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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: DECEMBER 30, 1917.
: .TRUCK EXCHANGES
BY PACKARD FIRM
Aninmnhila (Inninam Ynrnf alios
. : Prompt Service to Merchants
Whose Equipment Is
Crowded to Capacity.
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To help relieve terminal and ware
house congestion and move the short
haul loads which the railroads no
.- longer are able to take care of, the
' Packard Motor Car company has es
tablished trucking exchange at its
, branches in several of the larger cities.
These exchanges undertake to furnish
prompt and reliable trucking to mer
" chants and manufacturers who, on ac
count of ush jobs or demands beyon-'
normal, require hauling 'equipment ii
addition to their own vehicles. ,
The Packard company has liste
, owners of trucks available for imme
diate service,' and has offered to put
,tn touch with these owners all who
f Save local or long-distance tonnage
V to m ve. 4
"While there s so much freight td
j be carried it is important that all
i trucks should be busy at all times,"
iitsays H. F. Orr of the Orr Motor
tj Sales company, t "This exchange serv
SUice, which is without charge, is help
ling; to speed r up ,) transportation, a
(!! necessary factor in winning the vpr.
?S' "The exchange helps owners to
jij keep their trucks busv more of the
Ktime, and offers dependable hauling to
"business men at reasonable fates.
KThese exchanges are being operated
i.' successfully such cities' as Cleve
land, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia".
ilKilly Goes to NewTork . '
5 , To 'Attend Auto Show
; W. U KJIy ot the Noyes-K.my
ii Mortor company left Saturday for St.
".Louis, Mo., where he will spend New
?! Year's day. From there Mr. Killy in
biitends to go to New York City to at-
iitend the New York" Automobile 6how.
? i I am very much interested," asserts
;,;,Mr. Killy, "in the New York show this
"'year, not .from the standpoint of the
'exhibit, but from the standpoint of
it;' gaining a general khowledge of the
feeling among dealers regarding the
'coming year. v '
JS "Certainly there is no : cause ' for
f alarm regarding the sales, possibilities
in this section. As long as the farm
gers are prosperous and need quick
Ynanc tranannrtatinn ttipf will
r'mo fall off iff sales."
Returns From Fr once
A camouflaged Overland ambul
ance, veteran of many thrilling events
in the war zone of France, has been
the object of unusual interest on the
streets of New York City and other
eastern cities during the last few
weeks. Immediately on its return to
the United States, it was drafted into
useiin connection with the Liberty
loan Campaign in New York. After
the conclusion of the campaign, it
made a tour of some of the larger
neighboring cities and is now back
in New York for the much talked
about Hero Land Bazar at Grand
Central Palace. , '
The car today stands practically as
received from France by the New
York branch of Willys-Overland
Inc. It has been necessary, however,
to replace a couple of the tires, the
original tires having been worn out
when the car went - out of service.
The fenders or rather what is left of
them, are much the worse for wear
and abuse, and the car has every ap
pearance of haying undergone most
The camouflage is the most inter
esting part, of the -exhibit. The body
is painted 'almost every color of the
rainbow. It looks as though a fu
tirist had been given instructions to
do his worst. Broad, irregular
stripes of horizon blue alternate with
stripes of green, brown and yellow.
The running gear and wheels , are
painted in earth colors, greens and
browns f predominating. Along the
top have been attached boughs, but
the leaves are now giving way to the
chill winds of winter. Across, the
back where the door once hung is
nailed a large tarpaulin, which was at
one time a portion of a shop awning
Through the coating of mud, the
shopkeeper's name is still distinguish
able, and one can readily imagine
that it was appropriated hastily from
some French shop maybe it was in
Louvain or Verdun after the car's
door had been broken away.
The tarpaulin is also camouflaged
in the same colors as the main body
of the car. In the center has been
hurriedly sewn a piece of celluloid
large enough to enable the driver to
see out of the back of the ambulance.
The interior of the ambulance, al
though still in good condition, con
tinues to bear the unmistakable odor
of strong disinfectants.
Defiance Truck Soon
To Be on Omaha Row
Announcement was made last week
tolhe effect that the Standard Motor
Car company will take on the distri
butors' contract for .Defiance trucks.
The Defiance is to be manufactured
by the Allen Motor Car company of
Fastoria, O., and is credited with be
ing a real motor truck capable of
holding a place among the leaders.
Carl Changstrom is very enthusi
astic regarding the new truck and
says that it if characterized by Allen
You can secure a maid, stenogra
Ipher or bookkeeper by using a Bef
V P 20ffiYear.
SETS THE PACE
MOTORING AT ITS BEST
jThe spasmodic changes in the-
weatherwarm today cold tomor
row, with rain the next are con
. vincing arguments that the perfect
type of passenger car body is one
that may be changed as the wea
ther changes; a completely closed
car when needed or an open model
; if the weather invites.
' " Oldsmobiles stand out promi- )
I nently in the field of all-season cars
3 1 as.masterpieces of their kind. The
i bodies are designed for them ex-
v clusively and are not 'to be found
s n other cars. ' , 1 . :
The Sedan is a delight to the eye.
The cozy homeiness of the interior, :
with -its exquisite upholstery and. ;.s
deep buoyant cushions, . matches
perfectly with the dignity and good
taste of its exterior finish and ap- -pearancr
; " -. ,
A man's car in its power, speed
and mechanical perfections, a wo
man's car because of its exterior
and interior beauty and' elegance; 'L
a family car because of its comfort
and roominess. In truth A MER- ,
R)T OLDSMOBILE. ' s
i':' v uSI Kj v fiiiScs I
2559 Farnam St.,'"
PImmi TyUr 3336
Distributors for Nebraska
and Southwestern Iowa
v 16th and O St.,
- Lincoln, Neb. -
OFFICES TO OMAHA
Win Operate 01d Plant UntU
the New' One "is Com
pleted in This
An important acquistion to Omaha
from an industrial standpoint is the
locating of the Brictson Manufactur
ing company in this city. The fac
tory has been located at Brookings,
S. D., for the last eight years, en
gaged in the manufacture of the
Brictson 10,000-mile puncture proof
tire. The offices have been moved
The Brictson company will erect
here at an early date a large automo
bile tire factory and in addition to
the Brictson 10,000-mile ' puncture
proof tire will manufacture a two
pieoe tire and a standard line of tires
and tubes, in addition to operating
a reclaiming plant
C. AT Brictson, president of ; the
company, considers Omaha the logical
center for the tire industry, Because
of its central location and excellent
railway- facilities? and further that
rude rubber can be laid down in
Omaha for one-tenth less the freight
rate to Akron, O., which is now the
hub of the tire industry.
Speaking oj the rubber supply Mr.
Brictson further states that there are
millions of acres of rubber plants un
der cultivation with tremendous areas
of the tropics still uncultivated. The
world's potential rubber supply seems
Those who have not looked into
the rubber-industry and are not fa
miliar with the rubber tire' factories
located at Akron, O., and elsewhere
cannot realize the possibilities of the
industry. Many of the tire factories
have been unable to gauge their own
rates of growth More than once
buildings have been put up and then
torn down before Ihey were finished,
to be started all over again on a larger
scale. One of the large tire factories,
Mr. Brictson states, has .building
plans as far ahead as 1924.
In speaking of the distribution of
Brictson tires he mentioned the fact
that his company had recently made
a large shipment to Caracas, Ven
ezulea, -and ha9 sold tires in many
other foreign countries, with a wide
distribution - throughout' the United
The factory of the Brictson Manu
facturing company will continue to
operate in Brookings, S.-D., till the
new factory here is in operation.
Trucks Bring Land Much
Closer to the Markets
By the use of . motor trucks farm
ers can haul to market while keeping
their horses working in the fields.
In this way land formerly too. far
from market-for profitable farming
is brought into good, use. ' -
The farmer is also coming to' be the
large passenger car owner. The motor
car is not only increasing his work
ing capacity and the hippiness of his
family; it ,is keeping hjs boys on the
George Mulligan, a rancher in the
sana hills of Nebraska, lives 12 miles
southeast of the town of Sargeant;
his ranch covers 1,800 aeries and he is
not only a great agricultural farmer,
but also an extensive cattle raiser. He
has lived in this locality for the past
45. years. He has his own electric
light plant, his own water works, also
storage gas for cooking purposes. He
uses tractors in; farming and is so
thoroughly convinced of the prac
ticability of the use of motor cars
that he has replaced six saddle horses
with two Ford roadsters, using these
to round up his cattle and to attend
to chores on various parts of his land.
, Mr. Mulligan is a farmer who not
only recognizes the necessity for
motorizing his farm, but also, knows
that by eliminating the hard work
he can greatly increase his earning
capacity. . '
Paige and Dodge Cars
On Show at Murphy-O'Brien's
A very elaborate exhibit of Paige
and Dodge closed car models is being
held at the salesroom of the Murphy
O'Brien Auto company and is attract
ing a considerable amount of atten
tion. One can almost see the passing of
the open touring model-when sur
rounded by these excellent examples
of coach building. The closed car of
today is as snug, convenient and beau
tiful as one could wish and many of
the models can be converted instantjy
with open touring models. ,
You can secure a maid, stenogra
pher or bookkeeper by us"ing a Bee
Want Ad. '
S AXON "SIX"
A BIG TpOURING CAR FOR 5 PEOPLE
A big roomy easy
- .riding car
You'll find this new series Saxon "Six"
rqornkr and more comfortable than everj
before. The doors have been widened, ' So
entrance and exit is easier and more con
venient. The cushions have been given
added depth and greater restfulness. Two
people in' the front and three in the back
"seat find more than common riding space.
To accentuate the supremely easy-riding
qualities of Saxon "Six" the rear spring has
been lengthened to 4112 inches. And
every added inch means jus; so much more
discomfort' taken from rough roads just
so much more luxury added to good roads.
Saxon "Six" is $935 f. o. b. Detroit.
NO YES-KILL Y, MOTOR CO.,
To Get In or Out of Business-Bee Want Ads
hose 1 ires
THE one outstanding and unalterable fact about the def
inite mileage guarantee is that it must be paid for.
Wei Goodyear Service Station Deajers knowjhis well
as youtire users should know it. v
The cost of such a guarantee, like every other cost of pron
duction and marketing, is included in the selling price of
Thus the presence of such a guarantee in a tire of normal
price - can mean only that some other quality has been
slighted or sacrificed. -y . - A
If you drive with reasonable care, almost any standard
make of tire will deliver you mileage above the average
guaranteed figure. :
The premium you pay for the guarantee does you no good
at all, and by paying it you deny yourself such additional
mileage as uricompromised quality ..could give. ;
It is only the reckless driver the man abusive of his tires
who can expect to profit regularly-from the definite
mileage guarantee, '"...v i..- -.-:r'k' ; , r
Remember that you are paying for his neglect and helping
to buy his tires the next time' you are offered such a guar
antee as an inducement to purchase.
This sign identifies the Good?
year Service Station Dealer.
Goodyear Ttres,,Tubes and Ao
cuttmriej are always kept in stock.
NATIONAL AUTO SCHOOL,
2814 North 20th St. Phon Web.ter 5943.
TROUP AUTO SUPPLY CO.,
1921 Farnatn St. fhona Doug. 5230. '
THE NOVELTY REPAIR CO.,
4809 South 24th St. Phon South 1404.
4911-15 South 24th St. Phono South 420
CHAS. W. WALKER GARAGE CO.,
Fontenelle Garage Auditorium Garage,
and C. W. Walker Garage, 36th and Farnam Sts.
COUNCIL BLUFFS AUTO CO.,
510-518 Pearl St., Council Bluffs Phone 2691.
THE TIRE SHOP,
2518 Farnam St. Phono Douglas 4878.
ORR MOTOR SALES CO.,
Packard Show Room. -
K R'O N
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