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New'65 area phone books now in mail Mail delivery of Algona's new telephone directory is now under way, according to John Claude, manager here, Delivery should be completed by Friday, Feb. 19. Information on how to dial direct to telephones in distant cities will be found oil page three of the phone book. Area code numbers for 3000 frequently called cities will be found in the directory beginning on page There are thousands of dial- able cities not included in the directory list. "If the city you wish to call is not listed," Claude said, "just dial 'operator'. She will be glad to tell you if it can be dialed and what area code to use." To help Algona telephone users find local numbers faster and easier, this year's phone book will have only the Algona listing section preceding the yellow pages. All other cities listed in the directory will be placed after the yellow pages in alphabetical order. Telephone users in Algona who have occasion to call Humboldt, Bode, Lavermore or Ottosen will find new telephone numbers for these cities following the yellow pages of the phone book. Listings for Bode, Lavermore and Ottosen have been combined into one section entitled "Bode- Livermore-Ottosen." Dial telephone service will begin in Humboldt Sunday, Feb. 21. At that time, Algona telephone users will be able to dial their own station-to-station long distance calls direct to telephones in Humboldt as well as Bode, Livermore and Ottosen. Similarly, telephone users in these communities will be able to dial direct to telephones in Algona. The new directory cover picture is the third in a series of special designs to promote Iowa's educational institutions, places of interest, agricultural supremacy and industrial growth. This year, the cover, illustrates Iowa's diversified economy. Purpose of the cover is to remind lowans that industry and agriculture now stand side by side to provide them with the greatest economic fltability.-in 'the state's history.^ : •'-'>'•'?''''•'':v-V.-.-;'.,;;' The picture is a panoramic landscape showing a farm and fertile fields in the foreground. Beyond the fields is a small Iowa community and in the distance is a symbolic city with its factories and industry. Claude pointed out that Algona presently has 4112 telephones, or a gain of 167 telephones since the last directory was issued. Alqona Ktmuth County VOL, 65-NO. 12 /MONDAY,'MB, t$, 1965 - ALGONA, IOWA - 8 PAGES IN 1 SECTION Entered OS sctbrid tfoss matter, 6*. .1, 1968, ot Algonci, Iowa, postoffico undfif Acf of Congress March 8, 1879 State Historical Iowa City, Iowa Society X once 12-inch snow buries Kossuth Store owner at Galbraith found dead Warner Wermersen, 72, was found dead early Friday morning in the Galbraith store he has operated for a number of years. He was a bachelor. Harry Thilges, area farmer, came to the store about 8 a.m. and when' he found it locked, pounded on the door. When he didn't arouse Wermersen, he broke open the front door and found Mr. Wermersen dead behind a counter. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst and assistant county medical examiner Dr. Robert Braiherd, Lu- Verne, were called. Death was ruled to have been from natural causes. Funeral services for Mr. Wer- mersen will be. held Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Blake Funeral Home at Corwith with burial in the Corwith- cemetery. Rev. H. U. Smith, Methodist pastor, will officiate. Mr. Wermersen was born and raised at Corwith. ON DEAN'S LIST Mary Louise Gales, daughter of Mr and Mrs Ernest J. Gales, Bode, is on the dean's list for high scholastic achievement during the first semester at Mount Mercy College, Cedar Rapids. Snowbound on state street PLOWING OUT was the order of the day Friday and this was a familiar scene along State street. Unofficial reports put the snowfall at 12 inches. Drifting was so bad many cars got stuck on State street during.the night Thursday. Exclusive Adva'nce Photo"by Mike Stillman. Snowfall is one of heaviest in history Winter's worst wallop buried Kossuth county under 12 inches of snow Thursday. It was one of the heaviest snowfalls here in history and certainly the worst blizzard in Kossuth county in four or five years. However, only one accident was reported in the two-day interval. A relatively warm sun Friday helped things get back to normal and travel resumed slowly Friday morning. By noon highways 18 and 169 were clear and near normal. The storm blew into Kossuth county about 8 a.m. Thursday morning. By noon, over four inches of snow had fallen and classes in most Kossuth schools were let out early as the storm increased in intensity. Northwest winds caused heavy drifting, not only in the country but in town as well. All schools in Kossuth county were closed Friday — for the second time during the week. Heavy ice caused school cancellations Monday and Tuesday. ALL ALGONA stores remained open Thursday but late in the afternoon, many store owners sent their clerks home. There just wasn't anything stirring. On Friday, many out-of-town clerks did not arrive until noon. There was virtually no travel on the highways Thursday night. Even in town, cars became stuck on many streets — even on State street. As the snow piled up, and snow tires were ineffective. Street crews in Algona began opening roads about 3 a.m. and by Saturday night, had much of the snow cleared away from the downtown area. Loses $5 gift to moving priest, then it's found! If was a proud and joyous day for Marcia Wolf who left home last week with five dollars as a gift to Father Me- Alpin of St. Cecelia's school, who is leaving to join another parish. . . . . The moment of presentation turned into one of youth's bitter tragedy when she discovered the envelope was lost. Marcia, daughter of the Ed Wolfs, tearfully explained the problem to .her dad who subsidised with another envelope. ' The faith of a'little girl and the prayers of her classmates were well founded, however, as a few days later Tim Cooper, son of "Beanie" Cooper, coach at Garrigan high school, found the original envelope in the snow. A little girl's heart was mended quickly. "Meter Holiday! Substitutes on diverted land FRIDAY WAS A "Meter Holiday" but it wasn't because it was Abe Lincoln's birthday. The 12-inch snowfall did the trick. Cars had to be parked four and five feet from the meters and there was that much snow in be- tween. This was the scene along State street early Friday but by Saturday night, most of the snow was gone from downtown — and the meters were back in operation. Exclusive Advance Photo by Mike Stillman. CRAWFISH BOTTOM CLUB Whittemore — The Jim Besch- es had the Crawfish Bottom card club Thursday evening. Jim Besch, Mrs. Merle Laubenthal, Herman Kollasch, Mrs, Lucy Besch and Mrs. Herman Kollasch won prizes. TO CLOSE BUSINESS Algona — Richard Norton, owner of the Norton Automotive Shop here, has announced the closing of his firm effective March 1. He has no immediate plans for the future, TO OBSERVE 25TH Corwith — Mr and Mrs George Krauss, Corwith, will observe their 25th wedding anniversary with an open House on Sunday, Feb. 21. Their children are hosts. ^<S?f"S!5? SHOWS PAINTINGS Whittemore — Pet§ Kenne, Whittemore artist, showed his works to three art critics at the State University of Ipwa last week. He took four of his paintings there and the critics were so favorably impressed, they asked to keep one of the paintings there to hang i» the gallery. They suggest he ptint a group of pictures -*- about 25 or more and arrange an exhibit. Grain program sign-up now in progress The signup for the 1965 feed grain program is now under way, it was reported this week by Richard I, Anderson, chairman of the Kossuth ASC county committee. The signup period started Feb. 8 and will continue through March 26. The chairman explained that the program for 1965 is basicaU ly the same as in 1964. Jt is voluntary, and combines corn, grain sorghum, and barley in a single feed grain base. Participating farmers will qualify for diverted-aere and price-support payments, and they will be eligible for pricersupport loans. Farmers who take part in the program may divert for payment gs small an acreage as 20 percent of the farm's feed grain base or as large an acreage as so percent of the base •**• or 25 acres, if this is larger. Two rates of diversion payments are offered. The lower rite applies to the first 20 per^ cent of the feed grain base actually diverted. The higher rate applies to diverted acreage in excess of the minimum. If at 40 percent of the base is diverted, the higher rate applies to the entire acreage diverted. New provisions in the 1965 program include an opportunity to substitute feed grains for wheat or wheat for feed grains by growers who take part in both programs, Applications to take part in the 1965 feed grain program may be filed in the ASCS county office from Mondays through Fridays at any time between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Gun victim is out of hospital Terry Tieman, Burt, who was seriously injured in a Christmas day gun accident, was released from the University hospital at Iowa City last week. He is now recuperating at the home of his parents, Mr and Mrs Jack Tieman of rural Burt. According to liis parents, Terry considers himself lucky to be alive. Riedinpr reltatid from hospital Lyle Riedinger, injured in a fall on the ice at his home early this week, returned Friday from Rochester, where he had been takem. He will remain at home for another week but is recovering nicely. He has been with the U. S. Soil Conservation here for the past 10 years. Two injured in crash west of Algona Two Whittemore men were injured Thursday morning when the car in which they were riding went out of control and struck a utility pole and a full corn crib about six miles west of Algona along highway 18. This saves backaches! David Gade, more, was the 20 of Whitte- driver and he suffered a minor concussion and knee .injury. He was treated at St. Ann hospital and released. A passenger in the car, Bill Meyer, 23, also of Whittemore, is a patient at St. Ann hospital with a fractured vertebrae and scalp lacerations. The accident occurred about 7:30 a.m. The Gade car, a 1963 Ford, was a total loss. Deputy are Farmers' 1 taking part in the 1965 feed grain and wheat programs 'may substitute certain non-surplus crops on land diverted from wheat and feed grain production, it was reported this week by R. I. Anderson, chairman of the Kossuth ASC county committee. Authorized substitute crops are flaxseed, guar, sesame, saf- [lower, sunflower and castor beans, plus mustard seed on feed grain acreage. The plantings on diverted wheat land can be done only on that acreage voluntarily diverted below the farm's 1965 effective wheat allotment. Farmers participating in the 1965 feed grain or wheat programs who produce flaxseed or safflpwer on diverted acres will receive no diversion payment on such acres. Diversion payments on diverted acres put to guar and sesame will be reduced 50 percent. The payment cut will be 30 percent for diverted acres put to sunflowers, castor beans and mustard seed. Current legislation provides that acreage diverted from feed grains may be used for specified annual non-price-supported field crops and flaxseed when they are not in surplus supply and will not be if produced on diverted acreage. The same crops can be planted on diverted wheat acreage (except for mustard seed which is not provided for under legislation). Price support by law is not available for flax production on diverted acreage. The other substitute crops are not price-supported. Uouncil approves new police radio The City Council met Wednesday evening. A beer permit was approved for Larry's Recreation and a cigarette permit was approved for the Doll SNOWBLOWERS got a good workout Friday morning and so did lots of backs. But this was the kind of a snowfall that blowers really came in handy. It was deep — some walks and driveways had drifts of two feet and better. JayCees plan open house The Algona Jaycees have issued an invitation to all young ing Wednesday night, Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. in the Algona Hotel meeting room. There will be a short business meeting and then the JayCee _ story will be presented. A movie men between the ages of 21 will also be shown and refresh- and 35 to an Open House meet- ments served later. The local Junior Chamber of Commerce is conducting a membership drive and would like as many young men as possible who are interested in the JayCees to attend this Wednesday meeting. Cathy Steele queen candidate Sheriff Don Wood investigated House, and no charges were filed. Quotations were received for a radio for the police car and APPRECIATION PAY ' tiie lowest bid was accepted, a Klein's Farm Supply will stage. Motorola. The chief of police its annual "Appreciation Day" vvas a tso authorized to ask for Saturday of this week from 0| b Ws for a second police car. a.m. until 5 p.m. There will bej The annual report from the free ham sandwiches and coi'-i fire department was read and fee, many door prizes and favors i advertising for bids for the bo- for farmers and pop for Uiejdy and equipment for a new kiddies. 'fire truck was approved. ONE OF FIVE candidates for the N. B. T. college Valentine Dance at Sioux City last Friday was Miss Cathy Steele, daughter of Mr and Mrs James Steele of Algona. She is shown in back right. The queen was chosen by ballot of her fellow students. Miss Steele is an Executive Secretarial student at the college.