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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: NOVEMBER 11, 1917.
Preparations for Converting
Automobile Industries Into
Manufacture of War
The automobile industry is booked
for radical , changes through the
pressure for war equipment The
Washington correspondent of the
New York Journal of Commerce re
ports that the war industries board a
few days ago served notice on manu
facturers that the production of pas
senger cars must be reduced at least
40 per cent next year. A sudden
cutting off of the production of pas
senger automobiles, which is by far
the greater part of the automobile in
dustry, caused consternation among
tlte manufacturers. They flocked to
Washington last Thursday (Novem
ber 1) and behind closed doors dis
cussed the problem before them. On
' "J he following day the Directors of
i the Automobile Chamber of Com
merce and the Motor and Accessories
Manufacturers' association met and
discussed the problem.
Have Different Plan.
While it was decided to co-operate
with the war industries board in every
possible way, the automobile manu
facturers had an alternative plan to
offer. It was proposed to begin by
reducing the output of passenger cars
by 15 per cent. In the meantime the
government's orders for Liberty mo
tors and for war trucks would begin
to fill up the factories. It was also
proposed that as rapidly as the pro
duction of passenger automobiles was
reduced by a plant the government
supply that plant with work of an
other character. For instance, it was
pointed out that the automobile plants
could easily turn their facilities to
making shells and similar munitions.
This suggestion yas laid before the
war industries board at the end of the
week, and it is expected that some
action will 5e taken on it before many
days have passed.
But the 'order which has, gone out
for the' reduction of passenger cars is
but iypical of , the radical changes
which may be expected in American
industries next year. The public may
not feel th,is change at the moment,
but it will be felt next spring and
Miintjier, when new orders would un
der formal conditions have gone in
, very heavily. By -reducing the pro-
duction of passenge', automobiles the
war 'industries board expects to ac
complish; two things. There will be
$ a conservation, of the. raw materials
going ;jnto the manufacture of such
cars,va.rtd there will be a reduction in
the tonsthnption of gasoline- by pri
vately owned passenger cars,-- inas
j much as there will be fewer such cars
I in operation. The passenger autotno
: bile has nearly passed out of existence
in England, and that is a thing which
may be expected ;in America ulti
mately if the war .continues for any
great length of time". J
j Ifateriai for Ships.
T& "materials which have "hereto
fore gone into'the making of pleasure
automobiles, will be used to '"make
destroyers, .and merchant ships and
similar things which are needed to de-
New Firm On Auto Row to Handle
Olympian and Jordan Automobiles
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The firm of Dill & Torring opened
a salesroom on the Auto row last
week and will distribute Olympian
and Jordan automobiles. R. C. Pe
terson, well known to the automobile
trade, will manage the new business.
Both Dill and Torring are experi
enced automobile men, having been in
the automobile business at Ruskin,
Neb., and they feel that they have
picked two winners.
The Olympian bears one of the
most mystic names of any automobile
and is derived from the name Olym-
pus, famous in Greek mythology.
Olympus was a mystic mountain
upon whose cloud-wreathed summit
dwelt the mighty gods of mythology.
These deities were revered for the
power, strength, beauty and grace
ascribed to them in superhuman de
gree. So much so, in fact, that the
Olympian games were held primarily
to encourage and, foster these godlike
qualities in mortal men. There
Greek met Greek in contests of
strength, speed and endurance the
reward a simple wreath of laurel.
feat Germany. It has just been
learned Mat the government needs
at this time from 600,000 to 700,000
tons of steel for the manufacture of
projectiles. This is but a beginning,
inasmuch as the government will
need several millions of tons of steel
to fill this one schedule for the. re
mainder of 1917 and all of the caleni
dar year of 1918. In addition to this
the emetgency fleet corporation has
alreardy asked for deliveries of steel
for the merchant shipbuilding pro
gram amounting to 3,850,000 tons,
including deliveries up to the middle
og 1919, Of the steel deliveries for
the merchant ship program 2,700,
000 tons are to be of plates and the
remainder shapes. There is yet the
tonnage needed for the construction
of destroyers to be accounted for.
If the government is to obtain the
materials necessary to manufacture
the munitions and other war supplies
needed ether lines of manufacture
must suffer. It is to see where re
traction can be made that the war
industries board is now making its
' Fine Growth in
Sales for Year
. "The year 1917hals brought no
slow-down in Chandler growth. On
the other.hand.Jri the face of the mgst
unusual condftmhSjwhich'" all indus
tries have had to toeet the year has
been marked by a very notable de
velopment of Chandler business," says
James M. Dunlap, sales manager of
the Chandler Motor Car company,
Cleveland, in a letter to R. L. Alley,
manager of the Omaha Chandler Car
"Times of stress are a test of
"The stability of the Chandler com
pany and the high standing of the
Chandler car with the American pub
lic have been splendidly demon
"Chandler sales during the first
three quarters of the year, January
last to September 30, showed an in.
crease of 47 per cent over the same
period last year. A remarkable in
crease when one considers the big
business into which the Chandler car
had earned its way in 1916.
, "The Chandler has moved forward
constantly ever since its introduction
to the public four years ago last July.
There has never been a time when the
Chandler position was weakened even
temporarily. There never has been a
time when the Chandler position was
not growing, stronger and stronger."
Only College Men at the
Third Training School
Friends and former attendants of
the Shattuck Military school have re
ceived the following information
"Lieutenant Colonel Edwin A. Hick
man, detailed to command the third
officers' training school, which will be
opened at Camp Grant January 5,
has announced that no applications
or recommendations for entrance to
the school will be considered other
than those by graduates of the Uni
versity of Chicago, the University of
Illinois, the University of Wisconsin
Western Military academy and Shat
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Eight Cylinder Sedan
Eight and Six-Cylinder Touring
Car and Roadster Models
JVANY features denote the new cart a the
" greatest Appertoa Bros. Automobile Co., the
oldest builders in the country, hare over produced.
They have improved body lines that bespeak the
power, speed and durability of the wonderful
power plant concealed beneath the hood.
New Type of Eight-Cylinder Engine
By adapting the aeroplane design of motor to
the 1918 eight-cylinder car, an advanced step to
ward simplification has been accomplished. More
than 100 parts customary to other eight-cylinder
engines are eliminated. Fewer parts mean less
friction and wear and greater economy. The
crankshaft is counterbalanced with the weights
cast integral with the shaft.
Five-Passenger Chummy Roadster
Apperson originated the four-passenger road,
ter and now the same company brings out a
five-passenger model of this design. The rear
seat accommodates three persons in comfort. This
style of car is adapted to both business and pleas
ure uses, an ideal combination.
Complete Line to Choose From
The 1918 series is produced in five and
seven-passenger touring par, five-passenger
roadster 6-cylinder models and the seven.passen
ger touring and five-passenger roadster body on
the eight-cylinder chassis. The new cart have
continuous fenders and running boards and a spe
cially constructed body that will prove absolutely
free from squeaks and rattles.
APPERSON MOTOR CO.
1060-62 Farnam St.
JLH.DE JONG, Manager.
Phons Douflas 3811.
ADTO THEFTS SHOW
Figures in New York City Show
More Than Double Number
of Cars Stolen This
Everywhere in the country thefts
of motor cars are increasing. In New
York the figures since January 1 have
risen from 121 a month to 294 in Oc
tober. The thievery has become sys
tematized. Is it possible that not
the police, but law-abiding citizens
and varieties of what is referred to as
"business men" are acting as the
dummy partners in motor thievery?
The explanation of the New York po
lice is that it is more profitable to lose
a motor car than to keep one. What
they mean is that while owning one
the best possible thing that can hap
pen is to have it stolen. And still
that is not the whole fact and decision
the police have arrived at, either;
so their several testimonials are ap
pended. This comes straight from a police
man at a traffic junction where most
cars from Massachusetts, New Jersey,
Rhode Island, Connecticut and upper
New York have to pass, and where
city machines which are in use pass at
least once a week:
Three in One Day.
'Today I caught three stolen auto
mobiles. One had been reported as far
away as South Carolina. It was
taken by two runaways j from the
army. We get descriptions of the
machines that have been stolen from
all parts of the country, and some
times when we signal traffic to stop
it is not always that a stoppage is
necessary. We see coming along a
car that reminds us of a car that's
missing and we want a moment's
chance to give it a 'once over.' Well,
today I captured three stolen cars
one a Ford, one an , and one a
high cost w The only reward I got
was for the Ford. It seems," said
he, "car owners don't care whether
they get back their stolen cars or not.
Of course I get my salary as police
man, and capturing thieves is my bus
iness. Yet the police somehow have
the idea that owners had just as soon
lose their cars as not. Why should
the owner of a stolen car costing
$2,000 care whether he gets it back?
"'Vobably he holds insurance. After
collecting from the insurance com
pany he gaily proceeds to buy the
"!ut wouldn't you think," asked the
policeman, "that the insurance com
panies would show some interest?
They don't. The police feel that
neither owner nor insurance company
has much interest in recovering the
goods. We can't quite make that
W. M. Clement Has Obtained
Distribution of Auto Car
During a recent eastern trip W. M.
Clement of the W. M. Clement Motors
company secured the distributing
agency for the Auto Car, a commer
cial vehicle which has a very enviable
reputation in all sections of the Unit
ed States. i
In connection with this announce
ment it is of interest to relate that
Clement has "grabbed off" the only
dealer's contract which the Auto Car
people have made in a city the size
of Omaha. In every other city of
any importance they operate their
According to Clement's statement,
the Auto Car is the largest seller in
the truck field today ami is used ex
tensively by such firms as the Stand
ard Oil company, Cudahy Packing
company. Adams Express company
and John Wanamaker.
Arrangements are being made for
the opening of a new day and night
service station, which will be oper
ated by Clement independent of his
present location. This Clement con
siders a necessary adjunct to any
truck business in order to keep trucks
in working condition 365 days in each
year. At the new service station all
repair work on Liberty and Scripp
Booth cars will be dona also.
LIVES IN A BOX
All Makes All Cars
Don't simply "put your
battery away" with your
car this winter it needs
whether it is in use or not
our storage rates are
cheap, and you'll have a
healthy battery in the
R. C. SMITH, Managar
2024 Farnam St., Douglas 3697
Bee. Want Ads Are Business Boosters For. Business
The Most Beautiful Car in America
Zero Weather Is The
Only Fair Test
These comparatively mild Fall days, please remember, arc no test of motor
Any reputable gasoline engine will start promptly when the temperature is
more than 50 degrees Fahrenheit Likewise, any reputable engine will
vaporize its fuel very satisfactorily under such conditions.
But wait until a few months nop around. Wait until the cold blasts of
January, February and March arrive. Then, you will understand what
we mean when we speak of practical and impractical motors for winter
At that time we sincerely trust that your enclosed car will tie a Paige. If
so, you will be altogether independent of weather conditions. With
the thermometer at zero you wiU be able to start instantly roll blithely
' away while much more expensive cars are temporarily out of commission.
Let us put it in still plainer terms. The new Paige pdwer plant is the only
practical internal combustion engine for winter driving m a motor car.
This is not an exaggerated statement It is a provable act, and the
proofs are ready for your inspection at a minute's notice.
There no mystery about the matter, either. Paige cold weather superi'
onty rests upon a combination of three engineering features found
exclusively m our new enclosed car motors. They are an Electrical
GasoLne Heater, a Superheated Manifold and a Valve Polishing Device.
If you will call at our show rooms, we will gladly explain just why these
features have overcome the unpleasant trials of winter motoring. We
will place every card face up on the table and let you determine
whether or not our sweeping claims are justified.
Under the circumstances, can you afford to buy any enclosed car until you
have investigated the Paige? v
if" 7-oassencer 1177$: Coune "Six-ii" 4-rwwnerw
S2850: TownCnr"Six-5J 7as.vncjM- Jmn-1 jnm. "fiiv.ft-s
7-asjenger .13230; Sedan "Six-39" S-passenger $1925; Sedan
VSix-5 f" 7-passenger $2850; Brookfends 4-passenger $ 1795 ; Lin
Vood "Six-39" 5-passenger $1330; Glendale 'Six-39" Chummy
Roadster $1330; Dartmoor "Six-39-' 2 or 3-passenger $1330.
Prices f.t.b. Detroit. .
PAIGE-DETROIT MOTOR CAR COMPANY, DETROIT, MICH.
MURPHY-O'BRIEN AUTO COMPANY
Omaha, Neb. . Phon Tylar 123. '
1814-18 Farnam St.
DEALERS Some Good Territory Available for Dealers.
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