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THE SUXDAY OREGOXIAN. PORTLAND, OCTOBER 20, 1918.
COVEY TAKES AGENCY
been driven to increase the weigrht and
strength of his vehicle to withstand
road shocks and vibration.
"Here the analogy ends. The lion
has lain down with the lamb. The tire
. FOR MASTER TRUCK
engineer has seen his great opportunity
for service and has grasped it.
"The United States Tire Company has
placed on the market a cord pneumatic
tire in sizes large enough to carry the
heaviest commercial loads at speeds
equalling those developed by passenger
automobiles, and with no more damage
to roads than is caused by the lighter
Large Territory Obtained for
vehicles. Through this achievement
the truckmaker can now build a much
lighter truck and the total weight on
ajj..SaT8a8asatMgas rear ra3CTer. -psssMz
he road is made up of a far greater
percentage of useful load than hereto
fore. The race between tire builder
SUB-AGENTS TO BE PLACED
and road builder has been called off on
-r.vr-y orw jar :-.
account of United States pneumatic
f'N - - -rl t f mi lL
3fr. Cotcj Able at Trcsent lo Take
Orders for Prompt Delivery In
Oregon and Washington.
The H. M. Covey Motor Car Company,
ditrlbutor here for Cadillac and Dodge
passenger cars, has entered the truck
field. Mr. Covey, last week, closed ar
rangements whereby he has taken the
agency in this territory for the well
known Master truck.
His territory for. the Master truck In
cludes all of Oregon and the south
western . counties of Washington, as
well. He expects to place a number of
GRAPHITE FRIEXD CAR OffXER
Lubrication of Gears and Bearings
Every month added to the life of an
automobile means dollars and cents to
the owner in these days, when every
car owner realizes that when his pres
ent car is gone he may not be able to
get another. With the scarcity in new
cars, used cars have gcjne way up in
price and car owners are holding on for
still better price. Hence, every
month the old car holds out adds dol
lars to its value.
The most vulnerable parts in a car
are the gears and bearings. They re
ceive the hardest usage and are fre-
HERE IS THE NEW CHEVROLET ONE-TON TRUCK JUST
RECEIVED HERE BY REGNER & FIELDS.
A Motor Truck of 'High Charac
The COVEY 1M0T0R CAR Company has been appointed Oregon and Southern Washington distrib
utors for the Master Trucks and as such is able to make immediate deliveries.
At the Helm of the Track Is Arthur Fields, of Reamer Fields. Mnlt
omah (Oilr Chevrolet Distributors. This Track Comes With
1'aeamatlc Tires In Front and Electric Lights and Starter.
Made from standard units combined in a truck
without a weakness.
It will stand favorable comparison with trucks
costing many hundreds of dollars more.
SPECIFICATIONS IN BRIEF:
Buda Motor, Eisleman High Tension Magneto, Timken
Axles, Timken Bearings, Spicer Universal Joint, made in
six sizes, iy2 tons to huge 6-ton Tractor Truck.
sub-agencies in the territory. In fact.
Ray Wise, territory representative for
the manufacturers, is at present going
through the Oregon territory for Mr.
Covey to arrange for placing of some
of these sub-agencies.
The Master truck is so well known
that it does not require much Intro
duction here. It Is a truck made of
the highest class standard units
throughout, such as Timken axles.
Timken bearings, Spicer universal
joints, Eisleman high tension magneto
and Buda motor.
Furthermore, it Is selling at pres
ent at an unusually low price in its
A large number of Master trucks,
mostly of the popular 2 and 3'i-ton
sizes, are already operating in Oregon
and the Pacific Northwest. They are
all giving fine ' satisfaction and have
abundantly demonstrated their adapta
bility to conditions in this territory
Although most of the Master trucks
now operating here are. as mentioned.
of the 3 and 3U-ton sizes, the Mas
ter truck is manufactured in all sizes
from the 1-ton to the 6ft-ton tractor
Mr. Covey is much pleased at hav
ing been able to obtain a line of trucks
so well established and generally
known as the Master truck. He expects
to do a big business in this territory
with the Master truck, as he is able at
present to make immediate deliveries
on trucks ordered from him. This i a
condition that may not obtain very
long, for the demand for trucks gen
rally is exceeding the supply.
quently the most neglected. But it is
not necessary for the car owner to be a
mechanic to keep his bearings in order.
If he knows how to keep them lubri
cated, he knows all that ie necessary.
He can take his car to the parage oc
casiona-ly for a more thorough in
Almost any motor mechanic will ad
vise the use of flake graphite lubri
cants for bearings. The Joseph Dixon
Crucible Company makes a line of
graphite lubricants for gears and bear
ings especially suited to the various
parts. Only selected flake graphite,
oDiainea irom tne company s own
mines, is used. Perfect lubrication is
assured by the use of these lubricants
because of the permanent, heat-resisting
and absolutely frictionless nature
of the graphite.
BRIDGE COSTS MODERATE
LIVE DEALERS WANTED IN UNOCCUPIED TERRITORY
21ST AND WASHINGTON STREETS, PORTLAND, OR.
NEW TRUCK TIRE ARRIVES
S. RUBBER COMPAXT BUILDS
PXEUMATIO FOR TRUCKS.
Announcement of Heavy Duty Cord
Is Boon to Hard-Pressed
Makers of Roads.
There is a close analogy in the de
velopment of truck tires and naval
shells in relation to Improvements in
the surfaces against which they are
used. As fast as the shellmaker has
progressed In his art the armor manu
facturer has been forced to greater ef
forts in the furnishing of protection to
battleships. ach instance in the pene
trating power of armor-piercing shells
has called for corresponding improve
ment in the quality of armor steel or
added thickness of the protective belt.
In the more peaceful problem of mo
tor truck transportation are all the ele
ments of this situation except that the
prize Is business development. The in
creasing size of motor trucks equipped
with solid rubber tires has forced the
road engineer to endless experiments in
an effort. to produce a road surface
that will stand up under the terrific
punishment caused by Incessant de
mands for speed, tonnage, and still I
tnore speed. And the truck builder has I
EW STRUCTURE AT SALEM
' SETS ECOXOMY RECORD.
All the Engineering Supervised by
State Highway Commission,
With Surprising Results.
The State Highway Commission Is
well pleased with the design and com
pleted construction ot the new Marion
Polk County highway .bridge, and has
made some interesting comparisons as
to engineering and design between
this structure and that of the Inter
state bridge between Portland and
V ancou ver.
The fact that the Interstate bridge
was built in peace, times under the
most Ideal conditions while the Salem
bridge was built during war times un
der the most adverse conditions has
considerable bearing on the comparison
Vet this comparison is favorable to
the Salem structure, inasmuch as en
glneerlng costs are generally higher
in proportion on the smaller structure,
and further, because of the fact that
foundation conditions were similar.
both structures being built upon pile
foundations with concrete piers. The
river beds are similar and the current
conditions areilso about of the same
velocity. The Salem structure is on
4.5 per cent grade on the Salem side
of the river and a 4 per cent grade on
the I'olk County side of the river. The
approach on the east side of the river
is of massive concrete design, which
adds somewhat to the cost of design
Tne total cost of the Salem bridge.
exclusivo of pavement and fills in ap
proaches, was I244.o41.30.
Total cost of engineering, including
surveys, borings, inspection of steel
and cement, blue prints and supplies,
resident engineer's salary, stenographic
work and design and inspection from
Highway Commission's office, was
$4599.51 or about 1.8 per cent of the
cost of the structure. This is supposed
to be a record for a structure of this
magnitude when the variety or en
gineering work required is taken Into
The engineers for the Interstate
bridge at Vancouver, wash., received
fee of 180.000 for work tnai cosi
about $ 1,600,000, or about 5 per cent.
On this basis, the engineering of the
Salem bridge would have cost $12,200.
The extra work involved amounts to
about $775, or less than one-third of
1 per cent.
Of steel work involving a value oi
over $100,000, not a single error in de
sign involving extra expense was found
against this department.
A feature very pleasing to the Ma
rion County Court was the fact that
the quantities upon which the main
contract was based were reduced so
that the bridge cost about ouuu less
than was contsmplated at the time the
contract was signed.
Tt mieht be noted that the Inter
state bridge was constructed by East
ern engineers upon a contingent lee
basis. The Marion-Polk County bridge
was designed and constructed under
supervision of the Oregon State High
way Department and the designing en
gineer was an Oregon Doy, yv. aiei-
PIERCE TO STOP, TOO
NO MORE P1EROE-AKBOW -assji.ii-
GER CARS AFTER JANUARY 1.
ALL-WORK FARM TRACTOR DEMONSTRATING ITS PLOWING
ABILITY AT SALEM STATE FAIR.
skJUw.-v v iTr'-' t A-r -,
Company In Formal Statement Explains
That Trncks Will Be Built for
The edict of the War Industries Board
cutting oT production or passenger
automobiles after January 1, 1919
found the Pierce-Arrow Motor Car
Company, of Buffalo, well prepared to
meet the changed conditions. Produc
tion of trucks for war ana domestic
use is assured, the company gradually
having planned to conform to Just such
an order as was Issued.
A statement issued by the company
After the present iimitea euppiy oi
series five Pierce-Arrow automobiles
has gone to the public, this company
will produce no more passenger cars
until steel and other materials are
available without detriment to the war
"This decision is directly in line with
the policy adopted by the Fierce-Arrow
Motor Car Company when the United
States became a belligerent, vve were
convinced that it was necessary to ac
cept conditions developed Dy tne war.
Without any pressure from the Gov
ernment, this company voluntarily sus
pended production or two or its moaeis.
the 35' and tne 66, ana concenimeu
on one model, tne '4.- in oraer 10 con
serve material and labor.
A larsre amount of material already
I THE BEAVER
ordered for contemplated production of
cars was canceled. Some of this had
to be abandoned at considerable money
"As a matter of fact, the Pierce
Arrow Motor Car Company has ordered
no new passenger car material since
the United States entered t7ie war.
"Cars now in the process of manu
facture are beine built from material
which was ordered in December, 1916.
"By voluntarily curtailing passenger
car production, we were enabled to re
lease a large portion of our facilities
for hfphly important war work. We
expect to have capacity to care for our
domestic truck business.
"Ve have lately presented to the
public the highest grade of engine ever
developed by this company, the Dual
Valve Six. Its welcome- convinces us
that we could, sell a considerable
greater number than our plans call for.
We shall not attempt any larger pro
duction, as we wish to. conform our
whole policy to that of the War In
dustries Board, and during the "war
period give preference to war work
and motor trucks.
"When peace comes we will be in
position to present to the public a pas
senger car which will maintain our
effort to combine an engine of highest
power and permanency with bodies oi
greatest beauty, comfort and safety."
Reviving Dry Cells.
It is possible to get increased am
perage from partly run down dry cells
by crowding down the material neat
the carbon element with a small piece
of wood and a hammer. This lessens
the obstructing material from around
the carbon and permits free chemical
action. The atphaltum on top of tha
-cell may be sealed again by applica
tion of a little heat.
offers more of "what you actually need and want in
BRALY AUTO CO.
Main 4880, A 3881. 19th and Washington Sts.
International Motor Truck
A Track for Every Purpose.
International Harvester Com
pany of America.
For Sale by
' HeBDeman Motor Truck
Company. Broadway 504.
. Ninth and Couch Streets.
HLNUTK MAN 3LX
MINUTE MAN SIX
Brunn Motor Car Co,
444-46 Stark St.
Phones: Broadway 2958, A 2958
Capacities, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 5 Tons.
Complete Stock Repair Farts.
F. C ATWELL, Sales Agent.
Washington at 21st. Tel. Mar. 440
New Light Six, $1250 Factory
Mitchell, Seven-Passenger, $1525, Factory
MITCHELL, LEWIS & STAVER CO.
Broadway at Oak
Distinctive High Grade. Light Weight
OLDSMOBILE CO. OF OREGON
Broadway and Conch
Phone Broadway 2270
AUTO ACCESSORIES AND PARTS
Union Avenue North
Phone East 304 '
Th All-Work, which is a three-plow tractor, was the center of a great deal
of interest at Salem. It is distributed in this territory by J. A. Freeman & Bon,
has opened under new manage
ment, fully equipped to do all
kinds of Auto Repairing, Tire
and Tube Vulcanizing. All work
A complete line of tires, tubes
and accessories. Service station
for -Miller Geared-to-the-Road
Cord and Fabric Tires.
We will come after
trouble on the road.
you if in'
STORAGE AND REPAIRS EE
ARCHER & WIGGINS
Slxfb Street at Oak
GASOLINE and OIL TANKS
STORAGE SYSTEMS FOR PUBLIC .A WI) PRIVATE
GARAGES. S. Stoddard, Ulstrlct supt.
Sales. 719-20 Corbett Bldgr. Main 1478.
i-Uroadway and Glisan Phone Bdwy. 546
The only battery with a definite guarantee. -All
makes of batteries charged and repaired,
David Hodes Co.
N. Broadway and Flanders.
PARTS AND ACCESSORIES
ENGINES A SPECIALTY
There's an Exide Battery
For Every Car '
THE STORAGE BATTERY CO.
348-350 Couch St.
We Stock Them. We Repair Them.
We Chance Them.
ATTO EIECTRIC EttUIPMEST CO,
Sixth and Buraalde Streets.
Announcing' the 'Arrival of the New.
7-Passenger Touring Car
We also have for immediate delivery
a limited number of
5-Passengrer Touring Cars
4-Piassenger Runabouts '
N A S
One and Two-Ton
and the famous
MOTOR CAR CO.
Tenth and Burnside