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TUB OUEGON SUNDAY JUUUISAU FUKTLAKD, SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 10, 1922.
I IS TO BE
Presence of Historic Car Piloted
by Barney Oldfield to Be
On September 21 there will be an In
formal celebration of a little known
race that bad great results.
Twenty years ago, on that day. Bar
ney Oldfield, a young; and daring
youth, drove a Ford car to victory on
the race trade at Groaoe Point. Mich.
The car driven in this race is now on
display at the Portland salesrooms of
the W. I. Hugbson company and on
the twenty-first will be the center of
To enable motoring fans to appre
ciate the difference in . design of that
day and this, old "999," as the car is
known, will be placed on the center" of
the floor surrounded by the new model
Ford cars. The display la being planned
by W. G. Stoner, manager of the local
Hughson branch. 1
The old race car is unique in ap
pearance. It is a single seater with
one of the old style "stem-winding"
eteering gears." The engine, a four
cylinder five by six motor, is mounted
in the rear of a huge radiator made
of copper tubes. The motor has an
open crank case similar to present day
marine engines. ;
In those days transmissions were a
more or less unknown quantity so the
old speed wagon has direct drive. In
the history making race it made the
tremendous speed of five miles in 5
minutes and 26 seconds. In those days
that was speed, but when compared to
some of the modern day records it ap
pears to be nothing. ,
On of the features of the proposed
show will be the new model Fords.
These cars, have recently made ..their
appearance in Portland and have cre
ated no little interest. Two changes
of great Importance are m the wind
shield and the top.
The top is of the "one-man" type
a. distinct departure from former Ford
tops. It adds greatly to the appear
ance of the car as well as being more
On the new models the windshield
slants from the base to the rear. By
doii so it is now possible to make a
practically weather proof cowl connec
tion and do away with the necessity of
l'avlng an apron, to protect the igni
tion colls. As yet the new changes
have been made only in the touring
According, to Stoner. no official word
has yet been received in Portland con
cerning the proposed shutdown of the
Highland Park Ford plant. Dealers
in the city are Inclined to be skepti
cal of the reality of such an event in
the absence of authentic Information
from Ford headquarters
The latest word is that Portland will
receive its quota of cars for Septem
ber. This was received by W. H.
Goodwin, head of the Portland branch
of the Ford Motor company.
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'are the products of Henry's Highland Park plant, one bavins the distinction of bavins been "driver-by
Yellow Taxis Are
To Be Run in Gay
Paree for Yanks
( By Intern tionI News Service)
Paris, Sept. 9. Fifty "yellow cabs"
from Chicago soon will exert an Amer
icanizing influence on Paris taxicab
The cabs will be brought over 'in
time to operate at the beginning of
the ' winter season, according to John
Herts and Charles A. McCulloch of
the Chicago Yellow Cab Manufactur
ing company, who have organized a
subsidiary" company here. They will
be run on a. profit-sharing basis, simi
lar to those in Chicago, but will be
operated at Paris taxicab prices.
Drivers of the .new cabs will be se
lected according to their ability to
handle American fares. Politeness will
be a prerequisite.
New Type of Road
Tried in Yamhill
Newberg, Sept. 9. Yamhill county is
experimenting with a new type of
road known as water bound macadam,
having completed one and one half
miles at the east end of market road
No. 1, Newberg to Yamhill. The woak
is In charge of C. F. dreen, formerly
of Indiana, and a student of the New
York highway commission's plan of
laying " this type of pavement, which
consists of large, medium and smaller
crushed rock dumped simultaneously
and rolled dry. A finished top coat
of fine gravel is applied. . Road build
ers who have seen this piece of work
pronounce it the best macadam in the
state of Oregon. It is expected that
the road will be extended to Yamhill
MORE TIBES HADE
Official figures show that during
March. 1921, a total of 1,163.000 tires
were made in this' country, while un
official but reliable estimates Indicate
that during March, 1922, the produc
tion of tires in Akron, Ohio, alone, ex
iYou prefer a closed car. Greater comfort,
seclusion, protection from heat, cold,
wind, dust and rain are its distinct advan
tages. The Dort Yale Sedan, $1095, arid
Yale Coupe, $1045, built on the stalwart
Dort chassis with its name for dependable
performance, have all these benefits at
the cost of a moderately priced open car.
Six models from $885 to $1385; Light delivery car, $825; at Flint
Northwest Auto Company, Inc.
FRED W. VOGLER. President
18th and Alder Streets Portland, Oregon
Orecoa Stats hixhwar oemmissioa "Weekly
report on condition of Oregon state highways,
September 8. 1922:
PortUnd-Orecon Citr-c-Williamrtte river
bridge at Oregon City cloned for construction
Traffic from Portiajid for Oregon City ami
point south should take east able routes via
Uilwaukie or 8 2d street both of wuit-h are
paved throughout. Traffic for Oswego asd
West Linn should take nest side route which
U pared to Bolton and graveled from tLere
to West Linn.
Oreson Gitr-Canbv-Salem Paved except
short gap at Pudding river where brkige con
strnetiou ia tinder way.
Albany - Corrallis - Junction City - Eugene
Grarel. Albany to Corrallis. Pavement to
Kagene vritn exception of two short stretches
south of Corrallis .where concrete pavmg work
is under way. Detours are provided alone
aide of pavement.
Eugene-Drain Pi red. . '
Drain-Yoncaila-Wilbar Paring work under
way sooth of Toocalla. Detours provided.
Balance of distance to Wilbur is pared.
Wilbur-Winchester-Rosehurg Paved from
Wilbur to 8. P. grade crossing one mile south
of Winchester. Detour from this point to
Roseburg. Follow signs and drive slowly. Be
tween detour limits road Is closed day. and
night cm account of concrete paving opera
Rosebtirr-MyTjle Creek Paved.
Myrtle C'reek-CanyonviUe Paving work un
der way; road open but traffic will be held
up for short periods while hot-stuif is being
CanyonvEle-Galesville Poor macadam. Traf
fic cautioned to look oat for construction
crews. Detour over 4 miles at south end.
lioad opened at 80-minute intervals to permit
traffic to pass. Pub He is cautioned against
night traveling over this section.
Uaiesville-G rave Creek Paved.
Grave Creek-Sexton'a (Smith Hill) Con
struction under way from Grave creek to south
foot of mountain. Traffic detou red over old
road night and day, except northbound traf
fic, which is routed over main highway from
the summit of Sexton mountain north. Good
dirt road. Steep trade avenging 10 per cent.
Sexton's-G rants Pass Paved.
Grants Pass-Medford-Ashland-Califcrnia State
WEST SIDE HIGHWAY
Poraand-Newberg-West Dayton-Lafayette- St.
Joeeph-McMinnviUe-Whiteeon - Amity - Holmes
Gap Paved with- exception of a i-tnile sec
tion south of St Joseph and a 4-niile section
near Holmes gap, both of which are graveled.
Holmes Gap-Rickreall Graveled and ia fair
- aioamouth-Soath to Ben ten Yranty line
Part earth road and part graveled. Detour
via Suver and Independence after rains.
Benton Couaty Line-Corrallis Paved.
Corrallis-Monroe - Junction City - Eugene
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COLUMBIA RIVER HIGHWAY
Portia rid-Astona Paved, except oae mile
through Rainier which is rocked.
Portland-Cascade Locks-Hood Kiver-Mosier
The Dane Paved.
The Dalles- Arlington-TJmatfila-Pesdletos
jucauamiwa entire qjhsdc&
OLD OREGON TRAIL
Pendleton-Deadmaa's Pass Excellent mac
Deadman s Pass-Ksmela Bough mountain
Kamela-La Grande -New standard grade;
very rough in places. Under contract for mac
adamizing. Cautious driving necessary. One
short detour at Hiigard. Follow detour signs.
La Grande-Hot Lake Pavement and mac
Hot Tke-Vnion-Hainee-Baker Good mac.
adam. Detour at Telocaset overhead. Fol
low detour signs.
Baker-XeUon Fair county road, under con
struction. Watch for caution and detour
Nelson-Huntington New standard grade
under contract for macadamizing. Drive with
Huntington-Weiser New grade rough, under
contract for macadamizing. Best route is on
"Fair county road.
W eiser-Ontano Exoellent macadam.
NOTE To avoid construction operarionj be
tween Ontario and Baker, through traffic may
uute roaa by way of Vale, Jauueson, Bros an
Malheur City and Bridgeport.
OOA8T HIGHWAY CLATSOv AND T1LLA-
Seaside-Cannon Beach Junction Graveled
fair condition. .
Cannon Beach Junction-Hamlet Junction
Narrow, crooked road, graveled and safely
passable with careful driving.
Hamlet Junction-Moliler Under construc
tion, subject t4 slight delays and temporary
aatours; ail safely passable, except after neavy
or continuea rains,
Uohler-Miami Folio county road; gray
cled and in fair condition.
Miami-Wilson River Graveled, good con
Wilson River-TiOamook Pared.
Tillamook-Beaver Paved except three miles
at Pleasant Valley, which . is graveled and in
Beaver-Hebo Macadam in fair condition.
Hebo-Neskowin Under construction, subject
to snort delays and temporary detours. All
safely passable except after heavy or con tinned
COAST. HIGHWAY COOS AND CURRY
Idikeside-North Bend Sandy part way but
safely passable tlirouRbout. Jew ferry
operation at North Bend.
North Bend-Manhfiehl Coauille Paved.
Coquiiie-Bandon Dirt road ; rough and
crooked. Careful driving necessary.
Marshfield-Bandon (via fceven Devil's Route)
Mountain road, rough bnt passable with
Bandon-Denmark-Sixea Elver Graveled
road in good condition.
. Sixes River-Elk River Bead ia fair eondl
tinn : some steeo trades.
Elk River-Port Orford-Brush I Creek Good
Brush Creek-lindviTle Hill-Arisoria Inn
Under construction; steep detour drive care
Arizona Inn-Odd Beach-Brooking Moun
tain road in good condition; grades are steep
and roadbed narrow: ante carefully.
Brookings-California State LiM Crescent
City; good gravel road.
R08EBURO-C003 BAY HIGHWAY
Coquille-Myrtle Point Open and in fair
condition; grading and rocking work in prog
Myrtle Point-Roseburg Open and in fair
condition; under contract for rocking from
Myrtle Point td Pacific hrighway. Publie is
cautioned to watch for rack hauling tracks and
to drive cautiously at quarries.
WILLAMETTE VALLEY-FLORENCE HIGH
WAY Ones and rassabla to -llachly by both low
Lpast and high pass routes. Low pas route is
nicked to G!rtsrn postoincee. tarai roaa
from Ooldson to Blachly In good condition.
Corvallis-Blodgett Road rocked and in good
Bloditett-Toledo Earth road, rough in
places but passable, except after heavy rains.
Toledo-Newport Macadamized and in coed
Sberidao-Summit Good macadam except
short stretch at Tamhill river, which is rough
SnmmittrDolctt ' TTnder construction, but
Dolph-Hebo (Junction Coast highway) -Good
Uebo-Tillamook (See Coast highway).
TUALATIN VALLEY HIGHWAY
Portia nd-Beaverton - HUlsDOro-Fotest Orove-Gaston-Yamhill-Carlton-St.
Paved throughout except short gap at
Tualatin river and North Yamhill river.
MT. HOOD LOOP HIGHWAY IN CLAOKA-,;
pprtland-Sandy Take Powell Talley road,
which ' is paved to Ores ham, graveled and m
good condition to Cottrell: thence via Bluff
road; graveled; fair condition.
Sandy-Salmon Kiver Highway passable when
dry, but rough, impassable after rains. Detour
via Marmot road, which ia mostly planked and
passable' but rough.
Salmon River Zigzag Cnsurfaced bnt most
ly rand and gravel soil and safely passable.
. Kigaag-ttovernment Cauae Excellent earth
road. Government Camp open.
MT. HOOD LOOP HIGHWAY tN HOOD
Hood Hivervperkdal CooA macadam road.
Parkdale-Mt. Hood Lodge Two mBe good
macadam. Balance food earth toad. ML
Hood Lodge open.
THE DALLES-CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY
Note Bee Sherman highway for alternate
route to Central Oregon.
The Dalles-Dufur The Dalles-Dttfur sectkm
under const ruction. Take main highway to
summit at Eight Mile creek, nine mile, south
of The Dalles, then detour via Boy to Dolor.
Road i rough. - - - -
Lmfur-Shamko (via Munpin and Bake-orerti-
Road in fair condition.
flhaniko-Uadras--Cest route ia vte Antelope
And gateway. Between Shanfko and Antelope
new macadam in good - condition. Antelope
to Uadrms in good condition.
Madras-Bend Good anacadam road, except
Trail crassnac of Crooked river, which is in
fair Ooadition for dirt road.
- Bend-Allen Ranch zander and gravel snr-
(uw fair mndrtina- )
Allen - Hanch-Fort Klamath. Dirt road ia
fair eaadrtson; tew svncB spot.
Fort K La math -Lam in'! AtiU Dirt road with
Bght Stadea and in good fondition,
Lamm 'a Aiill-Ktamatti Falia Uacadamlsed
and hi good condition. Light ear are mak
ing trips from Bend to Klamath Falls ia six
hours. ' ..
Klamath Fall-California State Line ATI
macadamised and in good condition with -entKMn
of 3 H miiea near Merrill. Some con
struction work coins on, watch far barricades
and red lights. , -
OREGON -iVASHinaTOBl HIGHWAY
' Pendleton-Wainrton Stat Une Paved
and open; drive slow at raataoa aigss At point
seven miles north of Pendleton, woe re bridge
ia being installed sad atetoug is necessary.
Pcndleon-Pikat Back Fir Bailee good earth
road, 19 miles of macadam. -i
Pilot Boek-Tinaoav New standard grade;
under contract for amaeadaasismc.
Vinson-Batter Crack Jones Hill -Good eoos
Jenea tTiB-HeWis r KxeeTiewt earth Toad
Heppner-Gilliasa Counts' Las 89 per cent
macndsmixed; ail in veery food condition.
Giiham County Line-Heppner Junctioo
v"stt- rough, with many sharp curves; drive
carefully. This section under eaastneUoa snd
heavy sofas; ia placs on aeoenat of sand.
Several datsan neteaaary but well atgnod. All
traffie possble should use the Rhea Kuiixtc-Arlina-ton
toad. ..,'..?-(,-.. .
ASHLARD-KLASIATH FALLS HIGHWAY
' Green Bprings Route Open Band , in fsia
stages taking this ' route. Between Jenny
Creek and Kano road is very rough and dusty
on account of logging operations.
KLAMATH FALLS-LAKEVIEW HIGHWAY
Klamath Falls-Dairy H are rU raised and ia
Dairy-Beatty County roads dry and sandy.
Through cmra will saaka better time by taking
route via Bonanaa.
, 11 jatt -Lake view Bongh moon tain road,
' Bead is hi fas condition. . Best route is
, BENj-LAKEVIEW HIGHWAY -
Bend-Fort Rock Silver Lake- Road is in
fairly good condition. The best route is via
Silw-Lmka-Peasley (via wast aide at Sum
mer Lake) Good dirt road.
Paisley-Lakeview Good dirt and macad
amised road. , - .
CENTRAL OREGON HIGHWAY
- Bend-Boms Good dirt road. ; " '
Burns-Crane Macadamised and ia good con
dition. Crane-Vale Open bat eery rough. Carry
water and plenty of gasoline. Road via. West
fall ' la better condition than south route ria
- Vale-Ontario County road; Jair ooaditiou.
(Jntajio-CaLro One mils macadam ; re
. Cairo-Nyssa Macadamised; good condition
SHERMAN HIGHWAY '
Biggs-Wasco Highway under eotiatruction,
county road open and in fair eonditaon.
Wasco-Moro New macadam. '
Mora-Grass-Valley Under construction, take
old road southwest from Horn six miles to
Nigger Bidge, then turn east into Grass
raisey, rieionr well signed bnt rough and
Nott Road from Columbia nrver highway to
vauey via rmton vanyon is aiao opea
and in fair condition. -
Grass -Velley-Shanikn Road open and in
Shaniko-Antelope In good condition
Antelope-Madras In good condition vis
JOHN DAY RIVER HIGHWAY
. Arlington-Condon Highway under construc
tion between Arlington and Olex. Best route
is via, siaioca canyon to itocx creek, Mikkado
Clam and Condon. Leave Columbia rime
way at Blalock. Dirt road in good eondkion
to point 6 miles north of Condon; bamnce
of distance good macadam.
Condon-Fossil Macadamised and in good
Fossil. Butte Creek-Summit Graveled and
n good condition.
8ammit-Tilley's (mouth of Sarrice creek)
t. roaa in isir soooiaoa aunng ory weatner
rougn. ttarvice ereea seetion IS nnder construc-
Bon: oest roaa to spray is via Win lock.
Tilleys-Spray New grade in fair condition.
Bpray-Dsyville Good condition.
Dayville-Cole's Bridge In fair condition but
lough. Construction work under way between
Cnmmins creek snd Vslades ranch.
Cola's Bridge-Prairia City Graveled road In
Prairie City-Unity Mountain road; open
and in fair condidtion.
Unity-Cow Valley Fair county road.
Cow Valley-Brogan Excellent graded earth
Brogan-Jamieeon Nsw macadam.
Jamieson-Vale Macadamized and in good
Redmond-Prineville Graveled road in good
PrineriHe-Beaver Ranger Station-Mitchell
Road in fair condition. From Prinerille to
Wbeelec county line is in good condition: to
Beaver ranger station in fair condition under
repair. Beaver vanger station to Mitchell, (air
dirt road. Forest, boundary to Mitchell new
road under construction ; sots detours neces
sary. Follow- detour signs. Publia esutaosed
against night traveling-
CRATER LAKE HIGHWAY '
Road to Crater andV. Diamond Lakes Soad
open to Crater his fma Medford am the
Pacific highway and trout Klamath Falls on
The Danes-California highway. By the Med
ford route a detour is necessary five miles
north of Eagle Point Take road win Derby
and McLeod bridge. The road around the
rim of Crater lake is now open. - Road from
Crater lake to- Diamond lake is ones, and in
good endition. . - -
SHANIKO-niTCHEU. HIGHWAY ' .
Pa usable for auto "traffic but touch; some
repair work under way. ...
, LA GRAOEOSEPH HIGHWAY
'(Road to Wallowa lakt)
' La Grande-Island City Paved.
Island Ctty-Elgin First 10 miles new stand
ard grade, under contract for macadamising;
balance fair county road.
Elgin to top of Wallowa Hill Nina tnHas
excellent macadam, - r . .. ..
Top of Wallowa Hill to Minssa Five . and
one-half miles new standard grade, under con
tract for - Biacadamizinj: rough ia spots hut
much better thn sold road. . Old road closed
and barricaded;' traffic warned to keep . off
old road on account-of shoes. - .
' slinaaa-Wallowa-Lostine Varai1amii.l .
- Isnina-Elnterprisa Under contract for
grading and macadamising; contractor's forces
working1 ou river road: turn off at ; Wade
Junrtiaa for hill route to Enterprisa,
nUrprieeJ oseph Macadamised. ; i
Joseph-WallowA Lake Excellent count
road. , .
Enterprise-Flora Fair . mountain road ; 12
Baker-Half war Nineteen " miles macadam :
eight miles graded earth road; bslance very
rouga. cantioas arrrint necesaary on "a
grade four miles west of Richland.
Baker-Bridgeport " Open; fair mountain
Bridgeport-Unity Good county road.
GRANTS PASS-ORESCENT CITY HIGHWAY
(Road to Oregon Cares)
Grants Pess-Kerby Good smooth road.
From Kerby road ia open to Oregon cares.
Kerby-Monumental (Oregon mountain)
noun ana rocxy.
... Monumental-Crescent City Good mountain
' BEND-SISTERS HIGHWAY
New graveled road most of way,' in good
Eugene-Blue River. Ooen and in cood eon.
dition except for short detours snd serosa sec
tions under construction betwsen Wslterville
and Bine river. To . expedite construction
operations east of ' Waltervllle road will be
closed tor two-hour periods at various times
of the day.
McKensie Pass Reports from the federal
bureau of publia roads are that the highway
across .the lava beds is closed at indefinite
intervals on acooutn of construction operations.
Sisters-Redmond Open snd in fair condi
tion, soma detours necessary around construc
Engine-Cascade Summit to The Dalles-Call
fornia Highway at Cresoaat Open And is good
with the Panorama
It it on the wayl "The -latent and finest
Mirmon a car of urprisei. We will loon
announce its arrival .and first ahowinjf.
It is the greatest Marmon ever builtthe
final achievement of 20 years automobile
experience and 73 years of industrial success.
It brines many refinements in appearance.
This will be-the first showing- of the new
Marmon Phaeton.. It reveals the coming
mode. Mounted on the proven Marmon
chassis, its lower, sweeping- lines accent a
new grace and charm. It introduces the new
PanoramaTop .which for the first timexhanges
perfectly and quickly an airy touring car into
a cozy Sedan, and at very little cost.
The new Marmon surpasses any present day
offering. It is a year in advaffce. While it it
mounted on the famous Marmon chassis and
retains all its basic superiorities wonderful
performance, dependability, long life, com
fort, and minimum maintenance it brings
NOW, refinements and perfections which
later will become the vogue generally.'
Nordyke & Marmon Company
H. &. E. AUTO CO.
- v Distributors " : s .
and Washington Broadway
All Becords Broken
By Sale of Gas in
- July Bevenue Big
SaJ.rl Or- Sept. 8. All records for
rssoilaw consumption in Oregrxi were
broken during July, when a total of
,59&,1 sTa-Ilons of this' motor fuel oil
was sold within tha state accordlns to
the monthly statement prepared by
Secretary of State Koser from reports
submitted by tfe four oil :. companies
operating; tn the state. : The July con
sumption ts more than 1 00. 000 rallona
is excess of that of August. 1921, the
next hlglt month.
'Gasoline' sales during ."192 show but
slight gains over taoae of the previous
year, the first months of this year, in
fact shewing slumps . in the sale of
gasoline aa compared with 1911.
To date a total vf 1S7.741.S83 gallons
of gasollns hy' been .sold in Oregon
since the motor fuel oil tax became
effective in February. 191 J. - Sales for
192 to date aggregate 29,817,44.
gallons of gasoline and 1,571,111.6
gallons of distillate.' Revenue from
the motor fuel oil tax for this year
amount to $819,915.05, with receipts for
the period from Fbruary, 1919, to date
aggregating nearly 12.500,000, - all of
which is diverted to the state highway
fund for highway maintenance.
Centralis Puts Up
Centralis, Wash., Sept. 9. Work of
placing . 400 mileage signs telling the
distance to this city ia well under way.
The work is" being done - under the
auspices of the local chamber of com
merce. The signs w.ll read from. Port
land to" Centralia ; Seattle to Centralia
and from South Bcd and Hoquiam to
Centralia. . E. F. Van Scholck, secretary-
of the local eaa.rnber of csmmerre,
is superintending the placing of the
signs which will De one mile apart,
FEATURE IS 'BXCI1TSITE,
Montreal, Que.. Sent .9. Motion nie
ture programs aboard the ships of the
Canadian Pacific, inaugurated as one
of the exclusive features of Its trans-
Atlantio fleet last fall, - have become
such a poular form of entertainment
that they will be extended to all of
the company's liners, both on the At
lan tic and Pacific The most modern,
type of projecting machine has already
been installed on all of - the trans-
classes of passengers are provided.
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We offer this finer Marmon at no advance
in price, yet by every standard It is worthy of
a higher price than established by our recent
reduction- To offer such a Marmon, at the
current price,; amounts to a further reduction.
t You have only a few days to wait to fee this
new Marmon Phaeton. So don't buy until
you see it. It will pay you to wait.
Reservations are now being; made, subject to .
final approval Allotments will be made ia
the order o( their receipt. Our initial supply .
- will be limited distribution is being equal i
ized throughout the country. So we advise '
iriaking a reservation. It is not binding, it
does not obligate you. It merely establishes
Watch for the announcement of the arrival
of the new Marmon. We expect it within a
fortnight. Its arrival will be a real event, a
When we announce that "If there," com
at once to see it.
Denver; Formally Opens Tour-
' ist Camp With Impressive
:" Ceremoniess .
Denver,8. Colo., Sept 9. There's an
All-States avenue In Denver's ,250.000
free municipal camp grounds at Over
land park on Iwhlch every automobile
traveler in the United States has been
asked ton drive ; in fact, register and
eamp while. It's the roll call avenue
of the nation. '-.--f
Five thousand campers from every
where were - present " when Msyor
Dewey, C Bailey officially turned the
camp grounds and the avenue over -to
the people, and Donald E. Leslie of the
Washington, D. C, navy yard, one of
the campers, responded. Although used
for two years, dedication of the city's
newest camp grounds was delayed
until- It had been made the "largest
and best equipped tract of Its kind In
the world, according to Major Bailey.
It . covers 10 seres, and the summer
months has a "mile of tourist tenia.1
Tha ceremonies Were held in connec
tion with the first All-States day con
ducted by the city and the Denver
tourist bureau as an expression of
civic thanks to the 50,000 automobile
campers i who will have camped this
summer i In Overland. Government,
state and county officials Joined In the
welcome to the. motorists. Thousands
of citlsens shook hands with the
travelers and asked them to com.e
again. . :
The impressive scenes were perpetu
ated in -motion pictures. They will be
sent broadcast this winter by the city
of Denver, through an - arrangement
with the . Sss Colorado First Film
Tours corporation,' for educational
purposes. All-States avenue, the main
thoroughfare, shows cars from every
large city lining it on either. Bide, mak
ing it the- "most , cosmopolitan auto
mobile boulevard lit the United .States."
Records at Overland in the middle
of August showed that 8983 cars had
been registered, containing 29.940 mo
torists, a gain of S 1-J per cent over
last year, and lacking only ,9905 of the
total of last, year's motorist regis tra
; tion. . i .