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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 30, 1917)
THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: DECEMBER SO, 1917."
smith tells how
to Obtai n easy
MOTOR CAR START
No Other Problem: of ! Auto
Transportation Has So Many
Difficulties, Says Delco
"Probably no other problem of op-,
eratiQR is so universal in its applica
tion," affecting alikethe lordly 12 and
the humble flivver, as that of securing
ease of starting says-R. G Smith
of the Delco.Exide service station.
"There is a basic reason for this yn-
dition and it is found in the grade of
gasoline that is now produced. The
fact that our oil refiners now include
in ' gasoline heavier .' components
than in the ' old 'days, k renders the
motor fuel hard to vaporize and need-
ins !'wi iur .cinciciu acuon. tnis- is
why cold weather makes it hard to
start the cold motor.There is not a
x section of the country, even our sun
ny southland, where the colder
months do not bring difficultiesin
starting... ' - , .
"Unquestionably the best way of
securing ,?asy starting is by priming
with some fuel lighter, more volatile
and fljore easil), fired than the ordi
nary gasoline that serves very well
after, the engine has been warmed up.
"A number of different fluids are
used for priming. What is known as
76 degree gasoline is entirely satis
, factory. This is simply a gasoline of
the sort that we used to get, years
j ago, before demand caught up with
supply and passed it, forcing the oil
refiners to lower the grade of the fuel.
This, high test, gasoline may.be pro
cured from any of the big oil com
panies or from drug shops of thebet
ter . sort Within the past year . or
two some of the oil companies have
been producing what is , known as
petroleun :. ether. 'This is simply a
lighter product from the crude base,
differing little from high test . gaso
line. It makes, an admirable priming
compound and with a tank o: this on
hand an easy start may be secured
even in the coldest weather, 20 or 30
degrees below zero.
v "Of course there is always the time
honored expedient of priming the cyl
inders with ordinary gasoline or with
. one of the more satisfactory priming
fluids mentioned above, by way ot
the pet-cocks. When the engine is
, printed with ordinary Tgasoline the as-
sumption is that enough of the lighter
tuel will find its way to the. combus
tion chamber to cause an explosion. In
other words, the ordinary fuel Con
tains some light or easily volatile part,
but the latter is in such small quantity
that a large amount ot the whole is
necessary to get enough of the fight
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"Finally, it may not be amiss to say
that even after the start is made,, it
is wise in cold weather to give the
engine all the heat possible.; Hotiir
should be supplied to the carburefer,
. and this instrument should be heated,
if possible. The hood and radiator
, should be covered, when the car is
standing. Give the engine the best
, possible i treatment during cold" wea
ther, for. this is the time that is least
favorable to its satisfactory opera
tion," ' ' v f .
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One of the Late Arrivals on the "Row"
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Omaha is fast capturing a place in
the hearts of the higher priced car
manufacturers and evidence of buying
tn this class is shown by some of the
new arrivals on the row. -v.
The Stutz .now has a home on the
Omaha auto row and according to the
Haarmann-Locke Motors company it
isa very welcome guest, and
promise of being a fast seller.
Although the Stutz models arrived
only last week, one real sale has been
made to Tom Lindley of South Side.
TRUCK TO COLLECT
, BANK DEPOSITS
Burglar i Proof Portable Vault
Afforded in Philadelphia by
, Clever ; Usev of Motor
, , Transportation.
Battery Troubles Are'
Very Easily Remedied
Elmer Rosengren of the Nebraska
Storage Battery company-said; ."A
storage battery, responsible for start
ing and lighting, is a most important
,. accessory, and ye is very often ne
: glecfed. Although it is a complicated
apparatus and depends npon chemical
, action and reaction for its usefulness.
, it will give long and faithful service
if small care and attention are given it.
, "Most battery troubles, are the re
sult of lack of ; proper education.
Troubles often arise from very little
things which could be easily remedied
if taken in time."
Many a business man has hurried
home -late 'at night with one hand
firmly gripped around a1 latge wallet
of greenbacks in one pocket and his
finger on the trigger of a six-shooter
in another, merely because he was
unable to deposit the money in a bank
during banking hours and there was
no convenient place' for him a safe
guard it until the' following day.
Through the enterprise of a promi
nent - Philadelphia f taxicab company
this same gentleman; if he' is a resl
dent of the Quaker City, can now have
a burglar-proof portable savings bank
call at his office or any. other part of
the city where he may happen to be,
place his funds in a steel safe and for
get all about them until the bank
opens its doors the next mormnor. u
J The portable savings bank is noth
ing more than an elaborately fur-
nished office mounted on a White
three-quarter ton truck chassis. It
has been used to great advantage by
contractors, railways, paymasters, sav
in g banks, theaters, lodges, churches.
clubs, societies and others who wished
to provide safekeeping-ior large sums
Of .money collected lateat night and
outside of regular banking hours. The
cost ot this service is very economical.
being only double, that of the regular
taxi rates. ' ?; W'y v. -pv
In most cases the money is passed
tnrougn a neaviiy , barred ; receiving
window on tne rear plattorm of the
truck to an attendant who sits at a
mahogany desk just inside. After it
has been counted and. checked it is
transferred to a large steel safe which
can be opened by knowing the com
bination. The desk where the at
tendant sits has several large drawers
and special compartments for (filing
records ana otner business papers
The deeply upholstered chair would
arouse the envy of many bank presi
dents. :.v..v ': .,
;The truck ,ls brilliantly, lighted at
night by several large electric lisrhti
and has other conveniences such as an
electric fan for hot summer davs and
a special heater connected with the ex
haust ox. the. truck engine, which keeps
the attendant and his assistants warm
in winter-weather. A speaking tube
is provided for communicating with
t,he driver. ' r f , v . v
l he truck has attracted considerable
attention' on the streets of Philadel
phia and is believed to be positive in
surance against bandits and highway
men. s ,
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People come in with a real desire to own the car. ' '
It is more than a mere willingness to buy. " . ' '
A good opinion has been formed in advance. - ;
The car seems to stand wellfeverywherey-and'with'''
;""' the best" class of buyers.'. , .-, " .
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- Jt wrill pay you to vUit u and examine hh car.
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, ' The gasoline consumption is unusually low. - .
j ' The tire mileage is unusually high. '
See them at our Closed Car Salon held at our sales- .
' rooms this week. 1 . " '
Winter Touring Car or Roadster $1050; Sedan or Coupe, $1350
., , Touring Car, Roadster or Commercial Car, $885;
(All prices f. o. b. Detroit) 4
J Murphy-O'Brien Auto Company
1814-18 Farnam St,; Omaha, Neb. r ' Phone Tyler 123
GeneralMotors Associates i
Approve Scripps-Booth Six
The new six-cylinder five-passenger
Scripps-Booth that will be exhibited
for the first time at the' New York
and .Chicago shows, ' was inspected
and niet the hearty approval of the
board of directors, as well as others
interested who were present, including
W. C. Durant, president of the Gen
eral Motors company, and Chevrolet
Motor company. " '
- 'At the adjotrned directors' meeting
of Scripps-Booth corporation held at
its office, Detroit, Mich., on December
14, 1917, W. C Sills, general ' sales
manager Chevrolet Motor company,
was elected as a director to complete
the full board, which is now composed
largely of General Motors officials. .
The personnel of thernew board is;
A. H. Sarver, president and general
manager, formerly manager of the
Buick Motor company, Pittsburgh,
Pa.; Fred W, Warner, president and
general manager, Oakland Motor Car
company, , Pontiac, Mich.; Edward
Verhnden, president and general man
ager, Olds Motor ' Works, Lansing,
Mich.; W. C. Sills, general sales man
ager Chevrolet Motor company, New
Motor Transportation , v
, On the Modern Farm
(By If. H. Tnaon. MuM(r Omaha Branch
Iowa Motor Track Compj.) ; .
We are not speaking of futures
when discussing motor transportation
for the farm it has already arrived I
Forty per cent of the motor cars in
America are owned and operated by
the farmer. There are three times as
many automobiles in Iowa and Ne
braska, ' both big agricultural . com
munities, in proportion to the popu
lation, as there are in the states of
New York, Massachusetts or Penn
sylvania. . . v. , . . .
Manufacturers' reports show', that
the big increase in sales of passenger
cars and trucks in recent yean has
come from agricultural rather vthan
from manufacturing states.
And wlthv this increased . usage
comes the education of the farmer as
to the real possibilities and value of
motor transportation. Shortly, for
the modern farmer, the problem will
narrow itself only to the choice of
car or truck: the utility and value of
motorizing tne farm industry will be
aenmteiy ana iirmy established. ',
Thes characteristic1 far-sightedness
of the American farmer will bring
this about when he realizes that .one
two-ton truck on his farm will release
at least four horses; that one horse
requires five acres" of tillable land to
support it, land which should be rais
ing the valuable foodstuffs' required
for human consumption. v
York; N. Y.; W. H. Little, formerly
president of Sterling Motor company,
Detroit, Mich.; F, J. Sensenbrenncr,
vice president , and treasurer, Kimberly-Clark
company, Neenah, Wis.:
N. J. Miller, Miller & Co., bankers.
New York, N. Y. .
, You can secure. a maid, stenogra
pher or bookkeeper by using a Bee
Want Ad.. , ...:,"
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Our service includes everjrthinjf,.!
; e Testing ,
, 1 Restoring
BatUriea eatled for on request at a .
v - amall additional charge. '
All Makes -AO Can
' Drive your car In.
lives w ae ore
A stitch in time saves nine.
is a good cold weather' tip.
Service ; Station
R. C. SMITH, Manager
2024 Farnam St. Douglas 3697r
v' Omaha, Neb.' ' '.T.
is set to
win the wax
; Enlisted in this greatest of human
undertakings are all the resources
of our nation-wide organization. r
Determined to do ourj Utmost:;
there, Js a speeding up all along the ;
line that personal efficiency may bfi
increased at least fifty per cent. ;
Every Packard man realizes that
multiplied responsibility is his in this
hour of unequaled stress. 4 - -
Twelve thousand workers are here
united in a constructive auxiliary to
the forces that drive for victory. .
.By far the larger part of our factory
facilities are today devoted to the pro- -duction
of motor equipment needed
directly by the government :
More than a thousand of our en
gineers and skilled workers have ,
already gone into the country's serv
ice many of them at heavy personal '
sacrifice, to render voluntary aid in ,
vital activities! ,
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All of the pioneer and experimental
work which we have done in aviation
motor building work to which three
strenuous years and hundreds . of
thousands of dollars were devoted
has been given to -the government
to help win the war.
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And we stand more than willing
today -to convert all our facilities
exclusively to govehiment work, if
wisdom determines that necessity.
In the meantitae the motor car4
ii itself a weapon of 6ar9 directly
. Dependable transportation as now
tremendously more important than
ever before. ; And to this urgent need !
Packard cars give substantial and
necessary Assistance. 1 ; :
Today the atitbmobile is just as im-;
portant as the telephone, the passenger
train or the motor truck. Eliminate
it and the world's transportation fa-;
cilities would be "hopelessly crippled.
The motorcar is a necessity! , ; ;
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. And as such we will continue its
production so long as all of our facil--ities
are not needed for more urgent
government work. r.
One big way in which Packard is
contributing to yictory is in the pro-
duction of a mbtor car of maximum
efficiency and reliability- '.car which
makes most economical 1 use of gasoline
and tires. The newest type of fight-
ing airplane motors are built on
Twin Six principles. J
This frank statement is now made
that the public may understand ; ;
and more clearly appreciate why the
dependable motor car is m important
part of the necessary equipment that
will help win the war - .
Packard Motor, Car Company, its Branches And Dealers
See the Orr Motor "Sales Company
40tb and Farnam Sts., Omaha. Also Lincoln and S.oux Cir
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