The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 22, 1965 · Page 18
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 18

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, April 22, 1965
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BUILD |6—Algeno (la.) Upper Det Melnit Thurtday, April 11, 1965 Give Your Outdoor Gear Tender, Loving Care NOW! It's ft lonp way from the stone trowel to (he rotary rnower. But nil implements, re- pecially those used outdoors. require a great deal more rare than those of the past To insure longer life and better sei- vice from your outdoor equip ment, we s«Rpe?t the following "green thumb" hints: 1. Annoying rust won't form on garden tools coated with petroleum jelly. Hoes, rakes and spades not made of stainless steel should be rinsed and dried after each use, then treated to a fresh coat of petroleum jelly. 2. Keep pruning and cutting shears in condition to clip neatly along by lubricating them often with petroleum jelly. 3. Check and repair rubber or plastic handles on mowers, wheelbarrows, and cutting implements before initial use; loose grips are harder to use, may be dangerous. 4. Sprinklers or watering cans may rust if not thoroughly dried after each session. For added protection, coat the _sprinkler with petroleum jelly. 5. Tools with blades should be sharpened not only at the first of the season, but as often as needed for maximum efficiency. fi. To eliminate misplacing or careless handling of small tools, hang them from a rack. The simplest rack can be made from peg board and a few dime- store hooks. 7. Even glove-wearing won't always protect the most -basic tools — your hands — against chapping and roughness. Before beginning any outdoor work, treat them to a soothing film of petroleum jelly. Hub a little rvtra around cuticles and beneath nails to discourage hard-U> -remove dirt deposits. Petroleum jellj ran be a givat aid with many items arc mid the house which arc exposed to the elements, for example. 8. To silence squeaky chains on garden swings, dab petroleum jelly at top where chain is fattened and at bottom where it joins seat. 1). Outdoor light bulbs won't rust if the threads are lightly coaled with petroleum jolly. If you putter around the garden, you'll be happy to know that a special moisture-resistant pencil can spare you the headache of trying to identify vegetable and flower beds with the seed pocket. Just attached a tag marked with this pencil. It won't wash out, fade or rub off. PORTLAND By Mrs. Victor Fitch I M Mr. and Mrs. Duard Perdue and family of Swea City, Marc and Michael Mawdsley were supper guests in the Harold Becker home Monday evening. Marc and Michael were also overnight guests in the Becker home. Mr. and Mrs. Billy Christensen and family were Sunday dinner guests in the Roger Schmidt home, Titonka. Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Harms, Mary and Norma and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Davis attended church Sunday in the Algona Presbyterian church. Mr. and Mrs. Gary Davis of Algona were taken by letter from the Burt Methodist and Presbyterian churches to the Algona church. The Victor Fitch family attended confirmation of David Lee Hlx Sunday In the Algona Presbyterian church and dinner which followed In the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hix at Sexton. Other guests were Mr. and Mrs. George Hlx Doan and Mr. and Mrs. Timer Harms and family of, Titonka. John Jacobson, Conway, Mo., brother of Mrs. ArtBartlett, was a Sunday visitor at Bartletts. The Four Corner Social club that was to have met with Jan- Ice Harms April 6 is now con- celed. The meeting was canceled because of bad roads and muddy yards. Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Larsen were dinner guests in the home of Effie Teeter, Algona, last Thursday. Mr.and Mrs. John Von Bank and family of Algona were Sunday visitors in the Robert Wood home. Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Larsen visited in the Clarence Christensen home Sunday. Portland Progress Club will meet April 22 with Mary Rasmussen and June Sparks hostesses. It has not been definitely decided Just where the meeting will be held. This will depend upon the weather and roads. There will also be a showing of a cancer film by Mrs. Randall Clark. Fun Time by Betty Miller and Hilma Carlson. "A grouch is a guy who has himself sized up and is sore about it." _^ Enlists In Army Reginald Schutjer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Schutjer of Wesley, has enlisted In the U. S. army for four years. He has been sent to Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo. for basic training, and is then to be assigned to army security work. r FRAME A VIEW FOR YOUR NEW HOME With Andersen Casement Windows! A casement picture window in the corner of your new home not only will frame the gorgeous scenery that led you to buy your lot, but it can also bring cheering sunshine and welcome ventilation. And if it's an Andersen WINDOW- ALL, you'll be snug as a bug all winter long, because Andersen WINDOWALLS are weathertiglu like a wall. In two sash widths, many sizes and styles. Let us help you plan a picture window today. Ande rsen YOU WINDOW BEAUTY Ex-Titonka Lady Succumbs In Florida, Apr. 11 Funeral services were held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Tlt- onka Methodist Church for Mrs. Mabel Petersen, 74, a former resident who died a week ago Sunday at Clearwater, Fla. where she had lived for 11 years. Burial was in the Buffalo Township Cemetery near Titonka with the Rev. Eugene Rasmussen officiating. The Blake Funeral Home, Titonka, was in charge of arrangements. Survivors include a son, Robert E. Wilson; two sisters, Mrs. Sadie Denton, Titonka; and Mrs. Alice Benjamin, Bullshoals, Ark., and two brothers, B. H. Winter, Cyrus, Minn., and C. G. Winter, Mason City. HaltsEl liegiii Xow to Plain Homo Improvements RETIREE Bruce Duncan was honored by Iowa Southern Utilities by employees and guests on his retirement after 40 years of work in the utilities field. He was presented with a pin and savings bond. Need a new family room or kitrhen? And, shelving and storage cabinets . . . have you enough of these 1 How about that second bath the family needs. Where's the workshop you want? Let's assume that your number one project is a family room. You have the space for it (basement, attic or garage) and also you know how you want it to look, and how much it will probably cost. The first step is, line up your financing. There are several ways to do it, by savings and loan companies or commercial banks. Also available are two types of FHA Loans: Title I, which allows you up to $3500 and five years to pay; and Title II 208(k), which allows up to $10,000 and ten years to pay. Where to go for advice ? Your local building materials dealer is a good starter. He can suggest available financing plans that will fit your needs and provide you with helpful literature and decorating schemes. He can also give you free estimates. He can also handle the contracting — or get in touch with a reliable firm for you. Another starting point is your local remodeling contractor or home improvement specialist. Check your Yellow Pages and local newspapers for other leads. Get at least two or three bids on your job before you sign any contract. Like anything else these days, before you buy, shop around. Lowest bids are not always best bets. That low bidder may be basing his price on cheaper and inferior materials and hurry-up-and-get done workmanship, both of which you can do without. Then happy home improvements! Wishing For A Buyer Won't Make That Sale! 7.95 Halts Plus crubgrass preventer PLUS full fertilizer You'll love the results of Scotts amazing HALTS PLUS. Not just because of the way it keeps crabgrass out of the lawn, but also because it fertilizes grass to greener beauty. Halts Plus also grubproofs your lawn for a full year. Lets you seed immediately too. authorized (ScOttS?) dealer FREDERICK V & S HARDWARE 105 E. State Algeria Ph. 295-5122 Now you can have the whole year round Only flameless electric heating and cooling give you year-round comfort conditioning ...together with all these wonderful benefits! VISIT OUR BOOTH AT THE ALGONA HOME SHOW APRIL 23-24-25 GET ALL THE FACTS & FEATURES OF THESE WONDERFUL WINDOWS. ALSO ON DISPLAY: NEW ANDERSEN WOOD GLIDING DOORS. - LATEST STYLES * PATTERNS OF RUBEROID FLOOR TILE , MILLER LUMBER CO. . j _ 1Q9 So. lan.ry _ AIGONA ^^ 295*2536 | Count all the wonderful benefits you get with electric home heating and air conditioning! One energy source for all your needs! Everything in your home- heating, cooling, lighting and appliances —can be run by modern, efficient flame- less electricity. A comfortable, healthy environment! Automatic humidity control adds moisture to the air, or removes it, to ensure just the right amount for a wonderful feeling of well-being. In addition, proper humidity balance keeps furniture from drying out or warping, and reduces mildew. And many people feel that it also helps to reduce the chances of catching a cold. Peace of mind and satisfaction! You'll be able to sit back and enjoy the e\en comfort of a springtime atmosphere sear-round. In winter, flameless electric heating does away with cold drafts and sudden blasts of heat. In summer, flameless electric air conditioning provides gentle cooling action and removes pollen and other foreign matter from the air. A home that keeps clean! Because electric comfort conditioning uses no fuel, but only clean, modern tlameless electricity, e\en light-colored walls, draperies and furnishings will slay new-looking season after season. Proper insulation for any climate! The working partner of flameless electric comfort conditioning is full insulation, conforming to the'all-weather comfort standard for your location. In addition to increasing the value of your home, this is your guarantee of lower operating costs and greater comfort. Your fuel dollars don't go up the flue! Because electric home heating is flameless there's no need for any furnace flue to waste heat. You gel a full dollar's worth of heat for every dollar you spend. Room-by-room temperature control! With most types of electric heating, thermostats in each room throughout your house let you select the degree of heating you want—when and where you want it. Bedrooms, for example, can be set at one temperature while living areas are kept avanother. Quiet operation! Because electric equipment uses few or no moving parts, it's quiet as can be. There are no banging, clanking, hissing, or rumbling on-ofl' noises. Extra space for living! By installing or con verting toelectriccomfort conditioning, you can free up space for a family room, recreation room, workroom or den. Whether you're planning to modernize, build or buy, flameless electric comfort conditioning suits any style or type of home One of the most wonderful things about electric comfort conditioning is that you can enjoy its modern benefits in any home, new or old, anywhere. In most cases, converting to electric heating and air conditioning is, remarkably fast and easy, and it's just the thing to give an older home a completely new lease on life. Over 2,000,000 homes across the country are now heated electrically, and this figure is growing at the rate of over 800 homes a day. Part of this increasing popularity can be attributed to the comfort, convenience and cleanliness plus the many extra benefits only electricity provides. But there are also a number of hard-headed, dollars-and-cents reasons for considering electric comfort conditioning. For one thing, over the years the cost of electricity has been going down while the costs of other fuels have been going up. For another, with flameless electric heating and cooling, maintenance and repair costs are almost always minimal. Many building and loan experts recognize that a home with electric heating and cooling stays modern. Resale value is enhanced. Because electric comfort conditioning is the newest and most modern way to heat and cool a home, installing it is a good way to guard against obsolescence. For more information, stop in, call or write: ALGONA MUNICIPAL UTILITIES

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