The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, June 18, 1911, Page 37, Image 37

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, : , . .. THE OREGON SUNDAY' JOURNAL, PORTLAND.' SUNDAY MORNINO.i JUNE 18, 191!.
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38 STATE BODIES
Driver Twice Hero Under, Like Conditions .
Meeting of Nafioriar Auto As
, sociation Shows vThat 'All
t ' Clubs Are, Working for Bet
ter Highway
Thlrty-lght etata bodies ar now In
cluded In. the mambrshlp of the Amer
ican Aulotnobllo association. South Car
olina belait tha Important addition mad
at tha aaml-anniul meeting of tha
hoard of dlrectora. held June 4 In New
York city, at national headquarters
No. 47 Fifth avenue. ' Pennsylvania
inU netlflontlon of an Increase of five I
rJuha: Mlchlnn. two: Now York, three:
f, while bther atatea Reported single
gain, i n ciuo toiai ta now ijii wun
a grand total in excess of 41,000 mem
- bar.
Trealdent Robert P. Hooper presided
at the samlon. which cave marked evt
dence of tha vaatiy Increasing scope of
the A. A. A.,' especially n reference to
Us good roads and touring information
activities. ,
. The proposition of federal aid Jn
roada building occupied a goodly part
of the session, but the reports from
, various parte of the country made clear
the pronounced progress of state aid
in many sections. Reference waa made
to the famous Du Pont highway which
will run tha entire length of Delaware,
thanks tc the generosity of General T.
Coleman Du Pont, a member of the
. Delaware Automobile association. The
Automobile club of Maryland, and the
Delaware body have cooperated In the
marking of tha road from Washington
to Philadelphia.
Good Boads lecture.
Illustration of the diversified high'
way Improvement efforts of A. A. A
clubs was afforded recently by the
Benson (Minn.) Automobile club, the
members of which conveyed farmers
from miles around to the town for a
good roads picture lecture and other
entertainment. Many of the guests had
never before appreciated either the
vatao of the motor-driven vehicle or
realized the importance of first class
highways.
From Connecticut came news of tha
adoption of a law which contains no
reference to miles per hour restric
tions, and, furthermore, the statute
grants 30 days to non residents, with
the single proviso that they must have
registered at home. The 'Maine Auto
mobile association announced the pas
sage of a trunk line highway bill which
will give the Pine Tree Btata mile of
excellent roads.
light Xw Effective.
The New Jersey delegates could not
tell of the passage of an up to date
reclDroclty clause, but they were able
to an v that an amendment to the 11 ah t a
sn U -Vehicles. law now made It truly
effective. The newly formed Newark
folotor club will work with tha Associ
ated Automobile club of New jersey In
perfecting state wide organisation.
which, it Is predicted, will be plenty
I, powerful enough next winter to rid the
commonwealth or us oonoxious power
of attorney clause.
Pennsylvania. Vermont. Maryland ana
Virginia all recorded the passage of
iiood roads legislation, while Nebraska
predicted a prairie highway before long
and Texas also supplied news or xu
ture millions to be expended.
California is busily engaged in pra-
Darin k for. the expenditure of -Its 118
.000.000 appropriation, ana Dotn tne uai
lfornia states bodies, one north and
the other south or the Tenacnapi range,
are entitled to much credit in the prem
lsa.
Portland Club Working.
The Louisiana Motor Federation has
lust completed., In the vicinity of New
Orleans, the famous Cher Aientour roaa,
"wntto the Fortran (Or.) Automobile
Club Is assuming the burden of work
requisite to the completion of the cele
brated Mount Hood highway.
The Wisconsin and Minnesota state
' associations have scheduled reliability
tours which promise to give Impetus to
hlrhwav Improvement.
Artaona and New Mexico, celebrating
their forthcoming entry Into statehood,
Intend to enter upon a vigorous build
jug of roads. Missouri Is preparing for
hiichway advancement, and the lnter-
mountaln states of Idaho. Wyoming,
Utah. Montana and Nevada are thor
oughly interested in the subject, col
Orado a employing us convicts, ana
many other states are doing the eame,
With Georgia leading all In this regard.
- The American Automobile association
has some extensive plans In connection
With good roads work which President
Hooper , will soon announce.
Harry Knight.
LITTLE BRUSH WINS
COMMERCIAL
CONTEST
. Ttio first Important commercial car
contest to be held on the Pacific coast
nded-on May 18. In Los Angeles, with
a victory for the Brush delivery , car
entered and driven by Y. ft. DeTalle,
In competition against practically all
Of the light delivery commercial cars
that have been Introduced Id that eri
ritory and handicapped by an overload
whiAk .miuintMl to almost KO nar cant.
Mr. Delalle finished the .run with . a
-tors. - -. ,p JVV;-"',''''''-,rV,-J'rfr;-'
1nr1ha1 tha
hardest run ever encountered by the
majority of contestants. The Brush
. winner was' a car of 600 ' pounds ca
pacity, selling for $660. Thia is a type
' of ;,motor delivery wagon which': has
mniia a mtrnntr anneal everywhere to
merchants and : traders who 'have nu
merous light packages to be delivered
over wlda areas. , .'
FRANKLIN TRUCK DOES
f SERVICE AS PICNIC CAR
5 Guy Irwin of Lps Angeles lias blarod
ho way for-what perhaps may prove to
fee one of .the roost popular forms of
picnicking. Takng a Franklin on ton
truck with stake platform body; loading
Indianapolis. Ind.. June 17. When
the multitude of spectators on Memor
ial Day at the 600 mile race saw
human form drop from the mechani
cs n's - seat of Jagersburger s case car.
roll under the rear wheels and then
get up dazed only to bo confronted
with the sight of onrushlng speed de
mons, no one knew tn.il youuirui
Harry Knight, who was to be the savior
of the young machanic's life was. going
to repeat what had occurred once be
fore In his brief racing career.
For this same Knight on the day be
fore the Falrmount Park races In Phil
adelphia last year was confronted with
a situation identical to that which de
veloped at the greatest automobile race
n the country held here Memorial Day,
n Philadelphia during the trials, tne
driver of the Mercer car In rounding a
turn.. threw a machanla out of bis seat
Into the path ox young Knight a car.
Knight saved this man's life by turn
ing his oar from the race course
through a fence clean Into a field.
Realty to Hake Tim.
At Indianapolis, driving one of the
prettiest races that has been witnessed
in many a time, having gone 280 mtlea,
260 of which were without a tire
change, making a record for such an
event and then -folding by a good mar
gin a position near the top. Knight
wap coming down the stretch In his
powerful Westcott racing car at the
rate of 86 mllea an hour.
This hero, despite his 21 years and
short experience in racing circles, was
just getting warmed up to the poasl
billiies that he had in the barking
Westcott with the biggest motor that
tho. Ruttenbur Engine works had ever
built. He was coming down the grandi
stand stretch. Knight had told his
youthful mechanician. John T, Glover,
to fopen the air," he Intended to see
what was in the car. Tor," as ho ex
plains it "I had not as yet really
opened the Westcott
Jagersburger's Caso car broke a
steering knuckle. The car had Just
left the pit after a miraculous .escape
from injury. C. L. Anderson, Jagers-
burger's mechanician, leaped from the
car, he says. In' an effort to try to
get to the back wheels to stop the car
now beyond control oftits driver.
Saw Death Year.
Knight saw the car pull from the pit
He remembered that he had passed
two cars on the back stretch. Glover
had Just told him they were close be
hind him. Knight saw a cloud of
smoke, then dust. He knew something
was wrong. When 20 feet from An
derson he saw the human form on the
track. A bead bobbing in the air first
caught Knight's vision. He at once
knew there was nothing for him to do
but to sacrifice the greatest chance of
hla racing career In an effort to save
human life. To think with Knight was
to act Ho locked the rear wheels of
his ear for a skid to the pits.
Knight said that the Fairmont Park
lnoldent loomed into his mind and hla
only thought waa to successfully strike
the pits without injuring anyone. It
has now developed that both Knight
and Glover were sailing from the race
track to the pits,' both with prayers on
their lips. Neither1 expected to leave
the course alive.
The Westcott car swerved from the
course, struck Herb Lytle's Apperson
and wreoked a Flat Knight's car waa
a mass of Junk.
It up with 11 passengers and driving it
to the foot hills back of Pasadena was
the -way he picnicked one- day -recently.
Folding chairs were placed on the bot
torn of the truck, and the passengers sat
comfortably upon them. Throughout the
entire Journey the chairs did not shift a
bit In any event the stakes around the
edge of the truck would have prevented
their sliding off.
The truck la equipped with pneumatic
tires, a wood chassis frame and an easy
riding spring suspension which permit
speed without' Jolting. The drive is
about 16 miles and was made in one
hour and a half. Lunch was spread on
the broad veranda of tho mountain
house of John Franklin Perry, whose
guests the party were. The house over'
looks the valley and plain. In the after
noon ferns and wild flowers were gath
ered on the mountain side after which
the party started for home.
Both the return Journey and the trip
out were made without trouble. This
form of outing proved so popular that
motor truck picnics may become numer
ous. ,,
Improving Streets.
(Special Dispatch ta Tht Journal.)
The Dalles, Or.. June 17. Extensive
street Improvements are being 'made
here In the residence districts, streets
whloh are unused on account of rocks
will be opened and graded.
When In Hillsboro
c .Den of Sweets r
Hie'' "S wetland" 'of : Gar Town.
MAXWELL
THE GREAT
ECONOMY CAR
Model A B, 16 h. p. Business Mans munabout 67K
Model Q, 82 h. p. four-cylinder Boadater ; y?. i .. ........ ..... 850
ICodel 35 h. p. roradoo Touring Oar .............. -81050
uaA1. V! 1. SA h. n 1apAaov Fmirtntf , Cat i . '. i . a-?KR
Modal O A, 30 h. p. Toredoor soadster with demountable rims,
, ' extra tire,, tube and rim, Hartford Shook Absorbers ......81550
, PUCES - POHTIiAlfll BBUTZBIT 4 . .
More Doctors and Mercantile Establishments, in, Portland Using
" Maxwells Than Any Other One Make of Automobile..
UNITED AUTO
636 AXDEB 8TKBET.
TMatrlhntnra fa nrunn
COLUMBIA - '
PHOJTXS -MAX2T 4337, A-71T1
SAMPSOXr TB0OX8 j
If- ' : : It I
i
More "White" auto trucks are
"; in use in Portland than all other
kinds combined.
White Motor Gar
6th and Madison; Portland;
Co.
iOr.
GONE 9776 MILES
It Is In Good Condition Still
Lack; of .Inflation Causes .
s ' Tire" Troubles -
H The Diamond Rubbor eomn&nv kaa Ma
exhibition in Its window a Mx4M Dia
mond lira whlfth haa nn tTTa k.iu.
S' Pleroe-Arrow aaml.llmnnalna
which waa driven by C. K. Little. The
lire sun jooks good ror many . more
mllea,' notwithstanding the fact, ibat It
haa had several trips Into the country
4n4 seen some pretty rough service. The
above mileage .goes to prove what tire
serf ice can be had from Plamond tires
when same art kept sufficiently Inflated
tad driven Intelligently. ' ' t , . - L ,
' Beventy-flve per cent of the tiro trou
blee arc due entirely to Insufficient In
flation. The tire, to give service, should
be kept pumped to Its full capacity, and
In order to do this, Jt Is nooeaaary to
put air In at least every three days. This
Is not a dimcvit matter to a as an
tiro .concerns v snd jnoet garages are
equipped . with ceofpreeeedl air so that
the tires can ba inflated with practical
ly no exertion on the part of the owner
or driver. To get beat results from a
tire, it should be kept up to a pressure
corresponding to the cross section In
Inches multiplied by II. ' Thus, a four
Inch lira would take 71 pounds, and- a
threo and one half Inch tire, pounds.
p jyWBl 1 LJ
Here's the Car You Can Afford
' : v ' ? ' 1
COMPANY
AiiiO Supplies and Sporlinff Goods
! : N.W. Cor. 6th & Oak Sf ,
Auburn Motor Car Co.
ROUT. SIMPSON. Mff.
605-7 Burnsldo Street
JK. 7339 Main 3674
mm
ouAXAjmzo rom zxrm
Touring Cair
$1000
F. O. B. PORTLAND
With full equipment, including top, wind shield, gas
lamps, generator, tools and fore doors.
More Than Any Company Ever
Offered Before
AND WITH IT YOU GET ALL
THE 1912 IMPROVEMENTS
Here are some of its features which no other car ap
proaching it in price can show.
BOSCH MAGNETO The best money can buy.
110-INCH WHEEL BASE-Makin?; it the easiest
riding car on the market.
LARGE BRAKES Guarantees safety.
ROLLER BEARINGS THROUGHOUT No balls
to break.
A carload of the new cars arrived in the city this week. '
PLACE YOUR ORDER NOW.
Smith-Cleveland Company
DISTRIBUTORS.
BALLOU & WRIGHT
Largest Stock
Automobile
AcceSeSories
M & W TIRES
MONOGRAM OILS
88 Sixth St, Portland, Or.
Belmore, MacDougall, Moores Co.
Auto Bodies, Wheels and General Repairing.
AmAca, cecum umiura ajro
Chanslor & Lyon
MOTOR SUPPLY CO.
MOTOR CAR FURNISHINGS.
Pacific Coast Agents for
Hartford Tires Harris Oils Stromberg
CARBURETORS.
627 WASHINGTON STREET, PORTLAND.
Marshall 1018, A-7633.,
ACCESSORIES
Everything for the Comfort and Need of
the AutomobilisL
Largest VULCANIZING PLANT on the Pacific Coast
Western Hardware and Auto Supply Co.
Phone M. 8828, A-2016 S. E. Cor. 7th and Pine Sts.
Crowe Auto Co.
Oldsmobile
Marion;
Sixteenth and Alder
99"
Vulcanizing & Retreading R. L BLODGEH. 510 Alder Si I!ain7035
It's AU In the Tire'
West Coast Supply Co.
31 to 33 North Seventh :
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NEATE & MCCARTHY, Inc.
Main 6374, A-7577 694 Washinjlbn St, Cor. King
Hi A
Motor Cars
J . . Model 63 34 H. P. -
Showrooms 15th ndshington
Fore-Door Runabouts and Fore-Door Touring Cars Now
at Salesrooms r -
SMITH -CLEVELAND CO.
7th and Coach St. '
Menzies - DuBolaS Auto Co.
nil wttMhi WM
riionaa A-3981,
lotorc
yclcs
INDIAN
AND ,". T'k
EXCELSIOR
BALLOU & WRIGHT, 86 SIXTH STREET
APPERSON
sag
II ar-
REO
NORTHWEST AUTO CO.
f DISTRIBUTORS ; ;
F, W. VOGLER, President
Fifteenth and Alder Sts.1 Phones Main 7179, A-4959 ,
Schacht MotollCar Go.
- x Commercial and Pleasure Cars : (
CORNER. FIFTH AND HOYT STREETS N,
AUTOMOBILES
DISTRIBUTORS,,
- i - .
Por Oregon, : Washington, California
.;.t, , and Nevada 1 ' ,(,-
' J? W. LEAVITT & CO.,
' 529-531 Washwgtcm Street
Twitchell fVlotor;
Car Company.
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