The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 11, 1965 · Page 8
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 8

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, February 11, 1965
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OB.) Upptr P»t Melnet Thurtdey, Mb. 11, 1963 FROM THE ATTIC... ... TO THE VAULT (Your Hobby - And Your Ntlghbor't) By Dick Palmer Some collectors may be vainly searching for Kossuth, Iowa, this Feb. 21, as Coin World noted the coming county coin club auc- 'tlon In this erroneous manner. Hopefully, all will be figured out. The coins, U. S, and Can- UNDERNEATH IT ALL... ... exquisite full and half slips, elegantly lace trimmed, at pin money prices, 1.99-3.89 Lovable stretch bras, 2.00-5.00 Vivian's Mode-0-Day Shoppe ALOONA, IOWA Ada, will be on display at the KC Hall at 11 a.m., with the auction scheduled for 1 p.m. It will be interesting to see how many area collectors will travel for an auction without the dealers' bourse. I have noted at most shows that the bourse area is pretty well cleared during the auction period, -o- A little known series of U. S. postage stamps are those issued for newspapers from 1865 until 1898. From 1875 on, these were used by the post office for accounting purposes, rather than affixing Urem to the actual bundles. The first three values are the largest of U. S. stamps, standing nearly 4 inches high. The 25-cent Is one of the first issues to picture Lincoln following his death. The 1875 set consists of 24 values In a more conventional size picturing various female figures representing goddesses and such qualities as Victory and Justice. The 2 to 10 cent values are In black, the 12 to 96 cent denominations in rose, and the dollar values each have a separate color. Both the original set by the Continental Bank Note Company and the later reprinting by the American Bank Note Company are quite expensive and difficult to find in attractive condition. With a greater demand, they would be quite impossible for the average collector. However, the entire set was made available In 'plate proofs. The most common and most durable are those on cardboard. For but a fraction of the originals and, Indeed, for around 50% of the modest catalog value, the entire set can be obtained at auction. These proofs have all the Interest, color, and greater attractiveness of the stamps themselves. Here Is another example of the difference of the proof status In coin and stamp collecting. Most proofs show evidence of several htngings as the supplies on the market come from old collections. Not- all U. S. proofs are common. The more recent specimens command high prices, but those of the past century still remain rela- needs modern wiring! Modern, up-to-date wiring is a "must" to keep your home modern—no matter what its age. Modern wiring helps you to make more efficient use of electricity, prevents "blown" fuses, shrinking TV pictures. For modern wiring, ask your electrician for: • Main wiring panel of at least 100 amperes (150 or 200 amps is even better) to bring enough electricity into your home; • Enough branch circuits, to distribute the electricity easily wherever you need it; • Enough outlets, so you can "plug in" marvelous electrical equipment wherever you wish. ALGONA MUNICIPAL UTILITIES ttvely unappreciated, for those who do appreciate, however, it means welcomed material at favorable pricei to the budget. -o- For those who have inquired, my dog was not impressed with my suggested resolutions for the New Year. His creature comforts continue to transcend anything that I might be doing with the foolish notion that such activity Is primary and I have sustained several sharp defeats lately in the race for the chair, The cold weather has made him much too sprltely. -o- I received an unusual note from a collector In Russia. It was a Czarist 3-ruble bill of 1905 overprinted in 1921 for use In the newly-created Republic of Tanna Tuva. This state had an independent existence until the mid 1930*8 when It was incorporated Into the Soviet Union. With Its isolated position in central Asia, information and material are lacking. There were only a few stamp issues recognized by Scott as legitimate and several of these are quite impossible to obtain without a very long search. Older collectors will, however, remember the series of triangles, etc., that came out during the mid-thirties. Actually, these were "made for collector" issues which came primarily from Moscow. I have never seen a coin or bill offered either In price list or auction in this country. It Isn't that It Is particularly attractive. It is simply that so much of history and of the unknown is combined In this elusive specimen. It is one of the many fascinations of collecting. Russia is quite an assignment for the collector, as the period 1919 thru 1923 saw so many revolutionary groups and temporary Independent governments. As far as currency is concerned, It takes considerable and sometimes unsuccessful research to discover exactly what Is represented, -o- From Mrs. Ted Strang (Mlmi Wright) comes some bills and two $1 coins from Nationalist China. The new Nationalist dollar Is worth 2 1/2 cents at official rates. There is also a black market rate, but Mlml states that Americans are limited as to the legal places of exchange. She had quite a chore finding relatively new bills. The Chinese apparently patch rather than reprint. The dollar coin Is about the size of our 5 cent piece. The natives now likely consider Mlml a queer duck for seeking nice clean bills. Such Is the Me of those who aid the collector. Emil Haacks To Be Feted; Wed 25 Years Mr. and Mrs. Emll Haack will be honored by their children with an open house for their 25th wedding anniversary, Feb. 14, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Emmanuel Lutheran church basement at Lotts Creek. Relatives and friends are invited. No invitations are being sent. Mrs. Haack Is the former Agnes Haase, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Haase, Burt. -o- SHOWER HONOREE A miscellaneous shower was held Tues. night at the Legion hall In honor of Mrs. "Butch" Pettlt, Phoenix, Ariz. Hostesses were Mrs. Robert Schmidt, Mrs. Jim Long, Mrs. Art Zumach, Mrs. Roland Baxter, Mrs. Walter Dacken, Mrs. John Person, Mrs. Fred Schmidt, Mrs. Arno Juhl, Mrs. Merwin Marlow, Mrs. Rob't. Hanna, Mrs. Erich Seegebarth, Mrs. Glenn Householder, Mrs, Leo Ramus, Mrs. Ben Schmidt, Mrs. Ralph Reidel, Mrs. Alfred Schadendorf, Mrs. Clarence Kraft, Mrs. L. Rath, Mrs. Ellwyn Householder, Mrs. Harlan Blanchard, Mrs. Hildreth Pettit, Mrs. Tony Kahler, Mrs. Ernest Frieden, Mrs. Garryl Householder, Evelyn Earing, Mrs. Frank Dreyer, and Mrs. Herschel Hartman. -o- Mr. and Mrs. Chet Alme, Ottosen, were Monday callers at the home of her mother, Mrs. Maude Blanchard. Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Krueger spent the weekend at the Ronald Christenson home at Belgrade, Minn. Sunday afternoon, enroute home they stopped at Minneapolis and St. Paul, visiting their son Kermit and also the Pastor Benjamin Meyer family. The Auxiliary will sponsor another card party to be held Thursday night at the Legion Auxiliary hall. Everyone is welcome. Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Thornsen left Thursday for Phoenix, Arlt., where they expect to Btay for about a month. Mr. and Mrs. Willis cotton left Thursday (or a few weeks at St. Petersburg, Fla. Mr. Cotton's sister, Mr. and Mrs. Harley Shellito, are also there. Mr. Shellito has' been In the hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schroeder arrived home Jan. 30 after spending 17 days on a trip to the east coast. They visited a cousin, Larry Mino, In the hospital at Marshalltown, and Mrs. Schroeder's sister, Nell, Mrs. Glen Boecker at Farm- Ington. They also spent two days at Ft. Lauderdale, Fla, The Idle Hour Club entertained their husbands at dinner Sat. evening. Those In attendance were Mr. andMrs.Odey Cherland, Mr. and Mrs. Amy Cherland, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Coady, Mrs. Florence Faber, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Tlgges, Mr. and Mrs. Duane Habeger, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Krause, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Schroeder, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Tlgges, Mrs. Paul Coady, Mr. and Mrs. Phil Inman, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Soderberg, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Tigges, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Tigges, and Mr. and Mrs. Art Person. The evening was spent playing games and cards. Mr. and Mri, Ornie Behr- endft left Monday for California to visit their daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Priest. Mrs, Alfred Schultr spent Thursday visiting at the home of her mother, Mrs, Maude Blanchard. David John Cotton and Deborah Cotton, grandchildren of Mr, and Mrs. Willis Cotton, stayed several daya la«t week at their home while their parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Cotton, moved from Ft. Dodge to their new home at Spencer, U. P. W. of the Presbyterian church met Thursday at the church parlore, with Mrs. Harlan Blanchard, Mrs. Frank Flalg, Mrs. Rose Kraft and Mrs. Sylvester Brace as hostesses. There was an exchange of pulpits Sunday with Pastor Preul going to the Presbyterian church at Burt and Pastor Bruce Calbreath, Burt, coming to the Presbyterian church to Install officers and ordain Clair Bellinger as an elder. Mrs. Merwin Marlow returned Thursday after 13 days in the Estherville hospital, following surgery. Her sister, Mrs. Faber Dugan, Humboldt, came to stay a few days. Callers at the Marlow home were Mr. and Mrs. Dave Lynch, Mr. and Mrs. George Kissner, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bauer, Bancroft, and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Nyman. Mr. and Mri. Larry Paulson are parent! of their 3rd ton, born Jan. 26, at Holy Family hospital, EithervllJe. He weighed 6 Ibs., 7 oz., and hat been named Joe Robert Mr. and Mri. E. A. Lee, Mel- vift Meyer, Swia City, and Mr. ttnd Mri, Arnold Meyer, Algona, went to lowt City, Sunday. The Lees went to visit their daughter, Mr. and Mri. Raymond Nes- wold. Udyard Honor Roll Released During Week LED YARD - The high school honor roll for the second nine weeki and the first semester is as follows: freshmen, Ella Beck, Marlene Johnson, Ray Govern, Bill Johnson, Shirley Keefe, Wayne Logemann, Lynn Munyer and Jane Simonsmeier; sophomores, Gretchen DeBoer, Ellsworth Dutton, Carol Inglett, Eugenia Klocke, Marlys Orvick and Phyllis Wallentlne; Junior*, Carolyn Johnson, and Barbara, Schroeder; seniors, Judy Berg, Deanna Brandt, Jon Deboer, Joyce Hurlburt, Monica Munyer, John Pederson, Darlene Loge- mann and Dianne Waterhouse. Deanna Brandt, Jon DeBoer, For the semester, the list re-' Joyce Hurlburt, Joan Keefe, Faye mains the same, except for the Kramergmeier, Monica Munyer, seniors, and that is Judy Berg, Darlene Logemann and Dianne WATCH FOR IT! KLEIN FARM SUPPLY'S ANNUAL APPRECIATION DAY SATURDAY, FEB. 20 DOOR PRIZES - PREMIUMS FREE COFFEE & SANDWICHES PREMIUMS ON DISPLAY ALL NEXT WEEK FULL DETAILS IN THIS PAPER NEXT WEEK KLEIN Farm Supply soo AT DAU'S AMERICAN MOTORS' NEW MARLIN FASIBACK HARDTOP! I &&< American Motors announces a radically different fastback hardtop with full six- passenger room. Called the Marlin, the new car is designed for those who want a sporty fastback concept combined with roominess and comfort. The Marlin's design concept provides conventional hardtop spaciousness and comfort which, until now, have been sacrificed in other fastback designs. This new approach by American Motors should expand the popularity of fastbqck styling among those with family space requirements. The interior is the most luxurious ever offered by American Motors. The instrument panel has twin-circular instrument clusters set in a safety»padded housing. Burnished engine-turned trim is used on the instrument panel and on the doors. The standard powerplant for the Marlin is American Motors' new Torque Command 232-cubic-inch six-cylinder engine rated at 155 horsepower with two-barrel carburetor. It has a seven main bearing crankshaft with eight counterweights for maximum smoothness and long life. A 270 horsepower, 327- cubic inch V-8 and a 198 horsepower, 287- cubic-inch V-8 are optional. Disc brakes in front are standard, and ore used with special flanged-drum rear brakes. Power brakes and the Double-Safety brake system are also standard. A full choice in transmissions and custom seating are also offered. SEE IT SOON AT DAU'S Oldsmobile ALGONA

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