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HAS 110.BD0 MOTOfl
(By James Lec Dnrrcll, in Motor Life)
Take the map of southern Callfor
nia and turn to the southern portion
or the state. Put your finger on Los
Angeles county and you toucli the
Aery hub of the entire motoring world,
j Poston may he, or may have been, the
j "Hub" so far as some things are con-
cerned, but Los Angeles county is the
banner rubber "Hub" of the whole uni
a erse.
, With an area of square miles com-
;- puled at 1009, and excluding Catalina
' rnd San Clemcnte islands, the county
practically has 38S0 square miles of
territory. In this area over 111,000
automobiles are in use which are
owned by resident owners. . Many
thousands of motor cars belonging 10
non-resident owners also are in con
stant use in the county, in addition to
those owned locally. As an instance of
the magnitude of this outside travel,
over S0.000 non-resident cars came into
Los Angeles county last year over the
j national highways alone. The figures
of 111,000 cars quoted above are, of
' course, exclusive of automobile trucks,
trailers, or motorcycles.
In the forty-six states of the United
Slates there are only nineteen which
't individually exceed the number of au
; tcmobiles used in Los Angeles county
I by resident owners. In the following
' twentv-seven states each falls short
' j ci that number 111,000 these states
reading as follows: Alabama, Arizona.
1 Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Dela
. i v.are( Florida, Idaho, Kentucky, Louis-
I Montana, North Dakota, Nevada, New
Hampshire, New Mexico, North Caro-1
Una, South Carolina, South Dakota,
Vermont, Virginia. West Virginia,
Wyoming, Utah and Oregon. j
Los Angeles county har. twice as :
many automobiles as either Maine,
West Virginia, Louisiana. Arkansas or
Mississippi; three times as many as
Utah, New Hampshire, Arizona or Ver-j
, mont; five limes as many as Wyom-j
ing, and over eleven times as many as
Nevada. Among the counties of Call-1
fornia, the nearest competitor to Los1
Angeles county is San Francisco coun-1
ty with a total of 37.2S5 up to July
30, 1919, a little over one-third as
many cars as Los Angeles county.
Los Angeles county has more than
one-fourth as many automobiles as
England, Ireland and Scotland com
bined. It has more than one-third as
many motors as the whole of Canada.
It has more than half as many cars
as all France. It has more automo
biles than Germany, .Austria, Den
mark, Norway and Portugal combined.
It has as many motor cars as Austra
lia, Mexico, China, Japan, Sweden,
Switzerland. Egypt, Italy and Russia
taken together. Remember, now, this
Is Los Angeles county alone that this
statement and theso figures refer to.
They are backed by the latest and
most authentic automobile census
There arc close to GOO motor deal
er? in tho county, and many new
buildings arc now being crcceted to ac
commodate other dealers who ;ire com
ing in to locate 'Iiql'c. Some districts
in Los Angoles city aro literally "mo
torized" as regards the business done
in these special areas Motor dealers,
motor repairs and garages, dealers in
motor accessories, dealers in used cars,
motor "wrecking" plants, and other an
gles of the business occupy solid
blocks in certain parts of the city. No
other territory of thirty-clght hundred
square miles can compare in the most
remote degree to Los Angeles county
for variety of scenery or for. the ex
ile nt and "quality of tho public hlgh-j
ways. These facts, together with aj
practical twelve months in the year
usage of these superb roads, largely
explains why Los Angeles county has
risen to such towering eminence in I
tho motoring world. J
The inception and tho growth of the !
highway system in the county havol
'been vitally indebted to the Automo-J
I bile Club of Southern California forj
much or its progress. The club has
worked in the legislature and all
through ihe southern counties for good
roads, and also In the various state
campaigns. Its club emblem hears the
; motto "Good Ronds." and its member
ship of ovor 30.000 active motorists
makes it a potent force for modern
highways whose influence can scarce
ly be overestimated.
The highways in Los Angeles coun
ty radiate from Los Angeles city in
every direction like the spokes in a
j wheel. To the sea, to the mountains,
'canyons, lakes, forests and foothills,
j through flower-crowned and fruitful
agricultural and horticultural districts,
innumerable modern buili roadways in
terlace and extend, making tho whole
county a network of superb and sccnl
ically unsurpassed causeways.
I There arc 509 miles of paved high
ways In Los Angeles county, and the
roadways to be built under the $10.
000,000 state highway boud issue will
add approximately another 100 miles
to the county systom. The cost of this j
509 miles of modern causeway was
$n,S90,2fJl.97. Some of this road build
ing cost as high as around $14,300 a
mile; seme of it cost as low as $4,700
a mile. Every mile and every foot of
i it have, paid big dividends to the peo
I pie of the country. The district levy
j for road taxes has been reduced from
1 60 cents to-45 cents on the hundred
dollars sincp the introduction of good
; roads into the county. Every mile of
i these highways -is scientifically sign
posted wilh warning and guiding signs
placed there by Ihe Automobile Club
of Southern California, and theso sig
nals also are found on all unpaved
roads in the county as well.
It is next to impossible to calculate
when the "peak" of automobile activ
ity will be reached in Los Angeles
county. Taking the figures for the four
years last past, and they record a
steady advance. In 1916 the number
of resident-owner automobiles cars in
Los Angeles county aro 01,137; in(1917
the number read 7S,143, an increase
of 17.00C cars; In 191S, largely because
or war conditions, the number of cars
registered in Los Angoles county was
85,955, or a total of ouly 7812 over
3917. In 1919 the numbers of cars
registered increased to 111,000. or
25,045 cars over 191S, and 49.S63 car3
over 1916. The yearly average in
crease for those past four years was
soibething over 12,000 cars.
The prospects are excellent for a
continual steady gain In tho use of au
tomobiles in Los Angeles county. The
county is growing phenomenally in
population, wealth and manufacturing
importance. Agriculturally it Is the
leading county in tho United States.
In manufacturing it is expected that
the present United Stales census will
show Los Angfclcs to bo somewhere
between the fifteenth and the cwtn
tielh on the list 6f America's greatest
'manufacturing centers. In all this
material advancement the automobile
has been at the head of the procession.
Figure as you may, the Influence of the
I motor car, the motor truck, the "trail-
cr," and oven the motorcycle looms im
pressively and unmistakably as the
I ruling pownr. Transportation is the
life-blood of the commercial body. It
enters the veins and arteries of all va
rielies cf traffic. It permeates city,
I town and county districts. It is, and
always has been, and always will be
the most vital factor in tho life and
piosperity of the nation. It is as es
sential in war as it Is In peace. Th
I greatest step forward in transporta
Ition, because the simplest and most
univorsal, was the introduction of au
tomotive vehicles. They mean the
Greatest good to tho greatest number,
and present conditions make them ob
tainable by nearly everyone. As was
wisely remarked by a latter-day philos
opher, "the rich have their monies,
and the poor have their automobiles."
Los Angelas county Is a notable ex
ample of what automobiles and good
highways can do in building up a com
munity, and build it on a foundation
of enduring prosperity. The automo
b;es have brought good roads to tho
county, ihe good people to the county,
jam! gcod times to the good people.
The superb climate and the manifold
beauties of the country as to natural
scenery were already here. To the
men and women who came here a
quarter of a century ago, or who have
visited the county after a lapse of 25
cars, the change has been in the na
ii re of the miraculous, something
ivhich spells such a magical transfor
mation of previous conditions, that
only (hose who have actually exper
ienced the metamorphosis can ade
quately realize or intelligently explain
it That is tho only way it can bo
talked about
When sometihng seems to rattle
around the body of your machine and
you don't know just what it is, get
someone to hold the doors tight while
you drive, says American Motorist Ifj
that stops the rattle, got some anti
rattlers for the doors and apply them:
or fasten a small piece of rubber on
your door to fill out the vibrating
- uu
The fellow who is always looking for
trouble with his car never needs to
1 havo very good eyesight to find it
I .-: Maximum-Power ' S
I I with
H i: I Minimum Expenditure
. The four-ninety" Chevrolet embodies exceptional', MJ '
' "X n , comfort and convenience "with a low graceful body d
Ij nc ani a sturdy construction that insures its abil- -4
fl ' jj ity to negotiate the most difficult roads. The valve- I 'v
' - in-the-head motor gives you maximum pewer vrith I "X-
I minimum fuel expenditure.
Designed in four different models, tlic "four-ninety" j
Chevrolet is of inestimable value to the man whose ff
' f " an energy are vital factors in his daily .-vork.- j
S It multiplies .a business man's usefulness to h,imsclf
I and his business. ' It affords economical and swift j
0 transportation for the professional man and, for the j
fl v- 1 woman who wishes to drive her own car, ifadds both i
H" I pleasure and convenience to shopping or social occa- .; t
n sions. j
1 The "'FB" model is a big, roomy car. It haspower III ' '
Jj for all needs and for every occasion. ' And it.pos-" . V
j messes distinctive individuality in its graceful, stream- .1
I line, body. Mechanical sturdiness, proper weight. -I
I safety, economy and conveniences 'have all-received 'V..-
I an unusual degree of attention from the designers,. ' ?
1 Hudson "SuperSix" Essex Chevrolet J
257 Hudson Ave., Ojbdert Telephone 460
Utah to Entertain Many Mo
tor Travelers Over Scenic
Cross-Country Highvay
Local automobile enthusiasts are be
ginning to look up routos of travel for
the summer holidays, says O. J. Stil
well of tho Ogden Chamber of Com
merce, which is calling nttention of
travelers in the west lo the scenic ad
vantage's of the Evergreen National
highway, which opens up lo the for
tunate possessor of an automobile one
of Ihe most delightful trips through
gorgeous scenery anywhere to be ob
served iu the United States.
To all tho latter, the Evorgrcon Na
tional Highway Is recommended as
one of the best routes from many
standpoints. The Evergreen Highway
Is centered In Tncoma so far as Its
administrative asosrlation is concern
ed, but geographically it includes the
famous Georgian Circuit on the north,
follows Pacific Highway south to Van
couver, W;sh . thence runs east along
the norlh b;tnk (Washington side) of
the Columbia river through the wheat
belt of the Evergreen slate, Into Idaho
at Lewiston, thence through scenic
Idaho with its beautiful Twin Falls
and Shoshone Falls, to Utah and Salt
Lake; thence southward along the
Grand Canyon of the Colorado in Ai
zona and across Arizona to tho Texas
boundary and terminates at El Paso.
So far. tho Evergreem Highway has
been exploited only to Salt Lake City
I but the remainder pf the route, pro
viding practically a watergrade high
way Into the Pacific northwest, open
from January to December, will be
brought into line as rapidly as devel
opment plans will permit.
Communities from "Vancouver, TJ. i,
on the north to Salt Lake on the south
arc actively indorsing their approval
of the Evergreen highway. Mauy com :
munitles arc heavy contributors lo th-.
Evergreen Highway association':
Tunds expended lo promote, improve
and advertise the route. Officers of tht
association have been chosen from
wideawake localities along tho route.
Green Signs Mark Trail.
Tho section from the Canadian line
to Salt Lako City lias been marked
with the green signs and is all open
for travel with the exception of the
Little Salmon river canyon in Idaho,
where construction work costing many
thousands of dollars will be completed
in August, though the road will be
open to travel In July.
One hundred and fifty miles of high
way between Salt. Lake City and tho
Idaho line Is. paved. Idaho spent
970,000 in improvements on tho high
way last year and has $2,200,000 ap
propriated for further improvements
this year. Washington will spnd
about $3,000,000 in the 1919-1920 bien
jnium. Poor Gectlons arc rapidly being
repaired through local interest. Many
cities and towns along tho highway
have gone to great expense lo prepare
model camps for motor tourists and
everywhere an effort is being made to
interest the visitor.
The highway crosses no big moun
tain ranges but offers diversified scen
ery from tho beauties of the Georgian
Circuit linking British Columbia and
Washington, the grandeur of Mount
Tacoma and the Puget Sound and
Olympic countries, lo the natural won
ders of Utah and Arizona.
The firefly is a careful cuss;
Ho never need be fined !
For joy riding after dark
With no tall lights behind. 1
Any chauffeur can name fifty chauf
feurs who are overpaid. American
Motorist. 1
The unbellcvnble amount of punish
ment sustained by automobile tires in
speed races when wheels arc revolv
ing at th rate of 25 times a second
when tho car is making 100 miles an
hour, is not appreciated by tho aver
ago racing fan.
A remarkable Incident In the recent
races at Los Angeles brings this point
out in a striking manner. Art Klein
was leading the field on the ISSrd
mile, cleaving the air at 101 miles an
hour. Suddenly his right rear wheel
collapsed, the steel spokes being
sheared off close to the rim. Rearing
wildly, the car scrambled crazily about
on the remains ofvthe wheel, but the
fully inflated Goodyear cord lire, per
fectly mounted, swept on down the
track at terrific speed In the direction
the car had been taking. When it fin
ally came lo a stop, it was found un
injured. This is the first time that such a
freak performance, demonstrating tho
ruggedr.css of tires, has ever been wit
nessed during a race.
Here is a sign which may be Seen
any day in a certain Nov Jersey vil
lage: I AM THE GUY
Wonder why this Jersoyman inakc3
Ihis distinction?
The worst featuro of this prohibition
thing is the predicament, in which it
places those motor vehicular nuisances
whose brazen rule it formerly was:
When in doubt, blame the Rum Demon
' and let It go at that.
When buying a storage battery the I I PI
motorist will do well to bear in mind I
that the "punch" and amount of ser- -vico
it will give Is primarily depend- y
cut upon the platen.
The flow of energy carried over the
wires to the lamps and starter come3 l;Jt y
from the plates. The plates are the Im
vital parts.
In the selection of a battery consid' K V
oration should be given the compara- . II
tive values of various makes of plates. H
A storage battery plate consists of a I $
grid or framework of lead on to which I :
tho active material or lead oxides are WtM
pasted. jj
There are two methods of applying ! I
the paste hand pasting and machine j
By the former method the paste is J
worked Into the grid with a hand pad-
die. Tho pressure exerted is limited
by the strength of the human hand,
which unfortunately is not sufficient
to. produce the bes't results. Setting s
of the material on one side of tho grid
before the paste is applied to the other
is another disadvantage ' with hand jH
pasling. ITU
By the machine pasting process the I M
active material is forced onto the in- j 9
terslices of the grid, both sides in one "4flL HB
operation, effecting a solid, homogene- HH
ous mass from face lo face. To tenac
idus as to prevent disintegration or
crumbling from vibration or road .
oo 9H
There is no secret lo success; any- Hfl
body can achieve It who will work H
hard enough for it. Fools think the
motor vehicle trade is an exception lo
this universal rule.
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