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BOY OF 12 YEARS BUILDS HIS OWN AUTO
GOES 25 MILES AN HOUR
Nelson Toftoy and His Home-made Auto
Madison, Wis. Halgar Nelson Tof
tey, 12, wanted an automobile, but
couldn't find one built just the way
he wanted it, so he built one himself.
Halgar has a little workshop in
the basement of his home and for
four months he has spent his spare
hours building the machine. He
built everything except the engine
I am not large.
In fact, I sometimes can be covered
A postage stamp,
Or carried in the handbag of a lady.
Yet I, at certain seasons of the year,
Hold large place in the thoughts
And eyes of thousands.
I am not modest,
Yet at times am I shrinking.
I make beautiful women more beau
tiful And homely dames to look like hope
My wizardy makes fat men
The first day he took the machine
out he went at a rate of 25 miles an
Halgar says he is going to be an
aviator when he grows up.
The boy earned all the money the
machine cost, about $100, running
errands and doing little things for
And thin men thinner.
I am the greatest enemy of human
The most ruthless ruiner of all dis
guise. I am the bathing suit.
Marie Bella's fiance was called to
the colors the day before the cere
mony. He cabled Joffre to that
Frieda Yes; and Joffre cabled
back: "Stay a month and get used
to the gas warfare." Judge.