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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 13, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta SATURDAY, MARCH THE LETHBUlliGK DAILY HERALD PAGE ELEVEN Provincial Government Announ- ces Terms for Annual Com- petition in Rural Districts J Offer From Ten to Twelve Thousand Dollars in Prizes I Arteries Need a Attention Terms for the fmmiftl road'dragging competitions of Alberta naio teca an- nounced by the provincial government. It la the hops of the government that sufficient Interest will be taken in this to warrant them spending from ten to twelve thousand dollars In prizes. Good Roads are something that the province cannot do without- The farmefi have long since recognked this fact and have been. crying out for them. The department of public VorltB ot the province has been giving them Rome encouragement to get oiU and Improve the roads themselves. Of course tbe contest is not confined e'ntlrely to. farmers. ft is open to councils of organized rural municipali- ties, duiy affiliated automobile clubs and good roads aasocla-. tfons. Entrants will grouped In such a -manner as to form districts with from ten to twelve competitors in each. Dragging .will start officially on June 3 and "end September 30. Although ibis plan certainly im- proves roada throughout the province to a great extent something more than mere dragging is necessary, particu- larly on the roads that carry the main tourist traffic between the largest centres. It Is necessary, before the province will have, a famed good roads system, that substantial road beds be built and, although II may be a concrete roads between- the large cities, practically essential, following are the rules announced by the provincial govei-nment for the dragging competitions Only one entry will be allowed from each municipality, automobile. club good roads association. The onlry of automobile club or good associa- tion mus.t be accompanied by the ap- proval-of the municipality in -which they flro The road to bo entered must be at least four and no more than eight miles long. Kntries will IJQ received up lo and Including June 1st and no entry will be considered it it is mailed later Ulan June 1st. Roads entered 111 the competition must he a continuous grade. New roads to bo built this year will not bo accepted for entry. -Roads graded in former years may ba re-graded and will then be eligible for entry, but such re-grading must finished prior to June 1st. Every competitor Is to put a sigu on each end of the road bearing the following legend: "This road is entered In this year's Road Drag Com- petition." (The'Department of Public Worka will supply, Free of Charge, to such competitors' as apply for same, the necessary signs printed on heavy cot- ton.) The competing roads must be kept clear of weeds and nil manner of growth from ditch to ditch, very short grass between grade and ditch ex- cept ed. Returns on forms to be furnished by the Department of Public Works must be made regularly even' month. They must be completely filled in and must1 bo signed by both operator and secretary. No consideration will be given to returns withheld till the end of the competition and all sent in to- gether. Disregard of this rule will disqualify tli-5 competitor.. The prizes to be awarded in each district will be as follows: First prize, Second prize, Third prlzai Fourth prize, {150.00; Fifth prize, flOO.OO. The roads ot Uie first prize winners in all districts will be inspected again after the regular prizes been awarded, and of these roads the one that Is adjudged best will receive a Grand prize ot }500.00. tut second best a Grand prize ot aud the third best a Graad prize of -All the above will be paid In the following proportion 75 per cent, to tbe v competitor winning a. prize and the remaining 25 per cent, to Iho winning operator. This ap- plies to both regular and grand prizes. The competing roada will be Inspect- ed from time to lime during the sea- son, and the- condition of the road at the time of cnlerlne. the character of. the soil, the amount ot traffic anil other general conditions affecting it. and the staU ot the road during the season and when tho competition closes, will .be taken into considera- tion in awarding the prizes. the Judging will bo done by points and the awards ot the. prizes will be made by disinterested judges appoint- ed by the Department, the decision of the final. Tloads will be Judged along tho fol- lowing lines Beginning of 1. Condition ot road before drag- ging 2. Nature and formation ot soil. 3. Length ot road. During 4. Improvement on road in (a) crown, (b) hardness, (c) smoothness. 5. Condition ot ditches, fj. Freedom from weeds. 1. Amount of traffic. ,S. Genera! Appearance. End ot Value of returns. Xa withdrawal ot a will be accepted after June Farmers Quickly Realize Ben- efit of Easy Travel to Large Markets in Canada CARUSO GIVES WIFE JEMS Diamond Necklace Her Gilt 911 Birthday Enrico Caruso reversed accepted birthday customs on Feb. 27, when he celebrated his forty-seventh an- niyemry by presenting to his wife, formerly Miss Dorothy Park lien- jamin, a- diamond necklace oi 200 matched stones, valuitf at and a big bowknot brooch in which there were set a large number of sapphires with diamonds. "1 like the way he celebrates liis salt! .Mrs. Caruso, "I think the gifts arc perfectly wonderful.'' li the clothesline; is bulled before ised it will not stretch. F.O.B. CHATHAM WAR TAX EXTRA New Standards of Value DORT brougli' twact-tirne duxis ot value to', the Motor car burincw. Greater value than the light car has hereto- fore offered. brings you a car com- parable) with, those coeting several hundred dollars more. LOOK FOR THESE THINGS IN THE CAR YOU BUY The Gray-Dor t motor is big enough for its bore and big water jackets and a big, honeycomb radiator. 'Hie crankshaft u pounds heavier than other builders of light cars think necessary. The pistons arc extra-light and three-ringed.' Special design prevents valve-warping. High-carbon steel gives toughness to moving parts, The carburetor is a this year. Wcstinghouse starring and light- ing. Connecticut ignition (newly The whole chassis parallels the motor in quality. Heavy frame of channel steel. Husky rear axle, Chatham-built. Long, springs, cantilever in the rear, and built here under our inspection. The big brakes now have Thermoid lining, A new steering 50% larger, and stronger than the light car The Gray-Dort is as pleasing to the artist and to the driver as it is to the mechanic. Tlie smooth lines of the body are restful after so much of the extreme in present-day cars. The Gray-Dort finish, development of 60 years' coach-building, will vrin your instant, and lusting approval. Add the smartness of French-pleated upholstery, and a new top, tailored in our own The big gasoline tank is now in. the rear for good-looks and convenience. As in big cars, the emergency brake is on a lever, .the side-curtains, open with the doors. 'A shorter, cowl gives more room in the driving compartment. The new hood, with its many long, narrow louvres has a touch of European smartness, ANTD YET THE PRICE IS (PLUS WAR TAX) You know tint mcK a u Gmy-Dort will be in denutiul J1365. We hive doubled our production tKU Bui there is likely to be tkortije. See tbe now. PRICES -The 5-puaengtr car, finished mGray- Dott green and and with standard equipment i. J65 f.o.b. Chilham. .War alra. The roomy 2-pa.tsenfer roadjler is the same price. THE SPECIAL For the man who something a little extra in Ilia 'car, wo have tho Gray-Dort .Special. Maroon body, with brown riyntite top. Plateglass window. Gipy curtains. Rookie tan wheclf Motomotcr. Tilting steering wheel. Real leather upholstery. Mahogany instrument board, just the touches which lift this car above tho ordinary. ANIXTHE ACE1 The Cray-Don Ace the mewl beautiful light car' of Sapper green body with handsome California top to match- Trouble Lamp and bull's-eye flashlight. Electric cigar lighter. mirror, Plate glaaa win- dows. Overaize, grooved-tread tires. This is the a> luic car for the man who does not wish to pile up a tremendous optratiag cost. extra on the standard. GRAY-PORT MOTORS LIMITED GRAY-CAMPBELL, General for Saskatchewan Alberta HEAD OFFJCE: MOOSE JAW Branches: Saskatoon, Edmonton and Calgary, GRAHAM MOTOR COMPANY, Ltd. Dealers for Lethbridge District The farmer today is facing tho problem ot increased productiop, and ii logically turning for its solu- tion to the same uictboJs that manufacturing industries have found efficient. Time-saving ma- chinery rapidly is taking its place on tho farm and the importance ot this is OTidant in figures, which show that during the year hundreds of motor trucks were in- stalled by farmers. Tola1 was made possible, ot course, through improv- ed highway conditions. The record ot transportation de velopmenl is tho chronicle of man's as his means of com inuntcation has bettered so has his physical' well-being improved, 'ant his mental growth progressed. Bu white our railroads have become a model for all other nations, our highways until very recently re malned but trails. With the advent of Ilii- automobile the necessity for good roads became apparent. The limited radius ot the horge-drawn buggy became Insufficient for the gasullne-driven vehicle, and there developed a rea effort to improve our highways. As a matter of fact, there is no logical o intelligent oiipositScu lo plans ad vanced for actual road construction most of us realize the necessity to permanent highway construction, hu few to see to it that the work actual ly is accomplished. Th6 Federal Government has plat ed at the disposal of th various provinces for road-building purposes during 1920 (o 1S25. Am that the provinces have realized ih necessity and grasped their oppor tunity is indicated In Ihe fact that an aggregate appropriation ot about and. this in addition to fh amount available from the govern merit. The era of good roads seeming ly is at hand.. IONTANA GIVES OUT GOOD INFORMATION TO OOD RO.ADS CONTRACTORS fn order that contractors d In road construction work may Joroughly study projects beiora ey submit btds upon them, Ihe tits Highway Cotrfmlaslon of Mou- ana undertaken tho preparation nd distribution of a bulletin cover- ug the 1920 program, Driving such ertinsct Information an location of character and eitent of mprovenient and tbe physical con- Itkjns to be encountered on the ork. With the dissemination of such mformattou. the road contractor will e girea justification (or investigat tig poaaiblli'.ios of using hfa outfit n the type and character ot work propoted. When it is known that 1930 program contemplates the xwfttruction of approximately, lies of gravel surface typo alone, he desirability of having this In- ormatkm available to contractors is bvtous. Here and There in the Motor World Farm are not su jecl to a ..ccnsc fee lu the State o lUlnois. i The speed limit in the Chile is 34 kilometers (ly.o miles per hour. Many a minor city in the Unite States has more automobiles tha the whole at China, aid stations in the forests and nat onal parts throughout the state. In case ot emergency brought >y a railroad tie-up due to strike; army trucks and private y-owned motor trucks are available to ransuorl foodstuffs and other essen tale to tho larger cities. The Xew York State Automobile association, -with a membership o has completed plans for a cam paigu to force a ,moro rigid aud gen eral observation of the Motor Vehicle Uniform Traffic and Anti-Glare Head ,Ight laws. The American Forestry Association is urging motorists to aid in planting :rses along the highways. Tree planted along the highways will no only beautify and shade the roadf, bu .heir roots will strengthen and supper :he road foundation. According lo figures receuily com In Washington, ouly one-eight! ot the public roads In the Unitei Stales have been Improved. The lota length of these roads is miles ot which miles are in: proved some form of surfacing. Automobiles of American make har been imported into Venezuela in in creasing numbers in recent years There are 1000 privately-owned cars ii the capiial of Caracas, which, numbe represents a per capita ownership o automobiles of one to every hundred, -Headed by .folm Benson, ot On look, over two thousand.residents o Saskatchewan took part in the grea parade of Canadian tourists recenll held at Ocean Park, Cal.. under th auspices ot the Canadian Tourists Association, at u mid-winter picnic an re-union. There were over Can adlan tourists present at the re union. lachinery is Being Delivered in Portion of All-Ued Route Between Cranbrook and Creston (From Our Own Correspondent) CRESTON, B.C., March Art extensive good roads program would seem planned for the valley this year by the provincial author- ities, at this week road foreman Karrlj took delivery of rook and complete equipment and yesterday the provincial enji- neer and road superintendent were here looking up likely look- ing sites at different points at which to gel the cruaher manufacturing read making ma- terial. Although no specific In- formation can be given out until the estimates are passed it Is now awured that the highway between Creston and Cranbrook Is to be put In good shape for auto traffio, SIX CYLINDER CARS MOST POPULAR NOW STATISTICS PROVE The following percentage table in- dicates the Increasing prestige of Iho cylinder typo among American manufacturers All other Year Sixes types 1S10................... 10 90 1911 17 K 19- si 1913................... 36 45 55 1915 41.5 {.2.5 45.8 1917................... 17 53 191S 61.7 -1S.3 1919................... o3.2 -1G.8 1920 55.8 41.: Vse brown sugar to sweeten ce- reals. It makes tceni taste richer. Doubly-Saving and 4 Double-Acting No Baking Powder can be more 'efficient, more economical than this. Paying a high price {or a baking powder docs not guarantee you the _ ._ best High prices are sometimes charged they make. lEfiG-0 Baking Powder is'doubly" saving" because "it is sold a? S 'fair price, andT its double the bowl the it! a never-failing leavener. f Buying Egg-O in the larger sized tins is most: economical .for family use.; Always follow "tht tcaspoonful to one cup of well sifttd. flour. The Egg-O Baking Powder Co., Limited Hamilton, Canada Forty per cent, of the motor vehi- cles In operation today are owned and used by farmers. Buyers, of motor cars in England and France have to wait from six to eight months for delivery. s. _ Tho first automobile liability in- surance policy was written 1S9S, and tho first fire policy in 1902. For the delivery of telegrams, the use of automobiles will replace hoy messenger carriers in Cleveland, Ohio. There are almost six times as motor cars and trucks now "in operation in this country as there were seven years ago. With only six per, cent, of tho world's population, the United Stales produces eighty-five per cent, ot tho world's automobiles. Plans for motor vehicle and "subways are under ivay at Ts'ew York, Chicago, Plttsburg, San Francisco and New Orleans. tip to December 15, the Motor Transport corps had disposed of a total of unserviceable motor vehicles (or Tho Society of Professional Auto mobile Engineers is an organization of chauffeurs in New York city, wllh a membership of more than Closed passenger automobiles are preferred in Japan, especially for private use. on account of tho dus in the streets and also because the Japanese women do not wear hats and their carefully arranged coiffeurs suffer conslderably-ln open cars. Motorists who travel over tho Mo- hawk trail this summer will find a first-class hotel of large structure 'o Swiss architecture and reslauran accommodation provided for them, a ft new. large hotel establishment Is to be creeled on Florida mountain, in Massachusetts. A change will be made In the Jlls fiourl molor car license plates for 1920 Instead of (he plates will shos 22-58-79. thus enabling the numbers ti be more easily read. fcnglanil is manufacturing light car Which range from lo pound carry five persons and show gasoline oii ami tin; mileage three times ttia of the American-made motor cars. A proclamation has ocen Issued" b Iho (-ommanuor-in-chict of the Drills forces forbidding the owning or keei ing of an automobile or motorcycle i Ireland except special permit. in co-cpcrallon with the Californl Slate Automobile association, the P elfic rtivlalon of the American Re has arranged to establish C; Children's Rubbers Made to fit exactly all sizes and shapes of Children's Shoes, so that the little feet will be easy and Comfortable, and perfectly protected on Wet, atormy days. Dominion Rubber System Rubbers have the sturdy toughness that insures satisfactory wear, with the snug fit that comes with careful, painstaking workmanship. Dominion Rubber System Rubbers are made in styles and sizes to fit the shoes of every member of the family. You can get these reliable Rubbers by asking your dealer for Dominion Rubber System footwear. Sold by the bett shoe stores throughout Canada. si ;