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JIM: To hell and back

By Jim

This appeared in the December 10, 1919 News as an aside in a lengthy piece about a recent trip to Campbellsville made by a Columbian foursome, J.O. Russell, Doc Walker, Daisy Hamlett and "the writer," (most likely, John Ed Murrell).

A mention in the article of the Buchanan-Lyon Co. of Campbellsville, an agent for the hot selling "Ford machine", led to the segue, "In this connection, here is a little story about the Ford:"

A minister was preaching and he took the occasion to speak of auto riding after night. He said "that the Ford car was sending more girls to h-ll than any other agency in the world."

An old sister in the congregation hallooed "Amen."

When the minister concluded he went to the old saint in Israel and said: "Why sister, I do not understand you. You cried amen when I said the Ford car was sending more girls to h-ll than any other agency. What did you mean?"

"Well," said the old lady, "they tell me it matters not where the Ford car takes you, it will be sure to bring you back."

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