OCR Interpretation

The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 12, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 10

Image and text provided by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL

Persistent link: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045487/1915-07-12/ed-1/seq-10/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

Miss Olive Wyndham, an actress,
whose engagement to W. Kirkpatrick
Brice, son of the late United States
Senator Calvin S. Brice of Ohio, has
just been announced.
o o
Turn to the want ad section of a
newspaper. Run down the columns
until he heading "Agents Wanted"
is reached. Read that
In this column may be noted such
phrases as "profits $10 daily and up,"
"$80-a-week proposition," "250 per
cent profit."
Investigator Speek of the federal
Industrial relations commission says
"Agents Wanted" section of the clas
sified ads is the greatest crime in
American newspaperdom. And that
is saying a lot, for Speek is a special
ist in trailing crookedness in news
paper advertising.
"The scheme is this," said Speek.
"A man responds to an ad for an
agent that tells of great profits to be
had. Sometimes the ad is all right
and the man may get sales privileges
that will bring in real money. Very
often the opposite is true. When the
applicant reaches the office of the ad
vertiser he is told that he must buy
a sample case. This sample case is
sold to the man for many times its
real value. When the can starts to
canvass he find he cannot sell the
things represented in the case. He
goes back to the office, but he seldom
gets his money back.
"The one who advertised never ex
pected to hire the man as a canvass
er. He knew the goods would not
sell. He simply makes a business of
selling sample cases as great profit
to the gullible ones who apply.
"Responsibility should rest on the
newspapers. They accept these
crooked ads by which men are some
times wheedled out of all their little
savings. Of course, the'threwd man
will not be duped by such tactics. But
the pond is large, the suckers many,
the promise of big returns is an allur
ing bait and the want ad the hook."
August Peterson, who says he is
a soap manufacturer with offices in
the Lytton bldg., has been arrested
and charged with working a confi
dence game by taking deposits from
men employed to sell soap and refus
ing to return the money when they
o o
(From the Webster (S. O'Reporter)
Wesley Kading, who is employed in
a moving picture theater in Sioux
Falls, arrived Saturday to spend two
weeks' vacation shooting and visit
ing his parents and friends!
o o
Lady (to new maid) How dare
you talk to me that way? And you
call yourself a lady's maid!
Maid I don't call myself that now,
M'am but I was one before I got this '

xml | txt