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The "Olds" Experiences All Kinds of Weather
A Fine Day Not Necessary for the Pleasures of Motoring. Hot Weather and Thunderstorms Only Add to the I nn?Car .Makes 97.6 Miles on Seven Oallons Gas, Despite Handicaps. By M. L. ELSASSER. You do not have to amit for a nice day to have fun with a car. The Oldsmobile proved that Tuesday. It was so hot ln the morning that you eould hardlv bear to sH ln thfl car Lf iding still, and it stonned -,i ia thc afternoon that you hardly se. thc road in front of - when you arc out, all of rt merely experiences ? ? ? exciting. That's thc fun of motonng. \\ nen nt m thc morning you may have evervthing planncd to the most minute detail. But when you come* home at night you have usually had a lot of adventures. You may have found Fome Fpot that you had not seen before, or you may have lost the road. But something interesting is eure to happen when you are out in For instance, we started out with the Oldsmobile Tuesday morning at We took a spin around town ? irting out in the country, ?Bfl thfl way tho car acted. Quick of aetion and smooth, it made ffie have no discomforts. On the Way. The city was too hot and the country too allufing for us to stay in town long, though. So we cut through ral Park, followed Seventh Ave? nue, crossed the 145th Street bridge oul on Mott Avenue. Wc :hrough Bronx Park, tinding it t fully cool, and came out on Pelham Road. Following the road, von catch frcquent glimpses of the sparkling bay. Pass I'elham Ifanor OU in the outskirts of New Roehelle. The jov of the ride was already in our blood. The cool breeze of the ?V was fanning our cheeks.and ?Tcenness and freshneas of every? thing added zest to the relief we all felt. , . Out of New Roehelle we took the ?road leading to Mamaron-ck. Pretty seasidfl place. with yacht cluhs, coun handsome residence* wore passed on the way. Riding is ly with a car that behaved as the Oldsmobile did that day. But the ran aml the ont* create such an appetite that once you feel thc first pangfl of hun? ter thore ifl no more joy for you till you have your lunch before you. On to (.reenwich. So it was with Iti. Wfl wore simply famished, l P*d Ib Mamar oneck for lunch. After lunch the ? r; to the. B ? again. with the happy iar to its motor, taking _ thi fragrant fields that sen Mamaroneck and I ce Andcrson's Ideas On Truth in Business Lflfl Anderson, commercial man? ager of Hupp Motor Car Corporation, iperation" before thc --. in _> - troit Stating tha: '>n as applied to the travelliBg salesman three aspecta- first, t ?> taraen the thfl house; the salesman and his cus third, I etweei one another, Mr. Anderson con sd: "lt ifl now generally accepted that the biggest fool in business is the foolfl himself into the be Uef that he can be anything bul th the people to whom be i ? ? t.nlden Rule I i even stronger than in morals, religion or ethics. "Hut there is a broader phaae of the cooperation ! etwet n thfl - er than merely or too ; harp in dealings. And this broadcr s< r\ice." I Rye. Still good roads through Port Chester, and then we were in the anaint little town of Greenwich, ( onn. It was just 1:55. The morning had simply flown. We had enjoyed the Oldsmobile so much that we bad gone further than we had ex Dfl-cted. We had almost no poor roads, and those had stretches that Wfl had struck had heen made so ? v the riding qaaliticfl of our car'thiit Wfl had no fatigue. Beautiful Greenwich Lake. In Greenwich we detoured, follow 1 ing Tark Avenue, a winding street topped hv overhanging chestnuts. We turned at North Street, following the road that led to Greenwich Lake. This was a charming epot. Blue water surrounded by gently rolling, wooded hills, fleecy clouds and myr iads of tiger lilies growing close to the water's edge completed the pic? ture. Even while we stopped to drink in the heauty of the place the clouds be? gan to take on a more threatening appearance, and the occasional -rrowla of thunder warned that a storm was brewing. So we hurried on toward Bedford. In an astonishingly short time the skv before us became inky black. We prCflacri the Oldsmobile to make tfood time. lt made good speed as easily as it had made the rest of the trip. But almost before we knew it the storm was upon us. The rain came down in perfect torrents and the thunder hoomed all around us. But we irot the top up and the curtains on with? out hardly a drop touching us. It must be said that the Oldsmobile top 1 is arranged very conveniently. Had it not been quickly and easily put ! up we would surely have been drenched, for it rained so that wc could hardly see the road. Enjoyinj- a Storm. We had no thought of seeking shel ti r even so. We were as comfort Bbk as we would have been in a I house. Besides, we had the fun of splaahlng around in the storm. The 1 heavenfl were beautiful, with their ? mystcrious coloring?inky clouds, . with a suggestion <>f dull green. An occasional tlash of lightning wouid light up the aky. We had turned off the North Street extension and were now on a bumpy little road that led through the hills. The road itself , was a rivulet, but the "Olds" did not falter, and even in the baek flflflri there was no shock from the ruts. We were going through the most beautiful country we had found that <lay, green hills and shadowy, shel terr-ii valirys as far Bfl vou could see. ' The storm'simply added fascination to it all. It cooled the air, too. So before we knew it we were in Willvs Entertains 60,000 at Circus Host to KO.OOO people?one-quarter of the entire population of Toledo? John N. Willvs, president of the Willys-Overland Company, of Toledo, entertained for thrflfl days, July 117, 28 -irid 1".', the fam-ilies of the 17*800 employes of the Willys-Overland Company, and those of several other Toledo factories associated with his big automobile plant, with six per formances of the Barnum & Bailey circus. I ot three days everything was free. from the tickets admittingtheir bearera to sideshows, managerie ftut and main attractions, even to ear tickets to and from the circus. Each eniploye waa preaented arith three admission tickets and .mx car tarea. Sixty thoDaand ;i Inusaion and 120*000 streetcar tickets were apeciall*/ printed for the occa Bion and distributed. ! THE "OLDS" AT GRI-ENWICH LAKE. '-?4 Armonk, following the ever-wind ing roads?good roads again this I time?to Croton Lake. If you have never been to Croton Lake, go, for : i it is more beautiful each time you j see it than it was the time before. When we got to the lake the sun ! was just beginning to break through j : the clouds that had covered thc sky. I The trces and flowers were all frosh ; lv wash.d and fragrant, and the soft ' light on the water, with the blue i haze that was hovering over the I hills, made the pieture fairy-'ike. We passed through White Plains, i came out on North Broadway, turned ; into Central Avenue, running i through Van Cortlandt Park, and i finally . winging on to Riverside Drive. The sun was again shining,, just to give our day ? bright, happy < ending. it seemed, and the waters of ; tlie Hudson looked bluer than ever. It was 4t:30 when we got back to the Oldsmobile salt.-rooms. The' speedometer showed that we had ' gone 97.6 miles. but we were not tired. 1 The day had been so easy that we were re ally surprised when we saw ' ; we had covered that mueh ground, espeeially during such a storm. It had raincd almost the entire after ? noon and the roads had been running streams. We filled up the tank with ' gasolene to see how mueh we had ' used. The entire trip, including the ! run around town, had taken only 7 gallons of gasolene. That made an , j average of 18.9 miles to the gallon. < \ We were more than gratilied, consid ! ering the weather and the roads wc had gone over. _.-__-? New Lights Remove Blinding Glare With a desire to make night driv? ing safe for its own users as well as all ottter motorists, the Pierce-Arrow Motor Car Company has lateiy adopted a? part of its equipment the Sutterly offset rcfloetors. The principle of the Sutterly can readily bfl understood. The up? per and lower halves of the refleetor are each true paraboUc sections, but have different 1' .al lengths. Aa a result all the lipht is pro-, jected on the road and the level of the beam ifl reduced so as not to daz zle the eyes of other users of the highway. At 400 feet distant a man can be seen distinetlv. with thfl exception of his head. It. is poflsiblfl to drive OT walk toward these lights and fljet no bad glare unless the eye level is lowered to approximately three and a half feel from the road. Wh.-n thfl lights are full on they give | better light than the old type, and the abaencfl of glare makes it unnecessary to dmi them OH country roads. In cities where it is fldvisablfl to dim them they will be found to give a good "nght for slow speed , driving. ? SAMUE1 B. STEVENS. OE THE AMEKK AN DEFENCE SOCIETY. ?I I i| \\\i ** *? v -* ' rr ? 1 ?*? F" REMONT. THE MAKMON THAT SMASHED IHE TKANSt (1NTINEM AL KE( OKI). Samucl B. Stevens.'s transcontinental car, standing in front of the Hotel Kremont, Fremont, Neb. This car : niashcd all previous transconlinenta! records, making the trip from NflfW Vork t.i San Kramisco in ii daya, 18 hours and 30 minute*. Thfl man in tbfl car who has the white bandage on his arm il an observer. An observer went with UM car from every town to thfl ri.-xt. To save time. the arrangement was made that each obflflrnrer should hnve ? handage 081 his arnr, U) distinguish him from the rest of the crowd which invariably gathered to catch a glinpM of the car. In this way no time waa lost in picking up the right man. 32 Entries for Pike's Peak Climb Seven hours before the official closing time for entering cars in the rirst annuai Pike's Peak hillclimb on August 11 and 12, there were thirty ' two cars entered to compete for the | $1,200 Penrose trophy and the $4,800 j in cash prizes offered by the Pike's Peak Auto Highway Company. The I entries represented twenty makes of 'cars, all specials, and the list of I drivers included names known throughout the motoring world. The entries follow: , Cadillac, Brrnker; Studebaker. Morgan; Cadillac, Marksheffel; Grant, Jones; Chalmers, Stentz; Chalmers, Walden; Buick, McCoy; Hudson Supersix, Mulford; Wiscon sin, Weir; Hudson, Patterson; Dues enberg, Hughes; Pengeot, Hill; Milac, Whalen; Stutz, Puaray; De lage, Oldfleldj Maxwell, driver not announced; Ford, Peter*in; Path tinder, Hughson; Ford, Henry; Pack ard, Johnson; Ford, Spangkr; Peer less, driver not announced, Ford, Knowles; Giddings, Fei.erman; Stutz, driver not announced; Buick, driver not announced; Romano, Lent/.; Saxon, Wetmore; Peugeot, Mulford; Duesenberg, Buzane; Duesenberg, Buzane; Hudson, driver | not announced. f ABOVE) IIMtlNI. REAL (Ol NTRY_A_i*OOD PLACE TO FIML QUERIE5 AND ANSWERS Tkat co-operation ol the heads ol the various automobile service dcpartmvnts makes it possible for The Tribune to offer its readers expert advice on an\ question per talning to their cars. In this way evert question that is asked is an swered b\ a specialist. C. M. K.: I have a Studebaker 35, with Splitdorf magneto. It runs per fectly on battery at all speed-, but it will not run on magneto unic.-s at fifteen or twenty miles an hour. When I ajow down fnr any purpose I must switch to the battery or the en? gine will die. I have had the arma ture out, and the circuit is not open anywhere. The magnets have been recharged and everything has been done which should put it in good eondition, I have concluded that one or more coils in the armature wind ing are shorted out and will produce current enough only at high speed. If such is the case. what kind of in strument [fl Dflfld to test an armature for a short and where may I obtain one? It is hard to diagnose a case of this kind, for there are many condi? tions that might bring about the trouble you sptak of. Pint, th. ean nray be placed in reverse position, and this may be tested by rotating the armature just when it is ready to break away from the tields. This distance is about i.ne-sixt.-enth of an inch. At the same tmie the breaker must bfl in the aiivit:. tion and the platinum pointa about to onea. The proper rjiatai ca bctwean these points at full break .- 0.081 t ch. Although you state that magrnft have been fully eharged, it might be to check this item over again. Inasmuch as you cannot throttle duwn Udow lifteen miles an hour, it is possible that there is a slii'ht bat? tery current passing through the arniature winding. This would havfl a tendency to partly demagnetize the magnets. One method fre'iucntly used in testlng an arniature for open cir? cuit is to place a good arniature in sencs with an ammeter and it-volt battery. By eloeing the circuit a reading can bc obtained in amperas, aml this would be a proper reading for an arniature in satisfactory con? dition. Then place a defeCive arnia? ture in series with an ammeter and t.-volt battery and a higher reading in amparefl would denote a defect in the insulation of the wiring. In other words, there would be less ohniic resistance in a defective arnia? ture than in a good one.?C. E. Stan tial, manager Studebaker Service De? partment. B. L. M.: Would you recommend soda or lye to clean a radiator? I would adviae you to use soda, as lye is so strong it is likely to be hard on the metal. If the motor ifl started and allowed to run a few minutes before starting the car, will carbon trouble be averted? No. You are likely to have more carbon trouble than ever, because the oil is not burned up so fast as when the motor is pulling. So it is likely to splash up im the cylinders and eauflfl you more trouble tharr ever. In cold weather, however. it is arlflfl to let your motor run a few minutes beforfl vou start the car. as continued effortfl in trying to run the car when th.' motor is cold causes carboniza tion to take piace from the .-\r.-s~ amount >>f raw BBS ilene ar.d pour eombustion. W. F. Kussell. manager Buick Service Department. J. J. A.: My car weighs 3,200 pounds, and I have equipped it with ...x4-inch tires. Could I get more mileage out of tires 85x4% inchea. Ye.-. because the rated load for 34B l-inch tires is 3,150 pounds. Your car, with passengers. would weigh about 4,000 pounds. I arould then advise you to use tires 35x4 '. inchea. -C. E. Stantial, manager Studebaker Service Department. -* Apperson Climbs Toil House Hill Fresno, Cal., Aug. 7.?Har? ris Han.-hue, manager of the Los Angeles, Cal.. branch of the Apper? son Brothers Automobile Company, yesterday added another triumph t > the Apperson by climbing the fam? ous Toil House Hill at Fresno With gears oflkially seaied in second speed. The Toil House Hill is known all over the.Pacific Coast as one of thfl most treacherous and difficult in clines a car can be called upon to climb. The hill i.- sevan milfli lon'., full of dangeroui ruts, and at pres? ent is covered with a deep heavy dust. The steepelt ftari of the hill is about middlfl way- of the m.liii", and here the car ifl obliged to eovtr a rise of eighteen hundred feet in two miles. home ll.lll- lll 1'CUUH. 4?...' ??? v..^ ..._. CU ownad by thc famous batting star. and he dflclarflfl that it is his -_-_.-*__-_. t'avorite. Two other memhers of the Detroit team. Bobby Y.-aeh, the hard hitting left fielder. an.i "Big Spin" Stanage, | first string catcher for thfl Tigers, | also bought Dodgfl Brotlwri cars. 1 this year. J Proposed Code Iieing Distributed Safety First F:ederation Prepares Standard Code for Adoption. The much needed Standard Code of Traffic Regulations is now being distributed and is being filed with the state and municipal officials for feneral adoption, according to F. H. Illieu, executive secretary of the Safety First Federation of America. Recognizing the great need of some such code, the street traffic com? mittee of this federation had some of the foremost experts in America studying the situation _ for the last year and a half. The result of his study and investigation is the pro? posed code that is just released, This is comprehensive it, its scope, covering even the smallest details. It deals with the carrying of a li censi', with the regulation of lights. with the provision of brakes and warning signals. It prohibits the use of whistles, deals with unneces sary noise and smoke and defines the course to be taken in case of acci? dent. Its clauses are conservative, but at the same time comprehensive. For instance, in reference to speed, it merely states that "no person shall operate a motor vehicle in a reckless or careless manner, and shall have proper regard for the width, traffic and use of the thoroughfare, so as not to endanger the life or limb or the property of any person. No ve? hicle shall cross any street or make any turn at a rate of speed exceed ing one-half of the legal rate of speed." The code includes instructions about the right of way, how to drive slowly moving vehicles, the distance a vehicle may be from a streetcar, instructions to pedestrians, how to meet, pass and overtake other vehi? cles, and how to turn, stop and baek with no dangerto traffic. It includes regulations in parks, deals with safe? ty zones and parking, and covers ruies not only for motorists, but for bicyclists, streetcar drivers, pedes? trians and drivers of other vehicles. A uniform code of signals to be adopted by local legislative bodies for use in the regulation of traffic was recommended by the committee. This standard code of traffic signals and a uniform system of signs, sema phores and the like will be presented for approval by the street traffic committee at the annual convention nf the Safety First Federation, which is to be held in Baltimore in I)e cember. It is evident from the advices that are being received by the committee that this standard code of traffic reg-, ulations is already filling a long felt want. Every motorist will haii it with joy. ADVERTISFMKNT. CtEOGRAPHY All over thc map, from Buffalo, N. Y. toBangor.Me.,you'll find the most reliable garages and supply stations selling POLARIXE thc friction-proof, carbon*proof oil for all motors. lOOKfor* THIS SIGN m STANnARDOILCQ?QCf New Mitchell 6-40 Now on I.xhibitioc One of the first of the new I.;* cars to make its appt-arance or. tmt mobile row is the tstm model m 40 Mitchell Six, which is now on tt hibition in the Mitchf" :a!esi*>ja_i the Circle Building, Ceh_____r> O. cle, facing South. The Six... U t small ed ition of th_ I Ig .8-herM power Mitchell. It has a wht_! hxst of 120 inches and ia driven by a light and powerful long itroki ty by 5 inch motor of the high ipe.; high efficiency type. The cylinders are ot the "_."____ type east in block intflgraj with ii crankcase, which red'ices vibntk. appreciably. The car has s itr___.. line body, double .o\C, with strslght, clean rakish lines with r.o mo.ldir._i or stripes to come too?. The docn are extra wide front and back w;__ ample leg room in both the tonnet. and front seats. The upholsttris* is luxurious, and the eushions _ ten-inch thickness are eomfortibj slanted. One of the sccessibilit* features is a removahle Feat stoc; under the front cushion, giving rf markably free access to the drivi_? elements of the car. Among the other features of *J_ car is a power driven tire pump. i carburetor control hirtton on th' instrument board, an electric _M mounted under the ho. ,1, quick ac tion side curtains. one-man top, I two-piece rain vision ar________, vacuum gasolene system and a_uo lene gauge on the fuel tank, ah_: is located in the rear. News and Notes The grand prize, highest awavd for motor cars and trucks exhibit? 1 at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, purple and gold and bristling with oflicial ity, is in the office of H. H. Hillfl, sales manager of the Packard liotor Car Company. It reposes in the centre of a great banner of purple silk and gold, framed and always ci the job of impressing visitors. Cecil Hamelin Taylor, consulting engineer on the staff of the Republic Motor Truck Company, and alsu ofl the Curtiss Aeroplane Company. leaves this week on the Anierui 1 Line steamer for Engrland and France. Mr. Taylor will confer with Mro nautical engineers of Great Britain and Krance and conduct an investi gation into aeronautical develoo ments among the warring nation-. H<- will also give especial attention to motor development. The greatest evidence of the atti? tude of automobile manufacturers *.. give their customers ralofl n-reived mr their money is the general policy that is observed to-day in ref.-renee to admitting visiton to the fac tories, says Stewart McI>onald, of th'* Moori Motor Car Company at St. ' "The factory of the Moon Auto? mobile Company has always been open to vi.fttors and members of OUT ?iffice force have been detailed t > -how them about. This open hou M policy of ours has brought us mo-e visitors the last year than have nyat paaacd through our factory in a similar space of time previously " A new catalogue. Bfl original as the Scripps-Booth it-elf, and tractive, has just been pat our '.-. thfl Scripps-Booth Company. It i-i eludflfl a new type of printing. a new type of cuts, a new type of color work, and one might even say that it is really interesting reading. That il -aving a great d.-al for an auto? mobile catalogue. It.i very artistic ness would attract any reader. C. Arthur Benjamin, ?/?? sales manager of the Ro?.s Automo? bile Company, of lt.'tioit, has made announcement of the appointment of Ben Rennard as special saies repiv sentative. Mr. Rennard is a vet? nn in the automobile field, having on Vred in the earliest days when h> was connected with the Locomo bile Company in a special engineer ing capacity. For the last y.*ar i and one-half he has been a diatn*tt sales manager for the (halmv-rs Motor Company, acting in the South. Previous to going with the ("nalmers company he was district afldflfl rep re*entative and special aalea repr ? M-n'ative for the Chandler Motor Car Company, with the South and Southweat as bifl special tield. Announcement has been made Lv Production Manager S. H. Hum phrey, of the Briscoe Motor Cor poration, of Jackson, Mich., of tho appointment of A. C. I.everton. for? merlv general superir.t.-ndent of tt' Chalmers company Mr. I.ev.rtor ager. Previous to bil joining 'Jk Chalmers company, Mr. Levert.'. was wi.rks manager of the Cartt. Car C.mpany, and befoffl that wi* general Buperintendant of the BruM Runabout Company On Tuesday, August i, thfl ".st ein speed wi/.anl, Boy Artley, ?*? tablished an anuaual rec >rd wh.nh* drove his Fireab m ?? J motor? cycle from San Francisco to U* ' Angele>. ? distance of 163 cniles. in ten hours and thirty nine minute:. He had no tire j ra I.O.'.S H. I'F.Kl MA.1. A -...table Ogun a itomob'-' w.,rld to-dav Is Lon H. I'erlmst who recently flfltfl "?'?* v* , ity Of his dcmountale nrr. 9tsW after ? hard ten-year legal w* The OUteoiM ? '' rosulted in the ? ?* **' Perlman Kim Corporal A Dovalt] ? /? uii 0 noteltBj ? ?f.reu - motor car fl "Thfl *-<r Spot." at 204 W. ' Street. For a .-. Ii n ?'? nwnt~ charge this compai.y will l^brt<* any make of automobile. It ?" f**j erally a.imitted that rr- lt eart ?n road to-day ar. ' >' 1-'*\ cat.-d a* onaor morfl i ''""" k'* *T In fact, it is this \er\ fact thit?* pels all manufad ? "** - in their cata.o??*i. ri>^t_* bihtv fnr wear oi from lack ^f lubricati . IJ "J^ nsovi all r. iponsibility i "? ? driver or owner that ths ? *'nt^-1< "The Graase Spot" have hit ?r this plan.