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THE WASHINGTON TlMES,' SATURDAY; FEBRUARY i; 1913.
H I OWEN DECLARES
THAT MACHINES ARE
Says Motoring Has Also Proved
of Great Value to Health
CARS IN THE STATES
ARE NEARLY MILLION
Thousands of Workmen, as Well
as Manufacturers, Benefited
by the Industry.
There Is no Industry In a given length
oT time that has done so much for the
education, social uplift, health, business
grid general welfare of the civilized
Vrtrrld as has the automobile. "When It
reconsidered that the motor car indus
trials hardly past Its swaddling clothes
lieriod, no one today can accurately rore
ast what untold blessings the future
has In store for humanity through the
'Vhether a man motors at home or
abroad the educational and other ad
vantages are unexcelled because every
iw object, scene or Idea absorbed Is
presented in Its concrete form. Impres
sions so received are indelible because
natural and pleasing to the mind and
heart when in a most receptive and
" Owen Tells Size.
The vastness of the automobile indus
irvfis outlined Interestingly by R. M.
jtrwen. one of the big men In the indus
try. According to the latest available
statistic on October 1. 1912," said Mr.
Owen, "there were registered In the
Various States a.total of 990.758 pleasure
motor lehlcles. After deducting 15 per.
crtit from this total registration for
cumulative and overlapping registra
tions. Ji Is v& to say that on January
J. 1913, there were approximately S43.0M
pleasure motor cars In use, representing,
at leai.t, a first value of $1.000,OCJ,003.
"This vast amount of money has gone
Into the pay envelopes of at least 100.000
American workmen and to iSS American
manufacturers of pleasure, cars and to
the thousands nf American dealers and
salesmen, the financial and Industrial
advantages of which are inestimable.
Fullv 1.000.000, persons. Including their
wives, children, and descendants, di
rectly and indirectly, are todar benefit
ed by this stupendous showing. And
when we add the vast numbers who are
profitably employed and benefited by
the motor truck division of the auto
mobile Industry, and those who are en
gaged In the allied Industries of motor
car accessories, tires, and parts, the
benefits derived therefrom defy the
wildest imagination. Show me an in
dustry that has brought prosperity,
health, happiness and sunshine to so
t many souls In this land in scarcely
more than a decade.
' ."The jnotor car -has. encouraged out
tfoor life, domestic travel and slght
t seeing In Ameritft. which In turn have
L promoted the buildlnsr of" thousands of
r respectable and popular summer resorts
I anil nflvsdrtf. Inn ttimilirhntlt mir rnnn-
Demand For Roads.
"With the advent of new hotels comes
a new and strenuous demand for new
roads. Today farmers and merchants
everywhere are promoting the good
roads, movement as never before, the
far-rcachnlg benefits of which are In
calculable. The motor car Is the key
that opened the door to our broad and
splendid highways of today, and it is
the key- that shall open a national high
way between the Great Lakes and the
Gulf, and it is the key that shall open
a. national thoroughfare from coast to
"The motor vehicle has stimulated
scientific research. Invention and engi
neering skill and advanced the dial of
progress almost a century. It has en
abled thousands cf physicians to bring
their medical aid and surgical skill to
their patients In one-fourth the time re
quired formerly, and thus dally saving
the lives of hundreds. The physicians
motor- horn Is, therefore, to thousands
a symbol of mercy, while its toot is a
token of rescue.
'Tiifi automobile unquestionably saves
time to the traveling salesman, to the
business man, to the contractor, the
farrnpr the society- and business woman.
and to the busy traveling public The
time thus saved may be employed for
either more business or lor tne culti
vation of the social and domestic pleas
ures and graces, the grand result of
wjiJcM flgures'lareely in theigencral dif
fusion of our national prosperity,
strength, enlightenment, happiness, and
Look at Levers When
Carburetor Goes Wrong
,Jf there is trouble with the engine
-unnlng too fast, or racing when the
throttle Is shut as far as possible, and
tdjustlng the carbureter does no good,
ok to the levers and connections In
ha line froib the quadrant on the dash
Occasionally a repairman will connect
1'icSe levers uo so that the carburetor
fnfl is cither too long or too short, so
that though the throttle lever on the
segment mm be In a fully closed posl
lon. the throttle ma) be nearly "all
-The wne thing may cause "starving"
of the motor.( loss of speed on open
throttle and stopping when It Is halt
rlosed. The gears on the end of the
throttle rod will have to be meshed
Don't Put Spark
Plugs in Too Light
"Don't ecrew the spark plugs into the
cylinder too tight." says Emil Gross
man, a manufacturer of spark plugs.
"They only want to be tight enough to
prevent the leakage of gas. If they
re screwed In too tight It breaks the
porcelain and ends their usefulness."
Guyot Will Drive.
When the entrants in the oOO-milc
race at Indianapolis Memorial
a Day line np before Starter Fred
Wagner, it Is expected the great
JJl French drlror, Gnyot, will be
Id line. He expects to glic
l Tfnlnt. naPnlms n1 til a41ia.
. ! uiiaimu auu . uiui4
.Vmerieiin drircrs a great run
for the big parse.
Appointed Washington Manager
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Who Has Just Been Placed At Head
In Greater Demand
One- of the most marked results of
1913 automobile making Is the Increase
of the six-cylinder car. The number
of "sixes" has Increased until now the
1913 field offers 112 different motors of
six cylinders, whereas there were only
fifty-three s'x-cyllndcr motors on the
market last year.
This Is over 100 per cent increase over
the 1S12 number, of "3lses." These six
es Under cars are the offering of seven-
I entered the six-cylinder field for the
! tlrst time. Jiany oi inu uancia
have built sixes previously nave ut
s'gned new ones which they have added
to their list.
Motz Tire Exhibit
For Automobile Show
The Imperial Motor Company, which
has handled Jlotz tires in this city for
the past two years, has entered Into c
contract with the Motz Tire and Rub
ber Company, of Akron, Ohio, to handle
this make of tire for the next six years.
The company, of which E. A. Garlock is
President, will have a large exhibit of
Motz tires at the automobile show.
Leading makers of electric pleasure
ccrs, who manufacture 93 per cent of
tho electrically-driven automobiles, have
adopted Motz cushion tires as standard
equipment. The makers claim that Motz
tires average more than 10,000 miles.
A Jack f
Apperson Rabbit tars
AT THE AUTOMOBILE SHOW
Model 4-45 Five Passenger Touring
Car. Fully Equipped, Including Elec
tric Starter and Lighting Device ....
Buy the Reliable, Efficient Apperson.
The Appersons were the first builders
of gasoline automobiles in America.
They lead in quality then as now.
Emerson & Orme
1407 H Street
Of Invader Oil Company's
Change Limit of
Working to the betterment, if possible,
of the classic In automobile racing
known as the 500-mile international
sweepstake race, a change has been
made in the limitation of the piston dis
placement. Artier much careful con
sideration, the management of the In
dianapolis motor speedway decided to
make the limit for the piston displace
ment for the third renewal of the cent
430 cubic inches, as against 600 cubic
Inches for the past races. This change.
It is bald, has struck a popular chord
with the automobile manufacturers who
are interested In racing, as its likely
to produce real race cars that are
capable of maintaining speed.
Use Elaborate Crests
On Automobile Doors
The monograms, crests and Initial
letters, now applied so extensively to
the doors of both open and closed cars,
are often works of art At some hlgn
grade automobile factories there aie
men who do .little else but design ar
tistic monograms and fancy letters or.
copy .family coats of arms from em
bossed notepaper for this purpose.
This fashion, inherited from the old
coaching style, has become muhc more
general of late, and ftime of the crests
which owners now have painted on the
doors of their cars are "ery elaborate.
SEE THE FAMOUS
ISN AIO MANAGER
T. E. Tomlinson to Be General
Head of Successors to C. F.
Kellom. of Philadelphia.
Washington friend of Capt. J. T.
Hose will be Interested to learn he has
been appointed manager of the branch
In this city of the Invader Oil Company.
His appointment Is the result of nego
tiations just concluded by T. E. Tomlin
son. one of the first men In the country
to delve deeply Into the development of
special oils for automobile use, whereby
a new corporation has taken over tho
entire business and good will of Charles
F. Kellom & Co.. of Philadelphia, mak
ers of Invader automobile oils. The
new concern will be styled the Invader
Oil Company, and Mr. Tomlinson will
be Its vice president and general man
ager. Charles F. Kellom will be re
tained as president, and the Kellom
manufacturing and selling organization
will remain Intact. The company has
been Incorporated under the laws of
Xew Jersey, with an authorized capital
of $A000. The general offices will be
at SO Broad street. New Tork, but the
factorr-will remain In Philadelphia.
Captain P.ose has been an Important
figure In the oil Industry of Washington
for a number of years. He has aided
materially In Introducing several well
known brands of motor car oils Into
this market, and with the strong com
pany now behind him he Is anticipating
a big volume of business with the new
"In addition to the Kellom sales staff,
Mr. Tomlinson has associated with him
a number of men who were Identified
with him in previous enterprises," said
Mr. Rose. "Tomlinson first engaged In
the oil business several years ago, and
made his mark with Havoltne oil. which
he created. Later he organized the
Wolverine Lubricants Company, which
he also built up to large proportions."
Captain Rose is prominent In cricket
circles, having been captain of ihe
"Washington Cricket Club for several
Sportsmen Use Autocars
For Hunting in Texas
Hunting by automobile has become a
favorite sport en the ranches In Texas.
The Introduction of this modern ve
hicle into the evcry-day life of many
people has broucht about a transforma
tion 1n the methods of hunting as well
as In tho transaction of many lines of
business in which transportation is In
volved. It Is now a common practice for par
tics of sportsmen to take a spin over
the ranch roads into the heart of the
cactus-covered wilderness and return
with a load of game. Distances arc oo
t-asily overcome by the speed of these
cars that the remoteness of the hunt
log ,'grounde no .longer-, is &-factor to
be considered in planning such 'an out-
,n- . t , ,
Theater Ticket Delivery.
A theater In Milwaukee has establish
ed a motorcycle messenger squad for
the delivery or theater tickets.
Tel. M. 7695
MOTOR MAKING IS .
ONLY IN INFANCY
Pioneer Automobile Dealer Declares Past Growth of Industry
Has Been Retarded by Experimentation, and Future
Will Show Even More Marvelous Increase.
"To mv mind the automobile Industry
Is In Its Infancy, and even the most
sanguine expectations of what the com
ing j-ears will hold are bound to be
surpassed by actuality."
In these words one of the pioneer
makers of the country, who ha3 done
much to popularize the motor car,
sums up the automobile situation as It
looks to htm.
"None who have studied the growth
of the automobile Industry can doubt
for a minute but that Its growth has
been more remarkable In many ways
than that of any other industry ot his
tory'." he continued. "In ten yearn the
motor-driven vehicle has developed from
a so-called freak Into one of the most
useful servants of man.
"One should not forget, either, that
this growth has been durlnjr the period
of experimentation and education. The
first motor car was a cruae affair when
judged by present day standards. In
fact, since tho first car was put on
the market refinements and Improve
ments have found their way into tne
product of succeeding years, until to
day the car is. I believe, nearly per
fact "People were inclined to be. much
'from Missouri during the first few
years of the Industry. Kvery time a
car was -sold It was by overcoming
prejudice. Only the very r,ch were
willing and could afford to own a car.
The man with the average Income did
not have the price to risk on some
thing the benefits and keep-up expense
of which existed only In theory and
had yet to be demonstrated.
"With the passing of years cars
have been Improved and their prices
lowered with decreasing costs of oper
ation, allowing-an ever-Increasing num
ber of men to acquire them. Then dif
ferent cars began to have records.
When an agent approached a prospect
and attempted to make, a sale, he no
longer had to confine his talk to what
his company hoped the car would be,
but he could point out Instance after in
stance what the car had actually done,
and was doing.
"This record salesmanship, backed
up by performances, steadily battered
down the Incredulity of the buying pub
lic and convinced them that the motor
car no longer was a dream of an Uto-
filan method of transportation, but that
t was an actual fact.
"Already many of the large companies
have records of achievement to which
thev can point with pride and their
companies' cars are accepted as re
liable: "So it is no longer necessary to convince
a man that a motor vehicle Is prac
ticable. The -whole selling problem to
day is one of the greatest value and
dependability of service for the lowest
price. In the car that combines eTfl
cleny, continued service on the part
of the company and low rjrice the man
of today finds his Ideal vehicle.
"In the years to come there will be
B lu jfes M -5 & 01 fJ AMI M Wt mSSr fefe
no Incredulous persons to convince that
the motor-driven vehicle Is feasible.
From now on the question Is simply one
of quality, service, and price. There
fore, with this unhampered field the
coming years should sec the sales of
the past largely increased.
"As yet, hardly 1 per cent of the
population of the countries that manu
facture the mo3t cars travel in them
despito the' fact that the factories are
each year turning out capacity produc
tions. To the thinking, then. It will
plainly appear" that the motor car has
scarcely commenced Its destined service."
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You Should Know' More
About the STUTZ
OU should go into the vital parts of the STUTZ car and get the facts be-coh-vinced.
Any manufacturer can build a beautifully finished and luxuriously eauiDDed-"
car but the real worth of a car comes in the construction.
The STUTZ is made right from the radiator to the rear axle. Every mechanical
principle of the STUTZ is positively correct. It is made from experience. There are no
fads, no uncertainties, in the STUTZ just sturdy mechanical common sense.
Every ounce of material every detail of workmanship that goes into every
STUTZ car is absolutely the best. That is one of the reasons why the upkeep cost of the-.
STUTZ is the lowest.
The STUTZ has a powerful motor that will pick up on any road or hill af the '
touch of the throttle. It has attained a record second to none for consistent perform
The STUTZ is exceedingly easy-riding and comfortable. . ".
The straight line low-slung body, deep upholstery, and luxurious appointments of
give it that aristocratic design that lends dignity and quality
Six-cylinder, six-passenger Touring Car, $2300
Six-cylinder Roadster, $2250
Four-cylindeT, six-passenger Touring Car, $2050
Four-cylinder, four-passenger Touring Car, $2000
Four-cylinder Roadster, $2000
Space at Show, No. 9
THE MILLER CO., Inc.
1026 Connecticut Ave. N. W.
Dependable .Self-Starter One
Feature Which Manufactur
ers Give Attention.
Recognizing that cars which appeal to
the. woman not only mean added sales
but greatly increased popularity, motor
car builders have left nothing undone to
clinch the approval of women buyers.
That feminine tastes would dominate
certain phases of design was recognized
years ago, but the season of 1913 has
pruuutuu new sui ui luuuiiiuus nacic
low ratetf or, the, reason that
B S OF MOTORS
BID STRONGLY FOR
Compare our. rate with what other companies charge.' In-"
now without delay.
those makers wh.o, would beM. f emliilni
favor wtre obliged to. go Bro4 tNf de
tails of "interior trwKHWnt, for wonsei
who merely" bur and" proVfato greatei
convenience and" comfort" for womet
Undoubtedly the greatest- Singh
achievement aiding women jRotoriau
has beeri the perfection' 'oft fee self,
starting- system In conjunction, with th
left side drive and center control
Without these features a motoring trlj
unaided by manajj almost sure to re
suit in worlc .that ttsis ".not .only dlffl.
cult but undignified, t New, Jidwcver. Ok
woman motorlst-Tsaystop and start af
often as she likes without manual work.
She may.- for example, merely close s
simple switch on the" dash and thi
motor Is started by an efficient and
simple electric motor-generator. In ad
dition, current is supplied for the elec
tric lights, making. It unnecessary foi
the driver to leave trio seat.
Dependable starting Is not the onij
feature which manufacturers are glrlsg
greater attention. The exhibit showt
that manufacturers are not only meet
ing requirements as they are mad
known, but they are anticipating many
small needs that were formerly over
looked In the effort to accomplish thi
Another point showing a study ol
woman's needs while motoring is th
simplicity of adjusting the folding seati
In Inclosed cars. This careful atten
tion to small details renects tne la-
I finite care given to things of greatej
we do nofrpay.-'
to a high-cWss!
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