The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 28, 1966 · Page 10
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, April 28, 1966
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2-Algona (la.) Upper Dei Molnei thuriday, April 58, 1966 •i^.—•••^—^—^ J ^_^ J ^_^^^ J ___ J _ J "-^-fr^-i-h r-infr^j-. iLti. ..-it t--- -•- -. —-i-i ---r jjOj^jjgj^imj^a^j^^jg^^att^^^jj^^jjI^^^^^^^l^^^j^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^M^^^^^^^^^^^M^ FROM THE ATTIC... ... TO THE VAULT OW Hobby - And Your Neighbor's) •y Dtek Palmer This is not a blue Monday column, but it is a tired one at the time written. The physical demands of a two-day coin show really catch up with you the next day. I very much enjoyed my weekend outing to Storm Lake. I didn't feel favorably inclined to an early morning drive nor to two round trips so I went over Friday and stayed until the end of the show Sunday. My first act after getting settled was to locate the armory which was Just a few blocks from the motel. This was a fortunate visit as the Buena Vista Coin Club members were quite busy putting the finishing touches on the area, so I had the opportunity to do some unloading in advance of the rush. Few visitors realize the time and effort that goes into a coin show. I will wager that a few of the sponsors had a tired Monday as well. - o The Storm Lake armory was an excellent setting with plenty of light and more than adequate room. About 16 dealers were present with one or two tables. There were center tables for exhibits and some extra tables as well. I hadn't planned to exhibit, but there was room and my tables were overcrowded so I put up some of my "Pd rather not sell" items. Best of Show award was won by a a very colorful showing of world proof sets, including the seldom seen 2, 5 and 10 Kr. Iceland commemorating the 1000th anniversary of the Althing. Certainly the collection was most impressive and represented considerable investment and technical value, but I wonder. With adequate funds, nearly all the items would be available through the trade and the exhibit itself involved no particular imagination. The sets were simply displayed in their cases inside of a large glass case. A lot of the material included the very recent sets that have been so high priced for the U. S. market, the resale market for same being rather unstable. For example, a young man made the rounds of the entire show trying to sell a recent French proof set for the original issue price of $10. There were no takers and that Includes me. Face value of the set would have been about $3.20. The coins were not actual proofs as we use the term and I did notseethatthe 10 fr. was much more attractive than the uncirculated specimen I had in my book. At least in this section of the country, I think the dealers are well aware of the market realities. Collector demand just will not sustain such markups over face and when dealers won't buy it it means that either the demand is not there or the existing stocks are more than adequate to handle it. Well, my point is: was this expensive exhibit really the best of the show? On the other side of the table, there was an interesting and imaginative display using the Civil War theme. In fact, I did a double take on this one as it contained two of my frames which were sold last year at Spencer. Leaving these frames out of it, however, the cases dealt with the numerous trade tokens used in lieu of small change. One frame contained a token for many of the metals used in their production. A second frame had single tokens mounted on large stars for each of the 23 states that had concerns using them. Iowa was represented by Lansing. A third frame contained two or more specimens from various states to show some of the variety. In general, the display contained adequate information for vintelligent viewing though I think the towns' might well have been identified as this was not always readily apparent. Except for value, this display topped the other in imagination, education, and some of the individual tokens likely would have been harder to locate than most of the sets in the winning display. I might also add that everything there was a legitimate issue with a monetary purpose. I am not sure if I were the judge how I would have voted. On a point system that would weigh all the factors in a good exhibit, it certainly would have been close. ,1 fear that we all tend to overstress the value factor. - o Attendance was rather limited particularly on Saturday but this gave everyone a chance to get acquainted and look over stocks. I very much enjoyed meeting a young man, one of the dealer's sons, who was interested in Queen Elizabeth and was working on an exhibit in her honor. I predict that this young gentleman will have many prize winners on many themes in the years to come. Another dealer's heir very proudly displayed a set of Canadian bills from $1 to $20 mounted in plastic with each bill having the same serial number. He now owns a display item that stands in a class by itself. It would rate a place with the rarest of coins based on the difficulty of duplication. - o The Buena Vista Coin Club did a fine job and certainly nothing was lacking in their efforts to put on a fine show and to provide the best of facilities for the visiting dealers. I may not get there again in a dealer capacity but a visitor I shall be. Wesley C.D.A. Mother-Daughter Dinner Held WESLEY - TheC. D. A. Mother -Daughter banquet was held April 21 in the St. Patrick's parish hall in Britt and it was served by a guild circle of Britt. 134 Wesley C. D. A.' s and their guests attended. The Wesley officers were in charge of entertainment which was presented after the the banquet and it was opened by group singing of "Mother, Mother," and "How Do You Do?" The welcome was given by the vice grand Regent, Stacla Richts- meierj.and the program announnn- ments by the Grand Regent, Margaret Root. Marian Youngwirth gave the tribute to daughters and her daughter, Deborah gave the tribute to Mothers. Margaret Lickteig played piano solo, Wendy Lickteig gave a reading, Mary Oesterreicher read a poem which was written by Dorothy Martinek; Mary Jo Becker sang a solo; LaVonne Studer gave a reading; Sue Nelson a piano solo and talks were given by Father Phillips, Father Ruba and Father Zeiman. Father Kane was also a guest. - o - GUILD MEETING St. Josephs Guild held their regular meeting April 19 in the parish hall. J. L. Claude of Algona, manager of the Northwestern Bell Telephone Co., showed slides of the new D.D.D. dialing, gave an explanation of the new system and answered many questions. Mrs. Ervin Ulses of Burt, president of the northeast D. C. C. W. Deanery, was guest speaker. Mildred Arndorfer, Maud Studer, Erma Kunz and Hazel T Be Sure To Attend TIETZ Construction Co.'s MODEL HOME OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY & SUNDAY April 30 - May 1 WE ARE PROUD TO HAVE FURNISHED THE MATERIAL AND LABOR ON THE FOLLOWING ITEMS: TABLE TOP COVERINGS * FLOOR COVERINGS • CERAMIC TILE ^^^^V ^^^^^^W ^^^^^ ^HH^^ ^JdlP M|B i^^BI^ WPWBMP^BpHB BBdP WHBF IHHW ^BHH^ wHi^^^w CRAPY PHILLIPS CLARENCE MACUM&ER WILLARD ZEIGLiR James Guffey, et al, Refund. 30.00 SOCIAL SECURITY FUND Iowa Emp. Sec. Comm., Tax 1,383.70 Iowa Pub. Emp. Ret. Sys., Tax 1,153.26 A contract for engineering services with Buell & Winter, Sioux City, Iowa, to bring the distribution system survey and report up to date, wad approved and accepted. Next meeting date was set for May 2, 1966, at 7:30 o'clock P.M. Meeting adjourned. /s/ Ira Kohl Secretary /s/ Allen K. Buchanan President of the Board "You .aren't fooling me — that's the left-over lamb roast!" Studer gave reports on the D. C. C. W. Laura Klein, Guild treasurer reported that $260 had been realized from the Easter dance that was held at Duncan. Circle 3 held a country store and they served lunch. Dorothy Martinek and .Helen (David) Youngwirth are chairmen of that circle. Janice.Cink|s name was drawn for the door prize. Father Phillips answered questions from the question box. - o Jack Lickteig of Omaha, Nebr., called on his cousin, John Lickteig, Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Richts- meler and Mrs. Jo Meurer spent Wednesday and Thursday at Lohrville where the Richts- meiers visited their daughter and •'wily, the Paul Schmidts and Mrs. Meurervisitedherdaughter and family, the Don Vogels. Bob Richtsmeier of Lincoln, Nebr. spent the April 24 weekend with his parents, the A. N. Richtsmeiers. He is employed in the office of the Nebraska State Highway Commission. Mrs. L. T. Root, C. D. A. grand regent, and Mrs. Herman Bode, district deputy, attended the 27th biennial state convention of the C. D. A.'s at Sioux City, April 22-24. Burrell Lease of New York City came Tuesday to see his mother, Mrs. .V.eva Lease, ^hfil is ill in the Good .Samaritan Home, Algona. Debbie Lickteig observed her 13th birthday Wednesday, entertaining several girl friends that evening in her parental Jack Lickteig home. Mr. and Mrs. Victor Atencio and family of Denver, Colo, came April 18 for a visit in the parental Goetz home and to attend the April 23 wedding of Mrs. Antencio's sister, Elaine Goetz, to Glennis Amber in St. Joseph's Catholic church. Wesley Homemakers met Tuesday with Mrs. Joe Goetz. Mrs. George Lickteig was assistant hostess, Mrs. Bolenus gave the lesson, cooking for one • or two. "'.'-'• Municipal Utilities A meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Algona Municipal Utilities was held in the City Hall, City of Algona, Iowa, April 15, 1966, at 12:01 o'clock P. M. Present were Buchanan, Harmes, T. James Palmer, Supt., and Ira Kohl, Sec. The minutes of the meeting of April 4, 1966, were read and approved. Motion by Buchanan, seconded by Harmes, that the vouchers payable be approved and authorized paid as audited. Roll call, voting "Aye", Buchanan and Harmas. Voting "Nay", none. Motion carried. LIGHT FUND Iowa Emp. Sec. Comm,, Tax 1,095.96 Iowa Publ, Emp. Ret. Sys., Tax 913,12 Postmaster, Postage 78.04 Payroll, Payroll 1,767.23 Paul Newsome, Salary 209.28 Milo Kollasch, Salary 212.97 Duane Hanna, Salary 149.54 Larry Olson, Salary .' 173.81 Milton O. Bilyeu, Labor 277.06 Wilbur E. Bruner, Labor 200.67 Brian Rike, Labor 168.13 Charles Volk, Labor 148.40 Iowa State Bank, Tax 432.70 Treasurer, State of Iowa, Tax 62.52 Soc. Sec, Fund, Soc, Sec. Tax 340.32 Ricklefs Insurance, Insurance 51.67 Sinclair Ref. Co., Fuel Oil 1,643.82 Treasurer of the State, Sales Tax 503.53 Treasurer of the State, Use Tax 28.77 WATER FUND Iowa Emp, Sec. Comm., Tax 288.18 Iowa pub. Emp. Ret. Sys., Tax. , 240.15 Payroll, Payroll - 436.14 Walter Peterson, Labor 222.83 Maurice Krebsbach, Labor 171.00 John Wood, Labor 154.25 Ricklefs Insurance, Insurance 9.31 Iowa State Bank, Tax 102.70 Treasurer, State of Iowa, Tax 11.22 Soc. Sec. Fund, Soc. Sec. Tax 73.63 State Hyg. Lab., Service 44.00 No. Cent. Pub. Ser., Gas 82.48 Treasurer of the State, Sales Tax. . .' 378.58 DEPOSIT FUND WE ARE PROUD... ... OF OUR PART IN MAKING THIS MODEL HOME BEAUTIFUL! ARE YOU CONSIDERING ANY OF THE FOLLOWING WORK FOR YOUR HOME? OUTSIDE AND INSIDE DECORATING DRY WALL FINISHING CABINET AND WOODWORK FINISHING IF SO, CONTACT: K&W DECORATORS DEAN KIENITZ Phone 3151 BANCROFT BERT WERMERS Phone 924-3348 BURT •% If •• '••••'• ««'• *•• ' ' • • '"•' -••• Do You Ever Wonder. 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