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About The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 23, 1928)
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200 Autos an75 ; Miles of
Road In African State
American methods coupled with
. the expenditure of millions of dol
v lars have rapidly and effectively
-introduced to Liberia such: Amer.
v . teas institutions ae v the, chain
..' - store! tho movies, the- electric
' . light", and power plants, . miles, of
2 pd .roadways and., tbeautmoi
V -J bile, y not: to mention . , hospitals.
schools and. sanitary standard
tinkuown before.. -
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Wlion'.'.tbo Firestone organisa
tion ; first entered ' Liberia about
two yean ago to Jegln the cultiva
tion of robber, there was but one
automobile in the entire country
and that was owned by the presi
dent, bnt In the absence of good
reads It was usually to be- found
parked in- tbe official garage.
I " Today the crude dirt roads have
been superceded by more-than 7i
miles of fall width pared high
ways, and 200 , automobiles . or
" ' tracks are operating In the coun
' t,ry,', many being - owned by the
Well-to-do natlres who-- shoot
j reond corners with the reckless
jv'X Abandon of a taxi driver.
'The coming of the automobile
f .tQ!lbe Liber lan highways has also
C-iitatreduced- that mortal the bane
j '.. of- tbe -American motorist's exist
ence toe trainc cop. in Mon
rovia, the capital of the country.
the traffic" officer is constantly on
duty at the principal street1 crOB
lag. While bis" uniform, ,more
suited to the' climatic ' conditions
sal tbe country. Bitters from tba
jijt a Fifth aveauelpelicemanY hi
Mlgnlty- la not one -trine- less ana
ne'ls the undisputed, inoharch of
e highway. ' . '" '
'The - photo- shows, a . typical
Iberian highway scene of .today
here. tbe modern automobile Is
ecspted. as -a matter--of -course.
be trafflcgste. enclosing private
renerty or plantations Is -Shown
rrald to- .a-llow- these - ears to
nter. Other nnotos snow me
beriaa style" "lot- traffic cop
ad a stretch', of the new . fall
lath : blah wavs'bea-ihniitc "to tra-
.Sferse Llberla-sfne jhe-advent .of
J ie antomobile.' .W" i . '
Height Makes No Difference Now
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Osteof ww Asttoctlve featwsla tn SMwOskLmeT AH-Asnerlcatt Ste aptpeaUag perOcnlarlv ttmwommanywi
e4ismkU front seat T1e mosvidoshow
Host behind the wheel with the seat -far away! for the mil driver.. On the right, with the seat efaca Po0
Oakland AO-Asnerlcatt Six afpealiag perncolarlv Wthe
irl 1. .n.nJ k.klnl th W. An .diiMtmcnt within convenient reach off tbe elriv
aeons the entire sent, bach and all. to the correct noeldnn for any driver by a few turns oi an easily operated thumb
ne. Every new Ail-American model bae this advanced device, a feature eaclueive to Oakland In its price
Two deaths occurred In the city
f Portland during the past year
oe to hit-and-run" drivers in
He of the fact that numerous re-
ards have been paid tor the ap-
irehension of "hit-and-run" drlv-
ln the past.
There have been - nearly 200
hit-and-run" drivers apprehend-
and approximately $12,000 paid
Ant in rewards for their appre-
lension since A. A. A. motor clubo
iaugurated this policy, according
Dr. js. a. Mcuanii, prenueui ui
Oregon State Motor associa-
on. wmcn is ariiuaiea wun me
mencan Aoiumugira ubuviivu.
fhave been paid-out by 47 A. A. A.
'motor clubs -and approximately
- .1 fltf) la now nendlnc. basinr hi
statement on figures ' received
tfrom-the research department of
the national - motoring body.
"Significant of the Interest
nnA,1 tow thla rimml.n " be
continued, "is the report from
i ai ii 'sea n it ft S si waaVV elnh t tHnV Saf.
ivuw vwesesivrs aa uivivi a v
feci that the reward was refused
la four Instances by those catch
Heg hlt-and-rnn driver." Dr. Mc-
Daaiel -continued: .
"The extent -to which a thor.
eughly awakened public , "opinion
n help ; to bring- about the - con-
ktiod of this type of criminal Is
-proven ny. ine great ly rcreaaea
Inamber - of ' arrests ln - cities" '. "and
1 J Wate where; AcJA. Aj motor crpbe
. --'it'ava; offered-' s; "money ".reward TO
? " TfMoM-coming.c ; forward r with
"- taut i.nll mwlAawsA
"Many examples of the suc
cess of the novo can br cited.-Tor
example, Detroit.- In It 21. had a
fatality list of JI2. but only 7 con-
vietloma were secured. On . Feb
ruary 22, it 27 tbe Detroit. Au
tfBoblle club offered an award of
$10t to any person living within
the corporate limits of Detroit.
who gave evidence resulting in
the conviction, of a 'hit-and-run'
driver, who had caused a fatality
or a-serious injury.-
"In tbe ensuing months, the
Detgfc't cot rta -secured the con vie
tion of 38 'hit-and-run drivers, or
more than times the number
secured In 192C."
7 Presidents Oh
Alvan McCanley, president' of
the National Automobile cham
ber of commerce, has announced
committee for the annval show
banquet which will be held at the
Hotel Commodore. : New Terk
Tuesday evening, January . All
members of the committee are
presidents of the companies .they
represent. DvBoIs Tonng (Hvp-
the personnel of the banquet mobile) is - chairman.
15 States Ban
Oregon Is one of Tee states
which prohibits tbe pasting of
signs or posters upon the front
winasaieias or automobiles, ac
cording to the Oregon State Motor
ine stares naviag laws . upon
IhJa Subject are Arisona, Connect!
cat. District, of Columbia. Idaho.
Michigan. Minnesota, New . York.
North Carolina. North Dakota:
Oregon, Pennsylvania. Vermont.
Virginia. Washington' and Wiscon
sin.' - . - . ': ;'
The language of te laws cov
ering this matter in 'the; above
states varies,- bat the following Is
fho typical provilion is effect: -
It shall be unlawful ; for 'anx
person to drive- any. vehicle ; upon
T a . "-. .-.
mgnway wun any-lgnr. poster
or other non-transparent material,
upon fhe front wind-shield, side
wings, side or rear windows of
such antomobile, etber than a cer
tificate or other paper required
to be so displayed by law."
Ebiieot in 30i34
itO -Elcld OverweS'
Hmrm are tlroa, Htg h Preaaurw or BaHoortt, tlint wfll '
porform full duty for you- Thoy aro tWtUr In
quality. 1 fwaUr : in emhiimncf nninlier, in prtcig '
; tKanmny similar tiro you can buy-smywReSa. Ail
firsts t all uniform. Imrnodiato dslirory. "Sx4.49
Balloon. $ - Other liases at proportionaUly
lowpriccaj V ;V".' ::-." I'.".'. 7; ;1-
Ilere Is good news for the boys
who inhabit the night clubs. Tbe
Boston Transcript predicts a de
crease in prices for lobsters.
.Bo. Cowimwrial at Ferry Rasa'' Smith Phone SIS
. ASSOCIATE DEALERS . .
4 Harbison Stationa ft
Capitol at Market Went Salem 1995 So. Com'l. St.
Pacific Hiffhwa3r Jjmigest
United States Highway tt. the
Pacific highway,- so designated by
state and . federal authorities, .Is
the longest continuously improved
highway in the country. Beginning
at .the Canadian line, near Blaine,
Wash., it -passes through Wash
ington, Oregon and California.
and runs practically to the Mexi
can' border. , V
Its entire length of l.StO miles
ia improved; and; with the ex
ception of some rS miles of gravel
surfacing la . northern California.
jnst south of the Oregon line, and
a" few miles at its -southern ter
minus in the Imperial valley, it
la " surfaced throu ghout with the
highest types of pavements of
concrete or asphalt. : "
. " ir- Heavleet Traveled
f The highway is one of the most
heavily traveled north and south
routes in the "country. It is the
historic inland route -.of the Pa
cific ' coast, traversing, in the
northweet, the land of the Indian,
trapper and explorer of the eigh
teenth century, and, in California.
the land of the Spanish padres and
It traverses a section of the
United States" that is "the delight
of the vacationist.' In the-nearby
mountains are deer bear and
mountain lions to lure the hunts
man. The numerous mountain
streams " and; lakes, to which it
gives access, abound In trout and
other fih. The Columbia river,
which it , erosses, is . noted for its
salmon. All along the route 'are
summer resorts and ' excellent ac
commodations tor" campers. In
Washington, It .traverses immense
forests of spruce and fir, produc
ing more lumber than any other
section, of the' country.
, r Abound In Wonder ,
- From various points along the
highway, tbe "outstanding1 scenic
wonders ofthe I three "states "ar
reached easily: Mt. Baker,- Puget
sound, the Olympic. pealnsnla'aad
Mt. Rainier - National Dark, in
Washington: the Columbia River
drive, Mt. Hood, Crater lake and
mineral springs in Oregon; the
Sierra Nevada with Mt. Shasta,
Mt Lassen (the only active vol
cano in the United States). -Lake
Taboo, Mt. Whitney and Death
alley Sthe " highest and lowest
points "" la the country! , and' the
Redwoods,.; Jn Calif ornU. ; f
Crpssing Roots tt are five malt
east ' and " west' transcontinental
roads of the; United States high
way system which lead to the west
through national monuments and
forests and over the coast, range
to the shores of the Pacific. -To
the east, 'these connecting roads
lead to national forests, . parks,
monuments and Indian - reserved
tlessflnte Cascade range and the
Sierra Nevada. In -one direction
or the "other these-highways give
easy access from Route tt to' 21
national forests, five of the larger
national parks and -ecveral .na
tional ionomenta and Indian res--ervations.
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. Traveree : Many Valleya .
From end' to end, the 1 route
traverses 'aaeriea'valleysf the
most famous of .the. west? Skagit
and Puyallup ln; Washington the
great Willamette, as e Rogue BiveV
valleys in Oregon; !,and in' Cali
fornia, the fertile Sacramento and
San Joaehla, -and the wonderful
Irrigated gardens of the Imperial
valley all rich la historical, and
agricultural interest. . And from
these smiling -valleys, tbe traveler
looks upward on one .side or the
other to the peaks of the Cas
cades, the Sisklyous, the Sierra
Nevada, the Coast range and the
Sierra" Madr. r No other road In
all 'America, accord in g to many
tourlBts, is so well, favored In na-.
taral ; and' historic attraction as
this great national, highway.
WASHINGTON, p. C., Dec. ,2 2.
The 'American .Automobile . as-
soeiation said today that;,the pro
posal before Congress tilnveeti-f
gate the tollhrldge eltnatlon.'in :,
the "i United States r woold ;go. - far ' - '
toward; exposing a condition, that
is nothing" short of - a' natioiali - v
disgrace. . ' '- -. -r
-t-Xhe' national, molorlngt Wdy,
which-iha? "' consistentiy - bi,ostd
privatelyTowned toll:, bridges ahd.. -
has viewed. with alarm their ever
inereaslog number, declared ihey. -
are an unnecessary tax on the car
owners of; the nation.
Senator bddie.(R. Nev.) Intro- .
duced the -resolution In the sen
ate which calls -for the - appoint-. v
ment of three senators and .thre
members ef the house to carry or
the Investigation and to report
at the first session of the next.
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