The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, March 16, 1919, SECTION FOUR, Page 10, Image 64

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    THE SUNDAY OREGOSTAK, PORTLA3TD, MARCH 16. 1D1.
LARGE ORDER PLACED
EXPORTS OF PASSENGER AUTOMOBILES IN 1914 AND 1918
Twelve Mos. Ended Twelve Mos. Ended
SHOW BIG INCREASE
Dec. 31. 1918 Juneau, lsi
Country No.
Canada --m . . 8.543
Australia ... 3.826
Japan 2,699
Mexico -- 1,915
Chile - 1.734
Cuba 1.780
Philippine Islands .............. 1,690
Argentina 1.628
New Zealand 1.418
Uruguay 1,351
British South Africa 1,205
Dutch East Endles 1.260
Brazil 1,108
France 1.003
China t .... 874
Spain 80S
Germany ....................... ....
England 39$
Russia (Europe) .................. 10
Other countries S.6S6
Value.
No.
4.377
8,099
96
155
195
297
614
940
1.065
1S3
1.618
290
299
1,427
144
83
1.411
6,992
926
4.094
Value.
I 7.141.405
3.271.317
2,877.693
1.539.266
2.315.386
2.63S.001
1,462.571
1.673.137
1,228.864
799.787
1,070.670
1.667,766
856.374
1,134.818
896.72S
1.042,788
997.343
8.325
3.756.256
$ 5.445.053
2.615.896
100.995
239.166
160.194
254.428
697.175
963,586
974.708
167.269
1.437.8S3
208.723
264.993
919.060
143.6-9
64.7a8
1.040,787
5.615.487
898.45$
8.180,728
Truck Shipments Grow Rapidly
Contracts for Hubmobiles and
Grants Exceed $900,000.
During World War.
SEVENTY-FIVE NATIONS BUY
HABEL RETURNS FROM EAS
Foreign Sales of Freight Vehicle Is
Sales Manager Finds Detroit and
dpected to Decrease, but Pas
A secger Orders to Climb,
Totals
.36.956 $36,278,292 28.306 $25,392,963
Cleveland Plants Increasing Out
put to Fill Heavy Demand.
EXPORTS OF MOTOR TRUCKS EN '1914 AND 1918
- Twelve Mos. Ended Twelve Mos. Ended
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MOTOR
EXPORTS
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lune 30. 1914
Great chanrea ar to ba expected
Is the exportation of automobiles and
motor trucks cow that the war has
ended. Just as the war Itself changed
the whole complexion of our export
trade.
Durinr the war the yearly exports
of cassenrer automobiles more than
doubled over the pre-war annual ex
ports, due la large part to the Inability
of European manufacturers to supply
ears for expert trade. The war had
m much more pronounced effect, how
ever, on the exportation of motor
trucks, which averaged 13.300 per year
with an average annual total valua
tion of $42,500,000 as compared with
an average of ESS valued at $1,453,000
for the fiscal years ended June 30.
1913 and 1914. Thus, the truck ex
ports Increased almost 15 fold. As the
treat majority of the trucks exported
during the last four years were for
military use by the European nations,
1t must be expected that shipments of
trucks will drop almost immediately
to somewhere near their former pro
portion to passenger car exports.
Larger Sales Predicted.
This does not signify that they will
not be much larger than In the years
before the war. both actually and rela
tively: on the contrary, they should be
larger, just as sales of trucks In the
Vnited States will be larger, for Ameri
can trucks have established their repu
tation and the world has begun to ap
preciate the importance of the truck
as a means cf quick and economical
transportation.
Passenger car exports to most parts
of the world will also no doubt con
tinue to grow, as there Is a world-wide
demand for them and shipments have
been interfered with because of lack
of shipping, high freight rates, pro
hibitions against importation In a num
ber of countries, increased duties and
decreased production of cars In this
country. But with a return to nor
mal In these direction, the English
Krench. Italian and German production
and exportation will be resumed and
become an offsetting element.
47.244 Total for 119.
JL report of motor vehicle exports
to all countries during the calendar
year ISIS, Just furnished to the na
tional automobile chamber of com
merce by the bureau of foreign and
domestic commerce, shows that 10.30S
trucks valued at J26.814.S53 and 38.936
passenger automobiles valued at $36.
73.293 were shipped, abroad last year.
In the fiscal year ended June 30. 1S14,
the last 12 months' period before the
war. we exported only 784 trucks
worth $1,181,611 and 23.30 passenger
automobiles worth $25,392,963.
Analysis of the exports In 131$ as
compared with- 1914 shows that while
the exports of passenger cars to Eng
land. France, Germany. Russia and
British South Africa decreased notably
and increased only slightly In Australia,
they doubled to Canada. Increased 23
fold to Japan. 13 fold to Mexico, nearly
nine fold to Chile and Spain, six fold
to Cuba and China, more than seven
fold to Cruguav. more than quadrupled
to the Dutch East Indies and almost
doubled to Argentina.
England and Franc Boy Half.
Of the truck exports last year, on
the other hand, more than half of the
10.30$ went to England and France
lone, while In 1314 less than one-third
of the 7S4 Ehlpped abroad went to
these two. There was hardly any
country In the world that did not take
more American trucks last year than
four years ago. The ratio of Increase
was much greater than in the case of
the passenger automobile even to coun
tries outside Europe. Japan. the
Philippines. Dutch East Indies, Cuba,
Mexico and Peru are becoming truck
using countries. Only to a lesser de
erree the same development Is observed
$n other countries all over the globe.
American automobiles and trucks
re now being exported to 75 different
countries, colonies and dependencies.
Including Iceland and the Faroe islands.
3.abrador. the Barbadoes. Aden. Chosen,
Tarsia. Slam. Canaary Islands. Madagas
car, nearly all South American and
Central American countries and to In
numerable islands In the East Indies
and Oceania.
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Dec. 31. 1918
Country No. Value. No.-
France . S.356 , $12,920.02$ 2
England 5.999.541 203
Canada 1.596 2,035.464 247
Japan ............. ............. '05 895.125 1
Cuba 557 1.109.368 19
Mexico 397 624.035 13
Chile . 154 239.621 2
Dutch East Indies 154 S35.536 7
Philippine Islands 152 205.519 88
Norway 108 S20.574 3
Scotland 153 , 667.413 ....
Peru 100 246.393 3
Other countries ....... .......... 864 1.336.334 S4
Value.
6.070
189,099
474.724
900
S3.50O
17.509
10.743
14.232
64.805
3,853
E.301
861.876
Totals 10.30S $26,814,953 . 784 $ XJ81.611
PENDLETON SHOW PLEASES
PORTLAXD AUTOMOBILE MO
PRAISE MOTOR EXHIBIT.
If you have detached wheels, remem
ber that the metal parts may rust oc
casionally. When you change a wheel,
cover the metal contact surfaces with
(grease; otherwise the detachable wheel
rill no loncer b detachable.
Chevrolet, Telle- and BnJck Repre
sentatives of This City
Enjoy Display.
Among the Portland automobile men
in attendance at the round-up automo
bile show in Pendleton the last three
days of last week were Roy Stuart,
Oregon state factory representative for
the Chevrolet Motor company; w. tr.
Stlne. D. C Warren Motor Car company
and also interested in the Eastern Ore
gon Motor company of Pendleton;
George W. Dean, manager of the How
ard Auto company, distributors of the
Buick, and C J. Therkill. also of the
Howard Auto company. The Portland
visitors united in praising the exhibi
tion. The Eastern Oregon Motor company
Is a new firm In Pendleton which ex
hibited the Velio and Chevrolet at the
eastern Oregon show. The name used
by the company when its organization
was first announced was the Round-up
Motor company, but the stockholders
decided to make a change.
Business for the new firm baa start
ed off with a rush, according to Mr.
Stine. and prospects are bright for its
continuance during the next few
months.
Several other Portland dealers took
in the show, a number also visiting the
exniomon in beattlo which dosew last
night.
New Car Owners in County.
Temporary police licenses were is
sued In Portland last week to the fol
lowing buyers of latest model motor
cars, pending arrival of the official
state licenses from Salem. This list is
compiled by M. O. Wilklns, publisher
oi ins Automobile Kecord:
C. C. Clinton. Oraron bot.L lnn,nn.
W. Martin, 37 East farly-mevtziih. Idht-
Dr.
J. A. Acolewhita. 11A Eaxt Flrlv.
U. 11 . II. cuick.
B. B. Currigan. T2 Wyfant, Chevrolet.
R. L. Gillespie, HaT Hancock. Chevrolet.
Frank U McCulre. 487 Pine. Dodge.
J. V. Burke, 695 East Burnslde. Dodge.
C. J. Helms. J497 Kalrport road. Ford.
W. M. Lilies. 4l'l Morris. Ford.
W. Trambly. SI East Eighteenth. Ford.
Sam Freeman. 1474 East Lincoln. Ford.
Mn S. W. Ottenhelmer. S2K HaahlDston.
Haynea.
o. A. G. Richardson. Portland Hotel.
naynes.
A. H. Clams Jr., OS4 Coneh. Hudson.
Chris F. Hlr.lt. 903 B-lmont, UuwilL
W. L. Hoch'eld, S3 Third. Oldsmoblle,
Mabel D. Weed. Stelwvn apartments, Over-
Land.
Mrs. Gertrude Kuha. Twenry-elxth and
Qutmbr. Wlnton.
Blanche Works. 34 North Nineteenth.
Cadillac.
John 8. BealL 747 Brazee. Cadillac.
Earl J. Love, -003 Forty-eighth' South
east. Dodge.
Charles A. Carter, leoo Jewell. Ford.
L. H. Kluge. 193 East Elchty-thlrd, Ford.
Harry O. Grey. Seaside. Ford.
M. J. Murra:ne. fria Mississippi. Ford.
Dr. Julius li. Held. liSO East Madison,
Ford.
M. E. McCarrla. SS0 Northrop, Oldsmohlle.
Charles E. Couehe. 6sS East Fitty-niath
North. fccrlppe-Boolh. ,
H. Botlnberg. ess First, btaaenaxsr.
Guy W. Long, !S Kelly, Studebaker.
V. D. Crosby. S4 Mason, Buick.
R. Y, Grlestli 663 East Fifteenth North.
Buick.
Harry H. Famueison, 701 East relit, unlet
J. F. Frurer, 301 West Park. Chevrolet.
W. A. Tyla.-. 6219 Klnety-second. Chev
rolet. 1
Dale Campbell. 12 Grand avenue North.
Chevrolet.
Win. Krtchersky. 234 Thirteenth. Chev
rolet.
Justin Faevre. S4S Multnomah. Chevrolet.
Ernest W. Btranble, East Twenty-third
and Irving. Chevrolet.
S. A. Mulkey. 208 North 6mlth. Chalraera
O. L. McFherson, on tt Asn, uooi.
jr. Tt fienrlund. 234 Hassalo. Dodge.
Edith P. Darliirg. 120 East Sixty-seventh.
Dodge.
EthKlwvn Wll.v. 85 Irvine:. Dodge.
Eugene Palmer, 1258 Mississippi. -Dodge.
Alta C. Rlegelman, 1615 Macadam. Ford.
Harris Palmer. 54 union. Fora.
G. Bergman, 673 Powell. Ford.
J. Nudolman. S08 Alberta. Ford.
L. L. Lawrence. Beaverton. Ford.
Howard H HalL R. F. D. 2. Ford.
Volunteers of America, 414 East Ash. Ford.
J. C. Weadlund. 643 East Twenty-fourth,
Ford.
. Ernest Btansbery. TC3 East Twenty'
seventh. Franklin.
L. W. Payne. Ltnnton. Grant.
Dr. E. R. 6eeley, 108 Jersey, Hirpmobfie.
Cloyeilding. 629 Union North, Hupmoblle.
M. G. Denton. 431 San Rafael, Maxwell.
Siegfried Shirek. 47 North Fifth. Nash.
H. H. Jenkins. 12S0 Macadam. Oakland.
Harry M. Adams, -64 Broadway, Oldsmo
blle.
Chaa if. Goodman. 261 First. Oldsmoblle.
F. L. Deilschnelder. 245 Stark, Oldsmoblle.
C. V. Parks, 448 East Couch. Oldsmooile.
J. R. Honeyman, 2U0 St. Clair, Cadillac
Elliott R. Corbett. Riverside. Cadillac
F. H. Meyer. 616 Linn. Chevrolet.
E. Yaroker. 548 Broadway. Chevrolet.
E. R. Houck, Lincoln Apts.. Chevrolet.
Alfred Sillers. 432 East Bnrnslda. Chevrolet.
John McFhertou. 1230 East Flanders.
Chevrolet.
L. J. Crotzer. 441 Forty-first. Ford.
A F. Case. KilllngsworUi and Alblna,
Ford.
Ira F. Powers Furniture Company, Third
and TamhlH. Ford.
George Paret, 601 Ciayboree, MaxwelL
Wm. McDonald. 167 Idaho. Maxwell.
C. E. Wymore. 48 Mason, Maxwell.
H. J. Walgren. 814 East balmon. Nash.
Smith A Wilson Iron Works. 400 Front.
Oldsmoblle.
W. s. Allan. Dundee. Stndebaker.
A. W". Pederson. 105 Dickens. Veils,
David D. Honeyman, 203 Prospect drive.
Cadillac
A. Hohms. 402 East Forty-first North,
Case.
E. D. Gllhoaser. 846 Belmont. Chevrolet.
Grover Chlsm. 145 East Thirty-fourth.
Chevrolet.
Harry Lv Nanntz, 563 East Fifty-third
North. Chevrolet.
G. B. McConnell, 1217 Omaha, Chevrolet.
Mrs. Frank Minto. Villa St. Clair, Dodge.
R. J. Calhoun. 832 East Ash, Empire.
F, C. Hart. 1005 Williams. Ford.
G. E. Thomas. 75 East Twentieth North,
Ford.
John Walton. 872 East Ash, Ford.
Louis C. Kelsey. 406 Assembly, Hudson.
G. F. Walden. Hillsdale. Hudson,
V. L. Pyberg. 626 Rural. Maxwell.
A. Sage. 55 East Ninth. Maxwell.
A. H. Hickman. C34 East Ftfty-eeventh
North. Mitchell.
Catherine R. Warren, 1306 East Thirty
second. Oldsmoblle.
W. H. Reed. 6123 One Hundred and First
Southeast, Overland.
J. G. Trommald. 494 Multnomah, Paige.
Stuart McGulrc. Biiah A Lane building,
Scrlpps-Booth.
irank E. Harm an, 4S4 Montgomery. Nash.
P. L. Wall. 1146 East Nineteenth North.
Ford.
S. Borland, 540 East Seventeenth, Chev
rolet. R. G. Ott. Ml Fast Ash. Dodge.
M. A. Newly. 097 CommerclRl, Dodge.
J. P. Gault. 267 Kast Fifty-first. Ford.
C. E. Power. SO Front. Ford.
O. S. Combs, Lents. Ford.
Careful AVitfi Chains.
Tire chains improperly or carelessly
applied cause considerable Injury to
the treads of tires. Care must be taken
In aDnlvine the chains that the rounded
side of the links lie on the rubber, with
the rough clinched ends of the cross
chains toward the road.
Contracts for mora than 900,000
worth of Hupmobiles and Grant auto
mobiles were signed for the Manley
Auto company, distributors for the cars
in Oregon and the Columbia river coun
ties of Washington by B. C HabeL
sales manager of the company, on his
recent visit to the factories at Cleve
land and Detroit. Mr. Habel has Just
returned from the east and Is filled
with optimism over the business pros
pects for the next few mcnths.
The total value of the cars contract
ed for is something like S200.000 in
excess of last year's order, but the
Manley Auto company expects to dis
pose of all these cars and as many mors
as can be obtained from the factories.
Both factories are behind on their or
ders now and Just how many cars can
be obtained still remains in doubt.
A visit to the Hup Motor Car corpor
ation s plant at Detroit proved to b
an eye-opener to Mr. HabeL Plans
have been made, he said, to increase the
plant s capacity 100 per cent over that
of 1918 and work on this gigantic task
already has begun. The Hup people
now have more than 5000 unfilled or
ders on file, but with their increase in
output hope to remedy this situation
In the near future.
Conditions were Just the same at the
Grant Motor Car corporation's plant
In Cleveland, Mr. Habel said. This
company also is making strenuous ef
forts to Increase production. One new
building is now under construction. The
entire roof will be of glass to insure
trie best working conditions. More
than 600 men will be employed in this
structure.
Expert mechanics, who were in the
service and in other industries during
me wa.r. are returning toboth facto
ries and are proving a big factor in
bringing about increased production.
according tr the Manley Auto company
man. Both companies have adopted the
poncy oi tatting ail their former em
ployes back.
I found ftearlv evervnn
with the automobile industry in the
two big centers of Detroit and Cleve
land optimistic over the fnt lire n f k.
-uLuuiouue Dusiness," said Mr. HabeL
Tne manufacturers" chief worry Is to
fill the large orders which are piling up
on their books. Although all energies
are being concentrated on getting back
to normal, the Drodnr.t ) nr.t cfF..
On the contrary, more care in manufac-
processes is being exercised
than ever before and inspection and
i f. nave Deen spva nn. , 1
high degree that no Inferior cars are
w.wu km leave tne ractory."
SOLDIEBS. GET POSITIONS
JOB-SEEKERS AIDED BY OTEIi-
I.AVD COMPANY.
Testing Battery.
Do not test the battery with a screw
driver, as It makes too great a drain
on it. Use a hydrometer. Tf the liquid
reads 1275 to 1300 all Is well. If It gets
down to 1200 have eystem looked over
by an expert.
SEATTLE 5IEN DRIVE CHANDLER DISPATCH TO PORTLAND TO SEE SHOW.
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U. i. Meyerrvtall detartsaea. aad A. wsasrr, wkoleaale departaaeat, Seattle Aatonaoblle company, oegoiimici nae
. reada witfceat a bit t trsable. Tkey new sin to ace the (son all compare Jaotcs with the Twin States
gdetar Car ceaapaayi Orcsom Cbsaxllrr dlatrlbatoras . .
Portland Boy With American Army
in France Promised Place by
Portland Company.
A letter from Bob Spraa-ua. fnrmeriv
tie winys-uveriand Pacific com
pany here, and later with the Over
land company's distributors at Hills
boro, arrived for the Overland
here from France under date of Feb
ruary 17 last week, asking If his old
juu was waiting lor him. H. H. Eling,
manager or tne company, wrote him
mat it was. xoung Sprague expects to
return home In the near future.
The Overland company has taken
all its old men back as fast as they
have been discharged from the service.
Among the last to return- wa v
Kolden, who had been in the aviation
service.
An elaborate plan has besn wnrirA
out whereby the Overland factory at
Toledo is assisting returning service
men who. were formerly in the employ
' " company at tne plant or In any
of its branches or distributing centers.
All men make application for po
sitions at the factory, listing their
former connections and a detailed rec
ord of their work in the automobile
business. Bulletins are then prepared
by the company and sent to all Over
land concerns. Men in every branch
of the business are being placed in this
manner. In some sections it has been
found that there has been a shortage of
salesmen and In others mechanics and
these positions have been filled from
sections where there was a surplus.
RACE WILL MARK COMEBACK
Sporting Pnblio Wonders if Ricken-
bacher Will Enter at Indianapolis.
The vitality of the motor car in
dustry, and Its ability to assimilate
punishment and come back smiling has
never been more strikingly demon
strated than by the interest which race
drivers, and manufacturers alike, are
manifesting In the 500-mile interna
tional sweepstakes to be held on the
Indianapolis motor speedwav Mav 31.
Among all industries the automobile ment
I I S III
shin
See This
Bethlehem Service
Test Any Day
It's a service that probably passes your
door every day or weeK rain or
i hot or cold.
Watch for this Bethlehem Truck as it passes it may
be heavily loaded or not. You will notice it keeps on
going, fulfilling the hauling needs of the concern it
serves dependable, economical, efficient.
Bethlehem Trucks meet the test of daily tasks in tonnage,
mileage, and uninterrupted service.
They will fit your plans of business expansion.
Gray & Davis Electric Starting and Lighting Chrome Nickel
Steel Construction Internal dear Drive.
Bethlehem is every ounce an asset every minute a doer
every mile a money-saver.
To see a Bethlehem is to admire it.
Jtf Ton Chassis
$1965
?tf Ton Chassis
$2365
3Ton Chassis
Northwest Auto
Alder at 18th
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industry was hardest hit by the war.
Not only was the Industry denied the
privilege of keeping; up even a email
production its man power was de
pleted almost completely and Its fac
tories commandeered down to the last
lathe and drill press. All of which was
agreeable to the automobile Industry
for no one can question mo wiiuin
hearted devotion and patriotism of the
men of motordom as revealed under
fire.
Th hlir ouestion now oerore tne
snnrtlnz nublic is what part Eddie
Rir-itmhapher. the ace of American aces,
will play in this approaching race, win
he be an entrant? Will he exhibit to
ih athorBii thousands of his country
men his prowess as a flyer? Or will be
merely be an inconspicuous spectator .
Another question: Will the European
maker be sufficiently recovered from
the war to participate in the big Ameri
can sporting event to any considerable
Ttnt? This latter Question aeemo
nrootv well answered by the announce
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that juies vioux na.o o-nciuj
signed an entry blank and the Sun
beam factory of Wolverhampton, Eng
land, has nominated two cars with
Christisens and Chassagne driving, and
by the assurance of the speedway man
agement that the race will be inter-
natlonal to a greater degree than any
ever staged on the two and one-half
mile Indianapolis brick road.
May 31, It seems, will be the auto
mobile Industry's formal come-back
date.
WHY
EXPERIMENT?
When You Buy a Battery Take No Chances Buy an
EXIDE BATTERY
They Cost More and Are Worth It
THE STORAGE BATTERY CO.
348-350 Couch St.
Geo. R. Herd, Mgr. Phone Bdwy. 3043
and Other Service
Judging from the hundreds of owners of other
trucks who call at our Federal parts department for
service, anyone would conclude that Federal parts fit
all of the motor trucks on the market. In the stand
ard units of many they do, but the point is these
owners bought a truck with the understanding that
they were to receive prompt service, but when their
machine is made idje because of needed parts they
find that the promise of service is a myth and they
appeal to us. They learn that many of the claims
for service we hear of and read about are not backed
up by facts. An investigation would have saved them
, much delay and many dollars.
Will you investigate or pay later for your neglect?
You can verify our claims with your own eyes.
"A SIZE FOR EVERY BUSINESS."
WILLIAM L HUGHSON CO.
60 N. Broadway at Davis St. Phone Bdwy. 321
Branches mt San Francisco, Oakland, Loa Anarelea,
San Diejro, Fresno, Seattle, Portland.
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