FROM THE GLENWOOD HERALD, THURSDAY July 20, 1916
Extensive Improvements Made At The Laundry. Few institutions in Glenwood have made greater progress than the Glenwood Laundry. This institution was taken over by the Thompsons, father and son, a little over a year ago, having been operated by H.D. Caley, now in the grocery business, previous to this. Mr. Thompson and son have only recently added hundreds of dollars worth of new equipment, giving them increased facilities for turning out their work. The machinery recently installed consists of a new 48x54 washer, a dry room which will dry 75 dozen shirts a day, a new boiler, a new electric five horse power motor, giving them three powers; steam, gasoline and electric. A new addition has recently been added to the building, 27 feet long. The laundry keeps a regular force of 6 employed constantly. The laundry has been giving a twenty-four hour service, handling hotel work, besides a great amount of outside work. Their parcel post business has increased 50 percent in the last six months. The laundry is a home institution. The Thompsons are spending a great amount of money in Glenwood each year to maintain it and such being the case, The Herald would like to see it supported by everyone who believes in keeping the money at home.