The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 1, 1966 · Page 9
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Home-Grown High School Combo for face or within 10% of it. - o - It all started when Algona high recently put on an amateur show with acts from the student body. The four students pictured above decided to enter a combo, started from scratch with instruments and practice, and wound up taking first place honors After that they decided to really get down to business, have held regular practices, and improved their musical equipment considerably. They don't expect to be called by Ed Sullivan for a Sunday night appearance, but they have been contacted from several sources to play various engagements. Left to right, above, are Larry Scobba, bass guitar, Bill Deal, drums, Daryl Johnson, lead guitar, and Steve Waller, electric organ. All are juniors at AHS except Larry, and all have part- time jobs. The name they have selected, incidentally, is "The Titrations" .... the word is from chemistry, and means "to neutralize", so you see their education isn't being overlooked, either. (UDM foto) Ottosen Trinity Lutheran Church held annual meet OTTOSEN-Members of the Trinity Lutheran Church met Thursday night, January 20. for their annual business meeting. The Rev. Robert J. Le Mont led devotions and gave an annual report. Rjfporte were given by Oscar Oppedahl, treasurer^ Allan Watnem, financial secretary; Mrs. Carroll Olson, treasurer for the American Lutheran Church Women; Mrs. Charles Welter, Sunday School; and Mrs. Richard Klnseth, choir director. A student aid fund will be established for members of the congregation who go into full time church work. This fund will be foundation gifts and memorials. Mrs. Percy "Watnem, chairman of the constitution revision committee, recommended several changes, which were all approved. Also approved was the proposed budget. Officers elected are: Chester Alme, Deacon; Howard Thompson, trustee; Edwin Speich, financial secretary; Knut Oppedahl, head usher; Marvin Elling- -sofl, delegate to the Iowa District convention; Oliver Christiansen, alternate delegate; and Richard Kinseth, board member for the Ingham Lake Bible Camp. Re-elected were: Louis Jacobson, secretary; Oscar Oppedahl, treasurer; Mrs. Charles Welter, Sunday School Superintendent; and Mrs. Richard Kinseth, organist and choir director. Members elected to the nominating committee are: Darrel Jones; Dean Loos; and Leo Totte- berg. Following the meeting, a lunch was served in the church parlors. In view of the title of this column, you might assume that my attic would be barren collecting ground but somehow things do get overlooked. Of course, venturing to the attic isn't something to be undertaken lightly. In the winter, it is very cold, in the summer, very hot, and always there is the prospect of a sudden meeting between head and roof. Old clothes are also in order since a lot of labor is saved by allowing this area to remain in a "natural" state, a sort of vintage effect. At any rate, I noted an object that had the shape of a pitcher and felt like ceramic material. The coloring appeared to be green tho the exact shade was a mite obscure. Some soap and water turned up a rather attractive green and gold dressing table pitcher with the name and mark of Homer Laughlin plus the number 2357. Further investigation in the same area turned up an unmarked, large wash dish with much the same coloring so I assume they were used together. The wash dish is rather inconvenient for display but the pitcher has a place on a shelf. Another box produced assorted electrical odds and ends including some old time sockets. I am not a collector of such material but some were set aside in case I come across someone who is. I know there is another white china dresser wash set which is waiting to receive some attention so I must meditate about mounting another expedition. Meanwhile, how long has it been since you visited your attic? Certainly there are treasurers in heaven but you need not necessarily go all the happens when word gets out on a potentially small mintage. The 1955 half is priced in average circulated at $7.75 but the price for an uncirculated specimen is only $8.75. Very seldom on a coin of any value will you find that small a spread between these grades. Obviously the 1955 was generally hoarded when it first appeared though I suspect that a lot of the BU coins are actually about uncirculated. Indeed, finding one that has been circulated enough to merit a fine class might be difficult. The uncirculated grade is likely the more common. Six other dates and mints are more expensive than the 1955 in the top grade but the 1955 is twice as much as the next key in circulated. It seems to me that the price has been dropping as more supplies were released by the holders on the market. Buying an item in quantity on an alerted, rising market can be a risky investment. It is the item that nobody thinks is worth anything and hence nobody hoards that is likely to suddenly catch fire in later years. - o - The new 6 cent Franklin Roosevelt was issued in late January and Washington will have a new look on the 5 cent stamp starting 22 Feb. The advance notices indicate that excellent portraits have been chosen so, with the proper color, this could be an outstanding regular series. Certainly the 4 cent Lincoln is a fine production. This means that the old regulars will be obsolete and some of the higher values are by no means common in used condition and likely will not be stocked extensively in mint. However, for some reason, U. S. regular issues are very slow moving pricewise. The entire 1938 series can still be purchased particularly at auction for around ?0% over face. There are a lot of collectors that confine themselves to commemorative and interest abroad in our regulars would be extremely limited. Nevertheless, nice used copies of the odd values are not easy to get. The average citizen never sees let alone receive on his mail the $5 value. I presume that there is more extensive use of these and the special stamps in the East. It has always amazed me how cheap special delivery stamps are in cancelled condition and the 1940 16 cent special delivery air mail issue is normally priced at only 8 to 10 cents. You wouldn't think that the service was used that much. Mint copies are still plentiful selling at auction From Italy comes a partial reproduction of their 10,000 Lira note in the color of the original but with some' changes in the inscription on the face and an advertisement on the back instead of the normal design. Quite a fancy ad for a furniture store. Our laws prohibit the reproduction of our money in their color or the use of even black and white scale reproductions for any purpose. Apparently, the Italians do not consider such matters as particularly dangerous. Not many countries would be this liberal in the use of their monetary design but advertising in connection with stamps either on the labels or on the backs has been used in Germany, France, Italy, and New Zealand that I know of. Some collectors specialize in these interesting issues. Lu Verne Special Election The Lu Verne Town Council approved Thursday, January 20, 25-year nonexclusive franchise for the distribution of natural or artificial gas, or both, in the town of Lu Verne. This franchise was requested by the North Central Public Service Co. of Perry, Iowa. A special election will be held In Lu Verne, Tuesday, March 1, to decide whether or not the town of Lu Verne will pass the franchise adopted by the town council. The polling place for this election will be at the Town Hall. The polls will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. "Kossnth County's Favorite Newspaper" Clinic tells how to Boost Bean Yields "You lose about I 1 - bushels an acre for every inch you have to raise the cutter bar above ground level; and you have to raise the bar to get the combine through weedy rows," says Charles V. Simpson. Simpson is a director of the American Soybean Association and grows soybeans on his own Tetonka Farms at Waterville, Minnesota. He uses Amiben to control giant foxtail, pigweed, smartweed, velvet leaf and other noxious weeds. What's your weed problem? Low soybean yields? Shattering at harvest? Field losses? Dockage charges because of weed seed in the crop? Get sound advice about your particular problem. Meet the experts Feb. 9, at the V.F.W. Hall in Algona. Meeting starts at 9:00 a.m. Plenty of time for questions and answers. 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