Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, July 16, 1916, NEWS SECTION, Page 11, Image 11

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Two New Marks Made in
South, One in Texas and
Another in Georgia.
Clipping over three hours from the
best previous time between Dallas
and San Antonio, a Chalmers six
thirty driven by W. W. Moriss, jr., of
Dallas, Tex., has just hung up the
fifth fast national road record to be
captured by 3,400 r. p. m. Chalmers in
the last month.
According to a wire received by
Paul Smith, vice president of the
Chalmers selling division, Morris' rec
ord was made under conditions so
discouraging as to make fast traveling
extremely dangerous.
A Speedy Trip.
"We made the 302 miles to San
Antonio in nine hours and twenty,
two minutes," read Moriss' wire. Ar
riving at ban Antonio we were
checked in and found we had cut
down the best previous road record
by over three hours. In making this
record, we beat the famous Katy lim
ited on the Missouri, Kansas & Texas
line by one hour and thirty-three min
utes. This is the fastest train running
between the two points. Half of the
distance was over black, muddy roads
10 rough that we thought the car
would not stand up under the strain.
Despite the test, car and motor are
in excellent shape and we can repeat
the trip tomorrow. Our time was
considered impossible over the coun
fry roads."
Another Mark Broken.
Just previous to the wire from Mr.
Moriss a dispatch was received from
Jacksonville newspapers, carrying the
Hews of a new record from Atlanta,
Ga., to Jacksonville, Fla., made by a
Chalmers six-thirty, driven by iceman
Phelan and Homer George. The same
machine lowered the Atlanta-Chat
tanooga road record two weeks a
Fhelan and Georee drove the .
miles in eleven hours and fifty-nine
minutes elapsed time. Four passengers
Jvere carried. Heavy ram turned tne
roads into miniature lakes along the
route. The last fifty miles was made
In a continuous downpour, through
mud and slush, while eighty miles of
deep sand was driven through between
XVaycross and Jacksonville.
un tne recora-DreaKing -nicaKo-
New York, Detroit-Indianapolis, At
lanta-Chattanooga and the two more
recent southern road trips, an average
speed of over thirty miles per hour
bas been achieved over a grana total
of 2,137 miles of country roads and
mountain trails.
Give Your Storage
Battery a Drink;
It Will Help It
Saxon Six Non-Stop Car
met time when a motor car is used
every day to grow careless about
some of the important parts of the
Because of the increased amount of
driving, however, and especially driv
ing at night, the storage battery can
not be neglected if the owner wishes
to get results from his starting and
lighting system.
A storage battery needs plenty of
water in the summer time, just like
a human being. On account of the
warmer weather, a battery should
receive pure distilled water every
week. The reason for this is explained
by Elmer Rosengren of the Ne
braska Storage aBttery company, who
"Warm weather makes the solution
fa the battery evaporate quickly. This
solution is what gives the battery its
life and if allowed to get below a level
with the top of the battery plates,
these plates will be exposed to the air
end the exposed portion will be dam
aged by oxidation.
"Iin addition to this damage to the
battery, if the owner neglects to fill
the cells with water, the generator on
Jiis car will overheat his battery and
Juin it in a very short time."
Allen Company
Boosts Enlistment
At a mass meeting and farewell to
Company D, Sixth Ohio National
Guard, Fostoria, O., several days ago,
W. O. Allen, general manager of the
Allen Motor company, voiced admir
ably the farewell sentiments of the
people of that city and in addition
encouraged further enlistment, in a
oracticable and appreciable manner.
Mr. Allen announced for his com.
pany, builders of Allen motor cars,
that not only would they assure every
employe enlisting his present position,
but that they would care for any fam
ilies who might become destitute
through the service of one on whom
they are dependent.
When questioned regarding their
attitude now that the crisis is ap
parently past, Mr. Allen- stated that
they believed thoroughly in the
proper protection of the border with
present conditions in Mexico, and that
the company's promise would hold
good as long as Washington saw fit
to keep the militia on the border,
Fisk Employes to Receive
Pay While on Guard Duty
Announcement that their employes
will receive compensation while ab
sent on military duty has beben made
by the Fisk Rubber company. This
extends not only to factory and gen
eral office employes, but also to em
ployes of Fisk branches in more than
100 cities in all parts of the country.
Married employes and those, with peo
ple dependent upon them are to re
ceive three-quarters of their salary
and single men without dependents
one-half their salary, with no deduc
tions for the money paid them by the
The same rule applies also to men
who desire to enlist provided they
have worked for the company six
llnlnckr Sewn.
The St. Loul Cards havs bn running
tm to form In overy department of tho
game seventh In the league Handing-, oev
enth In team batting and seventh In team
Rondesm Goa Bark.
Evidently Henri Rondeau Is another one
of those pastlmara who took like a million
dollars outside the big yard. After several
trials In the major leagues the Frenchman
onee-again with the Minneapolis Millers.
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Reports regarding the Saxon six
300-mile non-stop runs which were
made by dealers and owners through
out the country show come startling
records for gasoline economy. The
Fry Motor company of St. Louis
made the run of 300 miles averaging
thirty-four and two-thirds miles to
the gallon. This was the high rec
ord and won the silver loving cup
offered by the Saxon Motor com
pany to the driver making the best
The Omaha car, driven by H. B.
Noyes of the Noyes-Killy Motor
company, averaged twenty-three
miles per gallon of gasoline, which is
an excellent record considering the
route which was taken. The car
plowed through a long stretch of
sandy roads and was delayed upon
several occasions. These delays
meant a waste of gasoline, because
while inquiries were being made the
motor was kept running. Out of the
fifteen hours the car was held up
forty-five minutes. There was abso
lutely no motor trouble and not one
adjustment made. The delays were
due to making inquiries regarding
the roads and in one instance to a
load of hay which was stuck on a
Crusade Planned Against the
Drivers Who Waste Room
in Parking Oars.
The Omaha Automobile club has
decided to get after the "parking
space hogs." Many drivers parking
cars on the pavement carelessly take
up space that ought to serve for
two cars. The directors of the club
have had a supply of cards printed,
and when their special traffic cop
sees a car straddling a line he will
leave a card for the owner explain
ing that he is "in wrong."
If this does not cure the evil speed
ily the club probably will go before
the council and ask for an ordinance
making it a misdemeanor to park a i
car straddling a line.
Boosters Coming July 24.
The Highland Cutoff Highway a
highway, postponed from June 26 be
cause of the rains, has been sched
uled for Monday, July 24. The run
will start from Central City at 8
o'clock, touching Hordville, Folk,
Stromsburg, Ulysses, Dwight, Valpa
riso, Weston, Wahoo, Mead and Val
ley, and is expected to finish at Oma
ha about 6 p. m.
The boosters will visit Samson at
the Den in the evening and run back
the next day. The promoters expect
that the farmers will be through
harvest by that time and that there
will be a big turnout.
The road lias been marked as far
west as Grand Island already. It is
now being marked to Hall county,
and the promoters expect to have it
marked clear through to Denver by
fall. From Central City west it will
follow the route of the Lincoln high
way. Sloan's Liniment Kill. Pain.
Is the greatest pain killer ever dlscov
ered; simply laid on the skin no rubbing
required It drives psln away. 16c All
druggists. Advertisement.
Have a Heart!
Muftijr Threaten.
John MrQraw, the UlHtitV bne., employ
an effective thouirh heart, e met hot! to
make his paatlmere iwhave. lie thr.atfn.
to trade m to fit. Louie.
Don't forget how hot
your battery gets these
days. Better have it
inspected once in a
while. Costs nothing:.
Nebraska Storage
Battery Co.
2203 Farnam St., Omaha. Phone Douglas S102.
Free intptction of any battery at any time
Heard at
The Omaha
Automobile Club
Hospitable to Tourists.
"Omaha is well and favorably
known all over the east for the hospi
table way in which an overland tour
ist is treated," remarked J. K. Bad
ger of Cleveland, O. "Your auto
club here is an excellent organization
and, believe me, the road reports and
handy little tour slips they give are
very much appreciated. In fact. I
have never run across a more meaty
trip card, giving, as they do, camp
sites, points of interest, highway
marks, mileage, and towns."
A Heavyweight Family.
"Twenty-five hundred pounds ex
cess baggage," is the way G. H.
Brown put it when he was asked
how many were in his party touring
to the coast. Brown comes from Con
necticut. "I've got four kids and my
wife with me," laughed Brown, "and
none of us are featherweights. Mv
youngest weighs 170 pounds. Besides
the human beings, we have the fam
ily dog, a gasoline stove, three fold
ing cots, two springs and mattresses
and about a dozen kitchen utensils.
Big car? Yep, a Ford. And, say,
when we hit a bump, we pray for
luck. Going back to the coast and
probably settle there. Sort of a mod
ern prairie schooner." I
Water Bottle Shower Bath.
"Ever take a hot water bottle show
er bath?" asked Jerry Grant, who has
a big tobacco business back in Massa
chusetts. Well, sir, 1 ve got a big
water bottle arranged with a fine
spray nozzle, and every night in camp
i mi ner run ot cool water, bang it
on a hickory limb and stand under
one of the most useful things we
carry in the machine. Sleep? Gosh,
makes you sleep like a top.
Traffic Signals Confuse.
"We've traveled 10.000 miles since
April 2, and one of the most needed
reforms noticed is the confusion caus
ed a tourist by the different traffic
signals in the different towns. It's
ridiculous." After divulging himself
of the above, "Happy" Reed, who
hails from Florida, gave a demon
stration of how learned you have to
be to tour overland and observe each
town's traffic signals. "In one town
you stop on the near side, and when
you arrive at the next city a fat cop
growls at you for stopping on the
near side of the stret. One city says
to go ahead at two whistles, and when
you pull into your next stop and start
to go ahead at the double whistle,
said officer yells out that he will yank
you and your whole family to the
calaboose. One city says wig-wag
your arm when rounding a turn, and
when you wiggle-waggle at the next
burg, some yap on the sidewalk wants
to know 'where'n 'ell'd you come
from?' The American Automobile
association should ask for a federal
law making uniform all traffic sig
nals so a galoot of a tourist could
pass through a town and look at the
buildings instead of keeping his eye
on cops. 'Taint their fault, but yet,
they all can spot a tourist in a min
ute, and it wouldn't hurt their most
regal and official majesties to put a
fellow next"
Goodrich Company Predicts
Bigger and Cheaper Supply
in Coming Years.
Girl Motorcyclists to
Tour from Coast to Coast
To cross the continent alone on a
motorcycle is the adventuresome idea
of two New York girls, the Misses
Adeline and Augusta Van Buren, who
left the metropolis July 4 for San
Francisco. They have made careful
preparation for their hazardous jour
ney, their motorcycles being spe
cially designed solo machines, equip
ped with Firestone non-skid tires.
This trip is not due to a fad of any
kind. Practical common sense is
back of it. Both of these daring girls
are firm believers in national prepar
edness and they hope to advertise
the cause by this ocean to ocean mo
torcycle trip, further, they believe
a successful journey will prove that
in time of stress women can render
real practical help as dispatch riders.
Mascot on Tour,
Willie O'Connor, mascot, Is making the
western trip with the Braves for the first
time since the 1914 seeeon. If Willi auc.
ceeds In chasing the wimp as well as he did
In 114 the Braves are the next world's
Akron, O., July 10. So many in
dustries are face to face with con
stantly decreasing supplies of raw ma
terials and ever increasing demands
due to population growth, that the
contrast afforded by the rubber busi
ness looms up vividly.
In 1905, according to figures given
out by The B. F. Goodrich company,
uncultivated or "native" rubber com
prised 60,800 tons, while in 1914 the
production had dropped back to 60,000
tons. But cultivated or plantation
rubber in the same space of time had
risen from 145 tons ot 64,000 tons.
In 1917, the Goodrich company
estimates that while native rubber
production will have fallen to 34,500
tons, plantation rubber will amount
to 147,000 tons. By 1921, it is pre
dicted, 209,000 tons of cultivated rub
ber will be available, while but 30,000
tons of native rubber will be pro
duced. Many New Uses.
Thus, 1917 will show a total in
crease of 50 per cent in crude rub
ber supplies over 1914, due to the
fast-growing production on planta
tions. And when raw rubber reaches
that level of cost which vastly in
creased supplies would indicate, my
riad new uses will be added to those
for which the present relatively lim
ited production is required.
As ranches and open ranges be
come converted into farms, and the
number of cattle decreases, lessening
the supply ot leather, while the popu
lation, which must wear shoes and the
factories, which must have belting in
crease, rubber will step in more and
more to furnish better service at even
lower ost.
Illustrations of these changes are
already at hand. The B. F. Goodrich
company has announced Textan, a
composition sole. Goodrich rubber
belting is fast supplanting expensive
leather belting and is performing the
work as well.
White Suggests a New
Road for Lincoln Drive
J. S. White, in a letter to the
Omaha Automobile club, advises club
members going to Lincoln to choose
the road through Valley, Mead, Wa
hoo, Colon, Ceresco and Havelock.
The distance is seventy-six miles,
eleven mile9 more than the usual
road, but he says there is better scen
ery, and a good road not dusty and
The country is rolling, but there are
no bad hills. He says he has made
the run on high in a Ford several
The bridge southwest of Valle
free, and the road is well marked
50 Per Cent
Will Have No Other Car
Hapmobile Ownert who have discarded higher priced can 24fflt
11,000 Owners vat Hapmobilt efficiency 99
endure ia the sound,
trong business, whose
customers) keep on coming
back. Judged by that high
standard, the Hupmobile
shows a record that few, if
any, can rival.
Figures just compiled from
our service station statistics
prove that it is unique in the
number of those who repeat
their orders from year to
No Other Car
At Any Price
It is part of Hupmobile pol
icy to keep in close contact
with owner by our intensive
system of service. This gives
us invaluable information
from a dozen different an
gles. Our fingers are on the
pulse of public opinion. We
know what people want, and
how they are pleased.
If we have erred even a
trifle, a danger signal is
flashed to us from all parts
f the country.
Incidentally, repeat sale tell
us how many of our owners
cannot be won away by any
other ear at any other price.
And the latest, freshest fig
ures prove that high-price
and low-price four cylin
ders and multi-cylinders
re equally powerless to in
fluence 50 810 per cent of
our sales.
In other words more than
half of all Hupmobile own
ers keep on buying, year af
ter year.
Stop and think of the pow
er of resistance the supe
riorities the Hupmobile
must possess to hold these
owners to their allegiance.
Million of dollar are ex
pended to tempt them away.
The lure of a lower price on
the one hand; confusing
claims of multi-cylinder per
formance on the other.
Neither Price Nor
Type Tempts Them
But the 50 per cent phalanx
stands fast year after year.
Convinced, in the one case,
that a lower price cannot
compensate for the loss of
Hupmobile goodness. -
Convinced, in the other case,
that more cylinder can add
nothing to that Hupmobile
efficiency which eleven thou
sand owner have rated at
99 per cent And convinced,
in tne last instance, that no
other car can yield better
What They Get
In Performance
In high gear work, they see
their Hupmobile outdoing
car that have more cylin
ders, or cost more money.
In pulling power and quick
getaway, they tee nothing
under another name that
they do not -have.
In flexibility, they find them
selves relieved of gear-shifting
to an amazing extent.
In smooth, steady motor ac
tion in the effortless devel
opment of power, the awift
response to the throttle
they believe they have the
motor car maximum.
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 month by
trained Hupmobile experts
at Hupmobile service sta
tions. A service they pay
for with coupon which w
supply free of cost.
So they are content, this 50
per cent, to stake their pref
erence on the Hupmobile.
Standard Hupmobile Performance
Climb, the irmfi low
w hill, en high gw.
Pulls through sai
mud, en high gear.
Demlopa mat pulling
ar an nign gear.
Rsfistars e minimum ef vi
bration, at any spaed, an
any gear.
GOES to a spaed ef It
mile an hour, from a
stand, In 10 seconds.
Throttle to a man's walk
ing paea, on high nar,
without bucking or Jerking.
Pleks up, without gear
ehanga, instantly and
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rm. e. a. (M
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Hupmobile Co. of Nebraska
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