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ARE SOLD BY VALLEY
Ceorge Vick Made Trip To De-
Iroit la Order To Secure
- : State Agency.-
: -Thei V' alloy . Motor Company wu or-
-gauizod- by -Vick Bros., May 20, 1918.
WILL MOVt 1U NtY
Salem Auto Co. Handling The
Chevrolet Car Obliged To
Seek Larger Quarters.
The popularity of the Chevrolet auto
mobile as a medium priced ear has been
such tho past year that the Salem Auto
company has been obliged to seek lar
gor quarters for its rapidly growing
business. i a
. With F. G. Delano and A. I. Eof f as
Ibe.t Thomson. manage, and tt.'!!!ri:i2;
.ware, rooms- are. m State 'street and. betwwn Commercial and Front,- on
... Front- The loonipaay U organised tot March 1. 19T8. Within a month or so
. tinndlo tractors, trucks and autos. . (the compauy will move to its new quar-
To many an automobilo firm, the ter on HiBh Btrect .occupying the ontire
iui owiurs a wie mmcj tor u is mis urn or
ttint secured , the. state agency for the - This building on both floors was or-
- .... ftctor- - tonally built for an auto, business and
wua alKtno loading auto. and tmoit iB geeuring a lease, the Bnlem Auto
: ; dealers in, the gtate writing in to Henry- pjy will be in position to properly
Ford setting fonk reasons: why each ghow itg iine 0f chevrolets and accee
. flhould bo. appointed state agent for the gories. The lower floor of the building
new -tractor, George Vick just packed wm t, f0r-0ff icos au u7 'oouia
fcig grip last summer and headed for .llv. while the second floor, bv means
Itetrott to hava a little confidential. 0f th0 electric elevator, will be for tho
, witn. nonry. At- nrst Mr. vota rt,pair department. . '
told him Oregon wm to get no tractors , it is n the repair and keeping in o;
. ijist year. But after. thinking it over flor of Chevrolets that the buyor of the
i Henry decided that a man who would car has a special advantage, as the 8a
; travel half .way serosa the continent to lorn -Auto company employs specialists
. talk over business, was entitled U some, only who have taken course- of study
; consideration. . vt . v at the Chevrolet factory and who work
. As. a result Mr.. Viek same home wttk 0n nothing but Chevrolets. Their nie
i tlia-contract for.the . state agency 6f the chanies are -Chevrolet specialists whioh
, Ford tranter, in his pocket, envied of eventually means much to -the- Chevro-
nil auto- men- in the state. That eon-' let buyer, .'j.-. r ; - ! r "
tract -meant the handling .in one yen Every part of the car is carried in
I of mora than. $1,0(0,000 worth of Ford- stock and the stock carried 4s one'of tho
sons and .uiivor plows. . largest in the state,. Xhe owner. iO
... . . JHM Proved Succes,r .v..C'hq.r volet has the satisfaction f know-,
8lne last iugiist,. 45 Fqrdsoa tract- Ug that regardless of what part- juitflii
ors. have been sold in Marion county.. bo broken or lost, he will find what he
: t U Juirova Mk. success. unde, att th. le headquartars. ,
eonditions thatj-there.is.no question . Kepublic tires aro included in the
i isised as to what the Fordson will do. 8tock and horo aKain the houso has aB
- The main thing is to get one as the -advantage from tho fact that it does its
. umbe assigned -to the county Is of own adjusting. Mr. Delano has a direct
.. . . . 7 AAtitFat 4nr a A -iiri ti fr Ha nova thlLt
- (ulnrsft - limited. At nrcsnnt tun mint ft "uJ""Vi"ft J
FIRST AUTO IH CITY
Otto J. Wilson Claims The
Honor And Says That Joe
Albert Owned Second.
Otto J. Wilson graduated from the bi
cycle business into that of selling auto
mobiles. The graduating was about 17
years ago when he wag handling Colum
bia bicrclos In the room on Court street
now occupied by the bicycle shop or
A. H. Moore,
' Mr. Wilson brought the. first automobile-to
Salem' and it is still .here saw
ing wood. That is, he brought an 'Olds-
grew and grow until pis year the sales
were lui and tno reason ne otan'i seu
more was because he didn't have them
as during the past six months he only
sold six. i
But for 1919 Mr. Wilson ays tie will
be able to. suop'r his! trade late in the
spring, at he ha( ten promised full
shipments by- tha time. As for price,
he is inclined to think there will bt
no change for a year or so.
Besides handling the Boisk ear, Mir.
Wilson does all kinds of auto, repair
work, his. location almost at the foot
of the big Willamette bridge being very
desirable for general auto repair busi
ness as well as in gelling gasoline. :
He has been established at hi pres
ent location eight yearsi . Mr. Wilson
sav it was Joe Albeirt and Fred Wig
sins who bought thalt Bambler, which
was the Becond ear in Balem. That
was 17 .rears asro. Also that a man
would have, to own an airplane to- at-
tract a-niucfe attention as they did in
their first trips around town. ; ...
riRST ELGIil IS STATE
SOLD BYLBE GILBERT
Decided That For Headquar
ters, Salea Offered Great-
st Inducements. ;
Xe Gilbert, agent for the Elgin Rix
and Harroun cars, sold the Iirst JugJi
in the state of Oregon.
. About three years ago he happened
to notice an Elgin elimbing- one of- the
steep hills in the eity of Seattle. The
way. that Elgin simply glided up .tbe,t
hill interested Mr. Gilbert as he was in
tho nutomobile business, and from that
$23,000 stock of
for Polk and Marion counties is 15 each th f,m wl" ca"y
ionth. . . s.
f Besides the Fordson tractor, the Val- Besides the, Chevrolet, Mr. Delano and
fey Motor company handles the Haynos Mr- Eoff have tho, f?J .the
and Kssex cars. The Essex is a four Scnppa-Booth ear for Polk, Manon,
, cylinder far made, by the. Hudson peo- Unn Lan0 and Benton counties., ior
plo. Then the firm sells tho G. M. C. tho Chevrolet, they have Marion county
f.nickg for Marion and Polk counties. and Polk UIltis- For Republic tiros
This is a standard truck that as prov- thoT. have Polk Marion B;: -inn coua
en its HKofulness. ' ties.
In many farming districts, the track Mr- "o formerly factory ro
and Fordson la rapidly putting the preaontativo for the Maxwell car in Or
frw out of business an dthc high price eK"u' Washington and part of Califor
f feed has helped materially. ?' "avl,nK aqutr.ed th,? aenc'
. With-the business growing as It ha. the Chevrolet, after invest,gnt,on,Jne is
.nce Hhv firm was aiven the Vcner for confident ho has the car that tho av-
... . " - ...pu.. ivoiita fn. nlfineiiru nil urnil
as business and in this instance, he
fools he has. the car that will fill tho
bil for the farmers..
Tho first Chevrolet was sold n ito
ruary of this year, and since then in
this territory, the firm has disposed.of
230 cars. '
This year the Chevrolet will sell for
825 f. o. b. Salem. This is $130 less
than what it was sold for a few months
io Ford.-ton-. tractor, the firm is rapid
ly outgrowing its quarters at State and
3'Vont, although it occupies both stories
of tho building. . Mr. Thompson feels
that tho Fordson business is just get
ting under headway and that the bast
nesit -will-double), tnift year:- -
Monty's Tire Shop Puts
Gates Half Soles Oa Tires
rQME FROM fRAHCL STARTED FORD AGDiCY
Sraeristendent Of Y. EL C A.
Koter Service la Charge
Of 1250 Cars.
The first Y. M. C. A. man from over
seas duty to arrive in tho city is God.
E. Halvorsen, formorly with the auto
mobile firm of Halvorsen & Burns.
f Having been accepted for Y. M. C
A.- work, be was sent to New York eity.
. I. w . fM . " it 1
vick pros, rirst Began bcLr
"Henrys' in lil.-oia :
icidlaOae !ear. y
Viek Bros.,- might have been selling
mi.k and cream instead of Fords, but
the little Goddess of Chance intervened.
About seven years ago a Flanders " 2ft"
started up a hill near Falls. City. If it
had. gone to the top Vick Bros., might
nave boon running a' ereamery instead ,
of Fords. .
The itorv of the firm, is as follows:
At thi point he was taken before tha George F. Vick and Chas. HJ Vicklsa'
higher authorities for a general once-' yuug men, worked aa -common laborer '
over and to toll the what work he was at miu ne"
.,.., j , . . . . , ., . . tney bunt one oi tneir own,, run n a
best adapted to. As automobUe. had few7 ,earB and tten went -nt0. lkB
been big line of work, he was put on the ereamery business at Falls City. :
official dope sheet as an , automobilist ,. Early ia 1911, they wanted an auto
and then sent to France, s T. land an agent of" a Flander "80" liad
About tho time -he arrived at Brest.l?ne on the-ground to demonstrate. But
.hu.l. M. C. A. division ox motor trucks u w." f! "f e"m "
a in need of insnoctioi. arfd Ih. fch cerHun nui, ana me agreemrar wa. mas
was assignee to Mr. llalvorsou. - ne
assignment was completed in about
two weeks and his report made.
. The motor service of the Y. M. O. A.
included 49 ears when Mr. Halvorsen
first arrived and he wag soon put ia
charge of this division. Gradually, as
more Americans come to France and
the service of tho' Y. M. C. A. grew, it
was not long until Mr. Halvorsen had
1 Vieks and given to a Ford agent. Then
Viek-- Bros., put In that year selling
HupmobiLcs and dealing in real estate.
- The year 1913 was a good one for the
firm as the Ford agent appointed had
not made good and Vick Bros., were
again appointed Ford agents for Marion
and Polk counties. But if that agent
had made good well that is where tin
Goddess of ibanee favored V icks. That
yoar-the firm sold 120 ears, at tfiOO
each. They were required to order pd
(Cnntinned nn page sis)
4 Days-Commencing Jan, 15, 1919
Delano believes tho Willamette
MHyV Tirasbow tW lKwaortia -11? ?iU th "TT
'.. .u.. n. r - i j ,r J history and with their new' headquat-
-- ftiei that the- ti.ia. luclttdea threa Mont- "'"""J " . .. ... ' .
,. mo, r.d .tw. sons and IT Ml ThnZZ
r. fir., loted adjoining the Capital our P0""1 to handle the business. ,
-.. . etftflcy i building itgv reputation Br m n n
a , wka the-tnte. half, sola wih-da far RfY Hi ;C1tllB MVS jGC833
tins, wa of sa-riitfl w. i T. D..I C ..,.
IS VilZ 10 lCl OGIVilC
itm- tuit, owcr
The Mci:t:;tnut:ry lumilj- came to S
? -iu ;in Oc.U'b'Sr -m 11)17, from Lewu
, Montana - ( y.uing upon the wesl
Ll. Al' HMIltll. i lltl. -.11 l-ial U. Hw.f Hk.!
(v. ft-w Bi,, .,;', rrowi--. busines. auto tires, vulcanizing and general auto
J. B. Hileman of 291 North Commer
cial street ia building up a business in
r(juir.d 4i!ituuiak quarters; Thegr they wwky and he feelg-that his growing bus-
" I ro the- itiect to 177 Soutlh ines is built upon apretty solid roe,
Ova-w5ll.i. that of real service. Mr. Hileman aa'a
,7tE I - - the first job that ha does for a
f ii-iu nwcirven 1 1 1 a large supply of- man, .but those, that follow from th.aat-
: . i l . i. .. - ..... i - . . . . - t i. .L.. I
th.Q:. .,mH. . f tar hU fnmh.uM., . mobil for. himself and after usmg
Ue mMAek.:..:, . H handles tare weH known Unm of sews! y sold it to a man. wha sow
The..: sbnp .eUuua that by aaif the- tires' " Thanamd, Sarago and. taa bjd nwit ia rjaleas-n- ar boatneaat ol saMrf.
Ostcit ha'f solus, the. tire bill will be rich-' - - injr wood. "' ' I
SNUanaUy.wr(tueed.. Bjr, halfaoiugv ut. Th. Ihermeid tire ismbsUuik-ssw, - Ur. WiiM ratber got-ist the auto-
ALL LEADING MAKES OP AUTOMOBILES, TRUCKS
AND TRACTORS WILL BE ON EXHIBITION,
HEALTH CONDITIONS PERMITTING. I THE ENTER
TAINMENT COMMITTEE PROMISES ONE OF THE
BEST ENTERTAINMENTS IN SALEM. .
MWittil. it natAd,-of birriiiA. . av: new ia thak. worlds After spending lanra mobila-bminstt beaansBc. be eoaida't
. t Urn-, U M eo i mootked iiowu and hhm f moiiry and three Tear of -el- help - it- An agesrt- for. th Columbia..
. ftp iu.ia plireni aa etrtel.nw-tii emmt.-the'Thrnu)idL Tire eoai'aiT. bioyoi talked btBr-iao-bflTin(r a Emh-
. Munt. itayft. tnal nmay pvapip ptaM.iwm iirgingwut' afc.irtmIon, rt.
. kail avliaej tkei4uca.ts. retisadtagk- a- tirw for 41u tiwntryi
(lime, ha decided to handle the ear.
V ick Bros., would buy it - if the eat
could do the climbing. But it stalled,
and right there what is called Lock tr
Chance got busy with the Vick Bros.,
They eame to Balers- to buy Ford
and finding no agency here, decided ia
1911, to sell out the ereamery business
and act as Ford agents in Balem. That
was the beginning of the Viek partner
ehib that eventually landed the blimest
vurmn uuu i , . . , . - . -.
under his direction 500 ears and before tt. fcSiin. -7 lnrJf P.Vr3 .
ho left France during the later part of XU h h J
November ho was goneral superintend-1 Flrrt Year,
ont of the Y. M. C. A. motor seiviee1 firm bad but a few thousand
with 1250 ears. ; dollars and for the year 1911 felt it
In talking with hig friends, Mr-Hal- akln bi8 naneee in ordering 1J
1 Lvorsen said that he wawed with calm- Fords for th year's.. business, Ukcy
t4nemj the -manv irrmvnir bt French and oil for $1100 each. . .,
English Soldiers, but it iurelT gave one "' Chance eatho along agaift in 1912, and
a most depressing sensation to see tne "
graves of the American boys.
As superintendent of tho X. M. V. A.
motor division, Mr. Halvorsen was on
the battle fields of St. Mihiel, Chau-teau-Thierry
and in the Argonne fores
s, at times the day after the big bat
tles had beon fought and tho advances
It was in the Argonne forests that
the Amorieans did meat wonderful fight
ing' under' tho greatest possible disad
vantages. In parts of the Argonne for
est regions, the country is swampy and
in such sections Mr. Halvorsen saw the
American boys advance in mud knoo
deep and- often without food for 48 to
72 hours. ' In some sections of the Ar
gonne forests, he nw American soldieis
o exhausted that when given permis
sion to rest, they simply drobped down
in knee deep mud.
In this advance, so rapid and strenu
oua was tho paco that in many instan
ces the American boys would not re
move their clothes for weoks at a time
and as for a bath, that was out of tne
question for weeks and even months.
As suporintennent or tne iz.-u moior
trucks of tho Amorieans, Mr. Halvorsen
was one of four men to confor with
Genernl Pershing in rogard to deliver
ing Y. M. C. A. supplies in the Gorman
territory after tho armistice had been
signed. Genernl Pershing was a protty
busy man at that time and tho inter
view lasted but 15 minutes.
While in Paris Mr. Halvorsen round
it convenient to get out of bed about j
twice each night at tho sound of the i
siren announcing an sir raid and run
for tho bnsoment, and when in Now
York City on his way home, when he
hourd the siren of a steamboat one
morning coming up tho Hudson river,
he Jumped out of bed ready to run f'
the basement, such was the force of
habit. . - - " .
In superintending the I . M. l. A.
motor division, Mr. Halvorsen travelod
extensively in France, Italy and Bel
gium and at all times his work brought
hint close td tne fighting men and with
in reach nf the Oorman gum.
that many ears do not have selling at
the same priee. -
One of the best point about the El
gin Mr. Gilbert says, ia the clutch which.
handled so easily , tnar no woman
1 : -;
.lionuk-oi-ttpeciaiixiae osj Gates 'kal&J
ois, tsw firm handles- Goodrteir'aad
Miller Urea. ;--- .. . ;
"ilaviae aWft-thaJt doubled their baskj
T-Sajrsgsv tireria naeUat Sen Jiogo
XUiforais, and i oe of . the tested and
tried tirea made, on the. Pacilie eoaab
Whetc it -cornea to- pneev'tt-'rs -the Thcr-
tuiwt stnem. vomiat; ber in the faU. jilrnul .Hnr that- s 4k moat at fir
:fZmtSZRtTva Of Lot L Pesrccl&a
Accessories To Bsssssli :
dwe it home, aad.that ais the aeeondJ
ear w tho- ettyr -- ' -'- - - f
- Having had a' taM of rapid travel
ing and jtnt aaaarNeum. that an. automo-. ;
Due mgm esu -sw w -p user agvory r
lV17theMoatgsmerr feel theiaswrM HilMaaasaysy-bnt in th loa rai-etar 6-vta4 ear bbA rmsr e. Lot Lrv-Mhas bwBUlpwi
ku WaMtmeJTT $ui4, ar tauaeti theieaa wensivet Ths.kotroTia-ttled-na w Bnn.-a hi eae - That 1 f anawa iarpleiaentsv hsiawisa aad -gaa
G. G. Quacknbash Started Only
i ear Ago Has One Ot Lar
gest Tire Supplies.
!' metimes a mtn who is really
first elaBg mechanic ar.d a city who rem
ly aoprcciatcs a first eluss mot baa. j
appon to get together nud the result -i'
arupidly growing business, to tho satis
faction of tLo people us well as ue
i. h 1st; i i the bukiufM.
. This seems to be the case o fG- G.
lv.u- k i. il iwr.- . . the Quackea-.-i-h
Anto n; $ b'.iutu oa Nwih Cuui-.
im-rr-iiil si t. up in Balett.
ju.-. t: lfv onknown and .
with but moderate . equipment, Kr.
Quaekenbush today owns one of tne
most eomploto supply houseg in the vi
ley with one of the lnrgest supplies vt
tires in the state.
. One secret of his success is due to Ue
feet that he 1 pcrmitlca by his tire
companies to do all uis adjusting righ
here in Balem, without referring mat
ters to headquarters. This has prove
most satisfactory to the auto trade aa
it saves delay, expense and then a kit
of worry. There is no express to puy
on tiros coming-or going. The adjust
ment is made in Balem.
Handles Thre Mkes..
Beveray years ago he came to Portland ; ,"n" tZmh,. Z mtkinc the shift. The Qaackenbush Supply company
manager of the WintOn. com-1 - F.... ,.,,,., that i -ading tires-Penwylvawa, Vac-
But r". rir . ... t.h- Cun and the United BUtea. The
bearmgr,-Brown-Lypehapia . different stock is complete all the way fwm
tiolaoi traammsln, the same a. used tire 3x2 inches to the huge auto aoud
in the highest grade ears. . In the 44 J41- tire 7x3.. ,
gla. that, havrbean -been aold la 8a- The firm U al putting, in a pre
torn and ieinity, Mr. Gilbert says there for putting on track tire, and mthia a
h.ve bfa.d ae defective parte. week or ao w.ll aartr t;a k,y
Thc-narroun.. known as r'The Bear -sioc oi wu ut.
onnv which' also handled the Klgini
desiring to handle the Elgin himself, he
! madi a proposition t0 the Wtntorr peo
ple, whisb-wisv accepted arid witltin a
few minutes, Mr; Gilbert found him
self Oregon representative- of what he
feel, -i one of the best esr on the
Havin placed the line ia Multnprhi""" "u" " . " -si.i. i. aton a batter charging outfit mI w
ill. CSilhrt decided: tha.t-foraV; c""-"r " .TT . T" i -W - MrW. -
Gilbert, haa. the state-agency. It ia complete stok f eris.
situws dcwiada-oirtka' length? of -saKrfasa.' waa tg.-lMfcv.-Ha) did a good bwriaeea tine ewciBoavand aotewaikr tirssr fraacr
The-Tharafidia guaiaatasA f .06tlr ree .ellsitar twtt-.HaCTg eaarai ttmar-ta tiau for tt paswiS yearsyaaAJ.
f orwatd- tonaaea aeaia- daoMta' tkeb.
-fflcT- for the Bsnal autw aad taw 'Tort ttmx s na- mmm? a haaat chaegea aia locsuaa ia 7
, -.Ka-U-wp -w4B--. eawigk Urecafcl-lHh-iaair -alw.isUid; ia. kbtOToaseoWwtso- a-idtbe- fuiwi yaars he baa-rfBortator eUtfy-aarjawia-.saa ata-mmm.
s- -i am-aKip--wfB.aaeiigB..rsnsai inssarair-ataaniaiiuwisi iiaowpTiegw.-r sr- i-mwwiiwiiii
i, -..nrtiK hi w aster- hmk&?mtnAaM4mriwt nasV? recaaratrar'wf aMeflwiyeaw - i ' -aftw tamlmsinesaa Irttie
general state headquarter., '-" "i taUt br Bay oaa, M' Quackanbn.h say. that within a :
'vicinity offered the greatest induce-; tSd f he will h,v. on, of the must
menu, especially. a be feels that with- mitnn . iarE-. ock complete, auto, ahopa in the. state ol
in a yar or so there wiir be hard Wff Mmmrm aad fa-.ooeof .tha, Oregon carrying, repeara toK eaery-,
iced .rereading .f.tMWU in th.-ajr, .... thing pertaining to. th tire bnsiacRs..
rrom in mvmiv i . k.tM at ahaanor ncfaea. unmi js un cT j ,
" "" Ho BeQa fot WT", . Mf Gilbert saye. Bat thesa fa-aeaana aga today ha attributea hi. remarliabla
Ma.Gilbatt.sav tha.Hgia3eaEiur. ,f 'wma.e, dig tk a,i,g f as-to. the .fact .1""
it, f .-.fliWHt. a. rarw ihaaaaa thar..witl b hard. afraid ta adMrtoe ani.that. hi. c;-
a equal r aay 2 aaa er- relrawavreadatii h-wgaarameaarar-,
(Cmrlinir-i 1- rr Tt tha-haa.'tfc- awanK saeeilssaSfa.SAMap-- . - - . , ... waa a . . - ,