The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, October 04, 1914, SECTION FOUR, Page 5, Image 51

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Hudson Company Decides to
Push Large Cars to Fore.
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Swimming and Fishing With
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Panorama of Bend Shows Thriving
Town Wliere Sagebrush Grew but
Pew Years Ago, and Ia Ptne
Is Astir With Aotivlty.
Part IV.
Prom Sisters there is a delightful
Bide trip to the Metolius River and to
Battle's Lake. The distance for the
two trips combined is only 33 miles,
Cuttle's Lake being partly on the way,
but to the west of the river.
Leaving Sisters the road runs south
for a short distance, and at the first
fork bears to the right, but thence on
wards the left hand fork should be
taken until the ranches of Henry L.
Corbett and Ben Tone are reached, the
first on the right hand side, the latter
on the left hand side of the road.
About three miles beyond Mr. Tone's
place is another ranch and- just one
mile from this is a fork, the left hand
leading to the Lake, the right to Al
len's and the Metolius.
shuttle's Lake road, in some places
overgrown with small brush in the
center, has one or two well concealed
Btumps, liable to wreck any car unless
the driver proceeds with caution. One
of these stumps was unkind enough
to select the Loco for its second dose
of crank case treatment, but this time
we really were indebted to the stump
for we made, a truly remarkable job
of patching up the wounded portiCv.
Twice the job would not meet with the
approval of the superintendent. He
demanded perfection and his demands
being forcible, perfection had to be at
tained, with the result that In the end
not a drop of oil leaked out.
Suttle's Lake abounds with huge
Dolly Vardens. It is also an excellent
swimming lake, being only the height
of a man for quite a distance out, all
very much of a level. Here we bathed
and generally enjoyed the cool breeze
for the day was a warm one.
' Camp Site Is Found.
Then in the afternoon we set oft again
for Allen's ranch, a most delectable
Kyot to camp for a day or a week or a
month. With this iiouse as headquar
ters we fished the Metolius, with only
fair luck, though the size of some of
tlie fish we caught proves that the big
ones are there, both redsides and Dolly
The stream is exceptionally cold, the
water never reaching more than 38 de
grees even in the hottest Summer. Its
rise is very unusual. About 11 miles
from Allen's is its source, the water
pushing out from the base of Black
Butte. The stream is almost as large
at Its source as it is 15 miles further
down, the flow being rapid and the
stream quite a dangerous one to fish
and impossible to wade. Its name ie
Indian, meaning "The beautiful river
flowing through a canyon."
In reaching Allen's there is one place
where the motorist would be likely to
go wrong. The road has sign posts di
recting the way until one reaches Al
lendale Rangers' station. Here one has
to go through the station graunds and
cross the bridge, but there is no sign
to tell the traveler he should do so and
one is naturally of the Impression that
the station house is the end of the
road there.
Sisters Works for Roads.
After staying a day there we pushed
on once more. Bend being the objective.
To reach this we had to retrace our
route to Sisters, where we had an ink
ling of the desire for good roads. The
proprietor of the Sisters newspaper has
been working incessantly to reduce the
grade on the Sisters side of the Mc
Kenzie Pass. Without an excessive
amount of work on some six miles of
this grade it will be possible to reduce
It at least to a maximum of 9 per cent
In one place and generally to a maxi
mum of 5 per cent. For this year the
money had given out, but it is thought
probable that, realizing the large travel
which can be diverted this way with
the assurance of good grades, the work
will be done early in 1915.
From Sisters the best road to Bend is
the longest way round, being 20 miles
as compared with 1, from where the
two branch. Most of it is In excellent
condition, there being some effective
granite and alkali road construction
Jt-aving Laidlaw, with heavy wall work.
This road is clearly marked "Auto
Road" by large if somewhat primitive
Within six miles of Bend the Des
chutes River comes Into view for the
first time, making a magnificent view
stretching away down below the road.
Information as to Course Needed.'
At Bend Frentzel did a great piece
of soldering and the crankcase was pro
nounced medically perfect and immune
from any further attacks, at least, for
the present.
Leaving Bend for La Pine and Cres
cent, motorists would do well to get
thorough information as to the condi
tion of the roads. There are two, the
tourbook advising the road on the east
of the river. This apparently is never
the best road. It certainly was bad in
August and those who travel over both
roads say that the. lava which abounds
on the east side or on the left of the
river, makes the road hard on tires
and machines.
The west road goes through the saw
mill and then Swings out to the right
and then back again in a large loop,
though it does not approach within
view of the River Deschutes for some
distance. Just after passing Spring
River, with the source on the left of
the road, there is a fork. The left is
to be taken, leading to a bridge across
the Deschutes and so onto the main
east side road, known as the Silver
Lake road. The road is a winding one
but is direct to La Pine and cannot be
To revert for a moment to Bend, we
had an interesting idea of the growth
of this great country in the reminis
cences of Dr. U. C. Coe.
View of Country In Panorama.
He had asked Dr. Mackenzie into his
offices in the First National Bank
building there and from his window
pointed out the houses that had gone
up, the farming that had changed dry
sage land into profitable fields.
, "Yes" he said, "when I came here,
there was an old grizzly that used to
make his regular trek across from the
Blue Mountains to the Cascades. I
camped on his trail for a week but did
not get him. He eventually was killed
by Bill Brock and his skin is now, I
believe, in Harry Corbett's ranch near
We had stopped for a short time at
Mr. Corbett's ranch and ws had all
commented upon this fine skin, an
enormous one, stretched on the floor.
Little did we connect it then with Bend
or as Illustrating the change from
desolation and wildness to cultivation
and prosperity.
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imagine from the name, is one of great
beauty, through an immense and almost
unending forest of yellow pine, with its
invigorating air, its clean, sweet smell.
Much of this National forest around La
Pine and between that town and Cres
cent has just been thrown open to set
tlers who were coming in in large num
bers. One hardly would fail to be Impressed
with the liveliness, the business-like
air of La Pine. It is as yet a very In
fant, but every one breathes business
and a sense of growth and It has close
to it a wonderland that bids fair, when
known, to outrival that of Klamath
Stopping for a short time at the
ranch of Alfred Aya we learned quite
a little of the history of La Pine. Here
is a man whose belief in its future has
led him to go right ahead, to spend
money in any way which will benefit
the community. Ho is ready to help
all and sundry in whatever way he
can. He left the city life of Portland
for the open invigorating life of La
Pine and he has never regretted it.
(To be continued.)
C. P. and It. P. Henderson Alto Take
Charge of Advertising.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Oct. 3. On
October 1 C. P. Henderson became as
sociated with the Cole Motorcar Com
pany as general manager of sales and
advertising. R. P.- Henderson, v his
brother, also joined as assistant to C.
P. Henderson. The advertising remains
under the direction of Homer McKee,
who will handle it as a representative
of a Chicago advertising agency. Mc
Kee remains in Indianapolis and there
will be no break In the continued ex
ploitation of the standardized Cole.
Charles P. Henderson for four years
was in charge of the distribution ot
Cole motorcars. His brother was also
formerly associated with him in the
promotion of sales. Lately C. P. Hen
derson has achieved success as vice
president in charge of sales and ad
vertising for the Regal Motorcar Com'
pany, of Detroit, while his brother
has been in charge of the Regal busi
ness in Canada as vice-president with
supervision over sales and advertising
for the Canadian Regal Motors.
Charles P. Henderson has gained for
himself an enviable reputation as a
sales manager in the motorcar indus
try. The advance strides made by tfle
Cole Company call for the biggest men
in the Industry. Building quality cars
in the $1500 and above class, the Cole
has steadily gained ground. It has one
of the most modern factory plants In
the country to produce its product and
the increase of its selling agencies
throughout the United States, Canada
and foreign points calls for a larger
organisation of experienced and suc
cessful men. Within the past week In
their reports to the automobile trade
papers it was noted the Cole Motorcar
Company announced the appointment
of 29 new selling agencies.
Savannah Plans 3 00-Mile Meet.
Savannah's second annual ?00-mlle
grand prize motorcycle race is assured.'
At a recent enthusiastic meeting of
su uni email inicia, Jt WKS UO-
cided to hold the event on Thanksgiv-
ixjf uver mo lumous vanaerout
course. A list of awards has been ar-
1 1 a.T. t is assured. The promoters an-
uv.iijaj wen miger ueia man last
year when 45 starters left the tape.
Two Start for Exposition.
Among the early starters for the
Panama exposition are W. H. Morreall
and A. C. Collins, of Ilion, N. Y., who
left on the 14th for a motorcycle trip
to the Golden Gate. These riders ex
pect to make expenses while in San
Francisco by piloting sightseers over
the exposition grounds in their motor
cycle sidecar.
High OfioiaLj Join Stndebaker Army.
Gabe E. Parker, Registrar of the
United States. And fitUTHtnrv XTn-1a
of the Brazilian embassy, are recent
iuri-iiasers ot otuaeDaKer cars in
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Phil Metschan is just one of tbe host of big business men to whom the automobile is as important a
part of. the business as the books and the cash register.
But it is not all work to which Mr. Metschan's blx six 8tearns is subjected.'' He is a great 'tourist, and
the railroads are losing one of their best customers.
"I'm 6Q miles up the Willamette Valley almost in the time that it takes to gat to the train," says Mr.
Metschan. "My oar is my right-hand man."
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Top Tbo Big: Six, with Murray Manxllle, of the C. L. Boss Co, at the wheel.
Bottom Captain S. S. Bailey, owner of the car. In the front seat; Mrs.
Bailey and Mian Ella Batley In the tohneau, and Charles Strauhal, Mr. Bai
ley's nephew, at the aide of the car.
National Park Highway via
Mineral Awaits Spring.
Fund Ample lor Resumption of Op
erations Pending Next Appropri
ation Six Miles Complete. ;
View Magnificent.
MORTON, Wash.. Oct. 3. The past
week has seen the closing down of
work for the Winter on the National
Park Highway via Mineral. Morton and
Riffe. M. D. Mills, directing engineer
in charge of the work, left the latter
part of the week for Randle, and on
his return will begin the survey and
location of the remaining parts of the
grade not yet located between Morton
and Mineral.
Anyone who will visit the new road
now being built between this city and
Mineral and from here to Riffe, under
the supervision of Mr. Mills, will be
forced to conclude that road'-building
really is an art. Not only is the road
well built, but it is being constructed
with an economy of expenditure.
Already six miles have been.complet.
ed at a cost of $27,000, $2500 of whloh
was spent for equipment. The average
cost of moving the dirt has been 15
cents a cubic yard. Over the Sunset
Highway it was from 27 to 80 cents.
The cost of clearing right of way has
been (246.64 an acre, while the custom
ary price for such work Is $300.
Fund I,eft for Spring.
Of the $34,000 appropriation for the
road, $7000 remains. With this sum it
will be possible to begin work next
Spring and to continue over the SO days
before the next appropriation, which
it is hoped will be made this coming
legislative session and be available.
The crew, assembled as soon as weath
er conditions permit, may resume work
and not be halted waiting for the re
quired 90 days to elapse.
The road is being built through the
most difficult kind of territory a
dense forest. There are many deep
1 ft
cuts and fills, a great deal of rock to
handle and bridges to be constructed.
There are magnificent views along
this stretch of the National Park
Highway. It runs through unbroken
forest from Mineral to Morton and the
purpose Is to extend it through to Riffe,
where It Is hoped another bridge over
the Cowlitz River will soon be built, to
connect with the state highway, its
completion will give the people of the
Sound country a splendid highway by
way of Mineral, Morton and Riffe to
Chehalls and Centralis and thence back
The extension will be through terri
tory much less difficult to negotiate,
making the cost correspondingly less.
At the same time the extension will be
through a territory where the road will
serve a much greater part of the pub
lic Cltlsens league Acta.
The following resolutions have been
adopted by the Citizens' League of
Lastern Lewis County, which com
prises the Commercial Clubs of Morton,
Randle and Glenoma:
Fi rat That we most heartily commend
Governor l.later and his faithful aides, es
pecially M. D. Mills, under whose Immediat
direction the work Is being carried on. for
the substantial and thorough work that is
being done onthe state road between Min
eral and Morton, and for the -aconomy ana
skill betns; exercisad In Its construction.
Second That we recommend to the Feat
authorities and to the members of the next
State. Legislature an appropriation for the
aunacina ot tha road and tor Its extension
to- Riffe. so that there may be a continuous
highway from the Sound, by way of Mln
eral and Morton, to the other cities of
Southwest Washington and thence back to
tne eouna.
Third That we believe. In these days of
auto trucks, automobiles and far travel, that
,a piece of good road is not merely local
in its benefits, but that It Is a benefit to
all; that it Is, or should be, part of a great
state system, and that such a system would
be one of the most . important elements In
the wealth of our state and in the comfort
of our people.
Fourth That the great bulk of 'our road
building should be carried on by the state
rather than' by local effort, for the reason
that the state can perform such work much
more substantially and aeonomlcally, being
able to employ expert engineers and to pur.
cnase expensive and effective equipment, ana
to make road building a business rather
tnan an accioent.
Thirteen Tour Jfew England.
A Jolly party of 13 riders, headed by
B. A. SwenBon, the "Motorcycle Man,"
of Providence, R. I., has Just completed
a week's motorcycle tour through five
states, and all report the trip one of
the most enjoyable outings ever spent.
Over the White Mountains of New
Hampshire, . past numerous beautiful
lakes, and through Maine, the tourists
Journeyed, setting a pace easily fol
lowed by everyone. The week's trip
covered about 600 miles. '
This is the kind of weather when
some men hate even for their assets to
cover their liabilities.
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C. Id. Boss Helps to Change Mind of
Factory From Offering Only Its
Small Machines' as Orders
Come From Buyers. ,
So much has been heard or the Little
Sixes of today that the larger brothers
almost have been lost sight of by the
kpublic. Advertising appropriations
have dealt with the smaller car almost
to the exclusion of the larger.
For this there must have been some
reason in the minds of the factory offi
cials who have charge of the advertis
ing end of the concerns.
Some of them, asked why this was
so, made the reply that with the pres
ent somewhat unsettled conditions and
with the war in Europe, they felt that
people would be needing only the
smaller cars and would not be liable
to pay attention to the bigger ones.
With one factory this is not the case,
and Portland played quite a large part
in the decision to make just as much
of the Bix Six as of the small. This is
the Hudson Motor Car Company.
C. L. Boss, the local distributor of
Hudson cars, stated recently that, ow
ing to rush orders on the Little Bix,
factory production of the bigger cars
was delayed 60 days. He sent word
back to the factory that he was not
getting, any of the big sixes and not
enoughof the smaller ones.
"Can you sell them if we can ruBh
them?" they wired back.
"Have seven of them told already,
as soon as they "arrive. Letter follow
ing," was Mr. Boss' answer.
His letter, which followed, explained
to Mr. Winnlngham that If the rest of
'the country figured it was likely to be
hit by the war, Portland and Oregon
did not. "This Is a farming country,
and the farmers' prosperity spells the
country's prosperity and the city's
prosperity. We- are selling cars all the
time." he said in part.
Company Changes Plana.
As part a result of his letter and
other dealers' Jetters, the Hudson com
pany has decided to increase adver
tising appropriations for the big cars
as well as for the smaller ones, as
announced a few days ago.
"It's no wonder they can sell these
big sixes," Bald Captain Bailey, of
646 East Sixteenth street, as he drove
away in his, the first one off the floor.
It may cost something more than the
smaller ones and it may cost some
thing more in the way of upkeep, but
the true test of comparison is to find
whether you could get the equal of it
for'the price in any other car.
"Now, for a year I have looked them
all over and, as far as I can see, not
one of the- very highest-priced cars has
any improvement that the Hudson has
not. What appealed to me very much
was the drawing-room seats in front,
which cars around $4000 are Just be
ginning to play up. Then there's the
exceptionally wide doors, both fore and
aft, which make for ease in entering or
getting put.
"One of the nicest things about it.
though. Is Jn the arrangement ot the
back seats and the additional room
without having too long a wheelbase.
The back seat holds three big ones
without any crowding and is so raised
as to allow them to look out well over
the front seat like raised seats in a
theater. Tbe extra seats for the addi
tional passengers are not close up to
the back seat so as to cramp every
body's legs. It's like being aboard a
big vessel, the room there Is to move
about. And for power, she's a whale.
"Although I'm not as young as I
was, I figure on driving the car my
.ie i..i.aii T ran oret at everything
without any trouble, and navigation of
an automobile looks pretty simple to
Seven-Pasaenger Sedan, for Winter
Use, May Be Converted Readily
Into Graceful Roadster.
An announcement has been made by
officials of the Chandler Motor Car
Cnmnanv. Cleveland, of the addition of
four new closed body types to the
Chandler line for 1915.
Probably the most remarkable fea
ture of the new Chandler closed cars
Is their unusually light weight. Since
the company first started manufactur
ing, over a year ago, cnanaier engi
neers have . directed their energies
toward keeping down the weight of
the complete car, and this policy has
been adhered to in the latest moaeis.
As an instance, the big seven-passen
ger limousine, with complete equip
ment and every luxurious feature,
weighs less than 3200 pounds. Both
the coupe and sedan models weigh less
than the limousine, and tbe new cap
rlnlat la well under 3000 pounds.
Five persons can be accommodated
with comfort in the closed compart'
ment of the limousine with room for
the driver and passenger in front. A
new type of folding seat in the rear
can be arranged ao that the occupants
face either the front or rear. These
seats fold down out of the way when
sot in use. All glass windows are
ashless and the windows of the rear
compartment are adjusted by patent
regulators to any height or desired po
The new Chandler sedan will rank
with the handsomest of the 1915 owner
driver types on the market. As In the
limousine, the rear seat is 47 inches
wide, seatinfe three people. The front
seat next to the driver folds out of
position when not in use, giving access
to the drivers seat.
The cabriolet is fashioned after the
style of all-year-round car that has
become very popular in this country
and la in universal use abroad. The
leather top may be folded down in such
a manner as to give the car the ap
pearance of a graceful roadster model,
without emphasising' Its adaptability
for Winter "work as a closed car. The
windows fold into the door and to
place them in position it la only neces
sary to open the doors, fold the win
dows upward." reclose the doors and
the car becomes a completely inclosed
cabriolet. The windshield ia adjust
able for rain, vision and ventilation.
The driver's seat is IS inches in width,
and Is adjacent to a seat facing for
ward 18 inches in width, or sufficient
for two other passengers.
The coupe seats two passengers for
ward and has a corner seat for the
third passenger, facing the rear. The
ooupe. limousine and sedan are uphol
stered in Bedford cord and imported
lace, with the usual equipment of cur
tains. Interior electric lights and other
conveniences. All models are inter
changeable on the standard Chandler
Six -cylinder chassis.
Dann Oil
Something new to add
. - save spring
VsIcaiiiziES & Retreaduis B.E.BLODGETT, SM'p!SilSlKSc""i
. Factory Distributors of
Cole, Lozier, Reo Cars
Main 88S7 A 4959
L. Keats Gives Hints on
How to Choose Auto.
Cheap Machines Sometimes Most Ex
pensive to Own and Big Price
Frequently Paid for Name
That Means Xothing-.
"An automobile buyer, or rather a
prospective buyer, who has not followed
closely the trend of cars, nor tbe rea
sons for the mechanical differences in
them. Is likely to be, after he buys
one, like the man who grot married and
meeting a friend shortly after, said: I
(cot an awful fright on my wedding;
" 'Yes, 'said the friend, T saw her.' "
So says H. L. Keats, of the Keats
Motor Car Company. In speaking of
cars and purchasers.
"To listen to every owner is to be
convinced that his or her car is the
best made. No owner, after buying. Is
willing to admit that there might be
a better car- than his, one better suited
to his needs.
Show No Aid to Novice. '
"To read the catalogues, also is to be
told that there is only one good car.
To attend an automobile show Is a
wonderful expose for the person fa
miliar with the cars, but shows noth
ing to the novice.
"In buying a car, -a, person usually
has a certain amount on which he has
compromised with himself, as the price
which he should pay. His mind is pre
disposed in favor of some car which a
friend owns or which he has seen a
lot of.
"The first thing the prospective pur
chaser ought to do is to inform him
self regarding the service of the car
which he Is figuring on, or the will
ingness of the representative to give
that service.
"Service, by the way. Is a much-
Wins the
eliability Tour
Bnick's reputation for economy and reliability has again been up
held by a supreme test. EmU Hokanson, Madison, Wisconsin,
driving a Buick, Model C-37, won the first annual Wisconsin re
. liability economy tour. Averaging 24.8 miles per gallon of fuel, he
' won the economy test, with a score of 2995 out of a possible 3000
points. He also was awarded the Milwaukee Sentinel $1000 Sweep-
stake Cup. The 1914 Wisconsin state tour is the most important
run staged in America this year.
BEAUTIES! That's what every
one says about the 1915 Buicks
Model C-55 6-cylinder 5 and 7-pass. Touring Car S1SOO
Model C-24 23 H. P. Roadster SIOIO
Model C-36 35 H. P. Roadster S1335
Model C-25 28 H. P. 5-pass. Touring Car S103S
Model C-37 35 H. P. 5-pass, Touring Car $51385
Howard Automobile Co,
Mel G. Johnson, Manager 14th and Davis Streets
to your comfort and
expense. ...
VATB UAHAGK. S. D. Stoddard. District gist.
Sales. 413 Corbett Bids. Main 176.
abused and misused word. No one, in
buying a car, should expect something
for nothing. That would only result In
poor work and eventual failure. Al
though the salesman's promises in some
Instances are unlimited, a person does
not expect to be 'held up" on the theory
that having an automobile he can af
ford to buy anything.
"On the other hand, there are many
instances when a dealer should not
charge In short, a dealer can make a
car expensive to operate or he can
make it economical, provided it la a
good car to begin with.
"A cheap car sometimes is the most
expensive to own, while, on the other
hand, you can pay a lot for a name
that means nothing.
"An automobile is like any manufac
tured product. The factory with the
best and most efficient organisation
can turn out the best for the money.
"With regard to cylinders, that is,
the number of them, manufacturers
and dealers have argued a long time.
However, the majority has chosen the
machine with six. It is smooth in oper
ation. It is economical to maintain, and
the overhauling expense, which is an
important one, is reduced to a minimum
because of less parts.
"The six, I think, strikes the happy
medium. There is no limit to the num
ber of cylinders which might be put
on a car. In theory, the addition of
cylinders would make the car smoother
running, but each one means more
gasoline, more lubricating oil and more
"That's why I pick the six as the
happy medium."
The Keats company has a Bervice
department In Portland which exceeds
several times the space occupied by
the sales departments. Kach of tne
cars handled by the Keats company.
Including the Chalmers. Is backed bv
its service, which Mr. Keats picks as
of as much importance as the original
build of the car.
Auto Tops
Auto Bodies
Auto Painting
K. W. Cor. 14th -and Couch Sta.
Those Main 1844.