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THE OMAHA SVNDAY BEE: JULY 27, 1913.
CAN STOP AUTO ACCIDENTS
Properly Enforced Ordinances Will
Do it, Say W. E. Flander.
EUROPEAN CITIES EXAMPLES
There the Ituntlntlons Are Slrlcllr
Observed nnd redestrlnns Are
Also Often Arretted for
"We Tvtll never be able to reduce the
number of street accident from auto
mobiles, trolley car and other vehicles
until we make and enforce proper traffic
regulations In cities." says Walter B.
Flanders, president and general manager
jf the Maxwell Motor company, Detroit.
"But -we already have trafflo regula
tions In every self-respecting city, and
tome that are not entitled to self-respect
have traffic squads, motorcycle police
and all that sort of thing," suggested the
"Oh, yes." laughod the automobile man
ufacturer, "wc havo traffic regulations,
most of which tend to Impede trafflo
and to multiply the congestion nt busy
points. Tho Idea In the minds of our po
lice commissioners seems to bo that any
regulation that Impedes progress and
aggravates the automobile driver must
be a good ono," continued Mr. Flanders.
"No, I am not referring to Detroit We
have better trafflo regulations hero than
In any other city I know, with tho possi
ble exception of New York. Even there
they send vehicular trafflo by round
about ways at Herald square. Times
square and other points, thus creating
congestion at four or five places Instead
of the original one. But they do adopt
the plan of hurrying trafflo past such
points, instead of slowing It up, as Is tho
custom In most cities.
"Faster: Fastorl signals the metro
politan traffic cop'-and he paes four
times as many rigs by his post as our
Petrolt officers take caro of In tho earns
Jiavr ainvlnsr Faster.
"But I did not mean .to refer to the traf
fic regulations of vehicles, as we have
plenty of them such as they are, , That
Is notthe solution. Automobiles ore In
creasing and will continue to increase
Trafflo will Increase and street crossings
beoamo moro and more dangerous. The
average business man covers three times
the ground in a day that he used to in
pro-motoring days. Bo there is threo
times the trafflo In our streets, desplto
the fact that the rapld-movlng motor ve
nicies would naturally havo decreased
the congestion wero there only one auto
mobile to replace each horso-drawn ve
hicle of former days.
The remedy Is In proper traffic regula.
tlons, for pedestrlons-rlgldly enforced.
That they have such regulations and do
onforoe them rigidly Is the reason why
there. Is a smallor percentage 0f accidents
in European cities.
"Of course we Americans think It very
funny that In l'arls and Merlin, for ex.
ample, the pedestrian who gets run over
or knocked down by a vehicle la arrested,
instead of tho driver of tho vehicle. It
isn't so ridiculous after all. In the first
place, tho driver Is arrested as often as
the pedestrian if the driver has been at
fault, nut mostly it is tho pedestrian's
fault lie has been violating a well
defined trafflo ordinance In the enforce
ment of whioh he must play his part and
contribute his oh are of intelligence.
"Wits Jtotnnna Offrnsu.
"Originally the trafflo ordinances ot
Europe were based on tho assumption
that tho man on foot who impeded trof.
flo was an anarchist. All privilege was
then vested in tho favored few, the no
bility; and these of course rodo while all
the rest of the world walked. That such
regulations have been retained while the
original conditions on which they were
founded no longer endure was not due to
neglect, but to tho application of com
"In this country we say the pedestrian
has the right of way. And In principle
that theory is rittht Bomo eminent
thlnHers protest that a man has the right
to commit soictde II he wanU to. but
our laws make the attempt n misde
meanor. Tho same rule applies, or should
npply. to traffic regulations Wo ahould
protect the careless, thoughtless pedes
trian against himself by malting It a
misdemeanor to vlolato the trafflo regu
lations just as It now Is for the driver
of a truck or an automobile to do so,
"Look nt them crossing the fitrect at
all points in Uie block and nt all angles!
The trafflo officer stops etreet cars and
automobiles to let them cross, and when
he signals the vehicles to proceed you
will see mon, women nnd children rush
ing across in front of motoring vehicles.
The pedestrian Insists on his right to
commit suicide and dares the motorist
to thwart hlmt
"Why, It tho muoh-mallgned motorist
didn't exhibit the utmost care to com
pensate for tho suicidal carelessness of
pedestrians, there would be 100 acctdonts
where there Is now one."
Low Priced Oar is
Winner of Recent
Grlidden Tour Eace
The recent running ot the Qlldden tour,
jn which both the Qlldden and Minneapo
lis News trophies were captured by the
Metz "22' roadster, demonstrates conclu
sively that it Is possible to build a
thoroughly good car to sell at a conspicu
ously low price.
The team of three Metx stock cars that
were entered In the Qlldden tour were the
only team In the race to maltttaln a per
fect sroro for the enilro eight days of tho
contest, nnd It must bo admitted that
they completely vanquished their com-
botttlors, although many ot them sell at
from five to ten times tho price of the
Metx "12," which is 6 completely equip
ped, Tho nearest competitor to tho Metx
was ablo to show a perfect score for only
the first two dnys of the contest.
The performance of tho Mets Is all the
more Interesting because of the fact that
before entering the tour' it made a re'
markable non-stop record run of. 1,000
miles from Boston to Minneapolis In
ninety hours, thereby beating Its own
schedule by six hours, and In splto of tho
enforced covering ot moro than 100. miles
additional becauso ot loilng tho road. .
The course of tho Qlldden tour this
year was from Minneapolis to Qlaclor Na
tional park, a distance of somo 1,900 mites.
Through Minnesota and Dakota numerous
long strotches of bad roads wero encoun
tered, and In Montana tho roads through
the Rocky mountains presented grades
and other features ot difficult traveling
that put many of tho contestants out of
commission. But the threo Mctx cars
negotiated all theso problems handily,
nnd at tho conclusion ot the run were
practically in perfect condition.
HANDLEY WELDS ALL
HIS BIG INTERESTS
INDrANAPOIJS, July 8-AnothertW.
portant step toward the more definite
and specific departmentlzatlon ot "Big
Business," and one which marks another
milestone in the rapid progress of In
dlnnanol's as an automobile center. Is an
nounced. It Is in the form of a $1,000,000
company headed by J. I, Ilandley Into
which all of this man's Individual hold
ings have been consolidated.
The new corporation Is known as the
J. I. Ilandley company and will own all
of the Ilandley interests in tho American
Motors company, the Marlon Motor Car
company, tho . American Motors Realty,
company antf the A. & M. Sales and Serv
lco company, all of Indianapolis; the
American-Marion Sales company of New
York, and the American Motors Califor
nia company at Ban Francisco. I
The now company bocomes the sole sell
ing agent ot the American Motors com
pany and tho Marlon Motor Car com
pany, marketing all American Undersluug
and Marlon models.
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lloved by the )i -o f Dr. Klna'w Nwv H-s-covery.
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Drug Co. Advertisement.
Governor Morehead last week bought
a Wlnton car from the Lincoln Automo
bile company. The governor Is as pleased
w Ith, his new car as a little girl with her
George R. Toozer, manager of the
Stewart-Tooxer Motor company, has Just
returned from the Chalmers factory,
where he was successful In securing a
few more cars for this season. The num
ber, however, was small and the factory
expects a shortage of cars for the bal
ance of this season, although they aro
working day and night doing their best
to take care of orders for Chalmers cars.
Qcorge E. Toozer, manager of the Stew
art-Tooxer Motor company, has Just re
turned from the Tierce-Arrow factory,
where he succeeded in getting shipment
of flvo I'lerce-Arrow cars this month,
tour Of whtih are already sold and tho
other wilt bo a stock car. The I'lerco
Arrow people are considerably behind on
their cars nnd aro working nights en
deavoring to catch up with tholr orders'
and as their output Is limited Indications
pulnt to a big shortage of Plerce-Arrow
cars the coming season.
Twenty-two thousand nnd forty-nine
model T Ford cars were built and Bold
In Juno. This shatters nil records for
number of cars sold by any ono company
In any ono month.
The Stewart-Tooxer Motor company has
sold Chalmers cars to J. C. Kretchmcr
of Council Bluffs, la., and to J. A. Adam
son of Anoka, Neb., during tho last week.
.Luther .Larson of Fremont was also
In Omaha and drove home a four-passenger
C. S. McICoe, the .local Interstate manager,-is
in tho country . introducing his
car to agriculturists. Ho reports that
farmers are over-burdened with money as
a result of tho nrosDcroua year and nre
anxious to purchase automobiles for recre
The Stowurt-Toozer Motor company has
Just delivered to E. A. Wlckham ot Coun
cil" Bluffs a Tierce-Arrow "48-B."
Mr. Orr of the Orr Motor .Sales com
pany left for tho Packard factory at De
troit in a Packard "iV Friday morning,
Mr. Orr will take advantage of trie op
portunity to report to President Joy ot
the Packard Motor Car company the con
dition ot thn two Omaha-Detroit routes
which aro under consideration for tho
new Lincoln highway. Mr. Joy Is execu
tive head ot the assqc(atton and Is keep
ing In closo 'touch with the 'local im
provement of tho roads In tho different
Laurence Tray nor-Is In Chicago on busi
ness In the Interests of his firm.
The Ford company7 is assembling 300,000
cars n year. This means that every day
800 Fords are built, more than ono car
every minute. The selling price ot 800
cars, a day's sale, Is approximately
Tho Central .Taxlcab .company pur
chased an Abbott 60 from tho Tray
nor Automobile company last week. Tho
salo gives the Central company five
Abbbtt cars in their service.
Several new buildings to be occupied by
automobile firms will bo completed In the
early full. The largo building that Is be
ing erected by the Studebaker corporation
for Its branch house at Twenty-fifth avo
nuo and Farnam street, probably will be
ready September 1. Guy I Smith Is
pushing work on his garage at Tweny
sixth and Farnam streets, and will be
ready . to occupy li about October. The
We Stand Behind
We Have Everything You Need
for Yourself or Your Car ,
i We Sell
Horn Auto . Supply company will prob-'i
amy be in -its new building in August
The last three weeks have been an end
less hustle and bustle with tho Western
Automobile Supply company. The big
crop of wheat has been harvested by .the
farmers In. this territory and with wea
ther conditions most favorable for a big
yield of corn has caused the farmers and
dealers all through the country to turn
optimists. The farmer car owners through
tho country are buying cars and acces
sories freely and have completely depleted
the accessory stock all through this terri
tory. With money flowing freely from
tho. farmers to the dealers, collections
have been extra good and orders have
b. in Jorge ant oftiu Owlne to the ex.
cellont conditions, the Western Automo
bile Supply col- jany has had to Increase
ineir force in overy department.
Mr. Pearson, western salesmanaKer for
tho Remy Electric company, was visiting
the Western Automobile Supoly comcanv
the lost week and reports a great many
new contracts for Remy magnetos for 1914.
Mr. McKenzle of the Western Auto Bun-
ply company sold an opening bill tire and
accessories to Smith &. Bellvillo at Teka
mah last week. During tho last woek Mr.
Iloss of tho Western Auto Sunnlv pom.
Pany has opened a great many hew ac
counts In northwestern Iowa and reports
me Dcst or Conditions among the automo
bile dealers. Mr. Parkhurst, the Remy
servlco expert of the Western Auto Sup
ply company, Is In Lincoln' visiting the
Lord Automobile company, where ho is
inrtainng one of the latest tvt)a nnv
lighting systems, which has Just been
forwarded to them by the factory.
Some Ilnrdy Motorlns;.
Field representatives of the Department
of Agriculture do some harflv mninHn
in the wild regions of the west. L. W,
Wlnsor. who covers a strip of the
Rookies, travels hundreds of miles-each
week In Colorado and Utah, and takes
his Studebaker roadster Into some -places
that would be a severe test of pack mule
New Low Priced
Car Placed on the
A new low-priced, six-passenger, thirty
eight horsepower touring car has been
placed on the local market by the Tray
nor Automobile company and Is destined
to take a big place in the pleasure car
world of Omaha. Tne car Is the Partln
Palmer and tho cost Is $975.
The machine Is simple In appearance
and built for wear. It Is powerful nnd
will equal thlrty-clght horsepower. It Is
roomy, giving plenty of space for six pas
sengers and best of all Is silent. The
motor Is the best on the market
Speed is one of the features of the new
car. Randall A. Palmer, general manager
of the Palmer Automobile company, is
the designer. Mr. Palmer says. "We
know and you know that Partln values
are so extraordinary that they will set a
new standard in the automobile world.
To compete with Partln values it will be,
necessary that other automobile manu
facturers practice Partlnn economies.."
This car is not equipped with an electric
starter nor is It electric lighted through,
out, but It Is all automobile and the pur
chaser gets 975 worth of automobile and
no experiments thrown In with It. The
manufacturers of this car, however, have
electric starters and electric lighting
equipments which can be attached, but
these are slated as accessories. Tho
manufacturers of this machine ' believe
that the advantages of a roomy six
passenger body, a silent, economical mo
tor delivery, full thirty-eight horsepower;
a wheel base of, 115 Inches, the general
excellence of Partln-Palmer finish and ef
ficiency will be far mere attractive to
tho purchaser than-the electric starting
and' lighting equipment.
The Traynor Brothers decided on the
Pnrtln-Palmcr car atter an extensive trip
through the cost in the quest of a new
car. The company will continue to handle
the National car as heretofore.
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Filling Orders Every Minute
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1921-1922 FariiM Street
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REGULAR STOCK CAR
Capturing Both the Glidden and Minneapolis News Trophies
It Was a Clean Sweep, Too, and the LOWEST PRICED CAR in the Rac Did It I
Tho Glidden Tour this year started at Minneapolis, Minn., on July 11, and terminated at Glacier National Park,
Montana, on July, 19, the, course covering more than 1,300 miles and. embracing stamina-testing stretches of
rough roads in Minnesota and Dakota and 'monumental hills in .the Rocky Mountains of Montana. '
Tho team of three METZ "22" regular stock cars was the ONLY TEAM holding a PERFECT score for the en
tire eight days from start to finish The nearest competitor had a perfect score for only the first two days of
The METZ team of regular stock cars was last to leave noon control on last day of tour, passed all those ahead,
caught the pace-maker ten miles, from the finish and crowded him over the last mountain range, finishing the
last lap of tour with 20 minutes to spare.
And this on top of the fact that the METZ "22," before entering the Glidden Tour contest, made a remarkablo
non-stop record of 1,600 miles from Boston to Minneapolis in 90 hours, beating its;ownscbedulerby-6 hours Sn
spite of having to drive over 100 miles additional on account of losingHhe road ; ', ;- '
THE GEARLESS CAR
No Clutch to SlipNo Gears to Strip
WE have told you, time and again,. that tho METZ "22" is the very essence of EFTTCTENOS" and DE
PENDABLE CONSTRUCTION. Now, with its remarkable performance a matter of oinLlYecoTd
wo tell you, again, that the METZ "22" will travel from 28 to 32 miles on ONE gallon of irasoline 100
miles on ONE pint of lubricating oil, and from 10,000 to 12,000 miles on a Bingle set of tires. '
In operation and upkeep it is the most economical car on the market It is tho lowest-priced car It is extremely
graceful in lines and proportions. It will olimb hills as fast as any regular stock car made: in fact, it takes
many hills on the high speed that aro steep enough- to force the big touring cars to drop back onto low speed.
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elliptic Kprlnn all around, standard artlllerv vhuliL 'mmm.
Goodrlch.cllncher. tires, nvalampi and' S motC ho ra. vvml&
tool outfit, and makes from 6 to 60 mllfTpf? o!r on Cffi
The METZ "M" Is a fully auaranteed roadster car of the torpedo semi-
enciesca type, ion nana unve ana center control.
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marnetoi wind shield: extension top with cover slip and curtains, full
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