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PIONEERS PROMISE TO COME
Many Accepting Invitation! of Pub
licity Bureau to Be at Reunion.
ARRANGE A SPECIAL PROGRAM
t'lrat Inaugural Ball of tate. to
Be RrproAnrrd, Along with
Other IT.arlr Dnr Features
Acceptances of the Pioneer Iteunlon In- !
vltation lent out by the publicity bureau
aro coming In rapidly. This annual re
union of the Nebraska Pioneers' associa
tion la to take pine in Omaha Septem
ber 30 to October 3. All meetings aro to
1 held In the Douglas county court
Bvsldes a number of speeches, and a
relation of a lot of pioneer experiences
by old members. there are to be some
socle 1 event, Including a dance, a din
ner Friday noon, and a pioneer fiddlers'
contest. The delegates will also take u
trip through Omaha In automobiles one
of the afternoons.
The ball Is to be a reproduction of the
first inaugural ball held in Nebraska,
when the first governor was Inaugurated.
This Is to be reproduced In costume Just
as the costumes were worn In those days
r, f n.-i n li u 1 f nnniiiMf it,-.
All the registered pioneers will be the
guests of Ak-Snr-Ben at the carnival
grounds at Sixteenth and Howard streets.
They will be furnished with passage to
the grounds, so that they may contrast
the life of a half century ago on the
plains of Nebraska with a twentieth cen
tury pageant of such magnificence as
that of the King's Highway.
Muxeiim for Pioneer.
A pioneer museum Is to be temporarily
established at the court house. Tlonecis
are planning to bring some of the old
relics of pioneer days with them to be
placed on exhibit for a few days. There
are thousands of interesting relics In the
pioneer homes of the state, broken relics
of guns that slew Indiana before the
' commonwealth had even a territorial gov
ernor, arrow heads pulled from the
wounded flesh of pioneers after skir
mishes with the Indians, crude imple
ments of agriculture used when the state
had no railroads to bring In Implements,
and, cruder atill. some of the household
utensils. The State Historical society
will bring up most of Its collection of
territorial relics to form the neucleus for
Saves Woman from
Death Under Car
Only because of the presence of mind
of Muiormar. F. A. Swanson of the Dodge
street line Is Mrs. Amanda Borg, a
widow aged 63 years, alive today. Mrs.
liorg, who lives with a Blown son and
daughter at 231S North Twenty-seventh
avenue, has been HI. for some time, and
yesterday after escaping from the atten
tion of her daughter, Ellen, ran to Lake
street and laid down on the street car
rail In front of an east-bound street car
driven by Swanson at Twenty-seventh
avenue and Lake street. - j
The motorman did not see her until he
was only a short distance -away,' but he
threw on oil his brakes and was able to
stop the car -just as the woman- was
rolled under the fonder. So sudden was
the stop trat he was thrown back In
his car. suffering a shake up that ren
dered him unfit for duty the remainder
of the day.
Mis. Borg was taken to her home and
today Is greatly Improved.
Misx Ellon Borg says she had been
caring for her mother continuously for
the lust few days, and being worn out,
went to sleep when she thought her
mother was asleep. The latter was only
pretending and escaping from the house
ran to the car tracks.
Wm. Parker Reports
the Gary Vocational
School is Successful
Word has been received from William
Parker, formerly of the local Young
Men's Christian association and at pres
ent coach at the FToebel Vocational
school at Gary, Ind., of the work that
is being accomplished through the me
dium of athletics and swimming pools in
the public schools of that city. The plan
of providing the schools with swimming
pools has but recently been adopted, he
asserts, and has accomplished wonders
towards promoting Interest among the I
young folks in the educational centers I
and in very materially 'reducing thoi
yearly records of truancy.
Mr. Parker, during the summer, took
a 300-mile hike through Glacier National
park In Montana, accomplishing the trip
in eleven days. A silver tip grizzly bear
followed him for forty-nine miles, but
Parker was always three miles ahead
of bruin, thus preserving the bear's
safety at all times.
Dates for Special
Events of Samson
Have All Been Set
Dates of the Ak-Har-Ben festival will be
from September 30 to October 10. The
evening of October 7 has been selected for
the big electrical parade, with the sub
jects to be derived from Biblical scenes
and Instances. The fraternity procession
will tako place the afternoon of October
X. while on October 9 the coronation ball
will be given.
Homecoming week will comprise the
five days from October B to 10. For three
days starting September 30 the Territorial
Pioneers' reunion will be celebrated with
the Douglas county Pioneer as hosts.
CREIGHTON ARTS COLLEGE
SHOWS LARGER ATTENDANCE
The registration of the Arts college has
now reached 435 students, an Increase ot
over 109 within shortly more than a week
nines the opening day of registration.
The class in biology, which is enjoying
Its first , year on the curriculum, num
bers forty-eight students, most of them
preparing for entrance to the medical
department next year. On the faculty
there are seven young men who have
recently graduated from the arts college
with tha degree of A.B.
Te Crlghton Medical Beminar will
hold Its first active meeting of the year
at the law department next Friday eve
ning. William Honey will read a paper
on "Physiology of the Liver." and C. R.
Of Interest to all Who Plan to Spend
$1000 to $2000 for an Automobile
We know that you want to get the heat possible car for
your money. No man consciously buys a cheap car.
Bo thin advertisement la written to give yon a few farts to
keep in mind when investigating the merits of different
For seven years Chalmers cars have ranked first among the
medium priced cars In America. For two years Chal
mers "Sixes" have led all medium priced Sixes in volume
of sales. Over 40,000 Chalmers cars are now in service.
The Chalmers Company is recognized as one of the strong
est companies financially in the industry. Chalmers
cars have probably to a greater degree than any other
make always Influenced the trend of automobile building
in the medium priced class.
Certainly these facts entitle this advertisement to a careful
We expect yon to investigate carefully every statement we
make here and we urge you also to study all cars which
sell between $1,000 and $2,000, confident that If you do
we will get our share of the business.
In the first place, we ask you to see the Chalmers "Light
Six." Don't simply look at It and listen to the story of
an enthusiastic Chalmers salesman, and then go look at
another car and listen to the story of another equally
enthusiastic salesman. You are not buying conversation.
But ask any Chalmers dealer to stand the Chalmers "Light
Six" alongside any Light Six selling at anywhere near its
price $1,660. Study the cars yourself.
First- Looks. ( How do other cars compare with the Chal
mers "Light Six" In style? The Chalmers has a real
streamline body. The flat or merely crown fenders of
the other cars have not the grace of the Chalmers moldde
oval fenders. Chalmers doors are wide and flush fitting.
Chalmers running boards are clear.
And don't underestimate this matter of looks. Half the
pleasure of motoring is being proud of your car, and
good looks really mean high quality.
Second See which car is most substantially built. Thump
on the body with your knuckles. The metal in the Chal
mers body is heavy. It will never sound tln-panny. It
is rigid.' And because of these qualities its finish wears
Test the weight and solidity of the fenders. You can sit
on the Chalmers fender and not injure it. It does not
vibrate, and after months of strenuous use It does not
liooks and stability are two of the big reasons why we have
been behind on orders for the 1915 "Light Six' ever
since it was announced.
Bit hi the front seat. Take hold of the gear shift lever and
the emergency brake lever. They feel strong and, de
pendable. And while you are bt the front seat test the comfort of the
driver. You sit in a natural, easy position. The clutch
and brake pedals are easy to reach. Your bands rest
comfortably on the steering wheel. Put your foot on
the accelerator. You do not have to assume a cramped
position, but can operate It easily. The Chalmers accel-
erator is provided with a foot rest. Hundreds of owners
of other cars have told as that this detail alone la worth
910O extra cost In a seaeoaVa driving. Now sit in tha
back seat. Test its roominess and comfort.
In comfort, the Chalmers "Light Six" la the equal of any
car of its size at any price. Many former owners of
higher priced cars now drive Chalmers "Light Sixes"
and they all say comfort was a big factor in their selec
tion of the Chalmers.
Remember you are buying a car to ride In. You are not
always going to drive on asphalt pavement. You are not
going to use your car simply for thirty minutes or for
five miles. But you are going to ride practically every
day for two or three, or possibly five, years In the car
you buy. You are going to travel thousands of miles
and over all kinds of roads.
So don't take a mere "demonstration" in any car. Demand
a test. Any Chalmers dealer will be glad to take you
for a twenty-five or thirty-mile trip in the country. He
will give you a real test Using two or three hours or a
day if you choose. Demand this same test of any other
And compare what the salesman tells yon while you are
riding with your own experience. Think about the
comfort, of the car. Ask yourself if you would be will
ing to ride twenty thousand miles In that car.
Not how the Chalmers "Light Six" clings to the road.
Preferably drive it yourself.
The Chalmers "Light Six" has a big substantial steering
wheel. The steering connections are heavy, free moving
forglngs. The front steering spindles are equipped with
Tlmken bearings. It Is free from side sway and easy
Many "Light Nix" owners tell us this 191.5 Chalmers
"handles" easier than any car on the market. That
feature alone has sold hundreds.
And notice too the sound of the motor a you ride along.
Notice when you start that the first speed gears don't
. shriek out the fact that you are in motion.
Ask the demonstrator to drive twenty milea an hour on
second speed. Note that both motor and gears are
quiet. Pick out some hill and ask the Chalmers "Light
' Six" and any other car in its price class to go up that
hill at fifteen miles an hour.
That long, strong pull of the Chalmers motor has proved
one of Its most popular features with the motor-wise.
On a rough stretch of road notice that the Chalmers fCls
firm and dependable beneath you and Is free of rattles.
The Chalmers medium weight makes it ride like a Pullman
car on all ordinary roads. When you drive a Chalmers
"Light Six" you feel that your car has the strength to
be safe In any emergency. Your own ease of body and
mind tells you that its medium weight gives It a comfort
that cannot be found in a lighter or flimsy car.
We could build the Chalmers "IJght Six" lighter in weight.
And if our service to you ended with delivering a car
and taking your money, we could make a greater profit
by building our cars lighter. For every" additional
pound of fine steel we put Into the Chalmers "Light
Six" increases lis manufacturing cost.
You bear a lot of talk about flexibility but very few cars
really have it. The real test of flexibility is to start
from a standstill in high speed without Jerking or Jolt
ing; to crawl along at two miles an hour on high; to
travel through congested traffic without gear shifting.
All these things you can do In a Chalmers "Light Six."
And when you get bark from your teat ride take a look at
some of the vital parts of the Chalmers chassis.
Look at the rear axle. The Chalmers has full floating
rear axle with heavy pressed steel housing. It is big and
strong. Look at the Chalmers torque tube. It is se
curely bolted to the big heavy frame on one end and the
rear axle on the other end. It takes up all the strains
of driving. When you were out on the country road you
probably noticed that the Chalmers "Light Six" did not
sway from side to side. That is because the torque tube
held it rigidly In place.
Look at the wheels. The wheels of the Chalmers "Light
Six" have spokes 1 3-4 inches in diameter. They are
built of the best hickory. The spokes are securely
bolted. They look strong and they are strong.
Notice the length and width of the Chalmers springs. The
main leaf is of Vanadium steel. Note their flexibility
remember how they cradled the car over the bumps
when you were riding on the heavy country roads.
Look at the front axle. " You will aee that the Chalmers
"Light Six", has a'iica'vy .'drop forged front axle tnat
shows Its strength at a glance.
Lift the bonnet and look at the motor. It is ship-shape'
finely finished, compact and business-like In appearance.
Raise the floor boards and examine the Inside works
that you don't usually see In a motor car. You will
find the Chalmers "Light Six" simple In every detail
but big and strong to stand the hard knocks of con
Now for the detail the refinements which make motor
ing a real pleasure or a constant Irritation.
To start the Chalmers "IJght Six" you throw a single
switch. There is no grinding of gears, no noise. You
throw the switch and the next thing you hear Is ths
motor purring along under its own power.
Note too that the Chalmers atarter Is always connected
with ths motor when the car Is running. Suppose you
accidentally shut off the gas; your Chalmers motor
doesn't stall. The starter Is always "on the Job." There
Is no Interruption of motor service. No levers, buttons
or adjustments to fuss with.
You sit behind the wheel of the Chalmers "Light Six" and
everything necessary for the control of the car Is right
In front of you. There Is a dash adjustment for the
carburetor. There Is a simple electric light switch, not
a row of buttons to be remembered and to be operated
separately; simply a single switch that controls all of
your lights. There Is the battery Index to keep you al
ways Informed on the condition of your storage battery.
There Is the oil pressure gauge that tells If your motor
needs oil. There Is the primer for starting in cold
weather. There Is the gasoline gauge always Informing
you without fuss of the amount of fuel In the tank.
And speaking of gasoline tanks notice that the tank In
the Chalmers "Light Six" Is of very heavy gauge steel.
And that It holds 18 gallons where most cars carry 10
The perfect convenience of the "Light Six" is one big rea
son this Is the fastest selling Chalmers model with
women as well as with men.
Notice the adjustment of the windshield. The one-man
top, the quick acting storm curtains, the fine and In
conspicuous door handles.
And now you are ready to hear a talk on "economy." Some
salesman will probably tell you that his car Is lighter
than the Chalmers "Light Six" that It doesn't burn
as much gasoline; that It Is easier on tires.
A part of what he says Is true. But only a part; for a lot
of this talk on gasoline consumption Is Just "conversa
tion." Don't test your gasoline consumption for 1 mile
or 10 miles don't test It on the boulevard or with spe
al gasoline. Try It out for B0 or 60 miles and over
all kinds of roads.
The Chalmers "Light Six" may cost you $10 or $15 more
for gasoline in 10,000 miles of driving than a too light,
flimsy car, but It will cost you a lot less in. repairs, in
personal discomfort, in nerve irritation. You will find
that the extra weight of the Chalmers "Light Six" will
save you In comfort and repair bills many times ths
slight additional cost of tha gasoline you burn.
What the other aalesman telle you about tire mileage is
probably greatly exaggerated because of his own ignor
ance. You will notice that the Chalmers "Light Six"
has 4 1-2 Inch tires with "Nobby" treads on the rear
wheels, where most other Light Sixes In its price class
have 4 Inch tires.
We have never had a complaint on sire service from
Chalmers "Ilght Six" owner.
You'll also hear something about prices. You'll be told
that you don't need to pay $1650 to get a "light six."
Well, you don't. lint If you pay less than the Chalmers
price, you must expect to get less quality.
And iipeaking of price, here's the only sane way to look
Divide the first cost of your car by five.
Automobiles that are properly built should last at least
five years. That Is, they should "stay put" run well
and give good service for that time. So when you ex
amine a car In tha future and are told how much less '
It costs than a Chalmers "Light Six,' aak yourself,
"Will It last me five yearsT"
Figuring any car you are considering on a five year baslsi
see If the facts above don't prove the Chalmers "Light
Six" the lowest priced car, quality considered, on the
Yes, you are right we want to sell you a Chalmers. But
we don't ask you to buy until you have p.oved all the
claims we make In this advertisement. The only way
for you to get such proofs Is to see the car itself. You
Will be under no obligation If you go to see the 1915
"Light Six" and try It but, and you owe It to yourself
to know all about this car before you buy any. All we
ask Is that yon give your local Chalmers dealer the
opportunity to demonstrate In Cetall the points of su
periority of the Chalmers "Light Six" that we have
told you about here.
Chalmers Motor Co., Detroit
"Light Six" J Q g (Q Fully Equipped
A-Pacaenger Touring Car, $1725. Coupelet, $1000
7-Paaaenger Limousine, $3200. Sedan, $27oO
Prices Quoted f. o. b. Detroit.
Stewart-Toozer Motor Company
2044-6-8 Farnam Street. Tel. Douglas 138. Omaha, Neb