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THi: SUNDAY OREGONIAN, PORTLAND, JUNE 9, 1918.
BEND PATHWAY TO
THROUGH THE SCENIC CENTRAL OREGON PATHWAY INTO CALI-
FORNIA IN A MARMON.
WORST ROAD FOUND
It's From Klamath Falls to
Ashland. Says Hemphill.
Portland Motorists in Mar
mon Find Central Oregon
v. Route Fine to Travel.
HILLS, RUTS AND STONES
Chalmers Distributor Has Praise
OTHERS URGED TO TRY IT
for Route From Bend to Klam-.
ath, bnt He Balks at Road
Across the Mountains.
the Qole gem-ElGHT
Sir. and Sirs. F. A. Douty and Fam
ily Slake Wonder-Trip Long to Be
Remembered, and See Mount
' Lassen Spouting Smoke.
Motorists bound for California are
missing some wonderful scenery and
Cood roads, too, by not taking: the Cen
tral Oregon route south, via Bend and
Lakeview, Or., and Susanville and
So declare Mr. and Mrs. IT. A. Douty,
of 893 Kelly street, who have just re
turned to Portland from a month's
business and pleasure trip to West
wood, Cal., in their Marmon car. They
took the Central Oregon route and
wouldn't have missed it.
They left Portland on May 1, ship
ping the Marmon by boat to The Dalles
and there taking the Tygh Valley road
to Bend. They found it In excellent
condition. In fact, in approximately
600 miles covered on their tour they
found only 22 miles of really rough
They took their time on the tour and
stopped a few days near Bend to fish
in the Deschutes River. They were re
warded with fine sport and a good
catch, one afternooon's angling return
ing 41 fat trout in a couple of hours.
, Shower Bath Belt.
They had an unusual experience be
tween Grass Valley and Wasco on the
journey south, when they passed
through what they dubbed a "shower
bath belt." Which pretty well describes
it, for they ran into a heavy rain storm
which kept with them for several
miles until the road took a westerly
turn at right angles.
That took them out of the shower
into the finest of Summer weather for
several miles. Whereupon another
right angle turn brought them back
into the rain. They had to endure It
this time until still another turn -took
them well out of the shower bath belt.
Driving on south from Bend toward
Lakeview, they skirted the west shores
of Silver and Summer lakes. The lat
ter, declares Mrs. Douty, was one of
the most beautiful sights of the trip.
The reflection of the sun's rays on the
water gave It all the colorful tints of
From Summer Lake south their route
lay through Paisley, Lakeview' and
Pine Creek, in Oregon, and along Goose
Lake to Alturas, Likely, Madeline, Ter
tno, Susanville and finally to West
wood, in California. Over nearly all
this distance the roads were in first
class touring condition.
They had one surprise between Like
ly and Madeline, where -fiey climbed a
steep five-mile grade an didn't real
iz&lhey were going up until the engine
began to slow down. Right In this sec
tion the road passes through a plain
that extends for miles on either side,
with no hills or other landmarks to
( . Mysterr Cleared Up.
- - Consequently Mr. Douty couldn't im
agine why the motor seemed to pull bo
hard. He had excited visions of his
trusty Marmon going back on him for
the first time in its lifs. Just then one
of the children, looking back, called at
tention to the fact that they were
climbing a very long hilL Of course
that cleared up the mystery. Mr. Douty
shifted into Intermediate and the Mar
mon went right along.
Earlier in the journey, as they
Beared Paisley, in Oregon, they passed
through an irrigation project of 27,000
acres drawing its water from the Che
waucan River. The land is owned by
a Portland syndicate and besides ship
ping 15,000 head of cattle last year, a
good crop of bay was raised on the
Interesting sights of this kind were
encountered all along the route. As
they neared Westwood, at the end of
their jorney, they obtained a fine
view of Mount Lassen, 40 miles away,
spouting black smoke, which hung over
the mountain like a heavy cloud. Had
they been two days earlier they might
have seen fire pouring out, but the
eruption was subsiding at that time.
Good accommodations were found all
along the route. Mr. and Mrs. Douty,
Who took their two daughters, Roberta
and Margaret, with them, enthusiasti
cally recommend the journey t all mo
torists. Travel has been very light
ever this route this year, they say.
Mr. Douty also praises the perform
ance of his Marmon, which he pur
chased last year from the Northwest
Auto Company in Portland. He didn't
have the slightest trouble with the car
on the whole trip, either going or re
turning, and did not so much as have
to make any adjustments, although
they reached an altitude of 6200 feet.
DEVICE SAVES GASOLINE
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OFFICIAL ROAD INFORMATION
United States Forest Service Bulletin Gives Data, Compiled by Field Men,
on Condition of Oregon and Washington Roads.
Claim, la Made by Hui Therkelsea
That Distillate an Even Kero
sene Can Be Vsert.
. A Portland man, Hans Therkelsen, of
711 Clinton street, is the inventor of a
frasifier for automobiles for which the
claim is made that it enables any car
to burn distillate and even kerosene
with as great fuel efficiency as that
obtained from gasoline.
Not only is a substantial saving made
in fuel bills through substitution of the
cheaper distillate for gasoline, Mr.
Therkelsen says, but he cites perform
ances of his gasifier on cars in Port
land in proof that actually more mile
age to the gallon is obtained."
Mr. Therkelsen calls his device, which
he has patented and intends to manu
facture and market on a considerable
scale, the Primo Gasifier. It combines
three essentials for burning low-grade
fuel: a priming system whereby gaso
line is used to prime the motor for
starting, the primer working semi
automatically; a heater which gasifies
and breaks the heavier substitute fuel
and what he calls a moisturizer, which
keeps the cylinders clean.
He has been working on his device
for three years, and has tried it out
very thoroughly in actual use. He
makes the primo gasifier for Ford
cars and for other makes as well.
V Watch Battery Xow.
Do not forget that from now on until
the end of the warm weather the bat
tery is going to need extraordinary at
tention. The electrolyte evaporates
much more rapidly in warm weather
and the cells should be Inspected once
a week and the liquid brought up to
t h proper level with distilled water.
This Road Bulletin No. 8 contains
Keneral information concerning road
conditions in or near the National for
ests of Oregon and Washington, based
on data furnished by the field men of
the United States Forest Service.
Forest fires interfere seriously with
the pleasure of Summer touring in the
mountains. Fallen trees obstruct the
roads and trails and hinder travel,
while the smoke clouds cover the
scenery which gives the mountains so
much of their charm. Most forest
fires are the result of carelessness and
might have been prevented. When
everyone who visits the woods is care
ful with fire the annual loss of timber
and forage will be reduced to a mini
mum. The co-operation of forest travelers
to prevent fire is earnestly requested
to keep the mountains green, to save
the forest resources for the Nation's
use, and to make the calling of men
from industrial work to fight forest
Western Oregon. .
Willamette Valley, Cascade Mountain
wagon road Open and in fair condition be
tween Foster and Upper Soda. Closed by
unsaffl brldaea between- Upper Soda and
the summit of Cascade Mountains. No de
tour is possible. Wagon traffic is possible
by fording river twice. However, fords are
Hebe-Neskowtn Open and In fair condi
tion entire length. Very rough in places.
Tillamook-Wlllamlna Open and- in fair
condition between Tillamook and Willamlna.
This road is in permanent Summer condi
tion. . --
Dead Indian Open between Pelican Bay
and Ashland.- Passable for auto by making
short detours around fallen trees which have
not yet been removed.
Klamath Falls-Crater Lake Open, but In
poor condition between Klamath Falls and
Bridge Creek. Should be open to Crater
Lake by June 15.
Crater Lake road Open and in good con
dition between Medford and White Horse
Creek. Closed between White Horse and
Headquarters Camp on account of snow.
Will be open about June 15.
Willamette road Open between Eugene
and a point a few miles beyond Oak Ridge.
Closed to vehicles beyond this point.
Med ford-Rogue River Valley-Crater Lake
Open from Medford to a point Just within
the pafk boundary. Closed by snow from
tms point to crater Lake.
Columbia River Highway Open and
paved between Portland and Cascade Locks.
Closed for construction between Cascade
Locks and Hood River. Auto travelers may
ship cars between Cascade . Locks-and Hood
River either by- rail or boat, on week-days
McKenzle Pass Open and in fair con
dition from Eugene to Alder Springs: also
to Belknap and Foley Springs. Closed by
snow between ' Alder Springs and Windy
Point. No detour possible. Probably will
be open June 15.
Draln-Scottsburg Open and in good con
dition from Drain to Scottsburg.
Scottsburg-Alleghany Open for horse
travel, but closed by mud and excessive
grades to auto traffic.
Klamath Falls-Bend (via Fort Klamath)
Open and in fair condition.
Crescent Clty-Bandon Coast road. Open
and In fair condition entire distance. Has
some rough places.
Grants Pass-Crescent City Open the
whole distance and in good condition except
for a few rough places.
Pacific Highway Open and In good con
dition between Grants Pass and Wolf Creek.
Open and In fair condition from Roseburg
to Grants Pass and Medford.
Barlow-Oak Grove road Open and in fair
condition from Portland to Rhododejidron.
Passable from Rhododendron to Government
Camp. Closed by snow and windfalls be
tween Government Camp and forks of road
near Clear Lake. Open, but rough, from
Clear and Clackamas lakes to Cedar Burn.
Good condition from Cedar Burn to Wapl
Sparta-East Eagle Park Open in and
good condition entire route.
Baker-Cornucopia Open and in good con
Baker-Prairie City Open and passable for
all vehicles, but In poor condition.
Milton-Tollgate Open and in good condi
tion between Milton and Swing Hill. Closed
by snow beyond Swing Hill. No detour pos
Hard man-Spray Open, and passable for
machines entire route.
Prineville-Mitchell passable between
Ochoco Station and Wheeler-Crook County
line. Open and In excellent condition be
tween county line and Beaver Ranger Sta
tion. Closed through Bridge Creek Can
yon. but passage may be made by detour
through Meyers Canyon. Should be open
by June 15. :
Cascade Scenic Highway Open between
Index. Wash., and the. coast, and In good
condition. Closed between Index and Tye
because of washed-out bridges. No detour
possible. Should be open about July 1.
Sunset Highway Open and In good condi
tion from Seattle to Snoqualmle Pass. Pass
able from Snoqualmle Pass to Lake Kee
chelus. Good condition from Lake Kee
chelus to Easton and Cle Elum.
Arlington-Darrington Open and in good
condition from Arlington to Fortson. Pass
able for machines from Fortson to Dar
Tleton Basin wagon road Open and In
permanent Summer condition. Road Is used
during the Summer by campers and 'tour
ists. There is very little fire danger along
this road and plenty of good camping places
along the Tleton River.
Olympic Highway Open and In good con
dition between Olympla and Quinault Lake.
Open and in fair condition between Olympla
and Discovery Bay. Good condition from
Discovery Say. to Piedmont.. Open and in
fair condition from Falrholm to Mora and
8tate -road No. 4 Open and In fair con
dition between Republic and Tonasket.
Blewett Pass Highway In poor condi
tion from Cle Elum to Wenatchee. Repair
worn now going on.
Wenatchee-Cloverland Open and In fair
condition- between Cloverland and Turntable
and passable from Turntable to Seven Sis
State road No. 10 Open and in good con
dition SxsVm Entiat to Pateros.
Cle kkuyft and Easton County road Open
and in good condition.
HOW TO USE A GREASE GUN
Take Care Not to Work Against Air
In using a grease gun to fill com
partments with lubricants it is a mis
take to thrust the nozzle deep into the
hole, as this makes the gun hard to
operate and results In a lot of the
grease leaking; out of the case. When
grease enters the case 'It displaces a
certain amount of air. which must be
able to leave the compartments. If
the gun is covering the hole, the air
cannot get out quickly, and you are
working against this air pressure.
Care should be taken also that no dirt
from around the plug gets into the
hole when lubricant is being forced
in. Before removing the plug, clean
the space around it thoroughly of all
foreign matter, and this applies to oil
holes as well as those intended for
Don't Overdo It.
Many beginners make the mistake of
using the choker whether the motor is
cold or not. If the motor has not yet
cooled down from previous running, it
is usually not necessary to use the
choker, or at least not fully Using the
choker ' with a hot motor is likely to
flood the cylinders and prevent start
ing. If this has been done, open up
the pet cocks and turn the motor over
a few times with the throttle closed to
clear the cylinders. Then close them
and start with the choker in normal
On the Car Tracks.
Wet or Icy rails are particularly
slippery and care should be taken in
driving on or crossing them at a slight
ar.gle. Quick twisting of the front
wheels may start a skid that will re
sult In serious accident. Milestones.
Another strong indorsement of Cen
tral Oregon roads comes from Roy
Hemphill, manager of the Western
Motor Car Eales Company, Chalmers
distributors, who found them in fine
condition from Bend to Klamath Falls
The distance between these points.
about 163 miles. Mr. Hemphill made in
seven and a half hours In a "hot spot"
Chalmers, or an average of 20 miles
an hour actual elapsed time. This in
cluded a couple of stops, one of which
was for luncheon. The route taken
was that via La. Pine, Crescent and
Fort Klamath and everywhere . the
roads were good for motor travel!
But to show that he is not out boost
ing Oregon roads regardless, Mr.
Hemphill has some very unkind re
marks to make of the road from Kla
math Palls over the mountains to Ash
land, via Keno, 64 miles, which he
tackled next day. It is fully as bad,
and worse, he declares with emotion,
as the other one is good.
"Just one hill after another, to be
gin with," . describes Mr. Hemphill,
"and every mile of the way containing
a thousand, or ten thousand, ruts,
bumps, boulders, stumps, roots and
"I will say this for the road, wishing
to be perfectly fair, that It has no tin
cans or slivers of glass. I don't know
why the omission, but somebody has
passed up a bet, for every other kind
and condition of impedimenta to auto
mobile travel is there In vast quantity.
"Ten miles an hour is fast traveling
over this abomination of a road. -It Is
the Barlow trail out-Barlowed. The
bravest man in Oregon, to my notion.
Is the stage driver between Klamath
falls and Ashland, who takes a car
over the road every day. He has a
couple of Chalmers, which is one rea
son why he is able to do it. They
stand up to the work superbly, and It
Is real work."
Mr. Hemphill had good luck in get
ting orders for Chalmers and Truxton
truck attachments, for which he is also
the Oregon distributor, during his trip
ahrough Central and Southern Oregon.
LIBERTY DONE IN WAX
MODEL OF CAR STUDIED BEFORE
Every Little Detail Carernlly Adjusted
Before Popular Anto Went
m the Market.
In the building of the Liberty motor
car a lesson was taken from the ex
perlence of British naval experts.
Before actual construction begins on
any British naval vessel, a perfect
model of the ship is made of paraffin
wax. With this perfect miniature be
fore them of the ship they are build
lng, the naval experts are able to ob
serve its finished appearance In de
tall, check up its construction and make
Improvements and changes.
Knowing of the remarkable results
of such thoroughness, the Liberty Mo
tor Company made a perfect wax model
of the Liberty Six before the building
of the first Liberty car was under
taken. Every detail of its construc
tion was then subjected to the rigid
Inspection or the designers.
The slope of the seats was observed
and adjusted so as to afford the mail
mum of comfort for the car occupants.
The steering post was set at Just the
proper angle. Body measurements were
computed with scrupulous care. The
position of the clutch pedal, brake
pedal and gear shift and brake levers
was determined with exacting preci
The exterior appearance of the car
also received the closest consideration.
Every angle and curve was planned so
as to blend Into the harmonious, stream
line effect which has distinguished the
Liberty car since its first appearance.
The effect was such that it established
an altogether new trend In body de
sign, which has been repeatedly mod
eled after by other manufacturers.
This unique method Is characteristic
of the policy which accomplished that
difference in the way the Liberty rides
and drives and earned an immediate
public approval for the Liberty car.
Cleaning the Car.
neavy roaa oils or tar, which are
procrastinate and waste money?
MOTOR CAR COMPANY
Park and Everett, Portland, Oregon
SAVE y3 TO y2
ON YOUR TIRES
;GATES' HALF-SOLE TIRES
PunctuTe-proof for S500 Miles .
J. S. Hutchinson & Son
70 Sixth Street
Here ia an answer to our challenge a faithful
portrait of the Cole Aero-Eight.
Note the perfect symmetry, the clashing contour
the poise and spirit of its graceful lines.
Well can you imagine the pent-up energy beneath
its generous hood the more than 80 horsepower
responsive instantly to every need.
Speed, acceleration, stamina are there when you
want them to a greater degree than you have ever
hefore enjoyed. Silent, constant operation at the
slowest pace is afforded as well.
But for the passing landscape the movement of the
car is imperceptible so smoothly does it glide along.
The Aero-Eight will give you miles and
miles more for every gallon of gas
than ever has been your
NORTHWEST AUTO CO.
F. V. Vogler, Pres. C. M. Menzies, Manager.
BROADWAY AT COUCH. Distributors. PORTLAND, OREGON.
COLE MOTOR CAR COMPANY, INDIANAPOLIS. U. S. A.
sometimes splashed onto a car which
has been driven over a freshly oiled
road, cannot be removed by ordinary
washing' with water. By saturating a
cloth mith kerosene or stale butter and
rubbins; each spot of oil. the deposit
will be loosened. After allowing it to
soak In for a few moments, it may be
rubbed off. Milestones.
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Seventy per cent of all used cars are mechanically as
good as tlie day they were purchased. Tliey represent
good power for Smith Form-a-Trucks.
for Ford cars
1 Ton ... $390
tor all other cars
1 Ton ... $450
2 Ton ... 550
To those who require all-weather
service, the Smith Form-a-Truck has
proven to be a never failing worker.
Day in and day out it goes along at
tlie minimum cost of operation.
Our analysis of your delivery problems will be based on a wide
experience with many business houses. We can help you.
BALLOU & WRIGHT
Distributors for Oregon and Southern Idaho
BROADWAY AT OAK, PORTLAND. OR.