Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on February 1, 1952 · Page 7
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February 1, 1952

Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 7

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FROM COWPUNCHER TO THIS Continued Expansion Starting as a small shop at Spring ami Locust Streets in March, 1944; the Johnson Plumbing Heating Company expanded to larger quarters on West Dickson Street. In March, 1946, further expansion required locating at 351 North West Street. Continued grqvrth of the firm again demanded greater space for operation and display room. For this reason, the owner purchased the large modern Marshall Building, and has moved to this excellent location. Mr. Johnson is indebted to the' people of Northwest Arkansas for his success, and would appreciate a continued patronage. He will go to any lengths to see that all his customers are satisfied. i We cordially invite our many friends throughout Northwest Arkansas to be present at our GRAND BIRTHDAY PARTY on SATURDAY, FEB. 2 We will serve cake and coffee from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. BE SURE TO COME! £?"i ttr T Blondie * Mr »- Johnson, Harold Johnson; Lewis Johnson. Ofherg -- left »o right -- "Bui" Sktlton, Lonnie Niektll, Ed Skelran, Kenneth Christmon, Jomes Kin0, Leon Edtns, Dclbtrt Bats, Bill Morlm. Evtrcft Layne, Les Boucom, Dwight Sondiftr, Paul Steinkrau*. CRANE American Standard Briggs Plumbing Fixtures Apex Dishwashers and Washing Machines CRANE LINE Baseboard Radiators CRANE Fowler Mission Day and Night Hot Water Heaters William Bryan Johnson- Successful Career William Bryan Johnson, enterprising owner : and manager of Johnson Plumbing and Heating Company, was born at Cleburne, county seat of Johnson County, Texas, August 1, 1906. He spent his early childhood in this progressive city, named after a famous Arkansas Confederate · general. He svas only six when his parents moved to West Texas. Here he attended the excellent public schools, and acquired a dtep love of nature that has been one of the leading interests ' of his life. The strenuous life of the cowboy, long famed in song and story, had its strong appeal to him. It was filled with gay adventure in the wide colorful spaces and required skill and bravery. . Accordingly, in his fifteenth year, he be- : gan his life of a "cow puncher" on the famous ' and extensive JA Ranch, formerly Owned by i Colonel Goodnight. It was a thrilling and : n e v e r - t o - ' b e forgotten \ experience, and the young cowboy ^enjoyed every moment end reveled in all its rich romance. ? i By this time the great ranchts were grow- I ing fewer and smaller, and even more profitable · activities were encroaching on the once vast \ cattle domains. He thus regarded those delight- ; ful "cow punching" days as a rnere episode of his ambitious youth and began casting about .for a more permanent carter. ; After his marriagt to Miss Mildred Pondfr } on April-5, 1929, he settled down to I tarn his ' life'Vocation of Plumbing and Heating repair', and construction, ' i To quote a friend familiar w'fh Mr. Johnson's varied achievements; "The State of Texas could not furnish suf^ i: ficient outlet for'his energies, so after making- · preliminary forays into the State of Arkansas he decided that the Northwest corner thertof thoroughly suited him for business and family reasons, settling in Fayetteville, Christmas'Doy, December, 1943." Soon significant and substantial success was on the way to him, and his indomitable energy and rare faculty for winning friends wtre · richly rewarded. Mr; Johnson has active membership in tht Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce and Country Club, and is President of the Northwest Arkansas Master Plumbers Association. He has always been intensely interested in all forms of civic improvements, and gladly sponsors many worthy causes. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson have reared four fint sons and two charming daughters. Indeed, one of their chief reasons for selecting our famous University City as a permanent home was the superior educational opportunities offered their children. Their stately and inviting home on imposing University Heights overlooks a picturesque panorama of indescribable bloom and beauty. In a city long known for distinctive homes, the Johnson residence has a splendor of setting all its own. Johnson Plumbing 6* Heating Co. rtlj town. I I im- rs r Corner School Spring Phono 1060

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