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THE AH1ZONA Klil'UliLLUiUN. MJJNDAY MUU3LM. MAKl'H 17, 1918 Section Two PAUE FlVl'j Dodge Solves Transportation Problem m: $mffiHw h mm 4 v-p i-" ' At least ono business man in Huston 1m thunkl'til to thu motor car and a country wond lot for preventing a enm jili te shut-down (i C his business dur ing the New Knghmd coal famine. For Hie wood was transported to his fac tory over country roads, through deep snow. ;it a time when lie had no coal iind could f;et none. When lie found himself actually face to face with the alternative of Inlying wood or stopping business, this man made inquiry and learned that Huston i-o;il yards hel, their wood at $14 to Jit; a cord. Kven so, none had a truck or team available tor immediate de livery of wood. Then it occurred to him that last fall, while driving his car along the road from Boston to Worcester. Alass., he had noticed a large wood lot, with Kreat quantities ot chopped wood piled up. iHv a bit of telephoning he got in touch witn me owner, wno was per fectly willing to sell any amount of his wood at $8 a cord, but had no other means of shipping than to sled it to the railroad. . This plan was impossible because of the element of time; and when the business man suggested motor trucks, the woodsman said that, in his opinion,' the snow was too deep in the woods for a motor truck to get in, much less get out with a load. However, the business man declined to take his word for the difficulty, and j began consulting motor truck authori ties. He found none who cared to tackle the job until he phoned C. S. Henshaw. Mr. HenshaV was so con fident of the ability of Dodge Brothers' I commercial car to go anywhere that he En i jtjft m nun ijl J, mil w I . aw i im -i-, ., : " 99.6 Perfect is the Service Rec ords' Verdict on the 6600 Maxwell trucks now in use mif - 99.6 is a figure that no vehicle of the day has surpassed. It is based on what the 6600 Max well trucks have done. Think what it means 6600 trucks all identically alike (except the bodies) travelling over every known kind of road in and about 503 cities, used in every climate where the American flag flies, every altitude, and driven by 6600 different drivers who have 6600 dif ferent ideas on how to drive a truck. And yet of all this number the serv ice records show 99.6 perfect. Quantity production has brought the price down within the reach of every one $400 less than any other truck of similar capacity in the world. ' $ 1 0 8 5, chassis only, f . o. b. Detroit. Elec tric lights. Electric generator. Worm drive. 10-foot loading space. 2500 pounds. R. D. ROPER MOTOR COMPANY 211-217 N. Central ' Phone 4261 Phoenix 2 was willing to send out as many as were needed. Tne cars readily made their way to the wood lot. There for a time it looked as though the venture was ended, for the cars sank in the snow to their axles. But every one pulled through, loaded with half a cord of wood. The entire trip took only part of a day. and the wood was unloaded in the Boston boiler room in ample time to avert a shut-down. STEMLIEO un OF TBMEL1HG "Steam," said 'Waldemar Kaempffert some months ago, "is the most highly standardized and perfected power in the world. Its leadership in every branch of industry has been well earned. Identically the same charac tenstics that have given it supremacy in all variable-speed, variable-load work adapt it perfectly to the automobile." Many and diversified have been the arguments concerning the relative val ues or tne steam and combustion en gine, hundreds of theories advanced and exploded; but "the undeniable speed, power and trustworthiness of the steam engine are beyond con demnation. It is claimed by the local Stanley steamer agency, that running expense as compared with the gas car is far below the latter; that by actual test four times the mileage may be ob tained from one set of good tires; and point out that fuel is extremely low. The steam car can operate on any combustible fluid from gasoline to crude oil, although kerosene is the standard. Perfect starting torque is another point claimed, without the necessity of waiting to start the engine. Controls on the Stanley are very simple, the throttle and reverse being the only points to be taken care of eliminating the gear shifting, ignition systems, with electric starter, etc. o DE AI T It is only to be expected, according to Mr. Hotchkiss of the Overland Ari zona company, that the prices of all motor vehicles will take an upward turn within the next sixty to ninety days. This is not all due to scarcity of material and labor but largely to lack of transportation. It is true what a number of the automobile factories are doing a great dea,l of manufactur ing for the government and have in some measure decreased production from this reason; but chiefly account of their inability to secure transporta tion. In almost every large automo bile center in the east the manufac turers have vast numbers of cars and trucks ready an awaiting delivery-r- storage space is at a premium and since there is no additional storage space available and no outlet for their products the only thing left is to de crease production. A decrease in pro duction for any large motor builder means increased cost of production, hence the price of machines of all kinds is bound to be affected. To any one thinking of the purchase of any kind of motor equipment my advice is to buy it now. i o SPEED AND TIRE WEAR f One of the most expert tire men in the country recently called the atten tion of motor car owners to the manner in which tire wear increases with speed. The faster a tire travels the more heat it generates internally. Nor mal speed does not increase the inter nal heat to a dangerous degree, but ex cess speed will not only raise the heat above the danger point, but mav actu ally cause further vulcanization to take place. This heat not only dries out the friction gum between the plies of fabric but the very fabric itself, lowering the elasticity of the tire, decreasing its resiliency and weakening the tire so that it will blow out early. , ARMY PACKARDS RUN on SCHEDULE FROM the LAKES TO the SEA PERSHING; neededtrucks over there." Railroad trafficcongestionjwas'atjits height. TheGovernmentrsaid, "Move themlunden themown'power." It is 542 miles overland from Detroit to Balti moreThe first trucks fought their way through state -widestretches of4unbrokenfsnow.They crossed two 'mountain ranges. And since then" hundreds of "Packards for Pershing'have rolled into;Baltimore. They carry war, material and run on' schedule. It is now anevery-day ok.During the next few weeks many" hundreds of ArmyPackards 'will be deliveredjxjr? the!cross-countryi route. Packardtrucks haveproved'their stamina onevery battlefront jinj Europe. Theirper formance in war gives graphicvidenceof their enduringiity0vhichJestablished their lead-, ership in .commercial ,use. PackaisUentjchairdess'trucksare .building profits- f ortheirowners in200lmesofltrade. Backedlbyc.DOtiyddelPackard serxice, McARTHUR BROTHERS Phoenix-Tucson-Douglas-Mesa-Chandler-Glendale-Nogales A R I Z O N A X2ii m-M TO-l IB r i KISSEL OFFICIAL SUPPORTS I BYT RUCK SCHEM MADE $1,000 A MINUTE (Pittsburg Dispatch) Twenty-five thousand dollars for a song i quite a neat, but not gaudy, sum for a half hour's work. That is what George M. Cohan earned for his war. song, "Over There," which he dashed off in exactly tbirty min utes. He has just sold it to a New York music publisher. The price of $25,000 represents $161 a word and $138 a note. A complete, opera, such as one by guceini, for in stance, is frequently valued at $15,000. The highest previous payments a word for writing were $1 to Kipling and $2 to Col. Theodore Roosevelt. But it took a war jingle, done In half an hour, to run the price up to $1S1 a word. And it took Tin Pot Alley to bring home the bacon. "Within the very near future, prob ably during 1918, a system of motoc truck lines will connect the most im portant transportation centers of the country, with fleets of trucks running on regular schedules and making con nections at important intersecting points with branch lines extending out into tributary territory," prophesies H. W. Nerney of the KisselKar. "While everyone knows that the transportation problem is one of the most serious of the many for which this country must find the solution, everybody does not realize the import ant part which the motor truck will play in solving it "Viewed in one way, the utilization of the motor truck has increased with remarkable rapidity; and yet, when you look at it from another viewpoint, it is surprising how slow business has been to take full advantage of the enor mous saving of time and labor which the motor truck makes possible. "The motor truck may fairly be said to have supplanted the team for haul ins and delivery purposes. But we do not as yet realize the extent to which it is going to relieve the railroads from handling a large tonnage of small and troublesome freight, and to improve transportation service throughout the country. "Some beginnings have been made and the results have proved most sue cessful. Motor trucks are now run ning on regular schedule between some adjacent cities. In England they have carried the system much further, and 'goods trains' trucks with a string of trailers, traverse many parts of the country. .... "In this development, as in so many others, the war has taught us more than we would otherwise have learned in many years. Where would the French and British armies be without their enormous fleets of motor trucks and 'lorries?' What the motor truck is doing today behind the lines in France, it can do for us in this coun try. Motor truck trunk line systems, with tributary lines serving tributary districts, would be of immeasurable advantage "to manufacturers in many lines, to wholesalers, retailers and to the consumer, to 'say nothing of re lieving the railroad congestion. The manufacturer would be enabled to ma"ke quicker and more frequent de liveries to wholesalers or to retailers. The retailers' trading radius would be SPECIAL PRICE Miller's Black Tread 30x3 Non Skid $12.20 30x3 Non Skid . .... . . . $16.45 32x3 Non Skid . ...... $19.25 Will continue until March 20, 1918 ' Accessories, Tubes Gasoline, 25c per Gal. Central Auto Supply Company Next Annex Hotel C. A. Fish 517 N. Central Ave. greatly enlarged 'he would be able to give good service to a much greater number of customers. The consumer would be benefited because he would be brought nearer to the manufacturer, the. wholesaler anfl the retailer. "It would work just as well the other wayv The farmer would be brought nearer to his market. The products of his farm could be trans ported more quickly and at more fre guent intervals to the towns or cities where his buyers are. "We have the roads, and we can have the trucks. There is no reason why we should delay longer in making the fullest use of them. In fact, it is absolutely necessary that we do so in the near future,, if we are to bring our national productiveness and prosperity to the maximum." o . NEW GARAG OPENED E BY D. H. VAN METER D. H. Van . Meter has opened up Van's Garage, 624 W. Washington street Prior to going into business for himself, he was connected with Thomason's Auto Specialty company, as the proprietor of the repair shop. These quarters became too email ot. ... ' - ' , Your auto would look great with one of these tops, the swellest thing ever. We make a specialty of plate glass windows. PHOENIX AUTO TOP CO. MART J. MAYER, Mgr. 407 North First Street . Telephone 1816 account of increased business, and his new location was the result. The present equipment of Van's Garage is complete and his ,'otig experience as a mechanic, has 'pre pared him to handle any kind of work. He was at one time foreman of the shop of Pike's stage. Do not wait till tomorrow phnna. that WANT AD. to The KepubllcAiU and dispose of, or what yon-waou'