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Our Most Inspiring Magazine"-Edwin Mar/

"Electrical Expert"



This Letter Saved Me 36%

on a New Typewriter

Chicago, Nov. 2, 1920. agreed with The Oliver Typewriter Company Dear Henry:

that if any typewriter was worth $100 it was I hear that you are down in New York to this splendid Oliver. open a branch office for your firm. You'll be Well, later when we found it necessary to rebuying a lot of things for the office, not the place some of the typewriters at the office, you least important of which will be typewriters. may be sure I put in Olivers, saving the comAnd that's what I want to talk to you about

pany a nice $36 on each. At first the girls were -typewriters. I want to give you the benefit reluctant about changing machines, but after a of an experience I had some time ago,

week or two with the Oliver, they and thereby, I hope, save you some real

wouldn't have any other. money.

Was Naturally now we are all Oliver enAbout a year ago I decided to buy a

thusiasts-that's why I write this letter

$ 100 typewriter for home use. My first

to you. thought was to purchase one of the

You just give the Oliver a trial and makes we were using in the office, which Before the War you'll be more than willing to buy me a had been put in before I became buyer

good dinner when I arrive in New York for the house. But when it came

next month. Yours, J. B. to digging up a hundred dollars for the machine-I just couldn't.

That is the letter that saved Somehow or other it looked like

me $36 on each of my typewrittoo much money to me.

ers. I not only equipped the ofThen I thought about picking

fice with the Oliver, but, like my up a second-hand machine, but

friend, I also bought one for the price was about as high, and

home use. Yes, I am more than I had no assurance of service.

willing to buy my friend a good

dinner for his valuable advice I was undecided as to what to do, when one evening at home I ran across an Oliver Typewriter

Any reader may order an Oliver di

rect from this ad by mailing the coupon. No ad in a magazine. I remembered then

money in advance. No deposit. No obligahaving read the advertising before and Now tion to buy. Return or keep the Oliver as you being impressed with the story.

decide after 5 days free trial. If you decide to "Why pay $100 for Any Typewriter"

keep the typewriter, you may take a year and

a half to pay at the easy rate of $4 a month. "When You Can Buy a New Oliver for $64?

Mail the coupon today-NOW. read the ad—then it went on to explain how

Avoid disappointment-Order now to The Oliver Typewriter Company had cut the

secure immediate delivery price by selling direct and eliminating costly selling methods. It was clear to me as an ex

Canadian Price, $82 perienced buyer how they could well afford to lop off $36 of the $100 by their new economical selling plan. The ad brought out the fact, too, that I didn't

Typewriter Company have to pay the $64 in a lump sum. I could

652 Oliver Typewriter Bldg. settle at the easy rate of $4 a month. Naturally that appealed to me, for it was as easy as rental

Chicago, Ill. terms.

But the thing that decided me was their free THE OLIVER TYPEWRITER CO. trial offer. Without my sending or depositing

652 Olver Typewriter Bldg., Chicago, m. a penny, they would ship me an Oliver for five

Ship me a new Oliver Nine for five days free inspection,

If I keep it, I will pay $64 at the rate of 84 per month. The days free trial. I could use the typewriter for title to remain in you until fully paid for. five days just as if it were my own, and if I My shipping point is.... wasn't satisfied, all I had to do was to ship it This does not place me under any obligation to bay. If I choose back at the Oliver Company's expense. Well,

to return the Oliver, I will ship it back at your expense at the I mailed in the coupon and got an Oliver for

Do not send a machine until I order it. Mail me your book free trial. To make a short story shorter, I

- The High Cost of Typewriters - The Reason and the

Remedy,” your de luxe catalog and further information. was more than pleased with the Oliver. I fully



end of five days.

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A Finer Typewriter at a Fair Price

Over 900,000 Sold

Occupation or Business ...




Volume V.

NEW YORK, February, 1921

Number 2




Cover Design, "A Frank Friend"

William Grotz Making Business Sick

Orison Swett Marden 25 Too Much Dark Continent (a Story).

Will Levington Comfort 28

Illustrated by Charles Sarka Mrs. Harding and Her “Boys”

Albert Sidney Gregg 33 Why I Believe in Premonitions (Part I)

H. Addington Bruce 39 Child Wonders That Are Real Human Beings

Selma H. Lowenberg 43 Collecting Billions in Income Tax Not a Cinch

Stanton A. Coblentz Are You Building Statues of Snow?

Orison Swett Marden 52 Who Is Mr. John R. Trouble?.

Thomas L. Masson 54 Illustrated by Alton E. Porter Sales Sense (a Story)

Dallas Melton 59 IUustrated by Robert A. Graef Daddy Dumplins," the Play of the Month

Robert Mackay 65 Who's Who in the Affairs of the World

Diplomatist" "How Do Y' Get That Way?" (a Story)

. Olin Lyman Illustrated by John R. Neill Greed! The Greatest Modern Curse

Orison Swett Marden 85 I Will Be Strong! (a Poem)

Maude Gordon-Roby

86 All There Is to Life, Anyway (a Poem)

Homer Croy 88 Why I Am a Middle-Aged Failure.

Anonymous 89 Landis, High Commissioner of Baseball .

Clark Streeter 95 My Struggle for Recognition (Interview with Sarah Bernhardt)

H. S. Morrison 99 Have You Ever Served Time as a “Town Pest?": . Harold Hiram Hertel 101 Alsberg, Foe of Food Fakers

Captain Paul V. Collins 104 How Jim Downes Paid Up (Conclusion)

George William Baker 107 Illustrated by Charles F. Jaeger

74 81

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