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DISPiES MYTH OF
No Cause for Eastern Mo
torists to Fear Cross3
Country Trip, Says A. A.
A. Accommodations Good.
Eastern tourists are sadly misin
formed about conditions on so-calledl
western deserts, according to Secre
tary W. D.- Rishel of the Utah State
Autonmobile association, who sends
this summation of far western road
'What about the so-called western
deserts and automobile touring trav
el? Every persons east of the
Rocky mountains who contemplate,
a tour through to the Pacific coast
it: today in fear of the so-called des
erts. He has inll mind his old school
geography, which branded all that
country lying between the Rocky
mlountainsi and the Pacific coast
as the treat American desert. lie
has visions of miles and miles of sand
with almost unbearable heat,
through which he must push has way
to reach the Pacific ocean. He has
read columns and columns of news
paper press agent 'slush,' where this
car or that truck made the trip after
hardships worse than could be found
on the western front, and that the
driver came through alive due only
t tlhe strong construction of the
plarlicular car he dlrove,, or the make
of tires ith' ear had on, or the kind
of lubrieatilng oil lie us(ed---delpend
ing on wheiither a car manufacturer,
at lire bilder or oil refiner was foolt
ing the bills.
Accr:o tul datiic lons Are (Good.
"Now, w\\ihat are the actual condi
lionl? The otrist c(,n lollow any
onel of the central routes and have
a bed to slep it n llunde a roof every
night. He icanl sit down li to a liali
to (at his three mnals a day. He
will find gasoline, a garage and au
lolhobile .lll!ii s.is al I'till eit i'llter
vals, or as often as he needs them.
The lighter the is etliilptlpi the tf.ter
litl.e he can tmake. lustead of heat
lie will find an overcoat coumfortabit
if he drives at ni.ght and he will en
counter more salnd at the old river
bed crossing near his farsmt in the
mid-eontinenlt country than he will
encounter bhetwteent tile Itocky moun
tains and the Pacific coast.
"Whenever water can be tulrned on
the so-called desert land he will see
crops of wheat and iotatoes, fruit
and vegetables that will far surpass
the yield per acre of his eastern
farm. And, what is more, he will
scarcely ever be out of view of an
other automnobile occupied by a tIlan
and his family traveling to see ihe.
l)esert Stunt Overworked;
"The desert stunt has been over
worked and the western moto~rist
traveling across the country never
takes the deserts into consideration.
lie knows there are long stretches of
country with nothing but sagebrush
and jackrabbits, but he also know:
that as a general rule he will make
luore miles per day than over any
other section of the United States
where the roads are not improved.
"Automobile associations and au
tomobile touring bureaus of infor
imation have a busy time explaining
away the fears of the timid public,
but as more and more tourists cross
the country the fact will become
gradually known that the person re
sponsible for calling the great inter
muountain west 'the Great American
desert' did .not know what he was
Secretary Rishel prophesies an ex
ceptional amount of transcontinental
touring in 1919.
THE RURAL MOTOR
Rural motor' express, that method
of transportation .over the highways
by motor trucks, linking rural
America up with the rest of the
world,'is spreading over the country
rapidly. These individual lines, op
erating from. 15 to 104 miles, are
gradually forming into a transporta
tion system which, when linked up,
will spread over the entire United
The ,rural motor express commit
tee of the National Automobile
Chamber of Commerce of 7 East
Forty-second street, New York, has
for some time been actively engaged
in encouraging and aiding the es
tablishment of rural motor express
lines, and to that end has sent out
to all parts of the country its litera
ture on how to organize a line. This
was followed by literature showing
how profitable these,lines were, giv
ing the experiBriee', o.( others wllo
were operating1lines' nil Tid''ts' 0of bi
erators all over the cdaudit.y'.i- I ,,
6000 OUALITY OF
Proper Lubrication Will Im
prove Service and Add
Years to Auto's Life. Take
Car Maker's Advice.
Properly lubricated and kept in
tune, there is almost no limit to the
useful life of a modern well-built
motor car. With the certainty that
many persons are going to have to
get along with their old cars for a
considerable period this elixir that
will keep the old boat running
smoothly and efficientl until we can
get a new one is a matter of vital
It is necessary in the first place
for the car owner to be doubly vigi
lant now as regards the quality of
the lubricant he uses. If an oil lack
ing in certain vital essentials is used
in the mechanical units, its failure
to provide a buffer between the mov
ing parts may result in injury to the
mechanism that will be disastrous.
The question of parts replacement
has reached a stage that is nearly
critical, and proper lubrication is in
surance against the failure of the dif
ferent moving parts.
Mamnuifacturer Is ies t Judge.
The proper person to decide just
what lubricant should be used in any
given car is the manufacturer of the
vehicle. The car mlanufacturlers main
tain laboratories and experinlctl a
departments to make positively sure
as to just what lubricant is needed
in each part of the tiechanislt, and
they are in better position than any
private owner to be sure ill the tlat
ter. So when the car manulfucturer
suggest.s that such and sulcih a makleli
of oil of such a grade should be used.
the car owner will do well to follow
the direction implicitly.
One mistake that car owners sonic
titmes fall into is the purchase of a
quantity of oil of unknown lineage,
but cheap pIrice, which the seller as
sures himi is just as good as any of
the well known brands. It mlay be,
but it probably is not. There are a
number of qualities that lublricating
oil must possess if it is to be efficient
in a mechanism like the automiobile,
where the parts run at high speed
with considerable heat. Such oil
must have requisite viscisity; it must
lie free from vegetable oils or foreign
substances; it must have the proper
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WORDS TO THE WISE
O - - ----- O
Soft brass can be made into spring
brass by hammering both sides light
ly with a hammer, using a smooth,
solid block of some kind as an anvil.
This produces a. slight hard filim,
which gives the brass the quality of
a spring, but filing or grinding will
remove this hard film instantly. This
kink is useful in an emergency when
a brass spring is needed and nothing
but soft brass is at hand.
In cases where the drain cock of
the radiator is so placed that the
water in making its escape strikes the
axle and spatters over things in gen
eral, it is an excellent idea to place
the edge of a funnel against the valve
in such a way that it will direct the
flow of water away from the parts of
the car into a pail.
In case the front tires begin to
show signs of excessive wear it may
be assumed at once that the wheels
are out of alignment. This condition
may be corrected by adjusting the
tie rod which runs from one steering
knuckle to the other and has a mov
able section at one end.
The average car owner is afraid of
winter driving. He is' afraid of the
slippery road surfaces he has to
But if he will give his steering sys
tem, including the wheels, a thor
oueh going over and adjustment and
will use his tire chains when condi
tions demand them. he need have lit
tie fear. Further, he should remem
ber that it is never safe to travel
over slippery roads at the same speed
that may be used with impunity on
dry, safe surfaces.
In cases where the fan belt dle
velops a trick of constantly flying off
or breaking, the natural suspicion is
t that the pulleys are out of alignment.
Working about a car always meana
- grease and dirt on the hands. There
is a simple way of loosening this
t grime. It consists in rubbing a light
- oil, preferably cylinder oil, upon the
hands, using it just like soap and
water. This method will work all
- the grease loose and then the hands
Smay be wiped on a piece of clean
in.asie or cloth, thus leaging the handsl
in gouMi hape fMt drdilta'ry Washsing.
WHEN JOHN BARLEYCORN PASSES
IT WILL BOOST MOTOR INDUSTRY
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this Im(ln I',or Ihr a ll, .tn hile iluls ry?
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FOR THE FARMERS
Bozeman, .Ian. 24.-- llners coii
tenmplating the purchase of a tractor,
omay have the advantage of instrul
tion free at a "tractor school" which
is to be held at the - Montana state
college in l]ozemlllan on Feb. 17 andlS.
Three or four instructors will ex
plain the working p)arts and pIoints
of various tractlrs.
The work is to be done in the engi
neering building at the Montana state
college and will lbe complete as plos
sible in two ldays of timlle. (]eneral
problems of the tractor man will be
discuscsed iand all engine' olr';latoi
and others interested are invited to
STOP THE ENGINE
AND SAVE GAS
It should be made an invariable
rule, says a manufacturer, that en
gines must be stopped while the truck
is standing at the loading platfornl or
making an extended stolp elsewhere.
Unless the drivers are watched they
will keep the engines going in order
to avoid the trouble of inaking a
fresh start. This was always waste
ful, but in the present condition of
the fuel supply it is almost criminal.
There is a very simple remedy for
leakage of water through the ma
terial of mohair tops with which
comparatively few motorists are fa
miliar. The process of rubbing boiled
linseed oil into the material will
render it waterproof.
Dennis Murphy, Head Machinist.
230 E. Platinum. Phone 1832.
We also Make New
PISTONS and RINGS
Generat \lachine Work.
Out-of-Town Orders Solicited.
McGrew Service Shop
Corner Second and Utah.
GRAND AVENUE REPAIR S1HOI
Automobile Repairing, Lathe
Work and Mill Work.
All Work Guaranteed.
Corner Harrison and Grand.
OREGON AIR IS
BEST FOR TIRES
A\ ire exo 'ii'en!c e hi!l mplih: ,i:;i
tli advanltage of 'liing well-knownVI
standard-ll',il·s on a:Lollng mllotor trip
is lhe one reported'lby 1i. ). Watts,
if tlit' tX't tA otf Wast & Rogers, li'lhard
dearedealers of '\.Vston, Oro. After
ising a set of Giodvar all-weather
rehd tiresi In lo0 divling for 1,9(11
iiles, he set out iil. i a llHudso ('ali',
le:avily loadted wuill:I camping outit
and ciii sying i li e l itesengers.
ir t elijti g 'ia , (,igil .l, t( iieyetno,
Ol)uilil aind ('hie tl gq l.t lie ir 'ived at
Litinf ' T'1 1i01.. 1 , .lh 'spedonmeter
rtdl ig'g , 4 ti,'35' ihni is, titlt Oregon air
in .i,,1 ltqur tifts. .Aý'Iev a tour of
Michigan he retul ned to Oregon. willh
leavier 16~ad thAttti l'bfor-e, with a re
corded, .mileage ;of, ,0 13 as granud
otal for th1 , set (of tires. which had
madli' the entirt' ti'ip witholut troublel
and stanrteld good for seve\ral thou
-and additional miles.
HAD BOOZE ABOARD
BUT, CAR WAS SOBER
Kn!oxville. Tenn., Ian. 24. . A con
sideralle aimount iof whisky seizeid
in raids was used in the radiator of
his Ford c r, testified John W\. Sneed,
former chiif deputy sheriff under
Sheriff Callaway, in the Itrial of the
ex-slieriff here on a charget of iolat
ing the lbone-41ry law. Attorney Genu
eral Myuoll askeld Sneed if he had
whisky ini his car the night Sneed
skiddedl and had an accident, to
which Mr. Sneed replied: "No, it was
sober that night."
Any Make of (Cir.
General Repair Shop.l and
2124 Cobban Street
C. C. DAHN, Mgr.
:. Ilis' fine tools, lamps,
i,1,.;. tacR s; spark I lug.,
oils, *greases, altomlo
1 h,,, "iler the phone number
2 Park St. Phone 951;
Wheels of Disc and of Wire
Type Coming. Cars Will
Be Much Lighter. Experi
ence Great Teacher.
Just wh'it did the Americn llotlor
car indll sty lea11 1rn fi'roi its experi
onces n; the p/ inciail producer of
iililtary eoluipnl eiit for t'l'nle SaIt
during the litl o unpiasfl lnlli:atne ' It.
A. Tarantlts, writing iI the JaultU'y
issuei i of .\otolr, alsl ers W l l- ; hi!, tlues
lion bi y sl Hying thill "to llcotor il
a bhtter knowledge of design, but. a
better knowledge of manufacturing
methods, better method:; of Imiking
parts quicker ;and mtore accurately,
It has learned how to produoe good
units ill q( tll ity.
TI'oi whole ii g ' loalnt'ate 1ais .; of
dlata o tl ined will 1e( reflecteld in our
next crop of car;. Briefly. h(ose cars
will oe mutch lighter than our present
ones; they l ' ill use Illre ll lliuntl i
and prlessedl stel 1'parts; they will
Savie better bodies, ( e more cot- 1
f'ortualo. far nmtre economical. cheap
1er in prileliP intd show general lrfill(e
meint in detlail a;ll through. Engines
will he better lu/brie'ted. They will
r1111 hottr aindll il lil u t Ih l will usei
thermiostalic control. Ther ( will he
a few tllc nges il ci lluches, in 'llrans
WENT NINE YEARS
WITH NO LICENSE
Onii of lll II resIt Iicases ver
broughl.t before' lihe courts was that of
John P. Frederickson of \Vorhester,
Mla'ss., who was ar'orested following a
slight accident. When lbroughlt into
-court and askedh' to show his license
to drive a car lhe stated that le did
not have any alllnd that although li'he
hadu been drivilng motor (.lI'rs for nine
year, in :\ls;isachl sel ts he never I b
l.lined a license. Anld lihe neverI had
figlured ill an accident, which a'
lllcounts for the aulthorities not know
ing this fact. The case was reported
i the a\lissa'chusettIs Ilighlway icom
TO v0en001 liVot l'old ioig lIotor
trucks it meter has bo(it invented
that shows the weight If each load
Two 34x4 Tires at a Bargain.
Old Casings Bought and Sold.
J. L. Mathiesen
40 E. Galena. Phone 5067-J.
1126 I'lah Ave. Phone 2179.
Auto Service and Repair Shop
We specialize on FORD CARS.
Ford truck rented in place of dis
ahled one. No loss of time to coin
WRECKING CAR AT YOUR
Vulcan Welding Works
Welding Cast Iron, Steel,
Brass, Bronze, Aluminum
We Also huin ('Carbon Fromn Auto
116-118 S. Wyoming St.
All W\ork Guaranteed.
Butte Battery Co.
I XII)E DISTRIBUTORS
Up-to-Date Auto Electricians.
We Repair All Makes of Batteries.
Phone 91s. 119 S. IMonhtana St.
TAKE CARE OF
THE RE AR XLE
Here's Something for Auto (
Owners to Remember.
Proper Lubrication Is One
of Most Essential Points.
Considering the constant duty of
the rear axle, it requires but little
attention. That little attention, how
ever, shouldt be given it or tile car F
or truck owner will so0me day find d
himlself confronted by all unexpected (
axle breakdown, or the necessity of
Ian axle repair which a little care
ilight have avoided.
The entire care of the rear' axle
can he stulimimneId lup ill one word; that I
is lubrication. Wit h proper lubrica- t
tion the rear axle is designed to, and I
will. last the life of a car or a truck. t
Without lubrication it will last a re- t
ilarkaby long time, ibut eventually
is sullre to go to pieces, and when it
does, the (car is at a standstill until
a repair or replacement has been
The rear axle has to do two things, 1
and Iboth of these reqluir'e an excep
Iioinal degree of strength and trust
worthiness in order that the func- 1
tion be properly Iperforlted with the 1
desitrable quality of duralbility. In t
the first pllace, the axle tllust take
tihe celter linle drive on the car and t
bring it transversely to the two rear
wtheels, and in the second place, it
must also under general conditions
take cure of the differential func
tions. ''li, rear axle housing, there
force, is a two-in-one prolposition con
talining lie bevel or worml gear
drive, which effects the transfer
from tlhe longitudinal to the trans
verse direclion and also includes the
differentlial gearing, which is neces
sary to allow one wheel to run faster
than the other when turning a curve.
V When the truck or car is traveling
on a straight piece of road tie dif
fr'ential housing rotates solidly,
calrryinlg the axle drive shaft around
with it as a. unit. When a curve is
reached, however., andt tie steering
wheel is obliged to go around a cor
ner, it is lnecessary for the wheel on
the iniside of the cturve to rotatte at
a slower it' thanli the wheel on thie
outlside i ortlder to have it true iro
tary imotiot otn otlh. This is takeni
cart of by having one differential
ge'ar i'run faster than anothler, which
in turn11 I)ermits (tie axle shaft and
also the wheel to run faster or
slower than the wheel on the other
With these actions going on con
tinuously it, means that the gears are
unider constant wearing stress, and
unless they are plentifully supplied
with lubricant they are sure to wear
and eventlually hbecone noisy.. If lu
brication is seriously neglected, so
that. the gears are running dry, tlhe
teeth will finally wear and chip and
the bearings becomle so nluch ouIt of
line that finally breakage will result.
The front wheel spindles upon
which lthe wheels are mounted turn
on the king-bolt or pin. There are
bIronlze pin bushings to take the wear,
but if lubrication fails the bolt ofteni
"freezes" in the bushings and then
the bolt. turns around, causing wear
where there is no renewable bush
nlug to take care of it. In cases of this
sort. Illt king-bolt should be removed
Iby first revolving the castellated nut
at the bottom. After cleaning the bolt
t anld thle lart into which it fits, the
whole should be well oiled and then
replaced. The nut should then be
SAYS IT'S EASY
TO FILTER OILS
Two old five-gallon oil cans with
their tops removed and one placed
above the oth'er form the basis of a
good filter for waste oil. The bottom
of the upper can is punched full of
holes, and the bottom can has a fau
cet for drawing off the filtered oil.
The upper can is half filled with or
dinary wood charcoal broken up into
pieces about one-quarter inch in size.,
The charcoal forms an absorbent for
the dirt and grit in the oil, allowing
only clean oil to pass through.
One of the conmmonest inistakes in
driving is the "riding" of the clutch,
which perhaps a majority of oper
ators indulge in. If the foot is kept
I constantly on the clutch pedal, even
ithough lightly, the action causes
rapid wear of the clutch thrust bear
ing, and clutch slipping. If the clutch
is of the cone variety the facing is
worn excessively, while in' the disk
clutch in oil the extra heat tends to
Ithin the 9il g.d permits igrabling.
Drivers slhOhid "ieep 'off thb clhtth
exeept wheal it'ss !bo be, operated.),:
Goodrich Rubber Company
Tells How to Prevent Tire
Troubles in Cold Weather.
Urges Rigid Inspection.
To the motorist who would reduce
to a minimum his dismounts to re
pair tires under the unpleasant con
ditions of winter weather the B. F.
Goodrich Rubber company offers
some timely warnings regarding the
cold weather care of tires.
The very first precaution against
undue tire trouble is a rigid inspec
tion of the casing for cuts and small
holes, which should be plugged with
tire putty. Tires should be kept water
tight as protection against the wet.
slushy roads and pavements. Water
seeping into tires 'quickly rots and
deteriorates the cotton fabrics and
A favorite place for rough frozen
ruts and sharp pieces of ice to jab
and slash a tire is the portion of
casing between the rim and side
wall. Such punishminent will be great
ly reduced by proper and full infla
Do not apply anti-skid devices too
tightly to tire just to eliminate the
clanking and racket of the chains
beating against the mud guards or
fenders. Tires are cut severely by
tight chains. Chains should also be
periodically inspected and when the
cross links becolne worn, rough or
sharp shoulld be removed and re
Cold weather tends to thicken oil
and grease. Motorists who are anx
ious to get best results with their
cars then use a lighter oil in the en
gine thallllln ill sunluer. Some even
sllbstitute cylinder oil for the heavy
oil or grease ordinarily used in
gearset or axle housing.
Old Car Look
We have the most com
plete auto repair, auto
painting and trimming
plant in the state of
Bring your car into the machine
shop and we will overhaul the
engine. This is under the di
rection of Bert Selfridge and
J. B. Byrnes. Then to the
where all the dents and kinks
can be taken out of fenders,
body, etc., and have new
springs made to order if need
ed. In fact, we are equipped
to rebuild the whole car. In our
AUTO TOP DEPARTMENT
under the direction of H. A.
Karstedt, the car can be fit
ted with cushions, backs, cellu
loid lights and bevel glasses in
curtains, new top, etc. (springs
and cushions for trucks also
under the direction of Louis
Guay-more generally known
as "Louis the Painter." Here's
where your car will get
the finishing touches by help
schooled in the automobile in
dustry, and able to do the high
class work demanded by the
trade. WE GUARANTEE all
our paint jobs and will submit
samples and prices upon re
quest. When we say
Make That Old Ca,
Look Like New.
-We mean it.
30 TO 56 E. SILVER STREET
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