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6-Algono (la.) Upper Dit Molnt* Thuriday, D«e. 29, 1966 1966 STAMPS IU5UU IN COMMfNlS BY AREA COIUC1QR Terry Powell, an Algona High School grad who is now a Junior at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, has for some time had an interest in stamps. He wrote the following summary story the 1966 Phllatelical Year, which will prove quite interesting to the reader, stamp lover, or not. "With the issuance of the $5 regular stamp in December, the Post Office concluded its 124th year in the stamp business. As usual, a wide spectrum of topics, ranging from the humane treatment of animals and the American circus to 1,000 years of Polish culture, were commemorated. The first commemorative honoring the U. S. bird treaty with Canada did not appear until March 16. However, following behind were 14 more issues which at times came out so close together that many small post offices experienced backlogs of the new issue. To the series of regular stamps inaugurated In 1965, there were added four new issues. These were the 2? Frank Lloyd Wright, 5? Washington, 6? F.D.R. and the 8? Einstein. This group of stamps is gradually replacing the old series of which the grey 5f Washington is an example. Many collectors in recent years have deplored both the quality of design and subjects commemorated on U. S. stamps. Conditions are such that a good share of foreign collectors, according to one stamp news, do not consider U. S. adhesives as good collecting material on the basis of artistic criteria. 1966 provided its share of monstrosities, but a few commendable isues were also present. Heading my list of "uglies" is the drab, unimaginative Great River Road issue which commemorates the scenic highway route following the Mississippi from Minnesota to Louisiana. Incidentally, Iowa's portion of the road has been criticized as poorly surfaced and not well- marked. The design appears to have been cooked up the night before the presses were to roll. George Washington on the blue 5$ regular looks as if he hadn't shaved and is suffering a case of mumps. The dog's hind legs and tail on the Humane Treatment stamp run together and off the design in a dribble. A barren, yellow waste adequately describes the National Park Service stamp. The designs improved considerably toward the end of the year with the American Beautl- flcation stamp combining a well- known national scene, cherry blossoms and the Jefferson memorial, with pleasing colors and a cogitant design. My one objection is the slogan printed at the bottom of the stamp, "Plant for a More Beautiful America," which instantly conjures up billboards and Junkyards - why not just "America the Beautiful"? The Mary Cassatt commemorative, one of the American painting series, excells in every area and the controversial Christmas stamp was an improvement over past issues. On this last issue, there was some trouble in keeping the colors separate. These last two stamps mentioned represent a trend in reproducing art work on stamps. The highly-speculative French issues are probably the most popular and well-known in this area. Topic-wise the stamp commemorating 1,000 years of Polish culture aroused speculation that political considerations on both a domestic and international level were behind this issue. It certainly sold well in the big cities and more were printed due to demand. Many collectors considered the Circus and Women's Club themes as frivolous. Intense lobbying by the Elks, Lions, Moose, and League of Women Voters, just to mention a few, could develop in an effort to obtain recognition for their organization. Then the problems of equal space and propaganda are raised. The Sioux City post office handled first day-of-issue ceremonies for the Servicemen Appreciation stamp issued Oct. 26. The idea originated in a Sioux City junior high school and was given aid in its promotion and acceptance by the Circle K Club at Morningside College of which Bill Barttett of Algona is president, A perfect case of "mole hill to mountain" reasoning wag used in objecting to the Christmas stamp. Some feared that with the portrayal of a "religious" scene, the government would be violating the principle of separation of church and state, The "Before I begin to read this —have any of you weak hearts?" cries for a neutral theme have In the past produced a stamp void of the real Christmas spirit in my opinion. For those who are concerned, I'm afraid 1966 did not produce any appreciable change in postal administration policy regarding design and content. It was.a typical year. Oh, yes, for you history buffs, the man honored on the new $5 regular is that well- known American, John Bassett Moore -nothing against you John I Why not enhance your letter's appeal and simultaneously please a philatelist ? Instead of buying a roll of dull, grey 5? regulars, why not pick up several of each new commemorative issued throughout the year ? One local girl has been doing this with her letters to her boy friend at Iowa. Besides providing him with different and attractive envelopes she has kept me In stock on used current issues 1 Gusfav Potthoff Services Held Dec. 15, Lakota Funeral services for Gustav Potthoff 71, of Lakota, were held Thursday, Dec. 15, at St. Paul's Lutheran church In Lakota. Rev. Paul Ofstedahl officiated and burial was In the church cemetery. Mr. Potthoff died unexpectedly, Dec. 12 at his home of a heart attack. Gustav Potthoff was born on February 17, 1895, in Germany, to John and Meta Potthoff. He was baptized as an infant In Germany and at the age of five years came with his family to the United States, settling In Nebraska for five years before moving to the Bancroft area. He received his schooling in a rural Bancroft school, and then in Lincoln, Nebraska, where he attended one year of trade school. He was confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran church at Bancroft, on March 22, 1914, by Rev. C, G. Treskow. In 1916 he began work at the J. H. Menke Garage in Bancroft as mechanic, a position he held for 17 years. On the 1st of February, 1922, he was married to Helen Timmer in Burt. Their marriage was blessed with four children; Ramond, of Jesup, Iowa; Vernon of Lakota; Mrs. Helen Schwartz of Coon Rapids, Minn.; and Mrs. Viola Metzger of Lone Rock. In November, 1933, Mr. Potthoff moved from Bancroft to a farm southwest of Lakota where he farmed until he retired in the fall of 1957 and moved into Lakota. He and his family were members of St. Paul's Lutheran church at Lakota active in its work and the affairs of the community. On February 4, 1958, his wife Helen passed away. On January 26, 1963 he was married here to Mrs. Alice Mountain, and they have made their home in Lakota. He was also preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, John and Fred, and three sisters, Martha, Lena and Hanna. His survivors include his wife, Alice; his four children, two brothers, August of Fairmont and Relnhard of Bancroft; vne sister Mrs. Anna Schwartz of Elk River, Minn, and five step children a« long with a host of friends, Pallbearers were Ronald Meybr, Roger Meyer, Paul Kol« lasch, Herman Jutting, Robert •Beeroer and Ray Hertzke. 7 FLAGS FOR i FORT FORT MORGAN. Ala.—Seven flags fly over the entrance of this historic fort at the mouth of Mobile Bay, The flags and the dates they were raised are: Spanish, 1558: French, 1699; Great Braltaln, 1763; Stars and Stripes, 1813; Republic of Alabama, 1861; Confederate Flag, 1861; ami State of Alabama, 1895. Carmen Larson Shower Honoree At Swea City SWEA-EAGLE- Carmen Larson was honored at a bridal shower Saturday evening, Dec. 17, at the social hall of Immanuel Lutheran church. Mrs. Eugene Scheff registered the guests. Mrs. Lee Davidson was master of ceremonies. For the program, a ring of six lighted candles was formed, with each candle denoting a phase of Carmen's life. Devotions were by Mrs. Lloyd Thorson. A solo was sung by Marilyn Peterson and Mrs. Cecil Thoreson read "Memories of Carmie." A song of Carmen's life was composed and sung by her sister, Caryl. Petrea Thoreson presented a reading on "Marriage" and Mrs. Claude Johnson gave a reading on "Her Home." Caryl Larson, Petrea Thoreson, Heidi Thoreson and Julie Larson assisted Carmen with her gifts. Refreshments were served from a buffet table at which Mrs. Don Fenema presided at the coffee service. Hostesses were Mesdames Lloyd Thorson, Ormal Guinn, James Koons, Art Kracht, Walter Magnusen, Cecil Thoreson, Wallace Reynolds, Gene Fagerlund, Pamela Fagerlund, Harold Peterson, Eugene Scheff, Ralph Walker, Martin Dahl, V. E. Hazelhoff, Lee Davidson, Morris Johnson, Claude Johnson, Mancil Hurlburt, Milton Peterson, Ed Stewart and Wallace Dawson. - o Mrs. Judy Davis of Cambridge, Minn, was a guest Tuesday evening at the home of her parents, the Mancil Hurlburts. Mr. and Mrs. Merle Lockwood and family were pre-Christmas dinner guests Sunday at the home of her parents, the Emil Bleck- wenns at Fenton. Other guests were Mrs. Lockwood's grandparents, Mrs. Sofie Bleckwenn and Mr. and Mrs. Ole Peterson, all of Fenton. Members of the Nels Godfredson family enjoyed a pre-Christmas dinner Sunday at the Ben Wibben home at Algona. All descendants and their families were present, including the Nels Godfredsons, David Hankins and children, Roger Foxes and children, all of Algona, the Cecil God- fredsons, Humboldt, Lieut, and Mrs. Collin Myers and family of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Godfredson and family and the Marvin Johnsons and family. Mrs. Floyd Montgomery entertained the following ladies at coffee Monday: Mesdames Robert Bexell, Walter C. Peterson, James Harner, Eli Anderson, James Montgomery, Aletna Ecklund and Mrs. Marie Wilson. Mrs. Elmer Nelson was unable to attend. Mrs. J. H. Montgomery and Mrs. Ecklund were classmates and graduated together. V FOR VICTORY? TESCLIC, Yugoslavia — The Stmic family In this Croat village runs strongly to Vs. Mother VasllIJa Slmlc's sons and daughters are named Vlado, Vellmlr, Vojo, Verlca and Vuka. On the male side It's different. Father Slmtc, his grandfather and great grandfather were all named Uros. THEY PREFER SLUMS MADRAS, India—Slum dwellers In India's fourth largest city are reluctant to move to new government housing because they 'miss the friendly old surroundings, according toarecentsocla' work study. The study, made among 7,000 people In three slums, showed that difficulty In raising animals In the new tenements was another factor. A third was the distance people had to travel to their old Jobs. SAY IT RIGHT MONTGOMERY, Ala.—Lack of proper pronunciation hurts children's spelling, a language arts consultant declared at a talk before sixth grade teachers here. BARNYARD SOCIETY Hens laying eggs may be affected by that age old practice of "keeping up with the Jones." A report from Pennsylvania State University Indicates that a pullet lays better If housed In a pen containing only other pullets like her In age, size and development.New pullets may be retarded by the "bossism" of older hens. Council Minutes COUNCIL MINUTES The City Council met In regular session Dec. 14, 1966 with Mayor Finn and thf following Councilman present: Muckey, Andreasen, Cook & Miller. Absent: Elbert & Pelrce. Minutes of last meeting were approved. Resol. approving the transfer of $43,538.38 from the Algona Municipal Utilities to the Street fund was adopted. Moved and seconded that the City will cooperate In the Neighborhood Youth Corps project. Proposed Ord. 452 was Introduced and given the first reading which Is designating South Hall and South Minnesota street as through streets. proposed Ord. 453 was Introduced and given the first read- Ing which is requiring a stop sign on Fair street at the Intersection of Fair & Minnesota and a stop sign on the Swimming Pool road before entering the Call State Park road. Proposed Ord. 454 was Introduced and given the first reading which is designating the following intersections as school stops: North & Dodge street, Kennedy & Harriet street, State & Main street, Call & Main street. Proposed Ord. 455 was Introduced and given the first reading which authorizes the Impounding of vehicles left parked upon a street for a continuous period of 24 hrs. or more. Proposed Ord. 456 was introduced and given the first reading which prohibits parking on North street from Dodge to Moore street, and on North street from McPherson street to the East property line of St. Cecelia's Academy, except for the purpose of loading and unloading school pupils, from hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on school days. Proposed Ord. 457 was Introduced and given the first reading which prohibits parking onThor- Ington, Dodge, Moore & Harlan street on each said street between Call & Nebr. street, and on Jones street between State & Nebr., and on Nebr. street between Hall & Jones street, and on State street between Jones & Hall street between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. and prohibiting parking In excess of 2 hrs. between 0:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., except on Sundays & Holidays on Nebr. street between Thorington & Moore street and the North side of Nebr. street between its Intersection with Jones street and the present High School Annex East property line onon the South side of Call street between Jones and Harlan Street. Moved & seconded the meeting adjourned. D.A. SMITH, CITY CLERK GENERAL Finn, Salary 123.45 . Smith, Salary 236.64 Sands, Salary 120.39 la. State Bk., Wholdlng. . .60.60 State Comm., Wholdlng . . .6.61 Life Inv. Ins., Premium . .37.18 Algona Postmaster, Envelopes 62.40 Advance, Publishing . . . .49.70 Amer. Public Wks., Dues..20.00 Arwell, Service 15.00 Blossom Ins., Work. Comp 33.37 Callaghan & Co., Book Add 40.00 City Clerk, Adv. Cash . . .5.75 W. Finn, Court Costs . . .64.00 Foster Furn, Repairs . . .8.40 Koch Bros., Lamp 13.46 .4.00 NING UUIDE Eat Out Often In ALGONA THE JOHNSON HOUSE ON SO. PHILLIPS SMORGASBORD Sunday Noon and Friday Night PRIVATE DINING ROOMS SEPARATE COCKTAIL LOUNGE CHARLIE'S SUPPER CLUB SO. ON 169 DINING ROOM OPEN 5(30-11:30 P, M, COCKTAILS LIVE ENTERTAINMENT PRIVATE DINING ROOM Tele. 295*9152 VAN'S CAFE JCT. HIWAYS 18-169 OPEN WEEKDAYS 10A.M.-1 A.M. SUNDAYS B A« M, ••• I At M» CLOSED MONDAYS PRIVATE DINING ROOM COCKTAIL LOUNGE LUDWIG'S CAFE DOWNTOWN ALGONA BREAKFAST & NOON * SPECIALS * Open 6 A. M. - 8 P.M. Weekdays Smorgasbord Sundays 11 a.m.-2 p«nu BLUE & WHITE CAFE FEATURING: ORDERS TO GO HOME-COOKED MEALS SANDWICHES -- SHORT ORDEMS OPEN 24 HOURS A DAY 7 Dciys A Week Air Conditioned Utt Elec., Service . . STREET Burris, Salary 177.58 Burtis, Salary 147.95 Frambach, Salary . . .158.76 Helmers, Salary 137.56 Lashbrook, Salary 47.89 Pergande, Salary . . . .215.87 Wibben, Salary 145.71 Slfert, Salary 140.69 la. State Bk, Wholdlng . .88.80 State Comm. Wholdlng . .13.1.0 Life Inv. Ins., Premium . .95.52 Algona Mun. Util. Utilities 28,538.38 Blossom Ins., Work. Comp 925.15 Bradley Equip., Supplies . .5.00 Cook's Welders, Chloride 333.50 Ft. Dodge Towel. Service 3.50 Miller Lbr., Supplies . . . .3.60 N. Central Gas, Service . .97.54 Sleg Co., Supplies 1,8§ Utt Elec., Service 89.65 .40.80 .85.45 . .6.21 . .5.00 . .3.90 102.10 .1.49 .6.35 ROAD USE TAX Algona Machine Shop, Repairs Arnold Motor Supply, Repairs 18.31 Brayton Had., Service . . .2.50 H. M. Brown, Repairs . . 646.06 Greenberg's, Repairs . . .50.95 Hilton's, Repairs 12.50 Sunray DX, Gas & OH . .145.16 Taylor Motors, Repairs . .5.40 City Clerk, Adv. Cash . . . .7.99 PUBLIC SAFETY Boekelman, Salary . . .318.87 Bulten, Salary 214.34 Day, Salary 196.33 Hutchison, Salary . . . .237.69 Jorgenson, Salary . . .242.31 Thompson, Salary . . .148.35 Elbert, Salary 36.02 Volgt, Salary 189.90 la. State Bk., Wholdlng . .193.40 State Comm., Wholdlng. . 32.07 Thist & Agency, Pension 19.38 Life Inv. Ins., Premium ..142.98 Bradley E.quip., Tires 32.70 Gopher Shooters, Supplies . .3.39 Greenberg's, Repairs . . . .6.89 Hensley & Glbbs, supplies . .2.60 Hutzell's, Sen-Ice .... Sunray DX, Gasoline . . . Taylor Motors, Mounts . Tom's TV, Batteries . . Behr's Service. Gasoline Blossom Ins., Work. Comp Coast-to-Coast, Batteries 2.18 Feld Equip., SMpplles . . .251.90 Frederlr.kHdwe., Supplies. Harris Fire Control, Supplies 343.50 Hilton's, Gasoline 21.28 City Clerk, Adv. Cash . . .4.96 SANITATION Gade, Salary 93.15 la. State Bk., Wholdlng . . .1.00 Reding Gravel, Sewer Work 2,148.00 Humboldt Concrete, Tile. .600.78 Blossom Ins., Work. Comp 73.19 Carson's, Paint 9.24 Coast-to-Coast, Supplies . .2.26 North Cent. Gas, Service < .15.63 Pratt Elec., Supplies . . . .1.74 Utt Elec., Service 2.00 City Clerk, Adv. Cash . . .1.25 SEWER RENTAL Gronbach, Salary . . . .162.57 Lemke, Salary 216.25 la. State Bk., Wholdlng . .23.90 State Comm., Wholdlng . .4.83 Life Inv. Ins., Premium . .29.17 Algona Machine, Labor . .32.4', Blossom Ins., Work. Comp 114 ' 10 Brown Supply, Supplies . . 22.05 Frederick Hdwe., Supplies 4.71 Pratt Elec., Bulbs 1.74 RECREATION Boldrldge, Salary 139.50 la. State Bk., Wholdlng . .10.10 State Comm., Wholdlng . . .2.09 Life Inv. Ins., Premium . . .8.01 Blossom Ins., Work. Comp 135.64 Hilton's, Repair 1.50 DEBT SERVICE ta. DM Natl. Bk., Interest 77-50 Security State Bk., Interest ".50 PARKING METER Groen, Salary Nauholz, Salary la. State Bk., Wholding . State Comm., Wholding . Trust & Agencyj Pension Life Inv. Ins , Premium . Blossom Ins., Work. Comp. Brown Supply, Signs . . . Cowan Corp., Supplies . Utt Elec., Repairs . . . 270.23 .57.29 .45.20 . .6.53 . .3.29 .29.17 .32.72 .80.00 , .1.79 .23.90 TRUST & AGENCY B. Egll, Pension 75.00 I I I .,„..,...,...........„„ $ STRONG CHURCHES . . Make Strong Communities "We know that in everything God works for good with those who love him, who are called according to his purpose." —Romans 8:28 As we approach the greatest of all holidays, many of us begin to feel a stronger faith surging within as our thoughts turn to the true meaning of the Christmas season. This we know, that "God works for good with those who love him" and there is no greater example of God's love than we find in the One Great Story of the birth and the life of Christ upon earth. Read your BIBLE daily and GO TO CHURCH SUNDAY These Special Weekly Church Messages brought to you by the following PUBLIC-SPIRITED BUSINESSES: ROY HUTZELL - DIST. Gulf Petroleum Products 295-2362 ESSER DRY CLEANERS FREE Pick-up and Delivery Phone 295.2827 - Algono, lowq ZENDER'S Clothing for Men and Boys POST MOVING and STORAGE Local & Long Distance Phone 295-2275 - Algona, Iowa PIONEER HI-BRED CORN CO* Herb Hedlund, Production Manager Perry Collini, Experimental Mgr, METRONICS, INC O. B. Harmei "Super Speed" Tooli FARMERS SERVICE CENTER, Inc, Merton ROM, Mgr. COLONIAL MOTEL Junction 18 & 169 ERNIE WILLIAMS John Deere Farm Equipment Highway 18 East - Tel. 295-3561 ALGONA VAULT SERVICE Algona, Iowa JOE BRADLEY EQUIPMENT Oliver — Massey-Ferguson CMC Trucks — Firestone Tires — Algona KOSSUTH MUTUAL INS. ASSN, Your Friend — Before and After the Fire ALGONA IMPLEMENT CO, Your Friendly IH Dealer - 295-3501 IH Tractors — Trucks ~ Farm Equipment KLEIN'S FARM SUPPLY Wayne Feeds - We Buy Eggi and Poultry 216 Weit State Street, 295-5206 BENNIE B, WIBBEN, Bldg. Contractor 122 S. Hfckart St. - Algona, Iowa SHUTS BROWNBILT SHOE STORE "The Shot Store That Takes Care of Your Feet" Tel. 295-5371 Iowa VAN'S CAFE Junction U ft

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