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Needs of
War Will
Be First
CI_EVBI.AND, June 29— Con
servation and preservation of
automobile and truck tires is the
plea of tire and rubber manufac
turers today, according to officials
of leading companies.
As food will win the war so will
the ability to carry on transporta
tion by motor trucks. With the
|in* ut railroad congestion it Is
more important than ever before
to move food and supplies of all
kinds by motor trucks.
It is admitted there Is a short
age of automobile and truck tires
dv«- to both the shortage of rub
ber as well as labor.
One manufacturer has lost 4000
of his men who have gone into
federal service. The diversion of
labor to cni'li ii mi-nt activities
makes it impossible to replace all
the men who have gone.
War B9AAB First
In some departments female la
bor hae been substituted. "How
ever," says Manager l_. C. Rock
bill of the merchandizing depart
ment of the Goodyear Kubber Co.,
"it Is necessary that the labor we
have now be devoted, first of all,
to those Muni, considered by the
government to be roost essential
to winning the war.
"Consequently, our first con
cern must be the production of
gas masks, balloons, airplane
tin*, truck tires, belts and me
chanical goods used In war activi
ties and automobile tires used by
the government for war pur
The answer lo the tire and rub
ber problem lies In conservation.
It Is estimated that millions of
tires are thrown away every year
because of tire abuse, neglect, aud
the failure to have them repaired.
Hereof ore the average user was
little interested in tire conserva
slii'i*ta««< for Year
After an Investigation of the
truck tire situation, W. C. Owen
of the Owen Tire and Rubber
Company, reports that the total
capacity of'all tire manufacturers
Is 772j truck tires per day or fig
uring from the 300 day-per-year
standpoint, they can manufacture
3,317,500 tires during the coming
Is Is estimated that during this
•aim- period there will be 700,000
trucks lo equip with tires In this
country. Figuring five tires per
year for each truck, which is very
conservative, lt will take 3,500,
--•00 tires per year, which is a
shortage of 1,182,500 for the com
ing year.
There are many ways to con
FIRST—Do not do any unneces
sary driving.
■BOONS—Do not "ride" the
car tracks — this weakens and
wears the walls of your tires. Keep
tires properly Inflated.
THIRD—See that tread cuts are
taken care of at once by using
Ore putty.
Inside tire protectors can often
be used and add hundreds ot miles
to the life of your tire.
The use ot rim-cut patches,
■blowout patches, and protection
patched for temporary repairs will
often prevent permanent injury to
shorten the life of the tire. i
Have Signal
Truck Agency
The Wever Motor Co. an
nounce that they have secured the
Sfency for the Signal truok.
C. W. Kirkbride, sales mana
ger, says Immediate delivery on
•11 models from one tn five tons
may be bad now.
(1, 2, Zy 2 and 5 Ton Capacity)
One for pleasure, one for work—both efficient,
reliable, and trustworthy—too good for you to
overlook if you want extra power and extra
service. j
Hainsworth Motor Co.
740 Broadway. Main 997.
New Truck
The Taeoma branch of the
Halnsworth Motor Co., under the
direction of A. P. de Satellane, has
announced the local agency for
the Wilson trucks, which they will
distribute thru Washington and
There are several models now
on display by the new agency and
orders for the trucks can be filled
In 15 days' time.
Wilson trucks have a number of
exclusive features, and have estab
lished for themselves an enviable
reputation in the East. They are
manufactured by the J. C. Wilson
company of Detroit, one of the
largest truck manufacturers In
tbe United States.
W. W. Toman, formerly in
charge of the Halnsworth Motor
Co..'s branch In Centralia, which
has been purchased by C. S. Fur
ber & Co., arrived In Taeoma last
week, and will devote his time
to introducing Wilson trucks to
Heard Selling
Chalmers Cars
Harold Heard, formerly con
nected with Floyd J. Logan, lai.t
week joined the sales force of the
Wever Motor Car company, Chal
mers distributors. Mr. Heard has
lieen in the auto game for some
time, and started business off with
a rush by selling two Chalmers
Hot Spots In a week.
Saturday,June29,l9lß—THE TACOMA TIMES-Page Six
A good many people In America
are wondering whether they had
better buy a new motor oar now
or wait.
The reasoning in these caees
seems to be that the present prices
are higher than they were, sim
ply because of conditions produced
by the war; will it not be wise to
wait then until this temporary
condition is over and the prices
drop again?
In the meantime these hopeful
Individuals expect to make their
old buss serve.
It is a fact, of course, tli.-ut at
some date in the distant future
car prices may get back to the
levels at which they were last
year and the years-before. Never
theless there are many competent
authorities in the automobile in
dustry who hold that we shall
never see another era of low priced
xars such as we enjoyed until re
Five Years at Least.
Even the most optimletie ob
servers firmly believe that it will
take five years to bring prices
back to anywhere near their old
In the meantime all present In
dications are not for any lowering
of prices but for an advance, and
that very soon.
The prices of materials, steel,
leathers, aluminum, etc., are due
to go higher. The cost of labor
is certain to advance sharply and
soon. Transportation difficul
ties, already serious, are not go
ing to Improve, «o far as the au
tomobile Industry is concerned.
All these various adverse condi
tions are bound to be reflected In
i the price of the product. Many
;manufacturers have already an-
As I ani located out in the
country several milts from a
gn ratee I would like to get m
little instruction from you re
garding the adjustment of
brakes. ri<-,-is ( - tell me how
this should be done.
It Is rather hard to advise you
without knowing the make of the
oar and the style of the brakes.
Before starting to adjust the
brakes Jack up the rear wheels
clear of the ground. Then turn
first one wheel and then the other
by hend With the brake lever or
pedal released, the brake should
he free from the drums and should
present no resistance to the turn
ing of tbe wheels. If the brakes
are clear in thi» position throw
the lever or pedal on hard and
again try to turn the wheels. I>f
the adjustment le correct lt should
be Impossible to move the wheels.
Adjustments ueually are made by
means of • turnbuckle by which
the rod connecting tbe band or
shoe, to the lever or pedal may be
lengthened or shortened. When
brakes are properly adjusted both
fide* will bind with equal force
twhen pressure Is applied.
nounced price advances Impend
ing and most of the others are
known to be planning revisions
Trice Advance Soon.
Another general pa-ice advance
may be looked for by July or cer
tainly in the fall at the latest.
Another condition that has
been deterring persons who have
at least been contemplating the
purchase of a new car is the fear
of shortages in gasoline and in
tires. Both of these fears are de
cidedly Improbable of realization,
as may be shown by a simple re
cital of the facte in the case.
One of the favorite arguments
of the pessimists, or perhaps pro
pagandists, is that private motor
ing in England and France has
been terminated for the period of
the war, principally because of
lack of fuel, and that the same
thing will occur here a little later
on. What is the use of buying a
car, then, to be told a few months
hence that you cannot have any
fuel on which to run it?
Enough Fuel, If—
The truth of the matter Is that
the British and French caees do
not parallel our own even approx
imately. Great Rritaln and France
do not produce between them an
appreciable quantity of crude oil.
It ts one of their serious indus
trial handicaps.
On the other kan4, we are the
greatest producer of crude oil on
earth. Our annuel output of pe
troleum is more Han 12,000,000,
--000 gallons, from -'hieh we get
well over 2,000,000,000 gallons
of gasoline.
The demands upon this body of
fuel for military uc.es overseas
amount to about 350,000,000 gal
lons. We still have fuel enough
for ordinary needs providing lt is
carefully used.
The steering knuckle on
the right hand side of my car
lias considerable up and down
play. I recently put in a cou
ple of washers, but they do
not seem to remedy the I rou
ble entirely. Is there any dan
ger In running a car with a
loose knuckle?
a. Pimm,
You are running a great risk In
i driving your car when the steer
ing knuckle has as much play as
you describe. Have the matter at
tended to at once. There is no
doubt that you need a new
knuckle. Running with a defect
ive steering knuckle often causes
breakage that leads to a serious
• m m
When I remove • fire for
repairs la there any right
way or wrong way to put it
back on again? Does the di
rection in which the tire has
been running make an/ dif
Tires develop little moods that
i are almost human. Is the opinion
of a tire company manager, and
■ he explains by saying that when
a tire has been on » .wjspel for
Has Tire
The D. A. Modrall Co., distrib
utors of the Pennsylvania Vacuum
tire, is now opening a free tire
service tvith an inspection of the
tire casings free to the owners.
"There are many different
causes for blowouts and flat!
tires," Mini Dan Modrall, head of |
the company, "lt may be a blow
out on a smooth road, or the car
owner may discover his car with
a flat tire in tliw morning when lt
was o.k. in the evening.
"In either case to get at the
root of the matter he must go
back 50 or 100 miles in the tire's
history. At some time he drove
over a stone, a brick or a hole in
the street or something ot the
"The resulting shock dented the;
tire in just the opposite way flr-om
the position it was built to take,
causing the fabric to break on the
inside of the tire.
"We will gladly examine tire
for fabric breaks, test for infla
tion and give the motorist any
help which will prolong the life
of his tires. If this Inspection is
made man? of the tire Ills which
result in expense, will be obvia
some time the rubber adjusts It
self to its position; that Is, thei
rubbers shapes itself to run in one!
direction. It stretches in one di
rections, it strains In one direc
tion, it recedes before a blow In
one direction. Therefore when a
motorist removes a tire, for re-'
pairs or for any other purpose he
should observe the tire's "sensed
of direction."
The suggestion is made that,
after removal, the tire be marked
with an arrow indicating the di
rection lt has been running, so
that the tire may be adjusted to ■
run In the right direction.
list us do vol it meruit
We have oar of Mir heat equip
ped »bopa In Ihe city. We eaa
lake care of yon whether It la a
wreck or whether It la a lalaor
I four Work Reeelvea Peraoaal
Alteutloa' Her*.
I'rlcea Are Reasonable and All
Work l.iiaranteea*.
11-4 So. IMb 81. Phoae Mala ISO 6
We Make a
Specialty of
18th sad A St. Main 3790.
Destroy Old Tags
"Will the people of Taeoma
please return their temporary
automobile licensee and not leave
them lying around for others to
find and make use of?"
That is the plea of F. B Wil
liams, deputy secretary of state,
whose duty it is to inspect auto
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A Store That Is Fully Equipped
To Supply Your
All your needs in Auto Supplies, no matter how small or how large, are f
here. We've prepared to supply the demand and offer you efficient serv
ice. The only house in Taeoma carrying a complete line of plain piston
rings, heat proof and oil proof rings.
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For your camping trip we suggest our Collapsible Camp Stoves, Desert
Water Bags, Goggles and the very necessary Repair Kit.
Ask us why we feature DIAMOND TIRES and VEEDOL OILS.
A complete line of Dusters, Chamois, Gloves, Spotlights, Mirrors and a
thousand aad one things too numerous to mention, all for the auto.
kennedyTsoinack CO.
_ _____ _g_ r~77jTr~
licenses. j
"If the man who owns a car,
won't heed this admonition he
will have to suffer arrest and
payment of a fine," said the In
spector yesterday.
There were 10 arrests last week
and he wishes to avoid more, as
the offense Is simply one of cam
Can Find
Taeoma autoists are congratu
lating themselves on having s
fully equipped retail auto supply
house like Kennedy & Sehnack's
-767 Broadway, where they caa.
buy anything from a grease cup
to a gasoline tank at a reasonable
This rapidly growing riin 2»
scarcely a year old, carries a stocK
of auto supplies large enough to
take care of any demand from the
Kennedy A Schnack feature Dia<
mond tiris and Veetlol oil.
For the camper, collapsible
camp stoves are on display; desert
water bags looking remarkably
serviceable are ready for service;
goggles and repair kits remind
onr of Hie glaring sun and punc
ture troubles, while spotlights and
mirrors speak safety and caution
along strange roads both night,
and day.
New arrivals in radiator orna
ments —the flying eagle In heavy
metal, allied flags and other ldeae
—bespeak something entirely new
for the autolst. There ere beau
tiful allied Hags In sets of three
and five ready to adorn the radi
ator of the patriotic car owner
who wants the real thing.
A walk around the big store is
a revelation to the average lay
man In the thousands oif odtfsr
and ends necessary to supply the
demand of the enthusiastic auto
Get More
During the last week the Mer
rill Motor Co.. dealers for Oakland
care, have received another ship
ment of Oakland Sixes which en
ables them to make a limited
amount of deliveries.
J. G. Merrill, president of ths
company, has predicted there will
soon be another Increase in ths
price of Oaklands, as well as ot
other popular cars.

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