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IMPORTANT!: OF PROPER LUB
RICATION' FOR CHASSIS
The Steering Mechanism
I wonder how many car owners
roally appreciate the importance
of proper lubrication for chassis
during the winter months when
there is so much slush and splash
I under foot.
The frequency of chassis lubri-
amount of dampness and gumming
to cause a binding.
Therefore, it is very important
when lubricating this part to see
that grease or oil squeezes out
around the end of bearing.
Particular attention should be
paid to see that steering gear is
properly oiled and free when tak
ing delivery of a new car. because
there are so many cases in which
this cross shaft is not thoroughly
lubricated in the initial building.
After a car in this condition has
been in a freight car or store room
cation should be governed by the
weather and not by any predeter- J 'or a wee or pernaps a monm or
mined distance or number of days. more dampness will form rust and
Think of the Guarantee on a
McCLAREN CORD TIRE
A New Tire Free or Money Refunded
If in a fair test a McCIaren Cord fails
to outwear any other Make of Tire.
SMITH & W ATKINS
Corner Court and High Streets.
because road splash on the aver
age car removes the lubricant in
the course of a day's run and in
some cases where the steering tie
rod connections and spring shackle
bolts are not well protected, it only
takes a few hours of road splash
to remove and destroy all traces
of oil or grease.
How many of you I wonder have
ever experienced driving into your
garage at night with a steering
gear working perfectly free, but
after standing over night or a few
days, you find it very difficult or
perhaps almost impossible to turn
the wheel. This usually results
from road splash washing the lub
ricant out of steering knuckle pins
and other connections and the
moisture that remains often drys
out over night or in the course of
a few days forming rust, which
very frequently freezes bearings
and connections so tight that it is
unsafe to drive the car to shop for
repairs. Seizure of .bearings Is
more liable to develop in the car
i that stands in the garage a few
Hav in the case of owners who is noticed on treaa 01 tire
that Mr at week ends, as Periodical inspection of all lock
wac vft. " - ' i i -
rust and corrosion have more time nuts, cotter pins and amount of
mav result In excessive wear or
To lubricate steering gear pro
perly, jack up front wheels then
apply high pressure lubricator
freely to bearings and connections
at the same time turning the
wheels to full angle In each direc
tion In order to work the oil or
grease to all parts of bearing sur
This operation should be ap
plied to your new car immediately
after it goes into service and at
least once a month thereafter
and rrmember, always lubricate
all steering parts exposed to splash
daily If touring any distance over
wet roads and af ter washing car
Low air pressures in front tires
will cause hard steering and exces
give wear. High air pressures
will cause excessive rattles.
Frequently tie rods become bent
from bumping curb stones too
hard. It is a good plan to check
the alignment of front wheels at
least twice a year and Immediate
ly when any chaffing or scubtfing
in building Studebaker cars
Why people buy 150,000 yearly
T is true that we spend lavishly
on Studebaker cars. But it's all
to your advantage.
It is by that spending that we give
you the greatest value in the fine-car
field. We offer prices no one matches
on any comparable cars.
That lavish spending led people
last year to pay $200,000,000 for
Studebaker, cars. And that volume
brings our prices down to where they
$50,000,000 in plants
Studebaker assets are $90,000,000.
In modern plants and equipment we
have $50,000,000. Seventy per cent
of that amount was spent
in the past seven years.
So it represents the last
word in equipment.
$8,000,000 in drop forge
plants, so every vital part
is made to Studebaker
$10,000,000 in body
plants, so Studebaker
ideals may be shown in
All that is staked in a
permanent way on satis
. tying finecar buyers bet
ter than Our rivals.
America. The Light-Six more than
any competitive car within $1,000 of
In closed cars we offer wondrous
luxury; The lining is Chase Mohair,
made from the fine fleece of Angora
goats. Velour would cost about one
third that, saving up to $100 a car.
Note those bumpers, that steel
trunk, those extra disc wheels with
cord tires on some models. Note that
extra courtesy light. Think what
they would cost if you bought them.
The cost of care
The unvarying standards in Stude
baker cars are fixed by a department
Frequently cases have develop
ed in which the driver starts out
of his garage with a slight drag in
the steering gear due to above
conditions, but after driving sev
eral miles the steering keeps
tightening up due to rust and grit
free play in steering connections
is a precaution worth while, par
ticularly after car has been in re
pair shop for it is the easiest thing
in the world for humans to error.
Locomotives are inspected daily
before they leave the round house.
Race drivers examine their steer-
Then we pay extr for continuous'
service. Last year, 13,000 men in our
factories got anniversary checks
total $1,300,000. After five years of
service those checks amount to 10
of their wages.
We spend $2,."00,000 yearly on our
co-operative work for men.
, Every year we give actory em
ployes one weeVs vacation with pay.
That cost us $225,000 last year. , ,
We sell them stock on attractive
terms. We retire old employes on
All this to kea? men happy, to
foster morale, and to keep men with
us when they develop
Don't Buy Blindly
You can't blame a girl,, how-
ever. It she hears her proud 'mama
telling what a whli she would be
' in the movies.
An experienced wife is one who
keeps still and provides noble ra
tions when her husband has a
hifHnir to the hieh snots in the ing gears carefully just before the
vn..rkl hearlnos. until it is al- race even though they employ ex-
most impossible to make right an- P?rt mechanics
via turns nr tn control the car in I son
o " -
There's a rea-
the event of a skid. Whenever
you feel such a condition develop
ing proceed to the nearest garage
nr oil station then lubricate all
steering connections thoroughly.
Aside from the danger of acci
dent and personal fatigue, impro-
ner lubrication causes excessive
For Owners Serapbook
Last Week A Precaution Per
tinent to Safety.
Next Week Importance of Pro
per Lubrication for Chassis.
i f WEE.
HEW HOME FOR
The Spring Bolts and Shackles.
Copyright 1924. by the ChriBty
wear, not only on the knuckle pins Walsh Syndicate.
and steerinsr connections, but in
the the steering gear itself, which
will result later in excessive play
in steering wheel and steering
gear rattles, that usually require
a replacement of parts to rem
The steering gear case is usually
I located above the motor spiasn
pan and does not require atten
tion as often as those parts ex
posed to splash below the splash
pan. For this reason a great many
car owner forget that it requires
lubrication until steering becomes
difficult. Tihs is dead wrong, for
if neglected too long it may be
come necessary to take the gear
apart to free it up
The conventional type of steer
ing gear usually contains a bear
What extras cost
Lack of vibration is a
famous Studebaker fea
ture. We get that by ma
chining crank shafts as
they were in Liberty Air
plane Motors. That extra
cost is over $600,000
Matchless endurance is another
famous future. One Studebaker Six,
still in active use, has run 475,000
miles since 1918. We get that through
costly steels. On some we pay 15
bonus tomaker&to get formulas exact.
Beauty of finish is another su
premacy. But that finish requires
marty operations, including 15 coats
of paint and varnish.
Our real leather cushions cost $25
per car over imitation leather.
Every .Studebaker car is Timken
equipped. The Special-Six and the
Big-Six have more Timken bearings
than any car selling under $5,600 in
Studebaker is today the leader in the
fine-car field. J; '
It has made I this concern the largest
builder of quality cars in the world.
You can find nothing in cars at $1,000 or
over to compare with Studebaker values.
Studebaker sales have almost trebled in
the past three years. The growing demand
is the sensation of Motordom.
For 72 years the name Studebaker has
stood for quality and class. But never so
much as today.
Then don't buy a car at $1,000 or over
without learning what we offer.
of Methods and Standards. It is
Our constant improvements are
due to ceaseless research. 125 ex
perts devote their time to the study
of betterments. They make 500,000
tests per year!
CThat reliability is due to 12,000
inspections of the material and work
manship in each Studebaker car be
fore it leaves the factory. This re
quires 1,000 inspectors.
Being generous xvith men
We pay maximum wages at least
as much as anyone else will pay.
rj such things seem
ertra vacant ? They ara
not. All those extra dol
lars save more dollars for.
They result in the cars
you see, in the prices and
values we offer. Nothing
else in the field can com
pare. Those values have re
sulted in a demand for
150,000 cars per year.
That volume cuts our
costs in two, as compared
with limited production.
The cause of over
is not lavish expenditure.
- It is
Transient labor, .
We've eliminated those things.
We've done it at what seems to you
a heavy cost per car. But each of
those extra dollars saves $5, we be
lieve. Note what values and what
prices have resulted. Note the amaz
ing demand the overwhelming de
mand it has brought for Studebaker
cars. ' "" "
B I G
Oscar B. Gingrich to Build;
Modern Home to Accom
SvPais. 112" W. B.
Touring ; - - -Roadster
Sedan - - -
5-Pass. 119' W. B.
Sedan - -
50 H. P.
. - 1985.00
7-Pass. 126" W. B. 60 H. P.
Touring - - - $1750.00
Speedster (S-Pass.) - - - 1835.00
Coupe (5-Pass.) - 2495.00
Final arrangements and plans
are being completed for the new
building which is to house the
Gingrich Motor & Tire company
at the corner of South Commer
cial and Bellevue streets. The
(All pTice . o. b. factory. Terms to meet your convenience.)
MARION AUTOMOBILE COMPANY
Salem's Largest Garage Open Day and Night
235 SOUTH COMMERCIAL. PHONE 362
building will be of concrete con
ing above and below the worm orUtruction throughout and will be
nut pinion which does not require part one and part two stories.
very frequent oiling, but the cm- The dimensions will be 90 by 45
ficulty in binding usually develops There will be seven big plate glass
In the long plain bearing on the windows on the north and east
!The World's Largest Producer of Quality Automobiles
transverse or cross snaiv ui iuc
mechanism. Because of its length
-it in more difficult to reach all
narta of the bearing even with
bearing as a rule is fit preuy
close to prevent road rattle, for
this reason it only requires a smaii urmf looks forward to a good
for the automobile business
sides which will give plenty of
light and display. There will be
la shop 30 by 43 feet, and the main
building will consist of a spacious
show room, modern offices, parts
room and ladies' rest room.
STATE WOULD STEM
BUSH OF GERMANS
TO LEAVE COUNTRY
Hills just don't grow big enough
to stop Overland ! With the bigger
power of its bigger new engine,
Overland gives you a feeling that
it would climb to the clouds if
roads led up that far. Put this
amazing power plant to a test today.
TRADE AT HIGH
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If you ride a Bicycle in
place of going to and from
work on the street car
You also save half the time,
can xbe independent and go
and come as you please.
Best of all, go home for
a hot lunch at noon lay
aside the old dinner pail.
Why not come in and see
the new models we are of
fering on easy terms.
910 Down and 2.."V
Harry W. Scott
"The Cycle Man"
147 Bouth Commercial St.
HAMBURG, Jan. 9. Canada.
South America and Russia are the
Oscar B. Gingrich, head of the three countries toward which pros
pective German emigrants are
turning their eyes since the United
States quota became exhausted.
Steamship offices are today be-
seiged by disappointed Germans
who had planned to go to America.
Many of them had sold their farm
utensils, their household goods and
even their personal effects to raise
money for the trip. Itfis impos
sible for them to wait in Germany
till the new American quota opens
(It Tin iiiodiM Pttu) next Juiy, ana mui 01 iueni arc
CHICAGO, Jan. 26. Winter determined to go somewhere
building construction is going "We can't be worse off than we
steadily forward, it is shown in are in Germany.'1 is the universal
reports from nearly a thousand reply they make when emigration
ritie.q and town tn tho Indiana I officials caution them it is not
and states that he will be better
equipped to handle the growing
trade in this new building. The
company are the local distributors
for the Maxwell, Chalmers and
Crysler motor cars.
Thousand Cities Report
Active Winter Building
Limestone Quarryraen's associa
Leaders in the construction in
dustry generally declare that the
winter building movement has
proved a success from, an econo-
wlse to jump info some unknown
land without funds and with no
friends to look after them.
Many Germans seem obsessed
at the present time by the Idea
that they mustleave the lather-
cated. The newspapers have pub
lished this information, and it has
dampened the enthusiasm for life
under a Communist regime.
The government maintains a
special office to deal with those
who would leave the country. It
is presided over by widely traveled
officials who can give advice
about all parts of the world. These
men are so brutally frank in their
statements about countries toward
which visionary emigrants wish to
go that the office has been nick
named the "State Warning Of
fice." . Professional men for the most
part have their eyes on the United
States. One of the best known
German medical journals recently
published an article by a physician
who had passed the examination
to practice in America. The wri
ter said openings were far more
numerous in the United States
than t in South America, and ex
plained that Americans employed
physicians more than do Germans.
But he warned physicians not to
go Jo the United States without
some money and without good
friends to assist them until they
could establish themselves.
CAXVA.SS SHOWS MANY
BERLIN SCHOOL. CHIL
DREN XEKD FOOD
BERLI.V, Jan. 10. A canvass
by teachers of six elementary
schools for boys and six for girls
in Berlin showed that in spite of
the relief work which is being car
ried on by various organizations
there are many hungry children in
The canvass showed that 16.3
per cent of the children had had
no breakfast before gotng to
schol, and n the preceding day
only 31.19 per cent had had only
one warm meal. The clothing
and shoes of 15.6 per cent were
wholly inadequate for cold weath
Slapping a bull dog or spanking
a neighbor's child Is bad manners.
YAKIMA. Jan. 24. Defending"
the affirmative on the ship-uW
sidy question a team of three
Yakima banker debaters debated
a team of three Seattle banker! '
before the local chapter of the
American Institution of Banking
tonight, giving Yakima's bankera
a claim for the state title, with
wins over Spokane, Walla Wall,
and Seattle. H. C. Bryant and R.
W. Pascoe of the Washington Na
tional bank represented the Se
attle chapter. J. W. Brlslawn.
Louis Martin and A. M. Johnson
composed the Yakima team.
HAS BEEN REBUILT
WIESBADEN. Jan. 9. The
former royal theatre which was
destroyed by fire last summer lias
been rebuilt in record time with
funds gathered from all parts of.
the world and reopened with a per
formance of "Lohengrin."
mic viewpoint and that it has gone land. ' This is especially true of
far in eliminating seasonal uneni
"Many cities have swung into a
new phase of development, in the
opinion of construction experts,
who base their views on the tre
mendous activity in office build
ing construction during the last 12
months," said the report. "This
activity has been particularly
marked in Chicago, Detroit, Cleve
land, Boston and Atlanta, and pro
mises to continue generally. Re
ports show building construction
is being encouraged in the hope
of gradually bringing the nation's
building program up to meet exist
"Cost of new Chicago buildings
in the last 12 months totals $331.
852,354, with every prospect of
the figures being surpassed in the
next 12 months."
young men, who insist they can
see no future for them at home,
and it applies particularly to
clerks, teachers, stenographers,
government employes and other
"white-collar" workers. Such per
sons are not encouraged to emi
grate, but household servants and
farm laborers are.
Emigration to Rii3sia is not en
couraged. A few German scouts
are going to that country to look
over the situation with a view to
locating colonies of .farmers, es
pecially In Siberia, but the average
German peasants has little enthu
siasm for the movement. Many
Germans who were colonized- In
Russia before the war have re
turned home and told ct the way
they were treated when their land
was taken and their crops confis-
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