The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 25, 1966 · Page 14
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 14

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 25, 1966
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4-Aleona (to.) Upper D«i Molnti Thursday, August 25, 1966 Yum - Yum! A couple of comely Fair-goers took time out to get in on the free beef barbecue Thursday evening - and seemed to be enjoying the meal, despite a lack of seating facilities. They picked out a spot with their parents and dug into their sandwiches and trimmings and became a part of the big picnic, just as 10,000 other persons did. The crowd was the largest in the history of the event since it was started here in 1964. (UDM Polaroid Photo) FROM THE ATTIC... ... TO THE VAULT (Your Hobby - And Your Neighbor'*) By Dick Palmer An always interesting section of the monthly Collectors News is the miscellaneous and mixed wanted. This helps to convince that almost anything old has a market somewhere and may provide some hobby hints as well to the reader. I have been going through the August edition to check on the more unusual requests. A lady in Sioux City will pay 25 to 50 cents for old family album photographs picturing twins and more for triplets. Ads following seek cigar cutters, eyewash cups but no plastic, all kinds of steel traps, and old pocket knives. Perhaps some of you are familiar with this request from Bronxville, New York - "Bilston boxes wanted in watchform only. These little boxes, of painted enamel on copper or brass were made to look'like watches. Some were hinged and will open. They may have painted hands or real watch hands under glass crystal. There is usually u scene or floral design on back." The ad doesn't state for those of us not in the know just what the boxes were made for in the first place or when. They sound interesting. - o The same address in Arkansas seeks old fishing catalogs, wooden fishing plugs, and old spoon and spinner lures. I should have saved them. Jan in Sherman Oaks, Calif., will buy old Superman material and Cracker Jack toy surprises. Old iron corn dryers have a trade value for candle molds and trivets in Streator, ni. A gentleman with numerous wants has the not very confidence-inspiring name of Swindler. Your electric fan if prior to 1915 has a new home waiting for it in Phoenix and cast iron implement seats with the name of the manufacturer on them are sought in Polo, 111. I wonder how that collection is displayed. The paper container for a pound of Lion and Arbuckles coffee will bring $2 in Joplin if in good condition. How many of those do you suppose would still be around and where ? It would appear that Ohio, Virginia and Rhode Island at one time had porcelain license plates. At least, a collector in Norfolk so believes and his ad is headed by the word "help." I noted a couple of ads for old glass negatives with street and building views. I would imagine the value here would be somewhat dependent on the correct identification of the site. All of which reminds me that there are five or six boxes of these in the cellar, which I assume all of this general area. - o There seems to be some interest in old timetables, primarily Here's why cooperatives support better community services Owned lock, stock and barrel by people in the town and surrounding rural area, cooperatives are greatly concerned with local community development. In helping to build a progressive town or city, with its better schools, better roads, better police and fire protection . . . cooperatives are leading supporters. The principal purpose of a cooperative is to serve the citizens of the community. That naturally includes shouldering its full share of civic responsibilities and duties. In paying for these community-building services, cooperatives are often the leaders. In both public services rendered and taxes paid, cooperatives rank at or near the top in their communities. This is another public service advertisement sponsored by cooperatives FENTON CO-OP ELEVATOR Curtif Lura, Mgr. IRVINGTON CO-OP ELEVATOR E. F. Immerfall, Mgr. LONE ROCK CO-OP EXCHANGE — _ Lorenz Geitzenawer, Mgr. WHITTEMORE CO-OP ELEVATOR Alfred Schultz, Mgr. (Hobarton Branch) BURT CO-OP ELEVATOR Ronald Jurgens, Mgr. LEDYARD CO-OP ELEVATOR Bernard Reilly, Mgr. OTTOSEN CO-OP ELEVATOR Jerry Huffman, Mgr, WEST BEND ELEVATOR CO R. W. Jgrgens, Mgr. TlfONKA CO-OP ELEVATOR Jack Stott, Mgr. FARMERS CO-OP ELEVATOR, Bode R. L. Matheson, Mgr. OBSERVE NATIONAL FARM SAFETY WEEK - EVERY WEEK I railroad. You can get rid of your old and odd spark plugs in Bristol, Wisconsin. Orphan Annie and Dick Tracy material is sought along with Shirley Temple. Nearly everyone of any fame in the entertainment world will eventually have some collecting admirer. I have a feeling that there may well be a market soon for old Batman comics. And depending upon the popular response of the TV audience, don't overlook the ageless Tarzan. A person can date himself now by recalling how many actors he has seen in the screen versions. « o - The miscellaneous "For Sale" section doesn't have quite as much that is out of the ordinary. Many of the ads combine several specialties so they don't fit well under any specific department but there are a few that are different. For an unusual centerpiece or conversational item may I suggest the following - ''Cuban Revolution relic human skull; had been stuck on pole and paraded through streets. On forehead is faded red (blood?) writing 'Cuba Libra'. Lacks jawbone. $45. Specimen obtained from refugee." Certainly with a choice of imperfect item such as that, you would be the talk of the town. "They Are Coming To Take Me Away, Ha Ha", might well be considered "your song." You would think that a refugee might be a bit more selective in his luggage. - o - Perhaps this would be just the gift. "Ugly medieval type iron mask used to curb tongue of women scolds. Ferocious iron prongs to keep tongue from wagging. $13.75." Certainly a modest sum for such blessed relief. - o- Those of you with an interest in picture postcards might find a catalog useful. One is available from Moe Luff, 12C Greene Road, Spring Valley, N. Y., 10977 The price Is $2.10 and it covers various makers, topics, special sets, Expositions, etc., both U. S. and foreign. This would give you some idea as to what to look for and the relative popularity of the many themes. VOTE FOR WILLIAM L. . RODE Republican Candidate For KOSSUTH COUNTY SUPERVISOR THIRD DISTRICT Your Vote And Support Will Be Appreciated Primary Election, September 6. 1968 For Convenience... For Luxury Accommodations.., For Friendliness... For Budget Rates... For Resort- like Atmosphere... Easily Accessible to All Highways 105 DrliRlitfnl Air- Condi lion rd Hooms mid Suites Nnticmiil ('.old M Flint Awn re I honied Kinjj-Si/e S«\ minting Tool Complete Hotel ServiVes 24-Hour Switrltl'unril I'rce TV I'lny Ari-H For Children Baby Sitter Servici Children EXCELLENT FOOD — Redwood Dinin; Room featuring Htlrth Chireoil Broiled Stelki — Coflte Shop op«n from 6:00 t.m. 'till Midnifht — Cocktail lounge. AmpK FrH Firkini In Front Of Tour Hewn SINGLE ROOMS S B.SO Is S 9.50 DOUBLE ROOMS 112.50 to fM.OO i: ffUE in sim roomlth Adulli, ALL YOUR BACK to SCHOOL NEEDS SHOP ALGONA WHEN IT COMES TO BACK TO SCHOOL NEEDS, YOU WILL FIND NO FINER SELECTION ANYWHERE. ALGONA MERCHANTS OFFER YOU THE BEST OF EVERYTHING FROM FRIENDLY, COURTEOUS SERVICE TO PRICES THAT MEAN SAVINGS 1 Funk Plumbing & Heating Hood's Super Valu Carson's for Color Taylor Implement Co. Smoke Shop Irons Heating & Plumbing Cowan Corporation J. C. Penney Co. The Chrischllles Store Modern Dry Cleaners United Building Center North Iowa Sewing Machine Co. Piustrom Furniture Co. Graham's Kirk's Shoe Store Home Federal Savings & Loan Ass'n Elk Cleaners Perclval Motor* Lindsay Soft Water of Algona Universal Mfg. Co. Rusk Drugs-Jewelry Harrison's Variety Read's Furniture Hutzell Office ft School S«pply Sheakleys Iowa State Bank I Schultz Bros. Garage & Oil Station Jack's O. K. Tire Service Thermogas Co. ot Algona Zender'g Sailer's Davis Paint 8 & L Dept. Store Foster Furniture Co. Behr Standard Service Coast-to-Coast Store Viking Oil Co. Buscher Bros. Implement Kossuth Motor Co. Post Transfer & Storage Honsbruch Drag Bomgaars 5 & 10 Shllts Brownbilt Shoe Store Lalng Plumbing & Heating Consolidated Co Op Creameries WlUgen Jewelers Algona Produce Co. Leuthold-WUHams (The Hub Clothiers) Frederick Hardware Algona Flour & Feed Sherwin-Williams Paints Christensen's Algona Greenhouses •»*••»<» North Central Public Service Co. Joe Bradley Equipment Taylor Motor Ca. No. Iowa Appliance Center Algona Plumbing & Heating Dan Garage & Body Shop The Security State Bank Sharp's Jewelry Algona Theatre Co. Ludwig's Cafe Algona Implement Co. Ernie WUUams ~ John Deere Upper Peg Monies' Publishing Co, THESE FIRMS INVITE AND APPRECIATE YOUR PATRONAGE •

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