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EL PASO HERALD
Week-End Edition, April 1-2, 1916.
HIKES MOTORISTS TO STII
CARS TO GET LIFE ffi MILES
An Owner Wlio Has Driven 68,000 Miles Without Any
Accident or Arrest and Who Gets the Maximum
Results From His Tires and Gasoline 'Gives
Some Pointers to Other Owners of Cars.
EL PASO'S NEW TRAFFIC SIGNALS
I MEET WITH APPROVAL OF DRIVERS
HERE Is the general scheme of op
eration followed by an automo
bile owner who has driven 68,060
miles without the slightest accident
to himself or others, without an ar
rest for speeding and with a maximum
service on tires, gasoline and lubri
cant He averages 1000 miles a month,
ind bis bills run about $30 a month.
Plus an average of $11.16 a month for
.,,. " 'r DIS llre I" " was
""" nd the year before $166 68.
i he tires are .14x4 1-2 measure. This
'ner has driven automobiles for
ars. over the had roads of this coun
't and the difficult mountain passes
r the Alps of Switzerland, Austria and
n ily, and the Interview with him Is
uiven not from any technical view
I)int. but merely that of the ordinary
it uen who may keep his automobile
n . xrellent :unnlng order all the time
l the observance of a few simple
mles that can be applied to every au
tomobile, whether the lowest priced or
Hie most expensive,
In the first place," said the owner,
'l (o on the assumption that every
automobile is In running condition
w hen it is turned out of the factory
wid that if something goes wrong It
most likely my own fault and not
lhat of the car.
livery One Wants Economy.
"Eery man, whether of moderate
in ins or a m'llionaire, wants to oper
ite his automobile ax economically as
possible. There are three chief acces
sories to watch, tires, gasoline and
Tires probably gne the owner the
greatest concern. I have tried every
migration on bujing them, and find
it is an absolute waste of time and
money to look for bargains In tires.
There Isn't any such thing. The aver
age good standard make of tire lasts
mi a year and more. When nw a
tire can stand the hardest wear. With
this always in mind, start your new
tire In service on the right rear wheel,
en If von have to change another to
do so This wheel does the hardest
work on the car. because it is a driv
ing wheel. Is always on the repressed
.de nf the roadway and has the great
est vi eight on it From that wheel
work the tire around, taking It from
the right rear to the left rear, thence
t.i the right front and finally to the
Jiery man who wants to know If
lie n getting his money's worth in
tires should keep a small record book
f his tires. List a new tire at the
top of a page, with the name of make,
ost. when bought, when mounted, the
mileage figure, when put on a wheel
and whenever taken off. As an Illus
tration I find this memorandum: 40.50,
bought April 15, June 7 on right rear
at 8170: (second turning of this speed
ometer) July 20, off right rear at M0.
run 1720 miles, September 16. on left
rear at 11,144: October 25, off left rear
at 12.8S0, run 1706 miles, November
1 on left front at 13,638. February 3.
orr lert rront at ii',743. April 8, on
left front at 19,657. April 16, off left
front at 19,856. run 298. Tire blew up,
total 7329 miles.
Long Jonrney With o Puncture.
"That record gives me a comparison
all through the life of the tire with
other makes. I can also watch the
general performance of the tires. I
find one tire that gave a solid mileage
of 7210 miles on the right rear before
t first removal and of another tire
that started on the right rear, ran
'-000 miles and then was put on the
left front wheel, where It completed a
run of 19,466 miles without a single
puncture or removal from the rlln.
When it finally blew I tried another
tube in it with a blowout patch, but
got only ten miles more.
"There are many considerations to
take Into account in the matter of tires
besides their own construction. Every
one knows that It Is silly and very
grinding on tires to speed around cor
ners, jam on brakes or stop suddenly.
But after eliminating these things, a
man can save more when he Is running
out In the free country. He can dis
tribute his load more evenly and take
a weight off the right tires by travel
ing along the center of the roadway.
lightly to the left side of the road,
until he sees a car coming from the
opposite direction. He will also save
many punctures if he will occasionally
probe with the end of a key or knife
Into the fine cuts on the tire tread,
looking for particles of glass that may
have been forced into the rubber.
"Gasoline la becoming more expen
sive every day, but even this bill can
be held down If a man observes the
varying weather and adjusts his car
buretor according to the amount of
moisture in the air. There are varying
grades of gasoline to be bought along
the roadway and a man can easily tell
how his gasoline mileage is going. Take
your mileage every time you fill the
gasoline tank, subtract the old figure
and you can easily compute how many
miles you are getting to the gallon.
Patronize the rjaoo that gives you the
most mileage. 0
Lubrication JTeeds tVatchlajr.
Lubrication Is the third feature of
!au Kuimnvuiijs me ana it snouiu uo
watched on a very definite system. De
termine on some mileage figure for
regular inspection, according to the
service your car gives on greases and
oiL For instance, establish an Inspec
tion point at every 600 miles of your
speedometer. At these points go over
your grease cups, turn them down and
fill them up again: look Into your, dif
ferential: see If your universal has
enough grease; observe your clutch.
If it has separate oiling system; loolc
at the transmission, observe the motor
Itself and learn If the oil Is at the
proper level and all the feed pipes free.
Give the magneto a drop or two of oiL
Every 2000 to 3000 miles the crank case
should be drained free of all the old
oil, washed out with kerosene and the
cylinder washed. Then new, fresh oil
should be put In. The cost Is nothing
compared to the results. The steering
gear should be cleaned two or three
times a year by pouring kerosene oil
through It. This cuts out a great deal
of the grit that accumulates, drawn In
through the radiator, and makes the
handling of the car much less of an
effort. Occasionally cleaning of the
knuckle joints will help also."
Quick Acceleration Proves
Valuable in Obeying
1IC traffic signals recently In
stalled by the police department
on all the busy corners of the city
are making a big lilt with automobile
drivers. The first semaphore was tried
out at the Intersection of Mesa avenue
and Mills street. The only complaint
heard was that the "stop" and "go" in
dicators were so high up that drivers,
in cars with tops up, coulu slot see
them. This was remedied by placing
other, but smaller, signs about midway
.on the iron pole and since then there
has been no complaint
Because of the large number of
jitnes using San Jacinto plaza as their
starting point, the intersection of Meaa
and Mills is probably the busiest corner
in the city. During the "rush" hours,
traffice officer W. D. Croner has no
easy time regulating traffic, which is
at its heaviest from 11:30 a. m. to 2 p.
m. and from about 4 p. m. to 6 30 p. m.
One noticeable feature aDoui me new
traffic signals is that the owner of a
car with a quick "pick up" or accelera
tion has- the advantage. The illustra
tion ehows officer Croner operating the
apparatus at Mesa and Mills for "the
Maxwell demonstrator, which has
proved very quick in Its "pick up" and
"getawav" on the signal.
Since the new apparatus was Installed
accidents, due to congested traffic, have
been very scarce. There are ten in use
in the city at tne present ume ,
traffic Insreases at other intersections,
more will be put In use.
Speaking of the traffic troubles, John
L. Buquor, of the- Maxwell staff, said;
"The automobile never causes an in
jury which Is not traceable to some hu
man fault In a -crowded street a
spirited team of horses, even with the
best of driyers, is a menace, not only to
, those who ride, but to pedestrians. With
1 an automobile properly driven, there Is
no menace to any one, unless it be to
some pedestrian who fails to take even
the slightest heed of where he Is going.
"The power plant of the Maxwell is
always at tne instant coinroi ui ij
driver and accidents in which Maxwells
participate are few and far between.
We have found that the cars give in
stant response to the clutch when on
busy corners and we have never had
the slightest trouble because of the new
traffic regulations. We can always
get away on the turn of the semaphore
without any shifting of gears or other
OFFERS TO CATCH PANCH0
VILLA IN TRUCK CHASE
A patriotic native of Neenah. Wis.,
rises nobly to the momentous occasion
by volunteering his services to the.
Kissel Motor Car company to capture
tlia fllURivn Villa.
He writes: "I am in a position to I
drive one of your trucks in a search for
Villa, If you can use me, let me know '
by return mail. Have worked in a
garage two j ears run a ford for my-,
self and h.nt good habits Please state
termtt and reannnsiblllt ' '
To which the company replied that It
had not as jet decided to go after
MOTOR UPKEEP EQUALS Mill
DEBT; SPEKD SG9L78Q.O00 YEAR
Pacific Coast Man feathers Information as to the Cost of
Operating Automobiles in U. S.; 27,000,000 Gal
lons of Gasoline Are Used Annually; Eepair
and Garage Bills Almost $150,000,000.
MORE FARMERS ARE
BUYING MOTOR CARS
(Contlnned From Previous Page.)
If Hair's Tour Pride Use Berpicid.
tion. I feel reluctant about committing
imself, for fear of falling far short
"A review of the statistics showing
the buying power of the rural districts
discloses the fact that the sale of auto
mobiles to farmers and people living In
small communities Is rapidly Increasing.
This condition has every indication of
continuing and it Is a significant fact
that such agricultural centers as Illi
nois, Iowa, Indiana. Minnesota. Wiscon
sin and California are all well up to
ward the top of the new car registra
Farmers realize now more than ever
before that the automobile possesses
greater potential possibilities for the
development and broadening of their
lives and business opportunities than
any other factor. In fact, it Is really
more vaiunoie ro larmers tnan to any
otner class or
ments of the age, brings them oloser to
their markets and makes social activity
pqssioic in tne rural uisiricis.
El Paio Seed Co. Open Evenings.
519 San Antonio. Opp. Court House.
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Sales and Deliveries
Reports of the 1 Paso Automobile Dealers for the Current Week.
le ro larmers tnan to any I 'V ,,
nYeT.'" ' i'X."! U Overland touring; A.
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The Hardest Job in Motordom
Building a car better than the "other fellow's" does not give us concern as
much as building one better than our own. Owners expect more from National
cars. They may praise another manufacturer for some improvements over an
old mode!, but would not tolerate an equal degree of improvement in a National.
Our own standard forces us to give excess in everything power, comfort, looks
Our bard job Is to not only live up to this reputation, but to actually go our
selves one better and givo you better National cars than ever before, at less cost.
National cars have made history, their performance and reputation has
endowed the namo "National" with a vast implication of quality.
NATIONAL MOTOR VEHICLE CO,
500-506 W. San Antonio St.
THE Buquor Motor company reports
the delivery of Maxwell cars dur
ing the present week, as follows:
Burt Orndorff, Sheldon hotel, touring;
Dr William Charters, roadster: It 8.
Thorp, touring; Silas King, roadster:
Harry Chernan, touring; Dick Evans,
for New York Times courier service,
roadster; IL Capin, touring; J. I
Greenwood, Columbus, touring; Clar
ence Mace, Animas, N. M., touring;
Frank Langan, Hotel Sheldon, touring;
J. H. bovine, touring; It S. More, tour
ing The retail department of the EI Paso
Overland Auto company reports the
following deliveries: Thomas P. Mlt-
RIo uranae oil company, moaei
S. Vean. van
roadster, which he drove home. on Wed
nesday; J. H. FJtzpatrick, Lordsburjr.
N M., model 7S Overland roadster,
which was driven there last Satur
day. Three Carload Orders.
The wholesale department of the El
Paso Overland Auto company reports
an order for a mixed carload of Over
lands from Dean Smith, of Carlsbad,
and a carload for K. Buchanan, of San
derson. Another carload will be de
livered at Pecos to the order of the EI
Paso Overland company.
The Lone Star Motor company re
ports the following deliveries this
week: Capt G. W. Moses, 8th caTalry,
Dodge touring; E O. Flnley, Valentine,
Dodge touring; E. C. Wade, Jr., Dodge
touring: E. C. Davis, Chalmers "6-30";
Ellzondo Alexandre Dodge touring; I
J. Trotti. Chalmers "6-30'; I M. Gre
gor. Dodge touring.
Three Studehnkcr Deliveries.
The Elliott-Garrett company reports
the delivery of Studebaker cars to the
following: G. B Wise, Studebaker
'four" touring: Wayne van Schuyck.
tt hite Oaks, N. M., Studebaker "four"
touring; G. B, Hart, Ludington, N. M.,
Studebaker "four" touring.
The well known National racing car
has also been sold by the Elliott-Gar
rett company to Walter Good, a young
cattleman of Alpine.
C. H. Flnley has purchased a "Cadil
lac "eight", touring car from the Cadil
lac Sales company.
Gaston Morris, who Is reported by
California papers to bear the title of
"major" In the Carranza forces, drove
a Grant "six" to Douglas for the Doug
las Overland company on Thursday, the
car being purchased from the South
ern Motor company.
More Oaklnnds in Ing Craces.
The Oakland Auto Sales company re
ports the sale of the following Oak
lands Mrs. J. A. Tobias, Oakland "3S"
speedster: J. BirdwelLJr., company, Las
Cruces, Oakland "8-50" and Oakland
"K-S2" touring oar; Felix McCaughey,
Alpine, carload of Oaklands; J. Breck
IMchardson. six Oakland "sixes" for his
Phoenix office and seven similar models
for Tucson. J. E. Hood, Douglas Oak
land dealer, will unload a carload on
The Tryon Motor Sales company. Inc.,
reports the following Chevrolet
deliveries: Dr. George II. Toung. Dent
ing, two Chevrolet "490" touring cars;
Dr. Hod Williams, Chevrolet "490" tour
ing car: U. S. Quartermaster's depart
ment, Chevrolet "baby grand;" Lieut
Benson. Chevrolet "baby grand" spe
cially equipped roadster. The "Alham
bra Chevrolet" was also delivered this
week to Madison Mudd, the well known
young high school athlete.
Paige Golnt; to Mexico.
Deliveries by the Toltelk Motor
company, inc., were: W. A. Bond, Dort
touring car; Jim Espey, Lobo, Tex..
Dort touring car; Adelbert Taylor, of
Taylor Bros.. Guzman, Mexico, Paige
"Fairfield six" set en-passenger tour
saxon deliveries this week were: H.
E Pine, Carrizozo, Saxcn "four"
roadster; F. B. Miller, Carrizozo. Saxon
"six" touring; Southwestern Auto com
pany, CaVrlzozo, Saxon "four" roadster.
Other deliveries will be made from a
shipment to be unloaded today.
Many I'ord Snle. '
During t'ue pant week the Tri-State
Motor company made the following
local sales Tourings. II. Cervantes,
1709 Montana street. W E. Welsslnger.
Sheldon hotel L. A Baunatark, 2911
Imrango street. J W Ram.ige, 3423
l.oui'nille street Runabout Ker
T eir Shoe i nmpanv. T1? South Fl Ppn
street Delivery cars to the following:
Piedras Street Grocery, El Paso Smelt
ing works, Rio Grande Vqlley Cream
ery company, Troy laundry.
The Tri-State Motor company de
livered to their agents as follows:
F a Bledsoe, Blsbee, -Ariz., eight
tourings and eight runabouts; Dona
Ana Motor company. Las Cruces, N. M.,
six tourings and two runabouts; West
ern Garage, Carrizozo, N". M., six tour
ings and two runabouts: Ocean-to-Ocean
garage. Magdalena, N. M.. eight
tourings, Willcox Motor Supply com
pany, Wlllcox, Ariz., eight tourings;
J. S. Kerr, Deming, N. M., eight tourings.
HAY BAR RED IN
CANADA TAIL LIGHTS
Third raading- has been given by the leiU
Utlve assembly at Quebec. Que., the Mitchell
bill regarding rear Ilgbts on motor cars.
The Mil does not brine into effect th for
mer prolslons of tbe motor vehicle act
eliminating rear red light, but leaves It to
the llentenant-gOTernor-ln-councll to forbid
at any time, any motor vehicle to carry a
red light, and enact that the carrying or
nich light shall be an offence against the
law from and after the date of tbe publish
ing of the order In council to that effect
Mr. Mitchell informed the house that he was
not yet convinced that red end lights con
stituted a danger, as was claimed by the
railways, bnt that representation from the
engineers was to that effect, and the but
would enable the government to act when
AUTO STAGES ARE
Arizona Corporation Commission o Decide
and Set Fares Between Phoenix and
Globe at 10 Ono W ay.
In what Ij bHeved to be the first order
of Itn kind ever I9Ud In the United States,
the Arizona eorjtoratlcn commission holds
motor stage to be common carriers and lays
down rules and regulations, and prescribes
fares, for stages opera tine between Phoenix
and Globe, Arts.
The order declares that "financially irre
sponsible competition" has demoralized the
tage bus In between Phoenix and Glob.
Rates have been cut below the point whre
the busmwn is profitable. Seme of the rate
cutters hare qulcklT cone out of business,
but It has been made -very difficult for tho
responsible stage companies to collect fares
Tbe one-way fare for the trip of 123 miles
via the ReoseTelt dam. Is made $10, and
the round trip $18. Fares to Intermediate
points are in proportion.
Bach person or firm opera tin r a motor
stage line over the Globe-Phoenix route
must file a bond of K590 with the commis
sion for the first car. and a bond of $1000
for each additional car.
This order ts signed by commissioners F.
A. Jones and W. P. Geary. Commissioner A,
t". Cole lnued a dissenting op Irion, statlner
that one company was handling pasaenesrs
at $5 a piece each way.
CANADIAN FORDS TO
BE HIT FOR $2,000,000
The Canadian Ford Motor company fig
ures that If the war budget submitted to
parliament Is adopted, and tt Is almost cer
tain that It will be. It will shoulder at
least 2,OeO,0(H) of tbe burden. Tils amount
means one-fourth of all Its profits In ex
cess of 7 per cent on the capital Invested
covering a period from August. 191 to
August. 111". "VTe have no criticism to
offsr," said assistant manager Campbell
"We realise the war tax mut be raised and
we will do our part cheerfully."
THERE'S A REASON!
These Men Know Motor Car Value. Thai's Why
They Use "THE SIX OF '16."
W. S. BICKLEY, president and general manager, Teen Steel Coating
and Machine Company, Chester, Pa.
0. W. KETCHAM, one of tho builders of the ammunition plants at
CHIEF ENGINEER SORGENFREI, of the Pullman Company, Chi
HON. WILLIAM JENNINGS "BRYAN.
GOVERNOR SPRY, cf Utah.
A. M. ALDERSON, secretary of state of Montana.
HON. ROBERT M. LaFOLLETTE, United States Senator from Wis
consin. HON. F. M. SIMMONS, United States Senator from North Carolina.
EDDIE O'DONNELL, the famous racing driver.
CAPT. WARREN ELSEY, of the Jones & Lmighlin Steel Company,
JAMES BRYSON, one of the leading consulting engineers of the U. S.
J. 0. HORNING, treasurer of Mesta Machine Company, Pittsburg, Pa,
PROF. REID T. STEWART, dean of tho department of Mechanical
Engineering, University of Pittsburg.
W. J. BURNS, superintendent of Crucible Steel Company, Pittsburg.
Er B. CLARKE, vice-president, Firth-Stirling Steel Company., Pitts
L. A. OSBORNE, vice-president, Westinghonse Electric & Machine
Company, Pittsburg, Pa.
WILLIAM KLOCKE, chief engineer of the E. W. Bliss Company.
COUNT CHAS. DE LUCASAVICIS, former chief engineer of Uarracq
Automobile, Paris, France.
WILLIAM H. BUXTON, chief engineer of the Singer Sewing Machine
CHIEF ENGINEER OLIVER, of the Hyatt Roller Bearing Co.
J. E. SYKES, general superintendent Baldwin Locomotive Works.
CALL OR PHONE FOR DEMONSTRATION.
EI Paso Auto Sales Co.
114 NORTH KANSAS ST.
THE motorists of the United States
last year spent a sum equal to the
national debt. In outdistancing
Its competitors with great strides, the
automobile Industry now ranks fourth
among the greatest industries of our
country, according to latest reports. In
speaking of this phenomenal growth,
O. B. Henderson, a western Briscoe dis
"I have been Industriously occupied
for several weeks nast ill bringing my
self to fully realise the vast amount of
money that changed hands last year In
the field of motoring. According to the
most authentic Information, I havo
learned that there are in operation In
the United States 2,603,788 pleasure vars
and commercial vehicles.
"If we based the number who enjoy
motoring on an average of four to a
vehicle, we would have a total of 10,
415,152 people, or one In every 10 of our
whole population who are enjoying the
thrills of motoring. But, going back
again to the expenditures, I must say
that they prove most Interesting, be
cause of the stupendous amounts in
volved. -0O,37S,S0O for Gasoline.
"Imagine, if you can. a single train of
tank cars, extending from Los Angeles
to Seattle, and you will have a picture
of the train required to haul the 1,301,
894,000 gallons of gasoline consumed,
from he refinery to the auto owner.
For this gasoline, the public has spent
the enormous sum of approximately
S200.378.800. In addition to this, there
were used 27,000,000 gallons of lubri
cating oil, which cost JIO.750,000.
"Tires and tubes alone cost In the
neighborhood of $165,000,000, and If the
16,000,000 tires used were placed side by
side, they would make a tunnel three
feet in diameter, with walls three and
one-half Inches thick, reaching from
Los Angelea to San Francisco or from
El Paso to Phoenix
"The cost of repair work, repainting,
garage expense and storage total $147,
787,880, almost twice as much money as
there is on deposit in the national
banks of Los Angeles. Motor drivers
and chauffeurs received In the neigh
borhood of 8120,826,700 from their em
ployers. "Trrall these figures add the amaznig
amount of $691,778,950, the value of new
cars turned out in 1915 and we have
the enormous total of $1,435,541,830
spent by the people of the United States
during the past year. In the automobile
field -an amount equa to the national
debt, and sufficient if represented In
$20 gold pieces to load 950 three and a
half-ton Federal trucks.
Support 1,000,000 reople.
"In S12 manufactories of motor cars,
motor trucks and motors, 275,000 men
were given employment, supporting a.
total of over 1,000,000 persons. To this
add the 245,363 chauffeurs employed by
owners several times as many as there
are men in the standing army of the
United States. Also add those employed
in 31,379 sales branches, repair shops
and garages, to say nothing of the hun
dreds of thousands yho are working in
the allied trade1, manufacturing leather
for upholstering, paints and varnishes,
glass, metals, wood and cloth The
number has been variouslv estimated,
but in the absence of definite informa-
(Contlnned on Next rage.)
LEADERSHIP, after all, gravi
tates to the fittest. And Service
must ever be the measure of that
fitness. When a man ceases to serve
his community, his fellow-men, his
value is lost. So it is with motor cars.
In one of several automobile classes
the Maxwell aims and always has
aimed to give that full measure of
service which shall proclaim it a leader.
Every effort of our organization has
been toward that end. ,
Economy, efficiency, beauty and com
fortthese are the qualities dignified
by ah inbuilt honor, to which Maxwell
service is sequel. And these are the
qualities that have set the Maxwell
apart, and, in its class, marked it with
the seal of distinction.
Maxwell Motor Cars are honest;
worthy products. They are made by
folks who have not attained absolute
perfection, but who strive earnestly to
maintain the eminence and good will
they have earned.
One chassis; five body style
Two-Passenger Roadster, ... $635
Five-Passenger Touring Car, . . 655
Touring Car (with All-Weather Top), 710
Two-Passenger Cabriolet, . . 865.
Six-Passenger Town Car, ... 915
Full equipment; including Electric Starter
and Lights. All prices F. O. B. Detroit
MOTOR COMPANY, DETROIT, MICHIGAN
MAXWELL MOTOR CARS
Are Sold In EI Paso by Our Representative
BUQUOR MOTOR COMPANY
Mexico and Southwestern Distributors
Stanton at Jlnln .111 l'arts In Stock. Phone SCOT