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THE ' OMAHA SUNDAY BEEr APRIL 29, 1917.
17 A IMPETUS IS GIVEN BUSINESS BY WAR ATicultral Communities Will Thrive and Make Increased Hauling. ; "NO MAN CAN BE A BEAK" . The impcttis which the great war erisie h given to intensive farming OIL STATION LOCATED ON VALUABLE PROPERTY AT TWELFTH AND HARNEY Said to be bet in the United State: Owned by L. V. Nicholas Oil company. will promote the prosperity of Amer ica far more than any adverse! in fluences of the struggle can depress that prosperity," said R. E. Chamber lain, truck tales manager of the Pack ard Motor Car company, in a review of the business situation with refer ence to truck production and distribu tion. : ' ,; "This means more grain, more of every kind of farm products. Agricul tural communities will thrive, and there will be increased hauling be tween the large cities and the farming Communities. ' v ' "For this increased : traffic, " for border defense, and for other pur poses, there will be much road build ing done this season. City dwellers, who suddenly have had it impressed on them that agriculture is the basic industry, are also learning rapidly that this Industry cannot be raised to anything like efficiency without an im- Erovement in the roads. So on road uilding as well as on farming we shall see close co-operation between city and country. Even without road building for military purposes, here is field of contracting that will be full of activity this summer. . ,' Increase Ship Building. "Shipyards that have been idle for years are reviving under the energetic action of General G. W. Goethals, as he sets about his program of a thous and 3,0003n wooden ships a vear tp carry food to England and France. This means not only revival of busi ness in all other phases of ship build ing, but big stimulus to all lumber ing operations. "Then there is alt the transportation for a million armed men to be taken care of. Evervthing thev use will have to be hauled, by rail, by boat, and over longer or shorter hauls, by motor trucks. As we think of the job this will be, we can thank the Mexican border situation for having brought out some good results, chief among them, perhaps, the reliability ot our motor truck manutacture. . - All Feel Increase. "All these activities are interlock ing. Everyone, in every line of oro - ductive endeavor, is touched by. them in some way. Big business cannot take a contract for a million pounds of bacon or a half million tents1 with out little business having its part to do in the supplying of the order. ' . "No doubt it is natural that the first feeling on the outbreak of a great war is one of uncertainty. But when we have had time to survey the strength that is in our prosperity, that uncer. tamtv iriv.s uav tn a rphirninff rnnfi. dence that is stronger than ever. The famous quotation from the wisdom of the late J. Pierpont Morgan carries , even more force today 'Nobody can anord to be a bear on America! Mitchell Car First Up High Mountains This Year Bucking snowdrifts and fighting its way through a veritable sea of slush and snow, a Mitchell-"Six." owned and driven by E. V. Ballert of Los Angeles, climbed to the crest of the high San Bernardino mountains to the famous fine Knot Lodge, Febru ary 11 and brought in the first mail, as well as the first automobile of the The above picture marks the erec ion of what is said to be the finest tion oil filling station in the United States, both from a capacity ana an aruiec tural standpoint. This station is to occupy a iront of sixty-six feet on Harney and 132 feet on Twelfth street. The arrange ment at the filling faucets will ac commodate four cars abreast. Large flood lights from the ouilding nearby will play on the location at night. Two Men, Four Machines Increase Push Rod Production by $300,000 Just two men now produce more than $300,000 in additional yearly out put in the Willys-Overland factory with the help of four magnetic grind ers, used to machine and polish push rods for Overland Big Four motors, says J. R. Jamison, Willys-Overland branch manager. This is a typical ex ample of the vast economies made possible through enormous produc tion In the automobile industry. At the present time these men can grind 242 push rods, simultaneously on their magnetic grinders so-called, because the push rods are held in place on steel plates by magnetic force. . , One man operates two machines. The daily output of the two men year. At first, the proprietor, F. C Skinner, could not beiieve his eyes when, he saw a real automobile ap proaching. Ths only mail he had received so far this year had been brought in by men on snowshoes. .. Many tales have been related of how it was utterly impossible for an automobile to reach the summit of the San Bernardino mountains, tow ering 11,600 feet above sea level and with its steep grades, this winter. Nu merous stories of automobiles being snowed in, stalled or stranded on the road to Pine Knot Lodge have been told. So this is a record run for the Mitchell, attested and signed by . a statement mailed by Proprietor Skin ner and exhibited fy the Mitchell rep resentatives at Los Angeles. More Cole Improvements To Help in Operation To reduce the number of parts and the wigbt-of the parts to arr abso lute minimum and at the same time maintain satisfactory operation m the constant aim of the motor designer. In this work Cole ensrineers have taken- some interesting steps in advance.- - . ' i ' " For example, in the Cole Eight motor one finds that the two chain sprockets and the chain, formerly used to drive the fan and generator. and four machines is 2,600 ground and polished push rods. -Before the installation of this equipment each push rod was labor iously ground Dy nana, i ne maenm in and oolishintr of 600 to 700 push rods was then considered a big day's work for these two men. This pro duct, besides requiring more time, was not to be compared with the present output for finish and accuracy. To this additional production can be, added the yearly saving of thou sands of dollars in push rods that had to be scrapped in the earlier days, be cause of inaccurate grinding and ma chining, now reduced to a minimum because of the minute accuracy of modem equipment. have been eliminated from inside the mnw nA In tliiir nlace we find two V-type fan pulleys and a continuous ... 1 . 1 . .1 . . . ; .! a nf tl. a V-iypC DCIt UIl UIC uuiam vi v..v motor performing the same work. Ru malrinv thi. chance, several im provements in operation were effect ed, first, an noise was eiimuiaicu. Then, too, the weight of the parts concerned was reduced considerably. Last, but not least, by transferring this driving mechanism from the in side to the outside of the Cole Eight engine,, quite a contribution was made to the accessibility of the motor. , Rules of the Road Book Now Ready for Motorists The 1917 edition of "Rules of the Road," which treats , exhaustively of the-commonly accepted highway rules for motor car drivers, has, been put mto- circulation by The B. 'F.- Geodr rich Rubber company. It is dedicated to the interest of the American mo torist ; in the prevention of ac cidents and to the cause of greater tire mileage. The booklet declares that 75 per cent of the automobile accidents are due to carelessness or failure to ob serve the simple rules-of the road. "If everybody -observed city ordi nahces, accident liabilities would be reduced," it says among other things. Wedemeyer Has Driven A Dorris 100,000 Miles H. F. Wedemeyer, a' former St. Louisan, now on the Pacific coast, visited St. Louis last week and re ported to the Dorris Motor car com pany his experience with a 1907 Dor ris, he owns: , . "In the seven years I nave been in southern California, he said, l drove the 1907 Dorris over 100,000 miles, mostly in Los Angeles, River side and Orange counties. Two hun dred or more miles in one day is about the average mileage for a fam ily outing. All of this traveling was on a set of tires a year. One left frrtnt t,r 1atrt me three vears. The last day I drove the car I got forty seven miles an hour out of it, same as your Mr. Joseph Rumble did when 1. jMu.tratail f l 1 - trt ,t 7 AA 1IC UCIIIUII9,llbU .. - not touch the engine m four years, except to clean the spark plugs. ','The only new parts on this motor are a water pump, a new Stromberg carburetor and the two maxin bear ings. The last few years I have used distillate, one-half the price of gaso line. My ignition is a Seeley system, on the order, of an Alwater-Kent, and for juice I use drycells The roller bearings are perfect, so is the body, and the top has not even a break in it. I bought the car ten years ago this week. . , , Gives Ground Around , Plant for Vegetables The Pennsylvania Rubber company, in response to the appeal of President Wilson for an Increased production of foodstuffs, has turned over to its em ployes the extensive acreage sur rounding its large plant at Jeanette, Pa. This land will be allotted to em ployes, on application, in sections for planting. The company will plow and cultivate the entire acreage. Each employe will look after the crop on his section during the season and re ceive the profit when it is marketed. APPERSON ROADAPLANE EIGHT The Car That Possesses All the Virtues The Roadaplan combines beauty of design, perfect balance, minimum friction, light weight, ample power, and modest price. We have made at big powerful car with 130-inch wheel base that only weighe 3000 pounds . . vy . ' The economy of the Roadaplane in its upkeep costs is astonishing and very gratifying to the man who hat to pay the tire and fuel bills.. The basie cauaa for this economy is due to clever designing. Roadaplanea have introduced a new element of luxury in ridingend so re doubly blessed by their owners "Handsome it that handsome does." Let us take you for a "flight," " 1 . Sixes and Eights, Seven, Five and "Chummy Roadster" (four passenger) APPERSON MOTOR CO. J. H. DEONG, Manager. OMAHA. 2060-62 Farnam St. Phone Douglas 3811. APPERSON ROADAPLANE i l: 1 1 Sunshine! Out of the dirt of the city streets free to follow fancy's prompting for a day or a month the Twin-six will carry you with the greatest of comfort and the least of worries. And a just pride of ownership as well as the certainty that you pace the easy miles at rea sonable cost will enhance your pleasure in Packard body styles to choose from. Prices, open cars, three thousand fifty dollars and thirty-five hundred dollars, at Detroit. , i? U See the Orr Motor Sales Co., Fortieth and Farnum Sts., Omaha also Lincoln and Sioux City. For Best Results, Try a Bee Want-Ad. ' ' v '. .. .'..-i-- ;!' v-v.' ,." .'. .". .; ..... . ., , ... .. ..-!,, . . i ..... ,, i . j i ' 11 Experience ft '850 1985 Prices Effective April .1st, 1917 light Fours TomHu , Sfp, OturiClui. fie Dig Fours Tottrint .MM till' Cmf Light Sixes . Ttmtnt . ttaadtttr Ompt . . Ms 'Jure vWaiysSlx Ttmrini TTuiys-Enights torn Ttmrinf ttins torn Co f . Iiijo tomSvUn i $1030 ' - Four Umotuttuti 030 . Cual Tomtit Uao Atoonttd in frU eVf torn oni LitU Sit nuxkk, Uty IK txt-&tta7cd uittU thot 4ou ctMwU loo lattto torna odftr Hit msnU opfeortnt in mag mmui . tirailaUnt tkroutlma tht monlk cAtrtl. AUtrtui.ci.ToUio Subjia lo ikontt vUom moliu ?Uti4i0.S.AZ - . Back of 'this season's new Over land Big Fours and Light Sixes are a direct line of nine preced-; ing models from which , they r were developed. . . y They directly continue the line of models that made the Overland Jiameetand in the public mind or integrity of value. , Overland policy has steadfastly sustained that integrity of value in the car throughout its entire : : service in the hands of owners. . Over three hundred thousand of ' these cars are now in use and the helpful suggestions of their owners and of the more than four thousand dealer and factory-branch organizations that sold and served them, are largely responsible for the balanced greatness of this . season's Big Fours and Light Sixes. Their new beauttheir'rjerfected easy " riding qualities, their proven sturdiness and mechan ical excellence, their admitted' tire, fuel and pil economy make themVorthy of the confidence we enjoy, that they will still further, enhance. Overland pres tige. ; . , . : They embody the wisdom of the unmatched Overland experience ; in building cars of this type. . - They are dominant values, cars of proven dependability and ster ling worth. : As long as we have, them lor de livery before May 1st, the prices are $850 for the Big Four, $985 for , the Light Six thereafter $895 and $1025. - -.. WILLYS-OVERLAND, INC., OMAHA BRANCH ; I SERVICE STATION 1 I 20th and Harney StrMts I Phono Douglu 3290 . ' SALESROOMS 2047-49 Farnam Straat Phona Oouglas 3292 I. rnona Uouilas SZ92 I Fhana Doualaa 3Z90 . B. n . ftj MsBulsctuwn ,g'tht gj:''a Asssa-M".. ........ UUi ' '--fSiiniji! x " ,