C. W. Matheson
i NEWS OF THE The Lozier Motor Company, that has heretofore been keen competitors in all twenty-four-hour races, will not enter the race at Brighton next week on account of the contest being a free for all instead, as before, a race for purely stock cars. C. A. Emise, sales manager of the company, in a letter to the motoring department of the Eagle, says: "There will be no Lozier car in the next 24-hour race. We have been strong supporters of 24-hour races between stock cars, and have won more of these races and broken the world's 24-hour stock car records more times than any other car. I believe that racing abroad was killed through competition between racing cars, and was in a fair way to meet the same fate here, until stock car racing was taken up, and I think it is a mistake to pull off a 24-hour race between "doctored up" stock cars. Nothing has been said about this being an open car race, and the public is left to take it for granted this Is stock car race. I think the facts should be known. Tho public is entitled to know that there will be no examination of the cars by a technical committee and that the contestants can "doctor up" their cars in any way they see fit. If the publicity department and the promoters of this race do not give the facts, I believe that it is our duty to do so." The entry list of the automobile reliability contest from New York to Atlantic City and return on May 10 and 11 was augmented Saturday by ten entries, the greatest number ever named in a single day for any automobile competition. Horace DeUisser. vice president ui tuo United States Motor Company, entered four Maxwell cars, and this battery was Increased to five by a nomination of another Maxwell from the Newark agent ot the Maxwell-Briscoc Motor Company. C. W. Matheson of the Matheson Motorcar Company, entered a Matheson Silent Six; Charles B. Riess entered a Marion Klyer, V. P. Pisani of the American Zust Motor Company entered the Zust 24-hour stock car racer and Thomas J. Gere-hart of Brooklyn entered his ZuBt touring car; Mr. Bernhardt of the Croxton-Keeton Motorcar Company, entered a Croxton-Keeton, to be driven by William C. Spenny. These entries bring the total number of contestants close to forty, and the fact that the entries do not close until May 5 gives a reasonable assurance that the number will be still further increased. The automobile trade of the entire metropolitan territory has shown a strong interest in the event, and the inquiries for entry blanks and rules would seem to indicate that it will have a great deal more support than the Motor Contest Association anticipated. A special meeting of the board of managers of the A. U A. M. haB been called for Wednesday. May 11, at the office of the association. One of the important things for consideration will be the tire situation, which is extremely critical, and one . that demands consideration at this time by the entire membership, as it affects every manufacturer, as well as the present and future owners of motor cars. In this connection, it is requested that each board member, before attend-in the meeting:, will endeavor to inves tigate the rumors which are current, to the effect that there exists among certain tire manufacturers of this country an understanding, or "gentlemen's agreement. to increaso the price or tires ana 10 - AUTO WORLD. fuse to sell or deliver to manufacturers at this time any tires for 1911 equipment. The growth and importance of the engineering branch of the automobile Industry, now fifth in the Industries of the United States, wag evidenced clearly today by the unanimous election of Coker F. Clarkson ss general manager and editor-in-chief of the Society of Automobile Engineers. Mr. Clarkson leaves the position of assistant general manager of the Association of Licensed Automobile Manufacturers. The well known mechanical branch of the licensed association, to whose efforts the quality and standardization of the modern American automobile are in large measure admittedly due, was built up by Mr. Clarkson, directing this branch, with Buch prominent engineers as Andrew L. Hiker, Howard E. Coffin. Russell Huff, L. D. Hubbell, Herman i". Kuntz. Henry Souther, Hiram P. Maxim. J. G. Perrln, David Ferguson, John Wilkinson and many others. In Mr. Clarkson'B new office this Important mechanical work will be transferred to the engineers organization and increased In volume and vigor. In addittlon, Mr. Clarkson will direct the publication of a digest of current, technical literature such as he initiated In 1907 for the licensed association, then the first publication of its kind and one received with great favor by engineers and technical experts generally. Arrangements have been completed by the Motor Racing Association for a ten minutes service of express trains from Brooklyn Bridge to the Brighton Beach Motordrome on Friday evening. May 13, and throughout the progress of the twenty-four hour race on Saturday, May 14. Passengers will be landed at the gates of the motordrome. Chicago, May J The Cobe trophy event, the big auto classic conducted by the Chicago Automobile Club, will be held this year on July 4 at the Indianapolis Speedway. This waa announced yesterday by the chairman of tho contest board, following a meeting at which plans for the big stock car event were discussed. Enid, Okla.. May 3 A hundred mile run vestcrday brought the Cllidden tour pathflnding car into Enid, through Guthrie, from Oklahoma City. The roads found were uniformly good. Albany, N. Y., May 3 The Senate Internal Affairs Committee, which has control of the Callan Automobile bill, proposes to-morrow to make several amendments to the bill as passed in the lower house. These amendments will affect among other things tho local traffic speed regulations. It is understood that the limit in some places will be eliminated and a fixed rate substituted. The confetti chaso by automobiles from this place to Bellport, on Saturday, was an event affording considerably novelty nd nleasure. Twenty-three macnines containing sixty-five persons, participated. George Fairfield, promoter of tho event led the chase. George O. Linklet- ter of Msnhasset, won the first driver's prize, picking up the most nags on me mute. Edward Slmonson took the first attests' nrize and County Treasurer Charles F. Lewis, won that for bringing the best cigars; he also won a special prize for picking up the most tags on the road. Dr. Claghorn and A. Kissam won the other specials. Arthur AndrewB, with a company of three friends, all dressed In toboggan caps, was the first to reach ttoilnnrt where dinner was served and a Jolly good tlmo had, including a game of baseball, the team or Mayuara i.iau.: defeating Dr. Claghorn's nine. will the continuing in for will be the test to try on how the property by the the he a ot winner the a I., R. R. B. H. P. H. H.