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El Paso herald. (El Paso, Tex.) 1901-1931, July 28, 1917, HOME EDITION, Cable News and Automobile Section, Image 18

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TTp-FimT T.-Vr-un, ."Mr 1017.
Very Few Events Are Scheduled For This Fall and
Conscription May Take Many Drivers Before
Next Season; Speedways Going Into
Decay; Road Races in Favor.
y TTJE in the way of motor car
1 racing will take place for the
ren of 1917 and the chances ot
r.u-h, if any racing, for the ISIS
season are very slim with a major
ity of t he racing drivers either
fchedjlfj for war or likely to be
tiVen ny conscription. Under these
" J.iiois speedways will pro to rack
rid ri- i In many instances. One ts
ren now beina: torn down and oth
ers pre closed while few are paylns.
tVhat of the time after the war
's tup when European manufac-
w'll on it naturallT desire to
r- th- racing field as a means oft
u p publicity to their product and
' s i nit-ans of reviving their tusi-
r-.o Thn will come offers of in
-- tu.ntl competition In America
f-h ch Tiili bringr across the water
rnnv famous drivers with cars of
f;.pf'i inii quality.
v y iht speedways rone
i u i jutn the discard by lack of
-f - reflect, it is hardly likely
tl . rs will be built with the
f i to make money of those now
n f lftnce, excepting1 of course
"!y Indianapolis and Uniontown.
R oad Kmy Tb Cme Ha rlc.
" ircs are strong for a return
- f.irl) racing days with contests
n t.i'- road, the beach and on hills.
i rmond-Daytona beach race
- the Mount Washington and
- t-er hill climbing events, the Yan-rie-b.iT
and Grand Prize road races
vJ. celebrated events of the earlier
-la-vs of the sport may be revived to
- -it; together America's crack driv-
.,ni the best left in Europe at
-h- of the war.
Th re is already talk of a revival
famous vanderbilt race on
resorts and serve to make that state
an een more prominent gathering
place for the motorists of America
during the winters of the future.
Strange People Ton Meet.
Never a motorist that tours
through the countryside who has not
met with experiences in asking di
rections that. In the very nature of
things, make tones to relate for
years to come. For, be it known
that people there are mho live in
this country of ours who for their
1 1 f e tlm e have 11 ved within a few
miles of a laryre town without ever
acquiring enough spirit to learn the
name of their nearest village, town
or city.
Motorist after motorist has related
incidents of this aaracter and one
which occurred recently on theroad
to New York and between Pough
k psie and New York city, is in
mind. With a flat tire and a pump
which would not work, inquiry made
for the nearest garage elicited the
information that the two owmen.
KTn dressed lor company and T
ing somewhere, did not know "what
a jrarage might be" and farther tnat
tney did not know the name of the
nearest town nor the distance as
neither, although a resident of the
district for a life time, and their
were not few, had ever been
there. That situation was so alto
gether amusing that other questions
elicited the fact that both were so
busy tney had no time to travel.
IM Xt Knw Uht ifewn. '
In another town a lad of 1 who
looked fairly intelligent, could not
give the name of the town, although
he said that he had lived there all
his life, was a school attendant, was
not a numbscull and so on. He had
"really never had any reason to ask
eo he said.
Farmers along lines of highway
.one inland, an event witnessed ini
ast vcrrs ty nunoreos oi tnousanast included in demur, in Vew Vnrlr
People when it was held there, state were unable to say which way
was tne ngnt route to the state road
ThF-re is also talk of reviving the
T-and iYize race and bavannan
r b- induced to again enter the
-s in tie promotion or tnis event.
TV exodus to Florida, each winter
? tt i- -n for the revival of the Or-
n i'.iona beach races for there
e roads now to Florida and thou--a!
d up-n thousands of tourists al
'uke that their winter pU-
Tb re ival of the famous beach
-re- with International compel i-
-i j. as will be certain, will add
p .ih to the gayety of the Florida;
Cars Scarce and
War Not Hurling
Their Sale Here
Is not hurting the au to
rt .'ule trade In the southwest,
aid E. G. Perry, of the Ine Star
Motor company. "Dealers who
are not doing their regular busi
are not doing their regular
hotline Chihuahua is proving
a, ta onderful new market for cars
and we are able to sell all that
the factories will supply us.
"This week we delivered an
oti - G 1L C to the Southwest-
rr. '"oca -Cola company for Dem
:i g in preparation for the can
tonment: a two-ton G. M. C to
H bort Webb of Rodeo, for min
ing work; & three-quarter ton G.
M r to Otto Stege. a bottler at
rihuahua City and another of
the same sise to Davison and
company, of Chihuahua City.
Beside? these truck deliveries, we
Trade several Dodge. Hudson and
Chandler deliveries.
43 Percent More Cars Sold
in Past 12 Months Than
Previous Year.
Washington, D. C-, July 28. In 1916
there were 1,067,332 more motor cars
registered in the United States than
in 1913. This mas an Increase of 43
percent. The gross total of regis
tered cars. Including commercial cars,
was 3,512,9 96; the number of motor
cycles registered wa 250,820. The ;
several state collected In registration;
and license fees, including those of
chauffeurs and operators, a total
gross revenue or J 25,865, 3 9. 73. Of
this amount 52 percent, or $23,910,81 1,
was applied directly to construction,
improvement or maintenance of the
public roads in 43 states, according to
figures compiled by the office of pub
lic roads of the United States depart
ment of agriculture in circular 73,
"automobile registration, licenses and
revenues in the United States, 1916."
The figures for 1916 correspond
very closely with the annual per
centage increase of motor car regis
tration of the last three years. This
yearly increase has averaged 4" per
cent in the number of cars and 50
percent in revenues.
When viewed over a period of
years, the increase in motor car reg
istration and gross revenue has been
remarkable. In 1946 the total state
registrations were approximately 48,
000 cars, on account of which the sev
eral states collected in fees and li
censes a total gross revenue of about!
$190,000. Only a small part of this
was applied to road work. In 1916 the!
sz5.sa.39.75 collected formed nearly
nine percent of the total rural road
and bridge revenues ox the states.
lrtturrments of Kund.
Recent years have shown an In
creasing tendency to put the spending-
of the motor car revenues di
rectly In the hands of the state high
way departments. Of the total
amount applied to road work In 191C,
percent, or t it,ii,tzu, was ex-
and at what point Information mlgrht Pfnded more or less directly niider
be obtained as to the right direction the control or supervision of state
to take, the detour having been Un-'5lKhway departments. Only 13 states
marjteo. Mgns at tnat particular live'"'" ,k
point cross road naa neen oDitteratea " .--. v. -
badly by weather and moreover the mobile revenues.
sign post rave evidence of having
been tampered with, yet the farmer O- 0- -P O
woo was nearest to tne point coma
not say In what direction the sign
post should properly lace, having
"never had occasion to study the
directing signs as he knew."
Several farmers in a party will
each talk at one and the same time,
when requested to give directions,
and each will have his own theories
or tne nest way to reacn a point
Miss Ora Chester, secretary to J. W.
Kirkpairick. of the Tri-State Motor
company, is spending her vacation in
J. B. Hancock and "Speck" Carruth.
of the Tri-State. returned on Friday
twMis to coniuse a saini wnen as a ts Some of tbttr fellow workers
I xt aettJe.roa"1 m3J. Je I rather spoiled the vacation by wiring
direct with turns which
man would quite naturally take.
"The Tale of Two Sleeves. a spe
cial film 8howins: the construction
and workings of the Knight type of
3lotor usea in tne t uiys-tinigni. is
now being shown in the southwest
with L. E. Gtllett, of the El Paso
Overland company, as special lec
turer. Mr. GiUett will spend about
a month taking the films through the
territory and will then bring it to El
Paso and show it to the members of
the Adclub.
Mr. Gilletfs date?, from today, are:
Deming. July 19: Silver City. August
1: Magdalena, August 3: Engle, Au
gust i; Alamogordo. August 7: Car
rizozo. August S: Koswell. August 10:
Portales, August 11: Carlsbad. Au
gust 14: Pecos. August 16: Marfa.
August IS; Fort Stockton, August 20;
Sanderson. August 2?: Alpine. August
J3; Valentine, August 14.
TEL. 408
696 UDCA AVE. V TEL. 4068 S
that both had been called for the first
draft. "It wouldn t have been so ban.
says Carruth. "only they had the
nerve to send the telegram collect.
Joe Magoffin has joined the Elliot -Garrett
sales staff and is now seUins;
John Marshall, of the Pioneer Motor
company, is back from a trip to nn
Stockton and other Texas points. He
made th trip in a Vim truck and
lined up several good prospects.
R IV. Deason. of the Saxon ageacr
left on Saturday morning, for Item
ing, to deliver a car.
S. Z. Silversparre. of the Boss Rub
ber company. Is now in New York,
after spending a short vacation In
Wisconsin. Re Is expected home in
about two weeks.
C. E. Albright has Joined the sales
force of the EI Paso Overland com
pany and has been pot In charge of
tire sales.
G. Klaffert. of the Western Batteif
and Magneto company, returned this
week from an extensive trip through
the territory in the Interest of the
J. C. Dunlavy. of the Western Bat
tery force. Is back from a vacation
trio to the California, beaches.
Joe Clifton, brother of Henry Clif
ton, local Hudson sales manager, has
I irrived from Detroit and will take
hold of Packard sales for the Xone
Star Motor company.
' Joe McAllister, of Steeplerock. 3f.
I M was a visitor at the Lone Star
Motor company this week and drove
' home a new Chandler.
I R. M. Ramming, of the Buanhtg
Motor company. Is still In Wichita
Fat's on private business.
T. E. Mitchell, of the Form-A-ruck.
left for New Mexico points on
: iday on a busines strrp.
. C. Tiemeier. Form -A -Truck
i.'ler. left for Chicago Friday, on a
b.i'-iness trip.
J. R. Overstreet. southwestern
Hupmobile sales manager, arrived in
F.: Paso on Friday on a business trip
fid will make his headquarters with
The Toltelk Motor company for a few
K T.. TVilliford. formerly head of
" O'nrK Tire service with head-
ar-'Ts at rallai and wen known in
' ' r.To. will enter the automobile
( in nicago next ween.
Two Floors and Basement
For Waters and Staff;
Attractive Building.
One of the neatest, brightest and
best arranged automobile salesrooms
in the city is that now occupied by
the Oakland Auto Sales company at
the corner of Montana street and
Mesa avenue. Manager R. C. Waters
and bis staff moved in late last week
and now are settled and "at home" to
all callers.
Facing 49 feet on Mesa and 1:0
feet on Montana, the salesrooms and
service shop are both well lighted.
The salesroom occupies 40 by 60 feet
at the front of the nullding while the
service station takes the remainder of
the ground floor. There is a base
ment. 40 by CO feet, which is used for
The second floor is occupied by the
overhauling sbop. which is also well
lighted at all times, while a portion
can also be used for storing new cars.
The parts room is on the second floor
and nere a stock of parts for Oakland
and National cars and International
trucks, valued at $6500, is carried for
the convenience of owners of those
makes of cars.
The salesroom is lighted by the In
direct electric system and presents a
pretty appearance at night. Various
models of Oaklands and Nationals are
on display.
One of the first announcements of
the company, after moving, was that
International truck prices have ad
vanced but truck manager Raymond
B. Stamm points out that the prices
of Internationonal trucks have been
stationary for two years while nearly
all other makes have been advancing.
The advance In the three quarter ton
prices Is S22S and S250 on the one ton
License Plates Still Delayed;
Police Will Enforce Dimmer
and Speed Laws of the State
WHITE there has been some talk that the state motor vehicle law,
with reference to earning sute numbers, will be enforced from
nest week, this will be impracticable for the simple reason that
several thousand El Paso motorists have made application to the state
highway department for licenses and many have not even received an
official acknowledgement, while not even a single set of the state license
plates has yet reached this city.
The police, both county and city, are getting ready to enforce the
dimmer and speed provisions of the state law, however. The glaring
headlights must go and it is unlikely that owners with painted headlight
will be able to "get by" under the state law, which is very strict n to
the height of the glare 'from the headlights. The Motor Trades association
had this matter up last Monday and it is likely that arrangements will lie
made for a test of various types of headlight lens within the next few days
so that motorists may know just exactly where they stand.
Motorists who have not yet even applied for their state licenses may
find themselves in the proverbial hot water because of their del.ij. In
formation as to horsepower, state fees, etc.. will be furnished by Tlie
Herald anto department any morning next week, except Friday, from 9 to
11 oclock.
The blaejackets that man our ships on the high
seas and Quaker Tires that serve cars on the highways
can be depended on to do their full duty under all con
ditions. Our sailors and Quaker Tires both have the
right stuff in them, and the tires, like the men, have
the temper to fight.
Adjustment 5QOO MUbS
Guarantee v "vtJ
This adjustment guarantee gives you assurance of
your money's worth, but the tires are delivering thou
sands of free excess miles. If we can sell you one
Quaker Tire, you will sell yourself three more. Order
that oae Quaker today.
F. JOHNSON & CO., Inc.
411 Meta Ave.
Pkow 2566
El Pao, Texas
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Ta .'1 Rakestraw. of the Payne
r.'k.tnw Motor company, is the
l-ueM member of the local motor
liealer-' c .lony to Join the aviation
corps of the I'nlted States army and
lie is notv waiting his call to Austin
for h's final examinations.
T. J. Fitzgerald, manager of th
local branch, has accepted a commis
sion in the supply company of the
First Texas Infantry, now being or
ganised here, and expects to leave
with his unit some time next week
for the training camp.
Adolph Buquor. of the Buquor Mo
tor company, and M. Z. Tlce factory
representative of the Maxwell In this
territory, made application on Tridav
for a chance to attend the training
school for the officers' reserve at
lieon springs.
At a meeting of the stockholders
of the Western Motor Supply com
pany, held this week. Charles Mont
fort was elected president and gen
eral manager of the company. Henry
Diers was named vice president and
sales manager, and Mrs. C C. Bukey
as secretary and treasurer. The capi
tal of the company was increased
irora jiz.uuo to izi.vra.
The new president stated, Friday,
that the plans of the company call
for an extensive Increase In the
amount of stock to be carried and
states that the western Motor Sim
ply company will be In a better posi
tion than ever oerore to supply tne
needs of both dealers and motorists.
What is paid to be the largest pub
lic garage in the western states win
be opened to the public August 1 by
S. I,. Alpern and associates, who have
taken over the buildings at Sixth and
Florence streets, formerly occupied
by the government as a machine shop
and will open a first class garage
and repair shop under the name of
the Alpern Garng-e and Anto com
pany. There will be - -apaclty of 250 ears
In the section f.:-t ! He onennd- hut
j it will be possible to almost double
t:n' rapacity. Mr. Barber, a well
kwu'i Inn! mfhanio. will lip i-,
-' Ihp hop n1'! 'i fp ' t-r-.
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Brighten the home with Sole Proof
Colored Varnishes. Lander Lumber Co.
Marcos Russell Back
Alone "This Time" Bui
May Go West Again
Somewhat to the disappointment of
various furniture dealers, real estate
agents and Jewelers. Marcos Russek.
Good Rain Will Be
Big Help To Trade
In Roswell District
A good rain will do a wonderful lot
of good In stimulating business in all
lines In anil around Kosweii. accord- '
ing to IL E. Lewis, of the Jordan.
of the Southern Motor company, re-'who has just returned from a trip ,
turned alone from Los Angeles on tnrougn tnat territory. Mr. www
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-No. I
didn't get married this
good in Roswell. where he sold two j
cars, but he expects much better busi- ,
into the matter of opening a branch
of the Southern Motor company in the
Mexican capital, but his brother.
David, asserts that Marcos is sure to
make another tr.p to I.os Angeles be-fo-t;
he gos to Mexico Cit for ai j-
. I lengthy stav.
Have your Arch Supports expertly t
fitted. tin. Hokahr, 319 Texas St ' It pays to pain wltn Tatton's P in
Adv. Proof Paints. Lander Lumber Co Adv.
trip," said the automobile man. as he ness after the ranges are improve!
told of the furniture, real estate and by some Rood showers..
Jewelry salesmen who waited on him I "I quickly sold two Jordans In Ros
on his return. Mr. Russek will go to i well and my red demonstrator was
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"The city business there Is pord but ,
the cattlemen seem to be waiting fort
more rain. They have had a few local I
showers bnt not nearly ennueh hut j
I'-t tli rire--s cet a prntid rtr-ncnimr
-t ' 'i t'j Kowtll d sr t w.ll be 1:1
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A Test That Never Fails to Reveal Every Weakness and Prove
Every Strength of a Motor Car
Stock Hudson Super-Six cars are deliberately
sent through tests more trying, more destructive,
than any the average driver could imagine.
For one hour, a fully equipped phaeton with top
and windshield up and carrying five passengers, was
sent at top speed. It averaged 70.74 miles an hour
and established the best time for such a perfor
mance with a stock car. The test was officially
observed by the American Automobile Association.
It is just one of the many similar tests to prove
It was not a preconceived campaign of tests that
we set out to make. Each test was thought suf
ficient in itself. But just as the giant is surprised
as he realizes the ease with which he accomplishes
Tach feat that he had felt would try his strength,
so the Super-Six has so easily met every test that
more trying and abusive trials have been devised.
We were sure that in the 24-hour test a stock chas
sis would break all previous records. But no one
thought it would go 347 miles farther than any
other car had ever gone in 24 hours. The Super-
Phaeton, 7-pauenger .
Speedtter, 4-pauenser
Cabriolet, 3-paweo;er .
Six covered 1819 miles. It broke all records for a
traveling machine.
So, too, wnen a seven-passenger Super-Six set out
from San Francisco for New York it was with con
fidence that it would lower the time of all other
transcontinental runs. It did so by 14 hours and
59 minutes. Then because the run had been made
so easily and without special planning, the car was
turned around and raced back to San Francisco.
In the return trip it also did better than any other
automobile had ever done in crossing the continent
in either direction. Hudson's round trip required
10 days and 21 hours.
Because of the ease with which the Super-Six has
met every trial, it has always suggested something
harder to do.
Endurance First
There is hardly any quality of a car that is so
important to the buyer as that of endurance.
Safety, comfort, reliability, low maintenance cost
are all dependent upon endurance.
Every quality of motor car satisfaction is depend
ent upon ponjer acceleration, speed and endurance.
And every Hudson test proves that in these respects
there is no car that equals it.
Convincing as the official records are, there is
still further proof that no other car has to offer
equal advantages. These proofs are furnished by
37,000 Hudson Super-Six owners. They have
added their experiences to the official tests.
Others Have Increased Their
Prices Not Hudson
Other makers are now announcing price increases
which brings the former $1,200 and $1,300 cars
into the Hudson class. Until present material sup
plies are exhaustedHudson prices remain unchanged.
So you can get for a limited time a Super-Six at a
price not influenced by present high material costs.
When the present allotment is exhausted then
Hudson too, must go up in price.
For months Hudson has been the largest selling
fine car. Its popularity and the growing scarcity
and increasing cost of materials hasten the day
when you must pay more than you can buy a Super
Six for today.
Toorias Sedan ... .$2175
Town Car ...... 225
(All prion f.cb. Uttrait)
Towa Car Landaulet ... $3025
LHBoaiine ....... 2925
Ltsaoaune Lasdaulet ... 3025
Phone 6100
321 West San Antonio Strtcl

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