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gj&jfe AUTOMOBILE BjHtißjfc ■ ■".-■ "..-..■ ■'..■""■■*: r '..•'"' ' i - • AUTOMOBILE ROADS IN GRIFFITH PARK Continuous 35-Mile Run Through Elysian and Griffith Parks Planned PARK COMMISSION'S WORK Mountain and Woodland Scenes to Delight Citizens and Tourists Alike All the fascination of an automobile drive through mountains and wild country, yet always within touch of the highest civilisation, in one of the many pleasures motorists can en.loy right at the portals of Los Angeles; for embraced In the two large parks— Elyslan and Griffith—it is possible oven now to travel more than twenty miles with all the exhilaration and abandon of being in an Isolated coun try in so fnr as inhabitants are con cerned, but with all the natural beauty enhanced by the architectural land scaping of man. Piloted hy Superintend^ of Parks Frank Scherer, a party of citizens. Including L. F. Block, superintendent nf the pood roads movement for the Southern California Automobile asso ciation, and a Herald representative, made a tour of lit»pectlon of these two great parks to determine where road signs should be put up In order to moke safe and sure driving over the many miles of completed roads by the thousands of tourlst.s who will be here this winter and will desire to take in ,:ill the beauty spots this great com mon wealth has to offer. Driving out Buona Vista street to the Klysian park entrance at Fremont cate there Is a continuous up grade for more than five miles over as good park roads as is posslhle to find any where. Winding in and out among the stately palms and the young forests planted by the city on the hundreds of acres in this park, you reach the summit at an elevation of over K0(1 feet above 1 Rea level. The descent is hy a different route and the total d's tance covered Is eight miles. This brings you out on Sunset boule vard, west of Echo park. A detour of several miles via Kast Hollywood am! nut the Los Felis road toward Tropico Is at present the best route to reach the entrance of that magnificent natural park of .101!) acres, called from Its do r.or Griffith park. But It Is a part of the plan of the park commission direit ly to connect the two parks by a new road leading directly west from Elyslan park, that portion to the extreme edge of the park having been built in the past several months, hut the further part of the road just now Is in an al most impassable condition, and is not within the city control. The connect ive road that it is intended to build is either partly through some city lands CUTTING CARS An Auto Story CHAPTER I. MODEL A-30 ROADSTER, $1100 For two passengers. 115-inch wheel base. Wheels 32 inches. Tires" 32x3% inches. Motor, bore 3% inches; stroke 5 inches. Thirty horse power. We 1 put 36-inch wheels on this model. CHAPTER UJt MODEL B-40 TOURING CAR,' $1350 Five passengers. 115-inch wheel base. Wheels 34 inches. Tires 34x3V4 inches. Motor, bore 4% inches; stroke 4% inches. Thirty-five horse power. CHAPTER 111. t MODEL C-50 TOURING CAR, $1650 Five passengers. 116-inch wheel base. Wheels 36 inches. Tires 3fix3«A incheß. Demountable rims. Motor, bore V/t inches; .stroke 5 inches. Forty horse power, FINIS Show Room: Austin'McFaddcii, 1217-31 S. Flower St. Factory Representative. Piacific Motor Car and Aviation Co. Immediate Delivery AUTOMOBILES One of the Many Beauty Spots and Rustic Bridge on New Nine-Mile Scenic Drive Through Griffith Park ES ■■■■<■ '^ -^ ■•■ -SS^ "V J '4- v- • XL^V. -j^"^Kaa^MM^Ba£,.^|h,MM , . i ■PC-. -;-'-V^.■■;v*;* H*t X.---^^Efx .- ■ ;v?wiwHaPiß K^^.,taMH ■ i.M I £v^^^9i^^fl| I^^K^tfßK'Qfc^fiS^H^l BgWgtfZ^^P^^^PG^tY^^^? l'B^^^BP*3fTiAM»ji^^^r^tfEhria ''W 'i jj^\t^m, j %-' uJ^K|^Y* JH^BtP^^^^j ■■ "' '^4 lying in the bottoms; but what is pre ferred—and a strong effort will be mad ft to get—ls a right of way over private lands through Grant pass and Wildcat canyon. It is the intention of the park ( ommisßlon to make a 35-mile circular ride through these two big parks a possibility within the next year. But It Is in Griffith park where road building has been going on rapidly since the last of June. There are now completed nine miles of good road, except in some short stretches where It has been found necessary to widen them and to hank up on the turns. Already a number of motorists are enjoying the pleasures-of Griffith park on Sunday, but Superin tendent Scherer states that it will not be until about November 15 that all this work will be completed, and the commissioners are to he asked to name a special opening day about that time. It is almost Impossible to believe the transformation from a jungle to a well kept park that has been going on here recently. All the Griffith park work is l-elng done under the supervision of F. A. Frown, general constructing fore man of city parks. Not only has he bcin keeping a number of teams at work on the roads, but a force of men has been busy in clearing away much of the undergrowth at the prettiest points and installing playgrounds and picnic benches and seats. Four rustic bridges have been put in over the. Los Angeles river, which passes through part of the park, and from which the city gets its present main water supply. Park Patrolman Arthur Johnson is par ticularly active in making the park safe for visitors and preventing rowdy ism. All in all. It Is a magnificent scheme for a city par!:, embracing as It does thousands of acres, and travel signs will shortly he rut up throughout the completed portion of the park, un der the auspices of the Southern Cali fornia Automobile association. Los Angeles Sunday Herald ■:. ■ ■ . ■!sss&■ ■ •^ « a Steji VitH iuiuJl !XM PARK SUPERINTENDENT BCHERER AND PARTY INSPECTING ROAI> BIII^DINO IN GRIFFITH PARK, WHERE SIX TEAMS AND TWENTY MEN ARE AT WORK. NEW HALLADAY AGENCY FOR IMPERIAL VALLEY Will Demonstrate Construction to Armour Institute Students The newly organized Halladay Motor Car company is one of the busiest fjrnis on automobile row. Halladay cars were recently delivered to Mrs. Lawrence Holmes and Mrs. Clara M. Gilbert, Los Angeles, and two cars, a roadster and a touring car, to Frank M. Salisbury of Imperial to be used in his real estate business. So pleased was Mr. Salisbury with his cars after trial that he has taken the Halladay agency for Imperial and placed an order for six cars for early delivery. The new model Halladays ar"e con structed on classy lines, and two m( the prettiest seven-passenger, fore-door cars in the city are now on their floor, and two carloads will arrive during this week, including both thirty and forty-horse power touring cars. Manager Whltcomb states that the Armour institute of Chicago has just purchased from the Chicago branch a Halladay Forty chassis which it will use this winter in showing the con struction of automobiles and the dif ferent merits to its students. The Hal laday Forty chassis was selected after a careful inspection of all of the chasses on •"tomobile row in Chicago and is simply another evidence of the careful attention paid to designing Halladay cars. CUTTING CAR RACE DRIVER COMING HERE Plans to Take Part in Aviation and Motor Car Meets Immediately after the close of the current racing season in Southern Cali fornia George Clarke, the Cutting Car company's driver, who will be entered in all of the races in this territory, will turn his attention into aviating channels. The Cutting Car company has al ready established experimenting quar ters for aviating in its factory at Jack son, Mich. The Cutting racing cars will winter at the local company's gar age and while here Clarke will conduct his aern experiments. Driving a Cutting forty Clarke has met with exceptional success this sea son on( the mile circular tracks of the. east and middle west. He will make his first appearance locally on the Los Angel';; motodrome on November 26 and 27. Clarke's most notable performance of recent date was at the lowa state fnir this month, when he negotiated five miles in 4:22:4. JERSEY'S PROFITS FROM AUTOS New Jersey profited to the amount of $238,880 for the twelve month* preceding October 1 from the receipts of the state department of motor vehicles. The amount paid In came to 1323.880.35. but It cost to maintain the department something like 140.000. From December, 1909. to October, 1910, 27,374 registrations have been issued as fol lows:. First class, 3383; second class, 11,870; third class. 12.141. There have been ;|I7B licenses to motorcyclists; 13.913 tourists' licenses; ,ri63 dealers' and manufacturers' licenses, and -517 transfers. The number of drivers' licenses Issued was 34,078, of which 17.71.1 were first class ana 16,363 second _ class. . SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 30, 1910 EDITED BY W. G. L. TUCKER STANDARDIZED FRAMES AUTOMOBILE KEY NOTE Best Engineers of the Country Pass on Best Plans in Convention A division of tho standards commit tee of the Society of Automobile En gineers met in Cleveland last week. It was a session of the subcommittee on frame sections, and the following were present: W. H. Van Dervoort, Moline Automobile company. East Mo line, 111.; James H. Foster, Hydraulic Pressed Steel company, Cleveland, O.; L,. R. Smith, A. O. Smith company, Mil waukee, Wis.; W. F. Kennedy, Stude baker Automobile company. New York, and Coker F. Clarkson, general man ager Society of Automobile Engineers. 1451 Broadway, New York. J. G. Per rin, Lozier Motor company, Detroit, Mich., was unable to attend. The current practice in frames for motor cars has little uniformity in sizes and proportions of the sections. A smaller number of sections would be sufficient and give the following advantages: (1) Reduce the tool cost, (2) increase the output of all presses by reducing change of tools, (3) reduce the number of different sizes of stock required, (4) reduce the number of variatons in the rizes of all parts fastened to automobile frames. It was the sense of the meeting that the frame as an element of automobile design should receive more attention in the initial stages of laying out a car model, with relation to the disposition of other elements of the machine, such as power equipment, transmission me chanism, springs, -ixles, body, etc. As an extreme case of putting the cart before the horse, designers have been known to order their motors, transmis sions, hodies and other parts before giving tho frames, to which they are attached, a thought. Of course, this is very much of an exception. The committee in a report to be made at an early date will recommend quality of steel to bo used in frames, specifying tho chemical composition, physical properties and heat-treatment desired. Ths is one of the two broad divisions of the subject of standard frame sections. The other broad division is the de sign of. frames generally, and here standardization can be very effective, without in any way throttling progress or the development of meritorious new styles of frames. In other words, the frame section standardization will have the absolutely essential characteristic of adequate elasticity. The matter of design will be sub divided somewhat as follows: 1. Main section, side bars, including the topics (a) thicknesses of metal, (h) thickness relative, to depth of section, (c) width of flange. 2. Standard front ends. Hero ap p»;irs to be a point in which great good can be accomplished. H is said that there «if a tlintKir.il current deihjrna of frame front ends. Tbeae the com mittee will reduce tremendously to pos sibly a score of front <>n<l curves. Naturally this involves a good deal of work hy the subcommittee 3. Standard taper for rear end. 4. Uniform radii of curves and depth of drop for drop frames and double drop frames. 5. Main width of frame (at rear end). 6. Offset of side rail to produce front ALL EYES ARE NOW ON ATLANTA'S SPEEDWAY Great Two-Mile Course Has the Line on All Fast Tracks in the, Country ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 29.—The largest gathering- of automobiles that aver took part, in a racing event of any char acter in America ft promised for the Atlanta speedway i I of November 3, 4 Miid 5. Even with a force of men employed in adding to the old garages and making arrangements for now ones it la going to tux the Speedway's re sources to accommodate the sixty or more cars that will take part. The Speedway meet will open Novem ber 3 with a strong card, the feature of which will be the Coca-Cola cup, the last big track event of the year for machines of the 30x-450 class. This is at lnO miles, and Uie card will Ik- en livened by a world if short racon. The second day "ill have its quota of dashes, and the main event will be th« contest for the valuable City of Atlanta trophy, in which will be gathered the pick of the 451-600 curs of America. The closing day, Saturday, November 6, will have an especially strong card. The three regular events will be the pursuit race, the amaeteur event at twenty miles and the Atlanta Speedway Grand prize, the big 250 mile race in which the cream of the American free for-all cars will struggle for first hon ors in what is undoubtedly the supreme test of the year. These Atlanta races, like all on speed ways, will have the tremendous advan tage over road races in that every move of every car nt virtually all times can be observed from tho stand. Only a few hundred yards of the two-mile Atlanta track caiviot bo seen from the grand stand. For this reason every step of every rac" call be watched every minute by tvpry spectator, and there will be none of the waits for cars and none of tho guessing about what has become of the machines that is notable in road events. AUTO WORKMEN TO SHARE IN COMPANY'S PROFITS Profit sharing plans are sufficient of a novelty in the automobile industry to at tract attention and commendation, espe cially when the company concerned is one of the largest In the country. It is a fact that heretofore the Industry has been sin gularly free from serious labor troubles and disputes. One of the reasons for this Is the unusual standard of intelligence and, skill which prevails; and the prevailing nigh rate of wages. Workmen In automobile factories are. as a rule, picked men; they are well paid and well treated and the usual causes for disputes do not exist — except in rare cases. Several years ago, before the 1907 panic, there was a general complaint that whereas the demand for skilled workmen was In excess of the sup ply and employers of this class of labor experienced great difficulty In obtaining sufficient for their needs, the automobile factories were not hampered in the same way. In fact, there was a complaint that the automobile factories were steadily draining other establishments of valuable men. Tho latter were tempted by tho lure of higher wages and yielded. The contented, welt i)aid workman is the one who turns out the best, as well as the most work. If. In addition to his con tentment ho is srlven a fresh incentive —is alloted a share In the profits of the bus iness—lt Is obvious that he will strive yet more earnestly to Increase hoth the quality and quantity of his output. Furthermore, he becomes doubly eager to improve the article to which he is devoting his energy. The vista of Imarovement !■ a wide one and extends clear to the marketing of the complete machine —for obviously the better a car is and the greater value for the price, the better it will sell.—Automobile Topics. end width. Proportion of length of offset to amount of offset. Cross members: 7. These are straight and curved. As to the Conner, matters to be considered are .standard radium and length for in tegral sussets, which should preferably, as a matter of cost of production, be on the cross bars Instead of on the side, rails, as to the latter (curved cross bars), standard radii and amount Of drop of front member. And in general harmony of design with relation to strength and welgnt of side bars. Subframes: 8. Dividing into (a) amount of drop, (b) width between engine bars and (c) taper of engine bais. General matters: Diagrams will be produced showing ,waya of economizing on material to arrive at minimum waste without in terfering with merii of design; amount. and place of material trmt should re main after holes are drilled for as sembling cars; preferred path for holes; advisable lips and lugs on cross mem bers and outside fittings; spacing of rivets. CROSS CONTINENT TRIP ATTRACTS WIDE ATTENTION Western Motor Enthusiasts Are Watching Westgard The transcontinental good roads trip which A. J. Westgard is now making on behalf of the Touring Club of America for the purpose of laying out. I the b<-st touring route from the At i lantlc tn the Pacific coast via the southwest, leading Into Southern Cali fornia, has not only aroused the great ,lest interest iti nil the towns through i which Mr, Westgard has already pass 'il, but Is attracting widespread ' attention throughout the west. Since the start of thr long 4000-mile , trip three weeks ago the Touring <'lub of America, New York, has received many inquiries from motoring and , other organizations in the fai west asking- if Mr. Westgard is coming , their way, as they are preparing to escort him on many miles of the jour ney. H. K. Frederlckson, a prominent automobllist of Omaha, Neb., say.s that he is planning to meet the transcon tinental car in [owe and pilot Mr. Westgard over the best roads in Ne braska. c. ff. Scott of Hutcblnson, Kas., writes a very enthusiastic letter to the Touring club stating that he in secre tary of the new Santa Fe Trail, a g0,,<l roads organisation having for its object the construction and main tenance of a good dirt road from Kan sas City, Mo., to Colorado points, or 700 miles from the former city to Canyon City, Colo., half of which is in the valley of the Arkansas river. Mr. Scott is arranging a relay piloting party to meet Mr. Westgard at different lo calities and travel with him from Kansas City to Trinidad. "We will have a car meet him," he says. "In all of the towns and serve as his pilot to the next. We have an organization to do this, and wo will make it our business to get him over the road rapidly or as slow as he may desire. We will show him a route that follows closely to the old Santa Fe trail and parallels the Santa Fe railroad lines." G. A. Wahlgreen, the well known motorist of Denver Colo., has sent a request that Mr. Westgard make a de tour to Denver, saying that the motor ists of thnt city i.re keenly alive to the importance of the trip and its in fluence upon the good roads develop- I ment in the far west In the interest of long-distance touring. Mr. Westgard found the roads and general conditions splendid in New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio and was heartily received by the motorists of Newburgh. Kingston, Binghamton, Watklns Olen. Rochester, Batavia, Buf falo, T3rie, Cleveland, Columbus and Akron. CLASSIFICATION RACE IS PUZZLE TO INDIAN "Running a road race by classification may be all right, but It is hard to figure why a man finishing third does figure in the prize money, when the fourth to finish gets away with fiOOO." Thus soliloquizes Tobin DeHy mel, the Aztec Indian, who finished third In the recent Falrmount park 200-milo road race In Philadelphia. The event was run by piston displacement classes, and while DeHymel did not win his event, he finished third In the entire fleM. The fourth car to finish did not make us fast time as did the Indian, but in winning its class won (Win. The Aztec since the race has been trying to settle In his own mind why the fourth car to finish heat the thinl. licHymiM Is not the only one who In trying to solve this condition. "A Car That Gives the Greatest Amount of Value for £ very Dollar of Purchase Price** PRATT-ELKHART "40" Will Be HERE THIS WEEK HI Til T By a Factof that IQ, vrc DUILI Has Made Vehicles «3O Jlo. 11l • : - . -$sm§jt Model "I" Touring Car ......... $1750 Model "F" Vestibule or Fore Door Car $1800 Model "R" Roadster $1750 Model "L" Limousine Complete $3000 PRATT-ELKHART cars are absolutely the best machines on the market at their prices. It is easy to prove this assertion by comparison with any other car—point for point. _ Make Your Arrangements for a Demonstration ■ CARRIGAN BROS. Distributors for California. 1008 SOUTH OLIVE STREET -w.*—v •■"■■ m.T«£^« Tl¥T'»tr' *»L2Y'W/~'fclT> lso w- Jf'l'*". between JOHN'S pipk shop Main nn.l Spring. ro mTcnttoo much money timing Tarallon? Now start to economize. Cigars are «■ pensive and not always good. Start right, with a pipe, »nd tho right pipe, fjo right to JOHN and you are all right. Not ■ cigar store, that keeps pipes as a nld« line but a pipe store with a full line of pipes. No cigars and tobacco. The only nil,,- store In the 11. S. that keeps no imitation goo.l. In cases. JOHN in a practr ral plpemaker. Repairing, coloring. JOHN SAVES YOU MONEY. Twelve Pages DECORATION SCHEME FEATURE OF N.Y. SHOW The U. S. Classic in Motor Car Shows to Be Without a Duplicate For many years Madison Square garden has been the scene of great, exhibitions, entertainments and events in which society has played an im portant part, but in the procession of its many and varied affairs nono haa yet succeeded in effecting more com plete transformation of the interior of the building than the automobile slmws. Without doubt, the most bril liant spectacle ever presented within the walls of the old show building will greet the visitor on the occasion of the eleventh national automobile show, to be held January 7 to 21, under the auspices of the Association of Licensed Automobile Manufacturers. Just what the decorative scheme will bo for the forthcoming show, which is to be divided into two parts, has not as yet been made known, but judging from the plans formulated by the show com mittee and decorator general, W. W. Knowles, it is certain that the. 1911 affair will he the most splendid and classical of any ever held in this coun try. Always it has been the aim of th» show managers to provide a scheme of decoration suitable to the exhibits, and at the same time furnish patrons •with a spectacle as artistic as Is prac tical for so short a period. From a recent discussion with the decorator general it was learned that already carpenters, woodworkers, painters and other tradesmen are at work on sev eral decorative pieces that will adorn the balconies, exhibition hall, concert hall, rathskeller and basement of the garden. One of the ornate effects now receiving finishing touches is a bit? pergola-fountain, in the form of an exedra, which will confront the visitor at the entrance to the amphitheater. The fountain is In the form of a low abutment of gray stone in the front of which is carved a long setee for the visitors. It has a troughllke basin and at each end water will spray from the mouths of griffins and gargoyles. The splashing water will be electrically radiant, martp so by iridescent and. cunningly hidden bulbs. Artificial water plants from which will radiate vari-colored lights will be in the pool, and natural water lilies and gold fish will be mingled with them. The foun tain is overhung with wistaria, which clings to a netting of lattice work and gracefully entwines itself about the eight marble-Tr^'*-> Doric columns which support the pergola. Four bay trees adorn the front of the fountain. TIRE WITH ORIGINAL AIR AFTER MAKING 18,000 MILES Still containing the air with which It was Inflated when applied to the car, a Diamond tire usad on one of tho front - wheels of a demonstrating car by the White Garage com pany of St. Louis was recently removed from the wheel, after having covered nearly 18,000 miles. During the period of service In which the tire rolled up Its remarkable mileage rec ord there never had been any occasion to re move it from the wheel or to use the tire pump. The other Diamonds originally equip ping the car all covered more- than 12,000 miles. '