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THE BEAVER HERALD. BEAVER, OKLAHOMA
' OF AUTO ENGINE
If Owner Expects Enjoyment and
- Comfort Out of Car He Must
Take Care of It.
WATCH FOR UNUSUAL NOISES
Locate Squeaks and Lubricate Parts
Affected Motorist Who Seems
Lucky With Car Is One Who
Looks After Details.
If you want to get enjoyment nnil
.comfort out of your enr you must tnko
Jcnro of It as you would a lino horse.
Thereforo you must:
Not rnce the engine unnoccssnrliy.
Hnvo your enr tuned for every un
usual noise. If It Is n squeak locuto
innd lubricate the part. Jf It Is some
lother noise find the loose part that
lentigos It and tighten It right away.
Do not tinker about the engine
when It Isn't necessary, naif the
nblllty to make an adjustment or re
pair Is the nblllty to discover Its ne
cessity. Motorist Who Seems "Lucky."
Ilnvo you ever noticed tho motorist
Iwho seems "lucky" with his enr, who
nevcr seems to have a hit of trouble,
(who keeps It neat and whosq engine nl
Iwnys stnrts Immediately tho self-stort-cr
Is pressed; who doesn't hnvo any
'breakdowns whllo nn tho rond, nor
leurso tho manufacturer for building
(Inspect Your Engine Systematically
Once a Week You Will Save
isuch n car? It Isn't luck nt nil. With
mil ndjustments properly taken care
iof, every bearing and working part
lluhrlcntcd, tho whole enr will run per
fectly nnd will contlnuo to run with
only n wco bit of attention.
In neglecting details you snvo time
nnd Inconvenlcnco to bo sure hut
eventually you will find n bad break
and what time you have saved will be
.wasted In expensive repairs.
Never drive your enr nt high speed
'over nny road, much less n rough or a
isllppery one. The slight gain In time
will bo offset by tho risk of nn nccl
dent und the pounding and nicking
which tho enr will receive.
It hns been proven thnt tho owner
iwho drives his car at avcrago speeds
,of from twenty-live to thirty-live miles
inn hour over all sorts, of roods pays
'much more per mile for gasoline, oil
,nnd tires thnn tho driver who wntches
(constantly for rough plnccs nnd avoids
ithem nnd who drives nt n rata of
eighteen to twenty miles per hour. A
car which Is driven nt n high rate of
speed Is usunlly in tho repair shop
lofltn, which ndds much more to the
,cost per mllo of operation.
It Is not how many miles nro cov
ered In n certain time, but the number
of miles of useful travel thnt can he
obtained nt tho least cost for fuel, oil,
aires nnd repairs. Popular Science
In fitting u new enrhuretor bo Buro
that thero I no looseness to causo vi
bration, becnuso if thero Is, a broken
Mango will be tho Inevitnblo result.
Wlro wheels should bo cnrefully In
spected nt frequent Intervnls.
ANCIENT VINTAGES OF
IN JUBILEE OF
Many strango and cumbersome cars made uppearance at tho Jubilee re
view held by the Touring club of France. The club has a membership of
over 100,000 and somo of tho older members who had old-fashioned motors
I stored away In their barns got them out for tho parade.
The most unusual exhibit wns a model of 1804, which Is shown In the
SAVE COST LY TIRES
Not as Difficult a Task as Many
Deta"- Instructions, With lllustra.
tic 'towing Just How Operation
May De Performed Make Auto
Everybody knows thnt If tho two
front wheels of the automobile aro not
parallel, or nearly so, tho side-slip of
ono of them, usually tho right wheel,
results In mining tho tires In n few
Few people, however, know how easy
It Is to measure the wheels and keep
them parallel. The sketch given here
with makes It clear. Tnko n pleco of
two by three Inch scantling, or any
stiff borrd which will lie flat under tho
car. Make two triangles, somewhat
like carpenter's squares, out of three
pieces of wood, as shown. Ono of theso
Lining Up Wheels.
Is to bo fastened permanently to '.ho
scantling nnd tho other is separate.
Measure tho exact height of tho cen
ter of the hubs of tho front wheels
from the ground, and drive n long nail
or screw through the upper part if
ench triangle so thnt tho point of tho
screw will be at the same height ns
the center of tho hub. This Is Impor
tant. See that tho car Is standing on n lev
el spot n concrete floor Is best, rlnco
tho scantling under tho car so that tho
tip of the ilxcd screw touches tho In
side rim of tho wheel nt tho rear edge.
Take tho movnhlc trlnngle nnd slide It
nlong until tho tip of tho movnblo
screw touches the Inside rim of tho op
posite wheel. Mnrk this position on
Now move the apparatus to the front
of tho wheels nnd tnko another meas
urement of tho distance between rims,
marking on the scantling as before.
The difference between tho two marks
on the scnntllng will show how much
tho wheels nro out of true, nnd this
enn bo corrected by changing the ad
Justmcnt on tho cross connection be
tween tho steering nrms.
To mnko tho car steer easily and
hold the road closely, tho front wheels
should not bo exactly pnrnllel, but
should "toe In" slightly thnt Is, tho
dlstnnco between tho rims nt the height
of the hub should bo about one-quarter
Inch less nt the front of tho wheels,
thnn nt the bnck.
Never make adjustments of nny kind
on tho engine unless It Is hot.
The top should never bo folded when
dnmp or wet, but should bo kept
opcu until thoroughly dry. i
Tho driver of n truck or converter
using pneumntlc tires must be enrcful
never to leave the end of a tiro vnlvo (
Car owners should get into tho habit
of using belt dressing on tho clutch
leather to swell It nnd net ns a remedy
Do not forget thnt tho ground con
nection of tho Ignition circuit should
hnve n dependnblo connection to tho
metal parts of tho car.
It Is very Important thnt regular In
spections should bo made of tho leath
er coverings or "hoots" which protect
he universal.1) nnd other parts.
FRENCH TOURING CLUB
ctnuuTt Jjr i
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FINDING WEAR OF HIGHWAYS
Instrument Recently Designed and
Made to Determine Wear of Con
crete and Other Roads.
(Prepared by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
Every user of concrcto nnd othct
Improved highways will bo Interested
lu an Instrument which hns recently
been designed and inado In Uia re
search division of tho bureau of pub
lic roads, for measuring wear of con
crcto and other surfaced. It Is an
ticipated that from readings inado
with this Instrument n largo amount
of vnluablo data may bo collected not
only regarding concrcto roads, but al
so concerning brick, macadam, nnd
other types of surfaces. Tho lhstru
ment consists essentially of two bear
ing platos each 2 Inches In diameter,
pivoted on uniform Joints to n span
ner 11 Inches long. In tho mid
point la mounted a micrometer whoso
plunger baa n travel of 1 Inch nnd
whoso dlnl Is graduated to read to
Measures Wear of Roads.
ono one-thousandth of an Inch. la
order to form a baso to which meas
urements can bo referred from year
to year, brass plugs are set In tho
pavement whero readings nro desired.
Headings nro taken by resting tho
bearing plates on tho road's surface
and nllowlng tho plunger to rest on
tho baso plato of tho plug. Tho In
strument Is plumbed with tho aid of
n level nnd tho spanner bar Is hold
parallel to tho center lino of tho road.
Other readings may bo taken with tho
bar nt right angles to the center lino
of tho road.
An Important advnntago of this In
strument Is that accurato data can bo
acquired rnpldly nnd without Inter
rupting trnfllc. Tho baso plato In tho
pavement Is protected between read
ings by covering It with cotton wusto
and topping witli putty. Tho brass
plugs are readily set In any pavement
while It is being laid, and at any fu
ture tlmo by drilling holes with otar
drills and setting, tho plug In cement
PAY ATTENTION TO ROADSIDE
It Should Be One of First places by
Which Appearance of the Farm
Somo farmers evidently consider tho
roadside along their farms ns distinct
ly separata from and wholly outside of
their Jurisdiction, nnd any tlmo or la
bor expended In keeping It up ns so
much gratuitously donated to tho pub
lic. Every farmer should consider tho,
roadsldo along his farm as deserving
ns much of his nttcntion as tho farm
Itself. He Bhould consider tho 'road
tho "front way" to his farm, and In
stead of Its receiving secondary atten
tion. It should bo one of tho first places
by which the appearance of tho farm lr
MOVEMENT TO BETTER ROADS
State of Maine Votes to Increase
Bonded Indebtedness From
$2,000,000 to $10,000,000.
(Prepared by the United States Depart"
ment of Acrlculture.)
Maine, by nn overwhelming vote, re
cently Indorsed Uio proposal to ralso
the bonded Indebtedness of state high
ways from $2,000,000 to flO.000,000,
giving nn nddltlonnl $8,000,000 to bo
ipciit on tho state rond system. ThJs
1 nno of tho Instances showing a
couutry-wldo movement for better
highways, ns reported to tho United
States department of agriculture,
-i I. ..I.llninn Uia mlnrnl ill 1flflfl
which uuiuiuuHtiD uiimti. ."- .
Roads Not DevelopeJ.
That tho roads In this country, al
though greatly improved sinco tho com
ing of tho nutomobllo, nro not yet
universally developed to tho point
where they should bo was Cemonstrab'
ed during tho stress of war.
Save Truck Owners Money.
Truck owners know that good roads
not only uavo them money but tho
shipper and public as well, because
they can 'make faster tlmo and at a
saving In operating expense.
I 1 SSSPq
IN NEW WEAVES
Some of tho new fabrics brought out
this Benson developed a (special lltncss
for children's and misses' wear. It hns
been n tlmo of now departures In tho
weaving of cloths ond of tryouts of
theso fabrics for making winter gar
ments. Somo of them wcro lovely, but
short-lived, and others hnvo proved
sturdy as well as beautiful. New
weaves add tho splco of variety and
the diann of novelty to tho season's
offerings, but they must have staying
powers to remain long In tho good
graces of women, especially If they aro
to face tho weather, and tho wear that
vrlntcrtlmo and children will exact.
Having stood tho test and come up
smiling, Uio pretty coat at tho left of
tho picture asks to bo considered. It
Is mndo of tho material called "auto
wear," and Is a woolen pile fabric thnt
looks much like corduroy. It Is en
own cousin to that (stalwart member
of the fnbrlc family, but much softer
and having much more distinction In
appearance. Quite likely It wnB
plannod to bo used for motor coats,
but immediately extended Its field of
usefulness. It appears In coats for
grown-ups nnd misses. Tho very fino
example, shown at tho left of the two
gures above, pictures a coat for n
inlss In her teens. The collar and
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Mld-wlnter finds tho hends of tho
younger girls clad In beaver, felt, vel
vet and duvetyn mostly, with benvcr
far and away tho favorite, especially
for little girls. Hut the llnpper and
tho debutante, as well as small glrlc,
are provided for In hots of this beau
tiful and remarkably durable mater
laL Nothing gives more satisfaction
to Its wearers and benver figures In
the millinery of every season rnoro or
less for grownups hut for children
nnd young peoplo It always figures
Hat for children aro so simply
trimmed that ono word will nlmost
he,r M fir ng trmmngs
. nn-nmi.il. That word Is "r l)Don
Good qualities In faille, groxgraln,
moire nnd some other heavy wonves,
make tho bands nnd snsh ends thnt
distinguish tho most elrgnnt of lmtt
for tho younger set. Thoro Is but
ono nll-benver hat In tho group pic
tured above, a pretty model for a
girl of sixteen or so, with n collar and
bow of narrow tinsel ribbon.
The saucy tarn at tho top of tho
roup Is mudo of duvetyn and has n
birred top crown and head band. A
Hat rosette of ribbon and a tassel of
yarn at tho right side give tho crown
the required droop and dashing angle
and the best of scloctlons as a trim
ming for a girl of fourteen or some;
kJeeves ore euged with nnrrow bands
Hnby Torsion lamb or chinchilla Is
tho borrowed name of tho material
used to make a splendid "oat nnd hat
for a small girl, as shown nt '.ho right
of tho picture. Wenvcrs, having un
dertaken to mnko a cloth that would
look like a pelt, succeeded so well that
they did not think It wortli whllo to
find a new nnme for It. They could
not find ono that would dcscrlbo It so
well as tho nnmo borrowed. Tho coot
Is straight, with big patch pockets and
n wide, full collnr. Tho clever little
hat, In n new shape, which was surely
Inspired by tho perennial Nnpolcon hot,
covers the enrs. With her hnnds In
her pockets the determined-looking lit
tlo maid so cozlly fitted out In the
picture, might chnllengo Jack Frost
to tako her out for n look nt tho borar
of tho Aurora Horcnlls.
In Gay Colors.
This year tho French gowns are
mndo In such colors ns tomnto red,
victory blue, cerise nnd mnndnrln yel
low. Thero are top coats of bright
red crepe do chlno which ono must nc
knowlcdgo aro capricious. They are
also lovely. Ono Is lined with gray
Angora nnd heavily trimmed with It
It probably strikes tho high noto in
top coats for tho country.
whero near thnt Important age. Th
lint at tho right has a crown of velvet
nnd nn upturned brlra of benver with
ribbon straps nnd velvet buttons by
wny of ornament. This Is allowing a
good bit of leeway In trimming for a
girl of ten or fo. Itut n younger girl
nt tho left of tho group Is Indulged In
a velvet hat with n very large nnd soft
tarn crown that falls over her soft
curU at tho hack. It Is gathered Into
tho center, finished with a velvet cov
ored button and tacked into Its posi
tion on tho brim.
Fabrics Aro Woolly.
Wooillncss Is tho chief character
Isttc of tho new winter fabrics. Tlios
which enjoy tho greatest popularity
aro velvety as to surface, though they
aro found to be woven In different
sorts of ways when you come to cx
nralno them closely. Evaa for negll
gees and evening dresses thoro Is a
rough material flno In tcxturo and
light In weight which has becom
popular. It does the same things thu
a velvet -will do, though its appear
anco Is different.
THE TWO DOQS.
"I've been sitting here," snld tho
first dog, n tiny Japanese toy dog, "and
linvn tried not to
object to sitting
V on the sidewalk."
"Well, 1'vo been
sitting hero be
side you," said
tho second dog.
lie was almost
exactly like tho
first dog, but they
names, for tho
llrst dog wns
nntned Yen and
tho second dog
wns nnmed Wnn.
waiting a long
tlmo for our mis
tress," snld Yen.
"Sho must hnve
last to leava her
been ono of tho
"She renlly shouldn't keep us wait
ing like this," snld Wan.
"I suppose wo could get back Into
tho cnrrlnge," said Yen.
"Wo could," said Wnn, "only tho
people who aro walking down tho
street nwny from tho hall hnvo to go
ushlo for us, and that Is pleasant."
"Yes, thnt Is plonsnnt," simi Yen.
"It mnkes mo feci very Rind nnl!inppy
when I sec them nil stepping out of
their wny for us. It shows so plnlnly
that whllo we mny bo very smnll wo
are very choice nnd beautiful."
"Ah, wo have such beautifully
combed jcllow-tan hair," said Wan,
"nnd we nro fed such delicacies. Wo
rhlu In n cnrrlngo nnd wo sleep on
"We're dogs of tho rich nnd we nro
rich, too, for all tilings nro done for us.
Wo'ro waited upon. We never hnvo to
do anything nt nil. And If wo get
cross or nngry they nlwnys excuso us
nnd any that we're so highly bred ana
so very flno nnd that wo can't help our
"Once In a while," said Ycnt "don't
you wish you wero n regular dog?
Uon't you wish thnt you wero nllowcd
out to run nnd scamper and play and
that you could talk to any dog you
"Sometimes I wish I could havo a
scnslhlo life. I want to bo a pet, of
course, but I would llko It sometimes
It 1 didn't always havo to bo such a
"Yes," said Wan. "Sometimes I
wish so, too, but wo mustn't tnl'x llko
this, for somo one will heur us and we
must keep our dignity."
"What's that?" nsked Yen.
"We must look rich nnd flno nnd
snobbish Hint's dignity with us.
though It may not bo so with others.
"It's funny," said Ycu, "but tho peo
ple tnlk so foolishly who como out
from that hall."
"They've been llstonlng to n con
cert," said Wan. "I suppose It makes
"Sometimes music has mado me
cry," said Yen.
"You mean yelp," said Wan.
"Oh, well, yelp, If you prefer It,"
"It Is mora correct." said Wan.
"Then by nil menns say It," said
Yen. "Hut ns I wus saying, everyone
who hns passed has been tnlklng fool
ishly. They hnvo snld: 'Oh, didn't tho
violins play beautifully nnd weren't
tho 'cellos too gorgeous for words? nnd
as for that piano solo well, that
was supeili. The two hnrps were love
ly, itlso, und the horns wero splendid I
'That Is tho way they havo talked,'
"That Is tho sort of talk 1'vo heard,
too," said Wan.
"Too absurd," said Yen. "Why, tho
way they ravo and tnlk Is ridiculous.
Now If they wero
meat from tender
chops well, then
I could under
"People aro ri
War' i "but still
we 'nitisti he P
lite to tliem, for
peoplo look after
now," said Yen.
"Oh, look at my
two precious dar
lings, sitting on
tho sidewalk In
such a cunning way," said their ml
tress, nnd she picked them up and got
Into the carriage with them.
'1 feel like ten," sho snld, "nnd you
two dear dogs will hnvu u saucer of
"I'm glnd," snld Yen, "our mistress
doesn't ruvo nhout the foolish music
she hns hern hearing."
"I'm proud," said Wan, "that our
mistress Is so sensible and thnt she Is
Family of Animals.
"All tho people In our family ara
animals." said llttlo Wllllo. "Why,
how's that?" asked a neighbor, "Well,
Mother Is n dear." said Wllllo, "Baby
Is a llttlo lamb, and I'm the kid."
"How ubout little brother?" asked tne
neighbor. "On, hs's the goat," replied