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l'ACJE TWO
Section Two
THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN. SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 20, 1918
Prove Miller Mile-Muscle
By This Simple Test
Cotton, filled with its natural wax
and oil, is wonderfully strong and
will retain its strength indefinitely.
But the process commonly used
in vulcanizing tires, drives out much
of this wax and oil, thus weakening
the fabric.
To prove it take a piece of ordi
nary cotton cord and fasten one end to
the table or chair. Stretch and hold
it tight. Light a match and hold it
beneath the cord just far enough away
not to burn it only heal i.
The cord will snap apart under the
strain at the heated point.
It is not burned merely overheated. The
natural wax and oil are driven off just as commonly
happens in vulcanizing tires by the method
ordinarily used by tire manufacturers.
MltttrTtm'
GEARED-TO-THE-ROAD
AUTO QUESTIONNAIRE
DEA LAUNCHED
BY HERS
EXPERT WRITERS ON SUBJECT
GIVE TRUE SUMMARY OF PRES
ENT CONDITIONS
) made by a process which never weakant
the fabric An exclusive process which retains
all of the natural wax and oil and strength of
the cotton fabric That is why Miller tires are
so brimful of vigor and "Mile-Muscle,'' so
economical to use.
Central Auto Supply Co.
C. A. Fish
517 North Central Ave.; Phone 1071
Phoenix, Ariz.
THE MILLER RUBBER CO, Akron, 0 U.S. A
Through the medium of what has
been very timely called, an automo
bile "questionnaire,'' the Chalmers
Motor company has secured from ex
pert automobile writers in every sec
tion of the country a true and- opti
mistic review of the motor trade and
industry at large.
The automobile editor whose con
tinual contact with the local auto
row and the outside motor world
gives him an intimate "close-up" and
at the same time a long range vision
of existing conditions, has been called
in to play the part of an "expert, witness."
Editors on all leading newspapers
of the north, the south, the Pacific
and the Atlantic have been inter
viewed by mail and without exception
their replies have been sane and solid
in proclaiming the every-Qay necessi
ty of the motor car., the encouraging
outlook in the selling division and the
growing solidarity of the. great, indus
try to whom nearly five million Amer
ican citizens look for -daily susten
ance
Extracts from a few reports selected
at random, follow:
Memphis! Press by James F. Gra
ham "In the year just closed Mem
phis dealers sold more cars than in
any previous period of equal length.
Several local motor companies are oc
cupyinjr handsome quarters erected
for them during 1917. three more are
now under construction while negoti
ations are nending for three others,
Every factory in Tennessee. Arkansas
and Mississippi is ru ining run speed;
women as well as men are employed
at better wages than ever in .the past
and the farmer and the cottongrower
have been doubly blessed.
Tacoma Xews Ledger, by Lloyd W
McDowell "The wave of prosperity
that is making dollars thick as pen
nies has begun to reach the great
northwest territory, and according to
present indications, regardless of ..the
war. the northwest cms lair to out
strip the famous southwest Los An
geles and vicinity in the number of
cars sold.
"The question of low-grade gasoline
iii"these parts is a serious item and
the hot-spot improvement has made
the Chalmers a welcome remedy in
the local field."
Detroit Times, by John Nafe
"Based on personal observation and
reliable data I firmly believe that the
demand for automobiles, both touring
and commercial cars, will be greater
in 1918 than ever before in the indus
try. The fact that a large number of
the motor plants are engaged in the
manufacture of munitions may and
probably will result in a decreased
supply of automobiles which .will, of
course, accentuate the demand for all
available cars."
Syracuse Journal, by II. James
Connors "Desnite the war and re
sulting strains on the financial mar
ket, there can be no doubt but that
the coming season will be one of the
best if not the best, Syracuse and
Central Xew York dealers have seen.
Motor cars have lone since ceased to
be regarded as 'pleasure' vehicles in
New oxt state and only yesterday in
discussing the industry with Francis
-M. Hugo, secretar of state, l was
pleased to hear this eminent author
ity say: 'I can see the automobile in
dustry coming to the front as the
greatest in America's list.'"
Boston Transcript, by Charles F.
Marden "New England is conserva
tive in its notions and its methods;
but once a satisfactory product is
established in this community, the
producer may count confidently upon
the loyalty of his customers, an upon
thfir patronage being little subject to
fluctuation through the influence of
current events.
"For this reason the motor trade of
New England is not feeling the ups
and downs of war alarms and such
long established and well known cars
as he Chalmers are enjoying a steady
demand."
EG
IT
TRIUMPHS
WORK
COAST
LOS ANGELES SIGHT-SEEING
COMPANY PUTS POWERFUL
CAR ON THE GRILL
It was Kissers' original idea that changed the motoring habits of a nation
Missel Km
Every Inch a Car . U A
THE ALL-YEAR CAR
The perfection of the All-Year Car insures COMPLETE PRO
TECTION a vital feature with critical car buyers who wish to
AVOID the DANGERS of a DRAFTY, COLD INTERIOR.
No matter how damp, rainy, cold or windy the day or night may
be, your ALL-YEAR CAR is leakproof, draftproof and rattle-proof.-
'
Its roomy, luxuriously upholstered interior of drawing room com
fort is due to the ALL-YEAR Top being built in not on with
no visible fastenings or adjustments.
In the Summer the ALL-YEAR Top, being ENTIRELY REMOV
ABLE, gives you a wide-open, roomy, ROOFLESS car, INTO
WHICH THE SUNSHINE HAS FULL PLAY.
Enjoy your car now as well as in the Spring by placing your order
for early delivery. .
See the beautiful model Kissef All-Year Car on our '
Show Room Floor
issel Auto Company
235 NORTH CENTRAL TELEPHONE 3584
PHOENIX, ARIZONA
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 19. Seven
months ago the Golden' State Auto
Tour corporation, after looking the
field over and making a selection
which in their minds would prove
the most satisfactory for their par
ticular use, chose the King 8. At
that time King 8 touring cars were
put into service by them. Some of
these cars since that time have trav
eled over 60,000 miles, the majority
of this distance with capacity load,
and a great many thousand miles
with as many as nine and ten peo
ple aboard.
They have given such efficient ser
vice that , the operators have found
it necessary to add more cars to
take care of their ever-increasing
business which, according to the
manager, is in a great measure at
tributed to the fact that the King
eights have established a reputation
for real service and that the tourist
of Southern California appreciate this
fact sufficiently to recommend this
particular concern to their friends.
Delivery has just been made by
the Leach Motor Car company of
six new 7-passenger King eights to
this concern last week, and Harry
visebaum, mar.ager of the Golden
State Auto company says, "Our . par
ticular business demands a car that
not only w-ill give service but that
is backed up by a concern that
stands ready at all times to render
efficient service. and mvestigatior.
months ago convinced us that the
Leach Motor Car company was in a
position to give ihe service we de
manded. After careful observation
and investigation of the various cars
on the market, the King stood out
as the one best suited for our re
quirements, it being a large, roomy
car of easy riding quality that was
economical in operating costs, and
last but not least, was cheaper thai.'
other cars of equal size in first cost,
"To say that we have had no
trouble whatever would be to incur
incredulity. To be sure we have had
trouble. There is no motor car built
today but what will give trouble in
our business. When a car runs about
50,000 mHes in five months, a certain'
amount of trouble Is to be expected.
But we have found in the King eights
that the only difficulties encountered
were in the ignition system, and these
shortcomings the Leach Motor Car
company has corrected, and in the
new Kings we have just added these
improvements and I understand are
a part of factory production.
: "In all, we have 13 King eights in
operation daily all over Southern
California, and they have performed
up to all our expectations in' every
respect.
TIRE CONSERVATION
' IS ESSENTIAL IN
TIME OF WAR
AUTO DEALERS MAY ASSIST GOV
ERNMENT IN PERIL
THRU THIS CHANNEL
Unquestionably the automobile
dealers of the country are now in
postion to give the automobile busi
ness a big boost in the matter of in
creasing the life to tires. Alfa unmis
takable signs show that many of
them are grasping the opportunity to
advance the cause of tire conserva
tion and incidentally aid in perpetu
ating the industry.
Heretofore, in the main, car deal
ers haw not realized the intimate re
lation between a car and its tires.
Mr. L. C. Rockhill, merchandising
expert of the Goodyear Tire & Rub-
ber company, offers some timelv sug
gestions as to how the nation's tire
bills can be greatly reduced if car
dealers will take a greater interest
in their customers' tires. He ex
presses the opinion that a majority
of the automobile dealers greatly
reduced if car dealers will take a
greater interest in their customers'
tires. He expresses the opinion that
a majority of the automobile dealers
greatly underestimate the import
ance of tire. conservation.
Says Mr. Rockhill, "The success of
the automobile industry in the im
mediate future depends largely on the
economical operation of cars. Tile
expense is one of the largest items
in car operation', and if this tire ex
pense can be reduced, the operation
of the cars can, obviously, become
much more extensive.
'Now in the past, car dealers have
limited their efforts largely to demon
strations of the numerous mechanical
functions of the car and a few ad
monitary instructions as to care of
batteries, transmission, etc. In short,
a condensed and intelligent course of
MOBILIZE MOTOR GAR
T IT
OF
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TIRE MEN SHOWS WHERE, AUTO
v MOBILE OWNER AND MANU
FACTURER MUST ASSIST
instruction to the proper use and
care of the car.
"But when thevtame to tires they
quit. Why bother wOh the tires?
That was the tire corrrfuny's business
anyway. Why waste time explain
ing tnat -all tires-are subject to a
natural seepage of air, and that even
without punctures, tire inflation
constantly alters itself: that it is
just as necessary to inflate tires at
regular intervals as it is to refill the
radiator with water, the. crank case
with oil or the fuel tank with gaso
line. 'But the tire dealer is now com
ing to realize that tire performance
bears a direct relation to the ef
ficiency of the car's oiieration, and
that calling attention, to the many
things that help to . obtain longer
tire life, is not a waste of time.
"And he' is coming to sec that he
must show an interest in his custo
mers' tire wants as well as his ac
cessory and repair requirements. For
his success depends now. more than
ever, on the satisfactory- and eco
nomical operation of the cars as a
whole. " '
"I believe that the average mile
age of the tires in use today could
be increased at bast 25 per cent if
the tires were used with proper
care. Right now the motorist is
more anxious than ever to conserve I
his tires and get the utmost service
from them.
'"But some one must show him how
to do it. And in promoting this kind
of conservation the dealer should
recognize his obligation, for' if any
one should bu interested in seeing
tires deliver their full mileage, it is
he. So car dealers the country over,
are becoming interested both in the
selling of tires and in the rendering
of service in connectcion with them."
the ingenious way in which they are-
constructed. .
The brandrohr are cylinders o :
stamped metal and are of two sizes, '
one fifty , centimeters lorn; and ten
centimeters in diameter, the other
thirty-nine and one-half centimeters
long and five and one-half centimeters
in diameter. In each case the metal is
only one millimeter thick. The bot
tom of the tube is closed by a lead
disc seven millimeters thick and an
iron .disc two millimeters thick. The
tube is filled' with compressed ther
mit and its upper end is closed by a
plate of celluloid four millimeters
thick, with six holes, the central one
of which is plugged with a friction
match. .
Thermit is an intricate mixture of
powdered aluminum and oxide of Iron
which, when heated, sets up a tre-' "
mendous chemical reaction. The alum
inum is oxidized at the expense of "
the iron and this metal is set at lib
erty in a perfectly fluid and intensely
hot condition. The pulling out of the
friction plug from the end of the
bomb acts on the thermit as a ful
minating cap acts upon gunpowder. :
starting the chemical reaction that
causes the frightful heat. When this
plug is pulled out the thermit blazes
furiously with a flame rix feet lone .'
that shoots forth for more than a ,
minute, the celluloid cap being in
stantly volatilized.
The heat it sets up is enough to
melt iron. It is so intense that the
Boches cannot hold the fite bombs
in their hands, but fasten them on
the end of poles and pull the plugs
with a cord. They pull the plug and
hurl the bomb into a trench or dugout,
after they attach it in such a wav "
that it will squirt its flame into the
very depths of a supposedly bomb
proof dugout,
o
SHORT CIRCUITS
GERMAN FIRE BOMB
TO KILL IN TRENCH
(From La Nature)
The Germans have for some time
been using fire bombs of a peculiar
form, specially designed for destroy
ing men who have taken refuge in
deep shelters that they supposed to be
bombproor. ihese they call Brand
rohr. Some of these have recently been
captured by French soldiers and taken
to pieces. It prints diagrams showing
It happens on occasions that the
engine will stop suddenly for no ap
parent reason and then' start up
again, just as suddenly. This may
occur in passing over a particularly
rough piece of road. The veteran
motorist will at once diagnose the
trouble as an intermittent short cir
cuit, somewhere in- the ignition line.
An inspecton of the wires under th
cowl board may show that some
poorly insulated lighting wire has
been jounced into'tontact with metal
which is also in contact with a couple
of the ignition- wires from the switch.
1 "President Wilson's Message' to
Congress, setting forth his reasons
for mobilizing the. railroads undfr
government control, inferentially im
poses upon 1 automobile users and
manufacturers the need to co-oper
ate voluntarily with the spirit of the
message and mobilize the automobile
through individual initiative, said J.
N. Gunn, president of the United
States Tire company.
"Several weeKs ago uoionei samuei
P. Colt, president of the United States
Rubber company, in an interview,
urged automobile' owners of both
passenger and commercial cars to
use their cars more and more to re
lieve the transportation pressure on
the Nation's railroads anT merchants'
delivery service. Other leaders in the
country's business, not alone those
in the automobile industry, have
since urged that this advice be fol
lowed. It .has met with unanimous
approval. , '
"Individual economy should be
practiced to the end that no waste
age shall result. It is not neces
sary to assume that National economy
means curtailing the use of auto
mobiles. "The natural function of the auto
mobile, both passenger and com
mercial, is the transportation of men
and merchandise for short hauls to
long hauls, and just that much pres
sure on the railroads' transporta
tion facilities relieved. '
"National economy means readjust
ments, but not necessarily curtail
ment of the markets for commercial
and passenger automobiles. Nor will
It reduce the use of automobile tires
or other accessories necessary to the
efficient operation of a ..motor car.
"The national needs call for con
structive economy in the operation
of automobiles, but not in unthink
ing curtailment.
"It is my firm belief that, when We
have satisfactorily ended this wai,
the automobile and kindred indust
ries will find a market for all the
goods that they car.' produce. Many
concerns are being called upon by
the Government for war products.
This will spur these manufacturers on
to a use of thetr remaining facilities
in even greater efficiency than has
ever beer, known before, so that dur-
ing and after the war all of their
facilities will be required."
. The Thrift Car
One salesman with this utility car is worth
two without it '
With it, a contractor erects six buildings at
the same time as easily as two without it
It is significant that so many business men
endorse this car for its economy, efficiency
and accommodations! v
Appearance, Performance,'
' Cc.nfort, Service and Price
Light Four Model po Touring Car
( Toledo rx Frm Prict nbjtd to dtmf vilhcml wAic
OVERLAND ARIZONA COMPANY
" "-' 227 North Central Avenue
'' ; ' Phone 1916 . V:
PHOENIX
- ARHSONA-

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