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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (July 2, 1916)
THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE; JULY 2, 1916.
R. W. CRAIG LANDS
Wen-Known Figure Along Auto
Bow to Head Company
, Handling Oar.
BIO TERRITORY INVOLVED
Effective July 1, the Chalmers
Motor Company of Detroit broke
iway from it Omaha connection, es
tablishing a branch, which will con
trol the distribution of Chalmers au
tomobiles in Nebraska, western Iowa,
southern South Dakota 'and also a
portion of Minnesota and , Kansas,
ohn M. Robbins has been appointed
The territory adjacent to Omaha
will be under the direction of Robert
Big Selling Concern Is Formed to
Handle Maxwells in This Territory
Announcement has recently been
made of the incorporation of a new
automobile selling organization, the
aim of which is to promote on a much
larger scale the sale of Maxwell au
tomobiles in eastern Nebraska, west
ern Iowa and southern South Dakota.
According to C. W. Francis of the
C. W. Francis Auto company,' who
has been elected president of the or-
Sanization, it is composed of a num
er of prominent Omaha business
men and will be capitalized at
In order to secure the desired ter
ritory which embraces eastern Ne
braska, western Iowa and a portion
of South Dakota, it was necessary to
contract for not less than 3,000 auto
mobiles to be sold during the 1916
1917 season. Francis asserts that this
is only the minimum contract neces
sary to the territory rights controlled
by the new corporation and he is of
the opinion that their sales will double
1 The present quarters and firm
name, C. W. Francis Auto company,
will be continued in Omaha owing to
the established good will of that con
cern. In Sioux City the new concern
will be known as the . Iowa Sales
company, with offices at No. 516 Ne
C. J. Brokaw, district sales man
ager of the Maxwell Motor Sales cor
poration of Detroit, who was. instru
mental in promoting the corporation,
has been very highly praised by his
factory for his services and for the
fine reoresentation among the stock
holders. Francis has a No. 1 record
at the factory and with him at the
head of the organization tne factory
is assured of ' the success of the new
venture. .1 r. ;
The 1916-1917 Maxwell product will
be at a price, : for a completely
equipped car with electric starter,
speedometer, electric lights and one
man top, that puts it in a class by
itself and within reach of every man.
W. Craig, president 'of R. W. Craig,
Incorporated, a corporation just
formed under the Nebraska law. Dan
iel Baum, jr., will act as vice presi
dent and treasurer ot tne new con
cern. : f'.
Mr. Craiar came to Omaha from
New York five and one-half years
ago, during which time he has been
prominently identified with some of
the best automobile organizations
along the row. Craig asserts that dur !
ing his stay in umana ne nas naa
many offers outside of Omaha, but
his confidence in Omaha has prompt
ed him to wait here until the right
opportunity earn to him to establish
his own business.
The show room of the new concern
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will uc a.' ..l. n .aiueiu utvi,
which location is being remodeled
and redecorated. Craig says they will
have one of the best display rooms
and service stations in Omaha when
the work is completed. The service
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plans to eliminate price cutting by
giving the buyers a new conception
of the word service.
During the time the new location
is being remodeled Chalmers cars
will be displayed in the show room
01 the Urummond Motor company.
To Place Eoss-Eight
Agency in Omaha
H. H. Connor, formerly connected
with Dodge Brothers as a district
salesman, traveling out of 1 Omaha.
has been appointed district reoresen-
tative for the Ross Automobile corn-
can v. with headauartera in Omaha.
The Ross eight is a car designed
by Mr. Ross, formerly of the Ross & 1
Young Machine company, Detroit
tit is a man witn wide motor expe
rience, j . -
The car is an eight-cylinder de
sign, seven-passenger touring car. I
The motor is the same make as those i
used tn the Curtis aeroplanes, the
Hcrschell . Spillman motor, cast en
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Mr. Connor expects to formally an
nounce an Omaha distributer within
the next week. ;
Metz Factories Make Most
Of Parts for Their Own Cars
"The four Metz factories at Wal
tham, Mass., now manufacture 98 per
cent of the parts of all Metz cars."
said Manager Manley of the local
"No other automobile concern in
the United States - manufactures a
greater percentage ,of parts for its
cars. We not only build our own
motor, transmission, axle, frame
members, body, etc, but we have re
cently commenced to build our own
accessories, such as horns, carbure
tors and speedometers.
"Even the lumber used in the bodit s
is cut from the company's Own timber
lands in Vermont." : . -
Powell Company Has Lame
Supply of Pneumatic Tires
"The largest stock of pneumatic
tires in Omaha," is the claim made
by M. P. O'Connor of the Powell
Supply company. This company dis
tributes Lee regular pnuematic tires
and Lee puncture-proof pneumatic
tires. ' " f .-.: . , ,. ,.
Carload after carload of these tires
has been received during the last two
days and the Powell people are boast
. ing of their ability to take care of
all orders for anv quantity of any size
or type tires right on the minute.
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ear he. a predated LEE ISaMtsve-Preel
Pasaalk, Tares. vuanuitMd annetui
pnot aader sua retaat. Call aaa see
ikeai or write for soeUst and sriee.
I Rely On Your Own
I Judgment , .
' Be a "show mtf type of man. Buy a Metz because you
I like It because It eutta you.
I 1 Bny it because you found out by demonstration it was easy
I on Urea and light on gaeollne and oil consumption. -
I ; . Buy it because yon discovered by riding in it thai it was
I roomy, comfortable and hugged the road as no other light I
ear does. . 1 I
I .I .. BUJ 11, UWUaUHO WUU JVUT DWR OaUQB JOU UrOTO 11' U1U 1
III war oonrlnoed how flexible its tearless transmission made Its III
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III your own garage, buy it because upon examination you saw how 1
I . Buvaa, aiinvuueu ana aoi-avDie is every pan m a mors. 1 . 1
111 It is the demonstration of a Heti that wins it friends-that I
. wilt convince you that It -has economical featureathat all others
," ' lack,-.
Come in, call ns up, making an appointment for a demon
at ration, or write for catalogue today, without fall.
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quality 20M FARNAM STREET. , I
Cr ' . Omaha, Neb. I
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I .1, i Roadeter er Teurina Oar, ttoa
Oempletely Equipped Inoludlng ' I
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Jhk Kino Motor Car Company, folltrmng its policy
of preceding; years, will make no mid-year announce
ment of new models or prices. The prevailing practice
of mid-season announcements, for the stimulation of sales,
has a demoralizing effect on the entire Industry. It
causes a quick depreciation on all cars purchased 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 announcements they
under-order for Spring business to avoid the risk of unsold stock
when the new models are made public.
It is the policy of the iKing Motor Car Company to make all
announcements of new models and prices immediately prior to the
New York Automobile Show which occurs in the early part of every
January. At this period automobile sales are at their lowest point
and dealers have ample time for the formulation of plans for the
coming year. If they could look forward to a full year, undisturbed
by mid-year announcements, their businesses would be placed on a
safer and much more profitable basis, as they would be encouraged to
give generous orders in the early Spring.
The eight cylinder Model E, now being manufactured by
this Company, has a 60 horse power engine and comes in a 7-passenger "
touring model, a 3-passenger roadster model, and a 5-passenger
6edan model. This car has performed so remarkably and has met
with such wide-spread approval from both dealers and public,
because of its extraordinary road ability and operation economy,
that the King Company will continue its manufacture without sub
stantial change for the next year and a half. The improvement and
refinement of both mechanism and coach work will go constantly on.
Although fourteen of the leading American car manufacturers
have increased their prices since the first of the year, the King Com
pany, by anticipating the present condition of the material market,
has been able to continue with the originally announced price for
touring car or roadster of $1350. While the Company will endeavor
to maintain this price, immediate purchase is advised to those who
have the King in mind, v
Noyes-Killy Motor Co.
2066-68 Farnam St.
99 Per Cent Efficient,
Say 11,000 Owners
EUetrical SytUm 99.S
Frame ' 100.
YOU'VE heird.' time
. and again, what a
wonderful hold the
Hupmobile has , on..
Its owners. Eleven thousand '
of them now tell you why.
The net result is a tribute
such as no car has erer had. . 1
Classified . and tabulated,
these thousands of opinions
result in a rating of 9? per s
cent for Hupmobile effici
Until we east up the result
we did not know what a gold
mine of good opinions we
A Gold Mine of
Good Opinions '.
Wo have encuraged the
owners of the present model
Hupmobile 11,000 out of
our total ownership to
register their criticiams, com
plaints and comments.
The engineering department ;
eapecially sought evidence
covering every unit in the
car. . They wanted to know
any and all troubles the
owner might have had.
Owners' estimates varied, of
course. Some had had minor
troubles in one part of the
car, some in another, i But
the net result, out of the
1 1,000, was an . overwhelm
ing vote of complete satis
faction. It figured down to
an exact 99 per cent of effi
ciency. ' i :
We never expect to come
closer to the goal No hu
man effort can. ' We don't
think any car other than the
Hupmobile ever attained
this high peak of popular
Doesn't this explain why
better than 50 per cent of all
Hupmobile owners buy the
Hupmobile year after year?
Isn't it plain why the Hup
mobile public has not been
won away by multi-cylinder"
la the Answer
Performance, of course, is
the one and only answer.
In high gear work, for in
stance, these 1 1 ,000 owners
know that the Hupmobile
daily duplicates if it
doesn't actually outdo
cars that have more cylin
ders, or coat more money.
In pulling power, and quick
getaway, they see nothing
under another name that
' they do not have.
In flexibility, they find them
selves relieved of gear
shifting to an amazing ex
tent. The Broadest
In the Hupmobile service
system, they know they are
getting more than any other
. car offers: expert inspection,
adjustment and care each
month for eight months by
trained Hupmobile experts
at Hupmobile service sta
tions, paid for with coupons
supplied free ofeett
Do you wonder, then, that
11,000 owners vote the
Hupmobile 99 per cent efficient?
Five Hupmobile Points to Remember
PERFORMANCE A high
gamr parformar in the us
ual low-goar situations.
COUPON SERVICE Ra
alariy aaeh month lor ait at
months, fraa labor, Impac
tion and adjnstniaata at
snore than 5000 authorized
Hupmobila sarviee station,
ia tha Uaiteal Statas and
ECONOMY In tin with
tha wail-known' Hupmobila
repair cost record of H
coat par mil. This is
real economy mainte
nance economy. Car is
easy on tiros, f uel and oil.
thousand owners report the
Hupmobila 99 par cant ef
ficient. REPEAT SALES Fifty
and eight-tenths per cant
of tha Hupmobila eutputls
sold to Hupmobile owners,
because they are complete
ly satisfied with Hupmobile
Economy and Efficiency.
S-raa). raariaa Car Hill
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Hupmobile Co. of Nebraska
FACTORY WHOLESALE BRANCH
: 2054 Farnam Street, Omaha.
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