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THE MUTUAL ICE COMPANY
One of the largest Ice Manufac turing plants and Reicing Station for perishable products, ifi the country, .located in Payne street, extended, Potomac Yards. One of Alexandria's greatest as sets as a distributing point and com mercial transportation center, is the large and modern Ice manufactur ing plant of the Mutual Ice Company, ah organization which has won for itself a wide reputation for manu facturing pure ice and as bottlers of the celebrated Mico drinking water. Incorporated in 1900 on a com parative small scale with a plant located at the corner of Cameron & Union streets, with a duly cap acity of 40 tons, their business has so greatly increased, necessitating the construction of the large plant in Potomac Yards, with a yearly capacity of 60,000 tons; a storage capacity of nearly 12,000 tons and employing 75 to 200 men during the season. In 1921 more than 33,000 cars of perishable products were re iced at this station. While the company operates seven trucks and ten route wagons in the city and suburbs, it has seven service stations so distributed throughout the city that, with few exceptions, no one has to go over three squares to the nearest station, where ice can be bought at plant prices. The plant is one off the largest in the south, and its sanitary arrange ments are of superior character. Its water is - taken from two artesian wells, one 401 feet deep from which the famous Mico water comes, and the other is 256 feet deep. Since the organization of the com pany, it has never been without a plentiful supply of ice and Alexandria is one of the few cities in the country where there has never been an ice famine. Its shipping and re-icing facilities are modern and side-tracks are pro provided for as many as 64 cars, where same can be promptly re-iced. The compression system raw water type of machinery is used in making ice and experts have pronounced the process in use by jjhe Mutual as one of the best in operation In the country. About 150 cars of coal are used an nually, and the plant which is housed in a large brick building covers ap proximately three acres of grounds including its garages, stables, etc. What the Mutual Ice Company has meant in the development of Alex andria in thejast ten years cannot bo overestimated. It has been a great asset and has given the city much advertisement of the most favorable character. The officers of the company are, M rs. N. M. Reardon, widow of the late W. M. Reardon, one of its found ers, is president; Harry Hammond, general manager and secretary and treasurer; and O. Ashby Reardon, assistant manager. Mr. Reardon is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, all Masonic bodies, the Kiwanis Club, and is an aggressive citizen and successful busi ness man. Mr. Hammond is one of the best ^knovn ice manufacturers in the coun try. He is a native of Alexandria, a Mason and a meraber of the Kiwanis Club, and it a booster Tor the city. All of the officers are advocates of the davelopment and expansion of Alexandria. They are boosters for the King Street White Way, and be iieve that /the building of perma facilities,. which yeEQT& tionggni-or nent roads, increasing transportation facilities, which means much for the future of the city. SAMUEL ROSENBERG Store at 122 Royal and 411 King Strse?f No review of the commercial and mercantile development of Alexandria would be complete without reference to o.ne of its most enterprising and successful business men?Mr.. Sam uel Rosenberg, proprietor of two up to-date stores, one located at 122 North Royal Street, and the other at Nj. 411 King Street. The Store at 122 North Royal St. is known as Sam's Sample Shoe Store. Mr. Rosenberg Specializes in shoes for every member of the family at this store. The latest in fashion is obtainable for the most reasonable prices. At the store at 411 King Street. Mr. Rosenberg carries a complete line of wearing apparel for Ladies, Men and Children. Dry goods, and the late Millinery. These two stores are recognized for the quality of their stock and as Mr. Rosenberg Guaran tees absolute satisfaction. He has built up an extensive trade since he established the business eight years ago. His motto is ti please the public at all times and will be known in the future as the people's store. Mr. Rosenberg is progressive, pub lic spirited, a member of the Chamber of Commerce, and actively interested in civic affairs, being at all times ready and willing to give of his time and means in support of any cause designed to build up the community and promote the moral and material welfare of its citizens. CLARK AND ADAMS Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Flour Feed, Grain, Wood and Coal?Head quarters for Farmers of Fairfax County?Handles Lister's Fert'iz crs. One of the biggest assets in in creasing the commercial prestige of Fairfax and in making it a more and more satisfactory" trading center for this section ot Northern Virginia is the firm of Clarke & Adams, for the last eight years headquarters for the i farmers of Fairfax and adjoining counties. The firm also operates a modern ; flour mill at Vienna with a capacity | of fifty barrels daily. Tho firm : :-ts , as distributor for the mills and its ! flours and feed arc in great derrs.nd i in this section because of their purity and substantial qualities. The firm also handles grain, wood and coal at wholesale and retail, and carries a complete line of Lister's fer tilizers for which brand it is distri butor for Fairfax County. The members of the firm are Messrs Edward F. Clarke and Al fred L. Adams, two of the best known business men of Fairfax County and recognized as aggressive factors in tho upbukling of this section. Mr. Clarke is a member of the Order of Fraternal Americans and the Masonic fraternity, and like Mr. Adams is a native of Fairfax. Mr. Adams is al so a member of the Fraternal Amer icans. National Savings and Trust Building Washington, D. C. With FOR ALL TIME The most thoroughly proven building material First Cost-Last Cost No paint or stucco to renew E. E, DOWNHAM Secretary 304 South St. Asaph Street Alexandria, Va. R. E. KNIGHT & SON Proprietors of Alexandria's Greatest \ Mercantile Emporium?"We Sell Something of Most Everything" Find Business Improving and Pros pects Bright for Future. i Alexandria is recovering from the I effects of the depression which has affected business throughout the coun try. There is no better evidence of this fact that the increasing trade of the firm of R. E. Knight & Son, prop rietors of Alexandria's leading gen eral mercantile and hardware store, and from reports received by Mr. E. Knight from his associates in the Retail Merchants Association of Vir ginia of which he is president. The Knight business was estab lished in May 1895 on a compara tively small scale and has grown to extensive proportions through the in auguration of modern business meth ods, and progressive management. We sell "Something of Every thing" is the motto of the store, and although it specializes in hardware, paints, and oils, sporting goods, etc., there is found in its mammoth stock other lines of merchandise essential to the convicnce of the home and the farm. These include tinware, chinaware, kitchen utensils, tools, bicycles, sta tionery, toilet articles and prepara tions, aluminum ware, Sporting goods, paints and varnishes, Ice cream freezers, magazines, and tobacco, The store occupies four floors of a large modern brick building and its stock is well arranged for the in spection of its customers. The gen eral assortment of its stock including the best merchandise in every line, makes the store a popular trading center for out-of-town shoppers and no concern in Alexandria is better known among the people of Northern Virginia who makes a practice of shopping in Alexandria. The business of this firm is built on service and orders are delivered within.sl .radius.of twenty-five miles of Alexandria.'' A large motor truck is provided for this purpose. The firm usually employes eight clerks but during the last two months of the year it had fourteen on its pay roll. Mr. R. E. Knight is one of the most prominent retail merchants in Vir ginia. He has taken an active part in the organization and maintenance of the Virginia Retail Merchants As | sociation, now serving as its presi dent. He is recognized as a man of forward ideas in the handling of mer cantile problems, recognizing that co operation and service are essential in building up confidence of the public. Mr. Knight has been active in pub lic affairs in the city for a quarter of a century. Ho is now a police ' commissioner, is: a member of the Chamber of Commerce, and is promi- ! nent in civic affairs. He is an advo cate of building a ferry across the j Potomac, connecting Southern Mary- ' land and Virginia. No man stands i higher in the commercial and mercan tile world and he is recognized for his progress and public spirit. Mr. F. Clinton Anight, junior mem be: of the firm, is a member of the Kiwanis Club, the Masons and Red Men, and of the American Legion, be ing a leader among the younger busi ness men. A dry goods expert says that the number of women who take forty inch bust s*5:e or over is about a third of the whole female population. J. M. HEED Succcssor to Sanders & Stay man Company, Dealers in Pianos and Oth er Musical Instruments?The Music House of Alexandria For eleven years the music house of Alexandria has been recognized as that presided over by Mr. J. M. Reed, one of the leading citizens of the city, and located at 611-613 King Street, where for many years the well known firm of Sanders & Stay man Company, Incorporated, held forth. When Mr. Reed took over the busi ness in 1910 he immediately set about enlarging and developing its impor tance, and today he has built up a business which is confined not to Alex andria alone but which extends throughout Northern Virginia and Maryland. The house carries a complete stock of high grade pianos, player pianos, and organs as well as the famous Victor Victrolas, Records, Cabinets, and Albums. Old violins are. a spec ialty with Mr. Reed, and he also han dles sheet music and musical mer chandise. The line of musical instruments is the most extensive in the city, and the store, whirji has some 1,000 or 5,000 square feet of floor space, is equipped with modern iound-proof booths for the demonstration of Vic trolas. A repair department is operated and pianos are made moth proof, while expert tuners are employed. Experienced workmen are also sup plied for packing and moving pianos and other musical instruments. Mr. Reed also handles a large line of athletic goods and sporting par aphernalia. He has four courteous experienced clerks and operates two automobile trucks for the delivery of orders. Mr. Reed is a widely known citi zen of Alexandria, is a member of the Chamber of Commerce and Kiawanis Club, and is affiiliated with the Ma : sons, Travelers Protective Associa tion, Elks, and Red Deer. As a member of the city council Mr. Reed is a loader in movements for public improvements. He is an advocate of the King Street White Way and the new public highway to Fairfax Court House and is a public servant who believes in serv ing the public. L. B. BRANTLEY Leaain Electrical Contractor of Clarendon and Proprietor of Mod ern Elcciricai Supply House?Car ries Large Stock and Is Well Known. Increasing demand for electrical conveniences naturally calls for ex pert eletricians and installation men everywhere, and Clarendon and this section of Arlington County are ex ceptionally fortunate in having lo cated here Mr. L. B. Brantly, elec trical contractor and proprietor of a modern electrical supply house at 108 Wliton Boulevard, Clarendon, Va. Mr. Brantley who has had more than eleven years of experience in the electrical business opened his busi ness at Clarendon the first of this year, and has already built up an ex tensive trade and patronize. He I makes a specialty of house-wiring along the most up-to-date and _care ful lines. In the store he carries a full stock of electrical appliances, including the washing machines, perculators, etc. Mr. Brandy1 has boon a resident of Clarendon for eleven years and is well and favorably known in this section. He is popular, progressive and pub lic spirited and is always found ready and willing to give of his time and means in support of any cause de signed to build up the community. SAUNDERS AND SOX Are now Listed Among the Largest and Most Progressive of the City's Jewelers. From a store that boasted of a few thousands of dollars worth of stock to a display of jewelcry, silver ware, cut glass and other articles carried by up-to the minute jewel ers, mounting into the hundeds of thousands of dollars in worth is the story of the progress made during the past sixteen years, by Saunders & Sons, one of the city's leading jew elery stores. The store of Saunders & Son was opened in 1906 at its present loca tion, 629 King street. The business has always been under the active and efficient managership of Air. Floyd Saunders, the junior partner and that it has prospered during the interven ing years is evidenced by the fact that the stock carried at the present tinn1 is worth many times what the orig inal display of jewelry was listed at. Mr. Saunders has always been one of the first in the city to get actively behind every new movement for the betterment of the city and has justly earned the title of being one of the progressive boosters for a Bigger and Better Alexandria. Australia has no active volcanoes. ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? v v ^ ~ ? <r ? ? t 7 ? J. M. Dickerson Telephone 85 ??;5&S Distributors for Fairfax, Arlington and Prince William Counties and Alexandria City. EXPERT AUTO REPAIRING HAVE YOU USED THE MOTOR OILS and GASOLINE REO SPEED WAGON Over 100 in actual use in this territory ASK ANY OWNER ' ? GARAGE ?:* Jk 113-17 South Pitt Street Alexandria, Virginia.