The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 7, 1956 · Page 30
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 30

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 7, 1956
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' : ' ' ' •' '•"'••''•.'. ' ''' ' ' ' • •'•'•'•'>• " ' •! ' Anpual Report „ of Progress ....,.,..,,.,.. ........ ..,,.. .„. .'., , , Of The Alg&na Community $340,000 SEWAGE lUNTOKMS IN Plant Capable CarirtfilorS -' " " •'"" " ' . «••' ' /..,*.;-. Years Growth Residents of Algbha and sui'- rounding area had their first opportunity to visit the city's TRW sewage treatment olant, Sunday, August 21, 1955. Tours Were Conducted through the buildings' and; around the grounds for all who wanted to look at the $340,000 project. Actual operation of the t>lant, .which consists of three buildings and several'pits and beds, began in May, with full-scale and complete sewage treatment beginning June 2. The new Algona plant is one of the most modern and uprto- date in the United States and was designed by Buell & Winter of Sioux City. Besides the actual plant, a new collector sewer system was installed to better enable the entire operation complete success, and to re-route city sewage through the plant from the 'old sewers which emptied into the Des Moines River. Raw sewage, which enters the treatment plant from every portion of Algona, has about 95 per cent of the organic material it contains removed before it travels into the river by a series of grinding, filtering and bacteriological processes. ' .Jim Egli, plant manager,-and Fred Gronbach, assistant, are in charge of operation of the entire layout, which was designed with an eye on the future. Therefore, the plant can normally receive and process about 3,500,000 gallons of sewage per day with the present equipment for about 25 ••- without any changes or additions. The existence of the new plant h a great asset" to all Algona residents, both financially and liy- gienically., ' •§ o Sig o 9 8 S „ Mo 3 E S 8 S• " ' ***j 4>*j« «r ,H fl43 8 o •« g^^^gMO. * tft ? ft &l*'- |ls"s|l te<M °'3)a 5. . 0 «W£'g •ttV"H« S Ss-glse^ *2 o PG* 3 S^ 1 ft ro^ , "S-M ^"Af^'S&Jg. • « « .. .ia ti^Hsil •''Jm'Td'TipQ'ji flj'O (0 O) <U r Cj B /^ (U §- H -S5S- Q § I^l s «l ifRaliPpj 7-Up Plant B-Alaona (la.) Upper Peg Mojrie» Tuesday, *,': " ••• South Phiilit3s ; street, lotation, '• Two additions for storage and ^y $ Twi^ : V;;'iKis|Si : During 1965,/the 7»tlp:I)i8trlb.i made necessary by increased de- uting Co. here, owned and ope/- mand for the product. Mbrck DiSr ated by Diiane' Jensen, completed tributihg'Co/useS the back addU. major; improvements at ^ tion for warehousihg facilities. V § '-...' -.',' ..;''' .'•. .•• -.-. .•• , : ; ' '••''.• ' •••'• . Going Forward . A! '.---. ; .-.;•;;• with'./.••'>,-' ...;;..;..., . r . ; . ALG0NA Our contribution to community progress ties in the completion, in 19^5, of a completb modernization program at our Algona rendering plant- We replaced older equipment; we laid a new concrete apron; we effected changes which meant a .cleaner, much more odor-free plant. We are interested in being an asset to the community, while serving our farm friends efficiently, and we pledge our firm to a continuance of progress here. ALGONA RENDERING CO PHONE 7 Temperatures Vary, But Most Ot Year Nice Everyone thought the first two months of winter (November and December) 1954 were tough enough, but a check with, Weatherman Stu Albright at the, Algona Airport proved those months were a breeze compared with the corresponding months Lowest high reading in the month of November, 1954, was Nov. 30 when the mercury hit 32 — exactly freezing. The lowest high reading a year later was on the same date, Nov. 30, when the temperature hit 16 degrees, Quite a drop in a year's time. But that's not all. The low reading, Nov. 16, 1954, a 16 above mark, was 26 degrees higher than our low reading on Nov. 30, 1955 — 10 below zero. December was even worse, Dec. 27, ,1954, .the high, reading was 26, compared with a four below mark Dec. 21, 1955. Low readings were: Dec., 1954, two same trend is ;bound to be true, with the possible exception .of a few warm days -in 1956 early in the month. Temperatures at the local weather station £re read at 6 p.m. and precipitation marks are taken at 7 a.m. A report is filed at the Des Moines Weather Bureau each week arid again at the end of the month. • Current Earnings On Your Savings t teg&sS|M:|||liiSSfi^ £v::'i : ''- ; >^f-',l-.^^ ENTERING 39th Year All Accounts Insured Up To $10,000 By The Federal -Savings and Loan Loan Insurance Corporation, Washington, D. C. Service To The Community It will profit you to get acquainted with your savings and loan association. We invite you to make it Home Federal. Savings and loan associations have weathered the test of time. Associations like Home Federal have been a major factor in building the wealth of this country — by safeguarding savings, financing the homes of the nations' families, and rewarding the .thrift of millions of savers in the form of regular dividends. We belive that home ownership, home repair, and a "nest egg" in savings are the real citadels of freedom and family security. In 1956 and in the years ahead, as for 38 years past, Home Federal's continuing purpose shall be to safeguard your savings, promote thrift, end encourage home ownership and home improvement of all kinds through sound, long- term financing. Wherever you hear the name "HOME FEDERAL", you will know that it signifies an institution whose officers, directors and staff are dedicated to constructive service to the community. See Us For Full Details On "OPERATION HOME IMPROVEMENT" • Here Is The Record of Our Growth December 31, 1935 $ 317,920.93 December 31, 1937 $ 581,849.13 December 31, 1939 ,$ 947,644.78 December 31, 1941 $1,130,961.14 December 31, 1944 $1,426,072.1& December 31, 1947 $1,893,413,17 December 31, 1949 $2,687,566.53 December 31, 1951 $3,633,544,66 December 31, 1953 $5,424,550.43 December 31, 1955 $7,924,883.09 HOME FEDERAL SAVINGS & LOAN ASSOCIATION 2?0 EAST STATi STREET AWQNA, IOWA THE BEST IN Automotive Service Our Contribution To ALGGDN/^ pilaWSWftS HI MS W«wt?W >;*";,^ K.>^J IM '|Kfi;?MJ «8$ » 'iS?i*'f p lUi K*^«*w^«^«4#^j^ ; '^S®w7P1*'^f5.S^^wa^ Our "Report of Progress" Our principal objective at Percival Motors is to give the best possible automotive service, with the aid of the most modern equipment, and with the work done by expert mechanics who know their jobs well. To that end, Percival Motors is pleased to report these items of progress during the year 1855: 1. We re-arranged our shop for greater efficiency. 2. We increased our lubrication capacity by the addition of a new hydraulic hoist (making two now for lubrication exclusively), 3. We re-located our Bear Wheel Alignment equipment in a specially- constructed concrete pit specially designed for this work. 4. We added one more full-time expert mechanic, 5. We installed equipment for the "trueing" of tires. 6. We instituted a. policy of over-all shop supervision by an expert foreman-mechanic, Thtie addition* w*re made to our already excellent set-up for the servicing of all jftafcet-fil par* and trucks. Our regular departments, such as our weir-known 6ody ai»4 Paint Shop, have been functioning at a high rate of efficiency, f^i because we want to give you, our customers,' the finest in automotive service, we shall never itop improving our plant and equipment. PERCIVAL MOTORS IQUIH STIiiT AIQONA, IOWA ^ij'jH.m.n.^iinwm D00GE PLYMOUTH

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