The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 27, 1956 · Page 12
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 12

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I tu6*day, March as Sells Oveftfillioii Gallons Gas Annually Algona Plumbing & Heating Serving with Quality Workmanship ''""* Gldba'& Luxaire Furnaces ii EUft. "letter Hooter ServSee * Chryslef Airtemp Alr-Condilion- • Richman ft Kohler Bathroom ! . Fixtures • NATURAL GAS — Everything in Natural Gas Equipment (including Gas Incinerators) WE PERFORM ALL TYPES PLUMBING 8s HEATING SERVICE "Service With a Smile" at MOB'S SKELLY STATION Skelly Gas, Oils, Greases Battery Service-Tire Repair Washing, Polishing, Greasing 300 W State-Algona IUUiUHUlMU>UMUUiilUM»l«i/mMUMM*MMJMA N ~v Recapping Repairing All Tires FARM IMPLEMENT TIRES A SPECIALTY WITH 24-HOUR SERVICE All OK Recapping is unconditionally guaranteed or your money back. JACK'S OK TIRE SERVICE JACK LIMBAUGH YOUR KOSSUTH COUNTY POTATO HEADQUARTERS 'Self Service Unlimited Parking Space Complete Line of Meats, Groceries EAST END GROCERY Bjus tram's Furniture Co. Our Direct-From-Factories Purchases of Furniture and Home-Furnishings SAVES YOU MONEY Algona's Most Modern Furniture Store LOW DOWN PAYMENTS FREE DELIVERY Moving-Storage-Crating • * We Move Household Goods Anywhere-Fully Insured-Furnlture & Machinery Storage in New, Modern Warehouse-All Types Crating. TRANSFER Phone 298 POST STORAGE Phone 298 Permit No. 33 MR. FARMER: For QUICK and CLEAN removal of all DEAD STOCK Phone 7-W WE PAY ALL PHONE CHARGES ALGONA RENDERING CO. Algona, Iowa Ben Wibben - Building Contractor All Types Building Cabinet Work 122 South Heckart, Algona Phone 1255-W (Please Call After 6:00 P.M.) MILLER LUMBER CO. BUILDING NEEDS OF ALL KINDS Lower Price Max Bartholomew Manager Epft State at C & NW , Trackf-Algona Roto-Rooter Sewer Service For Clogged Sewers-Drains No Unnecessary Digging Guaranteed Cowan's Roto-Rooter Serving Kossuth County Algona 980 Phone Collect ••^"'•- *k&*^«-*"»- ^ Rapid-Thermogas Co. — South Phillips St. — Algdrta,Ja. ' In less than two years time here ih Algona, the Rapid Thermogas Co. has shown a steady growth through increasing its customer list and building 1 art addition to the warehouse. This growth is measured also by the fact thai dUritig the year 1955 there were:' 104 tank cars processed through the plant. With each car carrying 10,000 gallons of gas, this meant over a million gallons of bottle and bulk gas was sold by the 'plant.-. - The gas was used by the dompany's 1,000 retail customers plus 65 dealers whom it serves in the area as wholesale accounts. This past year showed an increase 6f more than 100 new home heating accounts. These new customers, of course, meant greater servicing facilities and to meet the demand Rapid ;T herhiogas Co. built an addition to the warehouse which is shown above. This new brick structure enables the company to carry a more complete stock of gas burning appliances and to better service its dealers and retail customers. . • - : ' ' fl 'fl Manager of the, local Rapid Thermogas Co. is J. f. Milder who also manages the sub-plant at Emme,»sburg. The Algona firm is one of 24 plants opefftting in Idwa^ Illinois and Wisconsin., These plants have storage facilities of over 1,000,000 gallons of gas which assures all their customers of complete supply. Rapid Thermogas Co., is the largesf bottle gas 1 distributor in the area in which it operates. • .' ' .'.'. .'-,• •', ' : '' . ". During 1955 the cdmpany alio purchased the bottle gas business of Bjuslrom's, which: had been the oldest 'established bottle gas service in Algona. ' ' . . The Rapid Thermogas Co. operates 'oh both a retail and wholesale basis'. In addition to the retail customers within a radius of 20 miles of Algona and in Algona itself, the company _ services 65 dealers who distribute the bottle gas ih an area which is bounded by Lehigh on the south, Winnebago, Minn., on the nbrih, Royal on the west and, -Wesley 'on the east. Thermogas stresses service on delivery and keeping the customer's tank full. A "follow up" system of bottle gas delivery creates a regular route for the drivers and contact with every customer according to his needs. ',.-•••'•"• P .'.!..-._/ Not; only does Rapid •Thermogas Co. distribute and sell 'bottle and bulk gas, but it also carries a complete -line of gas appliances including Caloric, Roper, and Hardwick ranges; ,RuuoV*'and , John Wood water heaters; Caloric clothes dryers; Johnson stock tank healers.- A. R. Wood chick brooders and Vulcan commercial ranges. , Caloric BUILT-INS , -JThe most popular item that keeps the Theqnpgd* name popping from one conversation to another is its' beautiful practical" and most up-to-date Caloric built-in kitchen . 3,as__ynjts. Every new home and anyone remodeling a kitchen is a most enthusiastic prospect for these units which have engineered installation. 9 trucks & 10 people to serve you .!',.." ; . . One new retail truck, was added!to the fleet, making a total of eight and increase'in personnel from 8 to 10. Employees are: Miss Janice , Doerning, Merle Thompson, Ray Meyers, Jim Arend, Dale Briggs, Glenn Jones, ,Rog Hoover, Bjll Speeht, John Roberts and Gilbert Gjerde in Emmetsburg. With an annual payroll of $45,000 the Rapid Thermogas Co. is an integral part of Algona's industry sharing in the development and progress of the community. . Buildings For Farm and Industrial Use QUONSET STRAN - STEEL MILLER STEEL BUILDING CO. North of Milwaukee Depot - • Phone 1290 BUILDING MATERIALS OF ALL KINDS AND TYPES • Everything for Remodeling and Modernising • Everything for Farm and Home Building • Ready-Mixed Concrete in Season Ready-Mix Concrete & Lbr. Cti. No. Lssitry St. < Algona Phone 166 Viking FARM OIIS AND GRIA5IS Bulk Delivery Service VIKING Oil CO. Just North of MllwewkM Dtpol 78ZBBB. Cook & Heat With THERMOGAS The Preferred 1. P. Gas Bottle & Bulk Sales Gas Appliances PHONE 16 Rapid Thermogas Co, $9, Phillip* St. Algona Cylinder Boring Machinery Algona Machine Shop M, G. bdkidrtd . Ed. Hogg West i»ftte Strtef ROBINSON ; Feeds Hy-Line Chicks Agrico Fertilizer Alfldna JOHNDEERE uality N«nri« In Farm Equipment'' SEi ERNIE WILLIAMS On, Diagonal Street at Northwestern tracks %j{!a^ffikifrM!i^!^ \ Appliance Repairs All Makes Washing Mdchir)$s, Refrigerators , ; . -'v ' *.ff* i. arid Other- Appliances North Iowa Sewing Machfoe&Apblieinte Authorized General Electric Dealer CfriES SERVICE FUEL OILS- GASOLENE Car & Tractor Oils-Greases Serrice Station And . Bulk Delivery R. H HDTZELL Cities Service Consignee South Phillips Street PHONE 122 # CARPET HEADQUARTERS of North Central Jowa Carrying In Stock tKe Most Complete Selection Of Carpeting In This 'Area SEE OUR DISPLAYS NOW FURNITURE OFFICE: SUPPLIES Top Quality - Nationally Advertised -- Com P' ect e i Selections • INVINCIBLE • ART METAL ^ WttSON,j6 N ES * SMITH CORONA . F. S. WEBSfER • BURROUGHS •*AnciM?cc F Q RM f • COLE • VICTOR i•• MOORE BUSINESS FORMS Upper Des Moines Pub. Co., Algeria, la., Phone 1100 FEED SARGENT FEED Poultry, Hog and Cattle Feeds - We Buy Your Grain Fertilizers ScirCienf & Co. Grcm Seed AIOQNA, JOWA The Best In FARM EQUIPMENT and FARM SERVICE Algona Implement Co, "Let The Red Trucks Serve You, too" WHh Any of Y««r Needi in COAL - LUMBER BUILOING SUPPLIES . INSULATION Heft Feeder* — Brooder Houiei F.S. Norton & Son PHONE S. '/////i '///////////////////////}///////////;'///////////////////,'. IOWA STATE BANK Algona, Iowa SAFE - CdNFIpiNTIAL Serving and Growing t Community

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