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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 14, 1915)
TILu OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: FEBRUARY 14, 1915.
UOTOR TRUCK DDE
TO PLATBIG PART
Will Sare the World from Famine
if European War Iit a
' Long Time.
TAKES THE PLACE OF HORSE
" The motor Iruck save the world
from famine If .the great Kuropeen ar
Issts as long; as Lord Kitchener think It
win. . -
The reason Is not far to seek. In (pit
c-f the record harvests In thei United
Ftates last year, high prices have been
Ihs rule on soroiint of ths mormmii de-
' menrl from umr- Wheat, which In
times of peace would hire seld around
W cents a buahel oa account of tha ensr-
rmoiis supply, haa been Hold aJI tha way
from II 1 to tl.es 4 buahel, and prices are
still mou.nttng. Corn la also Koine up In
price, and with It will be dragged tha
roe of beefsteaks and other meat foods
that are consider necessary to tha
But what haa thla to do with the motor
truck t Only thla. that the work of the
tl.400,00 homes and mules at pre ant In
thla country can be better and more eco
nomically performed by motor trucks.
These animals eat a lot of food that
rould far better be employed In the fat
tening of aheep and cattle.
La a 4 fiolaa- Waste.
It la an economic ahitme that iO.Ortl.OOO
mr.rtt of the bast farm land of tha United
Btstea ahould be devoted exclualvely to
Jhe ralalng of feed for homes and mules
twhen the number of farm cattle snd
'sheep la diminishing at the rate It Is snd
thla fart la sharply reflected In tha high
cost of living. During tha period from
two to If 10 the number of food and dairy
cattle In the country decreased by no leas
than - 5.SM.1M animals, or nearly 10 per
rent of the total In 1910. During the same
period the population Increased from 75,
HH.STJ to r.ttS.407 peep's- If tha number
cf food and dairy rattle had kept pace
with the population. there should have
been an Increase of about 1.000,000 of these
animals That la to say, tha countrr has
' about Xl.MO.ono less cattle than are necessary-to
maintain the showing of 190(1.
The war lit Europe Is causing the United
Mates to be drained of food supplies at
aa alarming rats. But at tha same time
It has proven beyond the shadow of a
doubt that the motor truck la the moat
dependable and economical form of trans
portation there la. It has given an Im
petus to the manufacture f motor trucks
that Is unpsrallellnd even In the moat
Spectacular periods of the brilliant his
tory of the automobile Industry. At one
fell awoop It has killed tha prejudice of
horsemen against machine transportation.
And besides furnishing this valuable and
Impressive ohjeot lesson, tha war la fast
providing tha economic alt nation which
will accomplish more toward the banish
mwot of tha draft horae than fifty years
of peace and peace propaganda.
It will not be surprising If on the menu
of next year will be many dishes mads
from horse meat ' Horses are not bad
eating, and In several countries on ths
continent of Europe they, have long
formed a staple article of diet
Aate Will foute lte Owl.
' If the United States has to feed the na
tlnns of lOurope next year while farmers
f that unhappy continent are soldiering
at tha front. It Is obvious that it wtll be
muoh too expensive a luxur tn tmmA
horse. It will be far cheaper to keep a
motor truck or an automobile, which at
teas, doesn't eat when It Isn't working,
and which la far more economical to op
erate If advantage can ha taken of tha
distance-covering possibilities of tlx ma
, chine In a day's work.
' There are many who WW deny that the
horse can be replaced entirely or even
largely by motor trucks.- This wndenbt
edly was true up to a couple of years
ago. but the efforts or Uncle Ban's am
rlent army officers hare swept a way this
last objection to machine transportation,
for, at the Instance of the quartermas
ter corps of the United States array,
there has been designed and perfected a
motor truck that drives, brakes and
steers on all four wheels: and by virtue
of these qualltlea can go practically any
where a four-mule army escort wagon
van go. uncle Sam's army haa already
a large fleet of: quads, as the unusual
motor trucks are called, and nearlv ever
steamer sailing from New Tork sanies
a -consignment of quads to the European
. I Relate Han A
The objection of Us horsemaa that tha
motor track would act go through mud.
sand, deep snow and over unusually staes
hills Is completely refuted by the per
formances ef this wonderful truck
On the rough and sandy trails of Death
Valley, under a sun that la not exceeded
in intensity by the mid-day orb of the
Sahara, a iual truck kcepa up a steady
eAedule and Im Mentally la making for
,lta omner a profit of several hundred dol
lars a month. This truck haa replaced
pack mulca. .
t Of the tre-ieered slopes of northern
.MlBesota, ln'the great lake country, the
thermometer usually averages from thirty
t forty degrees below sero during the
sreater part of the winter. The hills are
ateep and rough that six-horse teams
are used to transport supplies to the mln.
ling cem:s. A quad truck la doing the work
of lo sU hers teams, and doing It
loiter and more dependably.
( Treek Sep Her.
; These are duties thst httherta have
.cen denied to the motor wagon and given
i horses, sot particularly barau..
Iiurae was economical, hut on account of
n iaii mat me motor truck of yester
day simply could not handle the Job. The
OUad motor truck, however, whleh is
proving a triumph In the war In Europe,
six! In pear In America, ts capable of
ooirig pracUially everything a horae can
do. and a good many things a horse can
not do, such as providing a delivery
rsdlus qf 10 miles or mora from a town
Into the suburbs and farming district all
It is the Inevitable that .
. i v&
tUe European war will he th.
r fswer horses and more cattle, and tha
..muuiatiure ana edopUoa of more and
more motor truck. These up-to-date.
r me greet leesone of tbe Europeaa
CLDFIELD RUNS THIRTEEN -MILES
ON GALLON IN RACE
An Interesting fact regarding ths
amount ef gasotlaa and oil that may
roe consumed oy in pig racing care haa
been, furnished by tbe Maxwell Motor
company, la which they show that Bar
ney Oldfleld. driving- 90S miles without a
stop, at Corona, la a Maxwell racing
car, consumed only twenty-thms gallons
cf gasoline, r an average of thirteen
tulles per gallon, and thro gallons of
lubricating oil ,
NEW PACKARDTRDCK SERIES
Vow Line Announced, Including Ye
hides Rangrinj in Capacity from
One to Six Tom.
ENTER THE LIGHT DUTY FIELD
An entirely new line at . motor trucks
la announced by the Packard Motor Csr
company of Detroit. Tha series, ranging
In capacity from one to six tons. Inclu
sive, possesses numerous features that
apell economy to the user and overcome
tha difficulties formerly identified with
the Installation of worm drive.
The one-ton Packard Is a new addition
to this well known family and marks ths
entrance of the company Into the light
Each unit Is designed especially for
the duties required of a truck ef that
capacity. Wo carefully have the Packard
engineers developed ths new product thst
It haa taken three years for the fore
work. The preliminary trucks during the
final test were driven a distance equiva
lent ts firs times around tha earth. Thla
miles re was established over the rough
est road conditions to be encountered be
tween Michigan and the Rocky moun
tains. Tleslsa t'schaasted.
The matured design which has been
evolved In the new models as the result
of ton years' experience In building mo
tor trucks will doubtless remain sub
stantially unchanged for several years.
The builders express a complete confi
dence In having achieved a truck design
which not only renders ths maximum
service with the minimum cost of upkeep,
but also with the minimum attention and
effort on the part of both the owner
and his employes.
Evidence of the Improved design of
the new Psoksrds Is indicated In their
Quietness ef operation and their cen
tralized control. The latter feature la
entirety new in heavy duty tnicka and
means complete mastery of the vehicle
from tha driver's seat Tha new models
have left drlva and left side levers, which
provide a greater ease and safety of op
eration In congested terminals.
g peed Ins; Prevented.
Ths Packard motor is automatically
governed to prevent everspeedtng by
reckless drivers and tha resultant abuse
of ths vehicle. Tha carburetor la auto
matically controlled and hot water jack
eted, while tha ignition system Is so In
geniously protected a ts be practically.
mechanism. . ' 4 . r
These newest of commercial efflctenoy
machines have provision for electrical
power take-off for operating Independent
machtnism. i ' ' -
Desplts large orders from Europe ths
Packard truck shops are prepared for
early del Irenes of ths new model a
DETROITEB SALES SHOW
B!Q GAIN IN JANUARY
A greater gross business faring tha
first ten days of January than during
ths entire 114 season, ts ths remarkable
achieve roast . of ths Brtrrs-Detrottsr
company of Detroit, according to tha
Statement ef Clauds S. Brlggs, president.
In the Famous Tim
ken Hear Axle
has gone no
further In s curing
fins newest Tim
ken axle Is found
In enly the BET
rriULL TIM KEN
hi Rear Axle with
spiral drive gear
and Timken bearings
Some Day You
Two Largest Auto Dealers in Middle West
r "Tl It .-v. II
Who said hard times?
With eight solid tralnloads of Bui ok
automobiles speeding westward from the
factories at Flint to the dealers of Iowa.
Nebraska and Houth Dakota it doesn't
look much like herd times.
Harry G. HI dies, president of ths Ne
braska Bulck company of Lincoln, ar
rived at Flint recently, taking with him
the largest single order of Bulck oars
ever sold In middle of ,the winter season.
Mr. pI'JIcs explained that he got his
dealers together and delivered them a
little lecture on the business outlook and
Us relation to Bulck sale. This was ths
substance of his argument:
'Nebraska produced 178,000. A00 bushels
of corn last year, agalnat 114,000,000 bush
els ths year before. Ths wheat crop was
TUlrU ge asrtess
Mfce taia ta
f tredsaWassr LIGHT SZX 1585
64.21S.000 bushels, against 2,J0 bushels
the year before. This .wheat Is selling
for approximately II a bushel,, against 71
cents the year before. Ths net I now as a
in tha value of the wh-at crop this year,
therefore, la S17.97t.250. Laat year's corn
crop, due to war priors. Is worth $30,000,
000 more than the crop of ths year before.
On top of this last year Nebraska pro
duced nearly 1,000,000 more bushels of
barley. 1,700,000 more bushels of potatoes
and 600,000 more tons of hay. Alt this
means, roughly, that Nebrtska will have
about t7S.O0O.no more to spend this year
than last - The same conditions exist in
out neighboring states.
"Gentlemen, you know ths answer
without my telling you. Now ths ques
tion Is: Shall I go to Collins with ths
a, a .11 mi ; -
a wied-ettMiht, ate
ev-a-asSks. J i in i WHUI-eves ia the V
lak-J., W fc-fcrTWO Oves-eta. fck, aw
ensasB sSV- n aresaap4e aware a Jk erase
ROAD5TE2. .$ 985
biggest oroer he) aver aaw at this time
of year and demand cars, or not? All In
favor rats hands"
Is hardly necessary to say that all
Ik s wern raised.
..i. that's the Insidej history of how
Mr. Sidles happened to arrive; at Flint
with the above mentioned order.
Cadillac Eight is
Big Drawing Card
at Any Auto Show
That public Interest in the eight-cylinder
Cadillac Is wldespresd was plentifully
evidenced throughout the week of the
Chicago Automobile show. Just closed.
There, as at ths earlier New York show,
the Cadillac was the center of attrac
tion. What occurred in and around ths Cadil
lac exh'blt at the big eastern show was
duplicated at the Chicago show. Reports
from New Tork were to ths effect that
all through ths week the Cadillac space
was crowded with those anger to aes tha
working of the cut-open, eight-cylinder
chasets and hear the lecture by the de
monstrators, and that In numerous in
stances visitors were uasble to get close
enough to see or hear. The same things
took plaoe at Chicago. The throng around
tha exhibit was dense at all times and
those who were fortunate enough each
day to get doss enough to sea and hear
well remained from ths beginning ts ths
end of ths demonstrator's talk.
Ths cut-open chassis gave the great ma
jority of ths visitors their first insight
Into ths mechanism ef the Cadillac V
typs sight-cylinder engine. Certain sec
tions of ths sngins were ' cut . away ' to
afford a view of the moving parts Inside,
and portions of ths crank case were made
of glass .with ths interior Illuminated by
means of electric lights. Ths sngins was
kept slowly turning over by an electric
motor so that obaervers could see every
thing that takes placs lnstds tha sngins
When In actual operation except tha ex
plosion of the gas In ths cylinders.
C,. . Iji.efWss-p XTWJ ... nJl, EVTJtT. O
ySQU'LL find it there in the
- Studebaker Booth Stude
baker Booths No. 5 and 10 the
Studebaker LIGHT SIX. And it's
the one car that you want to fee at
the, Show, if you don't see any other.
For this fa the SIX that's always a
year ahead In price. 'Way last sum
mer this Studebaker SIX was sell
ing at $1385 when every other SIX
was hundreds of dollars higher in
price. With that difference in price,
this SIX was indisputably supreme
On view also at the Studebaker Showrooms Everywhere
Omaha Factory Branch, 2550-2-4 Farnam Street
"Studehaker Wilson" Local Dealer, 2429 Farnam Street
Put your loads on an International Motor Truck
If you hove not seen the International motor trucks
on exhibition at the Automobile Show this week, goto
day and see them.
The two 1915 International models represent all
that is best, most reliable, and most popular in trucks
for light hauling and quick deliveries. "
Of the two models, tha 1,000 pound Model M. W. capacity
truck baa been On the market for eight years, and In that tlma
baa scored a record gucceas. The other model- B ot 1,600
pounds capacity waa brought into existence by tha demand for
larger car, created by tha gucceas of tha 1,000-pound model.
Come in and tell ns about your hauling: problems. Better
da it at once, because the Show will last only a few daya more.
We can help yon. .
International Harvester Company of America
Omaha Council Blafft Lincoln Crawford Concordia
Dts Maine Ft. Dodge Sioux City St. Jouph
ssisIImi i Tins mi ts a
in the field of Light Sixes. But even
as the other Sixes begin to drop
down to the Studebaker price, it
maintains its supremacy.
But judge for .yourse1-get the
FACTS on all the Sixes at the Show
stand these side by side and see
what each offers at the price. Stude
baker will welcome any compari
sons for the simple reason that
Studebaker has spared no expense,
no effort to make this SIX as GOOD
as a car CAN possibly be.'
est two It
cWsty Treed Ta-ea
aa rear wheels.
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