The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 22, 1938 · Page 9
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 9

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 22, 1938
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Qfljje &lgona Upper Be* Established 1865 Section Two—Kisjlit VOL. ::T, -NO. 12 TIME TO THIMABOUT HOMES! 4th ANNUAL HOME BUILDERS EDITION OF THE AM,O\A IJI'I'KII IHvS >IOI\i:s Algona, the Building Hub, Gets National Recognition For Fine Building Firms Trade Magazines Pay Tribute j. City Still needs Many New Homes MANY OLD HOMES TO GET MODERNIZING (By Ben Builder) Builders contractors, painters, decorators, building supply stores and firms—nil join hands in thij cection of The Algona Upper DPS Moines to bid you welcome to Spring. In many places, where there is adequate room, a Home Show or Building Show is held, in the spring of the year. In Algona, as yet, there Is no adequate place for such a display, but each spring the building trades, home appliance and home furnishing firms, and other allied lines of business, cooperate in offering in these pages a preview of all the new things for homebuilders. Draws National AttenUon This cooperative effort of Algona firms, now in Its fourth year, ha? drawn national attention. . A * national lumber 'magazlam hove written news stories about the unusual situation in Algona, a city of 4,500 where the building trades ttrc BO capably represented and where despite the comparatively small .size of the city, every possible type of aid to hnmebuilding, modernizing and repairing can easily be had. Lest year the National Housing Administration wrote for, and received, a number of extra copies of the Issue, which were distributed far and wide, as samples of an unusual community. New Building Needed From a local standpoint, there i'i no question but what new homes ure badly needed. Every real estate man In town will confirm the statement that he could rent or sell a half dozen houses each week, if he only had them available. In the past few years, Algor.a's total population has increased by gome 600, arid if homei were available, they estimate that another 500 would be living here within n few years Traveling salesmen .seek homes in Atgona, as it is the center of a large territory. Retired farm families form a nucleus of new city residents each year, but too frequently they cannot rind a place to live. No homes are available. Many Old IlouNeg Algona has many old homes, built in days of long ago, and due in their time, but frequently today a burden on the owner because of maintenance expense and lack of modernization. Building contract < rs point out that today, as never before, new ideas have been developed so tluit prartcally any old- type home ran be modernized and revamped to such u degree that it would hardly be recognizable to its occupants. In heating and plumbing, and the electrical business, there are dozens of neVv but inexpensive improvements that pay for themselves in the long run. There probably isn't a housewife in Kossuth county who would i not welcome new drapes, new wallnaner. new paint, extra cupboards. Venetian blinds, etc. in her home. Spring is the time of vear to »"- romplish these many things; it is the time to plan. In these pages you'll find ideas. Don't delay do it now. and make home all the better for improvement. Book Shelves Hide Offensive Radiator Book shelves the same height as the radiator and on either side will help to conceal it . When possible, the bookcases can exi£&d across an entire wall. When the radiator is at one end of thi wall- a cupboard can be built at the other end for balance. One row of book* auove the radiator will conceal it further. Employment Gain For 1937 Building The average bi'i'uling-construc- tion employment fo: year 1837 was 29 per cent l.igher than in 1836, despite a drop of 17 per cent in such employment from November to December of 1937. according to information supplied by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Bride of Algona Boy, March 12 Pictured above Is Mrs. Robert Richardson, the former Donabel Simpson, of Pocahontas, Iowa, daughter of Rev.-and Mr».:D. "M. Simpson, wh«^ s becfun« Ik* bride of Robert Richardson o? Algona, March 12. Robert is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Richardson of Algona. They will live at Brooklyn, Iowa, after April first. Building Material Prices Drop, Foresee Busy Year "Within these pages are dozens of messages from every line of business connected with home building, modernizing and improvement. Spring is the time of the year for home or farm improvement. This section is dedicated to that interest, native to every man and woman, whether living in town or country. Financing of new construction, or repair and im- ni'ovement of present homes or farm buildings, was never made easier. After a few months of so-called "recession", spring has brought renewed activity. Perhaps one of the reasons for it in the building aiid f'ontnu'ting business is because of a drop in prices of materials. Algona business firms invite your attention. They have every known brand of substantial, guaranteed merchandise. Their prices must be right; they could not be otherwise and stay in business. Don't be misled in buying merchandise for the home, or in general "onst.nictio?! work. 'When you see what you are buying, and know who you are buying from, before doing •'My business. Put men 1o work and keep them there. Trade with your neighbors. If he grows and prospers, so do vou. One man helps another. Trading at home keep? money in your community; sending it away means it is gone forever. .Let's! Jo! Father of Lakota Man Died Tuesday Lakotn: Mr. mid Mrs. Cyrus Renshaw were railed to Mason City March 12th. byt the crftical illness of Mr. Rcnshaw's father. Frank Renshn\v. and word was received here later thn't he had passed away last week Tuesday. Mrs. Emory Smith and Marcella Thaves are in charge of the telephone office Election Returns For Portland Twp. Portland: Portland township election returns Monday were: director for Dist. No. 1. Louis Bartlett; No. 2. John Koestler; No. 3. no election (Henry Smlth>: No. 4, Raymond Moyer: No. 5. Victor Apple- pnte; No. fi. Rosroe Stewart; No. 7. no election (E. L. Dickmeyer); No. 8. Martin Becker. Girls Athletic* Ass'n Banquet Last Night Ruth Will was toastmistri;ss at the annual girls' athletic association banquet held at the high school on Thursday evening. Covers were laid for 45 guests and the tables were decorated In green and white, St. Patrick colors. On the program a bassoon solo was given by Betty Merrltt, a cornet solo by Merle Pratt, a clarinet solo by Phyllis Sawyer and Ruby Turner gave a fitting baii"««l<v Lavon Sankey Kave a, number entitled "Irish Habits and Customs" and Miss Jane Hahin, "A Bit of Blarney." Margaret Palmer was in charge of games. All of the instrumental numbers were accompanied by Jean Hutchins. 2 Model Homes HO ROOM LIVING COOM FLAM I Xl'.MBKlf \*-*l'.\ .. . Plans and specifications can he obtained from your local lumber dealer or through National Plan Service, Inc., Chicago, Illinois. riur noon not*. SEE YOUR LOCAL BUILDER, CONTRACTOR OR LUMBER YARD FOR DOZENS OF FINE IDEAS AND PLANS FREE OF CHARGE. New Section Foreman W. Brown, Clarksville, is the I new section foreman on the Rock i Island railroad. He will move his family here the first of April and will occupy the Clement house. There are three children PLANTS a^ SHRUBS FRESH, HEALTHY CERTIFIED STOCK ASSURES SUCCESS OF y$UR GARDEN LOOK TO YOUR HOME'S FUTURE Consider the beauty and value of your home in years to come. The outside is a> important as the interior. Lawn Seed Flower-Vegetable Seed Trees and Shrubs Vines Plants S f Ml ee I he Algona Greenhouses Xl'USKUY DKPT. H ERE'S HEALTH-and happiness- for your farm home. Servel Electro- lux, the famous silent refrigerator, runs for only a few cents a day. It brings you fullest food protection, all the joys and conveniences of the finest modern city refrigeration—and it actually saves enough to pay for itself. SERUEi ELECTROLUX RUNS ON Kerosene ... for only a few cents a day I NEEDS NO WATER OK DAILY ATTENTION PERFECT FOOD PROTECTION PLENTY OF ICE CUBES FROZEN DESSERTS SAVINGS THAT PAY FOR IT COOLING DRINKS SILENT, LOW COST OPERATION Servel Electrolux has no moving, wearing parts in its entire freeing system, needs only one tilling of fuel every week or ten days. It will save you money, steps, and many hours of housekeeping tune. Write today /or complete information. MA/i TH/S COUPON A/OW ' WITH THE REFRIGERATOR YOU HEAR ABOUT-BUT NEVER HEAR L. W 4 SWANSON Gentlemen: Pleaae Bend me, without obligation, complete information about Strvti Electrului, the Kerosene Mump Street or B.F.D Town_ _State_ Swanson's Store ALGONA, IOWA WHITTEMORE, IOWA Without Question To tin- contractors, painters, plumbers, building supply, home fumishiiij>- and appliance, insurance and electrical contract in/j; men of Algona. Algona is the center of North Iowa Home Building Firms . . . every line of business necessary to furthering American Homes and industry will be found represented in these pages: GENERAL CONTRACTING Oeorjre L. Miller Lumber Co. •H. R. Cowan & Son .-••-, Bofsford Lumber Co. Henry Johannseii, Jr. K. w! Ilanscn PAINTING AND DECORATING FJerf Deal Harry Baker Alex Nielsen FINANCING Alu'ona Federal l!ld^. A: Loan Ass'n PLUMBING AND HEATING l.aimr A: Muckev HOME FURNISHING Footer Furii Hi i iv ('o. liichardsou Furniture ('o. The ( 'hriscl I 1 HOME APPLIANCES < 'ity of Algona Algona Ice ('ream A; i '; S\vaiison's Store I O f> § dv ('. ELECTRICAL CONTRACTING Pratt Klectrir Co. Walsh Kle.-tric BUILDERS' SUPPLIES Kohlhaas £ Spilles Howard Hardware !•'. S. Norton A: Son Jiacsh' Lumber ( 'n. PAINT^WALLPAPER t 'owan Building Supply K. I). James Dnin l.usbv Dni"- LANDSCAPING | Aliioiia (liveiilioiisi's 8 i-V.OO.vv.Q.CM^Oi'vO^'V-X^vO.O.O^

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