OLDSMOBILE ON HARD TRIP
Harry Dingman, who recently purchased an Oldsmobile of the Minot Motor Sales Co., made a hard test of his car and here is his affidavit upon its splendid performance:
State of North Dakota,
County of Ward, SS.
I, Harry Dingman, on oath, depose and say that I purchased an eight-cylinder Oldsmobile of the Minot Motor Sales Co., that I drove this car on its initial trip to Westby, Mont., making my territory enroute, covering a distance of 375 miles; that the entire trip was made on an average of 15 2-3 miles on a gallon of gasoline. That 80 miles of the trip was made through mud and over very heavy roads. Further, that I made the trip from Crosby to Minot, a distance of 145 miles, on six gallons of gasoline (24 1-6 miles per gallon). On the entire trip I used 1 1-2 pints of lubricating oil.
Subscribed and sworn before me this 5th day of August, 1916.
F. C. UPTON,
Notary Public Ward County, N.D.
My commission expires March 30,1918
Ward County Indepdendent, 8/10/1916
Ed: I believe the 375 miles is a round-trip; Westby is maybe a half-hour west of Crosby.