The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 23, 1966 · Page 10
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J-Afflena, (le.) Upper De* Mehet thunder?, Jun* 23, 1966 HM^^d|tt^^^M^^^g|^^^u^_^tt|j^^^«|^^^tajj^^^j|^^^^ttj^^^d|^^^A|j^^^w^^^Mg ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^B^^^^i^^^^^^^^^l^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ FROM THE ATTIC... ... TO THE VAULT (Your Hobby - And Your Neighbor'*) By Dick Palmar A final reminder that the Kossuth County Coin Club exhibit, action and bourse will be this Sunday at the K of C Hall from 9 until 6 with the auction starting at 3. There is no admittance charge. Chances will be sold for various door prizes, with the grand prize being a $10 gold piece. The auction has some very nice material with considerable variety. No other shows that I know of are scheduled for this area until fall. British Guinia has now become an independent member of the British Commonwealth and this tall, Bechuanaland in Southern Africa will become a free state. This will mean the start of various new stamp series, new coins and new currency. We would hope that both will be responsible and conservative in these issues. Bechuanaland Is a sparsely populated region with a very small white population. Commercial activity has always been quite limited. For the most part, stamps have a list value of used on par with mint but, in actuality, genuine used are quite elusive. Older covers are very seldom seen or offered. One of my prize post cards is a British postal overprinted for use in the protectorate. This card was used for a bank report. The card lists at only $2.50 used as opposed to 75 cents mint but it would indeed be a very difficult piece to locate. Collectors should always consider the remoteness and likely volume of mail in an area. Those with limited postal communications should be saved on the original cover if possible. Even if the card or envelope is somewhat ragged, such normal wear and tear is worth far more than the pristine specimens of those covers specially prepared by dealers or agents. The card was obtained at a coin show at a nominal price. rti '<« f M 0' —" "' ** * 7 " of price stability and monetary integrity. Leadership in this approach, I regret to say, has been notably lacking. Bancroft Man Is Chemistry Grad At Mankato State BANCROFT - Duane Grandgenett received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in chemistry at commencement exercises at Mankato State College, Friday, June 10. He will teach chemistry at the University of Iowa this fall while working toward his Master's degree in biology. His mother, Mrs. Henry Grandgenett of Bancroft, and sister, Mrs. Larry Rahe of Fairmont, attended the graduation exercises and spent the weekend at the Don and Duane Grandgenett homes. Howard and Donald Bolllg of Bancroft left Tuesday, June 15, for Highmore, So. Dak. where they attended the funeral of their uncle, Tom Smith, on Wednesday, June 16. Bancroft Foresters held a potluck dinner at the Bancroft city park on June 12. Included were the C. 0. F., W. C. 0. F. Boy Rangers and Girl Juveniles. Free ice cream and pop was furnished. Entertainment for the event included foot races and baseball. Miss Lynn Abdo, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Abdo of Mankato and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Verne Austin of Bancroft , has been a visitor in the Austin home. Her grandmother returned her to Mankato June 14. Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Bernhard were guests of their sons and wives, Mr. and Mrs. Phil Bernhard and Mr. and Mrs. Dave Bernhard, at dinner in Ft. Dodge •/Sunday, evening. They—later visited the Dave Bernhard home. Mrs. Cletus Miller and Linda of Whittemore and the Henry Irmiter family of Armstrong were Sunday callers at the home of Mrs. Clara Bollig in Bancroft. Mrs. Helene Kemna and Joanne and Mrs. Rosemary Dudding and family were afternoon and supper guests at the Matt Zeimet home In St. Joe, Sunday, June 12. James Nelson, son of Rev. and Mrs. A. W. Nelson of Bancroft, is a member of one of four musical groups representing Bob Jones University throughout the U. S. this summer. Mr. Nelson is a sophomore majoring in music education in the School of Education. The group consists of five young people, a male quartet and a speaker. Mr. Nelson sings bass in the vocal group. The St. John's Altar Society held their regular monthly meeting in St. John's hall on Tuesday afternoon, June 14. The Bancroft Legion Auxiliary met for their regular monthly meeting on June 14. Cards were played with Mrs. Chris Welp winning high, Mrs. Mary Lawrence, low, Mrs. Margaret Wolf, score closest to 1966 and Mrs. Ben Lampe, attendance prize. The ladies decided at the business meeting to place markers at the cemetery on Wed., June 22. Mrs. Ben Lampe and Mrs. William Wiskus attended a meet- Ing of the Portland Progress Club on Thursday, June 16, A picnic was held at the community hall in Portland twp. The Bancroft V. F. W. Auxiliary met for their monthly meeting at the home of Mrs. George Rahe. The annual pillow cleaning event will be held at the Gamble store in Bancroft July 9. Cards were played after the business meeting, with high prize going to Mrs. Leroy Schiltz, low prize to Mrs. Richard Menke and lucky prize to Mrs. GordonDelperdang. Sunday, June 12, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard McGuire, Jerry and Janice, and LaDonna Hatten took Mike McGuire to Mankato, where he enrolled Monday for the summer session at Minkato State College. The McGuires also visited Mr. and Mrs. Richard McGuire in Minkato. The North Kossuth Golf Course men held their weekly stag, Thursday, June 16. Dinner was served by the following committee members: Richard Underkofler, Bob Lensing and Delbert Ferguson. • .. The North Kossuth Golf Course For the rest of this column, I would like to digress as I occasionally do into a non-hobby matter. Recently, a high government official commented on the relationship betwen current average Social Security payments and the rising cost of living. I have always been pro-Social Security based on the original concept of the program, but 1 am wondering if the original concept has not somehow been lost in current discussion. Social Security was intended to provide a basic foundation for retirement income, but was never Intended to be in itself full and sufficient. With the addition of the medical program, the Social Security contribution from employee and employer is already substantial and, under current law, is scheduled to become larger in order to take care of existing obligations. Those already retired are being robbed by the current rate of inflation and something should be done, but I would question the quick conclusion that the payment should be upped to meet the costs. Should not our attention be turned to bringing the costs down to fit the payment? I submit that the proposed action will solve nothing. Rather it will merely contribute to the problem, for the proposal is in Itself inflationary. Workers, particularly young ones with homes to buy and children to educate, think of income in terms of take home pay. The fact that eventually they will receive the rewards of their current contributions plus the employer's share does not help them to meet current economic demands. They will then demand wage increases to compensate for the extra withdrawals. It is also well to note that the employer's share on his books is a labor expense and it must be reflected in the ultimate price. The employer In effect pays nothing. It is the consuming public who pays. Changes in the percentage or the base may not seem large from an individual standpoint but, when added up for the entire labor force of an industry, the aggregate would be considerable. All of this would tend to contribute to another general price rise, thus again making the new average payment obsolete. We hear much about toe wage-price spiral. There is the Social Security spiral as well. In meeting our obligations to our senior citizens and to our nation as well, we would do better to turn our attention to the attainment of higher degree For our homes... our abundance our freedom... our faith... let us be thankful! Anticipated Earning Rate EFFECTIVE JULY 1st, 1966 Home Federal Savings & Loan Assn. All Accounts Fully Insured to $10,000 Save from the 15th—Earn from the 1st 5INCE 1917 — ALGONA, IOWA All Savings Accounts insured up to 910.000 by Hie Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation of Washington. 1). (•. ladies held their weekly Ladles Day, June 15. The committee for morning coffee and rolls consisted of Mrs. Francis Schiltz and Mrs. Sara Welp. The committee for afternoon bridge was Mrs. A. J. Berens and Mrs. Dorcas McNertney. Carl Mogenson of Bancroft has been a patient in the Veterans hospital in Des Moines for one week. He expects to have surgery in the near future. Mrs. Palmer Jensen, Mrs. Francis Foth and Mrs. Leander Vaske accompanied St. John's band to the Mison City Bind Festival where they served as chaperones. Mrs. Palmer Jensen will spend Wednesday and Thursday, June 22 and 23 in Iowa City where she will undergo a complete check-up. Mr. and Mrs. Leo Crawford, former Bancroft residents who now live in New Berlin, fll., were supper guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Kayser of Bancroft on June 15. They also visited the Mike Schrandt home for dinner, Sharon Crawford has spent several days visiting Nancy Vaske, daughter of the Marvin Vaskes of Bancroft. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Wollner took their daughter Anne to Cedar Falls on Sunday, June 14, where she enrolled Monday for the summer session at the State College of Iowa. She plans to make teaching her career. Word was received Friday of the death of Mrs. Frank Versluis, sister of Mrs. Wm. Rustemeirof Bancroft. Mrs. Versluis died Friday morning at the Spirit Lake hospital. Lawngrass For lawns having only average attention, a mixture of grasses, or a type having some hereditary diversity, usually performs better. A blend of Ken- lucky bluegrass varieties, or bluegrass mixed with fine fes- cues, works out well over most of the country. * « * Going tip India, which already represents one-seventh of the human race, Is Increasing in population by nearly one million inhabitants every month. Experts say the population explosion will not only continue, but will expand. Within the next five years, India's population will be near the 550 million mark. * * * Stormy World Some 1,800 thunderstorms are raging somewhere in the world at any given moment. Only the polar regions are exempt from thunderstorm activity- Arnold Gerdis Wins Insurance Convention Trii by Ms wile. Aiuie qualified for attendance through outstanding sales production otef a 15-month period and will receive special recognition from Company President George E. Hatmakef at the Convention. WESLEY By Mrs. Viola Studer ARNOLD GERDIS Arnold R. Gerdis, District Manager in Algona for the Franklin Life Insurance Company, Springfield, Illinois, will attend the Compan's 1966 Agency Convention at Colorado Springs, Colorado, on July 47. He will be accompanied Mrs. R. C. Bauer received birthday greetings from her daughter, Marlene, now Mrs. Will Clements of Clement, Calif. June 10. Mrs, Bauer was honored that afternoon by a surprise birthday party arranged by her daughter, Mrs. Ruth Mary Hrubes and by her daughter-in-law, Mrs. John Bauer. Guests were members of her auction bridge club, Minnie Frimml entertained her auction bridge club Wednesday. Mrs. R. C. Bauer will be hostess to the ladies June 30. Twenty-nine young folks began June 6 on a 6-week driving training course given by Ed Burton of Crystal Lake. Classes are at the public school each Tuesday and Thursday from 8 to 10 a. m. Vivian Pommer began work recently to Martin Hamilton's Youth Center. She is a daughter of the Henty Pommers and has completed her third year at Iowa State University, Ames. Judy Dusold, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Dusold of Mason City, began work last week to Al's Lounge. She recently graduated from Newman high school, Mason City. She lives with her grandmother, Mrs. Laura Richter. Mr. and Mrs. Lester Larson and two grandchildren, Barbara and Diane Larson, spent the June 12 weekend in Creston, HI., where they attended the golden wedding anniversary of cousins, Mr, and Mrs. Bert Byro. Enroute home, they visited Mrs. Larson's brother, Orin Byro, Goldfield, a patient in Lutheran hospital, Ft. Dodge, He is recovering from a coronary attack, Mr. and Mrs, Ray Steven and Ray will attend the golden wedding anniversary of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Steven of Algona June 26. NEED OFFICE SUPPLIES? We have them. Upper Des Molnea Pub. Co., Algona. AROUND THE TOWN & COUNTRY NEIGHBORS Joe Bradley Equipment, pictured above, is your complete headquarters for farm machinery, Firestone passenger, truck and tractor tires, farm and commerical truck and machinery repair, plus many top lines, such as Gehl, Firestone, Oliver, GMC, Massey Harris, Butler Bins, Winpower, Speedy, Continental Belton Co., Meyer Elevator, Allis-Chalmers parts and others. The firm is located just south of the Algona Hotel, where you will find a complete up-to- date machinery and truck repair shop. A new building has been completed as well as many other improvements made. You will find them ready to service any and all of the equipment sold and friendly service is always found. Fred Harms Of Garfield Twp. Fred Harms of Garfield township, pictured here, farms 200 acres of land on the home place. When we say "home place" we refer to the fact that Fred was born on the place, <*grew up there, and lives on it with Ms mother, now 89 years of age, Mrs. Catherine Harms, and his sister, Katie Harms. His father passed away in 1937, and Fred Jr., then 13 years of age, had to quit school and go to work on the farm taking his father'splace- Algonq Implement Co. Your Friendly International Harvester Dealer FARM EQUIPMENT MOTOR TRUCKS Salei & Service Phone 293-3M1 ALGONA and he's been at it ever since. Farming is grain, and the feeding of cattle and hogs. Two brothers also live within two miles of the home place, Ervin and Julius Harms, and Fred has two sisters also, Mrs. George Wichtendahl of Whittemore, and Dora Block of West Bend, When he gets the chance, Fred enjoys fishing. He is a member of the congregation of the Peace Lutheran church of West Bend. Buscher Brothers Impl. Mlnncapellt Malta* — Kally-Ryan — Naw Idaa Farm Machinery Robinson Construction Co. Sioux SfMl lulldlr.it Building ComtnicHoft Ernie Williams John Deere Farm Machinery BOTH QUALITY * SERVICE Located east of Algona oo highway 18. Phone 293-3361 Irons Heating & Plumbing 'Completely- Equipped To Serve You Completely" Flumblnf M«ttl On ot Pit Pumpi W»!«f tyiltmi Cempltl* I'honr 39V3W ALGONA Joe Bradley Equipment Sou* Hotel AlgOM Farm Machinery — Trueki — Tirei

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