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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 19, 1915)
THK OMAHA SUNDAY HKK: SEPTKMNKU 10, 1915.
COMING IN AUTO
Write o( the Troublous Timei She
Hu on Great American
TRAVELS ALL BY HERSELF
The . following letter from Bait ' tko
City to the Kissel Motor Car company
riot only tolls the perils of a lone tour
across the continent, but Is a high tribute
to the grit and pluck of Anita Kins, the
"Paramount Girl," who Is driving from
San Francisco to New Tork In a Klssel
Kar, and the success of whoso venture
now seems assured:
"Was lost and In distress from Satur
day morning until Monday night when I
arrived 111 Elko. Nev. In leaving Fallon
en routs to Austin, via the LJneoln high
way, I lost the road, undoubtedly through
the lack of being properly posted with j
guiding signs. Got on the Wadaworth
road and many miles out of town my
car became mired In the mud of the salt
beds. Worked ten hours trying to extri
cate myself. Had no food and finally
fell exhausted. Was picked up at 2
o'clock the next morning (Sunday) by
three prospectors and, leaving the car, I
was taken to Lovelocks. I got no sleep,
but was revived with food and shelter.
Several hours later 1 returned to the car
and succeeded in getting It out unaided.
Drove steadily all Sunday, that night and
all day Monday. Hid not find a place to
sleep or stop until I reached Blko. Ar
rived hers at 1:30 o'clock this afternoon.
From Lovelocks to Wlnnamucca. Elko
and Ogden the roads have been terrible.
Drove almost three days and two nights
without a atop. Motor took terrible
grades, sand and ruts fine. Will stay In
Salt Lake City until Friday and follow
Lincoln highway from here on. If all
does not turn out well, I shall at least
not be a coward. Tou can say that 1
held out until the last breath."
Trip in Single Day
Racing cars have covered 600 miles on
paved track In something like six hours,
but It Is doubtful if any Btock car ever
covered In one ay and over ordinary
roads the distance recently recorded by
a Cadillac eight In New England. This
car made a trip from Providence, R, I.,
to Franconla Notch, N. H., and return,
419 miles. In one day of driving.
The trip to the Notch from Providence
was mads in faster time than - the re
turn. The distance is 200 miles, and the
car was at the Notoh 3fi0 minutes after
leaving Providence. At times the
speedometer registered sixty-seven miles
per hour. Early In the run fog was en
countered, and throughout the trip moun
tain roads of fair quality were traversed.
Overland to Have
Branch in St. Paul
In order to give the highest type of
service to ths thousands of Overland
owners and dealers in the northwest,
ths WUlys-Overt and company has found
It necessary to erect a building In St
Paul for the convenience of Its patrons.
Part of ths structure will be converted
Into a service station and salesroom and
ths balancs of ths space will be utilised
for warehouse purposes.
According to officials of the company
work has already been started on the
new building, which will have a frontage
of 401 feet and depth of 188 feet inches.
The specifications call for a four-story
and basement structure, to be built of
brick and ' steel and made fireproof
The price of ths csur
compute is $7SS
START MOTORUNDER WATER
Lou Traynor Tells of Risky Trip
Made with Interstate Car
Through High Water.
'TWIXT LINCOLN AND HASTINGS
"Trying to make a motor boat out of
an automobile Is one stunt that someone
else may claim distinction for," said
Lou Traynor of the Traynor Automobile j
company. "I was forced to try, but will
leave the details of completion to some
one mors Inclined toward the life of a
In relating his experience upon a trip
made several weeks ago, Mr. Traynor
brings to light a unique experience.
During the recent heavy rains Mr.
Traynor and a party of three drove from
Exeter to Hastings over the Omaha, Lin
coln and Denver road without chains.
Mr. Traynor was the first man over the
road and made fifty-seven miles In two
Returning- from Hastings by way of
Lincoln, Mr. Traynor was leading sixteen
other cars, all of which were trying to
"As we progressed," said Mr. Traynor,
"we got Into Middle Creek bottoms and
the roads were badly flooded.. We were
told then that we were on the only road
to Lincoln. After we had forded the
road for a mile In water up to the run
ning boards we reached what proved to
be the last bridge. Here the water was
running over the road five feet deep.
"In trying to find a way to get through
we got into the current and down Into
the ditch side of the road.
"Here we had to perch on top of the
seat to keep dry. The motor stopped on
account of the deep water.
"By using the electric starter we got
the motor going again and got Into shal
low water. The other cars had been fol
lowing, up to where we went Into the
ditch, but right there is where we all
"A colored chauffeur then strlrped off
his clothes and piloted each car back to
more shallow water, where we turned
around and drove back through the over
flow. "After wallowing around In the muddy
water for two hours we struck a road
going north and got into Lincoln.
"The Inter-State which I drove was ths
only car which pulled the stunt of run
ning the motors submerged in water and
although I was worried at the time and
wished some other fellow's car was get
ting the test, I'm glad now that I had
the-opportunity to show up the car.".
Large Wheat Crop
Means Big Business,
"A billion bushel wheat crop Is the
first time In the history of the coutry, a
total yield of 600,000,000 bushels more than
last year for the five leading grain crops
of the country, as recently shown by an
annual crop report complied by the Con
tinental and Commercial bank, Chicago,"
says W, E. Foshier of ths Foshier-Enger
company, 1123 Famam street, Omaha,
distributors for the Pathfinder. "The
production of the five leading grain crops
of the country surpasses last year's by
over 600,000,0000 bushels, and In the ag
gregate Is the largest In the country's
history. This means that the farmer Is
again going to be one of the largest
buyers of motor cars in the country. It
also means that the farmer will have
money to buy a quality car.
"For the first time in the history of
the country has the wheat crop reached
1,000.000,000 bushels and with the high
prices we are going to have one of the
most prosperous years in the automobile
The beauty of this roadster will grow on you the
longer you look at it
At any angle from which you study it, you will
search in vain for a single harsh line or curve.
Your first impression is one of substantial propor
tions, great staunchness and strength.
It has all of these qualities in a high degree.
But it weighs only 2150 pounds, and this lightness
of weight adds wings to the powerful motor.
The body is all-steel not steel on a wood frame,
but steel throughout
You discover one of the advantages of this elimi
nation of useless wooden framework when you
come to examine the storage space at the rear.
There is room there for an extraordinary equipment for
two luggage space for a continental tour, if you like.
As you can see, the finish is lustrous, fast and beautiful.
The seats ore unusually wide and deep, and everything is
at your finger's tips a half an arm's length away.
A roadster In all that the word implies designed to carry
t wo people with all the comfort their, hearts can desire.
Dddge Brothers. Detroit
Murphy-O'Brien Auto Co.
Farnam Street at 19th. . Phone Tyler 12.1
Doug. Bowie, Manager.
Tells of His Trip
Ralph Hitchcock, salesman for the Mo
Intyre Auto company, has returned from
a vacation trip which took him through
many part of Colorado, and Incldently
gave the Knight motor, which he has
chosen to back, a thorough try out.
Mr. Hitchcock Is proud of the perform
ance of the Knight motor and Is Inclined
to allow that feature to predominate his
talk regarding his trip. However, for ths
benefit of those automoblllsts who con
template a' trip through this territory Mr.
Hitchcock has consented to outline the
route which made his vacation such
pleasant one. He says:
"From Denver we went to Colorado
Springs, following the foothills In con
stant view of Pike's Peak.
"From Colorado Springs ws drove on
to Canyon City, crossing here the first
range of mountains. Here we found our
selves surorunded by mountain peaks
from 10,000 to 14,000 feet above sea level.
The trip from Canyon City to the Royal ,
gorge was made along ths Sky line I
"The road leading up to this drive Is j
convict constructed. It winds back and !
forth with nothing greater than a t per
cent grade. About a six-mile climb brings '
you to the apex of the range, on the top
of which la a beautiful road. Seated In
the car one can look down on either side
and see the checker-board effect of
orchards and fields of various grain. Tho
trip down Is mads on the opposite side
of this range, where one reaches the route
to the Royal gorr. Only this year has
this road been completed. One ean drlvs
along the edge of the gorge, and dlnlly
gaze down a perpendicular wall where
3,200 feet below, the Arkansas river roars
and splashes over Its atony bed. The
trip down Is a perilous one and advlcs
to the driver la, to place his car In low
gear and turn off the switch,
'From the Royal gorge we drove to
Sallda, over a stretch of rough road which
crosses a creek bed through Copper gulch.
seventy-two times. It Is a moat tiresome
twenty-flva miles drive. From Sallda, one
passes along the College and ths Santa
Crista range en route to Buena Vista.
It is a remarkable sight to see the hun
dreds of prospect holes In the sides of the
hills where millions of dollars have been
spent In the search for gold. It Is even
mors wonderful to .visit the gold mines
around Leadvllle. where the amount of
gold taken out dally la almost beyond
conception. From Buena Vista, ws re
turned to Colorado Springs, and back to
Denver. The entire road, with the excep
tion of the twenty-five miles through Cop.
per guleh. Is built of macadam, and rain
does not effect It; and the difficulty and
cost of building this road should really
make Nebraska blush to find the roads
In the conditions that they are. Largs
portions of this road were built by con
"Our party also had ths pleasure of see
ing ths Rocky Mountain National park
dedicated, and In all, had a most enjoy
able trip. The speedometer registered
approximately i,10 miles.
"Our party consisted of Dr. J. R Potts
and wife and Mr. Hitchock and wife."
CHALMERS CLUBMAN IS
The Chalmers Clubman, published by
the Chalmers Motor company for
Chalmers owners, sounds a new note In
house publications. The last issue of this I
attractive little magazine Is filled with
Interesting and valuable Information for
This magailna Is styled the "official
organ of the Chalmers club," and every
member of this club receives the Clura
tnan free of charge every month. Every
ner or a Chalmers csr la eiiglo.e to
j membership In the Chalmers club and
witn the appearance or ths August ciuo
nian over 10,000 applications had been
filed and membership cards granted.
Interesting tours srs featured from
month to month, giving detailed road In
formation. A decided editorial stand has
been taken on the s.de of good roads. In
the last Issue, an article is devoted to
outlining the route and plana of the IMxIe
Highway, ths great Chicago-Miami. Fla.,
roadway, now under construction.
Farmer is Shrewd
Motor Car Buyer
"When a farmer buys a motor
car he has 'to be shown,' " says
a sales executive of lHdB urom-
ere. Detroit. "He flocsn t tase any
thing on say so. nd he particularly
searches for the hidden quality. The
average city man is very strong for
looks and design, but only In rare eases
I Is he possessed of much knowledge of
I mechanics. '
i "Hut the countryman adopts an entirely
I .different attitude when he buys a car.
I He Is usually motor wise. He lias been
operating his farm machinery by gasoline
,ntin ani s familiar with the principle
and operation of motors. He has before
him at all time the thought that he must
have a car that 'will take htm there and
hack.' In other words, he will not take
chances on a car that may strand him
ten miles from horns and three or four
M0LINE BUSINESS DURING
SUMMER BIGGER THAN EVER
Sales Manager C. H. Van Dervoort of
the Mollne Automobile company. Fast
Mollne, III., has returned to the Mollne
Kntght plant from a five weeks' eastern
trip, visiting Mollne-Knlght dealers and
reports an unusual summer business.
"Probably at no tlmo In the history of
I I Mod Is
Four cylinder 5 Passenger Touring Car . . f 75s
JT i Roadster 735 f
the motor car have eastern dealers done
to much business throush June, July and
August as this year. Not only have our
own dealers had the best summer of
their career, but all good cars are meet
ing with a rev'y sale."
Kissel Ail-Year Car
Is Making a Big Hit
"Men whose business Is to visit auto
mobile nianufaeturers sny that nowhere
is there a busier plant than that of the
Kissel Motor Car company," says It. 8.
"This great aetivlty. which has con
tinued several months, with no sign of
abatement, Is In a great measure due to
the sll-yrar-ar. When the Kissels con
ceived the Idea of a two-ln-one car last
year. It was Immediately predicted that
It would be In great demand.
"In this Kissel Innovation you can sit
back and enjoy star-gating on a summer
night, as thoroughly as the warmth and
comfort of a sedan or coupe when the
weather Is less congenial. There is no
makeshift abuut this car In either form
and to this Its popularity Is attributable."
0RPHQJM STARS 1 SHOOT
AT CARTER LAKE. JLUB TODAY
The Carter Ike dun club will have nil
Its guests today Mr. and Mrs. ItandMll,
who are on the Orphcum program. Mrs.
Randall Is an expert at the traps and will
break a few of the blue rocks today.
Porta !!. chearet, HfilM
to put up, attra tiv In
appearance, n b a o hitoty
Mr-proof. Bav Hi riif
to iwntvrt in abort time. A
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Just "Six" Facts
To you who are confuted with and weary of long drawn out aside-from-the-point
argument, we present these Six important basic facts:
Tho Overland Six has a wheelbaso of one hundred and twenty-five
Many a Six costing more has a shorter wheelbaso.
The Overland motor develops full forty-five horsepower.
Many a Six costing more has
The Overland is a roomy Six seating seven adults with ease.
Many a Six costing more has a smaller tonneau; hence less
The Overland Six has 35' x 42" tires with non-skids on the rear.
Many a Six costing more has smaller tires.
The Overland Six has high tension magneto ignition.
Many a Six costing more has not
AH Overland electric control buttons are on the steering column
On other Sixes, that cost more, they are not as conveniently located
These few major items alone should, we believe, convince any in
telligent buyer of the downright wisdom and out-and-out economy of se
lecting an Overland Six.
Overland Omaha Co., Distributors
Sooglas 0S43. 3. . Jamison, Pres. 8047 Tarnam etrest
The Willys-Overland Company, Toledo, Ohio
Also manufacturer of Willys-Knight Automobile "Mad in U. S. A.'
. t,cs9i. , (hn till
considerably less power; consider.
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