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About The Evening herald. (Klamath Falls, Or.) 1906-1942 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 29, 1921)
THE EVENING HERALD, KLAMATH FALLS,? OREGON
l'AOM iroVUTKIW H
, BEO "SPEED -
' Tho manufacturers of tho Hot car,
for which tho Acme Motor con ipany
of this city Is ngont, writes nntcr-
, '. tnlngly of tho Itco "Spend Wngo n" as
As you have read Iteo lltoratu ro for
n docado past, you know wo a'ro not
Blvon to oxtravngant uso of supor-
latlvo nor to nf fixing Uio Iteo slgnn-
turo to oxaggoratod statomen ts.
Wb do feel, howovor, 'ihat two nro
Justified In reminding you that .Iteo
' was tho pioneer In a. dovobopmont
that has wrought a tromondous rov-
4 (olutlon In tho motor track business.
(In tlfo design, construction and In
tho utilization of tho motor vohlelo
In countless lines of btdustrjr and
This was tho doTolopracnt of tho
jncdlum-slzo motor truck which wo
named tho "Speed Wagon" bocouso It
Was capablo "of speeds greator than
thoso at which trucks woi prcidous
iy considered practical.
This greater speed was duo to
two departures from former prac
tices; first an lilgficr gear ratio, and
socond, mounting on pneumatic tiros.
Iteo engineering Is, nt tie samo
tlmo, tho most conservative and Hho'
most progressive. , i
To put It another way, wo aim. to
bo progressively conservative
'In this doparturo however. It
seemed as If wo wero radical. i
All oxperlenco seemed to Indicate
that truck spoeds should bo 'reduc
ed rather thatTJlncroased In order,
to off-set tho deterioration of the
chassis duo to bumplnc ovor'tbo' hard
roads on tiros that were almost as
Having built trucks for; many
years; having accumulated a wealth
of experience nt a tlmo when others
wero Just beginning; wo conceived
tbo Idea that a truck capablo of
twlco tho speed would not only carry
as great a load In two trips as ono of
twlco tho capacity, but that tho life
of such n truck, If mountod on jinou
matlc tires, would bo nearly Iwlce
that of tho ono mounted on solid
i Of courso tho gcratcr speed ne
cessarily Implied pneumatics.
Tbo old tlmo truck and tho great
majority,, of thoso still built Is
mounted on solid tires, and so Is In
capable of speeds greater than ten
Value of Records
For Motor Cars
"Tho question Is freqountly rais
ed," says Wellington Templar, of tho
Acme Motor Co,, "as to tho vnluo of
establishing records tor n motor car,
whothor or not It pays to provo en
duranco and reliability, leadership
on tho speedway, or hill climbs and
In cross country 'runs against tlnin.
"Doth Hudson nml Kssox motor
cars' havo gained nn unquestioned
amount of public fnlth and confi
dence) through records tho cars have
established. Ilctords nlonc, of
course, hnvo not been responsible for
tho sales volume but they havo con
'trllmtcd In n real moasure.
"l'coplo may nrguo that an auto
mobile Is not bought bocnuso It can
avorago bettor than GO miles per
hour on tho speedway for over 50
hours. It Is truo no owner really ox-
iiccts his car to do that tor htm. Ho
mny not oven enro to know thnt an
Kssex crossed America, San Fran
cisco to Now York, 3347 mllos. In
four days, 14 hours, 43 minutes, or
that tho typo of car ho owns hold
overy local worth whllo record for
bill cllms, Inter-state runs, etc.
"All such nccomnllshmcnts nro
inndo for ono purpaso only and that Is
to gtvo tho public or tho prospectlvo
owner confidence In his car. Ho
gardless of whether a man over
wants to exceed ,20 miles per hour
or not', ho still takes prldo In tho
fact that hi sautomobllo can do theso
things, that tho samo chassis and
samo power plant beneath tho hood
of tho cars that mado theso now
marks against tlmo nro Identical
with tho nutomobllo that ho drives.
"Tho effect of a now transconti
nental record such as tho Essex made
last August cannot bo overestima
ted. Jnto thoso tour days and 14
hours was put moro strain, more so
vero tests and trials thnn any aver
ago owner's car Is subjected to In
"Records do pay. Thoy provo con
sistency of performance, enduranco
and reliability In a way that Is ex
tremely valuable Thoy aro to tho
nutomobllo owners what Dabo Ruth's
latest total ts to tho basoball fan."
Alti: YOU KNIGHT Oil
JjADY OK T1U3 HIGHWAY?
11KA1 THIS AM) HKK
And they'll all bo there when tho
auto show comes around.
to 12 miles an hour without groat de
That Is not n moro statement
thoro is data galoro to provo It.
Keep to tho right of tho road.
Slow down nt crossings. ,
Signal for n stop V holding out
tho loft hand.
Apply brakes slowly. Ohango speed
rates slowly. Drlvo carefully.
Do proparcd to help any motorist
In trottblo on roads dlstnnt from
Stop car and englno whon meeting
drovora with shcop, swlno or cattle
on county roads.
Park only nt sldo Of roads, leav
ing fair way.
Whon buying produce, In tho coun
try, park nlongsldo road, not on tho
When pnrklng at night, leave warn
Havo headlight dimmers and uso
them when meeting and passing oth
er motorists at night.
Whon picnicking, carofully put
out ptcnla tires.
When picnicking, clean up thor
oURhly. removing from sight all
cans, papers and rubbish.
Glvo all vohlclcs, especially load
ed trucks, n good halt of tho road.
Tako hills on tho right sldo of tho
ronds. Go ovor tho crest carefully
Avoid coasting or speodlng around
curves at foot of hills.
Bo courtoous to' pedestrians. Do
not drlvo your car at thom full tilt
nn'd laugh when they Jump. Do not
splash water on them as thoy stand
at crossings or near curbs, waiting
for you to pass.
Avoid street cars carefully nt
Learn and follow tho local traffic
rules, speed limits, and driving or
dinances. Theso nro mado for tho
common good of all drlvors. Includ
ing yourself, and of all podcstrlans.
CHICO LAYS WiANH
roit HIG AUTO SHOW
CHICO, Jan. 29. Two dozen auto
mobllo dealers In Chtco, Sacramento
and San Francisco already havo re
served spaco In tho nutomobllo show
to open hero January 25. This Is
tho announcement of II. K. Ward,
chairman of tho general committee.
Tho show may run a week. A pro
gram of dancing and general enter
tainment will bo given nightly.
Licenses for 1921 aro numerous
hero now, tho secretary of stato In
Salem having prodded up his forco
In order to tako caro of tho big do
Just ono ense nn oxlrmno ono-1! In truo, but iioviirlliolewi a fair oxamplo. It
will tnx your credulity, but wo luivo the proofs. Thoy nro uvnllablo to you at
A certain big arms manufacturer, nuiklng riries fur your Undo Sam, has to
transport pnrts from ono factory to another, nomo 45 iiiIIoh distant.
Now haul Inn rifles Ih llko hauling pig Iron or castings thuy pack cloudy and
iiro very hoary. Threu or four tme of rltlcB can bo loaded In a smalt spaco.
At tho beginning, this concern bullnvod that only tlireo to five ton trucks could
bo capablo of doing their work. They bought n lot of them, but thoy found tho
up-keep cost wnu great and that tho ton-mllu rntu of transportation was excessive.
Tho Iteo distributor at that point, a llvo wlro and a Iteo enthusiast, anxious to
got his shnro of thnt business, ono day mndo tho proposition Unit ha would donatu n
Iteo "Speed Wagon" rntotl nt -Ton mul If It would not haul moro than nny
five-ton truck, day In and day out, over that route, ho would glvo thom tho truck
and pay all oxponso of operating.
Of courso any concern would accept such an offer, and this ono did.
At tho tlmo tho cost nt operating tho heavier truckn was computed, and It was
oatlmnted that It tho Iteo, lieciumo of tho oxcohhIvo overloading and oxcnuslvo spends.
wero to wear itseit out in nine monthr, It would still bo moro economical thun
Well, not only thnt Itco, but a fleet of thom. aro doing that work day In and
day out, and, whllo wo do not countenance It. and would not udvlso u buyur to do
so, It Is n fact that theso lleos habitually carry tlireo or four thousand pounds nt a
load and trnvol nt spoedtt twlco that of thu cumbersome, solid Urrl trucks. And
they long slnco pasted their allotted span of life, uml aro still going strong.
Wo hnvo said this Is nn oxtromo cuso. To bo perfectly fair, It I tho most
oxtrcmo caso of which wo know. It Ih ono of thoso war-tltuo conditions that aro
oxcoptlons to all rules hut It did glvo a chnnro for this Iteo "8eed Wagon" to
show what It could do when put to tho supremo 'test.
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The plastering, which is the same high class as the
other work on the building, was done by
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