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THE OREGON STATIST am SALEM, OREGON '
SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 13, 1927
25,000 WILL DIE
-;Be Huge Unless Career
v is, Observed J;
If the automobile toll this year
' rise at the same rata
SJt ?t iucrea ed during 19? It
lint rely Possible that 25.0.00
Sen! womeand children win M
killed by motor vehicles daring
1927 says a statement issued by
the National Safety council, which
ia conducting a country-wide cam
nairn to prevent accidents on the
streets and highways, in .otfier
public places, at home and thra
out industry. Reports recered
from more than 100 cities and 28
Btates indicated that the 19S8
traffic fatalities Increased abottt
6 over 1925. C. K .Robb, sta-,
tistician of the safety Institution,
estimates that 23,000 persons -were
killed in motor crushes last year.'
Approximately 15.000 of the ttfr
tims were pedestrians and about
6000 of these pedestrians .were
children under 15 years of age.
700,000 persons were Injnredin,
automobile accidents and of the&e
Batterers about 3 8 5. 000? were ped
estrians. ...J ', i ;
Despite the fact that autoapi
bile deaths have been increasing
annually, S. J. Williams, director
of the public safety activities ot
the accident prevention . institn-n
tlon, hopes for a decrease daring
1927. His feeling Is that the
American people will solTe jthU
problem just as they have erer
come every other national menace
which has threatened the welfare
of- the country. Mr. WiMaina
points out that public sentiment
is gradually becoming awakened
f to the importance of taking the
I necessary precautions to prevent
! traffic accidents. Following are
rMme of the important steps that
should be taken in a community
I safety campaign:
I' The oolice denartmeit should
obtain a record of every accident
as a basis lor study or now, wnen,
where and why auto crashes occur.
Traffic remedies are based on
The courts should do everything
within their power to curb the
small minority of drivers who are
criminally reckless. Judges should
support police officials who are
trying to curb persistently; dis
courteous and thoughtless motor
ists. , i
I) v State officials should work to
gether In passing adequate and
effective laws relating to the use
of the streets and highways.
It is absolutely necesiirj,j tf3,t
the public be in f avof toHhe nec
essary action being taken by the
1 -- i . f . A 1
police, courts ana legislator! w
cope with the traffic situi tlon.
The police, courts and legisHtors
are far from being indif f ere it 'to
public opinion and are apt t lose
Interest in any reform if the: sus
pect that the taxpayers are not
deenlr concerned over the esue
It is up to the community officials
to see that the essential engineer
ing, educational and enforcement
steps are taken. . J
A safety program should" be
planned not only by the city fath
ers but. also Kr commniiltT rfn
izations, such as the local dharn
ber of commerce, board of trade,
luncheon clubs. Barents and teach
ers association, fraternal organiza
tions and other bodies which
.should call the attention of the
public to the number of accidents
.and the need of preventive mea-'
ures, "" '' '', ..- -' '
I Parents should teach their chit-,
dren not to romp in the streets
which belong to motorists most
of the time, but to play where it
,1s safe. Youngsters should be
tan Vht hnw tn ornaa Via
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Safety instructlorrshonld be giren
in every puduc, parochial ana pri
vate school. A'stndr'-of the-lo
cation of the places where I most
child accidents ecftr will indicate
the districts in which moref ade
quate playground facilities are
neede dand tbese ehould bej pro
vided. .' i
Close cooperation on the nirt'of
all agencies in any community will
in is eacoaraging aeqreape
id traffic, home or industrial ac
cidents, avers Mr. "Williams whose
J statement is based ; ton what has1
been accomplished In Tarinnn elt
1es which are conducting aftv
campaigns. At present there are
almost 70 community safetv eoun
cils, affiliated with the parent oih
ganuation, whic hare demonstrat
lng eonclusivelr that accidents
don't Just merely "hanaea but
are caused by certain circumstan
ces wmch can be remedied.
A revised edition of a booklet
Beni.iaja OI a i:ommunlt Safju
-ty Campaign," , has Just beejr Jss-
iu-u yjr me nauonai saiety jCoun
)H which will send a copy to any
w nu cHcais ii. xae organi
sation has headquarters in Chfca-
Faulty Equipment Direct
. Cause of Many Accidents
t Faulty,; equipment Is t a direct
cause of many automobile acci
dents, states the National Safety
council, which urges motorists to
hare their machines inspected and
Brakes should be kept In effic
ient condition: all of the time
Tests should be made at frequent
-Chains are especially essential
during .winter weather. Number
plates should be kept clean..; '7 "
: Motorists driving,7 cars with
no fay. mufflers are Tiolatlng the
law. in most communities.
hlle bumpers will not prevent
accidents, they will lessen the
damage due to collisions.
. :Fi LESS CRUSHES
Committee of New York
Automobile Club Compiles
Some simple suggestions for
motorists, pedestrians .and chil
dren are contained In the safety
code presented by the street safe
ty committee of the New York
a a. .
augmooue ciud, states the na
tional safety council which la
ments the fact that daring 1926
approximately 23,000 men, wom
en, and children were killed by mo
For auto owners and operators
me zouowing suggestions are
Obey traffic rules, signals ahd
commands of traffic officers.
Go slow, passing children or
vehicles, around street corners,
approaching street crossings.
Stop at railroad crossings be
hind street cars stopped for passengers.
Give warning signal of your ap
proachkeep to the right.
Use tire chains when streets
are wet or covered with snow or
Give hand signal when stopping
Be sure both headlights are
lighted at night and properly ad
justed. v ' .
Be sure brakes are in good
working order; inspect them frequently.
Never leave auto unattended
without shutting off motor and
applying emergency brakes.
When in doubt have auto under
control, ready for a quick stop.
: These suggestions are for ped
look left, then right before
(crossing the street.
, Cross street only at regular
cfosiing,, not In the middle of a
O. W. Day. tires, tnhtm '
cessaries; has the Goodyear Urea,
oi ine world. Mr.
Day can give you more mileage.
v" uw wn i. ana Chemeketa. i)
Tick Broa tha , vJ
Ice buUt. Distributors tor Oakland
T -x ne cars that I give
eiprj owner uu ttr T...n-
SAFETY CODE AIMS
W SPEEDY CM
Willys - Overland-. Officials
Take Pride in Functions
of New Model
In presenting the new line of
Whippet sixes, .Willys-Overland
engineers bave developed a motor
for this group of cars capable of
high -speed and sufficient . power
to1 mount" the steepest grades In
high gear without straining the
The engineers declare that the
line of construction followed in
the, Whippet six motor is along the
same principles t . the lighter
Whippet, a compact -power plant
capable of a sustained "speed of 60
miles an hour-and better. - The
speed and power performance of
the Whippet six, they assert is
bound to prove revolutionary in
the light six classification as the
original Whippet did in the four
cylinder group last June.
, Construction units of the Whip
pet motor are cited by the factory
engineers in pointing to the speed
development of the 6-cylinder mo
tor. It has a bore of 3 inches
and a stroke of 4 inches with a
Don't read a paper, book or
magazine when crossing street.
Obey traffic officers or traffic
Be cautious of autos, buses, and
When stepping from street car,
never go behind car unless way is
Don't Jump on or off moving
street car or bus wait until it
When carrying umbrella don't
let it Obstruct view when crossing
Don't step Into the street from
behind a parked auto or other ve
hicle. Always keep to the right don't
These suggestions are for children:
Do not play in the street.
Play on the sidewalk or nearest
playground or vacant lot.
Roller skate on sidewalk where
vehicles cannot harm you.
Never chase a ball across the
- Do not coast where street cars,
buses or autos pass.
Don't "hitch on" autos, street
cars or other vehicles.
Never play around autos or
touch any of the levers.
Never run between parked autos
or other vehicles in the street.
Do not fear the traffic officers
he will help and protect you.
Never run behind a standing
street' car; there may be another
car or auto coming on the other
piston displacement of 169. cu
bic inches. The rated energy is
21.6 horsepower, but a maximum
development of 40 horsepower, is
reached.' The pistons are of light
weight cast Iron. i
.Willys-Overland officials de
clare that the new Whippet will
easily reach a speed of 0 miles
an hour and claim that the sturdy
construction of the car through
out Is such that a high rate of
speed may be maintained without
working injuries to the car or cre
ating a strain.
The speed development of the
Whippet six is due not only to the
type of motor and its performance
but to the Whippet style of body
and chassis construction, and the
general low lines throughout.
The Whippets are built with a low
center of gravity, thus adding to
the speed and power development.
With this type of body the weight
is low, to the ground giving It un
usual road stability. The stream
line effect of the body, s with the
narrow radiator acting as a wind-
breaker Is another aid in reaching
a speed not possible fn light sixes
built along other lines.
In the development of the
Whippet six power plant Willys
Overland officials see a rising de
mand from the motoring . public
for this type of motor.
. Nash leads the world in motor
car values. Beautiful display of
new models at the F. W. Petty
john Company, 365 North Com
mercial St. ()
Quality painting, both varnish
and lacquer work. In our modern
equipped paint shop. Washing,
greasing and night service; tire
repairs. Wood'a Auto Service. ()
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Buick owners enjoy
the savings of
In purchase price and daily use, Buick own
ers profit by the savings of leadership.
The price of a Buick is moderate, but it
buys a car built to the very finest quality
ideals one that would cost you con
siderably more, if it were not for Buick
For years, the savings provided by great
volume have been devoted to the enrich
ment of Buick value. -
And for years, Buick owners have had a
more dependable motor car one in which
high quality lessens upkeep expense.
Buy a Buick! It is an investment in econ
omy and satisfaction.
THE GREATEST BUICK EVER BUILT
, . Otto J. Wilson
388 North Commercial
WHEN BSTTSK. AUTOMOBILES AKB BUILT,
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The Best Place to Buy a Used Car
THOUGH most Packard purchasers take our advice and keep their cars for
several years there are always some who buy new cars every year or
two. Everyone knows that the first year's depreciation is the greatest on any
new car. Those who use their; cars but a short time make it possible for
others to have the finest in personal transportation at a great saving. Read
the descriptions of the cars shown below and ask yourself which you would
rather have a Packard, almost as good as new, or some other car, brand
new but not a Packard, at the same price.
Series 133 Packard Sedan
Duco paint, good rubber and we give
a ninety day warranty on this car.
A ride will ClfiCfl
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Series 126 Packard Sport
Duco paint, good rubber, and a ninety
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runs like a : ' ; CI 1 0
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1925 Series D Oldsmobile
Leather upholstered Coach,: De Luxe
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and looks like new OOUU
1923 Hudson Coach
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Superior Model Chevrolet
Superior Model Chevrolet
Oldsmobile Touring r
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Buyers of used cars from this place are as
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tion. On that we have based our success. No
need to buy a new car when older ones can
be made as good as new.
A Few Of Today's Specials:
1927 License Free With Every Used Car
1922 FORD Touring Has shocks, speedometer, spare tire and several
other extras. Two new tires on rear. Top, cushions, battery, C?1 flfl
starter and motor O. K. - : 9f.-.. Vvv
1923 FORD TOURING One man top, lota of extras. - A nice ' djl O C
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1924 FOltb TOURING New paint, good top, oversize cords on
rear. We have! gone through this car, inside and out.... ;
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1923 CHEVROLET COUPE-rThis -wras sold in 1924 and has had the best .
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1922 CHEVROLET SEDAN Sure it runs, battery and starter
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1922 CHEVROLET TOURING A beautiful grey paint job. We have done
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' 1925 CHEVROLETfOURING--Long snrings, disc clutch,
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