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THE SUNDAY OBEGOKIAS, POKTLAND, JUKE 25, 1B2S
DRIVER MUST USE
Allowance Should Be Made
for Others' Mistakes.
BRAND-NEW HUP INITIATED BY 2000-MILE RUN.
MOOGK WILL VISIT CITY
fit' ' &
HUDSON-ESSEX OFFICIAL IS
EXPECTED THIS WEEK.
44 j I i i 1 i , lis- '"-JL 1
SIGNALING IS NECESSARY
Accelerating Too Rapidly and
Jamming Into Other Machines
Are you a good driver? Perhaps
you are, but don't be too sure,,
writes Alexander Johnston, editor
of Motor. Good driving, in the
fullest sense of the word, does not
mean, merely Bkillful driving. Some
of the most Bkilliul drivers in the
country are among the very worst
menaces that encumber the roads.
The fact is that the term "good
driver" must include careful
well as skillful. Moreover, many
Bkillful and careful drivers daily
commit errors of Judgment, often
merely because of their mistakes
never have been called to their at
Take, for instance, the man who
Is proud of the rapid accelaration of
his car and makes a point 01 get
ting under way quickly. Very good,
if he uses discretion and the utmost
care always. But i he allows hie
attention to waver for the fraction
of a second needed to send him
piling into another car without the
same .rapid getaway that his ve
hicle has, can we call him a good
driver? Kot at all; he la a careless
How often do we see a motorist
who understands perfectly the con
trol of his car, who might pass
as an ultra-skillful driver in al
most any company, cutting left
hand corners, trusting to his skill
to permit him to get away with it.
Tou see the disadvantage 01 cut
ting short around a left turn is that
you thrust your car directly in the
path of approaching traffic.
Driver Should Signal.
Another mistake, perhaps even
more frequently made, is swinging
right in traffic or even out of it,
without ample notice by the out
stretched hand that a turn is to be
made Motor vehicles are so thick
on the roads now that no driver
should make a turn, ever, without
giving ample notice of his Inten
tion. A common breach of good motor
ing manner is found in the ten
dency of some drivers to hug the
left side of the road. Obviously this
may become the cause of a serious
accident, under certain conditions.
Jr instance, driving over the crest
of a hill just a little too much on
the wrong side of the road.
Turning is a fundamental cause
of accident, in that if it is not done
in exactly the right way trouble is
always possible. For Instance, the
man who makes a sudden, sharp
turn is as likely as not to have a
skid of greater or less proportions.
Now such a skid may possibly
carry him into another car, with
crumpled fenders or a smashed body
as the result. Turns should always
' be made slowly and carefully.
Stay at Interval Back.
Another piece of bad driving
Judgment may be observed any
pleasant afternoon on almost any
street or road. This Is following a!
car ahead too closely. There should
always be kept between cars an in-;
terval long enough to permit of a
sure stop being made if the vehicle
ahead halts suddenly for any rea
son. This habit of following too
closely is the result, in the main,
of the great number of cars on the
roads, but it is also the cause of
most of the rear-end collisions.
Before we leave this subject we
must call attention to one common
practice that is bad motoring man
ners and even worse. This is the
tendency of some drivers, after they
have made a halt on a hill and have
blocked their rear wheel with a
husky rock, of driving off and leav-
ing the stone in the roadway. Such
lack of care of the interests of
other users of the road is nothing
short of vandalism.
Finally, let ub try to define a
really good motor car driver. In
the first place, the good driver is
careful always; he invariably al
lows for the little factor that
makes for safety in every move he
makes. He is considerate of other
users of the road and allows for
possible mistakes on the part of
other drivers. Of course' he is skill
ful in handling and controlling his
car, but he does not allow his
knowledge of his own skill to lead
him into taking chances. If every
driver operated his car on these
principles there would be few accidents.
WILI.IA3I BEIX, PORTLAND AND SALRM, AND NEW CAR WHICH HE RECENTLY GATE UNUSUAL TEST.
The world's getting considerably smaller than it used to be and the automobile is getting considerably more
dfinendabla. The Droof. if any is needed, is contained in a report recently-given by William Bell, insurance
man and hopgrower of Portland and Salem of his activities with a brand new Hupmobile which he had just
purchased from Lee Gilbert, Hup dealer at Salem. On the first day after he secured the car Bell, who is an
experienced driver, arose at 6:30 end dashed to Portland to aid in entertaining Shriners. He made six trips from
the Union station to notels and then made a run to tsonneviiie, on, m i;oiumoia xviyer uignway, ana return
with Shrine visitors. He then returned to Salem, arriving there at 8 P. M. Leaving there at S:iO P. M.. he
reached Eugene at midnight, where he spent the night. Next day he drove from Eugene to Shasta Springs, and
on the third day he drove from Shasta Springs to San Francisco, arriving at the latter point about midnight.
After a stay of five days in San Francisco on business he began the return trip, making the run to Rd Bluff
the first day. Red Bluff to Medford the second day and Medford to Salem the third day. Ietburs on the Pacific
highway are now slowing up travel to a consiaeraoie extent, aunougn np reauy Daa roaa is encountered, aeu
stated. The worst detour In Oregon, he declared, is at Rice hill, north of Roseburg. This section is being paved
with concrete, so that the road is closed at ajl times, making a ten-mile detour over rather bad roads neces
sary. Another bad detour is between Sisson and Dunsmuir, he said. Aside from these two points the road Is in
excellent condition all the way.
LINE IS TAKEN
MURPHY MOTOR CAR COM
PANY NASIED DISTRIBUTOR.
Complete Line of "Beauty" Sixes
Expected Early This Week in
Shipment From Factory.
The Murphy Motor Car company,
one of the large used-car concerns
of the city, has taken over the dis
tribution, for the Auburn "beauty"
flix, according to the announcement
last week of Thomas W. Murphy,
head of the company. Two carloads
of the new Auburns are already on
the way from the factory and are
expected to arrive early this week.
Mr. Murphy, who has been en
gaged in business in Portland for
some 20 years, has been in the used-
car business for the last five years
ana is well Known along the auto,
mobile row. Headquarters are lo.
cated at the southeast corner of Six
teenth and Alder streets.
The Auburn is the first new car
which Mr. Murphy has handled and
the choice of the car from a number
which are available in the Portland
territory followed careful investi
gation into the character of the
Auburn car and the strength of the
factory, Mr. Murphy said. He re
cently made a trip to San Francisco
to look over a number of lines there
and was so impressed with the Au
burn that he immediately signed up
for the distribution here. His ter
ritory will include Oregon and the
Columbia river counties of Wash
ington. Work of remodeling the quarters
to care for the new-car business
was begun last week and by -the
time the new cars arrive it is ex
pected the showrooms will be of
attractive character In keeping with
the Auburn "Beauty." Complete
parts and service will be maintained
for Auburn owners and arrange
ments are being made to care for
these features. A large stock of
parts will accompany the first ship
ment, which Is expected to arrive
The Auburn, which is built by the
Auburn Automobile company, Au
burn, Ind., is made in six body etyles,
the sedan, coupe, five-passenger and
seven-passenger tourings, sport
model and roadster. One or more of
each style will be included in the
shinment to Mr. Murphy. The new
sport model, particularly, is being
looked forward to, as the car has
just recently been brought out and
has been attracting ravoraDie atten
tion in many parts of the country.
How to Remove Tight Wheel.
If It is desired to remove a wheel
and ' no puller is at hand, try the
following: Jack up the wheel in
question, put the car in gear and,
after removing the nut key, etc,
shake the wheel, replace the key,
turn the nut same time. If this
fails to stir the wheel, replace the
trey, turn the nut down loosely and
drive the car a short distance. This
treatment will loosen the wheel
even if a puller will not.
HEADQUARTERS FOR FIRM.
Los Angeles Storage Battery Is
Filled With Dry Material' and
Has No Water or Acid.
KING COUNTY BODY ELECTS
Seattle Makes Plans for State
Session at Olyrupia.
SEATTLE. Wash.. June 24. Rob
ert S. Taylor, member of the Society
of Automotive Engineers and former
trustee of the King County Aurto
mwxtiive Trades, last week was named
ipresddent of the association at the
6&md-axrnual general meeting held
at the Motor Car Dealers' club.
Ta.ylor'8 election was unanimous.
R. E. Bridgeman, retiring vice
president, was tendered a courtesy
nomination, although he insisted on
being eliminated from considera
tion because of the preasure of ex
panding business. Taylor has served
on the board of the King counts!, di
vision durinig the past year and is
recognized as one of the most pro
gressive automotive men in the Pa
Roy W. Oorbett was named vice
president and William A. Simonds,
present secretary-manager, was
unanimously re-elected' for the
fouTth successive term.
Kenneth McAlpin, retiring presi
dent, was unanimously elected an
honorary life member, and was
given an ovation. One of the fea
tures of the meeting was a report
of convention plans by the-chairman
of the King county committee,
George F. Mprrissey. A caravan of
automobile men and their wives wiil
make up a large part of the King
cojunty delegation, going down to
Olynwria early on the morning of
July 21 for the annual state convention.
New York to Have New Auto Law.
The board of aldermen, in New
York city recently adopted an ordi
nance requiring all motorists to
carry traffic violation cards deco
rated with their photographs. The
cards will have spaces in which po
licemen will make marks for the
first four minor infractons of the
law. When these four spaces are
filled the motorists will have to be
goodf .appear la traffic court -
When in the morning I attempt to get my wagon started, and
press the switch until I think its parts will all be parted, and jig
the levers up and down and readjust the spark, and pause at
Intervals to make some humorous remark, and pull the choker
half way out and stick it back again and swear the way the
fool car acts would give a guy a pain it's then my wife comes
out to help, with manner all serene, and with a smile suggests:
"Perhaps you're out of gasoline."
Then I retort: "That is a wise and much-esteemed suggestion;
that you are quite expert on cars Is quite beyond all question.
What does a woman know of wires, magneto or Ignition? Go run
your phonograph; a car's a tougher proposition. The timing gears
are out of whack, the vacuum feed is leaking, or else some nut
has rattled loose; I know whereof I'm speaking. I'll run the
trouble down or bust; get that into your bean." But still my wife
"I'm sure you're out of gasoline."
And then I take her by the hand and lead her to the rear, and
say: "Just take a careful look upon that gauge, my dear." The
needle shows there Is at least ten gallons in the tank, and so I
doff my hat and coat and wrestle with the crank. I spin her till
my breath is gone and all my buttons busted, lr crank her till I
strain my back, and quit her, plumb disgusted. I swear no man on
earth could tell what ails the darn machine, and then, my wife
"Are you quite sure you've gasoline?"
That's where I throw the crank away and kick the radiator and
swear I'll sell the hunk of cheese, and better now than later. And
then I phone the service man to hurry with his truck and tow the
bunch of junk away and while I curse the luck the service man
drives up and takes a moment to inquire. He feels inside the tank
and says: "That gauge is just a liar. The only thing you need,
my friend, as can be plainly seen, is just some common sense and
half a pint of gasoline."
A MATTER OF COURTESY.
"My friecd Smith is a nice, well-meaning chap," remarked the
elderly man with the white mustache, as he dropped into the
vacant chair at the club round table. "But his idea of friendliness
and hospitality differs a bit from mine."
"For instance V asked one of the bunch.
"Well, he invited my wife and me to go out for a drive in his
new car the other afternoon," explained the elderly man. "And
we were very appreciative of the invitation, for we don't own a
car and don't have a drive often, and it was a beautiful afternoon. .
"We had expected to enjoy the scenery along the road, but
Smith was only interested in showing off what his new car would
do. He almost scraped the paint off other cars in the traffic to
Bhow how rapidly It would pick up speed, and when, he got out on
the highway ho began showing us what it would do when he really
'stepped on it,' as he expressed it.
"Perhaps I might have stuck it out, for lack of moral courage
to protest, except that I saw my wife was so frightened she was
really sick, and so I begged Smith to go a bit slower. He insisted
there was absolutely no danger with such an expert driver at the
wheel; but after that he kept inside forty miles an hour and we got
home, but she didn't want to offend such pleasant neighbors as
keep from insisting on getting out and catching a trolley back
home, but she didn't want to offend such pleasant neighbors as
"Now, Mr. and Mrs. Smith are the soul of hospitality and good
breeding; they wouldn't dream of doing anything which might
possibly make a guest in their house uncomfortable. . So why, do
you suppose, they scare guests half to death in their car?"
THE SPIRIT OF COMPROMISE.
Placard on well-worn used car observed by friend of ours yes
terday read: .
"For sail, J2S0;. would take 200."
OUR WEEKLY HELPFUL HINT.
In' starting for a country tour,
With hopes of getting back,
It's very well to be quite sure '
You still possess a jack.
' Gasoline is reported to cost $40 a gallon in portions of Mon
golia, which is one of the reasons why very few Mongolians get
out the seven-passenger car to go to the dairy for a pint of milk.
UNCLE EB, HE SAYS
As near as I've been able to trace the geneology, the chap who
insists on trying to pass a farm wagon on a narrow road at 60
miles an hour is a lineal descendant of the animal that made
Balaam famous and the man who used to take a load of girls out
rowing at the picnic and then rock the boat.
. (Copyright, 1923, by Dudley Glass.)
The Mac-Dry storage battery, a
new type of battery, in which the
plates are suspended in a dry com
position instead of a liquid, was
introduced in Portland last week,
and Pacific northwest headquarters
for the distribution of the new bat
tery were established here. Head
ing the project are A. B. Jordan
and J. B. Lafaver, both formerly
of California. Headquarters have
been opened at the corner of
Broadway and Hoyt streets.
The Mac-Dry battery is being
manufactured in Los Angeles and
has received an .enthusiastic recep
tion in southern California, where
it is now well known, according to
the two men. Mr. Jordan and Mr.
Lafaver have for some time had
the distribution for the battery in
four northern counties in California,
but when the opportunity recently
presented itself to take the entire
northwest territory they closed the
arrangements and came to Port
land. Retail dealers will be estab
lished throughout the three states
of Oregon, Washington and Idaho,
it was stated, and wholesale head
quarters will be maintained by the
The new battery is similar in
appearance to the usual type of
wet batterv nn thA mif-aiHa A
i wooden box is used, holding the
three or more lead cellB. In these
cells the plates are suspended, as in
tne usual battery, but the plates.
instead of being surrounded by a
liquid, with separators in between.
are surrounded by a white crystal
, line substance very similar in ap
pearance to rock salt. No separa
tors are used, although it is neces
sary to hold the plates apart by
means ot small wooden pegs while
the cells are being filled, and these
pegs are left in the battery. The
composition, which fills the cells,
is poured in in liquid form, it was
stated, and crystallizes into the
solid after it has stood a short time.
The batteries, according to the
two men, are made in all the usual
sizes, and can be recharged if they
run low, or otherwise taken care
or as is the wet battery. However,
it is stated nothing needs to be
added to the battery and after it is
sealed by the factory it need never
be opened. r
Battery care pays well.
Well-Known Fig-nre in Motor In
dustry Formerly Head of Na
tional Auto Dealers' Body.
Harry G. Moock, one of the best
known figures in the automobile in
dustry of the country who recently
resigned as the executive head of
the National Automobile Dealers'
assoolation to become special repre
sentative for the Hudson-Essex or
ganization of Detroit, will be in
Portland for a brief visit on Friday
and Saturday, June 30 and July 1,
according to news received last week
by C. L. Boss, Hudson and Essex
distributor for this , district. Mr.
Moock is on a tour of the Pacific
coast visiting Hudson-Essex dis
tributors at all of the larger cen
ters and securing at first-hand in
formation as to business and market
conditions for the benefit of the big
Detroit factory, it is stated.
As the executive head of the Na
tional Automobile Dealers' associa
tion for several years Mr. Moock
achieved a position of prominence
in the Industry. To him was given
the credit, more than to any other
one man, of developing the dealers'
organization from a small begin
ning into a powerful body with a
membership of dealers throughout
the entire country. Mr. Moock also
did valuable work for the automo
bile industry at Washington and
elsewhere, aiding in the solution of
automobile tax problems and in the
carrying forward of road develop
ment measures. A few months ago
Mr. Moock left the association to
join the Hudson-Essex. Although
he left the association with Keen
regret Mr. Moock characterized the
factory offer as "too attractive to
In his new capacity Mr. Moock
has taken' an active part in the ag
gressive business policy of the Hudson-Essex
organization which hag
brought that company rapidly to
the fore in. the past few months. His
trip west at this time is being made,
it is understood, in order tnat ne
may become acquainted with the
distributors, study business condi
tions in the various localities for
the factory, and bring to the distrib
utors plans of the factory for further
carrying on Its aggressive policy.
Plans for the entertainment or
the visitor are being made by Mr.
Boss, although no definite pro
Kramme will be worked out until
Mr. Moock has been communicated
with. It is planned, however, to de
vote part of the two days which
Moock will be here to entertaining
him and showing him the resources
and beauties of the Oregon coun
try. This will, of course, include
run over the Columbia river
Mr. Moock will arrive here from
California and will be accompanied
from San Francisco by Factory Rep
resentative Booth of the ' western
district, and C. G. Lewis, service
manager for the Pacific coast for
the Hudson-Essex companies.
SIMPLEX AGENCY IS SECURED
& m sw mm t m w iLsnr r Mm
Conners & Otto to Handle New
Typo of Wheel in This Section.
Distribution for the Simplex auto
wheel in five counties in Oregon ad
jacent to Multnomah county has
been secured by George E. Conners
and A. B. Otto, local business men,
according to announcement by the
two men last week, and arrange
ments are now under way for estab
lishing a branch factory for the
Simplex In Portland. The two men
will have distribution in Marion,
Folk, Benton, Clackamas and Linn
counties, they stated, and will also
handle the wheel in Multnomah
county, although not exclusively.
The Simplex wheel is made with
steel spokes instead of wooden
spokes, each spoke having a slight
curve in it. Unusual resiliency is
thus provided for the car, it is
claimed, the wheels themselves pos
sessing resiliency as well as the
tires." The spokes, which are flat,
are made of chrome vanadium steel,
and the wheels are said to be con
siderably stronger than wooden
wheels, and only slightly heavier.
To Clean Radiator Cells.
Mud and dirt that have become
hardened in the cells of the radiator
should never be removed with wire
or a tool. The thin cell walls are
easily punctured and small leaks in
the radiator Invariably result. Use
water directed from a hose to clear
the passages with the stream guild-
ed from the engine side.
Rush Timer Roller
Alemite Lubricator Co.
Positively Guaranteed to Improve Running of Ton Car or
Your Money Refunded.
TENTH AND OAK STREETS.
Chanslor & Lyon Co.
Park and Flanders
The distinctive characteristic of this Lee
Tire is it's puncture-proof construction
made puncture-proof and proven so by
public demonstration and the experience
of thousands of car owners.
'It's resiliency cushions the load perfect
ly. The goodness of all material used
assures the fullest measure of mileage.
In addition, this Lee Tire gives positive
protection against punctures, which no
other pneumatic tire can provide.
See the Lee Dealer for your next .tire.
J. C. Hlnnhnw,
Fred J. Deeta,
Miller & Chrtstrnsen,
Gibson Motor Co.,
. Junctian City, Or.
; Supply Co.,
S. A. X,axarua,
Murphy Motor Co
23d and Washing
" ton St., City.
Brown A Marketta,
Mack's Auto Supply
Central Point Ga
rage, Central Point, Or.
B. A. Van Auken,
Nyssa Filling Sta
Pilot Rook Auto Co.,
Pilot Rock. Or.
38Q Flint fit.. City.
N. K. Holve,
Oeser & Son,
Sweet - Drain Auto.
J. S. Northrop,
The Elite Garage,
267 12th Bt..
C. O. Jennings,
Myrtle Point, Or.
P. W. Noftsfcer,
Union Avenue lire
and Battery Shop,
4S8 Union ave.,
Automotive Ign. Co,
45 N. Ninth St..
Also Regular Fabric and Cord
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Eliminate Costly Repairs
Crystallization is caused by vibration and is re
sponsible for breakage of parts and costly repair
bills. Grass Air Springs on your cars or trucks
will absorb all road shocks and destructive vibra
tion. Write for "Comfort, Economy and Safety"
BURNESS AUTO WORKS
12th and Everett Streets
Pneumatic Cushion Co Patentee and MannXacturers, San Francisco,
Are you buying lubrication
or just "oil" for your car?
You can't ask for just " oil "blind your eyes to what goes
into your crankcase and then expect satisfactory results from
If it's a compounded, low-quality oil carbon-clogged
cylinders, fouled spark plugs, gummed valves and other
troubles are certain.
If it's the wrong type of a good oil, combustion chambers ,
are not properly sealed compression escapes power is lost
gasoline leaks into the crankcase your cost of operation is
There is only one way to operate your car economically, prolong its
life and get the greatest pleasure and profit out of it. Use a high
quality oil of the exact type that fits your engine.
SUNOCO Motor Oil the wholly-distilled, super-refined engine lubri
cantis your opportunity. It's the greatest and latest achievement in
So try SUNOCO at once and watch RESULTS. YouH be astonished
how much better your engine runs. Any SUNOCO dealer will give you
the right type.
Marshall Wells Co.
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