Business & Finance: Pen Chain

A lot of people bought fountain pens they did not really need last week because it put them in line for some fancy profits. It was chain-selling, back on a grand scale.

Sponsor of the movement is Prosperity Sales Plan Corp. of Manhattan. You buy one of their pens through a friend for $3 and become a salesman. Every pen you sell after your third nets you a $1.50 commission, paid direct by the company upon receipt of your customer's cash and order blank. In addition, the first three pens sold by every purchaser...

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