The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 7, 1956 · Page 64
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 64

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 7, 1956
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F/rsf Annual Report of Progress Of The Algona Community Ten State Area Served By Druggists' Mutual Insurance Firm Entering 47th Yr. Loral residents passing the downtown coi;ner of State and .Mooro streets in Algona ;n c very likely unaware of Ihe fart that they are walking by what has been termed one of the "classic examples of business building architecture" in Ihe middle West. The structure is the original home office building of Drug- gists' Mutual Insurance Company, and wns designed in an earlier day of world-famous Chicago architect Sullivan, whose architecture appears in many great cities of the country. This building, together with a largo modern new addition which was erected by the company a few years ago, houses the home offices of Druggists' Mutual. The insurance company has had its headquarters here for almost all 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 encompasses ten states, with fieldmen. covering each state for the company here. Druggists' Mutual n o w furnishes non-assessable insurance to more than 6,000 druggists and doctors, and is one of the nation's best-known in its field. Druggists' Mutual was founded on Kossuth County soil in the year 1909 by pioneer druggist Al Falkenhainer, and the business has grown ten and twenty-fold in its almost quarter century of service. Has Paid 16,000 Claims Since the beginnirfgs of operation, Druggists' Mutual has "paid over 16,000 separate claims 'for losses incurred by its polity- holders, and during that- iarrte period over $2,425,000.00 in dividends has been returned to the company's policyholders. Officers of Druggists' Mutual Insurance Company of Iowa are Eugene Murtagh, president, V. M. Parsons, secretary, and Ted Larson, treasurer. 6-Algdna (la.) Upper Des Maine* Tuesday, February 7, 1956 CAME TO ALCQNAIN 1.955! RUSS & KY'S NASH SALES & SERVICE RUSS HUTCHINS 1023 NORTH MAIN ST. DON KAJEWSKI Norton Machine Addition Marks 38th Year Completion of a modern brick and tile addition to the firm premises marked the close of .the year 1955 for Norton Machine Works here, and the modern structure facing Courthouse square in downtown Algona makes an outstanding contribu-. tion to the area, 60x60 feet in size, the addition increases working floor space of the firm substantially, under the most modern conditions. Thirty-Eight 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 Norton as the "first machine shop" in Algona, the firm has made large strides in the field of pre- • cision 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 Ma^ chine Works, and 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 in the development of sanitary local sense and to industry else"where. Notice or SALE 6r BONDS Scaled bids will be received by the undersigned Secretory of the Board of Directors of the Hurt Community School District, in the Count? of Kbs- Kuth. State of Iowa, until 2 o'clock p.m.. iVfarch 6, 1056. for Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($250,000.00) School Building Bonds, of said District, nt which time they will be present; rd to the Board I of Directors of said School District at its meeting to be thru held at the school building in Burt, Iowa, and in said School District, nnd after the receipt of open bids the bonds will be sold to the highest bidder for cash. Said bonds will be dated February 1. 11)56. of the denomination of $1.000.00 r u-'i. ,-inrl will maturo in installments of $3,000.00 on November 1, 1957, $13,000.00 on November 1 of each of the years 1058 to 1062, inclusive, and SM.000.00 on November 1 of each of DIP years 1063 to 1075, Inclusive. Bidders should specify the interest rate or i.ntes for the bonds and all other circumstances being eqtrtil, preference will be given to trie bid of par and m-iTued interest or better specifying the lowest interest rate of rates. The School District will furnish the approving opinion of Messrs. Chap- m;m and Cutler, Lawyers, Chicago, Illinois, the purchaser to furnish the printed bonds, and all bids must be RO conditioned. When the printed bunds have been made available, the School District will deliver the executed bonds and accept payment .therefor upon three days' notice on or before forty-five davs after tlte date of sale. Certified check payable to the Burt Community School District, in the County of Kossuth. State of Iowa, for Two Per Cent (2%) of the principal amount of the bonds is 'required with each bid. The right is reserved to reject any and all bids. Published by order of the Board of Directors and dated January 30, ]<)56. Mrs. O. H. Graham Secretary (Published Feb. 7 'and Feb. 14. 1956, In The Algona (Iowa) Upper Des Moines) IOWA if TAT 14 ALGONA, IOWA A Sound, Progressive Financial Institution SERVING A SOUND, PROGRESSIVE COMMUNITY • -ssamm Surplus ._. $100,000.00 Capital $100,000.00 RESOURCES $5,758,680.83 SAFE CONFIDENTIAL ACCOMODATING 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 refacing equipment urider £ the •'company's "JIBFY" tradelriarlo 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 mach'ine operators. Keeping pace with growth here and in 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 IN ALCQNA „ , -" "","•••. • . •-, ssr . '' ^ ' ' ' ^^wSt -'" On July 28. 1955. we held the Grand Opening of our new variety store in Algona. It was a grand opening thai will never be forgotten in the R. M. Harrison Company, for thousands of persons from near and far visited the new store during the three-day event. We are proud and happy to have in Algona one of the finest variety stores to be found in the entire middle Wast. PROGRESS IN CONCRETE THE OLD WAY 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 Algona has proved the answer to a long-felt need in this area. Here, in this modern batching plant, concrete is mixed precisely to the requirements 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. During the Year 1955, This Ready-Mix Plant Produced: 10,470 Cu. Yds. of Concrete •T |. (Which Was Used on Construction Projects Of All Kinds and Types) In 1955, We Used .,. 60,000 Bags of Cement In 1955, We Used 15,000,000 Ibs. of Sand In 1955, We Used 17,000,000 Ibs. of Gravel (It Is Estimated That This Saved 38,000,000 Ibs. of "Elbow Grease") ^B£HB^^ ^^Bli^r ^^^^^^^^^^^(F ^^Hl^^ ^^MH^^ ^MHMIIPII^^^ ^^^^^^^^ «M^^ ^ ^^HBI^^ ^WBH^^ ^HUmF ^VIPIIMI^ CONCRETE & LUMBER CO« AIGONA, IOWA x//x.'/^^xx///y^////x/K'XW/s^/xyx//.^^

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