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CYRUS: In 1947, it took a scorecard to know who owned White Cash Market
AMAZING ADAIR COUNTY HISTORY!: Cyrus wonders what caused the madness. Big -time movers and shakers in the Post-War year were trading places, selling interests, moving around the Square at a numbing pace. There was plenty to read about in the paper; plenty to talk about in the
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Maybe it was something in the water. Maybe it was the heat. Maybe it was the DDT Sam Moore had sprayed the Square with. Whatever the cause, for three weeks in the summer of 1947 Columbia grocery shoppers needed a scorecard to keep track of who owned the White Cash Market, and who was working where.
Started innocently enough with Roy Owen selling the store
It all started innocently enough with a front page announcement in the July 23 News that Roy Owen, long-time owner and manager of White Cash, had sold the business to Ores Royse, former owner of the Royse Variety Store in Columbia. Mr. Royse stated that he planned to operate the business as a grocery under the White Cash name.
Next came Harper & Gore
Well, he did--for almost two weeks. Come August 6, the News carried another front page announcement that Mr. Royse had sold the White Cash Market the previous week to Harper & Gore: J.D. Harper, of Harper's Market, and Linwood Gore, who had removed to Columbia some time earlier to manage the Kroger store. This article also stated that Mr. Gore would have charge of the business.
Then Pete Walker entered the picture
That was good, because by the next week, Mr. Harper was gone, having sold his interest in the store to one Ralph Russell "Pete" Walker, who had been manager of the meat department at Harper's.
Circle complete with flurry of position changes
Meanwhile, Roy Owen (remember him, the guy who started all this??) took a job as a salesman at the Firestone store on the Square; Crawford Loy, former manager of the Columbia Kroger store, accepted the position again to replace Linwood Gore; and Clevis Rodgers, who had been the meat manager at White Market, had taken that same position at Harper's--the one Walker had vacated.
But, the dust soon settled and Linwood and Pete offered knock-down, drag-out "Fair Week" specials in an August 13th quarter-page ad, in which they urged customers to "trade at your home owned grocery where your business is appreciated and your satisfaction is guaranteed."
Among the sale items at the White Cash (Phone 154):
Red Dot brand vinegar, 35/gal.
Eggs, "each one candled," 36/doz.
(Does anyone remember candling eggs?)
Lard, four pound carton, 99
Oleo margarine, Churn Gold, Durkees, or Nu-Maid brand, 37
Lemons, large size, 59/doz
Humbly submitted by your diligent Central Ohio Bureau Chief,
The Venerable CYRUS
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