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66 Eight Closed Cars In both the Sedan and Coupe models, noth ing is left to be desired. Every possible re quirement is anticipated in the conveniences and appointments of these ultra-fine cars. Both models have many commendable qualities in com mon: Roominess, Luxurious Upholstery Finished Work manship in every detail and the use of choicest materials throughout. Your most critical inspection of either or both types is invited. .COUPE Model 47?8 New Price, Delivered '2,355 .SEDAN Model 47?fT Nczv Price, Delivered '2,595 Oldsmobile Sales Co. 1016-1018 Connecticut Avenue Telephone Main 7837 Open Sundays and Evenings During the Week Do Not Miss This Closed Car Show At Convention Hall From Nov. 13th to 19th / w E are introducing five new, charming closed car mod els to Washington. You have not seen the latest motor modes until you have seen these cars! Come to our salesroom and view the latest improvements, re finements and niceties that estab lish these cars far above the aver age. Here you will see the great, re fining change in closed car design ?the banishment of bulges and bulk! Here you will find smart sim plicity replacing over-done osten tation ! Here you will learn how closed car driving has been made easier, simpler, safer?altogether more comfortable and desirable. If you wantHa smart, low, trim lined coach that travels a country road in a way to shame even some open cars, come to our Show. If you require a more sumptu ous chauffeur-driven car, let us show you the last word. If you want closed car protec tion at open car economy, we have one "model that outclasses all others. The car illustrated above has an adjustable glass partition, making it either chauffeur or owner driven. (Also furnished without partition.) Its accessories include step lights operating with the doors? dome light with individual * switches?flush type toilet and smoking sets?windshield visor? Liberty Silver interior hardware. A wide variety of color and trimming options are offered on all models. Space 9?Closed Car Salon HUMMER MOTOR SALES CO. 1020 Comiecticut Ave. Baltimore, Md., Branch E. Eddie Hammer, Mgr. Pkuc Mala 475# Howard Street and Park A venae W. Lester Hammer, !H(t. Phone Mt. Vernon 407 Lexington Motor Company, Connersville, Indiana, U. S. A. Subsidiary United States Automotive Corporation \ -- J,;./ J ? % ~eA ? ssfeSiS* EXTREME PRECAUTIONS TAKEN IN CONNECTION WITH SACCO-VANZEITI HEARING. A division of the newly formed Massachusetts state con* tub alary which served ns guard daring the hearing of Sacco and Vansettl at Dedham, Mass., November 5. These troops* mounted on motor cycles, are rapidly becom ing a terror to lawbreakers In all parts of the Bay state. They are all picked ex-service men. FLASH FROM TOWER REGARDED BEST IN CONTROL OF TRAFFIC Advantages of System to All Countries; Seen in Complete Standardizing of Street Signals^ Br Dr. John A. Hsrrui, Sp?ci?l Deputy Folios Commissioner I- Ch&rg* of T-*fllc D*visto-i, i PoZioe Depart moat, City of Mew York. J The question of traffic Is one of in tense responsibility and, I might add, i a dignified business, because each1 and every traffic officer at the time he wishes to convey a traffic regula tion either by signal, by his presence in a community or at the intersection of a street, as the case may be, i comes directly in contact with the | mental attitude of the driver of a vehicle or the gedestrian. I wish: I had the time to go into this mat- 1 ter from the scientific point of view, as I have had occasion to study it for years, being a graduate in medi-i cine and also in surgery, and having! had many conferences with intelli gent men a!ong scientific lines, both abroad and here, so that one may un- , derstand the importan -e of appro ich I ins this subject from the officer's I point of view and that of the driver ind the pedestrian. If you permit an embolus, which Is a blood clot, to pass through any artery, when it reaches the heart the patient dies. So it is with traffic. If there is a congestion in any one point of a city, town, village or road, i then you are at the danger point in | the weakest link in your system. Mental Attitude IJInetiMeil. The mental attitude of the driver, pedestrian and policeman plays a very important part in traffic control. The scientific signal matter that I have referred to as a scientific business is conveyed to the officer simply by thev eye and from the eye to' the brain. There is no question or doubt, and I have learned it from observa ;ion and analyzing many articles ap pealing in periodicals and papers, ; that the flash advertising system is ' the greatest of all systems, simply ! because the moment you see a flash i vour mind is attracted to that flash, and after a while to the very point of the flash, when you see it flashing, and it eventually becomes parV of your daily routine when on the streets. The phenomenon of flash is a most remarkable thing. The phenomenon ? f dayjight is a most remarkable I thing; the phenomenon of night is a I most remarkable thing. The mag i nificence of a setting sun Is a most j remarkable thing, and I venture to | say that there is not one man. whether he loves nature or whether he just j observes it simply because he is li\> | ing on this earth, who will not agree | with me in admitting that when there ! is a beautiful sunset he observes it and usually has this to say?that it is wonderful, it is beautiful and re ! markable, at all times riveting the I result of its flash splendor on the mind. Considers Control by Flash. With these scientific thoughts X oftentimes retire, hoping to find a , solution to a territory that is so highly congested at. this time that I evolved a scientific thought of con i trolling traffic by a flash: a simple j method of a tower that has been used ! for many years at terminals of rail roads; a simple device, a flash that I for years has been used along railroad , terminals but never thought of in traffic regulation on the highways of I big cities, towns or villages. When you see a flash you imme ' dlately observe there Is a command for something. The mechanism is . simply a battery with lights on either side of thiB little tower, and when traffic In this particular city is moving north or south the yellow flash is observed When it is moving east or west, it\ order that the people may have due cognizance of the change in the direction of traffic, the red light is flashed. That means that they shall prepare for a change in direc tion of traffic, and also gives the pedestrians on the streets an oppor tunity to clear the intersections and get out of the. way before the new traffic proceeds. , Therefore, between the yellow light and the green light there is the red light. The success of controlling traffic by the flash has more thati passed our expectations In this city. It is the most astonishing thing what educa tion will do along that line, where a photographic impression is based upon the theory of phenomenon, and the mind itself. Ninety-four per cent of the people using 5th avenue at this time held the flash, and only fi per cent desire to steal a street, as we call it. and try to t-ake one block farther. The 6 per cent, as a rule, are people who are not given to an endeavor to assist this department in Its anxiety to protect life and limb from Injury. Extraordinary Condition. It is a most extraordinary condition that I wish to tell you about. In this city In the fifteen months that this tower system has been in opera tion there has not been issued one summons on Fifth avenue. The pub lic has become educated to the new system, and people have written the department thousands of letters as suring the department that this means of control of traffic is agreeable to the community. And that is one of the fundamental principles upon which this signal device has been built, because a regulation must be generous, a police officer must be generous and the public must be gen erous. The public, by writing these letters, bas signified its willingness to assist, to co-operate, to coordinate its every-day life upon the streets. The press has, without one exception, given the departmett the Absolute assurance, both through editorials and items, that the people of this city are satisfied with the system. The officers of the department like wise have assured the department heads that they are agreeable and like the system. There remains but one thing that would make it even more perfect, and that Is if the streets were a little wider and more numerous we are satisfied that Instead of handling 1 450,000 vehicles on the streets of this city and.-in the neighborhood of three millions to four millions of peo ple each day, we would be able to \ j reach a point where we would be I able to almost perfectly handle the i traffic congestion in the greatest cen ter in the world.. | Great Opportunity Presented. I A great opporttunity has presented itself in an endeavor to standardize traffic, not only in the United States but throughout the world. This mes sage- of standardization should not stop in this country, but should con tinue throughout the world, for the reason that when foreigners come to this country they would understand what traffic regulation me-ms. Like wise when Americans go abroad they j would not be confronted \frith the difficulties that so many of them have in Liondon and Paris, in Belgium, Italy and Switzerland, or in any other of the central nations.. I particularly desire to impress upon police departments the impor tance of not paying too much atten i tion to people who manufacture de vices of all kinds. We have been burdened to a greater or lesser degree , by thousands of communications i speaking of devices that they believe : can be operated at a much less cost, devices that have an an ulterior mo tive nothing but a purpose of market , ing their production; and in that way, in all probability, you will have ' a confusion of signals, automatic or , otherwise, that will not- do the work J definitely and properly.. J It has been suggested that cross ! cables be put across corners, that | hanging cages be suspended from one point to another, or that lights J be suspended. There is only one thing that can control traffic defi nitely, absolutely and regularly, to meet tho human mind, and that isi the great, big policeman that stands. In the middle of the street, as rep-! resented in the traffic towers. (tuotra Vltm of Drivers. Drivers have told me frequeuntly that when they leave one tower they i are watching for the next tower. I They know there is a police officer In J that tower, and even though that: pollen officer is elevated so many feet t above the pavement, nevertheless the . very fact that the officer is there j makes this a great giant of regula- t tlon. The simplicity of a device of this i kind is that in case one light should get out of order the other one per forms its function, and if one light should fall the officers along the avenue can determine that it !s not working and the other tower lights are doing the work. If devices are submitted that have an automatic system that has one control with just one light in the center, be very care-! ful before considering same as a per- j feet flash control system. Three fundamental principles are ; essential in your guidance In connec- ! tion with traffic control. Firstly, the people must be with you; se'-ondly. you must have the officers with you. and thi-dly. the regulations govern ing all of these traffic intricacies must co-ordinate with the human mind. Lack Produces Weak Control. If any one of these three important factors is lacking, it makes traffic jontrol weak, and it will not func tion properly. It is like something; that my old professor told me when ! I was quite a young man. Before ; graduating from college I said to Dr. I Herald. "Will you tell me the three most important things that a young man must think of. adhere to and en deavor to strive for in life?" And he I said. "I really do not know exactly.: but." he said, "many years before I graduated I was told by one of my : professors that a man must first be ambitious; secondly, he must perse-: vere. and thirdly, he must have per- I sonailty." You see how these three \ things coordinate with the three sug- ! gestions that I have made in traffic. It is most remarkable that even the j phenomenon of life itself is unknown. . So tt Is with the mentality, the mind. It Is not fair to judge a person who ciosses the street with a vehicle ap proaching for the officer to step for ward and use abruptness or profanity, because that mind probably was not on the subject of traffic. That is why I wish to Impress the Importance of being generous tn exercising duty a* officers in the handling of traffic.? National Police Bulletin. In 1918 there were approximate! ? 80,000 women working underground in rfllneg in Japan. FORGET YOUR AUTO TROUBLES Each Night at the Auto Show We will give away a full Subscription to American Motor Service FREE Register your car and get full information at Booth "B," Southeast Corner. American Motor Service 1612-1622 You St. N.W. Phone North 10*00 ?It Unlocks the Door Through Which Your Auto Troubles Depart." Look for die Big Key At the Auto Show The first cost is practic !ly the lest Space 2, Closed Car Salon, Convention Hall, Nov. 14 to 19. SEMMES MOTOR COMPANY 1132-34 Connecticut Avenue Telephone Main 6660 Dodge Brothers SEDAN -i MODEL thereS a TOUCH OF TOMORROW IN ALL VCOLEDOESV TOmr i NOW 0"N DISPLAY AT OUR SALESROOM / HAT such motor car efficiency could be developed in any car at any price is J. a notable engineering attainment?that it could ever be obtained in a car sell ing at $2485 is a business achievement. And yet here it is?Cole Model 890 c/tfirro-EiGHT with forty-two added refinements and improvements?for $2485. We arc ready to turn the car over to you for a personal, individual demonstration. You yourself may take the wheel, and subject it to any test that, in your opinion, will best reveal the car's Real Merit. MAKE THIS TEST FOR YOURSELF In shifting gears note the astounding ease with which the clutch disengages?khe extremely slight foot pressure required. Also note the gentleness and yet the positiveness with which the clutch en gages. This is a special patented Cole feature, obtainable only on Model 890 Cole Aero-Kicm. In bringing the car ta a stop, observe the slight foot pressure required on the broke pedal, and at the same time the powerful, silent grip of the big bands on the brake drums. Note the unbelievably short space required in bringing the car to a full stop, at twenty miles an hour?at thirty?at forty. This extraordinary braking power is an exclusive Cole feature obtainable only on Cole Model 890 Aero-Eight. Test the accelerating power of the car; its perfect combustion, by driving the accelerator to the floor board. Note how the ear leaps forward and sud denly forces the seat cushions against your back. This quick get-away is a big safety factor in an emergency and a satisfaction to the driver who loves to lead instead of trail through the other fellovfs dust. Take the car to the steepest hill in your vicinity and note how it picks up in high at the point of hardest pull. There is perhaps no other car that can negotiate difficult hills ?? high with more freedom. Meanwhile, note the motometer?if is utterly impossible to overheat Cole Model 890 Aero-Eiom. 8 Select a stretch of bad road and hit the bumps hard at say thirty-five miles an hour. Note the absolute freedom from shock and jar, and how Perfectly the cor maintains its balance no bounc ing around, no road swerve. When you come to a good stretch, push the ear up through its speed range?note that it has J?o ration or vibration. If are an experienced driver, push the car up to sixty and then to sev enty miles an hour, or even higher. We do not recommend such speed in the hands of the aver age driver, but it is a satisfaction to know you have it under the hood. A prolonged road test will show that you get somewhere around fifteen miles to the gallon of gasoline. When you stop to consider that Cole Model 890 Aero-EiGHT is a big, seven-passenger capacity car, driven by a high powered engine, this showing is remarkable. Note the attention that Cole Model 890 Aerr Eight attract*?no car on the boulevard is more admired. Check up the showing the Cole Model 890 Aero Eight has made on the nine test points here listed and then ask yourself this question: "Where else can I obtain anything like as much mater car tplue for $2485 f" ? Confirm what we have said about die car'i traffic and road action by accepting our tnggeitioa?DRIVE THE CAR YOURSELF Closed Car Exibit at Space 24?Convention Hall, Nov, 14th to 19th GIBSON MOTOR CO. 1124 Connecticut Avenue Phone Main 614 Cole Motor car company I NDIANAPOLI8 V.S.A.