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THE SUNDAY OREGOMAX, PORTLASD, JULY 11, 1920
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ON ALASKA-MORTON ROUTE TO MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL (
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'Double Cable Sase c7TiTOS
Ko "Tire Filler," Either, but
It Eats Up Nails.
ITS PRINCIPLE NEW ONE
JlonneT Tube, Just Brought Here,
So Constructed That Rubber
Compression Seals Holes.
How -would you like. Mr. MotoriBt,
to have your car equipped with tubes
that you can drive a. nail through, or
20 nails through, -without puncturing?
A tube that comes with a hard-and-tast.
iron-clad, triple-plated guaran
tee that it will not deflate for the
period of one full year from any punc
tore? A tube. In short, that is war
ranted not to give you any more
bother from punctures than if your
That sounds far-fetched, but all this
That sounds far-fetched, but all this
Is claimed. and enthusiastically
claimed, for the Bonner tube, which
has Just arrived In Portland. Be it
aid that the Bonner tube, moreover,
does not obtain its puncture-proof
?uallties from any kind or degree of
-tire, filler" whatsoever, but solely
from Its construction, which is some
thing new in tire engineering.
Agents Here Well Known.
The agency for this tube has been
Ttained for Portland and Oregon and
noothern Idaho by Meyer Abraham
n.nd W. C. Cooper, for many years
with Mason, Ehrman 4; Co. They have
organized the Columbia Rubber cor
poration to handle it. They have just
opened quarters at 606 Washington
street, adjoining fire station No. 3.
The Bonner tube is of laminated
construction, vulcanized with a piece
of non-elastic fabric on the inside
K.nd a heavy layer of pure rubber over
it on the tread side. Following vul
canization the tube is turned inside
out. the fabric then being: on the out
ride. This makes the outside stretch
ings. When the tube is Inflated the thick
ened rubber tread la held by the
fabric strip, and is so compressed that
if a -nail does pierce it, the compressed
elasticity of the rubber automatically
seals the hole. One nail or 20 nails
ran be driven into it and the com
pressed rubber will press each hole so
tightly shut that the tire remains In
flated at full pressure. In fact, the
(creater the air pressure from the In
filde the greater the compression and
the tighter the holes remain sealed.
Bis Corporations Vmts It.
Rome idea of the place the Bonner
tribe already has achieved in the tire
world may be gained from the fact
that euch large corporations as the
fishell Oil company, the California
Packing corporation. Pacific Gas &
Electric company, Sperry Flour com
pany, Zellerbach Paper company,
CJreat Western Power company and
others have already contracted to use
these tubes as standard equipment on
froth trucks and salesmen's cars.
Some of these companies have taken
Its many aa 800 of these tubes. To
date replacements on the guarantee
have been none. Some of the tubes, It
is claimed, have given three years'
service without deflation.
B. W. Rubin of the Rubin Motor Car
rimpany, which handles the King
eight here, is one Portland man who
uses these tubes and is enthusiastic
about them. Mr. Rubin saw the Bon
ner tube at the New York show last
winter and was so impressed that he
bought a set In San Francisco.
Nail Didn't Stop Rarer.
Mr. Cooper has a letter from 'Hap
AJaina. motorcycle racer, telling how
in a motorcycle race recently he drove
a nail clear through his tire to the
rim. He got off his cycle, pulled out
the nail and went right aneaa, win
ning the race. That tube hasn't de
Mr. Abraham and Mr. Cooper ob
tained the opportunity almost by acci
dent to handle this tube for Oregon
and snapped it up immediately. Since
then their territory has been enlarged
by the addition of southern Idaho.
They have only a partial stock at
present, but several bis orders are
en route to them.
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SHORT TRIP TARES AUTOIST
TO AATIVE ROMANCES.
"399" MAKES LUST SHOW
ayciEvr lord takes ftxal
VHIKIi OX SAUCER.
STlrfrt Car to Make. Mile a Minute
Was Basis of Barney
Here's a typical vtevr alonr (be cut-off road to Mount Rainier national park;.'
-vrhflch aaves many ml tea of travel. Hot ever. It In mountain road and no
route for the amateur driver, thounh aafe eaonsb for ' the experienced
pilot and exceptionally Rood for mountain mad. It leavea the Pacific
tilKlirray at the Mien, "To OnalaKka,' nine miles Booth, of Chehall, and
, joins the main Tapora-ouni Halnler hijehway at Kibe, a run of M.5
miles via the lumbering towns of Onalaska and Morton. Taking; this
" route a week -co, a party In a Chevrolet FB touring car easily- made
the park from Portland in 11 hours. This picture shows the road about
ten miles In from Onalaka.
The famous old Ford "sSS" racing
fear, which was the first car in the
Vorld to travel faster than a' mile
kninute. upon whose performances in
he days of 1902-3-4 were based the
I'urure hopes of Henry Ford and Bar
aiey Oldfield, made its last appearance
upon any race track when on the Los
tAniteles speedway it made its final
Ivhlrl around the bordered saucer.
This car will be sent to Henry
lord where it will undoubtedly be
placed in a conspicuous spot and form
fart of a collection that will depict
Ithe origin of this vast concern.
The car Is the property of William
t-i- Hughsoiv head of the large coast
Wise automobile concern bearing his
kiame, who a few months ago resur
rected it from a junk heap in Los
Angeles. For many years this car
eluded the searching parties of the
two well known men who are en
tleavoring to locate it.
At the conclusion of the semi-an-tual
branch managers' meeting of the
William L. Hughson company the car
was taken to the Los Angeles speed
way for its final bow to the racing
public being guided around the fa
mous race course by Mr. Hughson
ajd his branch managers.
Its performance after these many
rears of absence from the track, was
a surprise to the privileged specta
tors who looked with awe upon the
red demon, its motor belching out
flames gaining momentum that car
ried it beyond the mile-a-minute
This- famous old car Tecently was
n exhibition at the Portland branch
f the William L. Kutrhson Co.
The market at present is flooded
with auxiliary air and moisture
injectinsr devices, some of which are
pood anl som bad. The moisture
injtctins devices will In most cases
prvent the formation of" carbon on
te ejrjlnder walls, but they are not
l'kely to remove carbon already
formfd. although ttis claim -4-made
for them. The air devices are prac
tlaiy ussls unless the owner is
absolutely certain that the air range
mt tia carburetor is insufficient. If
th. adjustment already cn the car
- turetcr Is capable of supplying more
tr an auxiUaxy air deviie is a waste
tJ nMHr '- .
Historical Spots of Northwest. Teem
' With Eore of Early
SEATTLE, Wash.. July 10. From
the bustle and hurry of Seattle to
the native home qf Julia, queen of
the Pilchucks, the last monarch of
the once formidable tribe of Pil
chucks, is one of the interesting au
tomobile trips out of this city.
Historical spots such as this abound
in western Washington and these
scenes, rich in Indian lore and remi
niscent of the days when Ezra Meeker
was in the bloom of youth, are passed
up by the tourist simply because he
doesn't know of their existence.
The motorist travels along the Fa.
cific highway from Seattle to Everett
over paved roads. The traveler is
soon skirting the shores of Silver lake
and entering the environs of Everett.
Then follows the scenic ride from
Everett to Snohomish.
This historical town is one of the
oldest in western Washington. Mrs.
Mary L. Sinclair, daughter of J. N.
Low, who was. a member of the party
making up the band of first white
settlers to set fooi on what is now
Seattle, is one of the residents of
Snohomish. The home of Tilchuck
Julia is a two-mile spin north of Sno
homish at a beautiful spot on the
banks of the Pilchuck river. One who
took the trip describes the meeting
with the famous Indian woman as fol
Less than 50 feet from the highway.
complacently sitting on the steps of
tumble-down cabin, was a bent old
woman, short of stature and wrinkled
of countenance. It was - Julia, the
only living member of her tribe, the
remnant of the once mighty race of
Pilchucks. For years Julia in her
crumbling home has watched the
while man's auto whis by on the rib
bon pavement that flanks the banks
of the Pilchuck river. Few of the
motorists that passed the Pilchuck
cabin knew of its significance or re
alized that within it was Julia, the
last of her tribe. ,
Klahiam: beamed Julia, arising
to greet the party. In the last 1
years Julia has lived with her grand
children in the Pilchuck cabin, and
frequently during that time she has
come into prominence as a weather
prognosticator. Like most Indians
Julia does not know her accurate age
but it is estimated at about 80 years.
Although bent with age. she is very
energetic, cultivates her garden
fishes in the FUchucK river and reg
ularly walks to Snohomish, a distance
of nearly two miles.
"She displayed considerable interest
when invited to sit In the driver's seat
and clasp the. steering wheel. .'Heap
good grease buggy,' commented Julia,
PCZZLrX THE AUTO THIEF
Here's a Device That Keeps Them
A good device for puzzling the auto
mobile thief was made as follows:
Remove the regular terminal from
the end of the ignition wire and an
extra one was procured. One of these
was clamped arcund a piece of brass
tubing and the other around a similar
piece of tubing of hard rubber. The
inside of each tubo was threaded with
small tap. The end of the wirs
was placed inside a yet smaller piece
of brass tubing and a little solder
was poured in to make a good con
This piece of brass tubing was very
slightly larger than the holes in the
hard rubber and brass tubes inside
the two terminals, and was threaded
on the outside so as to screw into the
holes in the two terminals. "In ordi
nary use the terminal with the brass
lining is screwed en to the end of the
wire and used in the regular manner.
When the car is to be locked, how
ever, the hood is raised, the brass-
lined terminal Is removed and a rubber-lined
one is screwed into its place.
The hard rubber is an insulator and
the ignition system will not function,
and friend thief will puzzle for a
long, long time before he dopes out
what is the trouble.
CYCLIST OX A LOXG TOUR
Harley-Davldsoa and Side Car Is
Piloted Across Continent.
A tour across the United States over
tne longest direct route possible is
being made ly two southern motor
cyclists, D. E. McDonald and E. R.
Plummer, who are attempting to cover
the 3500-mile distance from Miami,
Fla.. to Seattle, Wash., on a summer
vacation trip. A Harley-Da vidson ma
chine with sidecar has carried them
as far west as Minneapolis, where
they have set out for the Pacific coast
via the Yellowstone trail. En route
the two travelers visited the Goodyear
Tire & Rubber company plant at Ak
ron, O., where they watched the actual
production of the type of Goodyear
tires with which they are making
their long 'jaunt.
To Grade McKenzie Road.
EUGENE. Or., July 10. (Special.)
The road between McKenzie bridge
and Foley Springs will be graded
this summer, according to Smith L.
Taylor, forest ranger in charge of the
Paradise ranger station at the bridge.
He says that traffic to the springs
resorts will not be stopped during
the progress of the work as easy
detours through the timber can be
NEW $20,000,000 PLANT OF GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY
AT LOS ANGELES BEGINS OPERATIONS.
- i Si
Ptdmvl Block Km-Skii
Tire Slips Are Fatal
SLIPPING tires permit rims to
cheat you out of many miles of
good road service.
' Yet this is unnecessary, for the
Federal Double -Cable -Base holds
tire securely set on the rim and
gives you back the miles it saves for
use on the road.
They also prevent blow outs just
above the rim, side-wall chafing,
tube pinching, etc.
The Federal Rubber Company
Factorlea, Cudahy, Wisconsin
DEALERS Write for nrlnnlTf proposition
not represented In your town.
If we are
WEAVER TIRE COMPANY
Oregon Vulcanizing: Co.
33S Bl'RNSIIJE AT BROADWAY.
Telephone Broadway 37l.
turning an exhibition mile in 64 sec
onds a speed of 67 miles an hour
which racing men consider very cred
itable for a dirt track. Lewis depend
ed on Oooyear cord tires for victory,
STANDARD OIL HAS HUGE MO- GUARD .. 1 LS FOR WHEELS
s-WCrnOTpoC?ar" 0tr. A y.-.'Xt.
Taking All, Al, (Irat complete tlrr turned out at new California Goodyear
Plant, trom tne moid on Jii-d
Great Market Open to American
Trucks Revealed by Check
of Export Shipments.
One Mack truck fleet now numbers
over 1000 machines of models from a
ton and a half to seven and a half
tons. The Standard Oil company,to
be exact, operated 1022 Mack trucks
on June 1. In May 25 additional
Macks were sold to the Standard Oil
and the fleet was thus raised in
numbers above the thousand mark.
In the same month the Kroger
Grocery company of Cincinnati bought
11 additional Macks, increasing . its
fleet .to 58. and the Ward Baking
company of New York City added
nine Macks to its fleet, bringing the
total up to 153.
The great market open to American
trucks is again revealed by the Mack
export business during May, the
latest month for which the figures
Three Macks were shipped to Aden.
Africa, and six were dispatched to
Batavia. the capital of Lutch Java.
It took 14 Macks to meet the month's
requirements of Bombay. India, while
Calcutta, in the same British posses
sion, bought two.
The Spanish speaking nations were
among the purcnasers, ana tnree
Macks were sent to Pernambuco,
Brazil; two to Valencia, Spain; 13 to
Havana, Cuba, and' one to Callao,
Honolulu bought one Mack, four
were Bent to Ivilindinl, Africa, and
Medan. Java, took a banner shipment
of 16 ton-and-a-half machines. Shang
hai, China, showed a preference for
heavy duty Macks and purchased four
7Vi-ton models and one two-tonner.
The export business of the Mack is
reported to be steadily increasing.
FAST TIME OX DIRT TRACK
Joe Lewis Drives Packard Racer
at 6 7 Miles Per Hour.
In recent automobile races at Han
ford. Cal.. Joe Lewis, driving a Pack
ard car, won all three events of the
special holiday programme. He first
defeated a field of ten cars in
exciting 15-mile race on the one-mile
dirt track in the fast time of 17 min
utes, &0 seconds, and repeated in the
next event, which was confined to
Kings county cars. In the last event
he set up a new mark for the track,
Good Idea Tor Man AVho Bangs Up
Fenders in Garage.
Very often you can tell the fellow
who keeps his car in his own private
garage by the condition of the fend
ers of his automobile, says the Motor
Life. They are bent down somewhat,
or dented and otherwise disfigured,
because, in driving in or backing out
of his-garage, he has a habit of mis
judging the distance between the
fender and the door jamb. And be
fore he can stop moving, the fender
has been made to suffer.
Where the doorway in none too
wide a natural condition with the
city man's garage, since he usually
cannot make it any larger than nec
essary to barely squeeze the car in
It 's a good idea to install guard rails
in the corners of the door opening, or
little concrete or wooden guidinc
blocks. If a piece of husky piping is
attached into each corner, it will
serve if the car is run too close to the
doorway. This will either have the
effect of pushing the car over away
irom the s'de of the door or it will
offer enough obstruction to the for
ward movement of the car.to warn the
driver in time to change the car's
position. Obviously, these diagonal
pipes would only be of advantage
when entering the garage, being of no
Service when backing out.
The concrete or wooden blocks,
however, are intended as backing-out
protection. serving to guide the
Closing Out Sale
2 and 4-Wheel Models
750 to 1500 capacity
Camping and Commercial
: - Write for prices NOW
Our stock will not
HALF PRICE 50 CENTS ON THE DOLLAR
Unlimited Mileage Guarantee
SPECIAL WEEK JULY 6-lQ
We have purchased SIX CARLOADS (6492 tiresV 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 17V4-ounce long-fibre cotton fabric, with pure gum
friction and a tough white oxide of zinc tread of effective
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 PRICESAVING
28x3 $19.50 $ 9.75 $ 9.75
30x3 21.25 10.63 10.62
30x3i2 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.
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Autoparts Supply Company
80-82 Sixth Street
Phone Broadway 5308
wheels in the path they should follow
in order to clear the doorway suffi
ciently. 'They are of no special ad
vantage when entering the garage,
being opposite in their function to
the diagonal pipe fenders mentioned
XEff CAR SEEDS MCCH OIL
Owner Iay Have to Grind Valves
Ortcn at First.
Because most motor car manufac
turers advise using- a generous
amount of oil in the new engine for
the first 500 miles or until the new
power plant has a chance to set
well "run in," the chances are that
the owner will need to grind the
valves of his new engine oftener
than he will after the engine gets
down t a a steady operating basis.
Don't think that berause the, valves
pet pretty dirty at first ar.d require
attention that the motor is goins to
always be so fussy. (Jive it a chance
to get accustomed to it life work
before criticising it. Everybody
knows that a car which has been
run about 1500 miles is a better car
than one which i brand new and
has never been off the salesroom
Rear axle noises may
about by any one of the following
causes: Worn or broken gears; worn
differential or pinion bearings;
warped gears; maladjustment of the
differential unit or pinion; inac
curately cut gear teeth; misalignment
of the differential unit and pinion;
lack of lubrication; dirt or other for
eign matter on the gear teeth; sprung
ax.le housinqr. MoToU.
Pon't bump the traffic con.
You recognize Garf ords by their
appearance, but you value them for
their ability to give the Low Cost
Sellwood Drayage & Storage Co.
have Bought Another Carford
. Garford Oregon Motor Sale
NORTH EIGHTH AND DAVIS
Wm. Cornfoot, President T. M. Genatara-an,
E. N. Wheeler, Vlee-Prea. and Oe. Mgrr.
Secretary-Trea.urer J. A. Haley, Sales M(r.
Have proven their
Eight Years of
Used in U. S. Mail
Electric lights, windshields,
bumpers, impulse starter,
spotlight, power tire pump..
1, 1 Yz -ton chassis, solid tires.
1, l-ton chassis, cord tires.
1 ' 2 , 2-ton chassis, cord tires.
McCraken Motor Co.
475 Morrison St. Broadway 93
"We Carry the Parts"