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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: FEBRUARY 11, 1917.
PALM ROOM CLUB
AT ADTO DISPLAY
Basement Exhibitors Organize
What They Call the Palm
Boom Boosting Club.
NO "STOCK SELLING" CAES
"The Palm Room" is the high
sounding title that has been bestowed
oponthe basement of the nrnny Audi
torium by automobile dealers who
drew exhibit space in the subway for
the annual Omaha Automobile Show,
which will be held February 26 to
March 3 inclusive.
Eleven dealers drew space in the
basement, or Palm Room as they call
it Those eleven dealers promptly
organized what they call "The Palm
Room Boosting club," and already
they are starting to make so much
noise dealers who have the choice
space on the main floor are beginning
to fear the lads in the subway will
hold the whole auto show. Manager
Powell has arranged for special dec
orations for the Palm Room and there
will also be special music. The Palm
Room boosters declare the biggest
crowd at the auto show will be found
in the Palm Room at all times and
that it will stay there. The firms in
the Palm Room dub are W. M. Clem
ent Motor company, Nebraska Glide
Auto company, Raapke Motor Car
company, Nebraska Paterson Auto
company, Omaha Chandler company,
R. W. Craig, Inc, The Motor company
Nebraska White company, W. T.
Hanse Auto company, Anderson
ciecinc car company ana western
Motor Car company.
There will be no "stock setting"
cars at the Omaha auto show, says
Manager Powell At the big national
snows, where a 100,000 feet of floor
space or more is used, many cars
that do not last longer than the week
ot the show are exhibited. 1 here will
be none of these in Omaha because
DTosiectTve automobile owners in
this part of the country are only in
terested in the sturdy cars built to
stand practical usage. So all cars at
the Omaha show will be the genuine
article, cars that can be taken from
the display booth and placed right
Beats Railroad Fare
' By Dodge Brothers Car
F. C Sumner of Livingston, Mont,
and Mrs. Sumner recently decided
that they would spend some time -n
And they farther made up then
minds that their Dodge Bros, road
ster had given them such good serv
ice around home that they would call
on it for the long trip.
They covered the 1,450 miles from
Livingston to Los Angeles without
trouble of any kind and, furthermore,
their total expense was only $34,
while the same journey by rail would
have cost nearly $100 more for rail
road fare alone.
Livingston is situated north of Yel
lowstone park and the route covered
by Mr. and Mrs. Sumner is of inter
est to tourists who are planning a
trip to the coast with a stop at the
The Sumners passed through the
northwest corner of Yellowstone and
on to Pocatello and from there to
Salt Lake City, thence to Ely, Nev,
and over the Midland trail and down
' the Owens valleys to Los Angeles.
They were twelve and a half days
making the journey and camped out
every night with the exception of the
one spent in Salt Lake City.
Give your Want Ad a chance to
make good. Run it in The Bee.
IS ONE 07 FIVE LARGEST
F, i a v -.
K L' V "V Vt V
W. L. KILLY.
Still another evidence of the relative
importance of Omaha as a distribut
ing center for automobiles was
brought to the attention of an Omaha
Bee representative during the Chicago
The Saxon factory crowd enter
tained the various distributors and
dealers at an elaborate banquet at
the Blacks tone hotel. The banouet
extended oyer a period of two hours
ana many interesting talks had been
prepared treating upon the subject
of efficiency and progress.
Illustrations in the form of motion
pictures were used to emphasize and
and bring cat clearly mental impres
sions and points ot importance in the
scheme of production. Pictures were
shown which took the guests step by
step from the first Saxon automobile
to the present efficient models.
Old views of the factory were
shown in comparison with the present-day
Saxon plant, which includes
the large site recently purchased upon
which several new buildings are under
The thing, however, which im
pressed the Nebraskans and made us
throw out our chests was a flash
showing the five leading Saxon dis
tributors, among which was W. L.
Killy of the Noyes-Killy Motor company.
Western Motor Car Company
Moves Into New Quarters
The Western Motor Car company
has recently moved into a permanent
location at 2054 Farnam street, and,
according to E. V. Abbott and W. S.
Johnson, is "all set" ready to take on
Manager Wilson of the Omaha Sav
age Sales company has unloaded a
second shipment of Savage tires, con
sisting of 1,400 casings and an equal
number of tubes. The first shipment
was disposed of in short order and
Wilson asserts that they will easily
dispose of a carload every ten days.
Wilson has established beyond all
doubt an enviable reputation as a "live
wire" at the Savage factory in Cali
fornia and all indications so far are
that he is adding to his reputation in
getting the Omaha branch started.
Announcement has recently been
made to the effect that R. R. Mc
Nemar of Des Moines has taken over
the Omaha Chandler company and the
territory controlled by that company.
McNemar.is a strong Chandler en
thusiast and the Card-Adams Motor
company of Lincoln, state distribu
tors for the Chandler, look for ex
cellent results in the Omaha territory.
WALT MASON POEM
ON HAYNES AUTOS
"Before I Bought Myself a
Eaynes My Diaphragm Was
Full of Fains.
"THE CAR CUBE" IS' TITLE
Bv WALT MASON.
"Before I bought myself a Haynes,
my diaphragm was full of pains; I
had about a hundred ills, for which I
doped myself with pills. I knew
that I was growing old, and had m
whiskers full of mold, and felt that
was drawing near the place where I
"I'd fallen in a beastly rut; I hung
around my little hut and ate my
meals, and took a walk, and went to
bed, all by the clock. I hardly ever
went away, but kept my groove day
after day. I sat for boors around
mv shack and read the blamed old
almanac and found that I was in the
soup; I had the measles and the
croup, the mumps, the glanders and
a wen, and every ill that tortures
Fears of Old Age.
"When one is waxing on in years.
he's always full of foolish fears that
some disease will come along and take
him from the mundane throng. And
every time he feels an ache he fears
the worst and starts to quake. He's
always thinking of his ills, and al
ways buying basswood pills.
"Get some new interest in life,"
observed mv eood and trusty wife:
"quit brooding o'er your chicken-
pox, and thinking you'll be in a box.
Go, get a car, and scoot around, and
scorch a million miles of ground, and
breath the soft-boiled country air,
and vou 11 feel better, I declare.
"When Jane hands down a stern de
cree, obedience is up to me. And so
I took a roll of bills that I had
planned to spend for pills, to keep
my poor old form alive, and bought
a Haynes, and learned to drive. And
now 1 am the blamedest tan I 1 am
the merriest old man I I do not
brood in my abode, but jaunt along
the open road, and see new races by
the way, and have adventures every
day. 1 never knew mere was sucn
fun beneath the good old smiling
"The pains I knew have disap
peared; there is no fungus in my
beard. I wouldn't give a pewter
cent for all the pills you can invent.
"If there are other ancient lads
who buy up dope and liver pads, and
porous plasters by the peck, and
salves for joint and limb and neck,
they're surely in a doleful fix; they
ought to buy a Haynes Lignt sue.
Pullman Model of Eight
Years Ago Crosses Continent
It remained for a veteran Pullman,
vintaee of 1909. to accomplish the on.
believable. Today it holds the record
for being the oldest motor car, in
point of continuous service, that ever
crossed the Lincoln Hignway, accord-
me to word received bv the 1. O.
Northwall company, representative of
the Pullman line.
Henry A. Reid of Santa Rosa, CaL,
decided he wanted some esatern cli
mate. He told his friends that he
was going to make the trip by motor
in the car he had already driven 47.-
000 miles. His friends pointed out
thousand and one pitfalls that
would come his way if he attempted
such a long tour in an old car.
But Mr. Keid was determined. He
knew his 1909 model Pullman better
than anybody his devout faith in it
paved the way. ihe car made good.
some tire trouble being lus only dit-
hculty on the long trip.
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Cold night, road, speed,
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Frequent inspection helps
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Uncle Sam May
Use All Shops of
U.S. Rubber Plant
The following telegram was sent to
President Wilson by Samuel P. Colt,
president of the United States Rubber
company, from the company's head
offices at 1790 Broadway, New York
"New York, Feb. 3, 1917.-To the
president, Washington, D. C:
"The manufacturing and distribut
ing resources of the United States
Rubber company and its subsidiaries
are at the service of the United States
at this time. I have so advised the
secretary of war and the secretary of
"United States Rubber Company,
"Samuel P. Colt, President"
As well as the telegrams referred
to in the above message to President
Wilson, a similar telegram was also
dispatched at the same time to the
advisory commission of the council
of national defense at the capitoL
The United States Rubber company
controls the resources of forty-seven
great rubber factories, as well as sev
eral important plantations. It is the
largest rubber manufacturer in the
In placing at this time at the dis
posal of the government of the United
States the manufacturing and distrib
uting resources of the gigantic con
cern of which he is the head. Colonel
Colt offers to Uncle Sam the experi
ence and perfect organization of one
of America's greatest corporations, as
well as such essentials of modern
warfare as tires, rubber for aeroplanes,
bandages, boots and the thousands
of other articles that wilt be demand
ed by the War department
Peerless Building Three
New Shops to Meet Demand
On every hand the manufacturers
are telling about the growth of their
business during the last twelve
months. If new buildings are not act
ually being erected the plans are on
paper for them and work is about to
begin. Some of the" concerns are
more definite, however, in their state
ment and among them is the Peerless
Motor Car company of Cleveland, a
company which, in spite of the fact
that it is one of the pioneers in the
industry, seems never to stop
It is officially stated that by the
first of the year the three new build
ings in process of erection at the
Peerless plant will be in use, thereby
giving the big factory more than 150,
000 feet of floor space. The new fac
tory additions comprise two three
story brick structures and one saw
tooth chassis assembling building
about 325 by 175 feet in size. The
new factory group will be devoted
exclusively to the manufacture of the
model 56 eight-cylinder car, the de
mand for which made necessary an
addition to the factory.
Hudson Super-Six Motor
Is Feature at Auto Show
The motor of the Hudson Super-Six,
revolving on its mounted pedestal, is
one of the features of this year's auto
At the several shows where it has
thus far been exhibited this motor
has been a magnet for not only the
curious, but for thoughtful, motor
The 1916 achievements of the Hud
son Super-Six, made possible by this
engineering triumph, have been given
such widespread notice in the coun
try's press that people are glad to
get a close view of it. They marvel
at the engine, which has shown a ca
pacity fjr driving a car at hitherto
undreamed-of speed. The wise ones
examine the Hudson motor minutely,
as though seeking to penetrate its
Pelton Will Show Line of
Vim Trucks at Auto Show
One of the special models of the
Vim truck to be shown at the forth
coming Automobile show will be
"Model U." This special undertakers'
model has been designed with Hue re
gard to utility and elegance. Refine
ment prevails in each detail of finish
and appointment. The chassis is the
Besides "Model U," several other
Vim models will be shown, also a Vim
chassis, and those attending the show
who are interested in trucking prob
lems should not fail to visit and in
spect this line.
Dozens of Joys in the
Hoodoo Number Thirteen
"Nope, thirteen didn't even feaze
me," said Lou J. Traynor of the
Traynor Automobile company, dis
tributors of Cole and Inter-State
cars, when asked about all that thir
teen stuff he is tangled up in for
the coming motor car show. Thir
teen looks like the best bet in the
entire layout to me. You know, we
are thirteenth in seniority, will oc
cupy booth No, 13 and our thirteen
salesmen will surely sell thirteen cars
a day and get at least thirteen big
dealers. Omaha's thirteenth show
next year will see proof that when it
comes to this thirteen stuff we are
the genuine little Chris Columbuses.
I'd like to exhibit thirteen cars in
the booth, but Clarke Powell, hon
orable manager, says that the other
thirteen that passed the number thir
teen up took so much space that 'it
can't be did.' Thirteen wives or thir
teen kids might bring a little regret,
but that Omaha show thirteen is sure
to bring nothing but an old-time
baker's dozen of joys."
Persistent Advertising Is the Road
I 1 If
THE King Motor Car Company is
leadership. The popularity of the King
ear, proven by wonderful mu-eimiMng ;
and Car Owners' Service Testa, is ore
to exceed the soooew of previous yean.
The King chassis as offered to the pub
lie is a continuation of a Tear! manu
facture to which have been added
various body types Towing, Foursome
Roadster and Sedan with graceful,
stylish line and rlaaooacti varkuisaqadetly
bespeak the splendid quality of the machia
err they cover and eooapcr snoot faveraUy
with art of nach Ughcr price.
7-Pnnanow Temhm ttSttS
3-Pemmupr Htmiitw . $1988
T-Paeevr Smdau . $2150
bwki,t.M aBft.a, Dana
NOYES-KILLY MOTOR CO,
2066-68 Farnam St Omaha Dtttribaton. .
The Car That Convinces"
Particular Features Designate This Quality
Car As An Exceptional Proposition
Basically, the MONROE car has attained its position in the class and quality rank by refinement
and development along established lines, rather than by jumping to fads and fancies in
search of "selling" points. ,
In every detail and in every part and accessory, the MONROE car embodies the very highest
efficiency and quality known to present day motor car practice irrespective of cost.
That's why, at the price of $985.00, the MONROE car adds distinction and prestige both to the
dealer who sells it, and to the person who owns it
FEATURES OF DESIGNi
1. VarvMn-hwKl motor conatructiua.
2. The im of a highly dawtuaod and highly ra-
fnaod 4-cvimder motor.
3. Preuaro oiling.
4. Daop rrefiM aoBStnactioB.
5. Compound cantiWrar spring,
6. Dotacbabla cylmdor heads,
7. Equal traetiva dif forantiaL.
MONROE MOTOR COMPANY
L. E. DOTY, INC., Omaha, Neb.
2027-29 Farnam St
Be Sure To See Our Exhibit At Auto Show
Phone Doug. 8554..
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