By the time its October 19, 1922 edition came out, Skidmore, Missouri readers were used to seeing automobiles in the reporting of the Skidmore News. Here are a few from page 8 on that date:
Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Miller drove to Clarinda, Ia., this morning, where Mr. Miller traded his Ford roadster for a touring car which he will deliver to Supt. W. A. Power of Quitman.
Mrs. J. E. Pierpoint drove the car to Columbia, Mo., Tuesday of last week for her son, Douglas Haynes, who is attending the University of Missouri. She returned Monday evening.
T. H. Williams broke the speed limit getting home Saturday night after he passed a Ford car which was parked at the side of the road about 200 yards north of the mile corner, east of town. And he wasn’t scared, either.