The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 10, 1956 · Page 52
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 10, 1956
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Ravings by CHRIS REESE A LUite of This, a Little ot Thai: Not Much of Anything Well, spring finally arrived and it was last Thursday because on account of the thermometer rose to a point where 1 got along without wearing a coat, so to speak. However, got to admit that it was a low and late arrival for spring but now that it is here I notice that farmers are getting busy in the fields and that means spring has arrived. Got to admit we've enjoyed (?) a plenty long winter although it wasn't too tough. And it won't be long now till you can dig up your straw head gear. And don't forget the 1st of May is a legal straw ha! wearing day. But you've got to admit that a real warm spring day is always 100 per cent worth while. ,_,__ i-v n My coffee gulper mail Ihe past week was extremely heavy and from two western slates alone I signed up over. 40 coffee gulpcrs in the Amalgamated Association of Coffee Gulper. There were 26 Portland, Ore., ladies qnd gents received coffee gulping cards and there were three from Eugene, Oregon, and three from Oswego. and two from Klamath Falls, and five from Troutdale, Oregon, as well as two from Beacon Hill. Washington. And in one of the letters I was assured that the western coffee gulpers sure love the Java gulping. And I checked up the membership gulper list and find that. I have issued cards to better than 200 ladies and gents in three western states and 26 western towns so far this year and that surely indicates that those folks out the Pacific Ocean way also brag about being members of the Amalgamated Association of Coffee Gulpers. •—o— But here's a hummer bscauss on account of I have mailed a gulper membership card to Leonard L. Burdett, Jr., of Weisbaden, Germany. And he asked in hi£ letter could he get cards and so sign up 16 members of his-soldier group and it's a cinch that is easy because on account of I mailed 50 cards to Brother Burdett and it may be that he'll want more because on account of he writes that the U.S. soldier boy serving over there sure loves his Java, so to speak. And Leonard wrote that the U.S. boys were -not a bit backward about bragging how they sure loved coffee gulping. —o— And there have been quite a number of local folks signed up in the Gulpers and it was one day last week that I met Leslie and Lillie Pechumer, of LuVerne, and I, learned that they arc both lovers of the Java delicacy and so I sighed them up in the Gulpers and of which they were both happy and proud, so to speak. Leslie admitted that ho got a big kick out of a cup of fine Java, as did also his wife, When I was introduced to these ,.two I thought; their name to bs Peculiar, instead of Pechumer, sound alike, but they are not peculiar, they're both nice folks and I was happy to meet them and to discuss the art of coffee gulping, so to speak, and I'm sure they'll prove swell members in the coffee .gulper clubs. —o— II was recently 4 ihat I suggested in this column that the city streets an Algona be checked up on and changed to numbers and districts, etc., because on account of with a near JOO street names all of the proper sort it means easy confusion in remembering streets. And it looks like L started something because on account of I kept count of the phone calls and there were 2!i during the past week from folks who also felt that a re-naming and numbering of streets here Expert Dry Cleaning of 5houM bs made. And I also Deceived 21 letters and postcards from readers /who agree with me, in this street naming matter, all of them agreeing as well that under present naming there was tlu 1 i.isy get lost angle, so to speak. Sort of tickles me to hear from folks abon.t matters discussed in this column and just goes to ?ho\v that folks read it, as well. —o— And now that spring has finally gotten here I find that'a lot of chores are staring me in the face because on account of I have seven storm . windows to take down and seven screen windows to put up and neither of those two chores are so ticklishly pleasant. And then. too. I have several thousand feet of lawn to go over with a rake and that ain't any happy exercise either. But those are chores that go along with spring and then later there conies the exercise pushing a lawn mower over the land upon which the house rests. So you can see that along with spring a gent finds new and added chores to meet up with, so to speak. Travelers At Lakofa Back From Journeys Lakola—Mr find Mrs W. E. Ley returned Wednesday from an extended visit with Mrs Ley's mother, Mrs Opal Wheeler in St. Petersburg, Fla. and her brother Leland Wheeler and family. Mi and Mrs Ley went to St. Petersburg because of the illness of Mrs Wheeler, however when they left now she had competely recovered and plans on visiting here this summer. Mr and Mrs Fred Schroeder arrived Thursday after having visited their .daughters and families, Judy. Mrs Robart Anderson lives in Coronado and Charlene. Mrs Eugene Blome in Lo? Angeles, also Mrs Schroeder's brothers, Thomas in LaCrcsenta and Charles of Glendale. Enroute to California they spent a night with Mr and Mrs Wade Ball in Wheeling, Mo., and two days in Houston, Tex. with Mr and Mrs A. L. Sorensen and the Roger Sotfensen family. Mrs Schroeder and Mrs Sorenson are sisters. The Schroeders le'ft on their trip March 4th. Other vacationers who return- ed the past week were Mr and Mrs Jerry Heetland who arrived Saturday. They left February 10 for Do Ridder, Louisiana, where they were guests of Mrs Heetland's cousin. Mrs Florence McAdams. „ Enroute they, stopped at the Wade Ball home in Wheeling, Mo., with Dr. and Mrs R. L. Williams and Mr and Mrs Roy Worley in Springdale, all former Lakotans. Mr and Mrs A. L. Sorensen, also formerly of Lakota and Algona, now of Houston, Tex. were Saturday and Sunday guests of Mrs McAdams and the Heetlands. Pfc. Ronald Schroeder of Ledyard stationed with the 1st Armoured Division at Fort Polk, also visited there several times. Mrs RusselJ TePaske and Mrs C. Buckels entertained a group of ladies at a coffee party honoring Mrs Vernon Smith, Monday afternoon. Easter guests in the Presbyterian manse were Mr and Mrs Low of Mason City, parents of Mrs Kruse. Mr and Mrs Edmond Lester and Sandy of Blue Earth were Sunday guests of Mr and Mrs Vancie Leslcr. Sue Schissel w h o attends school at Langhorne, Penn., spent the Easter vacation with her par^ ents, Mr. and Mrs A. C. Schissel. Saturday supper guests in the Wayne Heetland home were Mr and Mrs Fred Ploeger of Ledyard; Merrit Ploeger, Milwaukee, Wis.; Mr and -Mrs Jerry Heetland and Gerald. Frankie Lewis and Gerald Bierstedt of Luther College, Decorah, spent several days of Easter vacation with their parents. Mr George Greise has returned home from a two month stay at Hot Springs, Ark. The W. D. Ley family have moved into their new ranch home south of Lakota and Mr and v Mrs Harry Mussman have moved into the former Ley home which they have purchased. Mr and Mrs Loren Sachs of Oeiwein were Easter guests of Mrs Sarh's parents, Mr and Mrs Rufus Olthoff. Attends Retreat SEOUL — Army Pfc. Marl in O. Runksmeier, 22, son of Mr and Mrs Orville E. Runksmeier, Ledyard, Iowa, recently attended a five-day religious retreat at the Chaplain's Retreat Center in Seoul. Runksmeier, a member of Headquarters Battery of the 7th Division Artillery, completed basic training at Camp Chaffee, Ark. <*»',/>"'""" ^ f-i"" 1 '" ... for "•''' beautiful washable walls ... for woodwork to match ... there's no paint like Ready to use, it glides on smooth aa velvet over plaster, wood, previously painted surfaces and wallpaper. It's easy to get beautiful decoration in your horn* with wonderful SUPER KEM-TONE— even if you've never painted before! $189 $C89 m/' OOROIOUI Qt V Gal. IO coiou (D*tp Celors Slightly Higher) STORES ED WOLF, Owner Algona Let us put a new, fresh look to your drapes with our DRI- SHEEN Process. Finer Cleaning FREE PICK UP & DELIVERY Phone 537 MODERN DRY CLEANERS AND TAILORS HIS. 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FIRST FLOOR AFTER GAR always the perfect temperature filtered-clean humidity-controlled UNBEATABLE PAINT TEAM HOSE SEALS LEAK A temporary repair — before the plumber gets there — for a leaky pipe can be made by covering the leak with a piece of slit r -'TI hr>s« Tighten the hose jyith a hose clamp. SECOND FLOOR in constant motion quietly distributed automatically handled you get All Six with LENNOX PERIMA-FLO HEATING While Perima-flo Heating does all this for air—it does even more for you. You took better, feel better, eat, sleep, act better. You're a new kind of person in . a new kind of air—conditioned • (or comfort the winter through. Get set tor Mr Conditioning •I no extra cost Lennox cooling units use same blower and ducU . as the tormox heatlno system you buy Any questions? u» • call of comt l»f WALLHIDE Rubberized SATIN FINISH * ^—^^ SATINHIDE Enamel Novv . . . rcfinish all paintable surfaces in your home with the twin paints—Wallhide Rubberized Satin Finish for walls . . . SatinhideEnnrocl for trim! IJoth glide on swiftly, evenly, dry quickly, wash easily! No usual paint oclor! RICHARDSON Painters - Decorators "Inside and Outside" % FREE ESTIMATES Phone 1298-J FIRST FLOOR BEFORE Photographs above show "alter" version of remodeled house at the left and the "before" version, right. Floor plans show how living room was increased in size by combining the old-fashioned parlor abd" the sitting room intd one long living area, which a picture window at the rear opens to the light. The old dining room and the kitchen swapped positions during remodeling, putting the kitchen in a considerably more central and convenient location. The new garage is connected to the house by a brcezeway-like porch. Only the "after" plan of the second floor is shown, for few changes were made upstairs. Major alteration was tearing down a wall between two small rooms to make one large master bedroom. F(&UP-TIME Consult Us At ' No Obligation! MILLER LUMBER CO. ALBERT HAGG Specialist in Interior Decorating 35 Years Experience PHONE 1172-J m 11 A AB i bi4* • i IP A vi& i^% ™ H ™ ~^ B ^k B^^^ ^V ^V H IB PLUMBING 4 HEATING PLUMBING ,. supplies Expert Installation of Modern Plumbing Fixtures ALGONA PLUMBING & HEATING 311'/2 East -Nebraska Phone 1137 When, You Think of FLOORS - WALLS Think of Us! We Have a Skilled Service for the Most Modern Treatment of Floors and Walls. Designing and Laying ALGONA FLOOR SERVICE For Estimates - Phone 1040 WORK Of All Kinds We do all types of Residential and .Commercial Electrical Work and Contracting. Let Us Estimate For You ALGONA ELECTRIC CO. Harold (Si) Roth Phone 452 For Beautiful Washable Walls . . . For Woodwork to Match — There's nothing like SUPER KEM-TONEl It's ready, to use, glides on smooth as velvet over plaster, wood, wallpaper. It's easy to get beautiful decoration in your home with KEM-TONE, even if you've never painted before! Coasf-To-Coast STORE Ed Wolf, Owner Remodeling Job On 8-Room Home Began With Roof Robert F. Wurth, Jr., of Chestnut, 111., and his family wanted new living quarters, so they searched for and found the solid old eight-room home shown above at right and bought and remodeled it. Total cost of the house, plus extensive modernization, was less than half the cost of a new house of comparable size. * Like new successful remodeling jobs, this one began with the roof. The third-floor gables, coupled with the huge front porch, advertised the building's Victorian origin. The gables were removed, presenting a clean, modern roof line. The front porch also came off. It had darkened the front rooms, and since the street in front had changed from a sleepy road to a busy thoroughfare, the porch was no longer a restful place to enjoy the air. Thp roofs of house, and new attached garage at side of house, were covered with colorful asphalt shingles. Highlight of the interior re- planning, a-; shown in floor plan above, was the expanded living- room. On second floor, two of the former small bedt/mms were combmod to make a large, luxurious master bedroom. , The "new" home now stands as one of the nicest in the town of Chestnut, 111. puf ww (|OU k ,4 WALLPAPER We Are Headquarters for Wallpaper and Paint — Let Us Help You Plan Your Redecorating DAVIS PAINT On State Street Algona, Iowa Consult us on your remodeling or building plans — no obligation! BOTSFORD LUMBER CO. THERE IS A GAS HEATING SYSTEM TO FIT YOUR HOME EXACTLY Home Improvement Begins With Your Heating System I Save Money—As Much As 25° 0 —On A New or Conversion GAS BURNER. FREE ESTIMATES. North Central Public Service Phone 1412 ALGONA BUY THE FINEST! Timken Gas & Oil Burners Your fuel savings start the day you buy**a TIMKEN OIL OR GAS BURNER. And you'll enjoy greater quietness, dependability & best of all — your Timken will last longer, too. Come in for a free estimate this week! FUNK PLUMBING & HEATING Algona. Iowa O M E PROVE M E N f IDEAS AND PROJECTS PRESENTED BY FORTY ALGONA BUSINESS FIRMS Algona Home Show Here Next Week Scheduled April 20-22 At Algona Fairgrounds Fur everyone interested in "Belter Living" — and that includes just about everybody — an event of fascinating interest will lake place in Algona nexl week.' The evenl is the firsl annual "Algona Home Show", and Ihe dales are April 20, 21, and 22* Hours of Ihe show will be 1:00 P.M. ,lo 10:00 P.M. each of the three days. The place is the National Guard N Armory at the Algona fairgrounds, wilh plenty of parking space available for all who attend". Full of Latest Ideas The Algona Home Show will be brimming over wilh all kinds of ideas and suggestions on new construction, farm and town home improvement and beaulificalion, and also the very lasl word in appliances and home furnishings. Visilors lo Ihe show will find each and every booth display something of really novel interest, with emphasis being placed on ideas thai can be taken home and applied for belter and more comfortable living. ,* Top Entertainment In addition, lo "spark" Iho show, there will be different entertainment presented each of the three days. One of the featured entertainment presentations will be the famous KGLO-TV "Dude Ranchers", who will appear Friday afternoon and evening. Other entertainment will be of a similar • caliber. A great many of the firms appearing at the Home Show will have favors and gifls for visitors, and there will be a host of ideas in printed form which can be taken home and studied at leisure later on. A Top Quality Evenl Planning of this firsl annual "Algona Home Show" has been in progress for many weeks, and il is expected that this show will, in scope and entertainment, compare highly with those presented in the large melropolilan cities. More news on the Home Show will be presented nexl week — - watch for it, and above all, plan now lo allend. "He's caught the spirit oj Home Improvement Year using more pans than ever." INSULATION TIP In insulating an attic, especially with wool batts, never carry the insulation all the way to the roof peak. A ventilated area should lie between the ceiling joists and the roof peak. Put Your Confidence in "General Electric" G. E, "Built-in" Ovens & Refrigerators G. E, Water Heaters G. E. Garbage Disposals G. E. Dish Washers Lindsay Water Softeners NORTH IOWA SEWING MACHINE CO. ; Few Improvements help dress up a house and preserve a lawn ' like a clean, dust-free concrete driveway and walk. An 8 to 10 foot • wide driveway can serve double-duty by providing an off-the-street recreational area for youngsters when the yard is wet and soft. Concrete walks save' tempers, lawns and cleaning bills the year round, especially during spring rains and winter snows. 'OTle new and old parts of the as much window area as floor •house. \ (2) The trend in windows today :is for the use of larger areas of 'glass for light, air, and view. Most architects believe a room have at least 20 per cent One of the most widely used new window types is the awning wood window shown in the picture here, and it really dresses up a remodeled house. New Windows Add A Lot Here are two basic rules to consider when considering the advantages of remodeling with new windows: (1) Select windows (and doors) in keeping with the rest of the house.' This will help to unify SEE ME FOR All Remodeling Work New Home Construction LIGHTNING RODS & CABLES my specialty I Can Give Lower Prices, Too! HENRY (Hank) JOHANNSEN Phone 1240 , 517 E. Lucas Let Us Make Your Home Plumbing , Perfect • Expeii Installation • Skilled Repairs • Modern Fixtures SIGSBEE 208 East State Ph. 1070 MERGEN & WEBSTER Painting , & Decorating Phone Leo Mergen— 562-J Merle Websler — 756 . Algona, Iowa See Plywood At Lumber Yard It is logical and easy to divide to use decorative plywood for home improvement. It is also easy to decide which kind of plywood to use. The most convenient, place to see many varieties of plywood is at your local lumber dealer's. These dealers are wide awake to the trend toward increased use of decorative plywood, and ho will have helpful displays and samples. Perhaps he will have the standing display with which he can demonstrate, in three minutes flat, the easy steps for putting • up panels. He may also have counter displays and largo, stand- ing units which show the most popular species of plywood, both finished and unfinished. Some dealers have plywood samples which can be taken home and studied rti their ultimate setting, and most of them have photos or slides showing actual paneled rooms in full color. Plywood can add much beauty to a room, at modest expense. BEST BUYS IN TOWN ! 324 New Colors For Your Selection! GAMBLES HEADQUARTERS Let Algona's most complete hardware store help' you wilh your home improvement problems — electric and . plumbing supplies — hand and power 'tools — "Janney-Besi" Paints and Varnishes. Hall-Strahorn HARDWARE Home Decorating - • PAINTING • DECORATING • PAPER HANGING FREE ESTIMATES RELIABLE DECORATORS Milo Renlz - Kermii Forbes Phone 698 or 1194, Algona Everything In • Linoleum & Tile Floor Covering! f Wall Covering! •^Counter Tops! '-s-- ' • Paint — Wallpaper! COWAN BUILDING SUPPLY We can give you a "modernized kitchen" all in ONE PACKAGE . . . everything complete to match, and all on one loan, with monthly payments. Ask us for details! "* *••"'••»*«•»»*»• • THOMAS SKELGAS ,208 East State Phone 221-W Custom-Made • KITCHEN FIXTURES • BATHROOM FIXTURES CABINET WORK OF ALL KINDS DONOVAN CABINET SHOP DO IT YOURSELF . .. and we can help! We have a complete line of Sherv/in - Williams paints, asphalt shingles, insulation, siding materials and lumber. We'll be most happy to discuss your home improvement plans with you. KELLEY LUMBER COMPANY FIX U YOUR HOME We Specialize in Building < and Remodeling Work • Expert Carpentry Work • Call for Free Estimates • Easy Payment Terms Arranged • Cabinet-Work a Specialty BEN WIBBEN Building Contractor Tele. 1255-W or 1255-R NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION REMODELING - POLE BUILDINGS ALL TYPES FARM BUILDINGS E. E. & R. L JOHNSON BUILDING CONTRACTORS REPAIR* REMODEL One Contract — One Contractor For Your Home Improvement Our service is complete — planning, materials, labor" All work done under one contract, with one loan. Let us talk it over with you now! E. E. (Bud) ROBINSON CONTRACTOR Phone 271 or 1249 BUILDER Serving Your Building Needs For Sixty Years The Norton Red Trucks Deliver Anywhere in City or County — Right to Your Buliding Site F. S. NORTON & SON Phone 229 LUMBER & FUEL Phone 229 Find Out About the "MASONRY WAY!" Building or remodeling with HAYDITE block is the modern way . . . more economical, self-insulating, exceptionally strong. We can give you full details on MASONRY BUILDING. ALGONA BLOCK & TILE Our New Building — South of Sargent & Co. CALORIC BUILT-INS For new or remodeled nomes. Engineered installation. Build any place irt any material. Easiest range to keep clean. Most convenient oven installed at height you want. RAPID So. Phillips St. CO. Algona Enjoy the Luxury, the Beauty ot BIGELOW BEAUVAIS Broadloom . . . while you pay for it! Smart folks the country over are buying handsome Bigelow carpeting this easy, practical way. ENJOY it while you pay for it. Bigelow's Beauvais .is woven of thick, longwearing wool. FOSTER'S ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR $V-'"''^-v^v '•''•••','"';••." ' "' ( Residential and Commercial COMPLETE STOCK OF ELECTRICAL FIXTURES _ Wiring, Repair and Installation Work PRATT ELECTRIC 214 East State St. Phone 170 BJUSTROM'S FURNITURE IS HEADQUARTERS FOR CARPET and DRAPERIES We Have one of the largest slocks of CARPET and DRAPERY MATERIALS in north Iowa. Here are the services we render: We can show you this large slpck in our store: We can come to your hoir.e with samples for checking: We lay carpet expertly; we offer a complete drapery service, from making lo hanging. USE OUR EASY BUDGET PAYMENTS BJUSTROM'S FURNITURE Three Large Floors of Ne%v Home Furnishings 3 YEARS TO PAY! YOUNGSTOWN SINKS & CABINETS FRIGIDAIRE BUILT-IN OVENS WESTINGHOUSE WATER SOFTENERS & HEATERS Beecher Lane Appliances REMODEL - MODERNIZE - REPAIR READY-MIX CONCRETE & LUMBER CO. No. LantrySt. ready-mix cement Phone 166 Perfection FURNACES 11)1 Gas or Oil A SIZE FOR EVERY HOME P. R. IRONS HEATING & PLUMBING — ALGONA PHONE 523-W

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