Local Business

The Gazette
October 5, 1939

Two Gins Operated by Peoples Gin Co.

Peoples Gin Company of Farmerville owns and operates two gins, here that are modern in every respect, and the service this company gives is unexcelled anywhere in this section.

J. C. Miller is manager of the gins and Duke Selig is president of the company.

The company built their first gin here several years ago and it is located across the highway from the local light and power company is located on Main street north of the Farmerville Mercantile Company. It was formerly owned and operated by M. J. Pearson.

The patronage this company receives covers a large area in this section of Union Parish.


L H. Barnes Owns Flour & Feed Store

The Gold Chain Flour and Feed Store in Farmerville handles Gold Chain Flour and Red Chain feeds of all kinds.

These products are manufactured by the Universal Mills of Fort Worth, Texas, one of the largest flour and feed mills in the United States.

The local business is owned by L. H. Barnes and he is assisted in the operating of the business by his son, Sully Barnes.

This business was established here only a few months ago and has had a rapid growth since the day it opened.


Louis Arent In Business 26 Years

Louis Arent, owned and managed by Mr. Arent and bearing that name, has been in the mercantile business here 26 years, or since 1912. The store is located on Main street and was built in 1912 for Arent Mercantile Company, which business Mr. Arent bought out in 1935.

The old Arent Mercantile Company was owned by Louis, Harry and Abe Arent and Duke Selig; but since 1935 the business is known as Louis Arent. A complete line of general merchandise is handled by Mr. Arent which includes the famous Star Brand shoes, dry goods, hats, work clothes, men’s and ladies’ furnishings, etc.

Mr. Arent is assisted in the operation of the business by his brother, Harry Arent.

The Arents have been living on the same spot in Farmerville for over 60 years.


Jitney Jungle


Elite Beauty Shop

Oldest in F’ville

The Elite Beauty Shop, Mrs. Willie Lee Albritton, owner, is located upstairs in the Farmerville Bank building.

Mrs. Albritton operates the oldest beauty shop in town, starting in business here about ten years ago.

Excellent work and service is rendered at this beauty shop where all the popular styles of permanents and wave sets can be secured. This business renders any kind of service wanted at a first class beauty shop.


Green & Smith Com Co


Cities Service Line Handled By Smith

Smith Service Station, exclusive handlers of Cities Service products in this vicinity is one of the most modern service stations in this section.

The station was built by H. D. Green and A. D. Smith, the present owners in 1934 and opened for business on September 13.

A modern washing rack, a modern lubrication service are only several of many features the station offers.

The station has modern clean rest rooms and is located in a strategic spot on the southwest.


Odoms Grocery and Market


Gulley's Drug Store


Farris Palace


Cobb’s Pressing Shop Is Modern

A modern, complete dry-cleaning and pressing service is offered residents of Farmerville and surrounding territory by A.  A. Cobb’s Pressing Shop located on Water Street.

Mr. Cobb, who came to Farmerville in 1936, was formerly located in Marion. He bought out the shop here from Marvin Brantley in March of that year.

Mr. Cobb employs two excellent and experienced pressers and dry cleaners. He has a delivery service in connection with the shop.

He is agent for the tailor made suites of the National Tailors.


Efficient Service Found At Gulley’s

A complete line of drugs plus the protection of a trained efficient pharmacist is the server of Gulley’s Drug Store located on the corner of Washington and Jackson streets in Farmerville.

Ralph Gulley, who opened his career of business in Farmerville in 1914 as a groceryman on the east side of main street went into the drug business on June 1, 1938. On his present location the structure which he built in 1925, had been previously used by him as a grocery.

He carries a complete line of the best quality drugs and medicines. His pharmacist, G. C. Hedrick, is a man thoroughly trained in the pharmacial profession.


The Vogue






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