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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 3, 1916)
THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEB: "SEPTEMBER 3. 1916:
Oregon Man Pilots" X!ar"Over
All Kinds of Roads on An
' Interesting Sun.
EAST TO NORTH PLATTE
While the last few months have
seen numerous long distance runs
with the sole object of speed, it re
mained for J. W. McCormmach of
Pendleton, Ore., driving the firsi
r ..i . - e "
rraniuin 01 inc new series just in
nounced, to make a test under tour
ing conditions that not only reveals
the ability of the car to cover the
ground, but brings out some inter
esting figure? on economy.
- Mr. McCormmach, a prominent
Oregon rancher, is the same man who
last Acgust drove a Franklin car 800
.milqs on low gear from Walla Walla
to San . Francisco in eighty-three
hours and forty minutes without once
stopping the engine.
Starting at Syracuse July 26 Mc
Cormmach set an initial pace of
twenty-four miles per hour, which he
was able to maintain approximately
as far as North Platte, Neb. Up to
this point the roads had been' a mix
ture of good and bad. On the sec
ond and third day's runs heavy sands
were encountered, and on the fourth
and fifth days the characteristic
choppy roads of the western plains
were negotiated. For this portion of
the distance, totaling 1,660 miles, the
gasoline consumption amounted to
seventy-nine and one-fourth gallons,
an average of twenty and nine-tenths
miles per gallon.
' Severe Road Test.
From North Platte to Cheyenne
McCormmach drove the Franklin
over roads which a day or so before
had been badly washed out by cloud
bursts and which were completely
covered by water in many sections.
Even through this hard going, which,
according to McCormmach, has
proven an obstacle impossible to over
come with a car heavier than the
Franklin, an average of nineteen and
two-tenths miles per gallon of gaso
line - was maintained. Over this
stretch of deep, soft clay, the Frank
lin averaged eighteen and two-tenths
miles per hour.
The distance between Cheyenne
and Montpelier, Ida., taking in some
of the highest points of the Rocky
mountains, was covered at the rate of
nineteen miles per hour. In spite of
alt the hill work and rough running,
the average for gasoline reached
twenty-one and bne-half miles per
gallon.- , -
Going across Idaho, McCormmach
encountered the worst roads of the
entire trip. In many places the car
was driven over trails that from all
appearances were intended only for
pack horses. These routes were un
marked and very little accurate infor
mation could be obtained from the
few inhabitants. .
Average is Good.
In point of miles traveled the end
of the trip showed performance equal
to the earlier stages. Compared with
the average of 347 miles during each
of the first two days, the average of
335 miles per day for 'the ninth and
tenth davs points out the small ex
tent to which physical endurance en
tered as a factor in the trip.
McCormmach reached Pendleton
at 11:45 p. m. August 4. He traversed
the 3,025 miles between Syracuse and
Pendleton in 140 hours and seventeen
minutes actual running time, ,at an av-
of Horse-Drawn Vehicles and Accessories
v.; ; - Having purchased the interest of both Johnson
and Danforth in the Johnson-Danforth Company
at 1529-1533 North 16th St., I desire to announce
..... a re-organization, sale, AT A GREAT SACRI
FICE, all the horse-drawn vehicles; harness and
, ' accessories carried in stock by this company.
v The stock is high class in every respect, but in the
" future this company will not deal in this line, but
will - conduct a -garage. -catering especially to
,. night and day truck service and the sale o the : v -
SMITH FORM- A -TRUCK '
Also Automobile Repairing and Painting will be
a feature of our business.'
Here's a great opportunity
to take advantage of the SACRIFICE SALE if you want anything in
Express and Dray Wagons both light and heavy.
Light and Heavy Farm Wagons,
v-Light and Heavy City Wagons and Teaming Gears.
Farmer's Spring Wagons. Delivery Bodies.
' Milk Wagons in Many Styles and Sizes.
Pony Phaetons Horse Carts Single and Double Buggies '
Extra Poles and Shafts for all sorts of buggies and
( light and heavy wagons.
Light and Heavy Team Harness Express and Buggy Harness
Collars in all Weights and Sizes. Sweat Pads.
Harness Accessories Fly-Nets--AU Kinds Buggy Whips
AND A LARGE LINE OF HARNESS ACCESSORIES OF EVERY KIND
Miniature Farm Wagons for Boys. Several Hand Push Carts.
Sale Opens Monday Morning
AND CONTINUES UNTIL ALL THIS STOCK IS DISPOSED
OF AT PRICES NEVER BEFORE HEARD OF IN OMAHA
STOCK MAY BE INSPECTED SUNDAY
NO AUCTION-ALL PRIVATE SALE
A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO GET SOME RARE BARGAINS
(MRS.) E. C. HENRY
1529-1533 North Sixteenth Street.
erage speed of twenty-one and four
tenths miles per hour. The gasoline
consumption for the whole trip av
eraged twenty and seven-tenths miles
per gallon. Only three and three
fourths gallons of oil were uesd; the
average amounted to 806.6 miles per
Denounces Evil of
Joe Getspacher, local Dort dis
tributor, does not mince words when
he comes to express his opinion of
the motorist who endangers the lives
of others with glaring headlights.
"Last week, just outside of Chicago,"
he said, "a heavy touring car full
of men and women went into the
ditch, killing a young woman and in
juring several of the other occupants
of the car. Cause: The brilliant
headlights on another car going in
the opposite direction. The driver,
blinded by the headlights of the ap
proaching car, could not see the road
and turned out a fraction of an inch
"These accidents are getting more
and more common. The time for the
motorist to act on this nuisance has
come. Glaring headlights on the
country roads ate no longer a mat
ter of courtesy or bad manners. They
are a menace to public safety. Cities
have already passed and are rigidly
enforcing laws on the glaring head
light; but almost nothing is being
done about its use in the country,
where it is the most dangerous of all.
Ordinances covering the use of over
brilliant lights on the country roads
are going to come." .
Tours Coast to Coast
In Enclosed Cadillac
According to the general and ac
cepted idea, an enclosed automobile
is fine for city use, but not often
thought of for a long tour. Read
Holliday of Los Angeles, who owns, a
Codillac Eight brougham, is certainly
no sharer of that idea. For Mr. Hol
liday and his family are touring across
the continent in their enclosed Cadil
lac. Seldom before has such a trip
been attempted. .
Mr. Holliday's driving schedule
calls for the completion of the trip
in twenty days, with a short stop at
the Grand canyon of the Colorado.
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standard for reliability and endurance under
the hardest work. 15 to 20 miles per gallon
is the average fuel consumption.
Tires average from 6,000 to 8,000 miles a let. : The
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They carry less weight even when' the Smith Form
a'Truck is loaded to full capacity than they do under
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And a Ford chassis with a Smith Form-a-Truci
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TO PE08PECTTTB FUBCHA8BK8
OF I BUCK ATTACHMENTS
Sine the introdactlon of The Smith
Fona-sv-Trick, lamerois Imltattoas and
so-called "eoiTeriloBs" have been placed
sob the market.
We control the baste patent rights of
the chain-driven track attachment and
intend to Tfcroroaslr prosecute any and
all Infringements ol these rights.
Beware of Imltatlomt
THE SMITH FORM-A-TBUCI CO,
We have sold more auto trucks in Omaha than all the other
dealers combined. Here is a list of some of our Omaha custo- .
mers who have purchased trucks from us during the paBt three
months. .They are all satisfied and enthusiastic boosters. -
Imperial Saab, k Door Co.
Borer-Van Karen Lumber ' Coal Co.
Harding Cream Co. ,
Omaha Ou Co. .
Gordon Fir Proof Warehouse) A Van Co.
Thos. Crnaek Co.
David Col Creamery Co.
Flreston Tlr A Rubber Co.
State Furniture Co.
Fairmont Cream rr Co,
Arbor Express Co.
Missouri Valley Oil Co.
Farmer' Co-Operative Creamery Co.
Loreland Dairy Farms.
M. A. Disbrow Co.
Waterloo Cream try Co.
Bartman Furniture Co.
King Col Co. ,j
Manhattan Oil Co.. ' .
Sunderland Bros. Co. !'
Omaha Express Co.
JatUr Brewing Co.
Omaha Concrete Ston Oa, 1
T. F. Mulr Express Co.
O. B. Denohtar Osrdenar Co.
Frank Wash Vegetable Co,
Borne of these parties have purchased two, three and four tracks from ns and are soon going to buy more. This
1 list is not complete. We have others, and besides this, our list of country merchants' and fanners who are using our
truoks is much larger. v,
Agents wanted. Call and see, or write' to
The Largest Zxohuive Auto Track Oarage and Service Station in Omaha,
1629-1631-1883 NORTH 16TH STREET.
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