Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, August 24, 1918, Page 8, Image 8

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Florida Bus Driver Tells of
Exceptional Mileage He Ob
tained From Royal Cord
Twenty-five thousand miles on ft
United States Royal Cord Tire is no
longer an unusual performance, but
the manager of a bus lino operat
ing In Florida has turned In ft rec
ord of a Royal Cord which has mftdc
25,421 miles under exceptional cir
This tire was part of the equip
ment on a 4,400-pound bus running
between Tampa and Lakeland, 155
miles a day over brick, asphalt and
clay roads. It ran 8,052 miles on ft
rear wheel before a puncture came.
It was then shifted to a front wheel
for a run of 7,700 miles and again
back to the rear, where It lasted for
9,669 miles more.
The owner of the bus states that
he has nine United States tires
which have been In use several
months and have averaged 15,000
miles each.
The Royal Cord which made the
25,421-mile record has been replaced
by another Royal Cord that has al
ready run 20.000 miles.
How are your
look pretty bad? uldn 'i
you have them reflnished If
the cost was reasonable?
Phone us or drop us a card
and have our representative
call. When you find out how
little it costs you will certainly
have the work done.
We replate, polish and re
pair art metal fixtures of
every description.
Automobile Work a Specialty
When It's Auto
Supplies and
P. H. Keboch's
111 Market St.
Successor to
Retail Dept.
in buying and waiting for ;
automobile parts from the
We carry a complete j
stock of second-hand parts
of all kinds for any make
of car.
Axles, etc. ,
All Sizes Used Tires
Used Cars Bought and
Chelsa Auto Wrecking
■ 22-24-26 N. Cameron St.
Both Phones
A "-r
PRICE, sl(i7.- . l
X :~sm- , K. O. B. MOLINE "\ ■■•**■ ,
J. S. Sible, Jr.
The Apperson Anniversary Model
* Tourster
'* V ' ' ' • '
• '3 <f-. £'ij,'". ' '
E. L. Cowden
Bell Phone 4458 108 MARKET ST.
Tv the Editor of the Telegraph:
You will kindly fkvor the Motor
Car Industry both In the sales, and
the equipment by printing the follow
ing article in the Baturday Issue if
you think same is satisfactory,
The dealers had a hearing last
Friday, August 16th, before the War
Industries Board, and came out with
the Information that the third larg
est Industry In the world Is not going
to be put out entirely. It Is believed
that r the factories Will be permitted
to build about twenty-flve per cent,
(if the cars that were built lajjt
year, and there are many reasons
why they are Justified In holding this
Tho War Industries Board author
ises the following;
"At a meeting of the War Indus
tries Board before which appeared a
committee of twenty-flve leading au
tomobile dealers from various parts
of the United States representing the
National Automobile Dealers' Associa
tion, It was statedt
"1. While no order had been Issued
by this board canceling motor car
production, and no definite order of
curtailment could bo given until the
automobile manufacturers had sub
mitted Inventories of present stock,
tho board has already suggested to
automobile manufacturers that they
undertake to get war work oven up
to one hundred per cent. If possible,
by January 1. 1819, Automobile
manufacturers have already accepted
war orders aggregating between
$8,000,000,000 and $8,000,000,000.
"2. The War Industries Board rea
lizes the Importance of a continua
tion of all possible Industrial aotlvlty
so far as It can be brought about
without Interference with the war
"3. All automobile dealers, how- i
ever, should put themselves as rapid
ly as possible on a war basis so as
to be ready for whatever curtailment
becomes necessary.
"4. The War Industries Board has
not classed the automobiles or any
other industry as nonessential, and,
In determining the standing and posi
tion of any and every Industry, It
will be guided solely by the war re
quirements and needs as distinguish
ed from the wants of the civilian pop
"5. In view of the fact that war
requirements of steel and rubber ap
parently exceed the supply, making
automobile curtailment necessary, the
war service committee of National
Automobile Dealers' Association has
agreed to recommend ways and means
to stop unnecessary use of passenger
cars and increase their utilitarian
The cause of rumors coming from
Washington seem to be due to the
fact that the National Automobile
Chamber of Commerce tactics and
operations at Washington were more
or less antagonistic to the War In
dustries Board on account of their
not being able to gain their confi
dence. which had been a very clean
cut piece of bungling on their part.
When Hugh Chalmers demanded
sixty per cent, of the normal steel
required and at a time when the
War Industries Board in the face of
the Germans advance, was trying to
give the war Industry 20,000,000 tons
of steel in the period when there were
only being produced 16,000,000, this
was a more or less of an unpatriotic
attitude and after a session on July
Rubber Compound
Rubber compound is an automo
bile tire protector. If used as di
rected, having been tested by a wide
use, more or less upon the road, the
manufacturer feels confident that a
wide knowledge of its merits will
largely increase its demands. The
facts of good results, in prolonging
the life of the tire by increased
toughness of the fiber of the rubber,
adds many miles of life to the tire,
which materially reduces the cost of
the improved rubber tire. It is a
valuable consideration to the owner
of the automobile. It applies to the
solid truck tires also with the same
good results. It will preserve and
keep leather, curtains and top of the
automobile and can be Used with
good results on the body and wheels
of the same. Adam Orris, Manufac
turer, 318 West Main Street, Mechan
icsburg. Pa.
18th between the National Automobile
Chamber of Commerce and the War
Board, the War Board told the Auto
mobile "manufacturers that they were
to take Inventories of steel on hand,
and report promptly and the board
would then decide regarding steel.
Up to the present time, the inven
tories have not been made, or at
least have not been given to the War
Industries Board, This has caused
further bad standing for the industry
at Washington.
The board further charges that this
co-operation has been withheld, that
no one has worked With the War
Board, and all the approaches of the
Automobile Chamber of Commerce
have been bargaining, and not co
operation, As regarding tax, the Na
tional Automobile Chamber bf Com
merce opposed taxation claiming
that a tax on cars could not be psas
ed on to the consumer) and would
seriously Injure the many factories,
and the effect would be disastrous.
Yet, a three per cent, tax was Im
posed because the Ways and Means
Committee was compelled to raise a
revenue from every possible source,
and the majority of the people con
nected with industries felt that any
Industry the else of the Automobile
could well help win the war by pay
ing taxes. •
The Chamber of Commerce again
opposed taxation when a suggestion
was made recently that a further tax
be Imposed on all automobiles, but
Inasmuch as they had cried wolf on
the previous tax proposed, their op
position to the latter suggestion did
not carry any weight with the com
mittee who threw In the face of the
Chamber of Commerce a statement of
a year ago that the tax could not be
passed on to the consumer, and would
be ruinous; and the National Automo
bile Chamber of Commerce was com
pelled to admit that this was not
This "bucking the line" on the part
of the Chamber of Commerce had
brought the War Board to the point
where they Were antagonistic to each
suggestion made them, and only
through the. spirit of co'-operatlon as
shown by the National Automobile
Dealers' Association who not only
agreed with the war committee, that
they were not opposed to a taxation,
but threw their cards on the board,
and assisted the Ways and Means
Committee to prepare a bill which
placed a tax upon horsepower of 5,-
000,000 cars being run in this great
country of ours to-day. By this CO;
operative spirit towards the War In
dustry Board, and a definite and high
er form of representation at Wash
ington such as the type as repre
sented by men like Vesper and Peake,
we have obtained the approval of the
War Board, and the result was a
statement to the public press of this
country which is the first thing of
its kind that has come out of Wash
ington. It was done at the specific
request of the dealers, and declared
that no industry is nonessential. It
gave the Motor Car Companies the
state of legitimacy; it has shown and
helped clarify the much muddled
minds regarding the automobile in
This War Board has the big Job of
winning the war. and In sacrificing
industry if not necessary, and it is
doing the Job to the best of its abil
ity. The members of the War Board
appreciate a spirit of helpfulness and
co-operation, and are willing to re
pay In kind.
To our local dealers, the writer In
vestigated throughout the country,
and would suggest that dealers cut
down overhead, reshape their plans,
and get on a basis that will come
nearest to getting them by, even if
no cars at all are received. The big
city dealers will be the hardest hit,
but all of them—big and little—
should think automobile thoughts—
trucks, tractors, farm light, and the
rest—they should centralize in one
location, pay attention to the equip
ment business, and specialize on re
pairing and replacing defective parts
or in ineffective parts.
The last suggestion from Wash
ington regarding nonessentials men
tions the fact that the accessories
business of the automobile industry
is not nonessential, and that employes
at these places will not be exempted.
We do not know what they refer to,
as the word "accessories" has been
entirely thrown out ot the automobile
industry. Parts that are sold by
Supply Companies such as that In
which the writer is interested in are
known as automobile equipment.
We are rendering- service, and are
furnishing supplies and equipment al
most hourly for the purpose of aid
ing and winning the war. We are
sending to factories who are supply
ing us with materials on a basis of
twenty-flve to fifty orders from the
War Department. Issued to us through
the different divisions and contrac
Tours very truly.
Guaranteed 5,000 Miles
Plus Free Repairs
Keystone SajesCo.
G. O. GOLLING, Manager
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The above photograph Is that of
the new Anniversary Model Apper
son Tourster. the original of which
Is in the showrooms or the local dis
tributor) 19. L. Oowden, at 108 Mar
Official Agent Denies Rumors
and Points to Recent Prog
ress as Best Evidence
In spite of repeated donlale, mis
chievous troublemakers persist In
their efforts to annoy and handicap
Chalmers dealers throughout the
country with rumors ,of drastic
changes In the program of Chalmerß
The Arst thing Walter E. Flandors
did In September, 1917, at the time
he assumed the management of the
Chalmers Motor Car Company, was
to "nail the lie" that said Chalmers
production would be stopped or cur
tailed. In a sweeping challenge he
said further that Chalmers cars
would not only continue to be manu
factured, but In as far as Interna
tional conditions would permit, Chal
mers production would Increase.
Since that time both Mr. Flanders
and Mr. Toner have repeated the
statement In emphatic terms, and
yet, after nine months of strict ad
herence to the original program,
Chalmers dealers still complain of
these groundless errors.
The following positive assurance
Is from an open letter dated May 13.
1918, and sent to all Chalmers deal
ers and distributors by L. A. Smith,
assistant director of Chalmers sales:
"We do not and never have had
any Intention of even the sllghest
letup in Chalmers production, unless
through Government curtailment.
The Maxwell Motor Company is a
separate organization from the Chal
mers Motor Car Company, and the
Anancial strength and experience of
the Maxwell Motor Company have
simply been placed behind the Chal
mers factory, which will serve to in
sure more Chalmers motor cars and
a stronger Chalmers organization,
and not a discontinuance of the-line.
"For the past six months the Chal
mers Motor Car Company stands
fourth In the United States in the
number of six-cylinder motor cars
produced and sold at a prtce of
$l,OOO, Just as Mr. Flanders advised
would be done.
"Please dispel any thought that we
are going to stop manufacturing
Chalmers motor cars."
Training Mechanics to
Take Fighters' Places
Vacancies caused by the enlist
ment of workers from the Cadillac
Boston distributor's repair shop are
being rapidly Ailed by men beyond
the draft age, who are being trained
for the work.
In a corner of the repair shop has
been set up this mechanics' training
school. The Instructor is a mechan
ic, who possesses both the ability to
work with tools and the faculty of
imparting his knowledge and the
fruit of hig experience to others.
Each student is provided with a
set of tools, paying for them at ac
tual cost. He also'signs an agree
ment relative to his wages, provid
ing that his services are found satis
factory after he has Anlshed train
ing. The pay is on a rising scale
until the end of his Arst year, when
he Is to receive the sum which hi'
services are worth to the employing
company. The Jobs are made more
attractive by provision for a bonu"
for the Arst two years of employ
The school has been under way
for three months, and the initial re
sults have been very successful. In
several Instances men have alread>
been graduated into the regular
work in the main shop.
First Halifax Boy to
Enlist Is in France
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George Wert, who enlisted shortly
after war was declared against Ger
many. and was the first Halifax boy
to enter the United States service, has
arrived safely in France, he writes to
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Wert,
of Halifax. Only 19 years old, he en
rolled in the Aviation Section, and
was sent first to Fort Slocum and
later transferred to Fort Leaven
worth. He sailed from Hempstead, L.
1., in July, 1918. Army life is charac
terized as "great" by Wert, who says
that the soldiers are well cared for
and that "he feels proud to help Uncle
Sam whip the Kaiser."
ket street. This car has created con
siderable comment on the streets due
to Its nobby appearance. It Is a 'light
blue color. Tne seats in it are ad
justable for four passengers.
Making More Cars Now and j
Expect to Increase Fa
• cilities
Located right In the heart of the
great manufacturing district of New
York City, with ideal opportunities
for boat shipments to every part of
the world, for which the company
has been able to prepare to the min
ute, the Hurlburt Motor Truck Com
pany, with a huge plant at One
Hundred and Thirty-third street and
the Harlem river, New York, has de
livered Its output In the past largely
to the users In the metropolitan dis
trict and to foreign countries. Now
tftat the company has been re-
Ananced and has sufficient capital to
make It independent in every way,
the Hurlburt truck is to be marketed
in the national Aeld, and the output
of the factory will be greatly in
creased to care for the home con
sumption and expert demands. "We
are shipping our trucks," said W. B.
Hurlburt, president of the company,
whose vision less than ten years ago
was not faulty in foreseeing the fu
ture demand, "to England, Holland,
Norway, Sweden, Russia, Calcutta,
Bombay, Portugal, Spain, Island of
Sumatra, Martinique, Porto Rico,
Cuba, Argentina, Chili, France and
to many other countries. There are
now' over 800 of our trucks in the
metropolis, and customers who start-"
ed with a single unit of our make but
a few years ago are to-day ordering
equipment from us to completely
motorize their business. An incident
of this is the order we have Just re
ceived from the Hecker-Jones-Jewell
Milling Company. This concern in
stalled three trucks of our 3 *4-ton
model four years ago. then added
Ave more Hurlburt trucks two years
ago, and this is their order for an
Installation of Afteen trucks of the
Ave-ton model and two of the two
ton model, amounting in value to
$72,000, to which will be added the
three per cent, war tax. That is but
one of the many proofs we have had
of the value of our prduct, for many
large orders of this character have
been taken of late in competition
with well-known makers."
The exciting tale of his experiences ;
as a shipwrecked sailor, Aoating for '
two hours with only a piece of mast
for support after his ship had been
torpedoed, was told by Pancop Ren, i
a nineteen-year-old Spanish boy, at |
the police station last night.
Ren said he was on the top deck j
of the ship San Pugas, bound for >
this country, when he heard the cry ]
that submarines had been sighted. He j
declared when the torpedo struck the I
ship he was blown into the air, and |
when he landed in the water started i
swimming with only a piece of mast |
for support. A crew from another |
ship picked up the sailor. He will j
he sent to the Spanish consul at i
Baltimore to-day.
Harry M. Bretz, bankrupt lawyer, j
already under $1,500 bail on one em- j
bezzlement charge, was held under i
$5OO on a second charge for his ap- j
pearance at the next sessipn of court
by Alderman A. M. Landis, of the j
Sixth ward last evening. Franklin 1
Wertz, 1420 Green street, charges]
Bretz with embezzling $l,OOO. <
Tho I X SELECTINQ a motor truck you IT IS ALIKE adaptable for all kinds rp , Standard
Ihe Gold Standard 1 naturally desire to eliminate, as *of work—in the city, on country GOld Standard
of Vnliif>s ar as P° ss 't>loi the element of un- roads or on the mountain trails. Qt y allies
I r " r " 5 certainty. '
|N BUYING a "Speedwagon" you
Y"E motor truck will either con- 1 obtain a truck the quality, the -j ape|
serv © or "'aste a lot of valuable dependability and the low upkeep of iylWwwL
Spj ||j P en^' U tj| n j W^ ie " ler j" which are known quantities. lj
, 5| IN THE accompanying illustrations ]j"i '4
DEO reputation for reliability is y° u se © fh e "8-in-l" convertible
M T a known factor in the motor truck body, adaptable to all kinds
V® world. It has been gained by years of businesses. It is a big money
of dependable use. saver.
P— THE Reo "Speedwagon" is a pio- ""THE demand for these cars Is
—"■•rj * neer ofi its type. It has been in use 1 great—far greater than the sup
r~*~i for years, unchanged. It is not a flash ply—so the only way to be sure of ijWfcJk
in the pan, but a proven utility. getting a Reo is to see us today. ~
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Ralph De Palma Drives Car to
Impressive Victory at
Sheepshead Bay
The most Impressive victory ever
scored by driver and car In a speed
way contest was achieved by Ralph
de Palma and his aeroplane-motored
Twin Six In the International Sweep
stakes at Sheepshead bay, where all
Ave events and four world's records
fell before the prowess of the Italian
pilot and his Packard, The only rea
son why he did not set Ave new
wnrld'6 records may be that the Afth
already Is held by de Palma and his
This clean sweep of a Aeld that
Included the star drivers of England.
Belgium, France and America crowns
a season In which de Palma has ad
vanced from one triumph to another,
The winning of 160-mile races ap
parently has become a Axed habit
with him, and he has amassed a col
lection of world's records for all
sorts of distances involving frorri a
minute to six hours running.
• Experienced observers of motor
car performance on the speedways
believe they know the sciontlAc rea
son for de Palma's sudden and com
plete shaking of the 111-fortune that
spoiled his pursuit of victory In pre
vious years. With his hands on the
wheel of a car that has the reserve
power to maintain any desired po
sition In the long grind or to Aash up
to Arst place In the sprints, the
Italian faces event after event with
conAdenee that he need not put all
Into bufsts of extreme speed, to the
imminent Jebpardy of his tires. This
theory is borne out not only by the
victories he has won but by the fact
that he has a perfect tire record for
the whole season.
The car with which he is winning
is a special speed chassis, designed
by the Packard, and equipped with
the Arst aviation-type engine de
signed and built by the Packard. It
happens to be one of two models ex
prersly designed by the Packard en
gineers for speed; because It Is what
they produced two and a half years
ago In their Arst experiments look
ing toward an aviation engine. The
other model —three times its size—
is the one with which Wlllard A.
5-Passenger Touring ' $925 l
3-Passenger Clover-Leaf ®QOC!
Roadster Pi7AU
Ensmineer Motor Co.
Bell Phone 851&
The Cadillac's reputation for
durability and ease of con
trol is known from coast to
coast and even In foreign
Doesn't it ease your mind,
these strenuous times, to
know that the bother of
repair shops and the worry
while driving over the
roads have been eliminat
ed when YOUR car is a
Do YOU own a Cadillac?
311-315 S. Cameron St.
AUGUST 24, i9i&
Rarlor set the new world's record of
130.43 miles per hour at Sheepshead
bay a year ago. When they were
designing de Palma's engine, the
Packard englners were thinking of
the speed and range necessary to the
airplane—and de Palma proves they
gained their objective.
Not less impressive is the demon-
iPG OftS Satisfied Buyers
|\ . y | lo> - rold th tro r ubl. he no <££
R fig comfort, if you follow
§£ ' l KD the rout*, wtiish lead*
i i condition -.
Conrenient Termi Arrangtd nt&f, 4-pam., ♦y'cl**y|
101* CADILLAC tmirlns, 4-ps„ ex- I9lft-I7'l Touring
Icellent mechanical condition! used earn and Roadster*, all tnodela;
only 5 months. ftplendlrf cofialtldji! a* IoW as 1360
1911 MARMON Touring, 7-p., cord 1911 RBO 4-cl, Ro*dl*f, A 1 con
tires, wire wheels, 9 extra tires flitlotij vfg perwofftti} gooC hill
„ fcnd wheels. Climber 'UM'i'
1911 DOUIiB Sedan, perfoot oondi- 1IT PACKARD Tvrin (H* Mnumaloa,
tlonf new tires, lots of extra*, a alao 7-pasrt, Touring body* like nWJ
snap. a bargain.
1918 PACKARD 8-36 Touring, 7- 1918 BAXOX SIX Cbpmmy RoadoWr,
pass., like new; mechanically Al, 4-pass , small tlrss! fully equipped,
st a sacrifice, 1918 flt/FMOBlLfft Touring, mn 3000
1017 WIKTON RIX Touring, miles} tires Ilk# n#W; perfect oon-
A 1 condition} splendid equipment} dltlon.
et a bargain- 1018-17-19 HfJfCft Roadsters and
1917 HUDSON Roadster Buper-glx, Touring cars, 4- and #-ovl. models,
used only a short time} lots of Iftfgs <fl4gtlon, at low prices,
extra equipment 1917 HTIJTSC 4'pAgs. Touring, wlra
101 A- 17-IC. DOIK.K Roadsters and wheels, cord tires, very fast; Will
Touring cars, large selection, lip- sacrifice-
J top shape, as low as ..-..,.,4626 1917 WffßlPPfl-BOOTH Chummy
1917 MITCHELL 4-pas*. Chummy Roadster, 4-pass., tip-top condition;
Roadster, Al shape, equipped with very clasov-
bumper, shook absorbers, alio 1917 ('IfAtVERS Light Bis Touring*
covers - ...1776 small life* -6676
1918-17-1(1 CHANDLER Touring cars, 1018-17-19 MAXWELL Touring oars
Chummy Roadsters, large selection, and Roadsters, fully equipped; as
equal to new; low prices. low as *,................... $376
% Copyright registered. 191S
Don't Trust a Quack Doctor
You wouldn't put your health in the hands of a
a natural bpgi UNTRAINED doctor.
You wouldn't want your teeth filled by a cor
respondence school dentist!
And you don't want your battery cared for by an
untrained man—even if he says he KNOWS ALL
Doctoring batteries is a profession with us—we
are trained battery experts and we recognize and
treat all of the common battery ills.
Your battery ought to be tested—and you ought
also to learn about Threaded Rubber Insulation—
the most important battery improvement in years.
Don't forget to ask for the booklet "A Mark with
a Meaning for You."
Front Market
• Motor Supply
109 Market Street
| stration which this car has afforded I
of the factor of safety built Into its,
It came through the stress of de
Palma's six-hour run at 102.6 miles
per hour still in such shape as to
bring down the world's records for
all distances from two to fifty miles
'■ In competition.