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THE SUNDAY OREGOXIAX, PORTLAND, JUNE 21. 1914.
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BOON TO MARKETS
High Cost of Living Solved
Measure by Better High
ways, Writer Says.
LONG TRIPS FREQUENT
Journeys of 15 or 20 Miles Held of)
Common Occurrence in Old-World
Countries, Where Hard Sur
face Is General Rule.
feT FRED WEST.
Manager J. W. Leavttt Company.
The building of good roads is the one
biggest and most important factor
which this country must consider in
the next few years. The improved
highway is the one means of salva
tion for the poor man, for in these
days 3t the high cost of living we must
look to the cheaper transportation of
foodstuffs as our- way out.
We can no longer expect to letter
our condition through a greater: sup
ply of necessities, for every effort we
have made toward lowering the cost of
foodstuffs heretofore s has been met
with the response that the United
States is now about as intensively cul
tivated as it can be. In other words,
our people are" no longer turning . tD
the country in an effort to produce a
larger amount of food. Therefore we 1
must face the problem of getting along
with the same amount that is nDW pro
The only solution left for us is to
cut. our cost of production and deliv
ery, The best way to accomplish this
is to provide good rsads, for we have
already had many demonstrations of
how good roads will work to our ad
Roads Better Living Conditions.
The improvement of highways in
many parts of our country in the past
few years has been followed invariably
by better living conditions. Where the
roads leading' into a large city have
been improved we have seen an in
creased supply of foodstuffs on the lo
ral markets and a larger number of
farmers bringing their products into
the city. This, of a necessity, results
- in lower prices for the products and a
long step toward better living condi
tions On the other hand, the Improvement
of roads throughout the country is in
variably followed by an improvement
In farming methods. The agriculturist
who heretofore devoted his energies to
grazing and the production of rough
foodstuffs, such as corn, is now turn
ing to what is known as market gar
dening. He is raising potatoes, beans,
peas and other commodities that are
in every-day demand; simply because
he can get them to market where here
tofore markets were denied him. It is
no uncommon sight now to see farmers
driving 18 or 20 miles to market with
loads of products, which, before the
highways were improved, . were denied
the consumer. The automobile, it is
true, has had a great deal to do with
increasing this supply, but even this
vehicle would be helpless without high
Intensive Farming Result.
The advent of good roads, too, has
brought about another revolution-
that of intensive farming. The coun
tries of the Old World have always re
garded us a criminally wasteful peo
ple, in that the product raised on 100
acres of land in this country was often
less than they produced on 10 acres.
Oood roads have changed this condi
tion. The American farmer now finds
that he will get a greater return from
one acre of land intensively cultivated
than 10 acres farmed in the old slip
shod methods. This intensive farming
is the direct result of good roads, for
where the farmer heretofore found It
necessary to cultivate crops, - which
made a large bulk, so that his Infre
quent trips to market were profitable,
now finds that he can take a small
load to the consumer as often as ho de
Good roads are an undisguised bless-
ing, and this every one who has given
the matter any thought . will admit.
They not only promote increased Indus
trial activity, and therefore better the
living conditions of thousands of our
city dwellers, but they provide an im
proved social life for people who live
In the country. The family which has
access to a good road, and therefore
- quicker and more pleasant trips, goes
to church oftener, visits the neighbors
"Dftener and attends farmer club meet
ings more frequently. No one can
deny that all of these are Important
factors in the farmer's life.
george: f. flank asd ris investio.v, o?r which
CEIVED A PATENT LAST MEEK.
An oddly equipped motorcycle attracted much attention on the
downtown streets during the Rose. Festival, its unusual feature being
a double seat, the invention of the owner of the machine, George F.
Plank, of Eugene. The seat is about 3 14 feet wide, so that two people
may sit in it at ease, one on each side of the center bar. It is neatly
and strongly constructed of gaspipe and is upholstered with leather.
The seat, which Mr. Plank has named the "Side-by-Each," is about
six inches lower than the ordinary motorcycle seat, which may be left
in position for a. single rider if desired. However, one person may
ride on one side, with no one on the other, without losing balance.
Mr. Plank received letters patent on his device just before coming to
Portland Thursday, and was offered 7500 for a third interest by a.
Eugene business man. He is 21 years old. .
V H H
EXPORTS 61 MILLION
TOTAL FOR X1XE MONTHS ENDING
WITH MARCH IS $264)71,734.
23,000 Machines Shipped Compare With
26,700 of Preceding Year, Bat
Their Value Is Greater.
noreign trade In American motor
cars continues to increase, as shown
by reports of the United State Depart
ment of Commerce. The following
comparison of tabulated reports of the
exports and imports of vehicles and
parts, as made by the. National Auto
mobile Chamber of Commerce, shows
that the exports of cars for the nine
months ending (with last March ex
ceeded m valuation by more than $1,
000,000 the exports for the correspond
ing period the year before and by more
than 34,000.000 the exports of cars dur
ing the corresponding period ending
with March, 1912: -
These are fastened by special brackets
and are instantly removable. A fire
man's ax also forms - a part of the
equipment. In cases of incipient fires
the motorcycle men can frequently save
the heavy trucks from long, hard runs.
And even where the blaze has gained
too much headway to be extinguished
with the apparatus carried on the two
wheeler, it is still of advantage to have
the motorcycle men on the ground, us
they can locate the nearest water plugs
and investigate the best method of get
ting at the fire, so that no time is lost
when the heavy equipment arrives.
BRAKES CARE IS OXLY NEEDED
. " 1 f
Actual Tests on WUlys-TTtiHty Trucks
Proper attention' to brakes and
practical working speed would elim
inate many of the motor truck acci
dents which are now pronounced un
avoidable," says Fred West, local agent
for the Garford and Willys-Utility
Testa on a Willys-Utility truck, in
actual service, show that, under full
speed, with a load of three-quarters of
Tires . . 1 . .
Parts f .....
$ 1,733,639 618
Except engines and tires; fexcept tires.
In March, 1914, the United States
exported 3508 motor vehicles, valued
at 13,043,847, as compared with 2842
cars in the last preceding March, val
ued at 12,909,741, showing an increase
of SJ139.0U0. Exports of parts, ex
clusive of engines and tires, show an
increase of $96,569 in the same interval,
amounting to 16 per cent. - Only 15
cars were imported last March," valued
at $15,869, as against 49 valued at $104,
714 in March, 1913. This great de
crease has been almost compensated
for by an increase in imports of parts,
not including tires, from $13,236 to
Exports for April from the port of
New York were: Automobiles, 2006,
valued at $1,533,305: parts, $139,238.
a ton, the vehicle can be brought to a
stop witnin 30 feet, simply by .applica
tion of the brakes. It is equipped with
an automatic governor by which th
owner can regulate the speed of his
truck. The most reckless or careless
driver is unable to drive faster than 18
miles an hour, which is the speed ou
engineers have proved the : highest
practicable lor a truck, of this capacity,
a rive-ion Garrord, hauling a max
imum load at a speed of nine miles an
hour allowed by the governor, can be
stoppea witnin its own length.
"These facts show conclusively that
a iiiue care or the brake lining and
conscientious work on the part of the
driver will decrease , accidents to
Percy Barnes driving an eight cylinder Romano
Special carries off all honors Rose City Speedway
Carnival. In the twenty-five-mile event he made a
lap of one mile in fifty-four seconds; time for the twenty
five miles, twenty-five minutes and forty seconds.
In Two Days' Racing He
Never Changed a Tire
Don't you think, Mr. Motorist, that tires which
give such service and put to such a strain are the
tires for you to use?
Quality Most Miles Per Dollar Service
65-69 West Park North, Portland, Or.
Phone Main 4506, A 2367 Factory and General Offices, Akron, Olio
MOTOR TRUCK IS BOON
KANSAS CITY BAKERY'S BUSINESS
- INCREASES BY BOUNDS.
ACTOR IS AO WHITER
ROBERT EDESON ISSUES BOOKLET
ON OAKLAND CARS.
Witty Instructions Given Employes
His Garage and List of "Do n't
for Motorists" Is Prepared.
TIRE GETS HARD TEST
i FIRESTONE NO V-SKID BLOWN FROM
CAR, BUT IS UNHURT. ,
Ponder Factory at Canal Explodes and
Chiefa Machine la Wrecked by
Blast and Scattered 100 Feet.
A cablegram to the Firestone Tire
- Rubber Company recently from J. W
Kerr, their representative In the canal
r zone, contained some startling news.
The gist of it was as follows:
a Mr. Arosemena is chief of the Panama
i City fire department. On the night of
J June 5 he was aroused by an alarm of
j lire. Learning that the Government
J powder house was ablaze, he jumped
into his auto and exceeded all speed
J limits getting to the scene.
5' Upon his arrival the fire seemed in
i RiKnilicant. Stopping his car about
J 150 feet from the powder house, he got
: out to Investigate. A few minutes
I afterward a terrific explosion occurred
J which killed eight firemen and altered
E the landscape considerably.
S fortunately Mr. Arosemena was un
t injured, but the same could not be said
I of his car. He found it to be a wreck
S and minus the left front wheel. When
E Mr. Kerr arrived he immediately in
! Migrated a search for the missing wheel.
I Tire and rim were eventually found
I more than 100 feet away, and, to the
amazement of everyone, the tire, which
was a Firestone non-skid, was abso-
! Jutely uninjured.
This is an entirely new method of
f blowing up a tire, which' few could
f fctand. I
3 Motor Census Recently Taken.
2 An English automobile magazine re
S.cently compiled a census of motor
s' driven vehicles In the United Kingdom,
which may be considered authorita-
tive. It was learned that the total
"5 number of votor vehicles of all types in
S the United Kingdom is 425.838, of which
g motor cars comprise 237.907; motorey
5 -les. 178.926. and heavy vehicles, 18,005.
S The same authority gives the number
3" of motor vehicles In France as 90.969;
Italy, 20.470; Germany. 77,118; Austria.
S 14.300; Belgium, 13.250; Switzerland.
10.S70; Canada. 84.793, and the United
States, estimated, 1.435,000.
Hobert Kdeson, the famous actor of
the Strongheart Company, "who recent
ly became a dealer for Oakland cars
and opened the Strongheart garage at
Sag Harbor, Long Island, has added
to his manv accomplishments that of
author and advertising writer.
ISdeson has his own ideas about ad
vertising and recently issued a little
booklet, which has been copyrighted
boosting Oakland cars and his garage
business. The book is written in i
light vein and i brimming with orig
inal and witty remarks. In a chapter
giving instructions to employes of the
garage is found the fallowing:
A company is known by the men It
keeps.' Get that into your carburetor
or you won't be with us Ion?.
"Every man connected with the mD
toring business is a robber! (Except
the man who owns a car.) So, should
you meet a motorist who Is grateful
for what yau have done for his car,
and doesn't think the bill excessive,
"Should any man give you a tip, sing
his praises to Allah, or anybody handy.
"Don's smoke here, unless you carry
accident Insurance. That goes both
Another humorous chapter gives a
list of "JDjn'ts for Motorists":
"Don't be lrke the average English
man, who says. It s a beautiful morn
ing. let's go out and kill something.'
Be careful how you talk to her
about self-starters, bonnets, unit pow
er. cylinders cast in pairs, clutch, etc.
She may think you are proposing.
"You can furnish an inferior grade
of cigar when you are touring, pro
viding you increase the speed of the
"Don't be too ambitious, the red light
that you are trying to beat may be
the town constable.
Don't think the girl in the other
car is flirting ' with you when she
waves her hand; she may only be warn
ing you of a trap. It s a good bet
Edeson also sells motorcycles and he
has one of his characters refer to them
in a rare bit of the vernacular: "I al
ways thought those poor simps that
rode motorcycles were the original
cheap-skate guys, but If I can't get a
runabout, me for the lonely life on one
of those stuttering bikea"
3-M1XCTE VCTrCAXIZERS HERE
Repairs Made and Machine on Way
in 1 0 Minutes, Is ClaHn. ,
Drying and vulcanizing perfectly In
three -minutes, the new vulcanizing: ce
ment manufactured by the Aiiller Rub
ber Company, at Akron, O., will make
it possible for motorists to have tube
repairs done and be on their way ten
minutes from" the time they reach the
This is the fastest curing adhesive
presented to the trade. It is known as
Miller three-minute-cure vulcanizing
cement, and is used in connection with
the Akron company's tube repair gum.
which also has the rapi curing feature.
Much criticism has been made as to
the value of a three-minute .cure for
permanent repairs. The Miller com
pany, however, has demonstrated the
greater advantage In better curing and
the faster work that can be done with
the new product.
CRO&S-COXTIXEXT RACE PTjATf
Preliminaries Declared Settled lor
Greatest of Tests in 1915.
An automobile race across the con
tinent is now practically an assured
event in connection with the Panama
Pacific Exposition to be held at San
Francisco next year.
W. L. Hughson, president of the Pa
cific Kissel Kar branch, who is chair
man of the exposition racing commit
tee, is authority for the statement that
the most important preliminaries have
been arranged, although there remains
a vast amount of work in obtaining
rights of way across the various states
This would be the longest road race
ever held and undoubtedly wouU en
list most of the great drivers of the
Fire Motorcycles Equipped.
Constant Improvements are being
made in the motorcycles designed for
fire department use. In order to make
them more serviceable. One of the new
fire-fighting motorcycles is. equipped
with two extinguishers, one on each
side of the front fork of the. machine.
Canada Hds Relay Race.
A motorcycle relay race to carry a
message from the Mayor of Halifax, N.
S., to the Mayor of Vancouver, B. C,
is being arranged by the Canadian Mo
torcycle Association. According to
tentative plans the route will be partly
n Canada ana partly in America, the
Dominion riders delivering the message
at Windsor to members of the Federa
tion of American Motorcyclists, who
would carry it around the southern
shores of the Great Lakes. From there
the Canadian cyclists would again take
up the trail, making a dash across the
prairie to the Rockies. The distance
of this proposed transcontinental run
Is approximately 6000 miles, and about
100 motorcyclists are expected to aid in
delivering -the message - In record
'Studebaker Is Pathfinder.
A Studebaker "Six" wag the path
finder car for the Philadelphia En
quirer's recent Atlantic City run. This
car, driven by H. R. Groat, also acted
as pilot car for the tour itself and dis
"No Horses, No Barns, Clean Oread,"
Is Slogan to Which Discriminat
ing Public Quickly Responds.
The .newest and one of the best ar
guments ever advanced for the motor
truck, as against the horse and wagon
system of transportation has been pro
duced by a Kan3asClty firm, Paxily's
Wholesale Bakery. The day that this
enterprising firm purchased and put
into commission Its fleet of Willy'
Utility three-quarter ton trucks It be
gan a systematic advertising cam
palgn, calling the attention of the pub
lie to the fact that Its bread and other
baked goods were absolutely clean.
from raw materials to delivery, a cam
palgn which was made possible only by
Ihe use of the power vehicles.
"Clean bread; delivered clean," Is
now the slogan of the Pauly Bakery,
and the people who buy baked goods
have been quick to see the desirabll
lty of purchasing products in which
cleanliness is made indeed "next to
"There is absolutely no comparison
of motor and horse-and-wagon meth
ods, as applied to the delivery of bread
and baked goods In general " said
member of the firm recently. "While
our product has always been as clean
ly handled as was possible, we really
have a big argument to use in our ad
vertising now. Aside from calling at'
tentlon to tne wnolesomeness and qual
ity of . the materials we use, we are
making a great play on the legend.
'Clean bread; delivered clean. No
horses; no harness; no wagons; no
"And the manner in which the pub
lie is responding is indeed gratifying.
Our business is increasing by leaps
and bounds and we attribute the larg,
est share of the increase directly to the
use of motor trucks. Without them we
never could have made the appeal con
cerning cleanliness to the public that
we are now making.
HORSEHAIR USED IX CARS
Upholstery on Stearns and Other
Makes, Contains Much of It.
This is a horse tale all about horses'-
tails and their relation to comfort and
luxury in high-grade motor cars.
Instead of being a blister to the mo
tor car industry, the horse is an almost
A plausible deceiver, in a spirit of
fun, might tell you that upholtsery in
motor cars is built up of cocoanut
hair. But a trip to the Stearns plant
at Cleveland would completely disprove
Into the upholstery of every car
oes the cleaned, sterilized and curled
tail and mane hair from 25 to 30 horses.
Horse hair is used in varying
amounts in all high-grade motor cars,"
say officials of the Stearns Company.
Fourth of July Mieet Arranged.
A general round-up of motorcyclists
i truism ufnuf3
of the East will be held at Saratoga
Springs. N. Y.. on July 3, 4 and 5, when
riders from half a dozen states will
gather for a Fourth of July rally. There
will be five tours to the Springs, start
ing from Baltimore, Washington, Bos
ton, Springfield and Buffalo. And it
Is expected that several thousand riders
will take part, as Saratoga Springs is
one of the most attractive beauty spots
of the East, and the many roads lead
Ing to the resort are ideal for the two
wheeler. Race meets on the Saratoga
track, a dance, a banquet and a tour
to Lake George will be features of en
tertainment offered th riders, in ad
dition to the regular sessions of the
New Tork State F. A. M.. convention
which will be held on the morning of
Bridge Work to Start Soon.
CHEHALIS. Wash., June 20 (Spe
cial.) County Commissioner Thomas
H. Gray, of the Third District, has
announced that the work of hauling
the steel for the new county-state
bridge at Nesika is about two-thirds
completed and within a short time
active work installing the same and
erecting the bridge will begin.
Lincoln Highway Started.
What Is In effect the first section of
the Lincoln Highway leading from New
York City to be completed, the plank
road from Jersey City to Newark, has
been opened. A movement is on foot
to rename the road the Essex-and-Hud-
son Lincoln Highway.
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Use Your Credit
$300 down, the balance in tlx monthly payment, will buy
you a Ford Automobile.
7 interest on deferred payment.
The Ford Motor Co.'u guarantee goes with each cur
OUR SERVICE IS THE BEST
BENJ. E. BOONE & CO.
Main 3966 S14 Alder St., Portland, Or.
The Car of The American Family
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We would rather have you put a Hupmobile owner on the stand In our
behalf than one of our best salesmen.
For even if you find it hard to credit this story of satisfaction you know
that he has no axe to grind.
You will find him ready and willing to tell you of continuous service, at
low cost, because he feels that his ownership of a Hupmobile has done him
credit to his judgment.
He feels that in the purchase of a Hupmobile he got something that was
even better than he bargained for.
Ask Any Hupmobiiist
The Hup owner knows that continuous service at lesser cost is a reality
along with low depreciation and a second-hand cash vslue far above
He will tell you that his gasoline and oil consumption is less
His tire mileage greater
His repair-part costs nothing, or next to nothing
His adjustments minor, of the kind he can easily make himself
These are the things that make Hupmobile ownership a delight, and put
second and third Hups into the service of hundreds of owners.
See the Hup dealer today and get the facts at first hand.
Hupp Motor Car Company, Detroit
Dulmage Auto Company
46 North Twentieth Street, Portland, Oregon.