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ROAD INFORMATION FOR
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This Bulletin of the United States:
Forest Service, eontains general in
formation concerning road conditions
in or near the National Forests of Ore
gon and Washington, based on data
f urnishtd by the field men of the For
Most of the mpuntainoiu portion of
the two etatea liei within the Nation
al Forests, which are maintained by
the federal Government (1) to pro
vide a continuous supply of timber, (2) j
to protest the watersheds of the dig-:
k u n , - iii . f a!
cover, and (3) to provide' for the use
of all fonst resources in ways which
v.ill make thcin of largest service,
Willamette Valley and Cascade
Mountains (Santiam) Wagon Road:
This road is open between Foster and
Cascadia but is in poor condition.
Closed between Cascadia and the sum
mit. Bridges reported to bo in bad
condition and in need of repair before
route is safe for travel. Summit still
blocked by snow.
Mcdford and Rogue Eiver Valley to
Crater Lake: The road is not open
much above the National Park Bound
ary, where there is still much snow.
Klamath Falls-Crater Lake Road:
Road 'jn from Klamath Falls to Wild
Cat Camp and in fair condition. Boad
into park probably passable by Juno
Columbia River Highway: Open be
tween Fcrtland and Vients, Paved to
Cascade Locks. Passable from Cas
cade Loc'is to Vicnto. Closed for con
struction work between Vicnto aud
Hood River. Near Warrendale the
highway is obstructed by a slide, which
may be crossed on a temporary plank I
Toad not suitable for heavy trucks. '
Barlow-Oak Grove Road: Portland!
to rhododendron, fair. Passable, Pho-Sparta-East
Eagle Park: Passable
dodendron to Twin Bridges. Closed,
Twin Bridges to Government Camp, on
account of snow and washed out
bridges. Between Government Camp
and Camas Prairie Ranger Station,
closed on account of snow and no de
tour possible. Open and in good con
dition between Camas rPairie Ranger
Station and Wapinitia.
McKenzio Pass Road: Open and in
fair condition between Eugene and
Alder Springs. Also open and in good
condition to Belknap Springs and
Foley Springs. Closed between Alder
Springs end Windy Point on account
of snow. No detours can be made.
Will probably be open by June 35.
Drain-Scottsburg, Allegany: Road
is passable for automobiles from Drain
to Scottsburg; remainder of road open,
but probably not in condition for
automobilo travel before July 15.
Roseburg-Wolf Creek Ranger Sta
tion: Road is in good condition for
Pacific Highway: Open and in good
condition between. Grants Pass and
Grants Pass-Crescent City: Open
and in fair condition, although still
tough in places.
Tillamook Williamina: Open be
tween Tillamook and Willamina. The
road ia reported dry and solid but very
rough in places.
Crescent City-Bandon: Coast road.
Open entire distanco, but almost Im
passably rough Brookings to Gold
Beach and Gold Beach to Port Orford.
Fair condition. Port Orford to Bandon.
....Klamath Falls-Bend, via Fort Kla
math: Open and in fair condition.
Dead Indian Road (ABhland to Pel
ican Bay via Lake of the Woods:
Open between Ashland and Deadwood
Ranch and passable for wagons. Closed
' from Deadwood Ranch to Pelican Bay
on account of snow and windfalls.
(Should be open for wagon travel by
June 15 and for auto travel about
Prinevillc-Mitchell: Open entire
distance, but in poor condition. This
road cuts ud very badly in wet 'weath
er and after it dries is vety rough,
which is its present condition except
where it is still muddy.
Hardmau-Spray: Open but still
very rough. v
Raker-Prairie City: Passable bu'
yet in poor condition from Whitney to
Baker-Cornucopia: Open and in fair
Sparta-Fast Eagle Park: Passcable
and in fair condition, Sparta to Lily
White Mine. Teams can get through
to East Eagle Park, but this part of
the route is still in very bad condition.
Cle Elum and Eastern County Road:
Open and in .good condition.
Sunset Highway (Seattle to Cle
Elum, 97.5 miles): Open between Cle
Elum and Easton. Closed from Eastern
to Snoqualmie Pass. Will be open over
the pass, Seattle to Cle Elum, about
June 1. Some detours are still neces
sary between Easton and Cle Elum bo
cause of work being done on culverts.
Blewett Pass Highway: In poor con
dition from Cle Elum to Wenatchee.
Crew is at work on road at much
needed improvement. The road from
Ingalls Creek to Blewett Pass was bad
ly washed out during the winter, and
much work is still required to put this
portion of the road in good condition.
Wenalchee-Clovcrland: Open and in
fair condition between Cloverland and
Turntable. Closed on account of deep
snow between Turntable and Seven
Sisters Spring. Should be open by
State Road No. 10: Condition re
ported fine between Entiat and Pat-eros.
Cascade Scenic Highway: The road
is in fine condition between Index and
Coast points. Closed between Indei
and Tye, but will probably bo open
about Juno 1. Fishing along this
routo was reported good on May 1.
Timely Hints for Young
" When starting the car, let the clutch
in slowly until the oar begins to move.
Always start the car in low gear. Do
not feed too much gas while in low,
but merely get the car rolling, then
shift into second gear. Feed the gas
until you have picked up a speed of
15 mile per hour, then drop the shift
ing lever back into high gear. AVhcn
slowing down in traffic, put the car
in neutral position ana lei me emu.-"
in. Always start in tramc in iuw
Do not force your car to go at low
speed in high gear. If it starts to jerk,
immvliitolv oliift into second. Jerking
strains the car and may pull the rear
axle out. Do not try to shift gears
with ithe gas tnrottio aavancea so me
motor races. Leave the gas on the con
trol guide fully retarded while running.
Climbing a hill is the hardest part
nf thn nnvicn'a nxnerience. Annroachins
a hill, see that everything is clear in
front of you and pieK up to aooui iv
nor timir. When shlftinff into sec-
i.. tlm fir alow down, almost to a
stop, throw out your clutch and shift
into second spcea, m. your ciuwu w
ai.Mj.-iv and rln not. teo on the efts throt
tlo so that the car jumps and jerks,
but feed tue gas easily ana mo car mm
pull itself out. If the hill is very steep
.; ,v niweaanrv ito use the low eear
and this shift is executed in the same
way as the on from high speed to
second. White in low gear do not step
on the throttle and feed too mucn x
as the car docs not require it and if
given a steady leeai oi wl11 v."
itself over the steepest hill with lit
Thon the handling of. the car. some
persons are born drivers and operat-
ing a macnine com
.them, while otners nave to luam
to drive properly. 4In handling the.
-nAnol iMnn .motorists 'exoeri-
HVUlUK u.. - ,
ence the greatest difficulty. As a rule
they are afraid to take one hand off
. , .. -n.;!, 1m oilier
tne wnoci ami "J"' " "v
while ithey are shifting gears or oiow
ing the horn.
It is predicted that in just a
few months there will be very
few if any pneumatic tires on
the market, and if there arc
any the price will be greatly
The Government has taken
over 50 of the raw Rubber
already and will probably take
BUY A EW FIRESTONE TO
DAY. THE NEW SERIES
now on the market, is giving
SCOTT & PIPER
250-252 State Street
5-Ptn. Cat ... $ 825
5-Pin. Car with All
Weather Top . . 935
5- Pm. Sedan .'. 1275
6- PtD. Town Car 1275
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Figure of the Tcit
Dally Av. Miles Pe
Mileage Gal. Gasolia
Hov. S3 S11.9 22.2
" 24 551.4 223
" 25 537.4 41.49
26 505.9 22.47
87 Sl.5 21.70
2 509.6 23.02
29 515.S 26.40
30 , 4S0.1 22. 0
Dec 1 491 23.99
8 484 6 21.77
3 506.6 20.71
f 4 Rub 431.9 19 51
f S 502.7 19.44
6 517 0 22.19
7 505.0 22 35
t 493.3 22.03
" 9 4 72.6 21.33
10 477.7 S343
F 11 495.1 23J2
f 12 540.1 23 56
r 13 539.3 23.19
14 Kaia 465.9 23 19
IS 523.1 22.95
f 16 539.1 21.99
17 4928 22.09
f IS 5120 21.73
f 19 525.9 2S.33
26 527.5 23.44
"21 496 9 24.59
" 2) 490.9 22.30
23 417.1 23.13
24 480.5 21.73
25 477.S 223
" 26 492.6 22.30
," 27 ' 4S7.1 19.79
f 21 477.4 1I
" 29 523.9 129
" 30 466.9 20.24
31 504.9 2109
Ian. 1 501.4 192
2 Rain 451 20.07
" 3 Rain 479.1 21 59
4 Rain 455.9 19.(3
S 3 Raia 562.5 19.19
SlipMd time . . . 4itjt
Total mileaie . . . 22,022.3)
Average peed per hour 35 mile
Average day" run 500
Lonaeat day's run 562.S
Average miles per gal- 33 I
BmaUeat day'a mileage
per gallon .' ,
Greatest average miles
per gallon .
Average tire life .
Not that Hongest day's run art
aMd on Iat day of the test.
21 33 niles
Valley Motor Co.
Front and State Streets
' Geo. F. Yick. Mr. ' .
0 Mile Test?
You know, of course, that the Maxwell Motor Car is the long distance champion
of the world.
You have read that a --"stock" Maxwell 5-passenger car ran for 44 days and
nights without stopping the motor.'
And that, in the 44 days non-stop test, the Maxwell covered 22,022 miles, at
an average speed of 25 miles per hour.
But have you, up to now, realized the full significance of that performance?
Do you know that no other motor car in the world has ever equalled or even
approached that performance?
In a word, did you take this test seriously when you heard of it?
Or did you set it down as a "selling stunt" to give the publicity man something
to talk about?
It's worth your while to read and to study the conditions underwhich that test
was made. . '
You know that the American Automobile Association (familiarly known as the
"A. A. A.") is the official arbiter of every automobile test and contest.
But perhaps you didn't know that when a maker places his product under A. A. A.1
supervision he must do absolutely as told and abide by the decisions cf the Board.
That's why there are so few A. A. A. Official Records!
This 22,000-mile Maxwell non-stop test was official from start to finish.- ;
Therein lies its value to you.
It proves absolutely the quality of the car of the very Maxwell you buy.
For verily this was a "stock" Maxwell. Listen:
First : the inspectors disassembled the motor to see that no special pistons, valves;
bearing-metal or other parts had been used. " -
Every other unit was as critically inspected. Then the car was re-assembled
under their own supervision. -As
we had much at stake and the test was made in winter (November 23 to
January 5) we asked permission to take certain little precautions against , acci
Sounds reasonable, doesn't it? ,
But they refused permission to do any such thing. v
For example: They would not permit a rubber cover over the magneto it
wasn't "stock." ,
They refused to let us tape the ignition wire terminals they are not taped on
, the Maxwells we sell so of course it wasn't "stock."
: Neither would they let us use a spiral coiled pipe in place of the usual straight
t one from tank to carburetor to guard against a breakage from the constant;
-unremitting vibration-Mt isn't "stock." . "-. .""",
Nor to use a special high priced foreigri make of spark plug the run was made
on the same spark plugs with which all Maxwells are equipped. .
So rigid were the rules, we were unable to carry a spare tire on the rear it
wasn't "stock." A telegram to headquarters in New York finally brought a
special permit to carry a spare tire. '
"It isn't stock!" "It isn't stock!"
That was the laconic reply of those A. A. A. inspectors to every last suggestion that
called for anything but the precise condition of the standard, stock model Maxwell
that any customer can buy from any one of 3000 dealers anywhere.
We are glad now mighty glad that the rules were so strict and so rigidly
Any other car that ever attempts to equal that record must do it under official
supervision and comply with the same terms.
And it will have to go some.
For Maxwell set the standard when it performed this wonderful ica.il
Maxwell complied with those rules and made good.
Every drop of gasoline and oil and water was measured out and poured in by
the inspectors themselves. They would not even let our man pour it in!
Every four hours the car had to report at the official station for checking.
And it had to be there on the minute.
And every minute there was an inspector beside the driver on the front seat
two more men in the rear. One got out only to let another in day and
night for 44 days and nights!
There was one technical stop.
It is interesting to know the circumstances.'
Dead of night a driving storm a cloudburst--suddenly another car appeared
in the road ahead.
In his effort to avoid a collision the Maxwell driver stalled his motor.'
At least the observers thought it stopped and so reported.
The car did not stop, however, so its momentum again started the motor (if it;
had indeed stalled) when the clutch was let in.
The contest board exonerated our driver on grounds that his action was neces
sary to save life.
That shows you how rigid were the rules how conscientiously applied by the"
You who have owned and driven motor cars you who know how small a thing
may clog a carburetor or a feed pipe; "short" a spark or stall a motor will
realize what a wonderfully well made car this must be to go through that test
under those conditions 44 days 22,022 miles without stopping.
The exact amount of gasoline, of oil, of water used; the tire mileage; tire
troubles, tire changes; the distance and the routes are matters of official record;
attested under oath and guaranteed by the A. A. A.
(By the way, the average was nearly 10,000 miles per tire.)
Any Maxwell owner cr anyone interested may see those records
And here's the most wonderful part though no attempt was or could be made
for economy ; the Maxwell averaged 22 miles per gallon of gasoline.
Some other car may, some time, equal some one of those performances. - But to
equal them all in the same test that car must be a Maxwell.