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AnVERTlSEMENT ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT AD\ ERTISEMENT. ADVERTISEMENT. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT The Government Has Asked Us To Help UNION AM 0* : *a? W _ ATKIMO **-?" ocaaaaaia?t r?*a uaa ?UMfl O* aaaaaflfl I *S***i B5 ~B B ?.i.*a*.Ma.a_?< ?-*? OM*a?iaini|i.Oaxr ?*?ti iaw ia? a-oAaai aa Washington, D. C. 5:53 P. HC. , Oet. 16, 1917 Reoo"*3*neniations of comrnercial econoray board of council of national defense for restricting nurr.Oer of daily deliveries, Qliminating special deliveries, and reduclng time limit on return privilege have been adopted in cities and towna with population more than fifteen million people. Merchants in le_ding cirtes in all parte of the country are co-operatin^. Putlic is readily acco?nodating itself to restricted delivery service. Result is that stores are operating with considerably smaller forces instead of seeking to replace men entering national service with others drawn from the ehipyarda, mines, factories, or other work essential for carrying on the war. Board atrongly urges the marchants of your city to curtail delivery service and return goods privilege Just na far as possible and believes that ycu can count upen co-operation of public, These are measures of war time efficiency* Commercial Economy Board Council of National Defense. We ask the Public to help us to help the Government WE know that the appeal oi the Government made through the stores of New York will not fail upon deaf ears. We believe it will be unnecessary for the merchants to adopt vanous rules regulating or withdrawing privileges that the public has been accustomed to, for we feel that the Government's request made through the merchants will be sufficient in itself. fhe only rule adopted some time ago by the undersigned merchants is as follows: No goods Will be received for credit or exchange that are nol offered to us within seven days from receipt. This rule does not apply to merchandise that is sold on a striclly non-relurnable basis for sanitary or other reasons. The response lo our appeal has already resulted in an important decrease in the number of needless returns and we have been greatly aided in our endeavor to KEEP DOWN THE PRICE OF MERCHANDISE in <pite of the great increases that we have been compelled to pay. It is not only everyone's patriotic duty toavoid waste in men and materials, but it is imperative, if the retail price of merchandise is to be kept down m spite of the constantly increasinq cost, that the waste in distributing be eliminated. You will help us in making a sav.ng that will be yours rf you Return As Little As Possible Goods thoughtlessly bought and afterwards returned mean waste, decreased efficiency, higher cost to the public and loss to the merchant. Take Small Parcels With You If you carry small parcels, we will not be compelled to replace the men from our De'ivery Departments who have entered the National Serv ces. Avoid Asking for SPECIAL Deliveries, They Require Additional Men and Equipment. Shop in the Morning Hours SaVingS tO YOU and more salary to the sales people, as the sales per m'i time is evenly and profitably employed over the entire business day. Saving in Labor as the derk's time is all profitably employed, there fore less clerks are required. Early Shopping reSllltS in satisfactory, comfortable shopping, as the sales people have the time to show full assortments. SavingS in materials by the avoidance of all kinds of errors made in hurried purchases. Abraham -& Straus B. AKman & Co. Arnold Constable & Co., Inc. Best & Co. Bloomintfdale Bros. Gimbel Brothers Greenhut Ccmpany H. C. F. Koch & Co. Frederick Loeser & Co. Lord & Taylor R. H. Macy & Co. James McCreery & Co. Stern Brothers A. I. Namm & Son Oppenheim, Collins & Co. Saks & Company Franklin Simon & Co.