There are many reasons
for the ease of steering
the new Ford
THE new Ford Is exception
•fly easy to steer because of
. the well-proportioned
weight of the car, the steel
•poke wheels, the co-ordi
gated design of springs and
shock absorbers, tlie size
and design of the steering
v . wheel, and the simple me
chanical construction of the
•teer ing gear,
__ The Ford steering gear Is
. of the worm and sector
" type used on high-priced
ears and Is three-quarter
In simple, non-technical
language, this means that
the ear responds easily and
quickly to the steering wheel,
^psftiiere Is no danger of the
tfheel being jerked from the
) hands of the driver by ruts
or bumpy hi the road. A
Ugh! touch guides the car,
yet yen always have that
necessary feehof-the-road so
essential to good driving.
Strength of materials and
cartful workmanship give
nominal stability to the Ford
steering gear and housing.
The steering worm, for
fastanee, is aplined to the
•tearing worm shaft and is
the shaft anil worm to
gether. The steering worm
seetor is forged and ma
ehineil in the same piece
with its shaft.
The housing of the steer
ing gear mechanism is made
of three steel forgings, elec
trically welded together.
This housing is then electri
cally welded to the steering
column. Such a one-piece
steel unit is naturally much
sturdier than if several parts
were used and bolted or riv
Throughout, the new Ford
steering mechanism is so
simple in design and soeare
fnlly made that it requires
practically no attention.
Hie only thing for yon to
do is to have the front steer
ing spindles, spindle con
necting rods, and drag link
lubricated every 500 miles
and the steering gear lubri
cated every 2000 miles.
For this work, yon will
find it best to consult the
Ford dealer. He has been
specially trained and
equipped to help yon get
the greatest possible use
from your car over the lone
Mnmpr, 01 eonree,
tlin If ■ single key
were weed to hold
cat period of time at
• minimum of trou
ble and expense.
Ford Motor Company
SOMETHING NEW IN
AT THE PARAGON
(Exactly At Illustrated.)
COLORS—Red, Bask, Tan, Green
Paragon Dept. Store
Prison Gates Swing Open
For Pretty Slayer
Mme. Paulette Saludes Sails For
France To Resin
New York—As the big trans-At
lantic liner slipped down the river
on the midnight tide, a slender
woman in her middle thirties leap
ed negligently against the rail,
peering overside. Outwardly there
was nothing to distinguish her from
her fellow passengers; actually there
was an amazing difference.
The attractively-gowned woman
standing so quietly In the lee of her
stateroom was returning to her
homeland, France, after spending
six years in a felon’s cell. She had
killed her sweetheart. Had been
duly tried, convicted and sentenced
to pass the remainder of her life
in prison. But there were certain
mitigating circumstances; the case
was brought to the attention of
former Governor Alfred E. Smith.
Finally, as his last official act, he
signed a pardon for her.
But, although she is returning to
France, to Paris, there to pick up
the thread of life where she left off
nearly 10 years ago. Mme. Paulette
Saludcs hasn't a single regret for
firing the shot that sent Oscar
Martelliere to his grave and herself
“Sorry I keel Martelliere? I
haven’t a seengle regret I” she de
clared, her eyes glinting stormlly.
"He got what he richly deserved.
"He took everything I had; broke
up my home, robbed me of my
husband, property, everything. When
I could give no longer, I find out
how false he Is. Something went
wrong In my head and I killed
Mme. Saludes’ last memory of her
husband Is when she and Martel
liere, his trusted friend and busi
ness associate, bade him bon voy
age as he set sail for Algiers to
sell some lumber. He was to return
as soon as possible.
While he was at sea. Mme. Salu
des learned after the tragedy. Mar
telliere cabled him that his wife
had been unfaithful to him. This
was an untruth, calculated to cause
the husband to remain away. Fi
nally the wife yielded to Mart el -
Uere’s wooing and came to the
United States with him.
"The future?” Mme. Saludes
shrugged an expressive shoulder.
’ Who can tell? Perhaps a little
dressmaker's shop with my mother
to help me; maybe something else.
But—no marriage, no men . . .
How And Where To Get Tax Money
The general assembly. It seems
Is determined to relieve the lands
of part of the present taxes. There 1
Is a proposition to add an additional
cent on gnsollne to relieve the coun
ties of express for roads, and
is a bill to tax electric light bills, I
moving pictures, etc., which Is ex
pected to raise $200,000. Brt all'
these proposed taxes hit against the
fellows that are already paying.
What is needed is to get contribu
tions from the tens of thousands
of folks who are virtually paying
no tax. A levy of one per cent on
all net incomes up to $1,000 a year
derived from untaxed sources and
the application of the present In
come rates to all incomes above,
$1,000 for the unmarried and the
first $2,000 for the married would
give money galore, and secure it
fairly. Thousands of young men and
women are making more net Income,
than the average farmer who pays
$50 a year tax on his’ farm. And
these youngsters, the very ones for
whom the high taxes for school
have been paid, are paying, in tens
of thousands of cases, not a single
cent of tax. And as women pay
no poll tax, practically all the wom
en earners of salaries—including
thousands of teachers—pay no tax
at all, though they are making more
than the average farmer who pays
$50 a year tax, and has the help
of his family on the farm and
many an acre in big state of cul
tivation and quite a large number in
good pasture land for stock raising
has to support his family.
Now, this is no guessing. Since
wa began to write this article a
farmer has come in and we have
counted up everything he made on
his place, allowing twenty-five
cents a day for vegetables and
counting cedar poles cut, counted
in the wood used at $2 a cord, and
his share of a tenant's crop, and the
! whole thing less cost of fertilizer
and other legitimate expenses, in
cluding feed for three horses and
$18 interest on their value and $50
deterioration, gives him a net in
come of about $850. In addition to
his own labor, his wife and big
13-year-old boy did considerable
Now, the tax on that farm Is
about $60, and the interest on its
assessed value is $175. But he has
the rental of the home to partially
offset the interest.
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Excavations Being Made At Kish,
Mesopotamia. Show In
Chicago. -Civilization was lound
ed shortly before 4000 B. C., arch
aeologists now conducting research
work in Kish, Mesopotamia, have
conclude 1, according to a report re
Professor Stephen Langdon, direc
tor of the Field Museum Oxiord
university joint expedit‘on sent this
conclusion In a report to Stephen
C. Simms, director of the museum.
The professor explained that
through excavations below' the mod
ern water level archaeologists es
tablished a scientific classification
of the various periods from the be
ginning of civilization upward to the
Neo-Babylonian period, mfrfked by
the great temple of Nabundius at
the end of the sixth century,
"This remarkable well-preserved
temple,” Langdon reports, “which
In part still preserves the cornice of
its western walls now stands on
the verge of a deep cavity. Four
teen meters below the pavement of
the temple, where the last King of
Babylonia took refuge from the
Medea, the ruins of the brick walls
now appear Inundated by the risen
water level of Mesopotamia, on the
Site said to have been the place
after the flood. Apparently the
water level has risen about nine
feet since that time.
“In this lowest stratum, now be
low water level, the same mono
chrome and polychrome painted
ware Is being found as at Jemdet
Nasr (another ancient city 17 miles
to the northeast where the expedi
tion has conducted excavations >.
There is also the same deep red
ware as at Jemdet Nasr, but also
fine black ware and some beauti
fully made incised black pottery.”
The civilization at Jemdet Nasr,
Langdon believes, can be dated at
3500 B. C. Many Inscriptions were
found there and identified as writ
ten In the Sumerian language. So
primitive is the script of these first
attempts in writing that the verb
is not Inflicted and and the noun
“From the date of this stratum
at Kish,” Langdon says, “it seems
obvious that a date before 4000 B.
t. must be assumed for the found
ing of the first Sumerian cities of
From the lowest stratum upward
through 58 feet of debris, the exca
vators have been able to determine
seven stages of human history, In
I eluding the pricitlve era, the brick
Dr. Wood Insists
Kinston Man Convinced He Has
Great Idea; Will Xee
Kinston.—Dr. Eugene Wood will
lay his "goat proposal" before
members of the general assembly a
second time; but is not overly hope
ful that it will be seriously consid
ered. People always were slow to
take progressive steps, according
to Kinston's best-known sports
man, originator of the goat plan.
The plan is rather elaborate.
Briefly, eliminating the details, it
calls for an investment o> the state
of $10,000 in 10,000 goats, about
four-fifths of them nannies, and
their distribution through the
eastern and western parts of North
Carolina No goats would be need
ed in the central section.
If the legislature should adopt
the plan and the governor name
Wood, as he ought to be named,
chairman ol the commission to pur
chase. allot and supervise the goats,
the local man would release the
nannies and williams in the low
grounds of the tidewater district
and on -the hillsides of the west
where the ruminants would not in
terfere with the grazing of cattle.
Here are some of the th ngs Wood
claims the goats would do; Propa
gate rapidly. In 10 years there
would be 100,000 goats. Rid the
state of weeds and forest under
growth. The woods would soon be
come groves and natural parks.
Eradicate snakes and other pests.
1 hr re would be no thick places for
the snakes to lurk in. Give the mos
quito population an awful wallop.
With tiie scrub eradicated so that
the sun could penetrate the fast
nesses countless breeding places of
mosquitoes would be dried up. Pro
vide a new supply of game. Wild
goats would provide a sport de luxe
Wood claims. “If you don't believe
it try to catch a tame bill when he
doesn't want to be caught.” Boost
the wire fencing business. Wood ad
mits the fields and gardens would
#iave to be fenced in. and that pret -
And the would-be. benefactor of
the state has ascertained from cer
tain authorities that no objection
badly,” he declared.
tomb stage, the period of Sumeria's
greatest glory, a period of decad
ence an era of great wealth, and
finally the days of the Nep-Baby
lonian empire. , ._
The expeuition has begun to un
cover sculptures which represent
the period when Kish was a byword
for power throughout Asia Minor.
The excavators hope to find ma
terial which will aid in tracing the
religious and political history of the
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