The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 24, 1966 · Page 7
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 7

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 24, 1966
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Timely Aids, Ideas Protect Your Investment Algona, (la.) Upper Des Moine* Thursday, March 24, 196A Predictions Say Air Conditioning To Be Vital Factor in Every Home Your air conditioner may soon be as common a factor in every-day living as your refrigerator. In 1940, only 11,450 room air conditioners were manufactured! In 1953 more than one million, according to studies by Electrical Merchandising Magazine. Within a few years the non-air conditioned house will be a thing of the past. Aside from the value to your house, air-cooled living may also make as profound changes in day-to-day living habits as the advent of television. A spot survey made by House & Home Magazine, of owners of air-conditioned homes in the Southwest led to these conclusions: Ashtrays Should Be Kept in Every Room of the Home As part of the 19(iC Spring Clc:m-Up drive, householders throughout the nation were asked by the American Insurance Association to check the home ash tray situation. If there are smokers in your house, the Association suggests you should have ash trays, and big ones, in every room. Ash trays should be made of metal or glass, or some, other fireproof material, and they should be emptied often. When emptying an ash tray, make sure the fire is out. ' Every fifth fire in the United States is caused by matches and .smoking. By-taking care "wherever smoking is involved, the nation's fire loss can be reduced, says the American Insurance Association. Little Children Should Never Be Left Alone Never leave little children at home, even for a minute, warns the American Insurance Association. More than 12,000 persons lost their lives in fires last year, and 2,100 of these were children under 1C years of age who were victims in home fires. Many times that number received burns in home fires. The Association urges that if you must go out, make arrangements to have an adult or a capable teenager sit with the children until you return home. Also, make sure that at all times you keep matches out of the reach of small children, the Association adds. Too many fires are caused by children playing with matches. "Fire losses in each of the last nine years have totaled more than $1 billion, and by cleaning up our homes this Spring we can help reduce tfie hazards of fire," said J. Dewey Dorsett, president of the American Insurance Association. "As huge as our fixed property loss is, property can always be replaced, but lives lost in fires can't," Mr. Dorsett added. "In each of the last nine years, more than 11,000 persons in die United States have lost their lives in fires, and we should make every effort to reduce tiiis tragic toll. There were 12,000 fire fatalities in the U.S. in 19G5. "There were more than 1,300,000 fires in the United States in communities of over 2,500 population last year. Most of these fires could have been prevented because three out of every four fires are the result of carelessness." Spring Clean-Up Week it observed in communities at different times, Mr. Dorsett said, but in most cities and towns it is observed in April or May. In hundreds of communities Spring Clean-Up Week it directed by a local committee which informs householders when the week will be observed and tells them what they can do to join in the drive. Spring Clean-Up Week, in such communities is directed by civic officials, service clubs and other groups, with the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and other organizations participating in the clean-up campaign. In many towns and cities, civic groups arrange Spring Clean-Up programs in schools, where a service club member or fire department officer deliven an address on the importance of Spring Clean-Up, and its potential as an eliminator of fire hazards. Residents of sparsely settled suburban communities and those living on farms can increase the fire safety of their homes by conducting individual Spring Clean-Up drives. The National Adequate Wiring Bureau advises that you check to see whether your existing branch circuits can handle an added load. The size of a room air conditioner dictates the load it will place on your present wiring system. TRUCKLOAD SALE ALUMINUM EXTENSION LADDERS MEDIUM DUTY UL APPROVED LADDERS 16 FT. (CY0516.4) 20 FT. (GY052M) SAVE $1.05 Per Gallon LIGHT DUTY EXTENSION LADDERS STABILIZER BRACKET Dries in one hour to a rich flat finish! One coat covers! No painty odors! Wash tools with water! Per Gal. Gallon "THRIFTY" INTERIOR LATEX FLAT WALL PAINT Here's the perfect economy in* terior latex wall paint. It's guaranteed washable. Avail* • able in six colors and white. (GC2500 SERIES) * 23" FT. (GY0524-4) , 27" FT. (GY052M)) Special 3?5 "» 12" FT. (GY03I6-6) 1K99 20 IU FT. (GY0320-0) „ 19" FT. (GY0324-6) 37 '99 32 FT. (GY0532-4) „ 43" FT. (GY0536-0) 51 __J99 40 FT. (GY054(M) Coast-to-Coast THRIFTY PAINT ROLLER AND TRAY SET SENSATIONAL VALUEI Your choice of 7" or 9" roller sets. Wing nut frames, metal trays. (GT0900-3 and GT0901.2) Throw Away PAINT ROLLER COVERS P«G.of2 Genuine pile fabric covers. Use once, throw a way I .(GT0782.6 and GT0788A8) REMEMBER - NO FREIGHT TO PAY I Brighten Up Your Home For Spring ... Inside & Out. Take Advantage Of These Special Prices Now! COAST TO COAST STORES ED WOLF, Owner • USE OUR E-Z PAYWAY PLAN ALGONA

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