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THE SUNDAY OREGOXIAX, PORTLAND, JUIJT 4, 1920
.MANY NEW RECORDS
ESSEX ROADSTER THAT RAN 26.3 MILES ON ONE GALLON OF GASOLINE IN TEST SUPERVISED
BY OFFICIAL OBSERVER.
E BY THE ESSEX
Essex Week Brings Out Note
CONSIDERED BY MANY riOTOOISTS THE BEST FABRIC TIRE ON THE AMERICAN MARKET
GASOLINE RUN MADE HERE
lioadstcr With Official Observer
Aboard Sets Mark of 2 6.3
Miles to One Gallon.
All over the United States -Essex
week" was celebrated by Essex dis--tributors
and dealers last week. Es
!sex cars were put through their paces
'i-iit. many points and telegrams in a
.Steady stream poured io to the C. L
;Bos8 Automobile company from the
Kssex factory telling of road records
TTTl.Trying for hew road records is not
i?fl9iie: in the best circles around here
-jtfct at present, for various reasons,
"Tiiii"tor cops being among them. Any
"", ay, the Essex set so many road rec
"'JOTis hereabouts last season that there
-"are not many of them left for it to
t grf after.. Besides, motorcar-owners
In the Pacific northwest are much
S"upre interested now in going as far
as possible on what gasoline they can
' gt than !n going as fast as pos
' Bible.. So Mr. Boss, as his participation
"in Essex week, determined to see Just
wiat gasoline mileage an ordinary
Essex roadster would make under or
dinary road-driving conditions.
The car U9ed for the. test was that
of a private owner, E. V. Senell. It
had not been tuned up In preparation
for the run. In fact, the first Mr.
Senell knew of it was when he was
"asked to permit his car to be. used.
The run was made on a measured gal
lon of gasoline Thursday morning
'"with George V. Adams. Essex sales-
niark, at the wheel and Stanley G.
.."VVerachkul, automobile editor of the
Telegram.-as official observer.
' . Official Obeesrrer Aboard.
'SA'lms drove the car out the Capi-'-"1
highway almost to Tigard. There
"ilie vacuum tank was connected, the
motor Idled under Mr. Werschkul's
avuvwrvlsiun until all gasoline in the
carburetor had been consumed and
then a certified gallon of gasoline
In a measure attached to the wind
shield frame was connected to the
The course of the run- was hack
over the Capitol highway and Ter
williger boulevard Into Portland. As
all motorists know there' is a mighty
stiff climb up from near Tigard over
the hilts into Portland, not Ideal by
any means for long gasoline mileage
on a test of this kind. On the down
grades the car was coasted where
possible, hut the hills more than made
up for this.
From Terwilliger boulevard, the
roadster was driven downtown
through traffic to Jefferson street,
thence to Chapman, to Morrison, to
Twenty-second, to Thurman. past the
Forestry building and out the lower
Columbia river highway towara j-iinn-ton.
That suburb was reached and
passed and the engine finally stopped
running near Maple Grove farm be
vond Linnton. The speedometer as of
ficially certified by "W'erschkul reg
istered exactly 26.3 miles for the one
gallon of gasoline.
Essex week also hrought to Mr.
Ttoss a letter, of appreciation from
Chief of Police Jenkins over the serv
ice given by the four Essex cars pur
chased by the police department for
emergency work a few months ago.
Here is an exact copy of the chiefs
Police Chief FralKes Kssex.
PORTLAND, Or.. July 1, 1920. C. I..
Boss Automobile company, city. Oentle
mcn: In r-Kard to the four B.-ii ran
purchased by the city of Portland for the
rtolira bureau. I wish to say that these
car are used on three ah-Uta each da
undr three different drivers.
The total mileage made by the four car
to dte Is -JH.OtKt mil?, gasoline mileage
14 to lrt miles per gallon, running mostly
with cold motors. The oil consumption is
3 milfs per quart. Total repairs on the
four cars to date has been $24. "S.
These cars have been in continuous serv
ice for five months and have performed
better and run cheaper than any car uped
fcv tho police bureau heretofore. Tours
truly, L. V. JENKINS.
Chief of Police.
Here are some of the telegrams
received by Mr. Boss last week telling
of records broken in various parts
of the country by Essex cars in the
course of the week:
"Essex travels 80 miles in 88 min
utes from Buffalo to Rochester, aver
aging 64 Vi miles per hour. Fastest
train time between these cities Is 84
minutes, but route traversed by Es
sex was 11 miles longer than, by rail
road." Wins Sacramento Reliability Ran.
, And another: "Two great records.
Essex averages 60 miles per hour
over Texas hills from San Antonio to
Medina lake. Another Essex runs
414 miles in 10 hours 54 minutes from
Manchester. -N. H., over White moun
tains to Canadian boundary and re
turn, climbing three famous mountain
passes in high. Gasoline average 16.25
miles per gallon."
And this one from the Pacific coast:
'Essex wins reliability run at Sac
ramento, Cal., with highest average
lor gasoline, oil and water. Distance
261 miles over Sierra Nevada moun-
- i in 1 1 hi i mi hi i i 11 I in i ii i i i ii n - ii in i mi ram w ii hi i i u.n i !' ' i "j
, . , t - ;tiJ;; ; ;
STOCK CAR RUSH FROM .Si EAR TIGARD OIV CAPITAL HIGHWAY TO BELOW LI.NNTON OJf IIVCIE OAL
LON OK MOTOR FUEL, j ' .
This run was the participation of the C. L. Boss Automobile company In "Essex week." during which" many
new records were made ify Essex cars all over the country. But gasoline saving rather than gasoline burning is
the popular thing around here in these days of gasoline shortage, and the Essex already holds most of the
road records. This ear. driven by George V. Adams of the C. L. Boss Automobile company, started near Tigard
and. after running through traffic in Portland, did not finish up Its gallon until beyond Linnton, with the speed
ometer registering 26.3 miles. - '
tains. Essex averages 24.25 miles to
gallon, highest gasoline mileage re
gardless of class, size or price. Nine
teen other entries."
And this one from southern Califor
nia: "Los Angeles wires Essex sets
new Rim O' World hill climb record,
climbinr nearly 6000 feet elevation
over difficult mountain road. 8.8 miles
long in remarkable time of 17 min
utes 23 seconds. Wonderful achieve
ment to start off Essex week."
And another: "Essex driven by Paul
Hutchins, Grand Rapids, Mich., dealer,
sets road record from Herald office,
Grand Rapids, to Statler hotel, De
troit, 164.6 miles in 4 hours 11 min
utes over poor roads through city
traffic, beating record that has stood
And yet another one: "From stand
ing start Essex climbs famous
Charleston, W. Va.. hill at 45 miles
per hour. Old record 32 miles per
hour from flying start. At Washing
ton Essex first over Thirty-fifth-street
hill in high and Tilden hill in
high from standing start, over top at
51 miles per hour."
2. That the bearing is carefully
handled and installed.
3. That dust and foreign matter
must be excluded.
4. That only pure mineral oils
and greases free from corrosive sub
stances and grit are to be used.
A bearing with all the four above
points in its favor can scarce help
but give faithful, steady and care
BEARINGS HEED CURE
ROOD HELPS r0 MUCH LX
CARRYIXO BIG LOADS.
Foreign SLattcr Most Be Kept Out
and Plenty of Lubricant
The care of ball bearings la an
all important factor in their sub
sequent service. A ball bearing can
be such a valuable servant that It 13
well to humor it, in one or two re
spects. The long life, tightness, load
carrying capacity, and ease of rota
tion of a ball bearing are all di
rectly dun to the finely and accur
ately ground and highly polished
balls and raceways. If these are once
destroyed, a ball bearing becomes
useless., explains R. H. Cross, local
manager lor the Bearings service
The only lubrication a ball bearing
reai'y needs, then, is such as will
protect these highly polished sur
faces from extraneous, destructive
matter. Grease or oil used in ball
bearings must not contain acids or
alkalis such as are found in animal
or vegetable oils. Pure mineral oils
and greases aione may be used with
To be perfectly safe, it Is best to
enclose ball bearings, wherever dan
ger is liable to occur, so that they
will retain the lubricant and exclude
all foreign matter.
In handling a bearing when mount
ing it on a shaft or in a housing, or
when demounting, never pound it di
rectly with a hard hammer, or un
evenly on one side. In mounting, use
a soft bronze mallet, or insert a
block of wood between bearing and
hammer and .use some sort of
spanner or socket Instrument; in de
mounting use a two-armed puller.
If these few and simple precautions
are carefully observed, a New De
parture ball bearing will give excel
lent service and satisfaction. So
much will suffice in general for the
proper mountings. Of course, there
may be departures from this standard
practice which will prove effective
as special mountings may be adapted
to special conditions. The main
points to be remembered are:
1. Be sure that the initial installa
tion Is proper, viz., approved by the
bearing manufacturer's engineers.
TIRE PRICE MAY DECREASE
At- Any Rate, No Tendency Noted
to Raise Prices.
NEW TORK, July 3. A survey of
many of the smaller tire companies
discloses no tendency on their part
to increase prices again. On the
contrary it would not be surprising
if there were a reduction in the fall.
All of the smaller- tire plants are
operating profitably although' they
are suffering like other manufac
turers from transportation difficul
ties. Long staple cotton for tires
is scarce but they have been able to
obtain supplies sufficient to keep
Both the large and small tire mak
ers are depending more and more on
motor trucks for transportation of
raw materials to the plants and dis
tribution of the finished product.
Most of them are sending their tires
away in trucks, but little attempt is
being made to give deliveries by this
means outside a radius of 150 miles.
POTE LIKES BEARCAT
WATKIXS - LESLIE COMBINA
WISTHER ENLARGING PLANT
Truck Company Prepares to Manu
facture Passenjrer Car.
KENOSHA, Wis., July 3. The Win-
ther Motor Truck company has broken
ground for a large addition to its
present plant and It is anticipated
that the new building will be ready
for occupancy about August 30. The
new building will be used for final
assembly, painting and inspection of
trucks and the Winther six, the new
HEW DEALER FOR DENBY
New Firm Has Selling Agency for
Portland and Six Counties
A new firm to be known as the
Portland Denby company has obtained
the selling agency for Denby trucks
in the territory comprising Portland
and Multnomah county and six other
counties adjacent. This announce
ment was made last week by R, J.
Monroe, manager here for the Denby
Motor Truck company, which dis
tributes Denby trucks in the north
west. The new company Is composed of
W. P. Taw, formerly of Bellingham.
Wash., and P. W. Campbell of Mc
Minnville, Or. They will occupy quar
ters in the new Denby building at
Tenth and Davis streets.
The Portland Denby company will
have part -of the salesroom of the
Denby Motor Truck company in this
building, and will use its shop facili
ties, as well as having access to the
large stock of Denby parts carried
here. This stock will be increased by
another carload of parts en rjute to
OW THAT THE GASOLINE SHORTAGE IS IMPROVING, THE MOTOR CAR OWNER CAN AGAIN
LAY HIS PLANS FOR THE SUNDAY PICNIC OUTING.
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anther f err days of this iiimntrf weather and -rrlth mouth uraaoltne to get home on. theyT! all lie dolns; like
the ovraer of thla Oldamoblle eignt. There are acorea of attractive plcnieklna: apota within eaax range of Port
land like this one, discovered by Arnold Cornea the OUmoblle corny aay of, Oregon,
The skillful hands of our master-tuorhmen, far-famed in the tire world,
build our "D" Type tire. Our Great Chiefs, ever seeking perfection, have
found no better uy. Even the most wonderful of machines must be hand
operated; but the touch and "feel'.' of skilled hands are not in them. Much
labor may be saved, and cost reduced, by the use of building machines, but
perfection, the aim of my people, cannot be found in their work.
Even as the waters of many streams combine to make the mighty river
have we brought together the best -that is known in methods and practice
with- thi finest materials to be had in producing our big, flexible, extra ply,
tough tread "D" Type tire. In it I believe we have the one fabric tire which
stands far above all others in the service it gives on the road. And deeds
0 Motorists, not the promise of them, make the mighty man or tire. The
deeds performed by our"D'Type have inspired many of you to tell us we are
building the best fabric tire on the market. Perhaps this message from you
is caused by our building tires with that purpose in view.
1 SALUTE YOU, 0 MOTORISTS! LITTLE HEAP HAS SPOKEN.
"Little Heap" a a character is symbolic of T
Sprecftel "Savage" Tire Crmpany. "By birth he is a
"Sivagc"; by adoption, a member of The Koum ef
SpTcckels. 4 Wise for his years, educated in modem
tuays and imbued unth the pirtt of the organization
he represent, the little "chief" i an authority on the
construction of "Savage" tires and tubes. It is fit
ting that the terlimt qualities and the sturdincae of
his race arc characteristic, too, of the products with
which he is asociated.
THE FOLLOWING MESSAGES APPEAR IN THIS SEMES
A New Departan s Tire Can
Finest Silnrttii Raw Matariala.
Boenat and P-ranmam Pay ta
Wrapped Tread, Single Cure.
Overiaa and Extra Ply.
Extra Braalcar Coven.
Built to Excel
A Product of the Hoot
tiichway Trip Unites Duo of
Famed Bull Terrier
One of the events of Shrine week
not on the regular programme was
xne trip taken by W. Freeland Ken
ancK. imperial potentate of the
Shrine, over the Columbia River
higrhway as the truest of Frank E.
watktna. . The tour wan marfo tn
Stutz bearcat furnished for Mr. Ken-
drlck s personal use during- Shrtne
week by the Autorest Motor Sales
company. Stutz distributors here, and
driven by Noble Leslie A. French of
the Autorest pa rape, whe gave his
time during the entire week to drlv
ing: the bearcat for the potentate and
ma secretary iotie Herman Rehborn
of Lulu temple, Philadelphia.
Potentate Kendrlck and Mr. Wat-
kins, who Is a member of Al Kader
temple of the Shrine. have been
mends for many years. They used
to show bull terriers against each
other in the east 15 years ago. for In
those days the two of them owned
the best dogs of that breed in the
Mr. Kendrlck waavvastly Impressed
with the beauties of the Columbia
.iver highway. He said he had
never viewed such scenerv nor sunn
wonderful engineering and construc
tion work. He was also mightily
Pleased with the snappy action of the
Stutz bearcat, he told Mr. Watkins.
Most of his touring at home Is done
in a large sedan or touring car.
Mr. Kendrlck has bought a farm
near Philadelphia hiving
his city residence, and is building a
Deauiirui nome tn the country with
a most wonaerrul den to hold souve
nirs that have been nrpsntAii v him
aunng nis 1J years as potentate o
i.uiu wmpie, which has a membership
"l "., ana during his year as Im
perial potentate of all the Shrlners.
When he Is located In h l t,.
he said, he Intends to buy a Stutz
ooarcat 10 run back and forth in from
his office in the city.
" may be of inter tn
to know that Noble Kendrlck will be
xorcea oy xuiu temple again to accept
the office of potentate nrt n,.
ber. He also has been ii-s-e
for governor of Pennsylvania on the
repuDiican ticket at the next .t.i.
lection, and probably will do so.
ATJTO CAMP AT GRESHAM
Resort at Falrirron
Mecca for Many.
GRESHAM. Or.. Julv a ts
-Gresham's city council and lh't
Multnomah countv fair iiir.nn.. i
got together after mnh rti...
and a&reed upon the use of a portion
"l uuuniy lair grounds as a mod
ern automobile camp ground for the
use of tourists and motorists.
very aoiebod ed man in ia. .ti
foregather at the countv fair a..m
Friday evening, armed with airwie
scythe, hoe and rake.
After eating the basket imn
pared by the townswomen they will
proceed to make the fair rrminH. ,-
most attractive camp site on the coast.
councilman A. Hammar. E. H
Kelley and B. L. Walbrad ha
appointed a committee to sunorin.
tend the construction of a mv
and other buildine-e on
grounds. The cook house will be
equipped with gas plates and watel
will be piped to the preirlises.
CAMPIX6 SITE TOO lOPCIR
Len-iston. Motorists Disturb Tour
ists by Night DrlTlng.
LEWTSTOV THnhn T..1.. 1 ,o
- . w o . v o it o -
Cial.) The itv -iiitnnnkll. i - -
grounds are Droving so popular that
-n.j- liuuucii nas oeen compelled
to take artlnn In i.Gt.lf.i!.n 1 . . i
... wub. iLLiirg V 1 15
Itors who drive tlfrough the grounds.
Campers have been disturbed by night
visits of motorists, who find the park
an attractive place for pleasure ride
m in uruvr 10 assure peace and qule4
to occupants of the camp, local drlv
er3 have been requested not to visa
It at night.
With the coming of warm weathe
an increasing number of tourists are
taking advantage of the facilities of
fered by the park.
OUR BEST ASSET IS THE SATISFIED CUSTOMER
SAN DIEGO. CAIIF
TIRES AND TUBES
Portland Tire Co., Cor. 6th and Burnside, Portland, Or. Broadway 2275
SMOOTH TIRE VANISHING
TODAY BIG DEMAXD IS FOR
ANTI-SKI D TYPE.
Product That Grips Road and
Last. Longer Xow la Popu
- lar Demand.
The smooth tread automobile tire
is goipg out of style. It is rapidly
losing caste with the motorist. To
day the big demand is for the anti
skid tread type tire which grips the
road, wears longer and tends to pre
Ninety per cent of all tires sold
by all companies in the country last
year were of the anti-skid type, ac
cording to the Diamond Rubber com
pany, Incorporated. Only 10 per cent
were smooth treads, and the ma
jority of these were sold to auto
mobile manufacturers as original
equipment on front wheels.
Numerous reasons are aavancea ny
MMArl ffti nreferrtne- the anti
skid treads: They wsnt tires which
will give equally good service - on
either front or rear wheels. In bad
weather as well as good, on slippery
roads as well as dry pavements. The
anti-skid tread type is the only tire
which fills these requirements and
consequently it is the type which
tops the market.
Safety First In Essex.
One of the greatest factors of safe
ty in a car Is its balance that is. the
distribution-of weight on the wheels.
If the weight is unequally distributed
there is a dangerous tendency to
"skid" on wet pavements or curves.
In the Essex the weleht has been so
perfectly distributed that If you put
each of the wheels on a scale, one at
a time. It would be found that tie
weight on each was almost exactly
the same. The result is a car which
clings to the turns, handles with the
utmost ease and has the least ten
dency to "skid."
Essex Is Accessible.
An example of the trend In auto
mobile design to simplify the task of
the owner who cares for his Own car
is to be seen In the Essex. Although
so sturdily built as to resist the
roughest usage, every superfluous
part has been 'eliminated. Tn en-
gine Is simply a clean block of metal
only 2ZK Inches In length over all.
Points where adjustments .may be
necessary are so easily reached and
so simple that a woman can make
them. All excess parts which mean
only added complications have been
eliminated. In every detail the Es
sex chassis is a fine example of what
can be accomplished by the automo
It has been advised that France Is
no place for automobiling this sum
mer. Oasoline costs 90 cents a gallon,
lubricating oil abcit J2. and spare
parts cannot be purchased except In
Proper carburetor adjustment and
the personal liberty poachers settled.
alcohol for Its versatility alone would
become a highly popular fuel. Lend
your engine a little of its pep; simply
drop a few raisins In the tank. Motor
Cut Your Tire Bills inHalf!
FORD TIRES, 30x3Vs
At SIO.OO Each.
I.la Price 3XOO Eark.
5000 MILES GUARANTEED.
Tubes $2.75 each. Other size tires
and tubes in proportion. Agents
GOODY RUBBER CO.
240 Clroadway, Si; Y.'
Closing Out Sale
2 and 4-Wheel- M o d e 1 s
750 to 1500 capacity
Camping and Commercial
Write for prices NOW
Our stock will not
last long -
Now Is the Time to
PHONE OR CALL FOR ESTIMATE
Sixth at MadlaOB. '
.. Main llOO.
Templar Shatters World's Record
Cannon Ball Baker Drives Templar Stock Car From New York in
s Flat Time of 26 Hours and 50 Minutes. '
CUTS 6 HOURS AND 10 MINUTES OFF RECORD
Distance 1000 Miles, 510 Miles Run Through Fog, Rain and Muddy
II S?.Pl fA Yt . ?T ii nil Ja ., , , !: VJ.'aw
4 fofei f ' ,
This is the third time within a month that the TEMPLAR has demon
strated the wonderful POWER, ENDURANCE and ability to win by a
wide margin, leaving no doubt in the minds of TEMPLAR owners and
admirers. ' .
TEMPLAR w-ins economy run in California, Los Angeles to Yosemite
Park, 356 miles, 30 miles per gallon, climbing 6000 feet TEMPLAR
wins Rim of the World run, 101 miles, climbing 3000 feet average 32
miles per gallon therefore, if you want POWER, SPEED, ENDUR
ANCE and ECONOMY place your order for a TEMPLAR at once.
Wray Motor Co.
90 North Broadway or Eleventh and Couch Streets
Phone Broadway 3247