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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 1919.
HARFORD COUNTY RURAL SERVICE SUCCESS AUTOMOTIVE SECTION V AUTOMOTIVE SECTION 12 ffi ffi X Si 5 ffi Hi K Si Si Hi Hi Hi MKMMKtWtHU I ! m 0t J- I itfiffiifiSKirefiffi- GENERAL TIRE. ML RURAL TRUCK GROUP SUCCESSFUL a ,ui j LI 3 CORD TIRES GUARANTEED 10,000 MILES (MOST RUN 20,000) Beware of the so-called "Just as Good" Tires, if they were so they would carry the same guarantee as the Hi .) . General Cord Every Regular Size Is An Over-Size Ask Your Dealer TRADE SUPPLIED BY A- EBERLY'S SONS, Inc. 718 7th Street N. W. Phone Main 6557 What could we do when railroad service was unsatisfactory, distance to market excessive for horse travel.J ana local charges for transportation hy motor truck were unreasonably high, but in self-defense organ ire a co-operative association and handle our own hauling, replied the secretary of the Harford county (Md.) rural motor truck route to the query of why the association was formed. A Bol Air businesa man kindly fur nished office room and $5,000, selling 200 shares of stock, which had a par value of $25a share, continued this of ficial. .ach member is obliged to own at least one share of stock, but is lim ited In his stock purchase to twenty shares. We purchased a four-ton truck, which operated between Bel Air and Churchvllle, Md., and Balti more, for hauling milk, cream, and other farm produce to the city and feedatuffs, seeds, salt, fertilizer, ma chinery, and supplies for the rural merchants on the back trip. A Bel Air business man kindly fur- nisnea omce room and clerical as sistance for the association. As soon as the project was well under way a central receiving station was estab lished in Baltimore for the reception and centralization of tne supplies to be returned to the country. No at tempt has been made by the associa tion to earn dividends. Rates are mad with the view to meeting the expenses, providing for depreciation, and accumulating a surplus to be used as working capital. The rate on goods classified as first class and In clusive of apples, axle grease, baskets, butter, beans, buckets, canned goods, coffee, cabbages, cantaloupes, fish, groceries, hardware, dressed hogs, harness, hay. Iron, molasses, machin ery under 400 pounds, notions, oils. onions, oranges, potatoes, dressed bers In selling produce. One farmer had 1,500 bushels of wheat which he desired to market, but as the local miller did not want to buy, and be cause the farmer was too busy with other work to haul the wheat to the railroad, he turned the marketing over to the secretary of the association, who sold the wheat in Baltimore and delivered it there in the club trucks. Milk and cream are hauled daily to the city and delivered at six of the metro politan dairies, while poultry product and other farm produce are marketed with commission dealers and other wholesale firms. Because the eggs were strictly fresh, the association marketed them for Its members at a premium of 3 to 5 cents a dozen over the city quotations. Competent, reliable, and honest op erators, who will make trips in a minimum of time, and handle their cars so as to realize the maximum ef ficiency from their operation, are es sential where the rural truck route is to be successful. The Harford plan is to have both the driver and his helper qualified to operate the machine, so that the helper can replace the driver when necessary. This association also keeps several emergency drivers and helpers in reserve, so that In ease of sickness or accident to the regular crew the operation of the trucks will not cease. It provldos a furnished house at Cbnrchvllle for the accommo dation of these employes, and also suggests the advisability of reward ing faithful operators vrlth a cash bonus for honest and faithful service!. The Harford association is completing a garage and repair shop at Church vllle, which also will be used as a re ceiving station for country freight of the members who do not live along the regular route. The Harford Co-operative Associa tion has fulfilled the purposes for which it was organized. It provides satisfactory transportation aervlcaa at lower rates than the local railroad customarily charges, while the con venience of the farm to farm pick-ups service is very pleasing to the farmera For the hauling of milk and cream, which constitutes the bulk of the busi ness of tho Harford Association, the truck svstem nrovldea minerior fa.. poultry, stoves, automobile tires, ,'clllties to those furnished by rail, espe- i... . . ... .. . - -- co-operative association does not need to pay the heavy license fee to which private individuals who make a business of public hauling are sub ject. The motor route also releases for other more profitable farm work the horses and men formerly engaged In hauling produce either to the rail road or cross country to the city market. According to the experience of the Harford County Co-operative Arso ciation the rural motor route t.up- plles a solution of transportation and marketing problems for many farm ing sectloni which are located net more than thirty to forty miles from a desirable city market, and which are favored with permanent, hard roads. Farmers who organize such associations are advised to study carefully their local conditions, so a to be sure that there is enough year round hauling to justify the estab lishment of a truck route. They should raise sufficient funds at the outset, so that they & pay oasis f a truck. It Is cheaper to operate four or five-ton truck than It is U rvm three of two-ton capacity, pro vided there Is sufficient tonaagi available. As a rule the saw clul will not go wrong if it begins feusi ness with a larger truck, than f really needs, as tho surplus pei will allow for expansion, and d velopment of the haslnew which fa sure to follow In well-selected tee rltory. m Pays for Itself in 3 Months 1 MILLER CARBURETORS vegetables, and automobile. :i auto! clallv in that it minimizes the dam- truck, buggy, and wagon whee'slages and loss of milk cans which, in is 15 cents a hundredweight, while the Instance of railroad transnortatlon. r , nnnimnn immi 5I3VO 35IA 35I3HT TAHT WOW2 UOY Od MJ0T2 83JWOMOTUA 000tSl HA3Y YS3V3 2AU0H AU01-YTW3WT YJ13V3 30 23TUMIM 3VH YA3V3' 3M0 HO ?5!3WEWA 3HT 81 TAHW JAKOK-'TCaHT YTIM038 A & ti .fsr y?vvZnsMtMslBBsjiKT iBssv second class articles such as axes are hauled for 12 cents a hundred pounds. Calves are transported to market for 50 cents apiece, while live cattle and hogs are handled at 50 cents a hun dredweight. It costs 25 cents a cood to ship chickens, while cream and! milk are hauled at 2 cents a gallon, the empty cans being returned. Wagons (knocked down) are hauled according to shze: One-horse wag ons, 2; two-horse, S3; three-horse, 34; and four-horse, 5. Pays For Lost Goods. The association pays its members for all goods lost or destroyed. ' Where the shipper desires Insurance ' against loss, the charge for hauling, cream is 4 cents a gallon, while If the farmer Is willing to assume the risk, the same charge is made for hauling ' cream as for milk- In case of loss all ' i cream shipments made at the milk i Irate are compensated for on a ml Ik basis. If the shippef pays the 4-entj ' rate, all loses are settled at the mar ket price of cream. Thus far dam ages have been paid out of operating revenues, although it is believed a safer policy would be to create a special reserve or claim fund to pro vide for such expenses. Another good plan is to take out sufficient in surance to cover both the trucks and goods in transit in case of loss. The members of the association who live along tho route have con structed loading platforms at their front gates. They are the same height as the floor of the truck, thus facilitating the transfer of freight from the platform to the motor vehi cle. At present, due to the expansion of the business, ana especially to the hauling for country stores, the Har ford Association operates one four ton and one five-ton truck, which make dally trips to Baltimore, the distance traveled being about sixty miles. This Maryland cooperative club is of valuable assistance to its members in both the purchase and sale of prod uce and supplies. Members notify the Secretary of their needs, and as soon as a sufficient number of orders , Is on hand he buys at wholesale in i large amounts in Baltimore, thereby, markedly reducing the cost of the ar ticles to the farmers, as well as mini mizing trouble In purchasing and hauling goods for mese consumers. In case the individual farmer wishes to make his own purchase he does so, and has the supplies delivered at the receiving station, so that they may be hauled by truck to his farm. The motor service is of incalculable value to the members during periods of rush work when machines break. and they are able to telephone to the city for repairs and have them deliv ered by the truck perhaps the same afternoon that the accident occurred. The association also aids its mem- usually represents a heavy outlay. According to the Maryland law the Take a Vacation "To pitch my tent with no prosy plan. ?o range and to chango at will; o mock at the mastership of man. To seek Adventure's thrill." All outdoor invites the motorist to partake of nature's cure for tired and weary nerves when he has the proper equipment to enjoy it. Touring is a pleasure when you do not have to depend on con gested hotels in the noisy cities for your night's rest. With the Stoll Auto Bed and water proof tent you run your car at sundown over to tne wood or crest of the hill overlooking that beautiful country, make up your bed in five minutes, set up the grid or stove, get a pail of water, make your coffee, fry the bacon and eggs and you will enjoy a meal fit for kings. Treat yourself to the best in camp equipment, you will never re gret It. PwSfcSBsfl(BHKjlHBHal b0S&96vsS5s&hH1JIQri Iror full Information eall at 1608 14th St American Auto Top Shop n I I MAtfl-TLAm ! MASTER STORAGE BATTERY Guaranteed in Writing for 18 Months This guarantee means that the Mac-Lar Battery with which it is given will stand up and be usable for at least one year and a half. Long life and extra high capacity per unit of plate area are combined in the Mac-Lar, assuring, as no other battery will, the highest efficiency and satisfaction at the lowest cost. Note the prices: All 6-Volt Mac-Lar Batteries, $25 All 12-Volt Mac-Lar Batteries, $36 We have a Mac-Lar Master Battery to fit your car. FEDERAL BATTERY SERVICE is meaning more and more to Washington motorists every day. Any make of battery promptly and properly recharged, repaired or rebuilt at fair and square prices. Phone North 222 our service truck will call for and deliver your battery without charge or delay. Rental batteries for all cars. Federal Storage Battery Co. j Incorporated 1525 Seventh St. N. W. Depended upon by the racing fraternity because of its proven worth Isn't thai evi deuce enough for you to equip your car wins the Miller? It conserves power. It generates force and economizes the vital fluid. Phone, Write or Call for Descrfp five Booklet It is fool proof. It is unaffected by climat ic conditions. It has no springs to adjust or get out of order. It breaks up the gasoline into eleven parts instead of one. It is guaranteed for the life of the car. It pays for itself in three months of ordi nary mileage. It will consume, efficiently, a poorer 'grade of gaso line than any other car buretor made. GENERAL DISTRIBUTORS LIBERTY CAR SALES CO. PHONE MAIN 560 1212 E ST. N. W. A Dream Advertisement of a New Car Designer- After a supper of welsh rare-bit and four bottles of 2.75. (Hepristed by the courtesy of the Ltfttt Judge Publishing Company.) EHBHSSSSJH''"lrtT tt J& . , ,: iA.r't Bhfti fllRHHHKxfit. tIbB9 i THE TITAN THIRTEEN TantafUftnffly Terrible With Its Terrific Thirteen Titanic Cylinders! THE car with the flexibility of oil, the strength of -wild horses and the control of a baby-carriage. Twenty years ahead of all other ears and three years ahead of itsalf. The Utopian Dream of Engineers and Motorists. Automobile Scientists have long strug gled with the problem, "How can we get even with the public by giving them an uneven number of cylinders?" And our accessory department solved the problem: "Put the extra cylinder in the tool box""' And there "t is! Accessible, non-consuming of gasoline, yet ready at a rainute-'s notice to be in stalled with the aid of our Titan (pat ented) buttonhook and shoe-horn. When you see these specifications, you'll wonder how we ever achieved them to wonder at it ourselves. M SPECIFICATIONS COLOR. Vivid rreen with pink running- ffear. A particularly appealing paekto-nature combination. SEATING CAPACITY. Roadster. 2 persons: special A&-leaf body. (You'll blush when you see it.) POSITION OF DRIVER. Riffht side up. even on curves. WI1EEL13ASE. 154 inches. Will turn In any 10-acre field. GAUGE. 50 inches. Givlns that plercin? arrow effect. WHEELS. Cast-iron. (Wc were formerly In the wheelbarrow business and have a lot of old stock to be used up.) FRONT TIRES. 30x3V. An odd size: in faet. the whole machine is odd. The tires are inflated in our factory with special brand of publicity-agent hot-air, an inexhaustible source and incurably resilient. REAR TIRES. 34x4 U- Solid rubber: proof against blow-outs. SERVICE BRAKE. Pressure on rig-ht foot pedal releases differential and most of rear axle construction, which instantaneously drops to road and forms a positive and ef ficient drat;. Mapnetlzed frame ploks up "dras" automatically when foot is released. EMERGENCY BRAKE. We believe an acci dent policy is the best insurance against emergency, and have arranged it so that our agents can write a full liability policy for you. CYLINDERS. Thirteen! Oh, we're proud of that number, once unlucky now destined to be a panacei for all motoring evils. HORSEPOWER. Indeterminable. Some say 30, some say 00. We believe It must be about 41. C. O. D. rating. LUBRICATION. Splash with percolating pump. RADIATOR. A new plan regular tubular type for winter with refrigerator equip ment for summer. COOLING SYSTEM. Syphon system deaijrned by one of the best ex-bartenders from Broadway. IGNITION. Special clause In fire Insurance policy protects you on that. Easy com bustible type. MOTOR. Highly indignant type. Responds to the least insinuation of the driver. De signed by one of the great tinsmiths In the famous Ford asylum. CARBURETOR. Especially designed for the Titan Thirteen will run with gasoline, kerosene, vaseline, asperin, or antiphlogio tine. STARTER. Equipped with the ever-sure Arm strong self-commencer. Nothing to get out of order. No battcrie to run down. LIGHTING. The newest improved indirect lighting" at no cost as It all comes from the other car. This Is a feature- which makes. a hit (generally a telegraph pole.) STEERING GEAR. Worm and hook type (whence came the famous saying- in the trade "The worm will turn"). EXHAUST. Your patience will soon take care of this feature. SPRINGS. Semi-lunatic front and three-quarters rheumatic rer the farther back you get In the car tne greater that Titan rheu matic sensation becomes. AXLES. Three-quarter floating rear axle and the front one is a little better tied. We hide the secret of its floating buoyancy it's an exclusive Titan patent. CLUTCH. Tho famous Cohen clutch with a very natural grasping dispositon. It docs take hold! GEAR SHIFT. The motor Is so flexible that you never have to shift gears. In view of this unusual condition we omitted the gears entirely. Think what a saving In weight that means. INTAKE. That Is a special feature demon strated by our sales-agent when you buy a car. BEARINGS. TlKkllng bearings throughout. UPHOLSTERING. Special reinforced con crete, mauve color and durable as Gibral tar. You'll feel the 18-lnch depth of It the first bump you go over. LIMOUSINE MODEL. Delgned by one of the best aquarium designers In the country. A purchaser of a Titan is generally a gold fish lor a. sucker), and our car fits your personality. PRICE. And now about the price. Ah. we knew that would come up in your mind sooner or later. Our satisfied customers say "It Is priceless." We are offering the first lot our jjroductlon is limited, remem ber of only iS.OOO cars at an introductory price of f7.458.2S. That includes the freight from Yonkers to New York, the war tax (and an amusement tax which our agents pay the Government when they make a sale), and complete tools and equipment, including z robe rail and bird cage in the limousine type. But you must see it to appreciate it. Its low price, we fear, discredits it. DELIVERY. Any time after we get your certified check or cash. These cars are so much in demand that you are really sold before you buy. See our agents at once you may be too late even now. Or write us direct at Box 23. t THE TITAN TERRIBLE THIRTEEN MOTOR WORKS, LIMITED BUNKERS, NEW YORK Judge. 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