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CONTINENTAL AUTO
HIGHWAY ASSURED
Automobile Industry Will Back
Enterprise to the Extent
of Ten Millions
Widespread interest is being mani
fested throughout the country in the
Yin recently announced to build a
• anscontinental highway from New
ork to San Francisco. It is expected
t at the automobile industry alone will
subscribe at least $10,000,000, which will
a-sure tne success of the venture.
It is purposed to construct a road
which will be practically of a per
manent nature so as to eliminate the
>;reat cost of maintenance, which is the
• irawback to the type of roads now in
use In many states. At a conference
t-oon to be held by the commissioners
under whose direction the road will he
built, it is probable that the type of
construction will be agreed upon.
The preliminary work will be pushed
as fast as possible with a view to ar
ranging for the actual construction of
the highway, so that it will be com
pleted by January l. 131",, in time for
uM by the thousands of motorists who
are already planning tours to the Pan
ama-Pacific exposition in the spring of
I hat year.
The tentative route suggested starts
from New York city, going south by
the way of Washington through Wheel
*"g and Columbus to Indianapolis,
* ;«-nce west through St. Louis, Kansas
City and over the Santa Fe trail
'hrough La Junta. Phoenix, San Diego
«nd Los Angeles, following the Pacific
coast to San Francisco.
The greater portion of this route was
r.T**lnally surveyed by the official path-
of the Touring Club of America
Jl October, 1910, and has become popu
larly known as "The Trail to Sunset.''
'his name having been given it by the
touring club's representatii
Tn the fall of 1911 the touring club
• onducted a double transcontinental
tour, surveying the eastern portion of
,v ie proposed new highway. One of the
section, was appropriately named the
Old Trails highway," covering the
.--outhwestern portion of the new route
torn Arizona and New Mexico through
. California.
in commenting upon the practicabil
ity of the plan, David Beecroft, editor
of the Automobile, has the following to
•say in a recent issue of that journal:
Never before has the time tueen
more opportune for road improvement
than today. Where improvements have
been made cars have sold as a direct
2 suit. The good roads movement
needs more than anything else today
the spirit of 'do something.' Stop talk
ing and act.
"There have been enough of routes,
enough of getting lost, enough of de
lays, hut not enough actual work.
AVhat is needed is stone—crushed stone
—along the roadside, so that it can be
put on the road. Stone is needed from
the Atlantic to the Pacific, and if the
automobile world expects to get this
ribbon of stone from ocean to ocean
with the next decade it is imperative
that it take up the white man's bur
den and provide the stone.''
Editor Beecroft commendl the spirit
of the prominent automobile manufac
turers who have Instigated this move
ment, and believes tha: if the automo
r_!e industry a:ul motor car ___ri
nish the funds that and coun
ty authorities should b* agreeable to
signing contracts to da the sctual road
building under engineering supei
"This is one of the best good roads
- iggeetioa- that __ red. it is
to be hoped that it goes through." con
tinues Editor Beecroft. "It will if the*
p. ttomobile manufacturers are awake to
ts*k signs of the times, and If the men
afThe helms of the big industries real
ize and have properly weighed the big
factors that go to make up the suc
cesses of the industry.
"If a stone road could be built from
ocean to ocean in three years on these
lines It would be the greatest incentive
te jrood roads that America ever wit
nessed. It would advertise the auto
mobile industry as no other movement
has done since the inception of the mo
tor propelled vehicle. It would Interest
the farmer In the motor car and would
bring home to him the value of good
roads to such an extent that other
'ranscontinental routes would be
-uarted, feeders to these lines would
be open, and, In a word, road building
would throw off Its swaddling gar
ments and take on the attributes of an
adult."
PRESIDENT TAFT IS
A MODERN TOURIST
l\w the first time in the history of
eutomobillng a president of the United
States has made use of the conveni
ence and utility of the motor car as a
means of travel through th* country.
Last week President William H. Taft
concluded a week's tour of New Eng
land, having started from Beverly, cov
ering during the first day the entire
length of the state of Massachusetts,
through Worcester and .Springfield to
'."■nox, the speedometer registering a
•otal distance of IS2 miles.
From Lenox the presidential party
; • oceeded through Pitts-field and Wil
amstown to Manchester and Mont
to Bretton Woods, from which
at the patty returned to Beverly.
The president was greeted all along
■ute by thousands of persons who
ogplzed him, and in many towns the
ets were decorated with flags and
,g. Upon the radiator cap of the
resident's big Pierce touring car was
ed the handsome emblem of the
fing Club of America beautifully
led in gold, and it was observed
Major Thomas I_ Rhoades. D. S. A..
the president's military aid, was using
•Automobile Biue Books,' the of
road medium of the Touring clttb,
pd the. best roads for touring.
• _c way from Springfield to Lenox
party crossed Jacob's Ladder, and
resident gave orders for a few
.is' stop so that he might enjoy
the view, which is familiar to motor
ics who have toured this section. The
party was favored with splendid
weather throughout the journey, the
autumnal days being bright and balmy.
and the president and Mr?. Taft eo
-1 the trip immensely.
President Taft receives annually a
complete set of the Automobile Blue
Rooks'* specially bound, with his name
stamped in gold upon the covers. Upon
the presentation of these standard road
guides early in the summer the presi
dent stated that he had found them
•tvaluable and that he expected to
se them In planning a number of tours
.ring the year.
# * *
Va-erlcen S«*_ >fw Record —F. D.
•filler, and K. C. Fisher, driving an
• merlcan tourist, hold the longest road
*>cord in the state auto tour to date,
avlnff driven their car from Fairdale,
274.7 miles from Springfield, at an
- erage speed of 27.3 miles an hour.
* * *
UotorcT-cle- For Mall Carriers —New
s is considering the adoption of
Motorcycles for collecting mails in the
sines"? section. From the prelim
■nary test given the machine it bids
to prove a great time saver for
->% postoffice department.
f>ro*rlll«- >lotorrycllsts To Ora_niie* —
he motorcyclist* of Orovilie, Cal., are
planning to form a club, their intention
•■•ing to affiliate with the F. A. M.
"here are more than tiO motorcyclists
In and around Orovilie, more than "0 of
vhom have signified their intention
; the Clob.
Ocean to Ocean Highway Project Meets With Approval
Of Automobile Enthusiasts Throughout Entire Nation
George T. Bentel at wheel of Mercer Speedster (upper left). W. F. Potter in his Hudson car, in which he
toured to New York (upper right). New models of Dayton trucks (center). H. Taylor Curiiss in Regal car
(lower left). Rambler cross country model in San Mateo county. *
COLE SECURES
BAXTER AS AID
Dayton Factory Man Joins Pan=
American Motors Company
as Sales Manager
Another evidence that the Pan-
I American Motors company is going
j after the commercial vehicie business
on the coast with vigor is demonstrat
ed In the fact that the Dayton truck
distributers have just closed a contract
with W. A. Baxter, former sales man
ager of the Dayton factory, to act in
the same capacity for the local firm.
Captain V. W. Cole, vice president and
general manager of the Pan-American
company, announced that the firm's
territory had been extended to the
entire country west of Denver and that
he secured the services of Baxter, who
i 3 one of the pioneer sales managers
in the truck industry, to aid him.
The increased territory will give the
Pan-American company one of the
richest fields In the country for the
development of the "Durable" Dayton
truck business, and with the assist
ance of Baxter, who Is one of the best
posted men on the coast In the truck
industry, the local company will han
dle a huge share of the factory's out
put.
Baxter will make his headquarters
here with the local company. He in
tends to bring his family here to re
side permanently.
WARNING GIVEN AS
TO CASE OF TIRES
United States Company Offers
Timely Advice to Winter
Car Storers
Within the next four w«-eks thou
sands of motorists in all parts of the
country will be laying up their cars for
the winter. Hundreds of these cars
are equipped with good tires, which, if
properly taken care of during the cold
months, will be in serviceable condition
next spring.
The percentage of tire waste during
a winter's Inactivity is very large, dye
In a majority of Instances to the fact
that owners do not know how to store
their tires to protect them against the
ravages of cold weather. To reduce
this waste the service bureau of the
United .States Tire company gives some
timely advice on the -abject.
In laying "P a car the tires should
be removed from the Tims and washed
thoroughly with soap and water. They
should then be carefully wrapped in
strips of paper or cloth and stored In
a dark place which is kept as nearly as
possible at a temperature of 50 de
grees.
If the tires are to remain on the
wheels for a considerable length of
time while the car Is out of service the
wheels should be jacked up and only
about five pounds of air left In each
tire. This keeps the tubes in shape
and also preserves their softness and
pliability. When the wheels are not
jacked up and the car la allowed to
stand for any length of time the tires
should be kept well inflated and the
car moved occasionally, so that the
tires do not flatten from standing too
long on one spot.
WILLYS SETTLES TRUCK
SUIT OUT OF COURT
The suit brought some two months
ago by John N. Willys, president of the
Willys-Overland company, against A. L.
White and W. T. Agerter. former presi
dent and treasurer respectively of the
Gramm Motor Truck company of Lima,
0., lias been settled out of court. Willys
alleged in his complaint that the values
shown in the statements under which
he purchased the stock of the Gramm
Motor Truck company from White and
Agerter, were not correctly repre
sented, and sued for a. resefndment of
the purchase contract. The matter
has bf-en settled by a readjustment of
values, which, by his consent io a with
drawal of the suit, are apparently sat
isfactory to Willys.
THE SAX FRANCISCO CALL. SUNDAY. OCTOBER 20. 1912.
LATEST TYPES OF
COLE CARS HERE
Pacific Motor Company Displays
Latest Product of Indian^
apolis Plant
Everybody connected with the Pa
cific Motor Car Company is excited
these days and there is r,o rest for
any one from the office boy to the
president of the company, and all be
cause of the arrival of the anxiously
awaited new model "_0" Cole cars. The
cars are ready for the critical inspec
tion of the hundreds of motorists who
have heard so many flattering reports
of them that they want to take a first
hand view of them.
The cars of the series eight, as the
latest Coles are known, have been
expected here for some time, and in
terest in their arrival instead of flag
ging has, on the contrary, been on
the increase, so that when the an-
was made that the cars
were here hundreds of owners and
prospective purchasers called to see
them.
Colonel Bradbury, president of the
Pacific Motor Car company, in speak
ing about the new model says: "The
people of tills city and the state will
now be able to judge first hand as to
whether the claims made for the series
eight Cole cars have been exaggerated.
I don't believe that they have been
fully stated, and I feel that with the
many new and excellent features with
which these cars are provided, that
they will measure up to anything in
the present day motor car line.
"Take the four cylinder Cole model
"')'>" for Instance. The car has, like
the series seven, the 122 inch base.
It uses 36 by 4 tires, Is equipped with
the Delco electric starting, lighting
and Ignition and in audition possesses
may refinements which are not to be
found on last year's models. It has
been simply a case of giving as much
better car this season as experience
has taught our factory engineers to
turn out.
"The speed and power developed by
the new models astonished even our
own people and when local motorists
see what these cars can do they will
not be surprised at the claims we make
for t-lie Cole.
"The mode! "40* four cylinder Cole,
like the 'L 0; is equipped with all the
latest features that go to make up
the modern motor car. The Cole '60'
is Identical with the *50,' with the
exception that it has a six cylinder
motor and Its wheel base is 132 instead
of 122 inches.
"The convenience of the new models
la rerj marked, and on the dash every
thing of a mechanical nature with
i the driver is concerned ls lo
cated. Be has them right before his
ryes and Can direct his car intelli
gently.
"The safely of the Cole is another
feature which should appeal to every
thoughtful owner; it ls provided with
two powerful brakes, two sets being
used which operate on the rear wheel
drums. The service brakes are oper
ated by a pedal, while the emergency
brakes are directed by hand, making
accident from loss of control of the
machine almost impossible."
The new Coles are now being dem
onstrated at the local salesrooms.
CHILDREN REUNITE
PARENTS AFTER SUIT
Divorce Action Dropped When
Couple Are Reconciled
Reconciliation Instead of the prose
cution of a divorce suit was effected
before Superior Judge Thomas F.
Graham yesterday between Julia Glrod
and Julius Girod, a landscape gardener
living at oIS Ninth avenue.
She sued several months ago, charg
ing extreme cruelty, but for the sake of
their six children th© case was put
aside.
Emily Scott was granted .a divorce
on the grounds of cruelty in Judge
Graham's court from Walter Scott.
Divorce suits filed: Josephine Grace
against John Kdward Huff, cruelty;
Carrie Est<-lle Crane Ingalls against
Frederick C. Ingalls. annulment; Mar
garot E. against. William 11. Blatter,
failure to provide: Olive against Sol
omon Kraus, desertion; Eunice against
Cdwin J. Mason, failure to provide and
desertion. '
REO CAR STANDS
HARD STAGE WORK
Norman Devaux Tells of Service
Little Car Is Giving
Near Kings City
Norman Devaux, head of the Reo
Pacific company, distributers of the
Reo line, in discussing the service
rendered by Reo cars quotes a state
ment made by RJel Dani and E. E.
Mansfield of Kings City, who claim
that their 1910 Reo has covered over
".0,000 miles in stage service between
Kings City and Jolon, over the Jolon
grade.
"This car has had to work," says
Devaux. "It very seldom made the
daily round trip without at least Aye
passengers, and as many as nine have
been carried. Beside this, it has taken
over dally to .Tolon from Kings City
every bit of ice used in the former place
and in addition to the regular trips
it has been pressed into service time
and time again to take over special
parties."
W T hile the 1910 Reo is still in serv
ice, Deni and Mansfield have purchased
a IDI3 Reo for the stage line. Busi
ness has increased in this section to
the extent that the new car will be
so equipped that it can pull a trailer.
BRITISH FAVOR
AMERICAN CARS
G. M. Dickson of the National
Factory Says Foreign Makes
Can Not Stop Invasion
Word has been received that British
manufacturers propose forming a $25.
--000,000 company to compete with
American automobiles and drive them
back from the British market.
George M. Dickson, general manager
of the National "40" company, declares
that such an undertaking is hopeless,
because he believes that the American
made motor car is too widely recog
nized as being superior to be stopped
now.
"The invasion of the American made
motor car Into foreign lands, especially
Great Britain, was handicapped at the
start by the bad taste left in the
mouths of the British business men
due to the inferior bicycles that Amer
ica at one time unloaded upon them,"
says Dickson. "I do not mean that all
the bicycles sent over from here were
bad, but a great many were, enough to
make the British shy of the motor car.
But from the first day the American
made motor car put its rubber.shot
feet on British soil it has made good
upon its own merits. There is abso
lutely not a single day of bad reputa
tion to be lived down by the motor
cars.
"The American business man has a
large horizon; he is out after the trade
of the world at large, basing his claim
upon the merits of his goods and his
own enterprise. Nothing in my opin
ion illustrates better this keen busi
ness activity, both in spirit and qual
ity of production, than the motor car
business of America. T do not think
the invasion of American made cars
abroad can be stopped. I do not be
lieve that the British manufacturing
processes are as advanced as the
American. I do not belittle the Brit
ish workmen, but the automatic ma
chinery and systems of efficiency of
American factories are far superior.
The reputation of American made cars
for quality is a matter of world wide
knowledge, and is winning for us in
creasing favor abroad."
Salt T.ake Tire Man Visit- City—The
head of the Bertram Motor Supply com
pany of Salt Lake, was a visitor at the
United States Tire company last week.
The Bertram company has the G. and J.
agency for Utah. The Utah territory
comes under the control of the San
Francisco- branch.
GARFORD MODELS
STAND HARD GRIND
Head Of Elyria Plant Says Cars
Rival the Claim of
Methuselah
Metli-uselah's chief claim to fame, ac
cording to scripture, was his long life.
He reached an age much greater than
any of his contemporaries and greater
by hundreds of years than people of
the present day. To make his product
the Methuselah of the motor car world
is the ambition of every automobile
manufacturer, for longevity, which
naturally demonstrates highest quality
of material and workmanship, has been
found an excellent recommendation for
the line.
"We believe we have accomplished
our aim in building the motor car a la
Methuselah." said Sales Manager J. D.
Porter of the Garford company. "We
base this belief on the number of Gar
fords of the vintages of 1907, 1906. 1905
and even previous years which are still
doing their work. We maintain that
Garfords never die.
"For instance, two motor livery con
cerns in Chicago are operating nearly
100 of our cars in that hardest of all
.service, the taxicab business. Some of
the cars are very old, but are perform
ing today like youngsters. It has been
shown that they will stand almost any
abuse.
"In New York there are 300 or 400
Garford cars, some of which have run
more than 100,000 miles. And they are
still working."
HAYNES EMPLOYES TO
HOLD MONTHLY DINNERS
With the object of bringing the dif
ferent members of its force to
gether, and creating a firmer business
understanding between the officials of
the company and its staff, the Haynes
Auto Sales company has started.a se
ries of monthly dinners, and both the
officials and the salesmen feel that these
events will be the means of increasing
the efficiency of all, by the mutual un
derstanding created.
* * *
Motorcycle Economy—Fay Toung of
Rockford. 111., says he holds the record
for economy in motorcycling, lie says
he has run his machine 18.000 miles
without spending a cent on his motor,
has never had It apart and has never
replaced the front tire.
* * #
Motorcycle Polo —An innovation in
motorcycling is th*- motor polo game,
recently introduced by the Kansas
Short Grass Motorcycle club.
36x4, Delco electric start- Wk _f-f|*---^^^^^^S«*f*lglg3lfTO
completely equipped. $2,100 JS3&F \
f. o. b. San Francisco, / >, w <-BBff--*-r. __*B_fm-B_»---t. v
This car is framed on the t- W 1
lines of the 122-inch wheel- ~i .
base Series Seven Cole. I--B MB-B_-------_B| __H-P Br je ■ ',:3_ PflA-jjaPC-^-jr
anions; motor cars. Like mwa^tW^^^SL. '^-J^«lu-\_ffi_F
the Six, it doffs its bonnet
to no car built.
HAS ARRIVED!
One real reason is all any good business man or woman requires to determine what car
shall be bought. There are many real reasons why you should invest in a Gole—and if you'll
read the following we'll convince you. Just forget the paper and this printer's ink. We're
talking to vou —looking you right in the eye, as it were, and you can't resist us because we're
TELLING YOU THE TRUTH.
Reason One You can S et your moneys worth in *p« acnn "FTi-mr T -- e Cole is made of the right stuff.
xv-d-uu -w/uc the Cole reason four No shoddy
It is no experiment. Nothing but standard equipment—
It has the confidence of thousands of hard-headed and not a bolt or nut enters into it that does not bear
business men and women like yourself, who know the O. K. of two continents.
real automobiles when they see them, and who have Ask the man, who in some instances asks twice as
picked the Cole against the field. much for his car, if he can truthfully say as much.
From its Mayo radiator to its Timken full floating Don't be content with any car that is not as good
axle it is all car—no sentiment—no biography—no as the Cole.
family tree under which to hide a fictitious value. You can't afford not to be fastidious.
Just a plain, quiet, powerful SUCCESS worth one
hundred cents on the dollar. "KVpcnn PSv.-- The Cole costs what it is worth—
Every city has Its flotilla of Coles. -._«_-.* x ivc nQt wnat they CPU - d &et for 1t We
ASK THE FIRST MAN YOU MEET in a Cole what ~ " have investigated the wide variation
he thinks of his car—we'll stake our chances with in the cost of motor cars, and after you get above a
you on his opinion. certain price you don't get any more real automobile
Reason Two The Cole will satisfy you. fo ?J v ' our , mo _„"
..eason IWO And %ye make this -* p J tatement a9 _ It's all in HOW cars are built.
suming that you are hard to please -^, ere s t a scient *-- c - wa - / -«-«- a sentimental way to
—Just as any discriminating man or woman has a build motor cars.
right to be. You never saw as sleek a motor car in Avoid paying too much for a name plate. No name
your life (unless, of course, it was another Cole). plate will ever pull you over hills and through mud
See this new model, which has just arrived, and am 2r~ bacl ? h . on ? e -„ i
YOU'LL volunteer that far from overstating the truth *--« *~ ole l 8 DU - lt under correct economic conditions
we have actually understated it. —hence you can get a Cole at the RIGHT PRICE. Men
No description can ever make you imagine the grace who *l ave owned both sorts prefer their COLES to the
and quiet dignity of the long, free lines—the fulfill- Five-Thousand-Dollar-Car.
ment of tremendous power which the very solidity of ■___.__■___.-■__"___
its construction suggests. Reason SIX The Cole embodies Three-Point Sus.
*r» <-tm_ Th« Pol« n«iir t- . as*. .fa-M*,.. pension. Unit Power Plant, En-
Reason Three ™ Cole ««««r Ie a ..'.-starting* closed Valves. Full Floating Rear
You watched the development of Axle * E-«..r!c Unit Lighting and Ignition, long Wheel
the self .-tarter -watcnea tne oeveiopment or baße( larg , e T i reS( and it comes )n THREE CHASSIS
Fo/you arrived long ago at the conclusion that the g«j a b*'l?'l£u™V* n medium
only self-starter you would have faith in would be Li Z e four ''F?ftv** of the si ?h? v -.rT.liw f«» r -£?r}*™
over B «;Vn7f r nSi C be WoUld "*" m ° tor ~* ~ all " st *?^l^J*B!^
°Tou a *watched?hem all-Just a. we dld-and we Vanfa cZll^&o*™ 1 ' *
think we both decided that the only one which has au . l? *' \? T ™ £" „ ™t««^\.,
really made good is the Delco. ALL RIGHT-—GO SEE FOR YOURSELF.
The new Coles entirely eliminate all cranking. THERE ARE MANY OTHER REASONS WHY YOU
At last the REALLY SELF-STARTING CAR is SHOULD WANT THE COLE. May we send you some
realized. interesting literature?
PACIFIC MOTOR CAR CO. —
Oakland Representative Freann Representative Sacramento Branch
W. J. FRKELINti FRED TUCKER W. X. Ill'XT, Manager
_Oth and Broadway 1.10-1-120 1 Street 7«U and M Streets
DEALERS— Write Today for Our 1913 Cole Proposition
PROSPERITY SEEN
IN ALL SECTIONS
Rambler Company Analyzes
Business Conditions and
Predicts Big Year
Four hundred and fifty Rambler
dealers, in as many sections of' the
United States, have contributed to an
important statistical analysis of busi
ness conditions just compiled by the
Thomas B. Jeffery company in con
nection with sales plans for 1913.
From every section of the country
have come reports regarding crop con
ditions, the business outlook and the
general situation of the money mar
ket.
The present healthy condition of the
industrial, agricultural and money mar
kets was anticipated by officials of the
Jeffery company before the first 1913
Cross Country was ready for shipment.
As a result of this analysis the com
pany last week was able to make to
its salesmen and dealers a formal state
ment, in which it was pointed out that
contracts closed to date cover 40 per
cent more cars than were sold during
all of last year—this without any al
lowance for sales through the branches.
G. M. Berry, secretary of the com
pany, now is on a tour of inspection of
the New England states. G. H. Cox
and E. S. Jordan, also officials of the
company, have completed similar in
vestigations.
Mr. Cox has traversed the central
western and southwestern states, in
cluding lowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Mis
souri, Oklahoma and Texas. The cen
tral states, including Illinois. Wiscon
sin and Indiana, have ben covered by
Jordan.
Not satisfied with superficial reports
and hearsay information, these men
themselves have gone to the farmer;
they have plied him with questions,
they have looked over his crops, they
have gone to town and talked to his
banker, they have interviewed the mer
chant who sells him his household sup
plies, they have inspected the grain
elevators and they have got from the
railroad freight traffic managers a fund
of Information regarding the shipment
of cars.
From P. J. Downes, who represents
the Jeffery company in Minnesota and
the northwest, comes the statement
that not in recent years has the crop
yield in Minnesota, North Dakota,
South Dakota and Montana been so
promising. To this is added the report
of investigations by G. B. Muma, repre
sentative of the Thomas B. Jeffery com
pany in northwest Canada, With the
exception of a few isolated sections,
crop conditions in Canada are de
clared by dealers with whom Muma
comes in contact to be almost equal
to* conditions in the northwestern
states.
The general condition of the central
states as summed up in the reports
submitted by dealers is best reflected
in lowa. The total production from
the fields of this state alone will
amount to $402,000,000. The sum is
sufficient to pay a third of all the in
terest bearing public debt of the United
States. It is sufficient to build, equip
and arm 60 battleships of the size and
fighting strength of the Kansas, Con
necticut or Louisiana — the dread
noughts of the United States navy.
NILES CANYON ROAD
FINE FOR TOURING
C. C. Prior reports a delightful trip
through the Livermore valley last Sun
day in his Chalmers "30" car. Prior
states that the boulevard Just com
pleted through Nlles canyon is the
finest bit of road in northern Califor
nia. While not wide, the surface Is
hard and smooth as a pavement, and
the engineering has been done so well
that it will be a very easy matter to
keep the road in fine shape. The
boulevard is flanked by deep curbs of
concrete, and a more careful provision
for drainage has been made than in
i any road he has seen in northern Cali
fornia.
FRESNO TO HAVE
HAYNES BRANCH
W. Q. Dandy Is Selected to Rep*
resent Kokomo Factory
in Raisin City
A Haynes branch has Just been
opened in Fresno, In charge of W. Q.
Dandy, to take care of the immense
bosiness which is developing In this
part of the state. This is the only fac
tory branch of any car at present in
Fresno.
At the recent county fair held in
Fresno the Haynes exhibit in the auto
mobile section created a great deal st
comment, and to a certain extent is re
sponsible for the marvelous increase of
motor car business of this company in
this territory.
The opening of the Fresno branch re
calls the fact that Frank G. Hood, sales
manager, is now in Washington ar
ranging for Haynes representation in
that state. Owing to the fact that
heretofore there _ias not been enough
cars to fill orders, let alone go after
new business, the northwestern terri
tory was not represented by a Haynes
branch.
Factories all over the country are
preparing for a banner automobile year
and, according to those who keep in
touch with this industry, a new record
mark will be set this year. The Haynes
factory, in order to meet the immense
demand for their cars, have had to
greatly increase their factory facilities
so that now they are in a position t"
take care of any new business
promptly.
California is one of the leading states
of the union when it comes to market
ing motor cars, and from present indi
cations the Haynes will find this terri
tory calling for a big share of the new
factory output.
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Haynes for Fire Alarm System Chief
-—L. S. Prior, chief of the fire alarm
system in San Francisco, has bought
a live passenger Haynes, which he will
use for pleasure driving. This is
Prior's first car.
PRIMITIVE FASHIONS
FOR PUBLIC DISPLAY
Affiliated Colleges Again to
Parade Ancient Styles
The special exhibit of articles of
dress and adornment used by primitive
peoples, which was thrown open to
the public earlier in the month at the
Affiliated colleges, will be open again
today, with a lecture at 3 o'clock on
"Dress and Adornment." accompanied
by numerous lantern slides.
Ishi, the Yana Indian who has estab
lished his' permanent home at the
Affiliated colleges, takes part in the
entertainment each Sunday afternoon
by appearing at the close of the le -
ture and showing how a eavage wears
a nose ornament. He did this uncom
plainingly for two or three weeks, but
a few days ago he demanded of Pro
fessor A. L. Kroeber to know what II
was all about. Accordingly, he was
shown the lantern slides.
He took particular interest In I c
various styles of headdress depicted,
disappioving of everything that wis
not like his own. Incidentally, u<
doesn't care a great deal about the
Marcel wave.
i BROKER SEEKS $50,000
FOR BLOT ON CHARACTER
Suit for $50,000 damages for defama
tion of character and $1,000 for cost
was filed yesterday by Fred C. Gibbons
against J. W. "Wright, a real e-tat.
--operator with offices in the Mills build
ing. Gibbons, who was connecter! with
Wright's office, was arrested and taken
to the police court in September bj
Wright on a charge of felony embez
zlement. The suit was dismissed.
Wright admitting- on the stand th*t
ho had no case against Gibbons.
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