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If q THE OGPhN 5 1 ANDAKD; OCDfcX U1AH, SATURDAY, JANUARY 10, 1920 I v '
IHIGH GRADE TRUCKS : ILL SOI BE ; OVERSOLD Congestion of freight transportation i facilities has already assumed a very serious aspect and this winter will ox fl pcriencc difficulties that will surpass those of the winter of 1917, according i to IL E. Fulton, of the International 1 -Mootor company. Mr. Fulton wnrns r ' shippers lo prepare now to mee: the emergency. "During the congestion of 1917, the f motor trucks in use hauled 1,200,000,- '000 tons of goods," he says, "and this J year with production greatly increased ' nd the railroads crippled by the coal --orlage, the demands upon the irucks will be many times greater. , 'The inability of shippers of goods ;.o get satisfactory service from the railroads has already caused many of j 'them to use motor trucks, and If the j present demand keeps up, the produc-, lion of high grade trucks to meet the; demand will be impossible. "Another point that shippers should i not overlook is that the railroads arc I sure to be turned over by the govern-j meut to their owners about the first of I .March, and that increased freight rates, as a result of this, are inpvita- hie. The Esch railroad bill, which 1 .aims to give the railroads a helping 1 "hand during the period of transporta- 1 tion, has provisions which stipulate I that ihc railroads shall immediately i apply for increased freight rates. I "This certainty of increased railroad j rates, as well as the inadequacy of the i railroads to give the kind of service1 that is being demanded, points to an oversold condition in the high grade truck market before very long. Busi-j ness men. In order to be sure that) Uieir freight will be handled should' pflaoo their orders for sufficient motor transportation now, whilo deliveries are obtainable. "The increased demand for trucks from foreign countries will also have a big influence on conditions." uu COLLEGE STUDY . of wm That the establishment of depart ments of highways engineering in the larger colleges and universities of the Uniled States is essential to tho wel fare of the "good roads" program, which is rapidly assuming immense proportions in this country, was brought out recently at the conference of the highway engineers and officials of the B. F. Goodrich Rubber company i held in Detroit. The conference was ! attended by not only the Goodrich representatives, but also by sales man agers of many prominent truck and passenger makers. Largely through the efforts of this conference, concerted effort of the en tire motor truck industry along educa tional lines will inaugurated when one or more members of the sales s.taff of many truck manufacturers will attend a special class in highway en gineering and transport to be conduct ed at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, during the week of February ' - 9, which directly follows the Chicago Truck show. Anolhcr accomplishment of the Goodrich highway conference was to lay before the National Association of Motor Truck Sales Managers the sug gestion that it appoint a committee to bo placed at tho disposal, of the. uni versities of the various states to aid them in handling the problem of high way transportation in the best Inter ests of tho people In those states. The I suggestion was adopted. This commit .tee will endeavor lo establish definite courses of highway engineering Jn all the big stale universities. The necessity of an intensified edu cational campaign wan emphasized in talks made by Roy F. Chapin, who was chairman of the highway trans port committoo during the war, and by F. W. Fenn, secretary of the motor truck division of the National Automo bile Chamber of Commerce, and J. E. Tracy, president of N- A. M. T. S. M. Robert C. Hargraves, chairman of the conference, explained the progress made by the University of Michigan in ihis field. In part he said: "Mich j igan has been quick to appreciate the need, and the university at Ann Arbor) ! is the first one in tho United Sta,tes to i I provide courses of instruction in high-1 I way transport engineering. Of par- tlcular interest to tho manufacturers I of motor trucks is a short one week's j course during the first week in Feb ruary. Professor Arthur II. Blanehard j is in charge of this course, and ho extends an open invitation to tho auto ! motive industry to use this opportuni j ty for tho improvement of its sales j men. I "As conditions may arise In the fu- turo calling for legislators to declare a right policy, they have readily at hand the same source of true informa tion and scientific research on which i to build soundly in the interests of the people. j ".Moreover," continued Mr. liar- graves, "the public of a state may in fluence any man who, for , lack of in I formation, would block progross and development, to check his position. And eventually the university will stand like a beacon light radiating the truth to every one within the borders of the state. Thus the great construc tive power for economic development bound up in highway transport will be available to all." WEDGE BIG AID VHEN INSPECTING TIRES i When examining the inside of a cas ; ing for a puncture, fabric break or (weak spot most of us try to force the beads apart with both hands, support ing the tiro meanwhile upon our shoulders as best we can. This task ;niay bo enormously lightened by us ;ing a wedge made of a substantial bit of wood three-quarters of an inch thick and three to five inches long, accord ing to the size of the tire. This wedge lis slipped between the beads and pull ed around the circumference of the casing with one hand, while the ether I hand is free to hold the lire. I . nr ' HAND BRAKE RATTLES. J When rattles develop in tho hand brake there is only one sure cure, to ; have the brake relincd and drawn up ' tight. If it is not possible to do this at the moment it is possible to help I matters by the use of a small coil 'spring hooked in such a way as to take up the play. The springs should be light, so that they will not cause1 : friction, but strong enough to support) the weight and hold down, the band.' which has been jumping and causing1 ;lhe clattering. j . w I Well, now that the coal strike is lover, we look for the professional pes simist to turn his thoughts to another i flu. rampage. j TIRES VALUED it sump HOT 1 FNKE WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 9 Auto mobile tires, the property of the V. S. government and worth more than $35. 000.000. thrown in a pile many feet deep and covering moro than an acre of ground, were ruined through expos ure to tho weather at motor transport corps base at Verneuil, France, Capt Robert CTendenlng. an officer at tho camp, told a house committee investi gating war department expenditures. Approximately 3500 motorcyclee, af ter being placed In perfect repair for use by the A. E. F., were parked at the same camp and allowed to stand exposed to the weather until they be came useless piles of junk, other wit nesses said. j DO MClFICHHSHffl NEW HOME HLOII The building for the new home for tho Pacific-Nash Motor company is nearing completion and it is expected that it will be ready for occupancy about the first of February. Exterior 'work, including the placing of plate glass on the west and north sides, has! ! been finished and workmen are now i busily engaged putting on the linish ing touches for the Inside. The inside work is in the hands of plasterers, . painters and carpenters. I "In the course of a few days," says i Manager P. J. O'Carroll of the Pacific Nash compa-ny, "the building will be : ready for use, the only thing remain-; jing to be done for the opening of the t , place for business will be tho decora-! j tionu which we will furnish in the j ! shape of some very fine Nash cars jand trucks and you may depend uponj tit that they will be some fine decora-1 'tlons- We will be very pleased to move ipto our new quarters and there give the glad hand to our many friends land patrons. We want them all to call 'and look over our new homo and make ja careful inspection of our motor 1 stock." The new qurters are situated on , Washington avenue and Twenty-sec i ond street 1 on ! IRE ffl! US IKE MOD RDADS ! I By H . A. TARANTOUSN We all know that the more motor) vehicles there are in use, the greater1 is the demand for good road., and if we glance at the road-building figures1 for the past ten years .we have visible proof of the expansion that has taken place almost in direct ratio to the num ber of car3 produced. ; At the present time there are C.500. 000 cars in this country which is as1 nothing compared with the number' that the people want and ought to ' J CHEVROLET performance is a matter 1 , of prideful tradition with us and an I i accepted matter of fact with the general -r 1 III, public. . ' j C m ; So it is to the new refinements of f jj r -3 Jnr comfort and added features of accessi- ; 111 i r ';'.) bility and beauty that we call your ' . '";;v ' attention in considering the new Chev- . , , ' ,.v) rolet models. I I OGDENIOTORXARCO. . I I Hudson Essex- Chevrolet t .-',;, j 2345-55 Hudson Phone. 460 j ii I We have the Following Gars Ready for Sale: .'... 1 I BUICKV Sedan - J i jl I . ; -' ; PEERLESS 4 Passenger Roadster , r ; j v t J FORD One Ton Track ' -SaP' . V$ I : -r CHEVROLET 'Tow-Nineif 5-Passenger- " tt$ I -X ; CHALMERS Passenger j I SAXON " 1917 Model . ,;..-.'f,'. l J L; -K FORD Roadster ' nu. Hf I ' FORD Touring Car ' ' ' . I J. . 1 DODGE BROTHERS 5 Passeeger - ' . I j! "" ' . DODGE BROTHERS Roadster " 7 ''" "" ilj These cars have all been through our shop and are in the best of condition. You can buy them Ik j on very liberal terms. IK 2566 Washington Avenue ' Phone 325 have. Durant says we shall have 15. 000,000 In a few years. Ever: one ought to have a motor vehicle. Ford te.ils us. While it is quite true that every one wants lo own an automo bile "it is likewise true that everyone doesn't want to support one and can not support one. Fuel, tires and re pairs cost too much money. When I upkeep is reduced we shall see not 15,000,000 nor 20,000,000 cars but as many cars as tho factories are physic ally able to put together. There is only one way that this can be accomplished and that is by mak ing our cars so light in weight that liuel, oil, tires and repairs will amount to a mere fraction of the ordinary man's salary. When he doesn't have to pay any more for running his car ' U1U11 IIC UUK.1 IU1 olliil-MV- amuuvuivmo, Jhe will own a car. That stage in car industry is coming and with it a pro ! nortionate increase in the building of improved roads to accommodate' the greater number of cars. The light weight car must give at least 30 miles per gallon; it must run 20,000 to 30,000 miles on a set of tires; i the repair expenses must be so low that the average man of today can af ford to pay for it without any trouble When tho car comes, and 1 predict it will be here before long, we shall have will make transportation infinitely cheaper than It is today. True, we have good roads in sections of the country where motor cars are used, but what we need are roads in network throughout the whole coun try, roads over which fast time can be made by trucks as well as passenger cars. When the light car brings more good roads, we will be able to have trucks moving in a continual stream from city lo city operating on schedule time such as will put railroad freight time to shame. But tho situation will bring about batter results for the country in an other respect. Since the light car will stimulate road building, then when we have thousands upon thousands of miles of good roads, wc shall again; lower the cost of motoring because the light car, or any car or truck, can then travel faster and better and cheaper over the good roads than the bad. This Is not to say that the light car cannot travel the bad roads, for it can; but obviously not with the same speed or comfort as it can on smooth roads. The average gasoline mileage and tire mileage figures previously given are based on average road conditions of today which we know will be far bet ter when the roads are better uu THE MOTOR TRUCK A FREIGHT CARRIER "While the motor truck as a freight carrier and a dependable and econom ical means of transporting freight md merchandise may be a new idea to the people of the United States, it ha3 been proven very successful In Eng land," says L. D. Foreman of the Inter mountaln Motor Car Co, "I understand that In England right now tho question of free road trans- i HELD IN BOOTLEG CASE 8: NEW FORK Adolph Paner elll, "wine dealer, "who has been ar rested In connection with the wood alcohol poison caseB. Before going to his cell Panerelli said, "I'm glad you gxt me. I'll tell all I know." port as the only remedy today in the case tho railroads' rates are raised against the producer, tho merchant and the individual, is receiving consid orablo thought and study throughout tho British empire. "1 also understand that while all forms of railroad transport, such as tramways and railways in their va rious forms are becoming more expen sive to work, most forms of road tians Iport promise to increase comparative ly little in cosL "Lord Montague of Calleu, states in a publication called 'The Nineteenth Century,' published in London, on good roads as a means of cheap road trans port that 'at the International Con gress of 1913 it was remarkable that practically every foreign road engineer and road user who camo to England, declared that the English roads wero models to imitate.' How was it done? By the daily co-operation of the local authorities with the road board, just as here in the United States the good roads assocations in every city and community co-operate witn the taxpay ers to further the best interests of the community by building new roads and improving present ones. j "To shov? how the automobllo and I motor truck have proven successful as a passenger carrier, the same writer , states that road borns passenger and, ' freight arc once more rapidly increas ing and no one can set a limit to that j i increase in tho future. He states fur Ither that the road borne traffic is al-1 ready more important than tho rail ' borne traffic, which lie stacs explains' tho desire of railway officials lo se-l curs control of roads and road trans-1 port, claiming they are not blind to( the trend of events and desire quite openly to crush their most powerful! competitor tho motor truck. "I also understand that in England j in many respects and some notable; inslances, road transport is already cheaper and more, convenient. "This stop the motor truck and au-' tomobilc has taken in llie matter of overland transportation of goods, sup plies and even of passengers, indi cates that it will not be long before the United States will be using motor transport just an much as abroad and undoubtedly at a cheaper cost if the present tendency on the part of the motor truck manufacturer in making their products more efficient and eco nomical of operation, can be taken as a criterion." nn Mrs. Kimball Laid to Rest in Mountain View Servicer, for Mrs. James N. Kimball were held yesterday afternoon at o'clock at tho Episcopal church. The funeral cortege left tho homo. 11S4 Capital avenue, at 1 o'clock. The at tendance was large. ic5o"S- IVmba!1, was born in lnf"ana in 1S2S and for the past 30 years was a resident of Ogdcn. She was tho wif of Attorney James N. Kimball Pall bearers at the services were- I,,1' "od' H- H- Henderson, Jrtdgc A. W. Agee, Judge A. E. Pratt George Halverson ami Thomas Ma-' - 1 -J" " I I I I II l i g i iii hi hi ... . ... t ' ju- ginnis Interment was In the Moun- . 6,'Amer tain lew cemeterv. f":"j oo ; IjjSjro WOLVES CAUSE TERROR. ' El.! BOMBAY, Jan. 9. Raids by a pack I K of man-eating: wolves are causing' lEr. great terror among the villagers of fmm Berar on the border of Nizam prov- fiSfei ince Recently seven persons were IKrK killed and devoured., while manv oth- ffi; crs were attacked but escaped. A re- ttsSt ward of 20 rupees is offered to every- Sf one who kills a wolf. Krl.0i oo lie'. CONFAB ON PACKERS. IIIS'Z WASHINGTON, Jan. D.-Atlorney General Palmer will meetf next month Ir with representatives of five of the big tt'SS-T Chicago meat packers to complete do- t fc tails of the arrangement through tho J -'jW11 packers will confine their business to 1 Yg0 the meat ,egg, poultry, butter and i 1 Ttnii cheese business. f tyV- The only Russian who can consist- lvJIHgften ently break into the front page of an 77$f ?)mlr American newspaper is the czar and ll he has to come to life to do iL lf.S,lnH But referring back to prizefighters fr-dfe' away back what will Dempsey ; give as an excuse for his knockout I1IS now that booze is gone. Ifr-i1. Mi.,.., , . 'i K&Sjttd. , hed with the security commissioner and received a S1 1 ,y Pmit to sell a limited allotment of its capital stock, i I the purpose of completing its factory now in the '! I , course of construction at 29th and Pacific Ave., and 1 ! I Myfhe. Cltl2ens of gden who desire a safe and I j profitable investment may secure same by notifying 8 , '. Jl ; j the resident agent of the company, before the allot- i 1 a ment is sold. H 1 s h I r h Aero-GushioiiTire I I L Company . J j I ' ': '? - r W. E. WISBY, Resident Agent! ' I J j (