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THE JS V E JN i jN u WuAuiJ, jcitii.i, o xi r 1 iyjl ja jci v 1, l)ZA,
to Farmers' Dooryard
Col. Green in his little elec
tric automobile in which he
tours his estate.
Specially Equipped Radio Automobile
Tours Countryside Giving Concerts;
Another Device Talks 4 Miles
Giving Crop Reports and Lectures
Sun Parlor of Country Home Houses
Most Complete Privately Owned
Radio Laboratory in America
By F. Ambler Welch.
Ospynchi. Jlttr. by th. iti-m rubllnlimg Co .
111". f timer plodding
Hluulih lehi ad lils
lv."" cultuator 111
Mt- , and Ins wife
v li i,,. i li' i kitchen
, i n i ns Imltur, nro
entertained these days, oh thoy work,
with conceits oer tho radio. 1 or the
radio automobile of Col. i.dward II.
K. Green, son v( tlio lute Hotly
Green, balls liequcntly liciore their
gateway and sues I hem not only
concert-. Iiiit the latest ( iovfinmcnt
crop reports, inniK"" quotations, lec
tures and the many otlier messages
which this latent achievement o
scientific man has made possible.
Or, perhaps, the radio Hiilomobllo Is
In Its garage on the Soil-acre estate of
Col. Green at rioiiiid 11111b nearby. The
farmer und fisher lolk of the town aro
not, because of thai, drpuved of thotr
concert.'. On one ot Urn lounded I11II3
of the Colonel's beaullftil estate is tho
marvellous publlo address machine
which throws out sound for four and .1
half miles, so that It may bo heard
throughout the countryside and by
passengers on vessels at sea. This de
vice, similar to the ono which enabled
12E.000 peoplo to hear President Hard
ing's Inaugural addiess, will reproduco
four miles away the sounds from an
ordinary phonograph record as cleaily
and as loudly as It ono sat In tho same
room with the phonograph. It will
transmit radio messages In the same
way; or the human voice. As the
Colonel says: "When the boat races
come off the Commodore can come
here and iBsue instructions to thu con
testants or announcements to the
spectators without raising his voice.
expect to entertum thu crowds M
tin rares with music to. Folks go
ing by on the New oiU boat will get
tho benefit of sound sent out from
here." Tlie public address mnchlne Is
not a radio device but It is' an In
teresting mid valuable complement lo
the radio, i
The radio auto nt present la
equipped for receiving only. Soon It
will lie able to send messages also,
bo thai It may travel about the coun
try und communicate at any time and
from any point with Col. Green back
at Round Hills,
The radio automobile Is only a part,
and h minor part, of the elaborate
radio equipment which Col. Green has
installed on hi beautiful estate. Tho
location Is superb. It Is .-.aid to be
unexcelled as n potential receiving and'
broadcasting station, being a peninsu
la Jutting out Into the bay, with no
power plants within miles
The estate borders on Buzzards Bay
nnrl is a few miles troin the pupuloi'
ml busy city of New Bedford. ( 'nr
ernes New Bedford over an exec IK n
mad and enters Dartmouth Tt" n
over a winding roadway, now pi'
cdiug along thi shore of the I"
ii"iv by farmhouses and broad mcj.l
i ws. now by wooded stretch'-,
this snarscly settled town of ll
end tarm-folk and sllinmei lcsid'Oi
'I I. en the entrance to r'ol (inm
esttito of 2o3 acres, whli h cam' to
him from his mother's family few
rears ago undeveloped woodland ami
grassland, It is now transformed i.v
tho Colonel's millions, or part of thno
A fine private load open to all. exrr 1 '
nt night, leads from the town high
way through acres of wnndlund,
until tho stone, mansion appears ',1
the distance, over acres ot level tna'l
ow8. coding in the rounded ) 1P3
which give the estate Its name
As ono approaches the mansion cf
forty rooms, many of them nsuaiij
occupied, for the Colonel has manj
guests, ono is likely to se, rolling
easily along a tiny electric auteme
bile containing a large man Th
man Is tho Colonel, for he spends 1
considerable part of each day duv nq
tht summer riding about Ins ius
estate, the roads of which imprisi
Col. Green is a cripple. A tal1.
healthy looking man, built for an a
tlve life, an affliction of tho legs until
recently confined him to a wheel -chair
Now he can walk a few steps withou1
other aid than a cane. The tiny eler
trie is built low no that he can eaail
step Into it, and the smooth-running
car whirls him from place to pl-n
about his estate, fo that he can ke ;
in dally touch with the extensile in,
constiuctlon which Is in progiLSs II
bodily activity confined by his iftl,
tion, 1 he Colonel finds ample scope 1,
Outside came the rattle of an automobile the whirr 0 a speeded
1 Htniir brloie it died.
.silrnrt: Xoisr. , crackle as If from a ton in the fireplace; tu
mult, man 11 souuils, an if from a narked talktny machine recoid.
Iiidtsttiiautshautc sounds, unheard uithln the house, fur death hover
no overhead had slopped the ears of those leithin.
Then, elear, meliirljous- the voire of a teaman singing.
Into the far,- of the dping woman nunc a look of joy and peace.
7 hear her siuylnulir i.v singing to vie" she murmured, and
1 nl In sleep.
silrnee, outside as, ivrll as uilhxii.
"Ml right, Davis," came the voice of Cot. (ticen outside, "dine
oii ip the road a piVci', fo that nc.rt farm house.''
The u ltiir ot a motor, the meshing of gears ic steady throb of
'a ' "'.line, yiowiug fainter in the distance.
Col. Green nt the mechanism in the boathouse which operates
the public address system and, below, receiving n rndio mes
sage in the completely equipped sun parlor. Others in the
group are members of his radio department.
lie 11t.1l activity in his ladlo dt-velop-nient
He has at piesent i nosl elaboiato
cmng equipment, the station for
'in h Is located In the sun 100m of
inn tstate, where a permanent staff
hi 1 mined young men arc on duty 10
n nine messages und doing experi
mental work. S. I, Davis Is tho
radio engineer in chargo and operator
of Uie radio uuto. Down by tho
water's edge Is a tall tccelvlng tower.
Near tho house two towors of 100 and
&00 watts reach skyward above the
siteof 11 six-room studio, whlcn is
already well started and soon will be
completed. When constructed tills
brick studio will house what II is said
will lie the fluent broadcasting sta
tion in the countn The ( Viloncl
says it will In a 1 claying station
largcH, rcehiiig imssages f 1 out far
iff and titin mittini; them to ama-
The public address system, on top of the water tower, by
means of its eleven huge wooden horns throws sound clearly
for four and one-half miles.
teurs throughout the Uast. He has
already done experimental broKleasi.
Ing work, but will soon be In .1 po
tlllon to iccelvo n Government Heen.
and broadcast messages regulaily
"Your radio development mn-t
bring Joy Into tin- tlies 'of many jk
pie, does It not?" tho Colonel w.n
"Well oh, I had It pvfi in fm
myself. Just a a"lflsh pastime." he re.
plied solemnly. "It's pretty loneiome
down hore sometimes; way off here m
the country during the sumniei Hut
with the radio I feel that I rlgh
In tho midst of things."
"How alrout tho radio uuto and tlm
public address machine? All selfish -
"Sine," chimed In a friend who nai
visiting Hie Colonel. "Sure, plain
t-eirisliness. He gets a seltish pleasure
In glilug plcasuro to others, eh
"Come on, lei's tako ,1 ride down to
the boathouse," said the Colonel
fci uffl) .
la the hoathuuse at prroenls houied
the inecliamum for the public addie.11
hiHlcm. The sound Itself comes fiotn
huge wooden horns located 011 top uf
a water lower, resembling a light
house, itself on the highest lull of tliu
istjle. The mechanism iu the boat
house is Inti Icatu. Theie huxc been
oni two or Unco of these system-,
'Do you undeistand all this ind-
h nu i?" the Colonel was asked
'Well, now hold on, I'm not coni
mt'.ng myself on thut. The men wh
l nt It In neier Know Just what's go
'rig t" happen. I'll say tliis, though
'n come mound next summer and
iV uuarantco to know It from A lo Z "
H. will, too. For Col. Ureen's lu
1 .si in his equipment is moie than
I ,, st line. He has bom interested
ihe Idou of wlreloss equipment suue
l .'"!. and although he has u staff of
id 10 experts ho doesn't haie to ask
1 hem how to operate the equipment
i'he interest of this man of millions
n 'he wonder of the modern world is
1 .I that ot an amateur or a faddist
,,' of a '.dentist who is making it his
Col Greone has millions to spend
.1 I plenty of time to spend them. He
1 i no famll . ho can spend them all
, n himself if lie likes He might have
1 .rue interested In constructing arti
' il ponds, or developing blooded
c horses, or pedigreed bulldogs, 01
, Meeting beanpnls-. or In tho many
her at tiviti"s which appeal to mil-
oi'iire- Instead, he Is throwing hi
. 1 h jsmhin and his millions to tho aid
1 radio development. A selfish pas
tne, he says. But maybe from a rich
man's pastime will joui da come a
" ,tioii' benefit