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EL PASO HERALD
Week-End Edition, January 9-10, 1915 3-D Tke D'ngtat Family Copyright 1914. International 'News Service. Joe Beamisk Wants to Snow Mary a Little Speed 2 : '. ''iallitW ' I . - ' ' L lOSlGElESBTSITOTti IH B00ST1H6 flW tMPflSSABLE HOAD Paper of That City Admits the Road Is Impossible For Automobilists, Yet, Beca Use of Jealousy of San Diego, Los Angeles A utomohilists Refuse to Direct Travel Over Borderland Route. j- tOW Los Angelas Is hurting trans I I continental automobile travel by - boosting the winter snowbound route across northern Arizona by way of Needles, 1b told in the Los Angeles Times of last Sunday. Yet, the Auto mobile club of Southern California, at every opportunity, boosts that route as against the sunny Borderland route, open and passable all the winter. The Los Angeles antomoblltsts ran their race to Phoenix over that route this j ear and the Los Angeles club is put ting up money to help sign the route through to the east in face of the known advantages of the Borderland route through southern New Mexico, 1 Paso and Arizona. The only object on the part of Los Angeles so far as an outsider can see, is its selfishness in the matter The Borderland takes the traveler from the east first to San Diego instead of Los Angeles and for this reason, Los An geles has always taken a knock at any mention of the Borderland In most mings, tne los Angeles people are broad gaged, but in this matter of au tomobile routes they are small and self ish m the extreme, and. and in the end are hurting the very traffic they are seeking to boost. Lou AhkcIm Admits Failure. The Los Angeles Times of last Sun da) referring to this matter, said. Resembling a motor car only in general appearance, but having no visi ble features that distinguish its make, a 1912 touring car arrived in Los An geles this week with a party of four Texans. who probably will be the last to make the run overland through Ari zona this winter." Sole the declaration, that this party will probably W the last" to enter Los Angeles over the rouevthls winter Tourists will be going evefc &e Border land all winter, in fact the best travel ing over the Borderland is in winter The road is never blocked by snow, seldom out of commission as a result of rain, the temperature is never un comfortable and traveling is possible all the time. In face or this and the admission that the northern Arizona Needles route is impassable, it is a safe bet that no automoblllst will be directed out of Los Angeles over the Borderland w urged to come from the east over this route. An Impasflnule Trip. Continuing, the Los Angeles paper says 'B. I Hayward, C. N. Thompson, B. K Barrett and W. L. Durant made up the part. They are all citizens' of Houston, Tex. They came -to southern California for a month's outing, but. as it took them almost three weekB to get out here, they probably will re main longer. Mud encrusted the car One 'fender was bent, a hub cap knocked entireu riff a leaf in a rear spring cracked across, and a puncture in the rad'atoi but the motor hummed awaj According to the stories told b the part. it is doubtful if there will mother car oer the National OW Koatls Tiail becen Needles and t Phoenix for many weeks. Twice they were on me verge or abandoning the car and setting out afoot for the near est habitation, they said, but each time, after the carburetor had been dissected and the hunks of adobe re moved, they were able to proceed. Some "Sperdnaj." "It required 11 days to make the Phoenix-San Bernardino passage, .Hay ward said. During that time they en countered all kinds of weather but that condBCive to pleasurable travel. Between Phoenix and Prescott up tho long grade they fought a slow but conquering battle with the rain. Re peatedly it seemed to all their fate would be a sad one. so they declare that now they are here they expect to make the most of every sunshiny day. ""It is useless for anyone to think even of driving between here and Phoenix oer this route Just now.' stated Hayward. 'Of course. I don't say it iB absolutely Impossible, but I feel pretty safe in making it that strong. All the streams hae been raging torrents, out of their banks and running with such great speed as to carry away nearly all the culverts In a number of places where new, small concrete spans had been put In last summer the floods could not move the concrete but washed out a new chan nel and sought a new course To make repairs it will be necessary to build an additional span or put in long earth approaches. "'We had sleet around Prescott and coming into San Bernardino we ran into the snow It did not offer us "much trouble, however, except for the cold. Naturally, it was slow going, and we had to pick our way through the moun tain passes, but v.e took it easy and had no misfortunes ' " ADDITION VL ACTO NEWS ON" PAGE 7, THIS SECTION FASTTIMEiN 1 DM RAGE Tryouts of Cars for Today's Race Brought Good Re sults; the Entrants San Diego, Cal. Jan 9 In a pande momum of speed and thrills, accom panied bv the roar of motors and plaud its of big crowds, practice trials for the exposition road race, which is being run today,, have been in progress for more than a week. Practice had not been under way long before a keen rivalry sprang up be tween Jack Callaghan and Arthur Klein. Callaghan took his Duesenberg racer over the course at a 65 mile an hour average This was a teaser for Klein and he went out In his King and turned a lap at a speed of 67 miles. Then Callaghan came .back and jumped his speed well over the 70 mark. While Callaghan and Klein were lighting for pte-race attention other drivers were mastering the contour neated roads of the course There Is a purse of ? 10,000 at the end or the race or 301 83jniles, but to get some part of this the speed demons knew they must be well acquainted with the course and that their cars must have the speed. Official Entry Unt. The official entry list was as follows: CAR. DRIVER. Maxwell -.. Barney Oldfield Tahis .'. Jack Gable Duesenberg Tom Allen Duesenberg Eddie O'Donnell Duesenberg Jack Callaghan Jlaxwell , Billy Carlson Stutz Earl Cooper Peugeot Eddie Rickenbacher Peugeot Fred McCarthj Harmon A. A. Caldw ell Gordon Special Huntley Gordon King Arthur Klein Marmon Gaston Morris Mercer Louis Nikrent Mercer , Guy Ruckstall Schacht A T Dickey Ono '. Jack Welch A stably Fast Car. The return to the speed game of one of the fastest cars In the country and one of the most daring drivers was no ticed in the entry of the Ono car and the nomination of Jack Welch to drive it The Ono undoubtedly Is one of the fastest cars'evef built and no driver had ever dared to kick its throttle wide open, so great is its speed. This car, which made the fifteenth entry, carries the colors of Charles W (Testing, a well known southern Cali fornia sportsman, who purchased the A MAXWELL CABRIOLET '"-T r L. Buqonsr of BUQUOR MOTOR CAR COMPANY Demonstrating Adjustable Front Seat of MAXWELL 25 fleet machine especially for the exposi tion race Welch Is one of the veterans of auto racing Seeral years ago he teamed with Herb Lytle in driving Pope-Toledo cars, the pair being known as "the Gold Dust Twins " , Electric Timing Device. Giving the race a distinctive feature is the use of the AVarner electrical tim ing device This instrument is the one which has been in use at the Indian apolis speedway where It has recorded the fastest cars In the world in the fa mous 500 mile events. It Is in charge of C II Warner, its inventor. Fred J. Wagoner, veteran starter, handled the flag for the race and the presence of such expert officials as Warner and Wagoner gives the event an unusual standing. Six San Diego girls were employed in recording the laps of the cars and other race data Stop watches were used in catching the time, so that with the checks to be employed there was little chance for errors being made. Some of the important facts of the race follow Distance 303 82 miles on the Point Loma course which measures 6.982 miles, 51 laps to the race. Prize List Total prize list is $10,000, divided as follows Firbt, $5000. sec ond, $2500, third 1250 fourth, $750. and fifth. $500, $2500 additional will be awarded to any car establishing a new world's record for not less than 300 miles. Course Within the corporate limits of San Diego Comprises contourneated boulevards with a straightaway of two miles Course built of disintegrated granite Promoters 'l Bahr Temple, Noblea of the Mystic shrine, San Diego. MICHIGAK FIGURES SHOW STEADY GAIN Secretary of state Martlndale has complied figures showing the growth, in the number of motor cars in Michi gan since 1909. In 1314 nearly seven times as many licenses were issued by the state as in 1909. Following are the figures 1909, 11,718; 1910, 18 "00; 1911. 27,796. 1912. "39 579, 1913, 54,366, 1j14 (to December 5), 76,322. nil Now is The lime HhWiWi m - fin Wm fwEjws: To Get Your Overland .Vl .$! -r SSSB&Efc mm lWSS jr-vr f 'Jrf-Ji'r mm mxw&xs ?iKCSlt,7l wm SB mSm BR II1P .iHfeYLi -fc. 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