The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 28, 1955 · Page 22
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 28, 1955
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IM ; Igona ®pper Beg Jlome* ISTAflLISHED 1663 Entered as second class matter at the postdffice at Algona, «• Iowa, Nov. l, 1032. under Act of Congress ot March 3, 1879. ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JULY 28, 1955 VOL. 92 - NO. 30 GIGANTIC GRAND OPENING OF BRAND • NEW HARRISON'S 5 C $ * *; * *****.* * * 3 Giant Bargain Days! Algona Mayor In Ceremony At Store Opening 1 STORE IN ALGONA ., FriV Serf., July 28-29-30 At 9:00 A.M. Thursday, July 28, io signal the formal opening of the new R. M. Harrison company • store in Algona,.. Mayor Linda Clapsaddle will formally cut the ribbons at the store entrances. This event will begin the day's activities in the new store, and a large crowd is expected to be on hand to witness the ceremony, i It is anticipated that a prominent Harrison company official will speak at the ceremony, as will the Mayor. Work has been going on for several months in erection of the new store, and for the past weeks a special crew has been engaged in unpacking and arranging new merchandise. Numerous merchandising officials are expected io be present at the formal opening of the store in Algona, and preparations are being made to receive and handle a vast crowd of shoppers from the north Iowa territory. Music To Entertain Crowd Before Opening To make the moments immediately preceding the 9:00 opening of the store Thursday morning a little more pleasurable for waiting customers, special loudspeakers will carry favorite tunes Into the street in front of the new Harrison store. The front doors will be opened on the dot of 9:00 A.M. HERE'S THE "SCENE OF ACTION" THIS COMING WEEK-END New Departments Added in Store With a vastly enlarged overall stock being installed in the new Harrison store as compared io ihe old siore, which has operated in Algona for the past six years, announcement has been made of the addition of several new departments, as follows: Children's Every-day Dress and Sport Clothes, for sizes 7 io 14. Ladies Style Goods in sportswear, dresses and seasonal merchandise of a style nature. New Enlarged Pet Department. New Enlarged Candy Department, with latest type candy cases and displays. With respect to ihe last department mentioned, there will be plenty of ways thai a "sweet tooth" can be satisfied with special values at ihe Grand Opening. Details of these specials are given in ensuing pages of this section. The above photograph depicts ihe new modern, double-front 5c-$1.00 siore of the R. M. Harrison Co. in Algona, which will be opened for ihe first time at 9:00 A.M. on Thursday, July 28. The store, largest in the Harrison group which has other stores ai Hampton, Waverly, Eldora, Indianola, Winterset, Greene, Forest City, Cresco and Mount Pleasant, is also one of the largest of its kind in all of Iowa. It is completely and refreshingly modern in design, with the latest lighting and the newest decorative scheme. Walls are a soft pastel yellow, fixtures are all of blonde birch woods, and ihe floor is asphalt tile in a modern light green pattern. The siore, which was formerly housed in one-front quarters next door, has installed a slock of merchandise which is several times larger than that heretofore carried. The Harrison company was founded in 1927 by R. M. Harrison, with headquarters in Hampton, and has expanded io include ten stores, all of them in Iowa. It's A Momentous Day for Charles Hinken, Manager CHARLES (CHUCK) HINKEN Manager of New Harrison Store in'Algona Coming to Algona in 1949, Charles Hinken as manager opened the original Harrison siore here. Interviewed about ihe Grand Opening celebration of ihe new Harrison 5c - $1 siore, Mr Hinken said: "It is a genuine thrill to an. nounce to ihe public thai our new slore will open Thursday, after the many weeks and months that have gone into its preparation. Aside from ihe countless hours of work it took, it has been a thrill io see this store take shape, and to see ihe vast amount of merchandise that will be stocked in it." "We will be completely ready next Thursday morning to greet our many friends and customers from many miles around, and I and an enlarged store staff will do our utmost io be good hosts. We look forward to a 'big time' in our new siore this week-end." Enlarged Sales Staff for Grand Opening One Of Biggest Variety Stores In Iowa Will Open It is expected that the biggest attendance for the opening of any new store in north Iowa will be recorded on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, when a brand-new 5c to $1 variety store will be opened in Algona by the R. M. Harrison Co. The doors will be thrown open for the first time at 9:00 A.M. Thursday, July 28 for the three-day Grand Opening. For this important shopping occasion, the new Harrison Store in Algona is putting out this special bargain "newspaper", which tells in detail of the store's Grand Opening, and describes the many top-flight merchandise specials arranged for the three days. Thousands of copies of this six-page section are being sent io homes in the north Iowa trade area, so thai all customers may select and buy the Grand Opening values. The Harrison store, located on State street in Algona, is brand- new from top io bottom, and is one of the largest of its kind in all Iowa. It measures 44 x 132 feet overall, and combines a vast selling floor with stockrooms and office. This is the largest unit in th* R. M. Harrison organization of stores in Iowa, and is entirely self- serve with two spacious check-out counters. Completely Air-Conditioned The new Harrison store is air-conditioned throughout its eniird area by special air-conditioners, which maintains the inside temperature at a pleasant coolness no matter what the outside reading is. Two large double entrances lead into the store. New Trend in Counters One of ihe most sensational tilings that will greet visitors fa the new Harrison slore are ihe merchandise fixtures, each a full 54 feet in length, and exhibiting the new trend of lower, easier-io- shop shelves. These are designed of blond birch woods. 5 Spacious Shopping Aisles Customers io the new siore will experience a new freedom in shopping convenience, in the wider and longer aisles down which they may browse and shop. These aisles extend ihe full length oi ihe store, and are lined with literally thousands and thousands of merchandise items. Although for the three grand opening days of the new Harrison slore in Algona, there will be many extra salespeople on hand to serve customers, the attractive girls pictured above will constitute the regular selling staff. Pictured left io right, are Christine Arend, Gladys Buriis, Bernice Walker, Marilyn Kearney, and Emma Miller — Harrison store staff employees. Come All Three Days! Thursday-Friday-Saturday It Is Doubtful If You Can See and Examine Everything in This Large Store on Just One Visit You will be welcome at the new Harrison store in Algona on all three days of ihe Grand Opening. It is suggested ihai you go through these pages carefully, and make out your shopping list. In most cases, a tremendous quantity 6f these items have been prepared in anticipation of Grand Opening shoppers — enough to go around for everybody — but ihe values are so unusual.and so exciting that shopping action will be more than brisk. Come the first day, and all ihree days if you like ! \ Here's a TOP Grand Opening Value That Should Be a "Sell-Out " 300 PIECES LUGGAGE, ALL SIZES, CHOICE AT Greatest Luggage Value In Years & Years A Manufacturer's Ciose-Out Secured Especially For HARRISON'S GRAND OPENING Your Choice of This Remarkable Luggage Value at $1.00 Per Piece If eyer a merchandise offering deserved "front page space" — it is this one! Months ago, we made arrangements with a prominent luggage maker to secure these closeout pieces . . . "close-out" simply because he wanted io clear his stocks. NOW, at Harrison's Grand Opening, you can shore in this tremendous value! What an assortment! Overniie Cases, Pullman Cases, Train Cases, in these sizes: 16 inch, 18 inch, 24 inch, 26 inch. Just about any type or size of luggage piece you could need or want! All made expertly with reinforced corners, metal hardware, and all have locks with keys. YOUR CHOICE at one dollar each piece! (Feder, Read ivery One of These Pages for All the News About Harrison's Qrand Opening and the Qreat Bargain Specials, Then Come to the Celebration in Algona 11

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