Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on July 7, 1932 · Page 3
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 3

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 7, 1932
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w, arninff ,)*Housewives and Citizens of «^p , Kossuth County ,i. THIS IS A WARNING: To beware of thieves posing as solicitors j l i or inspectors. Strangers seeking admittance to premises as salesmen, .solicitors, or inspectors SHOULD NOT BE ADMITTED UNTIL THEIR CREDENTIALS HAVE BEEN CHECKED and VERIFIED THROUGH D E - PENDABLE LOCAL PERSONS. In many cases strangers, without verified credentials, are thieves or "spotters" for professional criminals and according to police'records lack of caution by the householders in admitting such, strangers often results in costly property losses and bitter experiences. It is natural to expect an influx of peddlers during the spring and summer months — as with the dandelion on the lawn the peddler appears* on the porch offering through ,a cleverly prepared sales. talk "something free"? to gain admittance to the home so as to show their wares. Often times HIGH PRESSURE METHODS are used in securing an order and in most every instance there is required • a •> cash-in-advance payment. DO NOT PAY CASH IN ADVANCE, TO STRANGERS—Know first who you are dealing with. Many times checks have been given to the peddler and later the party'issuing the check has made attempts to cancel the order and Stop payment on the check only to find that a third and innocent party has cashed the check, On the face of it *tWs is a poor way to do business." , '<i ,' '. '.-•.:•. • •: : ft'l better to be SAFE than sorry. BE WR|iYOU KNOW WHO THE PEDDLER IS before you permit him to e^er your home. i'11' 1 •> >, *t. You 1 <!o jjot'need to hesitate to ASK FOR CREDENTIALS-Any representative from a local busi- new firm calling pn you will haye cre4entl*l» jw4 they welcome SMfcMwiWiy^tliat, fa why they »r(| rBairtr§4;t» carry Jdentlflca- ^ again IF 1 1 BI4-T w « *m ".fv IT;- ' -' r * , yow?.^**! »Pt fe»^ proper a -t i •-• f. ."• f^ * * m »_ ' - 1 A*. -. ^.tk «•»! * 99a fREST ASSURED that he will be prepared with "Free Samples"-* and all the clever phrases atad sales arguments which Master Peddlers nave been able to assemble—and some of this ammunition will be so effectively Disguised that it will seemreasonable when considered from the peddler's point of view. YOU ASK THE PEDDLER Do You or the firm you represent create any employment for^my family or my neighbors? fif?f How Much Money Do You or your firm pay toward the upkeep of our public schools—wherein my children obtain their education? Would I have a place to worship IF I depended upon the subscriptions paid by YOU or Your Firm? How Much are you as a Door Bell Ringer, or your firm, taxed towards the upkeep of our Police.and Fire Departments which offer ample protec^ tion for my Aomef * i ^ < HOW Much do you, Mr. Peddler, or your company pay towards the support of our general welfare work? Remember Your Merchant is maintaining a business institution— hiring Local Help-- which is a factor in your city. He is rea0y to serve you at ALJ* TIMES and He Pays His Share on all of the above requirements. D , * ; YOU Would NOT Be Guided in money matters— or in politics by this Wandering* Door-Bell-Ringer. WHY be influenced by him in making your decision between the RIGHT and Wrong thing to do in supplying your heeds* * l ' l - is '-' ' 1 i Be On" Your Guard For This One ./'i am glad M«. Housewife to find you and N 8 tioa.Uy Advertued, etc," He wiU ende.vor to conviiic* you himself • « 8p ecl«l-hom^m<^epre»ent«tive"-«iiaU m«n * " ' * , , , PLAY $AFE B« Sorry Yon Buy than sorry you did. i" - !*V

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