the Herman Welhousen home. Janan circle met in the evening at the church. Mr. and Mrs. Terry Sullivan, Mankato, Minn., are parents of a daughter born Jan. 8, weighing 6 Ibs., 3 oz. and named Heather Colleen. Mrs. Sullivan is the former Sherry Boyken and this is the first grandchild for the Art Boykens of Titonka. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Wibben had their son, Edward Dennis, baptized at Sunday morning worship services at Titonka Methodist church. Dinner guests at their home were Mr. and Mrs. Harm Wibben, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Akkerman and family and Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Bengston and family. Immunuei Lutheran circles met Thursday with Esther circle meeting at the Heiko Brunshome and Martha, Ruth and Naomi circles at the church. Dorcas circle met in the evening at the Norman Bruns home. Patricia Ricke Of Wesley Is Wed Jan. II WESLEY - Patricia Ann Hicke, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo, Ricke, was united in marriage to John A. Frideres, son of Mrs. Marvin Eischen and the late Irvin Frideres, in St. Joseph's Catholic church Jan. 11 at 10 a. m, Father R. W. Phillips performed the double ring ceremony, The bride's escort was her father. The bride wore a floor-length gown of satin with a chantilly lace bodice, scalloped square necl line with a traditional point V accented by a bow at the waist. Cooperative businesses benefit you in more ways than you think! Most of us think of cooperatives as creameries, grain elevators, filling stations and other businesses serving the farmer. <. But many other types of businesses, Jpme of which do not serve the farmer at all, are built on the cooperative idea. Many of the nation's prominent savings banks, mutual insurance companies, and savings and loan associations . . . whose business volume runs into billions of dollars each year ... operate on many of the same basic principles that govern farmer cooperatives. The success of these respected institutions is more evidence that the cooperative idea can serve millions of people ... not only farmers . .. faithfully and well. FENTON CO-OP ELEVATOR Curtis Luro, Mgr. IRVINGTON CO-OP ELEVATOR E. F. Immerfall, Mgr. LONE ROCK CO-OP EXCHANGE — Lorenz Geitzenauer, Mgr. WHITTEMORE CO-OP ELEVATOR Larry Twedt, Mgr. (Hobarton Branch) BURT CO-OP ELEVATOR Ronald Jurgens, Mgr. FARMERS CO-OP ELEVATOR, Bode R. I. Matheson, Mgr. LEDYARD CO-OP ELEVATOR — Bernard Reilly, Mgr. OTTOSEN CO-OP ELEVATOR Alfred Schultz, Mgr. WEST BEND ELEVATOR CO. R. W. Jurgens, Mgr. TITONKA CO-OP ELEVATOR J«k Stott, Mgr. i FARMERS ELEVATOR CO., Swea City Larry Peters, Mgr. 9,500 CIRCULATION for every NON-COMMERCIAL WANT AD - 2 for the price of 1 The Humboldt Newspapers (Covering Humboldt County) and The Algona Upper Des Moines (Covering Koituth County) WANT ADS may be placed at either newippper, in Algeria or Humboldt, at fht present inwrtion rate. They will reash g total of 9,500 familiei by the wnv binption - AT ONLY ONI PRICi FOR TWO PAPERS.
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