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About The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current | View Entire Issue (Nov. 7, 1915)
THE SUNDAY OREGOXTAN, POUTL. AND, NOVEMBER 7. 191 5.
Poptl and eps
BETWEEN Mr. ami Mrs. "W. E.
Coman, the motor of a certain
Franklin automobile is kept warm
almost every hour of the day, dashing
back and forth between this and. that
part of Portland. Since the car "was
purchased, in 1912, Mr. Coman estimates
that lt has been driven fully 29,000
miles within the boundaries of Mult
nomah County and nearby territory.
Before buying the first of his three
Franklins, Mr. Coman used one of the
bigr Studebaker Garfords in the process
of his work as representative of the
Hill lines in Central Oregon. Many a
time he covered 500 miles in a single
day in spinning from Burns, Lakeview,
Klamath Falls to other points in the
great Central Oregon and Southern
Now, as vice-president and general
manager of the Northwestern General
Electric Company Mr. Coman"finds at
least several occasions each day when
the car is a handy utility to get him
from his offices in the Pittock block to
some point where he is due at a con
ference, a luncheon or other appoint
ments of a business or social nature.
During the Summer touring season,
the Comans pass Sundays and the vaca
tion periods driving their car over the
Columbia River Highway, through the
Willamette Valley and to the beaches.
They drove as far as Crater Lake once,
but the Coman cars have never de
parted from Oregon, for Mr. Coman
thinks there are plenty of fine things
to see at home without going to other
states of the Union or other countries.
Goodrich Company to Put Up
Steel Road Markers.
OREGON WILL BE COVERED
Depredations of Vandals Xo Longer
Feared Device Is Arranged to
Withstand Rocks and Said
to Be Indestructible.
The vandals who seem to thrive on
destroying road signs along the high
ways of Oregon soon will have to
scratch their heads hard and long to
figure out a means of continuing their
despicable habits, for the B. F. Good
rich Company announces, through its
Portland manager, W. D. Albright, that
all of the road signs in Oregon will
be replaced with indestructible black
These metal signs are now being
placed along the highways of Cali
fornia, according to Mr. Albright, who
has just returned from a three week's
trip in the Southern State, and soon
after the first of the year the Good
rich workmen will be turned loose in
Oregon. Mr. Albright believes the
roads of Eastern Oregon will first be
covered and then the Central Oregon
ana v estern Oregon highways.
Siisna Undamaged By Rockn.
"The enemies of the public can throw
rocks all they care to at the new signs
but they can't do much damage," said
Mr. Albright at the local Goodrich
branch, Burnside street and Broadway
yesterday. "Of course, it will be pos
sible to shoot holes through them, but
most of the sign-haters are afraid
the arms or the law will erab them
If they make too much racket at the
"A rock thrown against the present
signs will scatter the enamel surface
broadcast and perhaps ruin the sign
but the new signs will have perforated
lettering with a white border that
cannot be damaged in this manner."
"Competition certainly is keen among
me tire companies in San Francisto.
The automobile owners down there
take their pick among 100 different
makes of tires and can even have them
made to order at local plants. Some
have their tires built with threads
'that thick," said Mr. Albright,' as he
ipacea nis arms about the business
length of an accordion.
Huatlnic Trip Simufol,
While in California Mr. Albright
visnea Mrs. Albright s parents at Sac
ramento and his own parents at Oak
land. He also drove to Lake Tahoe.
from Sacramento to Oakland, and went
off into the wilds on a four days'
hunting trip that gave the Oregonian
a generous reward.
He reports that in addition to the
J18.000.000 road appropriation made by
the State of California, that each county
is spending all the way from $50,000
to millions on good roads.
Mr. Albright will probably leave for
mu uooancn iaciory at Akron. Ohio,
the latter part of this month, or early
the St. Louis Browns, has joined the
sales staff of the Maxwell Motor Sales
Corporation, of Detroit, and will be
given a road assignment during the off
season. Sisler holds a mechanical en
gineer's degree and is an enthusiastic
NEW PACKARD HERE
New Car Owners in County
(Reported by M. O. Wilkins, publisher
or the Automobile Record.)
AUTOMOBILE licenses have been Is
sued by the Secretary of State
during the past week for new automo
biles in Multnomah County, to the own
ers shown below. The cars shown are
1915-16 models. The licensed owners
and makes of cars are indicated:
23401 Buebke. Phil. 466 E. Market.
1916 JJaynes tourine car.
23356 Dielschneider, F. L., 245 Stark,
itb uoage touring car.
23388 Du Bois, Dr. I. L., Morgan bldg..
1916 Cadillac Eight tourine car.
23391 Gerlinger Motor Car Works, 36
Oregon. 1915 Federal truck.
23373 Greenfield. G. L., N. W. corner
Fourth , and Alder, 1916 Buick
23372 Murphy, John T.'. 502 Northwest
ern Bank bldg., 1916 Chandler
23398 Olson, August. Deep River, 1916
Hudson touring car.
23405 Portland Printing : House Co.,
1916 Studebaker delivery car.
23374 Ross, John C, 610 Morgan bldg.,
1915 Studebaker touring car.
23389 Wilson, William, 12 Revere, 1915
Hudson touring car.
FIRESTONE TIRE BRANCH AT
SASf FRANCISCO FURNISHES
OFFICE MANAGER FOR
If nf I
I H. C. Belts.. T
Baseball Star Joins Maxwell.
George Slsler. former captain of the
University of Michigan's baseball team
and now star pitcher and batsman of
H. C. Belts..
As successor to J. C. Gay, who
is now employed in one of the
Eastern ofrices of the company.
H. C. Belti will arrive in Portland
this morning to become office
manager of the Portland branch
of the Firestone Tire Company
under Fred W. Thatcher, the
To come to Portland Mr. Belts
left his place with the, Firestone
branch at San Francisco, where
he has received training under
Elmer Firestone -for several
years. Formerly he had experi
ence at the factory In Akron and
at the branch in Akron. He is
rated as one of the most valuable
office men in the Firestone serv--ice.
Mr. Belts will report for
duty tomorrow morning.
Twin-Six' Demonstrator Ar
rives in Portland.
ENGINE POWER PRAISED
Frank C. Riggs and E. J. Clark
Again Are in Good Disposition
and Heralding Fine Points of
Latest Offering in Cars.
At last . Frank C. - Riggs and E. J.
Clark, the "twin sixes" of the local
Packard organization, - are again in
good disposition, for the first regular
Packard'Twin Six demonstrator arrived
in Portland Friday for keeps.
Previously Mr. Riggs and Mr. Clark
had to be satisfied with a glimpse oc
casionally at the Seattle demonstrator,
which was driven down to Portland
every week or two for a bit of exercise
and to give a large number of anxious
Oregonians a chance to take a peek at
the sensational new car and to sit on
its luxurious cushions, even if for a
few moments only.
But now the Portland car has come
to stay. The. car is a beauty of 125
inch wheel base, painted in the stand
ard Packard color, blue. Commencing
tomorrow and until Wednesday night
the new car will be on full dress dis
play at the Riggs store on the Cor
nell Road, and after Wednesday it will
be introduced to Portland streets and
Multnomah County highways a la dem
onstration by appointment.
"Beneath that shapely hood is some
thing of the supple strength of the
panther," philosophized Mr. Riggs yes
terday, as he patted the Twin Six bon
net and unraveled a poetic vein par
allel to the one he uses in telling vis
itors the wonders of the Columbia
. "There, under that hood, an eager,
willing energy, resistless in its vigor,
delicate in its sensitive response to a
perfect control, waits to fulfill your
slightest wish. From a sightly unit on
the steering post every operation of
the car's mechanism may be directed
with ease and certainty.
"As the motor idles, its perfect bal
ance is emphasized by a noticeable
freedom from vibration and by the ab
sence of that shuddering and quivering
of structure and equipment. No jarring
note creeps In to cloud the harmony
of line and form. The storm-tilt wind
shield is made to become a part of the
whole design, not merely an addition;
the windows are firmly and accurately
in place and never rattle, but they may
be opened or closed with ease.
"The new 12-cylinder car is a ma
chine of all delights, of all weathers
and of all service. In the traffic's
maze or in the road's freedom, its su
periority is as pronounced as its charm.
Masterful, responsive, elegant, it is the
happy welding of industry and art. It
is the greatest Packard."
course there have been other parties
held at various times at the Automo
bile clubhouse, but the one party that
win De remembered In time to come
was the Halloween affair. George M.
-namoers, assistant secretary of th
club, again distinguished himself as
host. Covers were laid for isn mem
bers and guests, and the only regret is
FIVE PORTLAND ALTO MEN
ANSWER CALL OF FAIR.
It appears io be quite the
thing these days for the mem
bers of the Portland automobile
fraternity to go to San Francisco
to see the fair.
At the present time A. B. Man
ley, president of the Dulmage
Manley Auto Company, is pre
sumed to be on his way home .
after a 10 days' visit at the ex
position . W. C. Garbe, manager
of the Oregon Motor Car Com
pany, is there unless busy pick
ing fresh oranges In his famous
orange grove near Los Angeles,
and George E. Johnson, manager
of the Portland branch of the
. Chanslor & Lyon Company, is in
the Southern clime.
F- W. Vogler, president of the
Northwest Auto Company, and
W. D. Albright, manager of the
Portland branch of. the B. F.
Goodrich Company, returned last
week from visits in California.
Mr. Vogler brought with him two
cups won in the exposition races
by his speed boat, Vogler Boy.
You are cordially invited
to call, view and inspect
the world's latest masterpiece
of motor construction, the
on exhibition at our salesroom, Nov
ember 8 to 10, inclusive.
We will be pleased to arrange an ap
pointment with you for a ride in this
wonderful car at any time after the
To ride over our beautiful new high
ways in this Packard twelve cylinder
car is to experience all the thrills of
It is the car of a new measure of util
ity and satisfaction; masterful, respon
sive, elegant, it is the happy welding of
industry and art.
IT IS THE GREATEST PACKARD
Frank C. Riggs Company
Cornell Road and 23rd Street
that the clubhouse is not large enough
to accommodate all who desired reser
vations for the occasion.
The rooms were beautifully .decorat
ed Autumn leaves, cornstalks, quanti
ties of yellow chrysanthemums, pump
kins and the brilliant coloring of the
Chinese lanterns adding much to the
beautiful effect. Dinner was served at
7 o'clock, and afterwards the rooms
were cleared for dancing.
HIGHLIXE CANAL WORK STARTS
Improvement Expected to Be Com
pleted Before Winter Sets In.
WENATCHEE, Wash., Nov. 6. (Spe
cial.) Actual work on the improve
ment of the Highline Canal was begun
this week by Guthrie & Co., of
Portland. Material for the concrete
work has been ordered. The work will
be rushed, with the expectation that
the greater part of it will be com
pleted this year before the cold
The work will amount to $40,000,
according to estimates of the en
gineers. The wasteway at the west
end of tunnel No. 3 is being washed
out, preparatory to permanent work.
The directors have now obtained waiv.
ers from one-half of the water-users.
representing almost three-quarters of
the total acreage.
King-Street Garage Open.
In the large shop at the rear of the
former home of the Gerlinger Motor
Car Company, on the southeast corner
AUTO CLtB PARTY IS GAY
Halloween Festivities Are Marked ly
The Halloween party given at the;
Automobile Clubhouse. Saturday nightU
October 30, was a big success. Ofi
It's All Over
But the Overcoat
WB HAVE AX EXCELLENT LINE OF OVERCOATS AND
RAINCOATS FOB IOC, MR. MAN.
Lined Gloves, Unlined Gloves. With and "Without Gauntlets.
ARCHER AND WIGGINS
Qak Street, Corner Sixth.
Master Carburetors, Diamond Tires. Etc
We have just received a large shipment of Robes and
Steamer JEiugs made of Pure Oregon Wool.
PRICES AND PATTERNS ATTRACTIVE
BALLOU & WRIGHT
Broadway at Oak
GASOLINE and OIL TANKS
IS TO RAG K StlTEMl fOR PUBLIC A II Pu i
Tlt liARAKEI. . D, Standard. Oialrlcl m
kalca. a Cvtlnll ttMs. U.i. 147, "
Ynlcanizing and Retreading R.LBLODGEIT, SVr.1. ?J75'
of King and Washington streets, George
Kerth. and Charles Hopping have
opened the King-Street Garage.
-. Mnajr, wno for six years was
located on the old automobile row along
upper Aider street, has charge of the
repair shop and, judging from the
amount of grease he manages to get on
his nose and clothes, Mr. Landy is
still a very busy man.
1 2-CYlINDER INTEREST HIGH
Pathfinder Distributers In All Large
Cities Except Three Now.
Pathfinder distributers have been ap
pointed in all of the large cities of the
United State's with the exception or
three centers, writes V. K. Stalnaker,
vice-president and director of sales of
the Pathfinder Company of Indianapolis.
"There is a tremendous interest in
12-cylinder cars all over the country."
says Mr. Stalnaker. "St. Clair Couzens,
assistant director of sales and adver
tising manager of our company, haa
just returned from a trip to the racitie
Coast, where he visited Los Anseies.
Denver, San Francisco, Spokane, Port
land and Seattle. Mr. Couzens advises
me that the automobile business 011
the Coast is in better condition than it
ever was before. There will he a liort
age of cars in the large Western cities.
Dealers are enthusiastic and are en
joying a big business."
USE Savage Tires and reduce your
tire expense to a minimum. They
last8 longer than most tires and
cost considerably less than many.
Savage Tires are high quality tires in
every respect, but they are low priced
because the middleman's usual profit is
saved and taken off the price.
To reduce your tire expense and at
the same time secure the satisfaction that
Savage Tires always give to users, call
on our distributor. He has a complete
stock of Savage Tires and is well
equipped to supply your needs.
John A. Walters Co., Inc.
Broadway at Ankeny, Portland
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