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PART II DAREDEVIL BRAGG WINS WILD RACE Amateur, Well Known Here, Goes Through Fence Twice but Captures Contest MANY FINISHES ARE CLOSE De Palma and Robertson Hook Up and Each Scores a Victory f Associate Pre««l BRIGHTON BEACH, July 23.—C. B. Bragg, the nmateur driver who has de feated Barney Oldfleld, won by sheer grit today one of the most daring auto mobile races over seen on the Brighton Beach. In the sixth event, a five-mile for amateurs only. Bragg, driving hi* own Fiat, skidded on the turn into the home Stretch, slewed broadside into the fence, dashed through it upon the green, turned on his power when he found ho Was still on four wheels, broke his way through the fence to the track again, nnd then by a furious drive regained all of his lost distance and finished first In the phenomenally fast time of 4:46 8-5. Ralph de Palma and George Robert son, old-time rivals, fought It out again, the first in a Flat, the second in a Simplex. De Talma won the ten-mile event handily, allowing Robertson to pass him. and then putting on more power when it was needed. In the, special match Robertson took his re venge in two straight heats. In the second event, at ten miles, there were two entrants, a Cole Thirty, driven by "Bill" Endicott, and a Pat teraon, driven by H. A. Neely. Enrti cott won by a third of a mile, Time, 12:32 3-5. At the start, of the third event the De Palma-Robertpon match race, Rob ertson was compelled to stop because of tire trouble. In the fourth event, ten miles, the Marlon, driven by Louis Disbrow, won; S. P. 0.. driven by S. E. Wlshart, sec ond: S. P. <">., driven by John Juhasre, third. Time, 10:55 ROBERTSON WINS HEATS Fifth event, ten miles, won by R, E. Bcardsley, driving a Buick; Lee Dirt more, driving a Chalmers, second; Leo Anderson, driving a Midland, third. Time. 10:52. Sixth event, five miles, amateur own ers to drive, won by C. 8. Bragg In a Fiat; James Pelg, in a. Simplex, sec ond: R. E. Beardsley, In a Bulck, third. Time, 4:46 1-5. Seventh event, ten mites, won by Ralph de Palma in a Fiat; George Robertson, in a Simplex, second; Stan ley Martin, In a Houpt "Rockwell, third. Time, 10:23. Eighth event, ten miles, won by C. S. Bragg in a Flat; Louis Disbrow, In a Knox, second; Leo Anderson, in a Midland, third. Time, 10:9 1-5. , George Robertson won his race from De Palma In two straight heats, the first of which was at five miles and tho second at two miles. Time: First heat, 4:41 3-5; second heat, 1:49 4-6. ■ • Ninth event, one hour race for any car that ever competed in 24-hour races —Simplex, George Robertson, 53% miles; Marlon, Louis Disbrow, 63 miles; Palmer-Singer, Harry Cobe. 52 miles; Cole Thirty, Bill Endicott, 51 miles; S. P. 0., John Juhasse, 49 miles; Croxton- Keeton, W. C. Sponny, 48 miles; Houpt- Rockwell, Stanley Martin, 43 miles. Notice to Doctors The- exhibit of X-ray and high frequency colls by the Scheldel Western Coil Co.. at 800 Auditorium Building, Is the most com plete ever shown west of the Mississippi. Physicians are Invited to see tho appara tus demonstrated. Complete catalogue for the asking. KNOWLEDGE IS POWER and experience is both the mother of knowledge and its best teacher. Eleven years' practical manufacturing experience places the Knox Automobile Company among the very few pio neers who struggled to place the motor car in the successful position it now occupies. And it taught its valuable lessons as no other method can teach—lessons that are of the utmost value to the company and its patrons. NOTHING SUCCEEDS LIKE SUCCESS in the keen competition of the automobile business, for success can only be reached by the car built of the best in material, de sign and workmanship. It is significant that the Knox Company are adding 40,000 square feet to their factory equipment. ON THE TRACK the Knox car has won a brilliant record. Not go much for glory but as a test of Knox construction. The terrific strains o™high tension speeding safeguard the tour ing car. XTHE UNKNOWN QUANTITY, is eliminated in Knox constru'ot,ion by these successful tests. It pays to 'buy a known quantity with a reputation i> ■ Buy a Knox WE HAVE DELIVERED SIX 1911 KNOX CARS TO DATE r^n DOERR-BROWN ..ISESffSS r^^i AUTOMOBILES UNLICENSED CARS MAY NOT COMPETE Expect Licensed Dealers to Have Charge of Santa Monica Road Race A. A. A. POSTPONES SANCTION National Body Delays Action Un til Number of Classes Is Decided Notwithstanding announcement was made sbme time ago that the proposed Santa Monica road race in September had been sanctioned by the A. A. A. as an "Invitation" affair, there is good reason to believe that the race has not as ,yet actually received the official Indorsement of the national body gov erning automobile races, as no such action can bo taken until it Is de cided into how many classes the race will be divided, and this, It. is learned from reliable local sources, has not been determined upon by the local governing board of the Los Angeles Licensed Dealers' association, under whose auspices the race is to be held. The first closing date for the race was July 20, and the following entries had been received up to that time: Heavy car class —Tjozier, entered hy Nash & FennJfnorf-.. driver Teddy Tetzlaff; Pope-Hartford, entered by William R. Ruess Auto company, driver, Bert Dlngley; Knox, entered by Doerr-Brown Motor company, driv er. Joseph NHckrent; Columbia, en tered by Blreley & Young, driver name not given; Apperson, entered by Leon T. Shettler, driver, Harris Hnnslnif, Buick, entered by Howard Auto com pany, driver, name not given. Medium car class —Mercer, entered hy the Mercer Auto company, driver, c. H. Biglow; Pope-Hartford, entered by William R. Ruess Auto company, driver. Bert Dlngley: Buick, entered by Howard Auto company, driver, name not given. Light car class —Franklin, entered by R. C. Hamlin, driver, Guy Irwin. Chalmers, entered by Western Motor Car company, driver, Bert Dingley; Regal, <-ntered'by Big Four Auto com pany, driver. Roscoe L. Anthony: Buick, entered hy Howard Auto com pany, driver, name not given; Max well, entered by Maxwell-Briscoe-LO9 Angeles company, driver, name not given. Several disagreeable, complications have arisen since the race was first announced. Tho Innovation of an "In vitation" race has not been taken to kindly in soma quarters, for It simply means the elimination of several cars that would like to contest but cannot do so as they will not he asked. Na turally as it is n race conducted by tho licensed car interest, unlicensed cars cannot be asked to compete. And it is also true that there are other licensed ears In the. local field that cannot com pete, as the Interested agents are not members of the Licensed Dealers' as sociation, and it 13 understood that It would bo of no avail if they were ad mitted to membership now, as the as sociation's by-laws demand that a per son must be a member at least sixty days before a meet to be enabled to enter cars, and there Is not sufficient timo now, as the race is scheduled for September 25. There is nothing un fair In this, as the same rule was ad hered to last year. But in tho interest of a big entry list and a decidedly class- '-ontest It would please the pub lic if the local governing board would set the date a week or so later that these conditions might be met, inas much ns the official sanction has not yet been received and no interference with national racing work would be I interfered with. Another feature of the race com mented on is that only California driv ers are eligible, though several former prominent eastern drivers are now in the city but have not been here long enough to have acquired a legal resl- Los Angeles Sunday Herald Amplex, Kisselkar and Badger Machines; and Newspaper Representatives Who Motored to Tia Juana Last Week G^BWWSS""* 5 j&StWf*'"*""' 1 SB - JBH-"•" miiinniMllt *ihjlßßaEllWßnf H ' ■Eft j 'MaHBBfIMMiHHuMHHf!^^ ■Bsk.*At*v*v J^fll Ew\v *:ißlbu^H pHtatbi/S bH^sk. 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But the actual conditions of the race itself that enter Into the elements of true sportsman ship can-be taken cognizance of by the public, particularly where new rulings may be adopted that apply solely to the one race. And that at least one such new rule has been promulgated by .the racing board that has brought dissension la vouched for by the pro test entered against it by Leon T. Shettler, trie winner of last year's race, inasmuch as this ruling bars the same Apperson car from competing in this year's event, and as Mr. Shettler claims that the trophy he won is understood to be and Is a perpetual trophy, his car should have the •privilege of defend ing it. And it certainly has always been customary In every line of sport that the winner of any event has the privilege of defending the prizes he has won. We herewith reproduce Mr. Shettler's letter to The Herald bearing on the subject: "I call your attention to rule No. 1 In the entry blank for the Santa Mon ica road race. "This rule states that this race will not be open to anything except 1910 or lflll chasses. I am handing you here with copy of letter, which contains my entry to the Santa Monica road race, which Is self-explanatory, and I think covers the case fairly well. "I consider the action of the commit tee a. deliberate, slap in the face, and I certainly resent their attempt to keep the Apperson out of the race. While It is true that I have no Idea that they Intend carrying out the race, as they seem to be doing everything they can to kill It, yet I am making a state ment to you positively that they will have a hard time holding this race if they insist on keeping me out for such a trivial excuse. "I point out the fact that their posi tion In this matter is entirely uncalled for and Inconsistent. In the first place, it has always been generally under stood among the trade, that any car entered In this race had to be the per sonal property of the entrant to the race, and when we stop to consider that there Is not a dollar in it for any one to win the race, doesn't it appear rather foolish to make a rule which necessitates buying- a new car for each year's race? I probably am no worse off financially than the majority of the trade, and yet I do not feel able to make an outlay of this amount of money every September for the pur pose of entering the car in a race where we cannot make a cent if we won it. This race cost me close to $2000 last year. "Dick Ferris i? the donor of the big EDITED BY W. G. L. TUCKER SUNDAY MORNING, JULY 24, 1910. CROSSING A CHANNEL IKON BKHHIK IN STALLKI) BY THF, SOITHKItX (AI,UOK.MA AfTO CM B NKAK SAN IHEKO $ionn trophy, which Is commonly sup posed is going- to be put up for the hip oar rare. Mr. Ferris and myself should have a little to say about these matters. 1 presume this is the only commlttea ever known to automobile sport who took it upon themselves to make such arbitrary rules without consulting the wishes of the donors of the only trophies ever offered for the race. "Yours very truly. "LEON T. SHETTLER." It is hoped that the Panta Monica race this year will surpass that of last year In interest, as the time then made was the fastest for such a long route ever made on any course, and with the additional motor car Improvements steadily going on, in all probability the time could be lessened this season. It Is more than likely that the list of entries tn date will be increased, as there is a, second closing date, Septem ber 1, though the entrant is subject to a higher entrance fee for the privilege of withholding his nomination to the last minute. It Is understood that the majority of the local racing board are. now out of the city, and it is hoped that all con tentions may be satisfactorily adjusted on their return. Suit was brought against the North ern Manufacturing company of this city and also against the Auto Motor Kquipment company by Charles H. Twltchell, inventor of the Twitchell air gauge for infringement of his patents, and demands also an accounting for any sales made by these firms. Mr. Twitchell intends to hx-ing similar suits against others who are infringing upon his patents, and states that he will prosecute every one who so infringes to the fullest extent of the law under his rights. MAKE PLANS FOR RACING CARNIVAL Indianapolis Motor Speedway May Secure Annual National Military Maneuvers With plans for the motor racing car nival the first week in September and the balloon championships in the same month practically completed, the man agement of the Indianapolis motor speedway is looking forward to the 1911 season. A tentative schedule has already been arranged. This list of events consists chieliy of the big at tractions which the speedway will go after, but in most cases the promises received already indicate that the great speedway course will be very successful. The national military maneuvers will be held on the speedway grounds if it is possible to secure this impor tant event. The local racing plant is an ideal ground for holding these ma neuvers, and officers from Fort Ben* Jamin Harrison who have inspected the loral grounds are free to declare themselves that the plant is superior to any other place in the country for holding the great military exhibition. This event attract* each year over 2000 tnjops, who are drilled In the va rious formations and mock war events for ten days. No gate admission is charged and a small fee lor grand stand scats will be as-ked by the speed way management. The Commercial club, "Boosters' club" and civic organ izations and merchants will be asked to co-operate, with the speedway in bringing the national military meet to Indianapolis. • In addition to the automobile races, aviation will be an important feature next year. An effort will be mad" to land the International aviation tour nament, at which every man-bird of note will participate and real contests will develop. The speedway wants to assume the lead in the promotion of all great outdoor contests and amuse ments, and the av'ation events on the 1911 calendar will be greater than any ever held before. The reputation of the speedway for automobile racing, it is thought, plus the, rich prizes in cash, plate and trophy, and the ability to handle an well as attract the crowd;-, will, it la thought, make it comparatively easy to bring the great classics of the motor racing sport once again to the Hoosler course. Already there is foundation for the hopes that the national cham pionships and the Cobe will again be held at Indianapolis President Carl «. Fisher of the speedway is negotiating: now with the Brennan monorail people to bring this modern twentieth century device and a train of gyroscope cars to the speed way some time during 1911. ThiF. sys tem, which permits a train of heavy, wide-gauged cars to speed swiftly over a single rail, is considered as a possi ble revolutionizing force in modern transportation. A national outdoor show, including both automobiles and aviation exhib its, as well as other advanced vehicles for fast transportation, will be sought. Should the 1911 Olidclen tour material ize, the speedway will work in con- Junction with the ether Indianapolis concerns to have this event start from the speedway grounds. The 1911 program of events on the Indianapolis motor speedway prom ises to be everj' bit as varied and even more entertalriine than the wonderful race* and aviation events which were I st.iard during the 1910 season. TO START ON NORTHERN TRIP TO PLACE AGENCIES Great Western Manager to Make Demonstrating Tour Coast Manager Vogel for the Gre.it Western cars starts Monday for a longr trip north to place agencies, and incidentally clean up any records ly ing around loose between points vis ited. Vogel goes in the demonstrator, and Stone takes the racer along that re cently -non the Chanslor & Lyon trophy for the Los Angeles-San Diego run. Incidentalb- this cup was turned over to Mr. Vogel Saturday, Vogel pef'S great possibilities for the Great Western on the. coast next season and a. particularly large agency will be opened in San Francisco, but the local business during their absence will be looked after by the Horrie-Brooks company, who are quartered In the same building and have the agency for the Parry car. The vulcanizing and repair dcp-irt ment of the W. P. Newer* Rubber com pany Inaugurated the early closing hours for that department, commenc ing with yesterday. During the sum mer months the department will be closed at 1 o'clock Saturdays Instead of at 6:80 as heretofore. The stove will r?maln open until 6 p. m. as usual. $ if Do You ¥|M?^ a Winner g£& or a Loser? Would You Buy a Winner or a Loser? Answer the question by comparing Buick winnings and rec ords with those of all other cars. Don't say that racing cuts no ice because you do not race. The same qualities that make a car win races make that car the best for every day average use and make the most durable, most reliable car. We are sticking around for the express purpose of demonstrating that our claims are facts and that we've got the cars to prove them. If you are in the market for an automobile you'd better drop around. Howard Automobile Co. 1142-44 SOUTH OLIVE STREET Home F3680. - Sunset Main 6777. PAGES 1 TO 12 SAN DIEGO PRESS CLUB ENTERTAINS Show Visitinrj Brethren and Auto Men Good Time at the Bull Fight SENOR ROBLES GIVES DINNER Distinguished Spanish Matador Acts as Host to Motor Ex perts and Scribes Hal oft < > the San Diego Press club. the Ilvellesi bunch of wires that ever *et tin- spart i going in motordom hls tory .if Southern California. At the t of these good ecoul i i"i>" h of Los Angelea ni n paper m n jour neyed to the Tia Juana bull fight last Sund iy, and thi ' San Diego. boys put up good things for their put ■ ■ rimp in everything tl it ■ i ■•> pulled off in our Angel city to entertain visiting scribei And it la not out nf ordi to ask why I>"s Vn rplps li:i s not -i press club worthy of the name. Combined with the enter tainment on American oil, thi man who holda a certiflcati from the kins of Spain as thf rreal I bull fighter In thi land of matadors- Senor Robles—la 3 prince '>f entertainers, both to tho crowds who witness his exhibitions and In social life to the friends ha wants to favor. Last Sunday morning, just as day was breaking, three automobiles loaded with newspaper 'men, automobile men and representatives of two local thea ters started on a joy ride that was a continuous succession of pleasure for more than forty-eight hours. The party was composed of the fol lowing: American Simplex car— W. O. Wil- Ham . manager of the Los Angeles branch: Jay Barnes, press representa tive for Sullivan & Consldine; R. S. Cole, staff photographer of The Herald; Lew A. Bpalding, business manager for the Ferris Hartman Opera company: Chester Tucker of The Herald: T. M. Dunn, the oil magnate, and Harvey Herrick, driver of the machine. Badger car— Manager Bird of th« Southwestern Auto company: R. C. Kerens, representing the Standard Oil company, and C. B. Scobey of the Tide water Reform Journal. Kissel Kar—Wlllard Huntington Wright, the Times; Paul Gylstrom of the Associated Press; Attorney Gertz of Milwaukee, and C. L. Leppo, driver of the car and manager of the Kissel Automobile company. The party were personal priests at the arena of Senor Robles, who enter tained them at a Spanish dinner be fore the fight, and later presented each with a handsome Mexican blanket -with his compliments. The visitors were thn guests of the San Diego newspaper men at dinner at 6 o'clock, chaperoned by genial "Van," sporting editor and dramatic critic of the Union. Covers were laid by Harry Rudder in the. Union cafe, the long table being artis tically decorated with cut flowers. During the meal special music was ren dered for the visitors, several of the selections being particularly appro priate. This was especially true of the Toreador song, by Bizet,' which was played when Senor Roblea Joined the party. . , After dinner the visitors Trent,.to the Garrlck theater, where they met Charles King, most of them being his personal friends. Manager J. M. Dodge then took the bunch in hand, placing two boxes at their disposal. Richard O'Neill "and Jack Finn were especially invited guests at the dinner served at Rudder's. Mr. Leppo drove his car up to the Union building just seven minutes be hind Mr. Herrick. En route, south the two cars ran into a rain storm, the occupants getting -well soaked. The visitors enjoyed the fights, es pecially the work of the three matadors (Continued on Pave Two!