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.Section Two
Q AtlT P ER F 0 R fviMiC E
There are records without number j
Of the performance of Apperson car ?
under most adverse conditions. In
many cakes, while proving the won-
tierful power and value of an Apperso;'. j
car, yet the conditions encounter? ;
ivere the unusual ones. j
' It Is the every day driving; across:
country, touring, that any one is liabl; j
to encounter that proves the real value j
of any car.
For that reason the experience of :i
Detroit Apperson driver in a Ions pull,
through a driving rain storm, in deep
mud and in many cases a quagmire,
will prove a real index to real Apper
son value.
Without any further commrnt here
with is quoted from a letter received
from V. A. Pritchard of Oetroit, de
scribing his experience with h's Ap
person Anniversary Tourster in a 11
'ent drive through Ohio and Indiana.
"I never realized fully how 'fine a
car I had or how snml a car an Ap
person really is until my recent drive
away in my new job from Kokomo
to Detroit.
"We left Kokomo, as you may know,
rn Thursday afternoon rather late, in
my new Apperson Anniversary Tours
ter, and just lazied along until we
jot to Fort Wayne where we stayed
over night.
"In the morning when we awoke we
discovered that it had been pouring
ill night long. I am frank to admit
'hat it was with considerable tre
pidition that we started across Indiana
and Ohio, knowing as we did the con
ditions of the roads. As you probably
Know, many of the Indiana and most
cf the Ohio roads that we cover are
very fair going during fair weather,
but after a heavy down-pour they are
a combination of ordinary country mud
and clay that in many places develop
into a quagmire.
"I have driven cars for some years.
T have hit hog-back roads, I have hit
ordinary country roads, but I must
say that I never struck going as dif
ficult as that which we struck be
tween Fqrt Wayne'and Detroit.
.' "For example, there was one stretch
particularly, practically S5 miles, with
deep ditches on the side, mud that
was never less than 6 inches deep,
with the rain coming down in sheets
and making the roads nothing but a
"Beyond that we hit one stretch of
7 miles where the mud was so deep
that the car which was going through
in front of us with four chains on it
left no Impress whatever. In other
. words, it was just a sea of clay and
"The Apperson walked through it as
though it were running over a boule
vard almost- On several occasions I
had to set my brakes, yet I never had
skid. Through it all I very seldom
had to put the car in second and never
had to put it in low.
"You hear of flexibility on the city
boulevards where you slow your car
down to 4 miles an hour and go ahead
in high, but the joy of this ride to me
was the fact that some times we were
going as slow as 5 miles an hour, at
other times we were running along at
23 or 24 miles an hour and yet it was
all done in high.
. rti, a r
9 iaseu car aner car tnat was
stalled. We passed 3 of them that had
slipped off the side of the road into
the ditch, but the Apperson Toursier
just kind of laughed if a car can laugh
at the kind of going we encountered.
"I want to compliment you gen
tlemen in turning out what in my
mind is the best car I have ever.driven
or ridden in a car with power for any
going .with a balance that made rid
ing through this mud and rough stuff
a pleasure, and with a finish which
showed no sign of the caked clay that
had been on it as soon as I washed
it off with a little cold water.
"Gentlemen, you ale to be con
gratulated on turning out a beautiful
car in every sense of the word.
"And to sum it all up. "when I ar
rived in Detroit that night after a
drive of nearly 200 miles, all the way
through the rain and this bad going
for a great part of the way, I was far
rrom being tired out. I am pleased to
,give my testimony to the worth whole
ness of your product."
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caroras and Alleghenies were sur
mounted under the handicap of a 3-ton
trailer load, had banished any mis
givings from the minds of the crew and
settled their tpirit into one of the ut
most confidence. The road through the
Laurel Ridge Mountains was covered
for miles with thick tar and oil which
made traction most difficult and liter
ally covered tractor and crew with
slithery, stick road binder.
i But one adjustment has been made
i on the machine the adjustment of
the turnbuckle on the brake-rod, tak
ing up a slight play a.id this was done
to safeguard the expeditionary party
in mountain climbing. L. B. Cravath,
vice-president and genearl manager of
the Hession Tiller and Tractor corpor
ation, who conceived the revolutionary
idea of a transcontinental tractor tour,
met his field party at Harrisburg, and
h'mself piloted the Wheat over the
mountains from Harrisburg to Cham
bersburg. Mr. Cravath, one of the
pioneers in the tractor business, was
on his way to the tractor exhibition at
Denrr, but remained long enough with
the tiacto- to satisfy himself that the
tour was running smoothly and that
the novel road wheel ftature of the
Hfssion company's pio'tuct was meet
ing the inexorable demands of the
cross country road. The Firestone solid
tires are standing up splendidly and
show practically no M?ns of wear.
"Merely the feel of it rests one,"
eaid the young woman as she slipped
into her favorite loumnng robe, and
it must be true of such an exquisite
robe as this one. Loose and uncon
ftned it hangs from the shoulders,
giving freedom to the limbs and
tody. Orchid colored crepe de chine
with a box plaited skirt in empire
style forms the under part, while
the coatee is georgette to match,
beautifully embroidered.
What is proving to be one of the
most novel and interesting transconti
nental trips ever attempted is that of
the Wheat tractor which left New
York on the eve of Memorial Day
headed for Los Angeles, Cab, riding
over the road on solid Firestone tire's.
At this writing the tractor is zig
zagging about the middle west in the
vicinity of Indianapolis, and making
for Wichita, Kansas, where thP traetr
exposition and demonstration will take
place the week of July 15.
Thsi tractor is receiving the most
severe of road tests the tilling abil
ity of the motor farm implement is
well known and so far rain, moun
tain sleet, the sticky, greasy mud and
shifting san dof the highways and de
tours have not combined to halt its
progress. Rather the delays met along
the road have been caused by Pennsyl
vania and middle west farmers them
selves. Aparently they have been not
so much interested in the tractor's
running schedule as in their oppor
tunity to study the Wheat undergoing
the practical test.
Though steep enough to awe the
average motorist the grades up to date
have not been as stiff as some that
the machine will climb in the Rockies.
Indeed, the ease with which the Tus-
We are very pleased to announce a considerable
reduction on all our tires and tubes. Our increased
buying power has enabled us to reduce prices.
Just received a large shipment of POPULAR
STANDARD MAKES at new prices. Come down
and look these over: '
Size .
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32x3 i-
Other Sizes in Proportion.
We Carry All Odd Sizes In Stock
Goods Shipped C. O. D. Anywhere.
Money Refunded on All Goods Returned Within
Ten Days
Phone 3080
201 N. Central
N. E. Cor. Central
and Monroe
(Atlanta Constitution.)
"That little place yonder, in the
blossoms, where trees wave welcome ,
that's: my home.
It is the true home maker the real
home lover who says that, coming
from the day's tasks, with all the pride
of home ownership.
And that is the pride that's felt by
the thousand owners of the homes o
city streets, or the little home places
that help to brighten city borders where
a greener world begins.
It's the pride of propretorship lift's
happiness summed up in a brief sen
tence: "That's my home!"
Business enterprise builds cities, but
it builds them around homes.
"A city of homes" is the phrase that
awakens interest everywhere. Ann
the age of ownership is coming to be
the wonder of the time, with youth
looking providently to the future
planning for it, working for it, with all
youth's hope and strength.
The humblest shelter may hold hap
piness enough if the one who walks
the way that leads to it can say, in the
heart's pride, "That's my home'."
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Letters from the
By Frederick J. Haskin
Fantastic results- were expected to
accrue when, during the war, the fed
eral government asked each of fcts
hundred million citizens to constitute
himself a Sherlock Holmes, for the de
tection of the disloyal. Good service
resulted as a whole but the call, to
a certain element, was like extending
an invitation to a banquet to the na
tion's hobo horde. Those men and
women from coast to coast who have
the letter writing mania, those people
who may possess brilliant minds gone
wrong, or dwarfed minds reaching out
beyond their sphere, grasped the oc
casion as a long sought opportunity.
So the department of justice, which
through its bureau of investigation,
enforced the espionage act, and there
fore became the clearing house for such
information, found itself the recipient
of wagonloads of epistles from the
erratic, letters from lunatics, notes
from the nutty. So numerous were
these communications that it became
necessary to establish what it dubbed
its "nut" file and there today may be
seen a remarkable collection of letters
from these mental cripples.
Here is one, lor instance, which ar
rived a month after the armistice was
signed: ,
"The Crown Prince has landed in
the United States. I saw him a few
days ago. I am sure the stranger is
the son of the kaiser. The physical re
semblance is startling. I have been
carefully supplied with an accurate
description of the Crown Prince, and
I am convinced that my identification
is correct.
"He was well dressed, and wore a
long tan. well-tailored, close-fitting
broad-cloth cot, like those usually
seen at the races in England. The
walk of this man was also identical
with that of the Crown Prince as
described in the newspapers. He
walked with a slow, swaggering stroll,
almost a strut, with a heavier bearing
on the right foot.
"He was a little taller than the
Crown Prince usually seems, but he
was very much like hira indeed. His
manner, however, was very nervous as
though on the alert. The peculiarity
of gait, showed that of an officer ac
customed to wearing a sword and the
swing of the body to step free of it.
"The man who might have been His
Royal Highness, might also have been
only a German officer bearing such
a resemblance, who purposely came to
America to parade around and give out
this suspicion in order that the real
whereabouts of the Crown Prince may
remain still a safe mystery."
This letter came from a woman in
Mississippi. It is typical. It might
have been of importance. It had to
be studied as did all of its kind. Often
it was on the border line of possible
intelligence and had to be investigated.
The fact that it belonged in the nut
file had to be established.
A study of these letters was equal to
a course in the psychology of the un
balanced but it likewise required much
effort. Some of the letters contain
as many as 5.000 words. Most writers
offer suggestions and advice as to how
the war should have been fought and
now the department should cope with
pro-Germans in this country. The de
partment would have needed a force
of agents as large as the army to in
vestigate the .charges made in these
Oftentimes a well-written communi
cation, making accusations of pro-German
tendencies and activities, would
be investigated only to find that the
writer was demented. Here, for in
stance, is a telegram addressed to
President Wilson and referred to the
department of justice for investigation.
"I have come to my president and
my flag for protection and justice. For
God's sake heed my appeal. Have al
ways been an honest, upright, clean
woman. Some persons have an offen
sive film in which is used my fea
tures. Please have the film con
fiscated." The woman was found to be of un
sound mental condition. - ,
All sorts of ingenious devices to
help win the war were offered to the
department. This one came from a
man in New England.
"My sister has written to you several
times so I will not have to introduce
myself. I don't know much about war
hut I believe I can put you onto a
little scheme. We all know the Ger
mans use everything they can think
of to destroy our men and disable us
and if we have a trap set for them it
might do some good. My plan is this:
To have a large supply of cheap guns
nip.de to shoot automatically. Load
them with, buck shot and then e:n-
eal them with lea-es and straw,
leaving only'the muzzle expo?a. Place
them on top the of the trench and
l ae an electric wire conn"Ctrd to
The big out-doors
is calling you!
A SURE way to guarantee
vacation enjoyment
the Oldsmobile way.
And the summer trip to the mountains
or the seashore- will be a 100 more
satisfactory to hundreds of ArTzonans
this year because they are going in
Twenty-one " years experience in motor car building
insures Oldsmobile owners of the greatest motor car
value, of proven worth and thorough reliability.
The best test of Oldsmobile values is the sales test. The ever-increasing
number of motorists who are buying Oldsmobiles is proven by the sales
records of the Ferguson.-Keeler company. . -
We are prepared to render immediate delivery on any model of this popular
Oldsmobile. There is a model to satisfy every motorist's whim the
Sporting model, the standard roadster, the Club roadster or a seven
passenger or five-passenger model. And you have the choice In most of
these models in a six or an eight-cylinder motor.
ALL PRICES F. O. B. PHOENIX, Including War Tax.
7-passenger Touring Car, Club Roadster or
Touring Car $1970
5-Passenger Light Six, Touring Car or Roadster
5-passenger Pacemaker, Sport Models $1995
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tne trench, the gun could bv dis
charged by someons several hundred
yards behind the line. This wjuli givi
the Huns a dose of their own medi
cine." Another man claimeo he knew all
about the "flu" germs. He wrote:
"You will forgive me if I take the
liberty to insult you. For a poor
worker, you will be indulgent to me.
According to me, affairs are going fine.
because the Influenza now has struck
only me, and all the doctors in the
country don't know what to do. I have
the cure. The pharmacists are high
ly excited only because they are afraid
I will stop theepidemic. Soon then I
will' no longer need to work in this
prison, as I will give all my energy
to study the serum of the Spanish
affluence( incluenza). If you do not
understand my offer, it is not my fault
for I never had the distinction of ever
attending college." ' " ;
In many instances, men and women
wrote the department, offering their
services. One woman wanted the de
partment "to squeeze me into. Ger
many as a dancer." "I dance and teach
classical and ' stage dancing," she
wrote, "I have had offers of as much
as $500 per week to do classical solos.
Because of - my . family prejudices
against the stage I ; declined all of
them. I would be satisfied to go on
the stage in Germany if you can get
me through, and I will assuredly come
out with something for you, although
I .cannot speak their' horrible jargon. 7
Not all appeals bear on the war,
however. One young girl asked the
department to . help her get on the
stage. ,. . . .
"I might perhaps get there if I tried
myself," she wrote,, "but prefer to gs
with the government s stamp of ap
proval, even though it may be pri
vately attached. , 1 ' am supposed to
have talent; the ability and appear-:
ance. Please, please, please help me to
get on the stage. You see I am beg
ging you. I am not accustomed to
begging men to do things for me. I
am accustomed to being begged."
It was suggested by another woman
that the agents of the department
might be able to get valuable inform
ation about German spies in this coun
try through occult societies. She ex
plained that the Germans received
most of their information about the
enemy from the spirits.
A man in New York state was so
much concerned about the luxuries
possessed by a band of gypsies that
he wrote the department "that it Is
not very often that gypsies are well
heeled, and when in war times they
travel through the country in hand
some motor cars it might be to the
official interests of the government
to know about it. and see if German
money was used to buy cars for them."
once after it started," writes a man
from one of the Southern states, "I
received three anonymous communi
cations by mail, threatening me that
if I did not stop aiding Great Britain
as against Germany, suitable revenge
would be taken. Two of the letters I warship and taken to Germany."
suggested kidnapping me as an easy
means of disposing of me. I should
be carried to a certain point on the
Atlantic coast and shipped out to sea.
Such are samples "of endless num
bers of letters that constantly poor
into the department of justice, are ex
amined and filed away in the special
where I would be placed on a German crypt prepared for them.
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