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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE;V DECEMBER 2, ' 1917.
NO NEED TO LIMIT
USE OF AUTOS IN
F- A. Seiberling Says Condi
tions Different Here From
Europe, and Autos Will
ffhe action of the governments of
the allies in restricting the use of
automobiles to governmental pur
poses has naturally aroused much
speculation as 'to the probable atti
tude of our authorities in this coun
try concerning the use of automobiles.
There has been, much diversity of
opinion as to just how far the needs
of the nation in prosecuting the war
would affect the use of motor cars. ..
The apparently inexhaustible -supply
of gasoline and the enormous
productions of cars have led some to
suggest that after all there would be
no curtailment of their use. Others
have predicted extremely severe re
strictions. The statement of F. A.
Seiberling, president of the Goodyear
Tire and Rubber company of Akron,
Q., in this connection is therefore of
timely interest to all-motorists and to
' ie automobile industry in general.
Close to Administration.
Mr. Seiberling i .a' director of the
United States Chamber of Commerce
ind in close toucl .with, the program
Df the government, concerning the
war. For some time he has been in
ilmost constant association with the
big men who have 'been formulating
he plans for winning the war, spend,
ing several days, each week at .Wash
ington in- conference. ' .
"The . government 'at Washington
Is doing some things that startle us,"
says Mr. Seiberling, "because we Ao
not have a proper understanding of
what that program is. Much has been
aif ahnut stonninsr the automobiles.
This is all nonsense. The government
ts going to lay a neavy nana on me
rtnti.csnti:il industries. But the rub-
mr. business and the automobile busi
ness are "not in that class. I hey are
essential industries. '--' '
Man Power Exhausted.
'Ti,ef hvrane in Encrland ' and
France the use of automobiles had' to
V it Hope not follow that WC
' have parallel conditions here.' You
- - ; . . . - - - ' ' . :
The new Stearns Sedan happily j
meets the rjgid requirements 'of an
all-year car. . . . -
Built on a sturdy chassis the
result, of twenty-one years of diligent
practise, it represents the ultimate in
reliable performance. . ; A ; . '
. With a Knight sleeve-valve mot
or made by StearnsJ vibration is re-
ducecfto nil at all speeds.. - -
The silent Stearns-Knighf motor
also eliminates the disagreeable rum
ble often found in enclosed cars.
Stearns Four l1 7ft
five-passenger V OiJ
Tourinf Car for Svb, $1825;
Feur-Psnfr Roadster, $1785;
Convortiblo Sedan, $2535; Coupe,
$2400; Limoueine, $3200; Limoiu
in Broufham, $3300; Landaolet,
$3300; Landaulet Brougham, $3350
must remember that in England and
France they are dealing, not with 29
cent gasoline, but with $1 and $1.25
gasoline, and that over there the man
power is exhausted, almost to the
last man. They have got to get every
man available, even from the essen
tial . industries, on the battle front
They want the automobiles i run for
government purposes. When I was
there in . 1915 they were already
'boohing' automobiles along the
streets of London. i
"But we are not going to get to
that point i.. this country. Here we
have a tremendous area, and a great
amount of transportation is neces
sary. The" railroads have broken down
and cannot carry it;- The automobile
fits in for the. direct purpose of the
war to a greater extent than we have
yet discovered. The commercial end
of the business will expand tremend
ously. More commercial cars will be
mA than yv tiavf ver dreamed of.
The . joy riders' will be clipped
out tnatxaoes not mean inc uiau uu
takes his family out tor a rioron a
Cnrtair nr tinlMaV tfl Cft rtadiuSt-
sut.wj v. , j . - r t
menffreim the tension of the week
will be criticised.
Tire Industry Essential.
"On the contrary, it is the rational
things that ought to be done. The
linevof demarcation can never be
drawn ver;- clearly, but it will not be
drawn so arbitrarily that a man will be
criticised tor taxing nis iamiiy oui ior
a ride,- as is -tht case in England. A
great many"1f the cars now running
will fake ott tneir touring Doaies, ana
other bodies put on to work econom
ically tor war purposes. i ires wm oe
used right along, 'more and more
every year, no matter what happens.
TVi. tiro industry is essential, and it
is going on, notwithstanding the pro
duction of automobiles majl be' cut.
, "In the ultimate working out or uie
government' programme are going
r. f,nA nut that up must all make
sacifices for the one great purpose f
winning the war. mat program is
going to carry .with it a tremendous
readjustment in ousiness.
' ' Government . Most Autocratic..'
"We are going ' to ; find that we
miKruinrV tlinW 9 9 whole, fof the
one- thing, the -plan of the govern
ment.,, Vye are starting in wasnms-
ton. now,. where wc nave a aemocrai
!. fnrm nf orvrnment. 'the most au
tocratic power the world has ever
seen, in government matters. Before
this war is over the president is go
ing toibe the greatest autocrat, in the
history of the world. His power is
going to reach-every corporation in
land and everv individual, and
regulate to whatever extent is neces
sary for government uce. This Is com
ing certainly with the -prolongation of
the war, and I believowe are in for a
long siege t it.
Faw CyBnJr fin PumiM CirrniM Saa
Announcing The JNew
It picks up instantiyy yet it is
" easily controlled by the lady driver.
There is spacions seating arrange
ment in this model for five people.
Its staggered doors provide direct
entrance to, and exit from the front
.' end. rear seats. I The door on the left
- side is directly opposite the driver.'
, He can get in and out of car without
- disturbing other occupants.
Perfect ventilation is assured.
The plate-glass windows are easily
raised or lowered.
The Sedan from tip of radiator to rear
of tonneau reflects distinction, luxury,
staunchness, and rare beauty. . ,
2427 FAfiNAMM - OMAHA.
The accomDaninsr illustration marks I
a step forward in the solution of orej
of the most perplexing prooiems con
fronting motorists and engineers,
that of getting maximum efficiency
out of the low grade gasoline which,;
seems to have come to stay..
The "Hot Spot" and "Ram's-Horn"
manifold seem to form a practical
solution to this problem and will en-
ablg motorists to get. the maximum
out of the low grade gasoHne wnicn
they are,torced to use -
Gettingtbe gasdline1nto the com
bustion chamber heated to the de
gree necessary for a perfect explo
sion has been a problem very dis
couraging to say the least The "Hot
Spot" is accomplished by running the
exhaust past the point the mixture
enters the manifold from the car
buretor, heats' and "breaks up" the
gasoline so that it is in the most per
fect form for a full explosion upon
reaching the combustion chamber.
The "Ram's-Horn manifold, through
which the pre-heated vapor passes, is
so constructed that the vapor flows,
so to speak, to the cumbustion cnam
felt r-Kcvit' A
Tourlof Car (or Seven, 2575;" Pour
Passenger Roadster, 12575; Coups.
aoO; Coue-(.andaulet, 13200; Lim
ouslne, $3875; Limousins Brougham,
$3875; Landaulet. 83965, Landaulet '
Spot" and "Rams-Horn" :
Are Features of New Model
ber with the least possible resistance.
"It is interesting to note in this
connection," asserts E. V. Abbott of
the Western Motor Car company,
"that this feature, which has been en
dorsed and accepted by Chalmers en
gineers, is also included in the specifi
cations 'of the motor recently de
signed by the several engineers who
worked out and built the motor ac
cepted by th government for their
standard truck. This iS a really re
markable advance in motor car con
struction and "will eliminate much of
the waste and annoyance which has
confronted motorists since the com
in? nf Inw-crarlff casolMie. It "is es
pecially welcome to motorists who
drive their cars during the winter and
will eliminate to a large extent the
trouble of starting the motor when it
is cold. : '.
Rath Shows Form.
from Salt Lake City, hit .ojv ana stoie
40 bases in the I'acihc Coast league
during the recently closed season
The new Packird Touring Car, Kvtn ptMcngert
Six smashing records
In the most splendid motoT test that
the world has ever seen the Twin Six
principle again demonstrates its mar
And a Packard twelve-cylinder en
gine has evidenced its ability to get
record power from every atom of its fuel.
At Sheepshead Bay, in an official
six-hour trial, Ralph DePalma has
battered down all world records for
high speed endurance covering 633
miles in six hours, aa average of 105.6
miles an hour, as against 94.4, the
Seventeen distinctive body styles, in open and enclosed ctrs In the Third Series Twin
t he m an
Seo the. Orr Motor 'Sales Company
40tb and Farnam Sis., Omaha. Alio Lincoln and Sioux City
MAY SAVE MONEY
Studebaker Distributor Says
Attention to Various Details
Now Will Save Trouble for
Motorists During Cold.
"With so great a share of the na
tion's commercial ' burden to carry,
the automobile, now more than ever
before, must b kept running regard
less of weather : conditions, says
Studebakerl-Wilson, distributor of
Studebaker ' cars' for Omaha . and
vicinity. "The success of our arms
abroad, and those of our allies, de
pends much upon our ability to keep
every channel open for the quick
transportation of food stuffs, muni
tions, etc. lo relax our energy in
this direction, because of the severity
nt ! uioatlirr ' ivmilri h litprnllv
giving aid and comfort to the enemy.
"Jack frost ts no respecter ot .per
sonshe will go out of his way to
pay his, respects to an automobile
radiator. The water jackets of the
cylinders are his especial favorites
it is no trouble whatever for him to
quickly congeal the water therein.
Not only is this Frost person to be
feared because of the uncomfortably
large repair bills he is capable of
causing but,, most of all, .he : is li
able to put the owner's car or truck
out of commission entirely. Too much
depends upon the motor car these
days. to risk such an occurrence.".
A. A; Aj Will Probably Put (
Official OX on Packard Runs
Officials of the American Automo
bile association are. making up their
formal report on the record-breaking
achievements of Ralph De Talma ou
the Sheepshead Bay speedway. "No
vember 16, in his aeroplane twin six
car. Meanwhile, congratulatory mes
sages are pourinf 'n regarding De
Palma and the Packard engineers.
According to the figures which
With a Packard engine
' : , , -t
cubic inches cylinder capacity he trav
eled, in a single hour, 112.96
el ' '
bettering a record no one has been
able t;o lower in seven years- -a record
made by an English machine of twice
this cylinder capacity.
; Then, in! succession, the world's
records for two, 'three, four, fiveand
six hours fell to the game Italian pilot
and his flying car. j ;
These six world records are. but
further proofs of the amazing endur
ance and economy of the Packard car.'
h a own
there is 'every 'reason to believe tin
American Automobile association will
certify as official, De Palma averaged
Lmore than 109 miles an hour tor tne
entire six liojrs. despite stops ior nre
changes, oil aod'ras, aggregating
more than 13 minutes. '
De I'alma's speed car is equippec
with Packard twin six engine, avia
tion type, of 300 cubic inch displace
ment. Both tngine snd chassis were
built in the Packard experimental
shops. The record De Palma: broke
were held by Dario Resta. Gene Chas
sagne and Lee K. Guinness, who al
ternately drove a Sunbeam car on the
Brooklands track. London, 566 miles y
Says Buyer Should Be
, Taught. About Automobile
II. H. Spcany, manager of the Wel
ling Motor Equipment company, St.
Louis, Mo., 'Olympian distributors, is
a great believer that new purchasers
6f any car should receive the proper
instruction before the car is delivered
In line with this, whenever an Olym
pian car is sold in St. Louis, the ownei
is turned over to ait expert mechanical
man, who goes out and gives the new
owner lessons on driving and three
educational lessons on the mechanical
parts of the car. In this wav the own
er saves himself much trouSle and ex
pense. Special charts have been de
signed to show the owner what should
be-done each day, week and month.
Owners also receive monthly free in
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