The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 18, 1937 · Page 19
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 19

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 18, 1937
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fhe Algona Upper Des Moines, Algona, Iowa, March 18,1937 Lighting Problems of Homes, Shops Solved by Engineers Lighting engineers are confronted with many problems in the planning of correct lighting effects for various types of establishments. In store lighting, the merchandise must be attractively displayed, and every means that may contrib• ute to sales appeal must be utilized. Light is an able and efficient salesman cheerfully working 24 hours a day if required. To display wares successfully, the psychological effect on possible customers as well as the advantageous and adequate lighting of surroundings must be considered. In food shops, it is generally conceded that cleanliness is essential; they must look inviting, and commodities must be presented in a bright, appetizing manner. A barber shop must be and look sanitary, and the work done there demands sufficient light from all angles. Women's apparel shops require a quiet, subdued atmosphere, with special spotlights that may be centered on particular offerings displayed in attractive cases and satisfactory illumination for mirrors. Department stores need brilliant lighting for certain sections and less stimulating effects for others. Meat markets, shops, clothing stores, laundries, candy shops—all stores, laudnries, candy shops—all have their particular requirements. Juflicously chosen fixtures are of valuable assistance in augmenting lighting effects, in adding to the •beauty and artistic atmosphere of surroundings, and in forming the perfect complements to correct display. Many satisfactory and useful lighting-fixtures and arrangements have been placed on the market during the past year, and operators or owners of stores will find it advantageous to give consideration to a possible installation of new fixtures. Of particular interest are the artificial day-lighting developments that have proved of great as- ssitance in many stores. Milwaukee Orders Crossing Caution Some time ago a complaint was made to the C. M. & St. P. Ry., by the Algona Chamber of Commerce that the Milwaukee freight trains were blocking a crossing two blocks west of the Algona depot which resulted in a hazardous condition for' school children who had occasion to use this.crossing after school. Milwaukee officials from Mason City discussed this situation and promised they would attempt to remedy this condition. Shortly after the meeting Bulletin No. 5 was issued by R. E. Sizer, Trainmaster for this division, to all men in this division, stating that "Any freight trams having the occasion to use this crossnig will be very careful and see that no one is injured and during the hours when children are using this crossing going to and from school, the crossing must be cut and properly flagged before coupling is again made. If the train can be stopped west of the crossing and then be able to start it, a stop should be made west to avoid cutting the train. See that this is strictly understood and that we do not have any more complaints." Old Buildings Offer Remodeling Chance Desirable buildings hi older sections very often offer good chances for an increase of earning power through modernization, as the replacement rate cannot keep pace with present demands. Structurally sound, their economic usefulness may be extended over many years. It is possible in many instances that old residential structures, if all other factors are favorable, may be purchased under an insured mortgage and modernized in such a way as to bring increased revenue to their owners. Leaky Roof* Spoil Plaster and Paint The roof, being the most exposed part of a building, should receive close scrutiny. Leaks menace plaster and paint in rooms and halls below. Water-soaked ceilings become dangerous to occupants and may cause serious damage to the property. Assurance of a watertight roof is necessary to the own- «r of a new or modernized home. Former Good Hope Girl On Radio Good Hope: A number of Good Hope folks reported considerable of a thrill over hearing Merrill Moore, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Moore, former Good Hope residents, slag on the Barn Dance radio program last Saturday night Merrill, who is but thirteen, is repor- ed to have a very sweet and pleasing radio voice. Penton Girls Win Penton: Edith Wolfe and Faith Pinnestad tied for second place in an amateur contest sponsored by the community club of the Cylinder high school, which was given Friday evening. The girls sang "Bury Me Out on the Prairie." R«ad The Want Ads—n Fay* Ottosen March First Moving Ottosen: Those who moved last week are: Joe Selfried of Pocahontas to the Merle Holt farm, who has quit farming; Olaf Hoag of Bode to the Bill Cooper farm, who moved to near Humboldt; Noah Anliker of West Bend, to the Art Thilges farm, who moved to St. Joe; Elmer Ludwig of Whittemore to the Frank Liest farm, who moved to near Humboldt Lone Sock Auxiliary Lone Rock: The American Legion Auxiliary met Friday afternoon with Mrs. W. G. Flaig. A contribution was sent to the supply shelf. Twelve members were/present The next meeting will be with Mrs. Frank Householder. Three dog heroes and what they did related in a full page fflustrated article In The American Weekly, the magazine distributed with Next Sunday* Chicago Herald and Examiner. Good Paint Plus Good Painters Means A Good Job SATISFACTION GUARANTEED Alex Nielsen Phone 717 Algona, Iowa !••••••••••••••••••* CocJi in on HJoni-Ad Oppoiiunilie& BSS CONVENIENCE of Electrical Appliances When the Operating Cost Is So Low Your Choice of the Finest Electric Ranges at Low Down Payments New 1937 Ranges—Electric—by MONARCH—WESTINGHOUSE—UNIVERSAL GENERAL ELECTRIC AND HOTPOINT VttfO GOT A COUP HIS • Even the most calm disposition is bound to give way when cold water comet from the hot water faucet. And, it's all so unnecessarily expensive in time, effort, and worry. That is why we recommend Westmghouse Automatic Electric hot water service for every home. Space does not permit giving details about this magic water heater, so come in for complete facts. At our low rate you can enjoy the modern convenience and economy of a WettinghouM at a cost will within your budget. LOW DOWN PAYMENTS On ranges for $100 or over, a down payment of $10 and $10 per month will buy a range. On ranges for under $100 a down payment, as low as $5, and $5 per month is sufficient. See Them on Display at THE CITY HALL (City of Algona)

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