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SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 15, 1927
THE OREGON STATESMAN, SALEM, OREGON
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- IfJ MOTOR INDUSTRY
MoreThan Three Million Directly-Employed
Publication tb!s week - of the
eighth-annual edition, of "Facts
and Figures of the ; Automobile
; IndBstry: brings to light a num
ber of new studies relating to the
motor business. .These Include
v the first -published tabulation of
monthly production figures as far
back, as January, 1913, a list of
the 'number of motor trucks-used
s In 'different lines . of Industry,
charts and .data' from .the Inter
state Commerce Commission hear
ings ori'motbr transportation, and
a ' new' tabulation of the number
of motor vehicles registered , In
' dlffereni-i-untrie8 throughout
the world.- The booklet is pub
lished by the National Automobile
chamber of commerce.
Among the high points devel
, oped which are either new stud
ies owreVised figures, (figures are
for calendar year 1926) are the
. Tfotal wholesale value of motor
': vehicles and parts, $4,696,945,
Number of persons employed
directly in the Industry, 3,365,
000. Number of motor vehicles ex
ported, including assemblies
Motor vehicle taxes, $712,000,
000. Per cent of ' . car production
closed models, 72 per cent.
Number of motor vehicle deal
ers In U. S., 52.592.
Per cent of. iron and steel out
put used by motor industry, 14
Per cent of plate glass produc
tion sold by motor business, - 50
Per cent of upholstery leather
output bought by automobile in
dustry, 63 per cent.
Number of farm owned motor
Rank of automobile Industry
among industries of United States
based on wholesale value of pro
State with largest percentage
increase in motor vehicle regis
State with largest number of
motor vehicles to population (one
to every three persons), Califor
nia. State having largest numerical
increase during past year, New
Number of states having more
than one million motor vehicle
The BestBuy ifor You
You can find plenty of tire dealers who'll be glad to
dicker with you, tempt you with all sorts of "special"
. deals. '
Ican't- It goes against my grfcin to pad up list prices in
6rdr to give you a discount or a "long trade" to make
myself a good fellow at your expense.
I've been in the tire business for a good many years.
' I've watched the "bargain boys" and the "long discount"
fellows come and go. Every year my business has in
creased. - ' ' '
Every year morje shrewed tire buyers come to me for
Goodyears and they, "stay put" on Goodyears. .
Doesn't it seem logical that Goodyears will prove the
best buy for you?
G. W. DAY
Chemeketa and Commercial St. Phone 66
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Stands out in sheer magnificence
? i and is loaded to the muzzle with power!
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' 1' know why Chandler is making such far-ranging
- gains in four different price classes. They've seen t ."
. . :-&e cars. They understand.
v :' k With aggrandized beauty of designwith interiors
-' . sumptuously appointed, fitted, curtained and uphol-
' rtered with the fuller development of Chandler's -'
t Pikes Teak power principle the new Royal Eights
, . and Sixes ty Chandler can well challenge any com
' ,parison on any basts 1 ,
s Chandler is the undefeated champion of Pikes
Peak, highest automobile highway on earth and
also holds the record for the, fastest 1000 miles on
ivheelsiooo tmks at 86.0 tniUs an hov on the.
track at Culver City, CaL: v".i- . "1 ; ' ;f .'
T All twenty-eight new models have "One Shot"
' " :; automatic chassis lubrication. The .'Sfaces range from
' $945 to $1895, and the Royal Eights from $2195 to
' . $2295; L o. b. factory. Just try a ride in any model.
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CHAVrLKUXEVTiANnifOTORS (pORPO RATION . CLEVELAND
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Tourist Visiting Many States
Wonders Often How They
Get That Way
By ERWIX GREEK
(President Greer College of Auto
motive & Electrical Trades.
The chap who does a lot of
touring certainly wonders how the
various states "get that way"
when it comes to (paying extra
pennies for each gallon of gaso
line. The A. A. A. aided me in, com
piling the following. Read, and
then voice your opinion on the
If any citizens have a right to
complain it is certainly those
from states like Illinois, New
York, Massachusetts and a few
others where no gasoline taxes -at
all are imposed.
Last year there were three
states imposing a tax of one cent
per gallon, 21 states levying a
tax of two cents per gallon the
nearest approach to uniformity
one state with a two and one-half
cent tax, 13 taxing at the rate of
three cents, two taxing three and
one-half cents, three taxing four
cents and South Carolina going
the limit of five cents.
On a basis of registration and
total gas receipts of ten states
which are not "resort" states, the
average car used 1S1 gallons of
gasoline for the first six months
and paid a tax of S3. 02. For the
same period the average tax paid
in Florida was $11.80. Since the
tax in Florida is three cents, the
figures would indicate a consump
tion of 393 gallons for each car.
The figures, however, are mis
leading. The difference between
the taxes paid in the non-resort
states and in Florida is principal
ly the amount of taxes exacted
from tourists. No wonder Flori
da needs no state income or in
It may 'be alright for states like
Wyoming, New Mexico, Arizona,
etc., struggling bravely to build
good roads across vast, sparsely
settled districts to collect a modi
cum of their cost of mawtainance
from the tourist who benefits so
largely through them, but it ..is
far from Just for the prosperous
states to exact tribute from the
huge numbers of pleasure 'seekers
flocking within their borders to
spend money and further enrich
the coffers of the resort owners.
Pennsylvania for their license
tags, driver's licenses and certifi
cates of title already pay far
more than the annual cost of her
fine highway system; but Penn
sylvania asks only two cents from
the South Carolina motorist for
every gallon of gas he purchases,
so why should South Carolina levy
a tax on the Pennsylvania motor
ist of five cents on every gallon?
Besides paying ; more than his
slrare for the roads, is the auto
mobile owner forever to be the
victim and prey of petty, tribute
Rhode Island furnishes another
example of the wide variations in
taxes and taxation methods. Auto
mobiles registered in the smallest
state in the Union total 89,247.
Yet, despite a tax of one cent a
gallon, tax receipts were only
$45,848. This is only 51 cents
for each car. What Is the an
swer? Does the Rhode Island mo
torist buy only 102 gallons of gas
a year, or is he buying his gaso
line in Massachusetts where it is
tax free? I'll give you three
ON NASH COUPES
(Continued from page 1.)
ed. The wide doors, side walls
and head-lining are trimmed to
The genuine walnut steering
wheel with comfortable grip
matches the inlaid walnut panel,
the crown panel of genuine walnut
above the instrument board, and
the walnut finished board.
The new coupe is beautifully
lacquered in two shades of green.
A new note has been struck in
the aperance and arrangement of
the nickeled bars which grace the
reaj deck. Instead of short bars
of nickel, three long, handsome
highly nickeled bars are used.
Two of these are set lengthwise
along each side of the deck, and
the third crosswise, lending a de
corative and substantial effect. At
the rear of the car, opening on the
curb side, Is a large luggage com
partment with ample space for
carrying golf clubs., parcels and
packages. The door Is equipped
with a strong lock and key. The
rear window, looking out onto
the rumble seat, may 'be lowered
by the simple turn of an attrac
tive silver-finished window lift.
The windshield, too, opens for
ward by the turn of a regulator
placed within easy reach of the
driver's hand. .Silver, finished
hardware, in period design is used
HEARD BY MILLIONS
, (Continued from paga 1.)
for the broadcasting company, In
terprets the likes and dislikes of
the great audience.
Chatfeld came across, the school
house while looking for an old
farmhouse in which to store some
of his belongings and decided that
jt was just the place he needed
for quiet seclusion in planning his
programs". He moved in at 'once,
making it a combined studio and
Now, however, a new;-road has
been put through and Chatfield
finds the quiet crossroads "too
metropolitan." He expects to
abandon the old schoolhouse for
a place he is building in this vil
lage, where he says there is little
chance of anyone disturbing his
We Can Save You Money On Used Trucks
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operates " Smooth As A Six "
because of RUBBER MOTOR
MOUNTING combined with its
Star Four's unusually big strong SINGLE
PLATE DRY; DISC CLUTCH gives
these important driving advantages:
1. delivers the torrent of power to rear
asle in velvety silence.
2 saves tires by eliminating wheel spin.
3. gives driver "peace of mind' because
it is fool-proof and durable.
P .' O . B .
Salem Automobile Co.
C. J. Taylor, Pres. H. J. Wooley, Vice Pres.
H. E. Shade, Sec,y--Treas.1
CHAMPION AMONG FOURS
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; Jhf AS H has the power
Every Nash owner notices that he has bearing in every Nash model, iry
very little sear shifting to do on hills, stead of 3 or 4, means that power is not
no matter howsteepthe grades may be. thrown away by crankshaft "whip."
Proper bearing support throughout
Nash is a very powerful motor car.
There is nothing half-hearted or slug-'
gish about its response the motor
never talks back at you even
though you are climbing mountains.
One reason to the more than adequate
power designed into every Nash motor
car. Nash engineering has provided
reserve energy for situations that tax
the resources of other cars, and extend
their engines to the point of strain.
- Another reason for the powerful per
formince cf Nash is 7 bearings. 7
the entire length of the crankshaft
conserves energy that older motor
types waste. ; -
Quick 1 acceleration powerful re
sponsiveness--such as Nmsh provides,
'is a safety factor you cannot overlook.
It is invaluable on the hills, very
handy in traffic
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When you select your next 1 car, be
sure to see how unfavorably the power
and pick-up of other cars compare to
Nash, before you decide! i v :
F. W. PETTYJOHN CO. i
CG5 North Commercial t Telephone 12C0
"After TVe Sell We Serve" , -
Performance records, are making sales records!
Everywhere the .Willys-Knight is winning acclaim for its
efficiency, safety, economy and carefree operation.
The Knight Engine Better with every mile. The only
type of engine that improves with use. "
7-Bearing Crankshaft To eliminate vibration.
Skinner Rectifier Only way to prevent oil dilution.
4-Wneel Drakes For maximum driving safety.
Deifies Shackles Keep your chassis lastingly quiet
O Timken Bearings in Front Axle Most fine cars
have but four. This is the easiest steering car.
Narrow Dody Pillars at Windshield When all other
cars are so equipped, accidents will be minimized.
Adjustable Front Seat Made to fit you, no matter
what your height or weight : l j
light Control at Cteering Wheel Lights dimmed
without removing your hand from 'wheels
- Watson Stabilators. -Air cleaner; Thermostatic temper
ature control. Finest quality upholstery and interior fittings.
"70" UlyKmitht Six, $1395 to $1495. "WiDy-KnitM Gtt Sr. $1850 . $3850.
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Corner Cottage and Ferry Telephone 409