The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, August 03, 1919, SECTION FIVE, Page 8, Image 80

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    TItE StTSDAT ' OREGONIAX,' PORTLAND, ATJGTJST 3. 1919.
FORD NOW IS FREE
TO WORK OUT PLANS
FROM GOB TO GASCO MINUTE MAN, HE'S ALWAYS ON THE JOB.
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Announcement of New Type of
Flivver Expected.
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ALL THE CrTROjT
HE GETS MINORITY STOCK
NAME IMPLIES
Motor Trucks
$75,000,000 Deal Pats Dodge Bros.
Out or Ford Motor Company;
$250 Cars May Come.
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DETROIT. Mich., July 30. Unusual
interest will attach to the publication
of the annual statement of the Ford
Motor Car company at the end of the
fiscal year, July 31, when it is believed
that some sort of an announcement will
be made regarding" the proposed new
car, plans for which Henry Ford made
public in Los Angeles last winter.
The purchase of the minority stock in
the Ford Motor company, just complet
ed for ?75, 000,000. by the Ford family
removes all obstacles in the path of
great e?:pansion, plans of which have
been under consideration for several
years, and Mr. Ford now has free rein,
not only in the motor car end of his
giant enterprises, but in the blast fur
nace project in the River Rouge district
also.
Dodge Brothers, original stockhold
ers in the Ford company, bitterly op
posed Ford's expansion policy, as well
as his annual price reduction policy,
and won their point in the matter of
dividend distribution through their
KUit against Mr. Ford.
Those whose stock was acquired are
John F. and Horace E. Dodge, each
1000 shares, for which they received
$12,500,000 on an original investment
of $10,000, besides benefiting to the ex
tent of approximately $10,000,000 in
previous dividends; J. W. Anderson,
1000 shares, $12,500,000; H. H. Rackham,
999' shares, $12,487,500; David Gray,
Philip H. Gray, Paul R. Gray and Alice
Gray Kales, each 525 shares, for which
each will be paid $6,262,500; Mrs. A. P.
Hausa, 20 shares, $250,000.
New Car Year Away.
James R. Couzens, mayor of Detroit,
remains a stockholder, retaining 2180
shares, which are now valued at $29.
250,000, which, incidentally, originally
cost him $1500.
Some surprise was expressed over
the fact that Mr. Couzens did not dis
pose of his holdings, but it is known
that although he held a difference of
opinion with Mr. Ford In certain mat
ters when he retired from the company,
in the main, he has approved of the
Ford policy.
It is hinted that the company may
be able to bring out a car cheaper than
the amount named in Mr. Ford's Los
Angeles interview, which was placed
at approximately $250, but this in
sinuation cannot be verified. Prospec
tive buyers are anxious to learn some
thing definite, under the impression
that the new car will be brought out
shortly. This is said to be an impossi
blity, however, as the new car will not
be out for another year, at leant.
Ford Motor company of Canada stock
has jumped up more than 100 points
within the last two weeks, from $350
on July 10 to a new high mark of $495,
today.
There has been active buying of the
stock all the way up and brokers han
dling the issue are passing out the in
formation that interests close to Henry
Ford are accumulating the stock to
Rive the Detroit motor magnate con
trol of the company, us he has held but
slightly more than 30 per cent of the
stock.
Ford Motor company of Canada is a.
separate organization with the $7,000,
000 of capital stock outstanding fairly
wll distributed among: the public. It
controls the sales rights of the Ford
car in Great Britain and colonies.
Double Announcement Soon.
Par value of the stock is $100. It
old as low as $146 in 1918, and in the
same year went as high as $252. Au
thorized capitalization is $10,000,000.
Important developments are pre
saged with the Double-Detroit Steam
Motors dimpany. Informatipn is with
held for the present by M. J. Hammers,
president of the company, whose time
lias been given for several weeks to a
series of conferences. While Mr. Ham
mer is non-communicative, bankers
have intimated that a surprising an
nouncement may be expected within a
fciiort- time.
The inactivity of the Doble interests
due to the war, has resulted in their
dropping from the reports in the active
business world until recently, when im
portant deals closed with leaders in
the Engl isli and French automobile
manufacturing fields brought them
a.2 ain into public print.
Morgan J. Hammers, president of the
Doble company, refused to yield any
particulars in regard to the announce
ment which he said shortly would be
ready. He said Doble cars would be
manufactured on a scale not even an
ticipated at the time when demands so
far exceeded expectations of the com
pany. Mr. Hammers said the demands
had not abated throughout America,
and that the company has been in re
ceipt of countless requests for informa
tion.
Approval has been given the auto
mobile designed in America by Ben
jamin Briscoe and Rudolph Staple of
Detroit. The automobile has been com
pleted and the French makers were so
pleased with it that they at once en
tcred into ncgot iations with lead ins
parts makers of America for the vari
ous units. These are to be imported
by them into France and into the
French colonies. Robert Bellanger, R.
1e la Monssaye and L. I. Paure of
Fellanger Freres of Paris, were in De
troit the past week.
ew French Type Com In sr.
Business of the great French trio
has to do not only with the manufac
ture in th(b future of this American
designed car in France and in large
quantities, but also concerns the organ
.nation of an export and import house
which wil! be called the Compagnie
Transcontinental. This company will
handle the automobile parts for Bel-
lanaer b reres.
At the recent summer session of
th Society of Automotive Engineers
held at Ottawa Beach, Mich., the pre
diction was made by a truck expert
that the time was not far distant when
truck ma nufacturers would turn out
two distinct types of motor trucks, one
for. solid tires and the other
for pneumatic tires. In line with this
prediction it probably will "be but
short time before truck manufacturers
will be building S5 per cent of their
output of two and one-half-ton trucks
to take nothing but pneumatic cord
truck tires.
The development of large pneumatic
cord tires for motor trucks means a.
prreat deal to truck users throughout
the country in effecting large savings
n the cost of truck operation and in
(treat ly increasing the radius over
which a truck may operate in its day's
work. It has set the motor world to
thinking on the problem of getting the
full benefits it makes possible.
One of the very tangible results of
the advantage of these tires is that
there is not a truck manufacturer of
any consequence who is not at work
on the development of a truck espe
cially constructed for pneumatic tires.
F'Kd W. Donnerbcrs, former Jlramylesa in nnvy, where he made reluctant aaflora lilt the deck!" at reveille, aoir chaaea
hurry calla for the Gu company oa Excelaior motorcycle.
One thing- not done in the best navy circles is to sleep through reveille. That is to say. not done twice. Oonce- Is
enough, for about the first extra wink, along comes a vicious-minded "jimmy-legs," officially known as master-at-arms.
Whereupon someone, not the jimmylegs, is strictly outof luck. "Hit the deck!" persuades the jimmylegs. One of
the most indefatigable Jimmylegs in this regard at the Bremerton naval station was Fred W. Donnerberg, who went in
with the rating of fitter, first class, but due to his persusive abilities with gobs, was made acting chief master-at-arms.
When Donnerberg came .along with his "Rise and shine!" or "Hit the deck!" gobs, after one experience, wasted
no time about it. Just the same, he was a real friend in need to many a new gob, thereby differing from jimmylegs
often met. He is now on the minute-man detail of the Portland Gas & Coke company.
SERVICE GARAGE OPENED
IT'S OWXED AND OPERATED BY
THREE EX-SERVICE MEN.
All Three of Them Have Real Rec
ords of Service in France, Be
It Likewise Noted.
"Real service by ex-service men" Is
the slogan of the Service garage, re
cently opend at 35X First street, by
C. B. Brown and William R. Single-
tary. who have just returned from two
year3 of military service, 18 months of
which, in each case, was in France.
Each entered the service as an enlisted
man and each won a commission.
Captain K. JB. Brown and Lieutenant
R. F. Brown went overseas with the
162d infantry in December, 1917. Cap
tain Brown was assigned to duty as ad
jutant, headquarters S. O. S., and later
as assistant-commandant at the same
post. While on this duty the French
government awarded him two certifi
cates and a medal for meritorious
service.
He is also a Spanish war veteran.
being one of the first Americans to
enter Manila when that town fell. For
five years following this service he was
a captain in the Oregon national guard.
R. F. Brown was stationed at Bor
deaux several months with the head
quarters of the 162d infantry, and later
was transferred to the post engineers
at Tours. His work there won him a
commission as second lieutenant in the
army service corps, after which he
was detailed to the engineers and placed
in charge of construction work.
William R. Singletary went overseas
as truckmaster of motor truck company
JJi, motor supply train 406. For several
months he was in command of 30 Pack
ard trucks operating in the base section
No. 1 area. After three months as act
ing regimental sergeant-major at head
quarters S. O. S., he was assigned to
headquarters of the motor transport
corps, and while there was commis
sioned second lieutenant.
"If the American people knew how
the American machines stood up under
the terrific pressure of war-time serv
ice, the praises of foreign cars would
fall on deaf ears ..said Lieutenant
Singletary.
It took the Tanks to show Europe
how to get results out of motor equip
ment. During the preparation for the
St. Mihiel and Argonne offensives, the
French placed a freight embargo on a
lot of supplies the Americans needed,
so it was up to the motor transport
corps to haul the supplies up in trucks,
and the qorps did it.
ANOTHER FEDERAL BRANCH
Tire Company Establishes House in
Oklahoma City.
As a further indication of business
expansion, the Federal Rubber company
of Illinois announces the establishment
of a distributing center In Oklahoma
City, Okla. This was found expedient
because of increased demands for its
products in the southwest.
The Oklahoma City warehouse aug
ments the Kansas City branch. A com
plete stock of Federal tires and acces
sories will be maintained, thus assur
ing prompt delivery throughout the ter
ritory. While for convenience ship
ments will be' 'made from Oklahoma
City, the business details for the terri
tory will be conducted from the Kansas
City branch as heretofore.
The Oklahoma City warehouse is the
fourth additional branch established
by the Federal Rubber company since
March 1. To take care of an unprece
dented Increase in business in the east
and middle west, the company recently
founded distributing centers at Pitts
burg, Pa.; Omaha, Neb., and Richmond.
Va.
NEW TIRE CHAIN INVENTED
Much Claimed for Attachment TJiat
Doesn't Need Jack.
A quick detachable, non-skid tire
chain that is said to be the first tire
chain improvement in17, years has been
patented by the Bear Manufacturing
company. Rock Island, 111. This new
chain can be put on or taken off in a
few seconds without the use of a jack
or any other tools, and it makes no
difference whether the car is already
in the mud or on a dry road.
It is the only chain that can be put
on when the wheels are mired down in
the mud. A sales organization is now
berng formed to cover the hardware
and automobile accessory trade. . .
Gasoline Logic.
A simple but frequently forgotten pre
caution in regard to filling the gasoline
tank is that the mouth of the gasoline
can should be carefully wiped off before
filling to remove any dust or dirt that
may have lodged there. Otherwise, in
the absence of a strainer, the gasoline
will carry the accumulated dust Into the
tank and later there will be trouble
with clogged pipes or carbureter.
FORD OWNERS, SEE THIS
O. J. HUtL WILL MAKE A OXE-
MAX- TOP FOR YOC.
1 Ton, 2 Ton, 3V Ton, 5 Ton
Immediate Delivery
Contractors, road builders, lumber dealers, loggers,
wholesalers, coal and wood dealers, cartage companies
are more than fully satisfied by the constant, unfailing'
service given by Standard Trucks. What it has done for
other firms it can do for you. A Standard Truck can be
effectively . fitted to your business. Investigate the
Standard Truck now.
Ask for demonstration.
Some Good Territory Open for Live Dealers
PALACE GARAGE CO.
Distributors for Oregon and Southern Washington
Twelfth and Stark Streets, Portland, Oregon
THIS IS THE FAMOUS THERMOID CHROLIDE COMPOUND TIRE AND
MEMBER OF FIRM THAT HANDLES IT HERE.
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He Does It by Means of Pennjrpacker
Top Converter, Simple and
Inexpensive Device.
Anything; that will diminish the in
convenience of driving- is sure to com
mand attention, and it's pretty safe to
say that most Ford owners have longed
for the elimination of unsightly and
inconvenient uprights and bows. The
expense of equipping his car with a
one-man top and curtain has kept the
average Kord owner, however, from en
Joying the conveniences of such an im
provement. But now comes the Pennypacker top
converter for Fords, which makes it
possible for any P'ord top to be con
verted into a one-man top at slight ex
pense. O. J. Hull. 534 Washington street,
who is distributor for the top con
verter for Oregon, has just received a
large shipment of them and is ready
to convert any Ford top. Mr. Hull is
pretty well known. here, having lived
in Oregon for the past 22 years. He
was owner of the Red Cross drug store
in Eugene and a resident of that city
for ten years.
For the past few years he has lived
in Salem and Portland and just pre
vious to entering the .automobile ac
cessory business was with the Blu-mauer-Frank
Drug company.
"Examination of a Ford car equipped
with the Pennypacker top converter,"
says Mr. Hull, "shows the wrinkles and
sags in the top are removed, the in
secure straps from top to windshield
are eliminated, the front cross bars or
"hat breakers" are placed in their
proper position and the air space be
tween windshield and top disappears.
Entrance and egress are easy, it being
possible to enter the car from either
side. --
"In Installing the top converter, the
same old top and curtains are used, but
it magically changes the-old Ford top
into a snappy, stream line, one-man
top. It is so simple that the owner
can install it himself, or if he doesn't
wish to, a small fee is charged for the
work.
"Many garages and accessory stores
will soon be able to supply Ford owners
with the Pennypacker top converter."
In addition to the top converter, Mr.
Hull is handling a general line of auto
accessories in his new store.
GOODBYE, OLD H. HORSE
DOBBIN PASSING AS FACTOR
IX TRANSPORTATION.
thusiasm for Fisk cords is backed by
figures and photographers.
So as matters go, rtroit with its
paved boulevards is not o very dif
ferent from Arizona; insofar as being
up-to-date is concerned, for the great
southwest knows just as much about
high-powered cars and appreciates cord
tires for the same reasons; ana tne
horae-drawn vehicle is equally out of
vogue.
ROAM ER IS SOUGHT ABROAD
In Past 60 Days 7 5 Cars Specially
Made to Foreign Order.
The importance of export trade in
the general business of the Barley Mo
tor Car company, Kalamazoo, will be
shown by the fact that in the past 60
days this concern has shipped to for
eign lands no less than 75 motor cars,
built to special order. These ' automo
biles were consigned to dealers in 14
cities in 11 countries beyond the con
fines of the United States.
The Roamer is growing in popular
ity, as shown by the fact that agencies
in Osaka, Japan; Bombay, Calcutta
and Madras, India; Havana. Cuba; Kan
Juan. Porto Rico: Pernambuco and Sao
Paulo. Brazil; Port-au-Prince, Haiti;
Copenhagen, Denmark; Athens. Greece;
Lisbon. Portugal; London. England,
and Sourabava, Java, have received
cars and most of them have large
standing orders remaining to be filled.
Mexicans have placed orders for these
cars, which are to be shipped as soon
as it is safe to send goods into that
country.
A CRACKED CRANK CHAMBER
One Cure Possible Is to Weld Parts
Together..
When a big crack develops in the
crank chamber there is but one cure,
which must be administered by a firm
specializing in welding. If the crack
is a small one, nowever. it can be re
paired by riveting a thin metal plate
over the whole area embraced by the
crack. If the break is very small a
hole can be drilled at each end of the
crack to keep it from spreading, and
then the whole can be burred over with
a hammer and chisel.
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$3,000,000 Highway Issue.
The Utah legislature has passed an
act providing for the tssuarce of $3,000,
000 in state bonds for use in the con
struction of highways.
Robert K. Allra of the Allen A Hrbird company, with m 35xS Tkrnaold, which
la sold with m positive guarantee, -It make good or ve do. . .
Arizona Auio Stage Line Example
of 3Iodern Trend in Coun
try as Well as City.
"When a Detroit newspaper recently
iwinted a news item to the effect that
"A horse-drawn venic e was seen mis
afternoon on Woodward avenue," De
troiters thought it rather clever and
secretly prided themselves on the ultra
metropolitan atmosphere it indicated
had come over their fair city. But as
far as an obituary to the faithful quad
ruped in cities goes, the reporter's ob
servation might have been equally true
for less metropolitan places. than De
troit. '
The Bisbee-Douglas stage line, for
instance." out in Arizona has abandoned
the time-honored four hands of horses
in favor of high-powered auto busses
which are Just as much up-to-the-minute
as the finest cars on Detroit's
boulevards.
Daily these big cars pound along the
100 milea of sun-bitten alkali roadway
between Bisbee and Douglas, carrying
passengers . and mail. . In much less
time and far greater comfort, the
ranchers and business men- of today
speed over the same roads where once
rattled the four-in-hand stage, slow,
jolty and not at all certain of reaching
destination.
Moreover, the cost of transportation
by auto compares favorably with
operating expenses of the horse stage,
and there's no guess work about the
figures either. The proprietors of the
Bisbee-Douglas auto stage can tell to
the penny the gasoline mileage of every
car, oil consumption, and, just how much
service is obtained from tire's. It's cold
blooded figuring wrth-tben and they
play no favorites.
On tires, for example, they have kept
accurate records, tried all kinds and
finally settled on the Fisk cord tire as
most serviceable under the rigors of
rapid cross-country travel. In the face
of extraordinary severe road conditions,
they have obtained mileages far in ex
cess of expectations, and their en-
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Distributor for Oregun and 'W'aafaiBgrton.
409 Bumside (Between 9th and 10th SLs.), Portland, Or.
Live County Agents Wanted Dealers Write.