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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 11, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta iQe eight TtjR LETHBRIDQE DAILT herald 1M YOUR CAR DIFFERS FROM JUST RUNNING IT That there U an art in driving nave no doubt. Even believe that the art Is Incroasing constantly In its desirability. For as the traffic on the highways and the byways of a growing country becomes more and more condensed, it requires art in driving to be a part of It. And a good driver always is a part of the traffic and not a contrary-Mary. what-do-I-care-for-the-traffic-whistle ogo. The first timo a woman drives her car with no one in the coaching box �he has very little, if any-, confidence In her ability, no matter how well or how long she has been instructed. Unless she is on a wide and deserted country road she finds it extremely difficult to avoid a few vehicles and obstructions to the progress of the car. And even on a wide and deserted country road she finds the wide expanse all too narrow. Her difficulty lies in her lack of confidence. The same difficulty figures In the other arts, fine  and applied. Only, in driving, more of the world gets the effect of it. If the beginning art student makes the feeble, ineffectual lines that fails somehow to give the desired strength to the politician's portrait, it is a narrow, understanding world-the classroom-that knows it and cares. Let a driver make an uncertain line down a crowded street-well, really, ft isn't done, especially if it's a city street. , So, you see that there is an art in driving, and an art that it would pay any woman to cultivate in this day of motoring and driving. It is hard, you will admit, especially if you have been there yourself, for the novice to remember even the most Bimple of her instructions when she mii3t change speed or pass another car. This is true even though such times are the times of all times at which she should remember her instructions. But the ability to judge distance and speed and the automatic control that 'conies' with driving are only to be learned by actual experience and careful observation, combined with intelligence. And it is In the cultivation of this ability to Judge and the automatic control that tha art of driving comes in! ; It used to be that you 6*ould count on your fingers all the cars in a. town Ot 10,000. Can you do It-now?-' Trwe, ypu can count on your -ringers all the women who drive in the town of 10,-000, and it you are one of them they are probably; all friends of yours. But will you be' able to do it always? Judging from the growing list of women who drive their own cars you will not be able to do it always, or long. Fewer artists are born than tradition has had it. and just as other arts are sponsored and adopted so la the art of driving being adopted by woman, and it is being adopted by cultivation and by an intelligence that makes lack of confidence non-existent In the face of it. With the coming and the growing of the motor car and its activities she has demonstrated quite often her ability to master the gasoline engine and make herself a most excellent artist In efficient and successful driving. She may not fit herself to be a x skilled mechanic, but she does fit herself to understand more than the superficial technicalities, so that she gets a good working knowledge of the features of the car she 13 most con- cerned with in driving ajid is ahlo to apply this knowledge when the time and the occasion demands it. Greatly to bo desired is it that as the motor industry becomes more and more a part of the American and world life that the women of the land gradually become Imbued with Inherent mechanical ability. Hut until they do the best thing that will take its place is the use and development of the ability already possessed and the cultivation of them into that which makes for efficient driving. There are women who have this inherent mechanical ability. They are the ones who talk about how easy it is to drive, they can't see how anyone would be afraid to be caught out on the rosd with a balky engine, and so on and so on. Most of these, after driving a few months, exhibit such a knowledge of the mechanical parts of the ear as is usually accrcdit-j ed to trained mechanics only. The ! rest of them break up the cars I through accident or other reasons---j and drop cut of the driving lists. | There Is a great difference be-jtween running a car and driving a car. To run It you merely follow a | certain, series of steps which cause the' car to start, stop, slow down, speed up, reverse, turn to right and turn to left as desired. But to drive involves judgment, foresight and an unconscious tendency to synchronism of mind, eye, hand and foot, together with some mechanical skill and knowledge. Too many learn to drive a car from the wrong end of the row. The mechanical details of the car should be mastered before, not after, the would-be driver has steered his somewhat uncertain way down the road. Because it is possible to drive for miles, and years, without the least knowledge of the details or construction of a car or why a certain operation produces a certain effect, it is done, and done too often. For when anything happens, which it generally does, a good, working knowledge of the essential mechanism is of inestimable value.' You do not have to know everything about tha engine, transmission, differential and the-thousand and on* other details. Some of tha parts, though, sooner or later, will need your personal attention, and if you know notblng- about them they will naed it in vain. Certain details are ! connected so closely ; with ordinary driving that they should be mastered if you are to recognize the art of driving at all. The best way you can start out to master the art of driving is to have someone who is experienced and competent go with you and explain every Btep in the process of driving. It is not absolutely necessary, however, that you follow this plan. It will make it faster for you, though, and you will be more apt. to learn things In their logical sequence rather than in a mass. Until you have mastered the rudiments of driving it is beat, for you and for everybody else, that you avoid the traffic of the streets. Most owners are too anxious to drive along the roads or through the streets and .start out long before they are ready. I No wonder then, is there, that they J become rattled and forget their in-Istructions when occasion arises for them to observe them? For instance. If a new owner becomes thoroughly familiar with the handling of clutch, gears, brakes and so on before going out on the road, she then can give her entire attention to steering and will not hare to look or feel about for the lovers and pedals. It Is not only best but wisest for a new driver not to try to drive through congested thoroughfares. When enough skill has been acquired to attempt the heavy traffic oven then the greatest care must be usod, turns must be made slowly, obstructions must be avoided with ample leeway and the driver must bo ready at any time to slow down when doubtful as to what course other vehicles will take. DOIXfj HIS BEST TO BE FRIENDLY NEW SERVICE STATION The new service station that has been Installed by the Prairie City OU Co., opposite the post office, is attracting considerable comment among the local automobile owners, and it will certainly prove a great boon to them when it gets fairly established. The company has threo much larger stations In the city of Winnipeg and there it is not an uncommon sight to have the cars lined up four or five deep waiting tor gas, oil or whatever It may be. One of the great advantages that the autolst derives from his doing his business at such a station is that in the matter of oil, there Is an expert who will tell him just what grade of oil ought to be used in his car, and further he will be supplied with that particular grade. The whole secret Is that the sole^businesB of the station is to specialize In gas and oil and therefore the car gets more attention with regard to its wants than it would otherwise. The station has the largest gasoline tank in the city, the capacity of which is 1000 gallons, and the company are introducing hero an entirely new brand of gasoline, "Electro", which is of the grade usually sold at much higher rates. H comes, however, at the usual prices. Besides gasoline and oil, free- water and air have been installed and ft. F. Marshall, the manager-expert from the 'Peg, expects a record run of business In the course of the next few weeks. LETHBRIDGE MOTORS Notice has recently been published of the incorporation of the Netltbrldge Motors, Ltd., with a capital of 130,-000,000. The company has taken over the McLaughlin Oarago, formerly conducted by E. A. Adauis and under the management of Mr. A. H. Darnsley, late of the Ford Auto Co., will handle the McLaughlin car exclusively. Many alterations anil improvements have been made to the gnrage and there are many unique featuros such as are found in the larger cities. A complete new system of lighting has been installed, featuring the new nitrogen electric lamps which illuminate the garage as bright as day. A large light and airy office and show room has been built and the twenty-four hour service Insures all customers the best of attention. Tho ladles' rest room is fitted up in n tasteful and appropriate manner and contains in addition a lavatory with hot and cold water installed. Somewhat of a new feature are the hot and cold shower baths installed for the convenience of the employees of the garage and which add a final touch to the completeness of the equipment. It is certain that the Lethbrtdge Motors Co. garage will find, great popularity amongst the auto enthusiasts of the city. 4 SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 1917 PERU TURNS DOWN . GERMANY'S OFFER Lima, Peru, Aug. 9.-The German government has offered to submit the circumstances of the sinking of the Peruvian bark Lorton to a prize court for adjudication. The Peruvian government today refused the offer, declaring that the sinking of the bark was unjustified and insisted that the German government pay damages and make an Indemnity. Automobile Owners To Call And ct My New Garage CONVENIENCE and COMFORT have been the watchword in its construction. My nine years experience in the garage business ha* made itpossible, "I believe" for me to give yon the best SERVICE that can lie obtained lii Alberta; > Nothing .'but stmuHtrd lines of accessories anil tires will be handled. ' And all work will be personally Inspected and guaranteed. Free Air. Free tire inspection and inflation. Gasoline and Oils under cover and free from dust. You can drive straight through the Oarage or turn inside. Make My Garage Your Headquarters During Stampede Graham Motor Co. 4H> fiTII STREET 8. PHONE 1822. Officer (as recruit fails to aaluta); "Don't you know who X am?" Shortsighted Recruit (cordially): "Well, t know your face-wet before of course. How are you'old chap?"-London Opinion. Motorists, Attention! It does not matter what kind of a car you drive-we aim to give you service. LuriifK' waiting room fully equipped with every convenience provided for customers. Twenty-four hour service. Mclaughlin garage '(UNCI* NIW MANAGEMENT)^ 11TH STREET SOUTH Buy your car as you would buy your home IOOJt at the buying of your car as you would look at . thi buying of your home. You can find a house at almost any price you would care to pay. But there are certain necessities you must have if that house is to be a home. You wouldn't, for example, try to get along in tiny, cramped up, uncomfortable rooms. Neither would you live in a house with cheap plumbing, inferior woodwork, ill-fitting doors and rattling^windows.- r v Without going into luxuries, there are certain necessities you must have to justify your calling your house a home-a place you will be proud to own. It is the same with your car.' It must have a certain amount of size, roominess and wheel-base to make it really comfortable and free you from the need of constant apologies. It must have materials of a certain quality to insure its lasting the proper time to justify your investment in it. It must have the proper weight to make it hold the road. It must seat all its passengers in comfort. You wouldn't buy a house that lacked the real neces-i sities because it cost a few dollars left. Even so it is false economy to buy a car that lacks the essentials of motoring satisfaction because it is cheap to buy. In the Series 18 Studebaker Cars you get all the' needed essentials of complete motoring satisfaction at the lowest possible price. When you realize that Studebaker, one of the largest producers of cars in the world, enjoying all the economies of great production and great resources, makes a smaller percentage of profit per car than the small car^ manufacturers, it is obvious that Studebaker includes in its cars those features that small cars must curtail; and quality,1 both of material and workmanship, that you cannot reasonably expect to find in small cars at their prices. What is a small initial saving compared to a great sacrifice? Be wise-before you decide what car to buy see the Studebaker. Nearly every automobile manufacturer has made an increase in prices, but Studebaker prices still remain the same as they were last Spring. This further increases the value of Studebaker cars in comparison with all others. The increased coat of materials and labor may force Studebaker to make an advance in prices at any time without notice. FOUR Raadstar - - - $137: FOUR Tawhag Car - - f-% -137:, FOUR Ua4a.iltaa4.Ur .* 1S33 FOUR Emr-W�atlMrCar  1S75 to Studebaker factories at WalkervOle, Out." GRAHAM MOTOR CO. 410 6th Street S. Phone 1822 SIX Ro>.J.ter  . � $1083 SIX Touring Car  -  16SS SIX Landau Roadster -  1�00 SIX Touring Sedan -  224S SIX Coup* .... 2310 SIX Umouilaa  - 3430 All prictsf. o. i. WaUurviik C+/A ;