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Snap out of it! The depression’s over (Jul, 1936)

Whoops! Not quite. In the year following the publication of this ad the unemployment rate in the U.S. went from 14.3% to 19%.

Snap out of it! The depression’s over

The question is, are you over the depression? Tough? You bet it was — it was the toughest depression this country ever had. But listen: The future is the brightest that ever beckoned a man. Opportunity calls from every side — calls to ambitious and trained men! If you have the ambition, the International Correspondence Schools can supply the training. Get going! Snap out of it! Hurry this coupon along to Scranton.

INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOLS
BOX 5621-H, SCRANTON, PENNA.

Without cost or obligation, please send me a copy of your booklet, “Who Wins and Why,” and full particulars about the subject before which I have marked X:

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How long since your last raise? (Dec, 1953)

How long since your last raise?

Sure, you’ve had a “cost of living increase.” But what about the big pay boost?—the kind the boss asks you not to talk about and the kind that starts you thinking about a new car, a better home, luxuries for your family!

If you’ve had one of these in the past six months, stop reading right here. If not, it’s time to start doing something about it.

Look around you. The men who ore advancing ore He trained men. They’ve learned special skills that bring them higher pay. It’s the men without training who get what’s loft.

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Ad: WHAT DOES YOUR DAD DO? (Sep, 1955)

There are ICS ads in virtually every magazine I own; from the 30′s up to the 80′s. Over that time they used just about every technique imaginable to try and coax men into enrolling. This ad uses one of their favorite methods: humiliation. But not just any humiliation. No, they have to bring your kids into it. Telling a man his son is ashamed of him, so he better sign up for correspondence school is pretty low, even for ICS.

When the other kids ask…

WHAT DOES YOUR DAD DO?

How does your boy answer them?

Sure … you’re his hero. You know that. But sometimes it can get kinda tough if the other kids don’t seem to understand about the “old man.”
It’s not that you like to be chained to the same old job. Maybe you just had to leave school too soon. Maybe the war interfered. Anyway, here you are, stuck because you just don’t have enough formal training.

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Is Your Job Whipping You? (Nov, 1940)

THIS? OR THIS?

• Your job can be your master—or a stepping-stone to bigger things! It’s up to you, and you alone!
• You can get the training to master your job
through the I. C. S. It’s not TOO late ! The cost is surprisingly low. Mark and mail this coupon today! Right now!
INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOLS
Box 7602-K, Scranton, Penn.
Without cost to me, please send full particulars about the course marked X:

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Enroll or Your Child Will DIE! (Jul, 1935)

“AN OPERATION MAY SAVE THIS CHILD”
“…and I had no money”

A man can knock along on what he’s making until something happens! Then when the emergency comes and the money he hasn’t got could do so much, the cold realities of life haunt him.
“I know what I am talking about! Til never forget the time when my child’s life was at stake. Not an extra dollar to my name. If it hadn’t been for friends…

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IF MEN WORE PRICE TAGS HOW WOULD YOU FEEL? (Nov, 1935)

IF MEN WORE PRICE TAGS HOW WOULD YOU FEEL?
Well, your boss thinks of you in terms of so much a week! You are worth this or that to him. How much you are worth depends upon—YOU! You decide the amount chiefly by your ability—by your training. Why not increase the amount by increasing your training? Thousands of men have done it by spare-time study of L C. S. Courses. You are invited to earn more money. Mail this coupon.

INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOLS

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Pinching Your way to Success (Apr, 1958)

Apparently when a man decides to do something about his future, he starts by pinching his nipples.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A MAN DECIDES TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT HIS FUTURE!
The proven rule of “learn more to earn more” took M.E.F. (name on request) from a position of truck driver to that of an accounting executive in sixteen months. Listen to what M.E.F. says:

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