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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE; MAY 6, 1917.
i D MAKES A FORD INTO NEW FAMTRACTOR Unusually Simple Attachment Connect With Front and Bear Axle. CHANGE IN 15 MINUTES In the face of one of the most criti cal farm conditions ever known in the history of the country with the en tire world looking to the American fanners for food and with farmers confronted with a shortage of farm labor such as they have never before known the Smith Form-a-Tractor tompany have come to the front with a tractor attachment designed tor Ford cars. Probably the most remarkable fea ture of this attachment is its unusual simplicity. It consists merely of a channel section frame which attaches to the Ford front axle, extends under the Ford chassis beyond the Ford rear axle and is connected with a dead tractor axle of two-inch cold rolled steel which is designed to receive two umisualtv sturdy tractor wheels. The entire attachment can be made in fifteen minutes without boring a hole or changing the mechanical con struction of the car in any way. All that is necessary is to remove the Ford rear wheels, replace them with driving pinions designed with a key wav to fit into the key of the Ford axle. This driving pinion fits over the brake band and the brake drums, retaining all the braking features of the Ford car. Six rollers designed of tough, chrome steel are fitted on this driving pinion. A special cellular type radiator containing six times the cooling area of the Ford radiator is furnished with the Smith Form-a-Tractor. This is necessarv. due to the fact that when used as a tractor the speed rarely ex- . ceeds two and two and one-halt miles an hour while the engine is operating approximately 1,000 r. p. m. or a speed sufficiently high to propel the Ford car twenty to twenty-five miles per hour. It is easily recognized that under such conditions the Ford radi ator itself would be inefficient for the proper cooling of the engine. Unlike the many complicated tractors now being used on the farm, Smith Form-a-Tractor requires no special knowledge for its operation. Anybody who can run a Ford can easily run Smith Form-a-Tractor even a boy or woman. It will easily be seen that this sim plicity combined with the remarkable working ability of Smith Form-a-Tractor bids fair to be a real solution to the shortage of labor now con fronting the American farmers and to the wasteful practice of maintaining horses t.velve months in the year for three months' work. In view of the present economic conditions on the farm and the crying nerd for labor saving machinery, par ticularly machinery that will replace horses and minimize farm labor, It can quickly be seen that a tremendous success is awaiting Smith Form-a-Tractor. v Ralph Lee Joins the Wheeler Rubber Co. The Wheeler Rubber company has recently announced a new member of its personnel and the agency for two new tires. Ralph A. Lee, who for four years was with the Goodrich Rubber com pany of Akron, O., and recently left the Swinchart factory, has come to Omaha as a member of the Wheeler Rubber company. Arrangements have recently been completed for the handling of the Amazon, manufactured by the Ama zon Rubber company of Akron, 0., and the Star, manufactured by the Star Rubber company of Akron, O. The Star is a high-priced hand-made tire carrying a guarantee of 7.500 miles to car owners and 6,500 miles to commercial accounts. The Amazon is a medium-priced tire. THE WHEELER OMAHA, 2064 Farnam StrMt. REINFORCED CONSTRUCItOH , Amazon Tires an reinforced 'H'.'jrlsjljLlA 1 1Jf and made.doubly strong where "Jp Tie Va&mhm blowouts usually occur, by the J) Ak'm ' addition of extra fabric "breaker YyA'ry strips on the aid walls, rr ifr.dS' This super carcass strength l jt if JK means resilience without weak- i)r J ijsyy f f 5 neM, dependability without tg Vjlff fk rj fail land extra long mileage Iff J) JWJU ?S5tKl J0 at lowest eort. fit JWfJ WsZJ If you are seeking It f ff JK$fs3 fcgjS; T the maximum in tire III A JJrift3 jSC' service you should uie Ml ih'J m i?SrW Amazon Tires. Tf III ff ff Iff I t3 - IL . I - TX HssTsH RETAIL SALES MANAGER OF CHALMERS HERE. H. J -fALDEMAN Monroe Makes Endurance Run Record at Los Angeles L. E. Doty has just received a let ter from Mr. Hathaway, a former bus iness associate, who is now in the au tomobile business at Los Angeles, Cat., which has to do with the per formance of the Monroe, a car which is growing in favor throughout Ne braska. The letter reads as follows "Last Sunday completed economy run San Francisco and return over mountains and vallevs. 924 miles: av erage per gallon, twenty-one and half miles; water, two quarts; on, one gal lon, carrying four ilissengers; time, twenty-six hours fifty-two minutes. Our Bakersfield agent drove car. So pleased with performance bought five This record of 924 miles In twenty- six hours and fifty-two minutes makes an average of better than thirty-four miles per hour. Electric Sales Increase As Chauffeurs Join Colors "In the face of a recent price ad vance Detroit electric sales keep on climl ing," asserts E. M. Bottom, manager of the Omaha branch of the Anderson Electric Car company. It is a singular fact in connection with this increase in sales that the war has actually been responsible for some of them. Several sales through out the western district have recently been occasioned by a desire upon the part of buyers to help the war cr.use. Many of the chauffeur! and mechan ics employed by car owners are join ing the colors and in several instances buyers have chosen to get electrics owing to the fact that much less care is required and all members ot the family can operate them without the aid of an experienced chauffeur or mechanician. Traynor Has Cole Eight Pull Off Great Stunts lust bv wav of a "thrill" for the motor bugs of Omaha. Lou Traynor of the Traynor Automobile company put on a little Cole "Eight" exhibition Sunday that "kind of" startled the natives. Starting at Fifteenth and Farnam streets, Traynor threw the car into high gear and then throttled it down to the lowest possible speed. Tray nor claims the car climbed, in full view of numerous onlookers and the four occupants of the car, to Eight eenth street at a pace much slower than the pedestrians were climbing the grade. I he feat, Travnor asserts, was pos sible owing to the perfect balance of the motor, and he wants to see some other car do the same stunt, RUBBER CO., NEB. PKob. Douglas 7848 Omaha Motorcycle Club To Stage Endurance Run The second annual endurance con test conducted by the Omaha Motor cycle club promises to be the biggest sporting event of the year in local motorcycle circles. Indications are that over thirty riders will line up for the start Sunday, May 27. The run this year -'ill be from Omaha to Sioux City, It., an 4 return, a round trip of about 225 miles. The riders will follow the Washington Highway up the Nebraska side of the river, re turning over the King's Trail, on the Iowa side. The run will start from Omaha at 7:30 a. m. The noon control will be at Sioux City, where the riders will be given an hour for dinner. Checking sta tions will be estiblished at Tekamah, Neb., and Onawa, la,, where the rid ers will be required to check in on schedule time. The final control is at Omaha, riders being required to check in at 5:30 p. m. in order to re ceive a perfect score. Nearly all the leading motorcycle riderj of the city have announced their intention f taking part in the contest. Word has been received that a number of riders from Council Bluffs will enter and it is expected that Lincoln. Fremont and Columbus will furnish entrants. A large number of valuable orlzes have been offered by dealers and tire companies and others connected with the motorcycle industry. Motorcy clists who desire to enter should make application to A. E. Sorensen, 1609 Farnam, who is chairman of the committee in charge of the contest The event will be conducted under the rules of the Federation of Ameri can Motorcyclists, the governing body of the motorcycle sport Persistent Ad 'ertiainor la the Road To Success. NEW MEMBER OF FIRM OF WHEELER RUBBER CO. Judge Crawford Marries Deaf and Dumb Couple George Robertson, jr., 22 years old, and Miss Marian Cummings, 17 years old, both deaf and dumb, were mar ried by Judge Crawford in county court Saturday morning. Mrs. Paul Randolph, whose husband is deaf and dumb, interpreted the marriage cere mony into the sign language. The Randolphs were married by Judge Crawford several weeks ago. Young Robertson and his bride will live in Omaha. ' THE UNIVERSAL C&R Overhauling Motor cars, like people, need a spring tonic. They need the Car overaunS an( adjusting for the added demands of spring j . and summer driving, and will respond to such attention by P improved performance. No one is so well fitted to "tune up" your Ford car as the Ford agent. His place of business is supplied with specially designed Ford service equipment, his shopmen are capableskilled Ford mechanics, he handles only genuine Ford-made materials, and charges regular standard Ford prices for all work. Genuine Ford service-you will find it at any of the agencies listed below and at all other authorized Ford sales and service agencies throughout the country. Ford cars-Runabout $345; Touring Car $360; Coupelet $505; Town Car $595; Sedan $645; all f. o. b. Detroit. COAD-MARSH MOTOR CO. 2059 Farnam St. HOLMES-ADKINS MOTOR C0.4917So.24thSt. McCAFFREY MOTOR CO. 10th and Howard Sts. NICHOLS-RICE MOTOR CO. 20th and Ames Ave. SAMPLE-HART MOTOR CO. 18th and Burt Tyler 513. UNIVERSAL MOTOR CO. ' 2562 Leavenworth St. Tyler 886. Get Acquainted With the Ford Agent in Your Neighborhood Motorcyclists to Hold Big Get-Together Meeting Motorcycle riders, motorcycle deal ers, representatives of tire factories, accessory dealers and others con nected with the motorcycle industry in the city will attend the big "get together" meeting to be held next Tuesday evening at the headquarters of the Omaha Motorcycle club in the Crounse block, Sixteenth street and Capitol avenue. The meeting is an annual event conducted to boost the motorcycle sport in all lines. It will also be a celebration of the third an niversary of the founding the Omaha Motorcycle club, which has since grown to be the largest motorcycle club in the middle west. An interest ing program has been arranged for the evening and a cordial in vitation has been extended to mo torcycle riders to attend the meeting. There is no charge of any kind con nected with the meeting. Use of Starter or Lights Saps Energy of Battery Elmer Rosengren of the Nebraska Storage Battery company, distribu tors of the Willard battery, suggests the following pointers on caro of the electrical system on a motor car. "Every time you operate your self starter or use your electri- lights while the engine is not running a cer tain amount of energy is taken from your storage battery. A modern car carries an electric generator which puis back into the battery the current which has been taken out to operate the lights and starter. This genera tor must run at charging speed for several minutes in order to create the same amount of electrical energy that is consumed by the electric starter in a few seconds. "Ordinarily, a motor should start on a very few turns in warm weather. and unless it does something is prob ably wrong with the gas or iguition. Be careful to see that you have gaso line in the tank, and always .ct the gas and the spark properly before try ing to start. Release the starter but ton as soon as the motor begins to turii on its own power, because as long as the starter button is pressed down the starting motor is taking current from tiss battery. "The generator should always be kept properly adjusted and clean, and this should be done by an expert; oth e:wise the amount of current del:v ered from the generator may be too I ',P"'OW begtal I Is a Mechan- IN ning itsthird i J ical Success jj year of world- ! I proven by gruel- i wide success. In i II lingofficial stock I o p er a t i on all 1 II car tests and im- I over America 1 proved by world l J and in forty for- i over service ex- l eign lands. l , perience. l 1 NOYES-KILLY II NOYES-KILLY I I MOTOR CO. I .MOTOR CO. I I Omnh-i Distributor Omaha Distributors R Douglas 4446 South 420. Douglas 3500. Colfax 149. small to, keep the battery cha.ged ta the proper point" Street Car Company Gives Bonus to Its Old Employes Street car company employes, who earn $100 a morrth or less, excepting those at the power houses who re cently had their wages readjusted, will receive a bonus July 1 of 6 per cent of thf.ir wages since January 1. The bonus applies to employes who have been with the company three months or more.