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About Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919 | View Entire Issue (April 12, 1919)
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FORTY-SECOND YEAR NO. 75.
SALEM, OREGON, SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 1919.
PRICE TWO CENTS
ON T8AIX3 AST) NWS
stands rm cent
econstruction and Publicity
It might be reconstruction and it might be construction, but any way the auto
mobile and cycle industry is in high gear. One mighty good way to keep it in high gear
is to give publicity to every move that is made along reconstruction lines. There 'is
absolutely no reason why Salem cannot be the most enterprising wide-awake, inland
city in- the northwest. Its wide streets and paved highways have already been wide
ly advertised and with the increasing payroll every year along with prospective in
creases to follow, insure the Salem resident of good times and property increases.
Now, here is an appeal to the automobile dealers for more publicity.
We have a man, in this office that has spent several years on newspaper staffs and
would like very much to help in this publicity movement in this way: Any one of you
local dealers would like to have a gasoline mileage test, endurance tour or some other
demonstration of your merchandise and also have it published properly. Now this man
will be glad to go on just such a ride. As every one knows such tests create contests,
and contests create publicity and that's what Salem needs. Don't wait for some one
else to do it but do it now yourself. The services of this man are free and arrange
ments can be made at this office.
Le is an
Fi -A T
and It will give "punch"
and "pep" to your start
ing system. The space
saving "Unit Seal" con
struction gives extra plate surface
hence greater capacity per unit
of weightand volume. Thismeans
built-in durability and power. Let
us show you your 'Extf?" Bat
tery and explain its special features,
For battery testing, filling or expert
battery advice come to our
"ExfoC" Service Station
Thlsservlce Isfree to all battery users.
Repairs, the prompt and satisfactory
kind, on any make of battery at the
R. D. BARTON
171 South Commercial Street
HELPFUL HINTS FOB
Ito sure tfi keen nil in crank case
cloiin n it (1 free from sediment.
(Mean out the distributor or magneto
!it Irat everv ItO dnvs. lisiny Kofl cloth
and removing any carbon, dust or dirt
that uiav have accumulated.
Merely follow instructions rognrd
ni care of mtiL'ncto. Don't trv to re
build it to suit your ideas, '
lit1 Mure Your Hmn'k nluys lire clean
before "fussing" with tlie magneto.
Don t allow wiring to become wet
or oil soaked.
Wat eli your valve stems lest they
bee'oiiic "sticky" and thus prevent
valves seating properly.
If spark plugs are ehuuged bo sure
they are of proper length to reach into
Don't "put off" repairing or ad
justing worn parts.
In case of trouble examine trie com
pression, mixture and spark, before
tearing down ' tno tractor.
Think first, then use tho wrench
Don t get rattled around a tractor.
Never make an adjustment unless
you know " Why. "
Don t rnee the motor it u 'hard on
wearing parts in erauU case and cylinders.
He snrn von have nlentv of fuel, oil
and water, .before going in the field.
It prevents needless delays.
Don't Bilvanen the snark or throw
open the carburetor lever too quickly;
this is also nara on a motor.
Don't forget grease cups. Clrcaso is
The name "REPUBLIC" on an automobile tire really stands for some
thing, and that something is HONEST VALUE.
The Carpenter when he buys a saw, and it is stamped "Henry Diston &
Sons", never questions the quality of that saw, for the name "Diston" stands
The man that buys a hat and it is stamped "John B. Stetson" never ques
tions the quality, why? For he knows that this hat will keep its shape and will
give him the very best of service "STETSON" means quality.
We could go on down the line comparing in this way goods that the
NAME stands for the highest type of quality and is never questioned.
The name "REPUBLIC" on a tire stands for quality just as much as
"Diston" "Stetson" or any other honest-made article stamped with the mak
ers name stands for quality. .
"REPUBLIC" means quality and the Republic Rubber Co , have instruct
ed us to maintain their good name and we are in a position to do so.
Associate "PRODIUM PROCESS" with "REPUBLIC" for no other tire
is made, or can be made under this process for it is patented.
Your car should be equipped with "REPUBLICS" for they do last lon
ger. Our stock is complete. We carry all sizes.
FEW REASONS 1.
ENGINE GOES 'BAD
Tracing trouble symptoms to the ail
ments they denote isn't always as easy
as it sounds. This summary of motot
depravities were prepared by experts
of one of the big oil refining companies.
You may find it worth preserving.
The causes of poor operation re:
Leakage of compression broken
Faulty piston rings.
Too much piston clearance.
Vo of oil of too light a body.
Valves not seating.
Leaky priming cocks.
Broken piston ring lock pin.
Faulty ignition grounded wires.
The motor knocks because:
Ignition is advanced too far.
Compression is too high.
Spark plugs are defective.
Premature ignition occurs sue to in
candescent carbon or projecting thread.
Cylinders are carbonized.
Piston head is too thin.
There is too much piston eTenrr.nce.
Hearings have too much slae,k.
l'iston or piston rings strike ridge In
Fuel mixturo is out of adjustment.
Flywheel bolts are loose.
Knginc is overheated from lack of
water or oil and retarded spark.
The overheating of an engine is
Ignition is being timed ton Into.
Valves not set; ting properly.
Radiator or water pipes being fouled.
Water pump being out of order.
Fun belt slipping.
Muffler beiny fouled.
Lubrication being Insufficient or
poor. ' - .2
liaditor being too small for motor.
Motor bring new and not thoroughly
Carburetor being out of adjustment.
Valves being out of time.
(live the right of wnv to vehicles nn-
proivehing crossing from your right.
POPULARITY OF OLD
Low Upkeep Expense Explains
Growth In Favor, Savs
Harry W. Scott
F. G. Delano
Republic Tires and Chevorlet Cars
A. L Eotf
chuiper than repairs and the time re
quired to replace parts.
Uon't run tractor over ditches and
rough places full spied; a little slowing
down may save a break.
Be suro your spark plugs are tight
and not cracked.
When tnking off nny gears be sure
to luark them so they can be replaced
in exactly the same position.
Remember that it is the empty tank
like the unloaded gun that is most
dangerous. It is impossible to explode
gasoline liquid, but a tank which is
empty will be full of air mived with a
certain amount of gasoline vapor,
which is very explosive and will plow
the tank into fragments if ignited.
Short circuits cause trouble. Inspect
your wires occasionally.
It water is changed on a hot motor
allow the motor to cool down some
what before putting in fresh water.
A hot soda solution occasionally will
remove nil dirt, oil or grease that may
accumulate in the cooling system.
Imperfect mixture causes a dark
brown smoke, and too much lubrica
tion cause., a liht gray smoke at the
exhaust. Kitlicr indicates waste.
Hissing is sometimes caused by loose
or broken spark plugs. Other causes
may lie a loose valve cap or defective
Knocking generally indicates a loose
connecting rod. Tighten it up. A
""knocker" always causes trouble.
He sure your rcivcisc lever is in neu
tral before cranking your motor.
Never "suppose" anything around
a tractor, lie positive that every bear
ing is properly oiled, that all bolls are
tight, that water circulates freely.
Don't fill gasoline tank with en
Don t run the tractor at its extreme
high speed at any tims during the
first week you bavs it.
Don't put oil in the lubricator with
out first examining the fine wire strain
er and making sure that it is free from
dirt end lint.
Don't allow the clutch to engage sud
Don't prime the carburetor too much
in warm weather.
Don't attempt to shift gears without
first disengaging the clutch.
Don't attempt to shift gears until
the tractor comes to a full stop.
Don't neglect to keep radiator filled
Don't leave water in the radiator
when engine is not running in freezing
Don't let the fan Belt become loose
so that the fan will not travel its
Don t attempt to start tb engine
with the spark advanced.
Don't fail to lubricate the motor or
neglect to lubricate all other Part.
.Usually there is a strainer at the
base of the carburetor, or at some
point in the pipe line.. This strainer or
trap frequently becomes elogged to soeh
an xtcnt that the carburetor does not
obtain sufficient flow of gasoline. Be
fore changing the adjustment of the
carburetor it is advisable to determine
whether there are any obstructions and
remove same from line.
Tractor owners say that when the
ground is soft and in good condition,
oil tractors will run nice and cool us
ing kerosene, but when the ground is
hard and the tractor pulls stubbornly,
the use of gasoline keeps the tractor
from getting too lot.
The added expense in the cost of run
ning automobiles, is one reason for the
large increase in the sale of bicycles
and motorcycles, says Harry W. Scott,
local Hnrley-Davidson dealer.
"Many business men, besides the
many hundreds who work in the stores,
shops, mills and on the farm, find that
it is practically impossible to do with
out a bicycle, as the maintenance ex
pense is so low. It means s big saving
to the man who rides a bicycle. It is
also a great help iu building up one's
health, due to the exercise out iu the
open air, ,. ,.
"Tho lack of proper exercise in tho
great American nation was brought out
forcibly iu the' draft for the ary," says
Mr. Scott. "It was found that more
than a reasonable percentage of young
men were not iu as fit a physical condi
tion as might have been expeereu be
tween tho years of 20 and 30. hiding a
bicycle would have eliminated a lnrge
portion of the ailments with which most
of tho deficient were afflicted.
" Health, strength and weight" arc
bound to follow consistuut bicycle rid
ing. Muscles will harden, color will
conic to the cheeks, legs, buck, arms and
brain t.m better for it.
"For the clerk in the oft ice who is
sick and tired of running for trollevs,
as an alternative to walking several
miles to his work every davj to the nmn
who is forced to eat a cold lunch, every
day at his factory or a hot meal i;t his
own home, the bicycle iB a godsend.
Without it they are sacrificing their
opportunity to give their bodies uud
minds the necessary daily exercise so
essential in' keeping fit."
Hurry W. Scott reports the sale of n
Cleveland motorcycle to Abe Moyor of
ONLY one completely new after-the-wtr ear ftas
beeiumnounced sine thessigntng of the armistice.
That is the Hew Elgin Six, embodying 38 distinct Im
provements and refinements, developed by Elgin
Designing, Engineering and ExecutiveiStaffs while that
Elgin factories wers making war trucks.
The New Elgin Six Is unmatched for Comfort, Dura
bility, Beauty and Economy of fuel. With more power,
latest body design, handsome finish and fine upholstery,
it is a year and a half ahead of the times and positively
the best motor tar value on the market today. Coma
in and see it. An inspection is well worth your time.
No Elgin buyer has ever regretted his choke. Ask ton
f'Inside Information,'! Sent on request.
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LEE U GILBERT
Wholesale Distrtmttor, Salem, Oregon
Phone 30 1, 106 8. Commercial St.
Mr. and. Mis. V. 0. Delano, A. I. Koff.
Mr. nud Mrs. Lewis Mishler, Allen llros.
C. J. Sh reeve and son, Lewis Frohmader
n nd Mr. mill Mrs. KrucHt ltowen went to
I'ortlund Suiidav and drove back eleven
Chevrolet cars for the Salem Automo
bile eoinpnnv. Five other cars bad just
been brought from rortlnud a few days
before and seven moro wero driven,
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Model 490 Touring Cor $857.20
Automobile Values Are Easily Judged By The Second Hand Market
Used light cars are always in demand and find ready sale at a fair
value in proportion to their cost.
Used heavy and high priced cars automatically carry a heavy de
preciation, and you Mr. Buyer of a high-priced heavy car must
stand this depreciation when you want to dispose of your car or turn
it in on' a new one.
It is a common occurrence for a Chevrolet owner to sell his car,
after using it one or two seasons, for within a few dollars of what he
paid for it, and they are always in demand:
To satisfy yourself that we know what we are talking about, just
drop in to some used car sales room and note the big heavy hand
gome cars that you can buy for a song, and then price some standard
light car and you will get our meaning.
Note this fact You can buy a Chevrolet for the amount of the
depreciation you would have to take on the ordinary big car the first
season. And if you wish to dispose of your Chevrolet after running
it hard for one or two, even three seasons, you can get the big end of
what you paid for it.
SALEM AUTOMOBILE CO.
F. G. DELANO
A. I. EOFF
CHEVROLET CARS AND REPUBLIC TIRES
151 North High StreetPhone 97