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THE 'WA'SiilNGfTOiX TIMES, SATrTli,i)AY;X()VEM'E"ltM'!912.
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CHILDREN AT PLAY
IN CITY'S STREETS
MENACE WOTORISTS
How to Check Habit Difficult
Problem That Needs
Solving.
TO BET
Heads Tire Branch
Buy an Overland and Put the Rest of the Money in the Bank
T
GO TOO FASTTHEY
WEAR OPT QUICKLY
Speed Hurts More Than
Overloading or Long
Service.
Becomes Manager of United
States Company
Branch.
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By HARRY WARD.
Of all the perils that beset motor
Ut, particularly In largo cities, none
equals the mall boy, ami none Is o
numerous. Hon to subduo his habit
of playing In thepubllo street lone has
been considered "a problem the solu
tion of which is difficult, If not Im
possible. In on effort to save tho youngsters
from themselves, however, tho Ameri
can Museum of Safety, which exists to
"rnnRArVA humnn llfo." and which Is
at present located In New York, has-
unaenaKcn a course ox lectures un
a view not only of keeping tho young
ones oft the streets, but of teaching
them how to avoid accidents In cross
ing street!.
The first lectures were given Jn the
rooms of the museum by the wlfn of
tho director of tho Institution, but per
mission of the educational authorities
having bona obtained a dosen New York
schools were recently visited. Tho lec
tures are free and urn open alike to
adults arid children. They aro Illus
trated by diagrams, chalk drawings,
und lantern slides, and have been at
tended by upward of 4,000 children. Dur
ing the summer the schools of New
Jersey were covered, and It is believed
that as a result of the lectures the pro
iwrtlon of accidents to pedestrians de
creased 40 per cent during the last three
months.
' This Is a step In the right direction,
und motorists will hall with delight any
movement Inaugurated in this city that
will tend to prevent children from using
tho streets as u playground. The hnblt
of many children on roller nkates catch
ing hold of rapidly moving automo
biles Is a dangerous one, nnrt steps
should be taken to break It up. When
accidents result from this habit tho
motor car dilver Is nearly alnays
blamed, though In many Instances he
Is Ignorant of the fact that a child
Is clinging to the rear of his machine.
e
V. C. Long, of the Commercial Auto
mobile and Supply Company, will leave
Monday for Xenla, Ohio, whem he miln
. tains u voting lesldence. After voting
he will go to Detroit on a visit to tho
muaeoaKer corporation's factory.
John duj- Monllmn. sales manager of
the Premier Motor Car Company, was
in Washington yestorday visiting i:i
llott P. Hough, manager of tho Mathc
on Motor Car Company, the Premier
agents. "The outlook for tho sale of
high grade automobiles wag never bet
ter," said Mr. Monlhnn," commenting
on trodo conditions. "We nre delighted
ilth our Washington representation
and feel conlldcnt our agents here will
have many Premier cars on tho streets
before the end of tho year."
Tho Abbott-Detroit agency was placed
today with David S. Hcndrlck, who also
handles the Franklin and Thomas. A.
I Bennett, district sales manager of
the Abbott Motor Company, who has
been In the city seovral days, consum
mated the deal. Mr. Hendrlck will give
the Abbott-Detroit a Rtrong representa
tion, and as tho car Mas a fine reputa
tion throughout the country. It Is ex
pected to bo one of the best sellers of
the season.
W. P. Barnhart 4 Co. report the sale
of a slx-cyllnder Everett touring car u
j?J5S. " J?JieIey ana a four-cyllnder
Everett to Thomas B. Martin
E. H. JOHANSiJN,
Maniger of United States Tire Com
pany's Branch.
Buyers Now Demand
Very Best Values
"Appearance or style alone Is not a
factor In closing salei these days,"
says It.. C. Smith, president of tho
Overland-Wnshlngton Motor Company,
ngent for Overland and (larford cars
and Oramtn tnicks. "The buyer de
mands real value und goeH to the very
heart of fundamentals In his seurch
after tho facts.
"Tills condition naturnllv hns made
for u higher type of salesmanship as
the generalities .of thii pust no hold
water and afli r the purchaser 1ms been
satisfied as tn the mechanical excel
lence uf n tnurhlne he sturts Investi
gating the flnancl.il rwuun-c and re
sponsibility of the various factors be
hind the car. Ho Ih not ulonii satisfied
In getting his money's worth but ho
wants to hnvo the absolute guarunteu
that his ear has a certain value at any
time he should wish to get rid of It. So
the lot of tho poor iiutomoblle deuler
Is not as It usefl to lie a day dream."
To the severity of these conditions,
however. Mr. Smith attributes tho
great growth In popular favor of the
Overland. lllilng like a protecting
genius for every Overland owner Is
seen tno strong personaiuy or jonn rs.
Will its behind the great manufacturing
fncllitlcs of his plant In Toledo, Ohio.
Quantity of Waste
Shipped By Factories
As un Indication of the Immense scale
on which some of the automobile fac
tories nre now being worked, It is Ixlnij
1 pointed out that the Kord factory at De
troit bends out ten earloads uf steel
turnings and three carloads of enst lion
, borings each month.
Tho brass turnings from this factory
total uhout a tone a day Tho steel
'tunings nre sold to Pittsburg steel
iidlls and the brasM turnings uic nold to
the foundries from which thu factory
leccUes Its brass castings.
With the opening on Monday of the
new branch of the United States Tire
Company, at 1302 II street northwest,
ono of the best known men In tho auto
mobile tire trade of this city will re
ceive a well earned promotion. He is
;. II, Johansen, who has been selling
automobile tires for years, and who tins
u wide acquaintance In the city of his
birth.
"Ed" Johansen, as ho Is popularly
Itnow'ji to thousands of Washington
automobile owners, first broke Into tho
automobile tire gamo some years ngo
when he Joined the sales force uf tho
Ilnrtfoid Jtubbcr Company, now a sub
sidiary company of the United Htatcs
Company. The continued confidence of
the company wu's shown In several pro
motions, and when It was dccldod to
open u branch In this city, Mr, Johan
sen was the logical choice for thu po
sition of tnanuirer. Ill irrnlal dlenn.
slUoii has endeared him to all whoso
prlvllego It Is to know him, and the
best of wishes of hundreds of motorists
will follow him to his new Held of en
deavor. Mr. Johanson, who Is a member of tho
Commercial Club, the Columbia Coun
try Club, and the Automobllo Club of
t.HnimiKiun, oi wnicn lauer organiza
tion ho Is tho chairman of thn houso
committee, will ulso be manager of the
Baltimore branch of the United Htates
Tiro Company, which will bo opened
Jununry 1. He has taken a deep In
terest In the automobllo ulTalrs of tho
city, and has been prominently con
nected with all tho motor car events
held hero In recent yearn.
The Commercial Automobile and Sup
Ply Company this week sold Htudebaker
"30 touring cars to Dr. W. II. Wundcr,
II. C. Kastcrday, C. M. Ramlett and
.. D. lllHcklstone, and a Studebaker
"20" delivery wagon to (leorgo M. Oys
ter. It. f". Smith, president of tho Overland-Washington
Motor Company, re
turned yesterday from n visit to tho
Overland fuctnrv In Toledo, Ohio. Ho
arranged for a large shipment of Over
land cars, which will be received within
the next few days.
"ltunnlng motor trucks at high speed
wears them out much more rapidly than
overloading or running them twenty
four hourn a day," nays a well-posted
motor truck salesman.
"It Is not surprising to me that motor
trucks go to ruin ns fast as they do
for they are not built to bo driven at
the speed of a touring car, nnd tho
avorugo truck drlvor Is Just as crazy
nbout speed as is the motor car tester,
They ull seen to have a mania for
getting over tho ground as fast ns
they enn, and owners of trucks may
have encouraged this desire for spevd
by urging their drivers on to making
trips In record time.
"Thev nre as much to blame ns the
drivers, and when their trucks begin
to show Mgns of wear they blamo tho
manufacturer, who has undoubtedly
built tho best truck he knows how.
"I have watched trucks speeding over
thn rough streets In a number of cities
und I am glad to see a number of the
builders are now untrtg a device to limit
the speed. It Is known as an auto
matic governor and engineers as well
as buyers agrn that It In going to do
an buyers agree that It 1 going to do
trucks than any other one detail. I
"These governors of tho speed are
so designed that the owner can limit
the miles ner hour tn whatever SDCod
ha desires und then lock the governor
at that point. Many makers advlsu set
ting It at twelvo mites an hour. This
speed muy seem a little slow, but not
when one considers that a load from
one to five tons Is being hauled over
various sorts of streets nnd roads.
Keeping tho speed down to a twelve
mile limit menns that the truck will
always be In servleo unless accidents
put It out of commission,
"This constant service Idea should ap
peal to the prospective buyer and truck
user mucn stronger xnan tne extra
tin te or four miles an hour. It Insures
the man who owns the truck nirulnnt
I Its destruction by heedless and speed
1 loving drivers."
OVERLAND MODEL 69T XjH
30 Horsepower
Self-Starter
5-Passenger
Center Control
Nickel Trimmings
1010
Completely
Equipped
Overland-Washington Motor Co.
R. C. SMITH, President
Phone Main 6916 829 14th St. N. W.
,,. ' "
l tic iy
fate Gianf
SERVICE DEPARTMENT
Is ready at all times, day and night, to co-operate with
owners of Little Giant Trucks in maintaining their high
efficiency and well-known leadership among light de
livery wagons.
Only trained mechanics who have a thorough
knowledge of the mechanism of the motor truck arc
employed by us.
Repairs of.any kind will be made promptly. No long
waiting until we send away to mend broken parts. Vc
have new parts right here.
All disputes of any nature can be settled locally.
Our service to Little Giant .owners is the most per
fect that can be offered. ,We invite a thorough investi
gation by every prospective purchaser of a motor truck.
Remember there are 25 million dollars back of the
Little Giant.
No expense has been spared to make this the log
ical truck to solve your hauling f roblems.
Strong Durable Economical
Immediate delivery of standard cars,
PHONE OR WRITE FOR CATALOG.
Motor Truck Corporation
1319 H St N. W. Phone Main 3047.
Our Service Dept. Always Insures You of
100 Per Cent Service.
A Bulldog Grip
Now the Favorite Winter Tire
Here is the tread which has come to outsell every other
form of non-skid.
It comes on a tire which also outsells every other tire in
existence.
Think what a combination No-Rim-Cut tires with this
Goodyear Non-Skid tread.
Any man who sees them is bound to say, "That's the
winter tire for me."
All Objections Ended
Uarly non-sklii treads wero
muds of soft rubber. The pro
jections wero too short-lived.
Others Involved both metal and
rubber material that nover com
bine. And all, until this one, put too
much strain on the fabric be
cause the strain wasn't distribut
ed. That's why men have used the
Inconvenient, costly and ruinous
chains.
Now We have This
Now we have this thick extiu
tread, vulcunlzed on to tho rtKU
lnr. Ro ou i;ct the endurance
of a doubln-thlclc tread.
This extra tread Is of very
touRii rubber, bo the non-skid
feature, lasts,
Tho blocks are deep-cut. They
present to tho road surfaco
countless edges and angles. They
Brasp the road or pavement with
u hulldng srtp.
Kach of thote blocks widens
out at the base, so the strain Is
distributed ovit the fabric Just
uh wjth smootli-trcad tires.
So wc offer you now an en
during, efficient, an ideal non
skid tread. One dance will show
you that no other dovlco com
pares with It.
.Motor-car owners havo tested
out over 200,00ii of these treads.
As a result, the demand todav
Ih eiioriiiouH. And this winter
will trt'hlo It. urobably.
Come see what It means to
havo oversize tires, tires that
can't rlm-cut and tires that can't
skid.
The Gooilyrar Tire Hook based
n 13 years ot tire making la
filled frith facta you should
knoiT, Aak u to mall It to you.
-HHH--H:r-l-H-l-;-H-i-HM
GoovMm
AKUON, OMIO
No-Rim-Cut Tires
With or Without Non.Sktd TraJ$
THE GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER CO., Akron, Ohio.
This Company ! no connection nbateer nl(h any other rubber
concern which uses the Goottvar name
Washington Branch, 1016 14th St. N. W.
Phone Main 1303-1STU
SIXTY 1913 Buick Cars have been delivered already
tlirdtrgh the local branch. On account of rush of orders:
for immediate delivery we will be unable to exhibit any
cars at our showroom for quite a while. In order that
the Public may inspect these cars we will, during Thanks
giving Week, suspend deliveries and exhibit a full line of
the 1913 Buick Touring Cars and Roadsters.
BUICK MOTOR COMPANY
Factory Branch.'
Salesroom,
Conn. Ave. at L St.
Office and Service Dept,
1139 17th St.
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AUTOMOBILES
BAKER ELKGTRIC
TUG COOK STODDARD CO..
UIS.40 CONN. AVE. N. tf. PHONE N. TUa
CADILLAC
AUTOS FOR HIRE
FIVE-rASSEXOER AUTOS. 12 an hour;
econthand autos for sale. Lincoln 2SC3.
BTEAU AUTO SHOP, 01 N. J. ave. N. W.
MOTORCYCLES
IYn SALE Oierland runabout equlapel
with nuw tlrei, looks and runs like new
cor; a!o Overland dellvtry in rood runnlnc
condition, inuit eel! either ene.
A. V. FELKA. 6i!6 Oeorgia ave. ..
FOR HALE Threo Dart delivery care In fine
condition; 1,000 lba capacity; one llulck
delivery wagon, in good condition; ull! dem
onstrate CONCJREiJBIONAL OARAGE. M8
Ta ave. a. c.
AUTO TOPS
MUTUAL AUTO TOPS REPAIRINO.
Auto and Carriage Trimming. Tope and Blip
revere Repairing of all klnde Leather work
a Bpeolaltr, Reasonable Prlree.
u mil sr. n. w., raoNB u, isi.
WORLD'S RECORD BROKEN, Oct. SO. at
Ixia Angrlee, Col. Call and n tho little
wonder that paeaea them all on the road,
rrducea hllla to level Kround. Phone for de
inuiwtratlon MT. I'LUAtfANT MOTOR
CVCLE CO., 3207 Hth at. Phona Col. liS.
CLEAHINO UP Of ALL SECOND-HAND
MACHINES. NOW la the time to get a
good MACHINE at a cheap prtco. ltl Ex
teleior now on aale. HAVERt'ORD CYCLE
CO., 427 10th at. N. V.
3 RI.'ADINa STANDARDS, I Indian. 1 Yalo,
Hume real bargains.
T. N. ML'DD JR., Inc., KM N. V. at.
BECOND UAN'U MOTORCYCLES.
A PEW CIUARANTEED 8UOHTLT USED
MACHINES LEFT WHICH CAN DO
UOUGUT AT DAROAINS.
CASH OR PAYMENTS.
UEllllYUAN WI.UAMS.
Main 4111. n: tm at. N, VT.
Automobiles Often Burn
The very stuff that makes the wheels go 'round
GASOLINE is inflammable and dangerous, making an
automobile risky property. If you have a car which is
UNINSURED, you are practically playing with fate. Let
us insure your car for you, and do it right now. We will
protect your car from loss by fire anywhere in the United
States and Canada. The cost is only
$12 a Year for Each $1,000 Insurance
A dollar a month and this price is much lower than you
can get elsewhere. The Commercial is the biggest fire in
surance company in the District of Columbia, but quotes
the littlest rates for automobile insurance. Call on us,
write us, or telephone us, and we will be right on the job
with the best insurance that you can put on your car.
Commercial
Insurance Co.,
Southern Building Telephone Main 6475
PAID-UP CAPITAL $300,000
ASSETS $500,000
OFFICERS;
Robt. N, Harper. Chairman Finance Committee. I
Robert R. Tuttle, President.
Hon. Ashlev M. Gould. 1st Vice President. Paul F f!mv Qrerntnrv
Frederick S. Dudley, 2d Vice President. johr McKee, Assistant Secretary.
Charles F. Carusi, General Counsel.
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