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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: JULY
Battery of Fords Used by the Standard Oil Company
All a Tire Can Give
SEMAPHORE JAMHT, GUARD
Sammy, last Name Unknown, Guards
Intersection of Driveways.
AVERTS MANY ACCIDENTS
Xtttte Fellow Moat Popnlair Sinn la
Northwestern Ohio, bnt Nona Kx
eept Orerlnnd Pny master
Knows Ilia I.nst Nunc,
At the plant of the Willys-Overland
enmpany, makers of Overland automo
bile, In Toledo, O., there Is a certain
humble employe who has tho distinction
of bclnc the moat popular man In north
western Ohio. And tlioiiRh he la dally
Kr feted hj n larjro majority of the 8,000
cf hla fellow employes ami- officials of
tho company, and has a cheery "Hello"
and a familiar wave of the hand for
every one of theso friends of his, It Is safe
to say that tho paymnster of tho firm Is
the only man In the IiIb organization who
Icnowa hla real hamo. For this mnn Is
"Sammy" to overyono of tho thousands
who pass his station severnl times a day.
Boms call him "Semaphore Sammy," but
the majority nro content with tho shorter
part of his nickname.
Though at first Blanco "Semaphore
Bammy" looks no more important than
an ordinary factory watchman, hla la
a responsible position. According to sta
tistics compiled by thn heads of the firm,
"Sammy" dally averts many costly
wrecks. In fact, that Is "Sammy's"
Wholo duty, to avert wrecks, and his ca
pability along this lino la shown In the
fact that in the fifteen years or more ha
has been at his pott tlioro ho not been
a single accident attributable to bis neg
ligence. While "Semaphore Sammy's" working
qunrtcrs in no way resomblo those of tho
towerman on a big railroad, his duties
are just as arduous und Important. Where
the towerman has a hlg, elevated build
ing, with a long lino of switch and de
roller levers to manipulate, so that the
trains under his control are run on the
proper tracks without accident and with
out loss of tlmo, "Sammy" has only a
little watchhousc, acarccly largo enough
to "whip a cat In," as he puts tt himself.
Instead of levers ho has only half a
dozen signalling devices nnd there are
only threo roads to watoh where tho tow
erman sonietlmes has fifty or sixty
switches and a score or more of tracks
constantly under his eye. But "Sammy's"
Is the nerve-racking and wearing job,
for there ia more travel In an hour on
the three roadways he guards than over
the busiest railroad in the world.
"Sammy's'' station whero he has held
forth since the old Pope-Toledo company
occupied the present Overland plant, Is
at the intersection of three driveways,
two of which come from Inside the huge
quadrangle formed by the factory build
ings and the third from the street. This
latter driveway is closely hemmed 111 by
two of the building and a mammoth
new building crowds closely up Into tho
triangular point of the big "V" formed
by the other two roads. Including tho
cars which are belmr sent out and
brought bock from the load test to which
every Ovcrjand is subjected, factory cars,
visitors' cars and heavy trucks, an aver
age of two automobiles a minute cross
the three-cotnered area.
llellln In South Dakota.
W. Hellin of V. U Huffman Auto com-
pany is in South Dakota, assisting the
country dealers handlo the great trade of
that state. .
The 1915 OLDSMOBILE Model 42
More up-to-date improvements nnd far loss money than
New Price $1,285.00
Two laches longer wheelbaso;
To inches higher back to seats;
Cushions slanted more to back of seats, theroby giving additional
height to tho back ot seats, which also In effect gives more leg
room and comfort;
Gasoline tank 15 gallons capacity Instead of 12 and a little
deeper, giving better appearance;
; A "one-man-top" and Improved windshield.
Automatic spark advance.
Theso Improvements added to a car that so nearly approaches
perfection that few. if any, criticism could bo offered by- the most
Again think ot an. OLDSMOBILE for $1,285. This model 42
?h?PlhE ,B. fru,y the wonder car of the 1915 season a good
hill climber on high gear and an abundance of power and speed
The power, equipment, finish and all around dependability will
make this wonderful car easily the best seller of the season,
we want the best dealers In Nebraska and Iowa.
DRUMM0ND MOTOR COMPANY
2568-70.72 Farnam Stroot Omaha, Nebraaka
JITNH DEL.IVKIIV OP FORDS TO STANDARD OIL COMPANY OP NEHIIAHKA.
Oartercar Climbs i
Steps of Boxers Homej
In tho olden days when there was a
call to be made on a duke or an earl,
the postchalse lumbered out tho visit
mado In state. Even now the kings and
queens of Europe requlro a coach-and-four
to go from place to place when
they wish to bo formal.
In democratic America, however, the
automobile Is used on all occasions. So
ciety women can go down through their
calling list In a iringle afternoon, while
with tho old methods of locomotion It re
quired continual effort to "keep up."
Business men, too, realize tho advanta
ges of the automobile os iui aid to hurry
up business deals. Churches of every de
nomination are buying automobiles for
tholr pastorB to make calls with, nnd
companies with large corps of salesmen
nro providing each with an automobllo
and nro sttvlng many thousands of dol
lars each year by so doing.
One of the strangest calls by auto ever
recorded was that made recently by Bert
Davis, a Los Angclca business man, on
the groat one-time champion, Jim Jef
fries. Mr. Davis met Jeffries one day
and said to him, "I am coming out to call
on you some day; may I come right up
to tho door with my Cartercar7"
"Come ahead," Bald Big Jim, "but I
don't think von will net tar.
He was thinking of the Immense flight ,
of forty-one concrete steps, which loads
to his home and naturally, knowing how
steep they are, ho did not think any auto
mobile could oome up to thorn.
Soon after Mr.' Davla gathered together
a party of friends and started out to
make the call. That their hoat was un
used to having his guests call on him In
this manner Is rtiown by tho Interest
which he took In the ascent. All the tlmo
tho Cartercar was slowly mounting the
steps. Mr. Jeffries stood at the top
awaiting them with a smile.
Aa tho gearloaa transmission car neared
the top of the long flight. Big Jim re
marked, "I built those Mops for the ex
ercise It would bo to mount them, but it
looks now as If even I would havo to
begin riding up."
That very claim made for the Mcllne
KnlKht is borne out by the performance
of theso cars in actual uso Is amply dem
onstrated by enthuslnstlo letters from
dealers and owners, received by tho Mo
ling Automobllo company.
The Mollne-Knlght which wo aro uatns
ns a demonstrator Is certainly a wonder
ful car," writes Q. M. Flint, sales man
auer of' tho Benrlch Motor company, Los
"Wo have driven tho Mollne-Knlght
S.nJS mites without an adjustment of any
kind. We havo never touched the spark
plugs nor the carburetor since Its ar
rival at Ixia Angeles. Show me a poppet
vnlva motor that can be drlvon to the
limit of its power overy day for 3, CSS miles
"The tires do not appear to havo been
drlvon over 200 miles and we aro cer
tainly going to break .a record for tiro
mileage. Tho oil consumption averages
about 400 miles per gallon and the goso
lino consumption Is between sixteen and
"In view of the various work a demon
strator is called upon to do we consider
this an unusual record for a fifty horse
Gains in All Branches
Along with tho growth of its tire business-doubling
year after year the Oood
year Tire and Rubber company now calls
attention to the manner In which its
mechanical goods business also has grown.
Tho Goodyear mechanical department
was crcatod almost two years ago to
balance the company's product, which
was then confined exclusively to tires.
The following figures are already being
quoted by Goodyear men to show how tho
business has grown.
The output In mechanicals Increased
833 per cent In 1913 over 1911. Tho In
crease for the first quarter of 19H over
the sama period In 1913 was 480 per cent
For tho first four fiscal months of 1914
more Goodyear mechanical goods were
sold than nil year In 1013.
Goodyear mechanicals embrace In belt
ing n belt for every known purposo nnd
work; In hoso, everything from brewers'
hose to heaviest hose for compressed air;
In packing, everything from "low pres
sum" packing to the soverost high pres
sure demands; all manner of valves and
a wide rango of special articles. It Is
expected that tho Goodyear mechanical
goods department will soon become ono
of lho largest In the country,
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homo people ni-ver break their good res
olutions simply becuuse they nover make
Many a fellow knows his own mind who
Isnt overburdened with knowledge, at
We all like a mnn who has winning
wnyB, until we get In a poker game with
No. Maude, dear; a man Isn't a crank
Just because he believes that one good
turn deserves another. Philadelphia
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Nearly fifty million dollars has been
invested in 1914 Overlands. When
American public spend
tremendous amount on one single car
it must clearly indicate in which car
you get the most value for the least
money. Buy an Overland and save money.
Our dtaler will call for yo any time and give you a thorough and instrootiva explanation and demonstration. TeUphoae him today
Van Brunt Automobile Go.
The Willys-Overland Company,
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16 Higher Prices
We mnke these Tacts emphatic, because 16
makes nro selling now at more than Good
NoRinvCut prices have gone down nnd
down, to one-halt former prices. We have
built new factories, new machinery, and mul
tiplied our output.-' We have reduced our
profits, until last year they averaged 6j.
Now, with a capacity of 10,000 motor tires
daily, no rival can compete with us on an
equal grade of tire.
That's the reason for those higher prices.
They do not mean that others have excelled us.
What Extra Prices Never Buy
No extra price can buy a tire with our No-Rim-Cut
has wiped out completely
the costliest item in up
keep. No extra-price tire
gets the "On -Air" cure.
We employ this process,
THE GO . 3 YEAR TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY, Akron, Ohio
Thla Company hi no connection whsterer with any other rubber eraecn wMeh ottm tfceCtootfrmr sm
Any Dealer can
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S1S7S will tUttrU tUrtir mj futnltr.
When you pay more from $5 to $15 more you
waste that extra money. You lose, in addition, the
four great features which made Goodyear the lead
ing tire. Look at the facts the records. There is
no way known to build a better tire than Ooodyears,
measured by cost per mile. Not at ten times our price.
at an extra cost of $1,500 daily, to save the
countless blow-outs due to wrinkled fabric
No other tire, at any price, contains hun
dreds of large rubber rivets created to com
bat tread separation.
And no price buys another tire with our
All-Weather tread. This anti-skid, tough and
double-thick, is as flat and smooth as a plain
tread. Yet it grasps wet roads with deep,
resistless, sharp-edged grips.
All higher-priced tires lack ell these features
found in No-Rim-Cut tires. And they are the
greatest features known in tire making.
MiQfons of Records
Millions of Goodyear tresMrvebeen triedout
on hundreds of thousands of cars. The result
is shown by sales the largest in the world.
And there was never a time when men came to
With All-Weather Treads or Smooth
supply you Goodyear Tire. If
ions our Local ttrancn.
A ' A IliiU rrTTTmi ' III
Goodyears as fast as they
are coming today. Don't
pay a higher price for
tires with lesser records.
Almost any dealer, if
you ask him, will supply
you Goodyear tires.
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