The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 8, 1956 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

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PAGE ilX BLYTHEVHXE (ARK.) COUNTER NEWS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY §, 19w ygDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 19S6 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COUTUER NEWS PAGE SEVEN YEARS HERE IS THE EFFICIENT OFFICE FORCE AT BROADAWAY'S — front row, left to right: Mls» Mary Rumsey, Mrs. Ruth Vaughn, Miss Frances Cook, and Mrs. Sibyl Ferguson. Back row, left \» right: C. T. Edwards,'office manager, and Vaughndel Kious. THESE ABE THE SALESMEN FOE BROADAWAT'S—seated, left to right: Robert Collins, Mariann*; J. B. Brickel, city salesman; Vondal Broadaway. Jonesboro. Standing, left to right: F. A. Burke, Jonesboro; Clyde Murphree, West Helena; Rex Hutchison, Evening Shade; Roy Hannah, Jonesboroi Jim Blackman, Bono; Charles Scallions, Jonesboro. THIS BOXING ROOM CREW STARTS THE MEAT PROCESSING—left to right: Harry Vredtng- burgh, Clarence Mabry, Harold Manus, J. E. Canterbury, and Ellis Marshall. THESE PEOPLE MAKE IT THE CREW THAT PROCESS CROWLEY RIDGE BRAND SAUSAGE— Front row, left to right: Leo Endsley, Jack LaBouve, sup'rintenrient: Mrs. Sadie Griffin, Mrs. Opol Greenwood, Mrs. F.slellc Patterson, Mrs. Katherine Green. Back row, left to right: W. A. {Red) Harris, Charlie Gambile, Carlos Veal, Douglas Taylor, Robert Xeal, Lou Ella Smothers, and Orlene f lark. THESE TWO LADIES WORK IN OUR PACKING DEPART. MENT, PACKING CROWLET RIDGE BRAND SAUSAGE, WIENERS, ETC. — Left to right ire Mn. Nona Huron! and Mlu Effle Broadaw«y. WITH W. E. BROADAWAT, Sr., founder of the packing company bearing his name, is president and general manager. A resident of the Jonesboro community all his life, he established Broadaway Packing Company ten and one-half years ago, and has directed It through a decade of progress. •A Statement From- W. E. Broadaway, Sr. W« have come a long way since we started the Broadaway Packing Company July I, 1945. The statistics elsewhere in this advertisement will show the great gains and progress we have made in ten and a half years. I could not afford to let this opportunity pass without expressing our sincerest thanks and deepest appreciation to everyone, everywhere for helping to make this one of the largest meat processing plants in Arkansas. To the thousands throughout Eastern Arkansas who buy our Crowley Ridge Brand products, we send our special thanks for your loyal patronage. We pledge now to continue the same high standards of processing so that our products will continue to please you. W. E. Broadaway, Sr., President Broadaway Packing Co., Inc., W. E. BROADAWAY, Jr., vice-president, has been associated with his father in the business since it was started in 1945. "Junior " helps in the general manage* inent of the firm. PROGRESS STANLEY BROAD-AWAY ts »wr«ta«T- tnunrer, and Terr acttrt !• th* tfoa tl tha biuinnM. ATTT. ARCHER WHEATLEY serve* ai legal counsel (or the Broadaway firm. AN ARKANSAS-OWNED, ARKANSAS-OPERATED MEAT PROCESSING CO. SERVING 22 COUNTIES IN EASTERN ARKANSAS WITH Crowley Ridge Meat Products With each year showing steady gains in this business since it was established July 1, 1945, we want to take this opportunity, as we enter the new year of 1956, to make a progress report or the ten and one-half years it has been serving the people of Blytheville and all of Northeast Arkansas. Starting with the original owners' W. E. Broadway, Sr., Ernest Broadway, Jr., and one employee, today the firm is incorporated, and has 113 employes. The payroll for 1955 was $196,991.31, all going to the people of this area. In 1955 we paid $446,277.61 for 5,365 head of beef cattle 1 live weight 4,091,452 pounds, and we paid $465,001.85 for 14,525 head of hogs, weighing 3,141,528 pounds alive. (Compare those numbers of livestock to 650 head of cattle and 1500 hogs we bought our first 12 months in business.) We rendered 107,350 pounds of pure lard in 1955, and shipped six carloads of beef hides. It may also interest you to know that, in 1955 we paid $7,311.04 for water and electricity, $2,297.69 for telephone service, and spent $20,499.86 for advertising. Taxes? In 1955 we paid $2,681.64 for state and county taxes, and paid to to the federal government $7,012.64 for social security and withholding taxes. Traveling expenses for our sales force in 1955 was $14,478.67. After operating from a shed on our present premises for about a year, we built our first cooler in 1946 to hold 6000 pounds. Our business increased so fast that we had to build a second cold storage wing in 1948 to hold 25,000 pounds, and this past summer of 1955 we had to build a third cold storage with a 66,000 pound capacity. Our property July 1,1946, after one year of operating, was worth $8,000.00. Today our plant, equipment and facilities combined are worth $200,000.00. Our cash sales last year from Jan. 1,1955 to Dec. 31,1955, totaled $1,794,882.70. CROWLEY RIDGE » BABY LINK SAUSAGE > CHOPPED HAM LOAF » LIVER CHEESE > PORK&PIMENTO > BOILED HAMS » BARBECUED HAMS > HICKORY SMOKED HAMS > ALL MEAT BOLOGNA BROADATVAY'5 DAY SHIPPING CREW CONSISTS OF THIS GROUP. Left to right: L. B. Murphre*, Gerald Veal, superintendent of shipping department; Shelby Blevins, and Roy Chamber*. ^. PACKING AND LEIGH CARVER, manager of Leigh Garver, Public Accountants, is public accountant for the packing company. AND HERE IS THE NIGHT SHIPPING CREW: Left to right: Robert Armstrong, Don DilHag«V John Parks, G. G. Noe, and Lor Taylor. EUGENE HIKES, as livestock buyer for the Broariaway company, purchases thousands Of head of choice cattle and hogs every year. THESE ARE IN CHARGE OF THE HAM * BACON CURING DEPARTMENT: Left to right: Charll* gmilh, Mrs. Katherine Gregory, and W. C. Crow. SAM SHANNON Is the oldest truck driver In point of service for the packing company. Starting with sales over the telephone, today Broadaway Packing Co., Inc., sells a complete line of meat products, under the Crowley Ridge Brand label, in these 22 Northeast and Eastern Arkansas counties: Sharp, Fulton, Izard, Batter, Stone, Independence, Lawrence, Randolph, Clay, Green, Mississippi, Craighead, Poinsett, Jackson, Woodruff, Cross, Crittenden, White, Prairie, St. Francis, Lee, Phillips. We. cover about one- third of the state. Bar-B-Q Harris , ' ' Sauia 1 "* 6 -- ' ! Cho BUDDY KIRKSEY Is superintendent of the kill floor, directing the work of the largest crew in the packing plant THESE DELIVERY MEN DRIVE THE FI.F.ET OF BROADAWAY REFRIGERATED TRUCKS TO DE- LIVF.R CROWLEY RIDGE BRAND PRODUCTS THROUGHOUT EASTERN ARKANSAS—Left to rightl Ross Newsom, L. L. Cox, Maxie Emerson, Bill Blaxton, Dan Sharp and R. L. Brown. BROADAWAY PACKING CO., Inc. 501 N. CULBERHOUSE ST. -JONESBORO- TELEPHONE WEbster 2-6688 CLARENCE (TALLOW) REYNOLDS 1« the oldest employee In point of service. Working In the poultry department, Clarence hcj been with lh« Bto»<Uw»y firm slncn It w«i ««In blinded. \l * THESE MEN MAKF. UP T1IE KILL FLOOR CREW—Seated, left to right: J. W. Webb. A«o« Pool, Chen, fcr iiolllman. Standing, left to right: Oliver Webb, C. J. Clark, Bennlc Prunly, J. C. Primly, J. II. Hllli, Rev. Martin Btlll, »nd 0. L. Il»rdy.

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