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About The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current | View Entire Issue (July 4, 1920)
THE SUNDAY OREGOXIAX, POSTLAND. , JTJTA' 4, 1920
PAVING OF COLUMBIA RIVER HIGHWAY BETWEEN CASCADE LOCKS AND HOOD RIVER NOW
HUP IS FIRST TO
REACH CLOUD CAP
WITHIN 3'z MILES OF COMPLETION.
OPEN JULY 4 AND
TIP TIP W
11 M'lLtj.' 11 11m H-!
No Closing Hours for Today
Hobel Puts Car to Test for
. 1920 Record.
5 y,: Jflgya
HALF PRICE 50 CENTS ON THE DOLLAR
Unlimited Mileage Guarantee
SPECIAL WEEK JULY 6-1 0
PAVING ALMOST FINISHED
TRAIL REPORT IS MADE
Only ,3 i " Miles Yrt to Surface,
With 'About 2)4 Miles ot
It Crumbed Rock.
Motorists desiring; to drive to Hood
River today or tomorrow for the hol
iday outing will find the Columbia
river highway open all thfc way at
all hours, raving work this side of
Hood River, by official announcement
of the contractor, will be suspended
today and tomorrow.
Only about 3 miles remain to be
paved now between Cascade Locks
and Hood River. Except for a short
stretch at Sonny and Mitchell's point
tunnel, there is now continuous pave
ment all the way from Portland al
most to the foot of Ruthton hill. Pav
ing activities are centered between
that point and Hood River.
On Ruthton hill itself crushed rock
has not yet been spread, though there
is plenty of It in piles alongside the
road, and it will be spreadin a short
time. But from the summit of the
hill into Hood River there is a iot
of it, as recorded by the speedometer
of the Chevrolet in which the writer
drove to Hood River last Sunday.
Wbr Pavinu In Delayed.
However, it is not very hard to
drive over. Kittle damage will re
sult to tirea if the driver will take
it slowly. And much of this crushed
rock, in fact the srreater part of it,
may be avoided by taking a detour
road which turns to the right about
a mile beyond the summit of Ruthton
hill. This dotour road leads into
Mood River over good gravel cur
face from the top of the bluffs. By
all means take it.
Two causes widely different, rain
and fire, have delayed completion of
the pavement into Hood River. There
was so much rainy weather tip to a
couple of necks ago that progress
was slowed up. and on top of this
camo a fire at the contractor's paving
plant at Sonny, Just this side of Mitch
ell's point tunnel, which delayed op.
nations some more. Otherwise the
highway would now be paved all the
way into Hood River. Operations
have been resumed again, however,
and before August 1 the pavement
should be completed. . This will give
a paved highway all the way from
I'ortland into Hood River. 67 miles.
On Sundays the highway . is open
at all hours. But until paving is
completed It is closed to traffic on
week days exrept at certain hours.
Motorists planning to drive to Hood
River or beyond on week days should
time themselves to reach the foot of
Ruthton hill, about 3 miles this
side of Hood River, to take advantage
of the following schedule of open
hours announced by the contractor;
Remember These Open Hours.
Traffic, is allowed until 7:30 o'clock
in the morning, during the hour from
11:30 A. M. to 12:30 P. M. and after
6:30 P. M. until 7:30 next morning.
from Hood River, on to The Dalles
the highway is now in good condi
tion. The old Mosler hill route has
been eliminated and cars drive over
the wonderful new highway grade
hewn out of the cliffs between Hood
River and Mosler.
Scenery along this six-mile stretch
Js as wild and picturesque as on any
other part of the whole highway.
There are two tunnels. The roadway
Is graveled and in fine condition.
Between Mosler and The Dalles the
old hill road is still used, pending; con
struction of the new highway grade
along the Columbia. But the old road
is in very good condition and no mo
torist should experience the slightest
difficulty in traveling it. Though it
climbs a long hill from each direction,
the grade is comparatively an easy
on not comparable in any degree
with the notorious old grade over Mo
CHALLENGE BK HEPPNER f:, -. ""
1; '5r.' .Til
TRUCK SETS WORLD MARK
LOS AXGKI;KS-X'EV YORK TRIP
MADE OX PXEIMAT1CS.
Ilircc-lon Packard lias Traveled
130,000 Miles on Four Trans
BEf-T - ROAD - TO - PEXDLETON
DISPUTE GETS HOTTER.
Hermiston Commereial Club Dared
to Ijcave the Whole Issue
Xeutral Road Viewer.
A pew world's record for 13 days
five hours for the 3500-mile trans
continental trip from Los Angeles to
rew York has been made bv a pneu
matieally-equipped motor truck of the
unnayear tire Si Rubber eomoanv.
The previous record of 17 days and
three hours was established in 1913
by a lightweight Maxwell truck.
When the three-ton Packard that
had hung up the new coast-to-coast
record rolled into New York Citv. It
had traveled from the Atlantic to the
J'aciric rour times since 1918 and
rolled a total of 130.000 miles.
Driven by Howard Sholder and
Herbert Temple, the big freighter
traveled 2000 miles over the Santa lTe
route to Kansas City in eight days
and 13 hours despite 32 hours lost
because of bad roads and detours In
Just 12 days after leaving Los An
Rtles. the big truck rolled into the
factories at Akron a distance of 2900
miles. The drivers relieved each other
every six hours, one sleeping in a
comfortable cab behind the driver's
seat, while the other maintained the
The truck made Its first transcon
tinental run from Boston to San
r'rancisco in September. 1918 3700
miles in 21 days. The same truck
traveled with an army transport train
over the Lincoln highway in 1919 and
since then has been giving demonstra
tions along the Pacific coast.
Company officials believe the new
record, with its average daily run of
.60 miles, will stand for some time
SIOTORMEXi TO GET REVENGE
In Detroit, Police ' Ask Them
Report on Wild Drivers.
Detroit, July 3. street-car con
ductors and motormen have been in
vited by the police department to
make reports relative to traffic law
violations which come under their ob
servation, the same as many other
citizens are reporting to the police.
William P. Rutledge. superintendent
of police, has announced.
The street-car men are not depu
tired nor do they serve summons on
violators, but the reports are investi
gated by the police and the offenders
This means that wild drivers who
make a practice of rushing through
safety rones past standing street cars
will do so in future at their peril
HEFPNKR. Or., June 28. (To the
Lditor.) The attention of the Hepp-
ner commercial olub has been called
to a letter published in the auto
mobile section of The Oregonian of
June 20. from the Hermiston Com
mercial club, in which the writer, V.
V. Prime, takes issue with a letter
written bv D. T. Goodman of this city
and published in your issue of June
13. wherein Mr. Goodman recom
mended taking the right hand turn
after crossing the John Day river at
McDonalds ferrv. when traveling
eastward, thence through Olex. Kight-
mile. Heppner. Pilot Rock and Pendleton.
In Mr. Prime s letter this route was
erroneously referred to as "the old
Oregon trail." which passes through
the sand country some 10 or 15 miles
north of the route outlined by Mr.
The people of Heppner are no more
desirous of deceiving the motorists
than are the. people of Hermiston and
in writing this letter, the Heppner
Commercial club is actuated only by
a desire to see that tourists and other
travelers who come through this sec
tion of the country follow tho best
and most practical route.
In order that the traveling public
may have an authoritative source of
information by which to be guided
in choosing a route through this sec
tion of the state, the Heppner Com
mercial club hereby submits the fol
lowing proposition to the Hermiston
The Heppner Commercial club pro
poses to join with the Hermiston Com
mercial club in sharing the expense,
on a 50-50 basis, of taking an ac
credited representative of the Oregon
State Motor association over the
routes in question for the purpose of
determining the best route for motor
ists to travel, the decision of such
Oregon State Motor association rep
resentative to be accepted by both
commercial bodies and given undis
puted publicity. Heppner Commercial
club, S. A.' Patterson, secretary.
TUBE SERVES FOR 2 0 Y'EARS
Here's "Fishy" Tire Story, But Its
Truth Is Vouched for.
An auto tire story which ranks
with the "fishiest" fish stories ever
told, but which, nevertheless, is
vouched for by reliable persons
comes from San Francisco as an af
termath of the automobile show held
At the show was exhibited a 1900
model Winton, which was still cap
able of propulsion under its own
power in spite of the fact that it was
nearly old enousrh to vote. The au
tomobile aroused considerable com
ment, but not nearly so much, how
ever, as the owner's statement that
the Diamond single tube tire on the
left front wheel was part of the orig
inal equipment and had never been
The owner asserted, and brought
facts to prove his point, that the tire
still had the Cleveland: air In It which
was pumped into it at the Winton
factory in 1900. During the Inter
venlng years the air had been held
captive. The valve stem was thickly
covered with rust and gave conclu
sive proof that it had not been re
moved for years.
The other tires on the car were of
the same old single tube type but
were not of the original equipment.
They had been put on several years
These are two of several photo showing present conditions of the upper
highway, taken last Sunday in a run to Hood River in a Chevrolet ear.
The upper photo ahovra a section of the highway beyond Shell Rock
mountain, with pavement complete. The lower picture ihowi aome of
the crushed rock, which extends on and off, but mostly on, from the
foot of Ruthton hill Into Hood River, about 8Vi mile. All told, there
was approximately two miles of crushed rock last Sunday, but with
present good weather conditions this can Quickly be converted Into pave
ment. It la not bad (coins;, at that. If taken slowly, but the driver who
tries to rush through It will have hard luck with tires. The highway
is open all day .Sunday and on weekdays from lli30 A. M. to 12:30 P.M.
and from S P. M. to 7 o'clock next morning.
LVHY YOU USE THE CHOKER
IT'S SAME AS STARTIXG FIRE
When Motor Is Cold It Requires
Richer Proportion of Gaso
line to Fire It.
later, but for some reason failed to
show the enduring: qualities of the
G. S. Waterman, the owner, bought
the car from Alexander Winton at
Cleveland in 1901 and it has been in
the possession of his family ever
since. Mr. waterman is tne winton
agent in Fresno, Cal.
The Oil Gauge.
The oil pressure gauge furnishes
rather accurate means of determining
the condit'on of the engine "bearings
As the bearings wear the oil circu
lates more freely and the pressur
naturally drops. If the oil gauge per
sistently shows low pressure it is rea
sonable to assume engine bearing
wear, provided the regulator Is all
Stepp Goes East.
' Adolph C. Stepp, Marmon salesman
for the Northwest Auto company, left
Portland last week to attend a con
vention of Marmon salesmen at th
plant of Nordyke & Marmon, Indian
Now Is the Time to
PHONE OR CALL FOR ESTIMATE
Sixth at Madison.
l- -c v
Did you ever stop to figure out
ust why you have to pull out the
choke button on the dash when you
start your motor in the morning? Tou
know, of course, that It is to give a
richer mixture to the carburetor dur-
ng the first few moments of opera
tion, hut perhaps you never considered
the matter any further than that.
The richer mixture helps your
motor start because our modern fuel
may be likened to a mixture of kin
dling, cordwood and lump coal." says
H. J. Mcintosh, local Kissel distribu
tor. "It is composed of a small portion
which is highly volatile, which is the
equivalent of the kindling, that of
medium explosiveness. or the cord
wood, and the heavy particles which
n our comparison equal the coal
"When you start your motor in the
morning when it is cold a normal
mixture will not Ignite because there
s not a sufficient quantity of the
kindling or volatile portion drawn in
with the normal mixture to mix with
the air and burn when the motor Is
cold. To get enough kindling you have
to enrich the mixture with a far
greater proportion of gasoline than
you normally need after the motor
is once warmed up.
"Once the motor reaches a tempera
ture of 170 degrees or thereabouts
the heat of the motor makes the
heavier portions of the fuel ignite
and burn readily. It Is, to carry our
analogy further, like having a bed
of coals established in the fireplace.
Kindling is no longer needed the
heavy fuel burns readily. ,
"Too many motorists are careless
about leaving their choke button out
longer than is necessary. Not only
do they waste fuel by this practice,
but work harm to their motors. The
unburned fuel is apt to foul spark
plugs, or collect on the cylinder walls
and work past the pistons.
"The Kissel designers took great
pains to create a motor that should
quickly reach the most efficient op
erating temperature. The thermo-
. static device governing the water cir
jculatlon is the surest, quickest means
I of attaining that end, and as a con
sequence this feature is a part of
Kissel design. It reduces to a mini
mumthe time necessary to warm up
the motor and makes it necessary to
use a rich mixture in starting for the
briefest permissible time.
ALL ABOARD FOR TAC0MA
(Continued From First riiife.l
Fret-ell, Seattle. W8h.. official repre
tentative content board; Douglas A. Shelor,
8eattt, Wash.. representative content
board: Frank K. Watklnn, Portland, rep
raentatlve contest board; Frank Allyn,
Ticomi. referee: T. w. L,lttle. Timmi
chairman technical committee: Mark L.
Davis. Tacoma. director of timing; Frank
E. Jeffries, Tacoma. starter; H. K. Stimp
on. Tacoma. assistant starter; Guy K
Kelly, director of scoring.
Board of Judges A. 8. Eldrlrtge. Seattle;
r . K,. Mnai, Seattle: tuy m. ittegel, Spo-
kane; F. A. Williams. Spokane: A. C. St.
John, Chehalls: F. R. Begg, Vancouver.
H. C. : c. T. Kcurry, Aberdeen; A. B. Man
ley, Portland; C. M. Menxtes, Portland;
L,. W. Hark ins. Tacoma.
Chief Umpire Harry B. Ople.
Chief Surgeon Dr. C. P. Gammon".
Technical Committee R. A. Mueller,
Tacoma; H. L,. Blangy. Tacoma; R. C.
1'ieia, Tacoma; J. u. Merrill, Tacoma.
- Miscellaneous O. D. Dunn, superintend
ent of gales: H. E. O'Neal, superintendent
of grandstand: E. W. Reynolds, superin
tendent of police; D. D. A. Outcalt, super
intendent of track and infield.
Press Committee W. F.Alarquat, Seat
tle; A. J. Kennedy. Seattle: L. H. Gregory,
Portland; Frank Buhlert, Seattle: Edgar
Wheeler. Tacoma: Jack Qulnlan. Tacoma:
C, R. Maybln. Tacoma: s. G. Wershkul,
Portland: H. H. Bromberg, Portland; Alex
T. Stewart. Victoria. B. C.
Ideal Conditions Seen for Those
Who Expect to Make
Mark down a 1920 Hupmobiie as
the first motor car this year to invade
the snow-tinged precincts of Cloud
Cap Inn, the famous scenic vantage
point at the northern portal of Mount
Hood, overlooking the head of the
Hood River valley.
-Eugene C. Habel, manager of the
Manlcy Auto company, who piloted
the pathfinding car on Us ascent last
Sunday, says the country below
Mount Hood on. the north never
looked better than it does at this eea
son. He heartily recommends the
drive for the week-end- diversion of
Portland motorists and promises that
there is not enough dust along the
route anywhere to prevent the Port
land business man from starting out
on the trip in his very best suit of
Cloud Cap Inn. according to the
Hupmobiie speedometer, is precisely
93 miles from Portland, or 25 miles
from Hood River. All the 68 miles of
the Columbia river highway from
Portland to Hood River is now paved
Mr. Habel reports, except a btretch
of about three and orie-half miles jutst
this side of Hood River. He says the
roads through the valley to the base
of the mountain are a trifle dusty but
that the early driver on the road has
clear, clean sailing. On his trip last
Sunday Mr. Habel followed the valley
routes on both the east and west
sides of Hood river and found the
east side road in much better shape
And It's All of That.
"Cloud Cap Inn has been called the
greatest place to view the greatest
mountain in the greatest state in the
greatest nation on earth, and I am
quite, glad to join in that sentiment.1
said Mr. Habel.
"Without stretching the speed limit
at all the Portland business man may
leave nis omce at closing time Satur
day afternoon and reach Mount Hood
Lodge or Cloud Cap Inn in plenty of
time for dinner. He may also linger
in the cool breezes of the mountain
until after dinner on a Sunday eve
ning and be ready to hop into bed
back in Portland before midnight. We
Jus loafed along Sunday and held the
Hup comfortably within the traffic
laws, yet covered the trip in five
hours and fifteen minutes. The drive
can be made in four hours without
breaking the law."
Mr. Habel s car did not carve its
path through the snow right up to
the hotel door on the crest of Cloud
Cap, due to the fact that there were
stall two feet of snow on the last
short stretch of road above the sharp
turn. As many Portland motorists
know, it is no pink tea affair to steer
an automobile all the way up the last
mil to cloud Cap even in midseason
when all snow has disappeared, be
cause of the sharpness of the turns
nd the prevalence of real 20 per cent
Road Open Only Tvro Days.
Therefore those at the hotel Sunday
were surprised to see the Hup crowd
its nose into the snow to a point
about a quarter of a mile from the
end of the road. The car made the
entire pull on its own power and did
not falter at any juncture of the
The toll gate between Mount Hood
Lodge and Cloud Cap had been open
only two days when Mr. Habel sailed
over the road with Mrs. Habel In their
car. A week before their trip the
snow had been five feet deep in
places, which indicates that the two
feet which last Sunday checkmated
travel up to the edge of the hotel will
soon fade away for the season. Mr.
Habel reports that 10 or 12 machines
followed his car in last Sunday and
Homer A. Rogers, proprittor of Mount
Hood Lodge and Cloud Cap Inn. is ex
pecting a large number of motor vis
itors over the fourth.
lne wild flowers were out In afl
tneir glory and the sky was abso
lutely clear, thanks to the absence of
forest fires." said Mr. Habel. "We
could see Mount Rr.'nier very dis
tinctly and Mount Adams stood out on
the horizon as though It were nearly
as ciobo to us as Mount Hood.
The color effects at sunset and sun
rise were wonderful. We also en
joyed the novelty of throwing snow
balls so soon i fter sweltering under
the sun and heat of the city. Those
who have never stood at Cloud Cap,
so near tne mountain ltseit that one
feels he can reach out and touch it
and looked back over the beautiful
We have purchased SIX CARLOADS (6492 tires) of
CLINGSTONE" brand, made by the LANCASTER TIRE &
RUBBER CO. of Lancaster, Ohio, at a price that will permit
us to sell them at JUST HALF of the PRESENT RETAIL
These tires are strictly HIGH-GRADE, FRESH STOCK,
made of ITii-ounce long-fibre cotton fabric, vith pure gum
friction and a tbugh white oxide of zinc tread of effective
non-skid design. .
These tires are GUARANTEED by the MANUFACTUR
ERS, and adjustments will be made by us at any of our eight
stores on an UNLIMITED MILEAGE BASIS. If a tire proves
to be defective in either material or workmanship, adjustment
will be made regardless of how far the tire has been run.
(Subject to withdrawal without notice.)
SIZE List Price SALE PFJCESAVTNG
28x3 .'$19.50 $9.75 $9.75
30x3 21.25 10.63 10.62
30x312 27.75 13.88 13.87
31x4 42.05 21.03 21.02
32x4 42.80 21.40 21.40
33x4 44.50 22.25 22.25
34x4 45.75 22.88 22.87
These tires are not "seconds," "retreads,"
"made-overs," "half -soles" or cheap tires
made of inferior material.
This sale includes thousands of
tires of other makes all sizes
both cord and fabric at startling
reductions. Call and look over
these tire bargains.
lit I vr;vA
Autoparts Supply Company
SO-82 Sixth Street
Phone Broadway 550S
bia river and Mount Adams In the
background, can scarcely appreciate
the treat of such :.n opportunity.
TRCCK Mt'FPUiJR IS TARGET
Manufacturers Decide to Eliminate
Members of the motor truck Indus
try recently, by unanimous vote,
adopted a resolution that muffler cut
outs on motor trucks be eliminated.
Inasmuch as they are objectionable
to the public and no longer neces
sary for the proper operation , of
A few years ago similar action was
taken for passenger cars -with the
result that today nearly all cars are
built without cutouts.
This is another example of the ef
forts of tho motor truck industry's
leaders to make their product con
form to the public's convenience.
BRISCOE WINS 'EC
AVERAGE OF 30.4 3IILES MADE
OX GALLON OF GASOLixE.
Don't think that all the downtown
Hood river villey toward the Colum- utreets were made for garages
New Light Six,
Mitchell, Seven-Passenger Jordan -MITCHELL,
LEWIS & STAYER CO.
Broadway at Oak
Motor Car Co.
Motor Car Co.
FOUR WHEEL 'TTfi3&?
DRIVE TRUCK Sfate Distributors
offers more of "what you actually need and want
in an automobile."
BRALY AUTO CO.
Main 48S0, A 3881. 19th and Washington Sta.
AUTO ACCESSORIES AND PARTS
and "BIG TEN NECESSITIES"
They're More Than Accessories
Official Service Genuine Parts
Product Service Station, Broadway at Flanders
David Modes Co.
Ill N. Broadway
PARTS. GEARS, AXLES AND
Wk AUTO S?EL',8 C0
10,000 Springs Carried in Stock.
Let Us Repair Your Springs
Where You Get Service.
15TH AND COUCH STREETS
Recommended by a Million
West Coast Distributors Corp
435 Stark St. Phone Broadway 4564
Total Distance of 114 Miles Cov
ered in "Rim of World- Econ
omy Run in California.
Covering: a distance of 114 miles on
an average gasoline consumption of
30.4 miles to the gallon, a Briscoe
toiirinsr car won the first "Rim of the
.'orld" economy run staged in Cali
This word was received last week
by the W. H. Waliingford company.
Briscoe distributors In Oregon. Ac
cording to the Information received.
11 nopulsr makes of cars entered the
competition and the Briscoe victory
was a significant one.
The winning car was driven by M.
V. Zander of Pomona. The course of
the run was from San Bernardino to
Little Bear, Bis: Bear and KedlanUs
ar.d back' to San Bernardino.
Of the 114 miles covered on the run
100 were over very rough and dan
gerous road. The course ran over
mountains and through passes which
required careful and skillful driving.
The ton mileage record established
by the Briscoe was 51.61. This, with
the 30.4 miles to the flrallon on furl.
made the trip a glorious Briscoe viv
Inner tubes for automobile tires are
made by the yard, and at one largo
rubber factory in Ohio a gang of men
on calendering machine rolled out
24.450 yards of tube stock during the
month of February.
The "Motor Hobo'" is a new word
coined through the habit of people
who steal and beg rides.
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