The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, March 30, 1919, Page 49, Image 49

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.War More or i,ess Obscured Its
Activities, but at That 795
Miles of Highway Were Added,
Over $5,000,000 Available in
, This Statef In Northwest and
Alaska Total Over $20,000,000
The. full effect of the federal aid road
act la about to be realised. Durinr the
world war it was obscured, but not com
plexly so, a in .that time it is shown by
the official records that 795 roilee of
government aided roaa ha been built In
the . United States, and over 8000 miles
appproved for construction. ..
Dlscnssinr the application of this law
to Oreron, LT1. Hewes. district engineer
f the United States office of public
roads and rural engineering:, in chance
-- of district No. 1," which embraces the
states of Oregon, Washington, Montana,
Idaho and Alaska, said:
"The federal act allots to ; Oregon
within IS months 14,330,944 for . post
roads and approximately $1,016,000 for
'national forest roads and provides for
-'' this district of the bureau of public
roads, which is the lour northwestern
states and Alaska, a, total for post and
forest, roads i. the next IS months of
' . $20,230,000.
J . . Location Surreys Hade,.
"There have already been covered by
reconnoissance and location surveys dur
ing the past 27 months, in this district,
102fr miles of national forest roads alone.
There have been placed under construc
tion S3 miles, and in the state of Ore
. con alone there has been finally sur
veyed 80 miles, and-t)laced under con
struction 41 mlies
"In the matter of post roads in the dis
trict 48 miles have AsGSn approved, 62
miles recommended to the secretary of
agriculture, 192 miles under agreement
and 186 miles under construction at an
estimated cost of approximately $2,00A
000, of which the federal government Is
to contribute 80 per cent
"In Orepon the mileage under agree
ment is 136 miles, approved by the 'sec
retary of agriculture 48 miles and the
same mileage under construction. The
; estimated cost is $652,510, of which the
'federal g-overnment s to pay $308,933.
May Be Bnllt Aaywfcere
"Federal aid for .'post roads is not
confined to light construction or remote
locations or to roads exclusively, where
mail is. carried. Under this amendment,
- poet roads may be built practically any
where and may cost as high as $40,000
per mile,, exclusive of bridges, and
- bridges over 20 feet long may cost what
ever the design requires over and above
$40,000 per, mile, and the federal govern
ment will share equally, in the cost.
)- JThe federal government has no small
conception of the road program in Amer-
. lea. The postoffice appropriation -bill
author! res the secretary of war in his
discretion to turn over all the war ma
terial that he does not require, to the
. secretary of agriculture to help build
roads. To get an idea of the magnitude
of this offer, I call your attention to the
Item of T. N. T. explosive only. It is
estimated that this first district of the
bureau of public roads will require for
the construction of national forest roads
In the next two years 600 tons of this
explosive. Not only that, but requisi
tions have already been forwarded from
this bureau for 15 carloads of equipment
as soon as available, for the four north-
. 'west states.
Beady at a Moment's JTotlee.
And now about the construction of
the Mount Hood loop national forest
- road. In the Columbia' national forest.
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Your Money
Before you Invest your money in stocks or
bonds, you make your own careful investigation
of the stability and profit-earning capacity of
the Investment. ,
Before you invesi in a motor truck, satisfy your
self on these same two points,
Carefully examine the Atterbury Truck's design
and construction. Compare it, item for Item
with any other truck at any price.
And bear -in mind that 1 4 years of successful
truck building assure you of the STABILITY of
the Atterbury. ?
. Compare the Specifications
1 lr2, 2 and 3 1-2-Ton Trucks
. Ready lor Delivery ,
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Also 3H Ton Equipped With Dump ,
Body and HoUt - ! .
Atterbury Truck Sales Co.
t 343 Oak Street - Phone Broadway 354
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With the acquisition of all world's
ttaipn ue raima oecame unaispuiea an-rouna ensmpion automobile driver. Between 1903 and 1919 be won
to leadership In road racing, hill climbing and speedway running This year, with the aviation-motored
Packard specials pictured above, he. took Uie straightaway racing crown, at a maximum speed of 150 miles
per hour. : . ; . . .. , . ; .. . , . ;- .. .
I understand that the forester at Wash
ington, Colonel Graves, has been favor
able to "; the Idea of constructing the
Mount Hood loop road for-the past five
years. Mr. Benson, chairman of the
Oregon .state 'highway oommisslon, as-
Lsured me last fall that he ,wa favorable
to the construction of the road on an
adequate standard for intended use. At
the present stage of administrative' ex
changes 'the function of the engineer has
been limited to the preparation of plans
and estimates and professional advice.
We are In accord with -Mr. Noreross.
assistant . chief engineer of the forest
service, that the road should be of suf
ficient width to serve as a double track
road. The engineers of district 1 of the
bureau of public roads are prepared to
advertise for the construction of this
road tomorrow, If assurance were given
of the execution of the project' agree
ment by the state, highway commission
and the secretary t of agriculture.
Credit for Many
"This road is going to be built, and
there is going to be room for a great
deal of credit to fa. great many men.
but above all it is to be remarked that
neither Mount- Hood nor the Mount
Hood road is exclusively the property
of any one county or any one state.
This, mountain and the road that will
eventually be built around it belongs to
the people of the , United ' States, be
cause they are the ones who will in
herit the possession and upon whom the
Northwest country: will depend for the
full development of this great scenic
idea by the message they will take back
to the Atlantic seaboard, which- is the
unfailing source of -tourist . traffic."
United States Uses
' Big Part of Rubber
The total cultivated rubber-producing
acreage of the world is now about 2,000,
.000, of which 1,6.00,000, or, 80 per cent,
is controlled by Great Britain. Yet the
United States uses : three-fourths of the
world's output of crude rubber. The
Goodyear Tire , & Rubber company of
Akron, Ohio, owns its own rubber plan
tation in Sumatra, where 20,000 acres
of former Jungle land are now given
over to rubber cultivation. This com
pany uses about 10 , per cent of the
world's supply as much as the cen
tral powers used before the war.
Judge as Well as -Prisoner
Kansas City, March 29. "What are
you here for?" asked Judge John George
in the North Side court of Theodore
Ellis, who was appearing before him. "I
haven't bought a. city license tag for
my automobile," replied Kilts. "By
George, I haven't got mine, either, ex
claimed the judge. He took Ellis and
they went to the city clerk, where the
licenses were procured. . He discharged
cm is.
records for distances from one kilometer to 20 miles on the straif ht-away,
British Have Recognized . for
Years Benefit of Using High-
ways in Some Districts.
, For many years British railways have
pref erred to run vehicles orer highways
into regions where comparatively little
business originates, rather than to con
struct and operate, branch railways, Jt
has been known for some time that the
engineering section of the United States
railroad administration has been con
sidering this subject. Charles A. Morse,
in charge 'of engineering and . mainte
nance in the railroad . administration's
organization, indicated his belief that
under some conditions motor trucking
would answer all the purposes of a
branch line and save the railroadfora
pany the almost invariable loss which
the operation of a branch entails.
It is, pointed out by Mr. Morse that a
branch railroad can often be built at a
lower cost than a highway suitable for
motor traffic, but this branch can only
be used by rolling stock. Th high
way must be-built, anyway. The eco
nomic problem is to determine whether
We are not In, the used -car
business because we like it, hut
because it . is necessary. We must
trade In used cars in order t
sell new ones.- It is not our object
to make a profit on this branch of
our business, but to get the used ears
In at their cash value and sell them
as Quickly as possible In order that
we may leave the way open for more
trades. Too many used cars in stock
would block our new car business,
consequently w MUST keep them
moving. That can be done only by
keeping the prices attractive. We
urge you to come up and look our
stock over and get acquainted with
our methods. v
This car has been driven by a high
class chauffeur, and, consequently,
has had the very best of care. Cord
tires all around about 75 per ; cent
good. Priced right.
Series 8, in excellent condition.
Cord tires. Price 100.
1913 model. 7 passenger; much spe
cial equipment. This .car Is owned
by one of. Portland's most prominent
families, and has from, the first been
in the hands of one and only one
of the very beet chauffeurs in Port
land. Consequently, car 1 has ! been
kept well and Is in remarkable condi
tion, for its age. Now being offered at
very low price.
1912 model, S passenger, little six.
Paint and mechanical condition good.
Price $1600.
: Little Six. 7 passenger touring car.
Very little difference between It and
latest model. Price still further re
duced since last advertised. Cetainly
priced to move. See for yourself. :
1918 touring $600 ; 1917 touring at
1917 TomrlBg tSSt
Besides the cars mentioned, we
have many other to. choose from.
Some of these cars wili be displayed
today out in the open on 21st, in order
that 'they may be aeen and demon
strated with. ease. ; , - V
Tersis tf desired.-; So salsreyresea
tatlos. MOTORCARCo.
Tweaty-fIrst . and Watblagtoa' 6ts.
it la wise to put enough money Into
the highway to make it fit for motor
trucking, or whether it Is better to
leave the road fit only for light vehicu
lar travel and put money Into a branch
railroad for the heavy freighting. Mr.
Morse 'acknowledges that there may
be branches which should be abandoned
and their roadbeds turned Into high
ways. He points out that long.' hauls
by motor trucks may save transfer
charges and other expenses which make
branch lines unprofitable to the com
pany and the shipper alike. In short, be
takes the position that the subject to
study is transportation as a whole, and
not the relative merits of trucking and
railway haulage as unrelated, conflict
ing rivals.
A new gas oven is so divided into two
compartments that different degrees of
heat can be maintained in each with the
same set of burners.
Phone Gresham, Perm erf 194
p'-v;:rS'-V''V fkw Re-enforced ,
i!: ; ' ,7 OSy 'To insure longer wear
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rtf 5t"vV -Z-Aii-J 1 1 inforce a bridge. .
. , ' . TROUTDALE, Or., March 20, 1919.
Wentworth & Irwin, Inc., Second and T.aylor, Portland, Or.
Gentlemen: My! three and on-half ton GMC truck will be three years
old the 17th of next June. The first set of tires lasted forty-iwo thousand
miles, and for two years my repair bill was nothing. I have had the engine
looked over and Tightened up a little and am on my second set of tires. The
truck runs like new. r ; v '
The load shown in the photograph was. delivered to the Oregon Packing
Company at Vancouver, Wash. It consisted of two hundred and forty 4;ight
sacks of green string beans and weighed about seven tons. I owned another
truck before buying a GMC, but do not believe I could get a better truck than
my GMC at any price. Yours truly, (Signed) A. P. SIMONI.
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Distributors GMC Trucks
Klamath Man Tells of Remarkable
Change Few Years Has
Made in Ohio.
"H. J. Ticknor of Langefl valley. Kla
math county, who recently returned from
an extended visit in Ohio wants to put
In an ear for the cause of good roads.
He says ; "While visiting' in Ohio this
winter X witnessed the regular depart
ures from Akron. Ohio for Boston.
Mass., of large motor trucks loaded to
the guards. Two men were in charge.
There were sleeping appointments, so
that one man drives as the other man
rests, making it possible to keep trav
eling 24 hours per day.::1--':'',.','
"There is a regular truck service be
tween Cleveland, Ohio and Pittsburg,
Pa. and Youngstown, and this through
a country where five year ag-o it was
hardly possible to haul a light buggy
through the quagmire. There are also
regular daily routes covering a radius
of forty miles, hauling - milk to the
cities, for their .dally consumption, for
whleh by the way. the producers re
ceived $3.69 per hundred.
.The section in which we formerly
lived raises many bushels of potatoes,
on an average of 200 cars' per season,
and which they were compelled to haul
in the early fall, on account of the road
conditions, thereby having to sacrifice
on the price as the glutted markets
demanded. I was informed: that there
were only a few cars loaded this tall,
the balance being taken from the grow
ers cellars by the ever ready truck;
with a great saving of time.
"Last, but not least, land that on my
former visit three years ago, could have
been purchased for $7S per acre is, now
selling for an average of . $140 per
acre. Upon asking the reason for the.
advance, the general answer was, "Why
Vegetables-and Farm Produce
: Onions and Potatoes in Carload Lots
Celery a Specialty
iy2, 2, zy2, 5 Ton
Capacities r'
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Def Wright, manager of the William
L. Hughson Co., who attended the
sales managers' convention In Saa
Francisco. He will make the trip
in company with Roy Sattrrth-
waithe, manager of the Seattle
- branch.
Postofflee Box 19
m. Inc.
Street, Corner Taylor
our good roads., of course." Consider v fk'
me astandpatter on this question al- : ' jr
Ail Discussion H to Who Would
i Control New York and Chicago
Event; in 1920 Decided.
;. New Tork. March 29. -All discussion
as to who will hold the annual New
York -and Chicago automobile liowi
next year was apparently ended by the
unanimous vote of the directors of the
National Automobile Chamber of Com
merce to resume the management of the
two exhibits in 1920.,
ihese two shows have been recognised
for many years as the national car ex.
hibitiona. This year, owlnr to war con
ditions, they were abandoned by the na-
uonai manufacturers as a war mea
sure prior to the signing of the arm
istice, and the dealers of New York and
Chicago, seeing their opportunity to help
th motor industry, conducted the
shows, and in both cities they met with
unexpected success, i ,
The truck manufacturers, meeting at
ine same lime, voted unanimously, in
favor of continuing the truck shows as
part of the annual national exhibitions.
While no dates were fixed, . Alfred
Beeves, the general manager, said it
Car owners could save money
and trouble if they realized that
tires should be re-inforced at
their base.
The- durability of the whole
tire structure is dependent upon
its base.
Study this Illustration. Those
four twisted steel cables: are
.there for scientific. reasons, like
steel cables in a bridge.
The Federal Rubber Co. of
Distributors of
Sixth Mreet at Oak
otters mors
Main 4880.
III rittock Block
We Stock Them. We Revatr
Tktia. We Ckarse Them.
Klxth ami BrM Ktrts.
lflt HMVTf HAM Ma
rrrr battery co
Broadway and
DayidlHqdes Co.
-, 'i N," Broadway and Flanders
was anderstool that the New York how
would be held at the regula retime, dur
ing the first two weeks in January, the
first week beins devoted to passenger
cars, and that the Chicago show would
follow about two weeks later.
Jt was stated thathe manufacturers'
action Involves no friction wth the deal
ers' association of either city, since the
dealers had virtually consented to with
draw from the, show field in case the
manufacturers decided , to resume the
management of the two big shows.
s Suggested to
Remove Terminals
Any car owner who has struggled with
a battery terminal so act that it cannot
be removed from its socket will welcome
an idea especially designed to care for
this trouble. Take a pair of wide-faced
pliers and if necessary hammer the faces
flat. Next cut a slot in -one of them
large enough to allow it to be placed
over the -cable aide of the terminal,
while the other face exerts pressure
against the other side. No terminal can
resist this treatment
Gassing Battery Dangerous
' The fumes from a storag- battery
on charge are inflammable, and It is
by no means safe to bring a naked flame
near a cell that is "gassing" freely". Bat
tery repair shops and charging stations
usually are careful in this respect,
knowing by practical experience , that
the gas can be ignited.
rAtktht r4rvl Droit
tm thow you this Sug
0f Triad (Kxlrm flu
fabric), th Trtffih
Cers Tir.
. This Double-Cable-Base con
struction is an exclusive Federal
Improvement. It holds the tire
firmly on the rimj keeps It from
shifting-,; 'rocking-, blowing off or
the toe bead pinching the tube
and prevent rim cuts or blow
outs Just above the rim.
Buy' Federal tires and make
your tire money go farthest In
service on the road.
Illinois, Factories, Cudahy, Wis.
o 'what you actually need ana' want
In an automobile."
A-3AS1. 19th end W.ahifirtnn .
H!g-hr 3tnair From
Gas asd Tire
Portlasd. Orefea
Brunn Motor Car flo. . .
Wt. 444-46 Stark SL
Phones: Broadway 2938, A 2958.
Mitchell, Lewis & Staver Co.
Glisan . ?hone Bdwy. 543
The only battery with a definite guarantee.
All rnakeajof, batteries. charged, and repaired,
Gibson Electric Garage
& . Storage Battery Co.
Distributors '
IW asd Aider Sts. - Breadwaj iiii