The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, August 03, 1919, SECTION FIVE, Page 7, Image 79

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

    THE SUNDAY OREGONIAN, PORTLAND, AUGUST 3, 1919.
9
c
H
Four Miles of Concrete Laid
Beyond Beaverton.
ROADS STILL VERY ROUGH
Bertha-Hillsboro Hard Surface to
Be Completed This Fall, bat
Much Still to Be Done.
BT LEWIS A- McARTHCR.
Paving work on the new highway
between Portland and Forest Grove Is
well under way, and by fall this road
will be open for travel. Five miles of
In the majority, get around ten months' 1 1
service.' ' i
The writer then proceeds to explain ,
what "proper care means for the stor
age battery In motor . car service.
"Owners of battery equipped cars must
fill each cell to level with distilled
water, using the hydrometer for filling.
In warm weather the cells should be
brought to level once each week be
cause the evaporation is greater than
it is in cold weather, when once in two
weeks Is sufficient. At the time the
water Is added, a hydrometer test
should be made. This indicates the
acid strength of the electrolyte or so
lution. At the same time the terminals
should be inspected for looseness and
any deposits of salt should be removed
with a stick. The battery should seat
firmly In its saddle or seat, so aa to
minimize the vibration. In brief this Is
all that is necessary, but It must be
done regularly.
"Men and batteries are much alike in
their actions under certain influences
and we treat them In somewhat the
same fashion. "When a battery is over
heated it burns up and starts disinte
grating inside because it cannot stand
high temperatures. So with a man
whose system is designed to operate
at a constant temperature. If he gets
fever he 'burns up.'
"At the opposite end of the temper
ature scale the analogy still holds, for
cold effects a battery as it does a man,
reducing efficiency. Likewise a bat
tery has to be kept at work or it will
1 die of laziness. It must be charged
A MOOSE OF A MAN AND A MOOSE OF A TRUCK.
A if , ' 1
a?, t - i
The nan who towers alonarslde this bis; "Wlnther SH-ton, fonr-whwl-drire
trues: lf Henry Howell of Wm.ro, Or-, who bears the diittintrHon of bring:
not only a Urge wheat operator In point of acreage, bnt the largjest wheat
operator In the Pacific northwest, no far aa personal size Is concerned. He
stands 6 feet 7 Inches and weighs In proportion. Being a strong; man him
self, he demands n atrung truck, and this Wlnther, bought from the Wasco
agent of the Oregon Motor Car company, just fills the bill for hint. It la
loaded with 104S sacks of grain, which la a real load.
hard surface has been put in place this
summer.
This new highway leaves the west
Bide highway at Bertha and follows the
old road west to its junction with the
Dosch road. It continues west over
easy grades to Beaverton. crossing
both the Garden Home road and the
Scholls ferry road. From Beaverton
west, the road is adjacent to and Just
north of the Southern Pacific tracks
all the way to Hillsboro. From there
on to Forest Grove the old road Is fol
lowed. Paving will soon be under way in
Hillsboro and also on the Hillsboro
Forest Grove section. The work will
cover about seven miles.
Pavement to Reedville.
Work east of Hitlsboro was started
early in the season, and already four
miles of 16-foot concrete roadway has
been put in place. The paving has
reached Reedville, half way between
Hillsboro and Beaverton. As fast as
the concrete is laid it is covered with
earth and wet down to keep it from
baking, and it will be another month
before the road from Beedville to Hills
boro can be used.
The concrete work Is being done by
A. Guthrie & Co, and the plant is of
interest in that it moves along just
ahead of the paving on movable tracks.
Its capacity is about a mile a week. It
will take about two months for Guthrie
& Co. to pave on through Beaverton
to the Multnomah county line.
Paving is in full blast in Beaverton.
that town having let a contract to the
Warren Construction company to pave
all its business thoroughfares.
The Warren company recently got
under way on the Multnomah county
part of the new road, and about a half
mile has been laid from the county line
east. Pavement has also been put down
from the Dosch road to Bertha.
"Weed Peony Road Best Kow,
By fall there will be a second paved
road to Beaverton, leading from the
present paving on the Canyon road.
The contract for completing the re
grading and paving the Canyon road
on to Beaverton has been let, and one
steam shovel has been put in service.
Rough jokes about bad roads to Hills
boro will soon be a thing of the past.
It is expected that most of the roads
will be completed this summer.
While the paving is going on the
old roads are bad enough, however. At
present the best road to Hillsboro is
the highway branching from the Can
yon road at the Weed peony farm, run
ning north of Bsaverton and Orenco.
It is a little better than the road
through Beaverton and Reedville,
though there is not much choice.
LIKE OWNER, LIKE BATTEKT
Careless Motorist Who Xeglects Bat
tery Will Pay For It.
"Storage batteries of the average
sort have an existence of about 14
months," says H. A. Tarantous in
MoToR. the national magazine of mo
toring. "Some automobile owners," he
continues, "by properly caring for their
storage batteries bring the maximum
useful life to 21 months: others by far
and discharged regularly. The charg
ing current is, so to say, the battery's
food. A corroded terminal may be
likened to a clot on the brain.
"And so we find that as a man's
temperature and his pulse, his actions,
his capacity for work give indication of
nis paysictl cunaiuun, so ao me Dai- t
tery's temperature, pulse and general ;
lenavlor indicate its condition, which Is
another way of Baying the care it has
received from its owner."
MUCKS IN ARMY CONVOY
SIX HEAVT-DCTT TRUCKS ARE
I'IRST-AID GANG.
These; Vehicles, as Vanguard of
Long Truck Train, Try Out
Bridges and Roads.
More than ordinary interest has been
aroused on the Pacific coast in the
coming of the United States army mo
tor truck convoy that left Washington,
D. C, July 1 to traverse the Lincoln
highway.
While this expedition is under gov
ernment supervision and one of the
chief reasons for it is to stimulate re
cruiting, the most important benefits
will be in stimulation of interest in the
utility of the motor truck and need for
improved highways. Heading the con
voy in the service of the engineers are
six heavy-duty Mack trucks. Upon
these trucks and their equipment will
depend much of the success of the un
dertaking. According to the Itinerary of the
convoy as received here by F. C. At
well, manager of the International
Mack corporation, distributor for Mack
trucks, the train will make 55 stops
and is due to arrive in San Francisco
September 1. The truck train is to be
self-sustained and self-maintained, car
rying sufficient food, repairs and road
building equipment so that it can pro
ceed without assistance trrra outside
sources.
The six Mack trucks with the en
gineers are to be the advance guard.
It will be the duty of the engineers to
inspect the roads and bridges and
where they are not in condition to sup
port the heavily laden convoy, repairs
will have to be made. If there is no
possibility of strengthening small
bridges and detours will be necessary,
it will be up to the Macks to stand by
and give any assistance required.
An interesting feature of the expe
dition is that before leaving Washing
ton a milestone was erected near the
White House. It is proposed to have
this known as the Zero milestone and
to measure all highway distances from
this point. A permanent granite stone
to be dedicated by the president will
replace the temporary stone now in
stalled. The first transcontinental motor
truck convoy includes two companies,
comprising 200 men and officers and
one detachment of engineers of SO men
and two officers with one medical de-
THIS HOTEL ON WHEELS IS ONE AUTOMOBILE MANUFACTURER'S
IDEA OF TOURING THE COUNTRY IN COMFORT.
i
't? rj
QUITE A NEW ISE FOR A.V INDIANA TRIXK.
Jt was designed by and belongs to C. O. Barley of Marlon, Ind.. president of
i net xnaiana Mowr inicn corporation. Mr. &aney, m wire and Mr. and Mrs.
nenrv lioiatnwait nave started aboard It for a round trip from Marion. Ind,
to California, Oregon and return. 4000 miles or more. The interior of this
traveling palace is fitted out with many comforts.
lllll!iH!!!nilll!lllllli!ll!llll!i:ill!l!l!i:!llilIlllllllin
Anoooiicement
Believing that sound quality is the bed-rock of good will between dealer and consumer, we take pleasure in calling your attention
to Converse Tires.
Most tire manufacturers are using the best rubber and fabric the market affords but the makers of Converse Tires have gone
further than that. The Personal element enters into their manufacture, to & large degree. Handwork is slower and hence more
expensive than machinery but it leaves little to chance or hazard. This preference for thoroughness, plus a rare tempering
process, has put Converse Tires literally "Miles Ahead."
JfAZKtC PLAiH TrUAlTK A FASHfC NOW SKIO 1 J OVfc A 51 Z' COftgly
mmmikwm m wnnwiwmwwwiwiiiii iiihiiiiiiiimiiii Ttrmrr '1 miiirn viliniiw-iiiMiiM mmmn n mv iisiM.i i. nttsf",- n mi ' '
fc iwfciTOTfecaBi iai in in I i 'ii i ii
We Converse people know our limitations. We freely confess
the inability to make a cheap line of tires that will be an asset
to our dealers or a credit to ourselves.
BUT IT IS a fact that every Converse product whether it be a
cord or fabric casing, a red or gray tube EACH IS THE VERY
BEST OF ITS KIND.
11
1 1 I I i ll
CISSs liiVlHIOI. r
nrr?r i r
ausal. Wwi L aaiiii fciai 1 ''asMhsU. ..-tTW.,ti
We pledge this and we have PROVED it time and again.
Made in New England.
DEALERS WANTED
Failing-McCalman Co.
Hardware, Iron, Steel, Tinware, Metals, Paint,
Sporting Goods and Automobile Accessories
Front Street v Portland, Oregon
H- .V
-'elf
rstiWTIslWsT1lj .!, Iiatls mi "l ITi,g1iittMiasi llll't lllllllllllstf IIMMsnarirBI' IHlWmiliWffr"
jaCa?sP
Si -' 5
! s - J
mint..
I i ? I f I t I I
i i I i - i ' j
-1
I fe
'1
llHiniilllllllllliliilllllllllllillllllllillillllilllllliHllllHillllSllllllllilillllllllllllllllllllllllilHllIllIll lIlIIIHHillllllHl lllllllllllllllllllllMlllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllim
tachment. one field artillery detach
ment and representatives of the coast
artillery and air service. H. C Oster-
man, vice-president of the Lincoln
Highway association, is traveling two
days ahead of the convoy in a pilot car.
LCERI GATE THE CIUTCH OFTEN
Antomoblle Men Asree That Oiling
of Clutch Is Much Neglected.
One of the most commonly neglected
parts of the car. so far as lubrication
goes, is the clutch-operating mechan
ism. In the case of disk clutches run
nlnnr In oil the lubrication of the thrust
collar and the lever operating It Is au
tomatic But with clutches that do not
operate in a bath of oil the thrust
collar and lever require oiling by hand.
The service of these parts is exact
ing, and frequent lubrication of the ball
thrust bearing and of the end of the
lever which actuates It is necessary.
Furthermore, the bearing of the clutch
pedal and the pins which secure the
clutch operating linkage should be fre
quently lubricated.
Don't race the engine. Tou cannot
abuse the engine worse than by al
lowing it to race at high speed without
a load.
tmig2s experts
AU'
Guaranteed Servlca
450 Stark St, Near 13th
STARTING LIGHTING IGNITION
"Everyone Here an Expert Workman
TIRES
DIAMONDS KELLY-SPRINGFIELD
Cords 8000 Miles Cords 10,000 Miles
Fabrics 6000 Miles Fabrics. 7500 Miles
DELCO-WAGNER REPAIR STATION
QUICKsND ECONOMICAL TRANSPORTATION
. Nash Service to Nash Owners Permanent,
Prompt and Efficient
The continuous and satisfactory performance which Nash trucks give their owners Is. of
course, due primarily to their strong and scientific construction In the big Nash factory
at Kenesha.
But making this hlgh-rrade performance doubly certain Is the care and attention which
Nash dealers throughout the country are able to provide promptly, when required.
Supplementing the parts etock and service facilities of Nash dealers and forming for
them a nearby base of supplies, are Nash wholesale distributors in thirty-one principal
cities with many more thousands of dollars worth of Nash spare parts.
And behind dealers and distributors, assuring the permanency of Nash owner service, are
the resources of the Nash factory Itself, one of the largest truck and passenger car Insti
tutions In America.
Nsak Trackus One-Toa Chassis. $lsoi Two-Toa Ckasala, S21T5
Nash Quad Chassis, S32SO
. Prices) t o. b. Kcsosbs
PORTLAND MOTOR CAR CO
TENTH AJTD BCRHSIDB STREETS