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PRICE FIVE CENTS
- Turkey or Beans Which?
HOUSE BESIDE HD
GliS: AUTO CIS
New lork.lo lauformaand ' : ;: i
- emRE PLAT
? : Back In TwolWeehs VdcaSqn
resolutions Adopted Looking
, Mm, .sap- aBBk. " - . m 'a a. .aav "ssv
-sasaw m . --.J. . sasvi vsasa
First K li t b rh o t Tv e bitty
Remarkable. Activity In Ksme
j ' Construction Along ; if s;
! -k Highways Not k1- -"'
Toward Prevention of
v - a r
1 . Always Some Demand .1
i t v.-.
. T r ' '"inuH-
r hat might be described aslhe
i-fonri of tbe organized public
'ety moTment is contained In
jfc - resolutions bearing on tne pre-
-,- tra of accidents on the streets
t . ' highways, In other . public;
t '-ea and In reedenees - which
're unanimously passed r,br the
t -ntmnds of delegates Who at
-ded' the' Sixteenth Annual
T fety. Congress a the" Stevens
J Chicago, Sept. 26-30. The
r'-tform . " contains ' nine main
j"nks and is'j an outline of
i "ng program for the oomerva--
of lives and limbs and prop-
c -V . ! ,The public safety resolu
te s follows: !
THEREAS. In the. United States
T-j-t ': year, some ninety tnousana
r were killed and an inee-
tbi number were Injured try
:'"dent on the streets, highways
t " pther public places, at home
t - - In the industries', causing
-' sorrow, deprivation and an
; nomic lose of billions of dol-1.-.
-HEREAS. A majority of these
T" ''euts could hare beenpre-
r--Sed as was demonstrated by the
nurands which have been pre----ed
through united efforts of
c 5. increasingly aiarmea over
t traffic acoMent problem In
r 'icular and hare rery properly)
'-'rmlned that this wastage of
I-'- must stop, therefore be it: '
""SOLVED: That the. members
-"e National Council and others
r "-'ly interested, aaeembled in
C go at the Sixteenth Annual
f y Congress, pledged thm-r-""ea
to continue diligent and
V" Increasing efforts" to prevent
(-en.ta and to further and make
V ,ct" re these ; efforts, reconv
r--(l to the states and cities, the
y eiric organisations and all
f-c"-ns. the following:"1'. .
' Adoption of the Standard
ideat Report! nx System 1
"p state and city so
' - PMveatrUve : mess
J" based- on accurate .InJroiaUan.
A scientific, r non-partisan,
tj of the traffic situation In
- o'ty; the . improvement: of
'ets, revision of ordinances and
--TTlations. and; 'adoption of Craf
"- control measures as shown ne
J"""T l? such sunreys. .
i v ' Dnrrersal acceptance ot Jthe
-f'rtple of nnifbrpiitr in atats
-f city traffic laws, and: regsla
and in the desigrn and
- txns, signals. and
t -rngs, for both safety and con
''mm, and the geaeroms co-qp-
of ail Interested otftolals
a- orraalzatOA to that-eud.
1'. The lfoenalns; of. all drivers.
T""r state law.i fn such -manner
r wUi eliminate a far aa possible
tw- nnfit and the irresponsible. . ;
5. Tke.nnstlnted 'recognition
T- -ll users efTthe highways, )oth
rVnrlsta and pedestrians of . the
the safety and the comfort
C- .U other users. ."-., -
C. The safety instruction, and
.ilTOS W ORE
Lccal Seiberling Dealer De
clares : Car Use In
. re American people are mak-
greater use of their automo-
tZn today than ever "before in the
fforr of the country, Walter Xo-
i el. local Seiberling dealer stated
Late statistics published by the
n companies show that the. con-ur-ptlon
of gasoline increased
fro-a one blUlon gallons as of July
1. 192S, to one billion, three hun
-rd mlUion gallons as of July 1
.tMs year. During July, August and
Teptember there was an addition,
inrrase over last year. -
An increase of i00.00S.S0O gal
. forts means an Increase 1 at least
, 2 00,soo mlles in traVei" la one
- OT-Oath. - - ' :-'
- Further proof of th public use
es9 mobiles is found la th pro-
ncxStt of automobile tires and in
- -ncreased mileage which the
iners have received ; from ; their
- rc. ; The public, realising mors
t-td more the importance of bar-
S tbe required amount or air in
e tire, is obtaining better; ser-
L wuua the united states nas ai
lys been ahead of the rest of the
; wld In the use of motor ears. It
- t- interesting to note that whUs
t' 're have not been as many new
m produced this year compared
V last year the owners have used
if rm mr thee aver before.
4 ' V --e latent upon accident preren-
4K fi. nd " - - " "
l J -TtEREAS. Public officials and
Vi IW-ers of public opinion haTe be
'Albert Boklan with, the .Pontine
Island to the' Coast in six days.
days, and then left for home, on
tion would bet completed after his
days and his two days ont here. He said his vacation would cost him)
less than If he had visited some summer resort, near home, and that
ha had spent nothing on the car except for gasoline and oil.
ontiac Coupe Makes Coast$155 Reduction Made Public
Jo Coast Trip in Only
Six:' Days Time
Away back in 1905 an automo
bile mechanical expert and a news
paper -man started-out .from New senger closed models on the 135
Tork for a motor trip across the inch Willys-Knight Great Six chas
oontlnent to the Pacific Coast, ts is announced by John N. Willys,
Afer weeks of baotHng mud. sand bM., wiiirw.ia.l t
and bad weather, to say nothing of
H ttfflvnnifl unmavu at,
men finally arrived on the coast.
Some of their .experiences were
really thrilling. .
Their car had been chosen spe
cially for" the trip; it had been
gone over carefully by factory me-
absoltttaly, tar las word; I; fcttfcnl
moUve perfections jthsvday.1 -
- - . - j . is
now and thoroughly n4oy'lt.i The
roads are better, -of course,! but
even 'when bad road are encouu
tred In cmbliiatlonr ; wlth - bad
weather, the motor .tourists
to;bracof how 4m
tW. the trjP.:aa the wkT:
The transcontinental:, driving J
time- is being cut down --through
the-development 1 of the - modern
Oakland Motor Car Co - In giving
out' details of a recent tranaooati
aental trip n a Poutlac, Si. made
by Albert Boklan, of Freeport
Long Island.' t " 1 u- r
When Boklan. -a -his - Pontlac
Six coupe, arrived' here . on' t&e
Coast be was Just six. days .away
from, his AUanfe coast homev ac
cording to McMeana. j After -re
maining here- only two dayaw Bok
lan was on h is, way k with an
other six days allowed for' the trip
to compHte his two- weeks -va.
"When-it oam to the point of
deciding where to go on my vaca
tion I was- sort -of up- a stuanp,"
said . Boklan. ; "Thea the idea -of
making a' trip to the Pactfie coast
came into my head. So I just starv
ted, allowing six days for the trip
eh way. with, two day utln
California, l it I did not know the
Pontlac so ,well . and have such
faith in tt "after already ; drt vng
7.000 miles, I-would not-of course
have undertaken such a trip,, :
I figured It would be as expen
sive as staying closer to home at
soma resort and I was right. I
did not spend apenny on the car
outside - of - gasoline and ; oil and
that figured , out as ; Terycheap
transportation. i: beHere that
-next year I can make the trfp and
save a day each ay. V;I?, have
learned somethlnw about ! driving
weetem roads that win be a help
to me. The- Pontine .will do the
work all right, and go an fast as I
dare drive it." - ? I . - v : '
London Gardeners Like '
T ' Hcdghogs 'As Their Pets
-4 iaiwdon;v (AP)r Th street
tortols seller has long- been a fea
ture ot London. His strange wares
are eagerly bought by suburban
householders ;who place them In
their small gardens and make pets
of them as far as possible.
Established in lfew:iibmo
The tnran . Motor Car com
pany, local -distributors for Paige
automobiles,. is now located Jn its
new quarters in the Fraternal
Temple building, on -Center street
between Liberty and High- - ,
PflBMdoi- tho i seven . passenger
EIx he. drore from Freeport. Long
He remained ont here for' only twp
the plea that his two weeks vaca
trip to the Coast and back In twelvtS
On 2 Seven Passenger '
TOLEDO, Ohio. Reduction t in
price of 255 on both seven pas-
The prlCfl yedacUons are effecUve
lmmedlately. according-', tot the
statement given out at the com
pany's executive offices here. .
The Willys-Knight Great Six
seven passenger sedan "and the
limousine formerly listing at
12.850 and f?,9 50 respectively are
eL-vkc at it IS and 12 69S
"2? clt'i?! - l - 1
, - .
- aaa - ntiu utu eaua vw t
models on the. special. IS 6-inch
chassis, production schedules are
correspondingly" greater with the
resultant saving: in manufacturing
costs - which in '.turn permits the
cars to be offered at a materially
models follow similar reduction
cars several weeks ago." ?
' the "new -seven passenger'
to tae grbjp last May
and recent sales, figures show a
growing tendency on the part of
motor' car. buyers toward "Knight
englhed cars In' the seven passen
rer mid.' . ' ' i
- Senator Wagner. of New York
expects to travel to Washington
each week by. air during the ses
sions of Congress this winter. At
that he is' not the first statesman
to- get ta the Senate hy the;; air
route. ' ' ' . " -..;;-.,:'
- INTO, -THE 'SHEETS;. THE 'F'- '-y.-m 1
- 5UDDENLY; iREMEMBEJIS-vSHE . F:' W'ZCiV
j-DiDNm puT ;the; "carV'wM",. ':mZM!k ' '
The progress" of .the" automobile
has . been symbolized In lyrical
form. The first and only popular
song ever -written about the In
dustry, "In - My 'Merry . Oldsmo
bile," composed In 1902 by Gus
Edwards and Vincent Bryan, .has
been brought up to date in a new
19 2T orchestration by, Jean Gold
kette, famous orchestra leader.
., Just a quarter of a century ago
Edwards and Bryan, premier song
writers of their day, saw In I the
then struggling automobile indus
try the basis for a popular song.
They composed "In My Merry
Oldsmobile." writing it In the then
popular slow waits time; and it
was an instantaneous hit. ' In- fact
Its 'popularity rlew with that of
the. famous one. cylinder Oldsmo-
biles that formed the theme of the
But years bring changes. One
cylinder automobiles and - slow
waltz tunes both passed out of the
pieture." Syncopation- -and - Jazz,
multiple cylinders, - refinements
and automotive' beauty now hold
the spot light. - - v
'Jean .Goldkette, leader of his
victor Recording orchestra, re
called the old song as he visual
ised the development of the auto
mobile industry ' to its present
commanding position. He decid
ed to bring out a 1927 model of
"In; My Merry Oldsmobile." and
wrote orchestrations of it in both
modern waits and fox trot time.
Recently his orchestra made rec
ords of both of the new orchestra
tions while playing at the Victor
studios at Camden. N. J.
'Although Oldsmobile . officials
had nothing to do with the writing
or publishing of the song, they be
gan receiving requests for ' copies
at the factory." ' To satisfy these
requests the company arranged
with M. Witmark & Son, the pub
lisher, for a special edition to sup
ply this demand.'
Even though the song is a quar
ter of a century old, the Oldsmo-
Ue factory continues to have calls
for it. disposing on an arerage of
, . . 9
year to Oldsmobile ownsrs. r Re
quests coma from all parts of the
world a recent one being1 received
from' A'. M". C. Jamleson,- of
"Kohewatha," Kalkohe, Bay of
Islands, New Zealand.
Stage Romance Gr6ws:0ut -of
LONDON. (AP) Love ' at
First Sight.", might be the title of
the romance of Ivor Vintor and
Doris Bentley, two of the princi
pals in the play at th; Hippo
drome theater, here, .who . have
just become engaged.
. Vintor and Miss Bentley met in
19X2, "when, they,, were playing . In
opposition, pantomimes. - . Vintor
sent a first-night .congratulatory
telegram to every membr of 'the
rival show but Mlsa Bentley. whom
he did not know: --When "he real
ised :hls omission he wished to ap
ologize and sought an interview
with' the "slighted actress " which
brought a hour thelrfriendshlp.
Rocks TIa: Wreck tne ouoa.Shlp Matrimony
Here are die exposing field generals
daring October. On the left Is M. D.
T cfcae respectively of Eastern and
with all bis lieutenants, will eat turkey
AT MILLER FACTORY
Almost Every Building and
Mechanical Trade Rep
resented In Plant -
In this age of commercial effic
iency, great manufacturing plants
are ' almost complete Industrial
communities within themselves. At
the huge factory in Akron, where
Miller tirea are made, almost every
mechanical and building trade is
represented in permanent depart
ments; says Russ Smith, , local
Miller dealer. More than 200 ar
tisans are regularly on tbe pay
roll In these various departments.
Painters, carpenters, electricians,
pipefitters, bricklayers, . cement
finishers, plumbers, . machinists.
printers and others are; included
in this division.-
One of the most Important of
the mechanical departments is the
corjgnpf eleemciens A as net
work or Hgnv power -ana;, tele
phone' wires make up the system
of electric wires and all the mot
ive power In the plant is electrical.
Motors, telephones and lights
must be kept in smooth working
order for greatest efficiency. New
mold designs tor tires and other
rubber products are machined and
shaped In a machine shop, quipped
wkh modern, lather and, tools.
Thousands ot letters, and . cir
culars are . printed'., and I mailed
dally in a modern, multigraphing
department . A", modern- printing
plants for printing boxes and pack
age labels, turns.out thousanda of
pieces .each, working day.iThe ne
cessity of constantly repalxins; and
overhaulln g heavy : calenders and
milIs, for. mixing and rolling; rubber,-
explains, other enswa,. : .
- Monster rolls and- castings are
taken down 'and set up with' the
help of cranes and powerful chain
.blocks.' With a vast system of al
most "200 miles of pipe in this fac
tory,' a cor pi, of pipefitters Is Im
portant. A -i'-V-'' - '
In the Chevrolet Moss Company's uniqoe 'Turkey-been" eentest under w.y!
Doaelss end on the rlsht D. E. Ralston, assistant central sales minixn. who!
Wtrttrn United States. When sales are
and the other, with his aides, will eat
General Motors Reports
j Large Increase in Sales
r Commenting on tbe September
sales of General Motor cars, Al
fred P. Sloan, Jr., president of
General Motors, said:
"The retail sales by our dealers
to consumers in September were
132,596 cars compared with 118,
224 in September 1926 and furth
er with 83,519 cars In September
"In September the sales by our
car divisions to their dealers to
taled 140,607 cars compared with
138,360 In September- 1926, and
further with 89,018 In September
Olds Sales Break Record
Third Consecutive Month
. For .the third consecutive month
the retail sales of Oldsmobiles
have broken previous ' records.
both In domestic and export fields.
The record for September showed
a 14 per cent increase over that of
the same month in 1926 and a
gain -of - 21. per cent over Septem
bar 1925.' Thla September ; gain
follows substantial Increases In
August and July; both months re
cording larger sales, than any jpfe-
TiOus August ana July in tne 3
years' history ot the company;
-' The Increase .In Oldsmobile ex
port sales is going; hand hi hand
with those in 'this country. Dur
ing the first nine months of this
year the export trade has in
creased 20" per'cent oter that of
the same period-of last year". -This
gain 'made by'Oldsmobfle ls'in line
with the' toUl increase of :the ; ex
port business bf the "General Mo
tors . corpora tlon, of ' which - Olds
mobfie IS a dlvisiou: "
American Ideas fiopieilf 5
By European Companies
. ; PARISrThe .outstanding, fear
turn . of ,the . twenty-first, automor
bile " salonj. at the Grand Palais,' if
the' noticeable trend by 'European
manufacturers 'toward 'American
ideas In construction and the tenf
deney toward slicyllnder. engines
Instead. . of' the four ".cylinders
which has' dominated French cars
hitherto. ;: v:v : f ' ;' -' "J't
By' FRANK BECK
totaled at the end of die month, 6nei
beans, , l
OF CHRYSLER'S '52'
Provision Made for Pas
senger Comfort Unique in "
Its Price Class .
The unusual degree of comfort
and roominess found . in the New
Chrysler "52" is the subject of
much favorable comment among
owners of the latest offering of
the' Chrysler. Corporation. in the
low price automobile field. '
"The much praised roominess
and riding ease ot the "6 2' are
direct results of the Chrysler
manufacturing policy of standard
ized quality,", explained- a., repre
sentative of the Fitzgerald
Sherwin Motor Co. . - - .
"Standardized quality Is the
famous, factory principle by which
the identical practices and pro
cesses that. are employed In! build
ing the higher priced Chrysler cars
urn ntllfxml In unfnrr, tn. omttim
exactness and precision In design
ing and manufacturing every part
of the Iqw priced - ;
i "When Welter. P. Chrysler ma
tured his conception of the car he
wanted in the low priced Yield -lo
round out his' line of four, models
for. the-four great automobile,mar-
kets. he :-asked of his engineers .a
4r that would not. only, be .llght.-
.pbwerful; economical to .buy. and
operate. "jand Capable ot the, finest
performance,; but especially; wo.uld
proTjde. more than adequate room
fpr . fire . passengers' and bring
within the arerage family's , bud
get the comfort and pleasure en-
Joyed . by , owners of larger , and
.more expensiTe automonuee,.,..
; "Utilizing through the standard-
lied quality policy the designs and
processes, already arailable in the
Chrysler plants for the company's
other' cars, : the " engineers .were
able to deliver the Chrysler "5
tmtll now the .highest type at auto
mobile comfort obtainable in. the
low jrfce field.
i "This ideal of Mr Chrysler" for
the motor enjoyment of the arer
age family howererj has been car
ried even farther by the scientific
use the company's engineers hare
madeof the additional body space
of the New Chrysler ?52." :
"In addition - to enlarging the
Interior dimensions pfthe.car,.the
builders hare added a long list
of new provisions for driver' and
passenger comfort. Among' them
are ' the 'new saddle-spring seat
cushions, previously found ontyjln
cars of the high price classr tine
mohair upholstery of a remarkably
high - grader - adjustable steering
wheels' t maximum drivlnir vision
afforded by narrower corner pil-
Urs; foot rests of the latest type;
and a variety of other refinements
that Invariably surprise those who
see this new car for the" first time
lyr the 'unexpected appeafaace" In
It of luxuries generally loo'tcl for
In high f feed automobiles. T '
"To these Innovations are added
fundamental provisions for car bal
ance, readability and proper pro
portioning 'that have been retain
ed from the Chrysler 50," include
lag particularly the ' long springs
of the semi-elliptic type, the front
springs being. 35 Inches in length
and. the rear springs 5 3 inches.
total spring length, of nearly
7 feet; on .each, side, of .the car.
Freilclv Motorcycies I flj:f.
H Pass Across Sahara
PARIS. (AP) . Motorcycles
have competed "successfully; with
camels : in . crossing the" Sahara.
Three ; Frenchmen Bruneteau,
Weerens and - Gemle have Jbeen
given "all tha hondrs due-pioneers
and explorers for.:theIr 6,00 0-mile
trip from. -Casablanca south to
Oran, and on tO; Dakar, -through
Tlmbuctoo, over the-'sands pre-
vtoosly traversed by the camel
only. - . -
I Washington; t. crThe
markable activity -In ' home build-.-1
ing -k outside ' of-V the " municipal ' '
bounds - of Americas cities' and '
along- improved i road ways sho wr :
no sigh of slowing ;down.- accord
Ing- to. 'a bulletin- issued , by tha :
American Highways Educational " '
Bureau. .'"Indeed,'! 'says the bal-;
letin. .."the ' lure . to possess one's "s
own vine and fig tree Is "awinx . i
multitudes far afield. and now
that the bonds of transportation
have been loosened by -improved.. .
roads and - the motor car, hom
building 'developments strike tba -eye
at almost every turn. Nor ir ; v
this activity confined to any par
tlcular city or regiorf. It is foua ''f
wherever practical road improve-
ment leads the way. , , .
"Having had demonstrated be- -yond
doubt the value of the mod- . ,
ern road as builder and stabil!t- .
er .of -realty, values,- particularly .
along the main traveled routes.
there Is now a growing tendency :
to get farther - afield with this
character of public improvement.
For example, tne public is beg:n- .
nlng to. sense the fact that road' -.
extension Is not always a matter of
pavement,-. but primarily one of
better drainage on existing roads. "
In other words.' that communi- '
ties without sufficient financial
power to secure ;the prevailing ;
types of heavy construction are
not necessarily barred from shar- -ing
in the value creating powers ,
of road improvement until , such
time as paving programs are with
in reach, bu t that such ad rentage
are easily at hand through a more- 1
intensive application of the prin
ciple or good drainage. ' .
; "That subdivision : activities " ;
should - reach so -far out in the
country, the bulletin continues, :
"IS but another of those wholly
unexpected - results " of road 1m-
provement, a result certainly far
beyond the prophetic advice given
by Andrew Carnegie 'some yeara '
before his death-when he said that. " .
many. . fortunes .were ; yet to ba - .
made ia realty investments in out-; -; ;
hirls- ot American: cities.: : And at: : 2
that .lio reckoned-without, know- i '
ledge of tha-paxt the road aad the. ;
cqotor car were destined to p lay In
the growth " of realty Rvalues t ini 7: r
functioning as they undoubtdJy ;
do as distributors of ' home-owning - - "
opportuaiUeaVr V. -t'V . - -, - ' ; :,
v ; The'i bulletin' calls attention to "i j
the; fact that, the total mileage of . ;
all; roads' in (he Ttiniied Ststes Is - -appisimatelr
W,to,- and that": i
forsome years to tome not mora
than, 'about i06,0d or one-tenth . .
of this mileage will require heavy
Rapid Strides Madeiby Rant
; :jof Qraham Brothers at-::;
- . .The-bundtog-of bodies- for mo
tor -trucks has-. -developed in the
last. seven years from the comer
wooa-woraing coop where plat
forma and tope -were. -at consider.
able expense, cobbled onto chera's
to suit the . owner's fancy, to a
great Industry turning out a large
variety of units in huge quantilea
at very How eosL The truck user.
realizing the advertising Value of
his. trucks on the street, wants a
good looking vehicle as well as
one of durable and convenient da
sign so that the popular, , motor
truck of today in smart and hand
some in appearance; the product .
of the, most artful designers and
expert craftsmen, . . . ;
? Graham Brothers, the truck di
yislonof bodge Brothers. Inc., de
rote a huge plant of mnn ; .than -.100.000.
square feet of floor spa'e
at EvansTille. Indiana to the build-,
Ing r of truck bodies for ,th!r
trucka In this plant,' a, corps of
engineer designem.. experienced
body builders and art craf tern en.
that' would be credit to a fine
passenger automobile body plat
has been constantly at work fr"
years developing the bodies for
Graham Brothers trucks . to; their
present high point pf refinement,
durability .and smart lines. .
Conditions at .this, plant sr
close to ideal for. economics! pro
duction of high " qualify trurk
bod'en. - Close to the rr( nnffc
ern. hardwood 1 "fofes-fs. Tanvti' .
"has first choice of .th-f!aest t!-.i-'
.oer;at:BmaI cost Ior: transport l
tion: Coal tafnea
wltMn a mile of the factory a.nS
the.Dhip "river .'furnfc'Lt an-vatcj
irjsronaun of rt-l frr;i r.''- -burgh.
' r.;t i'rAu7 t! ( ' r
advantage' U v..- treence t a
. (O-.Btlnuei on pa;8 s.)