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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: AUGUST 10. 191.
FORDS TURNED OUT AT RATE OF 3,000 PER DAY Normal Production Has Been Going on at Factory Since March; 525, OOO for the Year. Charles L. Gould, manager of the iocal branch of the Ford Motor com pany, has just returned -from the Ford branch managers' convention held at the factory in Detroit, where 35 branch managers from all the as sembly and service branches throughout the United States 'and the eight branch managers of the Ford Motor company of Canada have been in session for the last 10 days. The fiscal year of the Ford Motor company ends July 31st, and this conventioin, preceding an anticipated twelve months of unequalled produc tion and demand for Ford cars, is of exceptional importance to the Ford Motor company and to the automobile industry as a whole, since 28 Ford assembling plants were represented where the com bined present production is 3,000 cars a day and which have over 9,600 employes. The manufacturing effort of the company for the. first six months of the present year was concentrated almost entirely upon the output of war materials, and it was not until March, 1919, that the production of Ford cars and Ford parts began to assume normal proportions. At the present - time"""oTitput is averaging 3,000 cars a day, and production for the year ending July 31, 1919, will be over 525,000 cars. The production of 3.000 Ford cars a day hat necessitated the develop- ment of departments at branch as sembly plants and the Ford dealers organization to a point where many of these plants are assembling for the demands of the particular terri tories they serve an output of cars greater than the production of the average automobile factory. Prohibition Prevents Carrying Out of Will Portland, Ore., Aug. 9. Now that July has come and gone, one pro vision of the will of the late Gus tave Glaser cannot be complied with. He willed: "I do give and bequeath unto the German veter ens (Verband Deutscher Veteran der Nord Pazifik Staaten) the sum n( $5fl in nahle them to narticinate at my funeral with their flags and to have after the funeral a, solemn draught in the true German fash-ion. New National Models Are Selling Strong Here Among the cars which have been selling "strong" this season are the new National models, two of which are shown in the above picture. Al though the National has been a fa vorite in this locality for a number of years, no concentrated effort has beeu made in selling these cars re tail. The new National Car Sales corporation has turned a number of these cars in Omaha. The Excellent mechanical construction and the beautiful interior finish of both the open and closed models have made an instant appeal to fastidious mo torists. The indications are that many of . the closed 'models will be operating on the streets of Omaha during the coming, fall and winter season. Suggest Society Against. Cruelty to Motor Trucks Yc have societies fo"r the preven tion of cruelty to Old Dobbin and the Old Gray Mare; but who ever thought of a society for the pre vention of cruelty to motor trucks! Well, that is hist what is suggest ed by R. S. O'dell of the O'Dell Hamilton company, distributors of Mack trucks. "Just because a truck can't feel is no reason why it should not be handled with care, argued V IJeJl with sympathetic fervor for the much abused, misused motor truck. "The economy and efficiency of machinery lies in the way it is handled and treated. We need a society for thejprevention of cruelty to our modern iron horses which feed on, galoline, just as we did for the old consumers of hay and grain. "Trucks need one kind of care in hot weather and another kind in cold weather. "Straw hats are put on horses to protect them from the excessive heat of summer; but very often 'drivers will forget to see that there is sufficient water in the radiator and enough oil in the oiling system to lubricate the various bearing sur faces. "In winter horses are sheltered from the cold in stables and given an extra amount of bedding; but very often a truck will be allowed to stand over night without the wa ter being fully drained from the radiator. "If the horse is neglected, the animal suffers pain, and our humane societies see to it that it is stopped. But, 'if the truck is mistreated, it feels no pain and no one gives it any sympathy. The owner gets a severe pinch in his purse, and may hold up his right hand and swear, 'Never again.' But that is about as far as it goes. Users in general go on year after year, paying out large bills incurred through ignorance,. carelessness and indifference. "We need a society to educate users of motor trucks to their proper care, winter and summer, and in all kind's of weather. It will mean longer life for all trucks, 'greater ef ficiency and economy, better service and greater satisfaction in' every way," said O'Dell as he hit his fist on the table to clinch the argument. Manager of Fisk Co. To Go Into Business For Hiself In Omaha The tire buying public of Omaha and vicinity will be interested to learn of the change in the selling policy of the Fisk Rubber Co. In thfc past the i-isk Rubber Co. has maintained tire service stations at the yearly output will be 18,000 com- i-11 their branches and sold direct to the consumer as well as to the deal er. Under the new policy they will be wholesale only and will discon tinue their service station and all road service. John H. Lionbcrgcr. who has been manager of the Omaha branch for nine years and Ao is undoubtedly FRANK1IN CAR MADE EACH SEVEN TES OF DAY MINI) Night Shifof "500 Men Put to Work to Try to Keep Up With . Demand. Syracuse, N. Y., Aug. 9. Con struction of a new $500,000 addition to its present works, opening of an other large building as a body fac tory, leasing of many thousand square feet of sadditional storage space, and the immediate employ ment of one night shift of 500 men with the possible addition of an other, are changes set in motion to day by the Franklin Automobile company. , This tremendous expansion policy is the result of a determined effort to lift the production of Franklin cars to keep pace with the increas ing demand and to a point where America Has One Auto Each 18 Persons; Much Less In Europe To "To obtain an inkling of the im portant part the automobile plays in both the social and business life of the United States it is only neces sary to compare the number of cars with the total population of the four principal countries of the world," Lsays W. R. Nichols -of the W. R. Nichols Motor Co. "In the United States there is one automobile to every 18 persons; in Great Britain ohe car to every 2'li, perspns; ii France, one carrto every 400 people, and Itajy and Belgium, one to every 840 peoole, or, taking all the cars in the Four European countries named above, there was at the beginning .of the war a total of 350,000 motor vehicles, or one to every 353 persons. This is all the more remarkable when you consider that the population of the United States at that time was 110,000,000 as compared to a total foreign popu lation of 127,000,000 people." pleted cars, or one car about every seven minutes of eacli working day. Ground was broken today for the I new 7-story, reinforced concrete manufacturing building, an addition i to the present works, as the first steo in the expansion program. The actual building operations will cost $400,000, exclusive of any equipment one of the best known and most e-"j and the contractors have tackled a Owner Must Watch Danger Point of Auto Battery One thing that a good rhany automobile owners can't understand about batteries is the way they hang on and keep giving service right up to the minute when they refuse to work at all. "These folks reason," says Elmer Rosengren, local Willard service station dealer, "that the -light ought to get a little weaker and start a little slower unit the battery grad ually wears out. "Sometimes a battery acts that way, but another one may keep right on working until it Is actually ready to fall to pieces. When the cells are opened uff for inspection, the active material is in some cases so broken up that it will not hold together. This may be due either to old age or abuse. Of course, we never open up a battery without the owner's consent, but a battery in this condition could not last a great while and might go out of service at any time on the road. "Most car owners are anxious to know the truth about their batteries and prefer to have a brand new bat tery when they know their old one is approaching the deadline." il 1 When Cadillac D O Meets Cadillac penencea tire men m tnc west, is severing his connection with the company and will engage in the re tail and wholesale business of tires on his own account. 1 lis many friends and customers will be pleas ed to learn that he has leased a fine new building at 2220 Harney street, where he will be have one of the finest and largest tire service sta tions in the world. Fisk and all standard tires wili be sold. Road service wilt.be contin ued and improved. Harvey 'Jones, formerly manager of the Lincoln branch of the Fisk Rubber Co., and J. W. Goehring, former manager of the Atlantic branch of the same' company, will be associated with Mr. Lionberger in the new firm, which will be known as th John Lionberger Tire Co. The Fisk serv ice station will not be closed to the public until the John Lionberger tremendous construction problem in agreeing to have the building ready for occupancy before January 1. Leaking Tube. Sometimes an inner tube receive a puncture big enough to allow the' tire to" become reflexed after a brief interval but nt visible to the naked eye. When this happens in the garage the bucket of water tells the tale at once, but on the road about the only way of locating the leak is to inflate the tube and hold succes sive portions of it close down to the dust along the surface of the toad. When the puncture is brought into this position the out puff of air will ruffle the dust and indicate the position of the leak. Speckled Varnish. tu. ., :u .... t. r Tire Co. s place is ready, which will j nJient,y bec0mes speckied after its n o 0 9 9 3 0 o D o a o a Have you ever noticed the pleasant look, the interested wave of the hand when one Cadillac owner meets another on the road? There is a look in the, eye of each as though he thoroughly understands and appreciates how pleased the other owner is with his car. There is a reason for this understanding be tween Cadillac owners when they meet, because v every Cadillac owner knows the complete satis faction that he and his family are enjoying from the use of their Cadillac. He knows that the other owner had good judgment when he de cided on a Cadillac. He knows what everybody says about Cadillac, particularly now the boys who return from "over there," and stability, per manence of satisfactory performance, is but one of the reasons for that keen look of interest ber tween the owners of Cadillac cars. Conditions at the factory are slowly becoming bet ter, and deliveries of Cadillac cars may very soon increase. The type of car you desire may become available, so why not order now? We have lled orders in the same rotation as they were received, and we thank our customers for their patience and assure them that they will not regret having waited for their Cadillacs. Those who ordered first, naturally receive delivery first. j ' Order your Cadillac now for Fall delivery. Or, better still, see us and find out what tfpa and size of Cadillac will be available first. n o o D o Q a D o 0 o D o 0 o J. H. Hansen Cadillac Co. Omaha J. H. HAASO, President. Lincoln D e I0B9J I0E301 I0B91 be between August 15 and Septeni ber 1. f No Need of Long Wheel Base if Springs , Are Set on Auto Right "How long should a car's wheel base be" This question is a good deal like the famous old Lincoln question: "How long should a man's legs be?" to which the father of the Union replied: "Long enough to reach the ground." Engineers pretty generally agree now that there is nothing gained by extravagant wheel base; that wheel base is merely a device which an engineer falls back on when the purchasing department refuses to buy him the right grade of springs ? and that the real way to get easy riding is to engineer your chassis correctly. "A notable case of easy riding without restoring to extravagant wheel base is found in the new Al len five-passenger car. This car seats five passengers with absolute comfort, and takes rough going as smoothly as the largest car built. Its secret lies partially in the way, its weight is carried, but the largest percentage of its smoothness comes from the long, free, lazy 56-inch springs. Peterson-Hayward Motor Co. Takes Over Jordan Auto Agency The Peterson-Hayward Motor Co. has recently concluded arrangements with the Jordan Motor Car Co. for the distribution of Jordan cars in Nebraska and western Iowa. Sev eral of these cars are now on dis play at the sales room of the Peterson-Hayward. Motor ' Co. Both. R..VV. Peterson and J. A. Kavanaugh, are especially pleased with the new models and already several sales have been made since the arrival of these cars. 1The Jordan, although a compara tively new car, has won its laurels purely on the merit of its construc tion. Ned Jordan, who is at the head of the Jordan factory, is one of the best known men in the auto mobile'" business. His enthusiasm regarding the industry has enabled him to turn out a car which is said to be far superior to many autos selling at higher prices. Out-State Weddings Are Illegal in Wisconsin Chicago, 111., Aug. 9V-Young couples from within the boundaries of the Badger state can come to Waukfgan or other Illinois points and get married, if they wish, but they are liable to get into a peck of trouble when they return to Wiscon sin and start keeping house The eugenic law of Wisconsin has been held legal, and the judge ruled that marriage of Wisconsin couples per formed outside the state to ecape complying with the law are illegal in Wisconsin. , Clothes Better Than Checks. Pottsville. Pa., Aug. 9. Whether styles change by the hour, day or year was of no" consequence to Miss Frances Foulk, a pretty 19-year-old girl of Frackville, who stocked up a five years supply of clothing, shoes and other feminine accessories in her home. Neither did she have any compunction it is alleged, about sending worthless checks to the Philadelphia business houses for goods. However the recipients of the checks did offer strenous dis approval and as a result Frances is being held under $300 bail for trial at the October session of the I'nited State district court at first encounter with a rainstorm. These spots are hard to get off, but a treatment of raw linseed ail and salt and malt vinegar applied with plenty of elbow grCase will come as near turning the trick as anything. Hubby Slept in Clothes. Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 9. Letitia Henson could stand for a lot of things from her husband, Henry, but when Henry insisted on going to bed with his clothes on and spitting on the floor, Letitia saysln1er di vorce petition that it was more than she could bear. For Cleaning Contact Points. It is sometimes difficult to find a really satisfactory agent for cleaning the contact points of igni tion apparatus or the surface of a commutatoron a starting motor or a lighting dynamo. There is some thing known as "cuttlefish paper," which is finer than the finest qual ity of sandpaper and which is very well adapted to this operation. Cuttlefish paper is not regularly carried by hardware stores, but it may be obtained from dental supply houses. Truck Tires Keeping Pace -With Development of Gar One of the first rubber companies to apply itself to the problem of producing tires fNc the modem motor truck the most efficient car rier since the locomotive, was The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Ak ron, O. . In the evolution of the pneumatic truck tire, this company with its extensive research facilities, has played a most prominent part. In many respects the introduction of the motor truck has not been unlike that of the locomotive some 90 years ago. When the locomotive was ushered in to a wondering and incredulous world, its sponsors en tertained fanciful visions of its future importance as a carrier, but their "iron horse" was still little more than a giant toy. Road condi tions absolutely prohibited its use. Then followed a period during which the steel track was perfected. First the rails were of hardwood strips, then ribbons of iron were placed on these wooden, rails, .next all-iron rails, a little later a light "T" rail and now the heavy rail of today. The adaptation of the motor truck to present day traffic uses has been accomplished by conquering just as . : Y -i : . : .... . i ing the locomotive of nearly a cen tury ago. Gas makes the giant go, but without a suitable track of fires of rubber, the sap of a tree its commercial advantages would : be limited. ' The first trucks were fitted with solid tires, for at that time no other tires were available. But the Good viai rnmranv hecan immediately to develop a tire that would permit the motor truck to orancn out into a broader field of service. The ad vantages of pneumatic equipment were 'apparent and now thousands of truck owners, are adopting them for use in every conceivable kind of service. Home Made Cement. Four parts of iron filings, two of lime and a fifth part of common salt mixed to a paste with vinegar make an excellent cement for spark plugs, for connecting pipes, etc. When carefully mixed this cement will stand compression and heat and can be air-dried. Bluing Metal. The car owner who does his own repair work sometimes finds it neces sary to "blue" small bright objects, such as screws. This-may be done by placing them on a piece of alieet iron and holding them over a fire until they assume the desired color. To Clean Spark Plugs. An excellent method of cleaning spark plugs, or in fact any mica sur face, is to wash them" first in a 10 per cent solution of acetic acid. which is an infallible solvent of grease and carbon deposits. - The plug? should tnen be wasneo on with gasoline and finally dried by. rubbing them with a cloth. them win i's Abi Sam's AJibi Was Good. Aurora, 111.. Aug. 9. "Judge, you should tell me why I should do my father-in-law the tavor ot Durmng his store when he has good insur ance and I don't like him." Samuel Minnus of Chicago asked Justice Uutton when he was arraigned charged with arson. Minnus was charged with firing his father-in-inw'e ttnrp lierausr he advised his daughter against withdrawing a di vorce suSt. The judge freed Minnus. DIS1 riLE ATE We are now ready to accept orders for Furnace Distillate, to be de livered over the Winter months. A pljone call will bring our salesman. . ' OMAHA OILS "Best in the Long Run Omaha Refining Company City Sales Department 5th St. and Avenue H (East Omaha). Phone Webster 900 America's FIRST Farm Truck Built for Country Roads :-: Built for Farm Loads Patriot Trucks are built in one of Ihe largest factories in thevUnited States devote'd v exclusively to the production of Mqtof Trucks, and are sold on the basis of actual per formance. e The attitude of the Hebb Motors Com pany and of every one of its distributors is identical "Our interest only begins when we deliver the truck." - j Another reason why the Patriot is the logical truck for the western buyer is the fact that the Patriot factory is located within easy reach, outside of the freight-congested manufacturing centers where quick action can be secured, if service or repairs ' should ever be required. - ' - Write for Circulars and Full Information Hebb Motors Company Manufacturers Lincoln Nebraska