The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 7, 1956 · Page 60
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 60

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 7, 1956
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Congratulations BOTSFORD LUMBER CO. On The Occasion Of Your Grand Opening Event It is a I way i a pleasure to be associated with a progressive and efficient organization such as yours. May the years to come be as fruitful as your past record of achievement. Republic Steel Corp. Manufacturers of ELECTRO-GALVANIZED FENCING S-Algdna (la.) Upper DM Mftlnti Tuesday, February 7, 19S6 -..._-. -- . - m - . ILI i- - - i- - -.- —i —JJ- I - .:. ' . I ! *'- -I- I • ..M---..--I-. -r- I II -L .._- .-.'.. -- -.- - r- ..... ,- . J -1 ' •*• Botsford Lumber's Yard Open " * For Visitors Gifts, Prizes Refreshment Lappe-Forrow Nuptials, Uidyard People in this area will have an opportunity Friday, Feb. 10, to inspect and visit the recently completed new building of the Botsford Lumber Co. located on South Phillips- street in Algona. The invitation is extended to nil in celebration of a grand opening. The doors will be open from ^9 a.m. to 9 p.m. As a token of appreciation of- business, Botsfords will be giving favors io all visitors, and several hundred dollars wor'lh of free door prizes which will be given from registration thoughout the day. Refreshments, too, will be furnished. Business will not be in operation for that one-day and employees of the local firm, plus many representatives of suppliers, will be on hand to escort visitors through the yard. Designed Locally Botsford's new building, which was in the planning stage for several years, was designed and drafted by the local employees and blue .printed according to the owner's specifications. The mammoth brick structure is 202 feet X 95 feel and includes lumber storage space, a millwork room, several small storage and display rooms, plus a large front olt'ice and display room. Construction of the ultra-modern building was completed in the fall of 1955 and business started there about Dec. 1. The new location 1 is on the right-of-way of the Northwestern railroad tracks and affords ample space for customer parking. \ One of 55 Yards The local Botsford yard is one of 55 located in three states, Iowa, Minnesota and South Dakota. The home office is at Winona, Minn. The Botsford company has been building in the |,ar*y Lafcpe, son-'dtf, Mr and ;' MrS Lftuis ' Lappe and Shirley, daughter; pi Mf and Mrs John* . Famny \i'er*e united in marriage at the Ledyafd Sacred Heart Rectory, Jan. 22. Their attendants were Donna .Olson of Algona and Albert K&Mer ot Bancroft. The fiewlyweds were both members pf .the 1955. gl;&d-. uating class of L;akota. ' Laffy is employed in EatnervlU& Mr and Mrs Lappe arc at homo in .the Albert Bosma house in south Lakota. Mew Home - Building Plan Off ered By Botsf ord '' The Old Bolsford Yard Best Wishes TO BOTSFORD LUMBER CO. your beautiful new lumber yard is truly an achievement that you can be most proud of. We are happy to be a supplier to an agressive organization such as yours and our very best wishes to you for a pros- perous future. Fort Dodge Wholesale Distributing Co. Fort Dodge, Iowa Distributors of: REPUBLIC STEEL - CELOTEX JOHNS-MANVILLE - OLD AMERICAN northwest for 100 years. y Manager of the Algona yard, Tom McGraw, has been with Botsford's since 1937 when he joined the Gaylord, Minn... firrrw He .spent three years in the navy during World War II and then cHine to Algona in 194(5 as as* sistant to M. J. Pool, who was manager then. He remained herd for seven years and then wfi? appointed manager of the Botsford yard at Good Thunder, Minn. After" two years there, Tom returned to Algona last fall to become manager .here upon retirement of Mr Pool who assurm ed new duties as district supervisor for nine of the Botsford yards in Iowa and Minnesota. , With the new quarters, Botsr ford has been able to enlarge its service and merchandise to a great extent and this expansion gives the yard as' complete a building program as there is available in north central Iowa. 26 Years In Algona The Botsford yard in its 26 years of business in Algona has been a major contracting; firm. Over 100 homes have been built by Botsford crews since 1932. In addition to homes, there have been several major commercial buildings constructed, too. During L?955 there were 13 major projects completed by Botsford including its own yard, Norton Machine Workfe, Ed Wolcott, Don Nelson, Loren Larson, Leonard Nelson, Mark McGuire arid Bob Holtzbauer homes. frobably one of the biggest contracting services for which Botsford is well known is that of farm structures. This-has been a major lineall through the years and still is an important part. Coal, too, keeps the yard active during the slack winter months and comprises about 75 per cent of the firm's sales during the peak winter season. The coal yards , are located across the tracks' to the east of the new buildtngl spent in Algona as, manager. Hi Jinks ' Devoted to "Behind The Scenes" Items From Algona High School. Botsford Payroll $65,000 Yearly, 12 To 25 Men While Botsford has a regular crew of 12 men in addition to Manager McGraw at the peak of the bui'ding season there are from 20 to 25 on the payroll. During 1955, the Botsford payroll totaled $05,000. Employees are: Tom Dailoy, construction superintendent, Neil Linnb, assistant manager, Cecil BurtLs, second man. Harm ilel- mers, second man, D. D. Hent- gesi, driver, Jack Kotelson, driver Charles Schmidt, driver, Bill Weiner, cabinet shop, Paul Dremmel, Cliff, John Hennessey and Alex Reefer, construction crew. . , Several of these men have been associated with Botsl'ords many years, too. Tom Dailey has been with the firm in Algona feu* 12;i years; Harm Helmers, over 20 years; and Paul Dremmel and Bill Werner, 15 years. Although not directly connee;- ocl with the local yard anymore, M. J. Pool, has had the longest service with Botsfords and is nmv in his 4,'Jrcl year with them. Twenty-six of those years were Algona's affirmative debate team debated one of the weirdest rounds in history at Gustavus. Adblphus. A member of the opposing team, having previously complained of a sinus ailment, went into another room while the debate was going on and lay do%vn on one of the beds. Not ,the sinus,; but her weak heart was bothering her this time. At any rate, the debate ended, and Algona won (You've Gotta Have Heart). •*• *',•-. Speaking of hearts, here's a story i tp wdrm the'coldest. When the 'sophomores studied Rudya'rd Kipling's poem, "Danny Deever", they made a small clay figure and a model gallows, complete with trap door. They hung Danny in effigy until at last the clay neck broke. The class was prepared, though. They laid Danny tenderly to rest in a tiny wooden casket. • * * News in a Capsule—The Bulldog's Bark went to press; mixed chorus serenaded Mr Carver on his wedding anniversary; chemistry class had a slight blow-up; nnn English Lit class learned that the moon docs not affect the tide, but the untied. * * * To raise money for Ihe March of Dimes, student council placed a large glass jug filled with water in the upstairs corridor. The jug was then supposed to be filled with money. At last report, the two goldfish placed in the jug to add interest seemed to be dying. _—SS. STAMP PADS, ink, rubber stamps, daters, etc. at the Upper Des Moines Pub. Cc , office supply Annual Elevator Meeting' The Wesley Farmer's Cooperative Elevator Company will hold their annual meeting Monday afternoon, Feb. 20, in StUder hall. a , with the Botsford Lufnbef Co. Gfaftd Op«nlnd n«w yard and building -materials store here friday i* ih« lull pl§» In thU Issue d*votftd to a eaffiptotelr «** hom * building plaftjtelAB ottertd bf Ihe Botsfoird firm. Botsfotd Lumb« Cat her* ha* exclusive franchise for ihe plan, according to Tam -Mcdraw, manager, and full details will be given io all in!«esUd persons at *he Grand Opening and following thai «venl. McQraw stated that the ftew ptogltam, which gives costs on house building right down to the penny. has Been Instituted to provide opportunities for home ownership on a scale heretofore not available. Mot a stereotyped plan, the Bolsford program offers wide opportunity for originality in design and floor plan. yet is set up to prdvide, according to McGraw, a lower price basis on which to build. All materials used in the pro- v gram — the LU-HE-CO system — are standard stock as always sold in the local Botsford yard. . The firm is providing illustrated booklets which give additional details which are free for the asking, Congratulations BOTSFORD LUMBER CO. Your new lumber store i; an excellent example of how business enterprise contributes toward civic welfare. We are happy to have two of our men assisting you during your Grand Opening event. StOtt BUILDING SUPPLY, INC. FORT DODGE, IOWA Barrett Roofing READ THE WANT ADS—IT PAYS Best Wishes To Botsford's Congratulations on the completion of your beautiful new yard and office. We're sure it is one of ihe finest and most modern in the area. It has been our privilege Io furnish the wall panelling in your ultramodern office. The people of Algona can point with pride to this building which contributes to the beauty and progressiveness of. Algona. TWIN CITY HARDWOOD LUMBER CO. Wholesale Only ST. PAUL, MINN. "Bruce" Hardwood Flooring "Veriply" Plywood Hardwood Lumber and Panelling BEST WISHES BOTSFORD LUMBER CO. Your beautiful, new lumber yard is an asset to the'community of Algona and shows what agressive, honest business activity can accomplish over a period of years. We sincerely wish a prosperous future for you in this splendid new structure. Painting & Decorating of the new Botsford building was both a privilege and a pleasure. Our skilled workmen took pride .in doing the decorating. Mergen & Webster "PAINTING r> & DECORATING CONTRACTORS Leo Mergen Phone 562-J Merle Webster Phone 756 JOS. INC. WEIDENHOFF Producing Automotive and Aviation Testing Equipment and Related Products of the Highest Precision ... Distributed and Used In The United States and Foreign Countries. ALC0NA IOWA

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