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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 23, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta BUYING PUBUC MUST BE PROTECTED AS WELL AS MERCHANTS IN CORRECTING "RETURN" EVIL THE BETTER THE WELFARE, THE BETTER THE SECRET OF EFFICIENCY LN A MODEL MUNITIONS FACTORY IN GREAT BRITAIN WHERE WOMEN WORVy. CANADIANS IN LONDON Certain Safeguard: Musi Be Pro- vided Which Will 'Entitle Purchaser? lo Refunds. 10-DAY LIMIT FOR RETURNING GOODS Blacklist the "Repealers" and of Mer- chants in Big U.'S. Cities. MANIPULATORS o( goU ,eoln lone ago devised a, method whereby the money was tilrred about In a. chemical soluilon which, removed a small portion .of the pre- cious metal from each piece. The money, lighter than normal and de- valued to Just that extent, was then returned to circulation, and ihe cper- aLor took his profit In gold "re- niiialng at the bottom ot the pan. This process was known as sweat coin. There are La the clientele of every largs store women (and occa- sionally mm) who "sweat" merchan- dise by a process analogous to the coin manipulation. They will oitler clothes or other goods; use- ihem for their own purposes for longer or and then return them for uneallstac- of. the value Ottl'oC them. cites on Incident DCdttBldBT.'thb china department of ISwur which couia be _. A man -retaruafl loij credit a set of A ferr days Shs explained to thei department on her that she- found iho color with the T tha-buyer Tiad" the dishes, yon "had a mtce he echoed the customer, turning pink- You left some_ chicken salad on one of the plates." Invest EgatloD, alter the return ol the cbina> had brought out the fact that the woman. Lacking enough dishes to go around for a luncheon she was had "sweated1 th- store for that buyer was weak enough lo ac- cept" the dishes rather than" "otfenc a charge customer." She Paid for ibe Sot NOT all New Tork Etc res are timorous. Last year n big shop received for ;Aprjl. i n.wo- man's suit which iiad been pur- chased bj- a charge customer. cordi were looked and H was found that 'SO per cent of ihe wo- man's purchases were returned aflsr periods varying from a. few 'day's lo several weeks. Her account was closed And the store offered-her a liberal choice; between paying for the returned.mile before April 15 or hav- ing another to go with H at tho lore's Jaw CTlt this palfl, The customer of St. Louis who after 'fourteen found riegret her premature ac- to tbe store this ex- Munitiori Work Conditions Which Have Been Found to Pay in and Recrerflion For Employes! manufacturers of munitions have found that It indirectly to their interest to- study the human factor Inefficiency, and to make the conditions ol work attractive. a munition factory not far from London, where several thousand girls are employed on shells and It has" been-graspeu. by its young man _ r that, wilh the necessarily long hours and heavy pressure of work, the factory Itself must supply as much relief and rflcrcai.'e.i as possible. The girls have a garden; 'they have a recreation robnTfor night shlfLs; they have a perfectly filled small hospital, wnerc tbey can ba treated 'of .over-' faUgue, where thej" arc given an hour or two's rest ID an airy rest-room taithelr work, .Tlic garden fills twice dally-with sirls skipping, the recreation-room crowded with slrh dsmcinjr, ami fed (julle at home In'ihr llltla hospilal t There-have never been any strikes In this factory. All Iho' operatives arc cordially ini'ited lo make written complaints and put them In the complaint hoxoa. No- body Is alrnld of tbe> complaint boxes. No .operative hag.ever Leon looked at nsknncc for (jrleVance, In spllo of the lenEth'of rthc hours women look lieaHhy nntl unharassccl. Their interest In work Is as keen, as SHcUlcld sJecl. L -Tho result hag been tnc khul of regular olflclcncy 'which things not only done, but.wc.Jl.tJanc; aritl. no_l only Jonc fori to-day, ljut prepared' and rtntly for, Draiving'reproduced by pcrniipsion'of Tlic IllustralM London Mews. "Am mourning Patient- dolnyrllne- 'i- "TcKire'iTTi to -long- Distance chUndmcv I honors KQ to Dflla, .lo the Linn- aoods "of Dccalur TJL, a. ball of.red yam which had Just seventeen years before made up her mind she he color. The store fclntl- Ir It, and Mrs. bills la re- porled-to be knJtilng jl InlQ-same- thlng for Belflan. relief. Sirs. Dillj-may claim the re- cord living. people, y a sales person or other rcpresen-, Lative of the firm, who shall remain at the home until the selection bcs been, made by the customer, and then rtzs tacfc to' tho unpur- haEfid merchandise." Atlanta, makes a three-day iimir, Louisville has a four-day limit and accepts merchandise on return only when In the original condition end (a surprising and somewhat suspicious requirement as nccmlng to'-provldo rather an artificial diffi- with sales "check. Unfair to iW ORLEANS retail merchants I have a committee of adjust- ments, lo which ail claims go auto- matically. It. 13 composed of ihree ierchants, and Iheir dtclMon is sup- osed to be final. This system has bvioua.merits. 13ul the New Orleans has on equally obvioiis bsurdlly. Fn IhJs court of last re- orl_thc u'.ores have all the reprcsen- ation nfjd the customer none! Tho rcsenlatJoji In salesmanship should be sufficient basis Tor refund. 5af and Restrictions THERK should be no troublesome or factitious difficulties set ln: of such as arc al- lowable; for example, hard-and-fast requirements that return be made In original box, or original sales checfc. neasonniilo proof Ibal the goods TVCTC purchased from Ihe store to arc returned should be sufficient upon this point. purchasing public -should be arned- tlihar by frequent advertise- ments, by a. on the N1 stood In her had sent back her PnctSce in LAST week we E'Ald thai Canada's merchanla must toge-l If they would put p. slop to the grow- ing abuse of the return privilege, VarloUB communities and organiz- ations In iho United Stales have taken measures to combat II. Tht Boston Chamber ot Commerce aus- xefils e plan whereby elx.days shal be the limit of return; Ihe good's muni be returned In Ihe original condition not used or worn, and must liavrlcf 'while .come Into my llfo hi'l nadc_ the traijeily seem m6rc por- had, brought- me inio a morp ntlmntc rel.itlonnblp with the tor- tured moVlicra- He Jind, .13 It were, come before me as Ihc embodiment of mil fide red Innocence, nnd my hlccdlnff bands, my bleetl- many fathers of families nro onUsllnf 1 They, (aor'hitve seen Iho vision. The Film Star's Salary f "T 33T'H Rlvfl thai motion pfcturo aliff nn Interest In tho said tho fllni manager, xt's g-li'c her ihe n-holn replied the partner, "under the ngrce- mtnt that wo are lo hAvc pcnsadon. Then she can oira hcracll htr enormous blue eyes upiri my Inqnl Of 1 (ltd not "t. ike oim vnry rrifl; Milt- 'woiilil oon uave anO, moreover, tho Sure Enough are nnlm.ils, m rim nsXod foiir-yoiJr-olfl Vivian. nnylblntf IbnL ROCS on I rctiltcrl hfjr mottiftr. 'Then rny PlocMiiKs imml lie tmlm'ila, aren't ;