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Fred Lynch

Parham's Heating and Royal Crown Cola

Posted Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at 12:00 AM

We know little about this picture that shows delivery vehicles painted with signage including Parham's Heating-Appliances. Also "Let Bob Do Your Job."

Two trucks loaded with cases of soda bottles are labeled with Parham's Dist. Co. and also "Drink Royal Crown Cola." (G.D. Fronabarger photo)

A search found these few items:

August 23, 1943 Southeast Missourian

Bottles Needed

The return of several thousand bottles is essential if Cape Girardeau is to avoid a shortage of beverages, R.C. Parham, manager of the local Ne-Hi Bottling Co. reported today. Parham pointed out that the return of empty bottles and cartons to dealers would save valuable manufacturing manpower and materials. All stores handling beverages or milk make refunds on the returned bottles.

March 26, 1948 Southeast Missourian

DISTRIBUTOR--Robert C. Parham has signed a franchise contract making him distributor of Royal Crown soda and Nehi flavor drinks in Cape County and north Scott County, it was announced today. The new arrangement separates distribution from the bottling facilities of the company, the latter remaining under the ownership of Alvin Wunderlich of Memphis, Tenn., with Marvin Ferguson as plant manager.


May 30, 1946 Southeast Missourian advertisement

Heating-Coal-Furnaces-Oil-Stokers

See them on display, immediate delivery

Installation and repair service

Washing machines-Radios-Electric Appliances

Hot water heaters, registers, pipes, filter blowers, cleaning service

Parham's Heating-Appliances

We Give Complete Delivery Service

Phone 3010 -- 320 S. Sprigg

Cape Girardeau, Mo.

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