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  • June 14, 1913

  • William Montgomery and Florence Moore, the two big stars in the Law Fields musical comedy "Hanky Panky," which will appear at the Page theater Friday, June 20, own an Overland automobile, which is an unusual proof of the efficiency of that car. They have owned it three years and for two years have driven it all over the count...
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  • William Montgomery and Florence Moore, the two big stars in the Law Fields musical comedy "Hanky Panky," which will appear at the Page theater Friday, June 20, own an Overland automobile, which is an unusual proof of the efficiency of that car. They have owned it three years and for two years have driven it all over the country with "Hanky Panky," driving their car between towns whenever possible and loading it on the baggage car of the company's special train only when the length of the inter-city jumps made it absolutely necessary.
    It can readily be seen that in this way they have subjected the car to an unusual test, for they have had to make long jumps between towns, over roads which they could not pick or choose, and under any conditions. In the two years they have depended on their Overland they have never been late for a performance, for their car has taken them through on time and never failed them.
    Montgomery has made some notable trips in his car and broken several records. He covered the distance between Boston and Albany, 387 miles, in 11 hours, through the mountains a part of the way, and broke all records for the distance between Buffalo and Detroit, over Canadian roads.
    He drove from Rochester to Buffalo, in a blizzard last January, and arrived before the special train carrying the company.
    While in Medford, Mr. Montgomery will store his car in the garage of C.E. Gates, the Overland man, who has been informed by wire that Mr. Montgomery and his remarkable car are headed this way.
    Upon their arrival here tomorrow afternoon, they will be met by Mr. Gates and shown over the valley.
    Montgomery always makes his own repairs when necessary, and has not had a mechanic bother with his car for two years. He understands it perfectly and it rarely needs attention.
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