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r r J I THE WASHINGTON TDEES.' SATURDAY,' JDNE 8,1 1918.' . im ..SiSst ?????? ?ts Jf AND I -ANSWERS BY Llewelyn Powers Jone3 Editorial Note: In the absence of our mechanical ex pert, Mr. Llewelyn Powers Jones, the Questions and Answers have been left in the capable hands of his secretary MISS GWENDOLINE O'HOLLORAN. there no law to present this? I do not like to see it. S." Lady, was you never young? What makes you look at things you do not like to see? The Corcoran Gallery is full of pretty pictures and the park full of flowers. . Mind Tour Own "I was passing a car standing on the Conduit Road with some friends last night when we heard a woman squeal In the car. I wanted to go and Investigate; my friends objected. What Is a motorist's duties In su6h a case. "SERIOUS." Serious, a woman is the only ani mal which squeals when it is pleased. Keep to your own side of the road and let other peop'e keep to theirs is the fundamental of the Safety First rule. Life's Movie, j "What Is the advantage of a six -cylinder car over a four? "We had a motorcycle with a aid ear, then my -wife insisted on an automobile, and now she It wor rying me for a alx-cyllnder car, as ours la a four. I want to know the advantage of the six if any. G. H. G. H., kittens will not stay kittens. pups will never stay pups, babies will act stay babies nor love affairs re main just love affairs. This is al world of progress. The difference between a four cylinder car and a six is exactly two cylinders. But you are going to lose just the same. Sad. But True. "I sun Interested In automobiles but do not wish to pay the pres nt prices. How can one tell if a. used car is in perfect condition? Cannot one buy a used car Which 1 Just as good as a new fene for much less moneyPV "Why should a man who owns a -ase4 car Just as good as new sell it? I Bmsy be dose, but one sees it about ss often as one sees a fire engine I fesuse for'rent. I Spinster? Treroently these summer eve stags I sea young men in auto mobiles' driving slowly near the curb trying to induce girls to ret in and ride with them. Is ratbetle. i "Ever morning as I wait for the cars I see dozens of automo biles pass with only one seat oc cupied. Can you not, through your column, begin a movement for motorists o pick up pedes trians under these circumstances; -PEDESTRIAN." Pedestrian, read the. question and answer above this one. Some fiddle, some dance, and some carry out the empties. Such is life. Woman, Poor Woman. "Why, do they make so much fun of woman motor drivers? There are plenty of women driv ing cars in the city every day who are more competent and more considerate than the men drivers. INDIGNANT." Dearie, women ought to 'drive these new left-hand "drive cars bet ter than men. You .know a woman's clothes all button left-handed and a man's all button right-handed. Maybe the reason they make sport of a woman is because she cannot button her coat and hold out her left hand, rounding a curve at the same time. Here Baltimore. "Is there no way of stopping in toxicated persons speeding along the Baltimore boulevard at night? Could not something be done to keep them in Baltimore? "SANDY SPRINGS." Sandy, it cannot be done. We can not catch them till they get in town and then it's Flagon, Jagon, Wagon! nut as long as John .Barleycorn lives in Baltimore the rural residents will be wakened every night by joy riders singing "When You Were a Julep" and I Wore a Red, Red Nose." Quartet of Murray s" Just Arrived Here 1 fMfm These cars help to make up the .attractive display at the showrooms of Wandeyne Company, 1226 Connecticut avenue northwest. T. INY FLEA CAUSES WRECKING 0F 5-PASSENGER CAR brought down and Mrs. R. E Fid anil his rapidly growing family of de pendents started. Nothing of any moment oecurrc-d In the Journey to her friend's house- only Fill's Insistence on poking his nose under the arm of his mistress seriously Interfered with the car's proper management. lira Jay and Fill & Co. were rele gated to the back seat Fin, In leav ing his mistress, had not taken with him all his belongings; one lone, soli tary flea remained behind as fate's emissary; by the time they were all comfortably settled, the outcast was exploring the sleeve of the waist worn by Mrs. R. E. The route taken by the Joy riders was out Sixteenth street; everything went smoothly until after they had crossed the bridge; then the deserted flea. On toTMSF A h,nt n!ri nnrTMt. presentation to hfs "ownest eon of.y lovely dimple Just above the de a five-passenger car; the make is of lljrhtfully Dink elbow of the beautiful no moment: any -self-respecting ma- j mo tor lit. chine would have behave the same An exclamation of wonder and sur- way under similar circumstances. prise, a sudden Jerk of the right hand This is a story of a dog, a flea and a woman, to say nothing of a brand new automobile. A certain R. E. Ijroker (name cen sured), newly wed. celebrated the closing of a successful deal by the iccs hfs Now It so happened that Mn. R. E. had a dog. At the time this story opens said dog Had accumulated a fair-sized family of fleas, with no race suicide predilections. Besides the dog, the fleas and the auto, Mrs. R. E. had a dear friend, as women will have, a Mrs. James Art there, we nearly spilled the beans let us call her Mrs. Jay. After taking three lessons from hubby, who had received one frcm the dealer, Mrs. R. E. made up her mind that It would be the nicest, grandest' idea, to take her friend for a ride. To think was to act; Mrs. Jay was phoned and accepted the lnritatlon with much pleasure. Mrs. R. E. and Fin (that's the dog) wtnt to the garage, where Mrs, R. E. asked for 'my car," please. After a considerable wait "my car" was to the left elbow with a scratching 1 movement, and the car, without i pilot, quick to take advantage 6f the opportunity, made one gleeful, care free Jump to the side of the road and over the curb at twenty miles an hour and down a twenty foot em bankment into a small creek, missing In It s wild charge a small tree by an Inch and a quarter "over the top." When the occupants of the car re covered their wits, a hurried inven tory was taken to discover any pos sible Injuries, fortunately none were found, viz. If the flea's feelings were not taken into consideration. After wading onttle deep in mud the women reached the sidewalk, hubby was phoned to from a nearby house, and hurried to the rescue with a "pull you out. while you wait car." ft GET IT DONE!" A Suggestion to Motorists. When tourjng don't tip money, but give Thrift Stamps. Instead of giv ing the Pullman porter his customary quarter when traveling on the rail roads hand him a Thrift Stamp. When you make small purchases at the de partment stores or the shops insist on taking your change In Thrift Stamps. This will encourage the fill ing qf a card. "Lick the Kaiser and Prusslanlsm by licking-Thrift Stamps." " The price of gasolene may be high now, but you should see what they are charging for hay and oats , .Located. Judge Where did the- automobile hit you? Rastus Well, jedge. If I'd been cauying a license numbah. It would bab busted to a thousand pieces. Although the Government has taken ever the railroads, the rule against butting s 'rain off the track with an automobile still stands. motors Save Men. Applications of the motor car as a labor-saving device are constantly Increasing. It has long been saving time and effort, and therefore labor, for millions of users everywhere. Now jUncle Sam Is motorozlng his artillery. wiiu u ttuutmcfauiF saving; in men. One artillery regiment had 1,434 men when it used horses. Now that It haa been motorized but 1,054 are needed. This released 30 men for another regiment, besides giving more effect ive transportation. ELIMINATEWASTE TO EFFECT SAVING: IN OPERATING CAR chase of, passenger cars due to such a. mistaken conception of thrift would tend to cripple an induatiV which ranks near the top in the amount of money It puts back Into circulation through wages, dividends, purchases, and so forth. "Killing the goose that lays me somen egg is not thrift. "True, thrift In uln an automobile lies not In cutting down the use, but In eliminating the waste. Running your engine idle, even for, one minute, is sheer waste. Acquire Jhe habit-of siuppiai. mv cnitioe wncnever yu stop the car. Look over the gasolene system-frequently from tick to ear buretor to discover and stop wasteful leaks. "Running with under-Inflated tires." adds MR Rueschaw. "is another waste. -It not only, takes considerably mora .power gasolene to run with bit tires, but you Increase your tire cost-by half. Driving In car tracks Is "Few people even begin to realize the actual amount In dollars end cents they can save by a little care In the use of an automobile," saqs R. C Rueschaw. vice president of the Mitchell Motors Company, Inc. of Racine, Wis. "Each. Individual sav- ui5 represents sucn a 'smaii amount, that we are prone to recant it? asione of the worst. forms' of thriftless negligible, while, as a matter of factjness. If the paving Is rough, .go il?w the aggregate of many of these small' or drive over a block to a' smooth" savings runs Into quite a respectable I street: don't willfully waste your sum. ! tires by deliberately cutting them to "That is the very root and essence of pieces In 'ear tracks, the thrift movement now on foot VA little figuring will show that y throughout the country. Doing-with-, the constant exuclse of care and the out a car is not thrift, because In elimination of waste It Is easily p'os most cases it costs a man less to doislble to save as much as $100 In a a glve.n amount of work with an au-lyear. Keep" track of your expenses,' tomobile than without one. Then, save that 1100. and then buy thrift too, any serious reduction In the pur-'stamps with It. That's real thrift!" i TIRE.C0. REWARDS MEN FOR GOOD IDEAS I At the plant of the Goodyear TU and Rubber Company at Akron, Ohio, Initiative on the part of its ampler Is at a premium. On of the secrets of the success which this company has achieved la th rubber Industry Is the: encourage ment it extends to Its workmen to Loffer their ideas, covering better working conditions, method of manu facture greater perfection of product, an4 more efficient methods of merchandising. No workman gets "bawled out"- let suggesting a change or an Improve ment. However Inconsequential Mf suggestion msy seem. It Is given dae Consideration by a regularly appoint ed suggestion board,, and if adopted, a cash award Is mad. LAUDED FOR BESCUJg. Andrew D. Carmlchael, commWsary ' steward,'!!. 8. 9. Trlppe. South Bos ton. Mass., today was commended by Secretary' tf- the Navy Daniels "for Jumping overboard and rescuing' a shipmate from -drowning. The rescued man nad been painting whea he fell. It doesn't take all cars 500 miles to get broken In. Some of them' begin to show their metal after the first Sunday trip. A Flying Tank. The allies are now working on the production of a '"flying tank." This Is a logical development of the armor ed airplane in which the Dei-mans have already made considerable head' way. Their planes of the "Junker" type are built of metal throughout and have every vital part protected by armor that will stop a machine gua bullet. Many an automobile that has led a docile life through the week Jumps off a precipice on Sunday. Giant SPGilKiSinPffviSnnssssssssssssV JSS9BKf!Wk. J5Kr- 5rJJLrOi; ?7.'CJ. . jfe; -MMMMMMmWl&r 1 1 11111 11 H& mSmM-MpPivli' SaMA alr'niii i JV-i-.r?. ' - -Jn2 '.iv-:-' -iasSKyillssssssssssssU b.-..-M?T---& fiC-EtJ -'r '-BKalK)assssssssssssssssssraVN SMf-Wf- -- ' JK ''? ; ' sflPalalalalaW. $" MY.':'-' 1z''- ' Wif' ' ' '' StSr&tRNSUmMMMMMMMMMMMmkk ft - at?'.-Fy '''' K!?J1 ' '''rWmBC'S XVlnallBlHIssssssssssssssssssssniX ff- ' W 1 '''Z-IEI I,.'- sW-y;-'3ra'&nalsssnBnalsssssssssesssssssssssWk fZ B" art r .J' 4. 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When we consider the decreaseu value of the dollar as measured in goods, the automobile is lower In price than ever before. Its price ad vance has not been as high as that of most other things which dollars will buy. Truck TIRES FOR nearly four years Firestone Giant Tires have Been' serving wherever trans portation was hardest, roads roughest, loads heaviest; wherever time is a vital factor. The vast bulk of rubber in one unit presents a wide tractive surface with greatest road-fcrip and freedom front slipping. It cushions the load and offers protection to the vehicle, absorbing strain and jar before it reaches the mechanism. Trucks equipped with Firestone Giant Truck Tires "carry through" regardless of rough rojrds or weather. Through mudholes, over oily streets, mountain passes orUhrough forest trail, even when ordinary traffic is blocked with snow, count on Firestone Giants. They help American industry torise to quick and vital tests. Made in sizes from 8 inches to 14 inches in width. In the Firestone line there is a tire for every load, road and condition of service. Call in a Firestone man for consultation. FIRESTONE TIRE AND RUBBER COMPANY 824 14TH STREET N. W., WASHINGTON, D. C. Home Office and Factory, Akron, O. Branches and Dealers Everywhere WrO0$f TTj ntxaka Tin. This parody on Kipling's "Gunga Din" Is taken from the American Field Service Bulletin, published In Paris: Tou may talk about your volt-ores When you're sitting 'round the quar ters. But when It comes to getting wounded In, Take a little Up from me. Let those heavy motors be. Pin your faith to Henry T.'a old Hunka Tin. Give her essence, give her lean. Crank her up and let her go. You back-Hrln'. spark-plug foulln' Hunka Tin. The Dalnt Is not so good. And no doubt you find the hood Will rattle like a boiler shop en route: 1 The cooler's sure to bolt, .And perhaps she's leakin' oil. I Then oftentimes the horn declines to toot I But when the night is black ' And there's wounded to take back. And they hardly give you" time to take a smoke. It's mighty good to feel. When you're sitting at the wheel, She'll be running when the bigger cars are broke. Aftr all the wars are past And we're taken home at last To our reward of which the preach . er sings: When these ukulele sharps Will be strumming golden harps. And the aviators all have reg'lar wings; Whrn the Kaiser is in hell. With the furnace drawing well. Paying for his million different kinds of sin: If they're running short of coal. Show me how to reach the hole. And I'll caxt a few loads down with Hunka Tin. Ves. Tin. Tin. Tin, , Tou exasperating puzzle, Hunka Tin I'n abused ou and I've flard you. Hut by Henry Kord, who made you, Vou are better than a big car, Hunka Tin. Republic Special A Sturdy Delivery Truck. Cpjr Any Ton Haulage Complete, As Shown $l,39f - g Freight and War Tax Included -''"' Other Models Up to 3 Tons for Immediate JDeKvjery .. - Commercial Garage 303-7 Sixth Street BENSINGER PURCHASES 72 REPUBLIC TRUCKS Gilbert Benzlnger, proprletorof the Commercial Garage, 303 Sixth street northwest, announces that he has Just closed a deal for seventj -two Itepub 11c trucks. This purchase includes ctery tpe and size of truck ranging from one to rive tons. Aside from being particularly for tunate In making this purchase, Mr. Ilenslnger has been Informed that these trucks are already shipped. Several have already arrived, and i within a ery short time he expects to have the entire shipment delivered. !roamsalesc6Tto handle "diamond v The Roamer Sales Company. 1212 ! Connecticut avenue, who are respon sible for the many good-looking Iloamer cars at this time In Wash-1 ington, decided to broaden out and take over the agency for a triuk After long consideration they decldef ' on the "Diamond T." They feel that the "Diamond T" truck has all the , I qualities and characteristics that one , wants In a truck, and they have opened up a large service station and have an exhaustive line of parts, so i that they can give record service to j "Diamond T" owners. jSiSe&'imtWBljtMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM jKBiSmmmVjJMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMmr TM?mgZliJkMiimMMm&& Yi Jsl' " -i.-lk? r - - WSZ&S -' Barney Oldfield Will Drive a Pen For The Washington Times Every automobile owner knows Barney Oldfield as the man who has gotten more out of gasolene buggies of every description than any other human being. He is going to help readers of The Washington TIMES to get the most out of their cars not necessarily speed, but faithful perform- since There is only one BARNEY OLDFIELD, whether he drives a" machine or a pen and readers of The TIMES can depend upon.speedy stuff that will cross the line of their think tanks in time to save them any, number of automobile annoyances and, incidentally, unnecessary repair bills. You Can Catch Up With Barney Oldfield IN THE AUTO SECTION of Next Saturday's Times ' 1 ' H , tl frimimA&'--L'&tmmt&eimJZ Jitsw. .