The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana on April 28, 1930 · Page 6
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The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana · Page 6

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Monday, April 28, 1930
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PAGE SIX Chains can wean STRENGTH and PROTECTION — or they can mean SLAVERY! > Clmin STORES mean STRENGTH—ADDED wealth for a few folks in New York and other large cities. They mean SLAVERY to OUR CITY, and to the thousands of other communities like ours throughout the country. "How?" you ask. Simply by taking money out of our city every week — every day — and not putting anything back into it. Let a farmer take nourishment out of his soil year after year without fertilizing, plowing in a crop of clover or otherwise putting back into the soil a part of what he takes out of it, and pretty soon he will have a. run-down, worn-out farm \thdt won't produce enough to pay the interest on the mortgage, pet a manufacturer continually take money out of his business without butting any thing back into it in the form of new equipment, new customers, etc., and pretty soon he will have neither a plant nor a business. ! It's the same way with a city. If you spend your money with the chain stores, where it is carted off to New York or some other big city—never to return—you are helping fasten the shackles of financial slavery on your city. These chain stores take more money out of this community than you probably realize. This money, remember, is gone for good. Neither directly nor indirectly will it ever find its way back into circulation here. On the other hand, when you spend your money with the local independent stores, your money stays here at home to create more business—pay more wages—pave more street — build better schools— create more jobs. These home owned, home managed stores put back into the community a large part of the money you spend with them. They pay taxes here—not merely on their merchandise — but on their homes. They contribute to the support of local institutions and local charities. They contribute not only their money but their time and their efforts to every community activity and enterprise. And, in addition, they carry complete stocks of standard brand merchandise—they make no attempt: to foist off private or unknown brands at alleged lower prices—thw extend many accommodations such as credit, telephone ordering, delivery service, etc. Have you dations? ever tried asking a chain store for any of these accommo- These Independent Home-town Merchants Merit Your Patronage

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