The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, June 26, 1910, SECTION FOUR, Page 5, Image 49

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Miss Gladys Metcalf Flans to Devote Much of Her Time to Driving Fine
. Car Just Purchased
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Hundred Enthusiasts to Make
Run From Portland to Bay
ocean on July 2.
Banquet at Tillamook City to Bo Fol
lowed by Launch Ride Down Bay
and "Water Carnival at .Bay
ocean on Monday.
"On to Tillamook- will be the slogan
' of 100 Portland business men, members
of the Portland Automobile Club, who
will leave Portland for Bayocean by
way of Tlllamoook In 25 machines July
2. for a four days' outing:.
The machines belonging to the Auto
, mobile Club will be assembled in front
, of the Corbett building; early Saturday
'. morning; and the start will be made at
precisely 7 o'clock.
The procession will form with Vice
President W. J. Clemens, of tha Port
land Automobile Club, - leading:, and a
distance of a quarter of a mile will
divide the cars. This will do away
with any possibility of a collision and
will avoid annoyance from dust. All
of the cars will be gaily decorated in
holiday attire and the procession will
be a waving mass of red white and
blue, giving It a gala-day appearance.
Families to Go Along.
Many of the members of tha club
Will be accompanied by their families,
while others will invite friends to make
the trip, a number of out-of-town peo
ple will also accompany the excursion.
The following will make the run: Frank
C. Riggs, H. Gk Piatt, T. B, Potter, T. L
Potter, E. J. Jaeger, J. P. Jaeger, Morris
Dooley, Elwood Wiles, H. J. Hoyt, Mr.
Foster, rr. .Whiting, John Yeon, W. J.
Clemens. Dave Honeyman, Walter Cook.
Oliver Jeffery, S. Benson and brother. Dr.
J. R. Wetherbee, Lloyd Wentworth, I. N.
Llpman. G. C. Moser. Tom West, Mor
timer Pouch, E. H. Wemme.
The regular procession will be com
posed of members of the Portland
Automobile Club and all of the peo
ple in this party will be guests of the
T. B. Potter Realty Company at Bay
ocean. -
It is said the club procession will
be joined by other autoists, who will
make the run to Tillamook merely for
the pleasure of the run, and If all those
who have announced their Intention of
doing so make the trip the procession
will be ten miles in length.
The route taken will be as published
in The Oregonian some time ago. which
was laid out by the "Pathfinder."
Supplies to Be Carried.
Prank C Riggs, of the Packard
Automobile Company, will bring up
the rear with a mechanic and supplies
to repair any of the machines which
may be damaged on the run. Dr. J.
R. Wetherbee will also accompany tha
expedition and will be on hand in case
of accident.
At McMinnville the cars will assemble
and noses will be counted to see that
none are missing. Gasoline will also
be taken on here and the procession
will form in the original order and
continue the journey.
After leaving McMinnville a . sack
of confetti will be carried, and at
each point where the road forks this
will be strewn on the ground, Indicat
ing the road the leading car has taken.
Tha Tillamook County officials have
had a large force of men ay work on
the road during the past month and if
the weather remains dry the roads
should be in the best possible condi
tion. A telephone system has been In
stalled at points along the route, and
the road will be kept as clear as pos
sible, and the danger from meeting
teams on the steep mountainous passes
will be largely eliminated.
Luncheon at Dolph.
The stop for lunch will be made at
Dolph, on the summit of . the moun
tains, where the tollgate is located.
This point is also the dividing line be
tween Yamhill and Tillamook Counties.
The lunch at this place will be a sump
tuous affair provided by the T. B. Pot
ter Realty Company. During the stop
for lunch all of the machines will be
examined by a mechanic before start
ing down the steep mountain grade to
Hebo, the next station on the route.
From Dolph the road winds down
a steep mountain to Hebo and from
this on the route lies along a country
composed of heavily timbered rolling
hills where the road is said to be one
of the finest in the country.
The party will reach Tillamook Sat
urday evening, and after the machines
are stored in a warehouse which has
been especially provided, the invited
guests of the Potter Company will be
' served an elaborate banquet.
After the banquet a fleet of launches
decorated in the National colors and
illuminated by Japanese lanterns will
convey the party to Bayocean. Several
brass bands have been engaged for the
occasion and will accompany the ex
cursion across the bay to Bayocean,
where a grand ball has been arranged.
Sunday Pleasures Many.
Sunday will be a day of rest and
no functions will be held. Many, how
ever, will spend the day bathing, while
others will go fishing or explore the nu
merous caves that exist about Bay
ocean. During the entire stay at the
resort the members of the party will be
the guests of the new hotel which is be
ing constructed by the Potter Company.
Monday, will be one continuous round
of entertainment, consisting of band
concerts, boat excursions on the bay and
river, dancing and various other forms
of amusement.
Water Carnival Monday.
A water carnival has been arranged for
Monday and a regatta In which nearly
all the boats along the coast for many
miles will participate in. Monday even
ing another grand ball is to be given and
hundreds' of dollars' worth of fireworks
will be dismayed from a barge on the
Reports from Tillamook and Bayocean
are to the effect that the people for 'miles
around will be present at the celebra
tion and preparations are being made to
accommodate thousands of people.
The return will be made to Portland
Tuesday. July 5, the party., arriving here
in the evening. ,
Trial Run Made Quickly.
The run ' from Portland to Tillamook
was made Monday by Blaine R. Smith
and Frank C. Riggs in the actual run
ning time of five hours and 30 minutes.
They left Portland at 1 o'clock In the
afternoon and arrived at Tillamook at
8:45 in the evening. Two hours was losrt
by the machine becoming stuck in a
tnudhole. The men were compelled to
cut down trees and use them as prys
to lift the automobile out of the mud.
end before they could get the machine on
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ONE of the happiest girls in Port
land, just now, is Miss Gladys
Metcalf, of Rose City Park, who is
experiencing the keen delight of learn
ing to drive the brand new automobile
purchased for her by her father, A. H.
Metcalf, residing at East Fifty-seventh
and Brazee streets.
The new car is a beautiful, black,
smooth-running Mitchell, 1910 Kjodel,
and Miss Metcalf is rapidly learning to
operate it in an expert manner. Just re
leased from High school and a tedious
term of hard study, the new recruit to
Portland's list of feminine motorists has
land's list of feminine motorists has
taken up the popular sport with much
enthusiasm, and is up early and far
out on the country roads in her ma
chine every morning. All her Sum
mer vacation plans have to do with
motoring trips and picnics, and the
beach and all Its Summer gaieties will
have no appeal for her.
"I shall have plenty of fun at home,"
firm ground two hours had been con
sumed. Fifteen minutes were lost at
Wlllamina while they were taking on gas
oline and this time deducted from the
time taken for the trip leaves the actual
running time five hours and 30 minutes.
They report the roads in good condition
between Portland and Dolph, but owing
to the - heavy, rains of a few days pre
vious to the trip, the roads from Dolph
on were very muddy. On the hill be
tween Hebo and Dolph the grade is SI
per cent and owing to the heavy, sticky
clay It was almost impassable. Mr. Riggs
says that with a few days" warm weather
previous to the run the roads should be
In fine shape for the trip down on July 3.
Covey Will Go Over Summit of Cas
cades to The Dalles.
Over tha snow-capped Cascade moun
tains by the famous old Barlow route,
thence to The Dalles and finally a rec
ord dash from Hood River to Cloud
Cap Xnn, is a trip that is planned by
Howard M. Covey, of the Covey Motor
Car company, for later in the Summer.
As soon as the snow on the summit
of the Cascade mountains melts suf
ficiently to permit the passage of auto
mobiles, Mr. Covey will drive from
Portland over the new boulevard to
Government camp and thence across the
mountains to Tygh Valley and from
there into The Dalles. The road to
Government camp will be In excellent
condition, but after leaving this point,
the real hardships of the trip com
mence. The summit of the mountains is but
three miles from Government camp and
after the summit is reached the de
scent into Eastern Oregon Is one of the
worst stretches of road in the country.
On some narrow mountain- roads a
single mishap would mean a plunge of
hundreds of feet to the bottom of some
gullyv The roads are badly cut up and
extremely narrow and steep.
From Waplnltla, the foot of the
mountains, to Tygh Valley is i stretch
of country as level and smooth as a
floor where a machine can be crowded
to its fullest capacity. From Tygh Val
ley to The Dalles, is a distance of 85
miles and the road leading out of Tygh
Valley winds up a steep grade for a
distance of five miles. At The Dalles,
Mr. Cove will ship his car on the boat
to Hood River and the following day
will make his attempt to establish a
new speed record for the run from
Hood River to Cloud Cap Inn.
The distance from Portland to The
Dalles by the old Barlow route is about
159 miles, but this distance will be cov
ered the first day.
Mr. Covey Is the first man who ever
reached Cloud Cap Inn with an auto
mobile. This run was made several
years ago in an old model Cadillac and
nearly an entire day was consumed In
making the trip. Mr. Covey will make
the run in a new Cadillac, and it is ex
pected that there will be a vast dif
ference in the running time between
the old and new machines.
After the run to Cloud Cap Inn the
machine will be shipped - to Portland.
Three days will be consumed In the
Eboweri Lasting Three Bays Insure)
Good Yields Near South Bend.
SOUTH BEND, Wash., June 23.
(Special.) Heavy showers for three
days, up to last night, have assured
good crops for this section and espe
cially in the way of root crops.
Farmers declare that the crop of
fruits and berries for this season will
break all records. Farmers over the
entire county are jubilant.
The total school and college enrollment
In this country In 1903 was 19,570,232.
said Miss Metcalf to an Oregonian re
porter, "for 1 mean to be out every day
with the tonneau full of my girl
friends, and a nice big basket of good
things to eat under some big shady
tree, where there is a spring or brook.
I do not know how one could be much
happier. I am sure motoring Is not a
pleasure that one tires of as soon as
the novelty wears off, and It is cer
tainly splendid fun to handle the wheel
and guide my big car so swiftly along
through the green fields and pretty
woods. I mean to be very careful and
not to let my enthusiasm run away
with me, however, for there are al
ready too many reckless drivers. I
have never heard, however, of any wo
man motorist in Portland being the
cause of any bad accident, and I sup
pose the most of my sex feel, as I do,
that one should take the responsibility
very seriously, and never disregard the
rights of others on the road.
Miss Metcalf is shown at the wheel
of her Mitchell in the accompanying
Central Oregon Reaps Benefit
From Tours Made There.
Judge George T. Baldwin Sees Vast
Benefits From Visits to His
Section Made by Touring
Parties tu Automobiles.
That automobile tourists ara doing
more at the present time toward adver
tlslng the resources of Central Oregon
than any other agency, is the opinion of
Judge George T. Baldwin, of Klamath
Falls, who is visiting in Portland.
Judge Baldwin Is president of the First
Trust and Savings Bank at Klamath
raus ana for years has been one of the
leading capitalists of that section. He is
vice-president from Klamath County of
the Oregon Automobile Association and
has made a number of extended tours
tnrougnout the state with his son, who is
one of the leading automobile dealers of
Klamath Falls.
Many Autolst Visit Klamath.
According to Judge Baldwin hundreds
of tuorists have passed through Klamath
Falls during the present season. The
opening of Central Oregon by the rail
roads has attracted ' considerable atten
tion to the state from all sections of the
country, and not only pleasure tourists
but business men' looking for invest
ments as well are visiting this section
of the state. One noticeable feature is
that a number of men who were motoring
through the country merely on a sight
seeing trip have been so impressed with
the country and its possibilities that they
have made a second trip and. invested
heavily in real estate.
It is estimated that the average amount
spent In Klamath Falls is $60 to each
party. It will be seen that when dozens
pass through every month that this is a
source of .large revenue to the city.
"If Oreron shnuM o n n a 1 . A
of good boulevards that would enable
urn ttuioist to tour tne state with any
degree of comfort it would prove one
of the best investment th. .ttA 1
make. Tourists from all Darts of tha
country are attracted by the climate and
aucuery oi uregon ana wnen once we
have a ConA nmtvm .nn n in ( 1 1
visit . Oregon to where ona does now,"
Favors Eastern Oregon Route.
The Judge Is a strong advocate of a
road from Seattle to Los Angeles by way
of Eastern Oregon. He believes that
owing to the drier climate east of -the
Cascade Mountains that it is the more
feasible route. The most expensive part
of the route would be from Portland to
The Dalles but this stretch of the trip
alone would draw so many tourists to the
country that the income from this source
alone would more than pay for the road.
From The Dalles to Klamath Falls
through Central Oregon, the road could
be constructed with comparative small
expense. From Klamath Falls the pro
posed route leads past Bald Mountain to
Montague and thence into the Sacramento
After reaching the Sacramento the road
would be comparatively level -to San
Francisco. Already, much work has been
"Look for the Triangle
One MillioE
pHERE are many cars which sell at or
i about Hudson prices. Either they are
shorter in wheel base, lower in horse
power, have a transmission inferior to a
selective, sliding three-speed forward and
reverse, or in some other important mech
anical respect are inferior to the Hudson
Neither are they as roomy and comfortable
nor as refined as the Hudson.
There are manjr cars which have the
length, power, selective sliding gear trans
mission, and the finish, and are as good look
ing as the Hudson, but they sell for more
than Hudson prices.
s From the high-price class, the Hudson is
set off by price. From the low-price class,
by quality.
We do not expect you will place your
order for a Hudson without first examining
other cars. The first thing that will impress
you about the Hudson as compared with other
cars is the comfort provided both the driver
and passengers. No matter how short or
how tall you may be, you can drive the Hud
son with perfect comfort. It has more foot
room than any standard touring car at any
price. It has a big 18" steering wheel. The
steering post is set at a comfortable angle
and a curved accelerator is provided which
does not tire the foot. Even if you have
never owned nor driven a car, you can, by
sitting at the wheel of a Hudson, understand
why we have hundreds of letters from Hud
son owners who have owned and driven other
cars, telling us that the Hudson is the most
comfortable car to drive ever built.
What is best in the beginning is cheapest
in the long run. Because Hudson cars offer
such unusual value for the money, they are
- most economical to operate and maintain.
In all economy tests and endurance runs in
which the Hudson has been entered, it has
averaged better than eighteen miles per
gallon of gasoline. A short time ago we
sent out a Tetter to 200 Hudson owners who
had received cars last summer. .
Hudson Motor
Seventh and Burnside
done on th. famous El Camlno Real
which Is to connect San Francisco -with
Los Angele and within a few years it
will be perhaps the most famous automo
bile boulevard In the world. With this
system of roads the automobile tourists
from the East could motor through all
the Pacific Coast States seeing the var
ious resources of these states and enjoy
ing every variety of climate.
Another olan advocated bv tha Jurte
is the construction of the proposed high- I
way from Medford to Crater Lake. If ,
this road is built he says that a road will
be constructed from Klamath Fails to
connect with It at Crater Lake. The dis
tance is sixty miles but already 45 miles
of fine road have been built which would
leave only 15 miles to be completed.
Car Replaces Broncho.
Judge Baldwin la one of the pioneers
of the Klamath country, having come
there 25 years ago. He has witnessed .
the evolution of the country from a wild
frontier stock range Into what It Is to- I
day. Many of the old frontier stockmen I
on the Radiator
Four thousand Hudson Cars were delivered from June, 1909,
to June, 1910. Each Hudson buyer saved at least $250.
In other words to get the same value in any other car
these buyers would have had to pay at least $250 more.
Car Company, Detroit, Mich.
Licmnmmd Under SeUcn JPatent
are buying automobiles and In many In
stances the up-to-date machine has re
placed the broncho as a means of con
veyance. Speaking of this Judge Bald
win said: "Some of the old cattle men a
few years ago lost no opportunity to
denounce the automobile and would have
welcomed an opportunity to All one of
the horseless carriages full of lead. At
the present time, however, many of these
former cowboys who are now cattle
kings are operating their own machines
and are usually the most reckless drivers
on the road.
"One man 75 years of age who came
to Lake County 60 years ago recently
purchased a Bulck machine which he
has geared up to 75 miles an hour. Be
is a terror to the entire country as he
lets his machine out at full speed at
every opportunity and everyone Is com
pelled to clear the road for him. Many
cattle "men are using machines to visit
their farms and ranges which are usually
scattered far apart and on some occa
sions automobiles have been used on the
big round upa. .Within tha next lew
Of the 180 replies received so far, out
side of expense for gasoline and oil, the net
average cost of repairs on each car amounted
to $2.83.
320 corporations are using Hudson car
for commercial purposes, although we an
not at present minding commercial cars,,
, These corporations purchased our standard
pleasure car models and adapted them for
commercial purposes, Corporations are
usually shrewd buyers. They employ men
who are competent to judge values. These
corporations purchased Hudsons because of
their reasonable first cost, because of their
mechanical excellence and because of the
evidence we had to offer as to the economy
of their operation. The letter below is a fair
sample of the many we have on file from
business houses.
Detroit, Michigan.
Gentlemen: We have been using oar Hudson ear
for the past Beven months, night and day. As we are
running a night watch and fire alarm business, we use
. the car seeking new business during the day and check
ing up watchmen during the night. We have not been
put to a single dollar's worth of expense so far and we
nave no hesitancy in slating that a Hudson is fulfilling
any or all requirements that a car could be expected
to fulfill. Yours very truly,.
C. A. Farrell,
District Manager.
Now is the time to place your order for
a Hudson touring car. The best of the tour
ing season is ahead of you. Save money by
joining the ranks of Hudson owners. If you
want a car purely for business purposes, the
Hudson is the best buy on the market to-day.
If you want a car for pleasure, a car that
you can be proud of, a car that satisfies as
to looks, that is built strong enough to with
stand the shocks" and strains of the road, that
has power enough for every emergency, that
is quiet, smooth-running and comfortable,
you want a Hudson. Visit the Hudson dealer
m your vicinity. Verify for yourself the
truth of the statements we make about the
Hudson. Examine it, test it every way you
will, and you will agree with us that it is the
car for you.
Portland, Oregon
years I expect to see hundreds of new
' machines in operation In this country."
Little Boats Racing to Bermuda. '
NEW YORK. June 2S. Two little motor-
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1J eerie, fope-rlartford, Cnalmert, rtudton,
Gramm Commercial Vehicle
This price Includes three oil lamps, two gas lamp,'
gmetmtort bora, tire repair outfit, tool mad iadv
No. 13S.
Motor Car Co., "
Detroit, Michigan.
J Please send me Hudson Catalog and
name of nearest dealer.
boats, Eronel II and To Ho, clipped away
from the starting line of the New York
Motorboat Club station on the Hudson
River at 10 o'clock this morning, in the
annual race to Bermuda.
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