The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 27, 1936 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Wednesday, May 27, 1936
Page 6
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PAGE BLYrtlEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 1936 Beware Of STRANGERS And PEDDLERS At Your Door WARNS CHIEF OF POLICE To The Citizens and Housewives of Rlythevillc: THIS IS A WARNING issued for Die prolce- t i o 11 of Blytheville homes arid citizens from the HAZARDS of DEALING WITH ITINERANT PEDDLERS and STRANGERS. OWING TO THE FACT that there have been 'many cases of High Pressure Selling Schemes reported to the Police recently by the housewives and citizens the following warning is issued. • • STRANGERS SHOULD NOT BE ADMITTED fo your homes U N T I L THEIR CREDENTIALS HAVE BEEN CHECKED UP AND VERIFIED—and that yo u ARE SURE YOU KNOW the party at your door to be a LO, CAL BLYTHEVILLE CITIZEN deserving your consideration. DO NOT PAY CASH IN A D V A N C E to STRANGERS on orders. DO NOT CASH CHECKS OR ISSUE A CHECK to a' Stranger on an order, oftenjimes these checks have been "ALTERED" and later cashed by an innocent party. IN CASE YOU ARE SUSPICIOUS — PHONE THE POLICE AT ONCE — PHONE NO. 560. DO NOT DELAY IN THIS — as it will enable our police to overtake anyone making false representations at your home. ED RlCE, Chief of Police. r/ces On Lin Jgrie Actually Quoted By Peddlers These are prices Paid by a Master Peddler Yoil Peddler lo a Manufacturer of i Gets Cash Lingerie Pay DEPOSIT 1 1 $2.00 $ .35 4.50 1.00 5.00 1.00 7.50 1.25 8.00 1.50 Branch Manager Gets Master Peddler On His Gets the Investment Difference Of .20 .35 .40 .62 .65 $1.45 3.15 3.60 5.63 5.85 $ .96 2.25 2.25 3.00 4.00 Vest . . $ .96 Bloomer 2.25 Chemise 2.25 Gown ...;...... 3.00 Princess Slip ...... 4.00 The NET Amount as received by the Master Peddler shows a Higher Per Centage of PROFIT~or "Mark Up" than the average Merchant would think of asking for merchandise of similar or better values. This Peddler Shows 11 ou Pretty Pictures of Garments— and a small sample of material "from which they are made." She Does NOT Tell You that in some instances This Master Peddler Organization Jobs It's Entire Line from some Manufacturer—who is making similar lines for other "direct from Milis-to-Consumer-Organizations/ 8 This Peddler shows you pictures "of a factory"—and HOW this factory makes the garments—but she does NOT tell you the firm she represents operates out of two-three-or-four- rooms m some downtown office building. NOW— Whaii About The Guarantee? ^ Which is such a Big Talking Point in the Peddler's sales propaganda, Mave You Ever Tried To Secure A New Garment Free? DID YOU GET IT??? Have You Been Requested By Peddlers to fill out Recommendation Cards ,with the names of some of your acquaintances? Thru this means of introduction this Peddler hopes to inflict his products on your unsuspecting friends—vfho due to your "Say So" would give him an audience; Did You Ever Stop to THINK—Whet Peddler will give this card to your friend?—and how, thru this card, he will represent you?? REMEMBER you are participating in this Peddler NUISANCE every time you fill out one of these very inoffensive appearing ReconmiejidationCards; " ! ——— & Besides AREYOU SURE your friends wish to be bothered by These Door Bell Ringers? J Q) COPYRIGHT—THE CITY LOYALTY ASSOCIATION

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