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THE DAILY CAPITAL JOURNAL, SALEM, OREGON, SATURDAY, JULY 19, 1919.
Silver Creek falls Holds a
Gripping Charm For Auto
Picnickers; Roads Smooth
kill ia aintainijt aa equilibriuas.
After sereaibling bar k to the upper
level, w went p the road farther to
second ramping ground hy the
"bridge. Hot eoffe anil weimes
ntade over eamp fire along with
other substantial edible eneourajjed us
to explore yet fariher up the stream.
A woll troddea path, we found lead to
a third fall which ia even nor bean
tiful thaa the other and tomes out
By "Peggy." ,tne. !' iurrounuea ia the four waterfall we visited at this
Couiuiuiu aa it does a delightful land pines, the traveler eione, ",;,,..
. . . r i .,.a f s.v rtnarvi rnnn Tniir ri I . - ,.-
Tde cvit fair roans oramtmi k; ic1"""" ,v"- " . 71 1Be lourta laii, wnica, j ttvri i
ad ideal picnie apots, there are lew Iriuaivraraa. uue iaing, ' ' mentioned yet ia betweea the bridge
flare in the neighborhood of rIem:niis, aa you f . ws "." and what i railed the lower fall. The
efferiii. the ehanu and advantages to, II Ub aouie perky young fruit tree. dlWn, u ,nore rtr ,horter and more
tuotunsts that ran be bundled up into actually outline laey rallo along the rug2e(i( eoosequeatlv eaaier to Ret
a. package f.r one dav's eonsumptioa crest of one of the numeroua elevation. down beraUBe cf yttt,t foothold. The
under the label "Silver Creek Plls".jW glimpsed tai first ' ?Hlr water in dropping over the eliff strike.
We found the trip a real treat. mile ahead of us on the left. The best faormout H,Met tuin a beau
Ji:ht .'clock wa the time we et view, inoU1;n, .ma ...o.c ...- t,fui ,pr,Ti wuica j, ,ooling after the
to s'srt for the falls and eight thirty irix i Biapi:iceni Btrj riimb. At an? position we could
found na well out of town on the dry acroaa tne wuiamene "'""'"'"'w the colors of the spectmm radial
roads that lead through the Waldo Hills
nd to our destination 30 ui 1 1 away.
Karly morning waa just the time to
tart, we found, for not many jt"ists
were traveling and we had the roe I t
ourselves and outdistanced cur own
Although, having heard conflicting
reports of thtf condition of the ruajis.
we fjiind that they were not at all
lad, evea where repairing had start-
ed. This allowed us to make excellent
car has reached practically the highest
point al'-ng the route.
Het snugly along the river the valley
suggest many thiiifs, principally
piuoug these is richness and prosperity
The iMift purple haxo spreading over it
lend an air of mystery, challenging
an observer to rues r.hat fame the
valley will some dar achieve.
Mot the treat of the day was yet in
store. After winding vaguely aronuil
we finally started on the lust long des
time out through the hills but not cent ueiore rearning uie popular pi
eurli fast time that we couldn't pause nie grounds just below which ia the
occasionally to pet glimpses or whole! lower falls.
views of deliirhtful scenes. However, below this is another full
And what eould lie more fun than tho base more inaccessible but quite
i.l.vimr hide-end seek witii a town and worth while aff-r lliimberijig down
ni"ietimes with several towns at once. I the steep embankment on the right
The may winds along oter and around side of the drcp. One needs sturdy
kills, now hiding pretty little villagea'rlothitig for these climbs, also atrong
..,,) .l,cl(,iiii them in the dia- shoes, for the descent calls for some
A ALBERT L. CLOUGH
ditor Motor Jerrtce Duivau QeviaW1 'of QevimJt
Copyright 1919, by Th International Syndicate.
Why Carburetors Sometimes Need Adjustment
. Don't Nrsitut To Ifmrt A Curbuntor 1 You A'note How
fr !IB ADVICE IS FREQUENTLY GIVEN: "Do not tamper with the
i uruureior, aa it iibs Deen correi tiy uflJUHted at the tai toi y, and
duubtlesa this admonition la Intended la the very best spirit, for It is
'a tact that, wneti once properly net, a carburetor will to on nertorm-
lug sallKfuftorlly us long ua condltiong do not ihungc, to that altering ila
ailJiiHtnienls uiilutelllgently or neodlcbsly will du more liunn than good.
Tbu reusoa why this advice should not be literally followed la that car
buretor and curbunttlon condition! are subject to chunge uud It li foolish
lu assert that a factory adjustment van be either Infallibly perfect or prove
. permanently right. Among the factors Unit make carburetor adjustment
occasionally necessary are the following: Changes of gnaoline quality.
Involving dlUcreucea In Ita ylicoalty or "body," thHt alter the rate o( fuel
llow through the fuel spraying noizle. The "heavier' the gasoline used,
the lest will paai through certain aperture, under a certain proaauro.
Change in atmospheric density, as between low and high altitudes, Ipsa
oxygen boing contained In a cubic foot of air at a high elevation than, for
Jnntanca, at aea level. The same adjustment that Is correct at Dunver
will not necessarily be so at New York. Change in the action of carburetor
parts with lime, due to the weakening of spring! controlling the air supply
and the alteratloa through wear, of links that Interconnect different por
tion of the mechanlam. Changes in the operative temperature of the
Intake iyatem and cylinder walla, aa between the extromee of aummer
nd of winter weather. When no ineana are taken to overcome the effort
of tich atmospheric difference, a more liberal gasoline adjustment must
be maintained In cold weather, because ao much of the fuel supplied fulls
to vaporise and burn properly. Difference In the carburation require
ment sought. Borne operator wish a mixture rich enough to produce
maximum acceleration and power, even at some lacrtOce In economy
wntle other, in order to ave gasoline, are wUling to use a slightly loaner
mixture. A motorlat ihould avoid changing hia carburetor Milting, unless
It is known to require It bet ahould not heetlate to do so when It Is
advisable. Inatructlou. uiiuutely explaining the correct method of adjust
ment, are obtainable from the manufacturer of every make of carburetor
and every motorist ahould fanilliariae himself with tile direction applic
able to hi particular Instrument.
-K()!T CYUNDKK Oil HPARK-1
Ins: which Is
quite common with
IXSPCtTIMl A I Sr:i ( Alt
A. .. wrtM-s: rtease Inform me
what purts should be spcclully in
apeoled In buying a second bund automobile?
IV J. K. writifi! The spurk ('lug.
In numbor one ryllnder of my Kord,
raronniros ao rapidly that 1 hsvu to
clean It every other day, In ord'r to
Mop the cnaiiitt's "skippliiK." The
phiRS In the other cylinders do not
larlionlie. Iio you think t need a
new rinir at the top of thin plaion or
W hut Is llio cuuse of thla trouble T
AiiMvi-r: Tiie rh.incti are that vou
will h:va to have not only a new top
rniK'. but a full set of rliiKs (or thin
ryl.iiiter. before lonir. If you mut
ty erankina tne engine over the com
per as. on s'roke of Oils cylinder, that
there is coiiKiilurAhle binding of gas
pant Its ptatou ami that the resist
fence to looiuin of tho crnk hoou
new rlt'irs are probably need
d. Hotter or, hfura chuniriiis pis
Inn rlnirs, yon m'cM try (he ex;e!lt
rnt of drilling a one-elalith Inch bole
through tiui oil supply pipe so ttutt
part of the 0.1 la illsehurged Into
ttie p!ash basin of number two
( vllndi r and not alt of It into I Ik
fnt rf.mpsr'ment. This is some
ir.ies fiund to prevent ociwilva oil
in of number on cylinder a fail-
l '; ' f. v. e
Answt-r: In a aetieral wny tlm
working part which have leir.n
surfaces that are subjected to wca:.
You should in, i mi miru Unit the pis
tons are a proper lit In thlr cylin
ilers, so thtit roiul cohipreHsloTi m.iy
lie Injured, tint 111" Imirmits of tl:
enifiini bli.illa ure But loose uud I :k v
to cause pounding no:-es; th:il tho
road wheels are n i wabbly on the
axi ends; that there Is no lilMua
looseneu In the siferinc Rear: llmt
ihe Oiiik eiots rune not worn out
the'r eves and p:n; ilwt tho iuiiei
na! J mi's b.we not developed i sces
stve tost mot'on. Ih.,t the tr?in.sm!s
slon Kcurs s'ill have their teol'i In
tact anil their beariuaa In adjustment
und thnt tho clutch la In good op
rr itiva condition, and ()it the hr K
ImutKs and operat.v devices liv.
not worn to a danserous extent.
tturlfon of ffrncroJ IfllTcnf fo noJorisf erlff b ONsurrcd in IH
enlutmt, ipaee permuting. Eddies ilerrt L. Clouih, cart nf thi$ v!Ji--r.
The Slogan of Today and of the Future
ing from the foamr spray. The stren
uouanes of the daf railed for aa early
sapper and aa early start home but
we were glad enough to be returning
again even though the trip had been
CONDITIO! OP WESTfRN
The road is open between Eugene and
Rigdon for curs, and across the summit
for wagons. In fiir condition.
Open between Eugene and Summit.
In good condition to Blue river, and
fuir from Blue river to summit. Cars
m i now get over the pass, but road is
not in the best of condition.
Medford Klamath rails.
This road is open entire length and
in fair condition. Cars ran now get to
Crescent City -Gold Beach.
Open and in good condition, Crescent
City to Brookings. 8till a little lough
between Brookings and Gold Botch.
Grants raw-Crescent City.
Open entire length and in good con
San tiara Wagon Road.
Open between Foster and the summit
of the Cascades, and in fair condition.
Several wagon have made pussiige over
this route. No automobile are report
ed a crossing the summit.
Open entire route and in passu Me ren
dition for summer travel. Tho road
south from Wulilport via Yuhuts and
Camp IVrpctua to Ten Milu crctk is
open and in pcrmaiieut summer condition.
Open and in fuir condition.
Open entire route for summer travel,
hut in poor condition. In nia.iy places
tho road bed i rough art 3 narrow, with
many sharp turn, Mid is only for ex
Open and in good condition for en
tiro length. A Douglas eouniy crew ia
cutting down some of the worst grade
between Caiiyouville and Tiber.
Cottage Orov Diss ton.
Open and in good condition between
Cottage Grove and tho I'usstou ranch.
Closed to auto between this point and
Bohemia. No detours possible. Wagons
cn get over this rod.
Open and in excellent condition ex
cept where construction is in progress
between Medford and Kiddle. Paving
is going on between Grants l'ass and
nogue uiver, making a detour over a
rough road on the north side of tho
Open between Williiniina and Tilla
mook. Very rough for six miles thrnogn
tho Grande Rondo Indian reservation,
where it la practicably impiiMablo for
several days after heavy rains. Con
struction work is in progress through
Grande Ronde aiid between Dolph and
llcho. lvtour down Little Ncstmca.
Bar don Gold Beach.
Open nnd passable for light ca. en
SparU- East Eagle.
OjH'n and in permanent summer con
dition for entire route.
Open and i i good condition for autn
travel, entire length. Should remain
so until heavy full rains set in.
Paulliis Burns via Bear Valley.
Open and In fair conditio- for entire
Paulina Burn via Fi.a.
Open entire length; with Uie excep
tion of a rough sertioB between lirind
stnne frock and Buck mountain, is in
Open and in good condition for en
tire length, Constriietioa o.k is go
me on but traffic la not de'ayed.
Other eastern Oregon roads whi.h are
open and in permanent summer rondi-j
tion are Knterprise Chico, Enterprise j
lmnrha. Wallowa Promise, Wallowa !
Powwatka, BukerCor-'ueopia, TUkor
Prairie City, Prineville Paulina. Pendle
ton I. Grande, and all ronds In the vi
cinity of Fremont National Forest.
Report from A'banv are te the ef
feet that spring wheat is filling rapid
!y and there will be the best yield ex
perieneed in many year.
. Will be on Display in our Show Rooms July 24
See this newest creation with the AERO Motor. Most wonderfal value on the
market today. The man who owns one knows.
The power plant is obviously the most vital unit
in the mechanical make-up of any motor car. Every
, part contributing to the performance of an automo-.
bile is dependent upon the ability of the engine to de
liver power efficiently as needed.
Here, then, is where the Elgin Six makes its
first claim to distinction. Its powerful valve-in-head
motor has demonstrated its superiority by
years of active service in all parts of the country.
The Elgin Six was among the first to adopt the valve-in-head
motor. Exhaustive tests haye proven that
it is the liveliest and most efficient type of motor
constructed. This fact has been definitely verified
in many ways. The famous Liberty airplane motor,
developed by the country's foremost auto-motive en
gineers, is of valve-in-head construction, as are all
types of airplane engines built for the United States
government and her allies.
Builders of the higher priced cars are adopting
the valve-in-head motor, which is also being used
more extensively by European manufacturers.
Valve-in-head construction is better because it is
lighter in weight, has less surface to be cooled, and
delivers more power per square inch of piston area
than either the "L" or "T" head type.
With its enlarged bore and removable cylinder
head, the New Elgin Six motor is noted for its re
markable powernd flexibility as well as for acces
sibility and compactness. It is equipped with the
well known Stromberg carburetor which is attached
directly to the cylinder casting, with a hot air con
nection to exhaust manifold. The oiling system com
bines circulating splash with pressure feed direct
to all main bearings, which insures positive and ef
ficient lubrication at all times.
Thermo-syphon water circulation, with the V
shaped cellular radiator and large jacket spaces
around cylinders prevents the motor from overheat
ing even when running continuously at high speed.
Simplicity is the keynote of the Elgin starting,
lighting and ignition systems. The dependable
Wagner two-unit electric system is supplied with
current by a large Willard storage battery located
under front seat.
The surprisingly smooth engagement of the
Borg & Beck dry plate clutch enables the car to be
started without a jerk or quiver. A very light pres
sure is required to disengage the clutch and gear
shifting is silent and easy. .
Transmission gears are made of high grade heat
treated steel. The shifting lever has a ball handle
and is moved by a simple rocking motion. Provision
is made on the transmission case for attaching a
Kellogg tire pump.
The speedometer is driven by a worm gear en
closed in rear end of transmission case.
The rear axle is three-quarter floating with
pressed steel housing which carries wheel bearings
and supports weight of car. A large cover plate in
the rear permits the ring gear and differential to be
The heavy service differential is of the four pin
ion type, with bevel gears of heat treated carbon
steel, held in place by an improved method of mount
Brakes operate on large diameter rear hub
drums. Brake bands are easily adjustable for wear,
and are prevented from dragging by locating brack
ets and return springs.
The front axle is heat treated drop forging of
"1" section, with Timken roller bearings in hubs. .
Front springs are semi-elliptic, double heat
treated, with seven leaves. All spring bolts are
equipped with large oil cups which are easily filled
with a squirt can. -
The full cantilever rear spring suspension, of
special Elgin design, has won unqualified praise for
its remarkable contribution to motoring ease and
comfort. Tnis improved construction provides a
really wonderful ease of action which makes the use
of- shock absorbers unnecessary.
The rugged pressed steel frame is strongly re
inforced with cross members and gusset plates. It
is of the tapering type, with kick-up over the rear
Absolute alignment of the rear axle is secured
by the latest design-torque arm of unusual strength,
which also takes the driving torque.
An 18-gallon gasoline tank is Ijung in rear un
der frame, and fuel is delivered to the carburetor
by the Stewart vacuum system.
The extra tire rim is carried at the rear by two
strong malleable arms, reinforced with a cross bar
which holds the tail lamp and license plate.
The Elgin Six chassis represents an assembly of
mechanical units that have endured the test of con
tinuous service and proven their unvarying depend
ibilitv. Every part is so readily accessible that neces
sary adjustments can be made easily and swiftly.
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Lee L. Gilbert, Distributor, Salem, Oregon
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In a letter
trip as fellows:
liTcrget If .-Br. At Hot.c
Reach South Dakota Ia
FIovm Dar? FroTi Hffe! "We "iv'"1 hfr fe "n'' nai ,f"
' 'one day in Yellowstone Tark. (jot here
Kleven and one balf days fiom Sa ; tfc, mtalag f JllIy 2. Nc ,er iU a
Is m to Woon.H ket, 8 P., in Ihe !bit ot flr trou h, the li.le tiip. ilet
made tv V. XI. Tindle and family, of a rth ki,u (1Uch(d or
Hrownsville, wlie reeentlv M.sed ttira fued.
this eity in their Mjjia fx at ine stan .-Can't my en.-h for the tlpin. Hadi
or a teur that is to tane tnem ever
H lee h. (lillert, Elgin Pa11l.fJnwl5f.riT Rf"'!f
r. Tindle tell, cf tLcirL 1 ". WOWg
Advised For Motorists
. Making Trip To Ported
Of the several routes between 8a
lem and Tortkiad tB rau.-Nowherr;
road is l v far the best one te tase at
present. svs I.ee L. tiilbert, KIrib Ml
The ror.ds to the pavement at Xew
jlierg are in fjir'y gmid shape he re
ports. In Roiiijj to Portland Wednes
day Mr. tiilliert tixik the Dundee drtenr
around the rmistriwtii work on
the other side ef N'ewberg dusty and
Irnuh. A tn-tter delour is to turn to the
Ii ft in Nenlh-rg and n-tern to the high
way a shi.rt distance beyta.l t:.e streteh
distnliufor, who has been over ail of thai
a U.velv talk with the Litis ixan at rtmds in th 1'sst two weeks a-,d relnrn-1 The t)ri .)n I it jr Courier h:. len sold
4,(0tl mile of road before taev return Huri1 'a D., he r.ld 49 tigin last Ld fr-.m the R.xte t'itv Thursday after-j'" n,rknul CwvlJ Baooer l'ul
bob ever t:ie rnutc be dis. ii.siiin; eminr, and the name (baneed
til tue t'lai kaiiii g liariiH r tjij;re.