The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, June 26, 1910, SECTION FOUR, Page 4, Image 48

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    THE SUNDAY OREGONIAN'. POItTliAND, JUNE 26, 1910.
SEASON OF AUTO
PHOTOGRAPHS OF CAES ENTERED IN GLI DDEN TOUR, AND CONTEST COMMITTEE.
GABS MAKING TIME
You will never tire of
"FISK TIRES"
Glilden Racers Now Out
Days From Start.
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Archer, Combs Co.
Many People From Portland
and Other Cities Start on
Long Pleasure Trips.
306 OAK STREET
BAD ROADS ENCOUNTERED
AUTO SUPPLIES
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TOURING
NOW ON
LOMBARD TO GO SOUTH
With Dr. Marshall, Councilman W1H
Travel to Big Fight and Then
Run Across Border and Visit
Cities of Old Mexico.
During the present season, Portland
and the entire state have become a
Mecca for automobile tourists from all
parts of tie country. On the other
hand, perhaps never before have so
many Portland people planned exten
sive tours.
The opening' up of Central Oregon
by the advent of the railroads has
brought to attention a new' and in
teresting Held where the automobile
tourists can travel for hundreds of
miles over a beautiful country. Busi
ness men and pleasure tourists are
exploring the state in such large num
bers that the roads of Eastern Oregon
In particular, have become a veritable
highway for automobiles.
Councilman and Mrs. Lombard, ac
companied by Dr.- and Mrs. Oeorge A.
Marshall, left on the train Wednesday
night for The Dalles, from which they
will make an extended tour through
Oregon, Nevada and California, in ad
dition to visiting a number of places
in Mexico. The 1910 60-horse power
Peerless touring car owner by Mr.
Lombard was shipped to The Dalles
by boat Wednesday and will be used
on the trip.
All of the principal business centers
in Eastern Oregon between The Dalles
and Klamath Falls will be visited, af
ter which the party will go to Reno In
time for Mr. Lombard and Dr. Marshall
to attend the big light.
From Reno they will go to San Fran
cisco for a few days and will then
motor down the coast route to Los
Angeles. Several weeks will be spent
In the Southern city and all the sur
rounding places of Interest will be
visited. From Los Angeles a run will
be made Into Mexico and several fa
mous tourist resorts visited.
.
With an Oldsmoblle that gave every
evidence of having been on a rough
trip, J. G. Gauld, of Stockton, Cal., ac
companied by his wife and his son,
J. G. Gauld, Jr., arrived in Portland
Thursday. Mr. Gauld reports the roads
to be in the worst possible condition
end says that time after time he was
compelled to pry his machine out of
the mud while the rain and snow
storms, in the mountains made it ex
tremely uncomfortable. The trip to
Portland was made over the route that
leads over the Siskiyou mountains and
thence through the Rogue River Val
ley country and dgwn the Willamette
River to Portland.
The car will be shipped to The Dalles
next week and the return trip will be
made through Eastern and Central
Oregon to Klamath Falls and from that
point over the mountains to the Sac
ramento River and thence down the
valley. This route Is said to be much
better than the one over the Siskiyou
mountains and through Western Ore
gon. Three 1911 model Speedwell touring
cars were received last week by the
local Speedwell Company. The 1911 mod
els do not differ greatly from last year's
models, as the Speedwell has standard
ized Its output. The new car is power
fully built, being constructed for endur
ance as well as speed, while the new
model is very artistic in design.
A. C. Plke of the A. C. Pike Tent &
Awning Company, last week purchased
a 1911 model Speedwell "Fifty" . roadster,
which is one of the speediest and strong
est cars among the 1911 models. The ma-1
chine Is geared for a speed of 75 miles
n hour, and is especially adapted to long
rune over rough roads.
C. M. Menzles, of the Franklin Motor
Car Company, returned the latter part of
the week from a business trip to The
Dalles. He reports the automobile In
dustry in that place to be in a flourish
ing condition, and says that dozens of
new machines will be placed there dur
ing the present season.
"
A. S. Kerry, of Seattle, drove to Port
land last week and shipped his car to
The Dalles for an extended trip through
Eastern Oregon. After visiting Burns;
Prineville, Bend, Silver Lake and Lake
view he will go to Klamath Falls for a
few days' rest. From this point he will
drive , to California, and after touring
that state will go Into Mexico for several
months' tour. He will visit the City of
Mexico.
W. M. Phelps, of Boston. Coast repre
sentative of the Pope Manufacturing
Company, spent ssveral days here last
week looking after the interests of his
firm. He was entertained by the Keats
Auto Company while in Portland.
L. F. Weaver, manager, of the North
west Studebaker Company, left Friday
last for .the annual meeting of branch
managers of the Studebaker Brothers
Company, to be held at Detroit and New
Tork. At the meeting in Detroit plans
will be formulated for taking care of the
Western automobile business for 1911.
The automobile business of the Stude
baker Company on the Coast has as
sumed phenomenal proportions during the
past year, and Mr.- Weaver said before
leaving for the East that he expected it
to double during the coming season.
.
Dr. Lloyd Irvine, a Portland physician,
la a recent purchaser of an automobile.
no cnose a iour-paseenger Mollne, one
or tne neatest cars seen in Portland this
season.
. J, V, Wilson, who recently purchased
a Maxwell 22-horsepower car, will leave
today for a trip to Seattle, from which
llA Will nrfthnMv trr tn Tlalllnvh.m
two friends of Mr. Wilson will accom
pany him on the automobile junket.
Leaving Bull Run last Saturday after
noon In a Maxwell touring car, G. L.
Krlbs, with three passengers in the ma
chine, arrived in Portland In the quick
time of one hour and 25 minutes. He
reported the roads in very good condi
tion. Dr. H. A. Huffman and family left
Portland last Wednesday morning In a
Maxwell touring car, in which they will
make an extended trip. They 'will drive
to Tillamook, spending a good deal of
time along the way whipping the streams
or trout. Dr. Huffman Is an enthusl-
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C. H. Ball, of Ball 4b Brooks, Sheri
dan, was In Portland during the past
week In his Maxwell car.
"We have two Maxwells down there,"
said Mr. Ball, "and we make the round
trip between Sheridan and Tillamook
every day. From Dolph to Hebo, dur
ing the rainy weather, the mud Is hub
deep and the machines fairly have to
swim or flounder to get through it.
There is one stretch of 11 miles on
which we were sometimes foroed to use
up fully two hours - of valuable time.
Some of the hills have a grade of close
to 50 per cent, and certainly are terrors
to- automobillsts.
"The roads are getting In - better
shape now, however, and Summer tour
ists will have no trouble in covering
them."
Robert Brooke left for California In
his model G Franklin car last Wednes
day. He was accompanied by a party
of friends. Mr. Brooke plans to tour
California In his machine this Sum
mer, then driving back here In the
Fall.
C. E. Haak and Harry Haak, each In I
& rranKUD car, win leave tnis week on
the same road, and will meet Mr.
Brooke In Southern Oregon.
J. W. Embody, a well-known mlllman
of Eastern Oregon, has been In Port
land for the past week or so, and while j
"tic iiaa iiurvuageu n. Dig xljiox lour
ing car. Mr. Embody plans to break
some speed and endurance records in
his section of the state this Summer,
and will start things going by travel
ing over some roads which have never
felt the weight of an automobile tire.
His first trip in the new Knox will be
to Silver Lake.
H. A. Burgess, of the Crowe Automo
bile Company, has been in Medford the
last week in the Interest of the Over
land cars.
AMATEUR CHAUFFEUR DEFINED
Proposed Auto Races at Gearhart j
Park Brings Up Question.
In view of the fact that an amateur
race meet will probably be held at
Gearhart Beach on July 4, by members
of the Portland Automobile - Club, It
has been asked a number of times just
what constitutes an amateur driver.
The desired information is contained
in the following:
At the June meeting of the contest
board of the American Automobile
Association, held at the National head
quarters. No. 437 Fifth avenue. New
York City, at which were present
Messrs. Reeves, Hollander, Stevens,
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the board was the settlement of a dis
pute which had arisen under the defini
tion of, an "amateur" driver (page 3, t
1910 contest rules
The definition reads: Amateur A
man who has never driven or raced
Zl""LT'th" ca"h ori
peted for a cash prise; who does not
make his livelihood, or any part of It.
as a result of racing or .driving, either
as a demonstrator, tester or chauffeur;
who has not otherwise received finan
cial reward for engaging in competi
tion; who is not actively engaged in
the automobile or accessory Industries;
who has never been declared a profes
sional by any sport-governing body, in
connection with that sport over which
it has Jurisdiction, or who having been
fco declared has been reinstated, either
by such body or 'In connection with
automobile contests by the contest
board of the A. A. A.
NATURAL GAS DISCOVERED
Development Company Strikes Flow
tn'Veln of Coal.
ROSEBURG,- Or.. June 25. (Special.)
While drilling for coal In Flournoy Val
ley, about 12 miles from this city, the
Douglas Development Company lately
discovered what Is supposed to be an
unlimited supply of gas. A four-foot
vein of coal wa also found during the
course of the drilling, which ha been
going on for more than two months.
The company is quietly buying up all
the land it can get in that locality. The
Flournoy Valley Is said to contain about
18 square miles of gas and coal lands. It
has been known for some time that coal
existed In this locality, but the striking
of the gas came as a complete surprise
to the operators.
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PORTLAMD -SALES EXGEL
OXLY OXE COAST TOWN HAS
MORE AUTO ACTIVITY.
This City Has Long Had Over Seat
tle In Number of High-Class
Cars Sold This. Spring.
That Portland is leading other
Northwest cities In the sale of auto
mobiles is the opinion of a number
of men prominently connected with this
AUUL
industry. Eastern agents who have vis-
lted the Coast this year say that, with
the exception of Los Angeles, Portland
Is doing a larger automobile business
In comparison to its population than
any other .city on the Pacific Coast.
Los Angeles, owing to climatic advan
tages, operates automobiles the entire
year, and Is one of the greatest auto-
mobile centers In the world
The following is taken from the San
Francisco Call:
"J. G. Hatch, the widely-known rep
resentative of Monogram oil. who has
been located at Seattle for the last
year, has Just returned to San Fran
cisco for a brief visit. Referring to
automobile conditions In the North
west at the present time. Hatch said
that Portland seems to be leading Seat
tle by a wide margin in sales of the
popular cars, due more or less to the
fact that the fair at Seattle last year
aided the automobile dealers, In so far
as many bought machines sooner than
they would have done, had it not been
that they were anxious to get the cars
to entertain friends or to use for visit
ing the fair. Generally speaking, this
year there is not the usual average of
prospects.
" "Portland, on the other hand, seems
to be wide awake," said Hatch, 'on the
automobile question, and . therefore the
rapid sale of the well-known cars.
Spokane dealers also seem to be selling
all the ears they can get, while East
ern Washington in general is following
closely In the wake of the larger cities.
North Yakima and Walla Walla par
ticularly buying all the cars their deal
ers can obtain. On the whole I believe
the country Is showing a good healthy
demand for motor cars and also believe
that in the next year or two there
will be twice as many cars In Washing
ton and Oregon as there are now.' "
Elma Plans Stock Show.
ELMA. Wash., June 26. (Special.)
The first annual stock show of Che
halls County will be held at Elma on
the Fourth of July. Entries of . the
best blooded stock in the . county have
been made and cash prizes are. of
fered. This county ranks well as a
dairy section ' and many improvements
are being made In the stock on the
dairy farms. The show will attract
the dairymen of Southwest Washing
ton to Elma, and It is intended to
make this an annual event hereafter.
Noted 3Ien Leave Newport.
NEWPORT, Or., June 25. (Special.)
Newport's three most famous characters
have deserted at least temporarily. They
are "Deep Sea Bob;" "Sea Lion Charlie,"
and "Wild Bill." "Deep Sea Bob" now
has a boat on Puget Sound; "Sea Lion
Charlie" is shipped as a sailor on the
schooner Wilhelmlna, and "Wild Bill"
Is mate on the schooner Condor.
Tht Moat Magnificent House of
Appointed Private
WALTER H. M'CREDIE,
Proprietor.
M'CREDIE'S BILLIARD PARLORS
SIXTH STREET, OPPOSITE OREGOMAN BUILDING.
Phones Main 772S, A 4437.
Thirty-two Brunswick -Balke-Collender Pfister Tables. Ten Thousand
Feet of Floor Space Covered With Wilton Velvet Carpet.
HEADQUARTERS PORTLAND AND VISITING BASEBALL CLUBS.
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the other wheel. Keep
In time both your rear wheels and front
one, too will be" equipped with
GOODRICH
PORTLAND MOTOR CAR CO.
Distributor for Oregon.
Thirteen States Will Have Been
Traversed When Tour Is Oomplet- -eSr
Similar Event on Pacific
Coast Would Be Feasible.
BI CHARLES G. ALBRIGHT.
Yesterday was finished the 12th day
of the famous Glldden tour. The route
is from Cincinnati to Chicago, and the
cars which are entered will have passed
through 13 states when the run is com
pleted. That Dal Lewis, official pathfinder,
made no rash statements when he sent
out reports of the terrible condition of
the roads through which the contest
ants must pass has been evidenced by
the large number of penalties imposed
upon several of the cars.
Roads In Bad Shape.
Lewis made the run when the roads
were In the worst possible shape. Since
that time they have been bettered to
a considerable extent, but are still suf
ficiently bad to cause trouble to the
excellent cars entered.
The machines are due to go from
Wichita, Kan, .to Kansas City today.
from which place the run to Omaha
will be begun. From Omaha to Des
Moines, thence to Davenport, and fi
nally to Chicago, is the route which
will be followed for the rest of the
tour. Press reports which have been
received say that the cars are "limp
lng" into each control after every day's
run.
Notwithstanding this fact, the Glld
den tour this year promises to be as
much of a success a It has been in
the past. It was surprising. In some
respects, that there were so few cars
entered, but It has come to be gen
erally admitted that the Glldden tour is
a business venture, pure and simple.
This being so, according to many of
the leading automobile writers, it is
natural that many automobile owners
decided to stay out of the competition,
Business Reasons Govern.
Being a business run. undertaken en
tirely for business, each concern was
obliged to reach a decision whether
business was to be obtained by parti
cipation In the run commensurate with
the required expenditure of money. As
the reply was largely a matter of con
Jecture It Is hardly surprising that it
was passed up by many concerns.
However, even If long distance races
in the East are In their decadent period,
there Is no reason why the Pacific
Coast should not have some particular
event which should be a distinguishing
feature of each year in automobiledom
The race for the Gay Lombard cup 1
not nearly so great an undertaking as
Is generally believed, and. If the local
people would get together on the prop
osition, there is little doubt that It
could be pulled off successfully.
From California to Portland, and
vice versa. Is a run which is made
every week during these beautiful
Summer months, by amateur autoists.
Why, then, should there be any hesi
tation over an endurance test when
three-fourths of the drivers would be
experienced automobile men? It would
be a great advertising proposition for
the West, and especially Oregon. Let
the local enthusiasts get together and
make the arrangements for the run
now. VICTORIA
Baker
tecteics
AIjSO other models
J. W. Van Metre
Fifteenth and Alder.
After About July 15th, With.
FRANK 0. RIGGS,
Packard-Service Building, Cornell
, Road, Twenty-third and
Washington Sts.
Its Class In America.
Parlor for Ladles.
Elegantly
HUGH Ii M'CREDIE,
Manager.
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rut a
vsooancn lire on one
wu aiiy uuier maKe on
track of your mileage.
TIRES
B23-628 Alder Street.
Phones Main 2583, A 4944.
Bailout Wright
WHOLESALE AUTOMOBILE, BICYCLE
-UFFILIE
Distributors for Indian Motorcycles, Goodrich -nd M. & W.
Tires, Monogram OiL
86 SIXTH. STREET PORTLAND, OR.
Belmore, MacDougall, Moores Co.
Automobile Bodies and General Repairing
SEVENTEENTH AND ALOER
DICK-
Crowe Auto Co.
16th and Alder
CROXTON-KEETON CAR
HOLLENBECK MOTOR. CAR CO.. Distributers
First-Class Repair Shop in Connection
86-Tenth St
ValcanlxlBa' 4fc Retreading. R. B.
F. P. KEENAN CO.
ROYAL PIONEER MOTORCYCLES.
POPE BICYCLES.
Even-lUns for Auto, Motorryele or Bicycle.
190 Fourth Street.
A T1T1
SEVENTEENTH AND ALDER STREETS
MOTOR CARS
NEATE & MCCARTHY, Inc.
Xocomobik
O'GORMAN-YOUNIE CO.
REPUBLIC TIRES DEMOUNTABLE RIMS
AUTOMOBILE SUPPLIES
71 SEVENTH STREET PORTLAND, OREGON
Phones Main 350, A 3520.
P A I fdf CD mNHFR Th", nm of Palmer Sing-er on
X Is 1TA 1-4 IV tJlllULil anything- is a sufficient guarao
T1XDDV PAD tea of Its worth.
CLEMENT BAYARD
AEROPLANES
INTER-STATE AUTOMOBILES
The Car of Genuine Merit.
WATSON AUTOMOBILE CO.
503 Alder Street. Agents. Phone A 7612.
MENZIES-DUBOIS AUTO CO.
Immediate
Phones A 3S81, Main 4880.
Metkopoutan Motor CAfCo.,IB3-i30 Chap?4an St.
AUBURN
S
Northwest Buick Company
F. W. VOGLER. Gen. Mgr.
Tth and Couoh A2520. 'Mala
Thomas
Tvlarmon
Oldsmobile
Overland
MARSHALL 1918
A-1915
TIRES
2LODGETT, Bio Alder t. Mala 7O05.
HARTFORD
TIRES
AND
VEHICLE RUBBER.
AGENCY
E. E. COHEN
Manager
Main 43S1 '
BARNES
AUTOMOBILE CO.
88 North Sixth St.
Phona Main 7022
iKLAND, AND
16th and Alder
Main 6374
HENRY WTTK. AUTO CO.
Distributor. ,
Sale room S.W Ankeny, cor. Sev
enth St. Phone Marshall 832.
1910 cars now here for Inspection,
Gasoline P AT)Q
Electric LiilliJ
Phone 1853 Chapman and Alder Sts.
Delivery.
330-332 Davfs Street.
Acburn Motor Car Co.
505 BURNS IDE ST.
Phones: A 7339, Main 2674