The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 1, 1955 · Page 23
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 23

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, December 1, 1955
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December J, W55 - ',.'•-• S, . .", -' .-.•; ' J . f •'.£-'. a»a»ffla^^ //. WEEKEND 'I.! 1 - 2 & 3 '' ; ' 100 Free BASKETS MANY OTHER FREE GIFTS (See List on Inside Pages) NOVELTIES FOR THE CHILDREN SERVING FREE FOLGER'S COFFEE & SATHER'S COOKIES WE CORDIALLY INVITEpU TO VISIT US AT OUR FORMAL GRAND OPENING ,;v ... i,. • '.•'..- ;' : : •;;'.•/••- "-'iialiS y' "this weekend) Thursday;Ipiroqy and Saturday, Dec. 1, 2 and 3, we will hold our formal Grand Opening. Especially for this occasion we will give away 100 free baskets of groceries. Every 20 minutes, each of the three days, and both Friday and Saturday.evening, we willigiUe away a basket of groceries. In addition we will offer a variety of other gifts. All you have to do is to register — no purchase is necessary. Awards will be made Saturday evening on this list of gifts, which will be found on pages 2 and 3 of this section. Free coffee and cookies will be served Friday and Saturday. There will be novelty gifts for all chijdren, all three days. Your patronage' past and present, has been appreciated. We hope that our event this weekend will help to show our appreciation. . HOOD'S SUPER VALU Vt,MtMt^,V1;AWA'-W«;W«^ MEATS - GROCERIES - FRUITS - VEGETABLES - DAIRY PRODUCTS ijpBjapgBpcg*^^ i 3 Day Event, Over 100 Free Gifts At New Super Valu Just a few days over 17 ygars ago — on November 18, 1938 to be exact, a' 1 new food store was opened in Algona by.W.-J. (Bill) Hood. Bill practically grew up in the grocery businessi His folks operated a grocery store at Bancroft, and his Older brother was also in the grocery business, at Humboldt. i , But it was still a venture. The location hr Which he opened had seen two previous groceries go out of business. Experience. Jiow- ever, proved* an invaluable asset, and as time went on Hbod'S earned its spot in', the business life of Algoha and'Kossuth eolith ty. While the store was homeown- ed, affiliation with' the Winston- Newell buying facilities. and the Super Valu buying unit; plus sincere efforts to serve the public as well and at reasonable prices, resulted in a -constantly expanding- business. On January 31 of this year, fire destroyed the store. But from the ashes a new store has risen — constructed on a new site purchased on East State Street, where free parking space for 75 cars is-available, and where all of the features of a modern super market are incorporated under one roof. No effort has been made to cram extra aisles into the store, yet visitors Willffind the largest stock of grocery, meat, frozen food and dairy products on display in this part of the state. They will also find ample room for shopping baskets, arid a wide selection of choice in all departments. . ' All equipment installed in the new Hood store is brand new. The self-serve meat department; supervised by Jim Schriei- der, runs nearly the width of the buijding. Every item is cello- wrapped, with the weight, per pound price and total of that particular item stamped on the outside. But customers can get direct service, too, from personnel in the .meat' department who, are available*'at 'all,; times to assist •toy .customer,;; , .V ; /r •U-v.W . . „ .The frozen foods, 'dairy' 'and fruit and vegetable cases are equally as accessible, containing many times the variety that the old store was able to offer., Modern check-out counters enable the store to handle efficiently and rapidly the checking out process, and new cash registers that show the exact totals being recorded enable the customer to watch every detail of the checkout process, as well as receiving an itemized slip covering all pur- ON JANUARY 31, 1955, when fire broke out in our old store, Mrs Leona Erpefding was at the checkout counter. When it became apparent that the fire was serious, Mrs Erpeldirig said: "Don't worry about me, I'll be back later." It was about 10 months later before she could come back; but she was our first customer in our new store when we resumed business at our new store. I chases. Many months . of preparation and work have gone into the planning and construction of Hood's New Super Valu store. Local firms did the work, as you will note elsewhere in this section, and the results have added immeasurably to the growth of the Algona business community. Mr and Mrs W, J. Hood cordially invite you to take advantage of the Formal Grand Opening this weekend, to visit the store and register for the many gifts that are to be given away. It is their pleasure, and the pleasure of the host of efficient co-workers, to assist you in every way possible to enjoy the pleasure of this large, new store, and the advantages to be had from super-market shopping and 'Super Valu buying. Electric Eye Ever have trouble opening a store door as you go to leave with parcels and packages in your hands? You won't at Hopd's new store. An electric eye automatically opens the door for you as you near the door on your way out. Behind Scenes Of Self-Serve Meat Depf. .' , i How does a self-serve meat department operate,? ,' • Thfe customer is aware of the simplicity of simply, looking over what s iyDU>>are interested Un and then' r rnaHing'your select|oR-Alne cost is' plainly stamped oh- eacl! cello-wrapped package, -as well as the per pound price and weight 'of each particular item. But there is considerable work to be done before the customer gets the package. ' Meat is" received, properly cooled.and aged, then when ready is brought from the cooler and processed into the usual variety of cuts. Each cut is then carefully cello-wrapped, weighed, and labeled. The label is prepared from a special register used by the meat department. On this label is the price per.poimd, the weight of each particular cut, and the total price. This is simplicity in itself, and leaves no doubt in the mind of any customer as to the basic facts of the purchase. Customers have a milch greater selection and Variety than ever before in Hood's meat department, and they will find an un- unusually large selection o f packaged sea foods and fish, delicacies at any time of the year, and that "something" which eve-, ry housewife occasionally seeks. If you ever have any questions about meat, just ask. There will always be meat department personnel only a few feet away and special orders or requests are always appreciated and will receive prompt attention. Store Hours Store hours at Hood's are from 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. On Fridays and Saturdays the store hours are from 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Bobo The Clown Will Have Gifts BOBO, the CLOWN will be at Hood's for the Grand Opening this week and -will He', ever be popular with the kids! He'll have a free balloon on a st|ck for. each youngster, as well as free lollypops— and also some other items which will please th« grown-ups. ' i Don't'miss BpBO, the CLOWN. , Each 20 Minutes Shoppers -at 'Hood's Super 'Yalu this weekend Will have an opportunity i to- share in the 100 sacks of free 1 groceries to be given away at regular 20 minute intervals during each of the three days and both Friday and Saturday evenings. The groceries, plus the numerous other registration gifts, bring to over $1,000; the value of th« free gifts that .will' be offered for the Grand • Opening. Free Parking Fpr.7'5 Cars Modern shopping calls for ample parking space for customers. At Hoods new store there is free parking for 75 cars, on the area adjacent to the store, and plenty of easy entrance and exit room on either State Street or Wooster St. Coffee & Cookies December days are good days .0 enjoy a cup of piping hot cof- 'ee. On Friday and Saturday during iood's Grand Opening, free offee with cookies will be served. The cpffee is being furnished by Tolger's, and they will also handle the complete serving in the 'ear portion of the store. Sather's cookies will be served free. Have a cup of coffee on us One of the moft plewani forms of food buying today is iht frozen food* department. At Hood's new Super Valu store, customers will find a frozen foods case unsurpassed in size and variety in northern Iowa. Shown a>ove ia the major portion of this case, which runs fully hall the length of the new building. In this c&se will be found sot only the usual, ordinary items, put many that of frozen food and delicacy, as well as a complete line of . T ... T .,„ „ U Weed a delight to shop for any housewife. These hew fro?fen food case*, as well as the me eat, dairy and vegetable c«se« in Hood's new store, opier$te op the very latest principles of keeping food frozen but fresh. Just put your hand into the case — feel the coo) air that automatically circulates to insure your having the very finest in. frozen, food products, whenever you want them. - tave not been available before, gvary 1 Ice cjeaw. will be found in thi? case w

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