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Unofficial Report Tells of New
Low Price Car Com
An unofficial announcement is
made Unit the Overland factory will
have on the market some time next
summer jjutwo and five-passenger mod
el equryi''d with electric lights and
electric starter to sell at $495 at To
ledo. The motor will be a four-cylinder,
en bloc single unit construction simi
lar to the Kord. The clutch is to be
"I believe in a spade," said Emerson,
"and an; acre of ground.'- "Whoever
(cuts a straight path to his own living
by the help of God, jn the sun and
rain and sprouting grain, seems to me
a universal working man. He solves
the problem of life, not one, but for
all men of sound body." Herein is the
keynote of the platform for the men
and women who are carrying on the
We get from the land what we put
into it. If we build permanently, we
will be sheltered in later years; if we
plant wisely, we will read the content
ment in the shade of the next genera
tion. If a farm is regarded as merely
losing its fluidity, at theilow t'emper
I atures.to which it is subjected, it wiH
maKe me engine,.waui- r.
when cold, thus putting unnecessary
wprk upon the starter ( whether uie
chanical or muscular) aod wo;-se than
that, will possibly cause injury to the
engine bearings through failure of; the
congealed oil to circulate" and distnb:
ute over the wearing surfaces while
the engine is being run to warm it" up.
By exposing, in the garage, a small
quantity of the oil being used, in a
bottle or measure, the effect of cold
upon-it can be observed and, if it . is
found to become pasty an. effort "tW
be made to procure another di&ftfetfer
A writer in a refcent issue of The
trie inexorable natural economic laws charrotte Observer has the followine
only inevitable invites their moral, ' valuable information on the proper lu- 5 adapted to resist congealing: ''in
physical and economic destruction, i hrication of a nar d urine the cold ' Dies of various oils can be tried! out,
inevitably be a certain number of
acres that the reasonably ;, intelligent Valuable Advice .: to ' Automo-
'ihan requires to ma,ke a "full and com-' r ;i. ai . if'' T ..1 :
fortable living unon farms in the , D"18ts About Using Lubri-
U11ILCU OLttLCO-v, It, llOO UCCU IU1UIC1
proven that attempt3 of men to suspend
or interference with this law or of
cants in Winter.
and "Ten Acres Enough," and col-
u. i . lyv ";7'Ja cold dollar-making investment, or
ca,,!y adjusted with center control we miss the harvest of
sft.mng lever. i ne car win uu , u b a liule hook called
I'-'yi'v" V i o ;;7h regard the farm as a home and culti-
top, slop.pnR wmdsh eld .3 1-2 ch , ? h essentials of satisfying
tires and w.h m act be a regular coraf0vts, trees and flowers,
car althougn it will only weigh about ' ingg Qf beauty &
ThisPisnaSfraiik effort to invade the ! ennialH harves he riPe years of old
x , , . a co jage when such things come to have a
tern ory hitherto suppose d tc sac- f q &
red to Heniy Fort and .considerable, atate still further some fun-
interest has been shown in the new , ... .
' damental farm philosophy, before we
"VentUre. ' o f rt f - stannma mVmtKAo i f n
the price can be I 1 ""-"
pnes oxiiy i,u ine j.o-acre larm, ana
William Borsodi said that "Farming weather
is unique among occupations in that J "The lubrication, during the cold
it can be engaged in without one's season, of. a car which is. kept in 'an
first attaining any particular ex-; unheated garage' requires special at-
perence. io greair raiiacy tnan tention. If the engine oil used is not portance than the other properties of
that was ever uttered. Borsodi is an I sufflcientlv mMnmnf tn nvont its an oil. If the same oil is used .Vf or
advocate of "Three acres and Liberty" , -
in the above simple manner, ' ton de
termine their resistance; to cicildjjun
til something satisfactory as? ipund.
Of course, the cold test is ofeiesft.irn-
con, "made the first farm." And on
laborating with Bolton Hall published tne farm are we nofc -n closer pres
kept at $-:V5 is an unsettled question.
The price of sfeei will have consider
able to do v.ith the final price on the
i not to the 6-ftcre ?farm. I will auote
I from Marcus Terentius Varro, who was trying to grow out-or-season vegeta
! known in Rome as "the most modern-bles from five hundred to twelve
i of the anicents." and bv some, as "the! hundred miles from their markets and
' most learned of the ancients." It was i who are at tne mercy of transporta
A T Slit T I
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ana a living . it is a volume pacnea U, . .. , A. x . ,
full of statements giving 'names and 'fiAe5fwIS the.mystenos trafI
places of neople who have raised, between the spirit of creation and
much food on a little land. Each the womb of nature,
statement is probably true, and iS not No man ot thb'ugh'tful and sensitive
subject to discredit with regard - to so.ul can move among these mysteries
the amount of stuff raised or the sum without a sense of the source of
of money received for it. It Is an ad- tnings, witnout a feeling of reverence
mirable book, and I commend it 'to
those having a little land adjacent to
a large consuming center, but it is
mighty poor food for the gentlemen
and worship in the presence of pow
ers that build the beauty of the
Out of a clod springs a bloom, a
lily blossom out of the dust, a real
and vital repnrection, before the eyes
t)f the beholders carrying to his heart'
the thought iaat when he himself has
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cotton plantation. Anyway, there.' is of his dreamless heart
Your Farm Home
in Sunny Florida,
awaits you. It's a Big
Crop Region a Land of
Plenty for Farming and
Stock Raising. Good
Schools, Churches and
ample transportation fa
cilities. Healthful Climate
adequate Rainfall and
Good Roads. Every month
a growing month. The
Florida East Coast
through its subsidiary
companies The Model
Land Co., Perrrne Grant
Land Co., Chuluota Co.
and Okeechobee Co. , own
and have for sale large
areas of land suitable for
farms or truck gardens;
also town lots for homes
in attractive sites. Buyno
Florida lands until you
get reliable information.
Free Illustrated Literature
on request. Your questions
promptly answered in detail.
Write today to
J. E. INGRAH AM, Vice-President
Florida East Coast Railway Co.
Room City Building
St Augustine, Florida
Varro who stated that the obligations I on and climatic irregularities, and -Jed to dust loveliness shall spring
of every farmer are. "the ability to naraiy suiia Die ior ,ine, owner , oi. .a,---- T 1U"'"6
make a full and comfortable living
from the land; to rear a family com-
;fortably and well; ,to be of good serv
ice to the community, and to leave the
farm more productive than he took it."
multiple-disc clutch lubrication aS.v'in
the engine base (and this is comnipn
ly the case in. unit pover plants )i its
thickening, by cold, often causes; ' the
Clutch to 'drag', resulting in - greats dif
ficulty in engaging the gears ;ahd:the
use of a non eoldproof oil . shduli be
four-inch and nhnvo t ...
, ty mK(J ,,
Stay bolts to hold beads hPf U,e'. r
rim clinches. When using" regulm
clincher tires on quick detachabl'
rims, it is necessary to use naps ?
protect the inner tubes. l
"Quick detachable clincher case
Ignoirance Caused a Loss of ea .nlv
$105,000,000 in Tires
clincher rims'-and the split tVri
clincher. This style of tire should S
ways be equipped with fla;x
. . . Ipq hnrA nrvn.ulrotnhoKU . ..1 ,
In an article on "Stop Abusing Your.r: , ,'.-r nis nnbed.
. , ded in the ba-se and are de ini ,
Tires!" Mr. H. S, Firestone, president ' f0r quick detachable strait
of the Firestone Tire and Rubber om i rims. This type &:iould alwuvs h
pany, says: ; j equipped with flaps. Straight ' sifo
"One hundred and, five million dol-jtires are sometimes used on quick de
lars was wasted by the users of auto-J tachable clincher rims having fill '
mobile tires 'last year due to igrior-i beads in clinches of rims. Th!s is no
ance and negligence in the use andjto. be recommended, however, as the
care of tires. This stupendous figure ' base width of this style of rim is nnt
is arnvea at oy researcn ana compuia-uHauic iui oudigm siue iires
tion by tire men in a position to
"This waste should be stopped. The
automobile today is a business neces
sity. Good business is opposed to
waste. Good business means the full
avoided on this account.- Engine; heat use and value of every asset. ' This
much of value in it to the,, "Little
Lander"; for the exceptionally intel
ligent, patient and highly ingenius
man who wants to practice intensive
Now the question Is,what number of cultivation on his city lot or on a
garden larm near a gooa sizea cuy.
Its contents will stimuate him to. re-
acres under the economic situation in
the United States is necessary for a
j man to fulfill the purpose of the farm
las laid down by Varro, or has the pur
: pese of the farm changed in the two
! thousand years since Varro's time?
j Does; not the economic pressure of
; population determine the amount of
.'land necessary for the average man
! to cultivate in order to make a "full
and comfortable living," and does it
Above the smallest and the' largest
arm stirs the unseen wings, and ev
ery seed breaking through its crust
speaks with the voice of immortality,
reminding us that clay has worn the
frrat,Y! of God.
In a passage of remarkable beamy
newed effort when he learns wliat? Andrew de Vere speaks of Wordsworth
success has been attained by so many j as conceiving life in this world to be
with a little land. It's a good book!011" lonS cystic colloquy between the
for the right man in the right place, twin-born forms of nature and man
but preaches a most insidious and whispering together in immortality,
imperfect doctrine to the man who ' Antl o it is in the vital relationship
has a large farm in the remote coun- j betw??en the heart of man and the
try districts. - heart of nature that gives true signifi-
Unfortunately, nowhere in this de-'ance to outdoor li:e which the
keeps sufficiently warm and fluids the
lubricants in tbe front end" of 4ar
but cannot be depended uj$on fd af
fect those in the rear axle housing and
in a transmission unit mounted there
on. Care should therefore be taken
that if a grease or heavy 'dope'; has
been used in these housings during
warm weather, it is replaced by some
such lubricant as steam cylinder oil,
a very heavy bodied gas engine oil or
any good, lubricant, in fact, which is
known to flow slightly at winter tem
peratures, in a cold garage, hard cup
grease can scarcely be squeezed
through grease cups and even if it can
and articles that will follow tell you
how to stop abusing your tires and
put your share of a hundred millions
saved into circulation for better pur
popse. "Stopping the abuse of tires begins
with the selection of the right type
and size of tires for your car.
"No amount of care can overcome
the damage done by the mistake, of
putting on the wrong type or size.
"Car 'construction, power, lateral
strains and traction strains to the tires
must be kept in mind when deciding
upon diameter and cross section of
Remember That Gasoline is Plavinn
a Bio Part in This War 3
(From Bulletin Issued by Government V
and Msrerifll ("Ymrvit., c T " rnn
It is suggested that our gasoline
supply may be increased considerably
if motorists will overcome an unwar
ranted prejudice against vellowish
gasoline. In the early days of the
oil industry poor refining methods
were responsible for the production
of yellowish kerosenes and gasolines
which were sometimes dangerous
This led the public to demand that
gasoline, be "water white", and the
prejudice has hindered the develop
ment of cracking processes which pro
duce perfectly safe gasoline with a
slightly ! yellowish tinge. Another
handicap in the industry, according to
petroleum experts, is the necessity for
refiners treating gasoline with sul
phuric acid and caustic soda to re
tire eauimnent. But the weight of
be, will hardly distribute itself through I the car is probably the most Import-
small greaseways. A soft grease j ant thing.
should therefore be used during the! "in selecting the tires for a car,
winter." consult your tire dealer who will tell move unsaturated hydrocarbons which
. j you tne proper Size for tiie Weight of, have high fuel value in an explosion
'the car. engine, u is estimated tnat there is
the "Much delay and annoyance can he, a loss 01 $au,uuu,uuu a year in the
Inotmeanthata "full and comfortable lightful volume could I find a state-J Qkn?V t0 Bam the
; living" shal conform to the demands
jof our modern civilization?
j Upon the plains of Lombardy, in
. Denmark; in France, in Holland, in
jJapan and in China, where the popula
tion is dense and economic opportuni
ty denied the many, the average man
i can possess1 for purposes of cultiva
tion only a small piece of land, and he
must sustain himself upon it. In ir
rigated sections the number of acres
is possible, where the radius of the
farmer's necessities are limited. Farm
jers in most regions, who till from 160
j to 320 acres are apt. to feel that it is
but playing at farming to get down to
20 acres and less, and they ask serious-
ily: "Can I make. a living on so limit-
jed an acreage?"
i The Japanese keep a little more
jthan two and one-half acres. France
jpaid the great German War Indemnity
of one thousand million dollars, and
mnB( r,r.ir.: blessings of his craft
ninloo on nlncnnhv nnnn urhioh ' all f 1 ft'dS K lS that the Who makes
agricultural effort is predicated
It is full of statements of satisfying
yields and handsome profits, and like
many agricultural writers, accentuates
the profits at the expense of .the. prin
ciples and products.
I am still far from where I wanted
to go when I started out upon this!
thesis, and my original intention was!
to show that the success of small
farms in the United'-States is only,
possible under exceptional circuin-i
stances; where the population is fairly,
dense and adjacent to a large consum-'
ing center; in other words in what
ever portion of the United States it is
an economic necessity, and can never
become generally successful until
about twice as much land has been(
brought into cultivation as we now
have. .-; .
Also to show that any attempt to
a home on a farm with a proper ap
preciation of its meaning and its pos
sibility joins himself in a beautiful
find immortal fellowship and a Di
- Staggering Output.
During the month of October
Ford Motor Company made- 79,675
cars. In the last six months their
production was 469,135 or at a rate of
938,270 per annum. The estimated
production for the year was placed
at 900,000, about 3,000 per day, but
there is smal doubt that unless war
conditions prevent . that .there will be
more than one million Ford cars made
within the Ford fiscal year August 1. j
1917, to August 1, 1918. Staggering i tion, and that there has not been a
as are these figures this tremendous Iday, since August 1 last, that therej
triumph of manufacturing possibili-! has not been orders on hand for more
United States through these prejudic
es, represented by 30,000,000 gallons
of gasoline", 35,000 tons of sulphuric
avoided, when ordering hew tires, by
specifying the style.
"Regular clincher cases have
stretchable beads and are designed acid, and 3,500 tons of caustic soda.
for use on regular clincher (one piece)
rims; they are sometimes used also
on quick detachable clincher rims.
WThen used on regular clincher rims,
it is desirable for sizes including the
ties, it is equally astonishing to know
that demand is' ever ahead of produc
tion 100,0.00 cars for immediate delivery.
CHICHESTER S FILLS
tWjrr TIIE IIAMOKfl BRANn ,i-
Ladles t Ask jronr Di-tipplst for
. Chf-ches-ter'B Diamond BrandAl
1 ill in tea ana Wold metallicW
xboxes, sealed with Blue Ribbon. V
Take no other. Bdt of jour V
DIAMOND JtRAND JflLLfi. fo, a!
years known as Best, Safest, Always ReliaUt
SOLO BY DRUGGISTS EVERYWHERE
IwhPTi oqItpH tiAm cho rliH it nninto to 1
iher prosperous agriculture-her small I restrict the acreage and increase pro
!farms Iduction by the circulation of msidi-
' J . A, jously fallacious statements, will only
j Production and not acreage is the the effect of defeating its own
iijicitauie ui pruiii 111 sparsely seu.ieu
'sections, but where the population is
i dense, conditions change by limiting
i economic opportunity, and exert an
jeconomic pressure that forces man to
work harder, apply greater intelligence
land cultivate his land more intensive-
UF.PORT OF THK f OVDITKlV OF
H'he Citizen's r.jink-at Wilmington, in the i ly than where population is
Ktate of North Cnrolina, at the close of This condition will be brought about
business. November 1'oth, 1917. ; automatically and as a natural pro-
509.S1 ucumig uinisen iu ma buciai, morai t , th affect the home, and
Xio.'ins :ml 1 isr-f)unt
Tinted Statesj I'onrls on hand ..
All other Storks. Honds, and
r.ankini: Uousos, $20,000.00;
Furniture and Fixtures,
All ottu-r rear-estate owned 14,27.21 j production indicates mental superiori-
Demand loans 9.127.S-) Uy and ability.
from Xatin.,,1 Ranks .r.,404.19 This .statement rests on the fact
Due from State Banks and Bank- ... .,t
4 416 fJH cisiiuuiiui e ui Kjiiiiitx,, iiilj'
................ i.'2So!98 ! centuries old, is intensified to a de-
250.00 and economic environment
I Many people in the United States
500-00 i think that the application of the Chin
ese system of cultivation is the right
one for us; arguing that their great
Ciish Items . .
Silver Coin, inefndint; all minor
National nnk notes and other
U. S. Notes . . . .
gree unknown in this country, and re
sults that would astonish our farmers
are commonly achieved there, as a
matter of national preservation.
So much of the argument rests on
Total $123,531.05 ! the ability of the Chinese to success-
- i fully manage his agriculture on his
capital stock Sm!".T!ES; $ 25,000.00 1 ow,n scale will be accepted at its face
Surplus fund 25,000.00 1 value. The trouble would come when
Fndivid.Hi nrnnts. loss current ex- i he is asked to adapt his methods to
... . ., . ,,,,, ,-i"u'n!)rm nnprat nna of tiio mao-nitiirta fa.
(Hi ' V. V i-A V- AAA HI i VS A V S. V
29,165.11 j miliar m tne united States and Ua
w . , . . .
Deposits snhjeet to fheek
.Time Certificates 'of Deposit
.Cashier's Cheeks ontstand ..
Duo to National F.anks
Due on Real Estate
Any attempt to get away from an
economic balanco in the amount of
land required by the average man
would have the effect of retarding the
development of the most important
thing in the world the . home. The
lonlv reallv imnortant thine is the
All other thing3 art, politics, relig
ion, war are seconaary, ana lmpon-
1 any number ot acres in any. given
community that is either more or less
than is normally required in propor
tion to the owner's intelligence and
ability to work it properly, is work-
ing against the development of homej
If a man has more acres than he,
has 'the ability to cultivate success
fully and it is a common fault of man ,
to acquire more land than he has thei
labor or brains to work properly, he
is usually working under a mental,
strain and is irritated and worried De
cause things are apparently going
On the other hand, too few acres
are likely , to have the same effect,
and a "grouch" is developed. , An un
satisfied irritated .and unhappy man
in a home will put the best regulated
household out. of tune with normal
A Big Touring Car for Five People
on Saxon "Six"
V nada- Tne shipping of land, ther dm He is continually or
iXVio I crowding of crops, the attention given! riP(1 flbout his' profits, and rarely
9N3.58 ine inaiviauat pianis, naDituai witn
li.ooo.oo the Chinese, and possible only because
, i growing, things, to care , for. would be
ioi7nty f New "diculous "under ther4 conditions .that
prevail here. It doubtless is true the
; Stnfe of North c-irdi"'i
s Hanover. November P0. 1917
' I. II. V. Wells. Cnsh
.lianied Bank, do solemnly swenr that the farmer who has nursed his seeds and
;knowiPd"oni,t'J?iVrue to the best of my 'their growth so tenderly as is equir-
H. W. WELLS, Cashier.
, Oorrest Attest
11. O. OR ADV.
('. D. WEEKS.
R. E. WILLIAMS.
o v , Direr-tora.
SubseribedT and sworn to before me, this
-first day of Der-empr mi.7
rv -S--R- ADAMS- Notary Publie.
jiy Commission expires March 7th, 1919.
LjsGWlN PRINTING COMPANY
8 Grace StWilmington, N. C
in crowded China may have in course
of a hundred or ' more generations ac
quired a knowledge of plant life and
habits beyond the grasp -of his Am
erican compeers.., -
But this is hbt all there. is to farm
ing, and. the rnan who is accustomed to
assiduously tendering a procession of
crops in a tract of ground the size of
a hall bedroom might find his ex
perience and -lore equally knocked
askew were he asked to project them
on the scope of a forty-acre lot, not
to speak -of the wide-spreading plan
tations of the South and the farms of
the West. ; ,. ' '
Undoubtedly, the Chinese farmer is
entitled to great respect for the won-,
iders ne acmeves at the expense of
i patience beyond our ken, but ip would
itake our farmers too long to adjusV
; themselves -to the- Chinese limitations
tas it would stake -hija too long to ad
just him to our distances.
! It has been .provetr t'eyohd all argu
ment that the'actrons of men are gov
;ernedfey; fixed laws, and are not the
i result of ch
niif Vila TT-nrl upta or "hlST
LllUliUgllUl UI -JUl. "'J jiuuuv " -!
home, except as they affect his prof -j
its. He has become a commercial far
mer, and is entirely out of harmony,
with the scheme and purpose" of the.
farm; that the farm is merely for the
purpose of making a home for himself ;
and family. The home and farm, must
fllwavs be in combination with the!
first thouught always to the develop
ment and keeping of the home. vWork
in the open fields has its effect upon
character, health, ideals and morals,
as well as upon our materialistic side.
Really, few men pursue life f of its
own sake, but occasionally vwefinda
few in the country who &6. f.
To these the art . of agriculture tis
its own reward. We accuse, them, of
creator. For after all, the real rvir
and ambition, yet we envy (them the
Satisfaction which their contentment
brings.' ; ' :
. Let us remember that our commer
cial ideals to gather as. much of-the
world's goods are not the ideals ' of
the men' whom we call greatest. Work
for the sake of service 'is the high;
est ideal. Qf all the employments ag
riculture ;f arming invests the toiler
with a sene of dignity ' and glory,
making him conscious ' that he is
creator. For after; aP " the real vir
tue in making a farm is in 'creating
a home, and in.that deeper symbolism
of the farm in the spirits that: mores
Here's the best way we know of to
really find out what a great value
Sxaon "Six" at $935 is.
Just forget for a moment that you
are going to buy a car priced some
where between $800 and $1,150.
Now go nad look at the high-priced
cars- the cars selling at $2,000,
$3,000, $4,000 and up to $10,000.
Take a pencil and jot down their '
most important features.
Then check those features against
the Saxon' "Six" features. You'li
find that 11 of the big features of
Saxon "Six" are also features of 30
;ars priced from $2,000 to $10,000.
One of these 30 cars selling at
$4,800 has 5 of these 11 features
of Saxon "Six" at $935.
Tliat's enough on the quality side.
N pw check the performance of
these costly cars against the per
formance of Saxon "Six."
Saxon "Siafwill "pick-up" from a
dead-stand tp 50 miles per hour in
26 second. Can these great, heavy
Saxon Six" is so flexible that you
rarely have to shift ; gears', save
when you come to an absolute 4top.
But the costly cars have) to change
gears then, too. '
Saxon "Six" will "choke" down to
11-2 miles per hour "on high" and
roll along smoothly without buck
ing and jerking. Do you know any
costly car that will do better?
Saxon "Six" seats five passengers,
comfortably, and six if necessary.
No costly five-passenger car can do
And Saxon "Six" will cost you far
less in gas, oil and service attention
The price now is $935 f. o. b. De
troit Before long the price of all
mootr , cars will probably be raised.
Make Saxon "Six" your car
- - Sales and
110 Dock Street;
ROBERT C. BARR, Manager.
Ill Chestnut Street r
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