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16 Week-End Edition, April 1-2, 1916.
EL PASO HERALD
CARS 5CARGE BUT SALES BRISK:
IK BUYS UG CAB!
LINE OF COMM
Country Dealers Come Into El Paso and Stock Up
With Accessories; Willif ord is Back Dsguised as
a Cattleman; Grant "Makes Good" in New
Mexico ; Big Mileag e for ' Gas' in Saxon.
TlloLGH many of the dealers com
plain of a shortage of cars, the
past week has been marked by a
large number of deliveries by the local
automobile concerns. Beside the sales
ported, there have been several to
tee various departments of the army.
U the request of the officers, these
sslts have not been listed. The total
nujpber of sales for army purposes.
maao locally, lias been very light,
noweier, but during the past week
something like 20 cars of various
makes were turned over to the army.
am Watkins. the genial Detains
dealer, was in the city this week, ar
ranging for more Ovcrlands and to lay
d a big stock of accessories at the
Tri state Motor company.
Stocking; Vp With Accessories.
F n Ister, Overland dealer at
Mesllla Park, was also ft visitor In the
city He stocked jup with a lot of ae-
ssoriea for the spring trade from the
Western Motor Supply company.
"V H Justls, of Justls & Hart, Van
Uoin, came into town on Thursday.
He figured on taking back a new Ford
touring car with a load of accessories
hut when he got through bnying he
had such a big stock that he Increased
his Ford order by another car.' He
drove home Thursday afternpon.
i. O Terry, president of the Lone
star Motor company, was back at his
ik on Wednesday and Thursday but
s agaiu confined to his home by
illness on Friday.
C recur Goes Traveling;.
T M Oregor. of tfy Ijone Star staff,
,'(i on Thursday for Alpine, Valentine
and Marfa He will visit Dallas be
fore returning to El Paso.
"Walter Good, a well known young
attleman of Alpine, figures on having
-ome ral speed this summer so. he
has pur based the National speedster
which Carl Reev s drove for the Kl-liot-Gsrrett
company In many of the
southwestern races last fall. The Na
tional took the chief honors at Juarez
in, September and also did some good
work at Tucson. It waa overhauled
riurlng the winter and Mr. Good will
have a fast car.
More Wichita Arrive.
Another shipment of Wichita trucks
si rived for the Hlliott-Garrett com
nanv and they now have a complete
line of the various Wichita models.
1 rsnk Garrett declares, that Otis Wil
liams his truck salesman, is such a,
i anrtaoni fellow that the present stock
. r w irhitas will not last more than
i fw days.
The rillott-Garrett company still re
ports a shortage f Studebakers,
though the shipments have been com
ing through a bit better lately.
(I H Benden, of the Western Motor
-upplv company. Is away on another
1 1 1 1 through New Mexico and Arisona
Expect Xm Tire Soon.
The Western Motor Supply company
bns received its fall stock of leak'
proof piston rings and now elalms to
am the largest stock of these goods
et of St Louis The nw Portage
i 1 1 n srre expected to arrive here next
i ' k
r Henry, of the Cadillac Sales
inidn Is home from an extended
ii ip through the territory. He reports
fcowl prospects for the popular "eight"
Repair business Is picking up," re
ports Tom White of the Auditorium
"Guees the motorists nre preparing for
considerable touring this spring."
Cattlemen or Tire bnlrsmrnf
H. L. Wllllford. secretary of tlir
Quick Tire Service, blew Into town
from Dallas on Friday night. It didn't
require any words to tell that "II. JU
had been at the recent stockmen's enn-
I vention at Houston. He had a wide
bomorero ana managor l. c. Booth
even intimated that he heard a pair
ui uis ifcura raining in nis suitcase
Wllllford has the cattle fever a real
bad attack and he's Just as willing
to talk about the price of beef and
hides as the superiority of United
States tires over other tires. Saturday
morning, he made hla appearance in
civilized garb," as Mr. Booth put it
and asserted that the local managei
of the Quick Tire Service was "gross
ly libeling" him when he said that he
mistook Wllllford for a cowboy. But
then there's a similarity in names be
tween Wllllford and Vlllard and It
may be that the tire man has been
reading the sport pages and found
out that Willard, posing as an ex
cowboy, is making a fortune In another
line of endeavor and Is trying to do
liken lee. Tou never can tell!
Tire Manager Arrives.
C. F Kent, who Is to take'eharge of
the Pennsylvania tire department of
the Rio Grande OH company, arrived
In the city on Friday morning. Rain
was falling but it didn't dampen the
spirits of Mr. Kent at all. "Gee," but
I'm glad to be here," was his greeting
iv nip uiu criDE. "i5i t'aso is on'
of the finest cities on the map and
when I got an offer to come here 1
didn't waste any time in thinking h
over. At that, Mrs. Kent beat me to
El Paso and her approval of the ciM
merely confirms what I had been look
'The Wright truck attachment seems
to be the right thing for El Paso bui
ness men," said II Sterner, when asked
how the new line of the Hatcher-
aterner corporation was catching on."
The company has alreadv had several
orders to convert Tords Into ton
nilly AdnlBh Hack.
Billy Adolph got home from New
Mexico points on Friday. He was lib
erally plastered with mud but wildly
enthusiastic over the Grant "six."
Santa Fe was Billy's harvest town and
he placed several of the new cars
there and also arranged agencies in
two other cities. "The Grant Is the
best car I've ever handled and I've
had my foot on the brake of many a
car," said the salesman. "We went
through snow, mud and sind and the
Grant looked upon them all as plain
sailing. Coming in from Rngle we
had five inches of snow to contend
with a good part of the way but that
was easy. Maybe you think I'm a bit
bugs' on the Grant but " you'd given
It the same tests I have you'd be 'bugs,'
too. She's a real dandy car. Let It
so at that."
"Gillie- nt Oro Grande.
H. M. Gillespie, truck manager of
the Southern Motor company, is at
Oro Grande delivering a Republic truck
and looking into some prospects there.
David S. Russek. general manager
of the Southwestern Motor company,
is "under the weather" with a slight
attack of la grippe.
J r. Freeman, of the Southern's
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WITH a strlrt censors!) p pie
vailing, pictures cf army
moifci'iiij across the Mexican
bolder have been as scarce as the pro-
erbial hen's teeth The abo e snapshots,
showing a machine gun mounted on an
Overland model 75 touring car. In some
way escaped the censorship In the up
per illustration a machine gun iu id is
shown working a gun for pnu r.
tJisc inspection will show two empty
shells wb ti rave been 'Jected from
th' gun falling to the ground The
j lower illutii jtiun gives a close view of
I tlu same gun
Ilach of the six truck i ompames now
operating between the army in the field
and the- base at Columbus is accompa
n "d b- a touring car on which a ma
rhme g'-ri is mounted, as shown in the
of the Toltelk Motor company to take
the position of manager of the Gulf
KeHnlng cotipany at Las Cruces and
he may also look after the Interests
of the Toltelk at the busy valley city
There is a happv smile on the face
of G. E. Cavin, of the Western Auto
company. A carload of Saxons was
run Into a local siding for him this
week. There has been a scarcity of
Saxons latclv and Mr. Cavin was get
ting a bit worried for the orders far
exceeded the supplv.
R. E. Emcrv, of the Western Auto
company, made the trip from Sierra
Tllanca into Fl Tj.ho, last Monday, in a
Saon "four" roadster on three gal
lons of gafcollne The distance was
is miles, showing a gasoline consump
tion of one gallon for better than II
Accessory Business Brisk.
"The acessory business is better
this spring than any previous spring
that I've known." said Ben L. Clem-
j cnts, of the Borderland Auto company.
I don't count the army, business in
. niv estimate but civilian business has
I freen surprislnglv good with us while,
of course, we are getting our share
"f the business with the Mexican ex
pedition" I Bert O'Nell. formerly a Hudson and
' Winton salesman at St. Louis, has
been added to the sales staff or tne
1.1 Taso Auto Sales company and will
look after the Winton end while D. U.
Sakestraw, formerly of Honolulu, has
been placed on the Mitchell sales staff
by manager C. E. Dewitt
They Like the Savage.
"Savage tire business is anything but
savage in Bl Paso right now," said I.
M Duenslng, local Savage distributor.
"It's mighty good and sotting belter
every week. El Pasoans are getting
acquainted with Savage tires and that s
all we ask. The tires will do their
own talking after they are in use.
By the way, we have been asked to
bo on tho lookout for a pocketbook
containing a sum of money and some
valuable papers belonging to an em
ploye of the Savage factory, which
f-11 into a tasing Sis they were being
packed at tho San Diego factory a
couple of weeks ago. If any El Paso
purchaser of Savage tires finds the
pocketbook Til appreciate hearing
Haw in itenal is reported scarce by
the factones and there will be a
scarcitv of cars and higher prices very
soon," said John L. Buquor, of the
Buquor Mntoi companv, in advising
the eai b purchase of Maxwells.
The "Mystery Cnr.'' v
The mjstery car" which Is to be
handled bj the Bifquor Motor company.
is creating considerable talk among the
loial motor ir""j-
The Boss Ttubber company purchased
the bankrupt stock of the BI Paso
Rubber company, this week and man
ager S Z. Silversparre Is now sorting
over and arranging his new stock pre
paratory to what he announces as the
"big Boss busy basement bargain
sale" l"s assistant. M. L. Cooper,
couldn't think ofanother suitable word
starting with "bj"
FORM BIG CORPORATION
TO HANDLE AUTO PAPER
Among the minors that are current
in financial cirdts of New York City
is one to the effi 1 1 that big New York
and Chicago capital is in back of the
newly formed Guaranty Securities cor
poration. This is the New York com
pany that is said to have formulated
a new and ouginal plan whereby auto
mobile deal' rs, handling various makes
of cars, can dispose of this product ou
the "time pavment" basis.
Arrangements alreadv have been en
tered into between several motor ir
manufacturers and their dealers whi n
enable the latter to offer cars to thn
customers on deferred payments Jn
each case, however, the plans, differ ami
it i to offset this obtectionable feature
I that the Guaranty Sec urities corpoi a-
tion has entered the new witn a mink
plan that is declared to be uniform for
all makes of cars and national in its
While details of the plan have not
been made public, it is understood that
the group of capitalists who are -sponsible
for It and who are back of It
arc numbered among the most influ
ential in the countrv
That this new company Is destined to
play an Important part in the future ,.f
the motor car business i evidenced 1
th fact that It is capitalised on tn
'ials of handling 50,000,000 worth of
automobile paper this year.
1 stfcwtHOQ1' I
Full Stock Now Here
We Carry All Sizes Over 5000 In Stock.
NAME YOUR SIZE WE HAVE IT.
Western Motor Supply Co.
Wholesale and Retail Auto Supplies.
Phone 528. 318 San Francisco St.
road staff, is off on anothir trip
through Arlxona. While away he will
place Grant agencie at Clifton .in 1
E. jr. Ford, truck mamger of the
Oakland Auto Sales company. Is pre
pared for spring business with a full
line of the new T II. C models.
"Where IId IlrGor
The Oakland Auto Sales company s
service department had one real en
thusiastic visitor this week. This man
didn't give his name but he talked Oak
land all the time he was at the shop.
He stated that he called at Joe Hood's
salesroom in Douglas on Saturday and
bought an Oakland "eight" and then
decided to take a run into Ul Paso.
"The car behaved beautifully better
than I had ever expeoted any car oould
behave and it will always be Oak
land for me after this," he declared. He
stated he had made no other excusions
except the trip to El Paso and gen-
Quality You Can See for Yourself
"Quality" in a motor car is
claim of the maker.
frequently no more than a doubtful
ral manager H Elmore is still
Irving to figure out why his speed
ometer should read 1H miles. "That's
about mil miles longer than the trip
between El Paso and Douglas," said
Mr Klmore" and the only thing I can
figure is that he took 'the northern
route' to avoid Villa bullets."
Mr. Elmore waB in Tucson and Phoe
nix this week. While In Phoenix he
assisted at the unloading of a mixed
carload of Oakland models foV J.
Breck Richardson nnd at Tucson he
saw the sale or two Oakland roadsters,
both to Mr. Spence of Glendale, Arir.
Woman Buy Own Car.
"We had a woman caller this week
who wanted to know If we'd let her
test an Oakland at her leisure for
two days without a demongtrater,"
said R C. Carr, city sales manager
for the Oakland. "She Is an experienced
driver but said that other agencies
wouldn't trust her skill at the wheel.
We took a chance and she has -Just
phoned me to come up this afternoon
and get a check. Yoa se the Oak
land sells Itself!"
The Oaklands. one of the best known
teams of the Boyland department of
The Herald, will blossom out next
week In brand new uniforms, the gift
of A. IL Elmore, of tho Oakland Auto
Carload of Franklins Arrive.
The Franklin Motor Car company
icceived another carload of Franklins
this week, thug relieving some of the
demands upon-manager L. J. Trost, I
There are two new agencies in town '
as the Pioneer Motor company has '
taken hold of the. Moon and Scrlpps
Booth lines. ;
The Toltelk Motor company received
a carload of Dorts today and will get
in two more carloads of Paiges next '
week. Two raTloads of Paiges arrived '
this week for the new concern
E. F Bennett ha been appointed
agent for the lort cars at Mesilla
Park by the Toltelk Motor company.
Pollard for J,n Crnces.
A. L. Pollard, jr., has left the staff
Model 75 f. o. b. Toledo
r. O. B. Flint, Mich.
Dort quality is vactual working quality that shows itself in results.
The powerful, high-speed, long-stroke motor always carries the
Dort through regardless of road conditions. The electric start
ing and lighting system, found on no other car in its class, always
responds. The Jacox irreversible steering always makes driving
easy and pleasant. The big 50JJ-inch cantilever springs in the
rear always ward off the jolts of a rough road. The crank and
cam shafts, made extra heavy, always eliminate vibration even at
high speed. The deep upholstery is always comfortable. The
sturdy frame is always dependable.
You don't have to take Dort quality "on faith." It is apparent
the moment you lift the hood. The results are evident the mo
ment you start the car.
See this quality for yourself. x
Toltelk Motor Company, inc.
Toltec Club Bids. Phone 5488 El Paso, Texas
DORT MOTOR CAR CO., Flint, Mich.
Some Class To
T WAS 'WHIvs-Knlght' out. Meet-
g "Mitchell" and '"Chalmers,"
they had a "Chase" around "De
troit," They met "Allen." who had
?ut arrived "Overland." but looked as
if he bad been hit in the "Saxon" with
a shell from the "Marroon." He. too,
being a "Detroiter," made the quartet
They all felt "Royal" and did not
have to resort to old "Crow" to make
them so Neither of them wanted to
le a "King." a "Premier" or so mo
"Monarch " They were out for a. tlbie.
They had seen the "Sphinx." tho
great "White" way, and had even
been to "Haynea," o, boarding; their
"Cadillac" they went to "Winton,"
stopping a few days at the "Franklin."
To their surprise the "Stewart" was
old "Jeffery." a friend of theirs, but
was as stiff as if he had been placed
in a tub of "Argo" starch. He had
been to a dance the night before
learning a new tango "Glldo "
But the "Great Western" country
was their goat, so they proceeded on
their wav. the 'National" hlgnwav
their "Pilot," and soon arrived at
"Oakland " It started "Touralne" the
early part of the day, but that night
i the "Moon" shone bright They met
the "Auburn" haired Dorrls." who
happened to "Brush" by, although
they tried to "Dodge" her. One of
the party had a "Case" on her, but
found he could not a "Ford" to
follow a "Rambler" like her, going
like a "rBlscoo" and still feel as spry
as an "Apperson" Jackrabbit.
Next morning the "Fiat" was given:
eastward thev came, having heard of
the orange "Borderland" trip, the hotel
"Grant," and. knowing that El Paso
had set a "New Bra" for good roads,
and that the "Peerless" climate for the
"Tourist" was always up to the
"Standard." Registering at the "Stude
baker," they turned tho -'Talge" and
found that "Chandler" had arrived the
day before In a "Hupmoblle."
No need to wait any I ..er.
w .ar now.
I ' need now to dig deep into your savings
or to .crimp for months in order to pay foA
your c - "i one lump sum.
The "Ccurari . "fan" makes that unneces-ry-
You can now get any Overland orWiliys
Knig Car r a small pryment dow. Then
vou can. pay the balance monthly a little at
That in a word is the "Cuaruniji Plan"
a thoroughly organized, financially sound sys
tem" of payments to help people buy Ovrr
land or Willys-Knight Cars.
The "Guaranty -Plan" is one which we can
.heartily recommend to all.
Come in right away, learn all about it and
pick out your car.
It's justthe sort of plan everyone has been
And liow it's here an accomplished fact.
Of course there'll be" a rush to take ad
vantag: of it.
So don't wait until we're slowed up on de
liveries. Get your order in now specify immediate
or late delivery as you wish, but make sure of
your car today.
El Paso Overland Auto Co,
120-122 San Francisco Street
El Paso, Texas.
3L J.9 9
I. H. C. TRUCKS The fad that it is an OAKLAND is your OAKLAND PRICES:
guarantee that it is built right and thai it will
give Enduring Service.
OAKLAND AUTO SALES CO., 407 Myrtle Ave.
WOO, 1500 and
carry several of
model In stock.
"six" : mo
r. o. 11. in rnso.
. II. ELMORE, General Mgr.
(.. CAUIt. Mgr. Kl Paso Sales.