The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 11, 1965 · Page 14
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 14

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 11, 1965
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14—Algeria, (la.) Upp*r DM Moine* triuriday, March 11, 196S Elsbecker-Hayden • Vows Solemnized BANCROFT - St. John's Catholic Church at Bancroft was the setting for the Feb. 20 wedding of Mary Louise Elsbecker and Donald Dean Hayden. The 10 a.m. double ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. J. H. Schultes. The bride Is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clem J. Elsbecker of Bancroft. Mr. and Mrs. I. F, Kelly of Spencer are the groom's parents. JoAnn McClelsh of Des Moines attended the bride as maid of honor and Judy Kelly of Spencer was bridesmaid. Philip Elsbecker, brother of the bride, was best man and James Van Osbree of Spencer was groomsman. Following the wedding, a dinner for 125 guests was served In St. John's hall. An a/ternoon reception was held at the Legion club rooms with 200 attending. After a short wedding trip the couple Is at home at 13 East First Street In Spencer where the groom Is employed by the J.C. Penney Company. The bride Is a 1963 graduate of St. John's High School and attended Mankato Commercial College. Prior to her marriage, she had been employed by Prudential Insurance Company in Mankato. The groom Is a 1963graduate of Spencer High School and attended Mankato Commercial FROM THE ATTIC... ... TO THE VAULT (Your Hobby - And Your Neighbor's) By Dick Palmtr In the last few columns I have called your attention to some of the shows scheduled within a reasonable driving distance. 1 am going to repeat now all that I have notice of so you will have a consolidated record. This weekend, March 13-14 the 5 club Mid-Iowa show will be held at the National Guard armory at Jefferson. 1 had a table at this show last year. Exhibits are good and dealer quality is above average. Wells, Minn., has an interesting combination of guns, coins and Indian relics in the basement of the public high school March 27-28. This is their 5th show and the well-established ones are always good. The Forest City coin show needs no introduction and the dates are April 10-11. 1 will have a table this year, so be sure to stop by and say hello. The Cresco Coin club will lave their first show at the Notre Dame auditorium April 25. Our own antique and coin show is scheduled for April 30 and May 1, a Friday and Saturday combination, at the KC Hall. And to make this a busy weekend, the Foil Dodge Club has a coin show at the Izaak Walton Chapter House May 1-2. - o Several letters requesting information have been received this past week and we are always happy to serve. Mr. Chapman of Burt had a piece of Continental currency dated 1776 in the denomination of 2/3ds of a dollar. These bills are difficult to find in really good condition. For some reason this particular bill seems to be the most commonly found. A gentle-man had one at the local coin auction and they appear at the coin shows. Whenever a person has but one piece, it is usually this one. This is a somewhat neglected field, as indeed are colonial coins. They have been cataloged, but some years ago, so the pricing Is out of date. Mr. Chapman kept the bill In an Interesting old cover with two copies of the 2 cent Louisiana Purcnase commemorative, plus two other stamps of the 1902 series. A stamp Hem once a drug on the market seems to be picking up some life. This is the 15- cent sheet, commemorating the 100th anniversary of our first postage stamps. These were heavily purchased for speculation in 1947 when issued. With immediate collector demand satisfied and ample supplies for the normal new collector growth, the expected profit just didn't materialize, so investors started to unload. M:ny large firms bought at face or a bit less in order to use the sheets for their mall- ings. Now the surplus seems to have been largely used up and I note buying offers of around 17 cents, up to 19. This is hardly a sensational matter but it does indicate that a balance has been reached between supply and demand after 18 years. Perhaps there is a message here for some of the coin hoards. I wonder how much longer the 1940 Flag series will be available at a fraction over face. They are convenient now to use for postage so 1 would think that the surplus produced from the sheets with the name block removed would soon be absorbed. - o By the time you read this, the American history class will have likely completed a section on money and be busy with the complexities of banking. Sp when requests come for payment of the regular allowance or perhaps an advance on same with future repayment doubtful, you will understand why your future heirs may !.« concerned whether your donation is in commodity or nominal money. Appreciating the fact that both are legal tender and fiat or not the end result will be the same, they will undoubtedly take whatever your heart bids you to give. If they asked you what you thought about the repeal of the gold reserve requirement on Federal Reserve Bank reserve deposits, 1 trust you had a ready answer. Or did you by chance share my ignorance? Tho I have taught monetary policy for 15 years and collected currency for 2 or 3, the only requirement I was aware of was that pertaining to the 25% backing for the Federal Reserve Notes actually printed. Well, it was nice of Congress to make the law fit my notes. Changes in the metal composition of our coins will produce much more public debate WE JOIN IN SALUTING ... GIRL SCOUT WEEK MAR. 7-13 FOSTER FURNITURE 295-5294 ALOONA HOME FEDERAL SAVINGS & LOAN ASSOCIATION For Those With Savings Accounts 4% Earnings Compounded Seml-Annually ALOONA DRUGGISTS MUTUAL INS. CO. 295-2461 ALOONA CONGRATULATIONS PROM IOWA STATE BANK Algona's Home-Owned Bank THE FAREWAY STORE ALGONA • NORTH CENTRAL PUBLIC SERVICE CO. Complete LP & Natural Oas Sorvice , 295-2484 ALGONA SCHULTZ BROS. Transportation Hdqtrs. BUICK • PONTIAC • CADILLAC 299-3591 ALGONA Their 53rd Anniversary The Girl Scout Promise.... On my honor, I will try to do my duty to God ... and to my country. To help other people at all times. To obey the Girl Scout Laws. The Girl Scouts have struck a positive note in their anniversary them, "A Promise in Action." A Girl Scout is a girl who can be counted on to be ready for emergencies, to help other people and, perhaps most important, to serve her country and community. From 12 members in 1912 to nearly 3 million in 1965 — that is the Girl Scout story. Girl Scouting has been a success in meeting the need of millions of girls to belong to a group of their kind. The North Iowa organization has over 5500 members. All kinds of girls are Scouts . . . city girls, farm girls, girls in small towns, daughters of families on the move, children in hospitals and institutions. And girls from all states, from our territories, and even overseas. There are almost 20,000 U.S. Girl Scouts in foreign countries — the daughters of diplomats, military and businessmen serving overseas. For all these girls, Scouting is truly a place of belonging. In 1912, when Juliette Low determined to bring the British Guide program to girls in the United States, women were not yet voting citizens. As the Girl Scout organization observes its 53rd anniversary, the record shows that Mrs. Low's youth movement has taught three generations of American girls and women the fundamental responsibilities of citizenship. Through these years of social, economic and intellectual revolution for American women, some 18 million American girls and women have received Girl Scout training. The essentials of the Girl Scout formula for citizenship have remained the same. The formula combines a promise of duty to God and country and learning skills that are as useful to adults as they are to children. Though the promise has remained the same, the skills have changed as the country has changed. During World War I, Girl Scouts wore a shapeless khaki uniform with over-sized scarf which in an emergency could be whipped off and made into a sling for a broken arm. Troops of Scouts practiced tying their scarves to sturdy branches or poles, producing an impromptu stretcher. Today, over 3 million girls in the Scout movement also learn elementary first aid and emergency training. But medical and scientific knowledge has greatly increased since those early days. Modern Girl Scouts now can be found enrolled in Red Cross First Aid courses. Emergency training for Senior Scouts, in cooperation with Civil Defense Units, even includes learning about radiation affects. These brief examples indicate how much more complicated the job of training for citizenship has become. Yet much of the common sense evident in early Scouting has survived through the years. The activities may change, but Mrs. Low's concept of citizenship for women based on duty, service and common sense is likely to be handed down to many more generations of Girl Scouts. SECURITY STATE BANK OF ALGONA OFFICE AT LuVERNE Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY JIM KOLP HOPKINS SHELLY SERVICE ALGONA HARRISON'S 5c to $1 Algona's Leading Variety Store WEIDENHOFF CORP. Always A Local Booster METRONICS INC. Bert Harmes ALGONA UNIVERSAL MFG. CO. ALGONA

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