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Our traffic man, Frank E. Coombs, spends most of his time looking out for our customers' interests.

Now he is showing the correct freight rate on all Bills of Lading to make sure that you pay the very lowest amount of freight on shipments from Baker-Vawter Company.

Look at the Memorandum copy of the Bill of Lading enclosed with this notice. Right above your name you see some headings and in one of them the correct rate from Benton Harbor, Michigan, to your town.

When you get the freight bill, check
it up with this Bill of Lading to see
that you are charged the correct
weight and the correct rate. In
other words don't pay more than

you should.

During the past few months, Baker-Vawter Company has collected from the railroads overcharges amounting to a large sum.

Yes, it costs money to do this,obut it will save you money, and will help gain and hold the good will of enough of you to mean more business to Baker-Vawter Company.

Honestly, now, can you get such service elsewhere?


Manufacturers of Baker. V awter Ledgers, Accounting Records

and Binding Devices, Steel Filing Sections and Supplies CHICAGO BENTON HARBOR, MICH. HOLYOKE

FIG. 29.-A Service Announcement

endeavor have devised special shipping forms to suit their requirements. These forms list the articles in which they deal, and provide an appropriate space in which to indicate the number and style of packages that may be shipped. A notation or a clause provides that the shipment so described is subject to the terms and conditions of the uniform bill of lading of the carrier.

In cases where these special forms are practicable, their use will eliminate a considerable amount of clerical labor necessary in preparing the usual bill of lading form.

DRAFTS For the delivery of goods sold on consignment, C.O.D. as it were, and transported by freight, the 80called "shipper's order form of bill of lading” is used. The industry notifies the customer at destination and consigns the shipment to his order. To get possession of the goods, the notified consignee must first obtain the bill of lading from the local bank by paying for the shipment.

Where such bills of lading are prepared by the traffic department, the original copy, after it has been properly executed, should be passed to the financial department so that the draft, invoice, and other necessary documents can be attached, and the negotiable papers then transmitted to some bank at destination, and the customer notified so that he may be prepared to accept the shipment on its arrival.


On shipments destined to foreign countries, adjacent or nonadjacent manifests are required. They are intended primarily for the convenience of the customs officers.

A specimen form of manifest appears in Fig. 30. Detailed instructions are printed on the back of this form for the guidance of shippers. Under normal conditions, no goods can be shipped out of the country until such a manifest has been satisfactorily filed. Special attention is directed to the necessity for careful and accurate description of the goods that are þeing shipped. The shipper is required to certify to the correctness of the manifest, either in person or thru a duly authorized representative whose credentials have been filed at the customs house.

This matter, however, pertains especially to the export department, a subject which will be considered in another section of this work.


In times of war, it is necessary to curtail the exportation of foodstuffs and materials that are needed to prosecute the war successfully, and as a consequence, the government intervenes and prohibits the exportation of such goods.

To make sure that alien enemies residing in the country do not circumvent the prohibitions of the law, export licenses are required. The first step in making a foreign shipment is to procure such a license.

Regulations such as these are issued by various war trade boards appointed by belligerent countries, and in cases involving shipments from or to countries engaged in war, the question of whether export licenses are required or not, should be given careful consideration.

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