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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 20, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta SATURDAY, MARCtf 20, THE LETlIBfllDGE DAILY HERALS, PAGE FJLEVEN Making Arrangements to Re- ceive PromiBent Editors and Wrftere THis Summer Trying Hard to Get -Inter-Pro- vinclal Good Road -Route Through Crows GASOLINE GOES UP. TWO CENTS GALLON POBTLAN'P. Ore., Mareli advance la gasoltoe" prices of two cents a gallon went into effect in' Oregon anil C-' other Pacific Nprtliwett states today. The 'price- of gasoline it tilling stations and garages here was quoted- at 27 cents today.- A. of .Calgary, President of the Dominion Trails Association. and organizer for the Winnipeg-Lake Louisa automobile tour, "was in Fernie recently, aud addressed tlie of Trade at a special meeting hold In the Council chamber. Mr. 'Megls, who is deeply tnieresl- ed in; the Inter provincial highway, whlclrthq Dominion Gbvernnicnt pro- poses to biiild, stated thai Edmonton, Saskatoon, and- several .otUer north- ern towns moving' heaven and earth -t Ottawa to have the road constructed by way of Edmonton and the -yellow .Head Pass, and that it was. lip to the towns on the southern route to get busy themselves, or. they he left 1n_'the lurch. Calgary was boosting for the Crow's Nest Pass but, Fernie, 'Cranbrook and a whole lot of other towns seem- ed to 'be asleep. He. said he 'had come to the. request of Fernie's publicity booster, -Mr; Spaldtng, to see could ;1ie'. done toward bringing at :of the Winnipeg-Lake Louise automobile party down througli --1-'-1 the Windcmiero Valley and hack by way of the Crow's Nesi Pass, lie had arranged for a number of prominent and write'rs'.for different ato come this. way, imt-a large'nunifoer of rest of the party btul decided to come also and he wanted'tho to be prei'iar- cd to accomniodalu (hem. A moving picture outfit was being carried'along and .views of the en- tire trip were being taken. Views of the town would also be taken at a cost of 51.50 per foot, it so desired.' Mr. :Megis spoke for about bait an hour, outlining the-efforts ofj his com'ibittce to -boost; this section of British Columbia aiid stated that thousands of tourists would cocie this way in the future as a result of their efforts at advertising the ccaiulry.' Mr. S: Herchmer, who occupied the chair, promised every co-operation to make tho proposed visit of the Winni-' peg-take Louise excursion as'pleasant as upssible. Tho meeting decided to use 200 feet of picture reel for local requirements. Work Will Be Done By Con. tract Under' the Good fioads-Act More Than One Hundred Con- Bridges Will Also Be Erected DETROIT THREATENED Production of motor cars by De- trlot plants In 1910 amounted, to vehicles of all lyres, valued at according t'o ii compilation made by a Govern- ment statistician here this week. But Detroit's supremacy is threat- ened by its' .neighbor, Cleveland; vfhich' hopes to outstrip it in 1920 and wrest the world's leadership 'in automotive manufacture from the Michigan metropolis.' "When passing Insane asylum it is well to inspect the car for loose nuts. f Tonders-for grading about SOD milej of roads called for In Manitoba within the two months, accord- ing to information supplied by the Good: Roads Department of that Province. This work will'be let in contracts of from two to seventy-five The work will bo done, under "Tie Good Roads Act" which has been in successful operation in Manitoba for inn past six years. Up to the present about miles of work uas ueon graded aud about 1CD miles gravelled, (ho Aci. In'addition to the roaihrork, it Is expected that over 100 concrete bridges will "be constructed. The bridge work will include a sice! bridge 550 feet loiig over the nee River; a concrete arch ISO ieet clear span over tbe La Salle liver; several bridges' of 'concrete over tlio Assini boine river and a number of bridges of from 30 to 50 feet clear symi. Uj to date, have been built Good Jloads of which 271 concrete. H is expected that over miles of grading will be dono In Manitoba within- the next four years, and a large percentage of this mileage Is to. be gravelled, Under "The Guod Roads Act." all work Is to be let by contract. Putting Tires on the Grindstone You Couldn't einect to get far with only a couple of gallons of "gas" in, ,'our Unk neither will your tires go 'ar If your whevls are out of lino. Eicoelve (read wear can In practi- cally every be traced to Im- proper allccmeat of wheels upon which tha Ores used. Kver lead a dojr on a chain'and notice how be seems to want to go at an agle of several decrees from that ia which you are travelling. That's Jaat what happens when one of your wheel's IE out pf Hue, One wheel Is trying to go straight ahead while the other Is running a few [joints off the direc- tion in which, the car Is travelling, Tho result Ig that the tire on wheel out of line most undergo a diagonal grind as It passes over the road service. This grind wears off the tread very rapidly. A few thous- and miles of .wear can be taken out of a lire In a .few hundred miles of actual running. .The effect Is the e'arno as putting the tire on an emery wheel. The causes are various. Demount- able rims may be applied crooked or axle may .be bent; (he steering rod or knuckle may be bent; tbe de- mountable rims 'may be loose. Any one of these causes produces similar tread wear. H is a -wiso thing to check all these points when prematlre tread'wear begins to show. You're practically sure to find tho.cause in one of these Irregularities. Jn order to rtest out your wheel alignment first put the front wheels in line. -Then measure with a tape from the inside of one felloe to the Insldo ot tbe opposite felloe at the same height from the ground as the axle. Dp this first In front of the axle and then at similar points on the wheels in back of the iisle. If three or four measurements do not show a variation of more tlian J-4 Inr.h, tho alignment is all right. The car manufacturer can seldom be blamed iu case of Improper wheel alignment. 'There arc many smal j accidents that will force a wheel oul f lino. For lustance; the car might driven diagonally against 3 curb, one wheel might drop Into a large ut that the opposite wheel avoided. a such cases the shock would seldom sufficient to be noticed by the Tiver, yet the Injury would be done. The most Important thing to be done whoa tread wear appears Is to locate accurately the cause of the trouble. .'his will almost always be found In one ot the places suggested above. Then when the cause has been found t should be promptly corrected. Otherwise tho new tire will weai down in the same quick manner. Any good garageman can remedy his trouble and sare you dol- ars In tire wear. P. LUND SON LUMBER and BUILDER'S SUPPLIES HEAD OFFICE: Lethbridge, Alberta ONE OF LUND'S LOGS. AEROPLANE -SpRUCE LOG, 11 FT. 4 DIAMETER AT SMAL'L END. YARDS AT Lethbridge, Macleod, Coaldale, Chin, BanrwelL [olfnl' MOTOR RANBLINGS The of the engine has noth lug to do with the purchase price. When you -have the strong desi to the ihe TOBACC SMOKING CHEWING You can't judge a man by bis clothes, but you can usually judge his bank, account by the car he drives You may 'the spee< litn'.V Tvhen you "arc compelled to pul to one siiie to give the other fellow a' chance to puss you. Keep a detailed record of you; I gas hills and'show it to your grant! I children. They'll know then tha. you were a real motorist' when you j had a car. "Lots ot people think we liko to a car'get out of says a garage man.': "You might as wel" any the undertaker likes to see folk: a-dyin'." There's, raany a skid between th< Emashiip and the collection ot dam ages. Throw tacks upon the highway and they will return you a hundred holes. THERE ARE SIGNS The farmer of a few years back Talked mostly of his silage. ills son, who drives a ztpp-fo'jr hack -Boasts proudly of his' mileage. The farmer of a tow years lierics Will stand beside his aerodrome; He'll yawn politely at, And hop to Shanghai or Xome. NO NEW WARSHIPS TO BE CONSTRUCTED BY BRITISH GOVT. WASHINGTON, March naval estimates for 1920-21 provide for no new warship construction, it was said today at the British em- bassy, and provision U made for a post-war fleet Iu full commission of only 16 balileships. four battle cru'is- ers, 3S light cruisers, with destroyers and submarines in proportion. The British post-war fleet, as de- scribed In the embassy's announce- ment, will constitute the greatest naval fighting force in the world. McNAMARA GOES TO LABOR PORTFOLIO LONDON. Jlarch an nouncem'jnt Is made of tba appoint- ment of Thomas J. McNatiara, parlia- mentary secretary to the admiralty, the portfolio of minister ot labor, in succession to Sir Robert Slephenson, Sir Robert will become president ot the board of trade. Charles A. Curdy, at present secretary to the minister of food, has been appointed tnlnlatcr of foutl. 5fr. Curdy succeeds Georga H. Hob'ortsrwho reslgiied as food min- ister early in February. PASSENGERS FRIGHTENED SOUTHAMPTON, March bengers on the steamship Imperator, which arrived from Xew York yestep day, were alarmed when the ship listed badly Jon the voyage. 11 Is said a fault in the ash ejectors caused the list, but the ship was never In an; danger. She will have to ba ovti- hauled before her next voyage. DYNAMITE PLOT DISCOVERED BARCELONA, March Is re- ported that police have discovered clues to a large deposit of dynamite which they believe has provided the explosives for bombs used in tho re- peated outrages In Barcelona and itg vicinity. Many important' arrests in connection with the discovery have been made by the police, but secrecy Is being maintained until the entire affair is cleared up. WOMAN SETS 3VWM RECORD DETROIT, Jllcb., March lotte Boyle, of ttic New York Swim- ming Association, set a new record in tho women's plunge for distance events in an exhibition swimming meet here last niglit vrtth n plunge of 66 feel. The old record, established a year ago by 'Mlas Doylo, was 54 feet. That mark was- also beaten by Miss Helen Nolan, Detroit, who finish- ed second with Cl feet, 0 inches. NEW FRENCH PORT PAKIS, March The Irans-All tlc syndicate, a French corporation, plans to construct a new port at lion- flour, eight miles southeast of Havre. It Is Ihc intention eventunlly to Join the port of Honlleur to that of Itevrc and Improve sea connections between the mouth of the 'Selna and the Im- portant cities of Normandy and the interior of France.