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Mohave County miner and our mineral wealth. (Kingman, Ariz.) 1918-1922, October 06, 1922, Automobile Section, Image 11

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Third Page of The
Automobile Section
About 2250000 People Earn
Living Through Automo
bile Activity
Present prosperity in the automo
bile business means employment for
2250000 people according to Alfred
Beeves Automobile Chamber of Com
At the present time in addition to
the 200000 men working in the auto
mobile plants Mr Reeves says that
in addition to the hundreds of thou
sands of professional chauffeurs -and
drivers and of retail garage employes
there are about 250000 accessory fac
tory workers 1500Wtlre dealers and
salesmen and thousands more in al
lied -retail trades
In addition to this why riot include
the men who are working for auto
mobile associations the men who
write automobile insurance and so on
down the line whose jobs depend al
most entirely on the prosperity of
the automobile
The ramifications of the automobile
business extend so far that anything
which affects this line in a measure
affects almost any other business As
we have told in this column so many
times before the automobile is a nec
essity we cannot very well do without
Jt extends even to the schools Ac
cording to the United States bureau
of education there are 12000 consoli
dated schools in the nation and most
of these are using motor buses
What is the automobile worth today
as compared to five years ago
Some statisticians and publicity men
have been giving this much thought
recently and they have decided that
the automobile is worth just twice
as much as it was a few years ago
Until four or five years ago the au
tomobile was not used to any great
extent during the winter months It
was the usual custom following the
arrival of the first cold days to jack
up the car drain the radiator take
out the battery and lay it up for four
or five months or until the arrival
of spring
This practice is a thing of the past
The driver wants a car he can use all
the year and he is getting it Cold
weather and snow have no terrors for
the modern motor car even in the
northern sections where farmers do
not hesitate to use their cars on the
coldest days
The driver also does not fail to call
upon his car to do whatever he wants
and the car usually has the ability to
do it The automobile has improved
and the car of today is better than
ever despite the fact that now and
then you hear the owner of a modern
car telling how much better his old
boat of an ancient vitage performed
than the modern car he is drivng
Of recent note are the tests con
ducted by Union Motors Inc Max
well distributors for Southern Cali
fornia to see for themselves the
strength that has been built Into the
latest series Maxwell models
Thvpp thousand DeoDle ioined in
watching the attempt to wreck two
of the new cars by smashing the gears
andwere confident that the cars could
riot stand the strain of being shifted
itttirreverse gear while going forward
at a speed of twenty miles an hour
declared C A Doyle sales manager
of the Ideal Maxwell organization
We ourselves did not know until the
trial was completed that the cars
would come through but we were an
xious to show ourselves as well as
the motorists that such a strain could
be put to the new series Maxwell
Even more daring was the attempt
completed successfully to climb the
steep grade of Quintero street off
Sunset boulevard with the record
breaking load of twenty five passen
gers in a new touring car
Illinois dirt roads some deep in
dust are going to get an oil bath such
as never before was attempted in the
state More than 35 million gallons
of oil will be used on these highways
this year according to the present
The oil is bought and inspected by
the state and distributed to the various
counties The inspection of this great
quantity of oil has come to be a for
midable Droble mto the state bureau
of tests Eight inspectors already
have been stationed at refineries and
others may be assigned before the
season is over The cost of maintain
ing men at the plants prohibite placing
inspectors at all refineries it is said
although it is the announced intention
of the highway department to make
plant inspection wherever the quanti
ty to be inspected justifies the ex
pense In the case of plants shipping
small amounts the tests will be made
in the laboratory of the department
Save the Nut
When bolting parts together do not
try to make the bolt pull the nut
through if the latter sticks Take a
hammer and drive the bolt into place
Otherwise the threads are likely to
be ruined
Jewett Six
In Mohave County
Geo I Gibson is now representing the
in Northern Arizona
People in Mohave County who have wish
ed to see this popular car will now have that
Phone Mr GbsoWlrtBlne 114 for demon
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Healthy Increase In Sale of
Bonds for Highway Pur
poses is Reported
New York Oct 3 That the coun
try has so far returned to a prosper
ous condition that public bond issues
proposed voted and sold in August
1922 by far exceeded those proposed
voted and sold in August 1921 is
shown in statistics just compiled from
reoprts to the Asphalt association this
city The reports also show conclus
ively that the construction of public
roads instead of having reached its
peak is becoming more extensivje in
all sections of the country
Bond issues for road construction
reported sold in Aug 1922 amounted
to 516631351 compared with 15
372973 for August last year Bond
issues reported as proposed totaled
59372973 compared to the 56590
700 reported in August 1921 Pro
posed bond issues for August 1922
increased 48159973 over the 11
213000 reported in July 1922 and 48
159973 over the 12882000 reported
in June
The Asphalt association establish
ed its department of economics on
August 1 1921 Its reports show that
from that date to August 1 this year
a total of 748563000 was reported
in road bond issues proposed Of
this amount the sum of 541724780
was actually voted and 368966593
worth of road bonds were sold to
finance construction New Jersey led
all the states with 91455000 in
bonds proposed Georgia being second
at 77040000 and South Carolina 3rd
at 72850000 Pennsylvania with
6903900 was fourth and Kentucky
with 52450000 ranked fifth
The reports on road bond elections
put Missouri first with 71782000
voted Texas with 57534500 was
second and North Carolina with 44
308365 was third Next in order
came Pennsylvania with 33964387
and Alabama with 38320250
Reports on the sale of bonds show
ed that North Carolina with 50472-
850 led all states in the disposal of
road bonds while Texas was second
with 30023000 Three states almost
tied for third place Michigan selling
19966125 worth of bonds Oregon
19917190 worth and West Virginia
speeding ahead
Continued Capacity Produc
tion Probable Little Like
lihood of Decline in Trade
New York Oct 4 For the fourth
time this year the automotive industry
established a new record In the pro
duction of passenger cars and trucks
the output lor August being 272000
an increase of 12 per cent over the
previous month and a gain of 53 per
cent over August of last yean It
closely approached the mark made in
June which thus far has been the ban
ner month in the industry f
In view of the consistently strong
demand followed during the preceding
month it would not be surprising if
a delayed seasonal falling off in sales
came in September which with the af
termath of the rail and coal strikes
would result in a slight curtailment
of manufacturing schedules
There are many reasons for believ
ing that should a lessened demand
come it will be relatively slight Not
the least is the feeling that the ag
ricultural districts under the impetus
of a bumper harvest will enter the
market more aggressively than in the
past and become an active purchaser
of both passenger cars and trucks
Improved business conditions high
er wages to labor and the anticipa
tion of good crops have already had
their reflection in the demand for mo
ttor vehicles They lead to the con-
viction that the rest of the year will
be normal at least with a strong
probability that it will not fall very
l lev uciimu ine general average ror
the first eight months In that period
the total production was 1671428 as
against 1668550 for the entire year
lof 1921
Carry Extra Oil Can
When Making Journey
The prudent motorists will always
carry an extra oil can on his trip
empty and clean ready to be filled
with whatever ia necessary gasoline
for priming the cylinders or cleaning-
sparic piugs neatsfoot oil for the
clutch kerosene to clean dirt out of
corners or oil in the case the other
can is lost is advice which is given
by Wl P Seel of the Lexington Los
Angeles Company distributors of the
Minute Man Six
Twice around the globe by steam
truck without lifting the hood once
to adjust any part is the goal of
Chicago makers of a new machine
Jacksonville Start
of Marine Boulevard
Jacksonville Florida is priding it
self on being the starting point for
the marine boulevard down the east
coast of that State as far as Miami a
distance of 337 miles This boulevard
follows the scenic route of the Florida
East Coast Railroad smith ttirniin1 ct
Augustine Ormond and Daytona in
cluding tne thirty mile ocean speed
way From Ormond to Miami 295
miles the trip is along the Atlantic
ucean ana the Halifax and Indian
Copper Consumption
WillJShow Big Gain
New York Sept 30 A survey jut
completed by the Copper and Brass
Research Association is fnllmwi k
the prediction that automobile manu
facturers in the United States will
consume approximately 100000000
yuuuus oi epper metal this year
This is an increase of 30000000
pounds over 1921 and about 750000
pounds more than in 1920 when the
automobile industry consumed 7 q
cent of the total copper production in
ill y The association finds
that the use of copper in automobile
Where the Mountains Meet the Sea
New Modern
Totally Different
The hotel that will be the talk of
the nation and patronized
by the multitudes
The hotel that magazines and
newspapers will feature for it will
be the headquarters of publishers
authors and writers will be the
rendezvous of educators for it will
be a reproduction of historical
structures of the early colonal
just off the press FREE
mail coupon at one
Leo A -Smith Editor Manager
The Ventura Daily FREE PRESS
Ventura California
self please mail me a copy of the
Booklet and the VENTURA COM
scriptive of what Ventura has to
offer the tourist the pleasure the
health and the home seeker
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construction varies from fifty pounds
in some cars to 250 in others
Philadelphia Drivers
Scrub License Plates
Seventy nine motoritsts in Philadel
phia Pa were recently forced to
alight lrom their cars accept scrub
bing brushes from a stern policeman
and clean their dirty automobile li
It was part of a campaign to enforce
the State traffic regulation that the
number plate shall be visible fifty
feet away
Replacing Shackle
In replacing a shackle thoroughly
oil or grease the surface of the shaft
nd if possible rotate it as you re
place it
cense tags Among the group wereThe time to Advertise is when you
a number of prominent society folks want business the most
With its many4 new re
finements and even moye
complete equipment at no
extra cost to you the Ford
Sedan is now more than
ever the worlds greatest
enclosed car value Terms
if desired
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business coupe
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