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About The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 29, 1925)
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, SUNDAY MORNING, N0VES1BER;2D. 1925
Blf WILLYS -KHIGHT
1 5 Miles to Gallon Made in
Gruelling Endurance Test
: . in Mountains .
Establishing what is recognised
to be a record for economy, per
formance and endurance . all In
one. a stock model Willys-Knight
touring car t recently completed a
.spectacular and continuous 96
hour grind through the steep and
rugged San Bernardino mountains
and achieved some remarkable re
sults. :;;?--";- '. ' '
. During; the four "day run, the
If V Willys-Knight established a gaso-
s nae mileage of slightly more than
15 mlle.9 to the psllon, despite' the
fact that more- than .seventy per
cent of the going, was over loose
rock and rough dirt roads, includ
ing grades mounting to 8000 feet
above sea ,In this grind
.wnicb carried the two drivers con
tinuously through day and night
the car traversed 1557 miles of
formidable mountain climbing
Prsfit by. the experience
of those who know
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that proTed-; the ., capacity, ot; the
car to stand abuse and exertion.
The spectacular run started at
Sari s, Bernardino, c o n t i n u e d
through the Redlands, up Mill
Creek; road .and; Clarkft Lakeafter
passing through the rugged Santa
Ana Canyon to Big Bear, Lake
with an elevation of approximate
6800 feet where the trail wound
about the south shore of the lake
across the new government forest
road to "Arrowhead Lake, thence
along the crest of the San Ber
nardino mountains through Crest
line and Waterman Canyon down
through the valley. The elevation
daring the run varied from 1000
to 8000 feet. above sea level, but
the carburetor, adjustment of the
Willys-Knight was not changed to
meet the' changes of altitude. ;
While the run was not staged
to set any speed record for the
course, final tabulation Jjy news
papermen' who served fudges
of the run estblished that the car
had, averaged 19 miles an hour
during the' four -days and nights.
said to have been a record for
such mountainous travel. More
than 200 miles to the quart of oil
was the mark hung up by this
Willys-Knight which as piloted; by
two employes of the factory
branch in Los.. Angeles.
Throughout the entire course
controls were established where
uel "was 'replenished and drivers
cnangea ior tne next grina, a
time limit being established for
the distance between controls.
During-the 1557 miles the engine
was not allowed, to stop, a re
markable feature. '.when consider
ing the fact that but twice during
the entire 96 hour grind did the
motometer register the equiva
lent of summer heat despite the
gruelling grades. More remark
able was the addition of only four
quarts of water to the radiator
supply during the entire drive,
newspapers claiming that most
cars boil vigorously over the tor
tuous grades and hairpin turns of
the course. So interested were
Californians in this unique test of
demonstrating the motor efli
ciency and economy .of the Willys-
Knight that a Los Angeles broad
casting station, receiving reports
directly from the drivers on their
respective turns, announced the
progress of .the run to thousands
of residents of the Golden Gate
and Los Angeles country. News
papermen' were unanimous in
their commendation of the excep
tional performance of(the Willys
Knight whri tlrey declared, was
thoroughly demonstrated over one
of the most difficut-drives in that
part of California.
SOME BABY," SA YS ROAD FORD CALLING ON YOUNG AIR FORD
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Create More Schools for
Vagrant :Russiao Children
MOSCOW-r-Vagrant children In
Russia number more than 300,000,
the commissar of education has
found.. He characterized it as a
situation" menacing the welfare of
the country and accordingly has
organized a. new system of factory
schools for homeless children.
The big centers, like Moscow,
Leningrad, Kharkow and otners
ar overrun by homeless wails
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SPECIFICATIONS OP THE AIRPLANE J. W. Li
- Htrt mra two view of tht firtt Ford aeroplane, J. W. 1. to b jmt o jmbUc bU. Instt it thf pilot who 'dravo
the J. If. 1- from Detroit to Mitchell Field, New York, 6 hour. Bom id of what a wing tpread of 88 fitt,
inches means it gained by tht minutenett of the Ford car tten Mfctng voder oat win$t milk room enough Itfi
ever for three or four more, without crowding. ; -A-- '
T' Iffi first Ford aeroplane to be
manufactured V by" the Stout
t Metal Aeroplane Company, a .
division of the Ford Motor Com
pany, for individual purchase, is on
public sale at Wanamaker's, New;4
York, in,, the' first retail aeroplane
department ever to be established.
',Tbe plane is named J. W. 1. It
was flown to Mitchell Field, New -York,
from Detroit, in six flying '
boars and marked the 300th trip of
a Ford aeroplane. Of these trips
298 were made between the Detroit, -Chicago
and Cleveland plants of the '
Ford Motor Company. The 299th
tzlp was a special reliability test in
which the Ford plant wen out over
sixteen other competitors, all, oper
ating under 'very unfavorable
The fuselage and wings of the
Ford plane are made of duralumin,
it metal alloy combining' aluminum,
. Will carry ,4 passengers. , '
Luggage space (600 lbs.)'
Spruce Propeller, brass -lipped.
' Steel tubing chassis.
Wing spread, 58 ft 4 isb
Fuselage, 45 ft, 8 in.
Height, 11 ft, 10 in.
Weight empty, 3,600 15s.
Liberty motor, 400 b-p.
1309 revolutions per minute.
Cruising radius, 6 hours. ;
Carries 150 gallons of gasolind
and. 15 gallons of oil.
Speed 116 miles per hoax.
who sleep on the sidewalks, halt
naked -and half starved. ; The
Central Lenin. Fund'' for vagrant
children, to which the government
contributed several million' rou
bles' ami s to which another few
million" Drive been added by vol
untary Vontribationsv has, beed
found insufficient. .
The factory! school intends -to
teach the waits various trades in
addition to" their general educa
tion. . . -
Say It Witrt a Classified Ad
Normal' School' Students
Leave 'for Th'anksgivino M
OR KoW XOrMAL. SS'HObli. '
Monmouth, Xov. Studpnti' ot
tlie normal ochool leave at riooh
today for the Thanksgiving holf- .,
days. Classes will bo resumed on
Monday. " r ' ' '
Box, lunches, are being sold- on. V
the campus, for lliose students
leaving on special trains or busses.
Proceeds will be turned over to the
athletic fund.. ,;
copper and one or two other metals
in small proportions. The wings will
not buckle. Because duralumin pro
vides much greater - lightness than
steel the Ford plane is easier than a
steel plane to handle .upon landing.
Everything on the ship is fireproof,
except the leather upholstery on the
seats. ;.. ' ;
The motor is equipped with a self
starter which eliminates the danger
ous procedure of spinning the pro;
peller by a' ground mechanic.
This airplane bar no complicated
guy supports on the wings and only
six on the tail. It's weight is 3,600
pounds, which is some four to six
hundred - pounds less than other
planes of similar power.
It is especially built for gliding
so that if, for .any . reason, .such as
leakage of water or fuel, the motor
stops and: a, forced landing is neces
sary, the plane can easily be guided
to( the ground and, can make a safe
landing anywhere 'where , there .are
no considerable j obstacles, socb as
large trees and buildings.
Effect of Movie Houses
orf Theatre Is Discussed
Chemawa Defeats Normal
School' Eleven 26 to 0
OREGON- 1SOR5rAL SCHOOL,
Monmouth, Kfls -34 The last
game of the football season iwas
played by the normal eleven today
with Chemawa on the ' Chemawa
field, ending in a score of 26-0 in
PITTSBURGH "Whether, the
movies and other forms of enter
tainment have really "killed" the
legitimate theatre will be discuss
ed by prominent actors, play
wrights, managers and educators
at a conference on the American
theatre to open here Novemusr 27.
The meeting, held under the
auspices of Carnegie Institute of
Technology, will be for the addi
tional purpose of studying the po
tential influence of the community
theatre movement and to ascertain
the nature- , and extent of the
movement now going on in Ameri
can colleges for the promotion of
interest in serious drama.
A survey of all American col
leges made : by Carnegie Tech
shoVs that 75 per cent of the in
stitutions include some form of
dramatic education in their
-favor of Chemawa.
courses of study.
Elite of i Livestock Groomed
for International Exhibit
CHICAGO. In quest of tiny
blue ribbons and $100,000 in,
prizes, symbolic of championship,
ten thousand cattle, swinp. and
horses the best in the country
will compete in this year's Inter
national Livestock exoMtjun. .
While judges from the United
States, - Canada, England and
Scotland are. viewing, this, great
army of livestock, agriculture also
will be having its day, for the
International grain and hay show
and the National boys' and girls'
club congress will meet as depart
ments of the exposition.
A display of newly discovered
varieties of crops and an exhibi
tion of work accomplished by farm
boys and girls' clubs will be
among other feature.
Three hundred thousand per
sons are expected to visit the
show, which will continue from
November 28 to December 5.
TOW MILTON IS
BIG EE win
Veteran Driver Is Particular
: . ly Victorious on boutii-
ern. Speed ways
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"Tommy Milton surely should
like the race track at Charlotte,
N. C.,' says R.i A. Stranahan, pres
ident of the Champion Spark
Plug Co. "In three 250-mile AAA
races held there to date, the vet
eran speedway marvel has won
two firsts and a third, giving him
plenty of glory and a handsome
share of the prize ' money each
Milton broke what was then the
world's 250-naile record at the
track's inaugural race Oct. 25,
1924 averaging 118.17 miles ah
hour. In the second Charlotte
event, May 11, 1925 Earl Cooper
beat that mark with 124.6 miles
an hour after Milton had set an
even faster pace early in the race.
In this third race, Nov. 11, "Smil
ing Tommy" ran the -mark up to
124.3, a new track record, and
one which closely approaches his
own world record of 126.89 miles
an hour, made at Culver City, Cal
ifornia, March 1 1925.
Milton, in wires to the Cham
pion Spark Plug company and in
discussion with its officials, has
frequently ascribed part of his
racing success to . the greater
speed and accelerative abilities he
finds In Champions.
"The race wa3 another clean
sweep for cars equipped with
Champions," says Mr. Stranahan-
Every car to finish was powered
with them and not a jingle one
of our spark , plugs was changed
during the entire race. It was the
29th Champion victory in major
speed and, endurance contests the
world over in slightly more than
two years a feat never before ap
proached l.y any other automotive
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NEUTRODYNE SALES BIG
LARGE PERCENTAGE OP RA
JIO SETS TSIXO C1RCTJITS
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The sale" of neutrodyne radio
receiving . apparatus for the -first
three quarters of 1925 showed a
ten per: cent! increase . over the
corresponding period of 1924 ac
cording to ; a letter sent to its
stockholders by the Hazeltlae Cor
poration. . The latter is: owner of
the patent;, and trademarks cov
ering the neutrodyne : inventions
of Professor A. Ilazeltlne. .
j. It is stated ; that the figure
shown represent the net royalties
oa, apparatus sold by. the fourteen
manufacturers licensed to operate
unaer the - neutrodyne patents,
These figures. It Is said, indicate
total expenditure of aproximate
lyf,$14,50p.0p0iby the public for
radio receivers made, under the
Haxeltlne license during the first
nine months of 192?.
SEATTLE- Rowing shells used
by the University of Washington
have been ordered by two foreign
rowingclutts and thti Universities
of ; Pennsylvania, ; Syracuse and
Princeton. - -
- George Pocock is the university
shell : uiidet fwitk a hep; on the
school campus. His shells were
used when the University-of Wash
ington became intercollegiate row-'
Convenient Terms on Balance
WORLD'S GREATEST BUY!
Everyone Says It Sales Prove St
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FRED M. POWELL MOTOR CARS
350 North High, Salern, Oregon
Never hut any car enjoyed a more enthusiastic reception. Never
have people been more outspoken in their praise of any car.
In many cities sales .have multiplied' beyond precedent- In
some sections, the figures for die first ninety days surpass those
of the entire preceding year. : s . ? "
More than 100 improvements and new prices-70 to f 350
lower -have created an unexampled nation-wide demand.
Such popularity is an infallible assurance of value. You can
purchase. a,New .Oakland Six with full confidence Ithat you are
selecting the preferred investment in the field. .:.
. If (Old Price $1095) Landau Crape tlXXf (Old Price $12-55)
UW (Old Price 1095dJUi - . 1 OW Price 1545)
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