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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 3, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta ..SATUIUUY, 1917 ffti mi u in i minimum IIIIIHTII Mimiiiiiiiiiiiii mum n minimum nrrnrmTiTTTTmTmi i nun H I H I I I i I 111 I HI I I 1 I j I H U 1 1 Ull li >l I Preparedness Against Road Delay Sonic time ago one of tho magazines of ihe conllnenl published au arilcle unilcr the above heading. The article dealt with ihc great increase in automobile travel nod lire consequent falling'oH of rail-] way travel, and concluded thai ihe' railways will have lo do something ioj catch up with Ihe motor, car as means of easy and convenient especially on their local lines. j While local railway travel to LeLh j bridge does not sevn. 10 have -beeuj greatly affecled by the automobile, ihe j '-gas iiugey" fs certainly supplement-; ing tlie ''iron horse" in a manner wor- thy of noljce. Walk down Fifth Street or ThifJ Avenue aoy day and you will automobiles stnnrting in front ol ihc automobiles irhicb liavo for the lout; run at ilio sound of the firo bell Is almost u.thine of tho'ixLEL in jtic mortem (ire depart ment. losing fast. And he ia goius In LcthbrUsc! surely as he is going elsewhere, The [.clhbndge Fire [Department will soon lie wholly that arliclo 'intHor TuiparntusJ Gas and thus hnvc his kit again complete. oline wIII scon he o[ more im home town. They come where they (moment's" delay. Then, when trouble start, ii frequently happens mat can gel the wider ranee 10 select from, or what Hie country men-ham cannot afford to carry in stock. The automobile Is revolutionizing trade just as It is revolutioDiziag tra- vel. ilircfr or four punctures or blow-outs wilt occur ou the same day, This is more tban a mere superstition and-is probably due to. the Tact that In Ihe majority pf cases, all four tires on auy In summer, when Southern Alberta particular car have covered about the ruads are at their host, visible proof mileage. Consequently, wear this fact Is seen every Saturday eveu-jand iear Is liable to produce the "in- Ing when the business streets of the evitable result ai aljoui the same limo city are lined with aulomobllos from every pirt ol Ibe Eoutb. U bas be- come quite the usual thins for the on ont Lire as it does on another.; So. while an Inflated tire on a spare rim Is an excellent precaution, owner in "the country round lo'jeNCe uas taught many men that a ruu in to Ihe city on Saturday atler- noon to do Eome special shopping, lie Flays evening. Nine tiroes out spare lire is a remedy which'will alle viaic only one puncture or blow-out, K a second blow-out occurs on the of leu he has his wife and family with trip the motorist is. in the word: him. Some limes they remain over Of Frank Tiriney, unless hi Sunday, going home in (be cool ol tlie tas with him tlie things necessary s' Sunday evening. The aulomobile has made this case of a blovv-oul uuless the casing is first repaired. Undoubtedly this lack ol prepared- ness on the part ol many car owners is due to forgelfulncss. A man will Eibln. Where, in the old days before he owned a car, a trip to the city vras possible .three or four times-a year, It is nim possible every Treek. The automobile has.widened out the world, and there is noiv no excuse for lack ?To one realizes- Ihe new trend of trade tetter than the business man oil Lelhbridge. It has come upon him' (with a rush, it IE Irue, but he hasjiot! been -caught napping. He Is not peeling lo lake airay any LI Ihfeitrade! rf his c'dmpeLitor. It any-! thing; he Is adding to their tmde, for] the simple reason thai ths Lethbridge' merchant Is elive to the fact thai, ifi he carries the goods the people want f when they visit the city, they will buy from him what many of thtm have' besn accustomed lo gelling from the1 mall order houses. And if tbe Lcth-1 bridge merchant can fcill Ihe mall or-i rier habit, he making business forl himself, and at the same time, rcak-j ing business lor ihe business man of I the small town who scils the staple; articles. An order lo a mail-order' establish meal very often isnla-as crj dcrs for staple line.1; of groceries .or! merchandise alone those orders] for special lines which were the causei for the existence of the order in the first place. A little cooperation between the merchants of'the south, together with 'the automobile, will soon kill oft the mall order business'to a.nk-fely. Many merchants are going out of their way to roaVe it pleasant for the customer at a distance to get his spec- ialties here. Here Is aUtory to trale the point, in which the automo- bile plays an important part: Last fall, during the threshing season, I prominent Nobleford farmer broke part of one of his threshing outfits Ills local dealer did not carry the part In quealfon, Lul the farmer learned bj rural telephone trial the Lelhbridgc ilealtT had it on hand. The XobiefoiV fanner hot-fooled it for bis automobili started for Lelhbridge. Tin obliging dealer In Lelhbridge started nn automobile out from Ltthbridgc the parl. They met half-way. In- side an hour and a half, the Xobleford farmer had the broken piece replaced.! and his threshing running again. ]Iacl il not been for his automobile, his outfit would have lost the day. and the IOEB In .alone would., have amounted to The Lcihbridge merchant bs.s wide .opporlunllics opening lo him becaur.e of the gas.bUEgy. He cannot do too much lo booal for_good roads. "lib cannot make things'too coralortabie'in the city for'his fnstomer.5! frnm out- sfde points. For he muse remember that the gas buggy runs when (lie owner wants it to and not according to sbrno set schedule which clashes with ilic traveller's oilier business. lartmenl, but last year the city bun ell decided on the purchnso of n uiriping apparatus which will boost ho'water pressure at the (Ire. with- lit boosting 11 all over Iho water- ,'orks system, thereby causing Icnks icid much consequent repair >vork. an American La 1'rauce coinblna- lon puiup was oi'dcrcd. .11 is motor Itiveu, tho saino ciigtno uliicli drives ho car being arnfkiblo for drlvlUB ,hc pump u'litch will proiluco a press- ifo of ICO pou.iils, iiuuiniiiB 1000 gal- lons iicr Tlie i wtthiu n1 row wcohs hurry up. calls; and ivllt Iie'llic hlgli'psl iiowci'cil will Lo DID do ivllli a regulation 1'ord pleco of fire apparatus In tho south country, The chief expects to actnl llie'road from hero to Calgary and back.tu Kivlns It Us official test on Its ii'vrlvAl, will be n few weeks. IlavtiiK tluU much cnconr- clilef ramo btick with iinother request, this (tine for n inoLor aniLiilitiLce. The city councl TlilH will leave ono team uf borficH' at Xo. 1 fire slot ton, these being' required for the hook and ladder truck It IB quite posElblo thai bctoro litany mcmlhs a molor truck will lio used to thlt> piece of ap- paratus. Then will the horao vanish completely from the of No, I ftrclinU, anil stable duly will bo viowctl bis request .favorably, ami a tlilim of ibo past. FIUECHIERHAHDY Lelhbridge Fire Brigade.. liorlaiicc than the Lcthbridg? Fire Depart ment grew out ol the volunteer brig- ade Into tho paid brigade, nil Ihc apparatus was horse driven. That wasn't ?o very long After Ihe death of Chief Kilkenny and the au- IMjintment of Chief Hardy, the latter began casting about for ways anfl means of Increasing the efficiency of the brigade under his direction. He bail in Ihc chief magistrate's chair at the-, time Mayor'Hatch, who had done so much to bulhl up the brigade. So during ilayor Hiilch's regime the I to bo.-.shovcd Into bachgrountl. First of all, Iherc was ordered-n combination ho.sc and aquad car I chemical attachment. It was called I'thc Geo. M'. Hatch ih'oiftcialdonrnhd I the olhcrwlse. II ha? use since'-January, 1913, anil has never liec'n laiil-'up for repairs; It is an'SD h.p. Wchb''machine ol spec- ial cons true I ion. In Ihose uscd.lp go to tires with n single horse and buggy Ihc Ited Devil apneared on the scene, It wasn't long before Ihe chief found his horse was out-dis tanceil in the June, 1D13L Llie chief's e'er was'purchased.- Il is a HusseirKuight- Up Lo Ihe present that is all Ihe ntolor driven apparatus in the ilc R E M E M B E R Is still {ke depend- able serviceae bl car farmer man. lor boi dfl an {lie city The Ford "Garbqe. 1232, 3rd. Avenue, S. Lethbridge THE BEAUTIFUL Was called by critical NewYorkers, at their' j Big Weeks ago "THE MILLIONAIRE'S CAR AT Right here in Lethbridge, .it'is Ihe talk of the..town. SPECIAL ELGIN FEATURES 1. Exli-cmc yaclil style body with fusliionablc Uui-opcan oentcr i 2. Bock velvet-ncting, clutch, winch yoa I'intl cai-s. This I'ratiirc enables the cur si iu-tod MI i -liigli