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FULL PARTS SUPPLY
Owners to Be Protected, Re
gardless of Oar Situation.
FRANK RIGGS BRINGS WORD
Western Division Manager Finds
Factory- at Toledo 75 Per Cent
Devoted to AVar Work.
"So matter what the passenger car
situation may be after January 1, own
ers of Overland cars may depend abso
lutely on being able at all times to ob
tain any necessary parts." -
So declared Frank C. Rlpss. Wtern
district manager for the Willys-Over
land Company, who arrived in Portland
early last week from Toledo. O.. where
he spent a couple of weeks on his an
nual Fall visit to the Overland fac
tory. "Some time apo. as announced at that
time, the Willys-Overland Company in
creased the parts to be carried con
stantly in stock at Pacific Coast dis
tributing; centers from a three months'
to a six months' supply," said Mr. Riggs.
"That order will continue to be ef
fective. So at all times there will be
on hand in parts depots such as that
at the Portland branch a stock of parts
sufficient to supply the normal demand
for six months to come.
Storks to Be Kept t'p.
"As the supply of any part runs low
It will be immediately replenished, with
a view to having always in stock
enough of the parts for the next six
months. Under such a policy Overland
owners are absolutely protected.
Mr. Riggs found the big Willys-Over
land plant at Toledo busier than ever.
This plant at present, explained Mr.
Riggs, is on a "5 per cent war work
basis and the amount of war work is
being- increased. It is running night
"The whole automobile industry,"
said Mr. Riggs, "is being converted into
a vast war industry. It will continue
to turn out war orders in ever-increasing
volume, subordinating all private
ends to that of winning the war, so
long as the need remains.
"The Willys-Overland Company Is
still making cars to the extent of about
2 3 per cent of the normal volume. Nat
urally, with this lessening volume of
new cars, there is fast coming to pass
an automobile shortage.
. Mollae Plant Visited.
"But until the New Tear, at least,
there will be no difficulty In obtaining
From Portland, where he conferred
with H. II. Kling, manager of the local
Willys-Overland Pacific branch, Mr.
Riggs left later in the week for Seattle
and Spokane. From there he will go
shortly to San Francisco, which is his
headquarters as district manager of the
Pacific Coast territory.
While in the East Mr. Riggs took
time to make a visit to the huge plant
of the Moline Plow Company, the 919
000.000 corporation which, including the
Moline plow and the Moline tractor,
has just been purchased by the Willys
Overland Company. The Overland and
Moline organizations, however, accord
ing to Mr. Riggs. are to be kept sep
INTERNAL GEAR DRIVE
Tried and proven units only are used in this
truck and the name Jumbo is used because
these units are larger than are used by most
makers in trucks of 2-ton rating some of
the more important units used in this truck
of tons rating are used by others in ex
actly the same size units in trucks rating at
Jumbo makers believe in a wide margin of
JUMBO 214-ton Truck, $2250.00 Factory.
Noted for Their Easy-Riding
due to the "Mitchell" Cantilever Spring,
with its unique flexible suspension. Not
withstanding we have sold thousands of
these Mitchell cars, we have yet to see
or hear of the first broken Cantilever
Spring. It is spring perfection and as
to the ease of handling this wonderful
car, it drives so perfectly and with such
ease that it's beyond description. The
only way to get an understanding of this
feature is to drive the car.
While we have been out of Mitchells for
some time, owing to war work by the
factory, we now have a very few.
Price of 5-Passenger Car $1465 -Factory
A car that is distinctively classy and
of unsurpassed quality Two models,
SUBURGAN SEVEN 7-Passenger
SPORT MARINE 4-Passenger
REX HILL MIGHTX SLIPPERY
Horses Have Hard Time Climbing It
and Speeding Autos Skid.
One day a.4t week a teamster whose
horses could not hold the load he was
hauling on the Rex hill, shoveled some
dirt onto the paving in order that his
horses might get a toe hold, says the
A shower that followed soon after
ward made the clay dirt as slippery
as soft soap, which caused a great mix
up of autos and motor trucks that
passed that way, though no serious ac
It has been evident all along, to ob
servers, that horses would have a hard
time climbing the grade there during
the winter season, and unless provision
is made for teams at one side of the
paved grade there will come times
when It will be a "closed highway" for
the noble horse. In icy times a coating
of sand covering the paving would
probably obviate the trouble but rains
that would follow would soon take It
And while the Rex hill Is being dis
cussed, it may not be out of place to
admonish the doctors, the nurses, the
undertakers and the grave diggers to
hold themselves In readiness, for with
the speed that some auto drivers "hit
the pike coming down that long grade
and sail over the fill in the canyon at
the bottom of the hill, it seems hardly
possible that the slippery season will
be passed over without some serious
casualties being enacted there.
No charge is made for the sugges
tion and it is not made with the
thought that it will cause drivers to be
more cautious it is so easy to turn on
the gas. don't you know.
XO FLYWHEEL ox this exgeve
Detroit Doctor Invents Automobile
Motor on Xew Plan.
Dr. Robert T. Williams, a Detroit
physician, has been granted patents
in Washington for an improvement
on the automobile engine which elim
inates the flywheel. Dr. Williams
recently demonstrated to a group of
New York engineers that an engine
with four or more cylinders will run
smoothly without the flywheel.
The Inventor distributes the usual
weight of the flywheel equally among
the connecting rods, the balancing
weight being placed in the connect
ing rod collar, fitted on the crank
shaft. Dr. 'Williams declares his ma
chine runs more smoothly and with
less vibration than it a flywheel Is
SHORTAGE IX ArtOS CERTAIN
E. First and E. Morrison
roadway at Oak
AUTOS SDON IT PREMIUM
SOON EVEN SECOND-HAND CARS
WILD BE HARD TO GET.
Automobile History In England and
Other Warrinjr Countries Is
Only Repeating Itself.
Automobiles of practically every
make that are In fair condition will be
at a premium in six months from now.
This is the opinion of men high in au
tomobile circles here, and is based on
several sound reasons.
New automobiles will be almost Im
possible to get after the first of the
year, due to the fact that motor car
factories will have curtailed their pro
duclion In order to take care. of war
Very few concerns are now promising
deliveries in advance of the next lew
months, as the future is decidedly un
certain. This very uncertainty, how
ever, together witht he fact that few
automobiles will be manufactured,
makes it certain that people owning
motor cars will have a distinct finan
'Used cars will be higher In price
than ever before," asserts W. R. DeLay,
of the D. C. Warren Motor Car Com
pany. Velie and Peerless car and truck
distributors. "In my belief, used auto
mobiles will be at a premium. Anyone
buying an automobile is investing his
money to good advantage, for all cars
will be higher In price before they are
At the present time cars are being
overhauled by many concerns and sold
from floors where formerly only new
cars were marketed. This is the nat
ural development of tje car shortage,
and Is directly in line with what was
done In London for some time after the
war broke out. Factory experts are
being secured to do the rebuilding
PROPER WAT TO INSERT TUBE
Be Careful That Flap Is Absolutely
Smooth, Xot Creased.
When inserting a tube in either the
straight side or quick detachable
clincher tires, care must be taken to
prevent creasing of the canvas flap.
The flap is used to prevent the tube
from coming Into contact with the
rim when the bead spreads. W hen ap
plying, the tube usually is Inserted in
he tire and slightly inflated and the
flap then put In place. Very often the
edge of the flap is creased. It is very
essential that the flap be absolutely
smooth on both sides.
Approximately 625,000 Cars Will
Be Withdrawn This Tear.
Experts on motor car production and
consumption estimated that there will
be a shortage of at least 125.000 auto
mobiles for 1918. Past records have
shown that approximately 625,000 cars
will be withdrawn from service this
year. This represents roughly the
total output of the country in 1914.
About 542.000 cars were withdrawn
In 1917. and that represented produc
tion in 1912.. With production for 191S.
.owing to limitations of only 500,000
and withdrawal of 25.000 cars, the
public early next year will understand
the existence of the actual shortage.
Spring washers should never be used
In connection with connecting rod ends
on with main bearing bolts because
these washers have a habit of snapping
in two on occasion, thereby leaving the
nut loose. The best method of lock
ing these parts is with castellated nuts
and split pins. .
1100 CARS IX BAXGKOK CITT
Gasoline in Siamese Capital Costs
$6 Per Gallon.
There are about'llOO cars In Bang
kok. Siam. of which about 300 .are
trucks of from one to two tons ca
pacity. ' Considering the rather pro-
ibitive price of gasoline there at pres
ent about JS per case of 10 gallons
it is rather encouraging that this num
ber Is being- operated, and still more
encouraging to learn that the authori
ties do what they can to keep the 60
miles of macadamized roads and streets
in excellent condition for the not in
considerable motor traffic
Illinois Amos Increase.
Secretary of State Louis E. Emmer
son. Illinois, reports that 2,709.562 has
been paid for 80,489 Illinois automobile
licenses thus far during 1918. This
compares with 11.588,034 for 348,262
cars during the entire 12 months of
1917 and l,236,5fiS for 248,429 cars in
Way to Find Loose Bearings.
To test a wheel for loose bearings
jack it up and take hold of top and
bottom spokes, pulling and pushing in
opposite directions. If no looseness is
shown in this way, try lifting the
hub to see if there is play in that di
rection. If any play is shown the
bearings must be taken up.
HlfiHWJIY OVER SALT BEDS
PROGRESS MADE THROUGH
If Pump Won't Work.
In case your water pump fails on
the road do not despair. Keep the
radiator filled clear to the top, run on
high gear as much as possible, keep
spark well advanced, ehut oil Ignition
going down hills and change the water
occasionally if it shows signs of over
In Removing Carbon.
If you cannot get at the air valves
of the carburetor so as to pour water,
etc through it to remove carbon,
have a petcock with priming cup fit
ted to the inlet manifold. This is also
very useful for priming the engine on
A latbr w&ither nlaced underneath
ttiA vnihr Tint flTllv helDS to
eliminate unnecessary noise, but gives
a lnrt nf AiAHtic comDression that pre
vents stripped threads when the bolt
is a little too small tor us joo.
Tti, Sternal C.nrnm WAS the first
branch of the United States Army to
utilize the automobile In any capacity.
This was in 1899.
Lincoln Highway Through Utah
Rapidly Is Being Pushed
"The great dream of those who have
long advocated the improvement of the
desert section of the Lincoln Highway
in the State of Utah is at last coming
true. A real road in every sense of
the word across the lower arm of the
Great Salt Lake Desert is rapidly tak
ing form. The greatest of all Lincoln
Highway improvements will soon be
This is the optimistic statement of
H. C. Ostermann, field secretary of the
Lincoln Highway Association, who, ac
companied by S. A. Host, publicity di
rector of the organization, and A. B.
Colwell, of Ely, Nev, engineer, ' have
just made a comprehensive inspection
of the Goodyear and Fisher sections.
From Black Point, on the western
edge of the desert, the new highway
now extends out over the Saltine Flat
for a distance of eight miles. Grad
ing has been completed upon four miles
at the extreme western end. This
grade averages three feet and is a full
18 feet in width and is hard and smooth,
although no attempt has been made to
give it a finished surface.
Effective Water Control. .
An effective manual water control
may be made by removing the rubber
hose between the top of the cylinders
SPECIALLY PRICED TO CLEAN UP BROKEN
LINES FROM SEASON'S BUSINESS
and the radiator and replacing it with
a metal one, containing a shut-off
valve of the butterfly type, such as are
used on carbureters. A rod from this
valve is extended through the dash
and enables the driver to regulate the
amount of water flowing through the
system and hence to control the tem
perature of the engine.
Turn down grease cups in every 100
32,000 sq. ft. floor space.
Live or dead storage.
N. W. Cor. Sixteenth and
Portland, Or. Main 3419
Republic, non-skid $13.00
Congress, non-skid 9.75
Vitalic, non-skid 12.95
Vitalic, plain L2.75
Braender, plain 11.50
Republic, plain 11.00
Congress, non-skid ....... 12.75
Pullman, non-skid ....... 15.75
Vitalic, non-skid ......... 16.50
Victor Springfield . 17.75
Superbar, non-skid 14.85
Fisk Black Top, non-skid.. 18.50
Firestone, plain 15.75
Republic, plain .......... 14.75
Goodrich, plain 17.75
United States, plain. ..... 17.75
Lee, plain 17.75
Congress, non-skid ' 16.75
Firestone, non-skid ' 19.75
Victor Springfield 19.75
Goodyear, N.-S., Q. D 21.00
Republic, non-skid 21.00
Diamond, non-skid 18.75
Diamond, non-skid, Q. D. . 18.75
Fisk, non-skid 25.80
Firestone, non-skid ..... . 26.75
Congress, non-skid 22.75
Savage, plain tread $23.75
Vitalic, non-skid 26.75
Ajax, plain, Q. D 24.50
Fisk Red Top, non-skid. . . 30.25
Fisk, plain tread 24.60
Republic, plain tread 23.75
Congress, non-skid ...... 22.00
Savage, plain tread 23.25
Victor Springfield ....... 28.5d
Firestone, non-skid ...... 28.50
Fisk, plain tread. 26.25
Ajax, plain, Q. D 24.50
Congress, non-skid ...... T 29.25
Victor Springfield 36.50
Goodyear, plain 35.45
Marathon, rfon-skid, Q. D.. 35.55
Pullman, non-skid 28.50
Batavia, non-skid 32.00
Imperial, non-skid 32.25
Victor Springfield 36.50
Lee, plain 35.40
Imperial, non-skid 36.50
Congress, non-skid 36.50
Victor Springfield ....... 48.00 .
Congress, non-skid, Q. D.. 30.95
Firestone, non-skid) Q. D. 31.25
McGraw, non-skid, Q. D... 29.50
U S PAT OFF
Cost nnVXz As Much
Save Yoa Ys to V2 On Your Tires
Pmictnre-Proof for 3500 Miles
Ask about our Gates Quality Tubes.
HUTCH'S TIRE SHOP
70 6TH ST.
Mail orders promptly filled, goods shipped C O. D.
Give second and third choice and style of rim.
Move the Goods
"Stop the Delays" "Cut Down
the Time" "Reduce the Cost of
Deliveries" these admonitions
are heard everywhere "All
right" say.Federal owners "We
will do it."
Attractive freight runs are open
contracts can be had that offer
a handsome margin "No trou
ble and entire satisfaction" are
the declarations of men who are
doing it with Federals.
You can hurry up your haulage
1, V2, 2,3Y2 and 5 Tons.
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60 N. B'way at Davis, Portland
Branches: San Francisco, Los Angeles,
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