C. F. Johnston Company

C. F. Johnston Company Is To Discontinue Business

Submitted by Peggy A. Wells

C. F. Johnston, who has conducted one of Ironton’s leading stores during the last 15 years, is to retire from the local field and an announcement of the closing-out sale of the C. F. Johnston Company appears in today’s issue.

Mr. Johnston, who is owner of the store, has for the last year been employed in Huntington as manager of the Midland chain of twelve stores, operating in Eastern Kentucky and West Virginia. It is for the reason he is unable to devote his attention to this Ironton store that he has decided to discontinue it.

Mr. Johnston announced today that this sale is a complete disposal of all the store’s quality merchandise and all will be sold at wholesale cost and less.

The store will be closed all day Tuesday so that stock may be marked down and arranged for patrons. The sale will open Wednesday morning at 8:30 o’clock.

Ironton Tribune, 2 May 1932, Monday, Page 2.


That’s the Secret of the Wonderful Success of Our


It’s Your Big Chance to Save – – Join the Happy Throngs

That Crowd Our Store From Morning Till

Night –Everybody’s Finding BARGAINS in this Sale

For Everything’s REDUCED – – – This SALE Swings

Into Its Third Record Breaking Day Tomorrow With

Sensational Mark-Downs On


Hose Lingerie Sweaters Yard Goods Curtains Drapes

Folks – It’s a Close-Out to the Bare Walls. Everything Must

Be Sold. Second and Park Ave.

Ironton Tribune, 5 May 1932, Thursday, Page 3.