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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 16, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta r SATtfRDAV, 6CTOBER 16, 1920 THE LETHBRIDQE? DAILY HEUALIJ PAGE SEVEN- Exhaust Echoes Garage Gossip! NEWS OF THE: AUTO WORLD With the Motorists of South Alberta Lubrication, of Springs Far Than Owners Think Experts Say Proper" careTof __ _. motor1 car noi cnly reduces the deteri- oration of the motor and its chasls as well its tbe.body, but also adds mater- ially tor the 'mileage of the tires. S-irlngs have a two-fold function on Why does the motorist- never oil his tires? Road wear, chaftlng and conttaot flexing would seem to de- mand oiling. Automobile bearings and all working parts of a'car are oiled against friction. Why no oil tor a tire. j The fabric carcass of the tire Is much like the human body. For one ot tt'thing It self-lubricating during "its a motor vehicle for'passengers. The ,_rt ,haru, first Is Its riding qualities aad, 018kb it- a comfortable Tho breaker strip is Its back- bone. Plies of-'fabric are the ribs, and the rubber between them, like muscles, holds all c parts" together. The fabric carcass gives 'strength gum Is the lubrl. ance fpr those who ride in- it; the second1 is 'to- absorb a major part' of the'road.shockVafid.thus present the rackipf of the ear's parts..- 'i When -one 'wheel of the car strikes an or sinks into a depres- tires nre.Qrst to "get; the Then It passes on to tad wheels and'ailes and Is transmit- ted. Through springs to.the nropiBrta'nd'i'ts.'pbcupants..-; When the are not; functioning thi9 afibck must.be taken up entirely by.thiTtiro.5 and" the resultant rebound ns fll'cp'urso that means an tin- clutyjdeBtiuctivVstraln' on the tires. LSib'rf 'springs. Is 'far more Important than most car.owners seem. to 'Th'e regularly Like the human body the tire may Most of Engine and Body Trouble Due to Careless Lubrications- much better an after having "the B thoroughly lubricated. .A bBforehand has rt-sfstered SPARK ADVANCED AND I lift! KETARDED BY A GOVERNOR any advantage over the! ordinary, manual control ID the auto-j niatlb'fqrm of ignition, in which the (By Willis H. Stewart, Jr.) The best way'to locate any iuarkU Advanced and retarded by cal (rouble Is to, begin at one end meaniii'of a governor ireau'enUy> asked. "iVriave heart is a query who have arrangement on their care say'they do npl have to change control (ever after the en- gine-is once continues this "Is there real advan- tage'Jo'-this particular af the Ignition jjystem and make a Eeriest ot tests in regular order. Be- gin first .with the'spark plugs under suspicion. Moisture on .the exposed part, c! the porcelain' ij 111 often cause the en- gine to misfire, bit this trouble on a wet day may'.be, obviated by greasing tho porcelain .wllh vasollue, Includ- every.bump in the road In no uncer- the engine, says an authority. Gener-i collecting between the points and system are tafartway appears to be floating along ally speakinE, the spark lever should hooting of Vhe porcelain; points out 'ault after the'sprlng leaves have had a fall j be. advanced in proportion to the i adjustment.or 'burned iway. Ordln-j'Pfc0' Dut nf nnri Vnt I RnriVil W (Tlft AnErinB. and ihia antrt. irill- iWart nTnc pin chrmlrt >1A flrt-1 fiUSge. tho surface of this foreign matter' in- stead of going through its regular channels. The remedy la to wipe off the -Bur- lace. The presence or moisture may be explained by the feet that It Is drawn in wtlii the air through the radiator or may condense on the sm- race on a damp day. The grease often collects from the oil spray Xhrotvn out by the engine. Tbo Ignition system Is a delicate assemblage and roust be constantly watched. Little attentions like these will give a smooth runnin and save expensive repairs. Remember that the setting of the spark plug points I; 'an Important veflooked, with tta re- parls of the electrical when they '.'are Do riot giiess at' the form the habit of using a life. only do the ttqufeaks disappear, which Is comforting to the cars butthewrola IpolTgobi -to be lighter and Cull pt "shot" Its- greatest enemy Is j underlnflitlou. cause's so much chafing that the-carcass, in spite ot It's enormous strength, unabta .eventually to bear broken, and torn. eupply of graphite and grease. Not I speeii. W tie engine, and this auto- It out on your car and see what -treatment ll oui.on your car an, see WUM. bending, flexing and 'remondous improvement It makes, In the fabric tire the is con- strnctet! of interwoven strands of cot- ton. Fabric Is'bullt.jup .layer upon layer, each thoroughly Impregnated with rubber. The number of these piles, each of. which is cushioned, de- pends upon tho'size of the .casing. The effects of full and complete lubrication are many. Tires seem. to do letter service. The car rides bet- ter. You can be eure you are Ing to lengthen the life of the pieco of machinery you hnve bought. ill In all, there is nothing that makes a car stand uu and per- form like careful and consistent at- tention .to lubrication. You can be BU re. of getting maximum service-out pt a car that hasn't been neglected. if you do neglect it, you can be Just will undoubtedly bo a great help to the average driver. ,-Th'ese "iutoraatic Ignition arrange- ments, nearly always ED designed ihatvtheir control may bo partially regulated' by the driver. They are coming into more general use every yeif arid it is probable that the auto- matic; spark control will continue'to grow In, the favor of motor car owners and drivers.; )rdln-i arlly'Uns spark plug gip should be ad- justed to .aboiit. the thickness of an old depending upon thej, TIP ON WASHINQ THE CAR. Ignition system; carburetor adjustment and design AGE JOSI LI PEOPLE Need Paint and Powder Freshen Their Ap- pearance to 'W'-iA, i i iJ M'ii'are the .carcasses that they are able SqTCcaf6wncf3 Insert, a.cold chisel to stand WowB that mount well UD 7 i t lu suinu IHUWB and then ton5 oil Others run'an oil can leaves, Bqulrt- Ing rocking the car his tire he is keep Ing-the Inventive genius has come to the rejcae who apprecl- ates" of "keeping tho springs of hisj.car, Inbricated.i, Cleve- land tomahawk devices'which are forced hatchet-wise between leaves. The sav- ing of time over toe cold chiaal meth- od Is aalf.to.bb for lubrlcatuig the springs has" tiro advantages. -It supplies what oil the springs require automatically, of a felt strip which holds the ?oll until the springs pull, capillary, it has p coyer -rail; the car-is.oa the1 nwk VIK the beads'anchor, the carctiss to the rim, and the breaker strip.Vfill break the blows: The.side .wall of an-automobile eas- ing Is iTot-simply an advertising bill- board'for the is its nse. to specify size and type of Though Iticarries practically all on the much more Important in life. Like the skin on the its duty is to. protect the .carcass underneath. age. rim arid" as ft. bulwark m'nA the phS that, grit are. the sworn foes curelv fastening the edges'of the tread. AUTO The automobile..will not or mud rubbed enduro the grits of dust and Into, it by the .water from a, hose, to which'. It Is often stibjectcd. USD water between JO and 50 degrees, with a soft, It la best to castile. kind 'of'soap unless it be pure AMERICAN TRADE WITH CHINA AUTOMOBILE iiwi: LIVE" AND .DEAD STORAGE accommodation rates and location Will Interest car owners In North ;Lethbrldgt. night t'ervlce. Cftt North Lcthbridgc E. J. ,0'SUIIIvan, 372 13trt St. N. The officfal'''magnEti3 :-.tlon of the l.-H.'C. IS RAPIDLY. Mall.) Indication of American trado with China Is "growing is to be' gathered-from a .'semi-anriua! report of declared exports, from-Shanghai to America in the first'half'of this year, Issued-by the' American consulate here. The tola! value of exports. In the six months was. 143.985.858 in- crease of over, tlifl same period, last ye'arr-.Swift. changes In proper If they are neglect- furor this feature, they not only pile up expense upon themselven; they help to djvmage the reputation of the, car. they have bought. K.fe a delicate matter for the auto- mobile "dealer-to have to tell the owner that he isn't doing.hls; share. A lot of mbtpr car_bwnerB think the dealer is lierely trying to pass tho buck'. But those who hsje had service statlon.ex-. perience are'only too familiar with the neglect ofvessentlals shown by owners of cars. They have seen cases of. cars that along with the wads of the owner that .the car is a "lemon." Attention Pays I Looking after his car ought to be a sort of pleasure to the autpmobilist He ought to be able to spare n little' time'ln each week to do the outstand- ing, necessary thingb. If he doesn't more .of -the.money he has .invested than the bf.Jiis V amounts to, he must be a reek- lesa sort of- person. All this is not so much intended for the man who has a chauffeur or the man who keeps his car in a where they right along. But this' type owe it to them- 'a fraction of selves to make sure .that.the essen.- tlals are being it easy for a hired driver or n garage .man' to neglect things for a day iiiitll finally thViime runs into a woet SOAP, SEALS GASPIPE LEAKS Ordinary bo used very ef- fectively, in stopping leaky Joints In the gasoline system. Frequently gaad- out aronnd the filler cap, the This ta'jvery ojjjectlonable In view of the fact r that-today tanks placed on the reai; of the. car anil the spreading gas collects dust and impairs the Jin- jsti. .A coating of soap on the gasket and thread will prevent leakage, even though th'e tank IS full. When joints In'Uie "and aroun'l tho caf- develop8 leaks, a coating of After the spark plugs, .wiring and terminal con- nccjions, sure that, all wires are tight and that the insulation Is not worn'' oft at'J'ny place, thus caus- ing shpri circuits. Next, open a dis- tributer case and see if there Is any dirt or carbon dust. If Uhe trouble is there it'can-bp eliminated 'by .wlp; ing with'. a clean rag. Dut if It Is yet undiscovered, ;p'erhsps the misfiring Is caused by, the contact points being ptltcti. These should be cleaned and adjusted to iuslructlons'oti.ibe manufacturer. Also make sure that the tappet spring has not weakened Oi been broken. Re- niembei- that, this spring .Is under a constant strain pud It will bear watch- ing greaso on the surface of the distributer housing will some- becauso scan wilKueually prove effective. times cause serious ths tension, current skips However little the motor louriet passing through Oetrolt may know of of thai municipality's ordinances latlng traffic, he- cannot plead ance of roadLinles because the pa've-_. ments of the city's boulevards 'are. conspicuously painted with large ad- monitory signs which the motorists cannot help but read. In this way-, the visiting motorist as well as the..-_.'; hoae-grown variety, has no for careless driving. i. These signs, brief and to the aro painted on the pavement In huge" __......._ o__D___ _ letters which cannot escape the' 'f- in the the pilot. "Don't IS th'e ing washed, the direct rays: ot the I warning which greets the driver as" sun striking on wafer causei heating, he turns onto a slratfehtway etretcb which tends to dull the finish'. In the and begins to "step on per." same way the hood should never be Another warning to "Control Yotii washed when it is hot, as Car" greets the driver as he nearf dangerous railroad crossing. Besides these word warnings are broad white and bridge ,pproiches to discourage the driving tsndency to cut corners The car should never be washed In direct tunllght.- If, the pperat'Iqiivis not ca'rried out in tlio garage the ye- VALVE STEM GUIDE BUSHINGS and couseijuentlv aod'oil leakage 7 In engines not fitted with special valve stem guide bushings lexceielve wear of the guide i vclve stem sldeplay may be prevented ream IBS the guide and fitting a bronze buthing Ths bushing may be; obtained .already machined from any supply honee in lilting the valve should centre on the tappet, otherwise b.o thrust against tho bushing and H across wear.eccentrically. BEWARE SAND BLISTERS A smalKcut, especially in tho tread o" tire, may permit the entrance of saiid, .which will work into a pocket between the tread and- rab'rlc. -Such a sand blister soon wears through and 'makes n eerions tire injury, the cure of be vulcanization. To forestall'this, all all small cuts Witt gum, f or'more, and the car actually begins to Buffer. The 'majority o'. motorists attempt to look after their, cars for them- selves.' Most of them do not appre- ciate for a moment just how much lubrication amounts to. PRIDE OF FAMILY CAUSED REFUSE AID SHE NEEDS Good News of Two Good Cars Exerting to the utmost Its enormous the new ind powerful manufacturing organization which produces Maxwell and Chalmers announces and eliaif leant reduction in price, as f pllowit Maxwell to take care of .herself, but fllleS with the prljo of a values lii the past year and the fluctu-. grand old race, Miss Polls Bnico of atlons tof'the rate of exchange aro Onnand Cottage, West London, was shown by the silk. In today taken to Victoria hospital ser- the. first six months of 1919, iously 111. Miss Bruce, who lived pounds of raw silk valued at alone, is a daughter of the late Gen- CIS wiro shipped from Shanghai. In eral died in this city some slx'months period I years ago. He was a'veteran of the the quantity ofieHWsblpped dropped, Crimean War. She had, crossed over ar (Formerly J1495) Roadster (Formerly 1495) (Formerly 2405) Sedan (Formerly Truck Chassis (formerly Now 1S97.50 with .seat and coni Chalmers Now Now 133S-' Now 2205 Now 2MO to i bijl fhe value I mounted to, Albumens, lice's afid 'embroideries, goat skins, and I pongees and prin- clpal items AVhen two'horses on a Virginia farm ran away and overturned 18 beehives they fell and were stung to death. Big Money for You In Auto and Tractor Repairing Kaeyi to'learn by our elmplo methods and competent.' instructors. Big pay when yon graduate. Jiany good paying Jobs wailing will give you tho moat thor- ough course In Auto and.Tractor Repairing, Welding, etc. Money, back at end of first week if you are not this Is the best school. FOR FULL INFORMATION'TODAV MOTOR Bldj. SCHOOL, LTD. CALGARY her'bed, the swards of her father and. her'grandfather, and held in proud; and reverent possession the scarlet' tunic which her father had worn at of Sebastopoi. Miss Bruce, In addition to being the daughter of a. General, was tho grand-daughter of. a noted naval olllcgr who had fought with Nelson at the battle of St, Vin- cent. So long as she was. sneak she refused aid from her neigh- bors. '39 YEARS WITH PAPER TORONTO, Oct. P., Morso, treasurer of tho Globe, 'luis resigned after having been connected wllh, tho Globe for more than 33 years. He wae given a silver table set by the dirjec: tors and staff of the paper yester.'ay. Renewing Your Tire Treads We in retread- Idii-' of tires, all makes. We renew the treads in their origi- nal 'form or other effective Tw Is Important to you, >6U consider how high tires 'Now IMS V All prieet f.o.b. Wlndto? 1 -V i Vr fti otir opinion these arc the two most notable valae? WMclt changing conditions have produced or JxJsabty can prpducc. I MOTOR CO. or CANADA, LIMlTEDi WWDSOR, CHALMERS MOTOR CO, or CANADA, LIMITED, WlNDSOKj ONT. THE CHAPIN CO., CALGARY Lethbridge Representatives: f. D. S. JOHN M. COURTNEY. Former clnpuis' minister of atad secretary to the finance board Ottawa, wlw i% fcM, aged'82 ;