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Many Troubles Result From Attaching License Plates to Water Caps LICENSE PLATE IS , CAUSE OF TROUBLE f AUTOMOBILE IS . Latest Arrivals on Capital's Automobile Row GREAT MISSIONARY L Mechanisms Placed in Hands of Immaculate Business Men. Teaches Thousands the Joy of Coaxing Most Out of 0b-. streperous Piece of Machinery Which Runs Car. Although a Small Factor, It May , Produce Defects If Not Five Hundred Thousand Cars a Year Is Prediction of Fu ture Output. So Many Things to Oo at One Time That Beginner Be- Properly Placed. r comes Confused. THE WASHINGTON TIMES. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27. 1913. ORD PRODUCTION GEAR SHIFTING IS HARD FOR AMATEUR INDUSTRIAL MARVE By HARRY WARD. A. small thine like the placing of the forward license plate on an automobile! may have a considerable effect on the running of the car. Most motorists have the bad habit of attaching the plate by a bracket to the water cap. which thereupon receives a strain which Is not Intended to bear. Ab a result not infrequently a leak is started at the base of the water cap and the water comes out of the radiator i In Email quantities. ! The leak is often not cnouch serious-J ly to hurt the running of the car. ex- cent that it requires frequent refilling of the radiator, but one unpleasant re-j ault Is that the occupants of the front! fpit get a continued spray of water, or. . if the, windshield is up, that Is covered withdrops on a day when nothing butl sunshine abounds. Then the dust gets! onthe glass, and mud is the outcome. Bar Provided. j Some automobile manufacturers pro-' "Vide a. bar that runs between the two' forward lamps. From thi the license ! prate may be swung. There is one ob jection to this plan, which applies also so tne number nung from the water cap. I and that is that It cuts.off a part of thel &t wftopl nt Overland Deliverv Waeon front surface of the radiator and there- i At jwneel ol uvenana uenvery wagon. by Imnedes coollnjust that much. I To be sure, the air has a better chance' plates, either to a rear tool box or some to get back of the plate '.hen It Is part of the frame fote and aft so that swung from the bar between th lamps, the plates can be put on soundly an! leaving three or four inches between It Crce for all. It is like a whole lot of and the radiator, than If it were flush other things In automobile manufac Tip against the top of the radiator, as tuie. Points that once were not re it Is when the plate is hung from the garded or had been overlooked now get water cap bracket. One State. Illinois. lne attention they deserve. It is the has plates perforated, so that when nttie things that help to self automo carrled in front of the radiator they do j biM nowadays, because the main not so much interrupt the coo'ing pro- ponts of car construction show only 'i-,,, , ,. . . , .. shall differences. This license plate at- Aside from other objections to the i moment thing is Just one of the HtUe -water cap as a 'point of attachment for - J l cense. plates there is the other regard- Sf.t JS-ShnJu ma?E"" A One of the most elated men in the great many automobiles have the char-i . " . , . rl.v.i. i ncteristic trade mark of the car Just 1-e-1 automobile business in -Washington is low the water cap on the radiator ! H. B. LeaiTi Jr., agent for the Max front. -When the license plate is swung) well. Mitchell, and Rambler. This week from the water can this date is blotted : h received two carloads of Maxwell ont of sight It certainly is policy on the part of the automobile manufactur-' er to provide a place for the front ' ofnale tYade mark is not hidden from won r la8t longl m 3lr" ary' sigM when the car is ready for the w F. Meyer has been appointed man- The best.place for the plate to be car- aser of the Washington branch of the ried is somewhere in the neighborhood Motz Tire and Rubber Company, suc of the bottom of the radiator. There it J ceedlng R. O. Brlnker. who has been is out Of the wav of evervthinc Tt i mnfrr.rt t th Mnt tnetnrv at doesn't project so that it helps to tear J clothing when one is cranking the car u tne car is not a self-cranker. It doesn't cut oft any part of the cooling. Still it must not be so low that it will collect dust and become obscure, for that is a violation of tho Ian- Snni States, prominently among them Con-1 necucui. require mat tne license plate' snau oe ai. least eignteen indies rrom the ground, so that It cannot collect dust and obscure the numerals. Plate Is Safe. When the plate is bolted or screwed securely into soi.ie part of the front, either the bottom of the radiator or clamped to the front axle, it Is safe from being dislodged. The water cap attachment is not so secure because in order to hold . tho plate fast it must onen De enncnea on ugnt. enouc i to bend in the side of the water cap, and ' yet the continued Jolting of the cari tenas to loo&en up this hold. Some makers provide for bolting of the plate ih'El e.i'Cr "T1 f.the radia,"-. which is a very good point. As to rear license numbers tiie prob lem is not so marked. People hae prety much got ocr the habit of hav ing a lamp bracket and license hanger in one. The plate puts strain on the lamp bracket such that it dcesnt sup port the lamp w.x-11. and fuithermore the plate itself gtnerally drops down on one side. There is one concern that for some time has been making a, frame plate with four holes in it. Just above the rear spring, to which the license num ber may be attached. This is a con venience to owners and is positive In action. Enamel Cracked. More than that, when there was trouble with the enamel on numbers a couple of years ago it was to be no ticed that on cars of this make the enamel lasted better than on som.: others using the lamp bracket method, where the wing nuts were screwed down so hard on the plate that of ne cessity the enamel cracked. With most modern cars provision H made for the application of the number I The way in which the world J is receiving the 1914 I Cadillac i II the wonderful manner in I II which it is performing J IlJlCSag GUI UllI CLCUCIilCU HI I Cadillac year ' I THE COOK & STODDARD CO. Tel North 781Q 1138-40 Conn. Ave. P" ' ' ''llllL '4.scl5& vM Jmmm I p p SMITH cars, one carload being Maxwell "So's" I and the other Maxwell '3S'b." "They are 0ng out 80 fast that the shipment Akron, Ohio. Meyer is one of the best- known men in the automobile tire in dustry, and his appointment as manager of the Washington branch of the Motz Company has been hailed with delight by his numerous friends throughout the countrv. The Cook & Stoddard Company this j week added a number of additional prominent Washington people to its list of Cadillac owners, including Admiral Victor Blue, Myron M. Parker, and former Congressman W. G. Brantley of 1 Georgia, w ho purchased seven-passen ger touring cars, and W. H. G. Nelson, who purchased :i !ive-passenger touring car AH Tour of the cars are of 1314 model, and each is equipped with the Cadillac two-speed axle that is creating I wj muth interest in the automobile world, ...i,t . irtnher 10 the Companv will open a new tto Fourteenth street, and it will d.u ,.....-. i,. mti, .1IIH.J ""UI--J 1 ttltl. rtti.lt,. r e at 1625 serve as' a BOSCb magllelO Supply Siauoil Ullll a : Grav-Davis service station. Both these , . - 1- . .1 1 l products are used on hundreds of mo-i tor cars In thli city, and owners are looking forward to the new establish ment with more than ordinary interest. J. H. Small, jr., is the proud owner of a Rambler cross-country touring car It was delficied to him this week by H. B. Lear. Jr. the Rambler agent here. . The first Overland delivery car of 1914 model made its appearance this week in Washington, and was imme diately sold to H. V. Hayden, a busi ness man on Conectlcut avenue, who also secuied an Overland roadster. The Overland delivery car is claimed to be on of the most attractive propositions on the market. Harr V. Bu'ck is the latest pur chaser of a Ktudebaker "23" touring car. It was sold to him this week by the Commercial Automobile and "Supply Copanv, whloh also reports the sale of a Studebaker "30" touring car to George M Ovxter jr and a Studebaker "35" touring car to George W. Offutt. BERT ROBINSON and W. A. DOMESTIC. BrUldrrr, V. J. The coroner 1 In. vestigatmg death of Joseph Titus, found in bungalow near Blairstown with bul let in his head. Caldwell, -. J. Kdnard J. Mc.Na- mara, I'aterson policeman, Madame Schumann-Heink protege, will make 1 debut with her In concert for Cleveland Home Memorial Association, October 9. Sailllr. I.. I. Walter I.. uyilnm, jr.. millionaire fisherman, caught 70 pounds of weakfish and blue fish. Kullon, Mo. Mm. Sumn Roan, nho has been on trial here for the murder of her husband, J. H. Ross, was found guilty of murder in the second degree. I The jury fixed the penalty at ten cars' imprisonment. . Hl K..I Ulu.,111.. ............ ..r- r's was injiiied fatally and several pass- ......... .. .. V........l .. V.n,. tl.. .... ..I.n ciiticirt nc ifiiij-r-i iit-,, .11 rnfiinr and baggage ear of a fast Frisco paas- enger tra'.n went Into a dli miles north of New Orleans. uiit'ii a xicen Mont-lnlr Minn Helen K. 'I'm lor, daughtf-r of lute Warren S Taj lor, has " I.aa.. uniiiilnt.il ..itiw.t.i, nf Tf mtMfi ft if Museum ItrliliriMiiirl. Conn. The body of Unit cd State sailors, bUieved to be Artnur i LAST MINUTE NEWS " Now on exhibition a revelation in Motor Delivery Cars. Model 79. Overland Delivery Special. Full Panel Body. Electric Lights. OVERLAND R. C. SMITH, Pres. WARD In Model 35 Maxwell. I Sheehan, recovered near inner harbor light -v llrunawlrk, . J The" I'rnnayl. vania Milk Special, running at hl.jh speed was wreck when :ui axle on :ear car broke. None Injured. FOltEIGX. I.lnlion. 4iie of the Ou mrn arrest ed "for plotting against" the life of Premier Costa, of Portugal, confessed. ThN Alan. Jaime Augusto, was a royalist officer in the army under the monarchy. Vlennn. I'rrdrrirk I'rnflrld, new I'nHed States ambassador to Austria, was lecelved in special audience by Emperor Krnncls Jaw f. I.iihiIiiii. Vnthoo) X. Ilrnily, the .Nen York traitlon magnate, who died In I.on d.ni In July, left an estate of $6,577,510 In Gteat Hritnin. according to his will which was piobated lure. Dublin. Thi- Hn. I.urlun Protestant dean of I.inieiick, litre O'Brien. is dead I'annmn. The- mim( Important step thus far toward the operation of the Panama Canal took place when the sea going tugboat (latum, drawing 121-2 fcn't tif uMlAr. ivnw ..tiri.oauttill v nuntwd through the (latum locks, ami toduy ! floats upon the booin nf Uatum Lake, 1 aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaW aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamla9BaaBaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaVBlaT JaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaiBalBaaaaaVaaafeB JaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawVBBBaaaaaaa ""'HTV. BaBaHaaBaaaaaaaaw0VaaaBv4aawaaaaaaaaaaaalBaBaaaaa V TB &mm$LAmmWmmmmm TPPTTaaatgaaaaaaaaaaaaafnsaaaaraaaaaaaaaaaaaaar -'taaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaBaaM 1 aaaa-BfitfMTinWaawfl Qp''' ' " y J aaHaBaaHaaa '' ' '' VtoIiW The New 1914 $950 f. o. 35 H. P. Motor. Three-quarter Floating Rear Axle CRITICAL INSPECTION INVITED WASHINGTON MOTOR CO., Inc., Distributers 829 FOURTEENTH STREET N. W. PHONE MAIN 6916 When ,the Ford Motor Company re duced the prices of its cars August 1. the percentago of the cut was larger than that of any ever made by any automobile company, it is said. These reductions are made in the pursuance of the fixed policy of Henry Ford, adopted ten years ago when he estab lished his great industry In Detroit, to see his motor cars at the lowest figure which his product would permit, .con sistent with his Ideals as to quality. ,So tremendous has been the success of the Ford cars that the production has advanced each year with extraordinary leaps, and the Ford Motor Company has become one of the marvels of the indus trial world. This magic growth has en abled Mr. Ford to batter down the prices of his car to a point within the ret.ch of the pocketbook of everyone. Some predict the Ford production will rach the 500.000 mark within a few yars. That the idea of one concern building and marketing 5O0.C00 cars in one year is not a mere dream Is realized when it is known that during the season which will close October 1. the Ford . Company will nave built and sold ap proximately 1S5.000 cars. When a con- cirn acmeves this much in ten years, the half-million mark may be regarded as a certainty and a goal that will b, leached In a comparatively few years. What the Ford prices then will be Mr. Ford has not stated, but they will be as low as a huge production can mak tlem, consistent with Ford quality. About the time Henry Ford estab lished his business he fcprfssed the fol lowing sentiment, an lucul that he has realized: "I will build a motor car for multi tudes. It shall be large enough for, the fcmllr but small mntiuh fnr ih.'im. , skilled individual to easily operate and t-re ior. ana oe economical in mainten ance. It will be built of honest ma terialsby the mest workmen that mor.ey can hire alter ths simplest de Mgna that modern engineering ca,n de vise. But It shall be bo low In price that the man of moderate means may own and enjoy with his family the blessings of happy hours ?pent in God's great open spaces." 4 "The reason that a railroad passenger car rides easier than a ailroad freight car" says Irvin T. Donohoe, distributer of the J. M. shock absorber In Washing ton, "is that the passenger car has, in addlt'on to the ordinary laminated springs, sets of helical springs. J. M. shock absorbers perform the same Im portant function in relation to a motor car that helical springs do on the rail road passenger car. .The shock absorb ers .contain helical springs that, provide the additional vibrat'ons needed for per fectly easy riding. Not only do these shock absorbers make the car ride, easier, but they reduce tire expenses and addt to the speed possibilities of tho car. They are made in a variety of sizes for different sixes of cars and types or springs." . Don't Crack Porcelain h By Using Heavy Wrench Don't use a heavy wrench in tighten-' iiik the brass bushing, or the porce lain, might crack when you least ex pect it." ys a spark plug maker," and alio bo sure you don't leave any of the nuts loose ou the spindle as a loose electrode will cause leakage of compression and finally cause a b!ow out. "Another thing to be careful about is to be- sure you have not screwed tho s-park plug into the cylinder so care lesslv that there will be n. leakage of compression. Tighten the new plugs-up, cftr the motor has run for tt few min utes. If It Is needed then. This taked care of the allowance for expansion caused b the heat and saves the ruin- ing of the plug through cracked porce- llalns." DELIVERY W AGON b. Toledo The world has seen no greater mis sionary than the' motor car, which, com ing at a time when mechanical 'labor was looked upon as only within .the sphere of the man 'with perpetually dirty hands, placed motors and mechan isms In the hands of Immaculate busi ness men and taught' them. by -the thou sands that there was as much Joy in coaxing and cajoling the most out of an obstreperous motor as in getting the last ounce of speed out of a fine, horse. Indeed, there Is more, for In the case of mechanism the speed or successful operation was due to the application of a kind of gray matter heretofore un used by the successful business man. The motor 'car has made the world understand the value or machinery, ha lifted the manufacturing one might almost say to a high social plane. 'and has made of man In general a broader thinking, kinder unit of "being. says'Mp tor Age. Now comes the motor truck, and takes this love of mechanism and this new- knowledge of mechanical Kff "w-t. ith him into hi business. enaffllnghtai to use his new knowledge,, .the knowledge of mechanisms and mo tors Ssan adjunct to his business. Jiany have made the mlstakeof Put ting the mechanism first in the applica Frames Stiffened By. ' Too Light Bolting Sometimes a squeak in a car cannot be readily located', despite the fact that oil has been lavished upon eyerypart under the body and 'that-the springs have been given all the' care necessary. It Is not Infrequent that a body Is bolted down to the frame too tightly. Tb!s has the effect of, stiffening it to such "an extent that when the frame is twisted a littte through road uneven ness It prevents-the body from follow ing the frame. Nothing is gained by bolting the body down too tightly. Radiator Protector Very Badly Needed Why Is It the makers of radiators, and of cars, do not devise some neat schema for the protection of radiators? This could be worked out In the tjzrr. of a screen, similar to that used on racing cars, and cculd be made neat In appear ance. Many o the cars seen n the street show signs of the radiators hav ing been in some sort of collision, and while they may not leak it means a re nalr iob sooner or later at best, is l-unslghtly. Radiators on motor trucks are now generally proteciea oy whiio nrm nNun of Iron, which will servo ' on trucks, but which would ipoll the ap pearance of a pleasure car. WOLVERINE LUBRICANTS CO. Washington Branch J. G. OWENS 401 Soark Capitol Street Paeae LlacolB 200 s KwOotBhead) tion to Industry, and of Jetting thebust ness take care at itself.- The Jreal-business man. however. jYiaar taken the mechanism only ias an opportunity and has fitted It Intothis business' as 'a unit of a system surrounding Mt; with the business acumen the has developed for years in every department) and. giving it every businessopportunlty. tto make the most of its .mechanical possibility; In so doing the motor.truck has. taken the business mania step farther In his own development I and "has sbown him, howthe'recreation of today becomes the serious business of .tomorrow.) Not only' has this' affected,"' the busi ness man at the top but the .mechanical man at the bottom. , The' man who knew" nothing but , machinery and who had',no .business sense, is learning the Importance of business thought -in, con nection with his, work. and Is seeing that "mechanisms alone i can' accomplish nothing. f ' Thus the motor' truck especially . Is making of -the laboring man a thinker and as such will bring him to a higher level of Importance. There has beerunn one movement which has, broadened the world to .so large a degree in so short a time as 'has the motor-vehicle move ment, and with the coming of motor hauling and the motor truck this in fluence will be magnified many times. Keep Motor Running While Filling Radiator ,It Is well to "know that a radiator should be filled while the motor is run ning, so ' as to ' avoid an air pocket, which will -produce a steam pressure and prevent- the water from circulating. tvnen me;waier apparently doiis over after the motor has been- running for a little-while, it may be taken-to mean that the water, is overheated,-' whereas it may mean nothing. If the, radiator la filled to overflowing when the motor is cold the water will naturally .ex pand as it warms, and must find somo outlet, either through the overflow pipe or, through ,.the7radiator,-cap. . ii)iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiriiiiiiiiii.itmniniiniBiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiininr The Greatest Car Ever Made fin the Intermediate Price Class WrJm&&BKi- aaaaaaaaaaaaV I aaKaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaani Wraf9aaBaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa? 8 1914 MAXWELL Powerful, silent, sweet running: 111-Inch wheel base; 33xl-lnch tires tercontrol. Electric starter ann electric lignts at si.zzst. inree-quar ter elliptic springs, ventilating wlnasnieia and iuu equipment. 5lg, powerful and comfortable live-passenger car at a price you afford. LET US GIVE YOU A DEMONSTRATION. Other Models- "25," tally equipped, at .,S? "SO-. folly equipped, at... gl,975 H. B. LEARY, Jr. 1321-23 14th Street N. W. Ptiones N. 4434-4435 WASHINGTON, D. C. WHERE TO BUY AUTOMOBILES MOTORCYCLES AND ACCESSORIES ? GASOLINE PLEASURE CARS. Annerson" & I Cadillac Cook & Stoddard Co.. 113S Conn. Ave. Chalmers Zell Motor Car Company. 1405 II St. N. W. Pierce Arrow l"o- Hugnes co. jr Conn. ae. nw. ELECTRIC PLEASURE CARS. Baker Detroit Electric Cook & Stoddard Co, 113S Conn. Ave. Emerson and Orm. 1407 H St. ACCESSORIES IRVIN T. DONOHOE,! UTO SUPFUES AND ACCESSORIES. J. M. Shock Absorber 1MB M Street N. V. Telephone . ISlt. Wa.hlngton. REPAIRING T. K. Smith REAR 1411 V ST. AUTOMOUILE REPAIRING. PHONB X. i:si. TAXICABS People's Auto Hiring Co. I Touruss Cars With Careful Chauffeurs. I CI ltta at. N. W. Kala OUL "The most difficult task for the driv ing novice .to master Is gear shifting." says an automobile man who konws every angle of the automobile game. "The disengagement of the clutch, to gether with the speeu !ver movement. ' Is quit as difficult at first as patting the head with one hand and rubbing the chest with the other. If there were not so many things to do all at the same time the beginner would be less con fused. However, driving Is a simple art when once mastered. "Before starting the car it may be wen to note a few 'don'ts.' namely. don t place the hands above the center of the steering wheel at any time, doa't take a. death grip on the steering wheel. as it looks awkward and Is tiresome and dangerous: don't race the motor, don't move the gear lever without disengaging the clutch, don't let the clutch In fast. don't move the foot away from the rtiitrh ndat when th rar Is movlnr. don't start car on any other than first speed, don't si in the clutch too much. as It will burn or wear beyond repair; don't watch the fellow behind, as. he la watching you; don't take your eyes off the road for any reason whatever while the car is rolling. "With enslne started and bearing these don'ts in mind I will proceed to . start the car. First throw out the clutch, release the emergency brake and ' ; place gear lever In first speed. Then let clutch come back easily, accelerating engine as it takes the load. When the car Is rolling release the clutch again and sh'f t from first to Intermediate gear. This ooeratlon must be accomplished be fore the momentum already gained ts lost or it will be necessary to start oyer again on flret spied. Having gained fha Intermediate speed and assuming the next to be the high, one should acceler ate conslderablr and then repeat the former clutch and lever movement." J. M Stoddard, of the Cook A Stod dard Company, left Thursday for his country home at West Sorlngfield. N. H.. where he will spend several weeks grouse shooting. "SS-V $1,225 block-cast, 4-cylinder motor; all round. Lefthand drive, cen- A can I 'I Marion THE CUNNINGHAM MOTOR CO lTth & You. Phone N. 15TS. Reo Barnard Motor Car Co., 1C12 lh St. N. W. Studebaker Commercial Auto & Sup ply Co, 813 14th St Read AUTO NEWS in THE WASHINGTON' TIMES. RaucthLang The Bartraa Garage. 13H N. H. Ave. Southworth & Keiser ELECTRIC SERVICE CO. 143 I. ST. N. W. PHOXE NORTH 100S. SUPPLIES. National Electric Supply Co.. 1SS-1330 N. Y. Ave. Read AUTO NEWS lit THE WASHINGTON TIMES. Read AUTO fEWS In THE WASHINGTON TIMES. AND HIRING D poH It Qvl fcUTO NEWS In THE WASHINGTON TIMES.