Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, May 08, 1921, Page 6, Image 6

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System Is Added
Mitchell Feature
tT. U. "Killy Says Simplifietl
Disassembling Already Has
.Won Admiration of Car
Discussing the new feature of the
Mitchell cSr. by which disassembling
is simplifies V. L. Killy, president
of the Noyes-Killy Motor company,
distributors of Mitchell cars in the
i Nebraska m territory, declares the
readiness 'with which this new
process , impossible, already has won
the admiration of many car owners.
"No ma (t'er how nearly perfect an
automobile may be, there comes a
time when- it must be overhauled,"
says Killy "Like any other piece of
machinery; it must, from time to
time, receive attention.
"The far-sighted motor car builder
recognizes -this fact and constructs
his produCJ n such a manner that it
may be readily disassembled and in
spected wljcn extended use make a
complete overhauling necessary. This
is no small saving of expense in the
maintenance of a car, as any parage
or service hop man will readily de
clare. "A very good example of the readi
ness with which certain cars can be
inspected .'nd taken down is the
new serios Mitchell. It seems almost
a contradiction that the Mitchell, one
of the most staunchly put together of
cars, can be so readily taken apart.
Yet the second fact is the natural re
sult of the first.
"What is termed as the Mitchell
'suspension" construction provides
not only ttS most scientific distribu
tion of wftght and simplicity of de
sign, but facilitates ready access to
every par"Caf the car. This con
struction consists of two units, and
cither unitSs so'coustructed that any
of the component parts can ' be
quickly ami easily removed without
disturbing,any other."
It is hi contention that this is a
big consideration, now that automo
biles are 'Jfnught with the idea of
rendering service over a number of
j ears. w
April Easiness Good,
Says Cadillac Dealer
"Bitsine.' for the month of April,"
said J. Ifv33an sen of the J. II. Han
sen Cadillac company, "was very sat
isfactory I aid encouraged us consid
erably in our feeling that warm
weather will do a great deal toward
bringing conditions in the automo
bile business back to normal.
"Durintf'thc month of April we
sold 12 new Cadillacs and 18 used
cars, which, considering the price of
the Cadillac, is .a very substantial
"Dealers in the territory are also
shovvin'g some signs of activity, which
is a further indication of return of
prosperity ianiong the farmers."
Tucker Again to Take
Active Management
Of Auto Company Here
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Charles A. Tucker.
Seventy officers and department
heads of the Olds Motor works as
sembled at the Elks' home, Lansing,
Mich., Thursday, April 28, at a fare
well dinner given to. Charles A.
Tucker, recently resigned sales man
ager of the firm. Mr. Tucker left
Lansing the following Saturday for
Omaha and will again resume act
ive management of the Nebraska
Oldsmobile company, which was or
gnized by him several years ago and
in which, he always maintained the
controlling interest.
Tucker recently erected one of the
finest automobile buildings in the
niiddlcwest and it has been his plan
for .sonic time to build up under
his own guidance one of the strong
est automobile selling organizations
in the United States. Owing to his
deep interest in the company which
he organized here, Tucker was rather
reluctant to accept the position cf
sales manager for" tlie Olds Motar
works and his return to Omaha is
nof altogether unexpected.
E. .J. McMullcn presided at the
farewell dinned. Talks were made
by General Manager , Edward Vcr
Linden, Vice President Leon Ger
man, Frank Gross, Thomas O'Brien,
Thomas Costello, Ed C. Shields. Guy
Tcasley and Charles G. Groff. While
general regret was expressed because
of Mr. Tucker's resignation, the wis
dom of his decisison to return to
Omaha business was admitted.
Mr. Tucker was well liked and
given loyal co-operation in the Olds
sales organization from factory to
dedalcr, and while sales manager for
the Oldsmobile line has accom
plished much to foster the organiza
tion and make it into a big, smooth
working machine.
Mr. Tucker's family will remain in
Lansing until the close of, the school
year, at which time they will return
to Omaha to' live. Mr. Tucker is
looking forward with a great deal of
pleasure to the renewal of his many
acquaintances here fn Omaha.
Labor Turnover at
Studebaker Is Cut
Co-Operative Plans of Cor
poration With Employes
Reported Successful..
Labor turnover with the Stude
baker corporation for the first three
months of this year was 61.6 per
cent as against a percentage of 269.0
for the y.ear of 1920, according to
announcement now being made by
the management. No small credit for
this extraordinary reduction 'is
attributed to the functioning of the
company's unique and complete co
operative plans 'as instituted in all
the plants during the summer of
The co-operative plans, which cm
body the .payment of anniversary
checks, vacation wages, life insur
ance and pensions, together with
stock-purchasing rights, were formu
lated for the fundamental and pri
mary purpose of securing prompt
attendance, loyal application to duty
and continuous service, and the em
ployes are so informed in plain
No Paternalism.
There is no savor of paternalism
or any intention of giving something
for nothing; the employes are
assured that their prompt, loyal and
continuous service, the only thing
denjanded in exchange for the right
to participate under the provisions,
increases the company's profits until
it can well afford to pay the benefits.
Under the co-partnership provi
sions employes are permitted to buy
stock in the concern to the amount
of $300 annually, 10 per cent of the
amount being payable .in cash at the
time of purchase and 40 per cent
payable in equal quarterly payments
over a period of four years. The re
maining 50 per cent is paid by the
company in exchange for continu
ous service. Approximately 28 per
cent of the total number of employes
now own stock under these provi
sions, the majority having purchased
the maximum amount.
What is considered most remark
able in this connection is the fact that
there was little effort on the part of
the company to induce the employes
to take advantage of the stock-pur
chasing rights, almost all of the sales
being made at the voluntary request
of the purchaser.
Prevailing Wages.
The company has spent in excess
of $2,000,000 in building homes for
its employes in the past year and a
half. In building these homes the
company has made use of its enor
mous buying powers and, in turn,
furnishes the homes to employes at
actual cost with monthly payments
not more than the rental value of the
property involved.
Prevailing wages have been paid
at all times in addition to the co
operative benefits.
Pres. A. K. Lrskine hopes to see
the day when each employe will own
stock under the co-partnership pro
Letters of a Home Made
Father to His Son
On Royal Coops.
Dear Son:
I been thinkin of knockin' off work
fcr a month or two this summer an'
takin' your mother to Switzerland.
She's always wanted to climb the
Alp mountains fcr the view, and fcr
my part I'd like to see some of these
royalty that's been collectin' there
fer the last two years.
I guess Switzerland can boast of
more kings than any other republic
goin'. You can't tell when you speak
to a man if you ought to call "Wait
er" or "Your Royal Harness." Most
of 'cm answer to both. The country
side is dotted with 'cm sittin' around
on shallcys writin' books exposin' the
family life of thefir friends an' ex
plainin' why they was obliged to
leave home.
Aside from writin', the great pas
time of royalty out of work is makin'
coops. Royal coops ain't the kind
you think of that's square an' made
of laths. They ain't as strong as the
ordinary kind an' don't usually last
but a few days.
In fact a royal coop ain't a coop
at all, but is more like commutin'.
It consists in rcturnin' to your na
tive country on the 9:15 train in the
mornin' accompanied by a brass
band, declarin' yoursel king, an' re
turnin to Switzerland in the evenin'
disguised as a lunch basket.
Royalty may be short sighted, but
it makes up fer it in hearin'. A de
posed king can hear his people callin'
him when they ain't even aware of
havin' opened their mouths. He's
like a man in a hotel lobby what's
hopin' fer a telephone message an
hears his name on the lips of every
passin' bell boy.
As take the case of Emperor
Charles some weeks ago.
"Your people is waitin' fer you,
says Count Popover, leanin' across
the bridge table.
"Waitin' fer me with what?" 'asks
Charles, trumpin' his pardner's acc
"Open arms," says the connt.
"You're sure you said open?" f.sks
Charles, '"Cause if you did you can
call me a taxi. I'm goin' to maks
me a coop."
A Great Reform.
Next mornin' finds him rollin'
through the fertile dust of what used
to be his royal kingdom.
"'Tis wonderful to see my country
again," says he, lookln' out the train
window at the pesents, plowin' the
ground with a bent stick. "'Tis my
heart's desire to help these simple
souls. My minister ot agricuitur
taueht 'cm to clow like that. Before
they used to do it with their fingers.
Progress is a wonderful thing as long
as it s government-controlled.
When they get to Hungery ttiey
take a hack an' drive to the mag
nificent castle of a starvin dook.
One of the nice things about bein'
royal is that you don't have to be
invited anywhere. You can ask your
sel' an' family fer a week-end with
out even botherin' to telephone if
the spare room is empty.
The streets is deserted. Nothin'
Again the Lincoln -'
Shows its Prowess
IN 48 MINUTES LESS than the fastest Chicago-New York train on the
Pennsylvania Railroad travels from East Liberty (Pittsburgh) to Harrisburg,
Pa., a Lincoln, standard touring car driven by Robert P. McCurdy, and
carrying three other persons, covered the 210 miles thru the mountains
in the amazing time of 4 hours and 53 minutes.
The high rate of speed attained
was 76 miles per hour and at one
time the car was held at 72 miles
per hour for 20 miles.
Only tourists who have traveled"
the Lincoln Highway in Pennsyl
vania from Pittsburgh to Cham
bersburg can fully appreciate
what this performance really
They know that it is nearly all
up or down the mountains with
but few stretches of straightaway
for'any considerable distance.
They know that no ordinary car
will mount the abrupt and long
ascents without change of gear.
They know that no ordinary
brakes will meet the emergencies
and no ordinary car hold the
sharp and winding curves at the
pace at which the Lincoln had
to travel.
Like the recent record 'from Los
Angeles to Bishop, 285 miles thru
the mountains of California,
when the Lincoln cut train time
in less than half and beat a
former motor car record by 2
hours and 57 minutes, this new
achievement is but another
demonstration of the Lincoln's
superior roading capabilities.
Farnam at the Boulevard. . Phone Harney 0868.
breaks the peaceful stillness but an
occasional rifle shot. All night autos
is comin' an' goin. Great nobles is
flockin' from all sides to pay their
respects to their lord. It's all they
can afford to pay. In another week
they'd 'a been forced to go to work.
It was a clpse shave. The emperor,
with his usual generosity, offers them
the freedom of the dock's house, in
cludin' everythin' in it, not over
lookin' th' liquor.
The next mornin' the people hear
that their Emperor is back. They
stand outside the castle an' show
their pleasure by throwin' bricks at
the walls. The Emperor walks up
an' down very nervous. Nobles hur
ry to an' fro. Messengers run back
an' forth. But it 'don't seem to do
any good. The people just stand,
heavin' bricks.
A Misunderstood Call.
It's a great disappointment to the
"Queer thing, Popover," says he.
"I distinctly heard my subjects call
in' me. This is the result of lettin"
the people monkey with a demo
cratic government. You can't under
stand what they're sayin'. Do you
s'pose if the White Hussars was to
ride quietly among 'cm at a gallop it
would bring back some o' their old
"Alas, your Majesty, the White
Hussars has all gone to America to
wait on table."
"What'll I do, Popover? I can't
walk up an' down the room fer the
rest o" my life just to make good
readin' fcr the school histories."
"I think your Majesty came a little
early. If you wait a few months
there won't be anybody left in the
country. Then you can have it ail
to yourself. Fer the time bein', I
suggest you wrap yoursel' up in a
pair of false whiskers an' drive
quietly down to the 9:25."
So the Empero proudly disguised
as a butcher's assistant, buys a sec
ond class ticket back to Switzland.
He's sure of get in' a royal welcome
there at least 'cause he left without
payin' his hotel bill.
it's a funny thing what's turned
folks so against kings. There's some
thin' about the sight of 'cm that
seems to make the common folk
want to holler. If it's not for 'cm
it's at 'cm. Pooch Frishie says it's
familiarity did it. The Brotherhood
of Man is a good idear but as soon
as you begin slappin' royalty on the
back it seems to knock 'cm off their
thrones. Perhaps that's what they
mean by the balance of power.
In the old days rulers knew their
business which was mainly to pre
vent other folks from kuowin' that
they didn't have any. No man ever
increased the world's respect for him
by allowin' his picture to be exam
ined under a microscope in the Sun
day papers. When Napoleon had a
red nose he didn't go around dis
playiu' it. He had a sheet put up in
his headquarters an' talked to his
generals through that. Talkin'
through a sheet may strain a man's
relations, so to speak, but it docs
away with a lot of cxplainin'.
Old Rulers Had Right Doper
When Alexander the Great had a
carbuncle on his neck he didn't walk
around advertisin' it.
'.'Tell the people to pull down their
shades," says he. "I'm goin' fcr a
ride in my barouche an' it might
strike 'em blind to gaze on my divine
But as rulers began to learn
readin' an' writin' they got new
"Simplicity," says they, "is the
watchword of civilization. Away
with these robes. They catch in the
furniture an' folks step on 'em when
I dance. Take this crown down to
the hardware store an' see if you
can trade it in fcr a derby. From
now on I'm of the people, fcr the
people, an' from the way I dress
you ormldn't hardly tell that I was
better Jhan the people."
It was a fatal mistake. Instead
of plcasiu' the crowd it made 'cm
"is this the fcMow everybody said
was divine? If that's the case so am
I. Why, he's partly bald. His
trousers bag at Ijie knees. Yester
day I saw him iive three balls in
the bunker an' hrteak the club over
his pry minister's 'back. An' I hear
lie don't get along with his wife.
He's no king. IV w just a man what
looks like Cassidy the grocer, only
not so refined. 4vvay with him an'
t lu-t man as car make the palace
first is ruler by prtpalcr choice."
An' the wrctchtVl monarch slinks
from, the country in a Rolls Roycc
to eke out a life of miserable pov-
....... 1.. Akt nitoHin
I I IV fUllUH IIIU . D" IIIUllllUlHI,!, IV,
scrted by all but twelve valets, half
a dozen dooks, throte doctors, a cou-
pic ot press agents an a iiuiiukt m
poor relatives. Whto supports 'cm
all the papers fail to state.
If I was a monarch I'd look for-
...n...l I .- tn til. in iiiImkii lll.F 1 I It.. 1 ,1 f
crossed the Swiss boitder as the hap
piest minit of my life. The Cooper's
life fer mine.
Democratically yours,
Amos H. Amcsbv,
(Copyright, lKl, by Ed Stricter.))
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Signs of
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your car more and
more from now on.
Hadn't you better make
sure that all the bear
ings are in first class
If new genuine bearings .
.are needed, they may
be obtained at
Omaha Branch:
Phone AT l-uitic 2844
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