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The Capital Journal, Salem, Oregon.
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S.tnrd.y, April 30, 1921.
Models Are Sold
.let Motor Company's
L o mak. cash refunds to the
Ninety m million
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average ol 83.000
r'-Nineties'' a year have been
,,. the model was first In-
i. one of the
II of the automotive Indus
It la a record of continuous
"wth and steady increase in
MO average is only half
t, .tory For, in the first season
S than two hundred "Four
Nlneties" were sold.
A ytar's test proved the merit
d this popular priced, economical
aJ however. The second season
TOi Marly forty thousand con
,erts to this Chevrolet model.
Since its immediate success the
ule of these cars has Increased
consistently. 1920 purchasers
took nearly two hundred thousand
Ms brings the total to more
thin half a million. And this
record has been made by only
one model. In this It Is unique.
Many of the first cars of this
podel are still running. In fact,
C tiri"(nii known that
one of these has traveled more
than 160,000 miles 27,000
a year for six years and
is still running.
The sale of 50,000 more of
these models between January
1st and August 1st of this year
will enable the Chevrolet Motor
company to maintains its average
And if this is done in such a
felling year as this, the company
Till rettinu us proms to purcrma
rs $70 on open and $100 on
Old Man Gloom
(A la Walt Mason)
There's a sneaky guy we all
have seen, with a sinister ugly
face; and in his eye there's a bale
ful gleam, and he walks with a
halting pace. His brain is clouded
with sorrow and fear and he hates
the sight of the sun'; but he's al
ways glad to assist at the bier of
his victims to him that's fun.
He's always near when trade is
slack and warns you to go slow;
false alarms are his special knack
as he plants the seeds of woe. Ah!
these are the days he moans his
dirge and preaches impending
doom; as you've probably guessed
the name of this scourge is a fel
low called Old Man Gloom. He's
here and there and back again, al
ways on the hop; trying hard
with might and main to have you
close up shop.
But his nerve is weak and his
courage frail if you'll only handle
him rough; a biff on the bean
and he'll turn tail and holler
"I've had enough." So, if this
pest should come your way, don't
let him make a sound; just give
him the laugh be blithe and gay,
and ere long you will see his
mound. A. N. Dlngee.
Carried Harding 's
Message to Crowd
Washington, D. C, April 30.
Exide batteries, because of their
reputation for dependability, were
selected to furnish the current for
the amplifier which was used to
carry President Harding's inaugu
ral address to the vast crowds sur
rounding the White House.
Popular sentiment, immediately
preceding the inaguration of Pres
ident Harding, was "strong" for
an elaborate celebration, and the
new president's desires in this re
spect are well known to everyone.
For a time it looked as if the in
augural ceremonies were to be
very limited, indeed.
Had it not been for the ampli
fier system which was installed
around the speaker's stand, on the
east front of the capitol buildings,
comparatively few persons would
have been able to hear President
This system consisted of an ex
ceedingly delicate apparatus, elec
trically sensitized, and connected i
at one end to a receiver standing
immediately in front of the Presi
dent. The other end was connected
to immense horns, eleven feet in
length, through which the public
was enabled to hear the complete
inaugural address, eVen at a dis
tance of 500 feet from the speak
The life-giving element in con
nection with this system, which
was the largest of its kind ever
attempted, was that wonderful, in
vincible force electriclt. A con
stant supply of energy from a ile-
pendaole source was , absolutely
necessary and Exide Batteries
"DAD" o. ks motorcycling
Time was when motorcycling as
a healthful and safe sport was
frowned upon by parents at large
and the young man as a result,
had a hard time trying to gratify
his desire for a motorcycle. In
occasional instances the boy's
hopes are still blasted by parental
objection but as a general thing,
the traditional idea that the mo-1
torcycle is unsafe and dirty and
greasy, is giving way to favorable
opinion. A letter voluntarily sent
to a motorcycle manufacturer re
cently by a Bank Cashier in a pro
gressive city in Illinois, clearly ex
emplifies the general tendency of
thought. He said among other
things: "I think a motorcycle is
a fine thing for a young man. My
son enjoyed a trip to California
last summer and after arriving on
the Coast, toured about the coun
try there with his sidecar outfit
a great deal. After returning
home, 1 noticed that my boy was
much broader in his consideration
of everything and more self-rell-
Iflnt The Axnerience was a great.
How do you wash your car?
Water that seeps down between
rims and tires quickly rusts ne
glected rims and destroys tubes,
flaps and even the beads or edges
of the tire. Use stove polish,
nickle paint or graphite to over
come this condition. This also
prevents the tire from creeping by
giving it a firmer hold on the
Don't throw away your valve
caps. Screw them on firmly and
prevent air leakage here. The
valve plunger a little mechanism
inside the stem serves as an air
lock during inflation, but the
valve cap is the secondary air
seal during usage. Tire men ad
vise using the valve to inflate the
tire and using the cap to keep it
After the rear tires have worn
considerably, . interchange with
the front tires. It is also good to
reverse sides. The tractive strain
on the rear wheels makes it ad
visable to place new tires on the
rear wheels, moving the old ones
forward. Some of the greatest
mileage records known have been
gXined in this way.
EASY FOE BOY TO
It is probably safe to say that'
the ambition is harbored in the I
breast of every older, red-blooded I
American boy to own a motor-1
cycle. It is probably also a fact!
that many of the rising genera-1
tlon consider the motorcycle a I
complicated piece of mechanism.!
The contrary is true. To the form
er bicycle rider especially and
where is the young fellow who
has not owned and treasured a
bike the handling of a motor
cycle soon becomes simple. The
sidecar outfit makes it easy for
anyone, of course, whether the
knack of two-wheeled equilibrium
has been acquqired or not. Some
beginners will naturally become
their mounts before others be
adept in the manipulation of
cause they are of a mechanical
turn of mind by nature. The ar
rangement of the controls and
steering and handling of the en
tire 'machine Is so simple, how
ever, that any normal young man
should easily acquire the ability
to handle them skillfully.
JOURNAL WANT ADS PAY
The noisy motorcycle is official
ly taboo. There never was any
legitimate need for a rider to
travel with his machine, especial
ly within the limits of any city or
town, with his muffler open,
thereby causing the motor to emit
a stream of roaring explosions in
to the atmosphere. It has been
proven time and again that there
is no appreciable loss of power
under all normal conditions if
the exhaust of the motor is muf
fledin other words, if the muf
fler is kept closed. The results
just announced of a series of tests
made by a prominent motorcycle
manufacturer still further sub
stantiates this contention. Com
parative tests of motor efficiency
of motors with muffled and un
hindered exhausts were made, un
der all conditions of load and
speed. The engineers who super
vised the tests issued the state
ment that under the normal con
ditions, there is no material loss
In motor efficiency. Motorcycles
are designed and" built to run
smoothly and quietly. Wherever
the "noisy" motorcycle appears,
it may be assumed that the oper
ator is at fault. He has a false
conception of the use of the open
muffler, or else it is plain indif
ference that causes him to in
dulge in this motoring evil.
big education to him."
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WE will be pleased to inspect your
battery at any time and as often
as is necessary, free of charge.
Our service is the expert kind,
and our experience is I always at your
disposal. Should repairs be necessary we
make them at a moderate charge.
Starting and Lighting Battery
is the famous "giant that lives in a box
You have heard of this battery and its
unique features it's the original Unit
Seal Battery; extra powerful, easy to
care for and repair. Let us explain its
features to you.
Take advantage of our free service.
R. D BARTON
171 South Commercial Street
Phone 1107 Salem, Oregon
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TIRES & ACCESSORIES
ARE YOU UNDECIDED what make Tire to buy? Have you
tried the Horse Shoe? If not, let that Tire be your choice, as
the Horse Shoe Tire has made good on Stage cars anil made
boosters of every user. Remember the HORSE SHOE the lucky
fir ir if if Jfl
If Its Anything in Accessories, We Have It.
Salem Tire & Vulcanizing Co.
154 S. COMMERCIAL ST.
eter is a Cash
A dollar invested in an automobile is invested in miles of
travel rather than in a piece of personal property.
The service rendered by the dealer after the sale, and his
constant interest in you and your car measure the miles of
ur satisfaction. We make every effort to see that you
get full mileage out of every dollar spent here.
Salem Automobile Co.
Cheaper Una Shot
Ride and Save!
YOU can't walk as cheaply as you can ride '
a Motorcycle. Shoes cost too much!
You can't buy carfare as cheaply as
you can ride a Motorcycle figuring the
time you save.
So, on a strict dollar-and-cents basis;
disregarding the sport, the convenience,
the healthfulness of motorcycling buy a
Motorcycle as a good investment. Ride
and save4 Do it with a Motorcycle."
See the new models at:
HARRY W. SCOTT RAMSDEN & McMORRAN
147 S. Com'1. Phone 68 387 Court SC Phone 1687
and all other authorized Motorcycle Dealers.'
MOTORCYCLE 0. ALLIED TRADES ASSOCIATION
A. I. EOFF
F. G. DELANO