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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 1919.
AUTO SECTION READERS DEMAND AUTOMOTIVE SECTION rxtrroMOTivE " SECTION 8 NEWS Tau column la uevoted to Hi interest of th nutoiit. Jill question to care and tpketp, enrlno trouble, tours, etc. will be rfully anrt fallrnwerel by an expert. QucaMona mtast rcaxh this otflce not lat-r than Thursday to Insure issue In curr.t ek Address all con-mynlcatjons, earn Automobile Editor Washington Times, sl tnc Initials of Inquireryfor Index purpoase If your car Is In trouble on li road and you need a tow or assistance. aail yourself ef The Times Auto Emergency Service. It Is yours for the aakinc bee notice )n ttn ecUcn- Assuming that the vaporizer is a standard form having: both auxiliary air valve and gasoline needle adjust mnt. we will consider the steps for securing property mixture propor tions. If, clouds of black smoke is bue from the exhaust pipe, the mix ture is too rich". The exhaust gas also has a vry pungent smell and will affect the eyes by making them water. At night, a flame will issue from the cylinders or exhaust mani fold when the muffler pipe is discon nected. The value of the mixture can be determined from the color of this flame. A red flame shows an excess of gasoline, a. yellow flash, too much aid. When the mixture is just right, the flame will be blue, in some cases almost inisible. The yellow flame w ill be accompanied by back-flring or popping in the carburetor, this being a positive indication of too much air. or weak ignition. A carburetor delivering a properly proportioned mixture will enable an engine to run steadily at all throttle positions. If an engine will not slow down, but runs well at high speeds, there t too much air in the mixture, either from poor air adjustment or air leaks. If an engine runs well at low speeds but will not accelerate well. 'it means the mixture Is too rich A rich gas also tends to heat up an engine more than a correctly-proportioned mixture. In adjusting a carburetor, first ad vance the spark lever about half way of Jt3 travel and open the throt tle so the engine runs moderately fast. Shut down the needle valve un- f ' EJfKrSjWSI Hewitt permanence Unusual mileage is only one reason why users find lasting satisfaction in rid . ing on Hewitt Tires. Behind Hewitt quality is - another factor of perma nence the stability and soundness of the Hewitt or ganization. Only such a combination could trmH the permanent , vsatisf action which Hewitt $ users will continue to enjoy. fcSWCMMBBBM -BBBrBBBBaLiXa LURfK. IWHiBBBBBl tmemi National-Hewitt Co. Uf (Xl'SJ'OK fl.1 'r. 1 K 7t&BensA St H. W. P3m Froklfe 40S6. til the engine shows down and begins to "pop" back and misfire. This in dicates that the minimum point is reached in fuel consumption. From this low point open the needle valve a little at a time, not more than one eighth turn, and wait i few seconds to seel if the motor picks up speed. The point at which the motor runs fastest without moving control levers, is the best setting. To adjust the air valve, open the throttle and advance the spark to snoed up the engine. Then open the iwr valve up till the motor "pops." This shows the maxi mum amount of air the mixture will stand, then cut down the supply until the engine runs best. If the mixture is correct the engine will pick up speed gradually and run steadily as the throttle lever is moved from low speed to high speed positions. The minimum low speed is regulated by the throttle-stop screw on the car buretor. Monte Brecxes Out Again. Mr. L. J. Faulkner, The Times, "Washington, D. C. Dear Faulkner: Out this way the Coca Cola sings blithely to its mate. The heat gobs in great palls over the community. The morn breaks a tropical sizzle. And all the while the millenium, in sevon league sandals, is beating it across the Sahara for W. Hemisphere with aridity on its fevered breath and a keg of tepid aqua under its arm. What will the poor motorist do? Do, darn it? He'll brush his teeth t the taste of the town and hit the'J open road in quest of a nameless' something he can't get. and acquire health in great gobs as he goes. I'm inclosing a few of the things the motorist will find more interesting than ever the points of interest en route this Blue Book Tour. Next year we'll show the places where the flagon used to flag and the bumper used to bump 'em. Cordially MONTE "W. SOHN. Director of Publicity. PREDICTS TRADE BOOM IN SOUTH A. G. Gulden, who Is In charge of the southern territiry for the Sllche Hn Tire Company, of Milltown, N. J., has just completed a trip ,in the course of which he visited all the Im portant Southern industrial centers. Mr. Gulden speaks most enthusias tically regarding present and future trade possibilities. "I have never seen any territory so wide awake and up and doing as the South is today. The very atmosphere is different from what it was a few years tgo. Everybody is busy and everybody is prosperous. The high arices for cotton which prevailed dur ing the period of the war have en riched the entire section. Not only the planters, but almost every one has made more money than ever before. Even considering that a big share has been put into Liberty bonds, there is still a tremendous surplus which Is being spent to Improve homes and farms, and to purchase things that would have seemed luxuries a few years ago." 'The wealth of the community," con tinued Mr. Gulden, "is reflected In an enormously Increased demand for mo tor cars and motor accessories. Many Southern distributers and declers have been compelled to enlarge their facilities greatly in order to handle the business. "I know from the experience of our own company, which is by no means exceptional, how the Southern trade has grown. "We have Just opened a new distributing branch in Memphis in response to the increased demand for Mlchelin tires in the section for which that city is a center. That makes the third branch the Mlchelin Tire Company has recently opened in the South, the others being in Char lotte, N. C, and New Orleans, La. We have been operating branches for some time in Atlanta, Jacksonville, and Dallas, so that we now have six Southern distributing centers. All are doing a record-breaking business. "Look at the automobile registra tlon figures and you will understand .why this is. The number of automo biles has been increased more rapidly in the Southern States than anywhere else. "I predict that It will not be long .By L. J. FAULKNER. Charles A. Dana, the famous lamented publisher of The New York Sun, once tersely and clearly defined news value. Said he: "If a dog bites a man, it is of little news value. But let the man bite the dog and it becomes a front-page feature at once." For many years in fact, ever since automobile sections came into v.ogue in the newspaper world the real news value of the article appearing in the auto section received little consideration. If the "Jim Dandy" car bought 200 lines of advertising, a half-column story sent from the fac tory told of the marvels of the "Jim Dandy" and why it was really the only car that was worth a second thought. The Washington Times was probably one of the first, if not the first, to issue a real, honest-to-goadness, man-bit-ing-the-dog Automotive Section. Other papers throughout the country are fast reforming their ways, and the so-called "factory dope" sent out to the various auto editors finds its way, unopened, to the waste-paper basket. A few publicity managers of leading manufacturers are waMng up, but a vast number of so-called news articles are the merest piffle and would not even- make good p'aid advertisements. An automotive section today must, first of all, be a real news purveyor, not a clarion trumpet for every make of car using its columns. Under "real news" come articles interesting and of the well-worth-while type. A new car in town deserves a notice of the fact with out praise as to merits. A new garage is, in some cases, worth a picture. It is an addition to the city's automobile prosperity. Articles on better roads are valuable propaganda. Stories about engine troubles simply explained and remedies given are readily devoured even anxiously looked for in each issue. Maps of interesting trips are good occasional features. Editorials attacking local auto evils have good effect. Matters of interest to women motorists are attractive. To sum up, you must please the reader and not the dealer in your columns. The advertiser reaps a far greater advantage in the end. The average reader naturally wonders how the Auto motive editor can obtain the right kind of news. Sometimes an editor, issuing a real live news section, is hard pressed for material. Out of scores of letters received daily, but few can, after a liberal use of the blue pencil, be made available. But there are some bright, very bright, exceptions. One of the most valuable contributors to the Automotive Section of The Times is a factory that seldom advertises its product locally. These articles are real news, in every sense of the word, yet all the publicity the factory receives or asks is the bare statement that the article is written by Mr. Blank, president of the Blank Motor Company. One tire company sends out a series of news talks, which are a collection of imaginary conversations between a badly treated tire and one which has received proper care from its owner. These talks give valuable information to the users of any make of tire and are not only readable, but have a rare touch of humor. The only time the name of the tire appears is in the title of "Blank Tire Talks." The automotive industry has advanced with the times, but the average news dope remains the same as it did a decade ago. It has been aptly called "Small town stuff." FIGHT PROBLEM SOLVED BY TRUCK "Anticipation of a big freight car shortage this autumn has created increased activities among all motor truck users to bring their motor truck equipment up to date, as well as in vesting in new trucks to replace those worn out." says W. L. Kissel, secre tary and treasurer of the Klsstl Motor Car Company. "I understand the reason for their anticipated shortage is the poor con ditions of freight cars; inefficient rnaner in which rolling stock Is be ing handled; delay In making needed repairs, and the fact that the rail road administration is not expected to order new cars, inasmuch as the railroads are to be returned to private ownership next December. 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LOCK YOUR SPARE TIRES L Ve Eight with Eighty Less Parts AJBfPfeR SON nur x vix rz!& i su y & i. fmx y n h -A r V V T BBBBTr. rNJ, "wrT ) 1 I ' "A flfifc M 'S5jHLlLBB51sSBBBBBBBBBBBBBaBBiBBBBBSS t mt VVisB 1 1 l '""''iBBMsalBBBBBBBBBlBBtBttolZJsW MBWfc jSMgbjPsBL J V l j nrHE Spirit of Youth and Summer have their reflection in the lines and chassis of the Apperson 8. All that is vigorous and masterful, tempered and restrained by the full experience of twenty-six years of motor-car building. Power far beyond all needs in the Apperson 8 motor the 8 with 80 less parts. We have just received a few models. If you act quickly you can obtain immediate delivery on day of purchase. AUTO IS LIKENED '&!- ! mmmmmmm, i.miii.i.i-..i...i..i....tii-.....:.i.uut,e.aa.Jvri: TO H U M A N BODY Huntington Motor Company 1805 14th Street Phone North 4332 A Complete Service Is Always at Your Command That there is a close analogy be tween an automobile and the human body is the statement of one of the technical experts on the staff of the United Htatos Tire Company. The carcass of a tire may bo compared to the bones; the tread and side walls to the skin, while inflation pressure Is to a tiro what food is to the body. "When you cut yourself you are careful to wash out the injury and to protect it from infection until it heals. A cut in a tire should be just as carefully looked after, because neglect will be followed by "infec tion" in the form of sand blisters leading to separations and finally "death" in the form of a blowout. Breaks in the carcass of a tire re quire Lhe same attention as a broken bone. The broaks must be repaired and "splints." in the form of a sec tional vulcanized inset, applied in or der to re-enforce the irok'i jari If you did not continually furnish your body with food to replace that used up by the aigst e yr- ut-kts you would soon die. A tire requires a certain inflation pressure to enable it to carry its load. "Digestion," in the form of a leaky valve, diffusion througli the inner tube. etc.. slowly uses up the pressurr unG IT It is not continually replaced the tire soon break along the flexing lines and 'dies" through a blowout. NATIONAL AUTOMOBILE OFFICERS ARE RE-ELECTED President Charles Clifton, of the Pierce-Arrow Motor Car Company, and all of the ofti rrs of the National Automobile Chamber of Commerce, were re-clocted at the meeting of the board of directors in Buffalo. July 16 Hugh Chalmers, of the Chalmers Mo tor Company, is again first vice presi dent; R- D- Chapln. of the Hudson Motor Car Company, second vice prer.i dent (passenger car division): Wind sor T Whit", the White Motor Com pany, second vice president (motor truck division); C. C. Hanch. Maxwell Motor Company, secretary, and H. H Rice, Chevrolet Motor Company, treasurer The New E You WILL Like LCAR Models j P e ' ELCAR Five-Passenger Touring Car D-Four, $1,375. D-Six, $1,575. DEL,IERKD AT YOtR DOOR A Car Built By Builders of Vehicles Since 1873 Tou want your new car to be comfortable and mechanically dependable, as well as attractive in appr aram o. You want it to embody marks of dis tinction that will continuall show evidence of your cood taste and judg ment a car that will not onl he admired, but that will bear up under the most severe tests. DLCAR owner? enjoy the It-'iib ratifaction of full -value received for every dollar invested ELCAR MOTOR SALES CO. 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