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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: NOVEMBER 14, 1915.
,. Lndi in Tree Top After Skidding en
Boid, out Gets Oat and Morei
Along on Home Trip.
; H51SHX& IXSIDE TIME 1BUT
NEW MANAGER. KlLLY-STRIKp-FIELD
Automobile Beoomei u Docile in
Hindi of Woman ai When
Drmn by Sterner Sex.
"Six of Sixteen" is
, Popular in Omaha
"The 'six of sixteen' Mitchell leads all
cars at tha price In popularity," says J.
T. Stewart "Tha new slxteen-elx Mitch
ells keep gaming In popularity, and now,
after but little over sixty days since the
factory .began delivering them, eloea to
100 have been sold In Omaha territory.
"The performance of thla car on coun
try roads Is a constant delight to the
owner, and It Is simply amaiing that la
a car selling at but $1,240, such an abund
ance of power, eurh excellent r'.dlng
qualities, and such sturdy, safe con
struction can be obtained."
Recent deliverlea of the six of sixteen
Mitchell are to the following purchasers:
H. Frlcke, Jr., Madison, Neb.: Max L
Smith. Omaha. Neb.; W. C. Van Cott.
Omaha, Neb.; F. BchutUer, Mondamln,
la.; Charles Post. VTiderwood, la.: John
Murphy, Coin, la.; J. Boyd MoOeery.
Olrnwood, la.; John fiexton. Underwood,
la.; Victor E. Holm, TVahoo. Neb.; Walt
ers Land company. Wahoo. Neb.; J. Fry.
Audubon, la.; Fred gundberg. Audubon,
la.; Mrs. Joeeph Mlchner, Council Bluffs,
Is..; W. U Jones, Coon Rapids, la.
The Btudabekar Tow entered by the
K.. R. TIlwn AototnoMIe company In the
I. OOft-mlle run, which finished last night,
hud an interesting, not to my exciting
finish. About noon Thursdsy. after ths
car had covered KJ tnfles. In going around
a turn In tha Dodge mad, after tha heavy
ralna of tha night before, tha looaa dirt
gave away and tha rar was preclpttMed
Into a ravine thirty feet deep, landing In
a rwk with tha wheela pointing sky
ward. It took four ho-re of strenuous
work to get tha ear hack on tha road,
and all ppmnri pwmKl to Indicate
that thla particular fftudebaker rar would
net again be running in aid nf a month.
However, no ona waa Injured, and after
getting the car hark Into tha road It
finished the l.Oin miles on lt own power,
w within the time limit set
Tha final records of cara In tha Omaha
territory ara aa followi:
F iHrt of the Car.
' E. R. TTIlaon Automoblla company,
four-cylinder car. 1.nm miles In hours
1 mlnut.a laet two daya In heavy mud
read. Average, fourteen mllea to tha
gallon of gasoline.
"Ferts Auto company. Lincoln, Nab.,
ats-cyllnder car, 1.01 J miles In 41H houra.
eleven miles to tha a-llnn of gasoline, (10
mtlaa to tha gallon of oil. Thla car made
130 mllea tha flrat day and finished the
last two daya In mud. tha last 109 miles
being made on intermediate gear.
C. C. Morgan. Colorado Spring. Colo.,
sls-eyllnder rar, l.nst mile; average, fif
teen miles to the gallon of gasoline; fin
ished well within tha allotted time. Tha
I I, 000-mile mark of thla car waa reached
on rtke'a peak In tha middle of heay
snowdrifts and at an elevation of lt.SnO
Auto Fairs corporation, Denver, all
ey Under car. 1.000 mllea In 41 houra
minutes: average, thirteen . miles to tha
gallon of gasoline. (00 mllea to tha gallon
of oil. Encountered bad weather third
day. Did not carry nor use toola of any
kind on entire trip.
All of the Cam report a perfect reoord
mechanically, tha only possible exception
being the accident to tha fi. R. Wilson
ear, which broke lamps, bent fenders,
etc.. In its fall. The fact that through,
out the entire territory heavy rains oc.
eurred tha last two daya of this run
made tha proposition far more interest
ing and a muoh greater test than if the
weather had continued good. All of these
cara started Monday morning at o'clock.
The rules called for each car making
1.000 miles, starting each day at a. m.,
Monday to Thursday inctualve.
Manager Keller of the local Btudebaker
branch Is elated over fhe runs made by
all cars entered and oonaldera tbia run the
greatest possible proof of the durability
nd reliability of Btudebaker Fours and
At the Omaha
EVOLUTION IN THE AUTOMOBILE
Quad Truck Goes
Through the Mud
' When Horses Quit
Tha first motor tree- to compete suc
cessfully with animal traction on Its own
ground is tha JeTfery Quad, the track
with tha positive non-slipping drive to
each road wheel. Thla fact was recently
oororoented upon by 'The Automobile
Engineer." England's leading motor ear
abUiortty, which described the Quad as
theNnvorid'a most successful motor truok.
Confirmation of this statement la con
stantly coming to hand. For trirtanoe,
there la- a Jeffery Quad, belonging to
Jay B. Jones , of Wlnoemucee, Nev.,
which rang oven whan . tha big horse
teama ao common la tha wast are un
able to travel. Quoting from a recent
letter from Mr. Jones:
"The Quad, with a full load each way,
maJcea regular trips between Wbinentuoeg
' ui McDerroltt, a dlstaaoa of eighty-five
' tnllaa. and travels over a road on which
no other track haa been able to give
Auto Dealers to
Stay Out of Show
Ko there may be no mUundsritandlng
with tha publio regarding the fact that
certain makes of automobiles will not be
in evidence at the Auditorium during tha
Automobile show In February. It Is de
al re Ms te have It known that these deal
trs and dlstributera are not antagonistic
to the Automobile ahow. For business
reasons they ara not entering their cara,
tha principal reason being that new
models are quite generally put on tha
market in June and July of each year,
and tha date of tha Automobile show, be
ing In February, la ao long after, the an
nouncement of tha new models. These
automobile men believe that It la better
businrss policy to not exhibit at the ahow
until such time aa tha sew oars can be
shewn within a very short time of their
first appearance. Those who hare signi
fied their intention of not exhibiting are:
Carter Car Nebraska, company. C. J.
Corkhilt E. R. Wilson Aatomobil com
pany, Nebraska Buick Auto company, J,
H Jamison, W. L. Huffman Auto com
pany. Traynor Auto company. L. B.
Doty, fitudebaker Corporation of Amer
ica. W, T. Wilson and C O. Wilson.
. Sales Convention
In keeping with tha uaual custom of
the Olds Motor works, the heads of tha
branches, district traveling men. aad
sslesmen who act as district represent,
lives of the company In different parts
of tne country, were brought In from
their territories last week and spent five
days at tha factory going over aalea
matters and studying the' product.
Features of the convention were talks
by the officials, aa well aa by several of
the prominent makers of parts and ao.
ton who supply materials for the
Wrts car. among whom were W. . H.
Moaner, tnetsilaUon engineer of the Day.
ton rnxlBeerlSLg laboratories, manufac
turers of the Oeloo starting and Ignition
pprat: us. and William Farr, who noted
as spokesman for the Johnson eerbare
ler. a p-rt of the equipment of the new
The sales manager of tha company, J.
V. liatl. made the statement tha meet,
ines of thta kind held periodically are
one et the methods the company has for
Ini-trutLpg aad e duo-ting Us men and
rBdUng them better qualified for tha
p-.-u!!fty difficult work aa automobile
t tt ua has ft da.
The club, at tha Wedneaday meeting of
tha board of directors, ordered five t
rewards paid to police officers for arrest
and conviction of persona throwing glass
en tha city streets. Officers C A. Jen
sen. O. V. Thlstrup. If. S. Askwlth. P. T.
Hagerman and Ollla Ferand, and Ser
geant Madaen and Dr. Tamlsea will share
In tha reward money.
Korth aad Boat- Highway.
Secretary Orke Powell left last even
Ing for New Orleans to attend the road
congress, called by the Chamber of Com
merce, which will determine upon the
route of the overland North-end-south,
highway. To be on the route la so much
desired by other cities In the middle west
that large delegations will attend, and
tha contest for a place on the highway
will be keen. With Omaha on both the
Lincoln highway and tha Jefferson high
way (tha new north-and-aouth highway)
automobile traffic through the city and
the etate would become a veritable it ream
of tourist parties. Mr. Powell, aa dele,
gate from the Omaha Automobile elub,
will work with the Commercial club dep
reeentatJvee, Randall K. Brown and Rob
ert Manlry, in a supreme effort to have
Omaha placed on this route.
toad llgsi Placed.
The club's sign car recently placed 145
direction and danger signs on highways
around Omaha; In two days. Tha sign
car will stay on tha job for a couple of
weeka and locate about 400 mora signs.
Tha club's sign work has ween warmly
commended by tha members and wa teel
that thU part of the benefits Is ona of
tha most Important wa can confer.
A Deceptive Corner. '
Eighteenth and Harney, at nisht. la a
rather deceptive corner to tha automobile
anver coming north up the Eighteenth
Street Mil. As motorists are a war tha
center parking on Eighteenth, between
rarnam and Harney, was chanced to the
curb parking en account of coal wagons
being backed up there most of the day.
wow when a motorist comes un rxrht-
eenth street at night, and seeing the
ugme of the autos parked at tha curb
on his right ha la deaulved into thlnkin-
tha machines are center parked, with the
reauit that quite a few drivers have nar
rowly escaped running Into tha curh nn-
der tha Impression that they are driving
on ue ngnt-nana side of tha street
ClaVe Aaaaal Meeting;.
The annual maatlng la varv rina.
hand and wa hope for a live turnout of
ciu members, with our nearly 1.000
members wa will have
for hall big enough.
Xear-Blde Step Echo,
H. E. Fredrickson. one nr k-.
known Omaha motorists, dropped Into the
ciuo room last week for "a look around"
and was highly appreciative of tha -t
work dona by tha club thla year. "I can-
aoi .understand why any motorist In
Omaha hesitates In joining tha Omaha
Automobile club," remarked Mr. Fred
rickson. "A live organisation, such as
fhe Omaha club has proved itaair i.
thy of liberal support." Mr. Fredrickson
-ara we automobiles In Central America,
where ha spent last year hunting, are
vary few and awful far between, and the
roads absolutely rotten. "Omaha has
placed Itself la the old fogy class." said
Mr. Ftedrlckeon. "bv martin- k. .
the far side atop for street cara. I've
iraveiea a good deal and every dty that
Is a city haa the near side stop."
Truck Makes Fall 1
From High Bridge:
Damage is Little
One day last weak a two and one-half
Kissel Kar truck bearing a capacity load
of tOOO five-pound boxes eraahed through
a bridge at Strong, Me., and dropped "on
all fours" twenty feet below. It was
raised to the road and driven home on Its
The truck was owned by r. E. Merrill
of Turner, Me., who In reporting tha oc
currence says: "Tha front wheela were
m tne nver. ona of them at least eight
een Inches higher than the othar r.M-ir.
thst there must have been a tremendous
strsln when the machine at runic Tha
rear wheela were four or ffv. . .,
tha bank. Tet the only damage done was
a broken radiator and a slight sag to
the main frame smins. The truck attMl
all right and i'uc engine ran free. We
think this la notalng ah ;tt if marvelous.
"Woman's suffrage has eome to stay In
tha motor rar business." ststea W. E. I
Foshlcr of the Foehler-Enger company,
distributors for the Pathfinder company.
Indianapolis. Ind., manufacturers of the I
Pathfinder six and twin-six cara. I
"There Is a vast difference, however,
tMn 'Amati'a -ni Ffr . . f uT 1,1m. A '
en aufvmohtla row. in polities all
women ask for Is equal rights with mn.
On motor row, when it comes to buying,
there Is not a man alive who can hope to
win one-hslf the Influence of the averace
woman. Woman rulrn when It comes to,
selecting the car. Thla waa not so true
before the days of the electric starter'
snd the other Improvements which hsve
made the motor car more docllo In the '
hands of the gentler sex. Now thst
there Is no particular trick to drive a
gasoline rar women havs come to almost
generally demand them and thla meant
that they have a way of saying a great
deal when the subject of a new car la
up for discussion within tha family
"People, It seems to me, have coma to
regard tha elect rlo starter as tha one
thing which hag made It possible for a
woman to operate a car with practically
no Inconvenience. I ahould say that tha
electrlo starter la one-half of the reason
why women ara dominating tha continu
ous cavalcade of motor . ears which
move up and down the streets of our
cities and across every country road.
Dlfflvaltlea Are Eliminated.
'There were two things which used to
make It hard for a woman to operate a
car. One was the difficulty of starting
tha motor. Tha other was tha difficulty
of shifting gears and tha danger arising
from choking tba motor.
"When the six-cylinder car came along
women began to drive with greater ease
and leas traffic anxiety. Six cylinders
did not choke so easily and allsvlated a
great deal of gear shifting.
"A new .Influence recently hag been
arguing In favor of feminine operation of
motor cars, namely, the advent of the
multiple cylinder motor.
"Do you realise that the coming of the
valve-in-head cylinder motor spells the
death knell of gear shifting T
"It hss been shown beyond a shadow of
doubt that ona can drive a twelve-cylinder
motor car practically all day without
touching tha shifting lever;
"The Pathfinder company recently made
soma very exhaustive experiments with
'Pathfinder' the Great' our new twelve.
Wo took tha car with Its full quota of
seven passengers over the worst hills In
Brown county. Indiana. The Initial trip
consumed the greater part of the day.
During that day wa encountered mud al
most hub deep; wa took hills that last
year would have called for the lowest
gears on the average good car. Wo even
came to a dead atop on ona particularly
bad hill Jnet about half way up, and then
accelerated from thla standing start on
"high. At the top we wore Showing bet
ter than thirty miles an hour.--.
i- In Crowded gtreeta.
" 'Pathfinder ' tha Great hag gone
through tha orowded Chicago loop at tha
o'clock hour and tha gears were never
once shifted out of high. Everywhere
ona of those cars has dona similar stunts,
and have been pulled off successfully.
. "Coupled with absolute dependability of
the preaent electrlo starter tha gasoline
car has become quite as much a woman's
as tha most obedient electrlo, and It Is
a great deal aafer, because it can ac
celerate out of danger's way a great deal
"The Pathfinder company of Indianap
olis will during the early spring months
send a 'Pathfinder the Great' stock car
from New Tork to Fan Francisco In high
gear. Tha car will be stripped of all Its
gears except high and reverse."
the Erection of
the New Buidings
"Tha Increase In our business has so
far exceeded our exnectsHnna h.t h-
constructlon of three snd not ona build
ing, has become Imoci-tlva thla r.n
wald A, P. Sloan, general manager of the
" ircoiier Bearing company. "BuaU
ness everywhere is going forward and
wo made up our minds we would not be
behind In our nrenaratinna tnr i.
on these buildings Is being pushed as
rapaiy aa possible. Wa hope to have them
In commission before many days.
jne tnree new buildings will Increase
the facilities of tha Hyatt factories by a
third. When the atruoturaa am
pleted tha company will have a total of
over w.000 square feet devoted excluetrsly
tne manuracture or roller bearings.
This makes It by far tha largest plant of
its kind In tha world.
"Two of tha new buildings will bo twin
structures each no feet long, fifty feet
wide and eight stories high. The third
bunding will bo ninety feet wtdo IK) feet
long and six stories high. Tha twin
buildings will bo need for rises work,
aasembly of roller bearing parts and ship
ping. Tha other structure Is especially
designed for the heat treating processes
which are so Important in . tha manu
facture of bearinga.
"The most novel feature of tha con
rt ruction Is tha perfected ventilation of
heat treating budding ao the men may
work at all times with the greatest com
fort and efficiency. A central duct which
Increases In slie from the first to the
top floor- changes all the air on each
floor every minute.
A a Appropriate Nana.
One of Ufe best roads from St. Joseph
to Excelsior Springs.. Mo., Is called the
Sulpha-Saline route. Anyone aver visiting
the Springs will appreciate the advertise-ment
The Big Noise
This idea of fro battery inspectioa la
making an awful hit with motor car
owners. Better d rivsj around and tear
Nebraska. Storage Battery Co.,
a-JOS Fsrcam St. Tel. ltoug. 510a
Frtm impaction of mny battery at mny timm
.5- J Me-l vl
New Series Saxon Cars
New Features of Saxon "Six"
Two unit electric starting and lighting
Timken axles Timken bearing through.
out the chassis
Silent helical bevel gears
Linoleum covered running boards and floor
Roomier rear seat
Improved body finish
Garnish strip around top of body
and 17 other detail improvements
These are the added features that place the New;
Scries Saxon "Six" even farther ahead as the big
gest touring car value ever produced.
The New Series Saxon "81 x" embodies the four big new Ideas,
of motor car design: high speed motor, of wonderful power
and flexibility: light weight, due to modern design and finest
materials; yacht line hody, the latest automobile fashion; in
creased comfort for all five passengers.
The two unit electric starting and lighting system is reliable,
efficient and wonderfully quiet. The Timken axles with full
Timken bearing equipment, front and rear, are of the same
specifications as those used in the highest priced cara No auto
mobile at any price has better axles than the New Series
Saxons. Helical bevel gears are noiseless and frlctionleee.
The body Improvements all help to make the "Six" even more
satisfying to the critical buyer. The garnish strip around the
top of the body. and the linoleum covered running boards are
dressy and trim. The improved finish assures long lasting lus
ter. ' The widened rear seat make the "Six" roomier and more
comfortable than any car in its price class.
Other features of the New Series Saxon "Six" include: slx-oylinder
high speed motor, 80-it h. p.; sliding gear transmission; demountable
rims; vanadium steel cantilever springs; 112-ln. wtieelbaae; IZxSVt
in. tires, non-skid in rear; one-man top. Why not take your demon
New Features of Roadster
Three speed transmission
New body handsomer, roomier
Improved high speed motor
Signal lamps at side
Improved cantilever springs of vanadium
aad 15 further refinements.
These and a number of other detail refinements feature the
New Series Saxon Roadster. They make it unquestionably the
most Inviting two-passenger car on the market.
. Three speed transmission provides Increased flexibility. Saxon
is the only car In the world, selling for under $400, which has
three speed transmission. Tha extra set of side lamps, tha venti
lating windshield and the adjustable pedals you will readily appro
The Saxon high speed motor has from the first been one of the
marvels of automobile design. Improved and refined It glvea the
ftoadnter amarlng power and speed.
The New Beries Faxon Roadster is tha economy champion of motor
dom. It mnkes 10 miles on a gallon of gasoline 100 to 180 mlleS
on a pint of oil -J, BOO to 6,000 miles on a $7.95 tire. It costs only -half
a cent a mile to run. Come In today and sea It.
"Four" R4,fr $39S
With JttaehaUt Compm fos 458
Dtlivmry Car $398
Six" Aoa-sfer 788
Saxon Roadster, (395.
"Sir" 7Vwrmg Car 8783
With 4mtachabU Umouiint top 938
Noyes-IGlly Motor Co., Distributors
2C66 Farnam Street w " t"" Dcr'B -- Phone Douglas 3646
tSBrV ... .'.. "' ' .. r - - ...t-awlZTWaw
The "Big Three"
1 -The Maxwell. The world's most
popular car at a popular price. .
2 The Busiest Spot in Omaha. The
Omaha salesroom of the Maxwell.
3 C. W. Francis Known to all as
the author of the slogan
"BUY A MAXWELL PAY AS YOU RIDE"
According to the Francis plan you can buy one of these famous sturdy, powerful family cars on payment of a special sum and
pay the balance aa you ride on easy monthly payments.
Hundreds of good Omshans have already taken advantage of this convenient method of car owning. There's no reason why you
should not ' '
The Maxwell ia not only easy to buy according to the Francis plan, but it is economical to operate, the up-keep cost being fully
60 per cent lew than on any other car selling at this price. 7
Price $655 Electric Starter and Lighted
C. W. FRANCIS AUTO CO.
2024 Farnam Street
Phone Doeglai 853