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. .. , TTTE STTXDAT OREGONIAX. POItTXAXP. JUXE 21, 1911. ;
AUTO RACERS SOON
FLOCK TO TAGOMA
Pilots Will Arrive Early to
Study Details of Track Be-
-' fore' July 3-4 Meet.
23 ENTRIES ARE RECEIVED
Drivers to Take Part Are All Vet
. erans of Racing Game and Ex
pect to Make Speedway His
tory on Xew Course..
" TACOMA. "Wash.. June 20. (Special.)
Messages making reservations for
pilots of the racing autos and their
mechanicians and attendants are pour
Ins into Tacoma these days, and within
' another fortnight the greatest drivers
of the game will be here ready .for the
contests which are to take place July
3 and 4. They want to be ready and
know every detail of the lightning fast
track so no mishap may mar the races.
Already 23 drivers have entered and
others are expected. 4
The entries are: Tetzlaff, Maxwell;
Carlson, Maxwell; . Hug-hes,. Maxwell;
Verbeck, Fiat; Kennedy, Chalmers: Tay
lor. Alco; Gordon. Mercer; Klein, King;
Burman, Burman special; Cooper, Stutz;
Taaffe. American; Welch, Fiat; Crpton.
Chevrolet; Aubry, Mercer; Terrien. Re
gal; Pullen, Mercer; Parsons, Franz;
DeAlene, Marmon: unknown. Mercer;
Barnes. Roman; Thomas. Locomobile;
North, Mercer. '..,'
They expect to make racing history
In Tacoma. That they are well equipped
Is shown by their past performances
on the Indianapolis speedway and at
Santa Monica. There is not a man In
. i . i . .taran at thf tTfl-lrie.
Ultlll uia.k ,w iiwt " -
' They are ready, and all they want is
to become accustomed to the Tacoma
course. That is the reason mat xney
laxe me '-
Every accommodation is' being made
for the race ' patrons. Not only will
they be given a feast of speed but also
an opportunity tb enjoy themselves' In
a. comfortable stand. For those who
have autos, parking spaces have been
reserved, and everything will .be done
to provide for their comfort.
The Quantity of one gallon was also
personally measured and poured into
the motorcycle tanks of the com
petitors by the chief of police.
Will Rundle. of ' the San Joaquin
creamery, also riding an Excelsior
motorcycle, reeled off 109.9 miles be
fore his gallon of Associated, gasoline
had all Dasserl from his tank.
The two riders got away from Branch's
agency on Weber avenue in Stockton at
8:30 o'clock Sunday morning. The route
taken was out through Acampo, Chero
kee Lane, the lower Stockton road ana
back to Weber avenue, a distance of 35
miles. It was .8:40 P. M: when Perrin's
machine gave a final cough and stopped.
Just over the Calaveras Kiver. ' ine
speedometers of the automobiles that
accompanied him all day reported Ibi.i
miles for the day's work. Perrin -was
unable to stand after his 12-hour grind.
having been continuously in the saddle
since the time he started.
Motorcyclists and automobile owners
(n and around Stockton who witnessed
the phenomenal performance credit tne
purity of the gasoline as being a ma
terial factor in' establishing the new
Slip of Girl Manages Trans
Miss Hasel Scfcmeltxer, 16 Years
Old, Directs Her Father's Of-,
flee at Hillsboro and Attends
' to His Affairs.
S A cosy little office In the Washing-
X ton Hotel building at Hillsboro.' Or.
there can be found every day a 16-year-old
trirl sitting at a roll-top desk., a
telephone at either hand, ' an order
book and a stack of waybills and memo
randum sheets in front of her. The
Dhones are always busy. She is re-
EXCEtSIOR MOTORCYCLE TRAVELS
" ,162.7 MILES ON ONE GALLON.-
Forlty of Associated Product Given
..' Credit for Remarkable Perlorm
v uce by A. D. Parker.
One hundred and sixty-two and seven
tenths miles from one gallon of gasoline
Is the new world's record just made at
Stockton' by a motorcycle rider during
the economy tests In that city. Eddie
Perrin. driving an Excelsior motorcycle,
with Associated gasoline as fuel, made
Perrin's great mileage record is at
' tributable,- In a marked degree, to the,
purity of the gasoline he used,. It being
generally conceded that the slightest
adulteration or impurity detracts from
the highest efficiency of the fuel.
According to A. D. Parker, manager
of the local branch .of the Associated
Oil Company, the economy tests have
been conducted with the greatest possi
ble precautions for absolute accuracy,
the gasoline, which was the regular
commercial grade furnished to the auto
mobiling public, being drawn from a
regular sidewalk delivery tank by the
Stockton chief of police, who had previ
ously sealed it to prevent tampering.
ceiving business calls and giving
orders. This girl is Hazel Schmeltzer.
Quick and alert, she never misses
anything and has an executive ability
far beyond her girlish years. She at
tends to all the many and various de
tails of her father's transportation
business. All outgoing and Incoming
freight and express town calls and de
liveries from a piano to a suitcase come
under the active direction of this young
Just now she is enjoying the prepara
tions she Is making for an overland
trio .from Hillsboro to San Diego, Cal.
A big one and one-half-ton Federal
auto truck is tfeing fitted as an apart
ment on wheels. Jn which her motner.
her father and herself will live while
she drives them over that long stretch
of mountains and valleys to San Diego.
Through her own efforts ana plans
she has secured a well-paying , auto
truck hauling contract at the Panama
Exposition at San Diego ana sne ex
pects to make a record trip for a. big
truck and an amateur driver.
The party will leave riuisooro juiy .
"Pa, what's a contre-temps?" "I
don't know. I've never learned the
names of all these automobile parts.
Plans Made for Apportioning
Federal Road Fund.
INSPECTION ROCK RISES
AUTOMOBILES GARRY SIGN
OF RED GROSS IN BATTLE
Test of Hupmobiles Proves Value of Cars for Service in War In Place of
Heavy Wagons and Long String of Mules.
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afei JWSS ,
ENOUGH chatter has been written
about the motor car In the mili
tary service, to ftU several volumes.
. Motor trucks and pleasure cars have
been tried out by the armies of Eng
land. Germany. France and Italy, as
well as the United States. The rival
forces . in Mexico have been reported
operating enough machines for every
bugler, "marksman and general on both
sides to own a private car, but the one
nlace where the automobile has the best
chance to show has been overlooked.1
Carrying the Red Cross nag or tne
hospital corps, a field .ambulance is
comparatively safe in modern warfare.
Civilised forces all recognize the insig
nia of the hospital service, and with
the Red Cross in view an automobile
would be allowed to cover the field un
molested, picking up the wounded and
rushing them to the field hospital
which is attached to each brigade.
Recently a Los Angeles regiment of
the National Guard, during army man.
euvers, used a fleet of six Hupmobiles.
These cars were used by the hospital
-corps, and in the report of the day's
practice the commanding officer speaks
highly of the efficiency of motor cars
for such purposes.
In the first place it was found that
the wounded could.be removed from
the field of battle in one-fifth the time
it took in the old way by having the
Red Cross men walk through the fields.
Again, the wounded were rushed to
the hospital with more speed, and, as
a consequence, quicker medical atten
tion could be given them, which would
probably mean a saving, of many lives
in actual battle.
Then, too. the automobiles require
a' great deal ' less' .attention tli&n the
hospital wagons and a string of horses
and mules. There is no possibility of
a stampede from fright, and the ma
chines were always under perfect control.
The success of the MupmoDiies was
so great in these recent maneuvers
that when the Los' Angeles battalion
was sent- to the Mexican border the
cars accompanied them. k
Question of Governmental Super
vision May Start Trouble,
Says Chairman Dlehl, of
' Auto Association.
WASHINGTON, June 20. "In Federal
roads legislation. It is a practical cer
tainty .that .the National Government
will recognize the state as the smallest
unit with, .which it will deal. ' When
the Senate Postoffices and Post Roads
Committee reports the measure which
came to- it from the House, It Is pre
dicted that the so-called roads rental
clause will be missing, and that what
ever money is appropriated after divi
sion among the several states, will be
expended on whatever roads the Gov
ernor and the Secretary of Agriculture
mav decide. Through its National
Good Roads Board, the American Auto
mobile Asociatlon has greatly con
cerned itself with the highways ques
tion approached from a National
standpoint, and Chairman George C.
Diehl comments thusly on the -present
"The basis of apportionment of Fed
eral appropriations to the respective
states is a matter upon which there Is
verv little disagreement, and it is
Drobable that population, area and
post road mileage will be factors
finally adonted for . determining the
proportion of Federal money to which
each- state will be entitled.
"Finally, our solons will probably
begin the programme of Federal aid
with a modest appropriation, probably
not. to exceed $5,000,000. This sum.
together with an equal amount to be
provided by the states, will involve an
expenditure or. siu.uuu.uuu curing me
first year's operation. To start with a
modest appropriation and increase it
as conditions warrant would be to In
sure the success of the policy .from the
"The question which has ' threatened
to become the rock upon which the
Federal-aid' good road forces would
snlit is that of Federal inspection.
There are legislators who stand aghast
at the possibility of another great Fed
eral Dureau growing 10 uuu uyui -tlons
as to cast its shadow upon local
autonomy. They profess to see tne
crumbling of 'state's rights,' the stif
ling of local initiative ana enaeavor.
and the growth of a political machine.
If Federal inspection Involved tnese
consequences, it would be a dangerous
and highly undesirable policy. As a
matter of fact. Federal Inspection, un
der reasonable legislative restriction,
involves no menace whatever to local
"The weight of precedent, and tne
common sense or uongress are buhi
ciently powerful to make certain the
inclusion of any Federal-aid bill .'that
may be passed of an adequate amount
of Government supervision.
'Federal" revenues come rrom an oi
the states, and the right or a state to
do as it pleases with its own property
does not carry with It the right to do
what it pleases with property inai
comes from all of the states. To say
that Federal inspection of work for
which the Federal Government pays a
portion of the cost is either unwarrant
ed or unwise, Is to say that the Fed
eral Government should from year to
year make appropriations for specific
purposes, and yet take no steps what
ever to ascertain whether the money Is
applied to such purposes.
"The contention that Federal-aid un
der a . plan of Federal inspection will
stifle local self-help, is not borne out
by experiences in the respective states
where an analogous plan has been in
effect for some years between states
and counties. In 1904 the total expen
diture on public roads throughout the
United States amounted to $80,000,000.
In 1913 the total expenditure aggregat
ed about $206,000,000, and this in spite
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Call or Phone for Demonstration
H. L. KEATS AUTO CO. '
Portland, Oregon Seattle, Wash.
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of the fact that state participation In
road work has haa lis spirn oi
est development since 1804, and inai
the total expenditure or state iunu up
to and including the year 1913 amount
ed to about $165,000,000."
' Limousine Electric Fan Novelty.
A diminutive electric fan, especially
designed to ventilate the Interior of a
automobile, is a French novelty.
The double-Jointed mounting provided
with the fan permits one to airect me
air current toward any part of the car.
The motor is completely inclosed, so
there is no leakage of lubricant, and
the fan Is self-contained in an alum
inum body. It uses but little energy,
and takes up very little room.
Big Track. Built for Poles.
An electric truck of unusual size
used by an Eastern telephone company
in hauling poles for line installation.
It Is 31 feet long, with a 20-foot base,
and has a four-wheel motor drive with
four-wheel steering. It has demon
strated Its capacity by hauling 90-foot
poles, a feat seldom considered possible
without a trailer. A winch In the cen
ter of the car, also operated by elec
tricity, enables two men to load these
ooles easily. The truck carries storage
batteries of 43 cells below the body of
the car, and has a speed of seven miles
an hour with full load.
ed to the action of the fluid. The loca
tions of the rotary pump and control
ling valve, as well as the circulation
of the liquid. The three positions of
the valve enable the driver to move
forward or backward, or to stop the
car without change In the direction or
speed of the pump motion. The liquid is
driven through two motors, one on each )
side of the car, each controlling- one of
the rvsr wheels. The circulation l rf
quallxlng, and ho gear differential Is
Llttl drp pt n tr.
L.IUI grain nf an1,
Slop i arliurt-lora wmkltiff
n1 rnlB ruin ( l'"l -ti.
Hydraulic Transmission Introduced
A - new type-of hydraulic transmis
sion for motorcars is being Introduced,
which combines a pump running at con-
.J-stant speed with a motor of varying
speed, the variations Delng aue to tne
varying surface of the pistons subject
The Extra Millions
Spent on Goodyear Tires
Let No Man Charge You Higher Prices
For Tires Not Made Like These
For many years we have had scores of experts
working to better No-Rim-Cut tires. They are
in our Department of Research and Experiment.
Their efforts have cost us, in your he
half, $100,000 yearly.
Every No-Rim-Cut tire gets our extra' On-Air' '
cure. This is done to save the countless blow
outs due to wrinkled fabric -It is done by no
other tire maker.
This single extra process costs us
$450,000 per year.
We create in each tire, durintf vulcanization,
hundreds of large rubber rivets. This is done to
combat tread separation-o reduce the risk 60
The simple rights to this method cost
Another costly, exclusive feature makes rim
cutting impossible. No other satisfactory way
And .these tires alone have our All-Weather
tread. That's a tough, double-thick anti-skid. It
rides as smooth as a plain tread, yet it grasps wet
roads with countless deep and sharp-edged grips.
These efforts and fea
tures have cost us millions
of dollars. They have
saved tire users tens of
millions, perhaps. And
not one of these foui the
greatest features in tire
making is found in any
: SC AKRON. OHIO
With AIl-Wea.tb.er Treads or Smooth
Note the Result
Goodyear tires have come to outsell any other
tire in the world. And this yeai after millions of
these tires have been testedour tire sales Jump
55 per cent. Never before have so many men
discarded other tires for Good years.
Sold at Prices
Others Cannot Meet
But these costly tires are this year selling below
16 other makes. Many tires cost one-fourth to
Not an extra-price tire excels the Goodyear in
any way whatever. Not one embodies any of our
four exclusive features. Not one has attained, in
the test of time, such prestige and such sale.
Our lower prices are due to mammoth output.
They are due to efficiency, to modern equipment.
They are due to low profit. Our last year's profit
averaged 64 per cent.
Every dollar of higher price means extra cost
per mile. .
Don't pay it You will
get in Goodyears all the
value that anyone caa
give you. 'And any
dealer will supply them if
you say you want Good
THE GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY, AKRON, OHIO
This Company bas no connection whatever with any other robber concern which tues tne Goodjemr nam
Any Dealer can supply you Goodyear Tires. If the wanted
size is not in stock he will telephone our Local Branch.
WE WILL EXCHANGE
Any make of magneto, or any ipnition ylm tliroiiRliout low
tension, dual,' self-containrd high-tension f-yMc-mn and
Any type coil and transformer for SI'LITDOKP model.
AND SAVE YOU MONEY
You ran liavn vntir cur euipix-H willi llii
new stvle Sl'LITlH'UF TKANSKOKMKIt
to work in eonneclkm ttli th. M'l.lT
DORF MAGXKTO on jnnr rr. Tli- TS
i.i intereliaiifrenhle with any tyH tub or
aKh traiiRfnrmcr. and ran be allarliod lo
any ear. W will make you a I.IIU.UA1
ALLOWANCE on your old roil in rxrlmnirw
for a transformer of lh new style, hirli
is the most eff relive instrument of it kind
on the market today.
A New High Tension Magneto
for low-powered uigh-peed eninne,
.ean bo serured on an EXCHANGE
BASIS. Willi reserve jwwer sufl'i
rient for a 30-horsepower motor at
hi?b Fpoed the Sl'LlTDOKF "KU 4"
HIGH-TENSION MAGNETO five a
wonderful "snap" and "kirk" to motor
that sadly need it.
It is a simple instrument, simple in
wiring and easily installed to proJure
the hottest of hot, fat sparks and piar-
anteed to give small hijjh-speed engines
a flexible ignition system and a world
of reliable "pick-up" power never at
"New Ignition for Old"
in a feature of SPLITDORF BRANCH HOUSES. We have an
exchange proposition of-the greatest interest to every owner of
a gasoline motor who would save time-and money.
Splitdorf Electrical Co.
ford Special Magnetos
I am la-
motor lanttlon for
tn up l the mlnut