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THE OMAHA SUNDAY bcE: Sir iIuBLR 5, 1920.
IN TRUCKS USED
IN HAULING GRAIN
Survey of 13 States Shows
More Than One-Fourth of
. Crop Moved by ,
x . ' See1infT other fields to conquer
aijer displacing Old Dobbin on the
(jity's pavements, motor trucks are
. now chugging toward dominance
V on the rnrai highways. 1 heir lat
est achievement is in giving Anicr
ica's farmers a much needed lift iu
transporting the bumper grain crop
of jyjU. i .
Almost over niIit. it srrms. the
trucks has bAomc a tremendou?
j .factor in the movement of the na-
, lion's food supply. A few year ago
t only , a lew farmers recognized its
, i' ' full possibilities, but today it can
',' beiseen irom one end of the grain
, belt to the other carrvinc full loads
'of golden grain onward toward
. their destination..
,. "' This fast growing importance of
- the motor truck, to the grain grower
. is shon by a survey just completed
by the travel and transport bureau
ot the li. t. Goodrich Rubber com
pany. Questionnaires were sent
out to nearly 2,000 -country eleva
' '' tors by the, burqau and the answers
prove the truck s true position in
the grain fields. " ' -
' Remarkable Record.
S Those questionnaire ' 'answers
which gave percentage comparisons
of grain receipts by horse and
wagon as compared with motor
truck grain haulage showed that 26
per CMit of the grain being re
, ' ceived at the elevators by truck. In
ether words, the truck is' carrying
one-fourth oAthe entire grain, crop
of many sections of fie midwest, a
truly remarkable fact when it is
- considered that just a few years
ago the horse and-wagoli had the
field to themselves. . ,
The-- territory covered by the
questionnaires included Oklahoma,
Arkansas. Mfssouri, Kansas, , Mon
tana, Idaho, . Iowa, Nebraska, Illi
nois, Wisconsin, Minnesota and the
Dakotns. Answers were received
from a representative number ' of
elevators in each state. ' ,
Many in Nebraska. ,
According to the survey, farmers
in Nebraska, Minnesota and South
Dakota ' are 'ejnploying motor truck
transportation on a greater scale
than in other sections of the grain
belt. In these states, practically all
elevators are being equipped , with
automatic scales and dumps so that
the maximum service can be ob
tained from the trucks.'
"In western Nebraska." says the,
v..roweii mniDcr ana Oram company,
Omaha, "where grain is hauled long
distances, nearly all of it is hauled
by .trucks. , Some elevators claim
they do not receive a single load dur
ing the day by wagon. With the
new facilities that the truck dump
v lsturnishtng it is only "a question of
X ' ; a, short time until practically all
nunvi J H HI us- uamg 11 UVM fc V VI t
liver their, grain'
" The same enthusiastic idea about
trucks is held by elevator men in all.
sections of the . grain belt, even
wherefailure of crops in past years
has prevented farmers from invest
ing heavily in trucks as yet.
f iece-Arrow Dual-Valve
Trucks Effect Big Saving
Three big achievements distinguish
the introduction of the new two-ton,
three and one-half-ton, five-ton and
tractor models of Piercc-Arrow Dual
Valve trucks, according to Robert
0. Patten, truck sales manager of
the Pierce-Arrow Motor Car corn
parry of Buffalo.
"The greatly increased power pf
the dual-valved engine, the accessi
bility of design and the refineinent.
of manufacture account for these
achievements," say$ Mr. Patten..
"Speed and power-ability to sur
mount the steepest of grades or to
overcome the worst of road ob
stacles result in saving time on the
road. The efficiency of the more
powwful engine results in saving in
fuel consumption. The accessibil
ity of design and the refinement of
I ' manufacture results in saving time
i .-; in the shop. Thse major factors
;'-. cut ooeratintf costs and increases the
S number of productive hours of opera-
, i " 4 tion the ideal which the motor
" truck user strives for."
,"r: Time-saving, according to Mr.
Patten, is a main objective of Pierce-
4 , . Arrow designing saving of running
i time, loading time, snop time every
1 time expenditure, in fact, which de
lays the truck and keeps it from
eirning money. .
McGraw Tires Meeting
With Ready Demand Here
The DeLuxe Tire and Service
company has recently opened at
Twenty-fourth and Douglas streets
to act as distributors for McGraw
tires and, according to R. C. House,
manager . of the new concern,' has al
ready met with a considerable
amount of enthusiasm,
. The McGraw tire carries a guar
antee of 8,000 miles on cord tires and
6,000 miles on fabrics, and, accord
; itig to Mr. House, it is a quality
product, built to attract experienced
motorists who realize quality tires
give the est 'service in the long
Arrangements have already been
made for. giving service of all kinds
to McGraw users and within a short
time Mr. House expects to have the
McGraw firmly entrenched in the
minds of Omaha t motorists.
Instead of logs and stones oiled
on the frame, hollow, wheels which
store sand or water ballast for ad
rfitipnal weight, are installed on the
newer farm tractors.
Cameron and Malone Take Over '
'-.' Nebraska Steams Automobile Company
Announcement was made last
wee4 that the ownership of the Ne
braska .Stearns company, distribu
tors of Stearns-Knjght cars,- had
passed to H. A. Cameron and W. I.
Malone. ', ' , '
Both Cameron and Malone are old
residents of Omaha and have been
associated' with the automobile busi
ness here during the past lew years.
The organization plan of the new
owners includes a very comprehen
sive service policy which is certain,
according to - H. A. Cameron, to
make an appeal to all owners. (i
H. A.Cameron has been a resident
of Nebraska since 1872, and has been
in Omaha since June, 1898. During
that ,time he has been connected
with several successful business en
terprises, among which was the
Peters Trust (company. Mr. Cam
eron, was associated with the Peters
Trust chmnariv for IS years and left
there to become associated! with R.
1 ' ' . ,
Wl Hayward, m the Hayward-Caiu-eron-Nash
W. I. Malone has been connected
with the automobile industry during
the past 10 years and left the Hay
wood-Cameron-Nash company to be
come associated with the Nebraska
Stearns Autolcompany. During the
Jast 27 years Malone has been a res
ident of Oman and has built up a
following of friends which is hard
t duplicate. ,
The personnel of the Nebraska
Stearns company includes: H. A.
(Cameron, president; W. I. Malone,
vice president, and B M. Hare, sec
retary and treasurer. - . "
Hot Weather Hints On
The Care of Batteries
"Nobody expects a man to stop
his car a half dozen times on a boil
ing hot day just to see if his battery
is getting too hot," says Elmer
Rosengren, Willard service station
dealer, "but.it pays to keep an eye
on overheating when hot days and
hong runs are the rule."
"At noon and at iiight the careful
driver feels of the battery terminals.
If the terminals seem hot he turns
on the lights for an hour or two.
This' relieves the battery of its sur
plus charge. Unless this precau
tion is taken th4 .battery plates may
be warped so that repairs will be
Accessory Men to Meet
At Cleveland Next Week
Ttip artvprtisiniy managers' coutw
f ni iha 1ntnr anrl Arressorv
Manufacturers' association, conipris;
ing the executives of the princif a:
companies in the automotive equip
ment field, will hold a convention aj
Va1 Cpvnzrrt. O . on Fri
day and Saturday, September 17
and 18. j
"To Deflate Tube.
Deflating an inner tube is'a slow
business when tliis means holding
open the valve. Try using a goose
quill, which has been c.ut in the form
of a pen. Thrust the sharpened end
into the puncture and with a hole
in the side of the quill above the
air quickly makes' its escape.
King of Trails. .
riattsmouth and Nebraska City
In good condition; dragged every
, day; a little slippery in places.
N Lincoln Highway West.
Fair' condition; tstill necessary
to detour south around Elk
horn ; to get , to Elkhorn, go west
"fcut of Benson; road good.
Washington Highway North.
Very rough just out of Florence
for' four or five miles; fair from
thercon; slipery in places.
1 Pioneer Trail.
Through Red ' Oak, la. Fair;
some mud east of Red Oak.
White Pole Trails
Through Oakland, Atlantic, Des
Momes la. Good to' Oakland;
Oakland to Atlantic, muddy but
diving rapidly; Atlantic to Des
Moines, muddy in places but gen
erally fair. '
C.uster Battlefield Highway.
air to Sioux City; rough in
NOT SO BRIGHT
Field Torn Up and But Two of
Last Year's Squad Remain
Schedule Is a
To Lincoln, fair; a little rough
from Gretna to Ashland; an excep
tionally good road is through South
Omaria to within one mile of Ralston
and south through Papillion.
Automotive Activities Throughout
The avejrageaiito mobile tire costs
$39.48. , , n
New Zealand having a "good
roads" campaign. '
Motor tracto"rs fdr removing snow
have been perfected. ;
There are 26 states in the union
which have' a registration of more
than 10,000 motor trucks each.
In 1919 there were 16,412 motor
drivers' license's issued . in Norw ay.
Of these. 403 were to women.
The average life of motor trucks
on farms is estimated bwfeen six
and one-half years to seven years..,.
California has a Motor Carriers''
association, comprising. 600 firms 'en
gaged in motor " trucking in inter
urban service. , . y
'With headquarters at Sioux Falls,
S. D., a motor freight company cov
ers 80 towns in MinnesotaIowa and
South Dakota. -
Oh account of marked increase in
the cost of everything, motoring in
Europe today appears to be a sport
for kings only.
City assessors imWashburn, Wis.,
found more automobiles than dogs
in that town. 'Motor vehicles total
140, a-gainst 122 dogs.
I In England a commercial motor
vehicle fitted up, with temporary
seats for Sunday excursions is
known as a "chars-a-bancs." '
Out of 500 of the leading men of
America nearly 90 per cent drive
their own roadsters or coupes that
they use in business.
A new world's recprdfor 100 miles
over, a dirt track 'fc an automobile
ws Recently made in 89 minutes and
23 seconds. '
Miss Eleanor Marshall, a New
York golfer, recently furnished her
caddie with a "scootmator" for trav
eling over an 18-hole course. . :
During the world war the Ameri
can expeditionary force had in the
service 11,313 motorcycles. 377 cater
pillars, 135 tractors and 2,276 trailers.
The Island of Spitzenborgen, one
of the farthest north islands inhab
ited, boasts its first motor truck. It
is operated by a Norwegian coal
Pennsylvania issues half (year)
license for automobiles. The fee is
20 cents per horsepower, wjth a $5
minimum for the registration of cars.
In Canada more than three
fourths of thje 52,500 automobile a
censes issued during the first six
months o; 4hi(s year in Saskatche
wan were taksn by farmers.
Of the wore than- 1J)00,000 motor
tru-.ks in use in the United States,
New York leids all others with a
total of 97 716. Illinois is second
?.nd Ohio -third
Ralph de Palma, the automobile
racer, was narhralized recently bv
he federal court in Brooklyn, N..Y.
De Palma came to this country front
Italy when 10 years old.
, In the Pacific coast states there
were 239 000 motor vehicles and
3,000 tractors five years ago, where
as today ther? are 780,000 motor
veh'cles and 250,000 tractors.
On,accojnt of -the gasoline prob
lem, motor vehicles of the future
wi!' be constructed to make 20 or 30
milts on a ga'Ion. instead of from
seven to 12 as at the present time.
John, Schwartz of Bridgeport,
Conn., 'was a private chauffeur five
tears ago. Today he is known as
the "Jimey King" of Connecti cut.
threatening to wipe out street car
service m all the leading cities of
ha state, Schwartz . charges a
foniineriiaI Motor Paris
Partsjbp 85 types carried iivstocK
Omaha Motor ParfsBepofjnc
2374'rtonv 1Ll.SKiibM Dougl 7464;
straight 5 cent fare, while the street
car company lias been o a zone
schedule, ranging from 6 cents up
wards. The longest road in the world, to
be dedicated August 25, fs A scenic
highway of 4,50ty nrlles through the
federal national 'parks of the west.
The master automobile highway,
traversing nini states, and connect
ing a scce of frational parks and
torests wil1 require 60 days to tour,
usii'g Denver. Colo., as the starting
and finishing point.
An i "automobile church service,"
:-aid to be the first on record, was
recntly held' m front of the Third
Tesbyterian church, in Chicago. 111.
Officers o: thj church obtained per
mission1 from be street department
io close the Irghway to traffic dur
ing the hour of worship and thpse
cars whose, occupants wished to park
in the area for the service were ad
At the most congested point in
Par's, the Printemps corner, an
American army officer undertook to
establish traffic regulations for the
reckless confusion characteristic of
French traffic. Perfect order pre
vailed during the three hours of the
Women's Golf Championship
3 and 2
Howard Goodrich") Goodrich "I
'J. W. TilUon J nd 7
Louise Pound " Pound
Mildred Morri. J de'u't
Walter G. Silver "J Sibbern.en
A. H. 5!bbernen J 1 UP
H. L. Arnold
Charle N. Johnson John ion
E. V. Arnold ' 4 and 3
Mark M. Levinf" living
E. H. Spragu
J 4 and 3
8 and 4
4 and 2
3 and 2
3 and 2
3 and 2
Mr. A. H. Sprague
Ashmusen Aeronautical Company
Hangar, Repair Shop, Flying
School and Flying Field
65th and Center Street, Omaha, Nebraska
Telephone Walnut 4100. Night, Walnut 343.
Airplane for tale, repair and repair part on all make of ma
chine. Ship your craahe to u or phone u for expert repair
men. ' Time and material charge.
' t LEARN TO FLY
School term tartTtoon. Write for information.
q a uty
The Stephens ii salient in beauty as well as power, ,
economy and comfort "that is Salient which is -4tnt'ngJy
manifest or catches the attention at once." s
TOOK at a Stephens approaching, passing and going
away. Every line, curve,, surface and detail is ' 'J
pleasing to the eye. And not only pleasing and dis
tinctive but displaying an individuality and refine
ment that is truly Salient. '
Stephens individuality is attained without resort to
, passing fads, or fashions. The Stephens of yesterday
does not suffer in comparison with the Stephens
of today, nor will the Stephens of today be out of
place with the Stephens of tomorrow. ,
Finish as well as design contribute to the beauty of
the Stephens. It is painted in deep, rich and lustrous ,
colors. So thorough is the workmanship that .the
finish retains its original lustre through several
seasons of use, and the paint will not peel or blister.
. 1 i
Such beauty is not the work of a day, or month, or
year, but reaches back many years ago when the
organization which makes Stephens bodies became '
.skilled in fine coach work
Mid-City Motor & Supply Co.
. , DISTRIBUTORS
Telephone Tyler 2462. 2216-18 Farnam St.
STEPHENS MOTOR WORKS OF MOL1NE PLOW CO.'
The Central highy school foot
baU team is up against a perplex
ing problem. With but two letter
men back, and no place to practice,
prospects at present are rather
Ten of last year's squad have been
graduated. Ray Clements and Wil
liam Campbell ('Pete"), are the only
tfto letter men back. Harold Strib
ling, B.eryl Mcston and' Lisle Uper
ncr made the squad last ycarjSaud
are expected to fill regular posi
t:ons this year: Stribling and Hoer
ticr arc linemen, while Mcston is
one Of the . hardest hitting hacks
Central liac gpoii fnr cm tltnn (
George Smith, Wilmer Eecrkle,
Clark. Morris and Donald Meyers,
members of the second team last
year, will be out for positions on the
first squad, and should make good.
George Benolken, who has been out
of the game for three years on ac
count of heart trouble, will be seen
in a uniform this year. Several men
from out of town have registered at
Central this sewestcr, who'are tout
ed as foot ball players of no mean
ability. Frank Smock from Colorado
Springs, who has-made a name for
himself in Colorado, and Thorval
Berg of Vermillion, S. D., will be
out for positions on the team. Bert
Corliss, who has been attending
military school for two years, is
back at school and will try out for
a line position.
The school campus, which has al-;
ways been ued for practice ground,
is torn up on arcount of the grad
ing, and no plate has yet been pro
vided where the trram may practice.
This will be a great drawback to
the team. .
Central has secured a good sched
uler Out of a program of nine games
six will be played at home. This will
be an advantage to the team. The
oniy out-ot-town games will be to
Council Bluffs, Beatrice and Lincoln.
Of the six games played at home,
three will be with strong teams.
Sioux City and North Des Moines
have bright prospects this year, and
Sioux City is out for revenge. Cen
tral has beaten Sioux City for three
years straight,' and is determined to
turn the tables. St. Joseph, which
i) avs here turkev daw always has
team, and it, too, has
October 23 North tt' Molnoa at Omaha.
October 30 Rratrlie at lieatrice.
tfovsmber Lincoln Ht Mncnln.
November 13 Norfolk
Joseph at Omaha
It's Economy to Iiutall a Good
Gill Piston Ring Co.
1923 Farnam Street,
IT? TP PURPOSE CAR'
m m w
FT? V h7h
$1700 F.0B. tiid OMAHA
LightWeight Speed Durability
W. R.' Nichols Motor Co.
2420 Farnam Street.
What Tire, Sir,
Do You Consider
' Some of ycro will say one tire and some
another. But do you know?
The tfre situation is constantly changing.
All good tires have been constantly bettered.
The cost per mile is going down. Mileage
is mtrcuuug. t
v Do" you know which
tire is leading in this new
Do you know what
service is expected n a
prime tire nowadays?
less other tests are constantly made on heavy
cars, on taxis, trujeks and jitneys.
Five other good tiresl are j thus constantly
compared with the Millers, to prove that the
Millers excel them.
A 15-Year Verdict
The Miller Tire is perhaps today
the, most talked-about tire in Amer
ica. Users everywhere are citing
mileage records which surprise the-ru
And, above all else,, amazing uni
formity. Large' tire users are making count
less comparisons.; Sometimes over
20 makes are tested against Millers.
And Millers are winning enormous
contracts on these records.
Have you compared a Miller with
the tire you favor? If not, you owe
that to yourself. And you oweit to
The new-day; tire
, Miller Tires both Cords and Fab
rics are built by new-day methods.
The strength requirements are ex
treme. Over $300 daily is spent to
prove that cords and fabrics meet
Eight machines., in the factory are
run night and day to watch the mile
age under severe conditions. Count-
Th Crowd Atrto Supply Co., Nawtoa
Center, Maaa, aay that for IS yean they
have bandied erery popular make of tire.
Never ha a tire afforded their cuitomere
aueh unireraaJ satisfaction ai the Miller.
In 2V2 year they hare not had docea
adjustments, and they have nerer known
Miller user to change to another, tire.
Every tire signet!
Center tread smooth
with suction cap, for
firm hold on wet as
aide tread mesh
like cog in dirt
Every Miller Tire is
signed. A record is kept
of the maker, the process
and the inspector. If a
tire proves defective, both
the maker and inspector
are penalized. If a tire
disappoints, 'we learn the
reason for it. . '
Year after yearjhe Miller Tires
have thus been, constantly bettered.
And these endless comparisons prove
them to be the best tires built today.
They do not vary
The tires are uniform. Not one
tire in a hundred proves in, any way
defective. There are numerous large'
cities from which, last year, not a
single Miller Tire came back.
In Akron their home town more
Miller Tires are sold at retail than
all other makestogether.
Not a single Miller Tire, made
under the new methods, has ever
come back witn tne tread eone. . m
These new-day tires, all over the conn
try, are making remarkable records.
They have won hnsdreds of thousands
of permanent users bjrcomparative per
You should try these tires. Compare
the mileage with the mileage you get
now. It will, we belier. change your
whole conception of what a tire should do.
Whenyou buy a new car insist on Miller
Tires. Twenty car makers now supply
them and there ia no extra charge.
M 5 0 5 & o T$ ires.
The Most Talked-about Tires in America
Cords or Fabrics Geared-to-the-Road
THE MILLER RUBBER COMPANY
2220 Farnam, Omaha.
RCBT. C. URLAN, Mgr.
MILLER SERVICE DEALERS
COMBINATION TIRE MFC. CO., 1S04
Cats Street. Ttlephone Douglas b 1 ..
CUMING TIRE REPAIR CO., 1SH2
Cumin Street. Telephone Douglas
LATTA TIRE COMPANY. 619 So. 16th
Street. Telephone Douglas 85?!.
i. B. 'WHITLEY. V. S. Vulranuing Co.,
20 So. 19th Street. Telephone
CENTER STREET GARAGE. 5640 Cen
ter Street. Telephone Walnut 77.
DUNDEE GARAGE, 491S Dodge Street.
Telephone Walnut 584.
LEAVENWORTH HEIGHTS GARAGE,
4332 Leavenworth Street. Telephone
Walnut 47 li.
HESTER LOWE. Buirk Service Sta-f
tinn. 899 No. 16th Street. Webster
RIMERMAN TIRE AUTO SERVICE
CO.. No. '.'4lh and Fort Stu. Tele
phone Colfnx 4497.
SCHOLLMAN BROS. HARDWARE
CO.. 4114 No. 24th Street. Telephone
RELIABLE TIRE V REPAIR CO..
4716 So. 24th Street. Telephone
LAND A M'KINLEY, 27 Smith
Street. Telephone 769.
LAINSON A ROBERTS COMPANY,
29 Fourth Street. Telepnone 4648.'
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