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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (March 12, 1916)
THE OMAHA . SUNDAY BEE: MAKCII 12, 101G.
OIIAHA AUTO CLUB
IS FOR ROAD BONDS
Sett Forth Benioni for the Fauago
of the Bondi at the Coming
MEJL2TS HELP TO EVERYONE
Salesroom Along Auto Row
The OmtU Automobile club I esm
palgnlnff along with many other rran
InUoni for the road Improvement bonds
which will be presented for rote at the
coming election. The club has set forth
the following arguments ae to the reason
for the passage of the bondi :
"The tax levy will be email, the au
thortUea etatlng that It will be from 40
to M eenta on the $1,000 valuation. A
tax that low should not keep any P"b-lle-splrlted
cltlsen from voting for the
most progressive step Douglas county
haa ever taken.
"A permanent road Is not an expense.
Misinformed and unenlightened cltlxens
persist In considering It as such. A per
manent road Is a sterling business In
vestment and It cannot he considered
In any other light And furthermore, the
interest derived from a general business
standpoint aa a result of a system of
X day roads, will more than balance
the small tax investment to build It.
'Termanrnt roads are not an expense,
but it Is an unpardonable expense to the
cltlsens of Douglas county to throw their
good, money away on repairs on macadam
roads that are beyond repair, and In
yearly grading, ditching and dragging
dirt roads when a small per cent more
in tax wilt give the county a system of
highways the upkeep of which will be
Reasons far the Roads.
"Why should the Omaha cltlsen vote
for the road bond issuer
"Because every city dweller la a con
sumer. Bring the consumer and the pro
ducer closer and quicker together by
means of a fx day road and both profit
in many ways.
"Because high produce prices are rare
when the farmer can go to town in any
kind of weather. II cannot in Douglas
"Because the city man can extend Ma
field of trade.
"Because property values rise with the
advent of permanent roads. Government
statistics In hundreds of cases substanti
ate this fact.
"Because hard roads bring new resi
dents of the county and the city, with
a resultant Increase In property values
and a Ilka decrease In tax.
"Because hard roads bring a general
prosperity which helps every cltiaen,
from truck driver to banker.
"Because every dUr in the United States
which has a system of hard roads reach
ing out Into the country haa felt the
added prosperity, been benefited by the
lower produce and food prices, and In
creased lta trade territory.
"Because every county that has passed
a road bond Issue for highway building
is now mighty glad they did."
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Every Third Car
With Goodyear Tires
Afl of the district managers of the sales
organisation of the Ooodyear Tire and
Rubber company, Including Joe Ml Dine,
Omaha branch manager, spent the week
at the general offices of the company
at Akron, O., reviewing the remarkable
strides Ooodyear haa been making, and
planning for the future.
Men In close contact with trade condi
tions from coast to const and front the
lakes to the gulf exchanged experiences
and ideas, and the consensus of reports
Is that Ooodyear Is welt embarked on
the most successful manufacturing and
aaJes year In Ooodyear history.
An Interesting development of the con
ference is the remarkable Increase in
sales and popularity of uoodyear cord
tires. Figures and contracts were shown
proving that of the new cars for 19U
which manufacturers are equipping with
cord tires, a great many wilt be equipped
with Ooodyear cords, fiuch manufac
turers as rackard. Locomobile and
Franklin already use Ooodyear cords as
standard tire equipment, and other con
tracts, already obtained, are shortly to
be announced. .. . s ,
This announcement roused the greatest
of enthusiasm among the Ooodyear hust
lers, as it represented eiven a greater
proportion of the manufacturers' bus
iness. In the cord tire field, than the
proportion earlier announced aa Oood
year' ahare of all manufacturers' busi
ness for 1911 Ooodyear tires of fabric
or cord construction, will equip one of
every three new ears made this year.
Auto Owners to
Be Protected from
- Fraud Schemes
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind., March ll-With
a. view of helping to eliminate fraudulent
schemes devised to mulct owners of airto
mobllea through misleading dlrrct-bywnall
advertising, the National Vigilance com
mittee of the Associated Adverlls'nt
Clubs of the World has announced at
national headquarters here that It will co
operate With the American Automobile
association which ha started a crusade
against such practices,
i Investigations by Kichard H. Iee of
Cleveland, chairman of the legislative
committee of the American Automobile
association, have disclosed a number of
co-operative"' organisations which offer
members automobile accessories, supplies,
and tires at ridiculously low price.
Kvaalon la one of the principal assets of
these organizations, according to the In
formation given Air. Lee.
."The man who advertises a standard
make of tire," said Mr. Lee, "to he de
livered at a price leas than the cost of
manufacture is ssfe if he can and does
deliver; but the man we are looking for
is the fellow who advertises a standard
tire at a reduced price and then by a
subterfuge, by an evasion, by reference
to an unread contract or, any other
means, delivers something cle, the value
of which la questionable."
The National Vigilance committee of
the Associated Advertising clubs wtll be
aided la this work by the vigilance com
mittees of approximately 140 local ad
vertising clubs In all parts of the United
btAte and Canada.
"The National Vigilance committee of
the Associated Advertising Clubs of the
( World." said Merle Sldener, chairman
of the committee, "is interested In build-
'in greater confidence In all advertising.
Now that the fraud and the faker have
' neon barred from the columns of respect
able newspapers and other periodicals,
these schemers are using the accom
modating postage stamp to circulate their
misleading literature, . This ia an abuse
of advertising and an abuse of public
; confidence which csnnot be tolerated.
Our committee is glad to join hands with
the American Automobile association In
jtha suppression of frauds practiced on
(automobile owners which have their In
ception in false and deceptive advertising."
Exposition Chassis is
On Display in Omaha
The Cadillac cut-open chassis now on
exhibition at the show rooms bf the
Cadillao company of Nebraska, la
counterpart of the one displayed at the
Kan Francisco exposition, where the com
pany was awarded the medal of honor
the cadlllao being the only car exhlb.ted
witn a V-tyn motor.
;. jbs cnaenia proved one of the most
attractive features of the automobile di
vision. It was widely commended because
of Its unusual educational value; afford
ing as It does, an Insight Into the Inter
nal mechanism and Its workings some
thing which the average motorists seldom
has the opportunity to see so clearly
. Big Part in the
As the result of Its power to attract
the highest-priced talent in all lines of
endeavor, the automobile Industry h
developed many branches of production
science to a far greater degree than had
ever been deemed possible.
Metallurgy, a science practiced by every
village bleacksmith for centuries, has
been especially advanced. Many of the
hardening and othee heat treatments of
steel have been brought to a state of
versatility and exactness new to , all
former exponenta of the science..
Automobile metallurgists have been
able to turn out steel so tough that it
could be tied Into knots. They have made
It so hard that It can be used to cut
glass. They have combined a tough core
with a hard surface. Now one of them
cornea forward with a series or opera'
tlons which make possible a piece of steel
tough within and on both sides, but hard
on a series of point definitely placed.
The presence In the Maxwell plants
of a copper plating device is the key
to this situation. The piece on which
the operation Is performed Is the large
ring gear which transmits power from the
main shaft to the rear wheels. The ring
gear comes to the copper plating bath,
forged and machined. Before the bath,
a workman covers the face of the teeth
with a coating of wax. The copper is
therefore deposited over the whole gear
except the teeth.
GRANT "Sir MAKES LONG
TRIP OVER MOUNTAIN ROADS
The Grant "Six" recently figured In
sensational 245-mile trip over snow-
covered mountain i roads in Colorado In
order that a woman might be at the bed
vide of her dying hunband. Mrs. May
Ralllngcr, accompanied her brother and
the driver of the car, made the dash from
Longmont to Victor over the worst kind
of roads In about ten hours. The Orant
"Six" suffered no ill effects from . lt
MAKERS ARE RUSHED TO :
MEET DEMANDS OF BUYERS
' "This season probably more than ever
.before a problem , which will confront
'automobile buyers ., and . dculcra more
Btrongly than any other la the question
of deliveries from csr manufacturers.
jBaslng our. Judgment .on .the. conditions
iof last fall aa well as Indications of early
winter, there ' Is 'going to be a hujre d
mand for care this spring." says F. A.
Habrock, sales manager of the Empire
"Months ago we realised what this con
dition would bo and In order that our
dealers might he taken care of and de
liveries assured In spring, placed all con
tracts for materials for immediate delivery."
Is Pioneer in the
. Automobile Game
Many marvelous stories are weaved
iround anctnnt automobiles, those of the
earlier days, that have survived the
ears, the Wear ' and tear of hard usage
vnd, not the least by any means, the ever
chanting modification in construction and
After all. It isn't so much a survival
of the fittest Insofar art construction and
durability Is Concerned, as It is surviving
the ever changing body styles, slses,
power modification and equipment In the
form of conveniences.
It Is always a son re ot greet grati
,'lcatlon to the creator of that which Is
enduring, and the reputation that John
V. Bate, chief engineer, and an extcu
llve official of the Mitchell-Lewi Motor
company of Haelne, Wis., haa made for
himself In the past Is being enhanced
each ensuing year by the performance ef
the cars that he brought out for the
Mitchell company at the Inception ef the
automobile Industry m the early .00' s.
Around New York City almost any day
one will see one of his esrllest cars In
every-day service. This Mitchell was
built early In IWfl, and a conservative;
estimate of Its mileage is I'O.OX) miles.
' It la interesting to know that the now
anions new Mitchell model. "The filx
if 'l," Is the evolution of this old 9ii
Mitchell In which John Bate Incorporated
his famous "Bate two-unit, three-Tolnt
suspension" construction, and the life of
this car, as well as of succeeding Mitchell
models of his design, la due In a large
port to this form of construction.
ill Wmwm l
-,mV i2W'-,'fayrwA V ii S3 II fJI 0 "? -'0
o is No Bar to
Darts of Cupid
(Correspondence of The Associated Press.)
BERLIN, reb. .-Age plays little part
In the matrimonial plans of a good many
Jicrllncrs, according to statistics of the
last fiscal year just mad public Eleven
f tha bridegrooms bad not completed
helr nineteenth year. The oldest brids
groom was 83; a widow who gave her age
as "over 70" took as husband a man of
40; one of tl found her fats In a man ot
!. and another of 40 married a man of
H. One bridegroom of 3 took a bride of
V; another c f 72 found a lT-yer-old wlfo
and a gray beard of 7 married a girl ot
tl years. The youngest widow entering
vpon her second wifehood was Just Is
Appended to the report regarding mar
jiagea are reporta about divorce and birth.
Hxteen marriages were dissolved In lee
ttian a year: seventy-four ia less thsn
I o years and 134 In the third year. Four
teen couple who had already celebrated
I heir silver weddings were parted: two
couples were divorced after forty years
f married lit and one couple after
Tho surprising feature of the birth
r--oid Is the large proportion, almost
t.v ivr cent, ct illegitimate children
A Proven Success
The Buick 1916 Six is not only a success in theory, but has
proven a success in practical use. There are now over 40,000
in the hands of satisfied owners.
Buick valve-in-head construction is not merely an idea, but
it is a time tried principle, perfected and refined by the world's
greatest automobile engineers until today it is conceded the
most powerful, flexible, economical and perfectly balanced six
cylinder motor ever produced, i , .' '
The remainder of the car is correspondingly good. Nothing
has been left undone to make it the best automobile value on'
the market. -
Satisfy yourself it is the car you want and " buy it early.'
Lee Huff, Mgr.
II.' E. Sidles, Gen. Mgr.
Roadsters and Touring Cars,
$950 to $1,483,
f. o. b. Flint.
S. 0. Douglas,' Mgr.
$1,485 f., o. b. Factory v
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