The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 31, 1955 · Page 6
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'V'i^ir -fjx&f' * I / '»• - , " FURNITURE CARPET APPLIANCES 1955 Better Homes Planning ''•'•''•'•• ' * " ' ' ' - m r youf MimiM* cabin.CML made frdm durabte blue denim! BJUSTROM'S FURNITURE ALGONA FLOOR SERVICE A Complete Service for Floors • New Tile Floors • Carpet-Laying • -Floor Maintenance • Resurfacing Wood Floors • Installation of Walls • Inlaid Linoleum FREE ESTIMATES PHONE 1040 — 950W — 531W Water Softener Is Now Standard In Most Homes "iVater softeners are becoming standard equipment ir\ many modern homes. In hard water areas, these units have been found to pay for themselves in savings in soap and detergents. The Water Conditioning Foundation .reports that in a typical area where water is moderately hard, as much as 1% pounds of soap may be destroyed for every 100 gallons of wator used in bathing, laundering and house cleaning. • When soap is added to hard wateri a certain amount of the soap is used up in taking •: the hardness out of the water. This is so much lost soap as far as washing effectiveness is concerned. An objectionable by-product of soap in hard water is the familiar soap scum with shows up as a ring in the bathtub, a dull film on freshly washed silver and glassware and a gray cast on laundered linen. In many communities water softeners are rented by the month from established service organizations. Texas is 620 miles wide. TREES: SHRUBS PERENNIALS Good Advice On Decorating Of Your Home Expert advice on home decoration can save you plenty of money by helping you avoid mistakes in buying and doing. The following tips will tell you where to get sound advice, what kifra of assistance you can expect) and how much money you will probably spend. 'Service' Magazines: The trick in using .these, home and decorating publications is to be aware of what you're looking at in each and every picture. If you're thinking of buying a new sofa in the near future, concentrate on living rooms as you peruse these magazines. Notice paterns, fabrics, styles and other factors which could enter into your own decorative scheme. Books & Pamphlets: You can get plenty of help from these! Many are free, while still others are offered at nominal costs. They are obtained from news stands and from home shows or decorating exhibits. Retailexs: Some stores have decorating departments where advice is dispensed concerning overall home decoration. In others, you map obtain advice in speci- 'ic departments — paints, wall- japer, curtains, etc. — on how hese products^ should be used. This advice and counsel is usual- y free. Decorators: This term covers a multitude of trades and pro- 'essions —from the house painter to the member of the American Institute of a decorators. "Shop" HOME OF THE WEEK S**\ ; x^-s DESIGN H-6 S ... '. ! \ wv ,>.^£, r ^-> -I U4SSq. R, H-62 1. R. 13,360 Cu. R. • FERTILIZERS , r - !. ,.,-•' FLAGSTONE WALKS RUSTIC; STONE WALLS. BERR^' AND FRUIT STOCK LANDSCAPE DESIGNING ' ' CqTTUs~o TFXrTy' "L^1iaMin]pe"rPtoErerrr < , No Obligation ; Elmorc Nursery Elmore,' Minnesota .. Phones: Office' 30 .' WarehouteJS? Here's a compact ! tr>leveT arrangement with good traffic circulation. Note the generous eating and work space in the k.tchen with the table and counter. '•* future third bedroom could be added over the living room. This attractive home can be built on a 50 lot (without garage) and on a 60' lot with garage. MILLER LUMBER CO. We Handle Weyerhauser 4-Square HOME-PLANNING . SERVICE "Everything in Building Materials" East Stale Si. — Phone 198 Institute of Decorators. "Shop" the quality and type of work he (or she) does. . Some make no service charge, depending on sale of merchandise-for their profits. Others may charge .you for consultations, or drawing up plans. UNEVEN FLOORS /When buying hardwood flooring, check . carefully the species you order. A mixed species of flooring will wear unevenly, with the softer boards wearing faster than the harder wood. • " ; HOME FINANCING LET US HELP YOU ACHIEVE YOUR GOAL "Your Security Is Our Business" 1 We can help you.plan a regular savings schedule to | meel your goal of financial independence . . . and to help 1 you gain Ihe things you want most in life. | Come in now. Talk things over with our friendly = savings and home-ownership specialists . . . Ihere is no I obligation, of course ! I Your savings earn higher dividends here. Your savings I are fully insured up to S10.000. n 1 Home Federal § SAVINGS & LOAN ASSOCIATION 1 Phone 1370 Alqona, Iowa [ll!!!llll!llllllllllll!llllllllllllll!lllill! ELEADM. WEGNER Building Contractor Better New Homes Ready-Made Concrete Steps Septic Tanks Shop Phone 486 Res. 873-J ASH TRAY-CLEANING EASY You can save time washing ash trays by first waxing them. Ashes won't stick, stale tobacco odors don't linger — and best of all, they can be wiped clean with a cleaning tissue quick as a wink! DRIPPING FAUCETS , A dripping faucet soon can waste more water than a new fatocet costs. If a new washer fails to stop the leak, grind the valve seat down with the special tool used for this purpose. Twentv-one guns constitute a presidential salute. Uncle Sam Will tend Financial Hand For Homes Uncle- Sam is helttirtg safeguard your home repair artdhre- modeling dollars, but past of the responsibility still "falls oh your, shoulders as home >owrier, . ' Under', new Federal Htmslhg administration' rulings,' it is- up to the lending institution Id see that the dealer,who does your home improvement work is reliable, financially -responsible' and qualified. , The rulings will not allow a dealer to promise you a rebate, or a commission if other jobs are sold from your work. The slick practice of telling the home owner hat his hbme will be used as a model is done aWay with—too often this was a come-on' thai made the unwary" feel they would jet something for nothing. > You can borrow, up to $2,500 for iome improvements under FHA auspices and have three- years and 32 days'in which to repay the loan. But, before you go ahead, remember these five .rules for protecting the dollars you will have to repay eventually: 1. Get professional advice from an architect or engineer. These men know construction and can save your making mistakes, or proceeding on a job that is not worthwhile. Your loan will pay for this service. 2. Use quality matenals.- 3. Get more than one bid. You should be sure you are paying a| fair price, and no more, for your work. The lowest bidder may. not, tiex the best, but his estimate will help you establish a goirig price. , 4. Check the reputation of the man who will do the work. You can-ask to see other jobs he has ddrie, to find out whether he. is a 'conscientious workman. His bank, or yours, can tell you how long he has been in business. 5. Check to see whether the project will add to the resale value of yodr home. The best repair antl remodeling work makes .daily livirig'more satisfactory for the '• whole family, and at the same tipie adds to a house's value. FIXIN'-UPTIPS ToffheHontf " . '„ mrtfog Time N OW'W the'titoe to cart baskets of flammable trash out of attics, base*, ments ana utility rodrtis, fire s-ftfety officials report. They point out that homes will b<& safer and spring cleaning easier if this chore is taken eare of before the busy days of warm weather. For people who -don't have baskets or who refuse to use the •wooden kind in which fruit is shipped, there are galvanized steel baskets. These are light in weight, durable and have convenient carrying handles. And, of course, there is no danger of getting'splinters in the hands. Trash is difficult to handle when it has to be wrapped or put in a bag. It is no problem when placed in a basket Simply carry \t to a bonfire or, place it in a covered metal garbage can. Then it can t add fuel to a destructive home fire or detract from the appearance, of the home. and UDM Classifieds Pay Dividends Perfection Go Together! So let's get together and we'll tell you why so many homes the country over are using PERFECTION Natural Gas Heat. It's tops for comfort, for economy, for cleanliness. Get the full story. We are authorized PERFECTION dealers in thjs area. P. R. IRONS Heating & Plumbing Phone 523-W We Can Handle G. i. ami r. n. A. HOME LOANS to Build or Buy 5% Down Payment R1CKLEFS Insurance Agency Phone 354 115 No. Dodge Algona FOR THAT NEW HOME COOK - HEAT - REFRIGERATE With COOKING „ Cooler, cleaner, completely automatic. For finest, fastest, most economical cooking — see the new automatic Gas ranges. HOUSE HEATING Wonderful even warmth — with a new automatic Gas furnace that fill? the house with clean thermostatically controlled-heat without lifting a finger. REFRIGERATION Keeps foods fresh longer — in a new Servel Gas Refrigerator with no moving parts to break down or make noise. ' New automatic Gas water heaters are 3 times faster than any other all- automatic system. Gives any temper- iture water you want, at less cost^er jallon.' And For All Types of Building Work — See .— Build With HAYDITE BLOCK It's SELF-INSULATING Manufactured and Sold Exclusively In This Area By Algona Block & Tile East State St. • Phone 289-W Bowman Builders Do Everything and Anything In The Building Line Skilled Cabinet Work Free Estimates On Any Job Ed Bowman Warren Bowman Phone 1075 W CALL MERGEN& WEBSTER for • PAINTING • DECORATING • PAPER HANGING PHONE 562-J 756 introducing a great new kitchen service! We have everything you need to make your dream kiti-lit'ii come true! Special YuuiiKstowii KilclicMis planning twiU lake out the guess vuirk. anil help make yuur dream kitchen a limesaving, work-saving ideal. You can sclc.it from our complete line of Youugdlown Kitchens (.'uhiuet Sinks, ba^e ami wall cabinets and utility units and advances like Jct-To«er* Dishwashing and Yuungstown Kilt-liens Food \Vuste Disposer. See \ti today! \Ve are factory-trained for expert kitchen-planning and tan simplify your prohlcms. Kcuieuiber, we cau save you uiuiiey ou in.ttullalmn. too! •K«. U.S. l'*t. Off. BEECHER LANE APPLIANCES Phone 778 Algona What Do You Want To Knovv About Built-in Gas Kitchens We Can Show You! Phone 16 So, Phillips St. THERjyiOGAS BUD ROBINSON CONTRACTOR - BUILDER Office & Cabinet Shop No. Main St. Phone 271 or 1249 It's Easy to Have Natural Gas In Your Home "As*"us Aiioui CuJl'Fsaicat Financing ..Tram ... NORTH CENTRAL PUBLIC SERVICE CO. 109 So. Harlan . Phone 1412 I\UIMB|R .for all building needs^f And All Kinds BUILDING MATERIALS "ONE BOARD OR A CARLOAD" F. S. HORTON & SON PHONI229 T^S T s h e%r Y ou PHONi229 IF IT'S Pratt Electric Can Handle It I • Electrical Contracting — Commercial & Residential e Fixtures, of All Kinds • Electric Appliance Repairs Pratt Electric Co. yysssss///sss//s*///s//. Headquarters For Ail Your Ready-Mixed CONCRETE Delivered Right to The Forms On Your Job Site a.id SUPPLIES Htre you will iind always on hand a complete line QftU types of building supplies . . . Jrom dimension lumber 1* lining. Whatever your needs. Jet us supply yo.»' estimates cheerfully given. Ready-Mix Concrete AND LUMBER CO, leo 166 PHONE 170 WALLPAPER & PAINTS III] Also Floor Coverings and Wall Coverings of the Newest in lill Design -r- Table Tpps — Paint Rollers — Everything for X Ypuf Jfpine at Cowan BUILDING SUPPLY CO. Phone 275

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