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About The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 2, 1923)
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Autos, Society, Clubs, General News
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. SEVENTy-TIimD YEAR; 1; : , . i ! - SALEM, OREGON, SUNDAY -JIOUNINC, SEPTEMBER 2, 11)23 , PRICE: FIVE CENTS
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JUL X NNr
I v Tips for
ImnnWnnt YiViuinmont fnv Shnrt
Whether preparing your car for
inna-jtAnttnanttl tAiip nlni-
tion or -week-end trip, there is a
" certain amount" of equipment
which should always be In the car
to meet emergencies.
Have you ever started out on an
afternoon,1 drive over; paved roads
with sun shining bright when a
sudden - shower conies up, which
of course does not mean anything
on the paved road? However, .a
"' bridge la out which necessitates a
aeiour tnrougn a iieia up ana
- down, a slippery bank, or perhaps
miles oil' your direct route over
i steep dirt hills. If you are an old
head at louring,! it won't be neces
sary to suggest the Importance of
a good pair of antiskid chains as
? part of. your regular tool equip
iment, and these should be on the
;rear. wheels before you dig your
self into a rut, or experience a bad
skid on a wet dirt hill.
i A collapsable water bucket for
filling radiator should he in the
pocket of your car door. Maybe
-your car don't use any water, .but
the .radiator drain cock may ' Jar
j open, a hose connection might de
li velop a leak, a slipping fan belt
might i cause overheating. ' You
"can't always find a water pail, and
to have one handy will save time.
lln the case of-an overheated mo
) tor, do not attempt to drive to wa
ller, if the cooling Bystem is dry.
It is better to walk a block or a
j fcaif mile, for , water, than to de
stroy your motor ana spou your
Fuel filling stations are numer
ous in some sections, but did you
ever run out of gasoline or oil late
at night and find some of the sta-
' tions closed, or have to walk a
mile to a telephone? It is very
"easy to overlook filling your tanks
at proper intervals, also you are li
able to miscalculate how far you
can travel on one filling, for heavy
winds, grades, dirt roads, ', low
tires, leaks developing and many
other things are liable to pull your
fuel mileage down a few pegs. Au
tomobile supply houses seH'conve
nient metal boxes for an extra gal
lon of gas and oil, that can be at
tached to running board. - True
- enough, some cars have -reserve
apply tanks incorporated in the
fuel system, but I have met these
fellows on the road looking for as
sistance. - - :
if In the past the majority of car
manufacturers have given little
attention to quality and -convenience
of a good Jack. However,
the matter is receiving serious at
tention now; as a result of service
complaints. Do you know that you
ii&a purchase a jack with exten
sion handle thai eliminates stoop-.
. ing and' soiling the sleeves when
" placing it under car, and the heav
iest makes of cars can belifted
lith ease by delicate persons? If
iyour car is not equipped with the
latest type Jack, these can be pur
chased in accessory stores at small
Jcost. When buying a jack, test it
-under your car; make sure that it
can. be placed under your axle,
'both front and rear, when a tire is
Jllat. You can judge tkis by allow
ing so many inches drop for size
of cross section of your tlfes.
J Make sure that your tool equip
ment is complete; hammer, 10 in.
ine next time you see a
Pierce or any other
high grade car, 'notice how
Its superb painting enhances
the car's splendid lines. ..
YOUR car . can have an
equally excellent appearance
If repainted here. We have
the skill and materials and
the cost is reasonable. In
quire ' - X
, AUTO PAINTING CO.
Phone 937 (
il9 state 5 ; Corner Front
or 2 . In. i monkey wrench, screw
driver, pliers, tire wrench, etc, A
great, many car owners will say
that they would not know.how to
use. the tool if they did get into
trouble. This is' very trireT but
some one might happen along who
can use tools. It is-surprising how
neglectful the" average car owner
is. on this Item. have met tour
ists on the western deserts up
against "it because they did not
have a wrench to tighten an oil
connection. j ,
- Aisteel tow cable, while not ab
solutely essential,! comes in very
handy. I have saved hours of de
lay by assisting cars that'happen
to get into, bad spots on narrow
roads, thus blocking roads. Also
you might get into a bad place
yourself and need some assistance.
Very often a tourist pulls off the
paved road into a dry camp site;
a sudden, storm might make it im
possible, to get back on the road
without some outside assistance. I
have seen cars mired to the hubs
on camping grounds, and in much
need of a tow cable and the little
auto shovel, that can be placed un
der a seat, or strapped, under run
ning board. j
For The Owners Scrapbook
Last Week Camping Out Re
duces Cost on Long .Tours. :
: Next Week Watch Your Bat
tery and Generator Closely.
Copyright 1923 by The Christy
Walsh Syndicate.! i
. OS course,' the most beautiful
city on the coast deserves the fin
est automobile camp ground on
the coast. ' !
Oil and grease are cheaper than repairs and repair parts.
The cheapest expense about an automobile is efficient and
thorough lubrication for it saves xnany times its small cost.
, Le t rour expert service men grease your car while you
work in the day -time or while you sleep at night. Our
service never sleeps.
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Our prices for greasing are:
Buick Four. . L. ...$1.50 Oakland Six..- $1.50
Buick Six .. 1.80 Nash Four 1.50
Cadillac ... ..., 1.80 Nash Six..: .... 1.80
Chevrolet 1.20 Oldsmobile Four and Six 1.50
Dodge ....:. ..... 1.50 Oldsmobile Eight 1.80
Durant Four 1.50 -Overland "90".. 1.50
Essex.;. 1.50 Overland Four...., 1.20
Ford 1.20 Packard .....1.80
Franklin . 1.80 Paige -. 1.80
-. Hudson 1.80 Star 1.. ... 1.20
: Hupmobile 1.50 Studebaker Light Six 1.50
Maxwell.... 1.50 Studebaker Special and
j - - -- ------ --- Big Sixes .. 1.80
Prices include cup grease. Transmission and cylinder oils
extra. Greasing Springs 25 cents extra. No charge for
changing cylinder oil and flushing motors.
mmm automobile co.
! SALEM'S LARGEST GARAGE
Phone 362 i
Open Day and Night 235 S. Commercial St.
Particular Attention Given to
Juvenile Clubs at State
Fair This Year
With the state department of
education, Oregon Agricultural
college and the United States de
partment of ! agriculture cooperat
ing with the state fair board, the
exhibit to be put on at the forth
coming state fair, September 24
29, by the boy and girls of Ore
gon, who are identified with in
dustrial clubs, promises to be one
of the outstanding features of the
big show, and by itself, the larg
est and most comprehensive of all
since the establishment of clubs
in this etate.
. Parents Enthusod Anew
J. E. Calavan. industrial field
worker, who has just returned to
Salem following a state-wide can
vas of clubs, says that interest In
the various activities s far great
er, than it has ever been, with
parents demonstrating new en
thusiasm in their children's pro
jects. Local leaders are anxious
that their club members win out
in the various county contests,
and in this way qualify for the
larger field at the state fair. One
hundred per cent clubs are to be
found in great "number, states Mr.
Calavan, who deplores the big
expense of shipping exhibits,
which bars many counties, -otherwise
able to make excellent show
ings. . i ?
Several Reserve Space "
Counties already reserving space
are Multnomah," Columbia, Wash
ington, Polk, Douglas, Jackson,
Sherman, Hood River, .Tillamook,
Malheur. Linn and Clatsop, with
Marion, which- does not compete
for the awards. These counties
completely take the space alloted
in the big educational building,
and should many more come in.
additional room will have o be
found either in some other build
ing, or in tentH.
1 The bousing quarters for the
boys and girls have been removed
from the stadium, where the
night horse show kept the chil
dren awake until .late at. night,
into a .section of the educational
building, where a large kitchen,
dining room, and sleping apart
ment are rapidly being construct
ed by 'the crew of workmen.
Two liarns Keiiiotleletl
! Double space has been given
this year for the livestock exhibit
of the growing-ups, two barns hav
ing been remodeled for the show.
In all the industrial club exhibits
there will be fully 1,000 exhibit
ors. Cash prizes amounting to $1,
722 have been furnished" by the
'state fair board, the' first prizes
in the . club winners' contest,
which are trips to Oregon Agri
cultural college, being provided by
business men of Portland, and by
national. and vstate livestock; asso
ciations. Among these are: In
ternational Harvester company of
America, N. C. Maris. E. C. .John
son of the Portland Seed company.
Standard -Oil company, Portland
Flouring mills, Balfour, Outhrie
& Co., Guy W. Talbot, Portland
Gas & Coke company, Rhode Is
land Red Poultry Breeders of
Multnomah. Oregon Duroc-Jersey
Breeders' association. First Na
tional bank, Portland, National
Duroc-Jersey Breeders' associa
tion, Swift & Co., The American
Berkshire - association, Northwest
ern National bank, Oregon Hamp
shire Breeders' association, W. P.
Olds, Southern Oregon Hampshire
Breeders' association, The Even
ing, Telegram, Horace Addis and
George N. Angell, the.. Northwest
School Supply company, the Ore
gon Holstein Breeders' association,
the Holstein-Fresian association
of America, the Oregon Holstein
Breeders' association, Meier' &
Frank, Union -Stock Yards com:
pany. Prod nee1 'Credit association'.
L,add & Tifton bank, Clossett ; &
Devers, Daily Oregpnian, the Ore
gon Journal, Foster & Kleiser; Al
len & , Lewis, Pacific Coast Bis
cuit company,, Lipman, Wolf'&
Co., T.. "H. Wilcox. llk-ks-Chatten
Kngraving company, J. ' K.'. Gill
company,, Clifford Brown, (Salem )
Oregon ; Grain Growers' associa
tion, At C. Ainsworth, W, K. Fin
zer, Portland Clearing House as
sociation. ' '
Spocials Hung Up
Special prizes, are offered for
Rhode Island Reds.. Duroc-Jerseys.
SUropshires, wbich include silver
loving cups, membership in the
Oregon' Agricultural , pummer
school, and Shropshire lambs, in
the Shropshire division, the award
being given by F. A. Doerfler,
president of the Oregon Shropshire
Breeders association. ,
The variousjeontests will cover:
corn growing,' potato growing, veg
etable gardening, poultry raising,
pork production, sheep raising,
calf raising, dairy products, beef
division, dairy herd record keep
ing, canning, home making pro
ject, sewing, cookery rabbit rais
ing, rural home' beautification,
coat project, wheat project, bee
project,: livestock judging con
test, canning contest,, rabbit Judg
ing and joultry juding i contest,
county club exhibits. ' , '
In the" latter contest, exhibits
wMl be composed only of such ar
ticles, for which prizes are offer
ed In the club project contests.
The awards will be made from a
point of view of quality, rather
than quantity. The basis of
awards is made on: a segregation
of counties, eastern Oregon, coast
counties, southern Oregon ' and
Willamette valley. Each county
Ferry and Commercial Streets ' ,
having a. collected club exhibit,
installed by 10 o'clock Monday
morning, and scoring not loss than
S; points will receive $100.
Artistic id 'onsidered
Ribbons will be given to the
most artistic booth and several
cash prizes will be given for poul
try. In the rural home beaut if r7
I ration contest, the exhibit will
consist of original drawings show
ing the plan bf the home grounds
before any -Improvements were
made, and one or- more photo
graphs showing the same, -and a
drawing of revised plans and pho
tographs showing the improve
ments made during the contest
period. Written descriptions must
accompany the pictures.
The canning demonstrations
and livestock judging contests are
always among the most interc-st-Ing
activities of state fair week.
The latter will be held on the
opening day, each county to enter
a team of three members, selected
from a standard ' livestock club.
Each contestant will be required
to , place classes of 'hogs,' sheep,
dairy and beef cattle, and to give
oral reasons on the class that cor
responds to his project. ! Fifteen
minutes will be given for the, plac
ing of each class, and two minutes
for oral reasons.
j Expenses Fully Covered.
' The state fair board has appro
priated sufficient money , to cover
the expenses of a boys and girls'
club camp for the week of the fair,
the camp to be composed, of the
twO boys and the two girls from
feach county who have scored the"
greatest number of points in any
one' club project in their county.
andJudging and canning teams
which score the highest number
of points in each county.
'Each county will provide for
the transportation of these chil
The last shipment was about as close to., being., new -t
Fords as they could be and still be used, but notwithstand
ing we always look them" over and adjust any little thing
that might be wrong. We must know just what condition
each car; is in because we give Ninety Days Service with
every late model FORD.
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j They're going fast We haven't had a chance to put
one of the last ones on the floor. They have been going
as quicgly as the" mechanics can pass on them; Fifteen
have been sold since Monday and if the ratio continues
we'll be out of "nearly new used Fords" before our buyers
accumulate another shipment.
We don't believe in the "Rush Act" method, telling
people that they "Must Hurry." We still have enough
Fords to ; last for several days and we hope that we'll re
ceive another shipment before long.
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dren to and from the fair. Re
sponsible persons will act as sup
ervisors during the week. No
fund has been set aside for the
entertainment -of these youthful
visitors, . but an effort is on foot
to have the bankers of the state
contribute the fund to be used for
' CUT A SURPRISE
Reduction in Price of Popular
Car Comes Unexpectedly
in Face of Demand
Just as the Chevrolet announces
a huge cut In the delivery prices
of all Chevrolet models, the local
agency in Salem succeeded in put
ting over another , record . month
of sales. The July records show
that 394 Chevrolets were Issued
state licenses in Marion county.
In speaking of the price cut in
the Chevrolet cars Saturday, Mr.
Newton said: . "Although the cut
was more or less of a surprise to
the-wpubllc, it has been the policy
of Chevrolet manufacturers to de
liver the car as cheaply as pos
sible, and today's(prlce Is approxi
mately 4 0 per cent lower than the
price In 1921. The car has been
steadily Improved, and the cost
of production is practically the
same, so far as the individual car
is concerned." "
Buyers of Chevrolet cars are
well pleased throughout the coun
try, and there are models to suit
most every purpose.
TKey all recognize the
Gardner Auto Co. Represen
tative Is Salem Visitor
- During Past Week .
. The Gardner Automobile com
pany Jiave always found that ser
vice was the one thing that the
purchaser of a Gardner car wished
above all, else, and it is well
known that .the servjee offered by
this company is Incomparable in
all respects. "'
In furtherance of this policy of
service it -has. been found expe
ditious, to arrange a schedula
whereby a representative of the
mm nan v -will visit nil riisttrihntora
at least once every . six weeks. In
order' that the purchaser may have
an opportunity, of .conferring di
rectly with a factory representa
tive in case of any difficulty that
may arise; also that .the distribu
tor may profit by close association
with the company which, he repre
sents. . '
During . the past . week George
Spink of Loa Angeles has been in
Salem .as a . guest of the F. W.
Pettyjohii . Auto company. Mr.
Spink Is Pacific coast representa
tive for the Gardner people, and
his. territory Includes the states
of Arizona, New Mexico,' Califor
nia, Washington, Oregon. Idaho,
Montana and Utah. This is the
first trip tht Mr. Spink has taken
over his territory, as he formerly
had a territoy in the east.
.Air. uoagers, iormer represen
tative of this territory, has been,
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