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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 19, 1917)
1HE' OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: AUGUST 19, 1917.
HAS FINE STRETCHES
New Packard Twin Six is Model of Beauty
GAS BIKE DEALERS
TO MEOTIN OMAHA
Victor Roos, Distributor of
Harley Davidsons, Lands Dis
trict Convention for Five
Secretary Smythe of Omaha
Auto Club Reports on Con
ditions as He Finds
The roads in the vicinity of Schuy
ler and Central City are among the
best in jrebraska, according to the
report of S. E. Smythe of the Omaha
Automobile club, who recently made
the trip west with H. C. Osterman,
field secretary of the Lincoln High
way, in the Lincoln Highway car.
The farmers there are making use
of the five oilers donated to the as-
sociation and the results are worthy
of the efforts expended.
As a whole the roads between
Omaha and Chcyenn. are only fair,
hut the stretch of all-weather road
from Sutherland into" Cheyenne is
excellent. This is a distance of 209
miles and the compressed all-gravel
roadbed is like a newly-laid city
pavement. The worst place that was
-truck was at Big Springs, where
tour miles of sand-washes proved
detriment to easy travel.
Mr. Smythe says that Kimball
county, which has one-twentieth of
the population of Douglas county, also
has an all-gravel road, while the sand
and dust in r.utoniobilist experiences
on the highwy here is known to
Sees Doug Fairbanks.
At Cheyenne Douglas Fairbanks
with his company of fifty people were
making up a picture entitled "Fancy
Jim Sherwood," which he promised
would app:ar in Omaha shortly. In
cidentally, while there Douglas signed
up Sam Browne!!, champion rough
rider of the world, who participated
in Frontier Days at Cheyenne.
The Yellowstone road from Chey
enne through is in fair condition, but
at Lost Cabin a detour is necessary
through Nowood and Ten Sleet,
thence to Basin.
Another detour is also necessary
between Cheyenne and Rawlins. From
Cheyenne it is advisable to go to Tie
Siding, then to Saratoga and, fol
lowing this road, back to the main
highway, While traveling along this
detour the two observers sighted
Carbon, which is the nearest ghost
city of the west, formerly a large
mining town, but now absolutely de
void of life.
Saxon Dealers to Start
Harvest Campaign Soon
Instead of bting the stack months
for the retail automobile business,
July and August, this year are prov
insr lo be the big selling months. v
The fall has been shoved back into
summer so fair as motor car Belling
is concerned. This fact has been
brought home so forcibly to Saxon
dealers in all parts of the country
that they are now starting a-sales
program to be known as the harvest
Reports from the Saxon retail or
ganization dwelt mainly upon two
points with respect to business. They
say that all over the country people
who hesitated to purchase cars' last
spring are now seeking them in mid
summer; and also that, the ' present
crop outlook and the general speed
ing: tip of all kinds of business have
opened new sales fields for the au
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Lines that carry more of beauty
while yet retaining those hall marks
which long have, distinguished Pack
ard cars are the first appeal of the
new series Twin-Six just announced.
In both open and enclosed carriages
of the new model the lojig and low
effect is drikingly apparent.
The top of the higher, narrower
radiator breaks crisply into the bev
eled shoulders familiar in Packard
radiator design. The free-flowing
fuselage line of the new car follows
the plan of th narrowing bevels, mer
ging gradually into the cap molding
of the car. A form-fitting windshield
intersects at a smart angle.
First cars of the new series are
now being shown. Each of these
first cars has been finished fn derby
red. Those who have seen a typical
tar of the new lint speak of it as
a new creation.
Changes in the Twin-Six motor are
refinements of detail. The full power,
Aid in Reducing; Expense of
Manufacturing Motor Cars
by the Maxwell Com
pany. "Mechanical marvels are frequently
produced by great scientists working
to further the efficiency in manufac
turing goods," asserts C. C. May.
Perhaps the most modern thought of
scientists in the mechanical field is
expressed in a unique machine that
has been installed in the Detroit plant
of the Maxwell Motor company, Inc.
"The Mechanical marvel is one of a
battery of eleven of its kind used in
the giant machine shops of the coun
try. It is one of the reasons for the
big production of the Maxwell plant.
Rapid Working DrilL
"Forty-eight holes are bored at one
time in a motor casting by the ma
chine. The entire drilling job is per
formed in one minute and forty-eight
"Each of these machines reoresents
an investment of $50,000 by the Max
well company. Its automatic work
operates to save money for the ulti
mate motor car buyer.
"The drills are to he seen nroieet
ing through the holes in the walli qf
this hungry metal worker. They pro
trude downward , from the top, up
through the bottom, and forward from
the back and side-parts of the monster
Work Is Automatic.
"When ia use the main motor cast
ing is placed on the base of the drill
ing machine and made fast. It fits
tight on the base and when the power
is applied. the drjlls automatically bore
into the casting. In less than two min
utes thereafter all the valve stem
holes and other drill holes required
in the efficient and standardized power
plant are drilled to a fraction of a
thousandth of an inch.
"The capacity of these super-dread-riaught
drillers is 500 motors daily.
Operators of this battery of costry
machines must bring skill and me
chanical knowledge to their tasks.
They are paid from $9 to $11 a day for
"It is because of this and similar
improved factory methods that the
Maxwell production reaches the 100,
000 car figure a year."
Grant Motor Car Concern
Builds Immense Addition
Though the Grant Motor Car cor
poration moved into a big, new fac
tory only eight months ago the pro
duction of the Grant Six has grown
so rapidly that the company is already
compelled to increase its facilities by
the building of an $80)00 addition.
"With building material prices as
high as they are now and labor as
scarce as it is," says George S. Waite,
sales manager of the Grant company,
"it is a safe bet that we wouldn't be
adding to our factory if we could get
along without it. When we occupied
the present plant last January ye
thought we should be able to take
care of production for a year or two.
We expected to grow, but like the
man in the song, we didn't expect it
"The additional factory space will
be in use before the first of the year,
and will enable us to increase the out
put of Grant Sixes for early spring
delivery by 25 per cent.
"Events have greatly expanded the
market of the Grant Six and. we are
looking forward to t continuance of
higher price levels for several years.
While we are not ready to announce
our 1918 plans, we can say that they
will contain some genuinely surpris
"Right now the farm field is occu
pying most of our attention. Sales al
ready indicate that the farmers are
buying cars on a scale that eclipses
all former records. Both in the farm
ing territory and in the cities ;the
Grant Six is enjoying phenomenal
popularity. There is nO gloom in the
urant six organization.
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IN A DOUBtE SENSE the new R.o Six h en.
titled to that distinction. 1
IN BEAUTVOF LINE and cur,, thik Rao V
peals to persons of refinement and good Uit.
IN FINISH and appointments it is a car for the
IN PRICE it U well within the reach of those who
demand a car of sterling quality and hendsomo
appearance, but who do net depend on an au
tomobile alone to lend them social dittinction.
THIS SIX IS GENUINE throughout. Nothing
shoddy no imitations no substitute!. -j,
AND ITS BEAUTY is not merely ikin d.en .
internally Reos are even more carefully made.
THAT'S WHY WE SAY this R.o Six Amer
ica's most refined car.
REFINEMENT OF DETAIli-Little improve-
ments made wheravar and whenaver the nead
or the opportunity appeared, over a period of
years, have resulted in an highly perfected
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DUtributora Eaitera and Northwn Ntbruka ana Western
JVIost Refined Six II!
NO NEW SIX no "one year" model could poa- 5
sibly give the same service as this Reo that has t!i
pasted through the severest of all tests ev V -J -
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everywhere and under all kinds of conditions. E 1
,most Makers chance model, from year to is;
year. This year's model is radically different . 15
from that of last year.
WE REO FOLK do set do that. Wo begin with - 1 5
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a soua roundaiion the chassis design that is "g-
the Result of long years of successful building 1 5 1
of 'good automobiles. -
THEN WE STRIVE from day to day to improve
en that' standard model till it is as nearly par
feet as is humanly possible.
THE LOW UPKEEP, the few repair., the won
derful dependability, and the small deprecia-
tion In valua after years of usa are the result
of that policy. , . .
DEMAND it in leaping with the quality the
value. And that is unprecedented.
A. H. JONES
DUtrlbutor South. and West.ni N.br.ska and North.
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7 Passenger Touring
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, 5-Passenger Touring . ,
Price b f. o. b. Lansing and b aubject to increate without notice. fSf
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smooth action and economical per
formance of the Twin-Six have estab
lished the twelve-cylindeT engine in
the 'favor of the motoring public, la
the new series,' the channeling of the
gas passages in the cylinder head has
been improved, to insure an ever bet
e'er distribution of fuel to the cylin
ders and thus to attain to even more
marked economy, especially in hand
ling loV-gravity gasoline. The new
motor is notable for its clean design.
The control has been simplified. A
clean steering column is achieved by
removal of the control board and
placing of ignition, lighting and fuel
mixture controls in a convenient set
ting on the instrument board. The
gear shift lever is in the central posi
tion. The wheel base of the 3-35 is 13d
inches and that of the 3-25 is 128
There are seventeen different body
styles in the new line, each1 of them
suited to a purpose and expressive of
the best taste in the coach builder's
All bodies are roomy and com
fortable. The open cars are uphol
stered in straight-grain, hand-buffed
leather, plaited. Interiors of enclosed
carriages are tailored in soft textures,
patterns of which may be selected
from a wide variety of weaves. Lus
trous finish and perfect appointments
give the final touch of elegance to the
new series cars. f
Victor Roos, who recently returned
from Milwaukee, home of the Harley-
Davidson cycle products, succeeded
in having the western convention held
in this city for Harley-Davidson deal
ers from Nebraska, Iowa, South Da
kota, Kansas and Colorado.
In place of holding a national show
at Chicago in the fall of the year, as
in former years, there will be several
conventions held in different sections
of the United States, Omaha being
chosen for the middle west, lhe con
vention will be held during the early
part of September.
Four more three-speed single-cyl
inder Harley-Davidsons have rust
been delivered by Victor H. Roos io
the Nebraska Power company for use
in its service department.
While at the Harley-Davidson fac
tory last week Mr. Roos learned
prices are to be given a boost on both
motorcycles and bicycles, and as a
consequence another floor of the
building he is now in had to be ap
propriated to house the stock pur
chased while there.
Mammoth Forge Shop is
One of the many individual mar
vels at the Toledo factory of the
Willys-Overland company is the
mammoth forge shop. Here are used
eighty-five steam hammers and fifty
seven forging and "upsetting' ma
chines, the latter being for flanges,
hinges and heads of various parts.
Over 2,000,000,000 cubic feet of artifi
cial' gas are used annually by the
forge furnaces. Seven billions of cas-
oline, or 1,000 tank cars, are consumed
yearly in the forge shop.
Bee Want Ads Produce Results.
Here is a golden opportunity for you to purchase
fully guaranteed auto tires at less than factory cost
5 32x3 Clincher plain $8.50
4 30x3 Dunlop plain $9.00
l 30x3 Ms Dunlop non-skid. .$9.50
13 31x3 Clincher plain.. $9.50
7 31x34 Clincher non-skid, $9.90,
7 34x3 Clincher plain. '.$11.50
2 34x3 Dunlop plain. .$11.50
3 34x3 Dunlop non-skid.
2 34x3 Clincher non-skid,
30x4 Clincher plain $15.25
30x4 Clincher non-skid, $16.10
31x3 Clincher plain $13.50
32x4 Dunlop non-skid, $14.50
32x4 Clincher non-skid, $14.50
13 32x4 Clincher plain. . .$13.75
15 33x4 Clincher plain. .$14.25
4 33x4 Clincher .on-skid, $15.00
9 33x4 Dunlop non-skid, $15.00
3 34x4 Clincher non-skid, $15.25:
3 34x4 Clincher plain. . . . $14.50
7 35x4 Clincher non-skid, $15.75
5 34x4 Dunlop non-skid, $15.75
10 35x4 Dunlop plain $15.25
1 36x4 Clincher plain $16.00
2 36x4 Dunlop plain. .. .$16.00
3 36x4 Dunlop non-skid. . $16.50
1 36x4 Clincher non-skid, $16.50
6 35x4 Dunlop plain. . .$20.00,
6 35x4 Clincher plain. .$20.00
3 35x4 Clincher non-skid,
2 36x4 Dunlop plain. . .$20.25
3 36x4 Dunlop non-skid, $21.50
3 37x4 Dunlop non-skid, $22.50
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These prices are made to dispose of same at once.
Lininger Implement Co.
Sixth and Pacific Sts., Omaha, Neb.
Telephone Douglas 109.
TOURING CAR, 5 -PASSENGER $1259
TOURING CAR, 7 -PASSENGER $135
STANDARD ROADSTER - - - $1250
TOURING SEDAN - - $1850
. CABRIOLET, 3 PASSENGER - $1623
TOWN CAR, 7 -PASSENGER - $2925
TOWN CAR, LANDAULET $3025
LIMOUSINE, 7-PASSENGER $2925
LIMOUSINE LANDAULET $3025
RECORD SPEEDSTER $2500
DUPLEX, 4 -PASSENGER - - $1475
ALL PRICES F.O.B. DETROIT AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE
WESTERN MOTOR CAR COMPANY
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WALTER S. JOHNSON, Saeratary and Salas Manager. E. V. ABBOTT, Vice President and General Manager.
""""'"i nooper, naiungc, i.e&raska, and Wichita, Kansas.
2054 Fa mam Street.
Phone Douglas 4904.
THRIFTY AND BEAUTIFUL -WHERE
CAN YOU MATCH ONE OF THESE TEN
They are all from thirty to ninety days ahead of the time, for
they are the advanced autumn and winter styles.
So, in buying a car now you will find that the newest devices,
the latest improvements and the most recent developments in
motor car building are right here in a Chalmers.
And there are ten of these Chalmers. You will find among them
a full range of types from an eighty mile an hour (guaranteed) 1
speedster to a sedate limousine, or a sensible, thrifty touring
car to a decidedly smart town car, etc., etc.
They are without a question the best looking cars that
Chalmers ever built. But more important they are the most
thrifty cars that Chalmers ever built.
Picture all the car you want, all the room you can use, all the
speed you ever dare use, all the power you can ever wish for,
all the "hang to the road" quality you could desire.
And then bear in mind that these Chalmers are not large cars
but light cars, that they have less thaji a thirty horse power
engine (which means much every time you fill the gas tank)
thafa new tire does not cost a small fortune and that one tire
lasts many and many a day. ?
Good pointy to stick in your mind and pleasing to ponder
over after you have once seen how striking in beauty the ten
new Chalmers really are.
See them at once. You can buy now and save.
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