The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 24, 1930 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 24, 1930
Page 8
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-: PAGE EIGHT BI.YTI1EV11.U:. COtmiUU NEWS FIND CHtflP FUEL FIR Gasogen" Trucks Make ; Their Own Fuel by Distilling Scraps of Wood. By NEA Scrvire '\VASHIN'GTON.--lf n -gnsogen" contrivance, perfected by Jean P. Tmbcrl of the French Army and • )-ec,;mly introduced In the United States, \proves practical, motorists might irttrl measuring their mileage 'per cord of wood instead of per gallon of gasoline. Imbert's eneiii? uses wood for fuel. ; .This ingenious device, which cni- verts ix wood gas called gasogcn Into an explosive force powerful enough to run n motcr, is a product of Uic;war. During Hint period, Prancy; purchased most of her gasoline for running army transports frrm the Allies, and it was because of this tint Inibert devoted his attention lo developing the easogcri. : French Army authorities found tlw wood burning automobile a sucec-ss, and now have attached transport compunics equipped wlih gasogen trucks to several army corps. . In this country, the gasogcn apparatus Is being tested by Ihe Quartermaster Corps of the Ninth Corps Arta ol the U. S. Army at Sari Francisco. Major General J. L. llines, commander of the ami, says ol the tests: .' "In my opinion the tests have clearly demonstrated the value of the device, especially for military service.' The fact thai any kind of scrap lumber can be used would, seem tq tmlicnlo great economy In purchase of gasoline. f Wood Is Distilled '. The functions (;f the gasogen apparatus Is simple. I( consists of a lank which is located on the right side of the driver's cab. This Gasogen Equipped Army Truck Otherwise overcharging 1 mlBh't Injure the battery. A competent mechanic can set the generator so that It will put a smaller charge Into the battery, and so prevent overcharging. If the battery, however, Is weak, it Is being undercharged, and ihe generator should be adjusted to a higher rate. An army truck nt tilt; Presidio. Sun Pranci-cu. with BOS-IROU producer installed. 'Hunt town- led :ire camti-nscrs Dirnu'jti wlilc-li tl 1 .: ivoud fins \mjsca (<> I, the engine Intake. four cylinders tank is filled • lill'e wood blocks or chips which Iced down to a cfrjlcal steel hearth when- combustion is maintained by admitting air into the bed ot charanl. The charcoal Is continuously supplied from above by Ihc distillation of H'B \vcod The fuel can be obtained anywhere. • If ihe tupply is exhausted "on the read, nn olil rail tence, or scrap lumber along the highway will-act elfictently. , Gases generated by this process hrc dravni down through the bed of charcoal into a series.of cylindrical condensers which nre sns- penc'id underneath Ihe truck' body From the condensers Ihe gns pusses "through'stesl tubing to the motor intake morilfold. There isn't. enough free oxygon in tile wood gases to form an explosive mixture until air is added, which is done Just.-below the Intake manifold through a sliding s:oeve " valve controlled from Ihe dash of the truck. Much Cheaper Thin Gasoline . There 'is great economy In "sing wood lor fuel, over the use of gasoline, army tests prove. About 15(1 pounds of wood will fill th= lank of the gasogcn apparatus and this will las! from four to five hours As it requires about three and one- eighth pounds of wood to run a truck one mile, one filling of the lank would take it 50 miles. .! One gallon of gasoline drove the same truck four miles on the sume road. The army found that a cord ol wood would run the truck 150 miles it n cost of $4, whereas gasoline vould cost 59.75 for tlio sumc run. In ilie rciwrt of Captain .Gnorp.-' Hanman of the Quartermaster Corps, who Is in charge of the te:f>. ccmpnies the power of worn! and gasoline tis n fuel. Mori* Power From Gasoline ~ "Gasoline produces more rapid acceleration and starts easier than gasogcn Then tests made here vlth a five-ton Icntl' proved that li; truck went 15 feel farther uj) jrade in third gear with ga.'.oHm. 1 lian with gasogcn. "Considering the cumparalive irlces of the two fuels used, the iHglit loss of power Is negative. The truck could not pull the grade n high or third gear with either Itiel. ''Gas from wood is slow burning rufd gives * a longer power stroke .linn gasoline. This BUS does ml ;lvc a detonating ping on explosion. Due to (he wood gns telng dry, crnnkcase dilution will nt.l occur, giving lubricating oil n longer life." The main dlsadvanlage ot the gasogen engine is that tt takus three minutes lo slnvt at tli2 beginning of a day's run A piece ot rag has to be saturated with oil and Ignited. It Is then placed in the breather inrt. on the side of thi tank. A blower Is then turned on for three minutes, by the end of which time the charcoal Is glowing and |hc gas Is t.?mg delivered to the' iiitake manifold. •curs. IITIIV ISy ISRAEL Kl.KIN Sclcnci- KUiliir, NEA Service . Almost us important as tlic en- liny In the automobile Is the elec-. trlcal power plant— the generator iiul batleiy. In Ihc uhl ilnys o[ the hand starter, magneto and acetylene amps, there was no need for this combination. Uut today they're In-. :lisncnsablc. licihu highly n.selul in :he proper o|)eration of' an auU)- 1 mobile thuy should be under the eye of the motorist, and In his caro ut nil times. • For tills pun>os(?, the timmetcr is installed on the cur's dashboard, a highly Important hut. llllle understood inslrunipnt. That's the dial Hint's .nmrkctl "charye" ami "discharge" nnd that the being driven by day. and drops down somewhat, when Ihe light. 1 ; arc being used n( night. All that most drivers seem points steadily to u figure on "charge" side while the air Is know about that the dial this Instrument- should remain at UNE.YKTH CIRCULAR GRAVE ATTICA. Tnd. (UP)— SKc!el"ns f persons believed lo have bclong- d to a race that preceded the Indians were found near here by wurkm-jn excavating on the Earl amily homestead None of the In- iiana burial customs In placing xxiics was in evidence. Several of IK? todies had been arranged In a circle around one, and is believed o Indicate that/a leader and his followers wero placed in a corn- men grave titter being killed in ba'.tle. ' lot- to be wasted Is shown by thr act that the average ' automobile Juttery can be drained of Its juke Keiser News Mr. Joe Mounts and .-.on. Jre jr.. nnd the Misses Minnie Bell Shaw and Mary Faust motori-d t(> Osccola Friday. Miss Marcarclt Robinson lefl Tuesday lor Gulfporl. Miss., whcrj -.lie will enter Gulfpark Academy. She was uccnnp:iiiled lo Memphlr, jhy her parents, Mr. and Mrs. it. 11. {obliison. Mrs. W. M. Taylor sr., visited hsr sr:n and his family last v/eek. Mrs. Clovis Crockett vislled In Kel:.?r Friday. Mhs Ludie Cucslln of Klownh, who attends school here, wrn the irij; lo Memphis lo'lla- fair in the Osctola district, She was appointed by the county agent S. U. Car- I'.'.-nU'r. She left Saturday night and returned Wednesday. Mn and Mrs. Virgil Whltncr and Mr. and Mrs. \V. W. Anderson nnd diiuyhici-s. Delia and Marguerite, tnotorAI 1-) Joneshoro Sunday. Mrsr. rc-arl Clarkn and children of Blylhevillc and Mte Florcnc;- SiJeaks of Matcher were in .Keiser I'lidny • • Miss Cora Ijte Colcman and couny agent S. D. Carpenter held the usual 4-11 club meeting here Wednesday. Liltle Miss Jimnita Lowe,was the ijucst ol Francis Taylor Friday night. ' Mrs. .Jamcs Barktdale of Blyllve- lle visited here Wednesday. Mrs. Saturday to meet Rev. Lunsford of Jonesboro, who Is the Baptist pns- ir here. . . Miss >.iary Fo'rrest motored to Bassett Saturday, afternoon. Wednesday and Thursday 1 IS minutes In warm weather. and only five minutes In cold weather. Once the motor is started and everything Is all right, the ammeter points to n definite figure on he charge side, telling the driver 'liat the generator is supplying tlir Rarksdale will be • remembered as Miss Vcra Nell Worthy. Harry Webb and Barney Anderson wore the guests of middy and Dill Nichols Friday and Saturday. Mrs. W. W. Anderson motored lo Wjlscn Saturday. Miss Nannie Jean Moore motored to Memphis Thursday night to attend tilt- radio show. She was the guestof M and charging preparation lor its next - The Mtj , s M mel with Lowe Monday afternoon. Let one uf the headlights .go oul. and Ihe needle slight increase in charging rate. ' will show'a the ^regular And if the generator falls n fund ion altogether, the needle will jump over lo [lie discharge, side while Ihe motor is running, warning the driver lhat the battery ii providing 111? juice Hint olherwke should be furnished by Ihe generator. Mrs PADDING SKNTF.NCE / EVANSVILLE, Ind. (UP)-^Sen- tenccE ot six 'Evansville boys for loytiug automobiles required them to l>e locked in their rooms every afternoon for two weeks. Acting Juvenile Judge Charles La Follette adding court "costs" required the boys' parents to administer an "old fashioned paddling." deflnte iiolnL on the "charge" side by day. and so long as tlifs remains steady at Hint point there is nothing wrong with the part of ihe en that this dial seems lo control. In many cases, the only iustru ment watched -by drivers seems ti be the speedometer. But the ammeter is the guide to the proper functioning of the car's electrical system. The ammeter Iclls when a headlight is oul, If there's a short, circuit tn the line, or when the generator has stopped functioning. While Ihe battery is being used to start- the motor, the needle of the ammeter (on some Kirs) goes over to Ihe "discharge" side telling the driver that valuable current Is being taken out of the battery. Tniit Hits is highly valuable and If. Ihe generator suddenly falls to function it should be overhauled Immediately, or the battery too will break down. • » • • -.' i U ts essential that the batlcrv be tested about every two weeks, for Its condition is telltale for that of the generator and the rest 61 the electrical system. Tf the battery is fully charged and requires only a little more valor, tt is functioning perfectly, f the battery seems to be using oo much water, it, is being over- L-harged by the generator arid should be controlled by use of the icadllghts by day for a white. Mr. and Mrs. Jess Slubbs.nnd Mr, and Mrs. missell Girdle of Polk Mississippi, lire vlsiling Mr. Ii. M Johnson and family this week. Mr. Harvey Wilson mill Oiii Chllds motored to Memphis Sunday. Bobby Robinson motored lo Mn •ie Sunday. Orln Floss '.vas a Keiser vlsito Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Nichols nio tored lo Wilson Sunday. Carl Carley motored Outstanding Values In Fall DRESSES __. WEDNESDAY: SEPTEMBER g^,_ 1930, I IXJLUTH, Minn. (UP)—Jerusalem women to ornament saltu'.s. Alj potatoes -which are purple all the'though the potatoes are similar to j way through were shown In scv-l while potatoes ,?xcopt Hi color, it e:al exhibits at the county fair. j\vas reported no one has been able Tlie potatoes are used by larni [.to,, sell them to townspeople. RITZ THEATRE Wednesday and Thursday FRESH FUNNY FAftCE Imagine a tiand- ECJiie younc man who had just inhiTitcd $^.000,OW> plunged into " the midst of a group of masked merrymakers. HP was "N.'iiKikon". "Salome" wanted his head. "I.ucre- tia llorjjia" want- ctl his inaney. 'Josejjbine" wanl- nl his hcarl—aiuE jfot ii. S K I! HOW! IT'S A RIOT! Sound Review and .Coinaly Adm. jMiitini'o. umt Night 10 and 2i5c. Coining—Norma Titlmiuljre "NEW YOKK NIGHTS". News ami Charley Chase Comedy, "ALL FED Ul 1 " Matinee—Adm. 10-30c. Night—10 ami 35c. Coming—William Haines in "WAY OUT WEST". MADE BY THE WORLD'S ORIGINAL ONE PRICE HAT MANUFACTURERS Made Possible liy mir new- low prices ;inrl entirely new ' stork FLAT CKKI'KS,' TUAVKI, P1JINTS, SATIN B A C K CURl'KS A large and varied showing of the newer motlcs and 'Antiimn's most favored color;:. A few silk suits arc included at this price. Arrow Trump SHIRTS RAND AH Sleeve Lengths K means a lot to be uble to buy shrink-proof, fust rotor shirts in proper sleeve lengths at so low a price ... a complete stock of solid colors ;mil white. THE GRAND LEADER STYlEPAk; HATS You con m'-'ke rnis on eventful day by getting your full share of true hat satisfaction . . . step up to our hat counter and remember Styiepark is the name. FIVE DOLLARS The Grand Leader SAY; THIS CAR GETS AWAY LIKE A JACK RABBIT" "It's that giant-jxwer fuel, my boy—that giant- power fuel I Nothing like it! Never use anything else. Smarts like a shot every morning, whether it's cold or hot—makes the ol' bus run like a scared rabbit. Costs a little bit more, but sure is worth it!" THE GIANT POWER FUEL STANDARD OIL COMPANY OF LOUISIANA J

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