Thursday, October 11, 2012

Chief Add 'Em-Up

October 16, 1928.  "Secure Correct or Nearest Correct Total of Numbers Above to Win La Salle Car.  The problem is to add together all of the numbers shown above.  Each figure is clearly indicated, and they run from two to nine; the sixes have a curved stem; the nines a straight stem; all are single numbers, there are no combinations; add them as if each figure stood one above the other in a single column.  Every figure in the picture is complete.  If in doubt about any of the Figures, send in the chart with a figure marked, to the contest department, who will gladly tell you what it is."  The Add 'Em Up contests have been my favorite contests to appear in newspapers so far.  This is a really nice example.

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