The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, January 22, 1928, Page 12, Image 12

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    THE OREGON STATESMAN, SALEM, OREGON; SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 22, 1923
cabriolet coupe is powered by the
Wlllys-Knlght six cylinder sleeve
valve acta, the power plant that
has gained och a notable reputa
tion for power, speed, smoothness,
longer life, economy and general
efficiency.
New Auto Supply Catalog
Ready For Distribution
OUR RDAD BUILDERS
KEEPING WINDSHIELD CLEAN
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Forty Vehicles In United
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CABRIOLET
WASHINGTON. D. C Jan. 21.
- There were 4 0 motor vehicles
registered in the United States in
19 27 to every mile of im proved
highway of every type.
The comparative figure for 1926
was 34 motor vehicles to every
mile of improved highway of every
type.
The comparative figure for 1918
-was 17 motor vehicle to every
mile of Improved highway, show
ing in the ten-year period an la
rrease of 130 per cent in the num
ber of motor units to every mile of
Improved highway. j
With the maximum load on the
Improved, highways in 1927, each
car would have had a space of
only 44 yards in which to operate
s compared with 52 yards in 1926
and 103 yards In 1915.
In making public these figure
today, the American Automobile
association, acting on behalf of its
58 motor clubs throughout the
country, called attention to the
serious extent to which the Amer
ican car builders and the car own
era are crowding the road builders
of the nation.
Th A. A. A. figures disclosing
. i. .r.iiiiai fnntraction of the
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vanahl. snace for car operation
on" the improved highways of the
country la based on the l9Zt reg
istration of 23.125 000 motor ve
hicles and a total of 575-000 mile
of improved roads.
"The tremendous increase In the
Tatio of automobiles to the mile
imni-nvod hiehwavs." said
Thos. P. Henry, president of th
A. A. A., "constitutes a situation
on which national attention mu.:t
bont ..nnatantlv focussed if we
. . .oi..tiAn ailment's time
arm's length an4 if highway traf
fic is to move with a reasonable
degree of dispatch and safety."
The A. A. A. executive declared
that the time has come to brinr
more of the nation's secondary
highways forward for the applica
tion of Improvement programs to
ihm p a ft means of increasing
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The problem of keeping both halves of the windshield free from rain has been successfully
solved through the useof adoabl electric clean-r. ADOve pnoio irom me nwwa uvu
Company shows efficiency of this safety accessory. ' ;
COUPE
MEETS WITH FftVDR
course, are standard equipment as
on all product of the Willys-Overland
company.
The Special Six chassis on which
the cabriolet coupe Is mounted Is
eouiDned with Belflex shackles.
These shackles are made of a high-
Willys-Knight Special Six
Convertible Car Has
V , Smart New Lines
CARS SHOW GAIN
IN REGISTRATION
(Continued from Page One)
To complete the line of body
styles offered for 1928 on the
Willys-Knight Special Six chassis
cabriolet coupe of exceedingly
iiuart appearance and commodious
seating room for a model of this
type is. now being offered.
The cabriolet coupe combines
both the advantages of the conven
tional type coupe and a roadster
It is equipped with a collapsible
top which can easily be raised or
lowered by one person in a mo-
When driven with
the top down the conventional
regulation glass windowa drop In
to the dcors. The windshield vi
sor is permanently attached and
is always in position whether the
top is in a raispd or lowered posi
tion. The extremely smart lines of
It resilient rubber Impregnated
fabric, absorbing road shocks that
or din aril v would be transmitted to
the body and reduces to a mini
mum the wear on all parts of the
car.
The Willys-Knight Special Six
par Induatrv
State registrations for 1926 and
1927 as compiled by tne r
r.twutrirh Rubber company are
I riven below, together with the
I rank of eacb state and its per
More than 5.000 Individual au
tomobile accessories, supplies and
ramninsr necessities are listed in
the new 1928 catalog now being
distributed by the Western Auto
Supply Company stores.
'The Western Auto catalog nas
been a guide to economy ror au
tomobile dwners since 1909," said
Willis Clark, local manager ot tne
K&s t&urht
nVtf is riwnra of to6 vest.
that they can depend on tneir
Western Auto store for service,
fair dealings and greater savings.
Tear after year, thousands or new
entomer come to us for tnetr
tires, auto accessories ana camp
-Hundreds ot new. tow pnewu
t41im r shown in the new cat
aloe. Scores of nationally adver
tised nroducts. names with wnicn
every ear owner is laminar, are
illustrated and fully described m
this 1SI baxe book.
"These books are now reaay ir
IaaI distribution and may be naa
t the local Western Auto store
for the asking." says Mr. Clark.
tires and accessories for the motor centage of gain over 1926.
th5a car have made it a keen fav-
uKui em rnnres-irhe with the younger set for town
floor space and to relieve conges ... . ,
tion on main highways. He saa
in part: !
"In spite of the expanding road!
programs of the states and of the
great impulse that the Federal Aid
policy has given road building,
this comparison of improved mile
age and cars showa that the avail
able surface is contracting in ratio
to the units using it.
"If our improved mileage had
been used at any point of time in
the last 12 months by all motor
each mile
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would have been called on to car-
ry 40 gasoline-propelled -vehicles.
Afeuming the same rate of speed,
each vehicle would have a space
4 4 yards In which to move or
crawl. In 1926 each car would
have had an operating space of 52
yard3, in in 1918 each car had 103
yards. Thus, we find that each
year the ratio of improved mileage
has constantly contracted In pro
portion to the number of car3.
' To imagine all our motor ve
hicles traveling over all our im
proved highways at the same min
ute of the same hour of the ?ame
day is. of course, a trifle fantastic.
But this does not affect the Inher-
t eut rlativity nor yet the signifi
cance of what the figures disclose.
"As a matter of fact, the im
Droved highways constituting 575.-
ooo out of a total of more than
3,000.000 mllca of road, are carry
ing the load today and it is large
lv in relation to the improved sur
face-that we must regard satura
tion and safety, as well as expedi
tions and economical highway
transport.
"Our car producers and car buy
ers are crowding our road build
ers; the ratio of car increase from
year to year is much higher than
tho rnfln of iniDroved roadfl. all
of which spell increased conges
tion and the inevitable diminution
. nf the nnen driving space on our
roadways.
"The answer of course Is more
hJehways and more super-hlgh-
wavs: the bringing of more sec
ondary roads and connecting roads
into improvement 6ehemes. All
this Is going to mean heavier ex
penditures. In view of which we
must have at the earliest possible
moment, a clear-cut definition of
t.ow mnrh of the bill the car
owners shall in fairness bear
There Is no doubt whatever that
t the present the motorist are
paying a disproportionate share of
the burden. They are willing to
pay more money for more miles
but they want to call a halt In the
ascending ratio of the cost of every
mile that the trend of recent years
has imposed on them.
or country driving. A rumDie
seat 13 built into the rear section
and is ample to accommodate two
passengers. The design and con
struction of the seat and back per
mit the passengers to ride in real
comfort. .Access to the storage
compartment is through a gener
ous sized opening directly to the
rear oTTKedocr on the right hand
side.
The color scheme of the cabrio
let coupe also is most attractive.
The color below the belt is Ranga-
toon blue while the color above
the belt is Aleutian green. The
striping is black and Kimball
cream adding a touch that is most
attractive to the eye. The uphol
stery of blue-gray leather is a per
fect blend with the rich exterior
color combination.
The instrument panel includes
the speedometer, gasoline and oil
pressure gauge and ammeter and
are attractively grouped. Regular
quipment also includes automatic
windshield wiper, rear view mir
ror and other conventional refine
ments. Four-wheel brakes, ot
HOLLER
BEARING
SHAFT
COCNTER-
The countershaft gears in the
transmissions ot Dodge Brothers
passenger cars turn on roller
bearlnxs Instead ot plain bush
ings to increase the ability of the
car to pull In the lower speed
and reverie.
- Ktrlklnar beautr Is the keynote
nf tha new Peerless SIx-90 which
Is being- shown for the first time
at the Automobile snows.
- The demand for cars of eolorfnl
- annMranee and sestfol perrorm
anew' on -the': part 'of the younger
; eet Is responsible" for much of the
v popularity of . sport models, ac
r fording to Chaa. A- Tucker, Peer
' less sales manager. '
1926
STATE RANK
Alabama 31
Arizona 44
Arkansas 33
California 2
Colorado . 27
Connecticut 23
Delaware 4 8
Dist. of Columbia 38
Florida 19
Georgia 22
Idaho 41
Illinois 5
Indiana 9
Iowa 11
Kansas 16
Kentucky 26
Louisiana 28
Maine 4. 36
Maryland 25
Massachusetts 8
Michigan
Minnesota 14
Mississippi 32
Missouri . 13
Montana 40
Nebraska 2 0
Nevada 49
New Hampshire 42
New Jersey 10
New Mexico 46
New York 1
North Carolina 17
North Dakota 37
Ohio
Oklahoma 15
Oregon 30
Pennsylvania 3
Rhode Island 39
South Carolina 34
South Dakota 35
Tennessee 24
Texas 7
Utah 43
Vermont 45
Virginia 21
Washington 18
iVest Virginia 29
Wisconsin 12
Wyoming 47
1926
225.651
74.400
209,419
1.614.479
252.787
280.000
45.100
110.000
446.930
277.910
95,500
1.370,351
774,425
699.800
491,223
277,111
239.500
172.020
264.018
826.224
1.122,828
627.256
210,500
640,141
104,984
C63.024
23.999
68,976
652.459
54,610
1,798.091
m 391.000
158,000
1,510,000
490,000
234,119
1.482,837
110.734
181.105
168.120
276.097
1.046,415
91,380
74,071
321.879
363,279
227.678
663.335
49,878
1927.
Per Cent
Increase
243.53.9
78.120
207,348
1,703.685
269,353
300.000
47.355
129,245
400.294
301.401
100.227
1,444.835
817,749
705,922
503.076
282,359
255,510
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Dodge Brothers Victory Six Brougham
ty. The nignway saieij iomK--,pn -
had the brieflt of all these agen
cies In broadcasting- its message
and this has been done with very
desirable results."
Western Giant and Wear
Well Prices Announced
A new, low price schedule on
Western Giant and Wear-well
tires is now in effect at all v esi
Antn snnnlv company stores.
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-Aim tn. wmis uiarx. IOCl
7.9
4.9
1.0
5.5
6.5
7.2
5.0
17.5
10.4
8.5
4.9
5.4
5.6
.9
2.4
1.9
6.7
EDUCATIONAL WORK
OBTAINS RESULTS
(Continufcd from pf 1)
this pledge is not merely signed
and forrotten. Letters, such as
this one received by the associa
tion In dic.te the sentiment of
school children "I would like to
become a member of the highway
safety club. My sister Betty be
longs and we both try to be care
ful."
"NewsnaDers give splendid post
tion to the safety education arti
cles. Many displayed the safety
nledee on the news page every
day. Magazines were equally co
operative: some gave full page
editorials. Hundreds used the ma
terial with illustrations. Radio
stations gave excellent help even
to sacrificing music ror me im
162.073 5.8
287.429 8.8
923,312 11.7
,140.455 1.6
S63.439 4.2
239.749 13.9
680.591 6.3
112,330 6.9
368.729 1.6
25.873 7.8
97,387 9.5
718.41.3 10.1
58,960 8.0
.974,722 9.8
428.181 9.5
160,928 1.9
1,592.722 5.5
510.000 4.1
247.592 5.8
L, 598. 030 7.8
120.012 8.3
199.399 10.1
169.766 ; .9
289.902 4.9
1,113.528 6.4
94.469 3.4
73.285 1.1
336.384 4.5
403,000 10.9
250.421 10.0
705.297 : 6.3
52.606 : 5.5
Estimated for year.
23,579,002 ! 5.9
tory of the company and offer the
greatest value, dollar ior '.
of any tire ever sold by the West
ern Auto stores. .
197 more .'than $6.-
000.000 worth of Western Giant
and Wear-well tires were soia U
An to SuDPiy com-
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mti Mr. lar.
nrtnnlsr names or
w offered at the low
est prices in Western Auto history
r. low prices can be made
fully guaranteed Western Giar.
Wear-well tires. Even if the
do seem good for a f w
miles, the car owner win h.
than repaid for turning th'n
at this time, not only from
saving in money alone, Imt i
the satisfaction he recHs li
knowing that the tire equipmtht
on his car win save him
and freedom from trouble,"
eluded Mr. Clark.
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1 Intense Interest has been ere
ated In the 1928 Peerless ttx-tio
v V a near IatsV nrlins r,
.tin lAvar xiv uniua - -
manager of the company. -" "-" payment on new. made public
In making this announcement, tires a part pa?
S 'f' 'f-i Il
Fitzgerald-Sherwin
Motor Co.
Corner Liberty & Chemeketa
Telephone 1132s
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iettyout
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TCmMwiw,$llU ' tbfj
He'll say "What's a few
thousand mile3 for a good
car? ; Grab one of these
bargains!"
Lt. tftudy Roadster 1926
Chrysler Coach 1926
Chrysler Redau 1927
Fords $100.00 up.
Fitzgerald-Sherwin
Motor Co.
Corner Liberty & Chemekets
' Telephone 1132
Tbe House of Courteous
Service"
Power is the mover of goods
the very source of trans
portation, the essential per
manent servant of commerce.
In the new line of Graham
Brothers Trucks and Com
mercial Gars power is the per
fect servant sure smooth,
irresistible, elastic in its cap
abilities, instantly responsive
to your bidding.
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Four and Six cylinder engines
. . Bodies to fit your busi
ness .... Prices extremely
low.
BONESTEELE MOTOR CO.
474 S. Commercial Telephone 423
Prices
2-Ton (6-cyIiader) $ 1 595
2-Ton Dosop
(6-cyllnder) . 1645
lft-Too - 1245
1-Too. G-Boy 895
44-Toa Commercial 670
(CHn pricmM f. . h. Dctrwc)
Va-Toa Panel Dellverr
Car (Complete) $770
0 a. k Dwwk)
MMMi lEOQFlHI
fl m in
P) si Brother
Boflt bv Track
Diite of rwi
Brodxr. Inc.
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Drive It Wherever lour Fancy Lead
much fcturee of stdvaiwed engineering
. m mm f m m 11
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'Wherever yoa drive tlie AIl-Ametiean
Six. In tkt wwinti ins ... ever the
roughest read ... her. in Uwa. You HI
bad ft equal to every oecaton. lou u
find it has All-Asnerieasi stauswhne
for all A nmiotn road..
N. tay-it-hn ear, this his; Ixnpres.
Ive Sis. Drive It wherever yesir fancy
leads. The read that eaa atp it haa
BMrrer been disueiore d. That's because
of the way if hnflU
Hera is a wealth of power ... of
soBsaothsMas, snap and speed ... of vivid
style and luxury reflectlac the famous
body eraftsmanahip of Fisher. Hera are
aa IM v-wi-i eyunoer inn ... (wouno
pump ... crankeaae ventilator ... har
maafe beloneer. air cleaner and oil
filter. Here ia exactly the car you've
wanted. . . at a price youTl siauly pay.
Prove this yourself by driving the All
American Six!
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PRICES
tDMtMn lt4S I DS.i.e 1143
" t S1045 r.t.m.1 11S5
Spmt If 1075 laoaaa ha. 1265
Hm SWiM NmiM SU. S-Omt 9, Im. $71. AU
jriewmmtmmry. DmUmmruAmrintintkidt tmimt.
mm bmnMnt kmr$ tmmy pmy
Uhmmt ChitiI Mtmtmra Time rejimiH Mm.
We are now in our New Building 889 North Liberty St.
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Fresh Car Load of Coal Arriving Daily Also Good Dry Wood
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Special on Washington Coal per Ton $11.00 and Up
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apwriAL a .n.tl. H Way try ..... ya-l; wlA .
VICK BROTHERS, Salem, Oregon
r ASSOCIATE DEALERS
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Local and Long Distance Hauling, Moving, Crating
Down Town Office 143 South Liberty
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