The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, April 28, 1929, Page 14, Image 14

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The New OREGON STATESMAN, Saleia, Oregon, Sunday Morning. April 28, 1929
"Pop" Gates Explains How
Ferry Operation Has
Grown in State ;.
M , 3 DnriB the past two years the
Oregon State Highway Depart
V meat has gone Into the ferry busl-
new," aUted C. B. (Pop) Gates
of the state highway commission
and director of the Oregon State
Motor association. "Two ferries
are now being operated by - the
state highway department along
the Roosevelt Coast highway.
"During the summer of 1927,'
continued "Pop." "a power ferry.
known as the 'Rogue was de
signed and constructed by the De
nartment for plying the Rogue
riTer between the towns of Wed
v derburn and Gold Beach on the
Reosevelt Coast highway. This
boat consists of a double-ended
tunnel-type propeller ferry, pow
ered by means of a 75 H. P. full
Diesel. engine. C4 feet in orer-all
length and baring a capacity of
eight cars. The total cosFot the
ferry Installations, including slips
and auxiliary equipment to date,
amounts to $47,506.65. Ferry
service was inaugurated In Octo
ber, 1927, and since that time has
been maintained from 6 a.m. to
10 p.m. each day, including Sun
days, or 16 hours per day.
During this period 202 hours
have been lost due to mechanical
difficulty or 2.9 per cent of the
total gross operating timet In
addition to mechanical difficulties
there hare been certain stages of
the riTer when it has been Impos
sible to maintain ferry service.
Under extreme low tide conditions
the death of water is not suffici
ent and dnrjnf freshet periodsfeej
extreme current Telocity and pres
ence of floating drift renders It
hazardous to operate. Owing to
the above causes further delays
amounting to 150 hours were ex
perienced during the 14 .month
period above, representing an ad
ditional loss of 2.2 per cent of the
total gross time. The total re
presenting an additional loss of
2.2 per cent of the total gross
time. The total percentage of lost
time due to all causes, therefore,
amounts to 5.1 per cent.
Large Savings In
Auto Lists Made
By All Counties
Practically every city and coun
ty in the state has equipped Itself
with the 1929 automobile regis
tration lists for use In law en
forcement work, the books being
purchased from a private company
Instead of being furnished by the
state t s heretofore. The . state
purchases enough books to serve
Its purposes for $750 per year.
The difference is a direct saving
to the tax-payers, as explained by
the secretary of state who inaug
urated the new plan. A special
price for city and county officers
has bee narranged by the publish
ers of the books, and reports show
a general distribution and wide
spread use of the copies.
One of the First Signs of Spring
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case the smartly Pressed girl happen to be aoae other tnast lispe Teles, noted screes star who la t eatared
ba productions of the United Artlstaw The snappy car is a, new Whippet fits De Ixe Roadster, prodact
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'More Action' Cry of Men
On Border Who Champ
Slowness of Mexican Scrap
While not disparaging the ser
iousness of purpose of either the
government or revolutionary for
ces In the present Mexican con
flict, the military activities thus
far immediately' south of the Unit
ed States border have their "op
era bouffe" moments to Ralph
Cummins, nationally known writ
er of western fiction.
After spending a series of
weeks visiting the scenes of prin
cipal border hostilities Cummins
has only recently returned to his
study far hack in the mountains
of northern California. His stren
uous scouting trip was made In
a newly acquired 1929 Buick
coupe and had for Its primary ob
jective the accumulation of ma
terial for future stories.
War Writers Checked
As far as my quest was con
cerned, I considered it quite fruit
ful, but I am a bit afraid the gal
axy of newspaper war correspon
dents assigned to the .border
fighting tone do not consider
themselves so fortunate," Cum
mins remarked to executives of
the Howard Automobile company
on his homeward Journey, accord
ing to word received here by Otto
J. Wilson, Buick dealer
The news writers declare they
are not getting enough action and
are literally champing at the hit
for bigger and better fighting.
the author resumed. "And it is
quite true that up to the time I
left for te north the border hat
ties had been desultory to say
the least.
"The long awaited rebel attack
on Naco was especially disappoint
ing to the press representatives.
Chafing over the dearth of 'hot-
stuff' the reporters, during one of
the numerous battle lulls, actual
ly rounded up a group of warring!
generals and suggested that steps
be taken to provide more action.
They urged that some tanks be
brought into play these would
at least provide something new
to wire home about. There were
no stray tanks in tne nelgnbor-
hood. however, and the ingenuity
of the reporters was thereupon
put to great strain. At last they
rounded up a couple of decrepit
traetors and these they made
available to the Mexicans. Result
next morning the 'tank' made
its auspicious bow in the border
war theatre and was Introduced
with fitting notice to the great
American reading public."
"Safety First" haa been the slo
gan of the state highway commis
sion as regards the replacement of
bridges which either through age
or the growth oftrafflc have, been
made unsafe. During the past
two years, the highway depart
ment hag constructed on the state
highway system a total of 48
bridges, many of them replace
ments, expending for bridge con
struction work approximately
$960,000. From information fur
nished by the Oregon State Mo
tor association, the state has su
pervised the .construction . of 22
bridges built by counties on mar
ket roads and other county roads
the cost of which bridges approx
imated $200,000. '
Probably the two. largest
bridges built on the state highway
system during the past year have
been the bridge over the De
schutes river at Maupin on The
Dalles-California Highway and
the Willamette River bridge be
tween Eugene and Springfield.
The Deschutes bridge at Mauptn
Is 825 feet long and was built at
a cost of $94,860. The bridge at
Springfield is 650 feet long with
150 feet of viaduct on the west
end and 240 feet of viaduct on the
east end. The cost of this bridge
is $127,300.
The New
Car illustrated is Model 615. six cylindcx,
two passenger Coupe $1195. All prices,
at factory special equipment extra on
all model
Four Speeds Forward
Standard Gear Shift
Owners say that the only new motoring
thrill they have enjoyed in recent years
is the distinguished performance of the
Graham-Paige four speed transmission,
with its two high speeds and standard gear
shift. The smoothness and swiftness of
fourth, and the rapid acceleration of third,
can only be appreciated by personal experi
ence We invite you to enjoy a demon
stration of this new thrill in motoring.
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, r Gratum-Palge Sales aed Service to Mario eed Folk 0nties
The compilation of the 1929
1930 Bine Book is well under way
at the office of the secretary of
state, with C. N. Lauglirlge, chief
deputy, in charge of the work.
This book, which is an official di
rectory of state, municipal and
federal offices. Is the most popu
lar volume issued by any of the
state departments. It is Issued
each alternate July following the
legislative sessions, and contains
a great many interesting facts
concerning the state. Inasmuch
as the 1927-1928 edition haa been
'The Oregon State Highway
commission. In addition to build
ing and maintaining the highway
system, aids in the operation of
this system by contributing to the
upkeep of the State Traffic divi
sion which is under the direct su
pervision of the - Secretary of
State," stated E. B, McDanlel,
president of the Oregon State Mo
tor association recently. .rjly
"The state traffic division now
consists -Tr Chief A; Eatfety,
two captains, three lieutenants
and approximately 30 officers! A
total of 1.896,168 miles have been
patrolled by the officers of the di
vision during the past biennium.
This represents an average dally
patrol of practically 2,600 miles
for 24 months,, "regardless of
weather condition- or other ob
stacles that tend to diminish the
aggregate. A further analysis
shows that for every 250 miles
of patrol one 'arrest was made and
18 warnings issued, a written
warning- every 14 miles. For
every offender that has been sum
moned to appear in court 18 oth
ers have been cautioned and in
structed to proceed more careful
ly. "During the- biennium the traf
fic division has been instrumental
in the recovery of a total of 1 417,
360.63 from fees collected, resale
value of stolen vehicles recovered
and fines imposed."
exhausted for several months, an
appropriation for the ensuing
Blue Book, but the legislature
looked upon the increase with dis
favor. Requests for the new edi
tion of the Blue Book should not
be filed until July 1st, according
to an . announcement of the compilers.
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in new program of expansion
Sweeping price reductions on all Century Six and Eight models
Telephone 311
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'evERAL Greeks aso. the Oakland Motor Car Comnenw
addressed a message to a most important group of
motor car buyers. The members of this group Are
getting on in the world. They are seeking finer homes,
finer furniture, finer automobiles. Oakland message
told them about the approaching announcement of a
new automobile created especially for them one which
would enable them to step up the quality of their
motor cars without stepping out of the low-priced field.
You know the car, of course. It Is the New Pontiac
Big Six. .
Today Oakland has a second message for this group. It
has to do with the manner in which thousands of their
, numbers hare already found in the New Pontiac Big Six
the car they have long hoped to own. "
The New Pontiac Big Six and the purpose behind it have
captured public approval. Its big car luxury and style
hare aroused enthusiasm. Its big car performance has
won respect. And the fact that it provides these big car
qualities at such low cost has resulted in an unprec
edented volume of orders, necessitating the greatest
production in Pontiac's history. The New Pontiac Big Six
is an unqualified success.
Oakland's dream ofproriding a truly fine big car at low
price has become a reality. Two years ago it was an
idea. Today it is a fact. Before the close of the present
year, hundreds of thousands of progressive Americans
will be enjoying big car luxury at low cost. It will pay
you to'come in and investigate the car which ban made
this possible---the New Pontiac Big Six.
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Corner High & Trade
Telephone 184J;
- Associate Dealers: Benton Motor Company; Inc Gorrallis, Oregon; Byerley Motor Co, Albany , Oregon; Silrerton Motor
Car Company, Silverton, Oregon; C J. Shreere &Son, Dallas, Oregon; T. D. "Pom eroy, Independence, Oregon; Fred T.
Biryeu, Scio, Oregon; Henry C HoIIenton, Harrisbnrg, Oreeon; Fred Gooch, Jr Mill City, Oregon; Elmer Fitzgerald, Leb-
anon, Oregqn; Austin's Service Station, Brownsville, Oregon ; H. W. Morris, Waldport, Oregon; A. J. Gilliam, Toledo,
Oregon; Frank Miller Aurora, Oregon; N. J. Arnold, Monmouth, Oregon; Bones Brothers, Turner, Oregon.
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