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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 30, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PfcGE four the LKTiinnmnrmirr herald SATtmDAY. MAIU'.tl .10, tOl* � iiiimj I ,.u..i ..� . ��.��.� h...iwmmjh i mill i THE AUTO BRINGS THE FARMER TO THE CITY POPULAR AS EVER Lfethbridge Motors Breaking 'Sales Records This Sprinir ! -No Advance in Price i � Vp at the l.oihbri'iK- M.�tor.a!ps-ItJOius where in>' M,'I..h",i:-'.liu is distributed, the Herald v>a& told this! week that never in t.t-- hi*i\�ry of the; firm had so many new . ;ir.- bron turned out in the spritis m-asou. ami � Manager Arthur lUm^ey his staff ore kept busy demonii! rating to prospective buyer- !.:i.-�io ih� ' Lethbridge Motors weli supplied: with new cars of all models for their spring business, mo they arc taking lull advantage- of the prosperity in the motor oar world of Southern Alberta. "The McLaughlin Six Special is keeping tip Its popularity. this spring-and Js jus; as mmli in demand as ever," said Manager llarnsley. 'The � number of these cars now in use. es-; pecially by the farmers, is the best I -- evidence of its popularity." j One of the beauties of the show-j room was a special with Spanish lea- j ther upholstering. The body was j built and the car assembled at Osha-1 wa, Ont.. showing that the old Cana-j diai)'- firm is upholding the reputation \ built up by its long years in the vehicle business. A SCENE ON FIFTH STREET, LETHBRIDGE. Motor Tractor Big Facto* Greater Production Effort one talking point used by Mc-1 Agriculture Simplified and Food Supply Increased by Labor Laugh!in salesmen this spring is that � c  mi* ^ J the price of the car has not been i  Oaving Machinery, boosted. And being well fixed for j cats for immediate delivery, that goes ! . - ' along way in a selling campaign. i Since the Lethbridge Motors took j During the coming season motor ma-over the McLaughlin agencv and the cheery will be � growing factor to-garage on 11th street, south, from the ward enabling the farmer to maintain iotMp* A tirrt r�nm nan v nf which production of foodstuffs at usual standards. With competent farm Lethbridge Auto company, of which H Adams was proprietor, they have installed a full line of parts and accessories. The interior of the garage bas also been remodelled, providing an up-to-the-minute rest room for ladles which, is greatly appreciated by get information about the adaptability of the various types to their special conditions. ;WTtile many a Canadian farmer' is thinking that a tractor is a good buy today, yet the caution with which he goes at the tractor proposition Bhows that he intends to act only after con- hands gone, in fact with he'x> of any kind well nigh unobtainable, the farmer who his just come through a season fraught with labor problems more | sideration. He probably has seen the perplexing than ever before realizes ! example of a tractor bought by a neigh- . , , .. ____' � that next season promises to be still, bor without consideration of bow the women autoists coming from the conn-� more serlo^ The farmers are plan-1 tooI WOuld replace man or horse power tT^. A . i , ^Li" Stftlr .h�! nin? to do the work almost wholly by i t0 save expense, operated by inexperi-nartment bas also been added for the , *- assisted by modern I enced help, improperly cared for. and AUTOMOBILE POKER "FROM THE KIN" There: are four of a kind for the dealer to show you when you call. Same hold sevens. Some fours. And some threes. But every car is an eight. Draw any one of them and you will never discard it A car that you will not pass by. One thai doesn't cost "a pot of money. Fit for any queen' to ride in. You don't have to i pumps, hay tools, trucks and tractors | will replace hired men. ! In this emergency the tractor" as-i sumes a new value. Heretofore the . question was whether the tractor i would pay-that is, would it be ad-[ visable with a choice between horse  power, man power, and tractor power ' to abandon some of the former for the uncertainties* of the latter. Farmers in Canada, as a whole, had, up to a short time ago, felt that it would be wise to let the other fellow try out the tractor and demonstrate its value. Today many farmers are -assuming Ja.�k4� �p for repairs. It is not a joker,____,___.. ________ _. _ _________, and" there is no gamble when you chip that the tractor can do good work ori Is anlCbuy. A pack cf 'em sold. their farms, and they simply want to fortunate examples have done a good deal in the past to discourage the. wider use of improved labor saving machinery. After a careful study of the failures as well as the successes- with tractors, an expert suggests. two" things" to the prospective tractor owner: First, a tractor is too good a-machine to put in the hands of a poor operator. However, an expert mechanician^ not necessary to keep the tractor running. But rather, seat on the trdctdr'a'man with fair, mechanical ingenuity and the ability to sense that sdnJethfhg is wrong with the machine before the costly breakdown occurs. A slight _�_1__ adjustment of a carburetor or u- Utile oil -on the bearing before it rnns dry or a loose nut tightened in time will keep the machine working where tho "let-her-go-for-n-while" attitude will cause an expensive delay. Second, when one secures the services of a tractor to help with tho farm warfc, plan the work so as to take the best'advantage of what the machine will do. And what will a tractor do? If one were to believe all that is printed about tractors one would think that it could assist in almost any farm operation. The facts are as follows: Farmers who have found the tractor a profitable investment have used their machines chiefly to plow, fit land, and deliver belt power. ..Cultivating, long road hauling, pulling heavy machinery, etc., will undoubtedly soon be developed as practical tractor possibilities, but in the present stage of mechanical development of the machine such lines of work are distinctly in the experimental stage for the all-round farm tractor. A third suggestion might be added for those who are choosing a tractor, and that Is the necessity of ascertaining the quality .of service given by the various companies. Efficient service means that the seller of the machine must make provision that the purchaser is shown how to set it up and run it, how to lubricate It; how to mttke adjustments, and so on. (furthermore, it is highly desirable that repair parts be carried in ' stock a't some central point reasonably near, the farm, and that they be sold at a, fair price, and that in case of .extreme'emergency . a competent man can pome to the farm promptly, and assisttip^mirldng repairs. It is regrettable that some otherwise good machines have in1 the past been PAIGE ADDED BY Now Handle Three Lines, Hudson, t'uigc and Saxon-Garage Work Also Tho Henderson garage-one think* of It and than of tho Hudson Super-Six. Tho Henderson Gnrngo agency 1ms been handling the Hudson since tho firm was founded. The Super-Six is the king of the Hudsons, a high priced oar but satlsfn.clory to a degree. It is tho car tho man buys who wants something different. To meet tho wishes of tho automobile buyer who wants something a little less expensive, something in tho middle price range, the (lender-son Garage has secured tho agency for tho I'aige. controlling distribution through the province. Across the lino the Vnigo has come to he among tho most popular of cars, and that Southern Alberta is thinking tho same way appears ovidont from the fact that though the agency was secured by Mr. J. Kane, manager of the Henderson Garage, late last fall and only twelve cars could be seeurefl every one was snapped up within a fovr weeks. Mr. Kane predicts a big yoar for the Paige in 191S, One of the features of the new model is a mechanism for self grinding the valves. Tho seven pnft-songer model is called tho "Essex" and the fivo passenger the "Llnwooil." To comploto the rango of cars handled ,the Henderson Garage has the Saxon, a lower priced car which has characteristics all Its own and many buyers are being found for it. In addition to its sales agencies tho Henderson Garage conducts an up:to-date repair department which Includes one -of the best equipped vulcanizing plants in the province. The battery department' is also complete and batteries are repaired, charged or built to order. Large storage spage is also provldod, and altogether the Henderson parage is one of tho best automobile depots in the whotMUh(i*ln* KimkHt wllh but IHtia inoro furco Ihitn can bo applied with tho tl!lK�rfl. Special Equlpm�nt-for� rim cut re pa Ira. Automobile Tires of all sizes VULCANIZED 1 By the Famous Haywood System s Re-Treading and Repairing �B By Experienced Workmen S All Work Guaranteed T R. D. RITCHIE 208 13th St. South Opposite Ellison Mills ^ia3fiBiiiiiiiiiiniiii|iiiiii ma H9 TRACTOR- Hon. A. C. Dunning has warned you that the Fordson Tractor may not be here in time for Spring Work. and attach it to your Ford Car. It will'take the place of Four Horses. * Price- $250.00 Demonstration at Lethbridge Motors, Limited llth Street South Lethbridge ft > McLaughlin-Buick Cars 1.4k Nothing can be said to! enhance the reputation of these popular Gars. They may safely be left to speak for themselves. If You Don't Know Them- GET ACQUAINTED MOTORS LIMITED PHONE 31,4154" 236008 ;