The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 1, 1955 · Page 26
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 26

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, December 1, 1955
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Destroyed i .•••"SBiSSCrs&a.'/K.'tiSSAiSSSu-':,:!!..!'•' .v.. ; .'--.?...-' ..' Last January 31, early^ in- the afternoon, fire struck the Hood store on State Street. Within' a few minutes' it was evident that the structure was doomed, despite valiant efforts of Algoha firemen who fought the flames in zero • weather. As the fire was raging in full force, Nels Isaacson, local photographer, on another mission which involved aerial photography, spotted-the smoke and his pilot, Stu Albright, manager-of the Algona Municipal airport, maneuvered into positibn so that the picture above could'be taken.'It is one of the dramatic news pictures of the year. While the fire spelled the end of the old Hood's'store, it rnarlte'pt a'turniflg point in another way — It resulted in the eventual construction of Hood's New Efuper Valii store, holding its Grand- Opening this week. " .'...' : \ ' " . Mrs Ivy Mutton Ivy Hutton, pictured above, is well known to a host of Hood store customers through past years, and becaus^e of an injury suffered early last summer she has not been able" to participate in the Grand. Opening of the new store. After the fire which destroyed the old store, Mrs Hutton began working part time at the Upper Des Moines Publishing Co. While there she slipped and tell, break : ing her hip. While the injury is mending, it takes time to recover, and her doctor advised against a return to work at this time. Mrs Hutton was a mainstay in the "Old store", and it is, regrettable that she is unable to. zoom into the work of a Grand Opening as we know she would like, to do. Many Motors Needed to Run A New Store There is one section of a new super market that generally does not meet the public eye. • That is the electric plant complete with motors-and compressors that keeps the various-meat, dairy, vegetable and frozen food cases operating at the correct temperature, and also the several meat cooolers at the right temperatures. This equiptment is located in the basement of Hood's new Super Valu store. Each. of the cases from which patrons select the items that they desire,' has its own operating unit m the basement. All of the cases are thermostatically controlled as to temperature, as are the cooler units of the meat department. /* In addition to the large, main" meat cooler that is visible to the public just to the right of the meat-cutting and wrapping section, there are two more coolers opening toward the rear of-^the building behind the back partition. One/ of these cares for surplus frozen foods and ice cream. Another cooler takes constant care of fruits and vegetables that will eventually replenish the regular fruit and vegetable case in the main part of the store.' Ability to thus adequately take care of large purchases of meat arid fruits ahd vegetables means that the beet,possible .prices cari be • offered to customers - by quan^ tity buying on. the part of the store.. . , .-',. • ' ..-"•...., Navy promotes Algona Sailor Congratulations., are .Jn. order for Jim. Palm'er, spi of: Mr v anjd Mrs Paul J. ; Palmer ;! of J-Ugonat He has just been promoted to second class petty officer in the U.S. Navy. 'Hfe is a damag^; controlman, and has been serving; aboard the USS.Bryce Canyon, a'- carrier, for the p,ast three year-s."He works rhainly with' carpentry^ rebuilding damaged' ladders, an'd] other similar work. v ^ Don't Forget To Register! For lhe*many, many free awards to be given away during ihe Grand Opening at Hoods, be sure and see that you have registered your name at Jhe "Wishing Well" which you will find in the front of ihe store. You'll have to register to get your name into ihe Wishing Well, so don't forget it. NEW OFFICE FURNITURE IN HOOD'S STORE XODSRNAIRE" STEEL DESKS INSTALLED BY Upper Des Moines PUBLISHINQ CO. Office Supply Pept. Phone 1100 — Algona ^ The JOHNS-MANVILLE BUILT-UP ROOF FOR HOOD'S NEW SUPER VALU STORE WAS APPLIED BY ACKERMAN ROOFING CO. FORT DODGE, IOWA We Also Did The Sheet Metal Work CONGRATULATIONS TO HOOD'S! imm^mm'' :; mmKmm •• : '• • ' • <»%;>*: ^ One of ihe most attractive features in. Hood's. new Super*. Valu store will be Ihe dairy case, . products'— including butter, lYou'll find it 'hard io resist,' and well you should.. It is 'the- largest -dairy food department in this area. '.•'••• ' . ' ' IT WAS OUR PRIVILEGE TO HANDIE THE GENERAL CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT FOR HOOD'S NEW STORE IN ALGONA. FOR THRiE GENERATIONS THE NAME OF COWAN HAS BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH THE CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS AND GROWTH OF THIS AREA. WE APPRECIATE THIS CONFIDENCE. : HOOD'S NEW STORE IS ANOTHER FINE ALGONA IMPROVEMENL f r ' H J COWAN ^^^ ^^IBP^ ^^F ^^PPI^^ ^^PBPP^ • v i . w ^^^^W. JP^WIHBi ^W^i!^^ ' ^8 '" .- - ?>.-'.''"•' ' • ' - ' - ' ,' - •< "_'« • •"" *'•'."• ' GENERAL C9NfRAfTOR;. BUllC«R 202 NO, UNTRY At©ONA PHQNi li

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