The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 10, 1966 · Page 11
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(la.) uj>p*r DM Moln*t Thurittey, fcbruory to, 1966 FROM THE ATTIC . . . ... TO THE VAULT (V«ur Hebby - An4 Ytvr N«l«hbor'.) ly Dick Polmtr I don't know how this typing is going to turn out. This was written during the period when zero would have been considered a heat wave and the valiant efforts ol the furnace still leave much to be desired. Unfortunately, my column writing room has a northern exposure, but if I move, then I risk sacrificing the mood. - o - Several Items have appeared lately in the coin press that bring forth renewed discussion on the law of supply and demand. First, there Is the estate In California that holds more than 30,000 California commemorative half dollars. The total mintage of this coin was a bit over 100,000. With so many in one hoard, and 1 wonder just how they were accumulated and at what price, the coin has been selling for around $20. The question now Is Just how will this new supply effect the market. If, with some 70,000 potentially available, tho the actual market supply certainly would be considerably less, the price is $20, then doubling the supply would certainly push the price would be at least $10 and likely less, Needless to say, this reduces the value of those currently held and purchased at the current price. My suggestion would be to offer the coin at $10 for a period of six months with the firm guarantee that at the end of that period the remaining stock would be marked to take the coins out of the uncirculated class, The stock could then be disposed of as marred specimens at a filler price. Most serious collectors of commemorative halves want uncirculated, or nearly so. This method would establish the effective market at the $10 level and remove the threat of the remaining hoard from It. - o - A bank in Michigan Is disposing of a coin hoard used as collateral on a loan. A single customer accumulated this material and here you can see some aspects of the late coin shortage. Only a portion of his holdings were listed in the first ad. I noted the availability of 50 rolls of 1955S cents circulated and another 50 rolls uncirculated. Here from just one hoard is a supply of 5,000 cents divided between the two conditions, enough to meet the actual collecting demands of 5,000 collectors who THURS. thru SAT. FEBRUARY 10-12 2 BIG EXCITING FEATURES ! ALGONA INDIAN ARROWS MEET CAVALRY RIFLES AT OUSTER'S LAST STAND! CINEMASCOPE | COLUMBIA COLOR] JOSEPH COTTON DARREN McGAVIN PHILIP CAREY THE GREAT JOHN FORD who brought you "The Informer" and "The Quiet One" now adds his magic touch to A GREAT NEW MOVIE! Rod Taylor JOHNJORD -YOUMG- CASSIDY A film based on tho turbufont lift of Sf»n Q'Casny SAT., FEB. 12 ALGONA DOORS OPEN 10:30 - SHOW STARTS 11 sOO P.M. TWIN TERROR SHOW! She Turns Living Screaming Flesh Into Silent Stone! PETRIFYING COLOR! TECHNICOLOR! TECHNISCOPEP All SEATS - $1.00 Bort Lancaster in "the train" itafti Sunday at the Algona theatre Hurt Lancaster starts In "The Train." opening Sunday at the Algonn Theatre, through United Artists release. He portrays a I'rcnch resistance fighter in the adventure drama, directed by John Frankenhclmer. Paul Scofleld and Jeanne Moreau co-star In the thriller about a successful attempt to prevent the Nails from removing a tralnload of priceless loot from PnrJs to Germany In thr Inst dnys nf the Occuptlon. now lack the coin. If this much Is available from just one source, is this coin actually worth from 50 to 85 cents per specimen? The 1960 Philadelphia cent had a lower mintage figure than the 1960 Denver. This individual put aside 200 rolls of uncirculated Delivers and 1250 rolls of the Philadelphia. Here is a ratio of 6 to 1. When one looks to the future, it isn't the total mintage that determines the value of a coin but the amount saved. I wonder if the 1960P is really any scarcer than the Denver and I wonder if either one is worth anything. In cents from 1959 to 1964, excluding the 1964D, this lot contains no less than 5,650 rolls of uncirculated. The bank price on the 1960P is $1.05 a roll. - o The annual set from the Netherlands for winter help charity is a delightful collection of drawings done by children. This year, they also issued two of the values in a special sheet rather oddly arranged with six of the stamps on the side and the other six in the normal facing format. In case you may have forgotten my previous references, these are called semi- postals because in addition to the postal value, the purchaser pays an added surtax for the charity. The plus fee is usually in smaller numerals. The value 18 plus 12 means that the stamp can be used for 18 cents worth of postage but you pay 30 cents for it, the remaining 12 going to the designated charity. These sets have always been popular and foreign purchases give a nice boost to the fund. They are usually scarcer than mint tho the price is about the same. Generally postal validity is limited to a year. Like the Swiss, the Dutch postal agency uses meters on the forwarding cover but always encloses lightly cancelled stamps usually of the type just issued to represent the postal charge. THURSDAY thru SATURDAY "Great Sioux Massacre" 7:30 only. "Young Cassidy" 9:10 only. SATURDAY - "Tarzan Goes To India" 6 cartoons at 10:00 a. m. and 1:30 p. m. SATURDAY midnight Show starting at 11:15 p. m. "GORGON" and "THE SKULL", SUNDAY - "The Train" 1;304:00-6:30-9:15. MONDAY thru WEDNESDAY "The Train," 7:00 and 9:30. I guess that it is generally conceded that those things commonplace to you often go unappreciated. I noted a comment by a hobby columnist in Canada on the poor quality i. e. color and design of their paper currency. Yet, among collectors here, in crisp condition the Canadian $5 bill with its rushing water scene in deep blue is considered one of the world's finest bills. The $10 bill Is highly regarded as well. The paper currency of both Canada and the United States has a proud heritage of the very finest In engraving art, one of the reasons that collecting interest is rapidly increasing. Wed 49 Years, Honor Couple Al Whittemore WHITTEMORE - Mr. andMrs. William Fandel celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary. In honor of the occasion, their children visited them Monday night and enjoyed an evening of cards. Present were Mr. and Mrs. Ronand Conley and Patty of Mason City, Mr. and Mrs. Vic Youngwirth, Wesley, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Conlon and Illene Fandel, Emmetsburg, Rev. James Fandel of Lake City, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Fandel and Mr. andMrs. Vern Bormann and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Steier of here. - o - IS PROMOTED Mrs. Marie Hogan of Whittemore recently received a letter from her daughter, Mary Rae, that Mary Rae's husband, Robert C. Hentges, former Algona resident, has been promoted to the rank of Captain In the U. S. Air Force. Capt. Hentges with his wife and children, Jina, 5, Jeffrey, 4, and Teresa, 18 months, have been in Japan since May 1964. Capt. Hentges is assigned as a communication intelligence officer in the 5th Air Force Headquarters Fuchu Air Station which is located near Tokyo, Japan. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Martin Zimmerman, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Zimmerman and Mr. andMrs. Wayne Bell attended the twenty-fifth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Fort Dodge Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Farrell and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Foley returned home Tuesday night, from their trip in California and other western states. Enroute home they visited their brother, Guy Farrell, who was a patient ATTENTION KIDDIES! ALGONA SAT,, FEB. 12 at 10 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. MGM^.SYWEINTRAUB **.,,, GOES TO INDIA iOCKMAHONEY and Ml, Tin Elephant BOJ witkfiUCNDM, King of the Elephants ~™ "^™^^^^^^^^MBW^"^W|Wwf*• *. v W - * _____ PLUS 6 COLOR CARTOONS Admission With Approved Dental Cprd Tickets are available at oll'nnrii^;^..,.: n 0 «»i,. i uentists In Tickets Otherwise - Regular Admission ATTEND THE MORNING SHOW ?OR B| T f E R in University hospital, lowaClty, and their sister, Sister Mary Celine at Fairbanks, and at the home of Mr. and Mrs, Denny Farrell, Iowa City. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Besch and Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Gerber left Sunday for Des Molnes to attend the Farmers Grain Dealers Convention. Mrs. Lucy Besch, mother of Joseph, stayed at the Besch home during their stay in Des Moines. Others who attended the convention were Mr. and Mrs. Larry Twedt, Mr, and Mrs. Lawrence Klrsch, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bormann and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Steler. Mr. and Mrs. Lorenz Gade and Paul, accompanied by Mrs. Anna Wehrspan, mother of Mrs. Gade, drove to Union city, Okla. where they visited Mrs. Wehrspan's brother, Ralph Pat- sack, and her sister, Mrs. Mike Boevers. Mrs. Wehrspan will celebrate her 90th birthday March 11 and Is very active and able to take care of her home and also enjoys a good game of cards and Is a member of the Southslde 500 club. Eileen and Micky O'Brien spent the weekend with their parents, Mr. .and Mrs. Edmund O'Brien. Both are students in St. Catherine College at Omaha. SUN. thru WED. FEBRUARY 13-16 ALGONA CONTINUOUS SUNDAY FROM 1*30 P.M. JULES BRICKCN prtstn ZBURT LANCASTER In JOHN FRMKfNHCIMCR'S 7H!= TRAIN Cfr I tarring PAIN QPHFIFI H *" h MICHEL SIMON • SUZANNE FLON and In the rolt I C A M M C MHRF Al I rMUL oUUrlLLU WOLFGANG PREISS • RICHARD MUNCH oichrmm. JL/AININL l v IUr\rlnU A GREAT TEAM! A NEW MODEL 1850 OLIVER TRACTOR EQUIPPED WITH ircsfone TREAD ABOVE — The new Oliver Row-Crop model 1850. pictured above, was delivered by JOE BRADLEY EQUIPMENT, last Thursday, to Herman Becker of Irvlngton. What did Mr. Becker sneclfy for his fine new tractor? FIRESTONE DEEP TREAD TRACTOR TIRES ... the finest equipment available, providing greater traction and maximum efficiency in his field work. On the front he also has the new, popular FIRESTONE flotation-type tires which enable an operator to keep his front end down low, on top of the ground, with reduced soil resistance, assuring full use of maximum power. JOE BRADLEY FIRESTONE welcomes a chance to talk over features of the FIRESTONE DEEP TREAD rears, and the FLOTATION TYPE front tires, for YOUR tractor. (In the picture, left to right, Walt Bradley who handled the Oliver sale, Denny Melster who saw that the new FIRESTONES were properly installed, and Herman Becker, the owner of the new equipment. FIRESTONE and OLIVER make a good team — you'll like them too ! BIG TIRE BIG TRACTORS 23-Angl. TRACTION BARS SUP-R-TUF RUBBER 42XHIQHER BARS DOUBLE SlOf WALLS ALL NEW I TRACTOR TIRE STEP-UP „ BAR SUPPORTS INACTION Trade Today CHOP URNS UUARANTEED BIG TIRE BIG TRACTORS e EXTRA THiAD PUBS SUPR-LON CORD BODY WIDER' FATTBR. TREAD M%Mf| rKr : %$i T- ; -^ra§2 ,r^iSl Joe Bradley Firestone Phone 295-2421, Algona South of Algona Hottl

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