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THE OMAHA SlNDAY BEE- MAY 10, 1D14.
HE FAYORS MISE IN RATES
John N. Willys of the Willys-Over-land
Company Gives His Views.
HEAD OF SEVERAL FIRMS
All Are Heavy Shipper, but Still
Mr, Willy Siy,n It Wonlil He
letter All Around to ltivt!
Since It appears to be the open season
for objections from automobllo manufac
turers to the proposed Increase In freight
rates authorized by tho Interstate Com
merce commission, and several have al
ready entered strenuous objections to the
ruling. Us endorsement by a big busi
ness man Is more or less ot a novelty.
However, there Is at least one man promi
nent In the motor car Industry who not
nnlv unholda the Increased rate, but
makes public acknowledgment to that cf'
feet. This man Is John N. Willys, prosl
dent of tho Willys-Overland company of
Toledo, O., head of halt a dozen other
big companies and tho Becond largest
manufacturer of automobiles In the world
Mr. Willys recently wrote to the federal
commission In effect as follows:
, "After considering from every a.tglo
the matter now before your honorable
body pertaining to the general Increase
lri rates I am constrained to write and
express to you my belief tn the advis
ability of such action. I am convinced
that conditions warrant It and that car
rlers are entitled to a larger revenue for
the service they perform.
''So I would respectfully ask to be
placed on record aa not only not object'
Ing to tho Increase, but as strictly advo
eating it, notwithstanding the fact that
it will mean a largo Increase In the ex
penses of my company.
"I might add that, tho Willys-Overland
company Mid tho several companies
owned by It and myself, making parts
for dverland cars, are, as you nro doubt
less aware, heavy shippers. Tho. Willys-
Overland company alone ships and re
celvea approximately 16,000 carloads per
annum and pays freight charges on in
bound carload shipments, exclusive of
cpai on ana lumber, considerably over
1200,000 per annum."
Must Be in Harmony
and Stand the Wear
PLUGS UP HAND-CRANK SHAFT IzrofZTT lhe
Seals Up Hole for Device So ns
Hang License Number.
U J. Oluer. the new sales manager ot
the Studebakcr corporation, was In
Omaha last week visiting Mr. Keller, tho
local branch manager.
Manager Beal of tho Mollne-Knlght, an
nounces sales to F. L. Sanders of Stan
ton, Neb., H. W. Hahn ot Humbolt, S.
D., and M. R. Hetnholdt of Manning, la.
SELF-STARTER ALWAYS WORKS
Stndebnker Never Fnlls to Start on
Self-Starter rlnnarrr nntl Owner
Never I.enrnn that Hand-Crank
l Occxalonnllr Necenrr.
Too much Importance cannot be at
t&ched to. the proper choice ot colors for
automobiles. It is a wise salesman thut
realizes the value ot this end of his busi
ness and gives It careful attention. There
Is nothing more distressing to people who
are keenly sensitive to colors than In
harmonious combinations, and nothing
more puzzling or annoying to those un
acquainted with colors than the task of
attempting to choose a combination with
out the guldanco and help of tome ono
Informed' in such matter.
Colors are .divided Into three classes,
Vhown as neutral, warm and cold. Neu
tral embraces all grays; warm, all colors
. In' which yellow or red predominate;
cold, all colors in which blue predomin
ates. Inasmuch as grays are produced
' by 'jislrig' red, yellow and blue, they In
lurfc are xt arm., .or, jcold, according to
' which, color' predominates.
Neutrals can-"be Used in combination
wltli any of the colors providing care Is
exercised to choose a warm or cold gray
according to tho value of the other color
used. That Is to say, warm grays with
warm colors and cold grays with cold
In using a warm and cold color in com
blnation, It Is best to chooso colors that
have an affinity for each other. If blue
arid . red are to be used, choose a blue
that baa a leaning toward the purple, if
green and red, choose a red that leans to
ward the purple, inattention to this de
tair is what causes colors to "fight.
Black and any of the reds can always be
use,d with safety.
Foll6wlng a choice of colors, the next
'step Is to see that they are properly
.The entire success of any Job
painting depends upon each coat being
and thoroughly dried before the
applied. In the ordinary air dry
ing process, everything depends upon
weather conditions. Today may be ideal
for drying, whereas tomorrow the tern
peraturo and humidity may be extremely
unfavorable, resulting In loss of time and
quality, of finish. In order to obviate this
a battery of drying ovens has been In
stilled by the Pierce-Arrow Motor Car
company, wherein the tomnerature and
percentage of humidity remains constant
These must not be confused with baking
ovens. Paints and varnishes are dried,
not batted. This drying process consists
In oxidizing the vehicle in which the plr
ments and gums are held In solution
By means of these ovens. It is possible to
tell exactly how long it will take to ac
complish the result, with absolute cer
talnty that It will bo right.
Mr. Keller, local manager for the Stude
bakcr corporation, will make a trip to
the most Important Studebaker points in
tho Omaha territory during the next two
or three weeks.
llupmoblles were delivered by the W.
Lk Huffman Automobile company to the
following purchasers last week: H. W.
Kerr, Little Sioux, la.; G. W. Coftman,
Mondamln, la.; O. T, Glass, Cora J, Neb.;
X. B. O'Connell, Sioux City, two car
loads; Jim Mnjstrlc, Howells, Neb.; George
Meyer, Wisner, Neb.; K. 'I Jonson, Os
mond, Neb.; c. A. Campbell, Huron,
Frank Hansen, who Is now service su
perintendent at the Studebaker branch
agency here, was formerly tho welter
weight wrestling champion of the northwest.
W. U Huffman and T. M.
turned last week from an extended visit
to tho principal automobile manufactur
ing points of tho east. They report that
llupmoblles have reached a production in
excess of 2,000 cars ahead of last year's
business up to the samo date, and that
their present shipments are now exceed
ing 100 cars a day. It was Impossible,
however, for Mr. Huffman to Increase
the amount of Chandler cars beyond the
high point which he reached In April, the
demand for thin light six being very
heavy throughout the country.
Studebaker automobiles which are tho
property of the 'branch agency hore nro
carrying' 'Safety First" signs on their
Thoinas J. Hay, Chandler dealer. In
Chicago, wires under date of April 30 to
the .Huffman Automobile company as
follows: "Official tents under auspices
of F. Ev Edwards, chairman technical
board, Chicago Automobllo club, 24.4 mile's
on gpllo'n gasoline four passengers. Time,
t hour, IS Minutes." This Is a consid
erable Increase of miles over the claim
of tho manufacturers that the Chandler
car can actually be driven on the aver-
ago of sixteen miles to tho gallon of
Tho story of tho man who Inspected
his new automobile, compared It with th
catalogue specification and wrote the
factory that It had come complete with
the exception of the wheelbase, Is almost
tied by an Incident which came to llKht
at a middle-western garage the other
Well along In the atternon a party of
five tourists In a Studebakcr "Four"
pulled up and decided to store tho care
for the night. The car was driven Inside
and backed Into a stall, the owner and
family leaving for the hotol across the
street, leaving the convetional ordor for
a wash and polish.
An attendent went promptly to work.
whistling merrily aa he progressed In his
task ot excavating the real cstato and ex
posing the h'strious finish. JSvontually
he worked around to the front end of
the car, where a pccular attachment
caught his eye. Tho attachment was
Bromwell re- wooden plug, tightly driven Jnto a hole
I vum," remarked the garage
r 'step. is 1
next Is a
PACKARD MAKES A NEW
RECORD OF SHIPMENTS
MjktJ. Wise of the Lexington-Howard
company Is In Omaha after a tour
through the west. Mr. Howard declares
that the Howard 6 and the Lexington 1
are bound to prove popular in this part
of tho country.
The W. L. Huffman Automobile com
pany received 267 llupmoblles during the
month of April and expects seven hcav
icr shipments during May and June. This
company is going to bo fortunately sltua
ted on deliveries, considering the possible
shortage of automobiles this year.
William Pfelffer. 2523 Leavenworth, has
taken the agency for the Modern truck.
It Is three-quarters, ono and one-and one
half, tons, The Speedwell line, already
carried, is two, threo and tour tons. The
firm also carries touring cars.
Sales Manager Hitchcock of the Mollne-
Knight agency drove to Sioux Falls in a
Moline-Knlght to deliver several cars.
During the last week Mr. Kohn of the
Western Automobile Supply company
took a little, trip over into western Iowa,
where ho found tho automobile dealers
throughout this section to be very Jubi
lant over the prospects of 1SH. Cars seem
to be selling good, 'collections are good
and 6rdera are coming in gb'od and
strong. As the month advances we can
only see bright prospects for this season.
near tho base ot the radiator. From the
plub was suspended a Virginia license
"Hey! Look here" he called to the pro
prietor, who was up at the front of the
lOace. "Blessed if this fellow hasn't
sealed up the hole they left for hand
cranking his Studebaker!"
The proprietor gazed and marveled, Ho
was thoroughly familiar with electric
self-starting devices, but had never yet
seen such an Instance of calm confidence
on tho part of an ownor.
When the tourists came the next morn
ing to resume their trip, the owner was
questioned about the plug.
"What do you do when you have to
crank this cor by hand?" asked then
'Crank It by hand? Why this car has a
self-starter!" explained the uncompre
hending tourist. "When I want to spin
the motor, I push down on this plungerl"
"Sure, but don't you ever have to help
It? Isn't there a hand crank comes with
A gleam of new truth came to the
"Well, now that you speak of it, I guess
that must be tho hand crank that I found
In my tool kit," he answered. "I don't
know wethor I've got It with me or not.
But I 'do know that I've never used It,
either on thla trip or before It, and I've
come more than 1,000 miles over tho moun
tains. I'll bet I've started that motor
3,000 times, easy. That hole looked like a
handy Dlace to use for the license, so
I've always used It that way."
So saying the gentleman climbed In,
Ordered to Speed
Up on Production;
"Speed up," Is the order Issued by t
President W. 11. Van Dcrvoort of tho
Mollne Automobile company, maker ot
the Mollnc-Knlght. to each foreman
throughout the plant.
On May 1 the Mollnc-Knlght force
started working twelve hours a day, with
automatic macluncry running day and
Kvcry possible effort Is being made by
otftolals to meet tho demand for Mollne
Knlghts, and IYesldont Van Dorvoort Is
authority for tho statement that there
will bo no over-production this year, nt
least bo far as the Mollnc-Knlght Is con
cerned. Ford People Smash
All Records Again
Take out your watch. Follow the sec
ond band around the minute cycle. Every
time It ticks' off twenty-four seconds a
new Ford car comes into being.
Tho month of April was another record
breaker at the Ford factory In Detroit.
Thirty thousand four hundred and two
complete cars were built and shipped
during the month, which had twonty-slx
A little mental arithmetic shows that
this means a dally production ot about
1,170 cars. It shows that approximately
146 Fords wcro built each hour. It shows
that almost twenty-four seconds elapsed
between the time one complete car left
tho factory doors until another followed
Tho first seven months ot the com
pany's fiscal year have seen the produc
tion ot more than 115,000 complcto model
Ts. Every succeeding month since tho
first ot tho calendar year has seen the
Ford factor)' hand up a new production
record. In January 23,MS Fords were
built and shipped. This was tho first
record smashing month of the year, Feb
ruary passed January with a production
of 24,600 cars. Then came March with
Its output ot inoro than 1,100 cars a day.
Twenty-eight thousand, seven hundred
and fourteen cars were built and shipped
In March. And then the April production
topped March by 2,000.
LAJUU urn h mua
3 TTr&V 31" . TSKSg..
30x3 $12.65 34 x 412 $35.00
30 x 3V2 17.00 35x4 36.05
32 x 312 18.10 36x41 37.10
33x4 25.25 37x5 44.45
34x4 26.05 38 x 52 57.30
All good dealers sell Diamond Tires
Mrrie. Pavlowa, tho Kusslan dancer;
said to a Philadelphia roporter:
"Wo can learn much from the dancing
of animals, but why did we go, ot all
things, to the turkey f
"There Is something a little too rvulgar
In the turkey's dancing, and those who
Imltato It cet talked about."
lime. Pavlowa shrugged her slender
"That won't do for women," she ro-
numcd. "To say. 'Everybody Is talking
about him' that Is a eulogy. But to
say, 'Everybody is talking about her'
that's an elegy." New York Tribune.
defend you against
short mileage and long skids-
And the tough rubber squee
gees give you more mileage for less
actual outlay as well as complete
control of your car.
t Diamond iiin&rs
ay more Um fM,
Prices? I H
VINCENT ASTOR BUYS SAXON
CAR TO TAKE HONEYMOON
Vincent Astor, who until his marriage
to Helen DInsmore Huntington, was the
world's richest bachelor, has Just placed
an order for a $3J5 Saxon automobile,
thereby Joining the ranks of New York's
multimillionaires who have purchased
Mr. Astor will take his Saxon car on
his yacht with him on his honeymoon
trip. He and his wife plan to take a
cruise while Mr. AitorMa convalescing
from his recent Illness, and then go on a
long motoring tour.
The purchase by Mr. Astor Is an echo
of a visit he made to tho automobile show
in the Grand Central Palace. At that
time he looked over all the latest styles
and sizes in cars. He told. I A. Van
Patten, the New York distributer for the
Saxon, that this Detroit-oullt car Im
Among others ot New York's million
aire colony who have bought Saxon cars
are tituyvesant Fish, Jr.! O. Trowbridge
Holllster, Dr. J. P, Black and F. U Rich
ards of J. B. Bache & Co., bankers.
. t. b. TtiJ; 0.
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Just arrived. Yours is here. Act today.
.Shipments of Packard motor carriages
and trucks during the first four months
of 1911 exceed the total of any four corre
sponding months since the company
started In business. Tho total shipments
ot motor carriages to customer was 21
per cent greater than during the same
period of 1913.
The entire output of "3-3S" cars for
spring and early summer has been sold
and customers already are placing op
tions for cars for fall delivery, A num
ber of touring cars will be avail
able for eeveral weeks.
The company's record March was fol
lowed by a big April. The record week
; ended April 11 with 160 motor carriage
sales. In one day specifications were re
ceived for eighty-three cars, the value of
which exceeded $300,000.
Last month was also the most prosper
sus April ever experienced by the Pack
ard truck organization. The sales of
heavy duty vehicles showed an increase
ot GO per cent over the same period ot
1813. One of the quantity orders came
from the New York State Highway com
mission which purchased a battery of
dump trucks tor use In reconstructing the
OVER THIRD OF PASSING
CARS SUNDAY ARE FORDS
By actual count, J. F. Beard, an en
thusiastic Ford owner, claims that 107
Fords passed his home, 1428 Florence
"boulevard. In one hour, last Sunday I
Fords made up slightly more than
one-third the total number of 'cars,
only 29S of all makes passed during this
This would seem to indicate that the
Ford estimate for the United States ot
one Ford in every three cars, is ex- j
ceeded somewhat In Omaha.
MOTOR TRUCK MUST NOT
BE RUN WITHOUT JUDGMENT
"Any utility may bo unsatisfactory if
used without method or judgment," says
. C. Frey of the Kissel Kar.
"Wherever you find that motor trucks
do not pay, you will usually find that
'.t Is because the owner does not know
how to operate them. Often he fails to
realize that he must not apply haulage
standards, ana tnai me motor is quite a
different proposition, and thus to be
studied on Its own distinctive merits and
WE want to publicly
apologize to the thous
ands of patient people who
have been unable to get
their Overland on the
specified delivery date. t J
The situation has sim
ply been beyond our con
trol. Never before, during
the entire history of our
ever - expanding business,
have orders exceeded our
production program to such
an astonishing extent as
they have this season.
Shipping orders have
poured into the factory on
the average of from 500 to
600 cars a day often run
ning as high as 1000 cars a
However, this congestion is
now relieved for we have been
able to increase our factory pro
ductionand Overlands are now
being shipped at the rate of 50 to
60 carloads a day.
Therefore, if you act
promptly- by getting in touch
with our dealer without further
loss of time you can be assured
of an immediate delivery. Your
Overland is ready to deliver to
you right now.
Phono Black OH1
18-22 Fourth St.,
Council Bluffs, la.
We earnestly advise you not
to wait until the demand again
gets ahead of our increased
production. Quick action meant
that tomorrow you can be enjoy
ing your new Overland. And,
what is more, you will know that
you have secured the most eco
nomical and efficient popular
priced car ever manufactured.
Make your arrangements
today for a demonstration.
Remember, this is America's
greatest motor car value. The
Overland is a big, powerful,
snappy, beautiful, comfortable,
large, roomy car. And it is
priced at 30 less than any other
similar car made.
2010 Farnam St.,
Phono Doug. 8207.
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