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of^ift AUTDMOBILE S dSStiiM PART II AUTO RACE TO BE OPEN TO ANY CAR Rumor Says Santa Monica Con test Will Admit All Classes of Machines DATE MAY BE POSTPONED Dick Ferris May Be Named to Take Charge of Sched uled Events Six works ago The Herald automo bile editor declared for clean cut com petition in tho proposed Santa Monica race. The attempt to confine the race to a few of the select by making It an Invitation race was such us could not appeal to a high class sportsman any where. It doesn't take a big bank roll to be clean cut in sporting matters, for tho mnn with the hickory shirt can be Just as true a sportsman ns the man who wears his ]<\ug hat and kid gloves. Snobbishness has no place nmonp American spurts, and it Is just as well thnt some little minds who would bo dictators remember it. With their private lifo or individual business matters we have nothing to do, but when it comes to an event in which the public is interested W« will very emphatically say that wo will not stand for anything that la not open anil square. Too many of our national sports and pastimes hnve beon put tn bad repute by the dictatorial ruling? of a amnll onterie who would be arbiters of local morals and pleasures. The agitation against a closed or invitation raco such as the Santa Mon ica race has borne fruit, and there is a well defined rumor that the race will be open to all cars, and that the committee that had the race in charge In the interests of a privileged few has resigned. It is hinted that Dick Fer ris will bo asked to take charge of the race. If the gentleman will con- Bent the public may bo assured of a race worth while, for this live wire is a prime favorlt. In th© world of sports manship and can put plenty of ginger Into any event he undertakes to pro nnte. As the donor of the big JIOOO trophy for the Santa Monica race he certainly should have his wishes respected as to Qualifications for the race. It now looks as if the Apperson '09 and Steams "08 will be among the en trants, and also the other cars that have desired to enter, but could not be cause of their n * being members of the Licensed Dealers' association. It is understood that already two firms have severed their connection with the local association because the bars have been let down. The papers or public h-ve no war with them, but when events are contemplated which must have public support, it is strictly within the province of both press and people to turn the spotlight of pub licity on them. Because of the contentions that have arisen, and the fact that the race has not really been officially sanctioned by the A. A. A., it Is more than possible thnt the date for the race will be postponed. If Mr. Ferris will take charge of the race a statement prob ably will come from him as to the new dates In a few days. —Reo andh\ Apperson TTTHILE other dealers are making * * vague promises regarding de livery, we are delivering the cars. You simply Cannot Afford to buy a car until you have seen the New Reo and Apperson Goods, Immediate Delivery Apperson Baby Jack '. . . $2150 Apperson Little Jack (7 Pass.) $3200 Reo Thirty Touring Car . . $1400 Reo Thirty Roadster . . . : $1400 Reo Twenty I Touring Car .- $1100 Baby Reo Runabout '.. . . $550 "A Live Dealer Will Sell You ' a Live Car" Leon T. Shettler Home 10167 '. 633 S. Grand Aye. : Main 7034 Los Angeles and San Diego Member Licensed Dealers' Assn. of Los Angeles Member Automobile! Dealers '-Assn. of So. Calif.. AUTOMOBILES AUTO EXCURSION TO PUGET SOUND Los Angelan Motors from South ern City Up Coast to Northern Section GOES FOUR THOUSAND MILES Motorist Uses Big Touring Car, and Wife and Son Accom pany Him on Trip One of the most Interesting automo bile excursions on the Pacific coast is that between Los Angeles and the Puget Sound country. It is complete with the most beautiful and romantic scenery In the United States and abounds with interest at every point of tho Journey. The latest automobile enthusiast to make this trip Is C. F. Perry of this city, who has Just returned from tho northern section- of the Pacific slope after motoring close to 4000 miles, ac companied by his wifo and little son. In his new big touring car Mr. Perry and family sot out to make the coast line route all the way, into regions where no automobilo had as yet trav eled, and leisurely absorb all of the natural beauties of Nature along that picturesque route. His first leg of the Journey was, of course, over the coast roads to San Francisco and thence following the coast to Eureka and over the mountains Into the state of Oregon, going via Abordoen and then the side run into Portland. From Portland the Journey was con tinued into Tacoma and thence to Se attle, where after a few days' rest, the route was resumed to Victoria and to Vancouver, B. C, and returning the same route to Seattle and back again to Los Angeles. Mr. Perry is most enthusiastic over the trip and the courtesy extended by the natives In several places where he would otherwise have had at least long delays. For example, while among the redwoods of Northern California he came to an eight-foot redwood tree ly ing across Ms path and discovered by some woodchoppers they hewed the tree to permit the automobile to make Its way over and continue on its course. Nothing so enthuses Mr. Perry over his trip as the performance of his car. The mileage from Los Angeles to Se attle Is 1512 miles over the most direct route, but the road traveled by Mr. Perry made it many miles longer, so that when he had returned to Los An geles he had traveled something like 4000 miles and in that distance the sum total of all expenses incurred for repairs was but 13.50, a remarkable showing, it must be admitted. The car was equipped with Goodyear tires and experienced no trouble with them, as in the case of his car, although Mr. Perry states that the roads in some places were simply of the fearful order. Mr. Perry states that by automobile and over the route traveled by his car is the only way to see the country of the Pacific coast, and he is detrermlned to make the same trip over next year. Los Angeles Sunday Herald Midland '40,' with 'Ballet of Light' Girls, Making Steep Grade on Maltman Hill Off Sunset Boulevard .-"-■-.* ' - ■ . ' v- ii *, ;■- ____—^ t-'^J BiHSSBI I , tfW»nt:'JBMBBP^" f^i- i fc g'ii- ' " . ■■- ■ i "~~ -jl4?^ MALTMAN HILL CLIMB DIFFICULT FOR MACHINE Midland Agents with Women from Theater Give Car a Try Out If you never tried out a motor car on Maltman hill you have missed one of the best chances for a demonstra tion ever presented in the city. It's no joy ride proposition, for "on the high" doesn't come in* the schedule. You are in luck to be able to make it on the "intermediate" in any make of car. Carrigan brothers essayed the feat last week when Charlie Fuller, with a bunch of live little women of the "Bal let of Life," playing at ths Orpheum, did the stunt. The Midland car is just coming into its own in this city, and Its ability to turn many tricks, difficult with larger cars, makes it a car that must na turally be In the public's eye, and it is certain that there Is no car on the local market that can do better in hill climbing contests. Maltman avenue hill Is a forty per cent grade, and traction is none of the best. Just try It If you want to know how difficult the feat is. , MATHESON CARS TO ENTER BRIGHTON BEACH CONTEST Sales Manager Is Negotiating for Celebrated Drivers Matheson cars, which have taken a prominent part In endurance runs, hill climbs and track events this year, will be seen in competition in the next twenty-four-hour race -to be held on the Brighton ..Beach race 'track under the auspices of the Motor Racing as sociation of New ' York, September 16 and 17. In all probability two cars will be, entered, but ■ the drivers have so far. not .'been nominated. , r , With the . removal of the . main. sell ing: agency of the Matheson Motor Car company from New York to the fac tory at Wilkes-Barre, Pa., where C. W. Matheson is ,' in f, charge, the : New York line of Matheson cars at 1886-88 Broadway '• becomes a distributing branch with George H. Duck in charge as salesmanager and D. C. MacKay as. the. head *of the accounting depart ment. ■;.• Mr. Duck :is negotiating with drivers of. national renown . to ■ take the helm of the Matheson racers in the long track grind, i ;. ■ ' 1 « » CALIFORNIANS VISIT COLUMBIAS' FACTORY Recent visitors to the Columbia fac tory include A. M. Young, Los Angeles agent for the Columbia; J. S. Conwelt of the Maxwell-Briscoe Los Angeles company, and F. J. Linz, manager of the Maxwell-Brlscoe Pacific company of San Francisco; also B. E. Cohen, agent at Portland, Ore., and T. J. Tlb bals, agent at San Diego. These men made a special trip to Hartford to view the Columbia line for 1911. After a detailed tour of me fac tory, and a minute examination of the various Columbia models for next year, the members of the party were most enthusiastic both regarding the new Columbia models and the excellent prospect for Increased business on'the Pacific coast during the coming season. EDITED BY W. G. L. TUCKER SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 14, 1910. ASSERTS ROADS TO BAY CITY ARE IN BAD SHAPE Autoist Reports 150 Miles of the Course in Poor Condition It Is said the roads from Los Angeles to San Francisco are bad. A month ago they were In good condition, but according to the latest man to come over the coast road there are at least 150 miles between the two cities that are in bad condition. L. E. Doane, a prosperous oil man of Bakersfleld, and formerly a practicing attorney of Los Angeles, made the trip from San Francisco last week in a Knox six-cylinder car. Three days were consumed in the running time. Aside from two punctures the trip was made safely, but the going was bad. The legal light was pleased with the performance of his car, which was de livered last spring by Doerr-Brown Mo tor Car company. He says that he would not want to trade it for a new model, as his car has now traveled over 6000 miles over California roads under the most trying conditions, yet the up keep has been light. A.A.A. GRANTS REQUEST OF CHICAGO MOTOR CLUB Elgin Races to Be National Stock Chassis Events CHICAGO, Aug. 13.—Chairman S. M. Butler of the contest board of the American Automobile association has officially informed the Chicago Motor club that its application to have the road races at Elgin, 111., on August 26 and 27 made national stock chassis events has been granted and that the contests will be the national road championships of the year. Following this announcement the Motor club immediately issued its en try blanks and has sent them broad cast through the land. Inquiries are coming in from many factories for these blanks, and there is every indi cation that the fields in all four of the events will fill without a doubt. Two national nominations already have been made, while the Cole has tele phoned a pair. The Alco, Benz, Lo zier, Marmon, Falcar, Black Crow, Halladay, Stayer, Moon, Velie, Haynes and Oldsmoblle are on the list as al most certainties. The Motor club has received the de sign of the Elgin national trophy, which is the prize in the big race the second day, the event for cars under 600 cubic Inches piston displacement. It is best described as a classic vase, 3 feet 8 inches high above the pedes tal. It Is a two-handled cup. the main decorations being the laurel oak and water leaves. This cup Is designed to take six wreaths with inscriptions and two panels, one for the motor car scene on the obverse side and on the reverse side the main description of the cup. On the neck of the cup is the figure of Father Time. The trophy is valued at $4500. The Chicago Motor club and the El gin Automobile Road Race association have decided to sell the seats at pop ular prices. They have formed a com bination with the property owners, so that everyone who sees the races will have to pay 50 cents. The grand stand seats will be sold for $1 for each day; box seats will be sold (or $1.50 each, while bleacher seats can be had for 50 cents. Parking spaces will be sold at $1 per car. NEW PUBLICITY SCHEME The Randolph Motor Car company is planning to launch a novel publicity scheme. One of the one-ton trucks will make a tour of the cities where big convontlons are to be held. It will be In charge of an expert operator and will rarrv a full camDlne outfit. PHOENIX RAGE FAVORED BY LICENSED DEALERS Official Sanction Is Given Pro posed Contest from Los Angeles to Arizona The Licensed Automobile Dealers association of Los Angeles gave its of ficial sanction Tuesday night so that its members might enter any cars desired in the Los Angeles-Phoenix race No vember 5. The attitude of the association was somewhat in doubt, as there is a clause in its by-laws that prevents any mem ber from contesting in a race with un licensed cars within a radius of seventy miles of Los Angeles. But it was con clusively shown to the local associa tion that the Phoenix race was in no sense a local affair. The sanction for the race was given by the A. A. A. to the Maricopa Automobile association of Phoenix, and while the start of the race is from Los Angeles, the finish is in Phoenix. When any car makes the dis tance of nearly 500 miles the driver will know that he has been in a real con test. The cars now officially entered with checks for $250 accompanying the entry as an evidence of good faith are the Amplex, Marathon, Kissel Kar, Ram bler, Maxwell, Franklin and Apperson. As entries do not close until October 21 there is plenty of time for more, and it is confidently expected that there will be more than twenty-five starters. Two $5 hats have already been bet by Mr. Bullard that the Pope-Hai tford will be in the race. It is a certainty that Carrigan Bros, will enter both the Midland and Royal; Roger Steams will have the Ford and Velie, and among the singles will certainly be the Na tional, "Black Bess," Davis, Thomas Flyer, Great Western, Parry, Isotta, Duro, Paterson, Corbin, Mercer, Knox, Steams, Elmore, Marmon and several others yet to be heard from definitely. This race means much to the motor car interests of the southwest, and should be considered not only- as a race where $3500 in gold is hu»g up for the main event and several side races at the Phoenix fair grounds, but because the car that can make the trip, though not a winner, will bo in favor with the buying public, for it is a grind in which only the best cars can make a good showing. More entries will be re ceived this week. DESERTED WIVES SEE AID IN LAW ANENT CHAUFFEURS Wives whose chauffeur husbands have deserted them think the Callan bill—which became operative as a law In New York on Monday, August I—just the loveliest thing in the world, especially t'- at part which makes it obligatory on the chauffeur to file his photograph with the secretary of state when he makes application for a li cense. An average of five wives write to Samuel S. Kuenig, secretary of state of New "York, every day, asking that he locate their errant husbands for them and hold up the license until the wife has been heard from. Mr. Koenig is not quite sure Just how far he can go in the matter, but he has instructed his clerks to scru tinize al applications carefully, and if they agree with the descriptions sent in by the deserted wife, to notify him. The matter will be brought to the at tention of the attorney general, and he will be asked to lay out- a course of action for the puzzled secretary of state. SIXTY-ONE CARS OF AUTOS SHIPPED WEST Seventy-Five Machined Are For Los Angeles Agency The largest shipment of any com mercial commodity was encompassed within the past few days when the big manufacturing plants of the E-M-F and Flanders companies started a train for the coast consisting of sixty-one cars, and the contents valued at $291, --000. In this shipment were 291 automo biles consigned from the factory at Ve troit to Chicago and Pacitic coast points. Of this number 120 cars went to San Francisco and 75 to Los Angeles. The length ol the train drawn by two of the largest locomotives of the Wa bash railroad was nearly a mile, and the trainload of cars was just one day's output of the big plants of the K-M-F, Flanders and athliated companies. The Lord Motor Car company, local distributors of the E-M-F and Flan ders cars, is proud of the record, and thle firm is to be congratulated. Warren Vance, vice president of the Motor Car Import company, returned yesterday from a business trip to the factories he represents and says that he is being followed by shipments of both Isotta and Halladay cars of the 1911 model. DON'T BE A CHUMP The man who buys an automobile on the strength of hot air claims alone is a chump and deserves to get the worst of it. The wise buyer demands to be let off at "Showme" station. We do not claim to have the only good automobile on the 1 market. We simply say the Buick is the BEST car, and PROVE it. ■;■•■: Z0& Racing is the severest test to which a stock car can be put. Buick has won more races than any other stock car, and is keeping it up. The same qualities that win races will give you the greatest use, the most satisfaction and the most consistent all-around performance in the car you buy for everyday use. This is HOW we have sold over a solid mile of Buicks during the past ten months— cars a day for every, work ing. day. "Showme" Station Is at 1142-44 South Olive Street, Where the Buick Lives DROP AROUND AND GET A DEMONSTRATION Howard Automobile Co. v^t" F3680 Main 6777 • . ______^^________^ ■ If you go to shore or camp, don't forget your pipe. By rolling Waves, In mountain tr»mp. JOHN'S PlPES.'they give delight. . . A Pipe for every mouth and poolutbook. No cigar store. Largest stock of pipes In I. town. JOHN, 29 YEARS A PXPE MAKER. •.. ■ ■ . ir\II\TC niDD CUTfVD ISO WEST FIFTH STREET, JOHNS* JrlrX!/ JllUr Between Spring aud Main street*. PAGES 1 TO 12 DE PALMA EXCELS HIS OLD RECORD Fails to Defeat George Robertson But Wins 3 Out of 9 Events BREAKS FORMER TRACK MARK Drives Fiat Ten Miles, Making the Distance in 9 Minutes 31 51-100 Seconds (Associated Press) BRIGHTON BEACH, N. T. ( Aug. 18. —Although Ralph de Palma failed to defeat George Robertson In a match race, he won three of the lne events carded by the Motor Racing association and broke a track record, made by him self last year. In the third event of ton miles, Da Palma, driving a Flat, mado the dis tance In 9:31:51-100, breaking his own record of 9:50. In the last event, the one hour race, Stanley Martin led from the start to finish. In the twenty-third mile E. H. Parker, driving a Flat, ran through the Inner fence and knocked down a small tree, but after a few minutes resumed. Ideal weather attracted 6000 persons to witness the raer>s. The feature was a match between Ralph de Palma and George Robertson. Three pursuit races limited to four cars each were an ad ditional attraction. Summary: FALLS BEUIND RECORD % First event, ■ one mile, tlmo trial won by Ralph de Palma (Flat); time, lm. 54a, ' second behind the track record made by him self last year. Second event, pursuit race, three and ra» quarter miles—Won by Frank Kulick (B'orrtj; time, 3m. 9 4-ss. Third event, ten miles —Won by Ralp.li An Palma (Fiat), E. H. Parker (Flat) secon. King Smith (National) third; time, 9m. liiu. Fourth event, ton miles—Won by John Ju hasse (S. P. O.), E. H. Sherwood (Mojrer), sec ond, Frank Kulick (Ford) third; iMe, 10m. 40 GS-lOOs. Fifth event, pursuit race, ten BIIM-Wo i by Spencer E. Wlshart (S. P. O.), Jo« Taylor (Correja) second, Bill Endlcott (Cole 30) t time, 10m. 27 87-lOOs. Sixth event, special match race—Wo I George Robertson in two straight heat-s of three miles each; time, 2m. 43 49-lOOs. Lie Palma, 2m. 44 10-lOOs. Seventh event, ten-mile pursuit race— r^uls Dlsbrow (National) first, Leo Anderson (Mid land) second; time, 9:55:D0. Eighth event, five miles—Won by Rail i ■ Palma (Fiat), L. Disbrow (National) M Franit Kulick (Ford) third; time, 4m. ?6 60"-Kirn. Ninth event, one-hour race, open to any that has ever competed in a 24-hour race—Won by John Juhasse (S. P. O.), Wally Owen (Rainier) second, M. P. Batts (S. P. O.) third, the winner covered 69 miles. Thia Is a record. NEW MANAGER SELECTED FOR THE WHITE GARAGE The White Garage of Los Angeles ia a corporate name that has long been identified with motor car interests, md Stafford W. Blxby, the newly appi.int ed general manager, has grown up with his firm's business. At a moet ing of the directors the past week tho resignation of George R. Whitcomb us general manager was accepted and Bixby appointed. Under his manage ment a number of changes will bo made in the conduct of the business. Harry Lord, genial sales manager nf the Lord Motor Car company, leaves Monday for an extended trip to New York and to visit the factories of the E-M-F and Flanders. Selling an av erage of a car a day of each of these makes, it is necessary to put the fac tories in direct touch with the Los Angeles trade.