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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 21, 1915)
TTTnOMATTA RUNT) AT BEE: XOMrmTR 21, 1913.
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AUTO ENGINE USED
Pierce-Arrow Power Employed In
" Successful Experiment by Penn
FOB SERVICE IN BALTIMORE
The Fennsylvanla railroad of Baltimore,
Mi, la utilising a Fierce-Arrow slxty-1t
horsepower engine as a motive power
plant In It new tractor, which la causing
considerable Interest In railroad circles.
On account of the Baltimore city onli
ne nee which prohibits the use of steam
locomotives through the streets on the
"block route," the movement of freight
ears over the so-called "block route" has
been formerly accomplished by eight
horse teams. The Pennsylvania railroad
hat been the target of considerable com-
plaltlt from business men because of the
persistent use of out-of-date and the slow
horse method of hauling freight cars. For
this reason they were anxious to sea the
"block route" in ' Baltimore covered by
an up-to-date and efficient motor tractor.
The electrto tractor was designed and
built especially for use in Baltimore by
the Pennsylvania Railroad company In
their shops In Altoona, Pa. Its charac
teristics are essentially adapted for serv
ice ' In Baltimore as regards elimination
ofriolses and smoke,-and providing a
safer, more sightly, more efficient and
seltt-contained form of motor power. No
expense has been spared to obtain the
moat efficient and quiet running auxiliary
machinery, motor and gearing to be had.
As- example the following may be men
:. Pleasure Car Engine Used.
AV" Fierce-Arrow sixty-six horsepower
automobile engine Is the essential prime
mover. Cheaper but noisier truck engines
were available, but the best pleasure car
engine as used In 16,000 cars was Insisted
upon In the Ironclad Instructions which
T. ;V. Buckwalter, the designer, handed
to the railroad engineers when designing
the , tractor. The standard, sixty-six
Pierce-Arrow engine is used, comprising
the-same self-starter, electrlo " lighting
plant control board as used on pleasure
car. A General Electric generator Is di
rectly connected to the Pierre-Arrow en
gine which furnishes power direct, to the
two' electric motors on the two .axles for
th four-wheel drive. The engine runs at
constant speed of 8TO revolutions per mln
"tLT whereas, .the same engine la some
times operated at twice that speed in a
touring ear. '
The tractor-runs with equal facility in
r uoer direction; in fact, both ends are
iront-ends. Freight cars can be pushed
or pulled. Thus, If a car is placed a few
feet too far in spotting. It can Instantly
be placed as wanted without uncoupling.
The tractor will handle six loaded freight
?nr on level track and two loaded cars
in; Monument hill in Baltimore, which, la
ensldorablejgrade, The weight of this
IraVtoF 'eflmplpfB 'is "about 87,000 pounds
ird Irs cost approximately tl6,0Ot.
Enjoyable Week-End T rip for Omaha Motorists
Goody ear Company
Will Re-Install the
Big Wiqw Display
Such an unusual reception was accorded
the Ooodyi.'ar Tire and Rubber company's
hrazlllan Jungle crude . rubber .window
display at the company's 'branches that
the window has been ordered re-Installed
for sn additional two weeks.
. Seldom has a window display of any
kind attracted as much Interest as this
one. In many; cities school teacher took
their pupils to view It, as an interesting
and practical 'object lesson In geography.
Dealers in tires and kindred products,
and even merchants in lines foreign to
the automobile and. tire business, re
quested that they be permitted to estab
lish the exhibit In their own windows
"when Goodyear was through with it,"
efferlng to cover all risks by special In
As a result of all this the exhibit has
been ordered restored at Goodyear
branches for another period.
AW-K CITY .jSSM tlis
"Si; WAIbHUV l ill -' La , "w
Yanks Spend Over
Sixty Thousand on
Players This Year
TCP. TV TOP.K. Nov, m -Ths Yankees
paid nearly o,0oo for new players this
year, excelling all the other major league
Clubs In this rrspect. Colonel Buppert
and Captain Huston had four scouts look
ing over the minor leagues, with Instruc
tions to buy the best material available
regardless of cost. The Yankees pur
chased twenty men. Including thlrtoen
pitchers, three catchers, four outfielders
and one infleldrr. They paid P.SflO for
Pitcher Pan Tipple of the Indianapolis
American association club and IS.M0 for
Outfielder Ollhooley of the Buffalo Inter
nationals, which were the top prlcea The
prices paid for the other pitchers were
M.onO for Mcgrtrtge of Pes Moines, tt.SOO
for Markle of Waco, $3,500 for Vance of
St. Joseph, $1,&X for Brady of Pallas,
I5.0HO for Russell of Richmond, I1.M0 for
Meadows of Richmond, 12.500 tor Cove of
Los Angeles, II. (W for Ross of Chatta
nooga, 11,500 for Blodgett of Omaha, I J, 500
for riercy of Vernon, 11,500 for Brown of
Toneka and $TS0 for Shocker of Ottawa.
Catcher Alexander was secured from the
Kansas City A merles n sasociatlnn club
for $3,500, while the other backstops. Wal
ters of Waco and Kruogr of Omaha,
were obtained for M.B00 and tl.OOrt, respec
tively. The New Orleans club received
$2,500 for Outfielder Hendry, tha Colum
bia. . C. club got $1,000 for Outfielder
Iayden. while IS.ono was handed over to
the Mobile club for Outfielder Mlllei
l iniment Cares C lock.
In the absence of hU wife. P. C. Perrv
decided to start. If possible, the house
hold clock, which had not run for a long
time. ln found a bottle, the contents of
which looked like oil, and after liberally
greasing the clock work, lie put them
together. When Mrs. IVrry returned
home and heard the long-silent clock
ticking, she asked her husband how he
did It. point Inn to the clock on the shelf.
"A Utile Yankee gfttlii and oil," re
plied Perry, mm he eeirted his wife to a
closet and showed n bottle on the ahelf.
"Whv." ftxrlnlinoct Mm Perrv "that
medicine la for rheumatism." Philadel
The above map shows roads which
Omaha motorists may follow for an en
joyable week-end automobile trip. It is
plentifully marked as to directions and
proper highways '.to travel by Omaha
Auto club signs. ...
Take Eighteenth street to Lake; one
block west to boulevard and then south
to Florence. About one- mile north and
west, at foot of long hill, pick up mark,
"High Road to Blair,." The high road
continues west at this fork and has been
marked the entire route by the club
sign car. You will find this ridge road
one of the prettiest drives around
Omaha. At Blair you take the marked
road to Kennard, and on to Arlington.
From Arlington, you have choice of
routes to Elk City, or you can prolong
the trip by going to Fremont and then
back over the Lincoln highway. If you
take the Elk City road you will again
have choice of roads back to Omaha, by
either coming In on the Military road
past Bennington and through Irvtngton,
or you can turn south to tha Lincoln
highway at Elkhorn. Also at Elkhorn
you can make a nice loup by running
south to Gretna, and then either In over
the Omaha-Uncoln-'Denver. or you can
continue still further south to the state
fisheries and then up through Spring
field, Richfield, Papllllon and Into South
The route via Blair, Arlington, Elk
City, Bikhorn and back over the Lincoln
highway la about sixty-eight miles. To
Blair, Arlington, Blk City, Elkhorn.
Gretna, and Millard about eighty-six
miles. Via Blair, Arlington, Elk City,
Elkhorn. Gretna, state fisheries, Bprlng
fleld, Richfield, Papllllon and South
Omaha, will be about 100 miles.
IN CANADA FIELD
New Company with Capital of Six
Million Dollars 'Organized, with '
- - Off ioe'i in Toronto.
TOLEDO MEN ON TEE BOARD
Set High Records
The Grand .Prix has Its thrills, but
devoid of certain features, no more than
the recent nation-wide 100,000-mile re
liability run of Studebaker dealers. There
were 115 entries filed for the event, each
dealer taking a 191C Studebaker out of
his stock to cover at least 250 miles per
,dny for four consecutive days. It was
severe but convincing test of quality
bf steels and workmanship that make
for durability, power and speed. None
of the cars were given any preparation
for the runs beyond oiling and greasing,
llllng radiators and gasoline tanks. The
tst was intended as a demonstration of
'the ability of tho Studebaker cars for
meeting average conditions, as they
might be found by an automobile owner.
Heavy rains, with snow in portions of
the west, established conditions, how
ever, that were somewhat out of the
usual, but each car responded splendidly
to every requirement, setting a high
mark for automobile efficiency.
It was one of most unique tests ever
originated by an automobile manufac
turer, and that it was Interesting to the
reneral public, even beyond the confines
of the motoring world, was evidenced
by the crowds ahlch turned out at
points slong the scheduled routes.
A new Canadian company, known as
the Willys-Overland. Limited, has just
been organised In Canada. It will have
a capital of $0,000,000, with head offices
Mr. John N. Willys, head of the Willys-
Overland company of Toledo, wilt be pres
ident of the Willys-Overland, Limited. T.
A. Russell, at present vice president of
tho Russell Motor Car company of Can
ada, will be rice president.
Five of the director of the Willys
Overland company of Toledo will be di
rectors of the new company. These five
are J. N. Willys. H. T. Dunn. Walter
Stewart. Harry Bhepler, C. A. Earl of
Toledo, T. A. Russell and Lloyd Harris
of Toronto and two of the other Cana
dian stockholders will also b on ths
- This new company will take over the
complete automobile business of the Rus
sell Motor Car company and all of the
business In Canada of the Willys-Overland
Although the Canadian company will
be independent of the parent company
and. will be run and conducted entirely
Independent aa a Canadian corporation.
it will have the advantage of the advtoe
and engineering skill of the Wlllys-Ovsr-Isnd
Make Cars In Canada.
The plan Is to undertake In Canada the
actual manufacture of both Overland and
Wlllys-Knlght automobiles. For this pur
pose the plant of the Russell Motor Car
company of Toronto has already been ac
quired, and this will quickly be enlarged
to permit quantity production.
Adequate arrangements will be made
for distribution throughout the dominion,
and particular attention will be given to
the provision of service facilities for
Overland and Wlllys-Knlght owners. The
plana In this direction call for facilities
which will surpass anything previously
undertaken tn Canada. In fact, the or
ganisation will, in its facilities and equip
ment, probably equal anything In the
The policy to go Into manufacture and
assembly In Canada will give employ
nient to a large number of people.
Brick Owens Will
. Umpire Next Year
In American Loop
NEW YORK, Nov. 10 Clarence
"Brick" Owens, one jot the best umpires
base ball has developed, will be a mem
ber of the American league staff nekt
s ason. Owens was .with the . American
Association for the last two seasons, and
prior to that held a position on the Na
tional league staff, where ha gave satis
faction, but In a row over the salary
question resigned and returned to the
Why It is Called
the "Barefoot" Tire
"We have had many Inquiries." said
W. 8. Rutherford, branch manager of
the B. F. Goodrich company, "as to why
the new Ooodricb black tread safety
tire has been called the 'barefoot' tire.
"It is made of 'Hyper rubber,' (an ex
clusive compound recently developed out
of the forty-four years' Goodrich exper
ience in the working of rubber).
"Because, that 'Hyper rubber' clings
to the pavement, for the same reason
that tha sole of your bare foot clings to
"When the clutch of your car Is thrown
'n and the wheels begin to turn, with
first sudden tug on tires, the 'Hyper
rubber sole of the Goodrich tire
stretches between the outer surface con
tracting with the ground and Its Inner
surface which is cemented to the cotton
Maat esith Hellevrd.
Dr. Bell's Plne-Tar-iloney eases your
cough, oolite the !)nsi and Invites
sleep. u-.Ij All druggists. -Adver-
DID YOU SAY
Then your storiiach and digestive
organs must indeed be in a bad
condition, but don't be alarmed.
Loss of appetite is always the
first signal of inward weakness, of
a lazy liver, clogged bowels. It
should be given immediate atten
tion so as to ward off a more seri
The timely use of
has proven very beneficial as an appetite re
storer, aid to digestion and preventive of
indigestion, heartburn, nausea, biliousness,
constipation and malaria, fever and -ague.
rmmMimt, mwum imam mniixtjjiSLgsim i ft,ywgjijatLa
j i mm I
The Six of Sixty
Reo Automobiles t are in
greater demand each day
of the year
Because every dollar in
vested represents a con
servative investment and
brings back satisfaction
11KO TI1K FIFTH.
Wheel Base 115 Inchei.
Motor Vertical, four-cylinder,
cast. In pairs, modified L type
with Integral head, with Inlet
valve In hend. Valve mechan
ically operated and protected.
Exhaust valve seated directly In
the cylinder. Barrel type crank;
case wlth three crank abaft
bearings. Helical timing gears
running In oil.
Cylinder 4 xii .
Tlrr -34x4 M, Front and
Rear; non-akld on rear.
ItKO THH RIXTIt. T
Wheel Base lit inches.
Motor Vertical, six-cylinder, east ,
In threes, modified L. trno wlh In
tegral head, with Inlet valve In
head Valvea mechanically oper
ated 'and protected, tcxhauat valve
seated directly In the cylinder.
Harrel tvpe aluminum crank ease
with three frank shaft hearlnKS.
Dimensions of end bearing 1
In, of center hearing I-ln. Helical
timing rear running In oil. Hard
ened and ground cam shaft with
Tires 344 H, Front and
Rar, non-skid on rear.
XMrtrtsntore Bastera sad ITorthsrn
Nebraska aad Wee term Iowa.
A. H. Jones
Distributor aonthern and West
A big touring car for five peoplo
Plenty of strength
hot a needless pound
Athletes train down until they are all muscle.
They eliminate the handicap of seedless
Saxon "61x" is an athlete anions motor ears.
It exemplifies the modern idea of light weight.
It doesn't carry a needless pound but yet It
has all the weight that Is necessary for
strength and safety.
jy!.' .d""17 nd right materials make Raxan
hi' the sturdy light weight car It la. Nlcket
steal In axles and Blearing gear, vanadium steal la
aprlnra and high grade metals everywhere re
plavre the common materials with an lnereaae la
strength and a saving In weight. Light weight
In the ar means economy In tires. In gasoline. In
1!ir.?,"-VlDVr,.r t0 d l tWa light
weight powerful ''Hix."
Hls-cyllnder high-speed motor; 10-11 h. o.: yaoht
llne body; two unit electric stsrtlng and lighting:
demountable rims: Thnken asles: Vanadium stet
cantilever aprlngs; ll.n. wheelbaae; aixJt-in.
Conoe top ess
Delivery oar nt
"Bt" Tonrlnr Oar TtS
Limousine too tss
Noyes-Killy Motor Co.
a06 Faraani St. Phone Douglas SA40.
We sTars a Tery Attractive sealer's rropositioa. '
THtiWilsllfan ,. ii Hill I II II illlMI
"Made to Make Good"
Have you investigated the Kelly-SPRINGFIELD Tire ? Do
you know its merits? Do you know that the Kelly-Spririgfield
Tires will give you more mileage per dollar than any other tire
made ? Call at our salesroom and become acquainted with the
Kelly-Springfield Tire and the Kelly-Springfield Service.
When adjustments are necessary they will be made on the following basis:
Plain Tread, 5,000 Miles ;Kant-Slip Tread, 6,000 Miles.
In Ford sizes, Plain Tread, 6,000 Miles; Kant-Slip Tread, 7,500 Miles.
Kelly-Springfield Omaha Company
2064 Farnam St.
Joe E. Stone, Mgr,
TeL Douglas 3272.
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