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THE SUNDAY OREGONIAN. PORTLAND, JUNE 25, 1922
BOOTH HILL, LONG BARRIER BETWEEN UPPER AND LOWER HOOD RIVER VALLEYS, TO BE
' ' CONQUERED BY. NEW, LOQP ROAD. ,
10 BE INCREASED
COMMITTEE OP COAST STATE
OFFICIALS HAS SESSION.
Bureau of Mines Proposes
Plan to Refineries.
HUGE SAVING EXPECTED
More Complete Condensation of
.Still Vapors Is Outlined
WASHINGTON", D. C, June 24.
Possibility of increasing the output
of gasoline by 120.000,000 gallons
through more complete condensa
tion of still vapors at the petroleum
refineries, was suggested today by
the bureau of mines after an inves
tigation by D. B. Dow, the bureau's
Mr. Dow estimated that 50.000,000
gallons were recovered from un
condensed still vapors at refineries
"Application of the system to all
refineries would give a possible
gasline recovery by this method of
170,000.000 gallons yearly," the bu
reau said In a statement.
Results Are Expected.
"The calculations of the bureau
of mines are based on results ob
tained in refineries whose general
methods are more efficient than
those employed in the hundreds of
smaller skimming plants that have
no recovery system. ' It is assumed
that in the less efficient skimming
plants, located in sections where
the supply of cold water, so essen
tial for condenser use, is scarce
greater recoveries could ibe made
than in the large refineries studied
"This should be especially true of
Oklahoma, north Texas, and Louis
lana skimming plants, where sum
mer temperatures are high and
where cold water is scarce. A sur
vey of these plants, it is believed,
would show that their losses in no-
condensed still vapors would be
much higher than in the plants
where the studies of the bureau of
mines were conducted.
Loss Held Enormous.
"The magnitude of the .lags from
non - condensation of these vapors
has been realized only by few re
finers, judging from the number of
plants that have recovery systems.
The 13 refineries etudied by the Bu
reau of mines are obtaining 128,651
gallons of gasoline daily from un
condensed still vapors. These plants
are situated in the various refining
centers, other than the Pacific
coast, and are running crude repre
sentative of all the producing fields
east of the Rocky mountains, in
addition, several are running Mexi
can crude. Information from Cali
fornia refineries indicates that on
account of the smaller gasoline con
tent of the California crude, there
are no recovery plants of impor
tance in that state.
"The average recovery of gaso
line at the ref ineriea investigated by
the bureau of mines amounted to
four-tenths gallon per barrel of
crude oil charged.
Preventive Measures Important.
"Unless preventive measures are
adopted, losses of gasoline from
failure to condense still vapors will
increase in the future, because
crudes are being handled in the
field with more and more care to
avoid .evaporation and will, there
fore, contain much lighter and more
volatile fractions than at present.
"Condensation of the vapors
formed by heating crude oil is ef
fected in the refinery by ' leading
vapors through coils of pipe sub
merged in water. On coiling, most
of the vapor becomes liquified, but
a certain amount of vapor, due to
insufficient time for proper cooling
, or the fact that its condensing point
is lower than the temperature of the
water, will remain uncondensed.
Also certain other fractions will not
be condensed, for the reason that
their liquification points are affect
ed by the presence of other hydro
carbons. A small part of this un
condensed vapor is dissolved in the
liquid that has condensed.
"Condensation of the vapors com
Ing from the still into liquid is ac
complished either by- passing them
through pipes or shells have large
surfaces exposed to the air or
through coils submerged in water.
Temperature Big Factor.
"Atmospheric temperature is an
Important factor in the production
of gasoline from uncondensed refin
ery vapors. It is found that during
winter months, due to more com
plete condensation of the vapors,
the production of the 'gas' plant will
fall off to some extent. An unusual
example of this is a certain skim
ming plant which produces about
6000 gallons cf compression gasoline
daily through the summer months,
but drops to as low as 00 gallons
per any in the winter. Ordinarily
the difference is far less, but there
is always a tendency for production
to drop in cooler weather.
"The cost of installing recovery
plants win necessarily vary, depend
ing on local conditions such as the
distances between different stills
which are sources of gas, the na
ture of gas, especially in regard to
suipnur content, and the plant ef
ficiency. However, a cost of ap
proximately 115 per gallon of easo
line (daily capacity) should be suf
ficient. The operating cost of the
gas plant is relatively low."
NORTH BANK ROAD WORK
(Contlnui-a From First Page.)
Gillis stated, is the construction of
a new grade eastward from the
Underwood bridge to Lyle. Present
plans provide for the letting of this
contract this fall. As at present
planned, this new route will follow
the river bank practically all the
way, most of the distance keeping
in close proximity to the Spokane,
Portland & Seattle railway line.
This will mean that the road will
riot pass through tHe town of White
Salmon at all, but will go through
White Salmon station instead.
Motorists for White Salmon will
branch off the Toad at the latter
point and climb the hilL This new
location will do away with the stiff
grade up to the top of the plateau
upon which White Salmon is located.
The entire new location from Under
wood to Lyle will be 16 miles
shorter than the present road.
North Bank Run Worth While.
The run up the North Bank road
at the present time will be found
well worth while, despite the fact
that the road is blocked at Cooks,
and the motorist will find excellent
road all the way. The ideal way
will be to make the run from Port
land to Vancouver and thence to
Stevenson, ferry from there to Cas
cade Locks and return to Portland
' over the Columbia River highway.
This Is an easy one-day trip with
ample time to enjoy picnic luncheon
-on the way. The Stevenson ferry
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Views on new "Valler trunk' op Hood River Taller, which will form Hood
loop road, howlns; grading- work already under war In the vicinity of Booth Bill, where a new and easy
grade is to be established.' This hill, in the past, surmounted only by steep and rough roads, has served
as a barrier between the two valleys, particularly in the winter months, when the roads were nearly
impassable. The ear in the photos is one of the new Jewett six models.
operates continuously, except that
It stops for the night when dark
ness descends, which is soon after
7:30 o'clock. Motorists should re
member this in making the trip so
as to get over to the "Oregon side
before that time.
In making the run the motorist
should not consider that he has ar
rived at the eastern end of the trip
when Stevenson is reached, however,
but should by all means continue
to Cooks and then return to Stev
enson over the same road. This
stretch from Stevenson to Cooks is
the most sightly of the entire North
Bank highway and the motorist who
fails to cover it will be missing the
real heart of the journey. The two
towns are 14 miles apart, so that
the entire run will add but 28 mies,
and all over roads which are in
splendid shape, nearly as good as
Wind Mountain Is Feature.
The feature of the drive east of
Stevenson is Wind mountain, one of
the most unusual formations on .the
entire highway. The mountain, a
great cone-shaped pile of rock,
stands out from the surrounding
country as an isolated peak, prac
tically the only completely isolated
peak in the Columbia gorge. The
mountain is located at a turn in the
river, and. aa may be judged from
its name, receives the full sweep of
the wind from down the gorge.
Wind river, flowing into the Colum
bia at Wind mountain, manes
beautiful complement to the peak.
Some remarkable engineering work
has been done in building the road
in this Bection, which skirts around
the river side of the mountain, at
fording a view of the ragged peak
to the north and a whole panorama
nf views of the river to tne east,
south and west 'When the Cooks
work is comoleted it will be pos
sible to make a delightful loop trip
from Portland up the north . DanK
to White Salmon, ferry from there
to Hood River ana return to t-on-
land over the Columbia River high
way. Until that time, nowever,
run as far eastward as Cooks, thence
returning to Stevenson ana terry
ing from there to Cascade Locks and
the Columbia River highway, will
make a splendid substitute and -will
provide a one-day trip that is well
A, simple but frequently forgotten
precaution in regard to filling the
gasoline tank is that the mouth of
the gasoline can should be carefully
wiped off before filling to remove
any dust or dirt that may have
lodged there. Otherwise, in the ab
sence of a strainer, the gasoline will
carry the accumulated dust into the
tank and later there will be trouble
with clogged pipes or carburetor.
SEATTLE-TACOMA ROUTE TO
PARK NEVER BETTER.
Highway From Longmire to Big
Nisqually Glacier Undergoes
TACOMA, Wash., June 24. High
way conditions from Seattle ana
Tacoma to the Rainier national
park were never so good as now.
The road is paved to Nisqually
canyon 12 miles more paving than
last year and no detours. Park
visitors this year will find great
satisfaction in road conditions, both
Inside and outside the park.
The road from Longmire to Nis
qually glacier has undergone con
siderable improvement, and much
widening and leveling has taken
place above the glacier. In the near
future two-way travel will be of
fered as far as Narada falls. '
A survey between Narada falls
and Paradise inn for a two-way
road has been completed, appropria
tions by congress for the work
have been made and the project
will be carried forward in the near
future. So it is a matter of but a
short time before two-way travel
may be had all the way to Paradise
National ' Park inn, at Longmire
springs, opened its season on Satur
day, June 17. An attractive weekly
vacation plan, with many new and
novel entertainment features, is be
ing offered throughout the summer
at the inn, giving high-class resort
hotel service at low cost.
Paradise inn will open on Satur
day, July 1. The fifth annual ski
tournament, at the inn has been
set for July 2, 3 and 4. In event
snow conditions prevent opening of
tne nignway tnrough to Paradise
inn by July 1, automobiles will
operate to Narada falls, 14 miles
from Paradise inn, and the balance
of the trip will be made by saddle
horse, or afoot, until the road is
open for automobile.
The road is open now as far as
Narada falls, but with warm
weather it is' believed the road will
be opened clear to Paradise valley
Dy July at the latest.
Used-Car Business Expands.
The Portland Auto Sales company.
which for the last year has been
doing business at 350 Burnside
street, removed last Friday to more
commodious premises at the corner
.of .Washington and Lownsdale
River section of the Mount Hood
streets, formerly occupied by the
Lownsdale garage. W. D. Cartier,
manager of Portland Auto Sales, has
been in the used-car business here
three years under a 30-day guar
antee system. Mr. Cartier has been
in the automobile business alto
gether eight years, and is one of the
best known men on automobile row
engaged in handling second-hand
FEDERAL FUNDS ARE ASKED
Western Lane County Develop'
stent Waits Government Action.
EUGENE, Or.. June 24. (Siiecial
The federal government Is asked
by the Western Lane County Po
mona grange to match all county
bond road money to be expended in
western J-ne county.
At the last meetinsr of the srransre
a resolution was adopted to the ef-
teci mat as tne railroad land In
western Lane county has been with
drawn from taxation, having been
turneo over to .the government
tnereoy reducing the taxable wealth
and as the proposed bond roads will
pass through the most productive
and undeveloped parts of western
une, the forest service and the fed
eral government should match th
money expended by the county on
such roads. The county court is
aaked to act upon this matter at
Copies of the resolutions have
been forwarded to Oregon senators
and representatives in congress.
STAGE SERVICE IS STARTED
New Line Inaugurated Between
Eugene and Belknap Springs.
Inauguration of a new stage serv
ice from Eugene up the McKenzie
river was announced last week, and
throughout the summer the serv
ice, amounting to two trips each
way each day, will be maintained.
Breedlove & Son, who were pioneer
stage operators at Camp Lewis,
Wash., where they maintained serv
ice for several years, have estab
lished the new McKenzie runs and
have moved their equipment from
Camp Lewis to Eugene.
Under the plan as announced by
the stage company stages will run'
twice a day from Eugene' to Belnap
Springs, a distance of 60 miles, and
return. One car will leave Eugene
each morning at 8 O'clock, arriving
at the springs shortly before noon,
while a second car will leave Eu
gene at I P. M., arriving at the
springs at 4:40 P. M.
A tire that "bellies out" Just above
the point where it touches the
ground should be inflated immedi
ately until it is vteil rounded.
Oregon and Washington State
Motor Associations Lend Aid
in Safety First Work.
Oregon's system of putting up
danger signs at all grade crossings
on all main highways throughout
the state may be adopted by the
three states of Washington, Idaho
and California, whilo all.four states
may establish "safety first" courses
in the public schools as a means of
decreasing accidents on the public
roads and at railroad crossings.
lnese two steps were discussed
last Monday at a meeting of the
committee formed a short time ago
to devise ways and means by which
the four states could co-operate in
cutting down accidents at grade
crossings and elsewhere. The com
mittee, formed of officials of the
four states, held its second cession
at Seattle at that time.
A report of the Seattle cession
was brought to Portland by A. E.
Shearer, manager of the Oregon
btate Motor association, who mo
tored to the sound city to attend the
meeting. Mr. Shearer, with Presi
dent Dyer of the Automobile Club
of Western Washington, was Invited
to attend the session in an advisory
capacity, the invitation being ten-
dered largely in recognition of the
interest which the Oregon state
Motor association has taken and the
pioneer work which it has done In
safety first work among motorists.
Present at the session as mem
bers of the committee were Super
visor of Public Utilities Spinning of
Washington, Secretary of State
Jones of Idaho and Fred Williams,
former public service commissioner
of Oregon. .. Mr. Williams and Mr.
Shearer motoTed to Seattle together.
The California representative was
unable to attend.
At the session, according to
Shearer, the state of Oregon was
complimented upon its work of plac
ing danger signs at railroad cross
ings. As a result of the programme
of the state highway department
during the last several years dozens
of crossings have been eliminated
altogether while danger signals,
some of them equipped with red re
flectors for night driving, have been
installed at practically all the re
mamlng crossings. The committee
went on record as favoring similar
action in the other three states.
Instruction along safety first lines
for the children of the grade schools
was also discussed by the committee
and favored. It was felt that even
instruction of a very elementary na
ture, of perhaps an hour a week or
less, would prove of great value and
would mean the cutting down of
the number of accidents and thereby
possibly the saving of life and limb.
ILL BE USED
BARNEY OLDFIELD TO DRIVE
LOCAL CAR AT TACOMA.
H. & E. Auto Co. to Supply Stock
Car to Pace First Lap at
July Fourth Race.
When America's greatest speed
juggernauts circle the track for the
start of the annual automobile race
at the Tacoma speedway on July 4
they will be paced for the first lap
by Barney Oldfield", veteran race
driver now turned tire maker, at the
wheel of a Portland Marmon car.
This was assured last week when
Nordyke & Marmon company of In
dianapolis telegraphed to the H. &
E. Auto company, Oregon distrlbu
tors for the Marmon car, asking
them to supply the famous veteran
with one of the latest model Mar
mons. A. M. Colvllle, manager of
the local company, welcomed the
opportunity and immediately tele
graphed back to the Marmon fac
tory that the car would be ready.
The opportunity to supply the Mar
mon pace car for the northwest
classic is looked upon as a distinct
honor, and was conferred upon the
Portland distributor rather than
upon the Seattle or Tacoma organ!
zations largely because of the fact
that Colvllle was for several years
Pacific coast factory representative
for the Marmon and only a few
months ago entered the field here
as a distributor, it is understood.
One of the new Marmons has al
ready been picked out to serve at
Tacoma, Colville said, and work
will start at once decorating and
going over the car, tuning it up to
do the pace of 75 miles an hour or
more than will be expected of it
No adjustments will be required
the Marmon to be used is built to
do this speed, even as a stock car,
but the entire car is to be made
ready for the race to the last de
tail. A few days before the July
Fourth event Colvllle will drive the
car to Tacoma, where it will bo
turned over to Barney Oldfield.
The Marmon has served as pace
maker for so many of the leading
races that it is now almost taken
for granted that the Marmon. is to
serve. For the last two years
Marmon has paced at Tacoma, and
the same make of car has also done
the honors at Indianapolis on nu
Barney, who for several years has
served at nearly every big race in
the country as pace maker, is him
self a Marmon. owner, and always
insists on using a Marmon car when
he drives the speed hounds around
the track for the beginning of th
No. D6S Overland
Weiprh only 25 oz. each. Can
be fitted very el one to make an
exceptionally quiet motor. An
nealed -takes a very high polish,
''Better Pistons' Are Not Made."
Pins, rings and bushings al
ways in stock.
'Phone Broadway 333T
73 South Broadway at Oak
PORTLAND - - . - OBEGOJT
250-mile grind at the Tacoma speed
way. $3,000,000 Road for Arkansas.
A. $3,000,000 road has just been
completed in the northern, road im
provement district of Arkansas, near
Pine Bluff, including 75 miles ol
asphalt pavement and two-course
gravel compaction, from Stuggart,
and other points to the Jefferson
county line.. Motor trucks will now
be able to pass- over this highway
with heavy loads of rice from the
90,000 acres of rice lands in that
vicinity, affording cheaper and
quicker access to the markets. Flans
are now on foot for constructing a
connecting road with Pine Bluff
through Jefferson county.
Hupmobile tales con
tinue to mount higher
People today are looking
at motor cars from the
standpoint of invest
ment value and that Is
the reason new thou
sands are coming to the
They buy the Hupmobile
because they know what
it gives its owners in
and reliability in notable
economy, in service, and
in long life. -
Expert, low-cost service
available at our service
department is still an
other potent reason for
sales in this community.
Manley Auto. Co.
Eleventh and Oak. at Burnside
The Ansted Motored Car
Driven only 3700 miles; nick
eled disc wheels, many extras,
tires and paint good. A remark
able buy at $1750.
COVEY MOTOR CAR CO,
Washington at 21st St
The newest thing in
motor cars is here
the Oldsmobile Semi
Sport. Don't fail to
see it it's so different.
Body, full stream line, four passenger. Color, Oldsmo
bile Carmine. Upholstery, genuine long grain black
leather with black leather side rails. Nickeled radiator,
Tuarc Disc steel wheels, demountable rims, or five
cream-white wire wheels, optional. Cowl ventilator.
Cowl lights. Klaxon horn. Cord tires. Alemite Lubri- '
eating System. Chassis is the famous, sturdy four
cylinder model with extra long springs and deep
frame. Engine valve-in-head type developing over 40
H. P. by actual block tests.
OLDS MOTOR WORKS LANSING. MICHIGAN
Division of General Motors Corporation
Oldsmobile Co., of Oregon 1
BROADWAY AT COUCH.
The 1922-23 4 cylinder Semi-Sport
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OREGON STATE MOTOR ASSOCIATION
The Greatest Classic
Tacoma Speedway July 4th
15-World-Famed Speed Monarch-15
Jimmy Murphy Harry Hartz Tommy Milton
Ralph De Palma Cliff Durant Peter De Paolo
Roscoe Sarles Joe Thomas Ralph Mulford
Bennett Hill Leon Duray Art Klein
Jerry Wonderlick Frank Elliott "Howdy" Wilcox
EVERY ONE A STAR
250 Miles of Thrilling Sport $25,000 Purse
$1.00 Field Admission
Race Starts 2 P. M.
DIRECT FACTORY SALES AND SERVICE
INTERNATIONAL, HARVESTER CO.
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