W. G. Reynolds Reinvents Himself, 1920

The front page of the August 26, 1920 Skidmore News was filled with changes happening in Skidmore, Missouri. The News had just been sold to two out-of-towners, and the paper’s editor and proprietor for the past year, W. G. Reynolds, was moving on to a new business venture. Here are his plans, as reported in the paper that day:

“Howdy”
Not desiring to leave Skidmore and still wishing to be one of its citizens, I have purchased the Model Drug Company’s stock of goods and will take possession Sept. 1st, 1920.

This is entirely a new business venture for me, but I hope within a few months to have the business well “in hand.”

I have engaged the services of Dr. J. E. Pierpoint and he will be connected with the establishment as physician and pharmacist. I shall endeavor to keep the business up to its present high standard and I solicit your patronage in this line, with the intention of selling goods to you as cheaply as is consistent with good business methods, and with a desire to please and satisfy.

So with the future, whatever it may be, and with good will toward all, I again say “howdy.”
W. G. Reynolds.

Exit!!!
Having sold the Model Drug Co. to Mr. W. G. Reynolds, effective September 1st, 1920, I will retire from the active management of the same. My best wishes and good will are with the new management. I shall be with the new owner in the capacity only of “hired” man.

I want to thank the many customers of this store for their past patronage and hope that you will continue with the new firm and bring your friends with you.

For all of which, I thank you.
J. E. Pierpoint.

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