Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 5, 1935 · Page 5
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Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas · Page 5

Hope, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 5, 1935
Page 5
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•' r ;.•'( „'" - • -' '''•'<'^'~fv'^fev*sf® ' ^' - ' O '"T\ f .« "S \ ^ and prey upon your friends—if you do try this one-« ere is .a-typical promises-made to you by^tteal &fc:, peddler--- each of its is putinto i It is being worked with all kinds of merchandise- especially hosiery and underwear. WHO WILL HOLD THE The Latest in bargain appeals, as offered by these Hy-Jack Peddlers are the new Cham-Selling- Schemes by which merchandise is promised to coupon purchasers for a small cash consideration and a little wctrk. WANT TO BECOME PEDDLER OF HOSE FOR Looks Good on the Face of it—What? T egi^mjr iraf Bff ' ' in I and figure this—The SliSJ?Peddler offers you a contract with three coupons for *• A + «~t -AA ls , where y® u work your friends. "" friends at $1.00 each and WHEN each of these friends send in you are supposed to get $10.00 worth of some kind __ you do complete this very simple contract— and your hose are delivered you are out $1 OOJnet *tl r t e f / le " dS a l e °f If' 0 ?- each "-° r $12.00 r -and this firm has collected $13.00, WHO really pays for your hose? The firm or your friends? rvnw the firm fails—after having paid for your $10.00 worth of hose out of the $13.00 collected? How could this firm refund the $12.00 invested by your friends? What about the running expenses of an office and salaries of this firm— «uuui Who Would Hold The Sack? the practice and policy of the Government in barring these Schemes from the mails is upheld by the courts, what might happen to the firm should it be denied the use of the mails? If the firm should quit voluntarily, What Then ? NOT BUSINESS SENSE to expect a firm of this kind to give customers $10.00 worth of hose for $1.00. You can NOT take out of any business more than AGAIN—Beware of these Endless Chain Schemes —there are several varieties being offered today. Do Not Pay Cash In Advance to . ITINERANT PEDDLERS Warning from the Chief of POLICE to the Citizens and Housewives of This is a warning to beware of, Strangers posing as solicitors, salesmen or inspectors, seeking admittance to your homes. It is given in the hopes of protecting the citizens of this community. Strangers should not.be admitted to your homes until their Credentials have been checked up and verified and that you are sure they are local people . . . representatives of local business firms. In many cases the person calling at your home representing himself or herself as a solicitor, sales agent, meter reader or inspector is a thief, house prowler, or a "spotter" for such crooks .. .just getting the "lowdown" on the premises for future references. Beware of the Crook who goes about renting rooms, or houses willing to tender you a check as the advance rental payment . . . this check is for more than the initial rent and he secures the difference in CASH . . . and that is the last you hear from him. Do not pay cash in advance on an order as too often the customer never receives anything for his money. Do not issue checks to a Stranger on an order as many times these checks have been "altered" and later cashed by an inno-* cent party. John Ridgdill CHIEF OF POLICE Hope, Arkansas R -Xi R -$ 1: *-« ^i

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