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REO ARMORED TRUCK
A GIFT TO MILITIA
Typo Is Standardized and Em
bodies Many Ideas for
Modern Warfare.
"While w no folk are net In any
way bellljerent nor eager for any kind
of war orders, either foreign or do
mestic, tievertheleu we have, like many
other patriotic citizens, made a study of
the various Implements of war, and es
pecially such of them as naturally come
within our Immediate sphere,'' says
Horace T, Thomas, chief engineer of the
Heo company, and designer of the ar
stored truck which waa recently pre
sented by the Heo Motor Truck Com
pany to the Michigan State militia, and
delivered at the concentration camp at
Qrayllng laat week.
"Many of our Idea as to what con
stituted an effective fighting machine on
wheels have been radically revised since
the beginning of the European war,"
continues Mr. Thomas, "and this Reo
armored truck Is the result of some of
those revisions.
"In designing It we had In mind sev
eral things, first of which, of course, was
atandardlintlon. It In essential that any
part of such a vehicle may be replace
able at th earliest possible moment and
with the leas possible delay under con
ditions that certainly nre not Ideal. This
armored truck Is therefore mounted on a
standard Model P Ttco truck chassis.
The engine Is the well known 35 horse
power four cylinder Reo motor. Light
ness and speed are other requisites, and
so this Rco war truck, which has room
for four machine a-uns and their opera
tors, beside the chauffeur, weighs only
4,200 pounds complete, and Is capable of
speed up to 35 miles per hour.
"An Interesting feature of this ma
chine Is tlie thinness of the plat with
which It Is armored. Looking at It
auDerflclallv. one would naturally sup
pose that the plate must be at least half
an Inch thick, and therefore b very
heavy. As a matter of fact. In our ex
periments we discovered a peculiar
thing that the modern high velocity
rifle steel coated ball would easily pene
trate a half Inch of case hardened steel.
and, for that matter, much greater
thickness. After experimenting for
some time we conceived the Idea of using
two thin plates of steel separated by an
air apace, and when we did tnat
peculiar phenomenon was witnessed.
'The sam rifle ball shot at a plate a
fraction over an eighth of an Inch thlcK
and separated from another plate by
about three-eighths of an Inch penetrated
the first plate, but was stopped by the
second one. The answer Is simple
the Imnact sralnst the first plate flat
tened the bullet so that It was easily
MtoDDed hv the second one. While cap
able of turning any rifle or machine gun
bullet, thin Reo truck Is very light and
therefore needy.
"In addition to the portholes for the
machine guns there are other portholes
for the use of regular army rifles In
'sniping' and similar operations. Th
protection of the machine gun portholes
permits the operator to 'sweep his tern
tory In a half circle, the porthole cover
ing working on spring hinges. The
driver Is completely protected and yet
able to see his road. The radiator Is so
constructed that bullets, hitting this part
of the truck, are deflected, without
damaging It. A canvas top is used to
protect the gun crew from storms. The
turret Is entered from the rear by a steel
door, which fastens down tightly. A
powerful dirigible electric light permits
the driver to see all points of the road
as well as to detect the enemy from a
distance and In any direction. Light
for operating the guns la also furnished
In thi xam manner.
"For actual warfare conditions steel
Mara mav be added to the wheels to pro
tect the opokes. The curved steel bar
which extends from the radiator to the
point above the driver's head Is de-
Higned for cutting barbed wire en
tanglements."
PIKE'S PEAK HILL CLIMB.
More Than Thirty Cara Entered
and nrcorda Should Fall.
Beyond all doubt the Pike's Peak Hill
Cllmh, to be run over the world's highest
highway, August 10, 11 and 12, will
levolutlonlze hill climbing contests In
America. With a large entry list of rep
resentative makes of cars, to bo driven
by the crack drivers of this country and
with a remarkable course thirteen miles
In length up America's most famous
mountain, there Is every prospect that
the Colorado climb will become the star
vent on the motoring calendar of the
future.
Veterans of many hard fought cam
paigns In the sport of automobile and
motorcycle racing. Including Barney
Oldflctd. Ralph Do Palma, Karl Cooper
nnd Rilph Mulfonl, nro already en
oamped on the course, und the stlllncHS
of the Peak Is being thunderously pene
trated by snorting racing monsters.
M. W. Colwell, who Is managing the
climb, announced several new entries
yesterday. Among them are a Packard
to bo driven by C. Johnson, a Kord
to be driven by I. Rpangler. a Ford hjw
elal to bo driven by K. II. Knowles. two
Stutz cans with Puray ami Fred Dickin
son up. n Pathfinder tn b driven by
R. C. Mulnlx. and a Peerless car, the
driver of which lin not been named. .
The entry lltt to dato Is as follows:
Barney Oldflcld, Pelage: Duray, Stutt ;
Fred Dickinson, .Stuu : f V, Johnson,
Packard; Ralph Mulfoid, Hudson
Super-Six : lliishlo Hurjhes, Uuesenbcrg;
II. .S. Urinker, Cadillac: A. W. Mark
sheffel, Cadillac: C C. Morgan, Stude
baker: U. C. Mulnlx, Pathllndcr; Roy
fttentz, ChalmerH : W, H. Hrooks,
Chalmers: H. 'McCoy. Rulck-Marlon ;
Bennett Hill, Peugeot; James Wolr. Wis
consin Spcrlal ; Roy Tangye, Hrlscoe
"S''; Nell Wlwleii, Milan Hpeclal : I.
Spangler, Ford ; I. P. Federman, Old
dings special: J. i:. Fairbanks, Case;
I.'. II. Knowlcti, Ford special, and a Peer
lews, a Ilulck, a Hudson super-six and
thtco Fords, with drivers not yet nomi
nated. Road Record en Kmpire.
Empire lied Tires recently contributed
largely to the making of the new automo
bile record between New York and Waah
Initou. Tho Ksynes car, drlen by D. Bralley
Olah, thnt cllpiivd one hour and twenty
six mlnoteH from the boit preJoua mark,
carried Kmplro lieda on all four wheels.
The distance of CSS. 2 mites waa covered
In 7 hours und !6 mlnutea, und during the
ntlre run not a moment waa lost for me
chanical or tire trouble, a iniulde ration
that contributed largely to tho succtaa of
the perforniam e.
ACCESSORY
LEADERS
.lOMU'll A. KVAN,
"SiK-on" liaaollne Only,
(iurKOVIn Mnbllolls.
SIS-220 Wrat Slat Ntreet,
t door neat of li'uuy. Upon day ana night.
We auve ou money on Htandurd makes
Tlrea and TuIms
i.'xpuitr itKPAiiuNo.
rilll.l.ll'N IttlllllKK WORKS,
I USD llroadway.
New and uned Tlrea Tubes.
Also acceaiorlra.
I.. nOMIRKKO,
ttO West Slat Hi,
Tel. S0I5 Circle.
All msaes.
1-KI.I.MKN TIKK CO.. INC.,
IV8S-IN3 Uroadway,
Tlrea and Tubes,
rsnch Blore, 44 Hread tU
Fortchsstor, N, T,
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CONVERTIBLE AND PERMANENT TOURING TOPS ARE HIGHLY DEVELOPED
Ob left Is ikona a permanent top design which aJlofra of clear opening, affording the same results a the anramer oarla lap
axeept that It cannot he lowered. A aolcklr removable top la shore a on rich. Tula convert the trplcnl open roadater deal, into a,
coBTenleat coop with broadly arlassed aldea which do not obstract view. The Inner picture depict "the little hit off the top' that
snakes on open toarlna; car a. lazarlons doted ear.
OVE1LA1TD LIKED DT INDIA. Wi yipmLk.ati0liLwKU BIO APEEB80N OBDEB.
Sanaa Dealers) Caaa.t Get Bneaarh
Car to aatlafr Deaaan.
As evidence of the fact that th de
mand for their product Is pretty much
the same all over th world, the Willys
Overland Company of Toledo, Ohio,
points to the ever Increasing number of
order received from their dealers
abroad. Practically every mall brings
requests from some of these far oft
points urging the factory to rush addi
tional cars to them with all possible
speed.
'The only complaint we have to make
la that we cannot get cars fast enough
over here to satisfy our customers,"
writes the Overland dealer In Rangoon,
the largest city In Burma. "If we could
get the cars we could dispose of them as
rapidly a some of your big dealers In
the United States.
"Not long ago two ef our salesmen
sold twenty-three Model "75" Overland
cars In four days and the same two gen
uemen followed this up by turning In
orders for nine additional cara in one
day. We have sold as high as sixty-
three new cars In a month, which I be
lieve established a record for this tent
tory.
"If the good roads movement ever
reaches this country we will be able to
dcuble and treble our sales In short
order. The streets of Rangoon and a few
of the nearby towns are not so bad for
automobiles, but aa soon aa you leave
the town proper you are forced to pick
your way over reads that are worse
than any I have seen In other countries.
"The Burmese favor the small, light
Overland Model "TS" In preference to the
larger and more expensive machines.
The economical advantages of this
smaller model appeal to them strongly
and once we have demonstrated its
ability to travel the so-called roads
around Rangoon we have little trouble
In closing the sale."
fob low xoTQBnra cost.
V. . Xnhber Company Provides
Aa-alnat Price Flnctnatloa.
Heretofore one ef the great sources of
price fluctuation In tires as well as tn
every other article made of rubber has
been due to conditions at the source of
supply. As long as American manu
facturers of tires had to depend on the
garnering or crude rubber by South
American natives they were at the mercy
or an sorts cr climatic and physical con'
dlttons.
No company having Ita rubber sath.
ered from South American sources could
depend with any degree of certitude on
the quantity of rubber that It would be
able to receive from native sources or
upon the delivery of such rubber, inas
much as flcods. disease, blights and many
other conditions entered Into the prob
lem. Six years ago the United States Rub-
oer company began building for the fu
ture. This blc organization purchased
90.000 acves of land In the Island of
Sumatra. Since then It has devoted this
plantation to the cultivation of th best
quality of rubber. To-day MOO, 000 rub-
Dcr trees nave oeen planted. Over 1,000,
000 are being tapped. The direction of
mm work Is In the hands of experts, who
have under them an army of coolies, who
tend the trees In much the same way as
a tine orchard would be looked after In
this country.
Loagr Trias Beeoaslaa' Popatar.
Owners ef automobiles have sained so
much confidence In their machlnea In the
last few yasrs that tha mart it novice la no
longer afraid to atart out on a long trip
In hla car. A few ytara ngo a mnn soulJ
riot attempt an automobile trip of aeveral
hundred mllea unlena he was an expert at
the wheel hlmeelf or had with him a
chauffeur that he knew waa dependable
.Stewart McDonald, vlce-prealdent of the
Moon Motor Cor Co., ascribes thla growing
confidence of the automobile owner to th
Inrrestlng dependability of such cars aa
the Moon, lie aayi that thla dependability
hua been the reault of the ntudy of auto
mobile building aa a aclence and the
further elimination each year of the un
certainties In connection with automobile
mechanlam.
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Jnlle Rlnsr of musical comedy fame loves to motor In her spe
cially desla-nrd Maxwell Victoria. Her friends admired the car so
roach that Harry De Rear, ma nearer of the Masnrll branch, has had
to tara oat many similar styles.
Meeting Motor Truck Needs
UNITED 1 to 6 TON TRUCKS
TRIANGLE MOTOR SALES CO.
1872 Broadway. Phone 4336 Columbus
"Unite with the United"
ONCS ADJUSTED NEVtR CHANGED
BURFORD
BURFORD CO., Ltd., 1874 Broadway
Phone 1101 Columbus. Service Station,
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SEASONAL TOURING TOPS
FOR ALL KINDS OF WEATHER
Removable Glass Sides, Permanent Top Designs and
Quickly Demountable Convertible Types Pro
vide Two Cars for One Price.
Winter and summer have different
sets of conditions which must be met by
the body manufacturer, and It has been
general practice for the owner of a high
priced chassis to have at least two bod
ies which can be mounted upon the
chassis to provide against these require
ments. To bring the winter and summer body
arrangement Into the reach of the aver
age car owner has been a feat which It
would have been impossible to accom
pllsh without the convertible body Idea. I
states a writer In The Automobile, who I
roes on to say:
Inaugurated at the show a year ago, j
the convertible touring car sedan Idea
has spread rapidly and now many of I
the manufacturers In the field of cars
selling for anywhere between J500 and
$2,000 are providing bodies which have
a removable top that can be put away
for the summer, leaving the car In the
same form as tho ordinary touring de
sign. When the winter body Is tn place the
car resembles a high grade sedan ; It
Is comfortable In tho coldest of weather
and the glass area Is so large that the
view of the occupants Is not cut off to
any appreciable extent. With the regu
lation top and side curtains the car can
not be kept as warm and, owing to the
necessity for providing a largo amount
of cloth or other fabric between the
windows In the side curtains, tho view
Is not very good when theso side cur
tains are tn place. The convertible de
sign provides a car with practically all
glass sides, and one which If desired
could be toured In with perfect comfort
during the summer months.
With tho winter top removed the ordi
nary touring body Is left. The summer
top Is put In position and tho summer
windshield put Into place. To all In
tents and purposes this leaves the ordi
nary stock touring car, which does not
differ In any respect from the car which
the purchaser would have possessed If
he had not purchased the convertible
design.
In fitting these tops to the touring
body Uie top irons, which ordinarily hold
the summer top In position, act as tho
mnln supports. Tho touring bodies aro
so shaped that they conform exactly
to the line of tho removable sedan top,
and when the latter Is In position It
should only bo posniblo to detect the linn
of juncture between tho convertible top
and body by very close ltiepcctlon.
The sedan effect of the convertible
FOR TOURING.
1 TO 5 TON
TRUCKS
THE 3UN, SUNDAY,
body Is carried out by having the glass
front a unit with tho top. tho supports
for tho ordinary summer windshield
acting as tho forward supports for the
convertible pedan body wr.cn It Is in
place, eo that fh fitting the closed top
the windshield and summer top ore first
removed and then the top is slipped
down Into the fastenings, which are
made rigid enough to clamp the closed
top tightly Into place. .
The use of tho all season top Is not I
confined to the touruig cars. There are
many two passenger roadsters which are
now provided with this extra tlttlns If
so desired. The prices for theso con
vertible bodies run ah low as S4.5, at
which price tho Saxon Is furnl-lilnc a
two pastenser enr fully equipped with a
convertible design known as tho all
wimer IUJJ. nun iuj ia I.IBU icjuutcu
and really transforms the roadster Into a
Yt,inlAt. TtiA irlfA nt tlT. Inrlliilef, tiflth
tons, the standard roadster ton being
a part of the regular equipment whether Md7ruekT7.ngTn,;Ufn
the all winter dilgn In purchased ontonnace from 14 to tonn. All or the
not. For physicians, salesmen, collectors
and others who are compelled to be out
doors in all kinds of weather a car of
this typo should bo Ideal.
Theru Is a irrouinir class of motorists
that desires to travel with a top on the I
car both winter and summer. To suit
these the permanent top design, Known i
as the touring sedan, Is proving to bo j
ery popular. There aro glass tides on
this type of car. which are lowered dl-,
rectly Into tho sides of the body when it
is desired to havu a top which in gen
eral appearance conforms quite closely
to the up to date one person design. This
top does not take away from tho slilo
view nny more than does the ordinal y
summer tourltiK top, but owing to tho
fact that It is permanent and no pro
vision need bo m.idj for raising or
lowering It It Is rigid nnd at the Mime
tlmo Is lighter through the elimination nt
tho top 'bows.
When the glass sides nre up on a de
sign of this kind a complete n-duti is
provided which U Just us wiudproof and
weatherproof in every paiticular ns the
permanent eflau, with tho added ad
vantage of the fact Hint the. windows
can lie lowered In n few seennds, pro
viding the open air touring body much
deslrtd during the Mimmer months. The
windshield of the c.irs of this class arc
such that nn tho road it would lie dif
ficult tn distinguish a touring M-d.m
from the ordinary touring car with the
top up.
AUTOMOBILE
EXCHANGE
Nearly New Auto Bargains
Demonstration Mwn, Time Pa) n.ontn .r-
rnnped, Autiunohdi's Trade I
HUH Hiearns "Klu'lit", HU.'i, IHI'l adlllae
"Klituts", 8IUIK Itnuuliioit, llrrif-ttriHiHM Hac-
HlmUl, Hllll-otls, IMlM. IM1K "I'.lKlll" Hind"-
baker "fli". Al-n I'Ull
im i. in i . atiuiaisi,
ClliillliiTs; H (i V
l 'hiiiull.v Toiiiar.
iuim ricrrci ".in."
Packard fours nnd lxi
We.tcutt. Otil-iunhilik'
I'.irkaril "Klallleell' I
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l.ie umiMln iiiioiittnilltll'-
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nui, t;iu 11'v.io, nr. .I; Hi Nt,
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;.i,iii car; fern ilnnr, tUK.uil liilxaln.
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kun-Hiott Co, ll'ii
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bargain, !Ion-
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alio tnurliiKt Kunraiiti'i il nriliTi nulei; ele.
Kant prnpualtliiiii t.u'rllk'0 price. Itoikum
HcuU ('"., l(!li! II'hii-.
1813 Mllltcmt It'ItSTIti ::-7l, four pun.
eenser. pp-lu), li.irualn. lto.ktwn-S'rtt Co,
mu li'uuy.
TIIITCK, lii and new; uleo uned one. tilK
barKalna, -0 1 1 1 Ccntuiy Co., Hit Urondnn)'
1916 STUIHlHAKint SllUAX: b paaaon.
fer; like new; used little; elegant baftKulll.
HorJ4ani-8intl Co, ls:i ll'ua).
111 HfHII'l'M llOOTIl! 3 pi.eenser! el.
sunt condition : fully equipped: bamulu,
Iloakam.Seutt Co., 1 li'uuy.
ALTOMOIIII.i; Itrll'.UIUNfi.
We Repair!
Auto Itailliitore, Lamps.
Wlmlshleliln, llorne. Tank,
Mud liunrda. l'Vndera. ele.
ltUIINON AIUI tVllllHN. INC.
1SIS.BO Hroadwsr. N. Y. Circle jnni.nr.o
10M Uedford Ae.,llkln, Trl.K'il lrtur,
Autgnoblle h applies.
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AUGUST 8, 1916.
Dealer Secures Thirty Carload of
Rnndaplnnes.
Although the demand for motor cars
during the present season has been en
tirely without precedent since the be
ginning of the Industry, and manufac
turers have been straining every pro
duction facility to fill orders, the Appcr-
s'on llrothnrs Automobile Company of
Knkomo. Ind., claims to have booked
one of the most extraordinary orders
ever recorded In motor car annals.
In Kansas City. Mo., the Apperson
roadnplane is distributed by the Urucn-
i Ing Brothers Auto Company, which nn
' nu.tlly sellH more than one-half million
dollars worth of Apperson cars. One
day last week Henry Uruenlng, senior
' member of the Bruenlng Brothers Auto
I Cotimany. suddenly put In Ills appear
I ance at tho office of Sales Manager T.
K. Jarrard of the Apperson Brothers
Automobile Company. Mr. Bruenlng
had come nil tho way from Kansas City
to Knkomo In order that he mlsht make
a personal appeal to secure the Imme
diate delivery of thirty carloads of Ap
person roadaplancs.
Extraordinary appeals merit extraor
. dlnary attention, and that Is Just what
Mr. Bruenlng's appeal received at the
' hands of the Apperson Brothers sales
department. To ten a volume in one
short sentence, the Bruenlng Brothers
Auto Company got their thirty carloads
of Apperson roadaplsnes.
LIBERTY CABS SELL FAST.
The latest Detroit entrant Into the
motor car r n'ifacturing field, the
Liberty Motor v.ar Compnny. has set a
record breaking sales mark for a new
product nnd Is away to a flying start
It Is announced that more than
1.1,500.000 worth of Liberty Sixes have
already been sold since the car was
, Rrfi announced.
Wherever the car has been shown It
has awakened keen Interest. In New
York at the recent opening of Colonial 1
Motors, Inc.. the salesrooms were I
crowded dally with hundreds of en
thusiastic motorists. Following the '
openlnp. John Plurr.mer. president of
the New York Company, who for six- i
teen years has continuously sold one
make of high grade, expensive cars In
New York, stated: "I can truthfully'
say that yesterday was one of the
busiest das I have ever spent In the
automobile business from a selling
standpoint.'
United Trucks In Demand.
..T.h.T.rU.nBl !o!nr tlM, Company of
n.Rei, ure of worm drive mechnnta'n. The
rectory of the United Motor Ciunpany la
located at Grand llatild, Mich,
20 CARLOADS OF
STEWART
DELIVERY TRUCKS
are now on their way to New York
to assist the merchants of this city
CHASSIS $695
Realizing that the merchants of New York are
seriously threatened by reason of impending labor
troubles the LINCOLN MOTOR COMPANY, New
York Distributors of STEWART DELIVERY
TRUCKS, have made arrangements that the entire
output of the Stewart Motor Corporation of Buffalo,
N. Y shall be diverted to New York until the situa
tion confronting business is relieved.
As a preliminary shipment TWENTY CAR
LOADS OF STEWART TRUCKS of 1000 pounds,
Salesrooms
136 West 52nd St.
ROAD IMPROVEMENT
FOR ENTIRE COUNTRY
More Than a Billion Dollars
to Bo Spent for Building
and Upkeep of Itoads.-
Recent news from Washington to tho
effect that It Is conservatively estimated
1 1,500.000,000 will be expended by the
Federal Government, State governments,
counties and townships during the next
Ave yearn on road construction and
maintenance came as particularly Inter
esting and gratifying Information to of
ficials of the (larford Motor TrucK Com
pany of Lima, Ohio, who for several
years have worked tirelessly to further
tho good roads movement. The Wash
ington Item reports that approximately
1250.000,000 are to be spent annually on
the highways and byways.
"Although It Is true that many good
things in tha way of highway Improve
ment have been accomplished during the
last few years." said II. A. Williams, Jr.,
president of the Oarford Motor Truck
Company, the other day, "It Is equally
truo that road conditions on the whole
ore deplorable. We have received re
ports from 2,565 motor car and motor
truck dealer throughout the country,
who claim thnt the condition of public
rvads In their territory la from 'bad to
fair,' and fair only during dry weather.
Isn't that In Itself an astounding situa
tion? Isn't it ttrange that wo progres
sive and enlightened American people
should allow the very arteries of our
country's transportation and trnvel sys
tem to remain clogged and Impassable?
It's a wonder that tho business of the
country has not become sick mid died eff
long before this.
"Tho reason for this state of affairs Is
that a large majority of the people have
not been educated to know what vast
development lies before them In tho con
struction and maintenance of their roads.
It Is our aim to organize all motor car
and motor truck dealers Into a gigantic
teaching force for road Improvement ed
ucation purposes. The work Is well un
der way and In several localities splendid
results have been accomplished.
"We complain of the high cost of living
and the farmer complains of the high
cost of marketing his product. By our
educational plan we are showing that
farmer how ho can Immediately reduce
tho cost of marketing his product. Tho
United States Board of Agriculture es-
tlmates that the farmers
fers of tho United
States nre annually losing $250,000,000
simply because of their Inability tn
market their nrnduce nt certain times r.f
, the year. Investlnatlon also shows that
' In many counties rich in agricultural
products, but burdened with bad roads.
V, T. silver, the Chalmers
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Manufactured by
STEWART MOTOR CORPORATION
Buffalo. N. Y.
the annual Incoming shipments exceed
tho outgoing. With Improved roads,
however, those counties could not only
be self-supporting, but they could also
ship produce to other markets. Tho
farmer, let It bo known, Is not slow to
sea the loelc In our method for Improv
ing these conditions when It Is explained
carefully to him, and that Is where our
educational system Is accomplishing good
results.
"It Is Indeed pleasing to know that
more than f 1,000,000,000 nro In sight
for road maintenance and Improvement,
but that should not bo the signal for
good road enthusiasts to stop their cam
paigning. There Is still much work to
be done, and the harder wo apply our
selves to the task now the gTeatcr will
be the reward and the sooner It will
come."
FAST TRACK ERECTED
FOR C1NCYAUT0 RACES
Motor Speedway Will Have
Baptism of Fire on
Labor Day.
Cincinnati, Aug. 5. With more than
4,000 feet of the two mile board track
already completed, there Is no longer
any doubt that the new Cincinnati Motor
Speedway at Sharonvllle will be ready
for preliminary trials by August 15, and
that every detalt requisite for the run
ning of the International eweepstako on
Labor Day, September 4, will hava been
finished. Several hundred additional men
were set to work during tho week In the
grading and concreting department, with
the result that but few of the 10,000 con
crete routs upon which the track will
be supported arc ntlll to be set. while
the grading has progressed so far that
two weeks wilt see the finish of this sec-
flnn ftf tha nnnl rnt Inn
Trials mndo with mall stock cars on
the track how the course to be In a
highly satisfactory condition. This Is
particularly true of tho turn that has
been constructed leading to tho stretch
which passes the grand stand. Cars
have no trouble making this turn going
at the limit of speed, the slant nt the
curve being so perfect that no difficulty
whatever In experienced In negotiating
It. A number of tests have been made
of the track with heavily laden vehicles,
and In no Instance has the slightest de
flection or vibration been noticeable. In
dicating that the course Is more than
meeting requirements In the matter of
general stability
Threo additional entries have been re
celved by General Manager Harry Shock-
, ley for the opening 300 mile race on
Labor Day These aro Art Johnson,
I Billy Chandler and Dick Lewis. This
brlrws the total number of starters to
i twelve, with seven different makes of
I racing cars In the list.
READY TO START ON SILVER
distributer, believes In the "all mirk nnd no pin)," Ac, ndm
gives tn his employee annually. The last one was held Minilii;
aartlrlpatert In the day's fnn.
delivery truck
Express Body $55.00
Panel Body $100.00
V4 ton. $1390.
1500 pounds and 2500 pounds capacity are now on
the way to New York.
Arrangements have been made by the Lincoln
Motor Company by which these trucks may be
equipped within a few hours of their arrival here,
for carrying employees to work, and then, with
trifling alterations, for their regular duty of carry
ing merchandise.
A telephone call to the Lincoln Motor Company
will bring full details of deliveries, etc.
HARRY HOUPT ADDS
TO HUDSON SERVICE
New Service Station Erected
and a Mammoth (iiirncp
Is Being Built.
Service to customers has nln.nj lttn
p hobby of Harry 8. Houpt, president of
the Hudson Motor Car Company of j,'ew
York, and this hobby has proved Itself
profitable to him, for service i ,j.
motor car business results In nitlaned
customers.
In lino with this servlee policy Mr
Houpt hns erected a splendid mj.
Hon on West Hlxty-eevcnth street, roar
West Etui avenue, and In imv bul.j.r.g
the largest garage In the city nn vV
SIxty-clghth street, west of Wrn Knd
avenue, to take care of Hudson cr
owners.
Not long ago T. L. Leemlng. f ruiden'
of tho Riding and Drlvlrt; riui, '
Brooklyn, become a convert to the thjj.
son Super Six. For years ho had driven
only hfch priced cars, and when l
bought a Hudson Super Six cabriolet for
his daughter his chauffeur won not urr
enthusiastic. One day, homer, ho
called Mr. Lcemlng's attention to tn
method by which gasolene w,ia sur piled
to the Hudson Super Six motir, with
the remark that It was n feuture tht
makers of the high priced cars imcht Jo
well to ndopt.
necently Mr. Leemlr.g stated; "I m
much interested In the Hudson e.stemof
service. After golrer several Irjr.drel
miles over hard roads our Super Sn
cabriolet required n slight .idluMment
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I sent the car around to the lludsoti -.
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, ?lcc station In Hrooklj ti. nnd tot It Kick
a c v noure periecuy u-iewicu to i
i certainly am pleased to know of a niM.
, ert priced car whoso makers bii .
i f httv,e ithe courage : aid Mom t .
1 11 un wlth K011 service,
rrest-0-1.lt Manager Clirs llels-
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rnl "'"t.
"Put distilled water in jour bitten ''
has been drummed Into tho motoring
public by alt the storage battery milter"
And yet the neglect of this matter i
enormous, possibly because the motor!t
doesn't know why distilled water mut
be added If the battery Is to kci-p en
operating.
"So battery however well mado aa
operate satisfactorily unless pure
tilled water Is added at recular !.!
vols," says Mr. Clendenen, loci, mat irer
i of the Prest-O-Llto Company's n nif
. station at 206 and 20S Amsterdam ave-
' nue.
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