The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 7, 1956 · Page 58
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 58

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 7, 1956
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First Annual Report of Progress Of The Algona Community SEWAGE PLANT OPENS IN 1955 Plant Capable Caring For 25 Years Growth ^ \ Residents of Algona nnd surrounding area had their first opportunity to visit the citv's new sewage trpatmrnt nlant, Sunday, August 21, 1955. Tours were conducted through th'e buildirigs and around the grounds for all Who wanted to look at the $340,000 project. Actual operation of the olant, which consists of three bui'dintrs and several pits and beds, becian in May. with full-scale and complete sewage treatment beginning June 2. The new Algona plant is one of the most modern and up-to- 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-rotite city sewage through the plant from the old sewers which emptied into the Des Moines River. Raw sewage, which enters the 1 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 oE 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 i c a great asset to all Algona rcsi- .dents, both financially and hygienically. CX C "C *ti >-. tn 05 fc c v-3 i| • ' _ o ^'S c oJU- 2 ~l§ •a <-> c._ o s S *t.. C T, « >- 01 j« ".a 9-Algona (la.) Upper Des Maine.* Tuesday, February 7, 1956 7-Up Plant Expands Twice During 1955, the 7-Up Distributing Co. here, owned and opty- ated by Duane Jensen, completed two jnajor improvements at their South Phillips street location. Two,. additions for storage tfnd driveway enclosure, one 34 x 62 feet, the other 50 x 22 feet, were completed. The ' expansion was made necessary by increased demand for the product. Morck Distributing Co. uses the back addition for warehousing facilities. Going Forward With ALCQISIA Our contribution. to community progress lies in the completion, in 1955, of a complete 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 p Temperatures Vary, But Most Of Year Nice Everyone thought the first two months of winter (November and December) 1954 were tough enout'.h, but a check with V/cathcrrmin Stu Albright at the Alrona Airport proved those months were a breeze compared v.'ith the corresponding months c 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 tho temperature hit 16 degrees. Quite a droo in a year's time. But that's not all. The low reading, Nov. 16, 1954, a 16 above mark, was 2G degrees higher than our low reading on Nov. 30, 1955 — 10 below zero. December was even worse. Dec. 27. 1954, the high reading v.'as 20, compared with a four txilow mark Dec. 21, 1955. Low readings were: Dec., 1954, two degrees above zero; Dec. 19, 1955, 21 BELOW ZERO. Figures for January are incomplete, but the same trend is bound to be true, with the possible exception of a few warm days in 195G early in the month. Temperatures at ' the local v.T.avhor station are read at 6 p.m. and precipitation marks are taken at 7 a.m. A report is filed at the Des Moines Weather Bureau i-.ach week and again at the end of the month. % \ i Jt^sw^ • "** '»t!S e » ; •' 1M^*," v -Sv% »,«i* > ( ^^ft iS Vi*S ***« *.i»£^ * ^#-< ENTERING OUR... 39th Year Current Earnings On Your Savings • • • All Accounts Insured Up To $10,000 By The Federal Savings and Loan Loan Insurance Corpora- lion, Washington, D. C. BlVlCG 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, and 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" Hera h The Record of Our Growth December 31, 1935 $ 317,920.93 December 31, 1937 $ 581,849.13 December 31, 1939 $ 947,644.78 December SI, 1941 $1,130,961.14, December 31, 1944 $1,426,072.18' 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 220 EAST STATE STREET ALGONA, IOWA THE BEST IN Automotive Our Contribution To ALCG>N A 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 1955: 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. These additions were made to our already excellent set-up for the servicing of all makes of cars and trucks'. Our regular departments, such as our well-known Body and Paint Shop, have been functioning at a high rate of efficiency. But because we want to give you, our customers, the finest in automotive service, we shall never stop improving our plant and equipment. PERCIVAL MOTORS SOUTH PHILLIPS STREET ALGONA, IOWA DODGE PLYMOUTH

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