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o®3^A£lAl nrn^jfißii FS#wlio PART 111 MOTORCYCLISTS OF NOTE MEET PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM AR RANGED FOR TODAY STARS OF TRACK TO CONTEST AT COLISEUM Great Interest Centers In Match Race Between Jake De Rosier and Whlttler for Eight Miles At the coliseum this aflernoon will be given a line professional program. in the 20-mile "free-for air race such riders as l.lngenfelder, Dei: Mitchell and whittle., ail of whom are ii..t only well known In Los Angeleß, but. have national reputations as the greatest motor iidors in the world. Lingentelder says be is going to ride the race or his lit" today and Is /confident be will win the L'U-mili) race, while C. 1.. Smith, who is local agent for the Merkel, and has charge of the Merkei racing team, composed <>f Wnlt tler, Ward and Mitchell, says he will 1,., disappointed If Mitchell does n..t <1" real Llie Held in the open professional races. M... i Interest Is centered on trie match between Deßosler and Whlttler, first on account of Deßosler winning nearly every race he has started i» Lob Angeles slnco the coliseum was built, and b< eond because Whittler has never met with b decisive defeat since he started bis racing career nearly two years ago. Therefore, when two such motor kings meet In a match race, and each with the fasted of a racing ms chine. It will only be a question of who will display thn greatest amount of nerve and also who is the real master of the track and the motor. With the best professional card yet given, the coliseum management have also arranged for a number of amateur and trade riders races which should be as Interesting and thrilling as the prof, ssional events. Following Is a list of events: liaee No. I Ii mile, private owner. Race No. 2—4 mile, professional, free for-kill. Rao* No. 3-S mile, trade riders; 4S cv. In. T*. D. Seymore and Kittle. Itaee No. 4— H miles match race, pro fessional- DoKosler vs. Whlttler. i tea No. r>- in miles, trade riders: 4-horse power. Ha c No. 6—21 miles, professional; free-for-811. Race No. 7—B mile, trade rldera; 61 ni. in. P. P. LOS ANGELES MAN MEMBER OF APPERSON RACING TEAM Harris M. Hanshue Will Be Seen In Many Contests During i9lO Season Although strictly stock model Anpor- BOH cars will DC entered in but few "1 the most Important race meets during the 1810 season, it is probable thai a team of three cars and drivers will Compete in each of the events entered. Herbert Lytln of ECokomo and Harris m Hanahue of Los Angeles will form the backbone of the regular Apperson i c-int; team for this season. Kytlo is the dean of American race drivers, an International i ivorlte and a driver of International experience. The past sea son for I.;. He was unlucky, as, while preparing tor the most Important races of the year, at Kairmount Park and the Vanderbllt, he met with a. lerious accident at lUvcrhead, Long Island, In September, which r»'t him out of the ) nnmg for IMB. Today i.ytie is as good as ever and he has the confidence and esteem of the Appersons as wen as of the public, the trade! and of other race drivers Hansnue, although originally an f , i.ni man and a graduate of the University of Michigan, is a product of the west as regards his . xpei le'iice In the driving of fast motor cars. In one •ii as driver of i n T. Bbettler's Apperson Jack Rabbit, In many < m events of importance, ho has risen to the class ccf t ;n> star automobile race drivers Of America; he. lias won his laurels squarely, an.l !!•■• takes his sue- In a most modi -t manner. ii is firmly believed that with such well known and experienced drivers at the wheel of tho Apperson In l:*10 tho Jack Rabbit car will make a formida ble showing in i lie events it enters. LICENSED CAR DEALERS IN BOSTON GET TOGETHER Form Association to Advance Interests of Those Who Have Selden Patent Engines Announcement has been made In Boston of the formation of the Boston Association of Licensed Automobile Dealer!!, a i<lassachusetti corporation having for its purpose the advance ment of the Interest! of thoso who handle earn licensed under the Balden patent. Every dealer in licensed cars will be eligible to membership In the (new association, the officers of which have been elected as follows: President, John H. MacAlman; vice president, J. s. Hathaway; treasurer. If. A. Hinchcliffe; secretary, Chester I. Campbell. The directors are the above offlcersg Hud the following: J. W. McOJuire, J. W. McGuire & Co.' J. W. Bowman, J. W. Bowman company; F. K. Wing, S. P. Underbill, "The Underbill company; C. V. Whit ii..y, Park Square Auto station; B. D. QUrnore, vThitteb & Gllinore company. Mrs. K. B. Otis, the famous woman driver, is another enthusiastic user of Firestone Urea and quick detachable demountable rims, having- had them rm her Steams car since July. She writes that her tires havo already liven upward of 8500 miles and look rood for 10,000 more, as every letter tt the words "Firestone Non-Skid" i.s jlaJnly readable on the tread AUTOMOBILES Los Angeles Sunday Herald 40,000 MEMBERS SLOGAN OF A.A.A. GOAL MAY BE REACHED BE FORE YEAR ENDS EIGHT FEDERATED CLUBS IN FLORIDA ASSOCIATION JOIN Successes Recently Achieved by Na tional Body Do Much to Stimulate Interest In It Forty state associations Including, With their affiliated clubs, a total mem bership of over 40,000 member* Is the aim that I'resident Lewi' i.. Speare and his associate officers of th« Amer ican Automobile association have Bet to attain during the present year. In deed, Judging from tlifi activity al ready apparent In many of the largest clubs in the countrty, in addition to tlie growing tendency in many states to form automobile associations, it would not surprise the officials of the national body to see this nonl reached ions before the close of the year. As an Indication that this hoped for result Is based upon practical endeav ors comes the announcement that at the recent monthly meeting of the ex ecutive committee of the American Au tomobile association In Boston the Florida State Automobile association with cicht federated club* was elected to n.einlierslilp. Thin makes the thir ty-fjurtn state body now affiliated with the national organisation. At the name time toe Savannah Automobile club \v:<h elected, and this club com pletes the requisite number In Georgia for the formation of a state associa tion nnd plans for a state automobile association in Oeorgia are now under way. Federation Is Favored From the report* which have been re ceived by Secretary Frederick H. El liott at national headquarters in New York during the past few weeks from various parts of the country, the fact is dearly revealed that a decided move ment is under way toward the federa tion of automobile club interests In many states in the far west and In the south into state organizations. Before the next meeting <>f the executive com mlttee thorp in very evidence that the application of the Oregon State Auto mobile association will bo received. This will. In all probability, be followed by that of Georgia, whllo other states Where the movement is reaching definite action are North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Indeed. before the close <>f the year it will not i all surprising to see the solid hi.nth lined up as a body of affiliated state associations with the national governing body. Aside from the organization of new clubs'and state associations throughout the country there are also decided evi dences of growth among the majority of the 250 clubs now affiliated with the A. A. A. Favorable reports from many sources of largely increased member ship have lately been received. Several of the more prominent clubs In the association have .started a cam paign to Increase their membership by showing to.the large number of motor car owners who have not Joined the local organization, the benefits to be derived from club affiliation. Successes Arouse Interest The many examples that have lately been given that the national body in timis to work for practical benefits in nil lines of motoring have exerted a Vital inlluenee toward this Widespread movement fur club growth and the for mat ion of state associations. The suu cesa of the recent legislative conven tion in Washing-ton, when a hearing was given to the federal registration automobile bill, the merits of which were SO clearly explained as to awaken favorable interest by tho committee on Interstate and foreign commerce, which ban charge of the bill, and the strong pica lur uniform state legislation in automobile matters have aroused the attention of motor rar users through out the country to the practical work of tin; American Automobile associa tion. Hundreds of motorists now thoroughly realize that the seeming of reasonable laws nnd just taming con ditions when traveling from one state to another depend largely upon their personal efforts. Frnm this viewpoint It is nn easy step to appreciate the value of club affiliation and the strength to be obtained in a well-or ganized state association of automobile clubs. Several off the largest automobile clubs In tho American Automobile as sociation have recently inaugurated campaigns which will be far-reaching In their efforts to materially Increase the membership during tho present year. Notloablo mnong these are tho Automobile club of Buffalo, the Auto mobile club of Syracuse and the Louis ville Automobile club. Many other clubs have like plans in view to strengthen their organizations, and with these evidences of activity throughout the country the officials of the American Automobile association feel that they are making a conserva tive estimate In looking toward a mem bership of 40,000 before the close of 1910. MAXWELL FOR SOUTH POLE Benjamin Briseoe of the Maxwell - Brlscoe company, Tarrytown, N. V., Is building a specially constructed car for Kxplorer Shackelton to be used in all of his various expeditions, especially at the .south pole. The car will be massively built and will contain full equipment for extensive exploring. This i? probably the first automobile ever built especially for such a pur pose and Is considered the greatest en durance test to which a car can be subjected. Mr. Briscoe and many other prominent automobile manufac turers are anxiously awaiting the out come of the unique experiment. Over 200 cars have been fixed up with Schebler carburetors this week by Mac Donald Purcell and Moffltt Krvin. two experts from the Sehebler factory, who will locate permanently to look alter the company's interests here, us more than 10.000 cars in California are equipped with these popular carbu retors. SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 20, 1910. NICK NIKRENT DRIVING BUICK AT 70 MILES AN HOUR—D.W. SEMPLE, MECHANICIAN THK first time a picture ever has been made of an automobile mov ing at the rate of seventy-nine miles an hour was that of the P.uick driven by Nick Nlkrent, the popular local racing driver of the Buicks, In this city Friday afternoon. The mo tordrome is all completed save one subway to be covered where the ears I enier for parkins space, and but a GOODYEAR TIRES TO MAKE RECORD MARK Contracts for Year Indicate Big Busi ness in Akron Factory—Must Run Plant with Three Shifts A pile of tires twenty six miles high! Kver hear of such a thing? Try and conceive of what that means. Twenty six miles of tires laid one on top of the other. Yet this is the fact. Contracts made for the. year IMO call for 216,000 tires to be made by the Goodyear Tire and Rubber company of Akron, 0.. for forty-four of the largest and leading manufacturers of the au tomobile world In the United Slates. i Mi top of this the company can make 126,000 more for their regular trade, replacements, etc. Take this number uf tires and lay them one on top of the other and they would make a pile i\v. nty-slx miles liigh. Or if they were laid side by side they would reach more than half way from Lot Angeles to San VranciSCO, or better still, if cut across and laid end to end they would make a rabbet tube from here to the bay city. This is one of the most remarkable indorsements of tho goodness of the product of the Goodyear factory, when 36 per cent of all the factory equip ments of automobiles are given to the Goodyear company, and the remaining ill per cent is to be divided between twenty-two other companies in the country who make automobile tires. To do this requires the running of the Goodyear plant the entire twenty four hours of the day, with three shifts of workmen engaged all the days of the year, and the entire output of this plant sold before the season has even been begun. FEDERAL REGISTRATION BILL BEING URGED BY MOTORISTS Congressman Calder Has Promised to Do All He Can to Secure Fa. vorable Action Many reports received by Charles Thoddcus Terry, chairman of the leg islative board of the American Auto mobile association, Indicate that en ergetic work is being carried on by scores of clubs throughout the coun try toward lnpresslng members of the committee on interstate and foreign commerce, which has charge of the federal registration automobile bill, as well as their respective congressmen, with tho fact that the motorists of the country keenly desire to see the bill reported out of the committee and brought before congress for definite action. In Chicago and in other cities throughout Illinois, a vigorous cam paign tor the bill has been started. Peter A. Melxell of the Wilkesbarre club, Pa., writes that his club of several hundred members has made a strong appeal to the congressmen from that part of the state to take active steps toward obtaining a favorable report on the bill. A number of clubs in New York state are pushing the matter actively through communications from -the clubs and by Individual members to their representatives in congress. Con gressman William M. Calder of Brook lyn. N. V., In answer to scores of thef;e requests from prominent motor ists, has made the encouraging reply that he will do everything he can to secure favorable action on the bill. NIKRENT VISITS TRACK Nick Nikrent, the racing driver of the Bulck oars in this city, was down at the Motordrome on Friday in the famous racing car which whs driven hy the sensational Chevrolet on the bis eastern tracks and in which he tore down HO many world's records against cars of twice and four times the horse power of the white car that it became monotonous keeping tally on hlfl win nings. Nikrent is setting the oar tuned up to I.ns Angeles air and will soon have a machine which will keep all In its class busy keeping out of his way. little more than three-quarters of a mile could be covered. The artist "■napped" the swiftly running Cfl shown In the picture on the new track, and to Nikrent belongs the privilege of being the first driver in the first car to be photographed on the auhpan track, which is soon to astonish the world with records of speed. This is the same car In which Loula Chevrolet DRIVERS WILL TEST PIE PAN MOTORDROME TRACK TO BE READY WEDNESDAY Contest Between De Palma and Old field In Fitting Event for Open. Ing for Playa del Rey Auto Course The motordrome track Will he for mally thrown open to automobile driv ers Wednesday, whan the pilots who have been anxiously waiting for the opportunity to make bursts of speed will find the gap in the "pie pan" i, They will be Invited to test the track Wednesday afternoon, and Harroun. Hanshuo, Nlkrent and Other drivers will try out the board course. Nikrent and Harroun, who have gone over the track without waiting for Its completion, are enthusiastic about the possibilities and believe that mtire than luu miles an hour is easily feasible. Qreat interest in the east is center- Ing In the motordrome match i> < Barney Oldfield and Ralph Ds Palma, which now seems a certainty in spite, of the bad accident to I>e Palma'S "Mephistopheles," F. E. Moskovlej y< hi day received a wire from the New York representative of the mo tordrome stating that the Plat re pairs had heen rushed through from Italy and that the car ought to be expressed to Los Angeles in ample time. "This match, which will decide the respective merits of the two fastest cars in the world, Is stirring up tre mendous excitement in New York." said Manager Muskovlcs yesterday. "The papers were full of the Daytona match between the Fiat and Bens, and when that was called oft through the disabling of the former, all interest naturally turned to 1.,0s Angeles. So much discussion has been engendered as to which car can show the besl speed that the chance to match Old fleld and De Palma was quickly taken up by the motordrome management. "The two cars are capable of falter speed than any man-carrying device has heretofore produced, and on tho motordrome, where the speotatora may soo every moment of the. rare, tho contest will be the. most remarkable exhibit of speed ever witnessed. Ii is in reality an international affair, for thr rivalry between the Gferman and Italian factories Is intense. Our New- York representative wires me that even the emperor of Germany Is watching the achievements of the Ger man Benz under Barney Oldfleld's guidance. Big Racers Powerful "Barney's racer was built at the Benz factory in Mannheim, Germany, and was used by Hemery to break all short distance records at Brooklands, England. In this country Oldfleld has been tearing off new speed marks ami demonstrating that the car can go a mile in less than half a second. The car De Palma will drive is owned by Mr. H. W. O. Arnold, who has been in fluential In advancing the best inter ests of automobile racing, and is a pro duct of the Fiat factory at Turin, Italy. While it is estimated at 10-hore power less than Oldfield's 300-horse power Benz, it is capable of terrific speed, mid the merits are so close that only com petition together can decide Which is the better. "As a matter of fact, one of the most Important Innovations in the mo- tordrome is the opportunity it presents to clrivo the big cars to their limits. Neither the Fiat nor the Benz, or De Palma'a famous 'Cyclone or the big Christie which George Roherston will have at the motordrome has over been driven up to power" capacity. That was one. factor in getting the big men here, and enabling Los Angeles to ice at the outset racing' that has never been equaled anywhere. "Undoubtedly the Benz and Plat are the two fastest cars ever built, and the match at the motordrome will put broke go many of the world* records last year, and it was shipped to Loa Angelet for Nikrent to be run in com panion races, Nikrent claims he will have no trouble In making with his new car at least a mile In forty-three gei onds, probably less, but it is dif ficult to obtain an expresHion from this reticent pilot when it cornea to what he will do, or la able to do In racing. Loa Angeles Into automobile history. 1 cannot see what can prevent the now, since the Fiat will undoubt edly be ready and shipped In time. "Another feature of the motordrome racing which ought to bo of unusual Interest to Loa Angeles is the oppor tunlty offered for developing amateur racing. We ihould be able to develop crack amateurs of national reputation, who may uphold tim automobile and ■octal reputation of the city abroad ai well aa In this country. There will be ■■> call for amateura of high ■octal standing to so from this countrj to repn -<nt ua on the Brooklanda track. Loa Angeli ■ is well able to offer such m< n. The motordrome eventa will ea pecially encourage amateur racing, which is thoroughly consistent With the efforts of the a. a. a. nationally. "I look for .'i del i'lr.l revival of the appearance of the amateur under the encouragement which will be given him by the 1910 rules. These have been ■a amended that 'no one who is ac tively engaged In the automobile or accessory Industry is eligible t<< com pi te aa an amateur. Such men aa w K. Vanderbllt, jr.. Foxhall Keene, ED B. Thomas, H. L. Bowden, W. Gould Bro kaw and the late Frank Croker are famous in the annals of eastern ama teur racings and the Pacific coaat should produce an equivalent list of namea of standing." The motordrome manager i» endi i voring to ret Frank Oarbutt, Eddie Maier, Jack Lankerimlm and several other automobile enthusiasts, who are eligible to qualify on the amateur dri registsr to get into the i izaine through the opportunity afford ed at the pie pan. EJ. Steralov, a Swedish tourist now In Bout hern California, purchased mii" of the little Hupmobllea this wok and ordered it sent from the factory di rect to ins home In Qottenberg, Sweden. "All the World Loves a Winner" * Getting Right Down to Brass Tacks and Driving the Nail Squarely on the Head We Want to Say to You That The Toy I"DT T T "jZ" |The Toy Tonneau | -O U X V>< XV 1 Tonneau At $1300 o. b. Los Angeles Is Without an Equal in Value in All the Automobile World. "What Surety Have We of This?" You Ask. JUST THIS You'll See Thousands of Buicks Every Day on the Streets. v Stop Any One of Them and Ask the Owner His Opinion of Them. Buick ■ «J~ A Demonstration for the Asking Thirteen Cars Sold Last Week—A Good Reason for Your Buying One This Week. Howard Automobile Company 1142-1144 SOUTH OLIVE STREET, LOS ANGELES "All the World Loves a Winner" FRIENDS OF CYCLE RACING DAYS MEET JOHN N. WILLYS AND W. D. NEWERF OF OLD SCHOOL FRIENDS SEPARATE BUT ADOPT AUTO BUSINESS Easterner with Wife on Extended Tour of Pacific Coast Which Will Continue to Puget Sound An Interesting visitor to Los Angeles during the past week wai John N. Willys, who, with Mrs. Willys, is mak ing an p> ; i ndi d tour of the Pacific coast and while here they were the km. sts of Mr. and Mrs. W. I>. Newer! at their handsome residence In South Pasa l'n i. Thfl friendship existing between Mr. Willy* and Mr. Newerf is of a p culiarly pleasant character, extending back to old bicycle racing days, when both young men (were enthusiasts In the Kiini" and when the roads of finmi <i:il prosperity were not of the ;ts phalt charai 11 i o1 today. The whirligig of time separated the two friend*, one remaining In the enst, while Newerf di cldi d to accept the ad ol i>n cli y and "go west." Willys pursued the coming method of vehicle propulsion unknown to his western in. i, i. <vbiie the latter foresaw the illltlea of what the automobile must have tn move, ;irr! with the result that Willys designed and built the now famous Overland machines, while Newerf was busy building up the Pa cific coasi trade of supplying Overland and all the other makes of eari with tirr-s. Both have been successful In their ctlve business enterprises, and today WUlyi I* a number of tunes a millionaire, is president of the Over land Automobile company with large ii i a : it Indianapolis nnd • Jleve land, and now the, two business men look back with pleasure '" the days when a« youngsters tliey scratched their heads, wondering where they would get the price for doughnut! and coffee. Mr. Willys' fluency here Is the Ren ton Motor Car company, and while h"re himself and wife have made ex tended tours throughout the oraime grove and other districts and when ng in re will atop along the coast . t the various resorts until San Fran is reached, where the Pacific pob t agency headquarters are located, thei lo Portland, the Puget i districts, returning home via the northern route. Mr. 'Willys expressed himself a? more than surprised at the growth of i; ■( ater Los Angeles and pi Ity one of the largest In popula tion and commerclfc.l enterprises on the Pacific slope. BOOKLET ON AIR PRESSURE A new booklet containing' valuable suKgestions tv motorists on the correct air prrssure for their tires is being distributed by the Firestono Tire and Rubber company, Akron, Ohio. It also contains rei ommi itlom on the most economical sizes to use for various loads, together with other useful data on tires and quick detachable de mountable rims. Copy will be mailed to any one on request. Cannon's Mistake Is Due to hts imoklni n' thof bis blar-k cigars. If he would smoke a pipe h« should b» a i rood-nati ilka John. You never heard of a clitar of peace. A. pipe ot r !..> would b« a K"' ><l thine for those manufucturora of law hack east In D. C. John's I,! ■„•■ will do the job Xbouaands of ptpsi to ulael from. A pipe to flt every moutJj ,'i pookstbook. i«-ntin«nt»l prices, etlU.al quality. JOHN'S I'U'K SHOP, 130 West Fifth itrset. Tfce llttl" store next Hie hie swiirliy building. PAGES 1 TO 12 HOWARD TALKS OF AUTO RACING DEALER WILL KEEP FAITH WITH ASSOCIATION SPEEDY BUICK CARS REMAIN ON THE SHELP Belief Prevails That Man Who Had Greatest Team in World Will Not Permit Stock to Be Idle Wiifn Charles P. Howard, president of the Howard Automobile company, wan in this city last week an interview • Ited frnm him as to what his position would be In regard to the. rac ing end of the automobile business for omlng season, and especially In view of the coming opening meet and succeeding events at tho new motor- I drome, where it is anticipated that every world's record ever made will be smashed to smithereens. Mr. Howard in a perfectly frank manner said: "While I approve of automobile rac ing for many reasons, among which principally Is the fact that racing gives to the public a fair test of th« speed, endurance and capacity of a car and the skill of the driver, and in which I have never shirked an oppor tunity to enter, either here or in San Francisco, and have had many occa sions to feel gratified at the results made by the Bulck machines, never we belong to the Dealers' as sociation and have kept the faith o£ our obligations to that organization. "Therefore until sui-h time as such organisation should be disrupted or dissolved I could not partlcipata In any events contrary to the rules to which I have pledged the word of my company. Of course, I have nothing to do with the Bulck factory or what they may do at any time, and as a matter of publicity in the past the factory has sent us cars of unusual speed for their horse power capacity all stock cars, and If they take these Can a way from us to participate In racing events, that, is the business of the makers, for whom we are simply selling agents. I do not know that they will do this, but if they do, that is their affair, and we cannot control their actions." It is known here that T). D. Bulek has been after the matter of the, Chev rolet and little "White Streak" being laid up on the shelf bare for lack of use, and just what he will do about it is not derided, but there la reason for the belief that a man who hart th« greatest racing team In the world is not likely to permit hfa cars to !io Idlo when there is work for them to do. The public; at least would like to Bee the Buicks in the racing game. HK.'iin. RECEIVE 1522 TIRES "Over three-quarters of a mil^ of tires have been rolling into the head quarters of the Diamond Rubber com pany this week," yaid Manager F. O. Nelson of the Diamond Rubber com pany yesterday. "We have received B i arload (if 1522 tires, averaging three (ci t n, diameter, which If put together would reach from about First street to Ninth Ftreet on Broadway. That Is prelty Rood evidence of the popu larity of the Diamond, line in this lo cality, Isn't it?"