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MAY BE SUPERVISED
President of Automobile As
sociation Points Out Need
and Precedents for Fed
WashFngton, June 13.--"That a
commission, as contemplated by the
Townsend-flanikhead bill, will be the
method of admninistration adoplted by
congress for building a national high
way system is indicated not only by
public sentiment but by the weight
of goverinment precedent," says Dr.
H. MI. Howe, past president of tlhe
American Automobile associatiton
and a member of the special commit
tee of the A. A. A. good roads Iboard
which will devote much time to fed
eral highway legislation.
"Highways should be considered
in the same class of public activity
as railways, waterways. merchant
marine, the national banking system,
and, in fact, any of the great distinct- -
ly national undertakings," continues
Dr. Rowe. "It seems a self-evident
proposition that the building of a
national system of highways will
form an enterprise of such magni
tude, and such complexity as to put
it entirely beyond the sphere of a
single bureau or other subdivision of It
an executive department and if,
therefore, it be considered in the
class of these greater national en
terprises I have named, we should
naturally expect to see the same
kind of administrative machinery es
tablished for highways.
Points to Precedent. n
"By way of precedent, therefore, 0
we may point out that the railroads w
while under government control are S'
managed by a director-general who 0
is not subject to the control of any
cabinet officer and that in the ab- t
sence of government operation of c
railroads the interstate collnmerce a
commission functions independently t
of executive departments. When we
turn to the great shipbuilding and
merchant marine industry, we findil
these are managed by the shipping
board and the emergency fleet cor
poration, both functioning apart t
from executive departments. If we
turn to the national banking sys
tem, we find the federal reserve I
board instead of a bureau of the i
treasury department. Other examples t
might be cited. Bureaus of executive I
departments are principally engag
ed in investigative and educational
work and in the routine performance
of a government activity nmore or1
less inherently and continuously a'
part of the executive machinerlll''y.
"There is no existing departmtent
which could legitimately takec over
the entire task of building a nation
al highway system. It might h!e con
tended that the department of agri
culture should do the jolb because of
the agricultural interests affected Iby
highways, but immediately the coull
ter-contention might be madei that
the war department should build the(
system because of the military andt
national defense needs of the natioln.
The postoffice department might
very logically claim that its rural de
livery and parcel post service shoulid
entitle it to control.
"The department of the interior
being almost entirely a public worlks
department might contend that a
constructive engineering task should
fall in its domain.
"As an outcome of these various
contentions must come the realiza
tion that highways are of such giln
eral importance as to make it im
practicable to entrust the task as a
minor undertaking to any single gov
ernment department. A commissioni
would consider the needs of all of
"From the standpoint of direct
ness, of responsibility, timeliness of
action and comprehensiveness of
knowledge, a commission devoting its
whole time to the one single task
could not fail to accomplish far
greater results than would be pos
sible through the medium of a cab
inet officer who would be devoting
the greater part of his time and at
tention to matters wholly foreign to
highways. It would seem that the
commission plan is unassailable."
UT IN PRICES OF TIRES IS
CAUSE FOR SPECIULATION
More than a little speculation has
been caused by the general cut in
tire prices by the big companies
which has gone into effect in the
past two weeks. While men con
versant with the trade had expected
such a development for some time
yet there was a feeling that general
conditions did not warrant it. Prices
of fabric had not receded and labor
is being paid even higher wages, due
to the competition for services of
men experienced in the rubber indus
try. Rubber is cheaper, and the fact
that the companies are now able to
go to quantity production reduces
manufacturing and sales costs.
Developments of the next few
months will demonstrate whether or
not there is to be an elimination con
test in the tire industry. Small com
panies, which have some particular
selling point to make a market for
their goods will doubtless not find
competition disastrous, but small
companles, which just make ordinary
S and which :have higher costs
ANOTHER ENTRY IN THE TRANSATLANTIC AIR RACE
'r .i~;--. ":. . ".-.
T1] 1-11 -imy-Ro.ls macline entere] l byt" .Messrs. Vic'kers in the tra*nsatlantio !light contest: It wviil sInt front .\ew
foundland. A.t the left is Lleut. Artlir W. Bruown, navigator, mll at tin right ('ipitnin AIrok, pilot of this airiplane.
Use of Trade Name Barred by Court
A decision of unusu1al interest to
autolmobile dealers Ihas been re.Iclllered
by Julldge Jackson in a suit )rollght
by ile Howard Autololbile c'olmIpanlly.
Pacific coast distributors for Buick
cars, against F. R. Cyriacks, to en
join the defendant from using the
alame Buick in the formn of the luick
scroll, ('.ria)k1 s had formierly br11
a llollywood dealer for lBuick auto-
mlobiles, and. ;Is such ]had c(onspictu
ously displlayed upon his garage the
word Buick in the form of the Buick
scroll. }le also had the word agency
on thle garage.
After the termnination of his con
tract with the Hloward Automobile
coim palnyy, h'e removed tile word
agency, but, it wais alleged, left ill
two places on his building the word
"lluick" in the form of the Buic:k
L scroll, pl;acing below thtem in tvery
I sinlil letters the wo)rds "'sed Cars."
('. S. llow' ard, the l)a1 ,ifi c cons!s
distributor for Buick crIllS., requested' -
-" lick," Ibut Cyriacks deicliled to tdo
so, claiming that he had second-halnd
Blickl s for sale. and that he slpecial
izod in (1he repair work of luick an
tomolbilhs. and therefore, had it right
Sto advertl' ise S ellt fahl.
- Suit was lhen brought by the lhow
I ard Autolobile company through i-;
Hints to Motorists
]r_.lir s 'atillgs Wmay ire clHouted ll :
t ll (mon11nt I1. (lilppit h11) I1 intol a
solutionl f threel parts s: lllphlii c .1 id'
to thlre'( parts nitric aid. to \\whi Ih.
iafer the,: have bIn ix , is iiadded
ai qlalllt of (co1mlnlll) saill, iins i whole
- hling ired ll until l the i hais elicl
dissoll. id . If this is plu,, .c i in ;it
t ing call he\ di lpp, d in it, r u o,'., it ill
i lediately and l ' il. d i n lil l;t r ) 1 (ter.
The alndinllg ica n lohe made as brightl
day a co pley thi method fnd tlhe tre ik
little roubl involven fod.
aruhratle irecord f( tlls kind. reillues
i1s ulltein( the ve't i l ort ;f 1itlllvw l .r' -l -
( 011|. A V'-sha1 led Ve t W i rll l v..ll[. t '
S11 0 V(o m0 i er cent. Iill fly ;If tl l1sed1
oil so n tinly 'ltllt ts. tIer. is it Viny
vices are tlig it .Iaisfalllstry Ilt : i('it
I]10 hil ,st ie witlh bt.ckaw
-d In case tell l i of rthe p th 111dl tle
I- Thsm saw brass jacket s ilt ,nd f'inally
as 1not glr any diagn,lly across. In this
reway twoe pointse i e heusill bck I n
an bo.w ld off. .\ lilmh ashestos; p lkiing
3f scakes a tight w llrolt l joijnt.
If the liydrils o fr. the coperation r nl-, i
f be performed before the distilled \ta
ts ter is added toe he soplaution, which
t willi othrwise he lear ard and le bong
r I'reading given. Also, alfter the \tater
s- has been plnt in, it takes some time
-o and atix h it to theid. The water, h-ll
g ing ligheno r, stays oil l, nd ie valve
- cleydroallcer is urovided. y a ho af-ng
Steon the waer ha fiber or added, isks oill
dt take valvep only a weak oluion, thich
is not the real one.
In motor truits service where there
ar1 l opporltunities for delay on thlt
road, uble mayowner should by all meta
install some accepted type of record
ing device, that will give him each
day a complete record of the truck's
Sovetaient. It has ieen fond that ill
accurate record of his kind reducelace.
is the time lost en route anywhere frolt
20 to 50 per cent. Many of these ((
vices are not as expensive is might
e be thought.
d In case the screws that hold the
e small brass jackets to the vibrator
cl box become worn so that they do
s not grip any more, do not try to rein
>r edy the trouble by using longer
it screws, as this will probably injure
)f the windings of the coil and ruin the
s- vibrator. The better plan is to put
A a metal hand clear around the box
.o and attach it to the dash with small
w In many of the older car models
>r no means of adjusting the valve
1- clearance is provided. By slipping
i- one or more fiber or metal disks of
t sufficient thickness, to take up the
ir excessive play between the bottom of
d the valve stem and the push rod, this
11 trouble may be obviated. A metal
y retainer cut from sheet metal will
a keep h.h disks in place.
WItto'ile.\ l'ibsoil , )I 1 1. &. ] 'I'l ItI'tlel'
pilpTrs, to cOmpel ('Cyriacks eo rl',llSl
the1 wold Ituick from!l hits garl'age. Anll
interestling featurlie (f thle sllit t was
that the Ilowardl Auitomobilehi coiiii
ipany did not clinl that the defend
iant did nit, have a, right to advertise
the fact that 110 had second-lland
luilcks for sale, or lhat hie special
ized in Buick repair worl:, but
sought to relstraill tle usl e by I11 dtie
findant of the word Iuick in script
forlm. on tile groun that the usei of
such word conveyed to th gil enlleral
I publie that tihe plroprietor iof mchi
garage was a duly authorized dealer
o' agenttI- for I iic ilk tutol ol ileoi;.
S The idefel dan dtil l !rre' d i t to lt(
I co plulant. The o mitter wa; s ittletly
( cntested ill court i I(l ;I ltrgued for
y halt a day before ltudge (Grant Jiael.
i.uln. Ai lthe ('on ltsiO It of tile arg'i
S ant authorll izedl iial lifn 'l s , I)to do so
1 h\ 1r. lhoward had 1 right to use
lhe world "ui ih'" i'n lho frli mI of tlht
[ lini'k stroll and script. and entered
t de'e' e enljoining t1e defendant
f'roma maintaining such words upon
h his Iuilding or froIlnl hollini hili self
Siiti to the0 public illn any wi\iiy Ias
Seallr ilt , or agi.tt ntrut fltol', ttthe ll'e or
Srepair of luick nltu Oito ilet' s.
tt. iporlarily oir ier'anenily at lset of
idiy ce(, s ill a il'L lontpartinent whi ere
storage battery iwasi flri lltrly ho tlt
ied. I- this ca. tilhe cotit litart's nt
kno)ld be alr(efully ('leaned to re
I: ltve all races of ist he a id lef t iy the
S hatlery. Otherwise the dry ('lls will
I e, attaeked aid quickly deh troyed.
iIif youI open i i he relief talv[,s oli
i ] tlt' loo: l i ' ilinder mit it sig expltit
inns and fail to :see a flume, d(o not
n ,ondemnit tlhni cylinder. Open th(,
1h , tilt( l an: t 1 ti\' e it enotglth gut :; lt
I fir.n W\'he(n 1!1r, throttle is ,, hw(,
r and the rlieb l valve open, ile, -,11-:
it in sucilo S in s l uinu h relsh t ir
i l; : I s Im ('y li'ndc tlr('s c llnot fire.
'iWhen t ot t do ts Cn one side of tiit'
t r,.kogy do tot fit protierly. either hind
, thalt iti. .s htelt:trd to (ios btor t'
,io lowly. with so lmuch cleI 'rane('P
th iti"'I he atitl siwill not snapt ti,
l in, lltii ( us, ' at(h 'ilrloi t'. Itis la ill
t il'o tile iai ' i o he (itetr d by pil'ic t.
tiwooden \tiedges tuiIne" the blody tni
,tiv riti s . htal pIlaes mray also ih
mhated. IIn eit r Icae tiheo' wedge
he lted e hflr t d i hrt i ogler h the frlll
t > that it will retmain firmly in place.i
One "of lil, mnew safeity-first slogans
low ill t le e' st'i' is "Never got o ili
treel'b ck r track withotlt lootking for
I (he car. " Th 'e expll tlan tion is thllat
Stw -thibe .r s tof e lt't i'eel car i t itllo
lhtile leidg nts re litiu ajOed by the anl -
Ito drier not looking out for the
The f;ct that hall bearings have
s lecoment' worn does not necessarily
(mlhian the y at Ihey are a complete loss.
lll nstoad uof installing a new setl of
i1 hall::, lhlve the racs trued ulp lid put
in tla nI(W net of oversize talls of ti1e
It sonicllne-s happens that while
lithe wh,',l i elf l lmay ruIn perfectly
tlrlue, improper ollullllting of tile 'rit
s and tiro give the impression of
wvabbling to the whole assembly.
EI'ROIPI,.1\ POST W.11 ('AR1.
I's FOLLOW .\MEItl('AN C'HiASIS
The first reports of post-war mtod
It els in Europe ral her indicate that
most of Ith prominent l e anufactur
ers are following American practices
10 in chassis construction. It is only in
the bodies that the Europeans are
t1 striking out for themselves. But
lo even in this reslpet it is believed
that the 'trend will be toward tit,
Yankee de:-i;gts, as Europe has learn
r( ed the le,-ol of quality production.
There are immense plants left idle
It by the stopping of war orders, anti
t1 these must be turned to profitable
Is The idea of numbered licei .-
ye plates for lutiomtbiles had hin!r
g when the park commissioner of Plth!
3f adelphia opened Fairmount park it
le all motor vehicles bearing on their
of back a black leather tag on which
is numubers were lettered in white.
i1 These tags were supplied by the com
Leveling lu!ld inl d :l'leert r,,giols
esp.im .lly those (:wept by winds, is
o'1 ( 1 expenIIIsive. aid1 is (l\W;ays a slow
lIb 'i4,11i s job, 1 xcept1 wh1'ell l se 111114 '
4n1411 ttoeel horse aid inll . 'I11 work
T'he owner ot f 1 half sIi tlia n of 1 la1I
I'ho1l,11 el ( t of \ ,estni1 1o'la4ll. llper
ial 1c11t1 y, ('ali fornia, Whi'lch w
lmostly col11posd (o1'a d du11 nes, re1111
centlllly procurIed 1a tractor which hl
attachlod to an ordinar1ly four-hors)
'cra'per' with excellent results.
The leveling of rou1,,gh land in Im
pol il I valley by hors]ll'.'ower is fig
11d Iat f1rom $21 1 1an acr upwardl'( , b111
it is :aid that the coIts of1 levelil
this sandly land were W '"l al0111o01 it
half by 1the use of t'onator power. Al
Iloughi the" tract( r e'lc.tl-iterc'd a1u
drifts w4li44h ca4 o to the h b11 of th1
tdrihving whels, it Cxtlr ,:it4& isel
Wi111h4t. K1re1 t difficulty ill each case
it is deolar.d.
Advertise that room for rent it
the want collmnln of the Blulltin.
FOR EVERY PURPOSE
For nearly half a century,
the name of J. H. Williams
& Co. has stood for Su
Wrenches, the best that
years of experience, the
employment of the most
expert technical skill,
abundant modern equip
ment and progressive
methods have made pos
WE CARRY ALL SIZES
The Home of Good Hardware
Mechanics' Fine Tools
Plumbing and Electrical
Phone 956-221 E. Park
SUBSOILING IS MADE
THORO DY TRACTODS
.DOING ALL Al ONCE
Moisture Retained in Earth
As Old Plow Soles and
Hard Pans Are Broken
and Ground Made Mellow.
1 11ndr horsepower farming the
proce·s of subsoiling is a dilfficult
allld therefore ua expensive matter.
This is for the reason that it requires
ext ra power at the draw ba1r; anld
xltr!a horselpower is a costly thing.
Itut now Comeinsl along thie fa:rt
traitor with its chieap fuel 1and ex
tral Odinlary strength and the matter
of sulis.oiling becomes easy.
hulllisoiling has been accomplished
by (one or two methods. The old
fashiioned way was to first subsoil to
delpts var'ying from eighteen to
twenty-four inches and then re-plow
withl ; shallow furrow. The new way
is to do the whole thing at once Iby
the use of thile farm tractor and the
coimbinatiol slubsoil p1low.
This plow, drawn ny a powerful
frill'll tractlor, turllns a fiurrow frolm
eighteen to I wenlty inches deep anld at
the sallle tile re-plows the newly
I turnedt fllr'row to a lesser dettllh. say
tlen to twelve inches below the land
lard Pans Brokeln.
Ill this way old plow soles and
hihard palls aire blroikelt upll, virgill soil
bis uroghlt lip from lower strata, and
" the newlwy broken upll soil with this
- laer of virgin oni top, is replowed
. .nd mtade fit for harrowing and seed
iAnd thlle harrowing may also be
included ill the siait'e process becautse
Slie farmi tractor which is ulsed for
ithe liulling, has ample power for
drawing this extra load.
'Thi Is process has been employed
with great success on the suglar beet
lands of ('alifornia and the tobacco
I lands of tie Atlantic coast.
Thorough subsoiling is one of the
vital ne eessitiesn of dry farming be
cause it lhiia to do, iot only with the
I elthodl of soil troeantent, but wit il
Sthe e(qually ilimportant matter of ltois
f tite tw o 'iservalto1n.
It has been adtnitted by all prac
tical farmers in California that in
Colsel'qenc'l e('e of shallow plowilng at
least 50 ler ccient of tle Onatural rain
fall is lost to articulate through the
Srapid rni i-off of waiter during heavy
ritin stor S.
Subsioiling, replowing, harrowing,
rollinig and corrugatilng, which are
itadsle possible by the use of the
fail'il inctor, prevent this great loss
of valuablle rainfall.
I'.RIII Hl.i TIRICTOR SHOW.
Sixteen Amerilan tractors were
denlonll:trated il the big slprilng farm
irnlltor exhibitiot n ill Alpril oil a farm
at Saint G(erttain, twelve miles west
of Plaris. Tlilrty-four firllms were
presenllt, sollle of thenl with two or
tllree mlodels of the same type. Sev
enteen of these firms were French,
oneIll Eglish alld the rest Americans.
110.11) ILAW (GIVES FUNDS.
The read law just adopted by the
Utath state legislature will provide in
,conneclitio with the federal aid fund
ia total of about $S,000,0100 for high
way construction in that state. Pres
ent pIlal:s call for extensive iiiprov('
inent on the Lincoln higllway, par
tieularly between the «1yonting-Utah
SPEED)EI) SEVEN MILES AN IIOUR
Seven and one half miles an hour
was lthe record made in the first au
tomolile race. There'll be that time
made by the tractors in the |idemon
stration at )Denver, according to
sollle of the boosters.
JAl'S II.AVE 4,000 AUTOS.
There are 4,000 automobiles in
.Japan. The population is 45.000,
0t), and the small nulmber of ma
chines is attributed to the fact that
tile coul ntry has no good roads.
TIRlA("TOlS PLOW UPHILL.
Two Walli WValla men have in
vented a tractor hitch that will keep
the niachine in line' on hill work. In
othter words, it is guaranteed to keep
the tractor plowing uphill.
('APIITAIZATION IN 1900.
Records in 1900 show that at that
time the total capitalization of all
automobile mlanufacitrers amnounted
to over $S00,00H0,00)0.
If you get a tacIt in your tire you
are legally justlified in heating it to
a repair shop as fast as your boat
will go. That w:as the decision of the
police judge in Iliawatha, lKan., who
discharged a imatn arrested for break
ing the speed limit.
A Chicago womantta in 19100 took the
exalminlation for automlobile operator
andtl annllouncetd hier inltention of earn
ing her living by teaching others of
llher sex how to mallnlage the new mia
Truck Test Proves Duplex Good
The c:llhamb!er of coiIomerce of Ala
con, Ga.. recently conducted a test
of motor truickl. on cross-country
hauling to deterlllne the possibilities
of trucks in conlp;:iison with rail
roadt-. So01ie striking results were
achievetd by the truct;s and it is ex
pmeted it'at as a result of the show
ing, ia niumlier of tr'uck routes will bie
A larticularlly strolng demlnonstra
tion w. i imadle by the Duplex four
whccl-dlrive i IrlcI. Ie iuse of thit
well-known ability of t.e lDuplex to
negotiate Iad Iroads a routo was se
lected forl it wh]ic(' covered exceed
HORSE IS OUTDONE IN
WORK ON STEEP BAN
In performing fatats of labor which
would bell imnpossible of executiiion
with horses or Ilules, the tlraictor
seenms to have madte ridiculous cer
tain geometrical hypotheses pertain
ing to equilibrium.
An example was given recently by
a small track type tractor drawing
a scraper at Iixby Heights, Orange
county, California. A roadway was
being built across all arroyo, anmd the
going was so plrecarious that it was
not practicable to use work stock.
The tractor took hold of the job.
readily pulling a scraper up the steipl
banks and getting out of the soft
places and along difficult slopes. Stev
erall tillles the nmachiine was inl sucht' a
plosiiion that it appileared ready t o
overturin, but its cveil weight distri
bution hellied it turn the trick.
TRACTOR IS ESSENTIAL
The tractor is on the job to stiy.
The propterly equi! ppled formn will cin
pliy both horse power aindi tractor
power. There are titmes and seasons
whell horse tipower is m11ore econ()oml
ical than tractor oiwer. Andl there
uare other timnes andl seasons whenl the
itractor saves the day and insures
SI maximlumun returns uinder condiiitioniis
that would spell fuilure with hoirse
power alonll. TJ'Iiut. has beenl fully
demlonst lraed. 'The really progress
ive, uil- o-the-mminute farlner regards(i
the tractor as added eqluipment, ralth
er than as It nachine destined to
elililllte, horses and horse power.
RETREADING A SPECIALTY
CASINGS AND TIRES REPAIRED
LOCAL, A(;:NTS FORI T1I FA',\MOS IIACINE TIRES
BUTTE VULCANIZING WORKS
Phone 3090-W. 1942 Harrison Avenue
SAY YOU SAW\ IT IN TIIH I BULLETIN.
MONTANA BATTERY STATION
PREST-O-LITE STORAGE BATTERY
EXPERT BATTERY SERVICE
Batteries Recharged, Repaired, Rented and in Stock.
We Specialize in Recharging Ford Magnetos in Cars.
224 S. ARIZONA ST. PHONE 5536-J
SAY YOU SAW IT IN THEll BULLETIN.
IV CI-I I-N S I-IOP
0nii shpe, eqluipment is con plete for dilificult and par
liular auto relpairnig. We can repair your car to your
We carry the celebrated BURD ring.
401 SOUTH WYOMING STREET
T. W. Cunningham Earl Aikin W. D. Martin
OXY-ACETYLENE WELDING WORKS
WELDING CAST IRON, STEEL, BRASS, BRONZE,
ALUMINUM AND COPPER-LEAD BURNING
We clean carl)on from auto cylinders and do cutting by
the Oxy-Acetylene process.
All Work Guaranteed 130 8. Arizona Street
ingly hilly country, the trip taking
the Duplex from Macon to Milledge
ville and back, a distance of seventy
The load weighed 10,500 pounds
and the round trip was made in eight
hours, running time, with a gasoline
consumptiotpn of eleven and one-half
Miaking a liberal allowante for de
1preciation, overhead on an operating
comllpulny and the "actual expense of
maintaii ncllle, the load was hauled at
a cost of 10 cents per ton mile, which
the observers for the chalnber of
commerce considered a remarkable
MANY TRACTORS BEING
SHIPPE[D TO CANADA
According to figures compiled by
CanadLian allthorities, more than
8,000 tractors were shipped into Can
ada by United States manufacturers
during December and January. Dur
ing the year 1918, 21,691 Anmerican
built tractors were exported to Can
ada; 12,805 in 1917, and only 3,693
Don't try to beat the train across
the railroad crossing. Death may
beat you to it.
we have a large assortment of
used and retreated tires at rea
Agents for Racine Tires.
J. L. Mathieson
40 E. Galena St. Phone 5067-J
GRAND) AVENUE IREIAIR SHOP
Automolbile Repairing, Lathe
Work and Mill Work.
All Work Guaranteed.
Corner Harrison and Grand.