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Hopes to Avert U. S. G. A.
Split — Players Quoted.
A* the :t!ae. approaches for the annual
meeting* of the United States and the
■ sterr. coir associations local devotees
af the cx-tnc are becoming' mote and more
concerned for its future welfare. A gen
eral topi? of discussion these days ; it;
whether or not the Western body will vote
to increase its geographical lines to all of
North AtperJca and also change its came
rrsna Western to American.
The Western golfers have been accused
of looking for fight. Certainly tome of the
Sifcpstcbe-s that have come from that quar
ter recently would seem to indicate as
much, On the other hand. Easterners al
most to a man appear to favor extending
the cllve branch and even granting liberal
concessions In preference to throwing the
country Into a golf war. That the \Vert
has determined to adopt an ag^resstvo
policy at Its coming annual meeting, to be
held in Chicago on January 15. seems to be
renerally conceded. A letter recently re
ceived from a !eodia« Western golfer reads
vi part as follower
Th* Western Golf Association meeting is
P-OS to be a livjy one. with the lew
United States Golf Association partisan
being run ov«ir with a steam roller. You
can a!so take It from- me that the United
States Golf Association mf^ting in New
York is certain to prove another lively af
fair, and there may be some real Western
*"ts cm hand to say right out loud in meet
ing Just waat they think. The West grave
the United States Golf Association a year
to tret Its house in order, but 41 Trouid not
heed the handwriting en the wall.
A recent action by Cincinnati gilfers
fbows that Chlcaco fas ceased to be the
only etroa«hold of the insurgents. It Is as-
Ferted that the Cincirnatl srolfers will vote
olidly for the proposed amendments at the
"Western meettas. believing that the United
States Colt Association lias displayed both
an unfair and unorosressive spirit. Late ad
vices from Chicago are thai, the vote at the
rceetinz wiil be overwhelmingly in favor of
the amendments. I
It^twrrt C. Watson, s-ecretary cf the United
States Golf Association. In di=nise:ng the
filiation yesterday, admitted that officials
of the organization were at work trying to
formulate some plan with a view to bring
ing about harmony. He ttld that process
was being made along several lines, a!
though thu-? far a.U appeared to have their
faults. la his opinion, just what action will
be taken at the annual nw^tir.ir in this eit>
must to a preater or less extent hinge on
The move made in the West. Furthermore,
fee believes that the United States Golf As-
Eocisxloi; meeting will be of such impor
tance, with so. many vital questions to be
t-ettieS. that ix will be impossible to do
everj-thinr at that time. Consequently be
thinks c«n6!derab!e kmtecai will have to bo
transacted Ijv the executive committee at
fome future date.
Amonz the chanEes to be suggested at
the meeting here on January 21 will be to
<Jn sway wftk tJ:e two classes of member
ship. The cry was raised years ego in the
■*•%>?♦ against th*- "associate" and "'allied"
-distinction, but thus far it has been the
Judgment of th« parent body that any other
form of government would be unwise. It
lias alto been susrested to divide the coun
try into four parts— North. East. South and
West— giving each an equal voting pw^r.
This is also bound to meet with viperous
In the opinion of a local golfer who has
Wn studying the problem for .years, the
time hap at last arrived when' the West Is
rot only threatening-, but is actually
nnsious to break away from the fold. He
csclares that the Westerners don't 'want to
'a* conciliated; that, they have become
• Btaatr" in On belief that' because of the
ra.pi<l growth and spread of the game be
yond th«* Alicghani^s it is on)'.- a question
of a itvr rears «n.t!J .they will form the real
centre and EtrcngtS" eff golf in America.
•"It eeetns to mt that the West Is unnec
■»ssarily disturbed." observed F.S. Wheeltr.
c member of the executive committee of
the Metropolitan Golf Associarion. Contin
uing, he said: i
"I do not =<!■• how we could have more
than on- recognized rule making body.
Neither do I hi any good reason for the
Threatened breach between the United
States Go!f Association and the Western
Oo]f Association. There has never been
any diFpcsition m .Jie part of the parent
'i-garjization la ride roughchod over the
West, ■ \ich appears to be a trifle touchy.
Then, again, tiie Wen in some things is a
little new. and undoubtedly takes the
wrens conception of the situation. Thai.
keen, competitive spirit is more apparent
out there, both on and off the links. This
is quite different from the East, where a
pood match ~is probably enjoyed just . as.
roach, though this phase is made subsid
iary to Of, sport and recreation side, which
comes first. Rather than have the two sec-
Tiers pulling io opposite directions, how
ever. I would rather see all ciubs placed
on an eq?ial voting basis. It might even
be advisable for the United States Golf
Association to make concessions in a dig
nified manner, tlicugii this might cot prove
practicable should the Western body carry
out certain moves now contemplated."
H. V K'-'i', preeid of the New Jer
*•■• State Golf Association, in a conversa
tion wit}} ttie writer, mid:
• In a en*'- liie this it seems to me that
T*-asonaiil«i concessions should be made by
bath sides rather thin l.aye the beat inter
ests of tie game jeopardized. it is an
• questionably t referable, though, to have
the mar.g.jemcnt cf the sport in wise
hands, as represented by a few of the big
crcts. If;tb«* constitution of the United
Ftates Coif Association should be changed
to as to (Ssvt all the Uttle clubs equal vot
\zs pn\-j3«sef, I am afraid our annual
meetings v»ou!d not be the orderly affairs
• -y have! been up to the present time. In
that way *• might easily be possible for a
lot <•; tiie'j smaller fry that had not given
I.VCLi:t>TN<; tSUCH . . j-^aENTATIVE
'jlA^XcmiAZ • ■!•:: HARTFORD
f-ozicia ! • tiAYTor;
won* ; AMERICAN' -».
AruS trary ether well fcacwa tna!i?s In
*H «yi«r«, iiuosboutE. Roadsters. Tour
«-« Car* p.c<j Umoutlnej. ,-*.;
ALL AT marvelously
O-r nankin tVrso m, r«iu*«t>*ive» uriots
t cars.
215-17 W. 48TH ST.,
s>st #r •••.- . ;..-.■
fhl\a... Ch.l;*jj;, £.'*■ kouli, Kansas City.
much thought to matters of vital irnpor-*
tance being Influenced by some goo<-- talker
and casting their ballots in favor of some
thing detrimental to the association.
Rather than an open split, I certainly
would favor putting all cub* on an equal
basis, if by so doing: war could be averted,
though with *uch a plan in operation the
most careful manipulation would purely b«
necessary. So far as the West being dis
gruntled in nat having more to a*y in the
management cf the parent body, if I am
not mistaken a few years ago the presi
dency was offered to a Chicago man, who
refused to accept a nomination. I think the
reins of government thus far have been In
good hands." -----
A local man, long identified ■with the in
ter movements of the United States Golf
Association, who did not wish hifi name
mentioned at this tim«. spoke on this all
absorbing (subject as follows:
"I have always thought that there has
been a certain amount of justtee in the
claims from out Chicago way, to the effect
that the United States Golf Association
has not been national enough in iU? scope,
etc Where the West has made a mistake
has teen in its abusive and unfair attacks
upon certain persons prominently con
nected with the national organization. It
cannot be denied. however, when the kick
ers point out that . two-thirds of the na
tional championships have been decided
in the East; that only one annual meeting
has been held in the West: that, with rare
exceptions, an the executive sessions have
been convened hereabouts, the control dots
seem to have' been a trifle on«-sio>d. On
the other hand, I feel certain— in fact, I
— that there never has been any in
tention on the part of the. East or persons
In the East to commit any slight.
"With the We.st feeling as it do*?, there
are those in close accord -with the inner
workings of the national body who. in the
interests of harmony, telleve that it would
be a wise move to take some steps toward
broadening the scope of the United States
Golf Association; In other words, making
It more rational. . "Why all this talk about
equal voting privileges, anyway? I don't
believe there is a single allied club that
would hesitate for an instant about paying
the extra, dues necessary to become an as
scciate member it it saw any vantage by
so doing. it is not a question of dues.
Take a club in Arizona, for instance. In
recognition of associate standing the Ari
zena club would have the privilege of
sending a voting delegate to the annual
meeting in New York, which usually lasts
about two hours. Do you suppose any
man its anxious to travel three thousand
miles for that? No; I believe two elapses
of membership* are necessary, but I also
maintain that every effort should be made
to have the associate form more desirable.
"As for having the national organization
divided into four sections, preferably the
North, East, South and West,. such a plan
is nonsensical. It certainly would not work
out with regard to the championships
along lines suggested, to have each of the
four sections hold trial tournaments. Sup
ln>i-i we should have all kinds of local
championships— clubs holding qualification
tests There would be no justice in having
some one big club, like Garden City, for
instance, with a. number of high class play
er* only having the privilege of producing
one man who would qualify, the same as
some Southern representative. - who might
not be iO the same class or even as strong
ac several of those eliminated in til© Gar
den City test. The Garden City X club is
merely used as an illustration, as there
are many other large organizations, both
East and West, that would be in the sanja
"Then take this sectional idea with ref
erence to the voting problem. Nothing
would be gained by having small districts
enjoying equal representation with the
larger and thinking sections, that have
made the welfare of tha game a study ever
since its inception in this country. It is
easy enough to criticise, but quite another
matter to mend. While, as -I -said in the
beginning, a broader scope is desirable,
yet there appear to be many hazards that
tend to militate against any of them being
successfully put into practice."
Committee Suggests Solution
of Football Ticket Pazde.
Boston. Jan. 1. — Suggestions iooking tow
aid a sMrnk'n of the problem of the distri
bution of tickets for important football
games iit Harvard, und especially for the
annual content wit?) Tale, are ma«lt> in a
report of a special committee of the Har
vard Club, of this city, which investigated
the methods employed for the recent game.
The committee's conclusions are that
there should be a reduction in the nnnsbef
of specially awarded seats; that tickets for
members of the Harvard Athletic Associa
tion should be abolished; that freshmen and
sophomores should be limited to one ticket
eaili. and that university officers should be
classed with graduates.
There were 39.000 seats in the stadium
for the game of November 20. 1909, of
which Tale took 1*5.000. Tliere was an un
usual demand for seats, running above
50.000, and many complaints reached the
management after the game from those
who were unable to obtain seats, but who
were apparently entitled to them.
Dayton, Ohio, Jan. — William Breide
r.acri. of the All-German bowling team of
this city, to-day made a perfect score— 3oo.
The New 1910
STRAIGHT FRONT AXLE-over 10 inch clearance-
A Marvelous Hill Climber
Almost Any Hills on High
PRICE $5,800 complete
The result of Mons. Louis Renault's particular study of the con
ditions to be met in this country. About the same price as the high
grade American car, but you get at least 25 per cent, more value in
Improvements. The first "SPECIAL THROUGHOUT CAR" for
American Roads.. ; .
Be Sure You See It Before You Place Your Order for 1910.
Paul Lacroix, General Manager
1776 Broadway f(s7thf (57th St.), New York. Phone, 8171-CoI.
United States Leads World in
Practical Improvement.
Never before In the history of the United
States— perhaps not in the world— there
been such widespread interest and practi
cal activity for good roads us is th« case
to-<3ay. The good roads conventions that
have been held during the last year have
been remarkable, not only in number, but
in the results accomplished. In the South
sentiment for Improved highways sias crys
tallized into definite action, in most cases
being led by the governors and leading
state officials. Many miles of new roads
are now about to be built, hundreds of
miles are already enter improvement and
substantial appropriations have been voted
by scores of counties and townships.
In mileage the United : States has the
'greatest system of roads which any coun
try has possessed, since the world began.
According to a careful road censue, the
length of all our roads is 2.135.000
miles. The annual expenditure on these
roads is approximately ?»0.000,000. Road
administration has been- placed on a prac
tical basis in about half the states of
'the Union, comprising the New England
States, New York. Penn?ylvania.-N«w Jer
sey. Delaware, Maryland. Virginia. West
Virginia, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Wiscon
sin, Minnesota, Missouri, Kansas, Cali
fornia and Washington. These have
adopted in principle or practice the sys
tem of centralizing under a state highway
department the road work of the Ftate,
thereby securing uniformity in methods,
economy in administration and skill In
Conventions have been held in Louis
iana, Mississippi, Tenness**. Virginia.
ArKansas. North Carolina and Georgia ; on
tho Pacific Coast Seattle had the first
conference of roaa builders. The Ameri
can Road Makers' Association held its
sixth annual convention in Columbus.
Cleveland was the scene of the second an
nual National Good ■ Roads Convention,
which, organized the previous year by
the American Automobile Association in
a big convection In Buffalo, is now ably
supported by the National Grange, United
States Office of rublie Roads, farmers*
clubs of the country and every other Mdy
actively at work in the good roads propa
ganda. It has been" a year of good roads
conventions, and the meeings already
planned for the coming year indicate that
the work for good roads will reach a
higher standard of efficiency in 1910 than
ever before.
The much maligned automobile has
played an important part in this great
movement for serviceable highways. Once
The New
Has Just Arrived
Motor cast in pairs 4 1 /ix4i4» Valve
in head construction. Five pas
senger touring car with magneto
and 5 lamps.
PRJCE $1,400
(F. O. B. Factory)
Prompt Deliveries
30 H. P. Limousine or Landaulet
mounted on Model 17 chassis.
PRICE $2,750
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Limcusine Bodies for Model 17
cars. In stock. Blue. Green, Ma
Special Show Exhibit of all
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our salesrooms.
Buick Motor Company
Broadway at 55 th St.,
New York
42 Flatbush Aye., " 232 Halsey St,
Brooklyn Newark
're«arded an the enemy of ■ roads, ' and. in
some measure, of mankind, the. benefits of
the motor vehicle are now acknowledged
as of inestimable value. if the automo
bile aroused discussion and criticism by
destroying the roads considered good
enough for the last areneratlon. .it is now
widely recognised "as me forerunner of
better roads-. It has forced the road
builders and "engineers to deal with new
problems, the old system of high dans
construction has been revolutionized and
the methods, of proper maintenance are
being et-B(31«d with more care. . ,
George C. Dtehl. chairman of the good
roads board of the American Automobile
Association. epoV.e very truly when be said
at. one of the reerr.t conrentlons:
A great deal has been said about auto
mobiles ruining the roads. Automobiles
do disintegrate th« water bound road. But
the interesting tact i* that automobiles
have come to. stay; It is only a question
of time when th«- atuomooue will- be, used
in hauling farm products. Then -when we
have arrived at the question of proper
read corf-truction. we can say that the
automobile not only solve? the problem of
rapid travel, but bM also solved the
problem of road maintenance. ,*
And as the farmers in the Western starrs
are becoming enthusiastic automobile own
ers, realizing the benefits of the. motor
vehicle for purposes of economy, pleasure
and business, they are virtually looking
upon the scorl roadt» problem in the same
light as the motorist, and with these two
forces of the country working in harmony
great changes for ttie national good are
certain to result.' i.. •'J..-.^'
An important meeting of the American
Automobile AN>c*Ciation good roads board
has been called for Thursday by George
C. Diehl at the national headquarters, .so.
437 Fifth avenue.
.' ■* ♦
\pff jjrflu beg to submit "that so
mSM slowly has the automobile educa
vC^w^ '! tionof the people progressed that marvy
i ■ 1 still refer to any car under $3,000 as a/
/'cheap car.'* They do so thoughtlessly and unknow
ingly. They have been in the habit of paying excess
prices so long that it is inconceivable to them that
a good car can be built for less. Yet a moment's
thought will convince them of their error. \
Any automobile at $3,000 and
'over is high priced. Any pleasure vehicle
for land use outside of a Pullman palace car is high
priced at $3,000, and the higher the prices go the
more expensive the luxury. As a matter of fact,
prices on automobiles have been held up by the
public itself simply because the public has bought
right and left on the basis of appearance and say-so
end without any regard to analysis of 'actual worth.
1 About $20,000,000 of Mitchells
are at present in operation. There are thou
sands of satisfied Mitchell owners, Yet the Mitchell
Motor Car Company has never asked over $2,000
for" its highest priced car, and the car at that par
ticular price happens to be a magnificent, classy six
cylinder seven passenger automobile, and second to no
car at any price. ■ m
Vet the materials used in the
manufacture of the Mitchell are the very
finest the world produces — the very same qualities
tha,t are- used in the best or the $4,000, the $5,000
and even' higher priced cars. . Still, because we have
not followed the lead of others and hcli our cars at
mere money than, they arc worth, our competitors
arc pleased to- refer to the, Mitchell as "a good cheap
car." if that is the/basis of figurin-g then the whole
calculation of value must be revolutionized. Why:,
the Mitchell could be readily sold at twice its regular
list prices, but whar satisfaction? would there be in
that to the Mitchell Motor Car Company? We
know in our hearts that before 1910 is well along in
history people will be* offering premiums to secure*
a Mitchell, yet regardless of how great the premium
! may be, it will accomplish no more than the reg
ular price, for we cannot possibly make more than
6,000 cars all told, and they were all sold to agenda
three mo.nths ago.
The Mitchell Line will be jff»& #L ## jff *, 4& 4^ - Paris Branches;
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Space 22,. Main Floor. 0 <%-&- j%- 4+^* smcaucw^wiwi
Dec. 3M to Jan. 7th. St&J/W,lV&.tl.J.jf. Pries F.O. R Rndne
New York Distributers: . Mitchell Motor Co. of New York, 1876 Broadway
Wheel MarK of Civilization
So Says Charles E. Duryea in Discussing the Impor
tance of Bearings.
The wheel is the insignia, of civilization.
The barbarian does not use wheels, and the
higher the civilization the more wheels are
to be found. With practically every wheel
some, form of journal or bearing for Its
axis must be provided, and whether this
bearing turns easily or with difficulty Is: a
matter of considerable importance. This
importance was best recognized by the
public when they reg-an to use the bicycle,
and it is to the bicycle that we owe the
row almost universal use of ball and roller
bearings in all t)*pM of machinery where
a savins of power is a matter of Impor
In the motor vehicle as constructed to
day we find three general types of bear-
Ings, viz: the plain, which has been known
and used for ages past: the roller and th-j
ball bearing, both of which, although lons
known, have only in recent years been
produced sufficiently cheap arid good to
warrant general adoption.
In early mill work both shaft and bearing
box were frequently; of wood, and the same
condition as found in the vehicle practice.
Homer tells us of brazen chariot wheels,
and that such existed two or three thou
Silent as the Foot of Time
sand years ego has been proved by finding
occasional examples- of them, but in gen
eral the wcod wheel en the wood axle was
the common form which existed down to
the memory of the present generation.
Metal to metal next followed, and choice
el metal so as to get those of least reslst
eaee to the work has become more com
mon. To-day, in automobile* practice, the
■Mcl shafts of the engine or of the parts
are quite commonly tmbeddal in brenze or
■white metal boxes. These arc given large
surface and well provided with oil, the In
tent being to preserve a film ©f oil between
the two metals, so that th- shaft really
floats on the oil film, with little ox no fric
tion, instead cf rubbing -•?- -•" the metal
of the bearing-. Where this Weal condition
can be preserved the plain bearing leaves
little improvement to be sought for. but
unfortunately, part..ularly in autcmobile
work. It Is not always possible to have the
structure so rigid that the shaft and its
bearings will remain perfectly in line and
true with each other, so tha; this oil film
of considerable length remains the same
thickness through^ 1 ::. The twisting and
straining a:" the parts will throw the metals
No car— no matter what its price
—can be called cheap if the best materials
in the world arc used in its making— likewise the
highest form of construction — the most artistic do*
signs—the most finished finish. Because you ask—
and can get— from, $4; 000 to $5,000 for a motor
car, that is not proof that it is superior. Price
proves rtothingi but constant use, constant efficiency and s
constant satisfaction prove everything.
It is the constant me and the
constant sa'isfacticn that have proved the
Mctcheii, and^because we have seen fit to improve
upon our own handicraft without adding a penny
to the prices, some of our esteemed competitors see
therein evidence that our tast season's cars were not
what they should have been. Fudge! Tho maa
who doesn't improve stands still and goes backwards.
We have gone steadily ahead and the year 1910
shows such dcxclopment that we could scil by wire in
4S hours rive thousand more cars than we can make;
The 1910 Mitchell is a low Cost,
High-CVass car. The lowering of the body
nearer the ground gives the smart rakish appearance
which smart tastes demand — the new lines of body
design answer th© public wish for styla— the new
tone of finish answers the cry for polish and refine
ment — the change in the radiator and hood design
tills the desire for neatness and the silencing of the
motor answers the cry for Silence.
There is no car in the world
that is cias-icr or smarter than the Mitchell.
It contains every element of greatness that money can
buw The richest man on earth will be proud to
own one and the low cost of this Jiigh"*cla» car is
proof simply that this c< ncern is building THE
Mitahcll Six — 50 horse-power, 130 inch wheel base, seven
passengers, touFing or cose coupled body $2*ooo
Mitchell "T" — 35 horse-power, hve passengers, 112 inch
wheel base, close coupled or touring body $1,350
Mitchell S \R" — Roadster, 30-35 horse-power, three pa»
iXCRers, 100 inch wheel -base, body options, rumble
seat, surrey s«at. runabout deck $1,100
into contact and start then «ntttn> with
great Increase of friction, whicH n«R b*»
* avoided at all ba«ards by tlie declaims.
: Plain >*r!n?» are. therefor*.' restricted
•Jmoat .-,... •• to structures like tha engine
shaft, where the bearings an be lons and,
close together, aid tae en*ia« cast *
frame quite rigid, which Insures the per
i feet working <©n<lltion.
In other ptacea. lilia the transmission anA
differential gear cases and the wheels, bait
or roller bearirxs3 are usually gtren p*«f
i erence.
In the?* forms the bearing box is larger.
: and between it and the shaft He rollers or
'< balls which serve as wheels for th« shaft
j to --•' ■-.. and which prevent that sliding
cf one metal upon another that cans«s tits
objectionable friction. As to choice between
the two forms tter* Is tittle to say. Each
ban has but a potnt of contact, while «ac!i
roller haa a line of contact, and en this ae>
count rcn?r bearings will carry lancw
loads than will ball bearings. But the roll
ers must be kept parallel to the shaft, or
they win not roll properly, while the baa.
fcetey round every dtrecttou, needs ao
such car©. On this account tlwre.ts much
division of opinion as to which is .1.. better
bearing, bat in general the roller ts gjv^t
preference for heavy work and the ban tor
light work.
Boston. Jan. 1. — a gam" in which beta
•*d*s showed poor team wore ts« Mass*'
chusetts ■.-.,-:• ■' T^chnolocy defeats*
Dartmouth •• hocx-v -m the Brae Bm
Country Club rink here to-d»y. by & scor*
of 1 goal to •«. Two tw«nty-Quo n« periods
were played. BBBBSflll

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