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About The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 28, 1927)
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ALL THE NEWS THAT IS FIT TOPRINT
SALEM, OREGON, WEDNESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 28, 1927
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NEW AUTOIIIDBILE BUILDING,
FINISHED YEAR AGO, GIVES
Concrete Structure Erected With Funds Saved
From Profits of Past Fairs; Praise Given to
Mrs. Ella S. Wilson, Secretary, for Efficient
Management Which Made This Addition
Dedicated One Year Ago Tomorrow, Complet
ed Too Late for Thoroughly Artistic Display
at That Time and Way Left Clear for Better
Arrangement and Bigger List of Entries This
Automobile Building Filled to Capacity
With Best of New Models Recently Out
Automotive exhibits have had a place at the Oregon state
fair for a number of years, but it ha,s not been until the last
two years that opportunity was given for as adequate an
automobile show as the state fair warranted.
vjTLast year, through the efficient management of Mrs. Ella
55. Wilson, secretary of the state fair board, under whose
if Supervision a fund had been saved from profits of former
f fail's, the new automobile buildincr was constructed. It is
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paid for that way in a single year.
The automobile building, 120 by 300 feet and of concrete
! construction, had just barely ben finished in time for last
year's fair, so that the exhibitors were not able to plan ahead.
As a result it was reserved for the present year to afford a
truly artistic automobile show in the new structure.
At the time of the dedication a year ago, Mrs. Wilson was
accorded unstinted praise for her successful handling of the
state fair's business and finances.
Tho hnildincr was so erected that additions can be made
t omi4Vi onrl nrir? Jnr?iat ivn this VAflr nr& that it Will liot
be long until this is necessary.
Vick Brothers' Balloon
Tries Bennett Cup Stunt
On the first day of the fair a large balloon floated high
over the automobile building, and upon it was emblazoned a
ri indicating that it was the property of Vick Brothers,
Salem agents for Oakland and Pontiac cars. But Monday
night someone climbed to the roof and cut the balloon loose.
Tuesday afternoon it was found 12 miles north of Salem,
near the Checkerboard service station; and it will be afloat
again today if found to be in good condtion. It was found by
Ray Aps, state traffic oficer.
Vick brothers have eleven cars on display in the space al
lotted to them, which is near the south end of the building,
on the west side.
Pontiacs shown include acoupe, two door sedan, sport road
ster, cabriolet, landau sedan and de luxe landau sedan.
The Oakland models are a sport roadster, cabriolet, two
door sedan, four door sedan and landau sedan.
Besides the four Vick brothers, George, Charley, Alfred
and Ben, the following salesmen are assisting with the dis
play: Bert Hill, R. H. Savage, G. C. Moir, Jack Hardin, Har
old Ware, J. C. Simpson, C. A. Johnson and C. F. Patton.
r Falcon-Knight coupe and sedan and a Peereless coupe
sedan are the models being shown at tne automoone
H UOTfding by the Therdelsen Motor Car company of Portland.
BITS CONSTITUTE BIGGEST 1
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AT FAIR: 1 33 SEPARATE MODELS
Actual Worth of Automobiles and Motorcycles
in Building $208,490; Almost All of Space
Taken Where Last Year it Was Thought
Building Would be Adequate for Manj
The new automobile building, dedicated last year at the Oregon' State Fair, is now filled to capacity with all makes
of cars. The greatest array of motor vehicles ever brought together in Oregon.
Cutaway Motor Shows
Star Lubrication Plan
The Salem Auto company has a display of six Star cars,
evenly divided between six cylinder and four cylinder models.
An interesting feature for the mechanically inclined is a Star
four cylinder Red Seal cutaway motor in operation, showing
the lubrication system and the working parts.
In the sixth, the regular sedan, de luxe sedan and a stripped
chassis are shown. The four cylinder models are the coach,
the coupe and the cabi'iolet.
Members of the firm, C. J. Taylor, H. J. Wooley and H. E.
Shade, together with the following salesmen, are taking care
of the display : H. W. Burrell, J. R. Wallis and Mack Woods.
Harry Trueblood, factory representative, is also assisting.
Things The Cletrac Is Doing Every Day
On Farm and Highway and In the Forest
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These pictures are all taken in Oregon. The tremendous
amqunt of work accomplished by one of these tractors can
easily be seen by a close study of the pictures.
Local Dealers Have Charge of Displays in
Nearly Every Case, and Because of Oppor
tunity to Plan Far Ahead, All Displays are
Interesting; Some Cars Shown First Time. ,
Automobiles are every-day things, but 133 bright, shintf
new models, many of them never before shown in Salem, somd
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is difficult for anyone even midly interested in the automo
tive; world to resist. Naturally, it is one which few people
who attend the state fair are making any effort to resist, and
the result is that the automobile show building is crowded
at all times with visitors. , .
And the exhibits this year are worth seeing. As has bcenf
mentioned, there are 133 new cars, wnrth tnfnl
which with.motorcycle exhibits worth $1635 brings the valua
tion of articles within the building up to $208,490, possibly
the greatest value of exhibits of a single type anywhere on
the grounds. .
In addition to all this, there is a Cletrac tractor exhibit,
in the machinery building close at hand, that ought to bo
Hsted among the automotive exhibits and its value alone i3
$21,000. , 1 : : . .
The automobile building, completed a little over a year a;o
and dedicated at last year's state fair-a year ago tomorrow
was believed at that time to be adequate to house the auto
mobfle exhibits for a long time to come. The space was ade
quate at that time, and it is again this yearbut the various
displays take up all the available floor room. By closer econ
omy of space, the building will house the show for a couple of
years to come, but there's a limit, and it is not many yean
in the distance. t
This year the Salem automotive dealers, who have charge
of these exhibits in all cases where there is a Salem dealer;
for the particular make of car entered, were able to plart
farther ahead than before, and as a result, the exhibits are!
carefully elected from the latest models issued, and are truly; .
representative of the trend in motordom. .; i
The state fair comes at a season when most nf thp Mnr4
manufacturers have just announced theirnew models, withj "
sufficient interval that the new cars have had opportunity
to reach Salem, and as a result, the Automobile show at thti
state fair includes a number of 'cars that nobody but thd
dealers have seen and that makes for even greater interest4
The displays are arranged, too, so as to bring out heir higK
lights and contrasts. A great deal of thought ha3 been ex
pended by the dealers to achieve this. , i
Take it all the way through, this year's automotive show"
is the most interesting that has ever been given in connectiort
with the state fair, and whiles there will be auto shows later
that will eclipse it, it will be through increase in number of
cars, not in perfection of arrangements. '
' REOS MAKE SHOWING '
The Reo Sales and Service company, of 219- State street
has four Reef cars at the state fair. They include two Wol
verines and two Flying (Cioud models, , Loren Loose ana
Lowell White are in charge of the exhibit. d
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SOME OF SALEM'S LEADING AUTOMOTIVE DEALERS WHO HAVE EXHIBITS AT STATE FAIE
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