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TAKES TRIP WITH
MOTOR FIRM HEAD
Finds Hospitality Wide
' At Retreat on West
SCENES ALONG WAY
Rm Semblance of North
, Woods, There Kansas Pral?
ries. Then North Carolina.
j; CO.TTIM'MP FROM FACE 0*1
turesque country. Although "the
' whole war is remarkably easy wd*.
1ng and the hllla few, the variety
j of road construction and the steep*
Bess of the two or three hills will
ffiv* the most experienced motorist
an afternoon of pure delight and
Tha trail Is an easy one to follow,
*fca the State, Mr. Polarine and Mr.
i Standard Oil have placed guide
' posts at every turn. The black and
white guardians are very much In
' evidence to forewarn pleasure
.seekers of aharp turns, while
' gesticulating arms mark the approach
to railroad crossings.
J' The variety of roads is equalled j
. by the variety of scenery. Here we 1
- pass a wooded stretch so thickly j
I populated with giant timber that
"one might imagine himself in the j
Maine woods for a few minutes; i
. then, rolling grassy farmland corn- j
?tnon to Kansas, with well-kept,
-well-fed rattle grazing peacefully1.
In the fields, oblivious to the steady
purr of a motor. Next comet* m
sleepy North Carolina village, with i
raisin*, rope and red calico heaped
together in the show window of the i
Oflly store, a modern gasoline sta- !
.Son standing beside a deserted
Well, and on the steps of the largest i
J house civil war veteran in blue, I
'pondering ovr the short skirt quej
tion or perhaps wondering if the1
j 'Country is really going dry.
Farther down the road we pass
ja boy plodding along barefooted,
whistling in the jubilation of youth.,
a regiment of freckles marching up
his sky-tiltpd nose, and over his ,
shoulder a long rope of fish. Next,
*We pass a lake covered with geese
and surrounded by a gro h of:
foliage forming a frame for a per-j
feet picture. Another clump, of j
woods, with a narrow road wander-J
fnr ofT the main thoroughfare into ,
the undergrowth, as if searching
for a cool, shaded spot for pic- |
nickers. And all along the way are I
spacious farms with their uniform1
White houses, green shutters and
Flora related Oat.
And so through this glorious
country the party sped. Mr. Shatter,
gaj^xpert florist^ pointing out the
different kinds of vegetation, an
apple orchard here, a group of pear
treea there, next a rose garden,
colorful and well kept; then a field
of huge green leaves, which proves
to be tobacco.
Finally pulling up at the Almas
Club, jve were met and welcomed
by Dr. T. P. PrendTgast. president.
A delicious luncheon was served,
and the appetites of the tourists did
Justice to the repast.
Sixty acres comprise the holdings
of this organization situated on 'the
banks wf West River. Three cot-l
tages. with all the comforts of the
elty. make up the quarters, while j
thirty yards from the club house;
porch is a bathing beach. At the!
pier is a launch and fishing boat. I
Construction of a golf course is now
A few hours of loaflncr and back ;
again to the city in time for dinner, j
with a poignant regret that we I
wouldn't remain in the delightful
spot the rest of the summer.
Race up Pike's Peak
Feature for Labor Day
"Hitting the roof of the continent"
is the name Riven to the annual
Pike's Peak hill climb, held
on Labor Day. That is the event
In which the stock cars come into
their own. This year the list of
entries promises to be even larger
than last year when twenty-four
ears crossed the starting: line. The
race la twelve and one-half miles
Ion*, with hardly a quarter mile
straightaway, going to the highest
point possible to be reached by motor
car. The average grade is ?\)
Per cent, while a maximum of 10
Per cent Is not Infrequent. The
race last year was won by a Lexington.
on Goodyear cords driven
by Ot Loesche. in a driving storm
of sleet and snow, a Lexington,
driven by Al Cllne. was second. J
while a Hudson, with Fred Junk at
the wheel, was third. Preparations
are already under way for the race
this fall as this severe test has
come to be one of the events of the
season, and the Colorado Chamber
of Commerce is doing everything
possible to make this one of the
most successful "climbs" yet held.
Chicago Air Carries Car
To Frisco in 7 Days
The automobile has become so
much a part of the ordinary daily
life that j little thought Is now
given to tbe many unusual and
strenuous uses to which it is constantly
being put. and to the very
remarkable manner In which it
stands up under every severe test.
A party of Chicago business men
at luncheon in their club discussed
this matter and as a result a bet
was made on the question of crosslTrihe
contlnant by motor car. U
B. Miller, manager of the Victor
X-Ray Corporation, undertook to
make the trip to San K-ranclsco In..S?
p, driTln* ??s Stanoard
Elgin Six coupe, equipped with
Ooodyear cord tires, the same car
A* ln >'? business every
?ay. The distance of His miles
k ? " MVen d*T* from the
.It Ch,c*'? The trip was
made without a meehailcal troub.e
Of any kind, and the Chicago atr
>:'Zrnn'"the * '*
?BI* another one of tn.
of ,he Present, that ordinarily
go unnoticed bv reason of
-na ready acceptance of the Jde*
l!1*' u Possible with the
? * : -
I EACH WHEELi
Seated in the American Balan
manager, Thaden Motor Sales Co
tribnters ot the Balanced Six; L.
H. B. Thaden, secretary and trea
The American Motors Compa
motor concern to correctly apply
construction. The weight is divid
Balanced Six almost to the fract
The demand for the Balance
require the construction of a secoi
at Greensboro, N. C. The parent
MORE POWER GIVES
Development in Few Years
Has Easily Overcome
Few owners realize. in these
>w iftl> -moving days, the remark-|
able development of power and ef-1;
fleiency that has been made In au- j
tomobile motors in a comparatively
"Why it took a Sampson to start*
the one-lungers of but twenty years ;
afo. and a wizard to keep them run-I
ning." says Andrew Baehle. veteran |
automotive engineer. "Dirt road**
offered difficult obstacles and a hill
was a Waterloo. Plenty of strength
to* ?ret out behind and pu^h was the
most desired quality of a mechanic
in road races.
"Viany a driver won his race by
backing up hills which his competitors
found too Meep to take running
forward. Power was a missing
"Take for example the motors in >
the Paige cars we are turning outi
today and you get the contrast. The
new Paige light six motor with j
cylinders only half the bore of the,
old one and two lungers and rated
ct 25.75 S. A. K. horsepower, deI
velops an efficiency so high that
on a recent block test 49*^ horsepower
was developed at 2.400 revolutions
WINS WAR HONOR
Government Awards Certificate
of Merit to National
To the National Automobile!
Chamber of Commerce has been}
awarded a certieate of merit by the
War Department in re.-ognition of ,
loyalty, energy and efficiency in the
performance of its war work.
The citation by the director of1
purchase, storage and traffic says j
1 that the certificate is awarded "For i,
the hearty and efficient co-operation
In response to the need of the '
government for motor vehicles in !
the war. They immediately placed
all their resources at the disposition !
of the army, waived individual commercial
advantages, extended their
facilities and organization. and
finally accepted cancellation of
their orders cheerfully and at bare
cost on the suspension of hostilities."
This visible recognition of patriotic
war service will be highly appreciated
by the automobile Industry
which contributed all it had to
the war program. It established
headquarters at Washington, with
representatives in charge who knew
production, engineering and transportation
that were helpful to tne
governmental program. The industry
made trucks, tractors, airplanes,
engines, motor cars, field kitchens,
hells, guns and many other artf^^^o^whic^^t^wa^wel^^qulpped^
1324 H. T. AVE. | "Z*7!
Formerly Located 1
THOS. J. \
1324 N. T.AVE. | AUTO ACC1
1 CLUB m
iH ARES LOADl 1
B I <* ll 2 ! till] I
b.v j. i* ^i:.| i p I?itfilHH
f ' ?I
ced Six arc J. D. Bryant, sales
i., 1026 Connecticut avenue, disH.
Thaden, vice president, and
ny lays claim to being the first
the principle of balance in car
led over the four wheels of the
ion of the pound.
d Six has .been so great as to
id plant which has been located
: plant is at Plainfield, N. J.
BACK TO NORMALCY
Manufacturers Double Production
During Last Quarter
Production report* from the cur!
an dtruck factories of the country
and truck factories of the country!
in the second quarter of 1321 wan;
87 per cent of the corresponding.
period in 19-0. due largely to the
fart that one of the chief manu- j
facturers is operating at 136 i?*r
cent of 1^20 basis. The other
makers, however, are going on a 57
per cent basis and are manufacturing
at 107 per rent, or more that*
double the rate of the first quarter
this year. Motor truck production
is more than one-third better than
it was during the first quarter.
This return of activity in the
third largest industry is expected to
he a marked stimulus to other lines.
1 >uring the second quarter cotton
production was at 82 per cent, employment
at 75 per ren't zinc at 41
per lent and pig iron at 39 per cent I
of the same period a year ago.
Automobiles not only consume
large quantities of raw materials,
but also call for production in semifinished
and allied lines such as
electric wire, accessories, tires. The
industry itself employs over 300.000;
men in its factories, with as many
again in the accessory plants.
There are 35.000 dealers in the
country employing 100.000 salesmen.
This army of salesmen has been one
of the most potent forces "in turning
the tide of depression. The
"order takers" were quickly eliminated
last fall, and the# men wno
remained were experienced sellers
In addition to the thousands of
efficient salesmen, the uhual spring
and summer demand for motor
transportation has started the upward
turn in the automobile bustness.
With 9.200,000 cars In use
the replacement business each
spring runs into the hundreds of
thousands. Orders from new owners
also come in most heavily at j
this time of year.
JURY TO PROBE
CHICAGO. Aug. 6.?When the!
grand jury assembles Monday, one I
of it.<* first cases will be the alleged !
conspiracy between the dealers and
the Milk Drivers' Union, which prohibits
housewives changing the
source of their supply.
Many complaints have been coming
in from families in all parts
of the city that if they attempt to
change from one driver to another
they find their supply cut off entirely.
Sour milk, dirty bottles. Irregular
service. Insolent, profane
and obscene drivers are given as
reasons for a desire for changes,
but the people are helpless. When
they threaten to change or make
complaint they are told to ke$p
their raouths shut and take what
they get or get nothing at all.
Contractor "24 N.Y.AVE.
13 Sixth St. X. W.
lew York Ave.
ESS0R1ES I 1324 N.Y.AVE.
I 1 1
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IN AIR SERVICE
Small Electrically Propelled
Car in Operation
On Dayton Field.
Recent visitors at McCook Field,
the home of the engineering division
of the Afr Service, at Dayton,
Ohio, have been astonished at the
gyrations of a brightly painted
three-wheeled vehicle which has'
been dashing to and fro between^
the buildings and among the airplanes
on the field under no visible
means of control. It is often seen
to approach a group of persons
blowing its horn wildly, and then
when apparently about to strike
them, to stop short with screeching
brakes, back up with loudly
clanging blow, make * sharp turn
to the right or left, and to start
off in the opposite direction.
Great mystification has been
shown as to the method of operation
of this car. some visitors even
wondering if perhaps a combination
of the heat and newly made homebrew
may not have had a deleterious
effect upon their observation
powers. They are oft times considerably
relieved to learn that the
car is actually performing as they
have seen It, though the mystery
is lessened but slightly when they!
learn that the movements of the j
car ore controlled entirely by radio j
impulses, which are sent out from j
the radio station at the opposite
end of the flying field. The fact
that there i* no aerial or antenna !
system visible merely adds to the i
>bape?l I.Ike flgsr.
The car is of clirar-shaped con - i
struction. about right feet long, and !
runs on three pneumatic-tired j
wheels. It travels at speed rang- ;
inc from four miles per hour to ten
miles per hour and the controls are !
so finely adjusted that it may be I
easily steered along a narrow road- j
An examination of the interior of j
the ear shows an amazing: and J
confusing collection of batteries,
switches, wires, vacuum tubes, po- ,
tcntir?meters, relays, magnetos. etc..
all of which are. of course. neces- ;
sarv to the complete control of the
apparatus. The most interesting.
part of the appsratus is the "se-1
lector" which is in reality the heart i
of the entire control system. Various
combinations of dots and j
dashes arc sent out by means of
a specially constructed transmitter,
each combination ealline for the accomplishment
of a certain operation
of the control apparatus.
It is the function of this selector
to "Decode" these various combinations
of dots and dashes which are
sent out. and to close the circuits
to the desired controls. So delicately
is this selector constructed, and so i
rapidly will It operate, that It is j
possible to put into operation any j
one of twelve distinct controls in ai
period of less than one second. That
is to say. less than one second j
elapses from the time any push j
outton on the automatic transmitter]
at the distant radio station is j
pressed until the control on the carj
is in operation. Such speed of con- i
trol has never before been accom- j
plished. This car has been controlled
from a ground transmitting station.
The possibilities of radio control I
and its application to wartime prob- j
lems are almost without number.
Radio control can be applied to any
mechanical apparatus that moves,
whether it be in the air. on the
ground, on the surface of the water,
or beneath the water. Huge land
tanks may be constructed and filled |
with T. N. T. and driven to any de- j
sired point along the enemy's lines
where the explosive can he fired by i
ireans of radio, or it can be applied
in a similar manner to a boat, submarine,
torpedo, ?r even an plrplane
and the explosive can be fired when
and where desired. There is also an
application in the commercial field,
particularly in plants where long
hauls between various parts of the
factory are necessary.
Jfie Superfine Small Cat
Cannonball Baker's Records
in Templar Army
New York to Chicago
New York to Los
Mexico to Canada
Continues satisfactory performance
in owner's hands.
Quality cannot be obtained
As a Templar owner, we
guarantee that your cost of
service cannot exceed $50 for
the first year.
1901 14th St. N. W.
TTfB TEMPLAK MOTORS COMPANY
Ch ill.I. OM?
Natives Go Joy Riding on
Many Bub Lines About
In the far-away Philippines the automobile
as a means of transportation
is making hard competition for j
the raflwayi, according to Harris
Waite, ef th? Goodyear Tire and
Rubber Company, who has Just returned
after two years.spent in the
Aferican-built good roads is the
There are only three Islands in
the Philippine group with any railroads
at all, and on these the highways
cover a great deal more territory.
Has Fleet of Slaty-Two.
All over Northern Luton are bus
lines covering routes of *150 miles
and more. These busses are
equipped with pneumatic tires.
Crucks honk back and forth between
the plantations carrying
sugar, hemp, copra, tobacco, and
in' the Inland of Leyte an enterprising
truck owner has a fleet of
sixty-two In operation, all running
on big Goodyear pneumatics.
Even in Mindanao, the most of
the islands and largely Inhabited
by wild natives, many miles of
rood roads have been built, especially
leading out from the port
town of Davao. And the natives
will carry their hemp Into markf-t.
sell It buy a few clothes and provisions.
and then have a glorious
time with the rest of their earnings
riding back and forth Into auto
busses over the macadam stretches
Saltan Tsurs AUo.
The Sultan of Sulu has a car or
two to tour through his kingdom, j
although he is more apt to come 1
into Manila where he can go far- j
ther for his money. His cars are '
There ?re about fi.000 foreigners j
on the iMlands. excluding the Chinese
who dd 85 per cent of the re- j
tail business on the island*. Put 1
the native Filipinos are also good
customers for automobiles and tires. I
Death of Airman
Who Flew to Berlin
A famous war flight is recalled In
the death announced from Paris of
Captain Anselme Marchal as the re-!
suit of a motoring accident. Captain
Marchal flew over Berlin in !
June. 1916. and dropped pamphlets i
over the Herman capital. He at- j
tempted on that occasion |o con- I
tlnue his long flight from Nancy
across Germany to the Russian
lines, but was obliged to land in
Germany and was taken prisoner.
Subsequently he escaped with the
Seventy billion pas:
the 1920 record for i
you enjoy your share c
!;jl The Sign of '
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New Sport M<
A new Oakland Six four-pa:
$1,265 is announced by the Oak
Oakland distributors and dealers
The new sport model is finis
fenders. The Oakland six-cylinde
the power and gives a driving ran)
per hour on high gear.
Standard equipment of the O
wire wheels, cord tires, and gem
holstery throughout. The wheel!
"In offering the new sport m
Hannum, general manager of Oal
have striven to produce not onl;
pose car at a popular price. Ni
omitted and Oakland distributor
enthusiasm shown by customers w
car indicates an immediate volumi
The Oakland Six sport model
Oakland roadster and seats fou
day's Oakland Six complete line o
car at $1,145, the roadster at $1.09
at $1,625.'and 'be new sport mod
PARENTS OF BRIDE
rri'KK MAKLBORO. Md.. Autz. 6
I?William T Conner* and Kmma !>
Conner?, father and mother of Vendola
V. Conner* Seibel. of Hyattsville.
have Cle<| *uit In the Circuit
Court to have annulled the marriage
of their daughter and William
H. J. Seibel.
It I* oharced in th? h"' thnt "
couple were married in Elkton M4 .
June 24. 1*18. by the Rev.
McKlmoyle. on mi*representu toon* !
made by Sei'-el that M'r* Conner* I
wan 16 year* old. and wHhout th? |
knowledge of her parent*. Accord '
in* to the bill Mr*. Seibel w*> un-j
' d*r U year*. The bill fttatc* that
the brid^Rro^m took flight a* *oon
i ** the parent* learned of the marrlafre.
and on or about July 1. 1916.
deserted the brfde. which desertion
ha* continued uninterruptedly fr?r
more than three year*. The whereabouts
of Seibel are not known.
! according to the bill.
ienger miles was
>y the bugaboo of lowe\
Good Value, Quality
y i i Hi
' * , r
M -iavy. - jssenger
sport model to sell at
land Motor Car Company and
are now displaying models and
hed in light maroon with black
r overhead valve motor supplies
Je of from two to fifty-five miles
akland Six sport model includes
aine brown Spanish leather up>ase
is 115 inches turning in a j
odel at $1,265," says George H.
kland Motor Car Company, "we
1 a sport model but an all-pur0
detail of equipment has been
s and dealers report that the
ho have examined and tested the j
c of sales."
is only slightly heavier than the
ir passengers comfortably. To?
models now include the touring
5. the sedan at $1,725, the coupe
el at $1,265.
FARM HIGH SCHOOL
c*HARLOTTESVILLK. \?. Aur 6 '
-The Ivy D'atrici School Board
iaa completed urrangemrnts for the j
eMabllshment of a department of !
vocational agriculture in the nf?
eljfht-room consolidated nchor?] of '
hat district, to he und*- Oe super
vision of fh* Stat* S ;pervi?or of i
Th* no\r bu11d?u- will be re?dv !
for occ?:pancjr bv CVtr>ber 1. The
.ourse of rtttdv w II extend over
the four years of the hlch e<-hoo'
Hunted Man Shoots Himself.
AURORA. I!!.. Auc. James*
Witt, hunted for tbe last three
months for th* murder of Police?
fhief Geortre Reim. Went Chicago.:
shot and killed himself near York-j
vllle. 111., today, after beinsr i
wounded and nearly <aptured by j
Sheriff Martin extell.
ealth and Pi
r prices for automobile
Some few people arc withheld
imobile became of tbe mistaken
tduction in prices in tbe near f
Tbere is no longer the slightest
to hold off from making the |
ted the limits of necessity. Tk
dollar has been increased unti!
war level as he will probably e
From the peak prices of the pi
:h culminated in 1920, prices h;
a-e somewhat more than 16 pe
e of cars down to a level about
war limits, and this, economists
normal of years ahead. We sh
y, reach pre-war levels, simply
rs beyond that period fnd the n
ce is for a slight but inevitable
he demands of labor for better I
es that make them possible pr<
tequently higher prices.
The dealer's margin of profit
Demand and supply are runni
cations of approaching scarcity
The logical conclusion is to?
20.1 MILES ON ONE
GALLON OF "GAS"
Covers 1,709 Miles in 49Hour
Non-Stop Run on
Covering 1.70t mllen in a fortyeight-hour
nonstop run. and averaging
20.1 miles per gallon of gasoline
is the moat recent --1"?latnf
of an Oakland Six stock car on the
The test was made on the famous
Dunnyvale-I^os Altos highway rovth
of San Francisco. where both road
and traffic are typical of the average
I Rive Drivers teed.
Five drivers alternated at the
wheel, atarting at ( p. m. on Wednesday.
May 26. and continuing tha
grind until 5 p. m. Friday. May 17.
During the test the motor of Um
Oakland Six was not stopped once,
and no change of tlrea was necessary.
The Oakland Six used In creating
this Pacific Coast record was a stock
model, taken from the floor of the
Oakland fCal.) distributor. Only a
week previous to this economy teat
the same car negotiated the famous
Duncan Street Hill. San Francisco,
in second speed. The famous climb
In familiar to all Pacific Coaat motor1*
s since Its 52 per cent grade la
Vsed as a test for cars of practically
every make known. By reason of
the performance of climbing Duncan
Street Hill in aecond speed, the Oakland
Six act a new record for this
Oakland dealer* are highly elated
over the fact that within a period of1
one week the Oakland Six not only
demonstrated it* remarkable power
l?y its performance on Duncan
Street Hill, hut in addition set- a new
mark for mile# per gallon of gasolinei
when it completed the Sunnyvale-^
Ix>s Altos economy run with a mark J
of i'O 1 miles to the gallon
.Vo Xeir Ford Model,
rnTHOTT. Mich.. Aug ?The
Ford Motor Company has made the
Whir attention has been called to
recent newspaper articles to the effect
that ther# to he a new model
Ford car en the market AuffusC-U
with a chanee in desicn to a ventilating
windshield and one-man top.
we do not contemplate any such
hanre "'I there 1s no foundation
to the rumors circulated in this
connection we haxe no hesitwncy io
making a denial of the report.**
ofit Lost |
mg tbe purchase of an
idea that there will be
occasion for thr moforpurchase
that has long
le purchasing power of
I it is as near the old
?er see it.
Bit-war inflation period.
ive now dropped on an
r cent. This brings the
20 per cent higher than
tell us, is likely to be
lal! never, in all probabecause
we are eight
ormal tendency in cornupward
curve in prices.
iving conditions and the
>duce higher costs, and
is now on a pre-war
ng on even terms with
in available cars in the