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Mail Tribune 100, July 24, 1920 Continued

The following news items were drawn from the archives of the Mail Tribune 100 years ago.

July 24, 1920, continued


The Fordson demonstration which has been on the past two days and which ends at 5 p.m. today drew a large attendance at the field at the foot of South Holly and Grape streets and convinced the most skeptical of the efficiency of the tractor and the various attachments endorsed by the Fordson company.

Due to the hardness and nature of the soil of the field many thought it would be impossible for the Fordson to plow, much less seed and sow, but this feat was readily accomplished. The tractor plowed by using a draw pull of probably 2,200 to 2,300 pounds ploughing it to a depth of from 7 1/2 to 8 inches, turning up soil which had never seen the light of day before.

It would take at least 10 horses to plow this same 6 or 8 acres in the same length of time. Not only was it plowed but the disc harrow and cultipacto attachments cultivated and pulverized the soil, making a good seed bed, and then the field was seeded by the drill seeder attachment.

A remarkable feature in connection therewith in these days of shortage of labor is that all these attachments can be put in place by one man and easily adjusted by him by one lever form his tractor seat.


New York, July 24. — “Babe” Ruth of the New York American League baseball club today brought his home run record for the season up to thirty-four in the fourth inning of the game with Cleveland. He hit the homer off Pitcher Bagby, driving the ball into right field but the flag pole prevented it from going over the grandstand.


It seemed like the old days at the public market this morning, for between 600 and 700 buyers, men and women, crowded the market between the hours of 6 and 8 o’clock, an many came stringing in during the next hour. There was plenty of supplies on hand to meet the demand, except sweet corn, and about $70 worth of sweet corn was sold by one vendor. A feature of today’s market was the liberal supply of beef, veal, pork, mutton and goat meat.


It is usually customary in driving automobiles to slow down when running on rough roads. With Overland 4 the spring construction permits negotiating rough roads at food speed without discomfort to the passengers.

Owners should drive rough or “cuppy” roads at the usual good road speed, and when so operated the care will ride as easily as if the roads was paved. — BUSY CORNER MOTOR CO.

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