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niE SUNDAY OEEOOXIAX, PORTLAND, JULY 11, 1920
PAVERS HURRY WORK
Open to Brunk Corners.
DAYTON JOB COMPLETED
WHY MOTORISTS CURSE ROAD CONDITIONS BETWEEN PORTLAND AND TACOMA.
And Glory of Glories, Koad From
3IcMiiuiviIto to Sheridan Is
lioon to lie Jr'iuHlied.
S.U.TCMV Or., July 10. (Speciy I.)
Tlie road from Sulnm to Rickreall and
Jall;s, which h'as been closed for
months. h:s heon pavt'd for five miles
to I.runk Corners, and will be opened
to travel immcdiut rly. This will make
H putisiblt- to go from Salem to lnde
lii'iidence and Albany without de
tours, and will be a boon to tourists,
as th.i road from Albany to Salem on
tln east .ide of the river is not good.
Tho pavins plant at Kola will be
rr.oved to Kickrrall immediately and
will lay the section from Krunk Cor
ners to Dallas. Jt is planned to com
plete the road before fall rains be
fcin. I'avinjr from Independence to Rick
reall via Monmouth is two-thirds
ione. Jt is completed from Inde
pendence to Monmouth and thence
rorlh for three miles, leaving: but two
and a half miles to finish. It is
planned to complete this section by
August 10. This is part of the west
Snlem-TlrooliM ;ap Cloninc.
Kroin Salem north to J'.rooks half
the four-mile section has been paved.
iind the remaindi-r will be completed
by August 1. thus opening the Pa
lilic hifrhway from Salem to Portland
except the section between Canby and
More than half of the pavement be
tween Albany and Jefferson has been
JIcMIXXVlLbE, Or., July in. (Spe
cial. ) 1 1 iKh way work in the vicinity
of McMinnvillo is making rapid prog
ress. The first five miles of new
liitulithic pavement from McMinnville
Miuthwcst to Sheridan has been com
pleted, and is a welcome addition to
the state highway system.
.V four-mile section will be started
Immediately. This will connect the
recently completed section with the
concrete pavement laid between Sher
idan and Ilellcvue several years ago.
"Within a few weeks the entire 15
miles between this city and Sheri
dan will be open to travel. This is
tin tbe main highway to Tillamook,
llnnr lcnrly Is C'arHon.
To the north, concrete has been
laid to the North YamhiH river and is
open to traffic; and plans are being
drawn for a new bridge. Fieyond the
river the pavement is nearly com
plettd to Carlton, but will have to
be closed for a month to set. Just as
soon as possible the machinery will
be moved to the section between Carl
ton, and Yamhill, which is the end of
Paving ;Cu the city of Amity has
been coiiSjvled, and also for a short
distance ioirth, and the grade from
Amity t(iVtolmoB Hap, a distnnce'of
about einht miles, is ready for hard
surface.. The pavintr plant is oper
at n"!n M7C"oy, and has about a mile
ofTfuving laid. This is a black top
pavetneut and will soon be open to
t : .
rYTOtf.-nr., July 10. (Special.)
A ijt bchlS vHosed for several months,
the Dayton cutoff on the west side
hithway ha-s been opened -to travel,
and tho - four mites of smooth con
crete, pavement is in marked ' con
trast to the old 'washboard" mac
adam that tried the patience of trav
elers in t lie past.
p-n Houtr to Snlem.
The nfcw-ii"avemcnt furnislies.'a, stitirt
cut foi11'. "travel bet-ween Portland
to the north and McMinnville, Sheri
dan, Amity and Dallas, and also for
travel up the west side of the Wil
lamette river to Salem. The pave
ment was laid by Yamhill county.
MOXROK. Or., July 10. (Special.)
Hard surfacing of the West Side high
way from Monroe, north has been
started and about a mile has been
completed. The work-will he finished
, - M; vt"; v ' ' i ' r ' ,
SEASIDE WHS CROWDED
SQ MANY THERE PEOPLE HAD
TO SLEEP OX BEACH.
v it' "
fiEW ERA BRIDGE IS DOWN
EAST SIDE PACIFIC HIGHWAY
CLOSED TO TRAVEL.
Motorists Warned of 9-Mile Rough
Road Detour to Go Only One
PORTLAND, July 10. (To the Au
tomobile Kditor.) Dear Sir: lou will
confer a fcrcat favor upon the people
of this city who expect to motor to
Salem by giving: warning that they
should by no means eo the east side
Pacific highway by Oregon City and
The bridge at New Era had Just
been torn down and all vehicles are
compelled to make a detour up and
down over the hills, in many places
over bad roads, to get back to the
highway at the top of the hill above
That is. you are forced to drive
about nine miles over very rough
roads to make less than one-quarter
mile in distance!
Tiie road from Salem to Portland
through Woodburn, West Woodburn
and St. Paul to Newberg is very fair
for macadam road, though somewhat
dusty. I have already met a number
of people who are planning to go to
Salem over the holida-ys and I would
like to have you give this as much
publicity as consistent.
H. W. GODDARD.
l'OHTHM) NORTH WEST DEPOT
WILLAMETTE ROAD IS BETTER
Lane County Court Smoothes Out
Oakridsc Rough Places.
EUGENE, Or.. July 10. (Special.)
Motoring to Oakridge and the other
upper Willamette river hunting and
fishing resorts will now be a pleasure.
Instead of a nightmare, as has been
the case since the Wilamette highway
between Lowell and OakridKe became
open to travel this spring. The
county court now has smoothed out
this portion of the highway and
motorists who have driven over it in
the past few days report that excel
lent time can be made. This will be
'good.newT to sportsmen all over the
state, as the upper Willamette coun
try is a favorite recreation place.
WUITTIER DRIVE IMPROVED
Work Progresses on Surfacing of
EUGENE. Or.. July 10. (Special.)
Macadamizing W h i t t e n drive,
tliTo'ugh the' College crest hills south
of J0Ugen. a part of the new Eugene-
I.orane highway, has begun and will
be completed by fall. This picturesque
road winds in and out among the
hills overlooking the city. Construc
tion work on the cutoff to eliminate
Conrad hill, further on toward Lorane
on this highway, also has started.
When the highway is completed there
will be no grades greater than five
liraiich Here Gains Greatly
Juiisdiclion After lleng Ojicn
Six-Week Perod Only.
The important announcement that,
effective immediately, Po'rtlaiul will
"hecome distributing and warehouse
headquarters of the Scripps-Booth
company of California for the entire
3'aiitic northwest territory, including
;ill of Oregon, Washington and Idaho,
was made last week by L. A. Ilannan,
who, in line with the change, is pro
moted from branch manager here to
manager for the northwest territory.
This increase in the jurisdiction of
the local branch resulted from a visit
here by II. T. McKnight, manager of
the Scripps-I'ooth company of Cali
fi'mia, and A. L. Warmington. secretary-treasurer
of the company. The
Portland branch has been here only
f-ix weeks, hut Mr. McKnight took the
view that results in that time justi
lied the expansion.
With warehouse headquarters here
for three slates, the stock of Scripps
iiootli parts carried in Portland will
lie increased at once, Mr. Ilannan said,
to 5;i5,000 or $41,000. He also has
wired an order for 40 carloads of
lien pps- Booth automobiles.
captain John II. Eahy is covering
Oregon for the company as territory
man and Mr. Ilannan will select a
territory man in the next few days for
Washington. Employes at the Poit-i
land branch have been inci eased from
there six weeks ago to 14 in shop,
sales and service department. W. E.
'Worth has been made retail sales
manager in Portland.
Seventy-seven per cent of all the
motor cars In use in ' the United
States cost less than $1000 each.
.New Structure Rises In Eugene Op
posite Hotel Osbtirn.
EUG!&i? Or., July J0.-!-(SpeclaI.
One of the three new garages built
In Euiyene- this spring and summer
has j u sib ee n completed, bi Ferris M.
Hathaway, of the Pacific Auto com
pany. ..Mr. Hathaway last winter took
a lonsrcifrrse on the lot -opposite the
Hotel oVburn and early in the spring
began erection of1 a garage. The new
building is of hollow tile and rein
forced concrete construction. It takes
the place of an old barn that had
been an eyesore for many years.
30x3 Non-skid $11.&5
30x3& Non-skid $14.95
32x3 Non-skid $16.93
31x4 Non-skid $19.85
32x4 Non-skid $24.25
33x4 Non-skid $24.85
34x4 Non-skid ....... $25.45
36x4 Non-skid $33.50
35x4' Non-skid ".$33.00
36x4 Vz Non-skid $33.50
37x4 Non-skid $39.50
37x5 Non-skid $41.00
Special Prices on
Malcom Tire Go.
Broadway and Everett
Large Buyers Small Profits
Restaurants Ran Out of Food and
Hungry Folks Had to Go to '
Astoria for Meals.
So many motorists went to Astoria
and Seaside for the July 4 and 5 holi
days last week that hundreds if not
thousands of persons were unable to
obtain accommodations at the beach
resort, even the restaurants having
to shut down because the rush had
cleaned them out.
Never saw anything like it," said
Bill Byrnes, sales manager for the
Twin States Motor Car company, who
drove to Seaside and return in a
Chandler dispatch car. "It's no ex
aggeration to say 10.000 automobiles
went to Seaside and Astoria. There
wasn't room in Seaside for the cars
alone, to say nothing of the people.
and to make it worse, gasoline sup
plies were quickly used up. On the
return it was possible only to get a
few gallons, taking your chaance of
being able to pick up a few more
drops somewhere along the road.
"1 reached Seasid at 10:30 o'clock
Saturday night. I sat up till 1:30
and even at that hour machines were
still coming into town like a parade.
Sunday they began arriving from Til
lamook. In a few hours all the res
taurants In Seaside ran out of food.
Motor busses were taking loads of
people up to Astoria Just to get a
'The highway w-as in fair condition
going down, though that Scappoose
Deer Island stretch is an execration
and a crime. Between Clatskanie and
Astoria the going was fair, though
the road had been torn up consider
ably preliminary to paving.
'But on the return all this stretch
was in miserable condition, due to the
great number of ca rs that had used
These picture of a couple of nice. Inviting Hcenen on the detour road on
the went lde of the CovtlltK river, over which Pacific hielnvay travelers
In WaNhinKton are routed durioe new construction work between Kelso
Castle Rock and the C'owllts-Icw Is county line to the north, were taken
only a week bro on n trip to the Tnromn races In a Chevrolet KB tour
Ins car. rt even then, after a couple of weeks of c,ood weather, there
was still a mud hole left, as the upper picture shows. This particular
mudhole is at milraee 77.1 from 1'ortlund, between Castle Hock and
Yader, on the west side detour. The lower pliolo shows plank construction.
up a hill on the detour between Kelso and Castle Rock. This west side
detour Is passable now, though very rnuich and rutty for four or five
miles. The pictures make It clear why ft was so had during; Shrine week
that ears had to he towed to itet through. Keep off it in even moder
ately wet weather. f
ZONE QUARTERS ARE HERE
PORTLAND GETS IMPORTANT
New Northwest Zone in Line Willi
Plan for Ruildiug Large
A new Chevrolet distributing zone,
which includes Oregon, Washington,
most of Idaho and western Montana,
has just beenformefl and Portland
will be its headquarters. This an
nouncement was made here last week
by Clifford M. Steeves, assistant sales
manager for the Chevrolet Motor
company of California, who was in
Portland for a brief period.
The new zone will be known as zone
20, Mr. Steeves said, and will bring
Portland many advantages. Among
others the fact that from $10,000,000
to $15,000,000 will be cleared through
Portland banks that previously has
gone to California or the east. I'p to
now Portland has been in the Cali
In charge of the new northwest
zone the Chevrolet Motor company
has sent M. D. Douglas to Portland
as sales manager. Mr. Douglas for
merly was assistant sales manager of
the Chicago zone and prior to that
was retail store manager at Milwau
kee. He has been with the company
lor the past six years. Charles L,
Dunham, who has been manager of
the Portland branch, under the new
zone arrangement will be assistant
eales manager to Mr. Douglas.
"One main purpose of the Chevrolet
company in establishing this new
zone, with headquarters in Portland,"
said Mr. Steeves, "is the .desire to
bring service and have general offices
closer to point of delivery. This new
zone will mean that a very large-stock
of all Chevrolet parts will be carried
here so many in fact that it would
be posssible to assemble completely
perhaps 100 Chevrolet cars from this
supply of parts alone.
"Establisnment of this zone head
quarters here is right in line with our
previous announcement that Portland
will be Pacific northwest headquar
trs for the Chevrolet. Our plans to
erect a large building here with 60
000 square feet of floor space are In
abeyance only pending success of our
efforts to obtain site and proper build
ing arrangements. This is all that Is
holding up immediate work on the
AVhen the owner removes a park
plupr and finds the porcelain insulator
broken, the portion which has fallen
off may have mudo its way down be
tween the piston and the cylinder,
where it will cause scoring of the
metal. This possibility should be
taken into consideration, thotiirh more
often the broken pieces will blow out
with th3 exhai-st.
It. The road was cut up and dusty. I
don't want to make another trip like
that one coming home. Monday night,
crawling along in the dust with so
many cars on the road? it was like a
J. E. Maxson, salesman for the Olds
mobile Company of Oregon, was an
other who found conditions not only
crowded, but jammed and packed in
Seaside over July 4 and 5.
"There were anywhere from 20.000
to 40,000 visitors in Seaside " he said.
"It seemed as if the whore city of
Portland had motored down there. It
was worse crowded than Portland
during Shriners' week hy far.
"Hundreds were unable to get rooms
at all and had to sleep on the beach.
Others by the hundred and thousand
parked their cars aldng the road and
tried to sleep iu the seats. Cars were
parked all the way from north of
(iearhart to a couple of miles up the
Xecanicum past Seaside. They were
parked there because the streets of
Seaside wouldn't hold them.
"Seaside people formed a housing
committee and got rooms for people
In private homees at $1.50 per night,
but there weren't nearly enough
rooms to go around. People who were
lucky enough to get hotel accommo
dations were stung all the way up to
$20 a room for them.
"Road conditions were fair, though
rather rough between Clatskanie and
Astoria, not forgetting, of course, the
Scappoose-Deer Island section. My
Oldsmobile eight, with six persons
aboard and 500 pounds of baggage,
made 18 miles to the gallon of gaso
line and 553 miles to a quart of oil."
Applying Chains in the Mud.
To do this trick one must have two
cress pieces from an old chain and a
bit of rubber tubin'i? or hose, a little
sf.orter than the cross chains, to pro
tect the wheel spokes from injury.
To apply the chains lay these latter
over the wheel and fasten the ends to
the rubber covered cross chains which
have been passed between the spokes.
Apply the power to the wheels and
the chains will be wound around the
tire as is desired.
Don't bump the traffic cop.
Quality Go esCJear Through
of your car with safety to lives and
property is not confined to the throttle
and steering wheel. . Your brakes are
most often the final resort.
To be properly efficient, brakes must
be correctly lined. Insist that 'the brakes
on which you rely for safety and service
are lined with genuine
Identify it by The Silver Edge
The Raybestos Company
To its past list of triumphs must
now be added another dramatic
demonstration of Dort efficiency and
In what is termed the most strenuous
road test ever staged in California,
Dort cars won first and second
places in its class against a field of
twenty-one representative cars.
' This reliability and economy run
from Sacramento to Lake Tahoe was
held June 25 and covered a course
of 260 miles over-the high Sierra
The gruelling gradient ran from 60
feet above sea level at the start to a
top altitude of 8000 feet.
The winning Dort averaged 20
miles to the gallon of gas and the
Dort finishing second averaged 18
miles to the gallon.
The first Dort made a perfect score.
The second Dort scored 997 points
out of a possible 1000.
Save at official controls neither Dort
stopped its wheels or engine.
Here in this public test is convincing
confirmation cf what we have often
said about Dort reliability and
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Wire Wheels and spare tires extra
Northwest Auto Co.
"The Line Complete."
ALDER AT EIGHTEENTH
Features You Gel
The Flexible Pressed Steel Frame
A motor truck frame is a bridge be
tween the two axles. In MACK trucks
the frame is flexible, as flexible struc
tures withstand vibration with less ill
effect than do rigid ones. A flexible
frame will give to unusual stress and
recover where a rigid one would buckle
or break. The flexible frame accom
modates itself to road shock and thus
protects the whole truck.
Inherent flexibility in a frame is only
possible when flexible materials are
Pressed Steel in Mack Frames
Truck frames are either of rolled or pressed
steel. To roll a frame the steel is subjected
to a, crushing process which is damaging to
the steel fibers. When the steel is pressed,
however, the fibrous structure of the steel is
left undisturbed. There is another added ad
vantage that is important: Pressed steel is
the lightest form in which steel may be
shaped for a beam of given strength.
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