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THE OREGON STATESMAN, SALEM, OREGON
SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 1, 1925
SIKG TO CARS
Improved Roads Prove Sav
" ing to Motorist, Says
f Ai At Ai ,
American motorists' cash " in " a
yearly diridend of 10 per cent on
the capital inrested through fed
eral aid in the improved highways
of the country, according to a
statement issued ;today from the
national . headquarters ' of tho
American Automobile association.
This dividend .actually goes in
'Jto the pockets- of the , motorists
"and represents'; the difference be
iftween the cost of motor vehicle
operation over unimproved and im
proved highways. The different
ial, which' is conservative, is based
on extensive engineering tests of
motor vehicle operation costs
made in different sections of the
country, and for different types of
It has been ' estimated many
times that the average car runs
approximately 6000 miles a year.
A saving of two and a half cents
a mile for 6000 miles amounts to
$150 a year. For 17,000,000 auto
mobiles, this would mean a sav
ing of $2,500,000,000 a year on
gasoline, tires, parts, upkeep, re
newals and all phases of opera
This would be the total saving
if every mile over which an auto
mobile traveled was improved.
But of course only 60,000 miles
of highway have been improved
by federal aid. This 60,000 milesJ
represents slightly more than two
per cent of the total highway sys
tem which amounts to approxima
tely two and a half million miles.
Two per cent of $5,550,000,000
gives $51,000,000 which can be
legitimately credited to .federal
aid. The total capital expenditure
for federal aid was $500,000,000
which yields $51,000,000 a year
or 10 per cent in saving to the
user of improved highways. ,
The study made by the Iowa
State College, the Iowa highway
commission and, the bureau of
public roads showed that the gas
oline consumed on a paved road
was only approximately one-half
the gasoline ' consumed on a dirt
road per unit of traffic. Inciden
tally the Investigation developed
that the gasoline consumed per
unit of traffic can be taken as an
index of the other costs of motor
It showed in fact that there is
a definite relation existing be
tween the gasoline consumption
per unit of traffic and other items
of cost in vehicle operation. F.
R. White, chief engineer of the
Iowa highway commission, estima
ted that through improvement of
a road surface the gasoline con
sumption is cut in two, the cost
of tires is cut in two, the same ap-
Postmaster General with Gun Sent to Him by., .
Jailed Mail Bandit as It's Now Useless to Him
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... .Postmaster General Harry New
was photographed In his Washing
ton office while holding the gun of
Brent Glasscock, the bandit sen
tenced to twelve years in the pen
itentiary for his part in the grat
mail robbery but June at Round
oul 111. The bandit asked that
the gun be given to the Postmaster
General with the compliments of
his wife and himself since n
would be unable to 'use In the
near future. Chief Post-Ofiice
Insepctor Rush 1)7 Simiiionds i.
hoMinr the gun case. ,
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plying to other items' including
depreciation and repairs.
For the first time these studies
make it possible to present in
terms of dollars and cents the dif
ference in cost to the motorist and
the public in general between im
proved and unimproved roads.
According; to the Iowa study,
traffic equalling 500 vehicles per
day over earth roads requires an
annual expenditure from both pri
vate and public funds of $25,600
per mile, while a similar amount
of transportation over a concrete
surface costs J 20,6 50 per mile.
This means that for a light traf
fic earth road carrying 500 vehic
les a day there would be saved
$4,950 per mile, per year, if the
same traffic: went over a paved
road surface. Assuming the cost
of paving a dirt road to be $25,
000 per mile, the saving in trans
portation cost would actually pay
for the capital outlay in from four
to six years, The difference be
tween the cost of operation on 'a
gravel road and a paved road
would pay for the difference in the
cost of construction in three years.
HOLD BUFFALO DEALER
One hundred, and f If tJLWQTe. pres
ent at the annual dealer meeting
of the, Oldsmobile Company of
Buffalo, held at the Hotel Buffa
lo durIng,Ahe week of the automo
bile show in that city. Every deal
er in the Buffalo' territory was
represented . This 100 per cent
record ' is : the first reported this
year. Louis Engel.rJr., president
of the Oldsmobile Company r of
Buffalo, presided at the meeting
following the annual dinner. Talks
were made; by AT B.-. ' Hardy,
president of Oldsr Motor Works;
L. G .Dodge .assistant sales man
ager of Olds Motor Works; R. M.
Hatfield, service manager of Olds
Motor Works, and George Carroll
of ' General ; Motors Acceptance
Corporation. Optimism prevailed
at the meeting and many orders
for ears were taken. ;
REASON'S FOR OUR SALES IX USED CARS .
We Rave the BEST TERMS in.totra and wo bad the
BEST BUYS In town. Result; only 4 used cars left
now. Come in and see these bargains. - ,
ESSEX COACH HUPMOBILE TOURING
FRANKLIN ROADSTER FORD TOURING
R, N; MacDONALD
256 State St.
Freaks of Human Conduct
J Revealed to Dry Cleaner
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SAN PRANCISOO. Cal., Feb 28.
The old saying- that no man is a
hero to his' valet might be trans
posed to say that no man or wo
man either Is entirely a mystery
to his or her dry cleaner, If one
accepts the views of Miss Eliza
beth Santry, receiver at a loca
Miss Santry sums up her reac
tions severely as follows: "The
men are ; unfaithful and careless,
The women are stupjd an indif
ferent." She explains that men
are prone to leave love letters in
their clothes, and that women
make! a" habit sending garments
with Jewelry adhering.
"Life in a dry cleaning office
is Just one piece of jewelry after
another and one love letter on the
heels of another. When we send
the letters home In the cleaned
clothes, wives always get them and
trouble follows. ' !
"I called one woman up at a
hotel and told her we had her
hotel and told her we had her dia
mond sunburst, worth a fortune,
dearie, I'll send , a bell hop over
some time today'.
Australia Cares Little
For Titled Personages
MELBOURNE, Feb. 28 Aus
tralia Is emphasizing its ; democ
rary; the list of New Year honors
was the shortest on record.
: Knighthood and other imperial
istic decorations ' have lost much
of their, significance and dignity
here because of the scandals at
tached to their bestowal.' s Certain
wealthy political workers are still
prepared to pay the price to be
come knights, and British govern
ment is quite willing to grant
the appointments, hut the Austra
lian state governments, wisely
gauging public feeling, has prac
tically vetoed the wholesale dis
tribution of these gifts. 1
The Labor governments in Tas
mania, Western Australia, Queens
land and South Australia have
legislated against , these awards,
and even the Liberal governments
are going slowly in recommending
the granting of British honors. .
Dignified ' reward 1 for meri
torious service to 'the state is still
understood, but many public men
who have rendered signal service
have insisted on remaining plain
ive peer, the late Lord Forrest who
peer, the late Lord Forrest, who
did so much work In exploring
unknown Western Australia that
the country forgave him his title.
AUTHORIZED ELECTRICAL SERVICE
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Battery and Electrical Servico
BITS OF REAL LIFE
Esther L. Williams
"The real reason why a lot of
folks never get anywhere," said
Aunt Charlotte the other day as
she settled herself -down in - the
breakfast nook: for a -chat while I
made a birthday cake for Jamie,
"is that they don't really know
where they want to gq. It's just
Ike as if I'd start from my home
here la Kansas thinkin' I'd go to
New York, then when I got half
way there I'd decide I wanted to
go to San Francisco." Then afterl
I'd gone a ways towards San Fran
cisco I'd take a notion I wanted to
to Winnipeg. So I'd start off for
go to Winnipeg. So I'd start off for
a third of the way there' that the
real place. I wanted to go was Gal
veston, some other - place, would
catch 'my attention and the result
would be that I wouldn't go any
where in particular just go me
andering around, and getting nowhere.-
" : '. -. ' '
"I can't see for the life of me
why folks don't use as much com
mon sense in their affairs as they
do when they start on a trip. First
thing they do is to decide where
they want to go, then- start out
and just keep a going and they're
sure to; get : there. They j may
come to some mighty steep hills
and find some ' miserable roads,
but if they just keep on going
they'll get there sometime. The
main thing Is to know where you
tre going and then keep your face
set towards your goal.
"I know it's a hard prescription
for I've tried it. Anybody knows
this if they've honestly tried to
get somewhere or do something
worthwhile. Many a time I've
started out to do some certain
thing every day a definite task,
that would leave me each day a
little nearer the goal I'd set for
myslf than it found me,-and it
seemed as if every time there
would be something turn up that
would make it impossible to keep
going. That's why I'm not any fur
ther along than I am.' Tisn't hu
man ' to - just "drive yourself every
minute of the day and that's about
what one has to do to accomplish
much in this world. Working while
other folks take their sleep, that's
the way, most of the folks who
have s climbed to success , have
made the grade. Ifs a lot easier
to roll into bed at night when
you're dead tired than It is to
buckle on your Darness and work
some more. I guess that's why
there ate so few who reach the
top. ' :- r.: .-: ; -.-
"I never see anybody who has
done something worthwhile but I
think I see the traces of toil, writ
ten upon . them. That's the way
they got there. There just isn't
any other way, but just to keep on
Noted Doctor's Own Land
Last to Know His Fame
GLASGOW, Feb. 28 The fame
of Sir James Mackenzie, heart
specialist.-who died last ' week,
had "spread to the United Stafes,
and to, other parts of the world,
long' before fie" became a figure
In the medical1: world of Great
Britain.. Jn connection with his
passing the story is told of the
visit of Dr. Simon Flexner," direc
tor of the Rockefeller Laborato
ries ' of Medical . Research, who
came to London in 1911 and was
entertained .at the London Hos
pital. At. a distinguished assem
blage of surgeons and physicians,
Dr. Flexner inquired why James
Mackenzie was not there.
"Mackenzie?" every one queried
and answer all round was: "Why,
we have never heard of a doctor
by that name who has accomplish
ed anything of note."
"Well," Dr. Flexner replied,
"Mackenzie is mighty well known
In America, and so are all his
work on, the heart. ,
London, then sat; up and took
notice.- Not long ffterward Dr.
Mackenzie had become the chief
consulting ' physician for heart
diseases-at -London : Hospital and
a special department was'created
for him so that . he could cary
on his : work. ; - , -f - '
FLAGSII1P IS FJX?ATED
MANILA, Feb. 26- (By Asso
ciated Press.) The USS Huron,
flagship of the American fleet. in
Asiatic . waters, which went
aground yesterday off Malampaya
sound island of Palawan. 200
miles southeast of Manila,-was
floated at midnight. "
Silver City Man Wins Honors la
the' National Egg Laying Contest.
--Santa'Fe" (New Mexico.)
Our Bakall enamel finish is in demand. :. We are getting
more and more orders daily. - - ." : . ir: 1
Soon the Waiting List Will Go Up 7 v 7 "
i v We Advise You;to -t : - -7-:- -Get
Your Bakall Job Now!
-It you wait until the last minute you' may be obliged
to see a hundred other names ahead of yours ' '
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. Ai?30 5imtlQGnGet!; By as Kfco.
-Beats Former Acto Hccorxl Dy 30 Hro. lO Mte.
Consider what this means!
Starting from the Atlantic Coast in the worst month in the year,
- and just after the worst snow and sleet storm of the season j
first day between canyons cut through snow banks then Ice
sheeted roads for hundreds of miles;
Wallowing through Nebraska gumbo in February;
Slithering over the greasy red clay of Naw Mexico and the shifting
sands of the Arizona Desert; -
Orer mountains that are snow capped even in summer j
Through passes almost impassable;
An automobile, makes this trip hours faster than the three fastest
'. railroad trains that cross the continent!
Seventeen locomotives each costing tens of thousands of doll
At one stage "Cannon Ball Baker drove 75 miles In low arv! secaod :
gears for hour after hour at 45 miles per hour in seemd.
At that speed, in "second'', the motor was turtiictj OT.r 4Zl
revolutions per minute. . "
There's a lubricating system for you! ' , ; 1. -
Try that feat with any other car.
Rickenbacker "Six" averajred 46.7 miles per hear from fWr York to
. Indianapolis and E7.6 f rom there to St. Louis- thus beating Ct
Louisian crack Pennsylvania Flyer try ever two hours. .
To do that. Baker had to go over 73 whenever; ba cculd scs. f-r.
enough aWL' ; , , : . ; ; .
He says Rickenbacker mechanical 4-wheel brakes did it for be
could drive faster, with safety, than ever befoee ca cosssjy reeda.
make it in relays.
Yet this Rickenbacker She selling at $1,395 made the entire trip,
a total cf 3106.5 m&e In 71 hours 33 minutes actual driving time. '
Driven by one man a very bercules in strength, else he could not
have withstood the terrinc strain cd a long drive ell the
Baker insists that no driver no car can hope to equal this record;
with any other than Rickenbacker 4-wheel brakes-, and a meter
with 7-bearing crankshaft properly lubricated.
On its flight from Atlantic to Pacific this Rlrkenbadr 2 cT - J
mter-city record after another all of tneml
No relief for car or man.
Avet?aje for entire distance was 4X4 miles per hour!
Did it in the worst season worst weather worst roads of 1&3
' year, wivl- former arfbants carafully chose their time."
There's stamina for you !
.There's speed long sustained speed for youl
s power plum for this car Luw no grades nor mocmtaJnsJ
Beat running time three fastest Ualus Pennsyfessla; Hz?? Yctlz
. to St. Louis Missouri Pacific, St. Louis to Kntn City Tonta
m Fe, Kansas City to Los Angela by IS hoars 2 minutes. Train
' time is 8S hoajrs' $3 minutes R Irkmbaciagr Six sgtxsal rcazir;
time, 71 hours 33 minutes.
C there has been any doubt In your .mind that this Hew Hlrir
: is tne greatest car ta the world, here is rrocx.
And any Rickenbacker Six wd duplicate this performano fe? I" j
was a stock car. - We will deliver you -an exact duplicate tzx $1.-1
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F. tW. Pettyjohn Co.
253 NOTH niGII STREET,