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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: FEBRUARY 10. 191?.
Tests From Each of Ten Coldest
States Gives Average Start
16 Seconds, Maximum
Detroit, Mich.. Feb. 9. The aver
age figures of the recent Chalmers
hot-spot week of national demonstra
tion reveal possibilities in this re
markable- gasoline ren.edy exceeding
even the claims of factory engineers.
With the exception of the very mild
sections, the south and the far west,
the test was conducted simultaneously
in every section and nearly every state
in the union.
In order that the demonstration
would carry the full weight of value
rigid contest rules were enforced and
several of the highest s.cores have
been disqualified for minor technicali
Figures ( from certain parts of the
south and even including a number of
places on the Pacific coast were not
allowed owing to the mildness of the
weather. Finally in order to trim the
returns down to the most severe cli
matic conditions the returns of the 10
coldest states were selected by the
committee and the following figures
have been computed as the coast-to-coast
v Time for first explosion, seven sec
f ends; time to actually start engine, 16
secondi; maximum acceleration, 59
seconds; average temperature, 2 de
grees below zero; supervision, disin
terested judges in each city, test dura
tion, IS hours in the open; gasoline
analysis, average slightly below in
ferior grade on the market.
In each instance an observer was
with the car without intermission for
the IS hours. The hood or the radi
ator of the car was in no way pro
tected and the judges in every case
checked and conducted the tests in de
tail. The personnel of the judges'
committee is too extensive for publi
cation, but included judges, justices,
auto club presidents and many auto
Two Best Performances.
The two best performances were
staged at Des Moines, la., and Great
Falls, Mont. At Des Moines, where
everything was frozen tight from the
recent blizzard, the average tempera
ture for 15 hours was 13 degrees be
low zero and the Chalmers Hot-Spot
started in five seconds and 29 seconds
accelerated to 22 miles per hour.
At Great Falls the mercury once
touched 12 degrees below zero for an
average of 10 below throughout the
test. It took only eight seconds for
the Chalmers Hot-Spot to sing on all
six cylinders and in five additional
OFFICERS OF ALPHA 893, MYSTIC WORKERS OF WORLD Who will entertain Supreme Lodge of order in Omaha Sep.
teraber 24 to 27. Sitting, front left to right: Johanna Strawn, secretary; Will Hanna, prefect; William McMurray, past
prefect; Katherine Herum, monitor; Esther Tarrell, banker. Standing, left to right: Elizabeth Petty, marshall; Agnes
Zorn, trustee; Bert Wilson, sentinel; Arthur D. Murray, local deputy and warden; Edith Proctor, trustee; Carolyn Nelson,
musician; Julia McGrath, assistant marshall.
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seconds it was accelerating to maxi
mum power. The fuel analysis in this
case showed 54 per cent gasoline.
The test at St. Louis was staged
Hnrinff a 15-hour temoerature of 10 de
grees below zero and the first explo
sion of the .Hot-spot engine was
timed at 30 seconds. At Buffalo. N.
Y., the Chalmers started in eight sec
onds with an average temperature ot
1 degree below zero.
The outstanding feature of the test
is the interest it has awakened among
experts concerned with the great
problem of gasoline supply in the
ITniteH Statpa. Althoiiffh aur.h nlaces
as California have rfo complaint of
com weatner starting, tne aouity or
the Chalmers Hot-Spot and Ramshorn
Manifold to intensify the power of
present day low grade gasoline makes
the current Chalmers a potent factor
in the gasoline situation.
i , .
Overland Advises Dealers
. About Traffic Situation
In order to keep Willys-Overland
dealers closely in touch with the rail
road traffic situation, the' following
statement has been issued by the
traffic department of the company:
"At the present time, it is impos
sible to obtain sufficient automobile
freight cars to currently move our
production. Every effort is being
made by this department to get as
large a supply of cars as possible, bitf,
regardless of our efforts, shipments
orpassenger cars are bound to be irf
terfered with and the advent of setere
weather and heavy storms tightens
up the situation more than ever.
"Dealers and distributors should
bear this situation in mind. It is
Rarely possible that the freight car
situation will become so acute that
any and every method of getting ma
chines from the factory to our deal
ers and distributors must be used dur
ing the next three or four months.
Dealers and distributors should be
prepared to meet this emergency, by
arranging to drive machines away
from the-factory whenever possible."
Westcott Six Wins Hill
Climbing at Mt. Diablo
The Mt. Diablo, Oakland, Cal., free-for-all
hill climb, on January 21, was
won by the Westcott six.
Mt. Diablo reaches a height of 3,
867 feet from sea level in the 11 miles'
climb from the toll gate to the sum
mit. It has ben' a battleground for
supremacy in high-gear marks for
many years, and is considered the
hardest high-gear test in the world.
The contest was open to all cars
of six or less cylinders, provided
they were strictly stock in every way
and complied with all of the other
rigid rules and provisions governing
The Westcott was of the four-passenger,
touring roadster type. It was
driven by Mr. Kiel of the C. P. Kiel
Automobile house and carried a com
bined passenger weight of 677 pounds
27 pounds over the required 650
This victory won for the Westcott
a handsome silver trophy offered by
H. O. Alexander, manager of tire
sales of the B. F. Goodrich Rubbet
company of San Francisco. More im
portant, by reaching the highest pin
nacle on this famous mountain ever
attained by any six-cylinder automo
bile on high speed, the Westcott won
the undisputed high-gear champion
ship of its class.
Movie Star Now Sells
King Autos in Chicago
"The automobile is attracting the
dramatic and screen star in more than
one way," asserts W. L. Killy-of the
Noyes-Killy Motor company, "for
some of them have taken to selling
motor tcars. The latest addition to
this rank is Romaine Fielding, until
recently a top liner in movie realms.
He has .starred with the Lubin com
pany as an actor, a writer, a producer
An Astonishing Value
t "ty -
IN THIS day of increased material and labor costs
it is really a remarkable accomplishment to
build a quality automobile for $965.
There is but one answer, and that is that the or
ganization of the Olympian Motor Co. is composed
of men who know the "ins" and "outs" of the auto
You will find associates together at the Olym
pian factory at Pontiac men who have served the
motor industry and Mfho have amalgamated their
ideas of motor car construction in the presentation
of the Olympian.
The Olympian has power, endurance and abun
It has a 114-inch wheel base, those easy-riding,
shock-absorbing cantilever rear springs, full floating
rear axle, and vacuum gasoline system.
It has a smooth-running, high-speed engine that
averages 18 miles on a gallon of gas under conditions
prevailing in and around the city.
v It has the most complete equipment ever offered
with any motor car motometer, bumper, spotlight
and ignition lock.
B. C PETERS05, Muugtc
You can have your choice of awide variety of
colors. Yet the Olympian costs only $965 ! Think of
such value. No other car gives you so much for your
The Olympian is built of high-grade staff in a
high-grade plant. It is built by an organization that
is strong, keen and wide-awake an organization
that gives real service and demands performance
from its cars.
These are big, vital points important advau- "
tages that no car buyer can overlook:
We are anxious to have you see the Olympian
and ride in it. ' '
We want to show you how it meets the conch
tfons cars must meet in this city in heavy traffic,
on the hills or on the boulevards.
Drop in and look at the 6lympian. Ask w for
TO DEALERS If htemfet la
. phM n wire n U4j.
Dill Motor Car Company
2209 Farnam Street Omaha Phone Douglas 2508
and business manager. He won the
world's motion picture popularity con
test." Now Fielding is a member of the
Harry Newman Stratton company'
Chicago staff selling eight-cylinder
King automobiles. Newman and
Fielding became friends when the lat
ter was superviling the production of
"The Eagle's Nest," in Colorado. Then
Fielding went to producing "The
Freedom of the World." It was a
stupendous task. Fielding came east,
was going to get a rest, instead he
joined forces with Chicago's live wire
automobile dealer. His success, is
reported as fine.
LODGE ROOM NEWS
OF GREATER OMAHA
Yeomen of Omaha Homestead
Turn Team Work Over to
C. 0. Heath, State Fore
man of the Order.
Last Wednesday night Omaha
homestead No. 1404, Brotherhood of
American Yeoman, initiated a class
of 19 candidates. The degree work
ws in charge of the Omaha team. On
account of business matters Captain
Kolb turned the team over to C. O.
Heath, state foreman, who will here
after have charge of the work.
S. E. Wilson, Hot Springs. S. D..
one of the members of the supreme
board of directors, visited the home
stead. The district manager, Edgar
Michener, announced that arrfhge
ments were being made for the con
ferring of the degree of Rhodtman
thus April 13 and that candidates
should file their applications with
Wednesday night Omaha homestead
will give a nance to its members an,d
their friends in the Lyric building.
Knights and Ladies of Security.
Omaska council No. 2295 will give a
dance at the Swedish auditorium Mon
Woodmen of the World.
With the Woodmen of the World
Tuesday night is to be an occasion
for great doings. Omaha Seymour
camp No. 16 has tendered the use of
its hall at Sixteenth street and Capitol
avenue for the use of the central com.
mittee and will furnish the refresh
ien's. The central committee has
provided a picked degree team from
officers throughout the city and a class
of 300 candidates will be introduced.
Sovereign Commander Fraser will
talk. All of the sovereign officers who
will then be in the city attending the
annual meeting of the sovereign camp
have been invited. At this meeting
tickets will be available for the ban
quet to be held at the Blackstone ho
tel on Thursday evening, February 21.
Sobieski camp No. 7a will meet this
afternoon at 3 o'clock at Twenty-sith
and Martha streets.
German-American camp No. 104
will not meet Tuesday night, but will
attend the class initiation of the cen
tral committee in a body. .
South Omaha camp No. 211 will in
stall officers Wednesday night and
will have a number of .candidates pres
ent to be initiated Tuesday night by
the central committee. ......
Koscittsrko camp No, 352 will meet
this afternoon at 3 at Twenty-seventh
and L streets. The city manager. will
be present and talk on "Child Insur
ance' and institute a campaign for
General Henry W. Lawton auxin"
ary No. 1, United States War Veterans.'
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win uum an an-nay Kensington ar Hie
home of Mrs. Fred Fero, .2753 Burt
Travelers' Protection Association.
The officers of Omaha post A, Trav
elers Protective association, have se-,
cured Ross L. Hammond of Fremont'
to deliver his address. covering Con
dition on the firing line, "Over
There," at the Commercial club roomsv
Saturday night at 8 o'clock.
Tribe of Ben Hur. ,
Mecca court No. 13 will give an
open meeting Thursday night to the
members and their friend. There will
he a musical program and dancing.
The women will meet Tuesday night
at 201 Karbach block to do war re
v Order of Stags. .
Omaha drove No. 135 has changed
its meeting nights and meeting hall,
from the second to the third floor of
the Odd Fellows' building. Meetings
are changed from the first and third
Fridays to the second and fourth
Thursdays of each month. The Stags
will hold their first meeting in tht
new lodge hall Thursday night. This
will be an open meeting. Dancing
will feature the evening.
Looking for work? Turn to the
Hlr A7n4 fotumni nrtur. Vriu
will find hundreds of positions listed
First to Sail Uncharted Seas
In the development of the modern motor car,
each new voyage of discovery has had its ven
turesome pilot.1 It has ever been the courage
of a few that has led the many to success.
BUT no exploration in the his
tory of the industry ever
called for more gallant enter
prise than that on which the Marmon
Engineers set out four years ago.
' Behind them lay all the experience
and development in motor cars up
to the outbreak of the European
War. Before them lay the unknown
seas of engineering.
For more than two years they
searched this trackless main, sound
ing new depths and discovering much
sought combination. To mention a
few: They found how to lessen
weight of the car a full Jialf-ton and yet
improvcits roadability and ridingease:
how to produce a shor turning
radius and yet retain the desired long
how to design seats wide and
deep and yet build a body exception
how to attain almost perfect
balance and eliminate numerous
secondary parts. ,
They charted the way to great
speed and power over a course of
small fuel and tire consumption. In
ways like these through the Marmon
34 the world has received the ac
cepted guide to scientific construe-,
tion. And the public has, in recog
nition, awarded this car the place of
To learn the joys of motoring as'
motoring can be done today see
the Marmon at the show know the
Marmon on the road. -
NORDYKE & MARMON COMPANY, INDIANAPOLIS
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