The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 25, 1933 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, August 25, 1933
Page 3
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 1933 BLYTHEVILUi, (AUK.) COURIER NEWS A. S. Barboro Company Famous For A. S, Barboro Company Has Modern Branch Office, Plant Here Reputation for Handling' Best of Fruits, Produce: Maintained for Years. I More than half a century ac;o in*] late A. S. Barboro operated a re-1 tall fruil stand on Main street in | Memphis, not unlike scons of others that dolled the slrojls ol that • city. Today the business h: foi.nds-1 is the oldest and one ef the ma>l' reputable wholesab fruit cr.ticenn in the south. The story of tCe growth of A. S. Harboro aiid Co. since it was t:i:ib- lished In 1817 coincides In many respects with the history of various other successful businesses in Mem-- phis and in olher American cities. H is that of a small merchant, who despite the handicap of limited resources, refused to reninln -small. It is that of a business, stimulated to prosperous growth by the abil- Mly and genius of its owner, a man who insisted that quality merchandise would triumph and who proved his belief in daily trade. Grew From Small Stsni! The finest of fruits, displayed to advantage, brought' A. S. Barboro a generous patronage among Mem- phians in the late lO's. B:irter:'s stand quickly became known as the place where ihe freshest and choicest fruits could always be bought As his stream of customers increased so dii his block. Soon he \va handling delicacies that could be bought nowhere else in thu city, and he found himself soling larger quantities, supplying the needs of 'Memphis hotels, restaurants and even the elegant passenger steamers that were a popular means of travel up and down the Mississippi river in those days. The wholesale business was handled in Ihe back of the building that housed the retail fruit stand, and this stock later included beer, wine and whiskey, all of which were | sold until prohibition. Operating on a large scale Mr. Barboro found himself unable to devote his attention to retail merchandising and this part cf the business was discontinued. Lotal Branch Founded IJpon the death of Mr. Barboro he was .succeeded as president oi t.:e .. .qonipany by his son, Malcolm Barboro,,. tVho remain-3 in Ihat-capac- "Ity. John A. Waterman, who until last February served as manager j of the Blythevlllc branch of the A. S. Barboro company. Is. vlce-pn>£i-' den and general manager. He his been connected with the company for a number of years and is well known in the tri-siate-5. The local branch, located ncr.r the corner of Rose and South Set- end streets, is a modern. semi-Hi- proof structure where the company maintains a large stock of fruits and produce. It Is managed by Charles R-. Penn. who was formerly in charge of the company's Greenville. Miss., branch, lie came here last November. While the local branch has a varied line, it. like the company in Memphis, specializes in a fans} grade of bananas. The local is especially equipped for this business witli a large ripening roorr where tiic temperature can be controlled to any wauled degree. Al bananas arc shipped while they an green, and when tr.ey arc unload:: here they arc placed in the st-cv age and ripsncd in the same t:m peraturc existing in th tropics. F3 purposes of storage, after tne frui is ripened, th; ronm can IK arli f.ciaily tooled, as U is cquipn: with a Ycrk cold ttoragc plant. In addition to its line ci fruil and fresh produce the local cor cern handles a number ol we known lines including Phillips canned goods, Hederson sugar. Oh Bey Ginger ale and soft drinks, Dixie Belle crackers. Southern Moc-n cookies and cnndy bars. nlati Beer nlsltibutor They are wholesale distributors in Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri for the famous old Blatz beer, which agency they recently accepted. Before taking ihe • Blatz dealership the A. S. Bartoro company considered a number ol oilier well known brands of beer which had been offered them for this territory. The c'ecisicn to accept the Blat/, agency was bused upon the popularity and quality cl ;his beverage. More than a dszcn persons form the personnel of the local cryanfci- llori. In addition to Mr. Penn the company has a local sales stall competed of M. C. Denley. Kam Wells. Frank Webb anci Joe Wal- f.on who handle the business in a 70-mtlc radius of Blythcvllle. ] Mtees Mary Blancr.» Gay and Thelma Wells are in charge of the' c.ffice work here. Clay Mia'lin Is shipping clerk and .supervises the work of three house tr.en. E. J, D=zlcr, Will Hyde and C. C. Ttick- er are In charge of the deliveries which arc made dally to points In this section. Melons, bananas, currant and have small acid content. About 250 persons wens killed during a tlnylc hailstorm In India, ill 1838. Lake Baikal, in Siberia, is i-alfl ;o be Hie deepest fresh-water lake In Uie world. Thirty mtllior cop'.v, o' llir Bible nvr printed every year. First Case of Blatz Famous Goes Stove. lo Borum lire* 1 Ing .... - »H th« the well-known Ihe largest Uiry of Pi cngo.. E»ch morning liljOu'vlllc citizens »'MT forget- linn n 19 i-cnr ili'omli lodny hy''»« motor oulnl downing niiiU Old IIcluclix>nc l*cr cold beer IrcM .... whlrh Is distributed In this Icr- nl Ihe Blair BrewipW-t illory by the A. S. Uurboro torn-j ltllck » n<l trailer mllar ' Blythcvllle relfillers and through them the consuming public arc supplied v-llh fresh pi'oduc? and perishable products by Ihe A. S. Barboru Company, which has the mcxiei'n branch office and warehouse at Second anci Rose Streets, pictured above. The company Vms a cold storngc system that enabbs it to keep fruits in perfect shape here, with bananas of fine qunllty rlrenlne. In tlic plunt here in controlled temperatures. The addition of Blitlz Old Heidelberg beer to Its lints o[ products mtirks n sl»ii In further service for tlAs vicinity. biing traveling bags and trunks Texas Co-eds to Bring ** ULlliy kl COUllLlg MtlftO OIIVA It imn*j Food as Payment: filled with canned goods and other . foods to offer as part payment for CANYON, Tex. rt)P>—\Vhen co-1 their board and room. . Eds come to West Texas Teachers! Randall Hall, one of the dormi- College here this fall, they may j lories on the campus, hns an- 1 farms. Zcbias nro used on a nounced a cooperative plan of op-; Housework at the cloiniltory will I mill: route In SI. Louis, nnd eration. Each girl will be chtuicd • be done by the girls llK-niselvcs, Mr! rlcx's the ilrlvimj. approximately $13 per month. SO under the direction of u simc-rvlsor. u half ton. nm pounds. of which may be paid in commod-! who also villl be purchasing agent. There arc 15116 churches In Ne Hies brought from their homes an I York. ut o iii .stores iiml [lie famous "hinlii '!"* Ullle to ""' OTt jD TO <Htet M ready f,,v the beer wl"!^,,^,; ?£ fr TH', ,', . . , . . n , ,1 Every time this \\\ HcfrlKcrnlor cars brlnnhiR Old { ' t , tg - •' oldelbeiu beer Into Dlythevlllc ' ill be n fiimlllnv sight now with I ic Uurboro rompnny us dlv .,- . Iliutor. llorboro was anxious to Ci-iirc the niuinoy f<u' this fiunous rund and flniillV iiihclu the con-, net that resulted in the dlslrlbu-| Ion nf the niaU lieer In this sec- lon^by m, alert wholmle com- | f[imoiu ^ The Ijerv Is famous tor It.s f" 11 *'. 11 ™^^ okl tbutcd In rcundlng terrili -siuritUng, col,' ; thlr.i to refresh the ildctelbci'j Inn I nround.1, built conform with mellow tnste. Needless to ny It comes from Milwaukee, the iiHiie of i;oml beers. WEC Adjournment Cuts Canada Parliament Plans OTTAWA, Out. (UP)—Tlic failure of the World Economli! Conference hns miule It necessary for the Caiiadlnn Pnrllumeht to hold Us regular Full swwlon. There will be no sitting of the Piirliament until next spring. Hopes tliEit, Prime Minister U.n. Hennctt would bfluf! buck smnc- from the Conference rcqulr- Poplar 81 Immedlale IrgUlatlon have disappeared. Ucao Duiiocr wcws Want Are Put POPLAK Pcplur Bill! pluced ccr In It will save tax' money. Ads-1 to put 11 Old Heklelber IS HERE if WE DO OUR PART Here h the BEER You've Been Waiting For FULLY AGED BLATZ 1? 1? & CJ A. S. BARBORO & CO. DISTRIBUTORS FOR Mississippi, Craighead, Green, Clay, Petniscot and Dunklin Counties We Have Received Our First Shipment Of BLATZ Old Heidelberg BEER and We, Are Prepared to Fill All Orders Fresh Fruits, Produce and Staple Groceri K&r.ii^i.r^i^^!

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