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  • What’s the Use?

    From The Topeka State Journal, March 3, 1913.
     By Roy K. Moulton.
     I thought that I might buy a car and zip around the countryside.
     I went to see an agent and he took me for a nice long ride.
     Somehow the news got noised around and fifteen agents called me
     And took me out in brand new cars, their points of excellence to see.
     This thing went all year around, and really, folks, it was immense;
     I toured all over half the state without a nickel of expense.
     Why should I own a touring car? I am not missing any fun;
     I can go riding all the time with agents who would sell me one.