Reno Gazette-Journal from Reno, Nevada on June 1, 1918 · Page 10
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Reno Gazette-Journal from Reno, Nevada · Page 10

Reno, Nevada
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Saturday, June 1, 1918
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PAGE TEN NCREASE IN FREIGHT RATES TO BOOST AUTO PRICES The twenty-five per cent increase in . freight rates is going- to add between $25 and $50 on the price of every car sold in Reno after tKe new ruling goes nti effect and dealers are endeavoring to secure as many cars as possible under the present freight rates. The new rulings will also be felt by the dealers in the manner of securing cars. Heretofore it has been- the practice of many of the dealers to have carload shipments routed to San Francisco from the factory, diverted at Reno thus giving the dealers the- advantage of net placing orders so early, tender the new ruling, it is understood, that the practice of diverting cars will not be allowed and all shipments will tro through to their destination. In order to secure cars sooner many dealers-will have their cars routed direct to RenW instead cf to the San Francisco distributors. : The increase in freight rates is bound to sharply stimulate the demand for automobiles, in the opinion of R. H. Mcintosh, manager of the ' Mcintosh Motor Sales Ccmpanw, distributors for the Oldsmobile cars in this territory. ."While the greatest immediate effect.", said Mr. Mcintosh, "will be to divert a great quantity of short haul freight to motor trucks, there will also be a marked increase in the use of passenger cars. "The increase in fares will make it . more economical for many salesmen who have been using railroads in cov-'ering their territory to use the auto. Likewise many business men and professional men who ordinarily use the railroads, will use their automobiles whenever possible. - V. . " "There is another thing to be i n-sidered. Latest official figures show that the nation is very rapidly building up a good reserve supply of gasoline so that every one who substitutes motor fuel for coal, of which there is a very real shortage, is renderins the whole country a service." (Continued from Page Seven.) property heated. Men had even gone to the stoves kept alight in the latrines to prevent pipes from freezing, and cooked food there. .This year, in the depth of winter, they were heated for only two or three hours in the twenty-four. . The place is very insanitary. A doctor endeavored to improve the lighting in one stable by making a hole in the roof, and despite the fact that for thirty or forty, years he had conducted a school in Germany he was put into prison for his act. v The land about is a morass in win-ter,.and sleepers, paid for by the prisoners, had to be laid so that a way could be made through the swamp to the kitchens. In the- dry weather the place is like a sea of sand. The sand Mows up in great clouds, and is particularly injurious to the eyes. The eye specialist is making a fat thing out of the camp. He charges ten marks for the first visit and five marks for every subsequent visit. There are many Cases of lunacy. Men become depressed, get worse, and are then placed in what the Germans call a sanatorium, which is really a mad house. In these surroundings it is easy to assume the chances of a depressed -man's recovery. - I know of fifty men who have become insane, and also of several attempts at suicide. They keep to the letter of The Hague law as regards the punishment for trying to escape from camp. But how? Whilst they do not exceed the number of days they have read into the act "dark cells." Now two days is looked upon as the limit of mental endurance of dark cells and bread and water. What is to become, then, of the poor souls vho are thus kept for' fourteen days? - . AUTO PRODUCES "PEP" "The automobile is an automatic tneans of injecting new life into jaded bodies. . It clears the mind steadies the nerves and fills the lungs full of fresh air. It puts you in Jhe proper frame of mind to receive the most benefit from our spare hours. r BATTERY A BATTERY IN STOCK TO l FIT ANY AND ALL MAKES - OF CARS. BATTERIES RECHARGED AND . REPAIRED ALL MAKES. Free Testing Free .Water - At Your Service ! BUTTlli BATTERY STATION J. F. BUTLER, PROP. 21 E. Plaza Phone 73 MM DRIVES PRISONERS AN EJuDE tatioi SPEIilER'S TALK OH STATE POLITICS (Continued from rage' Seven.) a matter of general comment . during the last week. The new mafthal'a deputies are W. D. Knight. Forrest Sawyer and E. C. DalxelL Sawyer is one of Pickett's closest friends and warmest supporters; Knight is known to have no particular love for the governor; Dalzell is strong for prohibition but so far as known has never expressed any particular choice in the Gu bernatorial fight. lit also is said that Sawyer wilt succeed A. B. Karns, chief clerk in the marshal's office, when the latter's commission as postmaster of Carson arrives." " Chief Justice McCarran has developed into the enigma of the season's probable political crop. The chief justice is tatalizingly silent about what he intends to do; whether he will seek reelection this year or will retire to private life for the next two years with the probable intention of going after the senatorial toga from when the term of Senator Newsland's successor, to be elected this year will expire. From what might be considered well informed circles comes the report that the chief justice will not be a candidate to succeed himself this year, but no authoritative announcement has yet been made. It is likely that a definite statement will be forthcoming within the next two weeks. In connection with senatorial gossip there is a persistent rumor that James T. Boyd will be an opponent to Senator Henderson in the primary election this fall. Boyd, who was a candidate for the appointment which Henderson grabbed, is said to have told some of his close friends that he will be a candidate in the primary election this year in case his health will permit. For the last several weeks he has been quite ilL The Washoe county attorney knows the political game from "A to Izzard", and in. case he decides to step out in the primary election there is bound to be a pretty warm campaign among tTie Democrats before it is decided who will carry the party banner for the senatorial job this falL ... . Leonard B. Fowler i.s the latest Democrat to be mentioned in connection with the Democratic nomination for attorney general. A. few weeks ago the Gazette mentioned the fact that a prominent Washoe county attorney probably would be William McKnight'e opponent in the Democratic primary J election and Fowler was the man. It would not be surprising if he would make formal announcement of his candidacy within the next few weeks. On the Republican side Carey Van Fleet, prominent Elko attorney and son of W. C. Van Fleet, judge of the federal court "t San Francisco, may seek nomination. His Elko friends are boosting him and he is said to be considering making the race. Van Fleet is considered one of the most brilliant of the younger attorneys in the state and would poll considerable strength in his section of the state. He was deputy attorney . general of California for several years before hanging outJ his shingle in Nevada. Jack Thompson, Goldfield attorney, has been approached by certain Re publican leaders only recently and asked to get into the attorney generalship fight, according to authentic re ports from that section of the state. The Goldfield attorney, however, has declined to make the race, according to information received from what might be considered an authoritative source. A statement from Taskcr L. Oddie, former, governor, as to whether or not he intends opposing William M. Kear ney for the Republican gubernatorial nomination is expected in the very near future. Several weeks ago the former governor stated that he probably would have some announcement to make soon. It is the consensus of opinion that he will be a candidate for the bu-bernatorlal nomination. William Burns, formerly of Virginia City, and one of the best known miners' union men in the state, is considering being a candidate for the Democratic nomination for inspector of mines. Burns had considerable to do with the demands for an increase in wages made recently by the Virginia City miners, which resulted in their demands being granted. Up' to the present time he is the only Democrat spoken of in connection with Andy Stin-son's job and if he makes the race he will, according to all present indications, have Stinson for an opponent at the general election. H. W. Huskey, state senator from Washoe county, who has been mentioned as a probable candidate for governor, has announced that he will not enter the- fight. Huskey says he has withdrawn, solely because he did not wish to divide the "dry" forces. Huskey, it will be remembered, was elect ed on a distinctly liberal platform four years ago and ' always has been con sidered as aligned with the "wets." In a' platform which he had drafted and prepared to send to the secretary of the Democratic State central commit tee announcing his candidacy for gov ernor,: Huskey comes out squarely on the side of prohibition. On that question his prepared statement had the following reference: "As to the liquor question -which is to come before the people In the lniti atlve measure at the November election, I am by nature, training and per sonal habits dry. " While I have never posed as a rabid reformer advocating unreasonable extremes, I voted Jfr n the senate at the last session for rea sons of economy and efficiency. I was elected by the people taxpayers and business men for the declared pur pose of helping to establish conditions of thrift, economy and efficiency In state and local affairs, and I should have failed in these 'purposes if I had voted wet. I believe that our state and ultimately the nation will go 4ry and ii t am elected governor I pledge my support to the ratification of th fed eral amendment. The verdict of the people of Nevada upon 4 the1 wet-and- jdry question, however," must control .and no man should be elected gover-(nor who Is so biased upon this ques- lion inai ne wui not scrupulously enforce the dictates of:th hnni . - '-w e vmnot legislate tnonUa into any RENO FRENCH PREPARING AIRMEN SHOW TO USE ALCOHOL SUPERB COURAGE 111 ninn v IN bAKu- . The "French government is preparing for an extensive use of alcohol as a fuel to drive motor vehicles. This in formation comes to Washington through official channels. Immediately after the war it is the intention of the French government to put on the market, for the use of mo tor .cars only, a quantity of not less than 22,000,000 gallons of alcohol. This cannot be used alone in the pres ent type of internal combustion engine and as there is no desire to change the engines to absorb the new fuel suitable mixtures will have to be made with the alcohoL It is estimated that after the war there will be available a total quant'ty of 15,000,000 gallons of benzine. The dyeing industries and per- rumery makers will require 3,500,000 gallons of this, leaving 11,500.000 gal Ions available for motor car uae. A mixture of fifty per cent alcohol and fifty per cent benzol is suitable for engines as they exist at present, with no other changes than slight modifica tion to the carburetor. Has Been Tried The General Omnibus Company of Paris, made use 'of this mixture for two years with ' very satisfactory re sults, only abandoning it owing to the fluctuations in the price of alcohol. On a fifty per cent mixture the supply of benzol will not be sufficient to ab sorb all the alcohol available and it is impossible to mix the alcohol With gasoline, owing to the fact that alcohol is not soluble in gasoline. If the two were used together the gasoline would be used up firstl leaving a fluid too rich in alcohol to be suitable for the carburetor. The Paris Compagnie Generale des Volturea, which controls most of the taxicabs of Paris, has discovered, however, that a verjl suitable mixture can be obtained by fifty per cent alcohol, twenty-five per cent benzol and twenty-five per cent gasoline. On this basis the whole of the 22.0000,000 gallons of alcohol, which could not be absorbed completely, owing to the limited supply of benzol, can be made use of in present type engines - Before the war France imported 66,-000,000 gallons of gasoline, most of this coming from America. It is estimated that the quantity required during the first year of peace will be 132.-000,000 gallons, and as the great increase in the further supply from the United States is somewhat doubtful, the authorities are seeking as faras is pos sible to assure a home supply after the war ends. man but we can curtail waste. When the traffic in strong drink is gone the reduction in crime and insanity alone will greatly lessen the burden of maintaining our asylums, jails and state prison and will more than cut in two the heavy cost of criminal prosecution. By turning men and capital from the Iiauor traffic into occupations of legitimate production we shall add still further to the efficiency of our state and nation. This question to thoughtful men, becomes one of legitimate production versus economic waste. A Greater Six- It's Here ! Come and see this new Lexington five-passenger Touring Car with two auxiliary seats. A better looking car, a more comfortable car. and a more serviceable car for the price was never before obtainable. It has improved chassis and body : features that are causing it to break all sales records . It is the only car dead gas cannot choke. . .-; - The Moore Multiple Exhaust System adds 22.8 more power, plus a very substantial saving in fuel. Its new frame eliminates more EVENING GAZETTE (Continued from Page Seven) I aloft and alow for the missing bacon. So the neighbor took a spade and a candle, and, his wife assisting him, he buried the ham. How many others did the same I am not able to to estimate. Certainly not a sound appears to have been heard nor a funeral note. The lantern's glittering light discovered no I nowers Dy request, nor were obsequies muttered in monotone. A whole peo- I pie mourned perhaps a thousand hogs, and from the silence of the grave many-turned a-hungering. Henceforth one eye is closed and the other looks up to heaven when the word "pork"' is mentioned. It is one of those things of which no gentlemen would speak in such company. But if you may not speak of hogs you may speak of ducks, and that is quite f. mild affair. Looking out to sea from this very busy camp the solitary mast of a ship, forlorn and sunken, reminds you of the unceasing vigil these splendid boys maintain and of the need of it. Good ships have been wrecked here and food sent to the depths of the insatiable ocean. But the outrages have not gone unaveflged, and even the mute fowl tell of it. Not so many days ago a flight of duck came ashrre, and great was the joy of the sportsmen. They borrowed shot guns to take the place of the Lewis and sallied forth expectantly. Alas, the ducks proved as easy to hit as a domestic parrot in a cage. They were so drench.ed with oil that they could hardly open their dripping wings, and the first man who picked one up held his nose for the horror of it. So again did Mars tighten his belt when in full view of moat. The canard was off and the grouse was on. To be sure, it is very mild grousins, and it has nothing to do with the daily task performed up there, it may be 15,000 feet above the ground, with a daring which grips the very heart of the beholder. Hourly these lads are doing things which the middle-ased man has done but in the terror of a dream. They fall into vast abysses; they are momentarily lost in the stern-ities of spade. They cease to be linked to this terrestrial globe; they spin; they dive; they are on their hands or their backs yet even the masters of those little kites of wood, wire and steel which may win the war for us in the end. And of it all they appear to think less than nothing. A boast is unknown among them. Many of them have but just left school. They are out to save their country, and their common weapon is a cigarette.- . Of course, if you press them for an opinion, they will tell you that the man cf fifty ought to do something, though their game is no use to him. They agree with Sir O'Moore Creagh that a Britisher who has led an open-air life is often as good at fifty as at thirty-five, and that the country could furnish thousands of that age who are "battle-worthy. Bat they don't want their own fathers sabiting them while Pall Mall and Piccadily are full of "red-tape" and longshoremen . who have never seen a shot 'fired in anger and are mainly doing work which any clerk of the old time would have been glad to do for 30 shillings a week. JorjrcyseICIprefer to speak of the than a hundred separate parts, making it non-squeak and non-rattle. Its new emergency brake can be operated with the pressure of the little finger. The motor is forty horsepower. The wheelbase is 122 inches. In .what other car at or near the Lexington price will you get a spotlight; power tire pump; Moto-Meter; double tire rack without paying extra for them? In the Lexington ydu do. Arrange today for ademonstration. Distributors Q. P JUDO West PlaL A MAPUlMrrc cm n Trunin-n nrnniii o t mHoniiiLO ouLUj luiiurfln urnuiHLo nil Mini IIITfl inr AAiinrriun m bi mm mm wt mmm in COMPANY REGISTRATION : . . J." Four Overland cars and one Hudson were sold this week by the Mack Auto Company. Henry "liruns of Gardn?r-ville, and Dr. J. L. Smith of Fallen bt ing among . the purchasers of the Overlands. Mr. Baylrss. special representative of the Cadillac Motor Car Commnv. snen pa.t of the week in Reno anl mads arrangement for a rhiDment of nmWr carload of Cadillac machines to Ren- as soon as possible. He declares that the car problem is becoming more acute each day and that it will b3 almost impossible before many more wiMiks to secure cars. Sidney Stone, formerly of Virginia City, drove up fiorn the Ccwist in a Wiiiys-Knight ant says ths. the roads over the summit are in good condition. Three cars were shinned to the Co.ipt during the past week by the Mack Auto Company to help fill some special orders for Coast dealers. This illustrates the shortage of machines on the Coast. GILCREASE COMPANY SELLS 2 AUTOMOBILES Out of a shipment of five Hupmc oile cars received this week by the L. I Gilcrease Company, two cars were sold and prospects ara good for the delivery of the other three machines early next week. The company is fast selling out the used cars in stock preparatory to boys and to nail a flag to this gallant mast. It is difficult for the civilian to express his real thoughts about the in comparable daring and almost super human courage he can witness daily at any British aerodrome. But at least he may venture to offer such tribute as he can and to declare with confidence that while we have such as these the traditions of our race are in safe keep ing. (By The International News Bu reau. Inc., Boston, Mass.) RENO Auto Trimming COMPANY 350 1-2 N. Virginia Street . Phone 1527L2 . Is now located in oommodious premises and prepared to do auto trimming of all descriptions. Fancy tops with plate .glass a specialty and all work guaranteed. The large quarters enable the tjompany to handle all work more expeditiously. Fancy Tops and Seat Covers Our Specialty A NEW LINE OF STOCK OF THE LATEST DESIGNS IS ON HAND RENO, NEVADA 1 mmm . Special to the Gazette TOXOPAH. June 1.-rThe new elec tion law has brought about a local Pftntoet hotu-AAn ThMia IKa T-oi r0 t Dunseath and Larry Glass, county clerk, which is calling -forth some interesting advertising. ; Dunseath is the Socialist candidate for district attorney while Glass is a candidate for re-elec tion on the Democratic or fusion ticket. ! An official notice from the county clerk urging all voters to register without delay at his office responsibly for regular advertising- campaign in which the justi-e asks all voters to 4 IF YOU EQUIP 'You will get mileage out of , the tires instead of adjustment out of the guarantee. iCelly-SpFflinigfieM : Tires Wiley Bros 110 E. SECOND ST. Just Arrived-r-rA Brand New Shipment of Batteries to Fit These Cars. OVERLAND BUICK RE0 CADILLAC-HUDSON DODGE STUDEBAKER HAYNES LIBERTY CHALMERS Philadelphia Diamond Grid Batteries Chock full of power. Tingling with life. End your battery troubles now by installing - one of these truly scientific Batteries built on the diamond principle like the trusswork of a bridge. 4 - BatteTies carried in stock for any car, any year, any model. WE ARE THE OFFICIAL .SERVICE STATION FOR THE PHILADELPHIA DIAMOND f GRID BATTERY. THE BATTERY GUARANTEED FOR 18 MONTHS The Nevada Machinery & Electric Company 121 N VIRGINIA ST. ' PHONE 200 HOTEL ROOMS WITH BATH RENO Ik& $af Savings CALL OR WRITE SATURDAY JUNE, 1, 1918 register at his office. Dunseath refers to the fact that in order to get even with him the legislature reduced the salary of his office ptier he had been elected from $200 tA' iyO per month and furthermore provided that voters could register vith the county clerk without sticking the county for any fees. Dunseath holds that he should receive the names of every voter for which he receives fifteen cents each. He says:: "Fellow citizens If some man working beside you went to your employer and said 't can do this fellow's work and mine too. It will cut expenses' when you looked at your babes and thought of the rising cost of everything and the many necessary demands that are made on your pocket book nowadays, what would you think of that man? lask you to register at my office; It will give me what is justly' mine and help me to feed and clothe my kiddies, too. W. C .T. U. DINNER The W. C. T. U. will serve dinner tomorrow as usual at the headquarters, 135 W. Second St, from 12 to 2 o'clock. Price 35 cents. - m3Ul YOUR CAR WITH 9 PHONE 688 - GOLDEN $1.50 UP; WITHOUT $1 UP 1 NEVADA courni Stamps 3. 3 C

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