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TITTS SUNDAY OREGOXIAN. rORTLAXD, NOVEMBER 3, 1916.
AUTOS OPEN NOV. 15
Number Tags Will Not Be Reserved-First
Served Is Orde'r.
BLANKS MAILED THIS WEEK
HOOD RIVER PARTY MAKES RUN IN
THREE HOURS TO CLOUD CAP INN
Clear Air of Indian Summer Provides Unusual and Sweeping Landscapes Views of Mountain Peaks Inspiring-.
Autumnal Colors Captivate Motorists.
M. O. Wilkins Prepares Compila
tion of Registration Law, Be- ;
quirements of Which Are
Simplified This -Tear.
Registration of the 1917 series for
motor vehicle licenses will open in the
Secretary of State's office November
15. For the convenience of motor ve
hicle owners, chauffeurs and automo
bile dealers, blank applications num
bering approximately 42,000, will be
mailed by the Secretary of State, Ben
yv. Olcott, at Salem, about the middle
of this week.
The 1917 application is much simpli
fied over previous years. The name of
the applicant is written but once and
that is the signature. One item of
data has been added, answering the
question whether the vehicle is new or
lias been used.
For the information of the motor
owners the following compilation of
the motor vehicle registration law by
M. O. Wilkins. president-manager of
the Dealers' Motor Car Association of
Oregon, is given:
Under a ruling of the automobile
department at Salem it will be useless
to ask for any certain tag number, as
tinder no circumstances will number
plates be reserved or set aside. All of
the applications received prior to No
vember 15, will be deposited in some
receptacle and drawn out by a disin
terested party, numbers being assigned
in the order in which the applications
are drawn. After November 15, num
bers will be assigned in the order in
which the applications are received.
Registration of vehicles, pleasure,
commercial and demonstration cars
Every owner of a motor vehicle which
tthall be driven in this state, except as
otherwise provided herein, shall within
10 days after he becomes the owner
thereof, cause to be filed by mail or
otherwise in the office of the Secretary
of State, an application duly signed by
such owner for registration on a blank
to be furnished by the Secretary of
State for that purpose, containing (1)
The name, residence and business ad
dress of the owner of such motor ve
hicle and the name of the county in
which he resides; (2) a brief descrip
tion of the motor vehicle to be regis
tered. Including the name of the manu
facturer, style, type and factory num
ber of such motor vehicle, the char
acter of the power and the amount of
the horsepower stated in figures of
Space is provided for this data, and
each item must be supplied, or it will
be returned as defective, which will
delay the issuance of the tags. .
(Special provision has been made for
the registration of manufacturers or
dealers in motor vehicles, and blank
applications for the registration of any
dealer will be furnished upon request).
Number plates Upon the filing of
such application and the payment of
the license fee herein provided for, the
Secretary of State shall 'assign to the
motor vehicle, a distinctive, duplicate
number and, without expense to the
applicant, issue and deliver to the
owner two number plates, rear and
front, described in this act. The num
ber plates assigned as herein provided
ehall be and remain with the motor
vehicle for the period of registration
mentioned in the application therefor:
provided, however, that in the event of
the loss, mutilation or destruction of a
number plate or plates the owner of
a registered vehicle may obtain from
the Secretary of State a duplicate or
duplicates thereof upon filing in the
office of the Secretary' of State an affi
davit showing the fact and the pay
. nient of a fee of $1.
Sale and Transfer Upon the pur
chase of a motor vehicle registered in
accordance with this act, the title of
the number plates shall vest in the
vendee, and said vendee shall within
five days after the date of such pur
chase notify the Secretary of State,
stating his name and business address,
the name of the vendor, and the license
of registration number under which
euch motor vehicle is registered, upon
the receipt of which information the
Secretary of State shall transfer the
eaid license or registration number to
said vendee. A fee of $1 shall be paid
to the Secretary of State for each
transfer, which transfer he shall file in
his office and note upon the registra
tion book or index. No sale or transfer
of any motor vehicle registered under
this act shall be valid without com
pliance with this section.
Distinctive number on vehicles No
person shall operate or drive a motor
vehicle on the public highways of this
etate unless such vehicle shall have
the number plates assigned to it by
the Secretary of State conspicuously
displayed on the rear and front of such
vehicle in plain view and so as to be
easily read by the public; and it shall
be unlawful to display more than one
registration number upon the rear and
front of any vehicle or any number
which aoes not entitle the holder there
of to operate such vehicle upon the
jiuDlic Highways of the slate
All registrations of motor vehicles
expire on December 31 of each year
end must be renewed annually. Fee
for any portion of year same as for
Motorcycles and motor bicycles.. S.00
Klec-tric ehicles for pleasure 3.00
Klectric service vehicles 5.00
jsteam, -asollne and otner hydrocarbon
operated vehicles for whatever use,
up to -ri. f. uno.
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I Helens seem chiseled in the blue of the
sky. A small triangular mirror off to
the west the guide tells you is Lost
Lake. You see patches of haze down
in the lower levels of the valleys and
around points most thickly habited.
This is the smoke bo offensive when
you are trying to exhibit the splendors
of the mid-Columbia district to some
visitors from afar. Columns of gray
smoke reach upward to the heavens
from many points on the horizon.
These are slashing fires. Forest ran
gers are freeing the great forests from
possible menace of the coming year
at points logged oft the past season
by lumber companies.
Mount Hood at Ms Best.
At your back is presented a view
such as to enthrall and hold you for an
entire day old Mount Hood at close
range. Its glaciers and the seamed
sides of precipices 1000 feet deep are
as clear-cut as a cameo held in your
hand and viewed through a reading
glass. Straight lines form a scar
down some almost vertical snowfleld.
These are slides made by boulders of
ton weight picked up by some sudden
From the elevation of Hood River
Mount Hood, with the dying moonlight
on her snowflelds, seemed as ephemeral
to the party headed for her snowflelds
as some ghost.
Nature's pfletnr DasHles.
The light of the moon gave way to
that of the rising sun and nrst the very
tip. was Illuminated with a golden,
pinkish halo, as though the earth were
some vast theater and a spotlight had
been directed at this one point, while
all the rest of the world was in shadow.
The sunlight, with a speed almost
possible to detect, slowly descended
from the summit to the base of the
mountain and the great jagged mass
took on" new tone and color. A veil
seemed to have been removed from the
mountain and Hood stood forth in a
violet hue. gradually turning to an
amethystine fairly daxillng. Then came
the rose tints and as the sun rose high
er these were dispersed and the moun
tain's snow and glaciers took on the
whiteness of Italian marble.
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Cooper: Hudson Super-Six. Clyde Roads;
car unnamed. Cliff Durant; Hartman
Special, Xtea Lentz; Hercules, D. Agraz.
NEW LODGE HOME IS FLAWED
Kitlgefield Oddfellows Kecelve Bids
RIDGEFIELD, Wash., Nov. 4.-r(Spe-cial.)
Bids for the construction of a
two-story frame building. 50 feet
square, are now being received by
Kidgerield I. O. O. F. Lodge. No. 152.
Bids will be received until Friday, No
The Ridgefield Oddfellow Lodge suf
fered the loss of its two-story frame
building by fire last January when a
number of business houses were com
pletely destroyed. A ritual was the
only thing saved from the lodge build
ing. The new home will be located on
the corner of Pioneer avenue and Main
street, whetj the Postoffice has stood
for the past 16 years.
Chain Companies Merge.
During a banquet given by
American Chain Company. Incorporated,
of Bridgeport. Conn, to its distributors
of Weed tire chains, it was announced
that the American Chain Company had
purrhased the Standard Chain Company,
of l'ittsburg. 1'a.. and that plans for
combining the sales and part of the
office force of the two companies wexe
In preparation and probably would be
I put Into effect by January 1. 1917.
VISITOR GIVES PRAISE
RAILROAD MAN IS KNTHl'SIASTIC
BY JOE D. THOMISON.
HOOD RIVER, Or., Nov. 4. (Spe
cial.) A time record for the 56-mile
round trip from Hood River to Cloud
Cap Inn was made recently by Ralph
Caldwell, a rancher of the Odell dis
trict, accompanied by Harry T. DeWitt,
of the Columbia Auto & Machine Com
pany, local Dodge distributing agency;
B. Canneld a photographer, and the
In the last light of a full moon Just
settling down in the Columbia Gorge
all except Mr. Caldwell left Hood
River at 5:30 o'clock. The journey out
to the ranch was made in a brand new
Dodge. Mr. Caldwell, however, was
ready with his machine, a Dodge pur
chased this Summer and driven, when
the Cloud Cap Inn trip was begun, a
total distance of 3644 miles.
Climb of 6000 Feet Made.
At 8:30 o'clock to the minute the
party had arrived at Cloud Cap Inn,
making the best time that has ever
been reported for the long, steep drive.
The distance was negotiated in exactly
three hours. The machine had traveled
28 miles horizontally and had reached
an elevation of approximately 6000 feet,
a climb of more than a mile in the 28.
The total climb for the last five miles
was 3500 feet, and more than 2000 feet
of this in the last three miles. Except
for the grades, however, the roads are
Mark "Welgandt, guide at Cloud Cap
Inn, says that during his 14 years" serv
ice in the position, he has never seen
the tollroad - connecting the hostelry
with the Hood River Valley highways
at the edge of the National forest bet
ter than at the present time. Rains
fell at the high altitude almost weekly
throughout the Summer months, and
now the surface of the road, well
packed and free from dust, is even and
free from chuckholes. Patches of Autumn-time
moisture may be seen dot
ting the way. and the only objection
that a motorist can advance Is the ex
Long Pulls Do Not Bother.
Yet the long pulls with their freauent
sharp curves did not trouble Mr. Cald
well and his Dodge in the least. Mr.'
Caldwell says he was a Kansas corn
grower before he came here to Turn his
attention to apple culture. One watch
ing him make his automobile perrorm
may easily imagine that he would have
made a successful driver of racehorses
that is if he would think as much
of the horse as he does of his automo
bile. Mr. Caldwell loves his machine.
"I like to hear the engine respond
and talk to me on the steep grades."
he said, "It seems that it knows Just
what I want it to do. I care for my
own machine, and I think there would
be fewer accidents if every motorist
cared for his own car and knew its fine
points and its weaknesses. I go over
my machine before and after every
trip and know that every pin and every
nut is in just the right place."
Sturdy Car I'eforms Well.
And It is true that his Dodge and he
seemed to have a perfect understand
ing. But three stops between the
Odell ranch place and Cloud Cap Inn
were made and these not because of
trouble, but for the purpose of obtain
ing pictures and that Mr. Caldwell
might show how he could make his
machine perform on the 25 per cent
grades. The driver shifted his gears
on the steep points apparently without
losing the least momentum. He came
to a dead stop on the highest point
and started again without the least
lurching and as easily as though the
weight were dragged on upward by
some unseen force.
When the car reached the level to
the south of Cloud Cap Inn the radia
tor cap was removed to show that not
over a pint of water had been con
sumed. The water had not got suffi
ciently hot to bubble from the over
flow pipe and the radiator was so cool
that one could rest his hand on it.
After an hour at the Inn, Inspecting
the new home of the Portland Snow-
shoe Club and making photographs of
the mountain landscapes, the party be
gan the return Journey. A stop of 30
minutes was made at Mount Hood
Lodge, and a five-minute delay took
place at Parkdale. where the party ob
tained a supply of chocolate to alleviate
the pangs of appetites sharpened by
the keen mountain air. The early start
had caused all to forego the usual
hearty breakfast. The starting point
in Hood River was reached at 12:10
Views Are Delightful.
A morning journey such as that
taken by the party accompanying Mr.
Caldwell forms one of the red-letter
events of a man's life. And the thing
that keeps bobbing up In the mind of
the fortunate man who has been privi
leged to see the mountains and range
sides in their autumnal splendor is the
wonder why resort keepers do not
make more of the asset that nature
has so prodigally provided.
The views from mountain heights of
the Cascades are never more beautiful
or appealing than during Indian Sum
mer. Of course the ever-suspended
threat of rains and bad weather pre
vails after September has begun. Yet
on most seasons a majority of the days
of Autumn arc Inviting in the mid-
Columbia. The air seems cleared and
one's .vision becomes broader after the
frost has fallen. Overnight the great
gorge sides, lying in landscape views
of 50-mile lengths, magnitudes almost
beyond comprehension unless you have
seen them from such points as that at
the foot of Cooper's Spur, take on a
riot of color.
The dogwood trees in places turn
scarlet and at other points seem almost
a royal purple. The acre patches of
vine maple form so much space of
highly colored flame, as the early
morning sun strikes them.
Mountain Peaks Loom Clear.
The brown mossy growths on lava
backs, where lichens find root In the
disintegrating masses. Intermingle
with gray and somber crags and pre
dominant is the deep green and blue
stillness of the many square miles of
At an elevation of a mile above sea
level one rises above the smoke that
blurs the landscape down at city level,
From the foot of Cooper's Spur the
great peaks of Adams, Rainier and St
RAILROAD PUBLICITY MAN COMES TO PORTLAND TO SEE COLUMBIA HIGHWAY.
In excess of 20-H P. and Inclusive of
In excess of 36-H. P. and inclusive of
40-H. P 7.50
In excess of 40-horsepower 10.0O
Iealers rone pair tags) 10. 0
Dealers, each extra pair tags 2.50
Transfer fee 1.0O
The fee Is based on the horsepower of
trie car, which is found according to the
A. I.. A. M ratine, by sauarlnsr the bore
or diameter of cylinders in inches, multi
plied by the number of cylinders and the
result divided by z.o. as follows:
Bore x lore x No. of Cylinders
rt. t . equals :
For example, a motor vehicle six evlin
ers. the bore of each of which Is 5 inches.
The horsepower of such vehicle would be:
3 x 5 x 6
equals 60 horsepower.
Registration fee must accompany ap
plication, and each and every Item or
question in the application fully an
swered before registration can be made
or number plates Issued.
The Secretary of State is not vested
with authority to enforce the motor ve
hicle laws. That office has no police
power. Its duties axe only to register
motor vehicles andr chauffeurs when
proper applications are filed.
Under the law it Is made the specific
duty of all police officers. Sheriffs and
, Constables, within the limits of their
respective jurisdictions, to enforce its
.provisions. Violations should, there
fore, be directed to the attention of
euch local peace officers.
Cole Eight Machine Carrying J. AV. Booth, of Mlnxonrl Pacific & Iron Mountain Railroad, and Party Across
Famous Eagle Creels Bridge Near End of Highway Pavement.
J. W. Booth, of Missouri Parlnr, Says
It Is Greatest Scenic Drive in
, Whole World.
"I am going to live." said J. W.
Booth, advertising manager for the
Missouri Pacific & Iron Mountain Rail
road, thus paraphrasing Rudyard Kip
ling's famous exclamation after he had
landed a royal Chinook salmon from
the cold waters of the Clackamas River.
Mr. Booth's remark, however, was
caused by the enthusiasm inspired by
the overwhelming beauty and majesty
of the Columbia River Highway, over
which he was driven last Sunday in
one of the Northwest Auto Company's
big Cole 8's.
Mr. Booth came to Portland direct
from St. Louis with but one purpose
n view to see tne highway.
"It is the most wonderful drive in
he world," said he. "It is simply In
comparable. Mr. Adams, our general
passenger and traffic manager, induced
me to make the trip, and I am indeed
thankful that I came and saw for :.iy
Belf these wonderful cliffs and water
falls and this magnificent stretch of
roadway, which pierces the very heart
of these towering mountains."
Mr. Booth says there will be a very
extensive tourlBt travel to Portland
next year. His company intends par
ticularly to exploit Portland and the
highway. A special edition of the
railway company's monthly booklet
will be Issued, which will be devoted
exclusively to the highway and its environs.
Mr. Booth is also getting together a
collection of photographs and slides to
be used in illustrated talks and lec
tures which will be given in the East.
He says that if' a section of the high
way and its scenery could be set down
along his road the train service would
have to be doubled to accommodate the
"Easterners are not only going to
take their vacations in Summer," he
said, "but in Winter as well. We expect
to make many bookings through Port
land for people who wish to tour the
Northwest, especially those who have
heard of the Columbia itlver Highway
and wish to see It."
Mr. Booth was accompanied over the
highway by Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Cook
and by Miss Margaret Sellers, private
secretary to Samuel Lancaster, en
gineer of the highway. Clark Taylor,
of the Northwest Auto Company,
guided the Cole during the trip.
TIIltKE MORE ENTER, RACE
Eleven Xow In Competition for Van-
dcrbilt Cup at Santa Monica.
SANTA MONICA. CaU Nov. 4. Three
more entries were received last week
by the management of the Vanderbllt
cup and international grand prize races
to be held over the 8.401-mile Santa
Monica road racecourse on November 16
The entries received were those of
Rea Lentz. driving the Hartman Spe
cial: E. Agraz. naming as his mount the
Hercules and Cliff Durant. with his
The three entries received to date
brings the total to 11. It Is expected
that there' will be many entries within
the next few days. Those already
named for the classics are: Mercer,
driver unnamed; Mercer, driver un
named; Mercer, Eddie Pullen; Mercer.
Glover Ruckstell; Mercer. Joe Thomas;
DeLacre, Barney Oldfleld: Stutx. Karl
A Successful Auto Equipment for
Elimination of Carbon and to Burn
THE BRONSON OXY-GEN-ERATOR
was invented by a practical
:ombustion engineer. It Is the re
sult of five years' research and hun
dreds of experiments. Ordinary air
Is 78 per cent nitrogen, an inert
gas. and only 21 per cent oxygen,
with one per cent of other gases.
The nitrogen is too great a dilutent
relative to the oxygen to give per
fect combustion. His problem was
to decrease the nitrogen and to In
crease the oxygen introduced into
the combustion chamber of the en
gine. He Increased the percentage
from 21 per cent to 33 per cent,
which, through his experiments, he
found to be the true proportion. Our
booklet tells just how this is done.
SEND FOR YOUR COPY TODAY.
Gives perfect combustion with
either gasoline or distillate. In
stalled at the Bronson Shop.
Barnslde and 14th. Phone Mala 31)5.
Price Installed $12
f-m -w H. L KEATS AUTO CO.
O IW nun Broadway at Burnside. Broadway 5368
VIlCllIIlCl O ?"w Demonstrating the New 3400 R. M. P. $1090
Y. O. B. Factory.
See the Chandler Four-Passeneer Roadster
GERLINGER MOTOR CAR CO..
363 Oregon St., East End of Steel Bridge
fmao Francis Motor Car Exchange
X UiU VttlJ Phone E. 1199 E. 13th at Hawthorne
FORDS 1 ni 7 model. Er Irran, VMI.1.TO down, haliarr
92.1 per moafh. Trade la your ft It! Ford. Font Service
tlrpt. never rloaeri. Phone for nervlre ear.
l'ALAtb UHH.tbU I'O,
704 Kearaey St. Mala OO. A -24-43.
offers more of "what you actually need and want in
BRALY AUTO CO.
Main 4SS0. A 3SS1. 19th and Washington Sts.
A complete line of motor trurka both worm and chain
drive. One-ton. 1 Vs. 2. 3-s. 5. . 7 and lO-ton tract
ors. GARFOKD MOTOR TRI CK SA1.F.S CO
.'- Alder t.
Trucks '4, 2. 3'i and 5-Ton
The Standard of Portland Business Houses.
Columbia Carriage & Auto Works,
209 Front Street.
Super Six The Car with the greatest records
enn C. L. BOSS & CO.,
613-617 Washington Street
Capacities, 2, 3 Vs. 5. 5. 6S, Tons.
Complete Stock Repair Parts.
F. C. ATYVELL. Sales Attent
at OTOR TRUCKS Washington at 21st. Tel. Mar. 440
Mack & Saurer
Economy records, non-stop records and smallest
C. L. BOSS & CO,
615-617 Washington Street.
A reliable ear. built by a reliable factory, sold
by a reliable eonrern. Prior. IOr.O, SI360, fac
tory. MITCH KI.I.. LKW1S &. STAYER CO,
Knxt Flrnt ind Knnt Morrlnon Streetn.
Oregon Oakland Motor Co., Wholesale.
Oakland Auto Sales Co., Retail.
322 Alder St., at Sixteenth. Main 414.
Distinctive High Grade. Light Weight.
OLDSMOBILE CO. OF OREGON.
Broadway and Couch.
Phone Broadway 1610.
Internal Gear Drive, unqualifiedly guaranteed for
the life of the truck; 1. 2 and 3-ton sizes.
ROBERTS MOTOR CAR CO,
Park and Flanders Streets.
Moreland Distillate i ton to 5 ton. Vim delivery, t
M'CRAKEN MOTOR CO,
Main 9019. 445 Stark St.
The "Biltwel" Series represents the latest and best in
motor cars. New value at medium prices.
D. C. WARRTiN MOTOR CAR CO.
58-60 X. 23d Street. Phone Main 780.
C Pleasure Cars and Motor Trucks The
VV 111 lC White Company, Tark and Couch Sts.
THE HOUSE FOR SERVICE.
23d and Washington Sts. Phone Main 4244
Ball Bearings Reground.
Ahlberg Bearing Co., 323 Davis Street.
Phone Broadway 123.
GASOLINE and OIL TANKS
stora;k. sysikms for pi iw.ir am phi.
VA'I 'K tiAlt .KS. S. I,. MMldnrcl. Itinlrlrt upt.
Salra. 41.1 (orlirll 111 flu. Main I1TH.
knows everything Electrical. Specialist in light-
p and starting batteries. Day, nipht service.
IBSON ELECTRICAL GARAGE AND STOR
AGE BATTERY CO. Alder at 12th
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y y 1 B f JL l ai'to Ki.KCTitir : ipiikv
Put on a set of these lenses for the other fellow's sake a
perfect driving light without the GLARE.
ARCHER & WIGGINS
Distributors of High-Grade Motorcar Accessories
SIXTH STREET AT OAK
CLEAN YOUR CAR IN 5
MINUTES FOR 5 CENTS
SEE THE NEW L, V. SPRAYER
Makes Your Car Shine Like a Mirror
BALLOU & WRIGHT
BROADWAY AT OAK
V..1 ! J D.i J: D C DlfinrrTT SO-3t .r Hh. Near
I lukauuaug cluu iicucauius iu i.uluiuli i(
"aarh. Phone Mala 7005.