The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 3, 1957 · Page 9
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 9

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 3, 1957
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:V , • ••* *> < Fire Prevention 'Clean-Up Day' Here Oct. 9 • • • • * » • . . . ... . • f Siren To Remind - Every Hour On-ffie-Hour £>on t be too alarmed when you hear the Algona ?;00 a.m. siren signal next Wednesday morning, .It won't be the usual *one long blast. It will be the fearsome "Who-o-o»-ot!ee-eHe«€-e-" signal that ordinarily announces a fire. You can set your clock by it, however, next Wednesday morn The Algona Fire Department tion doesn't want to alarm you — only to the extent of reminding all citizens that Wednesday, Oct. 9, is designated as "Fire Preven- » *, n Clean-Up Day, "in otwer- on-the-hour, from 7:00 a.m. to vance of annual Fire Prevention 6:00 p.m., to remind residents and itr J j ^ , * ,_ *«._! buus . iness P^ce owners to clear Wednesday, Oct. 9, the Algolia their premises of potential fire fire siren will blow every hoar hazards, such a accumulations of iiiiiiiyiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinliiiiiiiiffliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiH rubbish, oily rags, old paint cans, piles of boxes, etc. The novel idea is being used here for the first tinie, as a feature of Fire Prevention Week. Chief Ira Kohl has issued an urgent message to all citizens on that day to do the little cleaning up work that is necessary to rid the city of poential ahd dangerous fire hazards. Chief Kohl also suggests a check on heating Prevention Week OCT. 6-l*th For Almost Half A Century We Have Emphasized This One Message: l.-Jtf W* * I 48 Years of Fire Prevention .„£ ' ' * -7rH T fT3i5""ir>T-" v " -•"'P1I!?ST-VI !! V?* "»inr-f i"«a* ' i * ^*»f - t •AJgt&aJi*'' ,Ai*/*i m ' • ; % * &&<» >^> ' ^L& «8S >n '\f. 'wpj«<?• Kg f * . 4" ^^4 !• wt»y * * js &«" **^»', M ' r j m-^ 1 '' *'iWC$S&3fc'i£i*i*i ; ' KwW»' kj& f*'<*wpSr T>1*W«W »& Eugene Murtggh, President HOME OFFICES; ALGONA, IOWA Founded In 1909 1909 ^D/tuggtsts <Jlutua(! Company ©{ ^ow/a 1957 equipment, electrical installations, etc. As the fire siren keeps blowing next Wednesday, it is anticipated that the city dump may well be the recipient of an increased volume of business. Mayor C. C. Shierk stated that residents and business owners are encouraged to haul their 'fire hazards' to the dump, and if traffic gets too heavy through thft dump gate, city police will be detailed to unravel the snarls. Farm folks, while ttot pethapl hearing the siren blasts on thi hour, are urged to take stock of fire hazards on their premise^ also. Incidentally, the every hotrf on-the-hour fife siren next Wednesday will hot in any way affect the regular handling of a real fire call by the department* since all Algona firemen are navf informed of a fire through th9 new short-wave system direct to thei* homes, and not ftecessai* ily by the fire siren. ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1957 Short Wave Fire Alarm Tells Fire Spot Faster In the above pholo. iaken at the City hall police department , s repor o * fire by telephone. Noting down the location of the fire, he immedlr ately turns to the microphone and by voice via short-wave broadcasts the information to all city volunteer firemen, all of whom have receivers in their homes. Their apparatus lis operated 24 hours a day from the police department. The Fire phone number? \^> i 4" Milford Plathes Entertain At St. Joe Sunday IV, .llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllUIIIIIIUUIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIU BiiiiimiiiHiiiiiii^^ Pictured above is Fire Chief Ira Kohl,-shown in his home-at the time a fire call might come in over the recently-installed 'Plect> ron short-wave fire alarm system. The receiver shown emits the call as given by city policeman Hutchison above, All firemen's r&, ceivers get the call at the same time, * *.*•;• ; Residents of Algona and the surrounding rural area can take comfort from the new way in which Algona volunteer, firemen are now able to answer a fire call, for it means that if you are suddenly faced with the disaster of fire, you can now expect help from the firemen far faster than under the old system. You don't want's fire, natural- y. But say you have one... irst thing you do is phone the "'ire Number: CY 4-2434. The iolice department answers yoiir all at once on a cleared line, notes down your location, and even before you have hung up is relaying the data on a "hot mike' over short-wave to all city firemen, Say your fire happens at 3:00 a.m., any day. You ve reported it. In the homes of all Algona fireman, a startling 6-second- long sharp to,ne sounds. The fireman instantly tumbles out of bed on that one — and hears the fire location. If he resides "close in", he hits for the fire station, to help get the apparatus moving. If he lives far out, he doesn't bother with going to the station — he knows his buddies will have the trucks rolling. He hits for the fire location, and the result is, under the present system, that when the apparatus rolls up, firemen are there and ready. In the second? saved, lives can be saved. The short-wave system, called "Plectron", has according to Chief Kohl, added minutes to local fire - fighting strategy, whether in the city or at a farm location. The result is water on the flames sooner, and less total destruction. Incidentally, in case you PQ have a fire, remember these three things: (1) First, get your family out of the burning struc^ ture (2) Call the Fire Department (3) Fight the fire with whatever means you have at hand, At Humboldt, they will have a new city clerk for the first time «l 35 years, Harry JaJ&way has announced his retirement as of January first. In fact, he's only the second city clerk since 1990; Arthur Parker serve4 that con*' munity from 1800 to Si, Joe — Mr and Mrs Milford Plathe entertained on Sunday* Sept. 29, in observance of the first birthday of their son, Bo. bert, and also the 48th wedding anniversary of Mrs Bathe's parents, Mr and Mrs John Thul, tie birthday of Patricia Wagniv Sept, 28, a granddaughter of M* and Mrs Thul and the birthday of Mrs Raymond Kohlhaas oa Oct. 3rd, a daughter of tbs>. Thuls. Guests for the gathering were Mr and Mrs John thttl, Herman Plathe, Mr and Mrs:$id Hilbert and family, Mr and Mjrs Richard Thul and family, M~ -* ' Mrs Raymond Kohlhaas „ family and Mr and Mrs Sylvesf Wagner and family, ; Alma Ulg, Jeanne RediriE tfancy Wiljfong and Bill Bormann spent Sunday in Sioux* City with Lois Willfong, Kathy Hilberf and Kay Ann Frideres, students at St. Joseph's School of Nursing. •:Mr .and Mrs Ted Hilbert afc tended a cattle sale at Des Moinea pn Saturday. r*L , Aivin Klein and dai Mrs Frank Hilbert, and Ann Ko.hlhsas accompanied Annie Geischecker of A'lgc and Barbara Keljner of. St. dipt on Saturday to W«» City where they spent the at the home of Mr end Mrs Shanley and Mary Kay, Mr and Mrs Frank «*»* attended funeral services for , Jim Marso in Waseca, Minn., Mrs Miss Rose Gales and I ley from GilbertsvJllei here with relatives and They are sisters of Myles Mark of Leon ly injured recently spray paint —"' on a farm near was hurled &«„ .„ and his left aim w§» by the explQfioji and 1 Irem

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