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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BI.K.- MAY J, 11M.J.
EVERYBODY SAFTER REOS
Sales Manager Rueschaw hat a Try
ing Time as Dealers Maka
Pleas for More Cars.
FACTORY IS WORKING MGHT3
"Whm a dralrr says 'plesse' and othor
nlie things to the rales munaurr of nn
nutomoMIe company, there l .only una
'oncluflon to be drawn, anil that Is that
that denier wants cars anJ wants them
mighty bmlljr." .said. laushlnRly. ltobert
Huenrhnw as ha showed a telegram Just
received from the Alinncapolls distribu
ter of Ken c.ir.
" Ties so. dear Mr. Fales Manager,
won't you ship Mlnnrapolts six extra
arloads of Reus, any model tteos. Just
as Ion as they are Ueos, and soon,
t'aakes Auto company.'
"That's a sample of 125, average, tele
crams 1 receive every day only they are
not all so sweetly worded as that one.
They run the gamut sll the way from
nwetir words to pet phrases mostly swenr
word or other language that might as
well be, since their meaning Is clear.
"Factory is running to capacity and
beyond, for we have had an extra, night
shift on for several weeks. So ea.h
dealer Is getting his full quota, accord
ing to his original allotment. But the
i-ry li for more Just a few extra enr
loads. ' And they never ro satisfied
'why Minneapolis got a trainload otil:'
' (iratlfylnnr, lint Tr-rlasv.
'.'It is most rmtlfvlnir and at the samo
time most trying to the poor sales man
ager. It taxes his Ingenuity and his in
tegrity to the limit to keep all deah-rs
satisfied and to keep them feeling that
each Is getting Just the same treatment
as all others. Borne of them won't be
lieve that and so quite a percentage of
the telegrams are accusations of partial
ity, while others are In the nature of
bribes to sentiment.
"We are gulng like a house afire
though, and we hope to catch up soon.
Material Is piled tip so high on the fac
tdry doom that It broke through in two
place last week. That material Is go
ing through the machines Just as fast as
possible, considering always quality.
More machinery has been Installed, more
men put to work and we are doing our
level best to make enough Meos to go
', "Nice telegram that from Fawkes be
lieve I wilt try to squeeie out three ex
tra carloads for htm. That will ease
Minneapolis up a bit even if it doesn't
wholly satisfy Its hunger for Reos."
at American Cars
European are watching closely the per
formance of American cars ia the great
war, and upon the service they give de.
pends the demand for the various Amerl
' can makes when the war Is over, accord
. ing to Jules Gulndey, Detrolter distrib
utor in France. '
"American rara have given extraordl
narily good service, and have withstood
the-" hard usage much better than - the
smaller European cars," writes Mr. Uuinv
dey from tfahtes, France, at which point
he is stationed as a member of tho motor
dlspatoh corps. T am "arising an" old
model A Detrolter which has been In
service every day since the war broke
out under conditions which have been too
much for .even the larger Frepch and
"It Is an 111 wind that blows no one
good, and the splendid record of several
American makes of moderate price cars
will mean a big business for them when
the war la oven It is certain that people
who wish to purchase tars will prefer
American cars, and even If It were other
wise it wfll be a long time before French
manufacturers will be In shape to make
and market cars. The prices of French
cars and parta have advanced from 15
per cent to 20 per cent, which will prove
a big factor also In favor of American
cars." ' '
Bee Want Ads Produce Results..
Large Shipment of ;
Hupmobiles is on i
the Way to Omaha j
W.'t Huffman has Just returned from;
Detroit, where he has been "lobbying"
for the last week, and as a result of his
visit has secured an additional l"0 lncd"4
K Ilupmohilos for Immediate shipment,
and 'the cars will arrive In Orriahn the
early part of this week. His sue-ess Is
quite remiirkable In view of the recent
announcement of the factory that they
had all tho orders they could possibly
fill for the next two or three months,
but Mr. Huffman's long association with
the factory ami splendid selling record
established with them was of such suffi
cient Importance to warrant them mak
ing him this extra concession.
1916 Davis iSix '
Makes Its Debut
W. T. Wilson of the W. T. Wilson Au
tomobile company received his first ship
ment of 1V14 Davis cars last week. In
the shipment wss Included the famous
psrlor car model which has the Individ
ual front seats, the driver's seat being
adjustable and the companion seat of
tho swivel type which permits the occu
pant to face in any direction. The space
between these seats makes, them ns ac
cessible from the tonneau as from the
front doors. There has been considerable
local interest shown In this car since Its
construction embodies such standard
units as the Continental motor, Warner
transmission and fhcldon platform
springs, end considering the prlco of $1,415
It will no doubt , command a generous
portion of the local business during the
present season. Mr. Wilson In an Inter
view yesterday stated that It waa rot a
question of how many he could sell, but
rather how many he could get.
Harry T. Dunn Joins
Harry T. Dunn, president of the Fisk
Rubber company since Us inception, has
acquired an Interest and has become vice
president and a director of the Willys
Overland company of Toledo, O., and in
the future will devote the major portion
of his time to that organization. .
It was under Mr. Dunn's 'leadership
tbut the Fisk Rubber company attained
Its present- prominence and prestige In
the tlre .Industry. '
This -connection culminates a long-time
personal friendship that has existed be
tween Mr. Willys and Mr. Dunn.
The rajjld growth, of the Willys-Overland
company and th plana which Mr.
Willya has formulated for Its future de
velopment' brought about the present ar
rangement The personnel of the Fisk Rubber com
pany and the Willys-Overland company
will remain unchanged. ' t
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PIERCE-ARROW TO MAKE ,
, NOTHING BUT SIXES
A great many rumors have been afloat
regarding what the ".Plerce-ArrowTHofor
Car company Is making; or going to
make. These rumors have brought from
the company a reiteration or their pre
viously announced policy for the calendar
year of 1915, and an addlt'onal state
ment, which should have the effect of
stilling all rumors predicting radical
changes in FierceArrow cars.
The company s complete statement is
" 'Series Three' Fierce-Arrow models
will be continued, as previously an
nounced, throughout the calendar year of
"If by the end of' that period, our en
gineers havo been able to perfect any re
finements, we will Incorporate them In, a
new series of six cylinder models. '
"When we have found and developed
something really better than our present
'altf.'- our friends shall Ihave the benefit
of thut. development."
It is a rather unusual condition for an
automobile, concern to have two cus
tomers Xor every car In stock, but that
was the case at the Huffman salesroom
during the week, but all orders were
cared for, although it was necessary to
csll upon some of the branch houses te
nmk,. quick trips to Omaha with Hup
mobiles. Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock
the Lincoln branch was communicated
with over the telephone to bring jp a
model K Hupp, and at 6.1;. the car ar
rived and a waiting customer climbed in
and went on to his destination In Iowa
without even putting In a drop ot water
or any gasoline, as the engine was
quiet and cool as If it had only been
driven around the block. This car was
taken by J. R. Teriwllllger of Defiance, la.
Pome indication of the amount of busi
ness being done at the Chandler factory
is furnished by the report of the Western
Union Telegraph company on number ot
wires sent over the private Chandler line.
According to this report the volume of
telegrams over the Chandler private
wires during the last two weeks exceeded
thet of any other organisation In the city
Tho Traynor Autcvrtohlle company de
livered during the last week a Cole eight
touring car to N. P. wanson, a roadster
wf tho same type to W. O. Preston and a
four cylinder touring car to John Hal
pine. The Oakland Motor Car company hss
Just announced a new four cylinder car
to sell for tl.M. Three styles of bodies
are offered including a speedster, roadster
and touring car.
C. J. Corkhlll of the local Ifaynea
branch is anxiously awaiting the arrival
of the first )'!') Haynes car w filch left
the factory Thursday.
Sales Manager Hood of the Priggn
Detrolter company has been spending the
last few dnys with the Fred (J, "uffma
company Who handle the Detrolter In this
"Three years ago," says President F. A.
6elberllng of the Goodyear Tire and Rub
ber Co.. "bankers wore wondering where
the people of the United States would get
the money to pay for the 150,000 automo
biles then manufactured. There are now
1,600,600 machines in use and next year
the number will pass the 2.000,000 mark.
This great expansion of the automobile
business will require millions ot addi
During the fifth International 600-milo
sweepstakes race May 29 a "thousand"
dollar Interstate will act as official pho
tographers car for Coburn Brothers ot
Indlanalolls. who will register the thrills
of this big classic on the "movje film.''
The car will be furnished by George M.
Kanouse of the Kanouse Automobile
company, Indiana distributers of the In
ing one of the Muscat smvessea Uial
ever has been announced In automobile
circles. DeaWrs everywhere arc MMidluv
In orders for the six-'cyllmlcr "nr. In
fact, they are coming tn such Inrtrn num
bers that to tho ontsldrr it would perm
almost like a myth.
The first two-dav end.rance run of the
Waterloo ilit. .Motor- el.- club will l.o
held on May 30 and ".1. The com Be. will
Ipmbalily be a fc mile i Irciiit, and at
i le-int flflv entil'S are expected for the
I Oi. k ( Hil. n and ' luid" llaker of
; tli l.gf.n. I. ' . liiv- stalled on a mo
tor. M In i.lVe to the Han Francis ex
i P' sit Ion.
I Tlio openim; of National Motorcyeln
! week i 'lv 2;; will b observed In Mil
' wiiukei- If . t-.'i- of I ;o MMnaukoe Mo.
I torcyc'.o rlub to OkMiehee lake,
i li-. -'ii.l.- m .t-.i'i yci. rue will be
'M:i:rl a: Madison. Wis., on .May ;.
I On .Mav '.!. at Toledo. O.. the Interstate
Haclns association will bold the first of
Its series of motorcvclo meets.
' Tl. Ari't..l.l u..nl ...!-. .wl ft- lit vVA
emtio!! of Anierlcnn Motorcycle Is'allnnil
convention t tHnrsiivntn la t'le Travel
ers. t.eorae Cos-d.ot.ni of Viuicom er. H. C'..
Is ridinK his motorcycle to New Voi k
A new motorcycle club with a charter
membership of rifts has liecn formed at
From Wiishlngton. !'., to Tidsa. (ikl.
That Is tl.c trip being undertaken by
Mrs. J. J'"Ttlldebrsnd end her daughter.
Kb v. They hnv-e already eovrred about
orie-lmlf of the ditan'o.
About elulitr rnrrhhus ' In line for
the simiinl plcnb- of th" Providence i It.
1.1 Motorcycle rlnl. A'mmt Imlf of the
riders carried sidecar faasenrrcrs.
Another inotorc cllst wlio Is making a
tranm ontlnenl nl trip to the Panama es
pi sltton la lister U. Stryker of Kllr.a
beth. N. J.
Frederick W. Cordes and Miss MnrJorle
V. I'linneM, who were recently married,
ore spcnitloE their honecmoon on a mo
torcycle trip tluoimh the cmhI.
Saxon Firm Breaks '
"AIT Sales Records
The close of the month of April marked
the finish of the biggest month so far as
shipments were concerned that the Baxon
Motor company ever has had. This month
showed an Increase of 300 per cent orer
the same period of last year.
Coincident with the announcement ot
this record It is made known that the
pioduction for the month of May-will be
still larger than April, the schedule oat
put calling for at least 3,000 cars.
This unprecedented output la duo te
the flood of orders that have come Into
the bit Detroit factory ot the Saxon com
pany. On one day 259 orders for earliest
possible delivery were received. '
Judging from the demand In all parta
of the country the six-cylinder Saxon,
first marketed several weeks ago, is pror-
1 Js I .
Another Reason Why You Should Use
Most for Your Money in Service as
Well as Most for Your Money in Tires
' Here in. Omaha today is an example of manufacturer's policy carried
straight through to the consumer.
In the Akron Factory the Firestone Company is sparing no pains to make
Firestone Tires of utmost value to the motorist. . .
In Omaha we are backing that definite quality of manufacture by just as
definite quality of service.
You ffet the benefit. Your turchase of a. Firefitnne
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only the best the tire makers know of material and workmanship, but
a 1 1 a. 1 1 ......
w ufcsi neip our repair experts can give you.
Our repair car and men are at your service
day, night or Sunday, and no charge. within 15
miles of Omaha. Telephone Douglas 3646 from
wherever you are when you need tire repairs. Ef
ficient help will be rushed to you immediately.
NOYES AUTOMOBILE CO.
2066-68 Farnam St., Omaha, Neb.
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Don't yoa think
that of all the new 1915 Models yon havo seen
the Reos Four and Six
are by far the most beautiful
the most distinctive in design
the most graceful in contour
and altogether the most impressive and pleasing.
Of course you know a Reo by sight
it's a part of motoring education
to be able to distinguish
the more famous makes of cars by sight?
All automobiles look alike
only to the inexperienced and the unobserving.'
So, if you don't know a Reo by sight
you should avail yourself of the
first opportunity to study and familiarize yourself
with the points of desigm as well as of
construction and finish of the two latest Reos.
tYqu will soon ;learn to recognize the Rco frcDit-:;
v thradiatdr witli ihe curve at front ; ;
and the famous Kep. name; plate. ;
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Note at the same time . ; :
how the sloping lines of the bonnet v ; '
blend into the car&fuHy moulded cowl and the'
latter in turn into the toxe stream-lin o body.
Once these jhaye been fixed in your mind; ,
you will recognize every Reo as it glides . :
silently, smoothiy, swiftly past you.
You'll be surprised ito find how mtmy Reos
there are on tfiie rtuds hereabout.
And the more Reos "yon see
the more will you learn to admire them
the more will you covet a Reo.
Both are Great Big Beautiful Cars
the Six just a little bigger than
the Four when you see them standing side by sideT
And when you are studying the lines and the curves
that make Reos beautiful and distinctive
take advantage of the occasion, to test also
the riding qualities and the
engineering excellence that make Reos famous?
Need we repeat the warning '
that if you want a Reo of either Model
your order must be in our hands at once
else we may hav to disappoint you.
Demand is tremendous
Reo year, this.
KKJP ,JUa- -
E. DOTY Inc.
2027-2029 Farnam Street
Telephone Douglas 8551