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SITES W MARYLAND
FORAUTOCAMPERS
Ample Grounds Will Be Sup
plied This Summer on
Maih Highways.
Maryland motorists and others who
pass through that state and desire
camping ground will be amply sup
plied this summer, according to John
N. Mackall, chairman of the good
roads commission. Camping sites
throughout the main highways of the
state will be ready for occupancy in
the course of the next few weeks.
Arrangements already have been
completed for five of these camps. It
Is expected that several others will !
be secured within the next two weeks.
According to present plans, those to
be opened this summer will be along
vl?? mG.r. roads leading from Balti
more over the mountains of western
Maryland. If the scheme is success
ful camps will be set up at frequent
intervals along all the state roads
next summer.
Location of Site*.
Mr. Mackall has. been arranging for
these camps. Sites have been secured !
near Frederick, near Frostburg. near j
Usbon 011 the Frederick pike; near ?
Hancock. and on Conococheague J
creek. Several other sites in the :
mountainous section of Maryland are
being considered. Mr. 'Mackall said,
and It is probable that arrangements .
for these will be completed in the ]
? near future.
TJiere will be no charge to those |
who care to camp on the sites. Mr. i
Mackall explained. Each site will be
financed and patrolled by a man. who '
will be'given the concession of run-j
ning a store on the property. This j
man will sell canned goods and simi- I
lar articles likely to be desired by the |
tourists. Campers will not be com- j
pclled to purchase from him. but Mr. <
Mackall assumes that they will want
to buy such things rather than carry
these from place to place.
Proviii^on Mndf for Water.
While the camps will not be planned
elaborately. Mr. Mackall declared, all
will have water and sanitary provi
sions.
The Camp near Frostburg probabv
will he the most elaborate. This will
Include shower baths, a swimming
pool and other conveniences. Ar
rangements for this site were made
through the Commercial Club of
Frostburg.
At Conc ocheague *creek there will
be bathing facilities, while well water
will be available. The site at Freder
ick is being opened in co-operation
with the Rotary Club of Frederick.
Will I Me Picnic (irour.d.
A picnic ground will be utilized for
the site on the Frederick pike near
Lisbon, while Andrew Cohill of Han
cock is\arranging for the camp at
that point.
All these camps, Mr. Mackall said,
are from three to five acres in size.
The Qthers, which are expected to be
secured #? the mountainous regions,
will be somewhat smaller.
Just outside of Cumberland, he adds.
James E. Perrin is rigging up an ex
tensive camp site which will be some
what more elaborate than those being
arranged for by the state roads com
mission. A nominal charge will be
made for caniDing on this site. It is
the intention of the state roads com
mission to compare this camp with
the others at the end of the summer
to determine which tiie campers pre
fer. It is the belief of Mr. Mackall.
however, that they will p'refer the
free site on a less elaborate scale.
The five state-controlled camps will
be opened in a week or ten days, in
time for use by the tourists returning
from Florida and other places in the
south. They will remain indefinitely,
Mr. Mackall said.
AUTOMOBILE ITEMS.
The Knickerbocker Tee Company.
New York, is advertising fifty used
wagons for sale, as the company is
substituting automobiles for horse
drawn vehicles.
Mrs. Nancy K. O'Brien of Osceola,
Wis., the Wisconsin Farmer indicates,
finds life on the farm considerably
less lonely than in the days when
phe was born, 101 years ago. She
sometimes rides thirty miles by auto
mobile from her horn** to the motion
picture .theater and back again the
same night.
The automobile business Is finding
women increasingly good prospects
as Individual car buyers. They not
only are the purchasing agent of the
heme but are also capturing many
fields of business. There are 261,500
woman farmers in the United- States,
and 111,000 women who pay personal
income taxes in New York.
Yhe Cleveland Trust Company esti
mates that is costs more than one
third less to operate a car today than
it did a year ago. Gasoline Is down
33 per cent. tires 38 per cent and oil
43 per cent.
AUTO GLASS
FOR WINDSHIELDS OB BODIES.
Installed While You Wait.
Tar an to & Wa&man
10n tfEW^YORK AVE. N.W.
Post & Schooley
Formerly with Motor Co. of Wash.
Stutz and
Auburn Experts
, General Auto Repairing
1428-30 Church St N.W.
Main 1297
ACME BATTERY CO.
1409 V ST. N.W.
Batteriea Banted. I Lighting, Starting,
Becharged. Rebuilt, I Ignition Trouble*
Repaired. I Remedied.
Agency for RAY Battery
Unconditional two-year factory guarantee.
Phone North 1439
Suction-Cup Non-Skid
Get Them Now
Slz.. On. Tir.. Two Tim.
30x3tt ?12.50 513.50
33xBtt 14.2ft 15.35
32x4 18.00 17.00
33x4 17.00 18.00
34x4 18.00 15.00
32x4V4 18.00 ]?.0?
' 33x4* 19.00' 20.00
.14x4 Vfc 20.50 31.50
35x4H 21.50 ' 33.00
35x5 30.50 30.50
Sale Three Days Only
Open Erealngs Dnrlag sale
REEBILT TIRE CO., INC.
1623 14th St. N.W.
All Tlrn Sold at I.l.t
Gnnrnnteed l.OOO Mile*
ABOLISHES SPEED LIMIT
IN THE BRITISH ISLES
Bill Belating to Road Bales for Au
tomobiles Becommended by
the Cabinet.
BY JUNIUS B. WWOD.
By Cable to The Star and Chicago Dally News.
Copyright, 1922.
LONDON, England, April 15.?The
abolition of all speed limits for auto
mobiles in the British Isles is pro
vided for in a bill reported by the
committee on road regulations for
vehicles and recommended by the
cabinet. The indications are that the
recommendation will eventually be
come a law, leaving: the driver's abil
ity and discretion as the only restric
tion on speed.
In view* of the radical removal of
speed restrictions, severe penalties
are proposed for negligent driving.
For the first offense there is a fine of
?50 (about $220 at current exchange
rate) and revocation of the driver's
, license, at the discretion of the court.
For the second offense the punish
I ment is a fine of ?100 ($440). six
months' imprisonment and compulsory
| revocation of the license. The only
I cars prohibited from going as fast as
they like are trucks. Those without
! pneumatic tires and weighing three
| tons are limited to twenty miles an
i hour.
| In connection with the new motor
I ing laws, parliament is scheduled to
! consider whether two persons shall be
i permitted to ride a single motor cycle.
: Greatly to the cyclists' annoyance.
I nervous pedestrians are conducting a
\ vigorous agitation before parliament
i against the continuance of "cheap
i sociability." represented by a girl
| perched on the back seat of a speed
ing motor cycle. The committee which
decided in favor of unrestricted auto
mobile speed concluded that double
riding of motor cycles was * not dan
gerous.
| . NEW SERVICE STATION.
Department for Willys-Knight and
Overland Cars Opens Tomorrow.
A service department for Willys
Knight and Overland cars will be
opened tomorrow morning by R. Mc
I^eynolds & Sons, who recently took
representation of this territory for
this line of cars, in the rear part of
their building. 1423 I* street.
In connection with the service de
partment, R. McReynolds & Sons are
rapidly accumulating a complete
stock of all parts used in these cars.
It is the purpose of the company to
keep constantly on hand a complete
stock of parts.
The company has completed plans
for extensive alterations to the L.
street building. When alterations are
completed, it is the belief that the
company will have a most modern
service station.
Jn addition to N. P. Chambers as
general manager and Mr. Mangold
and Mr. O'Day. the vice president of
the company is Will McReynolds, and
the accounting department is in
charge of Stuart Heitmuller.
I
PLAN MEMORIAL
TO H. C. OSTERMANN
Roadside Seat Will Be Erect- j
ed in Commemoration of Ef
forts for Hjghway.
The wonderfully effective work ]
which the late H. C. Osterrnann ac
complished In behalf of the Lincoln
highway during: the years he was
vice president and field secretary of
that orfraniz.ition is to be most ap
propriately memorialized, says an an
nouncement from Detroit. The trav
elers of the future, driving the trans
continental highway, either east 6r
west, may realize and appreciate the
pioneer* work accomplished by the
man known and loved along the high
way which he did so much to de
velop from a dream to an established
fact.
Immediately after Ostermann's tragic
death, in the spring of 1920, his hun
dreds of friends along the route be
tween the two coats urged the asso
ciation to provide for the construction
of some suitable memorial., in which
all of h'is friends might have a part.
This was authorized by the board of
directors of the Lincoln Highway As
sociation. and scores of subscriptions
from Ostermann's friends have been
received. Jens Jensen, the landscape
architect of Chicago, who has in
charge the beautiftcation of the Ideal
section of the Lincoln highway, to
be built this year in Lake county,
Indiana, was commissioned to prepare
a design for a memorial seat, which it
was felt by the association's board
would be the most appropriate form
of memorial to the late field secretary.
The seat has been designed and ap
proved by the association's board. It
will be constructed at a beautifurvspot
along the Ideal -section, set back
slightly from the road in a grove of
trees, and may become the nucleus
for the Ideal campsite the association
will ultimately develop at this point.
Ostermann's vision of the transcon
tinental road had seen it ultimately
widened, beautified and made inspir
| iug by the construction of memorials,
i rest camps and facilities for the com
I fort of the traveler, and it is most
appropriate that at the side of the
finest section of Lincoln highway in
the United States should be placed a
memorial to him which in itself will
be an invitation to the traveler to
stop and rest in the shade and con
template the beauties of nature which
Osterrnann himself so keenly appre
ciated.
The memorial seat will carry a
handsome bronze tablet, bearing its
dedication to the late official and a
few appropriate words significant of
the man. It will represent Oster
mann's wide friendship and typify his
never-failing interest in humanity and
altruistic work.
NEW YORK AUTOISTS COMPLAIN
ABOUT REGISTRATION PLATES
\
.0 ?
Declare Fee of $13.20 Deserves Better
Than 17-Cent Tag ? More
Beauty Desired.
Many owners of motor cars regis
tered in New York state are com
plaining of the registration plates
which they are obliged to carry. They
insist tljat these, plates mar the ap
pearance of their cars and could be
muqji improved by the expenditure of
a little more money per pair than at
present. ?
During 192t there were 77^344 cars
registered In New York state that
paid a total of {10,288,858 In registra
tion fees, or an average of $13.20 each,
yet, the motorist is in 1922 obliged to
get along with plates that cost about
17 cents per pair and are, to say the
least, anything but good to look at,
either on or oft a car.
A movement has been started in
Arizona to have the 1923 license
plates for motor vehicles made of
copper instead of sheet Iron. While
U is estimated that a pair of plates of
the former metal will cost 18 cents
more than a pair of sheet iron plates,
nevertheless those behind the move
ment feel that the extra cost is war
ranted if it wil!j>rocure more durable
and attractive registration numbers.
Favor Two-Year Platea.
There are some, too. who urge that
the copper plates could be used for
two years by inserting into the plate,
as was formerly done In California, a
small disk with a design indicative of
the registration year. The ease with
which such disks are counterfeited.
however, has discouraged such a
course.
The most Important thins to note,
however, in connection with the
movement Is the desire for plates
which, from the standpoint of work
manship, strength and attractiveness,
compare with these same qualities in
the avdfrage American motor vehicle.
Something; along this line is surely
desirable In New Yorlf state, where
motor registration plates are any
thing but attractive in design, and all
too often the workmanship on them
is very poor.
Quality Saerlfleed.
All but 300,000 pairs of the 1923
New York state registration plates
were manufactured , by the state'
prison department at a cost of 17
cents per pair. The 300.000 in ques
tion were manufactured under con
tract by a. private concern for 15%
cents per pair. It is possible, there
fore, that quality has been sacriflced
for price.
When it Is realized, however, that
the 779,344 motor vehicles registered
in New York state in 1922 paid a
total of *10,288,858 in special fees
into the state treasury, it would seem
that a little more money per pair
could be paid for registration plates
which would be an ornament to a
motor vehicle and not an eyesore.
Bar State More Liberal.
Massachusetts state Is a little more
liberal in its expenditures for plates,
where the state prison at Charles
town manufactures them at a coat
j HAVE YOU SEEN IT?
! It Will Be Here Monday
1316 NEW YORK AVE.
UNCONQUERABLE AMERICAN
Gray Goose?he goes easily, unerringly, where lie will.
?_) There are no local obstacles to him. He is born and
bred to meet and master all conditions of his travelings
Q. His is country-wide, continent-long effectiveness.
He is the real, the unconquerable American. Q So,
the Wills Sainte Claire is designed and built, not
for the smooth boulevards of any single section,
but for the trails of the continent. Q. So, ypu
will find the Wills Sainte Claire from Florida to
Minnesota, from Massachusetts to California?always
' master of its traveling ? unconquerable American.
Have you ridden in the Wills Sainte Claire?
PHAETON . . . .$2475 IMPERIAL SEDAN . $3573
ROADSTER . . . 2475 TOWN CAR . . . 3850
COUPE 3275 LIMOUSIN^ . . > 3850
SEDAN 3475 F. O. B. IMarjsritl*
STERRETT & FLEMING, INC.
Champlain Street at Kalorama Road
Telephone North 5050
JD c. ii. w. Co.
ranging: from 18 to 24 cents per pair,
according: to the size of the slate, for
motor vehicles, and 12 cents per pair
for motor cycles. Whether these few
cents additional are responsible for
the better appearance of the Mas
sachusetts plates is unknown, yet it
is a fact that they look much better
than the New Tork plates.
y It Is expected an appeal will be
made to the proper authorities with
a view of having for 1923 a plate that
will be commensurate with the g*ade
of products owned by motorists and
the amount of money paid by them to
the state.
In washing the car avoid kerosene,
gasoline, lye soaps ariep-.hot water.
These are ruinous to the finish and
to the paint as well. It pays to take
proper care and spend a little more
time when washing a car. The finish
.will last longer and give you Just so
rmany more reasons for being proud
of your car.
MILLION NEW MOTOR CAR
REGISTRATIONS IN 1921
Figures for XT. 8. Also Show Only
25,000 Miles of Newly Im
proved Highways.
More than & million new motor car
registrations in the United States ip
1321, and only 25,000 miles of newly
Improved highways! A 17.6 per cent
increase In the number of motor cars
and only a 2 per cent increase in im
proved roafas indicates that the im
provement of our highways is not
keeping pace with th^ increase in
motor cars.
"The mileage of improved roads was
inadequate a year ago," says Walter
C. Davis, secretary and sales manager
of the Davis Motor Car Company,
Richmond, Ind., "and the difference
In the per cent of Increase of motoi
cars and miles of improved roads haf
heightened the gap between them 0
Good highways have not kept par#
I with the motor car registrations ir.
| the past, and at the present rate thi
surfacing of new roads is falling far
ther behind.
"Today there are twenty-seven mo
tor cars for every mile of surfaced
road. And, unfortunately, a great
many miles of improved roads arc
merely disconnected stretches, which
lose a part of their usefulness be
cause they are not part of a great
connected highway system.
"The economic necessity of goor
roads has never been so acute as ii
is now. And it is probable the situa
tion will grow more acute, for a few
years at least, until the projected im
provements are well under way.
"However, an awakened public in
terest is already having its effect
Millions appropriated from the fed
eral Treasury are being turned ov?-i
to the states. Motor car license reef
are helping out. Good roads we muBi
and shall have!"
Nash Leads the World in Motor Car Value
IT IS interesting to observe to what lengths
Nash goes in painstaking shop practice,
because it bears directly upon the quality
that has earned Nash cars their nation-wide
esteem.
To make certain that Nash cylinders are
absolutely true, a stream of cold water is
circulated through the water jackets as the
barrels are machined. This prevents heat
being generated by the operation of machin
ing, and it is heat that expands the cylinder
and causes the variations in size which distin
guish inferior cylinders irom Nash cylinders.
FOURS end SIXES
? Prices rsngt from $965 f $2390,/. #. i. factory
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HURLEY MOTOR COMPANY
1522 14th St. N.W. Telephone North 4462
Grrrn-Comphfr Motor Oo. Guy MrCllnrr Blrroa Motor Co.
Kimllton, ??. ^ Herndon. ??. Clarendon, ??.
Distributor n fUnn->'?iih Motor Co.
Del-Mar-Va-Naak Motor Oo. lis Vat Mt. Koyal An.
Baltimore, Kd. Baltimore. Md.
(153)
Always Faithful in Service
It pays to own the Hup mobile. Everyone
seems to know that it is especially long
lived, especially faithful in service.
It's almost aproverb among skilled repairmen
that the Hupmobile is better built, and that
it stays out of the shop far more consistently.
Owners have found that yearly repair and
replacement costs,barring accidents, are next
to nothing.
- It is a remarkably fine performer when if s
new; and the same fine performer when
it's old
It isn't strange or unusual?is it??that every
one believes it pays to own the Hupmobile.
Touring Car, 91350; Roadster, 91350; Roadster-Coupe.
91485; Coupe, 91835; Sedan, 91935;?Cord Tirea on all
modela?Prioea P. O. B. Detroit. Rarenua Tax Extra. '
*
STERRETT & FLEMING, Inc. ?
' Champlain SL, at Kalorama Road
v (Below 18th at.)
Telephone North S050
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