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V THE OREGON : SUNDAY JOURNAL, PORTLAND, SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 31, 1SS3.
TOURISTS NOW TAKE . HOME ALONG
Rock Island Business Men Bring
Families From Mid-West Along
.' National Parks Highway Route
ON LONG JOURNEY
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,;. .mn the family goes touring
these' days t)i modern motor car is
a thing of usefulness and a Joy for
ever that la, if it's open camping
and not hotels where the family will
. spend the night. . The past year has
seen number of "road wagone"make
their appearance within the bounds
of Portland, and even at this late
, 4t t .Ro speed wagon drops In
with all the conveniences of a cot
. tags on wheels.
John Dee of Rock Island. 111., manu-
1 faeturer, garage . man and automobile
Ammlar. nt tha noble Idea of converting
this Keo Into a touring camp-ear. He
put the car In shape, built a special body
for it and equipped It It has four spe
1 elal swinging seats ; medicine chest. 20
. gallon water tank for hot water, electric
. lights throughout, lockers underneath the
body for cooking utensils, camp cook
stove and equipment, a "kiddy koop"
" for baby Betty, and beds that swing out
from either side. The beds are enclosed
, with specially tailored awnings and they
t have real springs on which to sleep.
- SZABOHS FBOYIDED "FOB
Besides all this there are special com
" partmenta for winter clothing and for
' bathing iulU.
The Dee party consists of Mr. and Mrs.
John Dee and Baby Betty Dee and Mr.
artd Mrs. H. H. Hoffman. Both men
are prominent business men, In Rock
' Island. Hoffman Is manager of the
t . official magazine of the Modern Wood
.. men of America, known aa the Modern
The party came through Iowa and
Minnesota and followed the National
: parks highway, which they say la ex
cellent, and Into Portland via Pasco.
White Salman and the Columbia river
highway and say that they are In love
"V with Oregon.
OXEOON ROADS LIKED
"Tour Oregon aplrit is certainly a
I Wonderful thing," said Hoffman, "and
I ,'your roads well, I'll tell you, if we had
I roads like yours In Illinois we'd think
I - we were in heaven."
't ' After spending several days in Port-
J land visiting Dr. Dee, sister of John Dee,
the party journeyed southward, bound
for home via San Diego, Texas and Mis
souri. They expect to arrive In Rock
Island In time to pluck the family turkey
now being fattened for their Thanksgiv
' ing dinner.
Motor Transport Is
Advances All Over
. Motor transportation along lines of
general hauling end Inter-clty express
is making pronounced advances. In
many parts of the country small com
munltles have been built up, entirely
dependent upon motor transportation.
The probable returns from these hamlets
and communities is so small that the
railroads cannot extend their lines to
reach these points, consequently all
shipments depend upon trucks. In many
instances businesses that started In a
small way at a remote point have proved
successful, entirety because motor truck
facilities mads the market and raw ma
There are other communities that have
railroad facilities but of such limited
extent that they do not meet the re
quirement. The mobility of motor truck
operation Is a pronounced advantage
over railroads, as is evidenced by the
experience of Francis O. Farney. About
four years ago Farney purchased his
first motor truck, a Mack. He started
in a small way, but gradually acquired
a crowing business and as It developed
additional motor equipment became
necessary. Farney operates a motor ex-
" press line between Scappoose and Port
land, and recently purchased from the
Mack International Motor Truck corn
poratlon a new I-ton Mack truck of
the worm drive type. The new truck Is
John Dee of Rock Island, HI., who reached Portland last week. In this "borne on wheels'
F. E. Manchester Will Handle All
Models of New Company; First
Business to Be Done in 1920.
F. E. Manchester, head of
Stanley Steamer sales for Portland
for the past two years and for the
past few months manager for the
C. H. S. company. Moon and Dixie
Flyer distributors, will have the
Portland distribution for Stanley
steam products under the new
company, the Dahlhjelm Steam
Carriage company, recently organ
ized to handle Northwest distribu
tion for the Stanley. The company
will cover Oregon, Washington,
Idaho and Western Montana.
The company is a triangular partner
ship, with one of the partners in each
of the three centers of distribution for
the territory. Manchester will have the
Portland branch, R. C. Dahlhjelm will
handle the Spokane territory and A. I
Perry will look after the Seattle branch.
The company has a five-year contract
on the Stanley, which is coming out
with a variety of models. The large car
has been reduced In price to $4390, and
one light model will soon make Its ap
pearance to sell in the neighborhood of
$2500. According to Manchester there
has been considerable call for a light
car and a roadster. Going a step far
ther, the company manufacturing Stan
ley steamers will put out each of the
popular models known to manufactur
ers of gasoline driven automobiles. In
addition to the passenger car, the com
pany here will handle the Stanley Bteam
truck and the Stanley steam tractor,
the latter vehicle being a distinct sur
prise to the trade in general. Built to
haul two plows, the tractor in demon
stration work during the past summer
hauled as many as four plows with
The company has been organised
tinder the name of the Dahlhjelm Steam
Carriage company and plans are being
laid for spring business. Little will be
done before the first of the year ex
cept to cover the territory in a general
trade Investigation. A headquarters, for
the Portland branch has not yet been
decided upon, according to Manchester.
W. R. Delay of the D. C Warren
Motor Car company has left the city
to return to his home in Iowa for a
short time, where his father is 11L Fol
lowing the recovery of his parent. Delay
will probably pay a visit to the Velle
factory before returning to Portland.
Howard M. Covey of the Covey Motor
Car company is still out in the woods
after deer. Reports of the party's suc
cess has been meager. A. B. Smith of
Robinson & Smith, is with. Covey.
Ted Herllhy, Chalmers booster for the
C Lb Boss Automobile company, is back
from an extended trip into Eastern Ore
gon. He found the territory there in
as good condition as could be expected
with crop damage In some localities.
Business, though quiet, shows improve
ment, says Ted.
Rod Murphy of the Twin States
Motor Car company has returned from
a trip to the Chandler and Cleveland
factories. He returns with all kinds of
pep for pulling additional business out
of the fire before the first of the year.
J. A. Frye, district manager for Can-ton-Blackstone
tires, with headquarters
in San Francisco, was a guest of the
Howell-Swift company last week. How
ell & Swift are distributors for this line
L. R. Jackson, coast manager for
Firestone, Brownie Corslake, factory
representative for motorcycle tires, and
J. A. Woods, coast motorcycle tire man
for Firestone, were in town last week.
hobnobbing with Lehtnd J. Sparks, man
ager of the local Firestone branch.
Sidney Beck, quandam head of the
accessory department of M. Sellers &
Co., was in Portland last week calling
on the trade. Beck Is now with the
Hoover Spring company of Frisco.
Readjustment Now in Progress Is
Forerunner of Stabilized In
dustry, Says Manufacturer.
SCENERY IS FINE, BUT
(Continued Prom -Pice One)
"Wh.il e there are many concrete
contributing factors in business to
day that have undoubtedly caused a
slight slowing up of motor vehicle
sales, it is also undoubtedly true that
the mental attitude of dealers every'
where has had its effect upon the
general situation," says M. I Pul
her, vice president and general
manager of the Federal Motor Truck
company of Detroit.
"There is in every market forces which
we call bull' forces, which tend to In
flate prices," he said, "to keep them
high as possible and then there is also
the so-called 'bear' element which tries
to deflate them to pull them down.
"Business today is good in some places
and bad in others good for some dealers
and manufacturers and not good with
others. Many factors contribute to this
condition, but none more forcibly than
the 'bear' tendencies on the part of some
short-sighted men who are analysing the
present situation as a "natural tempo
rary depression' which has arrived and
which, they believe. If they sit quiet, will
eventually pass over their beads.
"With a thorough knowledge of this
situation before him, the wide awake
dealer dares not sit down and wait for
what he considers a temporary storm to
pass for It will not. He must accept
the situation and work.
TW E; V W IWB ESS Afc CAR
The closed car is the comfort car in Oregon in rain, snow,
wind storm or sunshine. Just as much air from outside as
you want and no more Just as much, warmth from inside
as .you want ana, no more. Always a cicar vision in an
directions afe to idrfye anywhere..
With the sturdy Ford motor and chassis, the Ford Sedan weighs only 1875 pounds.
It has the most power per pound of weight thai is why it was
The first car in 1920 to Government Camp on Mt Hood. May 17
A FORD SEDAN.
The first car over Willamette Pass under its own power, Aug. 28,
1920 A FORD SEDAN.
Over mountain roads, forest paths or city streets, wherever you want to go in
Oregon, a Ford Sedan will get you there and get you back in comfort.
Your new car should be a Ford Sedan. Get it now and enjoy driving every day
of the year.
The following prices are now in effect on Ford cars, F. O. B. Detroit:
Runabout, regular $395.00
Runabout, with starter $465.00
Touring, regular $440.00
Touring, with starter $510.00
Coupe, with starter. $745.00
Sedan, with starter. . $795.00
Truck, pneumatic tires $545.00
For Sale by the Following Authorized City Dealers
Francis Motor Car Co.
.Grand and Hawthorne Ave.
Twelfth at Stark
Wm. L. Hughson Co.
Broadway at Davis
Rushlight & Penney
East Third at Broadway
Talbot & Casey, Inc.
East Ankeny at Grand
jSixth and Madison
equipped with cushion wheels.
Consistent and dependable service by
Farney has created for him a responsi
ble clientele. He realises the importance
of return loads for lnter-clty hauling,
and knows his trucks must be kept busy,
and they nearly always carry a capacity
load. His service, the responsibility of
which he attributes largely to the per
formance of his Mack trucks, he said,
has been one of his best business build
THERE'S energy animation life an in
sistent activity to "do the job" there's all
that about a Columbia Storage Batlery.
.That's why motorists everywhere speak of
that Columbia "difference" in standing up even
while subject to a prolonged starting drain that
would greatly lower the vitality of the ordinary
Our specialty is service, and we will prolong
to the utmost the life of any storage battery
you may be using. But when the day for a new
purchase arrives as you expect it to eventu
allywe wifl demonstrate "Columbia Reserve
Power so effectually that you simply wifl in
sist on putting it on your car.
"Qwr service always at your service
COLUMBIA STORAGE BATTERY COMPANY
PARK AND COUCH STREETS
H. M. NISBET, Manager
shade, and an occasional hill from which
charming spreads of landscape show
tilled, fields, orchards, and, at this time
of the year, wild riots of color in reds
and yellows. The land in many cases
seems to have been riven over to truck
farming, one thrifty man of the soli falling-
to take his Sabbath ease for fear
of losing a good plowing day. His horses
divided their attention between the task
In hand and the passing motor cars on
Two miles from Damascus the paving
ends. A sign at the side of the road
said it was two miles but it might have
been wrong. It seemed like four miles.
The road is not very good. The' scouts
would like to recommend that road, for
it traverses some wonderful country, but
a youthful conscience precludes road
praise where none is due. It's a rough
road and that's all there Is to It. Da
mascus is reached anon, and by turning
to the list and going straight ahead one
will, with about 4.5 miles of traveling,
reach Boring. Cross the tracks and turn
right at the Karaee. The road between
Damascus and Boring is hot as bad as
some other parts of the route.
BOAD FAIBXT GOOD
As one nears Boring the surface is
macadam and gravel and fairly good.
though with some sharp curves, and
one or two excellent glimpses of Mount
Hood surprise the traveler. For ade
quate descriptions of this phenomenon
see any good Oregon prospectus. Out
of Boring g few miles lies Barton. Bar
ton is not much of a town to look at
The settlement Is not large and unless
one has friends there the only signif
icance attendant to reaching the place
Is that one turns to the left at the sign
marked 'To Oregon City 13 miles.
Don't be misled by that sign : there's
another down the road a few miles that
says the same thing.
A gradual slope leads the road down
from Barton Into the canyon, or valley
of the Clackamas river. The last part
of the descent before the floor of the
valley Is reached is bad road. Numbers
of springs rush merrily from the side
of the hill and merrily course down tha
ruts in the road. Nice place to give the
car a bath and fill the radiator. A short
stretch from the bottom of the hill in
tervenes before one reaches the approach
to the long steel bridge over the river.
To obtain a real view of the scenery one
can shinny up to the top of the super
structure and get an eyefull. Taking
pictures from the narrow steel ledge at
the top In a strong wind Is not the
easiest feat in the world, and a scouttah
photographer became so excited at his
elevated position that he doubled on his
films and didn't discover the error until
some miles away.
Leaving the bridge on the south side
of the Clackamas is to ford through
some mud and coarse gravel extremely
annoying even to the rugged nerves of
the habitual motorist. This lasts for
some thousands of yards, the surface
gradually becoming more smooth until
a fair road can be followed for some
miles. Road crews have been working
here. A bad stretch or two have to be
negotiated on farther In the vicinity of
Clear creek, and in fact from this point
on to Gladstone the road is not any too
good. At Gladstone one comes onto the
paving and reaches the bridge connect
ing with the Milwaukie road.
Taking everything Into consideration,
the loop isn't what it should be. As a
scenic drive few roads can excel the
Boring loop offering, but in Clackamas
county as well as In some other coun
ties of , this state and of Washington
motoring is fraught with mixed bless
ings. If the country is beautifu. fre
quently the roads are poor.' If the roads
are good, something else is the matter.
The Columbia river highway ts the great
exception. Some day, perhaps, we may
have a combination of all - the good
thtnes to the exclusion of those not so
It is hard to imagine a busi
ness needing delivery at all
which could not profitably
use a car so even in service
and so economical in cost.
Covey Motor Car Co.
Washington at Twenty-first
Your business judgment warns you
against buying a motor truck the
price of which is not guaranteed
against reduction. You don't want
to be the prey of unscrupulous
The prices of all mode Is of MACK
trucks are guaranteed against re
duction for at least six months
from October 1. This should mean
much to the prospective truck
buyer, as it is ABSOLUTE protec
tion on the investment.
The chance to profiteer did not
enter into determining present
prices of MACK tmcks- nothing
counted but actual costs and a fair
profit. Performance of ; MACK
trucks is always dependable and so
are MACK prices.
Motor Truck Corporation
Ten tli and Davis Streets