The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on April 21, 1936 · Page 16
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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 16

Mason City, Iowa
Issue Date:
Tuesday, April 21, 1936
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SIXTEEN MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, APRIL 1936 WHEN YOU SIGN A 'Fly-By-Night' Roofer's contract, you automatically place a lien against your home ll-ttfc, M The Sign of an Itinerant Roofer On Your Home Is Nothing to Be Proud Of When You Allow the "Fly-By-Night" R o o f e r to Do Your Work It is a Knock Against North Iowa Labor Many roofers, carpenters and workmen maintain THEIR HOMES IN NORTH IOWA. [They support their families in North Iowa? Employment has been scarce enough when divided among our own people. WHY give this work to itinerant roofers? CHECK ITINERANT ROOFER'S FIGURES! Are you absolutely sure that the "Fly-By-Night" roofer is measuring your roof correctly? Often times people pay FOR MORE SQUARES of Roofing than'actually required. Be sure to double check his figures. BETTER CONSULT A MASON CITY ROOFER, then you will be SURE to get the kind of a Roof you want, and at the RIGHT price! Have You Been Tricked Into Signing a Contract Today So As to Save 20% or 25% Discount? This method of HIGH PRESSURE Selling Should WARN YOU against the Itinerant Roof- er. As to their values, quality of work, and methods, WHAT GUARANTEE HAVE YOU that all will be as represented? What guarantee have you that the materials used will be up to standard quality, and at the RIGHT price? IT WILL PAY YOU TO THINK NOW! Before you let a "Fly-By-Night" Roofer put a roof on your house, ask yourself this question: What will I do in the future if the roof proves unsatisfactory? Of course, you will think about locating the Peddler but, HE HAS YOUR MONEY and is GONE LET A MASON CITY ROOFER do the job, for you know that he lives here, and will stand back of every job he does! The Itinerant Paint Peddler Tells You "He Sells' Cheaper"'... But, Does He? YOU BE THE JUDGE! Who Got the Bargain in This Case? An Actual Photograph unretouched -- showing "cheap paint" purchased from an Itinerant Peddler. This picture tells the story ·-- a complete failure, both from standpoints of protection and appearance. Note the surface--it will be necessary to go to the expense of burning or scraping all the old paint off before a re-paint job can be done. Another Actual Photograph In the same city -- another house. The paint used here was NOT purchased from an itinerant- paint peddler. This picture shows a WHITE LEAD, the essential to quality paint, job after FIVE YEARS. It is still good-the surface is smooth and in perfect shape for re-painting. Mason City dealers sell THIS kind of paint. \ CHIEF HAROLD WOLFE A WARNING From the Chief of Police to the Housewives and Other Citizens of This Community: THIS IS A WARNING to Beware of STRANGERS posing as solicitors, salesmen or inspectors calling at your homes. THEY SHOULD NOT BE ADMITTED UNTIL THEIR CREDENTIALS HAVE BEEN CHECKED UP AND VERIFIED and that you are SURE.that they are REPRESENTATIVES OF LOCAL BUSINESS FIRMS. IN MANY CASES Strangers without RELIABLE CREDENTIALS are "spotters" or locaters for professional criminals--and, according to police record, lack of caution on the part of the householders has often resulted in costly property losses and bitter experiences. DO NOT PAY CASH IN .ADVANCE to STRANGERS on an order for merchandise as IN MANY CASES THE CUSTOMER NEVER RECEIVED ANYTHING FOR THE CASH ADVANCED. DO NOT CASH CHECKS FOR STRANGERS or issue a check to a stranger on an order--often times these checks have been "altered" and later cashed by an innocent party. IT'S BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY--be SURE you KNOW WITH WHOM YOU ARE DEALING before granting admittance to your home. IN CASE YOU ARE SUSPICIOUS --phone the POLICE at once-Phone 2140--DO NOT DELAY IN THIS as the police department is anxious to co-operate with our citizens at all times, ONE NEED NOT BE AFRAID OF OFFENDING THE honest salesperson. KNOWN TO YOU--living here or representing a LOCAL FIRM--they will have their credentials with them and welcome investigation. PROTECT YOURSELF--6K FOR CREDENTIALS SHOWING IDENTITY. Harold Wolfe Chief of Police, Mason City Do NOT confuse representatives of Mason City stores with the itinerant peddler, for the former represent legitimate business houses who support all worthy projects, pay taxes and their sales people are entitled to an interview. Protect yourself. Ask the party who calls at your house for credentials from the employer! COPYRIGHT--THE CITY LOYALTY ASSOCIATION

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