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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 14, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta SATURDAY, 'AUGtST 1920 THE [Exhaust Echoesj I 1 ]l Garage Goesip With the Motorists ..of South Alberta Has Produced New Steels, Air- planes, Tractors and Good Until the automobile into bf- Jcg there was little knoira of the alloy steels, which hate been such factors in the devlopment of. the mechanical industry .WKen the auto- mobile men started to construct cars they used the material that was on the same that bad been used !n the conatructkm ot the Eteam engines, agricultural machin- ery and the .iike, hut they soon found by "experience that this ma- tofial TvoiJd not stand up nncfer the terrific "grind" that an antomohile received on tho oniluary country road. The first .thins they did to get around this, difficulty was to make cars heavier. This made them still worse, and-'in-addition' it was not possible-to .'sit ilres that would stantS up under: such u lumbering machine. "So. they- naturally went to the steel makers .aud demanded ma- terial of a'diffeYent. nature. I .Result, of -Necessity. The automobile engineers worjjed oiit in .their own" laboratories many the formulas, etc., "that finally brought- the steels 'to Inc. perfection they haTe attained at the- present time. As.a result ot ihelr work aria their demand on- -the Eteel' makers, -vanadium, nickle. chromium and other high-grade steels have boon developed which are now universally used in the construction of motor cars. .With- out the development alloy'steel such as just mentioned, it would not Impossible to hare the present motor caf. -j. But the uso of these fine steels is npi limited to the construction of automobiles, Since, the introduction of 'vanadium it has become the standard steel for locomotive side r-Kls. which preiioiis to tho devplov- men! uf. the tUoy persisted in jroakict' ami injuring the crew.. Theeo ajwcU! steels bars also revolutionized he macilns tool InduMiy, m the use of slash-pear tdea, whkh wes tookod upon pretiouidy aa oK tundsaientaar -rrong. Tha auto- mobile bnlldtt> rcade the new possible. Also laaltUito spindle drili jneeB and mUunc machines oris- wfclx the aatonjoblle men. Not Konvwt Bafore Ateinintna was ahoost 'untnown uottl tho motor cw; "makers 10 use it in quantities! Now it is to gigantic provOrtioss, aoi onb' in.-icolor, cars, but in cooking ett. Other things srhfcb havo been de- veloped within recent rears and which have of tremendous in- terest and value are the farm .trac- tor, which was not made, practical until the automobile manufacturers gut hold of it; the engine, which made possible the airplane in its present form; :tho farm lighting" equipment which was invented and developed by men. in the automobile and the various engines of war which made success possible in tho big con flict. These the tank, submarine chaser, .truck, airplane and tractor. The motor car has also done inoro to develop good roads in the last ten years than anything since roads were thought ot, There is a big program on right now.to build improved high ways throughout the Dominion. T, ESTINQ GASOLINE vrhb. wants to test hlS; gasoline for. purity.may find tho following suggestion orefui. Put some gasoline In a bottle aad add a little concentrated sulphuric acid. Shake the bottle; at intervals for three or four hours? 'The acid 'will form a distinct Inyer or stratum, drawing into itself all the impurities iu th iuel, so that the degree of discolor ation found in the acid will be a meas- ure ot the of the gasoline, useful test to determine whether gas- oline lias corrosive properties is t drop in the fluid a hit of copper If the copper turns blue_ or green tho assumption is, that the gasoline con tains corrosive elements. Beats Travel Costs in Auto House Accommodating Family of Six AMPLE SLEEPING ROOM WATER IN CRANKCASE OIL Few inotoristi tbil a com- paratively large' ot wilier gradually aecumuUtoi in the crank rax. rnUtng with oil and form- ing aa emulsion, which has paired latuSciUoa ijuAllUea. ucaimulatioa ot more nounood m winter than In and is icMtd to a greater extent the httmlxr increisea. tirbigi the Importance ot chaceiog the oil hcd lor best retails miles, in nhk'h cage ttej cO) may be run UirodEh chamois tkla io remove tie water, after which it y be again. the high cost ot havclling. including rctlway fares, hotel bills, tips and other incidentals, J. D. SUubel, of Greeley, Colorado, ar- rived iu Montreal yesterday iu liis wheels." and spent the day in visiting th? city. The machine was stopped opposite Notre Uame church at Place d'Armes square early yesterday afteruoou. when Mr. Strubel told the story ot Ms trip from Colorado to Canada. Soma of the occupants of the machine had disembarked to go iuto the church, whilu a woman sat iu the rear of the machine writing a post card to friends at home. The machine is euuipnod with a strong Cadillac, engine and chassis. it is the'body of the mahhio whioS U.B beginning'motorlsi Often a Pazzle Who Should Have you ever given any thought to motor car cUQiieltel There seems to be no.regular siandard guide for makes it distinctive, it being as long and wide as the bissest ot auto trucks, covered on Its entire length and width. The root la of solid material and can stand the heaviest rainstorm. The sides of lie car are divided into two portions. The rear walls are of wiic-J anij strongly built, while the front is open but equipped with can- vas drops, including the usual cel- luoid windows. The hack of the ma- chine is a heavy piece -of canvas. There is a high board railing running around the entire car. Two-beds, one full size and the MAGRATH MOTORS SERVICE NIGHT AND 'I Let Us Supply Your Touring Necessities THE GARDEN CITY Cord or Fabric, other half sire, with two cots, form the sleeping equipment of the car. A small oil stove is carried on the left side of the steering tear and when overed forms one of the cols. The ther cot Is on the right sida of the leering gear. The two beds are in IB rear part of the car and of leni is folded up against the back anvas (iurins the daytime. The other ed is used as a seat. Tlio front scat sed by the driver, can also be used sailed. The car is, with pare tires and with a laSrge reserve asoline tank. Made Trip in 17 Days made the trip In seventeen ays of drivini." Eaid afteruopn'.- Mr. Strubel always A PPEARANCE is often decep- no one can" tell how much service a tire will give by looking at it. In buying tires you rrjust rely almost en- tirely on the integrity of th'e manufacturer Who produces them, You can depend abso- lutely on Partridge Tires because the fac- tory is back of every tire theymake. :amp al'-uiglit, start .our day's run at a...m. anS finish oward ten o'clock at night. As, a rule we try to make our camp near school house, because water can ilways he obtained there. Once, how- ever, we'were chased away from yard, the caretaker not lik- ng us very much! This did not matter much, though, as we had only to drive a few feet" to get off the school property. Usually we have .0 trouble and we are .quite comfort- able. Wo carry a stove and nil our provisions. There are no rail- fares to pay, 710 hotel bills and tips. We passed .through the states of. Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York. "Is the cost of running Tour 'house on wheelE1 very Mr. Struhel was asked. was his answer, "on the wall ot the car yon will see tbe figurca whlcr. it has cost us for gasoline. The total amount so far is 537. This includes repairs to one or two tires and the purchase of two springs, so iat you see it is not expensive ravelling after all. There are six ;is on the trip, with plenty of ac- ommoclation. Mr. Strubel explained that he had csigncd the. car himself. He bad ad another smaller one last season, ml bad found that, while It was use- ul, it did not meet his requirements ml this year be had constructed the jresent car. lie pointed out that the QUipment was complete and that they ever stopped long'in any place, travel- ing aa thoy pleased and when they Jcased. Mr. Strubel added that his :ar was often surrounded by crowds if curious people when they, stopped n some elites. ''Oh, said one of the lady pas- sengers of. tho car, "in one city we iad our picture taken by some photographer and the people surround- the car to such an extent that wo had some difficulty in getting away." Mr. Struhel staled yesterday ic and his nasF.engers were onlyl go- ing to spend the day in Montreal, and were going to return last evening to Tlconderoga, N. V., where, they were going to remain for some time before going to New Varl; city and theme Lome. Mr. Strubel expects that after paying several visits to friends iu the east be will be able to get back to Grcr-ley. Colorado, for the beginning of September. The party is made up Mr. Struhel, o( Grecley: two ladies, gentleman and two children. Yesterady tbe car had come to Mont- real from Tlcondcroga and a friend, W. K. Stanton, ot Ticondcrosa, companied tho travellers. drawn. Sit in the Rear Scat STANDING THE .CLOSEST SCRUTINY 9 Motonrts we tfie KTuTrsy. up Dunbp MiWfcc Ox ottot-Pimtop b High GBA Wl.ert Dcnbp are U Supremacy ci Dunlyp MaW.Dunfcp .Unbeatable i Q WKen yoa "DirJojj" yw ra'cre tfisn a Incie lire-yw get Envied Tlra In All Motordoin.'' Punlop Cord are obtsiriHe m laj "Riblei" Dunlop Li "TtBrtioV" "RibfccA" V DUNLOP TUBES DUril-OP ACCESSORIES DUNLOP TIRE RUBBER GOODS CO For instance, where can find advice as whether, goes driving with his and an- other couple, he should pat tho Iftdy guest in the front seat because it rides easier, or place her in the back seat with her -hushantl? Should the two ladies be permitted to ride' to- gether and the'two men It either lady drives, does true politeness require that the men should sit in tbe back scat with fear and trembling, or should one of them sit in tho front seat and words of advice at each squeak and -work :at the footboard as though it were s. braket- courtesy require that the .car owner'provido dusters for his guests, or should they provide their own? If a guidebook, were written for the etiqutte ot owner could it be covered there be a series of 'cooks, starling a etiquette for the mac who owns car costiug JlOOi) or less, another for tbe man owning a car, and so on up, to the car costing or more, should there he still ;J other for those who ride in cara? On this question, motor car etiquette, is a serious .ques- .'lion'-with', many ajreL just wondering wherallnt? can'.i be IAT IS FIST FE SWIVELS ARE BANNED Motorists are warned against' the use of swivel searchlights, which im- clutle spotlights. Tlie Automobile Club of Canada has rcralvcd word from the Department at Quebec that the provisions of tho law which pro- hibit their USD tfilt Tic enforced. The Club's advice to. all motorists is: Slow through all cities, towns and viltnjfcs, particularly at strcfll intersections; carry your driving and registration certificates with you; do not make use of a spotlight-, corn- In 1907 One Manufacturer In- cluded Lights arid Horn in Car Equipment Whal will Hie final equipment '-in' automobiles be? This is the .question' that is brought up almost every tlmo; several automobile.owners .get to- gether for a few .chat oh- what their cars can do.'- ]f they are old-timers .they Jegin to tell each other InvilMsvold.. days all purchaser got was a chassis and a body, and It cost-1' from ?2GO to ?400 to dress up machine. One oi the trade magazines w'a% nearly ruined by conducting a cam- paign Insisting that when _a man bought a car be should be able to start on a long tour without having buy additional equipment. The manufacturers took the advico ser- iously. They began to equip their cars, and the result was that tho ac- cessory manufacturers felt there- -was no longer any good reason'for their advertising their goods to the car buyer, and the magazine that made possible the present-day car, with its equipment, had a bad time while readjusting itself to the new condi- tions. About fifteen years ago there was no equipment such a.s lamps, lamp brackets, speedometers, horns, tops, windshields, tools, nor even a pump to Iiillato the tires.. All was classed a.s accesBories and had to be bought separate. Along about tliero came the change the magazine had fought for. One tnHTiufcr.iuror started'something when he beijan to jiut lights on his car; another offered a horn gratis, r.nrl sevcrnl tire-makerA decided to Ivc away a puinn. Tho year 1908 witucssatl a further .generosity, for speedometers, tool hits and magnetos got on the free list. Tho following year tops, wfmlrhlelds and robe rails were fltancTanl. and in H'lO 1911, one to tho demand for added selling talk, electric lighting and starting systems, came into oficct, When tlic electric lighting and stalling was installed It was thought thn last word had been heard, for these improvements overeliadowed all the previous ones that had been made. JJitt competition forced, man- ufacturers to try and add neiv fea- tures, and the succeeding years found further additions, until today a car is soM with practically every- thing that is designed for cfficioncy Hnd comfort. NOT THE NEW ONE Never mount a new tire aa a spare. To do tliin is to invite the attention ot the tire thief, whereas If an old hoosiii Comfort you select tiiis Canadian-made Overland, your choice is rewarded by the surpassing com- fort 6f Triplex Their Springbase of 130 inches gives Overland long-wheclbase steadiness oil rough roads. The ac- tual 100-inch wlieelbase'preserves. light weight econ- omy and ease of handling. Upkeep also is reduced ;by. the cushiAVed, protec- tion given the fine alloy steels used in Overland. It is completely equipped and of appearance worthy of the place it IvaS'-wdn -already, in the forefront -of Canadian ars. TniracdlalcDolircry Obtainable Illustrated Booldet on Request- ply with tbe headlight regulations. (Ire is used aa the spare liic din-1 Jti this way you -vill avoid 3 sum- honest one probably would turn up MB nose at it, 7 P. M. Lelhbridge. Phone 740' Cardslon Dealer: HOLLAND Mead Office anil I.'nnked, Toronto, Canada Toronto, Montreal, Winnipeg and lUglnl ;