Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, October 11, 1919, Page 10, Image 10

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Aviator Who Brought Machine
Here in Spring Now
Giving Flights
The Automobile and Aeroplane Me
chanical School, who recently leased
the large field at Fourteenth and
Sycamore streets, have at last been
able to get things in shape to get
their Curtis Biplane in the air.
After a great many delays, due to
many unforseen conditions, William
Delhi, the aviator who flew the ma
chine here from Long Island last
June, Anally made several exhibition
flights over the city. Mr. Diehl had
not intended staying in Harrlsburg
when he brought the plane here and
went back to Long Island where he
has been carrying passengers for a
large concern near Springfield since
that time. At the time of
the machine here the local school
did not have a flying field and could
not secure the use of one due to the
summer crops. The machine was
placed in storage and has not been
used except for exhibition purposes
Mr. Felton, the manager, has se
cured the services of Mr. Deihl to
act as an instructor at the school
and also to carry passengers over
the city. Flights are made daily
from the field at Fourteenth and
Sycamore streets. Wednesday, Deihl
made two flights, one at 12.30 and
another at 5.30. The machine has
been gone over completely under the
supervision of Mr. Deihl and is in
first class flying condition.
The school was recently moved I
from their former quarters in Steel- I
ton to the new flying field. This in
cludes both the Aeroplane and Auto
mobile departments.
V Wiirna ✓
Not Your Money
But Your Good Will
We want the good will of every car owner
in this town.
We want everyone to say what lots of
folks say now —"Willard? That's where
you get a square deal and value for every
v We'd rather have your good will than an
extra dollar or two on a repair job.
We'd rather sell you a battery that will
give longer and better service than to
make a living by repairing poor batteries.
Of course good repair work and good bat
teries cost more, but we believe they make
friends and buy good will.
Let's get together.
Motor Electric Sales Coßgd.
Forster Near Front Street
BELL 2850-J DIAL 6056
Tlio only official representative of the Willard
Storage Battery Company In Dauphin, Cumberland
and Perry Counties.
Fair Truck Bodies
ri , M c.„ Built to Stand the Gaff
Auto Pointing,
Trim- Our policy is to build truck bodies that will give the most
minß: * satisfactory service possible. And by the test of "service-
ability" we judge every construction and all materials.
We have several express bodies in stock, but will build
one to your individual requirements and specifications,
insuring complete satisfaction and continuous successful
performance at lowest cost.
Arrange now to make your Winter motoring comfortable.
We can help you —ask us how. Phone Bell 2679, or call to
see i
C. A. FAIR Carriage and Auto Works
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* •3 3 ..v iitf !'&• . J
Greater Number Than Ever
Known Before Have Been
Registered at Capitol
Pennsylvania's revenue from auto
mobile licenses is expected to pass the
36,000,000 mark within the next ten
days. Thus far the receipts from li
censes for cars, trucks, motorcycles
and drivers has reached $4,975,000
since January 1, and the income has
been averaging close to $4,000 a day.
Daily reports of sales of cars indicate
that there will be many new ones reg
istered the remainder of the year and
that the record of $4,048,185.50 last
| year will be broken by at least a
i million dollars before long.
Last year's registrations were 678,-
786. of which 363,000 were of pneu
matic tired vehicles. Thus far In 191#
there have been 435,000 pneumatic
tired vehicles registered. The number
of license tags issued is 440,000. Sec
ond hand sales registered this year
under the new automobile code
amount to 1,100. More than 27,500 af
fidavits regarding 'second-hand cars
have been filed.
The work of the automobile regis
tration bureau is Jumping as the
pneumatic . tired machines registered
is already 77.000 ahead of the whole
total for such cars last year and mo
torcycles have also taken a jump. The
truck registrations have also increas
ed materially.
Lewis town, Pa., Oct. 10.—Andrew
Ulrlch, for many years an employe
of the Dally Sentinel, has gone to
Kirksville, Mo., to study osteopathy,
and Maurice Long, also of the Sen
tinel force, has gone to Florida.
Some years ago a brother of Long
went to the Pacific Coast where he
Is now foreman in the office of the
Intelligencer at San Rafeal, Calif.
Motor Car Used For Demonstrating Helps Create Market j
4 ' w£*hoibJ C'^'?*'''l r *' **& 1 '_,_,
Claims Sentiment Is Growing
Against Definite Mileage
From all parts of the country
come reports from dealers heartily
encouraging the stand taken by sev
eral of the more prominent manu
facturers against the definite mile
age guarantee on tires, according to
F. C. Millhoff, general sales man
ager of the Miller Rubber Co.
"The majority of dealers approve
j It." says Mr. Millhoff, "because they
i know that elimination of definite
mileage guarantees means, in the
end, better satisfied customers. In
other words, the tire mileage guar
antee for a specified number of
miles has passed its period of use
"As one dealer expresses it in
! Motor World, an automobile trade
publication, 'Of what good is a tire :
guarantee to a man with a blowout
twenty-five miles from his dealers?
What the tire user wants is a tire
that is always dependable—a tire
on which he can get an adjustment
at any mileage If it shows any
faults in workmanship or construc
tion.' i i
"Another dealer hit the nail on
the head, in the same publication,
when he says: 'The real value of a
guarantee Is demonstrated by the
fact that dealers in seconds guar
antee those seconds after an expert
lias marked them unfit to bear
their manufacturer's name, and in
many instances they are guaranteed
to run as far as firsts.'
"Still another dealer is quoted
as follows: 'Every dealer in the
business well knows that the mile
age guarantee is the biggest hoax
to the customer, the biggest nuis
ance to himself and everyone con
nected with the automobile busi
"With such strong antlguarantee
sentiment manifested by the deal
ers, it is easy to see how unpopular
generally the definite mileage guar
antee policy is."
When an automobile runs per
fectly it always sings a song. Some
proud owners of a perfectly healthy
car will joyfully ask their friends
to "listen to it 'purr.' "
At night, with such a car, when
one's attention is not distracted by
passing things, and there Is a feel
ing of being at peace with the whole
world, one listens to the rhythmic
beat of the engine and subconscious
ly catches the words of its song, as
it repeats again and again: "O!
magneto ignition is certain, it ne'er
causes worry or plight, an' 'tis com
fort to know, when a-touring you go,
that you won't be hung up all
night."—G. W. Morrison.
One of the strd'ng features of the
Sunday school rally at Christ Lu
theran Church, Sunday afternoon at
2 o'clock, will be the music. A
quartet, consisting of Louis Smith,
Mrs Carl Heefner, Mrs. Louis Smith
and Gwylm Watklns. will furnish
two numbers. —Adv.
In the olden days it was only the
corn doctor, the bric-a-brac salesman
and a few others of their ilk who
toured from town to town demon
strating and selling their wares. Now
almost everybody is doing it. The
most substantial business houses
have gone extensively into the per
sonal demonstration business, appre
ciating the value of getting in direct
contact with the market. But instead
of the old tumbledown spring wagon
and weary horse, they use fine,
speedy and reliable motor cars. It
is the motor car, in fact, that is
largely responsible for this new
method of advertising. It affords
them the wide range and the ileet
ness which in the former days made
such sales methods costly and cum
Many of the largest concerns in the
country have bought cars solely for
demonstration purposes. Among them
are the Fisher Flouring Mills of
Seattle. "Blend," the company's
dusky chef, is making a tour of
Washington, Oregon and Idaho, mak- j
ing mouths water everywhere with !
his appetizing Scotch "scones" and I
biscuits. The baking is done in an ■
electric oven with which his Dodge j
Brothers business car is equipped. |
Great crowds collect about the car
whenever it stops and "Blend" dishes
out the delicacies as fast as he can
make them. The car is artistically
decorated with the company's name
and trademark and is proving to be
an extremely valuable advertisement.
The results with the first car have
been so satisfactory that the Fisher
Company has ordered another, simi
larly equipped.
As soon as the present tour is com
pleted the car will be sent back over
the same route with a window dress
ing equipment.
Indiana Family,
Home From War Zone,
Tells of Suffering
Vlnccnnes, Ind., Oct. 11. —A tale
of suffering and abuse, received at
the hands of German soldiers who
were quartered in their home at
Binche, Belgium, during their en
forced stay in Europe of four years,
is told by Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dehon,
Jr., who returned to Vincennes re
cently with their daughter, Nellie,
who was born in Belgium.
Caught in the toils of the world
war the Dehons had to remain in
Belgium throughout the struggle.
Furniture, machinery and all other
articles of value were stripped
from the town, they say, and the
invading host sent their loot to Ger
Foreign Trade Bureau
Created in Berlin
By Associated Press.
Berlin, Oct. 11.—The much-dis
cussed reformation of the Foreign
Office has been began with the cre
ation of a Foreign Trade Bureau
that is a decided innovation and a
radical alteration of old-time nietli
ods of doing: business.
The whole basis of the Foreign
Trade Bureau is that Germany must
on the one hand have exact and ac
curate news reports of everything
concerning foreign trade, from offic
ial and private trade reporters. Such
information must flow directly into
the office of a man trained and fit
ted to understand precisely the Im
portance of a given piece of news.
Men will be trained to study given
countries. News from such coun
of each S ° dlrectly to the experts
The bureau Is headed by an ad
ministration board of 25 to 30 mem
bers all of them experts in various
business lines, and half a dozen im
perial officials, likewise experts, will
belong to the council. No one, not
vefn tb m e,ffn ° fflce - will have a
council ° Ver th ® dec,sions of the
r > t,lP benpflt °t German busi-
U vfi'i v 6 5 0r t rom abroad will be
i Published weekly or biweekly in the
Pl,bI News of
7ndivM ? try and AKrieulture."
Individual reports of especial value
I and Xdbute 8 d ed panipblet '°™
State Lighting Tests
Made on Automobiles
I tmv t < ! l ln l r K i ,way department officials
nfive started some teats on llehfimr A #
automobiles which have Sa, med
and P Tth f i ,r dr , lv ,° rH of
S vicinity of HarrlsburiP.
One of the provisions of the new an to.
certain CA^HI' 8 that " Kht " "ball be of
tkl if.™ c . pow6r "° aB to reduce
I leenmade foftes"^"^" 1 "" 18 havp
!st.*s°o , n th ?ot e d P Pars aa rt n t e m a P r nt H h a a r V r ? i^^
and for a couple of nights have beiS
■ stopping ears and testing the candle
power of lamps by means of appara
tus. A number of persons have been
warned -to reduce the lighting power
of their lamns. The tests will be ex
tended to other parts of the State in
co-operation with the State Police De
partment which is also assisting In
,the moves against persons who dis
regard speed limits
Strikers Show Disposition ioj
Return to Work, Re
ports Indicate
Bv Associated Press.
Paris, Oct. 11.—A French major j
and three soldiers were wounded in j
a riot at Sarrebruck, in occupied j
Germany on Tuesday, according to ]
a dispatch to the Petit Parisien. The j
riot is described as having grown j
out of labor demonstrations against
the high cost of living, in which
Fpartacans joined.
Several Spartacans were arrested,
upon which workmen espoused their
cause and demanded their release, J
promising in this case to help to
maintain order. The French author- j
j ities released the prisoners, but in
I the evening, mobs, in which there |
! were a number of men in German
| uniform, broke into clothing stores <
I and other shops and pillaged them, i
I At the same time shots were fired
from windows at French soldiers. |
A state of siege was proclaimed I
and machine guns were brought out.
Shots were fired into the air, ac
cording to the Petit Parisien.
Pillaging was resumed Wednes
day, but quiet was restored in the
evening. The strikers, it is declared,
are showing a disposition to re
sume work.
Local Branch of Penna.
Tire Stores Company
Wins Monthly Prize
The Pennsylvania Tire Stores
Company, which recently opened a j
branch in this city, has an interest
ing wav of providing an incentive
to their branch managers to in
crease their business each month.
This is n the form of offering a
prize for the large volume of busi
ness done by Its many branches in
Pennsylvania. They have these
branch houses in Philadelphia, Lan
caster, Allentown, Wilkes-Barre,
Scranton and several other large j
cities, some of which have a much :
larger population than Harrisburg,
yet the Harrisburg branch carried
off the first honors for last month. |
C. G. Bauer is the local manager i
and the store has only been estab
lished here for a little more than
a month. They make a speciality of
selling tires alone and have made
big strides In their sales here. Their
headquarters are in Philadelphia.
The store here is located at 25 South
Third street.
1 Bolshevists Retake
the City of Kiev
By Associated Press.
Stockholm, Oct. 11.—The news
paper Folkety Dagblad learns that
the Bolshevists have retaken the
city of Kiev.
No intimation of the possibility
of an impending recapture of the
great South Russian center has been
received from other sources, al
though it was recently stated that
Bolshevist bands were roaming in
this region in the rear of the lines
of the Poles and General Deniklne.
These two armies are well advanced
beyond the vicinity of Kiev, but are
not yet in touch with one another,
Confederate Veterans
* March in Reunion
By Associated Press.
Atlanta, Ga„ Oct. 11—Eight thou
* sand Confederate veterans, survi
vors of General Le's famous army,
marched here yesterday in a parnde
which was the climax to the 1919
P reunion closing last night with a
J ball at the armory.
, Many of them in the faded uni
forms they wore In the sixties, oth-
P ers in civilian clothes, and two com
panies shouldering the rifles and
bayonets used by them in the Civil
War, the veterans presented a spec
tacle which brought Joy and sad
ness to the minds of thousands of
5 spectators.
s The birthplace of Theodore Roose
f velt, New York City, has recently
R been purchased by the Women's
f Roosevelt Memorial Association,
which Intends to refurnish and main
f tain It as a Roosevelt memorial, ad
a vises the Automobile Blue Book.
8 The house next door, formerly oc
cupied by T. R.'s uncle, forms part
J of the purchase and a fund of one
o million dollars is being collected to
e create in it a enter of Americani
" zation. A restaurant occupied the
J birthplace of the Colonel and ex
- president for a time, and as a means
n of drawing customers, a sign was
" hung in the window which read:
n "Come in and eat where Roosevelt
was born."
Came Through Without In
jury, Although Truck Was
Completely Demolished
"Toot, toot, toot," shrieked In
wild alarm from the big locomotive
of the fast express a second before
It hurled itself down upon the motor
truck stalled in itß path.
Two men on the truck jumped
and ran to safety, but with a last
wild wail the big engine plowed In
to the truck lifting it into the air
like a straw. It turned over and
over in the air, performing many
somersaults and dives, and landed
bottom side up many feet away.
This is not the recital of the de
tails of some imaginative press
agent's pipe dream, but a true and
faithful statement of an occurrence
which has a sequel likely to prove
of interest to every motor truck
owner who is wondering whether
big pneumatic truck tires are
strong enough to stand the heavy
work a motor truck tire is required
to do.
For when the cloud of splinters
and dust had subsided and the truck
lay a twisted, broken ruin, four bis
Nobby Cord truck tires reared them
selves uninjured above the tangled
heap. They seemed to be waving
a triumphant declaration that they
were still alive and kicking.
The collision took place a week
ago at Hartford. The engine stall
ed while the truck was on the track,
leaving three feet of the rear end
on the rails. The tire on one of
the rear wheels received the full
force of the blow when the engine,
going sixty miles an hour, struck the
truck. The steel and other parts of
the truck crumbled like dust, but
the big Nobby Cord received the
crashing blow with no other injury
than a cut in the outer wall. The
wheel carrying the tire was badly
This particular tire hud already
traveled 11.02 8 miles, but in spite |
of its age the body of the tire came |
through unscathed.
In discussing the stamina shown I
by the big pneumatics in this colli- j
sion, the United States Tire Com- I
pany says this incident is only an- j
other demonstration of the fact that |
the Nobby Cord tire is built so that j
it is practically free from the dan
ger of blowouts and punctures. The
many plies of cord make it almost
impossible, even with the aid of a I
hammer, to drive a nail through the :
carcass. This ability to stand rough
usage makes it possible to use the :
tires oyer all kinds of roads and for I
all purposes.
The Metropolitan Life Building,
New York City, covers an entire block
and is onsidered one of the most I
valuable as well as one of the most l
beautiful buildings in the world.
Though not an exact prototype, the
tower was modeled from the famous
Campanile of St. Mark at Venice.
Of particular interest is the tower
clock, especially at night when bril
liantly illuminated by myriad electric
lights. Occupying in height the
space of three stories, 346 feet above
the streef, this mammoth timepiece
looks out upon the city from all four
sides of the tower, ringing forth
Big ■
TheyAll Tires! ||
And We Have a Size For Them at a Price gj
That's Hardly Believable ■
Size Price G. T. Size Price G. T. MM
30x3 $9.75 $1.85 32x4 $20.75 $3.30 ™
32x3*4 $14.40 $2.50 34x4 $22.25 $390 H
31x4 $19.80 $3.10 35x4*4 $29.85 $4.90
It's Up to You. You Can Save a Few Dollars Here
REM, 2133 DIAIj 4616 MB
Chandler Touring Cars & Vim Trucks g
OCTOBER 11, 1919.
Handle's historic Cambridge chimes
each hour, quarter and half hour.
After dark the time Is also flashed
by means of a system of red and
white lights, operated from the top
of the tower. People for miles
around set their timepieces by these
flashes. No manual labor whatever
is implied in the operation of this i
Become a Practical Mechanic!
and for only seven dollars a week. I.enrn a practical trade.
Make application at once.
Auto Aeroplane Mechanical School
Office, 25 N. Cameron St., libs;. Training Quarters and Flying
Field, 14th and Sycamore Sts.
—— 1 I ■■ ———
A Big Tire Sale of Exceptional Value
For the Coming Week
Also an Essex Inner Tube at 50 Per Cent. Off
List Price With the Purchase of Any Tire '
A Special Sale, Guaranteed Ribbed Tires,
30x3V2, at $7.50
First Quality Guaranteed Mileage
30x3 !/ 2 Non-Skid $10.98
31x4 Non-Skid $17.48
34x4 Non-Skid $19.98
36x4 1 /> Non-Skid $28.98
37x5 Non-Skid $34.98
Guaranteed 8000 Miles
34x4 Goodrich Silvertown Cord $42.90
34x4 Royal Cord, non-skid .. . $43.90
34x4 Ajax Cord, non-skid .. . $43.90
35X4 1 /2 Lee Cord, non-skid .... $49.90
36x4V2 Lee Cord, ribbed ...... $48.90
New York Cut Rate Tire Co.
1737 N. Third St., Corner Kelker St.
clock. It is worked automatically by
electric power.
Dr. W. D. B. Ainey, chairman of
the State Public Service Commission,
will address the Sunday school rally
at Christ Lutheran Church, Sunday,
i October 12, at 2 P. M.—Adv.