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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 26, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta SATURDAY, MAY 20, 1917 THE LETTinMDGK DAILY HERALD PAGE SEVEN Exhaust Echoes Garage Gossip NEWS OF THE AUTO With the Motorists of South Alberta Crow's Nest Pass Automobile Club Formed Mid Enthusiasm ninlrmoro. May 26.--At n largely nt-tnnded meeting;.. St ;.utitrmi>el in touch with similar organizations at IjOtbhridRo, Maeleod and other points, with a view] fo co-operation towards drawing tlm' attention of the government to tho| very urgent need of a better national > highway through the Crow's Nest i Pass-the only' route through the [ Rockies. Etieiine PlanrhP, who designed the Petigot. engine (tlie fastest engine in tlie world) and now is chief engineer of the builders of Clray-Dort cars, says It. will be a hard task to get the public to say "engine" instead of "motor." Tint the sbeicty of automobile engineers has isBued an edict declaring be drawn somewhere, and |i has been decided to leave the term 'motor' to the electric Held and to apply 'en^ini;' to the power plant of the car." Very often a top Is ruined by folding it while wet or damp. It should be allowed to remain open until quite dry. Do not use gasoline for removing spots or grease. Gasoline tends to dissolve the rubber in the fabric nnd causes It to blister. I'se a good t-oup and warm water for washing tlio top. U the screws that hold the small brans brackets to the vibrator box become, worn so that they do not hold, do not use longer screws. Longer screws may injure the windings of the coil and spoil the vibrator. Holler put a metal band rlrnr around the box and attach to dash with small bolts. Hold your hand over the breathing tube occasionally while engine is running to see if air is passing out. If breathing tube gets clogged it. puts ti back pressure on pistons that pulls down the power of lho motor. An efficient cartridge lock for Fords is set in the floor of the car nnd serves as a magneto circuit breaker, pressure on the foot lever automatically shutting off I lie engine and stopping the car. A serial key is used to unlock the car. making it. unnoces- j sary to use the regular coil switch I key. The contraption costs SO cents. ' A sfiueak is one of the most annoying and most elusive troubles to which a car ifc subject. Usually it is located ii the springs, and so they must, be, oiled, .lack up the frame, taking the load off the springs. Pry the leaves upail and apply graphite grease by moans of a knife or thin slick, as most of the squeaks come at the tijis of the springs. This treatment usually stops the noise. chain. When the jack is in pliice under the axle, hauling on tlio chain elevates the car. Pulling the other way lots the car down, and when tlio jack is no longer needed it can be drawn out from under the automobile, again bv the chain. The jack has a strong When a tire receives an injury extending through all the plies of fabric, the repair must, be In the form of a! of an automobile and that it should Hcclion. | he called "engine." "Literally." said Two methods are commonly used, Mr. Planchc, "a motor is merely a the outside and the Inside, of which j means of transforming a certain type ttic outside is the more efficient, i of potential energy Into power of the There are three points in a tire whore ! desired character; but. a llni; must hi rain and flexing action are most ' proniine.nl. the centre line of the tread surface, and the edges of the tread above the heads. To obtain the necessary strength, plies or steps of fabric should not be endod at these points. First, bur; tlio inside of tlio tire for a distance of live indies on each side of the break, t'lit through the tread i four iuclieR beyond the injury on one j side nnd skin it back to a point the name distance, from the other side. Lay th�! tread hack so thai it will not interfere will) the work. Remove the side wall on the injury side for same distance. Remove one dialing or onable rate they were facing ruin. I In reply to the Minister's explima-; steps to restrict the price to the. con-"On the other hand," said Kir | tion. Mr. FrancLs Mcl'ria. member j .sinner of the necessaries of life. Thomas, "the paper manufactures | for Kherhrookc. said; "T'ue price of | "The people cried for bread and hp. owing to the closing of outside sour- | newsprint lias dcTcased in ten year:-. : gave them an evening paper. The ccb of supplies had a virtual monopoly and they had been making very large profits. . . . The case of the publishers was an exceptional one, owing to the quant-public character of the newspapers. It was important to the whole country at the pres- that the term "motor" 1ms been or- j ent time, that the newspapers should roneously applied to the power plant '* .......'~ not. be ruined because of an advance in prices quite out of relation to the advance in operating costs. from ten cent:; to two cents while the manufacturer was paying thiee limes as niwdi for raw material nnd rwice as much lor libor. "Tim price fixed bv I he (ioveninicnt of :!'> cents ti pound was cr.uMng ;i loss ni a cent, a pound to the manufacturers. To manufacture a ton of paper now costs $7", while the Government restricted the selling price to $.".e. The Minister of Irinancn had taken ici pound, \ newspaper men came down and told the Minister they would knock the block off him If he did not get. them cheaper paper. "The publishers would suffer for their action. They had discovered and prevented the establishment of new mills, which would have in a short time given them cheap paper fur many years. The Americans started out to fix the price and stopped." SCIENTIFIC NOT�S The dial of a now French clock is perforated and behind Ii arc numbered disks for both U-hour and labour time. cither of which can be turned to show the numerals through the openings. A light draft boat tlint a Frenchman has Invented consists of two the't cigar shaped floats supporting a frame j on which a man sits and drives it bead strip 'with pedals geared to an aerial pro- lielow the injury, starling a half inch A peller. cap, affording good support to the; Inside the limits of the section axle and a broad base to avoid up-; second ply is then removed, starting setting. These jacks for touring cars,! three-quarters ol an inch above the witli a lifting capacity of one ton. I first ply on the reverse side and run-come in eight, ten and twelve-inch 1 "i"K inch inside the first play on sizes AVhen raised the heights are i both ends. Then bevel out the re-respeclivelv twelve and a half, fifteen j malnliiK plies around the injury, and mid thrne-'pighth and eighteen and a 1! thoroughly roughen all surfaces to be half inches. An auxiliary step on the eight and ten-Inch sizes adds two Indies greater height. The price of all three Is the same. Ju.OO. repaired. The job is now ready for cementing and building THE NEWSPRINT SCANDAL. (Financial Times.) In defence of his newsprint price restriction, Sir Thomas White said that the newspaper publishers of the whole Dominion had waited upon him and had shown him that if they could not got their paper at a more reas- RECRUITING CANADIAN ENGINEERS AND DIVISIONAL SIGNAL COMPANY A device on Ib.e market lo spread the leaves snvos the trouble of jacking up the wheels. Although this makes tho process easier, it acts on the. screw and wedge principle, and separates Die leaves as far as may be necessary. Of course, the spring clips holding the ends of the leaves logether must ho'removed. On some springs n piece of metal is folded round two leaves while. It is rod hot. This makes it difficult .to put oil between them. Quartermaster Sergeant K. Rebbing-ton of the Engineers, is again In town and in companv with Sergeant T. H. Stephens (who has only recently arrived from France i w^ll commence active recruiting work in the towns along the CP.It. line from Macleod i to Coleman. This branch of the service specially appeals to active and capable young men and as all commissions are given from tlio ranks, this rule hnving been In effect from the first of the year. It should prove to be a great Inducement for an intelligent young man to join up with the ranks of the corps. Twenty-one men have Higned up with the Kngineors during the last few weeks, and several others have signified their Intention of .signing up with this popular unit. Quartermaster Sergeant Bobbingtnn has seen seventeen years service with the Royal Kngineers, England, and all men who are thinking of enlisting are invited to call on him at room 27. Victoria Mansions, where full information respecting the work of the Engineers will be given. A number of disunion riders are ] wanted for the Divisional Signal company, Including motor cyclists, bicyclists, etc. Tliis unit is a mounted one, is attached to divisional headquarters and is regarded as one of the finest units In the Canadian army. Men who will join up for tlio "greatest" of all work of consorving Canada'h fighting blood can apply to Retruiting Office, 7 Victoria Mansions, I.etlibridge. DUNLOP TIRES A Great Response! A useful trick is to place the graphite grease in an oil can and set it over a hot flame. When melted the greaso is squirted in between 1 tlie loaves, especially the part dose to the holts that hold them to the, axle. As squeaks frequently come from this part this is especially recommended. It puts grapMte greaso Into places which it could not roach otherwise. Watch "DunlopTires" in the emergency. There's a wealth of security in that re-sponse to the brake. SPECIAL" - "TRACTION "IBB But squeaks do not always come from the springs. After spending enough time on them, lake an oil gun and squirt oil wherever two metal surfaces come together. Hood and radiator, or dash, fenders, running board brackets or anywhere else. Squirt it with plenty of force and you will probably stop it. A novel combination of car lock nnd tilting steering wheel is offered in a device which provides for splitting tho wheel In tho middle at the pressure of a button, tlio half toward the driver dropping down agnlnst an attachment on the stooring column. Hero locking devices engage cadi other, and a Yale lock fusions tho wheel against the post making it impossible to drivo the car and at tho samo time gotllng (lie wheel out of tho drivor's way. It can lie installed on any niako of machine. Where Right Made Might Carbon troublos are more and more-froquent, duo possibly to Inferior quality gasoline.To deal with such conditions, carbon removei'b have � conic on tho market. Ono such of which wo havo heard good reports, hi a tablet, smelling liko camphor, but of which It Is said no acid, either, alcohol, camphor or any othor ingredients likely to injure a motor outers Into Its composition. It is stated that, six tablets used Willi thirty gallons of gasoline will dlssolvo tho hardest carbon and it will then lie blown out, of tho exhaust. A doxon tabids cost ii!) conts. Getting in underneath the car with a jack wlion uso of audi an appliance. 1h necessary, Is often accompanied by gotllng the hands and clothing grouse and dirt Btulnod. Furthermore, tome jack liandlou are llkoly to Hy up, baling the car down with a bang and perhaps causing Injury lo flio motorist. A now typo la operated by a Light Four $975 Subject to chnnn without notice Overland success is so eclipsing that or.s might take it as a matter of course. But make it have a personal, application to you,, -because the cost of any car is too much money to be carelessly spent. There need be no confusion in selecting1 the sound value at the same price-male, comparisons and see if Willys-Overland docs not spell the answer with mathc-'mr.tical correctness. Do not miss the significance of the overwhelming production that makes it possible for us to give better cars at lovicr prices. More than 400,000 owners'have been guided to Willys-Overland by their desire for beauty, comfort and luxury in addition to utility. D. S. Williamson Co. 320 Ninth.Street South Lethbridgo, Alberta Due to its gigantic facilities the Willys-� Overland industry effects millions in economics; has never'found it necessary to skimp or rob a car of value in order to compete; but is able to give surplus value throughout the entire car (or far less money. Might may not make right, but right has made Overland might. The Overland Light Four from the standpoint of mechanical excellence, easy riding comfort, roominess and beauty is incomparably a better car than can be hud in any other make at. anything like so low a price. Come in and see the Willys-Overland Motor Cars-the Light Four and the most comprehensive line of cars ever built by any one producer- Phone 1548 It is Easy and Natural For all manufacturers to claim the superiority of their product, but the claims that count are those upheld by actual accomplishments and verified by official records and in this way is established the supremacy of the Good Old Excelsior. v . . The New Excelsior (Cushion Sprocket Ts unquestionably the greatest improvement ever made in motorcycle power transmission.-The Excelsior frame was the first and remains the only American motorcycle frame built of seamless steel tubing; and nicklc steel drop forcings throughout. ;( MORT PRIEST, Agent 511 Sixth Street South A sensible test T Zy^HAT do you demand from a motor car? yy How would you test a car-for ease of control, for motor agility, for economy, for general soundness of construction. - - *�, \ Wouldn't a hard run through city traffic put the car to a sensible test ? The many stops, the slowing down, the jumping from low to high speed. That tries a motor. Tries it for flexibility, gives it a real fuel test. Here then is a sane test of the Chalmers. It's official from the American Automobile Association. A Chalmers 7-passenger taken from stock ran for 24 hours on high gear through Chicago's dense traffic. . The engine never stopped. Four passengers were carried. The driver was an amateur. A total mileage of586.8 was piled up, breaking every previous test by 228 wiles. I This gives some idea of the amazing flexibility of the car. Its perfect cooling. Its ease of control. But note. This run wps made on 14 miles to the gallon of gasoline.~k There is a surprise awaiting you when you step in behind tho wheel of this smart car. Come in and put this Chalmett to the test. Chalmers 6-passenger - H6SS Chalmers Roadster - S16S5 Chalmers Sudan Chalmers 7-passenger Chaimers Cabriokl - $2665 $1770 $1995 CHALMERS MOTOR CO. OF CANADA, LIMITED, WALKERVILLE D. S. Williamson Co. 320 9th St. South, Lethbridge, Alberta Phone 1546 ic Over 10 miles lo the Imperial Cation 1 1 01823301 ;