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THE OMAHA SUNDAY 'BEE: AUGUST 3, 1913.
The recent hot weather has had consid
erable effect on all business connected
with automobile trade. The automobile
salesmen find It difficult to porsuado
farmers to buy machines In advanco of
harvesting time, becauso of their Inherent
belief that crops aro bound to bo de
stroyed at Intervals and they fear that
this year may be the yoar. C. S. Mc
Kce of the Inter-State company has Just
returned from a trip throughout the
southern part of the state and sredlcts
a land-office business for the automo
The hot weather has had an opposite
effect on supply companies. Tho West
ern Automobile Supply company reports
that hot weather has stimulated Its busi
ness to such an extent that they are com-'
polled to open at 6:30 In tho morning
and close as late as 9 and 10 .o'clock in
order to make prompt shipments of or
ders on tho same day the orders are
Laurence Traynor of the Traynor Auto
mobile company has Just returned from
visits to the Abbott factory In Detroit
and the National factory In Indianapolis.
Ho succeeded in placing an order for
four carloads of Abbotts for Immediate
delivery and mado preparations to han
dlo an Increased number of the new Ab
bott six cars which will be placed on the
market about September L Ho also
placed an order for four Abbott coupes to
accommodate fall and winter purchasers.
The "Western Auto Supply company
sold an opening stock of accessories to
the Wnusa Carterqar company of Wausa,
Neb., last week. Mr. Kohn of the com
pany has been particularly successful in
placing opening stocks during tho last
Mr. Orr of tho Orr Motor Sales com
pany, handling tho Packard In Omaha, Is
In Detroit where he will remain until
August 10, pushing deliveries of the new
Packard to Omaha.
iB. M. Burbank Is In receipt of a letter
from John W. Gamble, who Is touring
-sies park In his Paige, stating that
oioraao roads are in Ideal condition for
touring and that ho Is having the time
oi nis lire.
E. Nlcodcmus, factory expert for the
National Automobile company. I tnr-
ping for a few days with the Trnynor
Auto company, local agents. The Traynor
brothers have received two of the new
ih iMationals, one of which was deliv
ered to W. G. Whlteniore Sunday.
u. m. uurbank, representative In
Omaha for tho Paige cars, sold thlrtv.
sixes to Q. A. Bhorstrom, Gothenberg,
Neb.; E. G. Haynes, Valparaiso, Neb..
and C. A. Shafor, Omaha. Two more
carloads of, Paige cars wer& received by
Mr. Burbank ana Wayne Burbank. who
Is In Detroit, has written stating that a
largo shipment' of Paiges will be received
In the fall., Mr. Burbank has also con'
traded for delivery of forty- cars ,to N'
braska dealers for the fall trade'.
H. P. Devalon of IJnlnger Implement
company and his family passed through
Des Moines Thursday on thetr trip home
from Chicago. They are traveling In one
of the Llntngcr company's new cars over
the ltlver to River road.
The White Way association held Us
meeting and picnic at Pella, la., lost
week. Between 700 and 1,000 cars were
driven to the celebration by as many
owners. Most of the cars carried several
passengers, making the attendance reach
Leonard .C. Kohn, secretary of the
Western Supply company, has sold over
J73.000 worth of Pennsylvania tires since
January 1. Until Mr. Kohn secured the
agency Pennsylvania tires were pratlcally
unknown. In the west, but Judicious ad
vertising and tiro quality has made tho
vacuum cup tires ono of the most popu
lar non-skid Urea on tho market
The Paige company 5s rapidly complet
ing its new Detroit factory. Tho fac
tory la 800x90, three stories high, with a
wing 100x60. This will enable the Palgo
people to Increase their annual output to
20,000 cars, making them one of the first
five automobile manufacturers from point
Automobile trunks and automobile suit
cases are becoming very popular this
summer, especially among women tour
ists. The automobile wardrobe carriers
are absolutely dustproof and designed to
be conveyed conveniently. Tho amount
of travel In motor cars that Is being
done this year has encouraged manu
facturers to place many kinds of ac
cessories on the market that appeal to
the comforts and tastes of women.
One of tho most beaiftlful cars ever
brought Into this section Is tho luxuri
ous six-cylinder Peerless which Guy It.
Smith has delivered to J. B. Keellne of
Council Bluffs. The painting Is In a
rich maroon. All metal parte Including
the radiator, are nlckle plated. Every
appointment Is the height of automobile
decorative skill. Max Baehr, American
consul to Clenfuegos, Cuba, whose home
Is In St. Paul, was In Omaha last week
and purchased a Hudson "37" phaeton
from Guy lu Smith. Mr. Baehr and his
eon drove the car home Thursday. Guy
I Bmlth sold a Hudson "ST last week
to C. H. Dock, a prominent druggist of
John E. Peterson of Persia, la., was in
Omaha last week and drove home In a
new Hudson "37" purchased from Guy U
Smith. RalDh Kitchen of the Paxton
aotel Is driving a new six-cylinder Hud-
lon nhaetoh. J. Moffelt of Platte center,
Neb., spent last Tuesday In Omaha and
drove home In a Hudson Six.
Theatrical Man in
Novel Race for Big
Wager to Be Here
With wagers of no less than $7,600 de
pending on the successful completion of a I
cross-continent drive from Las Angeles
to New York, C. H. Smith, a thcatrlcnl
man of 8an Francisco, started from Los
Angeles on July 10.
On his ability to reach New York In
sixty days, driving all the way himself
and making all his own repairs, Smith
has wagered 35,000 with D. Hallahan,
proprietor of tho Market Street theater
of San Francisco.
Eddie Garney, the well known western
sporting man Is official stake holder.
Tho machine that Smith Is driving Is
equipped with "Miller One Cure Wrapped
Thread Tires" and hereupon hangs an-
othor portion of the bet.
The W. D. Nowerf Rubber company.
Pacific coast representatives of the Mil
ler Rubber company, claimed that six
tires would carry to car to New York and
that four of them would be free from
blow-outs and kindred troubles on its
Ed Leonard, famous In western sporting
circles for his ever readiness to bot "It
won't," had a 32,000 hunch that the tires
would fall down. The Newerf people re
momberlng the marvelous records mudo
by thoso tires ' on both track and road
eagerly covered the bet.
There Is another bet of $500 to the effect
that the car goes through without a
Mr. Smith Is accompanied by his wife
and R. E. Hilton, tho latter being official
observer and representative of the money
wagers. He Is to see that Smith does all
the driving and repairing that Is done and
In addition an affidavit must bo secured
from every garage where a stop Is mado
to tho effect that no repair work was
done at the garage except by Mr. Smith
Eddie Foy, the comedian, will Join tho
party at Chicago and accompany them
to New York.
Mr. Smith feels confident that he will
be able to make the trip without trouble
and well within tho. time limit. Ho de
clares he will collect all bets.
Books Orders for
the New 1914 Model
Among the first local purchasers of
tho new 1914 model Cadillac Is George
BrandelB of tho Brandeis Stores, whp !
has placed an order for one of tho now
Mr. Brandeis Is an enthusiastic motor
ist, and is especially fond of tho Cadillac
cars, and has been using them for sov-
oral years. "It Is the service derived
rrom the Cadillac that makes It a de
sirable car for anyone," says Mr. Bran
Carl Swanson of tho Jerpo Commission
company and H. H. Harper, attorney.
with offices In tho City National Bank
building, aro also enrolled In the Cadillac
VELIE DEALERS HOLD BIG
CONVENTION IN TENTS
- A convention of - automobile dealers.
unique la tho history of such conven
tions of this country, took place this
week a,t Mollne, 111., when tho dealers of
tne vcjie motor car gathered to formu
late "plans for the 1911 selling season.
The convention was housed In a veri
table white city, ISO tents, each sleeping
two men, being filled. Charles R. Gard
ner, local representative of the Velio car,
attended tne convention.
Tho camp was pitched on a high hill
overlooking the Mississippi river and 'was I
a model camp in every way, being
equipped with not only tents for housing
the dealers, but with a convention tent
and a big dining tent.
Dealers from all over the country were
present at the camp for tho full week.
Important among tho many things dls-
cussed was the new Velie advertising,!
campaign In which thts company Is en
tering after five years of constantly In
Director of Sales C. E, Glltner mode
the announcement that Velie business for
1913 had Increased 120 per cent over busi
ness for 1913 and production for 1914 would
be double that 'of 1913.
MAJOR GRUBBS OF ARMY
EQUIPS CAR WITH STOVE
Major R. B. Grubbs of the medical corps
of the United States army has taken ran
among the Inventors of the autoinoone
Industry by an Innovation which ho In
troduced In his Jeffery Cross-Country on
a tour of 1.8S5 miles whlqh he recently
made from Ban Francisco to Tls, Juana,
Major Grubbs' car Is completely fitted
for camping, after the adequate fashion
of the army, but it also embodies onu
feature which is altogether new.
A stove, which consists of six compar
nients. Is Incorporated In the machine
EXTRA TIRES SHOULD BE
KEPT AWAY FROM THE SUN
Remember that now tires carried on
tho side of the car, if not protected from
the sunlight, will quickly oxidize, crack
and becomo quite worthless.
A new tiro should preferably be put
Into service a little while until the cover
has been soilod. It will not then .dete
riorate near, so quickly. It Is better,
however, to have a cover for extra tires.
Do not store them away in a warm
place for any great length of time. Light
'or heat will cause the sulphur to corns
to the surface and make the cover min
utely porous. After this oxidation takes
place the nerve fiber of the rubber Is
destroyed and naturally the durability
is greatly Impaired.
A dork, dry room at it temperature of
40 or 60 degrees Is most favorable for re
tarding chemical action In the rubber
and the "friction" stock on the fabrlo
PACKARD EMPLOYES TO
ENJOY BIG PICNIC SOON
Seven thousand employes of the Pack
ard Motor Car company, with their fam
ilies, will hold their annual outing Mon
day, August 11, when steamers chartered
by the Packard Recreation league will
carry them to Bols Blanc, In the .Detroit
Various outdoor activities among Pack
ard employes are encouraged by the
Recreation league, which has a member
ship approximating 4,000. Opportunity l
afforded for base ball, foot ball, bowling,
tennts, shooting and field sports. Tho
company has provided a large athletic
field and plans are being made for a new
club house, which will be equipped with
all modern conveniences in the woy of
showers, lockers and dressing rooms.
METZ CARS SHOW WELL IN
LONG GRIND OF GLIDDEN TOUR
Over roads that would test any make
of car, and particularly the big high pow
ered gear transmission car, the Boston
team of three Metz cars of the gearless
transmission typo demonstrated their
ability to negottato anything In the llni
of rough country that any automobile
could be driven over. In the long grind
on tho Glldden tour from Minneapolis
to Qlocler National park, Montana, iind
I pniprpil the last rnntrol with a nerfect
being Dum arouno uie einauii pipe, uiu ft, re pml r wm. of thQ QUdden and
utldzlnc all the heat from that source. Anderson troph ca.
that isn't in
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but the pleasure of a perfect ride.
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your tires. Only men who know
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their knowledge of it can bo com
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imbue it with the strength and
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There are forty-three years of ex
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That principle unit molding
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Goodrich branches, service stations
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ore alertly ready to meet the tre
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Goodrich advertising is as much a
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TWO SPEED DIRECT DRIVE AXLE MARKS ANOTHER
EPOCH IN MOTOR OAR DEVELOPMENT. , .
Revolutionary Mechanical Featuro Increases Efficiency,,
Economy and Luxury Develops Speed Without
Increasing Engine Revolutions Many .Jj
Othor Improvomonts. 1 T W
Motorists, mindful of tho Cadillac
Achievements lt tho development of tho
automobile, and therefore accustomed to
look to that car each year for new and
profcresslvo features, are reading with
avidity tho 1914 announcement Just Is
sued, in which at lust Is revealed the
nature of tho latent models. In view of
past Cadtllao accomplishments, which In
cluded tho Introduction of the first
practical olcctrlo cranking device, and
therefore tho relegation forever of tho
nwkward method of pumping tho engine
Into activity by means of hand labor, tho
keenest curiosity was aroused as to
what tho new mechanical element
That curiosity han been appeased by
tho announcement that tho 1914 Cadillac
will ho endowed with a two-speed direct
drlvo axle. While curloalty has been
somewhat satisfied, the new mechanical
clement has startod a busslm? of discus
sion and comment, because tho device
will havo a revolutionary offect on tho
results attained In luxury, flexibility and
economy. Executives of tho Ciullllao are
already assurod by letters, tolegrams ahd
a rush of visitors that no other forward
step ever taken has created such a pro
found Impression or arounsod moro wide
The methods by which tho 1914 Cadlllao
two-speed direct drive nxlo secures In
croasod luxury, otflclcncy and economy
are most appreciated by tho man who Is
thoroughly versed In automobile me
chanics. Soma Idea, however, may be
given of this revolutionary feature In
more or loss non-tcchnlcnl language.
It Is not merely an axlo that this
mechanism la a great advance In motor
car construction. Its peculiar function Is
of another nature. Heretofore tho power
of tha englno has been transmitted to the
rear axlo by a slnglo bevel pinion and a
single bovel driving gear. Therefore
there could bo at all times, and under all
tho various conditions of travel which
might arlso, only ono ratio between tho
revolutions of tho engine and tho revolu
tions of tha rear axle as It absorbed the
power, except for tho changed afforded
by the shifting of tho transmission gears
by the hand lever. Now, however, by
means of tho new axle, the Cadlllao will
have two direct drive gear ratios In trans-
mlttlng tho power to tho rear wheels.
Usually tho single direct drive gear
ratio ran bos from 3.S to 1 down to 4 to 1,
according to tho car and according to
tho success of tho mechanical designer In
securing that ratio bost adopted to his
particular car. That single ratio had to
do tha best It could under all circum
stances. Now, with two ratios, there Is
Juat double tho means for promoting tha
economical and efficient application of ,
the power developed by tho engine to the
driving of tho car.
On the 1014 Cadillac the low direct drive
gear ratio Is S.Ctl to 1; the high direct
drlvo gear ratio Is 3.S to 1. The low Is
especially adapted for city driving where
trafflo problems aro met, whero speed
must be low and stops and starts fre
quent. A simple convenient electrlo
switch changes tho gear ratio from tho
low direct to the high direct and the car
is ready for conditions which permit a
speed rate of sixteen miles per hour of
With tho high direct sear ratio In
operation at any given speed of the en
gine tho speod of tho car la Increased
about 42 per cent over what it would be
with tho low direct gear ratio. This
point Is Illustrated thus: At on engine
spoed of 700 revolutions per minute with
tho low direct gear, tho car speed Is
twenty-ono miles per hour; employing tha
high direct gear will Increase the speed
to thirty miles per hour without any ln
crenso In englno speed.
Ono of the prima benefits claimed is
lowor fuel consumption because of the
facts Just stated and bocause the fuel la
used tc- greater advantage Other ad
vantages tncludo less friction In high
gear by reason of tho parts moving mora
slowly, hence less wear and rJmost the
ontlro elimination, of vibration. There Is
also greatly Increased comfort due To a
luxurious smoothness of operation; yet
theso desirable results aro obtained with
out complicating the engine.
Thero aro sevoral other features of th
1014 Cadlllao that are attracting much
attention, an Improved nnd simplified
Cadlllao Dolco electrical automatic crank
ing, lighting and Ignition system! a mare
efficient carburetor; stunning body de
lgns and many refinements pt do tails.
New 1914 Prices
Effective August 1, 1913
Model T Runabout . . $500
Model T Touring Car $550
Model T Town Car . . $750
With Fall Equipment F. 0. B. Betroit
Ford Motor Co,
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tickets via Great Western
Fewer stops are necessary from almost all
"down town" to tho Great Western office
than any other ticket offico in Omaha. 1522
Farnam Street is in tho vory heart of things.
Groat Western tlckot Boilers take the time and
trouble to UNDERSTAND your exact wants; to pro
tect your Pullman reservations; to figure out tha.
lowest faro. They aro travel exports.
Night train leaves Omaha 8:10 p. m. and arrives
Bt. Paul 7:30 p. m., Minneapolis 8:05 a. m.
Day train leaves Omaha 7:44 a, m. and arrives
St. Paul 7:20 p. m Minneapolis 7:G0 p. m.
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