Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on September 8, 1932 · Page 7
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 7

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Thursday, September 8, 1932
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1932, HmUHHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIHIIIIIIIIIIIlliini,.,.,.,. KOSSUTM COttNTY ADVANCE. ALQONA. IOWA '''''''I'liiiiiininiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiw Warning Housewives and ^? of ^ Kossuth County THIS IS A WARNING: To beware of thieves posing as solicitors 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 DEPENDABLE 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 re. quired - 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 PWty, issuing the check has made attempts to cancel the order and stop payment on the check only to find that ft third and innocent party has cashed the check, On the face of it "this is a poor way to do business." •.• •, . .. - , - -' • •„.- • •It's better to be SAFE than sorry. BE SURE YOU KNOW WHO THE PEDDJJER IS before you permit him to enter your home, You do not need to hesitate to ASK FOB CREDENTIALS—Any representative from a local business fir\n calling on you will have credentials and they welcome ,SUQU Inquiry—that is why they are required to carry identification and credential cards, IF you fin4 that the peddler at your door does not have proper identification phone the sheriff's office (phqne number 233) as this office is willing to cooperate with at nil times, I,. B. HOVEY, Kossuth County, Iowa. *f this endless U it • ^ «M 3 m V.. *&-.' i ; : S> ;»y DO YOU WANT TO BECOME A PEDDLER $10 WORTH OF HOSE FOR Looks Good on the Face of it—What? It is being worked with all kinds of merchandise- especially hosiery and underwear* WHO WILL HOLD THE SACK? 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. $1 TRY and figure this-«thTSlic£ r Peddler offers you a contract with three coupons for kOO. Here is where you work your friends. You are to sell these coupons to three A * ^ ani ! 7$S* eacl ? of these friends send in $3.00 for similar coupon outfits or a total of $9.00 are supposed to get $10.00 worth of some kind of hose* ^^ u *k a y«i^?i de i?? D x DLE ^?, out of three .friends—and before they can realize anything for their caah '•- A J t- T i at llttle blt of work" to do—that is "create more Peddlers among their friends w --so on~so on— indefinitely. MM II* you do complete this very simple contract—and your hose are delivered you are out $ LOOfnet, your three friends are out $4.00 each—or $12.00—and this firm has collected $13.00. WHO really pay* for your hose? The firm or your friends? SUPPwSE the firm fails—after having paid for your $10.00 worth of hose out of the $13.00 collected? How could this f km refund the $12.00 invested by your friends? What about the running expenses of an of f ice and salaries of this f km— Who Would Hold The Sack? IF the practice and policy of the Government hi 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? If the firm should quit voluntarily; What Then? IT IS NOT* 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 is putinto ife AGAIN-Beware of th*»* Endless Chain Schemes—there are several varieties being offered How much profit do you pay the peddler? 10 per cent or 100 per cent? v ""? ' • i ^f . ," . „ ,\4Sh. ' •> •> I I ^V;

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