The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 21, 1956 · Page 52
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 52

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 21, 1956
Page 52
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"Operation Home Improvement" >56 Is the Year to Fix! Refrigerator-Freezer Wall Units Popular In 1955, a completely new concept of refrigerator, design was introduced—a refrigerator-freezer which hangs on the wall at shoulder level like a picture, nnd a refrigerator-freezer combination in which the freezer section is placed beneath the refrigerator unit. The wall refrigerator — first radical innovation in refrigerator aesiitn in many years—features a full-size refrigerator, while the freezer compartment has a spacious capacity that holds pounds and pounds of frozen foods. This new unit occupies only two-thirds the space of a conventional refrigerator of the same capacity. The unit is installed on the wall with special retainer and bolts which anchor securely to the wall studs for absolute stability. The unit may also be installed completely recessed -into the wall or in a.built-in wall alcove. '" ';• Housewife in a Hurry. No handles protrude from the appliance; doors open at a touch by means of finger grips at the base. When the door is almost closed a magnetic seal takes over operation and automatically shuts and seals the door. The magnetic door operation eliminates the problem of improperly closed doors when the housewife is in a hurry or has both hands full. The interior of the refrigerator section is finished in white porcelain and contains shelves which may be adjusted up or down to accommodate extra-large packages or bottles. Fruit and vegetable compartments with transparent sliding doors hold over half a bushel of fresh fruit and vegetables. On the inside of the double doors are removable and adjustable shelves, two of which are especially designed to hold eggs. One of the doors also contains a new butter conditioner, which keeps butter at the desired spreading consistency. Extra Convenience. The freezer compartment interior contains storage shelves and a special ice tray shelf with trays which dispense ice cubes one at a time or in quantity. Adjustable and removable shelves on the inside of the freezer door are especially convenient for frozen cans and packaged foods. This wall mounted combination is available in mix-or-match colors—satin white, turquoise, green, canary yellow, petal pink, cadet blue or wood-tone brown. Guests Appreciate A Guiding Light The considerate, artd smart, host and hostess have an outdoor light so guests can find the house number and the house. Besides reflecting consideration, a decorative outdoor light fixture reflects the beauty of the house. It extends a warm welcome, and >t shows off the externol features of the home for which you've worked so hard,. Good out-of-doors lighting is an integral part of Inspiration- Lighting, a theory of home lighting which was adapted from the theatre and now is being adopted by builders, decorators and prideful homeowners. Attractive fixtures for your doorway, porch, garden, patio and backyard are available at hardware, electrical and department stores. They come in traditional or- modern styles, in post- lantern types or accent "spots" and boast weather-resistant materials. Installation is simple. ._+ _ Glass Block Wins Builders' Favor More and more builders are choosing glass block to add functional beauty io one or several rooms. Glass block comes in a wide variety of pattefns, ranging from super-clear through various degrees of translucence. It has insulation value equivalent to an 8-inch, brick or 12-inch concrete wall. '56 MOUSE PLAN A iMAU MOUSE HAMNIN6 ftUfttAU OMlON NO. DESf&N C-3?4. The room adjoining the basement stair bi this ranch-style home Will prove to be a valuable step- save*' fof the homemakei*. While there is a full basement, this roOm is large enough to serve as a laundry and is e-' quipped with a closet and sink. It can well be Used for a number of other useful purposes. ... . 'The plan also has three bedrooms, a bath, ft living room, and a combination kitchen-dinette. There are eight closers, Including two coat closets plus linen and towel cabinets, as well as a general closet in the bedroom hall. The exterior (has wide overhanging eaves, hijl i-oof, -wide antT vertical. siding, a planter and large picture windows. Floor area is 1144 square feet and cubage is 21,736 cubic feet. For further information about 13ESIGN C-374, write the Small House Planning Bureau, St. Cloud, Minn. • - REMODEL NOW! PAY LATER! • NO DOWN PAYMENT © YOU HAVE 3 YEARS TO PAY Now you can remodel and have three years to pay. Why settle for that drab kitchen or bathroom when Donovan's Cabinet Shop can put new life into your everyday "surroundings. We will be most happy to give you free estimates on Custom-inade cabinets of- every kind. Our many year's of experience in this type of work gives you assurance that the end result will be the very best at reasonable prices. Whether, you ' prefer mahogany, fir, white pine, or birch, we can satisfy your needs. { SCREEN DOORS AND WINDOWS STORM DOORS AND WINDOWS Donovan 0 CABINET SHOP 904 South Phillips Phone 1498 WE'RE READY TO HELP YOU "FIX-UP IN '56"! . . . and we'll be more than happy to discuss your home improvement plans with you. We have a complete line of Sherwin-Williams Paints, Asphalt Shingles, Insulation, Siding Mate-rials and lumber. DON'T FORGET—THIS YEAR YOU CAN REMODEL AND PAY NO MONEY DOWN and have 3 YEARS TO PAY! LUMBER CO. 821 N, MAIN ALGONA cold fronts are fast...but automatic HEATING **** ••••••••••••«.• is always ready Fact gat corrects for weather changes within second*. Snow or sleet doesn't bother natural gas pipelines buried deep underground! Gas heating systems are compact, efficient, economical. evenly in every room. You and your family enjoy more comfort, more health protection! Only gas u so perfect's match for winter's wont. It comes automatically through steel pipelines. The most destructive weather can't reach the never-ending supply. Upgrade your heating system ... new gas central furnaces fit into tiny closets, attics, or most anywhere! They're economical to buy, operate. Investigate now. Cold, drafty floors result when a heating system's not fast ... chilly layers of air build up where children play! Fast, automatic gas responds instantly to a drop in outside temperature — circulates warm air quickly and I would like assistance hi planning the rutht installation for my home. Addreu, Clip and mail; YOUR HEADQUARTERS FOR: * JOHN WOOD WATER HEATERS * UNIVERSAL, HOLLYWOOD AND ROPER BUILT-IN OVENS North Central Public Service Co. Tuesday, Nbfuary il, Af§6na (la.) Ufipef P«» Moinet Phone 1412 AJgOM ... And We're Ready To Help You With Your Home Improvement Plans! * ELECTRIC SUPPLIES f * PLUMBING SUPPLIES * DELTA POWER TOOLS • - . • • * * HAND TOOLS * WHIRLPOOL WASHERS AND DRYERS * "JANNEY-REST" PAINTS AND VARNISHES Let Algona's Most Complete Hardware Store Help You With Your Home Improvement Problems. HALL-STRAHORN HARDWARE APPLIANCES ALGON A r. You Needn't Put Off Those Decorating Plans Arty Longer! iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiniiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiini NOW! . You Can fulfill Your Decorating = Dreams and Have 3 Years to Pay. is Illlllllllllllllilllliilillllllllllllllllli SEE- RELIABLE DECORATORS • vuiiiuuiiniuiiniiiiiiiiiuuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit *^^ iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii FOR- 0 Painting |) Decorating 0 Paper Hanging Serving Algerians Since 1937 MILO RENTZ & HERMIT FORBES •«*•»•»•++»»»««••«•««»•«•»»•«»»;

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