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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 11, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta NEW COSTREDUCING METHODS ON TRIAL FOR RETAIL STORES War Put Prices and Then Started Reforms to Bring Them Selling Plan in and Carry or Extra Charge for Either Delivery or I N nn article In Printers Ink New than on the package sold up York John Allen Murphy points out that one of the wars strange lalics Is while It has In cised the cost of nearly every lias set in motion certain forces Is this man n pricecutter If a dealer is to charge Ills custom ers extra for service he must quote them a lower price in the first place or thev will not consent to the that are tending to decrease the cost jdlilonal This is Th The writer continues whole system hinges on Tin price level of commodities must show his patrons in and at the same time the jcold dollars and cents that it pays theiu to dispense with as a general will not carry their own bundles if Fome up cost of selHng them going down Can that be For several years manufacturers luive been viewing with alarm the jother dealer will deliver them and evergrowing cost of doing a retail jnot charge for doiftg U Is the What ran retail expenses same with all other Other tip was not so much the cost ot jthings being people will pa selling as the accommodation extronize the dealer who has the low tended to the customer after the est prices and at the same time is was made the most If this Is A few years ago the chain stores doesnt it leave the shrewdly foreraw where this sort of thing would Chain methods turned out to be serious competition for stores operating Under the old ter much as It was before the new movement set in Perhaps the whole matter will be clearer if we discuss a few concrete To offset new Let us sec for ion many independent merchants Decker fc Brothers Mill further expandedtheir have several northern They expected to fight the1 low prices of their rivals by Riving their own customers more and more ivc New are This Is a star because of the standing of the The Deckers were estab lished in and are regarded as j among the nations topnotch gro How this situation would have dc veloped had not the war come along I Plan to compel some extraordinary action ne nan in regard to it no one The institution is not given to war forced the The scarcity of j jumping at conclusions or to labor and the increasing cost of sor being carried away by emotional ap Vice made it necessary that when It recently thing be But what Its here changed over to the threeWay me the Commercial Economy Board thod of doing business we may be has done yeoman service in the jsure that its action is not a Vnited It got merchants to j xhe first way is the cash and car do many things that by themselves lrv which is the one used al they never had the nerve to most universally by the The Cutting Down Service THE new methods that are extra for doing The third ing into vogue are based on the jg to credit to those who practices of tho In fact they lwant it anel are entitled to but to Vacuum Cleaner Out for the Red Crow in New York vacuum operated in front of the Xew York Public is reaping in big Red Cross con So great was tho eagerness of the people to have their coins taken in by the cleaner that the bag inside the vacuum cleaner bad to be emptied several The frwm left to are Miss Van Tine and Mignon McOlbney holding the The soldier and with the aid of their mega are urging the people to hand in their contributions besides expjalning to them this novel LAND GIRLS IN PRETTYJARADE London Captured by Two Hun dred Marchers Who are Helping are an improvement over the me thods of many One great weakness In the chains plan of sell ing is that their policies have been too They went to op posite extreme of not giving enough accommodation to their Too much was on The social element was badly As a matter of there was nothing wrong with the service People who patronize a busi ness arc entitled to is a broad Some people want vastly more service than Now the logical way to get around this difficulty is to charge one price for plus the regular cost of selling together with a moderate and then to make an additional tharge fur any extra ser vice that the patron may In this way purchasers can take their make a special charge for the privi Decker taxes the customer two per for charging a For deliveries it makes a charge of five cents per order for anything up to box with an addi tional charge of five dents Tor each For a barrel of flour charge is fifteen foi barrel of sugar twentyfive and for a sack of potatoes ten It is said that the plan used by Deckers is favored by the Com mercial Economy although the officials of this body are still re serving judgment as to which is the best Of the Govern ments main object encouraging merchants to nse systems of this kind is to release although It likes to see consumers get the ben efit of the Decker told me that the plan had enabled If they want only the to lne ot chandisrtmd wisn to pay cash for it frnm ns to and to carry it home they save money by doing If they wish service and are willing to pay for it it is theirs to This is the plan that many stores are There are a hundred and one variants of but all based on the idea that if the buyer will dis pense with he can have his goods for A very simple you will it is preg nant with puzzling For JJVE heard a half a dozen times from CS to Most patrons of these stores saw the reasonableness of the system and readily accepted the Will this plan stick after the war is over Decker believes it He says it will be a matter of back Any number of American merchants are using the threeway plan fcr something similar to May I IK prettiest bunch of women ever seen together in the streets of London is mfair de scription of the 200 odd members of the womens land army who con j ducted a recruiting campaign recent London has witnessed many pro cessions that have been noteworthy for their beauty and but a more striking demonstration of freshness and beauty than the spectacle by the laud girls would mean a difficult The commandant of the nn Amazon of six led the proces sion bearing aloft the countrys She was the band oT the Seventeenth London and the girls followed in companies carrying the different insignia their Two hundred pictures of healthy with complexions and sparkling at tired in small white or khaki velveteen puttees or gaiters and stout swung along to the lilt of the They were accompanied by braying Early in the procession came the Some carried others and some had A beautiful specimen of the white AS SHE IS SPOKE a package cereal may be sold on ihe main floor of a store for fifteen With it may go a service that may cost the retailer all the way from a cent to several cents on each package In its base ment the same store may sell this cereal for thirteen but gives no service with The retailor may make more profit on the basement j Folks call it That isnt right so It Perhaps its Poor city ruined now by flames Can it bo That once was one of Frances gems More likely it right perclianee tuld its Uoslon TWO CANADIAN GIRLS SPEND AN EVENING WITH BOHEMIANS Chicago a Dozen or M6re Organizations of These Artistic and Literary Each of Which Denies the Right of All the Others to Title of Real w By EDITH UO has not longed lo spend nn evening with the lio aro only fitly members ns and could hardly nffofd to rent or In centre of the to joinin one of those Alluring revels of which so much has been written and slnge Who among us 1ms not pictured to herself ninny times over various figures in theso glori fied pageants the velvetcoated Ste vensonlan person with the walrus the shaggyhaired musi the paintbespattered artist In tamoshanter with the looseflow ing tie of his the female of the a Castlo the pic turesquely untidy Individual ad dicted to white trousers all the year round who frankly npccl Kipling par ticularly In the matter oMieing spot ted nil over with ink so that he re sembled d Dalmatian the long linircd professor and the shorthair ed the enticingly ugly literary the svelte dancer with classic and scant and the long troop of stage folk too numerous to mention Always we had desired greatly to sec tills enchantment at close Therefore when the We Do Things Club of Chicago recently bade two newlyarrived Canadians to a to be devoted to tno French lost no time In accepting the though Therell our route meandered trolleyless district that through skirted bo a big crowd I besides being Movlelcss Monday and the clubs own Meat less will boxhungry for food and entertainment not to mention the faci uiat all will bn cat after BO that wo can have meat But here roust bo more than fifty Bohemians in Chicago we protest feeling a bit were real ones Prob ably youre thinking of the But we learned that thats what they all say our visit was All in Bohemian Costume AS to the there were quite besides the members of and everybody was In Bohem Wo were Informed that a large number of the members were wearing their usual clothes and that the others had gotten themselves up similarly out of It was always understood in these circles that In war timo nothing elaborate In dress would be There was the thin young wo man with tho Castle who wore n loose blouse over a badlyhanging and whoso fingers were paint There was the spectacled a land bearded and bushyhaired per brlckyard and what looked n converted swamp and that severely trier our The clay was of a consistency and a persist ency that strongly reminded us of our Canadian prairre gumbo mid it clung to the foot in chunks that were hariUr to shake than a book But It failed to daunt as did also the remembered tale of a Western who had had an even ings frolic with some of the New son who was a There was the sculptor of untidy young Three of the English Girl Land Workers Who Carried Two Lambs i and One Rabbit in the Parade GERMANS ARE FED FRIGHTFULNESS IN THE NURSERY Tiny Chijdren Taught to Look Lightly on Death and HORRORS IN RHYMES Her apron her her hair She burns all everywhere Then how the pussycats did What poor could they fo screamd for twas all in So they Well scream Make make haste Meow Meow Shell burn to whose to draw sweet sounds from was tho novelist who the one who was still in process of and there the usual writing people of all from tho composer of ragtime verse to highbrow There were tho the two Russian husky maidens quite uncorsetod and of a lltirencss ho always reiuml symmetry lovely to who clumped about In sandals and confided in you that their one ambi ferrcd to them as This journalist had dropped into a dingy as he called somewhere in the vicinity ofGreenwich Village or Washington in tho pursuit of and along about ele ven the was not only apparent but so thick you might have cut it with a a shockhaired genius of the violin became Involved in an argument with a waiter and sides were taken by the whole resolving itself in to a regular The row eddied about the and he was pushed and jostled and finally thrown to the sawdust When tho rumpus had subsided ho found that ho had lost his enthusiasm and So she was burnt with all her And arms and and eyes and alao and chain Real Heat Promised UtllUliLlll Aylesbury duck rested snugly in the Stories Fell of Children Burned arms of a smiling land and quite to the cheering crowds displayed a placard which said I have laid eggs in thirtyfour days and am still do ing NV There were sheep pigs and a couple of lambs known as David and the forester section ing the saws and the other tools used in the maids with their threelegged milking the harvesters their forks and and two hay wains decor ated with spring greenery with an abundance of spring Banners borne in the procession bore the messages applicable to the object of One pro claimed the necessity for the exist ence of the Land Army England Must Be Another informed prospective recruits You can join for six A third The las sies are massing for the spring of while the object of the campaign was evidenced by the final We must have re The progress through tho streets was a The bands the girls sing and the crowd cheered i On the flanks the re cruiting section sold the corps the distributed circu lars and tapped every possible re With a following of many thousands of the procession entered the On the green i meadow near the Marble Arch they and in a few moments the wagons bad been The farm wagons were utilized as platforms for the who pro to Death for Minor nose Till she had nothing more to lose Except her little scarlet shoes And nothing else but these was found i Among her ashes on the Teaches Harsh Code DLTCATION in frightfiriness begins jvvlth the German almost in the The favorite poet of the nursery in wrote a series of verses that were gathered under the general title of Hoffmann is now known as the Poet Laureate of the Children of Harlow writes in the Boston Tran script According to Struwwelpeter the punishment for the min or offences of children was or and each rhyme tells the story of some boy or girl who The vividly are even more vividly illustrated with dra aie best by The Dreadful Story of Pauline and D in tnfe lower lefthand cor ner of our cards of invitation the artist had drawna furnace and a small pile of black sig THE author of the we were that the janl Heinrich was a Gertor had struck itrich and ow to his having secured a bag of man physician and professor of anat credited in literature as a Gor man humorous When Hoffmann was criticized by some of the and lilcr nry who declared that the and especially the carica were highly the physician replied that ho knew the Germand mind and was perfectly sat isfied thathis rhymes and drawings there would be real A matter for truly explained our being a devotee of barefoot spoke All winter Ions Ivebeen nursing chilblains and so have the rest of tho class I suppose the must bo a trifle furnace is hardwood floor cold when your would absorb Gorman children and wo dance on rubbermatted the wide circulation of his book sup ported him in his even to Alter tho start of the war in Amazed at tho size Edward Vernill Lucus wrote u parody on and called it Swollenheaded Here is the Dreadful Story of Wil liam and the Mutches aa printed in The Transcript ot months chiropodist This place were heading at tho uttermost environs be our last of in it the TI et im lit almost makes me cry to tell wings by They willlam the For playing with matches Pauline is burned jlcs grown more headstrong every day Ho long 1vo waited for this game they spurt and And now was left alone to Ipon the table closts at A box of matches chanced to There can question that Dame oft had told him cation of this sort makes a lasting thcm would Impression upon children who have what a arrived at an age of comprehen Kor when they burn it is no pretty Nursery books such as Struw welpclpr and Mother Goose are not the rage of as a popular Long before a child can read the words nursery books he can sit down and tell the stories by the Hero in 11 part of the sad tale of Pauline and the matches as arranged for German nursery city asked the other who Is plump and not overfond of Jls a house we picked said the iou wo Tluy crackle and tlamr Tho author brings his nlory to same conclusion na did Hoffmann in bin narrative of Paulino So Will was burnt with all his Ills arms and and eyes and AJI perished in a flaming lOxccpt his points of his And nothing but these was found Among his ashes m the Mama and Nurse went out one And left Pauline alone at claimed not only the advantages of Around the room she guily sprang i her hands and danced und work in tho country but pointed out with emphasis the need for workers j un the table clone at hand All There But the Pop to preserve the food supply of the A iox of matches clmncd to Alfred saidJAnd Kind Mama and Nursa had told YY Women Work as f of iJulham are cullttcting yurb of the Dust iitu called to he the it was necessary to raise re cruits every month for the next three months in order that the harvest should not be Every land girl who was not en gaged in display of the exhibit was yorklns as a recruiting ser geant among the and a steady procession of young women made to the Church Army Hut to sign oh u wonsequence of That if she touchd them they would sculd 13tit Pauline said what a pity when they it is ao the protests of the family Minz and Pauline lights a match and then the nursling is the following Now see see What a drcndful The fiiv hiia caught ayron etrinij was and Sue was pulling on her best so sixyearold Hobby hud i enterlaiii Knfcs young AH is Ihe way with his he began to tho unfortunate caller with be what is a a popinjay Is vain Are you a bird Brown of course thats Mother said you were a popinjay and father auid there waa no doubt about your being a Hue said there dfdnt seem to bi much chanceot your and now you you arent a bird at Piusbure C tion in life was to forget bjxoffico receipts and go back to Russia and join Botchkarevas Battalion of This was brave and selfsac rificing of you were Jou told but when someone whispered to you that neither of the girls had ever seen having been the 01113 in New Yorks Lower East Side and the other in the thrill The atmosphere certainly came up to plans and and of freaks tliero were So true to type they in tho verisimilitude was so striking that more than once we fancied we were only guests at a fancydress It only remained for us to waken at tho stroke of twelve and to earth with a that at that witching hour nobody even thought of going much less oC discarding their particular We voiced this thought to a fascin ating but unmanicured Individual who called himself a were the genuine Bphcm ians he hastened to assure you mustnt confuse us with the or All us were faces we positive we had seen The ncrvousf looking cartoonist whose wrist was punctured with tiny holes ho really use a drug or were thoHc marks inked on His face was Then that portrait painter with tho dark and tho clmp with the Sousa and tha fat poet of rippling and tho thin freeverse and tha curncKt little mouse of a woman whose pet propaganda was Color MM Affect on the that gallery was well to i mere Clmadlan Wo told thcm so It tickled them fairly to Army Nurwa Taught Protection Against CM TO fit them for possibleduties on the hospital army nurses are re ceiving jas Instructions at rump Thifc uffkial o OHO of the urmy nurses ;