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GOOD BATTERY TEST A tube, which may be carried ; n one of the door pock^tA. make* an ulBttJrabie instrument for determining ' "be water level in the battery. In ua Rf it the tube should be inferred in < he battery, -with one end held over ( the upper end of the tube. By lifting the tube up slightly the depth of wat?r In the battery at once appears in the tube. In refilling the battery with distilled water this tube may sgain be used. By holding the vessel containing the distilled water s*ain??t the tube the water will flow down the tube and into the battery without a spOL SOS!! Come Quickly! Our last shipment of high-grade Standard Tires is bigger than we can handle! PRICES CUT to the Limit For Quick Clearance A FEW LEADERS 30*3' 2 Non-Skid $12.75 34x4 Non-Skid, lit $22.30 32x3i ? Non-Skid . $14^5 34x412 Non-Skid $27.25 32x4 Non-Skid .. $18.40 35x41 2 Non-Skid $29.50 33x4 Non-Skid $19.50 37x5 Noa-Skid $31.50 OTHER SIZES EQUALLY LOW Ue cany such makts in stock as Goodrich, Firestone, Fisk, Mansfield, Diamond, Goodyear, Super-Service, Etc. AkronTireCo. 1720 14th St. N. W. TIRES-TIRES Our stock is made up from Goodrich, Good year, Kelly-Springfield, t United States and others 'No Seconds, or Blemished Goods' Every Tire in the House Has a Guar antee from 4,000 to 5,000 Miles -Compare Our Prices:? I BEST BETS IN HEAVY RIBBED TREADS 30x3 tq.30 35*4''2 $28.qo 30*3'/i 11.80 36x4'/* 29.80 33*3''2 '3-7? SPECIALS IN 32^ . . ' ..lt.10 CORD TIRES 33*4 20.40 32x4 $28.60 34X4 21.75 35X5 35-40 What Two Prominent Tire Companies Say of Our New Process of Re-building?Re-creating Tires. Tin-: MiiXF.R in ruti n to.. Akron, Ohio, IT. S. A. October 4. 1918. From our contact with#this proposition (referring to our new pro.cess), we must say that it is a. success in every sense of the word. One of the finest things about the equipment is the pressure which you are able to get. We would Judge that this average is in the neighborhood of 3.500 pounds to the square inch. Pressure is the main thing when it comes to retreading tires and it cannot always be obtained by the "kettle-cure" method. . . Very truly yours. THE MILLER Rl'BBER COMPANY. (Signed) F. P. Harrington. Acting* Sales Manager. THE GOODYEAR TIRE & RIBQKH COmKa^Y. Akron. Ohio. October 3. 1918. Referring to the dry cure retreading process (our new method) of retreading tires in your letter of Sep tember 28th. we can cheerfully say that we have given this method a thorough trial. . . . The results al ways being satisfactory. We have made tests of a heavy Lozier car with 37x5 tires; also on a new 1918 National with 34x4xi equipment and in which case nearly 5.000 miles of serv ice was given after retreading. . . . Very truly yours, GOODYEAR TIRE &. RUBBER COMPANY. (Signed) P. R. Cain. Instructor Repair School. RECORD TIRE CO. 1327 14TH ST. N. W. Phone Main 9972. SPECIAL ATTENTION TO OUT-OF-TOWN TRADE j FARMERS LEAD IN TRUCK USING Mack Manufacturer Warns Against Legislation That Would Curb. The biggest users of motor trucks in the world are the American farm ers, with 79.789 motor trucks in op eration. Manufacturers come second, with 75.298, and retailer third, with 74,486. These fibres are taken from relia ble statistics for the year 1917. Esti mates for 1918 show a tremendous in crease in the number of motor trucks in use. but with the farmer still in the lead. It is estimated that during 1918 ap proximately 35O.O0O.Cuo tons of farm products were hauled to market in motor trucks by the farmers and gar deners of the United States. The ac tual operating figures averaged for the United States show that motor truck transportation is twice as cheap as horse-drawn transporta tion. The motor truck handles life's ne cessities. "Legislation which hits motor truck* hits at the very source of the life sup ply of the people." says R. E. Ful ton. \ ice president of the Interna tional Motor Company, manufacturer of Mack trucks. "To unwisely legis late against the motor truck is to take food away from those who- need it and to increase its cost. "The motor truck is the people's friend and servant, and legislation aimed to injure and handicap motor truck transportation is a blow against the best interests of the people?both producers and consumers. ' Much of this SjO.OflO.jXO tons of food products, hauled from the farm to the > city by motor trucks, was of a perish- I able nature, and hundreds of thousands j I of tons of it would have been lost but for the rapid transportation possible with the motor truck. "Legislation aimed to hit motor! , truck transportation is the result of a ! I narrow-minded att.tude of some who ! hold mistaken notions that the motor! ! truck hurts certain interests. The mo i tor truck serves the needs of the peo- | I pie. It is for the people, both pro-1 ducers and consumers, to see that the! ; motor truck is given a square deal and! I not discriminated against. "Discrimination against motor trucks j is discrimination against the source of j , livelihood of the people." To Remove Oil. Vaporized oil that com*?s through I the breather is blown out iti a mist, covering hood and engine and making I an abomnabl<? mess. This trouble i may be cured by litting an elbow of J soft, rubber hose over the breather' pip**. A tin pipe is fitted over the i other end of this elbow long enough 1 to reach down into the dust pan. to | which it is fastened. In this way th?? vaporized oil will ho carried away from the engine and hood. Cole Riiiet Prices. | Indianapolis. Ind.-?The Cole Motor Car Company has increase*] the price |of its line The new prices are now in effect. They are as follows: j ? New Old Model. Price. Price. 4-pass. touring... $2,795 7-pass. touring 2.7'.>."> 2.595 2-pass, roadster 2.795 2.595 4-pass, sedan 4."!*."? 2. v.V> i 7-pass. sedan 1.195 3.935 j Coupe 4,095 3,895 j NEW HOME OF DREADNAUGHT TIRE IN WASHINGTON The agency fur Dreadnaught j Tires has been taken by Hklnker-' Palmer Company and beautiful newi offices opened al 1408 Fourteenth, street northwest last Wednesday. Skinker-Palmer Company will act distributers of Dreadnaught Tires in the l>istrict of Columbia. Virginia and Maryland. Already considerable billboard advertising has been done in this district for Dread naughts and it is expected that this coupled with the wide national advertising campaigns now running will assist materially in placing Dreadnaughts before* the Washington automobile users. A notable feature of Dread naughts. Mr. Skinker says. is the specially constructed Dodge size, Washington State Dealers to Meet Yakima, Wash.?The opening ses sion of the three-day convention of the Washington Automobile Cham ber of Commerce was held here to day. W. C. Baldwin, of Taeoma, the president, called the meeting to or der. Committee and officer reports were-made by i\ K. Sands, of Seattle, chairman of the executive commit tee; C. I.. Moore, the retiring manag ing secretary, and the new manag ing secretary. William J. Coyle. New officers for the jear then were elected Addresses during the remainder of the convention will be made by F. W. A. Vesper, of St. Louis, president of the National Automobile Dealers' Association; C. II. Shields, who will discuss financing; 1'. <2. Hoffman, whose discussion will concern ac counting; E. Cw. Hoffman, who will speak on service, and K. T... Keel, attorney for the association. The present convention is the fifth to be held and will close with a basket picn?c at tlie Washington State Fair Grounds. New Body Factory in Weit T-os Angeles. Cal.?Don Lee. Cadi liar distributor for California, has organ ized the Don I^ee Coach and Body Works and will establish one of the largest body building plants in the country. He has purchased and will enlarge the Karl Automobile Works, said to be the largest body plant west of etroit. J. W. Karl, who founded the business which bears his name, will continue as manager of the plant, and llarley Karl will be chief designer of the coach and body department. "The Eight with Eighty Less Parts" Apperson power is more than sufficient to get you anywhere you want to go over all used roads, and, more them that, is daily making new roads where motor car has never traveled before. Mechanical design and manufacture of an Apperson are such that the greatest possible amount of power developed is transmitted to the wheels. Result: power economy. You rest as you ride in an Apperson. The design of the seats, the depth of upholstery, the cushioning effect of the springs, the oversized tires, all combine to make the Apperson a car of relaxation. The Apperson is essentially the easiest car to drive?economy of effort. The lines of the Apperson were designed by the most experienced car designers. Result: straight lines, angles and curves flow into a beautiful entirely which is most pleasing. Note: The standard model, formerly selling at $2,625, has just been advanced to $2,950 f. o. b. factory. ' We have one more shipment coming in at the old price?act at once, and save $350. Huntington Motor Co. 1805 14th St. Phone N. 4332. j 3 2x3'4 designed particularly for I Dodge car owners who heretofore | have found difficulty in obtaining: ! ! a tire of thin size strong enough! I in the ?!de wall construction to j j Htand up under the weight of these 1 cars. With this difficulty of Dodge, I owners in view, the Dread naught | (Tire Company have put out ai | specially constructed tire, heavierl i in the sidewalls than the average j 32x3 Vi and reinforced throughout! ! to meet this particular need. A complete stock of Dreadnaught, j Tires in all sizes have been in-J I stalled by Skinker-I'almer, their ; adjustments will be handled en i tirely in W ashington and with a 'policy outlined by Mr. Skinker de-l ! signed to give the utmost in serv-l ice to Dreadnauglrt users. 1 RECORD MILEAGE BY COLE EIGHTS Denver Office Reports Re markably Long Service By Tires There. One of the most interesting reports received recently concerning the t;re mileage, which is being delivered reg ularly "by Cole Aero-Bights in actual service, is that which was furnished by the'Cole Motor Company, of Den ver, Col. One Aero-Eight, now running in Den ver, which is used by a taxicab com pany in hauling tourists from Denver to Ix>okout Mountain, has negotiated 2X.000 miles on its original tires. This record is hardly more extraordinary than the gasoline mileage it has made, having averaged better than 12.G miles per gallon at the type of work con sidered by engineers to be the most trying for which a passenger car can be used regularly. Of Aero-Kight ToTirsters in constant service for the St. James Touring Car and Taxicab Company in Denver, two have run more than 21,000 miles on oiiginal tires, and another has a record of miles. Among the five other Aero-Kight Toursters operated by this company, the poorest record ! shown is 17.W?0 miles, ranging from I that upward to 19.S00 miles.* I An Aero-Kight Sportster owned by J. G. Stanley, of Denver, has run W5. 151! miles on its original tires, and in the opinion of tire experts, they have j 3.00U miles of hard travel left in them. Another Aero-Kight Sportster owned ' by T. J. Patterson hs a record of 14,110 mllei on Its original tires with the expectation of ?.000 additional mile# from them. Probably a better record than either of tbeae ha* been%nade by a Tourster owned and driven by Richard Pinhorn, which ha* 9.000 miles to its credit already with the possibility of f.OOu ! mile* yet. according to the estimate I of tire experts. j The instances of exoeHent tire mile i age records shown here are merely | typical of many othem which have been made by Cole Aero-Eights in ! Denver. It Is a significant fact that . the tire mileage records made t>y ; Aero-Eights used as tax 1 cab? have probably better record* than cars used by private owner? And. a* driving in and about Denver is an ! hard a? almost any place in the United States, the record of car# In that locality Is moat significant to owners elsewhere. Protect Garajunea 1 Cincinnati. Ohio.?Cincinnati dealer* and owners generally are elated at the passage of a bill by the Ohio as sembly aimed *t the deadbeat and coa ' fidence men who prey upon the dealer and garageman COMMONWEALTH 1920 MODEL There Will Be Many Distinctive Improvements in the New Model Including longer wheel base, many refinements in body construction, larger tires, Parrisli & Bingham frame, semi-elliptic springs all around. We are accepting orders -for this new model for delivery September ioth. E.H.BAUER CO.,636GN.W. DREADNAUGHT T-I-R-E-S Guaranteed 6,000 es Yacuum and Dread naught Ribbed Tread Dreadnaught Tires Have Set a New Mark in the Tire World ?because of their toughness, durability, resiliency and smooth riding qualities. They invari ibly deliver mileage far in excess of their guarantee. Dreadnanght Reinforced Vacuum Tread is a positive anti-skid?the bar through the :enter of the side cups prevent clogging, avoids "drag," minimizes nftise and road friction, and "holds" the road Dreadnaught Ribbed Tread is easy to steer and successfully sup plants the old-time plain tread. The color scheme?the dark rubber treads contrasted with the soft-toned ivory side walls?-adds smartness and distinction to your car. The Snper-Dreadnanght Inner Tube, when nsed with the Dreadnaught eating, makes the perfect Tire. Skinker-Palmer Co. DISTRIBUTERS 140S Fourteenth Street N. W.