Going to Maine or Canada?
Here Is Information on Roads
' Detailed Report oh Highway Conditions Throughoni.
the State and Atao Just Over the Border in the
Dominion Set Forth for the Touring Motorist
f The following pertinent information
on road conditions in Maine ami Can- I
ada comes from the Automobile Club of
From Portsmouth to Portland,
through the Yorks, Kennebunk and
je Siddeford, tho road ?s all hard surface
? and in good condition.
There is a good- road from Kenne
bunk to Kennebunkport, also from Saco .
through Old Orchard und Tino Point,
back to Dunstan.
The coast road between Portland and
Bangor. through Brunswick. Rockland
and Belfast, is free from detouVS and
75 per cent good, and with the ex< ap
tion of a few Btretches which ave
somewhat worn and rutted is in better
Condition than ever before.
Many motorists U3e the Bucksport
ferry and then run through Orland and
West Ellsworth to Ellsworth, and then
up to Bar Harbor, which is consider?
ably shorter, but the road surface is
not as good. There are very steep
hills between Prospect and the ferry.
Much betfer time can be made by con?
tinuing on to Bangor and then over the
old telegraph road, which ha3 been
surfaced and is in excellent condition.
through Brewer, Green Lake and North
Ellsworth to Ellsworth.
The section of the shore road from
Wiscassel to Wald toro, through
Damariscotta, which has been under
construction for the iust three years, is
now finished i.r.d ope."., thus eliminating
?the detour via Shcepscot.
To Reach Coast Points
South Harpswell and Cundy's Har?
bor can be reached from Brunswick.
Booth Bay Harbor and Ocean Point
from North Edgecomb, Christmas Cove,
Bristol and Pemaquid Harbor from
* Glenmere, on Muscongus Bay and
Portclyde, through Thomaston, Ash
? Point and Owls Head from Rockland.
Castine and Brooksville, from Orland.
Blue Hill, Surry and East Survy,
from East Orland.
build a gravel road from Portland to
Fryeburg connecting, with the White
Mountain trunk line.
Work is now going on in a number
of sections, with the prospect of hav
ing the road completed from Portland
to StaruPsh, Steep Falls, Hiram and
Brownficld to Fryeburg.
There is an excellent connection at
the present time from the Ossipee
Valley route, which runs from Oasipee
Centre through Efiingham Falls, Free?
dom. Porter to Cornish.
Mo?orists going from Maine up to
?Dixville Noten will find it better to go
from Poland Springs and Bath, then
over to Gorham, up the Andro:jcoggin
Valley, or follow the White Mountain
route from Portland and run north
through the Pinkham Notch from
North Conv?ay to Gorham, connecting
with the Androscoggin Valley route.
The Grafton Notch route from Bethel
through Grafton and Upton to Errol.is
narrow and very hilly, with a long
stretch of very rough surface.
Motorists can get from Bangor to
St. John, N. B? along the shore over
fair roads all the way, with the excep?
tion of now and then a rutted stretch.
To Reach Winter Harbor, which is
directly opposite Bar Harbor on
Frenchman's Bay, a righl for!; is taken
at North Hancock and fee ferry
acrpss from Hancock to West Sullivan,
then through Asheville to West Goulds
boro. again turning right and running
due south through South Gouldsboro
to Winter Harbor.
There are also connections to Birch
Harbor and Prospect Harbor by con?
tinuing on the same road, which con?
nects again with the trunk line ai
To the Canadian Line
The best way to reach Calais and
the Canadian line Is to run from Ells?
worth through P'ranklin, Cherryiield
Columbia Falls, Zanesboro, Machias
Whiting and Dennysville to Pembroke
The road from Ellsworth to Bar
Harbor is in excellent condition.
From Portland to Poland Springs
via .Gray is in fair condition.
from Gray to Auburn and Lewiston
through Danville Junction there are
one or two sections under construc?
tion. The detours are short and in
. From' Lewiston to Augusta the sur
Jra?e is quite good at. the present time.
Either side of the river from Au
k gusta to Watervllle may be taken;
I also the road from Waterville through
Burnham, Pittsfield, Newport and
Etna to Bangor.
Motorists going from Augusta to
(Quebec will find* road conditions good
k* through Waterville, Skowhegun and
Bingham. From there on to the
I anadian line at Armstrong is a dirt
road, quite narrow, making it neces?
sary to drive with caution. Motorists
should sound horn frequently, as cars
can. pass only where turnouts are pro?
The scenery from Augusta along the
Kennebec all the way to The Forks is
From the international boundary
line to Quebec there is a hard sur?
faced road in excellant condition.
There is also a hard surfaced road
from Quebec along the St. Lawrence
to Montreal, ISO miles.
Motorists can get up to Greenville
Junction and Moose Head Luke with?
out difficulty. To reach Kineo, it is
necessary to take the boat from
\~ Through Great North Wyods
The Great Northern Pajj^r Company
hais-built forty miles of good grave)
ro&d from Kineo around the upper end
of the lake through the great North
Woods, which is a very interesting run.
Arrangements can be made at Green-j
ville Junction to have the car taken
aboard the boat and towed into Kineo.
Belgrade ami the Rangeley Lakes I
are very popular with tourists motor?
ing through Maine and can be reached
over fair roads.
,t> From Skowhegan the best route is
through Norridgewock, Mercer, New
Sharon, Farmington Falls and Farm
ington, Phillips, Madrid to Rangeley.
A fair alternate route from Skow
hegiin is from Norridgewock, Madison, ,
Anson, New Portland, Dead River,
Flagstaff, Dallas Place to Rangeley. !
Th?. above route is considered one of j
thje best inland routes in the state.
The roads are practically gravel all the
way, riding in view of Mount Bigelow,
with a continuous panorama of rugged
The road from Portland through
^Raymond to the Bay of Naples has re- !
cently been repaired, making it free
from ruts and bumps, and it now pro?
vides quite good going.
The Poland Springs-White Mountain
trunk line is in good condition to the
?state line, just beyond Fryeburg, with
the exception of a short stretch be?
tween Bridgeton and Naples and be- ?
tween Naples and Wobbs Mills.
Considerable improvement has been \
mads on the Saco Valley route from \
Portlaud to Fryeburg.
F|ve miles of good gravel road has [
hetaibuilt in the town of Hiram to the j
Br?wnfield line, and one mile in the !
. town of Brownfield to the Fryeburg I
: lw?. ..
Money, has been appropriated to j
then along the shore through South
I Robbinston and Red Beach to Calais.
There is a connection to Jones'port
j from Harrington; also from Jonesboro.
! Other connections are Bucks Harbor
] from Machias, L?beck from Whiting
and Eastport from Pembroke.
There is an excellent gravel road to
St. A.ndrews-by-the-Sea on Passama
qucL'Jy Bay from Calais to Oak Bay
thi n due south to St. Andrews.
The State of Maine ha3 made rapid
strides improving and surfacing the
Penobscot Valley route between Ban
gor to Mattawamkeag and then to
Holden, Presque Isle to Caribou. At
j the. present time motorists can get
through with very little difficulty.
The road from Calais through Tops
tie! d, Eaton, Dan forth, Sulden to
Holden, passing through the Grand
Lakes section, with the exception of
being very hilly and badly rutted in
some sections, can be traversed with
very little difficulty.
The road from St. John through
Fredericton, then along the St. John
River to Woodstock, is about 75 per
cent fair gravel.
Motorists going up to Van Beuren
and Edmondton will make better time
j to cr?ss the line from Fredericton to
| Holden and then all the way up through
: Presque Isle.
From Madawnska to Rivi?re du Loup
! and up to Lewis and Quebec is mostly
1 unimproved road and very bad in wet
Motorists r?ing to Halifax from St.
! John will find a good gravel road of
I ninety mile-- to Moncton; also forty
i miles of good gravel road from Monc?
ton to Amherst.
I Fair dry v. "ather r^nds from Am?
herst to Truro, which is about 90
? miles, and 65 miles of clay and dirt
j to Halifax with some very rough
How to Know
When Gas Line
Is Clogged fip !
Siiiggiigh Running Tells, it
First, Later Engine Stops I
and After a Pause May Be
Stalled Again ; What to Do
By William H. Stewart, Jr.
President Stewart Automob?eSchool \
One of the most bitting troubles for
j the novice to locate is an obstruction
in the gasolene line from tank to car
! buretor. Some carburetors have a
| strainer where the gasolene enters the
float chamber, and others have a
strainer on some part of the gasolene !
I line. There is ono on the vacuum |
; tank where the supply from the main ]
i tank enters at the top.
These are all easily removed for
' cleaning, but sometimes clogging oc- !
curs at a bend in the pipe, and then it j
: is not so easily reached. In some j
( cases the pipe line is removed from the ?
I carburetor and the operator blows back i
j against the stoppage. This frequently I
j loosens it and the gasolene is allowed !
I to flow, carrying the dirt with it.
? This trouble usually comes on gradu?
ally, a few pieces of lint, chaff, dust,
I etc., accumulating on the strainer and
j not doing any harm, as there is plenty
' of room around them for the passage
of the gasolene. But soon the accumu- i
lation only allows enough gasolene to'
pass through to run the engine at :
normal speed. The driver does not
ki.ow this and when he tries to speed i
up the engine it does not respond.
The -gasolene cannot flow through j
, fast enough to satisfy the increased^de- ?
! m?nd, making the engine sluggish.
j Then more dirt arrives and the engine
S weakens, may backfire at the carbur
: etor, and soon stops. Gasolene can get
; through, but not fast enough to supply
While the motorist is searching for
tho trouble the float chamber fills and
the engine may be started. This Is
the characteristic symptom of a
clogged gasolene line. The engine
stops, but may be started after a time,
only to stop again. Where a strainer
is easily acceessible it is well to clean
it occasionally, but the average opera
tor waits until the above symptoms de- ?
velop. When they occur ?? described
above there can be no doubt about the
trouble, so the only thing to do is to i
remove the strainer and clean it.
Trucks Do Big Service
As Helpers on Tour
Carry Tents and Cots for East
Each summer members of automo?
bile clubs and road associations hold
what i*3 known as the East Michigan
Pikes tour from Detroit to Sault Ste.
Marie (on the eastern pike, return?
ing through the centre of the state, a
distance of 1,200 miles, consuming nine
The feature of the tour this year
was the performance of three Denby |
trucks, which kept up with the auto- j
mobiles and never missed a control. |
New two-ton models equipped with !
Firestone cord tires had no trouble !
doing thirty miles or better an hour, j
These trucks carried the big tent, sixty i
cots for the tourists, all their baggage j
arid a repair outfit, and none of the ?
tired tourists had to wait before their I
plunge into slumberland. ;
Narrow tread roads and more sand
than is encountered in a trin from j
New York to San Francisco were nego- ;
tiated, 200 miles of the way being !
freshly laid crushed stone and gravel. !
This Denby-Firestone performance j
was a revelation to the farmers, ?ihow- j
ing what can be done with present i
roads and what the future holds in i
j store when Michigan's $60,000,000 good :
I roads programme is finished. The i
I trucks went through the grind in the
| pine barrens witout any repairs, not
| even a loose bolt, and there was just
one puncture from a railroad spike
picked up at Sault Ste. Marie. Trucks
with power, these have have four-speed*
transmission, and, riding on pneumatics,
appear to answer the question for the
? farmers, eliminating damage during
shipment and making the most of time.
Savold Completes Test
W. H. Durborough, field manager of
the Sovold Tire Corporation, drove up
to the offices of the organization at 5
Columbus Circle, Friday afternoon, suc?
cessfully terminating the first offici?t
road test of the company's product.
More than 3,500 miles, the aim of the
trip, was accomplished since the start
from the Chicago Automobile Club, on
July 3, and under the most adverse of
conditions, caused chiefly by the long
! rains through Pennsylvania and Ohio.
; Three tires were on th? same air |
! throughout and the fourth was ce
; mented slightly to keep down lacera
i tions occasioned by a ten-foot plunge
j into a ditch to avoid a collision near
Detroit. Every mile of the way, how?
ever, was accomplished on the four
original tires, the seal on the spares
being unbroken from beginning to end.
F. E. Edwards, chairman of tho tech?
nical committee of the Chicago Auto?
mobile Club, and formerly chairman of
a like committee of the American Auto?
mobile Association, supervised the test
and examined the tires on arrival in
New York. Ho found his labels and
seals intact and officially verified the
performance of the tires.
The test thoroughly demonstrated
the serviceability and practicability of
the rebuilt tire. Each Savold on which
the run was made was built in the Chi?
cago factory of the corporation from
old carcasses already discarded.
The New York and Chicago officers
of the Savold Tire Corporation are
satisfied, as is Mr. Edwards, that Mr.
Durborough gave the tines a severe
test and completely proved the suc?
cess of the process of reclamation.
'"me Sportsman's Store
Everything for the Sportsman and Motorist
HE field of AUTO ACCES?
SORIES is now so broad
that only an expert can stock a
shop with the best of everything
a car owner may require. Our
t%venty years of continuous expe?
rience has given us an intimate
acquaintance with and an expert
knowledge of Auto Accessories
which are always at your service.
BROADWAY- 5d&*n?f *9& STS,
E?TA5W?HEO 1890 '
Formerly- THE AUTO SUPPLY CO,
Offers New Table*
Of Tire Pressures
United States Tire Company Man
Outlines Loads and Inflation
for All Types
By R. R. Drake |
Manager Service Department, United '
States Tire Company
Herewith Is givsn a new and up-to
date table, showing the maximum loads
and the proper air pressure for pneu?
matic tires, as recommended by the
United States Tire Company for the
users of its tires;
? Fabric tires for passenger cars;
Tire. lead, air prwimre.
8. 370 46
V.<?.?. 670 56
4. 815 65
4V6. 1.10U 76
5. 1,500- 85
Cord tires for passenger cars:
3.*..... 400 40
3V?. ?00 t"i?
1. 800 60
4 Vu. 1.200 , 70
5. 1,700 80
Cord tires for motor trucks:
4. 850 70 !
4Vj. 1,200 75 i
6. 1,700 80 ;
6. 2,200 ?0 |
7. 3,000 100
8..... 4,000 no ;
It will be noted that in this table the \
cord tiro has a slightly greater carry- :
ing capacity than the fabric. The dif?
ference betwoen the air pressure of
fabric and cord tires should be care?
There has been so much discussion
to the effect that cord tires did not re?
quire as much pressure as fabric tires
that we have found by taking the pres?
sure of a number of cord tires selected
at random, that motorists are using
considerably less pressure than they
The result of this is that occasion?
ally a cord tire is injured, due to back?
ing Into ? curb or striking some other
obstruction with force enough to press
the tire down to the rim, which causes
Motor Trucks lo Tour
Through Farm Country j
What ?3 to be called the National
Motor Truck Development Tour, run
Under the auspices of the National Ah- |
sociation of Motor Truck Sales Man?
agers, will leave Chicago August 4, and
will visit six states before it finishes,
October A, at Milwaukee. In the course
of visiting the six states it will cover?
8,000 miles through the rich farming
section of the Middle Northwest.
The tour is being run to sell to the
farmer the idea, of motorization of
his acreage. . The entrants will not
carry any specific advertising matter
extolling the virtue of this or that
particular truck. They will carry no
literature other than that which gets the
O. K. of the National Association of
Truck ?Sales Managers for the good of
the entire motor truck und farm indus?
try. The tour will distribute several
hundred thousand pamphlets in which
the motorization of the farm will be
discussed from every angle.
AJ? types of bodies will be carried
and demonstrations will be arranged
en rout? to carry loose hay for the
farmers, pick up a load of livestock,
wheat, oats or anything else they may
wish to transport to the elevator or
Walter White a Chevalier
Walter C. White, vice-president of
the White Company, has been made a
chevalier of the Legion of Honor by
the. French Republic. This honor was
conferred as an added, recognition of
the service rendered to France by the
White Company during the war.
The first and second groupments
of the Great Headquarters Reserve No.
1 of the French army, each operating
more than 500 White trucks, had pre?
viously received the Croix de Guerre
with citation for distinguished ser?
vice, and another citation .vr. ?? issued*
later on behelA of the entire Reserve
No. 1, operating 2,500 White trucks.
McCloskey Goes Up Higher
The appointment of H. H. McCloskey
to be second assistant treasurer has
inst been announced by the Goodyear
Tire and Rubber Company of Akron.
McCloskey cams to Goodyear only four
years after its organization, on No?
vember 10, 1902.
Edward S. Jordan Offers j
Used Car Solution i
Buy Only the Best Second Cars ]
Offered as Trade-ins, Is
Edward S. Jordan, president of the
.Jordan Motor Car Company, offers au?
tomobile dealers a solution of the
J problems connected with the handling
j of used cars. His suggestion for set?
tling the used car question, which
) dealers have long considered one of
j their greatest problems, has attracted
considerable attention since he made
! it in an address before a recent meet
I ing of automobile manufacturers and
Jordan asked every dealer present
' to write the names of what he consid
| cred the be?t and second best cars in
j every price class from $500 up. This
! gave each dealer a list of about sixteen
1 cars. Each man made his own list
| without consulting anybody else.
Then Jordan suggested that, for six?
ty days each dealer trade only in the
| cars he had just written on his list,
; cars which measured up to the individ
I ual dealer's specifications of what con?
stituted good merchandise.
"If you will have the courage to sell
; only those cars you know are good
j merchandise," Jordan told the dealers,
"it will mean a big elimination, of
course, but you will have the used car
"Don't sell a man an automobile
you know is wrong. You can figure he
will get back at you."
Bacon Goes With McGraw
As Tire Sales Manager
The McGraw Tire and Rubber Com
' pany announces that II. M. Bacon has
been chosen as its general sales man
! ager. Mr. Bacon was for eight years
i with the Diamond Rubber Company.
He became widely known through his
management of racing? teams, and as a
conspicuously successful tire merchan?
diser. He now resigns the position of
vice-president in charge of Diamond
sales to handle McGraw sales. He
assumed his new office August 1, mak?
ing his headquarters in Cleveland.
Kerosene and Water Is
Producing Good Results
Said to Prevent Carbon in Mo?
tors and Adds Much
F. B. Wright, of the Esta Company,
at 1844 Broadway, who has spent a
great deal of time and study in the
last few years investigating motor
troubles and carbon prevention, states
that kerosene mixed half and half with
water 1rt the Esta carbon eliminator is
giving the best results, not only in pre?
venting carbon, but in giving added
power to the motor. This device goes
on the dash under the hood and intro?
duces a humidified kerosene vapor into
the mixture? A number of experts claim
that it is a necessary adjunct to any
| car or truck and soon pays for itself in
i the better running qualities experi?
"Summer days cost motorists a lot oi
money," is the declaration of G. E
I Brunner, manager of the service de
| partment of the Goodyear Tire and
j Rubber Company. "Most motorists have
a wrong impression about the increase
! of air pressure in tires in warm weath
! er. Belief is quite common that or
! hot days the air pressure may in
crease to the point of causing a blow
out. There really is nothing to thi^
for the heat does not come from th<
temperature of the air outside, as ii
commonly supposed, but from the nat
ural flexing of the tire as it rolls ove:
the road or street.
"It is true that on a very hot day thi
air pressure in tires that are usei
continuously increases slightly, but nev
or sufficiently to cause any injury t
the tire. Tires are not as fragile a
some persons Imagine, and are abl
to stand three and four times th
ordinary pressures used.
Effects of War Work
In New Mitchell Sixes
"That the new Victory Model Mitchell
car is a great improvement on any
other car ever turned out at the Racine
factory is indicated by the small per?
centage of these cars now on the roa 1
that come back to our service station
for adjustment or repairs," says
George Stowe, pnpsident of the Mitchell
Motor Car Company of New York.
"This aot only means that the c*r is
well built, but that all the 'bugs' were
worked out of the new model at Rscin
before it ever left the factory. As a
result the car not only satisfies our
customers, but has added so -nuci.
prestige to the Mitchell name that v.e
can not get enough cars to meet the
"Out at the factory they seem to
think that the rigid requirements of
war work for the government had con
siderable to do with this bettermer.l
of factory results."
United States Tires
Perform Well in Cuba
In a recent letter from Cuba the
United States Tire Company is in?
formed that its Royal Cord is the
"quality tire" of the island. Se?or
Ignacio Montalvc, of Havana, is the
proud owner of a Roy^l Cord that has
already given 16,766 miles over poorly
paved roads. There was also the re
port on a Nobby fabric tire which had
given 19,000 miles on a delivery truck
in Havana and a chain tread whic?i
had turned in a mileage of 15,55)
on the car of Dr. Carlos Pineiro, of
Ralph Dort to Stay
in France a? Sales Director
Ar.ouncement is made by the Dort
Motor Car Company of the appoint?
ment of Ralph B. Dort as director of
sales for Europe. He was recently
discharged from the United States
Marine Corps, with which he ?erved
throughout the war. He will make
his home and business headquarters
THE SAVOLD TIRE CORPORATION
That owing to the immediate nation-wide expansion of its business, due
to the public appreciation of the great problem solved by the Savold
Rebuilding System, it has been found imperative to augment its present
organization by placing the entire Savold Rebuilding System under the
exclusive management of the
FINANCE ?AND TRADING CORPORATION
OF NEW YORK
The officers and directors of The Savold Tire Corporation are confident
that the added strength of the Finance and Trading Corporation will
not only conserve the very valuable good will which has been already
established, but that they have insured a wide development of the business
along strong constructive lines. The record of the Finance and Trading
Corporation and the personnel of its officers and directorate are such as to
confirm the correctness of their decision.
The Finance and Trading Corporation will have complete charge of the
extending of The Savold Tire Corporation's present system of buying,
selling, advertising and accounting. Under the management of the
Finance and Trading Corporation, The Savcid Tire Corporation will
continue to develop to the public's greatest satisfaction its high standard
SAVOLD TIRE CORPORATION
NEW YORK CITY
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