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Two-Mile Drive From
Valley Pike Leads to
RIVAL TO LURAY
Visitors Find Veritable Fairyland
in the Subterranean
Vaults and Grottoes.
Motorists through ths beautiful
Valley of the Shenandoah traverse a
region rich In historical interest.
Fro* the days when the Indiana
gavaythe river its melodious name,
Shenandoah, the Daughter of ths
Star*, the valley, so peaceful in Its
physical MP*cts. has been the sctfne
of bloody battles. Redskins fought
their tribal wars here. The valley
formed a battleground for the colonists
during the French and Indian
From ' the same old fighting
ground Daniel Morgan conducted
his operations against the British
during the Revolution, and during
ttte civil war, the valley was fought
Sleets Pike at Winchester.
Starting at the Potomac Water
'?ap at Harpers Ferry, where the
Potomac River, breaking through
the Blue Ridge, 1^ joined by the
Shenandoah, and where memories ot
John Brown's ill-fated expedition
linger, the motorist strikes the Valley
Pike at Winchester, faraoul as
the starting point of Sredldan's
heroic ride, as the site of Fort Loudon.
built by Gen Washington after
Eraddock's defeat, as the burial
place of Oen. Morgan, the headquarters
of Stonewall Jackson, and of
such strategic importance during
the civil war that the town is reputed
to have changed hands no
lens than seventy-two times.
Kearnstown. Middletown, Strashurg.
Woodstock. Edinburg. Mount
Jackson and New Market all have
historical associations connected
with the colonial. Revolutionary or
ilffl wars and all of them lie along
the broad Valley Pike which was
chartered In 1837 and has since been
rvorpo rated with the National
Fadlea* Cavern* Xearby.
The old pike which was destined
to play so Important a part aa a
military highway in the 'CO*s. Is
one of extraordinary pictur?squenesa
but tourists along it are
Hkrty to miss in their hasty passage
se of th* greatest of the valley's
natural wonders. The endless caver-ts.
sear New Market, and easily
-eached by a two mile drive over a
v?2-r*acadamia*d side road from
=aia thoroughfare. cfTer scenic
attnclMSS of a weird and spec arrisr
F?r rw? k?-*rs or more th# visi- f
- ?r mmy vsaicr tkrosgb the car-'
> ult9 asd grottoes, crypts,
tatf usstia psk subterranean
ike ntf a.3iat-*? lakes and
s?Mk 11 iT arching staiac- j
roiiimMMT stalagmites. In
a fairyland that would
fi? ft# magnificence the wonwrs
?f All Baha s cave
LAsMcd by nl?lt j.
Vtr Ali Baha. hov^rer raccessf-H
ha wmj have been ;n collect-;
5* i pre*i?u stones to 1111
t-s iiia mmi vaa!ta. could not com?
th? wi iU.es of any such
Oas aa electricity to
HCht his a?hc>erraaeaa halls. Tho
i ?mtt ?f the Ettdiew Caverns
**ve raSsd mu4 -a science to their
? ?rJ wrth sssre than SOO elec v?r
f>?4 lights cleverly concealed
kc^td the maJti colored and fan jsjTL'-r
reck formations. have ban
the darkness that made the
a vscs the hiding place of
ha ? f%4 sack sort a ma J creatures.
wtth the Hood of light the
4ark ? n? ? s of tho labyrinthine
Wsdlaga 9t the caverns have leaped
f*fth ate new and eerie beauty.
TV poetic mm ft* n that have been
ffves ts the various rooms seem
M' faa roasaati':. Sky land. Neprvaea
Grtite. Cndine's Fountain.
Jll'isfder'* BaJIroom. the CatheCave.
*W Po?'. of Narciasus. the Pass
"rY| > aspylse. the Fountain of
Tsttk are oa.y a few of the fanciful:
tltVa inclosed in the catalogue
f J# cave's wonders. \
*? < Bsflt to Katraaee.
t.'hoegb ao cioae to the main
i <eway leadiag from Washington
'* Af!asls the caverns, which were
4?wr?< ia l?7t. have hitherto
aa 4ifVslt of access aa to have
- a*ev?d little more than a local
f?>-,tst?es AJ1 this has now been
' v??prd a macadam - road has
[ i CHE
At this nev
vakic of motor
cellency, phis s
design, make i
D BUILT T(
Despite widely-printed warnings,
j many drivers roost the feet on the
! brake and clutch pedalfe. This sjight
pressure causes quite a bit of danutge.
The clutch, when partly disengaged,
will slip, and creates excessive wear
on the clutch plate face, making their
renewal a matter of monthly, instead
of annual repair. The same holds true
of the brake pedal. The brakes,- partially
applied by the small pressure,
will wear cut a great deal faster.
If, when you have occasion to stop
your car suddenly to svoid accident,
you notice that the car tends to skid
to one side, take heed. Your brakes
are not equalized. This means that
one brake take hold of its drum
before the other, and that wheel stops
turning while its twin still rolls forward.
On wet streets this condition
is especially noticeable. By all means
k*ep youi brakes pr^jerly equalized.
Service stations make l small charge
for this adjustment, and it is a good
A break band out of round will
drag on tht drum all the time, and
soon wear out. This condition is
detected by placing the hand on the
band after a run, and noticing the
excessive warmth. Any service station
can re-shape a warped band
for a small charge. Sometimes a
brake will heat up so much from this
cause that it will take fire, at times
even igniting the hub grease. This
difficulty is more common in large
Ball bearing braces and broken balls
In wheel bearings can be detected by
Jacking up the wheel and turning,
listening carefully for clicking or
grinding. If such sounds are heard,
the bearing should be repaired at
once, before it is entirely ruined.
Many drivers about the city are
exceedingly lax about rendering the
proper signal* to the traffic behind
them Some think that any sort of
a signal at all Indicates to the man
behind that something Is going to
happen. It takes very little more of
an effort to hold the signalling arm
up bent ai the elbow, to Indicate
a right turn, and the arm and hand
extended straight, for signalling a
left turn. Some do not even move the
arm up and down when they intend
to stop, and very often bent fenders
and harsh words result.
The side curtains of the modern
car are so built that It is very little
trouble to install them when
storm threatens. Careful drivers
preserve their curtains In a little
bag or else folded up where they
can be readily reached for emergencies.
How often have you seen
a car tearing along in the rain
with the side curtains flapping?
Another poor practice is that of
keeping the spare Inner tube loose
in the tool box. When a man is
wise enough to carry a spare tube,
you might think that he would
protect the tube against sharp tool
edges by wrapping it in a cloth or
bag. It Is real economy to cartfor
your spare tube. It may keep
you from ruining a good casing by
driving flat on It.
Make a habit of tightening you?
demountable rim lugs at least once
a week. The nuts invariably work
loose, as there Is no locking device
for them, and If you lose a lug
your rim will drag at the unsupported
point, making the tire
wobble, which will cause excessive
wear on the tread.
Gasoline contains a certain quantity
of water. Some of the water
is in free state and some of it has
been combined chemically with the
gasoline. The flrst condition can
be ascertained by placing a little
on a polished metal surface, permitting
the gasoline to evaporate.
The water will remain In tiny
globules. If the water has been
chemically combined with the gasoline
the mixture will burn slowly
with a yellow flame when touched
with a match.
Always remember that a few
quick. snappy turns with your
crank will do more to start your
engine than 1.000 slow turns.
If a little test gasoline Is poured
into the hollow of the hand and
allowed to evaporate a good test
been built from Valley Pike to
Smiths Creek and a bridge has been
built across that stream which
could formerly be forded only at
times of low water, and an excellent
private road has been constructed
from the bridge directly to
the cavern entrance.
A few hundred feet beyond the
bridge a garage has been built with
facilities for minor repairs and a
parking place has been laid out on
the broad cedar-shaded plateau at
the top of Cavern Hill where refreshments.
rest rooms and other
conveniences for motorists are obtainable.
/ price, the Chevrolet
becomes the premier
dom. Mechanical ex>
tardiness and pleasing
t a car to be really ,
i Motor Co., lac
cticut Ave. N. W.
U*. tSii /. ?. j. Fib*. Mid). J
can be made by watching the
evaporation. If ,lt vsporli.s and
disappear* quickly It la a *ood
grade of fuel, but If tt evaporates
lowly, leaving a creasy spot. It
contains a high per cent of kerosene
and sh?uld not be used In
A treat many Ford owners, although
having demountable rims,
find It easier to change tire? without
removing the rim and tire from
Underinflation la tjie one bugaboo
of tires today. It causes many
thpuaands of dollars' worth to And
an early ecrap-heap grave, every
Street car tracks running along
cobble-stone streets are a great
temptation to the average motorist.
He says, "Well,, this once won t
hurt," and upon the rails he climbs.
The raw flat rail edge chips a channel
from the side wall and Mr. Owner
la in the market foi* a new
The average water pump in your
cooling system Is of the centrifugal
type. Should the water passages be
choked for any reason, the stoppage
will not damage the pump.
On the other hand If your water
pump Is of the plunger type. It
would burst the cylinder pump wall,
should a stoppage occur.
Since the time for fall road trips
is near at hand, you will do well to
pick up a few hints on road repair.
One 'stunt. If you have a succession
of mountains to cross. Is to
tighten your fan belt as tight bs
you can safely get it. You will
need every bit of surplus .breeze
through your radiator that you can
obtain. v |
Many owners are improving their ;
mileage performance by making an
open center gasket for the car- ,
buretor-manifold Joint, inserting between
the pieces of gasket material,
a section of fine wife gaue*.
through which the mixture will
have to pass. This mesh screen i
breaks up the particles of gas more
The chief trouble with all engines
is the dust that chokes the fuel !
system, fills the cylinders with grit
particles sucked through the air intake,
and clogs the oil passages |
Engineers estimate that nine-tenths
of the fuel line and carbon troubles !
originate In dust. Every air intake
should have a strainer screen.
Elect District Delegate
DANVILLE, Va., Sept. 10.?The
Democrats of Pittsylvania County *
held a mass meeting at Chatham, the
county seat, this afternoon and
elected fifty-four delegates to the dlsdrict
convention to b? held here September
IS to nominate a candidate
for Congress from the Fifth Virginia
Pittsylvania is entitled to twentyseven
votes ort the floor, each delegate
having half a vote. The entire
delegation s instructed to vote for
Joseph Whitehead as long as his
name remains before the convention.
The firsi co
Touring Car, $1,080; Roadsl
Coupe, $1,705; Panel I
Per D*y gQ
11 ISN'T SAFE TO MAKE
WHEN YOU THINK OF 1
439 K St. N. W.
S 1 -LI I . ' 'nil
BABE RUTH MAY
SELL CARS MADE
Air King and Home-Run
Champion Rumored in
A great deal of publicity has been
given to the recent announcement
that "Baba" Ruth, the New York
home run champion la to - take an i
agency for the new car that "Eddie"
Rlckenbacker, the International l.vknown
automobile racer and aviator,
la bringing out If these dispatches
are true, the combination of two such
active members of sportdom will do
a great deal towards livening the
tarter la Detroit.
The Rickenbacker Motor Company
is being organized In Detroit, and ta
receiving applications for territory,
but very little la known of the type
of car the company la bringing out.
The bare announcement that full detaila
will be shown at the New York
Automobile show, in January, . has
been given out. Telegraph reports
Rtate that Barney Olddfleld has asked
by long distance phpne from San
Francisco to Detroit for the California
Mr. Rlckenbacker has said In a recent
interview that. "Our car ha*
beeit driven twenty months, in experimental
work, and my engineers have I
stamped it approved.* We have not!
allotted any territory as yet, and can- j
not expect to do so until the final policy
of the company has been dccidcd
"We already have enough orders
from prospective dealers to take our 1
output for the first year.
"But we consider sales policies as :
serious as production rule. These arn
the rules that govern dealers and
as dealers form our point of contact
tfith tfre vast automobile public the
Sanger of a poorly-constructed sales
formula is obvious. Until th?*se policies
are adopted we will close no
"The deluge of applications has
gratified us and exceeded expectations.
Congratulations and good
wishes are welcome although not necessarily
convincing. But certified
checks, ready for posting in many
parts of the country by establihed uccesful
dealers, arc our best evidence
of the confidence placed in our personnel
and product by the motor dealers
of the country."
laay Them Cpi
CBA8. R. MILLER, I KG.
"ormerly Millar Bros A a to Supply Boose.
US Htk ?.. 4 Doors North of B
For |7.2ft?Generator or starter ererhauled;
battery recharged and battery
For $&. 60?Generators exchanged; repairing
generators. Rented, Sftc per !
day. Rewound armatures, $5.00.
Proportionate prices for similar sericei |
ROY F. CARTY
Auto Starting?Lighting?Ignition. j ,
ISO! 14th at. aw.
illy the lasi
ter, $1,025; Sedan, $1,915; l|
business Car, $1,215;
s Car, $1,115 11
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lain 6660. ji!
Per Day | j|;|
Ml MAKES j I
A TRIP WITHOUT A |
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0 Tire Co.
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The Home of I
Retail rjfjJim And
5a/es I ^erv'ce
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The public is cordially invited to inspect our 1
I display of BUICK. automobiles, I
which includes I
The Famous Buick Six
The New Buick Four
In thus offering a NEW Buick Car,?"The Four" to the 11
automotive public, we have completed the famous Buick
line. The same Buick engineering skill, devotion to one ideal
of quality, Buick production facilities and nation-wide distribution
and service organization, is to be found uniformly
I in all makes of Buick cars?at the unusual values below?including
the NEW BUICK FOUR. *
Prices of the Fours:
22-34 Two-Passeag ex Roadster....* $1,045 22-36 Three-Passenger Coupe.......... $1,(10
- 22-35 Five-Passenger Touring.. $1,085 22-37 Five-Passenger Sedan $1795
All Prices Delivered in Washington.
? Prices of the Sixes:
22-44 Roadster $1,635 22-47 Five-Passenger Sedan $2,615
22-45 Touring ..... $1,665 22-48 Four-Passenger Coupe............ $2,500
1 22-46 Three-Passenger Coupe.. $2,300 22-49 Seven-Passenger Touring. $1,885
22-50 Seven-Passenger Sedan $2,835
All Prices Delivered in Washington.
Cord Tires Standard Equipment on All Models
See Us for Specifications and Delivery Dates
\Ve are proud of the Buick 1922 lines and of our ability to furnish
perfect service to purchasers of these and all Buick models.
Emerson & Orme
1620 M Street N. W. I
I Telephone Franklin 3860
!; A Salesroom Garage and Service
I Open Evenings > 4 ^ Day and Night (i5?Sj/J