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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 31, 1916)
THE OMAHA SUNDAY PEK: DECEMBER 31. 1910.
FREIGHT CAR LACK
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fV Traffic Manager of Packard
lfc Company Rents Horse Cars
iL from Owners.
BUILDS SfttUlAL XJKUn.
The freight car shortage, which has
reached an acute state in all parts oi
the country, is particularly harassing
to the automobile manufacturers of
Detroit. The situation has so per
sistently delayed deliveries thai traf
fic managers are resorting to all sorts
of schemes to get their shipments
Charles'j. Shaar. traffic manager ot
the Packard Motor Car company, has
made special arrangements with cus
toms ofticials ot Canada to permit ,
him to make shipments of Packard,
cars from Windsor, Ont. directh
across-the Detroit river from the
Gets Horse Cars.
He also has rented twenty-six
i freight cars that are used in summer
for carrying horses. These cars, be
ing privately owned, can be used only
for Packard shipments and r : re
turned to the factory as soon as un
loaded at destinations.
Shaar's department also has fitted
a three-ton Packard truck with a
" platform from which it is possible to
load Twin Sixes on team tracks or
sidings in all parts of the city. This
arrangement has resulted in the ship
ment of several hundred cars that
could not have been shipped other
wise. It is often the case that motor
cars are conveyed ten or twelve
miles from the factory to the loading
point. The traffic department has
scouts continually on the lookout for
automobile cars, and whenever they
find an empty one, two Twin Sixes
ready for si '-ment are immediately
started on their way.
The truck is fitted with an inclined
an tl,st ttiA rai rn run under
its own power up and on the plat
form. Then the truck backs up to
the door of the freight car and the
Twin Six moves into the "side door
Pullman," also under its own power.
Elmer Rosengren Preaches
On Good Battery Service
"It is most important in the care
of the battery," says Elmer Rosen
gren of the Nebraska Storage Battery
company, "that the car owner should
.know exactly in what condition the
battery is, whether it is half charged,
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quent and accurate hydrometer tests
are the only way in which this can
be ascertained. The more ordinary
battery troubles--can be avoided and
the life of the battery lengthened by
keeping it fully charged.
''For this reason then, if for no
other, the car owner should frequently
visit the battery service station in
order that the experts can test his
battery. As he comes to know them
each separate battery becomes an in
dividual problem to the service man.
He learns under what conditions they
are being used and are going to be
"Having tested a battery for a
whole season or for a whole year, he
is in a position at the end of that time
to state whether repairs or renewals
are necessary to prolong the life of
the battery, it the machine is to be
run through the winter, then he can
give the motorist such advice as to
keep it in the best condition during
this trying season. If the battery
needs charging, he is able to do this
job all the better because he knows
exactly how the battery has been
"Not the least important function
of the service station, and especially
the Willard service station, is to edu
cate the car owner in the care of the
battery. The advantages of this are
As the local Willard service man
put it, "People don't wait until
I hey it dead before they go to a doc
tor, and there is no reason why they
should wait until their battery is dead
before they take it to a battery doc
tor." Regal Car Boosts Price
To Maintain Its Quality
One after another motor car manu
facturers have been forced to raise
Now the Regal falls in line with a
$745 instead of a $695, price.
"Our price advance was caused by
the very same reasons that you have
heard again and again lately," said
Mr. Fred VV. Haines, president of the
Regal Motor Car company of Detroit
"We held out as long as we could.
jMl the while, however, our costs were
dyancing tremendously. There came
a time when we, along with a number
of other motor manufacturers, had to
submit to the inevitable. We raised
our price, and in doing so we felt that
we were protecting Regal buyers as
well as ourselves."
Mr. Haines said that inasmuch as
there seemed to be a general move
ment among car makers in the Regal
1 class to raise their prices also, the
Regal will still hold relatively the
same position in the price field that
" it did previous to the advance.
Asbestos Deposits in
Arizona Good for Tires
Large deposits of long-fibered as
bestos have lately been discovered in
Arizona, in the Sierra Anchas. Here
tofore 85 per cent of the asbestos used
in the United States has come from
Canada, and therefore the newly dis-
covered denosits of Arizona are of
great interest to American nianufac-
Hirers of asbestos products, particu
larly those making asbestos sheet
packing. The high grade fiber which
is said to exist there may permit them,
in a large measure, to supply the de
mand for a high grade American
The Goodyear Tire and Rubber
company, Akron, O., is an extensive
manufacturer of asbestos packing,
known as Goodyearite, which is said
to be equal to any of the high grade
asbestos packings of Europe.
Universal Motor Company
Opens Its Modern Home
New Year's day is Che date for the
;'. irinal opening of the new home of
the I'niversal Motor company, 2562
Leavenworth street. W. H. Dudley,
V. IX Benedict and 0. D. Davidson,
ofticials of the concern, invite Mr.
and Mrs. Omaha and family to call
I during the day and get acquainted.
Dick Stewart, Jr., Has His Own Baby Peugeot
fit JNr nj r H
AUTO MEN STUDY
Export Sales Manager of Nash
Motors Company Greatly
WHAT WAR HAS TAUGHT
rciirdine tt I. . Kose. manager
of export s.l'es for the N'ash Motors
company, thr rnort sales of Jcf
tery ears and '.Mirk have iiure.ied
SIX) per cent in the l.iM ear, anil at
nrernt the :ish Motors eonlpanv
j ha- direct ilca!iv in twcnlv-M'vrn
"I am convinced. " sa s Mr. Kose.
"that alter the war is over the su!
iect ot toreitfn market is notnp to
he studied much more closely by the
automobile manufacturers in Rcueral.
The- war itself has done a great deal
to open American eyes to the pos
sibilities of foieign trade. For our
thing it has familiarized the average
man with the world map and shown
him how dependent the various coun
tries are upon each otner.
"Foreign connections so far made
As a result of being the proud pos
sessor, in his own name, of a Baby
Peugeot automobile, Master Dickie
Stewart, son of J. T. Stewart 2d, is
one of the happiest youngsters in
Omaha. This car, which, by the way,
has a very interesting history as a
racer, was presented to Master Dick
by his father on Christmas day.
Seated beside Dick is his younger
brother, Joe, whom Dick insists shall
share the pleasures of this car until
he (Dick) is old enough to become
interested in the fair sex.
This car was piloted by Ralph Mul
ford, one of America's veteran race
drivers, in an automobile race at De
troit. The speed acquired was about
sixtv-five miles per hour. Mr. Stew
art recently had an opportunity to
purchase the car and brought it home
to his son.
The Baby Peugeot, although small,
is very powerful and involves the
same mechanical principles as the
big racing l'eugcots of today. The
weight of the car is about 400 pounds;
it has twenty-two-inch wheels, and
the length of the motor across the
four cylinders is about twelve inches.
Mr. Stewart is having the car com
pletely overhauled and a runabout
. body has been put on.
De Jong Secures Larger
Rooms for His Two Cars
Announcement has just been made
by J. H. De Jong of the Appcrson
Motor company to the effect that
they will move immediately to 2060
62 Farnam street.
"The sale of Apperson and Grant
models this year has exceeded the
records of previous years to such an
extent that we have entirely out
grown our present quarters," asserts
Mr. De Jong. "We have been pa
tiently waiting for some months to
find a suitable location for our show
rooms and service station.
"The new location will enable us to
carry a complete stock of parts for
both the Apptrson and Grant. In
addition, the facilities and increased
floor space will enable us to give bet
ter service and expedite the move
ment of cars in and out of the service
The show room at the new location
will give us much more room and the
rear of the building will permit stock
ing a greater number of new cars.
states which they visited after leaving
Washington on August 28. they found
health officers on the job at the state
They met their first official at the
"Mason and Dixon line," on their way
north from Washington at the boun
dary line between Maryland and
Pennsylvania. Although all the mem
bers of the party were heavyweights
in the pink of condition and surely
did not look like children, the health
officer, H. A. Brinkerhoff, insisted on
searching the car for children. Need
less to say, he found none, as the
youngest member of the party, W. A.
Krohn, the photographer, admitted to
27 years of age, although he scarcely
looks over 2L
Give your Want Ad a chance to
make good. Run it in The Bee.
Held Up by Many Cops
During the last summer and fall
when the infantile paralysis epidemic
was at its height, motorists were put
to much inconvenience in many of
the eastern states by health oiucers.
Automobiles were searched for chil
dren being transported from one state
to another, the same as ywere the
The Hupmobile capital to capital
party met with no exception to this
rule, and in practically all the eastern
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Now's the time to
make up your mind that
you'll take better care
of your storage battery
during 1917 than you
did last year. We'll help
a lot if you'll let us.
2203 Farnam St, Omaha. Phone Doug. 5102
We'll be glad to test your battery at any time
Balance! Equalize the load and
the task becomes easier progress
swifter for men or motor cars
Two nimble arms of al
loy steel now do the work
which one "straight lift
ing" arm formerly did in
the Packard motor.
Divided burdens explo
sion stresses cut in half
are only two of the major
advantages of this epoch
marking V-type plant.
Set at an angle of sixty
degrees, the twin blocks of
responsive cylinders work
in powerful and balanced
The effect is a smooth
succession of power im
pulses overlapping and
equalizing one another
without waste of fuel or
need of compensating
And the result! A motor
so flexible so even so
mighty that the most
luxurious closed body is a
plaything for it in any
weather, on any road.
Prices for the open car
$3,050 and $3,500 at Detroit.
Ask the man who owns one
See the On Motor Salca Company,
Fortieth and Farnam Streets, Omaha.
Branch at Sioux City. Iowa. .
hy this company have been desirable
iii every respect. It has been my ex
perience that a firm 5,000 miles away
that has the initiative required to
make a connection with an American
' manufacturer is a pretty high cali
bered business institution.
"Another thing that makes foreign
business most desirable is the fact that
when it is winter in this country it
is summer on the opposite corner of
the globe and the selling season is at
its height. Thus, if export trade is
sulliciently cultivated, factory pro
duction schedules can run at the same
I speed the year around, making for
i economical manufacture and efficiency
throughout the whole organization.',
Texas Saxon Dealers to
Attend New York Show
. Twenty-eight Saxon motor car
dealers from the state of Texas will
tourney northward to New York tor
show week and will spend the days
o 1 the big automobile exhibit in get
ting pointer for their work in
They will go under the direction of
'the Uav-Rosc company of Dallas,
Saxon distributors for the state.
Heretofore Chicago has been the
hig motor car show for the west and
southwestern dealers, and each year
has seen more and more of them
attending the exhibition in the Colis
eum. New York, however, opens the
motor car show season.
J. V. Hardy of the Ray-Rose com
pany, who looks after Saxon dealers
all over Texas, realized the advantage
to be gained by taking his dealers to
New York and he planned the trip.
Omaha Tire Repair Co.
! To Enlarge Its Quarters
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of the automobile industry the tire
interests are keeping up the same
Henry Nygaard, proprietor of the
Omaha Tire Repair company, has re
cently announced his intention to
add to his present location a building
equal in floor space to his present
In speaking of this year's business
Nygaard asserts that his business ls
increased to exceed by 50 per cent
the business done last year. "The
Diamond line," he says, "which we
recently took on, has proved to be a
very good seller, and we owe our in
crease in part to the addition of this
Indlretitlon Do to Constipation.
Tl i do of Dr. Kiwi's Now Life Pill,
tonltht. P how much better you fel In
the morning. 36c. All drwrftlstsAdv.
A BIO TOURING CAR FOR FIVE PEOPLE
New Series Saxon "Six"
From the standpoint of radical de
partures in design this new series
Saxon "Six" b unchanged.
But in a score of ways It is a better
car. a greater value than ever before.
The events of the part twelve months
have conclusively proved the funda
mentals of Saxon "Six" construction
to be as advanced as is possible in
the light of present-day automobile
This is evident to the pubHc,
evident as it is to ourselves.
Nearly everybody now concedes
Saxon "Six" to be a car of uncom
monly fine quality one of the very
best cars in the world regardless of
So attention was turned to refine
ment where refinement seemed pos
sible. These newer attractions naturally
group themselves into two classes
those that are evident at a glance
and those that reveal themselves
in smoothness, abler performance.
In the first class, of course, is the new
body. It has been built roomier than
ever, and more comfortable.
You'll find the doors wider, entrance
and exit easier and more convenient,
and the cushions are softer and
There is little need to speak of the
new mode body lines. They Impress
themselves upon you in the first look.
In the second class of improvements
comes the 2' crankshaft and other
detailed improvements in the motor.
Probably it is in these motor re
finements we take the greatest pride.
Mainly because it seemed impossible
to better the Saxon "Six" motor.
But it was finally found possible to
make smoother and more supple
even its smooth and supple power
flow. Even more rarely than formerly will
Saxon "Six" owners resort to gear
In behalf of greater strength and
safety the brakes are now a full 12
And the wonderfully easy-riding
qualities of Saxon "Six" have been
heightened by the 41J-inch rear
springs of full cantilever type.
Shod "Sis" is $865 f. o. b. D.troit.
Noyes-Killy Motor Company
2066-68 Farnam Street. ............ Omaha Distribute
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We Are Not Yet Caught
Up With Our Orders
In extending the compliments of the coming
season to our many friends, we regret most sin
cerely that we were unable to make deliveries to
all who desired to purchase Oakland cars. We
sincerely hope that the increased manufacturing
facilities installed by the Oakland factory will en
able us to secure a car for each buyer during the
Oakland Sensible "6"
A large, roomy, 5-passenger
$875 I. e. b. factory.
Oakland Reliable "8"
A large 7-passonger touring
$1,585 f. o. b. factory.
Lininger Implement Co.
6th and Pacific St. Phone Doug. 109
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