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Et PASO HERALD
2-D WINTEfl TRAVEL BY AUTOMOBI LE PASSING HOUGH SOUTHWE A LONG STEP! Copyright 1S14. International News Service. Many Parties Going to California Find Eoads in Good Shape Here, While Clogged With Snow and Mud Further North; Car Sales Pick Up; Local Dealers Eepbrt a Number of Purchases. WITH the northern highways snowbound and practically impassable- the Southern National l.ighvay and Borderland routes are Hie mccca for winter tourists en x-ute to California. The advance guard f tourists "ii route to the San Diego :iml San Francisco expositions are now I .sring through Ki Paso almost daily. Thei - are more than three times the :.:nount of winter tourists passing i Plough El Paso this year In compari nn with the travel of former years. Hea rains that fell over the South v est several days ago placed the toads In very had condition for tour ing and as a result many of the tour ists who are en route to California were held up for several days until the highways dried out. Touruts who passed through the city during the Pist few days report the roads get ting In good condition. V. J-.. Clements, of the Boudeiland -Auto & Supplv company, thus week i turned from a trip to Tort Worth He drove his llupmobile as far as t. " " iTTl i I'lilMniiriTTiBHTinTi-i -i4KSmlrfWWftwWf:tsm n m K -iv'--' J Tr . ,- .AUMRlHaK!KuiaraKRV: ffil Ml k 33&' fBrmPfSnsxrijsiBiiKeituBtmf , sB Hi Write or call for specifications, applying to all Studebaker cars, Electric- Lights and Starter, 1 3 Timkin Bearings, Full Floating Rear Axle. Three Passenger Roadster - - - - Five Passenger Touring - - - Six 5 -Passenger Touring - - - Six 7-Passenger Touri ing - - - rn 9 cMoii-uarreu u Southwestern Distributors EI Paso, - - - Texas Putman, where he was compelled tb abandon it on account or tne extreme ly bad condition of the highway, con tinuing his trip to Fort Worth by rail. Motorists In IVcst Tejtas. In speaking of the trip Mr. Clements said "I left El Paso in my carbon December 19, and returned tnis wecK I found the best roads between here and Putman, a distance of 626 miles. In the count v of El Paso, from El Paso ! to Sierra Blfnca, tne mgnway is an ideal boulevard. "When I reached Putman I was compelled to abandon my machine and continue to Fort Worth by rail. The roads in and about Putman are In a frightful condition. From Grand Falls to Pecos, the highway is very bad and just before leaching Pecos there is a large ouicksand hole which gives motorists much trouble. I ran into the hole at 4 ocloek in the after noun and it w.is after 7 ocloek that night before 1 eouid be pulled out Four other ejrs were stuck in this hole at the same time tim The hole Is . 14SO covered with a thin crust and it rs imnossible for a motorist to discover its depth until be runs his ca? into 3v.-cil rf the counties between here and . Fort 'Worth certainly need .. : .i iuc.to repair their high Two Cross-Country Parties. Hii route to Los Angeles, accom panied: by his wile. It. 0. Steigner. of Kansas City, driving a 1913 model Cad- , iliac, passed through Kl Paso this wecK. Mr. ue atejgner maae tne trip to this city by way of Oklahoma City and Roswell. He encountered a heavy rain storm while driving through Okla homa and was forced to abandon his trip for several days until the high ways became in better condition. From Roswell to El Paso he stated that the roads are in good condition. Driving a Hudson seven passenger touring car. Henry ' I. Dovenor and wife and William L. Clint, wife and two children, of Davenport, Iowa, passed through this week en route to San Diego and other points in Cali fornia. The party carries a camping outfit and spend many of the nights in the open. They report the roads in fair condition, despite the heavy rains. The party intends spending the winter touring California and will at tend both the San Diego and San Fran ciBco expositions. Col. Joe Simpson, of Corona, N 5r drove to El Paso this week in his Studebaker touring car. He will re turn Mondey, accompanied by several friends. Rlncon Man Motors Here. I F. Elliott, of Rlncon, N. M.. mo tored to EI Paso in his ' Studebaker touring car this week. The roads be tween here and Rincon, he reports in bad condition, due to the rains. While in El Paso he purchased a new 1915 model Studebaker touring car, which he will drlTe to Rincon. R. L. Owens, pf Corona. N. M., pur chased a Studebaker roadster through the Elliott-Garrett company this week and drove the machine to Corona. M. J. Stimpson, of Midland, - Texas, GET RID OF ONE LEVER The best built foreign car Las been using automatic spark control for years. Velie automatic spark ad vance gives perfect igni tion and you do not have to manipulate the spark lever. This is one of the 61 Eig Features $1595 M. L NAQUIN DISTRIBUTOR West Texag Xew Mexico Arizona Northern Mexico Office, 203 Mills B13g.; Pljone 578 Show Room, Hotel Taxicab Garage Phone 878 i formerly of El Paso, motored to this city this week with his family in their Cadillac touring car. Mr. Stimp son states that the roads are bad owing to the recent rains but he did not encounter any difficulty in driv ing his car over the bad places. Mr. Stimpson was formerly connected with the Tri-State Telephone company, and intends making El Paso his home. H. Andress, of Klyria, Ohio, agent for the Cadillac automobile in that city, who has been visiting relatives at Silver City, drove to El Paso this week in a Cadillac touring car. The roads between here and Silver City, he stated are in good condition for tour-ins- ' Several Ford Sold. C. M. Wilson and Henry C- S"ilz have purchased a 1915 model Ford touring car. through the local agency.- J. P. Cardoba. K. B. Creel and B. E. Durham, have also purchased Ford touring cars. K. E. Slaughter has purchased an Overland roadster through the El Paso OTerland company. a. v. oaunuers, oi -Las truces, jibs purchased a Studebakekr five passen ger touring car througli the Elliott Garrett company. J. H. Livingston, of Marfa, Texas, has purchased an Overland touring car through the local agency and will drive the machine home. W. D. Newton, subagent for the Ford at Las Cruces, has ordered ,two Fords through the Tri-State Motors-company, both of which have been sold. D. C. Wease, the Overland asent at Marfa. Texas, is a business visitor In LEI Paso. He has ordered two Ovor- iiuiu tuuruig cars xor oeiivery inrougn the El Paso Overland company. Cutter Men Buys Car. C. J. Graham, a well known cattle man of Cutter, X. 3L, has purchased a Studebaker touring car, through the Elliott-Garrett company. J. A. Reames, of Las Cruces, has pur chased a Studebaker five passenger touring car through the Elliott-Garrett company. R. C. Semple has purchased a Ford Easy Entrance and Exit Women find the wide doors of the VELIE Light Six easy to get in and get out through. And the Clear running boards pre vent dirty gowns. $1595 M. L NAQUIN DISTRIBUTOR West Texaa Xew Mexico Arizona Xorthern Mexico Office, 208 Mills Bldg.; Phone 578 Show Room, Hotel Taxicab Garage Phone 87S 1 j)CTHijgaSiJ9ffi-Ki la runabout through the Tn-Slate Motor companj . The Jackson Standard Grocery cor.t nany has purchased another Ford de livery wagon through the Tri-State Motor company. ' The Tri-State Motor company has received a 1915 model Sedan and a coupe from the Ford factory, the first two demonstrators to be shipped to this section. William L. Proctor of Albuquerque, a well known motorist, is. a business visitor in the city. ' ro.onlbly No Son DIrgo Race. Robert II. Rlnehart, president of the El Paso Auto club, has received no additional information from the man agement of the San Diego exposition regarding the much talked of El Paso San Diego road race. The Indications are that the race may not be run. E. E. Hewlett, of Los Angeles, the Flat agent was a business visitor in the city this week. Mr. Hewlett started a Flat in the El Paso-Phoenix road race and announces that he will , enter a racing car next rail in this classic BATTERIESHURT BY THE COLD WEATHER When, cold weather comes automo bile aotors require more turning over in the cranking operation. More turn ing over, in these days of electrical starters, means using up the current stored away in storage batteries. And using up stored current means that batteries become depicted. Therefore a little knowledge of storage batter ies anu me roifi weamer conamoiis t which affect them is not amiss. A local battery expert says that cold j weather has the effect of making a j storage battery rather sluggish. A hy- J drometer should be used frequently to j see that the battery Is not being dls- I charged at too low a degree. j "Storage batteries will gradually be- i come discharged when standing idle, j even wncn no current is being used, due to the fact that a slow chemical action is taking place at all times within the battery regardless of whether the current is being used or not. AVhen a' car is not to be used for as long as two or three weeks-, er the car Is ' to be stored, the battery should receive a complete oharge be fore allowing it to stand, and it should receive additional charging! at feast every two or three weeks, until the cells begin to gas or bubble free. TJbJs charging is best done by allowing the battery to remain in the car; without disturbing' any of the connections, hy allowing the engine to run at the same speed as It attained when the car is traveling at about 29 miles per hour. "In order to avoid freezing of the battery, it should always be kept In a fully charged condition. A fully charged battery will not freeze at any of the temperatures ordinarily experi enced. The electrolyte, or solution, will freeze as follows: "Specific gravity 1,169. batto--y three charged. 20 degrees above zero. "Specific gravity 1,180, battery three fourths discharged, zero. Specific gravity 1,210, battery half dircharged. 29 degrees below nero. "Specific gravity 1,20. battery one fourth discharged, 60 degrees below zero." ALL ARIZONA BUSY MAKING GOOD ROADS The construction of good roads is going on in nearly every part of the state of Arizona. It is planned to com plete the highway that is to run from Globe to the San Carlos hid Ian reser vation In a short time. The road that runs north from N'ogales towards Tucson has been improved re cently. An important stretch of road that runs south from Clifton towards Duncan has just been finished. The highway that extends from Phoenix to Glendale nine miles, will soon be in fine condition, h. number of import ant bridges have been constructed during the year and plans have been adopted for others that will be built within the next few months. BUILD 34,000 MILES ROAD IN TWO YEARS That remarkable progress has been made in the building of good roads throughout the United States during the past few years is proved by data recently obtained by the American Highway association and soon to be published in the official Good Roads Year Book for 1915. It has been found that more than r.4,000 miles of.surfaced roads have been constructed during 1913 and 1914, and that during the lo year period from 1904 to 1914. more than 96,000 miles have been tompleted. Onlv rix states now out of a total of 48. are without state highway de partments and SO states have granted .letual money aid to the building of loads. AEIZONA'S CAE8 IN BIG GAIN IN YEAR The records of the secretary oj. state's office- show an increase of near ly JSOO In the number of motor cart licenses issued for the year 1914 over that of the preceding year in Arizona. In 191.1 the total number of licenses is sued was M98, while for 1914 the num ber fell only a little short of 6500. POLICE ARE TO PUT MOTOR CARS IN POUND Motor cars parked in front of stores and offices more than one hour are to be removed by the Detroit police, either to special parting places or to streets where they will not interfere with the shoppers or with traffic. The owners are to bo called before the traffic department officers and may be fined. The policemen specially de tailed for that work will be prqvided with stickers to be affixed to the car tires. AtItsPrice,$695jtheWor!d?sGreatest Automobile Value Here's the car that has all the features of a $1,000 car, acd The New 1915 Mode! Has 17 New Features Sims real high-tension magneto; sliding gear transmission; left-hand drive; center control, anti-skid tires on rear, and all high priced car features. The easiest car in the world to drive. A great hig, handsome, powerful, swift-running REAL, auto mobile. The greatest hill climber in the world. The car that has set the whole country talking. With electric 3tarter and electric lights $55 extra. Holds the Road at SO Miles an Hour Buquor Motor Car" Co. SOCrHWESTERIf DISTRIBUTERS MAXWELL Automobiles Corner Stanton and Main Strests, Phone 2607 EL PASO, TEXAS NO MORE JAIL FOR MOTOR OFFENDERS Xo longer will Chicago, motorists have to go to jail for infractions of the local oidinances which apply to tne contiol of the traftic. A new order went into effect January 1 which changea all this. Chief justice Harry Olson of the municipal court, and Max Korshak. assistant corporation counsel, approved an appearance bond which violators may sign and go on their way. The next day they must appear in court or a jury will be called and a judgment entered "fining the violator. An exe cution then will be issued and the ac cused either must pay or go to the Bridewell. It is believed that this new method will help clear the docket of the municipal court which now ha more than 150 violators of the traf fic ordinances awaiting hearing. Your Snnday dinner can't fail of .w cess if the dessert is fruit of the Dicksie or Avondale brand. Adv.