George T Yergey retirement - 2
SATURDAY MORNING. JANUARY 3. 1953 78-Year-Old Salesman Will Retire (Continued From Pate One) through the years. ( doubt if any salesman on High street has more friends, near and far, who come in and ask for him personally. We sincerely regret that Mr. Yergey has to leave us. (the year J. C. Penney company was organized). HIS FIRST selling job was for A. Weitzenkorn's Sons store, which was where it is now, 145 High street. In 1906. he bought and operated the shoe store on the northeast Switzer said he thought "cour- corn er of High and Charlotte streets I f K ^ f U ~ Â» l U Â« Â« Â« ~ . . . _ Â« , * tcsy" was the outstanding reason for the loyalty and size of Yergey's Yergey's following. had been owned by William . business as Ycrgcy Brothers. A brother, the late Martin Yergey, Yergey added that his knowledge' invcsted in - thc business. of Pennsylvania Dutch had been a help, especially with customers from sections of rural Berks county where that language is rpoken extensively. extensively. rp/-v i Â« T^r O *Â»Â·Â·*Â·Â« tjKir v i? V V / l \ / * *\ 4 1 I V 1 1 *Â» OO O I 1U A LESSER extent, his knowl-^G High street. He held this edge of Slavic has helped, too, Yer- several later part-time selling gey added. ! before joining Pcnney's fullti'me in Ycrjcy is (he husband of Ida.April, 1S41. (MacNutt) Yergey. They cele- In 191$, he sold the business to Abraham Cohen, who now iÂ« owner of Royal Shoe store, 268 High street. Yergey then became a salesman salesman for Kaplan .and Weiner. clotii- '"Â£ an ^ snoc store, which was at brated their 45th wedding Anniversary Anniversary the past Dec. 18. They've lived at their present home,' 33 East Third street, since 1919. Their two children are C. Spencer, Washington Square Gardens, near Norristown, and G. Harold, 33 East Third street. Yergey, a lifelong Pottstown resident, aUendedJBoUstowii_piib!ic schools. He .was graduated from Pottstown Business college in 1902 DURIN'G HIS retirement. Yergey said, he plans to spend part of time with an old hobby, fixing up the yard and garden at his home. Fellow-employes held a store breakfast meeting in his honor Wednesday, when they presented him with a lamp. Pcnney's is giving him a month's salary. In addition, he will participate participate in the company's "thrift fund" and pension program.