The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 21, 1956 · Page 45
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 45

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 21, 1956
Page 45
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SPECIAL FEATURE SECTION Tuesday, February 21, NATIONAL 'OPERATION HONE IMPROVEMENT' LAUNCHED BY THIRTY-EIGHT ALGONA FIRMS Join In Concerted Campaign To Help Home-Owners Improve Property Whatever Your Needs in Electrical Planning and Electrical Installations- Look to PRATT ELECTRIC We Can Serve You in Anything ELECTRICAL Pratt Electric — besides offering one of the most complete, reliable and expert electrical contracting services in north Iowa — maintains at all times an extensive stock of electrical items — featuring HOME FIXTURES Here, for you to see and Inspect and choose, are the lat^t and most up-to-date in electrical fixtures. Added to your home, or as part of a modernization or remodeling project, these new fixtures can make a world of difference. Make PRATT ELECTRIC your electrical headquarters — and your one-stop for fixtures. Wiring and Repair Work If it's anything in the electrical field . . . Pratt Electric can handle it! See us or call us for estimates on your job — we can handle itl PRATT ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR Residential and Commercial 214 East Slate PHONE 170 Algona, Iowa Magic In Modern Bathrooms Chamber-of Commerce of Ifo V.S., HOME IMPROVEMENT! $ 500 LOAN Costs $15.97 Monthly* FHA JI7LE I LOAN Q> No down payment required Q> No mortgage papers, legal fees Q> Up to 36 months to repay Q> Present mortgage no obstacle >w .o^r, tHLY 31 9? 94 91 HOME FEDERAL SAVINGS & LOAN ASS'N, Since 1917 AJgona Iowa To Have Big Home Show During Spring A city-wide campaign to serve all . families with a desire to bring their homes up-to-date is being launched this week by 37 Algona business firms, including building contractors, lumber yards, paint arid supply stores, plumbing firms, painting contractors, appliance firms, lending institutions, and all others in the field of home modernization. •The campaign, being held nationally, is called 'Operation Home Improvement' and is being sponsored by the Algorul Chamber of Commerce along with the participating firms. A home improvement committee, headed by G. D. Donovan, chairman, and Tom McGraw, assistant chairman, has prepared special plans for the campaign, which will go on for six months. Home Show Planned In connection with the' program, a special 'Home Show' is being scheduled to take place in April, and -to be held on a scale much like similar shows held in metropolitan centers. ;The purpose of 'Operation Home Improvement' is to demonstrate to home-owners what can be done in bringing a homey .^Xether in town or on the farrpi, into line with modern living standards and to provide com- plete information on the dealers, contractors and lenders that are eager to be of, service to home-owners in achieving their own improvement projects. The seal shown here will be used by the local firms to identify themselves as participating in Home Improvement year activities, and all have plentiful information of value to homeowners. Algona firms participating in 'Operation Home Improvement' are as follows: Bolsford Lumber Company Ready-Mix Concrete & Lumber Co. F. S. Norton & Son Kelly Lumber Co. Richardson Decoralors Mergen & Webster Reliable Decoralors Algona Floor Service ' Bud Robinson, Contraclor Algona Block & Tile Co. North Central Public Service Co. Algona Swarlz Hardware Beecher Lane Appliances Coast-to-Coast S'tore Cowan Building Supply Davis Paint Store Gamble Store Hall-Strahorn Hardware Kohlhaas Hardware North Iowa Sewing Machine & Appliance Bowman Builders Pratt Electric Construction Co. Funk Plumbing & Heating Rapid Thermogas Co. Muckey Plumbing & Heating Home Federal Savings & Loan Association Algona Plumbing & Heating P. R. Irons Heating •& Plumbing Sigsbee Plumbing & Healing Bennie Wibben, Contractor Elead M. Wegner, Contraclor Miller Lumber Co. Albert Hagg, Painter Donovan Cabinet Shop Algona Electric Co. Thomas Skelgas Bjuslrom's Furniture Co. Foster Furniture (viodernizing Exterior Of An Old House o d e r n V f' «-' '•» f Can Be Brought To Your Home With FLOOR CARPET and DRAPERIES And Bjustrom's Is Headquarters For Carpet and Draperies BJUSTROM'S FURNITURE has one of the largest stocks of floor carpet and drapery materials in all north Iowa! AND HERE ARE THE SERVICES WE RENDER: • At our store we will show 'you scores of patterns in both carpel and in drapery materials. • We will then come to your home with samples for checking and will lake all accurate measurements right from your rooms. • We lay carpet wall-to- wall, or make up into roomsize rugs — and we lay complete with padding, etc. • We offer a complete drapery service — preparing lined or unlined drapes, and install with all hardware, valances lo match, etc. You Can Have New Carpet & New Draperies —And Pay For Them on Our , Easy Monthly Terms! STA8USHEP 1925 Exterior modernization is expressed here in the ' simplest terms—an old 'farm dwelling, much the worse for wear and obsolescence, , takes a trim, >attractive look with new siding of asbestos cement shingles. Break- ing the lines of the roof with tiny dormers, permitted the addition of second-story windows and better utilization of living area. A more modern entrance gives the final touch. LET US DO YOUR WORK All Types of Residential and Commercial Electrical Work and Contracting • EXPERT REPAIR SERVICE - ALL TYPES • HOME AND INDUSTRIAL WIRING • INSTALLATION - FIXTURES & OUTLETS FREE ESTIMATES Phone 452 ALGONA ELECTRIC CO. EHAROLD (so ROTH: RiAD THE WANT ADS—IT PAYS

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