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P^srH Latest Decisions and Legal Points For Auto Owners [
DRIVE SAFELY, WALK RIGHT. A ?chain* (or (ulnliuUing ?rclj?nt? k/ po?llnij pUiarda ?t different point* wk?r? accidents k?r? occurred U iMlni tried In Detroit, Mich The alga* dTr*ut ilttilion to tb* fMt that ?'* parson *u eertoualy hurt bar* re cttUy?drl?e **f*ly- walk rl?ht_." P?! j- j' . i J GLASS FOB A LI. PURPOSES Windshield and sedan door and window glass installed by glau specialist. We bay glass in carload lots; hence duality and the right price. Call for estimates on'any plate glass work. Washington Show Case Exchange GLASS DEPT. ?2t-U D St. N. W. M. 250 BEAD LIGHT GLASS LEGAL POINTS FOR AUTOMOBILE OWNER * ? - ??? . t Recent Legislation Tends to Restrictions on Siza and Capacity of Trucks. By Ol'lt IJCQAl. RKP1UCBENTATIVB. A recent enactment of the Muu chusstts legislature denies the use of the public highway* to motor vehi clee with an outslda width In excess of ninety alx Inrhea. Another atatute limit* the length of tho vehicle, In cluding the load, but exclusive of trailer*, to twenty-alght feet, but provide* that the local authorttlaa may In particular ca*e* autborlM as Increased length of vehicle and load under proper restriction*. Thla ex ception presumably cover* the trans portation of *uch exceptional mater ial as girder* for coaatructlon pur pose*. theatrical equipment, machin ery, etc A New Tork statute Just approved prohibits the driving of a motor truch or trailer on highways outside of cities where the width of th? body. Inclusive of load, la more than sight feet, or whera the halght from the pavement to the top of the vehicle or load Is more than twelve feet alx Inches; thlp statute further provide* that where the combined weight la Haulage Costs on a Dollars and Sense Basis ? * The Oydeadtlt Controller *TI? Prlw UuMmt tke ? ? Inside the em or are weights whoie centrifugal fore* tends to bal ance the action of the ?Ptinar (shown In tha illustra tion) attached to the throttle con trol. Thus, the throttle Is opened ar closed as fch? condition of toad or ~rade may re quire ? keeping the track's speed constant. Haulage should be bought on the tame basis as raw material of any kind?on comparative tests to deter mine where the utmost in quality and quantity can be secured. It is well to recognize this fact as there is a tendency on the part of some buyers to select their hauling eauipment in the same way they might buy a passenger car?on ex ternal appearance, on some novel fea tures, or on personal preference or prejudice. In advocating the use of Clydesdale haulage equipment, we base our claims for Clydesdale superiority strictly on a "dollars and sense" basis ?that is on positive proof that the Clydesdale Trupk coupled with the scrvice which we render will enable you to haul more goods in less time and at less cost than by any other method. This proof doesn't consist of claim* but of tangible evidence?things you c?in see?the Clydesdale controller, for example. This is a device- which au tomatically controls the motor at all speeds 1uet as the most experienced driver would do it This controller ??Jirolnates troible with Inexperienced, ?areless drivers. Other features offer Just as definite proof of savings?The extra strong Clydesdale frame?The Copper tube Clydesdale Radiator?the unusual serr ice we render In solving routing and loading problems to keep the Clydes dale moving, and best of all. th? service records of Clydesdale users. Isn't It merely good business Judg ment to allow us to submit this proof before deciding on your truck eouiptn^nt. Altemus Motor Company 1640 Kalorama Road N. W. Colombia 71M CLYDESDALE MOTOR. JIIIKTRUCRS INTRODUCING OUR FIRST SALE For the Benefit of FORD Owners SPECIAL?FOR ONE WEEK ONLY HEAVY RIBBED (NON-SKID) TREADS 30x31 RECONSTRUCTED IN STANDARD MAKES TWO FOR This Sale Begins Saturday, May 8th, Ending Saturday, May 15th, Inclusive Open Saturday Until 9 P. M. Open Until Noon Sunday ETcry Tlrs Carries ? Bonafide Guarantee In Writing or 1,000 Milts. Out-ef-Tow-n Orders Glrsn Immediate Attention. RECORD TIRE CO., 1327 I4:h St. N.W. Four Factories?Stores in Principal Cities A TTEAOTIVI show window of the Potomac Bale* A Company, Inc., distributors of the Dixie flyer, at 1127 Fourteenth street. The building at this address has been purchased by the Dixie representative, and remodeled. The showroom is exceptionally well arranged. more than SB,000 pound* the load muit be so distributed that there ?hall not ba mora than eight hundred pounds an Inch In width on any one wbaaL Another recant statute of Massa ohuaatts prohibits the oparatlon of any taxlcab, commercial vehlole or motor truck so eonstruetad, equipped or leaded that the driver haa not an unobstructed view of the highway In the rear, unless It carries a mirror or reflector so placed as to afford tha operator a clear view of tha highway lp tha rear. A recent Washington dec'slon em phasises the futility of making mis representations for the purpose of obtaining lower Insurance rates upon automobiles. The purchaser of a second hand car, a 1010 model for which he had paid 92.000, stated In hla application for fire Insurance that tha car was new, a 1911 model, and that he had paid 93,400 for It. The Insurance rates on a 1910 model are much higher than those on a 1911 model. The car was destroyed by (Ire, and when a claim was filed under the policy, the Insurance com pany refused to pay the loss, con tending that the misrepresentations upon which the pol.'cy had been ob tained rendered It void The owner of the car admitted his misstatements, but claimed that he was entitled to the amount of the insurance less the difference In the amount of premiums representing the Increased rates for a 1010 model. In the lower court the owner obtained a verdict, but this was reversed by the Supreme Court. This court applied the well-settled principle of law that intentional mis statements of fact which result in obtaining a lower rate of Insurance render the policy absolutely void. Not even the premiums paid can be re covered In such a case. In a recent New Tork case it ap peared that % hospital furnished am bulance service for the State under a yearly contract. Through the negli gence of the driver of one of the ambulances engaged In this service a pedestrian was Injured. He could not recover damages against the State, although the ambulance was In use for Its benefit, because the State is not subject to suit without its consent. He, therefore, sued the hospital, which was the owner of the ambulance and the employer of the driver. The hospital contended that It was entitled to the State'.* Immun ity from suit when engaged la the service of the State, Just as any branch of the State government HAS NO RIVAL AT THE PRICE. For Immediate Delivery. ELCAR MOTOR SALES CO. Distributors, District ot Colnsabla, Maryland and Virginia. 2002-4 K St. N. W. Phone West 24 S7 would be. The court of appa*la of Now York did not accept this view, however. and hold that the hoapttal waa reaponatble for the tonaequencea of lta drlrer'a negligence. Workmen'a compensation laws, pro viding for the compulsory payment ef a fixed acale of compeoaatlon for Injuries received or for deatha In ourred In Induatrlea Involving rlak or haaard, apply In moet Htatea to automobile and truck drlvera, but are limited to accidents which occur whan the workman la engaged In the performance of hla dutlea. In a r? cent Ohio caae one of the drlvera of a taxlcab company reported for work 'n an Intoxicated condition. He waa ordered to go heme. He atarted away, but returned to go Into the garage lavatory. On hla way there he fell down an open elevator abaft. It waa decided that thla caae did not come within the beneflta of the workmen'a compensation law. In preceding artlclea In thla eerlaa attention ha? been called to a num ber of cases holding garage owner* responsible for car* which were stolen from their prem|aes. A par allel line of declalona deala with the liability of a garage owner where he dellvera a patron'a car to the wrong peraon, either aa a result of negligence or through an innocent mistake due to the fraud of the par | son who gets posaesalon of the car. In a recent Delaware caae the court applied the rule, already well settled, that under either of the conditions mentioned the garage owner la re sponsible for a patron'a car delivered to the wrong person and thereby lost to the owner. A truck driver Is not guilty of negligence, so as to render his em ployer liable for an ensuing accident to a pedestrian, becauee of his failure to blow his horn and reduce his speed when he say a pedestrian directly ahead of him In the road, where he waa led to believe that the pedestrian i was aware of the proximity of the i truck and was proceeding to get out of its path. It was so held In a re cent Missouri caae, the facta of which ahow that the pedeetrlan suddenly became frightened and confuaed and was run down before the driver waa able to discern the danger. In a recent New York caae It la held that where an automobile ran Into the rear of a wagon on a dark , night, there being no lights in the rear of the wagon as required by law. proof of this fact alone is sufficient to absolve the motorist from liability for the damages reaultlng from the accident, without the neceaalty of proof on the part of the motorist that he was exercising due care and com plying with all legal requirements on hla own part at tbo time of the acci dent. If you are in doubt about any legal points relating to automobiles, write to J. H. Yeomans, Automotive Editor of The Washington Times. BUILDING NEW PLANT FOR DU PONT MOTORS Du, Pont Motors, Inc., Wilmington, Del., who are bringing out the new dupont automobile, have purchased a ten-acre tract at Moore, Pa., lying along the Pennsylvania Railroad on the outskirts of Philadelphia, and work already la under way on a mod ern factory building at the new lo cation. The new fartory will be ready for occupancy by mid-summer and in the meantime production will be carried on at the Wilmington plant. The first duPont cars will be delivered about Juno I. Thla new car. announcement of which some months Hgo aroused con siderable Interest, is a four-cylinder Job to sell at J4.000. It Is built for speed and the body linen are said to be somewhat unusual. I SPECIALIZE HUDSON ESSEX DODGE REPAIRING DELCO Starting, Lighting and Ignition Syatama FRED M. MEYERS Form?rly With Stmratt Motor Co. Manhattan Garage 1706-8 7th St. Phonr North 7557 Industrial Expansion Depends On Better "Moving" Facili ties, Says Motor Expert Tor th? put (our y??r?, cittndlni right down to th* prevent hoar, the American people have had one object leaeon after anther on the vital neoeaatty of ??l#UlnlB| tranaporta tlon facilities unimpaired." says J. <3. ?ayerllne. prealdant of Ute Columbia Motore Company, Detroit. 'That fact la plain to nearly everyone now. But what la aot ao plain to the country at large la thai our transportation method* ana* facilities muat be In creased. They inuat alao be made much more efficient or Induetry everywhere will be (acted and throt tled with dlaaatroua result*. "American Induetry muat (row. It cannot atand atlll or go back. That la not the eplrlt of the American peo ple. But Induetry cannot grow, nor can the proeperlty of our people, gen erally, grow unleea transportation la allowed to grow. "Buelneea men with whom I have talked and who have the beat Inter eata of thla country at heart are agreed that the aettlement of strike* la only curing aurface Indication* Udcli curea, only temporary at the beat, have no influence whatever on the fundamental disarrangement far beneath. "How are we going to gat at the fundamntal wrong to make tranapor tatlon effective, efficient and capable of taking car* of Induatrlal expan sion? It takea more than two hun dred million tona of hoga, cattle, shcrp. corn, rye, wheat, barley, oata a*d other food product* yearly to keep thla nation alive. Thla meaut that two ton* of food rauet be trap* ported one or more tl?ee for every man. woman and child. Thl* ono fact alone shows how vital transportation I* to our very existence. "The country need* more freight oare, more locomotives, Improved dock and terminal facilities, deep ened waterwaya. hard-*urfaced road* Only united, concentrated effort will get them. Federal, State and munici pal autborltlee. acting In haraaonloua ooncert with banking and transport tatlon representatives, could go a long way In eolvlng thla problem ao vital to the future of thla country." TREATMENT OF WORN CYLINDERS EXPLAINED We are frequently asked the ques tion as to the distinction between re grinding and reborlng cylinder*, and how one la to know which process ?hould be used in the event It becomes necessary to true-up worn cylinder*. Engines that have been in aervlce for a considerable time are apt to de velop the worn cylinder diseaae. which manlfeeta Itself In loss of power. The reason la that the cyllndera, due to the side-thrust of the piston*, get slightly more wear In the cross-wise direction than they do in the fore and-aft direction. Thl* result* in a I slightly elliptical shape, which 1* the more pronounced the older the engine, and hence the gases have a chance to . leak past the worn sections. If the wear in only a few thou- ; ?andth* of an Inch, the bore of the ? cylinder can be trued up merely by , grinding, but. If the cylinder is badly out of round. It I* sometimes neces sary to rebore it before the grinding is done. The point Is that grinding cannot be expected to make a very deep cut or correct a badly wis shaped cylinder. Where a deep cut is needed the surplus metal should be removed by the boring process, after which a very accurate surface can be secured with the grinder. From the foregoing It will be obvious that to ?ecure accurate reault* and to bring dimensions to very close limits grind ing 1* necessary, for boring will not admit of such accuracy. It should further be clear that grinding will produce a much smoother surface than boring alone. TIRE SOLVES PROBLEM. Transporting perishable commodi ties like poultry, butter and eggs over 100 mile* over all kinds of rutty road*, brick pavement and through Illinois mud from 15 to 20 Inches deep is not the easiest problem in the world, and to the Frank Atlas Pro duce Company, of Lincoln, It offered a sourcc of worry that corrugated the brow of H. L. Atlas, proprietor of the company. His accountant Anally told him that the solid tired trucks in use were costing mere in depreciation and upkeep than they earned. On the verge of deciding to return to horse-drawn vehicles. Mr. Atlas bought a new truck equipped with Goodyear cord pneumatics. Now he writes enthusiastically that in twelve months he has spent nothing on re pair*, carries heavy overloads on the same poor roads, his ga* and oil con sumption has decreased 30 per ccnt, and he I* able to retain drivers be cause they are not tired out each night from the Joltin* they got from the solid-tired vehicle. GABRIEL SNUBBERS A few of the many rea sons why you should equip your car with Gabriel Snubbers. 100 Per Ccnt Easier Riding Save* Your Tire* Prolong* Car Life 30-Day Trial B. F. Z'mmermann 1018 14th St. Phone M. 7841 ??? -i One* upon a time a Jtm# ?nd will ing youngater reported to Mike MuF' phy .famoue old gridiron bo?? at Vale. The following yaar he *M a aenaatlon and Walter Camp ellpped him a job on the All-Amerlcan team. That June he graduated and return* ed to hie home In Cincinnati. Bep*rt. In* to the great manufacturing plant, eatabltahed by hie grandfather In lilt, the unlverelty graduate ta| handed a pair of overall* and put te wotM on a pile of lumber. Gradually he worked through every 1> part men t. qualifying aa an expert machlnlet and cabinet worker, ?vent tally he became plaat euperlnteadent ind later general manager of all tke Mitchell Furniture Company plante. holding thl* poeltlon eight yeara. In January. l?ll. we haa placed In com mand of a etrlng ol nine great auto? mobile plante. P 8.?Name: W. L^dyard Mitchell, preeldent. Maxwell-Chalmere com. panlea. Aek H. B. L*ary. Jr.. who deal* out Maxwell and Chalmer* cara at 1121 Fourteenth etreet. for many other Interesting sidelights ??this remarkable career. ? Maxwell Chal mere Publicity Department. plowTngbThight. To catch up with belated spring planting farmere In New Jetaey are operating -motor tractor* night and day. Night plowing la made success ful by the u?e of hlgh-pewered elec tric lamps fitted to both the front and rear of machine*. TWENTY YiEARSAGO. Twenty yeara ago ownere of motor care paid >1 for an examination fee In addition to *2 for a license to operate an automobile for one year In New York state. CYLINDER GRINDING Get 100% Efficiency FROM YOUR MOTOR These spring days bring increased duty for your car. Our plant is equipped with best type of cylinder grinders. Oversize Pistons and Rings Fitted Service Prompt Prices Reasonable Work?The Best PRECISION MACHINE CO. (Incorporated) Shop?S. Washington, Va. (Addison Sta j on W. Va. By.) Business Office, Riggs BIdg. Main 3047 MILEPOST PHONES. D**igu?d to mt(?r<iU u4 alh?r p*r?ou who *r? to m*1 ?( II !? pru?o??4 to n.#i?ll public llU* phone* ?t ?*ch ni .-i- ?t Ik* 75 BRITISH MAKES. Th?r? ?r? no Iwi Ibtn 114 MkM of motor ??r? uftrM lor Ml* to Britlvh notorial*. 0< th**? oiljr ui of British muu/?<? tur?. Columbia Six! ' ? THE GEM OF THE HIGHWAY DURABILITY THROUGHOUT, MECHANICAL PERFORMANCE, ECONOMICAL SERVICE, AND BEAUTY % THE PRIME FACTORb WHICH GUIDE THE INTELLIGENT PUR CHASER OF A MOTOR CAR ARE CHARACTERISTIC OF EVERY MODEL OF "THE COLUMBIA SIX." GEO. C. RICE AUTO CO. 1317-27 H St Phone Main 754 ' s Sauls' Addition Hardware And Auto Supply Co. 4601-03 14th St. N. W. A Now Open For Business Auto Accessories of All Kinds Gasoline (Convenient Driveway), Free .Air and Water Complete Line of Hardware Philadelphia Diamond Grid Batteries and Battery Service Hooc), Goodrich, Pennsylvania Vacuum Cup and Hartford Tires Auto Repairing in Rear By Thoroughly Experienced Mechanic ALL WORK GUARANTEED ( Sauls' Addition Hardware And Auto Supply Co. 4601-03 14th Street N. W. THE BEST OF THE FOURS THE LORRAINE has the richness of finish and grace of line that appeal to critical motorists. The power and action are such as one would expect from a perfect mechanical assembly. Consult the specifications. $1,525 DELIVERED IMMEDIATE DELIVERY HENDRICK MOTOR COMPANY DISTRIBUTORS LORRAINE. ECONOMY AND JONES CAR; 2424 Eighteenth St. N. W. Gi?h Garwt, 17th and You N. W.