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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - March 30, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta �3 A Letter to Auto Owners From Lethbridge Automobile Club I Lethbridge, Alberta. March 30. To the motorists of Lethbridge and district: - The Lethbridge Auto Club was organized in 1917 to maintain the rights and privileoes of these who use motor vehicles; to promote national legislation govern ing the use of such vehicles: to assist and encourage construction and maintenance of good roads, and to advocate a reasonable regard on the part of motorists tor the rights of others using the highway. In addition to pleasure trips in 1917 the Club was instrumental in having the Transcontinental Highway logged from the Saskatchewan boundary to Crow's Nest, via Lethbridge. This log has been published in several motor magazines, and will appear in the Canadian Blue Book for 1918. By co-operation with other clubs the Alberta Motor League was formed. This organization has been instrumental in securing legislation in which the Government has not only committed itself to earmark and spend every dollar of automobile license fees on good roads, but considerable further sums, and the Government is working in conjunction with the Rural Municipalities to the end of not only expending vastly larger sums on goad roads, but leading to greater efficiency and more economy in the expenditure of public funds allocated to highway construction and maintenance. The Lethbridge Auto Club is in a position to give this league great support as well as receive great benefits for itself. Fifty per cent, of the automobiles in Alberta are in the southern district, and it is thui possible for }h!s club to lead all others in membership (which also means representation in the league.) We should have the strongest club in the province, and it is up to every nuto owner in Lethbridge and district to see that this Is accomplished. Do not leave it to half a dozen to shoulder the burden because their benefits are no greater than yours. Let each and every man that drives an automobile take up this work because it is pleasant and profitable, as well as being a duty you owe this community. The fees for 1913 are $5.CO, which includes membership in Lethbridge Auto Club and Alberta Motor League, along with the league's badge with the club's name inserted. Yours faithfully. V. E. GREEN, President. J. RUSSELL OLIVER, Sec'y. Graham Motor Co. Receives Its Demonstrating Car-New Lines Feature ridtn* I imi>te|) ! K.Uli*�| i Sine 1 etipiert: 1 itlvf i !>i'� model Stmli'-,).T. Co.. lm> l eye it.- is ( :.it 1 mi|>:-, >sU>li'Ke along Inside res Milliliter. war economy h; with it, but. wll; >e tho cause of ti-J d domain! for ">�'. it is uiy onirjj *�'"* are displavl;; 'in'' says J. k. ' of the ilkervillo. Out. - to note that ' Rtvaie*! in � When a spring of an exhaust valve ; breaks and it is necessary to run the '; car to a repair shop, it may be well j to go about in this way: Remove the ; spring from the intake valve of the j same cylinder and put it off the exhaust valve, because it is possible to run the motor without a spring on the intake valve, as it then may be operated as a suction valve. achievements of some of the aeles and most experienced engineers ami production experts in the autoiiicH!  industry. These cars are new throughout, with improved motors, intermediate transmission, new axles, bodies, tops, windshields, radiators, iioods. fenders, etc. They are beautiful in design, thoroughly modern and mechanicallyTisht. Before finally approving these cars for production, experimen'i! models of each car were driven thousands of miles under the severest conditions, through the mountains ami coutv.ry roads of the United States and Canada. And finally, to make assuram--doubly sure, they were driven ior days and weeks over the Ciiieas � Speedway. Never were we totter m -isfied with the performance of an> cars in power, speed, enduraiu met: the i'.CUtv- ac'ita: tain e. i::::i.e ami |er- � :vice corporatiovA^jjin-res and munut'a Brers' are now tuaml: ftjhu; . in and dolus nw *-with -nail cars entire!; | Qno - public service .l^pqt-a- � n exhaustive tw; jWith .',-s of care, lias r:&ntly � hi of Stud.obake:.i' 'Jts '.j that Stutlebak--; e;s to operate ..it period than j To have more--money than one ran spend seems to he a situation that only a Rockefeller could approach, hut, the highways department of Alberta seems to' bo lit that position, especially In this part of Southern Alberta. It wns the case last your, and it threatens to be worse Oils year. There will he available this year j from tuxes and from the district's | share of tho automobile licenses, some-' where in the neighborhood of $200,000 for roads in district from Crow's Nest to Grassy Lake and south to the boundary. Of this amount about. JSii.ooo will be available from taxes from the districts not now organized Into municipalities, while the remainder will be the district's share of the $100,000 the j department expects to collect this year T cars andmajj,. an; other : ered I basin j prove tb '::s;' s- r>: :::-:i . ay 8: as � .\ t � censerns that hr.vi.-pro-representatives yrtth Uoalisters have fa:al,' it profitable inve;:aent.  side to make mor�calb> ; i larger territory I ^bv--ti; of the speed iMthe this means im:-�sed ;.siiUs. the salesman with . ais health" greatly ton-:lie outdoor travel. from automobile licenses To spend this $200,000 in order to get the right returns and spread the moimy over the districts contributing it is a problem, for more than T."> per cenj. of the expense in building the roads represents labor, and labor is a commodity that. Is hard to get these days. Inspector Ainswoith who is in charge of the road department in the large territory mentioned above is now busily engaged lining up his crews and his foremen, and he knows in advance! how hard.it will be to gel. men. In the summer of 191-1 it was possible to get a man and four-horse team for six or seven dollars a day; In fact the man who secured the'job considered himself lucky. It was a case then of getting the money, not the men. Now however most of these men are working from daylight, till dark in the great, campaign of production, and even at $10 a day Mr. Ainsworth is loath to coax a mini away from his farm to go lo work on tho roads. Still roads must bo built nitfl maintained lr Alberta in to get to the markets the results of Its production campaign. The result Ir that tho traelor Is likely to play a more Important part In road construction and maintenance ibis year than over before, and If this proves to bo the case a new era In road making in Alberta is at hand, l'or the tractor lias proven ils worth lu the middle western states. The large gas tractor witli the I win-grader, such us was demount rated lu the Warner district last your and also on the Nubia highway from Noblel'ord to the Cameron ranch, is due to rcvnlitlioplzu road building, liy means of this tractor grading outfit, ploughing and team graders can be done away with to n largo extent, and roads can be builtj much more rapidly. The graders tiro set one behind and a little, to one side of tho other, and given a good slant in the direction of the road, and the results obtained by teams and ploughs and graders are duplicated and even improved upon, with much greater speed than is possible with the horses. Generally tha ordinary-sized road-building crew can grade a mile a day. The Iractov outfit can grade i i!Lj lo miles a day and do it at less i than half tho cost. , I Such being the case, there Is a big argument in favor of the tractors and twin graders If Southern Alberta Is-to get the benefit, of die J'Jtm.nno road money which will be available this year. Hon. A. .). McLean, minister of public works is being urged to purchase an outfit for this district and give it a good trial this year. It is pointed: out that It will bo n g.ftmt. labor wiving device and thin i� tho Mlrongeat kind or argument In its favor al this lime. Tho LothbrldKo Automobile club Is lending Its Influence lu secure Hie purYhuxn of the new true tor ifud machinery bellevlflg that It. will result In bettor roads 111 thu dlti-trict, and at las! reports they worn sanguine of tho Hur:eesu of tholr efforts. ' There Is also a feeling that a couple of llghtci- Iracturs shoulil. be secured for digging u,o main trunk highways of the district. These with good road drags would do much to keep tlio highways In good condition, and would add greatly to Iho Joys of tlio motorist ns Nvell us keeping the highways lu condition for the heavy traffic of tho wheat hauling Hoason this fail, ^ HUN U-BOATS LED TO ADOPTION OF TRACTOR AS A WAR MACHINE Knglnnd led the way in the adoption of the farm tr.iT*ror as a war machine. Threatened by isolation from the food-producing countries of the western hemisphere by tho submarines, she look heroic measures to protect herself from famine. The minister of agriculture organized an army of farm tractors, placed headlights on them, and plowed dify mid night for weeks and weeks in the spring of the year. When tho harvest was gathered and England found she "had enough food lo withstand any blockade of submarines for another year credit was given to tho tractor as,the- most etfeeUvo weapon of warfare yet discovered. During 1913, 1916 and again in-1S17, more Studebaker cars were registered and operated in tin city of Detroit-the city which knows automobiles and the standing of manufacturers-than a:.;, other make of car selling over 1500. The lesson is obvious. Stadebaker factories at Detroit, South Bend, Chicago and Walkerville, occuply 1GS acres, contain 4,704,118 square feet of floor space, and represent an investment of over ?lf>.000,o0t>. Tip-Hare no "assembler's" profits in the prices of Studebaker automobiles, because they design aiw manufacture our parts in our own plants, saving our customers from twenty to thirty per cent. We commend these cars to the public and seek their patronage, in confidence that they be entirely pleased with their purchase, _ GRAHAM MOTOR COMPANY THE NEW SERIES 19 STUDEBAKER CARS in three models, embody Stydebaker long experience together with the latest and greatest achievements of some of the ablest and most experienced engineers and production experts in the automobile industry. These cats are new throughout, with improved motors, intermediate transmission, new axlHrbodies, tops, windshields, radiators, hoods, fenders, etc. They are beautiful in design, thoroughly modern and mechanically right. Before finally approving these cars for production, experimental models of each car were driven 30,000 miles untier the severest conditions, through the mountains and country roads of the United States and Canada, and finally over the Chicago-Speedway. Never were we better satisfied with the performance of any cars, in power, speed, endurance and riding comfort. To make assurance double sure, the experimental cars were run on the Chicago Speedway continuously unjil they negotiated 50,1)00 miles or more, about twice the distance around the earth. These cars are the masterpieces of the Studebaker organization. The new cars include thrse models, all entirely different and each with an individual appeal V>'e know these cars will give our customers maximum service and economy, with practically no expense, for repairs except from -^-ear and tear or In the case of accidents. The LIGHT-FOUR Pive-Passenger, shipping weight 2,400 lbs., wheelbasr, 112 inches, tir*? 32x3'^ inch, 35 H.P. motor, 3%x5 inch, hot spot manifold, intermediate transmission, improved semi-floating rear axle, Studebaker blue body finish, applied in twenty-four operations, French plaited upholstery, � ; The LIGHT-SIX Five-Passenger, shipping -weight 2,S00 lbs., wheelbase 119 inches tires ::.'x! inch, 50 H.P. motor, 3%x5 inch, hot spot, manifold, intermediate transmission, improved scnii-floa'-ing rear axle, either blue or maroon body finish, applied in twenty-four operations, French plait".-! upholstery. The BIG-SIX'. Seven-Passenger, shipping weight 3,000 lbs., wheelbase 12G inches, tires p. inch, 60 H.P. demountable head motor, 3%xo inch, hot spot manifold, intermediate transmission improved semi-floating rear axle, either chrome green or maroon body finish, applied in iv.en'y-four operations, French plaited upholstery. ;