The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 16, 1966 · Page 14
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 14

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 16, 1966
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14-Alflono, (la.) Upper Dflt MolnM THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 1966 The Post Office Department proved to be a model of efficiency as my supply of mint Sipex sheets arrived on May 25th, just one day after the arrival of the air mail first day covers. For the first day, I sent in some of the six cent airmail stamped envelopes that were issued at the time of the Fipex event. There really is no need for a cachet. Indeed there is no room. The sheet measures nearly 3 by 4 inches with the stamp cutout slightly larger than the normal perforated issue. Over all, it is a colorful, attractive item tho I do think some use might have been made of all the blank space on the right. There is plenty oi room here for another stamp or seal. I have some small U.S. flag seals that are attractive when placed on the right. This issue likely will never have much of a premium value unless the post office holds to its initial announced printing. The 5 cent face lends itself to large purchases. Of course, this is also the most used denomination so, if there is no price action, hoards will quickly move into normal postal use without discount. Past sheets such as the 15 cent Cipex issued in 1947 moved slowly as use was confined largely to parcel post shipments. It took about 17 years for this sheet to merit a premium from dealers and even now the markup over face is only 2 or 3 cents. Actually the most convenient way to use the new sheet is to cut out the stamp and I think we will be seeing a lot of letters from collectors with these large imperforated singles. Watch for them and you can tell which of your friends are inter- rested In stamps in case you don't already know. - o - In 1933, a special issue of currency was authorized for the Federal Reserve Banks. What was Involved was a relaxing of the 40%gold reserve requirement in favor of government bonds and commercial paper. The first notes were issued in March of 1933 and the last deliveries were in December. When we went off the gold standard, the issue was no longer necessary as the new regular Federal Reserve Notes had a more liberal legal backing. The issue is often confusing since the plates of the old National Notes were used. Thus the heading or title on the note is "National Currency" rather than the correct title. The series number also reads 1929 instead of the correct year. The seal is also brown instead of the usual Reserve green. Actually, the notes can be quickly identified by the name of the issuing Reserve Bank on the left. There are other differences as well. Collectors often do not recognize the note when they have it. At least the casual collector doesn't. They are well worth recognizing, however, as the number issued for nearly all notes in all denominations is quite small as currency issues go. The $5 note runs from just under 6 million for Chicago to mere 276,000 for St. Louis. In the $10 denomination, Dallas is the scarcest with 504,000 followed by Minneapolis with 588,000. St. Louis again takes the honors for the $20 with 444,000. The issue goes no higher than the $100. Only 36,000 $100 notes were printed for Dallas and an uncirculated specimen lists at $300. Three times face is a rather modest premium for an item this scarce which reflects the limited demand for high denomination notes. Uncirculated $5 list from 6 to 20 times face, the $10 range form 3.2 to 6.2 and the $20 from 2.5 to 4 times lace in uncirculated. This series would see a substantial jump with any significant increase in collector interest. Obtaining a full set in uncirculated for any given denomination would be quite an achievement. Certainly the number of such sets must be quite limited in potential. Remember this was a depression issue which precludes much hoarding. - o Representative H.R.Grosshas made the headlines lately on several points one of which was his reference to our new non- silver coins as "funny money". It is most difficult to put to rest the ancient purpose of coin in favor of the concept of money. Representative Gross in his comments did not contribute much enlightenment. Coins once were designed ?s a convenient and attractive means of exchanging bullion for other goods and services. As such, they were and were intended to be a good for barter rather than money. Trade, then, would be limited to the amount of bullion available. Such is not the purpose of our money. It merely stands for a good sold or a service performed and its value, in turn, is dependent on what it will buy. What the coin is made of is of no real economic significance. Showers Honor Three Brides At Titonka TITONKA - Lennice Bilsborough was Ipnored recently by two miscellaneous showers. On May 16, a shower was held at Fellowship Hall of the Titonka Methodist church. Corsages were presented to the honoree, the mothers and grandmothers. A varied program was presented with Mrs. Clark Miller acting as emcee. Assisting at the gift table were Mrs. Oliver Kardoes and Mrs. Ken Huisman. Cheryl Hansen, Gail Moore, Jeanette, Linda and Nancy Richards carried gifts. Mrs. Rallo Moore presided at the guest book. The serving table had a center piece of lavener and whatelilacs. Mrs. Merle Richards and Mrs. Ben Gruis poured. Hostesses included Mesdames: Bernard Phelps, Harold Harms, Harlan Harms, Wilbur Spear, Clark Miller, Rallo Moore, Harm Huisinga, Ted De Boer, Henry , Radamaker, Henry Van Hove, ''Art Bartlett, H. W. Ketzlnger, Gail Stoddard and Hazel Carroll. On June 4 an informal shower was held for 18 classmates and girl friends. Hostesses were Mrs. Oliver Kardoes and Mrs. Ken Huisman. Assisting at the gift table were Leann and Linda Gingrich. Miss Bilsborough became the bride of Herman Harms June 10. - o - FETE MISS EDEN A miscellaneous bridal shower was given May 28, with Sylvia Eden honoree. In charge of the guest book was Brenda Eden. Mr. Harold Gartner, emcee, presided at the program. Assisting Sylvia at the gift table were Kathleen Eden and Jolene Martin. Carrying gifts were Karen Eden, Verna Schutjer, Ardith 7,oeschen, Janelle Peterson and Rachael Eden. Mrs. Wilbur Peterson and Mrs. Magdalene Ortman, aunts of Sylvia, poured. Hostesses were Elida Brandt, Edna Eden, Florence Eden, Betty Gartner, Ton! Higgins, Lilah Keil, Marie Krantz, Doris Leeck, Ardith Loeschen, Beulah Nelson, Lottie Ringsdorf, Alice Rakow, Gertrude Richter, Doris Sathoff, Bonita Schmidt, Vera Schutjer, June Sparks, Hazell Stott, LeotaWalrod. and Hazel Willis. Miss Eden will be married to James Martin of Rock Island, HI. June 25. - o - SHOWER HONORS Phyllis Jenner was the honoree at a miscellaneous shower on the evening of June 7 at Titonka Methodist church Fellowship Hall. About 50 guests were present. Corsages were presented to Phyllis, her mother and mother of the future groom by Mrs. Lester Eden, who was also emcee for the program. Cheryl Walrod presided at the guest book and Brenda Eden handed each guest an appropriate favor as they registered. Assisting at the gift table were Mrs. Wendel Schutjer and Mrs, Fred Hoffman. Gift carriers were Barbara Yates, Rachael Eden and Deanna Schutjer. Mrs. Clyde Yates'\poured at the serving table, which' was decorated in blue and white. Hostesses included Mesdames Henry Radamaker, J. R. Schutjer, Lester Eden, Roy Walrod, Clarence Schutjer, Erwin Eden, Raymond Schutjer, Robert Ringsdorf and Allen Eden. Miss Jenner will marry Michael Nelson July 9. - o - Dr. and Mrs. H. H. Jenner and Phyllis were house guests of the Sophus Nelsons Tuesday and Wednesday. They are from Frankfurt, Ind. Kathleen Eden, daughter of the Erwin Eden's, student at Iowa State College at Ames has started summer's work at Benton County Exf Service, where she will be an Extension summer trainee at Vinton. Arlan Bilsborough of Sunnyvale, Cal. came by plane to attend his sister's wedding. He visited at his parental Maurice Bilsborough home from Friday until Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Ricks and family went to Iowa City Friday to attend graduation ceremonies when her brother, Dr. Bruce Reimers, graduated from College of Medicien. Dr. Reimers is a former resident of Algona and Corwlth. The Ricks' spent the week end in Des Moines visiting her mother, Mrs. Mabel Reimers, and sister's family, the Richard Websters. Mr. Ricks returned home on Sunday, and Mrs. Ricks and two boys remained to visit for a week in Des Moines. Good Hope Lutheran church completed Bible School Saturday. There were 91 children enrolled this year for the two-week course. Teachers this year Included Mrs. John Alke, Mrs. Viona Welhousen, Rose Stecker, Kristin Rakow, Sheryl Heesch, Mrs. Mark Iverson, Virginia Stecker, Mrs. Henry Stecker, Mrs. Kenneth Beal, Mrs. Edward Boyken, Susan Roberts, Phyllis Sachau, Mrs. George Roberts, Mrs. Lowell Bentley, Marvella Stecker, Mrs. Bonno Schutter, Rev. and Mrs. A. F. Gerstmann. Mrs. WilliamTJaden acted as substitute teacher. Pupils of Bible School sang at morning worship service on Sunday and a Fellowship hour was held after the service. Mrs. Everett Rippentrop and son of Denver, Colo, are visiting for a time at the parental J. J. Budlong Home. Mrs. Cleo Nelson Is visiting for several weeks with her sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Leland Meyer at Miami, Fla. Mr. and Mrs. David Ryder of Bel Alre, Texas, were recent weekend visitors with her mother, Mrs. Martha Boyken. To Spot Check Farms For ASCS Compliance Sixty-nine farmer elected town ship commltteemen of USDA's Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS) met recently at the Kossuth ASCS County Office to select farms at random for a spot check to determine that acreage and land use meet Feed Grain and Wheat Program requirements, announced R I Anderson, Chairman of the Kossuth ASC County Committee. "In the past the Township Committeemen checked acreage and land use on all participating farms," the Chairman continued. For the first time this year we are accepting farmer certification of acreage and land use for program purposes. Twenty- five percent of the farms including all farms of ASCS employees and committeemen are then checked to verify the certification," he said. Leo Bleich Of Wesley Dies; Rites Friday WESLEY - Leo BleiCh, 71, longtime resident of this area, died Tuesday at St. Ann, Algona. He succumbed to a heart condition. Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph's Catholic church here, with Rev. Nicholas Ruba officiating. Burial will be at the parish cemetery, with Blake Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers will be Lael Root, Martin Hamilton, David Klein, Will Koppen, G. M. Studer and Wilfred Loebig. There will be military rites at the cemetery. Leo Bleich, son of Mr. and Mrs. August Bleich, was born Oct. 14, 1894 at Lacon, HI. He married Marie Smith June 15, 1926 at Goodell. Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Lorraine (Mrs. Jerome Gallogly), West Des Moines, Lois (Mrs. Willis Bohn,), Belvedere, Cal., and Marjorie (Mrs. Jack Bohn), Palos Verdes Estates, Cal.; 13 grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. John Hauptman. Weslev. and Mrs. Martha (Albrecht, Rockwell city.) He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and a sister. Algona Men's Sister Dies In Chicago Word has been received here of the death in Chicago of Rena Wellendorf Kane, 61, sister of Lloyd and Merle Wellendorf, Algona. Mrs. Kane died June 8 after an illness of several months. She was buried Saturday at Tawas City, Mich. Mrs. Kane was born Dec. 25, 1904, in the home where Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Wellendorf now live. After graduation from the Algona schools, she was a Kossuth county rural school teacher for several years, until she moved to Chicago. She has made her home there ever since, except for a few years spent at Tawas City. She was married in 1952 to Samuel Kane, after which they lived in his home at Tawas City for a short time, after which they moved back to Chicago. They had planned to return after retirement to Tawas City. In addition to her husband and two brothers, Mrs. Kane is survived by a sister, Mrs. Leona Wellendorf Otter son of Silver Spring, Md., who was with her sister during the last three weeks of her illness. Poverty Survey For Area Start In July The annual meeting of the Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc., held Wednesday evening, MR. AND MRS. Wayne Smith Paul and Susan, went to Chicago Saturday where Paul has taken a position as an electrician. He was recently graduated from the Hamilton Business school. Paul is a grandson of the William Runcheys. MR. AND MRS. Wm. Runchey had Mrs. Eva Dewel and Mrs. Alice Clayton as afternoon and supper guests Sunday. DR. AND MRS. Ray Potter were visited Sunday by their son James and family of Nevada. He took the daughter Sue to a camp at the Okoboji's and the son Mike remained here for the week with his grandparents. MR. AND MRS. John Sires are again living in the house which was moved from 209 So. Thorington St. to West College St. During the process of moving, they stayed at the hotel. MRS. IRENE SPURGEON, sister of J. I. Merryman, has been at St. Ann hospital but was taken Tuesday to the new Good Samaritan Home. LANCE STEPHEN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Stephen of Ayrshire, visited his grandmother and aunt, Mrs. C. N. Robinson and Mildred this week. He has been at Iowa City where he is a student. MRS. C. N. ROBINSON, daughter Mildred, grandson Lance and sister Mrs. Pearl DeMuth of Milford are leaving soon for Tacoma, Wash., where they will visit with Mrs. Robinson's and Mrs. DeMuth's brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Rlckabaugh. DAVID REID flew here from Iowa City for a brief visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Reid. He is a journalism major at the University and has also recently auditioned for the Old Gold singing group. A FAMILY DINNER was held recently at the Merrill Sparks at Blue Earth, Minn. Present were Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Reid and sons and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schroeder, Lakota. The women are sisters. The Schroeders are considering moving to California where their children are located. They recently returned from a visit there of six months. MR. AND MRS. Frank Smith are at the University hospital where Mr. Smith is having some tests. LOUIS LYNK has returned from Iowa City where he had a check-up at the University hospital. MR. AND MRS. Wilbur Bruner and Mrs. Margaret Reid had as callers Monday evening Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bruner, Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Peterson and Mrs. Robert Cook of Gilmore City who were enroute home from Rochester, Minn., where they had gone to see Mary Katherine Bruner who had recent major surgery. MRS. MURL POTTER flew to Dallas, Tex., Monday, to be with her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Potter, to whom a daughter was recently born. Mrs. Potter will remain at Dallas for a time assisting with the household duties. SUSAN HEMMINGSEN, who Is In her first year of nurses train- Ing at St. Barnabas hospital, Minneapolis, has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Don Hemmlngsen. Later she will have a longer vacation. The daughter, Becky, is counselor In training at Spirit Lake. MR. AND MRS. Tim O'Brien are spending three weeks at Sterling and Elgin, HI. At Sterling they are visiting with their son- in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Thorpe, the latter of who has had recent major surgery. At Elgin they will visit with another son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. John Duffy. MRS. ANDREW HANSEN and Mrs. L. L. Rlter went to Orange City Tuesday to attend funeral services for J. G. Mouwn. MRS. A. A. Slater of Worthington, Minn., Is spending a few days this week with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Don Hemmlngsen. MRS. MILTON DAHL was visited Sunday by her son-in-law and daughter Mr. and Mrs. Merle Pratt, Pella, who had come to take home the two 1 younger children. MR. AND MRS. Bernard Morrall came from Armstrong Sunday, and took with them the former's mother, Mrs. Nancy Morrall to Bondurant where they visited with Mr. and Mrs. Joe Tufts. They also went to Ankeny for a visit. DR. AND MRS. Lyle Ellis are here from Hartford, Conn., to spend the summer with Mrs. Ellis' sister, Mrs. Frank Kohlhaas, DR. AND MRS. Dean Koob have purchased the Mrs. Beulah Richardson home on So. Minnesota street and will take possession near September. MR. AND MRS. Vallo Naudain and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Maland of Elmore, Minn., have been visited by Mrs. Eleanor Blong, San Gabriel, Calif. The women are sisters, nee Blanche, Zada and Eleanor Kenyon, respectively. JOAN POST Is attending summer school at Mason City working on a special degree. She plans to return to St. Joseph's School of Nursing at Sioux City this fall and resume her studies. MR. AND MRS. H. M. Honsbruch and Mrs. Elizabeth Post went to Minneapolis and St. Paul Sunday. The Honsbruchs went for Christmas buying at Minneapolis and Mrs. Post visited with her nephew and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Nick Waziwich at St. Paul. DEGREE OF Honor Carnation club will meet with Marie Scuf- fham Monday, June 20 at 8 p.m» Other committee members are Mabel Hargreaves and Mona Gregson. JUDGE G. W. STILLMAN, attorneys, H. W. Mllle'r and H. F. Fristedt spent last weekend at Iowa City, where they attended the 40th reunion of their class. MR. AND MRS. Gary Priebe have named their daughter, born at St. Ann hospital May 28, Cynthia Dawn. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Beryl Priebe. SPECIAL DAY COAST'S ALMOST ENDLESS ARRAY OF GIFTS FOR DAD S OF ALL AGES. COMPLETE LINE OF FISHING EQUIPMENT IN ALL PRICE RANGES EACH Garden Club Holds Annual Breakfast Here The annual Algona Garden Club breakfast, held at the Call Park shelter house, was attended by 22 members and four visitors, Mrs. Wm. Wyatt, Mrs. Munger, Mrs. Beryl Priebe and Helen Paetz. Hostesses for the breakfast were Mrs. Chas. Fox, Mrs. Emma Paetz and Mrs. C. L. Young. Mrs. Robert Bickert was program chairman and presented a discussion on history and culture of peonies. Mrs. Harley Troutman explained the program for the flower show at the Kossuth County Fair. Several unusual flower arrangements, made by Garden Club members, were on display. "Ifs Time To" was read by Mrs. Pannkuk. The July meeting will be at Mrs. Harley Troutmans with Mrs. Walter Boeckholtassisting. At Orientation Jo Ann Cox of Algona attended the summer orientation program, June 9 and 10, at Iowa State University, where she will enroll in science andhurrianUl&s. was June 8, at the Redwood Cafe in Emmetsburg. The ."Upper Des Moines" is the four-county organization of the Office of Economic Opportunity. It includes Emmet, Palo Alto, Pocahontas and Kossuth counties. The office is located above the Iowa Trust and Savings Bank in Emmetsburg. Peter Hart is the Program Director for the local office. The Committee hired Douglas C. Ford of Kingsley, Iowa as Assistant Program Director. He will assume his duties with the Upper Des Moines on July 1. He has attended Drake University, and his experience includes working as a recreational therapist with the Woodward State Hospital for the mentally retarded. He is son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Ford of Kingsley, Iowa, The following officers were elected from the Board of Directors: President, Mrs. Mary Pitcher, Ruthven; Vice- President, Richard B. Abel, Estherville; Secretary, T. M. Gleason, Gilmore City; Treasurer, Harry Naffziger of Lu Verne. John Mackey, Deputy Director of the O.E.O. of Iowa, was present at the meeting to explain his ideas concerning the survery that will be conducted in this four-county area beginning in July. A CLASSJHUU AD WILL GET FAST RESULTS Coleman LANTERN or STOVE YOUR CHOICE $1388 DELUXE AIR COOL CUSHIONS INSTALLED CHARCOAL 1 GRILLS AND UP COMPLETE LINE OF COOK-OUT EQUIPMENT Reg, $8.95 ICE CHEST AND JUG SET GREAT GIFT FOR DAP! Coast-To-Coast Store ALGONA ID WOLF, Owner PHONE 295-5432 ^ I

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