Lightweight Champion

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 12
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1980
Type Text
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Language eng
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Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
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Title Lightweight Champion
Description LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION Halbert S. Greaves Salt Lake City, Utah Senior Citizen Division Third Place Anecdote The Model T Ford, the famous "flivver" of the early part of this century,1 "to a fen million people who grew up with it, ... practically was the American scene. "^ It put America on wheels-as the saying goes. It was the new, undisputed champion of inobility, even though it was a lightweight when matched against such heavyweights as the elegant Pierce Arrow (with its headlights mounted in the fenders), the "Dependable Dodge"-', the handsome Hupnobile and other splendid pioneer cars more fancy and expensive than the Ford. It was literally a lightweight (as we shall see). On one of the July holidays, Fourth or Twenty-fourth, 1925, one of my friends was permitted to use his father's two-seated, open-air fllwer to drive from Ephraim to the dance in Moroni. Four or five of his friends crowded Into the car. After we reached Moroni and turned west onto Main Street where the old dance hall was located, we were flagged down by some Moroni teenagers whose Model T had gone off the road into the deep borrow-pit at the side of the road. They couldn't drive it up the steep slope, and they couldn't push it up. They asked us to help push. But somebody suggested that with our load of fairly strong teenagers added to theirs it might be easier to carry the lightweight champion up to the road. Somehow we atl found a piece of the car to grasp, lifted it off the ground, and walked up the incline and set the car down gently on the graded gravel road. The Moroni boys surely thanked us as they climbed into their car and drove off; and we hopped into our flivver anri merrily dxove the rest of the way to the old wooden dance hall on Horoni'E Wain Street. *The Kodel T was replaced by the more sophisticated Model A in 1928. 2A phrase from "Farewell, My Lovely," by Lee Strout White- co-author name for Lee Strout and E. B. White, 3An advertising slogan used by Dodge Brothers during the early period of American automobile history. -39-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 12
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323896
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