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CnmiT SUNDAY JOURNAL, F0I1TLAIJD, SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 23, 1013.
COMPANY H ELPS TO SWAT"
fOTHE HIGH COST OF LIVING
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" (Firestone restaurant at Akron, Ohio.
be an Improved highway from New TorS
io.the Paciric coast, lie also has a vis
Ion of a steady caravan of motor cars
crosHlng the continent to visit all parts
of the Paclflo coast when the world's
fair Is on in San Francisco.
' , Roads Snuprlslag-ly Ooed. ' '
"I ro't the surprise of my life;" was
t)ie 6penlng report of Crawford. "Here
tofore I believed that, western Toads
were quite Impossible for pleasant tour
in. Now 1 Jiave the correct Informa
tion. j A;.;. V. :-.. A,'
paaaeB. i rannoi recau any pari ox inn
i trip that was particularly bad. Of
I course, one does not ' want to start
I across the United States and expect to
find a continuous road of macadam,
j brick or asphalt, but If a man has any
reasonable .conception , of what good
i country roads ought to be, he will 'not
be disappointed In this trip to the Pa-
clflo ocean. The best explanation i of
road conditions that I can give is to
refer the. skeptic to the report of the
J dismantling of the Cole test car In San
jrrancisco aner it naa croesea ine con
tinent. There was no appreciable signs
of wear on any part of the car. This
proves 'in itself that a good automobile
ran mukii th nrAKi ntmtrv run without
'any injury; and If we could. accomplish
this! with days Of severe testing hunt
ing roads a"d bills on which to strain
our car and much harder work than an
owner would give his car, it Is easy to
appreciate how easily and pleasantly
the trip can be made when the motorist
Is out for nothing but pleasure." , '
Westward Travel Heavier, , j ,
. When he declares that transconti
nental touring is' due for , pronounced
Impetus within the next year or two,
Crawford does 'not assume the robes
of the prophet. He is Just speaking from
experience, he says. While on his 8800
mile trip he met a great number of east-
'' J Helping1 Hs nearly employes to
, swat" the hlgh-cost-of-llvlng bugaboo,
- the Firestone Tire and Rubber company
' has established across the street from
it Akron tire plant, a restaurant where
-meals are served at cost Breakfast,
' dinner, supper, and a meal at -midnight
are served and when-the ..clock regis
ters "time 'to, eat,'' tlay or night, the
. restaurant Is stormed by an army of
.jmen. - , ,. .: s. ,.;-;:.
s The serving of meals began in Sep-
tm ,l II 'ill' ll l .1
tember. Before that, the employes had
to depend for their food on the not very
good restaurants In the neighborhood of
the factory. Exorbitant prices were
charged In those places and it was soon
seen that the men must have seme re
Uf. After thoroughly investigating
restaurants maintained by,, factories . in
various industrial , centers, r the Fire
stone company planned an eating house
which combined the good points of all.
On the first day 800 men were served
in It minutes. . - . -. - u
GREAT VEST CAUSES
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chief teeter, of the Cole Motor Car com
pany. . . ' i; , ;
-Since the motortng populace is Intent
with'' piahal-foir a through transconf
tlnental highway, it is 6nly natural that
LChief Engineer Crawford should be an
enthusiastic disciple , or gooa roaas.
While he is more or less inclined to laud
the work of the Cole "six,' every time a
grpup " of interested auditors- gather
around, him he immediately launches
into a discussion of the, possibilities' of
transcontinental touring! Crawford pre
dicts that within three years there will
Roads; Surprisingly Good and
Ir'Transcqntrnntaf Trfps Like-
riy to; Become
.-Indianapolis, Oet.7 25 Tanned to a
- glowing': brown, feeling ' as fine and
strong a. the. cub beer that road with
them, ihe-ipole transcontinental testers
came backbome. . Fifteen states k and
the province Of British Columbia, a con
: aumintf .enthusiasm over the west and
a ''speedometer reading . of 8800 miles,
told, the Story of . the three mobthe test
. trip. ' xThre was a long line of cars and
,bl, crowd of friends to-meet the re
turning . trio at Plainlleld., about .16
miles from the city limits. .,
1 A parade throuH. . the , business dis
trict and art!, Informal reception ..at'-ih
. Coiumhla lutt marked" Ihe, conclusion of
the most" remarkable -test. trlp ever At
tempted.' For the moment .Indianapolis"
automobile world is .discussing nothing
'but tW 1 trip, of Charles B. - Crawford,
chief "engineer; H:' C Bradf leld.-, flald
advertising manager and Lew Pettljohn,
. Throw Vour- scrap rubber away
.when you can sea it oirect to a
wholeiale dealar and get ,. the
highest market price.'" 'Nothing?,
too large- or - smalli fori yds ;toj
handle. -Phone n$ andxur-nia
will call and buy what you Save."
."Whotcsale dealer in scrap rubber,
metal and ast Iron. Office and
metal . . place 18S v. Columbia St.
. Phone Main .5198.' Rubber ware-liouse-307
Ftorit Sf Iron yard;
E. cornei1' Water. arid Mill Sts
iWe arp positively- the - largest
dealerslia scrap rubber in . Ore-
erners going west and westerners going
east. .,. . " ('A.1-,' ''
"I annot begin to' enumerate,' ! said
Crawford, "all the. fine road we found.
But J could tell you in a very minutes
the real bad roads we were forced to go
pver. Aside from the detours we made
for the purpose of testing, there wasn't
600 of the 8800. .miles that you could
really call bad, and part of the "bad"
stretches were causal by rain."
In the three months that Chief En
glneer Crawford was on the road with
the test car, he' has learned so much
ists in general that tne Cole Motor cr
company has decided to publish in book
form the results of this trip. The book
will contain data concerning transcon
tinental touring from the automobile en
gineer's view point. It will be" distrib
uted among all motor car owners, par
ticularly those Interested. In transcon
tlnental touring. ,,
GERMAN MEN SEEKING - -TO
Berlin, Oct 86. On the theory that
the average German, woman prefers, an
Interesting man to-a-handsome one, a
new industry is springing up in various
German, towns. One - firm advertises
thus: ; "How can you become interest
ing? Only by using ' our: ointment,
which will give you a ,wan. .. spiritual
look." Another concern Is reported to be
doing a flourishing business providing
imitation scars, "!such as decorate the
chteks of university students who in
dulge ia.student dueling. The firm ad
vertises that it "will produce the scars
"without pain or interruption . to busi
ness." ' Close resemblance to the real
thing is guaranteed in the advertise
BUILDING OF PANAMA CANAL IS . . ,
r.-. ' ; TRIUMPHANT ACHIEVEMENT
(Continued From Page One.)
In case of serious illness the employe
was given hospital care and free med
ical attendance and nursing. V '''-
In his rest 'hours' the man at work
for the government in Panama had
and the government -agam' furnished the
club house, the bowling alleys, the
pool and billiard tables. Kven the club
superintendent and the club stewards
were on the federal payroll. . -
Churches were provided by the gov
ernment, and the preachers were paid
as a part of the government expense.
Children of the men ; employed in canul
work had free schools and free schdol
supplies. . " '. .
ACK of this plan of making the la
borer more than a human machine
was a master mind. .. i ,-, ?:
It was not until Colonel George W.
Goethals was sent to the Isthmus to be
come chief engineer and chairman of
the Isthmian commission that the enter
prise began to assume Its real measure
It was his idea to get an organisa
tion, a . tremendous force to work. In
which each individual would be bent on
giving to the government the very best
that was in him. Recognition of the la
borer's right to be considered a man
was Goethals' master stroke. .
1 Goethals has Accomplished more for
the elevation of the status of the labor
er than can easily be understood. - His
achievement- at Panama, doing 1 more
work in less time and better than ever
before -'done, has impressed a lesson
upon the labor contractors, the superin
tendents and foremen all over the world.
In his first speech -on arrival at the
isthmus. Colonel Goethals said he want
ed no saluting on the Zone; that no man
would be Judged by the salutes that' he
gave, but, rather,, by the work ' that he
iK: Their. tat2r-i5?fr:-.4 r-itasin,
and from that day has never -worn lion
the work- r- -:'--:-,v-''""i'r '
Next Colonel Goethals made a rule
that every man at work in Panama
should live In Panama. - He then moved
into a house on the brink of the Culebra
cut, where he could -look down on the
construction trains, the steam shovel
the drill machines, the manifold en
ginery of that vast undertaking. ? i v; .
tabor Problems Decided, , v
it Asked to recognise the - unions ard
sign contracts, Colonel Goethals per
emptorily refused. He said the mn
were not there to fight one another, but
to fight the Culebra elides and the Cha
gres river. Besides, it was not a pri
vate enterprise for profit, but a govern
ment project, for the good of the world.
He raised the scale of wages paid, but
forbade strikes. The first worklngraen
who attempted to act in concert in de
manding, an increase were discharged
, Foremen were ordered to cease swear
ing at the men under, thern, and this
tule was rigidly enforced. Officials who
had carriages while - others . had . none
were suddenly told to walk. ' . 1
Colonel Goethals, who will go down in
history as the builder of the canal ard
the one man .without whom it la pos
sible such abundant success coiild n t
have been obtained, was born in Brook
lyn, near; the oi l ThIhi ' - 1
years ag. ' His anrf ' i n v ! !
ers, his grandfather a ti -t t
, His father wus so poor t'-.U t v
at 11 years was at work runnii t
rands for a broker enl going to chiH l
at the same time. Ho etarteil at 15
week, and kept the Job until he earn i
$1S, fjihd'all the time munutred to ke. n
up with his classes, and well ahead. .
that he got en appointment to AVeit
Point on merit In a competitive exam
ination. '; '' . ''
thals stood second In class of 6.'. Only
two mn wfra named to the corps of en
gineers from that class, and GoethU
was one of them. '
. After years as an army engineer. Goe
thals was transferred to a station under ,.
Colonel Merrill at Cincinnati.
"The most unfortunate tiling for you."
said Merrill, "is that you are a lieutenant."
, "X amrhere to learn," answered Goe
thals, and he started out aa rodman.
From then on with Goethals it whs
drill. He rose rapidly, and built dUes,
dams, Jetties and canals in the tropics
during the Spanish war,1 all the time
preparing for his master work, the con
struction - of the great waterway be
tween the Atlantio and Pacific -
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Bays Father Is Banker.
; Eugene, Or Oct. 25. -A young man
giving the name of Ernest Bowen and
declaring that he Is the son of A. H.
Bowen, a banker of NoblesvlUe, Ind.,
is in Jail here, charged with the theft
of . '. a - purse at a local . restaurant. .
Bowen was arrested In company with
two other men and all of them are being - -held
Baggage Transfer Bwvlce Co. Main
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iGreatlRedutf tion in ;Price
A Real Sensation for All Truck-Users
; Mare Strcnsth, Less Weight ;
and Prico 5? 1 OOO : Lcsa Than Any Other
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The, Dawn of Better Business Day for
. Truck .Users Writs Is f or Agencies We )
Are Factory Distributors ' for Oregon and
W?'& ' l-.'i Southern Washington . A ' A:
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No Other 4tSixT iii the : '
The:new' Stud'ebake'r "six? tVnds ' absolutely
: , alone and . spirt: in the entire field of si- '
' ' 'cylinder cars. " ' v -v
I rAtMts price of llSW iess by' hundreds thirty
jthe price of . any other "Six It brings
' Tnii 'vHv'fviftr' .thh - .''li niirativi sd.t: ,
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, . . vintages of tne j'ix v. - Ch -,,.-,-.
lt vbrlngs ryou .these, advantages, emphasized
V .' and enhanced because this "SIX" is not
, ' only a manufactured "SIX," but ft Stude-
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:a Studebalrer" '
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So - ! 'if
in Comfort --"frri
It brings you passenger capacity for seven. '
It f brings you the manifest advantages of
: electric, llrhtlnr and starting throurh a
. two-unit system thtt has proved itself, on".' '
. t thousands of Studebaker cars. ,. fX'(--,A-i I
Not because of the price
. mark; ,but because of
the trade mark.;
1 .1 '
y V1 Vou -have' never before een able, to-bny such );"
-'i,ctr at msrs.V"?--' - t"'
, x.i Today you . cannot' find such , another ycr, at ,
' . S ; ,4 this price, In the entire world,
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, . Six, Thousand
- ,Manuf acturing -Operations .,; ,
Ho. completely the Studebaker-"SIX" Is the
, product of the, great Studebaker plants !
you "will realize when you know that Its .
construction requires more than 6000 man.
ufacturlng operations. . ' ,
We build Its. motor; from the, raw' Iron, and
. steel, down through the numerous pro- '
" cesses of casting, machining, , grinding and
1 assembling to the .finished product -.-;;
build its full-floating rear axle stamp the '; '
i itgnt tnougn tremendously strong bousing
from the sheet steel; we forge, cut and
i machine the axle and transmission gears. ,
Throughout the . rear axle and transmission,'
. V " In the front wheels we use 13 Tiraken
roller bearings for quiet, easy 'running. ,
V 1 ' , , A' I v ' ' ,, f I s
A '' k A ' ''Economical , . '
' '- of Fuel and Tires - r '
In, fuel consumption we believe ' the "SIX" ,
- ; will match, if not surpass, the economy of.
, - any car of equal horsepower, r Its1 motor' '
" - . size Is 5 yixS Inches. ' t i k "
5 It Is economical because, in spite of Its 121
4 inch wheelbase It is light, and easy on (ts ,
34x4 -inch tires, yet it is wonderfully
strong. ,i ' ,'-.'' .
It Is generously roomy and richly upholstered,
( . and carries its seven passengers In utmost '
- In design and line, the "SIX"' acknowledges nq
greater beauty and grace. c '
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' '"-"V l -.Separate
- I . ', Electrical Units ! " '; ':
.-The starting and lighting system is the Wagner :
two-unit, ' starting - motor , and . generator '
' . separate. ,' i : "
' " Lamps are " Gray & Davis , ' highest quslity,'
parabolic type." . t' . ' , , t .
' In short, the "SIX" lacks nothing In style, ,
Deauiy or comiori.
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Not because of. the good
looks; but because of
" the good name.
Not because 'of the out-"
' side; but . because of
;.the inside. ;
; OREGON MOTOR-CAR CO.
58-60 North Twenty-third Street'
A. N. Allen ............... Ridgeiield, . Wash,
Allen Riff e . . . . . ........ . .Grants Pass
Barrett Bros. ....... .Albany
, S,f E. . Gruna ,e Son ............. . Woodburn :
' C B. Cannon.', , ... i .Roseberg
Col. Auto A Mach. Co.. .Hood River
John Hermans .Forest Grove
Ivie A Psyne. ................... .Shoridan
J. A. Lamb A Co. , .CoquUIe
Medford Garage Medford
Prank L, Miller ......Aurora
C. J. Moss,. . ........... .Vancouver, Wash.
1 Pee. Highway Gang. ...... .. .Oregon City
M.. A. Rkkare! CorvalhY
Rlngrosn & Keyt...... . . , . .McMlnnville '
W. L. Soehren..... DaUas
So. Oregon Ante Co.. t. . . . .... Klamath Falls
Sweet ' 4c Drain Eugene
Vkk Bros .' .Salem
' Welther-Winiame, . .............. .The Dalles
Ross A Brown.... ....... La Grande
- Roes A Brown... ;............. .Pendleton
Studebaker. Detroit. Mich.
Tto 'TOUR" the hnal Word
Among Four-Cylinder Cars
: . This Studebaker" "FOUR" has been ! developed
. - from our experience In building 110,000
."FOURS." t . . ."s
; Its price, liOSO, represents the1 outside limit,
' ? -.ryou should pay tor- a !'Four"s because-no','
"roue" can give you more, in actual value
or performance,' tnan this .on. ooes.
So Us price is right.' r Its capacity Is right. Its 1
J lower is right. It Is the right type the t
ast word among four-cylinder , cars, .
a' "Y. A Powerful ; ; jn: ,A
Long-Stroke . Motor-" ' "V- '
' Noflilng that we can say here will give you an
, . adequate Idea of the power possibilities of
this car or of the things of which it Is -(
actually capable. --',
The motor presents , the latest: 'approved en'
? C ' glneering practice---cyllnderS cast en bloc,'"
AA.-, vslyes enclosed, exhaust 'and 'intake manl- "
' folds integral k -
The' Intake Is very, short 'and direct, placing .
the carburetor in - a : most advantageous -position.
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: In fuel, both oil and gasoline, it will give long:'
mileage. , . ,
Thirteen Timken "bearings reduce friction and
' l wear to the minimum at every point in the
.. ' transmission and rear axle and in front ' :
a . 'wheel hubs. . v
A Car Pleasing
, to the Eye
- Th,e "FOUR" presents the beautiful continuous ' '
'Stream-line effects,, with hood sloped up.
ward to a deep cowl. , - - , -
, Running boards are. clean and free, with foot
'. ' plates of aluminum. , ' ,
The gasoline supply is under the cowl, giving -
i a short, direct; gravity feed to the car.
' buretor. - '
Its rear axle Is of the full-floating type, and
- The rear springs are full-elliptic, very long and !1
; ' easy,; and .with - the lower: . member . sus ,
. pended beneath the axle. r , , t
A Electric Lighting
. ' and Starting
'It has left hand steering and center control. -
" The electrical starting and lighting equipment
1 . is the Wagner two-unit system two units . .
-' for greater efficiency and greater depend
, ' ability.
Headlights are Gray & Davis' best qualify
parabolic lamps. ,
The windshield is of new design, ventilating,
clear vision ana ram vision. . - .
, Moat Mocfern and " "
, Complete Equipment
Rims .are detachable, demountable, with one
-'-textra rim and, tire carriers at the rear.
Studebaker-Jiffy curtains are' always ready for
. quick lowering from within the car.
The dash' ; equipment 5 Includes ' illuminated
- - speedometer, oil feed and electric current
Electric horn, robe rail, tools and tool box are
alsQ furnished with the "FOUR." '
The car can now be seen at the Studebaker
store, , and a demonstration arranged,
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