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jaffic Alibis re Standardized v Detroit Court traffic court, who oueht to be ex perts, have listed these alibis as "standard" for traffic violators: Parking in prohibited area: j "Somebody pushed my car in front of that hydrant." Intoxicated driver: "Just two ; beers was all, judge." Failure to appear on schedule to pay tine: "1 gave the money to a friend who said he paid it." Speeding: "1 guess my speed . <s< ometer must hp wrong." Failure to observe a stop sign: "I'm a stranger in that part of town and didn't know the sign was there." One-armed driving: "We be came engaged only last night." Failure to pay fine: "I'm out of work, but I've got a job prom- i ised me and can pay you to- I morrow." b Failure to have operator's li- i cense: "I was driving around the block for a friend." Driving the wrong way on a one-way street: "The sun was be hind a cloud so I couldn't tell what direction I was going." Electric feeding machines are ised in Alsace to make geese fat er and produce more "pate de oie gras," Alsatian liver paste lelicacy. USE GLASS SPRINGS IN SCALES TO ASSURE WEIGHT ACCURACY SCHENECTADY, N. Y., Junt; 2.—(UP)—Scales with springs of spun glass arc used In General Electric company laboratories to record changes in the weight of materials under varying atinos CONGRATULATIONS E. J. THOMAS and the THOMAS MOTOR CO. and J. II. REABEN Distributor for THE TEXAS COMPANY |our new plant and station reflect your confidcncc in the Hendersonville community. MNliK CO. |q7 North Main St. s OUR CONGRATULATIONS TO THE THOMAS MOTOR COMPANY and J. II. REABEN in their new home—where they are better prepared to serve their customers. WHEN YOU NEED LEAN wc arc prepared to serve you promptly—with just the RIGHT COAL for every need. Call us. PHONE 70 S PRESS congratulates THOMAS MOTOR CO. and J. H. REABEN | OIL CO. | on the completion and occupancy of their fine new home and station. Wc arc proud of the fact that we number these pro gressive firms among our many satisfied customers. r i| Chief Figures in Automotive Change J. H, REABEN Distributor for Texaco Product# E. G. THOMAS Head of well known Thomai Motor Co. pheric conditions. The springs, tiny threads spun from fused-quartz and shaped in to coils, indicate differences as minute a. 1-28,000th of an ounce. Quartz was chosen for the su persensitive weifrhinj* apparatus because it does not corrode or lose temper when subjected to mois ture or high temperatures. Filaments for the springs are drawn from fused-quartz rods healed tn 3,000 degrees Fahren heit. The threads, about six-one thousandths of an inch in diam YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND OPENING OF OUR New Modern Home-Saturday, June 4 FREE HOSIERY To each lady customer: j One pair ladies' fine, full - fashioned Silk j Hosiery free with the j sale of 10 gallons of j (; A S 0 L I N E ON OPENING DAY, JUNE 4th J *nV portion of 10 gallons may j be delivered later. FREE TO CHILDREN: Chief Hats and Balloons NEW HOME AT MAIN STREET AND SEVENTH AVENUE **r Covers More Ground Than Any Garage and Service Station in North Carolina TWENTY-FOUR HOURS EVERY DAY • Firestone Tires and Tubes • United States Tires & Tubes • Battery Service • Garage Service • Wrecker Service • Fireproof Storage • Body Repairs • PaintShop • Modern Lubricating Equipment • Efficient Washing Equipment * Delco Batteries * Parts and Accessories • Texaco Products • Authorized Buick Service * Authorized Pontiac Service * Authorized CMC Truck Service HOKE of the and AUTOMOBILES and GM£ GENERAL MOTORS Trucks and Trailers SUPER SERVICE JMB A growing business and a bright outlook prompted is to occupy larger and more modern quarters that might more efficiently serve our customers. VISIT M MODERN HOC We invite you to attend our opening Saturday and inspect our entire plant and observe our facilities for serving you most promptly and satisfactorily. [THOMAS MOTOR CO. E. G. THOMAS, Manager Home of Buick and Ponliac Automobiles and General Motors [rucks and tollers ^ Corner »f Main St. and 7th Ave. eter ,are reheated and then wound into coils about one inch long with 50 to 80 turns to the inch. Measuring moisture absorption of fibers is one of the uses of the springs. This feat is accom plished by saturating the fiber with water vapor, and then weigh ing the fiber in a vacuum. The water absorbed is noted in the stretch of the quartz spring. MOTOR BILL IS OVER 10 PCT. OF U S. INCOME Survey Shows Cost In Nation Rises To V/i Billion Dollars By FRED BAILEY United Press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, June 2. (UP) —American motorists spent ap proximately $7,500,000 — more than ten per cent of the rtational income—last year on their auto i mobiles, statistics compiled by the Bureau of Public Roads disclosed. The largest item—approximate ly $3,500,000—was for purchas es, accessories and repairs. Thert was more than 28,000,000 motor vehictesl—one for every five per sons—in the United States on January 1 of this year. Gasoline was the second larg est expense, totaling approximate ly $3,000,000,000, of which near ly $1,000,000,000 went to states and the federal government in gasoline taxes. StaLe taxes gasoline taxes. The state taxes amounted to $761,998,000 and iuuui ai laxes tu 350 MILLION IN FEES Registration and inspection fees totaled approximately $850,000, 000, all of which was collected by states and cities. Personal prop erty taxes probably added $50, 000,000 to the total cost although no exact data was available on that. InsranceJanother item on which no data was available—was be lieved to have cost motorists an additional $150,000,000. Traffic fines porbably added $25,000,000 to $50,000,000 to the total cost of automobile operation. Assuming an average of sixteen miles per gallon of gasoline, mo torists drove nearly 200,000,000 miles last year. That estimate did not include 650,000,000 gallons used in farm tractors and station ary engines and exempt from the state taxes. Travel by automobile is in creasing, the bureau report show ed. Consumption of gasoline last year was 1,460,000,000 gallons greater than in 1936, an increase of 7.6 per cent. UA^ULinL I AAbJ GO HIGHER State gasoline taxes in 1937 were $70,578,000 greater and .the federal taxes increased $14,605, 000 over 1936. During the year four states increased the tax rate by one cent a gallon, bringing the average rate for the United Stat es from 3,85 to 3.91 cents a gal Ion. Rates of the tax ranged from two cents a gallon in the District of Columbia to gevent- cents in Florida, Louisiana and Tennessee. Only two states showed decreases in gasoline tax income laftt year. They were Nebraska and Tennes see. Sttaes reporting the largest in comes from gasoline taxes were: New York, $61,915,000; Pennsyl vania, $55,720,000; California, $46,624,000; Ohio, $46,538,000; Texas, $41,678,000; Illinois, $36, 266,000; Michigan, $29,430,000; Indiana, $23,497,000; North Car olina, $23, 393,000; Florida, $22, 466,000. ARGUE IN EONS PALO ALTO, Cal. (UP)—Pal eontologists and geologists have a remarkable latitude in which to disagree. N. L. Taliaferro of the University of California argues that recent researches place the creating of the San Andears fault of California, one of the greatest earth rifts in the world, at about one million years ago. Other au thorities placed it at 55,000,000 years ago. At the village of Rattvik, Swe den, there is an interesting church service which can be attended only by persons over sixty. REABEN GIVES CONSTRUCTION INFORMATION Building at 7th And Main Has 20,000 Square Feet of Floor Space Formal opening of Henderson ville's largest automotive sales «nd service plant, and said to be the largest in Western North Carolina if not in the state, will be held Saturday, June 4 The plant, situated at Main street and Seventh «v«nue, has been occupied by the Thomas Mo tor company under lease from J. H. Reaben, and a cordial invita tion is given the public to inspect it at any time Saturday or Satur day night. As an opening day at traction, a pair of ladies' full fash ioned hose will be given away with each ten gallons of gasoline sold. Fire Chief caps and bal loons will be ready for the chil dren. In addition to Buiek and Pon tiac automobiles and G. M. C. trucks, for which the Thomas Mo-* tor company has been agent for several years, petroleum products of the Texas company and tires and other accessories of the Fire stone Tire company, for which Mr. Reaben is distributor in three counties, will be featured . The new plant, with 20,000 square feet of ground floor space and half an acre of steel trusses overhead, contains a glassed-in office from which every activity in the building can be seen, re pair shop, storage room, stock and show room, a covered drive way 40 x 100 feet in size, and other departments. The building has a frontage of 150 feet on Main street and 140 feet on Sev enth avenue. It was designed in the modernistic motif, and with solid white stucco walls, relieved by bands of green enamel in an artistic arrangement, is striking in effect. The entire construction is of brick, steel, concrete and stuc Situated at.the intersection of two federal and state highways, the large automobile exhibition salon is one of the finest in the state. For the opening, Mr. Thom as had shipped several of the lat est models of Buick and Pontiac cars. . The , extensive service station is entirely under cover and suf ficiently large to service several cars without interference or wait ing. The latest appliances and facilities are being installed for alemiting, washing and polishing of cars. North of the sales department and service station and almost di rectly in the center of the great structure, is the immense storage department, where nearly one hundred cars can be stored com fortably. It is entirely clear of post*, and extends back more than 135 feet from Main street, which provides a wide entrance to this section. The entire north section, front ing on Main street and extending back fully 135 feet to the wide alley, i» being outfitted with ev ery modern equipment and facil ity for complete garage service, electrical and battery service with experts in charge of each divi sion to provide prompt and ef ficient service to patrons. Being a fireproof structure, one of the most important features was the great amount of steel beams ana trusses furnished by the Dave Steel company of Ashe ville. It was stated during the construction that probably more steal was used in this structure than in any one-story building in the state. Many thousands of brick were used in the walls, although none of them showa, since they are cov ered with stueeo. Practically 3,000 square yards of roofing material were required to cover the struc ture. PASTOR MARRYING 1000 COUPLES OFFERS CODE ON MARRIAGE PITTSBURGH, June 2. (UP)— Dr. Bernard C. Clausen, who mar ried 1,000 couples as pastor of the First Baptist church here, ,has drawn up "ten commandments for marriage" as follows: 1. Simplify your life. Get along with m« little money as possible. Spend less than you earn. 2. Set aside time for quiet to gether. Do not let life tire you out. Manage ypvr hours. 8. Never let a lie last an hour between you. 4. Quickly forgive. 5. Share all joys and disap pointments. Do not protect each other from bad news. 6. Cultivate complete candor and frankness. 7. Know everything you can learn about life together. Read books, consult the experts. Ignor ance is not innocence. 8. Audit the books together. Marriage is a financial partner ship and allows no fiscal secrets. 9. Never thfnk of marriage as tentative. It ii your career. Make it a lifetime project. 10. Base it on religious fellow ship. Mixed marriages fail only be cause they lack unity of religious life. I have never seen a couple come to gHff who were consist ently and unitedly busy in" § sin gle church. Balaam of Peru, mi important pharmaceutical vrodnct, is obtain ed from a tree that grown only in ;he Refuhlie of EI Salvador.