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THE OREGON STATESMAN, SALEM. OBECON. SUNDAY MORNING. APRIL 15, 1823
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A At this tlxns when sporting
'tCM axs carrying stories aboat
trsJnicg ctmp baseball, when golf
."boss tare arousing friend wife's
Ire. by breaking window pane and
anglers are looking orer rodsj
flies and otber risking taekle, the
season has arrived, la the opinion
of the Chrysler Corporation's
8errloe department, when
sage of friendly eonnsel sboald be
broadcast to automobile owners
about the spring care of - their
Devotees of sport take pains to
recondition their golf clubs, ten
nis rackets and other parapher
nalia that hare been laid away In
chandeliers In indoor prsetlce, and dark closets' through the wjater,
observes J. I. Kenyan, director) mobiles were stored for the winter
of Chrysler Berries. In the April
issue of the "Chrysler News. Bit
how maay automobile owners, he
asks, giro proper thought to bar
ing the ear cheeked -OTer as the
summer season Bears, so that. they
know it la In tiptop condition? His
Implied answer to his own sasry is
that there are decidedly fewer
than, there should be.
Tet there was a time when
things were otherwise, he inti
mates: - -
In days gone by, when auto-
xlteatest Value Ever Offered by any
! Motor Car Manufacturer
THE new DURANT-STAR isa motor car
of. beauty, roominess and proved worth
a truly fine automobile that sets the pace
in the low-price field. It is a larger and finer
automobile than has ever been ottered at such
startling prices. C( The new DURANT-STAR
marks the advent into the field of low cost
transportation of a car which will establish
new records for economy a car whose longer
wheelbase and semi-elliptic springs make
driving a joy and riding really delightful.
Stewart -Warner Vacuum System fuel tank at
rear force feed lubrication Jifh compression
Red Seal Continental Motor Masury patented
rubber motor mounting Bendix 4-wheel brakes
Morse silent timing chain Spicer unirersal
joints these are a few of the many mechanical
features of the DURANT-STAR AUTOMOBILE;
Two-Doo Sedan XQC
Coupe . ... . . $495
F. O. B. LANSING, MICH.
. Bwaptfi at aUght extra mm
Silver Anniversary Sixes also on display ...See them
M AUTOMOBILE CO.
25 X. Church Street
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C. J. Taylor
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torn te ase taesa dartas the win
ter sseatas. araat care was take
la the Spring to see taat they were
theroashly orerhaaled and srerr-
thlac pat In A-l shape.
But. becaase ears are ased all
d urine the winter mouths" bow
owners . are sometimes prone to
forget that the has requires a lit
tle 'spring tonic' to make it oper
ate Its best."
The Chrrsler Serrice director
makes the Interesting suggestion
at this point that if the car were
put swst In the Fall, like the golf
and tennis and fishing equipment.
It would recelre as much and ae
thorough reramping with the re
turn of hlue skies as is given to
any of the other possessions which
contribute to one's heartiest en-
orment of life.
"PreTentire maintenance" is
the remedy he prescribes for the!
present neglect or spring tuning-
up for automobiles. Tfie enrys-
ler Standardized Maintenance sys
tem, he says, assures Chrysler
owners continued satisfaction with
their cars at all times and is par
ticularly advantageous, for. spring
adjustments here minds them. If
there Is need 'for any recondition
ing work after hard winter use.
he urges them to hare a little
overhauling done now rather aan
to take a cnance on some annoy
ance, however slight, during the
height of the hsppy summer mo
Read the Classified Ads
They will furnish you records of
KELLY TIRES that hare been in
continuous serrice for more than 25,
000 or 30,000 miles.
Mr. Lzicar's Oakland pictured below
this add was equipped with
3,800 miles over both good and bad
roads without a puncture or tire
trouble of any kind.
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THE HOUSE OF TIRES.
OPEW 0760 HOUnD EACH YEAR
(That Means We Nerer Close)
The Station with A A
the dock PHONE tct:
Bup Sedan, license, paint, and aphol
serBsr, first class. Mechaaically guaranteed.
1K4 Stadebaker roadster, 4 new tires, 2
sppres, bumpers front and rear, fog light,
svrfpre, glass eacloenre, new Duco paint.
10?3aulck four, 4 new tires, new paiat, top
ajMTl curtains, overhauled. A snap.
lapi.Stadebaker Coupe, original finish, fall
1 oick Standard Ooach. run very little,
bumpers spare tire, finish like new.
19324. door sedan, Studebaker, original fln
lAht'tires lOOfi, bumpers, fog light, spare
1925-Pedge touring, gkMs endoeure, original
fln -fully equipped.
Why buy a used oar at random?
Youll make a better investment in
the long run if you go to a reliable
We take used cart m trade on new
Buicks on a fair bam an appraisal
of their actual worth.
And we tell them at fair prices.
That's why our used car customers
are satisfied customers.
Come in and loose over our stock..
?e've an unusually wide selection
of reliable used cars just now. And ,
every one is a good investment.
THAT WE ARE PROUD OF--FOUR SALEMITES DRIVE FROM
r.Iode on Average o 300 Miles Per Day
The trip was made in 10 days - - 208 gallons of gaso
line was used --Only three quarts of oil were added.
Oil in crankcase changed twice
No Car Trouble or Car Expense
Car Expense ...... . None
208 Gallons of Gasoline . . $47.78
Oil . - . . .... . . . 5.50
Total . . ... ... . $53.28
Estimated Depreciation on Car and Tires...... 100.00
From Salem, Ore.,
to Pontiac, Mich.,
4 persons $355.72
April 3, 1928.
TIi Oregon Statesman, Salem, Ore.
I will try and give yon an idea of what kind of a trip we had.
When we arrived at Weed, Calif., it looked as though we were going to stay for
while as It was raining hard. The road between Weed and Redding, Calif., waa
fcad with several miles under construction. We stayed at Redding the first night.
Leaving Redding the next morning la a hard rain with a head wind blowing about
SO miles per hour. The water was over the highway In deverat places before we
reached Sacramento. We made several detours and drove through lots of 4 water be
fore we reached Stockton. The wind was blowing very hard all day.
We left the pavement at Bakersfleld and It was necessary to use chains for
about 60 miles and very slow going. The weather was ideal across the desert. At
Williams, Arizona, we drove to the Grand Canyon where we spent most of the day
March 28. There was some snow la the mountain passes but the roads were very
It was real cold at Santa Fe, New Mexico, and continued until we reached
Trlntdad,' Colorado, from there the weather has been too warm for comfort. The
roads were exceptionally good through Kansas. Our longest day's drive was from
Syracuse, Kansas, to Kansas City, Mo., a distance of 580 miles. We made wonder
ful time between Kansas City and St. Louis but were In a traffic Jam in St. Louis
for two hours. ' Pontiac, Btyehlgan. 1 the busiest place I have ever seen. w
buildings of. every kind are being constructed. The Oakland-Pontiac factories are
behind with orders and working full capacity. Tomorrow we will visit the General
Motors proving grounds.
Our speedometer registered 3802 miles from Salem to Pontiac and we made the
trip in nine days. We used 208 .gallons of gasoline and changed oil twice, adding)
sjta. on -the entire trip, with no expense on the ear whatever. Our expenses for gaso.
line were 847.78; our motor oil 85.50, making a total of 833.28. The Oakland is
running perfect and we expect to start on our return trip, April 5. acobsoa's wffi
get their new Pontiac sedan tomorrow. We will leave them at Chicago.
Tours truly, -
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Leaving Salem, Mar. 25
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Mr. and Mrs. Roy Jacobson and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lzicar
More in every way than price e ver bought before. If you Need
transportation let us show you an Oakland.
THE HOUSE THAT
' 388 North Commercial
, H . Telephone 220