The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 5, 1936 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 5, 1936
Page 4
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FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 1936 Beware Of STRANGERS And At Your Door WARNS CHIEF OF POLICE RICE To The Citizens ami Housewives of Blytheville: THIS IS A WARNING issued for the protec- l i o n of Blytheville homes and citizens from the HAZARDS of DEALING WITH ITINERANT PEDDLERS and STRANGERS... OWING TO THE FACT that there have been many cases of High - Pressure SeJIing Sch- ; ernes reported to the Police recently by the . housewives and citizens | the following issued'. v STRANGERS SHOULD NOT BE ADMITTED to your homes UNTI-L THEIR CREDENTIALS HAVE BEEN CHECKED UP AND VERIFIED—and that -y.,o;u A R E S U RE YOU KNOW the party at your, door to be a LOCAL BLYTHEVILLE CITIZEN deserving <yonr consideration. DO NOT PAY CASH * IN ADVANCE to STRANGERS on orders. DO NOT CASH CHECKS OR ISSUE A CHECK: to a 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. 566. DO NOT DELAY IN THIS — as it will unable our iwlice to overtake anyone making false representations at your home. ED RICE, Chief of Police. (ARJC.) COUIUEIt NEWS COMPARE VALUES before you "pay down that small deposit" to the silver tongued salesman—who knows his stuff; pOYQVKNOW that in most instances the price you pay tor hosiery bought at your front or back door is more by the single pair or by the box—than your own merchant would ask you? You Are Told In a Very Convincing Manner by these peddlers that you are saving on the purchase price of these hose because they come Direct- from-the-Mills-to-you—thus saving you the wholesalers and the retailers profit—and in some cases you are led to believe there are only two steps from Growers-to-you. of These Facts which are NOT shown in the "cleverly prepared chart'"_ but which Are Very Decidedly a part of Direct Selling Organization Expense. !«$*• THE SALESMAN is paid his profit from 15 per cent to 50 per cent which as a rule is the initial deposit on your order,—in;addition to this deposit if he averages a certain number of sales he is given 9 bonus on his earnings of 10 per cent to 25 per cent all of which the customer pays: > r lHE BRANCH MANAGER comes in for 10 per cent to 20 per cent on the orders ;| taken in the territory under his supervision. In many instances the Branch Office Rent is paid by the main office—which goes in to the price of your purchase: Due to the many changes of Branch Managers there are .unavoidable expenses which must be paid by the main office—and which are added to the price of the hose; Office stationery, printed matter, etc.—are expenses never mentioned to you* $fr THE DIVISION*MANAGER or District Manager is paid his traveling expenses, in addition to receiving a salary or commission on all business in his territory; Some direct-selling- organixations maintain Sectional Sales Managers whose traveling expenses, salary or commission must be paid. f^ IN ADDITION to the above some Direct Sellers pay Recruiting Managers—Sales Investi- 3 gators—Sales Promoters—Home-Office Representatives—Advertising Specialists. AH these men must be paid a salary and their expenses. Are you told about these? $*» THE RbGE AMOUNTS SPENT for Advertising is NOT mentioned by the well | trained Bell Ringer. Tremendous Sums Are Spent in the conducting of Testing Schools—to devise "decoys" to better enable the Peddler to~secure your attention: SPECIAL PRIZES—C^^— Watches—Clothing—even Automobiles must be added in to the price on the order blank* x u i • IONS— Special Sales Meetings—costing enormous amounts must be figured in the cost of the hosiery. Freight and cartage expense thru different stages of manufacturing is necessary. HfiS I Si m iM '(V, ^ ed by "THE GUARANTEE" which is most attractively pidurcd (o you by the Clever Salesman as a Pair Free, etc." antee Some oi the leadim- Hosiery Peddlers have gained their momentum of business on this pair free guarantee— but this Guare Has liccn RMU'cKD—unin now— the iatisfied customer i . I now—the dissatisfied customer is obliged to answer a most lengthy and EMBARRASSING (JULbTltmiSAlKh in order lo r«eive any consideration, which was assured her at the time of her purchase. H is not impossible ilwi eventually ONLY the toes—heels-and tops will be guaranteed—ar.d as a rule they are of materials other than silk. •-...-_ HOW MAN^ TIMES li as the salesman called back as he promised, when taking your pr'd&r to pick" up your wisatisfaclprj; pW^ V.iX jPjj hosiery and maks an adjustment? How long before ycvu received any consideration?

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