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GENERAL DRAKE SAYS TRUCK SOLVES H. C. OF L
1 T EUROPEANS
"The business men of the United
States have before them one of the
rreatest and gravest problems of the
ise the herculean task f not only
'eedlng- and clothing- at least one
lalf the population of Europe, but
jroducing and transporting' an end
ss variety of supplies, materials,
J ind equipment necessary to build up
.he millions of acres of devastated
and and the thousands of destroyed
owns," says G. A. Kissel, president
f the Kissel Motor Car Company.
"In short, while in wartime produc
aon was the question of the day, in
eace time distribution Is the prob
em of the day with the motor truck
is the logical solution.
"Transportation delays must be
iliminated shipping- efficiency must
e Increased an endless chain must
onnect the source of demand with
-he source of supply.
"The truck that will give the .owner
3ie results he looks for and which
ire well-balanced power transmis
lion from motor to rear tires, good
serformance ability on levels and
grades and a low fuel consumption
ire the determining factors that have
Need to Know
How to use brakes.
Not to run the engine Idle.
When to use horn or signal.
' What to do when, truck skids.
Proper use of throttle and
How to operate in reverse
That driving- a. truck Is not a
How to extricate & mired
To make replacements on the
How to locate goods at piers
Use of bills of lading, shipping:
To make minor repairs and ad
justments to save labor.
always guided Kissel In producing
"Never before have dependability,
adaptability, and economy of motor
truck transportation become such a
national business necessity as today.
The unusual days ahead make it Im
perative for every business -man,
every manufacturing and industrial
executive, to realize the vital import
ance of choosing adaptable trucks,
trucks that are properly designed,
constructed, and powered to meet his
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CUT LIVING COST
By GEJT. C. B. DRAKE.
(Motor Transport Corps.)
The District of Columbia, situated
as it is In a valley and approached by
good roads with easy grades, Is In
an exceedingly advantageous position
for the use on a broad scale of motor
transportation to bring the products
of farm, garden, and orchard direct
to the consumer of this city.
Rich farm lands, fully as rich as in
any other part of the United States,
wonderfully productive of an almost
endless variety of vegetables, fruits,
grains, and poultry, surround the Dis
trict for some fifty or sixty miles.
These products can be delivered to
this city cheaper and quicker by
motor transportation than by any
other means. It would seem that here
is a. wpnderful opportunity right at
our very doors to start a business of
supplying fresh country produce UN
rect to consumers In this city. The
market is here eager for the goods.
The goods are to be obtained from the
rich farms within easy reach. The
opportunity awaits the man who will
not only "be opening up a virgin field
that cannot fail to be well paying,
but will also be helping to Jolt a few
props from under the structure of the
high cost of living.
Direct to Connmr.
Fresh vegetables and other farm
products subject to rapid deteriora
tion can be more easily and safely
transported by motor truck than by
rail because they do not have to be
handled as much, have less chance to
become heated, and are delivered di
rect to the consumer.
Statistics show that per ton mile
the cost by motor vehicle is loss than
by animal-drawn vehicle and much
less than by rail, when deliveries
to and from the lailroad is
taken Into consideration. Further,
motor vehicles cost less when
not in operation than draft ani
mals, as the only cost of the former
in storage is for the slushing com
pounds necessary to prevent rust and
corrosion, while the cost of main
tenance of the animals remains almost
the same, whether working or at rest
The economic value of the motor
vehicle will force its use upon the
public without the public realizing
the transformation: in fact, this eco
nomic value is already recognized by
the Postofflce Department, which Is
establishing motor post routes In
Array to Aid Farmers.
The army through the motor trans
port corps will and the farmer
through its advisory section in select-
The "yellow chassis"
trucks that serve so well-
Motor Trucks were the strong
right arm of the Army. Now
they shoulder the burden of the
Republics serve faitkfullij in
evenj line of business. There
are over 50;000 in use, and
There s one exactly
suited to your needs
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Here's the Grand Marshal of Big
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A great many motor transportation
companies doing: overland hauling.
I cnpctiau uciween oume oi xne largo
Eastern cities, will either have to
mend their ways or bo out of busi-
, ness, says the Commercial Car Jour
Incidentally, a number of such com
panies have failed within the past'
few months, -not because business in
motor truck hauling' slackened tern-1
porarlly, but mainly on account of
price cutting. Although the return
load idea is blamed partly for this,
the real reason s that too many con
cerns are trying to do business over
the same- route, with the result Unit
here is not enough business to keep
alhof them going. r j
Some of the smaller concerns start-
ed to cut rates, thinking that this
would gef 'them the business. It did,
for a while. Then the. larger com
panies began to cut prices, with the ,
result that now some of these com-j
panies are attempting to haul at
rates which are positively too low,
considering the big overhead they
carry, frobably this condition will,
be the means of quickly stabilizing i
the overland haullnc business, for
the simple, reason that the concerns
GEN. C. B. DRAKE,
Chief of the Motor Transport Corps of the army, and grand
marshal of today's parade.
ing the type of truck best suited for
his purpose. This does not mean thtat
the corps will say what make of truck
tc use, but a 'study of the farmer's
requirements will be made to see what
type of truck is" best suited to handle
his particular product or products.
Thus the corps will suggest that a
one and one-half or two-ton truck is
better suited to handle his work, when
he had been considering a three-ton
truck. Other things than 3ust the
cargo enter 'jnto the selection of a
type, such as the topography of the
section, the length of haul, etc.
The function, of the corps will thus
be of an economic value not only in
the operatlpp'and maintenance of the
vehicle, but in the conservation of the
petroleum products necessary for its
KEY OPERATORS THREATEN
A. F. OF L INTERVENTION
"If Burleson refuses to deal with
us he will come up against the Amer
ican Federation of Labor and then
there wilt be trouble for fair."
This1 was the comment of one of the
striking telegraph operators today,
when informed that the Postmaster
General had issued a statement to
the effect that he would not onl;' not
interfefe In the walkout but would ad
vise companies not to reemploy the
striking keymen. ,
Save -first; pend afterward Bay
W. S. S.
FIGHTS CHASSIS TAX
"Wilt'h the object of securing, a modi
fication of the Treasury Department's
tax ruling classifying a truck chassis
as a part, and subjecting it to an ex
tra 5 per cent levy, the recently or
ganized Motor Truck Manufacturers
Association has a committee at work
which is using every effort to have a
reasonable interpretation put on the
It is pointed out that a big per
centage of the truck output of all
factories is sold in chassis form to
enable owners to have bodies for
special purposes designed and built
to fit special hauling requirements.
The Motor Truck Manufacturers'
Association, which Is understood to
be working Independently of the Na
tional Automobile Chamber o Com
merce, is organized as follows:
President, B. F. Gramm, Gramm
Bernstein Truck Company, Lima,
Ohio; first vice president, J. W.
Stephenson, Indiana Truck Corpora
tion, Marion, Ind.; second vice presi
dent, C. A. Tilt. "Diamond T," and
secretary-treasurer, M. Cook, Service
Truck Company, Wabash, Ind.
persisting in price-cutting will not
It would seem that, under these
conditions, it would be well for these
pompanies to get together and agree
On a price which will produce a fair I
profit. The trouble with some of I
these concerns Is that they are totally '
Ignorant of the expenses and costs of i
oolng business. What they should
do Is to figure out accurately what it
costs them to do business, allow a,
fair profit, and then stick to their i
prices. In no other way can they
hope to survive. I
It would also be well for truck J
dealers to familiarize themselves with
this field so that they will not ag
gravate the condition by selling
prospects that Intend operating over
routes already crowded.
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.. grow better as their
LIKE an artist who paints a picture, or a man
j in business, the Maxwell improves with each
Gradual, almost invisible to the man at the forge
or in the accounting office but certain as the rising
of the sun, there's an improvement well nigh daily.
There have been five years of making this
Maxwell better and better, and the basic design has
never changed once in that time.
At one time the Maxwell was known only as a
hill-climber. Again it gained attention through its
work in rough country. Then it earned a reputa
tion on economy. But gradually it became better
and better spoken of for its enduring, everlasting
That kind of reliability that doesn't burn your
pocketbook with repair bills, that knows no task too
difficult, that never complains of old age, that gives
you about as much trouble as a pair of shoes, that
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the dominating car.
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Maxwell No. 1. No changes in design but many
There's no doubt it's a better car today. Nearly
300,000 of one model has its obvious effects.
More miles fcr gallon
More miles on tires
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1 32 1 1 4th St. N. W. Main 4105