The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, July 06, 1913, SECTION FOUR, Page 6, Image 48

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Three Men, Driving Lozier Car,
Make 365-Mile Journey
in 161-2 Hours.
Trio to Start for Montamara Festo
In Hope of Chopping Few Min
utes From Time Between Port
land and Pnget Sound City.
Several hours were knocked off the
automobile record from Spokane to
The Dalles last Monday by an adven
turous party of three men, L. D. Hol
land, Cliff McDonald and R. Paulsen.
41 of Spokane, -who left that city at 6
A. M. Monday morning: In a 1911 Briar
cliffe model Lozier, arriving: at The
Dalles at 12:30 that night having- lost
an hour and a half by losing their way
three times. Various estimates of the
previous best time place it as between
24 and 30 hours.
"We set out with the intention of
putting up a time that would stand for
at least a day or two," said Mr. Paul
Ben when in Portland last Wednesday,
"and our only disappointment is that
wa were not informed of the change of
time In departure of the boat at The
Dalles, as we should then have de
layed our departure a day, so as to
make a record to Portland as well.
"The speedometer registered 394
miles, of which 35 were extra, due to
our losing the way.
Start Made In Rain.
"From'the start to Walla Walla rain
fell almost all the way, making' the
trip uncomfortable. We followed the
old Oregon trail of 1S47. passing Col
fax, Dayton, Walla "Walla, Pendleton,
Echo, the John Day ferrry, or MacDon.
aid, as it is now called, and The Dallea
'.'The roads as a rule were good all
the way except for a few mudholes, for
which we di-d not slow up at all. We
just took everything as it came.
"Between Koho vand Pendelton we
averaged 32 miles, hitting it up on the
plateau to about BO except at the cor
ners, and we had no trouble at all with
our. tires. They were a new set of Lee
tires, which we got Just before start
ing, and they deserve every credit, as
we did not have a blowout or even a
Average of 22 Miles Made.
Some idea of tho pace the motorists
traveled can be gauged by the fact
that they drove the 365 miles in 16
hours, allowing one and one-half
ihours for the 35 miles covered while
they were lost. This works out at a
trifle over 22 miles an hour.
The three men are going on to the
automobile races at Tacoma and
anxiously inquired what the record was
between the Rose City and the scene
of the Montamara Festo. It is their
purpose to set a new mark for this trip
as well.
Both machine and men bore evidence
of their trip. The auto was splashed
with mud from stem to stem, and the
travelers sunburned.
Jackson Iealer Says 200 Miles Is
Excessive for Unhardened Driver.
"This Is the season of- the year when
hundreds of motorists are planning
their Summer tours." says Al Hale,
Jackson representative in this terri
tory. "Many make the common mis
take of trying to go too far in one day.
For a man who is accustomed to driv
ing over the country roads and han
dles a car every day for a certain dis
tance, 200 miles a day is not a hard
drive, but for the business man who
drives his car only a few miles over
city streets, 200 miles a day is too far.
"There is no sense spoiling a tour by
arriving at the destination each even
ing tJred out and ready to fall into
bed. Have a good time and do not
travel faster than is enjoyable to every
person in the party.
"When you plan on a trip, get started
each day's run early In the morning.
Do not wait until 11 or 12 o'clock to
get started and then be forced to drive
late to make up your distance. If you
plan to get up in the morning early, do
Increased Production Results In Re
duction of 10 Per Cent.
S. A. Falor, manager of the motor
cycle tire department of the Goodyear
Tiro & Rubber Company, Akron, O., an
nounces a 10 per cent reduction in the
prices of motorcycle tires to dealers,
consumers and jobbeds. The new prices
went into effect June 14.. "v
Irx explaining the reduction In prices,
Mr. Falor said it was not due so much
to the fact that the crude rubber mar
ket was lower, but that it was due
more to the Increased volume of mo
torcycle tire business which his com
pany now has.
"Our present output is 1000 tires a
day," continued Mr. Falor. "Within
the next two weeks we expect to be
making 1600 tires a day. This In
creased production naturally brings
down the cost of tires, and we want to
give the trade benefit of it."
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Dealer Uses White for Deliveries to Construction Camps on Islands Twoi
Machines Climb to Crater.
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THE Irishman's Aphorism that "the
rich can ride in chaises, but the
..poor can walk" etc., would not
seem to apply in the Hawaiian Islands,
where natives, garbed only in meager
"full dress," may be eeen enjoying rides
In automobiles.
A White, owned by J. M. Madaros, a
liquor dealer of Paia, Is used to deliver
goods to the various construction
camps in a. country that is quite rough.
Every-Day Worries That Confront the Average Owner Received and
Answered for the Benefit of the -General Motoring Public.
Copyright, 1913, by W. H. Stewart. Jr.
OIOKING Department, The Orego
nian One of our customers de
sired ' to : Install a new non-vl-
bratlng coll on his car. ,We put It on
and connected It Just as the old one
was, and never could get a spark from
the magneto, but it ran as well as ever
on the battery. As the customer was In
a hurry and was afraid of his battery,
we put back the old coil and tho car
went off Just as It came In. Now, why
would It not run on the magneto the
came with either coll? Was the trouble
In the new coil? When the car came In
It was running' fairly ' well on either
battery or magneto X-Y-Z Oarage
If the motor ran fairly well on the
magneto with the old coil and would
not run at all on tho magneto with the
hew coil. It Is safe to presume that the
trouble was in the wiring of the switch
of the new coll. A slight short circuit
by a strand of wire within the switch
would be sufficient to cause the trouble.
Motoring Department, The Oregonlan
The magneto on my car is bolted to
the crank case and to the touch gets
very hot when on the road. Should this
cause any trouble? How much, heat
will the magneto stand? G. Gotshall.
Overheating the magnets will demag.
netlze them, but the heat which reaches
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and in places almost ' impassable. The
machine takes' the place of two wagons,
but is not employed all the time, as it
does the delivery work in a fractional
part of a day for the -entire trade, in
spite of an addition of trade through
the increase in the number of extension
Two Whites ascended to the crater In
Kalauea, in January, 1912. over a lava
road. ,
the magneto in your case is hardlv in
jurious. If there is sufficient heat to
effect the magnetization, of the mas:
nets, this would also affect the lubri
cation of the bearings of the magneto.
In your case, however, there seems to
be nothing serious. There Is not much
danger to the magneto from heat on
the average engine. In motor design it
is customary to avoid the exhaust pipe.
Motoring- Department. Th Oregon
ian I had overhauled my car last
winter, and all the bearings were
tightened at that time. Since then
my motor knocks when idle, but when
running fast this knock is eliminated.
Please let me know what might cause
this knock. Alfred Oliver.
Motor knock may arise from many
causes. Tightening the bearings will
not eliminate them. Without more
definite information it is imposlsble to
guide you. From what you state It
would appear that your trouble la
slight. It may be that the timing gears
are considerably worn and the knock
you hear is due to tho back lash. When
the motor Is running fast of course
this would not be noticed so much. It
may also be due to a side slap of one
of the valve push rods. Such knocks
as this are aggravated or rather more
prominent when the . motor is idling.
Then, again, the knock may be caused
oy tn spam being too far advanced.
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Texas Fair Official Has Unique
Plan to Control Crowd.
President of Paris, Texas, Fair Asso
ciation Turns Xoted Animals
Loose on Rumvay and Mad
Dash for Fences Ensues.
Two big red Durham bulls played an
Important part at an automobile race
meet at Paris, Tex., recently, when the
crowd that turned out to see the speed
machine in action was so large that It
could not be handled by Just ordinary
human beings.
The Case racing team, whioh was on
its way from San Antonio, Tex., alnng
with several other drivers and cars,
stopped at Paris to take part in a
series of races staged by Dr. M. F.
Maxwell, president of the county fair
association of that place.
"When Dr. Maxwell was told that the
rules governing dirt track racing were
stringent, and that It was necessary to
keep all spectators away from the
curves, he only smiled and said that it
would be easy.
Now, the Paris, Tex., fair grounds
look anything but -easy to control, and
when Dr. Maxwell was told that un
less he had 50 deputies on hand the
races couldn't go on, he smiled some
. The'daj- of the races came, and the
crowd came not In hundreds, but in
thousands, until there were 4000 per
sons who paid admittance. Dr. Max
well was there to demonstrate that he
could keep hls word and that the
turns would be free from spectators.
The day of the races Dr. Maxwell
turned loose two big red Durham bulls
in open fields which surround the two
ends of the track. Never was a. race
track controlled as the Paris track
was. Dr. Maxwell's big bulls had rep
utations for tossing pver the nearest
fence those who came near them. And
everyone in the country knew of the
bulls and their ferocious natures. Dr.
Maxwell won two new hats and $25 on
the side by his unique methods.
A. li. JTanrbleton Makes Notable
Trips and Gets Along Nicely
Without Chauffeur's Aid.
Not many men of 80 years have the
inclination to drive motorcars, to say
nothing of the alertness and active re
quirements of this modern pastime.
There is one, however. A. B. Hamble
ton, who lives at Shaker Heights,
Cleveland, O., who Is 84 years old, yet
drives his -touring car with the utmost
east. In fact. Mr. Hambleton is. a long
distance tourist of note, and he intends
to pilot his new car on a tour to New
Tork and Cape Cod In July.
Mr, Hambleton has been driving
motorcars for eight years, and in that
period he has made a number of tour
neys that would be notable even If
made by a Glidden . tourist. A little
run to New York and back Is a mere
incident in his motoring career, while
he regards a run to Buffalo with no
more concern than the routine of run
ning downtown. He takes care of his
own car for the amusement of It.
Before purchasing a White, Mr. Ham
bleton employed a, chauffeur, but he
does not need one now. When he
starts East on July 1 there will be no
chauffeur in the car. In his eight
years' experience he suffered only one
accident, which occurred while crank
ing, and resulted In a broken wrist. In
purchasing a new car his choice of a
White was Influenced largely by his
own experience in mechanical' lines, as
Mr. Hambleton was Instrumental in
building up the Globe Iron Works, now
th American Shipbuilding Company,
which concern built engines among
other things. Mr. Hambleton has re
tired and he finds keen enjoyment In
Autoists Find . Stretch Closed Last
Year Reopened "With Hard Sur
face, Mating Run Joyous One.
With the completion of the hard
paving on Milwaukie street there is
opened once more one of the most
pleasant short drives in the neighbor
hood of Portland. Excepting only
four blocks of oiled macadam,- there
is hard surface paving all the way
from Hawthorne Bridge to the Oaks
Amusement park.
Until last year the Oaks' run was a
familiar one to many motorists and
it was no uncommon sight to see from
half a dozen to two-score machines
parked on the amusement park's
During last Bummer roads into Sell
wood were torn up. and the fact that
the Sellwood Ferry closed at 8 o'clock
made It impracticable for an evening
run to the park.
Capital roads lead to the ferry on
the West Side, but the East Side route
Is now far superior.
From Hawthorne Bridge tne autoist
should run due eaa t on Hawthorne
avenue, turning south with the car
tracks on East Eleventh street.
Eleventh street should be followed to
Milwaukie street. Across the Southern
Pacific tracks and almost into Sell
wood Is the best route to be followed,
turning off at Maiden avenue, a few
blooks north of Spokane avenue. Mai
den should be followed west across
the car tracks - on East Thirteenth
to East Eleventh. This far the way
is completely hard surfaced, but there
are four blocks of oiled macadam be
tween East Eleventh and Spokane ave
nue, which leads directly to the Oaks'
entrance. Spokane avenue, but re
cently completed. Is also bard sur
faced. Returning frofn the Oaks the auto
mobilist should remember to turn off
from Spokane avenue on East Eleventh, j
otnerwise tne sxreet Decomes execrable
before Milwaukie street is reached.
John i Cordray, manager of the
Oaks, has had erected at the various
turns plain and legible signs which
direct the autoist to the park. These
signs if watched make travel corn- :
paratively easy.
There is an abundance of room In !
the Oaks for the parking of autome- .
biles. On the West Side run the last
ferry leaves the West Side about 7:30 ,
P.. M., and the last trip from Sellwood
Is at 7:60 P; M.
New Spring Equipment "on "Indian"
Eliminates Vibration.
"Pullman comfort on the .highways
no longer Is confined to automobiles"
asserts C. F. Wright, of Ballou &
Wright, the local Indian motorcycle
dealers, "for the cradle spring frame
of the 1913 Indian renders it the most
luxurious riding motorcycle ever of-
xerea to the public It is easily the
greatest improvement offered motorcy
clists in recent years, for it eliminates
one great objection which the pub
ic nas neld against the motorcycle
heretofore that they 'shook the riders
to pieces.'
This Ingenious solution of the com
fort problem for the motorcyclist is
nothing less than automobile spring
suspension applied to the rear of the
motorcycle in such manner that prac
tically no vibration reaches the rider.
Being of absolutely original construc
tion, it is covered by broad patents. It
nas elicited much favorable comment
both from motorcyclists of all classc?s
and the general public, for its sim
plicity and efficiency are clearly ap
parent even to the unversed In me
chanics. "The springs have a forward anchor
age on a horseshoe-shaped cluster in
tegral with the frame, and are shackled
at the rear Jo hinged stays. Therefore,
the entire rear end of the motorcycle,
which carries the rider, is free to move
Independently of the wheel, and prac
tically all road shocks are absorbed be
fore they reach the operator.
Now the Indian has the Unique dis
tinction of "being the first and only
motorcycle to be sprung like a car. and
the springing is carried to a logical
culmination in the new style saddle,
which also has leaf springs. The whole
suspension system marks a radical de
parture from the antiquated spiral
springing system handed down from
bicycle days, and is the last word
known to present-day motorcycle build
ers in the art of building comfort into
their machines."
Motorcycle Notes
W. C. White, of San Jose. CaL. has
Just completed a 1650-mile motorcycle
trip into Mexico. During the entire
trip his engine gave' no bother what
ever, and a single puncture was his
only tire trouble.
In the two years of Its existence the
Indianapolis, Ind., Motorcycle Club has
outgrown its present quarters, and is
considering the erection of a country
A number of motorcyclists of East
ern Washington expect to make the
trip through the Cascade Mountains to
Seattle at the time of the Golden Pot
latch. A" motorcycle squad was one of the
leading features of a parade In which
12.000 employes of New York City re
cently participated.
The first motorcycle used In the Sac
ramento,' California, fire department
has given such good satisfaction that
the department contemplates the pur
chase of several additional machines
this Sumnfer.
W. T. Little, of Akron, O., plans to
take a 2000-mlle motorcycle trip
through the East this Summer. Mr.
Little has a sidecar attachment on his
machine, and by a special arrangement
he can drive the outfit from the side
June 15 the biggest run of the season
was stages by the Butte, Mont, Motor
cycle Club. The course was to Deer
Lodge and return, and about 75 riders
participated in the event.
Charles Swartzbaugh and John Cager,
of Toledo, O., have started on a mo
torcycle trip which will include all of
the principal countries of Europe.
It is expected that no less than 800
motorcyclists will participate In the
Fourth of July parade at Canton, O.
Carrying 300 pounds of baggage In
addition to his own weight, J. Lamping,
ctC Olathe, Colo is making a motor
cycle trip to Central Kansas.
Figured from the
standpoint of actual
dollars and cents the
Motor Truck
actually shows a net
profit at the end of
each month. Let us
prove this.
The White Company
E. W.Hill, Mkt 69 Broadway.
In tb Business District for
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for inner tube protection.
So this time buy Diamond Vitalized
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All over the United States the proven superiority of Real Under-slung-
cars has been recognized. For' $1125 you can obtain more
motor car values in a regal than in other cars at twice the price.
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Write, phone or call, and a . Regal will he sent to your home or
office. A ride in a Regal is our best argument.
Portland Dealers.
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Everything in supplies and repairs. Frank O. Renstrom
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Regal Model "T'VUnderslung Touring Car, $1125
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