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THE CAPITAL JOURNAL
Road Conditions Throughout Oregon
camzation the firs time, tnt ia now la 'except those protected by Threaded
At this time, and In fact until weith
r coalitions permit. It ia Impossible to
taOTi than outline the general road
conditions 99 existing at time of going
to press. Later on In the eaon
standard form of a road bulletin will
be carried in thU space.
Portland South. Travel is now ran
fined almost entirely via East Eleventh
street and Milwaukle avenue over a
laved road to Oregon City, thence fol
lowing the ear tracks on through Ore
gon City to Canby at which point tbe
wvm"nt ends. Between Can by and
Aurora, a distance of five miles, will
fee encountered an unpaved atretch of
road, which in wet weather ia vcrv
Upper and calls for careful driving
Yom Aurora the road ia paved to &a
lent with the exception of a few miles
of ftood macadam.
From Salem mint of the travel la via
the old Pacific hishway and Is picked
up hy driving south along the street
car tricks and at the cemetery tak:
the right hand fork. There are several
miles of pavement on this road anj
the balance Is fair macadam to Jef
ferson. Jefferson to Albany and A!
any to Corvallls Is mostly macadam
and altho chucky In places is easily ne
gotiated. Corvallls to Junction Is ma
cadam. Junction City to Fugfne it
tavd for about half the distance
balance good macadam. Eugene to
Coshen ven miles paved.
We do not ailvke driving from Cojli
B to Grants Pass nt the present wilt
liig. But the going from Grants Pus
outh to Ashland and on to Ran Fran
cisco may be accomplished without
Portland north via Pacific liiehwiy
Paved to Vancouver and on to Mi
nion creek. Salmon creek to Pioneer,
nd Woodland is now In poor condition
on account of rain. Woodland to Ks
lama Is fair with occasional rous'ii
etretrh.es. Kulama to Kelso fair. KI
bo Castle Rock Is passable. Castle
Rock to Toledo, closed. Detour vii
Mighbride nt Castle Rock and up w3t
aiae coalita river to Oleqna thence
back to east side via Olen.ua ferry .lt d
then detour to Toledo. This Is a bad
piece of road.
Toledo, Forest, Chchalls, Centrtli'i
to Lewis county line paved with ex
ception of one mile, detour five miles
north of Toledo, flood paved roiil
Iwl couty line to flrnnd Mound and
Tenino. Tenlno to Olynipln falrty
Rood trivel to pavement threo miles
outh of Olympla and continuous pave
ment on to Tac.oma and Seattle.
Taved to Scnppnose. rough maesd.tm
flcappoose to Deer Island paved with
exception of short stretches, Deer Is
land to Coble and Clatsknnte. Macad
am, some chucky and rough to Sven
on. Paved Svenson to Astoria.
Paved via Bandy boulevard and Co
lumbia highway to Shell kit, SI miles
Paving under way from this point to
Hood River and the crushed rock his
been laid nearly entire distance.
No traffic allowed over construction
work excepting between the hours ol
5:1 p. m. and Ta. ro. and Sundays.
Hood River to The Dalle not advur
able on account of poor condition o.
Hosier hill. The new Moaier-Hooa
River road will probably be open fur
travel April 11th.
THK DALLES TO rEXDLETOX
This trip ia now made without trou
ble via Wasco to Rock Creek, to Ar
lington, to Castle Rock, to Umatilla, to
Echo and Pendleton.
PKXDLKTO.V TO WALLA ff UH
Paved to Athena, II miles, Athena to
Milton rough ia places but (tot bad.
Paved from Milton to state line. Fairly
good road from state line to Walla
THE DALLES SOITH
The Dalles to Bend is reported to be
in very good condition now via Wasco,
Shaniko, Madras and Redmond. Rait,
in the vicinity of Antelop, however,
will make very bad going.
The road into Prineviile are very
Bend to Burns, fair.
Bend to Lake view via high desert
Bend to Klamath Falls not open.
The roads out of Portland are paved
to Forest Grove via Beaverton and
Portland to Newberg paved.
The McMinnville trip is at presert
made via Newberg and liuytou on ac
count of bridge being out at Lafayette
I use. Besides the run from Minnesota
I the tires tiave been used in driving to
all parts of the Willamette valley.
Indicating the popularity of the
Horse Shoe tire the state of California
has signed a contract with the Racine
Auto Tire company for 170,081 worth
of Horse Shoe tires, which will be
used on all state autombiles during
Rubber Insulation needs reinsulation
at least once In the course of its life.
How To Treat
A good many car owners have com
mented on the way a storage battery
stays on the Job right up to the last
minute. Endurance seems to be one of
their strong points.
Every once in a white a battery is
brought In because the owner found it
suddenly dead on his hands," said Mr.
Burrell. Willard Service Station dealer.
Moat of these failures are due to
plain ordinary neglect and we always
explain to the owner that the battery
neglect and we always explain to the
owner that the battery had been slowly
wearing out for a long time though
undercharge or overwork, lack of w.
ter or some other cause of battery
It is folly to expect that any battery
is going to last forever, but there is
plenty of proof to show that the right
kind of care will extend Its life for a
Always put in water regularly, and
when your service station dealer tells
ou reinsulation is necessary have It
done at once. Practically every battery
Because of its mountain climbing ab
ility, coupled with sureness of control
in descending steep grades, a Model II
Republic truck is establishing new
transportation records in Idaho.
The truck is operated by the May
Garage company, of May, Idaho and is
used in heavy hauling between May
There is a so-called short route of 60
miles between thus town but the road
is over the mountains and previous to
the coming of the Republic no truck
had negotiated this road in regular ser
vice, all of them making a long trip of
lis miles around to avoid the extreme
But the 2H-ton Republic immedia
te! started on a regular schedule of a
trip each day between the towns, haul
ingapproximately three tons to the
load, and maintained this schedule un
til deep snow in Summit Pass made
travel impossible over the mountains.
It thn took the lower and longer
route and haa been making regular
trips all winter while other trucks have
been laid up.
Some idea of the nature of the coun
try ia secured when it is known that
at one point on the Summit trip the
truck Is compelled to climb from an
elevation of 6,000 to 9,500 feet in a
distance of seven miles.
Spree To Dedicate
Silverton, Ore- April 7. The Keelan
Motor Car company will dedicate its
new garage building today, with a big
auto demonstration and dance in the
evening. The garage was finished early
this week and the floor of the big
room is being put in shape for a ball
following the show.
Auto owners from Portland, Salem
and different parts of the state are in
vited and it Is expected that the first
auto show in Silverton will be some big
"SURFACE" CCTS SOMETIMES
PENETRATES TIRE FABRIC
When a casing is badly cut by glass
or other sharp object it may be necea
sary to remove it to have a permanent
j expert ren.-i.
Otherwise the tire may bh?
expected. The reason iTC
seemingly superficial tomtthZ .J
ally penetrate on. or ruore fabl?
era .thus weakening the want
ture. the inevitable consequent
an early blowout. tit
French pedestrians Aav it. .
The history of the motor truck an
tedates the passenger automobile.
Gruchow And Son
Open Agency Here
Fpr Classy Tire
earning a complete line of Horse
btioe tires and accessories Will Gru-J
chow and Grant Gruchow, compriKing
the company, Gruchow and Son. have
opened temporary headquarters, 1875
State street, introducing an entirely
new line of auto tires In Salem. The
temporary shop was opened nbout Ap
ru i, ana urucnow and son plun to
move to a more extensive quarters
The Horse Shoe tire is manufactured
by the Racine Auto Tire company, of
Racine, Wis., and is considered one of
the best cord and fubric tires on the
The test to which (Irurhow and Son
put the tire before they decided to
handle the agency here for them is it
self unique. They drove from Minneso
ta to Salem in 1918, with two Horse
Shoe tires on the enr. After 7,00 miles
run one of the tires was taken for vul-
AND RED TUBES
Michelin tires the most durable that., money., can., buy.
When used on all four wheels they insure the utmost econ
omy. Adjustments made here.
CLARK'S TIRE HOUSE
319 North Commercial Street
' t iimum i m;
J. E. Ringrose
. 341 N. Commercial St
Model F, Mitchell Six
The Newest Thing in
I This is the car you are all going to talk about and want
Its very shape suggests ease in 'driving and comfort in
riding. rA trial will convince you. Special features in
storm curtains and doors.
. o. b, Salem
Call 635 for a 'demonstration or come to our salesroom
and sec it. 371 Court Street' ,-f. v :
scar B. Gingrich
Motor & Tire Co.
The All Year Tractor
When you buy a Tractor, you want one that will take the
place of and do the work of a barn full of horses, without costing
you a fortune or a big part of your crop to buy and maintain.
You want a Tractor with more drawbar capacity, with less
weight a tractor that will give you an unlimited range of steady
power on the pulley. You want one that hugs the ground and
pulls, pulls, pulls.
That is exactly the kind of a Tractor you get when you buy
a SAMSON the last word in modern tractor construction.
Every working part is enclosed and protecte'd against mud,
'dust and rain. It has no lost motion, for it is built and lutricated
throughout like the finest automobile. The SAMSON is a long
lived tractor, and every part is guaranteed for twelve months
against defects of any kind. - , t:fmsn
'And the most important part of all-the price-is within the
reach of every farmer. When you buy a SAMSON, you buy a co
mplete tractor-fenders, platform, belt pulley, governor and
brake all for one price.
Tractors can be seen at Pohle& Son's.
- Office, 503 Bank of Commerce Building