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1Q THE OGDEN STANPAKD-fcXAMlNLK SUNDAY MOANING, DSCEMPERJIQ
fSrlbifir' The Ogden Standard-Examiner il "I
pPPPl AUTOMOBILE NEWS lPlPl I
ILxpert Compares .
Prices of First j
I Class Gas Buggies
I The cost oT an automobile to tllw
I , owner is the telling price o1 the
wT" less its resale value or exchange val-
I ufl at the time when the owner wishe u
I to dispose of It." says K. T. StronK.
I general sales manager of the Bulck
I Motor Car company. "In other words, j
I 1 It is not the list price f ihr car alone.
I Tin car's value to Someone else at i
I later dale must be considered.
I For example, tako tho cases of
two different automobiles, one listed
M', at $1000 and the other at $900. Sup-
i .so that at tho cud f a sc.ison the
I $1000 car sells tor 90Q atil the 1900
I car sells for only $700. Noting tin
H .imvrcnccs between tho nrwimi in. .-i
H and tho resale prices, it is evident that
H the $1000 car only cost the ownei
H $100, while the cheaper car cost $200.
H And that makes the $1000 car a bet-
H ter Investment.
H "Fori after all. it must be re mem-
H be red that tin- purchase of a motoi
H it- is an investment In personal trans-
H portatlon. Interest or payment on the
H Investment eomes to this owner in th-
H form of service, which is valued In the
H measure of its mmfort. convoninoe
H and reliability In sa inp the owner's
S kTIfiFACTOIU PAYMENTS
H ' Assuming that payments In service
ate satisfactory, the owner has yet to
H j tho same as he does with other buol-
1 j jiess transactions where tho value of
H the principal is llk ly to change. The
-j less a car depreefutes or lowers in
H the estimation of th motoring public,
H ; from the time the owner bottcht it
until the time he sella it. the greater
H i has been the value of its service and
H i ihe less has been the cost of this
H service In actual money.
, The difference between the selltnjt
H ! price and the resale value ..f a motor
H car depends on three factors I. sr
H vlceability of the car. 2. DurttbilU)
H" of the car. 3. 1 eslrablllty of th Cai
1 "It is possible to produce n ear with
j attractive linos and to praise it In
i glOWlng terms of such nature as t'
f Influence som' motorists to becomi
purchasers. Hut when any number of
the cars are in actual operation it does
not take the public long to discover
1 that the merit of the car is confined
solely to Its beaut. When an owner
of a car of this type attempts to re
tell, he finds that the price another
Is willing to pay for it Is ronslderablv .
below the price at which It was origi
Then there are cars that perform,
with satisfaction for o season or two.
but lack the sufficient qualities of
I durability to make them attractive
to other buyers, Consequently the,
exchange value of the car ' Is low. j
uthcr cars may be both serviceable,
and durable, yet because of their size. I
losign. or, perhaps, the absence of an
( (!". ient service organisation to sup
port them, motorists generally do not
! consider them good investments
i When these three factors service-,
ability, durability and desirability, are
. ombined In one car. then that ear
represents an unusual value In motor
transportation. The owner is not only
certain of receiving satisfactory pay
ments in service on his investment,
but he also knows that Vfhen he want.-,
to sell or exchauKC his car. he will
get the price for it that compares fa
vorably with the original cost.
t IREFUL INVESTMENT.
'Just as the man who makes a cars
ful investment in real estate buys
properts In a community where every
I indication points to Increased values,
so does the judicious owner purchase
a car that is constantly Increasing in
the estimation of the public and
w hich, then fore, insures a hlh re-
I sale value.
( In other words, the cautiOOl mo
I torlst who is as prudent in the choice
of bis motor car ns ho is In the selec
tion of any other piece of busln v
i oqulpmdnt, buys an nuipnwsMIe thai
, is .,. . , pted as stands! in motor cai
valued. Ajnl because it Is a standard
! product, he kmjiw that lis resale
lvalue will not deteriorate far below
I its original cost.
rOOSE SPRING CLIPS
The dips which hold the springs to
the axles should be Inspected frequent -.
ly and kepi tight. V loose clip may
i ,i use a -pi no' to brea k easih
A record In assembling an autonio
' bile is claimed by the uutomoblle
school at Camp Tav lor, Texas. Nine
I student soldiers assembled the com
1 plete motor car in 22 minutes.
One nearly new sedan and one touring car for sale by financ
Giving you advantage of payments made on original con
tract. They can be seen at salesrooms of
. LIN DELL AUTO CO.
2322 Washmgto i Avenue Ogden
MAKES FORTY 1
Henry Ford Suffers Loss on
Autos But Makes It Up
HenrT Ford has found a way to
stnUe i profitable balance. Hi pe
rcent readjustment of prices on the
Ford line is shown to have entailed
I hi m a lOSS o'l nel on each machine
I that the Ford Motors Co. Is now pro
ducing, but his service department
production Is based on a requirement
of Ho for replacement parts from
each Ford car now tunning. Further;
there ban b en and will be no reduction
In the prb e of replacement pan-. Thui
in stimulating the i. vs on first sales,
, he enlarges the marhct for later pro
fits. These facts were made plain in
statements by Ford executives before
a gathering of I'ord dealers from the
Carolina! and Virgins, gathered lasl
week at Charlotte, N .. and Indlca
Live of methods bj Which the Ford
jcompnny Is acquainting Its trade of the
Impetus to buslnc-.s which ttlQ FCCenl
I !. ... ,lnst inr.l In furnish
ii ac-vui TTtao w v .v. -
insi s 20 EACH
That each car now being turned out
Is sold at a loss of $20 to the Ford
company was proclaimed by W. A
Ryan, who as manager of al-s for 'he
company, naturally one of the
hading speakers on the program. The
companv is now producing 4.000 cars
dally paid Ryan, lenving It to hia audi
tors to figure nut that this means a
loss of fSO.tOb dally. Much of hid
no -sage cenci i ncil some exceedingly
timely advise to dealers about IhS
value of being careful In the way that
tne. nancne usen cars. a i 1 1' o i.i i
since the slump in used car values,
that has be-Mi Induced by lower prb'
'on some new ones.
But It was from lv P. Hobart. serv-,
Ice manager of the Ford organization
that the trade learned of the silver
lining to the Ford cloud, ilobart told,
his audience that Ford is making!
V6S, 000,000 worth of parts every year
for distribution through 'hat end of
lh. business. This, be said, was based i
on a.i averagfl figure of $40 per car,
'therein establishing the rate at Which
it is figured Kord oaM are expected!
I to wear out every year. Incidentally.!
some of the more statistical In the
trade lost little time In figuring from
the amounts gUen thai 1.125,000'
Ford cars are now in commission must
he 1 lie basis for the reckoning,
r 11 i s II m.i i
There will he no reduction in the
j price of partr, Hobart said, tncceascd
freight rates and increased costs of
production make this Impossible, un-,
1 less as In the case of the complete
vehicle. Ford is prepared t stand 1
definite ratio of loss on each pan. By
producing Its replacement parts In the
lemilar line of manufacture. Hobart
reminded the dealers, the company al
ready Is able to keep Its costs low; and :
they get the benefit of this The preo-J
lent low-red price on the Ford car,
even with its attendant loss. Hobart1
explained, was dec Me.i as preferable to
Jibe greater loss ihat would have fol
lowed a curtailed rate of production.
1 r the new ear. concerning which
the trade has heard but Vaguely, Ho
jbart added little of Information beyond
ithe limits of trade surmise. The new
'car will not be offered. Bobarl explain
jod. until space shall be found for Its
An anti-freczj? solution that can well
'be prepared by the car owner at home,
consists of 15 per cent alcohol. 15 Prr
Cent glyeerlne and To per cent water,
jit is claimed that this mixture will not
l freeze until the thermometer reaches
5 degrees below ze.ro, which is below
(the eoldest temperature of most parts
jof the COUntT)
j In Chicago, the customers buying
electric power ami light are Increasing
lot the rate of 30.000 to 40, mm ., yen.
The right way to USe the engine
as u brake is to shut It off and leave
the gears In mesh so that the wheels
drive the engine against the compres
sion In tho cylindess lie s ire that
the throttle Is closed
The reason why the oil In the crank
case should be changed after even
500 miles Is given by the makers of
the Cleveland car. They say the poor
grade of gasoline now used cannot
thoroughly vaporise, With the result
'that part of it works down pasl the
pistons into the CTftnkcase, This oil
With the heated oil In the crankease
foimf principally sulphuric acid which
attacks all workings parts of the mo-
, tor For this reason, the crankease
should be drained often and new oil
Dirt or grit working lis wax into
iho fabrh brake lining causes the
brako to squeak. To clean out this
grit, a small amount of rosin and cas
tor oil mixed Into a plastic condition
land applied to the brake bands will
If the accelerator pedul Is pressed
too suddenly 'he engine sometimes
Stalls. This Is because the aid valve
'yields readily to the Increased suc
tion, giving a siidde,, rush of Mr 1..-.
fore enough gasoline can be fed To
avoid this the throttle should be
; opened gradually.
BVer) vessel has what is exiled bST
economn nl speed. It Is the one
which she can keep up dally with tho
igreatOSt efficiency of the engines ami
bast expenditure of coal. To double
this Speed requires four tinus the coal
Consumption. This also applies to au
tomobiles. The economical speed IB
the moi efficient.
llh all sorts of stories of privation'
ami disease coming ironi the (Euro
pean Central states, it Is worth; 01 nobv
that an automobile show was held In j
July in 1 'zecho-Slovaka Somebody Is
Road building in the south has be n
held up considerably due to the short-'
age 01 gondolas and flat cars fill the'
railroads, tor bringing in gravel, .sand
and shells. QppdOlfl ears have been,
sent to coal mines to avert coal short
age this winter.
Shortage of draft animals necessary
for cultivation of the crops In lh
Philippines has caused an increased
demand from the pilai ds for American
tractors. DurUig the last 12 months
more than SOU tractors of various
typtBS were sent to the Islands.
There will be nearly 400 exhibitors
of moto.- cars and motor accessories
at the twenty-first annual auto show
in New York. .Ian. 8 to 15 f these,
'here will be &7 makes of automobiles,
each displaying several models At the
first New fork auto show Nov. 3.
1900, theer were In all C6 exhibitors.
Carrying a weapon In the side
pooKetS, under the seat Or any other
place of concealment In automobiles
Ox OtHer Vehiolei IS a violation of Un
law against carrying concealed weap
ons. So ruled the .Missouri supreme
court In a recent case
Tests made bj the U. S. Bureau of
Mines show that most carburetors were
Improperly adjusted and thut on most
Cars too rich a mixture Is Used. The
result is that 30 per cent of the fuel
he.d coes into the exhaust in the form
of uubui ned gases.
A new law in J'eru requires all
males from 18 to 60 to work on the
highways three days a vear or pa) for
labor hire for the three daya From
this law, It Is estimated some $2.5mi.
000 will be raised annually, and good
y. ols w ill 1 esult.
J A storase battery shunting loco
I motive or switch engine is being used
' in England,
TO CITlflS TOLD
Automobile Now Regarded As
Mainspring for Commun
J "Not everybody reall7.es the f.tr-
' reaching community value of a good
automobile dealer to R town" iaj
Frank Browning, In discussing the
I stat us of the present day automo-'
; bilo merchant.
"Let us assume that for one day,
not a single automobile in Ogdcn
'would run There would lie broken
appointments, delayed deals, irains,
i would bo ollsserd, deliveries incom
pleted, the whole social and commer
cial life of the community would be
"Do you know that it WOUld !:;(je
at least a week to do the business
now done In a day. If tho automobile
ware suddenly taken out of active 1
"A very larco percentage of the,
automobiles running around here are I
! fit to un only because some conscl-
entlOUS dealer r,i es them the neces
, sarj attention.
"This co-operation bet wren the car ,
owner and dealer tlgUreg large in the ;
community life, am! lays upon any I
auto dealer a responsibility for pub-
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Barred in U. S. I
By Auto Dealers I
Selling an automobile to a minor;
Is a matter fraught with peril to the
dealer. This rule of law. so well
known In general commercial transac
lions seems now and then to rise up
and ,r'l' some automobile dealer who
apparently never has heard of It And
yet, the rule Is almost unlvcrsal
througout tin- English-speaking peo
ples of the earth that one deals with
an Infant at his ncrll.
For the contract of an infant (and
one must consult the statutes and the,
common law of his own stale to h i."
at what age Infancy end: 1, is void'
abl at the option of the infant, either
during his infancy or within S rea
sonable time after he attains h:s ma
jority What la a "reasonable time",
after majority Is a fact to be decided,
by the circumstances of the paso.
MA R1 LING
This rule Is one adopted as a part!
of the board public policy. As thoi
InftiQt Is deemed incapable of tha'J
mature judgment which the adult is
presumed to have, 11 was early found
necessary in the Encllsh law to throw
around him the protection of tht.
courts. Through successive yedrs and
instances a great mass of law has
built up which Is already st.u d
lie service thai makes his establish
ment and personal responsibility of
vital value to tho town.'"
b hi n in of..,.- enuncl-
That Is Virtually the rule through- BJJ
out the forty-eight states of the H
Mner.can union and automobllo deal- BH
erv. handling an article or mcrclun- BH
disc that has a sale price average 01 JH
morn than $1000 can well afford to SH
go slow In their dealings with minors. BJH
In the case of an adult purchasing
an artieb- from an Infant, which sale BJH
tho infant later disavows, it Is not SH
even necessary, in some of the Juris- JH
dictions, for the infant to restore tho BJH
consideration for the deal. Thus one
tio return ol '.n
animal would not he compelled to re- tM
. tore the consideration If In the mean
time he hid spent the money re-
Some of the courts have held that
himust restore the consideration if fJBJJ
has remaining, but if he has lost It or J
ijquandi red It, he maj still old his M
mtract without the m
imn te 1 in- deal, has rep- .IJL ,
resented himself as being of legal age
and the courts have been .asked to de
clde whether by such representation
BtOppi .1 hi. 11' If
from setting up infancy as a defense. H
1ERE is the distinguished, eight-cylinder, f ive-passcnger Oldsmobile "Pacemaker," purchased by Mr.
T. Ben Meldrum, of the T Ben Meldrum Company, Inc., local advertising firm, from the Og.-Jsn Olds-
mobils Co., 212', Washington Avenue. An appreciation of cor, :ar values deicrmincd Mr. Mel- sj
drum's choice of a new car, baced on power, speed, style, mechanical excellence and all around depend- HLn
. . - j BJBJI
I jrA NEW INDUSTRY FGi':"OG: jKti 3 I
j NO BLOWOUTS - - M
n NO RIM CUTS Another industry which promise much for Ogden is the plant for the manufacture of punctureproof inner tires for automobiles. The H
I ':- I no fi AT TIRES factory was induced to locate here due to our superior railroad facilities, and without delay purchased a factory site with trackage in the
l m NO i-la railroad district near the Sperry Mills. It has already completed a brick building thereon, withe a large basement particularly adapted for I
j no ROAD storing big quantities of raw rubber. The machinery, which is very complicated, was expressly manufactured for the Ogden plant at Erie, I
I 1 DELAYS Pennsylvania, and although a rush order was given last May, it has just commenced to arrive and is being rapidly installed.
I The company is the exclusive manufacturer for Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Wyoming and other states, of the celebrated Aero Cushion inner
I tire, under a scientific process (protected by U S. Patent), containing forty per cent air and sixty per cent pure para rubber. The Aero
J , Cushion inner tires are made to fit into any size of an outer casing. They are in one piece, contain myriad air cells, resembling a sponge,
I INSTEAD an(j are resilient as air. They float in water. They are guaranteed to be puncture and blowoutproof, and at the same time increase the mile- tj
I age of casings seventy-five per cent and mure. They will last the life of an automobile. When the casing is worn out the Aero Cushion I I
I nnuni r is transferred to the new casing ready for renewed use. They are not an experiment, but a proven success by three years of satisfactory
j U nil RLE service. Many arc in use in Ogden and Salt Lake City.
' In California, where they originated, the demand has grown by leaps and bounds. The factory at San Jose is unable to supply the
J AllirAPC demand. Additional factories are now building at Saginaw, Michigan, and Wingham, Ontario.
I mlLLnut The Ogden company has been organized and is managed by local men who who are pushing to completion the factory at the earliest I J
H 1 possible time. Already hundreds of orders are waiting the output of the local plant.
! H AND Spencer has been secured as local manager, and is busy installing the machinery and getting the factory ready for operation.
H II "Watch Us Grow" I I
I Temper PRICES AND FULL PARTICULARS FREE. SEND US YOUR NAME AND SIZE OF TIRES
I AVES - THE AERO-CUSHION TIRE COMPANY I
-1 Trouble j Factory. Twenty-ninth Street and Union Avenue (Near Sperry Mills) By C. M. HOOVER, President
Downstown Office: 2300 Washington Avenue By FRED J. VICKS, Se8rtaxy-Treasurer