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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 3, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta THR rETiinmnr.K DAILY SATURDAY, MAKCH GOOD ROADS MOVEMENT H AND AUTOMOBILES GO HAND IN HAND IN THE PROVINCE OF ALBERTA PROSPERITY Is a wheeled vehicle. cesslty, Uie ivonJerful productive-- Stesm flowed from Iho pot until'ness ol Hits western'country Is furnish. Slephonsou Immcsseil It and sent It spinning olung (he rafts which girdled Ihe plofee, Oil was wasted uulll PMmler Invented Iho gasoline enplne, and slnco Hint day tbe world has been rolling up and down (he liujtin-ayd of progress. The automobile lias come nlonp and In f. very few years haa conrjucrnl distance. Ing trio money sulIirteiU for every farmer to oivl) an automobile. The Wslory of the automobile lias been tn the last tow years of equal Importance to the railroad In (no uiibulldlns of (ho country districts. In the Steles at Iho present time you can hundreils of miles In almost any direction from llio largo centres on 1 Us liifluepco affects the smallest hnnilc' paved roads. Vou can po front Boston of. tho fnr north and (he sunny south. to Chicago on an Improved road as f.oss (Iran 20 years ago (here irere smooth Iho floor. 700 automobiles In tho Unllcrl Slates of i Tho time Is rlno now for Lho building America. Now there arc more than Of improved roods in tlio province ot Al- million. Last year more Ihin was spent In Hie drilled States for berta. Fanners nocd Iho roads to mar- ket their crops; city men want (ourlsls demand I now. and they arc going }S 000 000 for lub-lcnllriE otl; to have them. good roads movement for ttrcs. The loml exncndltiire on. auto-> already started Is bound lo go ahead by mobiles, tires, gas uiul oil by tbo [leoplo I leaps and bounds. ol IhD Slates last year Is estimated at Kamc has come to this western country two billion dnllars. Tills does not Inko i for Us agricultural opportunities and Into conslderitloii tho money snent upon i what Is very .Interesting to noto Is tho Immigration even tn theso wur times. This Is a'wcalthy province. [I has no problems of poverty. The sale ot agrl- Much oaro Eho-jlJ bo exercised I tho Bhllllns of SUMS, bolns that they mesh, evenly, smoothlyonil t without noise. Tlie practice of-Jam mlns the lever anil snisenlng Ihr' Into engagement Is Bomothlnp tnat should be avoided as unnecessary aud damaging. Wllh a llltle cure and practice tho driver BOOH familiar vdih enElio speeds that'per- mil ol'noiseless gear-shift Ins, Never release the clutch suddenly; lei It li gradually. In EliUUng eears the clutch should be thrown out all tho way and then the1 gear shirting; lever should be moved moderately slow deliber- ately; by following this method yoi will bo able to "feel" your gears and mesh Ihem without noise. cullurak products of Iho province last year brought to say nothing automobile accessories.. In 130S there were less tbnn 103 automobiles In At- berf.i. This year there are over 10.000. Tlie threo vcslern toba. Saskatchewan and ,_.. ______ _____ ed In automobiles In 1916 and Ot mineral, coal and other wealth. The tires and accessories over 57.500.000. The farmer con buy what he. wants anil lio great Increase in sales which lias taVen wants a'llomoHtes more than ever, place In the last tivo years means thai jt js the climate, tho expansive spec- every man wbo owns a car now makes j Of wonderful growing wheat two prospective buyers for some dlslrl- j Relils and the clear exhilarating air and bulpr for tbe coming year, which would Uunlltrbt. N'o place In tho world oft'ers mean (tailing Into consideration thai greater attractions for motoring than the emv car owner Is a prospective buyer (or ft new car) tlial at the end ol 1917 13.000 cars wonderful western plains and Ihe scenic beauty 'ol Lhe The automobile Iia3 brought vroiKSertul revolu- there' should be' at least owned In Albor.a. j (ion in the n-aj-s cf life eud. progress In This is not a windy estimate, but tak- the Slates anil LI Is'.dpiog tho same lu Ins mariuIacluriiiE as II Is on a statistical this country. basis and the prosperity of this western I trans-Canada Llgliway from Van- this In war business Is cpuver to Halifax ihrough.LelhbridEP Is very prosperous, new concerns are start- now a certainly. The other road, au -ing up, more automobile manufacturers international highway [roni Great Falls arc coming Into Canada and the demand to Edmonton, Is taking shape, and loflcy "is away' beyond the facilities (or today seenis Mite a gigantic undertaking supplying it. l be a certainty In the no distant A good aufomoDlIc should ba able to do tho following things, according lo tho hea'd ol the eugioecrlng depart- ment of one of the large motor car manufacturers: To run steadily nn-1 pleasingly pn hi eh gear at speeds from five to filly miles yer hour ovrr smoolh roads. To carry them over the rougher roada as faal aa-tLey can ride with any degree of comfort. To pull through deep sand, mud or snow easily nnd wllhoul overheating To climfj any ordinary hill when there are travelled roads, on htgh To get away irom a standstill atoul s rha.t It Tvas a rear ago, found EO--V on practically 75 per cent or ell ple-virc cars. Thp cone clutch held Its own aErti'nal the disc clutch for a number of "frara but now (3 declining In popu- larity. There haa teen a marked decrease fn the use of four gears which hjtl a. boom four or five years In the last year the aUenllon or the en-i fi-fneerg haa been on the whlrh haa been maflc RO Iblc'Oiat the four spee-3 hsi llltle ad-1 Tantage over Ihe three cpecd. Except In a few oars which have friction transmlssJpn. hotel gear drive T how universal among pleasure care. Not ranch change Is seen In rear aile rfesffni, Trie semi-floating hir ffaloed a little at the cTpcnsc of Ihr full floallns, Thftrc has been notable return to Lho old simple semi-elliptic TKe'WoiidCer Car" When You Buy a Car, Buy a Champion A Maxwell Stock Car holds the World's Non-stop Record One Maxwell dirt it. Any of them can do it. We arc wailing to take you for n ride in (lie car dial lias broken, nil "low first cost records and is breaking all low aftei1 cost records." MART. McMAHON SECOND AVENUE S. LETHBHIDGE o[ cardboard across LNQ lower-portion If the engine falls lo develop lull tlio radiator and keep 1C thero all I ttlS appropriate phrase is more tKaii a working motto, more thaw a stirring is a promise backed ty performance.: McLaughlin bull Jera riaye; won todag'a undisputed leader- ship on a Big right, rightly applied, the famous McLaughlin Valve-in-Head Motor. But. McLaughlin science, skill and building honesty, is ever ready to make that "better" automobile whenever it, can be built. The constant aim toward the greater service is the way LaugMm builders prove their appreciation of Canada's endorsement. Send fqr new Catalogue "A" showing complete line to THE LETH BRIDGE AUTO COMPANY 311 lllhSlreclSovilli, Lcllihridfic, E. Adams, Prop. iiiri Series include 6 and 4 cylinder cars in Touring, Roadster ami Sedan types, ranjing'in prico from to 52350. SEE THE 1917 McLAUGHUN MODELS DUR .SHOW R00MS, ;