The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, July 31, 1921, Page 14, Image 14

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lililAliHLLL IN v ;
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Batr RdaiJs of West Virginia
fJesotiated Without Mis
hap in Jest I
Promise to Mare Car Whose
Value Could Not fie
; Doubted is Fuiniled :'
Another -endurance record ha
1011 sot by the good Maxwell In
AVent Virginia.
With the low and. Intermedin
aite Rear removed; and carrying
three paHgengerH, a' Rood Maxwell
r fotk Cat mreWd 65 tnihefi orer
mountains, and through mudly
valleys, without trouble of any
"Big mil Inclnded.
Tlie famouft Turtle TJreek hill.
Just out of Pittsburgh, Summit
fountain at Unioatow. : aad
Laurel raouatains at Elklni' were
included in the trip. -fj- f
.T.L Cord ray, general manager
f the Han Garage company. Inc..
MaaweH-Cbalmers distributors a
Fairmont, personally supervised
the Trip, driving the car himself
most of th time.
Itaadft Ibid From Rain.
; "Rainy weather had made the
roads very bad," says Mr. Cord
ray," "but the good Maxwell went
through without trouble of any
kind covering the entire 565
miles on 31 Vi gallons of gaso
line, an average of 18 miles to
the gallon. .;
"The test not. only proved this
goodness of the good Maxwell,
but confirms the opinion of all
good Maxwell owners that it Is
a remarkably economical car.
Promt Fulfilled.
"At Its- new price the good
Maxwell Is Indeed fulfilling the
protmnea of the new organization
behind it.
"Thsy said they would make a
car so good that 'its value could
not remain for a moment in ques
tion. Not only have they done
this but they have twice reduced
the price while making tfaene improvements.".
"How do you like your new
boarding house?" '
"Oh, the rooms are fair, the
table Is tolerable and the gossip
is great.' '
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; We restore the usefulness to worn in
u'red, and sick casing and tubes with expert
tire' surgery and skilled vulcanizing.
. . Remember, many an injured tube or cas
ins Is ruined by over or under "curing" in
'vulcanizing. Our 'CURE" is always a per
fect one. 1 Moderate 'charges.
Three Hundred Thousand
Miles Surfaced Highways
Built Since 1880
TotaJ of 1702 Agencies Ac
tively Promoting Better
BY C. S- I..EE
. . i
1 The Home of RayBatteries
231- N.- Commercial St, .
Phone 787
The growth of "The Good Roads
Movement" in the United States
and Canada since its organibod
inception in 1880, and with the
great stimulus it received in the
periods immediately following the
aadvent of the automobile and
the appearance of the motor tik
has been so rapid, so extensive and
so effective that highway con
struction ! today constitutes tine
of the greatest, if not the great
est, problems in American econ
omic life. i
There are now 1702 organized
agencies actively and directly
pleading the cause of good roads.
The agitation, to. . date, has
brought about the construction
of 310,000 miles of surfaced high
waysraising the highway mile
age of the United States to 2,478,
652 and that of Canada to 255,
000. .; 1
Industry Dependent
The automotive industry, fourth
largest in the country, with 368
manufacturing plants capitalized
at $1,204,378,642, and employing
325,000 workmen; having an an
nual output of 2,205,197 passen
ger cars and ' trucks valued at
$3,694,814,620, and supplement
ed, as it Is, by 1.S00 firms pro
ducing auto parts valued at $300,
000.000 a year, together with
1,000 firms manufacturing annu
ally 35.000,000 tires valued at
$1,000,000,000 is absolutely de
pendent upon highway improve
ment for its stalbillty and upon
increased road mileage for greater
expansion, fn addition, 33,000
distributors of automobiles are
involved as well as 45,800 dealers
in automobile accessories and
35,000 dealers in tires. So great,
too, has the roadbuilding indus
try become, in consequence of the
demand for improved roads, that
there are now 7,500 contracting
firms engaged in actual construc
tion ( work. The roads are now
traversed by 9,211,295 licensed
cars and trucks, of which 3.000,
000 are used on the farms. These
cars consumed 3,200,000,000 gal
lons of gasoline last year.
: Pioneer Called "Nut"
Prior to" 1880, when Amos O.
Batchelder, late chairman of the
executive board, American Auto
mobile Association at Washington,
with, H. S. Earle of Detroit and
other pioneer advocates, organized
the League or American' wneei
mn and began a systematic cam'
naien. a good roads enthusiast
was (looked upon with undisguis
ed curiosity or amusement as
something of a "nut" a loquac
lous, but no doubt well meaning
ID ,3 8 7
Iii Ten Days:
Test proves Conclusively the Superiority pi the Wil
JysrKnight Sleeve ValveMoiot? 0 0
; On July 4th the Willys-Knight, a strictly clock model, was started on a per
formance test over the Fresno Speedway trp Ifrofe to the motoring public the won
derful stamina, power, speed and cooling properties of the car.
The official figures on the test show how well the Willys-Knight proved its
merit. In ten days and nights it covered 10,387 miles a distance almost half
way around tKe world! J '
. The temperature on the track during the test ran as high as 142 degrees
and yet the water in the radiator nefer; boiled! Proof of the remarkable cooling
properties of the Willys-Knight. ,
An average speed (for the elapsed "time from July 4 to' July 14) of 4Zy4 miles
per hour was maintained showing the speed and sturdiness of the Willys-Knight.
This performance is of interest to (he motorist as well as to the- prospective
motor car purchaser, for it really affords an actual, definite proof of what the
Willys-Knight will do.
Thi'ee years of strain and usage by the average driver would scarcely subject
any car to the same trying conditions. which this Willys-Knight , met and con
quered in the short space of ten days. Almost va motor's lifetime use was packed
into ten short days,. under the most torrid sun in America and on a bowl that
shuts off all cooling breezes. r
No test could be more severe no performance more gratifying no triumph
oved adverse conditions more complete no proof of durability more convincing.
The Willys-Knight again proves its 'superiority.
Mevj f IPirSce
Touring, Co. b. Toledo, now $1895 Coue, i o. Toledo, now $25S0
Roadster, f.o.b. Toledo, now $1895 Sedan i. 0. b. Toledo, now $2750
246 State Street
; Phone 311
person; who might -be seen Tint
not heard. Usually he was very
promptly "sat down upon" by the
lugubrious taxpayer. - i r : -
Opposition gradually! melted
away, however, as the campaign
became more fully organized and
extended. Since 18S0 more than
$ 3.000.0 V0. 000 has been spent for
highway improvement in the
United States and Canada. More
than $1,30, 000,000 Is now avail
able and $1,500,000,000 addition
al projects under contemplation.
And yet, with all this, only a be
ginning has been made. Billions
more must be expended before
the country has anything like a
highway system adequate to the
traffic needs.
Constant Work Necessary
It has been only by the most
persistent efforts on the part of
the advocates and the formation
of militant organizations every
where that "the Good Roads
Movement" has been carried to
its present high estate. The auto
mobile and the motor truck have
done more to form a favorable
sentiment than anjy other, agency.
While state road building poli
cies were nothing new. In view of
the action inaugurated by 1 Ken
tucky in 1821, which resulted in
the completion of 343 miles of
state roads by 1837, very little
had been accomplished by any of
the states or the federal govern
ment beyond the construction of
the toll roads and the old "Nation
al Road" from Cumberland, Md.
toSt. Louis, Mo. The latter was
begun in 1806 during the admin
istration of Thomas Jefferson.
The first state aid law was pas
sed by the New Jersey legislature
in 1891. The next year "fhe Nat
ional League for Good Roads" was
formed to conduct a vigorous cam
paign for the establishment ' of
a federal highways bureau. In
1893 the department of agricul
ture, in accordance with an act
of congress approved March 3,
1893, established the office of
road inquiry to investigate, sys
tems of road management in the
United States.
Autos Push Movement
The nut nninbil wai int rrwiuxwt
from 1895 to 1900, giving ' the
mavement an impetus that pushed
it far to the front. The (Intro
duction of the motor track in
1904 sent it forward to an even
greater height. The following
year New York state took the lead
by appropriating $50.00.000 for
good roads. In 1912, the first
federal aid convention was heA
by the American Automobile as
sociation at Washington and Con
gress established a Joint commit
tee to go into the whole field of
fovernment participation In road
woric. a hat year, too.. coneresB
appropriated $500,000 for the
improvement of selected post
roads. Individual local and st&te
Bignway oniciais established in
office In the meantime. beean
their agitation. New Jersev es
tablished the first state highway
commission In 1892. andlMassa-
chsetts followed In 1893, not only
with a commission , but a state
highway system Today 48 states
have highway departments. .
Many national organization
sprang up, chief among which
were the American Highway as
sociation , , the American ;i, ftbd
Builders' association, the Autao
bile Chamber, of Commerce,' thts
American Association of State
Highway Officials,, the Associated
Highways of America, the Nation
al, Park Touring association, the
pnnea states uooa Koads associa
tion,, the Public Land States High
way association, the Tri-Sstata
Good Roads association, the Can
adian Good Roads association, and
Agencies Are Numerous .- " j
Of the agencies, that are alow
fighting for highway improvement
6b are organized movements for
the construction of certain nation
al or Interstate highways, 15 are
national or interstate good roads
associations, 34 are state organi
zations and motor clubs, 60 are
roads committees and 135 natlon-
chlnery trade associations and en
gineering societies, 32 are motor
track and automobile trade organ
izations and 131 agencies are nnb-
Itcations devoted to the movement
In one form or another. : In ad
dition, there 735 chambers of com
merce, merchants' associations
and boards of trade having good
roads committees adn 135 nation
al trade or industrial associations
"having standing committees whicn
frame the policies of those organ
izations in matters pertaining to
highway improvement.
Interest on the part of nearly
10,000,000 automobile and truck
owners as well as the owners of
6,000,000 teams of horses and
mules regularly using or work
ing on the highways, not; to men
tion the smaller numbers of Fed
eral, state, county, district and
municipal highway officials, en
gineers, contractors, manufactur
ers of machinery and materials,
rural mail carriers, resort own
ers, farmers, merchants, real es
tate dealers, motorcyclists, bi
cyclists and others directly inter
ested, has given to the' movement
strength so great that no politi
cian, national, state or local, dare
refuse to listen when there is an
honest demand for road improve
ment. At least 30,000,000 Amer
icans are now advocates of good
Highway Rond Issues Increase.
According to figures from re
ports tO the ASDhalt Assnolotlnn
New York City, for the month of
June, 191, compared to figures
for May. provision for future high
way work in the United tnte
and Canada, took a big spurA dur
ing the month iust closed ' retir
ing June a total of $17,307359-
in new hond issues for mads
and streets were reported from
civ state, counties, townshlpa,
load district's and municipalities,
compared to $164,371,353 frora
59 similar divisions of govern
ment having charge of highway
work. This Is an increa A fit
914,936.006.36 for June over
:ay and makes a total of $343.4
in9, in new bond issues
over and above the $1,000,000,
000 previously available, or s
grand total of $1,343,678,712.3
now available for highway work
In the United States and Canada:
The reports show that greatest
Interest in. highway Improvement
exist? In Alabama, California,
Connecticut, Florida. Idaho, HH
i.ois, Kentucky, alassuciiasetts,
Michigan,- Minnesota Mississippi,
Missouri, New Jersey,. New York,
North CaYoIina, Ohio, Pennsylva
nia South Carolina. Tennessee.
Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin and
Wyoming. The southern states,
especially, have been coming o
the front. Pennsylvania, how
ever, now leads the country in
funds provided. ' Alaska, Arkan
sas the District of Columbia.
Maine, Nevada, New Hampshire,
North Dakota, Rhode Island and
Vermont, the figures shew, are
providing on the, other hand, very
little hi new bend issues and ap
parently are taking little Interest
In highway construction. Ohio
leads the states in the number o!
new bond issues, having report
ed 63 in June and 49 in May, a
total of 112. New York fellows
with a total of 52 and Pennsyl
vania was thirdwtth 44. North
Caroling, reported" 36 and Tex??.
35. Virginia led in amount of
bond issues for June, reporting a
total of $51,419,000 last month ua
against $810,000 for May, Penn
sylvania was second for June with
a total of $26,078,000 and New
York was third with $23,634.
ifip. Texas reported June bond
issues of $13,286,000 as against
$3,681,000 in May.
State Funds Listod.
The total amount of new high
way bond issues made available
iE each state last month was as
follows: Alabama!. $2,682,000;
Arizona, $75,000; California, $4
878000; Canada $3,329,016; Con
necticut, $309,000; Delaware,
$15,000; Florida. $3,855,000;
Georgia. $835jO0O; Idaho, $2,
190,000; Illinois, $8,839,000; In
diana, $300,596; Kansas, $134,
000; Kentucky, $320,000; Louis-
lana, $f202.00d; Mainland. $201.
oyo; Massachusetts.: $469,1)00;
Michigan, $4.ofiv.u00; MihH,wta,
$5.72.90a; Mississippi. $1,"SV2.
000; Missouri, $425,000; Mon
tana, $395,000; Nebraska. $181,
oV0; New Jersey. $7,007,500;
Ne-Mexico. $875,000; New YorK,
$23.&34,SGG; North Carolina, $1,-'
16,000; Ohio. $7,907,947.36;;
Oklahoma, $150,00; Oregon, $7,
483.240; Pennsylvania, $26,078.
500; SouUi tfarolina. $l,440.rt;
South Dakota, $60,000; Tennes
see. $2,910,000; Texfs, $13.2S6.
000; Utah, $225,000; Virginia,
$61,419,000; Washington, $416.
000; West Virginia, $39,000; Wis
consin $384,500; Wyoming.' $2.
425,000. For May the reports or new
bond Issues we-e: Alabama $1,
0S7.000; Arizona. $75.000: Col
trado. $5.o0i.0Q0; Connecticut.
?4,50.0t"rt; Delaware. $410.
000; Florida. $2,094,000; Geor
gia, $1,045,000; Indiana. $795.
'40; Iowa, $750,000; Kansas,
$261,000; Louisiana, $150,000;
Maryland, $120,000: Massachu
setts, $74,000; Michigan. $3.1?5;
Minnesota, $1,733,124; Mississip
pi. $520,000; Missouri. $10,414,
WO0; Montana. $-'00,000; Nebras
ka. $510,000; New Jersey. ?5,
1S7.000; New Mexico. $147,500;
New YoTk, $2,109,242; North
Carolina, $5.765,09; Ohio, $14.
596,139; Oklahoma. $l,114,00t;
Oregon, i$l. 006.000; Pennsylva
nia, $53. 45:;.ft00, South Carolina,
$2,915,000; Tennessee, $3,363,;
500; Texas. $3,681,090; Virginia,
$S10,000; Washington, $129,000;
West Virginia. $21,000; Wiscon
sin, $1,231,000; Wyoming, $300,
000. Some States Stock Up.
California, Canada, Idaho, Il
linois. Kentucky. South Dakota,
and Utah reported no bond issues
We Sell
Used ar
Either by buying the cars from you and then selling,
or selling direct on commission at any rate WE SELL
THE CARS! We are the used car center in Salem and
anyone in the market for a used car will do well to sec
us first.
Here Are Just Three of Our Stock
There Are Twenty-five More:
Studebaker Six, 7-passenger $225
7 Pass. Cadillac Eight, excellent condition $1250
19l8 Saxon Six ... .$225
Oleson Auto Exchange
341 North Commercial St. Phone 666
"The Used Car Center"
in May while Colorado and Iow.t
reported none In June. -r ,
For the Iwo.iuoQtlia combined
the number of bond Issues and
their total value In each state
v ere as follows: IX In Alabama;
$3,763.0001 3 in Arizona. $810,-
00; 1 in California. $4,787,000;
4 In 1 Canada.- $$,32S.016; 1 iu
Colorado. $5.00ft;000.4 3 In, Con-lecticlit.-4,800ai
3 In- Dela
kare. $435,000; it la Florida, i
$5.94l00; if In Georgia, $1
S80.0UO; 3 In Idaho, $2,190,000,
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PERFOPlMf.'JSi courjra
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Here to .Buy
A Truck I
The need for motor' transport wilt be 'x
greater this year than evr. - You have -beea,
thinking for several months about r
huj inj a truck and , there no time like '
the present to decide. K I
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Every indication pointsj to the return
to normal business conditions. That means "
the demand for motor trucks will' Increase";
and those who have a trudc will be pre- .
pared to meet it. l ' 5 - j
Be Prepared ; -
The first , step is in thte selection of
your truck. Of course, we adtise thel
--' " . i .lane uui . nwu itiuiic
for it. You no doubt knovrBomebody orl
some firm that owns a M4CK. Ask for
a recommendation. We know the MACK
is the best motor truck in Ihe world and
are confident IACK owners will tell you
their opinion is the same.
; Mack International Llotor
Truck Corporation :
A. T. STEINER, District Representative
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When They Call It An "Orphan"
An orphan in automobile talk is a car that is bought from some person lot able or
disposed to guarantee service and satisfaction to the owner...
The term recognizes the specific value that a good dealer giveV to any car he sells.
We recommend the Chevrolet
No car we sell ever becomes an "orphan."
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