The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, October 18, 1914, SECTION FOUR, Page 6, Image 54

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Bad Roads and Steep Grades
Met by Plucky Engine
Without Trouble.
Record of Sales in Oregon
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Soft Earth and Slippery Hills F'ail to
Stop Tour Eren In Downpour.
Sheepherder Ignorant or
War Is Found.
"At no season of the year could the
roads in Oregon be worse for a cross
country trip than they are now," said
W. 45. Dulmage, of the Dulmage-Manley
Auto Company, who has just returned
from Klamath Falls by way of Green
Spring Mountain.
Mr. Dulmage drove one of the new
1315 model Hupmobilea, which had Just
been received from the factory at De
troit, the Hupmoblle managers having
requested him to give this car a more
thorough and rigid test over mountain
ous roads in order to satisfy the be
lief of the engineers that they were
building a car that would stand the
most difficult strains to which a car
could possibly be put under the most
unfavorable conditions.
In reply to that request Mr. Dulmage
remarked that if they would allow hia
to drive the car in his way over moun
tainous roads there might not be any
thing left to tell the tale, and the
answer was that if-he could do the
machine any harm they would replace
it with a new one.
Rough Canyon Road Met.
The roads from Portland to Cottage
Grove were of firm macadam. But
upon reaching Pass Creek Canyon E.
N. Brandt, assistant Pacific Coast sales
manager of the Hupp Motor Car Com
pany, who was accompanying Mr. Dul
mage as far as Medford, suggested that
it would be an opportune time to put
chains on all the wheels. After this
had been done they encountered some
rough going, there being only one
track along the canyon side.
In a great many places where road
work had been going on the wheels
were almost out of sight, the mud be
ing up as far as the radiator. To add
to this difficulty, the rain poured down
steadily. The roads were bad all the
"way through to Oakland. From there
on to Canyon City, due to the good
roads enthusiasts, driving was good.
Upon leaving Canyon City they began
the climb up Cow Creek Canyon, where
many automobiles found the going
next to impossible. After leaving the
summit the roads into Glendale and
from there on were in splendid condi
tion, and Medford was reached in good
time without any mishaps of any kind
and no adjustments had been neces
sary. Sheepaerder Igrnorant of War.
The road from Medford to Klamath
Falls, through the Cascade Mountains,
was by the way of Green Springs
Mountain, and an elevation of more
than 5000 feet was attained over a
rocky and treacherous - road. Upon
reaching the summit, which, by the
way, was some 22 or 23 miles from
Ashland, Mr. Dulmage encountered a
band of goats which were herded by an
old-time sheepherder, who lived back
In the wilds so far remote from civil
ization that he had never heard even
the slightest rumor of the war now in
The goats were so pleased with the
looks of the new 1915 Hupmobile that
they blocked the road, and, goatlike,
hopped up on the logs 20 or 30 In a. row
admiring the car.
From there on the road led through
a dense forest containing some of the
finest timber in Oregon. In Medford
the Hupmobile agent. Court Hall, in
formed Mr. Dulmage that the road from
the summit to Klamath Falls was one
beautiful boulevard, which boulevard,
however, never materialized, and Mr.
Dulmage concluded that the joke was
on him. In Medford he was also ad
vised to carry plenty of water in water-
bags while en route, which would be
needed in mountain travel, but with
the Hupmobile an extra supply of
water was not necessary, as the motor
had no tendency to overheat, and no
water at all was required for the going
or returning trip.
After leaving Medford on the return
trip the roads to Grants Pass were ex
cellent, but from there the road condi
tions, owing to heavy and persistent
rains, were about as bad as could well
bo imagined. The residents of Grants
Tass advised against making the trip
to the summit of the mountains over
such steep and slippery roads, but as
the car had been working with such
beautiful regularity he went. About
halfway up the mountain the car be
gan to slide against the bank, which
was more fortunate than had the ma
chine turned in the opposite direction,
as the opposite side of the road was the
edge of a steep precipice.
Unnhlr Chains Are Used.
In order to get traction for the
-wheels it was necessary to put two
pairs of chains on rear wheels. These,
with the assistance of sticks and twigs
cut rrom nearby trees and placed un
der the wheels gave sufficient traction
tBack the car out where a better
roadbed could be obtained, ' and the
journey up the side of the mountain
was continued, the grade varying from
20 to 43 per cent. The descent into
Glendale was over a well graveled road,
entirely free from the disagreeable
rod clay.
A few miles this side of Oakland Mr.
Dulmage encountered some graders
who agreed to furnish their teams to
pull the Hupmobile through the soft
earth, where they had been making a
fill', but Mr. Dulmage replied that he
did not believe he needed four horses,
as he already had 38 under the bonnet
of his Hupmobile.
The road men said that no automo
bile had ever gone through that par
ticular section without the assistance
of teams. Mr. Dulmage proved the
splendid pulling power of the Hud
mobile, going every inch of the wav on
its own power amid the hearty cheers
of the workers who literally took off
tmFir nats to the car.
,Ihe remainder of the journey back
tai.i'ortiana was easy going, and dur
mg the entire trip from Portland to
Klamath Falls and return the Hupmo
Dllfl earned a perfect score for itself
and seemed to be working even better
after its l09 miles over Oregon roads.
Numerous stops were made all along
tne way com going and returning, am
everywhere crowds turned out to wfl
come the new member of the Hunmo
bile family, which created the greatest
enthusiasm ever and was the object of
sincere admiration.
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Cora Belle Bonnie Out in Her
Chalmers Every Day.
Kittitas Rancher Dies.
ET.T.KNSBTJRG, Wash, Oct. 17. (Spe
elal.) Frank Wipp!, 71 years old
well-known Kittitas Valley rancher.
lied here this morning. Mr. Wippel
uvea wiin njs tamiiy just north
town on a fruit ranch. A widow and
foir sons and five daughters survive.
ln funeral took place today.
Jaunts to AVoods and Streams Alone
Take Woman's Mind From Work
and Relax Strained Nerves.
Trip in Storm Made. .
The life of the leading woman of a
stock company is one in which amuse
ment plays a. very small part. In the
morning she studies the lines, the
characters and the situations of the
play two weeks off. Then she re-
earses the play of the next week and
then plays the play of the week. After
that there Is "nothing to do until tomorrow."
But the human mind demands relax
ation of some kind. And for relaxa
tion the modern motor car comes in.
Miss Cora Belle Bonnie, of the Baker
Players, is sure that she simply would
not be able to do the work, day in and
day out, without the use of a car. In
which she can drive for a half hour or
an hour in the open air of the woods,
free from the world of make-pelieve.
iwiiss uonnie is a unaimers ran. She
as owned cars of several makes, but
as had to dispose of them as she lo
cated in different parts of the country,
She found it cheaper, almost, to buy a
new car where the distance forbade
making the move in the automobile.
A car suited to her special needs is I
ow on the way and in the meantime!
Miss Bonnie is exploring the country
about Portland in one of the Chalmers
She is an expert driver and any man
who says that a woman never can learn
tinker with carburetors, ignition
systems and tell just exactly what each
part has to do, had better see first
that Miss Bonnie is not a friend of
his audience.
The leading woman has traveled in
almost all sections of the country, with
the exception of the Pacific Coast, in
car under her own hand. Her most
recent trip was from Galveston, Texas,
to Chicago, the largest share of which
was made In a blinding storm.
Other members of the party wanted
quit, but Miss Bonnie stuck to the
wheel and plowing, sliding and wheez
ing, the machine finally arrived in Chi
cago. This was just a year ago, when
the Middle West suffered an early
Miss Bonnie has taken a liking to the
Pacific Coast and while her engage
ments may take her away for length
ened periods, she is going to see all
of it before long.
Two afternoons a wsek allow her a.
freedom from stage duty and on those
he is out on the roads, sometimes
with friends, but mostly alone, for' she
is just aesthetic enough to enjoy the
solace and company of Oregon's woods.
Her last drive was over the Skyline
Douievard, to the northwest of the city.
It was her first glimpse of the city
rom the heights and decided her to
get a car, even this late In the Fall.
1 Cora Belle Bonnie, leading; woman of the Baker Players, la new Chain
2 A more intimate view oi Miss B onnle at the wheel of the Chalmers.
Columbia Highway Extolled by
Saxon Manager.
Construction Work Is Marvel, Says
C. F. Jamison, Here to Confer
With H. Ii. Keats on Sale of
1915 Touring Cars.
There is not a stranger who sees the
Columbia River highway but says that
the new scenic road is one of the
greatest assets of the state. The latest
to congratulate Oregon is C. F. Jami
son, sales manager of the Saxon Motor
Car Company, the wire-wheeled car
which is handled in Portland by H. L.
Mr. Jamison went over the road on
Thursday and though he has toured
every section of North America he de
Clares that there is nothing in America
like It.
To me the most beautiful motor
drives have always been those of New
Hampshire, Virginia, and, of course,
the one up the Hudson." said Mr. Jami
son. "But now I have seen the road
which eclipses them all. While others
may be beautiful through part of the
year this grand boulevard will be an
all-year route of pleasure.
"Now, Oregon needs to advertise It.
The Columbia River is known through
out the Nation, but it has not yet been
firmly allied to Oregon and Portland.
It's now up to the people of this city
and country to bring the two together
in the minds of the traveling public
and, moreover, to bring the highway to
the attention of the people. i
"The route is an ever-changing one.
Others have their spots of beauty, but
the eye wearies of most of them. But
this one. never!' Each turn, each gen
tie grade and each drop brings the
tourist to something which he can see
on no other point in the road.
"The construction of the road is an
other marvel and Oregon certainly is
fortunate to have such men as Mr.
Teon and the Bensons to build its
roads. -
"I think the Commercial Club ought
to get to work now. The drives of
this country are practically unknown in
the Middle West and East, and the
tourist who misses them is leaving out
some of the most beautiful land of
his tour."
The Saxon is going to have a still
greater year In 1915, according to
Mr. Jamison.
"The Saxon factory has turned out
10,000 cars in 1914, which is a record
for any car to make in its first year.
We are very proud of the mark be
cause it shows that we have some
thing which struck a popular chord.
"However, we have felt the demand
for a touring car and will have such
a car, with many features, patterned
after our popular roadster.
"It will be announced on November
15 and ready for delivery on January
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Packard Two-Ton Truck, Delivered to H. Jenning &
Sons This Week
This Is the 115th Packard Heavy
Duty Truck in Our Territory
84 of which are registered in the Stato of Oregon on October 1st, representing a
total investment of nearly $500,000, almost twice the amount invested in any other
make of Truck, regardless of size.
Cornell Road, 23rd and Washington Streets
1. We will show the first models at
the New York shows. - It will be some
thing very original and of the quality
which has sold the Saxon small car.
"We also have made arrangements
to equip the cars with electric starters
and lighting for $70 additional, which
probably will be a sales aid."
Xovel Kollow-Cp System Tried.
"Follow up," as it may be applied to
the automobile tire business, is demon
strated by a firm of dealers in Birming
ham. Ala. This company sends a scout
about town to note when any of the
tires which it handles are showing
signs of being worn, so that a new cas
ing is likely soon to be necessary. From
his reports solicitation of business fol
lows by telephone, call and letter.
Motor Fuel Used In War.
Some years ago more or less wonder
was expressed at the army require
ments that a motor be capable of us
ing three different fuels gasoline,
benzol and alcohol with the same car
bureter. The present war, with its
shortage of fuel, has demonstrated how
essential it is to be able to use one or
the other. There are places in the
xone of activities where only benzol
can be had: at another place alcohol
only is available, and at a third gaso
line is on hand. It was a wise precau
tion that made it imperative that a
motor be capable of using one or all of
these fuels.
Teamsters Held to Blame.
A New York court has held that when
a teamster stops his wagon diagonally
across the highway, leaving insuf
ficient space for an automobile to pass
in the rear of the wagon, when the car
is in plain sight, he is guilty of negli
gence, and the employer must stand
for any damages which result to the
automobile by reason of the same.
Our experience, knowledge and facili
ties guarantee the best market for your
scrap rubber or metals. Nothing too
small nor too large to handle. Bring
us your scrap material or Khip it ir
and you will receive the same treat
ment, whether yon are here or not. We
are not here today and gone tomorrow,
but are here all the time and expect
to be for many years to come.
Positively the l.arKr.t, Oldrvit and Most
Kellable Denlera la SrrBp Ma
terial la Oregon.
Wholesale Dealer In All Ciradrs Somp
Kulihfr, 31 eta In and Cant iron. Offlee and
.Metal PI nee, I Mi Columbia Street: Iaone
Main fillM. ltiibber Warehouse, 2S Hall
Street. I roa Yards. hi. Corner Water
and .Mill Streets.
Great Ttush at Packard Factory He
Hults From Heavy Forcigrn Order,
DETROIT, Oct. 17. (Special.) More
than 1000 men stormed the employment
gate of the Packard factory in De-
trait, and police were called to stem
the rush. One officer was removed
from the scene in a police ambulance.
This was one of the stirring lnci
dents following- the receipt of an order
for ISO trucks to be boxed for foreign
shipment and to be delivered at tide
water on or before Tuesday, October 13
This order came througrh the Packard
selling branch in New York. Its ap
proximate valuation is $500,000. While
the final destination of these trucks
has been cloaked in secrecy, it is
understood that they are intended for
the battlefields of Europe.
The order came by telegraph late
Saturday afternoon, October 3. Em
ployes of the truck shops were at once
notified to report for duty on Sunday.
Factory service cars were comman- 1
deered by the truck department on Sun
day morning and scouts sent in every
direction recruiting men. Sunday's pur
chase of boxing stock exhausted the
supplies of the Detroit lumber yards.
Thirty-nine Trucks were boxed and
shipped Sunday alone. A later tele
gram from New York ordered future
consignments to be unboxed. This was
adopted to gain time.
Ninety of these trucks were two-ton
units, while the remaining half of the
order were three-ton capacity. So that
the consignment would reach its des
tination on the date specified, the fac
tory was compelled to turn out one
truck every 40 minutes, working 24
hours a day for five days.
In anticipation of just such an emer
gency, the Packard Motor Car Com
pany has been assembling reserve sup
plies since the beginning of European
Officials of the Michigan Central
Railroad resorted to extraordinary
measures in supplying freight cars and
providing a special right of way so
that there might be no tie-up en route.
The trucks will be shipped as bare
chassis. It is reported that the bodies
will be built by an American concern
that makes a specialty of truck equip
ment. . They will be of the prairie-
schooner type and equipment with bow
top and tarpaulin.
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The State Registration of automobiles selling
above $1000 for the month of September, 1914,
shows: '
Buick - - - 19 -
Studebaker 17
Overland - - 2 .
1915 BUICKS.. O.B. Portland
Model C-24, 25 H. P. Roadster. $1010
Model C-25, 25 H. P. 5-Passenger Touring --S1085
Model C-36, 35 H. P. Roadster. . . .' S1335
Model C-37, 35 H. P. 5-Passenger Touring S1385
Model C-55, 6-CyL 5-Passenger Touring ...1800
Howard Automobile Co.
Phones : A 2550, Main 4555 14th and Davis Sts.
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