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End of Automobile Tire Makers' Strike Pleases Motorists and Dealers Afflfe
Rubber Workers' Strike In Akron
" Reported Broken, to Relief
-of J3ranch Managers.
Branch managers and others who
handle automobile tires are pleased w ith
the news received today from Akron,
O., the tire center of the world, that
the backbone of the rubber workers'
strike lias been broken.
Nearly COfK) of the workers returned
to work jesterday and as a result of
the stampede on the part of the men to
get back to work all of the factories
will be in full running order in two or
three days. Th rush of men at the
Goodrich, Diamond, Firestone and
Goodjear plants was so great yesterday
-at it was impossible to place them.
Every automobile owner will welcome
the news that the tire makers' strike is
over. The serious aspect that the situ
ation assumed a week ago has prac
ticallv passed. Suspension of produc
tion in many of the tire plants would
produce an acute situation: in fact,
prolonged inactivity would practitally
provoke a crisis.
Every car requires tires and withthe
opening of the warmer season already
at hand, there is certain to be an un
usually heavy demand for them.
.The ending of the strike has quieted j
ineiears of tire dealers as well as con
sumers that there would cb a shortage
of tires in the near future.
1-arz Anderson, ambassador to Jan-
anl has placed an order with the Du-
pont Garage Company for a. Hudson
sis-cy under umousine wiin an extra
tourinsr car body.
The Commercial Automobile and
Supply Company reports the sale of
a btuuecakcr tounnjr car to airs,
James Alexander and a StudebaUer
"30" dcllery waeon to the Itoyal
.Manufacturing- and importing com
pany. George Howard, manager of the
"Washington branch of the Goodyear
Tire and "Rubber Company, received
-worn today that the uoodyeir com
pany will start work at once on the
largest building in the country for
ruDDtr manutaciuring purposes, it
Tplll lio nror 1 rtflft font Inni in.1 fltrft
stcries high. It will be built on the
site of the present" group of Goodyear
nuwuingB in.AKron, onlo, and will em
ploy 2.000 additional men.
Miller Brothers have sold Ford touring-
cars during the past week to J.
N. Paine. W. C. Thacher. J. B. Mbrhan
& Co TV. IX. "WiLson, Dr. Lewis J. Bat
tle. B. Castle, jr. B. McGivcrn. and
Russell D. Shaver.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Plans Sentimental Trophy
for Motor Champions.
As the years go by and the Indianap
olis motor speedway becomes more and
more the center of one of the greatest
present-day sports, it is gathering tra
ditions which are worthy of preserva
tion. It has been suggested that these be
symbolized in a simple iron cross, w hich
will be awarded the w.nner of each
KO-milc race. This token, while It will
have no intrinsic value, will be highly
prized by the racing pilots because
of the accession to the world's motor
racing supremacy which its capture
will mtan.
By vesting all that the speedway
btands for. all its ideals of courage and
devotion, in a single trophy whose value
will be of sentiment and not of dollars,
the race course officials hope to create
a prize which, in the richness of its
traditions and the favor which it will
find in the public oje, will outshine
every other trophy in the world. As it
p is handed down from winner to winner,
with each succeeding year, it is ex
Iected to glow in glorious renovn
The thrilling contests of the past, in
hlead of being forgotten in the turmoil
of the present, will c: er be revived and
piled upon the struggle of today. Such
a troph, it Is believed, which repre
bents the quintessence of raring fame,
dlstliletanl added to fioin ear to
ear, frpe fiom the dross of commer
cial value, should Ine fo-ever In motor
racing circles.
Ignition Not Only
Cause of Missing
"Missing .on one c Under, says aut
eran motorist, "usually Is attributed to
a, fault In the ignition, but there are
limes whify thK is not tin case For
example, aJJoak in the gasket uf the
Intake manjfojd adjoining the faultj
cylinder, a sanChole In tlm manifold, or i
evcTi a sticking'ale ma 1 the enure, i
If a new spark plug tested on the
cylinder head to proie it is working,
fails to remove the d'Mleuliy, it is wlj
to make an inspection of the ln'akf and
exhaust valves on the affected cv Under
and following that, of the manifold.''
Drain Oil Frequently
From Motor Crankcase
Frequent drainage or oil from the
motor crankcase Is advisable Fresh
lubricant must be added to the buppl
at Intervals to make up for the wear
which Is Jiirc as evident In oils as in
other materials, and car must lx ex
ercised to not have a surplus of the
fluid on tuch occasion?.
New Feature of Car.
One of the novelties that appeared in
this year's automobile shows is the
method 4 of locking the top of an open
car securely to the windshield supports,
which Is among the several ncu fea
tures brought out by the Stevens-Dur-yea
Complain of Exchanges.
"The more cars we sell the more we
have to get rid of." Is the complaint of
dealers taking ueed cars In exchange
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1903 Ford-1 9 13
Here's what the Ford has done in
ten years:
Original capitalization, $23,000.
Annual business then, $200,000.
Todaj, largest automobile factor'
in the world.
Has capital of $30,000,000.
Sells annually $200,000,000 worth
of motor cars.
Ford profits equivalent to maxi
mum Industrial earnings on
capitalization of $200,000,000
and on this basis could prob
ably, before its twentieth anni
versary, return the equivalent
of this amount to its sharehold
ers. January sales of Ford cars
were $9,000,000, or nearly twice
the gross receipts of the Grand
Trunk railway system.
Former Anna Gould Struck
by Protection Afforded by
the Side Curtains.
The Duchess de Tallyrand. better
known to the American public as Anna
Gould, who recently came to this coun
try to attend the wedding of Helen
Gould and Flnley J. Shcpard, went
shopping on her arrival for an automo
bile for her personal use,
The duchess Is an accomplished mo
torist, and had a definite idea of the
qualities she wanted in a car. "She
spent nearly an hour In the salesroom
ot the Studebaker branch In New
York," said E. B. Habersham, manager
of the Studebaker wholesale branch
here, "and thoroughly Inspected the
mechanism of a Studebaker Inclosed
20' roadster, . which she finally pur
chased and is now driving.
"The duchess was especially struck
with the cozy protection afforded by the
side curtains, which, in this type of
car, swing with the doors, giving' the
weather-proof advantages of a coupe,
with the option of changing the car.
at any time. Into an open roadster of
conventional lines."
The Ddchess de Tallyrand has taken
tne car back to her home In France,
with the idea of using It In her personal
trips about her great estate.
Handles of Bonnets
Should Be Watched
The handles of bonnet's are likely to
get loose as the car Is sued, especially
if screws are employed to fasten them
on. The noise tjiey make seems to be
made by the hood Itself, and is most
annoying to any who are susceptible to
such Influences." The screws should be
tightened occasionally.
No-Rim-Cut Tires
10 Oversize
Mark What the
Meter Says
On the tire question, let your meter talk.
Look at tire bills only.
Thirty makers say, "Our Tire is Best"
But the verdict of meters, after 14 years,
has given Goodyear tires the largest sale in
the world. And that sale doubles yearly.
Reason Says This
A tire that can't rim-cut must
save all that rim-cutting wastes.
And statistics show that rim
cuttinjr ruins 23 per cent of all
old-type tires.
An oversize tire, of equal
quality, must outwear skimpy
Our 10 per cent oversize, un
der average conditions, adds 25
per cent to the tire mileage.
Reason also says that a tire
which has come to outsell all
rivals must in some way excel
Get the Facts
Now isn't it wise to get the
actual facts?
Here is a tire which, through
sheer merit, has
become the sen
sation of Tire
dom. Men have used
two million of
them on per
haps 300,000
cars. So many
men could not
Why don't
No-Rim-Cut Tires
With or Without
Non-Skid Treads
This Company ha no connection whatrTrr with any ottwr
rubber concern mhlcb uaes lb Goodjear name.
1016 14th Street N. W. Phone Main 1595-1596
Old Stone-Throwing Has Chang-
ed to Attitude of Courtesy
and Helpfulness.
The automobile has become such a
familiar object that small boys no
longer throw stones at It as it passes
them on the load. A motorist can
stop to adjust his carbureter or repair
a punctured tire without being advised
to get a horse. Entire communities
were formerly banded against the mo
tor car, but now they solicit motorists.
A pioneer motorist of this city who
drove a "one-lunger" In the early days,
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ditions with a man who but recently
purchased a car, said:
"There was a time when the automo
bile was first coming Into general use,
when a very pronounced and sometimes
militant antagonism was shown against
it. This was indulged in not oniy uy
individuals on foot, on horseback, and
In other vehicles, but .sometimes by
entire communities.
"Drastic ordinances, it will be re
called, wore adopted by municipalities
and suburban towns rather vied with
each other in devising means whereby
motorists might be restricted. AH this
is changing. In these days there are
tvHonr of courteuv presented at in
tervals along popular automobile
routes. , .
'Please travel at moderate speed
through this village.' says a sign on
one of the New England roads, and as
the automobile emerges from the vil
lage, the eyes of its occupants fall up
on another feign reading. 'Thank lou.
Come Again,' 'You Will Oblige Us By
Driving Slovvlv Here Ther.; Are Schools
On This Street,' says another sign.
"'Take the tlrst road on 'the left, not
the second, as formerly,' reads another.
We hope to have a better road for
you next year," says still another, and
at almost even' street Intersection the
information Is given by signs.
"The automobile associations have
done much toward directing signs; they
have done more, however, by teaching'
automobllists to respect not merely the
rights, but the prejudices and senti
ments of the people through whose ter
ritory they travel. This Is an agree
able consideration, but Itls Increased
bv the return mado in response to it.
There Is now to be found widespread
recognition of mutual Interest in the
new mode of travel and all communi
ties are learning that the automobile
is important enough to be recognized In
civic management.
"Thus New York is about to Install
130 new arm street signs for the uss
of motorists on Broadway, and Amster
dam avenues. These will cost $9,000.
and they are to be so placed on the
shepherds crook' lamppost of recent
Installation that they may be read
plainly by occupants of rapidly moving
"Signs carefully planned and adjusted
like these, make ror real pumic con'
veniencc: they speak far more eloquent
ly than words for civic efficiency; they
leave a lasting and favorable impres
sion upon visitors and aJ to the com
fort of the citizen and give impetus to
the growth of good fellowship In the
mass. The automobile Is doing Its part
toward further cementing all parts of
the Union and all parts of the contlneht,
and It Is doing It largely through the
Instrumentality of the small but price
less amenities of existence."
you learn what won them? Make
your own comparisons. No-Kim-Cut
tires will certainly not cost you
more per mile than others, a..-.
If they do for you what they
have done for legions, it means
an enormous economy.
We Deserve It
We deserve this test.
For 14 years our experts have
worked, in the ablest way, to
cut tire upkeep.
Year by year they have made
these tires better embodied in
them a dozen strong features
found in no other tire.
They have saved motor car
owners many millions of dol
lars. They have won over afl
the rest. Now
we surely de
serve your ver
dict on them.
Write for the
Goodyear Tiro
Book 14th
year edition. It
tell all known
way to econo
mize on tire.
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Manager of Foss-Hughes Branch.
Fred H. Prendergast, of Foss
Hughes Branch, Is Weil
Known in Industry.
Although he Is a newcomer in Wash
ington Fred N. Prendergast, manager
of the Foss-Hughes Company's branch,
is one of the best known men in the
automobile Industry. He entered the
employ of the Foss-Hughes Company,
who handle the Plerce-Arrow line of
pleasure cars and trucks In "Washington,
Baltimore. .Wilmington, Philadelphia,
Providence, and Newport, in 1907, being
assigned to the Philadelphia branch.
In 1910 he was promoted to the man
agership of the Newport branch, where
he was signally successful In promoting
the sale of Plerce-Arrow cars. In Sep
tember, last, he was sent to Washing
ton to open a branch at 123) Connecticut
avenue, and during the short time he
has been here has become a big factor
in the automobile trade.
Mr. Prendergasts a young man ol
pleasing personality and has made many
friends In the various cities he has
"covered" for the Fos-Hughcs Com
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Overland Model 69-T
$1,260.00 In Washington
Price includes full electric equipment and electric self-starter.
Overland-Washington Motor Co.
829 14th St. N. W. Phone Main 6916
R. C. SMITH, Pres.
Efficiency and Economy Gained
By Changing Tops and Re
taining Chasses.
So much has been written about
the efficiency and economy of the
motor truck-that one of Its most use
ful attributes is likely to be over
looked. This is the feature in design
that enables it to be adapted to al
most any line of business merely by
mounting: on the chassis special bod
ies and equipment suited to different
Every manufacturer of either gaso
lene or electric trucks and light wag
ons had adopted the plan of building
the entire running gear and driving
mechanism as a complete -'operative
unit, independent of the body.
There is usually no connection be
tween chassis and body except the
bolts necessary to hold the body in
place on the frame. Any desired style'
of body can be mounted on any chas
sis, within certain limitations of size
and weight.
Several Bases.
A comparatively recent development
with truck manufacturers Is the mak
ing of each model In several lengths
of wheel-base and frame length to
take short, medium, long and extra
long bodies. Differences in construc
tion between these arc the length of
the side frames, tneldrlve shaft, and
brake rods.
A truck of any given load capacity
can be fitted with a short, strong
body for heavy material; medium
length body, for ordinary service, nice
thp exoress business. Kcneral hauling.
or deDartment store work, or with
very long body, for ooxes and barrels,
beds and mattresses, cornices, or tne-
ater scenery.
One maker alone, who manufac
tures only a 3.000-pound capacity ve
hicle; shows eleven dirrerent styles
of bodies to indicate the great di
versity of appllcattlon. Salesmen In
attendance at the .different show
stands are provided with albums of
photographs showing scores of applica
tions and body styles, from fire depart
ment apparatus to funeral cars.
Suited To Needs.
Aside from merely building special
bodies to mount on standard chassis,
the truckmaker often goes to great
lengths to give & customer a work ve
hicle particularly suited to his needs.
By designing and fitting to the chassis
special mechanism he gives the con
tractor and coal dealer trucks with
dumping bodies operated by the truck
motor; or he constructs a short, strong
tractor that can be coupled to a pair
of steel-tired rear wheels to act as a
trailer for hauling extra long timbers,
rails, or structural steel beams. Such
trailers can be connected to hook and
ladder,trucks, standplpes, or even steam
fire engines to take the place of horses.
A now typo of gasolene truck with
front wheel drive now exhibited for the
first time has no machinery whatever
back of the driver's seat. It is pos
sible to attach a pair of rear wheels
and the low dray body commonly used
around docks. Emergency wagons for
street railway use are built with turn
tables that can be elevated by a crank
or by power from the engines.
Mrs. John Howell Phillips, of
St. Louis, Operated Own
Automobile in 1898.
It comes to light that the originator
of tho vogue of society jwomen driving
their own automobiles Is Mrs. John
Howell Phillips, of St. IajuIs. Mrs.
Phillips, a daring society driver, for
merly of Chicago, Is acclaimed the
first American woman to drive a motor
Illinois license No. 24 was Issued to
her fourteen years ago in Chicago. The
fact was divulged through the efforts of
J. H. Phillips to repurchase, as' a relic.
the car Mrs. Phillips drove In 1S9S.
"Drive your own car. It Is woman's
best tonic," advised Mrs. Phillips from
the seat of the six-cylinder machine she
now drives. "After a woman has
learned to drive, there Is no more splen
did exercise In the world. It is the
open sesame to good temper, good di
gestion, sound nerves in short, good
In 1898 people stared In open-mouthed
wonderment as Mrs. Phillips "sped" up
Michigan avenue at the then fast rate of
eight to ten miles an hour In her
"horseless carriage," as. all self-propelled
vehicles of personal transportation
were known. She drove what was
known a tri-motor her first automobile,
back in 1898. It was a queer car, con
ceived by an Englishman who came to
America in that year with a roll of blue
prints and Xao.goo. He naa a concern,
known then as the "Western Wheel
Works, build 200 such cars for him. The
car was nameless. In about two years
tie 200 tri-motors were sold. The Eng
lishman was bankrupt. His conception
of an automobile had three wheels one
In front and two In back. A long
handle reached from the front wheel to
ateer with.
"I drive at top speed over 8t. Louis
county speedways, where fast speed Is
allowed." hald Mrs. Phllllns. "There is
nothing I love more than getting every
ounce out of the machine. No matter
how T mav be feeling when I start.
-every nerve will be tingling with delight
when I finish. I love to xeei tne won
derful pick-up of the machine under my
control and to know that I am direct
ing great energy. It Is something for
a woman to do. yet It is simplicity it
"From the day of the little three-
wheeled car to this day my nusoana
and I have followed the fortunes of
motor car construction. I have always
had the latest and most advanced de
sign of cars."
Trolley Accidents More
Frequent Than by Motor
According to a noted authority, there
is ne accident for every 12,053 miles
traveled by a trolley car and one for
178,666 miles covered by an automobile.
For a fatal accident the figures are
higher, the trolley going SOO.OOO miles
before killing any one and the automo
bile 2,400,000 miles. These figures apply
to employes and occupants only.
The statistics further show that the
automobile has to travel three times as
far as the troley before taking the life
of an outsider, and at least seven times
as far before injuring one.
starter yet devised for
Winner of Munsey Tour
Back In Racing Game
Washington motorists today learned,
with? interest that Billy Knipper. who
drove a car In the first Munsey reliabili
ty tour, and who' won fame as a. raelnr
driver. Is about to get back Into the
racing game. The Henderson Motor Car
Company of Indianapolis, has nomtnat-
500-mile, international sweepstakes racs
to be run Memorial Day on the In
dianapolis motor speedway.
drivers who ever sat at the wheel of a
racing car and Is sure to give a good
account of himself in the speedway
Hundreds of Motorists
Are Profiting y
By Our Annual
Clearance Sale
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$4 Mirror-..." 3.7
H Jacks $!.
fl.fi Jacks
$1.23 gaL eaas.
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Narional Electrical Supply Co.
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ceras catenae; te taetaeec af '.
Its alphabetical amageawat facilitates easr referon
Emerson A Orme.
17 H Bt. If. W.
Abbott- David 8. Bendrlek.
Detroit aDH"tltw-
Buick Motor Co.,
lCCS Conn. Ave.
Cook 4: Stoddard Co.
1138 Conn Ave.
Chalmers 3
Motor Car
H St. I, w.
R. Cowle Co.,
1115 U St.
Miller Bros. Auto Supply
1106 14th St.
WilcoxTruxa? I
Cook & Stoddard Co.
112S Conn. Ava.
D Electric
Emerson and Orma
107 H at.
Dan A Abbott,
1S39 3th St. N. W. Phone 2J. 1S19
Rate. 50c per hour.
Vermont uarage N. 374.
Gas & Electrics
1122 Vermont Court N. W.
Guaranteed Radiator
Lamp VQ. Phcne M. 4355
Inxrniorllll swth .t. nw.
Ill Y rtVlVl VAl The
Thone CoL 3T.
Holladay Automobile Co.
Limousines & Touring Cars
1319 L. St. North 1170.
Ralph W. Lee,
Com. Nat Blc Bids.. 14th & G N. W.
Excelsior &HaYerforalMetercycles j
Asents and Distributers
Haverlord Cycle Co.. 7 10th St. X.
Excelsior & Headenea Motorcycles
Osborn & Lelshear. Agents,
K3 is mm st. n. w.
Ford Runabout Goes ;.
10,000 MHm a rear
In a period of considerably less tlMa
five years, through the- dust, and heat
of summer, the rain and mud of UM
and spring and the ice and snow of win
ter, the Ford runabout of a veterinary'
surgeon ot Sidney, N. Y-, has taken H
owner more than go.qbb miles, or a
average of more than 10,000 miles a
year. It is believed this la a. record au.
passed by that of but few cars.
" Motorcycles m Panama.
The motorcycle Is one of the
popular means of- travel for Govern
ment employes in Panama.
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Hew Yrk Ave.
to Buy
David S. Headrtak,
13171R St.
Anta Servtaa
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St. Te
Moon 'Motor Car Cov
&30 Bond Bldg:
Phone Tf. ISH.
913 9th St.
N. W.
""Barnard Motor Car Ce
1613 Hth St. 2f. W.
Auto & Sup
ply Co ST
Mth st .
The Miller
Co (inc.) ,
UCS Coax.
The Bartr
13H-0S N. H.
Brown-Blair Garage,
19 L St N. W. . Tel. North 1471.
National Electric Supply Co.
1328-1330 N. Y. Ave. 1
Mitchell Taxicabs and
Main 7-1-0-7
T. N. Mudd, Jr., Inc.,
ReadlnK Standard Motorcycles and Bl v
cycles Rambler Blc cles Repalrlnc-
auppllcs12S N. T. AW. X. "W.
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