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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, 'SATURDAY,- OCTOBER 20. 1917.
IE ABUSES SET FORTH BY DEALER Til warn nimi "How can I care for a truck tire" One seldom hears this question from truck owner or driver these days, according to R. S. Wilson, manager truck tire department, the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company "To hosts of truck drivers," says Wilson, "solid tires are apparent! nothing; more than chunks of rubber fastened to the wheels what can hurt themT They w ill wear out In course of time anyway, so why both er to look after them' Look So SturVy. m "These big; tires look so sturdy ana rugged that they do not appear to need any special care. But ideas like this hare cost the motor truck tire users of the- country a last sum of money In the aggregate. The sever ity of the performance demanded of a non-pneumatic truck tire usually more than makes up for Its lack of delicacy so that reasonable care with a truck tire Is just as essential as with an automobile tire. "Overloading is one of the great abuses visited upon truck tires. In many cases overloading Is inten tional, but in the majority of Instan ces the practice is carried on un knowingly or carelessly. But the re suit Is the same In either cast. The overstrain soon breaks down the tire before its appointed time. All Haave Limitations. "The sturdiest machine, of what ever character, has its limitations. A flywheel can run Just so fast and no faster. It has a critical speed, which. If exceeded will tear it to pieces. A locomotive can pull Just so much and no more. A crane will lift only so much and no more. "Likewise a solid truck tire will en dure a certain strain and not a bit more When rubber is compressed to a certain point, its compressibility ceases, and any pressure beyond that point causes the rubber particles to crack and separate from each other, and the tire Is weakened so that It imisasasM ses.ssii.i SaXiIN trenthiiSa,vi IMMEDIATE DELIVERIES We hare some excellent Virginia and Maryland territory open for live dealers. HENDERSON MOTOR CAR CO. iJ'ESItOOM SERVICE STATION 932 Fourteenth 1428 Church St Paone M 8ST Phone Franklin 3311 SWdand B Oix $990g Wflr BLANKETS 'jfal '"'"" " inffl'IW facia 1 1 mmmmvr Now Is the Cold weather plays the deuce with starting and lighting sjstems on most cars unless they are equipped with Eveready Batteries. The only reliable Storage Battery that sulpbatum cannot ruin. Sold with a liberal written guarantee back of them. HMtt itEsppixmm lsoo becomes more susceptible to common injuries Tho life Is crushed out of the tire and it necr resumes Its former resilience. Overloading Dut One Abuse. "Overloading, of course. Is only one of the abuse.8 to which truck tires are commonly subjected, but it is the most prevalent, and this Is why we are emphasizing care In loading trucks onl) to recommended capacity Overloading Is bound to Increase the j cost of operation greatlj, and while the tires are wearing away abnorm ally, the truck. Itself is depreciating at an unreasonable rate So for ad lce, based on experience is If ou must oerload your truck, equip It with oversize tires when your old ones wear out Thc will be far more economical In the end ' FOR EARL! 1918 That the magnitude of the two great national automobile shows of 1918, to be held in New York and Chicago this winter, will be In keep Ing with the remarkable strides of the Industry Is evidenced by the large number of car exhibitors who were allotted space for the exhlbl tlons. The drawing was held on Oc tober 4 at a general meeting of the National Automobile Chamber of Commerce, in New York, with more than 100 companies represented. I The number of exhibitors for both cars and accessories is greater than for any previous show, and all the space on the four floors of Grand Central Palace and the Chicago ex hibition buildings will be filled to overflowing. The New York show will be held the week of January -C to li, and the Chicago show from January 20 to February 2. The exhibitions will be devoted ex clusively to passenger-carrying cars designed for private use. while the accessory division will offer the hun dreds of parts and accessories that go to make up the modern motor car and the conveniences and comforts of those who drive and ride In them. Cars establish wonderful records for low cost of up keep. Saxon Six in 3 models. Chummy Roadster $935 Touring Car $935 Sedan . . $1395 Prtees f. b. raetol7 Saxon four-cylinder Road ster, electric lights and starter, $395.00. NATIONAL AUTO The Oakland Model S$ is not an experiment, hut a known quantity the product of time tested experience and actual road service. It is a continua tion and improvement upon the Oakland Model 32f which is be ing used today by more than 25,000 satisfied owners. 1022 Connecticut Ave. Cold-Defying Auto Blankets For winter driving you'll need a big warm auto robe or blanket. Better get it now and be prepared. It's not a bit too soon to be thinking about your personal comfort. We have recently received a beautiful line of novel, all wool Indian Blankets and Robes of generous size and extra heavy weight. Shown in the Apache, Sioux, Yuma, and Yakima patterns. Prices Are Very Reasonable From $7.50 up to $12.50 Time to Equip Your Car With mm mf - so'JavnoRK AUM6000 Four Passenger Murray Tourist Now in ssssssssssssssssssssssssssBssssssssssssssssssssstH KnS4SBMKKEmK&3Ba&m3KKEBBr sssssssssssssssBI sssssssrsssssssssssssssssssssissssssssssssssBsssssssssRs ISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSB BBBBBBBLBBBBBBBBBBHBBBBBBBBLHBBM,,rLr 4 if!1 .-m9V9toF9$dSOUtlKKNKI&l& . 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The Mur ray's rennemeits include dashboard motometer, electric lights on all CANNONBALL BAKER MURRAY AC SETS NEW RECORDS MOTORCYCLE In an attempt to set a new time between New York and Los Angeles, CaL, Erwln G. ("CannonballM) Baker, on his Indian motorcycle, put up new records between the Metropolis and Albuquerque, N. M. He rode from New Tork to Indianapolis, 802 miles. In 22 hours 20 minutes, averaging-30 miles per hour for the entire .dis tance. This is far In excess of'be tlme made by any other motor vehicle, and is only bettered by some of the fastest limited trains. From Indianapolis to Kansls City Baker raised his average speed to 36 69 miles per hour, in spite of a de lay of four hours, two of which were devoted to resting At Dodge City, Kan, he had covered 1.TT1 .miles in 2 days 0 hours 24 minutes elapsed time. Running into Albuquerque, N. XL. Baker had been out of New Tork 3 days 10 hours, and had covered 2.230 miles, averaging 24 57 miles per hour, elapsed time. lie had averaged 590 '4 miles per day to this point, his long est dally mileage being GS5 Baker was keeping up this fast pace across Arizona when a 'sMd on a bad piece of road caustd him to fall and tear a number of ligaments In his ankle This accident, which happened near Williams, Ariz neces sitated his abandoning his trip, al though he had onl 41 miles to go to reach Los Angeles He was thirty six hours ahead of the previous motorccle record held by A T Bedell at the time of the accident. The start was made at New Tork on September 20 at midnight and was forced to abandon at Williams, Ariz., on September 2H He had covered 2.755 miles In all HOME DISTRICT DEVELOPING. Princeton Heights, at Georgia ave nue and Otis streets northwest. Is rapidly forging ahead as one of the foremost residential districts in the Capital. The development of the property has been steadily carried on by L E Breunninger & Sons, nho have been building model homes in the section. Eighteen of the new houses recently completed by them have been sold In the last week VIri2EADv Storage Batteries IE PLACED WITH NEW LOCALDiSTRIBU T The new2Iurray agency, located at 12 Connecticut, avenue, is to be known as the Wandeyne Company. E. S. Deuth, who heads the firm, has extensive .Interests la, Pennsylvania, be ing a filament metals - producer and president of a huge-etectrfer lamp con cern. . . vtj ! OVA ffi lrtt..MJtlB, .. I. "- " -; ureas ,j.,cm " ututii of his time will- necsssaHlywke devoted to them, the' responslbUltylor' his auto mobile agency resume largely upon the shoulders of Forrest J.-Wilcox, his sales manager. " Wilcox needs no Introduction to motordom. Every motorist of more than la few ) ears' standing'recalls'Forry Wll cox. whose records for: dirt track dm Ing sUU-stand Ipthrej.asnnalx-It. was hiwho whipped -Dirt row and Theo bald decisively In their clashes of five or six years ago when those two cleaned up among dirt track performers. Until Wilcox. lth his husky 'Mercedes entry of the German Import Company ap peared these two ba.cT out generald all the dirt track experts of the country by their team work. In their last match Wilcox, on the old Olympic Park track, established a dirt track record of .3)5 for the1 .half mile In the classic etent, traveling 'the last three quarters of a mile with three tires and a nude rim. He knows automobiles. He was Eastern salesmanager at New Tork for the Saxon Motor Car Company for two years previous to his association with the Murray agency, and when Deuth planned his Washington agency, it was Wilcox he anted and got. Harold Slmester. WIIcox'j assistant, was lth Rolls Itoyce. beluir sales man ager for that firm In New York for the past H.e ears That those who want special design of body or innovations of appointment In the Murray, will get exactly what they want. Is unquestlon able. Slmester, besides his manage ment of sales for Rolls, was in charge of body planning and building. Previous to coming to America, Slme ster was six ears In charge of the Rolls testing plant In England, and the latter two of those J cars was director of design. For the Murraj ItsMf. there Is much to be said It has an eight c Under V shape engine with Winders cast In fours, of the best semi-steel. Body colors are optional Through out the Murraj, stock models contain hand buffed, first quality leather, trim style being of the plaited order. jlear fenders are mounted directly against wheel house of the body, and so fastened with lag screws as to as sure permanent freedom from play. Aisle-way between the front and rear seats may be had on request From the radiator with Its genu Ine honeycomb cellular construction and Jacket of solid German silver, 'through the 12 Inch ciont)pe fen tiers, and back to the beautiful rear assembly, the car holds a definite charm Engine bore is 31 Inches, and stroke is 3 Inches A L. A. M. rating is 33.8 h p Brake test shows 75 li. p and maximum speed Is -ninety miles per hour, although the stock guarantee Is eight. That the car) can achieve this was demonstrated re i cently at the Unlontown races j Carburetlon Is bv a sneclallv de l veloped type of Duplex Benlth car- J buretor Dixie Magneto supplies Ig nition, snd starting and lighting ays terns are Westlnghouse AH valves and cylinders are cooled continuously and efficiently by ample water passages fed from a double pump and huge radiator Entering at the lowest point the water emerges directly over each exhaust vahe Special attention Is ghen at the fac tory to the machining of cylinders and their seasoning before grinding OH Is delliered from the bottom of the oil pan bj a positive gear driven pump through a passage ex tending lengthwise of the case to the crankshaft main bearings under ' a pressure of from 10 to 50 pound earning with the speed of the motor i From the main bearings It Is then , forced through the hollow crank shaft to each connecting" rod hearing. Th'n through a tube connecting rod to wrist pin bearings and cylinder walls An 611 passage In the case Is also connected with the three cam shaft 'sides of the motor for night inspection, a glare-proof spotlight, gear driven fan, motor driven tire pump, direct -driven generator, and ex tra rim. AUTOMOBILE SALON SET F0RNEWY0RICJAN.2 Similar Display Schemed for Chi cago Jan. 26-Feb. 2. As usual the automobile salon will be held In the grand ball room of the Astor, New Tork, from January -2 to 9 Inclusive, and In the Elizabethan room or the Congress Hotel. Chicago, from January 26 to February 2. in clusive. Announcement to .this effect was made after the annual meeting of the directors held at the New York office of the Automobile Salon, New York, this week. The following officers were elected: B. Tascarls, De Dion Bouton, president Thomas E. Adams, Lancia,, and Leon Rubay, of the Ru bay JCqmpinr. vice presidents: Robert W. Schuette, Rolls-Boce, secretary treasurer. Space has already been taken for exhibits of the following makes of high grade motor cars: Rolls-Royce, White, Lancia. Locomobile, Simplex, Rrewster, Daniels. Fergus, Murray. Cunningham, and Riddle. Rrewster. Rnbay-and 'Brooks-Ostruk- have 'also taken space for body exhibits Sev eral additions to this list are as sured, as well as a selected number! of high grade tires and accessories, Olympian Handsome lines but more than that an engine that is wealthy in power. ' A power that gives you all you need in speed and hill climbing ability. But a power that costs you little in fuel. Eighteen miles to the gallon is average. Many users get much more. i And its low exuense tor maintenance includes Few are the hours it will spend in the shop. The Olympian is a car for all uses, all conditions, and for all time. WILLIAM D. BROWN Eighteenth -id Connecticut Avenue North 2094 Ol.tMPM. MOTOKS COWIMM, TOMItC. MRIIM.tN Washington TINY WIRE RECORDS TIME IN BIG AUTO RACES It Is doubtful If In the excitement of watching a big auto race, where numan lire ana small rortunes in prize money are at stake every. minute, with the cars going around the track to the accompaniment of reverberating exhaust spitting forth fire and smoke, the layman in the grandstand has any appreciation of the ceaseless e'fforts In the press stand, across the track, to furnish him with absolutely accurate detailed records of the event In progress. At Intervals throughout the race he Is Informed as to what cara are leading, the time of the lace to that point, the rate ot speed, the number of laps made, etc The operation Is this: Whenever a car passes over the wire a "break Is made In the electric current, and fhla nti th Hmlnr H.vl- tn r. j cord the time of crossing. A strik ing arm Imprints the exact time on a strip of paper which passes through the machine. Th(s paper Is auto- Tmstrrtiltv ais-lf f-T"fnrwiir-I to -r-.lv the next Impression. The- machine I recovers from each operation quickly! enough to permit the registration of two cars passing over the wire wlth- In Ave hundredths of a second of each other. An assistant calls out the number of each ear as It passes, and the official timer marks this number op- ; posit e the time recorded bytthe ma chine. The scorers also record these numbers as they are called out, with small counting- machines, and are able to telt the exact number of lags. each car has completed at any stage of the race. Hardly less Important than the Um-' lng and scoring, but more apparent to the crowds In the grandstand, la the pit service rendered to each car. In the Held of racers. Across from the grandstand is t series of conf partments, each fronting on the track,' commonly knows, as pita. The pit attendants keep a record of DddgeBrothers CLOSED CAR Its uncommon beauty appeals to ."femi nine good taste. The .Convertible Coupe is well designed; well finished, well upholstered, roomy and suited for use the year 'round. Coupe' or Sedan, J12J5; Touring Car) or Roadster, Jttii (All prices t. o. b.'Detrolt.) K----SBBBBS1 I iJ BBP--Jb I H-BBBPSBBBS1 jWB----P'BBB'-l nsBVBBBBlSBrQI F SEMMES MQ TOR CO., 1132 Conaech'cat Avenue Mam 9790 ' repairs. iray;ww;w JBH the laps made by the car assigned tc them and see that the proper tools (or emergency uses are at their fingers enda when needed. They also see thai a, reserve supply of tires Is available to make any changes t thai, roaf 6 necessary. In case of a.'tlre Chang the entire wheel Is removed hd T pUced by1 another- wheel .with lire already mounted, So expert are ton of these pit men that tire changes a effected by them In twenty1 second. 1 Ar Goodyear cord, tires ate tiled in raolnar more extensively than anv other make ot (fire. Coodvear tiro ex" pert are on .hand-to -see. that taelf put Is properly supplied with spars tires for replacements in cases of emergencies. Tire changes. U6wvr are- becoming- less and less common In the big automobile "races. Racing ex perlence has taught tire 'makers the secret or making tires that will stand the terrlfblc grinds of .the, speedways. v r -i yt 5M i I