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THE OREGON ; SUNDAY, JOURNAL, PORTLAND. ' SUNDAY MORNINO, JUNE ' 18, 1811.
' AUTOMOBILE GAME
Charles Sparks, Once in Real
Estate Business Here, to
; Handle Large Territory for
British Commer Car.
' WINS BIG HONORS
&:?'--VsTurnri AIMaIac IVJia 'TnVt' Part in Inc Annro!o Turn foci:
Winner of 500 Mile Race Was
American Made Car, by
VM.mlum Is to have cnanc io
wWomt bvk Into the automobile tr1e
fold a popular and woll known pioneer
In tha Industry. The rapid srowtn ana
th Important plsce of rommenlal v-
iilclo In motor rar manursciurms i
i. r...nnclhU ror th return of
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OiU veran onca mora to acuvt par
fi,!iniloti In the marrh of th automo-
Mio toward the top position in
.... Inrinatrlxa In a WOrd "tllO Old
ruard" will ho pleased to hrar that
rrio R Khanks has coma Dec 10
Mr. Khajiks will wenter tna inaustry
(hrnurh an alliance ho haa last mada
with Wvckor. (Tiurch farinose, inc..
of New York city and Kingston, N. T..
American representatives for the ra
nioui British Commer which they will
also manufacture at Kingston, together
with the new Ouy Vaughn car. Not
only baa he become a tockholder In the
company, but he will join lta executive
force aa manager of all the territory
weat of Denver with headquartera at
a heals Wall Knows.
Than "Charley" Shanks no one la
better known to eutomoblllsts. Ha gave
nn nwanaier -work to become In 1818
alea and advertising manager of the
wtntnn ' Motor Cart-tare com Da nr. TO
i '.k. nvluit MNta vkiit nvr the
advertlalng campaigns he conducted
and his persuasive and efficient aalea
management, are due not a little or tnt
foundation of tha success or tnat pio
neer manufacturing organltatlon. Mr.
Shanks continued aa aalea manager for
Alexander Wlnton until 1108, when he
went to th F. B. Stearns company. In
the aame capacity, remaining with that
wall known Cleveland concern for near
ly two reara, when ha moved to Port
land. Or., and engaged In the real ae
tata business. Impaired health of hla
wife compelled him to quit Portland
and go aouth laet winter, where reat
and th balmy climate restored hi
strength and kindled anew hla ambition
to b up and doing one more.
XJkaa to Business.
Looking about for a chance to reenter
th lnduatry tha W. C P. proportion ap
pealed atrongly to him. A few months
ago, a note from one of Mr. Shanke
old frlende up at Wyckoff, Church aV
Partridge's led to a lengthy correspond'
ence which terminated in Mr. Sbanka
deciding he would tak chance and
Journey to Chicago to meet two of th
. W. C P. men who were there with a
Commer truck. Aa lnveetlgatlon of th
, truck itself and. th policy 'and aalea
.method of th reorganised company 14
Mr. 'Shanks to look over the company's
plant at Kingston, N. T. It was then
that he decided to "come back." A later
' conference In New Tork sufficed to
. close thdeJ. . fc
) His now connection Is made because
. . , his investigation shows, to us his
words, that ha is not in th automobile
'game' but in a serious minded bual
k - ness enterprise with plenty of latitude
ytw,ana xna ngnt environment ror construe-
The winning of the (SO mile Inter
national Sweepstakea race at th la
dlanspolla motor speedway Decoration
day by Ray Harroun in th Marmon
"M'asp" was distinctly an Amerloan
victory. It was th victory of an Amer
ican driver, piloting an American made
car, equipped with American mad ac
cessories Foreign made motor cars,
driven by foreign pilots, have figured
prominently In every other great race
since the first automobile contests.
Or-st International events held In Eu
rope have resulted In victories for
drivers at the wheels of products of
factories of the old country.
But It remained for the Pennsylvania
born driver, piloting the car made In the
AUTO LINE STARTS OVER
COOS BAY WAGON ROAD
(SpeH.I tHptrb to Tt Journal )
Marshfleld, Or., June 17. William
Wade and Thomas Goods le have started
another auto line out of Coos Bay. They
are running over the Coos Bay wagon
road, the route over which the mall la
carried on the stages. The entire route
cannot be made by auto on account of
the mountain. There are two autoa at
this end and two at the Roseburg end
and for a short distance In one of the
canyons the passengers are carried on
stages which connect again with the
autos. The auto line will greatly lessen
the time between .Roseburg and Coos
Bay, as the mall stage has heretofore
been the only connection between the
Gervmis Star Is Sold.
(SaecUi Dtep" to Th JraroaLt
Gervals, Or., June 17. The Gervais
Star, owned by William J. Clarke for
the past 14 years, was sold Friday to
H. I). Mars. Mr. Mara is recently from
Michigan. He took possession on Fri
day morning and will continue with the
Star at Gervais in the same building.
grrat factory In the Hoosler state
carry off first honors la th greatest
event In the history of motordom.
remained for him to drive the five can
tury grind at th rat of 74.11 mllea an
hour, traversing the entire distance I
hours, 41 mlnutea and 8 seconds. The
Bens, th pride of Germany, th Italian
made Flat, and th Mercedea of France
very one representative of the best
foreign workmanship and material
yielded the crown of victory to th
Harroun raced carefully. He started
at a ateady gait. Ills burst of speed
was constant. His engine worked per
fectly. One by one he overtook his 18
rivals, leaving each In the wake benma
The race made by Harroun was re
markable from every standpoint. In hla
long .hooded Marmon "Wasp," without
th aid of a mechanician, he made him
self the greatest hero of th motor
world, and with a perfect engine and
perfect equipment, hla task was easier
There was never a bit of mechanical
trouble to mar the superb driving of
Not one during th more than six
hour grind did he have to lift th hood
of his racer to make an adjustment of
any part Not a second did he loae ror
trouble of that kind. Magneto troubles
lessened the chance of many of the
entrants. Several times did some of
them change, but Harroun did not even
have to make th slightest adjustment
to th perfect spark producing magneto.
There were no carburetor troubles ror
Harroun; he never had to atop to re
move his spark plugs; his engine kept
so cool during' th entire period that,
there was no call for him to put another
drop of water In his radiator.
Stops to Chang Tins.
Che only stops made by Harroun were
for tire changes, and it was only on one
wheel that the tire had to be changed
before the end of the race. The right
rear wheel, where the strain is always
too terrific for any tire to stand up for
a long diatance at a 75 mile an hbur
clip, demanded four new tires. The
tires on th other tore wheels traveled
the entire distance.
Harroun's victory la the great meet
ing proves conclusively that an Ameri
can driver, in an American car, equipped
with the products of American acces
sory factories, can conquer any product
made on th other side of the Atlantic,
manned by a foreign driver.
.It was an international race, the
finest products of European and Ameri
can vfactorle were entered; the drivers
were of all nationalities; the accessories
were made in all countries; but the vic
tory waa distinctly American the first
price money went to an American
driver In a truly .American car.
In addition to the f 10,00 received
f.nm th. n.lwAV mininmMf Urn r
' w. uv " rt "
roun captured $6200 . adldtlonal prize
money from the Remy Magneto com
pany, the Wheeler-8chebler Carburetor
company and the Firestone Tire com
pany, aa the winning Marmon was
equipped with the products of these
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J. C. Alnsworth's runabout. Roches-
tor, was hauled oat last week to hav
a bw 30 borsepower vim engine in'
stalled. Th boat 1 again In th water
and shows a speed of II real mil per
hour.' This Is four miles aa hour faster
than she ever ran before,
The Curtis Power Boat company 1
Just finishing a new to footer for Wll
Ham M. Ladd. "This will b on of th
clalet runabouts on th river. - Th
boat, is powered with a 10 horsepower
Borlpps motor and la expected tq make
17 miles aa hour.. , ; ?Vv -,
Commodore Boost has his new stern
wheeler In oommlsslon. The new boat
la called the Artisan, and haa a carrying
capacity of 10 people. The genial oom-
modoro Is noted lor his hospitality and
Is never happier- than when entertain
Ing a large party of friends on the river,
It haa been suggested, however, that the
commodore should remember that, ho is
not running a wheelbarrow. A, straight
eourse Is always preferabl to a crooked
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Mrs. Oeorge W. Kendall la her hand
Some runabout Sylph, la In evidence
Sunday . afternoons on. the river. The
Sylph has a new 100 horsepower Scrlppa
motor that drives the boat it miles aa
hour. Mrs. Kimball Is always at the
wheel and th able manner In which
she handles the boat Is a lessoa to old
sea dogs. Th By lph won th pleasure
boat race on June i...
Much favorable comment has been
heard about the marine parades on the
opening day of the Rose Festival when
the Portland Motor Boat club showed
IU ability to handle one of the prettiest
affairs of the week. The king should
be -received In similar style every
Portland Will Attend Roundup.
(Special Dfopateh te Tbe Joarail.t
Pendleton, Or., June 17. At a meet
Ing of the board of managers of the
Pendleton. Commercial ... association yes
terday afternoon, a motion was adopted
to extend an invitation to Portland pA)
pie to attend the annual round-up on
one of the three days, which will be
designated as Portland day. This ac
tlon was taken upon recejat of a com
munication rrom becreiary u. J. Chap
man of the Portland Commercial club,
eaylng that organization was contem
plating running an excursion to this
city during the wild west show. Special
entertainment will be provided for the
APPOINTED WESTERN MANAGER.
Boy From left to right, upper row Hans Nicklas, w. Emlg , A. Bauingarten, professor uenserowiki, o
rector; A. Plebock, Ote Hochull, captain; Joe Riesch; second row, John Relsch, w. Kranse, F. Laub,
Jack Zeller, Chris Zeller and Ernest Smith. Girls From left to right Professor Genserowskl, Char
lotte Ballin, Rath Ballin, Rose Klein, Anna Riesch, Louise Bou'an, Clara Habekoat, Anne Hochuli,
Hannah Buck and Hazel Henrys.
Twenty-two members of the Portland
Social Turn-Verein, accompanied by
Physical Director and Trainer Professor
Genserowskl, will leave tomorrow ntght
for Los Angeles, wher they win take
part in the Western National turnfest
Professor Genserowskl has been work
ing hard with both classes of young
men and ladles and expects them to
gather In a number of points in tbe
southern California metropolis. Before
they depart for California they will
parade around the principal streets un
til they reach the Union depot The
following cities will be represented in
the meet. Portland, Seattle, Walla
The Bayoceaa will eooa b ready for
This boat is only th forerunner
of mors like her. . The gasoline engine
as it becomes better known, will super-
Fleet Captain Jack Tate' runabout
Bllllkln haa again been on the operating
table. He says there has been so much
he matter with the Bllllkln that he
would not 'be surprised to hav her
develop any old ailment. The Bllllkln
IS all right when ah goes. With par
Ucular emphasis on the "when."
The new. nyer Oregon Wolff, wss
towed home the other evening. But
that Is nothing for a new greyhound.
It takea time to regulate such a power
plant aa her's and when there is a race
In alght the craft will be found attend
ing strictly to buslnesa ,
Oeorge Kinnear's Ruth ran up to Or
egon City laat Sunday. Nothing Is said
aa to how long It took her to make the
trip up there, but It is authentically
stated that one cylinder gave out on the
trip homeland It took her six hours to
go the II miles. .
If the cruiser Boston, which has been
turned over to the-OregOn Naval Militia
arrives In Portland Sunday afternoon, as
scheduled, there will be a large party of
motorboets cruise down to the mouth
of the river to meet her. It Is sug
gested that all Interested watch the
daily papers se aa to know when to
make the trip.
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muon enjoyment, juuging vy ner oon
stent gppearanga on th river.- Sh can
be seen at almost all times flying along
carrying Mr. Cooper, and hi . friends. '
Th Charmale was. tbe marshal's boat
during the marine parades June I, . ' ;
. . . Jhrls Winners el Tub 1. ' T
: First, free-for-all, 100. Oregon Wolff.
', First, It foot aoratctt, $80, Spear.
First.' cruiser handicap, bon bon set,
riiot im s, Astoria. -,.,
1 First, pleasure boat handfeap, silver
tea set Bylpn.' 1 . . ' -
: Second, pleasure boat handicap,' sil
ver piicner, rairpanas mom, ..
"... - Bay Sarade. .. -First,
beet decorated . wbrk boat, tog
Dl s, sliver ooffee set' - ',-. .-'
Second, best -decorated work , boat.
tug Eva, stiver soup toorteen.
First.' best decorated cruiser. Artisan.'
silver tea set
First, best decorated pleasure boat,
Oregon Wolff, sliver liquor set. j
Beoond. nest decorated nlaaaura- hoaL.
Charmalee, chocolate-set. . .
- jjjyenlne arads, . , '
First best decorated work boat. Fir
Boat vgtabl dish. , X
Second, best , decorated work Cbat '
Dlx. fruit dish. ,
First bst decorated cruiser, Emma,
stiver ted. set .
Second, beet decorated cruiser, Nl-
agra, silver water pitcher.
First best decorated pleasure boat
Jug. bon bon set ,
Second, best decorated pleasure boat
Naughty Olrl, silver vegetable dish.
Secretary C, V.
Walla, Taooma. Bacrameotp. 8an Fran- J runabout Charmalee, affords her owner
cisco trour ' teams;, nan uiego, biock-
ton, Denver, Oakland, Santa ,Crus,
Esoondldo, Los Angeles, San Jose and
(rabUsBera Press Leesed Wire
San Francisco. Juns 17. Ho In and
Tse Bheung, millionaire Chinese mer-
hants of Hongkong, who represent
practically all the commercial organisa
tions of the Chinese Empire are In San
Francisco to investigate and report on
the Panama Pacific Exposition. They
arrived yesterday on the l'ner Persia.
The commercial organisations of
China are sstd to be united In their
desire to make a big showing at the
"We believe San Francisco will hold
the biggest exposition ever witnessed,"
they said, "and f re here simply to look
over the situation. aVe represent the
commercial organisations of China,
which are practically united In their
determination to ahow the world at this
exposition whst we ere doing in th
way of business expansion."
Hard Surface to Replace Plank.
(Spcctsl Dispatch t Tbe Joortsl.t
Hi I Is bo ro. Or., June 17. The old
plank , roadways, which have covered
Hlllsboro streets for many years, are
being torn up this week preparatory
to laying . hard surface pavements. Bids
will be opened by the council Saturday
evening and. work will begin as soon as
possible after the contracts are let. .
Storm and sanitary sewers will be laid
before the paving, which will be bltuli
thle nd cover the business section and
five residence blocks as well.
Journal Want Ads bring results.'
Governor of California Asks
for Certain Brand of Tire
and Gets Them.
found It necessary to rouae Brundige
from his sleep near midnight to- get
tbe much wanted tire. All of which
goee to show that in automoblllng as
well as ruling the great state of Call
lomla Governor Johnson makea aur he
Is right then goes ahead surmounting
obstacles that at first seem sure to
Word comes from BaVersfleld that
proves that it Is poor policy to. deny
Governor Hiram Johnson when he ex
presses a desire. Accompanied by Col
onel D. M. Duffcy and his son, Archie,
who acts as chauffeur, the governor of
California recently made a trip from
Sacramento to Los Angeles In his loco
The entire trip is in the form of an
outing and tire troubles were the only
bad feature experienced on their jour
ney. The governor likes Diamond tires
and a Diamond tire he needed badly
when he arrived in Bakersfteld, but the
local garage were not boosting for Ben
Brundige, who sells Diamonds in Bak-
ersf leld. Upon being told that ' mere
were no Diamond tires for sale in
Bakersfleld the governor remarked that
surely they must be mistaken and after
leaving the garage In disgust Instructed
Acting Chauffeur Archie to find the
After hunting nearly all evening he
was finally put on the right trail, but
R. J. Linden, of 161 Holladay avenue.
Is the happy possessor of a brand pew
model "M" six cylinder Locomobile tor
pedo car, the aame having been delivered
to him by Neate A, McCarthy, Inc., local
agents, during the past week. -The car
presents a very striking apeparance, be
ing painted Palo Alto yellow, an exclu
sive Locomobile color.
O. E. McCarthy, of the firm of Neate
A McCarthy, Inc., spent several days In
Balem last week. While mere he deliv
ered a model "L" Locomobile torpedo
car to James Linn, a prominent citizen
of that city, the car being a dupli
cate of the one recently delivered . to
Russel Catlln, also of Salem.
J. H. Wilcox, the genial automobile
salesman, formerly with the "K. M. F."
company, has accepted the Dosltton of
sales manager for the Michigan Auto-1
mobile agency, who have recently es
tablished a branch on Hawthorne ave
nue. The Michigan car is very attract
ive looking, and Mr. Wilcox believes
has a great future In this territory.
Ouy Hallm&n, formerly salesman for
BOATS AND BOAT ACCESSORIES
the Stoddard-Dayton, Is now selling
Speedwells, and will be pleased to wel
come his friends at all time.
The eight-cylinder engine for the Cur
tis biplane, used by Eugene Ely, which
was left by .Ely at the shop of Neate A
McCarthy, for general overhauling, was
shipped yesterday to Kalispell, Mont,
wnere Kiy has arranged to give an ex
hibition ln--the near future.
WALDO HILLS PIONEERS
WILL PICNIC JUNE' 24
(Balem Bureau ef The JonrosL)
Salem, Or., June 17. Plans for enter
taining; between 1000 and 1600 people I
are Demg maae ny the - committee in
charge of the Waldo Hill Pioneer asso
ciation wmcn win hold us annual picnic
June Z4. as is the custom of the pio
neers, th picnic will tak place in the
grove on the farm of John A. Hunt,
some five miles east of Balem. There
Is a special committee to look out for
the welfare of those who are seed.
Special numbers are being arranged for
the program. , There will be music and
speeches. Everybody is Invited to as
sist In making the picnic a success with
his presence and his lunch pall
Ranch House Burns.
(Special Olsnstebi to Tbe Joemsl.t
Fteewater. Or., June 17. Fire de
stroyed the residence of John Davidson.
a prominent farmer of Hudson Bay, five
miles neiow Freewater, yesterday after
noon. Neighbors succeeded In saving
the outbuildings. 'Fir caught from the!
kitchen stove.- The loss is 12000, prob
ably with no insurance.- -
a S 'it''y" jy. waB rina"y pui n ln "nt aii, out' ouy Mailman, formerly salesman ror t ably with no insurance."
. rf ; i ? 7 -trkjx Water Craft on Willamette Show; Yearly 'Improvement .
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"JZPjH -hE2! Motor Boat Fairbanks MorMsred 20 mU per hour." - ' s ' .
"'- '''.V" Fairbanks-Morse demonstration motor 1os,ts on the river, "''and la alwayf re- Wheel, who is A. D, DaJy, in charge of
. "J' . 'rV"W Sw ' boat, which appropriately has . been ceived with a great 'deal interest the marine engine department of the
(5223BlS3nZ3? nned Talrbenks-Mor" This motor !EJLS?3w
' s Fairbanks-Morse engine, and Is guar- Mrftor . Mr Roaidinc. resident of week - the "Fairbanke-Morae woa sea.
. - Charles B EhanV r"" n,e w per the P. I. A N. ranway. of weiser. Idaho,
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POWER BOAT & AUTO CO.
' We arc now the exclusive agents for the
National Boat and Engine Company
Which is composed of ten leading Boat
Manufacturers of the United States.
It has been the policy of the Racine-Muskegon Boat Manu
facturing Company to give the boating public the full benefit
of the saving possible-through its tremendous business. -We.:
can sell you a, guaranteed boat a 36 foot by 10 footTaised
deck cruiser that sleeps six persons daylight accommodations
for twenty, galley; toilet, electric lights in fact, the most'
complete boat ever turned out at $2700, Portland. This means
a saving tq yoi pf 25 over any local price, v
EverytHngin Water Craft from a Canoe to ah Ocean Yacht
We have the most modern machine and repair shop in the
country Marine and Auto Repairing a specialty. Agents.'
for the Mianus 2-cycle motor. Used by the U. S. Government.;
East End Hawthorne Bridge .
, PORTLAND, OREGON. "
Large Shipment of
Gies Reverse Gears
GIVE US A jAUL
Gas Power and Supply Co.
244 HAWTHORNE AVE. Phone Eut 153
3 times ; at 'many
Grays used on the
Pacific "coast -as
any) L other ,,one
makei A tomplete
Model IT ' l stock of these pop
Note its Sturdy ular niotors carried
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Call and j See Therri ' BefeBuyinjf
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