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About The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current | View Entire Issue (June 13, 1920)
lO , TTIE SUNDAY OKEG ONI AN, rORTLAND, JUNE 13, 1920
Revolution Already Produces
GOOD ROADS TO BE BUILT
American Oil Cum panics Going
South of the Border to Put Up
Gasoline 1'illing; Stations.
JIOXTKRUT, Mesk-n, June 12.
vv n n. me restoration of peace in
Mexico, which condition is generally
eaidert a moro assured now than
it any time in the last ten years, it
is expected that a wonderful increase
'r, th automobile trade, in this coun-
for automobiles, motor trucks and de
livery vehicles will show an enor
mous increase, it Is believed.
Already a number of new agencies
have, been establshed n the larger
cties. and they are awaiting' the ad
vnt of more stable conditions to open
up business on a large scale.
Good road construction also prom
ises to receive much attention on
the- part of the several state govern
ments and the federal govefnmnt as
soon as political affairs are well
straightened out. In the Tampico re
gion already a system of modern
highways has been built by Amer-,
ican and other foreign oil companies
for the especial purpose of solving
their own transportation problems,
both as to the use of automobiles
and motor trucks.
OPEX" HOUSE TO THE PUBLIC
New Mitchell Building Ready for
Inspection of . All Visitors.,
The new Mitchell, Lewis & Staver
building, at Broadway and Everett
street, in the North Broadway auto
mobile row. will De formally bpened
to the public Monday. There will be
open house all through the coming
Visitors who desire will be taken
throuRh the whole building, which is
one of the largest structures devoted
exclusively to automobiles on the Pa
cific coast. A special feature is the
ASTORIA QUITE FAIR
Few Rough Spots on Beauti
ful Route Through Forests.
OLD MUD HOLES ARE GONE
ment seems to have been pretty much
on the job. Though the road was not
designed to carry such heavy' traffic,
it is in remarkably good shape for a
route that travels the shaded timber
lanes of the west side of the Coast
Roads to Seaside from Astoria are
lanes of gold. Scotch broom, banks
of it. almost close in the strip of
roadway to the beaches.
The tour by the Inland highway has
only one drawback at present. If
you leave Portland with Just enough
gas to make the trip down, you will
probably come back on the train.
There's no gas there now .and tour
ists are out of luck.
I LATE ROAD INHffl
FOREST SF.RYICE GIVES RE
PORT OX CONDITIONS.
X'o Place to Go Without Gasoline,
but When Shortage Is Over
Many Will Travel It.
Until paving on the lower Columbia
highway is completed, the route to
Astoria and the beaches, via Korest
Grove, Timber, Mist and Olney, is a
pleasant journey that as a whole has
little more objectionable road than
the other. The pleasant stretches of
ANTELOPE MAN OWNER OF NEW APPERSON CAR.
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KEEP TIRES WELL INFLATED
Advice to Motorists Holds Good
Even in Hottest Weather.
Warning to autoists against re
ducing the air pressure in their tires
in hot summer weather is now oppor
tune.. This fallacy Is common amonsr
motorists who do not understand that
radiation carries off any surplus heat
that might otherwise be dangerous
to the life of a tire.
Even during the terrific grind of
the race track, when tires- undergo the
most gruelling punishment, this prin
ciple holds. It is underlnflation even
on the hottest days that ruins more
tires than any other cause, according
to experts of the Miller Rubber com
pany, Akron, O. Recommended air
pressures are safe even in the cum
mer. By reducing pressure, the Increased
flexing of the tire merely creates the
condition the car owner wishes to
guard against. The motorist can well
afford the time needed to gauge the
air pressure in his tires for the sake
of exeatly increased mileage.
Clear Lake, Near Mount Hood, Is
Now Attainable From Wapinitla
Side, Bulletin Says.
Though the road between Govern
ment camp and Clear lake still is
closed by snow, cars now can reach
Clear lake in the Mount Hood coun
try by automobile from Wapinitla.
This information, is Contained in road
bulletin No. 8, just issued by the
United States forest service.
The bulletin, which is compiled
from data furnished by the field men
of the forest service and covering
only roads in or. near the national
forests of Oregon or Washington,
gives information about 21 roads of
which seven are in western Oregon,
six in eastern Oregon and eight in
Washington. The bulletin follows:
Barlow-Oakgrove Open. Clackamas
and Clear lakes to Wapinitia; fair
Clear lake to Government Camp,
closed; no detour. Should be open
across mountains June 20.
Santlam wagon road Foster to
Upper Soda; open; bad. Upper Soda
to summit, closed; no detours. Bridge
across south Santlam should be com
pleted June 15. Road should beopen
Grants Pass-Crescent City Open
Good, including Hayes Hill. Still rough
on Oregon mountain.
Crescent City-Port Orford Open
Crescent City to Brookings, good.
Rough sections elsewhere.
Merlin-Almeda Open and good.
Grants Pass to Almeda.
Willamette Highway Eugene to
Rigdon, open; good. Rigdon to sum
McKenzie Highway Eugene to
Blue river, open; fair Blue river to
McKenzie bridge, closed by construc
tion except at intervals lor a few
days. McKenzie bridge to summit,
Lakeview-Silver lake, Lakeview
Burns, Klamath Falls - Lakeview
Enterprise - I.-nnaha, Imnaha river,
Wallowa - Promise, Wallowa - Pow -watha
All open. Fair to good.
La Grande-Joseph La - Grande to
Elgin, open; good. Minam to Wallowa,
closed; probably for summer.
Medical Springs - Carson, Medical
Springs to Martin bridge, open but
poor. Martin bridge to Carson, closed;
Sparta - East Eagle Open, Sparta
to Lilly White; good. Closed. Lilly
White to East Eagle. No detours.
Baker-Cornucopia Open. Baker to
Carson, .good. Carson to Cornucopia,
poor but passable for autos. ,
Lewis River Woodland to Cougar,
White Salmon-Trout Lake, Trout
Lake-Glenwood Open. Good.
Little White Salmon Road Cooks
to Oklahoma ranger station, open
McCIellan Pass Highways Enum-
claw to The Dalles, open; goo. The
Dalles to park entrance, closed for
season; no detours.
Taneum Creek Road Open, Thorp
to Forest boundary; good.
Olympic Hicrhway 1 Olympia tn
Quinault lake, open: good. Satsop to
Elma, closed; detour. Hoquiam to
Quinault" lake, take plank road Che-
halis river at East Aberdeen crossed
on toll bridge; 25 cents fee and delay.
Olympic Highway (2) Open,
Olympia to Port Angeles and west
to Forks and Mora,. Rough places;
good as a whole. Camp grounds
Bumping Lake: Open, Taklma to
Kaches and Bumping lake. Good.
Hotel and boats at lake.
BTJDA BUILDS NEW FOUNDRY
Metal Poured Just 3 0 Days After
Lease Was Signed.
The Buda company of Harvey, 111.,
realizing that an additional foundry
for casting small engine parts was
necessary to speed up production,
completed the job In record time. The
lease for the ground was signed and
in Just 30 days the. entire work of
building and equipping the foundry
was accomplished and metal was be
ing poured in.
Considering difficulty of obtaining
materials, uncertainty of freight ship
ments as well as bad Weather during
the building operations, it is readily
seen that this is quite a feat. Xor
was any time lost in starting work
when the foundry was ready. A full
crew had been obtained and began
work the same day the cupola was
The foundry is 160 feet wide, con
crete foundation and of structural
iron. It is completely eauipped for
the casting of small engine parts such
as gear case covers, intake 'and ex
haust manifolds and Inlet water pipes
for the Buda engine, which is a strict
ly heavy-duty, four-cylinder engine
for trucks ml tractors.
HURNESS FIRM WILL HOVE
X"EW QUARTERS AT
AXT FJVTERETT STREETS.
$25, 0H Betas Expended Is Re
modeling of Old Oregon. AiObo
The Bnrness Auto & Body Trorlrs,
formerly Burness & Martin, soon will
remove into new quarters now being
remodeled for it on the northwest
corner of Twelfth and Everett streets.
The new location comprises two floors
and basement and covers a quarter
block. It is the former Oregon Auto
Despatch company building, but the
Burness Auto & Body works is hav.
ing it remodeled throughout at a cost
This firm does a very large busi
ness through the Pacific northwest,
making bug bodies. Right now it has
a contract for the construction of 40 '
of these bugs which are to be dis-
tributed through bug firms in Oregon
Washington and Idaho.
The firm is also prepared to make
new bodies, fenders, radiators and the
like for all makes of cars and to re
pair them. The old Burness & Martin
company is the pioneer in this line
of manufacturing in Portland, having
been established here 14 years ago.
The present company is composed of
James G. Burness and his son. James
The new building, which will be oc
cupied between July 1 and 15. will
contain much brand-new equipment
in the way of wood and metal-working
In the picture In Alex McDonald of Antelope, Or., tvith bin new Apprraftn elfcht, and C I'. Darnelll of The Dalles
(nrnce eonipan? IhroiiKh whom be purchased tbc car, which wan delivered by the Apperson Motor Car com
pany of I'ortlaml.
try will take Hare. Along with the
probable development of this busi
ness will come a s:reat increase in
the .ale anil consumption of gaso
line and lubricating oils.
In anticipation of the early open
ing of trade alons these lines sev
eral of tlie larger American com
panies that are enpnged in the mar
keting of petroleum products are pre
paring to build filling stations in
all the larger cities of Mexico. At
this time there is a f?reat need for
such adjuncts to the automobile traf
fic, it Is asserted.
If the plans of the companies are
fulfilled scores of modern filling sta
tions will he constructed in Monterey,
Tampico, y.iltillo. "San Luis Potosi,
Chihuahua. Torreon. Guadalajara, City
of Mexico, Vera Cruz and other cities.
Oil Companies Hushing In.
For many years the petroleum trade
of Mexico has been in the hands of
the- Pierce t il corporation, formerly
the Waters-Pierce Oil company, and
the Mexican Acruilla (Kagle) Oil com
pany. During the latter years of the
administration of the late President
Porfirio Diaz there was a keen com
mercial, war between these two cor
porations for control of the Mexican
It resulted in a division of the
territory, which has been more or
less observed ever since. Under the
new prospective development plans
Mexico will be invaded by half a
dozen or more American companies
that do a retail business.
For several yeas Mexico has been
the dumping ground for thousands
of second-hand or ued automobiles
from the United States. Compara
tively few new automobiles have been
shipped into the country except to
Tampico, where conditions have been
more or less normal during all the
revolutionary period. The country is
well stocked with these old models
and somewhat dilapidated cans.
With the assurance that trarfquil
lity has come to Mexico and with the
restoration gene-rally of commercial
and industrial enterprises the demand
equipment of its new shop, which oc- timbered road make It Tn many re-
cupies the entire fourth floor, with
space 100x130 feet.
Wednesday will be "owners and
dealers' " day. at which Mitchell and
Jordan owners and dealers are espe
cially invited to be present.
IORMKIi COTTON GROWER
NOW TIRE DEALER.
Factory Heinfr Enlarged and Soon
Will Come Out With a Line
of Truck Cords.
The distribution of Amazon tires
for Oregon has been handled since
January 1 of this year by Beardslee
& Co.. of which W. It. Beardslee is
manager, with headquarters at 14
North Broadway street. His terri
tory includes the entire state.
The Amazon tire comes iTi both
cords and fabrics, the cords being
made in all sizes from 32x4 '. and
up. The line also includes the Ama
This tire is made by the Amazon
Rubber company of Akron. O. The
company is now enlarging its factory
and soon will put out a complete line
of truck cord tires. -
Mr. Heardslee was formerly a cot
ton grower in the Imperial valley
district of California, where' cotton
is raised especially for the manufac
ture of tire fabric.
Two parts of iron or steel that
have become rusted firmly together
may be separated by soaking them
for several hours in a mixture of
one-third lubricating oil and two
spects a journey that in its present
improved state will continue to draw
motorists away from the Columbia
Road gangs are now busy in sev
eral places along the Inland highway.
Soon the rough places win be lim
ited to a few stretches of plank road
somewhat the worse for age. The
old mudholes near Timber and be
yond are a thing of the past and
never again will the highway be Im
passable because the way has no bot
tom. The last gaps lacking founda
tion will be covered before the end
of the month.
Ralph J. Staehli, who made the run
a week ago in his Ford car, gives
the following description of the
Some Miles of Dirt Roadway.
From Portland to Forest Grove the
rbad is now paved. To the town of
Gales Creek, northwest of Forest
Grove, there is fair macadam In
course of repair in some places. None
of that stretch is as bad as that be
tween Scappoose and Deer Island on
the Columbia route.
But just beyond Gales Creek for a
few miles there in rather tough going.
This is the old bank road along Gales
creek, with dirt bottom, bad after
rain, and as yet there is no sign of
intended repairs. From the head of
Gales creek to Timber the road is
beautiful. Heavy forests shade it and
the new macadam road curves and
swings up the divide. Old grades
and steep, dangerous turns are gone.
Once on the crest the going is still
good. Beyond Vernonia a few short
pieces of plank road bring back mem
ories of the days before the bond
issues for roads. However, the trav
eling is through an unusually pretty
country aloag the upper Nehalem and
the traveler can overlook much that
the rmd lacks.
From Birkenfeld west to Astoria
reads are generally fair the whole 50
miles. Heavy trucking in the winter
has ripped up some of the softer
pieces but the county road depart-
Special Price $ 1 GOi2
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truck in a few hours by using this wonderful attachment. Look into this
now while special sale is on.
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These Attachments Are New
and Are Guaranteed Not Used.
Nowis the time to buy while my
big Auto Accessory Sale is on
Til A 7ITV. "MF17S 111 North
They're Going Fast!
at This Slaughter of
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This Great Sale Will Continue
Throughout the Week
Here Are Some Big Extra Specials
$1.50 Shraeder Tire Gauge, now ...S .98
(Only one gauge to a customer)
S1.50 Hydrometer, during sale only 70
$4.50 Hodes Handy Auto Tool Kit.
$2.50 Open End Wrench Sets, sale .
$1.00 Light Protectors, per pair. .
$40 Storage Batteries $24.98
$25 Batteries, now.'. 15.39
$50 Batteries, now.. 34.9S
Brake Linings. . . . .25 off
Radiator Compounds 25c
Rubber Packings deeply cut
Things are certainly moving fast down here at 111 North
Broadway. Some lines are already sold out; others will
be. Better come early and do as other autoists are doing
get the things you want at these tremendously cut prices.
You won't see such a slaughter as this for many a long day
and you know it.
Many Cut 50
Don't overlook tools. We have a
large stock on sale, singly or in
kits. Wrenches, Hammers, Pli
ers, Screw Drivers, Hack Saws,
Drills, Tap and Die Sets, Vulcan
izing Kits. STOCK UP NOW
POLISHES AND PAINTS
Too many to list. Here are a
Johnson's Liquid Body Sale
Polish, quarts $1.24
Johnson's Liquid Body
Polish, pints 79
Johnson's Wax Cleaner,
8-oz. can 29
Waxit Auto Polish $1.25 .J)S
Waxit Auto Polish.. GO .49
Waxit Auto Polish 35 .29
ON FORD REPLACEMENT PARTS
Cuts as deep as 75 on
Rear or Side Holders, now. . -S2.69
Ford Tire Holders, special... 1.69
Others as low as 89
A FEW MORE
Cylinder Gaskets .39
Spark Plug Wire Sets 29
Brake Shoes, set. 49
Shock Absorbers 3.49
Ford Timers .98
Valve Grinders 59
Head Lamps 5.98
Side Lights, pair 1.59
Ford Starters 5.89
Commutator Wires 59
Coil Protectors .19
Robe Rails , .45
FORD SWITCH COIL
-, Reg. Now
Tempcos with two keys. $3.50 S1.39
Syracuse Switch Locks. 1.50 ,G9
Foot-Pedal Locks .69
l-lb..can Cup Grease 19
1 gal. Light Oil, now 69d
Others cut proportionately.
Accessories for All Makes
Hodes prices are always low but look at these !
These prices cannot last.
Doll the car up
BUMPERS Regular Sale
Black Enameled 2-inch Channel Bumper $ 7.00 S3.98
Holliday Nickel Plated Channel Bumper 10.00 6.6S
Holliday Nickel Plated Channel for Saxon Cars. . . . 10.00 6.68
2-in. Nickel Plated or Block Cloverleaf Channel
Bumper 10.00 6.98
SPARK PLUGS Regular On Sale
Blue Streak with spark gap $1.50 .69
Auburn Porcelain 2 and Vs . . . .90 .59
Auburn Mica Porcelain Plugs Vi and 1-00 .69
High-Grade Vulcan Spark Plugs .69
5-Point Spark Plugs Vz and .39
Other High-Grade Plugs Slashed as Deeply
Sun Beam Spotlight $6.00 S3.98
Kaufman's Genuine Silver Beam Spotlight 7.50 4.9S
Williams Model A Silver Beam Spotlight. 7.50 5.98
Rear View, 5-in., black or nickel $2.00 S .98
Diminishing Mirror, black or nickel 1.50 ,S9
5-inch Fender Mirror, black or nickel 3.00 1.98
Round Bevel Plate 5-in. Mirror, black or Nickel 2.50 1.79
5x7 Bevel Plate Mirror, black or nickel. 3.50 2.69
5x7 Bevel Plate Oval Mirror, black or nickel 3.50' 2.69
Inside Rear View Bevel Mirror, nickel . . . 3.50 2.69
Truck Mirrors .c . 1.89
A WARNING! ;
Don't confuse our old location with our new one. We are
no longer in our old corner. Now we are about a block'
down, near the postoffice. Be sure of the number, 111
AND STILL WE SLASH
A FEW MORE
HIGH-GRADE AUTO JACKS
Jacks, screw type, w ere ow.
Jacks 2.50 1.79
2-Ton Truck Jack 5.00 3.9S
Truck Jack 20.00 14.95
Garage Jacks 6.75
VULCANIZING OUTFITS 1
Marve Junior, ngr.
complete. . $1.00 S .59
Adams Vulcanizer . . . 1.00 .59
Super Vulcanizer .... 1.50 1.19
No Glares 19c-
ers, at 390
Valve Insides.. .280
$2 Vases $1.39
Grease Cups (J0
Rim Braces 590
. . .150
Cushions . . .
Hub Caps 120
Grease Guns... 490
tles, at $2.79
We just bought some seconds.
While they ' C 1 OQ
last $ 1.J70
Be sure you get in the right places-Ill NORTH BROADWAY Near Glisan
LOOK FOR THE NUMBER NEAR GLISAN
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