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Section Two
nTiinrnsirn uiiiup
I'm- thr first tirm1 in history an au
townbilc hits mudo n round trip from
IJuenos Aires. Ai'Cintine, 'to Yalpa
ihim. t'hilo", missing the lof'ly Andes
mountains tvi p. And that honor,
lor.s envetpd by venturesome motorists
ot our ii('ishhtrH to the xnulh, soes to
Ami ncans and an American built car.
announces Mr. Smith, I'hocnix dis
tributor ot the Studebaker.
Word has been received in this
country that 1). IS. Richardson, Argen
tine representative of the Studobake;
corporation, with Paul Rhodes, a mem
ber of his staff, and his wife and two
oaunhters piloted a series IS Stude
baUer "Six" on the round-trip journey
ihrouith a land that is notorious for its
liiali altitudes and treacherous moun
tain iooN. Lack of railways in exten
sive teejnns of the South American
repuhli' s. here numerous and impor
l;iti'. places are little short of com
blelelv isolati'd, and the extensive pro
paganda of American iiuinufactui era to
cncoitiaue a wider use of automobiles
as a means of communication, makes
i.;iclinison's exploit of more than ordi
nary interest.
In a regular standard sixcylindcr
Studebaker car equipped with wire
wheels, the Richardson party left
I menus Aires on the first leg of their
historic trip, taking the route to Riva
(iavi i. through .Moron, Las Heras, Lo
1ms. lis Klores and Pringles to Bahia
I'.lanca and then to J'atagones, after I
having crossed the Colorodo river on
a raft. After many discouraging at
tempts, they succeeded in crossing a
branch of the sea which cuts into the
r lad, arriving at Maquinchao a week
Idle crossing the river Limar, an
: cciden occurred that all hut ended
il;e trip it; disaster. In crossing the
stream on a raft the Studebaker broke
l.mse from its fastenings ami plunged
into the water. , but, fortunately, with
out serious consequences. Between Za
pala and Ias Lajas it was necessary
to tie the car to a tree to keep it from
laiing off into a bottomless gulch.
After many days of hardship travel-,
.lit over roads that were but little
i ..ore than mere mule
Highly colored stickers the size
of baby bonds have been issued by
the management of the Third An
nual tractor demonstration near
! Los Angeles. A small supply was
received by the Phoenix Chamber
of Commerce yesterday. The
stickers are patriotic in sentiment
and illustration. One of them is
"The Kaiser's Dencniest Foes,"
with an illustration of a tractor in
1 the field and also in use as a tank.
The show will be held September
I 17-21 inclusive.
pational division we find the physician
called out in the middle of the night,
speeding to save a life by prompt re
sponse to an emergency call. AVe also
find him taking care of more patients
over a wider area to make up for some
other physician wearing the uniform.
"The country preacher too is going
about using his passenger car to min
ister to the wants of his congregation
by using his car on his mission of
mercy. '
"Likewise thte lawyer, the judge and
the college professor find the motor
car helps to conserve their time and
"Throughout the entire texture of the
business world we find the transforma
tion quickly wrought and brought upon
a war basis.
"Speed, speed, and more speed has
been the cry and America answered the
challenge to the Hun with her 5,000.06'i
automobiles which represent the great
est transportation force, the greatest
war weapon ieady to hand in the
Use The Republican Classified Ads
for Results Read for Profit.
. .inn. places not even that, the motor
sts pushed their way into Valparaiso,
b iving crossed the South American
ontinent from San Antonio on the
. ' Mamie to the great port of Chile.
Before beginning the return trip to
I'.nvnos Al''es, Richardson provided
himself with a quantity of dynamite
aitriilgcs with which to blow up any
looks that might obstruct the Stude
I oker's path. By way of variety, and
v. i'h a hop,, that conditions might im.
I love, the party decided on the San
I'elipo trail for the long journey back
to Hie Atlantic coast. This road fol
lows the bed of the Juneal river, later
diverting in the direction of Caracolas,
whore t hoy are building a tunnel for
Hie Transandine railway. At La Com
bi e it was necessary for the party to
lake refuge in a cement shelter at
lent place, with everyone suffering
V'atlv from the intense cold at that
1 eiglii. The city of Buenos Aires was
icnchvd only after indescribable ha I'd -hiis
on the road.
Mi this long excursion of nearly
three months, the Studebaker and its
hardy passengers ha'd covered 3.604
miles, beating all South American rec
ords for distance. On many occasions
the strength and resistance of the car
were put to the test, as wjll as the
ability of the drivers. Running along
the edges of bottomless swamps, cross
ing water courses and seeking a way
lurough rough and broken ground, the
f' -xierity of the travelers saved them
from bad accidents. More than once
they had to construct a road so as to
get out of tr?acherous spots en route,
iligh and narrow railway bridges in
the Sierra, without roadway or railing,
were rroraed tiy laying planks on the
sleepers. Indefatigable and with great
i, servo power, the Studebaker pushed
forward across the dusty plains and
Minwy reaches of the high altitudes, de.
scended to the bottom of the deepest
gorges and crossed heights that had
seemed inaccessible. In the sun, wind
and rain, no natural obstacle could
Hop its forward course it conquered
nature's every effort to obstruct from
llu' lowlands of Limay to the highest
).e;tks of the Andes.
It has come to pass that every time
Ralph De Palma and his famous Pack
ard twin-six appear on a speedway Old
Man World's Record makes a dive for
a boomproof dugout, but not always is
he spry enough to avoid a bump. Not
content with capturing two out of
three 100-mile races this season. De
Raima has been lopping seconds off
established records with brutal per
sistency. In addition to winning all hut one of
four events at the Chicago speedway,
duly L'Sth, he knocked the props out
from under the ten and twenty-mile
marks, setting new world's records at
.":24 4-5 and 10:50 2-5 respectively.
Just five weeks prior to this he made
a record two-mile lap on the same
track at 1 1 (J miles per hour.
Arrayed against him in this latest
card were Chevrolet.. Resta. Ruray.
Mulford and Vail, five of the world's
most formidable pilots, yet, with the
exception of the 30-mile race in which
Chevrolet's Frontonac came in one
second hehind the Packard, and th
first sprint of (wo miles from a stand
ing start, which the high-strung Resta
Spccia.1 captured, at no time did the
airplane twin-six appear to be crowded.
On the contrary, the regularity with
which De Raima's racy, cream-colored
mount lead the field became almost
trails, and in j monotonous. The Packard was easily
tne iavonte in the fifth race a fiftv
mile event, but this had to be called
off after the second lap because of a
In spite of the terrific heat and the
killing pace no tire trouble whatever j
marred De Raima's perfect tire record
of the season, which he attributes in
port to the design of hie car plus the
smooth action of his twin-six engine.
Tremendous reserve power was always
apparent in the airplane speedster, hut
evidently its utmost was not called
upon once in his latest track appear
ance, for De Palma held front position
in virtually every lap without resorting
to spurts to overcome a temperamental
Track officials who have watched the
nonchalant Italian work out his Pack
ard in practice say that he has made
the two-mile Chicago circuit at 12"
miles per hour and it is obvious that
he has a car which matches his ability
as a driver and he has hit upon the
right speed-and-skill combination to
beat the jinx which has hounded him so
relentlessly in former seasons.
"America, prior to her entrance into
the war, gave little heed to conserva
tion," said Mr. Hotchkiss. "But now
we have stopped to analyze the food
we eat, the clothes we wear and, most
important of all, the time we can save.
"Beiore the war produced unheard of
conditions, it is not surprising that j
people had paid little attention to these I
matters. Neither is it to be wondered I
at that we had never given much con
sideration to the automobile as a great
time-saving factor in the industrial
world any more than we had thought
fully considered whether we would use
one or two Jumps of sugar in our
"Now every ounce of energy and"
every second is vital, and every auto
mobile which is being used to conserve
this energy of loyal Americans and al
low them to do more in less time is
"To determine just lfow automobiles
are assisting in the conservation of
time and energy, the Willys-Overland
Co. recently made an investigation,
based upon every Overland car which
was sold in, 1917.
"This survey inquired into the uses
to which every one of these automo
biles were being put. The result of this
investigation, when charted showed
some surprising figures. It indicated
that over 80 per cent of automobile use
is for business purposes.
"The next great fact, gained at a
glance, was that the men whose busi
ness depended upon covering a great
deal of ground in a short space of time,
were its largest purchasers.
"This investigation showed automo
biles at work in almost every classiti
cation of industry and if this is true
of Overland automobiles it is only log
ical to suppose that the same condition
exists generally.
" n the farms automobiles are doing
wonderful work. In the business com
munities they are speeding up produc
tion. Assume for the sake of argu
ment that every automobile in service
saves an hour a day, which is conser
vative. Then a community having 1000
automobiles would be 125 working days
ahead every day in time saved. Car
rying these figures to the 5.000,000 reg
istered automobiles in this country
gives us the astounding iotal of 625,000
working days which the nation is
ahead every day through the use of au
tomobiles. Or compute this into man
power and it gives America the extra
service of an army of 625,000 men at
work every day. Do we need this extra
effort now?
"People are learning more daily
about the motor car as a time saver
and they are taking advantage of this
knowledge .nd applying it more and
more strictly to time saving and bus
iness uses."
repairing, upholstering, seat covers,
glafs In curtains, one-man tops.
All work guaranteed. 20 years ex
perience. Out of town work a spe
cialty. For out of town send top
Paint & Trimming Co.
Jos Galas
Phone 42'i4
Walter M. Kallbon
7th Ave. and Wash-
From all quarters of the country
come reports of new uses to" which
motor cars are being put 'in various
lines of commerce and industry All
are interesting as revealing fresh fields
in which the motor cap creates a high
er degree of efficiency by saving time
or labor, or both. j
Word of one of the latest develop- j
ments comes from Savannah, fla., i
where a railroad superintendent has
abandoned the regulation division in-
npection equipment of locomotive and
coach in favor of a motor car. W. H.
Wright, superintendent of the Sa- j
vannah division of the Central rail-j
road of Georgia, has an automobile j
fitted with steel-flanged railroad car!
wheels, and is free to traverse his
division independently of steam power.
This unique inspection car is a reg
ulation Dodge Brothers motor car.
especially equipped in the railroad
shops. In addition to the railroad
wheels, it has been supplied with the
various accessories necessary to a
railroad man's work. Its test runs
have proved so satisfactory that other
divisions may be furnished with simi
lar oars.
When the motor ear Is in use. it Is
given a schedule of running time and i
a number, just as though it were a j
regular or a special train passing over
the line. It not only affords a more!
enjoyable and comfortable means ofi
travel for the superintendent and his!
party, but it affords a better view of!
track and road bed, and is under direct j
control of the superintendent as to:
speed. It also eliminates the neces
sity of diverting for inspection tours,
railroad equipment which can be put
to other uses.'
The Phoenix Auto Clearing House,
formerly of West Van Huron street,
which recently moved to 233-235 West
Washington street, has gained a cen
tral location which is proving produc
tive of much increase in business.
Willard Lyngar, manager of the
Clearing House, intends making a com
plete change in the appearance of his
new show rooms as fast as labor and
materials can be obtained. The two I
rooms which he now occupies will be
thrown into one, and will be complete- !
!y remodeled throughout. This will ;
enable him to handle his large busi- j
ncss to better .advantage, and when i
completed he will have one of the best !
used car salesrooms in the city. All
overhauling and painting will be done
in an outside shop, leaving the room
for show and sale purposes only.
"Among other things, German over
looked two important factors in Amer
ica's ability to prepare for war," said
Mr. Pettingall, Overland dealer for
Phoenix, recently commenting upon the
aid given by our 5,000.000 registered
motor vehicles in war preparation.
"These two items were our motor
preparedness and motor-partiotism.
Automobiles have helped answer some
questions which the German military
authorities probably asked themselves:
'What could we do and how quickly
could we do it?'
"These questions were quickly an
swered when 1,000,000 Yankees were
placed beside the fighting British and
French on the line of defense. And
again when on a world independence
day we had the biggest day's ship
launching in the world's history.
"Behind all of these outstanding vic
tories against time was the good Amer
ican motor-patroit, quietly aiding by
increasing his efficiency with his mo
tor car. Taking into consideration the
registered motor vehicle this gave us a
potential passenger-carrying capacity
of twenty-five million people, one
fourth of our entire population, which
couta oe transported 100 miles in a
single day in our automobile with only
the first filling of gasoline. Into our
war program we were ready to throw
one hundred million horsepower, rep
resented by these cars. Needless to
say, this force, this motion meant ad
ditional war horsepower to hurl at
the Hun.
"We needed funffs, and we called on
the motor-patriot who responded with
his car. These men in every town have
been a part in the raising of over two
hundred millions Red Cross work, and
in the flotation of over eight billions
subscribed in the three Liberty Loan
"They have helped in the raising of
two billions more in War Savings
Stamps. Large territories were out
lined into solicitation districts and
these were covered in record time in
automobiles. The farmer must be seen
and the campaign was carried to him I
on the farm by means of his friends
and neighbors w it h their motor cars.
"Great business districts were cov
ered in the same way by the use of the
"Sixteen enormous army canton
ments, to house almost a million men.
the ordinary accomplishment of years,
were built in 90 .days. This was ac
complished by crowding an immense
amount of energy into a small amount
o 1'time. Without the aid of the motor
vehicles, the men who have accom
plished this work amidst it wnnM hn e
been an impossibility. Motor corps,
j composed of patriotic men and women
i have been organized and have been
: working tirelessly. And thousands are
; volunteering the use of their cars on
j certain days for the use of Red Cross
: and other patriotic work.
"With millions of men in service, the
work of this nation has gone on prac
; tically uninterrupted. This has nn.
doubtedly been materially aided by in
creasing personal efficiency with the
automobile. A very definite example
of this situation is the salesman. One
of th egreatest and most important
food concerns in America reports that
the automobile has made their sales
men from 10 to 20 per cent more effi-
cient. This represents an increase in
man-power with the aid o fthe auto
mobile which helps to take up the
i slack caused by men in service.
' "But what of the professional ser
j vice? In this highly important occu-
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I I ' good that it will exert its own h
1 jj best salesmanship. g j
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n or a fleet of business cars. n
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6 The haulage cost is unusually low. .
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0 Phoenix, Tucson, Douglas, h
Mesa, Chandler, G-lendale, g.
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want to avoid the Spanish influenza or
the common garden variety of the
same disease were warned by the New
York City department of health today
not to kiss, "except through a hand-
will furnish you comfort
and contentment summer
and winter in the most in
teresting city amongst the
pines 6907 feet above sea
level. Climate perfect.
Hot and cold water and
steam heat in every room.
Public and private baths.
First class dining room in
Rates $1.00 up.
Chas. Prochnow, Prop.
13 C
2nd Avenue
Will Be Open for the Sale of Gasoline, Oil, Accessories
and Miner Repairing as Usual, BEGINNING TODAY
Jn the mechanical department wc keep the best mechanics that money will
hire, thi.s means that you do not 'pay us for experimenting but for actual
service. Starting, motor and ignition work a specialty.
A good electrician, like a good doctor, has to learn by experience; our elec
trical man has had his experience so you can rest assured that you'll pay
for no piddling around. Motors and armatures rewound and repaired.
Specially equipped for washing and polishing. Special attention to storage
We Never Close W. H. BATCHER, Prop.
Phone 673
Jer Dollar
hat It
r economy In motor car
stone ready. Tire thrift
has for years been coopled with most miles
are now
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306 N. Central Ave.
Tire Co.
Phone 4258

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