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GASOLINE : SUPPLIES !" INCREASE i Oasoltne supplies «rr lncr«<s»ing nationally ami on the I'aciflt* .tml, «t according to tturrau of Minrs figures and the American IVtroleum Institute. f The bogey of shortage ts being * dispelled bjr the official reports » which show that during April, the latest month for which there are flgum. production of gasoline was I,lit,|}l gallon* ahead of the d» rnand Couumptlon was 1511.113 * gallons. whfr»»» output wan 11.411. >4l gallon* Rfwnr» utivka increased # to •tS.K&Z tit gallons, wlhch showed • a considerable gain on the .\larvli I figure of C«.)ts.o4« gallon* In r» I jmrr*- States on the I'aclflo coast have Ir been suffering shortage In spits of | the general plentltude. hecsuss of B local conditions. Thla aituatlon la I passing. The American Petroleum Institute report* "No expense or » •Cfort to provide sufficient |wolln« to supply th» I*acific coauit demands la being spared" Artoiu. Nevada and eastern parts •f Orsgoti and Washington are be ln« supplied to some extent from th» mid-continent and Wyoming fMda. Practically all thla buslnem «aa supplied last year from C&lifor ■l*. Improved refining processes are W*( Introduce,! |n ths California fl»ld. which will greatly Increase pWlkUIUet of output In that ter ritory within a few months Many fields ars getting only IS to 11 per from cruds. With ths boat •racking machinery this percentage tM to at least doubled. Some fields (Oft Ola 40 per cent of gasoline from ||g. During the preaent emergency Ps parts tram Pacific ports are being , Jkopt town to I per cent of the total ln l*tl the exports from :? tto Pacific ports were 11 per cent mt ths production In that region. Won ths above figures the quss tion: "Is the production of fuel oil MMMir The answer Is unques NOMINEES' STORY ON if BILLBOARD B) 11 h not only ancient history S' Which Is written on the big historical I bulletin boartt* which hava been C ' plsod along tha nation's highway* fetjlf .111* United Stated lira company Bk to Inform tha traveling motorist of HHlfc* points of Interest In hla Journey. Sjk Foar boar da recently erected gtvc ¥ information concerning the nominees | at tha republican and democratic Q 1 yrttM (or president and vine pre*! ||; At Marlon. Ohio, on* of the big ♦ history books haa a page reading as » follows; j "Marlon la tha home of Warren -A <l. Harding, who started In Uf* aa a , ■ printer** darll and roae to United [•- Mateo senator from Ohio, now being . tha republican nominee for the . presidency " At Northampton. Masa the page mt history aay* "Northampton Is Ui* home of Catrln Coolldge, who waa elected |Wll nor of Maasachusetts by the largest vote aver recorded for that f oAos, and Is now the republican \ . wmtim for vice president." The bulletin devoted to Governor Om ■Ulei: " Trail's End.* neaV Dayton. Ohio, Is tha home of James M Cox. gover nor of Ohio for three term* who be gan life as a newaboy and I* now the 4*r*ocr*tlc nominee for the presl tjney of the United States." Tha painted display concerning » Franklin D. Roosevelt placed near Jv FMghksepsle. N. Y.. records: "Near PotJghkeepele is Hyde park. Mrthplaca and summer hom* of f Franklin D. Roosevelt, democratic nominee for the vice presidency, whose official career haa been like that Of Theodore Roosevelt." ll* lateat production In modern ; "Bis engines" have motordrlven • pump* installed to deliver <OO gal lons of water a minute. • WHti per rent of surface*! roads. Indiana has the greatest per rentage of Improved highways of 1 any state In the Union. j Storage and handling of gasoline I ft*- been placed under state regula by the Bureau of Fire Protec- In Pennsylvania. in china the old rlty wall* of Tan ton mro being raxed and wide high- I ways are to be built on their site j> tor automobile traffic. <|fc« history of the motor track ■ntedate* the passenger automobile. "Flying Peanut," Smallest Practical Auto in World; 100 Miles an Hour * Robert Br erne, millionaire sportsman of New York and Long IsUin/l, driven the smallest practical automobile in the world. The "Flying Peanut," an he calls it, is equipped with a, powerful airplane motor capable of sending it along at 100 tnHes an hour. The little racer is only slightly more than set en feet in length. Mr. Breese is seen here out for a spin on. the beach at Southampton, L. I. Automobile department J AUTOMOBILES. TRUCKS, ACCESSORIES., ifl TRAILERS AHb TftA*tOß-3 US, ERNST HARDWARE COMPANY RECEIVES CARLOAD MAXOTIRES A Roosevelt road, lined with memorial tree*. la tha lateat plan for the perpetuation of the former preid dent'a memory. II ha» been pro poaed by Charlea la l"ack, president of the American Forestry aaaorla tlon. who haa alao Bought the co operation of automobile aaaocluliona Tha Pennsylvania state conatab ulary are coming off their fine horse* and will hereafter police the etate on motorryclea. Thla became known when a contract waa recently awarded to a motorcycle manufac turer for "0 of hla lateat model ma chine*. Fully SS per cent of those applying for licenses aa automoblla operator* In New York are being rejected by tha examiner*. The examination la conaldered on* of the atrictaat In tha country. When ymi'ra bumping over a particularly rough and rutty road, think what a worae time you'd have down In Chile. Complete description of the highway* there are contained In thla abort sentence: "Tha road* are very hard on tlraa." Southern state* *how the Urgent proportionate gain In automobile registration thla year. Thla, It la ■aid, la due to the fart that there have been heavy demand* for cotton during and alnre tha war, which haa put tha South In a strong financial position and haa enabled the cotton growers to us* motor power for transportation. New Jersey motorists have gained a point agalnat the overloaded truck that la an extra burden on the road* The highway commlaaton haa decided to place a fine on all truck* pissing thru tha state overloaded. Sc*l»* will be ready on the different high ways and when a pa*alng truck U believed to be carrying more weight than allowed by license, it will be weighed. If over weighted, a fine will be Imposed. With fair treatment. Ois averag" motor truck should run In exreaa of 100,004 mllea. ( Illinois. Ohio and Pennsylvania are nearly alike In the number of regis traUona of motor vehicles. Despite tha high cost of gasoline, taxlcab fares are cheaper In Puanos Aires, ft. A. tlfkn any other of the world's larger cities. More than 1.000 automobile own era and mechanics have received training In motor courses at th« Col lege of the City of New York. American made automobiles are more conspicuous on street* of Ath ens. Oreece. than any Kuropean make. Illinois. Michigan and M«*» chusrtt* permit the operation of motor trailer trains 60 or «S feet in length. For transportation by rail, flat cars and gondolaa are used In ship ping automobiles around the coun try. White there are 150.000 mile* of railway In the ITnlted State*. the motor car has tha u»e of 2,500,000 mile* of highway. The estimated production of agri culture type motor tractors for 1920 Is 200.000. The Boston postal service In Massachusetts Is to be augmented with 10 additional motor trucka. French pedestrian* pay little or no tlon* for the manufacture and own ershlp of automobiles. There are only IW.IM miles of Im proved highways In thl* country. The above represent* the fourth carltxul of Marotires re ceived fry Ernst Hardware Co. in the year they have been dis tributers in this district. Insurance Companies Plan Running Own Repair Shops Many of the larger ln*urance com panic* >mv« been considering th* pl«o of operating tlwlr own r»p»lr ■hop* In Unto elllM, to tak* care of automobile ln*ur*nce work. Thin I* the I n format ton brought out by Frederick C Russell. writing in the Motor World. who point* to the prim* otua* for thin ronfnt plated action a* being a general mis understanding the r»i»ilr mm and th* ln*urance companies. "Repairmen In general are not •pokim of highly," *ny* lluwll, "*l way* waiting for th* opportunity to 'do' the Inninnr* rompwiln." Put the repairman haa a ralld complaint against the Insurance com panlrf. They try to "beat him down"; their damaged mm take up valuable space while legal dlfflrul Ilea are being untangled, and he mu*t wait month* for settlement The car pwner. aa the main rea ■on against thl* plan of the Inirur anoe companies, prefer* to have hla machine repaired by hla own garage man. And here aprtnga the fear of the Insurance companies that col !union may dupe them of mom dam age* than ahould be paid. Ru«*ell. who ta an ln*ur*nce ad AUTOMOBILE OF TODAY CONSIDERED NECESSITY —The giant *trldes which the au tomoblle haa made In perfecting the passenger ear to that point of effl dency necessary to become a part and parrel of our every-day Uf*. ran be mn from tha fart that while only a few year* ago It waa re garded aa a pleaaure vehicle. today it la arrlalmed by tha entire world aa a utility and necessity In all walk* of life, ami In practically every Una of business endeavor," say* C. R. Williams. aalea manager of the Frank Waterhouse A Co.. lo cal Kissel distributor*. "The purchase of an automobile today I* considered an Investment Th* purchaser haa In mind utilising Its time and labor saving qualities to his advantage. He has made In vestigation*. talked with owner* and has seen ll* efficiency demonstrat *d on the street* every day. It* reliability of construction, depend* blllty of performance, and adapta bility In saving time, has proven Its unassailable position In th* llf* and work of th* nation." NEW RIM TOOL IN GREAT DEMAND The Pacific Rim Tool Sales Com pany of 2239 11th av*. N„ who are the manufacturers and distributors of the |*aclflc Rim Tool In a recent Interview, report that they are re ceiving call* from all parts of the United State* and abroad for thl* tool. They have recently c|o*ed a contract with a New Zealand firm for the distribution of their product In that country. The tool consist* of a screw Jack with two adjustable legs which hook over the edge of the rim and by turning the handle of the Jack con tracts the rim which permit* easy removal of the tire. Turning the handle In the reverse direction ea*- lly expands the hardest rim to the locking point. The tool Is small, compact, and light as It weighs but ten pounds and can be folded so as to take no more spam in the tool box than th* ordinary Jack. According to representatives of the above firm they are unable to manu facture tools fast enough to meet with the demand for thla Seattle made product. The Htate of Oregon has nearly 10 times a* many motor vehlcloa aa the entire country of Norwny. The Depart merit of Arrtrultiirr I* dlfttrlhtitiiig to *tnt» highway mm miHslonera 24.000 wur motora for u#r In road building. Canada rank* umind nmonr n» attention to trn/flo when cronlng the blKhwiiy*. , FORGET the HILLS —A— GUewaßb VACUUM TANK A dfrl* y. V ®TEP£L A* K y . « H >. O • M A » * mm « •• '' Stewart Product Service Station 910 Kant l-ikr Si. THE SEATTLE STAR luster, does not favor the central repair shop Idea In Itself, but Insists this Is sure to come If ths differ ences between the repairmen and In surance companies continue. "t'nless there Is a better under standing between car owner, repair man and adjuster." he says, "the In suranee companies will try their plan because they will be forced to." CONSIDERED By MAW MOTORISTS THE BEST FABRIC TIRE ON THE AMERICAN MARKET EXTRA BREAKER COVER 1 * ' K The mighty hunter, whose teepee is always filled urith fresh meat, knouw that game is seldom found on the much traveled traiL The Great Chiefs of my people, in their search for perfection, have often left the trails laid out by other manufacturers. And so, one* more have we departed from the paths of other companies and made use of the "breaker cover", a feature to be found in no other tire that I know of. This strip of soft, flexible rubber is placed between the tread and breaker strip, and is but another detail added to perfecting This breaker cover forms a wonderful bond between oar tough, . wear-resisting tread and our special breaker strip; and acts as a sort of extra cushion as well, thus making the tire just that much moct , \ One grain of corn does not make a perfect car, and so this one \ \ little feature is not by itself enough to make our "D" Type tire tower ** \ ' \ as far above other fabric tires in the work it does as the eagle tower* \ \ \ \\ above the sparrow. Yet this, together with the other great features, and our never-ending efforts to make this tire excel all others, made for us a tire that is known to many of you as "the best fabric tire on I SALUTE YOU. O MOTORISTS! LITTLE HEAP HAS SPOKEH. *L»ttU Heap" as a character is symbolic of The < , Spreckets "Savage" Tire Company. By birth he is a 's SSV "Savage"; by adoption, a mtmber of The House of \ Sprecfcels. < Wi*e for his years, educated in modern ways and imbued u*ith the spirit of the organization he represent*, the little "chief is an authority on th« construction of "Savage" tires and tubes. 4 It is fit __ ' ting that the sterting qualities and the sturdiness of hi* race are characteristic, too, of the product* with OUR BEST ASSET '|S CUSTOMER^ WHOUBALE DISTRIBUTORS SAVAGE 1 TWS AMD TUBES Acnns cvmwHDH Aeons cvbktwmmi I THE SPRECKELS "SAVAGE" TIRE COMPANY J Factory Branch, 918 East Pike St., Seattle .u v i' i JT3, ■ * ... STEWART VACUUM SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT Ths Stewart Vacuum System Is considered una of the greatest 1m provements In the motor car. (Tar milkers qui* kly recognised lis value Ninety-five |>rr cent now una It as standard equipment. It absolutely Imlilshes every gasr* lins feed trouble common with other systems, it feeds gns t«. «Jie car. buretor automatically and evenly under the worst motoring conditions you enn ever encounter, Over roughest roads and sti-epest hills your motor never falters, down to Uis last drop in the supply tank. How It Works. Ths Stewart Vacuum System l» a small tank installed under Iho hood and connected with ths Intake man! fold, caiburetor and gasoline reser voir. The Intake strokes of the mo tor create a vacuum in ths upper chamber of the tank, which draws gasoline from ths supply tiuik. As It flows Into the upiier chamber It raises a float When float reaches a certain height It automatically shuts off ths vacuum valve and opens an atmospheric valve, which lets gasolltis flow into ths lower chamber. The float dropa with ths gasoline, and when It reaches a certain point It In turn reop<»hs the vacuum valve and the refilling process begins sgaln. The lower chamber Is always open to the atmosphere, so that the gasoline flows to the carburetor as required. lowa'has more than 56Z.000 motor vehldea Between 6.000 and 7,#00 motor cycles are In uas In ths Nether land*. MISS SHERIDAN LIKES SELLING FORDS BEST Miss Lillian Sheridan, whnxe picture appears above, is the only automobile. saleslady in Seattle, and is making good at it. For a number of years Miss Sheridan sold tires in Seattle, at uhich w<rrk she uas very successful, but had always want ed to sell automobiles. When an opportunity came to line up with the Central Ford agency she lost no time in taking ad vantage of it. Miss Sheridan has also written several songs, and was the creator of the. Red Cross poster "Merry." It requires ZH.000,000 Urea to equip the pasnengrr automobiles and motor trucks ured In ths United States. Hale* of sutomohilra in British Columbia totaled 4,000 cars last year. Mol«>r trurk train* moved brtirffn point# 1.000 mllfa dlaturt during the WW. Wbratuln hw 11,000 mllm of rail road a agaJnat 77,000 mllr* of high way*. BUSINESS MEN ARE ~ NOW GETTING WISE "Haay bualneaa m»n *re getting wlr« to the fa/ t that It la far more arrluoua to nit In a dlniry railroad station wnltlnic for lata train* to f;ik»- thrrn to Important than It la to alt behind the wheal of an automobile and ** *perlenoo the exhilaration of an invigorating trip acroaa country to the <l»«!red point," la the opinion of F. M. O#-* mond, matuiK'r Mitchell Motor At M'rvli'e ompany, lirlacoe li.ilrlboiet* for Seattle. "The 'Motor thru* elo**n which waa originated by Frederick Oowfalt prealdent Of the Urtacoe Motor Oo*> i>oratlon, baa become the watchworg i>f the hour with iiroKreaalre men <'V< rywhere. It la purely a result of habit and ultnwonaervatlam that, ke< pa anyone today from utilizing i the motor car for general bualneao purpoeea. Thla tendency la rvlitnMl \ by thoae who utill drive a horae b» ' <»tuae of an übaurd dlallke for IbhifS proereaal ve. Theae ancient Tani mark preserver** continue to enduro the Inconveniences. uncleanliMMk and delaya incident to railway travel, ■hort tripa. l"ro (tree Hive men, bow ever, are icraaplng the right piropoo tlve of our transportation problem, viewing It In the llfcht of progrtM which haa dlatlnguiahod the motor a**- "We noar look upon a tooo> >0 co&at motor tour aa an ordinary •» compllnhment, and it la Jfratifytag to note the inn-eaalng recognitkai the motor car aa the moot econotnV cat and rcrnsatlve convcyanco now at our dlapoaaL Four highway* ar» to b* ■tructrd In fit. Ixmla county, Mt, tB, coi>t 11.*72.000. PAGE 7