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About The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 8, 1925)
Section Three ,
Pages 1 to 4"
SALEM, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 8, 1925
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Klausen Pass Is Ascended in
; High Gear for First Time
1 ; in History 1
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,rFor the first lime in the his-
Xa Industry, an automobil-6 has as-
"enaea me ruggeu uu biccji in
cline of Klausea Pass in SwiUer-
land. ..." ' !
' . KIau3en Pass is one of the
I highest roadways. In. aU $wltzer-
land which, hi improt.ed.ia surface.
For years foreign automobile rep
resentatives have attempted I to
Hcale its- Bteep : incline without
change of gears bnt "" never; has
this been-officially accomplished
until recently when John Qgroats,
attached a Willys - OverlancTs
field, organization abroad, drove a
Willys-Knight is ix over the treacle
crous coarse without changing to
a lower gear. j
To add official recognition to
this unusual climb, Tepresenta
tives of the Royal Antombile club
of Great Britain were on hand to
attest to the drive. At its com
pletion a certificate of meritori-
(Con tinned on pt 2)
DOWN THE ROAD
i HAROLD PROMISED HIS SWEETIE'S FATHER -
tltv Otl rftK Mucvic p t . i w tuv c - it
NOW ONE-THtHTY AND' STILL TWENTY
'MILES. TO GO -AND MIGHTY SLOW
GOING ON A RIM
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Demand for Relatively New
brade txceeds All Hopes
"Be It Ever So Humble, There's No Place Like Home"
No other car; of equal power will give
more miles per gallon. Come in and
let us give you a free ride.
.. SEE FOR YOURSELF
"Of ' "
' The Portland Motor Car company
and its allied city dealers staged a gaso
line test Monday with five Hudson
closed cars, using General Gasoline.
Captain Frank Irvin officiating as
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350 N. High Street Telephone 2126
" 'Fill up and let your engine
dtfide. was the slogan adopted
by the General Petroleum Corpor
ation when they first introduced
General gasoline to the automo
bile owners of the northwest,"
say W. R. Speck, distributor of
General Petroleum corporation In
Oregon. "This Introduction took
place In Seattle in December,
1923. As a result, the sales of
General gasoline increased! in
leaps and bounds, even beyond the
expectations of tho executives
Mr. Speck lays this phenomenal
growth directly to the quality of
their gasoline .and also to ; the
manner of distribution exclu
sively through independent deal
era. lie states that it was only
after much patience and experi
menting that they hit upon a gas
oline that would beet the neces
sary requirements under all con
ditions, and one that . hard the
proper balance to insure 'quality.'
"in. commenting on the neces
sity of having a gasoline well bal
anced, he says: "When a gaso
line turns into power, it is vapor
ized and mixed with aid in the
carburetor and in this explosive
form fed in the firing chamber of
the motor cylinder. The upward
stroke of the picton compresses
the 'gas tightly whereupon the
spark jumps, from pole to pole of
the spark plug, firing the. mix
ture. The explosion takes but
l-300th of a second, and turns
into gas that which has been va
porized liquid. This gas, at a
temperature of 3000 degrees Fah
renheit, has instantaneous expan
sion which must find an immedi
ate outlet. So the piston is driv.
en downward to communicate the
motion, through the crank shaft
and transmission to the driving
wheels. It the gasoline is not
properly balanced, there will be
an uneven spark, which not only
tends to cut dow nthe power very
noticeably, but also adds much to
the wear and tear of the engine
by causing jerky explosions.
"The General Petroleum corpo
ration is confident of the quality
of their product and therefore
felt perfectly safe in offering it
to the public under their slogan
i of allowing the engine to decide
Fiat Basis Provides Pre-dle
termined. Cost on, Majn
These days :-when au automo
bile owner finds it necessary to
e top in a ser vice station to have
his car looped over, or some mi
nor adjustment made, he wants
to know just'what that particular
service operation is going, to cost,
before it is, actually Btarted,"
states J, T. Nicholson, service
manager ot the Cleveland Auto
mobile company. Cleveland, Ohio
"No longer does' the -average
motorist; want to put up with ser
vice costs, which are excessive. He
wants, to be assured of a square
deal. It must be remembered that
without a flat rate system of
charges in effect, it is absolutely
impossible fu rail dealers to main,
tain a similar cost on service.
Each has his own particular ides
as to labor costs and what main ,
tenance work fafWortai Thi hi "
proved- to . be so? varying' that
many of the foremost car manu-
factu re ra have adopted, . what Is. .
Known a. Cat : rat F$VK. o$ -charge.
The Cleveland 8tx tea
just introduced a system of; this '
character to its distributing;
ganfzation. " , ' ' "...
"The completion, ot thla Oat ;
rate system dtea. haak ovr sev
eral years, Inasmuch, U it wa. ,
necessary to record tha time and
moat, of thousands of, service oper." .
ations In the, shops of Clevalani '
Six distributors and dealart. This
of course, haa enabled, the factoty:
to work out equitable charge
basis for each service operation
in connection, with the Cleveland
six. ' " , . "
"Each Ckt land Six dUtrlhu- .
tor or dealer adopting this system
of service, is supplied with a list .:
of, maintenance, operations, the -cost
of eaclv being definitely stat-"
ed; cgnsequentry Cleveland Six '
costs in tliis respect will b- ual
form with a:h. distributor and
dealer who. hAs adopted the flat
rate system in conjunction, with '
his business." ' .
..." . , ' '
GENERAL Gasoline helps you to start the day
right. Jt has in it enough of the very light
fractions to vaporize easily and ignite instantly in
a cold motor -
Hence, na matter how col3 the morning, "General" gets
you away with, a song. And all day long it vyill keep your,
engine turning smoothly with a kick in every stroke.
Check up and you'll be surprised at "General's" hberal.
"General" : is made from selected crude by the most effi
cient known method of refining. It has all the pep of qld
style gas. : ' ;- - -
Drive up to the Green-and-White Sigrj at an. Independent
Dealer's if you don't know "General. Just "Fill up and let
your engine decide!" ' 1
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V. R. SPECK, Distributor, Salem, Oregon