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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (June 4, 1911)
TITO OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: JUNE 4 1911.
Wagon Bridge at Louisville
ii in im o c inn e o t
ON THE NEW.FRoroSKD AUTO ROUT K BKTWEEX OMAHA AN D LINCOLN.
HIGHWAY WILL SAYE MONEY ! AUTOS MAKE TERRIFIC SPEED
GUARANTEED FOR LIFE
State Road Measure of Economy for
BUSY WITH THE DRAGS NOW
Conatry People n-nllclnti Value of
Better Thoronuhfnren and Tak
ing Mopi lor Improvement
To Imne Map.
Tha cause of good "roads In the west Is
to be gTeatly benefited by the Omaha
Denver highway, which will be opened
within a few months. The rnad la of par
ticular Intercut to automohlllnts and driv
ing enthusiasts from the cities, hut so
many farmers have nmtnr ears that their
Interest would be great If th hotter roads
1 d Id hot help thm In rther ways.
)"It Is easy for a farmer to see," said
J. E. George of Omaha, who, with H. E.
iFredrickeon and S. A. Searle went to Un-
ooln last week and surveyed the eastern
: Xlfty miles of the highway, "that if he can
;.J)ull more hay or grain on a good road
; with a team that has difficulty with a
I amall load on a bad road. It ts very much
f to hla own lnteret to help wtth the road.
11 over the state. Just for that reason, the
farmers are out dragging the roads which
have been designated as the official high
; way, and they axe quite willing to give
time and expense to the cause."
The Idea for a road from Omaha to Den
ver, which might some day be a part of
the national across-the-contlnent highway,
materialized at a meeting held at Hold
rege May 1. S. A. Rearle of Omaha was
elected one of the vice presidents of the
association, and he and Mr. George, with
Mr. Fredrickson, driving a Chalmers "30,"
risked the mud and damage during the wet
days to pick out the best route between
Omaha and Lincoln.
The Omaha half of the road was to be
from here to Culbcrtson. All along the
route the local commercial clubs and auto
mobile clubs have hfilpd in iiie woik, and
now the path is almont settled.
t Map the Route.
The Whole 500 miles will be so well
mapped and described In the booklet now
I being printed that no one could possibly
.'lose hla way. "
Between here and IJnooln the Omaha
flub will put up sign boards at every turn,
: giving the direction and distance to lm-;-Jxrtant
points. The descriptions of the
j'roadway are explicit and are given in dla
.tances of small fractions of a mile. Every
I Important sign or mark along the roadway
Sa listed and named In the booklet These
.Will be on sale and will Insure a stranger
from anywhere a safe passage to Denver
'-s lono as tha roads are passable at all
; and will find him the best routes. The
condition of the roads la, of course.' con
tinually Improving as the offlciaj designa
tion of certain road leads to more Interest
Tl jre Is already constructed In the state
: of Colorado a good road from Denver to
: Holyoke. which will be Intersected at that
, point by this Omaha-Denver highway and
be a part of It
Begins Down Town.
j, From Omaha this Interstate highway
Will commence at Sixteenth and Farnam
treets, goes west on Farnam street to
Twenty-eighth street, thence south and
west tj Hanscom Park, thence west on
Center street to Millard on a paved road,
thence south to Springfield, acrors the
Platte river at Louisville, and thence west
to Greenwood and southwest through
AYaverly. Havelock, University Place,
passing the state agricultural farm to Lin
coln, from which point it is located through
Milford. Dorchester and Trlend, following
the Burlington railroad to Hastings, Hold
rege, Oxford, McCook and Culbertson, and
from thence to Palisade and Imperial to
Holyoke, Colorado and Denver.
"The earnestness and activity displayed
by the partlea Interested." said 8. A.
Searle. "especially at the Omaha end of
this great hlghjway, la Indicated from the
fact that regardless of the mud and al
most Impassable condition of the roads,
jnr. rrearicason took the Omaha party
zrom Omaha to Lincoln, and returned with
peed and safety by the use of mud chains
on his care, regardless of the expense In
curred by such a ride under present condl-
,-uuiia. ureai crean is aue such men as
ilir. Fredrickson and Mr. George, who, re
gardleaa of time and expense and the
.neglect of their private Interests, they
'thus lend their aid to the construction of a
public highway that will prove of Ineetima
ble benefit to the cities of Omaha and Den
ver .and Intervening points, as well aa the
people along this route for all time to
come, and In case the publio or the Auto
jjiuuiiv ciud ana ommerciai clubs are
'called upon, to render this project necer-
pary assistance, it should be freely
JrtlCHELIN TIRES TO THE FORE
Elafct of 1h Tea Winner la Decora
tloa Day Kara Eqalpped
Paventy-flv miles an hour Is"" the record
xnade by Harroun In the great automobile
race at Indiapaolls, May 30. This terrific
pace was tolled off mile after mile and at
times was Increased to over eighty miles
per hour. Ten cars finished with only a
amall margin of time between them and
eight of the ten were equipped with Miche
A new world's record for 5ft miles In
180:29, was made by Harroun.
Proverbs Geographically Pat.
When in Narhvllle. count Tenn.
Whan In Atlanta, don't get too Ga.
Where there's a Wot Point there's a Va.
It's an 111. wind that blows Chicago good.
Ala. things come to him who waits In
It never ralna but there's Arts, in
The sins of Feattle will come out In the
Wyo. why should the spirit of Cheyenne
There's but one Fla. between the gulf
and the Atlantic ocean. Judge.
There are men who probably would bo
Wiser If they knew less. '
It's a safe bet that a man Is what ha sus
pects others of being.
Manv a girl with the hammock habit has
a mother with the .tshiub habit
The wounds of love are quickest healed
by another dart from Cupid's arrow.
The more you talk to a man about him
self the more brains he will think you
A young man may be In love with a girl
and stUl draw lb Un at marrying her
Staunchness of Modern Machine is j
Shawn et Indianapolis. j
CARS SUSTAIN SEVEREST TESTS
Twriti-Mnr t Forty t'nrs of
Twrnti-Ximr Different Make
Spin at 'rnt Miles an
Hoar for Seven Hoar.
Seventy odd miles an hour for nearly
seven hours, Including all stops mat is
the feat accompllithed by twenty-nine out
t fwu fnrm . .f iwin t v f nl 1 r different
makes at the fioo-mue race at innianapons
last Tuesday. It is of enormous conse
quence ti everv owner of a motor car,
present or prospective, io Know inui piat--tlcally
three-fourth. of all Hie car. sub
jected to that tniriflc and I m-r ntlnue.1
strain sustained the test. Really more
Ihun tYi PAa.fntirt h nfctainoH it fr nt 1 it
:hree cars were wrecked, not by any defect
themselves, but by the errors or mishaps
Forty-fix cars were entered for the race.
totalled 12. Onft Inflorilne- flrat mnA sernnd
prizes of $10,000 and $3,000. About $16,001
more was offered by tire makers, oil mak
ers. Carbureter mnkom And nn nn nn the
condition that the winning car should have
used their particular type of accessory
The owners of the forty-six car spent fax
more than the total Af the nH In nn.
aratlon for the race and In the race Itself.
The tire bills alone ran Into the hundreds,
and loss on damaged machines Into the
thoufands; oil, gasoline and wages to ten
or twelve men for each company added to
the total. The drivers, as a rule, raced for
the pride end the glory few of them were
paid for the labor and the risk.
Before the race began six cars withdrew
or were disqualified because of inability
to make the seventy-five miles an hnnr
required of all who took part, leaving forty
to face the starter's flag.
E"'h Had a. Crew,
Each of these forty cars had Its own
crew. All but ona of them (Harroun'a
Marmon, the winning car) carried also a
mechanician, whose dutv It nntnti
to force fresh oil supplies to bearing Ucked
dry by the fierce friction of the drive; to
watch and warn the driver of the approach
of other cars; to Identify, analyze and
patch upon the Instant, heed lesa- of hum.
and danger, anything that could be patched
at seventy miles an hour. Important fac
tors these mechanicians, though little
known or regarded by the nubile. Mn
daring than an ordinary engineer, for they
can aee tne approaching peril and must sit
quiescent, trusting wholly to the driver.
When the rear .tlrea of drainer's car ex
ploded oil the twelfth lap and crushed to
aeatn B. p. Dickson, mechanician, beneath
Its overturned mass nothing but his bare
name could be learned by the eager news
Each car had Its own pit. where grimy
pitmen waited to change tires and pour
oil. gasoline or water into the emptying
tanks. Seconds count In this and pitman,
drilled until they'-can shift a tire In lees
than fifteen seconds, may help to win or
lose the race. Harroun'a Marmon. the
winning car. stopped only four times tn
the 500 miles, while Mulford's Lexer
stopped eleven times. Yet these two and
Bruce-Brown's Flat, which came third,
were within thirty seconds of each other
at the finish.
But the driver It Is who bulks large In
the public view. Crouched in hi. ...
sits, bending allghtly forward like an aimed
arrow; ms ieu hand rests on the steel
driving wheel, guiding the power of more
than fifty galloping horses; his right hand
cmicnes ine emergency brake, potent to
curb and stop those flftv hnru. .m
His feet play on the clutch aa an organist
piajs on tne pedals of his pipes. No weak
man can hold that wheel or can tread that
clutch for 600 miles. Ever the wheel must
hi ft. shift, shift, and each shift trans
lates Itself Into more than ninety feet In
a second. No time to think Is allowed;
action and reaction must be immediate!
When Jagerburger's car broke a knuckle
Joint, hurled Wood its mechanician. Into
the middle of the track and began a dance
of death In front of a dosen crowding cars
there waa no time to think. Close behind
Harry Knight In his Westcott, threw him
self desperately on the wheel. Car and man
he graaed by a hairbreadth, but ruined his
own chance of winning. Carried on by its
Impetus his car went capatulatlng broad
side down the track, sweeping Lytle's Ap
person and Hearr.es Flat before him for a
hundred yards, and whelming them all
In a tangled maas, while through the pas
sage thua cleared thundered the following
As In all races the spectacular features
were at the beginning and the end. The
aecldenta were not spectacular. They
could not be. The track w. tnn i.
distances too great. The huge motor cars
dwarfed by their apeed. seemed almost
toylike as they whined amunH
and around. Even when the three cars
were piled together In the great though al
most harmleaa crash of the day. there was
nothing spectacular to be seen in . r.n
of crumpled Iron hundreds of yards away
Thrilling enough, horrifying enough, per
haps. It was to those who could Imagine
what that mass of scrap might hide; but
But the start was superlative. Far away
to right and left In a great curve stretched
the broad speedway, bordered by banks
of seats, tier above tier, filled with 100 000
Pxple, gay wtlh tossing flags, roaring
with cheer. The drumming bands, soon to
be drowned by the roar of the motors
the electric contagion that goes with great
crowds, and the Impending threat of hover
ing death set the pulses of the dullest
looker-on aqulver. One by one the cars
came out and circled the track. In them
sat almost every driver of note In all
America, and each as he passed waa wildly
Tha Yellow Peril.
Jaundice, malaria, bllllousnesa. vanishes
hen Dr. King s New Ufa rxn. .....
Guaranteed. Jfic. For by
Persistent Advertising u the Road to Big
rTnin Mir i P Jr fully equipped. - urj nt
All prices includeiulL Equipment
Full equipment means
fore-doors, standard high grade top, zig-zag wind-shield,
mirror lense headlights, mounted on specially designed
headsets, gas generator, 3 oil lamps, horn, tools, full re
.Wo are goin to show you thatjn this 1912 Fore-door Ilup-mobile,-
fully equipped for $750, you get infinitely more
than you have ever before been offered.
Today you can with more reason than ever compare the
HupmobiJe, for quality, with the costliest cars of larger
size; for we have added improvements which represent in
material alone $100 more .than the Hupmobile which
charmed your fanoies two seasons ago.
So much for quality; in the complete equipment added with
out extra cost, namely: fore-door at $25, top at $30, wind
shield at $20, gas lamps and generator at $20, we are giv
ing you nearly $100 more in actual quantity value.
Notv to get down to "brass tacks" pick out any car of
lower price. Then add to that price the money value of
the 1912 equipment and the improved quality in the Hup
mobile. Surely if quantity plu9 quality spells value you will not ask
for any more convincing argument than the actual extrar
worth in dollars that we have just shown you.
Study the list of 1912 improvements see for yourself how
in each and every Hupmobile for 1912 we have incorpo
rated entirely new elements of value.
Many of these improvements are peculiar to the Hupmobile;
for some of them you'll have to look to cars of $1,500 or
The legitimate savings of an immensely increased produc
tion are passed on to you in the form of structural, me
chanical and incidental refinements never before offered
,in a car at anything like this price.
Remember the flawless reputation of the Hupmobile, not
only among those with whom cost must cut an important
figure, but also with men of wealth and automobile ex
perience in every community.
We believe that your conclusion will lead you to be among
. the first to inspect this better than ever Hupmobile.
We have just received our first quota of the new cars. We
are rqady now to prove beyond question that we have the
greatest motor car value that has ever been demonstrated
in this city.
An auxiliary inverted top-leaf spring placed between the frame
and rear spring, to prevent listing of body.
Old ball bearing back of driving pinion replaced with Timken
Four pinions instead of two on the differential.
Rear axle shaft tapered into and keyed onto the wheel cannot
Ball bearings on" either side of differential replaced by specially
designed Hyatt roller bearings.
Axle shaft babbitted near brake, so that no grease can escape.
Ten-inch double internal expansion brakes instead of eight-inch.
Adjustable ball housing for universal joint.
All spring hangers fitted with oilers.
Timken roller bearings on front wheels. v
Supporting seat for front spring.- All springs made of Vanadium.
New pressed steel radiator, lined with brass, with 33 per cent
more efficiency in cooling.
Improved water outlet to engine.
Radius rods have square lock nuts on transmission ends, to make
them more easily adjustable.
Double springs on the foot brake pedals.
Steel flywheel guard. (
New square dash and hood ledges of natural walnut.
Nine-inch mud guards 'instead of six-inch; and mud shields com
pletely enclosing space between wheels and fenders.
Running boards of pressed steel, supported by two drop-forged
Magneto encased in a Rubbertex cover.
Hub caps of real brass; stronger and better.
Large timing gears of bronze instead of fibre.
Valve adjusters on all valves maintain timing longer under all
conditions; make timing quickly adjustable and prevents engine
power from decreasing.
All cast-iron used on the car sand-blasted to give smoother sur-
face and keep grit out of gears and bearings.
Improved Breeze carburetor will not leak and is accurately and
Cam-action oiler on the engine regulated with the throttle and
gives a positive feed. You get more oil as you need it and as
the engine develops power. This feature peculiar to high priced
cars of foreign make.
Inside drive on the side-door models.
Fore-door included as regular equipment with no extra charge;
also top, windshield and gas lamps and generator.
Tourlnr Oar 9900
T. O. B. Detroit. Ful'y equipped, fore
doora, gas lamps and generator, 31x3 -Inch
rear tires, shock abaorbers In front,
tare oil lamps, horn and tools.
F. O. B. Detroit. Standard equipment
includes electric headlight, combination
oil and electric dash and tail lamps; fold
ing dash seat for third person, shock ab
sorbers in front, 3 U 3', j -inch rear tires,
too La and horn.
F." O B. Detroit. Standard equipment
aama aa Runabout.
Delivery Wagon 9850
V. O. B. Detroit. Standard equipment,
includes gas lamps and generator, 3lx;S
lncli rear tires, shock absorbers In front,
three oil lamps, horn and tools.
Hupp Motor Car Company, Detroit, Mich.
W. L. Hrffinman Auatomobile
2025 Farnam Street
W. IM. HELLEN, Manager
Sioux City, Iowa
527 Douglas Street
J. W. PLACE, Manager
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