The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 6, 1955 · Page 44
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 44

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 6, 1955
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LOCALDEALERS 'OIL PROGRESS WEEK Show Many Ways^irT Which OIL Serves Home, Farm, and Automobile * * * • • * OIL PROGRESS DO YOU KNOW DO YOU KNOW That we produce almost two and a half billion barrels of oil a year in this country — over six million barrels a day? That the first little oil well in this country was drilled at Titusville, Pennsylvania, in the year 1859 . . . and that an "expert" at thai time said North America could only support ONE well? Little-Known Oil Facts Petroleum provides nearly 1,650,000 jobs ill America. The oil industry has created about 60,000 jobs in the city of New Orleans alone. * * * Big four-engined planes can take over 5,000 gallons of gasoline at a fueling, and burn it up at the rate of 500 gallons an hour. * * » In another decade, forecasters say, 87 million passenger cars, trucks, and busses will be using the highways. * * • In the past 15 years, power farming with petroleum - fueled machinery has tripled the acreage each farmer is capable of working. • • * In Russia, it's a criminal offense for ah oil weir to fail to strike oil. Under Soviet law, a geologist who' locates a well and brings in a dry hole can be, and sometimes is, packed off to Siberia. * • • By contrast,' a man in Texas named Morris K, Womack has drilled 196 dry holes in succession, and as a matter of fact, he is keeping right on drilling. • • • The products of petroleum are today powering 4,400,000 tractors and 940,000 combines in the Uit- ed States. Oil Progress Week Is October 9 To 15 Juit ; as individual U. S, Oil companies present an annual report to their stockholders, ihe industry .as a whole, including every dealer, dedicates one week each year to a comprehensive report to the people. From October 9 through 15. a period designated as "Oil'Progress Week", it invites the general public to inspect its stewardship of a vital natural resource. v ft, 1 OIL and PIPROGRESS m go HAND "HinHAND ' . il ^ Home, Oil, And You Mention oil fields to the average woman and she probably thinks of roughnecks, drills, rigs, and maybe a thick, sticky fluid which, by some magic, scientists manage to convert into "gas and oil" for the car. But ,the average woman in the United..States today,depends .far more fKan that on petroleum and' its myriad, products. Before reading the list below (which is only a partial one) try to answer this question: Howjnany of ihe things you use in your everyday life are made from oil or oil derivatives? ..Write your answers on a sheet of paper and then compare them with the following listing: -.Lipsticks, nylon stockings, dresses, lingerie, and umbrellas, any "Dacron" garment, plastic containers (that squeeze bottle you used this morning), thermos bottles, plastic sheets for wrapping meats and vegetables in freezers, cold cream, baby oil, bath lotions, suntan oil, bath salts, cologne, detergents, paper cups, any waxed paper, matches, and fountain pens. Also: plastic phonograph records, crayons, shoe polish, galoshes, tooth brushes, sun glasses, garment bags, the comb in your pocketbook, and thousands of other things. AH of 'these items are made from oil or oil derivatives. DO YOU KNOW That geologists belive thatf over three million square miles of our land — 49.6 per cent of total U. S. land area —are favorable for oil deposits? VfM I l/M/"\lAf TwU IVlMwVV That oil scientists say they can develop over 500.0QO compounds from petroleum— from plastics and insecticides ip sausage skins? 150 Million Free Road Maps That one road map you asked for and got free at your service station l»st week may not seem like much), but add them up and you get the enormous figure of 150,000.000 free road maps that were handed out during 1954. And at least $7,500,000 worth of maps were giverj t° Jne traveling public during the spring and summer of this* year,' This Informative Message Presented by These Local Oil Dealers: WALLBURG'S TEXACO SERVICE HUTZELL'S CITIES SERVICE SERVICE STATION BULK DELIVERY RUSS & KY'S OIL CO. SERVICE STATION BULK DELIVERY KOSSUTH OIL CO. SERVICE STATION BULK DELIVERY PHONi 122 PHONE 1086 PHONE 695 STRUECKER CONOCO SERVICE STATION-WERNER STRUEC.KER BULK WAGON-CY CHROME SERVICE STATION COMPLETE CAR & TRUCK SERVICE KEN & LEO'S "66" SERVICE SERVICE STATION WINTERIZING SCOBBA'S SKELLY SERVICE SERVICE STATION j WINTERIZING VENTEICHER PHONE 1030 PHONi W7 PHONE 788 GENE MIMER, LESSEE PHONE 565 BULK WAGQN DELIVERY PAUL PARKINS SKEllY SERVICE N DELIVERY SEVKE PH( PHONE 1P44-W HAROLD PETER PETERS TEXACO SERVICE PHONE 959-W SERVICE SJATIQN VIKING OIL CO. IULK WAGON DELIVERY PHONE 530 ALGONA CO-OP CREAMERY CO. SERVICE STATION MHK DELIVERY AL-C'O-GA§ . Fy Cl HILTON® SINCLAIR SERVICE SE3VICISJATIQN-BILL H&ijllt _ Bill* BiMVIRY-JERRY KtilS HOPKINS SUPER SERVICE STATE & JQNES STANDARD OIL PHONE 132 MID-WEST SERVKi CO. D-X DISTRIBUTORS WAGNER'S D-X DEALER "IfPf D-* -BiAllR IAJ.PH StiAYI*--SULK AST. Local Dealers Ready As Cold Weather Hits Saluiing nation-wide "Oil Progress Week". Ihe oil industry's annual'observance of its service lo ihe public, Ihe Algona oil dealers listed below present this informative page of "oil facli". From its beginnings in 1859. when the first successful U. S. oil drilling rig went into "operalioVal" Titusville, Pennsylvania, the oil industry has grown lo a point where 42,000 separate businesses serve the American oil and gas customer. The U. S. petroleum industry produces one-half of that produced in the entire world. Bringing the matter of "oil" down to local proportions, the Algona dealers wish to emphasize that as cold weather again closes in, they are completely ready in all phases of their service to take care of the public's cold weather needs. Car Winterizing Time Is Here With zero weather close at hand, it's good to know that your car can be made completely ready to meet Winter's driving need! after "one slop" at your .favorite service station. From battery to transmission', your servici station can prepare your car, or truck, for the worst onslaughts of winter driving. In most large oil com-'" panics, who supply our Algona dealers, sub-artic conditions are simulated to test and re-test oil products to meet exacting cold weather tests, and these oil products are available at Algona stations. Modern Service Stations Here Automobile and truck owners in this community are "blessed" with a large choice of service stations equipped in every modern way to lubricate, service and refill with the b««t products produced by the oil industry. In addition, equipment to "do the job" is of the most modern kind, and most service station attendants have received "factory training" in the handling of their wares. Efficient Fuel Service to Homes With the arrival of nippy weather, the heating season geti under way, and it is here that your oil dealer renders one of hit •most important services — the delivery to homes, in city and country, of high quality fuel oil for home heating. Local bulk dealers have plentiful stock on hand of all grades of fuel used in home furnaces, and are on deck to make prompt delivery to your tank. Handle Oil Needs of Farmers The busy harvest season always sees local fuel dealers in action, serving the fuel needs of farmers "on the spot". Full lines of tractor and diesel fuel are on hand, and farm requirements aye filled from the bulk wagons which deliver on the farm. These dealers also stock all types of greases and lubricants for farm machinery operation, to keep equipment humming without interruption during harvest time. Algona Dealers Invite You To See IV Program An authentic glimpse into ihe future, two decades from today, will form the dramatif framework of an NPC-TV "telementary" to make Us world premier on Sunday, October 9th, at 2:30 p.m. CST.,. under sponsorship^ of theAmerican Petroleum Institute. The ~ o- next Sunday over WHO-TV, Des Moines: KWWL-TV Waterloo- and KQTV. Fori Dodge. It is entitled "Get Body ^ W^i^gSl dealers l«ttd on **, P a ae cordially invite you to view |he program- Would ypu lik, jo «M what life wiu be like 2Q rom f , Have you ever WW4««4 what fabulous changes will tak. place in the next 20 years? Will fem be $pac e tr*7</? WW«J!?lST«5 span of a hundred years p r more? * * W Oil, WEEK - OCTOBER 9 - IS

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