When Georgia Senator Thomas E. Watson died in September 1922, a New York Times writer described a "violent career" marked by "a certain mental instability, and over excitability of temperament, even the presence of actual delusions, such as the hallucination of persecution."
STEVE Hayes was 9 when, after a death in the family, his parents sent him to Maine to visit a cousin. To keep their charge occupied, the relatives took him to the local car dealerships to see the new models. Read more at The Business Times.
He still remembers which promotional items he gathered on that first trip: "Ford, Chevrolet, Pontiac, Olds, Buick, Cadillac, Plymouth, Dodge, Chrysler - but no De Soto - Kaiser-Frazer, and I got the Studebaker folders from the family doctor." There was even a brochure for Oldsmobile's Hydra-Matic Drive, one of the first automatic transmissions.