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About The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current | View Entire Issue (June 9, 1918)
TIIE SUNDAY OREGONIAN, PORTLAND. JUNE 9, 1918.
HEW FIRM MED
Allen & Hebard Company to
Handle Auto Accessories.
Many Motorists Offend by
; ing Glaring Lamps.
LIGHTS TOO BRIGHT
September 23 to 28 at the Salem State
Fair under the auspices of the Dealers'
Motor Car Association of Oregon. One
of Mr. Wilkin' main reasons for. visit
ing the Pullman show, was to obtain
pointers on conducting tractor contests.
He was particularly impressed by the
plowing demonstrations given by the
tractors.- One tractor, a huge Holt cat
erpillar, drew nine plows on a hillside,
plowing a 20-foot swath. Other trac
tors of all Blzes were demonstrated,
ranging down to the smaller tractors
that hauled two plows. .'-
EASTERX OREGOX NEEDS BAIN
LAW NOT BEING ENFORCED
Right Driving; Made Dangerous by
Lack of Consideration of Motor
ists Whose Glaring: Mead
V lighU Blind Others.
"Why a law against glaring head
lights II it Is not enforced? The ques
tion is decidedly pertinent, for right
Jnow in Portland and, in fact, almost
anywhere In the state, the anti-glaring
headlight law Is being ignored by
hundreds nf mntflriflts.
They ignore it, of coorse. because the
Farmers Buying Trucks and Trailers
to Move Grain.'
H. A. Clodfelter, salesmanager for the
Portland Tire & Truck Company, dis
tributors of Republic tires, Master
trucks and Lee trailers and dump
bodies, has Just returned from a trip to
Washington and Eastern Oregon ot two
"Heat and dust are quite distressing
for this time of the year, and the wheat
la showing the effect of a prolonged
dry spell in certain parts of the two
states." declares Mr. Clodfelter. "A
good rain would be worth much to the
farmer at this time.
"Business conditions are good even
in the face of possible crop shortage.
Many farmers are buying trucks and
trailers with which to move their crops.
"VALUE- RECEIVED" MOTTO
R. E. Allen, Senior Member ot New
Concern, for 8 Tears Has
Been Manager of Autoparts
Supply Company Here,
Robert E. Allen, the past 3H years
manager of the Portland branch of the
Autoparts Supply Company, and Iock
wood Hebard have formed the Allen &
Hebard Company, to handle automo
bile accessories and tires at retail.
They have leased the quarters at
S4-6 Broadway, formerly occupied by
CARLOAD OF PARRETT FARM TRACTORS ARRIVES FOR W. H. WALLINGFORD.
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Much Interest Taken In One-Man AIl-Prpoe Tractor, for Which Portland Dealer Has Oregon and South-
ern Washington Distributorship.
The Only Wood-Inlaid Frame
Shocks are life destroyers maintenance and
inspection expense creators.
Years have proved that the Sterling wood
inlaid frame means long life to the motor and
power plant. This high-class, heavy-duty motor
truck with over 300 less parts than most trucks
to be jarred or cause trouble is most con
stantly available, always on the job, for service.
Sterling Heavy Duty Trucks are built in 2&,
3, 5 and 7-ton capacities bodies for any
Our well equipped distributors and
service stations in leading cities prop
erly represent factory standards and
established service policy.
police permit them to ignore it. Maybe
the police are too busy to attend to
It. The fact remains that glaring
headlights are increasingly becoming
an active cause of automobile accidents
A glaring headlight used by a
thoughtless driver blinds the ' driver
coming toward him. More than once of
late a motorist so blinded has driven
off the road, or narrowly escaped hit
ting pedestrians he failed to see be
cause of the dazzling light in his face.
Mora than that, several collisions
have been attributable to the fact that
one motorist had glaring headlights
which caused the other driver to lose
The antl-glarlng headlight law of
Oregon, and the even stricter Portland
headlight ordinance, were not passed
for the benefit of any make or makes
of automobile headlight lens. They
were passed to curb the growing dan
ger from glaring headlights, and they
conform to similar laws in virtually
very state in the country.
To be legal in Oregon? an automobile
lens advertised as eliminating glare
must be able to pass an official test
to prove that the claims made for it
are true. Several standard makes of
lens that give a good driving light
without glare have passed this test.
They have the great advantage over
dimmers that dimming contrivances
rarely give sufficient light for safe
driving and are as bad in one extreme
as glaring headlights in the other.
In the state of Washington the anti
flaring headlight law is being enforced
much more rigidly than in Oregon and
night driving is proportionately pleas
anter and safer for the other fellow.
STEHURG WELL BUILT
I DENNET DISCUSSES IMPOR
TANT ECONOMY FACTS.
as they hope in this way to offset the
loss of man power."
Mr. Clodfelter reports the sale of sev
eral dump bodies with spreader attach
ment to be used in road construction.
This is an entirely new idea of the
Lee Loader. & Body Company, and is
intended to fill the gap in loss of man
power due to the war. It is possible
for one man with this dump body and
spreader to do the work which for
merly required several men.
fill HOOD ROAD OPEN
COLUMBIA SIX DRIVEN TO
Transmission Figures Prominently In
Cost Sheet, a Problem Solved by
In discussing the economical mainte
nance of a motor truck from -the time
of its purchase until the time of its
discard, A. L. Denney, manager of the
Koehrlng Machine Company, dlstrlbu
tors of Sterling trucks, says: "The
transmission of a motor truck is not
only one of its most important parts,
but figures quite prominently In the
cost sheet of the truck's upkeep.
"The transmission is in reality the
speed regulator' between the power
plant and tractive resistance as repre
sented by the wheels on the ground.
"In order that there may be ample
strength to resist the strain 'within the
housing of the transmission, the driv
Ing shafts should be short and of extra
large diameter. The gears ehould be
etub tooth, with wide face, and the dog
clutches should be large and beveled.
"When this form of construction is
followed out, there is no grinding or
crashing noises heard so often when
the gears of a truck are shifted on the
level or on grades, and it is Impossible
for the gears to strip because the gears
and pinions are always in mesh and
the engagement made through the dog
in this construction, the engage
ment of gears is gradual and smooth.
There are no jerks and no "strains
When all shafts and gears are made
from the highest-grade chrome vana
dium steel and receive the most mod
ern heat treatment such as is followed
out in the Sterling factory, the item of
transmission upkeep on the cost-sheet
will more than likely be represented by
D. McPhall, of Auto Rest . Garage,
Report. Road la Good Condi
tio Moat of Way.
Government Camp, at the base of
Mount Hood, is now accessible by an
tomoblle. A brief notice to this effect
was published In the automobile section
of last Sunday's Oregonlan, but more
etailed information is given by C. D.
McPhail, of the Auto Rest Garage, Co
lumbia Six and Btuts distributor.
Mr. McPhail took a party to Govern
ment Camp last Sunday in a new Co
lumbia Six. He says the road is in
very good condition, particularly as far
as Toll Gate. Between that point and
Government Camp, some nine miles.
there is quite a lot of rough going, five
miles of it being rather bad. At the
same time the trip is not a difficult
one for any experienced driver, and the
road Is improving with every day of
Mr. McPhail left Portland at 8:80
Sunday morning, reached Toll Gate at
0:30 and Government Camp at 11:30.
The Columbia made Bhort work of all
A new 'bridge has been built across
Zlg Zag River, and all bridges will be
in good condition by today, Mr. McPhail
says. Manager Prldmore, of Govern
ment Camp Inn, is treating motorists
with his usual fine hospitality.
MANX" TRACTORS AT PULLMAN
M. O. Wilkins Gets Pointers for
Tractor Exhibit at Salem Show
M. O. Wilkins. president 'of the Deal
era' Motor Car Association of Oregon,
epent three days at Pullman, Wash-
last week, where a big tractor show
was being held on the grounds of Wash
Ington State College. About 18 differ
ent firms were represented, Mr. Wilkins
said, and some 80 tractors were shown
the Twin States Automobile Company,
and will open for business this coming
Mr. Allen, who is senior member of
the new firm, is one of the best-known
automobile accessory men in Portland.
He has had a wide experience in the
tire and accessory field, and is espe
cially an expert on tires.
He became manager of the Portland
branch of the Autoparts Supply Com
pany with the opening of the branch
here 8V4 years ago, and has been its
manager aver since, until his resigna
tion a couple of weeks ago to enter
business for himself.
Mr. Allen considers himself very
fortunate in obtaining for the new
firm, whose motto is to be "value re
ceived," a complete stock of Ford parts
and accessories, in which they will
specialize. They also are carrying
complete line of all automobile ac
In fact, it is the aim of the firm to
carry the most complete retail auto
mobile accessory stock in Portland. All
lines of articles used by motorists, from
gloves to soap,' tires, oil, lights and
such, will be in stock. Not including
the basement, which is being used for
storage, the Allen & Hebard Company
have 2000 square feet of floor epaee
In their quarters.
Mr. Allen considers himself lucky,
further, in having been able to obtain
a very large stock of Eastern Penn
sylvania automobile lubricating oils
Coincident with the announcement of
the organization of the new firm, Mr,
Allen announced also that it has been
made exclusive distributor for Oregon,
Washington, Idaho and Montana of the
This is a three-in-one spotlight, with
the added advantage of having a win
dow curtain reel, which enables it to be
used as a trouble lamp or for tent
lighting when camping.- When not so
used, the extra wire cord automatically
Is reeled up.
Allen & Hebard also have been made
Oregon distributors for the Fischer
auto bed. This very useful device for
all motorists who travel much, or
camp even occasionally, is the inven
tion of a Seattle man, who made it to
solve his own problems and then found
that all his friends and neighbors
wanted the same thing.
STERLING MOTOR TRUCK COMPANY
MmiUm Tiwc & Mmn for If Yrm
KoeHrihg Machine Co., N. W.
250 Ylawthorne Avenue
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A reliable safety device to prevent UNINTEN
TIONAL rapid acceleration when driving over uneven
crossings or rough roads. Relieves the foot and leg
muscles from constant tension. Permits delicate
advancement or retarding of accelerator. .
The graduated indentations make oar foot rest easily
adjustable to various freights and positions. This
feature makes it fit your usual driving position '
BE SURE to try the various adjustments and tighten
the nuts at the position best
fitted to your particular need.
Once properly adjusted you
ivill find it a real comfort in
driving. Adaptable to all
makes of Motor Cars.
Price $1.50 at your dealer
STANW00D EQUIPMENT CO.
CHANSLOR & LYON CO.
BALLOU & WRIGHT.
MARSHALL-WELLS HARDWARE CO.
Why buy expensive Trucks when $375 and an old or new FORD gives you 1 to Vs-ton
TRUCK guaranteed Timken bearings? Prompt delivery.
Stream Line Kelsey Bodies for FORDS, and Empire Bug Bodies the classiest of all, at
Kay Bee Spotlights and other auto specialties.
Manufacturers' agents and jobbers.
COMMERCIAL SPECIALTY COMPANY
Storeroom, 603 Washington St. Phone Main 967 Office, 206 Railway Exchange Bldg.
Probably more tractors than this will
be on exhibition at the big automobile
(ruck and tractor show to be held from
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