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About The Polk County post. (Independence, Or.) 1918-19?? | View Entire Issue (April 2, 1920)
Absolutely Free Saturday Night, May 22nd, by
Get in the Game Today and Ride in Your Own Car May 23rd.
Costs Nothing to-Try! Everybody Wins!
>men-=married or single—and Boys and Girls of the More Ambitious Sort, Residing in Independence,
red and You P( sitively Cannot Lose. Every Participant Will Be Rewarded for liis or Her Effort. Read
end them in at once for yourself or a friend. A good start is the battle half won.
THE PLAN IN BRIEF
Purchased from and on exhibition at
Auto Utilities Co.
The object of this big prize distribution is two-fold; primarily to increase the already
large subscription list of The Folk County Post: to collect arrearages and advance subscription
payments from present or old subscribers, and at the same time to eiford our friends and
readers an unparalleled opportunity to profit, and in a BIG way, through their spare time
during the next few weeks. So, it it is a plan ttiat works both ways and to the ultimate
good of all concerned.
In order to gain this end quickly and advantageously, the most valuable and attractive
list of prizes ever offered by a local newspaper in this section of the stute has been made
ready for distribution among those who participate most heartily. Ambition and energy are
the only requisites for success.
The plan adopted is the fairest and most impartial conceivable. There will be no
“double vote offers" or anything ot the kind, nor will there be any special prizes offered, or
any other inducements whatever inauguarated during the life of the contest. The plan of the
campaign is straight-forward und simple, and is fully outlined in this announcement.
Let it he understood at the very outset th at this is not a “beauty' nor "popularity" con
test, but a strictly legitimate competitive proposition for enterprising men and women, and
one into which no element of chance enters. One feature of this competition is the fact that
there will be no losers in this race.
HOW TO ENTER THE CONTEST
xwell Touring Car, Worth $1230.00
The first step in order to become a candidate and compete for a prize is to clip the nom
ination coupon appearing below; fill in your name and address and mail, or deliver, to tlie
Contest Dept. The Polk County Post, Independence, Oregon. This coupon entitles you, or the
person whom you might nominate, to 5,000 FRRE votes. These votes are given you us a
starter, and speeds you on your way to win. Only one sucli nomination coupon will be ac
cepted for each candidate nominated.
The next step is to call on, or write, the Contest Dept, for a FREE working outfit (con
sisting of a receipt book, list of subscribers in your locality, sample copies, etc.)
Thus equipped, you have but to call to see your friends ami neighbors, relatives and ac
quaintances, und have them clip the free coupons from their papers and pay up their sub
scriptions to Tiie Polk County Post through you. That’s all there is to it! However, you will
never "get anywhere" unless you make the start; and, while it will not be a very difficult
m atter to win the first grand prize, at the same time it will be no child's game. You must
plan out your work the same as any successful business man plans out his work for the
season, and, above everything else, don t let anyone discourage you. Anything worth hav
ing is worth striving for. Seven short weeks and you may be riding in your own automobile!
HOW VOTES ARE SECURED
and on exhibition
EARLY START MEANS EASY ITNISH
The advantages of an early start are manifest. Not only do you have the FULL SEVEN
WEEKS in which to secure the winning votes, hut now and up to and including Saturday,
May 1st., you will receive the maximum schedule of votes on subscriptions. Then, too, the
first in the field will undoubtedly get the "cream" of the votes anil subscriptions, while
those who put off entering until a later date will have to take what is lefj.
Don't lose valuable time “waiting to see what the other fellow is going to do", but pitch
in and show the “other fellow” how to do it.
THE ADVISORY BOARD
Sncond Grand Prize
car expenses enroute, and a 5-day all-expense-paid motor trip through the
w s to n e
m set aside to be distributed in the form of
ty per cent basis. Any candidate who re-
ing a regular cash report, but fails to win
s commission feature. THINK OF IT! One
cket if von fail to win a prize. This arrange-
eans that Tit EKE WILL HE NO LOSERS
e liberal than iliis (
DNE OR WRITE “CONTEST DEPT.” THE
Lloyd Swain, Contest Mgr.
It takes votes to win, and votes are secured in two ways: First, by clipping the free cou
pons from the papers. There is no limit to the number you may secure. Begin gathering
them NOW while they are worth 100 votes each. After next week these coupons will be re
duced to 50 votes; the following week to only 10 votes, and after that they will be discon
tinued entirely. The only restriction pluced on voting these coupons is that they must be
deposited at the Contest Dept, on or before the expiration date printed thereon. Get your
friends to saving the coupons for you—they all count.
The other, and much faster way, to get votes is by securing new and renewal subscrip
tions to The Polk County Post On each subscription turned in a certain number of votes
are issued, the number varying according to the amount paid and during which "period"
same are received at the Contest Dept. (See schedule of votes below). So, you see, the more
subscriptions you secure, the more votes you get> and the better your chances ure to win the
grand capital prize.
It i s the sincere aim of this newspaper to conduct this contest, from start to finish, in a
fair, honorable und impartial manner. Every precaution has been taken to safeguard the
Interests of participants, and absolute honesty in all dealings is guaranteed.
However, not all wisdom lies with any one man or institution, and for that reason an
Advisory Board lias been decided upon, whose functions shall be to decide any question of
sufficient moment that might happen to arise during the competition, and from which a
committee shall be selected to count the votes and award the prizes the last night of the con
The personell of this bonrd is as follows:
Mayor W. H. Walker,
Capt. C. L. Stidd Rt. 2,
Dr. H. C. Dunsinore,
B. F. Swope, City Recorder,
J. S. Bohannon.
Maj. Lewis Rose, Rt. 2,
All of these gentlemen are well known to everyone in Polk Cnunlv and Hie final results
as given out by them, will be beyond dispute.
SCHEDULE OF VOTES AND SUBSCRIPTION RATE Or THE POLK COUNTY POST
$25 IN GOLD
Embracing the first four weeks Embracing the fifth and sixth Embracing the seventh and
(terminating May 1st), the fol weeks (terminating May 15th f last week (terminating May
lowing number of votes will lie the following number of votes 22), the following numoer of
votes will lie Issued on sub-
issued on subscriptions:
1 year .
. $150. 3,000 1 year __ .... $1.50 2,000 1 year ......... 81.50
8,000 2 y e a rs ___ .... $3 00 6,000 2 y e a rs......... . $3.00
. $4.50 12,500 3 years .. .... $4 50 10,000 3 y e a rs......... . $4.50
..87.50 25,000 5 years .... .... $7.50 20,000 5 y e a rs......... .. $7.50 15,000
The above srhedule of votes is on a declining scale basis and positively will not be changed dur
ing the competition. However, a sperial ballot good for 50,000 votes, will be issued on every
"club' of 815 turned in. This arrangement will lie in effect throughout the entire campaign
and is to be considered a part of the regular schedule. There will be no extra votes offered,
«pxtra prizes given or any other inducement whatever inaugurated during this campaign. Be-
memlier this and lay your plans accordingly. No subscriptions will he accepted for less th*m
one year nor for more than five years in advance for any one candidate.