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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (July 7, 1918)
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; OF CODHTY ROADS
All Omahaus Who Are Inter
, ested ia'Oood Highways In.
.vited to Participate
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. JnstVhat is the present condition
of the roads of Douglas county? Are
they as bad as some reports or are
they in good condition? Are the
county commissioners handling in an
adequate manner the funds available
for road work? Is road maintenance
and construction being handled as it
Are the roads capable of carrying
the traffic certain to come over them
this year because of transportation
conditions, the greatly increased use
: of the motor truck, and the unusually
heavy amount of auto tourist travel?
Have the county commissioners made
" a wise decision in their choice of
" roads for federal aid improvement
end in the use of all of the nloney for
grading? ' -
A delegation of city officials, influ
ential men. road boosters, newspaper
men, and those interested in the gen
eral good of the city and county will
consider these questions in the most
effective manner by personal investi
gation next Friday.
Will Tour County.
A good Tfiia tour of the, county
will be held. A line of cars will leave
the Chamber of Commerce at 1
o'clock. The afternoon will be de
voted to an inspection of sections of
many of the main roads of the
This tour has the endorsement and
the hearjy backing of the executive
committee of the Chamber of Com
merce, the Omana Manufacturers' as
sociation, the Rotarv dub and the
Omaha Automobile club. The matter
Jias been placed before the members,
of the board of governors of Ak-Sar-Ben
and action will be taken by that
body Monday night". Many of the
' members of these organizations have
signed up for the trip. A general in
vitation is being extended to all in
terested in road improvement and in
" the welfare of the city and county to
join the tour,
Preparing Route. y
While plans have ben' under way
for this tour for some time this is
the first public announcement of it. A
route over the county roads which
can be covered in fotfr hours, is being
"laidvout. .Those in every car will be
furnished' with information on the
roads visited, work being done, or not
Ibeing done on them, or character of
f The trip will be both an interesting
and an instructive one. The commit
tee working on the details of it con
' ists of J. S. White, W. B. Cheek,
.Clarke Towel! and Sam Smyth, repre
senting Jhe Chamber of Commerce
-and Automobile club, and L. A.
Higgins, editor" of The Motorist. ,
i A motorist in 1899 said: "My seven
;days' traveling," however, was not
done on consecutive days, as the mo
;tor always had to rest from one to
-three days after a few miles' run be
fore it could be persuaded to operate
Elks Quartet to Sing at
Various Army Camps
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Up and Shot in Old Mexico
When yon steal a Super-Sjx in the
state of Sonora, Mexico, justice is
meted out' in a simple fashion, an
adobe wall and a firing squad hand
ling most cases.
Recently, according to a report by
Guy L. Smith, Hudson distributor,
a thief broke into a Nogales garage
and made off with a Super-Six. Very
possibly he intended to use it in the
bootlegging business, for it is a fact
regrettable but true that the Hud
son enjoys a distinct popularity
among the bootleggers as a class
because of its ability to out-distance
any other make of car in use on the
At any rate, the thief crossed the
border with the Super-Six and disap
peared in Sonora. The authorities
in Mexico were notified and it was
not long until the Guyamas police
had nailed the thief. The Sonora
police force is operating very efficient
ly these days, and though Guyamas
is hundreds of miles from Nogales,
they were on the look-out for stray
The trial was a short anl simple af
fair. The thief was very evidently in
possession of a car that he had not
obtained by any legal process, and
when the trial had made this suf
ficiently plain the erstwhile pilot of
the Super-Six was lined up in front
of an adobe wall and shot. '
Just why an automobile thief
should get probation when a horse
thief got a hempen necktie is one of
those things that nobody seems, to
figure out satisfactorily.
Left to right: J. R. Gerke, C. S. Haventock, Alex Benston,
J. F. McCarger.
The Elk's quartet, a popular singing
organization of Omaha and Council
Bluffs, has been selected by the United
States war activities committee to
sing at the cantonment camps and
other military rendezvous.
The first itinerary of 10 days wil
begin on July 14, the trip embracing
Camp Dodge, Leavenworth and Camp
Funston. The quartet will accept
Should Have Battery
Expert Look Car Over
Extra lights, trouble finders, cigar
lighters and other such attachments
on a motor car are. no doubt, great
conveniences; but they may cause a
motorist considerable trouble unless
he gives attention to his battery.
These appliances all draw electric
ity from the battery, and often the
generator on the car, is not adjusted
so that it will replace- the current
they use, and thus overcome the
heavy drain on the battery. As a con
sequence the motorist may find that
his starter is inoperative, and cigar
lighters are cold comfort when you
must crank your car by hand. The
best way to eliminate such trouble is
to have a competent battery man
look over the car and see if such de
vices are overloading your battery.
"You do not need to pass up such
conveniences," says Elmer Roscn
gren, the local representative of the
Willard Storage Battery company,
"if you have your battery taken ff
the car and recharged at proper in
tervals. The cost of recharging is
small, but it is the price one must pay
for added electric attachments, if he
wants to keep away from trouble and
Motor mail wagons were introduced
into service by the United States Post
office department in 1896.
only their expenses on this tour.
These singers have appeared at
many Liberty Loan and Red Cross
meetings in Nebraska and Iowa dur
ing the last year. They made S3
Liberty' Loan , meetings last fall. On
these trips they received only travel
ing expenses, as they wished to take
part in the great volunteer work
which thousands were doing and are
The personnel of the quartet is:
J. B. Gerke, Alex Bengston and J. F.
McCarger of Council Bluffs and
Charles S. Haverstock of Omaha.
The quartet was organized in 1904.
Messrs. Haverstock and Gerke were
with the original organization. .
Fast Time Made by Auto
i From Detroit to Omaha
J. H. Hansen of the Jones-Hansen
Cadillac company, spent a few days
at the Cadillac Motor campany's fac
tory in Detroit last week and drove
home in Omaha in a Cadillac car so
new that it was hot even painted.
Mr. Hansen was accompanied by A.
H. Jones and the two men made the
trip . from Detroit to Omaha in 26
hours driving time. More than half
the distance was like plowing through
the mud. All through Indiana and
Illinois it rained continuously, and
yet ,in the 900 miles the car traveled,
if never once gave a moment's de
lay. Mr. Hansen is very high in his
praise of the roads in the west. He
says they are as good as any roads in
the country and are better when they
are dragged and well cared for. Il
linois and Indiana roads, while they
might be graveled, are constancy
filled with holes and bumps and un
dergoing repairs. Commenting on the
trip, Mr. Hansen said: " While the
Omaha Cadillac concern has not
driven any Cadillac cars from the fac
tory, this trip was made in order to
ascertain how long such a trip would
take under adverse conditions, and
while doing this we discovered that
for an actual and sure means of trans
portation, going and coming as you
please, nothing beats a good automobile."
Auto Factories All Busy
With Government Orders
According to reports made by J. H.
Hansen, who just returned from the
plant of the Cadillac Motor com
pany, the reduction in the automo
bile manufacturing has been quite
pronounced in the last month. Mr.
Hansen said that his company was
to have 48 Cadillac cars in the month
of June, but received less than one
third of this number and their stock
has been entirely depleted. For the
month of July cars seem to be com
ing through pretty well, however. The
factories do not know exactly where
they stand with reference to the man
ufacturing of passenger cars for the
fall months, for the reason that they
are now receiving so many govern
ment orders for Liberty motors fcnd
standard touring cars- for use in
In the early days spark plugs were
called "sparking points."
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and compared its perform
ance with that of the best
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Its 83-horsepower" engine
obeys every impulse of con
trol without a blunder. You'll
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