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POPULARITY OF AUTO INCREASES Cars Are in Greater Demand Than Ever; Factories Rushed to Fill the Orders PASS THE PLEASURE STAGE Farmers Use Motor Cars and Medical Men Replace Horses with Machines Are too many of the inhabitants of the United States buying automobiles? Has the popularity of the motor car reached a stago where it can be said to threaten the financial stability of the nation? Is it true that men have been mort gaging their homes and farms to pur chase motor cars, as one or two bank ers in Kansas have asserted? These are questions of particular in terest in motoring circles. Also are questions of vital importance to the manufacturing industry. President Walter li. Flanders of the E-M-F company in Detroit has been exceedingly fortunate in predicting market conditions since his connec tion with the industry in which his company is one of the most prominent ligures. He points to the fact that the E-M-F company is now building an addition to its main plant which will more than double its floor space as evi dence of his belief in the stability of the industry on the whole and the con tinuance of the remavkaole demand for its product. "There are and always will be a lot of gossips—some of them maie, too— who will be perniciously interested in the affairs of their neighbors," said Mr. Flanders. "An accomplished male gos sip will accumulate and spread a lot of misinformation, particularly regard ing persons of whom he is jealous. That is the common source of rumor regarding individual cases of alleged installment plan purchase of automo biles — a system as yet, I believe, con fined almost entirely to mai> order cars and mushroom firms whose fac tories are merely miniature assembly plants. It is safe to say that 90 per cent of the season's retail sales have been made on a cash basis. Adher ence io this rule has been one of the greatest advantages of the industry. "The time is long since past in which existed a common belief that the motor car was a pleasure vehicle, available only to the rich. As a matter of fact, the prosperous western farmer is now by all odds the largest buyer in the market. Nearly 80 per cent of the K-M-F company's 1910 output has gone into the hands of owners living dn farms nngin small villages where street car lines do not exist. The American farmer is notedly a hard-headed per son. If he buys a motor car he does it only after Investigating among neighbors and friends and figuring how many driving horses he can dispense with and how much added business he run do. The pleasure riding which his new possession makes possible is a purely additional premium he gets in tli«' package. "One of the largest—perhaps the next largest —class of automobile purchas ers is the medical profession, which has absorbed a remarkable amount of light cars of the runabout order in particular. Every doctor's automobile id ins to other employment from one to four horses and buggies. The au tomnbilo needs supplies only when in actual use on the road. The experience of the doctors is similar to that of the contractors and a large class of other men whose business requires rapid locomotion for comparatively short distances." Last week Is reported by the W. D. Newerf Rubber company as having been the largest in volume of business transacted for many months in Good year tires. The equalizing of prices is said to have caused the increase. 1911 CARS K-R-I-T ball-bearing motor. Low center of gravity. Weight Smooth and quiet as grease. close to the ground. Skidding mln -22% horse power, A. L. A. M. imized. , Self-adjusting multiple disc gjh-al *£■£«* n*m clutch. Floating type; no Jar when l?cio>Sd S U nit ' power (starting. plant. Dust proof and oil tight. Ball-bearing transmission and Surplus power, rear axle. Surplus braking surface. One lever control throughout. Surplus cooling surface. Aluminum crank and gear cases. Ball-bearing fun. Simplicity. Strength. Power. No pump, commutator, battery Long wheel base. Large wheels. nor coils. $900 F. O. B. Los Angeles IMMEDIATE DELIVERIES. Pacific Motor Car and Aviation Co. 1217-31 South Flower Street Home 80151. Main 8680. lOoenl Auto Repairing J^ v/ mm AJTO machine work, hicmonabi.ii rates. * || OOSHTDTBNT MEJJ IN OIIAKOB AT ALL HOURS. All SIXTH STREET GARAGE SIXTH STREET GARAGE \Ti CTU i 221-223 east sixth street 1 1 I 1/ 111 *8 Per Month for Dmj Stone*; SIO tor MgJ.t mad De*. I . " ' Phone Home FIBSI. WHITE BBOfl., Profrr*. , ■ Davis "IK." W>»lc«tr "40." Willing "JO." 'Moneta Five' Posing in Glide Car in Shadow of San Gabriel Mission jrjM^SjS^Bi^p^JKTSjsj^£^^3. ~ V J^-3»i? Mj^^^H^W^Wfc fc' *^^^M^^^^^^^^Hfl^Biß^Bßihhiih^^*^♦fc^*x^«*ffM^^^^^y .■ i~j* JBfnjKv^^^™^^^^^Ki^^s!^3^P^ GLIDE 1911 CARS SHOW MANY IMPROVEMENTS Machines Sell for a Thousand Dolars Less Than Four Years Ago It's easy to get through life and over the rough roads if you know how. Don't play with platitudes, but buy a "Glide" motor car and you will skip all the hard bumps. The writer knows. Within a short week one of the new 1911 Glide cars whisked away over the hills and back again by way of San Gabriel, with a goodly bunch from the Los Angeles theater—the Moneta Five —and, believe me, they have ridden In cars from Maine to California, but never with more ease than they ex perienced in this particular 1 car. While the' Glide is a particularly good car, it has the unique distinction of getting cheaper In price the better and older it gets. Four short years ago a four-cylinder Glide with 35-40 horsepower sold for a cool thousand dollars more than the 1911 models are offered for; and yet there is no comparison in the going of the models of the former date and those of today. Even the wheel base has changed. In 1907 only thirty-two inch wheels were used. Today forty inch wheels are the thing, and the wheel base has increased 20 per cent. Its multiple disc clutch has the ad vantage of most cars, for in crowded streets or where the going is bad, the transition is made so easily that a novice doesn't know It is done. Schaffer & Goode, the local distribu tors, have something better to sell than they know. Good fellows they are, too, and it isn't hard to coax them for a demonstration. Mme. Moneta and daughter and Messrs. Boswell and Wil bur are pretty good judges of motor car going, and they unreservedly say that they never had a more enjoyable ride than Mr. Reade of Santa Ana, the local agent for the Glide in Orange county, gave them on hi 3 brief trip to tho city Thursday. The new Glide is a perfect dream, and for the price is all that the most fastidious can ask. The car that fin ishes so near the winnine line in such a grueling trip as was the Glidden tour must be some car. CITY GARAGE IN TOLEDO There is considerable talk of a mu nicipal garage for Toledo. This would be for the use of automobillsts who oc cupy the downtown office buildings. So much trouble has been experienced dur ing the last year with accidents to cars standing in front of these buildings that the city council decided to remedy the difficulty, and conceived the plan to carry it out. Should he Idea go through, a large vacant lot will be se cured in the downtown district which will be housed over by a shell-frame structure, and will be free for use to all motorists, the expense being taken care of by the city. The Corbin made a perfect score in the six-day endurance run through ..linne.sota and the Dakotas, and kept in the lead from start to finish. NEWELL MATHEWS CO. 1114-10 I. Olive it. I'lmiin I .it. i LOS ANGELES HERALD: SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST U. 1010. ST. LOUIS MAN SOLVES PUNCTURE OF TIRES Places Pneumatic Tires Around Hub. Where Nails Can not Reach Them Nicholas Schenk, a St. Louis insur ance man, has apparently solved the problem of tire punctures and blow outs with his invention -of an auto mobile wheel In which the pneumatic tire Is in the middle of the wheel in stead of on the circumference, as in other wheels. Schenk has been working on his in vention for four years in the face of almost insuperable difficulties, not the least of which was the fact that tire manufacturers showed no anxiety to manufacture an inner tire for him. Tuesday last In the presence of a dozen local men who have been study ing the automobile tire proposition, Schenk tried out his new wheel, two of which had been fitted to a Ford six cylinder car. The car was started out with Schenk at Che wheel and run for thirty mill's at high speed, and when it came back the Inner tires were as hard as at the start. The construction of the wheel is pe culiar. The tire is an ordinary casing with an inner tube in every respect except size. It is 20x4 inches and fits around the hub. The spokes rest on this tire through intermediary rollers and the wheel is kept rigid by side plates which telescope into each other Just enough to give the inner tire lull resillancy. •If-a blowout should occur, no greater harm could come than a ride in on a solid wheel, for as soon as the plates telescope more than an inch and a half, the wheel locks and becomes solid. The outer tire is of solid rub ber. The construction of the wheel is such and the placing of the side plates so accurate, that there 1b no possi bility of the collapse of the wheel. The Importance of the wheel to the trade Is claimed to be the impossibil ity of puncturing the tire and the al most certainty that it will not blow out. Its easy running qualities were demonstrated on the test which showed that it was as easy as any other well inflated pneumatic tire. Schenk, who has formed a company to build further experimental wheels, has been told by the head of one of the big automobile selling companies in a letter, that if he has an inven tion such as is described, his patent would be easily worth $25,000,000, as every automobile manufacturer in the country would be glad to adopt it. The finished wheel has a peculiar but not unattractive look, as the cen ter is enclosed with solid plates to keep out dirt. Four other wheels are now being built, certain irregularities in the orig inal wheels having been eliminated. As soon as these are finished and tried out on an automobile the manufacture of the wheel will be undertaken. MOTOR GOSSIP Cartercars and Oldsmobiles are keeping up a steady pace of changing hands from the Woolwine Motor Car company to about every place on the map in Southern California. Last week's sales were a Cartercar road ster to Frank Hanna; five-passenger Cartercar to W. R. Manier; Cartercar light delivery to Hygienic Laundry; seven-passenger Oldsmobile to M. A. Varney; Oldsmobile roadster to J. M. Gardiner, all of Los Angeles, and a Cartercar delivery to iioman'a Laun dry. Bakersfleld. S. S. Wharton, vice president Wool wine Motor Car company, Is at the factory of the Rapid Motor Vehicle company and Cartercar company urg ilng prompt shipments of cars, as de liveries are far behind; and has wired that two carloads of Cartercars are en route here. The Inter-State car has been put into the racing game in Texas, and Its splendid showing at Galveston in de feating the Stoddard-Dayton and Sim plex cars, certainly shows its class. It is not improbable that an Inter- State will be entered in the Phounix race. Jim Jeffries ii going to forget his troubles by hitting the high spots of eevry mountain road in this part of the state in a big 1911 type "M" six cylinder seven-pas.sengcr Locomobile, which was purchased last week from Manager Cotton of the L. A. Motor Car company. The handsome • new iuiklols of the Knox are most in the limelight just now. Torpedo bodies and fore doors certainly show their class. Proprietor letter of the Van Nuys has purchased two Autocar busses and an Autocar baggage wagon for use at his new hotel Clarendon at Sea Hreezek, Florida. Other recent Au tocar sales are a commercial car to I- Jevne company and a roadster to J. S. Brash, Watts. W. E. McCampbell, a real estate dealer of Fillmore, Oil., drove up to the door of the W. D. Newerf Rubber company, and on his car had a set of Goodyear tires which have a record of over 22,000 miles. The tires were still in good condition. McCampbell states that he has been particularly free from punctures with his tins, and that the service he is getting out of them has been satisfactory, averag ing more than five times the average life of a tire. The Burkhard-Crippen Motor Car company have received during the pact week a carload of "40" Torpedoei, f yur-pasenger; a car of "40" Tor pedo roadsters and a car of the new "50" Kore-door touring cars, MVen pussenger. These are all 1811 cars and are In various colors, tasty and at tractive. E. J. Bennett, Bales manager for the Lexington cars, returned last week from a short vacation at Ralboa, where he hoped to escape all connec tion with automobiles. He was hor- rillod to find motor cars dashing Into and out of the town at all times am! to have a man come to the hotel ami inslot upon flßurUiK out an order tot a "40" Lexington, on the porch. Mr. IScnnett says there la no rest for the weary. ST LOUIS TO GET GOOD ROADS RACE Many Organizations Will Be Rep resented at Three Days' Sessions of Assn. AUTO CLUB WILL ENTERTAIN One Section Will Deal with the Technicalities of High way Construction With St. Louis, Mo., as the place and October <?, 7 and 8 aw the dates, extensive plans are going forward for the third annual good roads convention co-operated in by the American Auto mobile association, National grange. Farmers' union, American Road Build ers' association, United SUaes office of public roads and the National As sobiation of Automobile Manufacturers. At the meeting of the general com mittee held at 437 Fifth avenue, New York city, Thursday, August 4, the re ports presented from sub-committees made apparent the fact that this gathering of representatives of na tional organizations will be the most important good roads assemblage ever held in this country. The convention will be diviJed Into two parts, one devoted to the roads proposition in its general aspects and the other occupied with technical papers prepared by the most noted ex perts. Chairman George C. Diehl has secured promises of attendance and ad dresses by men who have devoted years to road building and who have studied the changing conditions of traffic in all its new phases. Invitations to attend the convention will be sent to President L. R. Speare of the A. A. A., on behalf of the com mittee in charge of the convention, to the governors of states, mayors of cities, state highway commissioners, park commissioners of cities, county commissioners and town highway com missioners throughout the entire coun try, as well as to officers of farmers' organizations, automobile clubs, auto mobile and,vehicle manufacturers and other interests involved in road making and road machinery. The first week in October in St. Louis is one of the most delightful times of the year, and through the Automobile Club of St. Louis and other organiza tions the well-known southern hos pitality of that city will be once again demonstrated. With the very thorough consideration of the good roads sub ject will be interspersed a varied en tertainment, which will include a ban quet, a steamship ride and automobile trips to near-by resorts. 70,000 MILES BY AUTO B. Siegel k Co., a leading Detroit firm handling women's goods, has or dered three more Cartercars. They will be four-cylinder, the same chassis as the model L touring car, and will be fitted with a particular style of de livery body. Mr. Siegel has.purchased four Cartercars in the past and the first one is claimed to have gone 70,000 miles in its work and to be still doing well. i»O at once; be ■ IN your way; be Qn time. This DAY and every day YOU can buy Goodyear Tires EVERY bit as cheap as com peting makes. AND, bear in mind the REAL Goodyear superiority also. THIS means mon ey in pocket. IT means from 20 to 25#> saved. REMEMBER, Goodyear Tires ARE best EVERY way and every day. for yourself. W. D. Newerf Rubber Co. 949-51 South Main St. San Francisco Store 545-51 Golden Gate Avenue FLANDERS "20" % (sver 100 Flanders "20a" are already in Southern California, and every one is giving the best of service. Consider, again, that the manufacturers are making no changes for the 1911 season, and you have solid proof that the Flanders "20" is RIGHT. The 1911 Flanders "20" is offered in various body designs (shown below), some one of which is sure to comply with your requirements. It is the ONLY small car in which it is possible to do any touring with any decree of comfort. Three owners from Southern California have already toured to Lake Tahoe and back, and report a most delightful trip. The Flanders "20" has double scroll head type, full elliptic springs in back and half elliptic springs in front, and can take a rough road with some degree of comfort. The 1911 Flanders "20" fwenty horsepower, sliding gear transmission, four-cylinder motor. Prices, F. O. B. Factory, STANDARD FLANDERS "20" RUNABOUT—Price $750. Magneto, five lamps, horn and generator included. This model seats two passengers and has open rear deck for ampl< luggage. Immediate delivery. FLANDERS "20" SUBURBAN—Price $790. Magneto, five lamps, horn and generator In cluded. This is the popular four-passenger car. Immediate delivery. FLANDERS "20" RACY ROADSTER—Price $790. Magneto, five lamps, horn and gen erator included. Immediate delivery. NEW FLANDERS "20" COUPE—Price $975. Magneto, five lamps, horn and generator included. Deliveries will begin on this model November, 1910. We are delivering: 1911 model NOW at the rate of two a day. A telephone call will bring our dem onstrator to your door and it won't take us long . to demonstrate the wonderful merits of this most serviceable car, and prove to you that it is a car you cannot afford to be without. Lord Motor Car Co. 1032-38 South Olive St. Home 10845 Sunset Main 5470 I 'Tircstottc All sizeB and typeg . '■I, in I, ._. j-| •«—■ Ml rtKESTONB TIJfIK * ■Tl ■ T U T^ W^ Kumn it CO. ; ' A JL All »■* *—" t»7 Sooth Main »tr—t, - '■ . PART II MExcluira feature* of toe mK. M. M. "4"—BeMTTO c**o- [V| ' line tank | «lf , raliluc ■*•*■"• ■tand; flnner engine, two oiling *r(tamat either V or flat belts i quick detachable rear guard; adjimtuble pulleysi roller bearinr engine \ free engine clutch) »— Una ' strainer. Ooaat dlatrlbutor, < LJCM OOI.N ■ HOIXAXD, l»»4 8. Main «treat.