The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 13, 1936 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 13, 1936
Page 6
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.PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE, (AUK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, .MAY 13, 1936 Beware Of STRANGERS And At Your Door WARNS CHIEF OF POLICE To The Citizens and Housewives of Blytheville: THIS is A wAWNING' issued for " the protcc- tioh of Blylhevillo homes and cilizens from UIG HAZARDS of DEALING WITH ITINERANT PEDDLERS and STRANGERS. OWING TO THE FACT that there have been 'many eases of High Prcosivve Selling Schemes reported to the Police recently by the housewives and citizens the following warning-is ,, .* _<£.,-\ : issued. STRANGERS SHOULD NOT BE''ADMITTED lo your homos UNTIL THEIR CREDENTIALS HAVE BEEN CHEC'K- . ED UP AND VERIFIED—and that y o n ARE SURE YOU KNOW the party at yo.ur door lo be !i LOCAL BLYTHEVILLE CITIZEN deserving your consideration. DO NOT PAY CASH IN ADVANCE to STRANGERS on orders. DO NO T CASH CHECKS OR ISSUE A CHECK to n Stranger on an order, often times these checks have been "ALTERED" and later cashed by an innocent party. IN. CASE YOU ARE SUSPICIOUS —PHONE THE POLICE AT ONCE — PHONE NO. 5GG. DO NOT DELAY IN THIS — as it will enable our police to overtake anyone making false representations at your home. . ED RICE, Chief of Police. It is being worked with all kinds of merchandise- especially hosiery and underwear.. 0 WILL THE SACK? the Latest in bargain appeals, as 'offered by these Hy-Jack Peddlers are the new Chain-Selling- Schemes by which merchandise is promised to coupon purchasers for a smalt cash consideration and a little work. WANT TO BECOME PEDDLER and prey upon your friends—if you do try thijTone— here is a typical promise,—made to you by the real slick peddler- ITH OF HOSE FOR Looks_Good on the Face of it—What? and figure this~--Tlie^Slick"PeddlerCoffers you a contract with three coupons for $4.00. Here is where y®y wwk your friends. You are to sell these coupons to three friends &. $1.00 each and WHEN each of these friends send in $3.00 for similar coupon outfits or a total of $9 00 YOU are supposed to get $10.00 worth of some kind of hose. NOW you have madeJEDDLERS out of three friends-and before they can realize anything for their cash 'mdefiStcly at " httle bit of -Work'Uoxlo-that is^create more Peddlers among their frie^-so on-so on- •• lff* v you do^complete this veiysimple cmitract-^-arid your hose are delivered you are out $1.00|net """""" your three frie-nds are out $4.00 each—or $12.00—and this firm has collected $13.00j WHO* really pays for your hose? The firm or your, friends? 'U^lm the firm" fails—after'having paid for your $10.00 worth of hose out of the $13.00 collected? How co*ild this firm refund the $12.00 invested by your friends? What about the running expenses of an office and salaries of this firm— x Who Would Hold The Sack? 1ST BT 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, Then? each of its customers $10.00 worth of I-:;:; ' is putinto it. A;: 3sr [3*° to expect'a firm 'of this kind to give c _'ou can NOT take out of any business more than /are [PEDDLERS! PHOT wariHD L- MERE : of these Endless Chain ...^s— there are several varieties being offered today/ Copyright Tlie City Loyalty Association

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