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Jfili PASO HERALD
16 Week-End Edition, May 29-30, 1920. OPENS BENZOL , FUEL STATION Fi thousand gallons of benzol, a fcnroduct of coke used for motor fuel, fes now bfing daily extracted an3 re g ned at the Ford Motor company ? !at furrace coke ovens near De tfn t Mifh This ful which is more h""pM combustible than gasoline is now oe n- sold at a public station at tie aboe named nlant and has proven nig-hly satisfactory This price at present is almost the same as that 0 frtfolin The public station Is the first ever opened to sell benzol exclusiAelj for n" nr car consumption This filling sti on carries a suppH of 25 000 gal Inns of benzol on hand all the time To date some 300 000 gallons have teen cold and used b car and truck dners in Detroit Particularly dur ing the recent strike there was an ex tt nnally large demand for thla prrdj- Benzol has not vet reached the r-iirhest stage of refinement, and prnt results are best when It Is yr, P( r. qual portions with gasoline X"u tr-A Ford chemical laboratory is d rr a p'-eat deal of experimenting s-d ei hope to be able to refine 1 co i nn be used alone and under all condi ions. Its chief effective ly come fro-n Its high combustti e n f-v -w hich t between 12 and 15 per ent greater than gasoline VnT ffiriala state there Is no nos- sJl llit-v of benxol displacing gasoline n mntnr ftil lne It is a bvproduct n cok and therefore obtainable only m nmted quantities. FLEMING VISITS DEFERS Jcv Fleming of the Motor Car Sales companj is oat of the city on a tree weks trip through the ter r ore v siting Jordan and Hupmo- fcile dears. 553 Miles New . Roads Ordered hi This State Austin. Tex, Kay 21 In speaking of the activities of toe stale high Tray department In regard to con struction work for 120. R. M. Hub bard, chairman of the state highway commission, stated that since the be ginning: of the year, contracts for construction of 553 additional miles of the state system of highways have been approved The cost in round numbers amounts to 58 000,000, of which !. nrvn 000 i state and federal aid granted for the improvement of thesel preation. does the resistance of ana- lOO PERCENT 3 MF2sEr';!SsBHH EL PASO BATTERY AND IGNITION COMPANY. 214 tVesf San Antonio. Phone SOSe. Tfcey Hold the Road OLDFIELD TIRES oroJccts The mileage or the different types represented in these contracts are ""oncrete paement, 41 miles, bitu minous payment, 162 miles crushed rock or gravel surface, 267 nflles; shell, 10 miles, grading and perma nent structures, 75 miles. With the completion of the above mileage and the completion of -other contracts continued from last year, there will be 2500 miles of the desig nated highways located and built in a substantial manner with assured proper maintenance under the super vision of the department. Among tne larger projects awarded since April 1, are 22 3 miles in Polk county 23 in Harrison, 21$ in Bee, 19$ in Kleberg. 16 6 in Parker, IS S in Montague, 17 5 in Gillespie, IS 8 in Bexar, 30 5 ir Kimble, 22 3 in Rains, 24.$ in Smith. 32.3 in Cass. Other projects advertised for early letting were in the following coun ties, with a total of 225 miles La mar, Gonzales. Erath, Tom Green. Culberson. Schleicher, Montague, Webb, Orange, and Bexar. The Herald's Auto Quiz MSW SERIES MAXWBM.S OP 1920 ARRIVE E. EL. PASO The first shipment of the new series 1920 Maxwells arrived in 1 Paso last Thursday and they are now on exhibition in the Lester Motor company s salesroom. Many im provements over former models have been made. The general appearance seems to be more graceful and. the main construction a little stronger. More mileage per gallon of gasoline is claimed due to improvements in J the motor. FDFU ATT inn -lIYliii U1L lUAr-N And .Latest up-to-Date News of Texas and the 'WoId Wonder- oH fields also oher informa tion of great value to you. Tour request by letter or post card beings, this map Dept 80. MIB-AMERICAN Fort Worth, Texas. Actt Questions. 1 How call celluloid automobile. windows be repaired at home neatly. efficiently an cheaply? 2 What are some things to ob serve in cleaning a new car? 3. After inserting an inner tube Id a casing, what Important thing should be done before the tire is mounted on its rim 4. What is an emergency repair for a broken spring hanger? 6. What Is the motor construction of some of the new modern racing cars 6 In going downj.111 a gains tr com press ion produce the only braking effect 7 How can the sag In the top of a car be straightened out? 8 What is the safest way to park a car on a grade? 9 What Is the best way to park a car In congested traffic alongside the curb when you have to get in a small space between two cars? 10 How can a car owner etch his Initials or other mark on his car for identification In case of theft Answers to Last Week. Questions. 1. Warm weather has a very de cided effect on a carburetor. Air and heat are necessary for the carburetor properly to vaporize the gasoline When the air is warm the vaporiza tion takes place more Quickly and with mere efficiency, thus allowing the supply of gasoline to be cut down. This is called a eane mixture." In warm weather a lean mixture (which means less gasoline and more air) twill give just as good results In the motor as a ncner mixture in cold weather. 2. When the motor starts and then suddenly stops, any of the following may be the cause 1 Water In the gasoline. 2 Disconnected eleetrical circuit. 3 TJmv trouble; 4 Loose electrical terminals; 5 Broken spark ping or wire; 6 A water leak into the cylinder, 7 Gasoline supply ex hausted. 3. A common cause of misfiring Is an air leak through a worn valve guide or carburetor manifield connec tion. One way of. telling an air leak through a 'valve guide is that oil leaks out while the motor Is In opera tion. A bad leak In the carburetor connection will produce a hissing sound. 4. A motor can he prevented from overheating when driving In low gear for a long time by reducing the gaso line mixture as lean as Is possible for smooth running In low gear. As a richer fuel mixture will cause more heat, the lean mixture will tend to overcome overheating. It is also mare possible to drive a car with a leaner mixture on low gear than on high. 5 The Old Spanish Trail, now un der transformation Into a highway. will run from California to Florida. a distance of 2000 miles. 6, In refacing a cone clutch, the area or surface Is determined by multiplying half the width of the face by the circumference of the Inner edge and add it to the circumference of eater edge. T. One of the quickest ways of ex wanntlng a storage battery Is leafage of current caused by the interior of the battery box or the batteries be coming wet. Be careful of your bat tery when you wash yoir car. 8. Sight and twelv cylinder en gines usually have an arrangement of two water pumps In a single unit, In some systems a single Inlet is pro vided but usually there are two out lets. . A honeycomb type of radiator is made of a number of hexagonal tubes joined together in a way as to allow space between the tubes for the water. It is considered an expensive construction. 10. The following parts of a motor car should be oiled, greased or In spected for their need of lubricant every day. 1 Crankcase. 2 Steering Knuckle: 3 Steering cross rod; 4 All spring clips and spring connections. 5 The eccentric bushing 6 Twist universal crease cud. 7 Brake lever connections. Copyright 120 Thomp- BUU f fllUf OWTIsCV. SAYS HEAVIER TUBES SOLVE PROBLEM OF CORD TIRES "Heavier tnb are the only solu tion of the cord tire problem." says Harry Potter, of the Potter, Hen iwssy Wlaeo company, who handles Horse Shoe tires and Re cord tubes in this elty. The He Cord tab. Is especially built for the extreme service required by cord tires. Here is what Mr. Potter says of the necessity for special Inner tubes for Cords "I wonM like to have motorists visit my store and inspect a section of a cord caalnc It Is built of atrongr rlgld cords which are absolutely parallel. They are so strong; that they will cut into a tube Any inner tube removed from a cord caanlg will have the marks of the casing clearly cut Into Its walls and yet there Is no question about the superi ority of the Cord tire. The parallel cords eliminate friction which Is the weakness of fabric tires. The ton sil strength of cord tire material Is much greater than ordinary fabric. Motorists demand more cords every day, in fact the demand greatly ex ceeds the supply "To meet the requirements of the cord tire the Re-Cord tube was con structed with aide-walls 175 percent as heavy as those of the average high grade tube. The cord tire In a five inch else has a cross section of 7 19 inches as compared with 4 06 Inches of the standard fabrio tire. If the Inner tube Is to be stretehed to fill the added capacity of the cord tire, its walls would be so weakened that It could not resist the cutting of the parallel cords. -To illustrate how, this additional thickness is obtained the factory uses nine piles of laminated rubber in the Re-Cord tube Instead of six in the ordinary tube." nrppo SALfENT SIX sMatstVjF ji,'Vj . .ii Ml. ii.Ai.mbi ij. phi ii ." -m. aai-'i-'- -'''-'jjSeMrffgssWasW ill-- mimm tiBi WHi His - pnS!iBBBMCw fJrWBBB JpMK3iBjSSJi.aHIIBgjjfJ3jTjro A REPUTATION FOE STURDY RELIABILITY DID THIS FANCHER& COMPANY OIL LEASES AND ROYALTIES TOTAH. TEXAS. 5-23-20. West Texas Motor Co., El Paso, Texas, Gentlemen! Sir, Tinnln has Just returned from 7oar rlty and speaLa of your four-passen-eer Stephens aa being a beauty. He says you have two on handf and ire have decided to male, a deposit of Two Unndred and Fifty Dol lars eaeh'on the two vrhleh you have in stoclc If yon will hold them until the 15th of June for na. If yon will do thla let us know at once. The two cars we want are the models 84B. t If yoa cannot consider thla, you may return our cheeks. Tours very truly, tixxix PAXciinn. OVT By G. I". rancher. The chechs Dere accepted and the ivao Stephens jH be delivered fane 15. FORD MOTOR CO.'AYfARDED CERTIFICATE OF MERIT A certificate or merit, together with a citation by the director of air service war department, has Just teen received by the Ford Motor company. Detroit. The - letter an nounces that the "chief of ordnance also made similar recommendation and citation." It reads This company produced 3950 com plete ljtberty-12 motors of unusually good quality They also produced all cylinder forglngs used by all plants sh the manufacture of Iiiberty motorat and they Invented and developed special machinery and processes for tnis purpose, xnu plant was IN percent on war work." Besides the cylinder forgiags, the Ford company perfected and maau- lacturea all the cylinders and all the bearings used in American made Liberty motors. All war work handled bv Hnir Foi for the United Slates govern ment was none at actual cost. LDEMONSTRATES cletrac on RANCH NEAR SIERRA BLANCA a a Nlcholls. of the Ree-Klbbe company returned to the city Thurs day from a Cletrac demonstrating trip on George W. Jarre's ranch, nine miles from Sierra Blanca. There is a big tank on this ranch which has to be dragged every summer and heretofore it has taken many men and mules to put the tank In condi tion for the. season. The Cletrac, dragging a five foot fresno behind It, made the trip back and forea. is Inches deep In the water most of the time, and cleaned the tank In one fourth the usual time. NeUeesrto say the Cletrac staved on the niM a new piece oi equipment lor Mr. Love. Time Or Money Saved, Gage Of Truck's Worth Below Is the second Instalment of an abstract of the naner on "Rela- i tlon of Solid and Pneumatic Tires to Motor Truck Efficiency." by S. V. Norton, refed at the recent meeting of the Society of Automotive Engineers. Mr Norton Is a transportation engi neer, tire expert and author The abstract of his paper is covered In five instalments. "Broadly speaking," Mr Norton said, te efficiency of a truck In performing Its function depends upon the amount of time or money. or both, that It saves for the shipper, as compared with any other means of haulage. While It Is difficult to separate -all the factors bearing on these two items, they may be roughly classified as follows "The factors effecting time are Distance of hauls; traffic congestion: speed of delivery: regularity of de livery; condition of roads (effect on speed of truck); number of trips per day, and time oat for repairs, eta "The factors effecting money are Amount of pay load and overload, condition of road (effect on tires and truck) . number of trips per day, cost of operatlon;cost of upkeep, and cost of substitute equipment. Pneumatic Mow Costly. "In what way does the tire equip ment bear on these factors? To be gin with, the operator must pay from 75 percent to 235 percent more for pneumatic than for solid tires. No dependable figures Indicating the relative cost per mile of the two types are available, but from such information as can be obtained, it Is my belief that it will cost from two to three times more per mile to run on pneumatics than solids. et us see how pneumatic tires may exiect tne time zactors. iz tne operator Is engaged In loss: distance hauling with relatively few stops. pneumatic tires will almost Invari ably save running time, due to the fact that they absorb the road shocks so much more easily than solids. It should also Ie noted that the driver's fatigue in such cases Is far less on pneumatics than on solids. "Up to the present, however, com paratively few trucks are engaged In long distance hauling: The great ma jority of trucks operate in cities where they cannot possibly obtain a speed of over ten miles an hour. For such speeds there can be no possible saving In time which would offset the extra cost of running on pneumatic tires. Roads Have Important Bearing. "The condition of road surface has a very Important bearing on the time element, aa It has a direct ef fect on the speed of the truck. In fact, under certain circumstances the Increased traction afforded by the heavy duty pneumatic makes It pos sible to operate the truck while if It Is equipped with solids it cannot be driven at alL This is particularly noticeable in rural districts where there are no hard surfaced roads. "One of the advantages frequently mentioned Is the greater number of trips per day wnicft may be obtained from a truck equipped with pneu matics. So far as this factor by it self is concerned, there Is no doubt that the advantage Is In favor of the pneumatic There Is one more Important fac tor to be considered as affecting the time element, and that is the num ber of hours the truck Is laid up for CLKVEIVD SQUAHE OARAGE UXDGU ITS AEW MANAGEMENT The Cleveland Square garage, sold last week to A. B. La Gasse and as sociates, has been taken over by the new management and is being 'equipped for general repair and stor age business. Mr. La Gasse will man age the business and nersonaliv supervise the repair department. His long experience with local automo bile establishments has made Mr. La ehanics in the city. MISSION GARAGE TO HANDLE Prt VIsi.Ua. .. ..... - .. . distrlbHting agency for the U and J. n,lHiai . -..a n. . .. X7 z zl .-wr WMl Acias ana rew Mexlta. This carburetor was formerly -......... w fj wa u. c .j sales company. The agency with the Mis sion was placed by M. J. Brock, who has gone to San Antonio to open an v.-n.c auo aisbwb win renaer DOtn sales and service for the V and J. "DIM." ROGERS JOINS RIO CRA.VDE RUBBER CO. FORCE "Bin- Rogers, formerly auctioneer at the El Paso stock exchange, has Grande Rubber company and will de- '" . io 10 mo saie oi itepubllc tires. "AD" BUO.TJOR BACK OX JOB. Lieut. "Ad" Buquor la back In civilian clothes and on the Job sell ing Chevrolet cars at the Boouor Motor company salesroom. VISITOR PROM PHOENIX. ST. L. Burkhead. of Phoenix, Ariz. was a visitor along automobile row this week. Mr Burkhead handles the TV'eseott In Arlsona. sTlMwrasw fli!. thai nrnnitK vfcst !.. flowers. El Paso Seed Co- C21 Ko San Antonio street. Adv Want Kodak Fimvnlns' See Oan dara. Adv. Is Tour Jewelry Out of Datet We will fix it like new. Sheldon Jewelry Co. Adv. CARPETS CLEANED the best way by the beat cleaners. WILSON-S1IL-LICAX Plant x. Phone 786 Adv. WEST TEXAS MOTOR CO. r 50 Acres Of 0a 50 ACRES OF OIL LAD IN LOUISIANA SOLD FOR 92,5000,000. We publlah a little nermpspcr devoted to news of the Louisi ana oil field the richest In the Torld. Full of good stuff lours regularly for the osklng FREE. Kentucky Investment Co 101 Mllcm Street. Shreveport Louisiana "Dogged Persistence is the way owners de scribe Hupmobile per formance. And what could warm a driver's heart more than to know that his car is al ways "there?" II0T0R CAR SAXES CO. 608 Montana St. TeL 6573. iffepmobiie DEALERS M AFTER GARS Hoy Lester, of the Lester Motor company, baa been in Detroit for the past week. He decided that about the only way to set Maxwell and Chalmers cars Into El Paso and the southwestern territory was to go and get them. He wired In recently that he had driven several carloads to a point about 10 ratios from Detroit and had them started via railroad for El Paao. Allen to Detroit. Too. James G Allen, of the False Sales and Service company, left last Tues day for Detroit. Mich. Mr. Alien is making1 the Journey in the endeavor to get False cars out of Detroit and onto freight cars en route to 61 Paso This company Is many cars behind delivery and must make this effort to catch up. repair. Barrini? occasional layups caused by defective material or workmanship, solid tires can be de pended upon to give uninterrupted service from the time they are ap plied until worn down to the point They can then be replaced without serious loss of time. "Owing1 to the comparative vul nerability of pneumatic tires, they are far more likely to require time out for repairs and replacemtns. Punetare Leu Freqaent. ' Punctures do not seem to be so frequent.ar so costly in point of time as blowouts due to cutting and chaf ing' Of side walls from ruts, as well as to nnderlnflatton and overload ing. Whon we come to compare the time out for causes other than tire trouble, we find a anety of con flicting claims, though it seems to me the evidence favors the use of pneumatics. "It is claimed by some that the use of pneumatic tires accelerates the wear on certain parts, such as bearings, bushings and steering knuckles, and that a corresponding greater amount of time required for the adjustment and renewal. More over, many owners state that the use of pneumatics on tracks cause their drivers to oerspeed and take more dangerous chances that result in ac ciden ts and 1 me o ut tor otherwise unneoesary repairs than is the case on solids." r6iUEIRA BC1S RKVERE. The Lester Motor company has sola and delivered one of the ReYer touring cars to Roberto V Pesqueira, the fiscal agent for the new Mx -can government. 1 nomeAUto Phoae 1500 ervice Phone 1500 CARS TO JUAREZ DAY & NIGHT SERVICE ANYWHERE, ANY TIME Stand 322 Mesa, EPUBLI mth SjAqGaKj) studs The longer life of Republic is not alone due to the Prodium process of hardening the rubber. That process contributes most, of course, to the greater tough ness of Republic Rubber. But the Republic Staggard Tread also helps to increase the mileage and lengthen the life of the tire. The long, oval, Staggard Studs, were shaped as they are shaped, and placed as they are placed, with a definite purpose in mind. There are just enough of them, and they are so located, that at least three whole studs are always gripping the road. We urge motorists to becozna acquainted frith our service. It is available at ell times. C d IRES lii ililS sasPIWiftf Kmm I mm ImwfMi I ill ftim TELEPHONE -25M 4 iB BwMJgFW'im 1 IN ImJlzMi .?S- ( . VliatksqfPgBFSssssgitl. iilM i "-sisSr&Jl f isls)ldHs9BBBBSSBBBBSBBBBBBBBBBBf9lBBsl tMftli, m wmm "SSSBSSJ Rio Grande Rubber Co. 411 MESA AVE. I- TIRE PRICES SMASHED ' 20 Discount on the Famous RACINE EXTRA , TESTED Tires for 1 5 Days ONLY We are overstocked. Every Tire guaranteed absolutely fresti and first-class. Positively no seconds or faulty goods. Don't lyiisjLinderstand This Special Sale is a straight, legitimate business proposition.1 Come in at once and investigate. "Ask the Man Who Rolls One" Mannlng-Edmondson Co '303 Mills St. Ph. 144 1 01 Mofitaaa. Telephone 4243.