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TO FIGHT THE NAVY Thousands Gather in New York to Witness the Great Football Struggle NEW YORK, Nov. 29. —Old Gotham today represents more the aspect of a college town rather than the hustling business and financial center that it Is. The reason is easy to find. Any hotel in the city that the stranger enters gold laced army or navy men are talking in terms of end runs, line plays, bucking the line and such other phraseology that can only be associated with college football. The game this afternoon between the army and navy has been the magnet to draw the thousands of people in fflclaJ army and navy circles to the big city, « The two teams that will be the center of attraction this afternoon reached their respective hotels yes terday and had a workout on the polo grounds during the day. The army team Is quartered at the Hotel Astor and the sea dogs from Annapolis have quarters at the Vanderbilt. The soldier boys have made them selves at home on the roof of the hotel, and early this morning put In a tinal bit of practice, on secret sig nals way above the humdrum of New York's busy life. Forty-five thousand people will see the game this afternoon, including President Wilson and his family, as well as Vice President Marshall and innumerable ngembers of both houses. Ti*e army and navy will be well rep resented by everything from major generals and rear admirals right down the line. The nonpartisan betting element favors the navy boys, the odds being about 10 to 7. Betting between the cadets and the middies themselves, however, is at even money, this be ing tradition and custom for 18 years past, ever since the game was first originated. Very few tickets have reached the sppculators, though there are some to be found, prizes varying up to $26 for a single ticket to J75 for two seats together. The teams are ready for the fray and will leave their hotels about noon for the polo grounds. The probable lineup follows: Army. Position. Nary. Mark Left end Ingram Wynne Left tackle Ralston Hiiston Left K lard Howe McEwan ....Center Perry Junes Left gnard Howe Wevand Right tackle Vaughan M»rrlllat Right end Gllcnriat <capt.> Prlrnard Quarterback Nlchola Hoge icapt.) l eft halfback Mcßeavey Hodgson Right halfback Failing Benedict Fullback Harrison Roferee—W. Tangford. Trinity. Umpire—A. Bbarpe. Yale. Head Mneaman—C. Maraball, Harvard. Time of quarters —Fifteen mlnutea. Sir Thomas Lipton Hopeful of Taking Cup With New Boat There have been 12 contests for the America's cup on this side of the At lantic. An even dozen times the New York Yacht club has successfully de fended it. Thirteen may not prove an ill omen, but It is known that Sir Thomas Lipton thinks the ShamrocK IV—a perfect shamrock Is always four leaved —will offset any ill luck that former Shamrocks have had to con tend with, working a spell in favor of the challenger and against the baker's dozen proposition the defend ers will have to deal with. Sir Thomas has good advisers on this side of the water. And he has been told by them that things were never more favorable here to his winning the cup next summer. And he has al ways been sanguine that the yacht designers, yacht builders and yacht sailors of Great Britain could win hack the, cup. Even in competing un der the old rules that permitted or radical and so called freak designs he felt that only a certain caution oi conservatlveness on the part of Fife and Watson fettered the possibilities of their creations, while he is confi dent that Nicholson, who is turning out his new challenger, possesses that certain quality of daring, or whatever one may call It, to take the final step that will insure success. Then he has always felt that if he could get away from racing under the old conditions that unquestionably favored the de fender and compete under rules that would favor the building of whole some boats instead of winged scows he would at least start with an even Heretofore the challenger in order to cross the ocean has had to be stronger or heavier built than the de fender, which has had to race only over courses on the sound off New port or off Sandy hook. If it stormed she could remain at a sheltered an chorage and In light or moderate weather go out and race. Since 1891 the contests have never meant any thing aside from the fact that they were International struggles, and the results have determined nothing save the superiority in handling a com bination wind and water freak. Pe culiar significance therefore attaches to the coming contest in that it will be between the best real yachts two countries can produce. They still will be beautiful creations to look on and will have tremendous driving power and speed. Trotting Champions of Last 10 Years Following is a list of the fastest trotters in respective seasons of the last 10 years: 1913— Lord Dewey, 2:03%. 1912—Baden, 2:05%. HUl—f'harley Mitchell. 2:04%. I f,i n —Colorado E, 2:04%. I :»>'• - Penisa Maid. 2:04%. 1»08 -Hamburg Belle, 2:04%. 1307_-Sonorna Girl, 2:05%. 1906—0r0. 2:05%. UO.'i —Admiral Dewey, 2:04%. I'j'H— Tiverton, 2:04%. WEARS A CLOSE CROP The old days of the players with "football hair" have nassed. They p., longer have Yale locks to act as a pillow for the head when a gridiron ■ rash comes. As he gamboled around on the stadium turf In the final game. Charles BJickley was seen to h£ve a of the finest variety, with a . v close clipping all over. Briek doesn't depend rm his heavy shock of hnir to save him from injury, but . - thai for his headgear t<> do. He uses his head for other things besides a buffer. STICKING WITH IT L. W. NELSON "I'll win with ease," said Luke McGluke, And then he went into the ring To fight until the finish came With Jesse James, the lightweight king. The fourth round came and Luke McGluke Was holding on to save his skin. "I'll beat him yet," he stuttered to Reporters just outside the ring. The tenth arrived and Luke McGluke Was floundering upon the floor; "I'll beat him yet, he won by luck," And then the fight fans grinned some more. A week had passed and still McGluke Was not sure he was seeing right; Reporters came to interview, Said Luke, "I'll win next time we fight!" Federals Are Dangerous Warning to the Majors SAM CRANE It would be well for the national | commission, club owners and all those who are interested in baseball not to hold the Federal league too cheap. „ There were several National league magnates who felt safe in their own self-conceit as to their pre-eminence in baseball, and the Gibraltarlike de fense that the National league could place against all comers when they pooh poohed the contemplated assault of Ban Johnson and his American as sociation against the fortifications of the present baseball organization. The National league people were badly fooled. They underestimated the strength of their "upstart" rivals and failed to take due precautions, owing to having the false idea that they were so firmly intrenched in popular feeling and financial solidity that they never could be deposed from their permanency as the real and only organization in baseball. * The old fossils were so sure of the mate strength of their league that they even allowed Charles Comlskey to Install an American association team in Chicago, thinking, in their conservative obtuseness. that the ven ture of the new and unsophisticated minor leaguers would result in a dire failure. FORMED ENTERING WEDGE That advantage, gained without overmuch friction, was the entering wedge for the formation of the American league, the name adopted in place of the American association, the instant the young and vigorous new organization, headed by Ban Johnson, obtained its first foothold in a National league city. All that the shrewd Ban Johnson. Charley Comiskey and the followers needed and wanted was the foothold. They appreciated that the National league, father of the national game, as tney were pleased to call themselves and be called, was plodding along In an old fashioned way, satisfied with itself and the style of playing the game that had been in vogue since 1876. the year the old league was or ganized. Too much conservatism Is next door to decrepitude, and Ban Johnson and his bunch of huskies were fully aware of the stagnation that prevailed in the ranks of the National league mag nates, who In the simplicity of their old fogyism were satisfied to leave things as they were, thereby, with the denseness that is invariably associated with continued success, leaving just the opening that the young, vigorous and up to date promoters of the new American league wanted. INDIFFERENT TO PROGRESS Supinely indifferent to the inroads the new organization was making on the standard of baseball as adopted in 1876 and never altered, the American league's path to prominence was made easy ridiculously so, in fact, consid ering all the older organization had at stake. _ . „ But what could be expected from oldtime magnates like the Boston tri umvirs—Soden. Conant and Billings, who from 1876 to 1900 had the same ATHLETIC CHATTER It le to be hoped that the Olympic club will be able to see its way clear to accept the challenge of the Illinois Athletic club to have the middle western swimming champions come to this coast. A visit from such cham pions as Hebner, Raithel, McDermott, Perry. McGillvray. Roth and Handy weuld have as much a drawing power as Duke Kahanamoku. It Is not often we get an opportunity in this far west to measure "crawls' with the far east, and this Is a chance that snould not be overlooked. We do not nk e the talk of commercialism In connection with amateurism, but bringing this eastern team here would entail some «P« n " to be taken into consideration. There looks to be a good chance for the W°nged O to make both ends meet on such a proposition and that is about all the club wants out of ath letics. * * * Duke Kahanamoku Is out a house. The A A U. has ruled that no special complimentary prizes such as the Ulanders wanted to present Duke are egal from an amateur point of view. Duke can not accept any rophy higher than the stipulated value of MS as called for by the A. A. U. laws. luck. Duke, old boy; but just wait a Uttie. You are going to meet your match some day. and when your competition days are over it will be very nice to have that house pre sented to you. ich ka bibble then if they call you a pro. * * * Pat Donovan's 56 pound weight over the bar record of 15 feet 2% Inches has been accepted by the A. A. v. This is a new world's figure, and the popular local Irish lad is now looked on in the east as the greatest juggler of the 56 pound pill in the country. Pat also holds the world's record with the weight for height, but has vet to master the art of throwing it for distance. "With a little coaching there is not the least doubt that Don ovan can break the existing distance mark. * * * This boy Morton is a glutton for work. After winning the 10 mile road championship of Thanksgiving day, he jumped on a train and sped down to San Jose. There he entered a race from San Jose to Santa Clara, a distance of more than four miles. He placed fifth out of 1.1 starters, which was a remarkably good show ing after the strenuous race he had run a few hours before. * * * The new Century Wheelmen sre planning a winter cycle season. The first rare is scheduled as a midwinter five mile race, to be ridden at the stadium track December 21 and 23. Another event will be a hill climb, the dangerous stretch In Fill more street between Green and Broad-1 THE SAN FRANCISCO CAIX, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1913 stars and stripes floating from their flagstaff in center field for 25 years. Why, that ancient old glory was run down at the heels, frayed at the edges and as black as your hat from the smoke of years that the engines on the old Providence railroad blew into its folds. The fences, the stands on the old t*nion grounds in Boston were as much a disgrace as was that game and plucky old glory that tried so hard to live up to Its name. The conditions at Boston were a living example of how the entire National league had, by its supine overconfldence in its strength to hold the baseball public, overreached itself. FORCED TO ACCEPT TERMS Belated and, of course, futile ef forts were made to stem the tide of the more vigorous younger rival. Clubs of the American league wore Installed in other cities than Chicago. In Cleveland, St. Louis, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Detroit and finally in Bos ton and New York, the American league found foothold, and by fight ing every inch of the way, by signing National league players, the Ban Johnson organisation finally forced the National league to accept the improved situation and from a war to the death make terms. And since peace was declared the national game was never more pros perous. Tt has been proven beyond a doubt that there is room for two clubs in any big city. The rivalry established has forced both to obtain the best player talent that can be engaged, without regard to money expended. The entrance of the American league into the big league fold has been a distinct benefit to the game, artistic ally and financially. The Federal league has just as much moral right to "butt in" as had the American league, but the question arises whether the sport is rife for a third big league. Surely there is not room enough for three clubs In any one city, ut that should be open for those backers who are willing to take a chance. HARD FIGHT AHEAD The only way, though, the Federal league has a living chance to succeed is to do as the, American league did and sign players "of reputation who are not under contract. The new or ganization must fight Its way. Person ally, I do not think it can buck suc cessfully against organized baseball as is now so firmly established. And yet it has a moral and legal right to make the attempt. It will take more money than any visionary minded backer of the new league has any appreciation of. A mil lion dollars will be only a mere baga telle. Those players who may have the most courageous desire to cast their fortunes with the new third proposed league will be found to be the ones who know their existence in either the National or American leagues are very short. In other words, a bird In the hand is worth two in the bush. A whole flock, in fact, to my way of thinking. But what I think does not disrupt the Fed eral league in its incipiency. way being selected as the place for the test. A roller contest between riders of the Century and the Acme clubs will take place early in January. The Acme club has arranged a series of races on rollers for club members, the first race being scheduled for December 13. * * » New Orleans will get the 1914 A. A. U. track and field championships. This was practically awarded to the southerners at the A. A. U. meeting and a mail vote is all that is neces sary to ratify the action of the board of governors. No definite date has been set, but it will be about June or July. It is nice for the Pacific association to hear that any records applied for from this center are always passed without question. All records of late years from this coast have met with the approval of the A. A. U and com pliments have been handed the local record committee for its thoroughness of details in the blanks, its complete reports on the records and accuracy of everything concerned in the blanks. One thing the A. A. IT. can always rely on in connection with records from this association is that when an ap plication is made the one making the new mark must kliow right up to the rules and his performance is gone through the. most severe "acid tests." This is more than a lot of records in other parts of the country can boast of. Mr * * There was a time when the east looked upon anything done on this coast as either being Impossible of accomplishment or a fake. Those days are past now, though there are in some eastern sections still relics of this theory to be found. Of course the Dan Kelly record rankles in the marrow of the easterners, but even that record, from all that can be gathered from authentic sources, Is Just as good as Meredith's half mile mark, Kohlemainen's distance records or McGrath's hammer records. The whole trouble in the east has been a foolish and childish Idea that the easterners are the only people who know how to do things, or that the western officials are not on to their Jobs. It has taken us years to show the eastern Missourians, but me thinks our day of rejoicing is at hand. Thus says Walter Barnes, one of the best known eastern athletic crit ics, in the Boston Globe of Novem ber 22. "Templeton's ability as a hurdler, pole vaulter and broad jumper makes him a valuable man on the All-Amer- Ican tpam. As it is now constituted— Power, Templeton, Caughey ,and Park—the team ought to make a good showing tn any competition." RENSTROM CO. IN NEW HOME After several years In their location at the southwest corner of Van Ness and Golden Gate avenues, the Frank O. Renstrom company, coast distribu ters of Regal underslung and Kline Kars, are removing to a new home, not far distant, however, from the old location. Renstrom believes that the intersection of the two streets, at which he has been located for so long, is the real "heart" of gas row, or automobile row, as the automobile men dub It, and in making the move he still remains at Van Ness and Golden Gate. The new location is the building until recently occupied by the Pacific Kissel Car company (Standard Motor company), at the southeast corner of the two streets named. The sales room, right on the corner. Is admit tedly one of the finest In the city. Its large plate glass windows reach to the sidewalk and give an unob structed view to the interior. The Renstrom people believe that more prospective buyers congregate on this particular corner than at any other one spat in the automobile market place, and, quite naturally, they were reluctant to leave the neighborhood. SERVICE STATION The Renstrom shops, used car de partment and a part of their service station, have been placed in the building at the northwest corner of Van Ness and Golden Gate, while their salesroom and offices have been in the building at the southeast corner of the same two streets, which caused considerable travel back and forth, and in their new location all of their departments will be housed under one roof. The advantage of this is mani fest. It is the claim of the Renstrom concern that they carry everything for the automobile, and that they can repair any make of car from a Brush to a Pierce-Arrow. Their stock of Regal parts is large enough to build six complete cars, while in the smaller parts more generally in demand, they carry an imense stock. There is not such a thing as waiting weeks for parts for a Regal or Kline Kar. De mands for these parts can be supplied forthwith. It will be the intention to Increase the size of the supply and accessory department, which will occupy a sales room in the new location entirely sep arate from the large salesroom in tended for motor cars exclusively. Tires of all kinds and gas and oil as the leaders will be handled on an ex tensive scale. BEST MATERIAL "One thing we will not do," Ren tsrom says, "is to sell a cheap concoc tion of distillate and call it gasoline. Nothing but pure gasoline will be sold from our tanks. We have no intention of cutting the price on high grade gas. It can't be done success fully, and when it is done it compels the dealer to dilute his gas with dis tillate, and every motor car owner knows what that means. More trouble starting his motor than you can imag ine. No cheap gas for us. Nothing but the real stuff. "We have noticed a healthy increase in business in the last few weeks. Things are beginning to pick up, and we anticipate a good winter and a big spring business. Since we an nounced our new models we have been surprised at the number of inquiries for our line of cars. There never was a time when the underslung was more popular than right now. We are re ceiving orders every day from our out of town dealers, and in every part of the state business Is brightening up. "Our Model T light touring car is our most popular seller. It comes In either right or left hand drive. With or without Rushmore starter. We have a varied line, from roadsters to coupes, light touring cars and heavy touring cars, medium priced cars and high priced carß in the Klines. In short, we are equipped for big busi ness, and, believe me, we are going after it right." C. EICHELBERGER GETS TIRE AGENCY The Portage tire, a product of Ak ron, the home of many large tire fac tories, is making its debut In San Francisco this week under the guid ance of C. C. Eichelberger, one of the veterans of the tire industry on the coast and probably one of the best known of the members of the San Francisco tire fraternity. Eichelberger, who pioneered the Firestone tire Interests on the coast, has secured the western representa tion for the Portage tire and opens sales headquarters tomorrow in the new home in Golden Gate avenue at Hyde street. The new ooncern will be a distributing agency for the Por tage tires and Eichelberger will head the company. Eichelberger, who is very much pleased with the Portage tires, says: "While Portage tires are compar atively new to the public, yet they are constructed by the combined experi ence of an organization formerly con nected with five of the larger and best known tire factories and are the result of a combination of the best methods of construction, hence they are not an experiment and are new only in name. Portage tires not only have the combined proven points of merit of the others, gained by actual experience In tire construction from the inauguration of the bicycle up to the automobile and on to the present time, but have added individualities, such as the carcass being built on« ply heavier than the standard con struction, and 17% ounce Sea Island fabric. The rubber used is what Is known as straight compound stock, not containing any shoddy, that can be duplicated day in and day out, and the tires are cured with the latest equip ment (our entire factory and equip ment being new) in what is known as the press vulcanizer, under 1,600 pounds pressure to the square inch- CARRIAGE and AUTOMOBILE BUILDING REPAIRING and PAINTING 11610-12-14 Van Ness Avenue SOME NEW ARRIVALS - — — — — — — —- — — — -~ * i New Packard "2-38" phaeton. J. Wrightsman and his new Winton "Six," with new Rudge Whitworth wire wheels. New Pierce Arrow two ton worm driven truck just delivered to « San Francisco resident for use in his country home. NEW PROCESS OF PAINTING AUTOS The latest process in connection with the automobile trade to make its appearance in the local markets Is the new auto painting process for which the rights for the 11 Pacific Coast states have been secured by an Oakland firm, which is opening head quaflefs this week in Oakland. The new process Is a paint material manufactured by a secret process which enables the local house to paint I AUTOMOBILE I DEALERS and ACCESSORIES I ■ APPBRSON "JACKRABBIT" AUTOMOBILES C -—- -IS H. P.. 4 Cylinder Roadstere and Touring. Mt 4r > and 05 H. P., 6 Cyl. Roadsters and Touring. %^tmi^^^^^Cnj'^r 91,750 UPWARD. MYERS MOTORCAR CO., 1022 Geary near Via Neaa, San Francisco. Proepect 44. S - Beat Medium Priced Car Made. Fully Equipped. $1,125 #7/1 £/ F. O. B. San Franclaco. TFLEQfIL FRANK O. RENSTROM CO. _ v AN NESS and GOLDEN GATE ~ f Parle 6000 San Francisco ■ ■■■■a-B%A ((Aiu ii The Moat Completely Equipped Car on the II H 111 fir 1 11P I V American Market. HnUkHli SII HAVERS MOTOR CAR CO. UH II 111 l ill A H. E. DOVE. Manager IiniLIIU Ulfl «90 Van Neaa Aye. San Francisco _ S.OOO lba. Capacity. Unit Conatrnctlon. sKLaillnVlSniHt/a, ——■ /asm The Stronseat Guaranteed Car In the World. M. S. BILKLEV A CO., Fm- cHle Coaat Dlatrlbutcra, 690 Van Neaa Animai -r*i nr*rt baker & Hamilton, Diatrtbuter*, P 11111 111 I 111 l I 1 438-481 Brannan St.. San Franclaco, CaL SII if 111 h lIX T S Bernard L BIU, A at.. 54S Golden Gate At, S. F. JfllnbL I IfILJ "ss c s^x u "Everything But the Automobile." nillllfll fill Si I llfill Pad*" Coaat Dlatrlbutcra Lee Tire*. I'Llll HI LI II U ¥ I VII 111 loa Anaelra San Franclaco Seattle bHRNbLUn&LiIIW cTCiicwe niIRYFA s A E "^^SßE^lsfer a UlLlLllU UUII I Lfl y a> stut franclaco Pathfinder-Pacific Motor Car Co. (Inc) ■f I fl 1219-1129 Van Ness Avenue gdfiaßßh Til Franklin 1454 San Franclaco Direct Factory Branch, •a- f*aTMl/V».T OTV WINTON MOTOR CAR CO, wTNTOrr SIX v« .*st. Franklin 7350. San Franclaco " : 71 " 9900 ~ (nan* F. O. B. DETROIT r Carl Christenaen Motor Car Co. Erin? 507 GOLDEN GATE AYE.. The Senaatlonal Car Market 5025. SAN FRANCISCO. ■% m .i ■ a Automobile Supplies and Accessories bLU. I. lIIILLLJ IIU, AWg WMWM ■■«§ STUTZ MOTOR CARS ■ I AW Four and Six Cylinder Modela ■ 1 1 ■ M . A. B. COSBY MOTOR CO. %\mW W VmWkW m oWaf ISOO VAN NESS. SAN FRANCISCO 111 II ITT THE INCOMPARABLE WHITE TOURING CARS AND Ify HI Irj the white'company II II I I l» MARKET ST.AT VAN NESS AYE. MARKET 1709 a motor car In four days' time and at 25 per cent less cost to the owner than is possible with the old time way. The new material comes in all standard colors and Is impervious to water or acids. Likewise it is war ranted to stand a heat of 250 degrees'. The local company intends to open branches in 10 different California cities within a week or so. The new process is claimed to be far ahead of the regular painting process from both a wearing standpoint as well as from appearances. It drys In 10 to 12 hours after being applied. ONE WAY TO TURN NUTS When a nut or bolt Is In such a position that a wrench can not be ad justed to turn It, cut a slot In it with a hack saw and turn with a screw driver bit. CADILLACING POPULAR IN CAL. Two weeks ago sleighing In two feet of snow on the outskirts of Chi cago; last week Cadillacing amid the flower gardens of California, is the experience Rosalind Coghlan, the pop ular young actress, has enjoyed with in the fortnight. The day before she left for the coast a heavy snow fell in Chicago, and knowing she was coming west for a long tour and would not have the opportunity of enjoying a good, old time sleigh ride for many a day, she took advantage of the opportunity and looking up a sleigh went skimming over the snow. She arrived in California last week, and not having been here for several j years was amazed at the changes she found. Naturally, she longed to see the country, and one of Don Lee's 19i4 seven passenger touring cars was placed at her disposal. The first day she lounged com fortably in the tonneau with her pet poodle. As she rode she noted the quietness, entire absence of noise or feeling of any power strain. "The car seems to run itself," she explained as she was being whizzed out the boulevard. "Is it hard to operate a car like this?" The fair lady was first placed at the wheel. She was told to touch a button and push a pedal. Instantly the motor started. Dawson explained the purpose of the change from low to Intermediate and then to high. Miss Rosalind said she had ridden a bicycle and realized that the change in the size of the sprocket wheel on a bicycle made a difference in the speed of the bicycle. It was explained that the automobile gearing was on the same principle; that it was nec essary to start on the low and gradu ally work up to high, as the speed of the car Increased. The principle of the clutch conect ing the engine speed with the rear axle, thus transmitting the motion, was told in its simplest way and she was instructed in changing the speeds and shifting the gears while the car was standing. Then the mo tor was started and with the gears in neutral she was shown the man ner of speeding up the engine. Fif teen minutes after she took the wheel the car was moving and she had switched the gears. True, she did not do it like an old timer, but she accomplished it without mishap. In another 15 minutes she had made the change a number of times and had discovered that by pushing both feet the car could be stopped in a very short distance. She became confused several times, but In exactly 1 hour and 4 minutes she was able to operate the car without assistance. "I do not think I am an expert." she laughed, "but I really do not see why any woman can not drive a car like the Cadillac. Everything seems so easy and natural." €i/ t <f y UNDERSLUNG "CANT TURN TURTLE" REMOVAL NOTICE December 10th we will remove from our present locations, at the northwest and southwest corners of Van Ness and Golden Gate to the southeast corner of Van Ness and Golden Gate, directly across the street from where we now are. In our new location we will have the facilities to better care for the large business we have built up In the sale of Regal Motor Cars, and will, besides, have the advantage of concentrating our business all under one roof, sales rooms and offices, accessory and supply department, shop, used car department and service station. It will be our aim to furnish the same courteous attention and efficient treatment we have always supplied, not only to Regal owners, but to all motor car drivers. Our free air and a drink of water for your radiator are always at your disposal, together with advice as to how to get the best out of your car, regardless of whether it is a Regal or some other car. We wish to state here that we appreciate the patronage that has been accorded to us in the past, and if continued in the future we shall make even greater efforts to deserve your business. You know the Regal line of cars, the best ever, underslung, "can't turn turtle." Our new models are in. Call and see them. We handle tires and all kinds of supplies for your car. Special discount off while we are removing. You can get pure gasoline from our service station. We do not sell a cheap mixture of distillate, that compels you to crank your head ofT and causes engine trouble. You can never buy mixed gasoline and dis tillate from us. We won't handle it. With the assurance on our part that we want to give you the best always in service, high grade cars, supplies and accessories, and every thing for the automobile, we solicit a continuance of your patronage. REMEMBER THE NEW LOCATION! SOUTHEAST CORNER Van Ness and Golden Gate Aye. FRANK CO.Jnc CO A repainted motor car turned out of £•3 our shop is never a disappointment. J Li) We use the highest grade materials. ,>* r<& Employ only the most efficient i w And provide for the work the best 1 pi equipped paint shop in California. j § EQUIPPED FOR E O ur pla»t, the largest in the fe^f If West, is equipped for every kind u\ ,£rr- ~555 of work for ail makes of motor L> —""=k Garaging, repairing, (T} ffil r *w*D«ct ~~ rebuilding, overhauling, fe^ Resident Mgr. Joj 11 TRAINLOAD OF BUICKS HERE Now that the record breaking train load of Buicks Is here and mostly dis posed of, there are numerous defama tory rumors being circulated regard ing this gigantic shipment, says C. H- Howard, head of the Howard Automo bile company. Pacific coast distribu ters of Bulck cars. These rumors are mostly started by persons who have no idea or conception of the demand for autos in our territory, and I can readily imagine that to this class of people the bringing of 415 automobiles, valued at $522,374, to the coast In a solid trainload is an ab solute impossibility. Another class who are responsible for a certain per centage of these false reports is the man who has a limited amount of business experience and who imme diately jumps to the conclusion that the cars are shipped to us on con signment simply for the advertise ment which such a shipment derives. In the spring of 1912 when we brought three trainloads. each one larger than the last, to the coast in less than 60 days, these reports be came so persistent that to protect our good name we were forced to offer a $10,000 reward, payable to any charity designated by any one, prov ing that our trainload shipments wera not as stated. This offer is still good, and my suggestion to the man or woman who is in possession of facts proving these shipments to be other than represented is to claim the $10. --000 reward. The person who will take the trou ble to give this matter the slightest thought will see how absolutely fool ish it would be to misrepresent a shipment of this size. In the first place the records of the railroad com panies handling this shipment are open to the public at all times, and it is a matter of minutes only to look up the bill of lading and see whether the 415 Buicks which we claim were shipped is on record. In fact, the person looking this matter up will find that the shipment contained 416 Buicks, Instead of 415, and that the train was made up of 89 double decked cars, Instead of 88 as adver tised. This Increase in the size of the train was caused by the Buick fac tory not being able to load some of the cars as per our Instructions, and the one extra car was a truck chassis which we telegraphed for Just before the train left. The folly of bringing a shipment of this size to the coast simply for ad vertising purposes will be apparent to any one when the cost of such a shipment Is taken into consideration. In the first place the freight alone on the trainload from Flint to San Francisco is more than $40,000. Then there is the Item of interest on an investment of more than half a million dollars. To this expense it ts necessary to add several thousand dollars to cover the cost of double decking the freightcars in order to load the machines two deep.