KI'MMr, OC-MHITIt 12. 1919.
NEWS OF THE AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY
II MILLIONS OF
TIRES NEEDED li
SPICKING AND SPANNING
BY E. F. HALLECK, M. E.
U.S. EVERY YEA
Aggregate of Billion Dollars
Spent Annually to Put
"Shoes" on Motors.
TTASITINTTTON. Ort 11 - "Tivrnt v-
!ght million tlrs ar now y.-irly
nfCPMiry to equip th fi'-H zor
automohllf and motor tru-k in u
in th United Stnt. To this J-houM
b a.idM not than 12.00'O0
trior tlrf, for many vehicle? nccum
ulata ml'eure to such nn extent thnt
second pet of pho 1 nrcsrirv.
to pay nothing of the thousands of
"Forty million tlr and thHr In
nr tuh'H At nn vprap co-U of ?2"
rlvrs R total tiro Mil of $1.000.000.
000 a fairly lidy annual expendi
ture for rotl travel and tr;inportn
tion. Hence it is hish time to pny
a little moro attention to the effect
of th various road surfaces on the
motor vehicle inMe:i of considering
only the dirnntre by the m,tnr ve-hi-cle
to the road." Viyn M. O. Klei
riehe, director of ronds of the
American Automobil noel:ttion.
"You can sen reel y pick tip n paper
without jeelns?' in it something about
how and why the fast moviru: pa
n?rer car and the loaded motor
truck damage the road, and. n you
read on you r.ot how the writer
proposes to d?in a highway to
' withstand these effeefp. and how
speed and weights should be limited,
and how the cost burden should be
Few nmllie Difference.
"Few of those, who disensa trans
portation questions pive thought to
the fact that our T.OOO.Ofto motor
ears which require annually 2.000,-
ftOfk tiros, exclusive of rc-newaR
create a problem: r.sme-ly, bow fast
will thes tires wonr out on each
type of road surface? Compare for
Instance, th Hmooth resilience of
Fifth av. with the rouh. critty. and
flinty surfaces so often encountered
on country roads and try to lmarrino
what a tidy sum in tire bills would
b saved if w could '11 travel on
avenue surfaces. The paving- In tire
costs a!one. would pay the dlTerenC"
in construction In many Instances.
"Houi much does the road surface
Kovrn the amount of proline re
quired by the motor vehicle? This
is an Imporrnnt and timely question,
for riffht now serious minds rue
worrying over the future of power
sources for motor cars. No conclu
sive testa have been made on all
types of road under absolutely uni
form conditions and with disinter
ested motives. Such data ns ha"
been assemble,! shows that road sur
faces offer tractive resistance run
ning sll th wnv from ."00 lbs. or
more per ton for sand and loose
crael to 20 11". and less for the
b.?t rrades of smooth hard sur
"The tests, however, should be
stnndardixed and mad authoritative
so we can tell whether the pa vi n it
in tire and pas and car and encine
Justify a chinpe In type r a modi
fication of th conception that the
road and not the vehicle is the prin
It would raise the hair on th
.ad of a coachman accustomed to
the rare of highly polished body
surfaces to see ;L chauffeur or own
r att.fk the body of an automobile
with hot water, soup and scrubbing
brush. V t this is done every day.
ur American cars, despite the fact
that they are produced in quantity,
are noted for their beautiful arid
lastirip !ir:i-h. The bodies even on
medium prio.-d cars po through
fiuu i r, to 20 operations in th'
paint shop in .?der to put on a hi-h
hr.i-h ar:d a line, durable lustre. In
telligent care v.-ill prsere that fin
ish for a lonp time, while car'devs
i.ess in washing and fhrininp will
shorten its lastinp qualities mate
rially. The rubber hose commonly used
in parages is perhaps the best meth
od of eleaninp the lower portions of
the car, such as the who Is. axles,
frame, mudpuards. etc. but unless
used carefully it is positively in
jurious when us.-d iiit tiie body .nd
finished surface. The force with
which the streun of water strikes
the varnish causes the sand and
prit adherinp to the body to be driv
en into the poli-hed surface, destroy
ing its brilliancy, and no amount of
polishinp and rubbinp will restore
its former lustre. For washinp it is
bes to use cold or tepid water, and
if you pref. r the hose, let the wa
ter flow without a preat ileal of
polish can be made up at home by
mixinp the following inprr dients:
Turpentine, l pallon; oil of citron
'11a. o 1-1' ounces; paraffine oll, 1
pint; oil of cedar. 1 1-2 ounces.
Another scheme is to use a mix
ture of boiled linseed oil and tur
pentine, applying it sparingly, ar.d
rubbing .''bsolutely dry. The use of
these body polishes will restore the
appearance of even an old car to ;
decree of brightness that will please
Iut Molialr Tops.
fabrics can be
success on this
dusted and brushed off. I'anta
', suf tops and tops made of similar
; material: are best cleaned with a
sr. ft brush dipped in water to which
! a little ammonia has been added.
Afterwards rub dry. Never at
tempt to clean the top or the cur
tains with either paoline or kero
sene. Io nft fohl the top at any t js a pood plan to put a little com
FRANKLIN COMPANY I
TO SPEED PRODUCTION;
YHACrsn, X. Y.. Oct. 11. Con-,
'Termors aiming to bring the full!
pressure of factory and dealer sales j
organizations to bear in making the.
. sea.-. n o: l i i xne rupcesr. in
the history of the Franklin Automo
bile 'o. are being held with en
thusiastic success In widely separ
ated parts of the country.
The total number of meetings
mapped out to date is four, with two
.'uready concluded. K. Arermati,
: sales manager, and Ilu-h 11. Good
:hait, advertising manager, met the
j dealers of the Metropolitan district
at the Hotel Commodore. .v York.
The conference followinc the deal
er's luncheon resulted in a mutual
i understanding of the policy that is
perfect j to j,ro,ueo and market IS, 0 0-0 cars
aso- j for jYanklin during the year.
line and benzine have a tendency tot Tne sinie factory representatives 1
spread rather than to remove the I later went into Western I'ennsyl
preaso spots, and moreover, they j vania or a conference of similar na
always leave a ring which shows : ture at Pittsburg.
quite plainly where the cleaning! The southern dealers will meet at
liquid has been applied. If used, the Hutel Adolphus at Dallas, Texas,
dltions. and withstands both heat
and cold; having no oil in its make
up it does not pick up or hold dust
readily. To remove ordinary dust,
beat cushions and hacks lightly with
stock or parpet bt iter; then remove
dust with a whi-k broom or brush:
the modern vacuum clt-ar.er can he
used to goou advantage in tnis ser- -vice.
(Irease or oil may be removed ;
by the application of a solution of ;
Ivory soap in warm water, applying!
the solution with a woolen cloth. I
As a matter of fact, any of the ap-j
Mohair tops should frequently be i proved methods of cleaning woolen
time until it has become thoroughly
diy, because any moisture remain
ing in the folds will riot have a
chance to dry out and will cause
mildew, besides rotting and making
the top leaky and unsightly with
spots. When a car is not to be used
for some time, it is best to open up
the top. a id if it is likely to pet
dusty, better c -Ver the cap down
with a mt.slin cover or with patent
paper cois. whle can be had at
reasot able cost. Io not use gaso
'ine in cleaning 'father upholstery.
Plain water with a little ammonia
the dirt and a
a clean woolen
or tlannel cloth will do the rest.
For still more -careful treatment use
regular leather dressing. oT which
the market affords a never-ending
Don't I'so Acid Solution.
Do not use an acid solution in
cleaning upholstery. Cloth is prac
tically not affected bv climatic con-
MME. MELBA PURCHASES '
HER SECOND FRANKLIN
FOSTON. Mas.. Oct. ll. Mme ,
Nellie Melha. probably the most ;
widely known prima donna now j
alive, has Just purchased her second
Franklin c?.r, p'.K-inr the order with
the Franklin dealership V. v. '
throujrh har A. Fl!i. wh is
MeJb.Vs Atr.c-.-ic.ir. agent The car!
i a touring model and is to hav
a. fine white pencil stripe around i
the bcdy about three Inches from th.:
top and exterdc 1 around the cowl
and back. The operatic star's ini-:
tials will be plo-'d m white -r 1 1 t f
on the two rear doors. !
The car will be shipped direct
frorrr the Franklin factory at Sra
cus to Iordon. Frur.. where Mmc '
Melba now m kos her home.
Mme. Mriba's r.rr-t car was a'
Franklin Sdan. pur hi-;. ,', wh ui she'
wap on tour in Australia in 1 1 '. . It
wan shipped from ian l'r.i r. ;s -o
and has sren a gr at deal of service. ;
Mme. Mclba. is so phased witii it.
iti fact, that she s-nt to th:-- i ,:rlry
for a model of the san-.e ,r rather
than purchase any of the- i'.n-:'!.-makes.
FACTOR IN TRUCKS
Premature Wear Caused by
Lack of Oil Brings
Truck operators are pivinp more
.Hbl line e attention to the proper
care and lubrication of their trucks,
barr.ip.r fr"m exi'erience that this
attentionmrar.s added years of ser
vice f profitable operation, accord
ing to Hob. i t V Patter., truck sales
inr il-it f the Fieri o-Arrow Mo
tor 'ar Co.
"No tru' or p'sseuer car whose,
lubrication ne:b tcd will give '
s at.sf.(, mi" mvs Mr. Fatten. "Pre-,
mature v, :v will result in multiply-,
. . 1 . 1 111 - .1:
tro-i !s ami r.ntii.v win seuo
CLEVELAND SIX TO
APPEAR HERE THIS WEEK
The Cleveland one of the row - !
st cars in the autonud ',, world., is !
expected t make its a p p a ;, r. ee -n !
the South IUnd motor market this
t w i
eb.i. h- to th" scrapb.eap year
re it should l.ac ceased its
-i in example of what cor.scien-
.are will do. the Pierce-Arrow
points to the experience of the
de-.- F.i.le I. eve! Co of New
C ::. For s years a t've-
:e -c - A r r-.w truck, iiperated ly
F. I Men
can re, a
handle the Cleveiatel along with, the ,
'.Totordom's bitc-t nr );,-- b. m j
ready for a'n. -t three ,-rs. i u; its
production has b en held hick be- I
cause cf the rar. Th car is- ,-ir.z j
manufacture i b
Automobile o in a
-rir.c over seven and ::-
of Heer spice.
The Ch vlar.d is
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CT. - e
- t o . r- a c '
: t. ir-
s tra e'.e.
of the tl...
, f s t e e i ir
r. e W p
' f a '.- r s
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four types of l od;.', the tour:: a v
the roadster, the se, i.-,r a vi ih
coupe. All of the models ar-
pleasing design, trim ar.-I :.r.;-li.
daily has hauled
!f horses. No one
ost throuch me
1 rr.rc'" miles, and
e in low gear. b
r.i d s and much
ard work, carbon hi b-er imoved ,
from the engine just or.ee. Thf .
ics i.-VMi ivi;;es i r,
t rue !: ne er has r,ee,je.i a genera' .
o - hau lire
"We attribute the e. ep; ioralb j
tood and c, ui t in uou s scri- rartl-
to tt.e quality of the trm k and'
;..rt to th.e (arful att.r.tion P
! vj, itnui," savs A YV. Stanle; j
, ;, "The motor ..ts never rut- i
force behind it. Do not direct tin
stream of water too strongly against added will remove
the wheel bearings, since moisture brisk rubbing with
is apt to enter them, causing them
to rust and storing up trouble which
will develop at a future date. Where
no hose is available, an ordinary
garden sprinkling can is just the
thing. Soften the dirt and wash it
off completely with one or two more
sprinklings; then dry the surface
with a soft sponge. Still better,
have two sponges, one for the run
ning gear, which usually collects
considerable oil. grease anal dirt
and one for th' body, hood, top of
the mudguards, etc.
Soak Wafer Out of I it ,ss.
Take tare to soak the water out
of all recesses where it might cause
rust, as this will cause peeling of
the finirl in short order. And for
th t-imfe reason, never store the car
in a f table or barn where there Is
likely to be ammonia fumes, as the
metal parts of the body will soon he
gin to rust and the appearance of
the cur will suffer quickly ami ap
preciably. When the surface has
been thoroughly dried, polish with
a piece of chamois. Many owners
use a mixture of cylinder oil and
kerosene, which they apply to the
body, rubbing it dry Immediately
afterwards. When it is necessary
to clear the radiator spaces of ac
cumulated mud. the best plan is to
Hush the radiator from the rear. In
that way. if you manipulate the
hose oan'fullv. you will avoid get
ting water into the m.ar.neto. which
is apt to become short-circuited
due to the pr seuce of moisture. The
same applies, of course, to the igni
tion unit on c.iis employing the bat
tery ignition system.
A much recommended body
mon salt in the liquid. This has
the effect of making this ring less
evident. Any good brass polish will
work successfully on the brass and
nickel trimmings. All these prep
arations contain some tine abrasive,
for which reason care must be tak
en not to let the polish come in con
tact with the varninshed body sur
faces. Nickled trimmings should
be rubbed over with an oily rag;
that will end to keep them bright
You will have little occasion for
cleaning the lamp reflector because
the modern electric lights do not
cause soot. Now and then, how
ever, it is well to carefully blow out
any dust which may have collected
on the reflecting surfaces. Then
dip a small piece of absorbent cot
ton in alcohol and lightly wipe overt
the surface always from back to j
front, and always in the same direc
Oct. 15. In addition to S. H. Acker-I
man and II. H. CJoodhart, Ralph;
Murphy, chief engineer of the j
Franklin company will make the j
trip. The factory party then jumps j
to the coast for a conference at '
San Francisco Oct. 2 2.
AMERICAN CAR AND
TIRES WIN CONTEST
In two recent hill-climbing con
tests in Spain nil records were shat
tered by an American car equipped
with the tires of the United States
Tire Co. Officially timed by the
Royal Spanish Automobile club, this
car, a Puick, climbed to the top of
the Leon at a rate of 30 miles an
hour, and shot up to the Perdices at
SI miles an hour. The driver was
The largest reinforced concrete
arch today is the Risorglmento
bridge across the Tiber at Rome,
with a span of 32 S feet.
100,000 More This Year
THIS shows the
A desire for a car
that has proved its
worth in many lati
tudes and many longitudes.
A liking for the long run
the tires give, for the defi
nite and extended mileage
from gas and oil.
A fondness for a car that
expresses reliability in a
most decisive way.
This year, more than any
before, the 300,000 idea
behind the Maxwell has in
creased in public favor.
. And as a result less than
Mi'l mi I II ot ttrtl
60 of those seeking
a Maxwell will be able
to have one.
J00,000 one - third
as many as are in ex
istence today are
being built this year.
That means one every 1 Y2
minutes of the working day.
These new post war fea
tures, which have classified
it as the Post-War Maxwell,
are well spoken of every
where. That's but one
reason why the drift is to
Compare it point for point
with any car under $1200
and you will more readily
The gigantic wa'l whi- h
are building across the er.tr. !?.-.
the iUJiier '.- Will
miies long ar.d 2Zj Ittt wiit at aa
1 t e r a. r.'i
, ' o e s today
The Fl, !
s e n t d m
man - Co.
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c, -Arrow ;s now repre
So :th. IVr.fi by H. Paul- I
of C,:, a in, w ith Fred II
Wendell as the local manacle.
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THE 60 H. P. BIG-SIX
A CAR of attractive and artistic design with
a 60-horsepower motor always within your
control, perfectly balanced chassis of re
markable solidity, 126-inch whcelbase, insuring
generous body proportions, genuine hand-bufiod
leather upholstery, outside and inside door
handles. Gypsy top with plate glass windows,
curtains opening with doors, glove box and exten
sion light in tonneau, silver-faced jeweled clock,
magnetic speedometer, 33 x4U-inch cord tires.
. o. b. Detroit
The Studebaker Corporation of America
' Retail Factory Branch
Lafayette at South Street
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JLL-d W Xi--
IP I T 12 H2 17 ID) $ S T3 f W
UJjDLi D ii Jhs,
All Common Stock
Fully Paid and Non-Assessable
The stock of the above company will he offered for sale for SHORT TIME ONLY, c $
75rr of its par value. J
THEREFORE YOU CAN BUY m :.
One share for $ 75.00 Worth $ 100.00 !j
Five shares for 375.00 Worth 500.00 j
Ten shares for 750.00 Worth 1000.00
This offer holds GOOD ONLY until fifty shares, or $5,000.00 worth of stork h, i.r- :i
sold and paid for.
The company will SELL MORE than fifty shares of its stock, but the future pri- o u :i
be $ 1 00.00 per share OR MORE.
NOW IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO INVEST. j
WHY invest YOUR MONEY in some OTHER CITY or STATE? j
WHY NOT INVEST YOUR MONEY IN HOME INDUSTRY and BOO.-T YOUR
OWN COMMUNITY? )
Place YOUR MONEY where you can watch it, and WATCH IT GROW. jj
The Indiana Cord Tire Co. manufactures an INNER-TIRE of unusual merit. 1
The company NOW has an aderjuate leased building thoroughly equipped for mam:! or-
turins THEIR PRODUCT.
Will build a new building next spring in South Bend or Mishawaka. s
The MONEY YOU INVEST NOW will b used for buying rubber material for m r.u-
facturing and pay for labor, etc.
The CORD-INNER-TIRE has been TRIED OUT and PROVEN to be a great success.
CALL at OUR FACTORY and let us show you the CORD-INNER-TIRE and let us :j
EXPLAIN OUR PROPOSITION more FULLY. WE are sure YOU will be INTERESTED. J
If you cannot find time to call on us, WRITE US. or CALL US on the ph one and some $
member of our firm will call on you. jj
INDIANA CORD TIRE COMPANY j
317 N. MAIN ST., MISHAWAKA, IND. Phone Mish. 147. li
R. W. THOMAS, President. A. A. PETERSON, Treas. and Gen. Mgr.
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