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THE WASHINGTON TDIES; SATURDAYS SEPTEMBER 22; 1917.
DEVOTIONIOIDEAL LANGLEY SUCCEED po-c that when there was a lot of business to need attention there was no nse for chairs, and lack of busi ness required no chairs for Insplra tlon. This Is a symbol of the entire hustling organization, and Is one of the signs that pointed to their suc cess from the beginning;. CADILLAC EXPERT GIVES HINTS ON SAVING 'GAS' SHOOT 89 BULLET HOLES IN HUDSON Several years of unremitting pur suit of an Ideal in service hae Drought such a huge patronage to the Mid-City Auto Repair and Sup ply House, at 70G-S M street that this week th firm took over numbers 710 and T1S, adjoining. There Is a real romance tucked away In the success of Ed. Langley and Duke Dlvely, who head the busi ness. "When first they took their present quarters, they had well-defined ideas; as regards the tire business. Tire-. lono iircs, IU M11.U "Itj - ,. dallied ever since their beginnings, were their selection, and they have become one of the Hvest distribu ters of Dr. Haas' famous product in Washington. Knew Tire RepalrlBi;. They were mutually well acquaint ed with the erpert repair and vul canizing of tires, and their Intimate understanding of the intricacies of this Important branch of the busi ness they planned to build was a hig Impetus In the right direction. They worked to earn a reputation lor expertness, for skilled tire-re-hulldlng. And no one thing ever more thoroughly absorbed two men than this object. They experimented, for instance, with a dozen wajs to re claim castings that have suffered blowouts. They found a way which is peculiarly their own And on that method and other methods with other conditions of the tires and tubes sent them for repair, they built a reputa tion for skill unsurpassed this side of Ohio. And so they have expanded over grown their quarters until they were compelled to take their addition this week. Have All Aereuariee. A full line of the essential accessor ies has been added to their new. store. A most unusual thing about the establishment Is the fact that there Is not a stool or chair In It. Langiey explained to The Times automobile editor, who Is no enemy to seated re- China has lost her boy ruler, but she still has her Hudson It was an Important part an old Hudson 6-54 limousine plaed In the recent Chinese revolution when a re public was overthrown, a dynasty started, and that, too, put to rout all within a few weeks. The eighty nine bullet holes that Ills coach of state bears Is mute testimony to the ef forts of Gen. Chang Hsun to restore the monarchy last July. General Hsun, who owned the Hud son, led the infant Emperor's forces. Just as ho began to hope his job was a permanent one the army of the republic came back strong and put the general and tho Hudson to flight. In the battle that waged In the streets of Peking the Hudson was riddled by machine guns, and when they stopped firing Just eighty-nine bullets had found their mark. Xinc times the motor was hit, but It escaped without damage. All win dows and lights were shot out, a bullet lodged in the hub of the left hind wheel, another shot off the gaso lene gauge, and a piece of shrapnel abashed through the hood. One tire was hit. The car Is now in the Fu. Hua Motor Garage in Peking being over hauled and put In shape. HOW TO KEEP THE HOOD LOOKING BRIGHT Most Drivers Wasteful of Fuel, Says Anto Engineer. About ninety-nine drivers out of a hundred are wasteful of gasolene, ac cording to a Cadillac engineer, who cites a number of ways the fuel may be convened, both for the general good and as a matter of economy for the owner. Here they are: Carburetor adjustment is of prime im portance. A mixture that Is too rich or too lean will cause more gasolene to be used In performing a given amount of labor than a correct mixture. But don't attempt to adjust your carburetor un less you know how. Most cars have .what may be termed an economical speed. It ranges from 12 to miles per hour. When you get above that speed, the amount of gas used per mile Increases. Anticipate slowing up and stops. Close the throttle and disengage the clutch far enough ahead of the place you want to stop so that very littlo use of the brake will be necessary. Whenever you use the brakes you destroy roocientum that has required gasolene to create Accelerate gradually. It takes less gas to do that than to reach a fast gait quickly. Whenever you allow the engine to run with the car standing, you are using up gas that doesn't make any showing on your odometer. See that the brakes are properly ad- Justed. Tight brakes cause friction and friction 'takes power, and hence gaso lene, to overcome. Good lubricating oil Is also essential to gasolene economy. Flnallr. tires should be properly In flated. Soft tires drag and require more power to propel the car than tires con taining correct air pressure. It often Is disappointing to many own-' ers of new cars to have the hood finish suddenly become dull while the rest of the car retains Its bright finish. Once the hood finish has become "dead" It Is almost Impossible to bring back Its lus ter without refinishlng It. The dullness Is brought about by the action of the engine heat, but is made worse by wash ing when the hood Is hot. In order to protect the hood finish it has been found necessary by some makers to line the hood with asbestos so that the heat can not work through. The sheet asbestos used for this Is comparatively Inexpensive LARGE PRODUCTION GAIN. According to statistics recently Is sued by the United States Geological Survey, the quantity of gasolene ex tracted from natural gas during the year 1916 was 104.212,809 gallons. This was a gain of 69 per cent over the output of 1915. About half a" gal, Ion of gasolene was recovered from each 1,000 cubic feet of gas. The number of plants for extracting gas olene from natural gas Increased from 414, at the beginning of 1016. to C04 at the end of the year, a gain of 43 per cent. jMoivte Sohn. lines From a Motorist to His Wife. Lady you're more than the boon of my life. You are a pal and a friend. Lady you differ from many a wife, Many a worry vou end. When as it sometimes occurs with your car Tires go wrong, I admire Watching you show me how clever you are Whenas you're changing a tire. . Love, you are quick in your wisdom, and thought, Quick in whatever your work. Lethargy isn't the mood you were taught, Never a task that you shirk. Yet, when it waxes a quarter of eight, Nightly, you fill me with ire. Then you are certain as death to be late Whenas you're changing attire. For the lady motorist, thinker and poet, there is ample possibility for sequel in the above death-defying lyric. STEM- FLEMNG FIRM GETS AGENCY FOR BONNER TUBE Unflagging industry is nothing you'd look for in a railroad crossing attendant. EEO . Salient Features of The New Reo Six-$1385 50 HORSE POWER, Six cylinder motor cast in threes. REO DESIGNED, Reo made as are also all other nnits, including body and top. 126 INCH Wheel Base. CANTILEVER rear springs semi-elliptic front springs. FULL FLOATING rear axle also designed and made in the Reo plants. TIMKEN BEARINGS throughout. NOISELESS spiral-bevel flriving gears. REO ONE-ROD centre control. The orig inal and still -the best HYATT QUIET bearings in transmission at all points. MULTIPLE Dry-disc clutch. A grip of iron in a velvet glove. BOTH BRAKES operated by foot levers. No hand brake. CLUTCH AND SERVICE brake are in terconnected. THE SIMPLEST big car in the world to drive. BOTH BRAKES are provided with ratchet locks will hold anywhere. TWO UNIVERSAL Joints in drive shaft found elsewhere only in highest priced cars. Makers of "flimsy Sixes" consider one "good enough." TORQUE SHAFT relieves driving mech anism of road stresses. SUB FRAME carries motor and transmis sion relieving sensitive operating parts of road strains. One reason for Reo longevity. EXTRA LARGE BRAKES and both sets operating on rear hubs. Insurance for Reo owners. EXTRA LARGE and round spokes in wheels. And twelve in front as well as rear. More insurance. OVER-SIZE T1RES-34 huc4H in. Non Skid on rear wheels. Demountable rims. ONE PIECE drop forged front axle Reo made, too. Timken bearings through out. PERFECT LUBRICATION system at ev ery moving point. Positive pump feed supplemented by splash in motor. Dope cups everywhere and get-at-able. REO RADIATOR Reo designed, Reo made. Efficient and sturdy. REO-REMY Electric Starting, Lighting and Ignition system. Costs us more worth it to you. REO STEERING GEAR exclusively Reo. No back-lash self adjusting for wear. Positive. REO ROADABILITY the natural ten dency of a properly designed perfectly balanced automobile to automatically hold the road. MOTOR BEARINGS even main crank shaft bearings adjustable from the outside. Being easily and quickly done, you always do it. Result low upkeep and a silent, powerful motor. THE MOST ACCESSIBLE Six cylinder car in the world bar none. 50 PER CENT OVERSIZE in all vital parts crank-shaft, axles, driving shafts, gears, frame, wheels, tires THE REO SAFETY FACTOR is the rea son for Reo low up-keep. No other car of equal s'ze and power and passenger capacity can show maintenance cost to equal this. "Hughie Fullerton," says Milestones, of the notorious base ball prophet, "was born timid, modest and retiring." Hughie must be getting old. The following story appeared In last Sunday's Baltimore American. Not all of it is printed, there being several columns of it, and the rest Is not nearly as good as this. Bead and enjoy: Ht llrcrs has stored In his mental sane tuarr a wealth of automoM'. lore that Is possessed by few other icen In the Industry. He practically- s on band as a so-t of rod father at the btrth of the automobile, he was sponsor at Its chrlrtealox:, aad he Jans iratcbed It pass from Its swaddling clothes to healthy adolescence, and from ado'escence to a picturesque and Tlrcrous maturltr But Mr Mrers Is loath to talk of hl.-n-self wh.u this treat Industry Is on tl tapis Th pergonal equation he places with the dodo, the auk. anl tho sirn mines. He manifestly has. however no hesitancy In Slrlnc Illuminating- lnfomatlon en that one subject which lies nearest to his lieart. to wit The OTerUnd car The Intenro earnestness of the man. his rue-red ikto esty, his palpable lore of Ms proposition, are all-con-rtnctne; when'anythlnr pertatnln'r to the Overland Is mentioned lie Is -by lonr odds tho best advertisement that the Wnirs-OTcrland Company, with a'l Its In genuity and resources, has placed before the public "When was the Motor Car Company or carlzed and when did It take on tho Over land"' 1 bromM'cally atked Mr. Myers fol lowtrs: an especially eloquent flight of ora tor, on the f oreslrht of his company In se lrcilnjr the Overland from among a long list of cars and the many sterling virtues of tho former. "Now. say, old man, yon are asldnr me antipodal questions.' responded Mr. Myers In a softly modulated rolee and that make you feel-at-home manner which endears htm not only to his arsoclates. but even to cal lous, sin soaked ne-ASpaper Interviewers. "I rt'UKt answer those two Questions separately end a long way apart. Tou know, the or ganization of the Motor Car Company and the taking on of the Overland were, by no means contemporaneous.' And here Mr Myers lootted up thought fully, apparently at a rheumatic spider that seemed bent on- weaving a web cf auto sug restlons about two feet above his mega cephalous djme. Sterrett & Fleming; have Just taken the at-ency for an innovation in Inner tubes that' In a doxen tests mads re eentlr was rrored conclusively to be valuable In motor car equipment. The new tube, called the Bonner tube, practically eliminates punctures, while permitting- all the' advantazes claimed for-the pneumatic type. The tube Is made of a specially se lected rubber over a curved steel mandrel. A strip of non stretchable fabric Is vulcanised Into the tread close to Its Inner surface, and the tread side then is built. us extra thick by the laminated process. After the tube is vnlcanlzed. It is stripped from the mandrel and turned inside out. The Icrcer outside circumference thus becomes the inner circumference, and when the tube is Inflated, the thickened rubber tread is automatical ly compressed to a point where it will close instantly without loss of air pressure over any puncture of the tread. - The higher the pressure of the tube, the greater the sealing; qualltiee. There is an Inflexible guarantee by the manufacturers that If they deflate under puncture, the money of the purchaser Is refunded without ques tion. The broad (ruarantee In ques tion Is, after all, the only basis upon Portage Tires and Company ?l-23sEB-!ZBssBSHisil.lsH This is the new firm of Sanner & Berry. No one would suspect the half-portion on the left Sanner as being a mechanical engineer and owner of an assortment of fast cars. Center Is G. O. TaSrartt, newly junior member of the firm who assumes the duties and re sponsibilities of territorial sales. The sense of humor on the right la Berry, who left-the Bureau of Standards flat on Its bade to help es tablish Portage tires in Washington by carload lots. which any radical among; accessories should be sold. Under Its plan cer tain satisfaction Is assured the user. In the recent trials of the tube, holes the size of a half dollar were made through cosine and tube, and the tire lost none of its air. A SERIOUS ACCIDENT. They fell In love at first slght.- "I understand so. Ton know. Pre always considered myself fortunate that no such accident ever happened to me." Detroit Free Press. "A Dort Car," more-or less personally writes H. S. Daniels in one of those letters which any one may read because it is ad dressed to no one in particularn"is runningjbetween Los Angeles and California, day and nfgtif ." With interest at fever heat, no doubt, in both cities. Motoreroose Hey diddle diddle, The Gasoline riddle, The price jumped over the moon. The Trust was tickled 'to see such sport And the flivver teas hailed as a boon. THE TREW MOTOR CO. 1337 14th Street Main 4173 Six-Cylinder Iteo 7 Passenger Toariru? $1385 Fable of the Conscienceless Garageman Onfe upon a time there -vras a Garageman who was Honest. Honest. He had a Modest little Establishment that was built to Take Care of 55 j cars, so he could get Eighty inside without Trouble. Such was hi3 Fame i that pretty soon the Number Grew to 125. But in View of the Fact that I he had a big Alley in the Back, he never Turned Any of Them Down. They used to drive in at the front entrance and park anyv.here. At night, the Early Birds' cars were moved into the Alley, and the Late Comers saw Nothing But Room. But one of the Early Birds was put adjacent to the fact, when by accident he came back for his car on the same evening. Instead of getting sore, he slipped the Garageman a Hundred Thou sand to increase the Joint eight stories to take care of the Influx. But after the Building Grew Taller and they could Accommodate 240 cars and they were getting 400 into its Ample Confines each Nocturnal Session of Hours, 500 were clamoring for adrqission. The Additional Hun dred got the Back Alley, although they never got Hep. The new firm had to hire a Corps of Street Sweepers to Pile up the Increment that Blossomed around the Place. One night the Hero of the Hundred Thou wanted to go to the Theater. He looked for his car, but he had no trouble finding it. It was in the Alley. It had been raining sinco Five o'clock and there was not enough tarpaulins to Go Round. And so the Mortgage was Foreclosed. Moral: You can stack the cards on a gooa sport but don't pull the chair from under him. PENNSY INSTALLS MOTOR TRUCK TO SAVE TIME In order to avoid the necessity for 6toppInfr passenger trains at the company's shops, near Wilmington, Bel, to tako on and discharge mall. 1016-1917 coat 100. This yea: matter and parcels, the Pennsyhan a' will cost twice that amount. CHARGE FLAG MAKERS EXPLOIT PATRIOTISM Fiaea used by the Board of Educa tion In the various schools of the Dis trict durintr the scholastic year of they Kallroad Conpany has placed a one and one half-ton motor truck In ser vice between the offices and the shops, which are three miles apart, says the l'ower Wauon. Heretofore a number of trains, run ning between Philadelphia and Wit-mlnf-ton, had to be stopped each day to handle the mall, but the machine, which runs on a regular schedule. makes this unnecessary and saves i time for the trains. Superintendent of Schools rimrston today is golw- over scores of .-.amples of national emblems, wltti a Iew of mice tine the kind to be used here this yesr. In the meantime the exploitation of the Stars and Stripes for Illegal profit eering; was charged todar by the Fed eral Trade Commission In a formal complaint made af-alnst the As sociation of Flair Manufacturers of j America and twenty of the largest Vice is f. e. . Laming sW It nbjtct to increase without iie-tfea VSl'i'Ji' AUTOMOBILES Motorcycles and Accessories sa" j-a,frifcTfVifcBha''i, T GOLD STAXOAHD OX -VJV.Z.'UjSS ACCESSORIES National Electric Supply Co., banner makers In the country. A recent Investigation made by the Tederal Trade Commission Into the I fky-roc-kettntr cost of floss, made at the request of the Senate, led to the charges This Investigation showed that cer tain flip; n-.nkrr.", taking advantage of the growing demand for the national colors, made profits which In some in stances reached 300 per cent. Announcement! Following several years of remarkable suc cess, we have been compelled to double the size. , of our establishment. Several new machines and a larger force of skilled tire men in our tire vulcanizing and re treading department assure , a remarkable service to the motorist. Beginning today we in augurate our new plan of INSTANT TIRE REPAIR The wnile-you-wait scheme could only be made possible by experts and the newest, most modern equipment. We have long wanted to render that quick sort of service. Now we offer it to Washington motorists. .A difficult work always, we have taken the delay out of tire repair by new methods and The Most Skilled Tire Repair Experts in Washington As Always, We Will Carry a Huge Stock of TIRES Including the new Firestone supersized cord tire and supersized tubes, whose mileage is unusually long for a pneumatic tire. For Opening Week Free!! To Every Purchaser of a Tire We Will Give 10 Gallons of Gas Free. This Offer Applies To As Many Tires As a Motorist May Purchase During the Week Beginning Today. We now have a complete line of every conceivable kind of necessity for the motorist from tires to grease at the best available prices. Mid-City Auto Tire Repair and Supply House 706-8-10-12 M Street N. W. North 211