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He Won and Received aFfye&assengerM
Overland Touring Car
Lome Hicks is a busy boy on a big farm, who won one of the finest prizes
ever awarded. I .
Lome entered one of the recent puzzle contests, and qualified his entry
promptly by securing only fiTe subscriptions. His entry was awarded first prize
by the Judges, and Lorne and his father came to Toronto and drore home their
magnificent car in pride. Many newspapers commented editorially on his win
ning this magnificent prize.
He wrote us the following letter in acknowledgment of his prize:
Dear Sirs: The Overland fire-passenger touring car has arrived and I
must say we are all greatly delighted with it. It seems a wonderful prize to
win with so little effort. Hare had many letters from readers of your magazine
from different parts of the country, some congratulating and others asking, was
ii reaiiy so, mat i received me urenana car.
I must say that the management of your magazine have been prompt and
courteous to me throughout the contest, and I wish your management every
success in the future.
LORNE E. HICKS.
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Winner of Chevrolet Touring Car in
I am pleased beyond measure to acknowledge receipt of your wire of the
5th inst.. Informing me that I was the successful winner of the first prize in the
great Puzzle Contest. It would be Impossible, gentlemen, for you to visualize
my complete happiness in the receipt of such glad tidings, sufficient to say that
I was absolutely dumbfounded with joy. Please Tonvey to your Judges my
sincere appreciation and thanks for the great honor which they have bestowed
upon my work.
In regard to the magazine, I consider it an excellent publication. In fact,
for its cost, I think it excels anything of its kind published. It seems to im
prove with every issue. Be assured that I shall do all that is possible in the
way of increasing its popularity in this city.
I only hope that my great success In this contest will be an Inspiration as
well as an inducement to others to try their luck. To such that may seem so
Inclined I would say, keep hammering; If you fail in one try the next. Keep
at it. Patience and perseverance overcomes many obstacles. As to getting sub
scriptions, get some sample copies and distribute them amongst your friends.
The rest Is easy. In other words, soliciting subscriptions becomes a pleasure
instead of a task. Follow advices as I have done, and success as it has mine,
will crown your effort. Before closing, I wish to thank you for your courtesy,
and hoping to hear from you at the earliest possible date.
Won Ford Touring Car He Got
$500.00 Cash !
Mr. Hugh A. Ross won the Ford Touring Car given as first prise In our
contest, but at his request we sent him 1500.00 cash in its place. Read what he
Gentlemen: I am in receipt today of your check for the cash prize you
have so kindly given me in place of the Ford tourin&,car, which I won as first
prize in your recent contest.
The cash is made doubly acceptable by the promptness with which you hare
sent it, and you are to be congratulated on the courteous, fair, and efficient way
in which you have conducted your contest. I have entered a great many con
tests, but never expected to win such a prize as this. ! j. J i
I would like to acknowledge my appreciation of the very evident fairness
to contestants with which you conducted this contest, and trust you will realise
sufficiently in advertising and circulation of your excellent magazine to repay
your outlay in furnishing a very Interesting and entertaining pastime tor your
numerous readers. j ,:: . i ,v.
If anyone refers to me, I will surely recommend them to enter every con
test as every one doing so is certainly repair a hundred times over for his
Tours truly, ' . .
HUGH A. ROSS. .
NOTE: Mr. Ross secured only four subscriptions in qualifying his entry.
Ford Car Put Him Through College
"W. P. Geddes won the Ford car given in our
1914 contest. This was the first car we ever
gave away, and after the judges had awarded
Mr. Geddes entry first plaee, he asked us for
cash in place of the car as he was attending
College and needed the money to complete his
course. He promptly recevied our check for
$550.00. He writes:
- Your letter in regard to first prize which
I won m 1914 is to hand. I received the check
for $550.00 on the exact date as promised, and
the money I received has afforded me no little
pleasure, besides helping me to defray my ex
penses at this college. I am now in the Agri
cultural department for the summer months. I
shall be very pleased to answer any letters
from your contestants which I receive regard
ing the winning of first prize.
W. P. GEDDES.
No Trouble Qualifying Entry Which
I am in receipt of your letter of May 30.
You may ship the High-Oven Range, my prize
in your latest contest, as soon as convenient.
I did not have much trouble to secure sub
scriptions to qualify my entry, and the sub
scribers to your magazine who have spoken to
me said that they liked it very well. I also,
being a subscriber, enjoy reading its pages.
HERMINA DES ROCHES.
Won Magnificent $450.00 Piano
Mrs. Clark answered last season's puzzle
and complied with the qualifying condition in
a very short time. She was delighted with
her prompt reward for this service, and could
hardly believe her good fortune when the
judges decided that her entry took second place
and she got the beautiful $450 piano. Read
Dear Sir: I cannot tell you how delighted
I was to receive your telegram and to learn 1
had been awarded the second prize. It cer
tainly was a surprise and a great pleasure to
me to find that I had won a $450.00 prize.
I am sending my photograph with this let
ter and would very much appreciate it if you
will kindly return same when you have finished
with it, as I have no copy. It will be one of
my greatest pleasures to tell all my friends of
my good fortune and persuade them to read
our fine woman's magazine.
"Wishing you every success and assuring
you of my endeavors to increase the circulation
of your magazine, I remain your happy con
testant, MRS. FLORENCE CLARK.
Never Exjected It, Still Bryden Foster
I have just received a check for $150.00, and
it certainly was a great surprise to me, as I
never expected, to get first prize, but I am very
glad and will do all I can to boost your maga
zine. I have not had my picture taken since I
was a baby, but will get one taken right away
and send it to you.
Thanking you very much, I am
Yours very truly,
' , BRYDEN POSTER.
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Said that great Movie Producer, Cesar B.
De Miller, to his hated rival, Movie Producer
David Warkfield Griffin, "I have just engaged
four of the greatest Moving Picture Stars in
America for my next big Moving Picture
Play." Of course this made Griffin angry be
cause he likes to be the greatest of all the
great Movie Producers and he tried his best
to persuade De Miller to tell him the names of
the great Movie Stars. Just to tantalize him,
Cesar B. De Miller gave David Warkfield Grif
fin four secret codes representing the names of
the four Movie Stars ke had engaged and told
him that if he had brains enough to discover
the names from these secret codes he deserved
to know them. It was too much of a puzzle for
Griffin, so it is said he called in Scotland Yard
and offered them a thousand dollars if they
would discover the names for him from the
exactly as you would any other sum of figures,
four secret codes that De Miller had given him.
This was an easy job for the great Scotland
Yard Detective Force, and in less than an hour
they had the four names. They gave the names
to Griffin and also gave him their system for
working out their clues.
HERE IS THE WAY THEY DID IT.
easy," said Chief-of -Detectives
"I have worked out four sums
which you see beneath each one of the four
"Add up these four sums and your totals
give you the four clues to the four names.
"You go about it this way. Each secret
code has ten letters to it. Each letter repre
sents a number. The first letter of the code
represents 1, the second letter represents 2,
the third letter represents 3, and so on. The
tenth letter in each code represents the cipher
0 instead of 10.
"Each sum, as you see, Instead of numbers
is made up of letters, but it contains only the
letters that are contained in the code above it.
"Now change the letters of each sum into
their equivalent numbers, according to the code
above, putting them down line by line from left
to right exactly as the letters ; for instance, the
first letter of the first sum is N. N as you will
see is the first letter of the secret code above
that sum and therefore represents number 1
H, the second letter in the first line of the first
sum is the eighth letter in the code above it,
therefore it represents number 8.
"After you have changed every letter of
the sum into a number, add up the sum just
exactly as you would any other sum of figures
and the total that you get gives you your clues
to the names of the Movie Stars.
4 ' Then work out your clues this Way : ;
"Beginning at the left-hand side of the
total of your sum change each figure of the
total back to its letter as represented in .the
secret code above the sum ; for instance, I can
tell you that the first number of the total of the
first sum is 7. The letter C is the seventh letter
in the code above the first sum, therefore the
first letter represented by your total is letter
C. Now change every number of your total in
the same way and you will have the name of
the Movie Star represented by that sum."
This is not an easy problem, but patience
and perseverance may find you the names of
the great Movie Stars. For the best answers
submitted we will pay the following prizes:
This Great Contest Is Absolutely FREE of Expense.
Send In Your Answers Today!
This great contest is being conducted by I
The Statesman Publishing Co., Salem, Ore
gon, one of the largest and best known pub
lishing houses in Oregon. This is your guar
antee that the prizes will be awarded with ab
solute fairness and squareness to you and every
other contestant. Frankly, it is Intended to
introduce The Pacific Homestead, Oregon's
Greatest Farm Magazine, and The Northwest
Poultry Journal, the leading poultry magazine
of the Pacific Northwest. You may enter and
win the best of prizes whether you are a sub
scriber to either of these publications or not
and moreover, you will neither be asked nor
expected to take these magazines or spend a
single penny of your money to compete.
Here is the idea The Pacific Homestead is
the oldest and best farm magazine published in
the Pacific Northwest, issued weekly, it has a
very large number of readers. The Northwest
Poultry Journal is also very widely reaa ana
has the largest circulation of any magazine in
its class published in the Pacific Northwest. !
But our motto is one of our magazines in every
home. We want more readers to become ac
quainted with these famous publications.
Therefore, when we acknowledge your entry to
the contest and you know your standing for
the prizes, we shall send you without cost a
copy of our very latest issues. Then in order
to qualify your entry to be sent on for the
judging and awarding of the grand prizes, you
will be asked to assist us in carrying on this big
introduction plan by showing your copies to
just four friends or neighbors, who will ap
preciate these reallyworth while magazines and
want them to come to them regularly two
readers to The Pacific Homestead and two
readers to The Northwest Poultry Journal, or
any other combination you like to make four.
You will easily fulfill this simple condition in a
few minutes of your spare time, and we will
even send copies to each of your friends if you
HOW TO SEND YOUR SOLUTIONS.
Use only one side of the paper that con
tains names of the Movie Stars, and put your
name and address (stating Mr., Mrs. or Miss)
in the upper right-hand corner. If you wish
to write anything but your answers, use a sep
arate sheet of paper.
Three independent judges, having no con
nection whatever with this firm, will award
the prizes, and the answers gaining 250 points
will take the First Prize. You will get 25 points
for every name completed correctly. 40 points
will be awarded for general neatness, style,
spelling, punctuation, etc., 10 points for hand
writing, and 100 points for fulfilling the condi
tions of the contest. Contestants must agree
to abide by the decision of the judges.
The contest will close at 5 p. m., November
30, 1921, immediately after which answers will
be judged and the prizes awarded. Address
your answers today to :
The Great Movie Mystery, Statesman Publishing Co., Salem, Oregon
Easy Work to Get Subscriptions Easy to
Win Prizes I
Your letter advising me that I have been awarded
a prize is received with pleasure.
The way I got my subscriptions was not very hard
work, as it was near Christmas and your paper makes
a ni!e Christmas present. I know that the people who
subscribed to your magazine enjoy it very much,
v I, myself, am quite pleased with my own paper, and
the good stories that are in it.
Yours" very truly,
Little Girl Wins Big Prize
Dear Sir: Your letter was certainly a surprise for
me. You don't know how happy I am that I was lucky
enough to win the third prize, $50.00. I took ill some
time ago, and couldn't get any more subscriptions but
two, but I am up and about now and I expect to get
some more subscriptions as soon as possible.
1 think everybody should read this beautiful and
great magazine. I certainly enjoy reading it.
He Won the Ford Car in Great Percy-Puzzled
Dear Sirs: This being Thanksgiving Day, I can
think of no more appropriate time in which to acknowl
edge and thank you for the delightful information
which your letter contains, informing me that I have
been awarded Special First Prize in "Percy's Puz
zled ! ' ' contest, of the Ford touring car.
Indeed this was entirely surprising and unexpected.
I can find no expression of my thanks to the judges
and the awarding me such a magnificent prize.
Again thanking you, I beg to remain,
Yours very sincerely,
ROY C. McGRATH.
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Wins Waltham Gold Watch !
Your cable of May 5th was received, containing the
good news of my success in your "War Proverb" Com:
petition, also letter of recent date confirming same.
I am more than thankful to you for your kindness
to me, also the competition. In fact, I feel as if you
have taken a personal interest in me all through.
Wishing your magazine every success and certainly
the Contest Manager, I beg to remain, j i
THESE LETTERS ARE GUIDE POSTS TO YOUR OWN BRILLIANT SUCCESS