Exchange chain letter. Fishing plugs (lures). Six copies
within three days. Six names. "The Fisherman's Club." US, 1954.
Select one plug of your choice and send it to the first name at the top of
the list with your name and address on the package. Then write six copies
(6) of this letter, cutting off the top name and adding your name to the
bottom, within three days of receipt of this letter.
Your name will come up next time and you will receive thirty-six (36) fishing
plugs. To catch any fish these days a fisherman needs 36 plugs.
It will be interesting to see the selection you will receive and all of this
is legal since there is no money involved.
Please do not break this chain as others are depending on you.
The Fisherman's Club
Published: The Mason City Globe-Gazette
(Mason City, Iowa), Feb. 18, 1954, p. 21.
PENDERGRAFT WARNS AGAINST CHAIN LETTERS
"Postmaster Henry C Pendergraft Thursday warned against an outbreak of chain
letters and postal cards in the Mason City area involving golf balls, fish
baits, tea towels and picture post cards.
According to postal laws and regulations, says Pendergraft, any chain postal
card or letter involving money or property of a substantial value is considered
to be a lottery and is unmailable under federal law.
Any item of merchandise is considered to be 'property of a substantial value.'
The chain letter plays upon the receiver's acquisitiveness and sense of obligation.
An example is one signed 'The Fisherman's Club.' It reads:" [text]
Entered by DWV, Aug. 28, 2014 in Lompoc, CA.
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