The star-independent. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1904-1917, May 22, 1915, Page 8, Image 8

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The Six 46 at $1395
has set a new standard of value—for a superior ear of its quality,
beauty and power
GEORGE R. BE¥TLEY, Proprietor Rear of 1417 N. Front Street
RIVERSIDE AUTO CO • Bell Phone 3731R
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\ Motor Cars §
\ 1019-25 Market Street K
"Real Comfort at Little Cost," "Most Simple j
Device of Its Kind."
HP Automobile Shock Absorbers
They do all that any other absorbers do at from ;
one-half to one-third the cost. BE FAIR TO YOUR
CAR! Give it longer life. Ride in comfort and ease. |
Simflex will allow it. Ask us about them.
Eureka Wagon Works, Agents
Wagon Building, Repairing & Painting a Specialty
A. H. Bailey Bell Phone 1349J 614-18 North St.
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* Through the non-observance of the City Traffic Ordinance by many * '
* drivers and operators of vehicles, dangerous and annoying conditions *
.j. exist in many sections of our city. T !
•> To correct this, and to protect those who wish to observe the law ?
* with safety, this Association, hereby gives notice that it will assist *
in the prosecution of wilful offenders. t
Motor Club of Harrisburg f
X Bell Phones 982 and 454 201-202 Patriot Building Z
Save Money
By Buying
Bicycles Here
* Bicycles, $21.50 and
Motorcycles, $125.00
/i X/l\ and up.
LA J J f\ New and Modern
Sold on small weekly
LL ji JbJI Bicycle Tires from
11/1111 $1.50 up.
virM ' We re P air makes
YflrKl of Motorcycles and
▼y: X Bicycles at reason
i able prices.
BeU Phone (!8(>-W Open Evenings
Agents for Excelsior Auto Cycle—
holder of all world's records.
will save»yp.Uv^pm^4o^to
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i V ! Olre us a trial order. When ■ &
j \ ■;« you once use our I Ires you i>
?■ will buy no others. /Sf
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Printed at this office in best style, at j
" lowest prices and on short ribtice. |
% The Motor Cycle you will eventually buy— HARLEY-DAVIDSON • f
* Why not now? |
| Immediate deliveries of all models. Prices, $200.00 to $310.00 |
| HEAGY BROS., 1204 North Third Street |
Speed-Breaking Machines Promote
Much Interest In Motorcycle World
Says Heagy Brothers—Good For
Sprint and Durability Runs
"The tremendous speed being shown
by the Harley-Davidson motorcycle in
the opening speed events this year has
been the wonder of the motorcycle and
the automobile world, - ' says Heagy
Ray Heagy and members of the Key
stone Motorcycle Club, of Harrisburg,
riding up a very steep inchne near
Chickies Rock,'' on the homeward
sociability run to York, Pa., after par
taking of a York county turkey din
Brothers, the local Harley-Davidson
dealers, 1204 North Third street.
"The fact is made all the more re
markable when it is considered that
this unusual speed has been developed
with imported' machines.
"On April 20, Red Parkhurst, at
Oklahoma City, covered 150 miles over
a rough couree, full of treacherous
holes and with short turns that re
sembled plowed fields, in 140 minutes,
defeating the cream of riders in the
motorcycle world, representing all
makes of machines. Joe Wolf?r, I'ark
hurst's teammate, brought the Harley-
Davidson in for second place and the
Harley-Davidson also finished fourth
and fifth at Oklahoma City.
"This unusual cleanup comes as an
echo of the victory achieved by t'he
Harley-Davidson at Venice, Cal., in the
300-mile international classic held
Easter Sunday over a specially con
structed speeifway where Otto Walker
broke all existing motorcycle records
for that distance by covering the triple
century in 2.24 17'1-5 with Ked I'ark
hurat only 15 3-5 seconds behind. The
two carried away $1,400 for first and
second money in the Venice race.
"A few days later at Bakersfleld,
Roy Artlev, on a Harley-Davidson,
captured the one-hour feature event,
covering 68.7 miles in that time. On
May 2, Otto Walker demonstrated his
: skill at short distance events as well
I as long grinds by taking first in the 5
- and 10-inite stripped ttock races at
Sacramento, and showed nlso the con-,
sistency of the Harley-Davidson in
. short sprint work where excessive
(bursts of speed are necessary, as well
i as in the long distance events where
j durability is an important factor for
| sustained high speed."—Adv.*
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Harry L. Otstot
Harry L. Otstot, aged 34 years, died
Yesterday at his home, 1921 Fulton
| street. He was an employe of the
j Pennsylvania railroad and a member of
(the Employes' Mutual Benefit Associa
! tion. He is survived by his wife and
i two daughters, Adeline and Catherine.
The funeral will be held from his late
home Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock,
with interment in tho East Harrisburg
j cemetery.
Has left the factory and will reach us in a few davs.
Arrange for your Deemonstration Now.
of Haynes "l'ioneer" are here. Call and get one.
Battleships a Complex Problem in War
in View of Recent Work of
From the days of "wooden walls"
to the era of ironsides, never has his
tory seen such a "goulash" of opinion
as presented by the helplessness of the
bottled up German navy on one side
and the destructiveness of their sub
marines on the other.
Time was when the might of nations
was reckoned in dreadnoughts, battle
ships and armored cruisers, but the
old equation seems no longer to serve,
inasmuch as Germany, despite her elab
orate naval program, was driven from
the seas and her ports effectually
closed to food and munitions by the
fleets of the allied nations. Her navy
ranked high in the reckoning among
nations, yet was rendered helpless by
an effectual blockade early in the hos
Forced to play the game with pawns,
the Teuton caused more havoc with
her converted merchantmen "raiders"
and her tiny "untersee" boats than
naval science ever dreamed of. ,
Despite her efforts, however, food
stopped coming into her ports, and such
materials is she needed for the manu
facture of powder aim shells became
unobtainable from nations across the
sea. A weaker or less prepared na<
tion should surely have succumbed ere
the end of the first six months of the
This interesting phase of the great
European struggle is fully co\ered in
the authoritative story of the war by
Willis J, Abbot, from whom the Star-
Independent secured the right to the
entire edition of this valuable work fo.r
its readers, to whom it is offered for
the fractional presentation sum of 98
This beautiful volume, which covers
every phase of the war, is handsomely
bound in English buckram and profuse
ly illustrated. It contains 364 pages
of unimpeachable truth about this great
war, 463 actual photographs fresh
from the "front" and 20 handsome
full-page color plates of the most im
portant details. The value of this
splendid volume is $3.00, but through
the effort of tjiis newspaper readers
i an secure it for the small fee to cover
the book rights and the handling.
Take a Week For Discussing Policy of
House and Looking Over
New Models
It has become generally known of
late that the district managers of the
Paige-Detroit Motor Car Company are
without exception some of the best in
formed men in the automobile indus
try. This is the result of being in
constant and close touch with the ex
ecutives of the factory in addition to
keeping their eyes and ears open to
what is taking place in their respec
tive territories.
Twice each year all the f'aige-De
troit managers are called into head
quarters at Detroit to discuss the de
velopments of the past six months and
to learn what has been planned for the
next half year's campaign.
From May 3 to May 8, was district
managers' convention week at the
Paige factory. The most gratifying
part of the program was the report
from every quarter of the tremendous
success of the 1915 Paige cars and the
prosperity of practically all Paige deal
A feature of special interest to the
men was a demonstration ride in a new
Paige model soon to be announced to
the general public. After tho demon
stration ride and a careful study of
the deeign, tho material and tho equip
ment of the new model, it was voted
with unanimous enthusiasm to be a
wonderful ear at an astounding price.
Coast-to-Coast Relay Race July 1 to
Be Fastest Tran»continental Travel
Other Than by Bteam Trains—First
of Its Kind
Across the continent in less time
than has ever been lccomplished by any
vehicle other than the fastest trans
continental steam trains! :
That's the ambition of the motor
cyclists wiio will participate in the
const-to-coast relay race which is to bo
held in July undor the direction of
John L. Dono\ an, chairman of the com
petition committee of the Federation of
American Motorcyclists. He has full
charge of the arrangements for the
relay, and from his study of conditions
believes that the riders should be able
to cover the 3,436.5 miles between New
York and San Francisco in about 102
The run will actually start from
| Washington, where a. dispatch from
President Wilson to the commandant of
the Presidio at San Francisco will be
delivered into the hands of the first re
lay rider. However, the actual run
ning time is to be judged from the
time the dispatch bearer from New
York City jumps into the saddle and
starts on his westward journey. And
from that moment not an instant is to
be lost—night and day the dispatch
will be hurried across the country at
the best speed the sturdiest two-wheel
ers and the best riders can make. And
Chairman Donovan believes that this
will land the message in San Francisco
within 102 hours after it leaves the
east coast.
This is the first transcontinental mo
torcycle relay ever staged, so that there
are no previous records to bo broken.
Automobiles in relays at one time
crossed in about ten days and nine
hours. This meant 249 hours on the
trip, which time the motorcyclists ex
pect to lower by more than half.
E. 0. Baker made the qaickest mo
torcycle trip across the continent when,
two years ago, he flashed from coast to
coast in 11 days, 11 hours and 10 min
Tho dispatch will be started from
New York about July 19, in order that
it may arrive in Sacramento during
the time of the F. A. M. national con
vention, which begins on July 21.
Dealer In Dodge Brothers Cars Uses Old
Charles S. Henshaw, Boston dealer
for Dodge Brothers, employs a sales
manship stunt that graphically il
lustrates the growth of the automobile
industry. Mr. Henshaw has automo
bile catalogues of the vintage of 1908,
1909 and 1910, and makes a practice
of showing his prospects how lucky
j they are to be buying cars at this ad
vanced stage of toe business. Even as
recently as 1911 makers were charging
| extra for windshields, horns, tops,
tools aod other accessories now com
monly included as part of the car.
And of course, electric starters and
lighting systems were still in the fu
ture. According to iMr. Henshaw,
I Dodge Brothers' car could not have
! been sold for a profit at $2,000 in
| 1909 or 1910.
The Keystone Motor Car Company
are the local Dodge Bros.' distributors.
—Adv. *
Market Street Bridge Auto Routes Con
venient to Tourists
One of the things that makes the
Market street bridge such a popular
thoroughfare with motorists is the free
distribution of printed routes to all who
ask for them. Persons who plan a
day's outing taking them across the
river and who are not familiar with
the proposed trip can get all the neces
sary information in the printed routes
from toll men at either end of the
These routes cover all west and
southbound routes from Harrisburg, in
cluding two to York, two to Gettys
burg, four to Chambersburg and one to
New Bloomfield, with alternating re
turn route. These routes are kept up
to date as road conditions vary, the
company having changed one route as
often as three times in one season.
Hard Beth Ways.
"When children want to marry they
sometimes have a hard time In getting
their parents to consent."
"Children have no kick when It comes
to being hard hearted. When parents
wnnt to marry they almost never suc
ceed in getting tho children's consent"
—Pittsburgh Post
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Features of Reo
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Model J, iy 2 to 2-ton Truck
, | CYLINDERS—Four cylinders, east in pairs; bore, 4 inches; stroke,
4 Vt, inches.
1 MOTOR CONTROL—Throttle and spark leVers mounted on steering
column. Foot accelerator of latest design. Hydraulic motor
[ TRANSMISSION—Three forward speeds, and reverse. Selective type.
! I Gear shifting mechanism entirely enclosed within transmission
case, leaving the center control lever as the only moving shaft
I outside of transmission case. •
CLUTCH—Multiple disc dry plate type. Discs faced with asbestos
' non-burnable lining.
VALVES—NickeI steel valves. ,
COOLING SYSTEM—Positive water circulation by gear driven cen
trifugal pump. Sectional tubular radiator of extra large size,
Reo patent, made in our own works.
IGNITION—Low tensibn magneto, with auxiliary battery system.
CARBURETOR- -Automatic, with hot air intake. Special adjustment
carburetor control and easy starting.
J CRANK CASE —One-piece crank ease containing oil pan and reservoir.
CRANK SHAFT—Forged of high-grade manganese steel.
LUBRICATION-—Combination splash and force-feed system. Auto
matic piston pump inside crank case forces oil to all main bear
STEERING—BeveI pinion and sector type.
BRAKES—External contracting brakes, 12-inch diameter by 2 inches
wide on jack-shaft. External contracting brakes, 17-inch di
ameter by 2 inches wide on rear wheels.
DRIVE —Shaft drive from transmission case to jack-shaft* through
two universal joints. From jack-shaft the power is transmitted
by "side chains to rear wheels.
FRAME—Standard channel beams, cold pressed steel, 5% inches high.
SPRINGS—Semi-elliptic front springs, 44 inches long bv 2ty
inches wide; semi-elliptic redr springs, 42 inches long by 2 V 4
inches wide.
FRONT AXLE—Solid round bar steel with drop forged steering .
spindles and arms of extremely heavy proportions. Timken
roller bearings throughout.
REAR AXLE —Hammered forging. Timken bearings,
WHEELS —Extra heavy reinforced. . •
WHEEL BASE—I3O inches.
TREAD —60 inches between centers of front and inner rear wheels.
TIRES—:!6x4 inches, solid front; 36x3 inches, solid, dual, rear.
] MEASUREMENTS—OveraII length, 200 inches; dash to rear, 162
inches; stake body, lengUi of platform, 115 inches; width of
platform, 62 inches. *
REGULAR EQUIPMENT —Gas headlights, gas tank, side oil lamps
and oil lamp, horn, and complete tool outfit.
I Harrisburg Automobile Co.
Third and Hamilton Streets
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Made the Nearest Perfect Score in Harrisburg
Publicity Run to the Sea Shore j
J. W. Williamson, owner, with Charles Steele driving, won the cup offere<(j
by the Overland Motor Car Company of Philadelphia, to the Overland owner"
whose car was driven nearest a jierfect control time. The cup was delivered!
through Andrew Redmond, the local dealer. Charles Steele finished the run with'
a total of 116 minutes to hig credit. .Every Overland car in the run made a
good record.—Adv.