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New Organization Aids Available

From The American Horologist magazine, January 1939

New Organization Aids Available

Several new aids are now available in limited quantities to associations and prospective associations. These pamphlets and booklets are:

"Educational Service Directory," listing hundreds of slides and thousands of feet of film, 16 mm. and 35 mm., as well as all association material, 260 pages, price 5Oc.

"How to Organize." This booklet has aided many an association and guild.
You will find it a real aid. Free.

"Organization Talks" embodies twelve effective and helpful talks for associations and guilds. Free.

"Legislative Aids." A recent compilation of such material as will help all seeking watchmakers' protective legislation. Questions and answers of a popular character. Proofs, programs for financing, etc. Free to associations.

"Membership Campaign Aids." A complete series of letters for new, old and delinquent members, jewelers, etc., as well as popular questions and answers. Free to associations and guilds.

All of these booklets are in limited quantities, and we reserve the right to refuse same to parties, should supply run low.


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