The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, June 25, 1922, SECTION SIX, Page 4, Image 80

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Murphy ancT Hartz to Vie
Again at Tacoma.
Frequent and Thorough Ex
amination Always Pays.
Two Famous Drivers Who Fought
at Indianapolis Will Continue
Speed Feats.
Chandler Motor Car Company
Touring Bureau Gives List of
- Value to Drivers.
TACOMA; Wash., June 24. Far
above the cry of who will triumph
In the 11th annual national cham
pionship classic to be held on the
Tacoma speedway on July arises
the "I will and you won't battle"
between Jimmy Murphy, the Irish
American speed demon, and Harry
Hartz, the San Francisco "boy
Wonder." On the speedway Murphy
nd Hartz have locked horns and a
Ibltter struggle is being: waged for
1922 supremacy.. Murphy leads the
field of American drivers In A. A. A.
points and Hartz is not far behind.
On Memorial day at Indianapolis
the battle reached near the climax
when the pair fought for first posi
tion. Time after time the crowd of
1S5.000 wildly excited fans arose to
their feet with tightened throats as
Murphy and Hartz flashed by hub
to hub. For a while it was a see
eaw battle. Hartz took the lead
when Murphy stopped for tires and
as, but 28 seconds later the plucky
Irishman was flying after him.
Battle Scene Shifted.
The battle will be brought to
Tacoma on July 4 and the rivalry
between the two will be fanned to
a fresh heat. Both pilots have the
fastest racing cars ever seen on an
American track. Murphy has
worked diligently on his Murphy
special and has brought it up to its
present highly perfected point.
Hartz is driving & duplicate of
Murphy's prize-winning Duesenberg
which won for America, last year
at Le Mana, Franca.
There may be several foreign
pilots in the race this year and
several new faces to greet the
spectators when the daredevils of
Juggernaut unleash their racing
(machines, but the real battle will
be between two great drivers,
ilimmy Murphy andi Harry Hartz.
While Murphy and Hartz are
waging their war they cannot claim
all of the calcium. With such
drivers as Ralph de Palma, Roscoe
Sarles, Cliff Durant, Ralph Mul
ford, Joe Thomas, Howdy Elliot and
tommy Milton, the Interest of the
lorowd will be divided. Leon Duray
and his lightning Frontenac may be
expected for some sensational speed.
Peter de Paolo, at the wheel of
Tickets andl grandstand seats
for the aiutomobile race at the
Tacoma speedway July 4 may
now be had at the Oregon
State Motor association, 273
Pine street, in the Multnomah
hotel building, according to
arrangements concluded last
week by the association with
the Tacoma speedway man
agement. This arrangement
will mean that Portlanders
who plan, to see the big Ta
coma event, of which there
are expected to be several
hundred at least, will be able
to - make their reservations
here complete without com
municating with Tacoma. Res
ervations may also be made at
Rich's cigar stores.
Several large blocks of
seats near the center of the
grandstand have been set
aside for Portland sale. In
cluded in these blocks are sev
eral rows in sections 4 right
and 3 left, in grandstand A,
which are practically in front
of the starting and finish line.
Some of the seats allotted here
are close up front, while oth
ers are further back, giving a
wide variety to choose from.
Motorists who made the trip up the Columbia River highway early in th spring when the snow banks
were still deep were frequently heard to remark that "this will last all summer and we can come, up here
and use the snow to freeze ice cream." While the snow banks are going fast, and will probably have disap
peared entirely -within a couple of weeks, the last part of the forecast has been borne out. as witness the
photo above, snapped last week when Reed college students utilized a snow bank near Eagle creek to freeze
ice cream for the Lancaster Columbia Gorge camp, recently opened at a point a short distance this side of
the forest reserve camp.
Highway in Lane Fin
but Concrete Will Have
Eddie Hearne's old car, may be re
lied ut)on for some fast time. Bennie
Hill, Art Klein, Frank Elliott and
Jerry Wonderlich have all proved
fast company for any field of speed
czars they have been associated
with. Eddie Hearne is coming to
Tacoma also and undoubtedly will
drive Howdy Wilcox's old English I
Flag Raising to Be Hld.
Soldiers, sailors and marines will
aid in making the 1922 Tacoma
classic a success. Prior to the race
a flag raising will be held with a
marine color guard handling the
colors. A naval band from the
United States steamship Texas or
New York will Join with the Ameri
can Legion and Camp Lewis bands
In playing the national anthems of
the three foreign entries and the
United States. Italy, France, Eng
land and America will be repre
sented with cars. The blunt-nosed
Frontenacs hail from France, Peter
de Paolo and his Disteel Duesenberg
will represent Italy, the Peugeot is
a racing creation from Great Brit
ain and the United States will cham
pion the Duesenberg specials.
Never before in the history of
racing on the Tacoma speedway has
such Interest been manifest in the
annual classic as this year, accord
ing to Walter Baldwin, managing
director of the race. The seat sale
has far exceeded the expectations
of the management for this early
date. Reservations from Oregon,
Idaho, Montana, British Columbia
and all parts of Washington have
been numerous.
Thousands of people will remain
In Tacoma the night of the fourth
and witness the American Legion
presentation of Miss Elsie Janis:
"the Dal of the A. E. F" and "her
Kane" in their war-famed "Over
seas Revue." In addition there will
be a fireworks spectacle and mill
tary pageant.
to "Set" for One Month.
EUGENE, Or., June 24. (Spe
cial.) The road between Oakridge
and the McCredie springs is now in
pretty good shape for motor travel,
according to Nelson F. Macduff, su
pervisor of the Cascade national
forest, who has just returned from
a week's trip Into the forest In that
E. A. Britton, manager of the re
sort at the springs, has recently
gone over a good portion of the
road with & scraper and Mr. Mac
duff said that this has done a lot
of good.
The main road from Lowell to
Oakridge permits of fast motor
travel all the way from Lowejl to
hospital camp, 12 miles west of Oak
ridge, and between there and the
north fork of the Willamette, eight
miles, it is rough. Between the
north fork and Oakridge the pa
trolman is spreading gravel and the
road is in fair shape.
Above Oakridge the. road as far as
J. B. Hill's ranch is good and above
there it is drying out fast and will
soon be passable for cars, said Su
pervisor Macduff. Cars will be un
able to reach the summit of the Cas
cades by this route during this
month, said the supervisor. There
is not much snow, but the road is
bad, he said. J. E. Carlile, who has
charge of a crew of government
road builders on the upper road,
said there is no snow at all at
Beaver marsh, four or five miles
from the summit. Carlile drove
down from Rigdon's to Eugene, a
distance of 70 miles or more, in five
The short unpaved stretches of the
Pacific highway between Goshen
and Creswell, south of Eugene, have
now been paved, the contractors
having completed the work during
the last few days. As this pavement
is of concrete, the two detours wll
be used for a month yet, as it takes
that length of time for this class of
pavement to "set." The detours are
not bad and there has been no com
plaint from anyone about them, say
the county officials. i
All Sections of Country Do Better
Than Last. Year, Is Report.
That 1922 increases of Studebakeir
sales oveir 1921 are not the result of
locaa condibiKMiB in any on section
of the United States, but are gen
eral throughout the country, from
the Atlantic to the Pacific andi from
Oaniada to the. gulf, is shown in sta
tistics that have Just re&ohed'tihe
Portland branch, of th Stiudebaker
corporation of America.
The followiinig list shows the pier-
Tourists From Indianapolis Praise
Oregon Lake and Wonderful
Josephine Marble Caves.
First tourists to the rim of CraTter
lake this year Is the record claimed
by Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Hoi ton of
Minneapolis, motorists who recently
arrived in uregon from California.
Mr. and Mrs. Holton reached Port
land last week In time for the Rose
e estivai, alter having passed sev
centag,e of increase during the first I fral w'e6k8 ln southern Oregon see
t,K . i. , ling the scenic wonders of hat
period In 1921:
tion. Ten days ago they drove to
within a few miles of Crater lake
BanrTMe. .. ....?mS'" eJrJ!ar wIm from there
More Than Half of Punctures
Traced to Phonograph Needles.
CHI CO, Cal., June 24. Here's a
new one:
Mbre than half of the punctures
brought to a local tire house are de
clared to be caused by phonograph
The needles pass through the cas
ing and prick a tiny hole in the
tube, causing- a slow leak.. The
needles become imbedded in the cas
insr and are hard to find .
The only explanation is that peo
ple unknowingly sweep the needles
into the streets from their homes
and passing cars pick them up.
Rochester. N. T. 193
Chicago, 111 125
Milwaukee, Wis. .347
Dallas, Tex 185
Houston, Tex 470
Washington, D. O 213
Seattle. Wash 150
Newark, N. J 308
Cincinnati, O. 33
Memphis, Tenn. 215
Detroit, Mich 160
Cleveland, O. 222
South Bend Ind 123
New York, N. Y 234
Ranks of Nevada Motorists Grow.
CARSON CITY, Nev., June 24.
Secretary of State Brodigan reports
9640 owners of motor vehicles have
secured 1922 licenses, an increase of
423 over registrations for the same
period last year. Registrations have
been rapid since the state police and
county aid city officials started
their campaign against violators of
the license law. Inspector Renear
of the state police has reponed
numerous attempts to evade the
license tax, including painting over
of old plates, use of two license
plates required for one machine as
plates for rear ends of two cars and
gross abuses of dealers' license
The Pennsylvania legislature pro
poses an extra tax burden of $1,800,
000 on 48,000 motor trucks.
LUCE-MATTSON motor is successful in automobile.
to the . rim of the lake, taking In
the mall for the caretaker of the
lodge, where they spent the night
Snow is still deep in the vicinity
of the lake and it will be July l or
later before the road will be open
to the rim, the motorists forecast.
t i.nruiS ln road is going
.,UU ...uiuij, uuwever. ant tha na
tional park officials have been busy
ume Preparing:, for the
1922 season, which officially opens
1 U1J i.
i.r. ana Mrs Molfon -h.v. k...
luuiunng ior three vpara th,
stated, and now have visiti
otata j U TT: ... J
vi., i umvn except the New
England states and Washlno-tm,
The last-named state they will visit
wnuin me. next rew weeks. They
visited the south and sonthnroo i
fall, crossing to Lower California
via me soucnern route, and spend
ing the winter in that state. Enti-.
Ing Oregon this SDrina-. th ftv Rnent
considerable time in the vicinity of
oicumro ana grants pass, visiting
Crater lake and the Marble caves.
"The Marble caves of Oregon,
which are practically unknown to
the outside world, are In every way
as fine as the Mammoth caves of
K-entucKy," said Mr. Holton. "While
not as large as the Kentucky caves,
they possess a colorful beauty which
the eastern caves do not hava."
The Holtons also expressed great
admiration for Crater lake, denial-.
ing It one of the scenic wonders of
America, mr. ioiton confided that
they had been a little disappointed
in California, but have fallen in love
with Oregon. He declared they in
tend to stay in Oregon a year before
concluding their vagabonding and
returning to their home.
New three-cylinder motor, a local invention, whicH to attracting interest
In automotive engineering; circles.
Work of placing the Luce-Mattson three-cylinder motor, the invention
of Louis L. Luce and Leroy Mattson, in an automobile and giving the
motor a tnorougn tesx to determine its appiicaomty tor automobue pro
pulsion was completed last week and the motor was given a series of
tests, all of wh'ch proved highly satisfactory. It is declared. Tha motor
s well known in automobile engineering circles of the city and has, in
iact, attractea aiiemioni in many points mrougnout tne country, it was
first shown hers last winter at the annual automob'le show. The motor
is three-cyundr, two-cycle in character, but Is so constructed as to
eliminate the old gasoline and oil mixture for lubrication and compression
in the crank case. In the tests made with the motor after it had been
installed in a car, It was declared the motor displayed unusual speed,
power and flexibility, pulling a 280!-iound load up several grades with
as much, ease as the more powerful six-cylinder oars.
The tourist, knowing that the joys
of automobile touring depend large
ly upon the service his1 car gives
him, should give it a thorough ex
amination before starting on an ex
tensive tour.
A an aid to owners who desire to
condition their cars for summer
touring the Chandler Motor Car
company touring bureau has Issued
a list of hints and suggestions that
should be of value to all who drive
cars. Tho bulletin gives as among
the more Important points to be
checked up the following:
Examine the electrical equipment
to make sure that the generator and
ammeter are functioning properly
and that the lighting circuit, starter
anrt fcnrn connections are secure.
Lamps should have bulbs of equal
candle power, have clean renectors
and be properly focused.
Test the steering gear to see that
it does not bind at any point and is
thoroughly lubricated.
Examine the brakes. Determine
that they are freo and do not drag
with lever and pedal released and
that thev hold with pressure even
when pedal is depressed or lever
drawn back. Brakes should he so
adjusted that the car can be brought
to a stop without graoDing.
Keep the radiator clean, jriusn
the water circulating system to re
move any rust or eediment deposits
as these tend to heat the motor.
Be sure that all hose connections
have been changed recently, not
water rots the rubber, loosens up
the fabric which gets in tne way oi
the water, cutting down tne ef
ficiency of the cooling system.
Tnsnect wheels carefully ana note
any damage. Do they run true? Are
the flange bolts tignt :
. Inspect alignment of front wneejs.
With the wheel camber approxi
mately correct, the wheels point
straie-ht ahead The distance be
tween the felloe bands of the front
wheels ln front of the axle snouia
be from to of an incn less tnan
between, the wheels back of front
axle. -.
Correct wheel alignment saves
tire wear and should not be neg.
tact Ad.
Proper inflation is as important
nrrniOT loads. Under-Inflation re-
ult In flA-Kine or tne layers wi
fabric, which causes early deteriora
tion of the tire.
Do not change inflation, pressure
with chum in atmosphere tem
perature. More damage res-ai.s irom
trying to compensate tjf an increase
ln the tire temperature than is
caused 'by the increase in temper
ature itself.
On your trip change your tires
from time to time. One side of a
tire may show more wear than the
other. Turn It around.
The electrolite of the battery
should cover the plates 'by a half
inch. Never use anything but dis
tilled water in the battery. See tha
you have enough liquid.
Drain out all old oil in motor and
replace with clean oil every 500
miles. Always make sure gauge
registers proper level and that pres
sure gauge indicates properly.
Examine all spark plugs. Clean
and set all points at about 1-50 of
an inch, or the thickness of a ten
cent piece, and ln replacing be sure
they set tight in cylinder.
Look over water cooling system
and determine that there are no
Check timing of motor.
Note operation of clutch and
whether there is excessive play in
clutch pedal.
Careful Inspection of . the car,
checking the points outlined here,
will minimize the attention the car
might otherwise require en route
and increase the pleasure of tour
ing. -...
' . ; ""MaMTn I'll II "gwrTr. m mm wi fer fe x c -
In the old days of "get out and get under" only those of vigorous age and husky constitution responded
to the call of the open road. But nowadays, with the comforts and dependability of a closed car brought to
a superlative degree, the whole family, from the youngest to the oldest, enjoys the car. Witness the above for
proof four generations, ranging from 10 months to 79 years, on a trip from Portland to Los Angeles,
enjoying every moment of the journey. In the photographs are: Mrs. 11. W. Manning, manager of the Manning
Gas Maker company, 68 Sixth street (at right; her mother. Mrs. Bayer, 79 years of age; Mrs. Manning's son,
J. A. Manning, and her grandson, Richard Manning, aged 10 months. The party left Portland in April, making
the run to San Francisco in three days. From there they went to Los Angeles in a day and one-half. After
a stay of about two months in Los Angeles, where the photo was taken, they motored north, reaching Portland
last week. On the return the party made Los Angeles to Merced, 30-6 miles, in one day; Merced to Oakland, 12S
miles, in about half a day; San Francisco to Dunsmuir, 29S miles, in one day; Dunsmuir to Eugene in one
day, and Eugene to Portland in little over half a day. No trouble whatever was encountered on the run, it was
declared, and the easy-riding qualities of the Overland car were commented upon particularly by members
of the party.
die western states passed through I forcement of the regulations for
this city last week
All roads from Pendleton are in
good condition with the exception
of the 15-mil stretch in, the Blue
mountains through which the old
Oregon trail runs between Pendle
ton and La Grande. This one
stretch is to he placed under con
tract soon, but motorista are report
ing that it is now possible to get
over the "hump" without chains.
No Special Laws for England.
England Is preparing to abolish all
her speed laws for motorists and
drivers of other road vehicles. En-
dangerous driving and increased
penalties for violation of the regu
lations are, however, contained in
the report of the committee on taxa
tion and regulation of road vehicles.
The speed limit signs, always an
annoyance to the motorist, are to
be done away, but the motorists
will be required to use good judg
ment, courtesy and caution.
1500 Motor Express Lines, Report
There are 954 motor express lines
In the United States, which have
been listed at the offices of the Na
tional Automobile chamber of com
merce. The total number of motor
express lines In the United States is
estimated at 1500. The tendency each
year is toward consolidation, with
fewer lines doing a larger business.
May Limit Tiro Sizes.
It is suggested in a report from
the tire division of the Rubber Asso
ciation of America that pneumatic
tire sizes be limited to four. The
sizes recommended are 30x3. 32x4,
32x4 and 33x5.
Fully 90 per cent of the passenger
automobiles in China are driven by
chauffeurs and not by owners.
Obey the traffic officer.
Nearly 1000 Tourist Cars a Week
Now Visiting City. 7
PENDLETON, Or., June 24. (Spe
cial.) The automobile industry is
booming in Pendleton, not only in
the sale of new and. second-hand
cars, but in accessories and operat
ing needs of the tourist public.
A survey of Pendleton this week
shows all dealers selling- as many
or more, care than during the period
of the last big automobile boom,
and the newly completed municipal
automobile camp grounds, operated
under the unified system adopted
over the northwest, are being filled
daily with tourists from all sections.
According to a check placed on
tourists passing through Pendleton
by the Pendleton branch of the Ore
gon tourist and information bureau
over 800 cars from Pacific and mid
Covey Motor Car Co.
distributors for
- -
Across From
the Artisans
and One Door
As your motor begins to "warm up," what happens to
the oil? It thins, of course. But just how does it thin
and how does it act when subjected to the high operat
ing temperatures? ?
Upon the answer to that question depends the proper;
lubrication of your car.
Zerolene, being made from selected crudes and scien
tifically refined by our patented vacuum process, resists
engine heat; it retains its lubricating "body" at all
operating temperatures. It does not decompose or
"break down." It clings to the bearing surfaces and
maintains a perfect film of lubricant,
qA Minimum of Soft, Flaky Carbon
If the motor is getting proper lubrication, some oil
slips past the pistons and is consumed by the flame of
combustion. In burning, all oils deposit carbon on the
cylinder walls and cylinder heads. Inferior oils deposit
a hard, gritty carbon in considerable quantity.
It is this hard carbon deposit which causes pre-ignition,
breaking and sticking of cylinder rings, overheating,
loss of power, warping and splitting of exhaust valves,
and wear of valve stems.
Zerolene deposits a minimum of carbon of a soft, flaky
nature which can do no damage and is usually blown
out with the exhaust.
Lubricate exclusively with Zerolene, adopting the
recommendations embodied in the Zerolene chart of
recommendations, and you will develop the maximum
power, speed and gasoline mileage of your car.
oie power&speed
less fiction and war
thro (brrect Lubrication