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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN. SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 29, 1918
Section Two PAGE TIIREE n I RKE ST I1MLI5 IK If 30 liaHui; Cars from Manv Na tions AVill Compete for Honors In Croat Liberty Sweepstakes Next Spring The Liberty sweepstakes race for a distance of .".00 miles and a cash purse f $,-,(1.0(10.000 will be run on the In dianapolis motor speedway on Patur lay. May HI, instead of May 30, as oriKiiii.liy announced. Popular demand by patrons of the bis plant and be cause of a feeling that Memorial day will have a new meaning to the entire country influenced the speedway own ers, who are spending the winter in Miami, Florido. to make this change. The name "Allied Liberty Sweep stakes" might well be applied to the great auto classic, scheduled for May SI, !!:, because there will be con tender of both cars and drivers rep resenting Kngland. France, Italv, Bel gium and the I". K. A. This is con firmed by a cablegram received, from W. I'. :radley, Paris, lance, who is the foTisn representative of the In dianapolis motor speedway, stating that two Fiat cars and three Sun beams are available immeditely for racing, and negotiations are being started to secure entries of these cars to be niloted by noted drivers for the 500-mile nice. The Sunbeams ore well known to the patrons of the Indianapolis track, having appeared first in the 000-mile race on .May 00, 1313, the car being driven by Albert Guyof. he bringing with nim an Englishman named Crossnian, as a mechanician. Guyot ('rove the entire 500 miles without re lief and finished fourth in the race. The next appearance of the Sunbeams sent by the English factory was in lf'14, when two cars wore entered driven by Van Haalte. an Um'Mshnian and Pornorato, an Italian. The nuit notedi performance ol tins team was Porporato's finish in second place in the opening 500-mile race- at the Chi cago speedway in June. 1914. Of these drivers Guyot is a Ftjenchman. he .ioined his colors at the beginning of the war in 1914 and for quite some time was a driver for. General Joffre and later was enraged in special work in connection with the motor service of the French army. Crossman also went to the front with the English army, but was cap tured by the Germans in the early months of the fighting and. no late in formation has been received regarding him. Porporato is an officer in the Ital ian army and has served his country with distinction. After the announcement of the 500 mile race for May 30, 1917. the Flat factory at Turin, Italy, cabled its en tries for two cars to be driven by Jack who particpiated irr a number of Euro and an Italian driver named Fagnano, who participated in a number of Euro pean events with marked success. On account of difficulties in shipping from Italian ports because of the submarine menace, the Fiat officials were send ing their race cars by trucks to Bor deaux and were halfway between Turin and Bordeaux when they were notifi fied by cable of the cancellation of the Indianapolis event on account of America's entry into the war. The cars were immediately recalled, shipping arrangements for the cars and reser vations for the drivers canceled and, it is believed, that these cars have been held in the factory since that date and are the ones that are available at this time. o FISTOICOfl TELLS OF BUSINESS It was necessary to hold two meet ings Monday, December 16. when stockholders and directors of the Fire stone Tire and Rubber company held their annual gathering at the Fire stone club house. This event, which is possibly the largest gathering of employe-stockholders or any one cor poration in the world, is one of im portance to the thousands of persons it affects. A very large percentage of the stock holders and directors are employes of the company.' President H. S. Firestone presided at the meetings, one of which was held Save Your Ploney Everybody should save and economize. Why not when you purchase your Gas Engines? We have some real bargains in used Engines. Call and see us we may have just the size you want, if we have, you can save some money. Kunz Bros. & Messinger Cor. Second Ave. and Jackson St. Tilling the Arizona Soil Showing an International 15-30 at work on the ranch of Dr. Chandler, one and one-half miles northeast of Mesa. This tractor is handled . by the O. S. Stapley Company, Inc. in the immense auditorium of the Firestone club, and the other in the large club dining room. On behalf of the board of directors, Mr. Firestone presented the following report of busi ness for the year ending October 31, 1918: Sales for the year were $75,801, 506.79 against sales the preceding year of $14,214,287.50 or 23.7 per cent. Profits for the year, after liberal allowances for depreciation, losses on bad accounts, and taxes, were $S.320. 442.26, which has been distributed as follows: Reserve for federal in come and excess profits taxes $1,800,000.00 Dividends paid during the year 2.610.MO0.00 Placed to surplus 3,910,412.26 Total $8,320,442.26 During the year plant number two was completed- and devoted exclusively to work for the government. Gov ernment work is now largely com pleted. The equipment originally or dered fir this plant' is on hand and paid for. and is now being installed. The addition to the power house is practically completed and all machin ery on the ground and paid for, with the exception ot a 25.000 H. P. steam turbine which will "be delivered in January. With the completion of these plans it should be the most economic ally operated power house and tire manufacturing plant in existence. "We are now going through the un settled times of reconstruction," said President Firestone, ' but I believe the tire industry will adjust itself to nor mal conditions very quickly, and with our enlarged export department', our improved tales distributing system, our purchasing and manufacturing facilities I predict that the ensuing year will be an exceptionally prosper ous one for the company." o LOOKS LIKE ARMY CANTEEN The employment bureau of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber company, just at this time greatly resembles a Y. M. C. A. or Red Cross canteen. Many soldiers are coming in daily from the various military training camps to take up work with the com pany they left at their country's call. So that many men in khaki are "hir ing in" every day. The big rubber company is welcoming back all of its 6.500 soldier boys and can absorb them all in civilian work. URGE 111 0 F 1W II RIZONA'S ANLY POME f OMPANY Money VI Kept M at , Home AHappijand Joir Yonr T0 ALL Our past year's business has exceeded our most sanguine expec tations. That the year of 1919 will also bring us added success Ave feel assured, and we bespeak for all the maximum of prosperity. aniiiiiiii.il .1 ip ii (!! i.nmiijtJ,iBaTw i im w guiij lni,mi... TT.''ifrfn ."' ..... f in m in rirn III j RIZONA Agents F IRE All NSURANCE p. Represent jUs HOME OFFICE PHOENIX, ARIZ. BEFORE TOO LATE With the approach of winter and its attendant snows, in many parts of the country, a great effort is being made by the highways transport committee of the. council of national defense, to enlist the co-operation of the highways authorities of the various states di rectly affected, in a definite program of snow removal. During the coming winter our high ways will be called upon to bear a severe burden of motor traffic heavier than ever before. In favorable weath er this will not be a difficult program to carry out, but in time of heavy snowfall all motor transport must necessarily cease unless adequate pro vision is made beforehand for its im mediate removal. In the post-war period now just beginning motor trucks are to play a vital part, par ticularly in the movement of food stuffs, so that the importance of avoiding all delay calls for the elimin ation of all the obstacles that can now be anticipated, of which the snow prob lem is one. Last winter when the severe storms piled up the snow on our highways,-in some places as high as 13 feet, all mo tor truck men were compelled to shovel out a track or attempt to go over the drift, in which latter case the trucks often became stalled and held up other traffic for hours. The practicability of all-year-round motor truck hauling, even over long routes, was graphically and definitely demonstrated last winter, when des pite the unprecedented snows in the Allegheny mountains of Pennsylvania, the Goodyear Tire and Rubber com pany of Akron. Ohio, was able to maintain its line of motor trucks, operating between that city and Bos ton, Massachusetts, without interrup tion of service. And as last winter was without doubt the severest that our country has experienced for de cades, it is entirely reasonable to be lieve that these trucks can conquer any future snow ' conditions. These trucks were able to make the difficult trip over the mountains be cause of the good traction furnished by the big pneumatic tire equipment and the wonderful work of the Penn sylvania state highway department in keeping the Lincoln highway clear of snow, the entire length of the state. During the period of this unprece dented snow, the Goodyear trucks were utilized by the government to haul war materials, from the middle west to points on the eastern seaboard, when railroad transportation was at a .standstill, and in every case the trucks made prompt delivery of materials that were needed to keep eastern plants running on govnjmhent work. It was the wonderful demonstration made by the Goodyear motor trucks, brought to the attention of the war de partment by the highways transport committee, that influenced the inau guraion of overland transportation of great fleets of army trucks from mid dle, west manufacturing plants to the coast under their own power. The al most endless trains of trucks that sub sequently delivered themselves to eastern seaports, permitted a vast ar ray of rolling stock to be used in the transportation by railroad ot the enor mous quantities of supplies that help ed to keep our forces in the field. The highways transport committee in its appeal to the different highway authorities is asking for information concerning the specific powers of each hiehwav department for snow removal, what co-operation can be expected. what machinery and equipment is available, what preventative measures can be taken to avoid drifting of snow and the submission of a report in case of snow removal, showing just what was accomplished in allowing continu ous highways transportation. LOOK OVER THE TOP $105 F. O. B. Phoenix 4- Passenger Roadster 5- Passenger Touring NASH TN every particular, in every section of the country the Nash Six is proving itself the un usually good car the public looked to the Nash Motors Co. to produce. Phoenix Nash Co. JOS. McALEER, Mgr. 521 N. CENTRAL AVE. PHONE 1434 Under the supervision of the Troy Motor Sales Company, Los Angeles, CaL, dis tributors for the Southwest, including Southern California, Southern Nevada, Ari- PMKCTIO VALYi-iNHCAO Mown zona and West Coast, Mexico. in ''-Hill mii m riiiiiiiMMn iiiimiiimm.mmwmiimmmmmiZZiIZm Never Put Acid In Your Battery Acid won't strengthen your battery. So don't monkey with acid. If you think your battery needs acid, come in and get the opinion of our experts. If anyone tells you the battery needs acid, come in and let's be sure. Factory Experts Serve You Here W8LLARD SERVICE STATION WESTERN MACHINERY COMPANY 326-334 E. Washington Phoenix, Arizona When one is buying a used car he should be particular in his examination of the top and curtains. Sharp dealers have a trick of blacking over a seedy too and curtains, so that at casual in spection they look well enough, but when the first rain comes they leak like so many sieves. By the same tok en look well to the tires on a used car, The gyps have methods of white-washing the tires so that they look well for the time being, but give little service afterward. THE SPARE TIRE It is rather ' poor plan to install a brand new tire as a spare to be carried on the car. To begin with, the rubber deteriorates before it comes in contact with the road, and in the second place, it is an invitation to the tire thief, who is a. very energetic searcher after just such chances. If the thief finds an old tire on the spare rii- he will very prob. ably consider it not worth his attention m PlEC E TRUCKS MAKE FirJF SHOWING Working day and night, seven days a week, continuously for eight months. two five-ton Pierce -Arrow trucks operated by the Thomas Furnace com pany of Milwaukee are believed to have established a record unsurpassed n the history of motor haulage. In fact, a third truck of another make which attempted to keep pace with the Pierce trucks failed so miserably that it has been discarded in favor of a third Pierce truck. The truck toiled 22 hours a day, stopping between shifts only long enough to be oiled, greased and in spected. Xo mechanical trouble was experienced. Each truck covered about 35,000 miles during the eight months. They were used to carry slag from the furnace plant near the center of Milwaukee to the lake front. Two shifts of drivers, each working 11 hours, kept the truck running. President Carranza of Mexico has turned to America in choosing what he considers to be the best automobile in the world. He selected a new Dual Valve Six Pierce-Arrow passenger car The automobile is of the limousin-sub-urban type finished in a royal wine color. It is upholstered with grey Bed ford cord. The factorj' at Buffalo obtained spe cial export license to rush the ship ment through so that President Car- ranza would have the car by Christ mas. o motor car owners are careful enough about oiling their cars, adjusting their motors and seeing that worn out parts are replaced before they give out en tirely, but these same men will pro ce.ed to wear out a car and make nec essary continual adjustments by faulty driving. "The ability to steer clear of tele graph poles and to stop and start is only the A B C of motoring. It's knowing how to nurse the car and avoid strains on the various parts that constitutes real driving." It makes no difference what your wants may be, sou can have them sup plied by using and reading The Repub lican Classified pages Arizona's Lead ing Advertising Medium. ENCLOSED CARS AR E BECOMING "More people are coming to buy en closed automobiles and I shall not be surprised if eventually the enclosed car takes the first place in demand now occupied by the touring car," says G. H. Reuben, local dealer in Dort motor cars. "The comfort advantages of the en closed car alone make it a favorite. Then, too, the fact that automobiles now are recognized as an all -season transportation means, makes the en closed a better proposition for the average buyer. Price has. of course, kept many from buying enclosed cars, but price is no longer so great a factor. "A first class enclosed car today costs but little more than the touring car of a few years back. In compari son, from a comfort and utility stand point, the enclosed car is the better buy." o There Is An iTO S NEED CAREFUL "If every motor car owner would take one-half the care of his car that he wants to see given machinery in his own business, there would be less com plaint of faulty operation and better conditions generally in the motor car industry," says G. II. Reuben, local dealer in Dort cars. "By care I mean care in operation as well as in upkeep. A great many Harry Cresswell Washington Street GARAGE Washington Street and Eighth Avenue Full line of FEDERAL TIRES AND TUBES, Accessories and Repairs Everything for the Ford Battery For Your Car and it will give "punch" and "pep" to your starting system. For Battery Testing filling or expert battery advice come to our "Exide" Service Station J. S. REIF 305 N. Central Ave. Phone 4478 Mperority Means just as much in electrical work as in any other vocation. That is why we are always running our force to capacity. Electric Auto Service Corp n ROY E. SWARTZ "BETTER ELECTRICAL SERVICE"