THE IN THE MOTOR TRADE' The Oakfand Motor Car Company report a record run made by an Oakland stock car from New York to Pittsburgh, a distance of 297.J nllea. The trip was made - on seven and five - eighths gallons of gsso - rHn. for an average of 8.5 miles to the gallon. In the twentieth annual financial report of the Reo Motor Car Cora - f'anr for the fiscal year ending August August 11, 1JZ4. the profit shown, art - er provision for current federal taxe was mad, amounts to tl.412. - r C01.12. The report Is to be read to the stockholders meeting, to be held at Laniing, December 16. Humors of a reorganization of the Columbia Motors Company, of Detroit, have Just culminated In an nnoncement by William Kuehne - an. Jr.. the newly. elected presi dent of the company, to the effect that the refinancing of the concern has been successfully completed. Mr. Kuehneman says It Is proposed to bring out a complete fine of six - cylinder cars that will embody the ame engineering principles as the prevlously - bullt Columbia. The body lines, however will be changed anu many new refinements added. Trade reviews for the1 year 124 now are in order and all the units In th4 automotive field are at work on them. Otto Stoll, vice - president and general manager of the General Motors Truck Company, figures that .he truck Industry is going to make a better show Passenger car show a 9 pe 1623. according to Mr. Stoll. while he figures the truck makers to be short of 123 by only 4 per cent. points out that the railroads use Only red and green and have been successful with them. He believes all traffic should be guided by green "to go" and "red to stop." Some cities use purple and amber as traffic guides. A, F. Dunnebacke. safety director of the Olds Motor Works, has been appointed a member of the National Safety Council. f Oldsmoblie reports more registrations registrations in the province of Quebec; Canada, than any other make of car. The eighth annual convention of the National Automobile Dealers' Association has been set for January January 29 - to 29 inclusive, at tbe'llotel La Salle, Chicago. Two thousand automobile dealers their auditors, sales and service managers are expected expected to attend the convention. For the first time In the history of the organization sectional conferences conferences will be held. - The Chevrolet Motor Companv r ing that was thought. I tng a new 6 per cent, certificate production and sales lanian that will enable thera to make r cent, decrease oversales based on the payment prin ciple. The purchase of a Chevrolet can be started on a first payment as low as J 5. F. C. Chandler, president of the Chandler Motor Car Company, is urging that all American communities communities adopt only two colors red nti'l green In traffic lights. He Paige - Detroit Is giving Christmas spirit an early start. It Is sending to dealers, automobile editors and others identified with the trade a beautiful ash tray that is intended to serve as a "reception committee" for Christmas cigars..