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« i + 1912 POPE-HARTFORD TRUCK I-H 5MII ASKED FOB STAR'S BIG EKGURWE RACE Will Be Held Under A. A. A. Rules and Auspices of New* ark Motor Club. The great endurance contest that the STAR proposes to give during October for the benefit of the automobile indus try In New Jersey, and which was an (nounced last week, has inet with a hearty response from the dealers of all makes of cars In the local territory, and a very large entry list Is assured when the starting gun Is lired, and It Is positive that nearly every make of g cur will be represented in the effort to secure a perfect score and capture one of the handsome prizes to be offered by the STAR for the Competition. The contest will be held under the rules of the American Automobile As soaiatlon’s contest board, and a sanc tion for holding the event has been asked for. The contest will be held under the auspices of the Newark Motor Club, the local representatives, of the A. A. A. Next week In these columns the date, route and other Information will b-> published. — POPE-HARTFORD MODELS IN. (The Fope-Hartford agency, at Bran ford place and Halsey street, lias re ceived the new line of pleasure cars for 1812 as well as the three-ton truck. | The new cars show many refinements over tbe 1911 models, especially as the new cars are hung considerably lower $ than last year. Two distinct types are made, Model 27, a 4-cyllnder chassis, rated at 50 horsepower, and Model 28, a 6-cylinder I chassis, rated at 60-horsepower. The j 4-cyllnder car is in its seventh season, while the 6-cyllnder is offered for the | second year. A wide range Is offered the prospec- , tlve purchaser In the matter of body j styles. The phaeton and the Berlin ■ type of limousine and landaulet are distinctly new types for 1912, but eacli style of body heretofore used has been modified to secure the very highest de- 1 gree of style, comfort and refinement, j Notable among the body Improvements i are the removable front doors (opening i on either side) on all cars except the ; roadsters. Tills has been acomplished , In an Ingenious way, so that no sign of ; the hinges is visible when the doors ; are not used The five and seven- ' passenger bodies are wider than Iasi ! year at the point wh< re the change gear hand lever Is located. The club roadster In general follows i the lines of the handsome car of lhe| previous season. The front-door road-1 ster is of similar dimensions, but as l the name Implies, has a front door, but I not of the removable type, which is not demanded In this style of car. Model 28, the 6-cylinder 60-horse power car, has a 134-lnch wheel buS‘ and 38-incli wheels with 4%-ineh front. ; 39x5-ineh rear, tires; otherwise In the | general mechanical and structural make-up it Is substantially the same as j Model 27, and all the Improvements made In the 4-eyllnder car nre also in corporated in the 1912 6-cylinder. The body has the some graceful contour and low-set straight-line effect as the Model 27. The enlargement and elnn- I gatlon of the body, however, tend to \ emphasize all these characteristic fea tures so that the car as a whole pre sents a most attractive appearance. In brief Model 28 is a large, powerful and ! luxurious car, with all the advantages afforded by a Pope-Hartford 6-cylinder i motor. HOW OTHERS VIEW IT. Legislation as it relates to tbe use of the highways by automobllists seems to be of the type that accords with tbe rl condition of the automobile art of a decade ago, and it suggests tbe thought that legislators have fulled utterly to keep pace with the growth of this I newer industry, which has reached sub- j stantially the third place in the lead- , ing industries of America, thus bring- , ing into bold relief the glaring incoij- 1 sistencies of the men whom the States intrust with the framing of the laws J relative to the highways and their proper use. The impression is gaining force that some of the legislation methods in vogue are founded upon a type of stupidity that will load to dis aster. Take the Plate of New Jersey as an illustration. Its citizens freely admit that antomobllists generally are among the. most intelligent of the, na tion’s makeup. But in the face of this fact the legislative forces in the State t of New Jersey have built a wall around that State depriving these intelligent I citizens of the right to traverse Its highways excepting under conditions that would affront the Intelligence of a skate. It Is a mere matter of time, of course, when the citizens of New Jer sey will awaken to the fact that they are being put to a grpat loss, but it will take ft number of years for the H State to regain what it Is losing through Its failure to encourage the principles of reciprocity.—The Automo bile. L'V _j- ...—-.kg. mi—lpBV,™r »• HOLD BIG SOCIAL Members of New Jersey Auto and Motor Club Will Have Run to Apshawa. The contest committee of the New Jersey Automobile and Motor Club, of which Clarence C. Fisher Is chairman, met at the club-house yesterday and : arranged the preliminary details of a monster club run of the club members to Lake Apshawa on October 21 next, i An entire afternoon will be spent | socially at the Country Club, and at, *» o’clock the club members and their \ friends will sit down to an October j feast prepared by Steward Schweitzer. | The return to Newark will be made in ; the early evening. MOVEMENT FOR GOOD ROADS IS UNIVERSAL There is one movement that is now engrossing the thinking portion of tlie country that has universal support. It • is without political reference or party creed. It numbers its supporters in every party. The importance of the good roads movement is conceded: everywhere, from the highest financier to the most humble laborer, and all ap- | parently are willing to do their share. toward obtaining better highways. The longest and most important highway proposed is the ocean-to- I ocean road, from the Atlantic to, the ' Pacific Coast. That such a highway i is a possibility has just been proven i by a partji of forty men, women and ! children in twelve Premier touring cars. This party made the trip from i Atlantic City to Eos Angeles, more than 4,700 miles, in thirty days, an j average of 1H3% miles a day. Every j car was driven by its owner and there . was practically no mechanical trouble, i ! Only three springs were broken and j several of the tires finished the trans- j j continental journey with the same air.; in them with which they started. Con- ! \ sidering the hundreds of miles of des- I ert and mountainous country traversed j this showing is remarkable. It fur- ! nishes conclusive proof that a trans- j continental highway is already a j reality and that all that is needed is | Improvement. j On August 10 Senator Cullom, of 111 i- j nois. introduced in tlie United States : Senate a bill providing for the eon-- I j struction of tile most extensive system , of national highways ever proposed in ■ the history of the world. His plan is to make the national capitol the hub of a great wheel from which radiates seven national highways. They are to terminate, ho proposes, in Portland, Me.; Buffalo, N. Y.; Seattle, Wash.; San Francisco, Cal.; San Diego. Cal.; Austin, Tex., and Miami. Fla., and are to be called, respectively. Washington National highway, Roosevelt National highway, Eineoln National highway, J. fferson National highway, Monroe National highway and Eee National highway. It Is estimated that these seven high ways will cost about S148.000.000, and j Senator Cullom's plan is to raise the i money by issuing bonds to cover the | cost of actual construction. After the | roads are built the plan is to maintain j them by collecting tolls. RACES AT GUTTENBERG. The program of racing events carded for the Guttenberg track today shows that some excellent racing will be seen. Many Newarkers will take pRrt in the sport, and R. B. Whitehead, II. C. Page, and George Post will be on hand in the capacity of timers. The racing will start at 2:30 and will consist of the following events: Event No. 1—Five miles, non-stock, Class M. open to any car or chassis under 231 cubic inches piston displace ment; prizes, $35 and $15. Event No. 2—Five miles, non-stock. Class E. open to any car or chassis under 301 cubic inches piston displace ment; prizes, first, $35; second, $15. Event No. 3—Five miles, non-stock, (Mass E. open to any car or chassis under 451 cubic, inches piston displace ment; prizes, lirst, $35; second, $15. Event. No. 4—Ton miles, Class K, non stock, open to any car or chassis under 601 cubic inches piston displacement; prizes, first, $35: second, $15. Event No. 5—Five miles, free-for-all handicap, open only to cars entered at this meet regardless to class, non- ; stock; prizes, first, $35; second, $la. Event No. 6—Ten miles, non-stock, Class D. free-for-all; prizes, first, $50; second, $25; third, $15. E. M. F. AGENTS ON TRIP. J. A. Holm, local agent for the E. M. F. and Flanders product, has received un invitation from the Ktudebuker peo ple to attend an outing to Detroit, starting from New York on October 9. The purpose Is to allow the Stude baker agents and sub-agents to thor oughly Inspect the plants at Detroit, and the entire party will ho Mr. Flan ders’s guests for two days at the automobile city. ....So. ___ .. t - - ]n ; SATURDAY EVENING SPECIAL ATTRACTION Miss Sarah Vrubel and Nic Samaschko's Orchestra = Marmon A Mechanical Masterpiece ! Rickey Machine Co. 164 Main Street East Orange f-N CHAMPION' HILT. CLIMBER Hunahout.$1,4 50 Coupe. 1,750 Touring: ( nr.. 1,050 Limousine.. 2,300 fl-Cyllnder Roadster... 1,050 GORREJA MOTOR GAR CO. OF N. J. j 14 Branford Placo, Newark Sa, .. —i J\ XOhtte Motor Trucks 554 Broad Street JVetvark SELDEN Made By the of Them THEO. T. MAXFIELD 261 Franklin Sf. BLOOMFIELD, N. J, AUTO BARGAINS I SLIGHTLY USED CARS Runabouts, Touring Cars, Limousines, i Landaulettes, Delivery Wagons and Roadsters $1£££5 up to $1,000 Never mind what car you wan: or how much you have to invest, we can surely till the bill. AUTO EXCHANGE, Renting--Open and closed cars. Tel. 615 F OR DI CARS _ ESSEX AUTO GO NEWARK, N. J. AN EARLY DIRIGIBLE. “They had dirigibles in France as >arly as 1854," said Charles F. Bplltdorf. 'A dirigible, L’Aigle, was to have made i journey from the Champ de Mars on August 17, 1834. Tile poetic wording of he prospectus is In Itself a curiosity, md the aerostat also was not wanting u interest. It was 130 feet long. 48 Vet fl inches in width, and It had the orm of a monBtcr sea fish and was in lated with hydrogen. Within was a second envelope, which, with the aid it pumps, compressed or rarefied the ilr for the ascending or descending as he case might be. At the extremities were two great 'roues a ailettes’ for I steering purposes Being without a liotor the navigators had to work the liachlne with their hands. The ear if wicker seated ten. The dirigible was to have made its ascent with the two ueronauts, Messrs. Lenon and \dam and their wives. The prospectus if this 1834 dirigible informed the lubllc that two hours would be suffl :lent for the journey to London. The tlnerary was indicated with great pre ilslon, but, in spite of the magnificent iromlses the machine only went to the lhamp de Mars, but beyond that it inr.iged that they smashed the ma would nut move. The crowd was so ihlne," t 1 I Big Six, Model 36, Price $2,600, Including Top f jjv Every make of automobile has some one feature which distinguishes it from all others—and the comparative value of this ■ feature is one of the most important things which you, as a prospective owner, should weigh carefully. JS ra In the case of the McFarlan car it is a six-cylinder at from five to nine hundred dollars iower than any other well-known V M six-cylinder make on the market. g Of course, the question very naturally arises, how about four-cylinders? X m The reason is not far to seek. m jP For the past five years more attention has been given to building \nrs to sell at a price than to making cars mechanically X af It goes without saying that the four-cylinder car, all other things being equal, can be built cheaper than the Six. V M True, the makers of America’s high-grade cars who manufacture without the emphasized price consideration, recognizing M the Six as an ultimate car, have gone ahead developing six-cylinder cars. V But these Sixes, of which we now speak, are almost prohibitive in price, as far as the average buyer is concerned. V m It has been no small undertaking to develop a thoroughly high-class, high-powered six-cylinder car that can meet the X jjg price competition of the popular four-cylinder cars—but that is precisely what we have done with the McFarlan Six. m ra The McFarlan Six will be on Exhibition at our Salesrooms after Oct. I. Call and see the most wonderful modern automobile made v | Nicol-Wincklhofer Company Newark, N. J. ^ MAIS MOTOR TRUCKS Let us reler you to owners o! the MAIS INTERNAL GEAR DRIVEN TRUCKS AMERICAN CARS For the Discriminating Few Jersey Motor Car Co. 228-230 Halsey St. Newark, N. J. ALCO Pleasure and Commercial Cars CARS MODEL “R,” 4-Cyl., 4-Passenger MODEL “T,” 4-Cyl., 5-Passenger MODEL “S,” 6-Cyl., 7-Passenger F.L.C. MARTIN AUTO GO. Halsey Street, Newark OPEN DAY AND NIGHT Phono 84* Market V f ."" .\ Tr uf fa ult - H ar tf o rd SHOCK ABSORBER Have the new car equipped before it is delivered to you. Your car agent will be pleased to get them for you. New Catalog on Request 289 HALSEY ST., NEWARK » I I a | | S3 =: ! s S3 ss as S = as rr I 0 1 S3 == I s == n i s I I I ^HIWUHWHHIWBIIIIWIIllWIUnilllllllllHIIIIlimilMH.HIIDI.It .I.Ill.Mil.Ill mill IIIIIIIIUIMIIIHIIIIIIIIHIIIIIIIinilinilllBIIIIIHIIMHIIIIHimilllHIIIIIHIMHIIHIIlIH^ PATERSON See lls at Our New Quarters I 258-260 Halsey St., Newark O’Neil Motor Car Co. Randolph Trucks J. LUDWIG, Inc. HALSEY ST. NEWARK "NONE 4482 - - 1 -J- - ■—i —IUUBHW r -—N Grabowsky “The Master Commercial Car” One to Five Ton Capacity Commercial Maintenance and Motor Co. 4U.420 Washington Street, Newark TEL. MARKS? ~-"30 c