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About The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current | View Entire Issue (Nov. 7, 1915)
THE SUNDAY OREGOXTAX, POItTLAXD, NOVE3IBER 7, 1913.
SAXON AGENCY IS
GIVEN W. B. DOAN
reading "No! This is not a Dodge
Bros." He drove this around the city
every day, and in addition used a series
of newspaper advertisements: "Dodge
Bros. Car Has Been Shipped"; "Every
Day Brings Dodge Bros.' Car Nearer
Australian Shores"; "Welcome Dodge
Bros.' Car When It Reaches Adelaide,"
were some of the phrases used.
As a result all Adelaide is talking of
Dodge Bros.' car. "
SAVEVQ BY TRUCK .IS CITED
Only Woman Dealer in Clay Prod
ucts Explains Business Aid. ,
"I hesitated a long time before de
ciding to buy a - motortruck, but now
I wish I had bought it six months
yes, a year ago."
It was Miss Astrid 8. Rosing, of Chi
cago, speaking, the only woman who
FROM TRIP PLEASED
Former Detroit Business Asso
ciates Are Brought To
gether in Portland.
Studebaker Man Says Auto
Sales in Northwest Will
Break AH Records.
LOCATION BEING SOUGHT
DEMAND HARD TO SUPPLY
lienjamin E. Willebrand, Western
Manager, Chooses From Ranks
of Studebaker Campany Man
Wliom He Once Served.
BT CHESTER A. MOORES.
Once upon a time W. B. Doan wu
ealesmanager of the Olds Motor Works
branch at Detroit. One of his star sales
men was Benjamin E. WiHebrands. and
his stenographer was R. C. Getslnger.
Today Mr. Getsinger is salesmanager
or the Saxon Motor Company and Mr.
WiHebrands is Western manager for
the same organization. Last week Mr.
WiHebrands picked W. B. Doan from
the ranks of the Studebaker Corpora
tion of America, which he formerly
represented, and made him the dis
tributor of the Saxon cars for the en
tire State of Oregon. Already Mr. Doae
has telegraphed to Mr. Getsinger, hii
former stenographer at the Olde
branch at Detroit, to reserve several
hundred Saxon cars for dispensation
among the Anglo-Saxons of Oregon.
After his connection with the Olds
Motor Works at Detroit, Mr. Doan went
to Boston to open up the New England
branch for the R. C. H. Company. He
came to Portland several months ago
and has, lintil-Iast week, traveled under
the direction of A. H. Brown, manager
of the Northwest branch of the Stude
baker Corporation of America.
Permanent I. oration Sought.
T"or the present Mr. Doan says the
Saxon Motor Sales Company of Oregon
will be located at 31 North Nineteenth
street in conjunction with the Braly
Auto Company. He is now looking
around for a permanent location for
the Saxon headquarters and will soon
make a trip through the state to es
tablish sub-'dealer agencies. W. S.
Barnes is already busy as a city sales
man. "I brought Mr. WiHebrands along
with me just to prove that the Saxon
is the car for the big as well as the
small," remarked Mr. Doan as Pho
tographer McMonigle, of The Oregonlan
staff, was aiming at the two comrades
and the car.
Mr. Willebrand is said to be one of
the largest, if not the largest, automo
bile men in captivity. He is six feet
four inches tall and weighs precisely
"22 pounds, both before and after
meals. Unless excelled by the bulk of
R. T. Hodgkins. salesmanager of the
Studebaker Corporation of America,
who visited Portland recently, he is
perhaps the biggest automobile man
employed in the selling end of the iu
"I may not weigh as much as
Hodgkins, but I'll wager a couple of
Saxons that I stand higher," commented
Contrast Is Striking.
Mr. Doan is by no means a short
man, but his five feet six and a half
inches of depth contrasted alongside
the aeroplane heights of Mr. Wille
brand make him appear almost dwarf
ish. "The entire chassis of the new Saxon
Sixes is of Timken construction and the
motor is of the 30-35 horsepower Con
tinental type," said Mr. Doan yester
day. "As Mr. Willebrand says, the 1916
car is the Tiffany of automobile con
struction. "The new features of the car are
WHITE COMPANV HAS NEW
C. S. Huntoon, who for some
time has been successful as man
ager of the Standard Garage
Company, of Great Falls, Mont.,
the dealers in that territory for
the White motor cars and trucks,
arrived in Portland last week en
route to San Francisco, where he
is to be initiated as Northwestern
representative for the White
Company. Although Mr. Huntoon
will work under the direction of
the Pacific Coach branch of the
White Company at San Francisco,
his headquarters will be in Port
land. He will travel through
Oregon. Washington. Idaho, Mon
tana and British Columbia, the
territory formerly covered by R.
S. Kurd, who came to Portland
recently as manager of the local
branch of the company.
The White touring car is now
the highest priced touring car on
the American market.
three-speed transmissions, Timken
axles, handsomer and roomier body, an
improved high-speed motor, signal
lamps at the side, ventilating wind
shield and adjustable control pedals.
Although the six is perhaps the trump
card of the new Saxon line, the two
passenger car has been continued with
a 15-horsepower, four cylinder motor
and with many important improve
ments all through the car."
958 Machines Take 3513 Persons
to "Yellowstone Since Ausrust 1.
Yellowstone Park tourist travel of
all classes since August 1. the day that
marked the opening to automobilists
of this National park of nature's won
ders, has been compiled by the touring
bureau of the American Automobile
Association at Washington, D. C.
The number of tourists who entered
In conveyances other than automobiles
is divided as follows:
West entrance. via Yellowstone,
Mont., 1 4.359 persons: north entrance,
via Gardiner, Mont., 860S; east entrance,
via Jackson. Wyo., 1238; south entrance,
via Cody. Wyo., SS; total for all en
In this same period the automobile
tourist records show the following di
visions as to persons and cars.
West entrance, 1403 persons in 392
cars: north entrance, 1377 persons in
365 cars; east entrance, 701 persons in
193 cars: south entrance, 32 persons in
This gives a total of 3513 persons in
AUSTRALIAN' HANDLES DODGE
Agent at Adelaide Excites Cariosity
According to information received
by Dodge Bros., the motor car sales
men of the Antipodes are not much be
hind their American brothers in ad
vertising stunts. S. A. Cheney, of Ade
laide, was recently appointed Dodge
To arouse " curiosity in the car he
fitted up an old cycle car with a sign
STl'DEBAKER SIXES TO BE
TESTED 131 tTJrtQPE lip,
As early tomorrow morning as
A. H. Brown, Northwest manager
of the Studebaker Corporation of
America, dares to awaken Mayor
Albee, an interesting reliability
run will be started in front of
the Mayor's residence in Laurel
hurst with a 1916 Studebaker
With Mayor Albee as official
starter - and Frank C. Riggs,
president of the Oregon Motor
car Company, at the wheel, the
run will commence about 7
o'clock. The car will be run
through the streets of Portland
and over the .boulevards near it
for about 12 hours tomorrow and
on Tuesday until it has covered
a total of 1000 miles.
Similar runs will be started to
morrow in 500 cities of the
United States with Studebaker
Sixes. The National contest is
staged to show how universally
the Studebaker car is represented
In this country and to demon
strate that recent road improve
ments have made it possible to
atage such an event even this
late in the year.
In order to kill several "birds"
with one stroke, the local Stude
baker officials have arranged to
carry at various intervals dur
ing the day a large number of
prominent Portlanders who hap
pen to be In the market for au
tomobiles Just at this time.
has ever had the eourage to engage in
the business of selling clay products,
according to the Brick and Clay Record!
"How much does it save me? About
20 per cent. You see it replaces three
teams and moves -much faster than
horses. I can give service with my
truck my middle name is service it
is so painted on the side of the truck.
And since it helps me to live up to
my reputation. I am for the truck."
Thus, in a few short sentences. Miss
Rosing summed up her experience with
a Kissel Kar dump truck. Without
going further into the discussion of
that time-honored chestnut about a
woman's instinct for a bargain, let it
suffice to say that here again has her
ability to get more than a dollar's
value for a dollar paid out been proved.
OFFICE SPACE DOUBLED
"GASOLISfE KING" EXTENDS HEAD.
QUARTERS O V BROADWAY.
Acceptance of Savage Agency Is Marked
By Establishment of Fie
To make room for his increasing
business, occasioned principally by the
establishment of his "free tire service"
and his acceptance of the agency for
the Savage tire, John A. Walters, the
"gasoline king" of Portland, has dou
bled the capacity of his headquarters
at the northeast corner . of Ankeny
street and Broadway, by adding the
store Just north of his original home.
The new store will give Mr. Walters
a store with twice the capacity of the
"No road is too savage for the Sav
age tires, but once in. a while the best
of tires will get a juncture and then
the free tire service brigade is needed
to render first aid to the injured within
a 10-mile radius of my plant," said Mr.
"Instead of the customary three plies
of fabric, the three-inch Savage tire
has four. The 37 by S has seven in
stead of six. . The 5 -inch Savage . is
made with eight plies. .
"And every ply is 174 -ounce fabric,
not 16 or 16.
"Uniformity is the chief thing to be
desired in tire building. It is impos
sible to get uniformity in a hand-made
tire the strength of tire makers
varies, they get tired and careless at
the end of the day.
Savage carcasses are all made by ma
chine. Uniform stretch of each separate
ply of fabric and perfect adhesion of
all the plies at. every spot make the
Savage tire unexcelled for strength.
Blowouts are reduced to a minimum.
"The tire building machine wraps the
frictionized fabric around the "core"
(which gives shape to the tire), and
smooths the fabric so carefully and ac
curately that every bit of air is ex
cluded and not a wrinkle can form."
The largest single law office in the coun
try is the Attorney-General's of York
State.-whlch takes up all the time of Attorney-General
Woodbury and his 3S assistants
At present the office is handling S1'S3 cases
involving more than X130.000.000 in money
Factory Said to Be 20,000 Cars
Behind Orders Output of 2 50
a Day Will Be Incraesed
to 400 In Spring.
A. H. Brown, who presides over the
local branch of the Studebaker Cor
poration of America, which controls all
of the Northwest territory, has always
been good-natured and optimistic, but
since his return last week from an ex
tensive trip through Eastern Washing
ton and Montana his smiles seem to be
broader and deeper than ever.
The payrolls in Butte and other Mon
tana cities are larger than they ever
have been before, Mr. Brpwn says, and
the roads through the Montana region,
where convict labor is employed ex
tensively, are fine. Everywhere he
went Mr. Brown was aeked about the
Columbia River Highway. He says all
classes of people appear to be inter
ested in the Oregon boulevard.
"Reports from every section of the
Northwest indicate a record-breaking
season for automobile sales this year,"
says Mr. Brown. "Never before have
we experienced such a tremendous de
mand. Although our factory is turning
out 250 cars a day we have 20,000 or
ders unfilled, and new orders are com
ing in so rapidly that it is difficult to
catch up. Right here in the Northwest
we have 500 unfilled orders now, and
yet we have produced almost 4000 more
cars thus far this season than we pro
duced up to the same time last year.
"Our company is in better shape to
fill the demand than many others be
cause of Its foresight in laying in raw
material. Some time ago we placed
an order for steel enough to build
86,000 oars, and also took similar pre
cautions in laying in aluminum, bronze
and leather. Our wisdom in doing so
is evidenced by the fact that the price
of aluminum has doubled elnce ' we
contracted for our supply, and the
straight-grained, hand-buffed leather
we are using has been in so great de
mand that every carload shipment has
had to come through by express.
"We are now engaged in enlarging
our plants and equipment to an extent
where we can build 400 cars a day next
Spring, and we definitely plan on man
ufacturing 100,000 cars next season.
Only a single instance of our prepa
ration for this increased output is an
investment of $100,000 in a big drop
hammer to turn out crank shafts for
our sixes in greater quantities. This
was necessitated by the unusually large
size of our crank shafts this year, for
we are modeling them on the propor
tions of high-speed English motors.
"As soon as this new addition to our
drop hammer equipment is finished we
can turn out an unlimited quantity of
sixes, which are in such great demand
this season. This demand for the six
this year is in surprising contrast to
the conditions three years ago, when
we pioneered six-cylinder touring cars
at low prices. Customers then were Un
willing to believe that a six was an
ideal car, but usage has proved it so
strongly that now argument seldom
arises and purchase simply depends on
the question of difference in prices be
tween sixes and fours.
"But our increased six business has
not taken anything away from our
four business, for the four-cylinder car
is now so standardized by adoption and
usage that it will doubtless have to be
figured with for years to come as a
standby, regardless of new models with
"One remarkable phase of the auto
mobile business of the present day is
the increasing number of -: purchasers
who are wage-earners, which indicates
Clearly that the maximum point of
yearly sales has nowhere near been
reached, and probably will not be for
years to come, for the improvements
and price reductions year by year are
making first cost and maintenance so
low that the family with a modest in
come can afford to own and operate
"The good roads movement is also
broadening the automobile market. The
wonderful progress in this direction in
the Inland Empire is significant, and
such beautiful roadways as the Co
lumber River Highway and the Olympic
Highway are very hopeful sigps, al
though it should be borne in mind that
the greatest value of good roads is the
Increase in property values throughout
those sections possessing road improve
ments. "Good roads are also going to bring
a tremendous increase of tourist travel
in the Northwest, which will bring
business, not only to automobile mer
chants, but to hotels, restaurants and
shops in all lines.'The favorable opin
ion expressed by fair tourists return
ing through the Northwest this year is
a conclusive indication of this already."
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Mighty, resistless, locomotive power that seems capable of sweeping
you on and on forever that's what you feel as you sit at the wheel of
Saxon "Six." First you sense it in the low, healthy purr of the motor.
Next you note it in the steady, even pull as Saxon "Six" gets under
And then when you step on the ac
celerator, what a revelation of power
.you get. Saxon "Six" leaps forward
eagerly, like a hound unleashed.
A world of speed awakes at your
touch on the throttle. Hills level
themselves magically. You romp up
steepest grades without the. slightest
feeling of effort or strain.
Most men now favor a light weight
car. For lightness means economy
on tires, in fuel, in all around upkeep.
And Saxon i'Six" has it. Not the
lightness of skimped construction,
but the sturdy lightness of modern
engineering and quality materials.
All -men want beauty. For beauty
means skilled design. Saxon "Six"
has a beautiful yacht-line body ex
emplary of the newest motor fashion."
It has a smart garnish strip around
top of body. It has a superb finish
of ever-new lustre.
All men want comfort. Five passen
gers have room a-plenty in Saxon
"Six." There's ample leg space. The
wheelbase is 112 inches. No car at
less than $1000 has more room than
Here Are Further
Top Place Features
Two-unit electric starting and light
ing system; Timken Axles and Tim
ken Bearings throughout the chassis.
Better axles cannot be bought; si
lent helical bevel drive gears; battle
ship linoleum , covered, aluminum
bound running boards and floor
boards and 17 other improvements.
Latest Saxon Six
Its new-style beauty will delight you.
So will its equipment. But look below
these refinements. . In the hidden
parts you will find further worth.
After months of use and miles of
travel it is the sub-surface quality
that will win your deepest admira
tion. !.,x T"rin Car .' s 8R5
"Six" Roadater 885
"Six" Toarlag Car with drtarhnble all
weatfcer top j Toarlng Car Tap lneladed 108S
Saxon Motor Sales Co.
31 North 19th, Near Washington St. :
SAXON "SIX" A Big Touring Gar for Five People
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CADILLAC OUTPUT BIG
OF' V-TPYE EIGHT-CYLINDER CARS,
17,258 SHIPPED IN YEAR.
Millloaa of Dollars' Worth, of Equip,
mcmt Inadequate (or Production
of Sew Model Autos.
"Including the cars built and shipped
from the factory at Detroit on October
23, the Cadillac production of its V
type, eight-cylinder model reached the
total of 1S.159 cars, said H. M. Covey,
Cadillac distributor for Oregon, yes
terday. "Beginning with the shipment of the
first elght-.cylinder cars, which was
October 10, . 1914, the production for
the even year ended October 8, 1D16,
Vas 17,255 cars.
"While the figures, of themselves,
are interesting, they do not reveal the
actual significance of what the Cadillac
Company has done to make them pos
sible. When the company's engineers
had developed the eight-cylinder
engine to the point where the company
could feel sure of its ground, the most
gigantic part of, its task was still to
be accomplished. '
"Several million dollars' worth of
equipment was inadequate for the pro
duction of the new ear. New machin
ery, new tools and new fixtures were
necessary for almost every part of the
new car. Much of the existing equip
ment was utilized through redesigning
"But even so, new equipment at a.
cost of more than half a million dol
lars was installed. Thus it was im
perative to design, manufacture, in
stall and systematize hundreds of new
machines, in order to reach a volume
of production on a. type of car entirely
new, not only to the Cadillac, but to
the Industry in America.
"In view of these facts, the building
of more than 18,000 cars of the new
type, in & little more than a year, is a
manufacturing achievement seldom
Bash Driver Palls "Stuat."
After winning the 25-mile free-for-all
at Claysville, W. Va.. W. I Pedit
amazed the crowd by turning his Max
well in two consecutive circles at full
NEW SAXON CAR BRINGS FORMER DETROIT ASSOCIATES TOGETHER IN PORTLAND.
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-BIO FE1LOW" WILLKBRiDS 1D V. B. DOAS, WHOM MR. wILLEBRANDJ HAS APPOINTED SIXOS
DISTRIBUTOR FUR URU(iO. THE CAR IS A lltl SAXO.V SIX.
speed, just to demonstrate that ha
had never been ii danger of capsizing
on the turns while the race was on.
One Family Has Had 11 Kissel Ears.
Kissel Motor Car Company claims
the record sale of cars to one family.
C. B. Henschel, of Sheboygan, Wis., and
his immediate kin have owned 11 Kis
sel Kara. Four
chased this rear.
of these were pur.
70,000-Mile Maxwell Record Ont,
Charles A. Bevier, of New Haven.
Conn., has a Maxwell "25" touring car
in which he already has driven more
than 70,000 miles about his home an
on the New England roads.
1916 Model Chalmers
for $500 Cash
The Balance May Be Paid in
I ' " "Ty f " I
In order to help stimulate sales during the next few months, when ordi
narily few cars are sold, we have decided to offer the above inducement to
people of Portland and vicinity. With the addition of the many miles of
hard-surfaced roads recently completed, you can use a car to advantage all
Winter where before this was not practicable. You will be surprised also
at the many fine days for motoring during the Winter months.
We have several samples of the new Chalmers models on our floor and
will soon have our Palanquin model on display. We believe you will want to
see this car and that it will appeal strongly to you it is practical it is no
afterthought. The whole completed car was designed at one time the com
fort, convenience and luxury of a touring car and a limousine combined at
virtually the price of a touring car.
Touring 6-40, 5-passenger. $1400
Touring 6-40, 7-passenger :.1475
" Palanquin 6-40, 7-passenger. . .$1825
Touring 6-48, 7-passenger $1700
Above prices are f . o. b. Portland.
Our sales force will gladly give you details.
H. L. Keats Auto Co.
Broadway at Burnside Street