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TIIE OMAHA StNTAY BEE: X0VE3kfBER 2. 1913. Consuls of the Lincoln Memorial Highway Association, in Nebraska r JT FredricJtson Chief Const J for thttStete BOOSTING LINCOLN HIGHWAY Fredrickion Lays Out Line Through Nebraska. HOW MARKED Ap IMP10VED Great Thoroughfare I'nMlnjr Throng-h Omaha Part of the Ocean-to-Ocean nonte for Anto-mabtlei. mo the In tha spring of 1811 a man entered a much battered automobile in front of The Bee bulldlnff, turned weit and waa oon out of sight of the watcher. Two nonths later thli aarne man returned In lie tamo machine, much the worae for wear and even more badly batteredj Thla man was II. E. Fredrlckaon. then a good road advocate. He had returned from Wyoming afier having marked a route acroia the atatea of Ksbraitlc and Wyoming, Thla road waa kept up by automobile men In the various counties through which It parted. Then it was forgotten for a while. Today, almoit two yeara later, thla uma road la a prominent part of the flrat ocean-to-ocfan route, known all over America a the Lincoln Memorial highway. Today it la but a common, or dinary road with a fewyrigna palnUd on telegraph polee, baraa and fences. To morrow, that la to aay, within the next few yeara, It will be one of the beat Improved roads In tha world. Constructed entirely of concrete It will cost approxi mately )30,000,t00 when completed. To wards this large amount almost 110,000, W0 haa already been pledged and the next 110,000,000 Is expected to be In the treasury of the Lincoln Highway asso ciation before work la started on the road next aprlng. Something- ot the Meai. s Thla road will be from twelve to six teen feet In width and so constructed that It will last forever. Approximately I10.0W will be spent on each mile. It will stretch from New York City to Ban "Francisco, or from the Atlantlo to the Taclflc coast. It will pass through thir teen state. Including Nebraska, and through thirteen counties In thla atate, H Recognising his supremacy as a good expert, the Commercial club ot Bent II. K, Fredrickion to De- road Omaha JEMSWally Schuyler "rT I Kearney. 1 1 P.EM3 xriac? -3ig3pritJ HenzyRaoatx-ColirmJbuA I dPAttepson-Xorth Ptetie 1 1 &K.Bushee -OmbII. KM Vy aTr . sVsW V 1. ini M'l'jWii.. . ir J trolt this year to good roads congress, at which place he was appointed chief counsel for the state of Nebraska to tho Lincoln Highway association. Immediately upon his return to Omaha Predrlckson started the Lincoln High way germ on Its trip through Nebraska. Aa a result a counsel was appointed In each county through which the Lincoln highway passes In the state. Not satisfied with this, Predrlckson success and ono which will be remembered for years to come. Predrlckson laid out the original auto road through Nebraska and the Lincoln Highway association recognised his serv ices and to htm goes the credit for Omaha being one of the greatest points ot the Lincoln Memorial highway. Oakland Oars to Be Shown in London attend the Amertlan , sell certificates and keep an accurate aC ia tt.t.t. 1 .. - l ' . m 1 1 i , . i.uu!ii ui mi moneys courciea. no mum attend meetings with tho consuls from other counties and help keep the road In condition until the concrete Is laid. After this Is done hn has nothing else to do. H. 11 Predrlckson must bo given nearly all the credit for securing of the Lincoln highway through Nebraska. Today he has an office In the Commercial club rooms and works, night and day without nnft n rmtlnpnt Inn. Tt van hta vr oniereo D.wo certificates ot membership ready work that made the big domonstra to the Lincoln Highway association and tlon Friday night one of great sucoesi jnHtcu wiein on me marxet at, is each. Thoy wero gobbled tip In no time. Then 8,000 more wero ordered and now Pred rlckson Is Intending to sell 25,000 of these certificates In Nebraska. Tha proceeds from the nale of certifi cates of membership will be used to help build the road. Should the entire 25,000 be aold, Nebraska good roads boosters alone will have contributed 1185.009 to warde tha highway, not Including sub scriptions from other sources. Meaty Spent In Nebraska. Don't think for ono minute that thla 1K,000 goea to Detrolfto help awell the bank clearings of that city. Every cent collected In Douglas county from the sale ot theso certificates will go to Omaha banks and every cent collected In other towns In Nebraska goes Into the banks In tha county where the certificate wera sold. Ono may think that the job of county consul Is just on honor. It la an honor, but there Is no end ot work connected with It: no end of worry' and pain and, what la worae, no pay, It Is a Job where the consul will do ail kinds ot work and get nothing in return, unless It la the possible thanks of the people ot his county. Just now It may mean nothing, but ten years from now, when the Lincoln highway Is completed, then will the oounty consuls come In for their share ot praise. Eaoh county consul must keep up the Interest In his county. He must raise all the money he can to further the pro ject and keep It fresh In the mtnda ot the people. He must mark every telegraph pole through hla county with the official Insignia of the association. Then he must Frrmo REGAL DIMS W Wclp ton- OgallelA. EirGLastelter.Cenixai Cify One of the most Important branches of the Oakland Motor Cor company la' Ita foreign department, Which distributes hundreds of cara yearly. None of the foreign motor car manufacturers build a medium priced car which will compare with American cars ot the Oakland type, Thla la explained by the fact that there Is no manufacturer "on the other side'' turning out more than a few hundred cara a year, and the average cost ot these cara la M0. American cars, manufactured In large numbers, plus the shipping charges and duty, can be sold for less than thla amount, and American manu facturers are quick to take advantage ot thla fact. Thla year Oakland Australian dealers have already contracted for tOO cara. There la a growing tendency among American manufacturers to be repre sented at the foreign exhibits, and four Model 36, four-cylinder 19H Oakland-, are being sent by express steamer for the London show. The Oakland will also be shown at the Dublin show. Key to the Situation Ue Advertising. SpauVding "40" I A New Idea In Automobile Construction The new "Spaulding Pullman" bo named because of tho rapidity with which it can be transformed into a per fect Bleeping car, an idea entirely or iginal in the automobile industry, is one of the handsomest, most perfectly constructed of any 1914 line. No out side obstruction to mar the beauty or harmony of its lines. Tho Spaulding Forty is built to please tho experienced motorist who is tho hardest man to satisfy. The Spaulding Forty is built largo enough to bo comfortable strong onough to xbe durnblo and safe, and light enough to be economical. For your own satis faction, wo want you to examine thli new 1914 model. LIVE DEALERS WRITE FOR TERRITORY FREELAND AUTO CO. DUtr&uton for Ntbratka, Wt$frn Iowa and South Dakota 1113 FARNAM STREET. OMAHX. NEB. ITP AW TPUTC ! cot"W'n. aW new Kegal cars ore being IlDHUiJluniU equipped with a special dimming at- Introduced to Facilitate Driving Un der Bright Street Lights. PUSH BUTTON DOES THE WORK Drlrer Pnshes Button and Ilrnd- llshts Are Dimmed to 'About the Same Rrllllancy as Hide Lamps, "It Is truly surprising," says Balea Manager F, L. Pierce of the Regal Motor Car company, "the number ot accidents due directly to the blinding headlights of motor cars. "In several of the large cities lawa are being enacted, making It an offense for a driver to use his powerful headllghta within the city limits. Anticipating this tuchmont. By almply pressing a buttdn at the driver's seat the headlights ore dimmed to about the brilliancy of side lamps, and one runs no chance of blind ing some other driver or pedestrian and getting In a bad mix-up. "The mechanical side of It Is very elm pie. In each of the electric bulbs ore two wires of different size, one capable of giving a brilliant light and the other u much reduced Illumination. By pushing thetdlmmer button the lights can bo brightened or reduced Instantly and aa often as desired. "TMs feature has Other advantages. It not only does away with the bother of aide lamps, but by eliminating these lamps, adds greatly to the beauty of the car by leaving the body lines unbroken." Persistent Advertising Big Returns. Is the Road to UNSPRUNG WEIGHT HAS BEARING ON OPERATION "Many people have never heard much about unsprung weight," says Guy Smith, Franklin dealer here. "But unsprung weight has a great deal .to do with operating cost and with comfort and safety of an automobile. Unsprung weight Is made up of ports between the road and the springs of the car. The big Items are the rims, wheels, hubs, axles, gears and transmission If It Is located on the axle. "When tho wheel of a car drops Into a hole or hits a stone the force of the blow on the tire Is directly proportional to the unsprung weight. Since the aprings do not support the unsprung weight they cannot absorb any of the shock. Therefore the tire takes all the blow. The result In Injury to tha tire when weight Is added Is probably greater than the ratio ot the weights as the tire la undoubtedly stressed beyond the elas- blow. "A very elmple test to show the effect of unsprung weight can easily be made. If one will Jump off a platform with a ten-pound dumb bell In ach hand. Then take the same Jump with twenty-pound dumb bells and there will be a wonderful difference In the blow. In fact, the heavy dumb bells will probably be dropped. The tires get the same treat ment when subjected to heavy blows from excess unsprung weight. But In stead of dropping the weight, the tires take the strain and finally blow out." An extensive motorcycle honeymoon trip Is planned by Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Hanlon of Columbus, O. They will visit New York, Boston, Montreal, Canada, and Buffalo. Ask Dun's, Or Your Own Bradstreet's Banker NOWf MORE THAN EVER BEFORE, it behooves the dealer and the buyer to look carefully to the financial stability of the automobile manufacturer whow car he contemplates owning. THERE HAVE BEEN SOME occurrences of late that should serve s a warning in this regard. On the other hand, there hasn't bsen a failure that wasn't scheduled. Thoy wore foreordained (from the first inevitable. SOME WERE OVERDUE, In fact. Thanks to the splendid damand for cart! which wc and other responsible concerns were unable to supply in full, some of them were accorded a longer lease of life than their product or cxperienoe or financial backing entitled them to. THERE WAS NO EXCUSE, however, for any buyer being in Ignorance of what Im pended. That waa easily foreseen. LET US SUGGEST that now, you who are kl the market for a car look into this matter as it deserves. You owe it to yourself and us. ASK BRADSTREET'S OR DUN. Or If you are not a subscriber, ask your Banker to investigate and inform you. He will do it gladly. ASK HIM WHICH ARE the five financially strongest automobile manufacturers. YOU WILL FIND that the Maxwell Motor Company is one of the five and it will not be fifth in point of stability either. HAVE HIM ANALYZE the latest financial statements of these five strongest and tell you which have the greatest amount of assets in proportion to liabilities including bond ed indebtedness, etc., of course. We thick he'll tell you the Maxwell Motor Company is one of the leaders. PERHAPS YOU DIDN'T KNOW there's been so much confusion in this matter that the Maxwell Motor Company has no connection whatsoever with the lateMaxwell Briscoe Company except that this concern purchased, through the U. S. Courts, all th assets, not only of that, but of several other concerns. WE STARTED WITH A CLEAN SLATE with plants worth many millions, with ample cash on hand to take care of our manufacturing operations, etc. WE HAVE NO BONDED INDEBTED NESS no outstanding notes or debts of any kind except current open accounts not yet due. AND TODAY WE ARE nine months old with orders on our books for more Vvn thirty thousand cars. HAS THAT RECORD EVER bs.n surpassed in this industry? We submit the account of our stewardship ask Brad street's, Dun's or your Banker for further particulars regarding the operations and stability of this Company. THEN YOU'LL PEEL SECURE on that point and, when you compare the cars as carefully, there will be only one answer, "Yours will be a Maxwell." THERE ARE THREE MAXWELL MODELS the "25" for $750; the "35" for $1325, with electric starter and Hghtst and the ssif-starting 7-passnger "30-6" for $1975. A handsome illustrated booklet descriptive of each model tells How and Why we can give such values. Send today for the book on the Model you ars interested in. Maxwell Motor Company (inc.) Detroit, Michigan Motor Car Balm Company, 205 State BanF nldg . . Omaha, Neb. flwanson Ilrotherg Hastings. Neb. i ZPP Auto Company Fremont. vh. F.J?. Sclunltt Madison, Neb. William A. Kurz . Seribner, Neb. Dlntrict Manager, John Yoke, 205 State Rank IHdR Omaha, Neb Burt rhllpot Weeping Water, Neb. Pletrlier Auto Company Tecuniseh. X.h. O. II. Scheneck Tawnee Cltr, Neb. msssB .