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THE OREGON STATESMAN. SALEsi. OREGON - -
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SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL -18, lD2fr
" " : w ;
mceb ov muds
: er, Losing urouna
The -rickshaw,' that frail tiro-
heel Yfshfcle ' operated by; man
,wer, whichhaa beeS the Chinese
ethod of local transportation, for
ntnriea,. 4a- passing before the
oat modern type of motor ' car
! The rpadg of China, bare little I
commend them lor use of rub
r tired "conyeyances, ; bat many
pthe satire population, as veil
i foreign residents, t prefer, ihls
.7; f ":M..r: Trrr;r Heavy eedajraaKided on an Icy
hicb -enables . them : to, eliminate road nea, SaaJnew-MicD.:; and
?L wher tlm; I, ted wmpieSly rer, wltnont
Stock ! MocJel Six Proves . It
self Capable of Making
75 Miles Per Hour
injury to-.tae -passengers - or- car
Not, a, -glass was -brokenJ. Photo
shqwrthe car where-It landed.?
Tnp - Made' . irKOlJsrnbbiie
. ,Withput Even a Forced
7 Slop to Change Jire .
I Erenfln the newer military re-
.me of - China,' which Is now- bat
;inf against th tncnrslon Of So-
;et doctrine, the motor truck has
ecome! an important link l&nhe
The big factor in bringing about
his condition; is the use of Dodge
jrothjs llotor Cars and Graham
k general nse in the proYincwj of
lankow and Honan. - i . ' -
I Recently shipment of thirty
3odge BVothers chassis was made
o Gen: Wa Pel rn, commanding!
he Chinese' army at Tientsin, In
ihe Pr0Tince of ChlLL Gea.tWu
using this fleet f or (transport-
ag troops and for road building.
I ,Twot?other lare hlpmentsf Beglnabi,Key, of Toronto,
nese siis were .receirea Dy me 1 u,aeiet,in9 snow, oiocaea moun
L E.Gale Company, Dodge Broth-1-tain roads1 of the-north.- He travel-
?rs dealers ..at ; Hankow. These
.hlpmenia- were- disbursed to other
points ; In the- provinces -f Han
tow and Honan for road building
ind for transportation needs. r
J The I shipments- , comprise 1 two
train loads, ' one, load '.containing
A midwinter trip from Toronto,
Ontario to Vancouver, B. C by
automobile madeT via. ' the1' Rio
Grande river was the route selec-
Sheet Metal : Stamping and
near Axel Housing ue
' partment Constructed
ed .6.702 miles InJ his Oldsmobile
Coach vitbout eiren the change of
I tire, which in bis own words
was no mean feat
The certainty with which a per
son can start out von a long tour.
remrniAM . of 't)ii Mumn nf th
iS Graham Brothers trucks de8--. .. U . - ,1
pnea . lorwmeng,. onu. uo
Mber trainlomd consisting main
iy of Dodge Brothers chassis, was
ror distribution rrom tne u. js.
Sale Company's, headquarters at
j The hug1- shipment was made
across the Pacific Oeeaa to Shang
haL Here the, heavy export boxes
(were .transferred . to. lighters -jfor
the trip up jlhe Tank tie ; river a
ilsUnce of 0"0 or ,700 miles In-
was , demohitrated y Mr. Key:
Describing: the ,Jtrip lie- said : .A
At no time tnrougnout y the
whole trip did our Oldsmobile give
us ther slightest v anxiety.: Our
average 1 mileage per. gallon wag
good. 7 No trouble was experienced
in : conquering the ; various ' moun
tain ranges." :. -. ; :'. fc,'-:.4
One of the worst spots Jir. Key
encountered was-oti a'detour near
land. The; lighters used weree r"". -Ti r" , vnre
kmili f rtiil sn r boat utl9 s nauuna raiiea cars
'.Mr.boldiafcl w ,w ueep fumoo ,noa. "ynr
fehuges- t!J!"5; to ka,U
Four dais la required to make the
i On arrival at Hankow more dif
ficulties were experienced. Lack
ing nuch bulky freight was con
fronted: But there were coolies,
myriads of them, ready' on the
bank eager to jssistln the work.
The boxes wire removed -from
Ihejleck ofthe Junk-by use ota
long 'steel "cable and a windlass.
Sack from the tiverrls a long
without assiBtftnce. We sunk axle
aeep in ime -ciay. wnicn was a
Teri table sea. but our. Oldsmobile
went through it just like a tank
at Paschendale.r ; s .
On only oneloUg2 climb during
the trip did he find it advisable to
nse second gear. That was while
ascending the ! 4-mile! grade from
El Centro to San Diego.
,But the rough epo ts iu theroad
were, more than compensated for
by the wonderful scenery encount-
broad concrete wall for flood pro-1 ered, which Mr. Key said; 'ibafflea
tectibn. This wall Is about twelve the power or aescrlpUon"
feet high. Another task, confront
ed Mr. Gale and his 'associates, in
getting the heavy boxes up to dry
rround. The boxes were ' rolled
to a pair of skids which bd v
placed, on tha atepi at drtTaway
leading up to the top of the wall.
A "yoke" made1 of 4 bamboa was
stretched; around- the ;.box to be
tached a number .of circular slings
taised.To thlsVyoke--we, atr
made -of- leatheibr some-; heavy
cloth. These, sllnga ; are .thrown
ovetTthe rigiehbulder; jof ,afc&
manr at : wotv and try continual
fodng "they jjaanage'tptake the
heavy freight upth-requlred-dls-
tance, - usiially; about., thirty; cool-
ler are employed ait this task.
1 The eooliea go about Ihelr.work
with a manner, which Jbelies their
stoical nature." I As leader is chos
en-and he -directs th work. - As
thl men take bold' of fneif.bdx ihe
leader. begina'aCsong" which la
similar,' to tbe-heave-hoil heave
ho". 'chant of teJVmeriiian.; track
layers. t J::Vf?"' V
. The boxes iro-Jarried- by; this
ni annual labor ; to .ithe; waiting
freight cars some; distance down
the wall of the river. bankV'
Th li. : B. "Gale Company re
ceatly enlarged its show: room and
service garage. - The--iiewly-i ar
rived fleet of Dodge Brothers Mo
tor cars and Graham Brothers
trucks were Exhibited. The occas
ion marked an pic in Jhe life lot
the city of Hankow. Chinese mer
chants with officials of the city
besides hundreds of other local
residents participated In the "open
house." K Speeches lauding ; Mr.
ale and associates on their enter
prising methods and. the, quality
of their merchandise were made
in Chinese and these in turn were
Interpreted In English and French.
OAKLAND, April 17. rWIth a
get-away rivaling that of a motor
cycle and a speed capacity better
than ' aiTtv-flTA tailes an hour, a
stock model ' Star Six is proving
itself : an "effective ' medium in
checking up on speeders in Salinas
county. ?' r '
This new. unit of the trafflc de
partment of Salinas county is op
erated by J. L. Feagin, who in a
letter 'to F, G. Hood of the Du
rant Motor company of California,
enthusiastically " recommends the
new Star Six for traffic-department
purposes.-. ;v "-v-f . ,.' '.'v :
fl hare been using one -of the
blew ? Star Sixes, for nearly two
months, and can h truinruiiy y
that it out-demonstrates any car I
have previously used in my worit
of checking up on speeders in Sa
linas country," writes reagm.
"I get tvrenty-nlne and one-half
miles to, the gallon of gasoyne on
the highway and '; about twenty
four In ; traflc .driving. I have
dritett the pew car sixty-five miles
an' hour and am certain that I, can
get seventy-one or two by coaxing
it a UtUe. , . ,
"Outside of its remarkable get
away . perhaps the most ' attractive
feature of the) new, Star, Six is Its
uncanny power on hills. , I have
mada .the,Carmel hillat the. rate
or fifty miles an 4 hour' and have
then Immediately made the climb
over again at a rate of four miles
an hour ia high gear. Those who
are acquainted with; this hill will
recognize the merits, of av demon
stration of this kind, for there are
many cars "that cahtfot make the
climb 1 high gear. l. -:. . . :
. -I can make Just as quick a getr
away with my new Star Six as I
could with a motorcycle and the
speed' and -readability "of the 'car
makes ft not . only a formidable
medium . lor overtaking law in
fringers, bat gives, one .comfort
and a sense of safety besides." ;
. To avoid that run-down feeling;
cross crossings cautiously. 1
'Safe conditions are good but
safe men' are better, remarks the
the National Safety council.
PONTlAfX Mich April . 17.
Rapid progress is being, made' by
(he t Oakland Motor Car company
In the construction of the new facl
lory addltloh which is to house the
sheet metal stamping and rear axle
i This new .factory addition, with
machinery," will cost;three-quar-ters
of a million dollars, according
to A. J. Brandt, vice president and
works manageirTand ; will be In
operation the first week in June.
Already the steel frame' is up' and
walls, roof and fioorink'.are par
tially completed.-' Approximately
400 more men will be employed in
the new departments. .; f
... Due' to the -tremendous produc
tion required on 'both the Oakland
and Pdhtiae sixes, it was decided
tot take over the making of " all
sheet . metal, stampings, such ' as
fenders, : running board - aprons.
running board shields, hoods.'gas
1 tanks, oil . pans,: radiator . shells.
ets., for greater economy, greater
flexibility in. the control of pro
duction. A!V rear axle- housinga
-for the. Oakland" six., will also be
ujied out in the new building.
-The new addition ia of, steel and
brick construotion, part of it one
story and part of it two story and
will . give an increased floor area
of ; approximately 5 5,0 00 square
f 6et; f '.- i -:. i ' ;'.,. . - V (- '-. , L
4! .The building, will be V divided
into three sections, a 326x70 feet.
one-story crane ' bay section con
talnlng the larger 'presses, a 32 6x
20 feet, one story sheet metal stor
age section, and a. two-story 2 2 Ox
80 foot section for light! presses
and stamping assembly.
.To avoid that run-down feeling.
cross crossings cautiously.
Safety cannot be purchased over
the eounter nor measured by the
yardstick or scale. It is something
which you can create yourself.
You can make it a very valuable
part of yourself. Just be careful
at all times and you have it.
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"Hk -. T".e " power and 'trouble--7:vi.8once
of thV PHlilCO
?m DRYNAMIG BATTERY
are guarahteecl jFor 2 years
Biit a Philco long outlasts
this extraordinary guarantee.
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Better -be careful a thousand
times than be crippled once. A
careful man is -the most perfect
rifrty device known, declares C.
B. Autl, vice pfcslieat of the Na-
tissal Ca'ety coxrcil.-. -. .
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i Let , us isut a PHILCO in
your car nbW'and save you a
lot of needless ; trouble and
expense. It will cost you no
more to buy, than just an of
'diriary. battery, and you'll be
amazed - how much les3 it
costs you per month of; ser
t;.lteryar.d Electrical Scrrico
"Neskowln voters approve plans
for modern school building. -
SALES INCREASE FOR
Star Gains 5; Percent Our7
H ing FebruaryV Latest Re- I
,Jc ; - ports Indicate; . - .
" OAKLJIND. April 1 7-;-Accord-lng
to an announcement made by
the Durant Motor Company of Cal
iforniaK Star car sales, in February.
1926 were exactly 95 per. cent in
excess of the ' sales ; of the same
month a year ago, and the five big
Star car factories ate entering the
spring and summer" manufacturing
season in their greatest period of
production . Vrt ;, u. .v.; ."
" Sar' bar business la on the yp
grade ail over the country,"- stated
Norman Devaux, : vice-president
apd general manager of the" local
Star manufacturing organization.
"Reports at ' hand from " eastern
and Canadian territories show that
all departments are experiencing
the same increase in business that
show, the Pacific Coast' territory
In such good shape.
According to reports from fac
tory representatives reaching here.
the Northwest territory, and the
state of Arizona, are experiencing
their greatest business periods in
the automobile history,, and great
things are ; expected in all lines of
business! 1q these sections. ; Calif
ornia la also showing an Increase
over 1935, but 04 A scale that is
expected ! to be greatly-Vettered
during the late spiring' selling per
iods. , . j t-j.-i:
; According to DeVaux,' success in
a great measure; has : attended, the
first selling: tri(idstforVthe "new
Star Six and the announcement of
the Refined Star Four brought In
car-orders that the local' factory
is having a hard time to fill. Pro.
duction; he said, keeping pacVwith
sales, is also Increasing here. - '
v Batteries ' ,
Have" your car thoroughly In
spected j and repaired before
the yacatioa season. ; . .
' Work Done by Hour or by
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.- TIAT?KF!TT KRflS.
- ' 1099 N. Capitol ;
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;. v Scooters J
And other Children's f y
' Bicycle Repairing . ;
at Reasonable Prices
LLOYD E. RAMSDEN .
i 387 Court Street
E Will B
When I am aggravated with my old automobile . L . and wonder Jiow I ever
came to buy this iron horse ... I recall that I let others decide this impor
tant matter for me . . . I relied on the judgment of friends . . and
finally let a clever salesman slip one over on me.;
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Not the first time, either ... happens about once a year, tome. -
A car is such a personal thing, too . . . why one lives in it more than he does
irt his home . . . Every person should own a car which will answer to his
own moods . .his needs . . . arid his peculiar kind of driving.
Had my heart set on a Rickenbacker last year .
get it out of my system. j
never have been able to .
Every time a Rickenbacker passes me on ihe open road . . or jumps away
from me at a traffic signal . . .1 cusaj myself for my weak-mindedness
. . and resolve that next time I buy a car . . j . I shairdecide for myself.
There is only one way to do that deciding
drive the car with my own
I am going to drive a Rickenbacker . . . nobody is going to sell me any car
until I do.
Friendly advice is all right 1 Z Z sincere for the
friends mean well when they tell me they are sure the cars they drive are
...4 mm o n lr Vio mItT"
But their tastes are not my tastes want a car that is made to measure
forme. . . and that Rickenbacker they ten mc
for car-connoisseurs That means me.
I know my
is Custom Built so to speak
I've owned a lot of cars Z . have bought my experience 7 and even if I
don't know all there is to know about automobiles . . . I sure .do know
what I want. ' - I .- !
Those "advanced engineering features - . wnicn, 1 am told, are to be
found onlv in a Rickenbacker . . . intrigue me!. ; I admit I'd like to own
a car that has every last one of them ! j
Tandem Fly Wheels . . . Dilutioniser . 7 s. Double Depth Frame .
Springs . . - Air Cleaner . . . Mechanical Four-wheel Brakes
torn Built Body . every one of these' . and all the others. .
I confess I don't know just what all of them are . . v last year I was per
suaded that some were only useless "talking points' . . . put in to make
Rickenbackers sell easier.
But at this year's shows I noticed that thbse.Arery makers who then flouted
the idea, have since copied those features ; must nave been rignt . .
must nave oecu ucii. - .
I am going to know about all these things ! . . I have an ordinarily, intelligent
mind . . an average amount of mechanical acumen . : . and, even if I"
don't Quite understand 'when a salesman tries to tell me . I sure can
- Aw -
And that is just what I am resolved to do
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aeoae ior raysci.., . ,. n , : f
sce with rny own eyes v 7
Then I am going to take a Rickenbacker car and drive it : with niy own hands -v.
. . going to takeRickenbackcx's word fo it that the car is its own bestVi
salesman . .... let .the t eloquence "of tJiatuper-performance. ... about f
going to do my own
Don't want any salesman or expert .driver ,alongs ,
j driving . ". . uninterrupted by any sales talk. : '
rLMin -n ArrAAf frr' tnwrlf . " this rim. - , I
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Arid if I don't buy a Rickenbacker . .1 1 will have no one but myself and X ;
Rickenbacker. to blame ... . I have a hunch I will own a JRickenbackcr bvi v.
tomorrow mght. M . - r -t
F. W. PETTYJOHN Is Rickenbacker Distributor Here
" Phone is' 1260 ; x '
tm Stxm" amf "VmrtiomJ Eight" n popular body tfppriomm ring from $1695 to 93595 f.
e. b. Detroit, phrm i
CU::: Tcrk tr::ir.s ca $48,-