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THE OREGON STATESMAN, SALEM. OREGON
Salem Dealer Offers Some
Advice on Subjec of
, Auto Depreciation
TRADE -INS NOT GOOD
Scrutiny of Merit and Past
ded by Bonesteel
'-Cat which are honestly made
And1 honestly pricea mat is, a
f)r margin of profit added to
the eoit, should depreciate very
Lttle by be1n tirlven 300 or 4 00
miles says If. F. Ilonesteele, Sa--tem
j "It U the rara that nav a long
ilaeenat and a too large allow.
. . i . .
ance for freight and a-nemblln
that depreciate 20 per cent to 40
per cent noon after beta ,oid.
These are the ears for which deal
er throw in extra Utc, bnmp
er.i Kpotliahta. ecw ! order to
make sales. These are the car.
that allow from $ioo to $..00
more than old car are worth in
lUmum Haying JWallod.
"A Rood many year ago P. T.
Barnum said: 'There Is a sucker
born every minute.' and Judging
from the number that are caught
with the-big-price-for-old-car bait
the rate not only has kept tip,
but baa Increased. There are
hundreds of case where people
paid $1900 or .more for can last
year that could not bo sold for
half that amount now, and the
depreciation or losses to ears pur
chased run Into the millions, and
win continue to run into the mil
lions until the buying public
reaches the point where it will
use the same care in buying cars
that they use in buying other
"If the pub::c would look Into
the merit and the past perform
ance of cars, more manufacturers
would be compelled to build ser
vice into their cars instead of
building them to pay dividends on
"Every person who fntends to 1 have bought a number of
SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 8, 1921
purchase a car should make these
comparison! before buying:
"Note the difference between
the factory list price and the
price which the cars are sold for
here. (it will be noticed that
some cars have $:( to $M more
trelght allowance then others i
In other words some dealers are
allowed ISO Drotlt t.n riuhi
alone. Af-k dealers to show actual '
freight bills and what makes the i
difference between the factory i
and the delivery price. Ascertain
the price of parts and find out j
how much of a stock of parts is'
carried. Find out from snmn I
who knows which kind of bear
ings giv? the best service and then
look for that kind of bearing in
the car that you purchase. Look
for a durable and good finish,
one that will look good two or
three years from now, without re
painting. Look for
holstering; in fact, look the car'
over thoroughly, and buy a car I
according to its actual value in.:
tead of the "bunk" that Is hand
ed out by some salesmen.
KifC Concern Observed.
Note which cars are being
bought by large companies who
insist upon getting value and ser
vice ror their money. They nsti- j
ally buy one car and then hnv
more if they are satisfactory, and
when you find large concerns who
MY HI ID ,
AdcJe Garrison's New Phase Of
REVELATIONS OF A WIFE
whose names you have brought ta
me win me tirm conviction thut
thy were to be daughters-in-law
of yours. What a harem poor
Alf would have had if all your
dolejul predictions had come true,
he would either be in Turkey or
in state's prison for bigamy."
She fiiiHtied consciously.
Alfred Durkee's Request.
This reduction of $230, together with the many new improvements in the car,
makes the Oakland more than ever the Sensible Six
Trade and High
WHY MADGE STROVE TU
CHEEK MRS. IHKKKE.
I repeated the name in amaze
ment, all the laughter at little
-Mrs. Durkee's absurdities strick
en from me.
My friend nodded her head em
phatically. "I thought that would make
you sit up and take notice!" shet
saia gleefully. "Hut," she added
with the touch of malice which
for all her good nature some
times creeps into her conversa
tion, "von nueht in V. pin. I whe's
got her claws sharpened tor AI-
I ignored the allnsian to thA
uneasiness which Dicky's accept
ance of Rita Hrown'a studio had
caused me. an uneasiness I knew
my little friend bad suspected, al
though she didn't know or Lil
lian's arraignment of the girl to
me, or of her anxiety that Dicky
should not work in MIks Hrown's
A Great Relief.
Lillian had made good her
promise to offer Dicky her own
studio, an offer which Dicky had
promptly and gratefully accepted,
though with wide-eyed amaze
ment for Lillian had always held
her studio as inviolate as an Eng
& college man does bis ftudy
hour. But, indeed, she had not
used it in all the last weeks, hav
ing put aside all work but the
most press. ng in order to watcn
beside Robert Savarin's sick bed.
The work she was compelled to
do she wrought at in her own li
brary. I knew Lillian would share the
distinct feeling of relief I exper
ienced at hearing Mrs. Durkee's
announcement that her son, Al
'red. and Rita llrown were inter
ested in each other. My little
neighbor was right. I was glad
to know that the girl, who I Had
seen but once, but whom I In
stinctively disliked, "bad her
claws sharpened" for anyooay
I did not care, however, to
have Mrs. Durkee suspect my re
lief. "Let me see." I said, counting
on my fingers with no hint that I
had understood her allusion to
my uneasiness concerning Rita
Prown -"this s the first, second,
third, fourth, fifth it's no; use, !
can't count or remember the girts
lame kind of cars, you can be as
sured that they know their value
before buying the second, third,
fourth and subsequent cars."
"I know," she
uioutrti her tone was obstinate,
but it will come some day. Ami
whfrn I think of this Rita Borwn
getting her clutches on my boy
I wish he'd married any one 01
the others I used to dread."
"No you don't," I said comfort
mgly, although in reality I ad
mitted the truth of her words. I
could imagine few. women more
ununited to Alfred Durkee than
Rita Hrown. I may m.pjudge the
gfrl, but I believe the words wire
hood, motherhood, mean nothing
real or sacred to her, and Altred
Durkee, though apparently of as
volatile a temperament as Dicky,
yet Is a wholesome latl, who'
ieal of a wife would be the idol
ized mother of bin children.
1 tried to visualize Rita Brown
as a mother, but Rave it up with
a little shiver at the probable un
happlness of any child who should
ever cajl her by that sacred name,
and turned to Mrs. Durkee.
"You haven't told me yet what
has led you to fear Rita Brown, '
I said. "She isn't a new acquain
tance of Alf's. is she? They must
have known each other for a long
"They have, causually," Al
fred's mother returned, "but it's
only since Alf returned tnat
they've been thrown together so
much. It peems Alf cast some
work in her way she's terribly
clever, you know and then sh"
was taken HI, couldn't finish It.
and he had to go to see her about
It. You know what a tender
hearted softy Alf Is about any
body sick or in trouble. I imagine
he's been buying out the flower
and fruit stored ever since, and
now he wants me to invite that
r'rl and the two Fairfaxes, her
chums, down here for a week
end or two; says the country alr
will be so good for Rita.
"If you can beat that I'd like
to have you try!"
(To be continued)
Australian Swimmer to
Compete in Honolulu
HONOU'LI-,. T. H.. April 9.
Frank Beaurepaire, champion
middle distance swimmer of Aus
tralia, will compete in the meet to
be held here May 28 and 30 un
der the auspices of the Hawailin
branch of the A. A. U.. according
to advices Just received in Hono
lulu. Two Australian sprint
swimmers likely will accompany
Etbelda Bleibtrey Of New York,
world's woman champion, (- also
will swim In the May meet, while
Halg Priest, of Los Angeles.
Olympic diving champion, fa ex-
RAM) KAGLK8 RKEV
I 1 Lr. itui;i., wasn., yasn-.
April 26. Raid eagles seldom
Keen In this section, appeared her
In large numbers recently having
been attracted by the ran 'of
jjsmelt in the nearby streams. The
big birds spent some time on tbr
streams, diving in the water for
i It Is clamed that Hundreds of
thousands of Americans cross the
boroder now to get a taste Of the
Canadian scenery that comes In
It has been decided by a court
of competent jurisdiction that wo
men jurors may weaf hats in the
jury box and that time will be
given them to powder their noses.
And who has the nerve to say
Busy men and women find the
good Maxwell profitable in
every-day business and liome
activities. It both saves and
earns because of its lovVS cost
of operation. J
F. 0. B. FticUrj, ur tax t$ t tddtdx.
OSCAR B. GINGRICH ;
MOTOR AND TIRE
371 Court Street ) Phon? C35
G. L DAVENPORT
Apples. Potatoes. Onions, fiwil Pota
toes, true Tartties. "The
beit that's frown."
All kinds produce solicited.
147 Front St. Portland, Or.
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Your Chance to Buy a REBUILT USED CAR at the Price
Our big sale commences today, May 7th.
It will Tun ior 3 daysSaturday, Sunday
and Monday. ' -
Our sales room will be open Saturday
night and Monday night till nine o'clock
and all day Sunday.
You Wanted Is Here
Just an idea of a iew of our bargains :
A Buick touring, tip top shape, good tires,
during this sale, only $395
This car is worth at any time $550.
A Dodge touring, like new, cord tires, at
a bargain price during this sale.
Space will not permit to list hali of our
bargains-all reduced for this special sale.
We have the cars and we propose to move
them fast if PRICES, QUALITY, GUAR
ANTEE and SERVICE will move them.
THE BIGGEST TIRE BARGAINS EER
OFFERED, IN FACT PRE-WAR PRICES
KNOCKED SILLY. I ,
Remember the dates of this special sal
Saturday Sunday and Monday i
aflenni Automobile Co.
F. G. DELANO
A. I. EOFE
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