Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on September 21, 1937 · Page 5
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 5

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, September 21, 1937
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f, SEPTEMBER 21, 1937. PAGE FIVS ALGONA IS II Is Your Fire Insurance Safe and Adequate? For years our agency has specialized in writing insurance on personal property such as Dwellings, household goods and personal effects. Our rates are very low—in fact for as small a premium as $1.96 for $1,000 insurance for one year, we can protect your dwelling and household goods against fire, lightning, cyclone, tornado, windstorm, hail, explosion, riot, aircraft, self propelled vehicles, and smoke damage. In other words you will have a complete coverage. If the furnace smokes, or the oil burner explodes— you are covered. In fact a more complete protection has never been offered for so low a cost as $1.96 per year. Our insurance policies are absolutely non-assessable, no further assessments or premiums to pay. We ask you to compare your present policy with this rate. WHY NOT SECURE THE MOST PROTECTION at the least cost and be adequately insured at all times. MAY WE HAVE THE PLEASURE OF SERVING YOU ON YOUR INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS. THE RELIABLE INSURANCE SERVICE Algona Insurance Agency PHONE 55. 206 STATE ST. ALGONA, IOWA BUILD, REMODEL or REPAIR THIS FALL Most homes need repair work before fall and winter — not only from a fire prevention angle, but because minor repairs will save heat, conserve. the house against the ravages of winter. ter. , . A minor repair now will prevent a major repair ae Pall is an ideal time to remodal. The weather is comfortable -materials are on hand. You;- home will be «?ed more and more as the cold days come. R3model to make it moie comfortable and more homey-to get the most out of your m- vestment. IF YOU PLAN TO BUILD It is not too late to begin this fall if your Vf™ ™ ™& There is still time to enclose a house and get it ready oerore If you plan to build next spring the Pall is anide ^ time £ start your planning-to get your ideas on paier and to com^ Plete them at leisure during the winter. J* 6 ^!" 1 ^ a free planning service and will be pleased to have an oppor tunity to aid you. George L. Miller General Contractor A Phone 109 \ Will You Be the Next to Call the Fire Dept.? It's too late wiien the fire has started. Check over your home and office now. Have the needed repairs made before winter fires are started. Your Chim Repaired Most fires coine in the attic near the roof line where fire escapes from a hot chimney. With hot winter furnace fires only a few weeks away it is important that your chimney be inspected now. If it has not been repaired for a few years have it checked at the roof line now. Attics are tinder dry after a hot summer and it takes only a little fire to start a disastrous fire. How are the shingles on your house? Are they dry and curled? Are they a good place for burning soot to land? Sparks cause roof fires — but a good roof resists sparks. Dry, curled and old shingles are breeding places of roof fires, many of which start in the night time. Have us check over your chimney and roof. Do it before cold weather sets in, and then be safe this winter. COWAN & SON ALGONA IOWA PREVENT FARM FIRES Many farm fires can be prevented. Check your buildings now. CAUSES OF IOWAFARM HOME FIRES 1. Defective Chimneys 2. Sparks on Roofs 3. Def. Heating Systems 4. Defective Wiring 5. Def, Oil and Gas Stoves PREVENTIVE MEASURES (1) Inspect chimneys in attic each fall. They may need attention. (2) Re-roof with fire resistive material if shingles are old, or install chimney spark arresters. (3) Inspect stoves, furnaces, smokepipes and flue stops; keep in safe condition. (4) Bare wires and improper fuses are dangerous. Consult an electrician if in doubt about your wiring. (5) Clean stoves regeularly and refill only in daylight. Keep a fire extinguisher handy. CAUSES OF IOWA FARM BARN FIRES 1. Spon. Ign. Hay and Straw 2. Lightning (Not rodded) 3. Defective Wiring 4. Lanterns PREVENTIVE MEASURES Add (3) (4) (1) Do not store hay or straw until it is thoroughly dry. 0.5 per cent of salt if there is danger of heating. (2) Provide lightning rod systems for major buildings; repair all broken cables and elevation rods. Check your fuses; provide special insulation for all wires in hay mows. Provide a safe place for hanging lante'rns. Do not carry lanterns into hay mow. Kossuth Mutual Fire Insurance Assn. Be Sure Your Insurance is Paid. SEE us in our new home y z block north of the Iowa State Bank. P. D, PAXSON, Secretary, Fires Start in AttlCS and Basements Prevent fires by modernizing with Celotex. 1. It is fireproof. 2. It has beauty. 3. It makes another room in your attic and a play room in your basement. By using Celotex you do three mighty important things for your home. Celotex insulates against heat and cold and is fire resisting to a marked degree. Most fires start in attics and basements, but a Celotex home is safe against these hazards. Celotex has exceptional beauty, and can be worked to any design for any room. It is not expensive and its use will save, its cost in fuel bills. Besides these important features Celotex will enlarge your home by giving you an extra beiroom in the attic — or a play room in the basement. REBRICK YOUR CHIMNEY The chimney danger line is the roof line where the chimney and roof meet. Here is where cold and heat, ice and water attack roof and bricks. Have this danger point checked now before winter fires are started. Call us for repairs. USE ASBESTOS-CEMENT THATCH SIDING , Eternit Timbertex asbestos-cement thatch siding offers these striking advantages: 1. eliminates paint bills forever. 2. reduces fuel cost each year. The new siding over the old provides double insulation—warmer in winter and cooler in summer. 3. Enhances the beauty of your house. 4. Lasts a lifetime. 5. Affords permanent fire protection. 6. Increases the value of your, home. 7. Is an improvement that will actually pay for Jtsgif fiver, a period- of years. ••; Botsford Lumber Co. JIM POOL, Manager. Phone 25$ I

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