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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 1919,
10 SUCCESS NATIONAL AUTO SHOW ASSURED AUTOMOTIVE ) SECTION I AUTOMOTIVE SECTION i Vi. FRUIT SELLERS TIE UP COASI ROADS LOS ANGELES. JCU Ane. 25. Eastern anto taariats fsastlngr along: the ro&dsMa on California fruits, 'tlKra.ten to caase a revision of- the traffic Jaws in the vicinity of Los Angeles. pA curious situation has developed as & result of -what are called "high way markets. These are frnit and vegetable stands scattered through out the suburbs on the edges of or chards and truck gardens. The trouble comes from auto par- tires stopping on heavily traveled highways to purchase the tempting displays fresh from the fields. Con gestion and delay result, especially where the little markets are opposite each other, as is frequently the case. There Is no law to enforce a motorist to shorten his stay or move off the road. In the case of repairs on a car, or other necessities for stopping, the law decrees that the four wheels of the car must be off the road. In buying fruit . and vegetables, however, the car may stop as long as the owner desires, in the roadway. The tourists are delighted with the present ar rangement, while the natives, al though not wanting to displease their guests, are appealing to the Chamber of Commerce, and the Automobile Club of Southern California for some sort of relief. LOCK YOUR SPARE TIRE. We Are Going Back Home To On Own Salesroom 4128-30 Conn. Ave. N. W. , We will not more a used car back 'from bur present salesroom. ' You can practically name your ,own price oh feny used, car we have. HARPER OVERLAND CO., 1405 H Si N. W. FrankHn 4307 USED CARS Mm : We Buy Your Car for CASH or Sell You One Ufa Easy Payments AtLOWESTPRICES CASH PAID FOR GOOD CARS I See Oar Stock FVt Washington Moi or Exchange 2024 Fotxrteenth St N. W. fl M. A. Dempf North 4728 J. Fulton Lfeon FARMER IS BIGGEST MOTOR TRUCK USER The biggest users of motor trucks in the world are the American farm ers, with 79,789 motor trucks in op eration. Manufacturers come second with 75.928, and retailors third with 74, 486. These figures are taken from - re liable statistics for the year 1917. Es timates for 1918 show a tremendous Increase in the number of motor trucks in use.; but the farmer still In the lead. t is estimated that during 1918 ap proximately 50.000,000 tons of farm products were hauled to market in motor trucks by the farmers and gardners of the United States. Cheaper Than Horse. The actual operating figures aver aged for the United States show that motor truck transportation is twice as cheap as horse-drawn transportation. The motor trpek handles life's necessities. "Legislation which hits motor trucks hits at the very source of the life supply of the people " sys R. B. Fulton, vice president of the Inter national Motor Company. "To un wisely legislate against the motor truck la to take food away from those who need it and to Increase its cost. The motor truck. Is the people's friend and servant, and legislation aime dto injure and handicap motor truck transportation is a blow against the best interests of the people both producers and consumers." Ssvres Perishable Staffs. "Much of this 250,00,000 tons of food products hauled from pie farm to the dey bj motor trucks was "of a perishable nature, and hundreds of thousands of tons of it would have, been lost but for the rapid transpor tation possible with the motor truck. "Legislation aimed to hit motor truck transportation s the result of a narrow-minded attitude of some who hold mistaken notions that the motor truck hurts certain interests. The motor truck serves the needs of the people. It is for the people, both producers and consumers, to see that the motor truck is given & square deal" and not discriminated against. "Discrimination against motor trucks is discrimination against the source of livelihood of the people." LOCK YOUR CAR. LOCK YOUR SPARE TIRE. The Times Auto Emergency Service Is At Yotzr Disposal If yon are in need of a haul home, gasolene, or help of any kind Call Main 5-2-6-0 (Pat this memo in yoar note book) & 1 1 m. "" We Are Now -1 In Many Eastern States For Distributors DmmondT THE. NATIONfe BREIGST CAR AS WELL AS GIANT TRUCKS ft i ! ! REALIZING that the mannfacfane of GIANT trucks was limited, we decided to take on i additional line provided it could meet the following requirements: An extraordinarily strong company with facil ities for making an extraordinarily fine truck and a service arrangement that would make it possible to even improve the remarkable rec ord vre have made in this respect with Giant Trucks. We found all these combined in "DIAMOND T" TRUCKS and our service arrangements "with this factory enable us to state positively that no other distributor of motor trucks anywhere can offer such prompt and efficient service. As many parts are interchangeable on GIANT and DIAMOND TS, and as our immense stock of GIANT parts has been greatly increased by an immense shipment of DIAMOND T parts, we are in a better position than ever to hold our motto "SERVICE ABOVE ALL." We have opened branches in PHILADEL PHIA, PITTSBURGH and NORFOLK that carry such complete stocks of trucks and repair parts as to assure deliveries anywhere and our usual efficient service that enables owners to have every tru-k in operation three hundred and thir teen days a year. Here are the most vital features of construction of the DIAMOND T: Continental Motor (Red Seal) Timken Worm Drive Stromberg Thnken Bearings Carburetor Gemmer Steering - Smith Frame Spicer Universal Mather Springs Joints Bosch Magneto Brown-Lipe Transmission and Clutch Sizes 1, y2y 2, 3y2, 4 and 5 tons each and every type equipped with PIERCE GOVERNORS and - HUBODOMETERS. From the y2 ton up all equipped with CAB and WINDSHIELD; from the 2 ton up all equipped with RADIATOR GUARDS AND BUMPERS. H WRITE FOR OUR SPECIAL BOOKLET, "A MONUMENT TO TRANSPORTATION." Forst Brothers, Inc. GENERAL OFFICES 1315 New York Ave. N. W. Washington, D. C. BRANCHES 117 South Negley Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa. 2124 Race Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 823 Granby Street Norfolk, Va. Additional Show Space Assures National Winter Exhibits Great Success For the first time in its history," the automobile industry will enjoy, this winter, ample housing: facilities tor the annual national shows. This' con dition has been brought about by' the addition to the list of buildings here tofore occupied, two of the largest structures of .their kind In the world. It rill therefore be possible to hold, fnr the first time, passenger and com mercial departments of the shows the same week, both at New York and Chicago. Grand Central Palace will bu available for the passenger car section of the "New York show. Several Important facts fndicate that the coming: exhibitions wilf be the greatest in the history of the industry. The holding of the two de partments at the same time will in sure a greater attendance of dealers and prospective buyers. The manu facturers will have a gi cater variety of improvements to exhibit than for many years. There will bit Important additions to the family of exhibitors. By reason of the added space the exhibits will be more comprehensive than formerly. The unprecendented demand for cars, aside from all other considera tions, indicates a record attendance. And finally the management is already assured of the presence of foreign buyers. ' The details of arrangements are as follows: January 3-10. Twentieth annual national exhibition of passenger cars and accessories at Grand Central Pal ace, New York. January 3-10 National exhibition of commercial cars and accessories at Eighth Coast Artillery Armory, Klngsbridge Road, New York. January 24-31 Twentieth annual national exhibition of passenger cars and accessories at the Coliseum and First Itegiment Armory, Chicago. January 24-31 National exhibition of commercial cars and accessories, at International Amphitheatre, Chicago. WOMAN IN THE THE ? aWj 5ff car ' mm ltLB i i iGE7rarffj aLZiBLSSiiBB JHfnSiggs EADf AND FANC1EP FEMlNtNEr- MOTORIST There are so many lovely and serv iceable coats to be seen, suitable for these cool evenings, t is -Quito hard to choose. The cape-coat is prevalent, nd the loose dolman, in many soft lhades bison, twilight blue, taupe ind brown, offset by brightly colored Hnlngs of flowered silk or satin. One Kat particularly adaptable to motoring- Is of taupe velour, leather trim med, with roll collar and cuffs. A fur coat or cape will be very welcome in the fresh air of late evenings, and can be so comfortably slipped on with out rumpling the gown, underneath. If a coat is not desired, a long two-skin boa of dyed red fox, or a cape, will be found serviceable. And hats! Any small hat, easily veiled, is the thing for your" automo bile. Tho regulation motor cap which used to be a favorite has been dis carded for the dressier, modish toque, which is still a correct part of the costume out of the machine. A dis tinctive one seen recently, of brown lisere braid, follows the lines of a Jockey cap, with a brim turned up cIobo around the back, and a small visor; narrow brown grosgraln ribbon binds the base of a close taffeta crown, and meets in a tiny bow over the visor. Very smart with a, fine veil. Another close-fitting model combines French crepe in the popular henna shade with lisere braid of dark blue; an interwoven panel of the crepe and braid decorates one side in a new touch, and two small braid balls swing on crepe straps from the center of the crown. The harem veil used with this toque gives a distinctly Oriental effect The influence of the woman of the family must be reckoned with in the motor world today. She usually has a deciding voice in the selection not only of the automobile Itself, but as her knowledge of motor matters In creases, also has a pronounced In fluence in the selection of the tires. Getting home rom a motor trip without tire trouble means a good deal of satisfaction to the man who drives, but means fully as much to the lady In the back seat who, though only a passenger and not called on for aid when tire changes are made, likes to finish a run without experi encing the futile exASTMra.tinn rannerl I by a bad tire. r There is something In th famfnln make-up which brings feeling of keen i nurauiauon to the lady passenger i who- altb m a car and watches other I machines roll smoothly by while her gtivec ions away at a tire change. The commiserating stares of the autolsts who go by don't add any thing to her happiness. Accidents will happen even in the best tire families, sdjUie United States Tire Company opines popularity of its tires with feminine; motorists. But to the woman who drives, dependable tires are a special- boon because the occasions when she must change a tire are few and far between. AUTO SUBURBAN TRAVEL CALLED MORE POPULAR U.S,AUT0S OUTSTRIP RAILROAD MLEAGE "It is almost a certainty," states S. M. How, general sales manager of the Haynes. Automobile Company. Koko mo, Ind., "that the average American citizen, were he asked, would declare that the seating capacity and mileage of the combined automobiles of the country are far less than that of all the passenger trains of the nation. A few authentic figures, however, will serve to prove this to be an illusion, and to show that the nation's automo biles, in point of mileage and carry ing capacity, grektly exceed the rail roads. "The figures show that there are 6, 000,000 automobiles in use in the Uni ted States today. Thl Indicates that an average mileage of 3.000, which is low, the total mileage equals 18.000, 000,000 miles per annum, which, multi plied by an average of three passen gers, means that the total passenger mileage is 64,000,000,000. "The passenger mileage of automo biles exceeds that of the railroads by over 20,000,000,000 miles,, because the latest available figures show that the official railroad passenger mileage was 32,384,247,663. Automobiles, on a basis of 300 days of use and an av erage of only two passengers, carried 3,600,000,000 persons, compared with the railroads' total of 976,303,602. "The seating capacity of the 6,000. 000 automobiles In use In the United States Is estimated at not less than 30,000.000 people. The total seating capacity of .railroad cars, of which there are 55,705, is about 3,600,000 people. To carry the people now car ried by automobiles would require 60,000 new passenger coaches and 14, 072 new locomotives at a combined cost of $1,184,000,000, to say nothing of passenger tracks, depots, and 'em ployes at an expense impossible to calculate. "These stupendous figures are al most beyond human conception, but they give some idea of the vast rami fications of the automobile Industry and the tremendous extent to which the automobile has entered our lives." From the Liberty Bell A bonehead who Is interested In his job is a whole lot better than a smart slacker. It is said that old Doc Auto had to give the motor gas before he could operate. A good listener is the- best enter tainer (especially when he's with a guy who prefers to talk about his own car). ' The fellow who mounted the "Rim o' the world" Route, and unfortu nately ran over Ute edge, etfseyee4 tha.t It was also-a demeuatabte rlw. Ray IX Ater In year opIrIm, wk was America's, greatest reater of fiction? ' . . i '.- Repair Sill Well, the guy wk named the "ene-maii top was Be slouch. The crowning achievement of nineteen years' suc cessful automobile engineering. A veritable novelty at its best bold, radical and sweeping, yet not freakish in design. i is mechanically correct. Full comparison by extraordinary first and lasting im pression is challenged' with any car, regardless of price. 'A -Few for Immediate Delivery Motor Company of Washington 24th M Streets N. W. Telephone West 710 Gi(een Says: - l ' '. The Surety Will '' i Wash, Oil and' Grease . Your Car Any Time , - Day or Night Andmey will Do it, loo- . . The Surety Garag, and Motor Co 14th & V Sts. N.W. . e nvc. v ViOi& Jst?? 6&a: vfc? - " m ' m& " The glove for the wheel is unques tionably the slip-on g&untlet, strapped at the wrist, cray or mauve, according: to your costume. Washable leather, in tan, gray or white, has many possibilities. For the little foot trail you will be g-lad you wore low-heeled Oxfords, of Shrewsbury grain; they defy the scratches of stones as well as' of the clutch, are modish in cut, and most sensible. To carry ou( the sportsman like effect, and also to be perfectly free to walk, you will leave your mo tor coat on the rail and don A soft angora or knitted silk shawl scarf of leaf brown, rose or gray, caught in at the waist with a narrow leather belt. This new article has many ad vantages over the sweater of last spring-. "Using a Dort car for daily trans portation between suburb and city is becoming more and more popular," says H. S. Daniels, of the Dort Motor Car Company. "Increased costs of other transpor tation and the inadequate train and electric railway facilities in many large cities have placed the motor car ipto direct competition for this sort of travel. The convenience of the automobile la well recognized, and riow it is able to compete on a money basis for short hauls. "Many Dort owners are using their cars for suburban travel and using them every day. People would much rather live in the outskirts, and how to get down town quickly Is all that prevents many from living way out from the business district. The motor car solves this problem." LOCK YOUR CAR. LOCK YOUR SPARETIRE. tfBBHk mUF sB" GORSOri'S Hit of used cars offers the way to a vacation that is really worth while. The price of our cars is low enough to enable you to secure the most oat of the money spent for a summer trip. De cide now to inspect our stock. LARGEST USED CAR DEALERS. CONVENIENT TERMS. 1910-18 FBAXKUX Tourinr Cars and Sedans; all modali; mechanlcallr perfect; splendid equipment, at In teresting prices. 1018 LOCOMOBIU Roadster, cus tom built bodr. very clasor; ratp ped with cord Urea and extras. A snap. 1919-18-17 BTTTCK Tooring- Cars. Roadsters, Coupes and Sedans, 4 and -cyl. models; largest variety In the city. 1918-17 DODGE Tonrtns Cars and Roadsters, alto Sedans with -wire wheels; large selection; as low as seoo. 1910 ESSEX Touring: run 2100 miles, mechanically A-l; -splendidly equip ped. A bargain. 1018 DIDDLE ; 4-pass. Touring, very claasyi wire wheel equipment; splendid mechanical condition. 1918-17 MABMONS Touring Cars and Club Roadsters; cord tires, wire wheels and extris. 1918-17 OAKLAND SIXES Touring Cars and Roadsters; Splendid shape, xoetlent equipment; very low price. 1918-17 CnAXDLERS, Sport models. Coupes, Touring Cars and Sedans, 4-. i; and 7-paasenger: at Inter 'estlng prices. 1018-17-16 8TUDSBAKZ31 4- and -eyl. Touring Cars and Roadsters; large number to select from; as low as 1450. 1918-17 HUDSON'S Touring Cars. Se dans; 4-pasa. Speedsters and Cab riolets; largest variety In the city; low prices. 1018 LIBERTY SIX Touring; tip-top condition; shows no wear whatever, a number of extras. 1018-17 OLDSMOBILES, 8- and i eyl. Touring Cars. Roadsters and 4-pasc Sport models; as low as J850. 1018-17-18 CADILLAC l-cyl. Sport models. Touring Cars, Bedans and Coupes; excellent condition - fUures. 1018-17 FORDS, Sedans, Couptf, Touring Cars and Roadsters; all models; some equipped with oleo trlc starters and demountable rims; at low; prices. GORSON'S AUTOMOBILE EXCHANGE 238-240 NORTH BROAD ST., PHILADELPHIA, PA. Agents Wasted. Closed Sundays. Send Tor Free Catalog. I! 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Its enormous 10-inch frame the strongest ever put under a truck of this size gives an idea of the steel-bridge construction, balanced over-size and huge factors of safety throughout. This, then, is the MASTER TRUCK: everything of the best; every thing stronger than need be; every detail a developed success, adapted and designed into a perfect whole by engineers famous in the Truck industry since its beginning. And, far more conclusive than anything we can say, is the record of MASTER TRUCK owners all of them for there never has been one who will not say it is literally "the Master of them "all." Master of the Load on Any Road DIS1TUBUTORS General Auto Truck Co. 21st and Virginia Ave. N. W. Phone Wet 2166 .