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AUTO ROAD .PLAN
I1%e Highway Will Be All-Year
Paved R'oute, Wsishington,
D. C., to San Diego.
*ROUTE THROUGH CHATTANOOGA
- Road Is of Primary importance to
Each \tate and its Completion
Wii Be Big Factor in
F t er ' Development.
Despite fact that this is the
:otor age, at the automobile has
been univers ,y adopted as the high
way Vehicle, lad that fedgral, state
and county ag ,cies have for several
, years acceleratd road building, actual
touring experie shows that tei'e
has not been dev, ped a- single trans.
- continental road, 'aking an autont*
bile trip from a/ st to coast a pos
sibility at all ti s In order to make
such a trip sible throughout the
. year a progra is now taking shape
under the au ces of the Lee High
way associatt assisted by the Amer
-Jein Automo e association.
* Mos. Feasible Route.
As a resul of this co-operation, the
federal g rnment, through the
United Sta bureau of public roads,
and the st s of Virginia& Tennessee,
Arkansas, -Oklahoma, ,Texas, New
Mexico, rizona and California,
through eir state road departments,
are now ngaged In the selection of
the mosi direct feasible route from
Washington, D. C., to San Diego, Cal.
Subsequently effort is to be -concen
trated for the speedy completion of
.all unfinished sectiohs, and for the'
systematic maintenance and the wid
ening and strengthening of the pave
ment as required by the volume and
character of the traffic the pavement
will be required to carry.
Already the route has been selected
from Washington in a southwest ding
onal down the valleys of Virginia' and
Tennessee through Roanoke. Bristol
and Anoxville to Chattanooga. The
next step is to fix the route froin
Chattanooga to San D!ego.
Statement by Johnson.
In a statement relating to the Lee
-highway, Director General Johnson
says: "From practically every county
seat in the series of counties between
the national capital and San Diego
the city pavement extends a consider
ahle distance *in either direction, and
in many sections the pavement is
-continuous for a hundred miles or
-more. This series of pavement is now
to be connected The road is of pri
mary importance to each state, and
its completion will he a main factor
in the further 'development of the
state. It is a road of great local im
-portance to a series of towns and
.cities stretching across the continent.
and the connecting of these various
sections of pavement will he a prime
factor in the further development of
the nation, since it will facilitate in
terstate ternvel and promote the free
commingling of the peonle of the
East and the WVest. It will probably
be shorter than any other Rouithern
-transcontinental highwvay and can
therefore he completed more quickly.
Within the next three years, and p)os
-sibly sooner, there is every reason to
anticipate a modlern motorway he
tween the capital city of the nation
andm southern California."
The Lee Highway aseneintion is one
-of the youngest of such organIzations.
having begun its work only 20
months ago. C. TI. THston, assistant
-secretary of commerce, is presidlent of
TO COVER UP PEDAL SLOTS
-Prevent Drafts in Winter by Tacking
Piece of Heavy Material Over
Holes in Floor.
To clos.e up the pedlal slots in floor
thoards to' prevent dirafts in cold
wveather, tack- a piece of canvas or
sheet rubber on the under side of the
rihoard over the slot, Cut a slit in the
material jlust large enough for the
pedal levers to pass through, smaking
sure that their motion is not impeded.
Samn Diego. .'ai., experienced a tloo
Among other things, citrs and wagons
A ilivver wa1s among the victlins. It
prising dealerI hoight the ruis. The g
1est gasoline anmd one of the tires still
it at the time of the flood. A little rep
huion of nw wheels for the rotied ones,
it ever did.
OF CAR TIRE TREADS
Not Decorations Like Embroidery
on Woman's Dress.
Tractive Wave is Partly OVer~come and
Car Held to the Road Without
Slipping. aRnd Slde-Sway on
- Moist -Surfaces.
Some car owners think tire treads
are decorations like embroidery on
wonen's dresses, or distinctive pat
terns by which ' the manufacturer can
leave advertisenents on soft roads.
But if such trifling considerations were
suggested to the scientists wl~o create
the modern tire, they would be scan
As a tire revolves there forms a
bulge just ahead of where it is in con.
tact with the road. This bulge is
called a "tractive wave." Although
the bulge always stays In the same re
lation to the road, the revolfing of the
wheel has the apparent effect of mak
ing it travel arounl 'the'tire.
In plain tread tires the full force of
this wave continues to roll around the
tire. But where a tread with a ribbed
or cogged backbone is used the tvave
is divided to a certain extent and
thrown off at the sides. Some tire
treads are smooth, some corrukated
and some indented, but the purpose of
them all is to overcome this wave. The
decorative effect is only incidental.
Another important function of the
tire tread is to resist slipping and side.
sway. If a tire is to give full satisfac
tion it must be designed to hold the
car to the road. An excellent tread
Combines holes to provide a vacuum
.grip on slippery surface with a
V-shape or angle design' to prevent
KEEPING SPARK PLUGS CLEAN
dease and Mineral Dirt Accumulate
on Exterior and interior of
Maiy car owners do not realize the
importance of keeping the spark plugs
clean. The points of the plug seldom
need cleaning, but grease and mineral
dirt do accumulate on the exterior
and interior of the porcelain, so that
the current passes that way Instead
of jumping the gap as intended. The
plugs shoulo be kept clean or ignition
troubles will result.
ACCELERATOR IS SENSITIVE
Novice in Driving Over Rough Roads
Will Find Simple Foot Rest
The accelerator on some cars is very
sensitive and the novice finds difficulty
in proper control of the foot-throttle
driving over rough roads. A simple foot
rest installed to fit the bail' of the
foot will prove advantageous.
SUPPLEMENTARY AUTO PLUGS
Purpose of Secondary Devices is. to
Make Ignition More Certain and
Secondary, or suippletmen tary, spark
plugs now on the market are designed
to 1)e inser-tedl in the cylindetr heads of
aj automoile engine longsidle the
rbgulIan plugs, the purpose being to
Supplementary Spark Plugs.
niake ignition more certaIn andl com
bustion more complete by p~rovidling
twvo poInts in each cylinder at wvhich
sparking takes place simultaneously.
The extra plug is connected directly
witht thte regular plug antd is so in
sulated that the current passes
tlirough it without being grounded.
Popular Mechanics Magazine.
Isix years ago that did grept damage.
were carried off by the surging tides.
Was recently uinearthted and an enter
a~ .tank still contained sonte 1910 high
contalnedi tfte orIgInal air pumiped into
airintg, new spark plugs alnd a substitu
andi the baus ist now rennnin na well na
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By E Di. PdiCKAR
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puedfrcasn Struggncsgr With
DENBY" TRIES TO SAVE NAVY
Asks Personnel of 90,000 and Appro
priation of $350,000000-Genera
a trike of Coal Miners Impends
-Colins and Craig ConM
ing to Agreement.
By EDWARD W. PICKARD
E ARtLY everyone Is In favor of
N giving the ex-servce meansi
bonus, ut no one is Willing to help
pay for it. Every plan so far pro
woul for raising the necessary rev
elitie-estitmated at $350,000,O0f. annu
ally for the next three years-has
aretsedf determined oposi tion. Menm
bers of the house ways and means
committee thought eight 6pecioi taxes
wt'uldl turn the trick, b~ut every element
or the ptopulationi that would h)e di
rectly .fleeted by .them raised anl un
Republican leaders appealed to Pres
ident Harding to suggest something
feasible, and he undertook to do so on
Thursday. But what should his plan
be but the same old general sales tax
proposition which It has been admitted
by nearly everyone cannot possibly get
through congress l Because this was
his only plan, and because he also
criticized the plan of providing (or the
payments of cash bonus.es in install
mnents over a period of two and a half
years, It was assumed by muiny in
WVashi ngton that the President really
wished the blonus legislation again
postpioned, though lie hesitated to say
so flatly. TIhe situation was plainly
uncomifortablie for the Rleputblicans,
andio the I)emnocrats were joyously taik
ing every advantage of the iseon
ture of theIr adversaries. Tihe leaders
of the agricultIural bloc In bothi the
house andl thle senate relitera ted their
uinaitilified oippositioni to any kind or
a general sales tax.
Sonie of the Rtepublican leadlers
strongly favored the passage of a
house hil1 ~l without aniy plan (of financing.
They thought the necessary money
mighit lie made ava Ilable by further re
(ductIon of aplpropriatlons for certain
(departments, espeeially the army and1(
navy. Mr. Mondell prepared a slate
meat to show how nearly $300,000,
000 conlId be savedl this way. But
even that would not he suflicient, and
many congressnmn urged aginm the is
suance of bonids. Of course the dlefi
elt, after the problematical saving of
$300,000,000 in appropriat ions, couild
he made up by issuing short term cer
tificates of indebtedness, which it was
assertedl the market would readily ab
sorbi. BothI the Presidenit and Secre
tary Mellon declare thu t a big hiond
issue wouild seriously embarnss the
extensive refunding operations thaut
must he undertaken (luring the coming
year, cnasm g an increase in Interest
rates and dlisturbinig the Liberty bond
miarket. Some other government ofil
cials do not agree with them.
S ENATORL JiORAll is consistently
opposing the honus because, lhe
says, it will interfere wvit th le ca re
of the soldiers now unidertakeni by the
government through the veterans'
bureaiu. He prediets that within ten
years the annual expenditure for dlis
alied sohdiers will lhave reacehe(d $1,
500,000,000, of whleh nlo one will comi
lain "so long as the appropriations
ar-e b~asedI on the nlecessilties and re
quirements of the dlisaibledl soldiers."
DIrector F'o'res ouf the veteranis'
bureaui ca!ls ttenltioni to the fact that
the total governimint exipendituire re
einired for disabled soldiers for 1922
Is $510,000,000, and thus sets forth the
ways in which the hereau in using the
Paying ot $1,000,000 cash every
(lay, including yumny, (directly into
the hands of tie ex-service man or his
dependents ini compenlsait ion allot
P'rovl'ding, without cost, hospital enare
nnd trentment tn 30,tr30 veternnis
king's palace at (Genoat, wh~ere economic
orthern Pacifie being destroyed' by fire a
This care includes board and lodging
and represents an expenditure by the
governmnent of $60,000,000 at year.
Giving vocational training, without
cost to over 100,000 disabled ex-service
men at an annual expenditure for tu
ition and supervision of $30,000,000.
Mailing out (50,000 checks every
month, representing $42,000,000.
Conducting an insurance business
for over 000,000 ex-service men, with
out cost of administration to them, at
premium rates below that of private
companies for like policies. Insurance
in force $3,500,000,000.
Conducting over 50,000 medical ex
aminations every month.
Giving outside treatment in cases
where hospitalizatdn Is not required
to 20,000 ex-service men every month.
Receiving 1,000 new claims a day in
addition to the 1,200,000 already on
fie; employing 4,000 ex-service men
and wonan in carrying out the work.
S'CItTARY I)"NBY began last
week a strenuous light to save the
United States navy from congressIonal
action which, he believes, would de
stroy its eiciency and at the same
time destroy the international naval
relativity provided for in the pending
treaty for naval limitation. lie Is ably
seconded by Assistant Secretary Theo
dore Roosevelt and Admiral ltobert A,
Coonts, chief of naval operations,
All three of them appeared befor(
t.e hi'use naval affairs committee an'
(Irgued for a minimum personnel o
0,000 men and (3,0(0) apprentlices, an
for an appropriation of $350,000,00(
for the fiscal year 1923.
At the outset Chairman Thomas But.
lhr, voicing also the opinion of other
members of the committee, declared
the amount asked by Mr. Denby way
altogether too large, that the people
would never support a vote by congress
for three times what the navy cost
in 1916 exclusive of construction.
Admira Coont in his argument
said:l "The seeretary of the navy has
t ailed your gttention to the expendli
tures o)f the. na vai estabiishmnent f'or
this y e:ar as aimnotntinag to $473,00)0.000.
If we indd to this various other trcans
iitiosnmneys reurnled tut the
half ililion dollar husiness. Its rmrni
fletions extend~ till over t he world.
tienoe in the' inter'ior of Europe as~ fatr
(east as5 Constant inoile and Warsaw for
the benefit of our counltryv its commer
cial initerests andi thle Aimerieana retlef
work. Our ratd Io cotmmunications hana
dle Patwifld mat temrs, and, at the prlesenmt
time, duie to the breaking of the amid
way ('alie, ar e handlin1 g practilcalIly
the entire trmAnma-P adlfic t rafil. Th'le
ntavtal anppropittion tilso providies t he
funds for' the adtministration of our
island possessions, tamong whieh arae
the Virgin islands, HaIti, San Do
mingo, Guam, and Samoa."
O NE of the outcomes1 of the umnemi
ploymilent coiference was uip for
disc'ussion in the senate WVednesday
and received some hard knocks, It was
thme bill1 introduced by Senator Ken
yon by which the President would he
authorized to postpone federal con
strucetion and( inmproveiments ini prmos
perous times wihenm jobs are plentiful
and1( theni order the work cari'ied Onl at
full speed whieun businless staogna tion
Senator New of Indhiana basedi hIs
olpositioni to thme measure on the
rather ridliculous reason that t he
Pharaohs were unable to (discover a
formula to solve tihe problem of re
curring periods ot plenty and famIne
in Egypt, H~e did( not think congress
couild succeed where the Phlaraohms hadit
W ILJE the sente foreign relations
colmimittee was discusttsing the
four-power Pacific tr'eaty, the sanme pa (t
obtalnedl pa0ce on thme floor of the
upper house, Senator liitchcock of
fered a resolution asking President
H ardIng to transmIt to the senate ad(
ditional information andl dloe'mnents re
tating to its negotiation, aisserting that
little of this was containedl imi the re
port of the American delegattes. Ad
minaistration lenders saId this was be
cautse pratctic'ally -alil tihe ne'gotiationms
were oralI and few tninutes or notes
of thme conversations were kept, The
resolult ion, however, wals aidopte'd.
IC~iETA 0Y1" COMMERCE
S E(J00\'A1t wnsto puliish the
rade statistics gather~ed bty trade as
sociations, so lie nakoi Attoreyn rian
conference will meet. 2-Remarkable
t sea. 3--Thomas A. E0dison photo
eral Daugherty as to the legal limits
within which such associations could
operate. Mr. Daugherty in reply
holds that their activities do not con
travene the provisions of the anti
trust act unless in actual practice they
suppress competition, curtail produe
tion or enhance prices. They may
standardize grades, quality and proc
esses; furnish information as to t&
nanelal responsibility ; handle insur
ance and engage in co-operative ad.
vertising; gather statistics of produc
tion, distribution and wages for tht.
information of the secretary of coin
merce; and they may provide a stand
ard system of cost accounting, bmn
should be warned to guard against
uniform cost as to any item of ex.
TT APPEAR.S likely there will be a
general strike of coal miners on
April 1 unless' it is prevented by gov.
ernmnent Intervention. The United
Mine Workers of Anerica are in con
vention in Indianapolis and have re,
ceived the report of the scale com.
mittee positively declaring against the
wage redunctions which have been deg.
imnded by the operators. Indeed,
some increases are asked by the tnen
though they do lint demnud the six.
hour day and live-day week. The re
"In event no agreement la reached
by April 1, we declare in favor of a
general suspension of mining opera,
tions, such action heing subject to a
re'erendumi vote of the membership
of the United Mine Workers of Amer
ica, such referendum to be held prior
to March 31."
REIIGIOUS factions in Belfast
fought bitterly throughout th',
week and about two score persons were.
killed and mnny wounded. The British
troops there took a hand in the melee,
makinlg bayonet clhairges on both sides
Impartially, but were unable to stop
the snilinug anmd homib thiirowing.
-MAichael Collins, headi( of the Irish
Frnee State, wemit to I~ondon and after
a conferemnce withI Sir James Craig
annmouniced tliat they had agreed upon01
the appiolintmenit oif lisoni comis-5
sbuns fr'om t' iFree Sta te anid Ulster
that will patrol thle frontier and4 lpre.
vent bloodlshed. Ie also5) 11( aid e h1114
Secured tihe release of thle kc idnaped
Ulsterli es. Th~e evcunt(~ion11) of lthe
Free State by firitish troop)s had1( been
hallted, hut oin .AirI. ('ollins' re4pr'esenmt a.
tions It wais resumidu.
F1I0OM Paris comes the predleton
I'that the confiler'ence 4on the
economic rehabillitatlin of iluropne will
lie postponed11'4 untti Alay13, and14 shifted
probably fromi Genoa to lbome. M~l an
or Vner~ona. Th'le reaso ns adv'a n'ed arao
the delay in forming a new [talian11
govemnnenit, the Insist ence of F~rance
on1 a pirelimiiary meeting to deeldle
oni the aigenda,~i and -thle alleged fact
that the United States will not dle.
terilne tihe extent oft its participafltioni
until the senate hats acted on thie Wash
igton)1 con ference treaties.
The Germain d ielegation to the con,
ference, whieh will be hieadled by Dr.
WValthier Itaithieniau, foreign ininister,
will lie amned withl elabhoratle argu.
mentis to pnrov~e tiiiat thle nreparations~
elaiuises in thle treamty of Ver'saillles miust
lie abanudonedl onr radienlly alteried if
tihe fiunnil sailvaion1 of l'turope I.s
to be acc'(omlishmi104. itatIhenau I's iden
ia that the itecrests of aill will be buest
soerved' If t here is almosn4)t ai comlete
(essa1t1in of paymnents duingl 1922 anji
if Geruiany Is pe'rmittedl to pay in
goodls jind wuork instead of cash.
HU(GO STPINNIES, Industrial muag.
H mnte, leanedl on Wednesday that
lie is riot ,o mtuch temaster ofQer.
ninny as lhe thought. After a debate
in the relchstag In which he and hia
Peoples' party were biltterly assailed
the government w"as given a vote of
.confideince. This was a victory not
only for Chancellor Wir-tb but also
for D~octor Itathienatu andu the indus
trial group that is opposed to Stinnes.
A NOTiIllIE of the gangs of swin
dier's thait pre'y (1n ioiramit fonreign
resideiit s htas been uncovered, ti&
tine in Chicago. The'victims were dhe.
frn'nded o1f millions of dlolilrs by means
comnparable to those employed by
PonzAI of Itoston. Moist of tile mem
hem's of the gang are uinder' arr'est and
the piollee are close on the trail of the
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