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AUTOMOBILE NEWS Local Features of Interest to Motorists Pv ALFRED P. DA VIES NEW TIRE FIRM TO OPEN UPTOWN IN SHORT TIME Announcement is made to-day in an other part of the paper that the New York Cut Rate Tire Company will open a store in a few days, on or about the "Oth at 1737 North Third street. This number is in the Koons building at the corner of Third and Kelker streets. That Third street north of Broad is fast becoming the mecca for automobile tirms is evidenced by the fact that sev eral new places. have opened up along Third street between Broad and Peffer streets and together with the ilrms that have been established there for several years is beginning to make Third Btreet look like automobile row. The New York Cut Rate Tire Com nanv is a new firm in its line of busi ness in Harrisburg and will handle a complete stock of all the leading tires on the market as well as an assortment of seconds. This firm has a New York reputation and with the large volumn of business carried on says that they are In a position to make big reductions on the price of tires. r!Hr.I,SKA AVTO WRECKING COMPANY M.\l>E HIT AT SHOW Ruring the show week the Chelsea Auto Wrecking Company maintained a booth in which they displayed many used parts for cars of every kind. This was an exceptional exhibit in-as-much as the sale of used parts had not been | exceptionally keen before, many people thinking that a used part was worn out beyond any hope of getting service from it. This display showed parts; that had seen service to a certain ex- ' Rettberg Brothers 428-450 N. Front St. Steelton I Authorized Ford Sales and Service Station Auto Repairing, Battery Re charging, United States and Goodrich Tires, Mobiloils. Texaco Motor Oils. Agency Gould Stor- , age Battery. BELT; PIIONE WANT TO SELL YOUR OLD CAR QUICK? Spot Cash Waiting For Yon No matter what condition your old car may be in we will buy it and give you every dollar it is worth. That's our business. We Sell Used Cars and Parts Too We have practically any part for any make of car and sell them at prices that mean a saving of dollars and time. WE SPECIALIZE IN REPAIRING Electrical work and all kinds of repairing given prompt attention by experts. A. SCHIFFMAN, Mgr. 22—24—28 N. CAMERON ST. Copyrlibt registered. 1919 HALF SQUARE FROM THE SQUARE SEVEN SOUTH RIVER AVE. Plain Language You'll find that common words, simple explanations and quick action are the rule at the Willard Service Station. It is part of Willard policy to make it easy for every user of a Willard Battery to get the most out of it. So our instructions are plain: I—Add1 —Add pure water. 2 —Take hydrometer test every two weeks. 3 —lf hydrometer test is less than 1.285 at any two successive readings come straight to the Willard Service Station. 1 - Motor Supply C°.jjL^ SATURDAY EVENING, • Fishman's Garage, Foarth and Chestnut Sts., the New Everready Battery Service Station I I V j y j. Fishman's parapre, Tnc., was recently appointed the sales and service sta tion for Everready batteries. A complete equipment for the taking: care of repair work of all kinds and the recharging of any make of battery haß been installed and an Everready battery for any make of car is carried in stock. tent but were yet good for many a mile in a car. This company maintains a large ware room and repair station at 24-26-28 North Cameron street and both buy and sell used cars and parts. In their stock a person can tind most any kind of parts for any make of car that was ever made and some that wasn't. It is more interesting to an automobile en thuiast to go through this comglomora tion of parts than to go through an art museum. TIMELY HINTS FOR THE USE AND CAItE OF TIRES The Miller Rubber Company, of Akron. Ohio, gives out the following rules that, if strictly observed, should go a long way toward solving tire mile age troubles. The waste resulting from misusp of passenger car tires runs into millions of dollars annually, according to experienced tire men. "DON'T OVERLOAD TOUR TIRES. A tire will "give out' sooner from over load than from almost any other cause. "DON'T UNDERINFLATE. Under 1 Inflation and overloading' account for . fully !io per cent, of all tire trouble. DON'T NEGLECT SMALL CUTS. I These will often extend farther than you i think. Dirt and water get in. the fabric i rots and blowout follows. Look over . your tires from time to time and repair . small cuts. "DON'T RUN IN RUTS. CAR TRACKS OR AGAINST CURBING. The side walks of a tire are much thinner than the tread and will not stand this kind of useage. "DON'T START OR STOP SUD DENLY' OR SKID AROUND COR NERS. The strain thus set up in your tires is terrific. "DON'T RUN ON A FLAT TIRE. Better run on the rim if only for a short distance. "DON'T LET OIL, GREASE OR GAS OLINE REMAIN ON YOUR TIRES. They all destroy rubber. Wash only with pure cold water and a little soap. "DON'T KEEP A SPARE TIRE OUT OF USE TOO LONG. Change over oc casionally. A tire lasts better in use than exposed to the sun and rain on the running board, or suspended at the rear. "DON'T LET YOUR RIMS GET RUSTY. Common stove polish will keep them in good condition. "DON'T LET THE WEIGHT REST ON A DEFLATED TIRE . Jack up the wheel or remove the tire. "DON "1 LET YOUR AXLES OR RIMS BECOME BENT. If your wheel doesn't turn free and true, your tires will suffer. If your wheels are not in line—remedy the trouble—you are dragging your tires. They wiil show a rapid and one-sided wear not generally understood by motorists, and usually blamed on the tire." WHERE OH WHERE ARE THE TRAFFIC COPS ON RAINY DAYS? There has been considerable comment lately on the conduct of the various traf fic cops stationed around the bußy sec tion of the city on rainy days. It is a rare sight to see one of these gentlemen at his post directing traffic when it is raining. It is more usual to see them standing along the side of a building conversing with some one or out of sight entirely. This is a condition that should not exist. These men are sup posed to be guardians of the public safety and when is a guardian more needed than in wet weather when the pavements and streets are as slippery as they get here. Take especially the approach to the Mulberry Street bridge from Fourth street. There is consid erable incline there and traffic coming out of Chestnut street on to the bridge is unable to see traffic coming out Fourth street from Market and because of the incline traffic both ways puts on more speed to make the hill. " Should two machines meet there on a wet pave ment it is hard to tell where they would stop. And there are many other corners that are just as bad. Isn't it time that the traffic cops get raincoats or better still maybe the city will build a com fort station at each corner for them. HARRIS BURR TO DELAWARE WATER GAP. VIA INYPrSVILLE AND MAUCH CHUNK I .0 HARRISBURG 126.8 j 8.3 Progress 123.5 i 7.8 Linglestown 119.8 | 18.2 Ono 108.6 ! 2"'.5 Greenpoint 101.3 36.9 Pine Grove 89.9 SHO Llewellyn 75.8 55.9 Pottsvllle 70.9 58. Port Carbon 68.6 62.1 Silver Creek 64.7 64.1 Middleport 62.7 68.1 Tuscarora 58.7 72. Tamaqua 54.4 86. Mauch Chunk 40.5 90. Lehighton 36.5 90. Weissport 36.3 91. Harrlty 35.2 96. Steinersville 30.4 101.3 Carbon 25.5 103.6 Kresgeville 23.2 107.3 Gilbert 19.5 109.9 Broadheadville 16.9 123.2 Stroudsburg .. 3.6 | | 126.8 DELAWARE 0.0 ! GASOLINE 12 CENTS A i GALLON—IN LITTLE ROCK | The following letter from T. B. Wild ermuth, of the Front and Market Motor Supply Company, gives some interesting side lights on the price of gasoline here and in other sections of the south. It will he noticed in this letter that prices are quoted as low as 12 cents a gallon, and as the letter says there is plenty of room for thought. Some years ago I gasoline sold here for 10 cents a gal lon and has gradually gone up to its present level. It will certainly be a welcome reduction to see gas come down here if it ever will. To the Auto Editor. Harrisburg Telegraph: Dear Sir: We have just had a com munication of some length in reference to the future price of gasoline and it looks very much as though we are go ing to have gasoline at one-half the price that we have been paying. Some of the prices in the south are as follows: Chattanooga 16 cents a gallon Nashville ....14 cents a gallon Knoxville 18 cents a gallon New Orleans 19 cents a gallon Memphis 13 cents a gallon Little Rock 12 cents a gallon This condition in the gasoline market gives great occasion for much thought. On the impulse your mind jumps to Bolshevikism for the simple reason that you cannot understand how the Stand ard Oil Company can sell gasoline to the consumer in one place for twelve or thirteen cents and another place for twenty-eight cents. The general ethics of business would either show that they HAJRRISBURG frffjjjftl TELEGRAPH are making 100 per cent, profits in Har risburg or they are loosing 50 per cent, on the cost of the product at Memphis, Tenn. After careful thought you then will conclude that this is the beginning of the after war drop in prices. During the great conflict on the other side millions and millions of barrels -of gasoline were being shipped in a steady flow to the armies over there and this lias now been stopped with the con sequence that the refiners are beginning to fight each other on this side for busi ness. Considering the first conclusion and the last conclusion, the ultimate deci sion is to sit tight and the supply and de mand in this good old country of ours will regulate the price sooner or later. This condition with our general edu cation produces a neighborhood where the Bolsheviki element can not exist. Yours very truly. T. B. WILDERMUTH. Front-Market Motor Supply Co. CAPACITY WEIGHT TO HE CARRIER ON THE TIRES The following tables of weights has been prepared by the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, of Akron, Ohio, to represent the capacity weight that should be carried on each tire in order to get the best results from the tire. These weights have been thoroughly I Electric Starting, Lighting, and I On Pneumatic Tires THESE THREE INNOVATIONS when THIS REO IS THE ORIGINAL and, hav lntroduced by the Reo Engineers revo- ing been in service now, more than lutionized Motor Truck standards and four years—tens of thousands of them multiplied Motor Truck efficiency. —its superiority has been proven beyond THIS REO "SPEED WAGON" was the caviL first Motor Truck to be equipped with TT , V ~ TT _ T „ ,„ electric starter and electric lights. U CAN get a Reo Speed Wagon" * v you will know you have the best If AND IT WAS ALSO THE FIRST vehicle you can! — t designed exclusively for trucking—not a converted touring car, but especially de- THERE'S THE RUB—demand has always 1 signed for commercial use only—to be been vastly greater than the output, equipped with pneumatic tires. though that also is the largest in the' I THE VERY MAKERS who are now striv- world of this of Pek ing to imitate this Reo "Speed Wagon" nTTC , . —and doing so as to looks, but not in ° U *°^ N QUOTA has never been suffi- I performance!—these very rivals flouted 2! * su PPty . a JI W& 0 wanted Reos. the idea when first introduced by Reo Tardy buyers, waiting till the last moment to order have had to be denied, much to WE NO LONGER NEED to explain the our regret. I ""i tremendous advantages—the greater efficiency—of this type of Motor Truck. SO THE ONLY WAY to be at all sure of n IMITATION—the sincerest form of flattery getting a Reo "Speed Wagon" is to order —is doing that. Rivals are doing more to early now. Don t delay. Demand in endorse the Reo idea than even we can do creases apace while there's a limit to SUFFICE IT TO SAY then, that when !, you have decided you need a speedy, BETTER SEE ABOUT THIS at cnce sturdy, economical truck for your own Delay may result in your having to I use, prudence dictates that you insist on accept your second choice in lieu of an original—not an imitation. a Reo. 1 larrisburg Auto Co. Fourth and Kclker Sts. DISTRIBUTORS Harrisburg, Pa. \ Reo Motor Car Company, Lansing, Michigan ~„n "Speed* Wago n" ■paiaMMuaniraßZd l*H SI3SO " w W. ftAi.n I OF VALUES" | tested out by the Firestone factory and ' when a car is loaded over these weights the tire will of necessity give less mile age than if not overloaded. (Per Wheel) Hear Front 28 x 3 350 lbs. 450 lbs. 30 X 3 375 " 475 " | 32 x 3 375 " 475 " 34 x 3 400 " 500 " 38 x 3 425 " 525 " 29 x 314 450 " 550 " 30 x 3\4 475 " 575 " 131 x 3 % 500 " 600 " j32 x 3*4 525 " 625 " 133 X 3*4 550 " 650 " |34 x 3% 575 " 675 " :36 x 3M: 625 " 700 " j J3O x 4 550 " 700 " I 31 x 4 575 " 725 " j 32 X 4 600 " 750 " j 33 x 4 625 " 775 " I 134 x 4 650 " 800 " ! 135 X 4 675 " 825 " 136 X 4 700 " 850 " 37 x 4 725 " 875 " 138 X 4 750 " 900 " 40 X 4 800 " 950 " 142 X 4 850 '• 1000 " 1 32 X 4 ',4 800 " 1000 " 133 x 4% 850 " 1050 " 34 X 4'4 900 " 1100 " j3sx 4<4 950 " 1150 " 136 X 4*4 1000 " 1200 " 137 x 4*6 1050 " 1250 " 38 X 414 1100 " 1300 " |4ox 4Vj 1200 " 1400 " 142 X 4V4 1300 " 1500 " 133 X 5 950 " 1200 " |34 x 5 1000 " 1250 " 135 X 5 <*...1050 " 1300 " '36 x 5 1 100 " 1350 " 37 x 5 1150 " 1400 " 38 x 5 1200 " 1450 " 38 X 5 1250 " 1500 " 41 x 5 1350 " 1600 " 43 X 5 1450 " 1700 " 36 X 5'4 1250 " 1500 " 37 x 5*4 1300 " 1550 " I 38 X 5*4 1350 " 1600 " J 40 x 5V4 1450 " 1700 " 37 X 6 1350 " 1600 " 39 x 6 1450 *" 1700 " 41 x 6 1550 " 1800 " DAUPHIN MOTOR CAR i CO. GETS BIG START When the Dauphin Motor Car Com pany opened their office and service sta tion a couple of weeks ago as Central Pennsylvania distributors for the Oak- I land Six they received as an initial I shipment three car loads of all the I various models of this popular car. To-day tliey are entirely sold out of ; this shipment and are holding orders for J j deliveries to made in a few days. I This company is under the manage- ! j ment of Ed. C. Allen. Their office ia at j | 11 South Third street and they maintain j 'an exclusive service station for Oak- j lands at 125 Cherry street. . MOHN BROS. APPOINTED FACTORY DISTRIBUTORS FOR DAY-ELDER TRUCKS Monn Bros, of the Star garage. Thir- j teenth and Thompson streets, have been ; appointed factory distributors for Day- j Elder trucks for Central Pennsylvania, j They have been local representatives of ! this trucks for a couple of years but | with the change in the business policy I of the Pen-Mar Auto Company through the death of Mr. Dill, who were the fac- I tory distributors. Monn Bros, were ap- 1 pointed in their place. This enterprising firm has been mak- j ing rapid strides in the automobile busi- | ncss in the past couple of years. They i now are selling the Day-Elder (D-E) ] trucks, Sanford trucks and the Crow- j Elkhart touring car. They maintain a I show room and service station for all j their cars at their garage at the above I address. ' APRIL 12, 1919. May Compel Allies to Quit Sebastopol Paris, April 12.—The advance of ' the Bolsheviki is likely to force the j allies to evacuate Sebastopol, on the JJlack Sea near the southern ex- 1 ARE YOU SURE THAT NEW BATTERY? G Maybe we can fix up your old one and save you money. That's what we're here for. We have the GOULD O QUALITY parts of the right type, and we have the skill and experience. UYes, we would make more money selling you a NKW battery but we are Lin the business to stay, if a good re pair job that, saves you money will Dmake you a permanent customer, that's good business for us and for you. Automobile Electrical Repairing THE RVTTEItY 1 ' Y° u have trouble with your w.m. lighting system, motor, gen " 1 1 inn erator or storage battery—Call DRKADNAUGHT We have Expert Mechan ... ... ics. who can remedy your trou- PLATES ble. ELECTRA GARAGE Evergreen and Thompson Sts. | tremity of the Crimea, according to ! lntransigeant. DID HIS BIT GLADLY Visitor—And what did you do to ! help win the war? Jimmie—l didn't take castor oil so's thered' be plenty to use on the 1 flying machine.—Nashville Banner.