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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 5, 1911)
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THROUGH TRUNK LINE ROADS
Not Eailroadt, but Good Eoads for
STATES TAKING UP THE WORK
California, Maryland, Mnuaclii.
aotts, York Had Other Es
tablish )ilrini of State
Iloads for All.
Tho Importance of "through" or
"trunk': lines of roaj In the various stairs
la becoming mora apparent every year as
the traffic between the laiKe centers of
population Increases. The essential Jus
tire of the rlan of constructing and main
taining such extended highways ot the
expense- of the statu. In who! or la part,
Is elns better understood.
Massachusetts recognised the situation
several years, ago, and In recent years
most of Its appropriations for state road
construction have been expended In build
ing such sections of road as would fill
"gaps'!. nd connct state roads with each
other. Other 'New' England states have
followed a similar plan.
NeV York has established a system of
state roads which will serve as a model
for other states.
rcnnsylvanla has this year enacted a
new Jaw which will result In a system
of state roads between principal cities
and county seats. The roads of the
border counties will reach to the stats
Maryland has established a system of
State roads. In addition to the state aid
roads which the counties and state have
been building for a number of years.
California a year ago voted 18.000,000 to
create a system of roads, to be built and
maintained at the expense of the state.
Pome of the newer of the Ilochy mountain
states are also building state roads for
the convenience of through traffic, as
well as for the accommodation of ths
people along the lino.
Uut n the great majority of the states
of th union, even those In which state
aid ,n given to counties and towns for
the building of roads, the control of the
locations of the roads to bo Improved Is
left In the hands of local authorities, who
act, naturally, from a standpoint of local
Interest. Even In New Jersey, whore a
larger proportion of the highways ar
well Improved, than In Any other state,
the state authorities are powerless to
create through connecting lines of road
without the inltlativo cf the county
boards ol freeholders.
Cltr Folks Ise Itoads.
The entirs logic of modern transit
points conclusively to the propriety and
the fall-nets Involved In the construction
and maintenance of tho main roads by
the state. The main roads are much used
by the people of the cities. On account
of the heavy traffic tho construction
must be of better class, and the main
tenance more expensive than If the roads
were ueed for purely local purposes.
While tho people along the route are
accommodated by a good road, their re
quirements would not demand tho high
grade of construction which Is necessary
for the through route.
As the people of the cities are large
users of these through highways, so are
they large payers of state taxes. It na
turally follows that If the state pays for
building and maintaining these roads,
the people of the cities pay their share
of the cost. There Is no apparent reason
why these people of a county, or of a
number of townships in a county, should
Install and maintain a road of high-
priced construction for the benefit of
through travelers, when one costing half
the amount would answer all local re
quirements. New legislation will be required In
most of the states ot tho union to pro
vide for this special feature ot th high
way development of the country, it Is
only within very recent years that the
automobile has become a leading factor
In highway economics; but so rapidly
has the use of motor cars grown, and
so diversified hav become the purposes
which they serve, that their traffic is
a factor which must be reckoned wlth
In the construction' and care of roads.
Autotat Help Pay
As a general rule, the people who own
and use automobiles are men of means,
who pay their fair proportion cf the
money raised by the stato through taxa
tion. Whether th motor car owner be a
resident of city or country; whether he
us his car for business or pleasure;
whether as a farmer, he use It take his
produce to market or his family to
town shopping; or as a merchant ex
tending his trade; or as a lawyer, or
a physician, or a broker, or a preacher
keeping the appointments made neces
sary by their occupations, the fact is
that their lioiison Is widened. They can
go farther and do more in any given
day or week than under previous condi
tions. As the motor traffic requires better
construction and greater car for the
highways; and as th motor trafflo Is
becoming mora and more expanded In Its
usefulness, and Incidentally, more ex
acting on the roads, the Justice of a
more widespread distribution of the cost
of such highways must bo apparent to
The towns, end the counties, with or
without tho aid of the state muy take
care of the roads which have only local
use. Hut as the use of the tliroush
routes Is state-wide, or wider, so should,
and In the long run must tx the con
tributions to tho fund which provides
for thtlr establishment and upkeep.
CLOSED-BODIED CARS ARE
NUMEROUS IN OMAHA
Omaha Is getting to be one of the best
cities In the west for automobiles
equipped with limousine, coupe or taxi
cab bodies for winter use. You see hun
dreds of these beautiful cars with plate
glass sides and fronts gliding along the
streets or lining th fronts of the big
stores, and so many of thrs cars now
being used by Omaha cltliens costing
from Si MM to 5.000 and S.X esch, makes
one wonder, for only ten years ago, ac
cording to William It. Trummond's state
ment, not more than fifty closod car
riages were used by Omaha cltlsens.
These consisted of broughams, rock
rwayi or station wagons, and cost from
0X each up to II. CO; and now you may
notlco forty to fifty of thes closed cars
In rrummond's shop alone In the last
three months, being overhauled, painted
and repaired, ready for full and winter
use. The touring car or open summer
bodies are taken off and left for painting
and fixing for the change In the spring.
Here are a few of th familiar names
we noticed on repair legs In a recent visit
through Mr. Drummond's busy pluce:
Dempster, Bosf.vlok, X'pdlke, Met,
Kountse. Qifford, Hall, fltorz, Mrllugh,
Davis, Nash, Yates, Yost. Mcrrlam,
Redlck, Krug, Millard, Allison, Dixon
Wattles, Joslyn, Megcath, McCord, Bran
dols, Smith, Levi, Paxton, Brown; and
these were only a few of the many' cus
tomers Just to show the difference In this
Class of Omaha's needs compared with
ten years ago.
HUPMOBILE TO HAVE A
SPLENDID NEW FACTORY
Persistent Adverimng Is
to Big Returns.
A Closed Carriage for Driving fJow
l at . . $75
1 at . . $100
1 at . . $125
1 at . . $275
These are all second-
new from $700.00 to
$1,200 each. "ALL
Math for Either Private Use or Livery Service
CALL IN AND EXAMINE
18TH ARD HARNEY1
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When the llupp Motor 'ar company
occupW its new plant in Detroit the fuM
of next year. It will have entered upon
the third epoch of its hlMoiy. This wftl
be the second time the Hupp conirmiy
has found It necessary to take laiser
manufacturing quartet-, and tho pew
plant, for which ground a broken dur
ing the lust week, will afford about three
times the working Kpaco available 'n
the present factory. It will ulxo serve to
concentrate the varlo-.is manufacturing
processes, as for .mt months the com
pany has been compelled, by reason of
tho growth of Its business, to carry
several of these on In buildings separated
from Its principal factory.
The site on which the new buildings
are to be erected comprises approximately
seven acres; and the slio of It, together
with the building plans, are i aleiiliited
to iimke another move unnecessary. At
the. outset three bulliliiiKS Hie to be
erected, but others will b added as they
are needed. In addition to this, the con
struction Is of a character that will per
mit building an ndOittonul two stories on
each of the bondings. The budillnga will
be of the most modern mill construction,
with bilck piers and steel sash windows.
In the chassis assembly and paint shop
steel girders will b used.
VELIE FOR 1912 IS NOW
ON THE LOCAL MARKET
After months of delay caused by the
most exacting tt trials to secure abso
lute peif.'ctlon the 1!1J Velle automobile
is on the market and a shipment has
been made, Tho cur Is beautiful In de
sign and finish and Its erglne Is all that
can bs asked for. Ueserve power and
efficiency h.is been the aim of Its manu
facturers and they have accomplished
their purpose. Tor some time Jet It will
be necessary to use most of tho Velles
received In Omaha to fill orders taken
months ago; however, one will be kept
for demonstrating und show purposes.
BURMAN TO DRIVE MARM0N
CAR IN SAVANNAH RACES
When YOU consider the purchase of aa
automobile, do not allow yourself to be swayed
by the mere APPEARANCE and PRICE of the
car. These are important but much more so are
the people you deal with. INVESTIGATE .their
financial standing. Aro they going to CON
TINUE in BUSINESS? What service will they
be able and willing to give you? Will it be a
case of "Gat your money and let you go," or
will they really be interested in your welfare
afterwards? We would like the opportunity of
proving to you just how. wo treat E-M-F "30"
and Flanders "20" owners.
The E-M-F OMAHA COMPANY
L. A. KELLER, Mgr.
Phones Douglas 3S3, A-3879. 2026-2323 Farnam St.
Direct Factory Branch, Btudsbaker Corporation, Detroit, Mich.
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In America today, two more daring
drivers than lliirmnn and Paweon do not
exist Hnd with Ino such speedy ears as
the Miirmons, they promise to make the
Vanderbllt cup race at Pavnnnsh, Novem
ber 27, a record breaker (or the car
that mill lead them to the finish.
"Uoad raring has become a bstlle of
tires," said IJtirman recently. "1 learned
this at Indlannpolls and the rar that'
can so through with the least tire
trouble will make tho best average.
"That Is, of course, providing that the
enr In a consistent performer, and any
one familiar with racing knows that ths
Marmnn Is the most consistent American
car built for running; great distances
and la the most economical car on tires
ever built, not excepting foreign ears.
It was the Mormon' ease on tires which
won the 600-mile classic at Indianapolis
and It wiu my observation of the Mar
mnn that caused ma to decide to drive
a Marmon at Havannnh If I could se
Itnrman and Dawson will both drlva
a car that la in every respect an ex
act duplicate of the other and aa both
drivers are of the dnre-devll type, their
nrns-ress will be watched with great
This Tire Outsells
After 700,000 Have Been Tested Out
When you come to choose tires, remember this:
Goodyear No-Rim-Cut tires our patented type
have become the most popular tires in existence.
In the past two years -through sheer force of
meritthe demand has increased by 500 per cent.
All because these tires, with tens of thousands
of users, have actually cut tire bills in two.
Think what folly it is to choose tires blindly,
without learning what others know.
A Double-Thick Non-SIdd
Now these tlrei which can't rim
cut theso oversiw tires -come
equipped, It you wish, with
doubia-thick Non-Skia treaa
twice at efficient a the beet other
Just compare this tread with the 0fo Oversize
akshl(ta called "non-klds." , , , y, t .
k nis ircuu, ii wmucu, lumti uu
Com Dare it with the flimsy, short
lived projections made to do away
Hero la aa extra tread, about as
thick as our regular, which is vul
canlted onto the regular tiro.
That means a double-thick tread.
This extra tread Is of very touyh
rubbor. It Is so thick that the
blocks aro cut A ten. One doesn't
soon wear them off.
These blocks frrasp the road
surface with countless edges and
anKles, so skidding can't occur.
Each block widens out at the
base, so the strain Is dintributed
over just as much surface as with
We have worked for three years
In perfecting this tread. Now we
ask you to find it out. It Is at least
Good year No-Rim-Cut tires.
These are the tires which can't
rlm-cut. Out of 700,000 which wa
have sold there has never been an
Instance of rlm-cuttlng.
These are the tires which don't
hook to the rims the easiest tires
to remove wh ich were ever created.
These are the tires which are 10
over the rated sice. That means 10
more air 10 greater carrying ca
pacity. And that, with the average
car, adds iS to tbe tire mileage.
These two features together No-Rim-Cut
and oversize cut half from
one's tiro bills under average condi
tions. Yet these patented tires now
cost co more than other standard
tires. And they lit any standard rim.
Fifrnre out for yourself if it pays to
buy tires which luck these desirable
With or Without
Double-Thick Non-Skid Treads
Our Tire Book, based on 12 years of tire making, Is titled " '
with facts yon should know. Ask us to mall it to you.
THE GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER CO., AKRON. O.
Omaha Branch 2020-2022 Farnam Street.
Kof Automobiles and Accessories
FREELAKD AUTO CO, 1122-24 Firnao tlretL
Nebraska Buick Auto. Company Welsh Cars.
Lincoln ranch, 13th ana P its. X. S. BIDI.ES, Oen'l Mgr.
2052-54 Farnam St., Omaha.
Model L-6 Passenger Touring Car 36x4 tires' 121 inch wheel base $2750
Model M 5 Passenger Touring Car 36x4 " tires 118 inch wheel base $2200
Model N 4 Passenger Toy Tonneau 36x4 tires 118 inch wheel base $2200
Model 02 Passenger Torpedo Roadster 36x4 tires 118 inch wheel base $2200
EQUIPMENT on the above models includes mohair top, windshield, speedometer, demountable rims, tire
irons, tire inflator, self starter, and dynamo electric lighting system.
Model G 5 Passenger Touring Car 34x4
Model Gl 5 Passenger Touring Car 34x4
Model H 3 Passenger Standard Roadster 34x4
Model HI 2 Passenger Racytype Roadster 34x4
Model 112 2 Passenger Torpedo Roadster 34x4
EQUIPMENT on all of the abovo models (except H-l) includes mohair top, windshield, speedometer,
self starter, and dynamo electric lighting system. Model H-l equipment will include self starter and
electrio lights, but top and windshield will be extra.
3 Ton Truck 33x5 front, 40x4 dual rear tires, 148 and 172 inch wheel base. $3350
Va Ton Truck 36x5 front, 36x3 dual rear tires, 148 and 172 inch whoel ba3o. .$2850
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tires 115 inch wheel base $1000
tires 115 inch wheel base $2100
tires 115 inch wheel base $1800
tires 115 inch wheel baso $2C00
tire3 115 inch wheel base $1900
Wallace Automobile Co.
2203 Farnam Street
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Salesroom - Cor. Tenth and Howard Sis.
Overland and Pops
Hartford ConnoU Blnffe X
Apperson "Jack Rabbit
J) APPERS0.1 AUTO
1102 Farnam SL
DENISE BARMLOW, Prop.
2218 Farnam Strtat
A Marvel of Workmanship.
T. 0. Korthwall Co.,
914 Jones St
Ton Truck ".34x4 front, 34x4 rear tires
Immediate delivery. Send for handsome illustrated catalogue.
Agents' Proposition ready.
115 inch wheel ba:c. .$1600
John Deere Flow Company of Omaha fes
PEERLESS GUY L. SMITH
HUDSON 2205-2207 Farnam Street
Marlon Auto Couayanj.
a w. Mcdonald, Mgr.
S101-2103 Farnam St.
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