Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, September 07, 1918, Page 8, Image 8

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Visiting All State Capitals on
His Fifth Tour of the
United States
For the fifth time in his career as
a professional auto driver, E. G.
(Cannon Ball) Baker, of Indianapolis,
is making a test tour which will
touch every capital in the United
The trip began July 1, Mr. Baker
drives a Revere automobile equipped
with United States Royal Cord tires.
Previous to this trip, Mr. Baker had
made four similar tours of the United
F. O. B. MOLINE \ /
J. S. Sible, Jr.
Copyright registered, 1918
Why Worry About Insulation?
There's only one time that you ought ever to think
about insulation that's when you BUY your
Right then is the time to remember that Threaded
Rubber Insulation is the most important battery
improvement in years—and the greatest trouble
Remember that it can be had only in the Still Better
Willard Battery.
You'll know the Still Better Willard by the mark that
stands for Threaded Rubber Insulation.
Come in and ask about this battery; and get a copy
of the booklet "A Mark With a Meaning for You."
Front Market
Motor Supply
109 Market Street
T> UYING a truck to-day isn't like buying eggs man who buys a REO TRUCK knows
or butter; it is a question that must be J- the dependable reputation it has and that
given considerable thought Much depends on it will give him satisfactory, economic service
the stability of that truck. for a long time.
A BUYER wants to know just what the cost fPHAT is why there are so many REOS on
of operation will be, and whether that J- the streets. Yet the supply is limited and
truck will give him regular, every-day service I you are thinking of buying a REO, better
or Just intermittent service. see us at once.
XJE WANTS to know whether that truck will "I XT E HAVE a few on hand for immediate
last six months or a couple of years and the alf
give satisfactory service during that time. around work.
States in Cadillac and Stutz cart..
Those trips were made In four
months, but at the rate" he is now
traveling, he expects to linish the
present tour in two and a half
The Cannon Ball left Indianapolis
on July 1 and made a swing through
Missouri, Nebraska and Kansas to
the southwest. From there he left
for the coast, whence he will proceed
across the northern states to Maine
and bBck through the New Englcftid
states down to Frankfort Ky., the
last capital on the Journey.
Up to this time Mr. Baker reports
no tire trouble, except from nail
punctures. His greatest record as a
driver was made last September when
he traveled from New York to Cali
fornia on a mortorcycle in Ave days.
He is accompanied on the trip by
Freddie Oarver, who keeps all the
Telling of T. A. Williams'
Part in Making Batteries
"Nearly every car owner knows
that Mr. T. A. Willard had a great
deal to do with the starting battery,
says T. C. Wtldermuth, president of
thie Front-Market Motor Supply
Company, but only a few know of
the part he took in making electric
starting and lighting practical for
"Long before electric lighting was
seriously considered, Mr. Willard had
perfected a battery for lighting rail
way coaches and was familiar with
every detail of the system. This was
in the days when all motor cars were
"autos" and had to be "wound up
when acetylene lights were the best
to be had. and the spark came from
a set of dry batteries.
"Electricity had one big job on the
automobile that it didn't have on the
Pullman —that was starting. As
starting, even with the most eco
nomical motor took considerable cur
rent, the battery had to be kept well
"One of Mr. Willard's biggest Jobs
in automobile starting and lighting
was to make a generator that would
keep the battery "on charge" all the
time except when the engine was go
ing very slowly. He developed the
extra-brush system of regulation
which regulates the charging regard
less of the engine speed.
Another important thing Mr. Wil
lard did was to help perfect the small
low-voltage lamps that are used for
head and tail lights and for light on
the dash. He not only advocated low
voltage lamps, but proved that bet
ter results were possible with 6 or 12-
volt systems than with the earlier
24-volt system. The higher voltages
are now rarely found.
The most recent and perhaps the
greatest contribution Mr. Willard
ever made to automobile electric
lighting is the Threaded Rubber In
sulation. By this invention the use
of durable, long lived rubber insula
tion in automobile starting and light
ing batteries was made possible for
the first time. In a way that was
characteristic of Mr. Willard's in
genuity he solved the problem of
inserting nearly 200,000 tiny threads
in each one of the battery insula
Killinger, Pa., Sept. 7.—The man
ager of the union picnic paid $l5 to
the Red Cross out of the proceeds
of the refreshment stand.—Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Ferron, of Brooklyn, N.
Y., are spending the week here vis
iting relatives. —Mr. and Mrs. Ben
ton P. Neagley and Mr. and Mrs.
Elmer T. Wttmer, and daughter,
motored to Harrisburg recently.—
Mr. and Mrs. Augustus Carameny,
of Millersburg, were guests of Mr.
and Mrs. G. M. Philips on Sunday.—
Miss Margaret Zerby, who accepted
a position at Harrisburg several
weeks ago, paid a visit to her par
ents over the weekend. —Ralph Lan
dis and family, of Rife, were en
tertained at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Peter Detweiler on Sunday.
German agents with German
money are busy trying to hinder oil
production in Mexico. Mr. George
MacAdams, who discusses present
conditions in Mexico fully in the-Sep
tember World's Work, says:
"There are recurring strikes and
threats of strikes among the work
ers connected with the oil industry.
The strikes are well financed. The
agitators have a constant supply of
funds. Some of these labor out
breaks have reached serious propor
tions. The funds were supplied to
the German consul through the no
torious Hamburg-American group of
plotters, formerly operating in New
York but now residing in internment
camp or federal prison.
When It's Auto
Supplies and
P. H. Keboch's
111 Market St.
Successor to
Retail Dept.
Willys-Overland Co. Watches
All Refuse; Uses Every
thing Possible
"Since the needs of war have placed
eatables, wearables and all products
at a premium, waste at this time is
almost considered an offense against
utimate Allied success," said one of
the officials of the Willys-Overland
"In a plant the size of ours, con
stant thought and study has been
given to these matters so that when
the finished car leaves the plant noth
ing has been wasted except the ex
"To undertake an outline of the
various ways in which this is done
would require reams of paper but
some of the more striking instances
of saving which we have worked out
netted a total reduction in which
waste has been reduced to a mini
"In the motor-test department
where a final run smooths out all the
bearing and working parts before the
motor is installed in the chassis, at
ordinary production periods hun
dreds of them are kept running until
the experts in charge are satisfied
that they are quiet, and absolutely
smooth in action. During this run
ning period there is not the least loss
of power. Every motor is hooked on
to a dynamo which is set at the prop
er load to give the motor a thorough
block-test. All of the current gen
erated by these motors is used in the
factory for turning machinery of
various kinds.
"In the wood-working department
every bit of "the sawdust is collect
ed and saved for packing and other
purposes while the wood scraps which
are not fit for any other use are
burned under boilers for power pur
"Where small parts are machined
in oil, the parts are placed in a re
ceptacle made for the purposes. The
machine works much like a cream
separator, the machined parts, cov
ered with oil are placed in the center
and then revolved at a high rate of
speed. Centrifugal force automatic
ally separates the oil which is thrown
through the screen in the receptacle
holding the oily parts.
Cadillac Preferred
by Foreign Officers
Ensign Paddock, of the United
States Navy, now stationed on the
coast of France, adds his bit to the
flood of Cadillac commendation that
is flowing across the Atlantic from
the scene of strife. He comments
particularly on the liking for the Cad
illac displayed by Allied officers, in
ferring that they prefer this Ameri
can car to those of their own coun
try's manufacture. His letter says
the officers' enthusiasm over the car's
performance goes up in leaps and
bounds when they get a glimpse 01
the eriglne. He writes his brother at
White Plains, N. Y.. as follows:
"One of the greatest joys in this
as well as in the other* countries of
our Allies through which it has been
my good fortune to travel, is the very
familiar and homelike sound of the
Cadillac horn.
"In all the places where Ameri
cans are stationed, you will find one
or more of the old stand-bys, all
dolled up either in battleship gray or
olive drab, according to the branch of
service to which they belong, Navy
or Army.
"They are in use everywhere, and
it is not an uncommon sight to see a
57 go tearing along with an American
bluejacket at the wheel and Allied of
ficers in the tonneau.
"As an illustration of the popu
larity of the Cadillac here, at this
base there is a French Admiral who
'rates' a very well-known foreign
car, but the frequency with which
this car is 'not available for immedi
ate use' is remarkable. I am begin
ning to be suspicuous of his motives,
as he immediately calls for a Cadillac
and you can see him drive through,
his face wreathed in smiles.
"The Cadillacs stationed at this
base are 'on watch' twenty-four hours
a day, seven days a week. It is real- j
ly quite amusing to note the fre
quency with which the Cadillac is
pressed into service by the foreign
officers, and I say in all sincerity that
the Cadillac is making a name for it
self here just as it has so over
whelmingly done In the states.
"If after seeing so many of them
perform such splendid service over
here, I could only talk to some of
those at home who may be held up
on the delivery of their cars I am
confident that those who are the loud
est grumblers would be only too will
ing to sacrifice the cars in order to
help along such a cause as ours.
"I might add that I noticed 10,753
miles on the speedometer of one of
the cars at this base, and the enlist
ed man who drives it tells me that
three of his original shoes are still
on the car. He is getting better than
ten miles a gallon, which, In my esti
mation, is remarkable, taking into
consideration the awful condition of
the roads and the tremendous speeds
at which these cars are driven.
"He also told me that the foreign
officers he drives are most enthu
siastic while riding, but as soon as
they look under the hood and get a
glimpse of the marvelousiy compact
and businesslike little eight-cylinder
'V' type motor, they go simply wild."
Pastor Stops Sermon
to Buy War Extra
Seymour, Ind. Union church
services at Shields Park here one
Sunday night were interrupted long
enough for the Rev. Charles W.
Whitman, pastor of the First Metho
dist Episcopal Church, who presided,
I to read the headlines of the Sunday
special war edition issued by an In
dianapolis paper.
While making an announcement
just preceding the sermon, the min
ister heard a newsboy on the
grounds shout, "News extra!" He
obtained a copy and read that the
Americans had captured Chateau-
The announcement resulted in
great applause. Several newsboys
then went through the aisles of the
Park Tabernacle and sold quite a
number of papers to persons in the
audience who were afraid that the
supply would be exhausted before
the meeting adjourned.
Kaleigli, N. C. A bird's nest
that had fallen from a tree in a
park near Baltimore, Md., after it
had weathered many a hard wind,
has just been placed in the North
Carolina Hall of History here along
side war relics and other things be
cause the bird used local building
material, in the form of a bank
check of a Raleigh bank, in mak
ing its home safe and snug. The dis
tance between Raleigh and Balti
more is about 325 miles by rail, but
it is much shorter as the crow files.
Ornithologists here say the nest is
either that of a robin or a thrush.
Many Visitors Spending
Pleasant Days at Dauphin
Duupliin, Pa., Sept. 7.—Miss Lulu
Emert has returned to tho State
Hospital, Graystone Park, Morris
Plains, N. J., where she is a nurse,
after being suddenly called home by
the serious lillness of her mother,
Mrs. Stephen Cauffman, who Is
much improved now.—Mr. and Mrs.
Dick Feaser, of Philadelphia, spent
the weekend with Mr. Flaser's par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel Feaser.
—Miss Naomi Ebersole, of Roaring j
Branch, is the guest of her cousins,
Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Williams. —
Miss Leanna Knupp has returned
from a visit at Fox Chase. —Miss
Katharine Breckenrldge and Miss
Eleanor Jones, of Harrisburg, were
recent guests of Miss Ethel Romaine
Forney.—Mr. and Mrs. Frank J.
Wallis returned on Sunday from a
short visit with Mr. and Mrs. E.
Wayne Singer, who recently moved
to Bloomsburg.— Ralph Knapp, Wil
liam Knapp, Clifford E. Hocker and
William Shannesy left on Thursday
for Camp Greenleaf, Georgia, where
they entered the United States Na
tional Army. Mrs. Harry Young
and children, Buelah and Harry, Jr.,
left for their home at Atlantic City,
on Tuesday, after spending the sum
mer with Mrs. Younfc's father, T. A.
Sweitzer.—Mr. and Mrs. Guy Wal
ter, of Chester, Pa., former residents
of Dauphin, spent Monday in town.
Mr. Walter holds a splendid position
as an instructor in riveting at the
Hog Island shipyards.—Mrs. Alice
B. Hess, who has had charge of the
Community Kitchen at Chambers
burg, spent Saturday with Mrs. W.
P. Clark, on her way to Riverside,
N. J., where she was called on ac
count of the illness of a friend.—
John Bricker has returned home
from a visit at Decatur, 111., where
he was the guest of his daughter,
Mrs. David Lewis. —Edward Rhoads,
of Camp Meade, spent the weekend
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
James Rhoads. —Mr. and Mrs. Rob
ert Gohl, of Harrisburg, are spend
ing the weekend at their summer
home here.—Howard Bell Hummel,
of Philadelphia, an electrician of
the Baldwin Locomotive Works, is
spending his several weeks' vacation
with his grandmother, Mrs. Sabra
M. Bell. —Mr. and Mrs. Parker Co
frode, of Johnstown, were the week
end guests of Mr Cofrode's sister,
Mrs. Walter Speece, at Speeceville.
—Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Starry and
family, of Harrisburg, returned
home on Monday after spending the
summer at The Waldheim, along
tho river.—Mr. and Mrs. Edward
Shaulter and daughter, Edna, spent
several days at Lehighton.—Miss
Elizabeth Crouse left on Monday for
Lebanon, where she is a teacher in
the public schools.—William Bell
Clark, of The Press, Philadelphia,
spent several days with his parents,
Dr. and Mrs. William P. Clark. —
Mr. and Mrs. Simon Oyster and
family, of Harrisburg, are spending
several weeks at tho Worcester cot
tage on the mountainside. —Mr. and
Mrs. Landis Strickler and children,
Lois and Martha Elizabeth, of Hum
melstown; Miss Etta Kobenslaugh
and Miss Mary Cleckner, both of
Harrisburg, were guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Albert Warner, over Labor
Day.—Miss Blanche Rutter, of Mil
lersburg, was a recent guest of Miss
Susan Jackson.—Miss Olive Douden
lias returned home from a visit to
Philadelphia.—Miss Nora Crouse, a
teacher in the Steelton public
schols, Is spending the wekend at
her home here.—Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Bowman and children, of
Renovo; Mrs. Harry Reed and son,
Russell, and Miss Helen Henninger,
spent last week camping on Reed
Island, in the Susquehanna river.—
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Maurey and
daughter. Miss Lydia Maurey, are
spending several weeks at Harris
burg, Paxtang and Penbrook with
Reception at Duncannon
For New Pastor of Charge
Duncannon. Pa., Sept. 7.—The
Rev. J. C. Reighard, pastor of the
Blain Lutheran Church for the past
twelve years, and who recently ac
cepted a call from the Marysvllle-
Duncannon Lutheran charge, was
tendered a reception in Christ Luth
eran Church here on Wednesday
evening.—S. E. McCullough, cm
ployed at the Standard Novelty
Works, suffered the loss of the end
of a finger on the right hand when
it came in contact with a saw on
Tuesday evening.—Harry Hamilton
has moved from Ann street to his
new bungalow in Lincoln street
The borough high school began the
term on Monday morning with the
following enrollment: Senior class,
II; junior, 12; sophomore, 19;
freshman, 25. J. L. L. Bucke, prin
cipal; Miss Mildred Dunkle, first as
sistant; Miss Zelda Lomer, second
assistant. The graded schools will
open September 16.—Miss Gladys
Lewis has gone to Manheim, Lan
caster county, where -she will teach
the fifth and sixth grades of the pub
lic schools.
Shlppensburg, Pa., Sept. 7.—Two
poolrooms of town have closed on
account of business depression.—
Harry Robinson and family, of York,
spent Sunday here.—Word has been
received in Shippensburg that How
ard Boody, of Bedford, a former em
ploye of the Beistle Company here,
was killed In action on August 17.
Mrs. Ellen Clough and Miss Ella
Lupp spent several days at Harris
burg.—Guy Watterick, of Baltimore,
spent several days here.—Miss Car
rie Grunden, who spent a month
with Miss Catherine Laughery, has
returned to her home at Easton, Md.
—John Laughery and son, Harry,
of Baltimore, spent several days
here. —Carl Clippinger, of the Unit
ed States Army, was home on fur
lough.—Mrs. G. W. Sherrlck spent
several days here. —Clark Sheaffer
was elected superintendent of the
Messiah United Brethren Junior So
ciety to fill the vacancy caused by
the resignation of Mrs. Ira Dlehl.
How are your chandeliers—
look pretty bad? Wouldn't
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
Local Dart Owner Says They
Are Fast Taking the
Right Place
"The percentage of inquiries for
closed cars is very much greater than
in any past year," says the local
dealer in Dort cars.
"War time thrift in a large meas
ure explains this, but I have no
doubt the result will eventually be
the supremacy of this type.
"Take r. Dort Four-season car, com
bines utility and comfort with eco
nomy. It serves motoring require
ments at any time of the year at
small cost. It's a car you can drive
yourself and still it's exclusive and
"The once prevailing notion that
the closed or convertible car could
not be made cool enough for sum
mer use has been dispelled by closer
acquaintance with it. It is not only
practically as cool as an open car,
but is cleaner and more pleasant to
ride in. And it is of course the only
car for winter."
Farmer Discovers Truck
Is Good-Paying Investment
When President Wilson issued his
call for greater efficiency on Ameri
can farms, certain localities distin
guished themselves by responding in
a quick and scientific manner. Otto
N. Gall, who lives on a farm just out
side of Columbus, Ohio, has attained
leadership in that vicinity. Gall's
success in "speeding up" his farm
work by motor power is a veritable
industrial romance. His story would
make the farmers of a generation
ago dumb with wonder.
In approaching the problem of
making the farm work efficient in the
highest modern sense. Gall reached
the conclusion that a great deal of
golden time was wasted, absolutely
lost by the old-fashioned methods of
getting produce to market. One man
and a motor truck. Gall reasoned,
ought to do the work of two or three
drivers and teams.
He investigated the truck situation,
invested in a one-ton Republic truck
and since then has taken all his pro- i
due—lettuce, rhubarb, beets, corn, !
in fact all manner of produce—to j
market In three trips a week to the !
city. He loads his truck to capacity ,
late in the afternoon, gets up two
hours later in the morning than he
used to in the "good old days" of ;
horse-drawn market wuvrons, g-oes
down to the garage, and a moment I
is off to the city.
"I used to have to feed and water j
the horses, curry them, then wash
and change my clothes before going
to the city," says Mr. Gall in an
enthusiastic letter to Republic offi- i
cials, "but no more horses for mine, j
I don't keep any account of costs, but '
I know I am making more money j
than I ever did. What's more I'm
happier, and no single business deal 1
I ever made has brought better re- I
turns than the Investment in this
Republic truck."
With the price of feed and increas
ing cost of horse upkeep there is no |
question of the money-saving econo- j
my of the truck over horse-drawn
vehicles. The truck cats only while i
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5-Passenger Touring $925 j
S-Passenger Clover-Leaf (tqoc
Ensminger Motor Co.
Bell Phone 3515
Plows An Acre Of Ground At Cost Of 44 Cents
In Competition With Nine Other Tractors REED Comes Out
Both Tractor And Driver Were New To This Work
Following Is the Report of Plowing Contest at Oakdale Grangers Picnic, *
August 29, 1918. I
1 8-16 2 14-inch I—3o1 —30 2-3 13 1-3 $ .47
2 (REED) 12-20 2 14-lnch 1—32 2-3 11 1-3 .44 1
3 3.0-18 2'14-lnch 2—14 2-3 6 1-8 11 1-3 .77
4 12-25 3 14-inch 48 2-3 14 2-3 12 2-3 1.47
6 9-18 2 12-inch I—ll 1-3 9 .63
6 12-25 3 14-lnch 44 6 2-3 8 .75
7 12-25 3 14-lnch 48 6 2-3 .58
8 9-18 2 14-inch 1—37 16 1.13
9 # 12-20 2 14-lnch Withdrawn
The Reed Is Distributed In This District By *
I. W. DILL, Prop.
it works. Even the lightest truck
does us much as several teams, and
it works day and night without get
ting tired or sick In the busy season.
The truck works as well on Icy roads
as good roads. Delivery points which
formerly required a day's hauling to
the load are now reached in a few
hours, one truck hauling a load that
f JB. I Wherever particular people are
\ i M found there you will find our cars repre
✓ (y IrjrtJP f £ sented. While our cars are of the better
Sf fir" jf MTT M I sort, our prices are exceptionally low.
if Hl l IVTT I I' See us before telecting your car elee
<-■>, I iff * n II where. 1000 TO SELECT FROM
—— l L Z—IC. Ifi „ 1917 KIDDLE Sportsmen
*— l 1 ' Model, 4-pan.; wire
LI I. . wheels: very .nappy.
■1- • SfePty 1017 STEARNS-KNIGHT
-OR.Touring, 8-cyl., alio 4-
G&rJK tfj—4ft Nl\ cyl. model; very quiet;
7fmj loiH-iV-m''" S'TUDEBAKER
I PffiM tJUy xyv lX^ a "yrw! Touring cars and Ro&d-
I V*V Btera, 4- and 6-cyl. mod-
■j'l'l ela; as low as ....$428
\ 11017 WHITE 4-45 Touring, 7-pai..
\\MJiS/ splendid condition; shows no wear;
1918-17-10 MAXWELL Touring cara
1918 DODGE Sedan, perfect mechan- and Roadsters, all fully equipped;
leal condition; tires like new; a an low as $350
.^ rgaJn ' I®lB CHEVROLET 8-cyl. Touring,
1918 OLDSMOBILE 8-cyl. Touring, run only 2000 miles; splendid con
7-pass., practically new; run only dition.
2400 miles. 1918-17-10 CHANDLER Touring cara
1918 BLICK 0 Touring, used only 6 and Chummy Roadsters; large
months; also Roadster, like new. selection: low prices.
1918 PACKARD Twin Six 8-25 Tour- 1917 OAKLAND SIX Touring, also 8-
ing, A 1 shape; used only a short cyl. Touring; splendid equipment.
splendid equipment. 1917 COLE 8 Chummy Roadster, 4-
1918 STtDEDAKEK SIX Touring, pass., very powerful; splendid con
also 6-cyl. Roadster; both cars like dition.
, new 1917 HUPMOBILE Touring, equal to
1918 CADILLAC Touring, 8-cyl., new; splendidly equipped.
splendid condition; shows no wear; 1917 KINO 8 Touring, tip-top shape,
mechanically Al. fully equipped.
1918-17-16 DODGE Roadsters and 1917 BKLHCOK 4 Touring, small
louring cars, equal to new, largo tires; very economical $450
! ? w Prices. 1917-10 FORDS, Roadsters, Touring
1917 HAY.NEB 0 Touring, 7-pass., ex- cars, Coupes and Sedans, at low
cellent condition. prices.
1917 HUDSON Roadster Super-Six; Al 1917 CHALMERS 6 Touring, Al con
shape; a snap. dition; lots of extras $678
Tire Emporium
We Have a Complete Stock of All Sizes and
Kinds of the Following Tires
Goodrich ———
Sterling BEST
Kelly-Springfield SERVICE !
Accessories Perfection
Motor Oils y nit ® d State "
Gasoline Sterling
Free Air Goodrich
G. G. GOLIJING, Mgr. BELL 4458
would have required three or lout
On the present market lor fan*
products, records comparing the cost
of horse haulage with the operating
costs of Republic trucks show a sav.
lng in favor of the trucks of 20 pes
cent, to 50 per cent, more than last