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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 10, 1918)
THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: FEBRUARY 10, 1918.
Manager Powell Expects -Fully
3,000 Agents From Nebraska
Territory to Attend An
s v nual Exposition.
Omaha motor car distributors re
port that never before have so matiy
of the dealers throughout this terri
tory expressed their interest in the
Omaha show. Last year nearly 3,000
dealers came in, and from present in
dications, there will be nearer 4,000
this year. Distributors report that
practically all of their dealers are com
ing in this year and are coming early.
Plans are being made for dealers'
conferences, lectures by factory ex
perts, get-together dinners, etc.,
which will practically fill up show
week and bring the dealers in closer
touch with car dealers and factory
Manager Powell reports that he Is
receiving a flood of inquiries from out
in the state and from present indica
tions we will have the biggest crowd
in from territory surrounding Omaha
that has ever attended an Omaha
show. This is accounted for by the
fact that the annual Omaha automo
bile show is not for the benefit of the
Omaha distributor alone, but benefits
every dealer doing business in this
territory. Practically every one of
these jjcalers bring into the show six
or more prospects and some of the
larger dealers bring in as many as 40
or 50 interested buyersT"
Final allottments for space were
made at the meeting of the associa
tion Friday and every square inch of
space in the Auditorium proper, the
annex and in the truck display down
stairs has beer, taken. Mr. Powell
states that if he had twice the space
the dealers would take it.
Work on the McCaffrey building,
which will be used for the show, is
nearly completed and decoration on
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' JONESH ANSEN-C ADILL AC CO.
Farnam Street at 26th. , ' ' f Harney 71 0.
Maxwell Truck With Stake
Body is Adapted to Farm Work
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that part of the show will probably
start ttiis coming week.
The decorations are well along and
Mr. Colling is simply waiting to pet
into the Auditorium. It's a big job
to place alt of the decorations in the
show in the, time allotted, but no dif
ficulty is anticipated in getting every
thing in place in time.
Westward the Star of ,
Efficiency Takes Its Way
"That the truck is coming to its
own in Nebraska during the coyiing
year is evidenced on all sides," asserts
If. II. Cannon of the Iowa Motor
"As a relief far the railroad con
gestion in the east the truck lias
proven to be a most effective remedy.
Motor magazines are teeming with
accomplishments of the motor truck
as savior of the day in transportation
"Since the trend of public opinion
has changed and the economists of
the country no longer point an ac
cusing finger at the passenger car,
they arc coming to the realization that
the. automobile as well as the truck
is well nigh indispensable to present
"Farmers in this section are begin
ning to grasp the importance of time
to their endeavors and this is the rock
which will form tht foundation for
truck sates. Within the next five
years I would venture the opinion that
horse drawn vehicles will be as rare
on country roads, as ,in the city. Xne
will have to go to the "zoo" to see a
is defined in these four words by W. W. Head, Vicc-Pres.
Omaha National Bank. '
and we believe thrift can be associated with the purchase
of a motor car.
BUY a Cadillac because it will earn money for you each
year you use it. Its permanent and well-known value
assures you of minimum depreciation and no waste.
BUY a Cadillac because you will save money in the long
run save on upkeep save on tires--save on repair bills.
Its well-known quality assures you of value received.
BUY a Cadillac because a good
' tyou more efficient saves time and annoyance, and gives
you more time to help in various important undertakings.
When you buy a Cadillac you spend money to help win the
" war. v Uncle Sam gets his bit (in war tax), and many em
: ployes get money which they spend doing their bit.
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Ford to Furnish FilmsHor
U. S. Propaganda in Europe
In casting about for an efficient
American propaganda tor torcign
countries President Wilson came to
inspect a series of Ford, Education
Weeklies, with the result that the
Ford Motor company has been asked
to supply them in quantities to Europe
translated into the language of the re
An immediate response has placed
nearly 300,000 feet of Ford educational
films in Russia, France, Italy and
Spain, in each instance accompanied
by a representative of the govern
In addition to this Mr. Ford has
produced a six-reel film entitled 'The
Making of a Man-of-Warsman," taken
at one of our largest naval training
stations and showing the middies in
every phase of their daily life until
they have completed their training.
This film was produced wit4 the idea
of silencing rumors to the effect that
our naval recruits were not receiving
proper attention at the hands of the
government. A reel of this film is
being shown each Monday at the Sun,
Tuesdays at the Orpheum, South Side,
and Wednesdays at the Grand, Six
teenth and Locust streets.
Dill Buys Out Torring's
Interest in Auto Business
The firm of Dill & Torring, Jordan,
and Olympian distributors, located at
2209 Farnam street, has been changed
to the Dill Motor Car company. Al
bert Djll having purchased the inter
ests of Jens, Torring. .
car is an asset.
FACTORS IN AIR
Lieutenant. Rickenbacher In
structing Birdmen in Egypt
and Caleb Bragg Holding
With Lieutenant Eddie Richert
bacher instructing a schob! of army
birdmen in Egypt and Caleb Bragg
the proud possessor of the Curtiss
marine flying trophy for making the
record hydroaeroplane flight of the
year, the prediction that American
automobile drivers would be important
.actors in the development of Uncle
Sam's fighting aircraft, made prior
to America's entrance into the war,
has" been verified, according to F. E.
Miller of the T. G. Northwall com
pany, local distributor jf National
Highway sixes and twalves.
Bragg, who was awarded the Curtiss
trophy and $1000 in cash during the
week of the 1918 New York auto
mobile show, captured the hydro
aeroplane honors of 1917 in October
when he flew from Mineola to Troy
in the interest of the Liberty Loan
campaign. He has contributed his
nrize money for the purchase of com
forts for our soldiers and sailors.
"Of the many famous race drivers
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who have won fame at the wheels of
National cars, there never was one as
fearless as Bragg," said Mr. Miller in
commenting on the young millionaire
sportsman's recent achievement in the
clouds. "Although slight of build and
with a voice as soft as a woman's, he
was as daring as they come in the
heat of competition on road racing
courses and speedway. His com
posure was wonderful. He seemed to
be without nerves.
"It was early in his racing career,
long before he captured international
honors by winning the Grand Prize at
Milwaukee in 1912, that Bragg was
identified 'with the National racing
team. He was the find of William C.
PoertneK the National distributor at
New York, who won Caleb over to
an American car. Bragg was partial
to foreign mounts, but the speed and
power of the four-cylindir National
induced him to use it in eastern hill
"Although Bragg drove a National
at a time when the blue cars from
Indianapolis were supreme on speed
way and road, the special racing ma
chine of his day would be forced to
bow before the stock National of 1018,
so much superior is the 12-cylinner
model of today over the race-winning
four of six or more years ago: The
new Nationalpeedster will hit 75
miles an hour oh a country road. This,
is only a trifle under the average of
78.72 miles per hour at which Joe
Dawson captured the Indianapolis in
ternational sweepstakes of -1912, run
on a specially constructed course,
paved with brick and banked at turns."
Looking for work? Turn to the
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e Peak of Tire
TVTOTHING that we Goodyear Service Station
f r Dealers have ever said about Goodyear
Cord Tires is half so impressive as what these tires
have actually accomplished.
On the speedways and tracks of America the past
season Goodyear Cord Tires have won every
officially recognized race. - -
More than that, the majority of these races were
driven at a pace which shattered record after record,
and speeds In excess of a hundred mites an hour
Most important of all, in spite of such terrific
speeds, every victory by Goodyear Cord Tires
was won by a non-stop run.
This is the very peak of tire accomplishment unde similar
conditions such performance has neter been duplicated.
It is the most eloquent testimony possible, of the superior speed,
strength and stamina of Goodyear Cord Tires; v (
It establishes beyond question our contention that these are
the most able, the most resolute, the most enduring and eco
nomical tires it is possible to buy. "
The qualities that have made Goodyear Cord Tires supreme on
the speedway are the qualities that insure your extreme satis
faction from them on your car. f'.
This sign identifies the Good
year Service Station Dealer.
THE NOVELTY REPAIR CO.,
4809 South24th SU Phone South 1404.
4911-15 South 24th S. Phone South 420.
NATIONAL AUTO SCHOOL,
2814 North 20th St. Phone Webster 5943.
TROUP AUTO SUPPLY CO.,
1921 Farnam St. Phone Doug. 5230.
MACHINE GUN MOUNT
ON DODGEBROS.' CARS
State of Illinois Supplies Auto
mobiles to Machine Gun Com
pany of New National
Machine Gun Company No. 1, 11th
Illinois infantry, has been provided
by the state with two Dodge Brothers
motor cars, with complete machine
When the national guard of Illinois
became federalized, immediate steps
were taken to organize three regi
ments of militia, which would be
available in case of riots or other ex
traordinary acts arising within the
Two regiments, designated .as the
9th and 10th, were raised in the cen
tral and southern part of the state,
while the 11th regiment was recruited
wholly from Chicago and vicinity.
The state issued full equtpment, in
cluding Springfield rifles, to the regi
ment; and to the machine gun com
pany, guns of the latest pattern and
Dodge brothers motor cars; The
machine guns shoot .30 caliber bullets
at the rate of 420 per minute and arc
mounted on a swivel sitting on a spe
cially constructed frame over the
hood.' Each gun is controlled by the,
gunner at the side of the driver and
can be pointed in any direction and
to an elevation or deflection of about
45 degrees. The automobiles are flex
Goodyear Tires, Tubes and Ac
cessories are always kept in stock.
S. & A. TIRE & RUBBER CO.,
2522 Farnam St. Phone Doug. 3854.
ORk MOTOR SALES CO.,
( Packard Show Room.
CHAS. W. WALKER GARAGE CO.
Fontenelle Garage AuditoriumTlarage,
and C. W. Walker Garage, 36th and Farnam Sti.
COUNCIL BLUFFS AUTO CO.,
510-518 Pearl St., Council Bluff Phone 2691.
ible and capable of high speed and
require but little room for mantiever
ing. Two automobiles constitute a
platoon, which unit has been found
to offer the greatest mobility.
Maxwell Motor Trucks
Used in Regular Service
Discovering that shipping by motor
truck is not only cheaper but con sidy-,
erably quicker than by railway
freight, Racklind & Garber, produce
merchants of Chicago ana Indianap"
olis, have inaugurated a regular motor
freight line between the two cities, in
each of which they have big store
rooms. Their freight shipments in;
the past have been large ones.
Speed in shipping produce isva nec
essity. Slow moving freight trains
have often caused the commission
merchants a heavy financial loss. Sev
eral wfeks ago the firm was unable
to( secure a through car for a load of
goods a Chicago hotel was calling for.
A truck owned by the firm was loaded
with 2,300 pounds of.perishabte ,
freight in Indianapolis, and the rai.
"to Chicago, 186 miles, was made In
13 hours. .
The truck arrived at the hotel,
without the double loading and un
loading required when shipment is by
rail. The roads were covered with
snow and ice for the entire length of
the trip. .The truck, which was a
Maxwell, made the journey without
"The Maxwell truck performed so
well and is so extremely economical
that we are going to make the inter-'
' city freight deliveries three times a
week," said Ra'klindV after ' a recent
arrival in Chicago. , -
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