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X' THE ; OREGON , SUNDAY; JOURNAL, PORTLAND, , SUNDAY
irGJIVMY NOT ; ONLY
CCI 3ER, 19. 13i:
GOVERNMENT ABORTS TRUCKS'WITH. FOUR
. ; ' WHEEL DRIVE AS BEST FOR ARMY' USE
. Contributions' Received' ftepfe-1
sent All Parts of Country
and Many Industries, x-
Detroit, Mich., Oct. if .--The response
by the large business and financial In
terests to the recent appeal of the Lin
coln Highway association for funda with
vuca m duuiu a. imiuvuiiujieuwi uiu-
way has been most gratifying-," said Era-
j ory w.- Clark, president ef the First
j tlonal bank, and treasurer of the asso-j
elation, today;;:'; s ii :s r-7 X;t- -is.'-.s ; j
Our pledgee at this data total up-J
i wards of 15,000,000. Many of our lead
' Ing business Interests In 4 the V United ,
'States have pledged us a sum equal to
1 1 per cent of their gross yearly business;
, but usually a fixed amount is stated.
1 The largest contributor is one for 1100,
, 00, and we have a number ranging from
j 914.000 to $160,000, Including- several at
I the higher pBTt&4$i.i:t.&fypti
, . Subscriptions Widely Spread, s'
"Subscriptions have come from many
representative men all over the country..
'for Instance, the bankers are represent
. d by such men aa James O. Cannon,
I president of the -Fourth National bank,
j New York. One Of Our state consuls is
a banker la Clinton, Iowa. W. F. Coan,
president of the Clinton National bank.
Mr. Coan la leading la the campaign for
lunaa from that state. .
"Among the railroad men who have
contributed are W. W. Atterbury, vlce-
president of th Pennsylvania company,
and V. C Brown, president of the New
York Central lines. Chief executives of
our statea have also shown their Inter
est, remittances reaching us In one day
from th governor of Utah, the govern
or of Wyoming and the Governor of In
: dlana. ::.X:: X'3 r,'.-SL-..-i ''
"While the route baa been announced,
the actual: work of construction of the
highway will not be started, ao far as
thla association Is concerned, until the
$10,000,000 which is required has been
pledged. ' This IS our work at the pres
nt time. Each state has a, chief con
sul, with power to appoint deputy con
aula along the route, and In contiguous
territory. Through the sale of certifi
cates, accompanied by membership cards
and car emblems, we hope to raise tba
desired sum , by July , 1914. ,
- -. Aat Companies Aiding.
"We have been given much of our sup
port by the automobile companies and
their allied Industries. The cement in
terests have pledged of their product to
an amount which aggregate about SI,'
000,000. Vehicle makers and manufac
turers of road machinery,- and many
more automobile companies should come
. forward, and, we think they will. They
will dlreetly benefit from the construe'
tlon of the Lincoln highway. 1 - -
- ."Those who will get tha most out of
It, however, are the farm era, and from
the letters of Inquiry and remittances
received: we find -keen interest in the
project. The farmers at nearly a hun
dred places, small Tillages and cross
roads, are already arranging for our ded
ication celebration on Friday evening,
, October 51.": ;i .pSi'J -' V
YOUNG BENEDICT NOT :
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"Chet'5;- Modres, ' Automobile
;i ManFaces .Alter With h
ft Unusual Courage,
' The JMoores Motor Car company re
, cently . received an additional member
of Importance among the company's of
t flcals.t' when c Chester Moorea. the.
younger or tne two firotners who handle
the Steams-Knight car for Oregon, took
unto himself a bride In the serson ot
...Miss. Lueen Moreland, the daughter of
' , rfu(ie uoreiaad or Baiem. .,-.
The wedding- really spelled the unify-
, inr 01 two or tne oldest - famuiaa in
aalem. , CL B. Moo res, the bridegroom's
- father, la now residing, in Portland.
,He was a pioneer t of Salem and had
( lived ' .there since coming , west until
' quite recent times. 1 , -,
Chester Moorea, or "Chef - as he is
known to his friends, is one of the most
1 popular men in automobile row. and he
. wa tne subject of no end of aood
, matured chaff .when his wedding was
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a 1 uuvnuvn uuio wrie rwuy sur-
prised at the very matter of fact way
I in which he prepared for his wedding,
. There was so little of the usual em
, larrassraen.t about htm and' it was ao
1 aifiloult to get him at all' excited.
f ' nervous or shy In any way, that rival
- dealers aimoat gave him up in desoalr.
J As a matter of fact "Chet" spent the
j morning of his wedding with the dent
ist., an appointment be had mad some
' two weeks ahead, simply became ho
1 though be would have a spare hour of
1 wo oerore me wedding. " , , . ,
' Whenever any one started to say to
. Jlm, Well, don't you feel excited
I about Itf Getting kind of nervousf ! all
the - young benedict would . say ' was,
t "Why should I worry T She's so" much
; better than I am and she's had every
, 1 opportunity of knowing all about mo,
seeing that we were playmates together
, ever so long ago, that I know what a
. wise step I'm taking and if she's satis
' fled with me for a husband,. I'm the
I one to be congratulated on tny luck."
, and with that . "Chef j would turn to
. sending another wire to the Stearns fac
tory. In; connection with new models.
For 'fastidious stenographers a per
, fumed , preparation for cleaning type-
writer type has been Invented.' v t
r , I itltery truck, which 1b first of fbur'tov p& delivered to United, States iuartermaBter' 'department.',-: i' !
trucks recently purchased by thft Un1ted United States army, has Just been com-
States has been delivered. , It is claimed I pleted, and the first truck, of thla, new
that, on account of this truck driving on
all four' wheels,' It Is of -greater rvalue
for army use, as it gets better traction.
This four-wheel drlva' Idea was trted) em
In Portland two years ago, when William
McCloud 'had a four-wheel 1 drive, truck
built and exhibited on the' local streets.
Just .what went with the company or
ganized to build the trucks is not known,
but since the United States has adopted
four-wheel-drive trucks, : Portland may
yet be the site of s truck manufacturing
plant v--.-f-l if;-"'--!' '';-' r '
A one hundred mile test of the new
Quadruple truck, . built by ' the Jeffery
and interesting design is now in! service
with the troops on the Mexican border.
The actual dlBthnce covered In the
government test was 101.2 miles,, and the
route was. through a rolling country,
with BayaraJ -"bad hills. The roads' were
of dirt, sand and black mud, made heavy
and .slippery by'constant rain. - jThe ac
tual running time was hours and 10
minutes, the average speed 11.8, miles
per hour, the last 44 miles being covered
after dark. Th gas consumed was 1.B
gallons.toil two Quarts,' water two quarts
and the grades negotiated ranged from
I to 20 per cent . - ' .
No adjustments were made,' and 'the
hood , was sot .raised, during the' entire
run. ' , . " - - . v .
: .The .truck has been adopted lit the
military service with the . expectation
that it will .be able to carry an eaual
load and travel anywhere that a four-J
mule team 'can a-o. " ' .':'?-
1 The truck drives, steers and brakes on
all four wheels. It . climbs over jn ob
stacle v instead of pushing .the front
wheels svervXt will leave the road and
travel "over plowed fields, and 'will pull
up . S5 per cent grade. i,' . X
The differential- works on the wheel
that has traction. ''.This makes It pos
sible to get traction on any. one of the
four wheels If difficulty is encountered
in mud, or if any one wheel slips on fee.
nnounCement tnad concerning theHTv vvri
factured and Bhii'ptd u. ,,ig the similar
early period of the l:l;i season. The
1914 models" are now leaving the fac
tory at the rate of 80 aday, 'which is
a very heavy output at 'this dat for a
car of high class and shows, that, thq
Cadillac production has reached an ex
ceptional stage of systemiaation, effici
ency and speed..: i -V; 1, V-
announcement "mad concerning
character of the 1914 model a remark
ably healthy interest was shown, result
ing la ftn unprecedented number of ad
vance orders. Now, that the "publlo has
had an jipportunlty to learn something
of the Cadillac's two-speed direct drive
axle and the other new features and im
provements the'' interest has been great
ly increased. ,''
. In spile of the fact that the produc
tion has already 'reached such large
figures; Balesmanager e. C. Howard re
potts that each morning he Is deluged
With telegrama,rtelephone calls and letters-urging
the rush, of - shipments and
pleading for more cars. Mr, Howard sayg
there. is no' question-, that the, 1914 sea
son :fvlll '..eclipse' any , in, 'the hiatoryiof
h concern, not,'bnIy lln Inumber of cars
aoJd,,.but ; In., tbe keenness of the ,de-
maiul and tb .-di-alert
iy , shown by the
to satisty that
rn nmmrn nr ennm
Effort to; Mix' Auto Racin 'and
Industry , Only Another Proof ,
, at any-.rater-ooes-nia ju
credit. For automobile sp' t
nicrciulizpd" soon after K
has remained so- ,at , ft.ll, '
engrafted on the industry, bui .
the fict there never was a ti'
sport and -business remained 0
gether, for any-considerable peri.,
merely a matter-of time when t.
apart, port la foreign to In'! .. : !
:tittjmmtmrMwmf mi n '"IllfW-
1 Abandonment -of the ; Vanderbllt sndl
Grand Prize races by the Savannah Au I
tbmoblle" club, for the same reason that' become ao thoroughly and utterly "'com ,
Rudng and other,.fon
served the purposes
trader as haa' been , pi
fQr some three -years.. A
father- to- the , thoug'
to kep up courage, in.
result. The pity of it ,
even these purposes fre
allytio automobile Sport w.i.
those WhQ .-should , have tnauo .
duty "to do so, and who' must have .
seen the result, permitted the aport
caused the abandonment 'of-C; ao many
other events failure .to attract a suffi
cient number of, entries has caused the
president ' of that - Georgia organization
Jo, declare ''jthaV .autonioblle sport ' has
become 'commercialixed.'', . irl
The'jsentleman; -oweyert Is ln error,
merclallzed" that amateurism was whol
ly lost sight of,
' The..present .situation 1 merely . addf
erapljasls to the fact that, amateurism,
howevee, pooh-poohed, is the foundation
of all sport and that. without it no sport
can or. will endure, -. , '.,.! , . .
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AUTO DEALER TELLS
OF-DAY M CARS
VERE TAKEN AS JOKE
Thirteen Years Ago .America
Had Never; Had -Sfiow;. 15
Miles, an Hour Wonderful,.
NO. 1 OLD AUTO TIRES .
7j4c , per lb.- delivered, y . ': "
NO. 2 OLD AUTO TIRES "
Sc per lb.. .3;-X;v;;;--i;t ?;
INNER TUBES from 14c to
Nothing, too large ' 'or too
mall to handleX''".:vX' ' -. ., -
A phone call will bring a rep
resentativecall Main $198.- "'
Wholetale Dealer in Scrap Rub I
ber Metal and Cast Iron.
OHica . and Metal Warehousa
i'tiXt-RObber 'Warehousa -;tV X
Wt&WSM ' Front St ?7
IRON YARDS, S. E. CORNER,
i WATER AND MILL STS '
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Harry, Keata. -, '
Keats said,' "that more than 800,000, cars
will be madnd "sold in this country In
1D14, the prospective buyers who are ex
pecting lower-; prices and await the
comings of ' the 'perfect car' will V never
be. automobile owners. . They fcan. bow-ever,-:
get more real car value - for. their
money today; than ever before. Today
every manufacturer is giving the publlo
dollar for dollar rvalue, : and it Is' now
simply a question 'of satisfying the pur
chaser's taste as, to the details of the
'job.' ' ',X'-
"The surface' of motor car, usagehas
hardly been' scratbhed.' Wher one car
has been sold in the past hundreds! will
be bought .in the-, future." :. oi-- .,. .
r Mr.. Keats Vis, man-of. strong per
sonality, a natural. born leader lof men.
His success, has not changed, 'him from
being a. good t fellow.-; and f to the .men
under him he gives credit where credit
is due and has not forgotten that not
so many years ago he, too, worked for
a salary. , ; -
YEAR 1914 EXPECTED
TO EXCEL-ALL OTHERS
At the close of (.business Tuesday,
September SO, . the Cadillac Motor Car
company had manufactured and shipped
2778 of their: 1914-models; iThlsils' four
times as many models as 'were manu-
At 'tesshian "Price
Investigate early if yon intend buying a car
, t. ' "V
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MICHIGAN AUTO & BUGGY CO.
X VrxV .Sixteenth and Alder; Streets' ; ! t v
-r'. aissaKM a tssssw
There! Is' only i one Harry Keats, In
Portland. Everybody who has been ber
any length of time knows this' happy
rotund personage, who directs the des
tiny of the Chalmers output . in J the
northwest; .' i')v".-j' , ' " ., .-'.-.. . v:-.v.
BefiJro entering the automobile bus!
ness. Mr. ; Keats was a bicycle man.
Those were the days, however, when It
was not fashionable for men entering
the field of fortune to carry, extra
noundaae. Now that the motor car game
Is a success, Mr. Keats sits at his big
desk down on, Broadway and Burnsid
and always has a bappy srriile for th6Se
who drop In for a chat. In talking over
the automobile situation last week. Mr.
Keats said: "Just think. IS. year. ago
America had yet to see its first, auto
mobile show. .- K. -; XX" "" ': :'j
'Thirteen years ago, ins man . wno
seriously talked of the automobile as a
practical thing was laughed at. At tnat
time It miles an hour, was considered a
wonderful performance, but today motor
cars have averaged 14? miles an nour on
ha ruvtoni beach COUri. '
."Today we have over 800 automobile
makers where we had about 9i tnirteen
yearaago. Not '.more than $2,000,000
worth of cars were sold than, whereas
a conservative estimate places the sales
for ,191 4 at $300.000,000.,, v
..V Aato Staple Vrodaet. ' j
"While 'it may.be a ''erase, ot'M
reckless speed bugs to travel at a mile.
a-mlnute speed all 'the tune, tne y
mobile-today is a SUple product- The
automobile is no. longer a . niiury, ' ine
plaything of the' wealthy it par a neces
sity, a time and money saver.
I believe It is. safe to tnak the as
sertion that 1914 "will go down in motor
car history as showing a wonderful In
crease in the sal of -cars in tne small
towns and farming districts;" - r a
. In reoly to a Question Mr.1 Keats
stated that While 75 per cent of all sales
are , actuated by pleasure, tfis owners
soon find they can combine both pleas
ure and. business. ' The farmer, rural
mall ' carrier, , country doctor, real es
tate agent and other business men M
smalt cities realise tnat the motor car
Js a Labor and time saving investment.
. -4 ne purcnaser can ieei assurea . tnat
the American motor car. builder Is' giving
him the best In tha world at the price.
Four or five years ths buyer-of
a motor car was not sure or securing
duplicate parts but the reverse Is true
today; -,'--: -viVX1' fio;;.-'';V'' .'-'-'.'X':
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