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THE yASHINOTON (TIKES, SATCBDAY, MAT 25, 1912.
Automobile And Motorcycle Races Scheduled For Benhitig Track Memorial
'Upkeep of Automobile Com-
pares to Horse and
"Who ought to own an automobile?
I This question was brought up recently
by a prominent automobile manufac
turer in discussing the problem of what
Income would be necessary to justify
the maintenance of a motor 'car. In
commenting- on tho subject the manu
facturer In question said:
, "To my mind tho question of a man's
income does not enter Into the question
I of whether he should buy an automo
bile. "Who ever heard of a man being ex-
I travagant because ho owned a horso?
, "As far as I know, a man always
bought a horse because he needed It and
because It was a profitable Investment.
TVhv an automobllo should bo purchased
I for anr other reason Is a mystery.
I 'A millionaire who purchases a h?gh-
prlcert car and has a chaueur should be
eo because ltlo a profitable Investment.
Usually a millionaire's time Is worth
money and the automobile and the
chauffeur, he undoubtedly figures, aro
paid for by tho saying of time, and tho
luxury 'and convenience are procured
for little' or nothing extra. If tho mil
lionaire's car did not savo him any
thing It would be Just as cxtravagnt for
i.liim as It would be for a poor man to
buy a car which did not bring a return
. on the money.
I "Men of all classes, no matter what
j their Income, buy automobiles becauso
. they need them and becauso they either.
save them time or actually have a profit
1 returned by their use.
"Salesmen, contractors, physicians)
farmers, and every class of men who
have to go a great deal can make an
automobile pay, and therefore they buy
them without any particular -conslder-I
atlon of what their Income may be. In
. other words, the great majority of peo
I pie who are using automobiles increase
their Income thereby.
Autos More Economical.
"An automobile Is purchased for lden
I tlcally the same reason that tke horse
has been purchased, but It Is more
economical than the horse on acount of
the greater territory that can be cov
ered In less time. The low priced auto
mobile today Is cheaper to own and
operate than a horse has ever been.
"There aro hundreds of thousands of
people today who should have an auto
mobile. That would be a money Baver
for them Jt they would only sit down
and figure It out, but tho consideration
of how Kreat an income a man must
1 have to own a car deters many from
laaalllK UII uivesii&uiiuu, aim wui-ii ou-
tomoblle monufacturers themselves In
sist on discussing the matter .from this
angle It certainly Isn't strange that the
people who need an automobllo and do
not have one should be looking at tho
I matter from the same standpoint.
; "I have been connected with the auto-
mobile business from the beginning,
,'havo been associated with the compan
ies producing the largest number of
I oars, and therefore have been able to
'meet and talk with thousands of own
era of cars.
v "A man who owned an automobile
and did not make It a profitable lnvest-
ment was rare. Indeed, and the few
exceptions that came under that head
soon sold their cars.
Costs Only $io the Month.
"It Is a positive fact that the light
, cars of today, and this covers the whole
' class selling at less than $1,000. are be
ing operated at a cost of about $10 per
month on the average where the owner
takes care of his machine.
"Tho light American cars, weighing
completely equipped and filled wltn
I water and oil, 2.S00 pounds or less, uslrur
nijlnar 10.000 miles for each $100 tire ex
pense, or In other words, one-tenth of J.
cent a mile. The cost cf repairs varies
with drivers. Ths careful driver look
ing after his own car has very little
exronae In this regard, and $50 for each
10,000 miles would be a Ubeial average
on the cars of this class.
"Allowing 6 per cent interest for a
man's Investment on a car at $1,000,
amounts to $3 per month.
"Tt can. therefore, be seen that nn au
tomobile could be driven 1,000 miles a
month at an operating expense of $10,
"which Includes $7.60 for griEolene, JAW
for oil, ngurlnsr twenty miles' to a nut
Ion of aasolona nt IB cents per gallon.
Then allowing for tire expense, $5 repair
expense, and $5 Interest expense, tho
total would bo $30 ner month. The
anove expense would operaln a 2,000 to
2,400-pound car carrying five people.
Lighter touring cars could be operated
for les find runabouts for a still small-
I er amount.
"I am told that a horse Is not ex
i pctfl to cover over twenty to twenty-
nve mucn a aav. "ia mm no caunui no
fd, shoed and dootoied for less than
$.5 a month.
"So it will be saen that a horse and
a single wagon cost more to operate
than a flve-passunner automobile, and
th.it a two-pausenger automobile Is far
Motor Trucks Add to
Real Estate Values
"It I were to tell you that the mo
tor truck has helped to rejuvenate
I certain pieces of real estate and place
a. new value on these same tracts, vou
I would probably accuse me of making
I a far-fetched statement," said a
, prominent dealer In motor trucks.
1 ''Still, this Is so, and Incidentally this
single feature also proves that the
commercial power wagon has advan
tages asjde from actually doing the
work for which It Is built.
"Take for examplo a section of land
not adjacent to any railroads or belt
lines and especially that In the out
lying districts. These plots have been
a drug on tho market for some time
. and way under their real value owing;
' to the location and meager -railroad
service, as you can readily under
stand that those who contemplate
. building have to consledr those short
comings. "The motor truck, however, has
changed all this and Is used as a
connecting link between these out of
the way territories and the nearest
railway facilities. The truck has not
only Increased land values, but fac
tories have been willing to locate In
the outskirts to get away from the
exorbitant downtown cost of prop
erty and because they were satisfied
that motor trucks could take caro
of their hauls to the nearest shipping
The latest purchaser of a Rauoh &
Lang electric brougham is H. A. Sey
mor. Tho sale was made through the
Imperial Motor Company.
Emerson & Ormo report the Balo of
two Detroit electric straight-front, panel
body trucks to the Walker-Gordon
Company. Kach Is equipped with Edi
John. Lacombe, Jr., manger of the
Washington branch of tho International
Motor Company, Is elated over tho news
that the Chicago branch has just landed
two of the largest truck orders over
consummated. The Star Motor Deliv
ery company, or Chicago, entering on
one of tho most comprehensive and far
reaching plans for general trucking that
has ever been developed, has ordered
fifty Mack trucks, whllo tho City Fuel
Company, of Chicago, has placed an or
der for fifteen five-ton Sauer trucks.
The latter order was secured In the face
of competition', from practically every
truck manufacturer In the country.
"Tho closing of these orders, following
so closely on tho one we recontly closed
with the Porto Rico Company for thirty
Bauer trucks for use In Porto Illco, is
one of the greatest achievements ever
made In the motor truck world," said
W. p. narnhnrt A Company, agents for
the Fverllt, III, tomorrow, take pos
session of their new nalesrdom and so
ciety iraruga at 1707 Fourtconth street.
Extensive improvements have been un
der wav in the new salesroom for sev
eral weeks. The new establishment Is
xalrt to bo one of the finest of the kind
In this section. Tho walls are pannelM
In burlnp with a wainscoting of hard
wood finished In tan shade. The sales
room Is nparated from the garage by
jwlde plate class extension doors. The
enrage, which wlllXho, known as tho
'.Society gnragV.lBw a capacity of
fitly cars. It Is cowrcd with n glass
roof, affording ample light. A faaturo
of the tabllshment will bo a service
Sales of Overland cars this week made
by the Overland-Washington Motor
Company include, the following: Dr.
Harry B. Riley, roadster? Hal O. Nel
son, touring car: Capt. W. H. Clifford,
touring car: Mrs. A. 8. Richards, tour-
F. W. Powers, manager of the Wash
ington branch of the Goodyear Tire and
Rubber Company, returned today from
Philadelphia, where he attended a con
ference of Goodyear branch managers.
"Threo thousand automobiles, carry
ing almost 20,000 advertising men,
paradod In Dallas. Tex., this week In
tho monster1 automobile demonstration
of the Associated Advertising Clubs of
America," said G. R. Cowlc, the Cole
agent here. "The parade was headed
by tho Cole bfflclal press car, carrying
the press committee, who chose It from
a selection of fifty care. Five Cole
cars wcro chosen as official cars and
used by tho officers of the organiza
tion In tho trip from Dallas to Fort
Worth, where one of the sessions was
I W. P. Barnhart & Company recprt the
delivering or Evemt "Six ' cars to 55.
". Blacklstone, W. L. Bojden, Frank
Harris, J. S. Wynne. H. T Klrtloy.
luivld Dunlop; a Mx-cyllndcr touring
cur and four-cllndir roadster to C. E.
Miller, and four-cylinder cars to W. B.
Taylor and L. I T-oar.
A Stanley Zell, president of the Zell
Motor Car Company, received word to
day that Denver will again have a
Chalmers owners' consistency tour.
This event, which has been held twice,
has becomo one of tho big motor fea
tures of the Colorado capital. Tho
third annual tour will be held June 12.
13 and 14, and will consist of a run from
Denver to Canyon City and return.
"Tho rules are very simple," said Mr.
Zell. "Only Chalmers owners may par
ticipate and each car must be driven
by Its owner or some member of his
family. No professional drivers are
allowed to compete. The tour Is run
under the rules of the three A's and
cars are penalized according to their
performance on tho road."
"A little over six months ago the
first R-C-H automobile was shipped
from the factory In Detroit," said J. H.
Earle, of Earle & Allen, agents here
for the R-C-H. "Since then thousands
At these cars have been marketed in
the United States and still the com
pany Is far behind In its yrders. Al
together the first six months of the
career of the R-C-H corporation has
been In point of production remarkable
In the annals of the automobile Industry."
RIDERS FOR MEET
Convention Will Be Held
From July Seventeen to ,
Washington motorcycle riders aro
elated over" tho nows that Columbus,
Ohio, he's been, awarded tho 1912 meet
and convention of, the Federation of
American Motorcyclists. The conven
tion city was selected this week by the
board of directors of tho federation and
news of the selection wns conveyed to
day to the Washington members of
Tho dates for tho meet aro July 17, 18,
19, 20, and 21, and from now on the Co
lumbus Motorcycle Club and tho F. A.
M. officials will be kept busy complet
ing arrangements for what is believed
will bo the greatest motorcyclo gather
ing In tho history of the sport. A now
half-mile board track Is being built at
Columbus for the racing events.
A tentative program for the meet has
been outlined. Wednesday, tho first day
of the gathering, will be devoted to the
reception of riders and delegates, and
in the evening there will probably be
a reception and a smoker. On Thurs
day, July 18, there will be a parade of
motorcycle riders, a business session of
the F. A. M., and an entertainment In
tho evening. Racing will probably be
gin on Friday, the 19th, There will be
another business session and an enter
tainment In the evening.
On Saturday and Sunday the races
will continue at the motordome, the
visitors leaving probably Sunday night.
The races are expected to be moro
speotacular and faster than any pre
vious F. A. M. meet. At tho samo time
they are expected to bo conducted with
a minimum of risk, since the board
track eliminates many of the danger
ous features of the flat dirt track. Na
tional championships will be determined
and the best riders In the country will
participate In tho races.
One of the biff features of the meet
Is the four national tours which will
precedo tho meet. Thcso tours will
start in AiDany. e. x., uauimore, i;ni
cago, and Louisville, each division of
riders being under a tour-master, nnd
entering Columbus at practically the
same hour Wednesday morning, July
These tours will be conducted with
out red-tape, tho ono Important con
sideration being that the riders enjoy
the trip. The riders will travel In a
leisurely manner, and will demonstrate
to all who may seo them tn route, the
pleasure and convenience of mtor
cycllng. Care Is Needed to
Prevent Rusty Rims
"Rust on automobile rims can be
detected by tho appearance of the
beads of the envelope," says a tire ex
pert, "When the beads show a
strongly marked yellowish stain It Is
evident that the tire has not been
properly cared for. This stain Is noth
ing else than rust, which forms on
the rims and is deposited on the beads
of the tire. If It Is allowed to re
main It will destroy the tire, for It will
slowly but sifrely cat away the fabric.
Moreover, the edges of rusted rims will
become more uneven every day.
Further, when a rim Is rusted It Is
impossible to maintain the closo and
regular contact which should exist be
tween rim nnd bead. Water will soon
find Its way into the tire to work Its
"After having been out In bad
weather, if the motorist Is careful to
sponge tires and rims clean and then
wipe them dry, especially alonjj the
beads, he will do much to prevent the
formation of rust. It Is possible, how
ever, that In spite of the exercise of
reasonable care the rims may suffer
a little damage, especially In the
winter. In any case, It Is advisable to
examine the rims closely from time to
A new duster for women motorists Is
of mercerized cotton. It rolls Into a
i little roll and may be dropped In the
1 robe-iall pocket until needed.
Look Below the Rear Springs
For the J. M. Shock Absorbers
They're on duty all the time preventing jars and jolts;
making autoing the joy it should be; cutting tire expense by
keeping the tires on the ground; increasing engine efficiency
by taking the weight off the rear wheels and keeping them
on the ground, thus preventing "racing" of the engine.
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without modifying existing
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ference fifteen minutes after
they're attached. Your speed
is increased, your comfort en
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of thousands in use daily. Motor
up today and let us attach a pair.
In three models applied to
Prices $35 to $50
We have the largest and most
complete line of Bosh Magnetos
and parts in this city. Distribu
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and Wolf's Head Oil.
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6. Bu ck... u 8. Harding'
"National ;....C. ti.. Storm
8. Aptfcraon e. J. Orme
co""v . '.Frank Btewart
ft nupp-Tcates Earle & Allien.
1, S"CHV.'"' '.Karlo & Allen
12. Maxwell I, T. Donohoo
" goffal. .......a. A. Bontley
14. .Rambler H. B. Loary, Ir.
16. Baker;,. .....Ueorsre Weaver
Mar11on.;:'V''Po Motor Car Co.
"..IJdpmobils: v. Elklns Reed
18,'Hupmohlle a. F. Potter
19. Flanders Electric. ...W. C. Lonsr
M-iOIdsmoblle.-n...- j. a. LutS
21. 'Ford Mrs. A. M. Bohrcr
2J. Aiarlon ,.,, M, j. Fraas
2?- Kohl..-......,.., H. O. Machen
24. Crawfdrdi O. H. WlllUms
25. Marlon Clayton Oratt
26. Apperson c. H. Orme
27. Washington..... Daniel Levy
28. Col. Eloc Mrs. J. J. Bartram
29. Cole., R. c. Wilson
30. Warren W. H. Kessler
31. Wnrren........Dr. J, j, Kuvenoy
32. Warren. ..-.A. Hies
33. Warren r.B. Martin
34. Warren - .Norman Bowles
85. Warren W. Easterday
36. Warren 1. c. Barber
37. Warren .' C Kloppmeyer
38. Warren ......,. ,C. Q. Schroth
39. Warren , C. II. Cross
40. Warreni 4.......M. C. Trlbbey
41. Cadillac V....W. T. Jones
42. E-M-F Miss Hazel May
43. Packard...., J, E. .Cammack
44. Lorler W. !m. Glesey
45. Marlon Jack Cassldy
4ti. American Harry Cunningham
47 radlllac C. A. Watson
8. Cadillac H. E. Simons
j. Columbia S. H, Kendall, Jr.
60. E-M-F.., L, M. Belts
61. Chalmers. F. K. Barbour
62. Marlon W. R. Ellis
53. Matheson W, OroV
64. Cole...... O. IX. Cowto
65. Rambler -....Edward Volgt
66. Pullman T. J. Jlenderson
67. E-M-F O. C. Bradford
68. Butck J. J. Bartram
69. Do Tamblo M. H. Bray
CAPITAL. DRIVERS .
Benning Contests to Be
Most Important In This
Part of Country;
Effect of Gearing
Upon the Magneto
As the intensity of the spark that Is
generated by a magneto Is governed
to a certain extent by the speed of the
armature, tt should be remembered
that "gearing up" a car means that
the number of turns the crankshaft
of tho engine makes to one turn of the
rear wheels Is reduced and as the mag
neto Is connected positively to tho
engine Its armature speed and conse
quently the Intensity of the sparks It
generates Is reduced. Obviously, U Is
Impossible to alter tho relative speed
of the magneto for It must generate
Its sparks In accordance with the posi
tion of tho pistons. Generally It Is
poslble to make up the deficiency by
reducing tho length of tho spark plug
gaps though the method may not
always prove efficacious.
By HARRY WARD.
Some of the best known- automobile
drivers in thla city havo ontcred the
Automobile races at Bcnnlng. Memorial
Day. The meet, which will bo under
the auspices of the National Capital
Mortorcycle Club, will be tho most
Important in this section of the coun
try, and bb both tho motor car and
motorcycle events have filled well, In
teresting sport is anticipated by racing
One of the most1 Interesting events on
tho card Is the second automobile race,
open to Class C cars under 600 cubic
Inohcs ' piston displacement for The
Washington Times cup.
Tho distance Is ten, miles. Five of
the speediest cars in the city have ten
tered the lists for this trophy and it
Is likely the winner will hang up a new
record for the Benning track. Tho en
tries are: Everltt "30," with A. I
Miller at tho wheel; Cole, Cleveland
Campbell: Warren, Irving C. parber;
Bergdoll, R. T. WcKnew; Warrpn, N.
In addition to this event there will be
two other automobile races, ono for
cars under 230 cubic Inches piston dis
placement at ten miles, and a twenty
mile free-for-all. Tho entrants for the
tcn-r.ille raco aro R. T. McKnew, Berg
doll; W. L. Frasler, Ford; Frank
Stewart, Reo. and A. L. Miller, Everltt.
In the free-for-all race the following
are carded to start: Cleveland Camp
bell, Cole: W. L,. Frasler, Ford; W. H.
Kessler, warren; H. O. Carter, Inde
pendence; Irving C. Barber, Warren;
Frank Stewart, Reo.
Six motorcycle races will be run at
various distances from Ave to twenty
miles. Among tho drivers who aro
prominent motorcycle riders who havo
entered the various events are Ed Man
gold, Thomas E. Dedge, Fred Tlemeyer.
E. F Cost, R. C. Lelmbach, R. E.
Marsh, John Bcrryman, and James E.
The track will be thoroughly rolled
and oiled and the turns banked to pre
vent tho machines from skidding. The
meet has been sanctioned by the Amer
ican Automobile Association and. the
Federation of American Motorcyclists.
Any Jocord" hi a do will be officially
recognized by these two organisations.
Pabst Donates Trophy
For Milwaukee Race
A 'trophy of great intrinsic value arid
carrying larger emoluments than any
other prlzo ever offered for a contest
for automobiles has been donated by
Col. Gustav Pabst, the millionaire Mil
waukee brewer, as a trophy for tho
third race to bo run In conjunction with
tha Vanderbllt cup and Grand Prlzo
races at Milwaukee. It. is likely the
Pabst trorhy will bo for light cars. It
will bo known officially as the "Pabst
Bluo Ribbon Trophy," and "the deed of
gift now In preparation will mako It a
perennial prize, the annual winner will
recelvo a replica for permanent poBsses
slon, together with a month stipend of
a large sum during his tenure of holding
tho cup. Its formal presentation to the
American Automobllo Association or tho
Automobile Club of America, depending
UDOn whether tho trophy Is to be na
tional or International, will take place
at the Indianapolis race Memorial Day.
New World's Recbs
All existing world's records for motor-
cycle speed, both amateur -and. profes
sional, were, broken by Ray Seymour,
professional,' and Lon Clailln, amateur,
at Los Angeles, May 14, according to In
formation received by Washington
motorcyclists. Seymour, on a twin
cylinder Indian motorcycle, covered a
mile in 35 4-5 seconds, or at the rate of
97.82 miles and hour. Five miles were .
covered In 3 minutes 8 2-5 seconds, ten '
miles In 6 minutes 21 4-5 seconds, fif
teen miles In 9 minutes 351-5 seconds,
and twenty miles in 12 minutes 52 4-5
Claflln, also riding a twin Indian,
lowered the amateur motorcycle track
records for ono mile to 38 2-5 seconds,
his other records being flvo miles, 3
minutes 18 4-5 seconds; fifteen miles, 10
minutes 3 4-5 seconds. New records for
tho Intermediate distance were estab-
llshed. also, by the two riders. These
records were made under the official
sanction of the Federation of American
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WE HAVE BUT A FEW LEFT
Caditlac sales for 1912 have outnumbered all previous
records for the factory, and we have nearly exhausted our
quota. We urge those' who are interested in the Cadillac i
to see us at once, as we expect to shortly announce that we
will not be able to make any further deliveries on the 1912
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