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THE WASHINGTON TIMES,' SATURDAY. APRIL 7,' 1917.
WEEKLY COMMENT OF THE RADIATOR rrank Discussion of Motor Matters by The Times Auto mobile Editor. l By SIOXTE TV. SOUK. Bill Ullman, chief of commentation, the American Motorist, arises with the remark that "New York's decree that any person found eullty of driv ing an automobile while Intoxicated will be sentenced to a year In the penitentiary and a fine of 1500 errs only on the side of leniency . . . It should be five years in- the peni tentiary and J5 fine." To which we add, by the same token, Mr. Ullman errs only on the aide of leniency. In the old days, when some par ticularly dangerous pest ramped pes tilentially over Ideals and decency we used to say, "hanging's too good for him." But you can't hang a man for be ing a fool. You have either of two choices. On the one hand, you have a Col lege for the Feeble-Minded. L The other hand belongs to the arm of the law, ana alter an, nowc.or gutta percha the statutes may be, we must work through the city fathers or the Federal grandfathers. Some Cases In Faint. Two years ago we were Invited to take a trip fifty miles out of New York. We refrained because it was an Inconvenient time. Two genUe men made the trip together. They went in for the quince 0 indoor sports en route. On the way back, one of them, who had suffered hlm eelf to indulge an ultra-Jovial quan tity of bottled merriment, nudged the other In a pair of ticklish ribs. The car shot across the road and turned turtle. One of the gentlemen died. The other retains a tormenting rec ollection. In Philadelphia in February, 1916, & young man. driving a party of young men and women, amused them by skidding his car. The .streets were wet after a heavy rain, and their surface lent themselves perfecUy to this sport. The young driver, under the sport ing influence of some "good" Scotch, brought shrieks tot delight from the feminine members of the party by driving madly along the street and then suddenly releasing his clutch and slamming on his brakes. The pinning was highly amusing to his guests, and since It was long after midnight the traffic cops were scarce. It was a messenger boy, on a bicycle. The skidding car first swept him off his wheel and then went over him. From these and there are fet least six or nineteen more Instances of the derogatory Influence of John B. on the motor car driver1 we Imply, In ferentlally, our agreement with New York, Bill Ullman, and the second paragraph. The weird part of the bibulous bird who flirts with fate Is that be isn't hep. We have met him in various places, and Invariably his argument Is the same. "When I get a couple of drinks, I drive better'n when I'm sober. I dunno, ... makes me more care ful ... sharpens m'wlts." Because Brain Quits Jobf And when a man has wrapped him self around fifteen or eighteen high balls, why is It that be wabbles at ti lrni ! tt.na fn1fln1t? Ta It ( because his brain the chief dls patchers office of the whole body has quit on the Job? When we menUoned fifteen or Ighteen highballs we were speaking about the average drinker. We ad mit the existence of folks who can hit harder than this. The brain unquestionably suffers first. But even the beoxe-flghtlng automobile driver knows this old Joke of the anti quated family doctor ... so why preach. Neither beefing nor teaching has any effect on this bird. You're got to be rough with him. The District becomes Quakerly prim In liquid amusements after November 1 but Maryland is Just across the street, and the driver who travels with a com bination carburetor for alcohol and gasolene will continue along the same distorted trail. And we, for one, believe revocation of license, fine, imprisonment and proper posting ought to be the punishment. When we say "posting." we refer to a physical rebuke: The -".hipping post. "Test the battery with your hydro meter and be sure that you start the season with It In good condition." ad vises Motor Life But, it adds. "It prob ably Kill require the attention of the service station expert." In other ords. be sure you're right, then go ahead . but. after ha Ing made sure jou are right. Inquire. "R r-r-r-r r-r-r! You know that rhythmical hum indicating eager power and civet smoothness . . . " carols an advertisement of Rayfleld carburetor'. We have heard that sound but It didn't come from velvet smoothness, and we hope it didn't come from a Bayfield carburetor. To us. that sound was astonishingly like a clamor of omplaint. "Many people associate camping with sleepless nights battling with mosquitoes on the damp, hard ground," begins a circular in Ilmou sine tents from the Wlttman Manu facturing Company. What don't understand Is, where 2&t. Wlttman got our name. Automobile Owners Pon't pass this one up. Just out. AUTO C L,U TCH LOCK. Fits any car. Complete, $1.50 C. E. GREEN, PO MnnTT BaHdlng. Main 4042 , n.i 1. i.rwiii-.-.-n-.-.-.-.-i .-u.-.-. .-.-.- i-.-.-i r AUTOMOBILES Motorcycles and Accessories I ACCESSORIES National Electric Supply Co., mm Ttn x. y. am. jl PLAN UNDERGROUND GARAGE Chicago Motorists Seek Larger Parking Space. CHICAGO, April 7. In view of the problem m6torlsts will face when the new downtown antl-Darklng ordinance goes Into effect, there has been a dis tinct revival of the prospect for an un derground public garage In Grant Park, which Is on the lake front Just off the congested district. W. O. Duntley, president of the vChlcago Pneumatic Tool Company, Is one of the strong supporters of the plan, as Is Judge Sabath, formerly of the speeder's court. A definite location of an area large enough to take care of all machines used downtown for years to come, has been pointed out. EASY ACCESSIBILITY FEATURE OF MOTOK Jennings Sales Corporation Showing Twelve-Cylinder Product of Decided Class. Easy and complete accessibility to all working parts of the motor is one of the 'marked features of the new Hal twelve, at the Jennings Motor Sales Corporation. Each cylinder block of the twelve-cylinder motor has a nickel pressed steel cover, which entirely protects the rocker arms and other working parts from dust and dirt. These covers may be readily removed for adjustment of tappets. ' The carburetor la set In the GO de gree angle between the two sets of six cylinders with the exhaust pipes on the outside of each block. This en ables the workman to get at the work ing parts of the motor to adjust the valves while the , motor Is warm. Having the exhaust pipes In this po sition makes for most accurate valve adjustment, as valve action, to be ef ficient, must be gauged when the mo tor Is warm. Clutch and transmission housings are bolted dlrecUy to the motor, mak ing a unit power plant which Is stanchly supported on a three-point suspension. The valve camshaft Is directly above the crankshaft and Is actuated by spiral gears. The side by side form of connecting rod construction Is used, and the bearings are fitted with shims of the usual type, rendering adjustment a simple matter. The semi-elliptic front and rear springs are of ample dimensions to Insure easy riding, and the latter are underslung and flat under load. They are made from chrome vanadium steel. Stewart vacuum system and power tire pump operated from the trans mission gears and an actuating key which throws the gears Into mesh conveniently located In the flood front of the driver's seat, are other fea tures. Touring car bodies are of wood and steel construction, with accommoda tions for seven passengers. The aux iliary seats for extra passengers are of comfortable design. Upholstery is of high grade, hand bdffed leather. The roadster Is of two-passenger type with extra wide seat and lug gage compartment which will hold two suit cases The standard body Is In medium dark blue with white stripe. MOTHERS-TEAtHERS TO MEET. An Important feature of the con vention of parent-teacher associations and the National Congress of Moth ers, in this city, April 21 to May 2. will be a child welfare exhibit, un der the auspices of the District of Columbia State Branch. Educational motion pictures, giving Instructions for mothers, will be shown. The executive board of the District Con gress of Mothers and Parent-Teacher Associations will meet at the Raleigh Hotel at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning. Ol Hupfgmabile itftoy J Proving Its Power By Performance THE four-cylinder Hupmobile stakes its claim to your first consideration on its power. And it proves its power by performance. All over the -country it is winning new friends winning them away from cars with more cylinders by reason of what it does. Right here at home it is proving that four cylinders are enough for anything you want an automobile to do if the "four" is the Hupmobile. On hills, in sand or mud, in quick pick-up and fast get-away in all high gear work the Hupmobile welcomes comparative dem onstration with sixes and eights or other fours. Its motor represents practically a new type a motor capable of developing 70 to 80 horsepower if the engineers would permit it to do so. Power that is turned into pulling power, not into excessive speed. The Hupmobile will prove its power and its performance for you any time. Flie-pantrnger Touring Car, J12S3; Roadster, $12.') ; Seven-pantenger Touring Car, 11410; Year-'Itound Touring Car, flS5; Venr-'Round Coupe, JH"0. Ftve-paatenger Sedan, J17I5; Prices F. O. B. Detroit. D. B. GISH, Inc. 1529 M Street Wwi .. fwsflj COMPANY RETAINS OLD-TIME TESTERS National Factory Still Uses "Motorized Cowboys" and "Broncho Busters." Through the adoption of a quantity production policy by the majority of manufacturers and the substitution of marvelous automatic machines for workmen, the automobile Industry has lost many of the picturesque fea tures that were once a part of its unwritten romance. In most motor car plants, for ex ample, the rough-riding, speed-loving, grease-covered tester has surrender ed to the dynamometer, and no longer does he pound a stripped chassis over the road while perchsd precariously on the gasolene tank. Very restricted" indeed Is the frontier of "the motor ized cowboy," once a familiar figure on the streets of Detroit, Indianapolis, Cleveland, and other automobile manufacturing centers. Net Entirely Extinct. The tester, however, is not entirely extinct. A group of them have been retained by the National Motor Car Company of .Indianapolis. They put the final O. K. on all twelve-cylinder cars after putting them through their, leisurely paces on the boulevards and making several fast laps on the IIoos ler speedway. At the completion of this test the car Is ready to be shipped and sold as soon as It Is washed and polished and new tires substituted for the testing tires; as a result of this test, the car Is guaranteed ta run the second It Is delivered to the customer. The company also has Its "broncho busters." a few drivers who do noth ing else the year round except pilot the experimental models to discover faults that must be corrected or test features of design and construction that have been perfected. Some Picturesque Characters. They are on the road winter and summer, when the highways are blanketed with snow or almost hub deep with mud. They speed across Indiana and Ohio into Pennsylvania to put their cars to the acid test on the Unlontown hill, a favorite testing ground with several automobile com panies because of the variety of Its grades. Day after day, they mo notonously circle the Indianapolis speedway, pounding over the brick surface in countless wearing and weakening vibrations. With - Johnny Altken, the race driver, in the experimental depart ment using testers on Us twelves, and turning over the experimental cars to these broncho-busters of motordom, the National Company contributes several picturesque characters to an Industry that Is gradually becoming less human and more prosaic with every year. SOCIALISTS PROTEST Julian Pierce Represent District In Convention Opposed to War. Bearing the protest of the Socialist party of the District that the work ing people of the United States have no auarrel with the working people J of Germany, Julian Pierce, district secretary ana ziauonai councilman, left yesterday for St. Louis, where a convention of Socialist leaders opens today. Pierce Is Instructed to vote for a reiteration of the policy laid down by the International Socialist con gresses that Socialists should Inter vene In case of war to bring about Its speedy termination and to make use of economic and political con ditions created by the war to ad vance the Interest of working people. The convention will decide the stand to be taken by Socialists of the country In the war. North 331 m ARRESTED AS AUTO THIEF Prisoner Says He It Private In Med ical Corps. A few hours after Joseph A. Sou der, 1612 Montello avenue northeast, had reported his automobile was stolen from Ninth and M streets southeast last night. Central Office Detective Sweeney recovered the ma chine at Richie, Md and arrested a man who gave his name as Preston Wilson. He Is eighteen years old, and said he was a private In the Medical Corps of the army, stationed at Wal ter Heed Hospital. The machine of W. B. Hlbbs, broker, which was taken from In front of the Hlbbs building In Fifteenth street northwest yesterday afternoon, also was recovered last night. The car of Mrs. G. P. Howell, taken from In front of Fontlnet Courts northwest Thursday night. Is still missing. OFFERS SCHOOL TO U. S. Catholic University Placed at Serv ice of Government. Bishop Thomas J. Shahan, rector of Catholic University, has offered to the Government -e buildings, plant, and grounds of the school for use In case of war necessity. Bishop Shahan has received a reply from President Wilson thanking him for the offer. ' A large number of the students and alumni of the university have of fered their services, as well aa some of the instructors. For some time the young men have been receiving Instructions In regular military drill on the campus. TAKE KNITTING TO 8ENATE. While Vice President Marshall sign ed the war resolution yesterday, and the Senate went on with the solemn business before " young ladles set a new fasnlon for the upper nouse Dy knitting socks for soIdlers. Miss Elsie Calder, daughter of the Senator from New Tork. and Miss Sarah Murphy, of Brooklyn, her house guest, were the knitters. They were hailed as the advance guard of the knitters' brigade. Service Station 625 G St. N. W. AVIATION PORTFOLIO ' PROPOSED IN BILL Measure Creating Department of Aeronautics Introduced by New York Congressman. Congressman Hulbert of New Tork today Introduced a bill creating a Department of Aeronautics and giv ing its secretary a portfolio In the President's Cabinet. The bill was referred to the House Military Committee. Chairman Dent promised to appoint a subcommittee at once to consider the meAsure. All funds available for army and navy aeronautics, plus an addltonal $1,000,000, are to be turned over at once for establishment of the pro posed new Executive' Department, which will take over all army and navy property and personnel pertain ing to aeronautics.. Seven bureaus would operate under the "Secretary of Aeronautics," as follows: Land Operations, Naval Operations, Radio Communications, Construction, Aeronautic Research, Motor Power, and Personnel and Accounts. Each bureau chief would receive 15,000 a year and the assistant secre. tary S3,000. AVIATORS OFFER 8ERVICES. The enUre aviation class .of Cornell University, with a membership of twenty-five young men, came to Wash ington a few days ago to offer the serv ices of the class members to the Govern ment The men wished to go In tho army as a Cornel unit The War De partment told them they would have to apply Individually through the usual channels. 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