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THE WASHINGTON TIMES: SATURDAY; JUNE 28; 1919.
DETAILS OF COAST TO COAST
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Today's biff show will provide
!' "Washington with an advance view of
L the Motor Transport Corps tran3
W continental truck train that is to
Jif hop off from this city July 7 on the
1,1. long1 cross country trail. In addition,
!,,- the "corps that moves the army" will
J . bo represented by two Borho motor
i, trucks recently arrived from Cob
' lentx, Rhineland. and a number of
floats, made for the occasion to pic
J,i ture its varied activities and how it
A keeps Its eauimnent in condition to
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jlj deliver the pcods when anc
III needed. In all, tho exhibit v
.. tain more than sixty motor veh'.'Jes,
';: This will be the first time
that Washington has
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,J port Corps on parade To signalize
i the .event and to show Its interest in
1 the Capital City's Transportation Day
ij Pageant, many Instructive and novel
;. featunes will be presented, among
,'j them, a camouflaged machine rhop
'A truck with operatives equipped with
t1 gas masks and working under ad-
l vanoe section conditions. Every little
jv while a real gas bomb will be ex-
ploded in front of the truck, causing
'! the men to don the masks quickly.
' There will be no. make believe about
''' this part of the show, for the gas
will be of the best Chemical warfare
Service brand, guaranteed to bring
I tears to the eyes of anyone.
3 Largest Entrant.
'A 5rom the point of view of the men
in the trade, the participation of the
Army's Great Trans-Continental Truck Train Which Will Parade Today in Capital
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One of the unique features of the parade today will be the great trans-continental
truck train -which -will leave Washington July 7 to demonstrate to the nation
the importance of the motor truck, not only in winning wars, but in gathering
laurels of industrial and commercial success in time of peace.
Army Motor Corps in the parade will
be of noteworthy importance. Com
lng on the heels of the recently an-
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nounced plan for the Intensive train
ing of youn men In Motor Transport
Corps Schools, the establishment of
courses in cooperation with the Gov
ernment at several large universities
for the education of officers in high
way engineering-, the interest shown
by Motor Transport Corps officials in
today's event means that the corps
is fully alive to the increasing im
portance of the motor industry, both
to the ' army and the nation, and is
taking active and aggressive steps to
further the cause of motor transpor
tation in this country.
The Motor Transport Corps' exhibit
is, of course, larger numerically than
that of any other single entrant. It
will move in three sections:
First -r- Trans - Continental Tmck
Train, made up as follows:
Company A: Passengers cars 2
light, open, Dodge; 1 staff observa
tion. White. Ambulances 2 heavy,
GMC Motorcycles 1 solo, Harley
Davidson; 2 side-car, Harley-David-son.
Trucks 3 Mack; 3 Riker; 3
FWD; 3 Packard; 1 White, new
drive, 3-ton; 3. Standardized B; 2 light
delivery, Dpdge. Miscellaneous 1 ma
shop truck; 1 kitchen trailer; 1 tank
Company B: Passenger cars 2
light, open. Bodge; 1 heavy, open
Cadillac: 1 reconnaisance. White.
Ambulances 2 hevy, GMC. Motor
cycles 1 solo, 'Harley-Davidson; 2
side cars, Indian. Trucks 5 one and
one-half-ton. White; 3 one and one-half-ton
Garford; 7 Standard B; 2
light delivery Dodge. Miscellaneous
1 tank truck; 1 kitchen trailer; 1
water tank truck.
Engineer unit: Trucks 1 engi
neer shop truck; 1 office work truck;
1 searchlight truck.
Second: Boche trucks Three-ton,
cargo. Rationale Automobile Com
pany; two-ton, ambulance, Audiwerke
Third: Floats Uncle Sam Got the
Kaiser's Goat; Camp Scene; The M.
T. C. Steps to Opportunity: M. T. a
Schools; M. T. C. Moves the Army
Artillery: M. T. C. Moves the Army
Artijlery Horses; M. T. C. Moves the
Army Loaded Q. M. Mule Wagon;
M. T. C. Moves the Army Subsist
ence: M. T. C. Moves the Army Com
bat Troops; M. T. C- Moves the Army
Q. M. Supplies: machine shop truck,
preceded by Chemigal Warfare Serv
ice detachment with gas bombs.
Cross Country Train.
While not so spectacular as some
other features of the parade, the
transcontinental train, with its business-like
appearance in personnel and
equipment of readiness to cope with
any emergency, will have more of
meaning to the motor industry than
will any other exhibit. This great
project, the most ambitious of the
kind ever planned .either by a Gov
ernment or by a private agency. Is
considered by the "War Department
to be of primary importance, as is
shown by a statement of the military
and educational purposes for which
the trip is to be made. These are:
(a) An extended service or per
formance test of the several standard
ized principal types of motorized
army equipment used for the trans
portation of troops and cartro. and Martin. ComDanr. A:
for other special military purposes. j Shackey, Company" A; Lieut. Martin
an experienced pilot to guide over the
-roads west of Chicago.
General Drake, chief at the Motor
Transport Corps-, grand marshal of
today's parade, will join the train at
Cheyenne and continue to the finish,
while Col. A. O. Seaman, executive
officer, M. T. C., is expected to accom
pany the train from this city to
Capt Bernard McMahon, M.T.C. will
command the train- In the field, with
the following assistants: Lieut. K.
C. Downing, adjutant; Lieut. J. W.
Griffin, supply officer: Liuet. Daniel
Martin, Company. A; Lieut. H. G.
(b) The War Department's contri
bution to the good roads movement
for the purpose of developing the con
struction of through-route and trans
continental highways as a military
and economic asset
(c) A demonstration of the prac
ticability of long distance motor post
and commercial transportation and
the necessity for the judicious' ex
penditure of Federal governmental
appropriations in providing the neces
(d) The collection of detailed data
for use in connection with the tech
nical training of commissioned and
enlisted personnel of the motor trans
port in the essential functions of the
corps that of operating motor trans-
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tej ine procurement or recruits ror
the enlisted personnel of the Motor
(f) The provision of an opportunity
for extensive studies In terrain obser
vation by certain branches of the
army, particularly the field artillery,
the air service, and the engineer
(g) An exhibition to the general J
public, either through actual contact
er resulting channels of publicity of
the development of the motor vehicle
for military purposes, which Is con
ceded one of the principal factors
contributing to the winning of the
President To See Start.
President Wilson wll start the
train off on the 3200-mile trail by
dedicating a milestone in front of
the White House, and appropriate
ceremonies in which Governor Ste
phens, of California, will participate,
will mark the completion of the trip
at San Francisco from forty-rseven to
fixty days later. As far as possible,
the route will follow the Lincoln
Highway. The Highway Association
is co-operating in every way with
the Motor Transport Corps for the
success of the trip and will furnish
Cavanaugh, Company JB; Lieut. J. S.
Johnson, Company B; Lieut. G. L.
Blssell, 595th Service Park Repair
To Carry Engineers
For purposes of technical observa
tion, the train will carry a detach
ment of engineers from Camp
Humphries, under Oaptaln Ritchie,
and detachments from the Medical
Corps, Air Service, and Field Artil
lery. The medical detachment will
take care of any ordinary Injuries
or sick cases while the engineers
will be equipped to perform any mili
tary field engineering duties such as
strengthening of bcldffes, the removal
of road obstructions, drafting, and
Tfie train will be preserved intact
throughout the trip, and will be self
sustaining, not being permitted to
call upon outside assistance except
for certain operating supplies, Mich
as gasoline, oil, and water, which
It would be Impracticable to carry 'n
sufficient quantities to last out the
jourpey. Spare parts ana repair ma
terials will be carriea m quantity,
and all repairs, adjustments, or re
placements needed will be Jiade by
the maintenance personnel.
Tn tivinir also, aatual service pn-
dltions will be reproduced as far as
possible, personnel being quartered
either in the trucks or In military
structures along the route.
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BELIEVE ORGANIZED BAND
OF AUTO THIEVES EXISTS
That there really exists an organ
ized band of automobile thieves can
not be denied. This has already re
ceived tangible proof by the arrest
the other day In this city of two men
technically charged with bringing
two stolen automobiles Into the District.
S. Deutsch, of the Signal Motor
Truck Company, gives some valuable
hints to users of motor trucks.
"The life of the motor truck de
pends primarily of course, on the
sturdiness of its construction and
the strength of its component parts.
"But taking It for granted that you
have purchased a good truck, the ' life
of your truck now rests largely with
"If the driver takes an interest In
the truck, keeps It in good condition
and does not let it get out of repair
does not overload it. the trupk will
give long and faithful service.
"But on the other hand. If the
driver takes no Interest in the. truck
or s condition drives It carelessly
overloads It races the motor and
clashes the gears, the truck will suf
fer and Its life will be materially
"So the truck owner should pay as
much attention to the driver of his
truck as to his investigation and his
choice of trucks.
"Several firms who own fleets- of
trucks have instituted a bonus sys
tem by which excellent results have
"Under this system, the driver who
gets the most service out of his truck
witn tne least expense covering a
definite period of time, receives a
bonus. It makes a good driver out
of a poor one and makes a good driver
even more careful."
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