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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 26, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta SATURDAY, MAY 20, 1917 THE LETMBRIDGE DAILY HERALD PAGE NINE Exhaust Echoes Garage Gossip NEWS OF THE AUTO WORLD With the Motorists of South Alberta AUTO WILL PAY FOR ITSELF IN TIE SAVED EACH DAY "An automobile owned by an alert and active man pays for Itanlf quickly," says W. J. Carter, Dort dls-trllnitor. ")Cnt)mntl))g' connervntlvnly, a half hour oach day in saved the typlcftl bUHlness man through the uhh of hid far. In the i'oiirsn oC a working year of'312 flnyn this means ir>0 hours, or about throo weekR of his working' time. It 1h not necessary to remind Mr. Busyperson that a lot can be done In three week*-. "f'MKUi'e out what your own time Is worth and you realize the Importance of a half hour saved. Hut so a little further. Conn/der the thing from the standpoint of public welfare. With 3,000,000 automobile* running in this country, an aggregate of 1,500,000 hours' time i�; thua (Aved caoh day. "Uascd upprt six dayR work of nine hours per day what does it amount to when you reduce this gross saving of time to actunl" money value? If the ownership of these 3,000,000 automobiles represented only an average Income of-$4 a day, bIx days a week, it amounts In currency to about $220,-000 a day. Bringing the argument back to a personal basis, put yourself In the average class and only concede that you Bave 22 cents worth of time each day through the use or your car. The nionoy that represents would buy 276 gallons sof gasoline at 25 cents." y ed and all returned at 11:30. Th* night wan dark and stormy but all re-portod of having a good tlm�. Sam Palmer rnndi! a business trip to 8we�t Grass Mont., for a few days iMt w�ek. Prank Wilds has been on the sick lfdt for the past few days. Mr. and Mrs. A. K. UciBrrm were St. Kilda visitors over Saturday iiIkIU. Mr. Rosooe has purchased a new Overland car. Rubber pads to be clamped to their soles have been invented to protect shoes when digging Hear Sub. Chasers Have Sunk Over 300 U-Boats The submarine chaser and its work miles to sink allied ships in American waters and then returned to its base without taking on supplies or refueling, and pointing out what that demonstration means as to the scopp of (3','vman submarine activities, the arti/lo says: "Notwithstanding Its obvious limitations and the assertion that the allies have devised means that will prove attenuate to cope with It, the submarine boat is probably the most formidable weapon we have to meet. Of larger construction than formerly with perfected machinery, ample supply space, more ease and comfort for the crew, and better able to say on station for long periods, the Ger-ninn submarine of today must certainly be able to operate long distances from its base, and can be met mofy igiv.cesjffully by the. small .chaser.. "When the periscope of one of these craft is twenty feet above the water the man in the conning room can sec a battle ship or other largo vessel six miles off in clear weather, hut to detect one of the little craft which are used for submarine chasing Is quite another matter. The periscope ic in constant vibration when the submarine is moving, and objects In its Hold are therefore often indistinct. Moreover*, the'submarine chaser lies low in the water, frequently being completely hidden in the trough of the sea and in rough weather it ia sometimes Impossible to distinguish its bow wave from a whitecap. In addition, to having the quality of low visibility, the chaser, with its draft of less than five feet, is immune from torpedo attack, since tiie torpedo has to be set to run at a depth of from seven to twelve feet, and its general ttniness, speed, and agility in mtiu-oeuvring make it a difficult target for the submarine's deck gnus which are shovt-calibred and therefore not suitable for fine shooting. These aro the chief reasons for the relative success with which the chasers have been used against submarines. Heavy Toll for Chasers "There is a story going the rounds among naval and shipping men that the allied chasers have accounted for more than 300 U-boats. Tho nunibpr of German submarines sunk or raptured, however, has been one of tho impenetrable mysteries of the war even since it became known that British ingenuity had devised means to cope with the submarine peril. 'Some-whore in England' the crews of captured U-boats are interned. As for the ones that were bombed or rammed, they are down on the sea floor which they had helped to strew with other ghastly relics, and the bones of dead men tell no tales. Of neither the living nor the dead does word come out of England; tn Germany thoy are.'missing' for tho duration of the war-a baffling silence that necessarily must have Its psychological effect on the whole porsonnel of the German submarine service, The British mosquito fleet, upon which has fallen the burden- of combating the submarine menace, comprises, it is pointed out, seaplanes, � converted trawlers,,. destroyers and many hundreds of typos of other small craft suitable for .submarine chasing service. "The United States," tho artlolo continues, "is adopting all of the British methods that our experts believe' practicable and sound. We are-oVon going a step further, tar, whereas tho British seem not to have developed any definite tactics, our anti-submarine work is based upon a systematic co-operation, a squadron of twelvo chasers being the tactical unit. Not only is the navy undergoing practice in the work, using,such, officers and men as can be spared and such small craft as are available,-but tho civilian yachting and power boat associations have organized numerous squadrons, and manoeuvres are being held under direction of the navy, Destroyers Hard to Hit "The patrol squadrons work Jn. con-Junction', with airplanes and harbor stations. Each pat/rol has a, definite rone of operations.  When a hostile ubm&rlne is detected the patrol boats spread out and,sweep the zone; with the position of the U-boat locatod, a cordon is formed around it and when the submarine rises it is covered by the guns of the destroyers and other craft. On many occasions, of course, it is not possible to use nets. The destroyers are the dreadnoughts of the Efnti-aubTnarlne defense, and though vulnerable,to the lor'pedo are never-! thelesn difficult targets for it, on ac-j count of their great, speed. Those of! the latest typo have been constructed i with stiffened bows for ramming. One j of the most recent developments of; destroyer tactics is the use, of the! smoko screen, originally designed to \ conceal the movement of a following fleet, hut now used also to befog the hostile submarine. "Large numbers of trained men will be needed to man the enormous fleet jot submarine" chasers required to guard our coast, if indeed it is to be ! protected at all points. But even | with thousands .of men available for tills service, and" witlul)umerous shore stations, where the boats' can be re-I fitted and the men relieved, it will be I necessary for the crews to serve ten 1 days to two weeks continuously. Ten i days on board a small boat In the j open sea, out of the sight of land ] most of the time, and on station in j fair weather and foul, means no small I hardship, and hazard to the men engaged in this service. In' fact, it is this factor which largely controls the slue and design of the submarine chasers," The article concludes with an argument in favor of submarine chaHors of a minimum length of 100 feet, craft which can keep the sea in almost any kind of weather for at least ten days. The tremendous business In motor i vehicle war supplies during the la�t two or three years liaR marked the' passing �f the much discussed middle-; man. according to a recent statement! made by Kdward S. Jordan, head of i the Jordan Motor Car company, of I ! Cleveland. Jordan In among those j manufacturers who have regarded tlio j middleman m more or less of an un-j necessary expense and who have urg- i ed the selling of wnr material by the mjnufflcturcr nirect to the purchas- ! iug government. I "The United Stales government, > in purchasing automobiles for officers j to ride in and trucks to carry sup-, plies, is wisely following an entirely ] | different method than the one em-. I ployed by the allies whan they sent their representatives here two or; three years ago," says Jordan. ! ""Only one or two manufacturers i were far-sighted enough to protect; the foreign government against pay-! fng the middleman tremendous com-; missions for negotiating these sales. The result was that in too many in-: stances the middleman grew rich by taking undue -advantage of the re-' quirements of the buying govern-' ment. Moreover, he was generally so ; greedy to further his own gains that the quality of his purchases were sometimes a matter of second consideration. "Today, however, the experience of the last two years has taught the manufacturers the advantage of doing business direct with the government, to the exclusion of unnecessary middlemen and individuals who claim to have Influence at headquarters. "From now on the majority of sales will be made by the manufacturer direct to the government, with a fair profit for the manufacturer. The big commission for the middleman will be practically eliminated. By this method there Is not only a great saving for the government itself, but the people as a whole will profit accordingly. "Government expenditures are bound to be covered by bonding or taxing measures. Consequently,1  any 1 material decrease in those expenditures will accrue to the benefit of the taxpayers. The middleman, being as a rule an unnecessary expense, should be eliminated." Read This AND PLEA8E DON'T FORGET WE ARE AT YOUR SERVICE. (TO PLEASE, THANK YOU.) Your Tires We have a man to lint up your wh��li and place on new tires without extra cost to you. And for selection we have Dominions, Diamonds, Gooclyears, Dunlops, Maltese Cross in any size. Heavy Chains ANY SIZE YOU WANT AND PRICES RIGHT. BAALIM MOTOR CO. BACK OF UNION BANK .. HARRY HOLM AN, Mgr. HAD SOME VIEWPOINT. Creditor-You couldn't ride around I in your fine automobile if you paid ! your debts. j Owens-That's so! I'm glad you look at it In the same light as 1 do. Have You Seen It 9 If you haven't-look In the first opportunity you may have-and you will not be sorry- , "The prettiest place ever opened In Alberta- for the use of motor ears." That's what we have been told time and again-* but you decide for yourself. / We believe we-can -�erve;you-to>,youT entire satisfaction-will you afford us the- privt)toe7 Commencing next week-we wflfhave our doore � open Night and Day. ST. KILDA NEWS (From Our Own Correspondent) St. Kilda, May 24.-Mrs. J. A. Gilder and son. A. J. Glider, have returned , to their farm from Englevale. N.D.,; where they have been visiting relations. John McTaggart has purchased another new car for his business. A large crowd of merry young folks met at tho home of Mrs. Robert Fairbanks on May 20 for the purpose of .hiviareeing A. McLachlan.--" At 9 o'clock there was a wagon load start- _ , _ an't OVerWorKi Her No one has yet prged a Gray-Dort to her limit. No one^lias yet found a hill to �op her. No one has found mud ox, sand deep enough to make her balk. No one has dared to use all1 her/ speed on the level. Frankly, we do not know how much she / will do. We have not yet found a test she^will not overcome. / / Reasons for Studebaker Supremacy In Canada Studebaker is the foremost MafJe-irwCanada automobile because Studebaker cars stand up and give the service on Canadian roads. The Series 18 Studebakers are even better than the ^ Scries 17. They are maintaining the leadership the Scries 17 established throughout the Dominion. They embody ninety distinct improvements in mechanical construction, convenience and comfort over the Series 17. � , , They offer all the improvements, all the refinements suggested by four years' close' study of the performance of 300,000 Studebaker cars in every part of the world. In them the many Economies made possible *by vast resources, the savings obtained thro��h the development of steadily improved manufacturing methods-and the installation of the latest and best labor saving machinery are turned to your advantage. That is why Studebaker cars are most economical to buy. They are economical tp operate because Studebaker, qJMitjr reduces "up-keep" to its lowest possible V fiterms:rj,i:Antfj they are economical to drive because of 'gjeitj.EMgJihc. economy in ratio to power, because of >at'':fffe%economy in ratio to weight and carrying ��?gr*i . . Rapacity ; '\*L*'t ustgiy(e you a Studebaker demonstration today. 40 H.-P. FOUR . . . . .."$1375; 50 H.-P. SIX . . . . . . $1685 F. O. B. Walkerville The Studebaker Garage 322 Sixth Street, Opposite* Herald. " J. T. Graham. Prop. v LethbrldgcyAlfttrta Here is Why She'll Go Anywhere, When and How. You Want MOTOR-Gr*y*D*rl, 4 cylinder, east en bloc, L-head type, bote 3U in.. itMMW 5 in., epeed 2,000 r.p.m., horse-power 28. Cast Iron roaaoveble heads. Tinting gears- east iron helical. Cat Mr Carbureter. Therm o-�yph on cooling1, 3 gallon tup* ami Ana radiator. 4 quart oil pump and splash lubrication, Westin#bquac twe unit starting and lighting system. Connecticut battery ignition, 12 inch cone dutch with  compensating springs. Three speed and rcyeisa 'selective transmission, with doublet row New Departure bearing*. Universal joint. Caroline tank under cewl. | basse heavy duty front axle. % floating; rser aft!a, with forked tube torsion and axle. ?m Heating mar ejus, wubwud tube torsion and Hyatt High Duty hauntf*. 19 lnoh internal upending nd a*kernel contracting htakaa. Pressed iteel frame. Springs-front 37 in. elHpnt, Tttr Ml In. full cantilever, nd drive. It i*. irreiroreibje verm sad net type : wheel. Cent** fear shift laVer. Ejnergency right pedal. t iiatfiee brake, dutch peels). Accef-Sperk and tfcsatlle coeVtral op steering wheel. Left-hand drive. It i*. irreirareibje worm and net type steering- wheal. _ m Centra, fear shift I aver. Emergency brake, rig," orator. 3, . . - r _______ _____ Artillery type wood wheals. - Detroit demountable rime. 50 k 3W Dasniiuogk tirea.,( NaWby Tread rear. Ws�tins-bouse electric lia>tan|V ,Li�a|#nm swvatwd running board. Lock ignition switch. :� Ditmiiht. ammeter, roberail. feoUeil. ctssr-vieiftn windalrtald, , one-man top, tools, equipment complete^. ,T /. 5 paatenger touring model,.$910 3 passenger roadster model, $910 GRAY-DORT MOTORS, LTD. CHATHAM, ONT. In the TJnited 8tates Dort Motor Co.,. Flint, Mtcb. Everything You Could Ask of Any Car Just as no one hasyet oymvorked^her, so, too,) / /1 no other caf, at any price, offers moto^�^iTeaB.en^ ^ tials she does not possess. She^�^lns^yaai^ anywhere, as fast as you please, i'n^oamfortiV/ economically. What more-coulia>y^n^ -'\ She is beautiful in appearance,!-v^Kh -smooth^ lines and permanently handsomeRna^h>^the>same^ beauty that has made Graybuggies;^amous; Right through her runs- Grayrquality^too. Reliable in every part and accessory -body, frame and motor, from Westinghouse ^starting and lighting-to tires and tools1. "The Quality Goes Clear Through'' Ad 86 ;