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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 13, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta TEN7 THE Ui-THUKHJCiK DAILY 1IKHAU1 SATC'HUAY.-MAHCU Exhaust Echoes Garage Gossip NEWS OF THE AUTO WORLD WitKthe Motorists of South Alberta Good Roads Needed Along the Appeals Issued Are Being Formulated Prairies Will He Scene of Gigan- when it? beautiful park! to a errtat advantage and; the surrounding ro'jutrv. weatherj providing, will give lo'.imis an j impression of this diy. i rhe nub of tho irrigation district of Fouthejn Alberta. It is expected '.he tourists will have a chance- to the results of Irrigation while pnssiHB through) thif section of the province. It otr-! linly Is the on? bis tiling In Ihe south and the tourists should be allowed to through Miihuut saining first hand kuowledci1 o: what Irriga-; [lull is doing for tilt' Lctobridse dis- trict, so they might belter uodwst.w.1: on how solid a rock this citjr Is found-j ed and bettor form an estimate ofi what is yet ahrcd of the cily. Build Up Roadt Appeals bee'i issued for muni- cipalities alons tho route to get roads ia first class shape. Motor clubs are taking matter up with a zest andi expect 10 have roads in such.a shape! that iho tourists hare little to' complain of.. Easy transportation lie Advertising Motion Pictures Will Tell Story win prove great big udvertiseraeut for iho west, in the Ijethbridgo dts- trict plans .ari being formulated with a view to having the entrances to the city in the best of condition. On top ol tho appeals of the pro- I motors 01 Ihls.huge project comes the I announcement from the provincial government of the terras of Ihe an- Ibis year, will ttzge the biggest id-1 nun) road dragons competitions. vertleing ftnnt tliat bas ever hceu These start on Juno attempted in any civilized countrr.] ]st and will end Sepfemtcr SOlh. This Ksrly in July motorists ivlll gather from all parts of Canada and from i tinny Suites to south to tafce a trip through tbo prairie provinces to lovely tomse in ihu Tho benefit tlie -will derivo from this trip cannot bo estimated dollars and cents. Motion pictures Tvil! he taken- all along the route. which includes Letlibridge, and these bo extulriteil'in many parts of the Several well known writers from Canada anOj the United States will on the job and :iviH give their jmpresaions of iho trip and the por: tion of Canada through which they will corn-eyed by motor car. Start at 'Peg -Tbo starling point is Winnipeg. the fcite Tvay to the west. From there the string of motor cars will start and travel through. Brandon, Regina, Moose Jaw, Shrift Current, Medicine Hit, Lethbridge, Calgary and then to Hie rockies. better time ot year could pos- sibly have been chosen for the trip, The motorists will, that month. the farms ot western Canada at their best.- The .tonriats -will reach gives an. opportunity for many clubs 10 get together and fix up roads, not only tor tte provincial prizes but for the coming tour. BACON WROTE ABOUT ROADS 300 YEARS AGO man to recognize the im- portance of roads in to civic progress Tvas Ixird Francis Bacon. He wrote'.100 years ago that threo elements necessary to the growth ot a fertile soil, busy workshops and easy con- veyance of men and things from one place to another. The danger of decreased crop acreage in year ow- ing to an Inevitable shortage ot feed during the spring work season, is brought forth in a communication from Mayor PincotL of Tofteld to Mayor Ql.a.rk or Edmonton. It is1 tho intention to bring the matter to the attention of the executive of the Al- berta Industrial Development Asso- ciation........ You Play Safe When You Buy An "EXIDE" STARTING LIGHTING H -is the batlery; that Hag thirty-one years of specialized exper- ience behind H in the building- of storage batteries for sH purposes. Tt is the battery that Js made toy tlie largest maker of storage batter- in the lyorld. li is the batlery every feature ot which la lime- tested and service-prayed.; H fs tbe battery that will serve you faith- fully and. dependably because it Is faithfully and dependably madcs in every detail. "Exide" aud "IroncUd-Exide" Batter- ies areexlehrively Uncle Sam for the many needs of his amiy and navy.' There Is ati "Exide" Service Station near you where you can pet the" "Exide" ,pattery specially made to meet the demands of your car. Here also you can secure real service for whatever battery you may now toft using. EXIDE SERVICE STATION J.D.THOMPSON 718 THIRD AVE, S. WILL BUILD ROAD AT GOOD ROADS MEET. Thf servatii annual Canadian good roads conreutiou take place a! the Royal Alexandra Hotel, Winnipeg, on June- 1. 2 3. at the invi- tation of (he mayor and dty coundl of Winnipeg, -supported by the pro- vitu'iiil goveriHueat, th6 board of trade, automobile orfinnlr.atfous aud public bodlss. This the first tiuie lhat convention has cona of Ontario, and every effort Is being made to make the program one tlial will be o[ interest ajid advantage to Ihd wesWrn municipalities, wLoso road condl- lions and problems are somewhat different from those In Hie east. The WsiLngs be held in tha banquet hall and the exhibition of rued mats-rials in the old ball room, while a spncious ground in '.he rear of Oie hotel Trill he utilized for road machinery In operation. A feature of the convention will be a conference of government hirh- T'-ay officiate, who will meet on the second day of thn contention uid discuss such matters as road laws, traffic regulations, automobile taxa- tion, systems o( construction and maintenance of highways and questions, with R vlow to arriving at a uniform system of rusulations for the wholo Dominion. Officials of the Federal government frill also participate in this conference, ,whlch will procMd concurrently with the meetings ot the delegates. During the convention a section of road will be actually constructed in tlic district under Uie personal supervision ot Iho best experts on the continent, who -will be among the speakers, and who will thus be able to demonstrate Uie proper method of grading, ditching, draining, founda- tion layCog and building up of a complete modem highway. Invitations are being seut to every municipality In' Canada, and they number to send delegates to the convention, each municipality having the right, on paying the nominal fee of membership In tho Can- adian Good Itoads Association, to send several delegates, who can submit to tlie practical roadbuikkrs invited to address them, the local problems that they have to deal with in butttilng improved highways, and secure the best advice obtainable on the subject. Delegates are being Invited to bring their wives to Ihe convention and Pullman cars arc being provided from nil the big centres of population for the convention, details of which will he announced lat by the Secretary, Georgo A." McNainee, 80S New Birks Uullding, Montreal. THINGS TO WORRY ABOUT Irregular knocking in an engine mayi care should be exercised to get each come from loose electrical connections bearing. To make one bearing tlgb in the, primary circuit, a commutator pole that grounds occasionally when in a certain position, a loose fly-wheel or premature ignition. Tho brake mechanism seldom gets tho lubrication it deserves. Oil Is re- quired on the pins supporting Ihe brake shoes and upon the bearing points of Ihe cams or toggle mechan- ism which actuates the brakes. These parts usually depend for lubrication, on the hand oil can. Beginning "it tho operating lever every joint in the brake rod needs occasional oillug, as do the bearitiBS ct the compensating shaft. 1 and another raUier tree in movemeni Is courting trouble, for in most case: it will be found that a Knock wll result. If the mixture Is suspected of hein, too rich, shut off the iuel in the tan and the throttle. H the mlslur passing Into the cylinders Is loo rict the engine speed will increase as th chambers is lowered, slnt'e this opera tlon weakens the mixture conslderabl If tho mixture Is thought to be to weak tlie float ciamlcr can he [loodei while the engine- is running, and I this canses the motor to speed may be accepted as an indication tha Iho mixture is not rich enough. Any car ov.-iier who has struggled with a battery terminal so set that It cannot be removed from its socket Difficult grades can be made greater speed and less fuel in inte mediate (ban if the engine is perm! will welcome .his ,dea for a pair of b h, h (h ongs espec.ally designed to care for I t Cont 51, in one of them large enough, to allow it to be placed over the cable side A very way of cleaning valv side. NTo terminal can resist this treatment, excellent method of clean spark plugs or, in fact, any roiea surface, is f to wash them first in a 10 per cent, solution of acetic acid, which is an in- fallible solvent of grease and carbon hi removing play from rod by reducing shim thicknesses, great Satisfied Users of "F L E X O" Alreadyin Lethbridge C. Bass, Sixth Ave.A., South. Phone 1743 Dr. Thompson, N. Lelhbridge. Phone476 1979 Of eourie there are a bunch of Missourijns in every plate who have to be shown This is an abso lutely new thing In Uethbrrdge and the only way to prove lhat Flexo Is a thoroughly aenuine article Is for yod of car. and trucks to place your orders with us. Ash Mr. Bais or Dr Thomson to dive yov their experience of Flexo. a MURDOCH HUFF AGENTS FOR FLEXO TIRE FILLER ALBERTA BLOCK, LETHBRIDGE SUB-AGENCIES: VIMY AUTO REPAIR NORTH LETHBRIDGE CARDSTON MOTORS ...............................CARDSTON WALLACE SIMPSON WARNER JESS GIBBS RAYMOND ROGERS MOTOR CO.....TABER S, G, JAMIESON BOW ISLAND ARE GUARANTEED THAI WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL NOT AFFECT IT BOIL IT IN WATER OR FREEZE IT IN ICE. IT IS PUNCTURE AND BLOW OUT PROOF ANO WILL RUN MILES, PROVIDED IT IS NOT EXPOSED TO THE OUTSIDE WEARING SURFACE AFTER YOU HAVE USED UP ONE SET OF TIRES WE WILL PUT THE SAME FLEXO INTO fJEW TIRES AT A SMALL COST, a little kerosene in tbe air valve of carbnrelor while the engiue is ru ning. In this way a little of the ker sene finds it way down Ihe vah stem and so'tens and washes off th carbon. It is not bad idea to do tl' once a monib or 30. When 1he crankshaft turns ove with a steady and unusual rcsistanc it probably means that there is a d posit of gummy substance under, Lh piston rings. This may be removed b putting an ounce or two of kerosen through the petcock ot one cylind at a time and running the engln with the spark plug wire disconnects lo lhat cylinder for a few minutes. In some Instances mil Is so plac that It is eitremely difficult to reai it with a wrench. Often this m he obvlalcd by reversing the bo thereby the nut is brought with easy reach. 'Make solution ot one part su acid to 10 parts water, an dip in it the part from which it desired to remove rust. Xoxt dip the In a bath of hot lime-water and k( them In it until they hare become hot that they-dry immediately on b ing taken out. Then rub the par with dry hrin or sawdus! and the will be found to be perfectly clei Hnd may ho painted with flrcprw paint, hltied or nickeled. ORWAY TO BE FIRST COUNTRY TO ENFORCE TIRE LEGISLATION is the first couulry In orld to propose national legislation will specify that motor trucks to two tons capacity imisl b'e pnsumallc tires so as prevent damage to roads and to I dowu the excexlro cost of htgh- ay repairs due to the use of solid CaWe advices to the Goodyear 're ft Rubber company, which has [vacated the use of pneumatics for o purpose of saving roads, indicate at Ihe proposed legislation will be dopted In Ihe near future. Motor ucki ebipped abroad by American auufacturers have already been re- sed admission because Uiey did not inform to the naw wheel and lire All automobiles uwd for commer- si purposes must, fee equipped with res of at least Civo-lnch tread on I four wheels. This means that un i two trucks must be imeumat- ally equipped; from two to threo nd a half tons either pneuraaUc or olid equipment ot more, than five- nch tires Is permlssablo; while trucks orer three and a half Ions weight iy run on solids. Motor Truck Does Work In One Day of Twenty- Eight Mules on Mountain Tea years ago it look 2S mules tiiree days to transport a nine ton boiler r-OC'O teet up in tbo Sirras to tho Maden Sugar 1'lne mills, CO miles (rom Madera. tha nearest rail- raid point. Hoc'ently a five-tou mo- tor truck performed the same task In t. FORD TO MANUFACTURE FLOUR FOB EMPLOYES nails may bo made into ery satisfactory batlery connections y aolderlng about a foot of insu- ated wire, ona nail on each end. The alU are then driven into the battery ost under the connector. If the nails et dull or bent they may easily be barpened or straightened again. Henry Kord, in ndilition lo establishing co-operative, stores at which his workmen may buy their provisions at "salo nt will manufac- ture his own flour from Jo.OOO buahela of wheat from bis farm. Mr. Ford will esUib- llsh flour mills and supply from his farm with the wheat and then sell the .product to his workers. The farm supply much more In the way of iiro- cluce for iho stores, one of which is on Manchester ave- nue in Highland I'ark, in a part of the plant, aud well patronized. one day. despite the prophecies it would never make the steep moun- tain grades aud pitches. Harvey Shurnan, the operator of this unique truck systeni which keeps this iaolatcd camp with its thousands ot Inhabitants supplied with necessi- ties, asserts the roads were considered treacherous, full of dangerous wind- ing turns, often attaining a grade of 20 per cent, Tliorc are many of these donkey engines at the mills In addition (o locomotives which are used for baul- ing timber from the forest to'; tho mills, All of this machinery must be battled over the mountain reads. To save the brakes o! the truck which carried this nine-ton holler it was necessary u> chop down one of the larger trees and drig It behind the truck whenever a steep grade was reached. In one place the Hume, which p'er- mils tho up, to float down to Madpra, had be cut to allow tho truck lo pass with its huge load. This unusual and tortuous trip was successfully accomplished by ClaV' euco How, one ol tho expert moun- tain drivers of thie'motor truck line, whose experience on this particular mountain road was to a great degree responsible for the success of tho trip. New Triplex Springs Iron Out the Wrinkles of the Rough Roads EXCESSIVE HORN TOOTING DOESN'T ADD TO SAFE'l Tt Ts before passing intersection of streets, sayn Motor I-'to magazine, fo nlgnal, listen (or a reply find then signal, listen for a such seems feasible fo the particular oo instrumental In lessening the number of accidents that arc the tUrect result of wrong horning. The driver, technically known as the "road hog.11 I? ]oog UKely to bo the victim