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TTIE SUNDAY OEEGOXIAX, PORTLAND, 5. 1916.
Valley, reaching-' The Dalles early In
the evening. The road from Dufur to
The Dalles was found to be very dusty
on account of the heavy freighting
The last night's camp was made near
beautiful Hood . River, and home was
reached over the -Columbia River High
way early the next morning.
Mr. Honeyman s car has carried him
to the McKenzie on fishing trips 21
times. His custom is. to park at Carey
Thomnson's nlace on the river, then
No Auto Accessory Maker Asks ur -aoi,tThi.
trip, however, was for shooting instead
Portland Dealer on Visit ,
for His Order.
of fishing, which accounts
cruise in Eastern Oregon.
Gossip Along the Row.
ALL PLANTS ARE SWAMPED
Monev Is Cheapest Article Found
and Grills Hold Crowds Back
With Ropes, Says Charles F.
Wright on His Return'.
The accessory "dealer from the Far
West is not quite as popular in the
Eastern automobile centers as he was
before war prosperity dawned, accord
ing to Charles F. Wright, of the Fort
i.n -urtirtlAnle A.eeessorv firm of Bal-
lou & Wright, who has Just returned
from a 7500-mile loop trip of five
weeks' duration, covering 16 automo
"No one asked me for an order all
the time I was gone on this trip,
whereas on my trip two years ago they
hounded me everywhere I went for
business." said Mr. Wright in nis ex
teutlve offices on his return Wed
e v K.verv concern seems to
building large factory additions and
help wanted" signs are out all along
"A fellow who wants a' room in a
high-class Eastern hotel has to wire
In advance if he expects to be accom
modated. In Cleveland it took mo
half an hour to get from the door to
the hotel register, but luckily that par
ticular hostelry contained 1000 rooms
and there was a room left when the
line ahead of me was accommodated.
Ropes Hold Crowd Back.
"The grills and the eating houses are
o busy that persons are Held -back oy
rones waiting their turns, much after
h fashion employed in movie houses.
By the way, they charge 50 cents back
there for movies to see some of the
same films we viewed here last season
for 15 cents. Money appears to be the
cheapest thing they have and the only
cause anyone can- assign for It Is the
abnormal prosperity occassioned by the
European war. Just before the war
made its influence felt on American in
dustry there was no night life and
grills and theaters were empty.
After studying the factory situations
in the big centers, such as Milwaukee,
Chlcaero. Toledo, Cleveland, Akron, Bos
ton. Hartford. Bridgeport, New York
Philadelphia. Cincinnati and Indian
apolis. Mr. Wright is firmly of the be
lief that there will be no drop in the
prices of automobile accessories for
at least one year and that there are
bound to be numerous price Increases
soon after the dawn of the new year.
He also believes it will take some time
after the conclusion of the war to re
store prices' to normal. At the present
time factories will not acccept advance
orders on prevailing prices and are un
able as well to take orders for imme
Convention Is Attended.
G. Gray Lemley, manager of - the
Seattle branch of Ballou & Wright, ac
companied Mr. Wright on his tour and
they both attended the sessions of the
. convention of automobile accessory
Jobbers at St. Louis. Incidentally Mr.
Wright is firmly convinced that the
prosperity now reigning in the East is
, certain to drift, this way.
"I did a lot of motoring in the New
England states, especially between the
large cities of Massachusetts, and
found good roads as a general rule
said Mr. Wright. -"Many Easterners
nave heard of our Columbia River
Highway, having seen pictures of It in
the movies and In magazines, but the
highway needs a great deal more pub
. liclty. I saw Hood River apples,
tagged as such, advertised in a good
many places and selling four for
quarter. Easterners hardly know of
loganberry juice and there is a great
opportunity in that direction. It should
be placed more prominently on the
market.. As it is now you have a hard
time getting it, even if you make an
urgent call. '
Mr.. Wright believes that Charles
Evans Hughes will be elected Tuesday
but he views .he situation as anything
NEXT time you are' down In the
vicinity of 65 North Park street
drop into the branch office of the Fire
stone Tire & Rubber Company and
shake hands with Leland J. Sparks, who
arrrived on Thursday from San Fran
cisco to succeed F. W. Thatcher, who
has resigned as manager of Firestone
interests at Portland.
Mr. Sparks had not even seen Fort-
land until his arrival last Thursday,
but he says an inspection of the three
principal streets has . convinced him
beyond doubt that Portland is a "bird"
and that he will like the city. He says
rain doesn't scare him as he Is used to
it. After acquainting himself with the
local trade Mr. Sparks will tonr the
SCENE 'FILM TAKEN
American Beauty Spots to Be
Taken to Movie Fans.
HIGHWAY IS - INCLUDED
Automobile Party to Cover 25,000
' Miles, Every State and All or
Most Famous of Attrac
tions Data Collected.
To make motion pictures of the
whole United States Is the Job A. L
Westgard, who claims to have trav
eled moro miles of roads In an auto
mobile than any living man, nas now
Thousands of reels of film have been
exposed on "scenics" the country over,
but hitherto no comprehensive plan of
picturing everything worth picturing
Is so dear, for wheat. It may be ex
plained, is the basic stock, in trade at
One day last veek . Sir. Bergstrom
was gazing longingly In the display
windows of the H. L. Keats Auto Com
pany at Burnslde street and Broadway.
L. Y. Biilingsly, ever alert and always
with an eye for business, passed the
usual compliments on the weather and
offered to tell him all about auto
mobiles. "No, thank you," said the sage of
Gooseberry, "I came to Portland to
buy a Ford."
With this aa a cue Mr. Biilingsly
hustled the wheat rancher into a Chal
mers, and finally, after ushering him
around to all of the retail Ford agen
cies in Portland.- convinced the in
vestor there were none of the vwares
of the peaceful Henry to be had on the
Result, the personal check of one
Eric Bergstrom, of Gooseberry, was
soon written in favor of H. L. Keats
as the purchase price of a seven-passenger
Chalmers, the largest vehicle
turned out at the famous factory, of
the humorous Hugh.
"This gentleman may hail from the
town of Gooseberry but he Is no goose
by any means." chuckled the delighted
and the delightful Harry Keats, as he
estimated how , many golf balls he
could buy with the check backed by the
precious ovals of wheat. "Usually au
tomobile purchasers start out with the
idea of buying the best car on the mar
ket and wind up with a Ford, but this
Cue'f Original Id,a That'
Changed thm Motoring
Habit of a Nation
. PORTLANDERS, OUT ON FISHING TRIP, FINALLY CONCLUDE TO TOUR CENTRAL OREGON.
The car of a Hundred Qual
ity Features in which
you experience real riding
comfort, doubly Insured
from Its superior springs
and chassis construction.
Ilundrcd Point Six
ALL - YEAR Tops
Mounted on Gibraltar Body
Toorlnjc Sedaa - - S152D
Roadnter Coupe - - S1520
Victoria Town Car S1&50
Hutidrrd roint Six with- ,
out ALL-YEAR featora
THAT faultless made - to - your - order
style which Oregon motorists de
mand in their motor car is empha
sized in the ALL-YEAR Cars.
No other car but a KisselKar furnishes the .
ALL-YEAR Top and therein lies the all
important fact for particular men and women
of Portland to consider.
Its mighty Kissel-built engine its all-around
performance at all speeds and on all roads is
unusual in any car.
Standard real leather upholstery. Rare com
binations of exclusive plushes and mohairs,
of ultra style, at a slight extra expense.
In the Spring your ALL-YEAR Car is
quickly changed to a wide-open, roomy, roof
less touring car.
Your inspection is cordially invited.
Pacific KISSELKAR Branch
Ilunarea roint Six wit s.i
, Gibraltar Body S119S Oty
be ' . - - ' -A - i -r-t 4 ? lliKfS , !! r-
t DRILL OF THE "AWKWARD SQUAD" IX WHITE CAR OWNED BY WALTER B. HOXEVMAX. "wiryl j SF' " " fTl I ' I
who knows the beauty spots as few surprised us." M'KX - ' 5.1 I II I f fi f J I i!''
other men know them, believes that he Now that Mr. Berprstrom and his fam- ySjJr ' VT I V -ft A k iV"
can show Americans! hinKS about their ily are out of town Gooseberry has - 'Lltk r 'X.'A'V imt "K mi 1 "f i ' JWW. U il
Mr. Sparks has been in the automo
bile tire business nearly five years, all
of that time being connected with the
Firestone branch at San Francisco,
where he took care of solid tire busi
ness. He received his appointment to
the P.ortland branch., rather suddenly
following the resignation of Mr.
Thatcher and came to Portland hur
riedly.. H. . C.- Beltz, office manager
of the Portland branch, also gained his
experience in San Francisco, before
coming to' Portland.
C. L. Boss received word from the
Hudson Motorcar Company last week
assuring him that there will be no
changes in the motor, chassis or body
of the Hudson Super Six during the
coming year, but that the price will be
raised $175 on December 1, as original
ly scheduled. Heretofore the factory
has held dealers and prospective pur
chasers alike in suspense by simply
saying that minor changes would be
brought forth next year, but now these
changes have been abandoned.
Recently Mr. Boss ordered eight car
loads of Hudsons in addition to the
four carload order he already had in,
but the factory replied that they could
give him only'the four carloads pre
viously agreed upon and nine additional
Among the visitors In Portland last
week were W. D. Albright, Northwest
manager of the B. F. Goodrich Rubber
Company, and J. P. Schiller, Jr., factory
representatrve, each of whom came to
visit the branches of their respective
concerns in Portland. H. G. Hillish. solid
tire man for the Goodrich Company In
the Northwest, accompanied Mr. . Al
HUNTERS TOUR BY AUTO
Frank C. Riggs. the Packard dis
tributor in this, field, returned home
ast week from an extensive visit in the
East, but he refused to divulge any
secrets, if. Indeed, he had any.
W. B. HOSEYJUX AND PARTY" VISIT
White "40" Shows Pacea Over McKea-
ale Pass, Breaking: Trail In Si
- '. and Assisting; Others. .
Evidentlv the automobile men are
going to vote for Hughes on Tuesday.
At the meeting of the association on
Monday night nine expressed their
choice for Hughes and only two favored
own country of
The automobile motion picture tour.
which is to extend for more than 25,-
OJo miles, take mow than a year and
include every state In the Union, is
made under the auspices of the Na
tional Highways Association, of which
Mr. Westgard is director of transcon
tinental highways, and with the co
operation of the Interior Department,
which has arranged for Mr. .Westgard
to take all the pictures he wants in
my and all Government reservations.
National monuments. National parks
und forest reserves.
Starting October 20 from Trinidad,
Colo., Mr. Westgara will pilot his two
big Paige-Detroit automobiles south
ward, staying in the warm countries
during the Winter months. He will rot
only point his lenses at the well-known
scenic beauties; such as the Garden of
the Gods, the Columbia River High
way, Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest,
etc., but upon thousands of scenes, in
dustries and natural curiosities that
the general traveling public knows lit
tle about. Having crossed the contl
nent 11 times in automobiles by every
available route and gone north and
south from the Gulf and Mexican bor
der to the Canadian line by the sane
means more timet than he can count,
Mr. Westgard Is in possession of
linique information regarding roads,
views, natural wonders and the like
to enable him to fnd and photograpn
many scenes never before pictured.
Roada Data Collected.
Two automobiles carry the party of
six. consisting of Mr. Westgard. his
wife and son, a cook and assistant to
Ll K. Taylor, who will have charge of
tue actual exposures. The cars are
completely equipped with everything
needed for the most exacting tjur b
camping outfit, ropes, pulleys, touls.
searchjignts. barometers, gradoinster,
etc., not only to make -It posgsible to
get to Inaccessible points, but to en
able Mr. Westgard to make more of
those maps and collections of dat
about roads which have been his life
Ac fast as the half dozen reels It Is
' I planned to expose In each state are
A. C. Rubv will not have any trouble I co mpleted they wll be sent to New
remembering the number of his- new York, where thsv will be developed and
A shooting trip that developed into a
tour or central Oregon was that taken
recently by Walter B. Honeyman, Carl
xx)gan ana James D. O Donnell. Dur
ing the height of the pheasant season
the party left Portland in Mr. Honey
man's White "40" for some shooting in
i.inn county nems. xney motored up
to Clarence Grimes' farm near Harris-
burg and secured full, bags of the
Asiatic bird, which has multiplied so
rapidly during the past 20 years.
After a Jolly time spent at the farm
Mr. Honeyman and his two friends
motored on up the river to Eugene, and
thence up the McKenzie River. The
trip from Eugene .was made during the
. night, the party reaching Cook's for an
early breakfast, then speeding on to
Inasmuch as they were not equipped
for fishing, Mr. Honeyman decided to
put his car through her paces over
the McKenzie Pass into Eastern Ore
gon. Although the trip was made and
every moment of it thoroughly en
Joyed, fate decreed that Mr. Honeyman
and his powerful White should play
the good Samaritan more than once
during the Journey over the pass.
Considerable snow was encountered,
attaining a depth of several inches for
a distance of 20 miles. . Many automo
biles were met .which had broken
down. Many abandoned cars also were
seen along the route. Mr. Honeyman
"seen his duty and he done it there
and then." For 15 miles he broke the
trail with his car, so that cars going
in either direction could pass along
Wherever help was need'ed to haul a
car out of a rut, or over a steeD hill,
Mr. Honeyman backed his White up to
the derelict, heaved out a Hne, and
then stepped on it.
Two different cars were encountered
which were being towed with horses
and wagon at the paltry rate of $3 the
After clearing the Cascades, Mr.
Honeyman drove his car through to
Sisters, thence to Bend. Leaving Bend
in the evening, the party motored on
to a camping place near Redmond,
reaching Madras for breakfast the fol
From Madras, the Journey took the
party to Gateway, thence to the Warm
springs reservation, passing in suc
cession Mecca, Wapinitia and Tygh
automobile license. It Is 33,333.
Race Driver Once Had "Cradle."
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Nov. 4.
Johnny Aitken, the famous race driver
and auto designer, had a 1904 model
National for a "cradle." Not one in
which he was lulled to sleep when an
infant in years, but the one that
raised" him when an infant at the
motor car racing game. Today he is
full-grown motor racing giant, with
good chances of being the champion
of this season'- speedway contests, due
to his remarkable winnings recertly
at Cincinnati, Indianapolis, New York
and Chicago tracks. He has won 30,
000 prize money since September 1.
Philadelphia's clean-un Week cot tax
payers 412.U00 for disposing of 90,000 cubic
yards of reiuse.
printed and the nnaL-selectlon made.
Only the best, not only from a pictorial
but from a photographic standpoint,
will be selected for the final toning.'
Ranchers' Ideas Jump From
Ford to Chalmers.
Members of Gooneberry Wheat Dla
trtct Able to Enjoy Luxury After
THIS Is a story about the little ham
let of Gooseberry, a community
tucked away in the southwest corner
of Morrow County, and about one of its
23 inhabitants, a man by the name of
Eric Ber;strom, who. like all other
Gooseberryites is thankful that wheat
fellow turned the tables in a way that
Now that Mr. Bergstrom and his fam
ily are out of town Gooseberry has
probably suffered the greatest popu
lation decrease noted In the country,
and the fact that they now have a
"3430-revolutions-per-min'ute" motor at
their disposal they are apt to play
hookey from the ranch quite often.
Gooseberry used to be a postoffice, but
K is not even that now, and, there is
no telling what the folks at home will
say about the new Vehicle of the neighborhood.
PENDLETON MOTORIST IX TEST
Franklin Driven a From Factory to
Home In Fuel Trial.
Here are the combined results of four
Individual tests of the new series
Franklin car, embracing runs aggregat
ing 6041 miles:
Average . sustained speed over good
and bad roads, 25 miles an hour.
Average number of miles covered per
gallon of gasoline consumed. 23.
Average number of miles per galoln
of oil used, about SaO.
The tests were made as follows:
J. ,W. McCormach, of Pendleton. Or.,
took one of the first of the new Frank
lin cars from the factory in July and
drove the 302S miles to Pendleton, av
eraging 20.7 . miles per gallon of gaso
Clifford Leuders, of Cincinnati, O., In
August drove a Franklin car from
Syracuse to Cincinnati, 887 miles, av
eraging 25.33 miles for each gallon of
gasoline. -.- .
W. M. Phillips in August drove from
Syracuse to Lexington. Ky., at an aver
age speed of 24.41 miles per hour and
with an average of 25.7 miles per gal
lln of gasoline consumed.
E. F. Williams drove txom the Frank
lin plant to Kansas City, Mo., making
the highest average speed In the four
Franklin tests 28.61 miles per hour for
the 1363 miles. He got an average of
20.21 miles on each gallon of fuel.
AUTO IAX SELLS INTEREST
Chehalis Dealer Leaves Partner to
Enter Business Alone.
CHEHALIS, Wash., .Nov. 4. (Spe
claL) H. B. Quick this week sold his
interest in the Kresby-Qutck Auto
Company to J. E. GabeL, and that con
cern will be known hereafter as the
Kresby-Gabel Auto Co.. of Centralia.
Mr. Quick- will .continue in the auto
mobile business in Chehalis. He han
dles tne Dodge and Buick. which were
handled by the original company, and
tn addition Mr. Quick has secured the
agency for the Cadillac and bcrippa
Boolh. He will have the territory of
Chehalis and surrounding country, not
including Centralis. G. L Schofleld has
Joined Mr. Quick's selling force.
Mr. Quick has established a splendid
business since he entered in the auto
mobile trade. .- .
It is possible that later Mr. cQulck
may build an .addition on the rear of
his brick. block on Park street.
BAD ROADS DEFIED
Ovedand "75" One-Ton Truck
Sent to Ashland After Rain.
TRIP IS TO PROVE WORTH
OVERLAND COMMERCIAL CAR IS DELIVERED "OVERLAND THROUGH MUD TO ASHLAND.
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TBICK ABUlT TO LEAVE rURlLAJU HUH (IL'I?! JO.VKS IN COMUASD.
II. II. Eling, Portland Dealer, Not
Afraid of Rural Highways During
Winter "85" Also : Makes
Trip on Rough Route.
There lsaftt least one chap along
Automobile Row who Is not afraid of
rural roads In the Winter time. He Is
H. H. (Bert) Eling. and he says he
would like to deliver a new Overland
"75" os-ton truck anywhere In the
state -by "Overland" means.
Recently one of the trucks was sold
to Q. E. Millner. of Ashland, who
wasn't quite sure any truck could
make country roads throughout the
"I'll tell you what I'm going, to do
to satisfy you on that point," said Mr.
Ellng. "I am going to hold that truck
In Portland until the rains come and
then haw it driven over the Pacific
Highway from Portland to Ashland,
the full width of the state."
And Mr. Eling carried out his agree
ment Just as he is willing to carry
out similar agreements providing, of
course, residents of other outlying dis
tricts go through the Incidental pro
cedure of purchasing the trucks.
The Overland "75' truck left Port
land a few days ago In charge of Quln
Jones, of the Portland branch of the
company, and arrived safely at Ash
land despite the slippery condition of
the famous canyons of Southern
"S3" Also Goes Over Bad Rate.
About the same time Carl D. Shoe
maker, state game warden, drove his
Overland "SB" touring car from Port
land to Roseburg and his letter to Mr.
Eling reported that the road was like
grease in Pass Creek Canyon and over
Rice's Hill.'' but that he -arrived safe
and sound without trouble.
Mr. Eling left Wednesday for San
Francisco, together with A. R. Dawson.
manager of the Seattle branch of the
Overland Pacific Company, IL L. Olive.
manager of the Spokane branch, and
A. K Thlesen. treasurer of tne com
pany, to attend a conference of all
executive officials of the Overland fac
tory on the Pacific Coast. One of the
developments at the convention will
be the selection of a successor to A. D.
Plughoff. who has Just resigned his
position aa head of the Overland affairs
on the Pacific Coast.
Word to the effect that most of the
roads of Eastern Oregon were prac
tically impassable until the recent rains
was brought by J. W. Peters, traveling
representative of the Portland Overland
branch, upon his return from an ex
tensive trip through the Eastern Oregon
Blinding- Dual Encountered.
"The dust was so thick and the ruts
so deep in some places between Echo
and Pendleton, and along the Blue
Trail around Heppner and lone that a
motorist had to shut his eyes when
diving into a bed of dirt, shut down
his motor and keep his eyes closed
until the dust, had cleared." aald Mr.
Peters. "I tell you it kept a fellow
busy bouncing up and down and open
ing and closing his eyes. After this
'washboard' sensation I nearly went to
sleep for lack of bumps after striking
the pavement of the Columbia River
Highway on my return to Portland
Mr. Peters says a lot of new cars
are being purchased in Eastern Oregon,
some of them by farmers who now own
their first automobiles. He reports
that he sold a carload of Overlands in
every town that he visited.
"Around La Grande and from Pen
dleton up to the wonderful Wallowa
Lake the roads are in fine shape." said
Mr. Peters. "As for the merits of the
controversy over the Old Oregon Trail
and the Blue Trail. I can simply say
that when you are driving over one of
inem you wisn io tne aevu mat you
were on the other, and vice versa."
COLE CAR TO COST MORE
Announcement Says Prices Will Ad
vance January 1.
An announcement of unusual Interest
to automobile owners, dealers and pros
pective purchasers everywhere, is one
just made by the Cole Motor Car Com
pany, of Indianapolis, telling of the pro
posed Increase In tne list price of its
car. which will become effective Janu
ary 1. 1917. The amount of the ad
vance has not been stated 'but thi In
formation is expected to follow shortly.
The news of the advance In the sell
ing price of the Cole eight does not
conic as a real surprise to those who
closely follow the activities of the In
dustry, in view of higher costs in the
material markets. The company, how
ever, has been able up to this time to
maintain its price, announced last Jan
uary. "Wliero Do Old Cars Go?"
Joseph J. Bins, of Green Bay, Wis.,
steps forth with a worthy contribution
to the plethora of testimony on "where
the old curs co." Mr. Bins savs he has
driven his old KiyselKar 218.024 miles.
"lp to the present. '" he adds, "no
valves have been ground and the mo
tor Is running as smart as ever.
Truck lousiness Gains.
An interesting side light on the pres
ent state of the motor truck business
comes from the Kissel Motor Car Com
pany In a statement claiming an In
crease of 410 per cent in truck sales
over the firt nine months of the last
All That is Best in 1917
Motor Car Construction
You will find now in the
1917 Grant Six.
Get down to details as
closely as you please.
Ask for any facts of con
struction that may seem
Make any comparisons
you choose Compare
preferably with cars of
You will not find better
alue than the Grant Six,
or there is no better
value at any price.
This is a year of big
values but every. com
parison you may make
will but serve to empha
size Grant Six value.
Fly .-P... a n wf
Touring Car $6X5
Cabriolet - 10S0
I. o. b. Factory
IMANLEY AUTO CO.
llth and Oak, at Burnside. Phone Broadway 217.
A. B. MANLEY, Pres. E. C, HABEL, Salesman.
GRANT MOTOR CAR CORPORATION