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OLD NEWS: Ads called readers on the carpet

By Celia Storey

This article was published March 12, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

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This advice from the company that operated the streetcars in Little Rock appeared in the March 14, 1918, Arkansas Gazette.

Nagging gas customers took a literary turn in the March 14, 1918, Arkansas Gazette.

In 1918, the telephone company tried to educate callers through ads like this in Little Rock newspapers.

Nobody likes a bossy business. We'd rather be the boss of our own selves, thank you very much. And if you know stuff that we don't even know we don't know, well, don't try to enlighten us by announcing that we don't know it.

Nagging gas customers took a literary turn in the March 14, 1918, Arkansas Gazette.

In 1918, the telephone company tried to educate callers through ads like this in Little Rock newspapers.

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