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YOUR LIFE DEPENDS UPOIN
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of ottn. WILLBr, CterW orTOHardn S
and most expensie cnstrcin i bre inisfade
or you may have your own mechanic do the work
OFFER IS FOR TWO WEEKS
You can make reservations for future installation
by paying a deposit.
Call Franklin 2624 or 7955 B
HINES AUTO SUPPLY CO. l
920 D Street N. W. Washington, D. C.
IN AUTO TIRES
ON INSIDE PLY
They Are Often Called Ston
Bruises, Though Stones
Don't Cause Them.
A astone bruise" is a term used to
describe an Injury to a tire caused by
striking some object with sufficient
force to cause the fabric to be brok
en. It need not be a stone that
causes the damage.
The break in the fabric may be in
only one ply or It may be in a11 of
them; but in any case It is always the
inside ply that breaks first.
An Inexperienced driver whose tire
gets a heavy blow fhom a stone or
ourb usually looks over the outside
of the tire to see If any damage has
been done. But the old driver knows
that If har has been done the place
to look for It is In the inside and
that any break In the fabric wil be
registered on the Inside ply first, says
G. F. Fisher of the United States
Normally the inside ply is sherter
than the rest and each ply is shorter
than any of the others which are lo
cated outside of it. This is because
it Is on the inside of the curvature
of the tire. Now if the tire is sud
denly compressed at some point to
a considerable extent, such as shown
the relative position of the plies is re
bersed, that is. the outside ply be
comes, at this particular point, the
inside ply as repards the curvature
and the inside ply becomes the out
side ply, as regards the curvature.
This has the effect of st-etching
the inside ply more than any of the
others and, of course, if the amount
of the stretch Is very great, the fab
ric will be broken.
If It should happen, as it often
does, that only one or two inner
plies are broken, there will not be
any signs of the injury on the out
side until a considerable time after
ward. This in because the othsr
plies still unbroken will continue to
hold against the air pressure even
though they will be under excessive
strain. But continued flexing will
eventually break them also and the
result may be a blow-out which may
ocdur at any time, even on a perfect
ly smooth pavement.
Another effect of a break in one
or two inner plies may be that from
continued bending the broken edges
of the fabrie rub a hole in the inner
tube at that point. Sometimes the
air break Is so pronounced, espe
cially in a fabric tire, that the tire
pressure forces the inner tube into
the break, and as this is continually
closing and opening, as the tire rolls,
the acUon is like a pair of pinchen
and cuts the tube.
If the tube is chafed through or
cut after a bruise, such as described,
the air will pass directly through
the carcass and force the rubber
side covering, and sometimes the
tread, loose from the fatric. When
this happens the user generally
terms it a blowout and as a matter
of fact it is; but contrary to the
opinion often held, it is seldom the
result of a defect in manufacture.
It can generally be traced to en
injury sustained sometime prior to
the final breaking down of the tire.
WOMAN OF 70 STANDS
ON HEAD TO KEEP YOUNG
NEW' YORK, April 7.-The spec
tacle of an old lady standing se
dately on her head my be viewed
any day by thoue who climb out on
the Ilotel Waldorf-Astoria root at
the right hour.
An Invalid at fifty-five, but bale
at seventy. Mrs. Marguerite Jose
phine Blair. of Los Angeles. says
there's nothing like standing on
the bead-unless it be rhythmic
dancing-to -keep the waist slender,
1ae flesh firm and the health at
top notch. Standing on her head,
together with dancing and a diet
of olives, nuts and prunes. have
cured Mrs. Blair of rehumatism and
curvature of the spine, she says
Mrs. Blair occupied the chair of
domestic arts in the University of
Minnesota twenty-five years.
There is one part of an automo
bile that remains stationary when
the car Is in motion. This Oart is
the section of the tire on the
ground, and is considered instantan
ously stationary because it is
touching the ground at the Instant.
-Know the Policy
Under the direction of
Guy F. Allen and Charles
A. Towne, the Company has
worked under a strict pol
icy of buying only such ma
terial as could be paid for
without encumbering the
project with debts.
This policy has necessarily
slowed production but it has
maintained the soundness of
the investment throughout
the entire period of design
ing, setting up and early
production, so that today
with decks cleared Yor quan
tity production the Company
is on the soundest basis of
its career, and its growrth
will be rapid and thoroughly
We are building an en
during business, producing
a car bound to endure above
828 14th St. N. W.
Wshlagtss, D. C.
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bac ersaid to Eve 49C
street Southwes. Pn===
I. Z. Bridges, of the Nistb
cinct, who arrested himl, h=
prued Bona, but was eutals
ced. It waa brought out
that the hacker had bo on
victed on two previous charges
DRIVERS TO BE
Cash Prize Offered for Most
Approbrious Term for Care
What is the prope name ,ar the
motor driver who tries to beat the
traffic ignal, who drives on the
wrong god of the street, who
neglects his brakes, who tries to out
in close, who through his careless
ness or rcklessness endangers the
lives of all, particularly of children?
The American Automobile A=cia
tion wants a name which will put
such a man in the nass as the
Jay-walker. A Jay- Is a pEt'
son not sufficiently eivilised to cross
the street at the proper oroemages He
or she endangers public safety as
well as obstructing traffic. The Jay
walker deserves prosecution, but
even more effective is the ridicule
carried by this term.
The millions of orderly and care
ful motorists In the country suffer
because of the few thouands rowdy
and careless. A name I wanted
to show these drivers that they do
not "belong." Police records show
that a heavy percentage of acci
dents are due to the recklessness of
pedestrians, but that planes a fur
ther responsibility upon the motor.
Ist to take extra precautlons for
For the best term of this sort such
as man-killer, Jay-walker, road-heg.
highway-pest, the American Auto
mobile Association will pay $36. The
name must be submitted before May
15. Award will be made May 29.
All suggestions should be ad
dressed to Contest Editor, American
Automobile Association. 1108 Rix
teenth street northwest, Washing
ton. D. C.
Automotive Activities Through
out the World.
A 30-mile concrete highway in
California, known as the "Ridge
Route," cost $1,600,000.
More than 700,000 license plates
have already been issued by the
Motor Vehicle Department In Call.
As a result of new taxes on motor
vehicles, the British Government
expects to derive $40,000,000 a
Oe-half of the sine output of
the United States, In the form of
sine oxide, Is being used by the tire
Throughout the United States
there are 202 refinertes In operation,
having a total daily capacity of
1,726,735 barrels of crude oil.
The first concrete road In the
United States was built in Bellefon
taine, Ohio. In 183-94. There 4400
square yards put down.
Of the vehicular traffic on the
highways in California 97.8 per
Cent. Is motor propelled. Motor
Blame American 'Pep'
for Berlin Accidents
The fact that street accidents
in Berlin have Increased 600
per cent since 1912 has led to
the suggestion that one of the
caused may be the apparent
effort to put American "pep"
Into th city', everyday life.
One newspaper writer asserts
Berliners have become too
bury to greet friends In pass
ing; that the spirit of hustle
is~ disturbing the general roua
tine, and that the citisens as a
whole are growing nervous.
He deprecates "the attempt to
make Berlin street life look
like Forty-second street and
Official reports say most of
the accidents are due to speed
ing automobiles and careless
pedestrians, "who step off the
side-walk. and walk the streets
In every direction without once
looking to se if they are in the
way of vehicular traffic."
Ther.- is no ordinance regu
lating pedestrian traffic. Even
at the more crowded intersec
tions the public cross the
streets at will, taking their
chances with the automobilee,
street cars, omnibuses, trucks,
and horse cabs. There are no
traffic policemen in the Teutoni
metropolis, but it has been do
cided to establish msh a forge,
En the meantime the "aeeurity
hasW but one aim and
Thatw s, toe makw thO SN
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