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Paving Plans Are
Section BttwMB Trontdale sad Stone
Hay Vot Be Keady for Dedication
Present indications are that the
paving of the Columbia river highway
between Troutdale and Stone will not
be finished before the day set for the
official dedication of the highway dur
ing Roue Carnival week as had been
Owing to unfavorable weather con
ditions the contractors have been able
to make other than slow progress on
the "Sandy cut off" and "Flguie
MOTORISTS BOUND TO
TIRE COMPANY WILL ;v
GIVE BIG SUMS AS. v
PRIZES FOR RACERS
$10,000 Will Go to Champion':'
Driver of 1916 Season;1.
Second and Third to Share.'
FINDS RECREATION IN CAR
PIONEER CAR GOING STRONG
FURNISH A BIG FIELD
SEATTLE WARNED TO
AVOID ROUGH PLACE
Detour off Pacific Highway
Near La Center Will Lead
Over Good Road.
Motor Gars Finding Their
Way Into Remote Sections
of Great Continent,'
TRUCKS ARE GIVEN TRIAL
HEMPHILL MAKES JOURNEY
GIFTS TO BE OUTRIGHT
Manufacturers Say No Reason Exists
for Inducing Use of Their Brand
mu Nearly All Do 80 How.
is, lomi j"iaca ropumv. - "
V AMr aa YX7ffk.
Seat of Way In Fin Sbape, Beporta
Beats Motor Go. Man Making
Journey In Big- Chalmers.
Amassment at Work Done by the
Monster Fre'lff JWcllilM.
SOUTH AMERICA W1L
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That the motor car is finding its way
Bnto the rfinolc sections Of .South
nierlca. kikI that the. great southern
ontinctit will eventually offer an 1m-
Bilense tertiinry for ttie autornonne
ranufiti-tiin-r to l;ike liUo oonstdera-
ion ami t cultivate, is brought out
In ni article by William A. Tleld In
he May number of the Bulletin of the
fitti-Aincri'-aii I'niou. Kven in those
ountrif-s where good ronds arc scarce
he automobile Is becoming a ncccs-
Itv tor Industrial purposes, for in
mivy places it is beginning to demon-
irate its value In Hie transportation
freight and pnHsengrrs where rall-
oadtt are impracticable or too cxpen-
Ive to build. In t li iis lonnectlon Mr.
In the barren flit rate section of
hilt where the cart and mule have
Olifc done fnlthful nervlie. one finds
Oday a numli'-r of automobiles. Dur-
ng a rcent Journey through the ni-
rgfe fields several machines were
taeed- at the writer's disposal, and
hey did excellent service over some
f th most trying trails to be enr-oun-
rd In any country. l'"u rthermorc.
t" was learned that el'ht motor trucks
re to be given a trial In the handling
' Truck Caused Amazement.
"A few months ago, while tin; writer
, as in Paraguay, the first motor truck
ver seen in that country arrived in
Kuunelon. A considerable number of
ii-asure cars, especially I hose of
lieapcr grades, are In use In the Par
guayan capital; but the arrival of the
nOnster truck created a new interest
litld hundreds of citizens watched the
rr.er!ean agent demonstrate the possi-
dlltle's of his machine.
Business Is Growing.
"Bolivia, one of the world's most di-
trslfled countries topographically, has
keen using the commercial automobile
or several years to great advantage,
tallways were not being built with the
ctivlty that the country s trade de-
nanded, and trucks were Introduced
n a regular run from Po'osi to Sucre,
distance of loll miles where highways
re far from good.
"Peru, as everyone, knows, is not a
iind with many miles of automobile
oads. There ure, however, in I.lma,
be capital, over 300 machines, many of
ihlch are used as taxicabs. In Colum
ia the department of public works has
iade plans, ba ked by government ap
ropriatlona, for constructing lilirh
,ays suitable for automobiles.
Venezuela, notwithstanding that gas
Ilne is BO cents a gallon in Caracas, is
uytng cars and Improving roads. Dur-
the last fiscal year three auto
trucks and 227 pleasure cars were
hipped to that country from the
The greatest natural field for the
utomobile, however, In South America
to be found in Argentina, Brazil and
ruguay, and in each or these coun-
les Improved .ilghways are being ex
uded and motor vehicles multiplying
pldly. In 191S Argentina alone lm-
orted 6116 automobiles. An automo-
He show is to be held in Buenos Aires
hif year in connection with the roun-
ya' centennial ccietration, an event
lilch will doubtless not be lost sight
by the American manufacturers.
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Miss Relle Bloom, who enjoys her Chalmers as much as her piano.
Gas Tank Struck,
Blue Laws Worked
Of His Advertising
turn Chalmera Will Spend Million
Dollars This Tear for Publicity, Most
of It Oolng to Daily Papers.
"Money makes the mare go" Is the
d saying. Hugh Chalmers has
tanged it to "Advertising makes the
irs go. 80 firm is Mr. unaamers n
lis belief that $1,000,000 will be spent
tla year telling the public about
Newspaper advertising 1 the back-
me of the-Ghalmers campaign, though
course 'some of the great national
eeklies and magazines are also used.
,aul Smith, vice president In charge
sales, says this of newspaper ad-
"The local newspaper is the, now
edlum. It Is the solar plexus blow
hich hits at the door of each home In
ln'h dealer's town. And that means
les now. The national weekly and
ugazine is necessary, but the timely
ow is delivered by the daily paper
each sales district. As a proof of
ir absolute faith in this fact we are
ing 1600 newspapers throughout the
untry several times each month In
e campaign we are now waging."
In a recent talk Mr. Chalmers said:
'-'Advert ixlng increases my sales so
at I simply cannot afford to do with-
it it. The only man .who can't ad-
rtlse is the one with so much busl-
pss he can't handle it; or the man
ita so little business It isn't worth
hlle. Our secret of advertising Is as
itiple aS A. B. C. Be honest, be aen-
blft and be persistent."
Baoklng up this interest-creating ad-
prtlsing, the Chalmers company Is up
biding its standard of "quality first'
the 3400 r.p.m. Six-30 Chalmers and
e results are phenomenal. The com
natlon of advertising and quality.
kcked by service and aggressive sales
antshlp, has already put more than
,000 of these cars in the hands of
ivners, The owners are joining the
wspapers In advertising and the com-
iny is building 22,000 more Six-30s
1 of which are practically sold today
the demand which has been created
No Spooning on the Roads.
Motor car owners are now facing a
W fine for violating the law in Lower
lerlon township, outside of Phlladel-
la. Fa. The fine is Imposed on
lose who persist in using the ton-
aus of their cars instead of their
rlors In which to spoon. The gen
jal method Is to park along the road
i and put the lights out.
Auto for Mall Carrier.
Patrons : of Jason Busby, a rural
e delivery carrier out of Taylor
le, III., presented him with a motor
r as an appreciation of Ions- and
thful service and lie has disposed
his horse and wagon. It was neces-
ry' to secure permission from the
vernment In order to substitute the
"Let's pet a drink." said the
gasoline tank to the carburetor.
"Right you re." said the car-
buretor. "1 won't go another
step 1 n:an revolution unless
we do. Send the driver after
a scuttle of gas."
Wherewith Charles F. Runkle,
climbed out of the driver's
scat of his machine and took
Ids hearings. Sighting on the W
sign board he discovered that
he was in the proximity of
Forest Crove, with a good car
under him, but nary a drop of -fc
the precious fluid that makes
the car go.
"It's a Kood thing we ran
out so close to town," com- ft
mented Mr. Runkle. "With
that he stepped out with a
willing heart and started out
for the town to get gas.
Every good story of the road
must have a "hut" buried in id
it. Here is ours.
But. Mr. Runkle had forgot-
ten the "blue laws" of Oregon jjt
while the people of Forest
Grove had not. He hunted
high, and he hunted low for a
man who was willing to take
a chance. But, gas he could
not get. it simply was not for
sale on Sunday.
The blue law did not affect
the telephone and after some
delay, gas from Portland fin
"Where there's a will there's
a way," chuckled the carbu
retor." The boss gets his from
California and we get ours
A government statistician has found
that about 1500 persons are struck by
lightning in the United States every
year, of whom about 500 are killed.
Three Counties Vote
On Bond Questions
Umatilla, Union and Coos Consider
Road Problems Two Former Defeat
Flans Coos Carries Bonds.
At the recent primary election three
counties, Fmatilla, Union and t'oos,
voted on the question of issuing bonds
for highway improvement. In the two
former counties the issue was over
whelmingly defeated. In Coos county
the issue carried by a majority approx
imating SOU votes. The amount of the
issue authorized is J362.000. It will be
expended in standardizing the grade of
the main roads of the county.
The defeat of the bond issue in Uma
tilla and Union counties was not due
to opposition to road improvement but
to local disagreement as to the roads
to be improved and a sentiment that
the county was not prepared to eco
nomically administer the expenditure!
ui uits jtti go nuiiin iu ue raiseo. in r
Umatilla county tfcis was $980,000 and
In Union county $400,000.
Busted Trusts Are
Worse by Far Than
Whole Ones, By Heck
Wasco County Will
Vote on Bond Issue
Special Election to Be Held on Matter
of Issuance of Bonds for Road Im
provement. It has been decided to call a special
election In Wasco county for the pur
pose of voting on a $260,000 bond issue
for road improvement.
It is proposed to apportion the
money as follows:
The Dalles to Dufur, $25,000; Dufnr
to top of Tygh grade, $no.0on: top of
Tygh grade to top White River hill
$:.000; Maupiri to Shaniko, $25,000;
Khaniko to Antelope, $23,000; Antelope
to Jefferson county boundary, $20,000;
top White River hill to -Maupln, $5000;
Columbia river highway, $12.000.
This apportionment gives the north
end of the county $125,000 and th5
south end $1.15,000.
They busted up the trust, they
They cracked the oetoDUs,
Thev trailed the dragon to his
With quite a bit o" fuss.
Thev cut his throat and hacked
And gave him forty fits,
And with the aid of Uncle Sam
They sliced him into bits.
No more the oil of Mother
Would wind its pipe-line way
Into the dragon's maw to be
Doled out a later day,
At prices low or prices high.
Whatever waa decreed
Without regard to primal worth
Or cost of hay and feed.
But now what's this we see
On filling station's door?
The price of gas is higher far
Than ever 'twas before.
O, Giant-killer, take no more
The dragon's deathly toll.
The next time you would kill a
For our sake leave him whole.
By Ralph J. Stachii.
Motorists who ma- attempt the road
to Seattle are warned again to take
the detour just before reaching I.a
Center oi the way out of Vancouver.
Roy Hemphill of the 11. I.. Keats Auto
company was over the Pacific highwav
as far as Chehalis the early part of
the week and has turned In a good re
port on the condition of the roads.
I Hp turned the nrow of the Ch,ilmer
S400 R. P. M. out over the road from
Vancouver at a good pace until he
readied a point 14 miles from the res
ervation town. Here there is a fork in
i he road. Onp leads direct to 1-a
Cer.ter, via the Pacific highway, while
Cie road to the left leads to Ridgefield.
The Pacific highway is not vet in
i shape and also Is rough. Machines
j still are getting into trouble there. So
jat this point. Mr. Hemphill advises
j using the road which leads to the left.
This must be followed until the flm
road to the rieht is reached. That
road will lead anain to the Pacific
This detour is by way of the road
which leads to -Ridgefield and will
pass the motorist over the worst part
i of the stretch. The detour is graveled
I all tVi. W3V unit in fiod drlvinc shane.
Rest of Way Fine.
"The rest of tiie way to Chehalls is
In fine shape and tourist are many."
says Hemphill. "T left here Sunday
fternoon and drove through to I he-
halis the same exenlng. From Vancou
ver to Castle Rock, with the exception
of the small piece mentioned, the roads
; make one of the finest drives for such
"In fact the entire distance Is good.
A short piece of plank road makes
j careful driving necessary but an aver
age pace or 20 miles an nour is very
Oldsmobile that was Morrow county's first marhlne and which is still
in active service.
One of the first 10 ears in Oregon Is
still working and enjoying its ripe old
age on the roads of eastern Oregon.
It is an Oldsmobile, and is owned by K.
II. Hall of the Oregon garage at Hepp
ner. Or. It was the first car Twned
in Morrow county, and today still has
all its original parts, with the excep
tion of tires. No one knows how far
it has traveled, because speedometers
were unknown when It started. 1 rom
an estimated tire record, which has
been checked, its mileage seems to b
over ir.0,000. Today the car 1.4 just
the garage messenger boy, but still
alert and able to stir.
easy over the whole road.
"I was surprised at the number of
people who are traveling both ways be
tween Portland and Seattle. Almost
at every turn I met a car with goggled
drivers and dusters, heaped high with
the equipment of the tour.
Kalama Road ImproTed.
"The road out of Kalama on which
they were working a few weeks ago
and which was rather bothersome at
the time, is now a fine stretch of hard
macadam. From Kalama to Kelso the
road is excellent.'"
Hemphill says that the fishermen
should turn their cars in that direction
way are filled with big ones. He did
occasionally, that the streams up that
not have a chance to try the waters
himself but he saw plenty of sports
men who had the evidence of good
Hemphill spent the lay with the
Chalmers owners and dealers In the
territory. The demand for the Chalm
ers 6-30 has been heavy from e co
part of the northwest but exceptionally
so from these western counties of both
Oregon and Washington.
When writlnit or culling on mlertler. rl"iie
n-entlon The JoiiniRl. (AiIt.i
Ten thousand dollars for the cham
pion race driver of the 191ti season,
the second best and the third, divided
in a manner yet to be announced, have
just been put up by the II. F. Uood
rich Rubber company.
The telegram from W. If. Rankin,
representing the "dt i h officials '.
sa y ft ;
"There is im rc;i on w hy the? Uoo! ,
rich eonipany should extend any awarj ,
lor the pin pose of Inducing the use
of Sllvertown twin cable cord llr3
land it does not. but gives outrlghU
j without a string tied to it of anv
kind whatsoever, JIO.ihui between t- ,
' authorttlvely determined champion...
the second and third In order, irro "
spectlve of the make or kind of tireTI
that may be used by suld winners.
The American Automobile assocfa
tion. the offi litl association of car
owners of this country, has prepare!
rules to govern the determination of
the actual champion for the season
of 191fi and will he the sole arbitrator
regarding such award.
"The Stlvertovt n cofd tire Is tini-i-versatly
recoKnlr.ed us the type of
construct h 11 insuring best results 1U
f-peed contests and used almoit ,
exclnsiveH by racing drivers.'' . '
According to the latent "Automo
bile.'1 17 of IS dilM-rs at the Sheeps
head May classics used Silvertown
tires. Ralph Mulford In his Kenwa-.
lionsl dash with the Hudson, when he
traveled 1X19 miles and broke tho
world s long distance sustained apel '
recor d, also tnueled on S 1 1 vet to wns.
The spi l.e just announced Is coil
sldered generous recognition of thi
selection b outright plirebase by drlv
ers of racing cars, fci use In con
tests. These sele t inns have beon
without the Influence of any iijpneyv
Jjaw Protect Motorists.
The New -York state assembly has
passed -jnantmously a bill of interest
to automobllists, making it a misde
meanor to place on roads anything
likely to puncture automobile tires.
The measure' prohibits the placing on
any road, highway or public place of
glass, tacks, na.ils or other articles
which might Injure an animal or per
son, or puncture a tire.
Wliy Fine Homes
Look over the fine homes in the best residence districts and
observe that no two look alike. IVhyt Because successful men
and women invariably have definite, individual ideas. Homes
that are different express this taste so, too, do motor cars that
are unlike the commonplace.
The Winton Six is made expressly for these men and women. Its
superior mechanism is clothed in beautiful forms and colors that are
individually planned to meet the requirements of each buyer person
ally. We have, no monotonously -repeated, set "standards." Each
Winton Six is a special. It becomes its buyer's personal possession
in the fullest sense, because it is precisely the car in performance
v and appearance that he desired above all others. Our artists gladly
submit suggestions for your approval.
Two motor and chassis sizes 33 at $2485, and 48 at $35oo.
Consider us at your service simply telephone
The Winton Company
Winton Building, 23rd and Washington Streets
Phone Main 4244
IS WHY WE HAVE TO BUILD
20,000 CHANDLERS THIS YEAR
BECAUSE, in the midst of new motors, new theories, experi
mental engineering efforts and a host of untried and
uncertain ideas, the Chandler Six stands out in the limelight as
The Proven Mechanism
There are thousands of discriminating motor car buyers who do not
want to experiment. .Thousands who want a known motor, powerful, speedy
and of assured dependability. Thousands who want such a motor in a big,
beautiful high-grade car. Thousands who want, with such a motor, Bosch
Magneto ignition, Gray & Davis separate unit starting and lighting equip
ment, solid cast aluminum motor base extending from frame to frame,'
annular ball bearings, silent spiral bevel gear rear axle. Thousands who insist
on a handsomely finished and leather-upholstered tonneau cowl body mounted
upon such a chassis.
So- these thousands are Duying the Chandler Sue; the pioneer light
weight six and still the leader in the entire field of (jars selling for less than $2000.
Come See the Chandler Now
POWER Ample to take
this car, loaded, aaywher
that any automobile c&n
SPEED More than 099
out of every thousand ear
owner would erar wast
or dare to uae.
MOTOR The Btarrekras
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FREE FROM ANT
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Seven-Passenger Touring Cmr, $1295
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