The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on July 7, 1923 · Page 20
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Hutchinson, Kansas
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PAGE FOUR. THE HUTCHINSON NEWS. SATURDAY, JULY 7. 1923 AMONG THE MOTORISTS AND MOTOR DEALERS EACH STATE HAS OWN PET LAWS All Have Hundreds of Statutes Pertaining to or Affecting .. Motor Car U»e. Mom than IL quarter of a century lifter the production of (he first nuto" liirbili.', ln-fta tiro niiil beinjj cons id wed to ri>Ku!a-te it, tax i(, curb It ami--- rarely hcip it. In (.'jLlitornui aiunt j , Ihu present HOS- Bliin of this U'KiHlHUiri! In cunaidoriiiK Kv. vtnty -'iiclit hills mure or l (?Mri directly amceriifti wiHi liiu MinumuliUe. Ono •bill out. of tiveiy i'iv .j. j-rt^cnli'tl to Ihu Illinois l<*Klslftturt> i ri an auto int-'Usuro. Ohio n'prtJsciiLiUivuti urt? swamped villi unto bill*, anil ii BOM U. vvac- licahy ''Vpj-y tilaiv in tho luiun. .Must or inn hit;.; b«inn cmitdd-rtMl 1:. (IK- \.iri"ii,s M;ti'"< m-ty bo listed Umivv ihin^r iivi' subjects; cimJJnrr to Ihr vrry latest statistics, thu-fiiK tbo year IS2S tt required 6,- Itno.OUO/lOO pallon! ot KftsnHne. In order to prodn^h ibis siaKgorlng amount, of fnol, tho rufiticrleH wero forced to fill ft 10,000 gallon tunk enr evory minute Tho t\w\ by tho earn in this country last year ftt rotail prices \R oqnrvnlent t& tin annual uxpenriltuce of $10 for ovary man, •woman, and •child in thlB country. If all tho automobiles in tho United StatcB wt*re Hued up in n procettidon, the string would rnach four-fifths of tho. distance around the •workl Ht the "luntwr. or yeven times tho distnneo fluni Xtflv York to San PranciRcn, nc- ocrdlng to tho Automobile Digest. The Chevrolet Sedan. FREQUENT DRAINING OF CRANK CASE ESSENTIAL l. CiiU-.itlilir 'i 'MlcJi v.' t'oinpuly Speed r Uix., liiiiltatioii. try i nsiit nnc* 1 . I'liiuij; iuiee.dKOvie •^LliiLlIOIl, Local Auto Supply Deader Tells Reasons For Giving This Detail Attention, Gas Tax h'avortte. lYr most uoi'U'ar rluas in tho first. Then- is hnrdly a niate which Uius uot already passed, or In considering, n ,«;ayoli»i' tax. And Ihis in spite of tho tact'Mhat a ft 'deral injunction buy been drawn unainnt. the coUecLion ot Uio tax in Arknnsuri and that the Supreme Court iS*"ronsiderlntf tt« validity. CUi-li- fornirt. In (act. has two bills that Tould ievy taxes on motor vehicle tires a» well. Uillh tu limit the weight of trucks r/:v. Intend'.'d not MO much Cor taxation purpo5 j *jN n» for the inainteiiance oi hiRhwtiys. Heavy fines are proposed for overweight vehicles. In Texan, If ciiic bill became a law, a truck owner ftouUl have to pay duty based on tihe {•nL 'jno horsepower andVnveig'ht of the truck, so ilwit a i>'j-horriOpower vehicle 3v.'ij 1r hin^ t'iv« tons would be taxed <'nmpulHory insurance in gaining headway throughout the country. The law pro(.vs(.-d in AliiH .*whti«ot{s serins ! fair and i* fuvon-d by the motor clubs. Jiy it, the stjite won id Wutrgo every | motoriM $VU a yi-a.r and insure hJm ' The periodic draining of tho oil in , the craukeuse IK unc of the uwst lm* I portaut in the efficient operation i.'f an automobile, according lo U. (\ Ilarues of the Uarnes Auto Supply Co. An examination of the old oil In a car will show that it has boi*n thinned out in ut»e. An analysis would j HIIOW the presence of a varyins per- I centape ot gasoline, depending; upon ; the way your car Is operated, the length of time the oil has been allowed to remain U*--the crankcase a*id the condition of tho engine. "The present day gasoline Is of heavier gravity and Is less volatile, tlwiri that formerly sold. The heavier and less volatile the fuel, the greater the difficulty of vaporizing U to form the proper mixture with air for com- buafion. Only a small poreentago of it evaporates unless considerable heat is applied. "l T 8ing the choke valve causes a large amount of fuel to be drawn Into the manifold and cylinders. Only the lighter and volitUe portHons of this evaporate to form tho. explosivo mixture Tart of the remaining liquid j fuel mixes with the oil 6n the cylinder j walls und worts down "by the rings on the compression stroke, escaping ! Into ita own and the ncoct few years } will undoubtedly brlnp this mode of transportation well to the fore. Ac- j cording tn tho United States Storage j Company they will find tho electric truck Indispensable, using it every working day. Moreover, they claim that enough fs saved by 'this method of hauHti£ to pay for the truck before Its days of usefulness are even half over. They find the electric truck "cuts tho long cost out of short haula" and fa cheaper than gasoline. HERCULEAN TASK FOR HENRY'S DETROIT PLANT Endeavoring to Fill Orders For 311,060 Cars in June—Production cn Jump. 3 MILLION CARS IS 1923 OUTLOOK More Than Half That Many Are Turned Out in First Five Months" of Year. OVER MOUNTAIN AND PLAIN, TOURING BY MOTOR CAR Being Some Sketches From the Note Book of Mrs. Ed Lyman, of Garfield, Pawnee County, Jotted Down, Here and There, While Touring the West. FOURTH INSTALLMENT—IN THE LAND OF DOBIE. tin the into tho crankcasy mid diluting o'l ther* 1 . These greatly deerea lnbrleutliiR value of the oil. "Tlie cninkraee or a new cur ahotilil lie drained afte.r the first 600 mllea, and after ihnr drain It after every 1.000 miles the car la driven in isnru- mer, and every 500 miles! during winter." AUTO NOTES for $;\Oi 'U. That wimhi furnish more | tiiim $4.m 1 V'0U as an insurance fund, to :»;ni'l w ith. \ Denounce Accessory Bill. < Auto clubs ari' dmouneinK the various *;i <T ,.-riPury hilts' proposed in tho r.tntf I'T.itjbii iiri-F. Such, for Instance, :u* requiring a niei hiiuical signal lo PUOW u"hir.ii nay ;inti)isl intends to tuin, or une r <M |iilrini; a radiator cap' ultaclunt'iH HliowIiiH a urecn li«ht to the left and a r'd lisht tu the right vt ih** driver. This? \» ^nu ot tti 1 * treak la!) i prtipti.-ed in l!Hu<ds. Hpi fd reKnlntiiui Is sllll the >Miira- l .Oii auioiHtrj. While in Home states, htlhi would raihe tin- r-peed limit from L'u m miles an imar an istiite hi^h- another would limit it to j chas. Steinmetz. manager of the niiii-s and mak.'a jail b.-nU'iieo inamln-] Superior Motor Co. and his family, lory II a driv.r Is rnuvicted i.N- ln f ( M.mdiiy tor Warren, Ohio to spend infttitiix this limit. Atiutiu-r hi:l «'TKIM lx t Wi > wee.ks vacation, n'nuiiv 0i>: in«ti\Ui\t.iun ni a ^overnur mi i .u h enuine to eoutrol the cars 11 (1. Malahy, who has heen in ! charge of the HiKchin^on hrnneh of KtsideH. th>-rv are all .-on* of un- Hnbher t'o. ha« recently c'^sititd biV* A ralifnmian, for a six. months leave ot ahsenca exanipl.. would make sp.-d traps 11- U ' ft for r!olorarto Sur,n « 8 leRttl. Another would iwnro thumb his health. N. A. XiekelB, who was prints n,» VSIKU oprrntoi-.s 1!«:HIIH.J. Jn i f'"''"*''' ! >' the enmp.'uiy at Wichita Illinois, tl.e UCVVHM. and en K iu» num . j i» now manager ot trie local Uruueh. Mr. Nickels states that the tire b«ai- n*^s.s i-; vi'ry gcod at the preuenf tlinio. Sacirday he whipped out 2:>l) casings and, rnorti than 100 inner tuhen. b'-rn oi i-vi.-i-y auto taken Into wosiiil liavc- to b«; recorded, i i. fiaraso one bill 'i'hf.-e give only an Idea of the acat- tert-d array of hills hefure the state Je^'lslature.v at present. NECESSARY TO FILL TANK CAR A MINUTE Staggering Figures in Computing Annual Gasoline Consumption in U. S. Thtre .-ire 12.000,000 motor vehicles, exrlutdvo of motorryi lea in use in the Uninil States at the present time., ,io- n. J. Stinler has reeently purrhased a new Hl\ cylinder Hnlek touring car from the Wood-Hereford Motor (.'o, C. W. Xiish, manager of the Santa FV (Jarage, left Tuesday for Cimarron, Mn to he. with his_Xiilher -who is seriously ill. A first aid hit containing antiseptic*, dressings, and instructions for the caj e of the injured should be, carried by every motorist and canvper. Many times a life can be aaved by one of these first aid kits. The automobile painting department of tho Tip Sealey Service Station turned out five newly painted cars this week. Among them were the Hudson Biipi-i- owned by Hill Holmes, tho Apperson Ktght owned liy lit. Cora Uuld- re.-i, the RKO sedan owned by W. M. The production of automobiles has gone, on at an undiminished speed during the. first five months of 1923, at- ] cording to n bulletin of the National Automobile Dealer's association. During that time more than 1,659,341 motor vehicles wore- turned out or American factories. When the final returns are in for Lhe year, an output of closo to three million vehicles tvlll bo disclosed. "May and June arc expected to he the peak mouths ot production for 1923, -with the latter showing: a slight falling ovf, due mainly to a marked slackening in open car sales," the bul- eltln says. "July and the following i months will witness the usuall sen- i souat decline, but it will not be pre| cipitate. Those who profess to see a marked falling off in demand as a result of tho heavy sales for the first six months likely will have to revise their estimates Prosperity In tihls country is on a sound basis, especially in the urban districts, and purchasing Power remains at a high level. "A temporary decline In forward buying has been manifest in business generally since the last ot March," tho bulletin goes on to say, "and there has been some waning «f confidence. At present, however, there is « renewal of a fcelins of conservative optimism. Prosperity in the automobile business is largely a reflection of general business.prosperity . A greater volume of general merclumdtse than ever be-fore IK expected to bo iuovod this fall, the bulletin states. HELEN, NEW. MBX.: Leaving at 6 this morning, wo have left another old, old Mexican town -with many adobe buildings and the outside adobe of Irrigated California, but they do not. Why? Tho Calitornlan Is thrllty — the Mexican shifty. The Mexican has absorbed the wrong part of civil' Detroit. Mich., July ".—June finds the Ford Motor Company undertaking the greatest 'ask of Its career, that of attempting to fill nn order list for Cars and Trucks which totals 311,000 for .the month. Popularity of the Ford never has been so sirlhinsly illustrated as this year, for every month has brought Increasing orders -with Juno topping them all. And th(,j demand for. tho I'Vrd extends Into every section of the country, for dealers from the smallest town to the largest city all have asked for Increased allotments of Ford cars and trucks lor delivery to their customers. Production has been steadily moved upward right along and the enormous manufacturing facilities of the company are dally being taxed to the utmost in an endeavor to meot tho demand, arid to assist In delivering COTB •with as little delay as possible. DurlnR the present month ..production Is on a schedule which calls for approximately 6.700 cars and trucks a day, another Increase in tho record- breaking output -which sales demands mako necessary. ovene. .fust above ths city the river' [jatlon. The commandment was so hugs the western c.Htf and the litUu homos are on the other side. Wo cross tho rii-er on a long bridge. The water is much hrjrhor than it was last fall but uot ao high as at thi-v time last year. • We have two miles—bj tho signboard— of steep grades and short turns which takes us to tho high pla- \ teau covered by detached mountains, j We see a few horses, many cattle | and at long intervals a shack. long thai the "Bix days sbalt thou la bor" was forgotten before they wound up with "the seventh day shalt thou rest." The Calitornlan started In with "six dayS'shalt thou wo.rU" and until he wears out he will not stop to finish tho reading. Hot ween Isleta and Albuqiierquo is an apparently new Industrial Farm, with fine new buildings. Albuquerque is a mixture of the old and -the new—decay and progress. And here Is a man driving a bl(i Lots of fine old trees and a few-nice Jones, and the Cole roadster by MTS. Minnie Rnyl. owned Bringing the Grocery Store to the Housewife Cincinnati housewives havo greeted enthusiastically the grocery store on wheels recently put In operation there by Joseph Nuuumau. Tho first jiioiith's business led Neumann to start plans for a whole fleet of the Stores. As tho storo circulates through, the residence district, customers halt it tiu they please, enter by the roar door, and imiko their selections thomsoWea. As they leave 'through tha-fvopt doer, they pay the diiver-eJerlt «nd. th4 store moves on with a minimum losf* of time. Because of low overhead and the fact that but one man Is needed to maintain the store, Ncumami &ay« ho Is ablo to deliver groceries at cash- and-carry prlcen. Ills customers appreciate tho convenience ot toeing ablo to dp their shopping without having to walk several blooka and carry bundles home. As shown in the photograph, Neumann's utoro consists ot a simple rearrangement ot a paauenger bus body, lnouatcd on » »p«ed W4«uu ibteHtaiifti 500 PIGMENTS HEP RUBBER PRODDUCTION * Endless study and experimenting Necessary to Meet Modern, Needs. That rubber as it serves you is no direct tree-to-home affair, but that more than 6(W different-pigments, and IngretUents enter into it to mnV.e it usable. Is pointed out by tho chemical engineers of The B. P. Goodrich Rub- her Company, Akron, Ohio. These, they say, are vital to produce rubbers that meet the varying demands for toughness, elasticity and hardness. Furthermore, few people realize how tremendous the rubber industry has grown, and how far-reaching have been its developments in the last quarter century. A llulo over twenty years aqc, according lo recent statistics issued by The It. F. Coodrlch Rubber Company, rubber product manufacturers represented ono of tho lesser industries with a total apireBata volunie-of a little better than it) million dollars in-husiness annually. .Now, •howovor, the industry ranks with steel and its annual business volume approaches the astonishing figure ot two billion dollars. When you drive your automobile on a Ions, trip, you perhaps givo.liltlo attention to the part rubber is playing in making your,trip interesting and comfortable, if a tire blows out and you are mllus from the nearest service begin to realize then Just how important a comiuo\lity rubber really is. The automobile tire part of the rubber Industry la new a giant. At least forty-eight million of thoBo tires will ho required during 1923 to keep tho automobiles in America in the run- nliw. Dut the development of that "giant" is more than moroly a romance; it has entailed endless study, experimentation and chemical research with tho constant aim of bettering product. Tho rubber in tho Tubber band, the heel of your «hoo, or tho treads on your tires are not Just simple vulcan- lied. mixtures of ruibber and sulphur. The compounds are complicated, they have long since passed front the stace- ot simplicity which they occupied jir»ctlcally until the development of tb* auttnaobUo got under way. flock of sheep across our road—ewes and their lambs, and we have a perfectly awful time trying not to run over two little lambs. They were too new to this -world to comprehend its dangers. Our tires were tho color of ttielr mothers and the car body- was a protection from vrimls. and what more could a perfectly new lamb want? Thirty miles out of Socvorro we pass by Black J-ava mountain. There black lava mountains aro l'ound very frequently in parts ot New Mexico and we occasionally find one in Arizona. _There is one close by the Pet- rifled Forest, that I commented upon In our "Living in an Auto." New Mexico is full of them, some several miles Ion£, and we presume that in the "upheaval" period tho lava pushed up through cracks in the earth's surface, and cooled uuickly, leaving this long mountain of lava. In other places wo | pass dozens of them, not many rods j apart, as if this lava had been forced up through holes in The earth's surface. This lava Is being softened by the elements,—air and moisture,—and crumbling slightly in many places. For many miles we stay away from tho river and then as we near Helen our eyes enjoy at short intervals the green i-racery to our left, and soon wo aro in sight of big Cottonwood trees, green alfalfa and a cluster or clusters of adobe houses. Kvery village has its little, (or big) adobe church house, vri'th its whlto cross on the gable, and frequently a itfe -Bize image above tho front door. Nearby is always a gravoyitrd with many wooden crosses, and seldom a granite shaft or even a slab of granite or marble. ' Catholic missionaries from Spain brought the first Christianity and civilization to tho Indians of New Mex. loo, as well as to those of Arizona and California, and the .Mexicans trace their ancestry back to the first Spanish settlors who married Indians. The low moral standard and pleasure loving disposition-of the Spaniard, mixed with, tho lack of ambition commonly found In" the lndian,.has produced the Mexican. He is not a desirable citizen. Ho may improve with time. At Belen we again cross to the west sldo on a good bridge and find good roadu—wo find good. roada all the way thioiugii hero,—but-they arc for company only, as the Uttlo sido roado leading to the Mexican houses, farms and villages are the worst ever. The cities with American populations have good streets and the others -do not. There Is a largo church near tho road in tho north outskirts of Bolen and largo crowds aro gathering— on foot, on .horseback, in buggies, carriages and wagons, and not a singlo auto. This last seemed remarkable. A Place of Thrills. CILOIUETTA, NEW.MEX.: From Helen our load took us back to the oast side of the old Rio Grande and as we go up stream we notice the river keeps getting higher, Tains of the springtime and melting snow. With their mild climate, abundance of water, rich soli and leisure, wo wonder at the luck of nice yards and flowers. None tout tho .very rich have attractive homes. They can have servants to do tho work— and a Mexican really loves beauty. But the Mex who is hie own boss, always sloops during the heat ot the day and' rests in the -shade during toe comfortable hours. Similar "crops would grow along the irrigated Kk> Qrande that gn>wa ia ufiay' puis MARKED PREFERENCE FOR INCLOSED CARS yards. Narrow streets. A little building is going on. A fino cement pavement leading north, bordered with fine homes, intensive farming and handsome yards, indicates an American settlement. We aro soon In sight of snow-covered mountains again, and see. it snowing ahead of us. For many miles we travel across a plain with not much chance" ot becoming a farming center because of deep w'ashes, detached mountains and inaccessibility to water. And then come-.* our greatest climb,—our guide booksays we raise 1670 feet, while wc travel l 1 .^ miles. Not in a straight -road. We turn many times, around many spurs out from the hillside and the place whero we filially reach the to [i la nearly above the place where we begun the ascept. About one-half way up we passed an auto that did not turn the corner soon enough and had gone on over and broken to pieces- the front pa.rt was one rod farther down than the back. The occuiKiatd were gone, but' wlien or where wo knew not. This precipice Is the La Bajada Grado. Tho Santa Fe river is at its base and later flows into Rio Grande. A bunch of Indians are always to be found at both top and bottom of this precipice anil urge you to buy their pottery. If you look easy they ask 60c apiece but will finally take 10c If you offer it. If thrills can bo caused by scenic drives this drivo should be thrilling. Many refuse to rldo up or down because of fear or nerves. I stayed in the car and felt safer than on foot. But it is scary and thrilling besides being hard on a car and Itn drver. • Volcanic rock 1s seen at top of canyon and tumbled down Its side. We travel six miles across a comparatively flat table land and then go down the north side, as far down as we had come up but not so steep, and with the same volcanic rock down the side. This must be an immense Maipi —the name given to this queer formation of lava. Scrub cedar is getting common and the yucca is much smaller as we near Santa Fe and as wo leave the city and enter tiio mountains they are completely covered—some trees nearly one toot through. These must be old trees as they aro the original. As we look back for tho last time at tho plains south of Santa Fo ive see a Btorm raging and are glad we.-aro ia tho mountains, glad we are on His Footstool and that His Temples aro about us. . ' We will praise tho Great Maker, Infinite Creator, Whoso handiwork fashioned the earth; Whoae thought save the mountains their beauty and grandeur. ~ Whosn desire gave the valleys their worth. He took a small bit of the soil He'd ereatod . And mouU-d us only he could And hr«fvihtd Vn this imago tho soul'of * man. And to Himself said "It is good.' Cun XIQ still look with pleasure on we earthly creatures, And feel glad at the Part He has played/? Aro >-c "sood" to lila vision, or do we eause sorrow And rcsrel, &t the being* He made? Let ii& pralBe the Oreat Sculptor, Omnipotent Builder, And rejoice In the worke ot Hie hands. QUdly. do what He bide us,—Take joy at HU< orders, , And tUt for Hie voice ot commina. Tho marked trend toward an In- Creased use of closed cars Is indicated by the replies to a questional™ recently received by the Natiional Automobile Dealers Association, according to Clark Hereford of tho Wood-Hereford Motor Co. "Sixty percent of the replies from 20,000 questionnaires stated that tho buyers' next purchase would be a closed model. The reasons given for this preference were the year around use, belter protection', and a scaler appearance." CLOSE ATTENTION GIVEN USED CARS Hutchinson Motor Car Co. PuU Reputation.Behind! Them •» Well as New Ones. "Our business reputation rests Just as much on the used cars wo sell as it does in tho fine new Hudsou-Kssox models," said A. E, Kirk, Hudson and Essex dealer. "Walk through our used car department and you must look closely to be sure that the cars on display are really used—they really look new. Give Them Overhauling. * "The Hudson and Essex cars are all reconditioned; in foot this firm will, not sell a used Hudson or Essex car 'jj. as Is. When one Is traded in, It Is £ immediately sent through the shops; for all necessary mocltanlcal work; |< new battery if needed; now tiros arei, substituted for" those badly worn, and fe It ia not unusual to put on all newfc tires; a complete new top-is installed-, whore necessary, or if tihe top Is in" good condition, tho curtains are carefully gone over and fitted; if upholstery is ripped or cushions have bad springs, all this Is given careful attention, then the car Is sent to the paint shop. "Tho entire organization feels special prido In the rebuilt cars. I0« Is hardly possible for us to keep aj| stock of these reconditioned Hudson!} cars, and -we usually have a waiting!} Hst for the ro-conditloned ESBCX cars'f of all models. Many Can 't Afford New Ones. "That there is a market for cart*} thus treated there can be no doubt;i many men want a car ot standard! make, but do not feel like putting Intdf the purchase the price of a new carl If they are able to buy one that ham been used, that looks good and rumji godd, at a reasonable price, they wllp appreciate o. real value, and whenl they got It, will bo as good a boosted for tho firm as the purchaser of thf most expensive new enr handled. j ' Our company numihers among ttjj new car purchasers many people t|] whom they first so'.rt used cars any later traded on new car sales. It. ifl^m not unusual for this form to sell ae-^^H eral cars to employes of the same ' dUHtry or enterprise; one man buyi-j and tolls his associates, or comes wit=; them to buy also. A now canal recently built in Hoj land, about 42 miles long, eight tut" deep and a surface width ot Tl fet at a cost ot approximately $10,000,00' connects Zuld-WIUems canal wlt| Gcertruidenberg. i Electric Truck Glalns Popularity.^ tar EteciHc-track lir'tat-'OoariDB

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