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About The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 15, 1922)
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the Puzzles Win Two Big Cash Prizes
Some Interesting Letters Written By Prize Winners In Former Puzzle Contests
WON $25.00 CASH PRIZE
WON $200.00 CASH PRIZE
v" r .,, McMlnnTllle. Ore.. Jan. . 1922,
Movie Contest Editor,
i?recefred Jour caah prixe of $200.00 from your recent
, Movie. Mystery Contest I wish to thank 70a Terr much.
1 find that the contests carried on by 70a people are not
fakes, bat Just what they are represented to be.
I mar nse this wonderful cash prize to help finish op my
.Thanking 700 again, I remain Jours sincerely,
' " ANNA KIRBT.
WON $100.00 CASH PRIZE
Mt. Angel, Ore.. Jan. 6, 1922.
, The Statesman .Publishing Co.,
v Salem, Oregon,
Dear Sirs: "
Only too gladly do I acknowledge the receipt of the check
-for "one hundred dollars' awarded me as second prise in
your recent contest. To opponents, this appreclatory letter
shall serve as an evidence of your upright and fair dealing
with 70Qt contestants.
in securing suhscrlhers for your nseful publications. I had
little difficulty, although there were several contestants in
our town. The work was a pleasure, as well as a pastime,
and I hope to solicit more subscriber a. in the future. I. too,
met' with opposition, but did not let myself be dissuaded from
carrying out that upoa which I had determined and believed
From the very first I resolved to use the prize money,
should I be so fortunate as to win. for purchasing or con
tributing to the purchase of an "electric ironing machine"
so that the work In our laundry could be minimized.
In conclusion, I thank you most sincerely for your courtesy
and promptness and extend my appreciation to the worthy
Wishing you a very successful and prosperous year, I am
Tours very truly,
SISTER M. SOPHIEI.
WON $50.00 CASH PRIZE
80S Croju St, Salem. Ore.. Jan. 10, 1922.
Statesman Publishing Co..
Dear Sirs: "
. 't, After entering the Movie Mystery Contest I was surely
surprised when I was notified that I was the winner of a $50
prize. I wish to thank yon for the same and for the receiving
of It so? promptly when I stepped Into your office.
.i k .' Tours truly,
,n,'"V ED. SPROED.
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HE WON AND RECEIVED A FIVE-PASSENGER
OVERLAND TOURING CAR
LoVne Illcks Is a busy boy on a big farm, who won one of
the finest prises ever awarded.
Lome entered one of the recent puzzle contests, and quail
fled his entry prompt hy securing only five subscriptions.
HU entry was awarded first prize by the judges, and Lorne
and his father came to the, city and drove borne their magnifi
He wrote us the following letter in acknowledgment of his
Dear Sirs: The Overland five-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 Have
received many letters from readers of your magazine from
different parts of the country, some congratulating and others
asking, was it "really so, that I received the Overland 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.
i" - LORNE E. HICKS.
LITTLE GIRL WINS BIG PRIZE
Dear Sir: Tour 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 111 some time ago, and
couldn't get any more subscriptions but two, but I am up
and about bow and I expect to get some more subscriptions
as aoon as possible.
I think everybody should read this beautiful and great
magazine, , I certainly enjoy reading it
Puyallup, Wash.. Jan. 9, 1922.
The Statesman Publishing Co..
215-217 South Commercial Street, Salem. Ore.
I acknowledge with thanks your letter of the 4 th, Inclosing
check for $25.00. I also wish to thank you for your kind
consideration, and promptness in answering my letters con
cerning the contest You are to be congratulated on your
fairness in judging and awarding the prizes.
I wish to say that this was the easiest $25.00 that I ever
earned; at first I Just did It for fun, but alter receiving your
encouraging letter, I gQt busy In earnest. I never did believe
in puzzles, I thought they were all fakes, and I still firmly
believe that' The Statesman Publishing Company is the only
fair company concerning puzzles.
I was very happy to receive the money. It was like a real
gilt from Santa. I bought my sister a nice new satin dress
she had wanted for a long time. The Statesman made me
happy so I thought It only fair to make someone else happy.
If the way to real success is In making others happy, your
company should be very successful the coming year of 1922.
I wish to remain your ever grateful friend, and again1
thanking you for the prize. Yours very truly,
(MISS) PEGGY DICK.
WON FORD TOURING CAR HE GOT
Mr. Hugh A. Ross won the Ford Touring Car givrn as
first prize in our contest, but at his request we sent bini
S&00.00 cash in its place. Read what he says:
Gentlemen: 1 am In receipt today of your check for the
cash prize you have so kindly Riven me in place of the Ford
touring car, which 1 won as first prize iu your recent contest.
The cash is made doubly acceptable by the promptness with
which you have 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 contests, but never
expected to win such a prize as this.
I would like to acknowledge my appreciation of the very
evident fairness to contestants wlthhich you conducted this
contest and trust you will realize sufficiently in advertising
and circulation of your excellent magazine to repay your outlay
in furnishing a very interesting and entertaining pastime for
your numerous readers.
If anyone refers to me, I will surely- recommend them to
enter every contest as every one doing so Is certainly repaid a
hundred times over for his trouble. Yours truly, 1
HUGH A. ROSS.
NOTE. Mr. Ross secured only four subscriptions in quali
fying his entry.
AN EASY WAY TO WIN A CHEVROLET CAR
You may win two first prizes totalling $700.00 cash if you try.
The total value of the two first prizes ($700.00) exceeds the value of a new Chevrolet car.
In this way you have an opportunity to secure a new 1922 Chevrolet with very little effort.
WINNER OF CHEVROLET CAR
IN GREAT CONTEST
I am pleased beyond measure to acknowledge receipt of
your wire of the 5th inst, informing me that I was the suc
cessful 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, suffi
cient to say that I was absolutely dumbfounded with Joy.
Please convey to your Judges my sincere appreciation and
thanks for the great honor which they have bestowed upon
In regard to the magazine, 1 consider it an excellent publi
cation. In fact, for its cost, I think it excels anything of its
kind published. It seems to improve with every issue. Be
assured that I shall do aU that is possible in the way of
increasing its popularity In this cty.
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 subscriptions, 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 wiBh to thank you
for your courtesy and hoping to hear from iyou at the earliest
possible date. VINCENT HOWELL.
FORD CAR PUT HIM THROUGH COLLEGE
V. F. Ceddes 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 place, he asked us for
cash in place of the car as he was attending college and needed
the money to complete his course. lie promptly received our
chefk for $r,50.00. He writes:
Your letter in regard to first prize which I won In 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 expenses at
this college. I am now in the Agricultural department for the
summer months. I shall be very pleased to answer any let
ters from your contestants which I receive regarding the win
ning of first prize. W. F. GEDDES.
JUST SHOW SAMPLE COPY
No Difficulty Getting Qualifying Subscriptions to
Win a Prize
I found practically no difficulty in persuading my friends
to subscribe to your magazine after I had shown them my
sample copy, and I may say that they are all highly pleased
with the magazine.
I am glad that I won the fifteenth prize In your Auto-Man
Contest. Yours respectfully,
HE WON THE FORD CAR IN GREAT
PERCY PUZZLED CONTEST
Dear Sirs: This being Thanksgiving Day, t can think
of no mora appropriate time In which to acknowledge and
thank you for the delightful Information which your letter
contains, informing me that I have been awarded Special First
Prize in "Percy's Puzzled!" contest, of the Ford Touring Car.
Irt'lXHl this was entirely surprising and unexpected. -I can
find no expression of my thanks to the Judges and the Pub
lishing Company for awarding me such a magnificent prise.
I wish to assure you hat it shall be my dearest desire to
do all in my power tor such a splendid, wide-awake, up-to-the-minute
magazine as it Is a veritable pillar of lnspiraton
and helpfulness to the people as a whole.
Again thanking you, I beg to remain
Yours very sincerely,
ROY C. McGRATII.
APPRECIATES OUR COURTESY THROUGH
OUT THE ENTIRE CONTEST
I beg to express my sincere appreciation of your payment
of $20 in full settlement for Seventh Prize in your recent
great Moving Picture Contest, and to thank you for the courte
sy and promptness throughout the entire time I worked tor
I did not send a great number of subscriptions, and was
surprised that this did hot affect the awarding of the prises
as is frequently the case with other concerns.
Yours very truly,
J. H. GILLMAN,
AN $800.00 CECILIAN PLAYER WENT TO MR.
HERON AS 2ND PRIZE IN "WAR PROVERB"
Your telegram and also letter of the 6th to hand, and
may I say it is the most agreeable surprise that I ever re
ceived. It wa3 with many misgivings that I entered the contest
but as it wasn't very hard, I decided to send the reply. Re
garding the qualifying subscriptions, I found them very easily
Accept my very sincere thanks for awarding me second
place in your recent contest, and wishing your company every
success in the future, I remain
O. MAITLAND HERON,
$241.00 BRUNSWICK PHONOGRAPH SUR
PRIZES THIS CONTESTANT
Your telegram of congratulations certainly did delight
me beyond expression. I felt that it was almost too good
to be true, and could scarcely realize that I had been awarded
such a beautiful prize for the small amount of time it re
quired to answer the Proverbs and secure the necessary quali
fying subscriptions, and I wish to thank you for the kind
assistance and encouragement you gave to me at all times
throughout the contest
I cannot let this opportunity pass without expressing my
opinion and approval of your wonderful magazine, which Is
growing bigger, broader and better as all tb worthj things
should. All who have seen and read the magazine express '
themselves as pleased with It, and I found It an easy matter to
get the subscriptions," which I sent in.
Thanking you for your kind and courteous treatment at
all times, and wishing you success without measure, I assure
you that I will always have a good word for the magazine
and Company, j, a, TRUSSLEB,
WINS WALTHAM GOLD WATCH
Your cable of May 6th was received, containing the good
news of my success in your "War Proverb" Competition, 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 yon have taken a
personal interest in me all through.
Wishing your magazine every success and certainly the
Contest Manager, I beg to remain
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