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Merchandise at Prices
Lower Than Any "Other
Store, but for Cash Only.
Store hours 9 to 5:30
of linens, fresh and jp
white, household lin- |
ens both beautiful and
practical. This assort?
ment, we believe, is
the best that it is pos?
sible to assemble un?
der the present mar?
that all's well with
the linen closet gives
to one's hospitality
the charm of assured |
readiness and the
grace of an easy con?
science ? no matter
how unexpected the
call may be. Look
well, therefore, to
your linen closet, and
if it is needy, consider
this opportunity to |
These few truths |
January Sale of
will undoubtedly con?
vince you that you
will save by attending
it. Much of this mer?
chandise was pur?
chased many months
ago and held special?
ly for this sale. The
merchandise that was I
ourchased recently is
marked 15% to 25%
below our regular
prices. Some of the
linen is from our regu?
lar stock and marked
down specially for this
Three of the many
interesting specials |
are noted below:
Pure linen table dam?
ask, Irish satin, snow
white, long wearing
quality, neat design,
70 inches wide. Reg?
ular price $3.39 yd. ?i
Special $2.49 yd.
Pure Irish linen cloth, ?
imported, 65x65 in.
Special $5.19 ea.
Huck face towels, |
heavy, long wearing -A
quality, absorbent; |
cotton huck, red and I
blue borders, hem- g
med, size 18x32 in.
Special 39c ea.
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i All Sections of Country
Represented Among Men
Attracted by Show Week;
Much Business Is Done
i Engineers in Session
! Eight Hundred Guests
Attend Annual Banquet
of Chamber of Commerce
Visiting dealers from all sections of
the country and hundreds of automo?
tive engineers yesterday attended the
: passenger car show at Grand Central
Palace and the motor truck exposition
at the Eighth Const Artillery Armory.
The influx into the city of engineers,
the men responsible for the creation
of the modern motor vehicle, started
! in earnest yesterday when the first
, professional sessions of the Society of
Automotive Engineers were held.
Last night the aniual banquet and
entertainment of thrvNational Automo?
bile Chamber of Commerce took place
at Hotel Commodore?this being the
biggest social function of .show weck.
Eight hundred guests were present.
Colonel Charles Clifton, president of
j the National Automobile Chamber of
; Commerce, was tonstmaster, and :
George M. Graham, of Buffalo, deliv?
ered the one speech of the evening.
Play Given at Banquet
The feature of the banquet was the
! play presented at 10 o'clock, which
j was participated in by a number of
I well known people in the motor indus
i try, including several of the. metropoli
; tan automobile exhibitors.
This "Twentieth Annual Skit" had
| for its setting the "Court of Old King
j Cole"?the famous Maxfield Parrisn
picture which graces the Hotel Knick
I erbocker bar. The characters in the
; original painting came to life and the
! play became an uproarious satire on
! incidents and people of note in the
i automobile industry.
One episode was the presentation
of ludicrous medals to half a dozen
I prominent manufacturers, who were
summoned from the audience to the
! Court of Kins Cole, a facetious pres
? entation speech being delivered to
j each one.
Automobile and truck dealers have
i been arriving in New York in increas
| ing numbers daily since Saturday, and
I yesterday it was reported at the show
headquarters that dealers and dis
Chief Engineer Briscoe Motor Cor?
poration, Jackson, Mich.
tributers are here In greater numbers
than ever before.
Exhibitors both of passenger cars
and trucks, declare there have been
an unusual number of agencies es?
tablished during the last two days.
Most of the dealers have visited the
show with the intention of assuring
the early closing of new agencies and
taking whatever steps are possible to
assure prompt deliveries of cars.
Dealers attending the display of
trucks- are especially anxious to settle
their status for the 1920 sear-on, and it
! is said that the truck manufacturers
| have established a record number of
j new agencies. Considerable export
i business was done both at the Palace
I and the Armory.
Several important meetings of manu?
facturing and selling organizations
were held during the day. Subjects of
importance to the motor truck indus?
try were discussed nt a meeting of the
?motor truck committee of the National
Automobile Chamber of Commerce.
Among the organizations which will
hold committee meetings to-day are the
board of directors and service commit?
tee of the National Automobile Cham?
ber of Commerce; the Motor and Ac?
cessory Manufacturers' Association,
who will have their annual banquet at
the Hotel Commodore at 7:i!0; the So?
ciety of Automotive Engineers, the
I Eastern Automotive Equipment Associ
?ation and the National Automobile Show
Managers' Association nt the Automo?
bile Dealers' Association.
To-night the long anticipated carni?
val night of the Society of Automotive
Engineers will be celebrated at Hotel
Astor, with all carnival attractions, in?
cluding a midway plaisance, jazz bands
At this afternoon's session of the High?
way Transport Conference, the general
subject of "Selling on the Firing Line"
will be discussed. Various aspects will
be presented by Ray Sherman, editor
of "Motor World." W. H. Moore, Car
ford Motor Truck Company; P. W.
Fenn, secretary motor truck commit?
tee, National Automobile Chamber of
Commerce, and Harry J. De Bear, Max?
well Motor Sales Company. The general
subject for this evening's conference
is "Rural Motor Express." On the pro?
gram of speakers are Tom Snyder,
chairman, highway transport commit?
tee, State of Indiana; Peter G. Ten
Eyck, chairman, New York State high?
way transport committee; James E.
Boyle, extension professor of rural
economy, Cornell University.
"No Special Features"
Says Briscoe Man
The automobile industry has reached
the point where it is necessary to
standardize, says Jules Haltenberger,
chief engineer of the Briscoe Motor Cor?
poration. "Back in the days when the
'horseless carriage* first began to be
called an automobile?before the busi?
ness had reached the status of industry
?everything connected with the auto?
mobile was in a state of chaos," says
"My own experience in automotive
engineering dates back fixteen years.
In 1903 1 entered the field at Paris,
then the center of automobile activi?
ties. There, for three years, I worked
and studied side by side with engineers
of world renown. Following this, from
1006, 1 was with the Ford Motor Com?
pany, Detroit, directly working with
Henry Ford and C. Harold Wills. Later
I was with the enlarged Buick Com?
"Conditions then were far from what
they are to-day. Everything then was
theory; to-day, certain facts have been
established and the automobile, in.-tead
of a crude 'rattletrap,' is recognized
as a standard means of transportation.
The few years I spent with the Atlas
Engine Works of Indianapolis, design?
ing and developing the Knight sleeve
valve engine, gave me ample oppor?
tunity to delve into the mysteries and
secrets of refined motor designs. All
this training has found expression in
my most recent work?the 1920 Briscoe.
The four years I have .been with the
Briscoe Motor Corporation have been
spent in developing a car which, un?
like some of its companions, I am proud
to say has no special features; just a
goodi automobile, carefully designed
and built in special consideration of
manufacturing and purchasing sim?
plicity, without sacrificing the quality."
| , -.
Of Cole Motor Cars
In addition to the exhibit of Cole
Aero-Eight motor cars at the Grand
Central Palace show, the Cole Motor
Car Company is holding a special dis?
play at the salesroom of the local dis?
tributor, Russell L. Eng8, Inc., 1804
There are nine models In the com?
plete line of Aero-Eights this season.
Four of these are shown in Space A-9,
nt the palace, while the remaining five
are displayed at the Engs Company's
I Broadway rooms.
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For WOMEN and MISSES
No Longer ONE Sweater for Many Sports.
But MANY Sweaters?One for Each Sport
j ' .1 .' ? i
JS^^^j'OR new ideas'in sweaters to
? l?li ^e worn at tne resorts of the
iyllll South .and California, con?
sult the Sweater S Ko p.
There is a sweater for the yachting
enthusiast, a silk and wool rihbed
weave with a silk throw scarf. An
athletic slip-over sweater of camel's
hair affords protection aftei? an early
moraine plunge. Tennis devotees
will find sweaters in loose, li&ht
meshes with short kimono sleeves
to allow free play for a swift serve.
Golf sweaters are heavier in weave
and simpler in fashion.
And then, for "picture-sports", there
are sweaters draped at the hips, slip?
over sweaters with round necks,
sleeveless sweaters, sweaters of silk
or wool in new weaves, with new
decorative treatments. And so, the
sweater of many m?ods becomes a
sweater for every mood !
FEMININE SWEATER SHOP-Fourth Floor
JtankUn 5imon & do.
Fifth Avenue, 37th and 38th Streets
BUSINESS HOURS 9:00 A. "M. to 5:30 P M.
Of Cuban Roads
Dodge Brothers Cars on
Rails Used Where Mule
Carts Prove Too Slow and
Too Expensive a System
Cuba sugar plantations have Intro?
duced the "automobile railroad." The
plan consists of laying the ordinary
railroad track and equipping motor
cars with flanged wheels. Brouwer &
Co., Dodge Brothers dealers in Havana?
made the suggestion to a large sugar
grower after studying hia problem of
transporting labor over the expanse of
roadless land which constitutes his
plantation. The old-fashioned cart and
mule were no longer in keeping with
the modern idea of transportation effi?
ciency, not to speak of the losses an?
nually entailed through these cumber?
By the time the track was laid a
Dodge Brothers screen side business
car had been equipped with iron wheels
and a seating arrangement accommo-1
dating ten persons. To avoid the neces?
sity of installing turntables and other
apparatus common to railroads, the car
was also equipped with a double trans?
mission by means of which it is pos?
sible to run it backward as fast aa
forward. At the present time fifty
such cars are being specially equipped
for railroad use.
About the time the first car was
completed, another sugar grower was
preparing to begin the operation of a
sixty-five-mile railroad he had built
from his plantation to Havana for mar?
keting purposes. War restrictions,
however, forestalled his original pur?
pose of using steam or electric power
and other regular railroad equipment.
Ho heard about the Brouwer plan and
immediately installed one of the auto?
One of the largest users of the new
automobile railroad equipment is the
Ferrocarril del Norte, which has twelve
of the cara in operation.
The "MakinV Supplied
Fresh in Novel Way
How quick and cheap deliveries are
made possible by motor truck is shown
by the Stone-Ordean-Wells Company,
wholesale grocers, of Duluth. This
firm makes strong selling efforts in
the Mesaba iron country, and covers
numberless small towns situated at the
various mining locations. In order to
furnish miners cigars, cigarettes and
tobacco absolutely fresh a one-ton Re?
public truck, equipped with pneumatic
tires, was purchased and fitted with a
special panel body. The interior of
the body was carefully designed to
carry a complete supply of cigars and
tobacco, so arranged that each brand
could be reached without disturbing the
This truck now makes weekly trips
through the iron range towns, supply?
ing the storekeepers with fresh to?
bacco stock. It averages 250 miles a
week, and the Stone-Ordean-Weils
Company asserts that it not only as?
sures their customers fresh supplies
of tobacco at all timp, but that deliv?
ery costs have actually been reduced.
,The truck also serves as an advertise?
ment for this enterprising firm and has
helped considerably to develop their
"Safety First" in the Essex
One of the greatest factors of safety
in a car is its balance?that is, the dis?
tribution of weicht on the wheels. If
the weight is unequally distributed the.re
is a dangerous tendency to "skid" on
wet pavements or curves. In the Essex
the weight has been so perfectly dis?
tributed that if you put each of the
wheels on a scale, one at a time, it
would be found that the weight on each
was almost exactly the same. The re?
sult is a car which clings to the turns,
handles with the utmost ease and has
the least tendency to "skid."
Take the Place of Machinery in
Yard of Nashville
Motor tracks are taking the place of
expensive conveyor machinery In the
coal yard of the St. Bernard Mining
Conipany, in Nashville, Tenn., and
are performing their regular functions
as trucks as well.
To avoid the installation of costly
conveying machinery that would be
idle about eleven months in the year
the St. Bernard company built a coal
storage shed of unique design. Close
under the roof of the structure are
three trestles, connecting with high
ground in the rear, and this high
ground is reached by an inclined road?
way leading from the yard level.
In practice the company's four
White trucks, all of which are
equipped with dumping bodies, are
loaded at the coal chutes in the yard
and run up the inclined roadway and
out upon the trestles in the shed.
Then their loads are dumped, drop?
ping between the tracks of the trestle,
and the trucks are run kick-to the
chutes to repeat the operation. The
shed, which holds 150 carloads of
coal, can be filled in less than thirty
When not engaged in filling the
storage shed the trucks are busy with
the ordinary hauling work involved in
the retail coal business.
Owner's Task Made Easy
An example of the trend in auto?
mobile design to simplify the task of the
owner who cares for his own car is to
be seen in the Essex. Although so
sturdily built as to resist the roughest
usage, every superfluous part has been
eliminated. The engine is simply a clean
block of metal only 23% inches in
length over all. Points where adjust?
ments may be necessary are so easily
reached and so simple that a woman
can make them. All excess parts which
mean only added complications have
Advices Buyers to
Order Cars Early
Cadillac Sales Manager For*
sees Demand Greatly in
. Excess of Supply
"It has been a matter of keen regret
to us that many a person who want*
to buy a Cadillac last year was ju.
appointed because there were net
enough to go round," says Lynn Me
Naughton, general sales manager of
the Cadillac Motor Car Company
"Neither the Cadillac company n?
its distributors want to be placed to
the position of disappointing so mat?
people as were unable to provide the?,
selves with our cars last year.
"It may be remembered that ?j?.
mediately following the armistice thfr
company announced that it would re?
sume normal production of motor cm
as rapidly as conditions would perm?
At the same time, we expressed ot?
belief that it would not be possihl. ?
build in 1919 all the Cadillac can tfi
world would want.
"The prediction was well founded
as many people can testify. Durin?
the last months of 1919 our distrib?
tors were compelled to decline man?
orders for motor cars simply becaut?
the fore-handed buyers had airead*
placed orders sufficient to absorb tha
"It appears now to be reasonable
certain that the same conditions win
obtain this year. Undoubtedly tfei
Cadillac's war record has measurably
heightened the public's appreciation of
the car, which means that the Cadillac
market is much wider than heretofore
?and even before the war it never
was fully supplied. Wc can do no more
than present the facts as we see them.
"It is probably safe to predict that
those who were disappointed last year
will take due precautions this y^?
along' with thousands of others wha
have learned from experience to an?
ticipate their wants and needs as far
in advance as possible."
To try to control railroad
rates by arbitrarily limiting
profits is to put the manager
who makes his profits by effi?
ciency and economy on the
same level as the one who
tries to accomplish the same
result through extortionate
?Hadley Railroad Stcitritist
Commission; Report to the
THE old-time pack-bearer could carry a
hundred pounds ten miles a day.
The railroad is the modern pack-bearer. For
every employee it carries 2,000 times as much.
Back of each railroad worker there is a
$10,000 investment in tracks and trains and
terminals, with steam and electricity harnessed
like a great beast of burden.
Without this mighty transportation machine
the railroad worker could do no more than the
old-time packer. But with it he is enabled to
earn the highest railroad wages paid in the
world, while the country gains the lowest-cost
transportation in the world.
The modern railroad does as much work for
half a cent as the pack-bearer could do for a
full day's pay.
The investment of capital in transportation
and other industries increases production,
spreads prosperity and advances civilization.
To enlarge our railroads so that they may
keep pace with the Nation's increasing pro?
duction, to improve them so that freight may
be hauled with less and less human effort?a
constant stream of new capital needs to
Under wise public regulation the growth of
railroads will be stimulated, the country will
be adequately and economically served, labor
will receive its full share of the fruits of good
management, and investors will be fairly
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