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THE GARDEN ISLAND TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1922
Diafy of an American Motorist
The latest figures dealing with
the number of motor vehicles thru
out the world are very Interesting.
So far as is known there are about
12,(49,793 in actual use. Of this
huge total the United States ot
America can claim 10,505,660. Great
Britain comes next with 497,682;
Canada Is third with463,448, while
France has Just about one-half of
Canada, vi&, 236,146. Here are some
of the principal countries of the
world with their totals:
Germany 91,384; Australia 89,191;
Argentine 85,000; Italy 53,000; In
dia 45,933; Spain 37,560; New Zea
land 37.500; Belgium 33,000; Union
of South Africa 26,468; Dutch East
Indies 25,000; Mexico 25.000; Brazil
25,000; Sweden 25,000, Denmark
The country that boasts the small
est number . of motors is Monrovia
which is credited with a grand to
tal of three. .
How long does- it take to learn
to drive a motor car? That ques
tion was put to me the other ev
ening and I found it rather difficult
to answer, so much depends on
what Is meant by driving, and yet.
I ', should know, if anyone does. At
the beginning of the Great War 1
was chief driving instructor to the
British Army at the Great Bulford
Camp under Colonel, then Major
Lindsay Lloyd. In those days driv
ers had to be turned out with the
maximum speed and many men I
passed with only three hours instruc
tion. One remarkable case of nat
ural aptitude I remember. I had
this man out for half an hour one
morning and he displayed such
quickness in learning that I special
ly recommended him on the day's
report. The same evening I watch
ed a convoy leave camp for Avon
mouth and France. Last of the long
line came a big Peerless workshop
lorry, its driver seemed slightly at
foult as he took the sharp left
hand turn of the barrack square
and I looked sharply to see who he
was to my astonishment I recog
niicd my pupil of the morning!
Tlrty minutes tuition and off to
the war .with a:fjve ton lorry! Yes,
things were like that in the open
ing days, of the war, when the best
had to be made of many a bad
Job. Our ' O. C. certainly had to
make many bricks with but little
Unless signs are misleading next
year will go down In auto history as
the Packard year. There never has
been such a success achieved by a
quality car as has been gained by
the -new Single Six. From the day
this- new model was offered to the
public It has gone on growing in
favor of discriminating motorists.
30x3 Straight aides
35x5 S.S. or Q.D.
37x5 9.i. od QtD.
The demand Is so great that the
factory is unable to keep up with
orders. Not content with the inven
tion with the Liberty aircraft engine,
Col. Vincent of the Packard Co.
has Just won the American speed
motorboat championship with a
Packard englned Chrlscraft boat,
beating Gar Wood who has for sev
eral years been supreme in this
realm of sport.
Just recently I was up in the
north of Canada when the nights
grow quickly cold, and Bceing, as
I thought, a fellow motorist in trou
uie by the wayside I stopped to
offer my help. He was apparently
working on his engine when I came
up. On top of the exhaust pipe was
a can, which had the legend, "Lib
by's Pork and Beans." My aston
isl.mcnt at the sight amused my new
acquaintance who hastily explaned
that he always carried such an ac
cessory as in the event of an un
expected delay at least he could al
ways have a hot meal. You see, the
heat from the exhaust pipe kept
the beans beautifully hot. As a mat
ter of fact I shared the can with
him, as he said, "just to prove that
his idea was a good one," and be
lieve me, I thoroughly enjoyed the
There is quite a famous quarry
at Summit, In the vicinity of Chi
cago. Long ago they ceased taking
stono out of that 100 foot hole and
now it is only a deep pool but under
Its dark waters there are buried
many mysteries. A year ago 22 mo
tor cars were fished out of its
depths! That seemed quite a good
return for a week's work. Now the
police have again explored this
wonderful quarry and three more
machines have been hauled on to
dry land and they say thirty more
are awaiting recovery.
One is puzzled for a moment to
explain how this crop of cars comes
to be harvested from the old quarry.
When it is found that the insurance
has been collected on all the ma
chines recovered, the riddle is solv
ed. Unscrupulous car owners have
taken their machines to this watery
dump and rolled them down the
steep sides to be hidden under the
water. Then they have reported
their machines as having been stol
en and collected under the insur
ance policy! Some ot the owners
of these resurrected autos are like
ly to have very bad quarters of an
hour explaining to the police just
how their cars found their way into
the Summit quarry.
On the proper lubrication of a
motor engine depends the length
of its life and the efficiency of its
power output. Every motorist is
"Geared to the Road"
Give you honest value in long, uniform service over
all kindt of Hawaiian roads. When you put a Miller
Cord qh your car you can forget all such things as tire
get them it the following prices,
22.20 19.55 '
S. ICHINOSE, Kauai Agent, Koloa
interested in these two vital points
In running his car.
It Is a mistake to think that the
grade of lubricating oil which gives
the best results when the car is
new will always be the best.
When the engine is new and the
piston rings are a tight fit, a light
bodied oil gives the necessary seal
to the compression but after, say
5000 miles running, appreciable wear
has taken place on the inner cylin
der walls and on the piston rings
so that the thin oil, which gave
such good results at first, then does
not make an efficient sealing me
dium and gasoline leaks thru in
ever increasing volume thereby still
further reducing the vlscouslty of
the crankcase oil.
After the first 5000 miles then it
is necessary to increase the density
of the lubricating oil to a medium
grado which will function efficiently
up to about 20,000 miles when, fur
ther wear having taken place, a
still heavier type of oil must be
adopted to compensate for this.
Most motorists have a strong ob
jection to cleaning out their crank
cases at even comparatively long in
tervals, but it is the best economy
to do so; what with dust and grit
entering the engine thru the breath
ers, particles worn from bearings and
cylinders and sasollne which has
leaked from the combustion cham
ber, the oil in the crank case rap-
idy deteriorates and loses its lubri
Of all the odd ideas, I think the
quaintest has just come to me from
Japan! In the land of the Chrysan
themum, there are two kinds of li
cense to drive a motor car; one
is obtained when you can drive for
ward, the second when you can
mainimilate the reverse! Sort of
Class A and B, as it were. I can
see a class A driver being in some
thilng of a fix if he should take
a wrong turning that lands him in
a "cul de sac." You see his license
does not allow him to reverse so
what would the poor fellow do un
der the cirmucstances?
Give your friend a nice magazine
for Christmas. Send your order to
the K. C. Hopper News Agency, Li-
hue. Phone 22-L. Adv.
TRAVELING MEN and
Rates per Week: $17.50, $25,
$30, and $35
Rates per Month: $65, $75,
$85 and $120
o. b. Uo-
UNIFORM MILEAGE FABRICS
Geared-to- Cord Type
Size the-Road Tubes
30x3 $16.45 $3.85
32x4 39.50 5.80
34x4. 41.60 6.10
33x5 49.10 6.95
34x5 50.15 7.25
35x5 61.25 7.45
36x6 78.05 10.70
38x7 113.85 14.80
40x8 146.65 18.50
42x9 236.25 22.50
44x10 330.00 31.40
NEW CLASS ROOM
AT HIGH SCHOOL
On tho request of F. J. Dolllnger,
of Kauai high school, the county
board of supervisors voted to build
an additional bungalow classroom
on the high school grounds.
The classroom will be built In an
attempt to relieve the shortage due
to the great increase of students
at the school this year.
WORK STARTS TO INCREASE
KALAHEO WATER 8UPPLY
The county engineers department
reports the start of the tunneling
operation at Kalaheo to Increase
the supply of water for that district.
This increase Is necessary, as
several times this year this district
suffered from a shortage of water.
f CALIFORNIA FEED CO.
Hay, Grain and Chicken Suppllee 1
SOLE AGENT8 FOR
International Stock, Poultry Food
and other specialties. Arabio tor
cooling Iron Roofs. Petaluma In- T
cubators and Brooders.
King's 8peclal Chick Feed
P. O. Box 453 Honolulu
Dr. Justin C. Smith
8 a. m. to 12 m.
1 p. m. to 4:30 p.
I Dr. T. L. Morgan I
I Telephone I54L 1
I Office on Win. Hyde Rice PremUet I
Beautiful Hand Made Lets
Waimea Stables, Ltd.
At Waimea and Nawiliwili
The Most Famous Garagss on Kauai.
The place to get transportation to
The Barking Sands, Olokele Canyon,
Waimea Canyon, Kokee Camps,
Kukuiolono Park, Wailua Falls,
Hanalei, Haena Caves
Our automobiles are comfortable, our drivers) are re
liable and have been with us for many years, awd
know every Inch of the country.
We rent Ford Cars Without Drivers.
We run the stage line between Llhue and Kekaht
three round tripe per week
We do draylng and hauling by trucks all ovsr the lelana.
A. GOMEZ, Mgr.
THIS WEEK AT
AS EXTENSIVE AN
ASSORTMENT AS EVER
HAS BEEN SEEN ON KAUAI
CLEM GOMES. Mgr.