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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 14, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE EIGHT THE LETHBRTOT.E DAILY HERALD SATURDAY. JULY 11, 1017 Exhaust Echoes Garage Gossip NEWS OF THE AUTO WORLD With the Motorists of South Alberta Re-organization of Local Auto Club Decided Upon-Will Introduce 'Pep* Effort Will Be Made To Infuse Gimp. Ginger and Pep Into the Club The little squabble over the midweek fiasco In entertaining our neigh-, tors from the north has resulted In j i rail for a genernl meeting of thej notor club when there will he some, linking down and a general shaking! ip. The meeting will be held shortly' ,o reorganize. I The only thing that can be said tuout the local club is that the mem->ers didn't appreciate the possibilities open to the club to accomplish loicething. After the first spasmodic sffort to secure membership nothing �^Qre. was done. There are only j�-out -70 members in the club. That loesn't give enough money to mako my kind of a splash possible, and in vork of that kind, there must >e some splash once in a while to *ork up some enthusiasm. One prospective member of the :lub told The Herald yesterday that le intimated his desire to join the of loss In power. Many ridsrs in or-" dor to prevent the bands bearing on the drum loosen them to such an extent, that the bands cannot be brought into action quick enough. It a new dime can be pushed in edgewise between the band and the drum nt any point, but the band anchorage on an external brake, there will be enough clearance for ordinary running and at the same time tho band will be near enough to tho draw to allow of instant brake application. GASOLINE SUPPLY NOTES Many motorists still believe that in hot weather the air in a tire expands to the danger point. It is true, of course, that on u warm day the air does expand, but so slightly that Its effect is negligible. The practtce of running tires at less than the recommended pressure instead of effecting n saving has cost motorists thousands of dollars, for internal tire heat -the thing the driver is trying to avoid-results not from the temperature of the outside air but from constant bending of the tire ns it rolls along the road. Running the tires un-derinflated simply increases this bending of the edges. ^inb weeks ago but no one ever came mind to touch him for hit five-spot. There are hundreds more like him. The first thing an auto club needs is money. The next is distinguishing >adges to show those auto owners vho are members and are doing their Soty. The third is to get out maps �nd post the roads. The third is the nost important, but nothing can be ttfected without the first and second. Once the roads are posted there ihould be opened a complaint bureau irhlcu should be the clearing house for all information about new roads, '.rails cut off by fencing, bad spots in .he roads which need the attention if the government road department ind anything else thaat will tend to remedy evils which might be over-fome. Then there needs to be a good, lire entertainment committee which ihould work in conjunction with similar committees of other organizations. Short evening trips should be arranged frequently to keep the members together. There are a thousand enterprising things by way of entertainment which can be staged to keep up the social side of the club. Thsre'a everything to gain and nothing to lose by establishing a good lire auto club here, and the indications are that after recent events this will be accomplished. Spark plug porcelains crack from a variety of causes. A chance blow from a wrench while tightening, pulling too hard in the ignition wire, dropping the plug or a defect in manufacture are frequent causes. But the usual trouble is from screwing them too hard into the cylinder. As the plug heats up and expands It cracks the porcelain. Do not neglect to take a few spark plug cores with you on your trip. The metal parts of a spark plug will last almost Indefinitely, but the cores must break In time, and that usually means buying a new spark ping. Ab the cores can be bought for a fraction of the cost of a new plug, it means economy to carry a few with you. Also carry a few extra gaskets. EFFICIENCY TIPS PRIVATE AUTOS GET 8 GALLONS A WEEK The French government has taken measures to conserve the supply of gasoline, by reducing the allowance for private vehicles to eight gallons a week, says the Power Wagon. Taxi-cabs, ambulances and other public vehicles are allowed fourteen gallons weekly. ? GRATIS SERVICE > � * "Among the motor dealers, both well known and fairly famed, Who have sold a lino of autos at a price the factory named, Though they strive In competition in most every other act. They agree that service trouble is a well accepted fact. As a rule things all move smoothly, in a satisfactory way. And the man who buys the auto gets his service any day. He takes his car cut loaded till the springs cry out Jo griof. And he speeds o'er rocks and gullies so their life is very brief. He skids into a wagon, tears a fender from the frame, And the way he shoves the brakes in and the gears is just a shame. j He overheats the motor, breaks a car-1 buretor part, And suddenly discovers that his engine will not start. Then he quickly phones the salesroom, telling of his awful luck; 'Send me out a force of workmen and some tools, for I am stuck.' So the mechanician hurries with some parts to make repairs; Finds the car in such condition that , he very nearly swears. But he goes to work adjusting and replacing broken parts, And after hours of labor the motor finally starts. The owner nods a 'Thank you,' which is nothing more than right. And before the workman knows it, he has driven out of sight. Now all the German nation and the kaiser's sturdy will Could not make the owner see why he should have to pay this bill.' We know that 'gratis service' on each car's a staunch demand, But wonder why no other goods must bear this same command! If this man goes to a tailor and buys the suit that fits him best, Does the tailor have to promise that he'll keep it cleaned and-pressed? And when he leaves the city, finds a real first class hotel. He knows it's going to cost him every time he rings the bell. Now stop and think it over; maybe you will quite agree According to reports from the Oklahoma oil fields, tho g-soline production of 1917 will not be sufficient to last through the year, unless radical conservation measures are taken. Dr. Burton of the Standard Oil company, told members of the Society of Automobile Engineers recently, that as close as could be estimated, 1917 production would reach 1!.�00,000,000 gallons, of which American automobiles would use 2,000,000,000, leaving 500,-000.000 gallons for use by military trucks, to bo exported to the allies. "The supply of oil can not ho increased." said Dr. Burton. "Either strict measures must be tnken by the government or double the value extracted from the oil."  : > *� : : o Quite a number of local people aro considering making the nuto tour to Glacier Park now that they have learned that tho distance is considerably less than 100 miles. Mnny other camping parties will go to Watorton Lakes, which is 07 miles from Letli-bridgo, going via Macleod. Tho distance via Oanl.ston is approximately the same. Alberta has issued licenses for 17,000 cars nlready this year. That Is more than nil Canada bad not so many years ago. MISTAKE CONCEALED IN AUTO FACTORY MAY COST A LIFE there In this: .;. > .;. {. hangs a sign which reads like One of tho airplane factories NOTICK A Concealed Mistake May Cnusu a Hrnvo Man to Lose Ills Life. And na one of tho trade, publications observes in comment thereon: "It might bo used in motor car plants as well." cording to prominent motor car makers. Accordiilg to thoso figures !>80,000 horses, valued at $194,000,000, and ::no,000 mules, valued at. f lift,000,000, have been exported since August, 1014. Although this is said to be "anything but a cavalry war," tho demand tor American saddle and draft animals is claimed to bo unparalleled. McLaughlin Car Agency Changes The McLaughlin garago on 11th street, formerly under the management of K. Adams, has changed hands and Messrs. A. Bnrnsley and G. B. Mackay will in future hnndlo the McLaughlin agency here. The garage is being renovated and an improved lighting system installed. Mr. Adams leaves shortly for Alaska where he, in company with his family, will spend a month's vacation, after which Mr. Adams will reside in California. Tho roof of the new Studohnker garage, which will be occupied by ,T. T. Graham shortly. Is being put on I this week. The delay was caused � by the seizure of a carload of lumber nt Vancouver by the Dominion government. A fine example of Chrevolet service was to be seen at the Hat stampede this week. So great was the car attendance that the committee in charge arranged a number of parking divisions, putting a policeman in charge of so many cars. For tho sum of twenty-five cents a car owner could park his car in one of these spaces, and the committee assumed the responsibility for the contents of, and the cars themselves. A. G. Baalim and the Chevrolet agents at the Hut. acting in conjunction, secured one of these divisions and offered free parking space and protection to all Chevrolet owners. That this was appreciated is shown by the fact that over 300" Chevrolet owners took advantage of the offer. WAR TAKES HORSES; TRUCKS TO RESCUE Nichnlns Romanoff, once Czar of all tho Russians, has undergone a remarkable change of mind while under arrest. Tin; ex-omperor, in nswor to a question asked by Count Beckon-(lorl'f a� to the severity of his detention, replied. "As fnr as I am concerned. ! am scarcely less free now than 1 was before, for, as a matter of fact, have 1 not been a prisoner all my life'/" Figures compiled by the National City bank, New Yolk, of tho number ' of horses and mules exported to war-  ring Kuiopo explain why trucks and] tractors have suddenly leaped into the. I limelight of Industrial interests, ac-1 It is estimated that there are 600 professional story-tellers in Toklo, who wander from house to house re-j lating tales. The story-teller learns a new set of stories when he finds that the old ones are too well known. Swedish tioned all country. Portugal omy. government has supplies of hides requisi-tn the is practising food ccon- WIDE AWAKE TRACTOR MEN AND PROGRESSIVE MOTORISTS ARE USING Miracle Oil In their fuel thus greatly Increasing power, because carbon is eliminated, which means a substantial saving on the 'juice' whether it is gasoline, kerosene or distillate. FOR SALE AT THE City Vulcanizing Shop Free Air on the Curb SCHUL.TZ & RITCHIE 817 Third Avenue South Indian Motorcycles Are Built Throughout of Chronic Vanadium Steel This Is the toughest, strongest steel made, also the most expensive. We have just received n shipment of Cleveland Bicycle*.- Something new and a beauty, every one of them. D. E. MacDonald Phone 1032 412 4th Ave. When a clutch starts slipping badly It is needless to race the engine In the hope that the car will move faster. Rather operate the engine slowly with a slight change in speed, so as to attempt to cause the flywheel to carry the clutch around. When the engine is raced It makes matters worse all around, for the clutch does not hold and there if possibility of burning It up altogether. For common tfurel near home the spare tire should not be carried on | the car where it will deteriorate almost as fast as if in actual use. Before taking the car out of the I . garage Inspect the tires carefully, and If tread cuts need repatrs put I on spare tire in place of the injured | one while repairs are being made. When you hear people speak of the You instinctively think of John W. Bate, the man behind, and the greatest efficiency engineer on the continent. Electric cablet that nib on �harp edges of battery box or other parts will soon wear through the Insulation from vibration of the car, and a short circuit will occur that may be hard to locate. These parts should be well protected with adhesive tape and frequently Inspected. Short circuits may be found in countless places. Generally they are found" in the battery itself, around the battery where electrolyte has been carelessly spilled, or in the wiring some distance from the battery. Then again,, one might occur at such a point in th� electrical system as not to directly affect the battery, yet seriously Interfere with the working of some other part of the, equipment, with the resultant waste of such energy as would render the battery powerless to operate even (he lamps of the car. An automobile dealer says that anyone who wants to have a fine running motor should put a couple of quarts of light or medium lubricating oil in with every ten gallons of gasoline pumped into the tank. This is particularly efficacious, be says, in the case of a new motor. It will be limbered up in considerably less time and will give better service thereafter. MITCHELL CARS For Sale by The Bijou Motor Parlors The House of Service Before you buy any car Investigate the Canadian Built Studebaker Car 'OUR car is probably the second most important investment you will ever make. FIRST-comes your home. THEN-your car. Before you buy that car stop and think. Are you going to be completely satisfied with it ? Is it sure to be the comfortable car you want? Motor car comfort has been a thing of slow develop, ment. It means more than the physical ease of a fireside chair. Yi If a short circuit is found and can not immediately be repaired, disconnect one terminal lead of the battery and tape the dangling end. To test a battery for a "shot" comply carefully with the following instructions: Charge the battery at night. Upon completion of the charge unbolt the terraiual connectors and thereby Iho-late tile battery so that it cannot be affactud by outside iuthieures. Take reading'. The following morning take au-Other specific gravity reading. If the reading Is as high as at the end of the charge the battery is O.K., and the supposed "short" is in the wiring. It, however, the reading in one or more cells should fall during the night, then the hattery. Itself is �borted. ', Motorcycle owners frequently will fnd that dragging brakes are a source Trans-Continental Record Broken Time, 7 days, 16 hours, HI minutes. Fastest time ever made by one man. Best previous motorcycle time 11 days. 12 hours, |0 minutes, made by ('aunonball Baker. ' POWER is the first factor of automobile comfort. No man can be thoroughly comfortable in his car if he has to be continually pushing pedals and pulling levers. You want a car that will climb the hills and pull through mud and sand with- . out appreciable effort; a car that will take you anywhere with a minimum shifting of gears. The Studebaker FOUR has full 40 Horse Power - the Studebaker SIX has full 50 Horse Power. Both cars are built n Studebaker factories at Walkerville, Ontario. They are probably the most powerful cars of their weight '-w the market today. ROADABILITY is a point of automobile comfort. Yon want an easy driving car, one that does not jump and sway and make you work to hold it in the road. The perfect balance of the Studebaker chassis, the basic design of vhich has been continually Improved and refined over a period of four years, makes the Studebaker car one of the most roadable. cars in the world. A Studebaker car drives straight us an arrow and has no tendency to jump or sway. DEPENDABILITY is another point of automobile comfort. Studebaker uses the best vanadium steel in its chassis construction. Studebaker uses drop forgings wherever possible to add strength and lightness. The use of high grade materials and of skilled, experienced labor makes for the mechanical perfection of Studebaker cars -which in turn makes for unusuul durability. Studebaker brakes are oversize-the area of braking surface is very large. A slight pressure on u Studebaker brake will bring you to a gentle hult, u stronger pressure will stop you within a few feet. Think how it will add to your comfort to know that yours is a durable car with thoroughly depcnduble brakes. ECONOMY is also a factor. It is always comfortable to know that your up-keep hills are going to be low. Studebaker cars with all their power arc very economical in their consumption of gasoline. Studebaker oavners frequently report f.oin 8,000 to 10,000 miles on a single set of tires. APPEARANCE. in a car that needs npology. You can never bo comfortable Studebaker cars are big and handsome. Their finish of gunmctal gray with ivory striping makes them distinctive in appearance. FINALLY there Is the question of physical convenience and comfort. The driver of a Studebaker car has everything nt his finger tips. Mis hand falls naturally on the levers, the pedals; may be adjusted to suit his individual requirements, electric starting and lighting switches are conveniently placed on the dash within easy reach of the driver; the starter pedal is directly under hi? riybt heel. The front seats of Studebaker cars are individual and form* fitting, adjustable forward and back to all leg lengths. The scat next the driver is reversible, its occupant may fuee the tomieau if desired. The tonncau doors are 21V3 inches wide-easy to enter or leuve. The tonneuu seat is 48 inches wide, the ideal width for three. There are two auxiliary seals under the tonneau seat for your convenience should you wuut ta carry extra passengers. All cushion work is of the best long curled hair mounted on resilient spiral springs. All upholstery isof genuine, high grade hand buffed leather. Each seut in a Studebaker ear invites rest and relaxation. You certainly owe it to yourself to investigate the Stude* baker car beforccomhifi to adecisionas to what your cur will be. There will be no change in Studebaker models this year, but the increased cost of materials and labor may force Studebaker to make an advance in prices at any time without notice. Henderson Sets the New Time MORT PRIEST, 511 Sixth Street Southl gent Four-Cyllnd�r tiedmU FOUR KouUsler . VOUR Touring Car ." 13T� FOUR landau Roadster 1S35 FOUR Kvery-Weather Car 1�75 All prices f. o. b. Walktrvillm "Built in Studebaker Factories at Walkerville, Ont, The Studebaker Garage 322 Sixth Street, T. Graham, Prop. Opposite Herald. Lethhridfie, Alberta Slx-CyJinrter Models SIX Roadster . . $1(195 HI X. 'i'ouriiifc C�r . NitW SIX Landau ltoudster MOO fr SIX Linumsine . . Mm AJtpcictw f. a. b. Wutkorvillo ;