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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (June 25, 1916)
THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: JUNE 25, 1916.
HAVE GREAT TIME
Eoyally Entertained and Shown
Through Various Huge Auto
mobile and Tire Factories.
THBEE FIFTY 15 THE PARTY
' The enormous Buick factory at
Flint, Mich, was a marvel to the 350
dealers from Nebraska, Iowa and
South Dakota, making up the party
representing the Nebraska Buick
Auto company, which left Omaha
June 19 by special train for Flint,
Many of the dealers from the west
. era territory had never seen an auto
mobile factory and the wonderful
methods of present-day manufacture
were almost beyond their compre
hension. The Buick factory, which spreads
over 160 acres of Michigan soil, em
bracing a group of fifteen factory
buildings, housing twenty-two fac
tories, is a sight which makes every
American citizen, even the most blase
traveler, proud of the achievements
. and advances of his own country. Of
ficial! of the comoanv assert that the
Buick factory is the third largest fac
tory in the world, taking off its hat
only to the Krupp Gun works in Ger
many and the Baldwin Locomotive
. works in rnnaoeipma.
Everv conceivable device of mod'
ern efficiency ia emoloved in this
factory to the end that it is a land
mark in economy; a lactory capaoie
of turning out better tnan i3 auto
mobiles per day. . "
The question oi buying quality steel
has been' satisfactorily solved at the
Buick factory by the installation of
heat treating and' tempering ovens.
The very heavy demands upon the
- steel manufacturers during the pres
ent war has made it impossible at
' times to secure steel of the best Qual
ity. The best treating and tempering
ovens installed at the Buick plant
have made it possible for them . to
orooerlv temper all of their own steel
' if it does not 'come up to specifica
tions. , ,
Sidles and Huff in High Esteem.
H. E. Sidles and Lee Huff, as well
as the entire organization of the We
braska-Buick Auto company, is held
- in high esteem at the factory. Buick
officials assert that the Nebraska.
Buick Auto company is the largest
distributing organization in . the
United States under control of an in
dependent distributer. The Nebraska'
Buick Automobile company occupies
third place In the number ot cars dis
tributed for the Buick Motor com'
: pany. This figure does not exclude
the branch houses of the Buick Motor
company at various points throughout
me unuca 9iea.
' Praises Western Organisation.
R. H. Collins, who recently re
signed as general sales manager of
the Buick Motor company to accept
.. a position which will closelv identify
him with W. 'Gs , Durant of the Gen
erai Motors company, was very pro
tuse in nis praise ot the Nebraska'
Buick 'efrcanization.'Mr: Collins said
"I don't seem to find the exact words
to express my feeling toward- these
men, but to me they are the all star
selling organization for the Buick
Motor company. Taken as a group,
they are the most businesslike, clean
cut men of the entire Buick sales or
ganization. ,."..-.'.,( v
R. H.. Collins Was until 1909 mana-
ger of the Kansas City branch of
the Buick Motor company. At that
time he became associated as vice
president with H. E. Sidles and
Charles Stewart in the Nebraska'
Buick Auto company, a corporation
, just then formed, which took over
the bidles Motor company of Lin'
In 1910 Mr. Collins accented the
position of general sales manager of
the Buick Motor company, still re
taining his holdings and remaining
vice president of the Nebraska Buick
Auto company. ' '
Mr. Collins as vice president of
the company has always, been closely
i identified with the Nebraska-Buick
dealers and has made part of the re
cent trip with them. .. .
Proud of Special Train.' '
Officials of both the Northwestern
. and the rere Marquette railways as
aert that the special train carrying
the automobile dealers from Omaha
to Flint was the largest and most
completely equipped tram ever oper
ated east from Omaha.. The train
'consisted of twelve Pullmans, two
diners, one combination office and ob
servation car and one baggage car,
The entire delegation spent a day
' in Chicago, also a day in Detroit
viewing the various points of inter-
est. . In each city sight-seeing cars
were chartered to carry the visitors.
- Upon arrive! at- Detroit the 350
dealers marched from the Union sta
' tion to the Cadillac hotel. Owing
to the congeation it was necessary
tor the dealers to march two abreast,
-which made a line at least ' three
' blocks long and caused a great deal
of comment. , -"
The entire party went from the
' Cadillac hotel to the Cadillac theater,
from the Cadillac theater back to the
Cadillac hotel, where they were enter'
. tained in the Boulevard cafe of the
Friday morning -the entire party
was taken by boat to Belle Isle and
Windsor, Canada.- Upon this trip
they were guests of the United States
, Tire company, which concern gave a
luncheon later in the day.
":, . ' .....
PAIGE SENDS EXECUTIVES
WHERE MOTORS ARE MADE
Inspection under the; policy used
oy tne raige-ueiroii motor iar com'
oanv is something more than a mat
ter of perfunctory factory routine.
Inspection of parts and luoolies be-
gins at the source and is not confined
to work at the lactory after the ma
terial arrives.- .
This policy . necessitates frequent
, trips of Paige executives to the fac
tories where parts not manufactured
in the Paige plant are being made so
. that every precaution can be taken to
keep these parts - up to the Paige
standard. President Harry M. Jewett
has just completed one of these' in
spection tours, visiting all sources of
supply, and John Quinlan, the Paige
factory superintendent, has been de-
.. voting all his time recently to this
Be Sure Wheels of
Machines Are True
'Whenever a motorist detects his
tires undergoing unusual tread wear
he should at once make certain that
the wheels are true," is the declaration
of Joe M. Dine, Omaha branch man
ager of the Goodyear Tire and Rub
"Disalignment of wheels is the un
suspected cause of the premature de
mise of many tires. When the wheels
of a car are not parallel, the tire
must undergo a diagonal grind as it
passes over the road surface. Some
times an axle becomes bent by a se
vere blow or the steering apparatus
gets out ol adjustment. (Jttcn de
mountable rims are not put on
might. Bearings sometimes become
worn and permit the wheels to wab
ble. In any case, the tread soon
grinds off and the fabric of the tire
is exposed to many destructive agen
cies. "By close observation you can dis
tinguish many cars being driven with
wheels perceptibly out of true. In
numerous instances the motorist is
not aware that his tires are being sub
jected to abnormal wear until the an
nouncement comes in form of a worn
off tread or a blowout.
"After your car has received a hard
bump you should see at once that the
axles have not been bent or the wheels
knocked out of true. Your tire deal
er or garageman Will usually be
pleased to examine them, or if his
service does not cover this will sug
gest where it can be done."
KING WILL MAKE NO
Artemus Ward, jr., president of the
King Motor company, has issued a
statement to King dealers that follow
ing the policy of the King Motor Car
company of preceding years, this
company will make no mid-year an
nouncement of new models or prices.
"The prevailing practice of mid-i
c9cn innftnMm,ntc (rtr ,Hp Ctimit-'
lation of sales," Mr. Ward's statement
declares, "has a demoralizing effect
on the entire industry. It causes a
quick depreciation on all cars pur
chased during the first half of the
year and also retards the normal
spring business, as buyers frequently
wait for new models, which they
know will be announced in the early
summer. Dealers are also affected;
in anticipation of early summer an
nouncements they under order for
spring business to avoid the risk of
unsold stock when the new models are
CADILLAC FASTER THAN
EXPRESS AND THE MAILS
Mails were beaten twice and fast
express once by the Cadillac Eight
in its record-breaking, seven-and-a-half
day transcontinental dash in
Eight hours before they left I.os
Angeles for New York, Baker and
Sturm, the driver and passenger in
the car, sent their suitcases on by
The grips reached New York half
an hour after the roadster had ar
rived. To test the speed of the mails in
comparison with the time he ex
pected to make, Baker addressed a
letter to himself at Dodge City, Kan.,
1,655.9 miles by road from Los An
geles, and mailed it six hours be
fore he started from the coast city.
The car and its crew reached Dodge
City two hours ahead of the letter.
Dodge Brothers Car
In "Stationary Run"
A Dodge Bros, car has just com
pleted a "stationary run" of 8.000
miles at the show room of C. W. Mc
Cabe company, dealers at San Diego,
Cal., on which it averaged thirty-five
miles per gallon of gasoline used.
The car was set up in the show
window and ran the 8,000 miles con
tinuously. The time required was
457 hours and 35 minutes, and those
who were in the show room during
the day, and the watchman at night,
say that the motor never missed once
during the long grind.
The performance attracted a great
deal of attention in San Diego and
has helped to increase the popularity
of Dodge Bros.' cars, already a strong
bidder for complete leadership in
Another story of Dodge Bros.' per
formance comes from Los Angeles,
where the Dodge club recently made
a run into the mountains for a pic
nic. There were sixty-three cars in
line and they carried 322 people. Not
one of the cars had a particle of
trouble, although part of the trip was
over-very rough going.
On Dry Stamp.
Howard Camnltz, former Pirate and Fed
pitcher. Is a;olng to stump Kentucky In sup
port of prohibition. The Fed league has a
lot to answer for.
Come to life.
The way the Cubs have been Blugg-tng the
hall of late would make It appear that the
Tinkers have at last come to life.
Allen Company Has
Roadster on Sale,
The Allen Motor company
Fostoria, O., has just brought out a
two-passenger roadster that is un
usually attractive, not only in its
pleasing outward appearance, but also
in mechanical construction.
The body, which is of pure stream
line design, is mounted on the stan
dard Allen chassis, the same as is
used for the popular five-passenger
The power plant used is the thirty-seven-horse
power long stroke Allen
motor of four cylinders 3 by 5
inch, cast en bloc. Wcstinghouse
ignition, as well as electric starting
and lighting system are used and the
cooling system is of the thermo
syphon type with tubular radiator of
large capacity and belt-driven fan.
ANNOUNCING THE NEW SERIES
U r ) In
This newest Overland is the
world's most powerful low
It has a 312 horsepower en
bloc motor that is a perfect
marvel for. speed, powef.
, " ' ;
By increasinf, the bore of the
motor from 3g to 3" we
are able to offer a power
plant Which at 1950 R.P.M.
develops full 312 horse
power. Tests under every condition
in all parts'of the country
demonstrate that it easily
develops better than fifty
miles per hour on the road.
Speed of course varies under
different conditions, but in
practically every instance it
has been getting fifty miles
an hour and with ease.
We have scores of telegrams
showing that eighteen to
twenty-five miles per gallon
. of gasoline is not unusual.
The performance of this car is
almost beyond belief.
Take any other low-priced
car on the market. Pit it
against this new Overland.
Compare them for sheer
speed, for abundance of
power, for riding comfort
and economy, and youH
find this car will back any
thing else clean off the
That's a strong statement,
but a fact nevertheless.
Try it yourself and see.
Here are more important facts.
It has four-inch tires which
are more than generous for
a car of this size.
Not only has it a large and
roomy body, but it has an
It has the latest and most im
proved system of ignition.
It has the cantilever springs
the easiest riding springs in
What's more, it's complete.
Not a thing to buy. You
get the finest Auto-Lite
4 cylinder en bloc motor
338"bore x 5" stroke
Cantilever rear springs
S-passenger touring $635
Overland-Omaha Company, Distributers
2043-45 Farnam Street.
The Willys-Overland Company, Toledo, Ohio.
electric starting and light
ing system, magnetic speed
ometer, one-man top, de
mountable rims and practi
cally every accessory found
on the highest priced cars.
From a driving standpoint;
the new car is ideal. It's
light, easy to handle and
anyone can drive it.
Take one look and be con
vinced. And mark these words the
car is destined to be re
garded and referred to as
one of the really great
achievements of the great
Yet it only goes to prove how
big production can cut cost
and save you money.
First come, first served. Place
your order now.
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