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The Omaha Sunday Bee
PART FIVE AUTOMOBILES PAGES ONE TO EIGHT PART FIVE AUTOMOBILES PAGES ONE TO EIOHT VOL. XLVI NO. 45. OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 22, 1917. SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS. - - " " J PROTECT YODR CAR FROM FIRE HAZARD Fifty-Seven Reasons Why Autos Are Likely to Go ' Up in Smoke. DANGER ALWAYS PRESENT Do motor cars burn? They do every day. They , take fire on the road and in the garage. , And unless the owner is prepared to put out the fire he must expect a .total loss. Insurance, of course, will cover this, yet if he uses the money to buy a new car he must take out another policy and pay another premium. Protection is thus far cheaper. The "Western Underwriter recently compiled a list, of lifty-scven ways automobiles have actually taken fire. Here they arc: . Collision with another auto. Collision with runaway horse. Collision with street car. Collision with other vehicle. Fire ensuing from. collision. Collision because of broken axle. Collision because of broken steer ing knuckle. Collision ;: because of defective brakes. Striking obstruction in road. Running into wagon in garage. . Hitting telegraph pole. Running into fence. , . Overheated exhaust pipe. Explosion in muffler. Cigaret smoking in. garage. Fire from adjoining automobile. Defective circuit wire. Explosion of acetylene gas gener ator. Burned while aboard steamboat. Explosion while tilling tank. j Ignited through. upset. Defective magneto. MANAGER OF C. W. FRANCIS MOTOR TRUCK COMPANY. -J I A E KERR Gasoline ignited while cleaning en gine. Washing with distillate. Friction of brake. Defective Prestolite tank. Defective commutator. Explosion of gasoline in pit. Spark from nearby burning build ing. Ignition of bucket of gasoline. Explosion of batteries while being charged. Open stove in garage igniting gas oline vapor.- Leaving controller in - first speed with brakes set (electric). Back fire in carburetor. Defective tail lamp. Burning of garage. Igniting from back fire through muffler; Leak in gasoline pipe. Striking match in garage with gasoline tank open. Combustion of oily waste. Burned on street driver used lamp to look for gasoline leak. Passerby throwing match near standing car. Sparkcr struck while cleaning car. Gasoline running loo fast into car buretor. Kan off road, breaking gasoline connections. Oil pumped through air valves caught tire from pipe. Cleaning magneto by forcing gaso line. Overflow of gasoline. 1 "Struck by lightning. , Cleaning spark plug gasoline and testing before gasoline evaporated. Explosion in crank case. Ignition of gasoline vapor under hood. . Electric light placed on seat. Acetylene tubing became detached. Match drbpped in apron. Lighted cigaret thrown in tonneau while the machine was on the road. Roominess in Velie Six Wins Movie Star's Eye Gale Henry, comedy star of Uni versal productions, wanted a car. She wanted "room," so she might take as many of her friends with her as could be comfortably seated. Invariably there are a great many cars parked around Film City watch ing the interesting procedures, so Miss Henry and cix other girls started out to look them over. It was agreed that a car was not to be given a sec ond look if it failed to seat three in the front seat, and four in the rear seat, comfortably. Eileen Sedgwick drove up in her Velie Biltwel six. The girls climbed in unceremoniously and with one ac cord, exclaimed, "Here it is 1" r : e 0' o oooc 10301 IOESOE IOE30C Noyes-Killy Motor Company ' J AtTOMOBIEE DISTRIBUTORS 2066-68 Farnam St. OMAHA, NEB. o D o e D o o D o o D o e D ii D e e 8 o D o n D o Saxon "Six" Touring Car There's no denying that your Ford will "get you there and back" and do it economically. But most Ford owners want more than that. . They would like an electric starter, and electric lights that are bright at all speeds. They would enjoy more seat room and more leg room. ' They wish their car had softer cushions and easier springs; longer Avheel base and modern body lines. So Ford owners are turning by thousand's to the Saxon Six when (they want a new car. It has everything they want in a car, coupled with the economy and dependable service they are accus- tpmed td in the Ford. Long wheel base gives abundant room to stretch your legs; deep roomy seats and tufted cushions assure easy chair comfort. You can ride all day in a Saxon Six without fatigue. " Yes, it costs more than the Ford it would have to. But considering what it has the added comfort it brings the pride of owning such a beautiful; luxurious car the difference is less than you would expect. Besides, that difference is in time wied out by the lower up-keep cost and the extra years youH drive . the Saxon Six. . : , ' . ' Low up-keep is due to the six-cylinder, high-speed motor. . Vibration simply doesn't exist. The engine runs so smoothly y.ou almost forget it's there. ' ' , Long, easy springs absorb all road shocks, so the Saxon Six will run year in and year out without noticeable repairs. There never was a betf er time to turn in your Ford on a new car;' TVe have an order n jw for a hundred used Fords if we can secure them, at once. ....... . Fill out and mail ihe coupon and we'll make you a propo- fiHon. Yliur car will bring far more today than it will next ! NOYES-KILLY MOTOR CO. Dept. B. . i I 2066-68 Farnam St., Omaha, Neb. I I Gentlemen: . ' I what i your proposition for an exchange of my Tord car for I a new model Six-Cylinder Saxon? My Ford hag been run I I: ' I- yean. I consider It In condition. INTENSE INTEREST IN TRACTOR SHOW ' . i Food Need for War Will Attract Attention of Nation to Big Fremont Event. EVERYONE TURNS FARMER "When the annual tractor show opens at Fremont August 6 for its seven-day run it will not only com mand national attention, but will create such an intensity of interest on the part of every man, woman and child in the country as has never be fore been known in any enterprise of any kind." Dent Farrett, president of the Par rett Tractor company of Chicago, in Omaha, made this statement. this condition, according to Mr. Parrett, will, of course, be the direTct result of war conditions. "Only a few days ago I received a telegram from Washington asking for information as to our output, and I understand every other manufactur ing plant in the country is being similarly questioned. This is a war of munitions and food as well as men, and just as the navy and army are speeding up in the matter of re cruits vc manufacturers are speeding up in our efforts to marshal the im portant factors of another war angle that is, the feeding of the nation. Government it Stimulant. The government is ltimulatiug in terest in larger crops, and citizens who otherwise would not he inter ested in tractor shows will be in at tendance at Fremont." Another bit of interesting informa tion given by Mr. Parrett concerns the Society of Automotive Engineers, an organization of experts of which Mr. Parrett is a member, and which is now one of the government's strong war cards. These men are expected to undertake the task of solving au tomotive problems for the govern ment, which will include motorboats, autos, motorcycles, tractors and pos sibly airplanes. The first asignment of the society concerns the standardi zation of airplanes motors. Inspect Show Grounds. , Mr. Parrett accompanied the com mittee in charge of the tractor show to Fremont to look over the ground. The committee is made up of: J. B. Bartholomew, president of the Avery company of Peoria, 111., and the American Threshcrmen's and Tractor association: Bradford Brintori, vice president of the Grand DeTour Plow company of Dixon, 111.; V. H. Hag gard, of the Emerson-Braudingham compauv of RnrMnrri, III.: II. II. Bates, of the loilet (111.) Oil Tractor company; H. B. Dinneeii, of the lolm Deere company; E, J. Gittius, of the J. I. Case company of Racine. Wis., and P. J. Lynns of the Bull Tractor of Minneapolis. Tire Shop is Name of a New and Growing Concern Announcement has recently been made of the purchase of Zwieblej Brothers' tire shop by D. F. Crow, formerly with the Goodyear Tire and Rubber company Omaha branch. The new concern will be known as the Tire Shop and will do general re pair business as well as operate a Goodyear service station. Gould Dietz Secures One of The Eight-Cylinder Appcrsons Among the recent motor car pur chasers is listed Gould Dietz, and hit choice was an eight-cylinder Apper son of the four-passenger type. Thit is one of tht Appe.sons which came to Omaha by express owing to the freight car shortage. Wood Finds Nebraska Farmers Are Optimistic S. A. Wood of the Standard Motor Car Co. writes a letter to Mr. Chang strum from the western part of che state, and. gives a very encouraging report. While the prospects for wheat are not as favorable as could be, nevertheless, says Mr. Wood, everybody is optimistic and enthusias tic. He finds this condition quite general out through the western part of the state. Motorcyclists Plan for , Races at Auto Speedway Everything it all set for the motor cycle meet to be held at the auto speedway Sunday, May 6. Four races will be run on the half mile dirt track: ' Twin-cylinder ma chines will compete for the champion ship of. the day in a fifth race. Entries from .out state and Iowa have been received by the Omaha Motorcycle club, which is. promoting the event. AhMra Gotfiff Back. Twins' Aheern. the Brooklyn boxer, ifrmi to have aeen hli beat day aa a tighter. Ever alnre hli knoi-kout In one round by Hike Olbbnne In Ft. Fail) a little over a year aso, Abearn haa not appeared at the Bam bit. tl.r TheStudekrMX An hweztzzzt HEN. you buy your next car use' the same care, the same caution as you would if you were, going to spend your money for a home or an interest bearing or profit-sharing investment Almost any car, looks well and runs well at first You want a car that looks well and runs well six months, a year, two years after you buy it On this basis a Studebaker SIX is a sound investment . Its original cost is .moderate. Later on, should you care to "liquidate" you will find that the price of a used Studebaker is much higher in proportion to first cost than that of most cars. If you do not sell you will find the opera tion cost of your Studebaker for a year or two years to be far less than other cars. Because of the splendid quality of the Studebaker. Because of its remarkable accessibility in case of inspection, adjustment or repair. tommies Because its perfect Wlaaoc inemot extra ordinary tire eoofwrnay a single, set ef tires l$aqMR reus to $t-m&es 'on a Baeeuse aew parts eati be tftattfaed at lower coet than you pay far posts o&ier oars of equal vaiue and qw$&jr. ' The Studebaker pays yon diyideiirfe Dot only m comfort and pride of ownership, but keeping down expenses year in and year out For these reasons thousands of prominent business men all over the country bought Studebakers on the very day the series 18 was announced. What better guide can you have in the selection of a car than the knowledge that your car is the choice of the shrewdest judges of automobile value in America? Come jn and let us show you some of their names. Four-CvUnder Models FOUR Roadster .... IMS FOUR Touring Car . . . 98S FOUR Landau Roadster . USD FOUR Evary-Weather Car 118$ A II sweat .a. . DaeXM : Studebaker-Wilson, Inc. Farnam Street and 25th Avenue OMAHA, NEB. Sis-CylinJer Models SIX Roadster . .. . . I125I SIX Touring Car . . . 125 SIX Landau Roadster . US SIX Touring Sedan . . 17M SIX Coup . . . . . mi SIX Limousin . . . . J6M All trim f..L DHrtfl N , Town State ' "jgjjSj"