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Gov. Ritchie and Other Mary-;
land Officials Announce Stand :
In D. C. Negotiations.
Maryland officiul? are powc-rks?
to enter into any neaottauuns for
reciprocity with tin? District of Co
lumbia ?ave through the establish
ment of a gasoline tax in Ihe Dis
trlet, according to a Statement made
yesterday by John N. Maritali,
chairman of the Maryland Siate
highway commission, to officials of
the American Automobile Associa- I
Mr. Mackall explained that the!
Maryland legislature had pasead u
law authorizi-.g the governor of
Maryland to negotiate for reciprocity)
between the District ami Maryland ?
January I, 1924, provided the Dis- !
trict would pass a gasoline tax be
fore that time.
Any other method, he said, would ,
delay reciprocity for still another
year aa the Maryland legislature ?
doe? not meet again until June 1, |
1924, by which Mm? ?11 moo- ?? .f'
the District of Columbia would have
purchased Maryland tags.
"We have been working for reel? I
proclty between the District andl
Maryland for many years." said ?. ?
O. Eldridge, executive chairman of
the ?. ?. ?., yesterday,' "and
naturally were greatly interested In
published reports that Maryland of
ficial? had deoi<l??d to abandon all
opposition to reciprocity with the
District and make It an accomplished
Act In the near future.
"However, when we called up I
I Parts For I
33 ?"? ?
I Automobiles 1
? Axles, drive ?haft?, ring 5? ?
y?? and pinion gear?, cylinder ?jSI
23 head gasket?, silent run p^
?? ning timing gear?, for til ^S
33 makes and model cars. SS
55 8prings furnished and i:i- s:
55 ?tailed while you wait. ~^2
jj Carey A. Da ? s i
?| 486 La. Ave. N. W. 5=
??? Phone Franklin 252c ??
Factory in Toledo
Spark Plugs Daily
On Present Schedule 271 Every
Minute Are Turned Out by
The factory of the Champion
Spark i'iug Company, at Toledo, is
laid to be the largest In the world
devoted to maklug this Important ar- ;
tide of motor-car equipment.
On its present schedule, th?' Cham- :
pion Company is making 120,000
spark plugs each working day. which I
means that they are being produced
St the rate of 271 per minute.
It doesn't mean that Champion
pl'ii.s are really turned out in fruit
ttoi A of a second, of course. Act
ually ? acli plug is several day? in
process of manufacture. Hut it does
mean that In IMI the Champion
company made more than 35,000,000
complet?? spark plugs.
John Mackatli chairman of the
Maryland state highway optnmla
ston for infornialion on this sub
ject Mr. Mackall informed us that
he hud just been in communication
with Governor Ritchie and Motor
Vehicle Commissioner Baughman,
and I hat both of them had assured
him that they had no idea of enter
ing into any negotiations for reci
procity save through the medium of
r gas tax in the District of Colum
bia and in accordance with th?? law
to this ? ffect passed by ? he Mary
land lejr.alet.tre. Ho also declared
that, contrary to printed reports, the
Automobil? Club of Maryland w.is
still opposed to reciprocity ?ave
through the medium of a gasoline
tax a d that II. M\ Lucius, secre
tary <>f that organisation, ha?! as
sured him yesterday morning that
he favored reciprocity ?inly if the
District passed a gasoline t?Jt.
"The American Automobile Asso
ciation has tried to amain reci
procity for many years," Mr. ICI
driilge continued, "through hills In
troduced in Congress, and we still
hope to see Congress pass a law
that will give the automobile tag
of any State or Distri??! full recog
nition In any other State or Dis
trict in the 1'nited Stales.
"At the same time we believe
that a tux on gasoline, when In |
?nu of all other taxes, 1? the
fairest method of taxing an auto
mobile and as a vote of our mem
bers in the Disi riet showed a
sentiment approximately ??????? to
MM in favor of such a tax we
have worked to Ininu: about a gaso
line 'ax in Washington.
"We shall ? ??, .?. ie nur effort?
I'o ? nation wile reciprocity, as there
ar?? thirty-four States that ilo not
nan; full reciprocity, bui m he
meantime we believe th? tin
'.in?? lax which will effect a great
axing to motorist? by the elimina
timi of th?? purchase ol Murylund
1UK. is the i|lliekest method by
vhlch reciprocity between th?? !>i?a.
iMt of Columbia anil Maryland can
ne brought about.
Variety of Statutes Makes
. Trouble for Interstate
The I'nlted Stutes Bureau ol
Public llouds is authority for th.
statement that recently a motorist.
In passing through lour States, was
compelled to buy four different seil?
of headlight lcnsc lor hi? car.
ThJ* wus necessary to compi)
whh ihe laws of four individuai
The N. M. A. is making un in
vestlgatlon of this problem for the
purpose of recommending a solution
for adoption by the respective States
that will be uniform m all of its
In a, statement on this subject.
Secretary Caloy, of the ?. ?. ?.,
says th|vt "what Is fish in one State
should not he fowl in another State."
Many of the State statutes
throughout the country carry pro
visions that were promoted by the
lens und electric corporations on
which they have "waxed fat," and
all at the expense of the motoring
The latest imposition on the
gullible motorist was by Massa
chusetts In the form of a tail light
A searchlight on a fast traveling
vehicle, going twenty-five miles an
hour or more on a public highway,
would not enable one to read the
numbers correctly In such tt short
space Of time that it takes a travel
ing car to flash by. If you cannot
read the number on a fast-moving
vehicle during ihe da/ time, then
all the special lights in. under, or
around a registration plate will not
show up the number unless the num
ber Itself is of a distinctive and
We all ItnOW that there is peed
for regulation of headlights and
spotlights and that they will not
present any unnecessary glare when
passing other vehicles. However,
this I? not the last solution of anti
glare as street and highway grades
?hange the focus or alignment of the
light, and there is not a State that
does not have highway grades of
one degree or another.
The engineer? of the country will
be asked to go into ? more Intensive
study of this problem so that the
headlight nuisance can ??? regulated
by "fool-proof measures."
Piston "Freezes" When
It Lacks Lubrication
"Freezing" is a term applied to
what happens to the piston if the
cylinder is not cooled. It is as
liable to happen In Summer as in
winter. The piston, due to lack of I
lubrication, expands to such a I
point that It has much friction In
the cylinder, and. on account of the
high temperatili? becomes fasi, ol
ia said to "frees?."
rjERE'S a novel and attractive show window arranged by the Olds
t?. mobile Sales Company, at 1016 Connecticut avenue. The Christ
mas scheme is well carried out and the beauty of the scene has excited
This window is one of. the leading displays in the Oldsmobile window
\decoration contest for all Oldsmobile firms in the United States.
EXTRA TANK IS GOOD
PLAN FOR LONG TOUR
A tourist who was anxious to make
good time over a county not too
plentifully supplied with filling Sta
tions installed a second fuel tank in
ihe rear of his car This second
tank, salvaged frolli a Wrecked car,
was of ?tandard type ami was
mounted on two HtOUl brackets,
?Clewed to the rear seat frame.
Strap irons Were placed about the
tank and also secured, and lb.? vent
on the underside was provided with
in extension pitie ami a valve which
could be padlocked.
1'nder ordinary driving conditions
the second tank was kepi emptv, but
ai certain lime? this, too. was rilled.
When the lower tank bad bei ? drain
ed .md 'lore w;is no tilling station
handy, a short length of rubber hose
was ?llp|ied over tin- valve nozzle
of the upper tank and tlu? end in
Serted into the mouth of (he lower.
< (imparativi- Insu? anee Hales.
Motor Vehicle acini, ni ln-tirat.i ??
rates are higher :n New York city
than anywhere . |se in Ih?? World
? New Automobile Invention.
Au automobil?', callable of Innig
operated by a legless man. bus
hei-n invented by Arthur M. Van
Hensselaer. of New York city. The
machine l? a motor-propelled, three
wheel???! vehicle, thirty-two inches
wide and seventy-six inches lon^t,
carrying three persons Th?? con
trol? are entirely hand ?ipi rated.
Many Motorists Visit VeNmraleaw.
During the Yellowstone 1'ark
?? ason recently cloned 14,814 vM?
tors reached the park by motor, as
compared with ?,?? ?.y rail. Nu
fearer than is..its Incornine auto
ptoblle? and motorcycle? passed
through the park gates Kvery
Siale m th?? I'liton Was repi eseiiteil
by those who motori d to tin? park,
Mirrors ????|??????? by Law.
I'll'leen Stale* and lb?? Dixlnct of
Columbia now reunir? nui rois on,
ruoto, trucks. Th?? aiate? Include
California, Dola ware. Indiana i<??
lucky, Mutue. Maryland Massa
? In,.-? ?iv Mu h'.;:ati Mlsnourl, New
J? ?l'V, New York, I ' "tis\ l\. li,a .
Vermont and Wasiiinuton
INNER TUBE USED
FOR ODD SERVICE
? nexpected failure of the hose con
nection between the top of the en?
gine and the radiator Is likely la Oc
cur when water is most needed?when
navigating unspeakably rough fads,
for instance?and It is well io have
ihe mean? ai baud to make an emer
gi ncy repair. When llie accident
Happened to me I cut a section of i
Inner tube to replace th? worn-out|
'...s nnd despite ihe excessive It-1
:.In of the tube made a Ugh ' I- ?
?.? ion, ?ays :? writer ri Mn'n1 Th'* I
waa ncconiplished by folding the ends
Ol . ' Till, I?;?? ,?. ., Ill nil In ci,|||.
pieseing the rubber op itself, but
providing a I hick cushion .t the
,? ? ? s where the hose clamps Itelong,
t.oHt Italian Highway I'l.inned.
Ital ? is planning lor Ih? ? <n
st tuet ion of a giant highway be
IwVen Milan and the liaban lake
d.strut for the exclusive us?- of
? : s iiger nutomobtles and busoos
The road Is to lie completili In
:ASTEf1 THAN WATCH
Debate on Mechanical Merits
Brings Out New Way
l\ Inch Is more marvelous from a :
? < Ii.mica! standpoint, a watch or
? automobile? This question was
lie subject of an Interesting discus
soti the other day in the office of
oberi ?. .lack, chief engin? er of
he Olds Motor Works, Lansing,
Mich. The debates, all attached to
:he engineering staff, naturally
"?ought is and figuro? rO
prove their esportiva contentions.
Those wi, championed the ennss
?f the watch got out their pencils
md figured that a watch ticks sixty
limes a minute, 3,(100 times in on??
hour, ?6.400 times In on?? day, 31.
",36.000 times a year and 630,7.(1.000
limes in twenty years.
Those who were for the motor car
dunned that a watch did a won
derful Job of work and were a bit
skeptical about proving their point
until they began to figure what the
tildsmoblle Klght has Just done tin
a 50,000 mile tour for the Krlnt
Motor Car Company, of Milwaukee,
in "ticking" a record.
They too got busy with pencils
with this result: While the car is
traveling one mile, the engine turns
over 3.213 titn-s. There are 12.852
separate explosions taking place
while the car is traveling this dis
tance. Carrying out this line of
?bought a ? little iarther it was
?roved that one explosion takes
line? for each five inches of car
.?uvei and by the time ibe car has
? ompleted Its 50,000 mile Journey
there will have lieen 642.600(100 ex
plosions in the engine.
"In other word." says Mi. Jack,
"since this car was driven ihe en
tire 50.000 mile? in seven montili
there wore more explosions in lli
engine in that time than a watch
tick? m twenty year?. This muy ??
a crude way of putting the case ol
the automobile lor endurance, but
It Is comparable at loast with a
mechanism familiar to almost every
one. The comparison is all the more
startling when one considers that
every explosion in tue ?ldMiioblle
? ngine r. presents an Instantaneous
explosive pressure of approximately
BUS pounds per square inch."
To Ride Easier, Hit
Bumps with Clutch Out
Throw out Ihe clutch when aliout
lo go over a bump in the road It
is surpris.tig how much lasier the
car ridi s whin this Is don?. The
cor merely coast? over instead of
being driven, and so the shack is
reduced If I here IS limili, it is
\.??? 10 approach such obstruction?
at an angle; then only one wheel
strikes it at a time, and the shock
is still t'irther reduced,
Internal Revenue Bureau Holds
Tags Are Not Considered
Emblem? d?signed to be attached
to automobiles to show mcinhci
shii) in automobile clubs and asso
??iations are no longer Hiibicet to
a Federal excise tax. accordine to
a ruling by the Internal Revenu?
I Bureau. The auentloti of ^he ,
In?.? of this tnx was raised by in.
| legislative board of Ihe Nation:
Under regulation? ? '
'the purpose of interpreting section
?M of th?? Revenue Acts Of ItU
and IMli the radiator *mbl?m ?rus
held to fall within the categor)
of an automobile ucci ss'irv or nari
The request which brought about
the amendment to Ih* regulation?
was submitted ?everal weeks aro
! to Deputy Commissionar a. G
Holden in chart!?' of sales tax. li
was supplemented by a brief which
emphasized the points brought out
in the oral argument as io why
: the emblem was Improperly class
These arguments were fully ?us
tained in a communication from
Deputy Commissioner Holden, in
which he says:
"You are advised that this of
| fice now holds that emblems, de
1 signed to be attached to automo
biles to show membership in auto
mobil?? clubs, associations, etc., are
not considered automobile acces
sories or parts and are not ?ubjffl
to lax under section MM) of the
Revenue Acts of 1018 and 1S21."
The Automatic Radiator
Indispensable in Winter
The? "UINTKKKKONT'? <om
?-|?.**?> ????*?? a ih ? 11 m ti-? tm tin
Kitt.iittor \% 1.1!?? It U rolil. hut
?inten ?ti ti ail * OIH'Hs a t l ?? ? l.iil'-ili.r
? i'Mi|ifi ut n : ? t'H* i'ii - -'"! I ? " Ia.
Mi ut - out the ? ohi ? tul hohl*? th**
uiirnith (?iifs URUSrl r itininr
4'oniliiioii?. ucrli-r hood ?t till tttWM?
\ttiii !:i-il III fill? lllitliltl'
JULLIEN & BARTRAM
'.?II.? Ulli ? .?.?p? 7H4I
Largest Shipment of Automobiles Ever Received Here
Our Second Trainload of Over 350 Cars!
"Just a Real
Delivered in Washington
"FO URS" and "SIXES"
OPEN EVENINGS AND SUNDAYS
"Just a Real
Delivered in Washington
HARPER MOTOR CO.
R. H. HARPER, President
1128-1130 Connecticut Avenue