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THE MUNCIE SUNDAY STAR, MARCH 30, 1930. NEW CHRYSLER CAR IN DEMAND Factory Production Is Increased for Dealers. HOUSE CLEANING Dodge Eight-in-Line Roadster New Model General Motors Truck CEMENT LIME FROM SHELLS Lowly Oyster Builds Skyscrapers and Roads. TIME FOR CARS Motorists Are Advised by Oldsmobile Official. 12 The new Dodge Brothers Eieht-in- rakishly parallel with the hood, its tie-rod to the radiator louvre panel and the fenders, and on through to where the body and fender lines taper off artistically over the gas tank.

The trim appearance of the roadster is enhanced when the windshield Is set For truck users in the three-fourth ton range. General Motors Truck Company offers this handsome, rugged unit, the Model T-15 A. It meets an acute need, the makers state, for a durable light duty unit that is priced extremely low, and makes no compromise in quality, sturdiness and performance. The truck is shown here with a 7 feet 6 inch body on a 150-inch The time of spring house cleaning, redecorating and preparing the lawn and garden is closely approaching, and in addition to these timely duties every automobile owner should give special attention to his car, according to C. R.

Todd, Oldsmobile-Viking parts and service manager. A little extra time given an automobile now will be more than repaid in improved driving performance during the spring and summer. conditions during the winter in practically every section of the country impose added burdens on automobiles," states Mr. Todd. "These conditions include snow, low and variable temperatures and poor roads.

In addition some owners use their cars but little during the winter and Line roadster is a graceful, finely- modeled automobile with a tremen dously powerful engine. The body design is a masterpiece of harmonious curves from the beautifully arched A record-breaking volume of orders has followed the recent announcement of the new Chrysler Six throughout the country, and factory production has been speeded up to insure adequate dealer stocks of this lowest-priced six-cylinder car ever to bear the Chrysler name. Dealers report unparalleled interest in the car, and since the annual spring buying season is now at hand, many showroom visitors placed orders for immediate delivery. Carload shipments to all key distributing points have been followed by requests for additional cars. For the first time, engineering resources of the Chrysler Sales Corporation have been made available to purchasers of low-priced six-cylinder cars, and the typical Chrysler features have met an enthusiastic public reception in this new market.

It Is the lowest-priced six-cylinder car ever equipped with Redwood City, March 29 (JF) The lowly oyster is building skyscrapers and cement roads these days. Millions of the shells of mollusks that sank helplessly to the bottom ages ago in San Francisco Bay now have a purpose in life. They are providing a cheap source of lime for cement. No longer will months without an be so much wasted time for the oyster. After gracing the first course of a smart restaurant meal, his shell may find useful employment in every one of the twelve months.

24,000 Bags Daily. Nearly 24,000 bags of cement are being manufactured daily from the 1 oyster shells in San Francisco Bay, or 720,000 bags a month. In less than five years since discovery that Father Neptune offers a seemingly inexhaustible supply of lime, the first plant to capitalize this knowledge has become one of the largest in America. Costs of mining limestone, crush- Census of Unemployment rouped in Two Classes RICHMOND EMPLOYS LIGHTING ENGINEER Richmond, March 29. R.

Husselman, Cleveland, consulting engineer, retained by the public service commission of Indiana in the In-sull merger hearing, has been obtained by the city to make a survey of the city light plant property and to make recommendations as to the future policy in the plant's operation. The board of works, recently, on recommendation of the citizen's advisory committee, decided to seek the advice of a consulting engineer before entering into the proposed contract for standby service with the Indiana Electric Service Corporation. i ing the rock and conveying it to the manufacturing plant are virtually eliminated with the use of oyster shells. The finished product can be loaded onto ships within a "few hundred yards of the oyster shell beds, an advantage for the export trade in cement. San Francisco, one of the West's greatest cement markets, also is close at hand.

LARGE GARNET DEPOSIT IS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE Plymouth. N. March 29 (Special) There are two large abrasive garnet deposits in the world, one of which is situated in New Hampshire. At present this material is being shipped to world markets for use in the making of sandpaper and glass polishing. Some of the largest crystals of beryl in the world would have been found in this state.

Woman Pans Secret Gold Knoxville. March 29 (JP) Aunt Cindy Kelly, 76, who lives on Coker creek in the mountains, supports nine grandchildren by panning gold. She has kept the location of her find a secret. She raised five children by panning gold after her husband, a miner, was injured and unable to continue at work. RECKLESS.

ANYWAY. Policeman I'm pulling you in for reckless driving, endangering the lives of pedestrians. Motorist Why, man, there Isn't a pedestrian on the street. Policeman All right, then: I'll make it attempted suicide. Boston Transcript.

unemployed, how many of the unemployed are married and how many single, how long they have been out of work, and the leading reasons for unemployment in the United States. These classifications will be available for the different sections of the country, for different elements of the population, and for the foreign born as distinguished from the natives. Question as to Day Before. In order to obtain a true figure for the number of people who are actually out of work, the census bureau has instructed Its enumerators not to register as unemployed persons living on their income and not seeking work; nor will the infirm or feeble-minded be ranked in this category. Persons must be "usually employed at an occupation which yields an Income before they can be classed among the unemployed," Director Steuart has pointed out.

The census of unemployment will be a part of the regular population census to be taken in April. Young boys and girls will not be included in the unemployment census, but all persons who have finished or stopped school and have actually started to work will be asked if they were em ployed on the day before the census I enumerator arrived. The "day before the census is taken" has been adopted bv the census bureau as a basis of determin ing unemployment because in a great many instances the census taker will have to get the information from a woman member of the family who happens to be at home when he calls. The male members of the family may be away from home looking for a job, and in such cases the woman not be able to say whether her husband or son has found a job and is at work that day. She will usually know whether he worked on the previous day, however.

Basis for Estimates. "The census of unemployment," said Mr. Steuart. "will furnish a bench mark to serve as a fixed point from which to measure the trend of unemployment in succeeding months and years. It will be a basis for fu ture estimates, relieving us from such wide uncertainty as President Harding's conference on unemployment to report that the unemploved numbered from 3,500,000 to 5,500.000.

With the completion of this census count the basic fact of the number unemployed will be known and the data collected by such organizations as the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics and the biennial census of manufactures win buow or it revision and con internal-expanding four-wheel hydraulic brakes. Improved Readability. Early buyers have been impressed with the car's performance, riding comfort and appearance. The all-metal body coinstruction has improved the appearance of the car by combining low, sweeping lines with added interior roominess. With the lower center of gravity resulting, has come greater safety and improved road-ability.

Welding processes have made the entire body a single unit, eliminating body joints and annoying squeaks and rattles. Among the first shipments of cars was an order of twenty-two for the police department of Newark, N. J. The cars are to be used in a motorized patrol system of the city, and were selected after preliminary tests proved their dependability, economy and exceptional performance in this work. The reception everywhere verified the enthusiastic dealer meetings held by Chrysler factory officials in all distributing points earlier in the year.

At these meetings, sample models were displayed with approximate price schedules, and great enthusiasm marked every meeting. Sale? Exceed Estimates. New York, Chicago. Philadelphia, Detroit, Cleveland, St. Louis, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Kansas City, Seattle, New Orleans, Memphis and Atlanta were among the fist cities reporting directly on the reception of the car.

While accurate sales figures are not available, the total far exceeds factory estimates of a month ago. "The entrance of Chrysler in this low-priced six-cylinder field has struck a most enthusiastic public response." said a representative of Walnut Motor Car local Chrysler dealer. "In this new Six, the public is offered a lareer and better car than the famous Chrysler '70' of a few years ago which sold for approximately $1,000 more. Actual road tests in this vicinity have convinced even the most skeptical that 'big car performance' has been brought within the financial reach of thousands of motorists by volume production and unequaled plant facilities of Chrysler Motors." KITCHEN OS WHEELS TOURS. Dallas, March 29 One Texas gas company has adopted a novel method of stimulating the use of natural gas in the home with a traveling kitchen on wheels.

The kitchen tours the suburban and rural communities in Texas giving special cooking demonstrations. wheelbase. buretor and gasoline pump should be cleaned and the former adjusted for warm weather driving. Test for Oil Fitter. "The oil filter should be tested and if found to be filled with sediment the oil filter body or 'cartridge' renewed to insure clean oil to all engine bearings.

"The entire electrical system should be inspected, including starter, generator, battery, lights, horn and wiring. Where the charging rate of the generator has been advanced for cold weather driving, this should be set back. Batteries should be filled and all terminals tightened, cleansed and greased. Headlights should be checked for proper focus. "The car should be given a thorough lubrication, including changing to heavier oil and grease where light lubricants have been used in transmission, differential and engine during cold weather.

Tires should be inspected and, where advisable changed to different wheels to equalize wear. "While this list of inspection details may appear formidable, the maintenance men point out that all may be obtained at Oldsmobile-Viking service stations at a flat and inexpensive rate." TOURISTS SPEND MILLIONS. Washington, March 29 (P) Foreign tourists will spend $175,000,000 in 1930 in the United States, the American Automobile Association estimates. Canadian motorists are the principal source of revenue. MA such cars require a thorough checkup before the heavy driving season opens.

Deserves Thorough Inspection. "Regardless of the amount the car has been used since last fall, it is advisable to have it given a thorough inspection at this season. The in spection includes the following: "Whether or not an anti-ireeze so- lution has been used, the radiator and cooling system should be thoroughly cleaned. This is best done by opening the radiator drain, then in serting a hose into the filler hole, and let clean water run in at the same rate it is being drained out. Do this with the engine idling until the water from the drain is clear.

"Front wheels should be aligned and bearings, king pins and bushings checked. Front and rear springs and shackles should be inspected and tightened, if required. Brakes and steering mechanism should be carefully inspected and properly adjusted. Clutch, rear axle shaits and universal joints also should be checked. "The engine inspection should in clude checking the fan essembly, motor support bolts, compression of each cylinder, the tightening of cylinder head bolts while the engine is warm.

checking the tappets and distributor and cleaning spark plugs. The car- IB) A schedule of questions to be asked regarding unemployed persons by the census-taker In connection with the 1930 census of unemployment has been announced by William M. Steu art, director of the census. Persons having an occupation but not at work at the time the census is taken will be grouped into two main classes those who have a job but are temporarily laid off on account of lack of orders, bad weather, sickness. and those who are able to work and want work but cannot find it.

Questions Are Listed. The following questions will be asked about a person who has a job but is temporarily not at work: How many weeks since he (or she) has worked on his present job? Why was he not at work yesterday, or in case yesterday was not a regular working day, why did he not work on the last regular working day? Did he lose a day's pay by not being at work? How many days did he work last week? How many days in a full time week? The following questions will be asked about a person usually employed but having no job of any kind at the time the census is taken: Is he able to work? Is he looking for a job? For how many weeks has he been without a job? Reason for being out of a job, or for losing his last job. Various Proposals Studied. Exceptional care was used In selecting the questions to be asked. Director Steuart said.

In this connection an advisory committee, composed of twenty-five leaders of representative labor organizations, financial institutions, industrial groups, and universities, was appointed to meet with officials of the departments of commerce, agriculture, and labor to consider what questions should be included and how the census of unemployment should be taken. This committee spent several weeks in studying the proposals of various groups and individuals, and in consulting with the recognized organizations which are interested in this subject. The questions as now stated represent the consensus of the opinions expressed by the members of the advisory committee and the numerous outside organizations consulted. From the information to be cnl-lpcted by the census bureau, data will be available concerning the number of men and the number of women unemployed, the averaee aee of the THE nickled surface just meeting and matching the archly-poised cowl lamps. The top lowered and encased in a smart boot further improves the sport motif in this car.

tinued effectiveness until again checked out in the decennial census. "The results of the census will furnish a picture of the unemployment situation as indicated not only by the number unemployed but by the attendant circumstances unemployment. It will bring the answer to certain fundamental questions about which nothing definite is known at present. "We shall know the varying degrees of unemployment in different industries, different occupational classes, and different sections of the country; in the manufacturing industries as compared with building trades, for instance. We shall know how a period of unemployment affects the unskilled laborers as compared with skilled workers, the carpenters, bricklayers, machinists, and the white-collar classes represented by clerks, stenographers, bookkeepers, and allied occupations.

Make Comparisons Possible. "It will be possible to tabulate the figures with respect to age so as to show the percentage of unemployment by age groups. It is commonly asserted that the worker who has reached middle age is shelved or at any rate is greatly handicapped in either seeking or retaining a job. Probably that is so. But how great is the handicap? We have no figures.

The census will make it possible to compare the percentage of unemployment among men between 45 and 60, say, with that among younger men. "It will be possible to tabulate the figures by families, so that we shall know how many of the unemployed I represent iamiiies in whicn one or more of the other iembers of the family are still at work, as distin gui.shed from those families in which the unemployed person is the sole breadwinner. Moreover, it will possible to tabulate the unemployed with respect to the size of the family and the number in the family who are not wage earners. Need to Know the Facts. "Obviously something more than mere knowledge of the number of persons out of work is needed if are to measure fairly and accurately without exaggeration and without un derstatement, the gravity of the un employment situation.

We need the census to know the facts." The advisory committee on the cen sus of unemployment is as follows Dr. Joseph II. Willits, University of Pennsylvania, chairman: George Roberts, vice-president. National City Bank of New York; Daniel Willard president. Baltimore and Ohio Rail way: George Soule.

director. Labor Bureau, Gray Silver, farm leader, Martinsburg, west Virginia; Dr. Wm A. Berridge. statistician.

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company: Bryce Stewart, industrial relations councelor, New York City; Dr. Royal Meeker, economist, New Haven, Dr. Waltpr F. Willcox, sociologist. Cornell University; Dr.

Willford I. King, economist. New York City; Miss Flor ence C. Thome and Miss Margaret Scattergrood for William Green, pres ident. American Federation of Labor) Dr.

T. W. Page, Institute of Eco nomics. Washington, D. E.

McCullough and Russell L. Greenman U. S. Chamber of Commerce: L. Wallace.

American Engineering Coun cil. Washington, D. Miss Aryness Joy ffor Dr. E. A.

Goldenweiser. Fed eral Reserve Board): J. Chester Bo-wen. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Dr. L.

C. Gray, Department of Agriculture: J. A. Emmart, Interstate Com merce Commission: F. W.

Tryon, Bureau of Mines; Dr. E. Dana Du rand. Department of Commerce: Wil liam M. Steuart.

dirrrtor of the census: Dr. Leon E. Truesdell. chief statistician for population, bureau of the census: and Dr. Jospph A.

Hill, assistant director of the census. Killing Baby Daughters Put Under Ban in China Shanghai, China, March 29 (JP) Chinese parents residing in Shanghai who persist in following the old custom of drowning their baby daughters will be punished hereafter with imprisonment. In an order issued by trip mayor of Greater Shanghai, the old Chinese practice of killing or abandoning unwanted baby girls was declared abolished. Those who dis-obev, the order states, will be severely dealt with. ORIGINATOR OF TONIC FPR POULTRY IS HELD Lebanon, March 29 W) C.

'A. Thomas, Indianapolis, is in the county Jail here on a charge of obtaining money under falsp pretenses. Thomas. it is alleged, sold to Boone County farmers a mixture of kerosene and coal tar, as a cure for poultry diseases. A number of Boone County farmers who bought the so-called tonic at $4 a quart, have reported to the prosecuting attorney that the tonic killed their chicks.

A chemical analysis of the tonic sold by Thomas showed that, with the exception of per 'cent tar. It was kerosene. Thomas's bail has been fixed at $500, which he has failed to obtain. Buggy Speedometer Dazed 'Em in 50's Menominee Falls, March 29 tJP) Charles Nehs. back in the ox-cart and lumber wagon days of Wisconsin in the 18S0's.

was a bright young man whose blood pulsed against the limitations of his time. While gentlemen whacked bulls along the frozen roads. Nehs rode in a buggy at eight miles an hour. So Nehs made a speedometer for his buggy, of oak. black walnut and mahogany woods and it had a lot of wheels and things.

So many times each mile it rang a bell. LOWEST-PRICED SIX Ever to bear the Chrysler Name 795 BUSINESS COUPB New Chrysler Six Another great triumph of great engineering proved carburetion make the fine, dependable Oldsmobile chassis even more capable. Yet these improvements have been accomplished without affecting the fundamentals which made this car so popular. Oldsmobile believes in change for the sake of progress never for the sake of change alone. See Oldsmobile now.

Drive it and test its brilliant performance in any way you please. You wij find it a better car a smarter car and a greater value than ever before and the same fun dam enfal dep en dabilitu Longer, lover appearance refinements and new beauty in body contours and details of design increase Oldsmobile's attractiveness and lend new smartness to its style. Greater roominess and wider, more comfortable seats provide additional luxury and restfulness in Oldsmobile body interiors. And improved, fully-enclosed four-wheel brakes, more responsive steering, and im tages as weatherproof internal-expanding 4-wheel hydraulic brakes; 62-horsepower high-compression engine; special-type spring shackles and shock absorbers; and typically Chrysler-styled bodies of new design and construction. The new Chrysler Six comes to the public'at a price that almost anyone can afford a splendid tribute to the Chrysler ability to turn out extraordinary values.

It is a typical Chrysler creation from rims to roof by long odds the finest motor car Consider the Delivered Price CnnaMer the delivered prlre a the lint priee when comparing automobile value. Oldsmobile delivered price Include on It reasonable hargaa for delivery and financing. nro-nooR sfpan '895 ft. artery, hinting, Mich. Spare tirm and bumpmra extra Such a car at such a price is hardly believable, yet here it is.

There is no reason now why anybody should be denied the thrill and pride of owning a Chrysler. 7 8 ever to appear in the field of lower-priced sixes. Here'at amazingly low prices are the great advantages of Chrysler engineering such advan- 4-T9r SttUn, t- XTrndow, Bmnttss Ctp t9f '845 Touring $8jf Ratdsler $Sfl F. O.B. Fsetary (Sped! Equipment Extrm) OLDSMOBILE PRODUCT OF GEN E'RAL.

MOTORS Frank N. Reed Motor Company Reed Service Satisfies 309 N. High St. Telephone 23S3 WALNUT MOTOR GAR COMPANY Phone 4552 Jackson at Madison Distributors for Delaware, Blackford and Jay Counties Xffl ma $590 And op, f. o.

b. factory Seven Body Styles '590 to 675 Prices o. b. factory i.

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