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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 24, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 1920 T11E 'JIYHBHIDGK" DAILY HERALD PAGE THIRTEEN Dominion Takes Second Place To Only United States; Ontario Leads Other'Provinces in Manufacturing Cars. Throughout Canada there is ono au- tomobile for every twenty-live people, the Dominion in this respect taking only second place to ttie United States, there is one to every llfteen persons. Since the introduction ot tbe tar into Canada, tho industry' Uas jnado phenomenal strides. Just how remarkable tie growth has lieea may be realised troru. the. Jaei sports to the United Stales totaled mainly parts, and to the Argentine Republic, The British prefers uiial tariff which. vent Into effoct ou September 1 91V, is cipected to import a consider .ible sUinulua to the Canadian auto- mobile Industry. It fcrauta a prefer ence of provided that not that iu 1303 In all the breadth vt tlio Dominion there were but 220 owners, In 1919 the number ol registrations totalled 324.SSC. By pro- riuces the registration ot cars la as follows Ontario, Saskatche- wan, Alberta, 31.000; Quebec, Manitoba, 29.1C3; British 'Co- lumbia. Nova Scotia, 900; Xew Prince Edward Is laud. 053. At tha present time tlio finni o! is invested Iu the Cana dian motor industry, its various lines account for the employment JHOTO than people. TLo estl mated aggregate salo o( cars in Cau last year wcs over und expert mvcstigatloii has elicited tlio probability of a 35 per cent- In crease over these figures1 for th year 1920, Ontario Plants Ontario -is tho motor province o Canada in ma lures as well as ownership. Windsor, -with its sur- rounding communities of viilo and Ford C'ty, Oshawa and Toronto arc -the most important manufacturing towns. The Ford [Motor company at Walkerville era- jiloys employees .stunr-hoae office, tha plant covering nine ec'rea. O'he recently completed plants a! the Canadian Products, limited, division of tho Goaeral Motors of Canada, "constructed, at WatkervIllQ cost Other large plants in the Windsor district are Max- Veil's and itho Studehaker corpora- tion, In addition to which tlicro is a largo' number o? plants turning out accessories and automobile parts. At Osha'.re, the General Motors cor- poration of. -Canada has "three large planti JMSi year between and was spent in this town on extensions' and Improvements iu conue'ction with the industry, 'in To- ronto (the Willys-Overland Is "the pria-: Awhile London, Chatham, Kitchener, Hamilton and Brockrlllo also Interested in the manufacture, and Montreal In Quebec. and Export Candda 1919' Ore iirfporU-'- of parts and accessories amount ccl to; while- oiports for tho same period were, at .The imports were prac- tically all from tho. United' States. The growth of the export trade can ho seen from a comparison Tvlth the figures of 1917 and ISIS, -which and J4.UWIS re epectiyely. Australia was the Do- minion's besl, buyer. last year, the ess than '26 per cent, ot the labor on he iiirlshed car shall iave beea done within (1) One motor truck replaces from six to eight horses. (2) It acres ot laud to feed ono horse for ouo year. For every horse you supplant with a motor truck, you add five acres to your farm. (4) A motor truck is ready to pull you through the rus'n season. (5) A motor truck means' larger crops by. glvlug tho farmer inbro time- tor cultlratlon. (6) Tho motor truck "eats" only when it is working. (7) A motor truck enables a farm- er to take quick advantage! top- notch prices. (S> A- motor truck nerer goes lame, gets the colic or dies. (9) A motor truck can pay for it- self by shrink-ago it saves in haul ing cattle and hogs. (10) The motor truck is an essen- tial OR the farm as tho binder. (11) -A motor truck hauls at about ;rossly in error. The result is that: he owner pays double, the garage Buffers in reputation, and so ono is Like a Druggist A garage no matter hour careful and efficient lie inay be, cannot be expected to generally over- haul a car in. order to ascertain whe- ther or not the iustructiona he ro- ceived aro correct or not. He U in the same class as the druggist, who does not examlce the man couici to him with o doctor's pre- scription to- ascertain whether or not it rpylnco, ct was only matter of time until tho change would have to.to' made. Out ot consideration for tho etreet railways of the province, said Mr. King, .it decided1 to make the time of the change necembor 31, 1921. 'This would mean that n small corner of tho province would retain r present rulo -for a year and nine months; that Is" to that; part of thoi.lower raaln land -.'and VanooUver Island cut off.- natural from''the interior- And" northern-.sec- tions. The change in the -rule of Kho road will 'becomp effective In the other districts on July ib this year. '-The Minister explained that the B. Electric Railway '-Company had submitted a. report tha changing of, their rolling.stock and tracks to. comply wltli the new rule would cost more than one. million dollars. This'had not" been checked by tlio department, said the Minis- tec, but would be as soon as pos- sible." lie -proceeded to show that the change would cost more the longer it waa left, chiefly the com-. pany should ho obliged in .the near future to purchase new rolling stock. MOOSE JAW, Sask., April 24 Moose Jaw will he-lhc northern ter- minal, mid Denver, Colo., the south- ern of the new automobile road which -is shortly to be built between these two cities. It Is to be known as the Power Jliver Trail, and run 'di- rectly south from Moose .law to .Den- ver, a distance ot 800 miles, through a rapidly Developing livestock- and country. It .will cross the Roosevelt highway at Wolf Point. Tho Commercial Club ot Wolf Point, Mon- tana, stands sponsor for the scheme, Foor.'has en- countered considerable success m carrying the enterprise i.'orward.- The sjgn oPa tmckins broncho and its rider'stenciled in white-on background, will be uwrt as a marker for tbe trail. Cord or Fabric. Economy it a bank into which men drop penniei and gtt in return. The economy of .Partridge it in their durability. IJy giving long service they'save new tire and their de- pendable: wearing elim- nate the ex- TIRES Gdmeds TheiYName "PAY-AS-YOU-GO" PLAN WANTED IN NEW YORK Governor Smith' of New York has recommended to tlio legislature- tho prompt release of tho unappropriated" balance of the sec .ond bond issue available for read construction purposes Quiet action iu the matter Is eouglr iccauso practically al' of the ap- roprlated balances have been ex lended and little'is available to carrj n .the 1920" program 'ho Governor also' recommended tha ho 'Legislature' appropriate cnougl unds to match Federal Governmcn moneys which must b met on or before June 20. Governor Smith is disposed t favor the farther construction o New 'York highways, after the, pre eni available'jrioiiejs arc expended through, tho plan whereby all .construction costs won! bo. met by direct appropriations. H favoring such1' ii plan results from1 his belief not been dcra- onalrated -tlrsft -.the1 Bo-called durable types-of. pavement have actually outlived the life ot the bonds that provided the money for :lhcir con- struction.' NEW- MCLAUGHLIN .LIGHT six longer '.wheelbase motor, tiimprpve'd. spring suspension finish -and trim [abided to'all the good qualities of the [previousjMcLaughlin Light Sixes, .the. .best, buy in its _ [pncetdass. Powerc'dWith'the.famousMcLaug'hIin i44 horse-power over-head valve motor.. 20 miles fpergallon and from 8 LETHBRIDGE MOTORSLTD. ELEVENTH ST. S. LIGHT A S Japanese la S2.aiito-. mobiles and 161 motor trucks; .More than farmerai. own motor trucks in the'United States. Taxation ot automobiles is heavier tlian any other kind of property, 'Motorists In England a license tax of "annually-per horaepoTves-. Prance used nearly gal- lons ot motor spirits during 1919. The average weekly .wage in the automobile industry was last year. There are more than people employed >Ia the rubbertire industrj' the United States. Pennsylvania Is regarded.as-having >ne of tho most drastic heauilght'anU- glare laws in tho country. In Denmark motorists aro ed to use an automobile as long aa" it Is distinguishable. Sovenly-flve automobiles will be ent to Baptist missionaries among cannibals in foreign countries. As in Great Britain, the.left rule of >the road and'the tho custom in Xew Zealand.'' In German automobile factories unlor engineers, with full academic and practical training, arc- paid as Htle ae J17.50 a month. Clerical workers recoivo still less. The Massachusetts Highway Com- mission, -with: an international repu- lalion as a leader in matters pertain- ing to the construction of roads and Lheir maintenance, was formed in IS92. Paris is the latest European city to adopt motorcycles and sido cars for police use. If the experiment proves, successful the city 13 promised special automobile brigades to guard the streets. A now meter device which measures tho load placed on motor trucks is being tested at Akron, 0. H fs ap- plied to the truck, and tho ivelghl of the load is registered and record- ed automatically. With.'a. length'of the Lincoln. Highway- connects twelve Stales and Is laid'out between New York and San Francisco, ns directly ns possible, consistent with graphy of tho-country. -Based -upon rates per -100 pounds, the coat .of motor truck transporta- tion between New York nnd Phila- delphia Is SO cents; by rail tho cost ia tl.02-, with air.'added 15.'.cents per 100 'pounds .for. teaming charges. "Roads'Of Hemembrance" is ft new ITPO of highway, planned In various parts of tho country. Tho scfiemn in volvcd ia planting memorial tho roads Tor men in the service as national honor roll, A movement has been started ia Croat liritaht, backM mostly by Brit- ish manufacturers, to bring pressure upon tho Board of Trado to forbid tho Importation of American-made motor vehicles 03 luxuries. Assistant1 Clilel Oordon Plilon, of Sandwich, has tendered his tlon, Shielded from Bumps Sheltered from Storm WlTII this beautiful Overland Four-Door Sedan you need no longer let road or weather decide or when you go. Its Triplex Springs soften the shock of the road, its enclosed body protects you from sun, rain, wind and sleet. In z twinkling, lite Sedan may be converted to admit the grateful breezes and warm spring sunshine, making it a car equally appropriate for every dsy of the 366 days of the year. This new Overland is very light and eco- nomical, owing to its 100-inch whcelbase. Yet it rides with the luxurious comfort of a heavy, long whcelbase car on account of its 130-inch, springbasc. Soft toned trimmings and deep upholstery to its beauty and comfort- It is electrically started and lighted. The Sedan'vveighs only 200 pounds more than the Touring Can P. M. McKINNON Lelhbr'dge. Phone 740 Cardston Dealer: LYLE HOLLAND Head Office and Factories: Willys-Overland Limited, Toronto, Canada Branches: Toronto, Montreal, Winnipeg ard Kegina ;