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About The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current | View Entire Issue (July 4, 1920)
THE SUNDAY OREGON IAN, PORTLAND, JULY 4, 1920
MITCHELL POINT TUNNEL ON COLUMBIA RIVER HIGHWAY NOT
YET PAVED, BUT SOON WILL BE.
Goodyear Company in Cali
ERECTION IS RAPID
largest Single Industrial Plant In
f Wes-t Ls Built In Iess Than
i ' Eleven Months.
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After 3-8 days in the making, the
new $20,000,000 factory of the Good
year Tire & Rubber company of Cali
fornia, which occupies part of the
former Ascot park tract at Los An
geles, has started manufacture of
tlrca and Is gradually approaching
lis allotted capacity production.
In less than 11 months the largest
single industrial plant of the west
J has been erected, equipped with ma
; chinery and put Into actual produc
j tion under the direction of master
I minds skilled in every step connected
! with planning, financing, building
and equipping a plant of th's magni
tude. From a cabbage patch has
risen the largest tire manufacturing
plant west of Ohio.
A group of about 30 Goodyear
cutives acd officials watched vice
president and general manager, A. F.
Ostcrloh of the California company'
and factory manager P. W. Litchfield
; of the Akron company, start the first
i plies of faibric of the initial tire.
: After passing through the various
construction stages the tire was put
into a steam vulcanizer and 90 min
utes later taken, steaming from the
. . Vtltlt Blast at Opening.
Ordinarily the production of but
one tire would represent little but
tha outlay of a few dollars, but this
first western Goodyear tire is bur the
precursor of millions to follow and
marks a new i4lustrial era in the
i tit. It Is a mile post in the on
i ward march of" one of the young
pioneers of western industry.
All of the Goodyear factories
throughout the country Joined Los
Angeles in. celebrating the advent of
this first tire. The big plans at Akron,
O., Goodyear, Conn., Toronto, Canada,
and the cotton plantation at Phoenix.
Ariz., announced the event with eight
tentorlan blasts of the whistle, one
for the first California tire and seven
for each thousand of daily production
iof tires to follow.
i The Los Angeles plant opens actual
production with about 2000 employes,
(which will be increased to 9000 as
J the factory gets into full swing, with
7500 in the tire plant nd 1000 in
!the cotton mill.
! As announced some time ago, the
'crude rubber for the -western factory
'comes from the company's extensive
crude rubber plantations in Sumatra
'and the cotton fabric from long staple'
jcotton grown in the Salt river valley
of 'Arizona and the Imperial valley
lef southern California.
I Due to railroad delays all of the
'equipment for making cord tires has
jnot yet been installed, but it is ex
pected that Goodyear will turn out
ithe first set of cord tires early in
July. Douglas Fairbanks, famous
screen star, has purchased the first
. r .,),.. tmn" rflpH tirrs. Which
will be delivered to his home by the
Goodyear pony blimp upon the actor's
return with his bride from their
honeymoon in Europe.
3S0-Acre Aviation Field.
A feature that distinguishes this
new western project from others is
its aviation field. For tnis purpose
320 acres have been set aside as
the company proposes to give atten
tion to the subject of aviation. An
other feature is the 160-acre housing
community containing S00 houses to
be sold to employes on easy pay
jments. Company officials have ex
Ipretscd the belief that home-owning
icitlzens are good citizens and depend
able workers. Tiey assert that even
!tf there were no present shortage
iof houses the company would build
homes for its workers anyway, to
make their possession easy.
I The new factory will supply tires
!for the territory west of the eastern
! boundary of Montana. Wyoming.
Icolorado and New' Mexico and its ex
port trade in the orient.
! The building of the big plant has
established a new construction record
jfor the west, the entire project hau
ling been completed and put into
I operation within 12 months in fact
Ithe first tire was turned out 37 days
j ln-advancc-of the time limit set by
i Goodyear president, F. A. Selberling.
'when he broke ground for the new
factory on July 21. 1919- remarking,
"here's where we start the new fac--tory
and we'll finish it in a hurry."
HIGE OAK TUliK AT ClflCO
.Motor IMS There Will See One Cov-
i cring an Entire Acre.
; CHICO Cal., July 3. What Sir
Joseph Hooker, an eminent English
I botanist, declares to be the largest
oak in the world is located in Bidwell
park at Chlco.' It is a never-to-be-forgotten
sight. Motorists who visit
this spot always take back with them
I photographs of this remarkable tree,
( because not to see it makes difficult
appreciation of the eize of it. The
tree covers an acre of ground and
1000 men could easily, stand under it
Details ot Expense.
- "Tou've marked another cent on the
v price of gasoline."
"Tnat lsn t tor gasoline, replied the
keeper of the station. "That s to pay
for the enormous amount of chalk
we've used marking up the price here
tofore." Washington Star.
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The paTrrn have already reached Sonny, jur thin aide of tfhe tunnel hut
. have temporarily left a sap from Sonny through the tunnel, about one
third of a mile In all. and working toward Hood River, have paved
from the eant Mdt of the tunnel to the lower end of Ruthton htll. From
that point Into Hood River, about 3 'A ml ten. much crushed rock ha been
laid preliminary to hard-surfaelnj?. With the weather mettled, thl well
he ruahed to completion very quickly. At present there in about two
ml lea of criuthed rock to travel over, much of which can be avoided, by
taking Rond detour road Into Hood River. The upper photo ahowa the
condition of the road at Mitchell Point now. with a Chevrolet In the fore
ground. The lower photo ahowa the road at the top of Ruthton hill.
T0PPLN1SH HAS CAMPS
WASHINGTON" C1TV PREPARES
AUTO RECEPTION PARK.
Totiris-ts Encouraged to Make Stop
"When Passing by Yakima
TOPPEVISH. Wash.. July 3. (Spe
cial.) Toppcnish, . through the co
operation of the commercial club and
local labor unions, will shortly com
plete campsite accommodations for
tourists which will compare very well
with those offered by any town in
the state of Washington. Because of
the road building now in progress on
the north side of the Yakima river.
a great deal of tourist travel, which
would ordinarily pass without enter
ing Toppenish, will now be diverted
through the city.
At a recent meeting of the com
mercial club, the need of ' the cily
for better tourist accomodations was
voiced. C. C. Rulaford, local con
tractor, offered his services in draw
ing plans and overseeing any con
struction ordered. Members of local
labor unions came forward with an
offer to provide the labor for tuch
The campsite committee, headed by
J. A. White, after going over the
possible improvement to the present
campsite at Olney park, just at. the
edge of the city, decided that the
most practical addition to that natural
campsite.' would be the construction
of a fly-tight, open-air dining room,
with cooking facilities and' adequate
lighting arrangements. It was found
that available funds would erect a
building 16x24 feet, built in rustic
style. Plans were drawn for such
a structure and this week the founda
tion was laid and construction started.
The unions promised to have a num
ber of carpenters on hand Saturday
evening to complete the work.
An outdoor oven and camp stove
will be provided for the use of the
tourists. Water connection will be
made and toilet facilities provided.
STEPHENS ON LONG
ECONOMY SHOWN IN TEST
WITH OTHER CARS.
Harry Arnold. No further scores for
the sweepstakes were announced.
In class f, cars costing less .than
?1200, the Chevrolet took 'the hon
ors; in class 2. between 1200 and
$2000. the Dort was first; in class 3
between J'JOOO and $5000, the Essex
won; the Franklin took class 4- for
cars between $3000 and $4000 and
tne .National took class o, cars more
than $4000. .
There were. 24 entries, the largest
and most representative field in
contest of the kind on the Pacific
coast In years. Of the 24 only three
were not scored. The Cleveland
dropped out when carburetor trouble
caused by hitting a rock, delayed it,
The Stearns was disqualified for
work on the motor before the starting
time at Tallac. The K. and V. Knight
had mechanical trouble which caused
it to drop out.
The course was 261 miles, officially,
and is one of the hardest of the kind
in the United States. The grades are
steep and there was but three -minutes'
variation from the schedule
time allowed at the checking stations.
The time to Tallac. on Lake Tahoc,
was five hours ana a half. The re
turn, 'by Truckeu and Auburn, was
six hours and a half." Every car was
within the three minutes allowed.
Not a serious accident marred th
trip. The Cole got a smashed fender
on the trip from a passing tourist
and the Studebaker encountered ' a
wild woman driving on the. way back
and lost a fender and a running board.
No one was hurt and both cars fin
ished. The sweepstakes was figured by
dividing the number of gallons of
gasoline used into the weight of the
car and deducting a point for every
minute or fraction engine trouble and
for each quart of water and pint of
oil used. In the classes only the
economy end figured, weight not
Machines Classed According to Cost
SAN FRANCISCO, July 3. A
Stephens silent six, driven by E. F.
Doud, won the first annual Sacra-mento-Tallac
reliability and economy
run., under the auspices of the Sacra
mento Motor Car Dealers' asso Na
tion. The Stephens finished witl. a
score of 309.26 as against 307.96 for
the National, driven by John F. Zek.
and 303.37 for the Essex, piloted by
DORT ADDS TO ITS CAPITAL
Motor Car Company Now Incor-
atcd Cndcr Delaware Law.
FLINT, Mich., July 3. The Dort
Motor Car company has further in
corporated under the laws of Dela
ware. The capital consists of $3,000,
000 of Class A, preferred stock; $4,
000,000 of Class B, preferred, and
400,000 shares of common of no nar
value. "The incorporators are J. Dal
las Dort, Fred A. Aldrich and David
The New Mitchell offers sensational under-pricing
THIS is an appeal to sanity in motor-car
buying, as in other buying. It is an effort
to induce you to make price comparisons before
you decide upon which car you want to own.
The New Mitchell has already won its place
because of new-day style and dependable me
chanics. No car offers its new-day lines. No
car of like price or considerably more affords
finer performance nor longer lasting newness.
So we speak here exclusively of price- We
make it the main consideration. Other con
siderations, while tremendously important, be
come secondary to money value.
THE Mitchell price policy has always been
conservative. Mitchell has always sought
to produce the finest possible car for the lowest
The whole Mitchell ' organization is
imbued with this idea. Countless sav
ings are made by building the Mitchell -..-:.
complete in one factory. Even bodies and tops
and the like, which are ordinarily bought outside.
Mitchell not only gains a unified car from a
designing standpoint, but all the profits are
saved that would have to be paid to outside
parts makers and later included in the price of
If this New Mitchell were built the old way
its price would have to be at least $500 more.
That would be inevitable.
We challenge comparisons
THE one way for you to satisfy yourself that
the New Mitchell is underpriced is to make
price comparisons. Familiarize yourself with
Mitchell superiorities. Then examine all cars
of like price and up to $1000 more. Compare
them with this New Mitchell.
See if you can duplicate Mitchell performance.
See if you can find a car of such smart appear
ance. See if you can find such fine finish, such
complete equipment, such roominess.
Make this investigation with the idea of sav
ing money. But make no compromise in quality.
Take the New Mitchell as your standard, and
try to find all it offers for $1750. We are con
vinced that the New Mitchell will be your choice.
Visit our display now. Get all the facts. Then
make your comparisons. If you agree that the
New Mitchell affords the most for your money,
then place your order early, so as to insure early
Mitchell style is irresistible. Its
new lines bring great distinction.
The blunt radiator of yesteryear
now gives way to one which har
monizes with windshield, 'doors, etc
These are the lines you see on a
smart yacht graceful, blended,
slanting lines that you always iden
tify with smooth speed and motion.
Each is a future-style model.
Mitchell Distributors for the
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Open or closed
The New Mitchell is presented in
four attractive models: a 5 passen
ger Touring Car, a 3-passenger
Roadster, a 5-passenger Sedan and a
The two open cars are priced at
$1750, the Sedan at $2800 and the
Coupe" at $2700, all prices being
f. o. b. Racine, Wis., and with war
No such values can be found elsewhere.
m 38 Years in Business
Now at j
Broadway and Everett 1
. Portland j
"When the electric starting system
refuses to start and the crank has
been left home in the garage, the
motorist still has methods of getting
the car going. The 6est way, perhaps,
is to jack up one of the rear wheels
and turn it by hand with the clutch
engaged and high gear shifted in. The
spark should be retarded and only a
small throttle opening allowed. Be
fore removing the jack, the gears
should be shifted to neutral again.
Careful of Talcum.,
It is an excellent thing to sprinkle
some French chalk or talc in the shoe
before putting it in the tube, but
don't be prodigal in the use of it, for
too much is worse than not any. If
there Is an excess of chalk it is apt
IMPERIAL POTENTATE OF ALL THE SHRINERS SAW COLUMBIA
RIVER HIGHWAY FROM A STUTZ BEARCAT.
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This picture of W. Frrrland Krndrlek at the wheel of the Stnts was taken
by Frank K. Watkina, who placed hln Moti Bearcat at Mr. Kendrick'a
dutpoaal daring Shrine Trek. The car driven by Xoble Leslie K.
French of the Autorrnt garage, vrho gave hla time for the entire nrrk
- 4o driving for the Imperial potentate and his secretary, 'oble Herman!
' "' Rehborn of Lulu temple. The ear had Goodrich cord tlrea.
Armour & Co.
Has Just Ordered Another
C M C Truck
Another Truck Owner Is
Convinced of GMC Quality
Second St., Cor. Taylor, Portland, Oregon "v
to roll up into little balls and the
continual friction of the tube against
these will soon do material damage
to the tube. In fact, there have been
instances where the tube was literally
chewed to pieces so br.dly damaged
that it was found impractical to re
pair it. Motor Life.
Getting Out of a Kut.
When a rfvi r whel is in a mudhol
5- ton -
Only Truck Built With
3 Final Drives
Notice to Dealers : Write, your territory may be open.
W. C. Garbe, Inc.
Formerly Oregon Motor Car Co. '
BROADWAY AT BURNSIDE
Phone Broadway 616
PORTLAND SEATTLE PENDLETON
so that it spins apply the emergency
brake gently. This will give enough
resistance to the spinning wheel to
let the other wheel pull the car out.
The decrease in engine speed be-
cati.e of the brake pressure -can he
made up by opening the throttle a
Over 30.000.000 passengers were
transported by motor buses in New
ark. N. .1.. last year.
can often be avoided by washing surface of brake
lining (glazed by oil and dirt) with kerosene or
gasoline. Generally, however, "squeaking" is
due to poor lining or lining attached with rivets
that are not countersunk.
Insist that Raybestos brake lining be properly
applied to your car with copper or brass rivets
correctly countersunk. Then you may demand
twelve months of quiet, efficient wear if yours
is a passenger car or truck up to 2 tons, and
proportionate servic on heavier trucks.
by The Silver Edge
The Raybestos Company