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THE COCONINO SUN
FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 1919? ,
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AUTOMOBILE NEWS I
2,45734 MILES OF ROADS;
6,147,677 AUTOS IN THE U,'S.
If all the automobiles in this coun- Those aie a few of the main reasons
try stood evenly distributed over all, why, fiom the standpoint of self-inter-the
roads of this country, there would . est, the city automobile owner should
be five motor cars to every 2 miles
of road. Anil there arc 12,407,334
miles of public road.
if every motor car in tne unitea
vote for road bond issues
From the standpoint of duty, the
military clement probably takes first
place, when it became necessary two
States were loaded to its limit with I years ago to concentrate great num
people, half the population of the bers of men in cantonments, it was
United States could be hauled at one, found that the roadways connecting
load. And there arc about 110,000,000 . the cantonments with the surrounding
people in this country. cities were in no sense adequate. For
lictung down to boot nceis anu ouu- tne most part new roaas nau to dc
lithic iust to to avoid the vulgar
phase of bedrock and brass tacks
about 87 per cent of all the motor
vehicles in the world are on the roads
of the United States. By estimate,
constructed. There is always the pos
sibility of another such emergency,
and the only means of insuring facile
communication, is by the construction
of surfaced motor roads over which
there were 7,000,000 automobiles in! these trucks can operate
the world on January 1. 1919. By ac
tual county, 6,146,677 of these were in
Whilf tho sneuritv of the nation in
such an'emergency might depend upon
the United States. These motor ve-,good roads for military uses, their
hides paid, in license and other fees, service to the nation would not be
S51.477.416. And this is exclusive ot
the 107,000 motor vehicles manufac
tured for the government.
Each one of those six million one
hundred and odd thousand motor cars,
when it runs on unimproved roads,
confined to military matters, for a
great portion of the time during the
past two years 90 per cent of the
railroad capacity of the countiy was
required for military purposes, me
transportation of food, fuel and the
pays about twice as much for tires and like had to be accomplished largely by
as mucn lor gasoline as means other than rail, borne nani-
when it runs on surfaced roads. And
there are about eight times as many
miles of unimprovetl as or improved
ships were entailed. The motor track,
however, over such roaus as were pas
sable, rendered excellent service.
U. S. TIRE COMPANY
SEES BIG BUSINESS IN
THE FARMING REGIONS
nubile roads in the United States. To . When the present road-buildine nro
be specific, the public roads in the gram is carried out and the total of
United States measure 3,457,334 miles, improved roads is several times larger
of which only 296,290 miles, or about than at present, the service possibili
12 per cent, are surfaced. The rest ties of the motor truck will be corre
are earth roads. i spondingly increased and the safety of
Are the owners of those six million ' the nation and the comfort of the pco-
and odd automobiles interested In the pie more fully insured.
federal aid road-building program ior
1919 ? It is the most stupendous road
building program in the history of the
ExDenditures for road construction
this year arc likely to roach $500,000,-! There was a time in the lean years
000, according to the estimates ot tne of farming when many larmers nan
United States Department of Agricul-; to buy equipment that was poor in
ture, the government agency charged quality because it was cheap. But to
with the administration of the Federal day the farmer has money and is buy
Aid Road Act. Practically all states ing equipment of proved value the
arc planning a continuous system of sort that he has always wanted, be
connecting highways throughout the cause he knew it had the genuine
state, and there is a more general dis- value that made it cheaper in the
position than was ever manifested be-. long run.
fore toward co-operation among neigh- The automobile is today part of the
inrincr stnlps sn thnt imnrovod roads standard cnuiDment of every faim.
will not terminate at state lines. Cars of the best makes dot every coun
try road. The farmer is considered
used to doing things himself, and not
delegating jobs to others; his informa
tion is usually first hand, and he
knows just what he wants.
It is because of the farmers' pros
perity and their determination to get
full value for their money that the
fh.Mn Viv4l aFava n1Istiivn
ment, made an extra appropriation of i by the auto salesman to be a most
4nnnnnvw .- , fnff.v .nnm.i discriminating buyer. He is a man
priation bill to meet the federal part
of the program. Officials of the Bu
reau of Public Roads, United States
Department of Agriculture, point out
that this is the largest appropriation
ever made by any government for a
ab e the7ederal and state govern- Unted States Tire Co. is looking for
ments to carry on a road-building pro-' ward, to an enormous business this
of a magnitude never annroach- J?I the agncu tural sections. Back
ed in the history of the world. This if United Mate .tires nana tne n.gn
work, it is estimated, will employ Kra?,t,on f MHted x "
more than 100.000 men in active ad CosRreat factories - Morgan &
work, in addition to the men engaged' WnG'Hartford, and Re
in the production and furnishing of . vere-whose names have stoot for
nuuMiutidimr materials. It affords one Uly. '." tires .since the earliest days
of tfio large opportunities for profit- ofAe. bicycle
sa,3sereBt for retun,ed "stttssi &
represent a technical excellence anu
craftsmanship that mean long milage
of sturdy service and ability to stand
up under hard service.
It is presumed that every car owner
keeps a little book with records of the
mileage each of his tires have trav
eled, the quantity of gasoline and oil
put in, etc. This is a valuable prac
tice if the owner keeps careful tab-,
on the various records. He knows
which make of tire is giving him the
best service, and if the car begins to
fall off in its mileage per gallon of
gas or oil he can run down the cause
and remedy it.
DONT DO IT
Don't fail to keep your brakes ad
justed. It is more necessary to be
able to stop a car than to start it.
Don't leave the car alone with the
Don't fail to release the hand brake
j before attempting to start.
Dont' attempt to start the engine
unless the spark is retarded and the
I switch key inserted and turned in the
Don't spend a lot of time cranking
.the engine with the starter if it fails
to start after a few tnal3. Look for
the cause of the trouble. Continuous
cranking runs down the battery.
Don't jam the gear shifting lever
from low to reverse, or vice versa,
until the car has come to a dead stop,
and then take your time.
Don't drive fast orapply the brakes
suddenly on wet pavements.
Dont' fail to use plenty of lubricat
ing oil and grease where needed be
foie starting on any trip, and do not
use a cheap grade of oil or grease at
Don't neglect necessary adjustments
and repairs until it is too late and you
are laid up by the roadside.
Don't attempt to run the car n the
Don't race the engine. You can not
abuse the engine worse than by allow
ing it to race at high speed without
Don't start your car with a jerk.
Always engage the clutch gradually,
and see that the car starts off easily.
Don't advance the spark lever when
Don't attempt to shift the gears
without first releasing the clutch.
Don't rush a repair job. Remember,
"What is wqrth doing at all, is worth
Don't fail to examine electrical con
nections, gasoline and oil lines, and
bolts and nuts occasionally, and see
that everything is intact.
Don't neglect your loose connec
tions. It is very easy when washing
a car to disconnect one of the wires.
Don't leave switch key turned in the
switch when the. engine is not running.
This will run down one-half of the
storage battery and will bo liable to
injure the ignition unit. From Bar
ney Oldficld's "Book for the Motorist."
STANLEY'S SUBTERFUGE t,
The program is a continuing one
The recent federal appropriation is for
three years. State, county and local
funds will come largely from bond is
sues. And there is where the b,lX),
000 automobile owners ought to shine
with a tremendous radiance.
Both sensible selfishness and plain
duty call upon the automobile owner
to vote for road bonds. His tire and
fuel costs, as before mentioned, are
cut in half by good roads. More im
portant still, if he be a city man, as
a very large proportion of automobile
owners are, it brings what he cats to
his door at less cost. Good roads have
always meant something in the way of
reducing living costs, but they mean
more now that the motor truck has
como to stay and to expand. One
fnuction of the motor truck is to re
lieve congestion in the neighborhood
of large cities a congestion that has
increased during the past several
years, and that, if it continues, will
tend to run up the cost of living.
Frequently it is desired to use an
ordinary oil filler can with a metal
spout in filling some out of the way
oil hole. By slipping a piece of rub
ber hose over the end of the spout,
almost any location can be reached.
Big doings to liven up the old town
town at Fourth of July celebration.
Auto Painting and
Auto Top Trimming
Old Leader Office I
Corner Beaver and Railroad Ave. I
Possessing an ample- purse of her
own, also a Fun tan conscience. Stan
ley's mother discourages the accept
ance by him of gratuities from adult
friends. How he evaded the spirit if
not the letter of the law is told by
William H. Dimock:
"Sure, I knew the kid's ma doesn't
like folks to slip money to him; but I
also know thanks to a good mem
ory the sweet sense of peace and
prosperity a nickel yields to a boy.
"I almost stepped on the youngster
while steering for a 10 o clock break
fast and shot him to the little place
on the corner for the latest peace con
gress headlines. When he returned
with the paper I noticed his little hand
looked awfully empty; also it had not
been withdrawn. So I slipped a coin
"Stanley's mother later reminded
him he had been admonished never,
never to ask for money for any little
"'But I didn't, mother,' answered
that valiant little George Washington.
I just held out my hand.' "
HIS FIGURES TOO HIGH
They had been engaged a week.
"Do you believe in dreams?" the
young man asked.
"Sure," she replied.
"Well, I had an awful one last night.
I dream of a coffin and "
"Oh, Jim," hc exclaimed, "that's a
sign you are going to be married."
The young man looked at her in be
wilderment. "If that's the case," he responded
gallantly, "I wish I would dream it i
"I think you are mean," she ex
claimed. "I'd like to know what on
earth you would do with a dozen
wives. I bet you couldn't manage one,
A WISE SALESMAN
Mr. Babcock was driving through
the country, trying to buy a mule. He
was directed to a colored man who had
one for sale.
"Do you want to sell a mule?" ask
"Yaas, sah," replied the owner.
"May I ask whar yo' live, sah?"
"What has that got to do with it?"
"Well," explained the negro, "I aint
gwine tor transfer dat mule to nobody
dat lives less dan two hundred miles
away from here. When I sells dat
mule I wants to get rid not only of de
mule, but of all conversation apper
tain' to him."
Come and see us and examine our
prices and the quality of our work.
"I must have 1 million rubles right
away," said the Bolshevist minister of
"You'll have to wait a while," said
the Bolshevist minister of finance.
"What's the trouble?"
"Our press has broken down."
: I care if boots are worth $75 a nair in
Russia. There are no boots in Rus-
' sia he cares to fill, he says.
I I o
I J The Jamestown Optimist says there
i . is many a slip 'twixt the sub and the
AUTO BECOMES MORE AND
MORE A DAILY NECESSITY
In these increasingly busy days the
auto is more and more a daily neces
sity. In business it has become abso
lutely indispensiblc to most people at
some time in the twenty-four hours.
So it is that the more prospect of a
car having to go to the repair shop
is naturally occasion for annoyance,
if not serious inconvenience, because
it means disruption of plans, loss of
time, and frequently loss of good op
portunities, to say nothing of the con
siderable and unnecessary expense.
Economy is now more than ever the
watchword, the touchstone of success
in business. Wherefore it behooves
both owner and driver to be fore
handed in prevention of car deprecia
tion. On the basis that a "stitch in
time saves nine," it always pays to
see that the loose gear is tightened
before real damage can happen. This
is especially the case with the loose
spokes. If a spoke is allowed to con
tinue loose the wheel strain and wear
increases rapidly, until nothing short
of a general overhauling, possibly an
entirely new wheel, is necessary. Then
the car has to go out of commission
and into the repair shop, and a big
bill follows its return.
All this inconvenience and expense
may be easily avoided by the simple
application of a few drops of Spoktitc
around the .hub at the first sign of
The foregoing is but one instance
of many that daily confronts the auto
owner. The moral of it all is: See that
wear and tear is i educed to a mini
mum by constant lookout for the first
sign of derangement, and fix it before
the damage becomes serious.
WOULD .MAKE LONG
In a magazine article by Sir Harry
Johnston is a very remarkable state
ment concerning some of the African
peoples with whom Sir Harrys' offi
cial career has made him familiar.
"The Nilotic race," says the article,
"is remarkable for the disproportion
ately long legs of their men and wom
en. They extend on the eastern side
of the Nile right down into the Ugan
GIDEON AND THE "MIDNIGHTS"
Johnny came home from Sunday
school quite thrilled by the lesson. "It
was all about the Midnights," he said.
"The what?" asked his father.
"The Midnights," repeated the boy.
'Teacher told us how Gideon fought
the Midnights and knocked the day
lights out of 'cm in no time."
HUBBY HEARD, TOO
Mrs. Gilder: "Yes, I had an awful
fright the other night. I heard a loud
noise and got up, and there from un
der" the bed I saw a man's feet stick
out out." '
Visitor: "Meicy! A burglar's feet?"
Mrs. GiIder:""No, my dear, my hus
band's) feet. He had heard the noise
before I did."
$200,000,000 IN AUTO
TAXES PAID THIS YEAR
In 1918 automobile manufacturers
paid a total of $33,000,000 in taxes
to the federal government. In the
same period car owners paid $50,000,
000 in motor registration fees to the
states. Total automobile taxes, in
cluding the personal property, excise,
local charges, etc., for the year are
estimated at $150,000,000. The full
charges will reach $200,000,00 in 1919.
All of these are paid by car owners
in the last analysis, making a total
charge of $25 per car for 1918.
Against this it should be noted that
of the 2,500,000 miles of highway in
the United States, but,6,250 miles are
equal to the demands of heavy traffic
and this mileage is made up of loose,
It would appear from this that the
needs of the car owner have not been
considered in highway construction,
yet his taxes amount to a sum equal
to more than half j of the total road
expenditures in the United States for
any single year. Evidently a national
policy is needed.
SHIPMENT OF TIRES
HELPS SWEDEN OUT
According to their Swedish automo
bile trade journal, "Motor," a ship
ment of only 1,200 automobile tires re
ceived recently at Stockholm, greatly
ameliorated the extreme tire needs
of that countiy by releasing for use
many cars that had been held up for
months, often for the lack of a sin
For the car owner who likes to do
his own repair work here is an inter
esting way to repair a cracked cylin
der: Drill a small hole at each end of
the crack and tap it for a copper plug.
Scrape the surface near the crack un
til the metal is bright. Cover the
crack with soft copper fillings and
melt them in with a blow torch. Use
a flux of rosin dissolved in alcohol.
HELPING ON ROADS
The United States forest service will
engage in a greatly expanded road
construction program this year as a
result of the increased appropriation
made by the last congress.
After driving in wet weather if the
car owner is careful to sponge off the
tires when he returns to the garage
and then wipe them dry, especially
along the beads, he will do much to
prevent the formation of rust. This
advice is particularly applicable dur
ing the spring months of frequent and
Stand at Kahl Drug Company
Day or Night
AN EYE TO BUSINESS
Judge: "You let the burglar go to,
arrest an automobilist?"
Policeman': "Yes; the autoist pays a
fine and adds to the resources of the
state; the burglar goes to prison and
the state has to pay for his keep."
For Sale By
J. W. ROBINSON
P. O. BOX 1083
"Docs Scribbles get any returns
from his poetry." ,
"That's all he does get"
"Were you very sick with the flu,,
"Sick! Sick! Man, Ah was so sick
casualty list for mah name."
DELI0N TIRES AND TUBES
R Un X L D
Northern Arizona Motor Company
I Am The Guy That Put Pleasure
In Automobile Rides
I Make My Home Here
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