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AUTOMOTIVE SECTION WHAT CONSTITUTES AUTO THIEVERY? AUTOMOTIVE SECTION ACCE? MEN TO HAVE FIELD AGENT Because o? the rapidly expanding work of th? Motor aad Accessory Manufacturers' Association, it has bean found necessary to appoint a field* sacrstary t? travel about the ountry end keep ra dirsct personal tjuch r*lth tb? various members. ML. Hsminwajr. general manager of the association, announced today that Alexander W. Barber, formerly connected with the credit department* or? the Irving National Bajik of New Tork City, has besn ?elected for this important work Mr. Barber has al ready started on his first Western trip. * By training and experience Mr. Barber I? unusually well equipped for his now work with the Motor and Accessory Manufacturers' Association. With the Irving National Bank of New Tork City he handled a great many of the important accounts in the automotive industry. Prior to that he was a member of the inspec tion department of the New Tork Life Insurance Company. Mr Barber will not only keep in touch with the credit managers of the varions rompantes of the asso ?iatlon. but with the other execu fives as well. By thi? direct contact the association will obtain greater co-operation from Its members and re ceive the benefit of constructive sug gestions for carrying forward the im portant co-operative work for the da vantage of the entire Industry. The membership of the Motor and Accessory Manufacturers' Association ! bas been increasing at an unprece dented rate within the last few monthc. The full roster includes more than ,???? companies, manufacturing motor?, : parts, tires and accessories for the j automotive industry, or an Increase ? of more than twenty-five memb?ts I since July last A number of otl-er applicstions for membership are also now ponding. Wanted ! We want to find the worst streets and roads there are in, or near Washington. We have been unable to locate any that are rough enough to demonstrate fully the stamina and wonder ful riding qualities of the new Overland Four and have had to use a field in which there are hills, rocks, ruts and a little stretch of the sort of road which we are seeking. The field is all right as far as it goes?but it doesn't go far enough. Some pretty tough ones have been recommended to us for their terrors to motorists, but the new car simply glides over them with the occupants eniovine full riding comfort. We are in earnest?and will appreciate any tips that you will give us as to location of any streets or roads which are generally avoided by motorists. Please direct your letter to the Sales Department of the Harper Overland Company, 1128-32 Connecticut Ave., or better yet, call Franklin 4307. The new light-weight car with the improved spring sus pension, about which you ha' ? heard and read so much, is on display at 1128-30 Connecticut Ave. Stop in and tee it. OPEN SUNDAYS Cut Your Overhead, Mr. Business Man Every organization, commercial or otnerwise, endeavors to work on business principles. One of the most essential point*, of every business ?> the cutting down of overhead, or what has been aptly termed "excess baggage-' To do this every endeavor is made to curtail unnecessary wear and tear, * aste, loss bv inefficiency, and other causes. MR. BUSINESS MAN Have you ever thought of applying these same methods to the control of your motor car, and do you realize that the greatest asset that you have to prevent the "overhead" on your motor car would be a knowledge of perfect lubrication? It if a fact that if every auto owner would apply to his motor the same care and attention that he doesc to his business that at least one-third of the automobile manufacturers of today would be out of business in two years, ?:>wmg to a lack of demand for new cars. FRICTION IS AN AUTO'S GREAT ENEMY If your gears could run without touching, metal to metal, there could be no wear. This very desirable factor tan be obtained only one way and that is by the u?** of OILDAG The oniy lubr.eant on the market to-day that puts upon all interme->hing gears and bearings a perfect film of graphite lubricant. Do you know that you could apply Oildag to your engine and after running a few mile's drain it off and there would remain upon all bearings a perfect film of lubrication that would last you for hundreds of miles? The only solution today of friction is OILDAG M e do not ask vou to take our word; simply gir? it one trial under tb* most e-uctintf condition? poetuble DKTRIBUTORS: Rudolph & VVeet Company, 1332 New York Avenue N. VV. National Electr?al Supply Co., 1.330 New York Avenue N. VV. F. P. May Hardware Company, 469 C Street Northweet Ache?on Oildag Company, f300 F Street N. VV. By L. J. FAULKNER. A peculiar situation has arisen in Washington and one which has a marked effect on the stealing of automobiles. In a talk with one of the detectives assigned to the stolen car squad, the writer was much surprised to learn that there was a law in the District that distinguished be tween "joy-riding" and stealing an automobile. The fact was brought out through an inquiry relative to the chance of conviction of a man now under indictment for stealing a car recently. The detective stated to me that while there was no j doubt of this man's conviction, yet he might escape punish ment on the plea of "joy-riding," if he had friends who could prove to the court that it was merely a prank and the man had no intention of disposing of the car for profit. In a great many of these cases the young man is put on probation. It seems, as far as can be ascertained, that to obtain a conviction of grand larceny against a person who rides off with another man's car, it must be proven that it was his intention to dispose of the machine at a profit to himself. In other words, there must be established what is known in law as an intent to commit a felony. It would appear to the casual observer that this is a very partial arrangement. If a man should enter another person's place and take from his till a sum of money, there would be no question of the fact that it was his intent to steal. There should be a law that any man or boy who de liberately takes another man's car without permission should be guilty of the same offense as a person deliberately rob bing another of money or other valuables. It is very clear that no judge would grant immunity, either in sentence or otherwise, to a person with a charge brought against him of stealing a sum of money or valuables, on the plea that he did it because he enjoyed looking at or using the articles he purloined. It is just as nonsensical to take a plea of the same character from an offender who deliberately drives off with another man's car. For some unknown reason automobiles are not looked upon in law as pieces of valuable property, and their worth does not seem to enter into consideration. This is not the right way to check auto thievery. There should be a very stringent punishment for any person, no matter what his defense may be, who drives away another man's auto mobile without his consent, whether he intends to steal it or not, and it should be understood as prima facie evi dence that he has stolen the car. If extenuating circum stances should appear at the trial showing that the offender did not intend to commit a felony in the meaning of the law, his punishment could be mitigated to a certain extent by the rules that govern probation or suspended sen tence, but to successfully check auto thievery it is abso lutely essential that any. one who contemplates an act of this character should be impressed with the fact that severe punishment awaits him. There are no cars made, no matter how much they have been used, which could not be considered in value to con form with what is known as grand larceny. \ It is high time that joy-riding shoult be eliminated from the laws of the District of Columbia; and the very fact that a man used another man's car without his per mission should show that he is guilty of a felony and he should be punished for such. This leniency toward so called joy-riders offers a loophole to the offender who de liberately intends to steal a car. /s Protection That Satisfies I Removes that uneasy feeling you have in a Movie, Theater, Cafe, Church or Office about the safety of your car. The Security Auto-Theft Signal takes the en tire responsibility for your car's safety. Let Us Equip Your Car ?Mow We also carry a complete line of Accessories, Oils, Greases, Tires, Gasoline and Free Air. Courteous Attention ?nd Prompt ?Service. O'Donoghue Bros. 3035-37 Fourteenth Street N. W. Columbio: 786 Columbia 3999 LIST Of TRAFFIC DO' AND OOHTS' Boston Issues Rules to Stop Congestion and Reduce Accidents. BOSTON, Hoy. 22?A ltst of MD?~ and "Don'ts" to relieve traffic cor gestion on city streets, to reduce to s minimum the danger of accidents end to speed up the movement of v* hlcles is Issued by the First Motor Corps. State .uard, which hss been handling traffic In place of the strik ing policemen. The roster of the corps is like the Boston and Brookline blue book, for its members come from the homes of the wealthy. For nearly two montile now these scions of Boston's wealthy families have been directing traffic, bringing order out of chaos. But It is with the "do" and "don'ts" that this story has to do. Here they are: D*. Do be alert. Do be considerate toward others using the street. Do keep to the right as far as pos sible so as to leste as much of the street as possible on your left *?*r other vehicles. ' Do um your head and when on a street where two lines of vehicles ar> going in the same direction, get In... the right-hand liae if you intend to turn to the right If you are gofn? straight ahead or to the left, get intu the left-hand line. Do move your car quickly when sig nalled by the traffic officer to so ahead. Do watch the vehicle ahead ani keep close to it?In heavy traffic, ut this is practiced uniformity, pede? trriane cannot filter through ) Do signal before you lesve th?? cu or where pulling out of Une to pass other vehicles. Do carry proper lamps at night an 1 have them lighted, whether your ca: is moving or not. Do he reasonable in rpeed who ? coing in town or going out of town. Remember that a large number of women and children must cross Com monwealth avenue and the other Back Bay streets. Do be considerate of pedestri?.,-. especially about spstterlng mud Do be considerate of horses dra?* ing heavily loaded vehicles. DON'T. Don't fail to realise that driving downtown is a man's sise Job and re quires your full attention. "Don't talk to the motorman." ap plies with equal force to the automo bile operator in heavy traffic. Don't fail to look for the traffic officer and to watch for his ?ignei?.. Don't think when he has his back to you that he can see you. Let hin know by a slight blast *t your horn. Don't think he is a mind reader. If you want to turn to the right or left let him know by signal. Don't argue with the traffic of ficer. He must be arbitrary some times and sometimes he will make mistakes. Let it go at that! Don't fail to stop when he signals to stop. Don't overrun the white line when signaled to stop. Don't wait until you get the "go? ahead" signal before you shift your gears. . Don't extend your arm to the left when you want to turn to the right, point to the right. Don't edge to the left except when you are passing. Track the vehicle In front of you. Don't lag?keep close to the vehicle tn front of you. Don't think thst all the downtown streets were mad? for garages. Don't park on narrow streets. Dent park within twenty-five tm+t ot s corner. t>bn t park within ten feet of a hydrant. I>?n t park In any way ?*-c?pt cltsa? to curb. Don? park In ?tr*?t? m wboltMal? ^ ??? t se ?flat rie U whttr? <?-a-.ll.M-t an-a ??a-aiTtM? I>on't draw oat of Ita? t? er vabicl-an ai latar-aasiua? l>ont ari*, tato .m aaaartatse?. LOCK TOUR STAUE. I THE COMMONWEALTH % Represents the highest pinnacle of automobile prt> i auction in its combination of beauty, durability and | economy. t. ? ? ?????-?? ?arai? _ .. _? AFtwfor $1495 F. ?. ?. EL ?. Bauer Co.. Inc. E. R 636 G St N. W. THE NEW OAKLAND SEXSULF SIX FOLK POO? HDaf.il OAKLAND SENSIBLE SIX The Oakland Sensible Six Sedan is equipped with every essential conveni ence, from mechanical lifts for the win dows in its double latch doors to a.:' inconspicuous heater for use on cold days, ' -? i ICA?. ram i--*?vtuc L Sbowroom, 1022 Ct-tmuMctknit Ai HARRY W. BURR Retail Dtstriba-tarsr District CoMi-Ainr Wholeaale Daa-trtb?-?-r For *>*fj*sr-fi?Ta-Ml. Vlrt-lnia mad V.em* V?*-**teJ? IS2& L St. N. WM Wa?^hm-rt?*m, D. 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With GATES HALF-SOLE TTRES rem will get from 5.000 to lft.OOO more sst\ra than you'*re eves* had before; yoa have the security of guarante^rd pune lai e-pe oof service, you gain the advantage of a SO <~ eversine tire with its ?"V0% gresa?-r riding comfort; the appearance of yaw raw to greatly improved, and with all this pom save half the cost. Come in and let as explain to you the GATES HALF-SOLE TTRE ia. the? yo? too ran begin to save oa yoar Ure GATES ^ TIRES Authorized Servie ? Statiti.. HUDN^ 12 tk&D Streets NW - >*4??hu?yorT D.C. Y MAI ? 88 8 Youcx?nj&7Kmo?r&*MmL*Gr " i. ?