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m .Annual Report of Progress ._ ..i . _, , L _ _ ••.. ^_ - _____ i ' Ten State Area Served By Druggists' Mutual *-*'.. O/ TAe ' vV L Cotomunlfy of its 47 years in, business. Covers Ten States Many residents may not know, either, that inside these buildings a .staff is handling' an insurance business that now encom Paid 16,006 dfthift *-A|0«na (la.) topel- Des Tuesday, February 7, 1956 Insurance Firm Entering 47th Yr, Local residents' passing the' dbwntown cprner of State and passes ten states, with fieldmen penod flyer $2,428,000.00 111 rffVid- Smee the. beginnings of operation,, DrUgglstr Mutual has paid* over.'Ifl.floo setiarafe* claims tot' ,- . -. , , • losses!.,. Incurred by, its "p'olfty*' local sense and to industry' else-' holders, and during that Same where. , > r covering each state for the com pariy here. Druggists' now- furnishes non-assessable insurance to more than 6,000 NOTICE Of SALE OP BONDS - ends hds. been .returned 'to f Mutual company's policyholders. Of Druggists' Mutual « Company of Iowa atfe of Directors., of the gists' Mutual Insurance /Company, and was'designed "in an insurance to more than 6,000 insurancei uompany of Iowa 81*6 of Directors. oFthiTBurt Cbmrmmit earlier day of world-farrious druggists and doctors, and is one Eugene Murtagh, president, V.. Sc , h1 ?° 1B P l ,*|" l! !' 1 l n the c °H^'. rff , S 0! Chicago architect Sullivan, whose of the nation's best-known in its" M. Parsons, secretary, and Ted Tm' March 8 insHdr Two HmSdrl "«"*»«*"«"«"• 'Fifty Thousand Dollars ($250,000.0* School Building Bonds, of said Dlstflc -_ architecture appears in many'field. , Moore streets in Algona are very great cities of the country. This Druggists' Mutual Was founded likely unaware of the fact that building, together with a large on Kossuth County soil in the modern nfevv addition which was year jggg by pioneer druggist Al erected by'the company a few Falkenhainer, and. the'business years ago, houses the home_of- has g rown ten and twenty-fold in its almost quarter century of service. treasurer. they are walking by what has been termed one of the "classic examples of business building ., .„_, architecture" in the middle West, 'ficcs of "Druggists' Mutual. The , nt which tltne they, will qe ptesert ed to the Board of Directors'of sal School District at Us meeting ao b (hen held at the school bulldln. rtr 1 : TDls The structure is the. originnl home office building of Drug- insurance company has had its headquarters here for almost all Addition Marks MYear CAME TO ALGQ NAIN 1955! RUSS & KY'S NASH SALES & SERVICE Burt, Iowa, and In said School DIs trlct, and after the receipt of 'ope bids the bonds will be sold to til highest bidder for fcdsh. , •, , Said bonds will be dated Febrimr 1, 1956, of the denomination of $1,000.0 ' p.-irh. nnrt will nlaturn in installment of $3,000.00 on November 1, 1957, $13, OOO.UO on November 1 of each Of th -years 1958 to 1062, inclusive, am S14.000.00 on November 1 of each o the years 1963 to 197S, Inclusive. Bid 1 dors should specify the interest 'rate • or rates for the, bonds and all othe circumstances being equal, preference **.^. ,, ,, . , .',.'. will be given to the bid of par am Completion of a modern brick accrued Interest or better specifying tjta'aij/4u<nn t~ jt,~ <•__ „ ^- the lowest interest rate or rates, tue addition to the firm pre- The school District win furnish.the mises marked the close of the approving opinion of* Messrs. Chap- vear 1955 for Nnrtnn • Mofhlhtt' man nnd Cutler, Lawyers. Chicago, 111- WrirfcV hLo j vl Machine , ls the purcnase / t b furnish the Works here, and the modern, printed bonds, and all bids must be Structure facing Cd'UrthoUse so conditioned. When the printed 'in rirramtrm/n Alcmno bonds have been made, available, the in aowmown AJgona school District will deliver the exe- :an outstanding contribu- cuted bonds and accept ; payment tion to !the area, 60x60 feet in therefor upon.three days' notice on i size, the addition increases work- • .ing^floor space of the firm, subs-'; the principal amount of the bonds Is required with each bid. The fight is reserved, to reject any and all bids. Published by order of • the Board of Directors and dated January 30, : 1956. Mrs. O. H. Graham Secretary (Published Feb. 7 and "Feb. 14. 1956, in The Algona (Iowa) Upper Des Moines) to the Burt community School ois- RUSS HUTCHINS 1023 NORTH MAIN ST. '• •/., DON KAJEWSKI . _ Years' The building addition marked the completion of 'thirty-eight years of continuous service here by Norton Machine Works. Started here in 1917 by Raymond Nor-, ton as the "first machine shop" . in Algona, the firm has" made large strides in the field of precision tool work, and at the same time has" rendered an "on'call' service in the maintenance 'of agricultural, industrial and utility equipment. There is hardly a firm operating with machinery in Algona that has 'not had its equipment renewed in one, respect or another by Norton Machine Works, ahd repairs to farm equipment are made daily at the Norton shop. * Machine Tool Line A major 'factor in the progress of the Norton firm here lies m the development pf sanitary IOWA 'ft ALGONA/ IOWA ."# A Sound, Progressive Financial Institution SERVING A SOUND, PROGRESSIVE COMMUNITY * * * * • » * SurpluV __^__$100,000.00- Capital -_____.$100,000.00 . t i . . -' RESOURCES v ___ ^____^$5 / 758,680.83 SAFE CONFIDENTIAL ' ACCO^ODATIfNG s & \ 1955 was a "Progress Year" for-Hood's Super Valu, too, with the opening of our new super market. May we take this opportunity to express our great appreciation for the fine patronage we have enjoyed in our new store and our new location. BILL and ARLENE HOOD imim 4uae££ ^Tli * * ™* "* *** *u-Mi T-HaHKg equipment' uneTer* tfie company's "JIf FY" trademark. A broad line of precision tools, specially designed for the renewing and maintenance of valve ef- ficieny in industry, has been and is being produced here by Norton's, and these tools are used in many different types of industry where steam and water lines are of high importance. Norton Machine Works has supplied these tools, in single units and in sets, to industry in all 48 states; and to many .foreign countries. In recent years, a son, Richard Norton, has joined' the firm, which at present employs a staff of trained machine operators. Keeping pace with growth here and m industry, Norton Machine Works is off to its 39th continuous year of business in 1956, with facilities for rendering a still greater measure of service in the ONE OF IOWA'S FINEST PROGRESS IN CONCRETE THE OLD WAY On July 28, 1955. we held the Grand Opening of our new vsuiely store in Algona. It was a grand open.ng that will never b e forgotten in the H. M. Harmon Company, lor !L P hr" 8 ,""!! " ear 3 ^ '" ViSited the new store duri "9 'hejhree-day •vwt. We ar and happy to have ,» Algona one of the tinesl variety stores to be found in the entire n THE NEW WAY'READY-MIX In the field of .supplying concrete for all types of construction work — street work, commercial construction, home and farm construction - the installation of the modern new Ready-Mix concrete plant "east of the C & NW tracks in AI0° n a Has proved the answer to a long-felt need in this area. Here, in this modern batching plant, concrete is mixed precisely to the requirement* of any job, and transported in rotating-drum trucks to the job site, where it is dumped into the actual forms — eliminating all of the hardships of old-fashioned'concrete-handling methods. Puring the Year 1955, This Ready-Mix Plant Produced: 10,470 Cu. Yds. of Concrete (Which War Usecj on Construction Proiecu Of All Kind* and Types) In 1955, We Used .......... 60,000 Bags of Cement In 1955, We Used 15,000,000 Lbs. of Sand In 1955, We Used ...17,000,000 Lbs. of Gravel (It Is Estimated That Th)« Saved 38,000,000 Lb$. of "Elbow Grease") READY-MIX CONCRETE & LUMBER CO.