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and demeshing of the gears is abso
lutely automatic because the drive
shaft keyed to the starting motor
shaft has a triple thread which forces
the gear along the shaft, due to the
momentum of a disc attached to this
Rear. The difference in speed of the
starting . motor shaft or the pinion
gear respectively causes the pear to
travel forward or back on the shaft
and engage or disengage with the
tooth on the flywheel. The unit is
fool proof because the gears cannot be
stripped through any accidental press
ing of the starting switch while the
engine is running. The mechanism
is protected against back fires of the
engine because a spiral spring at
tached to the end of the Bendix drive
shaft cushions these shocks and dis
engages the Bendix pinion gear from
the fly wheel whenever there is
danger of the revolving shaft re
versing and reversing the electric mo
tor. There is no over-running clutch
to stick or slip; there is no resistance
or two point switch to burn out; there
are no shifting levers and pedals with
their complications. The Bendix drive
has fewer parts and is simpler in con
struction than any other of the Starter
drives. It minimizes gear noise4 in
cranking: the engine because there is'
Beautiful Scenery Found Along
Proposed Missouri River Front Drive
only one pair of gears in engagment.
It is absolutely silent when the engine
is running because there is no con
nection with the fly wheel as in the old
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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: FEBRUARY 24. 1018.
The accompanying scenes were pho
tographed in Omaha and give an idea
of the natural beauties which may be
viewed from the bluffs along the river
between Riverview park and Child's
Commissioner Hummel of the park
departmment and the city planning
commission have planned a scenic
boulevard route from Riverview park
to Child's Point. The superintendent
of parks and boulevards has made a
survey of a proposed drive from Riv
erview park to J street, a distance of
nearly three-fourths of a mile. It is
proposed to connect this link with
another boulevard drive which will ex
tend southward from J street for two
miles. This will be known as the
South River Drive.
It is further proposed to connect
this drive with the Fort Crook boule
vard and make this a continuous thor
oughfare with scenic spots along the
route. The drive will go through
clumps of trees, coming out at unex
pected places to a full view of the
river as depicted in the illustrations.
The boulevard will traverse a route
which will entail the least destruction
of natural beauties and the grades
will be easy.
The city planners urge acquirement
or control of the land between the
boulevard and the river, to the end
that the view, may not be marred by
objectionable structures or other
changes in the natural perspective.
The city planning commission has
made the following report on this pro
posed scenic boulevard: "The route
from J street to Mandan park has
been studied carefully by the commis
sion. The absence of contour maps
east of Thirteenth street has made it
impossible to establish a definite lo
cation, but enough information is at
hand to recommend an approximate
location. The city planning commis
sion recommends that sufficient land
be acquired from J street to Mandan
park to construct a drive approximat
ing the proposed plan. It is further
recommended that enougn iana De ac
nntrH tn nrntere nrh drives and ore-
serve the view and their usefulness for
all time to come. To obtain this ob
ject it will be necessary to acquire or
control all land from the proposed
drive east to the river and from Mis
souri avenue south to the city lim
its, except the railroad right-of-way.
"In connection with acquiring this
property it is suggested that steps
be taken to acquire or control the isl
and in the Missouri river south of Riv
erview park as a bird reserve. The
boulevard property and the Audubon
society's reserve on Child's Point,
which has been promoted by the Fon
tenelle Forest association, will then
be of national importance as a resting
and meeting place for migratory and
domestic birds. Properly developed,
this South River Drive will be a strik
ingly attractive feature of Omaha's de
velopment, far surpassing in scenic
interest the famous Cliff Drive of Kan
OF SMALL POTON
A Revival of Twenty-four-Hour
Dirt Track Races After
War Is l!ow Predicted.
"The day will come when the war
ring nations of the world will have
settled their differences and the
checkered flag waves on American
speedways once again," asserts F. E.
Miller of the .T. G. Northwall com
pany, "and there will be a revival of
24-hour races in order to determine
the stamina of the prevailing type of
high-speed motors of small piston dis
placement." This is the belief of George M.
Dickson, president of the National
Motor Car and Vehicle corporation
of Indianapolis, manufacturing the
National Highway sixes and twelves,
proud descendants of a National four
that 13 years ago put the world's
24-hour record for stock cars on a
dirt track at 1,094 3-16 miles.
"Just prior to President Wilson's
declaration of war on German auto
cracy, several speedway managers
were planning the revival of 24-hour
contests," he said, "and I am inclined
to think that such events will be
scheduled when automobile racing is
resumed in this country.
Would Test Staying Qualities..
"These twice - around - the - clock
. events should prove well worth while,
satisfying the public demand for some
thing new in the way of automobile
competition and also being of great
value to the motor car engineers.
For the cars of today, with piston dis
placements of 300 cubic inches or less
and of unusual high engine speeds
have yet to undergo the racking test
of the 24-hour grind. No one disputes
their speeds, for they have averaged
close to 100 miles per hour in 500
mile races, but the stamina of the
automobile is not tested so severely
in these five-hour runs as in the gruel
ing marathons that last a day and a
"Wonderful motor tndurance has
been developed in aviation engines
since the outbreak of the European
war and with the coming of peace,
the motoring public will be curious
to know whether these aeroplane mo
tors have the same degree of stamina
when placed in the chassis of an au
tomobile. Stability is the quality first
looked for in a machine by the
average buyer, and in 24-hour-races,
the manufacturer can prove that his
product possesses it to a marked de
gree. First to Demonstrate.
"One of the first companies to dem
onstrate the stamina of its cars was
the National, which in 1905 staged a
24-hour race against time on the dirt
track at the Indianapolis fair grounds.
Charlie Merz, now in the government
service, and Jap Clemons alternated
at the wheel of the car and although
losing many precious minutes in mak
ing a total of 56 wheel changes, es
tablished a record of 1094 3-16 miles,
which stood until 1909, when Ralph
Mulford and Cy Patschke put the
?4-hour stock car mark at 1,196 miles.
"Incidentally, while the National
was setting a nev 24-hour record, the
Indianapolis speedway, the ' Father
Adam of the similar courses at New
York, Chicago, Cincinnati and Minne
apolis and the smaller tracks at
Providence. Uniontown, Omaha and
( Los Angeles, was conceived, the four
owners of the Hoosier speed saucer
Carl Fisher, James Allison, Frank
Wheeler and A. C. Newby making
the first plans for their world-famous
racing plant while huddled around a
bonfire at the old fair grounds that
November nifiht of 13 years aao."
LOW PRICED CARS
Auto Dealers Predict . Steady
Increase in Demand for Ma
chines Both Here and
"The coming year will be bigger
and better for the motor car indus
try than any previous season," as
serts W. L. Killy of the Noyes-Killy
"This is the verdict of members of
the Saxon Motor Car corporation's
organization, who have been in direct
touch with the automobile situation
in Canada during the last three years
and who have watched the effect of
war time conditions in the Dominion.
They point out that this year Canada
has retailed more automobiles than
in any year since the motor car first
came into use there, and at the same
time, this year has seen the entire
Dominion devote more and more of
its energies to prosecuting the war.
"Following from this, they turn to
the situation in this country in the
last six months. Instead of com
pletely breaking down the retail mo
tor car business, as was Canada's ex
perience, the early days of our par
ticipation in the conflict have been
characterized by a splendid steady
business in automobile sales and one
that has continued right through the
winter to date.
Expect Bigger Sales.
"Saxon dealers all over the coun
try have branded this year as one of
surprises for, instead of a decrease in
sales with the coming of cold weather,
they have found an increasing number
of buyers. They are certain that this
condition is going to be followed by
spring and summer business which
will surpass anything they have here
"One thing that makes Saxon's
success during the year practically
assured is the fact that the motor
buying public is going in for cars
that can do hard work and do it well.
The need of the automobile in these
times is apparent to every business
man, but the type of car that is pur
chased by them apparently is one
that has every convenience and point
of mechanical excellence, without un
due luxury and froth, such as char
acterized the trend of motor car buy
ing a year ago.
"In a word, the country is looking
for an automobile to work, one that
retails for a moderate price. Spe
cial colors, special upholstery' and
other luxuries but unnecessary fea
tures are being eliminated.
"Then, too, with the price of gaso
line soaring, 'Saxon economy of op
eration is winning men to it who
heretofore were not accustomed to
think much about the cost of up
keep." Tub Spencer Threatens
To Quit Detroit Tigers
Report comes from Santa Clara,
Cal., where Catcher Ed Spencer of
Detroit is acting as coach of the col
lege team, that he has about decided
to stay on the coast this season.
Spencer is quoted as saying he would
like to have the management of one
of the independent teams playing in
California and that if he gets it he
will quit the Tigers.
Persistent Advertising Is the Road
STANDS TEST IN
King Motor Man Shows How
Starting Unit Has Come
Into Almost Universal
By WALLACE C. HOOD.
General Sale Manager, Kins Motor Car
Motor car drivers as well as auto
mobile engineers judge the merits of
a starting system by its ability to de
velop sufficient energy to crank the
engine under any and all conditions;
even in very cold weather, when the
storage battery is low and inefficient,
and the engine is very stiff and hard
to crank. One of the real develop
ments in a motor car unit of which
iittle has been said is the Eclipse
Bendix drive, which was the first used
in this country by the King Motor
Car company and is now in almost
universal use throughout the industry.
Much has been heard about the
Bendix. drive through court litigations
and disputes over patent rights; mat
ters of discussion in the manufactur
ing field and courts only. To the pub
lie at large and the automobile owner
in particular little is known of the
Bendix drive, which today is essential
to the operation of the self-starter.
The Bendix drive is the unit that
connects the starting motor with the
fly wheel when the electric current is
turned on, which causes the electric
starting motor to revolve and through
the Bendix pinion gear to turn the
fly wheel and crank the engine. This
arrangement transmits the necessary
power from the storage battery to
turn the engine over until a charge
of gas is taken into the cylinders and
exploded, causing the engine to start
and run under its own power. There
was a time when the starting of the
motor with the self-starter was a
noisy and grinding operation, accom
panied by many mechanical troubles,
due to complications arising from
numerous gears, over-running clutch
and complicated resistance switch.
The Bendix drive has eliminated all
of these troubles, because its action
of engagements and disengagement
is automatic, through the principle of
the momentum of revolving parts. It
is now used by over two score of pas
senger car and truck manufacturers,
and its universal use is predicted.
Among well known cars which use
the Bendix drive are the Appersons,
Biddlc, Chalmers, Chandler, Chevro
let, Cole, Daniels, Dort, Federal truck,
F. I. A. T., Garford truck, Haynes,
Interstate, Jeffery Quad truck, King
8, Kissel, Mitchell, National, Oakland,
Oldsmobile, Overland, Paige, Peerless,
Premier, Repubic truck, Stearns, Velie
Permits Smaller Motor.
The Bendix drive is manufactured
by the Eclipse Machine company of
Elmira, N. Y., pioneers in the manu
facture of coster brakes for bicycles.
When the King company first started
to use this drive it employed a 13
tooth pinion, a size that is universal
ly used today. During the past season
an 11-tooth pinion was developed for
the King Motor Car company and is
new being used on the current model.
This pinion gear permits a smaller
starting motor to be used because of
the greater gear reduction between
the starting motor and the engine;
a reduction of 11J4 to 1 instead of
9.7 to 1.
In the Bendix drive the meshing
Americas First Car. . J S
is the product of America's oldest and longest Sf
experienced autombile builders. The median- (SWS3 SIP
ical maturity of the eleven beautifuly modem- j!gLiSrisr
ized 1918 models commemorates S sEjT '
25th St jg J
"The Prettiest Four-Passenger Roadster
Note the four wide doors
LOW-SWUNG and racy in its dominant eye
arresting proportions, the new Haynes
"Fourdore" commands unbounded admiration.
The hood is broad and high-arched. The weather
tight windshield slopes rakishly.
The body lines, characteristic of all the latest
Haynes models, are straight. Wheel-form fend
ers, center cowl, rounded stern and modish top
heighten its magnetism.
Deep carmine, beige brown or royal green fin
ishes of super-lustre further enhance its attrac
tion. Beauty does not, however, usurp convenience.
Four wide doors provide unobstructed entry and
egress for all.
Roominess is predominant
'"pHE comfortably shaped, sumptuously cush-
ioned French pleated seats are broad. Knee
room and floor space are generous both in the fore
and rear compartments, for beneath is a 7-pas-senger
touring chassis of 127-inch wheelbase.
"Six-footers" and stout passengers may travel
The back of the forward seat is leather cov
ered and fitted wtih tonneau light and switch.
Two flexible robe rails are provided.
There is a capacious water-tight luggage com
partment at the rear.
Gear-shift and emergency brake levers are
curved to be within natural grasp. So are they in
all Haynes models.
One of 11 "war-time models"
'"THIS is no era ipr peace-time frills and fancies.
Neither is it the hour for undue privation.
"Happy mediums" supply the patriotic solution.
Eleven new Haynes offerings coincide with
this war-time spirit. Each is replete with timely
ideas in appointments, seating arrangements and
upholstery. Each has & sturdy under-structure,
broad long springs, generous wheelbase.
More than the Haynes incorporates we deem
inappropriate for. today. Yet to wish greater
riding comfort, or more stately beauty, is futile.
Thus here is essential luxury and commanding
appearance without extravagance.
Mechanical maturity experiment
WE regard this as no time for needless experi
ment. Where the past has demonstrated a
design to be entirely satisfactory, let it be con-'
tinued. Purchasers gain through advance assur
ance of excellent service.
Thus we offer Haynes "Light Six" engines
virtually identical to the more than 20,000 now in
use. Three and one-half years of owner-driving
prove them mechanically mature and without
fault. Such engines are time-tried and free from
Likewise Haynes "Light Twelves" enter their
third year upon this owner-tested basis. Your
choice of these two famously economical motors
See These "War-time" Haynes Models at Our Salesroom
Haynes Auto Company
2032 Farnam Street
Phone Doug. 5383
The Haynes Automobile Co., Kokomo, Ind., U. S. A.
Haynes "Light Sixes"
(Wood wheel, fabric tire)
Model S (R-pnw. touring) f 175ft
Model 31) (7-paa. touring) 1825
Model 8 (4-pan. FOIKDORE rosd.) 1823
Model XI) Redan (7-pass.) ttto
Model 30 Coupe (4-ptuis.) I5.T,
Model 39 Town Car (5-pnss.) S50
Demountable top for all open models 300
. Add $44 to cover war tax
All price f. o. b. Kokomo, Ind., and
ubject to advance
For those who cannot visit our showroom we have
a beautiful catalog ready to send. It brings the
Haynes line to your home. It gives the informa
tion that you wish. Write for it.
Haynes "Light Twelves"
(Wire wheel, cord tire) v
Open Car " I.
Model 44 (7-paa. toorinr) ....... .$S781
'Model 44 (4-paas. FOl'RMORE mad.) t183
Model 44 Sedan (1-paax.) S38.V
Model 44 Coupe (4-pnM.) 3:M5
Model 44 Town Car (Vpas.) 3M
Demountable top, for all open models 800
Add $14 to cover war tax
All prices f. o. b. Kokomo, Ind.,' and
subject to advance
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