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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 24, 1918)
THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEti: FEBRUARY 24, limits.
ON WHITE CARS
ARE THE THING
vjbraft and the Creed of the
Builder Is Being Applied to
Some of the Makes of
1" High Grade Autos.
To those who appreciate the uncom
tton, whether it be a motor car, a
jscht, a house, a piece of furniture or
just a pair of boots, the genius of the
custom body desiRner today makes an
The creativeness and finished work
tnanshio of the better builders for
ear confined to a select and small
tnstorr. trade is receiving a wider
neocnition and oatronace. the in
evitable result of exhibiting the finer
products in the Automobile show.
The body builder today, however,
does not have an exclusive field for
using custom standards in body work.
At least one maker of high grade
cars, the Vhite company, has em
braced the craft . and creed of the
custom builder and applied his skill
to the production of standard motor
Can Adhere to Styles.
Although very few manufacturers
:Can adhere to the standards of styles
that conform with the higher ideals
,of the custom craft, it is said in the
(trade that the workmanship of the
fcWhite bodies is indistinguishable from
'that of the foremost custom builders,
i, Such an assertion would be natural
after viewing the cars to be exhibited
"by this company at the Automobile
show. All of the cars in this exhibit
are buijt from standard White designs,
yet they are. sufficiently1 exclusive in
type and finish to remove the owner
far from the realm of the common
These body types are particularly
interesting because they are mounted
on the 16-valve, four-cylinder chassis
whose great simplicity and economy
appeals to patriotic American from
the standpoint of conservation.
Nothing; That is Wasteful.
The completed cars suggest nothing
of the lavish or wasteful. Chassis and
body designers evidently have
matched their genius to produce com
fort and conveniences to men and
women 'with urgent duties to per
form. There, is no haste, in the process.
Painstaking workmanship and fine
materials are essential. In the
structure 6f the bodies, well seasoned
ash is the wood that is used because
of its elasticity and toughness of fibre.
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Tractors Will Burn Wood
During Scarcity of Coal
The man with the tractor can smile
at the coal shortage this year- He is
simply exempt, that's all. He is about
as independent as if he had a coal
mine. That's practically what it
amounts to, for Avery tractor own
ers are turning their heretofore use
less wood lots into valuable fuel.
What could be better than the
powerful farm tractor for this pur
pose? After the trees are cut, hook
the logs to the tractor and off they
go without a quibble to the wood
yard. Then attach the belt power to
the circle saw and bingo the tree
is soon cut into wood that is now
saving many a home from the menace
of the fuel shortage.
Nearly every farm in the middle
west has thousands of feet of com
monly called scrub timber standing
about the farm. This is material that
possibly never could be used for
building purposes. The use of this
timber for fuel, intead of taking value
away from the farm, actually betters
the conditions. The land that is
cleared can be used for more crops.
Stumps, fallen logs, dead trees, all
make excellent fuel, and now is the
time when they are needed most.
Many of the state boards of forestry
have recommended this work and
have urged the farmers of their state
to take it up.
Ordinary Driver Is Man
To Prove Car's Real Merit
Experimental cars in the hands of
experts may be driven a great many
miles on test without showing up the
defects that are brought on by owner
Things which will hang the ordi
nary user up on the road never feaze
the expert for a moment.
It is good sense, therefore, which
has impelled one manufacturer who
has a string of cars out now on a
gruelling test to have them driven
by motorists not in the "expert" class.
The series of trial runs is being made
over the severest going that it is pos
sible to find. When they are com
pleted the manufacturer certainly
ought to be in posession of the vital
facts about his product.
RIDING IN AUTOS ,
MEANS MUCH HELP
Another Way is Pointed Out
Whereby Coal May Be Con
served for Use of
Business was appalled by the brief I
suspension of railroad activities dur
ing the winter blizzards, yrt the total
carrying capacity of the railroads it
only one-sixth that of the automobiles
in use in this country. One authority
goes so far as to declare that the car
rying capacity of the automobile is
greater than that of the railroad and
street car systems combined.
"Deprived of the more than 4,000.
000 automobiles in this country, the
passenger and freight congestion
would be far greater than that occa
sioned by a complete tieup of railroad
traffic," says A. G. Seiberling, general
manager of the Haynes Ai'tomobilc
company, Kokomo, Ind.
"Not only does the passenger and
freight mileage of the automobile ex
ceed that of the railroad but the
railroad depends almost exclusively
upon the automobile for "the primary
movement of freight from farms and
factories and the final distribution. In
many cases long hauls by jntors even
take care of shipments usually sent by
rail. The government has demonstrat
ed conclusively the practicability of
such a move.
More Gas Than Coal.
"Use of the automobile lias become
so general that even the passenger
miles traversed exceed those of either
steam railroads or electric lines. And
every mile traversed by an f utomobile
in carrying freight or passengers
where this service would naturally fall
to the electric or steam lines means
a great saving of coal. Gasoline is
relatively plentiful and the price has
advanced less than that of other fuels.
"The automobile is the nation's
great means of transportation. Its
cost of operation is relatively low and
it is readily accessible for use. It is
the chief safeguard against failures of
other means of transportation, in ad
dition to being regularly Supplemen
tary to them."
After the pillars and joints have been
properly glued and given plenty of
time to thoroughly dry, the bodies
are covered with hand-hammered
aluminum. Each job is individually
shaped to its frame work. While
aluminum is more expensive than
ordinary metal, it is selected on ac
count of its lightness in weight and
because it is proof against rust.
The doors are fitted and adjusted
so carefully that wear and strain will
not disalign theih. Each door is rein
forced and protected against the ef
fects of vibration and the natural
tendency to sag.
From Balmy Sunshine Into
Snow; No Carburetor Change
One of the most trying carburetor
tests imaginable was recently made
by a Westcott Six 6tock car. Carrying
705 pounds, it started from San Ber
nardino, Cat., in the California desert,
220 feet above sea level, and traveled
in high gear up Mount Bal ly to Camp
Baltly at the top, 11,038 feet above sea
level, and in the land of perpetual
snow. The temperature varied from 97
degrees at the bottom of the mount
to 24 degrees at the finish.
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A GOOD, HONEST
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A CAR YOU
ALWAYS BE PROlfr) OF
The DAVIS is a great, big, beautiful car of character. In appear
ance and performance, it is a car which stands out notably in any com
pany. on any road, and in action it is invincible. You will find in the
DAVIS the very highest type of equipment that the automobile industry
The new DAVIS is in a class by itself for its wonderfully comfort
1 able and easy riding qualities. Extra leg room, extra space for comfort
everywhere. High "lazy backs," The 56-inch springs are of the semi
elliptic type, of the highest grade spring steel. The upholstery is un
usually soft and comfortable, only genuine best grade leather being
used. The backs and cushions are carefully stuffed with finest grade
. of curled hair. As a comfortable car, the DAVIS is in a class by itself.
Model 6-L, 18, Foursome.
Model H, 5-7, Touring. Model J. 7, Touring.
Model I, 5, Club Roadster. Model K, 7, Sedan.
New DAVIS Continental Motor with perfectly bal
anced crankshaft. Delco Starting, Lighting and Igni
tion System. Stewart-Warner Vacuum System. Strom
berg Carburetor. T. W. Warner Transmission. Hotch
kiss Drive; . Hyatt High Duty Roller Bearings. Brown
Lipe Chapin Gears. 56-Inch Rear Springs.
Good Contracts for Live Dealers in Open Territory.
PRINCE AUTO CO., Inc., Factory Distributors
A. A. TAYLOR
2054 Farnam St.
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AT LAST-TEE COMPLETE CAR
- THE JORDAN SPORT MARINE
marks! the advent of the mechanically
excellent, properly dressed, and com
pletely equipped motor carriage.
vlt is designed for the convenience of
that admirable class, who, favored by
fair fortune,, good judgment and good
taste, may choose a means of personal
transportation which is not 'only highly
efficient and economical, but also,
possesses rare beauty and equipment.
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This unusual ;car is distinguished by
striking and exclusive feataes: includ
A chassis containing more of the
complete standard specifications of the
Society of Automotive Engineers than
any other car built.
A new, power unit, designed and
produced4 by Continental,-the master
engine builders of the world and pre
sented to the public for the first time
by Jordan.; In this motor vibration is
eliminated, speed accentuated, power
increased and a degree of economy at
tained that is in advance of the times.
A custom-built, all aluminum body,
fifty pounds lighter, making possible
that beautiful velvety finish.
Body panelled in Honduras ma
hogany,, upholstered in special bright
hand-buffed, genuine leather, with vel
vet tonneau rug.
Five Silvertown Cord Tires and
five 32x4-inch wire wheels standard
equipment. A fashionably low car.
Three optional body colors , Briarclif f
green, Ascot maroon, Liberty Blue.
Special speed gear ratio, seventy
five mile speedometer.
Macbeth green visor lenses the
glare problem solved.
Waltham sport clock and tonneau
light empanelled in mahogany in the
Finest sport windshield made
Troy design with cast aluminum sup
ports. Lin-Rhubber covering on running
boards and front compartment floor.
Bumper for protection in traffic.
A real tailored top.
Curtains that open with the doors.
The price $2375 f.'o. b. Cleveland.
DILL MOTOR CAR COMPANY
2209 Farnam St., Omaha. Phone Doug. 2508
Space No. 31, Omaha Auto Show.
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