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THE WASHINGTON TIMES. SATURDAY. OCTOBER 4, 1919.
AUTO ENGINEERS TO AID UNCLE SAM AUTOMOTIVE SECTION AUTOMOTIVE SECTION J m QUEERS TQAIDUNCLESAM CMm Expert to Hep &uW sWHpCwrML cngwHm Vf Warfare. Tae e'emMaee engineering talent ef 'the aatometive iaaastriea e the TOmhM Skates will co-eperate with the iteMMMBMt In the eeveteMseBt of sew aa improves engines of war fare. A committee of automotive ea gineera will sit with the technical stair, of the Oraaaeee Department ia ale eassfaBB concerning the design of all motor equipment material, partic ularir teaks, tractors, aad eaterptHar gwn meant of every description. The. now alignment of civlliea aad. satlitarr OKperU Is the result of the foreaiadodaoss aad breadth of visiott of Oca. C. C William, chief of the Ordnance IepertmeBt. who assumed initiative ia the matter hy reenestlag the Society of Automotive Bagiaeers to appoint a hoard representing Its various apheree of activity far active work with the War Department. War Teaght Oo-oporaeioa. Prior to the war there wae no r ganlssd ce oasratioar aatweoa mlHtary aad civilian experts, with a lose to the Gevernmeat of much valuable technical knowledge and experience. Under the now system, the efforts of the Ordnance Department will incor porate the fruit of the combined la bors of the entire American automo tive iaduetry. and whea the state of development of this industry is con sidered, as compared with that ia other eountriesf there is much reas surance for the safety of the United States in this fact. The first meeting of the newly or ganised board of civilian engineers, recently held at Washington, had present the following: H. W. Alden, Timken-Detroit Axle Company, chair man; W. G. Wall, National Motor Car and Vehicle Corporation: J. G. Vin cent, Packard Motor Car Company; Dent Parrett Tractor Company, C. F. Xetteriag, Deleo Company, George M. LDunham, former president of the S. A. B. and a prominent consulting en gineer; Charleec M. Manley presi dent of the S. A. K., and Coker F. Clarksoa, manager of the S. A. E. Ta Meet Kvery Two Mentha. Members of the technical staff of the Ordnance Department who met with the civilian engineers, in addi tion to Gen. C. C. Williams, chief of ordnance, were as follows: CoL C. L. H. Buggies, CoL Lb B. Moody, and CoL J. B. Dilliard. It is planned to ' hold meetings of the combined board every two months to go over new designs of the Ord nance Department and to submit' sug gestions for correction and improve ment. The frequency of the meetings will insure the quick and constant transmission of the latest civilian en gineering ideas to the government. HOW U. S. AUTO INDUSTRY Ig Viewed by British. An Interesting Article From the London Daily Mail Revealing English . Viewpoint. 4 4 4 The following article, reprinted from a recent issue ef Meter and Cvole Trade Section ef the London, (England), Dmh Mail, is ef interest at this time as showing the English "viewpoint ef the industry in this ceuntry. Automotive Editor. AMERICAN . CABS. W! IN A of MAT BE" HERE FEW MONTHS. By JOHN PRIOLKAU. H. a Burford, of the Society Motor Manufacturers and Traders and chairman of the H. Oj. Burford firm of motor-lorry and traction makers has Just returned from the United States, where he has had a chance of ARtimatinsr the extent of American preparedness -for the forthcoming st uck on the British motor industry. His report on the condition of affairs is very serious for British manufac- - T2DSHCH Your Car Were OFsiRVJCE iris- . 1-8 Human ip- it - w j. w ft WmV Make One Hilarioas Dull for Wolfs Head Oil Whea It Needed Proper Lubrication Improper lubrication and the use of inferior grades of oil has brought more automobiles to the junk heap than any other factor. You yourself woujd refrain from eating food that disagreed with you. If your, machine were human it would insist on the TESTED, TRIED AND TOUE . a -V- ,J3 r7 'C" aaaaWaCWWSM5tnw A gracle for ererj season and condition Poor oil "means poor sendee wNkfiPs Head means maximum AH leading dealers handle it Trade Mppited exckmhrely by sAfnFaMtt4aumBW yTa- Kamuw JaaCaw PkooeMai9940 NORTHWEST AeaH Auto Suae!? House, 217 14th St. Auto Mart of Washington. Auto Sales Company. 177 Uth. St. Bailey's Auto Supply Co.. l 14th St. M4gar Burn, 812 Km St. r M. X. Buckley, 21st wlM8U. Calvert Hardware Co- 3M1 Chawalala St. Coatral Auto Supply Co., Inc. lt Pa-Ave. H. Coleman & Son, IZlf 7th St. Comas Motor Company. 1214 V St. DavM & Child. 1110 14th St. IHtpoat Tire Shop, 2002 M St. J. a Flood. 211S 14th St. Wm. H Frey. -1724 14th St. Huntington Motor Co., 1806 14th St Gem Repair Shop, rear 142 S St. Gordon's Tire & Supply House. 8403 M St. Henderson & Jackson. 171 Pierce St. Herfurth-Brett Corporation, 1821 7th SC Hurley Motor Company, 1787 Johnson Pi. JaeoM tt Montgomery, rear 21JW L. St. Joaes-Keseler Rubber Tire Co.. OOf X St. Maxwell Service Station, 02A O St. rear. Midway Auto Supply Co., 222 H. Y. Ave. W. "W. Maleare, 1222 14th St Metieaal Garag-e, 324 Hew Jersey Ave. National Servlee Company. Mlf 14th St. Meameyer Motor Company. 211 B St ALEXANDRIA, VA. 466 Penna. Ave. N. W. O'Donoghue Brothers. 14th & Irving Sts. Owl Garage, 812 L. St Park Auto Service Company, Sherman Ave. and Park Road. X. A. Pitkin, rear 1430 Rhode Island Ave. Roamer Sale Company. 1226 Conn. Ave. Standard Store Company, Conn. Ave. and Van Hess St Surety Garage & Motor Co.. 14th & V Sts. Universal Auto Supply Co., 1529 M St Willcher's Garage. 1341 W St NORTHEAST S H. G. Lemmer. V12 H St Modern Auto Supply Company, 817 H St I L. C. Reynolds, 14 H St SOUTHEAST Eastern Auto Supply Co., 518 8th St Hooe Brothers. 1112 11th St Karl's Tire Service Station. 1001 Nichols Av. Penna. Avi. Garage, 066 Penna. Ave. Plums & Flynn. 2204 Nichols Ave. SOUTHWEST J5 A. Baltimore. 230 4 St ALEXANDRIA PDIE R. "&. Rencher. JBickerson's Garage. ' (Aero-Auto Company. turers, la view of the removal here otlls to prevent the Ford chassis rom the restriction on imports. Ia his opinion, so well equipped are the many American arms for the Im minent nght that nothing snort of .to tal restriction of foreign imports is the slightest safeguard to the British motor, trade. He instanced the tre mendous activity in the States by the case of a new inn of his acquaint ance. A year age. when it came into exist ence, the stock was- priced at $100 (30). Today the shares are worth $800, and although the factory con sists; so far, of only the first and sec ond stories, while the third and fourth, are still being built cars are being turned out from the ground floor and first story. Firm's 2J0 Cars a Year. "Are cars really being turned out in big quantities?" I asked him. "Perhaps this will give you an idea," he replied. "A Arm with which I are contracting for a supply of cars turns out regularly 097 every week. Their program is 26,000 a year. Mind you, I'm not talking of past or future figures. These 997 cars -were being turned out In each working week whea I left t,he country, three weeks ago. And this factory is the same size as the Humber factory here. "The methods of manufacture over there are unknown in this country. Their machinery, plant, material, are as far ahead of wtfat they were six years ago as the poles are asunder. There is no finer material in any country. It will no longer be pos sible to accuse decent American firms of shoddlness in any'particular. They don't finish off things as we do here, for the excellent reason that it costs money, wastes time. aad effects noth ing except an increase in the cost of" j the car. "Outside Great Britain the United States has already swept the markets In -the Dominions, as well as in France. Italy, aad car-buying Burope generally. Kvery factory's motto now is: We must extend our ex ports. Colossal outputs are essential.' nd they are doing It at this mo- t" Swasp4g Oar Market. "What about their home demand?" I asked. "Is there not a chance for oar Industry in the fact that Ameri can buyers mast be attended to first?" "Hone whatever," was his emphatic reply. "The domestic market is, I grant you, enormous, and Is daily growing. Do you know that in the State, of Ohio there is one motor car to every six persons? That I believe to be a solid fact And the cars are! there for them, or will be in a very short time." "Will there be enough for both the domestic market and the British, -or do yea think that the Americans may sacrifice temporarily their heme mar ket in order to make certain of ours?" "They will not need to sacrifice their own people," he answered. "Un-1 doubtedly home markets come first, but It makes no sort of difference. Put the total output of the Ameri can factories for this year and next at 2M.9M (a very low- estimate), aad they ooald swamp us, as fast as ship ping weald let them, with 7S,909. "Think of 75, ears being poured Into this thirsting country within a few months. Would, they find buyers? vary one. Why, the factory I am dealing with now, the one as big as the Humber works, can send me fifty cars a month at once. Aad that's oaly oae easterner 'of a small faetory. Their total output for a year Is the same as-that of the entire British in dustry. "The main thing to remember Is that not only are they going to sweep the market, but the ears they are going to do it with are as good as you can buy anywhere and better than most y Ho Ford ProfMeeriaa. The Ford Company is to establish its own agencies throughout Great Britain, and its old agents have re ceived a circular stating that cars ordered by them but not yet deliver ed will be allotted direct to the buy ers by the Ford agencies themselves. Discussing the matter am ex-l-'ord agent told me that one of the rea sons for the ruthlessness of the Ford Company is that they are determined to crush the profiteer. Under the new system cars may not be exploited. They must be sold at their proper price, and an important point the sellers must give adequate Ford ser to their customers after the sale. All names of customers have to be for warded to the company. Another reason for, the new policy being modified in any way before Its sale to the buyer. The camou flaged Ford Is aow a common sight It Is some times extremely difficult to recognise the famous make under its load of Buropeaa trappings, aad the back axle and, generally, the steering wheel are practically the oaly things that betray Its real self. The company, so my informant told me, do sot attach any Importance to change of body work but thoy will not countenance any modification ia the running gear. They contend that a Ford which has a special ignition system, a special radiator, a special carburetor, aad bo forth, does not give real satisfaction to the awer. They lntendihat a Ford shall bo sold as a Ford and net as aa imitation of anything else. TO EXHIBIT ARMY MOTOR VEHICLES Announcement Is made by the tor transport corps of the United. States Army that plans are well under way for an unique automobile show to be held on October 16, 17, aad 18 t the Ninth Regiment Armory, Four teenth street aad Sixth avenue, New York city. This shew is in no way to be eon fused with the annual automobile shew presented by the National Auto mobile Chamber of Commerce, whida will take place as usual, displaying new models, next January. The pur pose of the motor transport corps m to show the general public aad par ticularly those' interested in motor mechanics and vehicles the growth of the automotive industry and Its ac complishment prior to and during the recent Kuropeaa war. Practically every conceivable type of motor vehicle will be either on dis play, in contest or ia process of dis sembling or assembling, during the show. It Is also -proposed to exhibit every type ef motor vehicle- that was used in the war by the United States array and there will be many freak constructed vehicles on display. Contests featuring the work of au tomotive vehicles and of the various branches of the Motor Transport Corps are being arranged by commit tees among officers of the motor transport corps, under the command of Lieut Col. H. J. Lawes, who is motor transport officer of New York city. There will be' outdoor aad la- side events, comprising dispatch rid ing, races, hill climbing, endurance tests ad competitions between aaits and individuals, including ambulances and women's motor corps vehicles. Prises will be givea to winners of the many events. Motor transport com panies under the jurisdiction of Lieu tenant Colonel Lawes will eater into aa elimination contest for the -various prises, and they are working hard aad earnestly to put winners across. There is nothing commercial la this big exposition. Although admission oa-October 16 will be oaly by individ ual -invitation, largely within the au tomobile industry, the doors will be open to everyone on October 17 aad 18 and admission will be free. AH mon eys realized from allotment contribu tion, or the sale of advertisements Win be used lot such legitimate ex- -peases as printing aad prise money. Lieutenant Colonel Lawes and the of ficers associated with him want to feel that none who is interested in auto mobiles andVthe important work they did during the war will be hindered by financial reasons from visiting this unusual show, the first of its kind ever held and perhaps the last, as it Is hoped that this was the last year. Headquarters for the show will be at 461 Eighth avenue. Management is in charge of First Lieutenant T. B. O'Toole. SAYS AUTO WILL HELP SOLVE HIGH LIVING COST "Every motor truck in operation Is a blow to the high cost of living," says W. L. Kissel, secretary and treasurer ot the Kissel Motor Car Company. "Every automobile that is used to increase personal efficiency is an enemy to procrastination. Auto mobiles discrease production cost by increasing rapidity of transportation. At the same time they increase pro duction by economizing time." DIRECT MARKETING IS H. C. L S m Waste ind Lm Can B EJJmi natad By T&okfc Prakiot tt) CtttttMMT. The ateadflr mean ting east -at Irv ing, which, doWite the ctssauttniT of the war -several months ao. still re veals aa upward tendeacy wsmcb many experts believe will be paHsia aeat will eventually be solved to the benefit of all, by-motor transport - The farmer has just experienced a period of comparative prosperity. 'He is aever going to return to the old days aad the old ways. His mode or living is on a higher piano Ma costs have gone up with everyone else's. The consumer mast pay for coot aad a living profit aad most eoaaumers are willing to pay ualoos the first profits be unreasonable or the, big wastage charged to them. There is. however, a way to save waste and loss. That is direct mar keting. Markeftfag conditions for food products of farmers must be bettered. The marketing of farm products has for years been handled through middlemen wnooe profits, have far exceeded those "of the farmer. although the time aad effort pot forth by the middleman ace not to be compared to the labor aad time ef the farmer. nMt fwt It is a ease of gettiag together not only of shortening the miles to market by buHdlag good roads aad manufacturing motor trucks to travel over these roads wish big loads- of produce, although these are very Im portant factors bat the farmer aaA the market must be brought together with all the big profit makins agencies betweea the two aa far as possible eliminated. Such a plan has. been worked oat with groat succeed at Adrian, Xidu Here the Adrian chamber of eoat raeree has organised the "eomais!ty market" with a manager la charge. All produce, from popcorn to alga. Is; purchased, aad the. farmer xeoeives a, price slightly lower than the Detroit market price. The dlaTereaoe is made up from the actual cost of maintain ing the market sad not from a prosk standpoint Fj Hides, skias, tallow, aad eerdwootf are taken as well aa cream, eggs, poultry, dressed meats, potatoes, aad all sorts of produce aad apples. The potatoes are graded, aad No. 2s aad 3's take as wejl as No. l's. The eggs are candled, poultry graded, for heavy aad light weight, aad all cream is tested. - Thus the farmer gets his just due, aad hi encouraged to bring la better products. The Adrian cismmuaity market was f orgaamed a February, ISIS, aad be gan baste la April of that year. It has Just oloeed its tst yoar with a record of avar SMMwtOS worth at bastaoas traaaaetod. Th vacua of such a ataa is easily seoa asat th good oumv coanaasnry mamou aa a act try ofgaalaoa. cam do to the east of Uvtag to the ciOea also be roadliy estimated. TW track ia doing its share to ear th markatiag coots, aad is siddlag a great deal to the suaees of th market. LOCK TOUR SPARE TIRE. 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I I H I HgaEV Rl . me newitr woras i lELr j 1 n i lM I 4 I rUm ,r- J VvbV. ifJU j ie Hewitt Cords are worthv of the .finest limousines Into every tire that comes out of the Hewitt factories is built quality and service that makes, it worthy of the Hewitt name. The non-skid tread takes a real grip on the road, anl adds to the appearance of any car no matter how' .me the design or finish. i NATIONAL HEWITT CO., INC., 718 11th St N. W. Franklin 4056 THERE is a personal md a friendTy side to the business of selling the Liberty car, that is vecy - pleasant. x People are usually more than half in love with the beauty erf theliberty before they come to us. When that first favorable feeling Is confirmed by a quality of perform ance that delights them, it estab lishes an intimate and cordial refac tion that is out of the ordinary. We have perf ect confidence that if you will permit us to place you atthe s steering wheel of a Liberty, it will be the beginning of a long and profit able association between us. Liberty Sedan and Coupe now being delivered. Liberty Car-Sales Co. Phone Main 560 1212 E St N. W. LIBERTY SIX m m TKISISJf rfrw VtwqSmX .0FSSKVKE i SE