The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 1, 1955 · Page 66
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 66

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, December 1, 1955
Page 66
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As Flames Destroyed Old Hood Store CONGRATULATIONS To Hood's New Super-Valu Store... Last January 31, early in the afternoon, fire struck the Hood stove on State Street. Within a few minutes, it was evident that the .structure was doomed, 'despite valiant efforts of Algona firt-mrn who fought the flames in zero weather. As the fire was raging in full force, Nels Isaacson, local photographer, tin another mission which involved aerial photography, spotted the smoke and hi? pilot., Stu Albright, manager of the Algona Municipal airport, maneuvered into position 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 marked a turning point in another way — it resulted in the eventual construction of Hood's New Super Valu store, holding its Grand Opening this week. Mrs Ivy Mutton 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 ih 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 buildipg 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 and fruits and vegetables means that the best possible prices can be offered to customers by quantity buying on the, part of the store, Navy Promotes Algona Sailor Congratulations are in order for Jim Palmer, son of Mr and Mrs Paul J. Palmer,'of Algona. He has just been promoted to second class petty officer in the U.S. Navy. He is a damage controlman, and has been serving aboard the USS Bryce Canyon, a carrier, for the past three year's, He works mainly with carpentry; rebuilding damaged ladders, and, other similar work. Mrs Ivy Hutton, pictured above, is well known to a host of Hood store customers through past years, and because '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 fell, breaking her hip. While the injury is mending, it takes time to recover, and her doctor advised ugaiflst 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 sbf would like to do. Don't Forget To Register! For the many, many free awards to be given away during the Grand Opening at Hoods, be sure and see that you have registered your name at the "Wishing Well" which you will find in the front of the store. You'll have to register to get your name into the Wishing Well, so don't forget it. NEW OFFICE FURNITURE IN HOOD'S STORE •MODIRNAIRt*' STEEL DISKS INSTALLED BY Upper Des Moines PUBLISHING CO. Office Supply Dept. 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! One of the most attractive features in Hood's new Super Valu store will be the dairy case, pictured above. This case is found at the right hand .side of the first aisle just before reaching the meat department. As you can tell from the picture, this department is going to be a real favorite with everyone. There ar? 100 different types and brands of cheese, for example, as well as other dairy products — including butter. You'll find it hard to resist, and well you should. It is the largest dairy food department in this area. IT WAS OUR PRIVILEGE TO HANDLE THE GENERAL CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT FOR HOOD'S NEW STORE IN ALGONA. FOR THREE 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 IMPROVEMENT. J. COWAN 202 NO. IANTRY GENERAL CONTRACTOR - BUILDER ALGONA PHONE 166

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