The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 20, 1965 · Page 6
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 6

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, May 20, 1965
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6-Algcna (la.) Upper Des Moines Thursday, May 20, 1965 ^^^.jm^^^m^^^l^^^^^^^^^^jgjj^^^l^^^g^^jjjj^^jjl^^ljjjj^jjj^^^m ^^B^^^^B^^^^B^^^^^^^^BI^^^^Mi^^^M^^^^H^^^^^^^^^i^^^^^*^^^^^^^^^^ FROM THE ATTIC... ... TO THE VAULT (Your Hebby - And Your Neighbor'*) By Dick Palmer Anniversary time a^ain. This column first appeared two years ago around the first of June. This is certainly not one of the more momentous events in history and a celebration may or may not be called for, but we'll follow the first year tradition and hold one anyway. We invite our readers to again share in a birthday drawing requiring an investment of four cents and not much time. All you have to do is to send your name and address to me at Box 3G, Algona. A postcard will suffice. I hope that you may also have some questions or some topics that you might like to have discussed in this column. These are not necessary, however. I like questions and suggestions, particularly at this time of year, so 1 can write a couple of columns in advance before leaving on an early summer trip. Entries will be accepted up to June 3, but send your card and question now before you forget. The cards will be mixed together and several will be selected at random for anniversary gifts. - o - Now what will you possibly receive for your four cent gamble ? I realize that many of you are not collectors of stamps and coins, my two fields. However, I think we can provide some tokens that are interesting and attractive, whether you collect or not. Alter all, I don't consider myself an antique collector but I have some and would welcome more. Frankly, at this writing, I haven't made any firm selections, but prizes will include a decorative frame of currency, a set of Portuguese government postcards with full color pictures of Portuguese soldiers from early timas to dale, an uncir- culated 1879S silver dollar and various other items that I have written about, including a U. S. proof stamp. If you have never won anything before, this may lie your day. None of the winners last year expected a lucky draw, either. Prizes will either be mailed to you or left at the Upper Des Moines office. Address your cards, however, to me at Box 36 rather than the Upper Des Moines. - o - The racket is now well underway In respect to proof or proof- like sets. The Austrian mint charges $12, plus postal costs for their 1965 set with a face value of around $3.60 and the French aren't much better. Various other governments also appear to me to be excessively high. These charges will be sustained only if collectors insist on buying. Foreign collecting is growing rapidly but the field is a vast one and there are so many older pieces that are just as attractive as these recent issues and they actually served as money. I have seen uncirculated 1965 Canadian dollars that are frosted more attractively than most of the proofs. I frankly don't believe that the so-called proof finish is sufficiently superior to warrant the inflated extra charge. While much is made of the limited quantity, all you have to do is to check the price lists Enjoy a call this weekend! MANY LONG DISTANCE RATES WITHIN IOWA REDUCED! The latest reduction in rates for Iowa telephone users makes Long Distance a bigger bargain than ever! Station call evening rates (6 to 8 p.m. daily) are now in effect all day on Saturday up to 8 p.m. Even lower rates all day Sunday! New night rates, lowest rates of all. apply all day on Sunday as well as from 8 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. nightly. Now you can enjoy a telephone visit anytime on Sunday at lowest Long Distance rates in history! No need to wait until evening hours . . . lowest rates are in effect all day on Sunday. Use this chart to save money on your Long Distance calls 4:JO A.M. 4:10 A.*. STATION LONG DISTANCE CALLING GUIDE MOM DAT THROUGH FRIOAJ t p.m. « P M NUT MOHNIN8 4 JO A.M. to see that these "limits" are more than enough to meet normal collecting demands. Only speculation keeps the price up. The 1000 yen Japanese crown for the Olympic games was reported as very limited and a sell-out. The early price was around $12.50. Now several offer it at around $8 and one offer comes in at $5. The face value is about $2.78. Considering handling charge sand normal profit, $5 represents a reasonable price and the one that should have prevailed in Uie first place. One problem, I think is that too many hands handle these tefore many retail offerings, which means too many profits. The new Curacao •or Netherlands Antilles 2 1/2 gulden crown has an average retail of $3.25, yet the face value is only $1.33. It ought to be imported and offered for less than that. I noted a $3 or so price tag on the new Swedish 5 Kr. with a face value of about $1. Initial offering of the coming Philippine crowns with a face value of 50 cents are $3 and Uiis from a firm in Manila. A check of ads for foreign coins shows that a substantial percent offer only current items. This Indicates the basic scarcity of the older material. Now is the time to add some of these attractive Items and forget the inflated moderns until prices represent normal profit margins. For the record, I would like to state that I have finally accepted the age of automation and purchased a power lawn mower. "We've six kids, you know ..." How well the mower and I will get along remains to be seen. It chugs right along and seems to have a mind of its own. I have visions of chasing It into the ravine. 19 Seniors Get Diplomas At Cylinder, May 21 Commencement exercises for the class of 1965 of the Cylinder Consolidated School will be held at 8 p.m. on May 21 in the school gymnasium. James Duncan, Head of the Radio-TV department at Drake University will deliver the commencement address. Duncan, a former Iowa coach and superintendent, has been the author of articles which have appeared in such magazines as Saturday Evening Post, Pageant, Sport, Sports Illustrated, Country Gentlemen, and Successful Farming. He had also written a nationally syndicated football column. Duncan is a Lieutenant Commander, Retired, USNR: has served as executive secretary of the Iowa Broadcasters Association, director of Radio and TV for the Iowa State Fair and for many years has been the announcer at state track meets. His topic will be the "The True All- Americans." Members of the graduating class are: Janice Alderson, Beth Berkland, James Berkland, Mary Jane Codey, Mark Crawford, Rosalie Fraser, Merrill Grisham, Paul Hanson, Tom Hoch, Patricia Janssen, Bill Kane, Martha Nelson, May Nelson, Vern Prentice, Pam Randa, Allan Schmeling, Lilith Solberg, Stephanie Thomson, and Nancy Weisbrod. 50 YEARS Dr. Lawrence R. Locher of Farley is still practicing dentistry there after 50 years. He recently attended the 50th anniversary of his graduating class in dentistry at Northwestern University, along with eighteen others of the class. Dr.Locher's wife, Marie, has acted as his dental assistant for the past 37 years. _________ CONSTRUCTION PAPER White & Colors, 12x18. — Upper Des Moines Pub. Co., Office Supply Dept. Dow weed and grass killers and this new leaf lifter Control weeds and grass in corn for $1 an acre Here'* how Dowpon* grass killer controls foxtail or pigeon grass and also other annual seedling grasses. Mix it with Esteron* 99 or Formula 40* weed killers to control pigweed, lambtquarters, wild mustard and other broadleaf weeds. Then mount a leaf lifter on your cultivator and spray away. Field tests showed weeds and grass controlled ... a 10% increase In corn yields . . . and no carry-over of chemical in the soil to interfere with future crops. We have everything you need, stop In today. • Trademark of Th* Dow Ch«mical Company, ISEBRAND PRODUCE Phone 928-2631 TITONKA, IOWA GOOD NEIGHBORS TO KNOW AROUND THE TOWN & COUNTRY Meet Clyde Priebe Of Algona This^/eek's CountRy-Neighbor^ is Clyde Priebe, who,lias"been;' "a resident of Kossuth for practically all "his life. Mr. Priebe and his family live 2 3/4 miles east of Algona in Plum Creek township where he owns 240 acres and rents an additional 360. Mr. Priebe had corn, oats and beans during 1964. He also raises cattle, hogs and chickens but calls raising corn his favorite job around the farm. Born at Taopi, Minn., Dec. 24, 1922, Clyde is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Priebe, Algona. He came with his parents and brother Beryl to Kossuth county the next year. He was married to Gladys Rinehart, daughter, <tf ,.Mr. and Mrs. Glen Rinehart, Mason City, Sept. 13,1943. They have three children, Alan, senior at Algona high school where he played football and basketball, Patricia, and Kimberly. Clyde and Gladys met while skating at Titonka. He lists hunting as his favorite hobby and has been a top-flight windmill softball pitcher for several teams in this area since World War II. Mrs. Priebe calls knitting and sewing her favorite hobbies. Mr. and Mrs. Priebe have lived on their present farm their entire married life. Upper D*s Moines Publishing Co. PRINTING AT IT'S BEST - WITH QUALITY AND ECONOMY .1)111(11 s'll'i li liUV/ li'.iKOO I'- - *• .>. Phi 293-3539 - Algona II H PR I EATINGsPLUMBIN Buscher Brothers Impl. Minneapolis Moline - Kelly-Ryan - PapM New Idea Farm Machinery • i«rvlc» • Fri*ndly * CouiUaui Alwtyt N. Main St. Phone 295-3451 Robinson Construction Co. Sioux Steel Buildings Building Construction Far ilit, itrtngth, loM Hi* and ••*• oi building, tniltl on — SIOUX — Another •dvinccmtaj IB •••tor forming, E. E, Roblnton Esit on Hwr. II Phone 295-3374 Pictured above is the P. R. Irons Heating and Plumbing establishment located at 812 East McGregor Street in Algona. The business has been in Algona since 19-10. A larger building was needed to facilitate the expanding business back in 1946 and this is the building to the east of the original building. Irons features the leading brands of plumbing fixtures, furnaces and air conditioning equipment. In addition to the heating and plumbing work the business does a complete line of sheet metal work, 'which is all done in their location. For reliable, efficient and friendly service in your plumbing & heating needs, be they large or small, call P. R. Irons Heating and Plumbing. They are "Completely equipped to sene you completely." Joe Bradley Equipment South Hotel Algona Farm Machinery - Trucks ~ Tirei M«iity-H»r»li AHU-Ch»lm»r» OUv«r CMC Truckt FiiMJpn* TU»i Phone 205-2421 Northwestern Bell Ernie Williams John Deere Farm Machinery BOTH QUAUTY & SERVICE oi'.ileil «• a v I of on Algona implement Co, Your Frinidly International Harvester Dealer F-VU.M liQUP.MK.NT MOTOR i UL'CKJi Sales \ Service •' - . ..'.-aSmeSSSSSSSi .. ii MI. n Irons Heating & Plumbing "Completely Equipped Te Serve You Completely" Plumbing - H«t!lng Shot Mtttl or Oil Pump» W»:?r Coropl«tff

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