The Algona Upper Des Moines, Algona, Iowa, Mirch 18,1937 Fire Hazzards Make Precautionary Measures Imperative in Home In the United States there are now 613 municipalities containing 37, 435,000 people—representing 22 per cent of the national population —which demand protection from fire hazards. The ever present danger of fire in home dwellings has enforced this ruling as a precautionary measure and as a safeguard to lives and property. It Is a reminder, too, to the American home owner of the advisability of utilising every means available during the construction or modernisation of his home to promote safety and to protect his family against fire hazards. Federal Housing Administration inspected homes must meet definite requirements in this field. On the market today are materials, machinery and equipment designed and constructed to offset fire risk in the home. Their use may mean security from danger Statistics indicate that ' the operators of manufacturing and mer- ^. establishments through^on- stant vigilance and strict observance of fire ordinances have reduced the number of fires occurring u, •uch places of business. Firea in home dwellings, however, have increased until now between 55 and W per cent of all fires in the country occur in dwellings. a dweJ , }ng . house fire occurs every two minutes and that the total loss from home fires alone amounts to more than $85,000,000. According to Percy Bugbee, expert of the National Fire Protection Association, much of this vast sum might have been saved, because the. great majority of dwelling fires may be traced to causes easily corrected. Careless disposal of rubbish, combustible roofs, defective or dirty chimneys, thoughtless use of matches, and improper use of kerosene and gasoline are responsible for many of these fires which sometimes cause serious disasters and always mean disturbing damage. The home owner makes the utmost effort to provide comfort and convenience for his home. To make his enjoyment of this home complete, if he will give the same consideration to its safety as he does to its pleasant living appointments he will add immeasurably to its protection and will greatly minimize its fire risk. Wagons to Funeral Sexton fWhile attending the funeral at Corydon, Saturday, of W. C. Taylor's grandfather, Mr. and Mrs. Taylor and other members of the funeral party had to go to the cemetery with teams and wagons, due to road conditions. Your Own Home Can Be Improved with a Bank Loan You will find a bank loan a convenient way to finance necessary improve/' ments on your home or farm buildings with terms for repayment conveniently arranged at low rates* IOWA STATE BANK MEMEBER FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION R. H. Miller, Pres. a L. Gilmore, Cashier P. L. McMahon. Asat. Cashier HAVE THE RIGHT CONTRACTOR • Competent men do the job from beginning to end with satisfaction guaranteed, • This firm has been building good homes and buildings since 1870, • We find no job too big, and none too small for good work, • Specifications should be, and are, met in full by a reliable contractor at all times, H. R. COWAN & SON Office Over Iowa State Bank Algona, Iowa FACTS FOE YOU Consider these point* if you're thinking of building! You'll get th» bent! BEST QUALITY Quality in building material is mportant. We use only the best. EXPERIENCE Our staff has solved building problems for years. The benefit of this experience is free. REMODELING 'owan offers a complete remodeling service. Dependable plun.x and estimates are free. EASY TERMS We will glailly .show you how ou can finance a new home, remodel or repair your present one at low monthly cost, it desired.
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