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THE OREGON STATESMAN, SALEM, OREGON
SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 18, 1$2S
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iFinal Race r for 122 Xubic
Room for lhOPasJengersAtodrd '
Double-Deck Plane, Laivson's Idea
The fastest pace erer traveled
by human beings on land climaxed
the final performance. of 122 cable
lnchrractng cars on the country's
speedways at Culver City, Calif..
March 21.; TwelT world records
for lhe rarious calculated dis
tance from five to 2.50 mllea were
officially broken. Race obserrers
cf the American Automobile Aft
gociarton declares ft the most re
maMcable race yet conducted.
I "We naturally take particular
pride in the . fact. that. Champion
c park plugs were In each of the
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recjds.w, says R."; A.; Stranafian.
president of the Champion Spark
' Plnpt Co. Though Champions have
held practically Tery world record
fori the last four years, and now
holils them all. their performance
llhjthls final event for the 122
cubic Inch ears affodrs us extreme
World records were broken Iby
Jon Duray, Dave Lewis and Ben
nett Hill, each driving Miller Spec
ials. Hill was the eventual winner,
averaging the tremendous speed
of 131.295 miles an hour, ac
cording to re-checks, breaking the
-previous 250-mile world record of
129.531. established by Peter de
Paolo at Miami. Feb. 22.
' Hill broke the first record, covering-
the - original five m lies at
137.931 ' miles : an hour. Duray.
passing him. averaged 138.054 in
the first ten oilier another new
mark. '-r - " - !
.Aside from eclipsing every
world figure from five to. 250
miles, the race's outstanding feat
ure was the performance or Lewis'
front "drive Miller. It made 40
consecutive I miles at an average
of t3 61 miles - an hour. another
world record. "Lewis car waa for
ced out at the end of the 1 1 7th
mile with broken yalve spring,
after he had driven' one of the
most' masterful races, and ' the
-fastest, yet recorded. :
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1 The race maraea me rewm
the roaring speedway ovals of
Eddie Ilearne. former A. A. A.
rhamnlon. and the . first absence
cl Tommy Milton, another veteran
who recentiv announced ma re
tirement. Hearne piloted his car
Other previous and new world
records now are: -Miles.
26 De Paolo (old) . .
' , - Duray (new) . . .
50 Harts (614) .
. v Lewis (new) . . . .'
, 100" Cooper (old) . .
- ' " Lewis (new) .-. . '.
150 Devore (old) . ..
" 'Hill (new) ...:;
-200 Devore (old)
250 De Paolo (old) ..
Hill (new) ,V4;'.
, Because of the advent of the lit
tie 91 1-2 cubic Inch ears at In
, aianapous, Memoruu iay, in re
cords established at Culver City
a re expected by race drivers to
withstand all onslaughts for some
To avoid that run-down feeling,
cross1 crossings cautiously.
- Gresham Multnomah county
wUl buUd 117.000 fairgrounds pa
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Motive Power on-'. Farms
Shows: Large Gain, ln-
vesugaiion inuicaiea :
fAvtomotiv S&By Ww . .
Ni;W YORK, April 17 The su
perior, productivity of the Ameri
can farm worker is due largely to
the greater use of power and ma-
Alfred W. XAWsoa,? Dunaer of
large passenger planes, isapply
lng for patents on a new type of
double-deck airplane which he be-
lleves will carry 100 passengers
safely. The sketch shows the seat
ing : arrangement he haa worked
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GREAT CAI REEDED
in PREPARING STEEL
Microscopic Cleanliness Is
Used in Automobile Plants ;
. ; In JVtaking Parts ,
Cleanliness in eteel Is as neces-
aary to the dependability of a mo
tor car as Bterillzatlon Is to sur
gery. To remove microscopic im
purities' from Bteel la just as im
portant as to destroy Invisible mi
crobes on a surgeon's knife. . -
The comparison . is made by L.
A. Danse.:r metallurgist, of the
Cadillac Motor Car company, who
cites a number of-striking exam
ples of recent progress In the
choice and improvement of metals
used In highly stressed . parts of
motor cars. New discoveries have
both .'Increased dependability, and
lowered costs. .1
By setting, up a standard of mi
croscopic purity In steel. Cadillac
engineers were able totexplode the
theory3-- of r crystallixatloh and
breakage which yraa used in the
earlier years - otiindustry to ex
plain ' Iho failure of parts. 1 Lab
ratory studies with powerful mi
croscopes and with microscopic
photographry proved that the
trouble was not crvstaluatlon but
kind of impurity i an -tne meiai.
The engineers believed that If the
steel was made clean enough these
failures would be eliminated."- They
established entirely- new stand
ards ' for : clean steel; - Steel " men
from the mills were Invited. Many
others- came of their own accord
and asked for. report" and photo
graphs of the Cadillac findings.
Metal men followed back to the
steel mills where tt -vraa first pour
ed ' into Ingots and' changes were
made in methods there..
- Today in the Cadillac labrafor-
lea samples "of steel for-' highly
stressed parts are, most minutely
examined under , the microscope
for ' inclusions of dirt. It takes
at leasttwenty minutes to exam
ine a sample of the size of a five-
cent piece. ' '
Chromium molybdenum steel
now nsed' in "the connecting rods
by: Cadillac. and some other man
ufacturers has been a tremendous
improvement. Former .practice
was to use high grade electric fur
nace steel, which proved very sat
Isfactory. : The new steel, how
ever, is generally considered ftve
or : six . times as good as the for
mer,' -. - ;
"In 'the manufacture of studs
and bolts pulling test, one of these
metals showed minimum elastic
limit of 90.000 pounds per. square
inch of cross-sectional area; the
other 105,000 pounds per square
Inch. A new steel has been adopt
ed which shows a minimum ten
sile strength of over 105,000
pounds. It. is easier to get. It Is
more quickly available. It ma
chines more easily. It is strong
er and stands more fatigue. With
al It Js lower in cost. V
In highly . stressed 1, parts ' In
which, the Bur face J9 subject to
wear, or abrasion, a special nickel
steel is used which can be carbur
Ued.. Carburizing is a process by
which the surface, or skin, of the
metal can.' be give an intense
hardness to resist wear, while the
body 'of the metal remains soft
and ductile, .so that it will resist
shock and stresses of all kinds.
To avoid that run-down feeling,
Cross erossinga cautiously.
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Controllable-Beam Headlights on the Better
Buiclc add pleasure said great security .to -night
driving. , ., - " ,.;;
Buiclc new headlights furnish a safe drivins
light all the time, without blinding approach'
Ins drivers. A thumb control on the tteerins
wheel lowers the beam while they pass.
Have you ever driven the Better Buick?
Come in and let 'the car itself show you its
. fTeater attractiveness and value. Controllable
Beam 'Headlights are one of many, fine-car
features which Buick, alone, oilers you in
the moderate price field. -. x , .
BUICK MOTOR CO FLINT, MICH.
OTTO J WILSON
SSS X. Commercial
f'JtN CETTER AUTOMOBILES ARE EPUT. BUICK WIJ.L BUILD 1MEM
Being a child from fire to nine
years of age is the most danger
ous Job in the world., accoroding
to W. H.r Cameron, managing di
rector of the National Safety coun
cil, who says that children i lead
all otheraga, except old age,- in
practically etery kind of accident
amounted to 135 per worker in
1870 as compared with $176 per
worker In 1920, both' estimates
based on 'the -purchasing value of
the dollar In 1913.' Accordingly;
the average, arm workef today Is
using about five times as much
machinery aa the average, farm
workers, of fifty years ago. ,
Of all the power used In 1924
about 17 per cent was represented
by tractors; motor trucks. 4 per
cent; stationary, engines, 12.5 per
cent; electrical , installations, 5.5
per cent; wind mills, 1 per cent,
and animal power. 60 per cent,
the report shows.
While electrical energy is used
in only a limited amount on the
farms up to the present time, the
automobile, however, has already
become a great factor In farm life.
agricultural production from 1880
to "1920 ' increased- ISO per cent
while the number of farm workers
Increased only .58 per cent.- It is
estimated that nearly 18.000,000
less people are required tor agri
cultural production in. the United
States today than would be needed
without this great! increase in the
use of power. j .- -
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While an artificial eya may be
so good that yoj have to look
twice at it to.recognlza it as an
imitation, it never deceives the
wearer, : observes 1 Lewis A. ' De
Blois, vie president of the Na--tlonal
Safety council. who "is an '
ardent advocate of men wearing
goggles while engaged in certain
Occupations. ' - : 7 s . ;
thlncrv acenriilnr to a reDOrt of
tb. national agricultural. situation' PJ- i. J"'
by the National Industrial Confer
f That, the United States leads
the world In the development Of
agricultural machinery in demon-
trated by the . increasing use of
American' agricultural machinery
of all kinds all over the globe, the
In this country more" than thir
teen times as much farm machin
ery was in use inU920 as In 1870.
The value of the machinery used
produce, but principally as a time-
saver in moving about. '
The 1920 census reports 2,146,
362 automobiles ' on 1,979,564
farms. On 1,371 (arms surveyed
in 1923 there were 923 farmers
reporting ownership of 1,000 cars
and trucks. From two-thirds to
nine-tenths of their use was stat
ed to be for farm business.
Through this increased use In
power, the board's study Indicates,
you should know about
Finer Body Construction
There is no stronger, more durable
body construction in the motor car in
dustry than Studebaker. First grade,
northern white ash and maple are used
throughout. Body, joints are mortised,
tenoned, glued or screwed to prevent
rattles and squeaks. Door posts are
completely metal covered. Doors fit
flush and tight, keeping drafts and
dust put. . They ppen and close easily
with the click of precision. Compare
Studebaker body construction with
that of any $4000 car.
MARION AUTOMOBILE CO.
235 South Commercial Street Telephone 362
. - " DAYA-ND NIGHT SERVICE
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What A Customer
Means To Us
NEIGHBOR TELLS NEIGHBOR. OR AN
ADVERTISEMENT STRIKES A RESPON
SIVE CHORD-WE HAVE A NEW; CUS
TOMERANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO
SERVE, .? TO MAKE AND , KEEP A
FRIEND. WE LIKE THE - WAY MOST
NEW CUSTOMERS PLACE THEIR FIRST
ORDER WITH US. NOT IN 'BLIND
TRUST," NEITHER IN A CYNICAL SPIR
IT; BUT RATHER AN HONEST SPIRIT
OF INQUIRY MINGLED WITH HOPE OF
SATISFACTION. N t.
NO MATTER WHETHER FROM AN OLD
OR NEW CUSTOMER, EACH QRDER IS
ACTUALLY A TEST ORDER. ONLY BY
SERVING EACH CUSTOMER TO-HE
BEST OF OUR ABILITY CAN WE HOPE
TO DESERVE FUTURE BUSINESS. NOT
, BY AGGRESSIVE SALES TACTICS BUT
BY SUPERLATIVE SERVICE-BY EARN
ING AND DESERVING DO WE ATTRACT
THE RE-ORDERS WHICH CONSTITUTE
SUCH A" LARGE PERCENTAGE OF OUR
BUSINESS. ' EACH CUSTOMER MEANS
AN OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE IN SUCH
A WAY THAT WE MAY DESERVE AND
BE WORTHY OF , HIS FUTURE BUSI-
NESS. - .
.PARKED. & COMPANY
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Auto Repairing and Rebuilding
.444 SOUTH COMMERCIAL STREET
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NEW 9D DEGREE !
C A DILI! A C i
DIVISION. OF GENERA
eEyublic faith in Cadillac is as
old as Cadillac, and as new as the
new co-degree, eight-tylinder
Cadillac itself. !
This abiding sense that the
Cadillac was a thing apart first
came into being twenty-three
years ago. Eleven years ago
Cadillac added immeasurably
vto its prestige by developing
the first eight-cylinder Ameri
can car. ' j
More than 200,000 of the
world's most critical motorists
have owned more than 2 2 5,000
eight-cylinder Cadillacs the
widest acceptance of the eight
cylinder principle in all the
Today's unexampled demand
for the new 90-degree, eight
cylinder Cadillac is making
motor car history all over
again. It is doubling Cadillac
sales, which already exceeded
that of any other car in its field.
The new Cadillac is ears
ahead of the times and new ,
thousands each month -turn to
it with deepest satisfaction.
365 N. Commercial
F. Wi Pettyjohn Go
r say cheer fid, Jiarinbhio
A substantial part of the business of the
I PORTLAND ELECTRIC POWER
. j COMPANY .
, iff the modern and efficient lighting service
. we render I in r . M
: OVER 73,000 HOMES
v This service is ready and available every -
. hour and every minute, day and night, and
1 is ESSENTIAL in every one of these homes. :
. Pilrt.riPrrnrtiHS wo nro r,AA-nrr Kaf ITTAAtl fcJfT
Utility . , h : and 6000 more homes to our SERVICE each
.C. ' A1 investment .in that kind of "a business
J v ' tught to be good. . . ; "." 1 " ;
T -:;;IT..IS GOOD. :-;:';.y;-Vrr-
. Come in and let us tell you about it 4: ,
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237 N. Liberty Street, Salem
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