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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: MAY 27, 1911
SCARCITY OF RUBBER
Tire Manufacturers Sound the
Warning and Urge Conserva
tion Upon the Part of Au
A threatened scarcity o( tires dur
ing the present season, upon which
the war will have some bearing, will
it least have the effect of making the
motorist heed the advice of manufac
turer! in the proper care of their
'""W have never advised, from a
elfish point of view, that motorists
rive their tires every care and at
tention," said W. S. R'hr.d'
Omaha manager of the B; F. Good
rich Rubber company. All of the
vast amount of literature which we
liave issued onHhil subject has been
lone with the idea of educating auto
mobile owners in the proper care ot
tVmt thev might get
the very maximum of service from
them. This applies to all other tires
as well as Go&dricn.
Advice la Brought Home.
..xi.. ...;.i.cni n this advice will
vorai le brought home to thousands of
mach motorisie uii v
i the approximate waste of $30 per car
. owner during the 1916 season hat
Th'been conservatively estimated at
auout $150,000,000 tor tne enure coumry.
wllile And all of this hat been due to neg
ahows ;.nr n( rar owner.
weight "Tire manufacturera aee hundreds
( than 4,(f living examples of this negligence
.will wevery day. A remedy must soon be
Wheffected, for thia extravagant waste
0"1 tannot continue. It hat been almost
officiaimpossible for the tire manufacturers
'ws to keep pace with the production of
front new cart and at the same time meet
over the demands of the x:ari already in
use ' 0 ,
thr Shortage Now Exists,
A' " "An actual ihortage in certain
P ' ; exists it this time. Due to the
alertness of a great many dealers it
may be two to three months before
$ , the consumer feelt thia shortage, but
I it mast come, and when it does it it
' then the motor car ownert will be
more impretsed with the idea of giv
- ' ing their tires the care ther ahould
have and thereby add much to the
service they will give.
"The average manufacturer It
looking for all the business he can
get, but the problem of meeting the
present demands rather than antici
1 . pating targe increases it the. one that
II rubber companies are facing to
. day." , .
' Lower Bodies Are Feature
Of the Marmon New Cars
' Lower bodies, slanting windshields
and thinner tops are features of the
new closed car line announced by the
Nordyke & Marmon company, build
ers of the lightweight, Marmon 34.
. Scientific construction, it it said, has
made the Marmon chassis particularly
capable of bearing rigidly a closed cat
lop, with s minimum requirement for
ieavy tills and braces.
, Marmon closed cart for the 1917-18
season are seventy-nine and one-half
nches over all in height, and yet the
lead room is fifty-three and three
ourtht inches. This ia made possible
by having the floor boards only twen
" ly-three . and . three-fourthe Inches
from the ground, a feature In turn
made possible by Marmon design,
ahich 'eliminate! heavy under tillt
Big Lee Tire Business .
In May Increases Fast
The belief that a strong increase in
' price on Lee tires will take place in
the near future has caused a ruth of
business this month, according to M.
P. O'Connor of Powell Supply com
. '.. lany, f - '
Fabric hat gone up quite t bit end
labor and practically every element
of cost hat alto increased, so that an
advance of from 15 to 20 per cent in
the early part of June would not "be a
A. Not with tire trouble.
Q. What's the answer ? -A.
Lee Puncture Proof Pneumatic
Q. Are they anew stunt?
A. Not exactly. The "Lee" name has
been associated with the finest rub- .
. ber goods for generations. Lee
Tires are made by the same outfit
and the Puncture Proof feature is (
, particularly their own.
Q. What is the Puncture Proof thought?
A. Just puncture proof no more and
no less. The rows of steel discs
back of the tread take care of all
puncturing things that just loll the
ordinary, tire. Their Zig-Zag tread
is wonder against skidding you 1
just fed tfs so and their inner
tubes are made to ft lib Ttal g toes,
Get the full information from
Paige-Toledo Company People
Take Up Garden Proposition
"What can I do to show my pa
triotism in a thoroughly practical and
effective manner?" it a question of
Men in the motor csr Industry,
like thousands in other lines, have
been asking that question desiring,
to far as they are individually con
cerned, to convert the wave of pa
triotism that has swept the country
into something more useful than mere
flag waving. Motor car manufacturers
have already come forward with of
fers of their factories for government
Dealers and distributors, however,
have not the same opportunities as
the manufacturers and most of them
will have to devise other ways of do
ing their bit, but what that bit ahall
be is the problem. One of the most
important men in the Paige field or
ganization has hit upon a plan that
promises results. This distributor is
C. L. Sturtevant, president of the
Mr. Sturtevant's plan has nothing
to do with cars, trucks, armored ve
hicles or munitions, but is a contribu
tion to the solution of the food prob
lem. Being the owner of a good sized
piece of land only twelve miles from
Toledo he determined to make it not
ontv productive, but nseful to as many
individuals as possible. The soil is
rich and well adapted to the raising
ot garden vegetables and truits.
He offered any member of his staff
who wat willing to work the land all
he could raise on an acre. The prop.
osition was accepted and the land was
allotted among the Sturtevant sales
men, territory representative! and
employes ot tne icrvice and stock de
The Paige-Toledo- company plowt
and preparea the land for the crops
free of charge. Each man it given
s day off each week to work hia plot
and he it alto given transportation
in Paige cars to and from the gar
Pacific Coast Country Is"
Demanding Many Automobiles
The motor car business on the Pa
cific coaat is in s thriving condition,
according to reports to the nupmo
blle factory by Salea Manaeer J. E,
Fields. He it on a month't trip
tnrougn the wett and hat visited Kan
sas City. Los Angeles. San Franciaco.
Portland and Seattle. Dealer conven
tion! were held st each of these dis
tributing centers and he was able to
gain first hand information from Hup.
mobile dealers in regard to the busi
"The Pacifie eoast li hungry for
motor cars," said Mr. fields. "All
winter western dealers were unable to
get automobilee on account of the
freight car altuation. Ai a result they
are hundreds of orders behind for im
"A big aupply of cars will be neces
sary to meet the requirements along
the Pacific eoast. I find business is
continuing along normal linea and
everybody feels that the prosperity
enjoyed for the last two years will
Norfolk Man Would Have
Autos Taxed by Uncle Sam
L. H. Lindemann of Norfolk ia ad
vocating a scheme of federal taxation
of automobile! which he believe! will
be the solution of the motor licensing
Mr. Lindemann point! out federal
taxation of automobiles would net the
government s very sizeable income.
He further declarea it would be s pro
tection to ownera of automobile! and
would Itop thieving organizations.
ine Nortoik man believe! the gov
ernment ihoutd set the income from
automobiles because motor cara are
very much "interstate business." He
also saya title ahould be standardized
and every auto owner be subject to
the same rule of title from Atlantic
to the Pacific and that this can be
attained only through federal taxa
tion and registration. '.
Persistent Advertising it the Road
Give more dra comfort
and mileage than ever
before claimed for any
standard make of diet.
thickness and ragged
neat. They are extreme
ly topple, tough, realW
tent and long wearing.
1081 Farnam St.
Phone Doug. 921.
The picture above showt Mr. and
Mrs. Edward 6. Horton in their red
Scrippa-Booth Eight just a few mo
ment! prior to their departure for
Lot Angelea by the way of Denver
and Salt Lake. These young people
are out for s lark and will stop at
variout points of interest along the
route and are well equipped for the
journey across the continent Mr.
Horton haa become quite famout in
Omaha for the tpeed ttuntt he has
pulled off with the Scripps-Booth
THIS UNSOLICITED COMMENT Brings to
Light in. Strongest Contrast the Advances
Made in Motor Car Construction. It Shows
SAME KIND S XtS Yrogr
for the Coast
Eight, and it will be recalled that a
couple of months ago during our bad
weather he made a trip from Fre
mont to Omaha (thirty-eight mites)
in one hour and ten minutes through
six inches of snow and mud.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Horton are suit
ably garbed in their khaki suits, but
are not carrying camping equipment,
as they will stop at hotels along the
The man shown in the rear seat is
W. M. Clement, Omaha distributor of
the Chalmers Has More Than
"Abreast The Times'
Yacht Nokomis, Owned by
Dodge, in Government Service
The steam yacht "Nokomis," owned
by H. E. Dodge, motor car manufac
turer, has become an instrument of
The "Nokomis," considered one of
the finest yachts afloat, was offered
to the government shortly after
America's declaration of war.' Mr.
Dodge wat notified of itt acceptance
and preparation! for it began. 'May
16 it cleared from it! coaling dock in
Detroit, bound for the St Lawrence
river, the gulf and New York. At the
latter port it will be taken over by
the government. Exact plant for the
future of the "Nokomis" are withheld
by the government, but it is known
that its name will be changed and
that it will soon appear 'in full naval
The "Nokomis" is of 303-ton bur
den, of steel construction, 180 feet
over all, and an extreme breadth of
237 feet. It is equipped with triple ex
pansion, four-cylinder engines and is
easily capable of eighteen knots per
hour. It was launched in December,
1913. Since June 4, 1914, when it made
ita first trial run, It has cruised 35,000
miles. The value of the "Nokomis" is
Western Motor Car Company
'" Weatern DUtributors
Chat. R. Hannan, Jr., Pres. ; Walter S. Johnson, Sec'y and Sales Mgr. ; E. V.Abbott, Vice Pres. and Gen. Mgr.
2054 Farnam' Street Omaha, Neb. Phone Doug. 4904
' , Branches: Lincoln, Hooper and Hatting.
If Watch the Ease 1 If Pv!yF .f?d 11
I ; ri,;i, 18 1 dash of its "de- Iftf
1 StWt, e I ! -stroyer" lines Iff
I KING takes the of g have captivated
I difficult spots I the public and 3
li for motorists ll I manufac :t in r er i
I rightinthiscity I ?Snfnew
Noyes-Killy Motor Co. ' - Noyet-Killy Motor Co. .
Omaha Distributor Omaha Distributor
2066-68 Faraam St. 2066-68 Farnam St.
Phono Doug. 7461. Phone Doug. 7461.
f. e. b. Detroit
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