4-Algona (la.) Upper Dei Moinftt thuriday, January 27, 1966 _^.-^.^-. _**.'.*._ _ .- --|_ rimB -B lu mi..--r_ -j--"--..-_ -_ji.-_-i •-._ i _- tjjBj^^Uia^^^to^^^jHUfa^iij^^^mmt^^jia^^tiJI^^jai^^^jjjfa^jJij^^vg^^^^l^^^^a ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^H^^^^^^^^'^^^^HI^' FROM THE ATTIC... ... TO THE VAULT (Ywr Hrtfcy - And Ytwr NtlfthbW•) §y Otek talmtr from HfSrOffH SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS I It used to be that the common way of mounting stamps was with a small gummed hinge that was peelable so it could be removed without leaving portions on the stamp or thinning the stamp. Many stamps have been damaged by poor hinges or hinging but, if properly done, very few collectors concerned themselves much with minor hinge marks on the gum. As far as cancelled copies are concerned, the stamp hinge is still perfectly acceptable. But, for some reason, a desire for full unmarked pristine original gum has taken over the stamp market in Western Europe. Since so many of the older issues were as a routine matter hinged, the supply of perfect gum copies is extremely limited. If demand were general, then the price, of course, would be expected to rise. It is the degree of price difference that challenges belief, A New York firm has recently published a buy list for the stamps of the Vatican. An overprinted set issued in the 1930's of 6 stamps is the key set for a complete Vatican collection. The dealer offers $780 for a hinged set but the offer for an unhinged set is $1310, a staggering difference of $530. Yet, for nearly every form of mounting, only the face of the stamps are visible so the viewer couldn't tell whether the gum was marked or not. The following set brings $130 hinged and $260 in full mint. If this current demand ever changes, some collectors will certainly have a lot of money invested in pure gum. Actually, it is the European market that provides the outlet for the unhinged. I noted an ad that offered nearly every Vatican set for sale in unhinged condition but the hinged column had "wanted" for about 1/3 of the issues. This shows a good demand on the part of the less particular collector. This sit- tuation pertains only to the issues of Western Europe. I seldom see ads for any other country with separate fiuying columns. The value of any unused stamp is reduced, however, if hinge fragments have adhered to the gum. There is a special sweat box that can be used for the removal of these though some care has llillpr brranio (hamrllor of (formally, January 28, 1933. Thr Western Hasrball l.caanr was made the American League, January 2f». lf»00. Thr first unman governor of a state, Miriam A. f-'erKi'son. was installed as Governor of Texas. Hitler repiirliatptl the Treaty of Versailles, January 30, 1937. Trygve Lie, Norway, was matle Secretary of Ihe t'nlted Nations, January 30, I«Mfi. The I'nited Stairs tmutrht the Virgin Islands from Denmark, January 31, If)I*. The L'.S. Supreme Court, John Jay presiding, held its first meeting, February 1, 17f»0. February 2nd is Groundhog Day. Supposedly, if the groundhog emerges from his hole on this day, and does not see his shadow, spring is just around the corner. Sam Rayburn of Texas was re-elected speaker of the house, February 3, 1945. to be taken in its operation. - o On many older stamps, gum can present a serious problem. It often cracks or acts as a strain on the paper which threatens the stamp itself. This is particularly true for British Colonial issues. The collector may be faced with the choice of soaking off the gum or having the stamp permanently damaged. It is foolish, this fixation on gum and many writers have said so, yet habit is hard to break and collectors hesitate to act unless they know that others are also doing so. Many mint blocks are endangered as the gum tightens and strains the perforations. I suspect that many are in the process of doing so while resting in assorted protective holders. The sad story will come to light when they are eventually removed for examination for trade or sale. ST RONG CHURCHES.. Make Strong Communities "/ will put my trust in Him." — Isaiah. 8:17 The pathway of life becomes easier for us if we are blessed with the qualities of faith and trust in God. For an example, we need only to look to the life of Christ upon earth. Christ endured temptation, suffering, even death because it was God's will that mankind should be given the opportunity to earn salvation. There is no better example of a life of dedication and service. Because Christ did "taste death for every man" the pathway to salvation is clearly marked. It is much easier for us to place our trust in God, with the realization that God will not demand of us so greatly. 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Your Friendly IH Dealer - 295-3501 IH Tractors — Trucks — Farm Equipment KLEIN'S FARM SUPPLY Wayne Feeds - We Buy Eggs and Poultry 216 West State Street, 295-5206 BENNIE B. WIBBEN, Bldg. Contractor 122 S. Heckart St. - Algona, Iowa SHILTS BROWNBILT SHOE STORE "The Shoe Store That Takes Care of Your Feet" Algona Tel. 295-5371 Iowa VAN'S CAFE Junction 18 * 169 About once a month, I receive a question concerning our paper currency 'with a star either before or after the digits of the bill's number. These stars indicate a replacement number. When a bill or a series of them are rejected for one reason or another by the Bureau inspector, the star notes are inserted to take the place of the numbers removed. It would be time consuming and inefficient to duplicate the missing numbers. The start notes have a number sequence of their own so, if 10 regular bills in numerical sequence are destroyed, they are replaced by 10 star notes which would also be in sequence according to the star number series. Since the stars are only used for replacement and on"the few occasions when the end of a sequence requires a number of nine digits, the two printing records provide the necessary information as to the total number of notes printed. Star notes are found less frequently, of course, than the regular type but they are by no means scarce on the relatively recent series. Occasionally an entire pack of notes may be star numbered. A collector would rather have a star note than a regular unless the regular number is quite low but the supply is such that only a modest premium is required. On current Federal Reserve $1 notes and the 1957B Silver Certificates, the premium is about 25 cents for uncirculated specimens. The premium is large for the early series and for the old large type note. They are also harder to find on the larger denomination bills. - o I have noticed more ads and articles recently relative to the'- red and blue OPA tokens for World War n. These appear to be relatively common. They have two letters on them which indicates the series. Several of these appear to be quite scarce and I have seen ads offering certain letter combinations from $2 to $6 in the red. There must be at least 25 combinations available. 100 Do Honor, Silver Wedding, Clarence Diers About 100 relative sand friends attended the open house at the St. John's hall in Bancroft honoring Mr. and Mrs. Larence Diers on their silver wedding anniversary. Sponsoring the event were the sons and daughters of the couple, Beverly (Mrs. Clifford Curtis) of Ottosen, Marie of Fairmont, Duane, Gerald, Bonnie and Patricia at home. Sp5 Donald was unable to attend as he is in the service in Germany. The attendants, Mrs. Orville Farrow and Eugene Jandl, as well as the parents of Mrs. Diers, Mr. and Mrs. A. Jandl attended. Bonnie and Patricia had charge of the guest book. Beverly and Marie opened gifts. Mrs. Hanford Brock, sister ofMrs.Diers, poured coffee. Mrs. Lee Olson and Mrs. Jule Cink cut the cake. Mrs. Bill Ross and Mrs. George Diers served the ice cream. Mrs. Richard Trunkhill and Mrs. Jack Trunkhill served punch. The couple received many nice and lasting gifts. Neighbors, Mrs. Byron Hauge, • Mrs. Ralph Cayler, Mrs. Joe Kemna and Mrs, Lenard Hatten were kitchen hostesses, Films Of World Series, Jan. 29, At Bancroft The World Series films of 1964 and 1965 will be shown at Bancroft next Saturday, Jan. 29, for the children at 1:15 p, m. and for adults at 3 p. m. in the Bancroft American Legion clubrooms, The films are in color and there will be no admission charge. Everyone is welcome, says the Bancroft Legion committee, Algona Wi Host IKounty Cancer Group Algona will be host to key area leaders for the 1966 Crusade for funds of 13 chapters of the American Cancer Society Jan. 28 at Charlie's Supper Club, with Mrs. Lester Lease of Wesley and Joyce Hayden, Kossuth county health nurse, in charge of registrations, which will start at 9:30 a. m. Coffee will be served then. The welcome and introductions at 10 a, m. will be presented by Mrs. Theodore Hoover, Jr., Titonka, chairman of the South Kossuth Chapter, and Frances Anderson of Estherville, field representative. Mrs. Lyle R. (Bud) Anderson of Algona will be Crusade chairman for South Kossuth. Chairman of the North Kossuth Chapter is Mrs. Jack Van Norman of Swea City, and their Crusade Chairman is Mrs. Richard Chipman of Bancroft. "The purpose of the meeting," Mrs. Hoover said, "is to review plans for an extensive Tell Your Neighbor education and fund raising effort in April, which will involve a task force of more than 45,000 Iowa volunteers." Theme of the meeting will be "The Climate is Hope," and in addition to education and infor- mations talks and films, featured will be films on research and smoking. Iowa's 1966 Crusade Chairman is R. M. Kretzschmar, M. D., Iowa City. He is an associate professor in obstetrics and gynecology in the college of medicine at State University of Iowa. He plans to participate in the day's program or will send a representative. The physician's speech will start at about 2:40 p. m., and the meeting is expected to conclude at 3 p. m. The 12 counties who will participate include Calhoun, Dickinson, Emmet, Hancock, Humboldt, Kossuth, Palo Alto, Pocahontas, Webster, Winnebago, Worth, and Wright. Grandgenett, Rahe Wed At Bancroft BANCROFT-Darlene Grandgenett and Lawrence Rahe were married In a double rlngr ceremony Jan. 8 at St. John's catholic Church In Bancroft. The 10 a.m. nuptial mass was performed by the Rev. J.H. Schultes. A dinner-reception followed in the Legion ballroom. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Grand- • genett and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Rahe, all of Bancroft. Attending the bride were Patty Weydert as maid of honor and Tracy Hlggins as bridesmaid. Gerald Rahe was best man and the groomsman was Duane Grandgenett. The bride Is employed at First National Bank of Fairmont and the .groom Is in the Naval Air Reserve. EXPERTS CORN • SOYBEAN CLINIC Come To ALGONA V.F.W. 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