DEMAND FOR BETTER ROADS IMPORTANT, ACCIDENTS SHOWS
PERSONS KILLED IN
U. S. HIGHWAY JAWS
Seven Thousand of These
Met Death at Grade
Most Accidents Occur on Long
Road Stretches, Says
<>ut Of 12.000 persons killed on
the highways ?f the country last
year. ;.o?e were struck at grade
crossings Investigation has shown
also that one motorist in ovary
three is careless at grade crossings
The Pennsylvania and Southern
I'aciflc railroads have been already
sufferers from grade crossing acci
dents. On the Southern Pacific lines
during the last three years 1.900 mo
tor cars and trucka were wrecked
at grade crossings. In ??0 cases, or
more than 20 per cent, the motor
ists deliberately ran Into the trains.
3" 1SS instances automobiles
piunjred through the crossing: gates.
Nine crosalng fla. uen were struck
down. In 970 case., in which mo
torists ran in front of the trains
persons were killed and 40S In
jured. In 490 cases motor car*
stalled on the crossings and were
demolished. Forty-three cars ac
tually collided with the danger
An investigation conducted re
cently by the Maryland Stat? roads
commission demonstrated that most
highway accidents occur on long
stretches of road instead of at the
curves and are due to speeding or
reckless driving, rather than skld
dng. A total of 14.500.000 was
paid out in death claims by Ameri
can insurance companies for the
1persons killed on the high
way, last year. In addition to the
fatalities there were 1.500.000 non
Automobile fatalities in 1918 were
i V.. 1919 the number increased
to 9.S.S. Considering the 11,000 ac
cidents in 1910. and basing calcula
tions on the experiences of St
louis. Cleveland. New York. Chi
cago and other cities for the first
six months of 1911. experts estimate
that the 19*1 fatalities on the high
ways Will reach 15.000. A total of
?90 persons were killed on New
'irk state roads and city streets
vear"1 the *'* months this
At the good roads congress
many subjects of Importance to
highway users were discussed. In
C tiding the strengthening of
bridges to carry the ever-increas
ing truck loads and a more equit
able distribution of taxation for
he construction and maintenance
<1 highways. Last year the Federal
5= ate and municipal taxes on motor
^chicles reached the sum of |31? -
. -? 000. equivalent .to P4 per car.
To Be Completed
By Next 2 Weeks
The last link in the new State
rt?ad connecting Chesapeake Beach.
:he Maryland bayslde resort, with
"Washington. Baltimore, and An
napolis. will be completed in about
This link is a stretch of several
miles from Mount Harmony, on the
main state highway, to the beach.
Heretofore the road has been a
narrow dirt one and has been al
most impassable in bad weather
!h*e"Pb.achh'r8 bad ",retch of roa,J
the beach for several years has
popular rendezvous for mo
t"ri?,. pn certain Sundays and
summer as manv as
The i;' ri ilr' <??? ^?ch.
The new highway is expected to
increase th. popularity
Speedy Sport Model
I V ?
ntrrw ? ?wnv.
Showing the Chalmers sport touring car, one of the season's most popular automobiles. H. B.
Leary, 1321 Fourteenth street northwest, is agent for the Chalmers cars.
Lengthening of Gear Shift a
Step Onward, Says
Karl Motors, Inc.. of Jackson.
Mich, recently received the follow
ing communication of which the
following is a part:
"You are right in giving more
consideration to women drivers.
Especially in making a car that
drive easily. I have recently vis
ited. or rather I should say I have
been in New York. Chicago. Bos
ton and Philadelphia within the
past few months, and so 1 suggest
to you that if you are desirous or
seeing what a car means to women
you visit the suburbs of these cities.
Out of 'Philadelphia. Germantown.
Wyncote; out of Boston. Winchester
the Newtons and down the south
shore; out of Chicago. Evanston.
Wilmette, Highland Park and the
stations south and west. To the
chauffeur waiting for the owner of
the car there were at least seven
wonw-n. 1 am speaking of the even
ing trains out of these cities, of
course. This i8 no reflection on t#ie
wealth of these suburban commu
nities. Many of the women driving
oar a have chauffeurs. But they
leave them at home. They prefer
to meet the husband or father
'Those things which you have
done in the Earl cars, like length
ening the gear shift (is that what
you call it?) and putting the igni
tion switch where a woman can
reach it. are going to be liked by
every woman who drives a car. I
am a woman. I drive my own car.
so I know."
'Eddie' Hines to Offer
More Match Devices
"Eddie" Hines announces that his
firm, the Hines Auto and Supply
Company, 920 D street northwest,
has just received another shipment
of safety^box match devices which
will be offered to local motorists
free of charge tomorrow.
The devices are clamped on the
steering wheel of the machine,
making it possible for the driver
to light his cigar or cigarette ex
pediently. These new devices are
made of aluminum. Hines will of
fer them to autoists tomorrow at
Why it Should Be a
HE Chevrolet is the people's car. So efficient
JL in service and .pleasing in appearance it satis
fies the wealthy motorist?so low in price it meets
the most modest purse. It is the world's lowest
priced, fully equipped standard automobile. It in
cludes every item of equipment?every accessory
that modern motoring demands. There is nothing
more to buy but the license?making it actually
lower in final cost than less complete cars requiring
many accessories and changes to approximate mod
ern requirements and comply with traffic laws. It
costs least per mile for gasoline, oil and tires, and
averages lowest repair bills. More than 700,000
Chevrolets have been sold. The new Superior
Model is the latest and best we have ever made,
yet offered at the incomparably low price of $525
f. o. b. Flint, Mich., Touring Car, Roadster, or
Barry-Pate Motor Company,Inc.
On Auto Success
To U. S. Car Maker
"Facts, faith and fair play arc
the three primary essentials for
success in the worldwide program
of Americanizing motor transporta
tion." said W. O. Rutherford^ chair
man of the foreign trade committee
ct the Motor and Accessory Manu
facturers Association, yesterday.
As a member of the board of di
rectors of the national organiza
tion representing the automotive
parts and equipment industry. Mr.
Rutherford is in a strategic posi
tion t0 survey the prospects for
overseas automotive business. In
this city last week he was in con
sultation with Secretary Hoover.
Pr. Julius Klein, director of the
? liureau of Foreign and Domestic
Commerce; Mr Gordon Lee. chief of
the automotive division and rep
resentatives of the vehicle manu
facturers. and other branches of the
Contact has been established by
the foreign trade committee of the
Motor and Accessory Manufacturers
Association with the automotive di
vision of the Department of Com
merce as the "fact-finding, fact
organizing and fact-disseminating
agency of the United States gov
| ernment" on overseas business.
"There is a good market for
American motor products in for
eign countries." said Mr. Ruther
ford. "The inherent merits of our
vehicles and units, our Incompara
| b>e mass production, our head start,
land our general vim and aggres
siveness are all in our favor. Ex
cept in certain parts of the British
| empire and in some French #>lo
iai possessions, we have the bene
fit of minimum tariff restrictions
against our exports."
There are from forty to 120 pounds
of pressure In an automobile cylinder
when the charge Is compressed ready
COURTESY ON ROAD
AIDS AUTO DRIVER
Eight Points Given to Boost
Courtesy On the road among mo
torist* 1m akin to safety, and a
new "courtesy series of sugges
tions Is now being issued for the
thousands of motorists in this sec
tion of the country.
I.?ack of courtesy, it is pointed
out, often leads to recklessness,
which In turn leads to accidents.
Therefore, motorists are asked to
read the following courtesy rules
and see if they wish them:
1. When a man approaching you
from behind sounds his horn as a
signal that he wishes.to pass, don't
"step on it." Draw over to the
right and let him go by.
2. Do not use more than your
half of the road, thus crowding
others into the ditch.
3. It is not courteous to "steal"
a parking space from a man who
is Just getting ready to back into
4. Do not imagine that every mo
torist on the ro^d who tries to
pass you is starting a race. He
may be on important business.
5. When you pass a man from
behind going in the same, direction,
do not cut in directly in front of
him. This is discourteous.
6. Do not shove another man's
car along the curb to males room
for yours, thus jamming his car
against a fireplug or the car ahead.
7. It is discourteous to halt be
hind a trafTlc Jam and honk your
8. The correct giving of hand
signals is courteous as well as
GREAT AUTO YEAR
FOR BEST MAKES,
Expects First Half of
Season to Show Record
"With the spring: ?eason well un
der way and sale* of automobiles
already exceeding our expectations,
prospects are that more Willys -
Knight and Overland care will be
?old in this territory the first half
of this year tl?an ever be/ore.'*
aays William R. McReynolds. vice
president and active head of R. Mc
Reynolds and 8ons. 1423 L? street
northwest. Mr. McReynolds ex
plains that his company is behind
in deliveries on both Willys
Knight and Overlands. Large con
signments of both makes of cars
wtll soon be received, he says.
"When I explain that a recent
message sent by the facKTry to
branch managers stated that 1.713
orders had been received at the
factory In one mall that day it can
be readily understood why we are.
behind in deliveries," adds Mr. Mc
Reynolds. "This message also
stated that the quantity of orders
being received daily had steadily 1
increased in the past four weeks,
and that the factory waa at that
time oversold on April production
on all types of Overland cars.
"However, It was also stated by !
the factory that whatever surplus
of orders came In during April a
special effort would be made during
May to AH them. This, of course,
makes us feci hopeful that the
orders that we now have on han't
and that those we may tako dur
ing the coming month ? will be 1
filled more promptly than they
have been during the past few
"The orders for Overland cars,
especially, this spring have, far ex
ceeded those in the past. This in
dicates to us that the Overland
car is not only maintaining Its tre
mendous popularity but Is gaining
in the favor of persons desiring a
low-priced* high-grade car. The.
Overland is conceded in many
quarters to now bs the greatest
automobile value in America'"
CENT OF MOTORS
Only 68 Cars Operated in
British Honduras, Figures
The United States had 85 per <
cent of the automobiles and motor
trucks in operation in the world '
and twenty times as many as any
individual country, according1 to I
statistics recetly In Le Temps, of j
There are 12,588.949 motor ve
hicles in the world, of which 10,
<>00,660 are in the United States,
then comes the British Isles with |
497,000, Canada with 463.44S and
France with 236,146 automobiles In '
operation. Germany takes fifth
place with 91,384 automobiles.
In spite of the fact that its pop
ulation is more than twenty times
larger than that of Belgium, Rus
sia has only 1.800 more cars, auto
mobiles in Russia numbering: 35.000
and those in Belgium 33,200. Ar
gentina has 75,000 motor vehicles,
and Mexico 25,000; Chile and Uru
"1,793 Orders In One Mail"
F. O. B. Factory
And--"Quantity Received Daily
Has Been Steadily Increasing
For the Past Four Weeks" * t
This Is the Message From the Overland Factory
Is It Any Wonder We "Are Behind in Deliveries?
Better Order Your
And Be Sure of Enjoying It While
the Weather is Good and the Coun
try is Beautiful for Riding
R. McReynolds & Sons
1423-25-27 L Street N. W. Tim* Piyments
Ma B. Ssauicr, 3214 Protprf Ave. OrerlaW-Wheeler Co., 2415 14th St. N.W.
lon Point Soon If Stor
The greatest re?erve of gasoline
in the history of the industry la now
In .torage In the United Statea. ac
cording to a statistical
just Issued by the Bureau of Ml"",
which shows stocks toUltng^ ?
500.000 gallons on hand .
The figures Indicate ,
nt 11* 800.000 raUon? o\er the ro |
serve "of February 1 The previous
hiirh figure set "in Ma>. l?-l?
low* by 1S.000.000 gallons At
the present rate "f lncrease n
... the Bureau of Mines P"1""
out' that the billion-gallon point
may b. reached In the ""
?rve before the seaaoMl decline
in stocks commences The ??'
&SESr-M?SK than on the
"production y"r *'^Uneno^UV.?
r.ei? ?? gallons; donatio?...
gumption amounted to
**8tock? of lubricating olla reported
theBureau of Mines show ?n In
X Ttiese oiu on hlnd March 1.
amounting to ^O.OOO.OOO gallon..Jm
^k.BTut"U"Soeo gal'oM of the
high point reached in the storage
Of lubricating oils attained In Ma>.|
''stocks "f kerosene on hand March I
1 were 33! "? =45 *?"?>??? ?" }*? I
crease of 5.000.000 gallons during
Production of kerosene
tor the month ?? 1?.??.?? ga>
Km; exports decreased from
l##,00e gallons in ******* '
r..ons ins Febrryu#i ^
gallons greater than
a year ago. -
There a? only 8.150 automobile, In
China. .tatistlcs. automo
TwI Colombia with S.0W. Panama
with 400. Bolivia ?"h 500 and C?.ta
Ilica and Honduras with only zoo
automobiles In operation.
Long and'short Wheel Bases. I
Kefause of the increased length
of leverage and centrifugalI force,
a car with a long ^hoel base is
more likely to skid than one with
a shorter wheel base.
OVERLAND WHEELER CO.
Touring .. $550.00 Roadster .. .$550.00
Coupe 850.00 Sedan 895.00
All Prices F. 0. B. To Wo
Easy Terms Cm Be AiruftJ
R. P. Wheeler, Pres. Phone Col. 3^51
241S 14th Street N. V.
OPEN EVENINGS AND SUNDAYS
Why This Cadillac Supremacy?
The Cadillac outsells, by a volume nearly one-third
greater, all other cars at or above its own price. Every
good quality is the result of difficulties realized and over
come. It is economical in first cost, due to the efficient
manufacturing methods employed.
The Cadillac motor is flexible enough to meet traffic
conditions without gear change. Ignition is simple and
reliable, with a double set of contact points and a special
grade of wiring. Especially fascinating is the easy, un
tiring and dependable steering, and the factors of safety
are high. /
Cadillac brakes are unusually easy of application and
dependable, being equalized to avoid skidding. Every part
is accurate to the thousandth part of an inch. The fine
fit between moving parts reduces wear to the minimum.
Freedom from bother and expense of repair* it one
characteristic that Cadillac owners like to talk about In
other words, it is the Cadillac construction which makes
the Cadillac owner a Cadillac friend for life.
The Washington Cadillac Company
RUDOLPH JOSE, Preside*f.
1138-1140 Conn. Ave. Frank. 3900-3901
Member Washington Automotive Trade Association.
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