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Who knew ice could be healthy?

The Planters’ Press, in its June 2, 1938 edition,  announced that” Louisiana Refrigerated Products Corporation serves Bossier Parish with pure ice.”

“Operating two large plants I Shreveport and one in the 600 block on Barksdale Boulevard in Bossier, renders an essential and important service and have large enough plants to prevent any ice shortage at any time.  People all over the parish find it convenient to load ice at the Bossier City ice dock on their way home.”

“The Louisiana Refrigerated Products Corporation is one that has a well merited reputation in the city.  They have very sanitary and modern plants for the manufacture of ice and their business policy is such that we are glad to say they are a credit to Shreveport and Bossier City as a trading center.”

“The use of ice is ever increasing year by year and furnishes the most economical and most reliable refrigerant known.  There is no substitute for ice.”

“When you put ice in your ice box your worries are over.  There is no machine to oil, no fuse to blow out, no belt to watch.”

“There are no coils to be frosted while the ice box grows warm.”

“There are no leaks of refrigerating gases, such as ammonia, sulphur, dioxide, etc., which may easily spoil food or prove dangerous to the children.  There is no machine to stop or fail to work while you sleep.”

“The block of pure, crystal, distilled water ice you place in your box works continuously, silently and efficiently when you need it, and when you don’t there are none of your funds invested in costly machinery.”

“It is the duty of the public to see that such an industry is supported for the availability of a certain supply of ice safeguards food products and makes possible any delicacies that would otherwise be hard to obtain.  To enjoy good health use more ice.”

“The plants of this company are open to the inspection of the public.”

“Louisiana Refrigerated Products Co. is a Shreveport and Ark-La-Tex organization, owned and financed and managed by business men of Shreveport.  The company furnishes employment to some 75 home workers, which means that about 400 people are comfortably taken care of through the company’s payroll.  The company itself is a heavy taxpayer, it’s [sic] officers, directors and employees are taxpayers, and this tax money goes to maintain local development.  A fair per cent of the company’s employees live in Bossier City.”

“These home workers in turn buy home products coming from our own community thus sending these same dollars back to us to be re-spent with the home town merchant.”

Ann Middleton is Director of the Bossier Parish Library Historical Center. She can be reached at (318) 746-7717 or by e-mail at amiddlet@state.lib.la.us

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