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THE ' SUNDAY OREGOXIAX. PORTXANP. JTTXE 28. 1914.
business, giving the people a mall serv
ice twice daily Instead of once. R. L.
Calvin, who has the contract to carry
is ttiUDrairaiii in d ii dm in o o o i n u d m i
the mail from Toledo to Knab will also
use an automobile and will do a pas
The star route from Morton to Han
dle and Lewis is one of the few big ones
In Lewis Countv that will still use me
Willamette Valley-Central pre'
gon Outlet Safe for Autos.
horse and wagon for transporting the
mail, but with the completion oi-xne
Nesika bridge It is announced thav there
will be a daily auto stage service' from
RifTe that win connect with the Che-halis-Riffe
CONSIDERABLE WORK DONE
Several Thousand Dollars Available
Jfext Month Eugene 'ow I-ess
Than One Day'a Motor Car
Ride to Center of State..
EUGENE, Or, June 27. The McKen
zie Hiver highway, the only motor car
outlet from the Willamette vauey into
Central Oregon. ha8 been formally de
clared open and safe for motor traffic
The announcement Is made through the
United States Forestry officials, who
have been instrumental in building
what is now practically a macadam
ized highway, open to all classes of
motor traffic across the Cascade Moun
tains. They also have been instru
mental In obtaining nearly 120.000, in
cluding road district money, which will
be spent to. complete the highway , this
Until this year the road Has been
open only to expert and adventurous
drivers with a class of machines almost
especially built for Climbing. Since
last Summer 80 per cent grades have
been cut down to 7 per cent. Although
the Jlillican Hill grade has not yet
been reduced and will not be for an
other two months yet, this remaining
obstacle is not too difficult for any
Passing of Snow Harks Opening.
The passing of snow on the summit
tef the Cascades, on the lava beds at
the foot of the Three Sisters, with
Mount Jefferson towering to the north.
Is what marks the opening of the road,
or the roadwork on Deadhorse Hill,
the most difficult grade, was completed
last Fall. This year three miles of
new road have been cut In solid rock,
and only one more heavy grade is left
At present Crook County, officials,
tender the direction of Supervisor Mer--rlll
of the Deschutes National Forest,
are working with 21000 to be expended
before July 1 on the sand grades on
the east side of the mountains. After
July 1 about $3000. of equal parts of
county and Government money, will be
available to complete this work. Be
fore July 1 .on the west side of the
summit 4500 will have been expended,
and after July 1 more than $8000 is
available to complete that part of the
McKenzie Highway near the summit
above McKenzie Bridge. '
Individual Districts Aid.'
These figures do not include- the
money to be spent along the McKenzie
River by the individual road districts
and by the county. The Blue River
district has taxed itself to expend
$7000 on but a few miles of road, which
will connect the semi-macadam road
constructed during the last two years
from Eugene to Blue River with the
government-county built road beyond,
to and over the summit.
The project for the construction of
the McKenzie Highway was conceived
and carried out by Clyde R. 6eitz, sup
ervisor of the Cascade forest, who went
out among the people of Eugene and
solicited J8000 to use with money
raised In a similar manner along the i
(highway to spend in ro&a. oibwicuj nui
able to make their own road.
Rough Roads Avoided.
It means that the motor car traffic
through Oregon from now on may come
' through the Willamette Valley as far
as Eugene, where turning east. It may
cross the Cascades Into Central Ore
gon over perhaps the most scenic high
way in Oregon with a maximum seven
per cent grade on almost macadam
roads. In this way would be avoided
- the rough roads and the tremendous
(trades . of the Pacific Highway
through the Siskiyou mountains be
tween Eugene and Medford. A side at
traction Is the fishing in the McKenzie
River, famous over the Pacific coast,
the hot springs and the Summer re
sorts of this valley.
Once Into Central Oregon, the motor
tourist drives through the Jack-pine
over roads that never are muddy or
rough because of the soil formation,
past Crater lake to Klamath Falls.
, avoiding the mountains. From Klamath
i'alls he may pass onto the Highways
of California by way of Medford and
the new Jackson County nignway, or
tie may reach the Lincoln Highway
east by way of Lake Tahoe.
. Road In Good Condition.
Smith Taylor, forest ranger at Para
dise Station above McKenzie Bridge,
In charge of the road work at Milltcan
rrade. says, the wind of the last week
has dried up the road, and that at
present It is In as fine a condition as
It will be all summer. A government
telephone line, itted with weather
proof telephone attached to the trees
for the benefit of the tourist and the
forest guard Jointly, follows the road
over the summit Into Sisters. 100 miles
east of Eugene.
With the new highway as far com
pleted as It now stands, Eugene Is sep
arated from Central Oregon by . less
than a day by motor car. The trip
from Eugene to Bend, a distance of
140 miles, in a day will be possible for
machines this Summer, according to
the forestry officials.
On the very summit of the Cascades,
S000 feet above Eugene, there is a
tretch of road, with snow patches be
fclde the road the year around, and the
enow caps directly above, on which a
Fpeed as high as 30 and 40 miles an
hour is -DOssible for seven or eicrht
MAIL GOES BY AUTOS
DOUSES CITE WAY TO MOTORS OX
LEWIS COUNTY ROUTES.'
Large Increase In Tonnage Noted, bat
Improved Roads Permit of .
V Better Service S -
CHEHALIS. Wash- June - 87. (Spe
clal.) With the advent of the better
roads for which Lewis County is De
coming well known over the North
west, automobile" mall service is being
rapidly installed on the various star
routes, especially on the main .roads.
An automobile stage and mall service
bas been in operation for some lime
between Chehalls and Rlffe. and Che
halls and Alpha. The distance to Rlffe
Is 42 miles, while the route to Alpha is
20 miles, seven miles of which is served
by automobile stage.
Recent weighing of the mails on the
star route out of the Chehalis post
office toward Eastern Lewis County
Fbowed that there-was an Increase in
theVnall handled from the months end
ing May 15, 1914, of more than a ton
as compared with the same period in
1913. The parcel post Is largely to be
credited 'with this Increase, but there
has been a great development in tne
country and new people are coming in.
on th Wlnlock-Toledo star route
T . n Patterson, the contractor, has
lust purchased an automobile, which
lie will use for mall and passenger
EXAMEXj factory being bctlt
Buick Company's Xew Plant to Be
One of Best In World.
A three-story fireproof . building is
being built by the Bulck Motor Com
pany 'at Flint" for its enamel plant.
The structure will be 108 feet by 265
feet and, according to Bulck officials.
It will be one of the most complete
factory buildings in the world.
In addition to the standard equip
ment of the modern enameling plant.
In the Bulck building will be Installed
the monorail system for moving the
raw- material and the finished product
to the various parts of the factory.
There will be 15 ovens and two high
speed electric elevators of 4000 pounds
capacity each. There will be washed
air ventilation, dustless floors. Ice-
copied drink in? fountains of running
water, well-lighted and sanitary lunch
and locker-rooms and shower baths for
the employes. The work Is scheduled
for. completion October L
GOOD ROADS IN MEET
AUTOMOBILE CLANS TO GATHER
. IS WHITE MOUNTAINS.
Experts to Talk on Progress Made 1
Eastern States and Subject of -Federal
WASHINGTON, June 27. Governor
Felker, of New Hampshire, will head
the list of neted speakers who
will address the good roads session of
the midsummer meeting of the Amer
ican Automobile Association, to be held
at the Hotel Maplewood. Bethlehem, N.
H.. on the afternon of July 6. White
Mountain visitors generally are Invited
to attend the highways gathering which
will ha directed by Chairman George C.
Diehl, of the A. A. A. National good
State HiKhway Commissioners 8. Per
nv Hooker, of New Hampshire; Lyman
H. Nelson, of Maine, and Charles W.
Gates, of Vermont, will tell of road
development in their respective states.
An address, which will have some ref
erence to Federal aid. will be deliv
ered by Paul D. Sargent, the -State
Highway Engineer of Maine, who ww
formerly acting director or tne unnea
states office of nubile roads of the
Department of Agriculture. Colonel W.
D. Sohler, chairman oi ine uiawauuu'
setts Highway Commission, also ex
nects to be present.
The American Automobile Association
Ik accentuating this Summer New Eng
land territory for the reason that a
year hence there will be a decided trend
to the Pacific coast on account oi tuts
Panama - Pacific Exposition in San
Francisco, and the magnet of wonderful
roads accomplishment in Southern Cal
ifornia, as wen as in w cruu hu mi
inEton. Early inquiries to the associa
tion touring bureau, 437 Fifth avenue,
indicate a substantial army of road
travelers who will head westward In
The rendezvous at Bethlehem will
begin with arrivals on the afternoon
of Julv 3. For the Fourth of July
a programme of gymkhana stunts in
charge of Dai H. Lewis, secretary of
the Automobile Club of Buffalo, who
has made a specialty of this sort of
thing, is being prepared, bunoay, juiy
5, will be devoted to short tours to
various points in tne wnne juounuu,
with the meeting of the A. A. A. di
rectors and the good roads session on
the following day. There will be a scat
tering of the clans on the morning of
July 7, many having piannea supple
mental tours Into Maine and Vermont.
VISITORS TELL OF TRIP
C. C. PILLING GETS FIRST LIGHT SIX
CHALMERS FOR TOUR.. .
Roads Found to Be In Good Condition
and Ante Travels Over Worst of
- Tbera Wtthont Repair.
C. G. Pilling, a British Columbia, gov
ernment attorney, and his brother. R.
W. Pilling, both of Vancouver, B. C,
arrived by automobile In Portland last
Thursday evening and left Saturday
morning for San Diego. '
"We are on urgent business at cer
tain points en route." said Mr. Pilling,
"and had planned to start from home
a week earlier, but concluded to wait
for the first shipment of the 1916
Chalmers light, six cars. Finally,
through clever manipulation by H. W.
Welch & Co., the Vancouver agents of
your H. L. Keats Company here, we
were enabled to secure the first 1915
light six car delivered -In . Vancouver,
and left Tuesday morning.
"We arrived in Seattle Wednesday
morning, spent the day there and left
for Portland Thursday morning, arriv
ing here the same evening. So far the
condition of the roads has surprised
us, as we had been led to believe that
they were almost impassable, owing to
the late rains..
"So far we haven't made a single
adjustment. Indeed, we have not even
had to take out a wrench or screw
driver. We have found the unusually
strong headlights in the light six of
great assistance, permitting unlimited
night driving, even on hazardous roads.
"We are rapidly creating sentiment
in our section of the country in favor
of the Pacific Highway improvement
and extension from Vancouver to San
Diego. We will ship our car to The
Dalles and will penetrate California by
way of Klamath Falls and Crater Lake.
We expect to see come fine road when
we strike your Interior country.
"The further south we go the more
beautiful the scenery gets. Our ached
ule calls for our arrival In San Diego
Foreigners Who Raced at Indian
apolis Pleased) With Treatment.
' INDIANAPOLIS, June 27. A most
charming letter..of thanks has been re
ceived by the management of the
Indianapolis motor speedway from the
various foreigners who competed - on
that course during the last 600-mile
The missive states that never in the
history of racing was an equal degree,
of courtesy and consideration mani
fested, not only by the racecourse offi
cials proper, but by the American en
trants as well.
Concerning the conduct o. . latter
on the track only the highest praise is
heard, a more sportsmanlike contest
never having been driven, It la affirmed.
The communication winds up with good
wishes for the well being of the Indian
apolis track and American racing in
general, together with the universal de
fire to be present again next rear. -
WRITE FOR NEW
CYGLEGAR MEET HELD
AMATEURS OUT-DRIVE FROFISi.
SIONAXS r PRE1WI5ARV.
William Bouldin, Newark Millionaire
Aviator and Champion' Auto Polo
PUrer, la Beat Polat 'Winner.
. i .... 1 .vMo.or mr.m niAt
AUlCllUkO i" o. .' w . . - .
held at Teaneok, N. J.. June 13, was the
first event sanctioned by the Cyclecar
Association of America. Held by the
newly organized Cyclecar Club of New
Jersey, It was a success. The events
were won by amateur anvers. -who eu
tirelv out-drove the paid demonstra
tors In every event.
William Bouldin, tne wewar mimon-
.m ftvMwt .-'-
auto polo player, wpn the trcphy ot
tered by W. H. Mclntyre, of the Imp
Cyclecar Company, for the driver win
ning the greatest number of points.
The events were held on a specially
constructed course, 60 feet wide and
' t n ,h. f.i-tn nf thn .llh'a
iDUU ICC L iuub. " " ' -
president. Dr. C G. PerclvaL This was
spnnKiea vim v , . -
soil and sand and had a gradient of one
foot in seven to make the contests hard
and to test the reliability and power of
the little cars.
nw. i eA.v.ni ilt f ltirtr on this course
waa made in 2fi seconds from a stand
ing start and the reverse gear hill
climb of 75 yards in 13 seconds. Both
events were won by Bouldin. The belt
drive cars beat the chain drive cars by
10 points, and in no instance did the
air-cooled motors heat up or seize.
Previous to the races a tu-miw
lir lity run brought In three cars witn
. Th littlit ears aver-
1 ilWb .I."! - --
es-J over 40 miles to the gallon of gas
oline. Tne CiUD Will a ccai iw
and ran on Labor day with the addi
tion of a gallon economy fuel test
"Incense Tag. '
Crwng to- thm variety -of -shapes- and
ME 11 iL
Introducing the New Fore Door Model
Stream Line Body.PIate Glass Rain-Vision Wind Shield
The Ideal Car for Cross Country Driving or City Use
$495 Equipped Complete
Big, roomy seats, with thick, tufted upholstery and deep cushions,
built for luxurious comfort.
Four-cylinder 22 .H. P. water-cooled motor, Bosch. high tension
magneto, Prest-O-Lite tank, best quality Goodrich clincher tires.
Fore doors of liberal dimensions, 20 inches wide.
Left hand drive, with center control.
Gearless transmission the kind that won. the Glidden Tour.
The METZ "22" is the most compactly built car
in the world, and is extremely economical in oper
ation and upkeep. METZ owners travel' 28 to
32 miles on 1 gallon of gasoline, 100 miles on 1
pint of lubricating oil, and 10,000 to 12,000 miles
on a single set of tires. It makes SO miles per
hour, and at hill climbing is unsurpassed. Its engine
develops more horse power per 100 pounds of
weight than any of the big touring cars, and its gear
less transmission does away entirely with gear
trouble. It is easy to drive and easy to
take care of ; , and it costs so little to
buy it, and so little to run it, that
it combines in greatest degree absolute
economy with absolute luxury.
. WINNER. OF THE GLIDDEN TOUR
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sizes of license tag prescribed by the
laws of the various states, as well as
conflicts as to the manner in which
tags shall be displayed, automobile
manufacturers have thus far been un
able to arrive at any entirely satis
factory method of mounting the tag
while purchasers of new cars often
find it difficult to label them ln( a per
fectly lawful manner.
In many cases the result Is that the
tags are applied in such a way that
the numbers are partially obscured
from certain points of view, while in
others several adjustments have to" be
made before the requirements of ths
police are entirely satisfied.
With a iew to obviating these dif
ficulties, the Society of Automobile
Engineers- at its Summer meeting at
Cape May, June 23-27, will consider, the
advisability of recommending a uni
form style of tag, which could be
mounted in a uniform manner, and
which would not only satisfy every
reasonable demand, but also Be a
source of no trouble to the owner.
Criminal ProMcntloaa Starts.
OLYMPIA. Wash, June 27, (Special.)
Labor Commissioner Olson has start-
- . GASOLINE .
More Miles to the Gallon
Highest Grade Motor Fuel
Because It Is ALL Gasoline
. Ask Your
t S 7
The METZ "22," in open competition with cars
of all makes and prices, won the last Glidden Tour,
from Minneapolis, Minn., to Glacier National Park,
Mont., the three METZ cars being the only cars
that held perfect scores, without time extension
or additional allowance of any kind, for the entire
eight days of the contest. The METZ cars were
the lowest priced cars in the tour, and they were
the only cars in it that were equipped with
gearless transmission. -
Mr. Chat H. Men has been building cars of this
and developing their perfection, Mam pear. Ai a
the METZ "22" is today the most practical car on
market, regsrdlea of price, bone power, or any
ed criminal prosecutions of the Clarke
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ana on btuau vvuiur ........... ,
for violation of the public work law.
In each case the Commissioners are
charged with employing men on road
work more than elprht hours a dv. At-
Associated Oil Company
A. D. PARKER, Agent
Phone M. 2055, Homo A-2055
(nrnrv-Oeneral Tanner, In an fflrUI
opinion rendered this w-k, held that
th provisions of the puhlln work law
apply to public officials employing tnrn
more than eight hours, as aa t