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- iviUPPET sob t;av
Wins Perpetual Trophy By
Clipping 14 1-5 Seconds
From Former Mark
Hoaxing up the steep, twisting
road to the top of lit. Diablo, 95
roues crota Oakland. Cel.. a trlt
ly stock Whippet touring car has
Just eetabliihed a new record of
24 mlaates, S and three-fifths sec
ond for the 1X.S mile climb. The
new mark clips 14 and ooe-fifth
seconds off the former record es
tablished s rwr ui rinsing the
trophy for this sveat.
- The Tecordi breaking Whippet
was drirea by Ed Hufhea, of Los
A.ncIeo, who declare that the car
had been drfraa-' several thousand
miles before being put to the se
vere test up the rugged mountain.
According to Hashes, no special
preparation "were made before the
climb started, except to grind the
Hughe said that the test wa
staged to demonstrate the power
and stamina of the Whippet ua
der the most severe condition.
The road np ML Diablo is a toll
high war. It ha a dirt surface and
la man? place, especially on the
harp, dangerous curre. there are
quantities of lose gravel. In sev
erai place toe road 1 very nar
row, several swttchback curves
adding to the severity of the test.
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The pletare at the left shews Chick Hurray sad Us ll?sel C"sS
np us track ex us 17 a Esreet rscaea uass raway as
eV i f a .; - . . V I w
this New motoring thrill
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TAST month .Franklin announced the new
- J-? Ainnan Scries. And in this remar&ahlj short
tinie the motor world has learned the real tig
: nificance of speed in comfort instant and perfect
- control holding the road complete reliability. ; -
, t Cut the Airman's most outstanding achierement
rarsllcls the recent progress of Aiation Aviation .
- hu circa the world a new conception of fcet
' traTel---the Airman has given the motor world a
new standard of speed I ; I -?
Not tpeed in spurts, only to be lost faecauss cf
ibration, noise, curves and burnpy roads but
sustained high speed, quickly reached and con- t
rtist delected throughout the day's run.
SAO-feet caaib p Us S7H
ens Whippet Ueadetai
grade Is ths
the Whippet Readstsr' esiHf dswa us steep tacUas with gears ta
us Whiypsrs s-wsssi Praxes l saxe?.
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fi r. tsi fn?"rt
UM.VE8 riOVJ LDVJHI
Ona Car Driven J 62,000
Miles With One Grinding
of Valves,1 Good Work
The start was 'mad from the
toll gats and as the Whippet
climbed. It gained speed. At places
It reached , the S 0-mile an hour
mark oa abort ' straight stretches
between the curves. .; This wa ac
complished because of the unusual
alert power and quick acceleration
of the Whippet. L Fractically the
entire ronte was covered in high
gear, Hughes and his official ob
Hughes was aconvpaaied by
PenM Johnson, an Oakland news
paperman who acted as official ob
server and timer. ' Other newspa
permen acted a starter and were
present at the finish of the record
breaking pert ormancs , of the
The Airman is built for higher average
v from its miejy, balanced flexible chassis to its
famous air-coolsd motor. No motor has such
complete disregard for road or weather conditions . ;
aas an air-cooled motor. No car has the road-
ability and riding comfort of an Airman.' With
245 greater power, with synchronized 4-wheel .
- hydraulic brakes, die. Airman adds more miles
to each hour's travel jand sets a new mark for
distance ability among all automobiles. -
If you know the meaning of higher average
speed and, appreciate the advantages of this qual
ity, you must have had a ride in the new Airman .
If you have not, a delightful experience awaits
you. '' Have a demonstration today in die most
comfortable mile-a-minute car ever built. :
F. W. Pettyjohn Co.-
CCS North Ccszxercl&l ' i , Telephone 12C0
After Ws SeU W
MADE HIS VISION T
. DOUBLE IN REAUTY
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the money for the first payment
and started oat at ones to- try and
organise a rubber company.
Qrct .people Jast Isnghed. or shook
their heads, and It wa then that
Selberllng : tor ths first' time - ex
pressed hi faith Is the t ntnrs of
Akron. Hs . became Qnlte Impa
tient with ton frtstrd. for-not rsH
cognising, the possibilities of tts
development, lie pointed out to
them ths number ef vew plants
tnat were locating Is ; ths town:
ths tacreaee In the oatpnt of rnb
ber tires for earrtaces and bicy
cles; the steady growth ; in the
number of nses to which rubber
wa being pvt.
.Gradually something of ; hi
t faith and snthnsissm commnai-
lated Itself to those around him.
They rallied to his assistance and
with their ' help- -he- organised
company and" began manaCactsr
iag bicycle and carriage tires, re
ceiving his first nig contract from
the Electric . Vehicle - Company,
whose eabs at that Una were as
famillat to New Torkers a . the
Fifth Avenue busses are today,
like all yomag busUssses, Sei-
berllng'e company had tts set
back and reverse: Its struggles
and disappointment. Everything
hs had hs owsd for. and com
petitors were many and powerful.
Bat ths personal Interest-of his
employes la ths business helped
the company through It dark per
iods, and gradually the Industry
gained momentum and began to
swing Into Its strU. L ;
During ths next twenty years
the head of the Goodyear Rubber1
company became ths outstanding
figure in the rubber Industry in
America, and Goodyear, through
his- initiative, bought great cotton
and . rubber plantation, estab
lished textile mill, opened : huge
machine and rubber shop., and in
1910 was distributing more than
$20.000,000 of Hs product an
nually to all part of the earth, i
AndLthen, Just a Selberliag bad
scaled ths heights of success cams
ths Industrial upheaval of 1111
that closed shops sad factories al
most overnight nd forced manu
facturers to abandon bosines that
had been years in building. Ths
Goodyear company, . along with
many, others, was caught in the
machine and, a every one knows,
passed Into ths hands of Wall
Street.- j ; i Jf i ::'
- What happened lo'Setberllng Is
not so generally known. Ttatbsr
than adhere to the law of -the
"street.' he withdrew from the
company. - He wa 00 years old
at an age where most men con
sider their course practically run.
To air account and prpoe hs
was a failure. The work of a life
time had. suddenly been reduced
to nothing. Most men In his po
rtion would haver resigned them
serve to en obeenre old age; bet
Czo him today H oil cavo yea rncacy nnd
civo you ccrvico that calirfxca;: . '
Corner Ccster A
not ' so Belberllng. Instead, he
palled himself together, looked
facts straight la ths face, and wRh
characteristic courage and inltla
tlce. prepared to weirr a - fresh
pattern with the broken threads
that remained in the shuttls of
his shattered loom. -"I
wa too old to go out and
look "for s Job. Nobody would
take on a man over 00 years ofl
age. There was only ons thing
to do. 1 had to create s Job for
mjnslt. so ths morning aftsr I left
Goodyear X opened np a little of
fice In Akron and prepared to
start all over again. I bad conH
dence in myself' and' so had my
friends, and with their support I
was abls to start s nsw rubber
factory. Inside of a year my plant
was holding - it4 owar In competi
tion with S00 other companies.
"Sines that tims the S00 com
panies hsrs 'dwindled to a hun
dred and- In this number my five-
rear-old company- rank among
ths first ten Is tire production and
second; of all corporation In the
country- in volume of annual sales
Increase. r: i" .. T " ' r;
Through It all Selberllng never
lost faith. In. Ooodyear. In 1121
his heldings ln Ooodyear, amount
ing to 120,000 shares of ths com
mon atook.. placed him among, the
richest men In the United sUates.
Almoat overnight his fortune -dir
appeared and be found himself
sersral, million dollars in
His holdings, which had beea
worth close to S 20,0 00,0 00, drop
ped In valns to less than a,- mil
lion. - But his faith,' in the com
pany -"caused, htm to , how on
throngh the tronblesoms years.
though most of ths stockholders
were damping, their "secarttle
overboard a worthleasV and today
hie investment , to comlne: back.
What an example of tenaclfyj
"If I had allowed myself to
brood' over the-matter . and feel
sorry for myself I should. hv
been ntterly lost, Belf pity la one
ot the most destrucUrs forest. la
ths anlrerse. Instead: ot accspting
fallare a ths snd ot all thing.
I refused to even entertain such a
i thought, 'WeH, this means you're
only that much less tune to some
back, I told myself, and ths ef
feet of this matter-of-fact ' sum'
mine np of ths situation helped
n great deal In arming me to
plunge in again and make a sec
ond start.. - . "
Fallurs Is nothing to be
ashamed of." he added.
1Vm ths admission ot fallare
that causes all th trouble. Once
you've admitted that you're down
and out the world will pass, yon
by, bnt there ars always those
who are ready to give a lift to the
I man who keeps a stiff upper lip
and keep on fighting.
' It is this indomitable spirit
combined with bis physical at
tributes, that won for -Frank A
Selberlina early in Ute the Utle
ot "UtUe Napoleon. He stands
perhaps 'ffrsr feef f Its Inches and
1 heavily muscled. A high fore
head Is halted by heavy gray hair
and his eyes are bine with a cer
tain snap to them that is . fre-
Qnently noticeable la. men accus
tomed to power,. Bis noss Is high
bridged end prominent and s
elosery cropped moustache falls to
hide lip that are tight In action
but free - In mirth. . The - chin de
notes determination along wKh
suggestion of wilfulness. In sport
Uk golf and tennla he offer the
amateur of his ags keen competi
When warming- to a subject be
talks - in Quick sentence, making
dear his point but retraining from
detailing reasons for , bis - conclu
sion. II expects his listener to
follow him. and sometimes It Is
difficult, because be talks fast, al
though Tery much to the . point.
For a alow-minded subordinate or
associate he baa no patlencs or
time. . ; .
In &!s personal taste hs Is very
simple although bis home in Ak
ron is on of the show places of
I dlSl&e wearing- nsw slothes,'
he told me. ' The suit X have oa
Is mere than four years eld and
is my favorite. My ear U s good
many years older thaa tar' suit
and I would not swap it for any
ear around bars. And' Mr. 81-
berling wared his band .toward en
acre of expsnslcs . domesflo and
! f oreign-mads cars -parsed sear
lithe portage Golf clab, where we
.were talking. ' "I Just
Uwant to have things a:
for awhile before liking
and then I don t wan
' Buying American
With talUions of dollars being
spent annually in servicing motor
ears In America, automobile ez-H
pert are making every effort to
olve the problem of servicing cost.
Engineers point to " the' Yalve
grinding necessary on th average
car a a great contributing factor
la upkeep cost. Gradual perfection
of the ralve material and mechan
ism will eliminate a large part ot
these service charges, saving the
motorlnf public millions annually.
i While the average automobile
engine requires, a ralve grinding
job after every S.000 miles to 10,-
009 miles, there are notable ex
ceptions, which indicate that ' the
quality of reive materials and
nlacement of valve may be such
that much of the present service
cost Is eliminated.
'i An example of this longer yalve
lite Is told by Fred Zoll. proprie-
tef el f1 Garase Sinlsr
GJ3' tI3 nisru what premises
U t tZI fa tnL"es df lf
ed tritbsai trlndlii fct ihe fllres;
r!U ka ierrfeed S 10B
sWklla UUhA sUed it was fcra-
esl U ley use. bnfinir the 1IS.080
mtled it ha been driven the ralfee
have seen ground but once, ffhe
bearlngJ bate bevef been touched
eef th Hnge replaced and the ear
1 In eseelleat running eendltlea
at ihi present time.
JLnaihat - striking example of
tin, materials and workmanship
used la lomo of the preisnt day
automotive anginea ii reported 17
yf. P. PUkington of at Petersburg.
Fla., who recently drove his 10-C
rrnnila CzZzA iats (1$
sefTUe statled s.t ClllZU Pa.,
tit tlii tar'S t'J-.V V&lrS Cftldhig
Jdb fhii was kttst diifiaS'JT j
41 tailed had represents the only '
fejal Wrk evef dend en th car.
' litt Pilkisgtea areVaged Ii
miles an faeUr for the MTf miles
fronl fct P etersBttrfi lis., to
Penhsflranla, cafriSS fitt pain
sengers and luggag. Hash of the
distance was over mountainous
country, wMeh would haTSyer
ly tried an average car whefnew,
sir. Satterfleld, the serrlee msn
agsr who oxamlned thg .esr saM .
that with. ralYei trouad U'tbs car
should Sirs double tfcs .'jreaonf
mileage without further ntxir.
MONROE S. CHEEK
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A' . Washington dispatch . says
that Oriental potentates ars buy
ing American cars and decorating
them elaborately, this news being
brought to ths Shipping Board by
the American Mall Una. The ag
ent of the line la Calcutta reports
that aa American machine ahlp
nsd there has been refitted with
a boudoir limousine body, for the
Nswab of Bhawalpur. Ths inter-
or decorations are on a sasgai
leant scale, the rear seat and back
being covered with tapestried ds-'
signs ef romantic episodes tn-hi-!
tory. In Canton. Shanghl and oth
er Chinese cities rich CMaeee snd
are baring . their American auto
mobiles mads over lnsld with dec
orations of dragons, griffins andJ
other symbols of Oriental art. Mo
tor Chat. .
Ths experience of localities
where formerly traffic was diffi
cult or Impossible swing to snow
falls la clearing- roads last winter
has been that such a measure Is
profitable to the community that!
detotJ mountain roads In the remote west:
were kept' open with gratifying
results, and It Is said that the
coming winter will see few roads
anywhere closed by snow, as .plana
are making almoat sTerywbere to
flgbt this natural. Interference
with traffic Motor Chat.
Winter Months Hold
Few Terrors This Year
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