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THE OREGON SUNDAY JOURNAL. PORTLAND, " SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER SO,' 1910.
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ME BEING BUILT
Grants Pass Putting Up Two
."; and One in Salem; Pendle
j, ton Has Fine Building; FN
nancial Condition Good.
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' That the territory tributary to Port
landall of Oregon, southern , Idaho,
southern and eastern Washington la ,ln
better financial, condition thatt ever be
fore, is the 'assertion' of automobile men
tvho have returned to this city after ea
, tabllshlnjr their agehclprf for the coming
Year through this territory. Among: the
lte arrivals are Mel- Johnson of. the
Korthwest Bulck company,; C. H. King,
of the H. -.1,. Keats Auto company, F,t
W.' Vplger of the North-west Auto com
pany,' J. W. ; Crlchtorr of the Standard
Motor Car company and Frank C. Rlggs,
the Packard agent
Mew garages, a better class of auto
mobiles and an Increased demand for
automobile . accessories of all .descrip
tions, together ,!wlth the ready cash
forthcoming In all Instances for these
Improvements, have led the Portland
men to wonder. There is absolutely
nothing to Indicate the money tlghtneas
which has pervaded other sections of
the country. ' " '' v.
i The statements credited to these men
have resulted in, a ; boom . in Portland
lock, followed by the announcement of
the coming of Chans lor & Lyon, auto
mobile supply dealers. Last week the
.EverUtMetger-Flanders company open
ed a permanent factory branch. An
nouncement Is ' expected this coming
week-of the future, establishment here
of direct factory branches and North
west headquarters for two large tire
concerns both of whomhave .bad rep
resentatives in this city during the
past .week,-:.;."! C' '.'j;,,.;,rv.,.,fl' :,..
Down the Willamette valley and
towards the state line garage building
U brisk. Grants Pass is having two
large garages constructed, Ealem one
of the largest north of. San Franclsoo
and Medford Is also the scene of con
siderable activity. Pendleton and Walla
Walla each have a new garage building.
' . The garage of 0, J. Wilson. In Salem
Is considered by many, automobile men
to be one of the best arranged garages
they have ever seen. It Is tt by ISO
feet and the roof Is held up by bridging
and trussing overhead. There isn't a
post on the floor.
Fore door, jeven passenger Stoddard-Dayton car, 111 model.
peal overruled, and the decision of the
The appeal ' of Sidney S. Gorharh,
from the decision of the referee In de
claring bis. Premier ar ineligible for
entry In the inter-club run between the
Chicago Automobile club and the Chi
cago Athletic association. October 6, and
7, 1910, because of the disqualification
by the contest board on July 27. 1910,
of Premier ears, was considered; the
appeal overruled and the decision of
the referee. sustained.
O. J. Wilson- of Sa!im drove a Chalm
ers to home from thla city Thursday,
Mr. Wilson has Just completed a beauti
ful garage in Salem, and is to be the
Chalmers agent -r there. His. garage is
especially noted . because- thye isn't a
post to Inconvenience people. It-is built
In bridge style, t . v
C. H. King, sales manager Of the H. L.
Keats Auto company, drove to Albany
in a' Chalmers with J. L Irvine, who
has the Chalmers agency la Linn county.
From there they drove to Corvallis In a
Hudson, where M. A. Rlckart was signed
up as the agent for Benton county." ff (
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Ben K. Bell, formerly Bulck agent at
Fort' Wayne, Ind.. bas become connected
with the Bulck agency here In the ca
pacity of salesman.
PLAYED JOKE ON
itrp at the body building. shofPof Bel
more. Macdougall tt Moores work is be
ing rushed on three important Jobs. Two
"""undertakers' wagons and an ambulance
are being built, while the plans are rap-
Idiy nearlng completion for a hotel bus.
J. P. Finley St Son are having One of
the undertaker's wagons built It Is a
fine Job of the body builder's art, and
is to be mounted on a Chalmers Chassis.
The lengthening of the chassis In It
self was a nice Job In that in cutting
and lengthening the shaft and torsion'
rod the utmost accuracy was needed.
. The consignment of Oakland roadsters
with which the salesmen of the Blake
McFall company re to work their terri
tory throughout the state, arrived this
week and were delivered to the com
pany, six cars, each a natty little two
passenger roadster, were in the con
signment, and they will be put into
.service at once. This is one of the larg
est single orders of automobiles made
In the northwest and the Neate & Mc
Carthy company ere greatly pleased
. over it . ,f ; , .
NOW FAST DRIVER
College Graduate Gets Racer
Instead of Slow Car Intended
for Him by Parent; Beats
Barney Oldfield. " -
Caleb S. Bragg, the Fiat pilot who
starred In the Los Angeles motordrome
races a year ago, has turned profes
sional and will, undoubtedly be seen
In some of the big races of 1911- Bragg
walk admitted , to be the best amateur
driver In the .world after the. Los An
geles races, In which he repeatedly beat
Oldfield, - broke records r end showed
nerve, skill and daring in bis driving.
Bragg, who Is Just out of Harvard,
tells an Interesting story of how be en
tered the automobile racing game. His
mother is a wealthy woman and a mem
ber of New Tories "four hundred."
When, he graduated she presented hlra
with aa automobile.. .
Before the purchase was made Bragg
learned that bis mother Intended to get
a Slow-running car, so he got the ear
of the agent who was to call on his
mother. ' The auto man said he had a
machine that couldn't go over- 25 miles
an hour. That was Just what Mrs.
Bragg wanted. She purchased It and
then told ber son to go and get It
' That was Just ' before the Los An
geles races. Shipping the car to Los
Angeles Toung Bragg stripped off the
pretty body, removed the exhaust muf
fler and had a straight racing body
built on the,chasls. His record of beat
ing Barney Oldfield a half mile In a
10-mile race shows how slow his ma
chine could be driven.'
Now, however, he has entered the
racing game, as a professional, having
asked the contest board uf the A. A.
U. to cancel his certificate as an ama
teur driver. . It was at the same meet
ing of the board that, Barney OrdfieM
and -his- managers, J. 'Alex Sloan and
William Pickens, were disqualified ss
the result of their entering the Read-
vine sanctioned meeting while under
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Latest creation of the Pierce-Arrow 1 factory, a 6-3 6 five passenger car painted an auto cream with Mar-
shall Field green trimmings. - ' Mi30
temporary suspension, Oldfield's meets
hereafter must be of the unsanctioned
kind. Other protests .-decided by the
contest board at Us last" meeting were
The appeal of Charles C. Meade, en
trant of Ford No. In the Kansas City
Star trophies tour, August SO . to Sep
tember. 8, 1910, under" the auspices of
the Automobile Club of Kansas City,
from the decision of the referee in
swarding first prise to, the Bulck entry
No, 17, was considered, tha decision of
the i referee? reversed, and first place
awarded to Reo entry No. 12.
The Appeal of the Foster Motor Car
Co., Inc., entrant of Bulck No. 9, In the
Virginia-Carolina endurance run, June
7 to 10, 1910, under the auspices of the
Richmond Times-Dispatch, from the de
cision of the., referee in allowing the
protest of the Speedwell Motor com
pany of Virginia, entrant of Speedwell
No. 24, and awarding said car a perfect
score, was considered. The decision of
the referee was reversed, and sweep
Stakes trophy awarded to Bulck No. 9.
The appeal " of the H.v E. Frederick
son Automobile,, company, entrant of
Chalmers No, 1, In the Omaha Motor
club endurance run, August 24, 25 and
26, 1910, from the decision of the ref
eree, made upon the report of the tech
nical committee, in penalizing Chalmers
No. 1 fifteen (15) points for loose steer
ing connection, was considered; the ap-
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1911 Fierce-Arrows Are Here
1 We have received our 1911 48 and 36 HP. Pierce-Arrows and are . pre
pared to demonstrate that the adoption of a longer stroke in the already re
markably efficient six cylinder motor has' materially increased the power
. and flexibility. To those who are familiar with the forty-eights and thirty
sixes of 1909 and 1910 the new cars 'will be a: revelation. ... x f '
Increased length-of stroke, however,. is by no means tfhe only improve-.
f nient. - A change in timing gears has made the quiet motor still: quieter.
A powerful gear driven air pump, made in the Pierce factory, gives assur
ance that your chauffeur, will keep the tires properly inflate Brakes have
been increased fifty per' cent in width and are much more, powerful. A foot
accelerator, has been provided. Attached to the-dash is a hand priming
pump by means of which a spray of gasoline can be forced into'the inlet man-
. lfold for easy starting in cold weather.,and with poor gasoline and there are
numerous other refinements. . ; ,
COVEY MOTOR GAR GO.
Seventh and Couch StreetsL
The Season for Lmousme,B6de$ is no w at Hand
"SO" Locomobile, . with
landauletto or limousine
body, seating five per
sons inside and two out-'
side, is a very popular'
town car for 1911.
Mate & McCarthy, lne.
694 WASHINGTON, COR. KING. ; ' ,
Phone Main 6374, A-7577., : V." "
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f ARCHER, COMBS & CO., 30 OAK ST. ?
Auburn Motor Car Co.
ROBT. .SIMPSON. Mgr.
; SOS-7 Burnsldo Street
A 7339 Main 2674
S i J, WINTERS Ca v,can;.
t lljirrlwnrp 67 S1" Street .' izfoij and
"Z2Sff? DIAMOND TIRES CMrcadlnJ
- INOBiBV TREAD
Auto Supplies, Bicycles and Motor Cycles
83 Sixth Street, Portland
Sixteenth and Alder
The: GaSe Car
FORMERLY THE PIERCE-RACINE
, The cir with the, famous enffine. Dem.- ,
onsiranons given." ,, ,
. J. I. CASE THRESHING MACHINE CO., Z
322 East Cliy St, Portland, Or." ; :
EAST SIDE AUTO CO.
Iffala Olfloe HcoUaoay aad TTaioa ATaes Branch OfTlM, 831 Aide? Street
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TKOKAR rLTn ;
Vulcanizing & Retreading R. E. glODGETT. SiO Aider St. Main 7035
. x "IVs All in the Xlrc'
West Coast Supply Co.
323 Burnside St
GIBSON Storage Battery Company
Economical, gate and Conrenlent.
Battery Kecharrlng and Repairing.
Magneto Pepairing Quick Berries.
AUTOS REBUILT, PAINTED,
Con Union Avenue
and East Davis St.
PHONE EAST 78
AUTO REPAIRING AND REBUILDING GLASS FRONTS A SPECIALTY
SMITH-CLEVELAND CO, DISTRIBUTORS
S. W. COR. SEVENTH AND COUCH STS.
"Tte BeUable Car" ,
-: $000, 925, $950 Delivered.' ,
KRIT MOTOR SALES COMPAXT,,
. J. L. S. Snead, Mgr. .' ,
Union Avenue at Wasco Street, v
rhones East 822, C-2638.
. Portland,' Or. - , ,
Menzles - Du B0I3 Auto ' Co.
V Xnunedlats DeUrery ' "
Psoas sA-3881, Main 4880 tereath aad DavU Btreets
Mollne Thomao Flyer
531 ALDER STREET
( . , 'Distributors v '
Stain 433T A-7171
United Auto Co. !
fronnerty Xaxwell Afaney)
S:- (TonoMtir Jtaxirell Aganoy) .
erenteenib ana Alder Streets
NEATE & MCCARTHY, Inc. ;
" - n ,rr PRAYER-MILLER TRUCKS
I CZOViCJZ'lQ OAKLAND 1 AND.EVERITT
- Washington Street, Corner of King
For Oregon, .Washington, California
t and Nevada
1 J. W. LEAVITT & CO.,
AUTOMOBILES ' S29.531 Washington Street
Offices, FIFTH .
and GUSAN STS.
688 Washington Street
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JOHN DEERE P10W
Distributors tot tbe Vortbvest
- " Telephone Main 2267
PORTLAND MOTOR . CAR CO
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