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AUTOMOBILE NEWS
TIMELY LOCAL FEATURES OF INTEREST TO AUTOIST3
BY ALFRED P. DAVIES, AUTO EDITOR.
FIRESTONE COMPANY EXHIBIT
GIANT PNBI'MATIC THI CK TIRES
As an interesting window exhibit,
the one now in the big show windows
of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Com
pany at 210 North Second street, will
be hard to equal. They are exhibit
ing something out of the ordinary, or
rather something that is coming into
its own at a very fast pace. This ex
hibit consists of two large 40x8 Giant
Pneumatic Firestone Truck tires and
tubes. These tires are fast taking
the place of solid tires on trucks
whose operators desire speed
and rapid service. and are
proving exceptionally satisfactory
RETTBERG BROTHERS,
428-450 X. Front St.
STEELTON
AUTHORIZED FORD SALES
AND SERVICE STATION
Auto Repairing. Battery Re
charging, United States and Good
rich Tires, Mobiloils, Texaco Motor
Oils. Agency Gould Storage Bat
tery.
BELL PHONE
IWILL ALWAYS
SERVE YOU WELL
\\ hen your truck is an International, you
eliminate practically all.your haulage worries
and your mind is at ease for you know that
I your International serves you well.
I International Motor Trucks have been
doing dependable, serviceable, economical
1 - work for a long number of years for thou
-1 sands of owners all over the country.
They have proven their metal in every con
ceivable way. They have long ago passed the
experimental stage and now stand out as
America's foremost truck.
We always have a number of
good trucks of various makes
for sale, that we have traded in
I on Internationals.
CRISPEN MOTOR CAR COMPANY
Salesrooms, Bell Service Station
I 103 Market. 3504 29 N. Cameron.
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DODGE BROTHERS |
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I 3 I here is nothing- problematical or ex
! i perimental about the performance
| | of Dod g e Brothers Business Car. |
0 . The owner can safely calculate |
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It will pay yon to visit ns and examine Uiis car. jj
The haulage cost is unusually low.
Keystone Motor Car Co. 1
59 S. Cameron St. |
J ?®i 1 CHARLES R. BARMER, Mgr. Dial 0
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SATURDAY EVENING.
in every way. They are made
somewhat similar to the regular
Firestone Cord Tire, except that tre
construction is much more massive.
The following letter from a user in
Cleveland. 0.. will explain what these
tires are doing for them in the every
day use of one of their trucks.
Cleveland. 0.. Jan. 3, 1919.
Firestone Tire & Rubber Co.,
Akron. Ohio.
Gentlemen: —I think you will be in
terested in knowing something of the
splendid performance of your Giant
Cord Tires on the 2-ton White truck
which we liav e been operating daily
between Cleveland and Akron tor the
; past several months.
This truck weighs, front S'j 50
! pounds, and is equipped with Cjxfi
cord tires —the rear weighs 4.10
| pounds and is equipped with 40x8
| cord tires. .
; As you probably know, the vibra
! tion to batteries and generator of
truck on solid tires is u pretty sen
cus matter. It, no doubt, would have
been necessary to make some_ gen
erator repairs and to havo built up
the batteries at least twice, had this
truck been equipped with solid tires.
To date this truck has run So 6
miles and because of the cushioning
qualities of your Giant _Tire equip
ment, we have not found it necessary
to go to any expense whatever for re
pair parts or repair labor, except
burning out carbon once, notiwth-
I standing that, this truck has been in
continual service and operates at pas-
I senger car speed— it is not unusual
to make the trip from Cleveland to
Akron (43 miles) in an hour and &
half.
As you know, 1 was reluctant to
have pneumatic equipment on this
truck originally, but since it has dem
onstrated to me that the wear, tear
and general depreciation of truck is
going to be almost a negligible itbm
compared with results had it been
equipped with solid tires. I am seri
ously considering changing to pneu
matic equipment on some of our oth
er trucks. In fact, a few days ago. I
gave you an order to change over the
3H-ton Packard truck No. 37 to 38x7
front and 44x10 rear.
Yours very truly,
KNUTSEN MOTOR TRUCKING CO.
(Signed) O. Knutsen, Pres.
ABSENCE OF FREAK INVEN
TIONS ON AUTOS THIS YEAR.
This year will be u notable one in
lite automobile world owing to the
lack of freakish inventions. Herc-to
°re every automobile show
throughout the country, the outstand
ing points have always beeft the new
freaks that have been on exhibition.
Now the war has put a quietus on the
irrepressible discoverers of mechani
cal fallacies.
This season every purchaser of an
automobile may rest assured the car
he buys will perform, for everything
that is being exhibited is at least a
year old and has past the experiment
al stage There will be no alluring
new tangled propositions to make a
man scratch his head fnd wonder
whether he should have one. Every
car will be sold strictly on its merits
and its record of past performance.
And this is as it should be for the au
tomobile is out of its infancy and is
about as perfect as it will ever be. Of
course it is a simple matter to run
out of gas, or run into things and
break up your car or some other iuch
thing that is likely to tie up a trip
but the substantially of the automo
i .j S been proven conclusively and
the old adage of 'get out and get un
der is stored away in the moth balls
of pleasant(?) memories
Looks as if the traffic cops are to
retain their jobs according to infor
mation that has been circulating late
ly This is as it should be for the
present traffic men are about as good
as there are in any city (one of them
asked the writer if he couldn't see
the jay lines the other day when
crossing the street at Third and Mar
ket) and with the experience of the
last year it is reasonable to believe
that traffic will be handled in a mas
terly manner.
WEST SHORE
Auto Repair Shop
and
Battery Service Station
• Auto Repairing
Electrical Work
Batteries Installed, Re
charged, Overhauled
Anything and everything
nhont your machine promptly
repaired and put in lirst-elass
condition. Prices reasonable.
Arthur L. Miller
PROPRIETOR
2nd St. and Fulton Ave.
Wormleysburg
harrisburg "texegiexfhi
WAR HEI.ICS TO BE ON
EXHIBITION AT Al TO SHOW
A special committee consisting of
Boyd Harrington of the Packard Mo
tor Car Company. B. F. Barker, of the
Miller Auto Company, and Carl Han
son. of the Overland-llarrlsburg Com
pany. has been appointed by the Mo
tor Dealers Association to take up the
matter of securing war relics for the
Automobile Show to be held in the
Overland-Harrisburg Service Station,
March 15 to 33.
Every effort to get something out
of the ordinary is being put forth and
three or four new invenUons that
have never been heard of or seen by
the public will probably be on exhibi
tion. What the Government meant to
do to the Hun if he didn't give up,
will be vividly illustrated in these
new Inventions that are to be brought
out of hiding now that the war is
over.
The 1919 Harrisburg AutivShow is
going to be the best ever held in this
vicinity, and it will be on a par with
those of New York and Philadelphia.
With the splendid organization back
of the project and the enthusiasm be
ing aroused, Harrisburg is in store
for a real show.
A new kind of service to be known
as "Crank-case Service'"' has been in
augurated at Black's Garage. This
service means that when purchasing
oil at this garage, the car owner can
have his crank-case drained without
extra cost and new oil put in. Tlrs is
a novel proposition and is meeting
with approval.
Frank Downey, manager of the
(lately Fitzgerald Company, who is
tho owner of a Hudson superslx and
who isn't considered very easv on
tires, when driving his car, has just
taken one of the Miller 35x5 cord tires
which he is using to the Sterling Tire
Company for repairs. Mr. Downey has
only gotten 10, Dili) miles out of this
tire, and says he expects to get about
5,000 more because the tread is prac
tically as good us new. That is sure
what we would cull real mileage
GO.MERY-SCHWARTZ MOTOR
CAR CO. OPEN BRANCH HERE
The Goinery-Schwartz Motor Car
Co.. of Philadelphia, eastern distrib
utors for the Hudson Motor Car Co..
have opened a branch in Harrisbu.-g
at 120 Market street. H. N. Parting
ton. formerly manuger of the Wil
mington, Del., branch will have
charge here. The complete line of
cars and tractors handled through the
1 hiladelphia distributing point, con
sisting of Hudson and Essex touring
cars. Stewart Trucks and Knicker
t.m r . Traotors will be handled here.
•i • i not e ' open for . business,
this firm expects to have ail arrange
ments completed in a few days, when
they wilt be able to display tneir line
of ears, and also have a service sta
tion open for immediate work
John I-iimle, better known as Jock,
has expecn*d u position as salesniun I
with tho Rex Garage and Supply Co. I
and will devote his efforts to selling
the v elie Cars. Lingle is a well
known Harrisburger and has been in
terested in the automobile industry
for some time. j
DVPI.EX TRUCK STANDS
UP WELL IN TEST TRIP
In a recent test trip between Sun
bury and New Y'ork. a Duplex 4-wheol
drive truck pulling a trailer with a
load of 6 tons, made an exceptional
record, as regards cost per mile. The
trip covered a distance of 532 miles
and took six days. Records that have
just been sent the Harrisburg Auto
Co., the local distributors, show that
tfhck cost cents per ton per
. .**9 operate, or 13 cents per mile
which included interest on the invest
ment, depreciation on tires, gasoline,
oil. drivers.wages, insurance, lepans,
This trip was made over the ordi
nary roads in regular work of haul
ing freight between these two points
and .without any special efforts on the
part of the driver. No time was lost
in any way for repairing
Charles Ft. Barner, manager the
Keystone Sales Co.. was in Philadel
phia this weeic arranging to have his
allotment of Peerless cars raised o'e?
successful in securing a larger num
ber and expects to drive them over
land from Philadelphia.
MEYERS MOTOR SALES CO.
TO OPEN NASH AGENCY HERE.
Monday morning the Meyers Motor
Sales Co., under the management cf
,1* Meyers, will open a new service
station and salesroom at 1210 Penn
street, for the Nash Motors. This line
of touring cars and trucks are well
known in Harrisburg, but for the past
two or three years have not been
Most Decorated American
Returns From War Zone
■ V-Jtlj,.'' ** . .. /
Capt. S. Crillon Chapman, bomb
ing aviator, of New York, wearing
the Medaille Militaire, Croix do
Guerre with palm and v three stars,
Belgian Whr Cross, Rirasian Croix
de St. George and the Italian War
Cross, returned home recently after
four years with the Allied armies.
Captain Chapman has had four stir
ring years of service under the flags
of Prance, Belgium, Russia, Italy
and the United States. He Joined tho
French forces in 1914 as an artill
erist, later joining the Lafayette Es
cadriile as a bomber. Bravery on
the front with King Albert's forces
won him the Belgian honors. In
1916 he served with the Russian
Army on the French front, and won
the Croix de St. George. While fly
ing in Italy he was awarded the
Italian Cross of War. The United-
States Government has Captain
Chapman credited with downing
three German planes.
pushed. Mr. Meyers Is a live auto
mobile man. having been in the busi
ness for a number of years and will
make every effort to push the Nash
to the front as one of Central Penn
sylvania's popular cars.
Mtcs GARAGE APPOINTED
AIITHOKIZen FORD STATION.
In an announcement on another
page of today's paper, the Informa
tion the Mac's Garage Inc., has been
appointed by the Ford Motor Co., of
Detroit as an authorized Ford service
station. Mac's Garage has been do
ing exclusive Ford work ever since
opening up their new garage on
South Third Street, and had installed
every known facility for Ford repair
ing.
They were the first Ford concern in
this part of the country to install this
machinery and several big automobile
men say that It is the best equlppei
shop In the Fast. Partly for this rea
son and also for the popularity that
the garage has gained with the Ford
owners of Central Pennsylvania caus
ed the Ford Co.t to appoint them an
authorized service station
'FAST MOTOR 1
1 EXPRESS
to and front I
New York, Phila. and
Harrisburg
Commercial and Furniture 1
llaullng
General Local Hauling
Anytime Anywhere
All folly covered by Insurance
A. T. Raffensperger & Son
Alata Office Phlla. Office
004 Market St. 3OT Market St
Ilnrrlsbunr. Pa. Phone
Phone, 3IUSJ Market 443S
SI AC'S 1 i
GARAGE
T MAC'S GARAGE f
Has Been Appointed An
Authorized
; Ford Service
. Station!
Because— I
We have the mcrst completely equipped shop in the East. I I
We were the first garage to install equipment including the Burn
ing-in stand, the motor test machine, the transmission
overhauling equipment, the axle straightening machine, |||| <,-%
the reboring machine for cylinder blocks, and all the {{!}
other special equipment endorsed by the Ford Motor
Car Co. of Detroit.
We devote our entire energies to Ford Repairing.
We aim to give complete satisfaction to every Ford Owner.
These are the reasons the Ford Motor Car Co. have appointed us to be an authorized Ford Serv
ice Station. They recognized our merits and the tremendous popularity we have gained with the
Ford Qwners of Central Pennsylvania. They recognized, that with the shop we have, we are able * | I
to turn out work that is to the best interest of the Ford Co. and to Ford Owners.
There are few Ford owners in Central Pennsylvania who do not know Mac's Garage. To those II I ♦
who have not yet made our acquaintance, we extend a most cordial invitation to visit our shop and
see for themselves the wonderful equipment we have for doing Ford work and how it works to their
advantage in saving <hem money on their work as well as time and how complete and satisfactory a
job we can turn out. < ; ' '
We Do Exclusive Ford Repairing
We Handle Only Genuine Ford Parts.
We Maintain a Staff of Experienced Mechanics
Every Job Is Supervised by a Factory Expert
We Tell You What Your Job Will Cost Before We Do It
We Guarantee Every Piece of Work We Do to Be Entirely Satisfactory.
YOU WILT, APPRECIATE WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU WHEN YOU
STOP TO CONSIDER—RRING YOUR FORD TO US FOR REPAIRING
BELL y-7 DIAI
3777 2413
111 >■ 117-19-21 S. Third St. 11l
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YANKS FAVOR DRY NATION.
New York Liquor Interests,
which cal Ithcmselveß spokesmen for
:he Americnn Army in France, ure
"Impostors" when they state the
troops overseas are opposed to pro
hibition, Jared Y. Sanders, represen
tative in Congress. and former Gov
ernor of Louisiana, declared here.
He had received letiers, he said,
from soldiers who declared that "the
war would have been regarded as
lost if ratification of the eighteenth
constitutional amendment had not
been attained."
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ol REO SPEEDWAGONS CLEVELAND TRACTORS I E p
IJXI MEANS 111
J|||pn SERVICE . jgfift.
STABILITY
THINK AHEAD --- SPRING IS ALMOST HERE
TO THE FARMER:
In about a month the greatest world —the Keo Spoedwagqn and the
season in the history of the country Cleveland Tractor —are at your serv
will be in full blast. Production is Ice to enable YOU to produce to your
the by-word, spelled with capital let- utmost. But you must place your
ters. Facilities for a greater produc- order early in order to have them
lion are In big demand. Mechanical when the spring season opens. They
help is needed. Two of the greatest have both proven their stability. Now
agencies known to the automotive it is up to you. Now is the time.
REO TOURING CARS
TO THE PROSPECTIVE AUTMOBILE PURCHASER:
Reo reputation is fully established. . thing worth while go hand in hand
Reo means the best In medium with the Reo. Do vou want more?
priced cars. Looks, service, economy. You're fiard to please if you do. Cr
comfort, pride of ownership, every- dor your Reo NOW.
- Write or call ti3 today* for full f
specifications and prices. Booklets
gladly sent on request anywhere.
HARRISBURG AUTO CO.
Fourth and Kelker Sts., Harrisburg, Pa.
R Duplex & Hurlburt Trucks . Firestone Truck Tires I R
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FEBRUARY 1, 1919.
SENTENCED TO ONF, DAY IN JAIL
Kansas City—A sentence of one
day in Jail was imposed upon Wil
liam Anderson, tlvlng near Osceola,
Mo., by Judge A. S. Van Valken
burgh in the federal courts. Ander
son failed ta register for the select
ive draft. His defense was that he
had tried to get into tin? army ly
enlistment, but had been re.'ectod.
He testified Ihut he did not regard
I registration as necesj.a-y under the
circumstances.
MEMORIALS TO ROOSEVELT
Washington—Memorials to Theo
dore Roosevelt were proposed by ,
two members of the Houseof Rep
resentatives In bills whic£ they In
troduced. One blll( presented by
Mr. Hicks of New York, appropria
tes $6,000,000 for a museum of his
tory and the arts, end the other, of.
fered by Mr. Smith, of Idaho, pro
vides for a memorial or statue cost-
Ins $260,000.
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