The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 6, 1965 · Page 12
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, May 6, 1965
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since the peso Is worth but 8 cents. Older Mexican coins have a larger silver base as the peso once had a much greater exchange value. - o It might be a good idea for you to check your homeowner policies relative to the status of your hobby material. 1 found that mine would cover philatelic material up to $500, but coins only up to $100. Antiques likely are less of a problem, but is your coverage for household furnishings adequate for these extra value items. I found that an additional coverage clause could be added for coins, provided that they were kept most of the time in a safe deposit box. Otherwise, a special policy would be needed. As your hobby grows, so should your coverage. Rehearse For Concert Members of the Del Canto Chorus, including an added group of mrle singers, who will present a Spring Mtisicale hero in the high school auditorium May Sat 8 p. m., are shown during a rehearsal in the above photo. There will be no admission, but a free-will offering will lie received at the benefit concert, with which the Del Canto Music Club will purchase something musical for the Good Samaritan Home here. (Glenn's Studio Photo) 2-Algona (la.) Upper Des Molnei Thunday, May 6, 1965 FROM THE ATTIC... ... TO THE VAULT (Your Hobby - And Your K By Dick Palmer The show at Eagle Grove was but a shadow of the past, with only three exhibits and seven dealers. Dealer attendance was no doubt cut down by conflicting shows at Cherokee, Cresco and Mason City. The Kossuth Coin Club was there in usual force and Clarion, well-marked by their centennial beards, was also well represented. The exhibits were, however, very much quality, with Bud Montgomery's imaginative display of coins mounted on cut-outs relating to the basic coin design. Bud has now added some currency to his showing. JEugene Morris presented his excellent display of U. S. currency, so two champion exhibits were on hand. All the dealers were busy when I left, so despite limited attendance I suspect the day will turn out well for them. At least I didn't have to sacrifice needed spring work to attend. Tliic was the day of what I hope is the final snow. - o - The Sunday paper tells us the regular series of U.S. postage stamps is now to be replaced. It will be an all- portrait series with such diverse personalities asDookerT. Washington, General George Marshal and Eugene O'Neil, plus several presidential greats. Tlte scenic designs, such as the Alamo, Independence Hall and the Hermitage will be dropped. I think the stamp collecting fraternity would prefer the opposite of the department's intent. There has been considerable agitation for a series devoted to historical shrines and places of natural beauty. The decision to stick to portraits is a disappointment. The very recent 26-cent coil -picturing- Paul Revere will be the shortest lived of the present Liberty series. Actually, with the extensive use of meters, many of the higher denominations are seldom used by the average citizen. I wonder how many of you non-collectors know who is pictured on the 12, 15, 30 and 40 cent current stamps. Altho stocks are likely not very large, the demand for regular series stamps Is limited in mint. Most of the 1938 series can still be purchased at 20% over face. Of course, there may always be a sleeper value that somehow just didn't get stocked. At any rate, if you wnat any of the current series In unused condition, now is the time to get them. They are for the most part available at the agency, except for the obsolete 1 cent Washington, 1 1/2 Mt. Vernon, 5 cent Monroe, and the 8 cent Statuo of Liberty. This will mean new coils and stamp Iwoklets, too. Dooklet panes are often overlooked by collectors, but a page of them, particularly with the labels, makes an attractive showing. Nicely-centered items are not easy to obtain and even the agency stock Is often Inferior In tills respect. A lot can be done with specialized collecting of regular issued. Although often contained on price lists, many items are seldom actually in stock. Try to collect, for example, the full pane from a stamp booklet cancelled, cancelled line pairs of the coils, or used blocks of four or larger, either regular or plate. Despite a lower listing, they are much scarcer than the mint. Many find that their only scource of supply Is mixtures and often these are bare. -fl- it is well to keep in mind current bills have a basic exchange value that is not dependent upon desirability as far as the collector Is concerned. In my review of the Criswell book last week, I neglected to note the obvious pricing error relative to the current Mexican series. The 100 peso blllislisted in very good at $5. This would be a fine buy, since the exchange value whether uncirculated or poor is $8. All the denominations over 5 pesos are priced at under face. The one peso is listed at 50 cents uncirculated. For a year Mexico ceased to print this note, using coin instead, so this price is based on obsolescence. The bills, however, have been resumed for 1965. The Mexicans use the $ sign for the peso, so their one peso coin is often advertised as a silver dollar. The coin, however, is much smaller and has very little silver in it, Mrs. Clara Johnson, a resident of the Moss nursing home in Onawa, observed her 100th birthday on March 30. She was born in 1865 in Ohio and came in a covered wagon to Council Bluffs. St. Benedict CD A Holds M*D Banquet The St. Benedict C. D. A. held their Mother - Daughter Banquet at 6:30 p. m. in the St. Benedict hall April 27. Father Ruba of St. Benedict acted as toastmaster. Father Thomas Munn, chaplain from the Hospital of Retarded Children at Woodward, was the speaker. The Garrigan double quartet and the Garrigan singers furnished entertainment. They were accompanied by Susan Bode on the piano. Grand Regent Stella Eischen, gave the welcome. Violet Plemel gave the tribute to the daughters and her daughter, Jean Plemel, answered with the tribute to mothers. Chairladies for the banquet were Camilla Bormann and Dorothy Neppl. The decorating committee: BettyRicke, Beverly Colwell and Janice Ludwig, using a Hawaiian theme. In charge of the program and tickets were Delores Bormann and Marilyn Arndorfer. Ladies preparing the meal were Esther Mayer, Martha Grandgenett, Verna Peffer, Elizabeth Eischen, Mildred Brown and Anna Eischen; and waitresses were Florence Grandgenett, Leona Downs, Rosalia Eischen, Louisa Preuschl and Lucylle Kutschara. Local Student Nominated (For English Award John Snyder, Algona high school student, has been nominated for the Annual Achievement Awards Program, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). For the eighth year, NCTE is conducting the national Awards competition to grant recognition to outstanding high school seniors for excellence in English. The writing abilities and literary awareness of each nominee will be judged by local and state committees, and NCTE will announce the winners in December, 1965. The winners' names will be sent to every U. S. college and university director of admissions and English department chairman with the recommendation that these students be considered for scholarship ass- tstance. ._ Pacemaker* Mt>t The Algona Pacemakers 4-H Club met April 24 at the home of Dr. Harris, with Mark Elbert as host. Bob Stillman led'the pledge of allegiance. New members initiated were Tom Krause and Bob Stillman. Activity for the afternoon was practice at the rifle range. ••••••••••••••••••••I New Car A coin-operated car wash will be opened by Chuck Behr at his Standard Oil Station on state street here in about three weeks. It will be located south of his present facilities, and will be a self service set-up. il electric water heating... quick... pet... sale Outside and inside, the ELECTRIC water heater has the features you'll want. Outside, the electric water heater tank is sturdy—and safe, too, actually cool to the touch. Inside, are the quick-recovery electric heating units that keep water hot for you, 'round the clock. Today, vee your electric dealer about a new electric water heater—another way to live better, electrically! Algona Municipal Utilities ALGONA SA TURD A Y, MA Y 8th 9:00 A. M. until 9:00 P. M. SUNDA Y, MA Y 9th 1:00 P. M. until 10:00 P. M. Floral Hall - Kossuth Fairgrounds- Algona — SEE— Special Car Models of BUICK, CADILLAC, CHEVROLET, CHRYSLER, DODGE, FORD, MERCURY, OLDSMOBILE, PLYMOUTH, PONTIAC, RAMBLER Terrific Stage Show ACTS DIRECT FROM CHICAGO Harry "King" Cole is the fabulously funny, outstanding Master of Ceremonies. A one man show! Seiler and Seabold have a sparkling variety of acts, including magic, ballet, and other dancing. Their skiis however will stop the show. They perform difficult technical steps, spins, falls, splits, and somersaults that get continuous laughter. >.;V"X^ --WIN FREE- A NEW AUTOMOBILE—Your choice of nine different makes. Drawing will take place at 9:00 p.m. Sunday. You need not be present to win. Second prize is a fine stereophonic record player console. Admission Tickets $1.00 Including Tax Tickets Available a! Any Algona Car Dealer or Parts Jobber. Sponsored by AUTOMOTIVE BUREAU Algona Chamber of Commerce FREE 7UP & DR. PEPPER SERVED All DURING SHOW

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