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Activities of Gasoline Traveler Who Helps Bear Lion's
Share of Burden of Highway Development Benefit
Whole People, Says New Mexico Good Eoads
Advocate at the Convention.
THK New Mexico Association of i interest to many motorists in the
Highway Officials met this week "Jn -motor venicIe!f. aa used
at Santa Fe, ?. H, and the fol- I in this paper js intended to include
1 . ;? address by Francis C Wilson all ehnles for pleasure or profit pro
on th subjoit of good roads will be of I pelld ly othr than muscular power
S -the practical 3
r automobile
All things considered the Detroit
Electric will give you continuous
service of a highly satisfactory
character for a longer period at less cost than any
other automobile of similar size and power. That
is a strong claim but it is true. You can use
the Detroit Electric 365 days every year with
perfect comlort. Secondly every member of
the family can drive it easily and safely. Third
the Detroit Electric rarely needs any attention.
Fourth the Detroit Electric is silent and clean
always: Fifth the Detroit Electric is ex
tremely economical. For actual proof of what
we say let us give you a demonstration.
Prices range from $1975 to $2275
Anderson Electric Car Company
Manufacturer of the Detroit Electric Car.
upon the public highway From July
1st. 19U. to July 15. 1913. about 712.
000 automobiles alone were sold in
the United States, which was an in
crease of about 3S per cent over the
preceding year. It has been variously
estimated that from S.OW.W to ;.
m. such vehicles, not including
motorcycles, are now In actual use
upon the public highways of the Unit
ed States. Of the number of automo
biles sold last year, nearly 45 per
cent was manufactured and sold by
one maker, and as a result the ubiquit
tous Ford is found leaving a trail of
oil and water upon the thorough
fares of the most remote and hither
to nearly inaccessible hamTeTs in our
broad land. To the owner of the
motor vehicle, whether it be the util
ity truck or the pleasure car, a Ford
or a Packard "twin six." the condition
of the road over which he drives is
of supreme importance, and if it be
obstructed by impossible grades, or
deep with mud. or sand, or full of
chuck holes and pitfalls, the efflcien--ir
f the iitilitv truck is reduced to
a minimum and the pleasure of the
tourist is destroyed and his safety
Over ,000,000 Drivers.
It Is not surprising, therefore, that
with over !., drivers of auto
mobiles, and many thousands of mo
torcycle riders with the number In
creasing at the rate of over 500.000 a
year, public sentiment is rapidly be
ing educated to greater and greater
expenditures for the permanent im
provement and bettering of the pub
lic highways all over the country.
Our forefathers were content win
trails and such public roads as were
sufficient to permit occasional t-avel
to nearby points, but the narrow lim
its thus imposed upon them as to "oth
markets and their surplus products
and social intercourse with their
neighbors, does not suffice for the
present generation living In a moior
driven age.
For both commercial and pleas
ure use. the condition of the oublic
highway is now of vital import
ance to every community and is tak
en as the criterion of its orogress and
prosperity. The greater speed and
greater radius of action made possi
ble by the motor vehicle has been and
will increasingly become a ootent fac
tor in the upbuilding ar.d permanent
improvement of all .he principal
roadways throughout the country,
and as the great art?-!es of travel are
thus adapted to modern needs, the
smaller and less important are cer
tain to benefit thereby. The great
movement is well under way but the
needs are still far in excess of the
progress In road improvement.
In. Other Slates.
In Ohio, the state penitentiary is
furnishing brick at cost to the coun
ties, and convict labor is used in the
construction of roads of an unusual
and permanent character. Illinois has
a "state aid law" and is substituting
concrete roads for mud and mire. In
Michigan, concrete roads are fre
quent and the mileage is being con
stantly increased. Kven the children
find them useful and roller skate to
school. California, during the past
three years, has been spending enor
mous sums on concrete roads to carry
out plans which contemplate the ulti
mate completion of 5000 jnHejo
such highways at a cost of Jis.oon.win'.
Increases Land Values.
The effect of such expenditures
upon land values show that they are
justified as a business proposition
The government has collected valua
ble data which demonstrates beyond
a question the truth of the assertion.
- - . ir..i.la n Active
Jn l-ee coum;. ,,,ft.... " ,
campaign for road improvement
brought about marked changes in
this refcpect. farm which sold for
$1800 just before the improvements
were made could not le bought for
less than JIOOO Immediately after
the roads were Improved. If time
and space permitted, this example
could be multiplfed and in fact, dup-
Speed Kings To
Meet In 100-Mile
Race In New York
New York, Oct. 2S. Six and per
haps eight of the automobile speed
kings who were contenders in the
recent Astor cup race will meet in a
special 100-mile invitation match
race at the Sheepshead Bay speed
way on election day. November , for
a purse of 112.500. A gold cup put
up by president Harry Ilarkness will
also go to the entrant of the winning
The six champions already signed
up by manager.Thompson are Dario
Resta. Ilalph De Palma, Barney Old
held. Bob Burman. Eddie Pollen and
Ralph Mulford. To these will prob
ably be added Eddie Rickenbacher
and Karl Cooper.
IE 01. IDE!
(Continued from Previous l'age.)
Don't Fail See This Latest De
velopment of 1916 Sixes
At the Dallas Fair
A real "light six." weighing but 2600 pounds, driven by a high-speed
3x5 six cylinder motor, 120 inch wheelbase. latest type Westingbouse
electrical 'equipment including starting, lighting and ignition, a big
roomy body luxuriously upholstered in genuine
long gram bright nnisn jeatuer, iimsneo. in ine
beautiful Marion wine that established the
reputation of Marion of the past as the best
finished car on the American market, spiral
bevel differential, 4-in. tires, one man Chase
lea tier top, and quickly attachable Collins Cur
tains a completely equipped, beautuui ana
luxurious car.
1916 "IMPERIAL" FOUR. A high efficiency four cylinder car,
combining the rare qualities of sturdy construction and light weight,
a Continental 3 3-1x5 four cylinder motor, AVest
inghouse electrical equipment, 115 inch wheel
base, Brown-Lipe differential, 33x4 tires, un
usually large and Toomy body upholstered in
genuine pebble grain leather, one man top, and
completely equipped. The greatest value ever
offered in an automobile.
Both of these popular Models a Six at $1690 and Four at $850 a com
plete line at medium prices are offered to the live hustling automobile
dealers in Texas, on a broad, liberal, and direct factory contract.
Be sre ami see these cars at the Dallas fair and ask our representatives
to explain our plans, ambitions and proposition.
He uquartt-rs during the fair. Automobile Building, Fair Grounds and
Southland Hotel.
Heated wherever roads have been Im
proved. Horse Out of Dale.
From an economic viewpoint, the
value of the improved highway is of
paramount importance not only to
the farmer, but to 100.000.0M people
In the United States whom he feeds.
In the transportation of food products
to market the horse is no longer a
profitable investment. It has been
estimated that the cost of his feed
alone Increased over IS! per cent
from IMS to 1913, and the area given
to the production or what he eats
would more than equal that of Illi
nois, Iowa, Ohio and Indiana combined.
Assuming that one acre ot land
scientifically farmed would yield suf
ficient food to sustain three persons,
the horse feed farms of the United
States would support 374,000.000 people.
The farmer who is compelled to
use draft horses to haul his products
to market on account of roads which
make the use of motor trucks im
possible or impracticable, suffers fi
nancially for the reason that his ra
dius of action is confined to those
markets or shipping points lying with
in the little circle which he can prof
itably reach. The consumer suffers,
because the farmer will not haul to
market products which he finds he
can make no profit from on account
of haulage costs, or because the far
mer on account of proper hauling fa
cilities must barter his products with
the nearest middleman who in turn
makes a profit which might otherwise
be eliminated.
High Cost of Ilnulngc.
It is frequently the high cost of haul
age which prevents the farmer from
entering more distant and profitable
markets and causes him to dispose of
his produce to others for marketing
and distributni. 'With the advent of
motor trucks, has come a tar wider
radius of action, a greater carrying
capacity and much greater speed in
reaching more distant markets. Thus,
the farmer may. much oftener than in
the past, dispose of his produce direct
to the consumer, with far greater
profit to himself and less cost to the
latter. The full benefit of this use
of the motor truck, however, will not
be realized either by the farmer
the consumer, until the good reads
movement has educated the people to
an appreciation of these important
Extra ngancr."
In many parts of New Mexico you
will find an unexpectedly large num
ber of taxpayers who look upon, our
outlays for the improvement of the
public highnas as an extravagance,
commingled with some benefits, per
haps, but still the paramount thought
is that much more money is being
spent than the state and local gov
ernment can afford, or than is neces
sary for the development of the state.
To overcome that feeling or antagon
ism to the movement for better roads,
active educational work will be nec
essary if we are to have the develop
ment whjch everyone knows the im
portant bearing that good roads will
have on our future progress, must
desire to witness. I have assembled
a few figures which may be of inter
est to the meeting in this connection.
On October 4. 191S, we had in Nen
Mexico, 4 139 motor lehicles. repre
senting an investment of approximate
ly S3.S8S.559. or an average cost per
car or S84I.01. The state license paid
the secretary of state by automobile
owners to be turned over by him to
the state treasurer for the benefit of
the state highway fand amounted to
$22,457.65 during the current year.
Mate Gets Much Income.
In addition to this tax. owners of
motor vehicles will pay for the present
year, state and local taxes on an as
sessed valuation of about fl.SOO.000
for the privilege ot owning and oper
ating tbem In New Mexico. The rev
enue derived from licenses alone will
more than pay the interest on the
bond issue of $(00,000 recently sold
by the state, and if the number of
cars increases at the rate of 90 an
nually, which is most conservative, the
amount derived from the license tax
will not only pay the interest upon
the bond issue, but If the surplus is
deposited on interest as a slnkin;
fund, will retire the issue in fifteen
years. The improvement in the roads
of the state which will result from
the judicial expenditure of the 500,000
referred to will undoubtedly cause a
large increase in the number of mo
tor vehicles used both commercially
and for pleasure, so that the benefits
will be manifold accruing both to the
owners of automobiles and to the state.
Furthermore, as I have hitherto en
deavored to indicate, wherever roads
have been improved so that automobiles
can pass over them with ease and
comfort lands lying along the route
invariably Increase in value so that
the owner is directly benefited and
the state's revenue derived from tax
ation will be augmented.
Tourist Motor Travel.
In addition to what has been hither
to pointed out, we must not lose sight
of the tremendous Influx of the tour
ist motor travel Into and across the
state which we may expect as the re
sult of better highways. Large sec
tions of New Mexico have great, and
probably to many of us, unexpected
possibilities as summer resorts. The
state abounds In hot springs, some of
which are famous for the curative
qualities of their waters, but are lit
tle used because they are remote from
the railroads, or the condition of the
roads leading to them is so bad that
automobile travel over them Is well
nigh Impossible.
Given a few main arteries of splen
did highways through the state and
your touring motorist will soon dis
cover such places and make it worth
while for private capital to open good
roads to them. Thus the unusual re
sources of the state for pleasure pur
poses will bring us enormous sums
annually at once, which the slow pro
gress of railroad building would de
fer for many jears. That these pos
sibilities may become actualities with
in the next few years, we could well
afford to spend not $500,000 but t,
Oefl.ooe in the coming five years in
state aid for the improvement of our
public hlghwajs. with the assurance
that the investment would pav enor
mous dividends to the state and still
greater returns to its inhabitants.
customers of the Saxon Motor Sales
company this week.
Touring to the Coast.
Lieut. A. E- Brown, who has been
transferred to the Philippines left El
Paso on Tuesday afternoon in his Oak
land "six" for San Francisco. He will
take the car across the Pacil'c with
A. H Elmore, general manager of the
Oakland Auto Sales compam. made a
hurried business trip to Douglas tnis
U H. Browning, general sales mana
ger" of the International Harvester
company's truck department, "
rive In El Paso next week and will be
accompanied by H. J. McKenna. The
will confer with the Oakland Auto
Sales company, local distributors for
the I. H C. trucks.
Heceiie Carload of OnklnmN.
The Oakland Auto Sales company re-,-.i,.rt
9 carload of Oaklands this week
consisting of three "4-Js" tou "" i
ana one i-.t ,.. ---- -V7' ..
"-S2" was delivered to A B. bowell.
of Cutter. N. M., and a similar model to
S. Schwabe. of the Rio Grande Vallej
Bank and Trust compan. Two Oak
i a .. mw1l were shipped to J
E. Hood, dealer at Douglas Ariz ano
a -4-S8- roadster to Robert Piner.
dealer at Big spring, ,
The El Paso Overland company nas
placed the Albuquerque agency for the
OverUnd. Willjs-Knight and Warlord
machines with the Albuquerque ver-
land company, oi wnicn iam .i
is president and manager.
ITU Overland This Sfaoo.
Five carloads of Overlands and Willys-Knights
were received by the ti
Paso Overland company, during me
latter part of the week, making a to
tal Ot li maenmt-s uruugu "j .
concern this season. All but IS cars
have been sold and delivered and man- ,
ager F. M. Bannell looks for quick ac-
Z.n An hla Ctinftlv
Ted Lester, dealer for the Overland
at Las Cruces. was in town on lrida
for a Willys-Knight touring car. Lester
Cooper also came in from Albuquerque
for a model 85 Overland touring car
and a Willys-Knight touring car. A
A. Sheppard. of Hillsboro, got a model
83 Overland touring car and ". M.
Murphy, of Alpine, a similar model.
Ulmmrm In Demand.
The Western Motor Supply company
reports a gooa ousiness in u jm"- ,
dimmer, a device which fit over the
electric globe in the headlight and ;
complies with the new dimmer law.
G. E. Farley. Overland district man-
ager. is In Silver City this week, as- !
stating the agent t'lere, M. It. Buch- j
anan. to dispose of a carload of Over- i
lands. Mr. Farley reported by phone j
Friday morning that but one car re
mained. ;
We are doing more business than I
belieted was m the city." said George .
Hailey. manager of the Modern Auto
company. "The paint shop and ma- i
chine shop are both- overworked right
now. while other departments are be
ing kept working full time, with sev
eral extra men added." !
1V1II Assist Hoy Mechanics.
For the benefit of the boys who arc
building junior automobiles, the Quick ,
Tire Service has decided to carry a ,
stock of aeroplane tires, which are
used on most of the junior machines.
Ben Sergar. a member of the night 1
staff of the Quick Tire Service, has re- I
ceived a handsome check from Charles
Rokahr for his services in preventing '
a fire in Mr. Rokahr s shoe repair es- ,
tablishment early Wednesday morning. ;
Mr. Serger saw the flames while sit
ting in front of the tire company's of- t
flee and ran across the street, broke ;
open the door and extinguished the j
flames with a bucket of water that 1
happened to be handy "Others may ,
claim the credit and the honor." said
B. Rush Person, manager of the Quick (
Tire service. Dut uen got me rewarn
and the knowledge that the Quick Tire
Service is alwaya on the job."
Juan Creel Laid U.
Juan Creel, manager of the Pioneer
Motor company, is still confined to bis
residence with an injured foot- i
The first of the Brisco "eights" for f
the Pioneer Motor company Is to be
shipped from the factory next week
and should be here in about ten days. ;
A shortage of material has held up the
output of the Brisco factors . 1
Austin King, of Monahan, has pur- i
chased a National "highway six" lrom
the Elliott-Garrett company. '
10O-Mlle Kndurauo- Test. ,
One of the toughest endurance runs i
ever undertaken is to be made by
Studebaker cars in various parts of the t
country in the first four das of No- j
vember. The requirements call for -'5 !
miles of travel each day. a total of loao I
miles, over the average country roads.
The Elliott-Garrett company will enter
a Studebaker and the test will include
trips lu ail points in inai cvuiaiij 9
territory. The automobile editor of
The Herald has been asked to act as j
official observer on the trip. The -S- '
mile dailv trio must be made in IS
hours to compl with the rules.
"Business is keeping us right up to
the top notch." said S. Z. Silversparre.
of the Boss Rubber company. "We arc
disposing of tires just about as quickly
as the factories can supply us."
M. Nagle has purchased a Dodge
touring car from the Lone Star Motor
company. Lieut. C. T. Telford. Ir. H.
C. McCarthy and R. G. Dufourcq are
also the owners o; new Dodge touring
Maj T. F. Shcley and J. M. Pollard
1 . u..:t?.i Hupp touring cars from
the Lonr Star Motor company. This is
the third Hupp car owned by Mr. Pol
lard. Toured to California.
Capt. George C Barnhardt and family
,,f rort Bliss, hate returned after an
itn-ive western trip in their DodK
tounng car. They were visitors at the
i alilornia oppositions
Kowlee .v Spansler. of Silve rCity,
......a ,i. i.. .-. nt a Chanalei
model "IS"' touring car from the Lone j
Star MOliir tutupanv.
The Lone tar Motor company re
ceived their first shipment of enclosed
ars this week and are now displaying
the nt-w Chandler convertible sedan.
Shipments of ine Chalmers and Dodge
enclosed cars expected next week.
Shipments of Dodge, Chandler and
Chalmers cars were reieie.l this e.
K G. Perr. of the Lont r-tar Mntrr
company, who recently visited ttie auto
mobile factories in the east, has re
.ried word from Dodge brothers that
his allotment of Dodge cars for this
territory will be increased to a basis of
two carloads each week. This is due
largely to the showing made h th
Lone Star Motor iompan in placing so
many Dodge cars in the territory con
troled by them.
For dinner there is nothing better
than a whole ham baked after your
favorite renpc Get Sulzberger's Ma
jestic. "Dcliciousl Different" Adv.
Badger & Meier, of PhoenU. ha
been appointed southwestern distrir, .
tors for the Me car and came Inwt
Paso on Thursday to receive a car!r,a!
shipment of the 191 modem here. The .
are looking for a subdesJer In this clt
and if they fail to aaake the desirea
contract the cortemplate opening i
branch of their o n. Douglas "'"f -"
central point in the r t. rritory. it will,
in future, b- their h I'i'iuarters.
Of the carload nuvd here, all the
car! have alread hen told and two
Kerr driven to neirb New Mexico
points on Fnda afternoon whll thr. .
will be driven to Douglas, this alt1'
noon, for customers th. re
Ponomona. Oct.. IS. As one of th
big features of the Pomona Pageai '
of Progress celebration, to be hei i
here on October S8. an amateur ant
race will be included. Twelve entr.. -
hae been made so far.
The race will cover a four-mile
course about the clt It will be rO'i
In three heats and a final. Four auts
will be run on each heat
I t:. rocnifs V-i IIrald Want ds.
i ' '" ''' "'r ' ""'
rate a 'ii;! !' rWH imwmm$
i i ii Mm i Miiiiii hiiii
Touring Car, Weight 2680 Pounds; Price $2050.00.
500 to 900 Miles on One Gallon of Lubricating Oil.
8000 to 12000 Miles on Tires.
Gasoline Is Going Up; Buy a Franklin and Save Half
the Cost.
Investigate and Let Us Prove These Facts.
Franklin Motor Car Company
Phone 2309. El Paso, Tex. Myrtle & Campbell Sts.
Next Shipment Will Be Here About NoO. J Oth.
"Cool as a Saxon"
Saxon ability to keep coo sets a new standard
among low-priced cars. Folks ttsecL to say,
"cool ts a cscvunber." Now tkey say "cool as
a Saxon." Saxoa honeycomb radiator is the
finest type with large cooKog surface efficient
under all conditions.
In the hottest weather uader the most gruell
ing usage Saxon keeps cool. Its motor never
overheats. Its radiator never boils.
Ton can drive 15 to SS0 miles in a day with
out stopping and still your Saxon will refuse to
overheat. Its coolias system engineers say
is perfect.
Saxon takes you anywhere you want to kx at
less pene than any other car made ialf
cent a mile. A gallon of gasoline carries you 30
miles; a quart of oil. 1 miles.
Why not enjoy life more anj increase your effi
ciency by buying a Saxon? Come in todaj.
lllcli speed motor. 15 h. p.: 2-specd transmissions
Tlmken axles, signal lamps at side, ventilating
vtlndshlelu. (Blecirie starting and lighting, X30
-Pour" Tteadster S38." 'Mi Touring Car ?7S5
With detachable With detachable
Coupe top .I55 Limousine top 935
IlelHery Car 3)5 -t-liT Roadster TS3
Saxon Motor Sales Co.
323 Texas Street. Phone 137
George Babcock. who drove an Eng
lish Sunbeam in the last Corona race
and made exceptionally fast time as
well, and lately identified with the
Peugeot team, has returned to the
simple life. Bert Hine. general man
ager of the A. C. Ulne company. Hart
ford, t'onn., Oakland distributor, has
u Cfed d in indtiting Rabcoc k to join
Q J If you will let its do your tire aud tube repairing, you
Oijr at t-i ysj r, will get the best grade of Avork, and, besides, aviiil
W I L K b yourself of
at any X)int, at any hour of the day or night. Ours is a service that is hting
imitated and copied hut never EQUALED. On your next flat tire make us
prove our alertness py tffP7
and some of our state- II II
incuts by telephoning
ft 320 TEXAS.
United States Tires
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tlip Oaklmd s.il staff and for Th. I
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