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Rose Chain Is Largest Os Kind In Whole South Business Was Begun With Single Store in Henderson in 1915; Has 68 Stores m Four States Today; P. H. Rose, Prominent Henderson Citizen, Founder The Rose 5, 10 and 25 Cent Stores Company, with home offices in Hen derson, and operating 66 stores in the four states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Tennes see, is one of the most successful chain organizations in the United States. Its growth has been rather meteoric in the business world, and it has found its field in catering to the trade in the medium-sized and ! smaller towns in the territory where it operates. P. H. Rose, one of the leading cit izens of Henderson, is the founder and guiding spirit of the company. He came to Henderson in the j spring of 1915 and opened his firs* store. He was its sole directing j management, and the proportions to which it has grown attest in empha- i tic manner the ability, energy’, hard , work and steady application to his task that he gave without restraint. ■ Long hours and the cutting of cor ners in every direction in the appli- 1 cation of rigid economy have yielded j a rich reward as the years have pass- j ed. The second store was opened ir» , Oxford a year after the Henderson ( store had been placed upon a solid foundation, and others in this vicin ity followed in rapid order. Such profits as were made in those early days were applied in investments in new stores. Every advance step was j taken with the greatest precautions. [ and the wisdom and business acu men applied in the selection of loca- j tions bore fruit in the establishment ! of new branches here and there, un- ' til today Rose stores may be found all over North Carolina and in many j cities and towns of the other three | states that have entered. The annual turn-over in the bus iness runs up into the millions, and indications at this time are that the year 1933 will prove to be the best in the company’s history. The P. H. Rose building in the heart of the shopping district of Henderson, a three-story brick struc ture with steel framework, is the home office of the chain, constituting one of the biggest enterprises in the city today. The ground floor furn ishes quarters for the home store, which is the pride of the manage ment, and which is the equal to some of the best stores of the kind to be found anywhere in the country, even In the favorite shopping centers of ! New York City. It fronts 50 feet on Garnett street, the main business street of Henderson, running through the block to Wyche street, with an entrance and show window there. It is commodious, beautifully decorated, one of the best lighted and arranged interiors to be found anywhere, ar carrying almost an unlimited variety of merchandise in the low price field. The second floor of the building is given over entirely to the company’s general offices. The home office here is one of the best equipped, and most conveniently arranged that could be devised for the purpose, and readily lends itself to the efficiency and speed required in carrying on the business of so large an enterprise. On the third floor of the buildinr is located one of the warehouses main tained as a source of supply for the local stores throughout the four states. Most of the merchandise sup plied to the individual stores is ship ped direct from the manufacturers, but certain lines are stocked in and shinned from Henderson. This de partment is in charge of capable m?” aaement. adding to the general effi ciency of the organization. Thhouehout vast reach of its acti vities. the Rose chain gives employ ment to between 500 and 600 individ uals. And that employment has been steady and largely continuous thro uph the years of the depression, a period which, contrary to the trend for moot lines. haR been the best for the low-price merchandise stores. Much of the success of the Rose chain has been due to the fact that men and women of ability and train ing have been in charge. At the head of the organization always has been the founder and president and gene ral manager . P. H. Rose himself, the vice-president and secretary is T. B. Rose. Jr., brother of the president and R. W. Bruin. N. B. Rose and H. P. Butcher, all active in the business are directors. T. B. Rose, Jr., was manager of the Oxford store when It was opened many years ago. When the business grew to the proportions that more help was needed in the home office, Mr. Rose came here, and since that time has grown up with the organ ization, adding his services and abil ity in that capacity. Mr. Bruin is one of the buyers and is location manager. He is a most responsible connection, for upon him rests in large measure the selection of cities and towns for new locations. He came to the Rose organization from the G. C. Murphy Company, which operates stores in New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia. N. B. Rose and Mr. Butcheir are district managers, the former hav ing the western section of the ter ritory and the latter the eastern part. They devote almost their entire time to the various local stores, and to as sisting and directing the managers in carrying on their business. The Rose organization js one of the concerns to which Henderson people point with a large measure of pride in the fact that it had its inception in this city, and today maintains its home offices here. The high offi cials are known personally to Hend erson people and all are held in the highest respect and esteem by them. LEGG.PARHAM FIRM GENERAL MERCHANTS Suppleis for Farmers and Dealers in Buick, Plymouth and Dodge Automobiles The Legg-ParhSm Company is ohe of the oldest supply ahd time busi nesses in Henderson. Under one Corporate name or another, but al ways with the name Parham in the title, the concern has operated here for around a quarter of a century, always serving the best interests of the farmers of Vance and adjoining counties. The company carries a full line of merchandise of the sort that is sup plied for the farmer and his family and stock. They are advanced to him according to his needs on terms that are agreed upon, and that are to the convenience of both. Horses and mules are traded and sold, a full line of seed and feed is carried and the company is a local dealer for the best brands of ferti lizer, always stock in large quanti ties for distribution in season. A big stock of the highest quality seed is offered at lowest prices. Wheat, Fulghum oats, vetch, crim son clover. Abruzzi rye, Virginia gray oats and beardless barley are avail able for fall plantings at this time. Mowers and stalk cutters are lines of machinery that are appropriate to farm requirements at this time, and are being offered at reduced prices. Hickory wagons may also be had from Legg-Parham and at prices * the buyers can afford to pay. Through the years the company . has built a reputation for satisfac tory dealings with its customers, a policy which has held friends and made new one 9. M. F. LSgg is general manager of the company. He has been with it many years, and has a thorough knowledge and acquaintance with the territory served and the company’s j patrons. LANE NEHI COMPANY BIG BOTTLING FIRM R. J. Tjine Is Manager and Chief Owner; Riant Modern and San itary In Every Way When the bottling business is men tioned in Henderson one instinctively | thinks of S. J. Lane. He is the oldest bottler in the city in point of contin uous service in the business and resi dence in the city. He is principal owner and manager of the Lane Nehi Bottling Company, exclusive bottlers of quality Nehi beverages for this territory. The other stockholders are S. J. Lane, Jr., and W. H. Windley. Mr. Lane came to Henderson almost a quarter of a century ago from Eastern North Carolina, and has made his home here ever since that time. We opened his business here January to, 1910, beginning in a small way and growing and branching out into a large and prosperous trade as the years passed. Today the Nehi company employs four men and operates three trucks, necessary to serve the territory which is held exclusively for this brand Os bottling. A 35-mile trade area is cover ed and is supplied with the numerous flavors of carbonated beverages manu factured iti this large and modern plant. The factory has a capacity of 300 cases t>ef day, and normally operates full-time to supply the trade. Retail ers who handle Nehi products have learned over the quarter century Mr. Lane has been in business here and serving them that they can depend on his guarantee for the highest quality of drinks, both as to purity and flavor. Mr. Lane opened his business in 1910 in a store building just off Garnett street on West Montgomery. It was there that his close and constant at tention to business brought his first success in Henderson. The demand for his products expanded so rapidly and to such an extent that he was forced to seek larger quarters. He purchased the lot at the Corner of Chestnut and Montgomery street and erected his own large brick building there. It is the last Word in arrangement and convenience for a modern and up-to date bottling plant. In it he placed the finest and best machinery that could he had to equip the factory for turning out bottled dfihks in 'the quantity that demand laid upon him. His faith in the community and ih the trade he served has been fully justi fied through the years. There has been a constant increase in business, except for the few years of the depres sion, and recent months have yielded a satisfactory upturn ifi sales. Numerous flavors are manufactur ed by the Nehi company all palatable and delicious and backed by a re putation of nearly a quarter of a cen tury for cleanliness, sanitation and quality in every sense of the word. Mr. Lane is assisted by W. H. Wind ley ahd his son, S. J. Lane, Jr,*, who has “grown up” with his father’s plant. ,ahd who is thoroughly acquaint ed with every angle of the business. The two are known as men whose guiding purpose is to have satisfied customers served with honest goods. HENDERSON, (N. C.) DAILY DISPATCH, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1933 DRYDEN LUMBER CO. BIG MANUFACTURER Rough and Dressed Lumber Handled At Lsrft Plant I .oca ted on Hen defson-Oxford Road One of the leading lumber work ing establishments of Henderson is the M. S. Dryden Lumber Company. The plant and factory are located a few hundred yards to the east of the Henderson-Oxford road about a mile from the city limits, alongside the Durham and Northern branch of the Seaboard Air Line railroad. It is con veniently situated for making ship ments to all points, ahd serves the trade in many parts of this State and elsewhere. Mr. Dryden, who is manager and head of the concern, has been in the lumber business twenty years or more, and knows it from every angle, from the cutting of the trees in the forest to the turning out of the fin ished product at his large factory. The company employs 25 men, in cluding those who are at the plant and the crews in the woods. The plant here has a capacity of 150,000 feet of lum ber a day. Pine ahd oak are the par ticular kinds of wood furbished to the trade. The concern does not Carry a stock of building material, but usually has on hand quantities of lumber in various sizes and lengths to supply the trade. During the past six months or more the business has experienced a con siderable increase in demand and in sales, and customers find it a delight to have dealings with the Dryden company, assured always of quality materials and of business dealings be yond question of any sort. The plant on the outskirts of Hen derson has been in operation for a number of years, and furnishes em ployment to many workmen in this community. It is considered a genuine asset to the city. FLYNN IS MANAGER OF PENNEY STORE Enterprising Young Merch ant! Directs Local Branch of Big Chain One of the best of the smaller city stores of the J. C. Penney Company, nationwide department store chain, is, located in Henderson. The store here is located in one of the best busi ness blocks in the city, in the heart of the shopping district. The Henderson store was opened in 1926. It fronts 35 feet on Garnett street, and runs through the block.a distance of 160 feet to Wyche street, with an entrance from that business thoroughfare. In addition to the main floor, there is a mezzzanine floor 35 by 40 feet in dimensions, which affords additional floor space for the display of mer chandise. A full stock of ladies’ ready to-wear and millinery, piece goods, men’s and boys’ clothing and shoes for the whole family, together with many novelty lines, are carried for the selection of customers. The store is expending its influence and trade, and is growing in the con fidence and good will of the trade in this territory. Its customers number many of the best people of this section of the State. A. E. Flynn, is the manager of the Henderson store. He has been here two and a half years, and prior to that time was with the company in its Columbia, S. C. store. He has been with Penney organization seven years in all, and is rated as one of the lead ing store managers of the company, Mr. Flynn is a member of the Kiwanis club, the Methodist Episcopal church here, and is a Mason and a member of the Junior Order United American Mechanics. He has identified himself 1 with a number of forward-looking movements for the betterment and up building of the city, and enjoys the respect and esteem of the citizenship who have come to know him. BROOKSIDE DAIRY THRIVING BUSINESS Owned and Run by <l. T. Nelson, Serving Hundreds of Custom ers In Henderson Area J. T. Nelson, proprietor of the Brookside Dairy Farms and of the Sanitary Market, was one of the pio neers hi furnishing high grade milk to consumers in Henderson. He has for years made a careful and pain staking Study of the dairy business and today can boast of one of the most modern establishments of the kind anywhere in this part of North Carolina. Mr. Nelson came to Henderson wheh about 30 years of age, and first engaged in the buggy business, but later followed the trend Into the au tomobile business. He started a small dairy Eleven years ago, and by careful application of his time and talents in that direction has today built a dairy business that would he a distinct credit and pride to any com munity. Brookside Dairy today has a herd of some 60 Jersey cows. The dairy is located Oh a farm several miles west Os the City on ft 40-acre tract of land, where hay and other feedstuffs for the COWS is produced at a minimum of cost. Approximately 120 gallons of milk daily are produced by Brook side Dairy, and this product finds ready sale among discriminating housewives and other consumers in the city. It hfts always been the purpose of Mr. Nelson to have his dairy prod ucts of the very highest possible qual sty, produced ih a most sanitary ahd modem plant, tt Is equipped with condensers, sterilizers, automatic bot tling and capping machines and oth er essentials that are required in a modern dairy these days. KERNER DRUG STORE LANDMARKOF CITY Hag Been Over Quarter Os Century at Comer In Center of Town L. C. KERNER IS OWNER Known as Concern That Always Puts The Interests of Its Patrons First; Does Big Prescrip tion Business Kether Drug Company is oho of the landmarks of Henderson. Through many years of changing economic conditions, the store has been con ducted at the corner Jof Garnett and Montgomery streets, one of the most prominent locations in the city, and has been operated successfully dur ing that time. , It is not every drug store that has built the reputation this one enjoys, and which has been acqquired by ref son of honest, conscienckms service to a wide and growing list of pat rons. The most careful and pain staking effort is put into every pre scription entrusted to the store, and that department is ohe of the largest connected with the business. Only the Kerner mixtures ih preparing the freshest and purest drugs go into medicines for the sick. The public has come to know that Kerner’s drugs can be relied upon for safety and purety. The fountain is one of the best and largest to be found in the city, and is a favorite resort for patrons look ing for a refreshing drink on a hot summer day. Sanitary drinking cups are used and all leading drinks arc served, ■ w*- A large line of candies is carried in stock for the trade, and all the lead ing makes of cigars, cigarettes, smok ing tobacco and pipes are handled. Toilet articles that are nationally known and advertised are sold, to gether with standard medicines, rub ber goods, glass tubes, fountain pens, inks, stationery and many other nov elties commonly found in a drug store that is modern and well stock ed. L. C. Kerner, whose name the bus iness bears, was one of the founders of the store and has been with it continuously from the beginning. Under his watchful eye and careful and prospered through the years. He management, the business has grown has the respect and confidence of the community in as large measure per haps as any resident of Henderson. His word is his bond, and his inte grity is never questioned by those who know him best. * “Doc” Kerner Is a thorough be liever in Henderson, which is his na tive city. He was horn and reared here, a scion of one of the pioneer families of the community, and has maintained the traditions of that family through the years. Movements that work for the betterment of the city enlist his respect and coopera tion. He is a lifelong member of the First Methodist church in Hender son, and has for years been a mem ber of the official board. He has a winning smile and a cheerful dispo sition, whatever the business weath er. Assisting in the operation of the store is J. E. Connell, registered phar macist, a pharmacy graduate of the University of North Carolina, and a careful, painstaking professional man. Two clerks are the other Mem bers of the organization rounding out the personnel of the business. S. H. WATKINS IS BIG COAL, WOOD DEALER Yards Located on North Garnett Street, Always Stocked With Supplies for Customers S. H. Watkins’ coal and wood yard located on North Garnett street, just opposite the First Methodist church, is ofte of the oldest'establishments of its kind In the city. Coal of all kinds and for ali purposes is stocked for the accommodation of the trade, and may be had at all times in any quan tity desired. Steam coal for manu facturing establishments, coal for fur naces in homes or business places, and for grates and stoves in the home or office can he had, and the coal yard “is as near as your telephone." In addition, dry pine wood sos kind ling, or pine wood for light heatee uses or firewood of different kinds is also carried in stock The concern operates on a close margin of profit on the commodities it sells, and offers the trade the hene fit of such savings as mav accrue ns the result. The coal yard is dlrectiv in charge of Joseph T. Jones, one of Henderson’s older citizens, well known to nearly every one, and who takes a pleasure in seeing to it that customers are served with prompt ness and general satisfaction. The company employs several colored laborers and operates two trucks in its delivery service. Which extends to all parts of the city. Mr. Watkins, the proprietor, Is one of the rising young business men of the community. (He la a native of Henderson and has lived here all his life, having been educated the Henderson high school and the Uni versity of North Catalina. He is con* nected with the Carolina Bagging Company in an official capacity ahd is a valued member of the organize* tion Mr. Watkins is a hiefnbef of the First Baptist church and of s*v- Ptai Os the better knoWh Social clubs of the city. ‘ CLEMENTS MOTOR CO FORD DEALER HERE Cehcerft Headed By S. E, Clements One of Leading Automobile Concerns of Section Henderson has two business con eeths among others located oh Wyche street just to the rear of the post of fice which fill an important place in its commercial life. These are the Piedmont Supply Company and the Clements Motor Company. R. E. Ctements is the head of both of them, ahd is the driving force behind both enterprises piloting them through the present difficult era ih the nation’s economic affairs. The Piedmont Supply Company is one of the large time merchandising concerns of the city. It offers aid to the farmer in the spring in financ ing his crops for the year, ahd in supplying the essential needs of hIS family his livestock and his cultiva tion for the year Hundreds of growers in this section of the State find their going made some easier by the ex tended hand of helpfulness proffered by the Piedmont Supply Company. In addition to Mr. Clements, Willis H. Blacknall is a very important of ficial in the corporation. He is office and sales manager and looks after the immediate conduct of affairs on the inside, as well as mingling among the customers outside. He is a native of Henderson, having lived here prac tically his entire life and is known to nearly all the farmers of the county. .’ The Clements Motor Company is the Ford dealer in Henderson and Vance county. This, too, is managed and di rected by Mr. Clements. The always popular line of Ford automobiles, all types and styles, the fashionable Lincoln cars and Fordson tractors. Ford trucks and chassis equipment are sold, and parts and accessories of all kinds for these motor vehicles are supplied from the company’s store rooms. An organization of competent salesmen is employed and their ac quaintance with the territory and the people is bringing to the company its share of the many new cars that are now being placed in this city and county. Mr. Clements is a native of Warren county, and has lived in Henderson since 1907. He is still quite a young man, enthusiastic and energetic, with abilities far above the average for the handling of business activities. For many years Mr. Clements was a mem ber of the City Council and during that period was one of its leading and most influential members. JAMESCJOPER IS INSURANGECONCERN “Real Insurance Service” Is Motto; Many Compare ies Represented For many years, J. C. Cooper has operated an insurance business in Henderson, and during that period of time has built up a thriving and pros perous business in this line. He repre sents some the largest and oldest and best companies in the country. Among the concerns in which busi ness is written are these: Great Amer ican Insurance Company of New Company of New York; Springfield Fire and Marine Insurance Company; Southern Fire Insurance Company of Durham; Rochester American Insur ance Company of New York; Aetna Fire Insurance of Hartford; United States Fife Insurance Company of New York; American Eagle Fire In surance Company of New York; City of New York Insurance Company; The HanoVer Fire Insurance Com pany of New York; Merchants Insur ance Coihpany of Providence; ’travel ers Insurance Company of Hartford; Eagle taf and British Dominion of Lohdon, and Firemen’s Insurance Cofnpany of Newark. Travelers Insur ance Company, Hartford. Conn. Great American Indemnity Company of New’ York. ifi addition to these well known and reliable Concerns, Mr. Cooper is also representative for bonding companies And his life insurance connections in cluding Aetna Life Inc. Co. and Travelers Insurance Company, Hart ford, Conh. His ability to obtain the iff^uranee business of some of the leading companies in Henderson is both an evidence of his salesmanship and the safety of the underwriters. He is a director of the Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Carolina Bagging Company and of the Legg-Parham Company. Mr. Cooper has been a resident of Henderson for twenty or more years. He came here from Fayetteville, Where he lived after his parents mov ed from Oxford in his younger years. He was formerly connected with the COttoh mill companies here, which service was interrupted by the World Wju* and his service in the infantry during that entire period. After he returned home he opened an insur ance business of his own, and it is that Which he ts Still conducting and Which is prospering in his hands. Ift addition to his chief business interests, Mr. Cooper is inteftfely in terested In military affairs. After the War he became captain of Company C, the local infantry unit of the North Carolina National Guard, and held that command twelve years until a promotion came to him several years ago as major of Intelligence, Plans and Training Gfficer of the 120th In fantry Regiment. He is prominent in that military unit, and stands high among the Commissioned officers of the service in North Carolina. Last winter he was appointed to a three months course at Fort Benning, Ga., to Which only select officers go. He Was irt camp at Camp Glenn, More hfead City, last summer, as is his cus tom every year, ahd assisted in the CohdUCt of that encampment for its duration of two weeks. Mr. Cooper is likewise musically in clined, ana is active ih the choir of the First FreShyteriaft church of this City, in which he is a prominent ma me? and Official. He Is one of the cny*§ best known and enthusiastic Stevenson Amusement Co A Great Community Asset It* Theatres Afford High Class Entertainment* F ment Newest and Most Modern In the Inciir Business Sponsored and Built by S. S. Stevens - ’ In Henderson the words theatre and amusement are synonymous with the name of Stevenson. It has beeh so for many years, indeed so long that S. S. Stevenson is looked upon as the final authority in mat ters of that kind. For a longer period than the lifetime up to now of many of his most frequent patrons, Sidney 'Stevenson has been ruhning theatres in this city. The playhouse that bears the name of its manager and principal owner is without a doubt one of the finest theatres to be found anywhere in a city or town the size of or much larger than Henderson. The Steven son theatre was erected and began operation in 1927, and has ever since been a source of pride and satisfac | tion to the people of this community. Visitors comment upon its fine ap | pointments, its comfort and its won derful equipment. It is frequently the scene of public assemblies, and , is in some respects a sort of com | munity meeting place. Located in the very heart of Hen , derson’s shopping district, the Stev enson theatre is one of the most prominent buildings in the commun ity. It is a thing of beauty both out side and inside, and is one of the showplaces of the city. Always forward looking and pro gressive, both as to his own affairs and to those of the community and section he has served for so many years, Sidney Stevenson’s theatre was one of the first to install talking pictures when that marvel of science carne upon the market. Its equip ment today is the latest and most up to-date to he found in any establish ment of the kind, large or small. The motivating idea has always been that the best was none too good for pa trons of this amusement house. When the Stevenson theatre was erected a large pipe organ with al most every known attachment for ! such instruments was installed. Nor did it become obsolete with the ad vent of the talkies. Its soothing strains and its inspiring music are j heard at nearly every performance as a part of the regular program, and j to the delight of patrons. In addition to the pictures exhi bited, the theatre is equipped with a stage that will accmomodate vaude ville and the average road show, so that it is filling the needs of the community in a wonderful way in providing amusement for the public. the best pictures that are produced in Hollywood studios and those in other sections of the country are brought to the Stevenson theatre,, they are first runs, and oftentimes are shown here before they are flashed on the screens in leading New York theatres. And, from the standpoint of the movie fan particularly, they are shown here at prices so reason able as to make one wonder how it is done when much higher box office figures are the order of the day in larger places. It is a rarety that Henderson loses out on any picture of consequence. Connections are maintained with all of the major pro ducing and distributing concerns, and only the best and highest type of films are exhibited In this city. Pa trons of the screen do not have to go away from home for their entertain ment and amusement. The Stevenson theatre has a seat ing capacity of 650, and affords ac commodations for colored patrons, for whom a separate entrance has been provided and a large section of the balcony is reserved for them. Sidney Stevenson came to Hender son a quarter of a century ago. It was not long after he arrived that he acquired a theatre, and for many years operated the old Princess which gave way to the present modern and up-to-date showhouse. the realiza tion of a dream that gripped him through the years until it came true. At one time or another he has been interested in nearly every theatre that has operated in Henderson dur ing that period. The unbounded en thusiasm and energy of the man has brought him to an achievement that ranks him among the host known theatre-owners in the State. Mr. Stevenson is vice-president and gen eral manager of the corporation which owns his business, and always has been the moving spirit in the en terprise. The president of the concern is W. D. Purwell retired capitalist, who for several decades has l*een an associ ate of Mr. Stevenson in giving Hen derson the best to be had in the wav of amusements. He is one of the older residents of the city, and has contributed much in the way of cap ital and energy in the upbuilding of the community. John D. Cooper, well known tex-. tile man, is vice-president of the com pany, and has been actively identified With the present neterprise since its growth and expansion became more pronounced. Then, too, there are a number of others who have glveh their coope ration ahd helpfulness to the Stev enson Company, ahd have contrib uted in a large Way to its success, it is financed largely by local capi tal, and is added evidence of the uni' ed effort that has been responsible young business leaders, always re ponsive to the call of movements seek ing to advance the Welfare of the community. for so many successful busin tures in this community Mr. Stevenson thinks- one greatest needs of Henderson t , an organization that will Pr yis the support and hacking 0 f munity at large in furthering I?" interests and in developing th s ' vantages and resources that - &d ' able of making a still greater *£ here. He says he is ready to r tribute his part in a movementT that end. R. E. SATTERWHITE CANDY WHOLESALER Business Has fjrnwn Rapid!, , JlU(| Past Three Years by F.ner,, ” Os Its Owner One of the outstanding examples rs a business that has risen rapidly thrr ugh hard work and the constant • plication of the abilities of its o wn!t is the R. E. Satterwhite Candy Cop, pany, owned by the man whose nan'," | it bears. The concern was started two y,. I ago by Mr. Satterwhite who | his own truck and confined him.Jif ; largely to the Vance county territory* I Today the company’s operations covh j four entire counties— Vance, GranyjU,. i Warren, Franklin—and parts of Hah fax, Nash, Wake, Durham and p ei -. son, all in North Carolina, and Meek : lenburg county in Virginia. It is thu only exclusive wholesale candy house in this section. Three trucks are operated in seiv | ing the trade in the territory cateiot | to, and specializing is dorm in candle ; and chewing gum, but with a full n ilr j of confectioneries. Mr. Satterwhite is personally known to most of his customers, who recog nize in him a business man motivated i by the desire to sell only quality pm ducts and to give a square deal to ' every one at all times. He is a native of this community and has lived here practically his entire life. He has at times been connected with several I whole sale houses in this city WESTER’S GROCERY HOME OWNED FIRM j Staple and Fancy Groceries an«l Fresh Meats Handled for Large Trade in City If business men are fitted for par ticular activities in life, and make a success of their chosen work because they know it from top to bottom that ' explains, at least in part, the progress W. H. Wester, Jr., has made in the i grocery business. He owns his own busines and is making a ’go” of it in a big way. There isn’t a department : of it that he is not one hundred per cent acquainted with at all times. He has been trained in it through years and knows ful well how to at t tact and hold customers in the difficult task of satisfying his trade in what the people want to eat. He believes in giving it to them with speed ami promptness and does just that. Mr. Wester is a native of Hender son, and in the old days was con pected with a lorge local wholesale grocery concern, later opening his present store in the same location that one once occupied. He is near the center of the city and convenient to trade, all of which makes for the ease and efficiency of the service In renders. There is no necessity of telling ■what he carries in his store. He has everything that a modern groc ery establishment carries, alw’avs with a stock of goods that is fresh and palatable, and with his personal guai an tee lof satisfaction behind every purchase. That is the sort of repn ; tation Will Wester has built through the years, and his customers ha\» | the utmost confidence in what In , sells. Three miles west of the city M' Wester has a country home that m a place of beauty, and with the mod ern conveniences offered by a <- yet with the joys and pleasures am the opportunities for rest and ‘ ■ ation that are possible only m wide open spaces. He has then large poultry farm, and raises cattn and pork for the market depanm-' of his store. This is in itself a big asset to his business. Mr. Wester is the oldest of in brothers, all natives of Hem and every one of whom has .un - made for himself a place in tio 1 munity, with the highest esteem un respect of the home folks. 1 est is associated with him hi it" t eery business, while another is lished in the real estate and " IMI ance business, and is recognizee * an authority in both lines it" ’’’ two are responsible officials 111 “ . hanking institutions. The fa '"' ' ' boys is an example and an ( ‘ x,vr ' somewhat of a rarity in tun munity and of which any P d might justly he proud. f Although closely applying - 1 to his own affairs, first, last ant the time, with success as his re . Mr. Wester finds time for other • « vities as well, and is synipatt" " enterprises and movements v't" jective is the upbuilding of th« 1 town and the development <> 1 < _ . as a better place in which t<> work. Henderson is proud Wester store ,for it is a credit m eomthunity from whatever ang r ttiay be measured.