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THE WASHINGTON TIMES. SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 1019.
Big Auto Fleets Soon To Rival Rail Carriers For Short Haul Work " This is the first of a series of articles on the truck industry and highway problems written by Capt. Warren B. Bullock, late of the Motor Transport Corps, of the United States Army. Captain Bullock at one time, had under his immediate control, during the war, a fleet of over three hundred trucks. These articles are copyrighted and will appear exclusively in Washington in The Times automobile section issued each Saturday. Auto Editor. By Warren B.. Bullock. (Late Captain, Motor Transport Corps, U. S. A.) "Highway transport" is the name of the new epoch in the American automotive industry. The motor truck has come into its own, as a result of the war, and the greatest single development of the motor industry has marked the comparatively few weeks since the war was ended. And back from the American army of soldiers is com ing a new army of highly trained motor vehicle men, chauf feurs, repairhlan, executives, a hundred thousand aad more of them. Not a single State in the Union will fail to feel the thrill of a new life in its highway development with the return of these disciplined, oftentimes battle-scarred chauffeur-soldiers. Truck Success On Big Scale. The motor truck, with Its unlimited opportunities for short distance and Jongr hauls, 'has been a demnnstr:ited ! success by Uncle Sam nn a scale ; never before possible for any single j manufacturer or even any group of i manufacturers. The Motor Transport Corps of the United States Army operated a I "Crand Fleet." a fleet of 75,000 and i ore trucks alone, in groups of thou sands. In small units, and as single vehicles for miscellaneous delivery. With the end of the war ther is a revolution in the personnel o" the automobile industry. Tli war with its breaking- down of many phases of American business li.'e. has in the automotive field broadened the indus try, and opened the field to a per spective never before realized. Rival Rail Transportation. The human and mechanical ele ments are both affected by this revo lution. When the United States went into the war, it was with the motor truck as an innovation, hardly be yond the experimental field, from a r 111 j3fcdjr,KvXry o Sfc .JTW O.T i Jrw- ' JS5. W v.V .TJ1 r " More Miles For Less Money Practically all standard makes to- select fiom no matter what tires you want, you'll save money BUY THEM AT MILLER'S 2&2 XOnskid $11.0, IOxJJ Xonskid J12.35 30x36 Nonskid $14.85 32x3V4 Nonskid $16.85 31x4 Nonskid $21.ST. 32x4 Nonskid : $21.8.. 33x4 Nonskid S22.8R 34x4 Nonskid $23.90 WE HAVE YOUR SIZE Diamond Guaranteed Tires at Less than Dealers Prices 26 Years of Honest Merchandlsinc Chas. E. Miller Inc. 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In the human side or the revolu tion, is the return to the industry of men trained in the broad field of the motor truck as seen in the war. a veritable army of trained automo bile experts cominjj back to operate trucks, and garages, men who really know the machine they drive -as no one in ordinary civil life can come to know the heart and soul of his vehicle. One of the Rieatest things in Amer ica's prosecution of the war was the manner in which th country was searched for fit men for Motor Trans port service. The universities, the farms, the oil fields, the cities alike were canvessed for volunteers for this service. Rich men's sons were educated with the boyj of the poor, and then sent across to drive trucks hundreds of miles with big cargoes of supplies, to convoy troops under Are along the front of the fighting armies, and these are the' men who are com ing back to make highway transport the biggest thing in the American transportation world. When Ameri ca entered the war. the entire armv was only about 100,000 men. When the war ended, th;io were nearly twice that number in the Motor Transport Corps alone Country Combed for Chauffeur. At first the men for this corps were taken from garages, from taxi com panies, taken wherever there were men to be found who knew motor ve hicles. The supply of trained chauf feurs who could enter the army was soon short of the needs. Then the American universities came into the field. Among the first was Purdue University, at Valparaiso. Ind. A mo tor school was opened there. Various technical motor schools, as at Kansas City and Pittsburgh, threw their re sources into training men for the service, and when the armistice came there were nine great centers for pre liminary training of men for this corps ready for establishment west of the Mississippi alone. Meanwhile, the training progressing in some thirty cantonments and army camps, was being standardized by the Motor Transport Corps headquarters at Washington, where Brig. Gen. Charles B. Drake, had been named as chief of the corps. On the other aide. Colonel Pope, one of the early advocates of extensive motor mili tary transportation, like General Drake, was operating the motor fleet on the lines of the French transport system. In America. General Drake called together educators, and spe cialists in motor transportation, and prepared for the establishment of training schools for officers and men. On the other side, such schools were being conducted for men already with the A. E. F. A wonderful schedule of education was worked out, with a vehicle school at Camp Joseph E. Johnston, Florida, and an administrative school at Camp Meigs, Washington. D. C. half a dozen sectional schools, and a Chautauqua circuit to spread the gos pel of standardized motor transporta tion into the cantonments. Trained for Convoy Work The standardization of the Ameri can methods with those of the A. E. F. and French transport was work ed out with a fleet of about 300 ve hicles at Camp Johnston, where men were trained in convoy work on the lines of the French transport, which proved its value at the Marne. thn at Verdun, and finally in the great rush which broke the last stand of the Germans and caused their ab ject acceptance of the armistice terms. And the hundred thousand Amer ican trained soldier-chauffeurs com ing back to enter, thousands of them, the new field of highway transport, were thus being welded together in the standardized methods of hand ling trucks in great fleets as used by the French. British and American armies. To appreciate the volume of the truck movement in the army, it can be said that in the British of fensive of 1917 on the Aisne, there were more than .1,000 trucks in a single formation. How there men were trained is another story. They are back, to get their shar- in the prosperity and progress to be found In the motor truck operation field, for large fleet owners, as well as for the man who runs but a single vehicle. DR. GORDON TO TALK ABOUT HUSBANDS i FALLS DOWN STAIRS; KILLS SELF AWAITING PHYSICIAN Sermons touching on questions re lating to the physical life as well as to the spiritual and intellectual phases of it will be delivered at the various services in the city's churches tomorrow. "Why Brilliant Men Make Poor Hus bands" will be explained by the Rev. Dr. James L. Gordon at the First Congregational Church in his eve ning sermon. He will preach on "Christian Science Miracles" at 11 o'clock. It is also announced that at the evening service Dr. Gordon will answer those who criticised his ser mon on "Why Young Women Leave Home." The morning sermon at the Mt. Vernon Place M. K. Church will be preached by Chaplain John B. Fra zler, U. S. N.. and Dr. E. O. Watson, secretary of the Methodist war work commission, will preach in the eve ning. The pastor. Dr. C. G. Chappell. is attending the Baltimore annual conference at Staunton, Va. The Rev. Dr. James Shcra Mont gomery, of the Calvary M. E. Church, will preach on "The Message of a Mighty Man" at 11 o'clock and on "Jean Valjean" at 8 o'clock. At the Vermont Avenue Christian Church the Rev. Dr. Earle Wilfley will preach on 'The Reconstruction of the Soldier " at the evening service and on "Is Heaven a Myth?" at 8 o'clock. "Reality" will be the subject at the morning and evening services of the following Christian Science churches: First Church of Christ. Scientist, Columbia road and Euclid street; Sec one Church of Christ, Scientist, North east Masonic Temple: Third Church of Christ, Scientist, Masonic Temple, Thirteenth street and New York ave nue; Fourth Church or Christ. Scien tist. The Arcade. Th Rev. Dr. Herbert F. Randolph, of the Foundry M. E. Church, will preach on "The Man Who Chloro formed His Soul" at the evening serv ice, and the Rev. Dr. Ralph E. Dlffen derfer will deliver the morning ser mon. Innplrarlonal Service, At the Church of the Covenant, the Rev. Dr. Charles Wood will preach at 11 o'clock, at tho 3 o'clock Inspira tional service, and in the evening, when his subject will be "Regret and Repentance in Nations and Persons." Miss Emily Wheeler, secretary of the National Armenia and India Relief Association, will be the war speaker at 7:15 p. m. "Two Shining Faces" and 'The Sign of ihe Times" are the subjects of the morning and evening sermons, re spectively, by the Rev. Dr. Henry Al len Tupper at the First Baptist Church. Carlyle B. Haynes will deliver his regular Sunday afternoon sermon at the Bclasco Theater at 3 o'clock. It will be his "Closing Message of the Gospel." . . The Rev. George a. aimer, m wc Ninth Street Christian Church, an nn..nn0 ttint for the next four Sun- liuuuv..u v--- - days services will be of an evangel istic nature. "The Stern Business of Life will i k nif. fnr iii morninc sermon by the Rev. Leslie I- Bowers at the I Fifteenth Street unurcu. " preach on "The Ideal Employer and Employe" in the evening. The Rev. Dr. Wallace Radcllffe. of v.- !.. York Avenue Presbyterian Church, will preach on "A Man Bettor Than a Sheep" at S o'ciock. ne ww also preach at 11 o'clock. K Revalued Manhood. l the Temple Baptist Church the r.. t-- i t Muir will preach on "A Revalued Manhood" at 11 o'clock and on "America's bname at me evening service. At the 11 o'clock service at the Union M. E. Church the Rev. W. J. Mecks will preach on "Thy .Neign-Knr- An i nt ornrrtation" and on "The Sign of the Cross" at S o'clock. The Rev. Dr. Ulysses G. B. Pierce of All Souls Church will preach at 11 o'clock and at S o ciock mts. louia v. Post will sneak on "The League of Nations; a Vehicle of Life" "Should the Court-Martial Sentence Svstem J'. HfVised?" is the 11 o'clock sermon topi' h thr Re. Howard 1 Stewart, of the Second Baptist Church, who will preach on "Is Mar riage a Failure V at the evening serv ice. Rev. Y. H. Sh&hbax, of Persia, will preach at the morning services at the Immanuel Baptist Church on "The Rage of Islam," and the Rev. G. G. Johnson will have for his evening sermon subject "The Plus Sign of Our Minus." "The Shame of Mormonism" and "Crime. Its Own Detective" are tho morning and evening sermon topics by the Rev. Dr. John E. Brlggs. of the Fifth Baptist Church. At the evening services at the Cen tennial Baptist Church, a memorial for A. Wright will be unveiled. Tho Rev. E, Hez Swem will preach. Decision Day will be observed at the Petworth Baptist Church, where the Rov. F. Paul Langhorno will preach on "Pause a Moment" at the morning services. "Fooling Away Our Opportunities" will be the topic for his evening ser mon by the Rev. J. A. A. Brookhouse at Peck Memorial Chapel. Or. Drnndage'M Topic. At the Eckington Presbyterian Church, the Rov. Dr. H. E. Brundago will preach on "From Mediocrity to Superiority" at 11 o'clock and on "Mastery of Environment" in the evening. At the morning service of the Mt. Pleasant Congregational Church the Rev. Walter Amos Morgan will preach on "Tho Grounds and Limits of Our Hop" at the morning service and on "Can Christianity Rebuild the World?" In the evening. The Rev. J. Franklin Bryan, of the North Carolina Avenue Methodist Church, will close the annual con ference year by administering the Lord's Supper at 11 a. m. "A Press ing Invitation" will be his evening subject. Dr. F. A. Dillingham, of Ports mouth. N. H., will prach at the morn ing service at the Church of Our Father. At the Shlioh Baptist Church, tha Rev. Dr. J. Milton Waldron will preach on "Apostolic Christianity" in tho morning and on "The Ten Com mandment" In the evening. The mid-Lenten exercises conducted ! at the chapel of Providence Hospi tal by the Rev. Dr. Lewis J. O'Hern, executive secretary to the Right Rev. Patrick J. Hayes, for the benefit of the Sisters of Charity and the mem bers of the hospital household will come to a conclusion tomorrow even ing at 7:30 with a solemn renewal of j baptismal vows and the imparting of; the Papal benediction. DEFENDS PUN TO ADVERTISE CITY A vigorous defense of the proposed campaign to "billboard" Washington's commercial advantages was tho an swer of Lester Lansburgh. chairman of the subcommittee on advertising of the Merchants and Manufacturers' Association's Industrial Expansion Committee, to tho criticism of the American Civic Association of this proposed move. "The criticism must be based on a misapprehension of the Tacts.' he said. "The billboards will not be un sightly, and it is not proposed to fill the city with them. Billboards and posters have been used In liberty loan campaigns to a hundred times the extent it is proposd to use them how. "We do not propose to mar the 'City Beautiful' in any way. either by unsightly billboards or by making a second Pittsburgh out of Washington." burcb Bnnouncements Christian Science Christian Sdoaca BRYAN TO LECTURE ON "BACK TO GOD" TOMORROW William Jennings Bryan is to de liver his latest lecture, "Back to God," tomorrow afternoon at the Lib erty Hut, having recovered from his recent illness, which prevented him from appearing on March 2. This Is his first public appearance since his illness. The lecture has never before been delivered in Washington. This is the fifth of the series of Sunday afternoon mass meetings held under auspices of the Y. M. C. A. and the Billly Sunday Tabernacle Workers. Martin Richardson, tenor and song leader, will appear on the program, and a male chorus will sing under di rection of Percy S. Foster. Clarence A. Barbour, D. D., of Roch ester Theological Seminary, who was to have been heard tomorrow, is ex pected to speak later in the series. Christian Science Churches of Washington First Church of Christ, Scientist Columbia Road and Euclid-St N. W. SeceBd Church of Christ, Scientist. N. E. Masonic Temple, 8th & P Sts.N.E. Third Church of Christ, Scientist Masonic Temple, 13th & N. Y.Ave. N.W. Fourth Chsrch of Christ, Scientist The Arcade, 14th & Park Road, N. W. Subject of the Lesson Sermon: READING ROOMS San day Service! All Four Churches: 11 A. M. and 8 P. 5L Sunday School, 11 A, it Wednedsy Bveaias Meetlaxsi 1st. 2nd & 3d Churches, 8:00 P. M. 4th Church, 7:45 P. M, "Reality." Colorado Bid., 14th and G Sts. N. W. Sunday 2:30 to 5.30). Hours l? to 9 Wed. 10 to 6 and 1S03 Adasaa Mill Road. Hours 12 to & except Wednesday evenings, Sundays and holidays). 148 East Capitol St. Hours 10 to 7 (exoept Sundays and holidays) The Arcade. Hrs. 12 to 5 & 7 to 9 (except Wed. eves., Sundays & 1 holidays Spiritualism The First Spiritualist Church Alfred H. Terry, Pastor "SPIRIT GUIDES" Subject of lecture, followed by iplrlt messages, Sunday S P. M.. at Pythian Tem ple. 1013 9th t. N. VT. l-3 BKV. O. XTAI. ARTHAX. noted platform test mediant, meetinr Sunday evenlns at S o'clock In Society Hall. 50 O street northwest: demonstrates Immortality, fol lowed by Spirit messages; ho will answer open questions; sires private sitting dally In his studios In the hall. 1-39 Unitarian ALL SOULS CHURCH, CORNER Hth AND I. STS. ULYSSES G. B. PIERCE. D. D., Minister. 9:45 a. m., Sunday School; class tor tht Comparative Study of Religion. 11 a. m., Moraine Service, sermon by the minister. There is also kindergarten durln? the hour of morning worship. X p. m. Liberal Religious Union will be at home to young people. Address by Mrs. Louts F. Post. "The League of Nations: A Vehicle of Life." Music 1-S9 FIXED 5t ALMOST CUSSES. BELLEVILLE, 111.. March 29. Fifty years without a "cuss word" was the ' record claimed hy Thomas Howe'I, school janitor, in court, charged withj abusing a pupil. A fine of $5 nearly! broke his record. ' Reformed Grace 15TH & O. ST. X V Henry II. Ranck, DJ., Pastor. 9 40 a. m.. Sunday school. 11 a. m., The Simple Life." 8 pm.. "The Seventh Commandment." 1-21 Methodist Episcopal Union Methodist Episcopal iOth Street, near Pens. Ave. If. W. 11 A. 3L "THY NEIGHBOR; AN IN. TERPRETATION." 7 P. 31. Young People's Service. S p. m. "THE SIGN OF THE CROSS. A Musical Prelude to the even ing service, using Pipe Organ, Piano, and Violin. 3 to 5:30 P. M. The Every Member Canvass. THE CHURCH OF THE GLAD HAND. Rev. William Joseph Meeks, pastor. Church of Christ Church of Christ (Disciples) Jlasonlc Temple. Sth and T N. E.. secoad floor. 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