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SPEEDY CARS ARE
SOUGHT BY BUYERS
Baseball Manager Says Average
Owner Wants Machine with
Most 'Ginger Fiz'
FEW PEOPLE WILL ' TESS UP'
Content with 25 Miles an Hour
but Want a Fast Car
When Challenged
Does the average buyer want a fast
automobile 7 That Is a question often
asked. The average buyer says he
doesn't. Hut the average buyer is il
logical, for when all is said and donl'
lie buys the car which Bhows the most
of what Hughey Jenninga calls "ginger
Hz."
"That's a strange thins about buy
ers," says the famous baseball manag
er. "I know that was my own attitude
when I first decided to buy .1 car. I
protested that I didn't want any speed
—just a good, reliable car that would
take me there and back at a moderate
rate. Still, after taking demonstration*
in various machines, 1 found myself
looking most favorably on the one that
climbed hills easiest and could show
her heels to others on the road on call
of the driver. When the salesman
proved to me that the ability to do
these things also proved the car's
ability to take, me there and back at
any pace desired -well, I bought the
fast one, an E-M-F 30.
"Still I considered myself an excep
tion, and argued to myself that after
nil I had more sporting blood in my
veins than the average man. But I
lind I am the rule-we all protest wo
don't want speed, but we buy the car
that has the most, snap and ginger.
"On my recent trip from Detroit to
TCew York I had this peculiar phase of
liuman nature illustrated many times.
"I set out to make an average of
ennui twenty-five* miles an hour over
Hip 800 miles. I found that at this pace
I overhauled a good many cars, I
■would invariably toot for a piece of the
road to pass, and though there was no
note, of challenge In my horn, almost
invariably the man ahead would look
slid give me a run for it. Since my
car has fifty-five to fifty-seven up her
sleeve. I usually passed— unless it was
another E-M-F 30, and then it was a
case of nip and tuck.
"The fastest run T had was between
Buffalo and Batavia over a beautiful
piece of road. I noticed that the axle
ahead betokened a cur of the same
make as my own. but as it contained a
boy and an old lady-evidently the
young driver's) grandma—T did not
doubt that I would be given the road
■without an effort.
"I tooted twice and the car ahead
pulled out to the right to let me go by.
I was just abreast, and nodding my
thanks for the courtesy when the old
lady tapped the boy driver on the arm
and said something to him. He smiled
and cut loose. My first Impulse was to
■yield and take their dust, but some
thing in grandma's eye told me. she was
aching for a race, so 1 opened up too.
For two miles we ran neck and neck
without an inch of difference between
the front tips of our fenders. The two
cars were twins in every respect—
didn't have an' ounce difference in
power. I shifted my .spark lever a
notch or two up. then down, but the
old lady was tapping the boy on the
arm and laughing, and whatever 1 did
he seemed to make a similar maneu
ver, for he held his place and neither
could gain an Inch.
"How long we. would have raced that
way I don't know, but we met a
threshing machine In the road, and It
was a case of one or the other to yield
or demolish that traction engine. I
pride myself on my nerve, and deter
mined to bluff my opponent out, but
reckoned without the old lady. she
never blinked an eye, but still tapping
the boy on tli ■ arm, told him to go it.
Within a hundred feet of the threshing
outfit T decided it would be well to
observe the rule -ladies first.' and
lammed on my brakes as hard as I
could. And not an instant too soon,
either for the wheels slid even on the
dry asphalt, and it. was only by the
closest maneuvering that I missed the
engine and got past.
"The. last I saw of the old lady she
was looking back, beckoning me to
, O me on and laughing fit to kill. Yet
I-11 bet that when grandma and grand
pa went to buy a car they both argued
they 'didn't want a racer, but just a
quiet-tempered one that would take
them there and back." 1 don't know
whether they were going there or back
—but I'll bet they arrived before the
folks were expecting them "
SOUTH AFRICA HAS
MOTOR CAR FEVER
■WASHINGTON, D C, Nov. s.—Ac
cording to reports received in this; city,
tlio number of motor vehicles now in
use in Johannesburg, South Afrka, is
about 1100, included in which ar.j about ,
65 taxicabs of very recent Importation.
The numerous mining companies and
tin- larger itrms engaged in selling
mining machinery and supplies, as
well as other concerns having trans
actions In the vicinity are general users
<if motor ears, finding them practically
Indispensable for the members of their
ftrms and employes as a mean* of vis
iting mini - and other industries.
While the greater part of ttw ma
chines in use arc directly attributab o
to tlic huso mining operations carr.ed
<m. the übq of motor cars i- by no
means confined to business firms-. Pro
fessional people and merchants Of
every description are beginning to sjo
the actual necessity of covering nun h
ground in a. short space of time, and
the trade, during the past two years
lias seen a constant development, and
there is every Indication of m in
creased demand Cor cart) of moderate
price.
'There is probably do field of like ■; -
mensions which ■.'if< rs better upport i
nlty for foreign trade to American :iu
toinobile manufacturers than Johannes
burg, which is the recognized center,
and from which city tho bulk of in
ders come from. At tin- present tlmu
the percent of business \s decidedly
in favor of tho foreign countries, but
by an intelligent compliance with the
market and proper Connections there
in no reason why American manufac-
Hirers could not scour* more of the
[South African trade. The en-, that
are in the, greatest don/tand ar« those
ranging in price from J1230 to $2SCO,
made i>y foreign linns. The \mcrican
made, ' ■■• i' i which have found consld
erabl favor in Johannesburg, and in |
whicli a good trade has b?cn done,
nisi from $1375 to CJBoi>.
While there are many lilgi priced
earn owned in Johannesburg mid there;
is a fair market for machines of this
class, yet <li i( '■■;<■ iii machine la or
flored '■;/p]|y by or for (he jiiiilies
• lefilrinß thcin, and aro not as a rule
kei>t in itock.
$70,000 Worth of Auto Delivery Trucks Drawn Up
in Front of the West's Largest Maintenance Station
f, ■" ■■■■■■■
PIONEER COMMERCIAL AUTO
COMPANY'S BIG GARAGE
Most Complete Maintenance Sta-
tion on the Coast
The above picture la particularly in
teresting as showing the certain trend
, toward auto delivery of the merchants
, throughout the city.
With the exception of one demon
strator of eai h type, these Reliance
'and Randolph trucks have all been
sold to Los Angeles merchants within
the past sixty days, and the several
carloads of new trucks now en route
to l.os Angeles are all sold.
As a principal reason for the great
di mind for these big trucks O. R.
Fuller, the manager of the Pioneer
Commercial Auto company, gives the
maintenance station.
"Merchants appreciate this servlte,"
said Mr. Fuller. "They like, for in
stance, in get their gasoline at. IS
cents, .iust ls£ cents more than it
actually cost us In quantities. They
| like to sret their oil at a similarly small
advance in price over the bulk rate.
"They realize that they can have re
pairs and adjustments made hen; a.t
cost, and best of all we Rive them all
night work, which means that their
trucks are always in service daytimes.
"It is rather a responsibility to fur
nish this maintenance service, prac
tically at cost, but we feel that, those
who buy Reliance and Randolph trucks
from us are entitled to all the care we
can give them. There are fifty-seven
trucks here now, and wo expect to bo
forced to establish a second station nt
the other end of town to care for our
growing number of customers in that
locality."
BERLIN FAVORS ELECTRIC
OVER GASOLINE TAXICABS
Berlin's taxi cabs, electric and gaso
line, number some 1500, no small pro
portion belonging to the former class,
which are favored by the traffic police
on account, of their comparative noise
lessnese and freedom from objection
able odors, and their cleanliness. At
present the favoritism takes the form
of a veto on additional licenses for the
gasoline category, cab proprietors be
ing allowed to replace used-up stock
only; and, besides, the cub fares, which
are fixed by the authorities, range
somewhat higher for "electrics." Still,
in spite of these privileges as to num
ber and fares, firms working accumu
lator cabs are unable to obtain a profit,
it is held, but, on the contrary, work
at a big loss, even where the system
of management leaves little or nothing
to be desired. For instance, the Ber
liner Elektromobil-Drosehken Aktien-
Gesselschaft, who own a large fleet of
vehicles, finished up 1809 with a loss
exceeding $73,000 In fact, notwith
standing careful management, the
shareholders have never yet received a
cent of dividend. What tha owners of
gasoline cabs earn it is difficult to say,
as tho working results are not spread
out for public inspection, but that most
of them make their business pay can
not be doubted. Unable to swamp the.:
electrics by their weight of numbers
for the reason stated above, they carry
on fl keen competition by means of at
tractiveness.
BerlinV israsoiinp cabs, in their varie
gated coloring, flit about like so many
butterflies. With thoir glittering metal
work and bright gslored bodies, In
tern-1 litmonta and pleasing lines, they
are very far from suggesting, as the
others suggest, the hind cab. But for
their faro registers they might be taken
for private vehicles. Some proprli
in the competition for elegance, have
gone to the point of covering the
uoachwork with gold paint. Sevei tl
"golden motor cabs" are now on the
streets and produce a gorgeous pf- I
feet in the. sunshine. The bulb of the
engines built into the Berlin cabs have
1 cylinders, which give an average
oi twelve horsepower, although the
ncy in toward tlie four cylinder
.iili v higher power. Occasional
ly an automobile firm gets an order
foi ' tiglnes of forty-horgepower, al
though such motors arc hardly wanted
for metropolitan work, the maximum
speed permitted within the ana of
Gross-Berlin approximating sixteen I
**a»—-^—>^
licensed Under Selden Patent.
Last ivefk wo explained in this column
why th'j Inti i State motor stands •hi
»,:ir and tear of years and still re
mains the sain- quiet, powerful mechan
ism that it was the day it luft the fac
,„,-,.
N-i>.t in line with the motor is the
clutch. The Inter-State clutch is mill
ti!>l<- dist. composed of nine bronze
plates and elirht steel.
The secret of the snci-ess of Inter
-laic i ars is ihe u»<» of "ol ersljen" in
all iveariDK |i»rl». The clutch discs are
elulit Inches In diameter Inate idj of 11" 1
cost unary Inch. Each bronze disc
contains 'ii * ork inserts ■■(•! in two row»,
It is the sweetest operating clutolj In
the «nrhi. watch any Intpr-Btata get
under way and notice how it moves off
without ft Quiver. You can start an
IntPl'-Slatn mi t!io htg . speed Just as
etisily an on low or second. This clutch
(I'.es Its uork for years in the name
manner, an-i by ita splendid action saves
tan entire iue.-huni.sm from nnneiessary
strains Rnd Hhockfl. A »ood clutch is
yi~i ub essential as a good motor; it Is
tho rnnnertlns link between the point
(if ienerntlon mid tho point of applica
tion of too power. Cone, expanding or
contracting ring clutches are obsolete,
brx'ause they are .ml on every purt of
liifer-Statß "I'oiiy" Is thR creates! jit
toniobllo value In the world.
Morrow Loomis & Go.
851 >. Olive St., I.ns .\nffeleH.
We shdll rxlilbit oil I at tint Shrine Au
ditorium December 12-17.
LOS ANGELES 1IEIULI): SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 27, 1910.
miles an hour. The two photographs
Show the newst types of taxi cabs, sup
piled to a cab owner by the Neve
Automobil-i fesellshaft—the one a sort
of landaulet. with a collapsible rear
section, the other a phaeton. In each
case the engine gives twenty horse
power under the brake, and has four
cylinders. The cabs are elegantly fit
ted and tastefully painted, and may
be regarded as Berlin's latest word on
the subject.
CANADIANS TO HAVE BIG
BOWLING ALLEY AFFAIR
MONTREAL, Quebec. Nov. 26.—The
bowling tournament which is to be
held here March 13 to 25 promises to
be one of the biggest of its kind ever
held in '""anada, and already a number
of the best American bowlers have
written, stating they expect to be on
hand to take part in the competitions.
Mr. Woodworth, secretary of the Na
tonal Bowling association, has written
he Intends to enter the following play
er;; from New York: <!!er. Riddel!, prob
ably the best individual bowler in New
York; John Voorhees, Fred Punt, Mort
Lindsay and C. E. Horan as a five-man
team. These five are considered the
best American team that, has ever
taken part in a Canadian tourney, and
great things are expected from t!v»m.
Besides this word has been received
from Mr. 'Walsh, the owner of the Blue
Ribbon alleys in Columbus, 0.. statins
he expects to enter at least three teams
in the tournament. Besides these a
number of smaller entries have also
been received, and from the present
view it looks as though there will be a
record number of bowlers take part in
the contests.
Qplitdorf Magneto Victorie^,
Within the Last Week
Oakland, Cal.
Nov. 19-21
48-hour, 1300-mile endurance run—Velie and Mitchell
—both cars equipped with Splitdorf Magneto and Spark
Plugs. Seventeen cars started—only two finished with
perfect scores.
Santa Monica, Cal.
Nov. 24
Maxwell— Winner of 100-mile race.
Guttenberg, N. J.
Nov. 24
Maxwell —Winner of 5-mile race.
Mitchell—Winner of 15-mile race.
Marquette Buick —Established new record for ten miles.
Time 9 54.
Splitdorf Magneto as efficient for high speed as for
the long endurance test.
C. F. Splitdorf
Los Angeles, 1226 South Olive Street.
San Francisco, 520 Van Ness Avenue
APPERSON and REO
Cars That Fill the Bill in All Respects
In f. very Phase of Automobile Use
IMMEDIATE DELIVERY
Reo Thirty « I /inn II Baby K<"° « KKCS
Touring far * I*ruU Runabout «J»JJU
Reo Thirty Cl Ann Ainierson ffil 6A
Roadster ■ * * *UU || Ilal>-V 'tH *• * JVI
\|>|ier M >n Little Jark tt^^Art
;-l'auen>ar :.. *JfiUU ,
"A LIVE DEALEK WILL SUM, YOU A LIVE OAR"
LEON T. SHETTLER
Home Ifllfl" 6f(3 BOITTH G BANK AVKM E Main ,031
LOS ANGELES SAX I)IK(i(>
Member Automobile DMiaii' Association of Southern Cnlfforniu.
Member Licensed Dealer*' Association of Los AuKeles.
"Every
4ggDl^U Inch
Corbin 1911 •-".■>(.>." Equipped with Q. D. Rims, Full Lamp
Equipment] Tools and Presto Tank. F. O. P.. Los Angeles, Gal.,
$2150.00.
CORBIN MOTOR CAR CO.
1019 S. Olive St., Los Angeles, Cal.
Agents for So. California, Arizona and Nevada.
HOW MOTOR INDUSTRY
HAS GROWN IN TEN YEARS
Ten years ago there were about 3500
machines in America. Now there are
4:10.000.
Ten yenrs ago there were twenty
seven factories (200 cars being a record
production for any one of them>. Now
we have almost 100 producing factories,
to say nothing of a like number of ex
perimenters involved in the making of
motor ears, while an annual production
of l"i,000 and even 25,444 cars in one
factory Is not unusual.
In a decade the capital of the auto
mobile and accessory makers has in
creased from approximately $6,200,000
to $450,000,000. of which $275,000,000 is in
motor ear factories alone.
Ten years aso the number of persons
employed In making automobiles and
accessories was estimated at WOO. Now
there are. 278,000 individuals, including
those in the salesrooms and garages.
Ten years ago there were probably
800 chauffeurs in New York state,
which now boasts of almost £5,000 reg
istered drivers.
Automobile row in New York in 1900
showed fourteen different makes of
ears. Now there are eighty-four for-
you to select from.
Ten years ago the average price of
cars was $1100. then it ran up to $2137
In 1907, after which, with the increase
in the number of moderate priced ma
chines, it has come down to $1545. al
though the yery high grade ears are
selling at even higher prices than they
were two years ago.
You can buy It, perhaps at many places, but
there's one BEST plae* to buy It— and that
place advertises.
'^^|The Solution of the I
/CrMS I Delivery Problem I
i *--$. I RcliQncc <md i
■ i^^fej • Randolph I
H^^i®iil ONE TO FIVE TON TRUCKS \
i-.•:■■■>}'.■ i,- J'^H^'v "^s. {' J More speed, or time-saving; greater loads, or labor p|
;■;.■ i\>' 'iici^ 1;-**.-';'..'■■•■''■ saving; fewer men on your delivery payroll, or money- I !
**vv**'•!*"•*!*'*■ '• '*" * ■ ••' ***•*■". 'Ihl ssvinET •
'^^S^^^'j'^^Jß So that even if one of these big trucks cost as much pf
%ss'*: l''!t's'sM to run as the two or three teams whose work it does, I I
?>»'l%; AW?^'"?'^^yHi ** would still be an economy for you. p |
%s(W''tf'''tf's*>-ffi/ rS But actual tests, made right here in Los Angeles mi
'Jj^iW'iMjpfc'j^V^ I" I by such firms as Newmark, Mathie and others, have | j
'§W*iwMsjr H shown that it is cheaper than the horse-drawn dcliv- |- j
Sm.lt/ ri Why not talk to US about a really efficient delivery system | |
i^Mr r^^^^M iH Phone Main 1951, F 6656 for a Catalogue or m |;1
l^^^^ll Pioneer Commercial Auto Co. H
/^^rfMig 23? Market St. 309-315 San Pedro St^J
* _ * —- n
This Is the Halladay "40" at $1900
and This Is the GUARANTEE. < See ?
■ — GUARANTEE — v
Mr..., • Address .' „..
We ruarantee for the season of IS 11. HALI/ADAT CAR No Engine No to
be- free from defective material and Imperfect workmanship. We also aKree to keep this car In repair and proper ad
justment without cost to the owner, providing the car Is kept properly oiled and supplied with a sufficient amount of
water: also that the owner will bring to us this car for our Inspection at least once each month during the season.
This guarantee does not cover leaky radiators, caused by water freezing, nor any damage resulting from accidents
or abuse.
It .Is. however, understood that we make no warranty whatever regarding pneumatic tires, rolls, magnetos or
batteries.' complaints regarding which must he taken up with their respective makers, who fully cover the same with a
sufficient guarantee. , >
16 models to select from, $1150 to $2700.
a 203 i HALLADAY MOTOR CAR CO. soui'S *.
V ■a....!, i ■ ■■!■■ ■ ■■' ■ »ip ' ' ■" » ■ ' S
I Homejsolsl Main 8680 i
Pacific Motor I
I Car and J
I Aviation Co. I
| 1217-31 SOUTH FLOWER STREET 3
I 1911 CUTTING CARS $1100 TO $2350 |
1 We are the only ones in the city doing repair work and handling parts g|
m of WHITE STEAMERS. We also repair or remodel any make of auto- y
i H mobiles. H
1 We have the finest garage on the Pacific Coast; our treatment of H
H customers is the best*. H
H Mr. Wm. M. Conklin is our spring and forge maker. §
I [ OPEN DAY AND NIGHT [ 1
"THE Best
1 lIL Test"
Touring Cars—Torpedoes——Raceabouts
4 and 6 Cylinder Models
Watch the Knox in This Week's Races
DOERR-BROWN MOTOR CO.
( Main 7853. % 1205 SOUTH OLIVE. F5647. A
1
Yes, that air-cooled Middleby motor might overheat. In fact,
we don't know that it will keep, much cooler than a water-cooled
engine. , ,
If you think you can believe your own eyes, come and see it
working. * " !&', i
DR. CHAS. W. SNYDER, 1026 S. Olive
FART II
Automobile
I Directory
Amplex .
(Formerly American Simplex) and Atlas
Guaranteed self-starter
BBKINB MOTOR CAR CO..
1062 S. Olive St.
F3635. Main 1891.
Apperson and Reo
I.EON T. SHETTLEB,
633 South Grand Avenue.
Main 7034; Home 10167.
Autocar
M. P.* BULKLBT * CO.,
Northeast corner Main and Washington.
Home 22927; Sunset 4946.
Buick and Oldsrnobile
HOWARD AUTO COMPANT,
1144 South Olive street.
FSCSO. Main 6777.
Corbin
CORBIN MOTOR CAR CO.,
1017-19 South Olive Street.
Home AlOO7.
Kissel Kar 1 v
"ASK ABOUT KISSED SERVICE."
THE KISSEI. AUTOMOBILE CO., „
1348 S. Flower St. 12637.
Knox
DOEEH-BROWN CO.,
1205 South Olive St. .' . -'■ .
Main "853; Home F5647.
Locomobile ;
LOS ANGELES MOTOR CAR CO..
Pico an-1 Hill Streets.
Main 2514; Home MCR4.
Studebaker-Garford "40"
K. M. F. 30; FLANDERS 20.
LORD MOTOR CAR CO.,
1032 South Olive St.
Main 5470; Home 10545.
_ , ,
3-CANCER SPECIAL!STS-3
f** A IVT/T 1 «nd TUMORS
CANCER CjredJilM
Breast Case* Cured, no Knife, X-Kay, Pain or
Plaster. With New German Remedies. 7 years
in Lot Angeles. Best Sanatorium. Internal
Tumors successfully treated. Skin Cancers,
Refer to cured patients. Book Free. Writ* today.
>to 4. GERMAN REMEDY CO. Rooms 224 %
San Fernando Bide 4th and Main. Lot Angela*
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