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^1 DEALERS HEEDING FREIGHT SHORTAGE j '
DEALERS HEEDING FREIGHT SHORTAGE Continued Prompt Unloading Will Help Avert Serious Situation. Uesptta the fact that thf-re i* a marked iacrease in the demand lor Itglit and heavy trucks for fre.gh: transportation purposes, owing to th? shortage of freight cars, motor 'ar manufacturers are showing no dis poaition to relent in their vigorous campaign against unnecessary delays In loading and unloading freight cars. Every effort is being made to fa cilitate the quick return of "emptl?.i" to th* manufacturing centers and to harry the repair work on the thou saad* of cars not in service. 4'ajnpatan Kffeetlve. That the campaign ia already prov ing effective la Indicated by the m usual abundance of cars available In Detroit within the last week. "This Is by no mean* an indication that the danger of a great car short age is past, however." said an of ficial of Dodge Brothers, one of .h ? largest shipper* in the automobile manufacturing district. "It is m?'?lv a temporary effect of circumstane. 3. in which the campaign of the direc tor general of the railroad adminis tration' was an important influea-.x Ho has Issued repeated warnings ?f a shortage and urged prompt loading, unloading and return of cars, in which the manufacturers have given thorough co-operation, and this hit< had its effect. Unless we continue to emphasize the necesaity of |?U prompt co-operation. however. the railroad yard employes and the con signee will forget and we wiU face the same serious situation. Th* 3 urgent requests for quick handling of freight cars were not meant to apply only a week or ten days, out straight through the winter. Weather SOII Ideal. "Weather is still ideal for driving automobiles and this fact greatly re duces the demand on tne railroad-*. Our dealers are continuing to drive cars from the factory in large num bers every day and will continue to do so through tho winter. But there are many districts that cannot pos sibly hope to supply themselves by MAXOTIRES Solve the Tire Problem?Make Old Tires NEW in Mileage Maxotires Make Your Tires Trouble Proof They Protect Against Rim Cuts and Blowouts We will be glad to expla:n how MAXOTIRES will give maximum mLeage from WORN tires John S. Brookbank, Distributor 1311 E St N. W ?Phone Main 5047 ? i ' f this method when the snow begins t?, fly. ?wln?' to the great distance. it ia for such emergencies at these thnt autbmobile dealers rhould prepi.e themselves. They can assist In the pre para* on by getting the habit t>f promptness in unloading and urging their local freight yurds to be equ? ly prompt in inoi ing the car after it ij unloaded. *"Vhi? condition does not face the motor ear industry alone. It Is gen eral in every respect, and It will pay every shipper to practice the sa'ne promptness. if he cares to avert a bis traff-c tl?-up thin winter." JUDGMENT NEEDED IN BUYING TIRES When does it pay to re-equip a truck with solid tires? Involved in the % correct answer to this question is a consideration of the real function which a tire is called on to perform. The purpose of the lubber tire Is to absorb the shocks and Jolts of the road. Whtn it ceases to perform that duty a new tire should bo put on. If the old tire Is kept on too long the expense of operating; the truck will increase unduly, repair coats will mount up and depreciation will pro ceed at too fast a rate. After careful tests, the United States Tire Company advises users of its solid tires to get new tires when the old ones have worn to within one inch of the lip of the channel of the steel base. The only exception is in the case of small sixes where the load is not so heavy and where wear may be permitted to proceed a little closer to the steel base. There is need for discrimination in the buying of solid tires just as in the buying of tires for passenger cars. The ideal solid tire is one whose rub ber compound gives a tough, resilient wearing surface down to the last min ute of Its usefulness. Rubber that is too soft will wear away rapidly apd send the tire bills soaring. The Timet #. Auto Emergency Service Is At Your Disposal I If you are in need of a haul 1 home, grasolene, or help of any kind Call Main 5-2-6-0 Put this memo in your note book waanar Three cars were parked in a street in Philadelphia side by side last week. Two were stolen, one Ford and one Hudson. The third, a new Packard, was left untouched. The two stolen cars were equipped with ignition locks which were easily manipu lated. The unstolen car, al though far more valuable, was equipped with a Theft-Signal MORAL: Adopt the THEFT-SIGNAL for your car and BE SAFE. Over 150,000 Automobiles Are Stolen Every Year Few people realize the vast number of automobiles that are stolen every year. Thieves have had their own way and have grown in bjldnesa and daring until no car is safe. Or ganized gangs, individual thieves and joy-rid>rs operate freely over the country?in large cities, towns, villages and even the rural dist-icts, taking such cars as they choose with out fear of detection or capture. No community is safe from an invasion of these im pudent and brazen marauders. In some cases they merely strip the cars of tires and ac cessories leaving the owner the sorry satisfaction of owning a practically worthless chassis. More often, however, they run tie car to the "garage" of a confederate where it is so changed by a coat of paint, different wheels and top and various other disguises that its owner would not recognize it. Auto Thieves Laugh at "Locks" L?oeks are useless to prevent theft. The clever thief- usually on expert mechanic knows how easy it is to pose as the owner, work freely on any auto Jock or patent device on the car without fear of interruption, and either break or dismantle the lock and get away with the car with the police only a few feet away. They may be waiting a chance at your car now Auto thieves are cunning. They may have their eyes on your car right now?watching you? learning1 your ways and busi ness habits, and getting ready to make off with your property at the first favorable opportun ity. You may think youf> car is safe and that the lock furnished by the manufacturers or some thief-proof device will protect you. but statistics show that such obstacles are. in reality, no obstacle at all to clever thieves. What are you going to do about It? It seems an unsolvable problem but it isn't?there's a real solution. LOOK FOR IT There Is a Theft-Signal to Fit Your Car Be Wise and Get One Today More Than 150,000 Automobile* are Stolen Every Year -DISTRIBUTORS A. Eberly's Son*, Inc. 71M *lk St. -Northwest. Main 6557 Barber & Ross llth and (. Sis. V\\. Main 0U3 National Electrical Supply Co. 1330 N. V. A\e. VW. Main ?*!*? Southern Automobile Supply Co. 123- I'ennu. Air. V\Y Main 3504 Rudolph & West Co. 1332 X. V. Airnur Nurtlmci, Main -l*7?? OR ASK YOUR NEAREST DEALER Priced at $7.00, $8.00, $9.00, $10.00 and $12.00, According to Size Hob-Nobs With Auto Magnate Prince of Wales, Accompanied by T. A. Russell, President of the Willys-Overland, Ltd., of Canada, at Canadian National Exhibition. Gentle Jabz * * # By CHRISTY WALSH. Hit That Line. Football is back on a peace time basis. This is the one sure way of ratifying the actuality of peace. A year ago the Yanks were holding the line on every battlefield in Eu- ! lope; today they are bucking it on every gridiron in America. Flying bullets over there were soft | compared to flying tackles over here. ' When Turk was knocked cold they went on playing, without a substi tute. Next Ferdinand called for the water bucket and was tucked away in a blanket. No substitutes. In despair, I,udy and Hindy. touted vets of the back-field, tried to make their yards through Chateau Thierry and were held for downs. They lost the ball and the roughhouse was final ly halted on their own five-yard line with the Yanks in possession of the pigskin. A football war would have been raging yet. What are a couple of broken neeks If dear old alma mater triumphs? What if the entire squad la knocked for a touch-down provid Ing a bunch of scrubs are waiting on the side-lines. Resource Is the ultimate factor In any competitive situation?war, foot ball, or selling automobiles. You've got to do a lot of mental dodging to wiggle through a scattered field of opposition. When you hit the eld dotted-llne. srive 'em everything you've got! If they stop you on one end, try it around the other. If you find you cannot make the distance yourself, pass It to the other fellow. Team-work is the one great item. With the right kind of interference (assistance) from the service man, the parts man and the used car man, you should pro over the dotted-llne on every scrimmage. Carry the game Into the other fel low's territory. Take the ball on the kickoff In the a. in. and keep polnc till the whistle blows. Hit hard and tackle clean. When you stop com petition, get him above the knees. Put him out of the running, but don't try to put him out of business. -^JCvery star team has its boob and evi*y boob team has its star. Many a bolden warrior has strutted into the Yale bowl only to be "left in the S'jup." It is not where you play but how you play that wins a letter on the varsity of experience. Little old Laoledf, Missouri, pro duced John .!. l'ershinp and has it on the IT. S. A. No matter how small your sphere, you can produce John J. Perseverance and have it on the world! ALTEMUS MOTOR CO. WILL SELL 'ALL-AMERICAN'TRUCK Sport writers, since time Imme morial. ha ve x picked all-American football and baseball teams, but It remained for the Allemus Motor Com pany, Inc. 1040 Kalorarna road, to pick the "All Ame rican" truck. Thin in a day of trucks, and this | now orange-colored one-and-one-quar- j ter ton, popular priced truck should, with its speciflcat ions and app? ar?nco, I have no difficulty in establishing! itself in this territory. The All American Truck Company, of < liicago, manufacturers, have spe cialised in onc-and-one-ijnarter-ton j trucks, with various body designs, in I response to 111*' increased demand f#*r ' this typo, and are to be congratulated upon the selection of this reputable company as their local dealer. JtalbertI GARAGE HARRY C. TALBERT, Prop ROOMY, FIREPROOF STORAGE EXPERT AUTO REPAIRS FULL LINE OF ACCESSORIES GASOLINE and OILS TIRES AND TIRE SERVICE Ninth and M Streets S. E. One Block East of Navy Yard Gate Phone Lincoln 5492 PACKARD CO. GIVES 10 SHARES FOR ONE . DETROIT. Nov. 8.?At the ' stock- \ holders' meeting of the Packard Motor Car Company, held last week, It was decided to reduce the par value of the j company's common shares from $100 to $10. The directors were authorised to make arrangements for the issue . of ten shares of $10 par value in ex change for e?ch present share of $100 par value. This change has been made lmpera- 1 tlve because of the continued trading in Packard common stock, now sell ing above $280, a unit too large for satisfactory handling. AUTO PURCHASE IN U.S. SHOW INCREASE An excellent idea of the tremendous [ growth of the automobile and how it ha* gradually become a part of ourj daily life can be seen from the fact j that since 1814 there has been an in-; crease of 258 per cent In the number! of automobiles purchased In the United States. In 1918 there were some fl.14fi,000 registered automobiles. compared with 1,700.000 in 1014. This great growth of the automobile industry during the last five years was obscured by the war, but it is interesting to notice how each year the number of motor car* in use I as practically doubled For instance, in 1900 the most avail able figures showed th?re were only j 10,000 automobiles registered. From ? this year to 1905 there is some doubt j as to accurate figures, inasmuch as : automobile registrations are not avail able from 1901 to 1905. In 1906 there were 48.000 registra tions; in 1907 there were 1JK1.000. a gain of a little over 50 per cent; in _| Used Cars Willys-Knight, Special Price $4W Officer's car, for quick sale. 1919 Overland Roadater.. $650 New paint?new khaki top. Bnick Si* Touring <1.000 Buick Roadster $800 Dodge Touring $600 Overland Country Club . $700 Five Paasenger Touring Continental Motor....... $700 Ford Touring, 1919, many extras.... $550 Ford Touring. Standard Equipment $500 Harper Overland Company 1128-SO Connecticut Ave. N.W. I'honr Fraaltlla 43U7 190S there were 150.000: la 1909 It take* a jump of nearly 100 per cent, there being 254.000 registrations dur ing (hat year. In 1910 there ware 500.000 automobiles registered, or a gain of 100 per cent. In 1911 there were "00.000 registrations, or only a gain of 200,000 cars: In 1912 there were 1.000.000. a gain af 300.000 cars;' In 1913. 1.JOO.OO registrations, or a gain of ?0 par cant; in 1914. when the European war broke out it goes back to L70O.000 registrations, or a loss of 100.000 cars. Then, in 191B. It climbs to ? 400,000 registrations, or a gain of 700.000 cars. In 191? thers were Jt.400.000 registrations or a gain of an even 1.000.000 cars In 19171 there were 4.950.000 registrations, or ; a gain of 1,560.000 cars: while in 1918 It reaches the peak of fl 146.000 regis trations. PROTECTS CLIENTS FROM BUYING STOLEN CARS It is refreshing these flay* of car stealing to find one of the largest dealers of used cars in the country using every effort to prevent stolan cars from reaching his show rooms Mr. Goraon, who has a selling and service station at 230-240 North [ Broad street. Philadelphia. Pa., start ed business in a small way, but of 'ered every method of protecting clients, and now has one of the tatf est 'stablish meets devoted to Difi cars In the I'nlted States Another method Mr. Oorsotv ftQ ploys is that every car iqutt Hn i rijttd examination before aocaptad to* ressle. and Is not put ud the Do* until thoroughly trtAuM. Thw does sot apply only to lite enf lae b? to tha finish. Upon the wrltar'a rec??t visit t? Mr. Goraoa'S show rooms la Pfclladal appearance of the cars and was nr prised to know that every car aold 0) Mr. Ooraoa I* guarsni^d and ai) defect that co?? to ItfffTt Is raplara< free of charge Samuel Ooraoa o* copies a hlrh place In the opinion 01 the automotive trad a la Philadelphia M*(?r Ciapwy ?f 34<k and M Via. Wrst rit Guaranteed Auto Repairing Service All work must be done right or we will make it to. PEARSON & POWELL Rear 1420 K St. N. W. Franklin 1789-J THE UNIVERSAL CAR The Garden Farmer will lind the Ford Model T One Ton Truck an especially valuable factor in his business because of the flexibility as well as the reliability of the service which can always be de pended upon to be given by this splendid truck. The worm-drive of manganese bronze carries all power of the motor to driving the truck and there are combined in larger and heavier form all the elements which have made the Ford Model T Car the greatest motor car in the world in point of service. The Ford Truck with its worm-drive is most economical in operation and maintenance. There is very little, if anything, to get out of order at any time; there is the simplicity in control; there is the convenience in the flexibility of the car, it will turn in a circle of forty-eight feet; it accommo dates itself to narrow alleys, and it "stands the gaff" of hard work day after day, and month after month, to the great satisfaction of the owner. There is hardly a line of business activity where the Ford One Ton Truck is not really a necessity. On the farm, or in the factory, with the railroad, it is soiling the economic delivery of merchandise and produce better than any other truck we know of. Any of the Dealers mentioned below will be glad to discuss the matter further with you, take your order, and see that you get delivery as promptly a> possible. PARKWAY MOTOR COMPANY 1065-1067 Wisconsin Avenue Phone West 163 ROBEY MOTOR COMPANY 1429 L St. N W Phones Main 2120-2121 STEUARTS GARAGE 141 12th St. N. E Lincoln 1204 TAYLOR-TOLLEY SALES CO. 2129 14th St. N. W. Phone North 4630 UNIVERSAL AUTO COMPANY (INC.) 1529 M St N W. Phones Main 186-187 DONOHOE MOTOR COMPANY 215 Pa. Avenue S. E. Phone Line 1400 HILL & TIBBITTS 1407 H St. N W. Phones Main 6631-9388