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WITH THE A UTO MEN
Anil new pistons tin. ,1.
will restore the |xiwei- of
that worn or scored
Write or phone for prices
3853 So. Park ay.
Shop, Mail. ISTSi
Bee., Mad. 18:11.
Lei Us ________ That Carbon
We liave complete equipment for removing iai-!x,n from
motors in quick time. The expense is small.
WEVER MOTOR CAR CO.
2_» South X St, MAIN 1478.
The Universal Car
We can make prompt
delivery on Ford
F. O. B. Tacoma
NIGHT SKBVICE UP TO 9:30 P. M.
J. W. CAPEK & CO.
Authorized Ford Dealer.
702 4 Broadway. Main 2322
service station that will enable you to save 10 to
20 per cent on repair bills.
"Trouble proof" your car by having it tested by
Detective Ambu, the most wonderful device
known to science for detecting starting and
14th and A Sts. Tacoma.
We Have the Cars That Will Satisfy You at
Remarkably Low Prices and Terms.
BIG ASSORTMENT TO CHOOSE FROM
Pacific Car Co.
NORTH 2ND AND G ST.
Take Point Defiance Car, Get Off at G St.
PROGRESSIVE SYSTEM OF
ASSEMBLY AT FORD PLANT
J. W. Capek & Co. are respon
sible for the following: 'One of
the lies* places to observe the
Ford system of progressive man
ufacture and assembly will be
found In their rear axle depart
"Here the rear axle housings
are started in the process of man
ufacture at one end of the de
partment which covers 30 days
'and finally brought together with
other parts to make the finished
rear axle assembly at tbe other
end. During litis entire process
no transporting is done, the clif
'ferent sections of the assembly
being passed from machine to
machine or placed on endless
chain conveyors according to the
location of the next operation.
"At the extreme east end of
the department one finds an im
mense pile of 'bells' as they are
called. These bells, two in num
ber, on the car. are bolted to
gether, joining the right and left
hand sections of the rear axle
housings. They also enclose the
bevel drive gears thru which pow
er is transmitted to the rear
"When the hells are taken from
Ithe big pile they pass thru a few
operations before going to power
ful machines that force the hous
ing tubes into the ends of the
bell. At this point the assem
bly} bell and tulie are placed on
a crtSveyor which passes between
double rows of lathes set backs
"The lathe operators take as
semblies from the conveyors as
needed and perform several
operations after which tbe as
semblies are placed on the con
M'Eldowney's Plan of
Experts Makes a Hit
11. K. MoKldowney, proprietor
'of McKldowneys garage, has
! made a lilt with his plan of hav
ing experts in charge of his de
partments. That the plan lias
appealed to Tacoma motorists is
! shown by the patronage given his
McEldowney does practically
all classes of automobile repair
work, even to blacksmitliing and
building springs for motor cars|
l*-ist fall he decided to operate
a combination garage.
Motorists, he contended, want
1 to have all repair work done un
i der one roof.
j C. A. Kintz. a mechanic of
years of experience, was engaged
jto take charge of the repair
| work on Dodge cars. Klnt_ re-
t_f "vu^ ft^^V PS
Fred Wever has moved to more
commodious quarters up on K. It.
| Fred says increase of business
simply outgrew the old quarters
■ on Broadway.
o —o —a
Some people have to sit bai-k
and wait for a Ford.
o —o —a
Friend Blangy of Capek & Co. i
says he has a Ford Sedan he can
deliver on receipt of the price,
o —o —a
H. E. MoKldowney steps Into
the limelight again with his con
geirial smile and big force of ex
Bob Field of the Pacific Car
company advises prospective auto
buyers to get a move on before
all the used cars are off the mar
C. C. Brown at the Commercial
Garage, 7th and Pacific, says lie
can sell your oar for you In 48
lender's Brake Band has made
a great hit in Seattle.
He says it goes on all the city
, cars because it lowers the up
We weld broken auto parts, says
the Electric Welding Co., 13th and
o —o —o
i They can cut oM some parts,
i however, with a fine saw at about
!25 cents a throw—or a minute.
Or 35 cents If you happen to
have a quarter and a dime.
' Jimmy Croston says as long as
he has three square meals a day ,
and a comfortable bed to sleep in i
he should worry!
The above is somewhat camou
flaged, .is it wouldn't do to re
peat what Jimmy really said.
Kennedy & Schnac.k, Broadway
Broadway accessory dealers, is
introducing an auto theft signal.
The device is said to be simple
in construction and easily in
stalled. Demonstrations are be
Fred Wever, president of the
Wever Motor Co., has moved to
his new location at 223 South X
Wever operated a first class
machine shop and has an Ambu
Wednesday, April 3, 1918. —THE TACOMA TlMEß—Page Threa.
,veyor where they pass to ano'her
-oint where the brake shoe as
sembly and other parts are added
In turn, the assemblies, for the
most part, passing in quick suc
cession from one machine to an
other as different parts are add
ed and operations performed.
"At about two-thirds of the
way down the line the practically
completed housings are met by
tbe axle shaft assembly which
comes via the conveyor from the
fifth floor of the building. This
assembly Is then installed in the
housings and the assembled drive
shaft and housing, radius rods,
hub brake pull rods, ec, are
duly added, as the assembly
steadily progresses on a conveyor.
During these various processes
the assembly has progressed to a
department, where it is given the
finishing touches and then the
finished Hear Axle Assembly as it
is known, Is swung onto another
cpnveyor which carries it to the
side of the building and i hence
down a craneway to the loading
docks where it is placed in cars
cently returned from California,
where lie took a course on tiie
care aid upkeep of Dod^e starting,
lighting and ign'tion systems.
U <i. Hawley is in charge of
Ford repair work, having made a
specialty of this for the last five
F. N. Conrad specializes on
service work on the larger cars,
and motor trucks. He is rated as
one of the best mechanics on the
In charge of the blaoksmith-
Ing, spring and frame depart
ments is O. H. Edoff, an expert
And then conies Mr. McEldow
ney. He's really so well known
to motorists that little need be
said about him, except that he is
one of the best all around ma
chinists in the west.
CITY OF SEATTLE
after running (:t'_) FORD cars
equipped with I IMtKIiS
THANSMISSION BANDS for
nearly a year. lwive recently or
dered MORE, because tliey
have BKDI'CKD THK TOST
OK UPKEEP, and improved
Exchange your present bands
for this new and better kind,
$4.50 via mail (old bands re
ttirned to me) same way. Man
ufactured and distributed by
C. W. Ijanders
712 Wuhli. St., Portland. Or.
Austin Lyons, Representative
_SOi> Htli ay.
Merrill Motor Co.
1211-13 A Street.
We rebuild and repair all
make* of radiators. Work
done by experts. Our
prices are right.
& Fender Works
(NKIKIUK „ BUIDIL)
013 St. Helens Aye.
We operate the only ex
clusive Hadiator, Fender
and Ennincllng plant ln
Taoonia, and make a spe
cialty of Wire Wheels.
Don't throw away your bro
ken ring gears. We can
make them as good as new.
AH kinds of welding done
in the shot-tent order.
18th and A St. Main 3730.
Meaa economy, durability
and remarkable efficiency.
Cheapest too, in the 1 c>mc
707 Broadway. Main afldO.
Comedies of Gamp Lewis^
Herb—l want In gel Irunsfcived to the first I,tee iicnibi s.
Officer—Wy is litnlil?
Herb—Well because, now when I went home on leave Ihe
other day I met a friend of mine and he says, "What clia in
down there?" nnd I say.s the "Medical I'orps," ami he says,
"Oh, yes, I gotta sister in the I let I Crons, too."
U. S. SERVICE
Edited by Edith Cunningham.
Tacomans having relatives in army, navy or marines are
Invited to contribute to this column. News items, extracts of
letters and personals are welcome. Call Main 12.
In Sunny France
A winter in sunny France —
that is the luck of the men of
I'ncle Sammy's 10th engineers. A
winter where the sun shines all
day, warm and comfortable —
that's the life, according to
Charles Goddard, Tacoman with
Mhat regiment, in a letter re
ceived here by his sister.
Well. I am still waiting for
those letters which I know arei
somewhere on the way. I haven't
lliiinsi 1 nines in used cars.
See Brown before buying. Cus
tomers waiting for Good I seel
Cars. See us at once, last
your car with Brown—he'll
7th and Pacific aye.
FOR FORD CARS
Absolutely fill the
bill according to law.
WM. M. THOMPSON
Auto Supplies and
1210-12 Tacoma ay.
Now In Operation
Hue w fend
111 in 3100. 708 Commerce at.
Anthorixed Ford *\g enta
»o_-4-fl-8 TACOMA AVENUE
heard from any of you since I
We are having fine weather
here all the time, altbo the even
ings are a little chilly. This is
the warine, i February that I have
put in anywhere, with not a sign
We a>e in southern Fiance
within about 311 miles of a large
seaport. We- are running a log
ging cani|i and sawmill itt present.
The people of this section all
wear great wooden boots. They
I ride bicycles, even the old men
and women, and Ihey wear their
•wooden .shoes even then. Burros
and mules are used here a great
deal and the cow is also used as
a beast of burden.
The timber is mostly all pine
and, as 1 understand It, has been
■ planted. The trees are v.-cd lor
turpentine and are badly scarred
around the bottom where notches
have been made to get the pitch.
The shade trees border along
most of the roads and they are all
either syvamore or cork.
A fellow has I hard time getting
a feed in any of these towns, saps
dally if he can't speak French.
When you order a meal you have
to wait until the spuds' are cook
ed and even while they are peeled,
and you have a good appetite by
ths time you get them.
We had a good ball game here
Sunday. It went 14 innings and
i was won by Co. B— score 1 to 0.
We don't know a thing that is
! going on over here except In our
own company. You know more
| about the war than we do, as our
i papers are a month old when we
| get them.
I am well and feeling fine. I
hope you get my letters. Write
to me soon nnd I will probably
get some of them.
a • ■
I once did court a turtle dove
And pledged to her my "little
"What must Ido to win your
She curtly answered me:
• • •
Promoted in France
Homer Ward, Centralia boy,
and former student of the Uni
versity of Washington, has re
ceived his commission as second
lieutenant, with the forestry di
vision In France.
iHe enlisted at the outbreak of
the war and was in one of the first
• » a
Hit Them Back
The Germans needn't think that
they can frighten away our sol
diers by sinking a few of our
ships, that's not the way it makes
an American feel when some one
takes a crack at him. Instead,
the real American gets fighting
mad and wants to take a harder
crack right back at the hand taht
struck. That is the fine spirit
evinced by Perry Howard, a well
known Puyallup boy, who was
aboard the ill-fated Tuscanla.
At the present time, Howard
is ill in a hospital in England nnd
liable to be discharged because of
his physical condition. Does he
want the discharge? lie most
BH____n___Bi ESTABLISHED 1888 —MmmmmmMMmmm
SOMETHING NEW KVEBY DAY _
THE HI SV iSTuItK ON PACIFIC AVENUB
All Sorts of Pretty Spring
Serge and ]SL
Jersey j #A\
They tiisplay iln- Mjle effects mist |hi|>u- ff // J I 1 Vi
lei. till- slllt'll'S t'e.ll aj< lending, iii.mli-I-. j \ \\
nml inati-riiils Hint are intruding a great /I |l \ \\
§ drill of nltrillion. I'll. » are mi nila|Hub|i- ,■/ - I
and In-coming, so in keeping Willi the spirit All
ot the I lines. beautifully simple mid dc- HU . J
nun il\ cliitiuiing. Sunn- are liraid li-im- v* I $'_$
mcd, others plain or pleated. Smart lines \ ij|
nnd de-ft touches place them among tli^ M
most favored of drewM* for spring. I j\\
Gray. Tan, Green, Pi-kin, Htirgundy. Navy IT IM
anil ('beck, leading. CIO QO |\ si* m
The very newest style* «? I JiejO IJ
An nssorlllle-nt of siiiierl models thai for.i
hlj ili-iiiiinslrale the giMid style, taste- and
moderate pi-ices to Ik found in tiie Pi'iiplm
Store I 'o.
S|ie i iali/ed fStlc-s fur tr.ixel. inoteiiiiijv and
daytime u«.er rashioin-cl of soft velours,
wool |M»piilins, serge and dellii .belli.
i I'll, lovely shades of Spring incliMle:
1 I \| Tuns, irray, rs.si , given, lielgiuiii an'! navy
>i \1 bluer Mosl ol MOSS coat* are liMmidy
i\ MM all sra styiKi. t.iii mod- *j q no
I\\- els. I elm good value al y I OiwO
emphatically does not. Let him
tell you folks how he feels about
1 will try and write you a lew
lines to let you know that I am
ntit M very bad off even if they
have got me in a hospital for tlie
first time in nty life.
You know I already had tiie
iiieiiiiiati.nl in my bones to start
with and 1 guess that it took ju.-t
what I went thru that night they
put a hole In our ship, to bring
it out on me. I have not been
able to write for about two week-.
My arms were so stiff that I could
hardly use them. My richt hand
is nothing extra now, as you can
see by the writing. lam pelting
better every day now, tho.
They are saying that I might
be discharged on account of my
rheumatism, bat I want to get
hack at those Germans if I can
before they Hhip me back, fori
dumping me in the water that j
night. We lots ;i bunch of fine
I hear that all our mail is go
ing to France and that they are
holding It for us there, so I don t
know when I will bear from you.
I suppose that Cecil (Perry's
brother) will go right straight
thru to France, so I won't bo able
to see him over here, but I will
when I get across, if they let me
go. I would like to get away i
from here as il is awfully damp!
and no place for a rheumatic.
My company is still here, as
they haven't all their clothes yet.
We lost everything that we ever
had when they got us. I was
surely mighty glad that Cecil did
not come with us. That was the
only 11. S. transport that they have
gotten so far. I suppose that you
read all about it in the papers.
1 know that It was In tiie New
With love, from your brother,
• • •
John Mathew Miller, Tacoma
boy, has received his commission
as flying naval ensign at I'ensa
cola, Fla., where he lias been
studying aviation for some lime.
Miller graduated here from Ihe
Stadium high sohool and went
east to the Boston School of Tech
nology. He was chosen from
among the students of that school
to represent it at the aviation
fields at Norfolk. Vs., where he
trained for some time, after which
he was transferred to Florida,
where he won his commission.
• • a
Home to Vote
Clarence M. Boyle, son of Mr.
and Mrs. John M. Boyle, Tacoina,
arrived here Tuesday from Fort
Boyle had been 111 for some time
with pneumonia tit the fort and
his father went south in order to
obtain lilm a leave of absence, so
that his son might be convales
cent at home.
Clarence Boyle enlisted here in
the ambulance corps last summer,
and was for a time at the base
hospital at tamp I„wis.
Young Boyle was very jubilant
to think Hint he had arrived home
just in time to vote in Ihe prim
a • •
Dr. t'. H. DeWilt. jr., of Ta
coma, has received iiis commis
sion as first lieutenant in tha
medical corps. He left for Fort
Riley, Kan., last Sunday, where
jhe will be assigned to a regiment.
• • •
Die Weisse Taube
i From New York Herald.
j The while dove sat in a sauer
iAnd ,-ang of peace with a great
While all the rest of the world
And listened to the luring sound.
The white clove is a simple
Not near so wise as is the owl.
But it can sing a song so i-weet.
It shove.s the owl plumb off Its
The white dove is a cooing thing.
With only strength enough to
And keeps away from war because
It hasn't either teeth or claws.
The white dove folds its peace
Across it.s breast and softly
An ululating little coo
Which sounds too good to ha
Tho white dove croons a plaintive
And th<i:«- who hear it, panning by.
Would never in this world believe
That it had something np its
The white dove trills its tender
With no intent to ler.d astray.
And'those who say it does are
i iikiiltiire.l slobs who do not
The white dove only sings of peaes
To follow with the world's release
From frightful war, which eaaaat
Unless the singer Is on top.
The white dove In the sauer
Is cooing soft for sympathy,
While those who know Its plead
Brace up and keep their powdew
—W. J. I-mpton.
In olden times a winsome miss
Would pine to wed a millionaire,
But In a martial age like this
They all adore the mllltsfru