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S x'HE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAI SATURDAY EVENING, MAY 1, 1920 " t I May 1 to 8 MiaB L - Micyde - Veelk 'May 1 to8 jf, ((fb JHlzS WITHOUT OAS By This m Plate" Yo Wi" KnDw Mm y'v 4 Girls Bicycle Club Finds Enjoyment in INDEX ij5 OUSport. RirYPT F5 xiX iiiJiiiiiiifiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii HPHERE are more people riding bicycles today than ever before. For no other mode of transportation is more healthful more convenient more fun more economical. To the weak it brings strength. To the tired it brings recrea tion. To the laboreritbringseconomyand independence. And to all it brings clean, invigorating exercise and a bigger love of the zest of life. Columbia Harley-Davidson National and Shawnee Bicycles Shawnee Cycle Co. One Fourteen East Seventh Standard Merchandise. Real Service. Take Long Trips Races at Local Parks May 8 A group of lively Topeka girls are getting much enjoyment out of life by a method unusual with girls of the present day as it does not include expensive clothes, elaborate entertain ment, motor cars or much money. They have found it possible to have good times on a vehicle that requires no gasoline for its locomotion, but merely an active pair of human pedals. For their means of joy getting is thru the "bike." , Have "Catchy" Slogan. "Catch us if you can," is the slogan of the Girls' Bicycle club, which was organized in Topeka last fall, and has been enjoying the outdoors much more frequently than most Topekans have the opportunity of doing. Girls between the ages of 10 and 16 belong, most of them school girls who several times a week take "bike" trips after school-hours. "At 4 o'clock this afternoon our bunch is going to start for Wakarusa, Miss Maude Thompson 117 5 Grand avenue, president of the club, said to day. "That is, If the weather is nice, and w will stay in "Wakarusa until late Sunday afternoon and ride our 'bikes' home. "We get outdoors and out In the country so much more now than we did before we had our club," Miss Thompson said. "Last fall we had lota of swims and tennis games at Gage park that we wouldn't have had time for if we hadn't our bicycles to take us there in so short a time We're ' planning great times this spring." " - Memebers of the Club. Miss Helen Washburn, 11S7 Wash burn avenue, s secretary of "the club, and Miss Quenia. Caldwell Is treas urer. Among the oher members are: Loretta Arens, Genevieve Caramain, Ruth Caldwell, Mildred Graves, Char- lean Hill, Ruth Lohrer, Mary Lloyd, Adlean Newell, Ethel Scahs, Mary Vogel, Helen Voigt, Helen Whittelsy, Francis Strieby, Mary White, Mar garet Smith, Hazel Fonster and Eliza beth Jackson. x ' ' . - - The girls will celebrate national bi cycle week. May 3 to 8, by talking bicycles as well as riding them. Sat urday, May 8, the girls will have bi cycle races at one of the local parks, with prizes in bicycle supplies and cash for the winners. WHEELS NOT MUCH HIGHER. Really Chrafier Compared to Other Articles and to Wages. Bicycles have increased in price less than have many other commodities, less than the average earnings of those ' who buy bicycles. It is no harder to sell bicycles nowadays, than it was in 1914 at 1914 prices, dealers say. Prices of bicycles have increased 84 per cent, but comparison of this. In crease with that of other prices is in teresting. Lumber and building ma terials according to figures compiled by the United States department of labor have increased In price 168 per cent. House furnishing goods have gone gone up 224 per cent. Clothing is two and a half times as expensive. Farm products that sold for $1 six years ago now sell for $2jJ6. In 1914 a bale of cotton would just about pay for a bicycle. Today that same bale will buy two bicycles and one pair of extra tires, a horn and a lamp, with a square meal thrown In, according to dealers. Farm hands, mechanics and all classes of working men are receiving higher wages today than ever before, and are in better position to buy bicycles now at the new prices than they were in 1914 at eld prices, it is said. " " ' 7 vt Are the latest development in bicycle construction. Our first ship ment, including models for the ladies, and some for the little folks, has arrived. LOST! Another shipment of 75 INDEX BICYCLES, some of them New and Exclusive Models, has been lost in transit. We had expected them in time to be introduced to the public during NATIONAL BICYCLE WEEK. IN THE MEANTIME we will continue to sell Nonpareil, Diamond, Princeton, Liberty Flyer, Crown, Rugby and Cyco Bicycles at "Before the Advance" prices, from the largest stock in Topeka. SATURDAY, May 8th, promptly at 5:15 P. M. a well known person will leave our store riding an INDEX Bicycle. He will carry a $10 gold piece, and several cards which will be thrown out or hidden at various places about the city. Some of these cards will entitle the bearer to Tires, etc. - The $10 Gold Piece will be hid den somewhere between the store and the end of the ride and will belong to the person who finds it. At the end of the ride of the mysterious person every bicyclist is invited to attend our PEANUT PARTY. The CATCH US IF YOU CAN Bicycle Club will have charge of the party and the awarding of the prizes. GET YOUR BIKE AND JOIN THE CROWD Can You Find Them. Somebody Will A $10.00 GOLD PIECE BICYCLE TIRES SADDLES LIGHTS BELLS, ETC. Read TOPEKA'S LEADING BICYCLE SHOP I i ONE-O-SIX EAST SIXTH s' n fc Th Is the Best Bicycle B ecause The bearings are turned from solid bars of steel, properly hardened and ground and will wear for years. The frames are built of 18 gauge seamless tub ing no oval tubing used in Pierce frames round tubing is stronger cast steel crank bracket forged fork ends. The Forks Plate crown construction seamless steel fork sides, full nickeled fork stem made of 13 gauge seamless tubing, 100 stronger than in any other Bicycle. All equipment Tires, Saddles, Pedals, etc. the highest grade. of Order Your Pierce Today! "The Art of Bicycle Riding" By Fred St. Onge America's foremost exponent of Bicycling. Ask for a copy of this Booklet it's free. Mr. St. Onge is a bicyclist of over 30 years experience, he tells you things you should know about bicycling. How to select and adjust your Bicycle. How to do trick or fancy riding, etc. Topeka Stamp & Cycle Co. W. w. Marlett, Prop. New Location, 931 Kansas Phone. 14S6 On Time A million workers make the trip to and from work a pleasure and recreation by Riding a Bicycle. Do you ? They live in the clean, quiet suburbs where liv ing costs are less, and let their wheels Save their car fare. They arrive On Time. Do you ? They earn more money because the healthful exercise of riding enables them to do better work and more of it. " Do you? Ride a Dayton Bicycle SNYDER'S BICYCLE SHOP GENERAL. REPAIRING. - ." Phone 3584 915J4 Kan. Ave. Bide a Qlajclc Don't forget the little kiddies. Fairy, Brownie and Columbia Boycycles.. Shawnee Cycle Company One Fourteen East Seventh Standard Merchandise Real Service H II r&m FBBB n 1 mit nv Una nk m m m mmm i nt tvANS rmm cycle CHARLEY SMALL NORTH TOPEKA, KANSAS Near Post Office, Best grade Tires Good grade dQ.OO Tires tpp3 Best Motor bikes. . . . . Good Double Bar $47 $45 Second-hand Bicycles, from $15toJ30 Repair Work at - Popular Prices. A Reliable Mount at a Small Amount! The Evans Power Cycle is as handy as a Bicycle and as ef ficient as a Motorcycle. It is very economical to maintain and will travel 80 to 100 miles on one gallon of gasoline. The lubri , eating oil is mixed with the gasoline before pouring into the tank, in the proportion of 16 to 1, and the rider can easily go 1,000 miles on one quart of oil. This is a big item in con nection with the reasonable initial cost of the EVANS which appeals favorably to the average bicycle and street car rider. Men who do a great deal of walking or traveling by street . cars should be especially interested in the Evans Power Cycle, because it means time and money.jiaved to them. Come in and let us show you many other interesting features " it has. l!!lll!Iliiniinii!!l!III!!l!!!Ill!!i!lllIi!ll!lilll!i!!III!Iili!!!!!l!i;i!!innilI THE POPULAR PRICE BICYCLE SHOP E. R. FISK, Proprietor. 527 Jackson Street !