The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, October 11, 1914, SECTION FOUR, Page 6, Image 52

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The Oregonian to Open Service
Department to Help
Owners of Cars.
Problems or Motorist to Be Answered
by Those Who Know Purpose of
Every Bolt on Any Kind of
Machine TTsed in Oregon.
Particularly for the benefit of those
out of touch with the automobile cen
ters and larger cities The Oregonian
will in the future conduct a "service
This particular field will be devoted
entirely to the readers, and through
arrangement with the service men of
the prominent Portland automobile
branches any questions pertaining- to
any automobile which is used in Ore
gon may be asked of The Oregonian.
Queries Often Asked.
Such questions have been coming to
the office of the automobile editor for
some time, and in expectation of filling
a want these queries will be handled
by experts with a view to giving the
reader the most complete information
possible on his particular trouble.
Three of the men who have agreed
to act with The Oregonian are M. P.
Barrett, of the Studebaker Corporation
with headquarters in Portland; Charles
West, of the Overland branch, and
l.ouls Buntzell. service manager for the
Howard Automobile Company, dis
tributors, for the Buick and National.
Mr. Barret is a new arrival in Port
land and in view of the growing im
portance of Portland as a distributing
point in the Studebaker system he was
sent direct from the factory at Detroit,
lie was in the factory as a department
manager for several years before being
sent out to see that Studebakers all
over the Northwest were doing as they
Experts Are Enlisted.
Mr. Buntzell, at the Howard Com
pany, has been in the Buick factory and
is a mechanic who has seen many
years" service with the Buick and
other automobiles.
The man who takes care of the serv
ice department of J. w. Leavltt & Co.
has seen service avlth a majority of the
. automobiles made. The last few years
he has specialized with the Overland
and is in a position to offer expert ad
Vice to the users of that popular car.
West has also done racing service
and has worked many a night building
up the delicate mechanism of the 100
horsepower racers. He was at the Ta
coma track this year.
Information to Be Accurate.
The service men of the other com
panies will be enlisted and users of any
car will be given accurate information.
This department also will be devoted
to garage and repair hints and any re
pairman, dealer or car user who has
discovered a better way of doing some
of the more difficult things or the
easier ones, should write it, with name
attached, and send it in.
Where a sketch will tell more than
a description a pencil drawing should
be attached for reproduction.
All questions or suggestions should
be sent to the Automobile Editor The
Oregonian. Portland. They should be
mailed or left at the office before
Thursday noon if an answer is expected
on the following Sunday.
Avr-;iniiY motor pmx simple!
liivc-nlor i:iiniinates Useless Parts J
to Promote Krriclency.
With the exception if . the Weidely
motor, the trend of automobile design
in the present seems to be toward com
plexity rather than simplicity. Experts!
are frank to confess that Weidely has'
made a big advance in engine construe- !
tlon. in that the principle Is exactly
rhe same as in his conventional type of
niitomobile engine, whereas. the number
of moving parts has been greatly
l.nliko the makers of rotary valves,
sleeve types. etc.. Weidely did not de
part one iota from established prac
tices. His motor is an example of
utter stmplincation. rather than a pres
entation of anything new in a mechani
cal way It has valves In the head, as
navo other motors, but a single cam
than operates the valves, in turn op
erated by a single vertical shaft, wtalCi
indention does the work of 12 push
,- VV Cm sha"s- their at
tendant murtrpHeity of parts
Weidely has been a pioneer in the
adoption of many features which have
1, t teSi f time- " la interest
ing to note, for example, that the
original Premier was equipped with a
vertical motor, located in front. wheS
horizontal motors were almost uni-
if'e1" ,and the c1'"ders were
the T head type with inlet and ex-
wTth .h'alVe?- " 0PPsite sides; also
Ein,Jh, c-vl,nders st in pairs, the
identical construction which has been
o much heralded as the typical high
Brade motor for the last few years.
Aiso the valves were mechanically op
erated when the suction intake was
almost, if not entirely, used -In othtr
wT,hrS-,nA1SO ,hB Car was equipped
with sliding gear transmission, as
Kainst the almost universal planatary
transmission of the time y
wiVhW.ahSnJ,hVirSt ar in "Ica fitted
with shaft drive and universal Joints
to be catalogued as a standard product
,cach ne of these steps was to its
contemporaries, so is the Weidely motor
to the conventional type.
Waverlcy Company Official Tells of
..." Courtesles of Munich Mayor.
;.W: Einer. of the Waverley Com
pan Indianapolis, was among the
Americans marooned in South Germany
at the outbreak of the war
falling on the Ill-fated kaiser Wll
helm ,ler Crosse on her last trip from
New ork. he joined his family In
Bavaria just before war was declared
TVlaycd tor some three weeks in Mu
nich by the temporary loss of his bag
Rage, he was a passenger on one of the
trains provided by the German gov
iment for American tourists. At the
departure of each of the tourist trains
;the Mayor of Munich and the women
tf his family paid a last visit of cour
tesy and made a parting gift of flowers
to all Americans on board, while crowds
pathered at the stations along the route
ind cheered as the trains went through.
! In Holland, on the other hand. Amer
icans were subjected to many discom
forts and inconveniences, said Mr. Eig
Jner. ; Mr. Eigner gave some time to study
ing the electric vehicle situation aboard
land Is convinced that the close of the
wer will see the opening of a large
jnarket in England and on the Conti
nent for the electric commercial vehicle.
1. Charles West, Overland service department. 2. Lou In Bnntsell. Buick
nntos. 3. M. P. Barret, Studebaker representative.-
Owners of Strongly-Ballt Machines
Enjoy Sight-Seeing Trips Over
Scenic Highways.
"During the past couple of seasons
there has been a great deal of talk in
the automobile trade -on- the- decline of
touring," says H. L. Keats, local repre
sentative of the Chalmers Motor Company.
"In fact, so general was the idea that
the greater number of automobile buy
ers were not buying cars for touring
purposes that some companies have
almost entirely dropped. the -production
of cars designed for general touring
"It has been commented upon bv a
number of our customers that the 1915
cars seem to have been built rather
for city and boulevard driving than
for general touring.
"To ascertain whether or nob this
supposed tendency was an actuality,
the Chalmers Company conducted an
extended investigation among automo
bile owners in several sections of the
country. The results of . this canvass
Indicated that instead of being on the
decline automobile touring is constant
ly Increasing among those who own
cars which are built for the more stren
uous work.
"In one instance in New York a
Chalmers Investigator - spent- several
days on one of the main state high
ways making an accurate register of
the touring parties traveling over that
road. His report shows that more than
90 per cent of the cars used for general
touring were of three makes. The can
vass among Chalmers owners indicated
a material increase in those who each
year make extensive tours as com
pared with a similar canvass held three
years ago.
"With every Indication that automo
bile touring is increasing rather than
waning, the new Chalmers cars have
been designed particularly for this
work. While the sale of Chalmers cars
for city use has increased steadily with
each season's business, the necessity
of building those cars for the strenu
ous work of touring has never been
lost from sight. The result is that at
least among Chalmers owners there Is
at the present time more touring than
ever before.
"I know of my own investigations
that this is true in the territory cov
ered by this company and I see only in
dications that owners of those cars
adapted to touring are becoming more
and more appreciative of the possi
bilities of seeing the country best by
an automobile."
ofttoiaijS paixt koad ; sigxs
Packard President and Secretary
Place Lincoln Iligliway Feeders.
Henry B. Joyr personally seized a
paint brush last Saturday and. helped
put Lincoln Highway feeder road signs
on telegraph poles all -the way from
Detroit to Toledo. ,
Accompanied by Earle Welborn, his
secretary, the Packard president
jumped into the extraordinary task on
the day of his return from his Summer
home at Watch Hill, R. I., in celebra
tion of the first anniversary of the
famous highway. The two reached
their destination Sunday in complete
disguise, so covered were they with
paint and dust. They obtained food at
dairy lunches and country groceries.
Lincoln Highway lateral markers
will eventually cover the United States,
for the purpose of guiding tourists
everywhere toward the famous high
way. The sign comprises a l&-inch
zone of white, with a 4-lnch band of
red at top and bottom. "To Lincoln
Way," is lettered across its face.
House of J. P. Miller, One or Oldest
In Neighborhood, Wiped Out.
TONCALLA, Or.. Oct. 10. (Special.)
The home of J. P. Miller, of Hayhurst,
five miles west of Toncalla, was burned
to the ground Friday. The fire started
from the kitchen stove.
Mr. Miller was one of the earliest
settlers in this section, and the burning
of this house marks the passing away
of one of the oldest landmarks.
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ery Chesterfield
Now in Portland
After seeing and hiding in the JEFFERY CHESTERFIELD SIX at the"factory, we told Jeffery that this car -was just
what we would design, ourselves as a small pppular-price car for our Oregon conditions.
It was a certainty that some manufacturer , possessing the necessary capital, experience and equipment would build a
six-cylinder car of better quality, better style, greater economy and more comfort than could be bought in the past for
less than $3000. .
Any manufacturer or assembler could put together a light Six, and. if he made it light enough in quality, he could
make it a price leader. Jeffery, believing that permanency in this business is the most 'important thing, does" not aspire
to leadership in price, but he insists upon leadership in quality.
You will find, when you read the specifications, conclusive evidence of modern mechanical superiority. You will find
it the last word in distinctive quality. You will find it the most economical car in the six-cylinder field a car deserving
of style leadership. . . -
Jeffery has frankly made an effort in the Chesterfield Six to command the admiration of people of good taste those
who do not hesitate to enjoy quality even though it can be had at a moderate price.
The Jeffery Chesterfield Six is not merely a machine. It is a style carriage embodying each and everv element of high
grade quality and up-to-the-minute mechanical development for which Jeffery cars are now known. The body, full French
stream line, is becoming the vogue in Paris. Chesterfield Blue is the color.
They Have Never Before Been Incorporated in a Car
The specifications below, you will imme
diately see, have never before been em
bodied in any car at any price.
Motor: High speed, high efficiency, bloc
type; 35-42 horsepower. Bljur two-unit start
ing and lighting system, used in the most
"popular high-priced car in America. Trans
mission: Four forward speeds and reverse.
Worm drive, full floating, ball-bearing rear
.axle. Imported annular ball bearings. Three
plate dry-disc clutch. Rich Tungsten steel
valves require no grirdlng or other atten
tion. Bosch ignition, magneto, cables and
plugs. Rayfleld carburetor, cantilever springs.
Combination constant level splash and grav
ity feed lubrication, with indicator on dash,
tiemnier steering gear. Eiffhteen-lnch corru
gated steering wheel, with signal button In
center. Left drive, center control. Two sets
internal expanding brakes 12x2 inches. Side
rails of frame extended under sills of bodv
most rigid construction possible; self-oiling
spring bolts.
Honeycomb radiator European design.
Weight. 2S50 pounds, as shipped. Demount
able rims with lugs. Crown fenders. Spicer
unlversals. Daimler leather coupling. Wheel
base. 122 inches. Body: Roomy, five-passenger.
Equipment: Rain vision ventilating two
piece windshield shaped to cowl; one-man
Xeverleek top and boot: Collins curtains:
Stewart-Warner speedometer. Empico drive
enclosed in axle shaft; Waltham clock; power
fire pump; solar electric headlights with one
bulb of five intensities; no side lights; seam
less pressed steel round gasoline tank with
gauge, carried in rear, with Stewart vacuum
feed; combination dash and trouble lamp:
extra demountable rim with carrier; Klaxet
horn: ammeter; robe rail: footrest: full set
of tools, tire repair outfit and jack. Cloth
upholstery optional.
The Jeffery Chesterfield Six $1800
THIS JEFFERY FOLK, the car which introduced the
European high-speed, high-efficiency motor into America
AH Prices F". O. B. Portland, Or., Complete With Extra Tire.
i bu ma, unesterfield body, 7-pas
senger for th man who wants a larger car
"Jeffery Motor Trucks Three-Quarter Ton, One and One-Half Ton, Jeffery Quad'
Frank C
Firestone: official tells how
to lay vp car for winter.
Wheels Should Be Jacked Up and Cu
infsn Removed From Rims Washed
and Wrapped la Cloth or Paper.
L. Greenwald. head of the service de
partment of the Firestone Tire & Rub
ber Company, suggests the following
precautions to auto owners:
When you are through with your car
for the season, jack it up, remove the
tires from the rims, and wash them
well with soap and water. Be sure to
remove all traces of oil or grease. The
rims, too,, should be sandpapered to
remove all traces of rust accumulation
and painted with liquid graphite.
For the best protection, the tires
should be wrapped i in clean cloth or
paper and laid flat in a cool, dark
place. If possible, store tires where
they will not be subjected to extremes
of heat and cold. A temperature of 40
to 60 degrees is most favorable for
avoiding chemical action in the rubber.
All Firestone tirea are encased in
heavy paper at the factory, by a spe
cial wrapping machine, to protect them
from the deteriorating influence of
light until such time as they are ready
for use.
An effective way is to wrap them in
strips of muslin or burlap, about three
inches wide. Wind these strips around
the tire and have each wrap lap over
about one inch.
Inner tubes should be deflated and
placed In a box, or wrapped in a clean
cloth or paper, and laid flat in a dark
place with no weight resting on them.
If they are left in the tubes, they
should be partly Inflated.
Never let the weight of the car rest
on the tires when laying up for the
Winter months. Jack It up and allow
the axles to rest on supports. The
constant weight on one part of the tire
will cause it to flatten at that point,
creasing the fabric and greatly weak
ening it. If the tires are left on the
rims they should be thoroughly cleaned
and repaired and only enough air pres
sure left in the tubes to keep them well
rounded. This prevents them from
wrinkling or cracking.
While the car Is not in use is an op
portune time to have necessary re
pairs made on tires. It Is the repair
shops' slack season and, as you are in
no hurry for the return of the tires,
they can devote all the time necessary
for your job and do it right.
Examine tires well and have all cuts
in the tread extending through to the
fabric repaired.
By following these suggestions you
can add many miles to the life of your
Arnold I.iobes, of liiebes & Co., Back
After Enjoyable Tour of Xortli.
PAX FRANCISCO, Oct. 10. (Special.)
Arnold L. Liebes has just returned
from a most interesting trip to Port
land in his Mercer. Liebes kept an
accurate account of the whole trip in
the book which he compiled on the
way. Various kinds of road condi
tions may be expected across the state
The first day's run was from San
Francisco to Vichy Springs, and in
speaking of this part of the trip
Liebes says: "We carried 5400 pounds
on our car. and I would advise any
motorist who expects to do extended
touring to take as little baggage as
possible. Practically any place one
goes now In a motor car he can find
everything necessary, without carry
ing a lot of baggage. In the 2020
miles there Is no doubt that we paid
many times over in gasoline, oil, etc.,
the price of many things that we car
ried and did not use.
"For an outing of 23 days, I know
of no ride so delightful as that up to
Portland and back over the route which
we took."
Old Pioneers Predict Mild Pall Will
Be Followed by Hard Winter.
BAKER, Or., Oct. 10. (Special.)
Snow is reported from several por
tions of Baker county, especially on the
ranches in the Burnt River section,
where . there have been heavy storms
of rain and snow now and then In
the past week. Farmers and others
all over the county have taken tip the
work of hauling wood and the ranch
ers are preparing for a hard Winter.
Unusually good weather this Fall, old
pioneers declare, forecasts & severo
Winter, and duo preparations are be
ing made.
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Every Tire Trouble
Brings You Nearer to Goodyears
Every nm-out is bound to remind you
that No-Rim-Cut tires avoid this.
Every blow-out should suggest that our
"On-Air" cure ends a very frequent cause.
Every loose tread will urge reduction
of this risk. In Goodyears by a patent
method we reduce it by 60 per cent
Every puncture suggests our double
thick AH-Weather tread. So does skidding.
So does wear.
Those are four exclusive Goodyear fea
tures. To get them you must get No-Rim-Cut
tires. And that time is surely coming.
It has come to hundreds
of thousands already.
More men use Good
years than use any other
tire. And they are men
who seek just what you
seek. '
We've Earned It
We have earned this place for Goodyears
the topmost place in Tiredom. We have
attained here a quality supreme and unvary
ing. We have long spent $100,000 yearly
on laboratory efforts to better them.
On one exclusive process our "On-Air"
cure we spend $450,000 per year.
The result is maximum sturdiness, the
limit of safety, the minimum of trouble. You
want the benefit. Soon or late that want
will bring you to these matchless Goodyear
tires. From that day on, you will never
give them up.
No-Rim-Cut Tires
With An-Weather Treads or Smooth
Start now -when our
All -Weather tread of
fers winter security
such as no other tread
can offer.
Any dealer can supply yoa
Goodyear tirea. If the wanted
size is not in stock he will
telephone our local bruch.