The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 27, 1956 · Page 36
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 36

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 27, 1956
Page 36
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4-A!oona (In.) Upper DM Molne* tuiiday, March J7» 1956 Thermogas Sells Over Million Gallons Gas Annually Algona Plumbing & Heating Serving wilh Quality Workmanship • Globe & Luxaire Furnaces • Elec. Sewer Hooter Service • Chrysler Airtemp Air-Conditioning • Richman & Kohler Bathroom Fixtures • NATURAL GAS — Everything in Natural Gas Equipment (including Gas Incinerators) WE PERFORM ALL TYPES PLUMBING & HEATING SERVICE r" "Service With a Smile" MOE'S SKELLY STATION Skelly Gas, Oils, Greases Batfery Service—Tire Repair Washing, Polishing, Greasing 300 W State-Algona 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 Y//S/SS/SS/S/////SS/////S///S/SS//S//'/SS//////S//S//'S/SSSSS/SS/SS/sj& Bjustrom'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-Furniture & Machinery Storage in New, Modern Warehouse—All Types Crating. TRANSFER Phone 298 POST STORAGE Phone 298 MR. FARMER: For QUICK and CLEAN removal of all DEAD STOCK Phone 7-W Pwrmit No. 33 WE PAY ALL PHONE CHARGES ALGONA RENDERING CO. Algona, Iowa Rapid Thermogas Co. — South Phillips St. — Algona, la. In less than two years time here in Algona, the Rapid Thermogas Co. has shown a steady growth through increasing its customer list and building an addition to the warehouse. This growth is measured also by the fact that during the year 1955 there were 104 tank cart 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 company's 1,000 retail customers plus 65 dealers whom it serves in the area as wholesale accounts. This past year showed an increase of more than 100 new home heating accounts. These new customers, of course, meant greater servicing facilities and to meet the demand Rapid Thermogas 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. '!''[) Manager of the local Rapid Thermogas Co. is J. F. Milder who also manages the sub-plant at Emmeisburg. The Algona firm is one of 24 plants operating in Iowa, Illinois arid Wisconsin. These plants have storage facilities of over 2,000,000 gallons of gas which assures all their customers of complete supply. Rapid Thermogas Co. is the largest bottle gas distributor in the area in which it operates. During 1955 the company also purchased the bottle gas business of Bjuslrom's, which had been the oldest established bottle gas service in Algona. i I The Rapid Thermogas Co. operates on 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 in an area which is bounded by Lehigh on the south, Winnebago, Minn., on the north. 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 delirery creates a regular route for the drivers and contact with every customer according to his needs. 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; Huud and John Wood water heaters; Caloric clothes dryers; Johnson stock tank heaters; A. R. Wood chick brooders and Vulcan commercial ranges. Caloric BUILT-INS .The most popular item that keeps the TherrnogaS'name popping from one conversation to another is its beautiful practical and most up-to-date Caloric built-in kitchen gas ,units. 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, Bill Specht, 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 i STRAN - STEEL MILLER STEEL BUILDING CO. North of Milwaukee Depot Phone 1290 Welding Cylinder Boring General Machinery Repair Algona Machine Shop M. C. Oakland Ed. Hagg WMt Slot* StrMI JOHN DEERE , "The Quality Nam* In Farm Equipment" SEE ERNIE WILLIAMS On Diagonal Street at Northwestern Tracks CITIES SERVICE FUEL OILS — GASOLENE Car & Tractor Oils-Greases Service Station And Bulk Delivery R. R. HUTZELL • Cities Service Consignee South Phillips Street PHONE 122 ROBINSON PRODUCE Wayne Feeds Hv-Line Chicks Swift's A Agrko Fertilizer Wesley Algona Appliance Repairs All Mokes Washing Machines, Refrigerators' and Other Appliances North Iowa Sewing Machine & Appliance Authorized General Electric Dealer CARPET HEADQUARTERS of North Central Iowa Carrying In Stock The Most Complete Selection Of Carpeting In This Area SEE OUR DISPLAYS NOW Bjustrom's FURNITURE '//s/ss/ssa///s/sf/s//sa OFFICE SUPPLIES Top Quality — Nationally Advertised — Complete Selections • INVINCIBLE • ART METAL • WILSON-JONES • SMITHI CORONA • f. S. WEBSTER • BURROUGHS • R C. ALIEN • REMINGTON • COLE • VICTOR • MOORE BUSINESS FORMS Upper Des Moines Pub. Co., Algona, la., Phone 1100 X/XXXXXX/XXXXXXXXXXXX.XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX,XX?XX^X7^XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX FEED SARGENT FEED Poultry, Hog and Cattle FodY - We Buy Your Grain Fertilizers reilt & CO. Grass Seed ALGONA, IOWA Tzaesaa & Ben Wibben - Building Contractor All Types Building Cabinet Work 122 South Heckart, Atgona Phone 1255-W (Please Call After 6:00 P.M.) \ ILLER LUMBER CO. BUILDING NEEDS OF ALL KINDS Lower Price Max Bartholomew Manager Eajt Slot* cjt C i NW Tracks-Algona Roto-Rooter Sewer Service For Clogged Sewers-Drains No Unnecessary Digging Guaranteed Cowan's Roto-Rooter Scrying Kossuth County Algona 980 Phone Collect 555555252 BUILDING MATERIALS OF ALL KINDS AND TYPES • Everything for Remodeling and Modernizing • Everything for Farm and Home Building • Ready-Mixed Concrete in Season Ready-Mix Concrete & Lbr. Co. No. Lantry St. Algona Phone 166 Oil Viking « FARM OILS AND GREASES Bulk Delivery Service VIKING OIL CO. Just North of Milwaukee Depot Cook & Heat With THERMOGAS The Preferred L. P. Gas Bottle & Bulk Sales Gas Appliances PHONE 16 * Rapid Thermogas Co. So. Phillips St. Algona ^XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.-X-^—»^XXX^^^^^^ The Best In• FARM EQUIPMENT and FARM SERVICE at Algona Implement Co, Walt 8f Deb Hall Diagonal Street ALGONA, IOWA "Let The Red Trucks Serve You, Too" With Any of Your Needs in COAL - LUMBER BUILDING SUPPLIES INSULATION Hog Feeders — Brooder House* F. S. Norton & Son PHONE 229 f /7//JSJJffl\ IOWA STATE BANK Algona, Iowa SAFE - CONFIDENTIAL Serving and Growing With the Community 77/////////''77/s/7///s///,'////////S.l-y/ J '7*'S J '''77Z-'7/

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