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A THE faXgfflNGTdtt .ttfittSBJ' SATURDAY; OCTOBER; '21: 191$ 5) ft I ,1 tl OBLERSAYS EVEftY.PLAYITSAFE.AOVICE r .. . , i TOKEWMOT 1NCAN AFFORD TO OWN A CAB NOW Omall Macilino 1$ Inexpensive to. Operate and Gasolene Mile-, age Averages Hlqh. . THIS, IS THE AUTO AGE jany Aspirants to Ownership of Machine Have Great Deal of "Knowledge" to Unlearn. By M. A. BAYLES, , Record Auto .Company Head. One "of the most --.tlmo-honored and shopworn superstlUonstof motordom Is that which beglni, "I can't afford' to own a car." In the past year, as never before In my experience, hava I seen Its decline In the public mind. In very short while It1 will have mado Us passing . The automobile has long since 'gradu ated from the category ,of luxury. Any man een In tho most modest of circumstances can afford to own a car. I am thinking particularly, of course, of the Saxon line. . But, generally, I believe tho rule holds also. With tho Saxon Four gasolene mileage will average thirty miles to the gallon, and with -tho. Six. mllecufo will hardly over run under sixteen orten as high as twenty-two miles, Public Is Attracted, These cars Judging from the fait that more than S25 of them have been dis posed of In this territory In tnu pant "year have been dominant In their Influ ence on the buying public modest priced big cars whoso operating expense Is low, and yeU whose efficiency Is un questionable because of their general mechanical ruggedness. In the old days of what peoplo could "afford" all cars were expensive, not merely In Initial cost, but their mainte nance cost was four or five times th of the very efficient light car of today. Even In tho best of the hlgh-prlcod cars of yesterday the constructive , strength, enduranco, and luxury were Incomparable with cats which cost about one-tenth as much today. This Is an automobile agel Often I have the opportunity for talking with a man who can, own, a car, but.ls still Imbued with iho archaic Idoa of what "an awful lot It costs." I like to do that because there Is so much for him to unlearn that Is In the way of his own comfort, conven ience, and pleasure while he owns such an Impression. Able To Afford Car. Criticising his neighbor for bujlnff an automobile does not excuse an man from securing one for himself. The average man Is qulto as well able to afford a car as the average "nelgbhor," but while he Is Ignorant of what low upkeop and repair ex pense go with tho possession of th small car of the present day he will continue to wonder how the "neigh bor" "gets by" with It. As a matter of -fact It Is not a ques tion of "getting by" In the case of the man who owns a car. Tho dosens of petty extravagances of the aver age man who does not own a car would make It possible for him to own and operate two automobiles. I ay this advisedly. It Is not an exag- feratlon of fact. If he would'att down n a quiet corner, armed with a pencil and paper, and carefully list up the number of his dispensable extrava gances and Indulgences he would find an enormous total for a year's time. If a man Is at all analytical. It doesn't take more than a few min utes to convince him that his pet urology to himself and his family "I can't afford a car" Is utterly w rong. Modern motordom does not stop at mechanical excellence and low up keep cost. Tpday It la possible to buy a car at terms which will not inconvenience one financially and the old scheme of drawing on the life savings one has accumulated Is no more. OlSTo Most Accidents, Result of Mis calculation,, Says Claude Miller, Dorf Distributer. "Play It safe." Is the advice of Claude Miller, Dort distributer, to the now motorist. , "Most accidents are the results of miscalculation on the driver's part. The Inexperienced motorist Is the fel low who usually goes In the ditch, be cause he has not acquired tho Instinct or knack of knowing Just the moment to swerve his steering wheot or ap ply his brakes. Obviously dangerous as railroad crossings are, thtro seems to be a fatal fascination In them for the new driver, Nowspaper accounts of motoring accidents on railroad cross ings are of almost dally occurrence. The story Is practically always the same the occupants killed or sorlously Injured, because .the driver miscalcu lated "If tho motorist would bear In mind that a train traveling sixty miles an hour la really moylnr about ninety feet a seoond. and that in the live seconds that It will tako him to cross tho tracks the train will have moved about two city blocks, he would not be so quick to rush his oar over ahead. But the motorist doesn't do this. He Is de ceived by the speed of the train, which does not seem to be coming so vory fast, after all-and he gets Into trouble. "And the remarkable part of It Is that these fellows who get hurt seldom have any real roaaon to be In a hurry. In...tn9!t CM they aro driving along with their families or friends 'with all the thlme In the world .to spare and yet thla fascination of beating the train overlgvts them. "If you ever get stalled on a railroad crossing," says Mlllor. "and your motor won't start, you can fall back upon your starting system to null you over. Just throw her In hlah. let the clutoh In. step on your. starter hard, and keen start In your foot saret ffht on it until vnu ira In on the other side. A dependable g system like the "Westlns:houo. Is on the Dort. Is worth while which having In a pinch like that. Aake$ Shortest Speech. UTICA. N. Y., Oct a.-Credlt the shortest speech of the 191 campaign to Henry It. Deebe eight words: "If VIOCICU, canal." I will complete the barge NEW CURTISS PLANE '. MAKES-SPEEDY RISE Zeppelin Destroyer Ascends 10,000 Feet in Ten Minutes. A Zeppelin qestroyer was tested on Oc tober Jl ht the Curtlss Aeroplane Com pany's ,ylng grounds fn Buffalo, N. Y. Victor Carlstrom, thd long-distance rec ord holder, was the pilot and tested the aeroplane under all conditions, remain ing In tho nlr for, more than ap hour and landing with eaae."" ' The aeroplane Is a tractor trlplano. and was developed In answer to the, demand for an aeroplane which forild 'leave th ground overtake and destroy a raiding Zeppolln. The now- machine mado a max imum speed of 120 miles an Hour ana throttled down until It made forty-flvo miles an hour. This Is probably the greatest difference botween the high and low speeds of any machine now in use. Both the British Bopwlth .and the Preneh Nlcunart mirault machines makrt about the same high speed, but cannot be throttled down to much less than slxty-nve to Boventy mllas an hour, thus making It difficult to land without breakage. ' Tne cnifr reature or tne new inpiane model is Us ability to climb. On Sunday It ascended 10.000 feet in ten minutes, or Ht the rate of 1.000 feet a minute. It left the ground after a very short run and rtlmtwtri nt n nfflo nr.F th Vertical ,u.u ... t.. .il. .... M..t.i..... .. . this w.i. ... I Thn. (n FIRE HOSE CO, SETS j MOTOR SPEED IRK Liberty Driver in' Olds Chassis Makes Run and Lays Line in 43 Second. Qldsmoblle chassis with .a special body, made the quarter-mile run In twenty seconds, and then Connected with the hydrant, laid tho hose and -attached the nossle in twenty-three seconds, which they think Is quite a mark for other companies to shoot at. The rules under which the liberty company contested provided for throe full turn when attaching th hose to the hydrant and when attaching the MOTOR TRUCK USED TO REPLACE TRACTOR ' Problem of Long, Heavy Hauls Solved. NEW YOIlK Oct, 18,-Champlons are made and unmade In a, day, but one has now arisen whoio record should stand ! ror many years. ' Driving a motor fire wagon a quarter mllo, stopping, connecting with a hy drant, laying ISO feet of hose and con necting a nossle to It, all In forty-three soconds, Is quite an achievement far any fire department. The Liberty hose company, of Keyport, N. J made this record recently when they won the State championship, competing against many other companies from various parts of Now Jersey. Firemen from every part of the Unl--ted States have sent congratulations to the Liberty company, because they realise what a remarkable performance developed Big Decrease Reported in Apples Held in Stora'ge The first repqrt of the office of mar kets and rural organisation. Deport ment of Agriculture, on the cold stor age of apples for this season, shows 80,117 barrels and 1.0C2.C64 boxes In SM storages qn October 15. The total hold ings reported by 74 storages was the rnulvalnnt of 1.0GC.&39 barrels, as com pared with 2,035.867 barrels on October 15. 1915, a decrease of 17.8 per cent; 323 Ktorages have In their rooms 21.8 per cent or tne amount tney ncia on urcom ber 1 last. America's Lumber To Rebuild Europe America will be called upon to fur nish the lumber to rebuild Europe, ac cording to a prediction of Dr. Edward Uwlng Pratt, chief of the Bureau of foreign and Domestic Commerce. "If the war should end In December, which is unlikely," he stated In an address at Portland, Ore., "and lum ber Imports Into Europe should. In the meantime, show no Increase, lhere will be at the close of 1918 an esti mated deficit In the normal European lumber supplies of some 1400,000,000." Tho, company chauffeur, driving an The nroblem of1 Ions, heavy hauls in big paving operations has been solved! In" a striking way by Ilanlon & Okes, j prominent contractors or. tne miaaio West with offices in Minneapolis, Minn., and Hloux City, Iowa. They found their solution In the performance of a big, two-ton motor truck with power on all four wheels. And what they have been doing with It has attracted country wide attention and comment. The Quad la not being used for ordi nary trucking purposes. Instead, it is being used as a tractor to tow from eight to twelve Koppel truoks on a narrow-gauge railway, each trailer be ing heaped up to hold a yard and a half of stone or sand, he truck itself strad dles the miniature tracks. After auocessful experiments Hani on & Okes, who built the Minneapolis speedway, found in the Jeffery all 'lie requisites of an Improvised locomotive. MODEL w FOUR-NINETY" V.03. Flint, Mich. 49(oo Touring Car or Roadster With electric lights and starter, mohair tailored top and top cover. 30x3$ inch tires all around , CHEVROLET MOTOR COMPANY Retail Branch 1218 Connecticut Avenue Salesrooms, N. 2415. Service Station, E879. Foot Tire Pump Makes Inflation on Road Easy A flat tire on the road has no terrors for the owner of a Twombly foot tire pump. A woman can (Inflate the largest tire easily without tlie back-breaking drudg ery of hand pumping. The secrefof Its ease of operation is the great leverage Attained by Its newly invented construc tion. Durably made of steel and brass, the tire sumt) has no complicated mechan ism. While more powerful. It Is claim- ea, than otner pumps, it occupies less space In the tool box. The distributer of this pump Is the Federal Auto Equipment Co., 1021 Four teenth street. Y. M. C. A. Membership Committee Banquets "Washington is one of the best cen ters In the world for work .among sol diers," declared William Knowles Cooper, general secretary of the Y. M. C. A., at a 'dinner of the membership oommlttee of the association last nlKht. Clifford L. Johnson, service director, reported a gain In membership from t, 733 registered lost April to 3,032 members In September. A building for colored students at Howard University was urged ,on the ground that it would help make the members race leaders. Armstrong Night School Courses Are Announced The regular first year day high school subjects are to be offered In several new courses at tne Armstrong Manual Training School during the eomlnir night school term, it was an nounced today by It. I. Vaughn, acting principal or. tne scnooi. Mathematlos, history, English, and languages are to be added to the nlffht school curriculum. Instruction for janitors in engineer ing will be Riven In the nlant of the school, which, it Is stated, la one of tne nest equipped in tne city. Army and Navy Union Takes in Militiaman The first step In the mustering Into the Army and Navy Union of tho United States the 200,000 or more nai ttonal guardsman who have seen ser vice on the Mexican bordor, was begun Inst night at a meeting of the den. Leonard Wood garrison. Army and N'avy Union. William J. Drurv. of CompAny II, District national guard It'i Here A Favorite on First Sight See It at Our Showrooms IT HnS THE MMZK Velie Biltwel Six IS HERE! More Power1 More Beauty than ever. Long, graceful body. Deep, luxurious up holstery. Special Continental motor Timken axles front and rear TimJcen bearings all around multiple dry disc clutch longunderslung springs Remy automatic ignition push-button starter. Come and see the new 1917 models. They are in Washington today. Ride in them. Judge for yourself. You will marvel at the low price. BIGHT BODY STYLES Model 28, five-passenger Touring, $1085; four-passenger Companionable Roadster (original and exceptionally smart type), $1085; two-passenger Roadster, $1065. Enclosed bodies, exclusively designed: Cabriolet, $1485; Touring Sedan, $1685; four-passenger Sociable Coupe, $1750; Town Car, $2200. Wire Wheels, $70 extra. UNGERER MOTOR CO., INC. DISTRIBUTORS VELIE MOTOR CARS North 621 1136 Connecticut Ave. $wm srL s7 3 uL I yw ii-Ttr- i - m-s f R T jv. ' " ' - - -T" fylrV aL'"?. K 'ff II 4l Tsar . X.J& ah j - - v- -"ivi k m SW-'tK, tMl ' ; i" "i ' i ii rrrrrm J Dodge Brothers MOTORCAR In Mexico and on the Amer ican border it has distin guished itself in government service. ' . it'. Its satisfactory performance under .conditions of unusual hardship is now a matter of authentic record. fl will pay ou to vltlt and eramlns tM-oer. JiT" The sasollne consumption Is unusually loir. " j?!"'!'!" Tho tire mlleare Is uauauslly burn. " IIPjsV Th price' of the Touring- Car or Itoadstep complete- I T" ' Is 785 (f. o. b. Detroit) ' HHBSsja, mWm W Ms! Htt BBHHHMBnsMnOsMliMfasV JL Wl hiajripHHHHsHBHHHHisHHM SEMMES MOTOR COMPANY, 1132-34 Connecticut Ave. ty. W North 4107 SAXON SIX A BIG TOURING CAR FOR 5 PEOPLE ?: TfOC E5r TT $3 K"tf iV v n par; "i The Smoothest Running Car It can be fairly said that Saxon "Six" is the smoothest, quietest, most flexible car in the field. To dispute this would be to ques tion facts. With a 2 in. crankshaft and a score df detailed refinements in the motor, vibration and friction have been practically dispelled. And with these gone the life of the motor is largely lengthened. In fact, now, running with full load, Saxon "Six" has the stamina to stand up twice as long as the best known "four" in its class also running under full load.. In other phases of perform ance, too, this absence of vibration helps. It makes gear shifting a thing of the past save in rare cases. Saxon "Six" is 815 f. o. b. Detroit. Let us give a demonstration to show how supple and able a performer this new series Saxon is. Call Main 23 RECORD AUTO COMPANY, 631 Mass. Ave. N. W. gBU SJsKiU MVr ':?&& Errrr mrrwrnj-TT- t --n( - - -r -- r-r ; 1 , r J PF J2MLLtttml ft "JtSsssssssflK203 A r!j2slsassssssssHrGsHi M-Mj o a -IL...-tt.i ,' .-Vf jWt ' .'AXi D VRvsj--VWx:rJ '"AiJissflslsHK'' fisHssKrPlissFsR -XsF pHHHHWgsttlHri 3S&mjW yF Automobiles i I EMERSON & ORME P 1620-1626 M Street Phone N. 8780 g x District of Columbia Distributors Times Want Ads Brings Results ra into me oiganixauon.