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REMSCHEL MOTOR COMPANY
tFord Authorized. Sales and Service [Establishment- Dealing in Ford Cars, Trucks and Fordson Trac tors, Is Complete Auto avd Form . Supplies Business House. The widespread and general use of ihp Ford automobile makes it es sential to the automotive industry that thereby throughout the country a number of well equipped sales and ser vice stations handling cars, parts, supplies and service forFo rd cars and trucks. The Remschel Motor Company at 119-121 North Fairfax street, Alex andria, established in May 1913 is one of the largest and most fully equipped of these sales and service stations in Virginia, and the volume of business it handles in its unre stricted territory is immense. , The Remschel Motor Company's sales and show rooms and its repair department, in which the machinery and equipmvl is of the latest ap proved and most efficient type, are located in a big double building hav ing adequate floor space for meeting al! requirements of motorists of this section. The stock embraces all parts, Supplies, accessories and many of the tested and proved specialties. This enterprise has fifteen employ es, most of them skilled mechanics, and all well grounded in the know ledge of cars, their maintenance, etc. Two service trucks are used in the handling of the business of this con cern and at any time of day or night that there is need for service a repre sentative of the Remschel Motor Com pany can be counted upon to supply it. Mr. Remschel's idea of service is "service when it is needed," and he is always prepared to see that his idea is carried out. Not only does he Took out for the interests of Ford owners but also for the interests of the farmers using mechanical equip ment. The most progresive of farmers ^ today are using Fordson tractors, the agency for which the Remschel Com pany also is. Tractor service is giv en as well as services on cars and trucks About 2">0 Ford cars are sold and delivered by the Remsshel Motor Company each ye^r, and a large number of trucks and tractors. Mr. A. M. Remschel, proprietor of this company is a member of the Chamber of Commerce and is one of its most hctive members.. He is a member also of the Kiwanis club, one of the liviest of business organiza tions in the country which devotes much of its time ana thought to con structive civic effort. He is a broad visioned public spirited citizen and is an c-rtthusiastici advocate for a "White Way," for a road to Fairfax courthouse and a ferry across the Potomac. Mr. M. A. Bayliss, manager of the plant and sales rooms of the Remschel Company is another of Alexandria's well known public spirited citizens and is widely popular. Mr. Bayliss has been in the automobile business for about ten years and knows the trade and its requirements thorough ly ALEXANDRIA COFFEE CO. lmitorte.ru and Distributors of Hinh Grade Teas and Coffees?Roasts Its Own Speeidl Brands avd Has Large Business in This Section Perhans the reason Alexandria Coffee Company's products are so tasteful is because they are roasted right at home by a process that has proved successful and satisfactory for a dozen years. The company, which is one of tho largest importer? and distributors of coffee in the South, makes a snecialty of its four famous brands?the San ton, Bon Alpha, Justice and Yates Steel Cut. It carries a complete line of high grade teas, coffee, spices, and grocery specialities, and does an extensive business through Northern Virginia and Southern Maryland. Peanuts as well as coffee aire freshly roasted in the store, and every precaution is taken to retain the qualities which make its coffee superior in every way. The building at 307 Prince Street is entirely occupied by the company which owns the structure embracing three stories and a basement. Mr. C. R. Yates, owner of tho busi ness, is a prominent citizen of Alex candria has been at its head for twelve years. Ho is a native of tho city and has boon in business hero a quarter of a century. From 1S9S to 1900 he was a prominent member of the school board and did much to advance the interest of public education in the city. During the last year 02,000,000 square yards of concrete highway was laid in t^o United States. This is al most double the figure for 1020. M. B. Harlow, native of Alexandria, Va attended the private schools of Miss Margaret Walsh, Miss \ Clarkson and St. John's Academy,P was compelled to discontinue school on account of family moving south, in Mav, 1801, returning the latter part of 1864, and owing to the necessity of being compelled to assist m the support of his family, was denied th i opportunity of finishing his educa ion. I He accepted a position as time I keeper in a Government plan.ng mnU located on the corner of I'a,rlax anu Queen streets ^nd remained there un it"March, 1805, when he was com ! nelled to resign on account of his u,al to take the oath of allegiance to the United States Government. He assisted his father m his busi ness for a few years, then in 1871 united with his brothers, John and Georire in the wholesale grocery and commission business In 1872 he was elected a member of the Board of Heealth of Alexandria city, and on it. organization ?as selected secretar in 1R7-1 he was elected a member of the Citv Council fro mthe Second ^ aid, and re-electe din 1875; elected cit> | treasurer in May, 1876 servin^ from Julv 1 of that year until July 1,1JW, when he voluntarily retired from pub lic life. During his twenty-four years _as city treasurer the following deputies Se James *R ^Caton, who served from Tulv 1.1870, until Julv.1, 1886. when he was succeeded by Charles C. C. lin, who ran until July 1. 1892. Hi. successor was John D. Normoyle, who served until July 1, 1900 when Mr. Harlow voluntarily retired. Mr. Ld ward J. Flemming served under -Mi. Harlow as assistant city treasurer for a number of years. Vnon turn in e over this office to his successor he said: "You are assuming the duties of this position u^er ^ V 1v different auspices from that ^nicn KdVhen T took this office. Alex andria had neither money nor credit, and T turn it over to vou with its credit as h^h as anv city in the ^untry and ample funds to run this office foi the balance of the fiscal year. ^ Mr Harlow was eniraged during his business life in many lines of business. S" was a member of the firm of Harlow Bros.. Wholesale Grocery and Commission Merchants; conducted a ? vec real estate office; secretary and treasurer of the Alexandria Bnck "Works: treasurer of two building as sociations and president and genera manager of one which he organized; was secretarv and treasurer of the Spring Park and Imnrovement Com J oan>" (now RosemonO ; ! I end manaffer of the RosM>" 1 Development Comm;n>V secretarv and I treasurer of the Florida Soft Phc* Inhale Comnanv: director of the i ? V . ional P.ank for over 40 years, and hv 'i ?, i r. years; oneina vice president over i?> I lor Of <hp idc. of the construction of electric railroad from Washing hhvomrh Alexandra tr- the tom ? Uv-ishincton, at Mount, \ernon and ! unon its organization, was elected one of the director: wa* assienedtho ,l,itv of seW*g the ?ut?u JXps Alexandria Citv. locatme the offi. and appointing the ticket aeent. and ? the first railroad official in the | United States to appoint young women I ticket agents. . I Some years ago he broUEht to the attention of the Steam Pailroad Cor poration passing thru Alexanan. , (desirability of changing the,r loute wast of Alexandria Cty, ^J1 *ufn Lestion was approvedI andI resu ted in ! his appointment by the six Railroad in acquirng all ex of Alexandria, west and ?rtV ich tending to the Four Mile Run, whic^ resulted in the butgv?rds and Union Station, Potomac Yards ana later, the City acquired the exten.Mo of it's corporation limits, taking this magnificientjterritory^ Jerome THE HOME OF THE FAMOUS FASHION PARK Good Clothes For Men A Style For Every Type of Figure MEN'S OUTFITTERS KAVFMMH AND BLVMEMELD 402-404 King Street Phone 535 Alexandria, Va. As a youth he was elected a mem ber of the Hvdrautic St^miFire Com pany and sometime after his election, was appointed Secretary, serving for several years, when he was elected President of the Company, which po sition he held until the disbandon ment of this magnificient Company Mr. Harlow was the originator of the Mt Vernon Boulevard, a memo rial to the Illustrious Washington, from the City he founded the National Capitol, thru Alexandria to his Tomb at Mt. Vernon; suggested the en largement of the Post Office Building in this City and the deepening of the channel of the Potomac River, by increasing it's depth from 18ft. to 2-1 ft., by .-emoving the obstruction of the Kettle Bottom and Mattawoman, (succeeded thru the efforts of the late | Congressman John F. Rixy in having Congress pass an appropriation bj 11 sufficient in amount to carrv out both of these improvements. He assisted in organizing and was elected Presi dent of the Business Mens League ond continued in that office until it was 'succeeded by thp_present Chamber of Commerce. He was associated with ITon- C. C. j Carlin, in having located at Alexan dria, the Virginia Shipbuilding Cor poration. An incident occurred during his term of City Treasurer, which is worthy of notice, namely, that for (two or three years this City was re ceiving only about two-thirds of the amount of the school fund which it was entitled to affci on that account the Superintendent, the late Mr. | Carne, advised him that the school Board had deejded to reduce the school | term from 10 months to seven, owing: to the want of funds to pay the teach-i ers. He promptly replied that the Public School should continue 1(1 j months as long as he held office and j that the deficiency necessary to pay j the teachers ho would advance out of j his own private "funds. I!;s explana- j tion for this act was, that when he ] was a hoy and reached the school aj;e, i there were no Public Schools Al-I exandria, and it was an effort on the Jpart of his father to give him the meager education which he received and as a result the children of the poor parents were denied the oppor- ! tunities which the children of the rich enjoyed, in being able to acquire an education which woud qualify them to till the professions, public officers and engage in large business enterprises. Mr. Harlow married in 1873 Miss Helen deChanlal McCrat k"n, daugh ter of the late John Clark and Mary Getty McCrac-ken. She died in the yc-ar lfl.r?. TRADE EXTENSION Probably only a few citizens in this community give much. UiouKht to Trada Extension?what it means 10 their daily necessities, what is being done, and what the possibilities are of further extension. Venice at one time controlled a large part of the civilized world through its merchants and bankers in their efficient devel (opment. oT Trade Extension. The en jtire life of the city was Commerce. I They simply took advantage of their j facilities?the Adriatic, the Mediter ranean and the numerous seas ap jaccnt thereto ! The average business man of to j day, who has a business of and con j sequence, can hardly lind time to ' attend to his own affairs, consequent fly there is not much clanger of politi j cal control. This little bit of history is brought out, however, to show what | has been done. Ships, merchandise land finance had gained what blood had bought before. A city without commerce Is a city without identity. There are a few such cities in this country larger than Alexandria. Thc-y are known only as recieation centers. Good places to go for a change of atmosphere or a good time, but what does that amount to as far as the city itself is concerned? Other cities probably offer the same inducements, but they do not feature them?they live on Commerce. Commerce keeps the dol lar moving and that is why millions are spent each year in advertising their products, their commodities, and i hpmselves. In our community Commerce means a great deal. Hundreds of families <\wo their livelihood to our great transportation systems which center here. Unfortunately a very large proportion of th* merchandise car ried by these lines originate at points some distance from here. Were we able to produce most of this mer chandise. doubtless we would have thousands more families here to live off Ihe commerce which could be con trolled. What we do nroduce, how ever. means considerable lo quite a number of our citizens. Some of our | industries are known throughout the j southeast and middle central por tions of this country where their pro ducts are used each d?.v. Other in dustries while not known over quite so large a territory, are able to hold uheir business against competitive markets of other cities. These busi nesses are not numerous enough, though, to give the city the promi nence that is should have. There should be more of them of every kind?many more. Then we would probably get th? prominence that we would desire. Our nearby country is very close to us commercially. Northern Vir ginia and Southern Maryland know us well. We have always served them. With them we have an identity. Our merchants have used every facility at their disposal to extend their trade. All things being equal from a point of service, our merchants contribute largely to our* commerce. Local foreign trains moving over rail lines .--ach day carry their business. Coop eration between the merchants and railroads has given the out-of-town [ buyer delivery service that is second to none in the country. Merchandise 1 loaded in cars today, reaches its j destination tomorrow in time for the | immediate needs of the buyer. Other cities do not enjoy express service equal to this. This is just one of the facilities that has been utilized. Our water facilities .while now under winter schedule, give us service that coma res favor ably with our nearest competitive city, in the territory that these par ticular lines traverse. However, there is much to be extended yet by wat<y, if other routes are developed Unfor tunately we have no coastwise routes, otherv/ise our trade could be extended much further. In this territory where we are known and enjoy the distinction of having an identy as a city, the people look upon us as a part of their com jmunity and'as necessary to their ex istence. Their products are brought in to be traded with us?products that we could not got along without. There is adjacent to us the most diversi fied agricultural country in the east. ; Its people are thrifty and energe ! tie and have developed their lands as well as any other community. They have only one need and that is, bet ter roads. A bricklayer or a tinner will not work in the rain. A far mer, however, in order to exist must often be required to travel in mud holes and water to deliver his pro ducts. We must '?ontinually lend our moral and financial support to help get the farmer out of the mud, there by helping ourselves. There is a great possibility for Trade Extension. There is the whole world with which to trade. We can not get it all, but that portion that we do get should know that we have an identity, and should be served in such a way that they will always look to us, and not consider us casually. In order to serve them, we must have something attractive to offer them. This means that we need many, many more industries in order to produce the merchandise to sell, and with such industries behind us, we could then have our material for TRADE EXTENSION. Chas W. King. WHAT IS THE SECRET OF THE "H. C. L." There is no secret as to the high cost of living. The facts are as you know well. The farmers records show that the cost of production is out of balance with the prices received for his crops, due to marketing conditions and cost of hauling and transportation. The fact that the younger generation's lack of interest in the agricultural industry has caused an influx of the rural population to the commercial centers has upset the equal distribution of labor, causing unemployment and idle land, the result of which is too many people consuming and too few producing. What is The Solution? The Fordson Tractor and the Ford Truck can and are doing a wonderful service in answering the above vital problems?in reducing the cost of produc tion?increasing crops per acre and lowering the cost of marketing. But aside from these immediate reliefs, the most important factor of this power-farming is the stimulant and interest it is to the junior farmer, which is strengthened by the net results of one's efforts and the elevation of drudgery work to a productive and interesting occupation. Talk this over with the boys, and let us demonstrate the FORDSON'S pos sibilities on your farm. Remschel Motor Company 117-121 N. Fairfax St. Alexandria, Va. "FORD AUTHORIZED SALES AND SERVICE''