Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on September 12, 1935 · Page 7
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Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas · Page 7

Pampa, Texas
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Thursday, September 12, 1935
Page 7
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Beware OF STRANGERS To The Citizens and Housewives of Pampa: THIS IS A WARNING issued for the protection of Pampa 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 Selling Schemes reported to the Police recently by the housewives and citizens the following is issued: STRANGERS SHOULD NOT BE ADMITTED to your homes UNTIL THEIR CREDENTIALS HAVE BEEN CHECKED UP AND VERIFIED —and that you ARE SURE YOU KNOW the party at your door to be a LOCAL PAMPA CITIZEN deserving your consideration. ONE NEED NOT BE AFRAID of offending the HONEST SALESMAN, living here, or REPRESENTING A'. LO. C'A-L . BUSINESS FIRM. .He will have his CREDENTIALS WITH HIM—that is why all are required to carry their identification SO AS TO PROTECT YOU. DO NOT PAY CASH IN ADVANCE .to Strangers on orders, as in many cases the customer has. NEVER RECEIVED THE MERCHANDISE — nor has there been any refund of the cash-in-advance payment. 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. 555. DON'T DELAY IN THIS—as it will enable our police to overtake anyone making false representations at your home, IT'S BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY— Protect yourself —• BE SURE you know who the Stranger is at your door before allowing him admittance to your home. ASK FOR IDENTIFICATIONS. S. A. HURST, Chief of Ppljce, Patnpa, T<?*» It is being worked with all kinds of merchandise-especially hosiery and underwear* WHO HOLD 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 small cash consideration and a little work. WANT TO PEDDLER t prey upon your friends—if you do try this one— here is a typical promise—made to you by the real slick peddler— OF HOSE Looks Good on the Face of it—What? and figure this—The Slick Peddler offers you a contract with three coupons for Here is where you work your friends. You are to sell these coupons to three friends at $1.00 each and WS-iEN 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 made PEDDLERS out of three friends—and before they can seaSszc anything for their cash they have that "little bit of work" to do—that is 1'create more Peddlers among their friends"—so on—so on— indefinitely. II" you do complete"this~very simple contract—and your hose are delivered you are out $1.00|net, your three friends are out $4.00 each—or $12.00—and this firm has collected $13.00* WHO reaSSy pays for your hose? The firm or your friends? SOi IrUSllL 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— Who Would Hold The Sack? is 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? Jf the firm should quit voluntarily, What Then ? BUSINESS SENSE to expect a firm of this kind to give each of its customers $10.00 worth of hose for $1.00; ,, You can NOT take out of any business more than isp;:tinto it. <=r A G AIN—Beware of * these Endless Chain Schemes—there are several varieties being offered today. fa illnesses with Itinerant jj y cysioiJT •A mwy

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