Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on September 15, 1966 · Page 3
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 3

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, SEPT. 15.1966 Industry . , (Continued from Page 1) which serves as an aid in lotak ing farmers. The old "seek-and- find" msthod was time-consuming and inaccurate. Thus, a directory was established, elimift- atirig trial and error. Originally serving Kossuth county only, the directory now encompasses 350 counties throughout the midwest. In addition to the 12 states already serviced, expansion is planned to include Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. Directory Service, Inc. also originated the "Zip Code Book" which is sold through service organizations and specialty houses. Two printing shifts work daily! in order to meet the production schedule. Officers in the organization are Jerry Leaneagh, pres., Ron Taylor, vice-pres., Jim Chal- strpm, treas., and Marguerite Heinrich, assistant production manager. PIONEER HI-BRED CORN CO. Since 1938, the Pioneer Hi- Bred Corn Co. has serviced the Northwest Corn Belt, with headquarters in Algona. They are equipped to grow, harvest, process and package corn. Their experimental plant, also located in Algona, is exclusive in production and features testing and developing hybrid corn. Pioneer has 5350 acres in production, annually. Demand for the hybrid seed has leveled off in the last few years. Prior to some ten years ago, there were still some farmers planting open corn, but now practically all use a hybrid. Thus the market has leveled and production can be teemed to demands. , Where formerly there was an added market because some farmers did not use the hybrids, now demand is for seed design ed for a certain locality or condition of growing, and this means more development for this kind of a market. • One of many plants throughout Iowa, the local company env ploys 40 full-time in addition to seasonal personnel. Local plant manager is Herb Hedlund. EVERDS BROS. CONTRACTING The firm was formed in 1944 by James and Richard Everds and has boon located in Algona since its inception. Besides building roads of asphaltic concrete, the firm also specializes in building shoulders for roads and road bases. Its payroll includes about 100 area residents and at times, as many as 05 truckers have been employed by the company at one time to handle its work. Equipment includes a hot mix plant, draglines, graders, lay-down, units and a variety of smaller pieces of equipment. Everds Bros, normally em- ploys'three to five crews at one time for its road operations. Although the firm has done a great deal of work in Kossuth county, it bids on work in all parts of the state and presently has . a large crew operating in the Waverly area. Co-owners are James Everds of Algona and Richard Everds of Estherville. Two well-known vice presidents who are employed in the Algona office are Doug Meyer, Humboldt, and Cliff. Skog- strom, Algona. Both, incidentally, are former star athletes at Algona high- school. DRUGGISTS MUTUAL INS. CO. In 1902, a fire consumed a drug store in Titonka, Iowa belonging, to a. young druggist named Al Falkenhainer. Already active in the Iowa Pharmaceutical Association, he began talking to his follow druggists about fire insurance, Two complaints arose. First, rates on drug stores were higher than on most other retail businesses, cause of the "dangerous chemicals." Second, claim settlements were difficult because of low standards prevalent in the fire insurance business of that time'. A survey indicated there were no more fires in drug stores than other stores and in 1909, Mr, Falkenhainer led a small group of men who signed up for $1,000 in fire insurance, paid the premium, and obtained a charter for a mutual fire insurance company. It was found at the end of the first operating year that 35 pey cent of the premiums could be returned to the policyowners after paying losses and expenses. The cost of insurance today for each $1,000 of protection is around 25 per cent less than it was 10 years ago, with the advent of "packaging," discounts, better construction, more efficient fire protec.tion, etc. Al Falkenhainer, foiunder of Druggists Mutual, died of & heart attack in 1932 ait the age of 57. However, he lived to see the (Concluded on Page 4) BROWN or POWDERED DES MOINES UGAR I BLEACH 1 Q • ^^m- AGNER'S • ORANGE • GRAPE • PINEAPPLE • GRAPEFRUIT DRINK 32 Oz. Jar 19 c 20 Oz. Bottle *?*,i •i ! •ft 12 Oz. Bottle Aunt Jemima Syrup AUNT JEMIMA With 2 Lb. Box Pancake Mix 39 c Fresh Fruits &• Vegetables MINNESOTA RED or WHITE POTATOES 100 :.'2.98 YOUR CHOICE + New Crop Onions +Tokay Grapes Ibs. + Squash + Carrots 25 EXTRA Gift House Stamps -With 2 Heads of Lettuce- _LL d Dependable Delicious Meats Il> V '...- I BEEF ROAST Blade Ib. 'A f& BE£F ROAST WWf/l^ll^!!^!!V$!^ 50 EXTRA Gift House Stamps -With 3 Lbs. of Ground Beef- 7-Bone Cut Ib 59 BEEF ROAST Arm Cut Ib 69 Appetizing Good Groceries NESTLED QUIK . . 2 "• •" GIANT SIZE BOLD .... W GIANT SIZE JOY .... 58 25 EXTRA Gift House Stamp -With 2 Bags of Nuts- I I Rib Boil IB 39< Beef Stew «> 69< 5 « BLUE STAR POTATO CHIPS MONARCH CREAM STYLE or Twin Pack • M Reg. 59c 39* 303 Can 25 EXTRA Gift House Stamps - With 2 Bags of Candy Bars - ^^ 1 WHOLE KERNEL CORN . 17 MONARCH CHOCOLATE CHIPS m 12 Oi. Bag 39* W8fll^!IV*MMi;i!\i^^ 50 EXTRA Gift House Stamps - With Lb. off Pork Chops or moro - I«7iy!tf\(i/&ii^^ GROUND BEEF 3 1.29 CLUB ib 69 PORK TENDERLOINS HAM WESTERN MAID Quart SALAD DRESSING 37' NEW INSTANT Box QUAKER OATS It • • • GOLDEN ICECREAM 39* Gallon $|19 50 EXTRA Gift House Stamps -WHhlOLbs. of Potatoes- PATTIES EACH HAM LOAF ib 59 OURS IS THE BEST IN TOWN! SATHER Reg. 39c Each HOME-MADE ^^ FROZEN ORANGE JUICE .19" Cookies 3 1 Pork Sausage lk 49 "DOUBLE STAMPS ON SUNDAY AND WEDNESDAY" Ron & Jack's Food Center t PRICES GOOD THRU WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21

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