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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 15, 1916)
THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: OCTQBER 15, 1916.
Export Man finds Complete
vEeversal of Opinion in the
A. B. 0. Nations.
YANKEE CASS ASE SOUGHT
That American made motor cars
ire eagerly sought after by residents
of South America is the report
brought back by Thomas M. Kirker,
ocport representative of the Chal
mers Motor company, who has just
returned from a six months' tour
'hrough Latin American countries.
Mr. Kirker sailed from New. York
J -arly in April and toured through sec-
!i6n of Brazil, Uruguay and Argen
tine Republic in a Chalmers Six-30.
He effected several important deale
connections whereDy cnaimers r
will be distributed in the countries
"Having been absent from. South
America for several years, the con
dition that struck me most forcibly
was the complete reversal of the for
mer South American attitude toward
cars made in the United States," said
: Mr. Kirker.
Service'Caf of C.W.Francis Auto Company
. CtlM v, ' jCW. FRANCIS AliTOCfrf J
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For Yankee Cars.
"Until recently, European cart out
sold Yankee machines by a wide mar
gin. American built car were con
sidered incapable of standing up on
the crude country roads. But this
idea has been thoroughly eradicated
from their minds by the sturdy per
formance of even the cheaper cars of
American construction. Today there
are between 500 and 1,000 cars of
European make standing unsold in
the warehouses while Yankee cars
are selling like the proverbial hot
:akes.' ' "
-Scarcity of ships and high freight
rates are playing havoc with an Vher
wise bumper crop of sales in. South
America. Summing up the high cost
of freight charges, insurance boxing
and import duties, it means an ad
vance of from 40 to 50 per cent over
thr. American list orice of the car if
the dealer is to make r'fair profit.
Scores of German ships are interned
in the harbors of Rio De Janeiro,
Buenos Aires and other ports and will
remain there until the1 end'bf the war.
Meanwhile, the only vessels in com
mission are a few British boats. It
is assuredly up to -he United States
government and American merchants
to strike while the iron is hot. The
need ol a protected American mer
chant marine was never more appar
ent. : v y ...... - " i
i "Ait example of high freight tariffs
. is to be found in Braiil.' Coffee sells
in Braiil at $t the bag, but it costs
$2 per bag to transport it to New
York. Among other important ship
ments now being made from Brazil
are great quantities of man nese' Ore.
About 15,000 pounds of manganese is
shipped weekly from Brazil ports. At
the oreseni time. Germany alone
owes Brazil some $7,000,000 for cof
fee, .crude rubber, ores, and other
; products shipped before the war.
"In Uruguay a six months' droufh
which -deSlrioyed erops and' brought
. heavy damage In its wake has caused
a temporary setback, cattle and
sheep raising, two of'thc most impor
tant industries, suffered from the lack
oi grazing facilities during 'the long
continued spell of dry weather. The
cattlemen and ranch owners are just
getting on their feet at the present
"I found the most prosperous con
ditions in the Argentine Republic,
with Buenos Aires especially active.
Cattle are being shipped in great
quantities lo England and are bring
ing war time prices. Practically all
the automobile dealers selling Ameri
can Wars are making excellent prog
ress. Owners of big estancias in
Argentine are finding the motor car
a good investment for ranch work.
They, are buying cars in half dozen
lots for the use ot tneir toremen ana
' Big Bank Helps.
"Undoubtedly the action of the Na
tional City bank of New York in es
tablishing branches throughout South
America 19 rcspunsiuic iui hhu
tion in trade with the United States.
The National City bank now has
'tranches in Rio De Janeiro, Sao
Paulo, Santos, Montevideo, Buenos
Aires and.il about to open another in
Santiago. All branches are handling
a big volume of blisiness. The Guar
anty Trust company has its investigators-
on the ground, also, in prep
aration for going after a share of the
profits. Intelligent co-operation be
tween the banking interests of North
and South America has at last been
established and prosperity awaits the
comma of American shins to trans
port the goods between ports."
According 10 Air. iviriecr, an ves
sels running to South American
points shrouded in darkness at the
present time. Port hoJe windows are
painted Diack ana even masmc.ii.
Lfights extinguished. A sharp lookout
is maintained at all times tor uerman
submarines and raiders. The Vestris.
on which the Chalmers man traveled,
was twice stopped by British men-01-war,
the oft'iccrs taking on mail and
carefully examining the passenger
list. t -
New Packard Record
Holder in Omaha 1
Iowa automobile dealers and mo
toring enthusiasts have a pet test of
worth for their cars the run across
the state from Council Bluffs t Dav
Fords the Horn River
Ma5y consents .re pfcef on. tli? Ribbon WgieS? -TBe Dorties job and sedan. TJe J-rst two ..eHat
remarkably Heavy cranttsnait ana season consists ui iivt-Ht" u F . : T;i,t;n anrl
other parts of the car that a built touririg model, a three-passenger , tinghouse starting and '8h,,n8 "tt
r ieur-ae-i-ys roausier, ymici iuy ,ut . o.lI5..wj ...
by the men who used to build Blue
he Packard Motor Car company
has as its guest this week the new
record holder. He is W. J. Barndol
lar of the Schee company, Des
Moines, and' is one of tie nineteen
salesmen who are attending . the
truck school being conducted by the
sales and technical department of the
factory from October 2 to 9.
Barndollar on September 24 drove
a new Packard Twin Six, seven-passenger
touring car, with top and wind
shield up, carrying five passengers,
without any preparation, without any
thing "special" about the car, across
the state (a distance of 346 miles) in
eight hours and thirty-five minutes.
The average speed was forty miles
an hour. At times the speedometer
registered seventy-four miles an hour.
Auto Makes Trip Into Mexico
v sum uJf
"One hundred cars making 1,00(1
-nilcs or 1,000 cars making 100 mile
s to me a better test than one car
naking 10,000 miles," says V. W.
Haines, president and general man
ager of the Regal Motor Car com
pany. "I doubt i. any driver in his Regal
1-32 ever approached the seventy-nile-per-hour
mark with any regu
arity oritore out a few feet of-con-
:rcte wall, when he' unwisely left the
oad. But I can count by the hun
Ireds the drivers in the first class
nentioned when 1,000 miles a month
:s a fair average. Regular folks
five to a ear that find their great
est pleasure in motoring without the
financial strain of excessive tire ex
pense and low gasoline mileage. N
''Knowing of a market where such a
car would sell, I set out to supply
it with these Regal 4-32's. One stunt
the car did out in Wyoming is typi
cal. In crossing the Little Horn
rivr. a vicious stream, the car was
turned down stream by the force of
the current. SliDDinfr into the sec
ond, Mr. Owen, the owner, promptlyr
dimbed out oyer a sand bank on tne
opposite sideof the river with his
four passengers quite dry."
Goodyear Offers to Showi
How to Skive Tubes
In the Goodyear Tire and Rubber
company's school of tire repairing,
says Joe M. Dine, branch manager, a
contrivance has been developed toA
skive "tubes to secure an even, uni
form bevel. It does the work quick
ly and accurately and, fortunately, is
so simple that any repair shop can
duplicate it at practically no c&st. The
new Goodyear device, resembling
somewhat a miter box, overcomes the
wavy and irregular edges which make
it so difficult to obtaiti a-good union
even when care is exercised. By
addressing the editor of the Goodyear
Tire News, Akron, O., any repairman
inav obtain a description of the new
beelinj device and directions for
constructing it. . ,
Demand for Costly Cars
. Far Exceeds theJSupply
"The hiffher priced car ; business
seems to be holding up with no re
gard for the approach of winter," says
J. A. Mclntyre of the Mclntyre-Hay-ward
Motor company. ''We unlioded
very big shipment oi tours ana
eights from the F. B. Stearns factory
last rnday and every indication is
that they will go right out."
Dort Car Finds Favor "
Among the Farmers
Prominent among the automobiles
exhibited at the various state and
county fairs this fall is the Dort, says
Joe Gerspacher. This car is receiv
ing mucn attention trom tne moior
wise farmer, to whom its sturdy con
struction and powerful motor appeal.
Here is a Scripps-Booth
foVtfreff 'ihortf'Uian I.0U0 mile irAvMMmlaiKt-"th''tlon ttl gasoline.
,. . , '.. 1.. . . 1-1. - . - .: u.i ,L -
ing from lit. Jumna in lextco
Vancouver n'. British Colunmia
on this trip the ear average
The car was driven by the owner, Mr.
W. N, Oil bo ot ban Jose, Lai.
More; from less ! You how get
more light from less current-greater
motor, power from poorer gasoline
' As the quality of gaso
line has Rone down and
down Packard motor
quality has come up and
up. ,' ' .
Greater refinements in
Packard mechanisms have
met and overbalanced the
lowered standards of refine
ment in liquid fuels.
. Hotter gas, the new
Twin-six cylinders now
feed' upon. . -,
As the vapor is scientific
ally heated before it enters
the explosion chambers of
the motor, greater power
Ask the man who owns one
SeVthc Ore Motor Sales Company, 1
Fortieth and Farnam streets, Unuha,
Bra-nch at bioux City
, .. . ...
owa. ' , - ' II
is actually wrung from
smaller charges. .
More mileage on less
fuell More power from
low-test gasolines! Again
Packard ownere profit by
If you Jiave nt exam
inedand had demon
strated to you the new
model Twin-six, you may
notv realize what these1
things mean for you.
' Why not investigate,
now I The prices for Pack
ard open cars are $2,805
and 8,265, at Detroit.
The New Series 1
THE weight question has a good
deal of bearing on the pleasure
you get from using a car.
The New Series Franklin weighs only 2280 pounds ;
just one reason why you should test1 this car for $ie
' Incidentally, it is interesting to know that what the
Franklin Car gives in performance comes with a sav
ing in operating and owning expenses.
Franklin Motor Car Co. Omaha
R-U-2-B-1 of 60?
2205 Farnam St.
Phone D. 1712.
Specifications Show Regal is
Car in the Light Class
WS stated in previous announcements
that in the new'Regal-4-Thirty-Two
we set out to build the biggest car in th;
light-weight class. 1
The actual comparative specifications, as
I Motor J'j' fcor. tnA 4st'dttach
abh hsadJtvthpi full 32 H. P.
Imp tvhtvlboM of 109 htchn for un
" hmiud comfort.
CosoN" Conk at Mar with vacuum ftti
to motor. '
tabulated by ''Motor, World," a recognl-ei
trade authority, shovy that in horie-powet
rating (Society of Automobile Engineers) and
wheelbase, Regal ranks above any of the cars
selling between $600.00 and $700.00.
Front Mat 42 inches Mi roar Mat
46 inches wid-can alevcr Mpring:
2 taut starting and lighting syttsm
magntto type. 1
upholstery. - -
But we do not stand on these spec
ification: alone and will back the
Regal-4-TTiirty Two to better any
performance for power that any car
within a hundred dollars of its price
Furthermore, as to size:
The design and arrangement of
the Regal's cruiser-built body packs
more room into the 108 inch wheel-
base than do most cars at 115 inches.
Fill the car with your friends or family, measure up the
actual comparative seating room, if you Uke, and realize
what this statement means.
You've got to see, to feel, to try out this new Regal in
performance to realize how much bigger a value it gives
Thia comparative table, complied by
'Motor World" (inu of August 3th)
from an authentic source, shows Regal
to have a larger motor and larger wheel
base than any of Its price competitors.
CAM SS. Ratios km
Briscoe 15. 104
Buick 18J 16
Dort It. 15
REGAL 19.6 108
for the money than anything you've
That's why we say thafwe do
not stand on comparative specifi
cations alone, but earnestly invite
you and your friends to pass per
sonally on the luxury, the comfort,
the convenience that this attractive
In other words, we prefer you to
V make your own comparisons, and
we are only too willing to abide by your judgment.
( But, by all means, we cannot urge too strongly, that s
you do not overlook the new Regal-4-Thirty-Two, if
you areJooking for solid values in style, price, economy
and comfort, at a price that any motorist can afford.
I makine proposition to dealers that is open I ' Siesjr
TO DEALERS--We have the best money
making proposition to dealers that is open
today. Get in touch with us at once, as terri
tory is going fast.
Mclrityre-Hayward Motor Company
t UOUgloS WO viuoiiaf iicui oskcv
2427 Farnam Street
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