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Evening capital news., January 04, 1920, RECONSTRUCTION EDITION-IDAHO ONE YEAR AFTER THE WAR, Image 54
Evening capital news. (Boise, Idaho) 1901-1927
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Commercial and Rotary Club* of Boite Unite to Seek Solu tion— To Clear Buty Streeta and Boute Traffic. Th« aoonar a city take« «tepa to pro vide more adequate parkin* facilities the sooner it has tackldd a vital prob lem in its commercial and social life. The lon*er it is put off the worse will the con*estion and complication be come. In Boise tlie problem has been tackled. At any rate members of the Commercial and Rotary clubs have been appointed to act as Joint commit tees to !nveat!*ate the local situation as reperds the congestion resulting from automobile* traffic In downtown streets and to make recommendations to alleviate It. Whether Boise will find It necessary to adopt suggestions of city engineers and landscape architects to select spe cial parking areas and establish public garages remains to be seen. But it is certain that legislation will be recom mended which will clear the downtown Streets of standing cars and provide a systematic method for keeping streams of cars moving In such a way as to facilitate rather than block traffic. HITCHING P08T OUTGROWN Kverywhere the growing number of cars Is bringing about an intensified traffic which brings in its wake not only matters of policy concerned witli its operation, but also a pressing need for adequate provision for the vehicle while at rest. In the old days the hitching post sufficed, if a man lived at any great dlstsnee from the city he either came In rarely or took a train. But a ra dius of 'JO lo TO miles Is no deterrent lo the shopper now while there is a constantly growing through traffic to l.e considered as well. The consequence Is that every town and city draws a much larger traffic than could ever have been |>ossible under the old mode of travel. If the travel lias Increased, however, the rearrangement of city facilities to provide for this new overflow has nat urally been slow. The city architects who laid out »9 per cent of the towns and eitles of the United States had no thought of such development to keep In mind and in consequence the man who lias charge of town planning today has an entirely new fartor to consider. NATIONAL BODY ADVISES Recently the problem lias attracted the attention of Massachusetts author I ' I i ; j j j I I i 1 I I 1 ! j | i ! I j BOISE MOTOR CAR COMPANY ARTHUR H0DQE8 A. C. KITCHINQ DISTRIBUTORS OF FINE CARS PIERCE-ARROW — The finest of American cars. The test of its quality is its performance over a period of years, unequalled by any other in the world. HUDSON It represents the culmination of ten years of development, and the ex perience gained from over 150,000 Hudsons in service. DODGE BROTHERS The wonderful car whose fame has spread throughout the civilized world. This car is more than just the iron and steel that go to make it whole. Back of it all there is something—the same something that you find on the canvas of the master artist—the mighty, creative and organ izing brain that has given it life. REO Is the product of the soundest engineering skill and the ripest experi ence/ We offer it to the public in full confidence that it will prove to be all that can be expected from a high-class car; for it is the epitome of engineering experience and the embodiment of good intent. ESSEX Has firmly established itself as a distinctive car both in name and type. It has been in the hands of the public but a year, yet for two years pre vious it was carefully tried and tested, needing only an opportunity to give it the place it now holds. Suggestions to Protect Utility and Add to life of Car If It Must Be Stored Away During Winter Months Some suggestions prepared by the service department of the Chevrolet Meter company and received by the Ore be Automobile company, local Chevrolet distributors, to be passed on to users of the car in this territory, are given by the Ore be brothers for general publication ae being pretty good advice for any automobile owner if he decides he must store his car during bad weather. That isn't being done nearly as uni versally as It used to be. for every year more owners are finding they need I their cars badly and can use them very ' handily the year round. But some of them put 'em up, so here are tho sug gestions: The water should be thoroughly drained from the radiator and motor, after which the engine should be run under Its own power until It becomes thoroughly heated. Do not run the motor too fast, but keep It going long enough to evaporate every particle of water that may be "pocketed" to pre vent the water freezing and possibly bursting the water Jackets. It is desirable to remove the tires and place them In a dark room where they ure not subjected to extreme tempera ture changes. The casings should be thoroughly cleaned to remove all oil which may have adhered to them. After removing the tires thoroughly clean the Inside of the wheel rims and apply a coat of enamel to prevent rust, which is very Injurious to the fabric I of the tire. If the tires are not removed Jack up i the car so that the wheels clear the ; floor at least two inches and let the j air oui of tho tubes. j Under no circumstances should the j car be stored In a barn or other build ing In which horses or cattle are kept I at the sume time. The ammonia I fumes given off will quickly discolor | [the paint mul enamel. Select a bulid - i Itles on this subject anti inquiries -.lave i boon directed to the National Automo- 1 1 bile Chamber of Commerce, which con- ! I tain much that will be of interest to j I authorities everywhere. What areas may be advisably given 1 over to parking in the city is one of the questions asked. What is the space re- ) quired for the various types of motor trucks and automobiles is another. ! Then. too. there is the factor of the j safe clearance space required for mov | i IiK and standing cars in the street while the part which through traffic i may play in tit« traffic of any city is ! also a serious clement While the first element io be taken to consideration is that of conve I Into çonslde j nlencc and safety It may also ne pointed out that the comparative fa cilities which a city lias for the care of vehicles may have a decided bearing on its economic life as, naturally, the buyer who uses an automobile will seek the mart where he may most safely dispose of his vehicle while in the stores. _ | i 1 ! j ) ing having a good roof, and preferably a wooden floor ralaed several Inches from the ground. AU bright metal parts should be thoroughly coated with slab oil, vaseline, coamic or gun grease to prevent rusting. Remove the spark plugs and pour into each cylinder about two table spoonfuls of a mixture of equal parts of lard and kerosene oil. Then turn the motor over slowly by hand several times until the cylinder walla and pis tons are thoroughly, covered with the oily compound. To clean the cloth upholstery on se dan bodies use warm water and Ivory soap only. Gasoline has a,tendency to spread the grease and leave a discol ored spot. After cleaning wipe dry with a clean cloth. ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 The top of the car should be thor oughly cleaned and all dust brushed I out. Never attempt to clean the top j or curtains with gasoline or kerosene— use a good brush or broom. If possible the top should be kept open, which will keep it well stretched and smooth. If this cannot be done use care In folding It—see that the folds are straight and that none of the fabric Is pinched between the bows or supports. Do not fold the top until It Is thor oughly dry because any moisture re maining In the fabric will likely cause mildew, resulting in an unsightly and leaky top. Before storing the car the engine should be run long enough to thor oughly charge the storage battery- The hydrometer should show that the grav ity of the electrolyte In each cell Is up to 1.280. BIG ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT ENGINEERING IS DUE FROM PAIGE The Paige-Detroit Motor Car com pany has sent out word that it will this week rnakf known in national ad vertising mediums and in newspapers from voast to coast one of the most important announcements of its his tory. . , . •Mhat we have accomplished along. the line« of engineering development -representing three 'years of Intensive work will be told in this announce mont and will also be exhibited in all | auloniobile shows sa>s Ilariy M- . | Jewett president of the Paige-Detroit | Motor Car company. j "For many months we have been en gaged with a program of expansion and Jan. 1 found us prepared to manufacture and market a doubled production of motor cars and trucks This wo believe is of special interest as there were more than 32,000 orders for Haig- passenger cars in 1919 that J we were unable to fill." » • »♦ M BB« ♦ OUNCt OF PREVENTION. ♦ 4 In the move recently lnaugu- 4 ♦ rated by tne Rotary club to net ♦ ♦ with committees of other bodies ♦ ♦ In tho c*ty and with the city ad- ♦ ♦ miniatr >n to devise new park- ♦ ♦ In* and traffic plans for clear- ♦ ♦ In* downtown streets of a con- ♦ ♦ gestion of automobiles, Boise la ♦ ♦ neither ahead of the procession or ♦ ♦ trailing at the rear, among Amer- ♦ ♦ lean cities to take up the same 4 ♦ problem. 4 ♦ Carefully worked out routes to ♦ 4 which moving cars are restrict- 4 4 ed, and definite spaces for park- 4 4 lng" them, have been established 4 4 In.some eastern cities under pres- 4 4 sure of necessity, and the gener- 4 4 ally accepted theory is that such 4 4 a step must come wherever there 4 4 Is considerable traffic. Boise is 4 4 wise to take It up before the 4 4 streets are any more crowded. Dos 4 4 Angeles has put it ofr, but finally 4 4 is coming to it. Financial losses 4 4 to business Interests and a grow- 4 4 Ing death toll from accidents 4 4 caused by crowded conditions are 4 4 forcing It. Foresight may avoid 4! 4 the extreme here. 4 BOSCH MAGNETO ONE OF MAIN EXHIBITORS i AT N. Y. AUTO SHOW The 1920 automobile and truck shows which will be held In New York from Jan. 8 to 10 will be the greatest ever produced. J. Allison Cain of the Ber tram Motor Supply company In this city gave some Interesting facts about them In an interview yesterday. He stuted that 87 different makes of pas senger cars and 60 makes of motoi trucks will be displayed at the shows. At least a dozen new makes of motor cars will be shown and the display of accessories will be greater than ever before. The American Bosch Magneto cor poration will be one of the prominent exhibitors. They will show their stand ard makes of magnetos and also sev eral new and Improved types for auto mobiles tractor trucks and stationary engines. With a population estimated at 600.000 and an area approximately equal to that of Pennsylvania. Hon .duras has abundant room for develop „ ha , a tropical climate with faw of the u „ ual disadvantages. The interlor t( mountainous and salubri OUH wlth ,. ons iderable rich land suit | al)l€ , for diversified farming and fruit . growing, while all of the remainder. | even t h e deep mountain slopes, is used j f or pasturage. The custom of wearing beards had practically died out in England when Queen Victoria came to the throne. But during the long winter siege of Sebastopol the British soldiers in the Crimea allowed their beards to grow. J and on their return revived the fash ion. which lias never died out. ♦ ♦ 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4! 4 Hog Specialist by Means of Jit ney, Orate and Pair of Scales Uncovers Some Very Valu able Facts. One of the nice little chores that an extension division specialist did In 1919 was to go out and weigh 221,547 pounds of live hogs. The hero of this project was William Kerr, swine specialist. What he wanted to know was: What Is the best way of feeding a hog in Ida ho—so as to make money? instead of looking In a book, he took a Jitney and i at weighing porkers. i This coming year he will spend! much of his time telling swine growers i of Idaho what he found out. They are i likely to listen. WEIGHS 4343 HOGS The experiments covered eight j counties. There were 31 demonstrators. I He weighed 1088 pigs and hogs, weigh- I ing 108,847 pounds. Then he went ail I around and weighed them again. It took about six weeks each time. He! continued the process until, counting ; each hog each time he weighed it. lie 1 had weighed 4343. their total weights 1 belng 221.54, pounds. ! And the results? . "Fall shoals should be fed a grain 1 supplement, on good, succulent pasture, i and then should be placed on tho mar- I ket as early as possible. Where grain j is threshed early they might be given one to two weeks' finishing before be ing gold inn, i-r CDD i Kir* oir-o nDuu arKiwts rios "Spring pigs should be fed and pas tured in the same way, receiving not less than a 3 per cent ration (3 pounds of grain per 100 pounds of hog, and never less than i & to i Va pounds of grain each. Generally It is more prof itable to sell them as stock hogs than to save them for gleaning stubbie. * "Tho grabble fields should he gleaned 1 I L $1185 F. O. B. FACTORY THE MAXWELL TRUCK The Maxwell Worm Drivé Truck carries the highest guarantee of dur ability, power and simplicity. It gives splendid service and complete satis faction wherever used. TIRES— Solid or 35x5 pneumatic cord. Ask for Demonstration from Your Nearest Dealer BanmkAûdacSàlBCs DISTRIBUTORS Maxwell Oars and Truoks 21«- 11-20 South 10th St. Beite, Idaho. 00 Phins 2ft. _ f, - ''V" Buy Bonds on Monthly Payments The Liberty Loans have proved to every true American the fact that he can save and buy bonds on tha Installment plan. Why not buy Real Estate Mortgage Bends the same way? We are Issuing such bonds under an act of the Legislature which requires us to deposit approved securities with the State Treasurer to guarantee the bonds. These are coupon bonds, due in five years, with interest • per cent payable semi-annually. Ask us about 'them. _ BOISE TITLE AND TRUST COMPANY Idaho Bldg. Capital UOt.OOS by the brood sows and the late summer tnd early fall pig». The drop In prices after stubble la gleaned prevents much profit from hogs if they must be mar keted at that time. Use hogs that can be put on the market for next spring or summer." To reach these conclusions Mr. Kerr weighed hogs that were fed under these five varied conditions: Lice on Hogs Costly to Farmers - , ___,____ __ ___ ___ ; Lice on ho,r are extreme 'y expen 1 sive. The fact was proved In experi 1 ments recently concluded by the bu ! reau of animal industry of the United . _ . , . . , , 1 Stales , depar . , J r, ! n î ot a S ricultu ™- » i was s * ,own th i lt J ous ^ bogs not onl> I c °" 8Un )° re food and make less ™ eat ' j but * be X arP uneas> or restless, a condition that doubtless lessens the Pof k Producing ab '" tle " of tb * anfmaJs. I When not eating, the lice-ridden «wine | spent most of their time rubbing tliem selves or running around. If strangers came near they were noticeably ex cited. This did not hold true of the hogs free from lice. Three experiments, each extending three months or more and with from 2 to 30 hogs as subjects, were con ducted. In one experiment it cost ex actly 81 a hundred pounds of pork more to feed thc hogs with lice than It did 1. Hogs fed on alfalfa pasture alone. 2. Hogs fed on alfalfa pasture sup plemented with various amounts and kinds of grain. 3. Dry lot feeding during the sum mer season to carry over for the stub ble fields. 4. Gains made on gleaning grain stubble. 5. Finishing for market. to feed the clean animals. In another, it cozt $1.50 more, and In the third, $2.94 more. The specialists who con ducted the experiments reached the conclusion that the main reason why hogs with lice consume more protein feed Is due to the fact that 'the lice suck the blood from the animals and the latter must use more feed to re place their losses. But the lice-ridden hogs cannot make up for the blood sucked by their para sites. For instance, at the beginning of one experiment. 15 hogs with lice weighed a total of 1167 pounds, pnd 15 hogs without lice weighed 1025 pounds. At the end of the experiment the lousy hogs weighed 28T72 pounds, and the clean hogs weighed 3150 pounds although the total feed consumed by the clean hogs weighed 3150 pounds more than that eaten by the animals with lice.