The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana on May 5, 1930 · Page 6
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The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana · Page 6

Tipton, Indiana
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Monday, May 5, 1930
Page 6
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PAGE SIX THE TIPTON DAILY TRIBUNE Ate You Feeding or tfyrow your chicken feed around carelessly and the first thing you know you'll havtid flock of blackbirds camping in your back yard. These feathered pests will greedily devour everything in sight — and then they are gone. They are ho good to you — nor to anyone else. Save your chicken feed for your chickens — make sure that they GET it—and you will eat fried chicken with cream bravy. Now, although you have probably neveV thought of it in that way, buying uour supplies for the home is much like this business of feeding the birds. :iini You can spend your money in the- chain stores, and have it carried away to New York—never to return. That is feeding blackbirds. , Or. you can spend your money the independent, home owned stores and have it remain here in your community to help build it up —to improve our schools and streets — to provide wages for our workmen—to make our city prosperous. That's feeding chickens. Whi ' This city—ANY city—is judged by the type of retail stores which it supports—by its shopping section—its Main Streets." Are we going to turn over this entire retail business to the chain corporations and let them drain the resources of our home town into the big city? Remember that the chain stores pay a mere pittance in local taxes (purposely cutting their stock down at. assessing time ;that they recognize no obligation to support oat home institutions or activities: that their sole interest is in seeing how much money they can' TAKE OUT of the community; rather than in what they can do to help build it up. On the other hand, the home, owned, kdme managed independent stores are interested in building up our cityi Their homes are here. They support our] churches, schools and other institutions. They pay taxes here—HEAVY taxes. Their profits are invested here; and find their way back into circulation liere to provide more work and pay more wages. They offer you more complete selections, with no attempt to palm ich are YOU feeding—blackbirds, or chickens? off private brand or unbranded goods with a few pennies as the bait.! Are you feeding blackbirds—or chickens? savings These Independent Home-town Merchants Merit Your Patronage e & Moore & Mason Mentzer 5& 1© Store W. N. McGraw ft . J, .01,

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