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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, SATURDAY: OCTOBER 4; 1919. 7i55rl THE BICYCLE COMES INTO ITS OWN AGAIN AUTOMOTIVE SECTION ' Ti!b column is aevoted to th toUMt et toe autoist. Alt qaesUons s t ears as kp. nto travblM, tears, .. -win k nertlljr an folly asewerea by mi QeesUees awt mck this ofaee a na TiriMtr to n . Ktn nit MM le'cUi untcaaeM mC mter paraotfce cerrmt ee seed a'toiaar f TW TtoH Ami la year for t setose. Attfomahila EdUar WuklartM ttea. ! Uu talttals .if IncttttA-ereeex p If rear car la is tieenw ea the nl even irpra!! MttM tatSfe to grind valves whMi are holding, r they eaanet We "Improved ami may be Injured. Her de seen articles usually give instruction for de termtelag which valve, are in good shape ami held lag compression and wMek ones are allowing the eom prsesed mixture and burning gases from the ignited charge to pass by tnem When to teaye 'mat Aleve. It is just as important to know when to leave a valve alone, so far as grinding is concerned, as to know ho wto grind one. The common among automobile owners, and in many garages, of grinding; every valve motor, whether it For a number of years the writer has been partteularly Interested In internal eoiubsmUott engines, and has read all the artistes on thelronfe and construction wWea eeaat- WT obtain ed and .wfctca Urn would permit. xns timasnaaa of books tide have Ifcaiuiit a great on the saajeot a valves, their ear and Trtmlia Mfr of these have been very mnaenent arttelee, and. should be of ide to the automobile owner who ewe his own repair work. Tfcey aoatained detailed in structions as' f Just how valves should be lmsiu i cleaned, and ground, so that aljnoat any one eould do this work If he could understand Um. Kaa-lish laasmag. Bat among all the articles on the subject of valves and valve-grinding, net -one has brought what, in the' writer's opinion.-is a very im portant -point, namely: that only leaky valves should be ground, and that it is worse than wasting time on a needs it or "tot, not oabr wastes a tjf time great deal elf thste 'and- energy, but very often causes sf valve to leak which,, in all probaMUcr. would have 4 continued to give goad, service if merely cleaned off with 'gasoline or kerosene and the bearing face left untouoned. " It has been the writer's observa tion that in 'nearly every case where an automobile -engine is torn down, or ha the cylinder head removed for inspection and.' overhauling, only some . of the . valves . need grinding; often only two or three valves are leaking. It is ohvtouai that a valve which m not permitting any- gas to escape past It cannot he improved' upon. It may he that its stem has a little gummy oil or carbon, on it which if not removed will cause trouble later on, and perhaps there are carbon deposits' around Its. seat and. near its face which ought to" pe removed, but all this can be done without Injuring the. perfect face which has boon formed and polished by thousands of seettags while tine engine waa --to '.operation. - This pel-' fan is much better -than any which can be given by an ordinary, grind bag, . and should net be touched as .. A I4TTLS MOTOR TRIP." ITou're lonely, blue, and sere op- 90-DAY GUARANTEE ON ALL REPAIR WORK. Mtf foet nf JO a ait work. eus. floor apace ami -flcafct aarvice. ' SbbbmsW' Wa Tarn yactsjfar '--. I well a MYER H. WTLLCHER car BfexeTiGiAjr. 1341WSIrmtN. W. D.C m eept in wiping eff the valve with gasoline or - kerosene. In ease' the gummed ell on - the valve stem is too hard to be removed with gasoline or kerosene a pieee of emery cloth or some mineral wool may be used, and these may alse be of'Uoe in removing carbon around the valve head or near Its seat In the cylinder head or engine casting. Whenever emery is used on the stem, however, care should be exercised to wash off all the particles of emery from the metal before returning it. Otherwise these particles will prob ably remain between the valve stem sad the valve-stem guide and cause & lot of unnecessary weac Now, of course, the man who has always made a practice of grinding all the valves every time he removed the cylinder head, is asking: "How oak -you toil which valves bav.e boon leaking and. which have been hold ing?" Well, 4t isn't so hard as might be thought at first. Like lots of other things, it is soon learned by close observation and lack of sudr obser vation has been responsible for the too general practice of grinding all valves whether they need It ox. not On many engines it ia .possible to tall almost at a glance which valves are holding and which are not; on otb,er engines it is more difficult. On a properly copied engine and one where the valves are properly timed, it may be accepted as a general rule that valves which are evenly sooted over and, therefore, have perfectly black heads, are holding, while those which are red- or brownish on top, or show the metal plainly, without a covering of neat or carbon, are leak ing. By observing the tops of the valve head aa oon as the cylinder -hoaeV taSromovea and thoa.oaref ully in specting the face and seat, one will quickly learn to tl la leaky valve. Arnold P. Terkee, in Motor. - - n - -j - - - . (asasamml - Wjt "' - -'J: - y- ' OPSBKVsCE . TourMfe la sad, f orient; Tou rue the day you oa'me. this .way- The hear you were bom. Perhape you have malaibC Or possibly the pip:. . There's Just one panacea Take A. little motor trip. Or maybe you are feeling keen;--. i zour step as oeoonair; x . fTaur cfteeks reat'ha-hplnoss; . Ton know m bum ileus aam. ' " tTou feel that you should watch "your step Jjostjoy should make you slip; There's-Just one. -perfect , safety-valve .A little motor trp. The darling maiden of your heart Perhaps has gurgled "Kay;" Tou'd like to drown your sorrows, but There is no wa. today. Or possibly she's murmured "Yes;" In either case your lips Tarn down r up you'll find relief In little motor trips. Of course there is a moral to This jingle writ in rhyme, Bor-ofeberw40eyour reeding it- N Would be a waste of time; So here X is: In joy or woe The nip upon your Mp. Can't stimulate a fellow like A little-motor trip. '. THtCf - '-asyv mstm -, :Jsr jsma---iss . sassK . mr- ' m '" I ' ' '"" I w .1 e Hands1 of the Auto TMef (SERVICE By J. FATJLKNEE. - - ,: T - A remarkable -re jurenatioii has taken' plaob -Nritltotiae last year in the bicycle field, and manyAfaiopowiieb had either abandoned . its manufacture dr ladgonert'into other business are. now resuming the making of the k once very popular "wheel.' ' This sudden rise again to popularity has been" caused in a great measure by two factors. One is the increase in street car fares and the other one the congested housing facilities in most larjre eities, forcing a large number of people to take residence in outlying districts. The scarcity ot automobiles ha also to some extent been a faVdwble inceaiiye. - , ' , However, whatever ;the cause, it is welcome new to learn-that the "bike" which -at one time wasiihe most cu lar means of exerobe and recreation that we had; isodming back, iato its own; There is probably no more heful exercise for children, and grown-ups as well, than.' ridiffe a Dicycie. All muscles are brought into play, and on xeoeives all the benefit possible from getting out into the 'opea.' It also solves the - serious handicaps of increased : car fare and enables the average worker to reach "his place of business in quicker time and with no discomfiture. CClie average bicycle today is a far different product from that pf two decades ago. It is more standardised arid better made in all respects. This has been due undoubtedly to the fact that the buying public has been taught by the automobile makers Tto demand the very best units in the construction of the product. . . . . , .Another important comparison is the prices of biojple in contrast with those in the solden days. They are!.much more reasonable and the bicycles are far better built . ' -JFpr a long period it was considered hardly the proper thing io be seen, riding a bicycle, bur this Reeling has -now worn.off, and the great value :of the bicysle from an eco nomic standpoint is being more fully realized. ..This-manufacturers themselves are looking forward to a very;, great revival and are laying their plans accordingly. This opti mism .on their part is very well foumieand based on fairly accurate statistics that were gathered from all' over the country.' ' r It is not a spasmodic regeneration but founded -on a very healthy basts. Iff nothing-' else is gained by . thisV com ing ttck."'of ther "wheel" but the partial relief-of arfieet m TRUCKS -it CUTLMHgCOST babL' TIBS " " Vv B' IN THE ommsa " .. .t- asssssssst I Ls llniileaol. manaa VfiUl AflUlrUIUkV rW i massssssaastJt , X Washito. branoh TO . TLLC. mm sssmfsmmV atasm CCsJU4lliJr .aaajW 7rCaBssmmmmmmsmT lArVQr-VT- smanf MBK4VlBsiBmmmmssssl mml UgKaHnsL mTiim smmd r iSa-K I -s, . i .isiaanzmnmm z2sLssssssssssssssssssmi omtod mgf car oagewtion,-veTy much has been accomplished.- THEFT INSURANCE RATS FXF1AINF0 't - ' X." 3- V .With "PERRY" V, ujfe j Jhait Jbityct W()n,t Touch . f?,f. Recomniended by Insurance Companies, Boards of Under wite,.Undewrites, Laboratories, Police Departments and Au fcwKitlve Engineers. They qck the car better than if you took you; steering wheel with you when you leave the car. The principle is simple. The steering wheel is disconnected:; from service and it is absolutely powerless to guide the can '. . "It spins around like a top." ' -Prices range from 6.50 up, accordingto the make of car. -15& reduction in insurance rates are allowed users of the "PERRY" . Under present underwriting meth ods theft protection -Is not obUinaMe atacly. according to an article In the Maryland Motorist. It must be taken out along with the Are policy. the car owner desires policy com bining Are and theft he has the op tion of either a "valued" or "non valued" form. The nonvaluod policy was described in the last article. The valued policy differs from the non valued policy, only in that the value of the property insured is predeter minded. The policy reads: "The said automobile, described herein, is val ued at the sum insured," hence, In the, event of a total loss, settlement Is made for the face of the policy. I The. theft policy covers loss or damage to the automobile. Its equip ment or parts excepting ' (a) robes, wearing apparel and personal effects; I (b) tools and repair equipment un-j less the- whole car is stolen, and (c) ! if stolen by anyone' in the assured'sj nousenoid or anyone In the service or employment of the assured. Once the car Is stolen every con ceivable kind of loss or damage Is cevered by the theft policy, provided the theft of the car is the proximate j oause. j Sometimes a question arises as to ' whether the taking amounts to a theft or is simply an unauthorized use. For It to be a theft Jhere must be an un lawful taking, coupled with the In-J tent to permanently deprive the owner ef his property. As a general thing. insurance companies take a very lib eral view on this, point and aoaapt tha loss as earning under the poMoy-un-less the facts and eircumataneos clearly negative the theory of thaft. Theft insurance rates depend on the class of car and the locality in which the oar is owned, and operated. The low priced, quantity produetiea .oar takes the highest rate, as this etwee of car le most popular1 with automo bile thieves, as-such oars are Teadily disposed.- of. Cars owned in motre pelitan centers take a higher rate than ears owned in rural districts. Wheni Organized gangs . of thieves find it more proataDie to carry on their operations in or near large centers where great numbers of 'automobiles Una the streets. Also, there Is loos chance ef detection Regardless of Insurance, ear own ers, it only as a conservative men ure, to say nothing of saving them selves inconvenience, should always lock their cars when left unattended. To encourage this, insurance com panies make a reduction in theft rates for oars, equipped with a dependable theft-locking device. Too ntakars -of woman's clothes promhM us some unusually attractive things in sports clothing in general and motoring garments in particular for the coming fall season. However the djotates of fashion for formal elethos may go, motoring- gar meat muot sfay roomy and osmfortshle. Xxperta have come to the front with innumerable device far her comfort, and It Is only the exeoedtngiy dull or careless maid or matron who falls to avail herself of the maroalous. area tions of present-day ingenuity. The chief requisite: of either short or long motor trip ia the suit. The experienced motorist selects one that Is conservative, smart, and comfort able. A good wool jersey sooma to moot the- demand ta orery way. -Jt la just right ia weight for the average summer.. day and. la flyr, superior to sera and trlcotta because ft doosnt wrinkle readily. ' TfcefaU coat is coeUy," but the shops oarry a very good -general utility modal in imported tweed at a reason able prioa. It U a psateetion fresh the Inevitable rainstorm jukI aaUciok- tioaa of pneumonia,- ad, whoa asm wishes to subetltttte the. dross for the suit a warm coat is a necessity these cool, fall days Motor hats are rather a probleam. Bat thanks to the Innumerable va riety la the shop, one' can find a hat which, while typically motor, la aJ Ideal far street wear 80k iaaatia ia a popular fall faayle for hata. and la developad ia artsky of the vajrs brown shales (the popular fall eoler). that la to say. taa..eeei raat aad wood browa. They ft tba head aaagly aad' disTuaee with piaa aad worry ah sort wiljftu wlane of hair that persist la straying from aader neath moat bats. Of coaraa, there -la the inevitable vail, which army .b draped Ugatly uader the clita snapped In badk or mara moaaty. Olovee shoatfl alpo :ha' warn, for it ia sarprising how much, duet amta lodg meat ia the pare. Tmeealn or chamois are Wjgaeet eujlacQaaw ' they do not aoaora tha duet a readily aa so many sum. asm sBvuory jptjae- ttoal beeause they are a aaajjy waeh ed.' The woman motoriat . lihvas loat oaee that may he drawn ever ta casfi to proves r sleeves feioti of her arose or suit to prevent from AneVtaeaol Milady's out la otmwM. LOCK YOUR CJ 5ap ef the of the rtre. hip-By-Track Bureaa, at 4 fourteenth atreet. aetata ta m. weekly report of the Halted States Department of Agriculture, Bureaa of Crop shuJaaatea. to get ofaeiai aapport for hhi aaateacfaa that the meter truck en take aa tmpertaat rote ia et nxgn its, nape ranoea. xaan at Waahii m an asrto truek wltk l.saa eastelMpee for another had ft baaketa of tomatoes uc W deaen oara ef corn: nam sasakss note weut up to the aawuj aaasj urttk Me mmmmmMm sssshjaai a enBmsusmmsmeaenr' uakese t oat the aaat of fiaaiMisllnn ffreat fans to aaasket. Tfca truek mm U. The ees to move the (smreea) track ereaa) has taereased frees Ut r cent aa aaaaa lianas to tat aar aaat on ethera. Laker is high prtosd. aad hard to gat. aad net arat-olaaa where it la' to at aU." Tsaaaa j ' h M Jom ntuslj If ym are in &iim& Wsshasuasm ssssBeaaslmmmea, aaaa -- f-, smmvamlaV WWtTWWr OF asmttP K amy tod Ca Mai. ft-244 i.-.n. .-. a ,jag --: .."-:i ':.. ::.vuxj, r:. . . jg riisn JsWrnr-" " 1 III f Jtmm7"BJaassmmmmsmak-mmmaBmmS ' , rr rmsBsmmmmmmmmssssssBmssf2 r i -JHssmW ismmmmmmmmsmmsmmm OasBJ "a"- msi,ii c: - m- g it- MANTCt slIsbj iVv- VIbsm fcteWtt -! LOCK YOUR SPARE TIRE. LOCK YOUR CAR. "QW Mettr Ciajasjy tf WasliittM S'ttt and M St.i. vVest 7la j The origFnjil Snish on yow car consisted of scrteil'cmii DOES NOT WimR OFF Unless, your car is carelessly wash!, this finish for a long time I ' rv-ni-i :m i.-j vsvsmskw 'eB'a- hJeip'ssmB WBTMC snaamjehk. aP mr stavtcs sasshw K NljJda.f;HINsiTOW smmwyr -W:'.;. fc." mJW " WWkW&& WamanaH4 lwW emmmmmmmmW Exchttnrely :.by BsasBmsamVLSmaumsBsslSfi? .tl'Tl" A"" "TJa oVmssaTmssm'asa'asssmas a m Why Should You m 4e PeamiTlvaaia Ave. K W. TKK Should You Carry the Risk? Doean't it seem to you as the part of wise judgment to give your Auto all the protec tion possible? Remember, you are at fhe mercy of the other fellow and what he may do. There is always the possibility of fire and the liability of theft. A Lktle money in Premiums will compen sate for all losses if they occur. Our American Policy gives you all the pro tection you require. LeRoy Mark Service is another advantage. We look af(er your interests carefully. Phone Main 601 or 602 and let us go into details with you as to cost and protection. Come in for one of Our Special Road Maps. LeRoy Mark, inc. Colorado Building 4 tf tfce Riglit His' tf Insaraict lk M W MW TTOTB, . V Causa of Lack Lewerc Tht-dKi.ami dull appcaxiacr. emus k tiw majority of cases from a'mixtiifeL ofdirtand-frcme tint ookcti an tbe car. ORDINARY POUSiBiS FRY OH HOOD and practically make a sandwich of accumulated grease and dirt The is but one solutioA that is, to bring back the original finish. Tic oofy compound now on the market that will do this is SJNiy ittN mT O MeP Sole Dkfaibuton 466 Penna. Ave. N. W. Photfe Mun SiMO Ask Your Nearest Desiler He Ktkws- NORTHWB8T E. B. Adams Co.. 614 Penna. Avs. Auto Mart of Washington. 4S Penna. A v. Automotive Accessories Co.. 10th K SU. Uailfcy's Auto Supply Co.. 3001 14th St. M. K. BucKley, 21st M Sts. Calvert Hardware Auto Sunaty Cs., Champlaln A Euclid Sts. H. Coleman A Son, 1321 "th St Columbia Auto Supply Co.. 13th St H Sts. Coombs Motor Co.. 1214 V St. CrottsteVn Auto Supply Co., 1801 14th Si. Davis A Chllds. 1110 14th St. D. C. Auto Supply Co.. 14th it P Sts. Dee Cee Garage. 146 17th St. Dupont Garage, 2026 M St. Dupont Tire Shop. 2002 M St. Gilbert Garage. 2007 18th St. . II Street Auto Supply House. 1217 HSt. Sll H St. i. 300 Pla. Avu. McCurdy Bros.', 3730 Ga. AveJf. W. Lehman's Tire Shoo. Liberty Gasoline Station. Mid-City Auto Supply Co.. ath ' M Sts. Mid-Washington Service Cf, lt04 14th au x ! Parkway Motor Comaaay, laf Wmm sin Ave. ' Peerless Tire ft Maea. Co.. aaat M St. Soamer Sales Comaaay. 138 Cean. Ave. SnetHng's Motor Comaaay. laM lsk m. Surety Oarage at Motor Ce Ine 14h ' V Sts. United Tire Conwaay. JtOl reaa Ave. Unhrersal Auto sialy Co W) X fc. Uptown Ante guppHes fjsmnsinj". Stn4 latk St. -,- T ' V Wardmaa Jark Ian Oaraa, S4f4 Weed ley BoaesB Walker-Thomas Furniture Ce. MtaneVfta Jws. Whitehead. 14 K. Masap. Aa. " "" XeeVniisASCF L. C. Reynold. 14 H St. MClTaUEAST Cong reesional Qarae. act a. Avee K. . Mooe Jk Seaa, Hth ft X4mT ivaris aervice staiiea. Oooa Hope Bead. Model Tire Shop, Niefcels Ave, ft Hope Itoad. Plumb ft Ttyn. 3304 Ktckela . Ar, iiiii.i. 24 riirnnm Oeaees Ava.--, Mt. ge, rear 1142 zist St. Pleasant. Garage Co., 34S4 18th St. Model Garage, W.'W. Mulcare. 1342 14th St. Chas. E. Willett, 3ia , , SWntWilT J. A. BalUmora, 230 41a St. -A.ee. TOES1SN National Service Co., 1810 14th St. New Taxi Service Co.. 1140 21st St. O'Donoghue Brothers. 14th ft Irving St. Parkview Garage, 000 Newton St. Jester's Auto rtek Ss., k. m. VmeHXIA J C.. Xlag ft P.. va. Pike, Ytrgintat t AIIHWI4U aWmrWCa 4IHaHmV . r.f. immv oriKoE OPstERYKB r. !' OP SERVICE QtttAvtCZ f .