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p T. Dickie Store Model
for Rural Merchandising
Over M» lf Ccl "“7 °‘ S f- rvic :. to w Far ® er * of Vance,
Franklin »»d Warren Countie.; Mr, Dickie Is a Lead.
j ng Citizen of Epsom, on the County Line
v voll will into the country-
v'ortb Carolina and you will
ili( few mercantile establish
tinli ' mnil sections that mca
, tl „. hi-h standards of that
f un' u!> | ' hv p t Dickie at Epsom.
ra ',?hlie highway that runs along-
H-fnii '« ">« Vance
sld<\ liM ( ~„inty line, and the store
ft* 11 * vil| . ( | s on i lie Franklin side.
** ii'niietson is the shipping and
„ point, and to all intents and
js (he center and source of
for commodities handled in this
3 r>\ business was founded a genera
T ' r , bv George T. Dickie, father
present owner. In 19H. D. H.
, brothri unit D. T. Dickie, a
PC t tin- founder, bought two-thirds
In 1920 D. H. and D. T.
bought out G. T. Dickie, and
IP’3 D. T. Dickie bought the in
nit of 11 Dickie, becoming sole
wr i ! aiu i has operated it since.
present owner is a native of the
rJißt community, and is well known
fi,,'Huai people for miles around,
Jl || a .■ to numerous friends and
nfss aniuaintances in Henderson
'/uiuisburg. His reputation as a
i vim lit is exceeded by few men in
5,r county. Through the years he
oiluui square dealings with his fel
"IV and all of them know him as
, man whose word is his bond. His
.•ablishnn*nt is recognized as head
" arters for merchandise of the high
quality and almost everything de
from a general store can be
'Groceries,, shoes, dry goods, feed
j;f, fertilizers, etc., are stocked at
ii; times to supply the trade. The
!'unie is perhaps the largest in the
-piniv of the business, and is steadily
.'wine as the circle of custom-
■ < nurses Taught and j
Prepared for Places
In Business World
I pip |iuiiiic school has its function
lin business education the same func-
I (ion that it has in all education—the
I ijyjss of *hc foundation; but the
I private business school occupies a
■ place in business that cannot be tak
■on by any other educational institu-
I f iun
■ The private business school is re-
I cugnized and appreciated by the bus
■ mess public of today as never before.
■ Upon the uood business school rests
I the hope and future of business.
I The Henderson Business School is
I equipping out youth to meet the
■ problems of this area with new tools
I and im.v power of accomplishment.
■ Bread, well-planned, intensive cours
1»• t" fit the need of the community,
11.« IncfOHsmg the prestige of the Hen-
I derson Business School.
I The intensive MpmiHy morning to
I Biday aft»>rnoon, 5 1-2 hours a day,
■ five days a week steady grind, fits
iono professionally to enter the busi-
I Mss world.
I On aieount <<f Hie small enrollment
I -not over 3.‘> t<> to the Henderson
I Business School is able to give a pu-
I I' 1 tV thorough personal attention
I nwessaiy f,„ pj s advancement—this
I ,H ’ obtained in large classes
I Ihe foul is moderate—never more
I 1111 "iher schools and less than
J Hl| . v Hendeison offers ideal sur
| or study - the school
I ' J ' mb Hl< ‘ comfortable and they in
i s " u 1,1 j°* n one of their clusses
SERVES wide area
Seifert Operates Henderson
H«iHlin ß Works Making Tills*
'** rv I’upular Drink
1 v '-i not long after C. O. Seifert
r 3f]|P f<i ti *
tl ~ M,, uderson as manager of
he i" f B °ttling Company that
mini it! Hnif ' w<ll known in this com
New p U fl sec, * on - His reputation in
? |i v ' n ’ wh ™ce he came here, as
~a ' Ulf i wide-awake citizen
abilii Wl,t ' ,lini to Henderson, and his
m.j,,.' n,a ke and hold friends
m *'V asserted itself.
rj fv w s t VfMl Vcars residence In this
as ‘; Seifert has come to be known
m ... d ~ >a,ier Hr iiong the younger and
tlif set of business men of
"immunity. He has been active In
Hrui ! n,J, ' r,akin gs for the upbuilding
In. Hnc<:m ent of Henderson since
r ,„, , . Hnno ,n *hn city as one of its
a " f l business men.
ca 1,0 ,|f ’he first recognitions that
as / 1,) Mr. Beifert was his election
fl d of the Henderson
h dnn,M °f Commerce. A year later
ti'in President of that organiza
sp|e(;* I* 010 afterwards, he was
V." as Sector and chairman of
V s!’r al Plome Service Appeal of
°n« *, r Vation A, m y here, and put on
h av campaigns the Army
had here.
! Wp"i M,,,r '"'•ming to the city, Mr.
Kin*' aligned himself with the
activ' <l,lh ' and always has been
g ro * affairs of that civic
l at . '. , . ,sei 'ved on committees and
y ear 'dee-president, and during the
l ea(J is ihe president and active
1 ; ,f Henderson Kiwanians.
of .. is also a vice-president
a Da *■ • est ' nd Country Club, and is
as u.' lr 'P ßn * in social affairs there,
oi Pat ' Hs evading himself of the re
fon,| l "' la * facilities provided. He is
0 golf and other sports,
q, ‘ r anager of the Coca-Cola Bot
a hi, a ° mpany here - Mr - Seifert has
known 111688 ,llat is P erha P s 48 w ell
1 Rs any in the South. Coca-
“s sr U 3
A few years ago the old frame
stiucture that had suffered for the
business over a long period of years
was tolled back to the rear of the lot
and a modern new brick building was
erected in its place. It is equipped
wtth electric lights and other con Ve „
ienccs, and is as fine a country store
as can be found almost anywhere
Located at the cross roads on the
and thG main hl &hway
from Henderson to Louisiburg, u
store attracts trade from every direc
Mr. Dickie, whose home adjoins his
store property, is a leader in all that
section of Vance and Franklin coun
ties. He is a deacon in New Bethel
Baptist church, a landmark for de
cades, and is superintendent of the
Sunday school. Mr. Dickie received
his education in the Eposm high
school and later graduated at the old
Buie’s Creek Academy, now Camp
bell College, in Harnett county, and
is president of the Alumni Associa
tion of that institution. He is a* ac
tive member of the Henderson Kiw
anis club, and one of its most regdluf
A man of Mr. Dickie’s business
qualities -might be expected to be
found in a city, but he has been happy
to remain in the neighborhood where
he was born and reared, and citizens
of two counties have respected and
admired him for his choice and have
generously rewarded him. With his
wife and four children, they are one
of the first families of rural Vance
and Franklin counties, of whom all
those who know them are proud, and
happy to have such people in their
Does General Electric and Plumbing
Business and Leading Concern
In Its Field
Wilson Electric Company is one of
the leading electrical heating and
plumbing contracting companies in
Henderson. Its office is located at
217 South William street. Raymond
H. Wilson is the proprietor of the
business, and ha? had many years ex
perience in these lines, and because of
that is capable of directing the firm’s
activities in an efficient manner. He
has lived for many years, in fact most
of his life, in this city and is known
To the entire community as a young
man of dependability with service as
the guiding star of his relations with
the public.
The present concern has been op
erating for seven years, and today has
ten men connected with it. The com
pany is dealer in Henderson and in
this territory for the famous Williams
Oil-O’-Matic heating systems, and also
for the Iron Fireman.
Some of the more important heat
ing, plumbing and electrical contracts
in the city, including a number of the
outstanding buildings of Henderson,
were handled toy the company, and
in a manner that met with the ap
proval of the owners and that have
given full satisfaction. The company
always stands ready to make good
any defect in equipment or workman
ship it has sold.
Establishment One of Largest Print
ing Concerns in This Section
of The State
Alford's Print Shop, whose slogan
is, "The largest and best equipped
shop in town,” is located in quarters
on the second story of the Clements
building on South Garnett street. The
business is owned and operated by
Sam Alford, one of the best known
young business men of Henderson,
whose capacities and abilities find ex
pression in many other activities be
sides the printing office he conducts.
Mr. Alford has been in the printing
business here four years, and during
that time has built up a large trade,
attracting some of the largest busi
ness firms in the city as his patrons,
and keeping his presses going most of
the time in turning out orders for
high class printing. The shop is equip
ped with necessary presses, cutters,
perforators and a large assortment of
type faces to offer the trade quality
work at reasonable prices.
Mr. Alford is president of the Hen
derson Lions club. He directed a cam
paign for the Salvation Army several
years ago, and is at the present time
active in the local organization that
is supervising the Federal govern
ment’s national recovery program in
this city. He received his education
at Wake Forest College and studied
in the famous law school of that in
stitution. Mr. Alford is also well
known for bis abilities as a magician.
Cola is the South’s favorite drink, both
at fountains and in bottles, and under
the direction of Mr. Seifert the trade
in this territory has grown and ex
panded rapidly in the past half dozen
The Henderson Coca-Cola plant has
a capacity of 60 bottles per minute,
put up toy a machine of the latest
design and speed. Every bottle is
sterilized before filling in a plant
that is always sanitary and which
bears the approval of city and State
inspectors. Eight men are employed
and two trucks are operated to cover
the Vance-Granville territory served
by the local company. Within the past
few months the volume has shown a
substantial increase.
M ' L o^°° d large
contractor here
of B * st h °““
ml'"" 1 Bus1 »“» *■><!
«*Uglous Structures
m£? r " °" e o' ‘ho
t7'l«rac7v7ncss d of d th V r^ y ma i Cr ] al ‘ y
Parture thL„ M. T K®?
contractor. d ’ &eneral
v“g r muTn d 192? ,C H 0 Hcn,J er S o„ from
ginia in 1923. He saw in the com
munity the possibilities for the futme
f a d opportunity for himself in a
atge way and he has steadily work
t° fJ that end ’ He has built many of
Lnd in e fh r o SidenCes in Henderson
Km! U | ,C ° w yS suburbs - Mr. Wood
n . ot , onl y a bu »der but in a number
of instances has designed the struc
tures he has erected having drawn
the plans and specifications to meet
the desires and wishes of the owners.
Mr. Wood generally is recognized
by those who know him here and
elsewhere as a contractor and builder
of the highest type and character.
Those who have dealt with him have
found that he uses only the highest
quality of materials knowing that
while they might possibly cost a little
more at the outset they are cheaper
in the long run and have a greater
Only men of experience and proven
ability are employed by Mr. Wiood as
sub-contractors. They are known for
their good workmanship. By pcrupult
ously following these principles in
business, he has been able to win the
approval of the most exacting home
owner. It is the rule rather than the
exception that people for whom Mr.
Wood has once done work call upon
him for additional work when they
have it. Much of the work he has
done in the past ten years has been of
this character. In the Daily Ditspatch
rotogravue section may be seen pic
tures of some of the residences he has
built in or near Henderson. He has
also been connected with church pro
jects here ,and always to the satisfac
tion of those with whom he nas dealt.
M. L. Wood is as good a business
man as he is a builder. Integrity and
square dealings hold high place in
his “ten commandments” of business
ethics. His unfailing recognition and
prompt settlment of all obligations
has made his orders earnestly sought
by supply and building material men
in general. He is a director in the
Home Building and Loan Association,
an attender of the First Baptist
church and interested in community
and civic affairs generally.
Mr. Wood resides in a beautiful
new residence on the Oxford road, re
cently built by himself for his wife.
Talented Young Business Woman
Has Built Bp Lucrative Trade
In All This Section
Ethel S. Crowder, advertising spe
cialist of Henderson, furnishes an
emphatic answer in the affirmative
to the claim that woman is capable
of making a place for herself in this
complex modern business world. She
began her activities in a modest way
some years ago, and found that her
inclination and talent lay in that
field, which appealed to her more
than anything else.
Miss Crowder represents some of
the best manufacturing establish
ments in the national field, special
izing in every form and style of ad
vertising device from pencils, fans
and automobile covers on up to the
top. Only the best and highest qual
ity merchandise in this line is sold.
She maintains an office in Henderson
and is regularly in touch with the
houses and producers she represents.
Her specialty is sales books for the
merchant arid cotton tags for ginners,
cotton mills and cotton storage es
tablishments. Her territory on these
is a radius of nearly 100 miles.
Miss Crowder is a native Hender
son young woman. She is a gradu
ate of ‘Henderson high school, and
further pursued her education at St.
Mary’s College at Raleigh. 'She has
established a reputation for integrity
and reliability in all her dealings with
customers, and is easily rated as a
good business woman in all that the
term implies.
Has Served People of Henderson and
This Section Half Century
In Same Family
The A. T. Barnes Funeral Home is
a leading undertaking establishment
in this section of North arolina. It
was established more than half a
century ago by the late A. T. Barnes,
and through the years has served
this community and section.
Alwyn P. Barnes, son of the foun
der of the business, is its directing
head at this time, and is assisted by
Robert A. Blaylock as mortician and
embalmer. Mr. Blaylock is a grad
uate of a leading embalming school
in this country, and has many years
experience in the business before he
came to Henderson some years ago to
associate himself with the local con
Officials and directors of the com
pany, through years of training and
experience, have learned the gentle
art of ministering and serving in the
saddest hour that comes to any
home, and which inevitable comes to
every one.
The company operates two modern
and completely equipped hearses and
also an ambulance service, ready at
all hours, day or night, to answer
calls for assistance with speed and
promptness. .. '
Colored Institution Ha s
Played Big Part In Edu
cational Work
Trying To Serve Negro Race in
Building of Better Citizenship;
Dr. Charles E. Stewart Is
The President
Kittrell College was started in a
day when “it was yet dark.”
men who planted the beginning of
the institution could themselves
hardly read or write. They saw a
new day and had a vision of the op
portunities of the future for the col
ored people and the urgent neces
sity for training the mind, heart, and
hand of the Negro to fit him into
the social problems of the several
communities into which he would be
It has been the duty of Kittrell Col
lege for now nearly fifty years to
contribute to the State of North
Carolina and indirectly to the Atlan
tic Seaboard young men and women
able to mingle in a community of
their type, and in that mingling dis
seminate an influence which would
gradually dispell the debts and fears
engendered through the years which
have past and inculcate a desire to
contribute more largely to the eco
nomic, religious, and industrious ad
vancement of the people.
Kittrell college does not attempt to
intellectualize the youny men and
w’omen w’ho attend within her walls
to the exclusion of social and com
munity usefullness. Kittrell College
does, however, attempt to adjust a
Negro youth to the vital needs of
the people among whom he is urged
to live so that his living among them
will contribute to the reclamation of
the people to a higher community
standard, a deeper religious devotion
With sincerity, and a usefulness with
his hands which will not vitiate in
dustry and work, but relieve that
work of its drudgery and pain and
bring to honest toil happiness and a
willingness to perform.
Kittrell College is struggling under
her burdens with a devotion never
known before. Its students are
drawn from a people whose homes are
suffering under a national calamity,
whose opportunities are limited to
those allotted to their racial kind,
whose toil is of great necessity sav
oring directly of labor and industry,
and whose purse strings are seldom
drawn taut because their student
fees are often paid in the ancient
methods of the barter system. A
common sight is to see a prospective
student appear some morning at the
school with a load of meats and veg
etables and announce “I am seeking
training and an opportunity.
Efforts are being made, with al
ready some success, to make the land
abutting the school yield its increase
for additional food supplies. Many
students are working their way
through school in the old-fashioned
method of the father; buildings made
of brick and stone are being gradu
aly Refilled with teeming youthful
life whose faces are towards the fu
Daily there is laid upon young
minds the urgency of a devotion to
the Christian faith, irrespective of
denominational dogmas, the sacrifi
cial spirit necessary individually for
proper contribution to the relief of
the burdens and sorrows of tlieir un
fortunate fellows, and, in spite of
learning, a continued adherence to
the well grounded truth that there is
no disgrace in honest toil and labor
and that a people must be indus
trialized more largely than profes
The public is cordially invited to
visit Kittrell College at any time.
There is constant hope that the early
fathers of Kittrell who now sleep
will at some time be permitted to
look through eyes made spiritual by
the gift of divine forces and see the
work of their hands at Kittrell re
invigorated by a new day, with a
new youth, with a new future and
greater opportunities than ever en
joyed by those fathers. If Kittrell
College can contribute to North
Carolina the nucleus for a Negro of
industry, intelligent effort, honest
toil, and loving service to his God,
this contribution alone will be worth
all the sacrifice, contributions of
friends, and time spent in prepara
tion through the past fifty years.
Has Had Training In Well Known
Institutions; Connected With
Jubilee Hospital
Dr. S. M. Beckford one of the lead
ing medical practitioners of this city
and section, is president of Jubilee
hospital for the colored in this city.
He came to Henderson in 1919, and
for the first five years of his resi
dence here was a general practitioner,
but for nearly ten years he has de
voted most of his time to surgery.
Dr. Beckford is a native of the Bri
tish West Indies. He holds the de
gree of M. D. from Boston University,
and served in a professional capacity
in Westborough hospital in Massachu
setts and in the Hayes Memorial Hos
pital in the same state. He came to
Raleigh in 1917, and for two years
taught anatomy in Shaw University
before coming to Henderson to prac
tice. He maintains an office at 212
Montgomery street, and does much of
his surgical work at Jubilee hospital.
Manufacturers Popular Flavors of
Bottled Sodas to Trade In
Wide Territory
Littleton Orange Crush Bottling
Company of Littleton is operated by
D. W. McPherson as manager. The
concern bottles Orange Crush, the
delicious carbonated beverage that
has become popular in the past few
years, and which has a big sale in
the territory served by the Littleton
company. Braser is another drink
that has been popularized in this sec
tion by this manufacturer, as is also
Pilot pale dry ginger ale. The plant
also puts up a general line of sodas.
The company has been in operation
a year and employs 14 men. It has a
6U-mile trading territory, which is
served by a fleet of trucks that make
frequent rounds to supply the de
mands, which are constantly on the
Products of the Littleton Orange
Crush Company are delicious and al
ways refreshing to those who drink
bottled beverages.
Has Been Instrumental In
Construction of Many
Homes Locally
Although the younger of the two
local organizations of its kind, the
Henderson Building and Loan Asso
ciation, in the more than a dozen
years of its existence, has attained
a commanding position of influence
and confidence in the business life of
the community. It was organized on
April 4, 1921, and has enjoyed a steady
growth and expansion ever since that
The association began business with
the support and cooperation of some
of the leading business people of the
city with several hundred shares of
stock subscribed at the outset. At
the present time it has 2392 shares of
stock outstanding owned by 215
The officers of the association con
sists of Mayor Irvine B. Watkins, well
known attorney, as president; Col
onel James W. Jenkins, Gulf Refin
ing Company distributor and promi
nent military man, as vice-president
and Al. B. Wester as secretary-tre
asurer. Mr. Wester was one of the
organizers of the association, and has
teen its secretary-treasurer from the
start. He is in the insurance, real
estate and rental business, and is a
j native and lifelong resident of Hen
! derson and one of the community’s
j prominent business leaders.
A new series of building and loan
is opened each April and October,
and during the period since its or
ganization the association has assist
ed in building some of the most beau
j tiful homes of the city, and has other
wise, contributed to the advancement
of the community.
The Henderson Building and Loan
Association has contributed its part
to the record that has been made by
organizations of the kind throughout
the country in the past decade or
two. Despite the strain and stress
of the times, there have been very,
very few building and loan failures,
and those that have occurred have
been traceable to lax management.
But this organization has always
been scrupulously directed by the
men in charge of its affairs, who
have given unstintingly of their tint* 5
and talents to its welfare and ad
vancement. They have kept it on
an even keel in the trying financial
times of the past four years, and to
day the Henderson association is
equipped to take its rightful place
in the new day that has come in the
economic affairs of America. It oc
cupies a strategic position to be of
service and helpfulness in the fur
(b«M- upbuilding of Henderson.
No money is ever advanced to a
borrower except on first mortgage
real estate, and then only on a very
conservative valuation of the pro
perty. Its limit in loans is three
fourths of the appraised value of the
property offered as collateral secur
The company’s offices are located
in the McCoin building on Young
street, opposite the Municipal Build
ing and the county court house, and
are in charge of Mr. Wester as sec
retary-treasurer, who gives his per
sonal attention to its affairs. In ad
joining quarters are the law offices
of Mayor Watkins, who is frequently
called into consultation with the sec
retary-treasurer in carrying on the
association’s activities.
This association has matured every
series, including the first, in the time
advertised, holds no second mort
gages, and its earnings have always
been in excess of six per cent net.
tax free. It issues two classes of
stock, series stock on which weekly
or monthly payments are made until
maturity, and full paid stock which
pays five per cent tax free interest
payable semi-annually. It is a mem
ber of the Federal Home Loan Bank
of Winston Salem, which to building
and loan associations is what the
Federal Reserve system is to banks.
The board of directors is composed
of the following Henderson business
men: L. C. Kerner, Al. B. Wester, C.
iP. Tanner, J. E. Hite, C. <S. Wester,
W. T. Newcomb, M. C. Miles, J. W.
Jenkins, Irvine B. Watkins, Dr. J.
H. Wheeler. M. L. Finch. E. C. Kit
trell. Roy O. Rod well. W. E. Moss,
B. H. Hicks, Dr. I. H. Hoyle, G. W.
Knott. H. M. Robinson, T. W. Mc-
Cracken. 1 j
Industrial Bank Great
Asset Os This Section
Formed in 1923 And Has Paid-in Capital $50,000; Home
Building and Loan a,nd Ci tizens Realty & Loan Co.,
In Same Quarters; Cheatham Manager
The Industrial Bank of Henderson,
the Citizens Realty and Loan Com
pany and the Home Building and
Loan Association, all conducted in
the same place of business, are among
the city’s leading business concerns.
Joel T. Cheatham is the active and
directing head of all three corpora
tions, and takes rank as among the
city's foremost business men.
The Industrial Bank of Henderson
was organized in 1923. and has made
for itself a very important place in
the banking activities of the com
munity. Mr. Cheatham is its presi
dent and has been from its beginning.
The slogan that “No depositor ever
lost a dollar in an industrial bank” is
very true of this institution. It has
rendered an invaluable service to hun
dreds of citizens of more or less mod
est circumstances who have availed
themselves of its facilities to finance
personal and individual activities and
purchases for their homes or other
wise. One of its more important func
tions, too, has been in affording sav
ings facilities to its customers, and
thousands of dollars have been ac
cumulated in this way by Henderson
people. The bank pays five percent
interest on deposits, and offers a po
licy of wise, safe and conservative
investment as surety for funds thus
entrusted to it.
M. W. Wester is cashier of the
bank. Like Mr. Cheatham, he is a
native Henderson man, and vitally in
terested in anything and everything
that serves the betterment and up
building of the community. He has
been in banks of this city ever since
he finished his education, and is ex
perienced in banking practices and
policies. He is an energetic- forward
looking business man and dependable
in all his dealings.
The Citizens Realty and Loan Com
pany is another company of which
Mr. Cheatham is also the president.
He is likewise one of its largest share-
lias Had Roofing and Cornice Work
on Some of Most Prominent
Structures In City
Tanner Roofing Company is one of
the few concerns in this territory thai
specializes in roofing contracting of
all kinds.
Established, owned and ciil acted by
C. P. Tanner .the concern has been
in business in Henderson for 14 years,
and during that time has some of the
largest contracts let in this section.
The quality of materials used and the
workmanship have always commend
ed the Tanner Company to builders
when looking for jobs that had to
measure up to particular specifica
tions of a high character.
The concern covers North and South
Carolina and Virginia in its field of
operations. Six to 15 men are employ
ed in the shop, together with the cus
tomary office force necessary to at
tend to the management and direction
of the business.
Tile, slate and copper roofs are spe
cialized in .together with modern sky
light equipment. One of the big jobs
Tanner has done is that on the new
Firdt Methodist church.
In addition to its roofing work, the
Tanner concern also is factory repre
sentative in selling and installing con
ditioned air equipment and one of the
leading lines of heating equipment.
Mr. Tanner has been prominent in
civic affairs and otherwise since com
ing to Henderson. He is a leading
member of the First Baptist church,
and is a Kiwanian and past president
of the Henderson club, and is in
terested in movements generally that
look to the betterment and advance
ment of the welfare and interests of
the city.
Prominent Undertaking Establish
ment Serving Wide Territory
In Acceptable Manner
F. A. Jordan is the proprietor of the
Jordan Funeral Home for colored
people in Henderson. It is located on
Chestnut street near Montgomery, and
day and night telephone is No. 712.
L. Gale, the assistant, has been with
the funeral home a year.
Jordan operates- a modern funeral
coach, and covers a trade territory
extending a distance of thirty miles
out from Henderson. In addition to
the service in this city, a branch is
operated at WSarrenton, serving parti
cularly the colored people of Warren
F. A. Jordan has been in the fun
eral business in Henderson for the
past ten years and established a re
putation among his people as one who
is capable of rendering the type of
service that i 3 appropriate on oc
casions such as those at which he is
called on to officiate.
Located In Cotton Building on Mont
gomery Street and Is An Old
C. C. Poole arl Brother is the name
of the well known colored tailoring
establishment located at 210 Mont
gomery street. It is one of the older
business concerns of the city,
and through the years has won a re
putation for selling a high grade line
of merchandise, and has built up a
holders, and an authority on real es
tate and insurance, which form a
large part of the company’s activities.
A large rental agency is maintained
in connection with and as a depart
ment of the business, and this is in
charge of C. H. Lewin, long-time resi
dent of Henderson, who is intimately
acquainted with many of the people
of the community and well fitted for
his duties. The company has connec
tions for writing insurance and bonds
of all kinds and does a big business
in this line. It is the oldest concern
in the city doing a real estate busi
The third of the enterprises is the
Home Building and Loan Associa
tion, which was organized in 1912
Mr. Cheatham is secretary-treasurer
of the association, an office he has
held about a decade and a half. He
is thoroughly familiar with building
and loan plans and practices, and
much of the success of this t’d and
iei able institution has been due tc
his close application to its affairs and
his intensive interest in it. Scores of
homes in Henderson have been built
through assistance of this association
which never could have been possible
without such help. Many thousands of
dollars of its assets are today invest
ed in Henderson homes. It has more
than 5,000 shares of stock in force,
and a weekly income of $1,500 <o $2,-
000. It had matured nearly 35 series
since it came into being, and each
of these has released large sums of
money in the community. W. A. Hunt
is president of the association, an
office he has held since its organiza
tion, and with a record of having
missed only one annual meeting in
that long period of time. Moreover,
he has missed very few of the month
ly directors’ meetings.
These three enterprises are impor
tant cogs in the business life of
Henderson and through the years
have played vital parts in the ad-
I vancemcnt and upbuilding of the city.
Kittrell Firm Growers and Shippers
of Fruit Trees, Plants, Shrubs
and Strawberries
The Continental Plant Company at
Kittrell is not only one of the oldest
business concerns in Vance county,
but has for many years been an out
standing nursery in this State and
section. It is operated by Miss Mildred
Purvis, and grows plants, shrubs and
fruit trees on a large scale and for
sale locally and for shipment to all
The slogan of a quarter century
standing. “Largest shippers of straw
berry plants in the world,” is still
carried by the company and featured
in its activities.
The company uses a large building
at Kittrell for its shipping quarters,
and in which is located the general
offices also. It was erected following
a fire which destroyed the old build
ing nearly a decade ago.
The Blacknall family originated the
business a third of century ago, and
some member of that family owned
or directed it. or both, until the last
of them died several years ago. Since
then Miss Purvis has had active
charge and her years of service there
lias enabled her to carry on.
Hundreds of acres of land in the
Kittrell section are used in growing
the plants, shrubs and trees that are
sold, and a large number of em
ployees is required to carry on tpe
Located on Raleigh Road and Ope
rated by “Red” Taylor; Lunches
and Auto Service
One of the most popular service
stations in this vicinity is that known
as the Hill Top No 2—located about
three quarters of a nffle from the city
limits of Henderson, on Federal High
way No. I—better known as the Ra
leigh Road. While less than a year
old this service station is today one
of the most popular in this entire sec
tion, and is the mecca for not only
local people, but is gaining favor daily
with an ever growing list of tourists,
travelers and motorists. Hill Top No.
2 is regularly patronized by many
Henderson folks who enjoy the de
licious foods served in the modern
dining room operated, as well as the
many brands of ice cold soft drinks,
and tasty sandwiches.
This station has been under the
personal supervision and management
of Mr. T. C. Taylor, better known as
“Red” by his many friends in this
section, Mr. Taylor taking charge
about four months ago, since which
time there has been a marked increase
in the patronage and popularity of Hill
Top No. 2. Mr. Taylor has had a.wide
experience catering to the public, and
has a knack of knowing how to please
every one.
(Considerable volume of patronage
from many quarters.
Established lines of clothing are
handled with years of success behind
the companies represented.
In addition to the tailoring depart*
ment, the concern does a large clean
ing and pressing business and serves
many customers in that department
<also. The policy of the Poojp estab
lishment is to give satisfaction and
good merchandise, and on that basis
has built its business to the point it
has attained.

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