The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, April 24, 1927, Page 19, Image 19

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Scenes Taken Near Government Camp
It Won't Be Long Now I
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Many Buildings Comprise
Factory of This Remark
able. Automobile
Falcon-Knigfit "Well Receiv
ed; Heralded as Setting
New Standards
New Models j Make' Genuine
Hit; Increased Motor Car
, Sales Anticipated -
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Thft homp' of nuiek at Flint,
MkhiRanJ is so big that a stranger
,-an easily rt lost in it. It is
liifjx!" t bin many towns. An air
plane has to -fly high to mako a
omplee I I'UoioKraph of it, le
ause it cover an area more than
ti mile and a .half long and from
two i toiir Hty squares wido. It
ha- Hs i' ' 1'ower. and ht'atins
j.lant; a Ifirw 'lopartnif-nt, and its
.wn -attUfr to dfrrt t" tralfk-. A
fl,-. t of aotouobil in maintained
lo tak otftU-fals and others to
various i.irt of the j Rrounds.
othiirwise'j thejr would waste many
minuf'. "e hours, samply in
'gfrttlng frrtni one pla-e t another.
Try to count the buildings In
the bird sreyq view. men you
will have nottie conception of tho
(ilxc of llujick's homPw
.Vow. think what this size
juf-ans to you
Tor ont' thing, it indiciates how
steadily Buiek' has grown in popu
lar favor, i All these buildings are
taxwl to (their capacity to meet
the 'demand for Btiick cars. New
buildings -aref constantly being
added to the group. "
Another j thing that It indicates
Is Buick's great buying power.
Purchasibg raw material and
supplies ofj all kinds, inwholesale
quantities. Bnick naturally gets
very advantageous terms. The
money, salted by purchasing in
this way U used to put greater
value in the Buick that you buy.
Sire, however, is not the most
important j point about Buick's
home. Rather, you will find a
close up Yiew to be even more in
teresting than a bird's-eye view.
Viewing Buick activities at close
range you begin to feel the co
ordinated effort that binds all
these buildings into the unified
personality expressed by the word
Ton see immediately that, great
as is the- terfnofy MJoteTed by
these plants, there is nothing hap
hazard about their management.
Each aas a carefully planned
place in Buick production. Each
operation j begins where the last
one leaveis off and work flowa
along as steadily as a river.
Buick's home is a place of con
trasts tremendous siie contrast
ed with w
ilork of microscopic fine
ness; the crashing -power of great
n:eum hammers contrasted with
(Continued a par &)
Fast Cars of Detroit Corpor
ntian Now Patrol High
ways in Many States
Motorists who have a weakness
for 8peiedingwould do well to
recent records or jast mo
acquisli6n by the forces
and oTdeV before indulg
their ; propensity for law
lor car
of law
ing iit
violation. -
Advires received within recent
pks (by the Chrysler Sales Cor
poration indicate a special tend
ncy tj buy the speedy cars of
that company for highway patrol
work alnd results suggest a degree
of erffctivenesg on-their part that
nhoula serve as a warning to
would-ibe deflers of speed limits.
Rhojde Island's state police
force Aow hag eight Chrysler "60"
and ",70" cars, fn addition to Us
motorlpycles. .Its first . .'Chrysler
"70" has a record of ,50,000 miles
and lit is still In regular service.
Its unfailing reliability led to the
purchase of the rest of the Rhode
Island Chrysler fleets Ut
the other side of the Conti
the California' state police
now increased their Chrys
ler tbtal to 30. i California does
not buy these, cars but each "of fl
eer Is given in allowance, and
purchases whatever type be
thinks best suited' to bis needs.
These men know motor cars from
bumjper and bumperette, and the
fact that more than half the
force hav chosen Chryslers ,j is
evidence of their confidence : In
Chrysler ability. .According to
aj one report ; which . recently reach
i ed the company from a California
trooper the Chrysler "70 be has
unven tne last two years never
missed catching a speeder al
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though It went after hundreds.
Sergeant William Pilcer. of
Illinois, sent' In" a typkal report
hen he wrote: . "I have driven a
"T coupe over 18.000 miles and
I have never, needed more speed
than this cardan dellTer. We nse
Upper lef(f Ilattle "Axe Inn with JIt. Hobdlfn I he background. Lower left: Snow plow clear
ingfroadl near Government Camp, after 24 inch fal! during past week. Right: Marmon car
on road near Government" Camp. This trip was made on April 20' by a Statesman repre
sentative in a Marmon Eight furnished by' the MacDonald rAuto company of Salem; - '
New Chevrolet Car to Be
Black With Red Wheels
and Red Inserts
In pursuance of its program of
high quality at low cost the Chev
rolet Motor Company began pro
duction April 1 of an entirely new
model, to be known as the Imper
ial landau. Formal announce
ment of the new type of Chevro
let will not be made until early
in May, when shipments will have
been made to the more than 12,-
000 direct and associate dealers
of the company now blanketing
the country. ... '
The foregoing information was
provided ,by Mr.' Newton of the
Newton Chevrolet company, the
local dealer -organization, who
added that this makes the second
completely new type of car added
to the Chevrolet line since the be
ginning of the year, the first be
ing the sport cabriolet.
Factory plans relative to the
Imperial landau were revealed
publicly for the first time by It.
H. Grant, vice president and gen
eral sales manager of the com
pany, during the recent tour of
Chevrolet executives through the
!The new car will be colored
black andwili have red wheels
and red inserts," said Mr. Grant.
"It will iie the sport type now so
favored by certain classes of mo
torists and will give Chevrolet
from every vif w point a full line.
We do not ejxpect to sell more
than 5,000 of these cars monthly,
but as to that I shall make no
prophecy rsometimes the demand
for a model is . far greater than
AH previous monthly produc
tion records in the history of the
Chevrolet factory toppled in
March, when the' company manu
factured 107,900 automobiles.
This meant an average daily pro
duction of 4,316 cars. A com
pleted car rolled off the assembly
line with' clock-like precision ev
ery six seconds of the working
day. On ' March 31 a new daily
record for production was also es
tablished when 5,075 Chevrolets
were turned out.N
' Production last month exceed
ed that of March 1926, by 42.733
units, a gain of 66.6 per cent.
This is attributed bjr the local
dealer to a constantly increasing
demand for the car, nation-wide
In Its Insistence. since the an
nouncement the first of the year
of "the most beautiful Chevrolet
In Chevrolet history." J
Standard 6 Chandler
Has Two Color Options
CliEVEL AN D. (Speclal)-
Announcement of two color- ap
Hons, dustproof Buckingham gray
or two tone sage green and Brew
ster "green." for the Standard Six
sedan priced : at $995 has been
made by the Chandler-Cleveland
Motors : Corporation.
This type is designed to af
ford ample room and comfort for
occupants and is upholstered- In
gray broadcloth.' with Circassian
walnut tmisnea instrument panel
window moldings and door panels
set off to harmonize with the in
strument board; design. Equip
ment includes 30x5 full-sized1. bal
loon tires, four-wheel mechanical
external contracttngbrakes, air
cleaner, oil filter, ' thermostatic
control of the-cooling system; self
adjusting spring shackles and
"one shot" i chassis - .lubrication
Business Reported Very
'Good in Hudson-Essex Line
L. D. Lambeth,.territory repre
sentative for the Portland Motor
Car company, the state Hudson
Essex, distributors, was in Salem
Friday conferring with Kirkwood
Motor company, - Salem ; dealers.
- Mr. Lambeth, reports business
very good for the Hudson-Essex
line. He said that the Portland
branch has not been able to catch
up with the, orders and they had
been as far as three hundred cars
behind on orders from dealers
thfbughout the state. Mr. Lam
beth also states that the factory
is .also turning out 1600 cars a
day. He states that this is the.
largest number of six: cylinder
cars turned out by any factory at
the present time. He Is of the
opinion that within thiry days the
company will be turning out 2500
cars per day. : -,
Mr. Lambeth, stated that the
new Deiuxej Essex,: sedan model
would be on the market "very
shortly, which ; will be ,ln the
thousand" dollar class ;also the1
two passenger sport speed about
which -will be In, the $800 class.
The latter car. according to Mr.
Lahmbeth. will .be capable of 70
miles per hour. This will make
14 different models now available
in Hudson-Essex.
Traffic Expert Would
Ban Horse From Streets
Dr. Miller, McClintock. ; traffic
expert to the Chicago Chamber of
Commerce, says that the horse
should be barred from the streets
of that city as a means of speed-,
ing up traffic. "Oneteam' of
horses in a city mikes 100 motor
trucks slow down to the pace of
the animals in a walk," he says.
In the narrow streets this caus
es congestion that, sacrifices tho
interests of the majority to those
of the' minority.' Motor Chat.
. . V" "v . ' v V ' ' - Everyday IlerotS . . ,:- -
New-Eight Cylinder Car on
Demonstration Shoves
Records Ahead
With production of both the
large Marmon series 75v and the
Marmon eight soaring to new high'
levels, the Marmon Motor Car
company is anticipating the heavi
est spring business in its history,
according to advices received from
Immediate orders call for the
shipment of about 750 large Mor
mons and over 2500 Marmoa
Eights within the next four or
five weeks, announce H. H,
Brooks, general sales .directory Jo-
most sections of the country, says
Mr. Brooks, Marmon sales are
running three-fold greater than
ever before, thus emphasizing the
very noticeable trend on the part
of the motoring public toward
cars of unquestioned quality.
At the present time the com
pany is manufacturing its com
plete line of quality automobiles
in 27 different body styles. - In
addition, an unlimited selection of
custom-built body types is being
offered,' mounted on ' both large
and small Marmon chassis.
The excellent taste reflected in
Marmon's full line of cars is cre
ating much favorable comment
this season. Moreover, the strik
ing color effects achieved by the
company represent an advanced
note in the appearance of motor
cars 4n the fine car field.; The
luxury and smart appearance of
these cars are winning additional
prestige for the pioneer company
whose name they bear.
Sales and service connections
(Continued on page S.)
, Following the announcement of
the new Falcon-Knight, the six
cylinder, Knight sleeve-valve mo
tored car production by the Fal
con Motors corporation of Detroit
and Elyria'Ohio, a week ago. re
ports from all sections of the
country show that this new car
has found a quick response in
public interest.
It is the first Knight motored
car with a six cylinder power
plant, ever to be priced in the
J1000 class and as such has, been
commented upon freely as start
ing a new trend' in the lo-wer price
While statements have been
made regarding this car from
time to time, plans of the manu
facturer held back the presenta
tion of any models to the public
until-the first showing could 'be
made simultaneously Jn all parts
or the country.
Demonstrations made during
the initial week of its showing
have disclosed performance
achievements which have won en
thusiastic praise.
Flexibility an smoothness are
the most conspicuous attributes
and the car has a decidely alert
manner in responding to the
inrottle In traffic. At ton SDeed.
motor discloses an abilitv to
travel fast without vibration and
without any evidence of mechani
cal strain' which has been a characteristic-
of Knight motored cars
in the higher price ranges.
The four-wheel brake equip
ment, which is Identical with that
used on the higher priced cars, af
fords an ease df control which has
been remarked upon as engender
ing a comfortable sense of security
at all car speeds.
Riding comfort has also been
accepted by motor enthusiasts all
ovr the country as out of the or
dinary and in full keeping; with
other points of excellence In the
An examination of the body di
mensions shows a careful atten
tion to the comfort of the occu
pants, i
An interesting degree of com
pactness combined with generous
inside seating space has been pro
vided. Big Demand for Autos
on Canadian Prairies
WINIPEG, (Special) Increas
ed buying power on the prairies
is indicated by the unusual num
ber of automobiles . being sold.
Dealers are finding difficulty in
supplying the demand.;
Canadian made cars are being
given the preference, i Vet. last
year Imports were 28,535 cars,
compared with 14,632 In 1925. In
1925 there were five Canadian
made cars exported for every car
Imported into Canada. ; Last year
there was only 2.61 cars exported
for each one brought in.
Necessity for Keeping- Oil
Clean Recognized; Oil Fil
ters Installed
Automotive engi n e er s are
agreed that more than 80 per cent
of all engine trouble can be traced
to, the presence of foreign matter
in the crankcase.
Contrary to general belief on
the part of the majority of motor
ists, frequent oil clfanges. are not
recommended because oil loses its
viscosity (lubricating quality) af
ter 500 miles of driving. When
k?pt clean, oil is actually being
used Tor 3000-to 500 Smiles and
more. " " ' 5
"Draining is necessary, after
every 500 miles, to relieve the en
gine of the abrasive material
which has accumulated in the
qrankcase," ' points ' out D. - J.
Sweeney, manager of the local
branch of the Colyear Motor Sales
Company, Pacific Coast .distribu
tors of Standard auto parts. ?
Unfortunately, even punctilious
drining of the oil from the crank
case after every 500 miles does not
remove all the grit, and dirt. As
soon as circulation stops much of
the foreign matter in the oil set
tles immediately Into the pockets
and low places in the crankcase
and remains there to contaminate
the new oil. In addition a consid
erable amount of dirt gathers in
the oil breather pipe, and is wash
ed into the crankcase when new
oil is put in.
The necessity for . maintaining
clean oil all the time has been rec
ognized by some makers and Han-
f Cdntianed on paga 4.)
Dodge Brothers Factory Pro
tects Workmen With Large
. Blower System "
- Proper, and sufficient ventila
tion of the air in garages is the
one tlAng which will eliminate
entirety all danger from carbon
monoxide gas, according to Mr.
fBonesteele of the Bonesteele Mo
tor company, local Dodge Brothers
dealer . . ! -
"Emphasis has. always "been
placed upon the greater danger
from carbon monoxide poisoning
in the winter months," says'" Mr.
Bonesteel. "While It is -undoubtedly
true that more lives are lost
from carbon monoxide poisoning
in the winter than ' at other sea
sons, the danger r is just as great
at all times if automobile engines
are permitted to run in small gar
ages without proper; ventilation.
"With the coming" of spring
many automobile owners will tune
up their own cars for the summer.
Much of this work will be done
out-of-doors but in many instances
it will be done . in the owner's
garage; Because of the danger
from motors running inside of
buildings it is timely to again
point" out the precaution which
sbould be taken. t .
"Automobile -manufacturers
realize fully y hat this gas might
do to their workmen If it were
permitted to contaminate the ; air
iu the factories. At most plants'
the air is kept free of the deadly
gas by a system of fans or blowers
which, carry all exhaust fumes
from the motors ' outside of the
buildings. . .? , . :-
"Probably the worst spot in au
tomobile factories is at the ends
of -the final assembly, lines. Here
the motors are started preparatory
to driving away the - assembled
cars under their own power. Be
cause of tbis much' more carbon
monoxide is generated than Is the
case after ' the motors have been
toned up and operated for some
time. .;IV v"
'Were only one motor running
at a time the fatal gas would not
be liberated In dangerous quantl
ties. In large plants such, as
Dodge Brothers, however the gas
would soon make work at the end
of the lines impossible If It, was
permitted to contaminate the- air.
"Dodge Brothers .main plant
has three -parallel assembly ' lines,
each separated from the others by
only a few feet. The motors of
. ' (ContIand oa par 9. ? '
French Auto Industry
' Affected by 'American
PARIS. f AP) France's auto
mobile Industry is threatened ?by
American Competition," and C the
high trahc. If Prencb; trade does
not . react quickly, saya . Maurice
Goudard, a leadinr; authority, the
United States will crowd her out
of the world market.! ls "i ? !.
. French? car makers, says Goud-
ard, who Is head of the accessory
manufacturers' association, must
export 40 per cent of their output
to live . The tax de luxe of. 12
per tent,, he adds, must come-off
io encourage , domestic bnyinr.
This-would enable manufacturers
to reduce "prices and compete
abroad.- ' H ij i .
America already has taken the
lead In engineering and produc
tion methods and be seesno hope
for France In the automotive field
unless .she, also, oes Into mass
'The tremendous record scored
by Pontlac Sixes one of the out
standing;, achievements , of any
manufacturer in the entire auto
motive history ijof - America will
be so Bubstantially bettered dur
ing" this year that preparations
are already under way to build
the-greatest possible 'future " for
this still infant company.
: With, an' Impressire introduc
tion of new Pontlac models a mat
ter; of hlst6ry; A. ? t. McMeans,
district representative of the Oak
land Motor company, is on " hi
way to the Pontlac factory 1 at
Pontlac, Mich.," with increased or
ders from Western Motors' com
pany, local Pontiao dealers, and
with the hope of Increasing Pon
tlac allotments to every dealer in
the great Northern CaliTornla tetf
Htoryv " l' "
This was his statement to Mrl
VIck, of the Vlck Bros, company,
who declared that the new Pon
tlac models had received ' more
genuine approval than"-any car
he had ' seen introduQed In his
many years 'of automobile mer
chandising experience. ' J
"The new Pointiac models hare
made a genuine hit, and ' this,
added to the , fact that ' previous
Pont iars have succeeded In build
ing a great reputation for stam
ina and low cost of operation, Is
going a long way to build a great-'
er future for the new Pontiac'
.. "We received word fromr Pon
tlac just before the departure of
Mr, McMeans that at the present
time the factory Is hard pressed
to supply the orders pouring In
for new Pontlacs from all sections
of the country, and -we may have
a hard: time increasing our own
allotments, but we want to do
Just that if it Is possible.
"The roadster bas met. with
great popularity, and It looks as
If this model would be one of the
most noticeable. ' ; on 'California's
highways this year, but greatest
attention is sbown the new lan
dau model, lne of the most at
tractive cars ever offered "In or
around thLi price class. '
"The slight changes In the
lines of new Pontlacs have' been
thoroughly approved by scores of
people who bare Tlsited our show
rooms since the announcement
was made two weeks ago; Th
(Continned en pae 4.)
Car Goes Up Series of 20
Inclines to Top of Ten
St(pry Building
: Climbing in high np a series of
20 inclines to the top of a ten
story Washington, D. C, garage, '
in the record time of one minute
and twenty-nine seconds, ia ao ad
ditional accomplishment of the
Studebaker Commander, the car
which recently set five world re
cords when It traveled 6000 miles
in less than 6000 minutes:; "
In the novel Washington climb
ing test, - the ; Commander tsh
driven by King Richardson of the
Joseph v. McReynolds company.
Washington distributors for Stu
debaker, up a series of twenty
steep ramps (inclines) In the
newly opened $1,000,000 Capital
Garage.. Fire thousand peop'e
sar the race,' watched the Stude
baker out speed and out climb the
rest of the field of ten competi
tors. . When i the Commander
reached the top floor of the gar
age, it wms loudly cheered.
Studebaker's 'nearest' competi
tor In the race made the run in
one minute and thirty-four sec
ondsfive' seconds vbehind th
time of : the- Commander. Th
climb covered a distance of. over
1500 running feet." - .The floor
levels; each; measured forty-five
feet of turning and the twenty
ramps'Syere eacb twenty- i; '. t
feet long. The cars were drivf.-i '
In what wis practically equiva
lant to a constant spiral, an oper
ation which tested both the
of the' drivers' and the speed ar..l
power Of the cars.
An. Erskine six was also entire.
In' the contest and made the cL
in one minute and forty-one f -ends
far ahead of many etc: -
- Mr. '-Hansen, Jr.J ' -and
director cf the C;
age in vfYAc.h tL terf
was the ctr.c'.sl t!nr
confpftt anj i,e 'j
Wt!h ,lrh of V..-,
mate ft re t-sv
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