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Maxwell Motor Reservists Eager to Invade Mexico
■ ,i Hhhs* W/^ A prt of the First Company of the California Automobile Reserve Corps. The picture was taken in I,os Angeles and shows the motorist reserves In full jniforni in their 191 S Maxwell cars. Lieutenant Lyman P. Clark, at the wheel of the first car. is in command of the corps. Famous Pathfinder Again Hits Transcontinental Trail An unscheduled event at the Pan ama California International Exhibit on at San Diego recently resulted in the covering with much honor, the battle-scarred veteran of thousands of miles,, "Lena." "Lena'' Is none other than one of the most famous auto mobiles in existence, a Pathfinder "40" which served as the official car of the American Automobile Association and as the United States official public roads car, and during her life so far has charted live transcontinental highways and is still in active run ning service. "The next bit of work for 'Lena' to do in her remarkably efficient manner, is to induce Eastern Motorist to tour to the Pacific Cda-st this season," was • the statement of W. E. Stalnaker, vice-president and director of sales of the Pathiinder Company. "Lena" is owned by the Pathfinder Company and since hear ing our proposal to start a stock, twelve-cylinder Pathfinder touring car on a trip across fhe continent, nego tiating the entire distance in high, our l.os Angeles dealer has interested the Automobile Club of Southern Cali fornia in an effort to terminate this run at the San Diego Fair instead of San Francisco as we have originally planned. I cannot say definitely what we will (16. but from the active inter est which has been shown and the as surances of a royal welcoming, we may take up this proposition. George 1. Lufkin, manager Pathfinder agency in l.os Angeles, left last week for San Diego in the battered, yet worthy, old car, accompanied by representatives of a moving picture weekly, and one of the heads of the Motor Transporta tion Bureau of the Exposition. He writes us that "Lena" attracted as much attention as any of the note worthy displays of art, science, or re nown: everywhere crowds gathered around the old car, so shabby after its time and travel-worn achievements, as its history was recounted from mouth to mouth. "From San Diego the Pathfinder will make a run to Salt Lake City, placing the official exposition trail signs along the route, incidentl.v enlisting the co-operation of the towns along the way toward getting us to end the proposed high gear run at the San Diego fair. This run is planned for some time later on when the weather is more settled. >• Pathfinder the Great,' our twelve cylinder model with a gear ratio of 4.81, will be stripped of all gears ex < opt high and reverse for the thirty five hundred mile run." Every possible care will be taken to procure local witnesses of unap proachable Integrity to note the car's performance In places where the go imr is had. Hills will be negotiated only in the forward sear and evidence will be obtained to establish definite grounds for the public's confidence. "There will be no attempt at exces sive speed; Instead the pace will be the same that the average private owner would care to take in making the trip. When motorists find that they can make this trip with cob-webs growing in first and second speeds, two results will be obtained. First, a greatly increased number of motorists "ill take the trip; second, many will nuy the car that can make this jour ney all the way in high. We have never before staged a transcontinental run, as has been the practice of a few other companies. The occasion of •Lena's' debut was when the West ward brothers blazed the trail, back in 191J and 191.1, with their five trans continental routes. At this time, the Pathfinder was selected without solici tation from its makers. We are confi dent that 'Pathfinder the Great' will secure the acclaim of the great Amer ican motordom by its performance as did the older sister, 'Lena.' Powerful Dort Motor Saves Factory Shutdown Flint, Mich.. April 22.— I The power ful Dort motor, which has shown such wonderful efficiency in the Dort louring car. had an opportunity again Jo demonstrate its remarkable worth in a novel way last week. The Spring thaw and unusually heavy rains combined in raising the Flint river, beside which the Dort fac tory is located, to a height of sixteen feet above its normal level. A miniature flood resulted, and drove all the workmen from the shops. But for a happy idea of J. D. Mansfield, the general sales manager, the shops would have been shut down for sev eral (fays, a very serious thing at this time of the year, with dealers all over the country clamoring for Dort cars. Two chassis were run out of the motor assembly department and their engines attached to a large four-Inch centrifugal force pump lent by the local fire department. In less than two hours the water level in the entire Dort factory has been appreciably re duced, and by afternoon all the men were at work again. Tn spite of the T p.r', that the river continued at ils hi«li level for two or three days, there was no trouble in keeping the Dort shops and offices free of water. .JOSEPH CIjOUSEH DIES Shiremanstown. Pa., April 22. Joseph W. Clouser died at his home on East Main street, yesterday after noon, aged 72 years. * ran Ensminger Motor Co. Third & Cumberland Sts. DISTRIBUTOItS SATURDAY EVENING, HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH APRIL 22, 1916. Court Decides in Favor of Protecting Dealer On March 31, 1916. there ended in the United States District Court, in Cleveland, Ohio, a trial which has last ed for three weeks, and Is of vital In terest to the dealers throughout the country. The suit was one brought by a con sumers' league known as the Automo bile Co-operative Association of America, which was organized in New York in 190S and went out of business in 1911. The suit was against the B. F. Goodrich Company, the Diamond Hub bet - Company, the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, the Republic Rubber Company and the United States Tire Company. The Cnsumers' League—the plaintiff —complained that these companies had refused to sell tires to it at dealers' prices: that such refusal was the re sult of a combined action or conspi racy on the part of these companies, and that the result of such conspiracy had been to cause tills Consumers' Lea gue to fail in business. The suit was brought for ?4->O,OOO damages under the Sherman antitrust law. The fight was continued by the Good rich, Diamond and Republic companies. It appeared from the evidence there after taken—consisting of testimony of a number of prominent dealers anil of suffioers ami branch managers of the tire companies—that the Goodrich com pany bad always and consistently re fused to sell to clubs, consumers' lea gues and kindred organizations at deal ers' prices, recognizing that to do so would be unfair to, and would under mine the business of, the legitimate dealers. Though the court, at the conclusion of the evidence, decided—and subse quently so charged the jury—that no damages were proven or could be re covered even if the defendants were guilty under the Sherman law, the de fendants were unwilling to stop, but desired to have the propriety of their acts passed upon. The matter was one of principle to us. So the case was argued before the jury which has not brought in a ver dict completely in favor of the defen dant. The court, in its charge to the jury, jointed out that the reason stated by the -defendants for not selling to the plaintiff at dealers' prices was that "they were forced to decide between two alternatives—to deal with the co- operative leagues, such as the plain tiff was assumed to be, and lose the business of the regular dealers, or to say 'we will not deal with the co operative leagues and we will keep the favor and the support of the regular dealers.' " Further, the court said: "If the plaintiff was not entitled to the consideration accorded to, and re ceived by, regular retail dealers in the ordinary course of trade, then to re fuse to deal with them as regular re tail dealers was no restraint of trade." Again, the court said that the jury would have to ask itself this ques tion. namely: "Was there any necessity for Mr. Raymond, representing the Goodrich j company, with its standing in the trade, to appeal to other tire makers to join with it in such an agreement against 1 this corporation? Was there any bene ■ lit to accrue to the Goodrich Com pany to do this sort of thing?" And the jury decided in favor of the defendants. The Goodrich Company will continue with its uniform and long-established policy, which has been and is and will lie to protect its dealers, and refuse to sell at dealers' prices to consumers ! under whatever form of association they may be banded together. Service Feature Essential to Even Best of Trucks "It mutters not how good the tire or how careful the driver, prompt service is wanted sometime, somewhere. When the. service is wanted, it is wanted badly, and the house that gives prompt service saves the truck owner vexatious and costly delays," said Alfred H. Shaffer, local distributor of Gibne.v solid tires, in an interview to-day. Continuing, he said: " 'How soon' is the purport of the message flashed by telegraph, telephone or messenger i when wear and tear or accident to tirer; lias put a truck out of commis sion; and the being on the job in stantly is the keynote to Gibnev solid tire service and really spells the prog ress-. of the city's transportation prob lems. "Naturally, our service starts with a stock of tires of all sizes and types we manufacture pressed-on, demount able, notch and cushion solid tires— but it is in the infinite detail of quick application of these tires that we guard against delay to Gibney tire users. Rushed from the disabled truck, the wheel needing a new tire is placed in a hydraulic press. With steel cylinders acting as buffers, the old tire is pressed 01. under 100 tons pressure, to be re bulU or discarded. A steel band for the felloe, if such is necessary, is taken care of by appliances on hand. A band heater, fed with natural gas prepares it for the wheel, and cold water quickly shrinks it immovably into place. Replaced on the hydraulic press, the wheel receives its new tire under necessary pressure, steel cylin ders again acting as buffers. 'The whole operation is worked by our ex- Perts with marvelous rapidity. "Every detail of prompt service guards against unnecessary delay. We know that a truck out of commission is a distinct monetary loss to the owner, and our object is to save the owner all we can by handling his prob lem intelligently and efficiently with minimum loss of time." Touring New England States For Military Data Massachusetts has stepped to the front in furthering military prepared ness not only within Its own borders but throughout New Kngland. Under the auspices of the Bay State, a Ifodge Brothers motorcar is now touring the New England States gath ering information relative to the num-1 Price now SIO9O. Three years ago this car would have cost you S2OOO. Quality She's active, lacks "nerves," and very modern —the 3400 r. p. m. Chalmers She's active, full of life, lacks "nerves," and de- 3400 r. p. m. is just another way of stating horse livers a terrific wallop with only the slightest effort. power. It's the modern way. Becaus«*t shows I mean by that a power-wallop. Because she power through supreme engine speed*and not turns up 3400 revolutions per minute. Her crank through large bore and stroke, which means a brute shaft speed surpasses that of any other American of an engine, and hence a vehicle of great weight. car - The day of such a car has gone by. You and Though there are three built in the U. S. A. I want a light, spunky beast that responds to the that get a bit beyond 3100 r. p. m. slightest touch of the accelerator, that pulverizes It's like an electric fan, which turns up 4000 that drives straight as a sunbeam, that has r. p. m., or a turbine which does around 4300. the lure in her lines, and obeys. Of course, the Chalmers engine doesn't hit 3400 That's the 3400 r. p. m. Chalmers. I've never all the time. 3400 is the maximum. When the car had any person buy one and tell me she wasn't is running 5 miles an hour she turns up 250 r. p. m. there. For she is—loo per cent. At 10 miles an hour she does 500 r. p. m. At R un in an d I will show you a car that has 15 she does 750. At 20, 10)00. At 30, 1500. doubled my business. So you see the engine isn't hitting the highest Ask me about our service inspection coupons, speed at the slower car speeds—those speeds you They are negotiable with all Chalmers dealers drive 90 per cent of the time. everywhere. This system is a most important con- In a way it's like horse-power. You say the sideiation in buying your car. horse-power of your car is 40. You mean by that Five-Passenger Touring Car, SIO9O Detroit the maximum is 40. Three-Passenger Cabriolet, $1440 Detroit «r , ~A .. , . , ~ Two-Passenger Roadster, SIO7O Detroit Yet at 10 miles an hour you are using probably ~ , rr , 1} , . r> j , JL , , , ia i _ TK7"I, - l 4. ort 'l i Colors: Touring Car and Roadster, Oriford maroon with hood to leSS than 10 n. p. While at -0 miles an hour you match, or Meteor blue with black hood. Cabriolet, Oriford maroon or are using about 17 or 18 h. p. And SO on. Valentine green with hoods to match or Meteor blue with black hood. DEALERS: Keystone Motor Car Co. Ideal Automobile Co., Lebanon, Pa. 1019-1025 Market Street York Garage & Service Co., York, Pa. Snyder & \\ ingert, Chambersburg, Pa. C. T. Rombcrgcr, Elizabethville, Pa. A. D. Shatzer, Greencastle, Pa. ' o»>vvw€A Xew Eberhart Garage, Geo. F. Eberliart, Prop., Gettysburg, Pa. M. E. Schlegel, Thompsontown, Pa. M s r< ber of motorcars available for military duty, the condition of the roads, dis tance by roads between points, gen eral topography of the region and such other material as would be of advant age In the event of war and the at tempted invasion of this section of the nation by a foreign government. Maps will be made and other data gathered together and turned over to the Fifth Division of the Organized Militia (the National Guard of the New England States). The trip, which will cover several weeks, has the sanction and commen dation of Governor McCall, of Massa chusetts and Brigadier-General C. H. Cole, head of the Military Department of the State. The governor has addressed an of ficial message to the governors of the surrounding States, reading as follows: "I am to-day witnessing the start of a scout car and its crew which pro poses to visit each of the New England States and in the course of the jour ney call upon you. They are endeavor ing to fit themselves for military duty and serve their country in whatever emergencies that may arrive. It Is the hope that the experiences of this car in traversing all kinds of roads in much untraveled country, fording streams, climbing hills, and mountains may dem onstrate the availability of automo biles for successful military service even V-liere good roads are lacking. If the experience gained by them mav aid our State military organization in their preparedness program or lo stimulate i interest In equipping a branch of the 1 service with skilled automobile oper ators for any emergency, this car will not have made the trip In vain." Brigadier-General Cole sent a simi lar letter to the commanding officers of the guardsmen in the various States and dwelt particularly on the advantages that would accrue to the troops if there was a regularly organized motor de partment in each State. The start of the car from Boston was a civic event. Tiie Dodge Brothers' car. ] which was selected because of its woll- I known road ability, attracted a big crowd to the Beacon street entrance to ! the State House in Boston and it was i accompanied by the cheers of thous ands as Governor McCall shook hands I with the crew and wished them God speed on their trip. The car Is fully equipped for a rough journey as it is the intention of the party to thoroughly cover the Canadian border as well as gather information in the more populous sections. The car Is in charge of C. W. Henrv, of the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia and military regulations will govern it throughout the trip. Particular attention will be paid to gathering statistics relative to the num ber of motorcars available for service In quickly handling troops if the neces sity should arise. It is estimated that there are 10,000 cars of the type of the Dodge Brothers car, light but strong, that could be secured if necessary. The Dodge Brothers car has always proven Its worth in Mexico where Ave ! touring cars are In use with the first body of troops that went over the line. General Pershing made his personal en trance into Mexico in a Dodge Brothers car and all live of the cars negotiated roads that had to bo blasted out later to allow the trucks and supply wagons through. New Empire Roadster an Addition to Line A new roadster of four-passenger capacity is the latest addition to the line of the Empire Automobile Com pany. The car, which made its first appearance last week, is one of the most attractive types announced this season. In general the lines conform with those of the touring car models with the high cowl and sides, but prob ably the most noticeable feature is the roominess of the car. There are two doors in front and Iwo passengers are accommodated by the individual type front seats. Between these seats is an aisleway ten inches wide to give easy entrance lo the rear seats. The width of this, 36 inches, gives exceptional seating space for the other two pas sengers. Utmost comfort is assured the occupants of (his rear seat by full IS-inch space between this and the front, chairs. An exclusive and striking feature is found in the luggage compartment. This occupies the entire rear deck and is reached, not at the rear, but by means of an entrance afforded by (lie dropping of (lie rear seat upholstery, the cushion being hinged at the bot tom for this purpose. With this pad in place the compartment becomes dust proof, giving perfect protection to baggage. The compartment is so large that two suitcases, in addition ' to many other accessories needed in I touring, may be carried there. The top, of one-man type, is also There's a Difference In Coal --A vast difference. Tou may be burning more coal than la neces sary, because you are not burning the kind especially adapted to your requirements. Talk the matter over with us —we'll steer you right on the par ticular kind of coal you ought to be using—and supply you with the best heat-fflvlnr fuel you cm buy. Costs the same—and "goes further. J. B. MONTGOMERY Aoo—either phone Brd and Chestnnt Streets 13 distinctive in line, giving the car an appearance of marked superiority. This roadster body is mounted on the six-cylinder chassis, which has Continental motor, single bearing fun floating rear axle, electric starting and lighting, etc. Willi the long wheelbase of 120 inches and perfected spring suspension, exceptional easy-riding comfort is attained. Deliveries of this i new type are scheduled for May.