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A -niK OMAHA SUNDAY W.K: XOVKMUKK 1!. 1:111. 11
Yankee Will Be Speed Champ
N THANKSGIVING PAY the
Ol world's (trfstest automobile
I raca wllf b run. No lonrr
oor mo American grand irue
play second fiddle to ths lead
of the French Grand Frli.
Tha 1911 French event proved to be
but a poor Imitation of the once
mighty contest, rightly considered
the real and only classic of the
automobile sport. So the yankee grand
prize winner will be connldered the speed
king; champion of the world. It la true
that the 1P11 race for the void cup ha
failed to attract as la rare or representative
n field as the two previous grand prize
races brought together, yet the men who
will meet in the gasoline battle represent
bout all the great drivers of the world
who bave not retired, at least temporarily,
from the dangerous sport. In the 1911
French Grand Prix, Ilemery was the only
pilot who entered whose name was at all
familiar to motorists on this side of the
Atlantic. Automobile racing In Europe
has had Its day and there is not much
chance for Its revival. Aviation seems
to have attracted the curiosity seekers
and to bave monopolized the apace the
papers In Europe once gave to the chroni
cling of automobile contests. Seldom a
4ay passes but that more than 200 aero
planes are In the air In Europe.
But the Grand Prize,' which will be
contested near Bavannah on our national
turkey day. Is the one big event of the
year, by virtue of the prominence of the
drivers and competing cars and of the
richness of the trophy and cash prises.
When I reached Savannah the entries
Iiad not closed, but I was Informed that
bout all tha cars that would face the
tarter had been nominated. I am going
to give my readers some real honest,
frank criticism of the different pilots as
they Impressed me during the time I have
watched them drive In different events
tnce they started at the game. I was
racing years before any of the Ameri
cans who are entered started their ca
reers, and I watched many of them
graduate from the mechanic's seat. I
figure that every car, with the possible
exception of a couple of small ones, has
ft equal chance, or at least the driver
ft each has used his Judgment In selecting
Jits Inount. Hera is the way they look
Hemery. big, strong, courageous and
flaring. To my mind the most forceful
fellow In tha race. Winner of . the 1905
Vanderbilt cup race with an extremely
Tight car of great power. Winner also
f many big European races. Finished
econd In both grand prize race. In
J908 Hemery would probably have won
had not his signals been misunderstood.
In 1910 Hemery was but two seconds be
hind his teammate, who won. Hard luck
can hardly pursue so game a fellow three
times In succession, so Ilemery Is my
pick, as winner.
"Wagner of France, winner of the 1906
grand prize and the 1906 Vanderbilt cup
event Crafty, skillful and Intrepid. The
equal of any driver In the world. Must
be reckoned with by the winner. Failed
to finish In the 1910 grand prize on ac
count of wrecking bis car. '
Bruce-Brown, winner of 1910 grand prize.
Brains and strength are his heritage. A
mighty combination to be sure. The only
thing lacking -la Bruce-Brown is experi
ence. He Is but 22 years old.' I am told.
He Is a millionaire, but he ddes nM drive
like most of them. While the Yale man
must be figured as a strong contender,
do not forget that luck of tha opposite
1 kind of which lost the two grand prize
races for Hemery was probably responsi
ble for his victory last year.
"Bob" Burman, speed king, the' man
, who traveled faster on the Florida beach
I than human ever sped, Is not my choice
for winner of the 400-mile road classic.
I Burman Is too reckless. He Is lacking In
I feeling for his engine. He Is not an
I expert In "nursing" his car. For a short
I dash Burman Is the greatest pilot of them
' all. Probably that Is why ho has never
i won a big race, and he has been In many.
I Ralph DePalma, track competition
.'champion. Crafty and daring as they
' make them. But DePalma runs Burman
I a close second In the "almost won sweep
stakes." The man who drives a circular
I track with the ease of a debutante glid
ing over a ball room floor seems to lack
tho punch when It comes to long races.
Twice has he had grand prize races In
, Ms palm. And twlca did he make a me
chanical faux pas and watched the finish
, from the roadside. DePalma has a great
machine for bis mount this year and may
fool the wise ones. If ha wins I will be
s badly fooled as any one.
Caleb Bragg, "millionaire kid." Tha
Bohool boy who -won from me the hardest
fought rare of my career. But because
of the fame that came to the youngster,
Ms friends expect from him the Impos
sible. As slendor as a seminary girl,
joung Bragg Is not of the phyxlque tc
stand a hard grueling race such as the
big event will prove.
llearne, another wealthy sportsman.
3Toung llearne comes from Chicago and
lias won many races ranging from five
mile amateur championships to long road
races. Of about the same build of young
Bragg-, the Chlcagoan is of tough fibre
and hard as nails. The long route will
riot affect Hearne. He has driven In
Vanderbilt cup events, In Fairmount park
races and was king of the speedway at
Indianapolis for one season. But taken
In all Eddie Is not as well seasoned or
experienced as many of the others. Still
be may be one of the surprises.
Mulfurd, the steady. - Italph Is Just
tobout the sort of a man to bring home
the bacon for an American made car. I
never heard of Mulfurd having to drop
out of but one big race through his car
becoming disabled, lie Is as consistent
en a fine watch and will surely be one of
the first four to finish.
Iiawson, the hoosler youngster. Paw
son usually wins or Is put out of the
running by having something go wrong
with his ; sr. Young, brave and ambitious
Joe Dawson must be figured seriously
every time he starts with even odd. This
time he has a car as fast as any In the
race. riay Dawson to be close to Mul
ford. lVtsehke, Harroun's protege. When
Hay Harroun won the tS.OW) Indianapolis
sweepstakes race, l'utsohke la the driver
who relieved him for an hour or so. Will
be coached by the cool calculating Har.
roun, who built the car Patschke will
drive. Was second to worlds record
holder llerrtck when the latter won the
Santa Monica road race a few weeks ago.
While hardly as daring as Dawson, he
might win as often on account of his
cautious handling of an engine.
Di'brow. tlie confident. Louis Disbrow
believes he is as great a driver as any
In the world. This counts for a lot. Pis
brow has won a few b'.g races. More often
his victory came as a result of plugging
along and letting the leaders race their
engines to death trying to beat each
Uier. llubably DitUaw will win the
grand prize In this way. One thing-, ha Is
Baslo, the sphinx. The silent Frenchman
Is a veteran at tho racing game. In 1904
I had a hard time taking the ten-mllo
record from him. He knows all tha salient
points of the game. But Charlie has been
at the wheel of many cars which never
had a chance to win that ha has lost the
sense of feeling the sting of defeat.
I never begrudge an old-timer In any
profession his victory. I would rather
yell about Basle's victory than that of
any man in tha race.
There are two other drivers in tha raca
who will handle small cars. I have never
seen them drive in a big event and have
no way of doping them. They are game
and daring, otherwise they would not
tackle so hard a race with cars of but
half the piston displacement of most of
Good luck to them all.
In Nebraska recently, over WO citizens
gathered along a ten-mile stretch of bad
road, which caused tha volume of traffic
to be diverted to an adjoining county, and
in twenty-four hours of real work, placed
tha highway In good condition and laid
tha foundation for Its permanent upkeep
by the county commissioners. Such spon
taneous Interest among the residents of
any county speaks much for the manner
In which our people are realizing the
value of good roads. It would be hard to
get C00 automoblltsts to leave the steering
wheel long enough to fix up a road, but
the horny-handed farmers of Nebraska
have set a good example for other lo
calities to follow. It was not so much the
work they actually performed as It was
the munner In which they forced tha
county officials to awaken to tha fact
they demanded good roads.
The makers have been Just as backward
about adopting the electric lighting sys
tem as they were In fostering the self
starter. I know from actual experience
that tho electric lights on a motor car sre
a positive boon to the fellow who drives
after dark, and most every car owner
does. To turn a switch, handy to the seat,
and Illuminate both front and rear of the
car, without having to go through the
old game of "who's got a match" and Its
attendant discomforts, appeals to every
owner or driver. Tha motor car builders
should forget tha "Internal refinements"
of which the catalogues tell so much,
and add on electric lighting and Self
Most Wonderfal Healing
After suffering many years with a sore,
Amos King, Port Byron, N. Y., was cured
by Bucklen's Amlca Salve. Sic. For
sale by Beaton Drug Co.
Finding the Shortest Route
n. W. CltATO. IN AN V.. M. F.. MAKING FOR THE BEE A SHOUT KOUTB
FROM OMAHA TO KANSA8 CITY.
Bike Riders Going
To Olympic Games
NEW YORK, Nov, 18.-WIU the fnlted
States have a strong and representative
team of bicyole riders at the Olympic
games at Stockholm next summer? This
question is answered by the United
Cyclists, America's latest organization to
foster the great pedal pushing sport, In
a decidedly affirmative manner. "Yes,"
say the United Cyclists, "this country
must and will have a Icnm of class A
amateur riders In the Olympic hioycle
race around Idike Malar, and we Intend
to sea to it that money Is raised among
those who are still devoted to the snort
to send a tenm to Sweden that will give
the foreigners, at least, a great battle, for
the world's championship."
Untold F. Plbblee. a local cycling n
thunlast, ho was solely responsible for
the United States being represented In
the bicycle races at the Iondon (1W)
Olympiad, told of tha plans and hbpes
of the game little body known as the
NEW YORK, Nov. H.-Tliere seems lit
tie doubt that ledgers' flight to the Pa
cific -will he recorded us one of the great
est aviation achievements of the year
lull. KixtKers has. shown many things
about aviation hitherto unknown. He lv
demonstrated tha point, first of all, that
croHs-oountry fliru. fr any distance sml
over any ordinary country Is posHlblr,
even now In tho present stage of aero
It has also been shown by the flight
Hint Journeys across country do not Im
pose, the strain on an aviator which
comes from the track or exhibition fly
ing. Durlnif the last three weeks of Ills
trip Koiliiflrs flew every day but five.
On Uiree of these he was boKl up for re
pairs, while ho spent Octohtr t waiting
for a Texas ''northvr" to puss over, one
day only, he devoted to rest. Finally,
the flight has shown that there are very
few days, Indeed, so stormy as to pre
vent aeroplane flying. Only two days
during the entire trip were lost from this
cause out of a total of more than sv
month and a half. ' ; :.
Are Uncanny Objects .
NF.W YOTIK, Nov. 'IS. In an essay on
dnnacr In "LAero" a French writer says:
"All those who have flown, however
little, will afrrco that It Is very unpleas
ant to wear a protective helmet. The
action cf placing one's head In a weird
otijrvt resembling a surxkal appliance is
niwus nrcompanled by a certain amount
of apprehension, and one thinks 'If t put
this arrangement over my skull At la be
muse of the rl.sk of getting it cracked.
And If it Is going to Ret cracked I would
much rather Say goodhy to this mortal
"The automobile Industry has suffered
enormously by the exaggeration of the
moat trivial accidents. Aviation must not
be hurt In this way. Wo must study our
machines as scrupulously ax poonlble In
order that critics mat be considerate to
those who have not sacrificed everything
for tho Rake of security."
WON BY THE
f - i
"DREADNOUGHT" WV iTOX?F
J Self-Stertiiig 'w Models, $1,600 to $1,700
Winner in Four Consecutive National Contests
Once moro the unbeatable ''Dreadnought" Molina
has demonstrated its Indomitable worth it uperlorlty
lt indisputable right to the title, "King of the Road."
Once more it has swept its field of competitors aside
and covered itself with glory this time even more deci
sively than ever before winning three out of the four
Trophies offered in the Chicago Reliability Just finished
and standing sewMUl for the fourth the Economy Cup.
Once more it has Bbown the motor world that there Is
ro car in America its equal on the road no car In
America that has ever accornpllsiied such road perform
ances no car in America that has such a list of repeated,
consecutive, consistent victories to its credit and in this
latest contest, its wonderful dependability, unformlty of
performance, perfectness in every identical motoring
qualification, Is simply astonishing.
TliinJc of It! Four Moline entries four winners
four perfect road scores. In the next column is the re
sult In a nutshell of the 1911 Chicago Reliability Run
Just ended. Friday, Nov. 3d, passing throught five states
and covering nearly 1,400 miles in seven day running.
Four trophies were offered a Touring Trophy a
Roads er Trophy a Team Trophy for best two cars of
same make and a Fuel Economy Trophy.
Four Mollnes were entered two Touring Cars two
, Roadsters. These four cars covered the entire run of
1,356 miles, plowing through 18 Inches of snow and mud
on the last day, yet finishing with perfect roadNcorre.
Think of that!
In addition two of them won the Team Trophy an
other won the Van Slckien Roadster Cup (won also by a
Moline last year) another tied with a competitor for
the Touring Trophy, and one stood second fur the Fuel
Economy Cup with a record of 17 miles to the gallon
of gasoline for the entire run.
In short, the Moline practically cleaned up everything
worth while in the run. And here is the reason in six
short words its invincible "40 Long Stroke Motor."
The motor "par excellence" of today the motor u "ap
proached for depend utility, readability, fuel economy, In
fact, every motor qualification the motor that has mad8
the Moline the undisputed "King of tho Road."
Winner of the 1911 Chicago Reliability Run SSK?,"5-5 ;V-k
Winner of the 1910 Chicago Reliability Run Captur,ng ,he r"mZr?ZAVZ
Winner of the 1911 Annual Fuel Economy Run triZSX
Winner of the 1910 Annual Glidden Run Chicago Trophy
Write our nearest office for Advance Announcement describing this remarkable Motor and the Four New Moline MoricM.
MOLINE AUTOMOBILE COMPANY, East Moline, 111.
Omaha Branch, S. E. Corner Twentieth and Harney Sts., D. M. Beal, Mgr.
Tires 10 Oversize
Note these facts you men who buy tires.
Of all the tires made, the one in largest demand is the
Goodyear No-Rlm-Cut tire. Over 700,000 have been sold
to date. In two years the demand has increased 500.
These tires can't be. rim-cut. They are 10 oversize.
Tens of thousands of users have cut tire bills in two by
the use of them.
Don't you know that the facts which sold 700,000 will
sell these tlrea to you when you know them?
With or Without
Double-Tbick Non-Skid" Treadi
The Double-Thick Winter Tread
We have now perfected for No-Rlro-Cut
tires an ideal Non-Skid
'Not a flimsy addition not' a
short-lived protection. It Is double-thick,
tough, deep-cut and
enduring. We have spent three
years in perfecting it. , -i
This Is an extra tread, about as
thick asour regular, which Is yul-i
canized onto the regular tread.
The resulting tread is so thick
that tho blocks are cut deep.
And never was a .tread made
This thick, tough tread means
enduring protection. And It re
duces danger of puncture by
The blocks present to tho rond
surface countless edges and
angles. They grasp it Tu every
The blocks widen out at the
base, so the strain Is distributed
over just as much tire surface as
with smooth-tread tires.
It forever does away with tha
need for ruinous chains. And
there is no metal In it to tear tha
rubber to pieces,
i In wet and wintry weather
safety demands the use of this
: Non-Skid tread.
On Oversize Tires '
This tread, when wanted,
coiues on No-Rim-Cut tires, 10
oversize. . , '
These are our patented tires,
which make rim-cutting impossi
ble They save-you all this worry
And they are W overthd rated
size. That means 10 more air
10 added carrying capacity.
And that, with the average car,
adds 25 to the tire mileage.
These two features together cut
tire bills in two. VetNo-RimCut
tires now cost no more than other
You will never again use a
clincher tire when you find these
Our Tlrs Book, tad 13 ytm f
lira makins. la fillad with facta in
nouia know. Aak na to mail it tm rail.'
This Is the Ideal Non-Skid
tread. Nothing else of the kind
even begins to compare with it.
THE GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER CO., Akron.Ohio
Omaha Branch 2020-2022 Farnam Street.
Of Auiomobiies and Accessories
FBEELAKD AUTO CO.. 1122-24 Farnam Street.
Waoota Braaoh. Wta O.l W., gprr,
Nebraska Buick Auto. Company
Two l'asseiurjr Itoadster Model.
Four I'aAneniuer Touring Model.
Announcement of Special Interest to the Motor-Buying Public of Omaha and Vicinity
Appreciating the rapidly Increasing demand tor our product in the Central West and to make it convenient for more people
of this section to examine the new models of the "Dreadnought" Moline "35" an will as to render service of a high order to
all owners of our cars we announce the opening of our Omaha Branch at Twentieth and Harney Streets, with Mr. I). M. Heal in
charge. Mease couaider this a personal Invitation to you to call at our display rooms and examine the new models of the " Dread -bought"
Moliue "36," where every courtesy will be shown you. Demonstration will be given to suit your convenience and without
obligation ou your part.
MOLINE AUTOMOBILE COMPANY, East Moline, 111.
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2052-54 Farnam St, Omaha. .
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2203 Farnam Street
JOIin U-EKE PLOW COMPAflf
Salesroom -Cor. Tenth and Howard Sts
Apperson "Jack Rabbit
JJ APPERSCN AUTO
1102 Farnam SU
DEKISE BARKALOW, PrcK;
2218 Farnam Street
A Marvel of Workmanship
T. Q. Korthwall Co.,
914 Jones SL
peerless GUY L. S Ell I T ES
HUDSON 2205-2207 Farnam Street -
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