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About The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 24, 1922)
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, , SEVENTY-SECOND YEAR
SALEM, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 24, 1922
PRICE: FIVE CENTS V
'.RUCKS AND TRACTORS
OAKLAND SETS j
Urip from Milwaukee to
' Madison, 80 Miles, Is
Made in Good Time
Two remarkable speed records
j jhave been hung op by the Oak
, jland Motor Car company within
'the last three weeks, v In both
Jof which v newspaper 1 automobile
r editors of "Milwaukee took the
strip and drove the car at least
, i half of t ha way. -y t j
The latest record was made
f rota Milwaukee t,o Madron,
tif disance oMO miles. In one hour
,'l r and 32 minutes, or an iayerage
iof better than 62 miles an hour.
- rThe return trip was made at
i the same time.
Record SpedU Made
r ' ". Emll . Hokanson, president of
"I the Wisconsin.' Oakland company
;andA.VR, Bower, on of , the
; newspaper' automobile editors of
Milwaukee; made the next trip.
- Y 'Mr.' Hokanson had made what
i 'seemed to-this automobile editor
'l extravagant claims for the latest
Oakland model ending with the
assertion that he could make the
V trip from -Milwaukee to Madison
f. i'hs'n hour-end -hour nd 4tf
. 'minutes. He was taken up. The
V trip was made in one hour and
'32 minutes. Eight talnutes more
, fwere consumed for changing the
; tlre. The trip . to Madison, was
. .' 'started' at 6:80 in the morning
:to obtain a clean . read way, but
'the return trip was made., when
x i traffic was heaT.W;"r7":, '
? I : ' ., ? ' Trailc IIeTy '
; I The other record ran was made
"from Chicago to carry a photo-
? graph of football same at
j Stag? field to a Milwaukee pe
') per. B. W. Compton, the auto-
: ; mobile I editor, of , a.' Milwaukee
ipaper drove the car from , the
I city liml t s at Eranston, 111., to
) .Milwaukee In one hour and 43
. ' minutes. Thi a is a ' dlsUnce j ot
SO.S miles, and. the ear, iw
;aged 46.78 miles per hour. Mr.
Hokanson also made this trip.
This run was made from
Evan 3 ton on a Saturday after
noon, starting at. 3:55 p. m..
when traffic was heaviest, and
the Inst half of the run was In
Toledo Purchases Many
Motorcycles for Police
The city of Toledo has Just
purchased 32 INDIAN Big Chier
74 motorcycles and 10 side
cars for its police deaprtment
for use in patrol and traffic
work. This award was made af
ter a gruelling test conducted
by Toledo police officials cover
ing speed, acceleration, acces
sibility and flecibility. Four dif
ferent manufacturers of this vehicle-
competed in the test.
Production and Sale of Six
to Be Continued Devel
opment is Planned
and Rim Parts for all Can
Free Expert Advice
160 south High street w
Announcement is made from
Detroit that . the powerful Max
well Interests are now in full
control - of the Chalmers Motor
Car company, having taken over
the physical properties of the
Chalmers. The business of the
Chalmers company will go on as
in .the ; past. , , In other words,
the, production, aid sa les of the
Chalmers six - will . be , continued.
The lans ot the new owners
ot the Chalmers properties ate
already , well matured. They pro
vide for a development of the
Chalmers, along the same sound
lines -that have been pursued In
the Maxwell business during the
last two y ears.
The purchase of the Chalmers
means that it will now get the
benefit' of"-the experience, re
sources and vision of the same
organization which has made the
Maxwell such a success since the
organization took over the Max
well properties some two years
Distributors and dealers, by
wire and mail, have expressed
their enthusiasm to the Detroit
executives, over the constructive
outlook. PJans are for a great
ly enlarged Chalmers production
As we see it in this business,
courtesy means taking care of
you promptly when you come in
seeing to it that you get exactly
what you;want--and that you're
thoroughly satisfied when you
drive away. v
. There's no place for anything
like a "don't icar? attitude in a
ousiness like this one of ours.
We want your battery to give
you all the months and miles of
service there are in it whether it
happens to be a Willard or not.
. E. H. BURRELL
, 238. North High :, ,
MM Batteries '
(THREADED RUBBER INSULATION)
I OH, FOR THE DAYS OF CHILDHOOD!
fourth and the head-on wind
resistance by an esitmated one
third? A. This is one of my pet
ideas. I don't see why more
1-eople do not take advantage
cf the opportunities offered in
the automobile field by buying
more old "good" cars and re
building them into smaller,
smarter, lighter cars, cutting the
operating cost to fit your potk
etbook, so to say.
It will surprise you what can
be done in the line of remodel
ing or rebuilding, in the way of
increased mileage on both gas
and tires and the reduced head
on presented by the decreased
size and shape is a big factor
when we remember that the re
sfstenee increases with the square
of the velocity.
There is no limit to the class
we can build into these cars,
providing, of course, our pocket
book holds out, and why we
cannot build a smart classy two
or three passenger roadster at
a nominal figure, to operate at
a nominal figure, is more than
can understand unless it is we
can't do It ourselves and have
it look anything other than just
a "bug" or due to the fact that
there are no shops or factories
devoted to this industry-
Here's a chance for some of
you idle mechanics to set up in
near Comstock, Douglas county.
to L. A. Rothe, a "Washington man.
who said he may erect a sawmill.
The purchase price was near
$100,000, said Mr. Hengen.
A pound ot beefsteak costs 70,
000 rubles In Russia, but that la
offset by the tact that there 1
And yet they say "There ain't no Santa Claua"!
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR
Q. Is it safe, or desirable in
a Ford car .to use the reverse
pedal as a brake?
A. Due to the plariitary
action of the Ford transmission
it is next to Impossible to harm
it irrespective of what abuse
it Is subpected to, consequently
w advise using the reverse
pedal with, the brake pedal.
using the two alternating, thus
preventing burning the transmis
sion bands by allowing oil to
accumulate between the band and
drum. This applies more to long
grades where excessive braking
would burn the brake lining.
Q. What would you advise as
to the use of naptbalene, or sim
ilar patented "gas-saver," in the
gasoline? - - ,
A. 4We have found a few so-
called "gas-savers" to be mixed
with gasoline that have really
increased the miles per gallon,1
but have found the cost of same. !
equal, if not more than off-set
the increased mileage.
Q. What is the remedy for a
clutch that "grabs"?
A. We take It for granted
that you refer to the old type
of cone clutch as used in Over
land, Chevrolet and a few others.
These clutches have a leather
face and are equipped with fin
gen under the leather to assist
n the ease of clutch engage
ment. .These fingers are pressed
out against the clutch facing by
a spring which in turn is ad
justed by , a nut on the said
finger, loosening this nut allows
the fingers by pressure of the
spring to raise a portion of the
clutch facelng, making a par
tial engagement before the clutch
la - fully engaged. However, a
temporary relief can be obtained
by soaking the leather thorough
ly with neetsfoot oil.
Q. What is the best way to
straighten fender dents?
A. Take It to J. C. Bair, the
Q. Is it desirable to use light
er transmission grease In cold
weather, and If so, what would
be the rule for its selection?
A If you find It difficult to
shift gears while .motor and
transmission' are cold, then it
Is desirable to change to a light
er grade. .The average transmis
sion grease Is of about the con
slstency of steam cylinder oil
or commonly known as 600w.
Some manufacturers recommend
a heavy grade of gas engine lu
bricant for their transmission to
be used the year around. How
ever, this is an exception more
than the rule.
Q. Can a carbonized motor
be safely cleaned by shooting
water into the carburetor? l
luTve heard of that method but
have been afraid to try it. Or
is there any successful way ot
removing carbon without taking
down the engine.
A. It has been found that by
injecting water in the engine
with the fuel that it will pre
vent the accumulation of carbon
to a certain extent. I don't
believe however, that the inject
ion of water will .remove any
carbon deposits that has already
accumulated. The(re are two
well known methods of removing
carbon. One by scraping, the
other by burning. Burning car
bon from a cylinder should be
performed by a competent man
only, as it is a very precarious
operation to perform.
Q. I have an old heavy car
that I want to cut down for a
bug. How much gas-saving
should one expect to make by
reducing the weight possibly one-
during the coming year, and the
fullest possible - use . of th ex
tensive , Chalmers A manufacturing
f acUlltes, which are eald to be
among tha finest in the Industry.
A most hearty wish to our many friends
and patrons fo ra
A Prosperous New Year
HARRY W. SCOTT
"The Cycle Man."
& H,J the SEASONS
TO OUR FRIENDS and PATRONS
we extend the. wish that this may
be the most happy and prosperous
Christmas that you have ever known.
High Street at . Trade
4 ' -i
I WEST STAYT0N I
MAY CHRISTMAS sunshine light your
whole life the whole year through,
Is our wish.
Lloyd E. Ramsden
887 Court Street
WEST STAYTON, Ore., Dec. 23
West Stayton school has had
three days vactlon while Profes
sor Nance took examination
Mr. and Mrs. James Condit ex
pect to spend Christmas with their
daughter, Mrs. Carl Qibson.
T. Y. McClellan has purchased
a nine-ton engine for hla- aw-mill
on the Parker place. It was ship
ped to West Stayton by freight
then skidded from West Stayton
to the mill. It required 12 horse
to move it part of the way.
Joe Spaulding is still looking
for his new Vaughn drag saw that
was taken out of the timber where
he had been using it a month ago.
Rev. Mr. Danley has organized
a Sunday school at Pleasant Grove
and everybody is invited to attend
and help make it a success.
SELLS TIMBER TRACT
EUGENE, Ore., Dec. 23. O. B
Hengen annouaced here today
that he has just sold a tract of
2500 acress of fine timber land
STATE SCHOOL OF
Under Supervision of
State Board of Vocational Education
With the rapid development of -automotive transport
tation and the more recent development of the airplane 4
the demand for trained mechanics is becoming more and
Under the Smith-IIuirhea net. anv nersnn owy th acta
of 14 years can attend this school and the government will"; I
nav half the tuition exnense. - 1
There are evening classes rorr tinieTrrwh,re yotr
may bring your own car and workon it under expert
The instructors are college trained men, receiving their
training at Oregon Agricultural College. .
The courses taught are: General Automotive Engineer
ing, Automotive Electricity, Battery Repair, Racing Cur
Design ahd Manufacture. Later there will be a class m
Airpiane uesign and .Manufacture. .
Classes commence October 2, 1922. For further par
ticulars write. u ;
It J. Milsom Instructors . , L. U. Eycrly '
173 S. Liberty Street, Salem
Room 1, State Capitol, of phone 76 or 666
The Willys-Knight Motor Improves With Use
Roadster, $1445.00; Touring, $1455.00; Coupe, $1875.00; Sedan, $2235.00.
f. o. b. Salem.
Willys-Knight owners escape a
world of trouble common to ordi
nary motor cars and enjoy a world
of comfort which thousands say
they cannot get elsewhere.
The Willys-Knight has the only
type motor that improves with
At the present price the Willys
Knight Sedan has no equal
Vick Bros., High Street at Trade.