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Are Located . In 4 States Mostly in North ..Carolina, v_ but Number Also in Vir. ginia, South Carolina, Tennessee. FIVE NEX^TsfORES OPENED THIS YEAR Smithfield Unit, Destroyed by Fire, Rebuilt and En larged; Some Others j Modernized ajid I : ew Lo -1 cations Changed, Result ing in Improved Business Rose’s stores are located in 63 cities find towns in the four states of North Carolina. South Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee. Most of them are in North Carolina where the business originat ed in 1015. but a" large number are also operated in the other three states. Five new stores have been opened 2n 1932. marking a considerable ex pansion in a time when retrenchment bas been the policy of most concerns. In addition to the new ones, the Smithfield store was rebuilt, enlarg ed and modernized following its de- Btruction by fire. Some of the others also have been enlarged or moved to new locations, with more modern Equipment and fixtures installed. The result has been improved business. Managers of these stores are all men of experience and ability, train ed for their work and capable in every respect. Rose stores are located in the fol lowing cities and towns in the four States where the company operates: NORTH CAROLINA. Henderson, H. M. Leckie. [ Oxford. M. R. Spivey. ! Louisburg. R. W. Smithwick. f Roxboro, G. E. Rose. Lenior, R. F. Neal. [ Laurinburg, S. P. Gupton. t Rockingham. W. H. Anderson, j Statesville, P. A. Tyndall. | Siler City. Miss Ruth White. Mebane, Miss Mary Jobe. ! Hamlet, C. T. Hickman. * Enfield, A. P. Fahrnev. I Reidsville. F. C. Poe. 1 Scotland Neck. A. M. Branham. [ Mooresville, H. A. Buckner, j Roanoke Rapids. J. Q. Hofler. ! Smithfield, W. H. Proctor. [ Cherrvville, Miss Blanche McGinnas | Edenton, L. M. Nobles. } Littleton, R. R. Gibson. | Dunn, C. M. Smith. [ Warrenton, W. A- Doniel. I FarmvUle, W. R. Lackey. [ North Wilkesboro, R. E. Laughter. | Thomasville, B. E. White. Sanford, S. L. Clary. | Weldon. J. A. Homaday. , Albemarle, J. D. Thorpe. ' Asheboro, J. T. King. | Beaufort. J. A Cree I Williamston, T. C. Delk. f Wadesboro, P. D. Stephenson. [ Clinton, E. A. Whitmore. , Lumberton, L. W. Barnes. ! Kinston. R. W. Thorne, i Morganton, R. F. George, f Whiteyille, E. M. Mitchell, i Morehead City, J. E. Grier. > Marion, A. W. Bracey. Burlington, W. R. Brice. Durham, Odds and Ends, Harry Curry. SOUTH CAROLINA. i Bennettsville, F. S. Kurtz. I Clinton, W. W. Humphrey, i Mullins. R. L. Revell. f E. W. Downum '.dewberry, J. S. Llvengood. V nion. L. W. Rivers, i bi ifney. J. G. Brafford. I Wii nsboro. J. C. Hv^gin HRGLVIA. } Farmvillc. L.-.W* Rawl. f Franklin, W. B. He:tings. _ | Suffolk. J. T. Baity- Martinsville, C. W. f W. E. Malone. - —- f £outJ» Boston. L R. Gregory. Covington, A. W. Long. .1. f SSa&t Radford, R. W- Dunn. [ Waynesboro, C-, H. Tucker. Christiansburg, R. R» Rose. Pulaski, A. C. Simmons. TENNESSEE. Newport, T. E. Forehand. Greeneville. T.- E. Graham. C. W " ROSE S 5, 10, and 25c STORES HOSE'S STOHE OFFICIALS Ny.'v;*.v.'. * * • y; : vWWWPyft’ - ’ lIiBPiPIS: WSmmm m % : WgKmm mm§, -■ m Hi HPI w l ' Jw iMplra. ■ * ■ - B|p. jM, •'*'.. A I T. B. ROSE, JR. Mr. Rose has been with the com pany almost from the beginning. He is vice-president and secretary and a director, and is buyer of candy, toys, stationery, aluminumware, tin ware, enamelware. crockery and glassware. Before coming to the home office he was manager of the Roso store in Oxford. r.•.*.*.*a•.vi&coqk*: v y x v '* , 4 H. P. BUTCHER. The selection and locating of man agers and personnel is Mr. Butcher’s duty. He is eastern district manager, and spends much of his time on tbo road inspecting the various stores. He had 17 years’ experiencs m tbe business before joining the Rose or ganization a few years ago. „ Bn 1- i f I * m « I ft i -■ G MISS GUSSIE WINSTEAD. NJ Miss Winstead has been with thd Rose organisation since a few yearn after it began business, and today fills r the and essential of fice of auditor in the home office ana manager of the clerical force. She haa grown with the business from Its in fancy and is familiar with all branched I' ¥ $ V : ‘SSoSItoStoI R. W. BRUIN. Mr. Bruin is a director in the Rose corporation, and i? location manager in charge of selecting sites and towns for new stores. He is buyer of no tions, jewelry, toilet articles, novel ties and hardware, as well as equip ment and supplies for the various stores. Many local units have been selected on his recommendation. j ||j|j| . : JP? BET . vv -* *1 liy^p;; -v■ a y *».. > v .B|M *■ s '' ■* ■ wj V fL m R ■ }jdm 9 <• "• g Jw N. B. ROSE. For many years Mr. Rose ha.s-?been with the corporation in various ca pacities. He is a director of the com pany and is manager of the western district. "While ne calls Henderson home, most of his time is spent in the field and among stores most dis tant from the home office. r>' 11 1 ■-m W / imm m- <- ■■■■ J ■JH Hr - jP- ' ' '' "jr Bf.' '■'■ 'y M A r ' MRS. MARION GERBER. Mrs. Gerber is the only woman buy er in the Rose organization. She makes the purchases of millinery, dry goods, hosiery, handkerchiefs and laces for the entire chain. She is an expert in these departments, and is at tifi times familiar with style* and fashions, which assures the best mer chandise. 1932 Sales, Increase In Big Volume Year so Far Is Best itt-Hrs tory of Company in Prac tically Every Depart, ment. RECEIPTS GREATER AND VOLUME MORE Chain One of Few in Coun try To Show Improvement Over All Previous Years in Face of Economic Con ditions Prevailing Thro ughout the Yean * Increase in business in alt but two months of 1932 over corresponding months a year ago has been shown by the Rose corpdration, and that in a time of economic stress when da creases and deficits have been all too common in American industry. That can be explained only by the the public has gained confidence in the quality of merchandise offered and the values placed on all article* on sale. . f In nearly every respect and in prac* tically every department, 1932 up to this time has been the best year iw the company’s history, a fact which not only is a satisfaction to tho management but also an inKpiration to greater and more intensified ef forts in the future, to serve the pub lic, which h~s made this remarkably record possible. Gratitude for thie condition, which is felt throughout the entire organization, wilL be ex« pressed in terms of offering the b66t the market affords in these classic fications' of merchandise. Without a single exception thel gross business of the Rose Com pany has shown an increase each year over the previous year since its es tablishment in 1915. Indications are that the sales volume, in dollars and ' cents, will exceed two million dob* lars in 1932. It is a noteworthy fact that in 1932, with greatly reduced prices on nearly every class of com modities, sales volume has increased. Tonnage is also much greater this year than ever before in the history of the business. Os the ten largest chains in the United States handling low-priced merchandise, all but have shown this year a decline from comparative periods in 1931. The Roso company is one of the few of its kind to make heavy increases shown ia its reports for the first ten months of 1932. It is and always has been the po* licy of Rose's stores to sell In ay large a volume as possible, so as to be able to buy in as large voluma as good business dictates, thus gain ing the advantage of heavy discounts and then to pass the saving along to the public. Small net earnings on quick turnovers is the aim. This ia mutually beneficial to the company and to its patrons. Buying power ia measured in volume and credit, and in both particulars the Rose chain has • made marvelous strides in recent years. It is one of the largest and most successful independent low priced chain stores in America. The Rose business had its inception in the spring, of 1915. when Paul H,. Rose opened his first store in Hen derson. N. C. It was a modest begin ning, started on a small capital and with everything depending upon tho grit and determination of the owner. Mr. Rose is still active in the busi ness, and Is president and~,general manager of the company, aipf gives it his personal attention ijjrbugpout the year. The concern is a Southern enterprise, built and operated by Southern men, with all the stock, ex cept a small block, owned by South ern men, and most qf it in the fa mily that started the enterprise seven teen years ago. The home offices are located in Henderson where the com pany owns its own building, a three story structure facing on the prin cipal business street in one of the choicest locations in the city, and with the store on the ground floor the general offices on the second floor and the third story devoted to warehouse epacs.