The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 7, 1956 · Page 63
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 63

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 7, 1956
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placed with ting firm. - BUrihfJ '1955, the ffrtfj installed over 3UO ' safety 'deposit bokes, nnd a modern : b'ufglary alarm System for safeguarding of the vault. ' : . -. '' t»'v' ''••• Officers* 6f the, 1 .,company here are C. R. LaBarre, president, M. J. 'Mowers, vice president and secretary', and H. J. Keesee, cashier and treasurer. Carrying forward an unbroken record of growth since its founding here 39 years ago, Home Federal Savings & Loan Association, Algona, reached a record high in 1955, total assets of the association having reached almost $8,000,000 at the close of business December 31. 'According to C. R. L^Barre, president. Homo Federal of Aljgona' is, now ,the largest Savings &, loan association in the United States operat.-, ing in a town of hot "over 5500 people. • '• Growth of Home Federal has been consistent over the years, with total assets amounting to $317,920.1)3 in the year of 1935, and increasing steadily ever Since. The firm handles all forms of loans for building and modernising, including FHA title 1 and 2, GI loans, and conventional loans. Loans made for new construction in 1955 by Home Federal qame close to one million dollars, while loans made tor "the purchase of homes were in excess of $750,000. Home Federal is currently returning 3% on savings 21% Increase For Weidenhoff Last Year ; ' , f .,}••'.;•;• , <; 1955 sales for Jos. Weidenhoff Inc., Alg'pha 'nianU.facturer of automotive and aviation testing equipment, -showed an .increase of 21% over the prevjqus, year of 1954, it has been announced by K. T. Peirce/ eeneral manager of the firm; " This increase embraced sales of standard corn- .mercial products put out by Wei- denhoff, excluding' jarly government contract 'work! January 1956 sales" for the company, Peirce added, were at a level 15% higher than in the same month of, 1955, and from present indications-' thp company is viewing the balance of the present year as having an increased demand for its products. Making Sixfy Ptoducls Weidenhoff is at present manufacturing .approximately 60 dif- ( , ferent items of equipment, rang- f in/a from Master Test Benches* wmch are.sold for $2,050 down' to timfng lights and adapters selling for'around $7. The engineering ' department ; oi thu local firm ,is now engaged ire Working on sl'xvjj teen now product projects,' ftx-J cluditig an, electronic ignTtiphf analyzer which is based oh'' an English patent. Does Export Business According the Peirce, about 25% of the company's output is, now going as export merchan- r dise, being sold in such countries as Holland, Finland, and Swit- : zerland. Israel and Turkey are two of Weidunhoff's best customers abroad, The firm 'is located 'two miles east of Algona, in shop and warehouse • buildings converted from the war-time hernp plant which was in operation here. Weiden- hoff is a subsidiary manufacturing firm of Bowser, Inc., one of the nations largest. * v , , Raise $70 For Polio Swea City — Seventy dollars was raised by the Boy Scouts for the Polio fund, at the Lions club dinner Thursday night, when wives of members were guests. The funds were raised by a sale of surplus pies, Harold Fischer St. acting as auctioneer. WANT ADS BRING RESULTS .-£-ff- - ••• o-£ •'-*- —-•*•••*•- .. ----.,, ^ . -: , ;• f .,j.,.. • t\-l fineofBestii: f • -.»*«!• i i . ,2.'. ;• ,- -i H. With a full slate of the biggest pictures to come from Hollywood on its forthcoming' schedule, the Algona Theatre enters -1956 with B "promise ot th'e best: screen erij tertafinment eveit tehown here.,,/:-. According" to' Dick Phillips, manager} .the local theater will pla'y such major movies as "Guys and Dolls" and Cecil,B.. DeMUle!§ giant production of "The Ten Commandments." New Equipment Installed For the most part unknown to the theatre-going public here, installation of the latest and most up-to-date projecting equipment^ has been made recently By We' Algona, which now' equips the theatre to show all CinemaScope and wide screen productions, and equipment is easily adapted to Superscope movies shortly to come. The projection booth is now fitted with Super*Simplex lamps to bring out the best in • color movies with : i\o eye stfain, and> sound is reproduced by the Simplex 4-Star sound system. Picture area on the new wide screen amounts to " J 550 •, square JfeSt, which gives cotfiplete .reality. Push-b % ack seats, eliminating standing when persons enter, were, installed with construction' of the new theatre here ; four years' ago. • 6ne Of Fir*! In State The Algona, classified aa one of the most beautiful theatres ;in north Iowa, was one of the' first in the state to install such a'list of projection and screen facilities. Central States Theatre Corp., operators of the Algona, also operate the. "Drive-In Theatre east of Algona. ,• . : , Schulfz Bros. Convert Swamp To Lge. Business A low-lying swamp 16 years ago. "Schultz Bros. City" at the southeast edge of Algona now in 1956 presents a thriving appearance to m6torists entering the city from the south on 169. The two-acre plot, acquired in 1939 by Alfred Schultz, has in of 16 years been con• verted into an attractive area, {Containing the Schultz Bros. 60x110 foot main garage and showroom, service station and parking lot, and three modern homes, erected by Schultz Bros, the property wfts improved Jn four steps, first, erection of the sei-yice" station which was the original S'chult2 Bros, enterprise; sec6nd, completion of the middle garage'building; third, addition of, the north section and showroom: fourth, expansion of the garage buflding to the south. Alfred was joined in operation of- the business in the forties by his two sons, Armin and Wesley, and these three together .with mechanics arid office personnel now operate the business. In lj)55f, Schultz Bros, "added Packard to its Studebaker line of cars, and now represents the Studebaker-Packard Corp. in this area. At their showing of the new Packard line last fall, they served 170 dozen donuts, 70 dozen cookies and 100 gallons of coffee. In 1955, Schultz Bros, added a Ford tractor with scoop for maintenance work, and installed, a 10,000 gallon gas tank to accomodate transport dumping of gas, which now enables the firm to buy gas TuMdrfy, February ?,' 1*54 Alg«fta (la.) Upp«r DM M*inW-i First Annual Report of* Progress . v .; Uv. v .', .;^. . ... . . > . ... .... Of T/ie /4/gono Community J • • •" ....-,' i •-''•.-•. i ..-',-..'. n 1 . * i- j. ... * • - • . . •, . „ . B0 . - ...<'. .W . •- — - —- 1 -—- - - • - •• - ' .• • Home Federal ,• ' ; • ,• Total Assets Near 8 Million on a jobber's basis. The company also maintains in service" two wrecker's, a jurhbb and a regular size vehicle. LONE ROCK NEWS By Mrs Clarence Kraft Sunday afternoon callers at the C. E! Householder home were Mrs Everett Hanna and Mrs Harlan Blanchard. SunUay callers at the Lawrence Geitzenauer home were Mv and Mrs John Geitzenauer of Fenton and Mr and Mrs C. J. Stauder of Bancroft. Mr and Mrs Roy Merchant and family spent the weekend visit- ing her sister and family, the Carroll Laahbrooks • at Mason City. ftev. C. E. Nofdin* and family spent Sunday afternoon With his mother, Mrs Matilda Nordirte at Albert City. •Mrs Jim Larson visited Saturday 'afternoon with Mrs Leslie Johnson. Sunday evening Mr and Mrs Leslie Johnson and family were supper guests at the Vernon Johnson home in Armstrong. Supper- guests Sunday at the Rose Kraft home were Mr and Mrs Frederick Schultz and Dawn, Mr and Mrs James Walker and Charla Jo, Mr and Mrs Clarence Kraft, Judy and Joy. Mr and Mrs Jim O'Hara nnd Jerry of Castana, la. were over- nite guests Friday at the Marlin Bausman home. Miss Evelyn Earing, Mrs Glenn Householder and Mrs Mary Flaig visited Mrs Cecile Seegebarth Sunday afternoon at the Robert Hanna home. SPEED TOOLS MADE IN ALGQN A FOR INDUSTRY ^s A Partial List Of The Companies Served by Livingston: Ladish Company Tri-Clover Division Kenosha. Wisconsin Crane Company Chicago, Illinois Cherry Burrell Corporation . Chicago, Illinois Creamery Package Mfg. Co. Chicago, Illinois Wallaca Tube Company Chicago. Illinois Lukenhoimer Company Cincinnati. Ohio \Vm. Powell Company Cincinnati, Ohio Ohio Injector Co. Wadsworlh, Ohio Jenkins Brothers Bridgeport, Conn. Manton Gaulin Mfg. Co Evereil. Mass. STO 10 YEARS OF PROGRESS The Livingston Tool Co. com- i '••( pletec) its tenth year of opera- " j'•• '=* tions here in 1955, and as we begin our second ten years, we in all modesty call attention to our own 'Record of Progress', wr|ich has given all on the Liv- ingston staff a real sense ( ,of« .'A. i-, . A . . .. ^-k ''tfw?" achievement, Livingston's "SUPER SPEED" brand embraces some 300 dif- ferent types of precision tools . ..•'tools which are used in in- i-* . . dusfry (creameries, dairies, food and* chemical plants) to erect ••*&*«:• - ' and maintain conveyor piping- Neendless to say such tools are the; result of precision work, • t which is performed by people of this community at our mod- V ern-Ec)uipped Algona plant. An Arizona irrigation project, for , which LJvirtgston hos de- signed and is manufacturing * •* -t ^ special outlet valves, is a devel- 1 * i opment.which has exacted high standards of manufacturing, and which we are proud to have met at the qualities of work de- manded. Our manufacturing firm, though far from being one of the biggest in the field, has con- sistently supplied the finest type of product to many exacting in- dustries, nation-wide, and it is a source of pride to us that WQ have met and grown with those exacting standards. -** -* ALGONA, IOWA TOOL CO. PROGRESS IN A t C ffl N A New Skelly Service Station Opened Here In 1955 A Pleasure And A Privilege Serving The Algona Community During 1955! Scobba's Skelly Service Corner E. Slate & Colby Sts. Monte Scobba Quonsct Village" Is Growing •<? tg&« 18 "Strati Steel" QUONSETS ADDED TO ALGONA'S SKYLINE IN 1955 Yes, Quonset Village is growing, tool In our area north of the Milwaukee railroad tracks, we added a sixth Quonset building . . • Russ & Ky's Nash during the year 1955. We erected 17 other commercial Quonsets in Algona, too- One of them was a long-span type for Ray Alderson, like the picture at the right. 150 More Erected In Our Franchisee! Area 1955 saw many new Quonsets go up throughout Kossuih County and surrounding areas, loo. 150 more QwonseU dqttfid the landscape. Qur largest job was a muUi-rigid frame structure fpr the Murray Elevator at Pancrofi. These easy-to-erect, permanent Stran-Steel Quonsets ar^ fast gaining in popularity and are the most economical and serviceable building qn the market today for our growing community. THERE'S A SIZE AND TYPE QUONSET TO MEET EVERY - MANUFACTURING, COMMERCIAL, OR STORAGE EQUIPMENT STEEL BUILDING CO. EARL B. MILLER t MILWAUKEE DEPOT PLAZA

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