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HARROUN WINNER IN 200-MILE RACE Lyttle and Clifton, His Mechanic, Badiy Hurt in a Crash When Tire Bursts NEW MARK FOR THE DISTANCE Dawson Unhurt Whhen Car Tunis Over, Lands on Wheels and Hits Post [ Associnteii Press] INDIANAPOLIS, May is.-In desperate strugcl'-s for Bujin-niary among driven of tns most 'jHiworful American cms. rsoords w*nt iown tor nil dlstanoes between aye ::wi -»> miles at the Indianapolis speedway today, and In the BMTCllen Krlnd only two men were in jured. Herbert l.yttle. the driver, ami his mechanic, Wllllum Clifton, were hurled from their car, an American, when a front tire burst as they w«rs turning Into the home stretch in the last lap of tho ten-mile free-for-all handicap. I.yt tle'n left leu was broken and Clifton was badly bruised. Harroun, driving a Mai num. achieved a sen ■atlonal triumph when he won the 200-mlle race in 2:40.:) l, breaklnsc the record which had been held by Chevrolet, whu went tho dis tance la 2:4U;-18 at Atlanta. LYHCH NKVKIt iTOPPHD The performance of Lynch in a Jackson, who ■vns second, vnu hardly lens brilliant, for ha did not Hop on •«, while Harroun paused at the end of the 100 miles for gasoline. The five-mile record, fur car.-, of 461 to 600 cubic Incbee piston displacement was broken by Barney Oldfleld and hla Khm in 4:03. The old record was 113. Aitkcn (National) broke the record for ten miles for .ins <.r tiOl to 650 Inches. Ills time against the former record of 8:27. Harroun (Mormon )und Men (National) wera , 1.. i.ill and third. Burman Utuick) led oft tho 200-mlle race, l' roun (Harmon) Dressing almost anHinut his rear wheels, but Hurman had his enKlns game before Hie twentieth mile and dropped back. Prom then on to the finish Harroun kept the 1,11,1. His team mate, Dawson, was Just be hind him until the seventieth mile. NAItKOW BSCAFB Then Dawson had a remarkiiblo escape from death On the back stretoh a tiro burst, and his car pluiiKcd to tho Inner sand cushion, turned completely over, landed on Its wheels and crashed through the fence. Dawaon did not lose Ills neat, and when the car stopped against a heavy roat he found himself un hurt. The car. however, was wrecked. Harroun drew ten miles ahead of his closest rivals after the 100 miles had been euv.ied. L,ymh (Jackson), Chevrolet (Liulck) and Alt ken (National) alternated In second place, with the rest of the field hopelessly behind, but , mly hanging on. Tinl track was now an oil drenched path, on Wbictl the tires slipped. The drivers strained t.i hold to the course and their mechanicians added their Krtp on the stecrins wheels. Harroan carried no mechanic, but never theless Increased his speed In tho last fifty miles. . . , A.s i'hevrnlet'B enslne went dry and h* lost a lap while he took In water. Lynch Jumped into second place and finished there, with Chevrolet only a few yards behind him. Alt keo was fourth. Harroun was ahead of all American records from start to finish. Sum- I-IATNOES IN DITCH Going at top speed in the tryouts. before the first event was called, a Stoddard-Daj ton car, driven by Reed, broke Its steering gear and plunged Into the ditch. The front of tho car wa.< driven Into the mud and Reed and his mechanician, Mahlon, were slightly braised. The regular program was delayed until 2 o'clock for a hurdle race—three heats and a final. The final two hurdles were wooden bridges twelve feet high, sharply Inclined on ench pide. Myers won, making the 2Vi miles and two hurdles In 3:25. McOee was second n • ' Oregg third. All three cars were Over lands. The five-mile race for cars of 451 to fiOO Inches displacement Oldfleld won, Herr (Na- tloiml) second, AHken (National) third. Time 4:03:2. Oldflnld lowered the reenn) in this clasfl. It formerly stood at 4:43, made at At lanta l»y Robertson In a, Flat. Made in Pontiac, Mich. Licensed under Selden Patent. THE CAR WITH A RECORD Are you familiar with the record of the OAKLAND "40"? Do you know that the OAKLAND "40" took part in every prominent hill-climbing event during the season? Do you know that the car's work for 1909 stands without parallel in automobile history? Are you aware of the fact that the car's record of performance equaled and often surpassed the record made by cars selling for twice the money and of greater horse-power rating? In numerous hill-climbing contests! the car was put to the se verest tests, and the fact that the machine won first or second place in every event entered is in itself a splendid tribute to the car's ability as a hill climber. See the Model X, 5-passenger., 40 h. p. Oakland Touring Car. Try it out—for comfort, speed, power. It will certainly please you. The Oakland engine is equal to that in many $3000 cars, and the price is far less. Catalogue for the asking. Demonstration on request. Hawley, King & Co., Los Angeles 1044 South Main Street AUTOMOBILES J. E. Arenda and His Sturdy Haynes Which Has Toured All Hard Roads in California __""*■ REO COLORS FLY PROUDLY IN AN ENDURANCE CONTEST Silver Cup Won for Perfect Score in New York-Richmond Run , NEW YORK. May 24.—A telegram received yesterday by the R. M. Owon company discloses a g-reater defection In the ranks of entrants of the 468-mile Richmond-Washington endurance run than was at first reported. It develops that of the thirty-three original nom inations, for various reasons fourteen of the entrants failed to show up at the start and only five of the nineteen con teatantf. finished with perfect scores, one of which was the Reo 4-30, driven by E\ B. Nichols of Richmond. In commenting on this brilliant vic tory Mr. Nichols says: "I won a silver cup In this contest with a perfect score. I used my demonstrator model R Reo for this run, which had already covered 6600 miles without repairs or replace ments of any kind, and she went through like a thoroughbred. The road' conditions were so bad that we abso lutely ruined a new set of standard Urea put on the day before we started, but the Reo made the fierce route In good shape, and when we were officially checked out at the finish our engine was running like a Swiss watch. The technical committee examined the Reo very carefully and declared It physical ly perfect." The $1250 Reo defeated fourteen of the starters, among- which were three car 3in the $2000 class, two in the $3000 class and one In the $5000 class. This is the same model Reo as the famous Reo Challenger, which -finished perfect In the last classic 1100-mile New York- Atlanta reliability contest. DIAMOND TIRES PRAISED BY HONOLULU COMPANY The Yon Hamm-Youn* company, auto mobile dealers In Honolulu, Hawaii. In a letter, commend very highly the Diamond tires with which their cars are equipped. In the letter Mr. West of the automobile department. B ays: "We have had consider able experience with Diamond tlrea and have found them entirely satisfactory In every way, and a» they have a (lno reputa tion In these Islands we think It would be a drawing card to possible purchasers of 1911 cars If same were equipped with Dia mond tires." # Los Angeles Sunday Herald LONG DISTANCE TOURS ON WAY TO THE COAST C. H. Bigelow Making a Record Run from New York City to Los Angeles Transcontinental automobile trstvel, not for records but for the pure enjoy ment of touring, is growing in popu larity. Already two motor cars have started from New York for the Pacific coast, and requests have been made to the route experts of the Touring club of America during the past two weeks for over a dozen pleasure tours of sim ilar character. While some of these will start from New York, others will start from different parts of the coun try, including two from Texas, one from South Dakota and one from Mil waukee. One of the most Interesting of these long distance pleasure tours is that which has been arranged by President A L. Westgard for Kichard M. Hurd, president of the Lawyers' Mortgage company of New York city. Mr. Hurd is going to make a vacation tour from Los Angeles by the northern route. He will leave early next month, and In his party will be his wife, two children and a chauffeur. J L Hebberd, a prominent motorist of El Paso, Tex., hjis had a very novel tour prepared for him by the Touring club of America, which will lead from his home close to the Mexican border to Springfield. Mass., by way of Den ver and Chicago. X C. Miller, a wealthy ranch owner of Austin, Tex., is about to make a long tour from his home to Southern Cali fornia. N. W. Norris of Milwaukee, Wis will be the llrst motorist from that city who has traveled westward to the Pacific coast. He will start next month for San Francisco, going by way of Omaha and Salt Lake City. Mrs. Joseph Healy of Hazelton. N. D., will make a tour from her home to ban All of these cars will carry the flag of the Touring club of America, as is done by C. H. Bigolow, who started last week on a record run from New York lo Los Angeles, and Miss Blanche Stewart Scott, who left New York in an Overland car last Monday with one companion for Los Angeles and San Francisco. — SUNDAY MORNING, 31 AY 29, 1910. FINDS HAYNES CAR IS A GOOD HILI CLIMBER G. F. Spence Pleased with Run from San Diego G. F. Spence of San Diego, who in the past several years has owned five motor cars of different makes, and in which be baa toured most of the coun try from New York to the Pacific coast, recently purchased a big Haynes touring car, and after a tour of 500 miles in Southern California he states that it is the best hill climbing car he ever saw or rode in. The Haynes covered a distance of 216 miles in six hours' running time, and experienced no trouble of any kind, though the car carried five passengers and bag gage. Spence has decided to take the agency for the Haynea In San Diego, and on his return trip will be accom panied by H. V. Taylor of the local agency. FLORIDA MAN PLANS FIVE THOUSAND-MILE JOURNEY President of State Association to Circle Many States President T. Kd Bryan of the Florida State Automobile association has joined the number of long distance tourists this season. For his summer vacation he contemplates makina a trip of some 5000 miles, starting from Indianapolis and ending at Tampa, Fla At Mr. Bryan's request Presi dent A. L. Westward of the Touring Club of America has mapped out a satisfactory route for him and he will carry the club's flag through the jour ney. The trip will be a roundabout one, going through many of the west ern and southern states. From In dlanapolig the general itinerary will be to St. Louis. Kansas Pity. Omaha, Chicago, Louisville, Nashville, Chat tanooga and Atlanta to Tampa. Mr. Bryan has been one of the lead ins good roads advocates in the south and on his forthcoming trip he intends to secure accurate data regarding the condition of the roads and hotel facili ties that may be of avail to future motorists traveling over portions of the same route. HARD TRIP OVER THE MOUNTAINS FOR A HAYNES SAN FRANCISCO. May 2S.—J. E. Arenda has Just returned from a trio to Los Angeles in his Ilaynes car. In going over his ex perience he said, "We left San Francisco a week ago Tuesday at 3:30 o'clock p. m. . and reached Los Gator at I 10 o'clock p. m., where we put up for the night. The nest morning v« started over the Santa Cruz mountnins. On the ascent wo encountered a bud mud hole that appeared practically Impassable, but we put the chains on the wheels, determined to make a try. and surprise! ourselves by making it without a waver from the car. w<\ made Santa Cna in about two hours and 7 Ihorty-flve minutes after starting. After pausing some time here we again set out and mads Bradley for the night. From here we started through Indian valley for Taao Roblea. Some way this side of Indian river we heard that the stream was up and impassable and so determined on a detour We got off our road and at 11:30 o'clock that evening we found ourselves climbing a 3WO foot mountain. At the top we discovered a joal mine and rummaged about the premises until entering the engine room we found the watchman. He Informed us that we were off our course and kindly donated us his bunk for the remainder of the night. About thirty five miles put us on the right road again the following morning, and pawing through San Miguel, Paso Kobles. Ban Margarita. San Lull ObUpo and San Maria we reached Los Ollvos for the night. Loavlns there at 8:45 o'clock the next morning we reached Los An geles at 7:15 o'clock p. m. On our way back from Los Angeles we put In Just twenty-four hours of actual traveling In reaching San Francisco. ALUMINUM BODIES FOR AUTOS LIGHT AND STRONG Aluminum bodies are both lißht and strong; the material has the merit of being easily and attractively shaped. and It is not subject to warping and cracking as is other material. The sheets of aluminum are fitted into a frame, of angle steel. This an gle steel is first cut to the right length and fitted over forms to the correct shape for the different models. The angles are assembled and brazed into a frame for the reception of the alum inum The aluminum sheets after l'it ting are riveted, and the surfaces are ground smooth for the many coats of paint For touring cars cast aluminum doors are used. Some woodwork Is added and then one of the lightest and strongest constructions for car bodies known Is complete^ Has any one here heard of the Engllah manß remark that "Philadelphia la a place where everybody Is named Scrapple, and when everybody eats Blddle. y' know"? we confeaa It Is mw **> v*. CRANK SHAFTS OF VARYING DESIGNS Have Two, Three or Five Bear ings and Shaft's Length Depends on Number FIVE ARE MOST SATISFACTORY Parsons Bronze Is Better Bearing Metal Than Brass or Babbitt DR. CHARLES W. SNYDER Tin- crank shafts in gasoline en gines vary widely in design. In a four-cylinder motor they may have two bearings, three bearings or five bearings, and the size and construc tion depend considerably on the num ber of these bearings. The two-bear ing shaft, that is with one bearing at each end, is the simplest and cheapest to build. The shaft is short, and the machine work loss than on any other typo. But for any engine of a given size tills shaft must be heavier than a shaft of either of the other types because of the distance between the bearings. The five-bearing shaft has a bearing at each end and one between each throw. This gives each connecting rod a bearing on each side, Just as though each cylinder was a separate engine, and provides the strongest construction possible. Such a crank shaft gives the maximum strength with a minimum weight, but requires •extra machinery and also the three extra bearings, which increase the cost. The crank case for this type also Is a little more expensive to pro duce, as the three extra bearings must have support. The two-bearing shaft allows the shortest engine possible, while the five bearings increase the length of the engine, and is generally only used on motors with the cylinders cast sepa rately. . MOST SATISFACTORY In general the five-bearing crank shaft is the most satisfactory, being lighter and stronger, and where the various stresses are distributed over the increased area of bearing surface the wear Is at the minimum. The wear on the crank and bearings Is directly proportioned to the area of surface In contact, the greater the bearing surface the less the wear for this reason, the longer the crank bear- Ings, and also those on the connecting rod ends, the better esults secured, and the longer the time between necessary adjustments. The three-bearing shaft comes be tween the two and five, and has many of the good points of each. The crank shaft bearings are either large balls or some of the alloys. In one of the two-bearing shafts very lace ball bearings are used at each end, with good results. Sometimes ball bearings are also used on the three or five-bearing shafts, but the expense IS very large. The bearings made from alloys are almost innumerable. Parson's bronze. babbit, brass and any number of other combinations. Of the lot Parson's bronze is perhaps the best. Someio the different combinations of metals called "brass" will give the most wear, but if anything should occur to inter fere with the normal oil supply and heating should result, the brass bear ing almost always cuts the crank shaft, and it is much cheaper and easier to replace- a whole series of bearings On X t l"r extreme babbit Is a V 1v soft composition, If anything gets hot the babbit will melt and run out and the only damage done is the loss of the babbit bearing. It has very little friction and gives good results, but became" it is so soft it requires very frequent adjustments. PARSON'S BRANZE parson's bronTO, or other combina tions of its type are between brass and babbit. They are sufficiently hard to produce a good wearing surface and at the same time rarely do any dam • leo to the iteel shaft, and theae bear ings when once "worn to a fit," rarely r. quire adjusting- When the amateur repal man !■ com 33/3 PER CENT DISCOUNT SALE Price Reduction Announcement During the Month of June Only We Will Place on Sale at Our First Inventory Sale A lanre stock of odds and ends including Caps, Gloves, Ideal and Nota Bene Brass Polish Radiator Compound, Sunset Wind Shields, Eullard Wrenches, Quick Wrenches, Bair Top Holders, 1909 Jo"es Speedometer, Oils, Coils, Etc. We Are Not a Cut Rate House and the Above Price Reduction Holds Only Until These Post Inventory Odds and Ends Are Disposed Of Give us your address and we will mail you the handsomest 200-page accessory catalogue ever printed CHANSLOR & LYON 945-7 South Main Street Tels i sSI/mL 93» polled to adjust his engine bearings ,he often thinks he la "up against it," but the process is easy. Take out the spark plugs. Take the covers off the crank case (hand holes, or whatever they may be), get several small blocks of wood, and two levers, two long tire tools will do very well. Take one of the blocks of suitable length and set it up near the crank for a fulcrane and use the tire tool for a lever. Put one finger so that the end touches both the web of the crank and the bearing, push down on the tire tool and see if it lifts the crank so that any motion can be felt between the crank and the bearing. If there is, tighten the bearing. Put one lever un der and the other above the connect ing rod "big ends" (careful the upper one don't spring your cam shaft), pull ill.' levers apart and hold them .-so the connecting rod ends can't move and don't be afraid to hold them tight. Have some one try to rock the fly wheel back and forth. If the fly wheel moves while the connecting rods are sta tionary tighten this bearing. TURN ENGINE OVER After you have taken out the spark plugs turn the engine over as fast as you can, and then note, after you have stopped cranking, about how many times the spins over before stopping. Tighten your bearings, one at a time, "spinning" the engine after each bear ing has been tightened, and see that it turns over after the cranking about as many times as it did at first. Set each bearing so that the appreciable "play" is gone, but never make any bearing so tight that there is the least interference with the free motion of the engine. out a thin copper shim, If you take out a thin copper shim, and when the bolts are tightened find that the bearing Is set up too much use one or two thicknesses of paper as a shim. It takes only a few thousandths of an inch to make a bearing either "erin" or "pound." , , Adjust bearings with oil in them, the film of oil has some thickness, and if a little tight when dry the oil may make them run "*- - CHEVROLET AND BURMAN SHOW CLASS ON SPEEDWAY Start Season by Making Records on Indianapolis Course The eastern racing season for auto mobiles has opened up with some world beating records on the Indian apolis speedway and among those who have again made the name of the Buick cars good are the old reliable drivers, Bobby I'.urman and the two Chevro lets—Loull and Lewis—who trimmed the time ever made before in two events on the only brick paved speed way in the world. One of the Chevro let!) on Friday defeated all curs In his class, imluding Harroun in the Mar mon. Bobby Burman, one ot the most reliable of drivers, repeated the trick in the four-mile event, making the time in a fraction over three minutes. The Buick this year, as in the past, Is making good and the performances of the Buicks on the Los Anselea motordrome driven by Nick Nickrent, when they broke every world s record In their class, show the stuff of which the cars are built. TOURING CLUB OF AMERICA DISPLAYS ITS FACILITIES The buffet smoker extended recently by the Touring Club of America to the executive officers and managers of the automobile trade brought out all of the prominent men along automobile row to the new home of the club at Broadway and Seventy-sixth street New York. All of the departments of the club are now thoroughly estab- The visiting motorists received a clear object lesson of the method in which the live map routes are prepared and the ease with which over 500 tours In all parts of the country may be made up fit a moment's notice formed one of the most interesting features of the inspection of the touring club's facilities. Do You Buy Your Hats from a Shoemaker? You don't. . How about your pipe. Why n't you «o I- .^Ujr p'p-^^ }; i;r:.: <; a,- Pr". lh k and p'oeke'JbSo'E' make. &>« and repairs pipes The .moUer who Know, knows John. Ethical quality, sentimental prices. JOHN'S PIPE SHOP ISO West Fifth HI. The Little Store Next the Big Security Building. PAGESI TO 12 24 HOUR RACE AT THE MOTORDROME Contest Expected to Smash Rec« ord of 1196 Miles Made at Brighton Beach TWELVE ENTRIES EXPECTED Feature Event Scheduled for Lat ter Part of June with Many Factory Contenders The next event of importance on tha local automobile racing program will be the 24-hour race at the motordrome the latter part of June. This Is an event of particular interest to the deal ers, as a victory or creditable perform ance in the 24-hour race Is considered a severe test. The showing made at the inaugural meet at the motordrome makes it ;i foregone conclusion that the 1196-mile record established on the Brighton Beach track will be broken by several hundred miles. There should be very, little tire trouble in a race of this char acter. Anticipating great speed, the contest board of the A. A. A. iias made a spe cial ruling governing such events on the motordrome track, requiring a change of drivers every hour and com pelling the changed driver to take at least one hour's rest. Manager Hempel left for the east Wednesday and expects to secure sev eral factory entries tor the coming race. Among the local cars which will prob ably take part are the Buick, driven by Nickrent; Apperson, with Hanahue at the wheel; H.irold Stone's Great West ern; Livingstone, with a new car, the name of which he has not yet an« nounced; George Miiier, on a Warren- Detroit : Frank Rice and the Winton, with whirh he won the Coalinga race. MAKES RECORD AUTO RUN OVER SANTA FE TRAIL In a repent endurance run over thu "Santa Fe trail" from Hutchinson, Kan., to Puoblo, Colo., and back, J. B. YnunK of Lyons, Kan., made a per fect score with a twenty-eight horse power motor car. The entire round trip of 835 milts was made without using a tool of any kind on the motor car. From Lyons to Hutchinson, a, distance of about thirty miles, and from there to Pueblo the air-cooled motor ran without stop, the journey be ing made on a schedule of about twenty miles an hour. Without overhauling the car was started on the return trip the third day and reached Hutchinson the next night Although bad roads were found for much of the distance the Franklin reached every control on time. The oar was found on examination to be in perfect running order at the finish. REO CHALLENGER '4-30' IN ATLANTA-NEW YORK CONTEST NEW YORK, May 28.—Amon ff the many prominent entries in the Atlanta- New York good roads reliability con tost, June 6-14, is the Roo Challenger 4-30 which is to be driven by R. M. Owen and is to act as scout for this classic run. This is the Reo that fin ish.d with a perfect road and mechani cal score in the strenuous 1100-mlla New York-Altanta reliability contest last November and challenged all win ners to a rigid physical examination. Since then it has been in daily use, covering over 10,000 miles over all sorts of roads in all kinds of weather.