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SECTION AUTOS AID PUBLIC HEALTH IN CITIES AUTOMOTIVE SECTION ?UTO AIDS PUBLIC HEALTH IN CITIES "A promnsnt doctor has declared that th? increasing number of motor trucks and the de<*reseina; number of horses on the streets today not only makes a city SO per cent cleaner, but is s big aid lo the public health," says W. V Kissel, secretary and treasurer of the Kissel Motor Car Company. "Imaa-lne what the bi? thorough fare and avenues In the metropolitan cities would look like If all auto mobiles and motor trucks were re moved and the ?am?* number of horss drawn vehicles replaced them! Im gine the dirt, dust and the confusion, loss of time, not to ssy ths limited capacity of the horse-drawn vehicles AT COST s ANY TYPE BODY We have on hand ten new Okismobiles Economy Trucks which we will sell for actual cost to us. This means a saving of about $200.00 to $300.00 on each machine. These machines have never been off our floor and carry the factory guarantee. We have discontinued the agency for these Trucks and are closing out our stock at cost. GENERAL AUTO TRUCK CO. 21st and Virginia Avenue N. W. ob compared with the commer?ial car?. "A report of th?? board Of health 01 Manhattan Island. ?. Y . state? that In 1910, 128 2J4 hor*e? w-tc ei-iployeu a. ! compared with 75.000 In "31!?. tee that with the change to electric po? ??? ? on the ?treet car lines. more than 100.000 horses lost their Jobs. '?In fact In & ?feat many cities In I the country the Increase in gasutine ; propelled vehicle? ha* been so preat ! that the horse drawn kind has be I come almoet a thing of the past, ex cept for horseback riding in parks end at country clubs." FORO GOOD CAR IN WHICH TO GO TO HELL The following appeared a few day? ago in the State Register of Spring-1 Held. 111.: "Many are the ?tories of Henry Ford and hi? popular automobile but Hillsboro t? relating what it calls the Dest of the season, and the facts In the caae are true. It happened In j one of the leading churches of the | city that the paator took for the text of his sermon. "Better Church At tenuine?-. "The pastor held that the automo bile ha? taken more people away from church than any other thing. He I'jded with the exclamation. 'The Ford car haa taken more people to hell than any other thing that I can mention!' Whereupon an old lady In the congregation began to clep her hands and moan, 'I'raise the Lord! Praise the I^ord!' ? " 'What's the matter eUter?' asked the pastor. " T*ie Ford never went any place that it couldn't make the round trip, and I am eure that all of those peo ple in hell will be back.' ?he an swered '* ^L%. SJ?1.Z Meter Cenpliy ef W?a?wJa|teB 34th aad M Sta. Weejt no 300,000 Maxwells ? How they created a demand for* the Poet- War Maxwell ' that cannot be fulfilled rSRE is a demand for the Post-War Maxwell that eight great plants cannot nil More than ?10,000 persons who set their minds on having one will have to go without. The cause for this is due largely to the magnificent per formance of the 300,000 previous Maxwells. They delivered such excellent mileage at such low cost that the great American public learned to know this car. This unprecedented demand ia evkknee of its deep rooted appreciation. Then when the Poet-War Maxwell came out, with its score or more of refinements and improvements developed during the war, the demand for Maxwell reached a new peak. 100,000 are being built during the current year. 40,000 more readily could be marketed. Thousands are priding themselves on pos sessing one of these Post-War models ; thousands more "?vili have their hopes filled; thousands will have to go without. t/?^???^ ?sfsr? satt?? ?? Hrm Which class will you be in? Price, $985 f.o.b. Detroit H. B. LEARY, Jr. DISTRIBUTOR 1321-1323 Fourteenth St. N. W. Main 4105-4106 S?tr?ice Station and Parts Department Rear ?28 ? St. ?N. W. f? ?*? l'i .'?**, Dj :;'-.; :? kOJ ? Thla colunia Is asvotsd to th? Interest of lb? autolst All question? as to car? enei ?pkeop, engine troubles, tours, etc.. *?"???? th?rfully an* felly answered t?y an ?a*"?""""*? Questiona must reach this office not Istef than Thvrtxlay to inaura Issue In carrant ?"??k. Address all ?-ommunlcstlons cur? Aulomobil? Bdltor Washington Tin*?*. *"" m? Initiale ?if 11.quii ?- for Index purpossa If your car !e In (rouble sn tb? roe* ?H T_* nsed a low or asststanca, avail yeurssll ?f Tee Tlmts Auto Emergency Hervics. U ?s rouis for th? a?J<lag. tt>e uotlc? <n tats ?er l?os. Not enough emphasis has been laid on the motorists'.?) cleaning; house? his automobile. I have an old darkey ?.?/hose method is to sweep litter into a corner, preferably under a couch or behind a door, but anywhere in a pile, "Jes" to be handy to take up any time, sah," he explains. But only when ex tra force is brought to beer on him does he take it up. 9o with much automobile house cleaning?, and th? force brought to l-?*ar Is usually an accident. Some motorists are proud or the cleanliness of their cars?most of them, for that matter. They like to see the fenders and bodies well polished and the nick eled parts bright and clean. That's what shows, what people looking on admire. Other parts, out of sight, they are lax about. Cleanliness and shine are for the eyes, and the eye? don't see underneath. So it doesn't matter. So they say. ahd probably think. But good automobile housekeeping demands cleanliness that Is thorough, and which extends to the nooks and corners under the hood, around the engine, transmission. brakes and other working parts. Such cleanliness has a much deeper meaning than the mere satisfaction of having things t'.ean and attractive. It has to do with Jie life of the csr and its continued satisfactory performance, with safety even. If the motorist will view ?t in this way, the question of undcr-the hood cleanliness looks different. Most "Vegieeteel Part of Car. Doubtless the moat neglected part of the average motor car is the drlp pan Under the engine. If a little oil is spilled in Ailing the crankcase. few people will stop to wipe It up. I>own u trickles into the ilrlp-pan, :he first of a series of such overflows io happen as long as the car Is in us-j. But if some of the oil is spilled on he apron, or fender, It is Induntrlous ,y wiped off, simply because it is ex posed to view. The purpose of the ? :.? ip-pan is not to catch oil and dirt. It Is put there to protect the engine and other working parts from foreign ?natter that couid otherwise get in irom below. When you drive along ? country road after or during a rain. . ud and water are .?-plashed up on noidably on the under side of the ? nders, body, and chassis; and If It Aere not for the drip-pan. these ad .uncr agents of rust and corners of .he frame, settle around bolts and >ints and would sooner or later tini ?? way into the working pans. 80 ihe term "drip-pan" ia really a mis nomer, because it gives the impres sion that the pan Is there to catch cil or anything ein?* that might fall ,nlo it. But such substance shoul 1 not be allowed to collect In the pan. .?ecause permitting them to do >?-> defeats the very purpose lor which ihe pan is designed. hight here the "let well enough ?ion??" ask, "What harm will it do to let these things scr*un;ulate?" They :ould answer their own question :ould they see what happens. After .he car has been used for several Months, considerable oil has pYobably >?-en allowed to drop into the pan. \t flrst it .?preads out in a fllm over the surface, and In the act of driving lust settles upon this film, changing t to a sticky, non-drying mud, which process continues in ?"pite of the drain Kde in the bottom of the pan. Frequently it happens that in clean ng under the hood, a rag or bit of ? aste is dropped intn the pan. In .lead <.f removing it. the tendency is to let it go. with the re?ult that it may bex-ome lodged in th? drain hole and stop It up entirely, when the ex cess oil would hav? no outlet. Of course, oil Itself is a lubricant and will not damage any of the working parts. But oil mixed with dust and f? reign matter that is bound to col lect in it is nothing short of an abra sive material, and no chances should oe taken ot getting any of it Into the crankcaas er any other part o? the mechanism. And if the drip pan of a car Is permitted to be the gathering place for refuse of this kind, tt might as well b? left off the car entirely. There is a very simple remedy. The drip-?a? should be cleaned as relig iously aa the rest of the car. Any overflow of oil or gasoline should be wiped up before It gets a chanca to run down into the pan. See that the drain hole in the pan Is not only not stopped up, but has no accumulation around It that will Interfere with the free draining of the pan. The design of this pan is such that it can be re moved for an occasional cleaalng. and no matter for what parpo?? It I? re moved, it should nevar he replaced without first cleaning it thoroughly. There Is nothing more unpleasant to the average person than working about under the hood of a car where everything la coverall with greaae and dirt. For this reason, many peo ple make a practice of cleaning the motor off occasionally with gasoline. This should never be don??always use kerosene. Then, instead of fin ishing the Job. they will let the dirty oil drop into th? pan and stay there. A f?w minutes longer would suffice to rinse out th? pan as well. But you can look under the hood of many ?rare and find the accumulation of oil and dust so thick that it is Impossible to touch any part without soiling the hands or clothing, in spite of the fact that the exterior of the car is clean and Inviting. Have Regatar Cleaala* Day. The easiest and b?st way to keep the drip-pan and all other parts under the hood clean is to be regu larly about It. Don't wait for a lot of foreign substance to gather a-.iJ then make one Job of it. Whenever the car I? lubricated or washed, see to it that a little interior cleaning I.? done aa well. Don't permit overflow of oil to go unnoticed. The car own er who buys his supplies at a flllim, station should ?ee to It that the at tendant wipes up any oil that he may spill, and if thla practice is followed regularly there will be no chance for the collection of such refuse In the drip-pan. As already mentioned, tH? pan may be removed for cleaning i* it has been allowed to go for a con siderable time without attention. ? stiff brush dipped in kerosene oil will remove the grease and dirt quickly if It Is not too thick. If It I?, fir?? ?crape off the thickest part with a piece of wood or some convenient 'i? strument and then apply the keros?n-? with a brush. While the pan is off. it is well to go over tbe motor In tha same way, at the same time cleaninK the corners around the frame, etc. In this way the owner is assure I of perfect cleanliness that Is not In any sense a detail, but ?? r.aliy im- | portant In the everyday service of ht? car and make? It that much more fireproof. F. H. SWEET. In American Motorist. TRUCKS HAUL BILLION TONS OF GOODS YEARLY It is estimated that 1.200.000,00' tons of goods are hauled yearly by motor trucks. Every truck displace? five horses. The ccst of maintaining and operating a wagon and team of horses Is ?13 cent? per ton mile. Th coat per motor truck ton is IS cent?. There are 800,(MK) motor truck? in the I'nited State? today and accord ing to statistic? compiled by ih?* "Motorlte the Farm" bureau of ?he :*oodyear Tire and Rubber Company. Akron, Ohio, there will be l.OOO.OiX) on January 1, 1920. although there are less than 100,000 trucks In ubo in the ?.000,000 farms in the country. LOCK YOUR CAR. LOCK YOUR SPARE TCRE. Engine Hood and Radiator Covers ALL MAKES AND MODELS Re-covering, Storm and Division Curtain. Do you wear an overcoat in winter? It is just as essential thai you give this protection to your car. We have a complete line of water proof and coldproof covers and can iit your car. Saves Gas and Makes Starting Easy NOW is the Time to Equip Your Car Prompt Service Moderate Prices Washington Auto Top Co. 1227 New York Ave ?. W.?Franklin 3280 EARLY STRUGGLE OF TIRE FIRM RELATED Factory Manager Tells of Fears of Creditors That They Wouldn't Be Paid. P. YV. Litchneld. factory manager in a recent conversation, recounted : some of the early struggle? of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. He said: "I remember well our1 hand-to-mouth existence of the early days when our credit was poor "We had an order in the factorr one day for a set of carriage tirea. XtxZ. We were able to fill the order, but could not And a repair kit.to send along. Wa sent a man over to the Diamond Rub ber Company to get a kit. We thought Goodyear'd be good for that much goods, but the Diamond aent word | over that the repair kit oould not be delivered unless the price of it, 35 ? cents, waa sent over. So we had ta get hold of 15 cents somewhere and pay caah for tbat repair kit. "The at. O'Nell store used to haul our fabric over to us on a big wagon. They would always send over two men, one to alt on the wagon to watch the fabric until the other went into our office and collected money for It." Stock Salesman Benjamin White told some of hla experiences aa a stock salesman. "I ran into a young lady down In the factory one day and when I bagan to talk stock to her she told me she had some real estate she'd like to trad? in for stock. 8he almost 'sold' me before I got away." D. R Stevens told some Interesting facts concerning Bolshevik Russia and the International Harvester Com pany's plant in Moscow. He said the International, according to American j investigators Just returned from Mo?- ? cow. waa the only plant not operated by the Soviet of the Reda, and that the Internationals' good staadlng among the people of both factions In Moscow has enabled it to prosper despite conditions. LOCK YOUR SPARE TIRE. LOCK YOUR CAR STaAjRTERS GENERATORS Oar dear little repair shop is rtiade up of 100 per cent ltsather necks and d?-*ug*hboys, and, b? lier? me, they're soma fixen. li you don't believe, ask the Ger mans. They know. Vermont Garage, Rear 1120 Vermont Ave. N. W. MARKET IN BELGIUM FOR AMERICAN AUTOS Before the war there wore? twelve automobile factories la Bslglom lo cated In the neighborhood of Liege. Charleroi. Brussels, and Antwerp, employing 4.000 to 6.DO? rote The annual production, chiefly private oars and "notcrcyelea. approxlmatwl I 4.(<X} to S.OOO automobilere aad chase-la and 7.?00 to t.ees motor-cycle*, wltli a total valu* of some 111.?*?.???. Mass production In serlos of standard types of automobil? la sot: characteristic of th* Belgium plants, I but special attention is given to tb? | oonstruction of engines and to seuls-, tying the foreign markst, eape-clally South America, as to form and doc- ' oration There Is a market in Belgiern at ? the present time for A-Mr lean onto* mobiles. Th* machines ?**!?**4 aro those of a moderate a-rloe. It la necessary that thog he strongly built as m*ny Belgian roads are of oobble slone oonatructlon. lock ???? ca*. LOCK YOU* SPAM TIRES i 'lOMtOss?ss-e-si BUY IT NOW Dont Let the Thief Steal YOUR CAR LET US EQUIP IT ??-Maas, O-ataa f-a? a. B*L Se xhi^kmiVfaSOk FORD CARS Spark Intensi V U L e o ? u 1 Locate? ignition trouble i Makes old piuca fin Ilk* tot? Oil, carbon -or grease have M effect on yonr plage. Overcomes the trouble caaaed by porcelain breaking. Makes the car start easy. Create ? mat? fer? hi yetar aiatv tr?e cariant IneraaaM your m?eage fre?a ftf um pm Mera piwer Otras motor l?creosme tbe lite and ? o* yoar spark pinga. Hundreds of customers will testify te th? MERITS af s Vulee Bear?] Formerly $3.50, Now $1M A-B-C GARAGE iiKrAiiu*?:.?iToai?iE-irm,i*u 617-1? New York Aw. N. W. IMMEDIATE DELIVERY Dodge Brothers TOURING CARS REBUILT LIKE NEW ORIGINAL GUARANTEE ON DISPLAY AT OUR showroom Semmes Motm Company 1132-1134 Connecticut Ave.