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TY EXTY-EKi IITII YEAR 14 PAGES PHOEXIX, ARIZONA, SUNDAY MORNING MAY 12, 1918 14 PAGES VOL. XXVIII., NO. 355 PACKARD ARMY Arizona's Biggest Ad LOSE lli! H mm Lift TIB WIN LOYALTY DJ7 I In The war lias given the horse a new Jciife on 1 i Co in the losing battle which lhat animal is v.'agiig to prevent the automobile from forcing it into ob livion along with the pterodactyl and jn;.stoilon. Three yours ago the number ol horses in America begun to dwindle and last year no less a partisan of the 1 orsi; than the secretary of agriculture said in his annml' report: "Slowly but surely the ujto-truck is driving dray horses from the city streets. Al ready the automobile has effectually put the driving horse off the country roads. The farm demand for several years has been the mainstay of the horse market." l!ut ie't. at the moment that the automobile had the horse dangling over tlie ropes ready to sag under the fin ishing wallop. America entered the war, and under the stimulating effect of a heavy demand for cavalry horses and for increased motive power 'lirniigliuiit tlie nation, tired Mr,. Kipius got back his wind and now is battling away with all four feet de termined to, last out several more rounds. Horse Eats Too Much One automobile enthusiast l.as pointed out that the horse eats 60 much that there would be an imme diate demand for bis destruction were it possible to replace him quickly for mo work which must be done. By Way of statistics this enthusiast points out that while only 60.000.0UO acres of farm hinds in this country are de voled to wheat growing, 41,000,000 uercs are given up to oats and 54,000, OflO acres to hay, two articles of diet which are essentially horsefeed. Ninety-five million acres for hoAe feed and only sixty million for wheat in these times when every acre counts, shows altogether- too much favoritism to the horse, in this man's opinion. Having practically vanquished the horse in the field of passenger trans portation, the automobile is now tak ing a iie .v line of attack by making a ttrong bid for supremacy in the field of truck transportation. Million and Half Tires I stuiiKiician ot me united States f ir" -company estimates that nearly a million and a half truck tires are now 'n use on commercial vehicles in this country. The trucks in use have al vady supplanted more than a million horses, and it is safe to say that when the war is over and there is a sur plusage of motive power, the auto trucks wilf stay and the horses will go. The same may be said of the farm tractors which appear to be destined for an Important place on the farm at the expense of the horse. The motor truck easily demonstrates its superiority over the horse-drawn truck in the present national emer gency in , which the automobile has been called on to help out the rail roads. While motor truck transpor tation has owed its very existence to the solid rubber tire, the truck has shown its best result in the present emergency when equipped with the. I nlted Mates Tire company's big new 'Nobby cord" pneumatics, which make long trips at fast speed possible, with out serious wrar and tear on the car and with a great saving of gasoline. Solid Tires to Play Part Tire experts are of tlie opinion that the solid tire will play an important part in motor truck transportation for years to come, but the developments in the pneumatic tire for this class of work make it appear that the air tire will steadily displace the solid tire, ex cept for use on trucks of four tons and 'linger. s In the foregoing, nothing has been said about the automobile's struggle for supremacy with the mule. With his usual obstinacy the mule refuses to get to one side, and continues to show an increase each year in this country of from fiO.000 to 100.000. Grand Canyon Delights Eastern Party in Goodrich-equipped Car While Arizona has the Grand Canyon and other scenic and his toric attractions without peer, she has other things to be proud of as well," said C. H. Howard, manager of the local B. F. Goodrich Rubber company depot. "As far s the automobile is con cerned, Arizona is . up .among ,'the leaders for owning machine per capita. The awakened interest, in good roads should do much toward putting her forward in this respect. "The state's 1917 copper output is estimated at two hundred and-ten mil lion dollars, while other Arizona met als will add sixty million dollars more to the figures. Arizona mines have a pay roll of over five million dollars per month. "Three hundred and forty thousand people in the state hold bank deposits of over seventy million dollars. "The net valuation of the state, as compiled from abstracts of its four teen counties for 1917, is estimated at five hundred and ten million do.'lars. "And so ad infinitum. If there is one thing that can add materially to this array of prosperity figures, it is the good road. It is gratifying to the far-sighted citizens of Arizona- to see that this interest has been fully aroused and Arizona is going forward with road work. The touring bureau of the Goodrich Rubber company has inter ested itself in the work and ts ren dering every aid possible. This con sists of logging and mapping the 'roads, the directions being printed on cards and distributed free to the mo toring public. "We :are always glad to supply in formation and road directions free for the asking. ill fd IN LIFE OF TIRE--GODDYEAR "If motorists were better acquainted with the advantages of having their tires retreaded when not worn through the carcass, many miles would be added to the tire life," is the declara tion of the Phoenix branch of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber company. "A re-tread can greatly extend the usefulness of a tire carcass that has had good care, but a tire that has been "soft," overloaded or tread cut, or mis treated in other ways, can not profit ably be repaired. "If a tire is- run underrated it will probably be stone-bruised or weaken d in the sidewalls. If run overloaded it will be in the same condition, except that the trouble will show closer to the bead of the tire. If tread-cut, the carcass is likely to be perforated with gkiss cuts, nail ' holes or the fabric rotted from moisture seeping in through the tread cuts, and the plies of fabric separated from each other. Vulcanizer Can Tell "A good vulcanizer will always be able to tell, after examination of a tire, if its condition will warrant prof itable retreading. And no tire repair man will advise a, retread when the carcass is in bad shape, for the car cf.ss is the foundation of the tire, and if this is bad, no retread however well ! put on, will add sufficient mileage to the tire to warrant the expense in volved. "But where the tire has had good care and. the fabric is uninjured, a retread is a profitable investment. Many thousands of miles are added to tire life in this manner. Before dis carding old tires, they should be taken to a competent vulcanizer for examina tion. Perhaps, a new tread, or a new section can be built into a tire, that will greatly increase its length of service. "Vulcanizing treads on used tires has reached so great a degree of per fection that even racing drivers are using retreaded tires. In the past rac ing drivers have never used tires that have undergone any kind of repairs only new tires were considered safe. But that retreaded tires are a success on the race track is abundantly proven in the experience of Louis Chevrolet? who during the winter season won several races on the western coast on retreaded Goodyear cord tires. "In the interests of conservation every motorist should tirst consider the advantages of a retread before sending to the scrap heap his old tires." 0 TINY STOVE FOR SOLDIERS The tiny Japanese stove, known as kwairo, designed for the pocket or for bed use, is said to have done much to lessen the winter sufferings of Rus sian soldiers during the war. It' is described as resembling a metal cigar case. Its fuel, invented about a thire of a century ago and variously (im proved, is made in hard or soft saus age-like rolls, one of which burns for three hours, giving sufficient heat to relieve freezing or benumbed parts of the body. for Thrifty Car Owners Slightly used and rebuilt tires that will give you more for your; money than any seconds in the city. Call in and give them your personal inspection, get our prices. Wytcanlzirag . Our repair shop contains all modern and up to date equipment, our mechanics are expert, we guarantee all our work. Our RE TREADS will double the mileage of your old tires. Let us giv& you an estimate on repairing your old tires before you junk them. We carry on hand a complete line of Goodrich and Goodyear Tires and tubes, alsJ the Norwalk Red Tube. Our service car calls for and delivers all work free. . an7s Tire IHIoiase - 31 So. 1st Ave. Phone 793 TRUCKS USED BY THEIR OWNERS No small part of the unusual loyalty of Liberty owners can be attributed to the vigilance of the company in seeing that . each LiboAy car reaches - the buyer in first class running order. In order to make certain that the car is in perfect operating condition when it enters the service' of the own er, the company employs a unique plan of dealer inspection. At the time the dealer makes this final inspection, he is required to check up and report to the company on each of the car's features. As it is .necessary that everything operate perfectly, he detects the neces sity for any little minor adjustments at the time, And sees that they are properly made. . Consequently, the performance of the car is uninterrupted by any of the trifling- little incidents which are tha ordinary experience of the owners of new cars. Right from the start Liberty owners enjoy a performance up to the usual Liberty standard of excellence. " 'Additional Expense ' " This final rigid inspection naturally represents an additional expense which is gladly borne by -the company, as it gives added assurance that the car will be right, when it is first driven by the owner. .The company finds that this method detects in advance the necessity for those important little adjustments which might ordinarily be left for the owner to discover. As they would then have to be corrected anyway, the in spection which makes sure they are corrected in advance just saves the pwner the inconvenience of bringing his car into the service station later, and increases the satisfaction he finds in using it. , - DEI T 5 WILLYS-KNIGHT DONATED w niie ivnignt-motorea tanks are hammering away at the Hun on the shell-pitted fields of France, a Willys Knight has been donated to the service of Uncle Sam in this country- to aid in the patriotic activities of the na tion. This car has bee nturned over to the work of the various committees by the Denver branch of the Willys Overland, Inc. .... i Many communities adjacent to the big military training camps have found it necessary to make radical changes in their former methods of doing business to handle the increase in trade as a result of their greatly en large population. . This has necessitated complete mo torization of deliveries in many places. An instance of this fact is told by the Overland dealer in Chattanooga, Tenn. In this case an Overland De livery Wagon was simply put in ser vice on trial and resulted in the pur chase of a fleet of them, a passenger ear to the owner .and the erllire re placement of all other motor equip ment by Overland cars. "Last summer, when the training camp opened up," said H. H. Smith, manager of the Overland-Chattanooga company, in writing of this accom plishment, "our best retail salesman entered the camp, with several other men from our organization which left us short handed. At this time we heard that a local laundry had' received the contract for the laundry work at the camp and would need additional delivery service to handle the busi ness. Buy All Over-lands "On the strength of this information. we simply filled up a Panel delivery car we had on hand, with oil and gaso line, and turned it over to them with instructions to put it into regular ser vice and keep their own record of operating cost so it might be com pared with that of two small cars and a larger car they already had in ser vice. The car was run 9ia iqiles be fore we heard from the company, After this thorough trial they in structed us to figure on a complete in stallation of Overland cars, replacing tmir enure equipment. "This is a case where the Overland not only sold itself but resulted in the purchase of five delivery cars. We have since that time traded the pass enger car used by the manager of the company for a new Overlapd. There are still several horse-drawn wagons left, but it will only be a matter of finding places to dispose ot this equip ment when the management wili need still more delivery cars, when they will simply instruct us to deliver an other four or five Overlands. "We find from this experience that the best salesman for this kind of work is the car itself." in six i Running during the night hours only, and under as near "war zone conditions as this peaceful section ol America can provide, six trains ol Packard army trucks destined for ser vice with Perishing in France are pushing forward from Detroit to an Atlantic port. The convoy consists of 252 Packards and the trains are Zi hours apart Except that they use their lights and are not bothered by sudden gusts of shrapnel or other attentions from Fritz, the truck companies are pro ceeding as if in the immediate neigh-( borhood of the front. ! The soldier-drivers, 78 men to ai train, make camp by the roadside wherever dawn greets them, cook their meals on field ranges carried in the. trucks, and clamber into the " three- ton carriers for their day's sleep. As soon as "breakfast" is finished in the evening they swing the big khaki-colored trucks into the road again and hit out toward the seaboard. t First Night Run Beside the equipment of the soldiers there is a 15-day ration aboard for each man the trucks carry loads ot parts, also destined for the Amerii can expeditionary force. This is the first night run of a series in which the quartermaster's department of the United States army is giving the drivers a foretaste of the work they will be called on to do over seas. As in the case of the first det livery of trucks from factory to sea-; board under their own power. Pack-i ard trucks are given the honor of pio neering the right drives. Another in novation is that each of these truck companies numbers 14 more trucks than those which have been making the daylight run. Cooperating with the quartermaster's corps in the new drives as in the old are the highway transport committee at Washington, and the state highway commission. , The commanding officer in charge of convoy is Maj. James Wheeler. U. S. Q. M. C. ' . EXPRESS COMPANY -BETWEEN CITIES The recognition which the motor truck is winning as a fast and de pendable carrier of inter-city ship merits is instanced by the American Express company's decision to handle all express shipments between Cleve land and Akron bj- motor truck. The Knutsen Motor Truck company of Cleveland secured this express com pany business on its ability to fur nish faster and more economical transportation. Operating 14 Packard trucks of big capacity, this hauling contractor is able to make delivery between the two cities in four hours; by rail it takes at least a day under normal conditions, considerable, more in present traffic conditions. The rail road rate with pick-up charges is 47 cents per 100 pounds; Knutsen has contracted to haul all shipments for 40 cents a hundred weight. Of the 60,000 tires which are manu factured daily in Akron, very few now are shipped out by rail. Most of the big tire companies either make de livery by motor truck direct to their branches or ship to Cleveland by mo tor truck for rail distribution from there. Since most of the materials coming into the Rubber City are handled similarly, motor truck traffic between these cities is very heavy. A traffic census made on this road some time ago showed that during a period of 72 hours 507 taotor fucks passed the point of survey. o . DDRT TRAVELS MILES m REPAIRS HO $10 During the week experts from the Dort factory passed through Phoenix on a record run over the United States, reporting here that since starting from the factory in Flint, Michigan, Febru ary 8, they had traveled 6698 miles on repair expense of less than $10. The party comprised William Mel drum, of the experimental department of the Dort factory, and his assistant, H. E. Hemstead. They were in a stock touring Dort car 1918 model. Their journey lay through Ohio, Pennsyl vania, Maryland, Virginia, North Caro lina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, then back through Alabama to Missis sippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona: . They reported driving six days1 a week, and resting one. It took them two weeks to make the trip to Florida and four weeks to come from Florida to Phoenix, including several lay overs. ! After paying a visit to the Kissel Auto company, agent here for the Dort, the party continued-Jtoward the coast. From the coast tney will drive back toe conomy Car AKER : In-this era of War Times it is essential that Economy . in buying Motor Cars should be con sidered both before you make your purchase as well .as after. One of the most important factors to secure such Econ omy is that the dealer handling the 'make of car you purchase is well equipped to give proper service, as well as carries a stock ol Parts sufficiently large to take care of your wants. Phoenix otor Co., 248 North First Street DISTRIBUTORS Phoenix Arizona O Phone 1406 to the factory, presumably by some nnrtnern mn. I"