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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: FEBRUARY 24, 1918.
NOW WORRIED BY
In Many Instances Demonstrat
ing Cars Are Given Up by
Dealers to Satisfy In
Louis Hitter Buys Omaha Delco
Branch; Service First His Motto
"An automobile shortage in the
spring is inevitable," says C. J. Cork
hill, local representative for Haynes
, cars. ' He has just received a letter
frm S. M. How, general sales man-ago-
of the Haynes company, Koko
nioXlnd., telling of ir. How's recent
studj oJ trade conditions as he found
them in an extensive business trip
through the east.
"TheVeastern dealers have prac
tically no cars on hand," says the let
ter. ."Try's despite the fact many of
them started the winter with large
stocks. fvj many cases dealers have
given up heir demonstrating cars to
satisfy Ufsistejit purchasers.
"Theprncipal reason for this con
ditionnas been the1, freight car short
age, aided by embargoes. The conse
quent depleted stocks must be replenished-when
spring comes. Al
ready dealers are taking many orders
for spring .delivery.
Problems Are Many.
"The shortage will come, not be
cause the manufacturers will it, but
because they are powerless to pre
vent it. The coal situation, the labor
problem, the. freight congestion and
many other obstacles have arisen to
reduce the winter outputs of automo
bile manufacturers; No surpluses
have been accumulated; the makers
have scarcely been able to keep pace
with the demand,
."Under existing 'conditions the
manufacturers cannot hope to attain
anything like their large production
schedules of the past. Once the mo
mentum is lost, it cannot be regained
for months. Especially is this true
now when the automobile building
business is suffering from a critical
shortage of workmen, occasioned by
the call of thousands of trained me
chanics and operatives to the colors.
"Indications are that by spring the
buyer will -be unable to choose his
car, but will have to take whatever is
available. And it is doubtful whether
any will be available, in view of the
enormous number of orders being
placed now for spring delivery."
Kid Manager Makes Fast
Sally About Big Pugilist
There's a kid by the name of Louie
Diamond who manages a bantam
swatsman named Kid Hogan of Chi
cago. Also there is a heavyweight,
Andre Anderson, who for a time
threatened to break into' the big
league of heavyweights. It happens
that Anderson of late has got into
the habit of "leading with his chin"
instead of his left, with the result he
has been frequently rocked to sleep.
Sometimes it happened in the first
round, sometimes in th6 second and
third. It happened so often that some
of' the fight fans began to call him
''One Round" Anderson. ,
. The bunch was gathered in a gym
nasium the day after the first public
bouts were held at Fort Sheridan, an
army camp 30 miles from Chicago.
One of those who had attended re
marked that there hadn't been a
knockout in any of the five bouts, all
oi them going the limit, when Dia
mond, the kid manager, exploded:
"Yes, but there would have been if
Andre Anderson had been on the
Anderson was present and got it
just as quickly as any one else, and
Ninety-Nine Juveniles Are
Nominated by Rich Futurity
Ninety-nine eligible 2-year-olds have
been nominated for the rich breed
ers' futurity, which will be run at
Lexinglon, Ky., next fall.
:.A. K. Macomber, the California
turfman, heads the list with nine ju
veniles, three by Uncle, five by' Star
Shoot, the sire of Uncle, and one by
the imported sire, Vulcan, out of
Thirty-third, the dam of Midway.
Willis Sharpe Kilmer named eight,
the get of Ogden, Ballot and Star
Shoot. Johnson N. Camden named
five, all by Ben Brush, the son of
Bramble and grandson of Imp. Bonnie
Scotland. B. J. Brannon alsp made
payment on five colts, three by Imp.
McGill, by the White Knight; one
by Handsel and one by Ivan the
Distinct Surprises Are in Store
for Those Who View Super
Six Exhibit at Auto
Meusel Is Lost.
Bobby Meusel, declared by Coast
league experts to be the best looking
first base prospect in yealrs developed
on the coast, will be lost to base ball.
He has decided to enlist in the navy
at Los Angeles. He played with the,
Vernon Tigers last season.
Hudson's new models are always
awaited .with more or less expectancy
at the automobile shows. For several
years now the Hudson ha had the
reputation of setting the mode. Some
thing new could always be looked for
from the home of the Super-Six.
This year the reputation has ap
parently been maintained; and while
no radical changes have been made,
there are several new attractiove body
types totally different from any ever
built by this maker of automobiles
There are changes, too, and added re
finements in every one of the models
There are now 10 models in the
Hudson line two open, the balance
of the enclosed type. Of the latter,
the runabout landau, the touring
limousine and the full folding landau
are new additions to the line.
Of these three, the touring limou
sine perhaps stands out as the most
unique body type of the show. It is
both a limousine and a sedan, posses
sing all the advantages and conven
iences of either type. It has a seat
ing capacity for four. When the glass
partition between the front and rear
compartments is lowered, it possesses
all the intimacy of a family car. Vhen
this is raised, however, iq becomes a
chauffeur-driven coach, a motor dicto.
graph, furnishing means of communi
cation with the driver. There are
touches here and there that suggest
the craftsmanship of the more expen
sive foreign-built coaches. The lines
are almost severe in their squaredness,
but none the less attractive.
The runabout landau is a two-pas
senger car that can be instantly trans
formed from a snug cabriolet into an
open roadster. The full-folding landau
is strictly a town car type, a suggeS'
tidn of Fifth avenue on the famous
The new Hudson limousine, the
town car and the landaulets also have
a squareness to the coach line that
adds greatly to their appearance. The
rear fenders are longer. The interiors
are furnished in quite colors, with
richness and dignity emphasized.
Kentucky Starter Goes
In For Training Nags
Harry Morrissey, for many years
starter on Kentucky race tracks, has
resigned to tram the horses of H. A.
Porter, a Tulsa. Okl.. oil operator.'
The Porter stable consists of the
mares and yearlings bought from the
Elham stud in England and the
thoroughbreds Mr. Porter acquired at
the Wickliffe dispersal sale. Morris
sey, moreover, will have a half inter
est in the establishment.
A. B. Dade, who has acted as starter
on the Canadian tracks for many
years, and who is now at New
Orleans, will, it is said, succeed Mor
Pirate Infield Will Be
Long on Size at Least
If the Pirates put through their deal
for the team, then Manager Bezlek
will have the biggest infield in. the Na
tional league. Mollwitz is six feet and
two inches tall, Stumpf is over six
feet. BoeckeU lacks an inch of six
feet and George Cutshaw, the midget
of the infield, stands five feet nine
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At 107 West Second St.,
Grand Island, Neb.
Louis Hiller, well known Omaha
business man, has purchased the bus
iness of the Delco Exide Service sta
tion at 2024 Farnam street. Mr. R. C.
Smith, former proprietor, has gone
into the aviation service. Mr. Hiller
is already carrying out extensive im
provements, such as larger and more
fully equipped electrical department
for service and repair to starters of
all makes and especially the Delco,
also a larger stock in parts for Delco
starters. The main feature of the
business is the exclusive distribution
and service for Exide batteries manu
factured by the Electrical Storage
Battery company of Philadelphia, the
largest and oldest battery manufac
turers in the United States. Mr. Hil
ler says: "I certainly consider myself
very fortunate to have secured the
distribution contract for the most
wonderful battery in the world. I
have used Exide on my cars since
1913, when the first self-starter made
its appearance, and I know tomething
about them. My first aim in the busi
ness will be 'service to the public' By
that I mean real, useful, careful, ad
viseful service. Testing and inspect
ing batteries and starters of all makes
will be free to the car owners and if
they will only allow us to look after
their batteries for them, renew the
distilled water, watch for dead cells,
etc., everyone will get more nd bet
ter work out of his battery and pos
sibly save the cost of a new one."
Mr. Hiller returned Saturday from
the Exide battery convention at Kan
sas City, where factory representa
tives and officers met the distributors
of Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri and
Texas. New policies were outlined
and Mr. Hillejr came back greatly en
thused and delighted with the pros
pects for 1918.
That extra room will pay your coal
bill. Rent it through a Bee Want Ad.
Omaha Automobile Club
Who says war is h ? It doesn't
effect club dues for we have exactly
the same number of dues paid up to
day as this time last year. Which
shows that "once a club member a
motorist realizes the important work
we are doing."
The Province of Alberta, Canada,
at the 11th hour of the last law-making
body, rushed through another
freak bitl which became a law, and
provides for taxing automobiles ac
cording to the measurement of the
wheelbase: 100-inch wheelbase, $15;
110-inch, $20, and so on up to 135-inch,
$32.50. This tax is from 30 to 60 per
cent higher than 1917 scale.
Speed is doomed in Maryland!
Commencing January 1. 1919, a new
law, if carried at next legislature, im
poses one of the most drastic penal
ties on speeding ever concocted by
any state. The gist of, the bill: "All
new motor vehicles manufactured or
sold after January, 1919, designed to
have a speed or speed capacity of oyer
35 miles an hour, shall pay in addition
to the ordinary fees charged for
registration, an additional special
license tax as follows:
In 1919 cprrUI tex 50.00
In 11)20 mhx-UI tax 100.IM)
In l2t prrlnl tax 1 .10.00
In Wi aprrtnl lax StXl.no
In 1S spxrlnl tax 2.10.00
In 10 .prll tax SOO.OO
and so on till in 1928, a maximum
tax of $500 is reached, in addition to
the regular registration fee. The bill
declares its purpose is to protect the
public from dangerous and reckless
driving and figures that the safe way
is to manufacture vehicles that can
not make over 35 miles an hour.
When you work yourself nutty for
an hour and a half getting your old
bus into a good humor and finally
hear it cough just like a reg'lar car,
and drive out of the garage up the
alley, and run over a nail and p stl
puncturel O, death, where is thy,
The Liberty motor develops 40(1
horse power and weighs 875 pounds,
and from tests made it is claimed is
superior to anything ever produced.
Another feature in the auto industry's
l 1907, just 11 years ago, Omaha
boasted 349 automobiles, South Oma'
ha 18, Fort Crook four and Florence'
one. Today Omaha has about 9,000
Bolsheviki! The car owner's ma
chine is stolen: He swears in high
gear sulphurous language that he will
spend $100 to jug the thief. The "
thief is filially nailed. The car is re
paired as good as new by the thief's
friends. The case, alas, is dismissed.
Mort Gogglerink says he's blasted
ef he's goin' to dim his headlights.1
Mort says light was invented to see
by, and "he's gosh dinped ef he ain't
goin' to see where he's goin' and who
he rams into.
An effortless, light-hearted frolic I
That's what the Peerless Eight makes of
the ordinary day's work of utility driving.
The soft, easy flow of eighty horse-power
makes it a romp.
Would yon crawl at a snail's pace behind 1
retarded traffic? You may do eo with utter
Does the traffic open ftp t The advantage
is yours, for you have the "pick-up" to leave
the cars about you as though they were stalled.
And the limit of speed for the open streets
is a romp for your eighty horse-power.
And yoa waste not at all
For all this is done, in your "loafing" range
of power on half rations s
.Many a lesser powered six-even many
a four would starve ,on the fuel tlfat carries
your Peerless romping through the day's work.
Bat not every day is a work day.
' i i.
With your Peerleu yon sacrifice .none of
the holiday Joys you are equally as ready to
(race at to romp you have your "sporting"
You may master the road whatever the
adverse conditions, you may make Timer laugh '
You have only to open your throttle wider
to release her double poppets and utterly ,
change the character of her performance.
Cone now the aoft flow of eighty horse .
power "loafing" as you reach her "sporting1'
range there comes a deep growl of brute power,
In her "sporting" range she is as mighty
as she was gentle in her "loafing" range,
Let us show you the joy of these startling
contrasts in performance and the practical i
economy gained without sacrifice. 'v.
Phone Harney 10,
' Don't Fail to See This Wonderful Car
At Section 6 at the Auto Show
' Seven Passenger Touring
Roadster, $2,340 , C A f Coupe, $2,850
Sporting Roadster, $2,490 JjOyKJ Sedan, $2,990. Limousine, $3,690.
All Prices f. o. b. Cleveland Subject to Change Without Notice.
George F. Reim Company
' GEORGE F. REIM, President.
Distributors for Nebraska and Southwestern Iowa. - .
31st and Harney St
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