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THE OMAHA SUNDAY "BETC: MAY 1, 101.
SPEED KINGSJJATHER SOON
Auto Eacors Will Go After the In
ternational Cup May SO.
WILL BE A 500-MILE RACE
Ttto Hundred Times Around the In
dianapolis Speediray, irttn
Likelihood of Records
When, the first self-propelled veWdo
was made to run und, then, more re
markable, was actually stopped at Trill,
people laughed. That laugh soon changed
Into an over-Increasing cheer all over tnc
When four Indianapolis mon presumed
to suggest a speedway upon which auto
mobiles would be raced at unheard nt
speeds, the tamo people smllod know
ingly. That smile has changed Into a look
of surprise and admiration.
These four men. who conceived the now
world-famous Speedway are Carl Fisher.
A. C. Newby, James AIllBon and Frank
Wheeler, all connected with the motor
car Industry of Indianapolis.
In 1900 the first meet was held on the
two-and-a-half mile Speedway. The
track waa hot- paved then. At that time
one manufacturer watched his cars
practice and suggested that the day
would come when ho could do a mile a
minute on the track. Last year, cars
traveled at the rate of 100 and moro miles
an hour on the speedway. Such Is 4hc
rapid growth In the motor car building.
Tho speedway has done much for the
entire motor .car- Industry .and not snly
for the particular car builders who en
tered their product, but as well for the
city of Indianapolis and, more surpris
ing, It has' declared dividends for tho
Tho next contest to be waged. for
cylinder supremacy will be held May 20.
At that time American-made and forelgn
bullt cars,, driven by 'Intrepid experts; Will
"go after" ' the International 'champion
ship in tho GOT-mlle race. 200 times around!
the twtf-and-one-half-mllo track. Tho
track has been paved with brick.
Lrfist year " the largest paid admission
that evr attended a sporting event In 'the
history of the world, paid real money
to come Inside of tho speed arona and
watch the National car hang up a new
world's record. Last year's race was
marked by two or three unusual features;
the two cars that gave' the National tho
hnrrln.qt flffhfr fnr vlntnrv wnrA twn TSllrrt-
pean cars, a Mercedes and a Fiat. The
National's actual running time was 81.72
miles per hour. The Mercedes, driven
by Ralph Do Falma, made a marvelous
lace, going out In a dramatic fashion that
brought sighs of regret from every one
Just as the worthy pilot was nearlng the
end of the terrific run.
Joe Dawson, an Indianapolis boy, drove
ths National to victory Inst year and the
year before that In the first 600-mlle race.
Ray Harroun, anotherlndlanapolls boy,
drove the Marrnon. "yasp;1 o victory.
New Way to Design Motor Gar
MOTORING IS JUITE SAFE
In Comparison to Other Means of
Travel Its Fatalities Arc Few.
REDUCING THE MANY PARTS
Nothing Is more Important to the pur
chaser of a motor car than the lines of
lta exterior. A handsome outline of
tho typical motor car type which Is fitted
with artistic Insight to the requirements
of the chassis- Is one of the most priced
of all motor car qualities.
Realizing that the manufacturers spend
a great deal of time and effort trying
to work out types that are new and at
tractive and at the same time answer all
the practical requirements of the engineer.
But appearance Is tho all Important con
sideration. Like the architect or the soulptor, the
body designers cf the Peerless Motor
Car company havo adopted the plan of
having their Ideas worked up In plastlo
material clay. This enables them to see
the effect of the design they have In
mind 'before It Is built
Ilarrbun's elapsed time average was 74.61
miles per hour.
Who will win this year Is a matter that
even the most skilled "rallblrds" hesitate
to predict. The record as now hung up
is fast: some of the foreign entries are
puzzlers, as no one knows Just what they
are capable of; some of the American
made Cars may spring some surprises
and the Hooslers are eager that the re
cord be kept at home.
Ran After IIcIiik llnrncd.
A story, which, fortunately, Is fully
verified, comes from Wllllamsport, Pa.,
of tho performance of two Cadillac cars,
which under ordinary circumstances
would be hailed as unbelievable
Recently a combination barn and gar
age burned In Wllllamsport, There were
a half dozen motor cars und several
horses In the structure. The horses were
burned and bo were the cars. But after
the flro had been extinguished and the
ruins cooled off several men entered the
barn to ascertain the damage. The
bodies had been burned off tho cars, the
wheel spokes charred, etc. .One of the
men threw on' the BWltch of ono of the
Cadillacs and was greatly surprised
when the motor started to purr, having
started on compression.
SALE OF PACKARD CARS FOR
APRIL BREAK ALL RECORDS
Shipments of Packard cars and trucks
In April were the largest for any one
month In the history of tho concern.
Packard vehicles placed In the hands of
purchasers, represent a value of approxi
mately $2,74S,7DO, .as compared with the
best previous record of $2,236,260.
Tho Packard Motor Car company also
reports a heavy volume of sales In April.
Specifications received during the month
for cars sold by dealers for early delivery
to customers totaled 1,600,000 for motor
carriages alone. These sales were dis
tributed about equally between the now
"38" and the new "48," both slx-cyllnder
Will Not ISnter nlflf Race.
Elmer Apperson, president of the Ap
person Bros. Automobile company, man
ufacturers of tho famous Apperson "Jack
Rabbit" cars, has no thoughts of entering
a car In the Speedway races at Indiana
polls Memorial day.
Mtriea 30-A iot-de in.mt. wUn, 11471
A Touring Roadster
The Newest Type of
. ' Two Passenger Car 1 f
IN this car we have combined the power. length comfort, deep'
upholstering and complete equipment of a touring oar with the
' snappincss, low seats and usefulness of the roadster.
Such a combination gives you a cozy, roomy fore-door body; 1
appearance which is altogether distinctive; everything you need in
motor car equipment; a big car for two people.
The Marion 38A is the truest type of a satisfying touring-roadater.
Look at it. Note its graceful lines, see its tufted upholstery, the elec
tric lights, top folded in its boot, tho plate-glass wind-shield, tires car
ried.in the rear, trunk, etc "With ample power, ohassis that needs but
little attention, big tires, Q. D. demountable rims, and such features,
you have all the usual touring car details.
It is a big car, not a small runabout. Nor is it a gn&t speed car
unsuited for country or city use. It is made to suit your own condi
tions, for business or recreation, for running around the city in shop
ping or on business crrands os well as for touring.
You'll find exceptional interest in this model don't buy a touring
, car or a roadster until you see the Marion combination of the best of
both. Ask us about color options and specifications.
Big Features Regular Equipment
111 lacb Wheel-bsie
34x4 Ineb Tires
Dynamo BItctrfo LUbtloJ System
Q. D. Demountable rims, &j axtra
Mohair Top, Boot, Curtains
PUto fltis Wind-thisld
Concealed Tool Bou
Tiro Irons. Tooli, Tlr Kit
80-hour Stors Battery
Eniliib Steel SprUg
Deep Upbolitcrinj ; ,
(Wettinf house clectrlo seU-tterterj iottoad of Disoo, $120 extra.)
MARION AUTOMOBILE CO.
2101-03 Farnam St., Omaha, Neb.
Made in Indianapolis by ; f
THE MARION MOTOR CAR COMPANY
Manufacturers Striving: Tonnnlt
Simpler Construction, Sn that
Control nf Mnchlno Will
That the motor car Is tho safest of all
means of transportation Is the statement
of Harry it. lladford, vice president and
general managor of the Cnrtorcar com
pany of Pontlae, Mich.. Mr. lladford
makes some very Interesting comparisons
to bring out tho basis for his assertion.
"Just consider the number, of motor
cars that are used." he says, "and think
of the thousands of drivers that are
whltslng over every rond In the coun
try. You hear of accidents, true, but
theso accidents aro very few, remarkably
few, when you think of tho great nuinbor
of motor cars In use.
"Trains are wrecked every day, yet
there aro more automobiles In ono stato
than there aro trnlns in tho wholo coun
try. YOU hoar Of hnrflnn -ii.
. ,, " "B
Of trolley cars cnimtnir imnhln nt .
disasters, and when you sum these nil up
juu win seo mat the motor car Is really
sftfep than walking'.
Tho manufacturers are doing every
thing In their MOWer In mnlf. tl,l, '....
safe." continued Mr. .Radford, "and tho
result of their work Is very gratifying.
We have made the Cartercar practically
Immune from any kind of trouble, simply
by cutting out the complicated parts, such
as using a gearless transmission. This
feature of the Cartercar Is ono of the
reasons why we get so many enthusiastic
letters. Just the other day we received
a letter from an owner In Colorado, who
had been driving up a very wild mountain
rond. After lie had gone several miles up
the grade he found that the road wss
oloaed, yet hn was able to back down to
a wider itface where ho could turn
"He could do this because tho gcarless
transmission enabled him to run at tho
slowest possible speed and still keep his
enr under perfect control."
Efficient and Low
Price Oar Demanded
Today tho call of the automobile is
stronger In the land than ever In the
history of tho Industry. Every man wants
a car and his wife nurtures Iho same am
bition. Tho man of unlimited means buys
what pleases his fan ay and docs not
worry about tho bills. The man of mod
erate Income has been figuring for years,
waiting for the time to como when he
could nfford to own a machine. He has
been kept out of the field by the tales or
fabulous amounts spent for machines ana
their oporntlon. Ho has feared to run
tho risk of Incurring heavy expenses or
upkeep, although he well knew the In
numerable pleasure he would derive. His
anxiety lest tho car cat up In a month
almost as much as he could earn In two
has been the greatest drawback to n
greater and more Universal Uso of the
automobile. In previous years his fear
had some foundation, but today It Is en
tirely fictitious. Tho high-quality, low
priced automobile Is well within his roach.
After Good Eoads
"Motorists In the South American re
publics are going after good roads with
a seal that promises to mnko their hlgn
ways among tho finest In tho world,"
says Hon. 11. 15. Fletcher, United States
minister to Chile, who recently purchased
a Chalmers "thirty-six" five-passenger
"As n rule the highways In Chile have
excellent natural foundation, In many
localities the roadbeds being of bolld rock.
Until tho advent of the motor car there,
however, Httlo attention was paid to
wnrd the upkeep of tho road, nnd fre
quently they were so littered with small
boulders and sand as to mako travel by
automobllo an expensive, unpleasant ana
lomowhat hiunrtiou undertaking.
"Now the motor cnthuBlnsts lire organ
ising nnd are pushing the rood roads
movement with great result. In ftantlago,
Chllo, tho members of tho American col
ony are active In the work of Improvement,"
Auto for Traveling Men.
A new departure In selling radiators
was marked yesterday In the nrrlvat of
the ten two-passenger Iteo tho Fifth road
sters purchased by tho.Amerlcan ltadlator
company of New York from the H. .
Owen compnny. In a cross-country test
of this roadster covering over 10,000 mile
In all sorts of weather the American Ha
dlator company found this model so re
liable, economical and satisfactory to
their traveling salesmen and so superior
to the horse, trolley and railroad that
an initial order for these ten roadster
was placed without hesitancy.
oakland cars are made
J. A. Cullen, salesman for the Melntyre
Automobllo company, made a trip to
Northborough, la., last week and deliv
ered an Oakland "S5" flve-passcnger tour
ing car to 11. J. Scott, also an Oakland
"40" five-passenger touring car to J.
Turlock. Mr. Cullen statos that there
are seven proud owners of the Oakland
in the little town of Northborough. E.
V Obanlon of the Interstate Commission
company at South Omaha, purchased an
Oakland "30" last week. After a thorough
demonstration of the "Dart Truck" a
sale was made by J. A. Cullen of thft
Molntyro Auto company to the Omaha
Mirror and Art Glass company last week.
Cnllfnrnln'a Mar lUtee.
California Is eagerly looking forward tj
the first annual IO Angeles-Ban Fran
cisco road race, for which a Studebaker
36 Is now pathfinder. It will be spurt
of about 400 miles and will cross three
Persistent Advertising ! the Road to
of dollars i
To this extent the American people have set the
seal of approval upon the 1913 Cadillac
This evinces such an overwhelming preference in favor of a single high type
of motor car as against any one of more than two hundred other makes that it prac
tically obviates the opportunity for comparison.
It means that more than twelve thousand motor car buyers after a critical
analysis have recognized that the elements vitally essential to a real motor car ar
the dominant characteristics of the Cadillac.
It means that more than twelve thousand motor car buyers after a critical
analysis have recognized in the Cadillac: '
A car that is MAN UIACTDBED and not merely an assembly of components. !. j .
A car whose makes is one of reputation and of stability. , ; ( ' ; .. .
A car whose parts are thoroughly stardardized and thoroughly interchangeable. , :'. M ,
J A car of unsurpassed mechanical accuracy. 1 .
' A car of dependability and of durability. ' r
Y ' A car possessing a factor of safety so liberal that it withstands far more than shouldrea
sonably be expected of. any car.,
A car of luxury, a car of comfort; a car of convenience.
A car of elegance and of refinement;
A car simple and of easy operation.
A car of minimum depreciation' and of. maximum value as a used product.
A car with whioh there is obtainable a real "service," both from the maker and from tho .
A car which offers the maximum of efficient service for the maximum timo at the mini-
mum cost. '.- .,
A car which is "different" and which by''reson of the "differences" commands a pofli.
tion uniquely its own. , , .
' A car whose merit is not confined to one or a limited few "talking points," but rather a
car of super-excellence in its entirety.
A car which will uphold in abundant measure the wisdom of those who have honored it
with their seals of approval. ' , . .
A car whose distinctive characteristics are obtainable only in the Cadillao itself. f .
Cadillac Touring Oar, 5-Passenger, Including Top, Windshield, Demountable Rims and Eull
Equipment; Price $2,050, P." O. B. Omaha. ' T, ' '
CADILLAC COMPANY OF OMAHA
Geo F. Reim, Pres.
2054-58-58 Farnam Street.
Phono Douglas 4226.