12-Algena, (lo.) Upper Des Moines Thundoy, Jun* 10, 1965 ^^_ - ^^ fc __^^^_ - ^^^^^^^ j ^^. a ^^^_^^ hu ^^ t- JMfc_^«^.^« fc- ^™^-^H ^•••••••^^^B ^^ ^^^*^ FROM THE ATTIC... ... TO THE VAULT (Your Hobby - And Your Neighbor'*) By Dick Palmer My comments on post office checks on mail from communist countries was timely if dated. About two days after I sent my column in, the Supreme Court declared this "big brother" approach unconstitutional. To my mind, there would be a legal difference between solicited and unsolicited literature, which the law apparently didn't make, but I still feel that the ultimate censor is an individual's wastebasket. Jean Abbott wrote a rather interesting paper for English which was passed on for social studies review. It was on the field of genealogy. Jean called attention to a book available In the public library by Gilbert H. Doane, "Searching for your Ancestors." We are well aware of the several societies that base membership on an ancestorial line but did you know that there was a Society of Descendants of Colonial Tavern Keepers? And if he fired at the British, you could join the DAR as well. The on again, off again saga of the silver dollar continues, but perhaps is now at rest. I was very much surprised when the President directed that they be minted. Like the editor of this paper, I, too, reserve the right to be critical of Democratic incumbents without necessarily changing party and my immediate reaction to this bulletin was warmly negative. The order was soon cancelled, which leads me to believe that those closer to the silver problem and coin collector psychology than the President got his ear, hence enabling sanity to prevail. The proposed 45 million mintage would have been quickly hoarded and offered for resale. Those in the west who seek the return of their favored cartwheels would have received precious little satisfaction of this Issue. They could only grit their teeth in frustration and witness the merchandising of their monetary symbol at $2 a coin and up. All of this ties In with a question asked by Charles Dunn as to why dealers are offering around $1.10 for any silver dollar. 1 have discussed this problem off and on, but perhaps a summary in answer to this question would now be in order. * * * 1. The offer of a 5 to 10% permium over face regardless of condition or date could indicate sheer speculation based on the silver content. At the present price of silver on toe open market, a silver dollar contains almost one dollar in actual silver bullion. Since there are grave doubts about the ability of the government thru its silver stocks to long hold the market price at the current level, the purchase of bullion thru coins makes an attractive speculation. The amount being Invested over face is not large and this may be partially covered by premium dates or varieties. * * * 2. Thousands of people thru- out the country have for years carefully set aside every silver dollar that came into their possession in normal business dealing. These people are not coin collectors but merely hoarders operating under the Gresham's law rather than any specific motive. That is, they hoard unusual money to them and spend the common, insofar as there is such a tiling. The same practice is carried on with $2 bills. Seeing an ad such as this with a quick 10% return might encourage them to part with their hoard. Since they may know nothing about coin values, they will simply offer them in bulk and the dealer would have no particular moral obligation to sort thru and check on valuable dates. One or two dollars might be enougn to recover we premium paid, thus leaving no more than face invested in the rest for bullion speculation. Recently, I checked thru a large lot which had been hoarded in just ttiis way and tho the condition of the coins was poor, there were several Carson City mints, plus others, so 1 would have done very well had I bought at bulk price. * * * It should be noted, aowever, that this speculation will pay only if there is a fairly strong increase in the market price and soon. Many of these dollars have been purchased with loans at 6% and even if casli were vised, the hoarder still sacrifices the 4 to 5% lie would be earning if the money were used elsewhere. We will see silver dollars circulating again only when it becomes apparent that Uie price of silver will be stabilized and only when the old ones without any real coin collector value are circulating will It be feasible to mint a new date. Clarion is celebrating their 100th anniversary June G-9. Attractive medals are available at $1.25 from Don Watts, Rainbow Cleaners, Clarion. There are also three different types of wooden nickels in black, green and red. The next two columns will be written well In advance as 1 will be heading East. Wesley Girl Gets Degree From College RUTH NELSON WESLEY - Ruth Ann Nelson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Nelson, was graduated May 28 from Briar Cliff College, Sioux City, with the degree of bachelor of arts with a major In art education and a minor in English, and with the distinction cum laude. She was also selected to appear In the 1964-65 edition of Who's Who Among* Students in American Colleges and Universities. Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Altch- Ison and family of Cedar Rapids spent the Memorial weekend in the parental Clarence Altcheson home. Other guests Sunday were the Gen Schutjers of Charles City. Mrs. Viola Studer reports her second great-grandchild, Kevin John, born recently to Gloria Ann Kelch and her husband, John Galema, Round Lake, Minn. They also have 21/2 year old Lori Ann. Dinner guests May 29 in the Leonard Arndorfer home were Vic Loebig and daughters, Sister Giovanni and Sister Michele of Milwaukee, Wise., and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Doughan. Mr. and Mrs. Julius Kelch and family of Waseca, Minn, visited her mother, Mrs. Viola Studer and other relatives and friends here and at Corwith and Algona over the weekend. The Mark Bodes of Omaha, Neb. spent several days over the Memorial Day weekend at the parental John Steier home, Whittemore, and at his parental Herman Bode home and with other relatives. The library board met with Mrs. L. L. Lease June 7. Local Guard Unit To Camp For 14 Days Capt. Howard Stephenson, commander of Battery B, 1st Howitzer Battalion, 194th Artillery, Iowa National Guard, has announced the local Guard unit will serve its annual summer encampment at Camp Ripley, Minn. July 31-August 14 tills year. The Reservists and National Guardsmen and their employers in the Algona area were reminded this week that each has rights and responsibilities in connection with summer training. James W. Hlggins, regional director of the U. S. Labor Department's Office of Veteran's Re-pmployment Rights, cited these general provisions of fed- oral statutes: Employees must request a leave of absence for training and report back promptly when It is over. Employers must grant leave for official training duty and must re-Instate the employee on his return, with such seniority, status, pay and vacation rights as though he had not left. The Labor Department official pointed out that vacation rights are among those which must be restored; that is, training duty for short periods need not be served on the employee's vacation time. 22 Cars And Trucks Are Sold In Area A total of 22 new vehicles were registered at the office of County Treasurer Rosella Volgt last week. Owners are: Chevrolet - R. T. Uthof, Fenton, truck; McFall Plbg. & Htg., Fenton, pickup; G. F. Schuster, Titonka, pickup; Harold Gartner, Titonka, pickup; J. R. McCarthy, Lakota, pickup; L. B. and Margaret Govern, Titonka; and Ethel M. Colwell, Algona. Ford •• Quaker Oats Co., Algona; and Vileda L. Bruns, Titonka. Dodge - Percival Motors, Algona, pickup; and R. E. or Ardella Will, LuVerne. CMC - M. J. Bradley, Algona, pickup. Pontiac - Elmer or Dorothy Cook, Algona; and Leonard or Eleanor Klocke, Algona. Plymouth - Jane A. Dannewitz, Algona; and J. L. Wilberg, Fenton. Rambler - D. W. Jorgenson, Algona. Buick - H. M. or Sylvia O'Brien, Bode. Olds - Kenneth or Kathryn Pelrce, Algona. Mercury - Taylor Motor Co., Algona; and W. H. or Verla Brandt, Titonka. Honda - J. R. Peterson, Algona. MUSHROOM An eight stemmed mushroom was found recently by Everett Brockway of Mediapolls. Where? He's not telling. Despite its name and strange, appearance, the seahorse Is a true fish. IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE STATE OF IOWA IN AND FOR KOSSUTH COUNTY Probate No. 6709 NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, OF APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR, AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN. THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Arthur G. Illg, Deceased. TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ABOVE ENTITLED ESTATE: You are hereby notified that on the 7th day of June, 1965, the last will and testament of the above namod decedent, bearing date the 20th day of September, 1948, was admitted to probate in the above named court and that the undersigned was appointed executor of said estate. Notice Is given that all persons indebted to said estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned, and creditors having claims against said estate shall file them with the clerk of the above named district court, as provided by law, duly authenticated, for allowance; and unless so filed within six months from the second publication of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) such claim shall thereafter be forever barred. Dated this 7th day of June, 1965. Rosalia Illg Executor of said Estate Bode, Iowa MoMahon & Cassel Attorneys) for said Executor Algona, Iowa Date of second publication 15th day of June, 1965. (43-44) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE STATE OF IOWA IN AND FOR KOSSUTH COUNTY Probate No. 8722 NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF ADMINISTRATOR IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Consuntlna Marias Ehrhardt a/k/a Connie Ehrhardt, Deceased. TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ABOVE ENTITLED ESTATE: You are hereby notified that all persons indebted to said estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned, and creditors having claims against said estate shall file them with the clerk of the above nam«d district court, as provided by law, duly authen'- Icated, for allowance, a.id unless so filed within six months from the second publication of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) such claim shall thereafter be forever barred. Dated this 9th day of June, 1965. Marlel Ehrhftrdi Administrator of said Estaie 523 1/2 North llth St. Fort Dodge, Iowa Hamilton & Schlll Attorney for said Administrator Fort Dodue, Iowa Date of second publication 15th day of June, 1965. (43-44) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE STATE OF IOWA IN AND FOR KOSSUTH COUNTY NOTICE OF HEARING ON PROBATE OF WILL IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Garret D. Welhousen, Deceased. TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: You are hereby notified that on the 21st day of June, 1965, at ten o'clock a. m. at the County Court House in the City of Algona In the above County and State, hearing will be had for proof of the Instrument dated December 10, 1942, and codicil attached thereto dated July 16, 1964, purporting to be the Last Will and Testament of Garret D. Welhousen, Deceased, at which time and place said Instrument will be admitted to probate unless good cau^e be shown to the contrary. Alma Pearson Clerk, Said District Court Llnnan, Lynch & Straub, Attorneys Algona, Iowa (43) NOTICE OF HEARING AND LETTING NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF IMPROVEMENTS TO THE EXISTING STORM SEWER SYSTEM OF THE CITY OF ALGONA, IOWA, AND THE TAKING OF BIDS FOR SUCH CONSTRUCTION, Notice Is Hereby Given that the City Council of the City of Algona, Iowa will meet at the City Hall In Algona, Iowa on the 30th day of June, 1965 at 8:00 o'clock P. M., C. D. S. T., at which time and place a hearing will be held and said Council proposes to adopt plans and specifications and form of contract, and to receive bids for the construction of improvements to the Municipal Storm Sewer system of said city and act upon proposals received and enter Into. a contract or contracts for the construction of said Improvements. The nature of said improvements and work to be done is the furnishing of all materials, labor, tools and equipment in connection with the placement of various sized reinforced concrete storm water sewer pipe with miscellaneous appurtenances constructed at the following locations: Beginning at a new storm water Junction box manhole located 11 feet South of the North line of Poplar Street and 95 feet East of the East line of Putnam Street; the Improvement extending West 100 feet from this Junction box manhole, then North 190.8 feet to a storm water intake located 12.5 feet North of the South line of Locust Street, then extending Northwesterly 53.4 feet and terminating at a storm water intake located 17.5 feet West of the East line of Putnam Street. Beginning at an existing storm water Junction box manhole located on the West side of Colby Street on the Northern alley between Colby street and McGregor Street, then extending East 654 feet to an existing storm water Intake located on the West side of a Phillips Street paving. Colby Street - State Street intersection, the improvement consisting of the removal and replacement of the Northwest, Northeast, Southeast and Southwest intersection corner storm water Intakes and the connecting storm water pipe. All storm water pipe from '.he intakes terminating into the existing storm water Junction box manhole lo. cated in the Southwest area of the paved portion of the intersection. All proposals and bids in con. nection herewith shall be submitted to the City Clerk, City Hall, Algona, Iowa on or before the time herein set for said hearing. All proposals shall be made on official bidding blanks furnished by the city and any alterations In the official form of proposal win entitle the City Council at its option to reject the proposal involved from consideration. Each proposal shall be sealed and plainly identified. Each proposal shall be accompanied by a certified check in an amount equal to five per cent (5%) of the total amount bid, drawn on and certified tp by ft bank In Iowa, payable to the CUy Treasurer of Algona, Iowa, as security that If awarded the contract by resolution of the Council, the bidder will enter Into a contract at the prices bid and will furnish the required corporate surety bond. The certified check shall be In a separate envelope accompanying the bid and mfiy be cashed and the proceeds retained by the City as liquidated damages if the bidder falls to execute a contract or file an acceptable bond for the faithful performance thereof within fourteen (14) days after the acceptance of his proposal by resolution of the Council. No bidder mny withdraw a proposal for fifteen (15) days after the date for opening bids. At said hearing the Council will consider the plans and specifications and proposed form of the contract for the project, the same now being on file with the City Clerk, reference to which is made for a more detailed and complete description of the proposed Improvements, and at said tlmo and place the City Council will also receive and consider any objections to said plans, specifications and form of contract made by any interested party. Payment for the said Improvements will be made from cash on hand thirty-one (31) days after completion of all work and acceptance thereof by resolution of the Council, subject to the conditions and In accordance with the provisions of Chapter 573 of the Code of Iowa, 1962. The successful bidder will be required to furnish a bond In the amount equal to one hundred per cent (100%) of the contract price, said bond to be issued by a responsible surety, and approved by the Council and shall guarantee the faithful performance of the contract and the terms and conditions therein contained and shall guarantee prompt payment for all mater-. ials and labor, and protect and save harmless the City of Algona, Iowa from claims and damages of any kind caused by the operations of the Contractor, and shall also guarantee the work against faulty workmanship and materials for a period of one (1) year from and after Its completion, and acceptance by the Council. The work under the proposed contract shall be started within 15 days after awarded the contract and shall be completed within 20 working days thereafter, subject to any extensions of tim: which may be granted by the City. The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to enter inio such contract or contracts as It may deem to be for Its best Interests. By virtue of statutory authority preference will be given to products and provisions grown and coal produced within the state of Iowa, and to Iowa domestic labor. Plans and specifications and form of contract governing the construction of the proposed Improvements and also the prior proceedings of the Council referring to and defining said proposed Improvements are hereby made a part of this notice by reference and the proposed contract or contracts shall be executed In compliance therewith. Plans and specifications and form of contract are now on file in the office of the City Clerk, City Hall, Algona, Iowa where they may be examined by any interested party. Copies may be obtained from Wallace, Holland, Rastier & Schmttz, Engineers, of Mason City, Iowa for the use of bona-flde bidders, at no extra cost. This notice is given by order of the City Council of the City of Algona, Iowa. CITY OF ALGONA, IOWA By Wm. J. Finn Mayor ATTEST: David A. Smith Clerk (SEAL) (43-44) WIRING Coftn«ef«d or nectRic ; U I I "JIM UtT" • Phone 295*2223 ! . . . at its best with "Quality You Can Taste" ANDERSON ERICKSON DAIRY PRODUCTS At Your Favorite Food Store or Super Market Ander»on-Erick«on Dairy Co. DAY AT YOUR CCA MEMBER TUESDAY, JUNE 15 AT HOBARTO The Hobarton Co-Op Elevator has recently merged with the Whittemore Co-Op Elevator and we would like to take this opportunity to invite everyone to come in and see us on this OPEN HOUSE DAY. * BIG FEED DISCOUNTS * FREE HAM SANDWICHES & COFFEE * REGISTER FOR DOOR PRIZES BUYING & SELLING OF GRAIN r PORT/WE" GRINDING 0 BULK FEED DELIVERY FERTILIZER ! GASOLINE LIQUID j FUEL OIL DRY ! . ANHYDROUS! * „„ AMMONIA! LUBRICANTS, CO-OP O GOLDEN SUN FEEDS Hobcii'ton Bremen WHITTEMORE CO-OP AlOONA ELEVATOR JIM KOUASCH, MOR.
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