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NEED INSPECTION AS SPRING NEARS Motor and Equipment Associa tion Says Overhauling Now Will Save Money The hard wear and tear of winter driving makes a thorough inspection of the automobile more desirable at this time of the year than at any other season, according to a bulletin received here from the Motor and Equipment association. “In line with our nation-wide pro gram to point out to motorists ways and means of getting greater \ alue out of their cars,” the bulletin states, “we are urging our dealer members to recommend inspection to all car owners in their community.” “This inspection should cover everything that has to do with the car’s performance, its appearance, its safety, and its riding comfort Ad justment or replacement of worn parts, removal of blemishes in ap pearance caused by hard winter driv ing, and the possible addition of needed accessories will immediately repay the owner in increased satisfac tion. "The real value of inspection, how ever. comes from the elimination of serious accidents or breakdowns which might result from undetected minor ills. This saving, plus the less rapid depreciation of a well-kept car. will definitely lower the fiscal cost of au tomobile ownership.” The Captial Chevrolet company, Copelin Motor company, Fleck Motor company, and Corwin-Churchill Mo tors, Inc., are Bismarck members of the association. UNSAFE DRIVERS The American Automobile Associ ation estimates more than 500.000 new drivers who are a potential men ace to life and property are admitted on public highways of the United States. This is because they do not have to undergo a test for a driver’s license. TO WORLD’S FAIR Special highways that will by pass th'? built up and congested areas of Chicago, and costing about $30.- 000.000. will be constructed to accom modate visitors during the World's Fair there in 1933. A saving oi *7OO on iliis largest, SAFETY GLASS Ilf ALL WINDOWS AT SLIGHT EXTBA COST BISMARCK AUTO SHOW, MAR. 20-21 Music Afternoon and Evening. - - - Style Show Every Night - - - Garage Clinic in Actual Operation Fancy Dancing Friday Night - - - - Lions Male Chorus Saturday Night - - - - Merchants* Displays There Is plenty of room in this Hudson Town Sedan. Greater roominess, luxurious fittings and upholstery and new performance standards mark this new Greater Hudson model. Both front and rear seats are adjustable and even the tallest passenger will find ample leg room. A big demand is expected for this dashing car. Motor and chassis refinements have increased the flexibility of the Greater Eight motor. COMFORT AND ECONOMY BROUGHT AUTO PURCHASERS BY NEW MODELS OF HUDSON Clutch, Hand Brake, Carburetor, Oil System Are Particu larly Noteworthy __ Along with the beauty of its trim j lines and the case of operation which ; always has marked Hudson motor cars, the 1931 models contain many mechanical improvements and refine ments which add to both comfort and economy, according to Hudson engi neers. The Hudson will be shown at the Bismarck Auto show by Sandtn- Wllde Motors. Inc. They list a few of these as fol lows: The clutch plate of the new Great er Hudson Eight now Is formed from duralumin, a metal alloy which com bines lightness of aluminum with the strength of steel. The lighter weight has the effect of causing the clutch plate to practically cease spinning when the clutch pedal is depressed, this preventing gear clashing and the ne cessity of pausing between shifts and also renders the shift practically noiseless. A new hand brake lever using a thumb release incorporated with a new pawl and ratchet design is rat tle-proof and makes disengagement of the brake easy even from the fully engaged or “pull-on” position. The hand brake lever when disengaged is FTEW WILLT9 CARS A BIC SIX, mrimm* IIU m I mm a pawn pin. nsrr .... a nnnxiAFTT imsn . . • S NIW WILLYS TM7CBS • • ta SM ▼iiir* n«u wu lew win*. it-tM ommO ..... aw milr* lVfc-tM duwia .... MS 40 priw f. •. fc. ToM*. OUe Sandin Wilde Motors, Inc. Lahr Building* 304 Fourth Bismarck, N. Dak. phone 1500 New Hudson Town Sedan Shows Beauty and Quality most powerful, low-priced WILLYS-KNIGHT ■The new WiUys-Knight costs S7OO less than last year's car a saving of more than onethiid •• • Yet this reduction, impressive though it be, is not the only out” standing feature .. . This new WiDys-Knight is larger, faster and livelier ... It is distinguished in appearance, luxurious in appointment... It brings you the smoothness of the patented double sleeve-valve engine —B7 horse power, quiet operation, sturdy reliability, no valves to grind. in a position in which it is accessible r*nd yet does not interfere in any way with ingress or egress through the left-hand door. The carburetor Is fitted with a self clcaning air purifier, which separ ates dust or other foreign material ! from the air stream before it can en ! ter the carburetor or engine. In the dual flow automatic system employed, every working part in the engine is submerged In a bath of cool oil. The oil is prevented from enter ing the combustion chambers by means of the unique piston and ring construction developed by Hudson en gineers. Accoustical pads of weather-seal ing jute arc cemented to dash, cowls, door panels, rear and quarter panels, toe boards, front compartment floor boards, and between the rear seat cushion and floor, preventing body rumble and providing weatherproof interiors. Weather stripping at the bottom of doors has been changed to felt, resulting in a noiseless positive weather seal. The new engine is of the moderate speed type, developing its maximum l horsepower of 87 at 3600 R. P. M. The Lanchester vibration dampen ! er reduces the effect of the vibration 'produced on any crankshaft through : the action of the power impulses be ing transmitted by the connecting | rods to the shaft. THE BISMARCK TRIBUNE, THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 1931 EM DEVELOPS CHOKING DEVICE Facilitates Starting and Greatly Improves Handling When Motor Is Cold Among the new developments in the Essex Super Six Is an automatic choking device which is combined with a by-pass into the manifold, iacilitates starting and greatly im proves the handling of the car when the engine is cold. The jet which supplies gasoline to the by-pass when the dash choke control is out acts as the low speed jet when the choke is in. , This jet terminates in the main air passage and operates throughout the entire engine speed range. The new by-pass introduces the proper mix ture of gasoline and air into the in take manifold at high velocity and is one of the contributing factors to the i great acceleration exhibited by the I engine at all speed ranges. CHINESE REBELLION RUINED AUTO BUSINESS FOR AMERICAN B. C. Hubbard Had Good Start in Tsingtao, but Sold Out * for Chinese Dollar San Francisco, March 12.—(NEA) —lt would have been better If B. C. Hubbard had stuck to engineering in stead of dabbling in the automobile game. For the latter, while it made a him, also broke America treasur ing one Chinese dollar, the amount for which he sold Hubbard, after graduating from the Bchool of En gineering at Pur due University, Lafayette, Ind., in China to teach * ’ railway bngineer- Hubbard ing at Tangßhan Engineering college. In his three years of teaching, Hubbard had lots of time to roam over sections of China and view the country and its people. He was particularly Im pressed by the lack of good trans portation facilities. All shipping was • done by boats, carts or on the backs Of coolies! Roads were nothing more than tracks worn into the earth by the endless pro cession of uncomfortable vehicles hauled along by donkeys. After three years In the Orient, Hubbard returned to the United States and, during the next five years, lived here? Back in his mind was the thought of China’s trans portation needs, and during his stay here he collected valuable informa tion on busses and trucks, body de signs, maintenance costs, and so on. liack to China Again In 1920 he returned to China and spent the largest part of three years traveling over north China, from Shanghai and Hankow on the Yang tze river to Harbin in the north. He interviewed Chinese officials, talked motor roads and motor transporta tion, inspected proposed routes and helped lay out others. Hubbard could look ahead and see The Finest Performinq Six Hudson Ever Built - Competes with the Lowest in price Chailenqes the Finest in Quality Essex challenges the performance of any six, All seats are wide and deep—with lots of room regardless of price! It introduces fine-car style for comfort while riding. Head-room andleg and Super-Six smoothness to the lowest price room are greater, doors are wider, bodies are field. It is strongly builtto assurelasting satisfac- insulated against weather and noise. Allcontrols tion and utmost dependability. It matches the are easy to reach and operate. Your nearest economy of cars most noted for low operating Hudson-Essex dealer is ready to give you a cost. It gives you Rata Riding Cotnfort for demonstration. Go test its challenging perform the first time in a car of its amazing low price, ance and Rare Riding Cotnfort yourself I The Value Sensation in a Year of Sensational Values China possessing a system of good roads upon which thousands of auto mobile* ran. '‘The first realization of this dream came in 1922 when the American Red Cross, as part of their famine relief program, constructed a motor road, from Chefoo to Weihsien, a dis tance of 180 miles,” Hubbard says. “After the road was completed, it was turned over to the government which, in turn, leased It to a private con cern. , # “This company bought some old passenger cars, mounted antiquated truck bodies on them and started a bus line. The line was patronized to the extent that the busses were load ed down and hundreds of passengers were turned away daily." Handled Three Can Hubbard saw the value of automo biles in China and the people’s tend ency to adopt the new method of transportation, So he got the agency for a truck manufacturer and two passenger cars and opened up the Hubbard Motor company in Tsingtao in partnership with a Chinese busi ness man. Business got so good that soon he and his partner started building their own plant, with room for 100 cars, in which assembly and repairs were made. As a promotion scheme he made s trip in a car from Tsingtao to Che foo, a route that had never been tra versed by auto before, and which lay over mountains and sandy river beds. The car was loaded with supplies and implements for road Ynaklng. After constructing most of the road which the car traversed, and en countering huge obstacles on the way. the car and its occupants reached Chefoo. It took four days to cover 250 miles. The return trip was made ir. two days, due to the road making the party had completed on the first trip. Back in Tsingtao Hubbard dived, into his business again and had it going along smoothly until the as sets of the firm was SIOO,OOO against $30,000 it owed. “Then came the rebellion under the leadership of Chang Kai-shek, the troops from the south gaining victor ies every time they met the north," Hubbard relates. “The attack ad Sandin-Wilde Motors, Inc. , Lahr Building Phone 1500 Bismarck, N. Dak. 304 Fourth Street vanced until Tsingtao, among other northern cities, was threatenea. Out Dropped the Bottom " “Business quickly dropped to noth ing. Chinese were afraid to invest a cent in anything. The opposing forces were confiscating motor ve hicles of all kinds. “Banks shut down on credit and called in loans. Outstanding accounts for cars and trucks previously sold could not be collected and all unfilled orders on the firm were canceled by the buyers.” Hubbard then offered all the cars in his stock at cost, cut that price in half, and that in half again. But there were no buyers. His assets con sisted of stocks, his buildings, equip ment, accounts receivable and other securities on which he could not real ize a cent. “There was just one thing to do," Garagemen A uto Dealers Visit our booth at the Auto Show, Welding Clinic and Equipment Display at Our Store. Grant-Dadey Company Hubbard concluded, “and it was done, I sold my entire holdings in Hubbard motors to my bank for one Chincso dollar and then cabled to America for passage money to return to the States.” * TT * Czecho-Slovakia Auto Is Exhibited ♦ * Cleveland, March J 2. Imagine an automobile v*tn three gear shift levers. 10 gear shift speeds, two differentials, five axles, six wheels and no chassis. The freak automobile « the Tatra, made in Czecho-Slov akia. It was displayed here at a meeting of the society of auto motive engineers.