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The A. B. C. Audit says: "Motorcycle and Bicycle 
DltifttnttMl \\MM the larcest cimilatinn in th<> rvrW ftpJA" 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

S\KNWEZ/> Frame Parts 

STANWELD Frame Parts are used exclusively by the manufacturers of every 
high-grade mach i ne in the United States. They are made trom carefully 
selected stock which has been tested and analyzed. Stanweld Cold Drawn 
Seamless Steel Tubing is known throughout the world for its extreme lightness, 
great strength, and beautiful finish. When you buy a new machine or parts, be 
sure to specify Stanweld. 

If you own a machine built <A Stanweld Frame Parts you can be sure of its strength 
■nd safety. 

Stanweld Rims, Tubular Parts, and Mud- 
Guards have no equal. You get them when 
you buy a Ha rley- Davidson, Indian, Dayton, 
Flying - Merkel, Reading - Standard. Pope, 
Emblem, Henderson, or Excelsior Motor- 

SMCtoN tt JUJafoTMi Tmt€ 

We are prepared to render every assistance 
to prospective builders of bicycles or motor- 

The Standard Welding Co. 

"WorttC* Largegt Producer* of Bent-Tube Porti" 

Main Office and Factory CLEVELAND 

Smdb OficM in 
New York Chicago Indianapcdis Detrtrit j 





I The wise dealer is taking advantage of the many exdu- | 

i sive selling features of the Little Giant Twin Emblem, g 

i Its weight is but 200 pounds, yet its strength is equal to g 

J a 350 pound machine. J 

J Its 5 h. p. motor develops more power in ratio to its ~ 

1 weight than any other motor. Established dealers write 5 

3 us for dealers' proposition. 3 

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g The Rider recognizes in the S 

I Little Giant Twin Emblem 1 

1 the best motorcycle value S 
B ever offered for the money, g 
i It has all the speed required g 
g by the sensible rider, is i 
g strong enough for sidecar or S 
^ tandem passenger carrying j 

2 and has a reserve of power | 
2 equal to that possessed by = 
= any heavier and more expen- W 
1 sive machine. It is the ideal j 
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For aisur»nce of p 

July 5, 1917 Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 


To the old tiine Motorcyclist or non-r!ding busineu man who 
fears the power and speed of the Big Twin a ride on the 


will be a revelation in comfort, convenience and enjoyment. 

It ia a regular motorcycle with plenty of Power, Pep and Ginger, Two Speed Gear, 
Foot Operated Motor Starter, Grip Control and the Beat and Strongest Spring Fork 
ever put in a Light motorcycle. 

FVCFl -SinR Construction thruout with Nickel Steel, Drop Forged Frame Connec- 
tioDS and Fork Sides, Heavy Non-Splash Fenders, Velvet Spring Seat and Folding 
Foot Boards. 

See the dealer, try one and be convinced. 

Excelsior Motor Mf^. ® Supply Company 

3703 Cortland Street Chicaf^o 

McBtian UoroiCTCLm ard Bicycle iLLumjtnD — It btlpi 7011, tbe 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

July 5, 1917 


Are You With Us? 

ON the opposite page is Good year's Saturday 
Evening Post advertisement of June 30. 
Nearly ten milUon readers see this magazine. 
The same advertisement appears m a popular Ust 
of still other magazines, all Avidely read. 

All bicycle-riding America is f oUoAving this cam- 
paign. It is the first time a bicycle tire manufac- 
turer ever dared to speak so frankly to the nation. 

And bicycle riders everywhere are turning to 
Goodyear Blue Streaks. 

The public likes a square 
deal. Boys and girls and their 
parents, everywhere, are 
seeking out the Goodyear 
dealer in their town. He is 
the man who can sell them 
this square-deal pohcy tire. 

Are you ready to meet the 
demand this great campaign 
is creating? 

Stock Goodyear Blue Streaks 
and be the bicycle rider's 

And every Blue Streak will 
make a friend and a perma- 
nent customer for you. 

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. 

Akron, Ohio 

You get quick results from advertisers when you mention Motokcycle and Bicycls iLLtiSTKATio. 

July 5, 1917 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 


In nunufmclurlnB Ukewlae, It 
pan to coDccnlnta. Maklns 
onebnndaf bicycle d»— anS 
inaklnB It well~l« better tbui 

Goodyear Makes Only One 
Bicycle Tire 

That Means Better Tires Cheaper 

Do you know why bicycle tires have been costing 
you too much? And why they have not been good 

Because manufacturingr and selling costs have been 
too high. 

In putting out the Blue Streak Bicycle Tire at $3.25 
each, Goodyear struck at the heart of this condi- 
tion. The Goodyear Blue Streak represents a 
welcome square deal for the bicycle rider. It is a 
big, honest value at a fair price. 
Instead of making a great many brands Goodyear 
concentrates on this one high quality tire— the 
Blue Streak. . This single manufacturing standard 
saves factory costs. The money saved goes into 
making better tires cheaper— for you. 
This one standard tire is sold direct to the Goodyear deal- 
er, saving extra selling profits between the factory and you. 
The Goodyear dealer in your town will sell you Blue 
Streaks. He is your friend. See him. Or write The 
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Akron, Ohio, for his address. 

RugBtd Tires That Wear Long 

Goodyear Blue Slremk* si 

Mvear Blue Slremlu sie loyal on your 

B. Boyiuy (hey wear "llkeiron."Ttiere 

I* Ions wear in (be lODsh two-ply tire body, 

■lout and dunblc. The tread* r~ ~' 

robber bk>cki with two aioui 
itrip* «f fabric under the tn 

No SIde-SlltiphtB O" The.t TYrej 
A Goodyear Blue Streak la a (tTaiiBar to 
danseroaa ilde-illpplnB. Il hai a real noo- 
akld tread made of iharp-edved blockaof 
rugsed rubber. Theae preu together and ' 
blle the around, In travel. Prsu on a Blue 
Streak Imd. You can ieel the "blu." 

Springy Tim Pedal Eaiy 

•e Slreakj Are Harulio 


Added to Blue Strei 
lence. Fine, light tab 
goe* into tbeir 

ibility U r«ll- 
>ng but active, 
-ply tire body 
■b makr- •"-- 

Every rider wants good-loo 
Goodyear Blue Streak* are 
to match the fine aualiiy built Int 

how your « 
bright ai ' 

K R O N 


Morewcrox >ua> Btcrat tuMsnuoB) July '. tsu 


I «»¥-\IXG-A-LING! Hello, 

I am the Florist Boy — j shop. 

yo this is The Flower 

" 'Yes, certainly, we'll have a = 

dozen roses there in lo minutes! f 

Goodbye, = 

"'Here Jim — (it's always § 

"here Jim" when there's a rush g 

-take your bike and de- 1 

s box right away. | 

I get it there too — some 1 

always order things at = 

minute and this service E 

ot of trade, and tips for = 

y, I like to deliver on p 

: — it's fun — as long as = 

re me a wheel with a £ 

:parture Coaster Brake." ^ 

The Commercial uses for the 
bicycle are being more fully 
realized every day. New De- 
parture advertising matter is of 
special value for getting this 



July 5, 1917 Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 


Be A Business Slacker 

The slacker in business is just as much detriment to the commercial world as is the 
slacker in military service. 

Our recent advertisement showed why the war cannot materially affect the pres- 
ent prosperity of the motorcycle business. We talked prosperity, and in looking 
through our sales records we find unmistakable evidence that there is prosperity. 

In many parts of the country the riding season opened two and three months late. 
Yet most Harley-Davidson dealers increased their sales so far this year over those 
of last season. Below is a partial list of dealers who are not allowing the bugaboo 
of conscription to make inroads into their business. They have simply gone at it 
harder than ever. 


Appeal Mfg. & Jobbing Co., Los Angeles, P. I. Haynes & Co., Columbus, Ohio. 

CaL Heinz Motor Co., Baltimore, Md. 

Myron Affron, Newburgh^ N. Y. Geo. F. Hetzer, Stevens Point, Wis. 

The Bike Shop, Lansing, Mich. Lueck Bros., Chippewa Falls, Wis. 

Carl W. Bush, Newark, N. J. Oberwegner Motor Co., Toledo, Ohio 

Jimmie Caldwell, Amarillo, Texas H. L. Peters, Buffalo, N. Y. 

De Sanders BL & Mcy. Co., Logan, Utah Fred P. Theuret, Meadville, Pa. 

Electric Appliance Co., Milwaukee, Wis. 


E. L. Cronk, Anderson, Ind. T. R. Anderson, Erie, Pa. 

Glenn A. Scott, Marion, Ind. S. C. Hamilton, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Morton D. LanU, Jersey City, N. J. J. W. Hamilton, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Edw. MacDougall, Paterson, N. J. Washington Motorcycle & Accessory Co., 
R S. Woods, Trenton, N. J. Washington, Pa. 

Geo. S. Carver, Binghamton, N. Y. AUentown Motorcycle Co., iUlentown, Pa. 

A. D. Farrow, Nelsonville, Ohio Alex Klein, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Mahoning Cycle Co., Youngstown, Ohio 

It is ^^Business as Usual'' with them, not mere talking about it. 



A good deed often means a good deal — Pleate mention Motokcycli and Bicycle Illustbatio. 






EjTwin Baker of Indianapolis^ cm June 26-27, established a new niot(N> 
cycle »idurance record for twenty-four hours by riding 1386^ miles at the 
Cincinnati Speedway, clipping 233 miles off the former record. 

The American Federation of Motorcyclists furnished the official 
timers. Baker also broke all records for 500 miles and 1,000 miles. His 
average time was 57^ miles per hour. Average speed of actual running 
time, 61 8/10 miles per hour. 

Baker used UNITED STATES TIRES that had been ridden 51 1 miles 
in practice before run was started and throughout the 24 hours they were 
never changed or touched. It's on the tires that a rider centers his atten- 
ti<m when contemplating an attempt to lower records. Baker a veteran of 
the road and track unhesitatingly selected U. S. Tires. He knew they 
would stand with him throughout the long grind better them any other tire 
made, and the result proves that his confidence was not misplaced. You, 
like Baker, will make no mistake if you put your ccmfidence in United 
States Tires for the machine you ride or sell. Write us for literature. 

United States 


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Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated July 5. 1917 

aoi deed often meam ■ ioai deal— Pleiie ni«nlion Hotoicvcli and BiCTCLm Iu.usn«Tt9. 



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7. Her. J. H. DONEHUB, Editor 
C. H. JOHANSON E. F. HALU>tK. Alloc. XA'wr 

H. P. FOX. Scrrke Dtpt. D. R. HOBaAt. Tech. Editor 

Entered at »econd<lau nutfnr 
.Qpt. 20, 1914, at^ Aa pquogfot 
' at ■New York, under m« act of, . 

JULY 5, 1917J f /CyJ'M} 

1 he Manless rouf^Tu 

Mn. Verrill and Mra. Filiar EnjoTing Iha Scanic Beantiei of Laka Gaorga 

ARE men necessary on a mot orcy cling 
-and camping trip? If you ask that 
of Mrs, Verrill or Mrs. Rlier, of Spring- 
field. Mass., you will be told emphatically 
that they are not, and they will give their 
owii experience as proof. A long antici- 
pated tgur seemed about to fall through 
becMUC their husbands were unable to 

leave their offices. It was a case of go- 
ing' without the husbands or staying home, 
and both the wives said "Let's go," so ihey 
wheeled out the two Indians and started, 
with Mr. Filier's sister in one sidecar and 
the baggage and camping outfit in the 
other. No attempt at speed was made this 
day, and night found them cozily camping 

in the deep woods below the Shaker Vil- 
lage on Lebanon Mountain. 

An early start was made the next morn- 
ing, for the cool shores of Lake George 
seemed to be calling. Through Nassau 
they sped to Albany, where tanks were 
5!led with gasoline and oil, and then on 
^Continued on page 36) 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

July 5, 1917 

War Affects Hub Design 

Conditions Encountered by Machines at Front Force British 

Makers to Give Problem Serious Attention 

Some Methods Evolved for Better Bearing Piotection 

By F. £. Loekhal 

IF there i 
sign that has been brought r 

9 one feature 

lotorcyde de- 
: forci- 
bly to the attention of the British manu- 
facturer by the paces the machines are be- 
ing put. through on the European battle 
front^ it is the hub desigo, and especially 
thf /font .tjuji. , r;. ,•'■.-:'■> 
■_ tiMSt^m'-jis^R&^^f 'flK^machine during 
a.\i sirii of weBtiKi*'iii'd' under all con- 

of the hub, so that water running down 
the fork blades will drop off and not be 
directed into the bearings. 

4. The provision of a lubricating Kcrangfr- 
ment so that grease or similar semi-solid 
lubricant can be forced into the bearing 
from the, inside. , 

5. As apart from the design of the hub 
itsetf, the emission of the usual trapping 

Now W«tttharpraal Huh Fittad lo tha Britub MatcMaM, and Oa "Qukk" Hub 

ditions as to road surface have brought 
to light the fact that the average hub is 
faulty in many ways. Perhaps the biggest 
fault is found in its inability to prevent the 
more or less rapid ingress of water, mud 
and grit which rapidly work their way to 
the bearing surfaces and make for rapid 

The lack, in th€ usual hub design, of 
adequate means of supplying the bearings 
with lubricant without disassembling the 
hub ; the tendency for the bearings to lose 

their adj 

, the 


moved from the forks for tire changes; 
and the rapidity with which slackness de- 
velops in front hub bearings under the 
heavy strains encountered in mihtary work, 
are other features of the subject that are 
being given close attention by the British 
two-wiieeler designers, 

Faature* That An E'lenlial 

One British maker in commenting on the 
subject of front hub design, emphasizes the 
importance of the following points, if the 
hub is to prove entirely satisfactory under 
prolonged use in wet weather: 

1. The arrangement of the parts so that 
a revolving part of the hub projects lat- 
erally over the stationary portion of a suf- 
ficient diameter to ensure that mud or 
water would tend to be thrown off by 
centrifugal force. 

2. The provision of an effective sealing 
arrangement of felt washers so arranged 
that their effectiveness is not destroyed by 
any slackness or misadjustment of the 
bearings. To do this the "seal" must be 
obtained on the sides of the felt washer 
and not on the diameter. 

3. The provision of good clearances be- 
tween fork, blades and the revolving part 

in the front mudguard for the fork is very 
desirable, as this trapping has the effect 
of projecting water and mud on to the 
upper part of the fork blades, and thence 
to the wheel bearings. 

Some diverse methods employed by BritT 
ish designers as a means of satisfying these 
conditions are pictured herewith. Not the 
least interesting of the number, in view 
of (he fact that it is absolutely new and 
radical in this country, is the employment 
of roller bearings in the front hub of the 
James motorcycle. 

U*aa Timben Baaring* 

It might be well to point out here that 
the bearing used is the well-known Ameri- 
can Timken taper roller bearing, which is 
readily adjustable and which, because of 
its taper roller construction, is quite capa- 
ble of withstanding enormous thrust strains 
as well as radial loads, a feature which 
makes it ideally fitted for front-wheel hubs 
where lateral strains are frequent and some- 
times very heavy when rounding curves at 
;peed or when the motorcycle is coupled 
up with a sidecar or van. The sketch ex- 
plains fully the application of the Timken 
bearing lo the hub in question. 

,'\s 3 means of keeping the water and 
mud from reaching the bearing proper, not 
only is a dust cap. provided with ample 
fch washers, fitted, but tl:e outside of this 
cap is channeled or guttered, as shown by 
the sketch, to catch the water and turn it 
back so that it can be thrown off by means 
of the centrifugal force of the revolving 
hub, A splash disk serves to keep the 
water and mud which run down the fork- 
sides from reaching the hub cap. 

Another construction which has. grown. 
directly out of war experience is found on - 

the new Matchless models. It is of the 
ball bearing type, the bearings being disk- 
adjusted, atid as a result not liable to lose 
their adjustment whea' the tilttkl is re- 
moved .from the forks for tira- dianging. 
A' felt wKsher at either side staves effec- 
tively to guard againit the ingress>iif water, 
wMIe disunee pieces q>Fcad)ng. ithe fork 
wide tend to prevent, *e water from drain- 
ing off the fork ends:intO' the. hub channels. 
The tilted oiling oitece facilitat«». reaching, 
tfav bearings with eititec oil oc grezae by 
the use of a gun. ■ ' ,■ ■■ •■■ 

Sonw O&ir Madiotb ' ' 

Two other .designs are comiiig. in for a 
measure of approval with the British mo- 
torcycle folks. The first design, known as. 
the Quick hub, makes use of a mechanical 
sealing device employing a very close-fit- 
ting thrust washer to effectively ' seal the ■ 
joint and keep the water and m/id from 
working in. The second is in reality not ' 
a hub design at all, but a specia.lly-siiapect ' 
fork end. 

The idea of this construction, whjcb 'is ' 
pictured herewith, is to shield the hub.'enda ,■. 
from the constant stream of water ' and .. 
mud carried down the forksides to land ■•■ 
directly on the vulnerable spot of the hub, " 
and work its way in to the detriment of 
the bearings. The hub being amply shield*- 
ed, of course, is quite free from the trou- 
bles incidental to the entrance of water 
and mud ; however, the other faults men- 
tioned are not dispensed with. 

AboTa, iba Jama* Front Hub with Timkan> 

RoUar Baaring; Balow, a Fork End 

Sbiald for Protacting the Baarinia 

July S, 1917 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

"Gingering Up" the Club 

Stagnation Causes Lack of Enthusiasm and Often Results in 
the Disbandment of an Organization 

Active Program Needed to Keep Members Interested 

By C. B. Holton 

STAGNATION— it't the word that spells 
the death of th<. motorcrcte club. 

To keep a chib aliv*, to keep every mem- 
ber in it up on his toes front one endof 
the year to the other whh real 'UHhusiasm 
for the orKmkatioA, ytu bave to provi^- 
somediing to keep tile' fdk)ws 'interested' 
and active, 'not just «noa in a while, but 
all the time; ' ■■ . 

"What'» doing down at the clubF" asKi 
one member of die other.- 

The aniwec mujt^ot. be, "Oh, -nothing in 
particular." else the club is doomed. There 
must be this doing, or that, doing, all the 
time, and every Tom, Dick and Harry in 
the organization must be allotted his por- 
tion of the work incidental to the activities 
to keep the club really alive. 

Compalilioiia At* NacMMry 

Competition, of course, is the very life 
of motorcyckdom. Yet to keep the fellows 
interested the hard endurance run which 
taxes man strength and endurance to the 
utmost and is scarcely less hard on the 
machine, is not essential. There are many 
ways to satisfy that innate desire possessed 
by all of us to match our skill and our 
wits against the other fellow's. 

There is, for instance, the hare and 
hounds chase— always exciting, ever appeal- 
ing. Three club men who know the ins 
and outs of the locality from A to Z start 
out 20 minutes ahead of the balance of the 
riders with the idea of keeping their where- 
abouts a mystery for a couple of hours, at 
least. The trio is known as the hares, of 
course, while the followers are the hounds. 
The hares mark every turn with confetti, 
floor or some other medium, and the hounds 
are supposed to follow the trail and catch 
the hares. The first hound to catch sight 
of the hare is usually awarded some slight 

Mbiit VKriation* PouibU 

It is to the advantage of the hares to 
make as many turns and double back on 
their tracks as often as possible, so as to 
confuse the pack; by this means they some- 
times lead the hounds on a futile chase tor 
two or three hours and ultimately return to 
the club rooms uncaught. 

Much to the surprise of many a club 
promoting the hare and hound chase for 
the first time, the contests do not develop 
into a "speed test." The hares must neces- 
sarily go slow, in order to mark the course, 
while the hounds cannot travel too fast, 
lest they override the marks and lose the 

There are endless variations to the con- 
test The hares sometimes conceal checks 
— odd. shaped bits of colored paper— at the 
side of the road, unijer stones,, in tree 
branches, etc., marking the locality of the 
concealment with confetti distributed 100 
feet on either side of the hiding place. 

The hares muxi dismount and seardi for 
the checks, the cmitestant brmging home all 
of the checks of ^ts particular shape and 
color 'first winains the prize. 

Needless to slate, there should be enough 
checks at each point to go around and they 
should vary' in color and shape so as to 
fusion. It is to 
nd to locate his 
I it without re- 
I the balance of 


siluad being Ut 
> watching all of the roads leading into 
iwn, while the other riders, ride , tfleir 

Economj Contaata Ar* Fwnirad 

The economy contest always strikes up 
a distinct appeal. Every rider is interested 
in the amount of gas his machine uses, 
especially these days when the price of 
gas is way up to "q," so to speak. By 
draining all the tanks and then giving 
each rider a measured quart or two quarts 
of gas and sending the field on its way, a 
most interesting and helpful day can be 

The Ruling Passion 

fly C. P. McDonald 
' My wants are few and far between 
[ do not crave a big machine; 
I care not for a touring car. 
And would not be a racing star; 
■ I do not yearn to play baseball; 
, On golf I don't enlhuae at all ; 
I For sports like those 1 do not fall — 
I want a motorcycle! 

1 never conquered by a wish 
l> To find some quiet nook and fiA; 
To nut aronnd a tennis conrt 
Is not my notion of good sport; 
. I do not hanker for the fame 
'. And glory of a football game; 
' A wrestling match to me is lame — 
I want I motorcycle/ 

^ The "flying ponies" do not thrill 
, Me more than does a boxing mill; 
While Kelly pool and billiards do 
Not pleaac and are, likewise, taboo ; 
A marathon, a iwiinminB match, 
^ Or any (parting game dwy hatch 
> These days ii nil— each oik 
I want a motorcycUl 

spent. It ii essential to send a trio of 
riders with accurate speedometers along 
with the contestants so that Hie exact dis- 
tance covered can be detennined witritim 
the slightest chance for argument— also a 
sideCar or two with several gallons of gaso> 
line in cans to replenish die tanks as the 
riders drop out for want of fuel 

A||«in, diere is the Ml^-climb, eyer pop- 
iilw an.d;,.(ascii»tiilg.ia^^ motorcyclisfsL 
lAve' some of the riders go out tatmting 
fpr af hill or freak ascent, then spripg it 
on the bunch before they can gear down 
for a wonderlifl perfomiance and send them 
on their way to the »p; an<t may the beat 
man win! And he' Wilf, Jtor a dub at this 
sort of an event can binder a powerful 
and willing motorcycle something awful to 

The secret time run offers a way of in- 
jecting competition into the regular Sun- 
day sociabiU^ riu). Two methods are in 
use in this event. The first is to have 
some disinterested party pick out a time 
as the elapsed hour and minutes needed to 
make the journey to the destination, seal 
it in an envelope, and have the riders 
checked at the start and finish. The rider 
nearest to the picked time wins a prize. 
Anothor Mothod of Chaehinc 

The second method is to check the field 
out at the start and in at the finish, add all 
of the elapsed times together and divioe 
by the number of riders. The result will 
give the average time and the motorcyclist 
who came nearest to this time wins. By 
the latter method the field makes its own 
time, no one knows the average time until 
the last rider checks in, and it has a ten- 
dency to give the lad who has had hard 
luck a chance to win the prize. At any 
rale, it will stop all whispers that "so-and- 
so knew the time" and thus won the prize, 
and it is the event without a comeback 
or sore feeling afterwards that helps build 

Th9 Second InMtalment of 

How to 


Your Own 


Will Appear in 
Next Week'* Issue 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

July 5, 1917 



REEL I, Scene 1— Orvis Newby, of Newby Bros., Hender- 
son dealers of Kansas City, in the miniature car built by 
them and powered with a Henderson motorcycle motor, for 
T. W. Henderson, president of the Henderson Motorcycle Co. 

Scen« Z— TrafHc officer Paul Pester, of Haledon. N. J., on a 
1917 Indian speedster purchased from John Steele, Indian dis- 
tributor at Paterson. N. ). 

Scene 3— A line-up of Gypsy Tourists snapped in front of 
the Kxcelsior agency of Walz h Sliger, Hammond, Ind. They 
made a run to Cedar Lake. 

Scene i — Lieut. E, R, Kenneth, who commands the Prince- 
ton aviation field, Princeton. N, J., is a devoted Harley- 
D avid son enthusiast. 

Scene 5— A barber of Dayton, O.. who makes use of the 
little Dayton Motor Bicycle as a means of transportation to 
and from his place of business. The two-wheeler makes it 
possible for him to go home to luncheon every day. 

Scene G — Wheeling, W. Va., Gypsy Tourists lined up after 
breakfast at Cumberland, Md., vfhich was the night stop for 
hat district. 

July S. 1917 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 


Reel 2, scene 1— W. H. Level, of Oak Hill. \V. Va.. taking 
his great uncle, who is crowding 80. for his first motor- 
cycle spin on the tandem of a Hariey-Davidson machine. 

Scene 2— The start of a Perfect Day— a family trio which 
takes keen enjoyment from this Hariey-Davidson outfit. 

Scene 3 — A Sacramento picnic party makes a roadside stop 
for luncheon. Photo by F. M. Douglas, Sacramento. 

Scene A — The little mascot which attracts attention to the 
demonstrating machine used by Carl Obert, of the sales staff 
of the Pacific Motor Supply Co., Los Angeles, 

Scene 5— A, J. Wernsdorfcr. Baltimore. Md.. who made a 

perfect score in the Gypsy Tour conducted in that Maryland 
city on June 17. His machine is a Cleveland lightweight. 

Scene 6 — How B, F. Nelligan, Indian agent at Riverdale. 
Cal., carts a new machine from the Los Angeles distributor 
when he is in a hurry. The machine is mounted on a cradle 
fitted over the extended extension axle. 

Scene 7 — Garland Rose, a Seattle, Wash., rider who sticks 
to his Henderson despite the fact that he has one broken leg. 

Scene 8— San Diego branch of the Fisk Rubber Co.. which 
has purchased a Hariey-Davidson and Cygnet rear van outfit 
for hurry-up tire service to its 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated July 5, 1917 


The Business Signboards Point as We Think! 

A RENOWNED juriit, diacuuing circumitantial evidence, of the moment became they leemed to fit in with out precon- 

BMerted not long ago that once a trend of thought i> ceived idea* of what might happen, 
eitabliihed, all development* will be found to point in that Bu*inei> in motorcycle*, bicycle* and their acceisorie* today 

direction. There i* rich food for thought in ihia, now that na- is active. In quite a few district* aalei record* have been 

tional condition*, and e*pecia1ty trade matter*, are raising a broken: in other* there i* the normal demand. Everybody is 

somewhat bewildering crop of opinions concerning the pro*- employed. Money i* plentiful. Interest in cycle*, both motor 

pecta for the immediate future. It will be well for us to con- and pedal, ia keener than for year* past. 

*ider carefully the point made hy the juri»t and see that our The dealer who keepi those fact* in mind, and act* accord- 

conduaion* are based upon the fact* aa they stand, and not ingly. will £nd that all the signboard* on hi* toad point to steady 

upon haiy judgment* which we may have adopted on the apur business and sure profits. 

July 5, 1917 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 



Factory Men and S. A. E. Re|H-e*entatiTes Make Rapid Progress at 

Standardize Many Features and Hold Some in Abejrance; 

Military Motorcycle and Take Stand for Employment 

WASHINGTON, D. C, July 2.— Highly 
satisfactory progress towards the 
standardization of motorcycles for military 
service was made at the meeting attended 
by manufacturers, representatives of the 
Society of Automotive Engineers, and 
Captain W. M, Britton, Engineer of Motor 
Transportation of ihe U. S. Army, in 
Washington, June 28. The meeting was 
called for the purpose of receiving reports 
from the various standardisation commit- 
tees appointed at the conference of the fac- 
tory men. June 14, and the results obtained 
were definite and far-reaching. 

The following were in attendance : T. W. 
Henderson, president of the Motorcycle 
and Allied Trades Association, and of the 
Henderson Motorcycle Co.; R, F. Rogers, 
Rogers Mfg. Co. ; William S, Harley, Bar- 
ley-Davidson Motor Co.; C. O. Hedstrom. 
F. J. Weschler and F. C. Buller, Jr., Hen- 
dee Mfg. Co. ; Leadley Ogden, Cygnet Rear 
Car Co.; Frank W, Schwinn, Excelsior 
Motor Mfg. & Supply Co. ; C F. Clarkson. 
General Manager. Society of Automolive 
Engineers; H. L. Homing, Washington 
Office. Society of Automotive Engineers; 
Captain William M. Britton, Engineer of 
Motor Transportation, U. S. Army; M. W. 
Hanks, Standards Manager, S. A, E. 

Tha Standardia^ FastuTu 

Mr. Hanks, by informal vote, was ap- 
pointed chairman, and pending the arrival 
of Captain Britton it was decided to pro- 
ceed with the business in hand. Upon 
presentation of the reports approval was 
given to the following features of motor- 
cycle standardization : 

Rims — All rima for military motor- 
cycles, front and rear, as well as for side- 
cars and rear cars, to be 28 by 3 clincher, 
and have [he standard C C section with 40 
spoke holes 17/64" in diameter to receive 
the standard |4" nipple. 

TireB— Clincher type, 28 by 3, for all 

Spokes — Length. 10?a" from neck of 
head to tip, for all wheels ; total length of 
swedge, 2"; diameter of swedge, .135"; 
length of thread. I'it"; number of threads 
to the inch, 40; diameter of spoke. .110"; 
diameter of head swedge, .135". 

Nipples — Length under head Ji"; 
thickness of head, '/»'; diameter of head, 
11/32"; slot in head, 1/32"; length of 
wrench "surface. 9/32"; width of wrench 
surface, .212"; diameter of nipple, 'i" : 
counter-bored (.> depth of ^/\(i" to permit 
of spoke swedge ol .135" t^i rL-:idily enter. 

Balance of nipple drilled and tapped for 
.135" swedge 40 threads. 

Spark plugs — 18 mm. metric plug 
adopted for all military machines, but 
height of plug above threads left open for 
further consideration. 

Headlight mountinE lugs — Head of 
lug. I-^"; width of lug, 3>A~; hole. 25/64"; 
minimum clearance from center of hole to 
lamp casing. 11/32" radius. 

Head Lamp support bracket — Head of 
prong, 1 '/i" ; diameter of prong. Ji" ; 
threaded for 9/16"— 24 threads to the inch, 
S. A. E. standard hex nut. 

Magneto Base — It was the decision 
that the magneto base and height could be 
standardized, but that further definite in- 
formation should be obtained. To this end 
Mr. Schwinn will go into the matter in 
detail and prepare a drawing of a standard 
base, showing bolt centers. si« of plates, 
shaft center, etc. .-Action on these points 
will be taken at the next meeting. 

Chains— All military motorcycle driv- 
ing chains to be of the roller type. ^" 
pitch; roller width, }i", and roller diam- 
eter, .40". 

Throttle control — Handlebar grip type, 
placed on right side, and operating to open 
throttle by twisting top of grip towards 

Spark throttle — Grip type, placed on 
left side and arranged to advance spark by 
turning top of grip towards center. 

Clutch pedal— To be placed on left 
side and operate to release clutch by 
pushing forn*ard and down; clutching by 

Brake pedal. — To be placed on right 

side and operate to api>ly brake by pushing 

Gear shift— Owing to the fact that 
some of the gear shifts operate by a move- 
ment of the lever up and down, others for- 
ward and back, with sometimes the high 
gear in front and sometimes the high gear 
in the rear, it was decided that the matter 
of further standardisation of this feature 
would be held in abeyance for the time 

Kick starters — To be of the folding 

jiedal type, and operate liy pushing down 
and hack. It was decided that the starters 
could nut he confined to a definite side until 
further standardijrati.m takes place on the 

Oil and grease cups — .All lo be 5/16" 
in diameter, with 32 threads. 

Oil and fuel pipe fittings — To lie 5/16' 
... d.. and the lining' to W ■<( tiif .-yldered 

Washington Meeting; Agree to 
Fix Carrying Capacity of 
of Elxperienced Drivers 

type, with provision made for a '/i" nut. 

Cylinder displacement — Sixty-one 
cubic inches. 

Carrying capacity — Maximum sprung 
load on a military motorcycle and sidecar 
not to exceed SOO pounds, including op- 
erator, N'o load to be strapped or attached 
to any part of frame of either motorcycle 
or sidecar. 

T. W, Henderson was in receipt of infor- 
mation from the Ordnance Department that 
they contemplated a load of 1.421 poutids, 
to be divided between two mot,, rcydes. 
This Mould make a load of 710 pounds for 
each machine and could not be handled 
efficiently with present motorcycle con- 

During the reception of the standardiza- 
tion reports Captain Britton arrived, and 
when the various recommendations had 
been acted upon he made a point of telling 
the factory men and engineers that the 
work of standardization is of the utmost 

Want On* Milkary MolorcjcU Typ* 

"This is an engineer's war," said Captain 
Britton. "and our success depends upon the 
ability of our engineers to design better 
machinery and devices than the enemy. 
Practically every device used in the war at 
present depends upon some engineering 
principle. There should ultimately be only 
one type of military motorcycle, and one 
type of truck. Your job is not finished un- 
til ultimate interchangeability of parts is 
obtained. You must always keep in mind 
the construction that has proven its ability 
to do the best and most consistent work. 
New, untried internal detail construction is 
not wanted. Go as far as you can and as 
soon as you can in the standardization 

"Pending the time when the approved 
military motorcycle is in production, the 
Government will purchase such high-grade 
machines as are at present procurable." 

"'Is it your idea that the motorcycle engi- 
neers of the country should get together 
and design the best motorcycle for military 
purposes?"' asked Mr. Henderson. 

"Vcs, that would be a good plan," said 
Captain Hritton. 

Mr. Schwinn inquired as to whether the 
number of motorcycles to be purchased by 
the Government would warrant the making 
of new tools for the proposed new military 
motorcycle. To this Captain Britton re- 
plied that he ci.uld not name a definite 
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Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

July 5, 1917 



Indianapolu Indian Rider Drives His Powerplus 1,386^4 MUes on Cincinnati Speedway in 24 Hours; 

Adds 232% Miles to Coast Rider's Figure; Sets 1,000-Mile Time at 17:26:30 and Covers the 

500-Mile Distance in 8:38:30; ''Cannonball" Rides 702 Miles in 12 Hours; Rain Interfered 

with Ride and Dependable Equifmient Played Big Part 

CINXIXXATI, Ohio. June 27.— With his 
Powerplus Indian circling the Cin- 
cinnati Speedway at a steady space-defying 
rate, Edwin G. Baker, familiarly known 
to thousands of motorcyclists in this coun- 
try and abroad as Cannonball Baker, dem- 
onstrated his ability as a past master of 
the two-wheeler when he established a new 
twenty-four hour record June 26-27. He 
rolled up a total of 1,386^ miles against 
the former record of 1,153.5, held by Alan 
T. Bedell. In his march towards the twen- 
ty-four hour goal he incidentally gathered 
in the five hundred and one thousand mile 
records, as well as the twelve hour record. 
His five hundred miles were made in 
8:38:30, against the former record held by 
him of 9:58, and the one thousand miles 
were negotiated in 17:26:30, which beat the 
record held by Bedell by two hours, 34 
minutes and 12 seconds. In the twelve 
hours the Cannonball shot the Powerplus 
stock 702 times past the mile post, while 
Bedell only had 559 miles to his credit. 
In eighteen hours the score was 1,035 
miles for Baker, as against 854 made by 
Bedell in his attempt. 

Baker's Reputation at Stake 

The rangy Hoosier lad has been strad- 
dling the motor bike since 1506, and of 
all the achievements he is proud of in his 
life, the twenty-four hour record and the 
transcontinental record have probably 
given him the most inward satisfaction. 
To have them both bettered in four months 
was a sting he could not long endure, so 
when he was finally assured that the twen- 
ty-four hour record was to be assailed he 
began preparations that boded ill for the 
existing record of 1,153.5 miles. He se- 
lected the Cincinnati speedway, a two-mile 
board track, situated at Sharonville. which 
is about fifteen miles from Cincinnati. 
Every precaution was taken to make every 
detail connected with the event oflicially 
arranged so there could not be any dispute 
as to their genuineness. Four scorers and 
four timers were used, sanction X^o. 3,175 
being issued by R. S. McConnell, chairman 
of the competition committee of the 
F. A. M. 

Thij start was made promptly at 6 p. m. 
Tuesday, June 26, Referee Joseph Uhl 
acting in the capacity of starter. Baker's 
schedule called for a stop every one hun- 
dred miles for gas and oil, and the first 
century was rolled in 96 minutes, an aver- 
age of 62!'i miles per hour. This speed, 
not counting the stops, was kept consistent- 
ly throughout the run, the motor running 
with the same humming smoothness at the 
finish as it did at the start. At every stop 
careful inspections were made of the 
valves, springs and oil feed, so that even 
with a refill the time consumed was al- 
most five minutes. 


The second one hundred miles was draw- 
ing to a close when the record breaker's 
first trouble was experienced. His motor 
would miss for half a lap and then pick 
up its speed, but as it had only slowed him 
down to a little below sixty, he was sig- 
naled to complete the second century. The 
second hundred was made at the rate of 
sixty miles per hour, counting the 4^ min- 
ute stop. When he stopped, his A-C plugs 
were found to be in perfect shape, but an 
examination of his gas line showed where 
the trouble lay, and he was started off with 
a loss of three minutes fifteen seconds. 

Ridinf Witkout a Ligkt 

At 206 and 210 miles, stops for the same 
cause were again made necessary. The 
strainer was removed and the trouble ehmi- 
nated for the balance of the trial, with the 
loss, however, of nine precious minutes. 
At three hundred miles the Cannonball was 
rolling around the track without a light, 
the four red lanterns on the turns serving 
as his guides. There was a quarter moon, 
but an overcast sky hid what little light it 
gave. Three hundred miles were made in 
5 08:45, and at forty-nine minutes after 
midnight, with a three minute stop at 310 
miles, he had completed the 400th mile. 

Olin Ross,, who has charge of the Her- 
man Bumiller shop, Indian agents at Cin- 
cinnati, had charge of the pit, and was very 
ably assisted by Art Wehrman, and as a 
team they cannot be beaten. They had 
outlined a system for taking care of refills 
and adjustments that worked out with the 
minimum loss of time, and their excellent 
work went well towards procuring the new 

For the next three hundred miles only 
regular refill stops were made, and two 
records had gone by the boards, the 500 
mile and the twelve hour. At 734 miles 
however, a chain guard clip broke and 
necessitated a stop on the far side of the 
track; and at 796 miles a collision with a 
rabbit almost broke Old Wai* Horse's right 
hand. On his next pit stop his hand was 
swollen so badly that ,he could hardly get 
his glove off. 

1,000-Mile Mark It Reached 

Baker was using one of the new Maslen 
saddles, which had quickly removable 
springs for smooth riding. Baker had 
found out before the trial, however, that 
though the track was comparatively smooth 
the vibration made the velvety action of 
the springs first aid to comfort, and the 
low saddle position afforded him a grand- 
pa-chair-like satisfaction. 

Bob Sturm, who managed the details 
connected with the trial and who kept the 
Cannonball in leash when he was wont to 
"open her up," flashed the slate showing 
1,000 miles, and Baker smiled a watermelon 

smile when he realized that he had bet- 
tered the previous mark by three hours 
and sixteen minutes. Just after the 900th 
mile had been passed, a heavy down pour 
of rain deluged the lone rider, and after 
a few minutes of hitting on one he was 
forced to come in for the drying out proc- 
ess, in the course of which he lost eleven 

At noon of the second day, eighteen 
hours after the start, 1,035 miles had rolled 
under the United States tires. These had 
been used over five hundred miles in test 
and still looked good for several twenty- 
four hour grinds. He had equaled Bedell's 
record in 20 hours and thirty seconds and 
was running just as strong as at the start. 
His Diamond chains, which had also gone 
the same mileage as the tires, rolled over 
the sprockets without a bit of attention 
and did not even need an adjustment dur- 
ing the twenty-four hours. 

''Cannonball" Lhret Up to His Name 

i\t the 1,236 mile, Sturm signaled Baker 
for a sprint, and the lap was turned at the 
rate of sixty-six miles per hour. As the 
finish drew near, the Universal man got 
his movie machine set; W. C. Price, man- 
ager of the Cincinnati United States Tire 
branch, and Bob Sturm made ready to con- 
gratulate the new record holder, and as 
the watches showed six o'clock of the sec- 
ond day another laurel wreath was added 
to the trophies of Qmnonball Baker, a 
trophy not only signifying to him a victory 
well earned, but demonstrating to the world 
the reliability and mechanical perfection of 
the American-made motorcycle. 

Before the start the scorers and timers 
had decided to work in shifts of eight, but 
they became so interested that practically 
all of them remained on the job all the 
twent\-four hours. The timers were A. W. 
Mueller, C. H. Leesman, of Cincinnati; 
and H, C. Johnson, of Covington, Ky. 
The scorers were \V. C. Price, S. G. Price, 
C. D. Wilson and Jack Rardon, all of Cin- 
cinnati. Joseph A. Uhl, referee, of Cin- 
cinnati, was a twenty-four hour, sixty min- 
ute man, and wouldn't hardly take enough 
time off to eat. Olin Rosfs-Art Wehrman 
were tireless in their efforts to make the 
attempt a success and spent every second 
at the pit. 

The accessories used were United States 

.tires. A-C plugs, aviation type with cooling 

flanges. Diamond chains, Maslen saddle 

with low position and quickly removable 

springs and Dixie magneto. 

After the trial was over, the motor was 
torn down in the presence of the referee 
and six disinterested parties, and when 
carefully measured was found to be under 
the measurements prescribed by the F. A. 
M. ; it w^as a strictly stock Powerplus In- 
dian and an affidavit was secured to sub- 
stantiate the claim. 

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, Sturm and Haas EzcliuiKiiiK Dopa on tlia Pouibililiea Bafor* Ika St&rt of thm Trial; 2, Refer** UM Watclu&c Pitman Rou and 

Wefamwn Make an Adjuabnmt; 3, Getting Oil Ready for Bakar*! Next Stop; 4, W. C. Price, U. S. Tire Maaaf«r (in 

Palm Beacli Suit), Watching tlie Rapid-Fire Serrice GiTen on One of the Stop* at the Pit) S, "Cannonball" 

Snapped a Few Secoadi Before the Start; 6, Taarint Baker** Motor Down Preparatory to Meanuing 

It; 7, Tke Reeord-Breaker RoUing HU Indian In for Gai and Oil 

THE ARMY QUESTION siluation as applied to the motorcycle. cycles," says Adj. Gen. Willis, "is given 

... _ ..i-ii- ~i. T ■ •-. 1. Adj. Gen. Willis stales that no authority in the latest official announcement as 106 

Ad^ Gen. WiUw Throw. Light on the ^^^ ^^^^ delegated to recruit motorcycle machines, and the quota for a field ar- 

Motorcydwt-Soldier Situation ^^j^^ ji,j,„ {^^ dispatch work or machine tillery brigade is 297 machines. It might 

CHARLESTON, W, Va., July 2.— Cap- gun service, but that enlisted men who be advisable to motorcyclists enlisting in 
tain G. C. Lovett, of the Kanawha possess expert knowledge of motorcycles National Guard regiments (o apply for 
Reserves, has received a letter from Adj. « ill in all probability be given an opportun- headquarters company assignments, as de- 
Gen, W. L. Willis, of Chicago, which ity to serve in motorcycle detachments. tails for motorcycle messengers will be 
throws some light on the army enlistment "An infantrj- division quota of motor- made presumably from those companies. 

18 Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrate July 5, 1917 


Little Two^yde Two-Wheeler Weiglu Only 65 Pounds and Sells for $100; Embraces Cydemotor 
Power Plant in a Frame Spedally Developed for Purpose; Rei^'esents Long Experimentation 

tial to perfect operation in any gasoline 
motor, and so indispensable where satis- 
faction is the aim in the case of the iwo- 
cycle motors, has been used. Indicative of 
that aim are the die-cast crank case, weath' 
ered cylinders, accurately ground to ex- 
actly the proper bore, and properly pol- 
ished by highly efficient modern machinery. 
And even as the greatest of care has been 
used in the production of the motor and 
its parts, so also, the essential equipment 
has not been slighted. ■ 

As was stated before, the magneto is a 
National, made by the National Coil Comf 
pany, of Lansing. Mich. The chain, 
which serves to reduce the gear from the 
motor crank shaft to a countershaft which 
carries the drive pulley, is a Renold, han- 
dled by Peter A. Frasse Co., New York; 
while the Benton Case Hardened sparic 
plug, made by L. F. Benton & Co., Ver- 
gennes, Vt,, insures sparking regularity. 

A most novel feature of the Cyclemotoi; 
power plant is the fact that the carburetor 
is kept always in full open position '■o 
that the mixture is perfectly constant re- 
gardless of variations of the speed of 
the motor. Tlte whole control for the 
machine is vested in one Bowden wiro 
which serves to retard or advance thq 
spark for varying to the speed of the 
vehicle, and also, when in a full off posi- 
tion, to open the compression release for 
starting and stopping purposes. 

Tho Enuii Powar Cycle; Among the Mod Intereitiiig Featar** ara Ih* Improred Frania 
and tha Haiulj and Slnrdilr-Coiutnicted Spring Stand 

ROCHESTER. N'. V.-The ultra light- 
weight power vehicle has arrived in 
the shape of the Evans Power Cycle, wh ch 
is being offered at a price of $100 by the 
Cyclemotor Corp., which develnped and has 
popularized the now world famous Cycle- 
motor power attachment for ordinary bi- 

The latest Cyclemotor offering was de- 
signed by and takes its name from L. R. 
Evans, chief engineer of the Cyclemotor 
factory. The little machine has been in 
the works for months past, being put 
through a "course of sprouts," so to speak, 
which was calculated by Chief Engineer 
Evans to bring to light each and every 
possible defect. 

And now, when long continued use of 
the most trying sort fails to reveal further 
weak spots, and after full preparations 
have been made for the production of 
sufficient of the little vehicles to take care 
of the calls of all of the Cyclemotor deal- 
ers, the machine is being offered at a price 
which is bound to strike an instant ap- 
peal and make for wide popvilarity. 

As might be gathered from the fact that 
Chief Engineer Evans has made a life 
study of gasoline engines, especially of the 
air cooled type, having designed the world- 
famous Franklin automobile motor, and be- 
ing likewise responsible for the highly effi- 
cient Cyclemotor power plant, that little bit 
of "concentrated motor power" has been in- 
corporated in toto, so to speak, in the de- 
sign of the Evans Power Cycle. 

The CTclenrolor Power Plant 

The Cyclemotor power plant is a little 
two-cycle, air-cooled, high-speed motor 
built in a single unit with its magneto, 
which is of National make, and an efficient 
silencer. It is iitted, in the detachable 
types, with universal brackets for attach- 
ment in the diamond frame of any bicycle. 
The whole power plant, for all the fact 
that it is capable of developing up to one 
horse-power, scales at slightly under 19 

In its production all that care so e^scn- 

Cycle of Rusgad ConitnictioD 

I of alterations, chiefly in the 
brackets, which are made slightly more 
substantial, have been introduced in the 
Cyclemotor power plant which is used in 
connection with the Evans Power Cycle. 
The cycle itself is of eKtraordinarily 
rugged construction, the better to with- 
stand the harder use that naturally comes 
where (he two-wheeler is power rather 
than pedal propelled. The frame is 21 
inches high, of the double-bar motorcycle 
type, with a gracefully curved front drop 
bar. It is fitted with the new double-bar 
tanks which were introduced on the de- 
tachable outfit last year. 

Left Side View of the Power Cycle; It Ii Noteworthy That ■ 
Round Type Formerly Employed 

July 5, 1917 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

The fiUnt fork is a special truss type 
developed by the Cyclemotor engineer. 
The frame is fitted with 28-inch wheels on 
special maple rims with heavy gauge 
spoko, the wheel base being 45 inches. An 
improved one-piece Faober crankh anger, 
made by the Great Western Manufacturing 
Company, is used, the cranks being fitted 
with rugged motorcycle pedals, and the 
pedal drive is by means of roller chain to 
a special heavy duty Atherton coaster brake 
made by the Buffalo Metal Goods Com- 
pany, around which the rear wheel is 
built up. 

The drive from- the motor is by means 
of Sparton belt, half an inch wide and of 
the V type, to a specially mounted belt rim 
rigidly clamped to the spokes of the rear 
wheel. The power plant itself is mounted 
in the diamond of the bicycle frame in a 
manner identical with the mounting of the 
detachable Cyclemotor power plant. 

Heavy drop side mud guards are fitted 
both front and rear with exceptionally 
strong braces. The front guard is fur- 
nished with a flared splasher at the lower- 
most end. Motorcycle type handlebars, a 
Troxel "Easy"' saddle, an efficient motor- 

cjclt type stand made quick acting by 
means of a spring, and a tool bag with 
complete equipment, complete the fittings. 
The tires are Federal, 28 x IH The fin- 
ish is black with gold stripes. 

Ready for shipment the machine weighs 
but 65 pounds, yet it is fully capable of 
making 25 miles an hour with a gasoline 
consumption of only one gallon to I(K) 
miles and an oil consumption of 400 miles 
to the quart. 

One point which the Cyclemotor folk are 
particularly careful to call attention to is 
the cleanliness of the little mach'ine, mak- 
ing the use of special riding togs unneces- 
sary. It is pointed out that the two stroke 
design has eliminated cams and springs 
and that there is only one grease cup and 
oiling hole, from which it is impossible for 
the lubricant to leak and soil the clothes. 

There is scarcely a doubt but thai the 
extreme handiness of the vehicle will make 
for it a ready market for even in the highly 
improbable event of a deranged motor, 
making power propulsion impossible, the 
belt can be 5lLpped from its rim and the 
machine pedaled home like an ordinary 
bicycle, and with little or no more effort. 




Motorcycle Illiutrated, 

New York City. 
Gcn(/emen .* — 

Ju«t a line to exprew 
our appreciation of the 
way you handled Bedell** 
story of hit transconti- 
nental record trip on a 
Henderson motorcycle. 

We like the story pub- 
lished in Motorcycle Illus- 
trated, June 21st, so well 
that we are going to sup- 
ply our dealers with re- 
print* of it, for them to 
distribute among their cus- 
tomers who want detailed 
information about Bedell's 

Thanking you for your 
efficient co-operation, we 
are, Yours very truly, 

Htnd^TMon Motorcycle Co. 
P. J. BAILEY, Sales Manager. 

U. S. Armr Tracks at Bakar, Mormy A Imbria Headquarters, Nbw York, Takinc t 
Sis Indian Ont&ts (or Sbq>mant to tha Bojs Abroad 


BesrinKs Co. of America Sales Head 
with Carlisle Cord Tires 

NEW YORK, June 30— J. S. Bretz, of 
the Bearings Company of America, 
ha» interested himself in the tire business. 
He has Iiecome financially interested in the 
Carlisle Cord Tire Company, Inc., which, 
working quietly but effectively for a period 
of two years, has developed and is n jw 
ready to place on the market a brand new 
type of cord tires. 

For the present at least the activities of 
the new tire maker wilt be confined to the 
production of automobile tires, but shoes 
for motorcycles are a future possibility. 

Associated with Bretz in the enterprise 
are the inventor, F. B. Carlisle, a veteran 
in the tire field, and J. M. Gilbert, formerly 
general manager of the United States Tire 


Akbon, O., July 2. — Announcement is 
made by the B. F. Goodrich Rubber Co. 
that George L. Brown, well-known for 
years past as a sporting goods representa- 
tive, has joined the company's Trade Ex- 
tension' and Research Department. Mr. 
Brown has traveled all over the United 
States in the interest of sporting goods 
firms, having been associated with A. F. 
Mei.sselbach & Bro„ of Newark. N. J., 

Abbey & Imbrie, of New York, and Aber- 
crombie & Fitch, also of New York. Mr. 
Brown's travels have given him close con- 
tact with the cycle and tire fields and it 
goes without saying that his new position 
is a congenial one. 


Denvek, Colo., June 28.— Mr. Lemon, of 
the engineering department of the Hender- 
son Motorcycle Company, Detroit, recently 
spent a few days in Denver and other parts 
of Colorado. 


.■\KnoN, O.. June 29.— Clifford Goes, as- 
sistant manager of the waterproof cloth- 
ing sales department at the Goodrich plant, 
has resigned that post to join the quarter- 
master corps of the U. S. army. Goes will 
be stationed at the Philadelphia arsenal, 
wliere he will inspect clothes, especially 
ponchos and waterproof garments. 


Dethoit, Mich., July 2.— Tennant Lee, 
manager of the Henderson Sales Co., of 
Los Angeles, and who also is interested in 
the Providence and Boston organizations 
handling America's only four-cylinder mo- 
torcycle, is in Detroit visiting the factory. 
Lee's idea of calling on the factory was to 
see if it were not possible for the manufac- 
turer to deliver more Hendersons to the 
coast, where the business is humming along 
in great style. 


Detroit, Mich,, June 20.— The Fentress- 
Newton Mfg. Co, reports business far 
ahead of last year, with the factory work- 
ing bvertime to keep up with orders. 


Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

July 5, 1917 

To Carry President's Message 

by Motorcycle and Aeroplane 

NEW YORK, July 3.— A motorcycle- 
aeroplane demonstration with a strong 
military flavor has been arranged as the 
result of plans taken up recently by Pro- 
fessor Mclntyre, physical director at the 
Hotel Majestic, this city, with the view of 
obtaining favorable publicity for the single- 

It is announced that a motorcycle courier 
will receive a message from President Wil- 
son at the White House on the morning 
of Saturday, October 13, and will then ride 
to the Aviation Field in Washington, where 
he and his mount will be taken aboard an 
army aeroplane. The aircraft will carry 
the courier and his machine to Governors 

Island, from which point the journey will 
be continued by boat to the Battery, New 
York City. 

At the Battery the courier will be met 
by an escort of motorcyclists who will ac- 
company him to the Hotel Majestic. There 
Governor Whitman will receive the Presi- 
dent's mess^e. As soon as the message 
is received It will be wig-wagged from the 
roof of the hotel by U. S. Signal Corps 
men as a signal for a sham battle to begin 
in Central Park across the street from the 

The promoters of the project expect to 
have all the details worked out within a 
few days. 


Takes All Three of Competitive Num- 
bers on Cheyemie Track 

CHEYENNE, Wyo., June 24.— Art 
Smith, on a Har ley-Davidson, won 
all three of the competition events staged 
for the benefit of the Red Cross on the one 
mile dirt track today. Smith not only took 
the feature 25-mile open number, which he 
completed in 29 minutes, 49 seconds, but 
also took the 10-mile go in 11 minutes and 
ten seconds, and the five-mile event in five 
minutes, 33 seconds. 

M. D. Folkrod, on an Indian, took sec- 
ond place in each of the races, while Wal- 
ter Witlock, on an Indian, took third place 
in the five and ten-mile events. An exhibi- 
tion ride of three miles by "Lucky** Horn, 
of Greeley, Colo., on an Indian and side- 
car, was clocked in 4:53. 


July 15 Atfatr on Pair Grounds Track 
Under Direction of "Mud" Gardner 

MANSFIELD, O., July 2.— Announce- 
ment is made by R. B. "Mud" Gard- 
ner that plans have been completed for a 
motorcjrcle race meet to be held at Fair- 
grounds Track, Mansfield, July 15. Six 
events are slated: 5-mile amateur, 5-mile 
professional, 10-mile bicycle race, pursuit 
race, and 25-mile professional. Attractive 
prizes are offered. 

Under Gardner's direction arrangements 
have been made to have a band on the 
scene and there are indications that the 
program will be one of the best staged in 
Mansfield or vicinity for some time. 


Ingestion to Abandon Big Atlantic City Program Is Dropped; Mi 
Emphasis to Be Placed Upon Strictly Business Proceedings 

NEW YORK. July 3.— It has been defi- 
nitely decided that the annual Cycle 
Parts convention will be held in Atlantic 
City, on the dates originally announced, 
August 6-10. Chairman Frank Chase, of 
the committee on general arrangements, 
made this statement following a conference 
in New York at which the views of all 
the various cjxle and allied branches were 

Pending a formal announcement of the 
program, Mr. Chase was able to state that 
more emphasis than in the past will be 

placed this year upon the strictly business 
aspects of the convention, in keeping with 
the national tendency to make every trade 
gathering count for the greatest possible 
efficiency. This does not mean that the 
popular social features will be eliminated — 
far from it — but simply that more time will 
be devoted to serious consideration of trade 
conditions, and to the specific problems 
confronting the allied industries. 

The full program for the convention will 
be published in next week's issue of Motor- 
cycle AND Bicycle Illustrated. 


Canvass of Two- Wheeler Industries Reveals That 

it; Building ContracU to Be Settled 

Is Against 

NEW YORK, June 30.— At a meeting 
of the Show Committee of the Mo- 
torcycle and Allied Trades Association 
held here this week it was definitely de- 
cided that two-wheeler trade folk will sup- 
port no national shows this year. 

As was stated in the last issue of Mo- 
torcycle & Bicycle Illustrated, the deci- 
sion to hold no show in Chicago was 
reached at an impromptu meeting in the 
Windy City a week or so ago, but at that 
time folks were quite undecided as to 
whether or no it would be advisable to 
drop the Gotham show into the discard. 
A thorough canvass of the cycle trade, 
however, made it apparent that the folks 
most deeply affected by the shows are in 
favor of abandoning them for the present 

year. Their thoughts on the subject are 
fully set forth in the following resolution, 
made by Mr. T. W. Henderson and sec- 
onded by Mr. Theurer, and unanimously 
passed by the Show Committee: 

"Having ascertained by conference with 
the various trades associations, namely the 
Bicycle Manufacturers* Association, Cycle 
Jobbers, Cycle Parts Makers, and Cycle 
Trade Directorate that they are ufiani- 
mously in favor of abandoning the pro- 
posed shows in Chicago and New York 
for the year 1917, I move that Manager 
A. B. Coffman be authorized to cancel the 
contracts which we hold with the Coliseum 
in Chicago and Grand Central Palace in 
New York, at the most advantageous terms 


StifiF Incline Provided for Affair on July 
8; Dealers Backing It 

ROCHESTER, N. Y.— The Rochester 
motorcycle dealers are working hard, 
with the assistance of Arthur Rochow, on 
plans for a big hill climb to be held Sun- 
day, July 8, on a hill about three miles 
from Rochester, known as West High Hill 
and which is about 800 ft. high with a 
climb of 600 ft.: all good solid smooth 
pasture field. The only non-skid devices 
to be allowed are the regulation anti-skid 


(Continued from page 15) 

number of machines that would be bought, 
but that the market of the American in- 
dustry would cover all the nations at war. 

"How about selecting a type to work 
upon and getting in touch with engineers 
abroad?*' said Mr. Harley. 

*T think that would be a very good plan," 
answered Captain Britton. 

Continuing, Mr. Harley remarked that it 
was not the proper plan to take ordinary 
enlisted men for motorcvcle service, and 

asserted that the motorcycle must have a 
trained driver. Captain Britton stated that 
he appreciated this. 

Mr. Rogers called attention to the fact 
that inexperienced men had failed to give 
the desired results with motorcycles on the 
Mexican border, whereas experienced driv- 
ers would easily have met all the require- 
ments regardless of the road and other con- 
ditions encountered. 

Relative to the matter of enlisting men 
for motorcycle service, Mr. Henderson as- 
serted that he had obtained information 
concerning service in the Quartermaster's 
Section of the Enlisted Reserve Corps, and 
that it would appear from this that there 
is a class of service in which the motor- 
cycle driver may enlist and become actively 
engaged in dispatch and other work in- 
volving the regular use of the motorcycle. 

Captain Britton. still further emphasizing 
the admitted importance of having experi- 
enced men to operate military motorcycles, 
stated that he would co-operate in every 
way possible. 

In connection with gun carriages, etc. 
Captain Britton stated that these matters 
should be taken up with the Ordnance De- 
partment. He pointed out that the military 
motorcycle is not intended to follow truck 
and motor cir trains. He stated that com- 
manders and truck masters will use the 
motor car, and that the motorcycle will be 
used for dispatch work and transportation 
of machine guns. 

It was decided to have the next meeting 
at Atlantic City, Monday. August 6, when 
the Motorcycle and Allied Trades Associa- 
tion will also meet 

July 5, 1917 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 



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News and Vietf^ of the Men Who Are Making Cycle History 

Doily in the Big Plants or in the Ranks of the 

National Sales Organizations 


Shortage of Paper Calls for Greatest Possible Efficiency in Handling 
of Factory Literature by Dealers, Says Harley-Davidson Co* 

MILWAUKEE. Wis.— In the effort to 
do its share in the national move- 
ment for conservation, the Harley-David- 
son Motor Company has sent out a circu- 
lar letter to all its dealers, urging them to 
make it their patriotic duty to put every 
particle of advertising matter to the best 
use, and not to waste any of it. The letter 
contains excerpts from an article in the 
Druggists' Circular of May, 1917. 

•There is a shortage in paper," the letter 
reads. "The President has asked every- 
body to help in saving our natural re- 
sources. Paper must be saved. There is 
not a big advertising manufacturer in the 
United States who does not know that a 
great deal of his advertising matter, which 
he supplies upon request, is wasted. 

•The retailer asks for booklets, window 
displays, posters, counter displays, and all 
sorts of advertising material. He does not 

tell the janitor or whoever opens his pack- 
age of goods that he has asked for such 
material. The man often rips the box 
open, throws the advertising matter away 
and puts the goods in stock. The man up- 
stairs wonders why the advertising matter 
has not been received. He writes and asks 
for more. Ofter he asks for it on a reply 
postcard, or because he has seen it offered 
in the trade journals. Sometimes he asks 
for a whole lot of advertising matter just 
to get a few samples. 

*lt is his patriotic duty at the present 
time to ask only for that advertising mat- 
ter, which he will use effectively. It be- 
hooves every retailer to put to work every 
particle of advertising matter which he can 
get from the manufacturer. None of it 
should be allowed to stay in the cellar. 
None of it should be allowed to go to 
waste behind the counter." 


Akron Tire Concern Announces Shifts 

in Sales Force 

AKRON, Ohio.— The Goodyear Tire & 
Rubber Co. announces the following 
changes in branch managers: 

B, S. Waterman, formerly branch man- 
ager at Boston, Mass., has been placed in 
charge of the solicitation of manufacturers' 
business in all departments for the New 
England district. 

C B. Pcschmann, who has been in charge 
of the Goodyear Sales School at Akron, 
becomes manager of the Boston branch. 
K. H. Dresser, formerly manager of the 
Springfield, Mass., branch, has been trans- 
ferred to Akron, and succeeded by R. E. 

Edward Lingenfelder, for a number of 
years manager of the Los Angeles branch, 
and one of the most widely known tire 
men on the Pacific Coast, has resigned 
to go into business for himself as a tire 
dealer. George Bellis has advanced from 
the position of manager at Sacramento to 
manager at Los Angeles, succeeding Lin- 

C- B. Reynolds, formerly manager, Ta- 
coma. Wash-, is now manager at Sacra- 
mento. A. E. Patterson, former salesman 
in the Portland, Oregon, branch, is now 
manager at Tacoma, Wash. 

recently made a test with the compound, 
in the course of which an automobile was 
run over a course of 292 miles with one 
of the rear tires being punctured with sev- 
eral nails which were left to remain in the 
tires, the other being similarly punctured, 
but the nails being removed. The test was 
highly successful in proving the efficacy 
of the C-L. tire sealing compound. 


Detroit Car Maker Takes Henderson for 
Special Service Between Plants 

DETROIT, Mich., July 2.— Quite the 
neatest compliment that could be paid 
the Henderson Motorcycle was the pur- 
chase of an electrically equipped machine 
last week by the Ford Motor Co. for serv- 
ice work between the new Ford tractor 
plant and the main Ford factory here. 

A unique feature of the situation is the 
fact that the Ford company paid the full 
retail price of $370 for the machine, de- 
spite the fact that that price is higher than 
is asked for the Ford touring car. 


PBfLADELPHiA. Pa.. Junc 30. — The Crew- 
Levick Co.. large accessory makers here, 
have developed a new tire selling com- 
pound nnder their well-known trade name 
C-L. The Automobile Qub of America 



From Spain comes an account of the 
opening of the motorcycling season with 
the Third Annual Kilometer Trials of the 
Royal Motor Club of Spain, held in Ma- 
drid. Although the weather conditions 
were unfavorable, Victor Landa, on an 
Indian, succeeded in making a new Spanish 
record for the distance, covering the course 
in 28 2/5 seconds, which is at the rate of 
slightly over 126^ kilometers per hour. 


Price Increase Was Expected and Fall- 
ing Off Causes Surprise 

NEW YORK, June 30.— Much to the 
surprise of folks interested in that 
product, and especially to rubber trade 
men themselves, the prices of crude rubber 
made a substantial drop during the past 
week instead of a rise, as was expected. 
Rubber from the far east was selling at 66 
cents and 67 cents a pound last week as 
against 86 cents a month ago. 

It is pointed out by tire makers, however, 
that the decrease in rubber prices is more 
than offset by the steadily advancing costs 
of the materials which enter into the fabric 
so that increased, rather than decreased, 
tire prices are in prospect. 


Knoxville, Tenn., July 2.— Carl Arm- 
strong, of Knoxville, who has just been 
credited with the long distance service 
record as a Cygnet delivery car driver, has 
acquired another record. Armstrong made 
a run from Knoxville to Athens, a distance 
of 61 miles, with a Cygnet passenger car 
on a Henderson motorcycle, and completed 
the trip on one gallon of gasoline. Arm- 
strong reports that there was not a stretch 
of level going 400 yards long in the entire 
journey, and that under the circumstances 
the performance of the Henderson-Cygnet 
outfit was truly a remarkable one. 


Minneapolis, Minn., June 29.— A. T. 
Severs, who has been assistant manager of 
the Indianapolis branch of the Firestone 
Tire & Rubber Co.. has been appointed 
manager ot the branch at Fargo, N. D. 
He succeeds W. R. McCarthy, who has re- 
signed to join the forces of the Rubber 
Products Company of this city. 


New York, July 2.— The commerce re- 
port issued by the Bureau of Foreign and 
Domestic Commerce under date of June 
29 announces that an agency is desired 
by a firm in Denmark for the sale of mo- 
torcycle parts. It is stated that the agency 
will be handled on a cash basis and that 
correspondence may be in English. De- 
tails may be obtained by manufacturers 
upon application to the Bureau of Foreign 
and Domestic Commerce, at Washington, 
D. C. 


M. Marin Faure, president of Faure- 
Langlade, Boulevard de la Republique, Le 
Puy-en-Velay. France, is anxious to enter 
into business relations with American firms 
willing to export gasoline in large quan- 
tities. Shipments are to be made via Bor- 
deaux. He is also in the market for side- 
car combinations. Correspondence and all 
data should be in French. 


Kansas City, Mo., June 25.— John Mur- 
ray, proprietor of the Western Motorcy- 
cle Co., agent for Harley-Davidson motor- 
cycles and bicycles in Kansas City, an- 
nounces that he will devote all his time 
hereafter to the motorcycle business. He 
finds that his present floor space doesn't 
permit him to do justice to both lines. 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

July 5, 19: 


Automobile Bureau Says That Motorcyclist* Need Not Pay Owner'* ^"* Hundred Kidcn Hade Tri] 

Motor Vehicle Tax; A Queer Classi6cation Zan«ville; Enjoyed Dinner 

lUEW YORK June 29.-In New York, at th.t time that New York motorcycle C°™d?; ?n^har«e*lfc ?"r 

i^ at least, the motorcvc e s not con- ownew wm.lH h*. nmifi^H :>. .^ th. „,-^n.r ' ' - "y- '" ^"^'B^ "< '-• H. B 

t least, the motorcycli 
sidered a motor vehicle. That fact came 
to light at Secretary of State's Automobile 
Bureau in New York to-day when it was 
disclosed that the Kelly- Cromwell bill re- 
quiring an owners' license for all motor 
vehicles owned within Greater New York 
is not construed as applying to motorcycles. 
A couple of weeks ago, just after Gov- 
ernor Whitman had signed the measure, 
inquiry at the same department brought 
forth the information that motorcycles as 
well as automobiles were included 

provision of the 

and it was stated 

would be notified i 
course of procedure as soon after July Ist, 
when the measure became a law, as pos- 
sible. It is now emphatically stated, how- 
ever, that the automobile bureau construes 
the measure as pertaining to automobiles 
exclusively, so all (notorcycle riders, even 
those with sidecars, are free to operate 
their machines with only the present' ma- 
chine license which costs $2.50. 

The Kelly-Cromweil bill calls for a 
special driver's license at a fee of $1, and 
makes possible the revocation of licenses 
for constant disobeyanee of the law. 


Denver Uotor Club Taldng Cenau* of 

Military Riders 

DENVER. Colo., June 29.— The Denver 
Motor Club is lining up owners of 
' automobiles, auto trucks and motorcycles 
with a view of forming motor vehicle com- 
panies for war service. The blanks they 
are putting into the hands of motor vehicle 
drivers have the following questions on 
them which have to do with motorcyclists : 
"Would you be willing to volunteer tor 
the use of our Government your services 
for any of the following purposes? No, 1. 
Motorcycle rider for dispatch carrying." 
No. 2. "Would you volunteer the use of 
your motorcycle?" No. 3. "Would you 
turn over to the Federal Government at 
the prevailing, market prices your motor- 
cycle?" One place on the blank is for the 
purpose of filling in ihe number of motor- 
cycles owned by the person signing the 

The idea, for the main part, however, is 
to see just how Denver is situated in re- 
gard to doing its part in furnishing motor- 
cycles and riders for the war if they are 


Scarcity of High Qravhy GaaoUne Leads 

to Lob Anseles Change 

LOS ANGELES. June 29.— Some light 
□n the real seriousness of the gaso- 
line situation was thrown on the subject 
today when City Oil Inspector Blackmar 
asked the City Council to adopt an ordi- 

nance of revised standards for gasoline. 
Heretofore all gasoline sold within the 
Los Angeles territory was first required 
to stand a gravity test, but the fact that 
the supply of gasoline conforming to the 
high gravity test specifications is on the 
wajie has led the oil inspector to ask for 
the substitution of the boiling test instead. 
The boiling test permits the use of heavier 

manager of the Columbus branch c 
Sykes Motor Co.. and P. I, Haynes, 
ley-Davidson distribuior, was voied a 
cess. The trip was made from Colu 
lo Zanesville. on June 17. with abou 
machines in line, including 25 sidecan 
quite a few tandems. 

Dinner was served at the Qarenden 
tel, and the parly returned home via 1 
eye Lake, where a short stop was i 
There were no mishaps throughout 
trip. One of the features of the tour 
the ride of Miss Mildred C. Gansoii, 
piloted a lightweight and kept up wit 
leaders throughout. 


CROOKSTON. MINN.— This place was 
made the night control foV about 150 
motorcyclists who took part in Gypsy Tours 
from nearby cities and towns. Moorhead 
and Fargo sent good-sized delegations of 
riders, and several other towns were rep- 
resented by smaller squads. Crookston 
gave them all a warm welcome. The city 
band furnished music and refreshments 
were supplied by public-spirited citizens. 

A snappy racemeet was staged by the 
Crookston M. C. at the Northwest Fair- 
grounds on Sunday afternoon, June 17. 
Both motorcycle and bicycle races were 
put on, with some novelty features. 


Denver Copa Trying Polite Treatment 
Cure for Offenders 

DENVER, Colo.. June 29.— The Denver 
police are trying out a new system of 
regulating traffic. It is as follows : When 
a motorcycle rider, or other motorist, vio- 
lates a certain traffic law he is stopped 
and politely told of the infraction and asked 
to be careful in the future. Their names 
are reported to the police headquarters, 
where they are indexed and the motorists 
will not be ordered to appear in police 
court on the first offense. 

Officers will check up the reports as they 
appear daily and if a motorist is found to 
have committed a second violation he will 
be ordered to appear in court. In this way, 
it is hoped, thai constant violators will be 
weeded out and the careful motorists will 
be unmolested. 


Buffalo, N. Y.— One hundred and 
machines, fully 80 per cent, of whicl 
sidecars or rear cars attached, left B 
for the Gypsy Tour outing on Su 
June 17. at Olcott Beach, on Lake 
lario. Homer Cumberland acted as 
manager. The tour was joined by i 
from Erie. Pa., who first paid a vi 
Niagara Falls, and then toured along 
the Buffalo riders to Olcott Beach, ' 
the gathering was joined by a dele( 
from Rochester, headed by Arthur Ro 
One glorious day was spent at the 


Waterbuhy, Conn.— Fred S. E 
tour manager, led a delegation of 61 
on a tour to Springfield, Mass.. on 5i 
June 24, in connection with the Na 
Gypsy Tours; bad weather occurring 
17 caused the postponement of the V 
bury tour for one week. On arrii 
Springfield the party visited the 1 
factory and inspected the entire 
They then proceeded to Forest 
where they had dinner and engaged 
series of field sports. They started < 
return journey at 5 o'clock, and got 
to Waterbury at 8 o'clock in the eve 


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San Francisco M. C. Will Hold Interest- 
ing Program on Hill "57" July 8 
SAN FRANCISCO.— Arrangements are 
being made by the San Francisco 
M. C. to hold a hill-climb July 8, on 
bill -S?," on the Bay Shore Road in South 
San Francisco. It is expected that about 
50 riders will participate in the program, 
including some from Los Angeles, Sacra- 
mento and other points. 

-■^mong the entries so far received are 
the following: Charles H. Meyer, Read- 
ing Standard; C. B. Oberg, Indian; "Dud" 
Perkins, Harky-Davidson; Homer Lou- 
dcnclous, Harley-Davidson; Glen Stokes, 
Excelsior; Ed House, San Jose; Ben 
Torres, San Jose; Al Zettle, Excelsior, 
and H, Fritts, Harley-Davidson. 



LOS ANGELES, June 24.— Bert L. Gil- 
more, proprietor of the Excelsior mo- 
torcycle agencies in Bakerslield and Taft, 
died at the California hospital as a result 
of his injuries when he was thrown from 
his motorcycle. Cilmore was riding to- 
ward Hollywood when the hghCs of an 
approaching automobile blinded him and 
he ran into some plowed ground, where he 
lost control of his machine. He suffered 
a fracture of the skull, and although the 
best surgeons available attended him at 
the hospital It was found impossible to save 
his life. 

Fred Hoffer and Carl Goudy, the well- 
known Excelsior representatives, went to 
the receiving hospital where Gilmore was 
first taken, and found his case was con- 
sidered hopeless. They immediately had 
him removed to the California hospital 
where the two best specialists in the city 
performed a trepan operation, but without 

Gilmore »a; a leader in the activities of 
the Bakerslield M. C. and also a member 
of the Los Angeles club. He was well to 
the front in all motorcycle competitJMi 
events staged in Southern California for 
years past, and was recognized on all sides 
as a good sportsman and a daring and 
capable rider. 

HBadquartar* of EKcriaior Motorcycl* and Bkycla Co. Jurt OccupisdL Tk* Stor* I* 
F«atur*d by EacsplioiwIlT Fma Show Window* 


Los Akgeles, June 28.— H. W. Smith, 
son of C, L. Smith, a well-known bi- 
cycle jobber of 1043 S. Olivet street, has 
just returned from his honeymoon, having 
been quietly married a month ago to Miss 
Edna Claire Cooley, of Los Angeles. The 
ceremony took place in Santa Barbara on 
April 30, and the young people returned to 
their respective homes, where they success- 
fully kept their secret until June 1. At 
that time tbey left for a motor trip north 
and a formal announcement was made of 
their marriage. "Tliey are now preparing 
to wdcome friends in their own home at 
343 West Sixtieth street, Los Angeles. 

Mr. Smith, who spent several 3'ears on 
the road as a traveler for his father, and 
wbo has. since been.- active nianaBer' at Ac- 
South Olivet .strefl ,sFtUfl<->a!wd«)y..ko«ti'n 
to California cyclists. 


Los Angeles — Pomona and Ganesha 
Park was the destination of the Los An- 
geles Gypsy Tour, which was a one-day 
affair, headed by T. E. Berry, Thor dis- 
iribulor. Unfortunately, the day broke 
quite the hottest that Los Angeles has 
seen in more than a score of years, which 
reflected negatively upon the attendance, 
.^t the park the boys enjoyed a dip in the 
pool, it being quite lo hot to do anything 
else, after which they lilled up with ice 
cream, iced tea and other cooling things 
and started back again. 


S.\ci(AMENTO, Cal.. June 28.— R. K. 
Bowman, of the Putznian-Bowman Co., 
of Sacramento, wholesale and retail deal- 
ers in motorcycles and bicycles, has 
bought out the interest of E. O. Pulz- 
man. and announces that he will continue 
ihe business at the present stand. 


S.\N Francisco, June 28.— Maggini & 
Perkins, local distributors for the Har- 
ley-Davidson. have received a shipment 
of ten machines, six sidecars and three 
delivery vans. Their business has been 
so good of late that they are a little be- 
hind in deliveries, but expect to catch up 
in a few weeks. Their chief call is for 
the 1?-J model. 


San Francisco. — The season for the mo- 
torcycle enthusiast is at last on in earnest. 
The sales of solo machines have been ex- 
ceptionally good, according to the local 
agents, while the demand for sidecars is 
greater than for any preceding year. . 


Hartfohd. Conn., June 29.— The State 
Department of" "Motor "Vctiicles has' com- 
■<pleted' taH9>-i)f' h«adkght 'lenses submitted 
tV'.'^aritias'-iHuuifacturers lof -diming de- 
vices and has passed upon and issued 

a list of such of the tenses as it 
approves. No other lenses will pass muster 
in Connecticut. Lists can be had by ad- 
dressing the State Department of Motor 
Vehicles, Hartford, Conn. 


Tacoma, Wash.— Ray E. Day, Tacoma 
Indian chief, is on the lookout for the six 
Indian machines and sidecars that have been 
shipped to Lieut. Col. J. B, Cavanaugh. 
■commanding the engineering corps at 
.American Lake. These were recently or- 
dered by the War Department for the Gov- 
ernment's new array post. Mr,- Day will 
see that the Government gels service on 
the machines when they arrive, and will co- 
operate in every way to aid the engineers 
in putting the Indians in service. 


pRoviDEN*CE, R. 1., June 29.— A motor- 
cycle will be added lo the equipment of the 
Providence police department, for use of 
the patrolman in Roger Williams Park, 
who for years has used a horse. The police 
commissioners find the horse inefficient for 
present day use. The machine will be used 
by the night and day men. 


Omaha, Neb., June 28.— Sergt. Grant, 
connected with the Ft. Omaha Balloon 
school, is one of the latest motorcycle re- 
cruits. He has purchased an electrically- 
equipped Indian of the Omaha Cycle Co., 
local representatives. 


Indianapolis, I nd.— Indianapolis was one 
of the few cities which staged a Gypsy 
Tour which measured up to all that the 
name implies. Headed by John Merz, 
some SO partidpants rolled through Rustic 
Brown County and despite the fact that 
the weather was more or less cold they 
camped out in real Gypsy fashion. The re- 
turn- trip was made Sunday, the weather 
being more itvoiMt, and on arrival the 
tourists partoolc of their firi^t table tneal 
since the start. 


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POLL il E ' 
REC S ¥' IN 

Indian's at it again! 

This time "Cannonball" Baker astride a 1917 
STOCK Indian Powerplus on the Cincinnati (Ohio) 
Speedway, June 28, annexed four more world's 

Here they are! — 

13861 Miles in 24 Hours! 

This exceeds the former record by 232f miles. 

Baker*s average miles per hour (<»' the actual riding time 


Or 57.77 miles per hour during the entire elapsed time. 


1000 Miles in 17 Hours, 261 Minutes! 

Baker clipped 3 hours, 15^ minutes fr<Hn the f (Miner record 
of 20 hoiu*s, 42 minutes. 

702 Miles in 12 Hours! 

Bettering the former rec<»^ by 107^ miles. 

500 Miles in 8 Hours, 38 Minutes! 

Which was 1 hour, 17^ minutes better than the best previ- 
ous record. 

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A convincing performance beyond all dispute — made on an absolutely STOCK 
model, with a regular STOCK POWERPLUS MOTOR— not special in the slight- 
est %ray! 

The irresistible POWERPLUS once more clinches its claim of being the 


Don't take any chances — be sure it's an 


(Largttt Motorcycle Manu/oclureri in thm World) 


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Only a Quartet Survives Providence 200- 
Mile Grind Out of Fort7-five Starters 
PROVIDENCE. R. I., July 2.— Four 
riders finished the 200-mile endurance 
run of the Providence M. C. yesterday with 
perfect scores— B. A. Swenson, Eddie 
Swenson, H. L, Wilson and F. C. Wilbur. 
The Swensons. dad and son. rode Indians, 
of course, Wilson bestrode an Excelsior 
and Wilbur used an Indian. 

About 45 riders participated. The start 
was made from Exchange Place. Provi- 
dence, at 7 :30 a, m., and the first stop 
was at Putnam al 9 o'clock. The other 
stops were as follows: Willimantic, 10:20; 
Hartford, 11:40; New Britain, 12:10; re- 
turn from New Britain at 1:10; Hartford, 
1:40; Willimantic. 3 p. m.; Putnam. 4:20; 
Exchange Place. Providence, 5 :S0. 


Buffalo, N. Y.. July 2. — The current 
issue of Pierce Bicycle Ntivs, the inter- 
esting house organ of the Pierce Cycle Co., 
devotes considerable space to the applica- 
tion of bicycles to police work. An at- 
tractive photograph showing two New 
York city policemen with their Pierce 
mounts adorns the cover of the booklet, 
and the text matter deals with the various 
phases of police service in which the bi- 
cycle has demonstrated its usefulness. 


Chicaffoan Tells How Personal Experience with Extselstor Light- 
weight Has Increased His Enthusiasm; Uses Mount Daily 

CHICAGO. III.— R. C. Crist, long rec- 
ognized as one of the most pro- 
gressive motorcycle dealers in the country, 
has given new evidence of his business 
acumen and all-round good judgment by 
getting back into the saddle of a motor- 
cycle for the present season. His present 
mount is an Excelsior lightweight. He 
opened the season by riding a heavy ma- 
chine, for the first time since 1913, but 
soon had his attention attracted to the ad- 
vantages of the "little feller." He now 
has more than 1,000 miles to his credit on 
the Excelsior lightweight, and is going 
strong for another thousand. 

'T am very much pleased with the light- 
weight machine," said Mr. Crist, recently, 
in a letter to Sales Manager Fred Malhis, 
of the Excelsior Motor Mfg. & Supply Co., 
"and find that it has ample power and 
speed, I am able to go forty miles an 
hour, and the machine will negotiate any 
hill or heavy roads that I have been able 
to find. It handles and controls for me 
much easier than the heavy machines ever 
did, and I like the machine so well that 
most of the time my automobile remains . 
in the garage and I ride the lightweight 
any and everywhere I go. 


Long Experience with Cycle Field and General Sales Matters Gained 
with Big Tire Companies Fits Him for New Duties 

F. Goodrich Co. at the Denver 

MIDDLETOWN, 0.— Trade workers 
throughout the cycle and allied fields 
will be interested in the announcement that 
Walter S. Tullis has just been appointed 
manager of distribution for the Miami 
Cycle & Mfg. Co. Mr. Tullis was formerly 
manager of the San Francisco branch of 
the Cnntinenlal Rubber Works, of Erie, 

Waltw S. Tnllb' 

Pa.,' having beep located '(here for the' past 
three j'eafs. He became identified with 
the bitycIS' and' bicycle tire industries in 
1960, when' 'he" entered the I'ubber trade 

with the 


After serving three years with the Good- 
rich folks at Denver. Mr. Tullis, together 
with his brother, C. B. Tullis, and C. C. 
Collins, formed the Overland Rubber Co., 
in Denver, which was operated on an ex- 
clusive jobbing basis. The Overland com- 
pany closed up its business in 1910, at 
which time Walter Tullis joined the forces 
of the Continental Rubber Works as spe- 
cial factor}- representative, with the entire 
country as his territory. In 1912-13 he 
was stationed in New York City, and in 
1914 he made his first trip to the Pacific 
Coast, where he has since been located. 

Mr. Tullis as distribution manager will 
have entire supervision over the handling 
of all distributors for the Miami Cycle & 
Mfg. Co. The Miami company adopted a 
policy some years ago of distributing its 
products through jobbers in the various 
sections of the country. This policy was 
put into effect so that Miami-made bicycles 
could he shipped the same day the order 
was received, to enable the company to 
maintain the highest possible standard of 
efficiencv in serving the dealers throughout 
the United States. At present there are 
forty-eight distributors of Miami-made 
products located in different sections of the 
country, so that a dealer, no matter where 
he may be located, can obtain Mian;! bi- 
cycles within 300 miles, , ,. 

The position which Mr. Tullis now oc- 
cupies will enable him to keep closely, in 
touch with these distributors 'and thei^^ales, 
organijations and thus ke?p strictly , ijp ' 
(o the minute the Miaini sfrvjcc" and. sales 
policy from coast tp coast. ■ ■ - , 

Criil on His LiBktwaiBht 

"You no doubt will have noticed by our 
purchase records that we have sold quite 
a few lightweights here in Chicago, and I 
am pleased to advise you that every one is 
giving complete and entire satisfaction. I 
believe that if each Excelsior agent that 
you have would get a lightweight and ride 
it, the same as I have, all would become 
so enthusiastic and such good boosters for 
this machine that your factory would be 
unable to produce enough to supply the 
demand that would come for ihem." 

In connection with Mr. Crist's enthusiasm 
for. the Excelsior lightweight, it, is inter- 
esting to note that Sales Manager Mathis 
and Joseph Grossmith, the latter also of 
the Excelsior forces, are now riding the 
capable little mounts between their homes 
at Oak Park and the factory, and that 
Frederic B, Hart, advertising counselor for 
the Excelsior company, is also a consistent 
lightweight rider. 


It Gives Full Piston Ring SpecificationB 
for All Motors 

ROCKFORD. III.. June 29.— The Burd 
High Compression Ring Co., of this 
city, maker of Burd piston rings, has is- 
sued a booklet that is more than ordi- 
narily interesting to both riders and folks 
identified with the motor vehicle trade. 
It is a 191? edition of a piston ring direc- 
tory which gives piston ring specifications 
for every motorcycle, automobile, tractor, 
stationary and marine motor now on the 
American market. 

Aside from covering machines now being 
made it also covers both motorcycles and 
automobiles which file in the orphan class. 
and it also is made all the more helpful 
and useful for the shopman by giving sev- 
eral tables which are particularly applic- 
able to motor vehicle work. The booklet 
is priced at SO cents. 


Denver. Colo., June 28.— It looks now as 
though the next big motorcycle race meet 
in Colorado is the one that is to be staged 
in ' Greeley on Labor Day— September 3. 
The meet will be in charge of the Greel^ 
M. C, and singe that organization made 
such a success, of ,its meet last Decoration, 
Day, even in. rainy weather, it looks as if, 
the Labor Day races at Greeley will be 
"cracker-jacks." ^. 

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Bicycling in Bermuda 

An ■ Inexpensive Trip Through a 

Scenic Paradise Over 300 Miles 

of Perfect Roads 

All Motors Barred But Cyclists Are Welcome 

By John Edwin Hogg 

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islands, : 


L themselves, nearly 

thousand miles from any mainland, with 
a climate of everlasting June, only two 
hundred square miles of land in the en- 
tire groii|j, but with 20,000 inhabitants, 
and three hundred tniles of the finest roads 
bridged over lietween nearly all ot the 
larger islands. Then you have a mental 
picture of ihc Bermudas, nestled in mid- 
Atlantic hundreds of miles off the path 
of steamships plying between America 
and Europe. 

To all the advantages of its climate, its 
roads and its scenery, the cyclist in con- 
sidering Bermuda should add the fact that 
' he may travel through this bicycle para- 
dise speaking no language other than Eng- 
lish, spending less money than it would 
cost him lo live at home, and that in 
traverttng the beautiful Coral highway? 
there tare n* motor vehicles to be'dodgetf. 
The'law^ of the' islands fortid'the use, 
of OMtor vehicles, so that' the 'cyclist, thd 
pedestrTan. *and'the lover ofhorses' have, 
the use of the highways all to themselves. 

The bicycle tourist to Bermuda, in all 
probability, would journey to the islands 
in one of the ships docking at Hamilton, 
the capital and principal city of the group. 
The islands rise like tiny clouds from an 
ocean of trackless indigo. Then as the 
steamer slowly wends its way into port 
through the great coral reefs of the Trem- 
bltnn Narrows, the rotting barnacle- 
covered hulks of half a doien or more 
stranded vessels bear mute testimony of 
how Juan Bermudez, the Spanish navi- 
gator, discovered the islands in 1S22 by 
■being shipwrecked upon them while en 
route to the West Indies from Spain. 

Hamilton ■ BMntiful Citr 

'Hamilton, on Long Island, is a beau- 
tiful modern city, with tine buildings, all 
of white coral rock and with red tile 
roots, while in frint of ^he city scores 
of' small cfa^ ply the surface of the beau- 
tiful' indigo bay. 

' The steamship companies will cariy 
one's bicycle to the islands as excess bag- 
gage, and the charge for the service is 

mrr ob Lanfbird Itliad 

trivial; but if one would avoid the trou- 
ble of taking his own bike along, excellent 
bicycles, of English manufacture, with two 
and three-speed gears, can be rented for 
as low as $2.50 a week. Therefore, if the 
sojourn is not to be of more than two 



i quit! 

economical to rent a wheel a 
own mount Then, too, with the rented 
machine, the user has the advantage of 
being able to get spare pans in the event 
any repairs are needed. 

There are many points of interest to be 
seen in and about Hamilton. It is an 
exceptionally bright and modern city, in 
spite of its isolation from the rest of the 
world, and its governmental buildings are 
especially interesting Many of the insti- 
tutions of government date back- to the old 
pirate days, and the stocks and pillory' 
and the old ftocginS postwt still in use. 
.^ll minor criminal offenses a^e punished 
with whipping!, and as a result the native- 
have a 'wholesome respect for the laws. 

Altbou^ there are more, than 20/31 
souls in the islands there is seldom an 

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July 5, 1917 

case in the courts warranting any pun- 
ishment more serious than a small fine or 
a few lashes at the post. And because the 
people are law-abiding, the cycle tourist in 
the islands may leave his pistol at home 
without the slightest fear of molestation; 
in fact, the laws stipulate a heavy line 
for anyone found with weapons in their 
possession. There is also a law providing 
punishment tor the owners of dogs that 

be a bit of the Old World in itself, and is 
quaint and interesting. The navy yard 
is, of course, its principal center of corn- 
Touring south from Somerset the roads 
are magnilicent, the scenery picturesque 
beyond description and strongly reminiscent 
of Cornwall in England; but the cyclist 
will encounter some hills that will necessi- 
tate walking up, unless his mount is 

its powerful lighting mechanism is in 
tensely interesting, but even if Ughthouse 
are as commonplace as A, B and C, th 
view from the guard rail would be hand 
some compensation for the effort of reach 
ing it 

For fifty miles in every direction one' 
eye falls on the steel blue rim of th 
sky and ocean, while in the center, th 
entire group of islands cluster like 

Eacli*h Crcl* TouH*t 

are allowed to attack or annoy cyclists. 
Consequently the dogs are trained to do 
their barking at passing wheelmen without 
venturing beyond the curb. Bicycle thieves 
are also non-existent in Bermuda. 

From Hamilton the cyclist who would 
visit all of the principal points of interest 
might choose any one of numerous ex- 
cellent itineraries. He would, by all 
means, want to visit the great aquarium 
on Agars Island, and this may be done 
after a delightful twenty-minute sail in 
any of the native sloops or motor boats 
that put off from Hamilton. This intensely 
interesting institution is open to the public 
without charge, and live specimens of 
every known species of Bermudian fishes 
and marine forms may be studied at close 
range in haunts that are exact replicas of 
those formerly inhabited in the briny deep, 
A visit to the aquarium is also an excel- 
lent schooling for a trip to the marine 
gardens. The most beautiful marine gar- 
dens are on a series of coral reefs some 
nine miles off the Island of Somerset, and 
are viewed from glass bottomed boats that 
are towed out daily from Hamilton by a 
small steamer. 

Exc«ll«iit Coral Highway! 

A causeway leads across the bay from 
Hamilton to the Island of Paget, and 
then the cyclist may travel over fhe most 
superb coral highways, across mile after 
mile of beautiful agricultural country, 
throufih Smith's, Cooper's, St. David, and 
Nonsuch Islands to the island and town 
oi Somerset Much of the distance is past 
hedges or roses, hyacinths, and oleanders 
that grow in such profusion as to be a 

.-Xt Somerset, if one is able to give a 
good account of himself, there is little 
dilhculty in securing a pass to visit John 
Bull's great Bermudian navy yard. There 
are generally several dreadnoughts in the 
docks, and a floating drydock that is said 
10 be the largest structure of the sort ever 
hiiili. The Town of Somerset appears to 

equipped with a two or three-speed gear. 
If he enjoys such a luxury, he may whistle 
"Johnnie Walker" or some other jaunty 
British air as he pedals slowly, but with 
little effort up the steepest of the hills. 

A Wonderful Lightboute 

Arriving at the top of Great Hill, which 
is the southern extremity of the Island of 
Somerset, the mammoth new lighthouse is 
the principal point of interest. It is a great 
steel and concrete structure, in which one 
tests his prowess as a mountain climber 
as he circles up an apparently never-end- 
ing corkscrew stairway. Puffing and 
blowing like a porpoise, the top is event- 
ually reached. Here if one is unfamiliar 
with lighthouses, the structure itself with 

frnn Pacat Iiluul 

handful of berries in a great blue chin: 
bowl. The various islands, the harbors 
inlets and towns are all spread out like : 
detailed map, and, indeed, it would be ai 
easy matter to make up a touring itinerar; 
simply from the view that is obtainabli 
from the lighthouse. 

From the lighthouse one may tour eas 
through the Island of Paget over mag 
nificent coral highways bordered by acre, 
of Easter lilies, poincianas and mangrovi 
trees. For ten miles practically every incl 
of the distance is downhill. One traverse; 
a most delightful country until about mid 
way across the Island of Paget a roa( 
leads off to the right, which, if followet 
for two miles through gently rolling coun 
try, will bring the cyclist out at Elbov 
Beach, which is reputed as one of thi 
finest natural bathing places in the entin 
world. The water is of a delightful tem 
perature all the year around, while oni 
may wade out over a beach of fine cora 
sand for fully a quarter of a mile withou 
getting into water more than waist deep 

By consulting a globe it will be seei 
that a line could be drawn south fron 
Elbow Beach through the Atlantic Oceai 
to the South Pole without touching a soli 
tary point of land. The ocean having ai 
uninterrupted sweep against the beach fo 
more than half a hemisphere, as may h 
imagined, has combers that are high am 
vigorous enough to satisfy the most darin] 

Tba Author EnjojiiiK Ona of tbo Excel- 
lent Coral HiKliway* 

Returning to the main highway of Page 
from the Elbow Beach road, a journey o 
two miles more toward the east and souti 
brings the cyclist to Lake Bermudei, ; 
beautiful inland lake, completely sur 
rounded with tropical vegetation, and liter 
ally teeming with every form of aquatii 
bird life to be found about the shores o 
the Atlantic. The waters of the lake an 
brackish, and they rise and fall with thi 
tide of the ocean. This fact, togethe 
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cycling activities from five timely angles 

Uilnc We*tfiald Bicyda*. 2 — Shqiment of Rwdins-SUBcUrd Bicycles RK«iT*d by W. Mahui, of Rad 
3 — Harfwrt WbU, ■ Rochortar, N. Y., Spaad Boy. 4 — Bicycle CuTiar DanMd by Hatbaw Rittar, Naw 
YoA City. S — Fire "Indiuu" on Incli&n( in Pomoiu, Cai., BicjrcU Panula 

teni to hold the office through his lack of 
knowledge of racing and his inconsistency 
in the matter of decisions. He has surely 
"gummed the cards" and made a sorry mess 
of things at the Velodrome. 


Eddie Bedford, Throuflrh Ignorance of Rules and Incompetency, 
Makes a Sorry Muddle of the Referee's Job at Newark 

EDDIE BEDFORD, who for a number of 
years has been the announcer at ihe 
Velodrome in Newark, N. J., was this year 
placed in the position of referee at the track. 
Bedford replaced Arthur Ross, who was the 
incumbent of the office for about live years. 
Bedford's lack of knowledge of the rules 
of cycling has caused him to make some 
verj' rank and unreasonable decisions. He 
has fined riders for "looking around." fined 
Others for teaming and disqualified others 
for the same offences. Where he draws the 
line, or why he draws the line and punishes 
contestants in different manners for the 
same offence and fails to act in other cases 
is the great mystery. 

Rafara* Wu >t Saa 

His prize "bloomer" was turned loose on 
a long- suffering public in the one-mile na- 
tional championship race for the amateurs, 
which was staged at the Newark track on 
Wednesday night, June 27. To an ordinary 
mortal it seemed that Bedford was at sea 
or about a thousand miles off shore when 
that race was being run. 

Champion Staehle, Fred Taylor, Gus 
Lang and Chris Dotterweich, all New- 
arkers, qualiiied for the final. Staehle and 
Taylor fell on the back stretch at about the 
half-way mark. Dotterweich and Lang 
went on and Dotterweich won with Lang 
trailing him home by 50 yards. Taylor re- 
mounted and finished about the same dis- 
tance back of Lang. Staehle made no at- 
tempt to finish. After the race was finished 

Bedford disqualified Dotterweich for riding 
above the second black line. 

The rules state that falls in championship 
races shall call for a rerunning of the race. 
Staehle protested that the race should not 
stand as finished, but Bedford was obdurate 
until he was acqauinted with the rule. Then 
he changed his mind and his decision and 
ordered the race restarted. Staehle won on 
the rerun with Taylor, Dotterweich and 
1-ang trailing him home. 

At the same meeting he disqualified Jake 
Magin, who finished second in the two- 
mile handicap, for teaming with Fred Hill, 
and Hill was fined $10 for his share in the 
deal. Magin protested, saying that he was 
not teaming with Hill, but with another 
rider. Bedford "got" the other rider in 
the last race of the day for "looking 
around," despite the fact that almost every 
rider in preceding races "looked around." 

Early in the season he fined and disquali- 
fied Gordon Walker for "looking around," 
He was forced to reverse his decision in 
that case and remit the fine. He disquali- 
fied Arthur Spencer in the Grand Prize of 
Newark for "looking around" and fined 
other riders the same day for the same of- 
fence. Wednesday night, June 20, he dis- 
qualified the Spencer brothers in the first 
heat of a team match with Frank Kramer 
and Alfred Goullet for switching, and in 
the last heat when Goullet switched Art 
Spencer no action was taken. Other 
"bloomers" are on record. 

Bedford has proven that he is incompe- 


American Paced King Defeata Madonna, 
Wile}' and Corry at Pbiladedphia 

PHILADELPHIA. Pa., July 3.— Clarence 
Carman, the American paced cham- 
pion, finished away in the lead in the 50-mile 
motor-paced race at the Point Breeze track, 
Thursday night, June 28. Carman was op- 
posed by Vincent Madonna, of Providence : 
George Wiley, Syracuse, and Frank Corry. 
Australia, and they finished as named. The 
time for the race was 1 hour, 2 minutes and 
19 seconds. 

William Vandeberry won a five- mile mo- 
torcycle race against Steve Senhouse in 
3 :SS and in a three-cornered race at three 
miles he beat both Senhouse and Billy Arm- 
strong in 2:16 4/5. Armstrong gave a two- 
mile exhibition in 1 :27. 


Kansas Cnv, Mo.. June 30.— The Seller* 
Cycle Co., according to Maurice Sellers, the 
proprietor will annex a tine of sporting 
goods as a sideline to the bicycle business. 
Mr, Sellers has a good location for the 
handling of the two lines, as his estabhsh- 
ment is just across the road from The 
Parade. Kansas City's big public play- 
ground, on which bicycle races, track meets, 
tennis, swimming, baseball and all manner 
of sports are held. 




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Proposal Calk for Participation of Dealer Bodies frcmi Nine Dominion 
Centers in Big September Conference at Toronto 

TORONTO, Ont— The suggestion has 
been made in Canadian bicycle trade 
circles that a general convention of bicycle 
dealers be held next September, either in 
Toronto or Montreal, for the purpose of 
organizing a National Retail Bicycle Deal- 
ers' Association. It is proposed that the 
assembly be held either during or after the 
Canadian National Exhibition at Toronto, 
where there will be a number of bicycle 
exhibits by manufacturers and jobbers of 
the Dominion. 

In addition to organizing a national body 
for the protection and extension of the bi- 
cycle business, the congress would deal 
with many matters, such as details for the 
1918 Bicycle Week, a campaign for Christ- 
mas sales and a discussion of prospects for 
the coming year. It is intended to use the 
local dealer associations in some nine dif- 

ferent Canadian centers as the basis for the 
national organization. 

If the convention is held in Montreal, 
the dealers would cruise to that city im- 
mediately after the closing of the Toronto 
exposition on one of the big boats which 
cover the route down the St. Lawrence 
River. Meetings can be held on board the 
vessel and be followed by gatherings and 
demonstrations on land. 

Those who have already been consulted 
in the matter have become enthusiastic over 
the proposition. The Canadian Cycle As- 
sociation, consisting of the manufacturers 
and jobbers in this country, is expected to 
take an active part in supporting and en- 
couraging the convention. Due notice will 
be given of the dates, etc., so that Western 
retailers can make arrangements for their 
annual trips to the East at convention time. 


Belgian Defeats Wiley, Carmen and Ma- 
donna at the Revere Beach Track 

REVERE. Mass.. July 2.— Victor Linart, 
the Belgian, won the one hour motor- 
paced Brassard race at the Revere Beach 
track, Wednesday, June 27. Linart won 
from George Wiley, Syracuse; Vincent Ma- 
donna, the Providence Italian, and Clarence 
Carman, the champion, in the order named. 
In the hour Linart covered 41^ miles. 

Lloyd Thomas, the San Francisco "pot 
hunter," copped the five-mile open for the 
professional sprinters in a pretty finish with 
George Bowker, the Inwood, L. I., sprinter. 
John Fardig, Orient Heights, was given the 
"miss-and-out" race after William Eager, 
of Newark, had been disqualified after fin- 
ishing first. Summaries: 

Half-mile handicap, amateur — Won by Leo Mag- 
Kjloi, Orient Heights, 120 yards; second. William 
Cupit, Roxbury, 90 yards; third, Victor Green- 

Suist, Revere, 115 yards: fourth, John Carruthert, 
Eeachmont, 85 yards. Time, S6H seconds. 
Miss-and-out. amateur — Won bV John FardiR. 
Orient Heights; second, Fred McKenzie. Revere: 
third. LouiA Hiban, New York; fourth, Frank 
Locan, South Boston. Time, 3:26}i. Distance, 
1 5^ miles. 

Quarter-mile handicap, professional — Won bv 
GcorBc Bowker, Inwood, L. I., 55 yards; second, 
Pat LoRan, South Boston, 45 yards; third. Hardy 
Tackson, Revere, 60 yards: fourth. HuRh McPart- 
larid. Boston, 40 yards. Time, 28 f^ seconds. 

Five-mile open, professional — Won by Lloyd 
Thomas, San Francisco; second, GeorRe Bowker, 
Inwood, L. I.; third, Tim Sullivan, New Haven; 
fourth. Tommy Grimm, Newark. Time, 12:04J4. 

THE EMPIRE'S "100'' 

Brooklyn Club Will Stage 100-Mile Race 
at Sheepshead Bay Sunday Next 

BROOKLYN, N. Y., July 3.— The Empire 
City Wheelmen will hold a 100-mile 
bicycle race on the Sheepshead Bay course. 
Sunday, July 8, the start being scheduled 
for 6 a. m. Among some of the **Vets" who 
will compete in the race will be Hugh R. 
Brown, of the old King's County Wheel- 
men; Archie Hansen, "Pop" Rhodes, Ray 
Terry and Oscar Johnson. John Becht and 
Paddy Kane are among the new riders that 
will start. 

The club will offer gold medals of the 
club design for all riders doing the distance 
in six hours. Silver medals of club design 
will be presented to all finishing in 6^/2 

hours and bronze medals for all who finish. 
Hugh R. Brown offers a gold medal of Em- 
pire design for first man to finish in 5 hours 
and 30 seconds. William Taylor will award 
a medal to the second man to finish in 5 
hours and 30 seconds. Mr. Brown will also 
give gold medals to all riders beating five 
hours for the century. 


Salt Laker Clinches Western Title at 
Beck's Track at Salt Lake City 

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, June 30.— 
Willie Pfister clinched his claim to the 
amateur championship of the West at Beck's 
track, Sunday, June 24. Pfister made his 
title sure by taking the two-mile event from 
Ray Walker, Gerald Thatcher and J. Mc- 
Donald in the final of the titular event. 
Pfister has 18 points against 10 for Walker, 
8 for E. Brodbeck, 7 for Clarence Samuel- 
son and 5 for McDonald. One more race, 
is to be contested. Summaries: 

Six-mile time trial by Albert Crebs. 
Time, 17 2/S seconds. 

One mile against time by William Pfister. 

One mile novice— Won by J. Solamon; 
W. Shephard, second. Time, 3:14. 

Two-thirds-mile Brassard — Won by Fred 
Ball ; second, J. McDonald. Time 2 :00. 

One mile handicap, amateur — Won by 
Sherman Falhenrath, 200 yards; second, 
Ray Walker, 40 yards ; third, Fred Ball, 130 
yards; fourth, J. McDonald, 100 yards. 
Time, 2:11. 


Continued Activity Enables Dealers to 
Improve Their Places of Business 

ST. JOHN, N. B.— A recent bicycle fea- 
ture in St. John was the fine window 
display of Emerson & Fisher, who do a 
large wholesale and retail hardware trade. 
All the windows of the large store were 
given over to the bicycle for one week. 

E. T. Langille, a hustling bicycle dealer 
of St. John, has greatly improved the ap- 
pearance of his store by rebuilding his show 
window and rearranging his floor space. A 
platform was built in the wirtdow on which 

the Massey bicycle, which he ha^idles, is 
attractively displayed. 

Fredericton, N. B., has always l)een 
considered the real bicycle town of eastern 
Canada, but Woodstock, N. B., is begin- 
ning to make a big showing with wheels. 
Many bicycles have been sold in Woodstock 
during the past two years, and a visitor to 
the town is at once impressed with the 
great number of bicycles in use by all 
classes of people for both pleasure and 


Former Paced Champion Again Racing 
— Corry Wins Revere Beach Feature 

REVERE. Mass., July 3. — Elmer Collins, 
former paced champion, attempted a 
"come back" in the game at the Revere 
Beach track Saturday night last. Collins 
was pitted against Frank Corry and Tim 
Sullivan in a 25-mile race. Corry won 
with Sullivan in second place. The time 
was 36:00f^. The summaries: 

Ouarter-mile Handicap, Amateur — Won by 
Mike Barber, Brighton, 75 yards; second. W. R. 
Grcenquist, Everett, 75 yards; third, J. W. Car- 
ruthers, Beachmont, 50 yards. Time 28 H. 

Two-mile Open, Amateur — Won by William 
Ea^er, Newark; second. John Fardig, Orient 
Heights; third, Louis Hiban. New York City. 
Time 4:20H. 

Five-mile Tandem-paced Race, Professional — 
Won by Pat Logan, South Boston; second, Tom 
Grimm, Newark. Time 9:58^. 

Three-quarter-mile Handicap, Professional — 
Won by Tom Connolly, Everett, 100 yards; sec- 
ond, Hugh McPartland. Boston. 90 yards; third, 
Dennis Connolly, Everett, 120 yards. Time 

Five-mile Open, Professional — Won by Lloyd 
Thomas, San Francisco; second, Tom Grimm, 
Newark; third, George Bowker, Inwood. L. I. 
Time 11:55?^. 


Phil.\delphia, Pa., July 3.— Menus Be- 
dell, Newark, was the big star at the Point 
Breeze track Saturday night. Bedell won 
the 40-miIe paced race against Fred Her- 
bert, Fall River; Michael Debaets, Belgium, 
and George Cameron of New York, in that 
order. The time was 48 :56. In a time trial 
Bedell rode five miles in 5:19, which bet- 
tered Ray Duer's time for the distance of 
5:2314. Steve Senhouse won two motor 
races at three and five miles from Billy 
Armstrong and William Vandeberry, the 
latter finishing second in each race. The 
times were 2 ASH and 3:56, respectively. 


Kansas City. Mo.. June 25.~Recently 
the motorists and pedestrians along Benton 
Boulevard had their attention attracted 
and held by a spectacle fit for sore eyes. 
The attraction was two young ladies rid- 
ing bicycles along the boulevard. It was 
not the ladies' costumes that caused such a 
stir of excitement, but it was the fact that 
this is the first time in many years that 
young ladies past the 20-year old mark 
have been seen cycling upon the highways 
of this city. Most certainly the event 
points to the fact that bicycling is to have 
and is having a real revival here. 


Toronto, Ont.— Harry Richard, Toronto, 
for many years a member of the executive 
of the Canadian Wheelmen's Association, 
is mourning the death of his father. Cyrelle 
Richard, who has died in his sixty-fifth 
year from pneumonia. 


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July 5, 1917 


and Former Australian Take Team Match Against the 
Spencers — ^Referee Causes Fine Muss in Amateur Championship 

NEWARK, N. J, July 3.— At the Velo- 
drome, Wednesday night, June 27, the 
professional feature was a return, or **re- 
venge" team match between Frank L. 
Kramer, the American champion, and Al- 
fred Goullet, the former Australian, and 
Arthur and William Spencer, the Toronto 
sprinters. Due to a disqualification a week 
previous, when it seemed to many the 
Spencers were deprived of a win, the match 
was put on to give them a chance to try 
their luck. The Kramer-Goullet team, how- 
ever, won the match in straight heats, Goul- 
let finishing first on each trial. 

The one-mile national championship for 
the amateurs, the fourth of the series of 
six races to decide the 1917 title, resulted 
in a sorry muss due principally to the ig- 
norance of the rules on the part of the 
referee. Amateur Champion John L. 
Staehle, Fred Taylor, Gus Lang and Chris 
Dotterweich, all of this city, qualified for 
the final. At about the half-way mark 
Staehle and Taylor fell while trying to force 
each other in front. Dotterweich went on 
and won with Lang in second place, and 
Taylor, who had remounted, finished third. 
Staehle did not try to finish. 

The announcer tried to inform the crowd 
that the referee had disqualified Dotter- 
weich for riding above the black line, but 
the crowd would not listen to him. Later 

it was announced that in case of a fall in 
championship races the event will be rerun. 
H^d the referee been competent such a 
farce as having the three riders finish and 
then try to disqualify one of them would 
not have occurred. Staehle won on the re- 
run from Taylor, Dotterweich and Lang, 
who finished in that order. The standing in 
the title series following that race is as fol- 
lows: Staehle, 17 points; Taylor, 12; Dot- 
terweich, 5 ; Lang, 5 ; Eager, 3 ; Hoffman, 3 ; 
Horan, 1. 

The five-mile open for the professionals 
resulted in a win for Reggie McNamara. 
Alfred Goullet made a great ride but failed 
to win by a small margin. Charles Piercey 
won the half-mile handicap and Eddie Mad- 
den took the invitation. Summaries: 

One-mile American championship, amateur — Won 
by John L. Staehle, Newark; second, Fred Tay- 
lor, Newark; third. Chris Dotterweich; fourth, Gus 
Lang, Newark. Time, 2:495^. 

One-mile handicap, amateur — Won by Marcel 
Burger, San Francisco, 90 yards; second. Jerry 
Nunziata, New York City, 100 yards; third. George 
Chapman, Newark, 85 yards; fourth, Frank Small, 
New York City, 100 yards. Time. l.SSyi. 

Half-mile handicap, professional — Won by 
Charles Piercey, Australia, 30 yards; second. Will- 
iam Hanlev, San Francisco, 25 yards; third. Tommy 
Smith. Newark, 40 yards; fourth, George Cameron, 
New York City, 40 yards. Time, 53 H seconds. 

Two-mile invitation handicap, professional — Won 

^ by Eddie Madden, Newark, 30 yards; second, John 

Bedell, Newark, 80 yards; third. Charles Piercey, 

scratch: fourth, Al Fialstead, Sacramento, 70 yards. 

Time, 3:56H. 


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with a study of the fishes of the lake, has 
led geologists to believe that the lake is 
connected with the sea by subterranean 
passages. Although the natives have 
seined in the lake for generations, there 
seems to be no diminution of the fishes. 

The cyclist leaves the Island of Paget 
over several miles of small islands bridged 
over by causeways, and after visiting the 
great British military barracks on the 
Island of Bermuda, comes to the caves, 
a great series of natural caverns, some 
of which have never been fully explored. 

The Crystal Cavern, the largest of the 
caves, is entered by a stairway that des- 
cends apparently into the very bowels of 
the earth. The stairway terminates at the 
head of a ladder, down which the visitor 
goes for a hundred feet more. Another 
stairway is reached, the bottom of which 
rests on a boat landing on the shore of 
a great subterranean lake, that is entirely 
roofed over with a maze of stalactites. In 
an electrically lighted rowboat the guide 
steers his course as the occupants duck 
their heads to dodge an occasional low- 
hanging stalactite. 

An ImpreMiv* Sp«ctacl« 

The waters are as clear as crystal, and 
by diverting the light downward the bot- 
tom can be seen anywhere from twenty 
to a hundred feet below, with its forest 
of stalagmites projecting upward. The 
stalagmites prove that there was no water 
in the caverns when they were formed. 
Great fishes dart in and out through the 
crystal forest and quarrel with each other 

over bits of meat and other food that the 
guide tosses out to them. Like Lake 
Bermudez the underground lakes are also 
apparently connected with the sea; a fact 
indicated both by the fishes, and the rise 
and fall of the water with the surface 
of the sea, according to the tides. 

Coming out of the caves, the cyclist 
finds that he is like an owl that has 
come out of a hollow tree in the da)rtime. 
But his eyes soon become accustomed to 
the change in light, and continuing the 
journey the highway leads across the 
Island of Bermudez to the shores of Har- 
rington Sound. 

Sigbtfteeing at Harrington Sound 

The sound is a great landlocked body 
of water, the surface of which is always 
several feet higher than the surface of the 
ocean except at high tide. This is due to 
the fact that there is but one entrance 
to the sound which is large enough only 
for the passage of row boats or small 
sloops. At high tide the sound fills to 
the level of the ocean, but low tide comes 
on more rapidly than the sound can be 
emptied through the tiny inlet. As a re- 
sult the water is being discharged from 
the sound at all times except at high tide, 
but the low tide level of the sea is never 
reached by the waters of the sound. 

Crossing the great causeway several 
miles through the open ocean the cyclist 
pedals from Harrington Sound to the 
Island of St. Georges, where after a de- 
lightful spin through fertile plantations of 
bananas, potatoes, onions, and Easter lilies. 

One-mile team race, professional — Frank 
Kramer, East Orange, and Alfred Goullet, Newa 
vf. Arthur and William Spencer, Toronto. W 
by Kramer and Goullet in straight heats. Tin 
3:29H and ZiSSH- 

Five-mile open, professional — Won by Rest 
McNamara, Australia: second, Alfred Goull 
Newark; third, William Spencer, Toronto; fourl 
Alfred Grenda, Australia. Time, 9:55. 


Newark, N. J., July 3.— W. C. Thomi 
son, of San Antonio, Texas, who has n 
cently established and shattered unpace 
standing start road records, has arrived i 
this city. Thompson stated that he did nc 
contemplate entering the amateur races a 
the Velodrome at jpresent, but might do s« 
later. The record-breaking Texan plans t< 
go to Springfield and Westficid, Mass., U 
visit the Hendee and Westfield Mfg. Co 
plants. Thompson in his record feats, wa: 
mounted on a Super-Monarch made by th< 
Westfield Mfg. Co., which was fitted wit! 
Pye-Musselman tires. 


Kansas City, Mo., June 30.— Z. Godin, 
manager of the bicycle department of the 
Schmelzer Arms Company, reports that he 
is busy preparing to move the retail sales 
department from the fifth floor of the main 
building to the first floor of the new an- 
nex recently erected. The move will give 
the department the additional floor space 
that it needs and also the advantage of the 
street entrance. 

the city of St. Georges is reached. St. 
Georges is principally a seaport. 

If the cyclist cares to visit one of the 
most interesting and unusual prisons in 
the whole world, he has only to pedal 
a mile and a half from St. Georges across 
the bridge to the Island of Boaz, where 
the Bermuda penitentiary is located. The 
prisoners are kept at work breaking coral 
rock for the construction and repair of 
the highways. Each man is allotted a 
certain number of bushels each day, ac- 
cording to his physical ability. There is 
but one guard in the prison and he is 
entirely unarmed. A stone fence that 
could be easily climbed is the only barrier 
used for keeping the prisoners from es- 

The institution has much less the appear- 
ance of a prison than the average military 
camp. It is said that due to the almost 
utter impossibility .of one*s getting off 
the islands without the knowledge of the 
authorities, escaping from the prison would 
be of almost no advantage. 

A Leisurely Tour Is Best 

From the Island of Boaz the cyclist 
would probably return to Hamilton over 
the Harrington Sound causeway and 
across Great Bermuda Island. It is a jour- 
ney of but twelve miles over fine roads 
and gentle rolling country. Of course, it 
is possible for one to cycle over the entire 
road system of Bermuda in only a few 
days, but the wheelman who takes his 
time, spending several weeks in the islands, 
stopping at the little inns and hotels along 
the roads, and visiting all the many points 
of interest along the route, will get the 
most out of it. 

July 5, 1917 

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Oliver Will Stage Annual Program Au- 
gwt 12; Big Tum-Out Expected 

NEW YORK, June 25.— Bronx raolor- 
cydisls are looking forward to a big 
time on Sunday, August 12, when Oliver 
Berckhemer will stage his annual social 
run. Last year the genial Oliver took IGO 
riders out for the event, and he looks for- 
ward confidently to having a still bigger 
party this year. 

The August 12th program covers a 
secret time run of approximately 150 
miles over good roads. An entry fee will 
be charged, which will entitle each rider to 
a big dinner and to participation in sev- 
eral other inleresting features. In case of 
rain the run will be held the following 
Sunday. Full details can be obtained by 
communicating with Oliver Berckhemer, 
at 959 Brook Ave., Bronx, N. Y. 

onthly for supplies and salaries, and 
Louisville cycle dealers feel sure that 
some of this money will find its way to 
their cash registers. Even though the 
soldiers will have no occasion to pur- 
chase motorcycles on their own account, 
the heavy expenditure by the Govern- 
ment in Louisville and vicinity is ex- 
pected to stimulate the general prosperity 
of the district to a point where all classes 
of workers will be better fitted to become 



:, Ky.. June 28.— KUne Bro 


Denver, Colo., June 22. — Floyd Clymer, 
Excelsior dealer at Greeley, Colo., is of- 
fering to take Liberty Bonds as first pay- 
ment on motorcycles. For a $50 bond he 
states he will allow $51.25. and on a $100 
bond he will allow $102.50. Clymer is do- 
ing some tall hustling these days and is 
getting results In the way of a nice busi- 

local H a rley- Davidson dealers, report 
that they have sold 22 Harley-David- 
sons so far this season, a showing which 
is considered satisfactory in view of the 
somewhat uncertain business situation. 
"We find that the tone of business 
throughout this entire district is improv- 
ing daily." said Mr. Kline a few days ago, 
"and there is ?very reason for believ- 
ing that the tnotorcycle will make more 
rapid strides during the next four or five 
months than ever before. Continued bad 
weather has had a great deal to do with 
holding back business in Louisville and 


UcisviLLE, Ky., June 28,— The an- 
nouncement that the Government has 
decided to locate the Kentucky-Indiana 
mobilization camp at Louisville is wel- 
comed by motorcycle dealers in this city 
and vicinity. It is assumed that the Gov- 
ernment will spend about $1,500,000 


New York, June 20.— H. Raoul has re- 
signed the presidency of the Audubon 
Motorcycle Corporation, dealers in Indian 
and Cleveland motorcycles, and has opened 
his own agency at 1050 St. Nicholas ave- 
nue, this city, where he will carry Indian 
motorcycles and bicycles exclusively. 

The new quarters are now being deco- 
rated and, when finished, will be one of the 


largest and finest Indian agencies i 
York. They embrace two large stores in 
a fireproof building on the southeast 
corner of Sixty-third street and St. Nich- 
olas avenue, and face on both those 
streets. In addition, the basements will be 
converted into club and locker rcKims, and 
now are being equipped with shower baths 
and every modern convenience. Seven 
mammoth windows afford unusual display 
and there is floor space for storing 125 

A complete workshop has been installed 
and as a special service feature a battery 
charging station has been equipped. There 
will be no delay in changing batteries as a 
recharged or new battery will be supple- 
mented for a nominal fee for the discarded 

A full line of Indian parts, Pennsylvania 
vacuum cup and Firestone motorcycle and 
bicycle tires and tubes has been ordered. 


Denvek, Colo,. June 28.— Frank Kunce, 
Harley-Davidson agent at Loveland, Colo., 
was a recent business visitor in this city. 
He reports the Harley-Davidson outlook 
in his territory very bright. 


Omaha, Neb.. June 28.— W. E. Dewey, 
Excelsior dealer, has just taken on the 
agency for the Dayton Motor Bicycle. Mr. 
Dewey feels that the Dayton lightweight 
will meet the demands of a big field of 
riders who do not require standard twin 


K-^NSAS City, Mo,. June 30,— W. Bell, 
local agent for the Pope and Cleveland 
motorcycles and a number of bicycle lines, 
declares that the present season is the 
most successful he has ever had. 


Denvm, Colo,, June 30,— The Western 
Supplies Company, 1448-52 Urimer street, 
this city. Thor and Reading Standard dis- 
tributors, received a shipment of the latter 
machines last week. Max Hayutin, a mem- 
ber of the firm, states that business is good 
right now and that a good demand for both 
new and used motorcycles is being experi- 


El Paso, Tex., July 2.— H. E. Scright, 
who handles the Smith Motor Wheel, as 
well as the Smith Flyer, for the El Paso 
territory, is boosting the later vehicle along 
commercial lines. Senght rigged up a 
Smith Flyer, fitting a neat galvanized iron 
box large enough to hold a dozen good- 
sized grocery packages. To link his cam- 
paign with the national economy movement 
he painted on it the words "Prepare" and 
"Economize" in big white letters, while on 
the front of the box he advertises his busi- 
ness. The little vehicle is attracting quite 
some interest from El Paso merchants and 
business resulting from it is increasing 


Watoaka. W. Va.— The MatoaJca Hard- 
ware Co. has taken the agency for the 
Indian motorcycle in this territory. 


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National Body? If So, This Page Is the Place For It. 

Send It In Now. All Contributions Are Welcome 


Westboro, Mass., July 2. — Secretary 
G. B. Gibson, of the F. A. M., announces 
that H. G. Ramsey, of Uxbridge, Mass., 
and George Newhauser, of Reading, Pa., 
each sent in five membership applications 
for the week ending June 23, thus making 
a tie. Under the circumstances, it was de- 
cided that no membership prizes would be 
awarded for that week. The membership 
winner for the week ending June 30 is 
E. W. Davis, of Worcester, Mass. Davis 
sent in 24 new applications and renewals. 


Wilmington, Del., July 2.— J. A. Mountz, 
837 Tatnall St., reports that interest in the 
F. A. M. is on the increase throughout his 
district and that inquiries concerning mem- 
bership are coming in daily. He reports 
that a number of lady riders have ex- 
pressed a desire to join the national fed- 
eration, and is somewhat puzzled as to how 
to deal with this phase of the situation. 
Mountz has sent to Secretary Gibson for 
a full supply of F. A. M. literature, and 

states that he expects to keep things mov- 
ing rapidly along federation lines from 

now on. 


Westboro, Mass., July 2. — The fiscal year 
for the F. A. M. closed June 30. Records 
of the secretary's office indicate that there 
has been a marked progressive movement 
along federation lines for some time past. 
The work of the year was started under 
some disadvantages, but there has been a 
pronounced tendency throughout the coun- 
try of late to make up for lost time, and 
give the national body the standhig it de- 
serves in American motorcycledom. 


Westboro, Mass., July 2. — F. A. M. mem- 
bership statistics for the month of June 
show that 98 affiliated and 65 unaffiliated 
riders were taken in, there being 226 re- 
newals. New York State heads the list 
for affiliated riders, with 24, Massachusetts 
and New York are tied under the unaffili- 
ated head with nine new members each. 


Westboro, Mass., July 2. — Secreta 
G. B. Gibson has just received a noti< 
from Joseph Parmentier, 415 Moody Stre^ 
Lowell, Mass., that his Harley-Davidsc 
motorcycle, model 17- J, motor No. L-17-1 
3341, has been stolen by Walter Soppell, 
native of Poland. F. A. M. dealers an 
riders are requested to keep a sharp loot 
out for the missing machine. 


Indianapous, Ind., June 29. — Jcksep 
Ward, who has been branch manager her 
for the United States Tire Co., has beei 
appointed district manager of this dis 
trict. Indianapolis will be his headquarters 


Bridgeport, Conn., June 30. — The new 
selling plan, which was forecast in a pre- 
vious issue of Motorcycle and Bicycle 
Illustrated, by which the American Chain 
Co., maker of Weed chains, will cease to 
restrict retail prices, and figuratively throw 
its doors open to everybody, went into ef- 
fect this week. 'The Weed anti-skid chains 
will be sold by the manufacturer to job- 
bers only, the retail trade to be suppl'ed 
through the jobbing channels at prices 
which competition will determine. 


Pittsburgh, Pa., June 18. — The local 
branch of the H. W. Johns-Manville Co. 
has removed to new and larger quarters 
in the Westinghouse building. The show- 
room facilities are greatly improved. 

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On June 26-27 at the. Cincinnati Speedway, Elrwin Baker hung up a new motor- 
cycle record for 24 hours by riding 1,386J4 miles in that time, clipping 233 miles 
off ttic previous record. He also broke the 500 mile and the 1,006 mile records. 

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to Saratoga for lunch in one of those large 
but almost deserted hotels which recall 
the former popularity of the place. North 
of Saratoga the road was good, but they 
were not tempted to linger until Glens Falls 
had been left behind, when they slowed 
down to enjoy the beauties of the road 
which led over green hilb and through 
sweet-smelling pine woods until suddenly 
they saw below them and in the distance 
Lake George in all its silvery beauty, 
nestled close between two green mountain 

The engines were stopped and for some 
time they sat enjoying the wonderful view. 
Boats, looking in the distance like small, 
while insects, were floating on the water, 
while along the green shores could be seen 
occasional houses, with here and there a 
glimpse of a road winding under the trees. 
But the sun was sinking, and a camp 
had to be found for the night, so down 
the road they sped, turning west in the 
village of Lake George and climbing a 
long steep hill which seemed to trouble 
some of the cars they passed, but did not 
daunt the sturdy Indians. Just beyond 
the crest of the hill was a road of the 
country variety — stony, narrow and full of 
ruts — which looked promising. Along this 
they picked their way easily for a few 
hundred yards when watchful eyes spied 
a green, level place beside a peaceful 
brook, making an ideal place for a camp. 
In a few minutes the tent was up and 
supper cooking, while two wide-eyed boys 

appeared from nowhere in particular and 
stood watching three girls who were able 
to motorcycle and camp without masculine 

The night was cool and refreshing, as 
nights always are in such surroundings, and 
morning found them eager for a closer view 
of the lake. Accordingly, tent and bag- 
gage were left behind and yesterday's 
path retraced as far as the village, where 
they swung into the road which goes along 
the west shore of the lake. Quick time 
was made to Bolton's Landing, a distance 
of about ten miles, where the motorcycles 
were taken on one of the steamers which 
ply the waters of the lake. 

Splendid View from StMunar 

From the upper deck of the boat there 
was a splendid view of the Narrows of 
Lake George where the mountains on either 
side shut in the lake between almost pre- 
cipitous walls, between which the waters 
are dotted with literally hundreds of isl- 
lands, many of which show by a glimpse 
of white duck on the shore or by a wisp 
of smoke above the tree tops that other 
campers are familiar with the charms of 
Lake George. 

Beynd the Narrows the lake widens, and 
soon the steamer stopped at Sabbath Day 
Point, a historic place, where dinner was 
just being proclaimed at the quaint little 
hotel with the aid of a huge, old-fashioned 
dinner bell. The invitation was irresistible. 
North of Sabbath Day Point the road was 

followed along the lake shore, srowi 
wilder and more beautiful as each quick! 
passing mile took them into more thin 
settled country, until the settlement arout 
Fort Ticonderoga at the north end of tl 
lake was reached. The arrival was v/t 
timed, for the afternoon boat was ' abo 
to start for the other end of the lake. 
quick dash, and the motorcycles were c 
board, and once more resort was ha 
to the upper deck for observation as th 
boat steamed majestically down the lak 
stopping here and there at small sett It 
ments on either side until the boat wa 
docked at Lake George village aboi: 
dusk. The camp was found intact, an 
another night was passed beside the brool- 
Thoughts of home were uppermost b 
all minds as the sun roused them the tiex 
morning, so after a hasty breakfast the ten 
and baggage were hastily packed and the: 
set out for home, husbands, housekeepinj 
and the other annoyances which are deal 
to the feminine mind. Through Luzem< 
and Corinth to Glens Falls they sped 
Then back the same day through Albany 
and Pittsfield to Springtield where they 
arrived happy and rather triumphant at 
the success of their first manless tour. 


Winston-Sal£M, N. C, Fourteen riders 
of this city, under direction of Tour Man- 
ager James R. Boiling, participated in a 
Gypsy Tour through High Point, Greens- 
boro, Guilford College, Kernersvilie. and 
back to Winston-Salem. The boys had a 
fine trip; there was not a single accident 
and all hands are looking forward to re- 
peating the outing next year. 


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Be one of the multitude of cyclists who see their friends 
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"Fall in line" with the hordes of prospects who are in- 
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BiCTCLE Illustiatid— II help) you, the adnrlUer snd as. 

July 5, 1917 Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

Transcontinental Significance 

Los ANGfiLES to New York City in 7 days, 16* 
hours, on a stock Henderson motorcycle. 

A road test which compressed into a single 
week more hardships, more trials and more rack- 
ing strain than most machines receive in a year of 
normal riding 

3300 miles of mountain and desert and Mis- 
souri mud and rutted trails, at continuous high 

And not a moment's motor trouble, not a single 
weakness, not an instant's delay by any mechanical 
difficulty from ocean to ocean. 

Both machine and rider in perfect condition at 
the finish and ready for more. 

It's natural for a machine with such built-in 
stamina and high efficiency to give wonderful satis- 
faction in practical, everyday service. 


Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

July 5, 1917 

Business Brisk; Gilroy Climb FuU-Fledged Success; Big Basin Tour 
Draws Representative Crowd; Other News 

SAN FRANCISCO, June 25.— Business covered 191 3/10 miles. The route led 

is brisk. Dealers in all makes report down the coast line to Santa Cruz into the 

a number of sales of machines to the Gov- Big Trees and out onto the Big Basin, 

emment, and . the, general sales are good, coming back by way oi Saratoga. The 

from Oakland and Al. Zetele, Bob Frii 
Ed. House and Ben Torres from Si 


San Fkancisco, Cal.— At the election 
the San Francisco Motorcycle Club, h« 
June 21, the following officers we 
elected: Director, Geo. Mein; lieotenan 

land, where they were met by a party of 
the Oakland Motorcycle Club. The run 
was about 170 miles over good roads 
through Redwood Cityj Santa Clara and 
San Jose, coming back ^e'satne waj. Too 
much praise cannot be t^v6n Director Geo/ 
Mein and Lieutenants "CHas. PaySon and ' 
W. Moore for keeping the party together. 
There were about 30' machines and 40 peo- 
ple in the party. The stock event was.,won- 
by Paul Johnston on a Harley- Davidson. 
with "Dud" Perkins and "Shrimp" Sums 
splitting for first and second for the pro- 
fessional event. 
The tour to the Big Basin on June 24 

be barred, the traction not to extend over 
one-half inch above the tire tread. The 
hill is approximately 800 feet long, the 
gradfs rangj^pg as high as 60 per cent Ttie 
^tnnlitte« in charge is Chas. Mtytar, chair- 
inaS ■ E.' D. Stevens, M. C. Trai^, C. Jicka, 
A.' Florstein, Dud Perkins, 0. Croniie, A. 
Meyer, E. Roseberry, C. Beguhl, E. 
LoudfneloB, W. Maori.'. E. Moore, ' W. 
Scott, C. Payson, C. E. Oberg, P. Caselli 
and "Doc" Youn& Some o£ those, ex- 
pected to compete in the climb are E. Roy- 
lance, A, E. Oberg, W. Brennan, A. Glor- 
stein, "Dud" Perkins and Homer Lauder- 
clos from San Francisco; "Shrimp" Bums 

week, since the grounds have bei 
popular everyone must be given a 
to camp there that wants to. 


New Ymk, July 2.— Word comes fri 
far-off Australia that B. Eckhardt wall 
off with the major honors of the Eas' 
Day meet which was held at Mort Li 
under the auspices of the Australian mob 
cycling clubs. Eckhardt took the 200-ni 
solo event out of a field of 17 starters, c< 
ering the distance in three hours, 49 m 
utes and 29 seconds, an average of 53 mi 
per hour. 


'Safety' today, is a bigger word than 'Conquest* or Victory.' Safety gets first con- 
sideration wliether it's a national matter or whether it concerns only the individual. That's 
why Standard Pedals are so popular among the riders. It assures them safety and certainty 

and guarantees them 

freedom fnnn pedal 

trouble. The Diamond 

E Spokes and Nipples 

manufactured by us 

contain the same stand- 
ard qualities as the 

Standard Pedals. 


DEALERS benefit greatly 
by equipping the ma- 
chines they sell tvith our 


X M E 



SUHlAAD Nd.3 motor CYCt£ PEDAL 

RIDERS now insist on 
Standard Pedals as they 
have come to realize their 
superior qualities. 

July 5. 1917 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

Motorcycle lighting-ignition systems 

How Remy Helps Sell 

Harley-Davidson's use of Remy Lighting 
and Ignition is advantageous to every 
Harley-Davidson dealer. 

People want greater convenience with 
their motorcycles. They are following 
in the footsteps of motor car buyers. 

In Remy equipment, Harley-Davidson 
gives them greater conveniences. 

Therefore Remy is a sales help. 

Most buyers would rather have steady, 
brilliant, reliable light at the touch of a 
switch, than out-of-date gas lighting. 

They would rather have a loud, clear 
warning signal, which operates at the 
touch of a button. 

They would rather have a fat, hot spark 
for starting. 

So Harley-Davidson gives them their 
preference by giving them Remy Light- 
ing and Ignition. 

You will have customers, of course, whose 
first idea is to have gas lamps, a hand 
horn, and so on. 

But such, we believe, are the exceptions 
which prove the rule. 

And even these, in most cases, will buy 
the Re my -equipped machines if they 
are told of the Remy advantages. 

Remy will help sell Harley-Davidson's if 
you will let it help sell them. 

It has done so, and it is doing so. 

Remember that every Remy-equipped ma- 
chine helps sell another, and get behind 
Harley-Davidson and Remy. 

7 ''5T?'{> ^*"*y Ellectric Company 

Sales ftnd Engiiieermc OfficM* 
Detroit, Mich. 

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Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

July 5, 19 


Plans Mapped for Annual Endurance Over Old Course; Lemon a 
Visitor; Indian Dealers Plan Joint Outing 

SEATTLE, June 28.— Riders and dealers 
held a meeting at the Hirsch Cycle 
Co.'s store Tuesday night and worked out 
plans for the second annual mid-summer 
endurance run. The proposed run to Spo- 
kane and return was called off and the Se- 
attle-Golden Dale- Portland route substi-' 
tuted. This course was used last year and' 
proved to be a sticker as no perfect scores 
were made ; machines were days getting 
back and riders crawled under sagebrush 
tb'r sjiade while machihes' lay .in the dust 
of Satus Hill with oil and gas running out 
It is tiOO miles of exceptionally rough go- 
ing, and is two full' days* work. A few 
minor changes -are to be made in the rules. 

Arthur O. Lemon, of-the'-Henderson En- 
gineering Department, made a two-day 
stop in Seattle last week. He Is on a com- 
bined tour of business and pleasure and re- 
ports satisfied Henderson riders and 
dealers throughout the country. 

Walter Steinhart with his Powerplus 
claims the honor of being the first mo- 
torcyclist to reach the summit of Snoqual- 
mie Pass. He rode several miles over a 
roadway dug through deep snow. He 

passed a man leading a horse who seemed 
lo be making very poor progress. Other 
vehicles seemed to be absent for easily 

Officer Howard, of Tacoma, arrived in 
Seattle on his Henderson with several war- 
rants for Gypsy Tourists who were hurry- 
ing a wee bit too much in an effort to re- 
turn home. Several riders pljaysd^aJUcky 
hunch and reached Tacoma and paid fines 
before the. officer could locate them. 

Ellis ^BrotHers, have- sold several Thors, 
this month and nearly SO bicycles. They 
are pushing the Columbia and Crescent and 
report the machines sell themselves. 

. Me rj:^!-, Indian agent, in January aspire*^ 
to sell 75 'new machines. After lookilig 
over his sales for June he shoved the mark 
up to one hundred and expects to make it 
easily. A joint picnic held by Ray Day 
of Tacoma and Mercer of Seattle to Indian 
riders is to be held at American Lake next 
Sunday. The program includes sports of 
various kinds, swimming, sparkplug chang- 
ing contest, etc. At least 100 riders arc 
expected to attend the lirst annual Indian 


SfrinofieI-d, Mass. — Miss Jean I. Mc- 
Dowell, daughter of John McDowell, 
the New England representative of the 
Hendee Manufacturing Company, has 
volunteered for duty overseas with the 
Harvard Surgical Unit, as V. A. D. nurse. 
Her offer has been accepted and she has 

received' orders to report for departure the 
latter part of next week. ,'\bout 20 young 
women volunteered their services and Miss 
McDowell was second of the six who were 
accepted. Miss McDowell was born and 
educated in Needham, Mass. Since her 
graduation from high school she has been 
connected with a firm in Boston. 


NE'W YORK, July 2,— .\n angle o 
Gypsy Tour aftermaih which h; 
far received little or no attention con 
the awarding of special trophies ic 
various tour managers whose indusirj 
tributed so largely to the national 
grams. The Motorcycle and Mliti T 
Association has decided to award to 
tour manager a sterling silver medal, 
ileal with the Gypsy Tour medal or 
face and carrying on the reverse sid 
following inscription :. , "Awarded ' ji 
preciation of spetial service .irt the Na! 
Tour of the Federation of American N 

The medal for the managers is a 1 
attractive piece -of work and ' will und 
edly do much to stimulate the enthu 
of these hustlers In connection with 
year's project, for which plans are a1 
being roughly outlined. 


San Fb a NCI SCO, Cal. — The J as 
Rcmick Company of Sacramento 
Stockton, agents for the Firestone T 
Rubber Co., in these cities, were ho 
the San Francisco employes of the 
stone Tire & Rubber Co. at Lockford 
a few days ago. A most enjoyable da 
spent in the woods, and a large numi 
the party found much enjoyment o 
great oak-shaded dance floor. A on' 
race track was the scene of many 
races and the day was voted by all p 
a gigantic success. 



If 70U ar* imtidag m rootorcrcla tkat pousMM «U 
til* qumlitiaa rBquirad to mok* quick, 9^T Mlaa «iul 
■«li>fiad cuatmnen, you iliould invaitigata tha chum 
of the ReMlinK-StaiiiUnl. Wa inite corraapondenca 
with aitaliluhail daalari who ara deairotu of bacomiog 
our afanti im ihair ilistricta. Writs lu todar "id lat 
ua submit our intarastiiig daalars' prapaaition. Our 
nawlj acquirad aqnipmant anablaa na to aapplj our 
daalM* in quantity and quality and without delay. 

euBst nt lull 

Motor Crdo from tbalr dHUra 
lid vrlta to ua dinct for sur booUat. 

Riders I 

Reading Standard Company 

801 WATER ST. 


lirn MOToacvcLi and Bicycle Illu 

July 5, 1917 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

Racing Enthusiasm 
Creates Sales 

HERE we are, right in the 
midst of the biggest racing 
season the country has seen 
in years. 

Enthusiasm runs high. Every 
meet has a long list of entries 
and a crowded grandstand. 

Veterans of the track, and 
youngsters, too, are studying 
and buying and riding Ameri- 
can-made racing bicycles. 

They are calling for many 
hundreds of the Columbia 

— because it is the lightest 

racer made. It weighs only 19 
lbs., 8 oz. with board track 

— because it is wonderfully 
strong. It is made of nickel 
steel tubing, the same as used 
in the good old Columbia of 
twenty years ago. It has all 
the superiorities of frame con- 
struction that have made 
Columbia history. 

— because the Columbia Su- 
perb Two-piece crank hanger is 
noted for its extremely accurate 
adjustment and easy riding. 
— because Jacobs hubs with 
: Columbia direct-pull ball 
ikes, make the stiffest wheel 

-and because the Columbia 
neplate assures the highest 
isible quality, skilled work- 
inship and satisfactory 

Ire you profiting by the de- 
nd for the Columbia Racer? 

Tour orders promptly filled. 

Westfield Maoufacturing 

Department 11 

Westfield - Massachusetts 

Makers of the Pope Motonyck 

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Motorcycle and Bicycle Illusikated 

July 5, 191 


Every Rider Is Puzzled rrom Time to Time by Little Me- 

dumicai Problems. When You Strike One, Tell Our 

Technical Editor About It and Get his Advice 

quarters at Trenton for further inf orma 
Apply to the United States Tire Comp 
1790 Broadway, New York, for details 
garding army motor truck driving. 


f HAVE a 1912 model of Flying Merkel 
1 motorcycle and would like to know if 
a starter can be put on it. Please tell me 
what parts would be necessary to do this. 
The machine has chain drive. 
Columbia, S. C. Mechanic. 

should fill your bill. You should be able to 
get this make of generator from a first-class 
motorcycle supply house. Communicate 
also with the B. & L. Auto Lamp Co., 507 
West 35th street, New York; the Haw- 
thorne Mfg. Co., Bridgeport, Conn., and 
the Rose Mfg. Co., 910 Arch street, Phila- 
delphia, Pa. 


AFTER using my twin machine f( 
season, I find that there is a tend* 
for the front cylinder to misfire at cei 
speeds. The skipping is however, not f 
ent at high or low speeds on the motoi 
have tried setting the carbureter difTere: 
adjusting the valves and retiming them, 
fitted new plugs. Mervyn Chiloes 

Chicago, 111. 

It depends upon what form of starter you 
desire. We think that you could have the 
company's design of starter with a sector 
working directly on the engine shaft at the 
right, but advise you to write the Miami 
Cycle & Manufacturing Company, at Mid- 
dletown, Ohio, for details. 


PLEASE tell me where I can get a relia- 
ble acetylene generator for use on my 
sidecar combination. I have an 800 c. p. 
headlight, a 400 c. p. sidecar light and an 
ordinary tail light. Sidecajust. 

Leominster, Mass. 


I AM a rider who has had considerable 
experience with all kinds of motor ve- 
hicles and would like to join some force in 
the East where my services would be val- 
uable. Please tell me where I can get in- 
formation in regard to motor truck driv- 
ing in army service, as I have been unable 
to find a military organization taking mo- 
torcyclists in my section. 
Camden, N. J. Jersey Rider. 

Look at the cams in the contact-bre; 
casing which operates the rocker lever 
the front cylinder. You will find that 
has bedded down or worn down and < 
not operate the rocker lever propi 
Either put slips of paper under it until 
the same height as the other cam, or pu 
a new one. 


PLEASE give me the name of some o 
pany from which I can get parts 
the M. M. motorcycle, either V or flat 
model. Clark Sturt; 

Zanesville, O. 

The Solar acetylene generator, made by 
the C. M. Hall Lamp Co., Kenosha, Wis., 

We presume you have not applied for 
membership in the Motor Machine Gun bat- 
tery at Englewood, N. J., an organization 
of motorcyclists. It may be worth your 
while to apply to the National Guard head- 

The Eagle Motor Company, Brockl 
Mass., the successor of the company wl: 
formerly manufactured the M. M. (Ma 
Metz) machines, or the Motorcycle Ps 
Mfg. Co., 2030 Wabash avenue, Chicago, 
can undoubtedly supply you with what ; 


OLD SOL No. 50 





NcBO ', 







This outfit besides giving very satisfac- 
tory service, gives the bicycle a very 
classy look. The No. 50 is supplied with 
O. F. Bracket for fork, Red rear signal 
lamps of auto type with removable dust 
proof doors. Large size 4" lens. Silvered 
reflector Switch plug at base— on and off 
type — ^with 24 inches of wire. Single con- 
tact built Edi-Swan base. 

Send for literature 






of Prospects 

Are reached each week through the 
classified columns of Motorcycle and 


Bicycle Illustrated. And the cost of 
putting your proposition before this great 
buying power is only three cents a word 
per single insertion and two cents a word 
when repeated. 

// yovfvm got someihing to «eH— - 
don't delay. Mend your ad. to the 
cla9mHed department — THE BIG 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

450 Fourth Aye., New Yoric 

A good deed often meant a good deal — Please mention MoToacTCLx and Bxcyci.e Illustrated. 

July 5, 1917 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 


Rogers Model M 

with any other sidecar in the market. 

Then note the All-Stccl Conat ruction. One Piece Welded 

Steel Body, Lonr Continuous C Type Three-Leaf Springs 

and other ROGERS Features. 

Then get a ROGERS and be happy. 


337 Wut MmUmd St. CHICAGO 

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" NORfflfl " 

The bearings in the magneto you 
u«e — they're little things but they 
help determine the perfonnance of 
your engine, may impair the op- 
eration of your motorcycle. There 
is a way to be sure — see that your 
meignetos are "NORffifl" equipped. 

TflE WffiflM GOfflPIIHy Of AfltERKA 





There is no motorcycle chain on the market 
that stands so high in the estimation of manu- 
facturer and rider as the Duckworth. The 
record makers in the world of cycles select 
Duckworth Chains on account of their relia- 
bility. Dealers realize that they help sell the 
machine equip[»ed with them. Duckworth is 
sundard equipment on the seven leading makes 
of motorcycles. 






if rite for our literature 

Duckworth Chain i& Mfg. Co. 

Springfield, Mass, 

No motorcycle is complete unless equipped for electric lighting, and — 
No motorcycle electric lighting system is reliable unless backed up 
with a dependable battery. 

"Exiftc" batteries have proved their ability in this service and are 
used by the Harley-Davidson, Reading Standard and Henderson Com- 
panies as standard equipment on their 1917 models. 



1 to kM* — Therefore menlian HoTOicvm AMD Bici 

Motorcycle and Bicycle IiiusTRATED 

July 5, 1917 


(Continatd from pag» 43) 


PLEASE give me the name and address 
of the makers of the Kenerator used 
by Bedell on his Henderson on the recent 

transcontinental trip. 
Boston, Mass. Wiluah B. Kells. 

The generator is the Carleton, made by 
the Carleton Electric Company, at Boston, 

The coil and brush will both have to be 
made to order. There are plenty of ex- 
cellent dry cell lighting outfits on the mar- 
ket at present which would give better sat- 
isfaction, besides being cheaper all oround. 


I HAVE a single cylinder machine with 
Bosch magneto and am thinking of fit- 
ting an electric tail light to it, using the cur- 
rent from the magneto for the purpose. 
Please give me information as to how to 
wire and what auxiliary apparatus is 
needed, if any, E. G. H, 

Boston, Mass. 

While the arrangement of lighting a lamp 
from the magneto is possible, it is not prac- 
tical, in our estimation. In the first place, 
you will have to step-down the current to 
sufficiently cover the lamp voltage. This 
will mean a special coil in circuit. 

You will also need a second cam in the 
contact-breaker casing, exactly opposite the 
first, or present one. The current will be 
taken off then by a special carbon-brush. 


I SAW recently that a certain motoE 
would run at 3,500 revolutions per 
minute and that it would develop some- 
thing over twice its rated power at that 
speed. I would like to know if this is true 
of every motor — my own in particular. 
Bronx, N. Y. L. Tallifekro. 

The fact that a motor will run up to 
3,500 revolutions per minute does not mean 
that it will develop twice the power that it 
does at 1,750 revolutions. Many motors 
will run at the speed mentioned without 
load, but will not develop but a fraction 
more than the normal power above a cer- 
tain speed. In other words, after a cer- 
tain motor speed has been attained, the 
power falls off instead of increasing. 

In the case of the motor you refer to the 
power developed was probably only for a 
few minutes' duration, and could not be 
counted on for practical purposes on the 
.road. The speed of the machine with the 
motor at 3.500 revolutions and a 3^4 gear 
■would be close to 77 miles per hour. 


Tha WorU'M Mot Fmrnomt Bleytim amd M«(arcrc'> Lamp 


Mad* of bMt Quality bnua — Cuuiot nut 

Riveted and Clincliad 


WHf tBdmy for €ompl1o Aacr^teii 




I WOULD like a motor of greater pow< 
than the one I have at present — t 
cubic inches. My motor will not take stee 
grades with a sidecar and passenger, » 
cept on low and second gear, and then : 
slow speeds. Please give me the name c 
a motor manufacturer who can supply m 
wiih something about 75 cubic inches. 
Buffalo, N. Y. A. L. White. 

You are evidently not getting all th 
power from your motor that you shouk 
as the piston displacement is more tha; 
ample to do hill-climbing at higher speed 
than you indicate. Try a different settin; 
of the carburetor and use a 4!^ to 4^ 
gear on high. We do not recommend you 
getting an even larger motor, and advis 
your bringing your present power plant ti 
a greater efficiency before making a change 


I AM unable to verify the level of oil ii 
my crankcase, as the glass does noi 
show any oil at all when the motor ii 
running. Occasionally my plugs foul and 
the motor smokes, and I have to drain 
part of the oil out 

Trenton, N. J. T. K. S. 

If you are not using the hand oil pump, 
the fouling of the plugs is due to too much 
oil coming through the mechanical oiler. 
Reduce the throw of this latter as per the 
directions in the instruction book, a little 
at a time until the smoking ceases. 

July 5, 1917 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

Tandem Riding 
Is Great! 

/* is — with an 


Price, $12.00 each 

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Jut ask for it on your next motor 

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1116 Hilit>rr Ro>d — ' 

Federal Mazda Bulbs 

For Motorcycle Headlights and 


For Bicycle Battery Outfits 

Can bm obtained from any 
F mdmral Agmtt or from 

Federal Miniatiire Lamp;Divisioii 

Natu>..l Lunp Works .f G« EUetric Co. 
509 So. JeffmoD SL Chicago, IIL 

The New Musselman 

Positive Drive Coaster 


Tbe only positive drive brake in the world. 
Possessing such qualities as smallness, strength, 
frictionless and no springs or small complicating 

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July 5. 1917 

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Brooklyn Diatrlhator 


1187 Bedford Ave. 804 JaoMlca Ave. 

Tel. Decatur 1784 Tel. Cyproaa 4788 

BrooUyn* N* Y« 

I IM D I A. rsi 

bIo Garaa a. Roaora 
Fit AllMake Aaeh 

ki Stock to 

TeL Harieai 8881 




All makes of Biardee— export lepaiilai 



Phono 488J Fluah. 



Indian Motocycles 

1888-1888 Bedford Ayaono 
Phono Bedford Sm BrooUyn, N. T. 


Territory— LoBf Island City to Port Washiaflea 

oa North Shore. Bemoastratioa fladly firea. 

FaU Btoek of BoppUoe— Uoed Kaehiaos. 


r. A. K. Shop. OoUsvo Volai 


2984 Boulevardy Cor. Newark Ave. 

iemmy City, Now Jersoy — ^Phonn Conii. 

VOTE: Only 90 minntet from Broadway, V. Y. 



Smhb Motor Wheelo— hrer Johnooo Blqrdes 

U47 Bedford Ato., Cor. Biadlaoa St., Brooklyn 


U North Waahkicton Street, JaaMka, L. I. 

Harltty-Dayidaon Distribiitora for Loag 

Ulaiid, Ezcliiatyo of BrooUyB 



Eaatem Distrihutors MAIN OFFICE: Eastern Distrfhutors 


CYCLE DEPT.i 1065 Bedford ATonae, Brooklyn SERVICE STATION: 204 Clifton Place, Brooklyn 


Mention Motorcycle and Bicycle Illusteated— II helps you, the advertiser and us. 

July 5, 1917 



old orphiD 

idecar*, de- 
in fKt. 

at* not t>k«i off becanii they ■ 
Our bniincii li wncldtiB motorc: 
fcct conditioD; that 1* how all □ 
abuined. We biTc ocarlr all Ih 
parts, alio lar(c lot of complilt m 
Botorcjelci, mainetoi, carburtlori, 
Uvcnr Vint, rear can, aeceaaorict, and, 
•rery thing pcrUiaing lo motorcTcIca. 
cyda Parla Utf. Co., Chlcafo, IIHnaia. 

FOR SALE-A fint.cUai matorcjclc and bl- 
CTcl* baiinct*. A aiz T>ari' eitabliabcd buiincai. 
Can proot to be a parla ■ buiinct*. Haic 
agciic7 lor Icadini niacblai. Haia tood reaion* 
loT ■elllni. Will Mil for caih or pan down. 
F«r partieolaii write F. F., care Hotoreyelt and 
BicTcIc ni nit rated. 

FOR SALE-We haTC qnlt baadlinf molor- 
eyd«m, iwD hriDd new machines to •ell. here 
u rour chance Id prDcuie a ilandird make ma- 
chioe at lemi ihin dealei't price. One 1916 Pope 
Liihtwright, $100. One 1916 Thor 6 H. P. lingle 
crliDdcc, two iperd, tW. Remember these ma- 
chiDca are new and lor late by reputable dealer!. 
Hammer A Biaielt, UU Hennepin Ave., Minne- 
apolia. Minn. 

FOR SALE-1916 Snilh Motor Wheel with 1917 
coDtmli. Run le» than 500 mllei. Perfect con- 
^tJoD. Uake offer. L. W. Tncker Compaoy, 
WakcAeld. R. 1. 

FOR SALE— 1916 3-apeed Electric Equipped 
HarleT-DaridtoD, complete with Speedometer, 
etc, lot 1X50.00— alio new 1917 3ipeed Electric 
Equipped Hcnderion, complete with Sidecar, 


: SALE-1917 


WANTED— Harley-Dairidsan 
Slate lowen price and conditio 
Shop, Great Bend, Kanut. 



FOR SALE— Eatabliahed v^jlag bicycle baai- 
leaa, jrear round trade, leadiof atencici. Rea- 
iDD (or aellin^, other buiineii. Fine chanea 
or live man, Judion. care Motor Cycle niai- 

FOR SALE— A red Cytnet rear car. Fine con- 
dition; lun let) than Ibosund mile*. Fifty doUara. 
J. M. Doamao, Valatie, N. Y, 

for »s1e cheap in the beat motorcycle city for it* 
ii» in the United SUtea. Addreaa T. E. M., 
care Motorcycle and Bicycle ItlDitrated. 

One 1917 twin EXCELSIOR, fully equipped.tl60 

One 1914 HARLEY twin two-apeed (130 

One 1914 INDIAN twin W> 

T. E. Meater, Caraing. N. Y. 


PUT NEW LIFE In yonr motor. Alaminum 
Alloy Pialoaa made for all makea. CciuiectinB 
roda lightened and lly-whecla rebalanced. WKta 
for pricea. "Bee" O. J. Rhoadea A Ca. 14-1«-U 
S. St. Qalr St., Dayton, Ohio. 

BICYCLE RIDERS— Make money. Repair jmt 
own tirea. Alio your ndgbbora.' EUmlnata pone- 
lore tronblea. For tl<00 we will acod yoa nongh 
"PUNCnrttE CUKE" to r^ialr U Bike tlrca. 
Fix them for t.04 each. Boya an making from 
tl.OO to t6>00 a day. Suit a good boalncai lor 
only tl.OO. Pougbkccpilc Paint Co., 1S4 Cbnrch 
N. Y. 


cycle repair man, familiar with Remy Genera- 
tora and Exlde Storage Batterlea. Muat be able 
to handle men and to ayatemaliie ahop. Only 

need apply. Give full particulara and refei 
io Grit letter. W. E. Wandcrace Co., 
Woodward Ave., Detroit, Mich. 

WANTED— Hrat ciaaa Iricyeb repair 
Pemaoetit poiltlan for rtght man. Frag 
Gravatt. Atlaade City, N. J. 


WANTED poaIti< 
aober. Induatrlona, 
motorcycle baalnea 

town. Addreaa Southi 
Bicycle Illoalrated. 

aa repairman or aalaamas, 
larrlcd. In the bicycio aad 
tweWc yeara. Will forward 
.. Prefer Soutbcm dty or 
E Motorcycle and 



Thoroughly triad out by the moat 
BsTor* toits and imdar th* moat ad- 
«m-a« motor conditiinu poaaibia, 
Banton Pluga havo atood the gafF un- 
flinchmgly. Thaj ar* parfact pluga. 
No matter what other pluga jrou 
are uaing, and no inattor for how 


Verganmea, Vt 

No. 422 tmaAtm to 
ba Mad M ri|M 
carrlan, ihm pri c a 

Retail Price 




Thousands of Prospects 

Are reached each week through the clanified 
cohmuu of Motorcycle and Bicycle ninatrated. 
And the cost of pattiDg your proposition before 
this great baying power is only three cents a word 
per single insertion and two cents a word when 

tf jmi'va got •OMMCMng to sail — don't dsto)', ««nd your mi 
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450 Fonnh Ave, New York 


Before you apply for a Patient write for 
this new booklet An invention worth 
making is worth protecting. Patents pro- 
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on request. 


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Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

July 5, 1917 



What Gives Power to a Brand ? 

THE purpose of a brand is two-fold 
— to identify a product and to 
guarantee its integrity of manu- 

No brand is better than the con- 
Sr/^J cem that issues it and stands be- 
hind it. 

The brand of a nondescript 

manufacturer must have a limited 

value. Likewise the brand of a 

distributor is worth only as much as the character 

of the house that puts it into circulation. Nothing 

can be greater than its source. 

The assumption that a manufacturer's brand must 
necessarily be of greater value than that of the dis- 
tributor is a dangerous one — and one that has no 
foundation in actual fact. 

The brand of a business house like Baker, Murray 
& Imbrie, Inc., means just as much and has as great 
a carrying power as the one that a manufacturer 
puts on his goods. And we venture the statement 
that in some cases it means more. 

Our method of selecting and marketing our "In- 
fallible" Tires is an example in point. No manufac- 
turer of tires possesses a line that comprises all the 
leaders of all the various grades. He may excel at 
some particular price— that is, he will alwajrs have 
one or two tires that lead in their particular price 
divisions, but on the other hand some other manu- 



facturer will stand out as having the leading tire 
or tires in another and different class. 

For this reason, Baker, Murray St Imbrie, Inc., 
select their various grades of "Infallible" Tires 
from several manufacturers, bringing together under 
one head a line of products that represent the pick 
of the market and the best values of a number of 
separate sources. 

Therefore, by our method of purchasing alone, the 
Baker, Murray & Imbrie "Infallible" brand has a 
powerful and permanent trade significance because 
it is based first of all on the quality of the merchan- 
dise itself. 

Beyond this, however, is the reputation of the 
concern. Reputation implies responsibility — and as 
one of the largest distributors in the United States 
our business has as much at stake as a manufac- 
turer's in the way of creation and maintaining the 
highest possible standards of serving the dealer and 
his public. 

The name of Baker, Murray & Imbrie, Inc., upon 
an article represents an accumulated experience of 
twenty years, a recognized policy of doing the right 
thing because it IS the right thing and a bujring and 
distributing power that protects the dealer as re- 
gards quality and fair price. 

The strength of the Baker, Murray & Imbrie 
'Infallible" brand is noteworthily shown in the fact 
that "Infallible" Tires were an accepted success 
from the moment they were put upon the market. 

New York 


■ Ilxuitiatis. 

July 12,. 1917 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 



What's the good of riding far out into the country and 
seeking out nature's beauty spots; what's the good of 
purring swiftly up a hill on your Good Old X to arrive at 
the top and have burst upon your vision a brilliant pano- 
rama of sparkling lakes; what's the good of rounding an 
unexpected bend in the road and having laid out before 
your eyes a wonderful green valley of beauty; what's the 
good of being able to get away from the "grind" and see 
all of nature's wonders if there's no one along who can 
appreciate them with you? 

The someone you take may be "the only girl" or your wife 
or mother, or it may be your best pal, but whoever it is 
they deserve to ride in comfort and ease. The 


ii built to fit tht Good Old X — perfectly, and with it yeu can turn your Bxceldor into a luxurioaa, 
two pUBeng«T, touring roadster. 

The EXCELSIOR Sidecar combmes the following detaUa of uiperiority: 
ALL STEEL FRAME of extra heavy aeamleu steel tubing and nickel steel drop f orgtngs thruout. 
EXTENSION DROP AXLE instanUy adjusuble to any track 44' to 56". 

SOLIDLY CONSTRUCTED BODY, heavUy upholstered with plenty of elbow and leg room and 
nickel plated folding foot rest. 

VANADIUM STEEL SPRINGS, scroll type, front and rear and SEMI-FLEXIBLE VANA- 
DIUM STEEL SPRING CONNECTION between sidecar and motorcycle absorbs all side 
shocks due to inequalities in the road. 

Quickly attached or detached by three bolts and ia perfectly aligned at the factory. No adjaat- 
roents left to the user. 

PRICE 980.00 P.O. a CHICAGO 

3703 Cortknd Street 


STMT..— Il helps 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

July 12. 1917 

Bii^ :m.i 

July Fourth this year was a big parade occasion for Goodyear's new 
Black Triad Blue Streak Motorcycle Tires. Riders everywhere have 
equipped their machines with this heroic tire for summer holiday tours and 
club runs. You'U see the ncvi Black Trtad Blue Streak wherever you so. 

July 12, 1917 



INDEPENDENCE DAY, this year, saw Goodyear's 
new Black Tread Blue Streak Motorcycle Tire the 
big road-favorite all over America. Everywhere 
riders are choosing this sturdy tire for the wonderful 
construction features that make it dominant. Here are 
the great extra values in the new Black Tread Blue 
Streak that put it head and shoulders above any other 
motorcycle tire made: 

Note These Construction Features 

Extra thick rugged black 
tread — the thickest on 
any motorcycle tire made. 
This tread makes you in- 
dependent of tire trouble 
and gives you the fullest 
measure of long, loyal wear. 

Carcass of 4'ply, skim- 
coated fabric — extra heavy, 
and the skim-coating 
feature is your best protec- 
tion against fabric separa- 
tion which brings the 
danger of blowouts. 

Wider breaker strip — the 
widest built into any 
motorcycle tire. This strip 
means a firmer imion be- 
tween tread and carcass 

and more wear resistance 
in the carcass. 

Note, also, we have 
placed the Blue Streak on 
each side of the tread, in- 
stead of around the middle 
as formerly. 

You are not surprised to 
hear that this new Black 
Tread Blue Streak is stand- 
ard equipment for 1917 on 
every motorcycle made. 
And it is only natural, too, 
that dealers and riders are 
unanimously acclaiming 
this heroic tire as the 
motorcycle tire of the 

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. 

Akron, Ohio 

K R O N 

Vow get quick results from advertisers when you mention "Motoicvcle and Bicycle Illusteatid. 


gtfod deed aiitn 

July 12, 1917 Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

Right Now- 

The Time for Making 
Commercial Sales 

President Wilson is urging the people of America to exer- 
cise greater efficiency that the business of the nation may 
be conserved and so conducted that the fluctuations of war 
mil have minimum effect on commerce. 

Delivery service, conducted efficiently, will be an impor- 
tant factor of future business in the retail field. Merchants 
in every line of trade are facing the problem of how to 
;, — »„„- ^u^i^ j^i:.,^iy service and improve it econom- 

lidevan or sidecar combination has no 
^livery field. You should know that 
ve to tell you. Our booklet, "How 
n Be Exonomically Rendered," has 
lotorcycle delivery costs and covers 
ibject. Ask for one. 

Dealers who have made a success 
of commercial business tell us 
that the presence of one or two 
motorcycle and sidevan or side- 
car outfits starts the ball rolling 
for what results in a profitable 
business for them inside of a 

You should be getting your share 
of commercial business. 

Are you? 
Harley-DavidscHi Motor Co. 

f UormcTCLi a 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

July 12, 1917 

Shatters World's Record With 


Alan T. Bedell riding a Cham- 
pion equipped 1917 stock Hender- 
son Motorcycle has just recently 
shattered the world's coast to coast 
motorcycle record. 

Bedell crossed the country from 
Los Angeles to New York in seven 
days, sixteen hours and sixteen 
minutes — overwhelmingly beating 
the best previous record of eleven 
days, eleven hours and ten minutes 
made by E. G. Baker in 1915. 

He carried a military message 
[rom General Liggett of California 

Dependable Spark Plugs 

to General J. F. Bell at Governor's 

Bedell's machine never missed a 
stroke. He had no ignition trouble 
whatever — A MARVELOUS 

Day and night over desert and 
mountain, through dust and mud 
at a heartbreaking pace Bedell sped 
across the continent. 

Ignition trouble would have 
meant failure — but Bedell's Cham- 

pions never faltered, never whim- 

They gave their hot fat sparks- 
regularly and surely — and they 
made possible the winning of a 
record. j^ 

These were liot special Champion 
Plugs. They were just the same 
as the one you can buy anywhere 
for YOUR motorcycle. 

You can depend on Champion 
Spark Plugs under ANY condi- 
tions. Try Uiem on your motor- 
cycle. For sale everywhere. 

Champion Spai^ Plug Co. 

Toledo, Ohio 

linox^Therefore mcDtian Moto 

July 12, 1917 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

The 1917 Henderson embodies five full 
years of practical experience in man- 
ufacturing and using and studying 
four-cylinder motorcycles. 

Five years in which riders have learned 
the value of the flexibility and re- 
sponsiveness and strength and light- 
ness made possible by four cylinders. 

Five years in which they have learned to 
appreciate the distinction given by 
its silence and smoothness and pleas- 
ing appearance. 

Five years in which Henderson engineers 
have added refinements, betterments 
and detail improvements so as to 
develop to the highest degree the re- 
markable advantages that naturally 
accompany four-cylinder power. 


A <D0d deed often n 

a toad deal— Please a 

a BiCTO;! lu-naraaTBA 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated July 12, 1917 


20i^ Cenfury Magneto 

Baker essayed to lower the 500-mile. 1 000- 
mile, 1 200-mile and 24-hour records with 
DIXIE equipment at the Cincinnati Speed- 
way. He knew DIXIE would never falter 
— with a DIXIE Makgneto he was certain all 
the time of hot, fat sparks so necessary to 
do the record-breaking trick. 
And DIXIE came through with Baker witH 
colors flying, and all previous records for 
distances and time, trailing in the dust. 


The ■dTcrtiier winCs lo know— Therefore mention Motokcycli amp BictcI-i Illustiatid. 

July 12, 1917 Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

That Sense of Satisfaction! 

I product, which ha KNOWS u auparior, there U a k«an 

Bui whan tha auperiority af hU good* i> ovenvhelmiagly verified hy iininan*a de- 
nuuid and nuuij «•!•*, thU craatoa tha crowning lan^a of (nttification. 


And nothinf lo varifia* Ihair auccau aa tha unuanal ntamber of CARLOAD ordara 
placed for 1917 INDIANS. From coaat to coaal the demand for 1917 Indian Power- 
ploaea haa been eztremdjr large. The moat recent proof of INDIAN laperiority and 
aalaa laaiienhip ia found in tha carload order of John Zuckor of the Caaino Motor & 
Supply Companj, Indian diatributora for Clerdand, Ohio. 

Juat to ihow 'em thara ii no limit to the demand (or kufiana in tha "Sixth 
City," Mr. Zuckor made a flying viait to tha factory, placed STILL ANOTHER 
CARLOAD ORDER for 1917 INDIAN POWERPLUSES, haaidaa a large order for 
thoaa roomy INDIAN SIDE CARS1 

Practical man want only tha haat value for their monay — tha big aala of 1917 
INDIANS >« proof of thair wUdom. 

That'a why Indian dealera ara ao proaparoua and wear that amile of aatiafaction. 

Enough aaidi 



(Larger Motorcycle Manufacturav in the World) 


HcMlin of HoToacYOi ako Bicvcli Illusti 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustratcd 

July 12, 1917 

^ •#fflii^tlT«ffT17«*Hitifj?M 


- -a 

A Big Motorcycle 
Manufacturer Says 

tiuA&eUnitedStatet'Uico' Motorcycle Tire U creating 
a steadily growing favorable impression in the market. 

That's high praise coining from such an impartial and 
conservative source. But it's not to be wondered at in 
view of the exceptional performance that the *Uaco' 7 re€td 
has been giving since its first appearance in the market. 

Longer mileage, greater resiliency, lower final cost 
are but part of the story. The whole story for you, Mr. 
Dealer, spells PROFITS. 

Order 'Utco' Tirei today and specify them when 
ordering your next shipment of motorcycles. The manu- 
facturer will supply them gladly and at no extra cost 
to you. 

United Stateslire Company 

1790 Broadway, New York 

m -m-:i Mimn ^Pe'ttrt ::mm 

HcnKon of Moto 

E AHD BicvcLi lu-olraAtio I* ilwayi apprceUted by advertisen. 


New York. 

Publithed WaOdr on Thundmy br tha 


450 Fourth Av*^ JVaur York 

E. A. CASE. Ptm. HAKRY a JACOBS, 9«. ud TraM. 

TWdK " IW I^S **■ *■ WILLI**"' A*!'- "«'■ ■•■ «■ DONEHUE. Edit« "»*^" ■ 

TArsa DoUon « Ymt fm ^ "■ •'OHANflON E. F. HALLOCK. Alloc Editor 

JULY 12, 1917 

Ready to Answer the Gall 

Nowhere in the United States Has There Been More Concentrated Enthusiasm in Connection with Mili- 

tary Preparations Than in Englewood, N. J. This Relatively Small Town Has Had a Motorcycle 

Machine Gun Battery for Months Past Which Army Men Have Highly Commended. 

The Unusual Photos Above Show Several of the Motorcycle Outfits in Recent Drills 


Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

July 12, 1917 

Letters of a Retired 

Cycle Dealer to His Son 

Dave Hicks Passes Along Advice Concerning Optimism and the Value of Service 
— 'There Are a Lot of Motorcycle Dealers Who Never Take the Trouble 

to Pump a Laugh Out of Their Bellows'' 

By C. P. McDonald 

MY DEAR DAVE: Having been born, 
and partly reared, in Massachusetts, 
where all other optimists grow, it's 
just natural that I should come out here 
on my farm, grab a hoe and a tractor, and 
have the time of my life on my first real 

You might argue that I need a good 
rest, but I want to tell you right off that 
I don't. My system's bubbling over with 
pep and ginger and I've got a lot of twin- 
cylinder enthusiasm in my constitution 
that never has been blown off — and never 
will be, now that I've throttled down and 
turned the Hicks & Son agency over to 
you to run. 

Osier, notwithstanding, sixty-five ain't 
such an advanced age, after all. But now 
that you're in full charge and are going 
tp toke the hills of the game in high, I'm 
going to shut off the gas and retard the 
spark and ease up a bit and devote fifteen 
or eighteen hours a day to weeding out 
the moth balls from this section of land 
of mine and converting 'em into bank rolls. 
I have figured out that I put something 
like 100,000 hours' fair-paying work in that 
motorcycle and bicycle showroom of ours, 
and this round estimate don't include the 
99,999 hours I put in thinking it all out 
after I threw the shift of the work day 
in neutral o' nights and went home. 

A Plan to Knock Out Ideas 

Although I won't be in active service at 
the store from now on, I'm going to be 
there through the mails once in every so 
often. The plowp'ints are bound to bump 
against a stone occasionally, and when 
they do I'm going to have my ribs where 
the handles will punch 'em and knock out 
a selling idea or two. These ideas I want 
to send along to you for what they are 
worth—and they'll be worth something, to 
ray way of thinking, or I won't send 
'em. They probably will help you in com- 
'bating obstacles, for having been all 
through the game I know a few things 
about said obstacles. 

While we're on this subject of obstacles, 
I want to pump a few* notions of mine 
into your system. I've learned in my 
years that advice-transfusion sometimes is 
as healthy for the adult male as blood- 
iransfusion. We all meet obstacles, and 
most of us find they are good for us. 
For if a fellow had everything breaking 
his way and never got a good, stiff wal- 
lop from adversity, life really wouldn't be 
worth the candle. Trumbull had the right 
idea when he said that "our progress de- 
pends upon what we are, rather than upon 
what we may encounter." 

From an undeveloped bump of humor 
we see molehills as mountains, and, what 
is worse, mountains as molehills ; we see 
trees as men walking, and, what is more 
ridiculous, men as trees standing still. 
These have lost their perspective — they 
want to bring their ships into the desired 
port, but don't know how to steer 'em. 

You take it from your dad, son, that no 
man is truly happy — especially in the mo- 
torcycle business — unless he rubs elbows 
now and then with obstacles. An occa- 
sional setback will do more to engender 
the fighting instinct in a normal man and 
make him high spirited than a good, stiff 

Dave Hicks says: 

9 We all meet obstacles, and 
some of them are good for us. 

9 The possession of high spirits 
is a matter of cultivation. Don't 
be a grouch. 

9 A Dealer is not an idler sim- 
ply because he finds time to 
smile. The smiling dealer is 
the hardest worker of the lot. 

9 Don't expect good products to 
sell themselves; the dealer must 
put his hustle behind them. 

9 Education isn't a powerful 
factor in selling, but personality 
is. Friendliness, fairplay and 
consistent service are a winning 

9 Civility costs nothing and 
brings big proEts. 

dose of castor oil. The world likes the 
bright side and laughs at trouble. The 
possession of high spirits is a matter of 
cultivation. You can force yourself into 
any state or condition, so why not choose 
the state of joyousness — compel your eyes 
to twinkle and your feet to trip merrily 
to the thunder crashes of life, your lungs 
to laugh, your lips to smile? 

The reflex action of your muscles will 
produce in your heart or brain a spasm 
of joy like the first spark of a big twin 
motor — now and then there may be a bit 
of back-fire, but you must risk that and 
go on tickling it till the engine of mirth 
hums cheerily. I think that nine-tenths of 
the joy in the world is produced the other 
way — ^by spontaneous generation. The mis- 

take a lot of us make is in waiting until 
some convulsion of human nature shatters 
our gravity and makes us feel good. 

If you've got the idea that a high spirited 
chap is idle in business, you're dead wrong. 
The smiling dealer is the man who's work- 
ing harder than his fellows to be happy. 
There are a lot of motorcycle dealers 
I have met who don't consider the smile 
an asset and who never take the trouble 
to pump a laugh out of their bellows. 
They wait until their habitual gloom is 
punctured by some wayside- thorn of 
humor. They defy the universe to amuse 
them, and the universe won't take the 
trouble to pick up the challenge. The 
man with high spirits defies the world to 
bore him, and the world at once pours its 
money into his cash register. I reckon 
the first man with high spirits was Job — 
he kept a smiling front in spite of all his 

Practice Smiling 

There arc some people who have no 
troubles and yet always are dejected. 
Avoid such, son. Search your family tree 
and try and find some relative of Job's. 
Choose for your friends and companions 
those who can laugh, even when the rain 
butts into their picnic party, those who 
can grin even when the home team loses 
three games in a row, those who get stalled 
and work an hour with a grin trying to 
start a single tracker with a burned-out 

Don't be a grouch. The man who comes 
into your store and picks out a pair of 
goggles does so because, usually, he truth- 
fully can say, "Believe me, he's a peach of 
a dealer to buy from!" You've got to fol- 
low the example I set when I was run- 
ning the store — "Smile, and sell machines 
and parts and accessories and service." 
That ought to be your slogan. You're my 
son and I have enough confidence in you 
to know you'll come pretty near making 
good. At the same time I don't want you 
to become over-confident. Motorcycles 
and too much confidence don't mix. That's 
what Hank Hawkins found out when he 
opened a competitive agency across from 
me in Jerseyville, some years ago. I'll 
tell you briefly about Hawkins because his 
career as a motorcycle dealer points a 
moral that won't hurt you. 

Hank's sweetheart, Jessie Martin, lived 
with an invalid mother at Jerseyville. 
Hank and Jessie wanted to get married, 
but Jessie was a sensible girl and listened 
to her ma. The old lady had a little 
money to tide her over the rest of her 
days and also the home in which she and 

July 12. 1917 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 


Jessie lived. Hank settled the question 
by Kiving up his newspaper job and mi- 
grating to Jerseyville. 

There were only two motorcycle show- 
rooms in town at that time— mine, a good 
one, and one that didn't count for much. 
I had the cream of the trade and. knew 
it. There were drug stores, groceries, -and 
dry goods emporiums galore. After look- 
ing over the field, Hank decided on motor- 
cycles, for, as he afterwards told me, he 
knew as much about that as he did about 
any other line of merchandise and he 
thought the competition in the motorcycle 
business would be less keen. 

Hank had a little money, a big supply 
of confidence, and a heap of the I'm-a- 
litlle-better-than - the - other - fellow spirit. 
People in Jerseyville didn't give a tinker's 
tink for Hank's education ; all they were 
interested in was his latest models. And 
I'll go on record as saying that Hank laid 
in a pretty decent slock of stulT. But it 
wasn't long before Hank found out that 
learning and selling are two distinct com- 
modities. He wasn't qualified, didn't dis- 
count his bills, couldn't talk machines 
worth shucks. 

Hank paid no attention to his windows. 
They were always streaky and in need of 
a bath. The whole interior of his store 

was the same way. His goods were 
spotted, unpolished, dusty. Hank was 
always to be found in his store — writing 
rhymes. If Hank wanted a word to rhyme 
with "muah" and you came in to buy a 
spark plug, Hank got hi.'? rhyme first and 
then you got what you'd come in for. 
When George Stearns walked into Hank's 
one day and said, "Hawkins, 1 want a 
good coaster brake for my son's bike and 
ain't got time to go over them as I ought. 
I'm going to put it up to you to tell me 
what the kid ought to have," Hank pointed 
out the vulgarity of using such language 
as 'ain't got." 

What Happened to Hawldiu 

There are a lot of Hanks, son, in all 
kinds of business. Sooner or later they 
fail, as this Hank I'm telling you about 
busted. He didn't think service entered 
int'j the argument ; he had an idea good 
goods sold themselves. Naturally, he 
went under; he wasn't cut out for the two- 
wheel game. Education isn't a powerful 
factor in selling. As you know, your old 
daddy hadn't much education except what 
he picked up in the school of hard knocks. 
But that sort of education sells motor- 
cycles and bicycles. It sold enough for 
me to put away a few thousand odd dol- 

lars get title to 360 acres of good farm 
land, and drop you into the management of 
a store that ought to net you something 
handsome every year, 

I know what I'm telling you is, for the 
most part, old stuff. That's probably what 
you think. But I want to tell you right 
off the bat, son, that advice, no matter if 
it does carry around a long gray beard, 
never is old providing it's sound and work- 
able. And by the same token, I'm going to 
keep right on pumping you full of it. 
You're too young to know it all, even if 
you are old Dave Hicks' offspring — and 
that ain't bragging loo strong, either. 

I've had some long talks with you about 
service, but I want to repeat some of the 
things I've told you and tell you some 
new thoughts that have c>ccurred to me 
since graduating to farming. Service 
makes or breaks a motorcycle dealer. 
Civility costs nothing and brings big prof- 
its. Doing things for your competitor's 
customers is casting bread upon the waters. 
You've got to do three things to your cus- 
tomers in order to keep their trade: 

Please them. 

Tickle them. 

Delight them. 

These spell the development of a trial 
order to a perpetual income 

Why Some Motors Stammer 

Causes of Irregular Running Which Can 
Be Corrected by Regular Lubrication and 
Inspection of the Carbureter; Jet Altera- 
tion by Riders Another Source of Trouble 
By Stanley Rosebery 

Stammering in a motorcycle motor is 
a tendency to buck or misfire at cer- 
tain speeds. It is thus distinguished from 
persistent misfiring which may cover a wide 
range of throttle opening or affect the mo- 
tor from the idling position throughout the 
entire speed range. 

The chief causes of this impediment in 
the song of the motor are wear in the car- 
. bureter parts and dirty fuel. There is 
another cause for which the craving for 
more speed is responsible : alteration of the 
jet openings or the shape of the jet needle 
to make the motor run faster. As these 
alterations are crudely done in all but a 
minute percentage of cases, the stammer 
appears mainly at low speeds or the motor 
refuses to run slowly at all. I am not go- 
ing to moralize on this point, except to say 
that the motor thereafter is not satisfactory 

to its rider and becomes objectionable to 
other road users and the public in general. 

Look at the first illustration : it shows the 
knurled roller B on the lift needle arm A 
of a widely-used carbureter. This roller is 
operated along with the arm by the move- 
ment of a cam surface C fitted to the throt- 
tle stem and collar T. This cam is cut by 
the carbureter maker to suit the motor to 
which it is fitted, but as soon as wear 
occurs, the mixture will be incorrect at the 
portion where the wear occurs, and stam- 
mering is the result. - 

R«all CauMd bj WearinK 

Usually the cam C wears in a groove at 
G. due to the fact that the roller R gets 
stuck on its pivot. The result is that the 
lift-needle opens out of proportion to the 
throttle position for that particular speed. 
This occurs on the older machines mostly, 
and can be remedied by getting a new cam 
and if need be a new roller. It can be pre- 
vented by regular oiling of R on its pivot 
ti) ensure that the roller will turn and not 
drag. The dragging wears the cam sur- 

In the second figure we have the places 
in a muhi-jet carbureter (wilhont jet ad- 
justment), where the speed mania of the 
rider causes him to tinker and set up 
trouble. A rose jet R is fitted into a stand- 
pipe S in the mixing chamber M. .Attached 
to the throttle is an air cone C with arms 



Fig. 2 

Y W in the wall of the mixing chamber. 
As the carbureter comes from the factory 
it is set to have C move, in true proportion 
to the throttle position and to the sizes of 
the openings in R. The "speed bug" some- 
times gouges the openings in R, thereby in- 
creasing the flow of fuel, which is all right 
at high speeds, and occasionally alters the 
length of the arms Y, The result is that 
the mixture is out of balance at certain 
points and we have stammering. 

An expert can fix this type of carbureter 
to suit at practically all speeds, but the 
average performance with a pocket knife 
and a^pair of pliers is the worst kind of a 
botch job. To those who wish steady run- 
ning at all speeds, have the factory or an 
expert from the factory branch do any 
alteration in this line. 

The same thing apphes to the grinding of 
a different slope on the end of a lift-needle 
carbureter jet needle. This is occasionally 
done in a botched way and invariably pro- 
duces an undesirable effect. 


r V 

pre: ./'El 

REEL 2, Scene 1 — The modern farmer uses the motorcycle mounted on Excelsior machines carri/ing recruiting signs, 

in a dozen different ways. The time saved soon pays Scene S — A fair sidecarist sightseeing In her ReadinK- 

for the machine. Standard outfit. Photo snapped on Buena Vista Heights. 

Scene 2 — Members of the New Jersey M. C. on a sociability overlooking San Francisco. 

run waiting for the -bunch.'' Scene 6— B. Smead and H. L. Clark, of Greenfield, Mass.. 

Scene 3 — George A. N'orthbridge. Belmar. X. J., astride his who were perfect scorers in the Worcester 24-hour run. 

Dayton Motor Bicycle. N'orthbridge recently made a trip to Scene 7 — A line-up of members of the Omaha M. C. before 

Washington, D. C.. with two side trips into Maryland and starting on a recent Sunday run. 

Virginia, covering 1.025 miles on lO^l gallons of gasoline. Scene t— R. Grealhouse, of the R. Greathonse Motor & 

Scene ♦ — Members of Federal .\rmy in Providence. R. I., Cycle Co., St. Louis, Mo., Excelsior agents, putting an 

who are connected with the local recruiting office. They are Excelsior through some stunts. 


Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

July 12, 1917 

Build Your Own Garage 

Details of Roof Construction; How to Build and Fit the Doors and Obtain a Snug and 

Dependable Job on the Side Walls and Flooring; Final Touch Is a Good 

Coat of Paint ; Room for Small Work Bench and Lockers 

By John CyBcaman 

IN the first instalment of this article the 
main framing, door and side details 
wtre given, with one window to be cen- 
trally placed in each side. The back of 
the garage is to be blank, as the two win- 
dows and the open door will give ample 
light for all kinds of work within. 

The next important item in construction 
is the roof. This is made of 2 x 3 inch 
timber, the same as the side members of 
the frame. The roof structure is 12 feet 
long and 6 feet wide, the longitudinals 

DeUib of the Roof 

M, M passing inside the front and rear 
cross members O, O. One of the figures 
shows the members in place and assembled, 
and it is intended to have the roof framing 
go on in block. However, this would re- 
quire the assistance of another man or two, 
so if the builder desires he can proceed 
one-man fashion, as follows: 

Fitting th« Roof Frame 

Cut the members M, M to length and 
notch at 4 foot intervals for the cross mem- 
bers N, N. These are of 2 x 3 material. 
Lay each longitudinal along the tops of the 
side members E, E, and the end members 
A, A. Fasten by means of wooden or 
metal cleats, using two nails or bolts in 
each timber. There must be a cleat for 
each side and end member. It will be a 
good idea to have a plane handy to level 
off the ends of the vertical members in 
order to get a neat fit. 

After cutting the cross members O, O 
and N, N to fit, place these in position and 
fit together with angle cleats T, T, as in 
the first figure.. See that the roof frame 
rests solidly on' the vertical members. You 
are now ready for the roofing. Cut the 
sidings to 12 feet and lay them lengthwise 
of the roof. Put on sufficient width of 
siding to project about 2 inches over the 
sides. Nail the siding over the main roof 
frame members. It is better to use inter- 
locking or tongue and grooved siding for 
the purpose. 

How to Build the Doors 

The doors are next to be built. The 
frame of the door is made rectangular of 
2x2 members, the paneling being made 
of the siding. The outside dimensions of 

each door will be 58 x 30 inches. Make 
up the door complete and fit it in place, 
using two hinges at top and bottom as in 
the figure shown in the first instalment. 
Put a piece of molding on the face of one 
door to keep out the weather, or use 
weather stripping. The paneling may run 
vertically or horizontally. 

After the doors are fitted, go again to 
the roof with tar paper or some inexpensive 
sheet roofing. Before laying the roofing, 
putty up all nail holes in the siding. Lay 
the roofing smoothly and fasten with roof- 
ing tacks. 

Front and Sides 

If you will look at the front of the 
garage, you will see that above the mem- 
ber L is the roof front cross member R. 
On top of this is the roof or siding P, 
and the outside roofing Q. One figure 
shows this construction, while the view of 
the roof framing shows both P and Q cut 
away. Siding should be put on to cover 
R and L, if a neat appearance is desired. 

The material for the sides of the garage 
is to be laid lengthwise of the building, as 
shown in the next figure at P. For the 
siding coming against the frame of the 
window J, it is best to cut the 12 foot 
lengths in two, fit them in place from the 
ends, and then cut off what projects be- 
yond the ends of the building. Nail the 
siding to the window frame from the in- 
side, and attach the other siding pieces by 
nails to the uprights E, E of the building 
frame. Putty all nail 

holes. < 

The flooring is 

made of siding, laid 

crosswise, and nailed 

to the members D, D, 

as well as to the. side 

members. It may be 

advisable to put a 

cleat under the ends 

of each piece of sid- 
ing which comes op- 
posite a vertical 

member E of the side 

frame. Bring the 

flooring flush to the 

front and rear fram- 
ing of the building. 

as well as at the 

As the garage has 

a flat top, it will be 

wise for the owner to 

clear off any snow 

during the winter 

months. If a slope 

roof is desired, the 

will effect a satisfactory drainage of rain. 

A good weather-proof paint should be 
put on as the final touch to the building. 
This painting should consist of a priming 
coat containing much turpentine Xo give 
quick drying and to fill the wood. The 
finishing coat is to be put on when the 
primer is thoroughly dry. 

The side view of the garage shows it 
mounted on stones X, X. The lettering 
of the various parts corresponds to that 
in the previous drawings. The builder can 
either make an earthen runway to the door 
or one such as shown, V, W. The latter 
consists of three 2x3 members \V, nailed 
to the front member C of the garage lower 
frame and buried in the ground at the 
other end. The cross pieces or "roadway" 
V are made of siding, placed crosswise. 
The length of W should be suflicient to 
give a gentle slope from the ground to the 
door, to make wheeling the rig by hand 
easy, especially if a sidecar combination 
is to be stored in the garage. 

Room for Small Lockers 

Any lockers used can be fitted to the 
rear wall of the garage and will serve to 
strengthen it. If the owner desires to fit 
a work bench, he should use additional 
2x3 pieces, crosswise between the comer 
members, and also from the lower frame 
member C. Long through bolts will give 
the best anchorage for the bench. 

Just a word about artificial lighting. 
Run the wires in conduits in preference 

- fz' 

iB<i|l>Hlll i|iH i' l| |ll| lW i l> Hl| il nM ' ' ^tl 

members on one side -^. .«.,-• .. , 

can be cut to 68 The Upper Figure Shows the Roof; P Is the Roof Boarding and 

inches instead of 72 Q the Final CoTering; the Bottom Figure Shows 

inches (6 feet), which the Completed Building 

July 12, 1917 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

to using pair cords, aod avoid risks of fire 
through short circuits. Do all work in 
which naked fiames are required outside 
the garage, although you will have con- 
siderable room inside when a solo machine 
is housed. Keep a good Rre extinguisher 
handy, and always have the doors open 
when >'Ou are working. 

As materials vary in cost in different 
sections of the country, it is difficult to 
give a bill of costs for the material for 
this garage. However, $30 should cover 
the whole, provided lumber is not at an 
excessive tigure at the lime of purchase. 
The figure quoted does not, of course. 
cover labor, as it is assumed that the 
owner will do the work himself. 

Our Exchange Editor 
Speaks Thusly: — 

Only one motorcycle was imported into 
Great Britain during March last and that 
one was valued at $60. Safe to say it did 
not come from U. S. 

The substitution of motorcycles for 
horses in the service of a couple of tow 
surveyors at Stoke-on-Trent resulted in an 
annual saving of £150 ($750). 

The commercial sidevan is coming more 
and more into prominence in Britain as a 
result of ihe high cost of operating four- 
wheeled delivery vehicles and restrictions 
on the purchase of gasoline. 

A British fanner let it be known that 
he had 20,000 pounds of potatoes to sell in 
seven- pound lots and practically the whole 
ten tons were carted away on luggage car- 
tiers and in sidecars by buyers who rushed 
to his farm in Famborough. 

The Emerald Isle riders are going 
through a legal situation similar to the one 
just brought to a close in Massachusetts— 
the status of the sidecar is Questioned. A 
youth of 17 was arrested while driving a 
sidecar outfit for which he had a motor- 
cycle driving license, on the grounds that 
the vehicle was in reality a motor car. 
Case is now in the courts for decision. 

Bit of a mixup in the British dispatch 
rider's wage scale. Government promised 
them six shillings a day on enlistment, but 
now says it's a mistake. One rider who 
has served since August 1914 has been told 
he has been over paid $425 in that time and 
will not receive any more pay until the 
score is balanced. Hope Britain "ill play 
tiir with the boys who have taken up the 
wir burden so manfully. 

.American motorcycle manufacturers are 
scored in the Irish Cyclist and Motorcyclist, 
Dublin, for not having made much progress 
in motorcycle design since the beginning 
of the war in 1914. Little things like full 
electrical equipment that is both fool and 
trouble proof, universal use of the mechan- 
ical oiler, big valve motors that are forg- 
'ntt more and more to the fore, eight-valve 
tvins. twD-compartment tanks, cushion 
sprocket drrre. integral lugs for stdccar at- 
tachincnL enclosed valve mechanisms and 
•0 on ad infinitum mean nothing in the life 
of an Irish critic. 


When It Comet to Putting a Punch in Good FeUtncdiip, Leave It to B. A. Surenaon, of 

Providence, R. I. Swenson Built the Attractive Camp Shown Above at Coventry, 

Nat Far from Providence, Recently, and Then Hung Out the Latchatring for 

All Indian Riders. Tula of (he Photos Show Parties Going Out 

to Spend a Week End at the Camp 

damage through oil or moisture getting 
inside the armature tunnel. As motor 
speed depends a lot on the condition of 
the points, the magneto should be sent to 
the makers for a looking over. 


July 15, Yonkers, N. Y.— "Usco" run to 
Albany and back, promoted by George 

July 15, Mansfield, O.— Race meet at 
Fairgrounds Track. 

July 20-21, La Grande, Ore.— Annual 
spced-'em-up races. La Grande Motor Club. 

August 6-11, Atlantic Gty, N. J. Annual 
mid-summer convention of the Cycle Parts 
and Accessories Association, Motorcycle 
and Allied Trades Association, Bicycle 
Manufacturers' Association, C3rcle Jobbers' 
Association of America. 

August 12, Bronx, N. Y. — Social run 
promoted by Oliver Berckhemer. 

August 12. Grand Rapids, Mich. — Picnic 
staged by Grand Rapids M. C. 

August 12-13-14-15. Providence. R. I.— 
Providence M. C. four-day tour to White 

August 19, Grand Rapids, Mich. — Endur- 

September 2-3-4. Seattle. Wash.— 800 mile 
endurance run to Spokane, 

September 3. Greeley, Colo.— Race meet 
at Island Grove Park, promoted bv GreeJev 
M. C. 

September 3. Providence R. I,— Provi- 
dence M. C. race meet. 

October 7, Providence R. I.^Annual 
triangle run, promoted by Providence 
M. C. 

When Contact-Breaker 
Points Wear Abnormally 

RAPID wear on the platinum points of 
a magneto contact-breaker generally 
indicates that the condenser is going bad. 
This may be due to breaking-down or to 

Carry a Flash Lamp 

on After Dark Trips 

ON'E of the many models of pocket 
flashlights comes in handy when rid- 
ing, after dark. You can use it to read 
road signs, look at the oil-glass in the 
motor base, make small adjustments by iti 
light and examine the interior of the tanks 
with it. Be sure the lamp works before 

When the Valve Stems 

Require Light Filing 

WHEN taking out a valve look tor 
bright patches on its stem. These 
indicate rubbing in the guide, and may have 
been the cause of the motor skipping or 
being hard to start some time previously. 
Ease the bright sjicits iviih a line file. 

Restoring Brightness to 
Sooted Lamp Reflectors 

TO cleaji lamp reflectors which are 
blackened, rub with a mixture of equal 
parts of alcohol and water. Follow this 
by polishing with a good metal polish, if 
the reflector is of metal, or with tissue 
paper if of glass. Few riders give their re- 
flectors the attention they deserve, and a 
few minutes devoted to them occasionally 
will certainly pay big returns in road com- 
fort and safety. If you don't think so, 
try iL 

MonacvcLE and BicycLE Illlsibated J^ ^ -^-' 

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July 12, 1917 





Hariey-DaTtdaon Rider Lemds H<»iie FuAd of 30 Startm in Feature Event on July Fourtii Card in 1 

Hour, 17 Minutes and 2/5 Secoods; Henkel Takes Sidecar Number; Owtello and Parkfawvt 

Divide Other "Pro" EvenU; Farrell Best of Anutteun, But Bleacher Also Scores 

OUff WaUur, Wbs Took Licm'i Skua of Honors; Jacob Honkal, Winner of Sidocar ETonl; "Babe" Buttlar, a Runnar-Up 

NEW YORK, July 4.— Fully 7,500 spec- 
tators—and most of them motorcycle 
enthusiasts — saw Otto Walker drive his 
Harley -Davidson to victory in the 100-mile 
open "pro'' number which was the "piece 
de resistance" of the ten-event program 
that was staged on the Sheepshead Bay 
Speedway here today. , 

Walker made the fifty circuits of the two- 
mile board track in one hour, 17 minutes and 
?^ seconds, having set the pace and shown 
the starting field of 30 the way throughout 
the greater part of the race. Harry Smith. 
connected with the establishment of Boi 
Brazenor. Brooklyn Harley-Davidson dis- 
iribolor, piloted a second machine of tha. 
make into second place so there is real joy 
tonight in all the Harley-Davidson camps 
hereabouts for Walker, the winner, is an 
employee of ihe Harley-Davidson Sales Co,, 
of New York. 

Mike Costello, who made no mean name 
lor himself when the old Bri«hti>n Beach 
motordrome was running, took third place 
and Leslie Parkhurst fourth, both also rid- 
ing Har ley -Davidsons. George Hamillon 
piloted an Indian into fifth position, the re- 
maining two "money berths" going to 
James French and Joe Gildersleeve. respec- 
tively, both of whom straddle Milwaukee- 
made machines. 

Sidecar Race RaUe* the Curtain 

The curtain raiser was a six-mile sidecar 
race which brought forth such a plentitude 
of entries that it was necessary to run it 
in heats. Thomas Monte, on a Harley- 
Davidson, took the first heat by a very slim 

marein from August Landan also on a Har- 
ley-Davidson, the time being 6:19^. The 
second heat proved easy for Jacob Henkel. 
Harley-Davidson, who played with the bal- 
ance of the field and rolled home in 6-Alii,; 
second place was won by Frank Gross, 
Harley-Davidson. Henkel got a big hand 
in ihe final when he stepped on his blue 
combination and just beat out Landan at 
the line taking the event in 6:12^; Landan 
took second place and Monte third. 

The four-mile amateur stock number 
drew an even dozen entries and proved a 
complete Harley-Davidson victory, riders 
of that make taking the affair in "one, two, 
three order.'' E. Bleacher won by a fair 
margin over Russell Holdermann, who took 
second place; George Smith came in for the 
bronze medal. The time for the affair was 

Surprise in 10-Mile Pro. 


the . 

the spectators their first visual evidence of 
the remarkable development of the pocket 
valve motor. Otto Walker and Leslie 
Parkhurst, both mounted on Harley-David- 
sons of this type, opened up a tremendous 
lead on the balance of the field on the first 
lap and finished in the order named nearly 
half a lap ahead of the third man. George 
Sorenson. on a Thor. Walker's time was 

Again in the ten- mile "pro" open num- 
ber the pocket valve Harley-Davidson ma- 
chines walked away from the balance of the 
treH. the serious lack of competition being 

made evident by the fact that the time of 
7:11^, made by Coslello, the winner, was 
far slower than had previously been made 
in the stock number. Second place in the 
ten-mile open went to Parkhurst and third 
to Harry Smith, all on Harley- Davidsons, 
which ran consistently well and finished al- 
most in a bunch. 

Ferrell Cheers Up iho Indiui Camp 

A measure of consolation came to the 
Indian riders when Joseph Farrell drove 
his Indian to victory in both th; 20-mile 
amateur stock number, which he completed 
in 15:37*^ and the ten-mjie amateur open 
in which he returned to the tape the winner 
in 7:57 flat. E. Bleacher and Arthur Fisk 
on Harley-Davidsons took second and third 
places respectively in the 20-mile go. 
Bleacher also took second in the len-mile 
number, third place going to "Bahe" But- 
tlar on an Indian. 

A week or so before the meet it had been 
agreed to eliminate eight-valve machines 
from competition, but as nothing on the 
track seemed at all capable of giving the 
pocket-valve Harley-Davidsons a run for 
their money, so to speak, and the meet bid 
fair to become boresome for want of ade- 
quate competition, L. G. Buckner rolled out 
an eight-valve Indian for the 20-mile "pro" 
number, fully aware that disqualification 
was the penalty for riding it and with the 
sole idea in mind of providing the element 
of competition that was lacking. 

Walker on the Harley-Davidson and 
Buckner on the Indian made the race » 



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AnwtMir Wnuto'; 4, Somo of tbo MackbiM Kt tke Tncknde; 5, More of tb* San» 
7, Stert of ZO-MiU Stock Pro. ETont; S, First Lap in tbo lO-MiU Pro.; 

neck and neck affair throughout the first 
few rounds of the course, leaving the bal- 
ance of the lield far behind. A mishap later 
slowed the Indian rider up and Walker took 
the contc-i in good style: Buckner finished 
in second p jsiiion and was immediately dis- 
quahfied. second place going to Mike Cos- 

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Parkhurst, who took the lion's share of 
the glory of the last July Fourth Sheeps- 
head Bay meet, and of whom so much was 
expected today, recorded his only win in 
the sii:-milc open "pro'" which he took 
handily in 4:0b, Despite the fact thai b',.' 
made only one first, however, Parkhurst 
rode well and was always well up with 
the leaders, either setting or hanging 
oiiin ihe pace in his charactt 

to Coslello. ( 

a Harley-DavidsG 

George Lockner took third on an Indian. 

That same Indian of Lockner's. which 
he had tuned up to the last notch and 
termed a "Lockner special,'' furnished most 
of the sport accruing to the running of 
the 103-mile event. With it Lockner was 
ahle to hang un firmly to Walker and Cos- 
tell u, who set the pace throughout the 
greater portion of the contest until a mis- 
hap linally put him out of the running, 
leaving the field clear for the Harley 
Daiidson riders. 

Fuu Waited for B!« Feature 

.Although the feature numt>er was nnt 
called until after six o'clock and did not 
finish until darkness was not far off. most 
of the better than 7.000 spectators stuck tJ 
see the finish and gave Walker a rousing 
cheer as he rolled across the tape a winner. 
It was a great day from start to finish ; the 
weather was just right and not an acci- 
dent of any consequence marred the sport. 
Many motorcjclists rode from neighboring 
Slates to see the speedfest. 

Walker's Harley- Davidson was equipped 
as follows : Goodyear tires ; Bosch mag- 

lecM- Raco; 3. Joa FmmU, lO- a^ Z-lOa 
6, GM-«wa7 of tbo tlKMCla Race; 
w of tka Pfa 

neto. Wright plugs. Parkhurst's Harley- 
Davidson was similarly equipped, while Cos- 
tello used United States Tires, Dijcie mag- 
neto and Splitdorf plugs. Bleacher, who 
took the four-mile amateur on a Hirlcy- 
Davidson used Goodyear tires, Bosch m^- 
neto and Wright plugs and Henkel's Har- 
ley-Davidson was fitted with Rogers side- 
car. Remy generator. Firestone tires, and 
Splitdorf plugs. Farrell's Indian was shod 
with Goodyear tires and he used a Bosch 
magneto and Rex plugs. 

The summaries : 

Si. Milr Pirierai— First- hMl-Won by ThomaF 


iletir Slock— Woo by E. 1 

Rus»11 Holdconuin, 
I; George Smilh, Harlfy.I 

-Teener Mile Anawnr 

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July 12, 1917 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated I 


Big ProccHion of Decorated Bicyclei to 
Featiire Convention Program 

NEW YORK, July 9— One of the most 
interesting features proniised for this 
year's convention of the Cycle Industries 
at Atlantic City is a big bicycle parade to 
be staged on the famous boardwalk. The 
details of this angle of the program are 
now being carefully worked out, and it is 
believed that the parade can be made so 
successful that it will become » prominent 
feature of the annual trade gathering at 
the shore resort. It is the intention to 
present all the various phases of cycledom 
in the procession, and to offer prizes for 
the most attractive single machines and 

The parade proposition and other con- 
vention details were taken up at the meet- 
ing of the United Cycle Trades Directorate 
at the headquarters, 373 Broadway, New 
^'ork, on June 29. Those present were ; 
President. D. F. Printz; treasurer. Louis 
Schwab : secretary, C. F. Olin ; Messrs. 
Crady and Fogarty. and Manager Rinck. 



Ekie, Pa., July 9. — The following changes 
have been announced in the sales force of 
the Continental Rubber Works Carl J. 
Zeffer has been appointed PaciRc Coast 
manager, with headquarters in San Fran- 
cisco, and will be succeeded in the South- 
ern territory by R. V. Davis. Mr. Davi; 
has been traveling for ;he company in Xew 
England. B. F. Crain, one of the com- 

Mr. and Mri. A. L. Turner, of Randotpb, N. Y., Uae Thn OutAt Almoit DmSj; Mr. 
Turner Ii Nearing Sixty, But Enjoji ETery Mile of Hi* Trip* 

pany's salesmen traveling among dealer 
I he South, has been transferred to 
N'ew England territory, succeeding ' 

in which Dudley Perkins 
t7 carried away first and 
I Harley- Davidsons in the 


MtLWAUKEE. Wis.— The Harley- David so 
window pictorial service has issued tw 
attractive sheets, one featuring the Sa 

Jose hill-climb, 
and Robert Fi 
second places ( 
open event. 

The other poster is designed to appeal 
to the lisherman. and shows a layout of 
six photos in which the solo motorcycle and 
the sidecar are used in angling pastime. 



1:hie, Pa., July 9.— The current number 
of The Tire Merchant, ihc house organ of 
the Continental Rubtier Work", devotes 
special attention to Vitalic tires for bicycles. 
.\n interesting item is printed from F, 
Xavas & Co.. of Havana, Cuba, who state 
that Vitatic bicycle tires are enjoying re- 
markable popularity on the island because 
of their ability to withstand the lerriffic 
usage given them over the rutted and rock- 

Another section of The Tire MercUnnl is 
devoted to reproduclio-i of unusually strik- 
ing bicycle lire advertisement* which have 
appeared in national ma8a?ines. 


Kansas Cjtv. Mo.. July 9. — Frank Sim- 
mons, factory representative of the Harley- 
Davidson, is negotiating with army authori- 
ties at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., concern- 
ing the purchase of Harley-Davidson mo- 
torcycles to be used by the troops. It is 
understood that a considerable number of 
machines will be purchased soon. 

Tha HandM Dbplaj Embraced All the Indian Product! 

SPRINGFIELD. Mass,— Among the ex- 
hibitors at the Industrial Exposition 
and Export Conference recently held at the 
Eastern States Agricultural and Industrial 
Exposition grounds, Springfield. Mass., was 
the Hendee Manufacturing Company. The 
conference was so successful that it is very 
likely that it will become an annual affair. 

Besides the exhibiting of many of the 
country's leading manufactured products, 
there waS held a daily export conference 
at which subjects pertaining to foreign 
business were discussed, A complete dis- 

play of various types of welfare work in 
operation in many of the large plants of 
the country attracted the attention of many 
foreign visitors to the fair. 

W, C, Blood, manager of the Foreign 
Department of the Hendee Manufacturing 
Company, was in charge of the Indian 
exhibit, assisted by other members of the 
Hendee staff. The Hendee Manufacturing 
Company's display consisted of their full 
line of motorcycles and bicycles, as well as 
several feature outfits, and aroused much 
interest among the throngs of visitors. 


Bristol, Conn,. July 2,— Indicative of the 
extreme care which enters into the manu- 
facture of the cycle parts and other prod- 
nets turned out by the New Departure 
Mfg. Co., is the fact that this concern 
maintains a perfectly equipped laboratory 
for sampling and experimenting upon the 
raw materials which enter into its varied 
products, .Xs a matter of fact there are 
five New Departure laboratories, each 
complete and fully e<|utpped in itself. They 
are a chemical laboratory, metallurgical 
Ipl'oratory, physical lafmratory and depart- 
ment of tests and a photo laboratory. 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

July 12, 1917 



Harlej'-Davidton Girls Give Up Annual 
Outing to Aisist in Red Cross Work 

MILWAUKEE, Wis— The girl em- 
ployes of the Harley-Davidsoii Mo- 
tor Company have decided that one of the 
ways in which they can "do their bit" is by 
having the entire membership of the Girls' 
Welfare League join the Red Cross. The 
fund to be used in securing Red Cross 
memberships is one that had been set aside 
for En outing this Summer. The girls de- 
cided that the Red Cross fund came first, 
and agreed to forego the picnic. 

W. A. Hanlon, PantomimB Favorite, Met the Eildie Fay* in Toronto Recently. Tha 
Young Foym Showed Him Thair Smith Flyer. "It Look* Good to Mc," Pan- 
tomimed Hanlon, "I'll Gat One." Hanlon Struck IHilwaukee a Waak 
Later and Bought a Flyer Which He It Now Uiing on the Stag*. 


Hugo Young and Bride Enjoy Six-Day 
Wedding Trip With a Flxible 

LOUDONVILLE, O.— Hugo H. Young, 
inventor of the Flxible sidecar and 
general manager of the company which 
produces it, was married on June 6 to 
Miss Mabel Miles, of Mansfield, O. Fol- 
lowing the ceremony the happy pair 
scorned the effete Pullman and started 
' their honeymoon a la motorcycle and 
Flxible sidecar. 

.After a ramble of six days through some 
of the finest scenic sections of the State, 
Mr. and Mrs, Young put their unqualified 
{). K. upon the motorcycle and sidecar as 
a means of getting the most out of a 
ro;,d jaunt. 


Company Will Show Its Appreciation of 
Co-operation Given by Employes 

BRISTOL. Coim-. July 9.— .Announce- 
ment is made by the New Departure 
Mfg. Company that it will pay a mid-sum- 
mer l>onus to its employes on July 14. 
Those who have been in the company's em- 
ploy three months or more will receive an 
extra week's wages: who have been 
on the staff for a month, or less than three 
months, will receive an extra half week's 
wages. The payment will be based on a 
50-hour week and the hourly rate, and the 
plan has naturally scored a big bit. 

In referring to the bonus, President 
Page made the following statement: 

"The business year of this company 
closes on June 30. The year has been a 
period of activity throughout the plant. 

You have been asked to work overtime in 
order that our customers might not be with- 
out our product. 

''Your willingness to co-operate with us 
is very much appreciated, and we desire to 
express that appreciation in a practical way 
and so announce a mid-summer bonus to be 
paid in cash to all employees who have been 


)nth c 

Ad. Manager J. A. Prieit. of Hendee Mfg. 

Co., and C. P. McDonald, Advertimiiig 

Conniel, Conferring Oram Story 

Atop the InAan Factory at 


mploy on date of pa; 


Thrwo Indian Sidecar ComUaatiaB* 

and K Solo Mount Sold hy the G. H. Werti^ Co. 
Diapatch Safvke at Fort BonjainiB Harrieon 

July 12, 1917 Motorcycle and Bicycle iLLtisTftAtED 




Westboko. Mass., July 9.— John I.opas, 17 
Ciimmonwealth Ave., West Newton, Mass., 
informs Secretary (iibson, of the K. A. M., 
that his Har ley- Davidson motorcycle has 
been stolen. The motor numher is 1367-K, 
and the mount is a three-speed with ga.<i 
lithtin' equipment, F-N tandem and Blue 
Streak tires. 


Westbobo, Mass,, July 9,— Secretary G. B, 
Gibson announces that the annual F. A, M. 
reports covering the offices of the secretary 
and treasurer are now bein;; prepared and 
that they will be ready for publication as 
e been audited. 

Abelton and Patenon Snapped at tbe WMtfiald Factorj 

BEVERLY. Mass,, July 9— Thomas Abel- 
son and Harold Peterson, of this city, 
have just tucked away a neat little efficiency 
record of 2.045 miles on Pope machines 
It ithont a stop for trouble of any kind. 

They started by taking part in a Gypsy 
Tour of 218 miles through the rain, and 
started off the following day for Wash- 
ington, D. C. On the way down from 
Philadelphia they struck a stretch of road 
which was covered with small boulders and 
steeped in oil. Still their machines never 
missed a stroke and their Firestone tires 
gave perfect sen-ice. 

From Washington they went to Rich- 
mond, Va., then headed back northward. 
The run from Washington to Peekskilt. 
N. V„ was made from 9 a. m. to 10 p. m, 
in one day. On their way from Peekskill 
to Albany a detour forced them through 
red clay almost hub deep, but they were 
not stalled. The riders were naturally en- 
thusiastic over the performance of their 
machines, and Abelson, just to ascertain 
what his regular gas consumption was. 
measured out one gallon at Worcester and 
covered the 68 miles to Westfield without 


Buffalonians and Rochester Riders Will 
Strive for Cup in Three Runs 

ROCHESTER. X. V., July 9,-Art 
Rochow, who acted as manager for 
the Rochester Gypsy Tour, is working at 
t.p speed on plans for the Queen City en- 
durance run. to be held late this month. 
The run will be unique in that it will pro- 
vide a contest between the motorcyclists of 
Rochester and those representing Buffalo. 
A handsome cup is to be awarded, on a 
three-legged basis, the club winning it twice 
to keep it. One run is to be held on July 
and another in September. 

On the first run between Rochester and 
Buffalo the roads to be covered are 80 per 
cent, good, while in the second run, from 
BulTalo to Rochester, the route selected will 
be 80 per cent. bad. An attractive list of 
individual prizes in the way of merchan- 
dise has been arranged for individual high 

The dealers of Rochester and Buffalo are 
l^nancing the proposition and have placed 
Mr. Rochow in charae. 


Omaha, Neb.. June 26.— The .Ahamo M. 
Cw at its meeting held June 2!. voted to 
ifisband. Financial difficulties, together 
with the fact that the Omaha M. C. the 
State's largest cluh. is handling the local 
situation in a capable manner, resulted in 
tiie Alumo club's retirement. Practically 


New V(rk, July 9.— The Mesinger mo- 
torcycle saddle, produced by the H. & F. 
Mesinger Mfg. Co., has just added another 
record to its list by capturing 1918 equip- 
ment contracts for both the Indian and 
Harley- Davidson lines within three days. 


Westboro, Mass., July 9. — The wurm 
weather of the last ten days appears to have 
had its effect upon K. A, M. membership 
boosters. No member succeeded in gather- 
ing five new applications for the week of 
July 7. and it is therefore annouiirrl that 
no contest award will be made for that 


Westboro, Mass., July 9,— Secretary - 
treasurer Gibson announces that he has just 
sent F. A. M, literature to F. L. Zimmer- 
man, Jr., 1340 Oakland St., Shreveport, La.. 
William Fry, Chambersburg, Pa., and C. P. 
Rustemeyer. 43 Julius St.. Hartford. Conn. 


Reading, Pa., July 9.— The Reading M, ■ 
has given proof of its patriotism by autho 
izing its officers to buy Government 
bonds with club funds if they see fit, 
club is well fixed financially. 



Proviiience, R. I., July 8,— The Provi- 
dence Motorcycle Oub held ofT from if 
usual hard grind to-day and participated 
in a family party. 


i. CariM, Popa Rapraaantativa in Cimhmgot, Cuba, wi 
k Sidacar Pawant*r> Carbo lUparb 9 

ro-Spwd Twin and 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustbated 

July 12, 1917 


V. J. Branncn with the Firestfone Tire ft 
Rubber Company, Mr. Brannen having 
been called to the colors. 


(Continued from page 20) 

second: .\nfaiir Fisk, Harlcy-Davidion, third. 
Time, 15:37«. 

Ten Mile Pro Open— Won by Mike CoMclln 

Ha .ley- Davidson; "Red" ParkhorBl, Hiilcy-Dav 

" ■■ - -" "uley-Davii" 

ell. Indian; 
'Fiabc" Bui 
Twenty S 

id; Hany South, Huley-Davidion. tl 
Open— Woo by Jos 



e Pro Sloik— Won by Olio Walker, 

on; Mike Coitello. Harlcy. David mo. 

Lutgens, Harlcy- David ion. third. 

Two MiU Exbibition— An Chapelle, S Tatve 
Indian. Time, l:25Ji. 

Six Mile Pro Open— Won by "Red" Parkhurst. 
Ha riev' Davidson; Mike Costdlo. Harley-Davidsnn, 
^erond; George Lockner, Li>ckner Special, third. 

Ont Huidred Mile Pro Open— Won to Otto 
Walker, Harlcv-DavidHin ; Harry Smith. Harley- 
Davidson, Kcond; Mike Costelio. Harley-Davidson, 
third; "Red" Paikhnrsi, Harley -Davidson, fourth; 

The Merlul Parly «( the HcndMMn Plant 

ROCHESTER. N. Y.— Charles A. 
Merkel, the Henderson dealer in this 
city, has just finished an interesting tour 
in the course of which he combined business 
and pleasure very effectively. Merkel 
hadn't been able to get machines from the 
factory as quickly as the demands of his 
customers required, so he felt that a little 
persona! persuasion might speed dehveries. 
He therefore organized a three-man tour- 
ing party, with Arthtir Gough and George 
Myers as the other two members, and 
pointed the helms of their motorcycles 
toward Michigan. The weather man in- 

jected large bunches of additional interest 
inio the trip, as the roads were in very 
bad shape at many places on account of 
the heavy rains of preceding weeks. The 

final stretch from Toledo to Detroit was 
especially unappetiiing, and the parly was 
forced to take to the interurban trolley 
tracks and ride the ties for a few miles, 
where the road was torn up near Monroe. 
The arrival at Detroit was made in good 
time in spite of conditions, however, and 
on looking over their accounts they found 
that each of the three machines had aver- 
aged more (ban 75 miles per gallon. 


Cycle Parts Convention Chairman 
Sends Out Notice Concerning Hotels 
EW YORK. July lO.-Chairman Frank 


:, of the Entertainment Commit- 
tee in charge of the Cycle Parts Convention 
program to be staged in Atlantic City, Aug- 
ust 6-10. has just sent out to the trade a 
circular referring to hotel accommodations 
and the general facilities that will be 
afforded at the Traymore, the official head- 
quarters, for making a social as well as a 
business success of the annual affair. 
Emphasis is placed upon the fact that hotel 
reservations should be made reasonably 
early, and that trade representatives should 
make an earnest effort to be present on the 
first day of the convention, Monday, Aug- 
ust 6. 

The official program is now receiving the 
finishing touches and will be ready for pub- 
lication in a week or ten days. 

Firestone Company, will for the present 
have charge of the Seattle office of the 

L. S. Harriman, formerly with the Wein- 
stock- Nichols Company, has succeeded 

A Safeguard Against 

Accident When Standing 

A GOOD plan when leaving the machine 
standing beside the curb is to turn 
ihe handlebars in a little, so that the outer 
grip just about lines up with the outer 
side of the saddle. 

T have known personally of several ma- 
chines which have been knocked down. 
dragged along and more or less injured, 
by careless automobile (mostly irresponsi- 
ble jitney) drivers, who did not notice the 
projecting handlebars and caught them 
while passing. But no driver is usually 
so careless as to run close enough to hit 
the main body of the motorcycle. 

Thus if the handlebars are turned in as 
suggested, they are not likely to be struck 
by any passing vehicles, and the motor- 
cycle will not be pulled over. 



S\N Fha-vcisco.— Arthur Davidson, sales 
manager of the Harley-Davidson Motor 
Company, is now in San Francisco and will 
make a flying trip through Coast lerritory- 

A. T. Smith, San Francisco branch man- 
ager for the Firestone Tire & Rubber Com- 
pany, is in the East on a business trip. 

R. Krupke. of Redwood City, will open 
a store there soon in which he will handle 
the Cleveland lightweight motorcycle. 

S. L. Fisher, local office manager for the 

i & Parkin*, of San Francuco, Sold Tliew Harler-DaTidMiu a Few Day* Asa 
to Ihe Quartmrmaitar's Dopartmant, Preudio, (or Army Work 

July 12, 1917 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 



Murs Reeb Off Five Miles in 6:36 4/5 at Baltimore; Big 
Crowd Sees Verrill and Other Stellar Speedsters 

BALTIMORE. Md., July 9. — Carey 
Mears, of Baltimore, hung up a new 
record for sidecar work on a half-mile 
track when he reeled off five miles in 
6:365^ at the Gentlemen's Driving Track 
on July 4, under the auspices of the Mary- 
land Motor Association. According to the 
judges, the best previous record for a con- 
test of this kind was 7:14. Mears covered 
the first half-mile in this race in 39 seconds. 

The turnout of motorcycle enthusiasts 
for the meet was one of the largest ever 
seen in Baltimore and vicinity. 

The match race between Kenneth H. 
Verrill, of Los Angeles, Cal., known to the 
cycle world as "Crazy Horse" Verrill, and 
Matthew Neil, of Wilmington, Del., was 
split into two heats of five miles each. The 
first heat was won by Neil. Verrill got a 
bad start owing to a leak in his gasoline 
tank. As soon as the pistol was fired and 
he gave motion to the machine a tiny flame 
was seen to come from it. This the rider 
was forced to extinguish with his hand. 
By that time Neil had a good start and 
was never overtaken. 

The second heat went to Verrill in faster 
time and made a third heat necessar>', 
which was also won by "Crazy Horse." 

The open professional sidecar race for 
five miles was made a qualifying affair 
owing to the large number of entries. The 
qualifying heats were for three miles and 
Uie first was won by Carey Mears, in 4 
min. 2H sec., with Frank Chenowith sec- 
ond; while the second was won by Irving 


Bootz and Alberts Meet at Mason City 
to Decide Question of Speed 

MASON CITY, la., July 9.— Riders from 
points in northern Iowa gathered at 
Mason City on July 1 to witness a race be- 
tween Fred Bootz, local Indian dealer, and 
Ira Alberts, Harley-Davidson dealer in Wa- 
terloo. The race was pulled off in heats, 
Alberts taking the first heat in 46^. The 
second heat went to Bootz in 45 H- Al- 
berts developed ignition trouble during the 
second heat and refused to ride the final 
until adjustments could be made on his ma- 
chine. Jack Livingston, of Waterloo, then 
took Bootz on and finished first in three 
strai^t trials. Livingston rode a short 
coupled 1916 Harley-Davidson, and one of 
his heats was clocked in 43^. 

Six dealers from surrounding towns were 
present, and assisted by L. H. McDonald, 
Iowa Harley-Davidson traveler, they ar- 
ranged for a barbecue to be held at Iowa 
Falls at midnight, August 4. Active co- 
operation has been promised by dealers and 
riders in Des Moines, Marshalltown and Ft. 
Dodge, and a big program is looked for- 
ward to. 


Bristol, Conn., July 9. — The New De- 
parture band, now made up of 40 pieces. 
made its initial appearance in a concert 
program at Endee Manor on the evening of 
July 4. During the band concert and later 
there was a display of fireworks. 

Hammond in 4 min. and 15 sec., with L. C. 
Hooper second. 

The final heat of five miles was won by 
Mears in 6 min. 36ji sec., the record for 
the style of car and for the track. Cheno- 
with came in second in the final heat. 

The second open race with sidecars was 
also won by Mears, in 6 min. and 40 sec. 
Chenowith was also second in this contest. 
It was in this race that the first half-mile 
lap was covered in 39 seconds, the world's 
record for the distance and with motor- 
cycles racing with sidecars attached. 

There was a special match race of five 
miles between Verrill and Neil, sharp 
rivals in the professional class. This was 
also won by Verrill in 5 min. 59f^ sec. 

The prizes were silver trophies and silver 
cups in all the races except the 10-mile 
event, where the prizes were $35 to the 
winner and $15 to the second man. Sum- 

Two-mile Novice (amateur, stock lightweight) ; 
prize, silver cup. Howard A. French, Jr., In- 
dian, first; Norris E. Hook, second. 

Five-mile, Professional (30-50; open) — Kennith 
H. Verrill, Indian, first; Matthew Neil, Indian, 
second. Time 5 :59>^. 

Five-mile Side Car, Professional, Open — Carey 
Mears, Indian, first ; L. C. Hooper, Excelsior, sec- 
ond; Irving Hammond, Harley-Davidson, third. 
Time 6:36j^. 

Ten-mile (professional, 30-50 ; open) ; run in 
three heats of five each. First heat won by Mat- 
thew Neil, Indian. Time 5 :56f$. Second heat 
won by Kenneth Verrill, Indian. Time, 5:55. 
Third heat to decide winner between Verrill and 
Neil, won by Verrill. Time 5:45^. 

Five-mile Side Car, Open, Professional — Carey 
Mears, Indian, first; Frank Schenuit, Indian, 
second ; L. C. Hooper, Excelsior, third. Time 


Two-Mile Solo and Two-MUe Sidecar 
Bventa in Big Genofal Athletic Card 

HAGERSTOWN, Md., July 9.— It is es- 
timated that no less than 10,000 per- 
sons saw the motorcycle races and other 
athletic contests held in connection with the 
annual meeting of the Cumberland Valley 
Volunteer Firemen's Association, on the 
Hagerstown Interstate Fairgrounds, July 4. 
A two-mile motorcycle race was won by 
Stall Campbell, with G. E. Davis second, 
and S. E. Burger third. Time 2:52. 

A sidecar race at two-miles was won by 
Ned Lambert, with John France second, 
and Ray Lewis third. Time 2:55. 


Members of Wheeling M. C. Show Ap- 
preciation of Their President's Services 
WHEELLXG, W. Va., July 10.— At the 
latest meeting of the Wheeling M. 
C. a highly enthusiastic report was sub- 
mitted concerning the club's Gypsy Tour. 
The program scored such a hit with the 
riders that arrangements have been made 
to cancel the annual two-day endurance 
run and hold another two-day tour through 
the State of Ohio instead. It was definitely 
announced that the club's annual hill-climb 
will be held on Thanksgiving Day. 

When the refreshments were disposed of 
a number of the prominent boosters de- 
livered impromptu speeches. C. Ebeling 
spoke of the club's remarkable progress, 
and at the conclusion of his talk presented 
J. L. Bier with a gold watch and chain 
that the members had bought for him as 
a token of their appreciation of his work 
in the interest of the club. 


Professional Honors in Holiday Meet Go to Frank Craddock; Al- 
bright and Mote Share Amateur Spoils 

POTTSTOWN. Pa., July 9.— About 10.- 
000 people witnessed the Fourth of 
July motorcycle races on the mile oval 
here. Competition was keen, and the only 
accident was one in which Emil Ritner, of 
Pkman, N. J., was thrown from his ma- 
chine. Ritner is in the hospital, but will 

Frank Craddock, of Philadelphia, riding 
an Indian, took the professional honors of 
the day, winning both the five and 10-mile 
events in his class. R. H. Albright, Potts- 
town, won the five-mile amateur event with 
his Harley-Davidson, and William Mote, of 
Harrisburg, showed the way home in the 
10-mile amateur event. The 25-mile Inter- 
state championship race went to Charles 
Suddith, of Indianapolis, on a Thor. Sud- 
dith traveled his last seven miles at an 
average of 56 seconds to the mile. Sum- 
maries : 

Five-mile professional — Won by Frank Craddock. 
Indian. Philadelphia; second, Theodore Craddock, 
Indian. Philadelphia; third, William Denham. Ex- 
celsior, WashinRton, D. C. Time. 4:40. ■ 

Five-mile amateur — Won by R. H. Albright. 
Harley-Davidson, Pottstown; second. Ernest Dcsi- 
mond, Indian, Radnor; third, William Mote. Thor, 
Harrisburg. Time. 4:54. 

Ten-mile professional — Won by Frank Craddock, 
Indian, Philadelphia; second, Theodore Craddock. 
Indian, Philadelphia; third. William Denham, Ex- 
celsior, Washington, D. C. Time, SilCH. 

Ten-mile amateur — Won by William Mote. Thor, 
Harrisburg: second, Ernest Desimond. Indian. 
Radnor: third, H. D. King. Excelsior, Warren, O. 
Time. 10:20%. 

Twenty-fivemile Interstate Championship — Won 

by Charles Suddith. Thor, Indianapolis; second. 
Frank Craddock. Indian. Philadelphia; third. 
Theodore Craddock, Indian. Philadelphia. Time. 

Five mile sidecar event — Won by R. H. Al- 
bright, Harley-Davidson. Pottstown; second, Hen- 
der«:on Scott. Indian, Philadelphia; third. C. E. 
Early, Harley-Davidson, Harrisburg. Time, 6:06. 


Los Angeles Enthusiasts Do Some 
Climbing With Henderson Outfit 

LOS ANGELES, July 9.— Mr. and Mrs. 
Burke Hanford, of Vallejo, using a 
1917 Henderson and sidecar, have returned 
from an interesting trip to Alum Rock at 
San Jose, and Lick Observatory, at Mt. 

Referring to the performance of his 
Henderson, Mr. Hanford has this to say: 
"Mt. Hamilton is a corker of a climb, there 
being nothing on the ridge route to com- 
pare with it for grade and curves. It is 
26 miles long and mostly UP. We used 
seven pints of gasoline and one pint of oil 
on the whole trip of 52 miles, which makes 
an elevation of 4,400 feet." 

Mr. and Mrs. Hanford recently made a 
trip from Vallejo to Mexico and return, 
keeping a careful record of the fuel used 
on the trip of 1,348 miles. The total con- 
sumption of fuel on the trip was 25^ gal- 
lons and the oil consumption totaled 5j4 

Motorcycle and Bicycle iLLuynuTED 

July 1-2, I9i7 


Bis Field U PwiM imrf far New Ymit-Alkmmy C^mmat Jnfr IS; At- 
tractive Lot of Trophies and Merth—Jiee Frisea 

NEW ■lORK, July 10,— Gfori^e ' 
F.llis, \'ew Y.irk State R A. M. 
mistioner and perennial 
that plans ure -complete for the "Usco" ran. 
I., he heM July 15, from New York to 
Albany and return. Bulletins from club 
officials and well known rider? throughout 
ihp Metropolitan District JDtticate that there 
will Ue a ln^t rield and a strong one. Those 
whn havt' in't yet -iiOTcl up 

vith I 


, Vonkers. N. Y.. at once 
ard .ihtsin entn,' blanks. 

The iollowing list of prizes and their 
ilonors i* announced: 

Mayor Lennon, of Yon kers.— Silver cup 
to clab having the largest mnnber of en- 

Hendee TropfTy— Silver cup to contestant 
with hi([he=t cnnsisiency score, riding solo. 

Hsrley- Davidson Trophy.— Silver cup to 
(-. ntestant with hitfhest consistency score 
riding sidecar outfit. 

GnlrthurH Furniture Co.— Easy chair to 
Yonker? rider making best showing. 

I. .ii-o Trophy. United Stales Tire l^>, — 
Sil\er cup to imvice tinishing with hiuhest 
consistency score riding solo or sidecar 

]-:ilti Trophy.— Silver lovmg L-.ip r.i lady 
rider linishini? with highest consisteni-y 

Wiihetbee Igniter Co. — One t;pe 4- "N"" 

Chicago Cycle Supply Cn. — Mne motor- 
cj'cle headlight. 

Diamond Chain Co. — One pair e.":tra 
heavy chains, 

Splitdorf Electrical Co. — One pair goUl- 
plaled spark plugs. 

.\ngsten Koch C-j. — One Ride-Easy tan- 
dem attachment and inotorcycle locks. 

Persons Mfg. Co.— One Pan-Dandy 

Rogers Mfg. Co. — .Accessories to value 
of S5.00. 

H. & F. Mesinger Mig. Co.— rjne .Cir- 
cus hi on saddle. 

The Standard Co.— One pair Xo. 3 mo- 
torcycle pedals. 

The \'r-eder .\tfg. Co.— One cyclometer. 


Driver of UnU^ted Wagon Held Partly 
Besponaibic for Acddent 

NF.W YORK. July 9— \rotorcyclists of 
N'ew ■! ork State, who have long rec- 
ognised the menace of horse-drawn vehicles 
that use the roads at night without lamps, 
will be interested in a recent coon deci- 
sion involvme an antomobiMst and the 
owner of a h<ir-ir and wagon. The two 

came c"i?eiher at 

sued for damages. The i:. 
the driver oi the motor car 
degree because i)i the manr 
made the turn, hut that the 

: the 


f his 

ki; d I n his waiion. 
Commenting iipnr 


legal matters, states that in all probability 

the drivers of more than half the horse- 
dratm vehicles in New York State pay no 
attention ivhatever to the requiretnenta ni 
the law concerning lights. It is pointed out 
that the local decision relent to should 
have a far-reachini; effect in edticating 
drivers ot horse-drawn vehicles to a re- 
alization I ■! iheir responsihilittes on the 
road at nieht, and in reducing the danger 
111 accidents due to motor vehicles ap- 
proaching wagons, especially on mms, 
without l^ing able to distinguish tfaem in 
the darkness. Some of the most seriotis 
motorcycle accidents .jf recent years have 
resulted from riders striking wagons that 
were picking their way along country roads 
without a light oi any kind to indicate their 


TakEs FiraC Place in AQ Events at 
Coabocton BVeet Fit a jr it by Elks 

COSHuCTON", O.. Jaly 9.— FuDy 10.000 
people -aw J. B, Fletcher, motmting a 
tour-valve Hartey- Davidson, win all three 
in the Elks' racing program here 




Five miles^J. B. Fletcher. Harfey-David- 
Ray Biicher. Indian, second, and 
llootn. Harley- Davidson, third. 
Time: Six minutes. 12 sectrads. 

Ten miles— J. B. Fletcher. Harley-David-, ir't : Ray Bucher. Indian, second ; Rol- 
lie Bloom. Hariev- Davidson, third. Time; 
12 W. 

15 miles^. B. Fletcher. Flariey-David- rirst: Rollie Bloom, Hariey- Davidson, 
second : Frank Strohl. Indian, third. Time : 
IJ< :40. 

The races were under F. .■\. M. sanction. 


DidiBt Ridera Hake Best Reeords oa 
Fanom Grade Ife^ Catoltma 

C\T \LL"XA. Spain.— The lifti annual 
hill-climh nl the Royal Motor Qufa of 
Cataluna, was held on the famons Brtnzhs 
Hill at die foot of the steep and beautifnl 
-Vlontserrat Monntatns. This is one of the 

and always attracts a lar^ held of 

tie motorcicle races brought out ma- 
cs representing England and France, 
,-ell as the United States, and the spec- 
rs were thrilled at the way the speedy 
hmes necooated the steep and winding 
The best time tor the day was made 
Mily Rody. who piloted an Indian op 
curse in U minutes 5 seconds. The 
: best time was made by T. E, S.," 
,}n an Indian, who carried a tandem 
ciiaer up the hill in U mmntes 9 sec- 

Tl-lE >tiir.liiie'is and speed of the motor- 
cycle IS hemg well appreciated in Bra- 
zil. Messr*. Paul J. Chriscoph Co., agents 
i-pf the Hendee MannfactBriag Co.. report 
ihat a motorcycle squad has been added to 
■bf already efficient Brazilian Constabulary, 
Picked men were mounted rin Indians, a 

sidecar bemg attached to one maciiine for 
the commanding otiicer, and they have al- 
ready been able to enlarge greatly their 
sphere of activity and general usefulness- 
The motorcycle's popularity has increased 
rapidly of late in both civic branches and 
aeneral pleasure ser\-ice chroiiahout Bra.rii. 


iL'ii.ifi by the Canadun Wheelmen's .\sso- 
vunon to both Arthur Spencer and Frank 
Kramer, the present and tomter American 
bic>cle champions, to appear at a patrictic 
bicycle racemeet to be held at Exhibition 
Track. Toronto, on Saturday, August II- 
uiider the auspices jf the C W. A. Tie 
fjm'.'us cyclists have been asked to ride in 
a special match race oi three beats. 

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Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 



PoUone and MulliBkeji Cany OS MoH 
of Prize Honejr in July 4 Me«t 

CORTLAND, K. Y., July 9— A big 
crowd attended the annual races oE 
the Cortland M. C. on the Fair Grounds 
track on July 4. Prizes valued at $220 were 
awarded and the result was some unusual- 
ly keen competition. The 

One-mile trial for track lecard—Wc 
Iniie, itock Harley-David»n. Time. 
murk hum UD for tbe track lasl Tear 

Foiir-miEe Hock— Won by J, Polio 
" ■ ~ne. SilOM. • 


Novel Little Two- Wheeler, Scaling at 45 Pounds and Selling for $100, 
U Adaptable to Wide Range of Everyday Service 


V-DaTidMo: third, C Sheppard 

Four-mile no»clly race— Won by J. MuIlLiliey. 
Indian. Time, 6:32Vi. Second. A. Buckinnham. 
HarleyDaTidoon. and tbird. C. Sheppard. Indian. 

After tbat atunt. the i 
.cap— Won br J. Hulliili 

licipanii hcadei 

Ten-mile ope .-._ . 

Indian. Time, ll;2l}i. Second. 
Harley-DaTidion, and third. C. Sheppara. inaian. 

T»o-mile atock— Won by I. Polloiae. Hsrlcy 
DaTidion. Time. 2^35^. Second. A. Buckina- 
ham: third. C. Sheppard 

Fhre-milc open handicap— Won by J. Folloiie. 
Harlty-DaTid»>n. Time, fi:23M- Second, J. Mul- 
liikey. Indian: third. C. Sheppard. Indian. 

, Harl 


iratch: ' 

. by Fre. 

ird. Har 

DDd, Ray Goldsmith; i 

n. Time. 4:51M. 
e boys' race— Won by W. Fa 
Smith; third. H. Youns. Tim 
e open— Won by Fref McCai 
) McDonald: third. Doc Morto 


NEW YORK. July 10.— Due as much to 
its unquestioned economy and sim- 
plicity of operation as to its novelty of 
construction, the Gibson .Mon-.\uto, pro- 
duced by the Gibson Mon-.Auto Compan>', 
with offices in the Wooiworth Building. 
New York, has of late made rapid progress 
in public favor. No htile attention has 
been attracted to the unique vehicle by the 
fact that it has been tested and approved 
by Captain Frank E, Evans, C. S. N.. re- 
tired, who reports that the Mon-.\uto gave 
satisfactory results under exacting cimdi- 

Capiain Evans' report states in part that 
"Private Davis, who was equipped in heavy 
marching order, found manipulation (of 
the Mon-Auto) easy. A speed of approxi- 
mately 25 miles an hour was developed. 


New Youc, N. \'., July 10.— Manager 
Waller Riock, of the United Cycle Trade 
Directorate, announced that tbe Empire 
Cycle Oab, of Rochester. N. Y., will con- 
duct a 25~inile road race, Saturday, July 14. 
Tbe Rochester Cycle Trade Association is 
b diargc of the race. 


Chief Honors at Big Petcrsboro Race- 
meet Went to the Old-Tiroers 
PETERBORO, Ont.— Fifteen thousand 
people crowded tbe sides of the half- 
mile dirt track of the Peter boro fair 
grounds on Monday July 2, to watch the 
Toronto bicycle stars in battles of wit and 
muscle for good prizes. It eventually hap- 
pened that the oldest veterans in the game 
in Canada carried off the honors, in spite 
of the fact that the distances were long 
and the track surface exceedingly heavy. 
Fred McCarthy, of Toronto, who raced 
years ago on the American circuit, showed 
the way to the finishing line in both the 
two-mile handicap and the five-mile open. 
He started from scratch in the handicap 
event, too. Second man in the five-mile 
grind was Herb Macdonald, of Toronto, 
another veteran of long standing, while 
"Old E>oc" Morton, of Toronto, who has 
been racing for twenty-one years, took 
third place. 

.^mong the good prizes was a handsome 
Pope bicycle for first place in the five-mile 
event which had been donated by A. E. 
Bregcnt, of Montreal. Third prize in the 
five-mile was a 100-pound bag of flour. A 
gold watch went to McCarthy for winning 
the two-mile handicap. The results : 

Handy (or the MsMcnger 

noteworthy economy. The Sciet\ti^c Amer- 
ican sums up the seneral service applicabil- 
ity of -the Mon-.-\uto by stating that it 
apparently is not expected thai the machine 
will "appeal to the pleasure rider as much 
as to the busy man who must get around 
without loss of time, and who does not wish 
to operate a heavier vehicle." , 

The G^Mon M«n>Auto 

Captain F. D. Kilgore and First Lieutenant 
S. W. Bogan, M. C, were impressed with 
its simplicity of operation and its possi- 
bilities for expeditionary work. Tbe ma- 
chine, tried out on a 14-degree incline, took 
it at low speed. The machine was i4dden 
up to a four-foot iron fence, lifted over, 
remounted and started again without ap- 
preciable delay. 

"From a military point of view, the Gib- 
son Mon-Auto has extreme simplicity of 
operation, lightness, requisite speed, mini- 
mum number of parts and wearing surfaces 
and ease of operation by its rider : it is also 
adapted to travel over bad road surfaces 
owing to the fact that it can easily be 
lifted over serious obstacles." 

It is pointed out, however, that the serv- 
ice possibilities of the Mon-Auto are not 
by any means limited to the army, for the 
company now has in hand letters from 
many cities in which the little two-wheelers 
have given surprising results. They are 
being used by messengers, mail carriers, 
workmen ( for quick transportation between 
home and faclorji. collectors, inspectors, 
clerks and by professional men. 

The Mon-Auto makes its first appeal 
through its novelty, and then holds its 
friends by getting them over the ground 
at any reasonable speed desired and with 

Can Eaiily Be Taken Upitairs 

The Mon-Auto, which is 48 inches long, 
18 inches high and only nine inches wide, 
sells for $100. Full details concerning me- 
chanical construction and the wide field of 
service that has been found for the Mon- 
.\uto can be obtained by addressing the 
company at the WooKvorth Building New 
York City. 


and Send "Motorcycle and Bicycle IDustrated" a Photographic 

Record of Your Ramhle Awheel. Good Pictures 

WUI Be PublUhed Promptly. 


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July 12, 1917 


This Department Is Set Aside for Comments and Sugges- 
tions As Weil As Actuai News of the Retaii Fieid,— 
for Anything That Will Help or Interest Dealers 


Joseph Peteiik, in Bike Business Many 
Years, Dies of Pneumonia 

MILWAUKEE. Wis.— The news of the 
death of Joseph Peterik, motorcycle 
and bicycle dealer at Manitowoc, Wis., 
conies as a surprise to his friends through- 
out the State. Peterik died in a Manitowoc 
hospital. Pneumonia was the cause and 
death resulted after only a week's illness. 
He was forty years old. 

"Joe" Peterik was in the bike and motor- 
cycle business at Manitowoc for eighteen 
years, and some indication of the regard 
in which he was held in the estimation of 
the motorcycle riders of Manitowoc 
County was revealed at the funeral ser- 
vices, when practically every Manitowoc 
county rider took part with his ^machine 
in the cortege to the cemetery. At the 
gates of the cemetery, the motorcyclists 
stopped and lined their machines up on 
either side of the road, allowing the pro- 
cession to go through and then bringing up 
the rear. 

Peterik leaves a widow and three chil- 
dren, his mother, four sisters and two 
brothers, one being Louis Peterik of the 
Mueller Cycle & Supply Co., Milwaukee. 
Louis Peterik will conduct his brother's 
business for the present. 


Kansas City, Mo., July 5. — R. A. Weed, 
of the Saufley Supply Company, recently 
returned from a month's trip of Colorado 
territory. He reports that the business 
done on this trip and the road sights that 
met his eyes in Colorado prove there is a 
great future there for power attachments 
and lightweight motorcycles. 


Kansas City, Mo., July 5. — Albert Han- 
son, who recently opened a parts and ac- 
cessory business in the Shukert Building 
here, has been busy during the past two or 
three weeks in closing out the estate of 
his father, the late Charles Hanson, for 
many years Indian agent here. Mr. Han- 
son is now touring a large section of the 
state of Kansas in the interest of his new 


Denver, Colo., July 5. — A goodly num- 
ber of motorcycle tourists from other 
states, both east and west, have visited 
Denver of late. Walter W. Whiting, 
Harley-Davidson State distributor, makes 
it a point to have every motorcycle tourist 
that visits his store register in a book 
especially provided for that purpose, and 
of late the list of names has grown very 
rapidly. One day last week two motorists 

registered from Connecticut, having cov- 
ered a distance of about 2,500 miles with 
a Thor motorcycle and sidecar. 


Providence, R. I., July 8. — The date of 
the annual Swenson picnic has been set 
for August 5. This year it will be held 
at the Swenson camp in Coventry. Mr. 
Swenson says that he has something in 
store for riders in the form of an old- 
fashioned southern barbecue. He has al- 
ready engaged a caterer and has given 
instructions to spare no expense. Sports 
will be held on land and water. 


Kansas City, Mo., July 5. — C. F. Smith, 
who for some time has conducted a motor- 
cycle and bicycle business at 810 Minne- 
sota Avenue, Kansas City, Kas., handling 
the Henderson and Harley-Davidson mo- 
torcycles, recently closed out his business. 


New York, July 9.— The Miami-Mcrkel 
Cycles Co., of which Harry Gliesman is 
proprietor, has changed its name to the 
Summit Cycle & Auto Supplies Co., and has 
moved its headquarters from 1777 Broad- 
way, New York City, to 2948 Boulevard, 
Jersey City, N. J. The business in New 
York has been discontinued and all opera- 
tions of the company hereafter will be from 
the Jersey City address. 


Denver, Colo., July 5. — Last week the 
Mead Autocycle Company, of this city, re- 
ceived a large shipment of sidecars and 
Excelsior motorcycles. The Mead com- 
pany is enjoying good business, and the 
new shipment was needed to help meet the 
unusual demand that is being experienced 
for Excelsior machines. 


Kansas City, Mo., July 9. — The Sellers 
Cycle Company, at Fifteenth street and 
Pasco, handler of **Cycomo," Pierce and 
Schmelzer bicycles, has taken on the rep- 
resentation for the Dayton Motor Bicycle. 
One of the new Daytons is now on dis- 
play in the shop, it being the first motor- 
propelled machine the company has 


Kansas City, Mo., July 5. — Al Crocker, 
manager of the Indian Motorcycles Sales 
Co., today shipped a completely-equipped 
motorcycle with sidecar attachment to the 
First Missouri Ambulance Company, at- 
tached to the training camp at Fort Riley. 


Manager of Denver Wigwam Says Busi- 
ness Is Beyond His Expectations 

KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 9.— Al. 
Crocker, manager of the Indian Mo- 
torcycle Sales Company, states that 1917 
business is beyond all expectations. **Gen- 
eral industrial conditions in this vicinity 
have not been entirely satisfactor>V said 
Mr. Crocker a few days ago, "but these 
conditions do not seem to have affected the 
motorcycle situation. I have already sent 
out close to 100 machines, and expect to 
pass that number by a good margin within 
a few weeks. In connection with the ma- 
chines I have sold on the time payment 
basis, I have written only three collection 
letters and have not as yet been obliged to 
send out a single collector. This means 
that the character of the business obtained 
is unusually high, and that folks who are 
interested in motorcycles have money to 


Omaha, Neb., June 26. — The Novelty 
Rubber Co., of which Roscoc Rawley is 
proprietor, reports unusually active sales 
of Excelsior motorcycles in the southern 
part of the city, and also states that it 
has worked up an excellent repair busi- 
ness among riders outside of Omaha who 
send their machines in to be overhauled. 


Omaha, Neb. — Lewis Flescher, veteran 
motorcycle and bicycle dealer of this city, 
has completed plans to enlavge his store. 
.Although Flescher sells only second-hand 
machines and accessories, he reports ex- 
cellent business and has outgrown his pres- 
ent floor space. He has signed up for his 
present location and contemplates taking on 
a new motorcycle and bicycle line in the 
near future. 


New Ycwk. — The Norma Company of 
America, 1790 Broadway, in consideration 
of the Washington Convention of the So- 
ciety of Automotive Engineers, issued a 
special folder under the title "Norma — in 
the National Service." In very brief para- 
graphs it refers to the almost universal 
standardization of magnetos and lighting 
generators on "Norma" ball bearings in the 
fields covered by the combined societies — 
automobiles, trucks and motorcycles; motor 
boats; aeroplanes; gas engines and tractors. 
Without specific reference in the text to 
war-time conditions, a martial atmosphere 
is given the folder by the character of the 
pen-and-ink illustrations. 


Toronto. — P. D. Saylor, formerly general 
manager of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber 
Company, Limited, with headquarters at 
Toronto, has become a captain in the 
Royal Army Medical Corps, and is now 
on active service. Just before the outbreak 
of hostilities, Mr. Saylor was transferred 
from the Canadian Goodyear Company to 
the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company of 
Great Britain, with which he became the 
managing director. Mr. Saylor is a native 
of Toronto. 

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liocation of Recraiting Camp Pavora 
Denver Two-Wheeler Tnde 

DENVER, Col.. June 2a— It is becoming 
a very common sight in Denver now 
to see a L'niteil States soldier rolling down 
Broadway on a motorcycle from Fort 
Logan, which is situated south of this city. 
They go by as solo riders, as riders with a 
passenger perched on the tandem seat, and 
as riders with one or more soldiers in the 
sidecar, while the dealers that are making 
the sales look on and smile. 

The fort is heing used as a recruiting 
station and each day sees an increasing 
number of soldiers there. The fort is such 
a distance from Denver that the soldiers 
have to ride and many of them are invest- 
ing in motorcycles as a result. 


Washington. D. C, June 30.— In order 
1o secure detail information of a character 
which was not obtained by the lirst indus- 
trial census, the Automotive Committee of 
the Council of National Defense, of which 
T. W. Henderson is a member, is planning 
to take a complete census of the automo- 
tive industry. For the purpose four-pige 
l>lanks have been prepared, listing all the 
pertinent facts that it is needful for the 
authorities to know. They are now in the 
liands of the public printer and will pres- 
ently be distributed through association 
vhannels, reaching every man in the auto- 
motive induMry. 


S.MiM, Ore., July 3— H. W. Scott, of 
the firm of Scott & Piper, has hung up a 
record of 440.8 miles for 24 hours riding 
on a Cleveland lightweight on a four-mile 
course. Scott rode the machine for 23 
hours and was relieved on the final hour 
by another Cleveland rider. The distance 
was covered on five gallons of gasoline, 
which figures out at an average of 88 miles 
to the gallon. 


Some of the Waxhington, D. C, Rider* Who Participated in the Cypmy 

Tour to Hagermtown, Md. The Lower Picture Show» a Fair 

Soloiet and an Onaauatly Neat Sidecar Contbination 


Own Machine Throughout the Trip; 2, A Stop for 
thm Straggler* at GrantviUe; 3, "Pop'* SmitoM with a Kiddie, bat Not His Own; 4, Mr. 
LeTour, Fireetone Bootter (in Sidecar); S, EATS; 6, Heagy Brother*, the 
Harrisbarg Dealerm, Doing a Few Sidecar Stanie 

■30 Motorcycle and Bicycle Iixusttwted July 12, 19I7 


CTILL they come — from Northt 
*-' East, South and Waat — pfc- 
fure* ot the MithuMtaMtt who 
helped to make the two National 
Cypmy Tour days saccestful in 
the traest sense of the word. The 
views above show the lineup of 
riders from Boston and vicinity, 
the upper photo being devoted 
chieHy to solo machines with a 
few ot the sidecar outfits thrown 
in tor variety. The other view 
shows ntore sidecars and a num- 
ber ot Cygnet rear cars. Stand- 
ing directly behind the Walker 
service van in this picture is Jes 
Campbell, the well-known Hat' 
ley-Davidson booster. 

The two pictures at the left 
show tkm sidecar division 0/ the 
DixM M. C. tour to Staunttm, Va^ 
and a group ot the fair e nt h uai - 
ast* who helped to make the out- 
ing an unqualified i 

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The Art of Pedaling 

Many Bicyclists of Present Generation Overlook Important Advantages to Be Gained 

Through Scientific Ankle Action; Proper Method Will Permit of Power Delivery 

Through Two-Thirds of Pedal Circuit and Result in Maximum Efficiency 

By W. T. Farwell, Jr. 

IT is an admitted fact thai 
simple matter to operate a bicycle. 
for that reason too many beginners, and 
even some of the old-timers, overlook some 
of the fundamental principles of successful 
road work on the pedal mount. They as- 
sume that there is nothing to it but to 
jump on and push. The average 

bicycles just about 
particular attention 
of propulsion. It is ; 
course, that all of us, 
I, take to bicycling 

he walks, with no 
the precise method 
1 natural thing, of 
including the chil- 
. lively; but that 

doe* not lessen the importance of a proper 
insight into the fundamentals of pedal 

When we see riders on every hand mak- 
ink hard work out of cycling, and wasting 
a lot of energy for lack of a proper under- 
standing of how to obtain maximum effi- 
ciency from their efforts, it is obvious that 
the art of riding a bicycle with ease and 

cami'o-t ii not so iimple after all. It is siderable attention, but since the advent 
one thing to hop into the saddle and of the safety or modern bicycle it has been 
me-e y B't over liie groimJ. an;t (|iiile an- almost entirely overlooked. When the old 
other thing to -combine efficiency wilh high wheels were the only kind obtainable, 
pleasure. all who rode them soon learned that their 

comfort and speed, as well as safety, de- 
pended on the way they held their pedals 
and used their ankles; that uneven or care- 
less pedaling would cause a "header." But 
the low-seated safety changed alt that. 

''Headers" were almost entirely elimi- 
nated, and other falls were infrequent. Old 
riders grew careless in their ankle action, 
and the thousands of new recruits who 
came in with the arrival of the safely were 
not instructed in the pedal art. This lack 
the ma- of interest in the true science of pedaling 
the final must be overcome if bicyclists of the pres- 
than giv- ent period are to derive the best possible 
as they returns from their machines. 

Correct form in pedaling depends upon 
ived con- the foot lieii-K able to secure a firm hold 

Uf equal importance with the correct ad- 
justment of the bicycle to fit the rider, as 
regards the position of saddle and handle 
bars and the proper leg reach, is correct 
form in pedaling. In some quarters the 
opinion seems to prevail that the rider is 
called upon simply to push upon the pedals 
in order to propel the machine, and this is 
true enough so far as merely imparting 
motion is concerned. But as riding, in its 
best and fullest sense, means somethi 

than the i 
chine in motion, so pedaling, ir 
analysis, means a great deal mon 
ing the pedals alternate pus he 
come around. 
The art of pedaling once reci 




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Shown in Black Portion of Diagram at Right. 

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Hamud 'Tok*" FrMinan, tfa« Cyclut-Artul, Picluru — EapMkllj for "Motorcjcl* and Bkycl* lUwtnitod" — ■ F*w Incidents 
in Ilia ATMBg* DKf of k RacinK Cyclnt >ikI Cjelbig DwotoM 


Amtnlian Faced Rider Bmdlj Bniiaed in 
Spill Kt Revere Beach Course 

REVERE. Mass., July 9.— Accidents 
marred the paced feature, a 40-mile 
team race, at the Revere Beach track, Sat- 
nrday lught last, Qarence Carman and 
George Wiley, representing America, met 
Victor Linart and Frank Corry, the Bel- 
gian-Australian pair. Corry was badly 
bruised in a spill in the sixth mile when 
a tire gave way. Ip the 31st mile Linart 
fell when his front tire rolled off. The 
Carman-Wiley pair won easily in 55:24H- 
The siinnnaries : 

Half-mile Handicap, Amateur— Won by 
Frank Logan, South Boston, 100 yards; 
second. John W. Carruthers, Beachmont. 
85 yards; third, Frank Keenan, Revere. 65 
yards ; fourth, Elmer Duncan, Everett, 45 
yards. Time S75i. 

Three-mile Open, Amateur— Won by 
John Fardtg, Orient Heights; second, Wil- 
liam Eager, Newark; third. Louis Hiban, 
Ji'ew York; fourth, Frank Keenan, Revere. 
Time 6:42fS. 

Half-mile Handicap, Professional— Won 
by Lloyd Thomas, San Francisco, scratch; 
second. Tommy Grimm, Newark, 15 yards ; 
third, George Bowker. Inwood, L. 1.. 50 
yards ; fourth, Ned Chandler, Boston, 50 
yards. Time 55^. 

Five-mile Open, Professional — Won by 
Uoyd Thomas, San Francisco ; second, 
~ r Grimm, Newark ; third, Tim Sul- 


Weston, Ont. — Announcement is made 
that J. P. Henry, of Dayton, Ohio, has 
been appointed production manager of the 
Canada Cycle & Motor Company, Limited, 
of Weston, the largest manufacturer of 
bicycles in Canada. Mr. Henry was for- 
merly the chief inspector of the National 
Cash Register Company, of Dayton. Fol- 
lowing his arrival at the Canadian plant, a 
banquet was held in honor of Mr. Henry, 
which was attended by President T. A. 
Russell, General Manager J. W. Gibson, 
Advertising Manager J. F. Morrow and 
the various department heads. 


Hans Ohrt writes from San Francisco 
to the effect that Ray Girard, the former 
Olympic Club amateur cyclist, has joined 
the United States Marines, 

Fred Hoffman, 'a brother of Harry, 
who is now one of the leading Newark 
Velodrome amateurs, will shortly hie 
himself eastward. Fred is said to have 
plenty of speed and stamina. He will 
need everything he has in stock to battle 
successfully against the collection of 
speed hounds that call the Jersey track 
their habitat. 


Italian and Long Island-Newark Rider 
Perform Well at Point Breeze 

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., July 9.— 
Vincent Madonna, the Providence 
Italian, and Menus Bedell, the Long 
Island-Newark rider, were the Stars at 
the Point Breeze track, Saturday night, 
July 7. Madonna won the 30-milc paced 
race against Bedell, Percy Lawrence and 
George Cameron. The time was 36:37. 
Bedell had a chance to show what he 
could do in a time trial at ten miles. 
Bedell went against the record of Ray 
Duer of ll:06H and covered the distance 
in 10;59H. 

Billy Armstrong woo both motorcycle 
races at the meet. In the three-mile he 
beat William Vandeberry and Steve Sen- 
house in that order in 2:17. The order 
of finish was the same in the five-mile 
event and the time was 3:Sl?i. 


Howard "Poke" Freeman, formerly a 
speed king of the wheel and now sporting 
cartoonist on the Newark Evening A>ifi, 
has copped himself a vacation. "Poke" has 
a Chinese Rolls-Royce and he figures that 
he will have a great time in touring around 
Jersey — if the car don't break down. Those 
who look anxiously in the Newark News 
for Freeman's cartoons will have to wait 
until "Poke"' gets back on the job. 


July 12, 1917 


TcH-onto Rider, Decorated vridi Na t ional CtAon and Amaican Beauty Roses, Does "Tour t^ Hontn^' 
to Tune t^ die Star Spanned Banner — Kramo- and Goullet the Star V\^nn»s 

NEWARK, N'. J.. July 9.— Arthur Spen- 
cer, the Toronto rider, was crowned 
1917 champion, with all ritting ceremonies 
at the Velodrome last Sunday. Spencer, who 
had won four of the six races run. finished 
fourth in the five-mile titular event yester- 
day, but he could have afforded to have 
been shut out and then he would have won 
the title. Alfred Goullet won the five-mile 
contest. Willie Spencer, a brother of the 
champion, finished second, and Frank L. 
Kramer, the eX'title holder, ran third. 

SpancBT Da«« Honor Tour 

After the finish of the race Arthur Spen- 
cer was bedecked in an American flag, pre- 
sented with a monster bouquet of American 
beauty roses and made a "tour of honor" 
to the strains of the "Star Spangled Ban- 
ner," and Kramer then congratulated him. 
The final standing in points in the year's 
championship was as follows : Arthur 
Spencer, 21; Goullet. 18; Kramer. 9; Boh 
Spears. 8; Willie Spencer, 5; Francesco 
Verri. 4, and Reggie McNamara, 1. 

Although beaten for the championship. 
a title he has held from 1901 until this 
season, Frank Kramer amply demonstrated 
that he is far from thr9ugh as a bicvcle 
rider. Kramer met the two Spencers. 
Goullet, Spears. McNamara. Verri and Al- 
fred Grenda in a one-mile invitation and 
he won after putting up a magnificent ride. 
Goullet finished second. Arthur Spencer 
third and Spears fourth. McNamara fell 
about the half-way mark. 

The miss-and-out invitation for the pro- 
fessionals might have been called the "Mat- 
rimonial Stakes." Out of a field of 19 
starters only four were single. The first 
three to miss and be called were married. 
but all five prizes went to married riders. 
Fred Hill, Eddie Madden. Jake Magin, Wil- 
lie Hanley and Peter Drobach crossed the 
tape in the order named and collected the 
money for the five family larders. 

Staahia BmI Puriuit RMar 

Amateur Champion John L. Staehle 
proved to be the best stayer In the amateur 
pursuit race.. Staehle wore down Henry 
Werner. Fred Taylor. Harry Hoffman, C. 
O. Osteritter and Eric Paetz after going 
2 5-6 miles. The amateur open at a mile 
resulted in a win for Gus Lang, and Gus 
Hurray, the diminutive New Yorker, won 


The summaries : 

n by Uui Hunay. \evi- 
Collcta, Newaik. Time 

—Won by Gut Lang. 

NewarkT lou'r(hT*Ed 

Sihn L. Stifhle, Newark: iccond. HEnry Werntr, 
ewark; third, Fred Taylor. Newark; fourth, 
Harry hofTman. San Francisco. Time 6:38^. 

Won by Alfred Goullet, Newark: second. Willie 
Spencer. Tofonio: third. Frank Kramer, East 
Orange; (ourth, Arthur Spencer, Toronto. Time 
12:0i; Lail eighth-mile. IIM seconds. 

One-mUe Invilaiion, Prof«sional— Won by 
Frank Kramer, Eut Orange; second. Alfred 
<;oull«, Newark; third, Arthur Spencer, To- 
ronto; fourth, Bob Spesn, Australia. Time 2:41). 

Twoihlrd-mile Handicap, Professional— Won by 

Artlnir Spracar, tfae Winner of tha 1917 
Amarican Chanipionilup 

±. Time l:13«. 

la-and-oul. Professional— Won by Fred Hill. 
in; lecond, Eddie Madden, Newark; third, 
Marin, Newark; fourth, Willie Hanley. 
Francisco. Time 5 :25H. Distance 2^ miles. 


During the season six title races were 
run. .A.rthur Spencer won the quarter-mile. 
third-mile, half-mile, was disqualified in the 
one-mile, won the two-mile and finished 
fourth in the five-mile. Alfred Goullet 
won the one-mile and the five-mile, finished 
second in the quarter-mile and the two-mile. 
third in the half-mile and was shut out 
of the third-mile. The table showing how 
the points were earrted in all six races 
follows : 

c:iuil^i"*f ' . '. 


'a'M, <AM. • 

1 M, 2 M. S M. Pts. 


Lincoln, Neb., Rider Takes Z5-Hile Race 

Run by Hamilton Bicycle Co^ July 4 

WICHITA, Kas., July S.— Jay Oliver, a 
very speedy rider fram iJDColn, 
Neb., captured first place in the 25-mile 
road race to Andover and return, which 
was run by the Hamilton Bicycle Co. yes- 
terday. Oliver was timed for the course in 
1 hour and 15 minutes, which is said to be 
the fastest 25-niile race event run in the 

Twentj--six of the fastest riders in thi* 
section started and 2D of them finished. 
Don Root, who led at Andover and almost 
to the tape ran a close second to Oliver, 
Don Boggs. riding a stock bicycle, finished 
third. The next seven finished in this or- 
der: Fourth, G. Eisemenn ; fifth, Earl 
Nash ; sixth. L. Quick ; seventh, E. Roland ; 
eighth. V. Smalley; ninth, Gillespie; tenth. 
Dean Boggs. 


Providence Italian Takes Carman, Be- 
dell and Lawrence Into Camp 
PHILADELPHIA. Pa., July 10.— Vincent 
Madonna, the Providence Italian, was 
the class of the field in the 50-mile motor- 
paced race at the Point Breeze track, 
Thursday night, July 5. Madonna met 
Champion Clarence Carman, Menus Bedell 
and Percy Lawrence. Carman finished sec- 
ond and Bedell third. The time was 1 hour 
2 minutes and 27 seconds. 

Billy -Armstrong, William Vand cherry 
and Steve Senhouse ran first, second and 
third, respectively, in both professional mo- 
torcycle races. The first was at three miles 
and the time was 2:16^. In the second at 
five miles the time was 3:47j^. In an ef- 
fort to beat the track record of 41 seconds 
for a mile, Armstrong was timed in 41^. 


Two members of the Empire City 
Wheelmen, Brooklyn, have joined the 
Engineering Corps. Ray Krusher and 
.Alfred Bideau are the ones that will aid 

the regular army. 

It might be good for the game if the 
governing body looked into the Point 
Breeze track, Philadelphia. The course 
is rough and is figured to be dangerous 
by the riders that have competed there. 

Allie Krushel. the Buffalo amateur who 
has been racing at the Newark track, 
journeyed home for the Fourth, com- 
peted in a 25-mile road race and won time 
prize from scratch, much to the conster- 
nation of his fellow townsmen. 

A new record was made at the New- 
ark Velodrome last Sunday. No! you're 
wrong; it was not a rider that made the 
record, but the much abused referee. The 
"ref" forgot to disqualify anyone, fine a 
single rider, or do anything mean to the 
pedal pushing pirates. What joy there 
was on tap among the combinations. 

Julv 12. 1917 




Xz-Chamirfon Betters Time in Hia Heat 
of Half-MUe Handicap Race 

NEWARK, N. J., July 10.— The July 4th 
races at the Velodrome were curtailed 
by rain after all the heats of the half-mile 
professional and seven of the heats of the 
two-mile national championship had been 
run. The outstanding feature oi the abbre- 
viated meet was the performance of c.x- 
champion Frank Kramer in the handicap 
heat. Kramer started from scratch and 
won in 53 seconds, one-lifth of a second 
better than the record of Alfred Grenda, 

the Australian, which was made at the same 
track August 25, 1915. Kramer was given 
a great hand for his record ride. 
, The following amateurs qualified for the 
semi-finals of the title race ; Amateur 
Champion John L. Staehle, Andrew Ciaci- 
uch, Chris Dotterweieh, Harry Hoffman, 
Gus Lang, Henry Werner and C. A. Osie- 
ritter. Fred Taylor, who was pressing 
Staehle for the title the hardest, was dis- 
qualified for switching Werner in his heat. 
This practically gives Staehle the title (or 
the year. Staehle has 17 points and if he 
wins a single point in the next two races 
he cannot be beaten for the championship.. 



Win) 25-Mile Contest Promoted bj Bnf* 
falo Dealer^Rmshel Copi Time Prise 

BUFFALO, N. Y.. July 9.— Fifty-one 
amateur cyclists started in the 25- 
n;ile road race run by George T. Simp- 
son, a local dealer, who styled the race 
ilie Saturn Road Race. Herbert Brooks. 
a member of the Saturn Club, won the 
race from the lll^^minute mark in 1 hour 
11 minutes and 14 seconds. Second place 
went to Edward Voght. of Rochester, 
and third honors were taken by Walter 
Bryzkey, an unattached cyclist. Eddie 
I evy finished first, but was disqualified 
for being paced by an automobile. 

Allie Krushel. the local star, who has 
liecn competing at the N'ewark. N. J., 
N'elodrome, came home for the race and 
captured first time prize from scratch, 
Krushel beat Tsadore Gronkowski by a 
lenRth. Fred Schell and Joe Schieder, 
also honor men. won third and fourth 
lime prizes respectively. The first 15 
rulers finished as follows: 

Wltan tke Nvwaric Vdodroma Trminarm' AwociBtioii JouriMjrMl to Tottannlle, Statan 
Uand, Jmlf 2, Dia RbcIiik CycIUti Wont Bathing. Froin Laft (o Rigkl — ProfMtioiial 
Spriat Champa Arthiir 5p«acar, Chariat Oitarhtar, Nawark; Ed Brron, Anatralia] 
Ed£a MwUan, Nawark; Raffia McNamani Amalaor CliaBipian John SlaaUat "Dan," 
n-i WiOia Spancar, Toronto; Frod Taylor, Now«rk] Harry Hoffman, 'FriKO 


Local Dealer Promotes 12-Mile Race 
That Brings Oat Large Crowd 

PROVIDENCE. R. 1., July 9.— Luigi 
Matarese. 2^i tninutes, won the 12-mile 
road race held in this city July 4. the 
event heing given under the auspices of 
John Montecalvo. a local bicycle dealer. 
The victor's time was 34 minutes. A 
heavy rain the night before made but 
\ery little difference to the course which 
is of macadam. Prizes were donated by 
merchants about town and some keen 
competition was seen, 

John Flyon. of Whitinsville, who 
started from scratch, won the first lime 
prize, making the course in 33 minutes. 
while Young Lancelotti. also starting 
from scratch, took second time prize by 
finishing five seconds later. The follow- 
ing is the summary: 

Pm Rider Hdcp. Time 

1. Luisi Uatirftc 2:» M:00 

2. jMcph Pattore 2:Sn M:f) 

3- n«rle> Barlo S:On .W:no 

*. Fml H. HaiKn 1-00 .U 00 

S. John r\rnn Scr. iS.OO 

& Vouni Lancflotii Scr. M:D5 

T. Fmik DcpanDi IHXI UM 



New ^ork, X. Y., Julv 10.— Chairman 
R. F. Kelsey. of the National Cycling .-Xs- 
sociatton Board of Control, announced that 
he had received a wire from Jack Prince 
asking for a sanction for a track in Salt 
Lake City. When Prince will start build- 
ing has not been disclosed, but it is e\* 
peeled to be shortly. 

1. H«brri Brook, ... 

5. Nick Wrbtr 

7. Itichard PHtttr'".'.'. 

1, Al Kmihel 


Chicago, III. July 9.— F.dward Nel- 
son, a member of the Norwegian Turners, 
Hiiii the 15-mile bicycle race of the Amer- 
ican Wheelmen on July 4. Nelson had 
a handicap of four minutes and he was 
timed in 38:45. Roy Mohcck. five min- 
utes, and Paul Quirk, three minutes, fin- 
ished second and third, respectively. Roy 
McWhirter, of the Northwest Skating 
Club, finished in 18th place from scratch 
and captured first time prize in 36:05, 
Carl Stockholm and H. ffoffman. both 
scratch Tiien, won second and third time 
prizes. Twenty-six riders finished. 


Peoria, 111., July 7.— "Tibby" Langboff, 
mounted on an Excelsior bicycle fitted with 
Palmer tires, won first place and first time 
prize from scratch in the 12^i-mile road 
race run by Voss Bros.. July 4. His time 
was 39:56. A. Schramm, on an Overland. 
which was shot with Diamond tires, ran 
second and C. Schullz on an Excelsior with 
Goodyear tires, third. F. Cowan and D, 
Howerton, both on Excelsiors fitted with 
l^amond tires, finished fourth and fifth, re- 
spectively. All of the 27 riders that started 
the race finished. 


Whitiksvilie. Mai's.. July lO.-A. Belan- 
gcr. of Northbridfie. won the 12-mite boys' 
race run b) the Whitinsville Wheelmen's 
.\ssociaiion on July 4. Belanger started 
from the three-minute mark and he was 
timed in 36:37. Secind place was taken by 
Oliver Gonlet, who started with Kelanger. 
Time prize was annexed by Louis Marcello, 
of L'xltridRe, the scratch man. Marcello's 
time was 34 :05. 


.Mu.wAiKEE. Wis.. Julj- 9.-The patriotic 
number of the Bicycle Booster, the house 
organ of the .^, O. Smith Corp., makers of 
the Smith Motor Wheel and the Smith 
I'lyer, is now being sent out. Sales talks 
l^y J. E. Van Toor, assistant sates manager, 
a page of photos of Smith product users in 
action and other interesting matters for 
riders and dealers are included in the live 
18- page booklet. 

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For a time-saver they 
cannot beat the bicycle. 
We issue literature for 
yonr counter that makes 
people wonder how they 
ever overlooked a bi- 
cycle for their own par- 
ticnlir business. 


Brirtol Cotin. 



July 12, 1917 


Fred Mercer and Ray Day Play Hosts to Record-Breaking Crowd of 

Indians; Fine Lunch and Big Sports Program 

tlemen to boxes of candy for the ladies, 
included a silver loving cup and an "Iron 
Cross" won Jby Ray Day, 

The Firestone representatives, in the 
person of Frank Hawkins, of the Seattle 
branch, and "Brownie" Carslake, of the 
Los Angeles branch, pulled the surprise of 
the day when they appeared in an Indian 
sidecar outfit dressed as Indians. Stunts 
have been pulled on motorcycle picnics in 
the past, but nothing to equal this. They 
also handed out Firestone pennants and 
Firestone "Service" to everyone within 
reach. They finished by attempting to 
scalp the hosts with butcher knives, and 
would have succeeded, but were appeased 
with promises of future tire orders. 

May Be Annual Affair 

With the sports program out of the way, 
everybody who could swim, and most of 
those who could not, adjourned to the 
bathing beach nearby — for be it known 
that while this was the second time this 
year that the sun has done the right thing 
for Northwest riders (the other times it 
rained), it went farther than ustial and 
distributed sunburn with a lavish hand. 
The majority stayed until late Sunday 
evening, enjoyed themselves in various 
ways and returned when it was cool. 

This is the first attempt made by the 
Seattle and Tacoma Indian riders to hold 
a picnic, and it met with such splendid 
success this 'year that it will undoubtedly 
be an annual event. It is certain that the 
satisfied riders are strong for the annual 
picnic idea. 

SEATTLE, Wash., July 1.— The joint 
picnic f<lr Indian riders of Seattle 
and Tacoma, held at American Lakf today, 
proved to be one of the biggest gatherings 
of motorcyclists this year, and certainly 
the biggest gathering of Indian riders ever 
held in the Northwest. Fred Mercer, of 
Seattle, and Ray Day, of Tacoma, were the 
hosts, and furnished everything from sand- 
wiches to stunts. 

A group of 43 Indians left Seattle for 
Tacoma at 10 o'clock, and others followed 
later. At Tacoma, after a 42-mile ride 
over pavement, the Seattle boys found an 
equally large crowd from the Tacoma 
wigwam lined up awaiting the word to 
start. The bunch then headed for Amer- 
ican Lake. With the exception of several 
miles through a dense forest, the road from 
Tacoma to the picnic ground was over the 
concrete roads that are making Pierce 
county famous. 

A census of the machines taken just be- 
fore lunch showed 60 solos, 20 sidecars and 
six Light Twins present. Several other 
parties arrived during the afternoon, bring- 
ing the nun)^er up to nearly 100 ; and it was 
a jovial a;id enthusiastic crowd. 

Then Came tbe Lunch 

The lunch was spread out on a shady 
spot bordering the lake, and embraced 
everything that well-appointed picnic 
lunches are popularly supposed to be com- 
posed of. Ballou & Wright, Northwest 
distributors of the Indian, saw to it that 
everyone present had all the ice cream they 
could hold and then some. 

At the conclusion of the lunch a sports 
program that commenced with a blind- 
folded ice cream feeding contest between 
two riders, and ended with a blindfolded 
fight with pJiper clubs between Ray Day 
and Fred Mercer, kept the crowd amused. 
Other features of the program were three- 
legged races for both ladies and gentle- 
men, 50-yard dashes, machine pushing 
contests, etc. The prizes ranged from 
gallon cans of Monogram oil for the gen- 


Three Motorcycle Events in Connection 
with Auto Races Draw Big Crowd 

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio.— A successful 
combination automobile and motor- 
cycle racemeet was held at the county fair- 
grounds July 4. In the motorcycle pro- 
gram James Davis, of Columbus, won the 

five-mile race in 6 :35. His partner, George 
Brady, on the same machine, won the 10- 
mile event in 13:57. The five-mile side- 
car race was won by Charles Mechlin of 
Springfield in 8:05^. The summaries: 

Five-mile — First, James Davis of Coltun- 
bus, Indian; second, George Brady, Colum- 
bus, Indian ; third, Andy Little, Springfield, 
Indian. Time 6:35. 

Ten-mile — First, George Brady, Indian; 
second, James Davis, Indian; third, Albert 
Rockwell, Springfield, Harley-Davidson. 
Time 13:37. 

Five-mile Sidecar Race — First, Charles 
Mechlin, Springfield, Indian; second, James 
Davis, Indian. Time 8:05^. 


MouNDSviLLE, W. Va., July 9. — ^Joseph 
Vergin, with Harley-Davidson and sidecar 
outfit, made the best showing in speed triab 
on Waynesburg hill. Vergin clim*bed the 
two and two-tenths miles grade in four 
minutes eight and four-fifths seconds. Park 
Harris and Arch Stultz. also mounting 
Harley-Davidsons, were second and third, 


Kansas, City, Mo., July 5. — Motorcycles 
formed an important unit in the military 
movements of the National Guard of Mis- 
souri in the Fourth of July celebration at 
Swope Park. The company has three mo- 
torcycles in the signal corps and one with 
the headquarters staff at Camp Nichols in 
this city. 


Bluefieu), W. Va., July 9. — The 15-mile 
event in the Fourth of July motorcycle 
races held at the local fair grounds was won 
by S. G. Thomas, of Appalachia, Va., with 
R. L, Walker, of Bluefield, second, and 
A. M. Castle, of Switchback, third. 
Walker and M. S. Stevenson, of Bluefield, 
were the only entrants in the 10-mile race, 
and Stevenson wont out by about 15 yards. 
Motorcycle races will be staged at the fair- 
grounds August 29, during the State Con- 
vention of the Knights of Pythias. 



Bearings Co. of America, Lancaster, Pa 48 

Benton Co., L. F., Vergennes, Vt 48 

Champion Spark Plug Co., Toledo, Ohio 6 

Continental Rubber Works, Erie, Pa Cover 3 

Corbin Screw Corporation, New Britain, Conn 45 

Davis Sewing Machine C©^ Dayton, Ohio 40 

Diamond Chain & Mfg. Co., Indianapolis, Ind 4 

Duckworth Chain & Mfg. Co., Springfield, Mass Cover 2 

Eclipse Machine Co., Elmira, N. Y Cover 2 

Ericsson Mfg. Co., 1115 Military Road, Buffalo, N. Y 48 

Excelsior Motor Mfg. & Supply Co., 3703 Cortland St., Chi- 

cago, ni 1 

Fafnir Bearings Co., New Britain, Conn 47 

Fentress Newton Mfg. Co., 253 Lafayette Blvd., Detroit, Mich.. 48 

Firestone Rubber Co., Akron, Ohio 3948 

Frasse & Co., Peter A., 417 Canal St., New York 48 

Gibson Mon-Auto Co^ Woolworth Bldg., N. Y. City Cover 4 


Goodyear Tire & Robber Co., Akron, Ohio 2-3 

Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Milwaukee, Wis 5 

Hawthorne Mfg. Co., Bridgeport, Conn 44 

Hendee Mfg. Co., Springfield, Mass 9 

Henderson Motorcycle Co., Detroit, Mich 7 

Miami Cycle & Mfg. Co., Middletown, Ohio 47 

New Departure Mfg. Co., Bristol, Conn 37 

Reading-Standard Co:, Reading, Pa 44 

Rogers Mfg. Co., 337 W. Madison St., Chicago, 111 45 

Sargent, Lester L., N. W. Cor. 10th & F Sts., Washington, D. C. 48 
Schrader^s Sons, Inc., 783 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y.... Cover 2 

Splitdorf Electrical Co^ Newark, N. J 8 

Standard Co., Torrington, Conn 42 

Stevens & Co., 375 Broadway, New York 45 

United States Tire Co., 58th St. & Broadway, New York 1043 

Wheeier-Schebler Carburetor Co., Indianapolis, Ind 47 



cicLi IixumAim. 


July J/, 19J7 . 

Real Rest— and Lots of Fun 

"That was a great vacation we spent with our Dayton Motor 
Bicycles — plenty of invigorating fresh air, appetizing meals and 
quiet, restful nights — with lots of real sport. 

"We were always up bright and early, racing along through 
the cool, sweet breeze. When noon came we were more than 
ready for a big dinner at a farm house or village inn. Then we 
hunted some cool spot along the river bank, or rode slowly along 
some shady road. At night we stopped at a quiet country hotel. 

"It was real rest — nothing to hurry, for, or worry about. A 
little gasoline and oil was all our engine needed to whir) us along 
over the hills and across the valleys. 

"And the best part of it is we still have our Motor Bicycles 
so we can take week-end vacations all the rest of the summer. 

"We surely are glad we spent our vacation money for a 
Dayton Motor Bicycle," 

PVhy don't you do like- 

HcndoB UmoiciCLi ii 

I iLLUltlATID — It b 

July 12, 1917 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 



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77^ Interests of the American Cyde Industries in Canada 

Are Big Today and Getting Bigger. Readers of This 

Department Receive All the Dominion News 


Club Formed in Toronto Will Supply 
Wounded Men With Smith Flyers 

TORONTO.— The very latest in Cana- 
dian cycledom is the "Little Red Car 
Club." One has been organized in Toronto 
and the purpose of the club is to raise 
funds to purchase Smith Flyers for maimed 
soldiers, particularly those who have been 
unfortunate enough to lose both legs. 
Some ten Smith Flyers have already been 
presented to returned heroes in this way. 

One day recently at the horse races at 
Hillcrest Park, Toronto, the sum of $334.25 
was collected by representatives of the 
Little Red Car Club. A donation has also 
been received of $190 from Sir John 
Eaton, of Toronto. This gift was just 
sufficient for the purchase of one Flyer at 
the Canadian retail price. 

It is the intention to stage a soldiers' 
Smith Flyer parade in the near future and 
the war heroes also want to have some 
races on a local track. 


New Westminster, B. C. — The fourth 
son of T. J. Trapp, the Excelsior dealer 
of New Westminster, has arrived in Eng- 
land as a soldier. This is George Trapp, 
who has become a member of the Royal 
Flying Corps. Another son, Stanley, met 
d^th in action last fall with the Royal 
Flying Corps, while Tom, the oldest boy, 
is a major with the 131st Battalion, and 
Donovan is serving with another British 
Columbia infantry battalion somewhere in 


Ottawa. — ^To place the cyclists of the 
Canadian Overseas Army on a definite and 
distinctive basis, the War Office has au- 
thorized the establishment of the Canadian 
Cyclist Reserve Headquarters with an es- 
tablishment of twenty-two officers and 271 

Men are being recruited all over Canada 
for the cycling branch of the army and a 
l>icycle company is in training at Camp 
Borden, Ontario, under Lieutenant W. A. 
Potts, along with the Royal Flying Corps. 


CAiiGAtT, Alta. — The motorcyclists of 
Calgaiy are greatly interested in a move- 
ncnt on die part of local citizens to secure 
a removal of restrictions affecting the entry 
ol motor vehicles into the National Park 
at Banff. A few years ago no motorcycles 
-or automobiles were permitted inside the 
limits of the park and even yet a special 
license must be secured before vistas of 
the park scenery can be enjoyed bccausle 
'tiie area comes under Federal jurisdiction. 

Those who live within the park boundaries 
must also secure a Provincial license before 
traveling outside of the National property. 


Three Vancouver Lady Cyclists Will 
Ride to Mexico and Back 

VANCOUVER, B. C— The three most 
ambitious wheelwomen of Vancou- 
ver, B. C, have started out on a bicycle 
tour of 1,800 miles, which will carry them 
from the land of the Maple Leaf to the 
unsettled atmosphere of Mexico during the 
next three months. The start was made 
under auspicious circumstances from the 
steps of the local court house on Wednes- 
day, June 20. During their three-flag trip 
they expect to be quite independent of 
hotels and other public accommodation as 
they have taken along a complete assort- 
ment of camping paraphernalia and cook- 
ing utensils. Incidentally, they hope to 
earn their living as they travel along by 
the sale of souvenirs. 

The three cyclists are Mrs. and Miss 
Grady and Mrs. H. B. Skidmore and their 
are using Hudson bicycles. At the start 
they appeared in smart riding attire of 
masculine tendency and they looked ready 
and fit for the test. Their getaway aroused 
considerable local interest and a band of 
twenty members of the Vancouver Bicycle 
Club saw them over the fine Kingsway to 
New Westminster and thence to the Inter- 
national boundary line. They were assisted 
in their preparations by L. Haskins, of 
Haskins and Elliot, the Vancouver agents 
for Miami-made bicycles. Not one of the 
three ladies has before attempted a long 
cycling tour. They will call on. Miami 
dealers along the 1,800 mile route through 
the Pacific Slope States. 


Vancouver, B. C— The three prmcipal 
cities of British Columbia, Vancouver, Vic* 
toria and New Westminster, have been tied 
up with a street railway strike and the 
immediate result has been that all bic3rcle 
stores in the three places have been prac- 
tically cleaned out of everything that looks 
like a bicycle. 


Victoria, B. C. — Two bicycle men of 
Victoria have secured possession of new 
premises because "the bicycle trade is back 
where it ought to be.** R. A. Ruffie has 
moved into spacious quarters on Yates 
Street and business at his new location has 
increased in proportion already. R. B. 
Godfree has opened a branch store on 
Blanchard Street, around the comer from 
his established place of business on Yates 


Special Committee Named to Lay Plant 
for the Provincial Championahips 

TORONTO, Ont— An important meeting 
of the executive of the Canadian 
Wheelmen's Association was held at 210 
Victoria street, Toronto, on Tuesday even- 
ing, June 19, for the purpose of organizing 
a general competition committee. This 
step was found necessary because of a 
greatly increased interest in bicycle racing 
in Canada this year. F. A. O. Johnston 
was elected chairman of the new commit- 
tee, with H. E. Richard, treasurer, and W. 
M. Gladish, secretary. These are special 
offices and do not conflict with the regular 
appointments for the year. 

The immediate matter in hand is the 
staging of the Provincial championships in 
Toronto. The 1917 Dominion champion- 
ships will be held in London, Ont., it was 
announced, while bicycle racemeets are to 
be held in Peterboro, Ont., on July 2, and 
in Montreal in August. 

The protest of Ray Goldsmith, of the 
Salem Bicycle Gub, Toronto, against the 
awarding of the second time prize in the 
bicycle road race at London a few weeks 
ago to another competitor, was, investi- 
gated. Evidence was received from G. A. 
Wenige, of London; Vice-president R. H. 
Falconer, of Toronto; and W. M. Gladish, 
Toronto. More details will be secured. 


One- Way Traffic Rules Necessary in 
Some Streets to Relieve Situation 

MONTREAL, Que.— One-way traffic 
regulations for bicycles and motor- 
cycles, as well as for larger vehicles, are 
being enforced on two of Montreal's down- 
town streets because of congestion on the 
thoroughfares. Cycles must not travel 
from west to east on St. James street, be- 
tween Notre Dame and McGill street, and 
they must not be ridden from east to west 
on Notre Dame, between McGill and St 
James streets. Cyclists are also prohibited 
from allowing their machines to stand in 
certain portions of the two streets. 

On the recommendation of Controller 
Ross, the Montreal Gty Council has de- 
cided to adopt motorcycles for use in regu- 
lating traffic throughout the city because 
of a growing number of violations on the 
part of automobilists of street rules. 


Toronto, Ontario.— G. A. Ronan, Tor- 
onto, who recently acquired the local 
agency for Pope lightweight motorcycles, 
has found it necessary to shove out the 
back wall of his attractive brick store 
premises on Yonge Street in order to se- 
cure more space for repair shop facilities. 
The backyard of the property has been 
abolished to provide for the erection of a 
large rear addition. Ronan handles Pope, 
C. C. M. and other lines of bicycles. 


Toronto, Ont.— Percy A. McBride, To* 
ronto, the Excelsior distributor for east* 
em Canada, is in a position to announce 
that no less than 1,300 Excelsior motor* 
cycles are now in actual use in Toronto 
and vicinity. 



July 12, 1917 


Fminer Marathoner, Who Entered MotorcjrcUax FMd, in Latter to 
Manacer of Point Breeze Track, Pictnre* War Hormrs 

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., July 10.— Henri 
St. Ives, a former racing motorcyclist, 
pacemaker, aviator and marathon er, who 
last year returned to France to join the 
colors, has written an interestins letter to 
H. F. Stetser, secretary and manager of 
the Point Breeze track, in which he de- 
scribes some of the horrors of the war 
now being waged across the sea. 

St. Ives, who was connected with the 
65tli Regt. of Infantry, was located near 
the Verdun field of operations, and he was 
wounded on May 1 while inspecting a new 
advanced post of the French and protect- 
ing the same from invasion. St. Ives was 
badly cut by bullets and pieces of hand 
grenades, and is at the present time at the 
Military Hospital at Cartigny. The letter 
of St. Ives in par| is as follows: 

"It was 2 o'clock in the morning that 
my lieutenant ordered me to go with five 
companions to inspect a new advanced post 
and protect the same from invasion. From 
this new position I could see the move- 
ments of the German Army. I had hardly 
taken the position of this advanced fort 
(15 yards from the enemy) when the Ger- 
mans attacked with hand grenades. Then 
a terrible hand-lo-hand fight followed. My 
comrades and I were fighting like lions, 
for we didn't want to give up the position, 
but it was terrible, and one by one we fell 
to the ground until the last one was pierced 
by machine gun bullets or pieces of gren- 
ade and shrapnel. 

"In this fight but two of my command 
were left alive — myself and another. Both 
of us were seriously wounded. My back 
and ray left leg were pierced and I was 
badly cut in seven places. I am to-day in 
Military Hospital 115 at Carttgny, but even 
though I am seriously wounded my life is 
hot in danger. I have heard that the 
United .Slates has declared war on Ger- 
many." St. Ives concludes his letter with 
the following: "I hope this horrible war 
will end soon, so I can come back to 

After the close of the prelimioary mmti- 
ing, riders to the nmnber of twen^ lined 
up for a parade of the mun streets of tbe 

The Ottawa Club proposes to co-opsate 
with the new clubs in Kingston, Montreal 
and Sherbrooke in the holding of tonr\ 
reliability runs, races and similar events. 


City's First Motorcycle Body Gets 
Under Way with Promiaing Outlook 

OTTAWA, Ont.— Ottawa, Canada's Cap- 
ital, is away with a motorcycle club 
— the first in the history of the city. At 
a big meeting in the ofBce of the Ottawa 
Journal Newspapers held on Thursday 
evening, June 28, it was decided to have a 
club. The decision was reached after the 
gathering had been addressed by a number 
of prominent men, including William Find- 
lay, managing editor of the Journai, and 
W. D. Edenburn, of Detroit, who is a 
competition official of the American Auto- 
mobile Association, 

Albert E. Ingram was appointed secre- 
tary temporarily, and the general elections 
are to be held soon. 


Sa» FaAWasco, July 10.— Fine riding 
weather, combined with the advent of the 
vacation season, has resulted in an unusual 
demand for both new and used motorcycles 
in San Francisco and vicinity. At the same 
time there has been a decided pickup in 
delivery van sales. Sidecars are reported 
to be going fairly well, but the demand is 

Dealers on all sides assert that it is impos- 
sible for them to meet the call for used 
motorcycles, the field being practically un- 
limited for machines ranging from $150 up. 
Cash sales predominate, the dealers say. 


PiiO\iDENCE, R. I., July 10.— The first mo- 
torcycle reported stolen in this State in 
years is that of Philip Esser, 306 Arthur 
avenue, Syracuse, N. Y., who was visiting 
in Pawtucket recently. The machine was 
a Harley-Davidson with a sidecar and rear 
seat attachment, of 1917 model. He noti- 
fied the police in that city with a result 
that the entire state police were notified. 
The theft of a motorcycle in Rhode Island 
is a rarity. 




Standard Pedala and Diamond E Spokes mean more to cycle riden and dealers than 
mere words. To the dealer they mean that cycle* equipped with them sell much faster 
and easier than those without. 

To the rider Standard Pedals and [Kamond E Spokes mean an assurance of safety 
and a maximum of riding pleasure. 

If you contemplate the purchase of a cycle be sure to insist that the pedab arc 
Standard and that the spokes and nipples are the Diamond E brand made by us. You will 
then have the best that can be purchased. 

Our reputation o f 
long landing mm behind 
every individual article 
we make. Send tor lit- 
erature. It is tree. 







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July 12, 1917 

Special Service Department 




Riders and dealaw can seem all BX- 
CBLSIOR parts from our Service De- 
partment No order too smalL Prompt- 
ness and Satisfaction Guaranteed. 


Bridgeport Conn. 



te stoBk far an 


It EMt 131st St. PhoiM HsiriMB IMS 

Motorcycle Tires 

Parts and Supplies 





56 Warren Street New York 


Complete Stock of Harley-Davidflon Partly 
Accessories and Suppliee 

Expert Mechanics toUh Factory Experiences. 


533 W. llOth St., New Yoric 

Branoh 165t2i St., oor. of Webster Ave., Bronx, V. T. 


In parts for all marhlnas, Particularljr oU 
iMMlttls — try us when no ona else can help yoo. 
Complete stock of Thor—Merkel— Miami— CortJas 
— F-N — ^Piooeer— Royal and odiers. 

The Summit Cycle St Auto Supply Co* 

Boulevard and Newark Ave., Lincoln Hi^bway, 
Jersey City, N. J. 

NOTE; Only 2t minutes from Broadway, N. Y. 

National Dealers' Directory 





U$ West IMth Street, New York 
Phone 33S2 Momincside 



All Repairs Gnarantsod 

f» Brook AvOn TeL Mslroso •?« 

OUm Berckhamsr, Prop. V. C Ptfenars, Mgr. 


Greater N. Y. Dlatributsr 


Brooklyn Acent Cleveland Uchtwalglit 

Write for ostaloff and eur easy payment plan. 

im Bedford Ave., Brooklyn 




Pt |w fi * *g Storing 

■H JEROIIS AVE., CoTMr Bomaido Ava. 

AMOS SHIRLEY, 935 Eighth At«. 


Colwmhia, Hartford and Fay JovanUo BIcyelaa 
Parts for the Indian, Bzealslor nnd Pop* 

WnrOIB BB0THER8, Uli Bvshwlok 
Brooklyn, V. T., Btoi^lyn and Lonf Island dla- 
tribiitors for the Bayton; also Indian sfonoy. 
Zxpert repairinv on all makes of motoroyolso. 
Oomplete line of supplies. Prompt and satlafao- 
tory serrioe a feature of this establishmsnt. 



All Makes of Bicycla s E n p s rt Repafarlnff 
9tt West 13th St. Phono SIM Chslssn 


Storinc, Repalrlnff and Supplies 

79th St. and Seoond Ave. Tel. 188S Lenox. 

Oarave, 449 East 89d St. 

Branoh, 188 Brid^re Plasa, L. I. City. 
TsL 8M8 Astoria. 



Motoroyole Espsirtsg sad "V^tsr Ovtrhssllnf. 

Oomplete repsiis on any make. 
Work ffvaranteed. 1818 Indians always In 
stock; any make taken in trade. AH sukss si 
second-hands on sale. 
B. A. Swenson, tn Broad St., Pr sv ld smcs » R. L 



Hurley Dafidson Molorcydei aid Bicycles 

Bow York 
88t West U9th Bt. 

Bronx Brsnoh 
W.biter An. t lOth M. 


• • 

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Brooklyn Distrikntor 


11S7 Bedford Ave. SM iaasalca Ave. 

TeL Docatur 1784 Td. Cypress 4788 

Brooklyn, N. Y. 


Harism Mstorcycis Garafs. Rocsrs SIdsears 

te Stock to Fit AllMsko Marhfaiss. 
U8I PARK AVE. Td. Harism 2SI7 

I N Dl AN 


All makss of niijiliis sinsrt ispsklBg 



Phono 488J Flash. 



Indian Motocycles 

1888-1881 Bsdford Avsnns 
Phone Bsdford 1187 Brooklyn, N. Y. 


Terrltery— Lent Iilsnd City to Fort Wasklactsn 

on Berth Shore. Bemonstratlon f Isdly givm. 

Fall Itoek of SnppUes— ITssd Kashinss. 


F. A. K. Shop. 

Oonsts Fstal. 


2984 Bonleyard, Cor. Newark Ave. 

Jers«7 City, New Jersey — Phone Conn. 

VOTE: Only 80 minutes from Broadway, N. T. 



Smith Motor Wheelt— her Johnson Bicjclea 

1147 Bsdford Avs.. Cor. Madison St., Brooklyn 


U North WashkMrton Strsot, Jaasake, L. L 
Harley-DaTkUoB Dbtribvtors for 
Island, Exdnshre of Brooldym 


Eastern Diatrlhutors MAIN OFFICE: Eastern Distrlhntors 


CYCLE DSPT.: 1065 Bedford ATonne, Brooklyn SERVICE STATIO N: 204 Clifton Place, BrooUya 


Mention Motorcycle and Bicycle Illust«atei>— It helps yon, the advertiser and us. 

July 12, 1917 

FOR SALE: Uied molorcTcle pirta Bood ■■ 

mew, for all maliei ot machine!. Theie parti 
m not Mkto O0 becauac Iher are worn oat. 
Oor buaineM it wrtckint motorc7dei in per- 
fect coDdilioD; that i* 'how all bur pirti are 
abtaiDed. We haie nearlr all the old orphao 
puta, al» large lot of complete raatora, rebuilt 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 


rwtrjthin^ pertalnmf to motoi 
eycls Part! itlg. Co., Chicagok t. 

FOR SALE-A Srit-claai motorcrcle and U- 
tyde bntiaeiB. A lix rear*' CBtabllahed buiineu. 
Cu prove to be a pariof buiioeai. Have 
afcnc]' lor leadiof machioe. Have Kood reaaoDt 
Ih aelliDf. Will tell for caih or part down. 
For particulara write P, P., care Motortjde and 


FOR SALE— Two high g 

muffler attached, compl 
Bought for experimtntal 
What do you offer? C; 
Davii Sewing Machine Co 

TWIX INDIAN' and lidecar— beautr, tl68. 
SINGLE EXCELSIOR-like new. *48. Twin IN- 
DUN-overhauled, VS. K a rlc)-' Davidson-line. 
only US. HOWELL, Z17 Cheiinui, Evaniville. 

FOR SALE-1916 J-apcd Electric Equipped 
Barley- Da vidaon, complete with Speedorneter. 
etc. lor t2S(M»— alao new 1917 3-*peed Electric 
E^upped Henderaon, complete with Sidecar, 
etc. lor t*3S.a>, or will aell machine icparate. 
Write (or further information. C. K. Moore, 
VS Broad St.. Auguita, Ga. 




Excel! lor 

FOR SALE-1917 twin, bi 
road machine, ainslc apeed, i 
cam. extra fa*t, run le!! than 300 milei. $200. 
Addresi U. M., care Uotorcycle and Bicrcte 

FOR SALE— A red Cygnet rear car. Fine eon- 
ditiani run leia than thonaand mile!. Fifty dollar!. 
J. M. Douman, Vilatie. N. Y. 

for Bale cheap in the ben motorcycle city for iti 
^le in the United State!. Addreia T. E. M., 
care Motorcycle and Bicycle lUuMrated. 

Otie 1917 twin EXCELSIOR, fully equipped.tlJO 

One 1914 KARLEY twin two-speed (130 

One 1914 INDIAN twin teo 

T- E. Uetaer, Corning. N. Y. 


PUT NEW LIFE in your molof. AlnmintUB 
Alloy Piiiona made for iD mahea. Connecting 
rods lightened and fly-wheela rebalanced. Writ* 
for prices. "Bee" O. J. Rhoade* A Co.. 14-»-U 
& St. Qair St., Dayton, Ohio. 

:d paying ^ieycle busi- 
raund trade, leading agenclu. Rea- 
lling, other business. Fine chasce 
in. Judson, care Motor Cycle nias- 

BICYCLE RIDERS— Hake noner. Rcpdr jMr 
own tlrea. Alio your ndghbora.' EUmlnata pane- 
ture trouble!. Por (1.00 we win aend yon aongh 
'-PUNCTURE CURE" to repair 31 Bike tirM. 
Fix them for l.M each. Boyi are makinf from 
13.00 to (6.00 a day. Start a good biuIneM lot 
only (1.00. Poughkcepde Paint Co., 184 Cbivcb 
Sl, Pooghkeepsle, N. Y. 



tors and Exide 

storage Batteries. Must be able 

lo handle men 

and to BTilematiie shop. Only 

men of execuli 

e ability who can get reanlta 

need apply. Giv 

e full particular! and reference! 

in firat letter. 

W. E. W.nderiee Co.. IJ«1 

Woodward Ave 

Detroit, Mich. 

WANTED— Firal 

position for right i 


sober, industrious, married. In th* bicycle and 
motorcycle builnesa twelve yeara. WiU forward 
first-cla!! refetencea. Prefer Sonthera city or 
town. Addle!! Southern, care Hotorcych aol 
Bicycle Illnitrated. 



r wants to know — Tberefort meollao Moroicicu a 

) BlCTCia lU-UtTlATID. 

\H>rtK More 

MOTCRfnrcLE and BicveLE Illustrated 

July 12, 1917 

Does H>re 

Berlii^ Mi 

Jut uk for it « yoor Mzt motor 

EricsKHi Muiufaetitriiiff Co. 
llli HIUIU7 Ro^ Boffd*. M. T. 

The New Musselman 

Positive Drive Coaster 


The only positive drive brake in the world. 
Posiesiing such qualities as smallness, streogth, 
frictionleBS and no springs or small complicating 

The Miami Cycle & Mfg. Co. 

IMS-lUl Grud Ave, WddkUmi. OUt.l].S.A. 


If you will buy the Benton Case 
hardened Spark Plug you will 
have purchased the best plug on 
the market. Our booklet will be 
mailed to you free on request. It 
gives the true dope on spark plug 
construction — no more guess 
work. Write to-day. 



Tandem Riding 
Is Great! 

It it — wit A on 

Price, $12.00 each 





-n* UHT ((to IN pn «Bt taeimuar But of Raaold OmIm 
bKsuH va mt IM ptr «Dt material, labor uUI bnlu tal* 
Ami. Vor inara thu tfUr^r-ftra rmmn tbm R*Bo)d pnadacte 
' - (UmUrl at tfaa world. 


Before you a(^y for a Patent write for 
this new booldet An invention worth 
making is worth protecting. Patents pro- 
cured in all countries. Full information 
on request. 


N. W. Cor. lOtli ud F SU., Wuhburtoo. D. C 

ntion HoToicrd-i ahd Bicyei.i IixntruTiiL 

July 19, 1917 Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 


When you have put in a whole week of hard work and steady application, get out into the open 
and partake of all the invigorating wealth of God's free air in the wide, sweeping places of the open 

No more enjoyable, convenient, economical or effective means of getting close to nature has ever 
been devised than touring with a motorcycle. 

Think of the hundreds of places; little nooks and crannies a motorcycle can take you to which 
could never be approached by any other vehicle. 

Add a sidecar; double your own enjoyment and share it vrith "her." 

"The Good Old X" 

"The Motorcycle that ALWAYS MAKES GOOD" 

Embodies the very latest features of other motorcycles and many features making for Convenience, 
Comfort and ease of operation which are Exclusively Excelsior with the incomparable Excelsior 

If you own a motorcycle, get out and use it now; if you don't, jump right down to the dealer and 
get an Excelsior, quick. Don't let the summer slip by without getting all the enjoyment out of it 
there is to be had. 

If there is not a dealer near you, just send for the Excelsior catalog. 


3703 Cortland Street Chicago 

a of MoToicTCLE AHD BicvcLi iLLutTtAiiD i« <lw«Ti ippricuted bj advcnUen. 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

July 19, 1917 



Reaching the Millions 

WE reproduce, on the opposite page, another 
one of the policy advertisements* through 
^vhich Goodyear is talking froto week to week 
to the bicycle riders of America. 


We direct your attention to this campaign be- 
cause it is of such vital interest to every bicycle 
dealer in America, as w^ell as to the rider. 

Goodyear Blue Streak Tires 
are rapidly putting bicycle 
tire buying, generally, on a 
clean business basis. The 
rider need no longer buy in 
the dark. He may figure out 
for himself where the mis- 
take was made in the past- 
why he was so often disap- 
pointed in his tires. 

Goodyear explains in this 
advertising the modem' and 

efficient w^ay of making and 
selling tires. 

And this great movement for 
better tires cheaper is mak- 
ing bicycling better than 
ever, everywhere. 

Naturally, such a campaign 
helps the dealer. It means a 
bigger and better bicycle 

Do you stock Goodyear 
Blue Streaks? 

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Akron, Ohio 

K R O N 

The adrtrtifcr wants to know— Therefore mention Motoicyclb and Bicyclb Illusteatbo. 

July 19, 1917 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 


.IX/HEN Co^ytar bmtan 
"' tiointbtlUrbleyela lint 
thtapar. nolalUtaUrtamr, 
ptmatid, bur tlnblej^U rUtr 

It Took N 

the Dealer's Profit 

DuraMt TIrrt Help You Satt 

Tfou Ket more (or your nnaer 
ins Goodyear BJue Streak Bi- 
eide Tire than in any ordinarr 

tJv«fr Tim Help ¥aii Pedal 

Goodyear Blue Strcaki arc 

■n f uU of lile. The rwo-ply tin 
body b laid In active rubber, 
mallnii the lire ctaitic and quick. 
A bisb srade of fabric U uaed. 
ly Itcons but not beavy . 

IT does not cost as much to make a good bicycle 
tire as some dealers' prices would^lead you to 
believe. It is the needless profits consumed between 
the factory and the rider which have been to blame 
for the high prices of bicycle tires in the past. 

The Goodyear plan ot mak- 
ing and selllDS Blue Streak 
Bicycle Tire: 

ct. RtaiTimrr '■*-^— pedal- 

changed this condition for the 
rider. You may now buy really 
good quality tires for as little 
as $3.25 each. ^ 

You have a right to know 
how most bicycle lires are sold. 
The dealer does not buy di- 
rectly from the factory. Sev- 
eral profits are made before the 
dealer receives his tires. Then, 
too, most manufacturers make 
a great many brands of bicycle 
tires. That means their cost is 
much higher than necessary. 
And In the past the dealer has 
fixed hia own prices and de- 
termined his own profits. The 
rider has paid ^vhat the dealer 

Goodyear decided to save 
the rider these wastes and need- 
less profits on bicycle tires. 
The Goodyear dealer makes a 
fair profit on BlueStreaka. He 
buys direct from Goodyear. 
Goodyear makes only one tire, 
standard quality. Goodyear 
advertises the price of that tire 

Some dealers do not handle 
Goodyear BlueStreaka. They 
prefer to sell a lire on ivhlch 
they make more profit. So It 
took nerve to reduce the deal- 
er's profit. 

. But the. dealer who believes 
In giving the rider a square deal 
prefers toseU Goodyear Blue 
Streaks. He sells more tires in 
the long run at a smaller profit. 
And each tire tnakes a friend. 

Blue Streaki Don 't "Side-Slip" 

n-akid tread 


»k«haveihia. St> 

d like le 

i»hl. Prei 


e Sireak ti 

cad ■n<i 

Tb-et Must Loot Good, Too 

Goodyear made Ita B1d« 
Sifcaka aa sood aa could be. 
Then we added beauty. You 
canalways tcU a Good y ea r Blue 

theae tlrea. Be ■ 

See your Goodyenr Dealer or write The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Akron, Ohio, for his address. 


You set quick tciults from a< 


Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 


Two Great Forces Joined 
to Sell More Motorcycles 

Harley-Davidson and Remy are working 

together to improve the motorcycle- 
That means that they are working to- 
gether to give the motorcycle owner 
greater satisfaction. 

And that means they arc working to sell 
more motorcycles. 

For satisfaction is the greatest salesman 
in the world. 

Harley-Davidson owners have always 
been satisfied, so far as it lay in Harley- 
Davidson's sincere wish and in its 
power to make them so. 

Harley-Davidson believes they are better 
satisfied with electric lights, an electric 
warning signal and a positive ignition 

So it equips with Remy Lighting apd Ig- 
nition; and has done so for several 
years past. 

It adds to the motorcycle the factor which 
helped the motor car to greater and 
greater popularity — electricity in relia- 
ble form. 

It gives the rider better, more powerful 
lights. It gives him a better, louder 

warning signal. It gives him better 
ignition — a hotter spark for starting, a 
hotter spark for running. 

Harley-Davidson dealers' business all 
over the countrj' shows that the buyers 
do want these advantages. 

Sales of Remy-equipped machines are 
growing greater every year; they form 
a larger proportion of the fact on,' 

So Harley-Davidson is accomplishing 
what it set out to accomplish. 

It is selling more motorcycles by giving 
the owners increased satisfaction. 

Which means a benefit to Harley-David- 
snn dealers, individually and collect- 

For every Harley-Davidson sold is sold 
through a dealer. 

Are you reaping your full share of the 
benefit? Are you selling all the Remy- 
equipped machines you can possibly 
seU? .... 

Are you heart and soul behind the Remy- 
equipped Harley-Davidson? 

Remy Electric Company 

Sale* and Ensineertng Officw 
Detroit, Mich. 

F»Gtariai and Geaantl Ofiea* 
AndanoB, Indbiut 

July 19, 1917 Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

Hention Hotoictcli t 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

July 19, 1917 

Selling To An Army 

Boy Scouts and similar or- 
ganizations in the United 
States have a total member- 
sliip that exceeds the size of 
the proposed National Army. 

Each one of these boys is 
enthused with the ideas of 
rendering helpful service and 
of making himself physically 

As an aid in these two objects, 
the bicycle stands out m its 
greatest usefulness — a fact 
which is officially recognized 
by the formation of numerous 
bicycle troops. 

So, this vast army of live, 
active boys forms a group of 
bicycle prospects which is 

one of the best in 

the world. 

There are mem- 
bers in your terri- 
tory who can be 
made mighty prof- 
itable customers. 

If you can't start a bicycle 
troop, see that every mem- 
ber of the present troop owns 
a Columbia bicycle. 

The Columbia is a bicycle 
that lives up to the scout 

It is honest through and 
through — sturdy and sound. 

It serves — day in and day out, 
year after year, it stands up 
under the hardest kind of 

It is fit — rides swiftly, 
smoothly — and it keeps in 
condition every important 
muscle in the boy's body. 

Tell your Columbia story to 
the Scouts. 

Westfield Manufacturing Co. 

Department 11 
Westfield :: Mass. 

Makers of the 
Motorcycle , 

July 19, 1917 Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

















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July 19, 1917 


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popularity and make profits with the; other fellow. 

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JULY 19, 1917 

Where Your Dollar Goes 

Figures Based Upon Five Years' Running Show That 25.5 Cents Are Paid for Fuel 

and Oil, 20 Cents for Taxes and Licenses and the Same Amount for Repairs 

and Parts; State Fees Are Shown to Be Disproportionate 

Only 8.5 Cents of Each Dollar Expended Are Needed to Keep a 
Motorcyclist in the Neat Division, the Actual Records Show 

How does the average motorcyclist 
spend his dollars? What part of 
each simoleon goes lor gasoline f 
What for tires? How much for repairs, 
for clothes, etc? 

The accompanying figure is designed to 
give the answer to all luch questions. It 
shows Mr. Average Motorcyclist's dollar 
■ptit np into various sections, proportional 
to the number of cents (or per cent) which 
lie spends on material or supplies. 

An accurately kept record of expenses 
for several solo machines, extending over 
a period of approximately five years of 
cODtinnous riding, forms the basis from 
which this picture of the dollar is taken. 
About one-third of the distance ridden dur- 
ing this time was covered in long tours; 
the other two-thirds were made in ordinary 
short runs, from a mile or two in length 
np to one hundred and fifty miles at a 
trip. A considerable portion of winter rid* 
ing i> also included, in which non-skid 
chains had to be used frequently. 

How Fi(tiTiM Ara Ammgad 

In arranging the expenditures under the 
various divisions, all such things as horns, 
tire chains, magneto cut-out, tire irons, car- 
rier cushion, speedometer, etc., in fact all 
equipment except tool box. contents and 
lights, have been listed as accessories. 

Clothing includes khald riding clothes, 
various pairs of leggings, leather gloves for 
riding and cloth ones for cleaning and 
polishing, woolen mittens for winter work, 
and several sets of gog^es. The writer 
has always been considered as a neat-ap- 
pearing rider, and it is interesting to see 
what a stnatl proportion of the total outlay 


that has been needed to obtain that result 
It is only natural that fuel, oil, tires and 
mechanical repairs should be the largest 
part of the expenses, amounting to fifty and 
a half cents per dollar. This is a fact 
well worth noting, as it brings out clear- 
ly the reliability of the modem motor- 

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cycle, with which the principal require- 
ments for perfectly dependable service are 
the keeping of the tanks full of fuel and 
the tires full of air. 

In this connection it should be men- 
tioned that the item of twenty cents per 
dollar for mechanical repairs includes not 
merely labor and parts for repairs and 
maintenance actually carried out, but the 
C0.fl <if all extra parts bougkt, many of 
which are still in reserve as spares. 

The lighting expense item of four cents 
is surprisingly small, since it includes gas 
head and tail lights and one electric head 
light, as well as all other lighting equip- 
ment and supplies. Now that so many 
new machines are furnished with electric 
lights where the only cost is renewing 
bulbs, or a battery once in three years or 
so, this item may become even smaller. 

An interesting commentary on the part 
of the public burden which the motor^- 
ditt has to bear is the section of taxes — 
really of triple charges, covering property 
tax, registration and number plates (road 
tax) and license to operate a machine 
(also partly road Ux), with a total of 
twenty cents on the dollar — exactly one- 
fifth of the total cost of operating. 
Tli« lasurane* Question 

No allowance is made in the diagram for 
insurance, since the average rider does not 
carry any. The writer feels it necessary 
to carry some, on account of leaving the 
machine standing unguarded for hours at 
a time in public places. If the cost of 
this insurance be added, its proportion ii 
17.4 cents per dollar, which changes the 
other items to the figures shown in the 
following list: 

Accessories 14.0c 

Qothing 7J0c 

Gasoline and oil Zl.Ic. 

Lighting JJc 

Mech. repairs, parts 16.S& 

Tires 4A. 

Taxes, license, etc 16.5c 

Insurance 17.4c 

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July 19, 1917 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 


More About Togs 

Proper Attire to Fit the Occasion Is of Great Importance 

to Every Motorcycle Rider and Not Difficult to Find 

The Costume That Is Used for Long Country Trips Is Seldom 

Suitable for City Wear on the Machine; Neatness and 

Serviceability the Desired Combination at All Times 


THE question of clothes; it's vital— 

The BCnius can afford to be slov- 
enly; no one else can. It was to cover 
the case of the genius that someone way 
back in forgotten ages, wisely or un- 
wisely, adaged thusly : "The clothes 
don't make the man.' 

But we motorcyclists aren't geniuses — 
at least most of us are not. We are just 
ordinary, everyday fellows and dress as 
such when we are not astride our machines. 
But give us a machine, and a few mo- 
menU in which to change our clothes, and 
a genius, however eccentric, has nothing 
on us in the way of slovenly appearance. 

.\nd that little feature of motorcycling 
is very much to be regretted; it is, per- 
haps, the main deterrent in the way of keep- 
ing many good fellows from taking up a 
sport that is at once healthful, invigorating 
and manly. 

Before we go a step further, let me 
point out that I am not a stickler for 
style— neither have I a great deal of 
patience with a "Beau Brummel" or a 
"fop." But I certainly do not believe that 
motorcycling, the king of outdoor sports, 
and careless, slovenly appearance are 
necessarily counterparts. 

The "reformers"— oh yes, we have re- 
formers in the motorcycle field and they 
are doing good work too — tell us that we 
should treat motorcycling just the same as 
any other outdoor sport We don special 
and appropriate attire for tennis, for golf, 
for basebalL These garments get soiled 
as a matter of course, but no one thinks 
anything of it, they are expected to get 
soiled and the person attired in soiled 
sports clothes does not lose caste like the 
man who appears in soiled street clothes 
or overalls and shirtsleeves on a motor- 

doihe* for City Um 

That's very good in so far as it goes. By 
an means, when the motorcycle is used as 
a means to an end in the sporting way, 
proper attire for the occasion should be 
worn, of which more anon. But not all of 
us use our machines solely in a sporting 
capacity. I myself ride to work each day 
weather permitting, and there are thou- 
sands of other lads doing the same thing. 
It's all right to say qwrts clothes to the 
fellow who is going on a tour or endurance 
nm or something akin to these. But 
iports clothes and ofSce work do not go 
hand in hand by any means. 

The fact of the matter is that for short 
rides in and around the town or city, 
there is no more need for special motor- 
cycle clothes than there is for special au- 
tomobile garments, or special street car 
costumes every time we go to or come from 
work. That is, nnless Qie rider is a sloven 

I have proved to my own satisfaction 
that this is so with myself as a subject 
I ride from one end of the year to the 
other. 1 use my machine for both busi- 
ness and pleasure ; both for getting around 
the city and for getting away from the city 
with its dirt, noise and din on my off hours. 
But when I ride the motorcycle to busi- 
ness, I dress for business. And when I 
ride for pleasure, with the expectation- of 
going on a long tour, I dress for pleasure. 

I find that a business suit does not get 
appreciably soiled with a few miles of 
riding necessary to take me to and from 
my work; and with my hands clothed in 
suitable gauntlets I can appear on the busi- 
ness scene with hands imsoiled and finger 
nails clean. 

Hidins in Bnsiness Suit 

Of course, on a Sunday or Saturday 
afternoon it's different. You cover more 
mileage and quite as a matter of course, 
must expect to get a bit dusty. It is only 
fit and proper that you should dress for 
the occasion, and nothing is better for the 
purpose than a suit of forestry green cloth 

topped off with leggings either of the spiral 
type or the more usual leather variety. 

These togs are typical sports clothes and 
the rider can appear in them, even though 
slightly soiled without losing caste. To 
endeavor to take a Sunday tour m street 
costume, however, would immediately put 
the rider in the "slovenly" class, for once 
the street clothes get soiled there is nothing 
to convey the idea that the dirt comes from 
the pursuit of sport pure and simple. 

Thile Soil on Occaaion 
In city riding, I even carry the thing a 
little further and on special occasions put 
in an appearance on my' machine in clothes 
which most folks feel inconsistent with 
motorcycling. During the summer months, 
for instance, 1 oftimes travel about the dty 
on my machine "dolled up" in a palm 
beach or white suit, with shoes and socks 
and other togs to match. And I find t^iat 
these cloches are quite compatible with a 
full enjoyment of the sport, strange as it 
may seem to those who feel that motor- 
cycling and greasy overalls are synony- 

Ic goes without saying that to ride a 
machine and keep one's clothes in pre- 
sentable shape, the rider must be a little 
carefuL The machine itself must be kept 
clean, and not only that but every effort 
should be made to eliminate all chance of 
trouble in the repair of which we are apt 
to get all mussed up. If it were solely 
for the fact that neat riding leads us to be 
more careful with our mounts and tends 
to do away with little roadside troubles for 
the reason that we attend to the little de- 
tails of adjustment at the proper time and 
place, the idea would be well worth culti- 
vation by every rider. 


CHARLOTTE, N. C— The accompanying 
photograph introduces F. F. Fletcher, 
news correspondent for Motorcycle and 
Bicycle Illustrated in Charlotte and a 
seasoned motorcyclist Fletcher attracted 
considerable attention last July when he 

was marooned on his machine in the Blue 
Ridge mountains of North Carolina during 
the destructive floods. He is an exponent 
of all-year riding and has about com- 
pleted plans for a trip on bis motorcycle 
to Miami, Fla. 


EEL 1, Scene 1— C. B. Russell, of Detroit. Mich., seen just Scene ^4— A group of Blue Ribbon M. C members, of 

after his arrival at the rifle range. He uses his Henderson Brooklyn, N. Y., on a recent Sunday outing. The picture was 

carry him to and from the range, the sidecar being used snapped by J. A Bell in front of an old mill near the townsh.p 

to transport the rifles and a day's supply of ammunition. of Areola, N. J. t n ■ ■ „ m v ™„ f,,, > snm 

Scene 2— One of the many Dayton Motor Bicycle enthu- Scene 5— Mr. Dieckman, of Ossmmg, N. Y., out for a spm 

Blasts of Dayton, O.. "doing his bit" on Red Cross tag day in on his trusty Reading Standard outfit 

that Ohio cilv Scene 6— This couple of Excelsior riders. Cecil J. Peck and 

Scene 3-Mr. R. S. Paul, of Roanoke. Va.. on his Indian H. J. Wright, threw over their chance to make a perfect score 

machine. Paul is 66 years of age, and lakes a ride on his m the recent Worcester. Mass. 24-hoHr .endurance run by 

motorcycle every day. helping F. E. Wilbur. Jr.. who had been mjured. 

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II I! 


REEL 2. Scene 1— A Quiney (III.) H a rley- Davidson rider Scene S— A Fair Excebio 

examining his mount after a hard pull through a sand ahead amid picturesque 9 

stretch. to Lake Elkton, Wis. 

Scene 2 — A Henderson tourist encounters a snake in the Scene 6~£dward and Gladys Swenson, offspring of the 

wilds of Michigan. Exit snakel Provideuce Indian chief, and both motorcycle enthusiasts from 

Scene 3 — A delegation of Paterson (N. J.) week-end tourists the ground up. 

resting up after a hard ride. Scene 7 — A trio of Winnipeg (Canada) riders snapped on 

Scent 4 — Mrs. Leon Filicr, who made a "manless" motor- Ft. Garry Drive, not iar from their home city. From left to 

^ycle tour through New England on an Indian snapped in right they are Miss Louisa Brown, Percival Smith and Miss 

one of SpringAcld's parks. Helen Holmes. 



Motor Cycle Illustrated 

Making a Convert 

The Veteran of a Dozen Seasons Feared That He Would 

Be Classed as a Mollycoddle and a Tailor-Made Rider 

If He Allowed Himself to Become Too Neat, But 

He Has Adopted a Broader Viewpoint Now 

Oil Stains and Dust Are Not Needed to Prove That a 
; Motorcyclist Is a Reglar Fellow; His Mi leasee Tells 

If Two Riders Cover lOO Miles Over the Same Course and One 

Finishes Reasonably Neat While the Other Looks Like a 

Scarecrow, Which Is the More Capable Pilot? 


THE writer and a veteran of dozen 
summers in the saddle were dis- 
cussing road problems and the fascina- 
tion of the motorcycle in general when the 
conversation suddenly veered around to the 
^ver-opcn subject of the motorcyclist's ap- 
pearance on the road. Yours truly as- 
serted that every rider should consider it 
part of his obligation to the sport to wear 
an attractive costume and keep his mount 
' as clean as possible. 

"The oft€ner we appear in public in oil- 
stained and otherwise soiled riding togs," 
we argued, "the harder it is going to be to 
make non-riders understand that we have 
actually been enjoying ourselves." 

"What do we care whether folks think 
we have enjoyed ourselves or not as long as 
we know we have had a good time?" asked 
the *Vet" 

"We do care," we asserted. "Down in 
his heart every motorcyclist wants folks to 
believe that the vehicle he has chosen is 
paying him big returns in recreation and 
all-round satisfaction. He doesn't want to 
create the impression that riding a motor- 
cycle is hard work; that a man must be 
oily and grimy to do it." 

"But a spick and span rider doesn't look 
iike the real thing," was the veteran's next 
argument. "He is taken for a newcomer, 
or a mere experimenter." 


Jttdf inf the Rider 

"The time is here when a motorcyclist is 
[going to be judged by his appearance as re- 
I lated to his performances," we contended, 
I "and not merely by the amount of road 
* material he has been able to pick up on 
his clothing and on his machine. At the 
F. A. M. convention in Providence last year 
the riders who received the awards for neat- 
ness were those who had covered consid- 
erable distances and still kept themselves 
presentable. They were not mollycoddles. 
One of the winners had covered over 800 
miles, and his outfit showed no more ef- 
' fects of roadwork than can be found on 
some motors after a 75-mile run. That 
rider knew how to take care of his motor 
and how to keep himself reasonably com- 
fortable; and comfort is always directly 
related to cleanliness. He wasn't spotless 
by a long shot, but, considering his long 

trip, he and his motorcycle were in good 

"But riding togs that look well, and re- 
main that way, cost considerable money," 
said the veteran, as he began to accept the 
new point of view. 

Choice of Material 

"Not necessarily," we explained, "because 
the whole matter depends upon the choice 
of material. Khaki can hardly be called a 
neat or attractive material even when it is 
fresh from the store, and a few oil spots 
and a dusty trip or two transform it into 
a poor apology for a costume. Forestry 
cloth looks infinitely better, can be washed 
satisfactorily, holds its shape and wears 
welL Besides, it is not expensive when 
you consider the amount of service that 
will be derived from it. A wise selection 
of the material for your suit will go a 
long way towards making it a permanent 
success and pleasing to the eye." 

"Why, if a motorcyclist followed your 
ideas and the suggestions of the 'neatness 
first* boosters, he'd pull up to a hotel look- 
ing like a gol-danied automobilist,'' said 
the old-timer, with a close approach to a 

"Just so," we conceded, "and when he 
does that little thing he will be putting 
across a man's-size punch for the finest 
outdoor sport on the map. Hell be knock- 
ing the last props from under the cynical 
non-rider and making him see that the 
motorcyclist is a regular human being, a 
true sportsman who is proud of his mount 
because it gives him more fun, more good 
fellowship, more exhilaration — and less fuss 
and worry — per mile covered than any other 
vehicle that turns a wheel 

"And you think he'll get the same amount 
of credit for his roadwork as the chap who 
pays no attention to his appearance, who 
makes good time and all that, but comes 
in pretty dirty?" 

"Hell get more credit,? we asserted with 
confidence. "If two men ride 100 miles 
and one is reasonably neat, and his ma- 
chine is fairly clean, while the other fel- 
low and his mount g^ve a shock to the 
eye, all the credit is going to the former. 
This is an age of efficiency and the rider 
who has to cover himself and his mount 

July 19, 1917 

with dirt and goo to ride 100 miles, while 
another roadster can do the same trip with 
only a few marks to show for it, is going 
to be put down as an incompetent It's 
going to be taken for granted that he is a 
poor rider and a slovenly mechanic, and 
the real princes of the open road, — the bojrs 
who love their mounts and show it — will 
learn in the near future to give the grimy 
chap the grand go-by." 

"By golly," ejaculated the veteran, as he 
surveyed his slightly bulbous waistline, "I 
think I'll spruce up a bit after this and 
set a good example. They can't call me 
a tailor-made rider, because everyone 
knows I've been at the game a dozen years, 
and I have a flock of medals at home if 
anyone wants to look 'em over. I'll show 
'em that neatness and a real riding reputa- 
tion can go together. Maybe that'll help 
the idea along. I can see now that there 
is something to it" 

"You've said something?" we agreed. 
"Your good example and that of other 
riders who have really done things, and 
who continue to do them, will demonstrate 
that the 'regular fellow' is after all, the 
one who takes the best care of himself 
and his mount Any piker can appear like 
a coal-heaver and keep his motor looking 
like the south end of an oyster dredge, but 
to combine utility, healthfulness and gen- 
uine sportsmanship you must have the *reg- 
ular fellow.' " 

Put The Tire Patch 

on With Dry Solution 

MOST punctures open up again because 
of premature application of the patch. 
The average rider puts on the solution and 
waits till it is "tacky"; then claps on the 
little rubber disc. This is too soon in many 
cases; the solution or cement should be 
dry until it has lost all its brightness. Two 
coats or three are better than one in every 
case, and each should be dry as above be- 
fore the patch is applied. 

Where to Carry Waste 

and the Cleaning Cloths 

MOST riders carry the cleaning waste 
and rags in the tool box or in the 
sidecar well, when that form of passenger 
attachment is fitted. One fine place, how- 
ever, is to put them inside the headlight 
where they will be convenient when wanted 
and where they will not get mucked up 
from tools and dirt 

Do Not Paint Ponchos 

or Rubber Garments 

ALTHOUGH the temptation may be 
great during a demonstration or 
pleasure run to paint a rubber poncho or 
coat, it is best to refrain from the work, 
if any value is set on the garment Paint 
which uses turpentine or benzine as mixers 
is particularly destructive to the rubber 
surface, as these substances have an af- 
finity to rubber. A long run with a painted 
poncho in the rain will probably result in 
having to throw it away, owing to cracks 
and flaking ofiF. 

July 19, 1917 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 


Why I Am A Motorcyclist 

The Story of a Straphanger Who Revolted and Learned to 

His Joy That a Motorcycle's Running Cost Is Lower 

Than His Former Bill for Trolley Carfare 

How the Outdoor Spirit Developed XJntil He Found It 
Possible to Use His Mount for Fun as Well as Business 


OWNING a motorcycle is like living 
most everywhere at once. 

A motorcycle increases your mental as 
well as your physical outlook. 

If the well-known broadening influence 
of travel were all that is claimed for it in 
the way of benefits,, then motorcycle riders 
should be world-wide citizens indeed. 

Most of us have to face the four walls of 
our daily life pretty steadily. 

Maybe we get a week or two vacationing 
once a year and maybe we don't But the 
rest of the time we have just the old run- 
wa3rs to work over. 

The newspapers travel for us, of course, 
and we get a certain broadening influence 
from reading what the balance of the world 
is fighting about. 

But the motorcycle rider is the real 

His home may not be under his hat, but 
it is on the seat of his trusty machine. 

You can breakfast here and lunch fifty 
miles away, and dinner as far as your ma- 
chine can get 3rou. 

One of the reasons why I am an ardent 
motorcyclist is that my work is very con- 
fining, and after a day's work the pleasure 
to be had out of a ride to the country on a 
motorcycle is all out of proportion to the 
expenses entailed. 

For several years I donated regularly to 
the well-known Traction Co. on an aver- 
age of $75 per year for carfare,' and waited 
for cars and hung on straps to and from 
work until my innerself rebelled. 

I had a friend who owned a motorcycle 
and I asked him about the upkeep, etc., for 
a machine as against carfare per month. 

He figured that carefare for two years 
would buy a good second-hand motorcycle, 
and that I could save money as well as 
time, to say nothing of the pleasure to be 
derived from the machine. 

I bought a good second-hand machine 
and kept an itemized account of all ex- 
penses for one jrear to compare with car- 

After repair bills, gas and oil were 
totaled, I found that I was ahead $45 the 
first year to apply on the purchase price 
of the machine. 

And I figured that the many pleasure 
trips I had had were worth the price of 
several machines, as my health is better, 
and my work doesn't seem so tiresome and 
monotonous now that I know as soon as 
my day's work is over my trusty machine 
is ready to take me anywhere that I want 
to go on a moment's notice. 

Having owned almost every make oi 
machine on the market, I find the upkeep 

so small as to be negligible; one hardly 
realizes how cheap it is to run a machine. 

When some friend wants to go fishing or 
to take a ride in the coimtry it is only a 
minute's time to get the machine out for a 
nice enjoyable ride to some good fishing 
hole; or make a short visit to a country 
friend where you know the glad hand is 
always extended. 

As to the upkeep of a machine, anyone 
with any mechanical ability can easily do 
all minor repairing that is to be done, and 
by cleaning the machine at least once a 
week you can always keep it looking fine. 
Once a year suffices to have the machine 
overhauled and the carbon scraped out. 

Sundays and holidays I never have to 


worry about what I will do to pass the 
time away, for I know that I have a good 
machine waiting and 'tis only a few min- 
utes' ride to get away from the hustle and 
hum of the city. 

A few hours in the country enjoying the 
pure fresh air will do one more good than 
staying in the city and worrying along in 
the same old rut. 

For years I had a feeling that to ride a 
motorcycle was like taking my life in my 
hand, but after once having ridden a ma- 
chine and having tasted of many pleasures 
that I had been missing, it was a motor- 
cycle for mine every time. 

With a motorcycle one does not have to 
follow the beaten paths in the country, as 
you can easily follow any trail, and in this 
way you can really enjoy spending a few 
hours way out where there is nothing to 
bother ^you while you are looking over the 
beautiful landscape, on some unbeaten 
path. Until a person takes a spin on a 
motorcycle he really does not know how 
much pleasure that he is missing in life. 

For pleasure, business and recreation 
give me the two-wheeler every time, as I 
like to hear the chug chug of the motor, 
knowing that this is the "cream" of all 
outdoor sports. 

A Few Spare Links 

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IT surely is going to be a doggone shame 
if there is no motorcycle division ready 
by the time the selective draft is underway 
next September. Why the big 'uns down 
Washington way are so slow realizing the 
importance of the motorcycle and sidecar 
in modem warfare, is a deep one. Won- 
der if Balfour or Joffre mentioned the 
splendid work of the motorcyclists along 
the battle front, when they were here? 

To let a lot of well trained and experi- 
enced motorcycling nephews of the Uncle 
get into foot-slogging infantry or heavy 
artillery where their special loiowledge is 
of no use, is a darned shame for both sides 
and it is a matter that will need attention 
from interested parties. 

If the motorcycle was a success along 
the Border last summer, when it was han- 
dled by fine soldiers but poor riders, what 
a wonderful showing it will make in the 
hands of expert riders. 


while Bill lands in the service where he 
feels he knows something to start with. 

The same goes for two other local lads. 
They picked aviation corps, and now they 
are fledglings, learning to pilot airplanes up 
into the atmosphere. 

Now is the time to pick ; later you'll take 
what they hand you, and you'll have to be 
satisfied. Too bad that motorcycle branch 
of the service is not ready yet! 

Here's a tip for the motorcyclist who is 
eligible for draft, has no dependents and 
is wise. Look around now and try and 
land in the branch of service that you 
fancy. If you have to go, don't wait till 
they pick your job, make a stab now for 
the work that will be most congenial. Get 
this for instance. Bill Bergfels, friend o' 
mine, blew into the Big Town last week, 
looked up Division Headquarters, asked if 
they needed any motorcyclists for dispatch 
riding. Recruitin* sergeant said there was 
a call for a couple. Bill was thumped on 
the chest, measured and told to report 
Uncle Sam gets a man fitted for the job, 

This is the time o' year when dealers 
can help to popularize their stores by keep- 
ing on hand maps and detailed information 
concerning the roads within a radius of 
at least 100 miles of their places of busi- 
ness. When a rider drops in and reports 
road conditions, it is good business to make 
note of them for the benefit of the next 
chap who may wish to cover the same 
route. This is a little angle of personal 
service that always creates a good impres- 

Simple little tale entitled "Eyes Front." 
Big touring car ahead of us rolling along 
at a reasonable pace; one of the party ad- 
mires the view off to the right; all hands 
take a peep, including the man at the wheel. 
Then things happen quickly. The car veers 
over to the side of the road, leans against 
a dilapidated fence, crashes through, the 
wheels sink into soft dirt and over topples 
the car, with five people in it. Over and 
over it went sideways, twice, then fetches 
up against a tree, and all folks crawl out 
unhurt because the top was up and it saved 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illushuted 

July 19. 1917 


TAe H'iise Dealer Rides Himself Into Popularity 

FEW lines of business thrive on formality. Buyers arc re- 
luctant to approach the merchant who holds himself aloof 
and waits for his patrons to bring money in and place it 
in hia hands. There is no sympathy, no human spirit of under- 
Standing between the purchasing public and such a storekeeper. 
People trade with cold and apparently indifferent merchants only 
when they can't help it. As soon as a friendly competitor with 
a faculty for "mixing" enters the field, he gets the business. 
And he's entitled to it. He earns it as much by his unfailing 
ability to take an interest in his customers, in their whims and 
their requirements, as he does by his wisdom in keeping: an 
attractive store and a representative stock of well-advertised and 

The motorcycle dealer who rides a machine himself, thus 
practicing what he preaches, has an important handicap over 
the storekeeper who litj austerely behind his desk relying upon 

the theory that first-class products will sell themselves. In tht 
first place, the dealer who rides inspires confidence in the 
motorcycle he handles; secondly, he makes friends — where they 
can be made easiest — on the road. No wise salesman will talk 
business while on a social ride, unless asked to, but he fixes 
himself in the minds of all the riders he meets as a good chap 
to turn to when future purchases are to be made. That's all 
that is necessary. It is possible to do five hundred dollars* 
worth of sure-fire advertising on a single Sunday trip, without 
for a single moment "talking shop." 

If you have been allowing the barrier of Formality to keep 
you from close and business-breeding contact with your mar^ 
ket. drop the idea and take a new and more reasonable tack. 
Roll out a motorcycle yourself, get into the smiling open coun- 
try and try a little Informality for a change. It will act as a 
tonic for both you and your bank account. 

July 19, I9I7 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 



Bronx Rider Drives Readmg-Stanclard Home for Best Sc(h« in Yonkers-Albany Competition; Stuart 
Best Sidecar Man and Wallace "Shines" Among Novice Riders 

1, L. G. Backncr, Induui Soloi 2, Albuif Bunch LaafioK at OiuniDgi 3, R. S. Woodi, H>ri«r-DmndM>n, From TrMiton} 4, Excakior 

Taam >t Albanr; S, J. JuicMckak uid R. Pink, R-St 6, At Albanri 7, Loafing mt PoutUiMpHai 8, RafituJd 

Pink. mch-Scara Mu) 9, BWor* S^rat Chack >t OukiinB 

YONKERS, N. Y., July IS.— R. Pink, 
riding a 1917 electrically equippfd 
Reading Standard motorcycle, took the 
highest solo honors and thereby annexed 
tbe Hendee trophy in the 269-niile modi- 
fied endurance run which was promoted 
yeiterday from here to Albany and back 
again by George A. Ellis, New York State 
F. A M. Commissioner, and all-around 
booster for the United States Tire Co. 

The nin called out 40 riders in all, the 
Ereater majority of whom made Yonkeis 
tbe starting point ; an even trio, as per 
prcairangcd schedule, left Poughkeepsie 
■inultaneously with the local riders, while 
•wen competitors started at Albany, the 
other eod of the course, at the same time. 

The next best score of the day was made 
by W. Herritt, on a Harley-Davidson, who 
finiihed with a rating of 992, while Fred 
KisMn, on an Indian, made the third high- 

est score in all classes with a rating of 989. 
The Harley-Davidson trophy for the best 
sidecar performance goes to Wallace Stuart, 
Indian, who, with F. Dunginger as passen- 
ger, finished the run with a score of 987. 
The Usco trophy, awarded by the United 
States Tire Co. to the novice with highest 
rating, was won by W. H. Wallace, also 
an Indian rider, and a member of the 
force of the Heath Carburetor Co. Wal- 
lace's score was 981 and his machine, as 
might be expected, was equipped with the 
new Heath carburetor for motorcycles, of 
which more will be heard in the near 

WMthar Wu Poor 

The weather man did much to limit the 
number of starters. The day broke dark 
and cloudy, the skies threatening to open 
up and drench the riders any moment. By 

dint of good luck, however, the riders got 
away — the start was made at 4 a. m. — be- 
fore the downpour started and the riders 
were fortunate enough to outride the Storm 
through the day. Thirty-three started 
from Yonkers at one minute intervals. 
Each entrant was given a numbered arm 
band wilh a ribbon attached, different rib- 
bons being displayed by the riders starting 
from the different points on the route. 
Gold ribbons were worn by the Yonkers 
starters ; white by the Poughkeepsie con- 
tingent, while the Albany boys wore blue. 

With the exception of a slight detour the 
roads were found to be in excellent condi- 
tion, so good in fact that 38 of the 40 rid- 
ers who started managed to finish the 
affair, while of that number 24 earned gold 
medals for perfect checking at all the 
known controls. 

(Cotamued on poge IB) 


Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

July 19, 1917 


Will Try for 24.Hour, 12-Hour, 1,000- and SOO-Mile Marks at Sheeps- 
head; 24-Hour Relay Sidecar Try at Same Time 

NEW YORK. July 17.— If things go well 
for Leslie Parkhurst, Harley-David- 
son speed star, the new solo records for 
24 hours, 12 hours, 1,000 and 500 miles 
respectively, which were hung up a fort- 
night or so ago by E. G. Baker on the 
Cincinnati speedway, will cease to be rec- 
ords before the present week is out. Park- 
hurst will start tomorrow (Wednesday) on 
the Sheepshead Bay Speedway in an en- 
deavore to eclipse the times and distances 
made by Baker in his last sensational per- 

The Harley-Davidson folks are also un- 
der the impression that they can set the 
24-hour sidecar record at such a high mark 
as to make the others hop some in order 
to better it With this idea in mind, Otto 
Walker and E. C. McDonald will start 

simultaneously with Parkhurst, and, driv- 
ing in relays, will endeavor to eclipse any- 
thing that has been done in 24-hour sidecar 
driving. The present record is held by 
C. F. Bruschi, who drove a Harley-David- 
son combination an even 1,000 miles in the 
twice-around-the-clock interval. The local 
boys expect to bring that, record, which 
has been held successively by four Coast 
riders, back East, and set the mark in the 
neighborhood of 1,500 miles. 

Elaborate preparations have been made 
for the record attempt, which will be run 
under F. A. M. sanction. The details of 
the checking, timing and refereeing being 
left to Timothy Mahoney, who, perhaps, is 
more competent to do those honors in the 
motorcycle sport line than any other east- 
ern sport follower. 


Lorain, O.— The Logan Natural Gas & 
uel Co., of Pittsburgh, owners, of a large 
gas territory near Lorain, is spending 
$500,000 in the erection of a plant south 
cjf here to extract gasoline from natural 




while Wallace, Indian, rode on Goodyear 
tires, using a Dixie magneto, Duckworth 
chains and a Troxel saddle. The complete 
scores and equipment of the finishers are 
given in the attached table. The entry 
blanks for the Albany contingent have been 
lost somewhere in the mails so that the 
mounts and equipment of the riders could 
not be included in the table. 



(Continued from page 17) 

Pink's Reading Standard was shod with 
Firestone tires, and the equipment was 
completed with a Bosch magneto, Duck- 
worth chains and Mesinger saddle. Stuart 
had his Indian and sidecar fitted out with 
Usco tires, Splitdorf magneto generator, 
Duckworth chains and Mesinger saddle. 


New York, July 17.— George A. Ellis, of 
the United States Tire Co.'s forces, has 
been assigned to cover the states of Penn- 
sylvania, Maryland, Delaware and the Dis- 
trict of Columbia in the interest of United 
States bicycle and motorcycle tires. Ellis 
will start on his initial trip to cover his 
new territory the latter part of the present 


New York, July 17. — Harry Haft, who 
manages the local branch of the C. M. Hall 
Lamp Co., which a few mondis ago ab- 
sorbed the interests of the Badger Brass 
Co., maker of Solar lighting products, has 
just returned from a trip through New 
England. Haft was enthusiastic over con- 
ditions, particularly so in view of the fact 
that he was enabled to close with the Hen- 
dee Mfg. Co. for their entire lamp require- 
ments for 1918. 


New York, July 17. — Stewart Slosson, of 
the sales force of the Cleveland Motorcycle 
Mfg. Co., who has been laid up for the 
past few weeks with a severe attack of 
pneumonia, is once again out and about 
Slosson stopped in New York today in 
preparation for an extended trip over his 
eastern territory calling on Cleveland 


S^NGFisLn, Mass., July 16. — The in- 
creased costs of materials have hit die 
Motophon, the little mechanical warning 
signal marketed by the Hendee Mfg. Co. 
The price which heretofore has been $2 
has been increased to $2.50 retail; the 
dealers' prices have gone up by a similar 



QuiNCY, 111., July 17.— D. Summers 
Wortham, of* the local Goodrich branch, 
left a few days ago for Pensacola, Fla., 
where he will go into training in the navy 
aviation corps. Wortham has been with 
the Goodrich company here for the past 
four months, coming here from the St 
Louis branch. 


B. B. Hoi ton and wife.. 

F. P. Doyle 

Joe. Janoechek 

B. Pink 

B. S. Woodf 

Aug. Helwig 

Joe Slerp 

Fred Nieeen 

A. Stelnfeld 

L. O. Backner 

Wallace Stuart, 

F. Dnnglnger 

Butsel Holderman 

Loots Zimmerman 

Alfred Bohn 

Ed. Michael 

Michael Smith 

Joseph Cant<Hie 

Fred Cordes and wife .. 

Ed. Young 

AI. WlUiamt 

Paul Pester 

John Mumenthaler 

L. Mempl and J. Starke. 

otto Dreber 

W. H. Wallace 

J. McPherson 

Jndlan sidecar . . . . 
.tlarley-DaTldson .. 
• Reading Standard. 
.*<eading Standard. 
.Harley-Davidson .. 





. ndian 

.'ndian sidecar ... . 
.Hnrley -Davidson .. 


.Harley-Davidson .. 
.Harley-Davidson . . 
.Harley-Davidson .. 
.Reading Standard. 
.Indian sidecar .... 




JTarley -Davidson .. 
.H.-D. sidecar .... 


. Indian 

.Indian - 







Pennsylvania ... 
Pennsylvania ... 


Pennsylvania . . . 

Dsco .... 
Goodyear . 
U. S. ... 
Usco . . . . 
U. 8. ... 
Usco . . . . 
Fisk .... 

• ■ • • • 

Mag. Chain. 

Dixie Duckworth 

BoBCh Reoold . . . . 

Bosch Duckworth 

Bosch Duckworth 

Remy Duckworth 

Dixie Duckworth 

Dixie ; . . DuckwOTth 

Dixie Dyckworth 

Dixie Duckworth 

Dixie Duckworth 

Splitdorf Mag. . . Duckworth 

Bosch Duckworth 

Splitdorf Duckworth 

Dixie Duckworth 

Bosch Duckworth 

Bosch Duckworth 

Bosch Duckworth 

Splitdorf Duckworth 

Dixie Duckworth 

Dixie Duckworth 

Splitdorf Duckworth 

Dixie Duckworth 

Dixie Duckworth 

Dixie Duckworth 

Dixie Duckworth 

Dixie Duckworth 

Troxel .. 
Troxel .. 
Troxel .. 
, Mesinger 

Club. Medals. Score. 

N, J, Gold 9S1 

N. J Gold 979 

Unattached Gold 972 

Unattached Gold 909 

Trenton Gold 978 

Crotona Silver 921 

Crotona Brona* .... 970 

Crotona Gold 989 

Unattached Gold 

Unattached Gold 


.... Mesinger 

Troxel .. 

.... Mesinger 
....Troxel .. 
....Troxel .. 
....Troxel .. 
.... Mesinger 
....Troxel .. 
.... Mesinger 
.... Mesinger 


. . . Mesinger 
.... Mesinger 
....Troxel .. 
....Troxel .. 
.... Mesinger 

Crotona ... 

Crotona ... 


Crotona . . . 
. Unattached 

. Unattached 

> N. J, ..... 

. H^ckensack 
Patereon . . 
Paterson . . 

' *' • •• ..... 
Empire . . . 

. Paterson . . 

Gold 987 

Gold 988 

Gold 966 

Gold 971 

Silver 982 

Bronie .... 906 

Silver 9.18 

Silver 963 

Silver 974 

Silver 973 

Gold 976 

Sliver 977 

Silver 96.'? 

Gold 9.'i7 

Gold 9JS1 

Gold 962 


Claude Bodley Indian Goodyear Dixie Duckworth Mesinger Unattached Gold .... 980 

H. Gindele Indian U. S Dixie Duckworth Mesinger Unattached ... Gold 978 

W. Merritt Harley-Davidson .. Firestone Remy Duckworth Troxel Unattached ... Silver 992' 

W. Schwerker Gold 975 

J. C Ferris Gold 093 


Frank Stats Gold M6 

Geo. Canaday ....Gold 975 

H Ft Abele Gold 9S8 

C. Schade Gold 090 

July 19, 1917 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 



Both Fore and Aft and Vertical Shocks Are Absorbed by Ingenious GHutruction and Level Poutkm of 
Saddle Is Insured Under All Conditions of Riding 

ELYRIA. O., July 16.— An 
ment of unusual interest to motor- 
cyclists has just been made by the Troxel 
Mfg. Co., of Elyria, concerning the intro- 
duction of the Troxel-Maslen saddle, an 
entirely new product which is featured by 
a number of striking and comfort-giving 
innovations. The saddle, which is shown 
from three angles on this page, is the out- 
come of three years' experimenting by 
George S. Maslen, of Philadelphia, Indian 
distributor and veteran motorcyclist, and 
embodies principles which have been 
worked out by Mr. Maslen at a heavy ex- 
penditure of time and money. 

When he started his experiments Mr, 
Maslen had in mind these chief aims : 
Level saddle position under all conditions 
of riding, fore and aft flexibility as well as 
up and down, and maximum shock-absorb- 
ing facilities. In the perfected Troxel- 
Maslen he has achieved all three objects. 

Rear Vi«w of Innoralion Traxal-Madan SmUI* 

^ TIm Uiniiaiil SuapMMioa 

The simple but ingenious construction of 
the saddle under- frame affords 2yi inches 
of vertical spring action, and 1 inch back- 
ward and forward action to absorb the 
shock of the forward thrust. A number 
of the best known riders in this country 
pronotmce the action perfect and sufficient 
to compensate tor the most severe shock. 

The net result of these springing ar- 
rangements is that the rider sits practically 
undisturbed by road inequalities. "Can- 
non-ball Baker used a Troxel-Maslen sad- 
dle on his recent 24-hour record ride and is 
enthusiastic in his approval of it. He states 
that it contributed materially to the ease 
and safety with which he reeled off the 
miles at express train speed day and night, 
and that it reduced his fatigue greatly. 

It is impossible, Mr. Maslen points out, 
for the new saddle to whip a rider o<T, no 
natter how rough the road may be. be- 
cause violent movement of the saddle is 
positively prevented. During recent tests 
the rear wheel of a motorcycle was 
whipped up and down at terrific speed, but 
a rider in the saddle received none of the 
vibration. The strong, double coil springs 
absorbed all the vertical action, while the 
sliding principle took up any tendency to- 
wards forward or backward motion. 

The coil springs can be taken out by 

hand in 5 seconds and carried in the 
pocket if it Is found desirable to have a 
particularly low saddle position. This fea- 
ture will be found a valuable one, Mr. Mas- 
len arg-jes, for riding through deep sand 
or mud — and also for the new rider whose 
mastery of the mount will be facihtated 
through ability to place his feet on the 
ground without a strain. 

Long and varied tests have shown that 
the case of control of a motorcycle is im- 

Aiuttamicallj Fonnad Top 

proved through the use of the Troxel-Mas- 
len saddle, inasmuch as the rider is not 
called upon to do ahy sliding around on 
the saddle to keep in a position that will 
enable him to manipulate the controls, etc. 
The position of the rider being steady un- 
der all conditions, he can devote himself 
entirely to the mechanics of driving. 

The saddle top itself is carefully de- 
signed to provide the greatest possible com- 
fort compatible with dependability, sturdi- 

ness and appearance. One of its interest- 
ing features is a slight depression En the 
center at the rear, designed to guard 
against the base of the rider's spinal col- 
umn resting directly on the saddle. It i» 
pointed out that contact between the sad- 
dle and the base of the spinal column in- 
duces fatigue on long trips. This new 
double action enables the use of the 
formed top which fits the anatomy. 

In conclusion, it is noteworthy that the' 
remarkable innovations offered have all 
been achieved without making the saddle 
heavy, cumbersome or unsightly. The 
construction is simplicity itself, and there 
are no parts which will cause annoyance 
through wear. 


Reading, Pa., July 16.— James Hudson, 
of Hood's Motorcycle Shop, Reading 
Standard representative for Akron, O., re- 
cently made a tour of the East and paid 
a visit to the plant of the Reading Stand- 
ard Co. After a trip of inspection through 
the R. S. plant, Mr. Hudson selected a 
new model with which to make his return 
trip to Akron. 


Columbus, O.— Secretary of State Ful- 
ton, of Ohio, has awarded the contract for 
motorcycle tags for 1918 to the Colortype 
Co., of Cincinnati, which assures an ade- 
quate supply previous to January I. The 
company has informed the Secretary of 
State that it can supply all of the tags 
needed by November I, if desired. The 
1918 tags will carry white numerals and 
letters on an olive-green background. 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated July 19, 1917 




CompetittTe Event First of Kind for 
Years; TenMtive Plans 

ILWAUKEE. Wis— Local motor- 
cyclists are anxiously awaiting the 
announcement from the committee which 
has charge of arranging for Milwaukee's 

first endurance run. For years there has 
l)een agitation in the local fraternity for a 
contest along these lines and it was not un- 
til Art Herrington took up his abode here 
permanently that the idea of an endurance 
rtrn really took definite form. It was a 
case of waiting for someone to hang the 
work onto and along came Art. 

Herrington and Ben McGinnis are the 
committee in charge of the arranging route 
and checking details. Louis Peterik and 
Hugh Sharp have been appointed another 
committee to get up a handsome list of 
lirizes. It is expected that Rockford, 111., 
win be the night control whichever the 
final map of the run will look. The dates 
are September 2 and 3, the Sunday pre- 
ceding, and Labor Day. 


Atlanta. Ga., July 16.— Gus Castle, man- 
ager of the Southern branch of the Harley- 
Davidson Motor Co. and one of the best- 
known boosters of motorcycle affairs in the 
South, is confined to his home herewith a 
severe attack of typhoid fever. Mr. Castle 
is F. A. M. director for the South Atlantic 
Slates, and has been intimately connected 
with the motorcycle and bicycle trade in 
Atlanta for the past 30 years. He is rec- 
ognized as one of the best authorities on 
motorcycles and bicycles in the South, and 
has legions of friends who are hoping that 
he will soon be on the way to complete 
recovery from his illness. 


Omaha, Neb., July 16.— Roscow Rawley, 
manager for the Novelty Repair Co., Ex- 
celsior dealer, makes it plain that the war 
lias not seriously affected Omaha's motor- 
cycle trade by pointing out that business in 
June was just double that for the same 
month of 1916. Rawley handles bicycles 

well as motorcycles, and 
specializes on repair work. Lewis 
Flescher. Omaha's oldest motorcycle dealer, 
has enlarged his store room. Flescher op- 
erates a well-equipped repair shop and 
manufactures a machine of his own, the 
Flescher Flyer, which is powered with a 


Texas Measure Calculated to Canae 
Much Trouble Goca Into Discard 

AUSTIN, Tex., July 16.— A decision has 
just been rendered by the State Court 
of Criminal Appeal declaring invalid the 
law which was passed by the legislature at 
its recent session, providing that every re- 
pair shop or garage within the State en- 
gaged in repair, rebuilding or repainting 
of motor vehicles, or any shop engaged in 
electrical work, shall keep a register of 
every kind of material, repair or change, 
and providing that a failure to comply with 
the act shall be a misdemeanor. 

If the law became effective it is taken 
for granted that it would apply to motor- 
cycle repair shops, as well as those de- 
voted exclusively to automobiles. 


Fourteenth of Season's Series Brings 
Out 100 Riders 

PROVIDENCE. R. I., July IS.— The 14th, 
scheduled run of the Providence Mo- 
torcycle Club was held to-day and one of 
the largest contingencies turned out that 
has made any run this season, outside of 
the annual picture tour. The weather had 
much to do with the event, the sky being 
perfect; while the attractiveness of Narra- 
gansett Pier of course pulled. 

The 100 or more riders left Exchange 
place at 9:30 under the guidance of Capts. 
John G. Edwards and Eddie A. Swanson 
of the club, the former having charge of 
the sidecar division and the latter the solo 

From the time the party left this city 
the course lay over macadam. The run 
was made through East Greenwich, Wake- 
field, Wick ford and Saunderstown. Ar- 
riving at the Pier the party lunched and 
then did sightseeing about the various ho- 
tels and viewed many of the beautiful 
homes along the shores. Many went to 
Point Judith with cameras to snap the 
surf and rocks and were well rewarded for 
the trouble involved. 


Bendixen, Indian Representative, Pre- 
dicts Big Business After War 

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.— Ove Bendixen, 
Indian general representative for Den- 
mark, with headquarters at Copenhagen, 
says that there is a big future for Ameri- 
can motorcycles in his country at the close 
of the present war. 

''In this connection," says Mr. Bendixen, 
"I do not want to cpnvey the impression 
that the motorcycle business is not good. 
Far from it. Business was never SO good 
as at the present time and it is growing 
better week by week. 

"The American motorcycle is popular in 
Denmark, by reason of its reliability and 
its comfort-features in particular. Natu- 
rally, the greatest call is for the Indian 
Cradle Spring Frame models which empha- 
size comfort in its highest degree." 

Boston, Mass., July 16.— The First Mo- 
tor Corps of the Massachusetts State 
Guard was mustered into Federal service 
this morning and left the Cadet Armory 
for intensive training at a camp located on 
the estate of J. Dudley Clark. The corps 
included a squad of 20 motorcycle riders 
who serve the unit chiefly in the capacity 
of couriers. 


Providence, R. I.. July 14. — Efforts were 
being made here today by local motorcycle 
riders to have the committee in charge of 
the automobile races at Narragansett Park 
speedway on July 21 put on a couple of 
motorcycle events. Whether the request 
of local men will be granted will not be 
known until next week. 

July 19. 1917 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 



Goodrich Buffalo Branch Manager to 
Watch Foreica Sales 

BUFFALO. N. Y., July 16.— F. E. Titus, 
who has been manager of the Buffalo 
branch of the B. F. Goodrich Co., maker 
of Goodrich lires, has been promoted to 

by someone who wished to play a rather 
mean trick on automobilists and motor' 

"A Victim op the Nails." 

have full charge of the foreign sales de- 
partment for the Goodrich Company. In 
his new capacity Titus will be stationed in 
New York, from which point he leaves 
next week. 

Titus has been a Goodrich man since the 
latter part of 1906, when he began as a 
clerk in the Engineering Department at 
the factory in Akron. He came to Buffalo 
in 1907 as assistant manager under W. 0. 
Rutherford, who has since become general 
sales manager for the big Akron rubber 

In 1911 Titus again went up the ladder 
when he became manager of the Denver 
branch, coming back to Buffalo once again 
the latter part of the same year. In 1914, 
being in need of a big man to take care 
of the Pittsburgh branch Titus was shifted 
to that point, coming back to Buffab early 
h) 1916 when conditions here called for a 
man of wide experience to take charge of 
a branch which had grown at a most rapid 


Uncle Sam to Gather Trucks, Tractors 
and Uotorcyclea Near Richmond 

WASHINGTON, D. C, July 16.-From 
official circles comes the announce- 
ment that a great automobile truck and 
motorcycle supply depot is to be located 
by the War Department somewhere be- 
tween Richmond and Norfolk, Va. This 
depot will be used primarily for the stor- 
age of machines and motor equipment in- 
tended for shipment to the troops abroad. 
There is every reason to believe that the 
station will be one of the largest of the 
kind in the country. 

When the movement of National Guard 
troops to Europe is started, it will be nec- 
essary to supply them promptly with full 
motor equipment, and this important duty 
will fall to the new depot referred to. It 
is also understood that the Federal Army 
force will be supplied from this station, re- 
gardless of the ports from which they em- 

A competent force of mechanics will be 
on hand to make repairs on machines which 
have been in service in the various training 
camps, and to keep all the various motor 
vehicles in the Government's military 
branches up to top-notch efficiency. 

Hampton Beach when he recognized a ma- 
chine passing as belonging to him. The 
rider of the stolen machine was overtaken 
and roughed up a bit by Parmentier and 
his friends, and Parmentier r^ained pot- 
session of the stolen machine. The thief 
was not arrested. 


EDITOR: I wish you would find space 
in your publication for the following 
warning to Jersey motorcyclists. While 
riding through New Jersey on the road to 
Asbury Park, I fomid that tacks and small 
nails had been scattered on certain portions 
of the new Homedale road. I discovered 
the ponctnre-makers on the stretch be- 
tween Romedale and Redbank, about half 
way down, and in view of the fact that I 
ha»e punctured a tire on two different oc- 
cmsions at this point, I feel it my duty to 
pot other riders on their guard. 

I am fully convinced that the tacks and 
naib did not get on the road by accident, 
but that they were deliberately placed there 

LowEix, Mass., July 16.— Josej* Par- 
mentier, who a month ago gave notice of 
the fact that his Hartey- Davidson machine 
had been stolen, has recovered it. He was 
out riding with another motorcyclist at 


Goodyear Gettbtg Out New Series on 
Tire Care for Motorists 

AKRON, C— To aid motorists in cutting 
down tire costs, The Goodyear Tire 
& Rubber Company, Akron, Ohio, an- 
nounces the publication of an entirely new 
and complete set of tire service bulletins, 
in which are set forth the various ways of 
obtaining more satisfactory tire service. 

A noticeable departure from a custom 
which has too largely prevailed in litera- 
ture advancing tire information, of enu- 
merating an array of "don'ts" for the tire 
user, is the positive viewpoint employed. 
The new Goodyear bulletins, instead of 
outlining the usual "don'ts," tell the mo- 
torist just what to "do" to get real tire 
service. Valuable hints telling how to add 
hundreds and even thousands of miles to 
the life of tires are the keynotes through- 
out the series. 

"Buster" Barrows Makes 
Early Start as Student 
of Indian Motorcycles 

YES, its Buster 1 And Buster is "some 
boy" — one of those healthy little imps 
who always keep dad busy and mother 
watching out for fear he'll find some new 
adventure at the expense of a barked shin 
or a banged-up arm or kg. It is no small 
job keeping Buster going straight— for he 
just wants to know about everything. 

But I forgot to tell you Buster's real 
name ; he has a real name, although the 
cognomen "Buster" was never better ap- 
plied, for he is surely a buster in all that 
the term applies. His hones t-to-goodness 
name is Prescott Barrows. He is the real 
son of a real father — and, like his dad, 
H. S. Barrows, superintendent of the Serv- 
ice Department of the Hendee Manufactur- 
ing Company — he likes nothing better than 
to delve into the intricate mysteries of me- 
chanical objects. 

Busier is a regular pal to his dad — and 
most any evening you will see Buster com- 
fortably seated in dad's sidecar, with Pop 
Barrows astride his Powerplus, drinking in 
all the scenic splendor of haunts in and 
about Springfield. Sometimes it's the whole 
family. Daddy Barrows, Mother Barrows, 
Buster, and the cutest, whitest and smallest 


Omaha, Neb.— Captoin Todd, of the 
machine gun company of the Fourth 
Nebraska, National Guards, is making an 
effort to secure a motorcycle ambulance 
for his company. A number of subscrip- 
tions have been received, many of them 
coming from members of the Omaha M. C. 
Eight members of the Omaha M. C. are 
enrolled in Captain Todd's company. 

"Bu»t«r" Barrows 

1 Buster's 

Pomeranian, seated contentedly ii 

The accompanying illustration shows 
Buster inspecting his dad's Indian, prepara- 
tory to an evening's spin along Springfield's 
beautiful streets. 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illusirated 

July 19, 1917 


Rochester, N. Y^ July 17^Motorcycle 
sport bulletin boards are the latest addition 
to all of the motorcycle shops in town. 
William Bailey, manager of the local Fire- 
stone branch, has presented each dealer 
with one o£ the bulletin boards headec^ 
"What's New in Motorcycle Sport," and 
Arthur Rochow, of the local Harley-David- 
son agency, has contracted to furnish the 
dealers with the last minute motorcycle 
news for the bene5t of the Rochester 


Rochester, N. Y., July 17.— Chief of 
folice Joseph Quigley, who has charge of 
the two do I en motorcycle mounted speed 
cops of this city, was himself arrested for 
speeding on a motorcycle a day or so ago. 
He went through Batavia at a pace which 
was challenged by the local speed guardian, 
and though he escaped without paying a 
line he was duly warned. 


Rochester, N. Y., July 17.— Motorcycles 
are to be included in the hill-climb program 
which is to be staged by the Rochester 
Automobile Club in the near future. Three 
motorcycle events have been added to the 
program as a result of the earnest efforts 
of George Wagner, of the Wagner-Dolph 
Co., Harley- Davidson dealers here. The 
three motorcycle events include a stock 
solo climb, a stock sidecar climb, and a 
free-for-all. The climb is to be held on a 
fairly decent stretch of roadway with a 
sufficient gradient to worry the best of 


Newask. N. Y., July 17— H. W. Her- 
man, who recently took the agency for the 
Harley-Davidson here and hereabouts, 
seized upon last Friday as an opportune 
time to make himself solid with riders and 
would-be riders in the neighborhood. He 
staged a strawberry and ice cream festival 
to riders and their friends of Newark, Pal- 
myra and Lyons, at his father's farm six 
miles out of Newark. A score or more 
of motorcycle enthusiasts attended. 


Denver, Colo., July 12.— H. G. Manthy, 
a Harley-Davidson traveler, stopped in 
Denver last week on his way from La- 
ramie, Wyo,, to Omaha, Neb. While here 
Mr. Manthy and Walter W. Whiting. State 
distributor for the Harley-Davidson, took 
« motorcycle trip to the top of Pike's Peak 
and back. 


A. E. Serfatv, of Gibraltar, desires to 
get into touch with makers and jobbers of 
motorcycle accessories. He is at present 
representing the Indian in that Mediter- 
ranean city. 


MouKDSviLLE, W. Va. — Joe Virgin and 
Ed Headly, have returned from a spin on 
their motorcycle to Washington, D. C, and 
return, making the distance, 297 miles. 

without a mishap, in nine hours, an average 
of 33 miles per hour over the hills. This 
is a record for this city. Virgin bought a 
Harley-Davidson and in nine days traveled 
1,975 miles, a daily average of 103 miles, 
which is some going for a beginner. 


Huntington, W. Va.— Carlisle (Jack) 
Stewart, motorcycle dealer and racer, has 
returned from Charleston, W. Va., where 
he made application for enlistment in the 
second officers' reserve corps training canip, 
which opens August 27. His examination 
showed him in perfect physical condition 
and he passed all the preliminary tests so 
satisfactorily that he was recommended for 
the camp commander for enlislment. 


C. Gordon Parkin, of Montego Bay, 
Jamaica, British West Indies, is in the 
market for a small quantity of used side- 
cars suitable for attachment to the 1917 
Indian Powerplus model. Quotations 
should be made f. o. b. New York. 


Rochester, N. Y., July 17.— The Roches- 
ter Telephone Co. has purchased from the 
George L. Minor Co., local Indian distribu- 
tors;, a fully equipped 1917 Powerplus 
Indian sidecar. It b to be used in inspec- 
tion service. 

Handy Ubelacker, well-known in local 
competition circles, has joined the sales 
force of the Min 


Omaha, Neb.. July 16.— The Omaha 
M. C. has completed plans for holding a 
hill-climb on a steep grade at Council 
Bluffs, la. The regulation calls for the 
elimination of non-skid devices and for the 
use of no gearing lower than 12 to 1. 


Ncwout, Va., July 17.— With a capitali- 
ration of $5,000, B. F. Farrell has incor- 
porated under the style, Farrell's Bicycle 
Repair Shop, Inc. He will make his head- 
quaners in Norfolk and will deal in and 
repair bicycles and motorcycles. 


South Hadley Falls, Mass., July 16. — 
Theodore Trudeau, who handles R. S. mo- 
torcycles for this place and vicinity, has 
received another large shipment of 1917 
models. Although this is Mr, Trudeau's 
first year in the motorcycle business, he 
has placed a large number of machines. 


New York, July 16.— The United Sutes 
Rubber Co., N. Y-, has declared another 
dividend, of 2 per cent., which was paid to 
holders of the First Preferred stock 
July 10. 


Washington, D. C, July 16.— Louis Bond 
Cherry, of Kansas City, Mo., is the latest 
motor fuel experimenter to arrive in Wash- 
ington with the idea of obtaining Govern- 
ment backing for his plana. Mr. Cherry 
claims an electro-chemical process for the 
conversion of kerosene into synthetic gaso- 
line at a cost of less than one cent a gallon. 


Cleveland, O., July 16.— Ralph D. Mo<^ 
treaswer of the Hydraulic Pressed Steel 
Co., of Cleveland, has been elected a mem- 
ber of the company's directorate. 


Hotu of Iba Popular LizhtwaiKht in Cl< 
la Boinc Exporimcad I 

'•JumI, O. Lat> Ropofta Stat* Tlat 
Kaapiag Abiwut ol OrdMs 

July 19, 1917 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 



News and Views of the Men Who Are Making Cycle History 

Daily in the Big Plants or in the Ranks of the 

National Sales Organizations 

ington, I 

; made in article Number 20 of the 
Injun series, which has just been 
put in the hands of Indian dealers. The 
issue also includes an article on boosting' 
R. F. D. business which is a winner, a 
suggestion for increasing used motorcycle 
sales through the medium of a weekly bul- 
letin, and a plea for dealers to make the 
best possible publicity use of the new 24- 
hour, 12-hour, 1,000- and 500-mile records 
established by Baker a fortnight ago on 
the Cincinnati speedway. 


Bic Works at New Toronto Will Be 
Ready for Operation Soon 

NEW TORONTO. Ont.— The huge new 
factory of the Goodyear Tire & Rub- 
ber Co,, Ltd.. at New Toronto, will be 
operated for the first lime early in August. 

The new building, which is four stories 
high, with basement, and is built of brick, 
steel and concrete, has been erected on a 
twenty-seven -acre site, and is costing, with 
equipment. $1,500,000. There are 230,000 
square feet of floor space. No less than 
1.500 men and women will be employed in 
the new works and the output will run up 
into thousands of tires per day. Nothing 
but bicycle, motorcycle and automobile tires 
will be made here. 

The factory has its own power, water 
and sewage disposal systems and is other- 
wise complete in itself, A large number 
of model homes are being built in New 
Toronto for workmen and their families 
who will be brought here. Construction 
of the new plant was started last fall. 


SotJiH Bethlehem, Pa„ July 16.— Ten 
acres of land have just been purchased by 
the Silvex Co., adjacent to this city, for 
the erection of a new plant. It is esti- 
mated that the capacity of the proposed 
plant will be 12,000,000 Bethlehem spark 
plugs a year. 

company, with the Witherbee Co., has been 
effected by the change, the name Witherbee 
is connected with the product throughout 
The factory in which the batteries are 
made has just been equipped with new 
machinery in order to expand the output 


QuiNCY, 111., July 14.— R. L. Mangold, 
for a number of years connected with the 
sales organization of the B. F. Goodrich 
Co., has been appointed to the more re- 
sponsible position of local manager at 
Quincy. Mangold is a live wire, with a 
host of friends who expect big things from 


Akron, O., July 16,— The recent incor- 
poration of the Diamond Rubber Co., as a 
selling concern, amounts to a revival of 
the old rubber company which lost its 
identity when it was consolidated with the 
B. F. Goodrich Rubber Co., five years ago. 
H. E. Rajmond heads the company, and 
H. N. Bacon is vice-president. The Dia- 
mond Rubber Co. will be a subsidiary sell- 
ing organizatidn, similar to the B. F. Good- 
rich Rubber Co., recently farmed, but dif- 
ferently incorporated and organized. 


New York, July 16.— The Firestone Tire 
& Rubber Co.. has appointed L. W. San- 
tasiere, a foreign traveler for the company. 
He was formerly connected with the New 
York branch. Mr. Santasiere will sail 
shortly for the West Indies where he will 
do general sales promotion work. 


Springfield, Mass., July 16.— A com- 
plete explanation of the repair shop sys- 
tem which is used with all success by Os- 
borne & Leishear, Indian dealers at Wash- 


New Yotk, July 16,— For the benefit of 
American manufacturers who at;e doing 
business with Futabaya & Co., prominent 
Japanese importers of cycles and allied 
products, announcement is made that the 
firm has moved to a new address. The 
headquarters of the company is now lo- 
cated at No. 7, Tatami-cho, Kyobashiku, 


Chicopee Falls, Mass., July 16.— An- 
nouncement is made that the Fisk Rubber 
Co. has just purchased the assets and plant 
of the Gibney Tire Co., of Conshohocken, 
Pa., manufacturers of solid tires. 



IwMANAPOLis, Ind., July 16.— R. B. Dick- 
son, who for some time past has been 
battery service station supervisor for the 
Prest-O-Lite Co. in Detroit, has been ap- 
pointed division manager of the Indian- 
apolis territory, with headquarters at the 
Indianapolis branch. 


AnoK, 0., July 16. — Under the headuig 
"Prosperity for Motorcycle and Bicycle 
Dealers," the July number of the Firestone, 
the house organ of the Firestone Tire & 
Rubber Co., prints some interesting photo- 
graphs and equally interesting items. Spe- 
cial emphasis is placed upon the fact that 
dealers all over the, country who handle 
ibeir. sales on a strictly business 1>asis and 
bustle the year around, are reporting con- 
stantly increasing activity. 


New Yokk, July 16. — One company, the 
Witherbee Storage Battery Co., Inc, will 
hereafter handle the manufacture and sales 
of Witherbee storage batteries. Tlie New 
York concern heretofore has bandied the 
sales end only. The 'combination of the 
Heder-Stondt Co., Inc., the manufacturing 

SpMial Wmdow DiqiUy af tha GDodrich lira Bnnch in Drtrolt. Fastarin« tl 
coDtmmlal Racord Mad* bf Alan T. Badall on ■ Goodrich-«c|uvpad Hai 
•on. Stnmrml Ineliea of Sand on Floor and Daaort Scmam Paintad on 
Backironnd Haitktan lu Eff*ct 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

July 19, 1917 


Only Rider Over the Top in Intere«tine 
Soutli City Climb 

SAN FRANCISCO, July 16.— Dud Per- 
Icins, on a Harley- Davids on, and 
Charles Penna, on an Indian, divided hon- 
ors on the South City hill, which was the 
setting for the San Francisco M, C. hill- 
climb on July 8. Perkins was whisked over 
the top of the hill by his stock Harley- 
Davidson in 29 leconds fiat Being the 
only contestant in both events to go over 
the brow of the incline. The second place 
in the stock class went to Shrimp Burns, 

A bit of a mix-up beclouded the results 
in the free-for-all event for A. Gloy stein, 
on a Harley-Davidson, who really made 
the highest ascent, was disquali5ed and 
awarded second place because he went off 
the course at one point. The climb was 
well attended, fully 2,000 penile being pres- 
ent, most of whom came on 1,000 motor- 
cycles parked at the clear space at the bot- 
tom of the incline. The hill was 750 feet 
long with a grade mounting from 10 per 
cent at the base to better than 65 per cent. 
Bearing the top. Traction devices, with 
the exception of skid chains, were ruled 
out, and in the stock event it was abso- 
lutely necessary that the rider own the ma- 
chine he rode, which had to be of the 
three-speed variety. 

Perkins, who won the stock event, cer- 
tainly earned the honors of champion hill- 
climber hereabouts. The South City hill 
was the ninth climb in which he has par- 
ticipated in the last six months, in eight 
of which he has carried off first amateur 


Honnt Hu Been Shipped to U. S. 

Comptroller of Currency 

RICHMOND, Va.— While no details arc 
obtainable as to the exact use which 
will be made of the machine, it has be- 
come known that a four-cylinder Hender- 
son motorcycle has been ordered for ship- 
ment to Hon. John Skelton Williams, U. S. 
Comptroller of Currency. 

The machine is to be shipped to him 
at his home in Blue Ridge, Pa. The mo- 
torcycle is of the 1917 three-speed type, 
specially hnished in military olive drab 

It is also known that four other Hen- 
dersons of the same model have been 
bought by the United Stales Secret Service, 
through a Henderson dealer in an Atlantic 
Coast city, but for obvious reasons no de- 
tails of the service for which these ma- 
chines are intended can be made public 

They have already been on important duty 
for three months and are reported to have 
been of material assistance in clearing up 

clipped three seconds off the time he made 
in the first race. Orrie Dunham, of Love- 
land, Col., on a Harley-Davidson, placed 
second in both races; while Krieger, also 
of Loveland, on a HarJey-Ehvidson, took 
third in the first race, and Metzinger, of 
Denver, on an Excelsior, captured third in 
the second. 


Many Riders Are Enlisting in Signal 
Reserve Corps at Los Angeles 

I OS ANGELES,— Los Angeles motor- 
•-• cyclists are strongly in evidence in the 
Signal Reserve Corps, which is being re- 
cruited by Capt. James E. Helpling, on 
motorcycle row. Capt. Helpling has gone 
to it on the recruiting with so much vigor 
that the enlistment as it stood on the day 
after the Fourth, showed 228 applications, 
all of which have been passed on with only 
fourteen rejections. 

There are forty-five well-known motor- 
cycle riders enlisted in this corps, which 
also includes signal men, telephone and 
telegraph operators, etc., to make a com- 
plete military signal corps complement 
Drills of the motorcycle squad are being 
conducted every Sunday at Venice Avia- 
tion Field. 


Only Two Perfect Scores Result from 

eeo^Hile Grind; Ten Starters 

TUCSON, An*., July 16.— Two, and 
only two, perfect scores resulted from 
that Douglas -Tucson 660-mile endurance, 
July 1st to 4th inclusive. Bill Cox, on a 
Harley-Davidson, and Leslie Clark, on an 
Indian, both Tucson riders, were the per- 
fect men. Four others finished out of a 
field of 10. The scores of the other fin- 
ishers are: Frank Bennett, Douglas, In- 
dian, 990; Jack Vestry, Douglas, Harley- 
Davidson, 98DJ^; L. S. Hedges. Douglas, 
Harley-Davidson, 936 ; S. P. Boucher, 
Douglas, Excelsior, 833. , 

Other starters were: Jasper English, 
Douglas, Harley-Davidson; Archie Golden, 
Douglas, Harley-Davidson; Heavy Banta, 
Douglas, Harley-Davidson, and George 
Thorpe, Tucson, Harley-Davidson. 

The riders were beset by mud and 
rough roads. 

Cox's Harley-Davidson was equipped 
with Bosch magneto, Troxel saddle, Diick- 
worth chain, Wright spark plugs and Fire- 
stone- Goody ear tires. Qark's Indian had' 
a Dixie magneto, Troxel saddle, Duck- 
worth chain, SpUtdorf spark plus and 
Goodyear shoes. 



-Denveh, Col., July 12.— At Greeley, CoL.- 
on July 4, two fast five-mile motorcycle 
races were pulled off and both were won 
by Floyd Clymer of that city. Clymer, as 
usual, rode his Excelsior and finished the 
first race on the half-mile track in 6 ;23. 
He did even better in the second race and 

LOS ANGELES, Cal.-A. Freed, of tlje 
Pacific Motor Supply Co., of Los An- 
geles and San Francisco, was recently 
called upon to make a large delivery of 
Indian motorcycles for utility purposes, the 
specifications on the order calling tor olive 
drab color. With limited time to make de- 
liveries and with a limited number (jf 

.olive drab machines in stock, Mr. Freed, 
with his usual resourcefulness,' set atiout 
his task of getting the required number of 
machines into his Los Angeles store. 
In a matter of a comparatively few days 

■ Mr, Freed had his full quantity and was 
ready to deliver. This one incident is char- 

of Mr. Freed's organization on 
the Coast, which has been enjoying un- 
usually heavy business during the present 
year. Taking on the Indian but two .years 
ago, Mr. Freed has developed an extremely 
attractive business, and his popularity, en- 
ergy, and hustle have gone far toward 
boosting the sale of Hen dee products on 
the Pacific Coast. 

The accompanying illustration shows 
Mr. Freed, Mr. Lebell, Mr. Adams, and 
J. J. O'Connor, editor of Pacific Motor- 
cyclist, and a large shipment of Indian mo- 
torcycles in front of the Los Angeles store 
of the Pacific Motor Supply Co. 

July 19, 1917 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 


1,756 JOIN F. A. M. IN THE YEAR 

Mcmbershv Report Made by Secretary Gibson Shows That 

t * 

newed AflBliatioiu; New York State Leads 

WESTBORO, Mass., July 16.— Timothy 
the fiscal year ending June 30, 
1,756 new riders were initiated into the 
Federation of American Motorcyclists as 
is disclosed by the report of Secretary- 
treasurer Gibson, which has just been sent 
in to the Board of Directors. During the 
same interval 1,622 of those who have been 
members in years past renewed their affilia- 

Of the new riders who came into the 
field, 1,144 were affiliated with motorcycle 
clubs in various parts of the country, while 
612 entered unattached. 

In point of membership, considering both 
the new arrivals and re-affiliated members. 
New York State led by a wide margin. 
The Empire State brought in 638 riders in 
both classes during the interval while the 
next largest number was 354, which came 
from Massachusetts. Third in line was 
Pennsylvania with 314 new members, while 
New Jersey was well up with a total new 
membership offering of 303 riders. An in« 
teresting feature of the report is the fact 
that each the Philippine Islands, the Pan- 
ama Canal Zone, and far off Russia 
brought forth two members while Sweden 
and China respectively were given as the 
addresses of another two. Six members 
came from Capada, and seven from 

membership prizes since the inauguration 
of the contest in May 1916. There arc still 
19 prizes to be awarded. 

C. W. Micodemus, 118 E. Sixth St., 
Newton, Kans., Messrs. Emory and Hayes, 
Salinas, Cal., and A. E. Ingram, in care of 
Evening Journal, Ottowa, Canada, all have 
interested themselves in the formation of 
motorcycle clubs and have gotten in touch 
with Secretary- treasurer Gibson on the 
matter. They have been provided with 
club literature for the purpose of stirring 
up interest. 


Iflahoney Takes Weekly Membership 
Prize; 19 Prizes Still Left 

WESTBORO, Mass., July 16.— During 
S. Mahoney, who successfully pro- 
moted the big Fourth of July race meet at 
Sheepshead Bay, N. Y., won the F. A. M. 
membership prize for the week ending 
July 14. Mahoney turned in seven new 
To date the F. A. M. has awarded 41 


Makes Best Showing in "Usee** HiU- 
Climb; Louis Weibel in Second Place 

PATERSON, N. J., July 8.— Orrie Steele, 
1917 Indian, was high man in the 
hill climb staked by George "Usco" Ellis at 
Highbridge today. Louis Weibel, 1917 
Henderson, was a close second, and Ed. 
Young, Indian, was third. The hill is 118 
feet long, and has a 45 per cent, grade cov- 
ered with ruts and tree stumps. This was 
the most successful 'IJsco" program yet 
arranged, many autoists as well as motor- 
cyclists being on hand. 

Each contestant had two trials, his best 
time being considered in the finals. Stock 
gearing was used on all machines. Of- 
ficials — M. J. Newman, starter; Simon 
Stone, clerk; 'IJsco" Ellis, timer. Sum- 
maries : 

Orrie Steele, Indian, 3ji on both trials; 
Louis, Weibel, Henderson, 4}i on first trial, 
4 sec. on second; Ed. Young, Indian, 4 
sec. on second trial; Paul Pester, Indian, 
4^ and 4yi; Al Cocker, Indian, 5ji on 
first, failed on second; Charles Swager, 
Harley-Davidson, 5 sec. on first, failed on 
second; John Steele, Jr., 5 sec on both 


Will Discard Autos and Horses if Good 
Motorcycle Results Continue 

PROVIDENCE, R. I., July 16.— From a 
bicycle run by a boy, who was able 
to deliver 16 loaves of bread at a time to 
the retail trade, Frank Spinnett, a baker 
on Cranston street, this city, has added a 
motorcycle with a sidevan equipment capa- 
ble of handling 160 loaves at a time, the 
first of its kind used here. 

Mr. Spinnett's business was principally 
wholesale, but a short time ago he started 
a retail business at the shore resorts, 
placing this in charge of the boy. The 
business increased and the Harley-Davidson 
machine was purchased, Mr. Spinnett hav- 
ing a special body constructed. When he 
purchased the motorcycle he informed Mr. 
Burnett that if it did the work claimed for 
it, five machines would replace the auto- 
mobiles and horses now used. 

The Purity Baking Co. has purchased a 
Harley-Davidson to handle the trade at 
the shore restorts. 


Dr. Taylor Starts Tenth Annual Over* 
land Trip on Indian 

OMAHA, Neb.— Dr. R. W. Taylor, well 
known throughout the middle west as 
a traveler and lecturer, leaves July 16 on an 
extended tour of the southwest Dr. Tay- 
lor's itinerary includes Smith Center, 
Kans., San Acacia, Colo., Santa Fe and Al- 
buquerque, New Mex., Oklahoma City, 
Okla., Hot Springs, Ark., and Memphis, 

This is the tenth annual overland trip 
which he has made since he began riding 
motorcycles, the trips being made the sub- 
ject of a lecture course delivered every 
winter. Dr. Taylor enjoys the reputation 
of being the first motorcycle rider in the 
middle West, he having rode a motorcycle 
continuously since 1904. His mount is an 
Indian. Dr. Taylor will visit the Grand 
Canyon, the Natural Bridges, etc. 


Angften-Koch Co., 217 Englewood Ave., Chicago, Ul. 

. 45 

Henderson Motorcycle Co., Detroit, Mich. 

. 36 

Baker, Murray & Imbrie, Inc., 15 Warren St., New York 48 

'Benton Co., L. F., Vergennes, Vt 45 

'Bearings Co. of America, Lancaster, Pa 45 

*BMeh Magneto Co., 204 W. 46th St., New York City 41 

DndLWorth Chain & Mfg. Co., Springfield, Mass 43 

Merkel Motor Wheel Co., Inc., E. Rochester, N. Y Cover 3 

Miami Cycle & Mfg. Co., Middletown, Ohio 45 

New Departure Mfg. Co., Bristol, Conn. 


Machine Co., Ebmra, N. Y 40 

Emblem Mfg. Co., Angola, N. Y 38 

EriesMn Mfg. Co., 1116 Military Road, Buffalo, N. Y 45 

Exeekior Motor Mfg. & Sup. Co., 3703 Cortland St., Chicago, 111. 1 

PMkral Bfiniature Lamp Div^ 509 So. JeflFerson St., Chicago, IlL 45 
P^atres»-Newton Mfg. Co., 253 Lafayette Blvd., Detroit, Mich. . 47 
Firestone Tire & Rubber Co., Akron, Ohio Coyer 4 

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Akron, Ohio 2&3 

Hall, C. M., Lamp Co., Kenosha, Wis Cover 2 

Harley-Dsvidton Motor Co., Milwaukee, Wis 5 

Hawthorne ,Mfg. Co., Bridgeport, Conn 43 

Hendee Mfg. Co., Springfield, Mass 7 

Reading-Standard Co., Reading, Pa 44 

Remy Electric Co., Detroit, Mich 4 

Rogers Mfg. Co., 337 W. Madison St., Chicago, 111 43 

Rose Mfg. Co., Philadelphia, Pa 47 

Sargent, Lester L., N. W. Cor. lOth & F Sts., Washington, D. C. 45 

Standard Co., Torrington, Conn 42 

Standard Welding Co., Cleveland, Ohio .Cover 2 

Stevens & Co., 375 Broadway, New York 47 

United Sutes Tire Co., 58th St. and Broadway, N. Y. City 8 

Vacuum Oil Co., 29 Broadway, N. Y. City Cover 1 

Wald Mfg. Co., Sheboygan, Wis 45 

Westfield Mfs. Co., 11 Cycle St., Westfield, Mass 6 

Wheeler-Schebler Carburetor Co., Indianapolis, Ind 44 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

July 19, 1917 


This Department Is Set Aside for Comments and Sugges- 
tions As Well As Actual News of the Retail Field,— 
for Anything That Will Help or Interest Dealers 


Nickenon ft Scbroeder Hanager Viiits 
Smith Plant; Territory Extended 

BROOKLYN, N. Y., July 16.— Lou 
Guterman, general manager for Nick- 
erson & Schroeder, Reading Standard, 
Smith Motor Wheel and Smith Rycr rep- 
resentatives at 1078 Bedford avenue, has 
just returned from a trip to Milwaukee, on 
which he visited the factory of the A. O. 
Smith Corp. Mr. Guterman was much im- 
pressed with the size of the plant and the 
hroad scope of the company's sales organ- 
ization. He was also permitted to inspect 
fiome new improvements, which will soon 
make ihcir appearance on the Smith motor. 
The A. O. Smith Corp. is well pleased 
with the results obtained by Nickerson & 
Schroeder so far during the present sea- 
son, and Sates Manager Benson has agreed 
to increase the company's territory for next 
year so it will include practically all of 
New York State east of Utica, part of 
Connecticut, and a great part of New 
Jersey, in addition to the territory in which 
the company now operates. 


Grand Junction Dealer Uakes Fast Run 

to Denver 

GRAND JUNCTION, Col., July 14.— 
Peter Fox, who handles the Indian 
motorcycle here, has established a new 
motor vehicle record between this point 
and Denver, a distance of 450 miles. 

Fox, who rode a 1917 Powerplus Indian 
as a matter of course, completed the dis- 
tance in 14 hours actual running time. Fox 
left Grand Junction at 4 o'clock yesterday 
morning and was in Denver at 8 o'clock, 
including two stops, one for lack of gaso- 
line and one occasioned by a heavy down- 
pour of rain. Fox made the trip over the 
rainbow route, crossing the continental 
divide by way of Monarch pass. He av- 
eraged a bit more than 32 miles an hour 
for the entire distance. 'The idea of his 
■feat can be gathered from the fact that the 
fastest train between Grand Junction and 
Denver runs on a l?-hour schedule. 

ing, Messrs. Denton and Dieckman were 
entertained at the Reading Standard fac- 
tory by Sales Manager G. E. .'\tkins. 


Deni-er, Colo., July 12.— The Denver 
Motor Directory, issued by the National 
Investigating Service Co., last week issued 
a supplement showing the number of mo- 
torcycle vehicles sold in Denver of late. 
The record shows that 254 motorcycles have 
been purchased in Denver since April 4, 
the figures being taken from the Motor 
Vehicle Department of the office of the 
Secretary of State. 


Wise dealers make their sales argu- 
ments reasonably brief and then suggest 
a demonstration. The cleverest salesman 
on the map can't talk as convincingly as the 
machine itself. 

If a prospect contends that he can't find 
time to take a demonstration, why not meet 
him at his place of business or at the sta- 
tion, if he is a commuter, and give him a 
short trip before taking him home? Be 
a "go-getter," not a "hang-backer." 

Have you a file of commercial motor- 
cycle data? If not, today is a good time 
to start one. Collect all the facts and fig- 
ures possible from merchants who are 
using your make of machine for delivery 

service. You will then have sales am- 
munition with which to approach new com- 
mercial prospects. 

Hard-headed business men demand facts, 
not theories or fine language— and there 
is no scarcity of commercial motorcycle 
facts for the dealer who knows how to dig 
them out and make them work for him. 
Call on the factory you represent also ; 
every factory can supply interesting deliv- 
ery data. 

Perhaps you have a line 
that does not appear to sell as it should. 
If so, you can often start the slock moving 
by a systematic and persistent mail cam- 
paign. Point out the advantages of the 
article in question, enclose factory litera- 
ture describing it if possible and invite 
riders to drop in and learn the full details. 

notorcyclist does not real- 
ize that he needs a certain article of equip- 
ment until a wide-awake dealer calls the 
matter to his attention. Then, in addition 
to making the purchase, the rider frequent- 
ly has a belter feeling for the dealer be- 
cause of the friendly, personal attention 
given him. At any rate, the mail cam- 
paign to speed up a slow-selling article is 
inexpensive and always worth trying. 

The dealer who is interested in a club 
will find the bulletin board a valuable fea- 
ture for his salesroom. If all coming ac- 
tivities of the club are listed on the board, 
riders will quickly acquire the habit of 
dropping in to get a line on what's in the 
wind. Just get enough riders dropping in 
and tactful salesmanship ought to do the 
rest. There is a big difference, however, 
between mere loungers and possible pa- 
trons. Discourage lounging, diplomatically 
but firmly. 

Don't let a civic parade, carnival or other 
program get by in your town without hav- 
ing a motorcycle outiit figure i 
where. Get in touch with the c 
in charge ; you'll find there is always : 
welcome for the motorcycle. 



OssiNiNc, N. Y., July 16.— C. E. Denton, 
handling Reading Standard machines here, 
has returned home from a week's motor- 
j:ycle trip through New York and Penn- 
sylvania, which he made in company with 
C. Dieckman. The riders traveled via 
Tarrytown, Irvington, Yonkers, Paterson, 
Morristown, AUentown. and on. to Read- 
ing. The roads ranged from very good to 
very bad. and although they traveled all 
one day through a downpour of rain their 
machines behaved splendidly and they en- 
joyed the whole program. While inRead- 

s Shown O. W. Hanaon, Propriator of tha ftrishton Park Cyd* Shop, ChicagOy 
and Mow * Grevp of Hi* Ridars About to StMt on « Ron 

July 19, 1917 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 




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liboloi «r new* ilemi w 
qneited to addre** them 
Liliior, Bicycle Section, I 
cycle and Bicrcle Illnit 
430 Fourtb avenne. New 
City. Let the trade know 

The Editor of the Bicyde See- 

news and photo 
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a camera 


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prompt atlentioD. 


Milwaukee Manufacturer Has Made Enough Pedal Cycle Progreu in Twelvemonth to Warrant New 
Bicycle Factory; Sales Manager Arthur Davidson Outlines the Ingress Made 

THEY are having a birthday party in 
The bicycle department of the Harley- 
Davidson Motor Company is celebrating 
its 6rst year of existence. As the resuh of 
its rapid growth it will move into a new 
home, a handsome birthday present which 
will be another building added to the 
£roup of Harley- Davidson factories in Mil- 
waukee. This announcement carries with 
it more than a mere indication that the bl- 
■£ycie business generally is in a healthy 
state and that bicycles are sold on a large 
:scale ; it shows the power of the trade 

"When we decided at the beginning of 
the 1917 season to add a bicycle line to our 
present motorcycle, sidecar and sidevan 
products, it was with the determination 
that we would endeavor to make the bt- 
-cycle a new commodity so far as the 
handling of the line was concerned," said 
.Arthur Davidson, sales manager. 

"Our observation of the bicycle field 
-previous to entering it ourselves revealed 
many practices ex- 
isting that did not 
.fit in with the policy 
.governing the dis- 


1 of 


.ular products. 

"We could flot see 
-why our plan of 
motorcycle distribu- 
,tion should not be 
.applied to bicycles, 
and mapped out our 
selling campaign on 
that theory. We in- 
.troduced entirely 
new methods, meth- 
ods that we knew 
were right, that 
were weighed care- 
fully before shaping 
our bicycle piilicy. 

"When we an- 
nounced our policy 
and other manufac- 
turers noted -the 
radical change from 
I the Mtablished or- 

der of things in the bicycle trade, they told 
us we would never be able to carry them 
out. But we beUeved we were right. We 
knew that our policy protected the dealer 
and that it was to his interest that we 
should place alt transactions in the sale of 
bicycles between himself and us on a firm 

"We started out with the firm belief that 
the biggest asset the Harley- David son bi- 
cycle line would have would be the value 
of the trade mark, and to that end put out 
a line that we felt would measure up to the 
quality environment we have been con- 
stantly throwing around our regular mo- 
torcycle production. We decided on a 
high class line of bicycles as the natural 

StaixUrd Equipmant 

"Perhaps our most radical departure, and 
one which we feared would be hardest to 
introduce in the sale of bicycles, was our 
standard equipment idea. Dealers agree 
with us that the standardization policy 

works out to excellent advantage in the 
bicycle business in every way. Standard- 
ization in all lines of products is coming 
more and more to be recognized as an 
actual necessity. One of the big factors in 
bringing about rapid standardization is the 
present need for bicycles and motorcycles 
in military work. The same is true of all 
other motive power. 

"One of the first things we cautioned 
our salesmen on in the bicycle busi- 
ness was overloading. Everybody knows 
the fallacy of that plan. And it was 
one of the very first things we elimi- 
nated. We don't want a dealer to 
stock way up beyond his needs. Repeat 
orders is what we are after. We believe 
that to be the surest way for a dealer to 
build up a reputable bicycle business, be- 
cause it will demonstrate that his stock in 
trade is right. 

"Indiscriminate shipping on consignment 
which is only another form of overloading, 
was another prevailing practice in the bi- 
cycle business that we did away with on 
our line, for the 

I that 1 


Nvw Homa for Harlay-OaTUMta BfejrclM 

not think i1 
to the dealers, es- 
pecially those who 
didn't get it. Con- 
signment shipments 
have resulted in the 
undoing of too 
many merchants to 
make us feel war- 
ranted in assuming 
that it would help 
our business. Con- 
signment business is 

"In the matter of 
handling payments 
we adopted the 
trade acceptance 
plan, a modem 
form of financing 
that has been very 
largely used abroad, 
but which had not 
been used extensive- 
ly in this country." 

t:ies^ — 

July 19, 1917 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 


FMt Sprinter Has DoubI« the Points as 
Second Han in All-Around Race 

NEWARK, N, J., July 16.— Alfred Goul- 
let, the fonner Australian, who is a 
citizen and resident of this city, has the 
field at the Velodrome outclassed in the 
competition for the "All-around Champion- 
ship." Goullet has ten firsts, four seconds. 
four thirds and two fourth places to his 
credit, with 72 points as his score. Reggie 
McNvnara. who won the all-around race 
last year, has just half the points as has 
Goullet. Arthur Spencer, the new cham- 
pion is holding down third place with 27 

Amateur Champion John L. Staehle is 
leading in a similar contest among the 
amateurs. Statchle, who has the year's title 
almost within his grasp, has 48 points, one 
point ahead of Harry Hoffman, the Cali- 
fornia!). Fred Taylor, the localite, is in 
third place, with 42 tallies. The scores of 
the leaders in each division is given below : 

III M 3d 4th Fta. 

GoDllet 10 4 4 Z 72 

UtSvnmn } S 3 2 36 

A. Spenctr S 2 27 

Knner 1 3 3 O 20 

Bdio 3 1 I 20 

Span 1 4 1 19 

CrtuiM 1 2 2 2 17 

W. Spraecr i 2 2 2 17 

Hanlcy I I 3 2 16 

Hill 1 2 1 1 14 

Hidden 1 2 1 13 

Snith 1 3 1 10 

MuriB 1 2 3 lU 


1M 2d 3d 4tti Ft*. 

StMble 7 2 3 1 48 

HsSmm S 4 3 4 47 

T.7l«r i ? 1 ? ?l 

Laiw ................. 2 3 3 3 2S 

Onetritter 4 3 26 

Dottcrwdch I 4 3 3 26 

Bttoo 2 I 2 2 19 

Horui 2 1 2 14 

Cueocb 1 2 1 13 

Cliipoaa 2 2 2 12 

roioU Kore— Five for tirai. three tor second. 

t*o for Ihitd >nd one for fourth ia open lod 


Boffalonian Won Time Prize in Home 
Time in Record Time on Juljr 4 

NEWARK, N. J., July 16.— Allie 
Krtishel, tbe Buffalo amateur, has 
retnmed from his home ci^y, where on 
Joly 4 he competed in a 2S-mile road 
race and won time prize from scratch. In 
talcing the time prize Krushel covered the 
coarse in 1 hour, 1 minute and 39 seconds, 
which betters the old record of Tom Bello 
of 1 hour 3 minutes and 7 seconds. 

Application will be made by Krushel to 
tbe Chairman, R. F. Kelsey, of the Na- 
tional Cycling Association, to have the 
record accepted. Krushel is about one of 
tbe best road riders in this part of the 
conntry, and he plans to 
Inter-Qub races this fall. 


UooSE Jaw, Sask.— The Police Depart- 
mettt of Moose Jaw has instituted a cam- 
paign against the bicyclists of the city be- 
eaiise of neglect on the part of the riders 
to register their machines for the year. 
The registration became operative on 
Jsnoary 1, last, but very few riders have 
CMBplied with the law, which reqttires, also, 
■ parmcit of SO cents for registration. 
The legislation was intended as a pro- 
tection for the cyclists against theft of 


1 — Harrj Hoffmui, San FimncUco; 2 — AmatMir Champion John L. Stkahl*; 3 E>ri 

Thompson, Loi Angalei; 4 — Frad Taylor, Nawarii; 6 — Chariaa Ostarittar, 

Nawark; 7 — John Fardig, Oriant Hmgkts, IMau.; 8 — Chrk Dottar- 

watch, Nawark; 9 — Frad McKanna, Rarara, Mast. 


Bbockvillx, Out. — Wedged between 

shouting contests, pie-eating competitions, 
a baby show and other holiday features of 
a small town, the cyclists of Brockville, 
Ont, had a one-mile race all their own at 
a celebration here on Jnly 9. The race 
went to a dark-horse, H. Leeder, of Matt- 
land, who led a dozen others to the finish- 
ing line on the main street in the very heart 
of the town. 


Newark, N. J., July 17.— Otis C Foster, 
a speedy amateur cyclist from Birming* 
ham, Ala., has arrived in this city for the 
purpose of competing in the amateur races 
at the Velodrome. Foster has competed in 
races around his home with success, and 
he figures his chances are good here. 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated July 19, 1917 


Corpi of Franch 5p>lu> CycliaU Noar tka Dim Front in WMtam Franc*. Notk* tha Collapiibla Bicyclei Strapped ta Thair 
Aloni With Thair Olfaar Equipmant. Tha Mao ara Alco Waarinc tha Naw Staal War HalmaU ai 
Againit Skrapaal and Granada Fragmanta 


Syracuse CydUt, Scratch Man in Handicap Motor-Paced Race, Shows 
Great Form in Face of Numerous Accident* 

REVERE, Mass., July 16.-A most won- 
derful exhibition of game riding was 
given by George Wiley, the Syracuse paced 
rider, at the Revere Beach track on Satur- 
day night. Five thousand people turned 
out for the meet and Wiley was given a 
great hand for his ride. 

Whh tka Scratch Man 

Wiley, Frank Corry, Australia, Fred 
Herbert Fall River, and Elmer Collins, 
Lynn, started in a 30-mile handicap motor- 
paced race. Wiley was on scratch, Corry 
had J^-mile, Collins a half-mile and Her- 
bert a Tpile start on the Syracuse rider. 
At the tenth mile Wiley had got on even 
terms with Corry and was well on his way 
to gain another when he punctured, Corry 
gaining the three laps back, while George 
was changing bicycles. 

At the 17th mile Wiley gained a lap back 
on Corry when the latter lost hia pace, but 
the Syracuse man again punctured in the 
26th mile. After changing bicycles Wiley 
again resumed the race. He beat Collins 

for third money, but could not catch Her- 
bert and Corry, the race going to Herbert 
in 42 :36Ji. 

Lloyd Thomas, the San Francisco sprint- 
er, won a five-mile tandem-paced race from 
Pat Logan, who hails from South Boston. 
Lester Bowker, from Inwood, L, L, won 
the half-mile handicap for the professionals, 
beating Tim Sullivan at the tape. A half- 
mile handicap for the amateurs went to 
Humbert Natemtonier, of Rhode Island, 
and the amateur miss-and-out went to 
William Eager, of Newark, N. J, Sum- 

Half-milc Eimi 

icap. iimMur— Won b/ Humbirt 
mvidcnce. 115 Tatdi; secpnd. 
. Herat. 9S yards; third, Louis 
( City. 4S yards; fourth. Mircel 
inciKO. JO yards. Time. 57^ 

nwleur— Won by William Eaier. 
,..._ ^__^.._ , HeiKEtsi 

lliU-miic handici 
Itr Bowker. Inwc^o* 

It, San Frantisco: fou.-. 
■tt. Time, 3:28K. Distance, 

, professional— Won by Les- 
L. I., 4S yards: second, Tim 
I. 4S vaids; third. Tom Con- 
rds; (ounh. GeoiBe Bowker, 
rd>. Time. 56H seconds, 
d t»ce— Won by Uoyd 


California Body to Hold Big Bicycle Day 
Celebratioti on October 27-28 

FRESNO, Cal., July 14.— The Fresno Bi- 
cycle Association will hold a two-day 
bicycle celebration on October 27 and 28. 
The parade will take place on Saturday 
afternoon and the races the following after- 
noon. These bicycle days are being held 
all over the country this year, while last 
year there were but two bicycle day cele- 
brations held on the Coast, at San Fran- 
cisco and Los Angeles, the feature consid- 
ered too much of an undertaking for the 
smaller cities to attempt. 

Gataa WiU Halp Tbam 
The Fresno Association 6rst chose May 
26 for the big event, but it was found it 
was the date set by the Riverside Assodo- 
tioij. Charles Gates, who has been so suc- 
cessfully managing these celebrations for 
the manufacturers, dealers and jobbers, 
could not give up the Riverside manage- 
ment, and it was decided to postpone the 
Fresno celebration until October 27. when 
Mr. Gates will be able to be on hand. 

July 19, 1917 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 



New Champion and the Old Will Meet in Match Race at Exhibition 
Park for Benefit of Military HospiUl 

NEWARK. N. J.. July 17— The newly 
crowned sprint cycling champion, 
Arlhur Spencer, who hails from Toronto, 
will be on show at his home town on Sat- 
urday, August 11. Great plans are being 
made by his fellow townsmen to give him 
a rousing reception when he appears for 
a one-mile match race at Exhihition Park 
aigainst Frank Kramer, the American 
champian for 16 years, who was beaten 
■for the title this year. 

The race will be run in connection with 
a m«t to be run by the Canadian Wheel- 
men's Association, the governing body in 
Canada, for the benefit of the military hos- 
pitals in Toronto. William M. Gladiah, 
sectetary of the Canadian body, wrote to 
Arthur Spencer to congratulate him on his 
winning the title, and to ask him to com- 
pete at the meet. Gladish's letter follows: 

"Permit me to join with others in ten- 
dering my congratulations for yonr fine 
achievement this season. It means a lot 
to you, and you deserve every credit and 
honor for your well-earned success. Your 
showing also means quite a bit to the wel- 
ware of the bicycle sport in Canada. A 
considerable number of bicycle races have 
been held throughout Ontario this year, 
and reports of your victories at Newark in 
the Canadian papers have helped to stir 
op interest in cycle racing. 

"The good old Canadian Wheelmen's 
Association is quite busy this year with 

the ^ 

3 the 

to stage a big bicycle race meet at the Ex- 
hibition track on Saturday, August 11, The 
proceeds of this meet are to be turned 
over to the local military hospital, and it 
would be very nice if you could arrange 
to make an appearance at this race meet. 
Your presence at the track would mean a 
great deal t6 the cause for which we are 
working, and I believe every cycle fan in 

Toronto will appreciate your assistance." 
Both Kramer and Spencer were. glad 
to accept the offer and word to that etiect 
was sent on. The reappearance of the 
new champion in his home town should 
stimulate cycling throughout that section. 


Veteran Terre Haute, Ind., CycUat, 
Rides 101.9 Miles on 7l8t Birthday 

TERRE HAUTE, Ind., July 16.— J. Fred 
Probst, the local bicycle dealer and 
veteran cyclist, recently celebrated his 71st 
birthday. Probst celebrated the day by 
riding 100 miles over a 7'A-ini\e circuit. 
The start was made shortly after midnight 
and Probst continued until about 10 a. m. 
with a total of 101.9 miles. 

To show that he was far from being all 
in. Probst put on high speed and rode the 
.99th mile in 3:18. His many friends that 
had congregated to see the finish of the 
ride gave him a great reception when he 
finished in front of his store, 1406 Wabash 


Baltimore Cyclist Takes Uile in Oreat 
Sprint with Wohma 

BALTIMORE, Md„ July 18,— Spirited 
cycle racing was the order of tile day 
at the meet arranged by the Carroll Cycle 
Club on July 4 at Patterson Park. The 
feature of the day was the one-mile open, 
which was won by Leonard Murphy, after 
a stirring brush with Charles Wohma. 
Summaries : 

One -mile (or tjoiF*— Won by Harry Cohrn; 
■icond, F. Caarcelle; third, Albert Ceakr. 
Time. 3:05. 

One-mile Boy Scout* full uniform r.ct— Won 
by A. Block; lecond, G. Hickt; third, H. Gut- 
tniih. Time, .);]9. 

One-mile open— Won by Leonmrd Murphy: "C- 
ond. Charles Wohrnal third, A. LcimbKh. 

Club, A. Wenitein. Harry Latpar lod H. 
Ncchanykin; Carroll Cycle Hub, John B. Uurtl, 
Charlci Wobmi and WillUm Oweni: Ctncent 
Bicytle Club. A. Leimbach, Leonard Murphy 
and Fred Sanborn; Fayette Wheelmen, A. Gold, 
H. Lapie and B. Berman. Won by Crtaccnt 
Blycle aub. Time, 27:J0. Dialance, 9« milet 
Two-mile puriiui race on multicycle! ttripleta) 
—Won by Creacenl Bicycle Club; Kcond, Eclipae 
Bicycle Club. Time. S;S1. 


Grand Jtmction, CoL, Fans See Racing 
Inaugurated on Independence Day 

GRAND JU-N'CTION, Col, July 14.— 
The bicycle racing season was opened 
here with a five-mile race on July 4. The 
event was a handicap affair and was held at 
the half-mile track in that city. Klever, the 
scratch man, won the race in 15;40; Simp- 
son, 220 yards, finished second in 16 min- 
utes, and third place was accounted for by 
Johnson, who had an allowance of 160 
yards- Johnson was timed in 17:10. All 
of the three were local cyclists. 

Another localite, Bradbury, who started 
from the 70-yard mark, dropped out of the 
race for some unknown reason. The race 
was well attended and did much toward re- 
viving interest in the western part of Colo- 
rado. Other races are being planned for 


Worcester Cycle Club Will SUge Five 
Events on Saturday for Cyclista 

WORCESTER, Mass., July 17.— The 
Worcester Cycle Club will stage an 
interesting series of cycle racing events on 
Saturday, July 21, at the Fair Grounds. 
Five events will be run, which will in- 
clude a half-mile race for boys, a one-mile 
"shop championship." closed to employes 
of the various factories in this city, a one- 
mile handicap, a team match race at a city 
championship at ^-mile. 

Among the first to enter for the meet 
was George MilEon, who won the cham- 
pionship of the county on June 23. Other 
speedy riders from various parts of the 
State will be seen in the events. 


C BL HaBatoB, Die U«* Wichita, Kaiu., Dwlar, Sl>«ed a 2S-Mi]« Road Raea on July 4 TLat Provad to Be > Bif Saccau. 
Uton U Shown With Magkphona on Laft 



Bicycle lUco FmoUh ■nxHU rt FidJ D.y rf W» Vtmnu' An.ei.tioa ■^' "" J"^" i"' *"?, ?"" ""■ 

■ M ... »..■«« ^ ...... by Rochester Cycle Club 

.ml C«.te.t Betv». S«.lb Flyer. !>«».. . N<»d F..t»re OCHESTER, N. Y., J* 16-J„.™= 

TORONTO.— An ununial sporting event 1916 season, and Doc Morton, the old- f* Saelens, a member of the Empire 
was the field day staged by the Great tiniei, chased McCarthy hard in the quar- Cycle Club, won the 25-niile road race 
War Veterans' Association of Toronto at ter-mile sprint, while Ray Goldsmith and staged by that clnb here on Saturday. 
Hanlan's Point on Saturday, July 7. Not Louis Scarletto followed him in the one- The race was run over the Summerville 
only were there several exceptional bicycle mile contest. Scarletto had just returned Boulevard and Saelens was timed from the 
races on the quarter-mile track, but the from Toledo, where he won the time prize 12'minute marlc in 1 hour 8 minutes and 
occasion was marked by the first appear- in the 25-miIe feature there on July 4. In 51 seconds. E. Voght finished second and 
snce of Smith Flyers in a race in Canada. the two-mile handicap, M. M. Carroll and H. De Tommassio third. Vought had a 
The events were held in a pouring rain, but Veteran Herb Macdonald took second and handicap of four minutes and De Tom- 
the races were close and exciting neverthe- third prizes behind McCarthy, who is the masio a five-minute start. 
less. Star rider of the "H. M." Bicycle Club. Isadore Gronkowski, of Buffalo, start- 
Fred McCarthy, the Western veteran, Fred Ruelins, a returned warrior, was ing from scratch, won the time prize in 
added to his string of snccesses for this an easy winner in the one-mite bicycle race 59:32. Herbert Wahl, a localite, finished 
season by taking first prize in the three for Great War Veterans. right back of Gronkowski for second time 
open bicycle events, namely, the quarter- The Smith Flyer race brought out two prize from scratch. Wahl's time was 
tnile sprint, one-mile and two-mile handi- starters, and the crowd appeared delighted 59:42. Herbert Brooks, of Buffalo, who 
cap. In the latter, of course, McCarthy with the strange sight of the tiny "five- had won first place in a like race run in 
was the back-marker, but he pulled through wheelers" in action. It was a one-mile Queen City, crashed into an automobile 
the large field on the narrow track in great affair and the winner turned up in L, Adley and badly lacerated his hand. 
«tyle. with Caven second. Both are returned 

Norman Webster, the sensation of the soldiers. Wiim«r Wm PnrtMtad 

^^^_____^^^^^^^^.^_^^^^ The winner of the race was protested 

on the grounds that he had accepted pace 

PRIZE LIST OF $400 Pa"* road race on the same day as the ^rom an automobile, but the protest was 

-, . Pare des Princes track meet The course not allowed. Fred Roy, the city champion. 

Whltinavillc Promoter Secure* CUwy ^f 339 kilometers (210.6 miles) was in started from scratch, but mishaps put him 

List of Awards for Road Race rather bad shape on account of inclement <*"* <** *''* '''S Prize winners : The first 

WHITINSVILLE. Mass., July 17.— weather, but despite the adverse conditions sixteen riders to finish is as follows : 

Fred Hall will stage a 16-miIe road Godivier covered the course in 12 hours, 25 po. Rider. Hdcp. Time. 

race here on Saturday, July 21. Over $400 minutes and 56^ seconds. Jules Masselis i_i. Saeleni 12:00 1:08:S1 

in prizes will be offered the cyclists, and and Charles Juseret finished second and IZh. ^'t s'oo 1-03 ifii^ 

Major Taylor, the famed negro racmg cy- third, respectively. 4_E. Brikevd™"!!.! i!!!!;! 3-oo iloi-isji 

clist, will act as the referee. tlt^D^'ciUci 4-00 !■»■"" 

First pri^e will be a Red Wmg B. S. A. rvn p fibm'V mr nnnun ^—^ SiHer i:.!:.;.:.:; sloo i*a-i8« 

race, and second prize wiU be a Red Wing CYCLE FIRM 5 BIG ORDER s-C. Vwluy, 9:M i:fl6:i9H 

road racer. The winner of the first time Pbovidence, R. I., July 16.— The city of liZc,' D."smLib::;:;;;::::;::: sitm iloslziH 

prize will be presented with a New Eng- Providence has awarded Dawson & Co., '\~y ^ Parn» 6:00 1:03:SJ 

land B. S. A. racer. Other finishers will dealers in bicycles and sporting goods, the Js-r'. Cal^"".. '.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. '.'.'. 'loo iloSljoJj 

have their choice of Pye-Musselman racing contract to furnish the police department [* — B. Eradiey ■■■■■■■; '^^w i:ii:3i 

tires, gold watches and other prizes. with two machine guns and 102 riot guns. t6—^tStn wi^j'^'y!. .'.'.'.'.'.'.'. ler! si'" 


Morris. Russell & Co., Ltd., of 17 State 
■street, New York, a well-known firm of 
manufacturers' export agents, are anjtious 
to get into touch with makers who supply 
sidecar fittings, tamp brackets, mudguards, 
hubs, bicycle and. motorcycle, .ace^lene 
lamps, horns and other cycle : 


TooENZ, Cal., July 16.— The Ota Co., 
bicycle dealers, has moved its shop to San 
Gabriel, Cal„ where it will carry on busi- 
ness on a larger scale. J. W. Berryman, 
of the Gardena Bicycle Shop, has moved 
into the store vacated by the Ota Co. 


At the Pare des Princes track, Paris, 
Monday, May 28, Marcel Dupuy, the French 
sprinter, won the Grand Prize of Boulogne, 
ia 1,333- meter sprint race, from Julian 
Pouchois, a countryman, and Thorwald 
EUegaard, the Dane, Dupuy beat Pouchois 
by a half length and EUegaard finished a 
half length back of Pouchois. Dupuy and 
Pouchois won the tandem race at the same 
distance from EUegaard and Henry Martin 
and Deschamps and Simeonie in that order. 

Marcel Godivier, the French road rider, 
accounted for the Du Monl-5t. Michel- 

Photognpk Shows * Bicjcia in tlw Procau of Buns MotoriMd by AH 
Papiil*r Cyclemotor, tha Liltla RoehMUr-Mad* Molar PUnt 

July 19, 1917 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 


Fm-Man Team Match Race Features Holiday Meet— Stockton and 'FrUco 
—Fred Hoffman Wins Often 

Teams 1 

SAN JOSE. Cal., July 14.— Motors may 
come and motors may go, but the bi- 
cycle goes on forever. It has been thought 
by many that it was a thing of the past, 
but anyone who attended the races in this 
city on July 4 would know there had been 
a revival of the good oJd bicycle. At 9:15 
a. m. sharp, City Manager Thomas opened 
the grand bicycle races, which were run 
on the smooth paving around Washington 
■quarc There were wheelmen from the 
Samson Club of Stockton, the New Cen- 
tury Wheelmen of San Francisco, and the 
Garden City Wheelmen, of San Jose, to 
compete in the program of events. The 
first race was the five-man team race which 
ended in a dead heat between the Century 
team of San Francisco and the Samson 
team from Stockton. 

Ridws Go to Shdlmotnid 

Immediately following the above races, 
the riders mounted their bicycles and went 
to Shellmound Park, Berkeley, where two 
races were held at that place. Hoffman, of 
the San Francisco "0" Club, broke the tape 
first, R. WeUh was second, with Jim Foster, 

City Manager T. H. Reed acted as official 
starter ; E. Gillette, clerk, and L. G. O'Neal 
and R. F. Walter were his assistants. The 
announced was E. Belloli; the judges, 
W. G. Walker, W. Penaluna, B. Maxwell. 
Ned Williston, G. Semondi. C. Harden and 
C Flint. The timers were W. T. Mont- 
gomery and J. D. Bird, Marshalls, F. Sned- 
ater, C. Westling, Del Moon, Max Jones 
and F. G. Rupert. G. F. Lucier, chairman 
of the racing records committee of the C. A. 
C C, managed the entire meet, and great 
credit is due him for the manner m which 
the events were run. Simimaries : 

I b* Frank Suis; 

b» Frank 

and. BtDDT Troul: third. Ward Harrii. 
txrc for junior rHrrs of the Girdra City 
rrtlmen— Won by Carler CooEir: second. T. 
lUC third. W. Hhiiti fourth. Juliin Covill. 
hie^ilc opm—Wgn by Frrd Hoffman. San 
,«i(co: Kcond. E. Kersbey. San Joie: third. S. 

C^obro. San JoKl I 

unb, A. I 



Hewaric Velodrome Is Idle on Accoimt of 
the Rain— Qnaker Meet Also Halted 

NEWARK. N. J., July !6.-There was 
no cycle racing at the Velodrome yes- 
terday. Showers early in the day caused 
the management to call the meet off about 
noon. The weather cleared in the after- 
noon, and it would have been possible to 
mn, but as numerous patrons had tele- 

phoned and had been told the meet was off 
there was only a few hundred people 
showed up. 

The card arranged yesterday included the 
preliminary heats of the Criterion Stakes, 
a race carrying a purse of $1,000, will be 
carried over until next Sunday. Rain also 
interfered with the races at the Point 
Breeze track on Saturday night. 

Race promoters have been hard hit dur- 
ing the past few weeks an account of the 
heavy rains. Boston, Newark and Phil- 


iUplwal Spwn, Winim of Iha 10<Mile 

Handicap Staged Recently mt 

Lawrence, IMau. 

adelphia race meetings have had to be 
abandoned and the racing cyclists have 
been kept inactive. At the Newark Velo- 
drome and the Boston track races sched- 
uled for Wednesday, July II, were called 
off, and the E>hiladelphia track had to 
postpone the meet that had been scheduled 
for Thursday night. July 12. 


Ottawa, Ont. — According to Ketchum 
& Co., Ottawa's leading bicycle and motor- 
cycle house, there are 9.000 civil servants 
in the employ of the Dominion Govern- 
ment in Ottawa. Of this number no less 
than 3,000, or one-third, ride bicycles for 
pleasure. Ketchum & Co. handle Cleve- 
land bicycles and Indian bicycles and mo- 


Paul Suter, the Swiss, met Bobby Wal- 
thour, America ; Eugene Bruni, E. Laru£ 
and Henry Contenet, France, in a one-hour 
motor-paced race at the Pare des Princes 
track, Paris, Sunday, May 28. Suter won, 
with Walthour, Bruni and Larue trailing 
htm home in that order. In the hour, 
Suter covered 44Ji miles. 

On the Bell Lap 

Late exchanges from Paris state that 
Oscar Egg, the Swiss, will shortly em- 
bark for America. 

A little rain now and then is relished 
by the best of men, but not by bicycle riders 
and promoters. 

Manager Chapman, of the Newark Velo- 
drome, might put on a "Meal Ticket Handi- 
caps'—if the rain keeps up. 

Rochester cyclists had a chance to show 
their wares in a 25-mile race last Saturday. 
The race brought out a big crowd and the 
event was voted a big success. 

Arthur Spencer, the new American cham- 
pion, has bought himself a fliwer. First a 
championship, then a flivver, then a plunge 
into matrimony and then good night I 

Marcel Berger, the San Francisco 
Frenchman, hied himself to Revere Beach 
track, the pot-hunters' new haven. Marcel 
has also shown in the races he has ridden. 

Eddie Goodwin, one of New York's 
best indoor riders, has joined the Avia- 
tion Corps of the U. S. Army and is sta- 
tioned at Buflfalo. 

There were many road races and race 
meets run on July 4 from the Atlantic to 
the Pacific. The interest shown in every 
contest shows that the grand old game is 
back to stay. 

Out in San Jose, Cal., one of the prizes 
in a bicycle race run on July 4 was a meal 
ticket at the Jitney Lunch Counter. If 
St. Swithins does not turn off the water 
around the eastern tracks meal tickets will 
come in handy to the cyclists hereabouts. 

A new way of working a combination 
was found in Newark, N. J., where the 
Velodrome is located. A limit man had 
qualified for the final in a short handicap, 
who looked to have a chance, was stalled in 
his training room by riders in a combination 
until after the final was finished. If that 
isn't working it overtime we'll miss a guess 

The many friends of Octave Lapize, the 
French cyclist, were shocked to hear of his 
death in an air fight on the Western front 
on Sunday, July 15, just three weeks after 
he had been cited for distinguished service. 
Lapize had competed in New York six-day 
races and had also won many big road 
races in France. 

Rochester, N. Y., Fisk bicycle clubs have 
a big time staged for Saturday, July 21. 
On that day a big field day will be Staged 
at a local park and in addition to running 
races and field sports a bicycle race will be 
held. The Flower Gty now claims 23 
Fisk dubs, with memberghip running frotn 
IS to 30. 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustkated 

July 19, 1917 


The Interests oi the American Cycle Industries in Canada 

Are Big Today and Getting Bigger. Readers of This 

Department Receive All the Dominion News 


Canada Privilege for Vuitmg Motoriats 
Now Covers Tbirt? Days 

TORON'TO. Ont.— Announcement has 
been made by I he Ontario govern- 
ment that the time limit for reciprocal rec- 
ognition of licenses for motorcycles be- 
longing to non-resident tourists has been 
extended from twenty-one to thirty days, 
to conform with the thirty-day privilege 
extended by the Canadian Department of 
Customs for the free entry of touring mo- 

The Province of Ontario has entered into 
an agreement with eighteen Slates, ex- 
tending from Maine to Wisconsin, for the 
recognition of visitors' motorcycle li- 
lt is impossible this summer, however, 
for a Canadian male of military age to 
leave the country without a passport, and 
the result has been that international lour- 
ing is being temporarily abandoned by the 
Canadians. Very few young Canadians 
have made any trips into the United States 
this year. Residents of the United States 
are free to come and go, however. 

all around, but they are heroes. None 
of us is afraid to die." Storey joined the 
Canadian Army in Toronto and had been 
in France less than one year. 


Bicycle Hen Will Probably Meet During 
Canadian National Exhibition 

TORONTO. Ont.— The proposed con- 
vention of the retail bicycle trade of 
Canada will probably be held in Toronto 
during the week of August 27. This will 
be the first week of the Canadian National 
Exhibition, the largest annual fair in the 
world. Practically all Canadian bicycle 
and accessory manufacturers and distribu- 
tors will have exhibits at the exhibition, 
thus making the event more or less a cycle 

The bicycle dealers will be gathered for 
several sessions, and they will, of course, 
inspect the new goods at the exhibition, 
while they will inspect the bicycle and ttre 
factories and warehouses located here. 


Toronto Trolley Hen Walk Out, bnt 
Cycle Folk Don't Worry 

TORONTO, Ont.— The people of Tor- 
onto had a short taste of trollcyless 
life during the three days of July II to 
13 when the employes of the Toronto Rail- 
way Company were on strike. As would 
be expected, the thousands of bicycles and 
motorcycles in the city saved the situation 
for many citizens and local dealers did a 
roaring trade while the railway system was 

The owners of a number of sidecar out- 
fits actually engaged in the jitney business 
with success. One Indian rider, Bob Hurd, 
hitched a small delivery wagon to his ma- 
chine and carried four f el low-employ es, be- 
sides himself, to and from work during the 
three days. 


Montreal, Que.— The most famous of 
all lady motorcyclists, the Misses Augus- 
ta and Adeline Van ^iiren, visited Montreal 
on July 10 and 11 during the course of a 
tour through Eastern Canada, They an- 
nounced thai they were concluding their 
long Summer's vacation with a trip 
through Quebec and Ontario after which 
Ihey would return to their occupation of 
teaching school. On July 12 they left 
Montreal for a ride over the new river 
boulevard to the ancient city of Quebec 
where they met many quaint French-Can- 
adians, known as Habitants. 


Twenty-three Riders Form Body Headed 
by W. J. Johnston 

OTTAWA, Ontario.— The Ottawa Mo- 
torcycle Club was duly organized at 
an enthusiastic meeting in the offices of 
the Journal on Monday evening, July 9. 
Twenty-three of the riders present joined 
the baby club on the spot and the new [on_ q 
officers promise that the membership roll 
will have one hundred names inside of a 

Officers were elected as follows: Presi- 
dent, W. J. Johnston ; vice-president, A. E. 
Morris ; secretary. A. Ingram, and treas- 
urer, R. C. Bealtie. The members of the 
executive committee are Paul Barber, G, 
Aldcrofi, J. M. Rainbow and P. C. Gun- 


Storey, Who Fell in Action in France, 
Wanted No Teara 

TORONTO.— Something of the spirit of 
a true gladiator was shown by 
Creighton Richard Storey, Jr., formerly of 
Albany, N. Y., before he was killed in ac- 
tion while serving as a motorcycle despatch 
rider with the Canadian forces in France. 

A short time before Storey died he wrote 
to his parents as follows ; 

■'If anything happens to me, I do not 
want any tears shed. We feel as if we 
were fighting to save the world, and to die 
in such a cause we consider an honor. W. J. 1 
While I am writing here, boys are falling 


Weston, Ont. — Announcement has been 
made of the appointment of J, P. Henry 
as factory manager of the new million- 
dollar factory of the Canada Cycle & Mo- 
tor Co., Ltd., at Weston, Ont. This firm 
is the largest Canadian producer of bicy- 
cles, and C. C. M. bicycles are shipped 
from here in large numbers to Australia 
and New Zealand. 

Mr. Henry was formerly chief inspector 
of the National Cash Register Co, at Day- 


Denver, Colo., July 12. — The warm sum- 
mer weather of the past few weeks has 
opened all the mountain passes which have 
heretofore been impassable to motorists on 
account of deep snow, and now motorcycle 
riders may go where they please in Colo- 
rado. Berthoud pass was the last to be 
opened to motor traffic, and it was reported 
passable last week, although the road is 
soft and chains are advised for the roads 
on the top of the pass. 


July 19, 1917 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 



■ # ■ 

Every Rider Is Puzzled from Time to Time by Little Me- 
chanical Problems. When You Strike One, Tell Our 
Technical Editor About It and Get His Advice 


My front forks and front wheel were 
recently damaged by a fall, and I 
am desirous of getting a new set from some 
wrecking firm. Please send me the name 
of such an establishment in or near New 
York City. 
Newark, N. J. Gecmige C. Kredel. 

We have no name of such a firm on our 
list in this section of the country. If you 
will send us the name and a description of 
the machine we can probably put you in 
touch with someone who has the requisite 


PLEASE give me an outline of the best 
route from New York to Washington, 
D. C, also another route for the return 
Allston, Mass. A. Broadbent. 

New York, Newark, N. J., Elizabeth, 
Kabway, New Brunswick, Kingston, Prince- 
ton, Trenton. Langhorne, Bustleton, Fox 
Chase, Philadelphia; Darby, Village Green, 
Chelsea, Wilmington, Newark (Del.), Elk- 
ton, Perryvillt, Havre de Grace, Belair, 
Towson, Baltimore; Relay, Laurel, Blag- 
densburg. Washington. 

Return as follows: Washington to Bal- 
tidfore, then through Chattolanee, Reisters- 
town, Westminster and Gettysburg. Visit 
battlefield at latter place. Ride to Abbotts- 
town. York, Wrightsville, Columbia, Lan- 
caster, Downingtown, Bryn Mawr, Ard- 
more to Philadelphia. Cross to Camden, 
then proceed through Parry and Cinnamin- 
son to Burlington; then on through Co- 
lumbus, Hightstown, Cranberry, Dajrton, 
New Brunswick. From thence ride to Car- 
teret, where, take ferry to Linoleumville, 
Staten Island, and ride through to St. 
George's ferry. Take Municipal ferry to 
Battery, New York. 


HAVING in mind the purchase of a 
backrest for my Troxel saddle. I ask 
yoo whether such an attachment will be 
satisfactory in use and if it will injure the 
Tyrone, Pa. C. E. Filzen. 

The backrest will work satisfactorily 
with your saddle and will not do it any 
injury when applied. You can order such 
an attachment from your local motorcycle 


\KY motor has just been overhauled and 
IVl the carbureter fixed up by the mak- 
€rs» but it starts with difficulty at intervals. 

No matter what adjustment is made on the 
carbureter this will occur from time to 
time. There is an occasional muffler pop 
when running. I would like to know what 
oil to use in this motor, also. 
Newburgh, X. Y. John Smith. 

It would be well to have the contact- 
breaker of your magneto looked over for 
worn points. In fact, the' magneto may 
need an overhaul. See that there are no 
air-leaks between the carbureter and the 
inlet valves and that the valve cages sit 
air-tight in the cylinders. The Vacuum Oil 
Co.'s Mobil A should be all right for your 


I WOULD like to know if mixing picric 
* acid with gasoline will give more speed 
to a racing motor. Also, if castor oil is a 
good lubricant and the best way to use it 
Rock Island, 111. John Hawkesworth. 

A mixture of picric acid with gasoline 
certainly will give increased power and 
speed to any motor, but by using the acid 
you will probably have the metal of cyl- 
inders, valves and piston attacked and 
eaten away in part Not over one" ounce 
(fluid) to the gallon of gas should be used 
for safety's sake. You will find some dif- 
ficulty in getting picric acid just now, as 
it is a war munition product 

Castor oil is a good lubricant when mixed 
with regular cylinder oil. However, it 
tends to form a gummy deposit in the ring 
grooves, etc., which means frequent clean- 
ing will be needed. You will have to de- 
termine the proper proportion of castor 
and mineral oil for yourself. 


PLEASE tell me what size of inner tube 
is best adapted for a 28 x 3 inch cas- 
ing and what pressure is the proper one for 
this size of tire. 
Phelps, N. Y. E. D. Newitt. 

A tube of 28 x 3 inches is the proper one 
for a tire of the size mentioned. Forty 
pounds pressure is plenty for a rear wheel 
tire 28 X 3 inches, and ,i few pounds pres- 
sure less for a front tfre of the same size. 


PLEASE give me a good route from 
Park Ridge, N. J,, to Portsmouth, 
Va., with mileage. Also, where parts for a 
C. & E. tandem can be had. 
Park Ridge, N. J. H. J. Mader. 

Go first to Hillsdale, about 4 miles. 
From Hillsdale go to Hackensack, 8 miles; 
Hackensack to Newark, 13 miles. New- 

ark, Elizabeth, Rahway, Metuchen, New 
Brunswick, Wingston, Princeton, Trenton, 
6^y2 miles. Trenton to Philadelphia via 
Langhorne, La Trappe and Bustleton, 35 
miles. ' 

Philadelphia to Baltimore via Darby, 
Village Green, Chelsea, Wilmington, New- 
ark, Elkton, Perryville-Havre de Grace, 
Belair and Towson, 1085^ miles. Balti- 
more to Washington via Relay and Laurel, 
44 miles. Washington to Richmond via 
Fairfax, Middleburg, Warrenton, Culpeper, 
Locustdale, Gordonsville, Louisa, Goodall 
and Solomons, 180 miles. Poor stretch, 
but the best route. Richmond to Ports- 
mouth via Manchester, Petersburg, Estes, 
Waverly, Wakefield, Windsor, Kings Ferry, 
Suffolk and Hodges Ferry, 120^ miles. 
Total, 577y2 miles. For the tandem men- 
tioned, apply to the Haverford Cycle Co., 
Newark, N. J. 


f AM anxious to get into touch with man- 
1 ufacturers of sidecars suitable for at- 
tachment to lightweight motorcycles, owing 
to some demand for such passenger outfits. 
Memphis, Tenn. H. E. Huntzicker. 

We have no record of any manufacturers 
of sidecars which are adapted to lightweight 
machines. We have seen several Rogers 
sidecars attached to lightweights in the 
East, and the combinations seem to per- 
form well. However, this might not be 
the case where roads are not good, owing 
to the low power of the lightweight mo- 


pLEASE outline the salient points of the 
i English system of detachable wheels 
for sidecar outfits. I would like to know 
if it is necessary to spring the forks open 
to remove or replace the wheel. 
Pittsburgh, Pa. L. E. Fowler. 

If you will look at the upper illustration 
on page 10 of our issue of July 5, you can 
get an idea of the system referred to. The 
illustration shows a front hub, which, how- 
ever, is the same as the rear hub. At one 
end are dog-teeth; these fit into similar 
teeth on a rear sprocket carrier which re- 
mains in place on the machine at all times. 

The rear sprocket carrier has its own 
bearings and carries the brake drum also. 
There is a knockout axle incorporated in 
the construction. The axle is removed and 
the hub withdrawn by moving it vertically, 
slightly springing the forks if necessary. 


I WOULD like to get into touch with 
some American maker of two-seater 
sidecars, as well as such firms who make 
the regular form. 
Gibraltar. A. E. Serfaty. 

For the two-seater sidecar write the 
Thomas Dunham Co., 343 Hardin street, 
Aurora, 111. Other sidecar makers whose 
product is for one passenger only are the 
Flexible Sidecar Co., Loudonville, O.; 
Harry Svensgaard Sales Corporation, 214 
Jefferson avenue, Detroit, Mich., and the 
Rogers Mfg. Co., Chicago, 111. 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated July 19. 1917 

Road Records Established on 
Stock Henderson Motorcycles: 

Los Angeles to New York, 3,296 miles, by 
Alan T. Bedell in 7 days, 16 hours, 16 

San Francisco to Los Angeles, 463 miles, by Roy 
Artley in 10 hours, 39 minutes. 

Needles, Cal., to Los Angeles, 308 miles, by 
Alan Bedell in 8 hours, 59 minutes. 

Los Angeles to San Diego, 132 miles, byj jRoy 
Artley in 2 hours, 10 1-2 minutes. 





Henderson MotorcydeXo. 


For uiurinct of prompt BttentEDn to toot w*nta mention HotoictcLi and Bicvcli III 

July 19, 1917 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 


''One of the Worst Calamities That Could Befall 
Our Nation at Any Time Would Be to 

Stop the Wheels of Industry, 
More Especially Now." 

Statement by S. W. Straus, President 
of the American Society for Thrift 



N the European countries at war, and par- 
ticularly in Great Britain, strong emphasis 
has been placed from the beginning of 
hostilities upon the necessity for a sane ad- 
justment of the national business interests, 
and a reasonable attitude on the part of the 
consumer, in order that legitimate industry 
need not be throttled. This viewpoint has also 
been adopted by leaders of thought in 
America's commercial circles, and S. W. 
Straus, President of the American Society 
for Thrift, in a statement just published, gives 
sound and timely advice. 

Mr. Straus points out that a determination 
to hoard every possible dollar does not con- 
stitute true economy, and that the best results 
for all concerned will be obtained in the long 
run by carrying business along as nearly on 
a peace-time basis as may be found consistent 
with national policies. Retrenchments will be 
necessary, Mr. Straus admits, but he argues 
that the chief aim of every person should be 
simply to eliminate waste, and that his ex- 
penditures of money should be governed by 
the same rules of common sense that have 
guidcid him in the past. 

Mr, Straus* Thrift Statement in Full 




















**One of the greatest dan- 
gers that confront us at this 
moment is misguided thrift," 
declares Mr. Straus. "In 
our efforts to be patriotically 
economical, we find ourselves 
going to extremes in the op- 
posite direction, which is just 
as great a menace to the na- 
tion as wastefulness and ex- 
travagance. One of the worst 
calamities that could befall 
our country at any time 
would be to stop the wheels 
of industry, but more espe- 
cially NOW. 

"The point is to differenti- 
ate between destructive and 
constructive thrift. In times 
of peace or war, waste is re- 
prehensible, but indiscrim- 
inate tight-fistedness is worse, 
because in such conditions the 
provident are made to suffer 
with the improvident. 

"Because the whole nation 
suddenly has become con- 
scious of the necessity of 
thrift, we as individuals 
should take care not to de- 
flect from their normal 
courses the tides of the na- 
tion's money that turn the 
wheels of industry. America 
as a nation is not in any dan- 

ger of running short of 
money, but we are threatened 
with a food shortage because 
on us rests the duty and re- 
sponsibility of feeding our 

"Everyone can distinguish 
the difference between pru- 
dent living and wastefulness. 
If a man buys a suit of 
clothes, a pair of shoes or a 
hat, his money goes into le- 
gitimate circulation and fur- 
nishes uses for capital and 
employment for labor. 

"The American people have 
responded in a grand way to 
the needs of the hour. We 
are going to conserve our re- 
sources and increase our food 
supply in a way that will as- 
tonish the world, but in do- 
ing this we stand face to face 
with economic hardships im- 
less each individual is gov- 
erned by common sense, pru- 
dence and foresight. 

"In brief, administer your 
expenditures in a clean, hon- 
est, legitimate and patriotic 
manner. Eliminate waste of 
food, bearing in mind that 
every mouthful you save may 
be the sustenance of some 
starving fellow human being 

abroad. We should not tear 
down on one hand while we 
are trying to build up on the 
other. Those in business 
should not hesitate — ^be cou- 
rageous and keep on going. 
America has everything to 
make herself prosperous. 
The billions of dollars whicli 
are being raised for war pur- 
poses will eventually return 
into the pockets of the people. 
Even the money which we 
loan to our Allies is being 
spent immediately in America. 
The national bond issue means 
that for some years to come 
this country will be paying 
back the obligations incurred 
today. America is still in the 
midst of the greatest era of 
material prosperity the coun- 
try has ever known. 

"In the matter of individual 
expenditure every man should 
be guided by his own necessi- 
ties and the needs of his coun- 
try. Let none of us be a 
slacker in the business world. 
This is no day for the coward 
or weakling. Be brave and 
confident. Remember the 
most acute need of our na- 
tion today is intelligent, pro- 
ductive, constructive thrift.** 


Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

July 19, 1917 


Jobbort, Dealers, Tire and Oil Mannfoctaren Siq^died Fonda for Sacceufnl 
Gypty Ontinff; Fine ProgruD Wu Staged et Lafayette 

SAN FRANCISCO, CaL, July 14.— The 
1917 Gypsy Tours are now wniien 
into the history of American motorcyde- 
dom, but so many interesting sidelights are 
cropping out in connection with the na- 
tional project that it is justifiable to note 
them even at this relatively late date. In 
San Francisco, for example, there was 
Staged one of the most successful programs 
recorded, although the outing- was limited 
to one day. The riders left the Golden 
Gate City at 8:30 for Oakland, and left 
Oakland at 9:10, making a run out through 
the picturesque fields of Haywards and on 
through the beautiful Dublin Canyon, 
finally reaching Pleasonton. which is about 
30 miles from San Francisco. At Pleason- 
ton the party was joined by riders from 
San Jose, Oakland, Stockton and Vallejo, 
and the trip was continued to Lafayette. 

At Lafayette the program was featured 
by an enormous barbecue, and the enter- 
tainment committee furnished a great va- 
riety of impromptu aihletic contests. Later 
the big auditorium was given over to 
dances and excellent music was furnished. 

One of the most interesting angles of 
the San Francisco tour was the manner in 
which funds were raised to finance it. The 
plans were threshed out at a meeting of 
dealers and when the cost was estimated 
donations were immediately made. Julius 
Smith, of the E. F. Merry Co., and 
Brownie Carslake, of the Firestone Tire & 

Rubber Co., were appointed to call upon 
all dealers, jobbers and manufacturing con- 
cerns, with a view of obtaining contribu- 
tions. The jobbers donated $70, the tire 
manufacturers $110, the dealers $130, the 
oil companies $22, and miscellaneous do- 
nalicms footed up to $20, giving a total of 

Fred Bente acted as treasurer, and the 
entertainment committee was composed of 
Messrs. Loudenclous, of the Henderson 
agency, and Oberg, of the local Indian 
headquarters. Arrangement for the barbe- 
cue were in the hands of Julius Smith. The 
Firestone and Goodrich companies fur- 
nishd trucks to transport the eatables to 
the scene of the feast. It is estimated that 
over 1,200 people participated in the big 
program, and that no less than 500 motor- 
cycles, nearly all fitted with either sidecars 
or tandems, figured in the project. 

The whole affair was handled so success- 
fully that there is already strong sentiment 
in favor of repetition of the program in 


San Francisco, Cal., July 16.— A. Sharp 

Minor, organist at the Rialto Theatre, is 
the latest convert to motorcycling. He has 
just purchased a Henderson with sidecar. 
The Cleveland motorcycle branch at San 
Francisco is specializing on sales to 

soldiers. It has placed several of the light 
machines with enlisted men at the Pre- 
sidio, including three during the past week 
to commissioned officers. 


San Fbanctsco, Cal— At the annual 
election of officers of the Vallejo Motor 
Club, C. L. Hanson was elected president, 
L. G. Monreal, vice-president and E. D. 
Stevens, secretary and treasurer. President 
Hanson has some very extensive plans for 
road races, hill climbs and cross country 
runs under consideration, and the cltri> 
promises to have the best season it has ever 
enjoyed. The club called off the hill 
climbing contest for the 4th of July at 
Vallejo, Blue Bock Springs and most of the 
members made the run to Benecia and par- 
ticipated in the races that were staged in 
the arsenal city. 


San Feancisco, Cal.— The business of 
the late B. R. Gilmore, representative of 

the Excelsior Motorcycle of Bakersfield, 
is now under the management of M. God- 
frey, and will be known in the future as 
the firm of Godfrey & Gilmore. 


San FnAwasco, Cal.. July 16.— Tennant 
Lee, of the Los Angeles Henderson 
agency, arrived in San Francisco today 
fresh from an Eastern factory trip. While 
in Detroit he made arrangements to speed 
up the delivery of Henderson motorcycles 
to the coast. 




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on application. 



There is no sidecar or tandem passenger 
carrying task that can be imposed upon 
the 200 pound Little Giant that it will not 
perform as well as any 350 pound machine. 
In ratio to its weight, the Little 
Giant's 5 h. p. motor develops more power 
than any other motor manufactured. 
45 to 50 miles per hour is all that many 
of the high priced machines will make 
and the Little Giant Emblem will make 
this speed without over straining. 

A (Md deed often muni ■ xecd deal — PletM mtntioa MoTOicvcu AMD Bicvclb iLLvniAtnt 

July 19, I9I7 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

I am tKe Lawyer s Clerk — 


<<|V>IY BOSS is prosecuting a 
IVl big case in the courthouse 

"Suddenly he discovered that a 
book containing important records 
had been left over at the office. 

"I was Johnny on the job — as 
usual. Luckily I had my bike and 
it was only a matter of minutes to 
reach the office. 

"Just as I tore around the cor- 
ner, a fire engine whizzed by — I 
clapped on my coaster brake and 
saved myself by a foot. 

"Gee, the Boss was glad to get 
this book on time and praised me 
for my promptness — 

"But I'd not have got it there if 
it had not been for my New De- 
parture Coaster Brake." 

Boys know — (or will i£ you distribute 
our sales helps)— that the bicycle is a 
ready, steady steed and a loyal friend in 


T*» Brakm thai Brnuaht tH»Bllrm Batlr. 



Mention MuiotCTCLi 

I iLLUtnutni — It bclpi y 


Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

July 19, 1917 


Congenial Party Hade Oypajr Trip to 

Staunton; Stopi for SIghticeing 

Along Ronte 

pOANOKE, Va., July 14.— A list ha» 
** just been announced of those who 
participated in the Dixie M. C. Gypsy Tour 
to Staunton, Va., a distance of about 02 
miles. Those who made up the Dixie party 

C. W. Waitz and wife, Indian, sidecar; 
W. B. Stevens and Miss Edna Waitz. In- 
dian, sidecar; C. L. Zirnmerman and sister, 
Miss Janie, Indian, tandem; C. M, EUis 
and J, C. Kilts, Indian, sidecar; P, E. 
Light and I. L. Hale, Indian, sidecar; A. 
G. Howell and Miss Ralph Drumheller, In- 
dian, tandem ; Garence Webb and Miss 
Billie Smith, Indian, sidecar ; Robert 
Woodson, Indian, solo; E. H. Moore, Ex- 
celsior, solo; C. H. Hudson, Henderson, 
solo; R. H. Renner and Miss Lillian 
Fulcher, Harley. sidecar; R. F. Stulu and 
Hiss Mattie Stover, Harley, sidecar; W. R. 
Hatlem and wife, Indian, sidecar; J. P. 
Guerrant, Excelsior, solo; and R. A. Paul, 
Indian, soto. Mr. Paul, who is probably 
one of the oldest consistent riders of the 
country, age sixty-six years, enjoyed the 
trip as much as any of the younger par- 

The tour, which was one of the most 
enjoyable events of the kind ever arranged 
by the club, included 11 Indians, two Har- 
ley-Davidsons, two Excelsiors and a Hen- 
derson. The riders stopped at every town 
en route, and many complimentary re- 
marks were heard concerning the excellent 
appearance of the delegation. At Lexing- 

ton, the first day out, there was a rest of 
two hours, and after dinner the entire body 
of riders, in charge of Tour Hanager C. 
W. Waitz, visited Lee's tomb, Virginia 
Military Institute, and Washington and 
Lee University. The trip was then con- 
tbued to Staunton, where the party ar- 
rived at 5 ;30. The evening was given up 
to sight-seeing and theatre extnirsions. 

The riders lined up at 11 o'clock next 
morning for the return to Roanoke, and 
the mid-day meal was enjoyed at Natural 
Bridge. Several hours were devoted to 
sight-seeing, and the party resumed the 
trip at 4 o'clock, making only a short stop 
at Buchanan on the way borne. 


fCantinued from page 10) 
Oneida Lake to Lower South Bay, where 
we enjoyed a dinner of frog legs, and then 
rolled on over fairly good roads through 
Fulton and Oswego and up along the shore 
of Lake Ontario. That night we camped 
at Sodus Bay. 

We breakfasted in camp on July 9, and 
then set out on the last l«g of what had 
been a thoroughly pleasant trip. We ate 
dinner at Batavia and arrived home at 
2:30 in the afternoon, having put 1,402 
miles behind us in the ten-day outing. 

It is noteworthy that our only trouble 
throughout the whole journey was summed 
up in replacing a worn-out tire. Our ex- 
penses, including charges for gasoline, oil 
and eatables, amounted to a trifle under $50 
a couple. The weight of each outfit, com- 
plete with luggage and passengers, was 
about 950 pounds. 


Roy Wilkey Is Honor Han ia July 4 

Prograin, Taldng Three Pints 

and a Second 

DENVER, Colo., July 12.~Thc biggest 
motorcycle program in Colorado on 
July 4 was staged at Colorado Springs. 
Roy Wilkey, of Colorado Springs, Harl^ 
Davidson, was the star of the meet, gath- 
ering in three firsts and a second. The 
program was held at Roswell Park with 
more than 1,000 motorcycle fans present 
Summaries : 

Two-mile— Roy WilkcT. Harler-DaTidlon. ent) 
H. Stnnon, Exccliior, Kcood; Ed. Ryan, Hartcr- 
Daiidion. third. Time. 3:07. 

Five-mile— Ror Wilker. HarUr-DavidKin, fimi 
H. StrattDn, Excelnar. secondi Ed. Bjan, Harteir- 
Davidioo. Ibicd. Time. 7:20. 

Five-mile pursuit—Wan by Soy %ilkc7, Harley 


Panj^iffiLPHiA, Pa., July 


Quaker City Cycling Association, of this 
city, is after members. The association re- 
cently issued a fine window car urging 
cyclists to join. Good times, weekly runs, 
club races, training facilities and shower 
baths are assured all riders joining. The 
headquarters of the club is at 3013 North 
Eleventh St., where all information and ap- 
plication blanks may be secored. 


The Morrow Coaster Brake rep- 
resents twenty years of the most 
painstaking experimenting and test- 
ing ever applied to a cycle part. It 
is perfect in every detail — superior 

to all other like articles. We allow 
our name to stand behind it because 
we are absolutely certain that it will 
give satisfaction in every sense the 
term implies. You are safe with a 






Smnd (or Oar Lilmralarm 



Liccnaed 0»ster Brake Mumfactnran 

f prompt attcntiDii to 

July 19, 1917 Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

BOSCH Ignition Is 
Recognized as Standard 

Those who desire their Motorcycles to have utmost 
efficiency without the annoyance of constant atten- 
tion, specify "Bosch" for their ignition equipment, 
knowing that complete confidence may be placed 
in all Bosch Products. 

The well read and fully advised Motorcycle engine 
men and users, recognize the superiority and de- 
pendability of the Bosch Product, and will recom- 
mend it whenever the question of ignition is put 
before them. 

That popularity means much to you — It means 
satisfaction, which is highly essential and it means 
the utmost efficiency, which is just as important. 

Be Satisfied. Specify Bosch 

Correspondence Invited 

Bosch Magneto Co., 206 W. 46th St., N. Y. 

Chicago Detroit San Francisco 

Service Stations in Every State 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated July 19, 1917 



On Sunday, July 15th, in the "Usco" modiGed endurance run of 269 miles 40 riders started 
over the route from Yonkers to Albany .and return. Most every make and model of motorcycle was 
represented, handfed by an experienced rider. The only perfect medal score of 1000 points was 
awarded to 

R. Pink Riding a 1917 Three-Speed Reading Standard 

He also earned the highest consistency score of 999 points. Pink received the Hendee trophy, 
the highest award of the day. The next best score was 992 points. While the roads were good, 
rain, mud and a detour or two put both rider and machine to a severe test. 

This feat again demonstrates the superiority of the Reading Standard when put to a real 
hard task. 

Dealers who are eager to secure the agency for a motorcycle that gives the best service under 
adverse conditions should make a note of this feat. The Reading Standard is built and tested in 
the mountains, where it is put to the hardest possible tasks before being offered to the public. 

The accoippliihmenl of Pink in snnnotintinE all obBtacles and irimming all the other 
machines with a Reading Standard is bnt one of the victories we can call your attention to in 
proof of one assertion that the Reading Standard is the sturdiest motorcycle on the marlcel 

If rite for Cauilog. 


SOI Water St Reading, Pa. 



have reached the pinnacle of achievement in their respective lines. Riders and 
dealers have come to look upon Standard Pedals and Diamond £ Spokes and Nip- 
ples as essential to the success of their pleasure or business. 

Write for our literature and dealers' proposition 



July 19, 1917 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

Model M, $80.00 

F. O. B. Faclnty 


!■ only had when jaa can ahara your plMMUTai with " 

Whan you go (or an outinf tak* "bar" with jrou and ha aura 

jaa give har all the comfort and amam afforded by the 

Rogers Sidecar 

There ia a ROGERS Sidacar Tailor Made to fit arcry motor- 
cycle. Jiut tall your dealer the oiake and mod^ of yaur ma* 
diine and my you want ROGERS. U he ua'l aupply you write 

to U* and W«11 aand a daacriptiva catalog, 


337 Wait Madiaon St. CHICAGO 

IrvlBC BKk (Swviea ataUaa), M-H E. Ul*t StTHt, New York OtT, N. Y. 



When you hear of a new motorcycle record 
being made — whether it is for endurance or 
speed or for distance you are 95 per cent, safe 
in predicting that Duckworth Chains were 
used. All racing men are very favorable to 
Duckworths. They know why. Duckworth 
chain is standard equipment on the seven 
leaders of the motorcycle world, namely:^ 


Duckworth Chain & Mfg. Co. 

Springfield, Meas. 


OLD SOL No. 50 

This outfit, besides giving very satisfac- 
tory service, gives the bicycle a very 
classy look. The No. 50 is supplied with 
O. F. Bracket for fork. Red rear signal 
lamps of auto type with removable dust 
proof doors. Large size 4" lens. Silvered 
reflector Switch plug at base — on and off 
type — with 24 inches of wire. Single con- 
tact built Edi-Swan base. 

Send for Uleralure 



Thousands of Prospects 

Are reached each week through the classified columns of Motor Cycle 
Illustrated. And the cost of putting your proposition before this great 
buying power is only three cents a word per single insertion and two cents 
a word when repeated. 

If ywiv goi wommthtng t 

MU—don^t d*layr tend your ad. to thm claonRtd dopi ub iw n t— 


MaiatoKXE and BmnxE Illusihated 

July 19, 1917 

Stolen Machines 

diine, motor number 83,670. A reward o£ 
S2S is offered for the recovery of any of 
the machines. 


The (befi of a 1916 Indian motorcrde 

trically equipped three-speed twin Harley- 
DavidsoD. motor No. L-17-T-6029. and 
Harley-Davidsoo sidecar Xo. 17-L-3151. 
Information kading to recovery should be 
wired WhitinK at his expense. 


A reward of $10 U offered by O. W. 
Anderson. 224 Cecil street, Minneapolis, 
Minn., for the recovery of his 1916 Harley- 
Davidson three-speed twin motorcycle. No. 
7477-M, which he reports stolen. 

INDIAN No. 7frJ.306 

Stone II Luke, Ilion, S. V., report the 
theft of a 1917 Indian motorcycle, motor 
No. 7O-J-308. The two-wheeler carried a 
New York Stale license nombered 22769. 


A 19)5 Harley-Davidson three-speed twin 
motorcycle, motor No. 3966-K, belonging to 
Homer Davis, Dickenson. N. Dak, has 
been stolen from the garage of R- I. Rudi- 
selle. The machine had a Presl-O-Lite 
lighting outfit, Goodyear tires and carried 
license tag number 213. 


Walter W. Whiting, 1309 Broadway, 
Denver, Colo., reports the loss of his elec- 


.An ekdrically equipped 1916 three-speed 
twin Harley-Davidsoo, motor No. L-S547-M 
has been stolen from A. Ellebracht. 1379a 
Burd Ave., St Louis, Mo. Address infor- 
mation leading to recovery to Olive Cycle 
& Motor Co, 1035 N. Grand Ave., Sl 
Louis, Mo. 


Chicago, III, July 17. — Coleman's Motor- 
cycle Shop has advised Sales Manager Fred 
B. Mathis, of the Excelsior Motor Mfg. & 
Supply Co., that a model 18-3 electric Ek- 
celsior has disappeared in the possession of 
a man named Arthur Faucett. Faucett is 
supposed to have headed for Toledo, O., 
and the Coleman Company will welcome 
any information as to his whereabouts. The 
motor number is 90453. 

The Coleman Shop also reports two other 
stolen machines, a model 16-3, fully 
equipped, with Excelsior ' brackets, lamp, 
Presl-O-Lite. and Rogers sidecar— motor 
number 83.209; and also a model 17-3 ma- 


Glen W. Cooley. 8 Warren Road, Ilion. 
N. Y.. reports the theft of his 1915 Har- 
ley- David son three -speed twin motor- 
cycle, motor No. 5082-K. The machine 
was electrically equipped, carried license 
No. 27677. Prest-O-Lite lighting outfit 
and Falcon tires. 

HARLEV4>AVID5<H« NO. 2963-M 

A three-speed twin 1916 Harley- David- 
son motorcycle, motor No. 2963-M, has 
been stolen from the Carl W. Bush Co., 
312 Halsey street, Newark, N. J. 


C. G. Lambert, in care American Express 
Co, 219 E. 42nd Street, New York City, an. 
nounces that be has a 1914 Excelsior model 
7-C. motor No. 50089, in his possession 
which he has reason to believe has been 
stolen. Anyone possessing informatioa con- 
cerning this machine should get in touch 
with the Stolen Machine Bureau of Hora- 
CvCLE Asn Bicycle Illustrated iminediate- 


P. H. Ripke. chief of police. Oak Park, 
III., reports the theft of a 1917 Harley- 
Davidson twin motorcycle, motor No. 
L-17-T-10a6S, from in front of the Munici- 
pal building on May 18. The machine car- 
ried license No. 669. 

Thousands of Prospects 

Are reached each week throogli the dasnfied 
columna of Motorcycle and Bicycle Ututrated. 
And the cost of putting your proposition before 
this great buying power is only three cents a word 
per single insertion and two cents a word when 

// you'Da fol MnMtUng to mXI— don'l Mmjr, imtd yvtr mi 
u, Am cIoHllM impmrtatmt—TSS BIG RESULT GSTTSR. 

Motorcycle and, Bicycle IlluBtrated 

450 Fourth Ave„ New York 

D BiCTCU lUURaATU li (Iwayi ipprcdaled hjt idnrtiMrt. 

July 19, 1917 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

Federal Mazda Bulbs 

For Motorcycle Headlights and 


For Bicycle Battery Outfits 

Can be obtained from any 
Fmdtral Agent or from 

Federal Miniature Lamp Division 

NatkiB*! Lunp Woriu of Gmarsl EUctric Co. 
SOS So. Je£FerK>n St. Chicago, HL 


Worth Mo« 

Doei More 


Jnt^k fm- it on your next niotn W"""'^ 

Ericsson Maanfactoring Co. 
IHSMIUIutKo^ BidUo,N. Y. 



vena motor condllioD* poitibU, 
Benton Plugs have ilooil the B>ff un- 
flincfainflr. Thay ara perfect plug*. 
No niBtter whmt other plug! you are 
DHBc, and no matter for how long, 
JOB do yourtetf an injuitice of you 
don't try Benton. Get the Book on 
■park plug troublei; h'l free. 


Vergenne*, Vt. 

No. 422 tuida 
CMTian, the | 





The New Musselman 

Positive Drive Coaster 


The only positive drive brake in the world. 
Possessing such qualities as smallness, strength, 
frictionless and no springs or small complicating 

The Miami Cycle & Mfg. Co. 

USS-ltSl Craid Ave., WMklowi, (IM>. U.S.A. 


Before you apply for a Patent write for 
this new booklet An inventiffli worth 
making is worth protecting. Patents pro- 
cured in all countries. Full infonnation 
on request. 

LESTER L. SARGENT, Patent Uwyer 

N. W. Cor. lOtli and F Sta., Wuhiniton, D. C 

.ffod deal— Pleaie 


MoTcncrcLE. asd Bjcycle Illustrated 

Joly 19, 1917 

Special Service Department 

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Motorcycle Tires 

Parts and Supplies 



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Ip Stack ta Fit All Ma^ jGlachlpaa. 

tin PARK AVE. 

Tal. Harlam 2St7 


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Jartay City* Naw Jaraay — Phona Conn. 

yOTEi Only SO mlnutM from Broadway, V. T« 

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7Hb St. aad Soooad At«. TeL 1981 Lmmx. 

Omraffo, 449 East 89d St. 

Braaeb, 119 Bridfo Plaak. L. I. City. 

ToL 2909 Astoria. 




BraoUjni Diatrilnitor 


1197 Badfard Ava. S94 Jamaica Ava. 

Tal. Dacatur 1794 Tel. Cypress 4799 

Braaklya. N. Y. 



Indian Motocycles 

1989-1992 Badfard ATanoa 
Phaaa Badfard 9297 Braaklya* N. Y. 



Smith Motor Wheel9 — ^Iver Johnson Bicycles 

1147 Badfard Ava., Car. Madlsaa St.. Braokljni 

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lakwiA Avaaaa, 

BiaaklyB, V. T., BiaaUya aai 

l^m lahmd dla- 

Ivibatsn for tke Baytea; also 

ladlaa acaMor. 

Export repaiiias ea all aukkes 

af OMtaroyolaa. 

Ooaplete liae af sappliss. Pioaipt aai sattsfa^ 

tary senrieo a faatare af tUs estahHstaiMt. 



takaa la tnda. 


B. A.Sw( 

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An aaakes of Bicydaa— aaqiart rapaMaa 



Phoaa 499J Flaah. 


Territory— Lone Islaad City to Pott WaatlagtM 

oa North Shore. Bemoastratiaa ffladly glvaa. 

FnU Stock of SnppUea— Used MaoMaia. 


F. A. K. Shop. OoUeve Palat 


18 North WashlBfftoB Street. Jamaica. L. i 

Hariay-Daviclaon Diatributors for Loaf 

Island, Ezdusiva of Brookljii 




Eastara Distributors MAIN OFFICE t Eaatera Distributors 


CYCLE DEPT.i 1065 Bedford Afoniie, Brooklyn SERVICE STATION: 204 Clifton PUce, Brooklyn 


Mention Motorcycls and Bicyclb Illustiatbd— >It helps you, the advertiser and us. 

July 19, 1917 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

r^ Classified Advertisements 

WOKD; inxuinif 


wo BO pn lasni 

FOR SALE: Uied molorc 
Bcw, for ill make* of mac) 
an Dol tik(D oS b«iuic t 
Our butincH ii wieckins i 

Utctt Tani, rear can, acceaaoriea, and, in (act, 
ocTTibins pcrtainins to motorerclei. Uotor- 
CTde Parta Hf(. Co.. Cblcaso, niinoii. 

afcncr for leading m 
(or Klliss. Will *c 
For particular* write 
Bicycle niutt rated. 


TWIN INDIAN and lidecar-beautr. $168. 
SINGLE EXCELSIOR-like new. ys. Twin IN- 
DL\N-overhauled, ST5. H»rleyDavid«on-fine. 
only «5. HOWELL, 217 Chestnui, Evan.vill*. 

FOR SALE— 1917, olive drab, 3-ipeed. Powet. 
plu* lodiin; run ZOO miles; looki like new; price, 
!Z3S, including Preit-0-Lite tank and lamp; SZJ 
ice C 0. D. Kail Oakg, Oikliaifa, 



FOR 5AL&-Eilabtiahed I 

FOR SALE— A few ipeciallT built 191S tbree- 
(pecd Readini Standaidi, lurploi on arrny order. 

cooditiaa. foUr equipped, guaranteed bargain. 
Time payment! arranged. Nickerson k Scbroeder. 
Inc., 107S Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

FOR SALE— A red Cysnct rear or. Fine con- 
dilion; run leia tban thouaand milei. ElflydolUrt. 
J. U. DounuD, Valatie, H. Y. 

for lale cheap in the b«M motorcycle city for its 
■iie in the United Sutei. Addma T. E. M., 
care Motorcycle and Bicyde Dluatriled. 

One 1917 twin EXCELSIOR, fully equipped.$160 

One 1914 HARLEY twin two^apeed $120 

One 1914 INDIAN twin f60 

T. E. Ueaaer. Corning, K. Y. 


PUT NEW LIFE in your motor. Aluminum 
Alloy Piiton* made for all make*. Connecting 
rod* lightened and fly-wheeli rebalanced. Write 
for price*. "Bee" O. J. Sboadea A Co., M-lS-ll 
S. Si. Qair St., Dayton, Ohio. 

leading agencie*. Re* 
: Motor Cycle Illui 

BICYCLE RIDERS— Mtke money. Repair yt^a 
own tire*. Alio root ndgbbora.' Eliminate puoe- 
lure troublea. For tl.OO we will aend you enotwh 
"PUNCTURE CURB" to repair 25 Bike litea. 
Fix them (or |.04 eaeb. Boy* are makbig from 
$2.00 to )&(» 1 day. Start a good buaineaa for 
only tl.OO. PouKhkeepalc Faint Di., 1»4 Church 
~ Poughkeepfle, N. V. 


:ycle repair man. familiar with Remy Genera. 
or* and Eaide Storage Batteriea. Muat be able 

WANTED— Firtt da*a 1 
Permanent poailion for rig 
:;ravali, Atlantic ,City, N. J. 

icycte repair man. 


No rider should do without an 

GREAT" fl 



It's a wonderful support for the back. Gen- 1 1 
uine leather — spring 1 1 
back— adjustable as to ^^^-^ ^ 1 1 
height — has a good ^^^BI^^^B^'^^^^^^J / 

make saddle— ^^^ J^ft^^^^^T^ 

$2.50 E«cli, RelaU 



MICH. ■ 



TKm WoTld-t tint Famaam Bicrdm and MatBiereU Lamp 


WHit twloy far eamflml* ttwieHfUait 



Mention of HoroaciCLi and Becvcli iLLvcn^TtB a 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

July 19, 1917. 



WHEN the 1917 season ends, Baker, Murray & 
Imbrie, Inc., will have put upon their books 
1800 new accounts or more. 
There are many angles of significance to this achieve- 
ment — angles that concern the trade as well as our- 
selves. For these figures are not only indicative of our 
remarkable growth, but they likewise chart a number 
of trade currents prevalent during the present season 
and that arc likely to prevail during 1918, 

What Our Collections Show 

Our sales for the Maaan now in mid-channel have been 
record ones. Both our new and old dealers have bought 
heavily — in many instances dealers have increased their pur- 
chases 100%. And these dealers in turn have moved their 
goods. Our collections plainly show this. Never in the his- 
tory of our concern have payments been better. 

Neither war, weather, wibbly- wabbling nor weak -kneeing 
has diminished the general prosperity of the Baker, Hurray 
& Imbrie merchant and we have the documentary evidence 
to back up this statement right on our bookst 

Keep Your Eye on the Pay EJivelope 

This country's pay envelope has a mighty lot to say about 
the well-being of our U. S. A. at large — and it's a very sub- 
suntial one just now. Salaries are good— swages are at their 
high-water mark. Unemployment is a word that is almost 
fading out of our national consciouanesi. 

This condition cannot help but continue. There is a de- 
mand for goods of all classes in excess of visible supply. All 
industrial and commercial America feels the consequent 
heightened stimularioo. The whole world is reaching out for 
goods — ^the manufacturer is bending all his energies to the 
making of his lines — the merchant is profiting by the in- 
creased pressure that is put "poo his distributing; iervices 
—and workers of all kinds are receiving expanded rewards 
for their brains and labor. Thus a complete circle of pros- 
perity is created with not one weak spot. Each factor is in a 
strong and healthy state. 

Americans as a whole have a spending mclination. Not 
because we are a nation of spendthrifts— but because we 
have established by custom a high level of living that has . 
ingrained in us fine standards of comfort and convenience. 
. Americans demand good surroundings and aids tor work and 
for pUy. And Americans meet a crisis such as the one that 
now confronts us not by curtailing, but by working and 
thinking all the harder to produce more wealth to meet 
national as well as private needs. 

We Say— 

that the dealer who in buying gives proper study to the 
wants of the community he serve&~who 
looks for the new selling opportunities 
that new lines give — who keeps his head 
up and his eyes ahead will profit in the 
same expansive future that we ourselves 
are now preparing to share. 





^HIS book h full of 

merchandise for favorabU mid- 
seaaon stimulation, A po^^md 
brings it by return mail. 


t llLOJTIATID— II bclm 



The Numbers are Drawn and if you are not among those called for service 
you will not be during the present season. 

If you are among the many who have been deferring the purchase of a new 
motorcycle, why wait longer? 

Get that new 


now and enjoy the maximum benefits during the real riding season of the year. 

If your turn comes to serve your country later, your experience as a motor- 
cycle rider will be vastly beneficial both to you and your country. 

Therefore, you will combine enjoyment with preparedness. 

See the dealer and get busy. 


3703 Cortland Street Chicago 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

July 26, 1917 

^SUm^U SlklMb^A 


Reaching the Millions 

WE reproduce, on the opposite page, another 
one of the policy advertisements through 
which Goodyear is talking from week to w^eek 
to the bicycle riders of America. 

We direct your attention to this campaign be- 
cause it is of such vital interest to every bicycle 
dealer in America, as w^ell as to the rider. 

Goodyear Blue Streak Tires 
are rapidly putting bicycle 
tire buying, generally, on a 
clean business basis. The 
rider need no longer buy in 
the dark. He may figure out 
for himself where the mis- 
take was made in the past- 
why he was so often disap- 
pointed in his tires. 

Goodyear explains in ^ this 
advertising the modern^ and 

efficient way of making and 
selling tires. 

And this great movement for 
better tires cheaper is mak- 
ing bicycling better than 
ever, everywhere. 

Naturally, such a campaign 
helps the dealer. It means a 
bigger and better bicycle 

Do you stock Goodyear 
Blue Streaks? 

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Akron, Ohio 

The adT«rtiser wants to know — Therefore mention Motobctcxx abs BtcrcLB iLLUsrmAnBc 

July 26, 1917 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 


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Disable Tire* Hetp You Sav 

^ tw xvviv.««,v;*the Dealer's Profit 

IT does not cost as much to make a good bicycle 
tire as some dealers' prices would lead you to 
believe. It is the needless profits consumed between 
the factory and the rider which have been to blame 
for the high prices of bicycle tires in the past. 

The Goodyearplanof mak- Goodyear decided to save Blue Streaki Don't "SUU-SI^" 

fail Goody or Blue Sirnk Bi- 

ing and selling Blue Streak 

cycle Tire than in Buy ordinary 

changid this condition for the 

rider. Youmayaowbuyreally 

good quality tires for as litUe 

Tbe tire body 1* iwo-ply and 

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You have a right to know- 
how moat bicycle dres are sold. 
The dealer does not buy di- 
rectly from the factory. Sev- 
eral profits are made before the 
dealer receives his tires. Then, 
too, most manufacturers make 
a great many brands of bicycle 
tires. That means their cost is 
much higher than necessary. 
And in the past the dealer has 
fixed his own prices and de- 
termined his owQ profits. The 
rider has paid -what the dealer 

the rider these wastes and need- 
less profits on bicycle tires. 
The Goodyear dealer makes a 
fair profit on Blue Streaks. He 
buys direct from Goodyear. 
Goodyear makes only onedre, 
standard quality. Goodyear 
advertises the price of that dre 

Some dealers do not handle 
Goodyear BlueScreaka, They 
prefer to sell a tire on which 
they make more proflt. So It 
took nerve to reduce the deal- 
er's profit. 

But the dealer who believes 
In giving the rider a sqtiare deal 
prefers to sell Goodyear Blue 
Streaks. He sells more dres In 
the long run at a smaller profit. 
And each tire makes a friend. 

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4 Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated July 26, 1917 


30 Dealers in 30 Days 

fofhe gallon 

Our Expansion Permits New 

For BsiuranFC of promDt UuntLon to vour wanti mention MoTO>cva.E ahp Ricrixi lUulItAtD. 

July 26. 1917 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

In Massachusetts! 

on the map of the United States 
and we can tell you a thrilling 
romance of success selling the Cleve- 
land Lightweight. 

Men who ordered only a few 
Cleveland Lightweights — "to test it 
out" — have wired for carload ship- 

Their success is contagious. 

AU around them in their territory 
other alert dealers see the money- 
making opportunities and exclusive 
advantages of this scientific light- 
weight machine. 

For example, in thirty days the 
Cleveland Lightweight, thru superior 
performance, won thirty new dealers 
in Massachusetts. 

We can duplicate this swift rush 
for this fast-selling machine all over 
the country. 

You can duplicate the success of 
these men right in your otvn home 

Don't let your hard work go to 
waste trying to compete with this re- 
markable machine. 

How can you overcome the ex- 
clusive advantages of this machine 

when it has better design ; better con- 
struction; better materials, and bet- 
ter records of performance? 

It is the only straight line worm 

It is one-half the weight and one- 
half the cost. 

It is easier to ride ; more economi- 
cal; simpler to handle; easier on 
tires; goes farther on the smallest 
amount of fuel; and is supreme in 
many other respects. 

People who never before thought 
of riding a motorcycle are buying the 
Cleveland Lightweight. 

Do not confuse it with any motor- 
cycle you ever saw — it is different 
and better. You never had a ride 
that serves as a comparison to the 
way the Cleveland Lightweight rides. 

Do not let this golden opportunity 
pass — write at once for our dealer 

Now is the time— now while 
people are trying to get the most for 
their money. 

With the Cleveland Lightweight 
you can sell them the cheapest 
transportation on earth. 

Write or wire us at once. 


/. o. b. Clevdand 

The Cleveland Motorcycle Manufacturing: Company 

Cleveland, Ohio 

75 Miles to the 

Dealers— Now is Your Opportunity 

Mention Mc^rovcvctE a 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustoated Julv 26, 1917 

Three-Flag I 

by Roy Artley on a stoc 

Canada to Mexico, 1,667 
miles in 3 days, 25 minutes 

More than 555 miles 
per day for three con- 
secutive days. 

A victory of gameness 
and staying power of the 
rider, backed by the un- 
tiring dependability and 
high efficiency of four- 
cylinder power. 

A teti deed nflin mctni a gosd deal — Pleue mentian MoroiCTCtZ ahs Bictcu iLLumiTXpi 


^cord Broken 

our- cylinder Henderson 

Cuts 8 hours, 50 minutes, from the 
best previous record. 





The (drottMr mau to know — Therefore meotloii MotoicrcLi anb Bicvcli iLLUiTutu. 


July 26. 1917 

Spark Plugs 

ciHne from 



The fact that the highest types of motorcycles leave their factories car- 
rying Champion Spark Plugs as regular equipment. Motorcycle builders 
want their engines to render their utmost service and have learned by 
exhaustive tests that they do so with Champion Spark Pli^s. 

More Proof? 

The fact that motorcycle owners, when they need new plugs, ask for 
Champion Spark Plugs. 

StiD More Proof? 

Use the Champion Spark Plug specially designed to serve your motor- 
cycle and see how much better they wear and perform. 

The names listed below represent the highest types of motorcycles, and 
each and every one of them carries Champion Spark Plugs as regular 

Champion Sparic Plug Company 

ToUdo. OUo 

July 26, 1917 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 


No nutter what use ymu care to put a motorcycle to — 
pleasure or utility — if you want tibe BEST you should ovm 

On all sides is continuous proof of Indian's leadersh^t— 
a leadership built on sturdy service, worthy workmanshq} 
and conscientious construction. 

It is under gruelling, extreme tests that Indian shows its 
real quality — its real leadershqi — that's why Indian domi- 
nates on the n>ad and in EVERY FIELD OF MOTOR- 

Indian dealers enjoy all the fruits of this Indian supremacy 
in a volume of sales unapproached hy any competitor. 

More reason why YOU should be an Indian dealer. 


(Largett Motorcycle Uaaujaeairen in lh« fToHdJ 



10 Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 


July 26, 1917 

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center core— before 

being cwnpreiied 

Completed Center 

■nd tnrned. 

Core — reidf for 

The Finiibed Baie. 

The Completed 

final aiMmblf. 


The Evolution of the 

Mosler VESUVIUS Motorcycle 

The air-cooled motorcycle engine it the hardest thing in the world on spark 
plags. Its plugs are euhjacted to extremes of temperature and the jar and 
vibration of the small bore, high compression, high speed engine are terrific. 
It takes real quality — a ping especially built — -to make good. 
The Mosler Vesuvius is built to meet this strain. 

The core is India Mica, wound laterally by band around the center spindle. 
Over this core thin mica washers are bydraulically forced. It is then tamed 
down and shaped, giving a finished product, guaranteed not to absorb mois- 
ture or oil, and which cannot short circuit. 




Mica Insulation 
Guaranteed to outlast the Motor. "The Indestructible Plug' 

Made in sizes 



PRICE $1.00 Each 

Dealers write for prices 
and sample plug 

A. R. Mosler & Co. 

New York, N. Y. 


The Triumph of Correct Design 


The supremacy of the ROGERS, all steel welded construction and scientific 
design was clearly demonstrated when motorcycles equipped with ROGERS, 
Light-weight, Light-running Sidecars won first, second and third place in the 
final and all elimination trials in the six-mile Sidecar Run at Sheepshead Bav, 
July 4th. 

It is a significant fact that all the ROGERS Sidecars were attached to motor- 
cycles, the manufacturers of which also build sidecars. 


Otto Walker, the star of the Harley family, at Sheepshead Bay, July 20th, 
established a new World's 24-H*ur Sidecar record of 1,158^ miles. 

He Used A ROGERS Sidecar 

In preparing for an undertaking like this the big thing is to win and that the 
Rogers Sidecar was selected in preference to all others, even including that built 
by the manufacturers of the motorcycle, is an evidence of supremacy that no one 
can overlook. 

Dealers.: Think it over and write us for terms and territory. 


337 West Madison St. CHICAGO 

Irving Beck (Service Station), 68-72 E. ISlst Street, New York City, N. Y. 

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Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

July 26, 1917 



a driver like Cannon Ball Baker (the Great) can do 
1»386^ miles in 24 hours over a board track on one pair 
of United States 'Corrugated' Tires and not even wear off 
their cormgaticMU, it speaks pretty well for the mileage- 
giving qualities of all United States Motorcycle Tires — the 
GOOD tires — doesn't it? And, mind you, he did this 
after having used the same tires for 509 miles before the 

Super-wearing Quality like this is the sole reason for 
the popularity of United States Motorcycle Tires. 

Take the 'Usco' Tread for example! Here's an ideal 
motorcycle tire that combines the best in long mileage- 
giving qualities and high anti-skid efficiency — a combina- 
tion that's mighty hard to beat. 

Specify 'Usco' Tires. They mean increased profits. 

United Stat esUre Company 

1790 Broadway, New York 

M«uim by thm Largmtt Rubber Manufacturer in the World. 

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JULY 26, 1917 

Hawking by Motorcycle 

How a Los Angeles Taxidermist and Museum Collector Employs the Power-Driven 

Two-Wheeler in Order to Bag Specimens of the Fleet Bird of Prey for 

Exhibition Purposes and Nature Study 

Hard Practice Has Made Him Sufficiently Expert to Steal Up 

On and Snipe the Winged One from the Saddle of His Mount 

BACK in California, that Coast 
State where the "Native Son" 
is eternally starting something that 
is new and novel, one Everett Col- 
bum has discovered a unique method 
of hawk hunting. Colburn, who is 
a taxidermist and museum collector, 
has discovered that by dint of care- 
ful practice he can land more hawks 
directly from the saddle of his 
motorcycle than by any other 
method he has employed for hunting 
the fleet, sly 

These large 
birds, which 
are much de- 
sired as 
spec! mens 
for the adorn- 
ment of halls, 
dens, etc., are 
difficult t o 
a pproach. 
But Mr- Col- 
bom, who is 
also a skilled 
cyclist, as 
well as a 
fauDter and 
tax idermist, 
noticed that 
hawks would 
often sit on a 

By Juan Edaardo 

fence post, or other perch within 
easy gun range of the highway, and . 
remain undisturbed as he sped past 
on his machine. 

With these facts in mind he con- 
ceived the idea that if he carriesl 
his shot gun on his motorcycle 
loaded with heavy shot, and ready 
for instant action, he would be able 
to bag many a bird that he would 
otherwise never get a shot at. He 
tried out the scheme, and it has 

ColbnrB Caniht in HU MotorcjclxHawkiBB Act 

been so successful that the hawk 
population of Los Angeles county 
seems to be endangered. 

The shot gun is carried in a 
special clamp on the top of the gaso- 
line tank of the machine, and is also 
secured to the hunter's body by 
means of an ordinary gun sling 
strap. Thus equipped the hunter 
speeds upon his quarry, and when 
within convenient gun range, lets go 
of the handle bars, grabs his trusty 
gun and fires. 
As may be 
imagined this 
is a feat that 
no d u b - 
motorcyclis t 
would dare 
Most of Mr. 
C o 1 b u r n ' s 
h u n ti n g is 
done in the 
rough and 
rugged por- 
tions of the 
where the 
roads are 
anything but 
good . He 
gets in his 
death dealing 
shot at a speed 
of 40. to 50 
miles an hour. 


Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

July 26, 1917 

As It Used to Be 

A Bit of Ancient History Covering Some Pony Express 

Trails Through the Western Plains 

Crossing the Continent Now on Tried and Trusty Two- Wheeler 
Is Child's Play Compared to Pioneer Methods Through 

Virgin and Unsettled Country 

By Robert Bruce 

NOW that cross-country touring is rap- 
idly increasing, and many of the old 
trails have become standard highways for 
motor travel, there is a great revival of in- 
terest in their historic features, especially 
between the Missouri River and the Pacific 
Coast. Perhaps the most picturesque de- 
velopment before the advent of the trans- 
continentatl railways was the old-time pony 
"Overland Express," about which there 
seems to be a surprising dearth of litera- 
ture, as the searcher at any of the large 
public libraries will discover. But if, as 
a sort of forlorn hope, the inquirer will look 
up the old series of the Congressional Rec- 
ord for 1861 (then known as the "Congres- 
sional Globe"), he will find, beginning on 
page 1416, under date of March 2, reports 
of the legislative debates which led up to 
the authorization by Congress of the "new 
Central Route to California by Pony Ex- 

The first and most expensive postage 
across the continent by this means was $5 
a letter; but still the correspondence was 
heavy for those days, and the project un- 
doubtedly proved profitable to the carrier. 
The latter was known as the Russell Pony 
Express Co., and ran, in connection with the 
Butterfield Express Co., from St. Louis, 
over the "southern route" to the Pacific 
Coast across Kansas, New Mexico and 
Arizona, using at least some of the modern 
"Trail to Sunset." This was in the late 
50*s and early 60's, when the Union Pa- 
cific and the Central Pacific were building 
toward each other, but had not yet spanned 
the continent. 

Carryinf Mail Under Difficulty 

Naturally the war of 1861-65 interfered 
with the regularity of the mail service over 
the southern route, and likewise did the 
Indians; so in time it was deemed expe- 
dient to select a more northerly route, which 
has since become well known as the Central 
Overland route, or "Overland Trail." At 
first the Butterfield Co. secured the con- 
tract, carrying a revenue, it has been esti- 
mated, of about $1,000,000 annually, but in 
place of the oiginal $5 per-letter rate, for 
the allied pony express, they agreed to carry 
letters for $2 apiece, the weight not to ex- 
ceed one ounce. This contract formally 
authorized by Congress on March 2, 1861, 
was extended to June 30, 1864. 

It was not all plain sailing, however, as 
the company's agents were often in trouble, 
especially with the Indians ; at one time the 
situation became so serious that for weeks 
no mail could be carried overland, and so it 
had to be sent by the long sea route, via 
Pananva. Using the same routes as the 
"Pony Express." but always lagging behind 
for days— or even for weeks — was the regu- 

lar passenger and mail service, which was 
contracted to run from St. Joseph, Mo., on 
the Missouri River, to Placerville, Cal., 
about 150 miles east of San Francisco Bay, 
to which point the railroad had reached. 

The Pony Express left St. Louis semi- 
weekly, and was scheduled to reach Placer- 
ville in ten days, the distance being approxi- 
mately 2,700 miles, via Denver and Salt 
Lake City. This performance was notable 
as being the longest Pony Express in this or 
any other country, although in the matter 
of speed, for day and night traveling, it was 
not a remarkable average, being about 270 
miles in the 24 hours. The fastest Euro- 
pean Pony Express, in 6-mile relays, was 
from Dover to London about 100 years 
ago; the time was only 4 hours for the 80 
miles — a rate of nearly 500 miles if kept up 
for the entire 24 hours, or almost double 
the western American speed. But the Brit- 
ish ponies had a superb road to travel on 
then as now, while the American ponies 
usually had a mere trail — all dust in dry 
weather, all mud in wet weather. 

Horses Give Way to Trains 

Leaving St. Joseph every day but Sunday, 
the ordinary overland mail trailed slug- 
gishly after the nimble pony; it was sched- 
uled through to California in from 21 to 23 
days, but it was often 30 full days on the 

way. In 1864 the Butterfield people were 
underbidden for the contract by Ben Holli- 
day and W. B. Dinsmore, of New York, 
who formed the Overland Mail Co.; tbcn 
the predecessor of the present Wells-Fargo 
Express Co., but only for some hundreds 
of miles, in the late 60*s, instead of thou- 
sands — for as the years rolled by the steel 
rails had been creeping closer from the East 
and the West. The junction was eflfected 
on May 9, 1869, and the next day through 
mails were in transit all the way from the 
Atlantic to the Pacific, without transfer; 
this ended for all time the historical Pony 
Express. It was a thing of the past before 
the days of modern photography, and illus- 
trations of it, except paintings, are rare ; the 
seal of the Post Office Department is now 
the most frequently seen of all suggestions 
of the Pony Express era, though other me- 
mentos of the old days along the principal 
trans-continental routes are frequent 

Brinckerhoff a Pioneer 

On March 23. 1913, E. A. Brinkerhoff. a 
pioneer in the West, where he rode the first 
pony express, died at his home in Englc- 
wood, N. J.; and during his lifetime saw 
the Pony Express replaced by a regular 
mail service, crossing the continent in less 
than 5 days. The story of his life reads 
like a romance. At the age of 16 years he 
took passage on the clipper ship Adelaide 
for a voyage around the world. 

When the Adelaide changed her course 
on reaching San Francisco and returned 
to New York, Mr. Brinkerhoff decided to 
stay in California and became connected 
with the Wells-Fargo Express Co.. acting 
as their agent in several of the mining sta- 
tions in that State. He was also in that 
company's steamboat service on the Sacra- 
mento River, and in 1859 he carried the first 
package of letters from San Francisco to 
Sacramento, opening the first pony express 
service on the American Continent. 

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A Few Spare Links 


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IT sure is a great sight to witness a big 
road competition getting under way. If 
ever you saw a group of motorcyclists pre- 
pared for anything and everything, it is the 
competitors of such a run. Be it rainy, 
they are all dolled up in their Rainy 
Daisies, rubber coats, "Slickers" boots, 
chained fore and aft, sparkplugs taped up, 
mags shellaced and route cards under cellu- 

completed drove off leaving the rock as a 
menace to those who followed. That is a 
dangerous and careless habit, one that we 
hope motorcyclists are not accustomed to 
doing. See that our score is clean in that 

Be it a 24-hour contest, then you see 
extra headlights, swiveling so as to follow 
the road ahead or read signs, with a spare 
bulb or two, packed away carefully, or a 
trouble lamp for quick roadside repairs. It 
is the rider who is well prepared who wins 
endurance runs, and nobody knows it bet- 
ter than the veteran riders. 

J'ever bump into a rock in the center of 
a road, on an up grade, in the dark? It 
was left there by some lad ahead of you 
who had to stop to make a roadside repair 
or adjustment, and who used the stone to 
block his wheels, then when repairs were 

Our Irish contemporary says anent some 
of the motorcycle military antics we arc 
now indulging in: "When American mo- 
tor cyclists find employment on active ser- 
vice as despatch riders they will learn that 
it makes very little difference where they 
carry their despatches. They can carry 
them in their hands, in their pockets, or 
between their teeth. The very last thing 
that is likely to happen to the despatch 
rider is to fall into the hands of the enemy, 
as their work will be entirely behind their 
own lines. We can forgive America these 
little foibles. They were our own less than 
three years ago, and those delightful little 
hints as to how to hide your despatch in 
your sock or in the lining of your cap were 
swallowed as eagerly by our embryo de- 
patch riders as, apparently, they are now 
being swallowed in the States." 

July 26, 1917 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

Motorcycle Week Ending 

How Members of the Grand Rapids Club Employ Their Machines as a Means to An 
End and That End a Real Good Time Out of Doors 

One Week-End Jollification at Lakeside Camp as An Example 

By Tom Morton 

clubs there will be found one or two 
cliques of real dyed-in-the-wool fans, good 
natured from sunup 
to sundown, and al- 
ways ready for a 
good time. 

And the bunch I 
have in mind, all 
members of the Old 
Guard of the Grand 
Rapids M. C, is no 
exception. Take the 
little week-end party 
we had one week 
in August last year 
as an example. We 
had such a particu- 
larly good time on 
this little trip that I 
remember it dis- 
tinrtly, and look 
forward to many 
more throughout 
the present season. 
There were six of 

We drew lots and Youngs fell the vic- 
n. He tried to ride the distance but the 
nd was too deep, and after several spills 

Arriving at the cottage again we found 
old Cy and Youngs deeply absorbed in a 
game of cribbage and enlisted their aid in 
washing and crack- 

ing the 


bought enough grub 
and refreshments to 
last us throughout 
the stay. We shipped 
them out to our cot- 
tj^e. which is lo- 
cated eleven miles 
from the nearest 

Then, on Satur- 
day evening after 
Red Heath got 
through his repair 
work on Excelsiors : 
Chipman knocked 
off tuning pianos, 
Blakeslee, being a 
fastidious brick- 
layer. was of the 
sort to shun work 

on Saturday afternoon; John Youngs, a 
trouble shooter, ceased to shoot; Byrne 
Hull and myself, both members of the 
S. 0. R. (Sons of Rest), we met at 
Heath's place of business and hiked out 
for camp. 

Everything went fine on the 30-mile trip 
to the cottage and we made it in so much 
less than an hour that I hesitate to write 
the exact figure lest I incur the likelihood 
of being termed a "speed hound." 

When we arrived at the cottage — it's our 
cottage, by the way, the boys of our clique 
tMugfat and paid for it — we found old Cy, 
who had brought down our provisions, 
there on the spot with a grand mess of lish 
which he had just pulled from the lake. 
Bat we needed milk, and it was three or 
four miles to the nearest farm house to get 

packing it in 
rel with the afore- 
mentioned refresh- 
ments, after which 
we all took a hand 
in the card game. 
Along about mid- 
night cards grew 
tiresome and Red 
turned in, while 
Blakeslee thought a 
swim would be good 
for .his health. 
Chipman and I, in 
the meantime, be- 
gan to pull an argu- 
ment about motor- 
cycles in general 
and also in particu- 
lar. It waxed 
warmer and warmer 
until about 2 a. m., 
when it got too 
much for old Cy 

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Malarcj'cle Clab] Bathinc and Fkbing Ar* FaTorita Paatuns* of tbe Ridar* 

which nearly cost us the milk pail, he de- 
cided to "hoof it." It was an hour and 
then some before he showed up and we 
sat down to eat. 

The supper over, we drew lots to see 
who was to do the chores — that is wash 
the supper dishes — and Youngs' luck went 
back on him again. 

fn the meantime we com m and e red both 
row boats to go for ice. The ice house, 
about two miles from the cottage, is the 
only other building on this particular one 
of Michigan's many lakes. It was a bright 
moonlight night and we rowed all over the 
sheet of water, making the night hideous 
with our singing. Finally we arrived at 
the ice house, and sliding the heavy door 
back we selected several choice cuts, well 
smothered in sawdust, and rowed back. 

with : "Say, if you 
fellows are going to 
argue all night I'm 
going fishing." And 
he did. 

Finally Blakeslee 
came in dripping 
like a Ash and 
crawled into bed 
with Heath, who in 
the meantime was 
in the deepest of 

There was a great 

"hullabaloo" as 
might be expected, 
which ended in 
Youngs pulling the 
lir and dowsing them 
e water, a feat which 
the lake, clothes and 
e young folks pitched 
eyes and it seemed 
inutes before old Cy woke 
us up by asking if we intended to sleep 
the rest of the day. We arose "en masse," 
so to speak, for no one would dare trust 
the others sufficiently to stay in bed while 
they were prowling around. To do so 
would incur a penalty such as Youngs paid 
for his ice water stunt 

A swim before breakfast just whetted 
our appetites and we pitched in on the 
bacon and eggs, and the particularly choice 
brew of Java which old Cy had prepared 
for us. We sat around a bit after wash- 
(CotUinutd on page 19} 

bed clothes off the 
both with a pail of 
netted him a bath 
all. After that, all 
into bed, closed 

Motorcycle and Bicycle IixustRAted July 26, 19I7 

DEEL 1, Scene 1- 
J\ who was the < 



■ Keene. 

of Corn 


N, Y,, 

July gi 

irl to (irii 

, the 

: local 

Gypsy Tour and co 

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lie with a 



Scene 2 — Depicting the 

motorcycle squad of the 



Conn., police depar 

and Uieir 

Harley-Davidson m 


wliich are all equipped wii 

h Usco til 

Scene 3— A Cnk.i 

nl>ia M 


: "doing 

his bit" in 

a war garden soniei 

*here i 

n Massac 


Scene 4— Hcrhen 

t Tayl. 

[>r prcpar 

ing for 

a day's 


ing at 

Swartswnod Lake, 


Taylor u: 

ses his Excelsioi 

such fishing trips. 

ville, N. J., while on a recent social 

Scene 6 — Two Indian boosters of Tacoma, Wash., who took 
pari in a run to Grays Harbor a short time ago. 

Scene 7— C. E. Denton, the Reading Standard agent at Os- 
sining. N. Y., demonstrating the pulling power of the machine 
that is "built and tested in the mountains." 

Scene 8— How C. E. Boyland. of ZanesviUe. O,. carries his 
two beagles on the luggage carrier of his Indian when he goes 

July 26. I9i; Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

REEL 2, Scene 1 — ^john Pad. president of the Crotona M. C Wright aviation field near Dayton, O.. where Uncle Sam's 

and Tim Mahoney, in the sidecar, at the Pompton Plains boys are now training, 

check in the "Usco" endurance run held July 15. Scene 5 — Hoosami Ahai Esoofally, Dutch Road. Sural. 

Scene 2— Line-up of riders in front of the Cycle Club, which Jjl^'^- "'''? ^'^ touring outfit which utilizes the Smith Motor 

is sponsored by Yale E. Smith, Eugene. Ore. Smith, who is "^**' as .ts power plant. jr r ^ 

seen at the extreme right, is the Indian dealer, and all the w^"" J^'^ t°^^ lightweight enthusiast, F Lee Keator. of 

■Mchines in the photo are 1917 models. Margaretville, -N. Y., who has ridden his machine between six 

_ . r^ , ■ I, . ■ ,~ .,.,.„., and seven thousand miles, 

SccB« a-Fletcher and Bucher lapping Stowhl m the 10-mile g^ene 7— From right to left are seen: Don Johns. Charles 

event at the Coshocton. O.. races on July 4th. Kels and Fred Ludlow, who took first, third and second places. 

Been* 4— A Dayton Motor Bicycle rider at the Wilbur respectively, in the Santa Maria Fourth of July races. 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

July 26, 1917 

Cygnet Mountaineering 

Being the Tale of a Trip from Los Angeles to Bakersfield Made by a Family of Four 
on a Harley- Davidson with Rear Car Outfit 

Neither Desert nor Grade Interferes with Trip's Progress 


1, An ImprawiT* Vi«w of tk« Ridga Roiitag 2, Looking from North End of tha Ridge into Tajon Pui; 3, tlw HBrlay-DaTMaOB 

and Cjgnat Combination at tlw Summit of tlw Paw; 4, a Stop at the Waynd* Inn at Ckandlar* in Tajoo Pau; 6, tha 

Happy Yoongstan and Friand Wifa Look Plaaiant in Boqnat Canjon Whila Papa Takaa tha Pictora 

est boulevard on earth where the auto 
stages hit a 70-mile gait every trip. Along 
this great bridge over the desert with top 
of car up, Mr. Richardson's little family 
could study the desert and never worry. 
And all too soon the Cjgnet's passengers 
were in Bakersfield. 

After the visit in the Oil City was over 
the return trip was begun, this time to fol- 
low the Ridge Route south of the Tejon 
and see the 29 miles of winding moiintun 
top road, one of the most novel joumeyt 
to be had anywhere. Bakersfield was left 
at 9:30 in the morning. There was a stop 
for lunch in the Tejon pass and the sum- 
mit was passed at 12:30. Then after 
reaching the ridge there were frequent 
pauses to enjoy the views, some points 
where a dozen ranges of mountains could 
be seen at once, other points where one 
can look down into the deep, dark canyons 
and be thankful to be on the ridge with its 
wide trail. Here many photographs were 
taken and the little tots learned more 
geography than they will out of books for 
many a year. 

Reaching pavement after getting out of 
the ridge, Los Angeles, 35 miles farther, 
was soon reached and home at Point 
Firmin. above San Pedro Harbor at 6:30 
that afternoon. 

TIME was when to go from Los Angeles 
to Bakersfield in any sort of convey- 
ance in less than three days was something 
to boast of for a long lime. When auto- 
mobiles did it in two days it was a record. 
By motorcycle it was a nightmare uatil 
the State highway was paved between 
Tejon pass and Bakersfield and the Ridge 
Route pass carved out along a range of 
mountains. Now, by the best route, it is 
an easy day's journey, but, by way of the 
desert, either through Tehachapi pass and 
the east end of the Antelope, or via Bo- 
quet or Mint passes and the west end of 
the Antelope is yet to be dreaded. 

E. W. Richardson of Point Firmin, near 
San Pedro Harbor, about 30 miles south 
of Los Angeles, recently added a Cygnet 
rear car to his good old Harley-Davidson 
three-speed, so as to take his wife and two 
children on his tours, and straightway 
decided to tour up the center of the great 
state of California to Bakersfield, the center 
of the oil industry. 

Wishing to show his family as much 
scenery as possible he went through Bo- 
quet canyon and the west end of the .An- 
telope wing of the Mojave desert joining 
the state highway near Tejon pass, where 
the lofty Sierra Nevada range joins the 
coast range of mountains. This required 

crossing the Santa Monica Mountains 
through Cahuenga pass and San Fernando 
Mountains by Fremont pass, but this is all 
paved and of easy grades. 

At Saugus. in the Santa Clara, he 
pointed his good old Harley-Davidson and 
Cygnet north into the lower Soledad, then 
through Texas canyon into the winding 
Boquet canyon, with stiff climbs for many 
miles and several fords. In the high 
mountain vale of Elizabeth he again en- 
countered a climb over the desert moun- 
tains into the Antelope, and then followed 
the old desert road through occasional soft 
sand through Fairmount, Nenach and 
Bailey's, the desert stage stations, striking 
the new state highway at Quail Lake, one 
of those queer desert sinks where moun- 
tain streams slop and no lish live. 

Now the Richardson s were on good 
roads again though with plenty of climb- 
ing up into the Tejon pass, but once over 
the summit at 4230 feet it was all down hill 
ten miles or more to the desert on the 
north side, but with plenty of shade and a 
bubbling brook and good camping places. 

Here they tarried a while and lunched 
as all good travelers should do. North of 
the Tejon. the slate highway has taken that 
awful sand out of the desert and dropped 
instead some thirty odd miles of the fast- 

July 26, 1917 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 


More About Kerosene 

Some Added Suggestions for Cutting the Cost of Motorcycle Operation by Substituting 

the Cheaper Heavier Fuel for Gasoline 

How the Double Tank Aids the Would-Be Experimenter 

SINCE preparing the article on experi- 
mentation with kerosene as a fuel for 
use in running a motorcycle motor, which 
was published in the February 15 issue of 


or two other ideas regarding the same have 
come to my attention. At the time the ex- 
periments were in progress — the latter part 
of the summer of 1916—1 had not seen the 
1917 model Indian and therefore did not 
know of the new type gasoline tank with 
two separate compartments, each having its 
own shut-off valve and feed to the car- 
buretor, as is now standard equipment for 
1917. I cannot state how many other 
makes have some such arrangement of fuel 
feed, but undoubtedly the practice will soon 
be universal, if not already so. 

In any case, the point I wish to emphasize 
is that such a type of tank and fuel feed 
provides an absolutely ideal opportunity 
for all sorts of experimenting as regards 
fuel mixtures and mileage that can be ob- 
tained from a definite supply of any fuel. 
A pint of gasoline could be put in one 
compartment, the other being full, and the 
rider would then have means of returning 
when he had found exactly how far the 
pint would carry him. 

Use of Double Tank 

One compartment can be filled with gas- 
oline, the other with kerosene. Then by a 
judicious manipulation of the shut-off 
valves, the rider can deliver to the car- 
buretor any desired mixture of the two fuels, 
or run on either one alone. And, best of 
an, he has at his disposal the means for 
starting on gasoline and nmning on that 
fuel until the motor is well heated, after 
which he can cut down on the gasoline 
feed and turn in a little kerosene, con- 
tinuing that process until, if he so desires, 
be is feeding pure kerosene to the motor. 
In my kerosene experiments I viras great- 
ly handicapped by not having the double 
compartment tank, and, of course, had no 
way of warming the engine on pure gaso- 
line until such time as it was able to va- 
porize properly the kerosene-gasoline com- 
bination. My principal objection to the 
use of the high percentage mixture lay in 
die difficulty experienced in starting, a dif- 
ficulty which one would not — perhaps I 
should say need not — experience if he had 
a machine with the two-compartment tank. 
Ri^t here comes up a point about which 
the experimenter would have to be carefuL 
If I motorcyclist is trying the scheme out 
and is running his machine on a high pro- 
portion of kerosene, depending on the gas- 
oline compartment to provide a starting 
^1, he must remember to shut off the 
Irerosene valve and open the other long 
enough before reaching a stopping point 
to bom up the fuel already in ^e ear- 

By George M. Joluuon 

buretor and thus fill the latter with the 
more volatile liquid. Otherwise, when he 
stops, the carburetor will contain a mixture 
that will absolutely refuse to vaporize in 
anything less than a hot motor, leaving the 
unfortunate rider reduced to the cruel ex- 
tremity of draining the carburetor of that 
fuel and replacing with gasoline before he 
is able to proceed. 

Ob Pure Kerosene 

Another thing to bear in mind is this: 
A rider with one of the new divided tank 
machines will probably find that the en- 
gine will run on a very high percentage 
of kerosene — I have talked with one rider 
who has already tried this, and he reports 
that he ran on pure kerosene, the gasoline 
feed tightly closed — but he should not ex- 
pect his motor to run at very high speed 
on such fuel. Even in hot weather and 
in a hot engine, kerosene, or a high per- 
centage kerosene-gasoline combination, will 
not vaporize any too well. With the mo- 
tor turning over fast — say, a road speed 
of forty miles an hour — the juice comes 



The Kid has gone to the Colors, 

And we don*t know what to say; 
The Kid we have loved and cuddled. 

Stepped out for the Flag today. 
We thought him a chOd, a baby. 

With never a eare at all. 
But his country called him man-diet 

And the Kid has heard the calL 

He paused to watch the recruiting. 

Where, fired by the fife and drum. 
He bowed his head to Old Glory, 

And thought that it whispered: '*Come!*' 
The Kid, not being a slacker, 

Stood forth with patriot-joy 
To add his name to the roster — 

And, God, we're proud of the boy! 

The Kid has gone to the Colors; 

It seems but a little while 
Since he drilled a schoolboy army 

In a truly martial style. 
But now he's a man, a soldier. 

And we lend him a listening ear. 
For his heart is a heart aU loyal, 

Unseourged by the curse of fear. 

His dad, fdien he told him, shuddered; 

His mother — God bless her! cried; • 
Yet, blessed with a mother-natore. 

She wept with a mother^ride. 
But he whose old shoulders straif^teDod 

Was Grandad — for memory ran 
To years when he, too, a youngster. 

Was changed by the Flag to a man. 

—Moiar WorUL 


through the manifold too rapidly for it to 
have time for complete vaporization. The 
result will be irregular running of the mo- 
tor and greatly decreased efficiency; there 
will be a limit in speed above which the 
fuel will not vaporize. 

In this connection it might be worth 
while to sound a warning against some dis- 
honest dealers in gasoline. In more than 
a few filling stations the practice has been 
adopted of mixing the gasoline with kero- 
sene before selling it to the consumer. If 
you are having extra trouble with your fuel 
in cold weather, this may possibly be the 
cause. With kerosene selling at ten cents 
a gallon and gas at two and a half times 
that figure, or even higher, there is a big 
profit in dumping a gallon of kerosene into 
every two or three gallons of gasoline sold. 

Welch for Frauds 

I am perfectly willing to feed a kerosene 
mixture to the motor, when said operation 
is done for my own profit, but I certainly 
do object to the proprietor of a filling sta- 
tion fattening his wallet by that process. 
I read in a New York paper not long ago 
of one filling station where pure — in a way 
of speaking — gasoline was on sale at the 
regular price, but the canny proprietor had 
his own private kerosene mixture, which, 
under a fancy name, he recommended to 
his patrons as a higher grade of gas than 
the average, and which he had the nerve 
to sell at a price several cents a gallon 
above that of the other fuel. Lacking, as 
we do, any genuine standard for stating 
positively just what gasoline is or is not, 
the selling of an inferior quality of fuel 
becomes altogethet too easy a proposition. 
It provides us with another illustration of 
that popular American pastime — stick the 
ultimate consumer! 


(Continued from page 15) 

ing the dishes and then acted on the sug- 
gestion of Byrne, mounted our machines 
and started on a trip to Gunn Lake, a 
Summer resort a couple of miles away. 

We did what there was to do at Gunn 
Lake, which wasn't very much for a crowd 
of fellows who were after real sport, and 
then came back again to our own sheet of 
water, and found old Cy all ready with his 
rig to drive the eleven miles to the railroad 
station. He had to leave early for his nag 
was no winged "Pegasus" and he was in 
hopes of getting home in time for supper. 
We saw him off and then went fishing. 
Red and I fished and landed a nice mess 
of blue gills and fiy^ nice black bass. The 
rest of the fellows had a swim and a gab- 
fest, after which we all pitched in, put the 
cottage in order, and started on our way 
back to town. 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustbated 

July 26, 1917 


"Business as Usual"— and in Some Cases More So! 

WE can't dodge facts. The man who tries to is 
using up a lot of energy that could be better 
applied otherwise. The facts are bound to get 
to him in the end ; and when they do he will realize that 
he wasted considerable time in beating about the pro- 
verbial bush when the true situation was at all times as 
clear as day before him. 

A few cycle dealers have been disturbed by America's 
entry into the worid war, and have begun to tell them- 
selves that it is useless to expect satisfactorj' business 
under such circumstances — dodging the fact, mind you, 
that their competitors around the corner, in the next 
town and all over the country are selling motorcycles, 
bicycles and accessories as fast as they can get them. 
That's costly dodging. It keeps the finicky dealer in a 
state of morbid uncertainty and prevents him from put- 
ting his best efforts into his business. He's so busy 
convincing himself that his original forebodings were 

correct and justified that someone else has to step in 
and do the selling. A dealer who is worrying himself 
thin with the hallucination that the country is going to 
the demnition bow-wows certainly is in no mood to 
accept ready cash across his counter. He's looking and 
thinking in the other direction. 

So as a matter of plain business common sense it be- 
hooves all of us to drop conjecture and look at the cold 

Bu.'iiness is going on quite as usual. If we keep that in 
mind and put forth our customary sales efforts we will 
find that in every way 1917 is as good a cycle year as 
1916, — and a better year in many districts. Anyone who 
holds a contrary opinion, in the face of easily obtainable 
figures, is, in the parlance of the day, "bucking his own 
game." The facts show that this is an active season for 
cycle agents, that there is a healthy demand and plenty 
of money to back it up. Let's proceed on that line. 

July 26, 1917 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 



Leifie Parkfaunt SeU the "Twice-Around-the-aock" Solo Mark at 1,45234 Miles, Also Clipping 

Baker's 500 and IfOOO-Mile Timesf Otto Walker and Carl Lutgens Bring the Sidecar Maik 

Up to 1,158^ Miles; Equipment Played a Big Part in the Record Trials 

SHEEPSHEAD BAY, N. Y., July 20.— 
Two Harley-E)aTicl»oii riders, Leslie 
Parkhurst and Otto Walker, riding to- 
gether on the two-mile board speedway 
here during the past 24-hours, smashed 
four world's motorcycle records. Park- 
hurst hung up a new and phenomena] rec- 
ord of 1,452^ miles for 24 hours of travel 
oo a solo machine, breaking the mark set 
1^ £. G. Baker on the Cincinnati speedway 
three weeks ago by 66U miles. 

Incidentally, Parkhurst hung up a new 
time of 7 hours 35 minutes 17 seconds for 
the 500 miles and 17 hours, 8 minutes, 28 
seconds for the 1,000 miles, beating the 
former records for these distances which 
also were held by Baker, by 1 hour 3 
minutes 13 seconds, and 18 minutes 2 sec- 
onds respectively. 

Walker, for his part, clean knocked the 
spots out of the 24-hour sidecar record, 
set up a month or so ago by C. F. Bruschi, 
who traveled an even 1,000 miles within the 
allotted lime. Walker drove his Harley- 
Davids on- Rogers sidecar combination, with 
Carl Lutgens as passenger, 1158J^ miles in 
the 24-hour interval. 

The riders have 
been making most 
elaborate prepara- 
tions for the record 
trials during the 
past week, the toul 
expenses attaching 
to Ae event being 
borne by George E. 
Wood, who is head 
and shontders of 
the Harley-David- 
son Motorcycle 
Sales Co., New 
York distributor 
for the Milwaukee- 
made machine. It 
tad been planned 
to moke the start at 
o'dodc yesterday 



threatening weather 
coupled with a 
kaky taidc discov- 
ered u the last mo- 
ment in Walker's 
machine caused a 
for a 
rs. It 

By E. F. HaUock 

o'clock that every last detail insuring the 
success of the trials had been arranged and 
Referee Tim Mahoney lired the starting 

Parkhurst made the first lap of the 
course in 1 minute 30 seconds flat and cov- 
ered an even 68 mites in the first hour of 
running. This speed was somewhat slack- 
ened during the second hour by a stop for 
a rear wheel change made necessary by a 
puncture so that his mileage fell off to 62. 
A flat tire during the third hour also 
brought down his mileage to the 62-mile 

Raanms* Hn Spead 

Absence of trouble permitted him to shoot 
up his mileage to 64 during the fourth hour 
and 70 miles during the fifth. At 11:57 
Parkhurst, having covered 321 miles, came 
in for gas, which, coupled with the fact that 
at 12:55 a. m. his rear shoe went flat, once 
more causing a 7 minute stop, brought 
down his 6th hour mileage to 64 miles. He 
bent to it again during his 7lh hour and 
rolled off 72 miles, but shortly after two 
o'clock the threatened rain began to fall 

and he slowed his pace during the 8th hour 
to 46 miles. 

At 2:35 a. m. Parkhurst finished his 300th 
mile, eclipsing Baker's record for the dis- 
tance. At 2:38, two laps after breaking 
the 500-mile record, he stopped once again 
for gas and a bite to eat, and was away 
again in 9 minutes. At 2:55 it began to 
rain hard and at 508 miles Parkhurst came 
in quite discouraged. He laid off for 35 
minutes, starting again at 3 :30, so that his 
9th hour mileage fell o3 to only 18. 

It rained so hard during the 23 minntes. 
he was riding that his plugs became wet and 
he limped home on one cylinder at 536* 
miles at 3.53 a. m. He did not ride at all 
for more than an hour, starting on the 
track again at 5 :26, despite the fact that 
the track was so slippery that one could 
scarcely stand on it without falling. The 
rain, in the meantime, let up and Park- 
hurst hit it out at a better than 70-mile 
clip, and made 44 miles for the llth hour. 
although he rode actually only 34 min- 

Parkhurst, during the early hours of his 
ride, realiiing that it was essential to lay 
down on his ma- 
chine and pile up 
the mileage during 
the hours of dark- 
ness while he was 
still fresh, had 
hugged the tank 
right up to the 
point where the 
rain called him off. 
He had been fairly 
well discouraged in 
the more than two 
hours he lost and 
was on the verge of 
throwing up the at- 
tempt. But h i 5 
faithful seconds 
rged him on 



e t h and 

LmIw ParkhurM Snappad at tha finish of His Racord Rida al Skaapskaad 

: to the arduous 
task of maintaining 
an average speed of 
better than 65 miles 
throughout the re- 
mainder of the day, 
a feat he knew 
(Con. on page 26) 


Motorcycle and Bicycle Illvstrated 

July 26, 1917 


War Busiiiess Totaling $988,000 Split Between Imfian and Harley-Davids<m Factories; Sidecar 

Order Eaqpected Momentarily on Bids of June 13 

CHICAGO, 111., July !&— Contracts for 
$968,000 worth of motorcycles for 
army duty were awarded today by the War 
Department on bids submitted at the Gen- 
eral Depot of the Quartermaster's Corps 
here on June 13. 

The contracts, which call for a total of 
4,000 three-speed twin machines, were split 
between the Indian and Harley- Davidson 
factories, the Hendee Mfg. Co. receiving a 
contract for 2,500 machines and the Har- 
ley-Davidson folks an order for 1,500. The 
motorcycles are to be bought at a uniform 
outside price of $247 apiece, a price which 
was agreed tipon in a conference between 


Transportation Bureau Recruiting Mo- 
torcycle Company at Ft. Sam Houston 

WASHINGTON, D. C, July 23.— The 
Transportation Bureau Quartermas- 
ter's Corps has sent out a call for motor- 
cycle riders to join a special motorcycle 
company which has just been created un- 
der a new regulation* Recruiting for this 
new motorcycle division will be in charge 
of the Quartermaster at Ft Sam Houston, 
San Antonio, Tex. 

The plan calls for the immediate recruit- 
ing of motorcycle riders for such service 
as they can render astride their two-wheel- 
ers. Motorcyclists who arc desirous of 
signing up for this new line of army activ- 
ity should get in touch at once with the 
Quartermaster at Ft. Sam Houston, giving 
full information as to age, dependents, if 
any, experience and general qualifications 
for military work. 


Call for 41 Competent Riders for New 
Iowa Military Body 

DES MOINES, la., July 23.— The Iowa 
ammunition motor train now being re- 
cruited here, and which will be 800 strong, 
is to be equipped with 41 motorcycles and 
sidecars. The ammunition motor train is to 
be used for overseas service and the details 
of the recruiting are being worked out by 
Major E. C. Worthington, who has issued 
a call for competent motorcycle men. Be- 
sides the motorcycles and sidecars there 
will be 324 cargo trucks, 24 tank trucks, 
13 mess trucks, 12 light trucks, 15 auto- 
mobiles, three spare artillery guns, three 
spare storage wagons and 20 machine guns. 


Ottawa, Ont — ^The Canadian Militia 
office provides the information that Private 
J. A. McNeil, formerly of the 166th Can- 
adian Battalion and later a despatch rider 
with the Canadian Overseas Army, is still 
confined to a Canadian military hospital in 
England after six months' treatment fol- 
lowing a leg amputation. McNeil is bet- 
ter known as the former Excelsior and 
Cyclone motordrome racing star. He was 
racing at the Toronto motordrome when 
he decided to enlist. He is a Canadian by 

representatives of the Government and the 
respective motorcycle factories. It is also 
understood that the bulk of machines 
called for in the huge order will be deliv- 
ered just as fast as the factories can turn 
them ont The total number of machines 
are to be ready for Government use within 
four months. 

The motorcycles will be used as a part 
of the equipment of the fighting forces in 
France, as well as for transportation serv- 
ice in the army concentration camps before 
the troops are sent across. The contracts 
call for some slight modifications of the 
present models in accordance with the 

birth but had become famous on American 
tracks. Friends may write to him, address- 
ing Private J. A. McNefl (669), Moore 
Barracks Hospital, ShomdiflFe, England. 


Omaha, Neb., July 23. — ^The Fort Omaha 
aviation training school has been fitted out 
for experimental purposes with six modem 
motorcycles. The equipment is made up 
of two each, Excebiors, Indians and Har- 


San Francisco, Cal., July 23. — ^Bids for 
57 motorcycles have been asked for by the 
Quartermaster's Department of the U. S. 
Army, Western Department The machines 
are to be used at the Palo Alto cantonment 


Cleveland, O., July 23.— The Standard 
Parts Co., maker of Stanweld tubing and 
other parts which enter into the construc- 
tion of both bic3rcles and motorcycles, has 
purchased the rights under the Lloyd pat- 
ents covering gas welding of steel tubing, 
which are considered to dominate the tub- 
ing field. The patents are shared by ^e 
Standard Welding Co. with the El3rria Iron 
& Steel Co. The immediate reflection of 
the acquisition to the rights will take the 
form of a large extension of the Stanweld 
tubing business. 


Brooklyn, N. Y., July 23. — Emil Aufero, 
who is head and shoulders of the E. A. 
Laboratories Co., maker of E. A. warning 
signals and similar products, has been hon- 
ored by being appointed to an important 
post on Mayor Mitchel's reception commit- 
tee to the Italian Embassy. Mr. Aufero 
has been busy on this civic service for the 
past few weeks. 


Pittsburgh, Pa,, July 23.— The Iron City 
Products Co. has been formed in this city 
for the purpose of manufacturing a new 
and patented leak-proof piston ring which 
will be marketed under the trade name 
"I. C. P." The moving spirit in the enter- 
prise is Ed. McCoy, a local banker of note. 

standardization plans drawn up at a meet- 
ing of engineers representing the motor- 
cycle industry and army officials which 
was held in Washington on Jtme 28 and 
duly reported in a previous issue of Motor 
Cycle and Bicycle Illustrated. Spokes, 
hubs, rims and sprockets were standardized 
at that meeting. 

The original order given by the army 
asked for bids on from one to 5,000 solo 
motorcycles and from one to 5,000 sidecar 
combinations, and it is quite to be expected 
that contracts for the balance of the order 
will be awarded within the next few 


Goodrich Touring Bureau Man Complet- 
ing Bordering Trip 

^EW YORK, July 24.— R. B. Parrish, 
A^ who, astride a Harley-Davidson mo- 
torcycle, does all of the outdoor work in 
connection with the touring bureau main- 
tained by the B. F. Goodrich Co., dropped 
in on New York today. Parrish is on the 
last leg of a trip which carried him to all 
four comers of the United States, a trip 
which he will have completed when he 
reaches Plattsburg, New York, within a 
day or two. 

The intrepid Harley-Davidson rider has 
just come up the Atlantic Coast from a 
short stay in Florida. He described graph- 
ically the trials and tribulations of the rider 
who goes back away from the settled dis- 
tricts in Florida, or who attempts to cross 
the Everglades on the so-called present day 
roads. After a short stay in Plattsburg, 
Parrish will start out once more to make 
one of his two yearly transcontinental 
trips. • 


Chicago, 111., July 23.— Wilbur Reichert, 
who has been roadman for the Hendee 
Mfg. Co.'s branch at Chicago, has been ap- 
pointed manager of the Garfield Boulevard 
branch of tfie Edwards-Crist Mfg. Co. L. 
M. Stafford, who is cashier of the branch, 
has just returned to work after several 
weeks' confinement with a bad attadc of 
pneumonia. F. L. Hunt, who formerly was 
with the Minnes^olis agency for the Indian, 
has joined the Edwards-Crist Mfg. Co. 
as head salesman for the Indian. 


Tacoma, Wash.— Earl McTimmons of 
Marshfield, Ore., has just completed a rec- 
ord motorcycle trip between Portland and 
Coos Bay. He left Portland at 4 o'clock in 
the morning and crossed the Marshfield- 
East Side ferry at 6:30 in the evening. 
The distance is 300 miles. 


Philadelphia, Pa., July 16.— W. G. 
Rhodes, R. S. representative here, recently 
sold the United Gas Improvement Co., of 
this city, five new Reading Standard models 
for their service department. 



Cout Henderson Rider Drives from Canadian line to Mexico, 1,667 Miles, in 3 Days 25 Minutes, 
Bettering Baker's Marie by Nearly Nine Hours; Averaged 55 Miles an Hour 


Roy Artlajr Slartiiii Out from the Intamational Boundary, Blaine, Waah., on Hi* Record-Braaking Trip and a Snap of the Hendaraon 
Rider Being Checked in at Seattle, Wash., on Hk Way to the Maxican Bonier 

TIA JUANA, Mexico, July 20.— Another 
famous road record, which had stood 
against all attempts to equal it since the 
summer of 1915, has been shattered. Aver- 
aging more than 555 miles a day for three 
days ia succession, Roy Artley, of Los An- 
geles, on a Henderson motorcycle, reached 
Tia Juana, Mexico, just 3 days and 25 min- 
utes after leaving the Canadian line at 
Blaine, Wash. This Three-Flag Drive, so 
called because it takes the rider through 
territory of three countries, Canada, United 
States and Mexico, covers a total distance 
of 1,667 miles. The best previous record 
had been made by "Cannonball" Baker in 
1915, and was so fast that it was consid- 
ered practically unbreakable, but Artley'a 
performance lowers it by 8 hours 50 

Stamina of Macbina 

The remarkable feature of this interna- 
tional record drive is the stamina of man 
and machine that made it possible. Artley 
traveled the entire distance with only one 
stop for sleep, snatching about eight hours 
rest at Dunsmuir, Cal., after having ridden 
die first a03 miles in 31!^ hours continuous 
going. Then he sped the remaining 835 
miles without further rest, finishing at the 
Mexican terminus of the route just 72 
hours 25 minutes after leaving the Cana- 
dian line. 

The course furnished almost every va- 
riety of conditions that could be imagined, 
from the rough mountain trails of the 
Rockies in the northern section, to the 
shifting sands and intense heat of the 
lower Sacramento Valley. Sharp turn; 
abounded, and at many points the road fol- 
lowed narrow ledges far up the mountain 
side, with a vertical wall of rock rising at 
one side and a sheer drop of a thousand 
feet or more yawning on the other. Parts ■ 
of the road were terribly rough, having 

been given no attention for over two years, 
while heavy rains had made the mud very 
bad at some places. 

The fast pace was kept up all the way, 
however, as Artley had started with grim 
determination to take the record home 
with him in spite of the worst that might 
oppose him, and the four-cylinder motor 
backed him up with unfailing power at 
every crisis. He rocketed over the entire 
1,667 miles without a moment's delay from 
mechanical trouble, and finished fresh and 
in fine physical condition in spite of the 
continued strain, while his machine was 
still in perfect shape and rtmning as cool 
and as smoothly as at the start 

Artley's Henderson was shod with Fire- 
stone Non-skid tires, and his run is most 
remarkable because of the fact that he 
used the same tires all the way through, 
not even being stopped by a puncture. 
Considering his average speed of 55 miles 
an hour, the way the tires stood up is 
nothing short of marvelous. 

The usual Berling magneto and Wright 
spark plugs, both of which have many 
times proved their absolute dependability 
under the most trying conditions, supplied 
his ignition sparks, while a Carlton genera- 
tor in conjunction with an Edison storage 
battery provided the lighting current to 
the two Kauffman spot Hghts which served 
to illuminate his path through the hours of 
darkness. His machine, of course, was 
fitted with the regulation Schebler carbu- 
retor and Duckworth chain, both of which 
are standard on Henderson motorcycles, 


Columbus, 0., July 23.— The Prismolite 
Co., maker of Prismolite headlight lenses 
for diffusing the beams of illuminating 
glare have just completed several additions 
to its plant at Morganlown, Va. The out- 
put is now 10,000 lenses a day. 


Government Control Likely; Bedford 
Urges Curtailment of Motoring 

WASHINGTON, D. C. July 23.— Re- 
flecting clearly the fact that there is 
or has been some substance to the oft-re- 
iterated statement that the' relation between 
supply and demand is the sole cause of the 
increase of the price of gasoline, which is 
being felt the country over, is the fact 
that those Senators who are now holding 
conferences and making and suggesting 
amendments to the Administration's food 
control bill have practically decided to in- 
clude gasoline, kerosene and other fuel 
oils in the amendment covering the' gov- 
ernment control of fuels in general. 

And following closely on the heels of this 
announcement comes the warning from A. 
C. Bedford, president of the Standard Oil 
Co., that the nation is using 35,000,000 
more barrels of oil than it is producing 
annually. Mr. Bedford asserts that if the 
United States government is to obtain the 
fuel that is necessary for the successful 
prosecution of the war it will be necessary 
for users of motor vehicles, especially au- 
tomobiles, to eliminate pleasure riding as a 
means of economizing temporarily on the 
use of gasoline. 


Tacoma, Wash.— Captain Harry K. Mc- 
Kay, Q. M. R. C, at the new cantonment 
at American Lake during the past week, 
was on hand to welcome the big shipment 
of Harley-Davidson machines, the largest 
shipment of motorcycles ever delivered in 
the Northwest. Captain McKay is in 
charge of all transportation at the new 
army post where several Harley-Davidson s 
are being used as well as a number of 




26 Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated July 26, 1917 


lop <laft>— Parkhurit Stopi (or Gu, Oil and > Bita to Eat; (riglil) — At tb* Pita Wlioii tha Naw Solo iUconl HoUw Mad* t 

Ekriy MoniinK Halt; Bdow (lah) — RopUniahiiK Fual and Oil in Walkor's SidKar Combinalioii; (right) — Parkhurat 

Orartaliins Walkor on tho Baclutrotch, Juit Aftar Start of tha Trial* 


(Continued from page 21) 
must be done if the goal were to be at- 

He was rolling the laps off at an 80-mile 
clip during the 12th hour, so that even a 
stop for gas and oil at 6 :45 a. m., which 
pulled ten minutes from his riding time. 
did not bring his distance for the hour be- 
low ?0. During his 13th hour he covered 
78 miles. At 8:05 Parkhurst came in once 
again for gas and oil, his 14th hour check- 
ing sheet showing that he covered 72 miles 
despite a 4 minute stop. At 9 :27 Parkhurst 
stopped for breakfast, taking 14 minules 
out and bringing down his hour's riding to 
58 miles. He did not stop then until he 
had covered 930 miles, coming in at 11 :04 
for more gas and staying at the pit for 9 
minules. During his 16th hour he covered 
80 miles ; 17th, 60 miles, despite the afore- 
mentioned fuel stop at 930 miles and a 
moment's delay caused by a lost air shut- 
ter at 11:16. 

At 12 :08 :28 Parkhurst had covered 1.000 
miles and having accomplished that, he 
stopped for luncheon at 12 :J2, taking 13 
minutes to snatch a bite to eat. During 
the 18th hour he covered 60 miles. In his 
19th hour, which began at 1 p. m., he rolled 
off 78 miles, stopping at 2 :04 for gas at 1.200 
mites, and remaining 9 minutes at the pil. 

During the 20th hour he covered 62 miles ; 
during the 21st 64 miles, and during the 
22nd, 62, the falling off being occasioned by 
another fuel stop at 4:4^ p. m.. with the 
mileage standing at 1,312. He also changed 
the rear wheel and slipped on a sweater, 
it having blown up slightly cold in the 
meantime. At 5:59 Parkhurst equalled 
Baker's 24-hour mark of 1,387 miles, com- 
pleting that particular lap in 1 :39. His 
23d hour mileage was 74, despite a stop at 
6 :04 for fuel. 

Motor "Tlkora" at Finuh 

Proving the wonderful stamina of his 
motor, he rolled off the four laps after his 
stop in 1:291-5, 131, 1:304-5 and 1:31, re- 
spectively. The motor never seemed to 
lose one iota of its speed for all the fact 
that it had been going all out for nearly 
20 hours. At 6:16 p. m. Parkhurst com- 
pleted 1.400 miles. He was dreadfully tired, 
and having accomplished all he set out to 
do, was mighty desirous of quitting. His 
seconds urged hitn on, however, and, de- 
spite the fact that his chest and vitals were 
sore from laying on the tank and taking the 
constant punishment of the leaping machine 
for all that time, he stuck bravely to it. 
completing the 1,453J^ miles in the 24 hours. 

Parkhurst stopped 14 times in all. Figur- 
ing the intervals, he was off the track for 
3 hours 45 minutes, so that his actual rid- 
ing time for the 1.452>j miles was 20 hours 

15 minutes, and his average speed 71.24 
miles an hour. Figuring from his elapsed 
time his average speed was 60.53 miles an 

Walker, who had rigged up an extra five- 
gallon fuel tank on the luggage carrier on 
the sidecar, with a convenient pump for 
the sidecar passenger to transfer the fuel to 
his motor tanks, never stopped for anything 
until 11 ;18 p. m., when he had covered 226 
miles. During his first hour he covered 54 
miles; during the second, 50; during the 
third, 52; during the 4th, 54 and 48 during 
the 5th. He got away again at 11:25, his 
next stop being at 3:16, when the hard rain 
brought him in for an 11 minute sto^. He 
had covered in the meantime 327 miles, all 
told, making 52 miles in his 6th hour, an 
equal number in his 7th hour; 56 miles in 
his 8th hour, and 42 miles in his 9th hour. 

At 4 :47 Walker passed the SOO-mile mark, 
having ridden right through the drenching 
rain except for the 11 minute stop. His 
next stop was at 7:02 in the morning for 
gas, oil and breakfast. He covered during 
his lOth hour 50 miles, another 50 during 
his llth hour, 54 during his 12th hour, and 
30 during his 13th. His breakfast stop took 
17 minutes, and he rode home to. the pits 
once again at 7:50, losing 9 minutes, while 
he took off a troublesome speedometer. 

At 9:12 he pulled into the pits once 
again for gas and oil. During his 14th 
hour he covered 54 miles, and 38 tor the 

July 26. 1917 



15th. He lost 3 minutes at 9:32, while 
they replaced a lost gas tank cap and did 
not stop again until 1 -XS in the afternoon, 
when he encountered tire trouble on the 
back stretch, having covered 882 miles. 
His 16th hour saw him roti up 56 miles ; 
17th. 52 and 18th, 38, while in the 19lh, 
having lost 16 minutes by the tire trouble, 
his mileage fell off to 44, At 3 ;2Z and a 
fraction he passed the 1,000 mile mark and 
clinched the record. At 3 ;46 he came in for 
gas and oil. having covered 1,020 miles. It 
took him 6 minutes to refill his tanks. At 
5:16, at 1.088 miles, he came in and put on 
his mackinaw. losing 8 minutes, and then 
did not stop again until the completion of 
the 24 hours. During his 20th hour he 
rolled up 52 miles; 48 during his 21st 
and a similar amount during his 22nd; 40 
during his 23d and 44>j during the 24th, 
his total mileage being l,158>j. 

Walker stopped 9 times in all, the stop 
periods figuring up to 1 hour 24 minutes, 
so that his actual running time was 22 
hours 36 minutes, which figures out at the 
rate of 47:02 miles per hour. His average 
speed based on elapsed time was 44.11 miles 

As a matter of course, the equipment 
played a big part in thq making of these 
four records. The lightness of the Rogers 
sidecar, its all-steel construction and stream- 
line shape made at once for speed and free 
from trouble for Walker, and the rider 
was amply repaid in results for having 
adopted it. Both of the record makers 
pinned their faith to Firestone corrugated 
tires and had no occasion to be sorry. 
Their tires stood up remarkably well. 

The Renold chain which also were fitted 
on both machines gave neither rider an 
instant of trouble nor was it necessary for 
either of them to stop to do aught to the 
ignition system, save to dry a cable on 
Parkhnrst's machine which had become wet 
from the downpour. Both riders used 
Bosch magnetos and Wright spark plugs. 

the radiator type of pliig being used in the 
rear cylinder in each case, and the special 
racing plug in the front cylinder. As a 
means of preventing saddle soreness, a pre- 
caution which was absolutely essential and 
upon which the whole trial depended, bath 
riders fitted Mesinger Air-cushion saddles 
to their machines. Schebler carburetors, of 
course, were fitted to both machines, and 
their absolute dependability was relied 
upon, and not without reason, to bring the 
riders through in record time. 

The P«r»oiuial 

Tim Mahoney, who refereed the affair 
and scored until 9 o'clock on Thursday 
night, was relieved by Charles Newbourg, 
who took a 3 hour shift until midnight, 
when Charles Davis came on and took the 
watch until 5 o'clock Friday morning. Da- 
vis was relieved in turn by J. B. French, 
who took a 5 hour shift until 10 o'clock in 
the morning, when Davis came back and 
stuck to the post until the finish. 

The finishing gun was fired by Sheriff 
Edward I, Reigelmann, of Kings County, 
who congratulated both riders on their feat. 
To never-tiring George Woods, who stuck 
on the job throughout the entire 24 hours, 
as well as chief pitman P, M. Hendricson 
and his assistant, L. D. Rkhards, who was 
always on hand, is due a fair portion of 
the glory attaching to the running of the 
affair, while W. J. Ruhle. of the Koch- 
Ruble Co,, Harley-Davidson dealers at Ja- 
maica, L, I., and Bob Brazenor, Brooklyn 
distributor, were on hand throughout many 
hours to render what assistance they could. 
The finish was witnessed by a large num- 
ber of spectators, among them being : E. R. 
Durkee. Harley-Davidson traveler ; H. A, 
Lane, manager of the Firestone Brooklyn 
branch : J. U. Constant, L. G. Buckner, Cal- 
van Webber and Wallace Smart, of Baker, 
Murray & Imbrie, Inc. ; Julius Stem, of 
Stern Bros. ; E. B. Holton. representing 
Motorcycling & Bicycling, and E. F. Hal- 
lock, of Motor Cvcle & Bicycle Illus- 


Saya Bumper Crops and Large Bicycle 
Demand Portend Big Fall Bu^esa 

CHICAGO, III, July 23,— That neither the 
late spring nor the draft bugaboo has 
slowed up the motorcycle business in the 
middle west comes from Jesse Edwards, 
who is head and shoulders of the Edwards- 
Crist Mfg. Co.. and manager of the Chicago 
branch of the Hendee Mfg. Co, 

The business during June and July for 
his stores ran considerably ahead of that 
done last year. With the promise of bumper 
crops for this fall and with bicycles mov- 
ing at an unprecedented rate business ahead 
for the fall months in his territory looks 
exceedingly promising, says Edwards. 


Davton, Ohio, July 19.— Robert Larsch, 
salesman for the Dayton Motor Bicycle, 
has just returned from a trip through Indi- 
ana and Michigan and reports a very suc- 
cessful trip. Larsch travels by automobile 
and carries a motor bicycle with him on 
a carriage attached to the automobile. This 
assures him of always having a demon- 
strating machine with him when talking to 
prospective customers, and by earring a 
complete parts equipment can render valu- 
able service to the dealers that he visits. 


East Orange. N. J., July 23,— William G. 
Bee, vice-president and sales manager of 
the Edison Storage Battery Co.. died last 
week at his home, following an illness 
lasting two years, during which he was able 
to do special work for the Edison company 
from time to time. Bee, although only 49 
years old, had a wide and varied experi- 
ence, and was well-known throughout the 
whole of the motor vehicle industry. He 
was for a time connected with the Pope 
Mfg. Co., which since has become the West- 
field Mfg. Co. 


New York, July 23.— That there is a 
plentiful supply of Sea Island cotton, the 
tou^ fiber which is used in making tire 
fabric is a comforting conclusion to be 
drawn from reports which have just been 
issued on the total production of that mate- 
rial during 1916. Last years' crop amounted 
to 117,559 bales, just a shade under the 
record crop of 1911. 


Lorain, 0„ July 23.— The Logan Na- 
tional Gas & Fuel Co., of Pittsburgh, is 
erecting a gasoline extraction plant for the 
purpose of producing the liquid fuel from 
the natural gas by a special process per- 
fected after an experimentation in the 
West Virginia gas fields. 

Otto WallMr asd Cari LotfMu i 


Hartfosb, Conn., July 23.— David J. 
Post. Jr., of the Post & Lester Co., is 
leaving for France, where he will drive 
an American ambulance. Post is the son 
of David J. Post, president of the Post & 
Lester Co., and treasurer of the Veeder 
Mfg. Co. 


Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

July 26, 1917 


Indian Rider Takes All Feature Numbers on Two-Day Program; 

the Best Contender 

Oregon, only to be beaten out by a length 
at the finishing tape. 

The big feature of the meet was the 
Northwest championship contest which 
was open to riders from Oregon, Washing- 
ton and Idaho, and which went for 255^ 
miles. It was a battle from start to finish, 
with Farnum holding his own fairly well 
on his Indian throughout the greater part 
of the distance and rambling home a win- 
ner with £d. Barreth, also of Portland, 
and on an Indian, in second place; Swartz, 
of Walla Walla, Wash., on a Harley-Dav- 
idson, third, and Campbell, also of Walla 
Walla, on a Harley-Davidson, fourth. 

Fifth place had been all but cinched by 
Harry Viether, on an Indian, up until the 
last moment when his machine failed him 
30 feet from the finish and Albert Williams 
drove his Harley-Davidson past him and 
captured the money. The summary: 

Six-mile open — Won by Dustin Farnum, Port- 
land, Indian; second, Albert Williams, Boise, 
Idaho, Harley-Davidson. Time. 4:29. 

One lap time trials — Finals won by Dustin 
Farnum, Portland, Indian; second; Albert Will- 
iams, Boise, Idaho, Harley-Davidson. Time, 

LA GRANDE, Ore., July 22.--The sixth 
annual ** Speed 'em Up" race meet of 
the La Grande Motor Qub, on the special 
mile and a half dirt motordrome is history 
tonight, but for the matter that the "clas- 
sic of the west country" will go down in 
history as a display of human endurance 
and daring such as no western meet has 
ever before given rise to. In spite of the 
blazing ^irtations with death which the 
fearless motorcycle riders indulged in al- 
most constantly, no accident occurred to 
mar the program or spoil the two days of 

Dustin Farnum, of Portland, looms up 
as the star of the two-day meet, having 
taken the feature event of both 4ays in 
characteristic style, driving his Powerplus 
Indian without a single stop in any of the 
five big races in which he was entered. 

Albert Williams, of Boise, Idaho, as- 
tride a Harley-Davidson, provided the 
greatest part of the contention, forcing the 
Indian rider to roimd the circuit all out 
for the greater distance in most of the 
races. The gritty Harley-Davidson rider 
was on the Portlander's heels like a 
leech and though, as luck would have it, 
he was able to win only one race, he was 
always dangerous. The battle between the 
two was especially keen in the 12-mile 
event which was run on Saturday. Far- 
num battled every inch of the way in the 
sportiest of events that was ever staged in 

255^-mile Northwest championship, open to riders 
_ ""' _ " Idaho — Won bv 

Dustin Farnum, Portland, Indian; second, Ed. 


from Oregon, Washington and Idaho — Won bj 
Dustin Farnum, Portland, Indian; second, Ed. 
Barreth, Portland, Indian; third. Swartz, Walla 
Walla, Wash., Harley-Davidson; fourth, Campbell, 
Walla Walla. Wash., Harley-Davidson; and fifth, 
Williams, Boise, Idaho, Harley-Davidson. Time, 

Twelve mile open — Won by Dustin Farnum, 
Portland, Indian; second, CoKburn, Portland, 
Merkel; third, Barreth, Portland, Indian. Time, 


Indian Riders Clean Up at Champion- 
ships of Castille 

MADRID, Spain.— Indian riders took 
first, second and third places in the 
Championship of Castille, held over the 
Galapagar circuit. The winner was Juan 
Rivera, who covered the 205 kilometres at 
an average speed of 89.26 kilometres per 
hour. Second place went to Victor Landa, 
while third was taken by Grcgorio Jose. 

In the 500 c.c. class, Paciano Fernandez, 
on an Indian, was the victor. His time was 
65.413 kilometres per hour. Second place 
was taken by Abgel Retana, Indian, the 
average speed being 51.428 kilometres per 

Roman Uribesalgo, Indian combination, 
won the sidecar free-for-all, at a speed 
of 68.776 kilometres, with A. Vildesola, In- 
dian, second. In the 5 hp. sidecar class, 
Baltasar Santos made the best time, aver- 
aging 46.118 kilometres per hour. 

tween 60 and 70 riders accepted the invita- 
tion and all had a most enjoyable time. 


Chicago, 111., July 23.— C. H. Lang, Har- 
ley-Davidson distributor for Chicago and 
Cook County, who startles the motorcycle 
trade generally about once a year by sell- 
ing 50 or 60 Harley-Davidsons to the local 
police department, is specializing more or 
less on police department sales. This year 
he sold one machine each to the following 
police departments: Elmhurst, Hillside, 
Willimett, Kennelworth and Little Forest; 
four machines to the Oak Park department ; 
two each to Melrose Park, Broadview and 


San Francisco, Cal. — The Weinstock- 
Nichols Co. were hosts at a unique picnic 
on July 15. Invitations were sent to all 
the riders of the Cleveland machine in San 
Francisco and Oakland to meet at their 
Oakland store, 2300 Broadway for a secret 
run. They did not know their destination 
until they arrived at Niles Canon where 
the Weinstock-Nichols Co. had prepared 
elaborate refreshments. Dancing and 
games were the order of the day, the pic- 
nic breaking up about six o'clock. Be- 


Wheeung, W. Va., July 16. — The annual 
picnic of the Wheeling M. C. was held at 
West Alexander, Pa., yesterday. The af- 
fair took the form of an old-fashioned 
basket picnic and the good times were not 
limited to club members, outside riders be- 
ing invited. The day was a day of games 
and hunting ground hogs and turtles, and 
everyone had a good time. 


Providence, R. I., July 22.— The 16th 
scheduled run of the Providence Motor- 
cycle Club drew out a goodly number of 
fans to-day notwithstanding doubtful 
weather conditions. The party left this 
city, about 50 machines altogether, at 8 
o'clock bound for Newport. 

replacing horse meets 

Motorcycle Speed Fests Win Hold 
Boards at County Fairs 

DENVER, Col., July 19.— Those in charge 
of diflPercnt county fairs in the north- 
em part of this State are at present con- 
fronted with a difficulty. No one seems 
anxious to enter horses in the fair racing 
meet. It seems as though last year money 
was lost in conducting horse races in some 
of the fair towns, and that is the reason 
given for owners not entering their horses 
this year. 

In the meantime the committees in charge 
of the programs are looking around for 
something to take the place of the horse 
races. A number of them have about de- 
cided in favor of the motorcycle race meet 
as a substitute. Loveland, Colo., the city in 
which the Larimer county fair is held, and 
which is considered one of the best fairs 
held in the State, has practically decided to 
hold a motorcycle race meet instead of the 
horse race events, as has been the custom 
in former years. 

Longmont, Colo., the city where the 
Boulder county fair is held each year, is 
another city that is thinking of substituting 
motorcycle races for horse races this year. 
There are also others in different parts 
of the State that consider the motorcycle 
as a necessary part of their fair program 
this year, and it seems now as though many 
motorcycle races will be staged at county 
fairs during the next two months. 


Los Angeles, Cal.— J. D. Eraser, who 
came down from San Francisco to 
manage the Harley-Davidson retail store 
while L. M. Passmore, of Passmore & 
Sayre, is away on vacation, has been hav- 
ing a lively business in his old Southern 
California territory; the demand for sec- 
ond hand machines has been so strong that 
they have actually had to turn down busi- 
ness because the shop was so busy over- 
hauling machines for riders who wanted 
to be in the best shape for long summer 
tours diat they could not handle any sec- 
ond hand overhauling. As for new ma- 
chines. Eraser started in the day after the 
Eourth, selling two new ones before 10 
A. M., and he has been shooting at regu- 
lar intervals ever since. 


San Eranctsco, Cal.— The last meeting 
of the San Erancisco Motorcycle Club was 
in the nature of a Yama Yama social and 
was one of the most enjoyable affairs the 
club has ever given. The evening was de- 
voted to dancing and about 12 o'clock re- 
freshments were served. Three new mem- 
bers were signed up and all who attended 
are looking forward to the next meeting 
of the club with another good time in view. 


Sacramento, Cal. — The Capital City 
Motorcycle Club made a very enjoyable 
run to a picnic on the American River, 
July 13. The members met at their club 
rooms at 431 J street at 8 o'clock and 
when they reached their destination a com- 
mittee had arranged for an attractive lunch 
as well as several games. 


The Motorqfck Courier ^'Somewhere in Franc^' 

Examining Dispatch Rider's Papers Where French, British and Belgian Lines Intaryect 


Chicago Excelsior and Henderson Man 
Finds Buunesa Brisk 

CHICAGO. lU.-R. C. Crist has returned 
from a four-day trip to his Detroit 
store and says that while it rained every 
day but one that he was there, the sale of 
motorcjcles went right on. Four new ma- 
chines was the record for the wettest day, 
and his manager. John E. Rice, has deliv' 
ered over one hundred "scventeens" lo 
date, most of them three-speed motors. 
About ten lightweights have been deliv- 

The Detroit store has been open only 
since .\pril at 20 Elizabeth St., and already 
Crist is looking (or larger quarters and he 
eitpects to give Detroit a modern up-to- 
date motorcycle shop and salesroom as 
soon as he can find a suitable location. 
Crist was very optimistic, after his return 
from Detroit and predicted a big business 
for the remaining Summer months and 

hours, there they had luncheon and rode 
to Buffalo, 96 miles further, in four and 
one half hours, having lost one hour in 
making tire repairs. 

They remained at Buffalo over night, 
and the next morning pushed on to Gene- 
seo, making the 72 miles that separates this 
vantage point from the Bison City, in two 
and one half hours. The trip back to Buf- 
falo, where they took luncheon on the sec- 
ond day, was made in an even two hours, 
while, despite rough roads, they made the 
journey back to Erie in three hours. They 
Stayed at Erie over night and rode home 
to Cleveland again the next morning in 
four and one half hours. 

Deducting the hours spent in making the 
tire repairs the trio made a total of 5S4 
miles in an actual riding time of 18^ hours 
which gives them a traveling average of 
better than 25 miles an hour. 


Vusnr and Friends Ride Clevelands 
from Cleveland to Oeneseo, N. Y. 

CLEVELAND. O., July 23.— Indicative 
of the handiness and reliability of the 
figblweigfat motorcycle is the report of a 
ride made by Steven Vassaw, of this city, 
snd three of his friends to Geneseo, N. Y., 
and back again a couple of weeks ago. 
Vassaw and his companions left Oeveland 
at 9 o'clock in the morning and rode to 
Erie. 105 miles away, in three and one half 


Sprincheld, III., July 23.— A new Illinois 
taw which went into effect the first of this 
month makes any person possessing a false 
or mutilated serial number liable to a fine 
of $100 or six months' imprisonment. The 
police believe the new law will do much 
towards reducing the number of machines 



Va.. July 23.— The 

United States Tire Co. has presented the 
Wheeling M. C. with a lai^e sign which is 
to adorn the front of the club house. The 
sign was a present from the local branch 

of the big tire concern. 


Louisville Hotorcycle Mounted Men 
Capture Train Robbers 

LOUISVILLE. Ky., July 20.— As a dem- 
onstration of the efficacy of motor- 
cycle mounted police, the capture of two 
freight car breakers by Mounted Officers 
Grime, Alters and Cummins last week there 
is little to be desired. An Illinois Central 
freight train was boarded by four men 
who came provided with a stolen automo- 
bile in order to cart off thrir loot. The 
men boarded the train, broke the seals on 
selected cars and tossed out such of the 
contents as could readily be carted off in 
the automobile and later disposed of. 

A distillery watchman saw what was go- 
ing on and passed the word to the police, 
and three motorcycle officers sped from 
the very heart of the city and captured the 
thieves just as they were making a get 
away with the heavily laden auto. 


Springfield, Mass. — H. H. Taylor and 
Jack Gunn, riding Powerpluf Indian ma- 
chines, obtained perfect scores in the 150 
mile endurance run which was one of the 
features of the carnival of motor sports at 
Melbourne. Australia. Taylor, with an Indian 
sidecar outfit, also obtained second place 
in the 68-mile sidecar race held on the 
same occasion. The winner of this event 
was also an Indian rider, J. Walker. Indian 
riders took fourth, sixth and eighth places 
in the sidecar event, as well as making the 
fastest time and the fastest lap for the 


Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

July 26, 1917 


Five Event Program Planned for Mile 
Track August 12 

COLUMBUS, Ohio.— One of the big 
events in racing circles in the Middle 
States will be the motorcycle race meet to 
be held at the Columbus Driving Park, 
August 12. The race meet is being given 
under the auspices of the Columbus Cycle 
Club, which promises a good meet in every 
particular. C. H. Beebe, 37 East Long St., 
is in charge of entries and all applications 
for blanks are to be mailed to him. 

The program of events consists of a five- 
mile novice race; a five-mile open race; a 
10-mile open race; a five-mile sidecar race, 
and a 100-mile open sweepstakes event. 
This last event is expected to attract many 
of the crack riders of the country among 
which will be Jim Davis, the crack Colum- 
bus rider. 


Long, Excelsior, and Heath, Indian, 
Only Perfect Score Men of Nine 

GRAND RAPIDS. Mich., July 16.— James 
Long, Excelsior, and R. E. Heatii, In- 
dian, made the only perfect scores in the 
314-mile endurance run of the Grand Rap- 
ids, M. C. to Houghton Lake and return 
yesterday. Nine riders started in the affair 
which went over one of the bad sections of 
the original tour of the Jack Pines endur- 
ance run, following a course through Big 
Rapids, Tustin and Leota. The 'return trip 
was made via Mt. Pleasant and Greens- 

Of the nine starters seven finished, B. 
Dykstra, Indian, and C. Livingston, Harley- 
Davidson, being put out of the running. 
The scores of the other riders are : E. La- 
vandusky, Excelsior, 996; Victor Sinz, Ex- 
celsior, 980 ; E. Schaubel, Indian, 842 ; Leon 
Smith, Harley-Davidson and sidecar, 642; 
Oscar Lenz, Harley-Davidson and sidecar, 


Chicago, 111., July 23. — The first modified 
endurance run of the Brighton M. C. to 
Rockford and return brought back eight of 
the 30 starters with perfect scores. The 
men who finished the 90 "and then some"- 
mile course without losing points are: E. 
W. Mead, Henderson ; B. Kolb, Hendenson ; 
H. W. Parker, Henderson ; G. Martin, Hen- 
derson ; A. Hertzer, Henderson ; O. A. Han- 
son, Thor; C. E. Jennings, Thor, and J. 
Keller, Harley-Davidson. The riders were 
met at Belvidere by members of the Rock- 
ford M. C. and escorted into town. 


Chicago, 111., July 23. — Bids for ten stock 
twin outfits for the use of the West Side 
Park Police are being called for by the 
West Side Park Commission. 


Greenup, 111., July 23.— The Greenup- 
Cumberland Co. Fair Association is arrang- 
ing to hold a two-day motorcycle race meet 
program in conjunction with the Greenup 
fair, August 28 to September 1 inclusive. 
The motorcycle . races will be held on the 

mile dirt track on A'Vgust 29 and 30, under 
the sanction of the F. A. M. Ample cash 
prizes will be put up to attract the best 
riding talent. Entry blanks and other in- 
formation can be had from Fred Wilde, 


Police Department Asks for Bids; Serv- 
ice Clause a Feature 

NEWARK, N. J., July 20.— Bids for 30 
motorcycles for the use of the local 
police department are being sought from 
the dealers in town by the Police Com- 
missioners. The present motorcycle squad 
is mounted on 20 Excelsiors and two Har- 
ley-Davidsons, and the old mounts are to 
be traded in as part payment The new 
bids call for a certain sum to be stipulated 
by the successful bidder for which the de- 
partment's motorcycles will be kept in 
proper rimning order for the year. Be- 
cause of the wonderful service of the Split- 
dorf Mag-Generator and Firestone tires 
and tubes these well-known products have 
been specified in the conditions for bidding. 


Modesto, Cal., July 16.— Homer Louden- 
clous, on a Henderson, made the highest 
climb at the Modesto dealers' hill climb on 
a course just a bit out of Oakdale yester- 
day. Dudley Perkins, on a Harley-David- 
son, came off second best, just one foot 
eleven inches shy of Loudenclous' mark. 
The hill was on the Knights Ferry and 
Angel's Camp road and scanned 63 per 
cent at the point of highest grade and 
was comparatively short but unsurmount- 
able. Loudenclous received $50 for taking 
first place, while Perkins annexed $20. 


Springfield, III., July 23.— A law has just 
been passed by the legislature, which calls 
for a light on the front and rear of all 
motor vehicles parked on a street at night. 
Heretofore if a street was well lighted the 
machine could be left without a light. The 
penalty for violating the law is $25 and 

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Providence Army Attaches Take to 
Two- Wheeler for Recreation 

PROVIDENCE, R. I., July 23.— E. L. 
Phillips, a private in the Third Co., 
C. A. C, regular army, purchased a Har- 
ley-Davidson machine of William N. Bur- 
nett last week to use at Fort Greble, where 
he is on post exchange service. This is the 
third machine purchased by soldiers at the 
fort within as many weeks. Sergt. M. C. 
Petrie rides an Excelsior while Capt C. C. 
Best rides a Harley-Davidson. 

William Everson, of Battery A., Field 
Artillery, R. I. N. G., who recently pur- 
chased a Qeveland, will take the machine 
to Quonset camp with him and when the 
company goes to Charlotte, N. C, the ma- 
chine will go along. Mr. Everson may use 
it for dispatch work. 


Modified Run of 250 Miles Called for 
August 26; 20-Mile Schedule 

PASSAIC, N. J., July 18.— The Passaic 
Motorcycle Club, of this city, will 
hold its first modified endurance contest on 
August 26, rain or shine, over a 250-mile 
course that will take the contestants 
through Northern Jersey and part of 
Orange County, New York State. 

It will be scheduled at 20 miles per hour 
for both solo as well as sidecar entrants, 
and the route to be selected will embrace 
both good and poor roads, but nothing that 
will be too stiff for the average rider. 

An attractive list of accessory awards is 
being gathered by the committee in charge, 
while several fine silver loving cups have 
been donated for highest scores. 


Westboro, Mass., July 23.— Here's a hint 
to motorcycle riders who are looking for a 
means to apply their motorcycle knowledge 
in military circles. Secretary-treasurer Gib- 
son has just written a recommendation for 
Donald F. Clark, of Stamford University, 
Cal., an F. A. M. member of five years' 
standing. Clark has enlisted in the United 
States Array Ambulance service, being dele- 
gated to the concentration camp at Allen- 
town, Pa. Each ambulance unit is to have 
a motorcycle and sidecar, and Clark is try- 
ing for that position for his section, which 
happens to be No. 78. It was to help 
him in obtaining this end that the recom- 
mendation was written. 


Hartford, Conn., July 23. — Reflecting 
clearly the increased cost of living as well 
as the increased cost of raw materials is 
the fact that all Hartford's repair shops 
have raised the price of labor 20 per cent, 
or from 75 cents to 90 cents an hour. A 
month or so ago the price was raised from 
60 cents to 75 cents an hour. 


New York, July 23.— The Crotona M. C. 
of the Bronx will hold a sociability run to 
Central Valley on Sunday, July 29. No 
entry will be charged and at Central Valley 
luncheon will be served and a series of 
field games will be staged. Everybody is 

July 26, 1917 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 


F. H. Norris, Manager of Canadian Branch of Davu Sewing Machine Co., Tdk the Dealer* That a 
Boom b Sure to Come — Speaks of Conditions in the Dominion 

DAYTON. 0.. July 23— "Don't be afraid 
to stock up," is the advice given motor- 
CTCle and bicycle dealers by Mr. F. H. 
Norris, manager of the Canadian branch 
office of the Davis Sewing Machine Com- 
pany. The Dayton Motor Bicycle and 
bicycle business has been booming the last 
year in Canada. "And the motorcycle 
and bicycle business is going to boom in the 
United States as a result of the war." 

Mr. Norria related the experience of deal- 
ers in Canada as proof of his statement. 
"During the first six months of the great 
war business declined greatly in Canada and 
when the enhstments began, to reach the 
tetu of thousands mark dealers saw nothing 
but visions of their customers in the ranks. 
They thought that 90 per cent, of their bus- 
iness had been taken from them, and they 
refused to carry their usual stock on hand." 


San FRAuasco. Cal.— Fred F. Bente 
has resigned as manager of the Market 
Street branch of the Excelsior and 
■K. D. Frazee is now in charge. Mr. 
Fraiee comes from Santa Rosa, having 
been a resident of that city for the last 
18 years, and is well known to all con- 
nected with the motoro'cle and bicycle 
bnsinets. At the time that the bicycle was 

"But after the first scare had passed away 
facts proved that business was never better. 
While it was true that many customers had 
been taken from them, yet the war had 
made a great class of people customers who 
had never been in that class before. The 
number of these new customers far ex- 
ceeded those taken away. The reason for 
this was that those who stayed at home made 
more money than ever before and were 
ready to spend it for motorcycles and 
bicycles. Laborers in Canada are now earn- 
ing 100 per cent, more than they did be- 

"The Davis Sewing Machine Company's 
business during the first six months of 1917 
was thousands of dollars over and above 
any previous year's complete business, and 
none of this was the result of war orders. 

"Canadian jobbers and large dealers, after 

the first year, began to realize that their 
business was not gone, but was actually in- 

The trouble then was on the supply side. 
It was impossible to meet the demand. So 
many of them prepared by carrying a larger 
stock than usual when they could buy it, 
and their judgment proved good, for later 
it was impossible for them to buy. In 1917 
the manufacturers have not been able to fill 
the demand," 

Mr. Norris feels confident that the United 
States will experience the same conditions 
and believes that after the tirst six months 
of engaging in war, the dealers and jobbers 
will find their business growing larger. The 
wise ones will stock up early to get ready 
to share in the profits and will not wait until 
the supply is low and the demand greater 
than he can meet. 


Louisville Tire Men Take Drastic Means 
to Obtaia Holiday 

LOUISVILLE. Ky.. July 17.— For the first 
time in ten years a number of the local 
motorcycle and auto supply stores were 
closed all day on Sunday, July IS, and 
from present indications such establishments 
in the future will observe the Sabbath, and 
probably all legal holidays. It is the big- 
gest thing that has happened in the trade in 
years, and something that most of the deal- 
ers are heartily in favor of. 

This development was not a result of 
action taken by local authorities, but as a 
result of a movement started by local tire 
men. The first shot was fired last week 
when a friendly suit was filed against Roy 
E. Warner, of the Roy E. Warner Co., 
Firestone tire and auto accessory dealers : 
b>- Jess W, Fraier, manager of the Econ- 
omy .^uto & Supply Co., who swore out a 
warrant for Warner's arrest, and testified 
in Magistrate Samuels' court that he found 
Warner open and doing business on Sun- 
day. July 7. 

Warner pleaded ignorance of the law. and 
stated that he had been operating on Sun- 
■ day for ten years, but was in favor of 
staying closed on one day out of each 
seven. The Magistrate fined him the min- 
imum costs of $2 under Section 1321 of the 
Statutes, the old Blue Law relative to Sun- 
day closing, under which the maximum fine 
is S50 for the owner, and each employe 
represents a separate offense. 

Following this case Mr. Warner and other 
dealers advertised in the papers that they 
would be closed on Sunday. 


Chicago, III., July 23,— H. F. Fuerst, re- 
tail manager for the Thor in Chicago, has 
made deliveries of sidecar machines to the 
Standard Motor Parts Co. They arc to be 
used for delivery purposes. A Thor-Cygnet 
rear van outfit has also been sold to the 
Dairy Co,, for delivery purposes. 

sides the Harley- David son motorcycle, the 
Milwaukee -made bicycle hne, Cleveland 
motorcycles and Columbia and Yale bi- 


Hackensack, X. J„ July 20.— The J, W. 
Terhune Co., Harley-Davidson dealers 
here, have just moved into new quarters. 
They now have the most up-to-date store 
in the Hackensack section and handle, be- twice. 



Desveb, Colo.. July 17.— Walter W. 
Whiting, State distributor of the Harley- 
Davidson, has been running some attrac- 
tive little ads in the local newspaper of 
late. The ads are written in a breezy way 
and call attention to the fact that a person 
with a motorcycle can visit the mountain 
fishing streams and go other places that 
it is impossible for an auto or other vehicle 
to reach. Many other advantages are 
brought out in the ads, which never appear 

NEW YORK. N. Y.— The Imperial Cycle 
Co., Dante lannello. proprietor, has 
been appointed R-S sub- agents for New 
York City. Mr. lannello has conducted 

years and carries a complete stock of ma- 
chines and parts at his storeroom, ISS'/i Sul- 
livan street The Imperial Cycle Co. has 
just received an initial shipment of three 

essful bicycle business for the past seven demonstrators which have been sold. 


Motorcycle and Bicycle Illusttiated 

July 26, 1917 


AU F. A. M. DebU for Fiscal Year Closing July 1 Cleared (MF with 
Exception of $80S Salary; Some Details of the Finances 

WESTBORO. Mass., July 23.— That the 
total indebtedness of the F. A. M., 
with the exception of a small balance on 
salary still due the secretary-treasurer, has 
been cleared up during the past fiscal year 
is made plain by the Treasurer's report 
which has just been gotten out by Secre- 
tary-Treasurer G. B. Gibson. 

The report shows total receipts for the 
fiscal year, which terminated on July 1, 
of $4,890.78, as against expenditures of 
$4,355.60, leaving a cash balance of 
receipts over expenditures of $35.18. 
By far the greater amount of money 
came in, as might logically be expected, in 
payment of new memberships and renewals, 
$1,143 being received from affiliated club 
members joining the fold in the interim, 
$1,224 from 612 unattached riders who 
joined the F. A. M. during the period, 
and $1,620 from old members who renewed 
membership. The next largest items on the 
receipts hst is $173.40 received from the 
sale of pins, badges and other F. A. M. 
novelties. Twent>'-nine repair shops reg- 
istered in the 12-month period, returning 
$71 to the F. A. M. treasury. 

The greatest expenditure, quite naturally, 
was for salaries, Secretary-Treasurer Gib- 
son receiving $1,680 for 48 weeks' salary due 
on the 1915-1916 fiscal year and $980 for 
28 weeks' paid on the 1916-1917 fiscal year. 
M. T. Gibson, his assistant, received $333 
in salary during the past year, and Ray- 
mond Fay. his stenographer, $39.60. Print- 
ing, general office expenditures, fees to of- 
ficial collectors and other miscellaneous 
items, including $83.74 to wind up the af- 
fairs of Ex-President CoflFman's offices, and 
$90 to wind up the affairs of W. M. John- 
son's legal action offices account for the 
balance of the expenditures. 

Secretary Gibson's report makes plain 
that all the bills have now been paid with 
the exception of 23 weeks' salary, amount- 
ing to $805, which is due him. At the time 
the report was gotten out, July 1, there 
was also outstanding a bill of $53.40 for 

printing ordered by Competition Chairman 
R. S. McConnelL This was cleaned up on 
July 14. It is also brought out in the 
report that there was some money matters 
attended to by President Falor. 


New York's New Headlight Law Both 
Ambiguous and Impossible 

NEW YORK, July 23.— The Hewitt bill, 
which goes into effect on August 1, is 
causing much commotion in motor vehicle 
circles. The Hewitt bill, which is drawn 
along lines similar to the uniform head- 
light bill which has been adopted by many 
states in the Union, is opposed by the po- 
lice department and the motor vehicle in- 
terests as well, because of the ambiguity 
of the wording and the fact that under 
existing conditions some of its provisions 
can not possibly be complied with. 

As for the \ew York police department, 
it has given notice that insofar as it is 
able to enforce the provisions of the new 
measure they will be enforced, but where 
ambiguity or impossibilities occur the mo- 
torist will be given the benefit of the doubt 
and not prosecuted. 


Dodge City, Kans., July 23. — Once more 
the City Fathers are endeavoring to "leg- 
islate" the motorcycle business out of the 
business district of Dodge City. Last year, 
thanks to the aid rendered by the F. A. 
M. through its then Legal Action Chair- 
man, William F. Johnson, the ordinance 
passed by the City Council was proved to 
be unconstitutional and void. The cit>' is 
now working on a new ordinance directed 
at the motorcycle dealers who are crying 
to the F. A. M. for help. The matter has 
been referred to Legal Action Chairman 
Schnee, and the dealers are lining up with 
the F. A. M. to combat its passage. 


Twin Left at Scranton Garage Thought 
to Have Beem Stolen 

SCRANTON, Pa^ July 23.— An Indian 
twin motorcycle, 1915 model, fitted 
with a Stoll tandem, bearing motor num- 
ber 80 G 465 was left six weeks ago at 
the Motorcycle Garage, 615 Spruce street, 
this city. Since no one has called for it 
in the meantime the proprietors of the 
garage. Otto and Adolph Maxion, are led 
to believe that the machine was stolen and 
are now looking for the pr(^>er owner. 

The machine had no license on it and all 
of the nickel-plated parts, including the 
handle bars, had been painted black. One 
other distinguishing feature is the fact that 
the kick starter was badly bent. The 
Maxion brothers would be pleased to hear 
from the owner of the machine. 


Toronto, Ont — The Amateur Athletic 
Union of Canada has decided that a profes- 
sional motorc>xle racer is eligible for all 
other amateur sports, with the exception of 
cyding which is controlled by the Canadian 
Wheelmen's Association. The decision was 
reached when the registration branch of the 
union considered the application of Blount 
Burtchaell, formerly of Atlanta, Georgia, 
for permission to play amateur baseball in 
Toronto. Burtchaell was a professional 
motordrome racer for several 3rears- The 
union's officials held that the operation of 
a self-propelled vehicle such as a motor- 
cycle or automobile did not constitute ath- 
letic effort in the same sense as foot rac- 
ing or ball playing. A professional rider 
could therefore compete as an amateur 


Westboro, Mass., July 23. — ^Timothy S. 
Mahoney, who last week won the F. A. M. 
membership prize with seven new members 
to his credit, has repeated the performance, 
taking the prize lor the week ending July 
21st with the same number of newcomers 
to his credit 


Aabam Ignition Bffg. Ce^ Anbom, N. Y. 


G««dyear Tire & Robber Co,, Akros, 


. 24 

Bearings Co. of America, Lancaster, Fm 48 

Benton Co^ L. F, Vergennet, Vl 4« 

Chaaipion Spark Phig Co^Toledo, Ohio 8 

dereland Motorcycle Bffg. Co.. ClevelaDdL Ohio irS 

CoatiBental Robber Works, Erie, Pa Corer 3 

Corbin Screw Corporatioa, New Britain, Conn 45 

HarUj'DtLwidton Motor Company, Milwaokee, Wis 24-25 

Hawthorne Mfg. Co,, Bridgeport, Conn Cover 2 

Heodee Mfg. Co,, Sjpringfield, Mass 9 

Henderson Motorcycle Co., Detroit, Bficfa 6-7 

Miami Cycle & Mfg. Co., Middletown, Ohio 48 

Moskr & Co., A SL, Mt. Vernon, N. Y 10 

Darts Sewing Madune Co., Dayton, Ohio 37 

DiaoMod Chain & Bffg. Co., Indianapolis, Ind 44 

Dockworth Chain & Bffg. Co., Springfield, Mass 45 

New Departore Bffg. Co., Bristol, Conn. 
N. Y. Bfica & Bffg. Co., Aobom, N. Y. . 


Eelipse Machine Co., Ehura, N. Y 

Erics«oB Mfg. Co., 1115 Military Road, Boffalo, N. Y 

Excelsior Motor Bffg. & Sopply Co., 3703 Cortland St., Chi- 
cage, IlL 



Fentress Newton Bffg. Co., 253 Lafayette Blvd., Detroit, Blich. 48 

Fido, E. C 111 W.Washington St., Chicago 43 

Firestone Robber Co., Akron, Ohio 41-47 

Frasse & Co., Peter A., 417 Canal St., New York 48 

Reading-Standard Co., Reading, Pa 45 

Rogers Bffg. Co., 337 W. Bfadison St., Chieago, m 11 

Stttidard Co., Torrington, Conn Cover 2 

Stevens & Co^ 375 Broadway, New York 48 

Twitchell Gaoge Co., 1200 So. Bfidiigan Ave., Chieago, HI. .Cover 2 
Troxel Mfg. Co., Elyria, Ohio Cover 4 

United Sutes Tire Co., 58th St. & Broadway, New York 12 

Wheeler-Schebler Carboretor Co., IndianapoHs, Ind 44 




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Sales Manager B«uon, of A. O. Smith Corp., Demonitrates the "Bicycle Booster't" Efficacy to 
Military F(^ at Ft. Sam Houston; Back from Southern Trq> 

MILWAUKEE, Wis., July 19.— Sales twenty-one minutes. Most of it was over ■■there aim no roads." The two sergeants 

Manager Benion of the A. O. Smith gravel roads, copply and with some very bad who conducted this test were loud in their 

Corporation has returned from an ex- stretches. For three miles the road was being praises of the way in which the Motor 

tended trip through the Southwest where torn up for repairs, and the two army men Wheels plugged through, and considered 

be has been calling on Smith dealers and had to take to the track on the side full of the distance covered in good time. 

represcDtattves. He reports business con- holes and where the dust was three inches The final trip, however, was the real 

ditions as booming, crops coming along thick. The last four miles was on the test. Mr. Benson himself and a Private 

finely in spite of a rather lengthy dry spell United States reservation and as this is a Beall undertook a trip to Medina Dam, 

in west Texas, and says that the outlook new camp just being gotten into shape, forty-tive miles from San Antonio, the 

for business during the Sum- route laying over rough un> 

tner and Fall months in the settled country to this new 

cycle field is splendid. Government project. The 

The Schmelzer Arms Co., day was hot. and the dusty, 
Kansas City, Mo., were en- bare road reflected the piping 
tbusiastic at the way in which rays of the sun and made 
the 1917 Motor Wheel has the riders feel hotter still, 
met with favorable response At8:lS, the two riders ac- 
from dealers in their terri- companied by Mr. Orlando 
lory and the Omaha Bicycle Dibble, son of the proprietor 
Co.. Omaha, Nebraska, are of the Portage Tire & Cycle 
doing a big business in their Co., San Antonio Smith deal- 
territory also. ers, set forth. The first four- 
. _ _ ,, teen miles proved to be a line 
Al Fort Sun HonMon p^^^j ^^^j, then came a twen- 

While in Texas, Mr. Ben- ty-five miles stretch of rough, 

son spent some time with the gravel and choppy road which 

Smith representative there, '*'' off '" 'he bed of the 

Gu>- G. Eidman, and also Medina River, at little 

with Geo. Hoehn, the Dallas Medina Dam. From here to 

dealer who has done much the big dam, it Was a steady 

to put Motor Wheels on the upward climb. A grade of 

Texas map. 10 Per <«"'■ .o^*"" ™ads of 

At Ft. Sam Houston Smith so'W rock ledge covered with 

Motor Wheels in connection loose rocks as big as cocoa- 

with Harley-Davidson army n"ts were what these three 

model bicycles were tried out riders encountered. It was 

10 determine their litness for impossible to dodge the 

army work, and the way in rocks, and the road wasn't 

which both the bicycles and e*"*" » irail-il was a matter 

the Motor Wheels per- of trying to find the smooth 

formed was truly remarkable. *PO's and zigzag through. It 

Md demonstrated their prac- *" riding of the roughest 

ticability and efficiency for sort and. of course, no speed 

quick service, camp, orderly was attempted. Even so, it 

and messenger service be- was no easy matter to stick to 

yond a doubt "■« saddles of such light 

One test trip was made to mounts. Every inch of the 

Leon Springs Camp, twenty- "" ""'«' "»« a gnnd. and 

nine miles away, the distance *>'«" '•'e big dam was finally 

beii% covered in one hour Salei Man>cer Bmuou >nd Prival* BuD al Fort Sam Houiton (Continued on page 36) 



demand that (he Continental folk have 
brought out the Liberty bicycle grip. It no 
doubt will make its bow on a fair propor- 
tion of the medium priced bicycle offerings 
of the 1917 season. 


South Pirccpine. Ont.— The bicycle is 
now frequently seen in the Cobalt mining 
region of Northern Ontario. Several 
stretches of good rock road ate available in 
the "silver area" and. outside of the heavy 
vehicles for the carrying of ore. the bicycle 
has been found the most practical means 
of transportation. 


SovTH Haves, Mich., July 23.— Stephen 
J. Soule. Smith Flyer agent, of this city, 
has just sold a Smith Flyer to a lady over 
seventy years of age, who is having lots 
of sport learnirg to drive her new car. 


Pi_AiNFiELD. N. J.— The Dayton Motor 
Bicycle has come to Ptainfield and has 
caused quite a stir among the cyclists. Mr. 
W. V, Dewitt is the new dealer here and 
he expects to do considerable business with 
the Davton the remainder of this season 
and be ready for a big year spring. 


Transparencies, Long Delayed, Arrive 
for Distribution to Dealers 

WESTFIELD. Mass., July 20.— A ship- 
ment of transparent window signs, 
which long since had been given up as lost, 
has tinalty reached the plant of the West- 
field Mfg. Co. They are high priced signs 
of the sort that stretch all the way across 
the top of the window and which neither 
«un. wind, rain or frequent washing will 
remove. Signs of this sort have not been 
manufactured in this country to any great 
e:tlent and for this reason the Pope folk 
many months since placed an order in 
Europe for a large quantity of them. 

Each sign is made in three sections to 
permit of adjustment to any siie window, 
the complete sign being live feet wide, 
wirii a two-foot drop in the center, show- 
ii;g the Columbia name place jnd two one 
foot wings with the words Columbia Bi- 

The useful transparencies are printed in 
dark and light blue on a good yellow back- 
ground, making a contrast that enables the 
siitn to be seen clearly at a considerable 
distance. The signs are being allotted to 

Columbia distributors i 
country as quickly as 1 
can get them out. 


St, Lotis, Mo., July 14.— Bicycles will 
have an important and attractive display in 
the new store of the R. J. Leacock Sport- 
ing Goods Co., 919-921 Locust street The 
bicycle department is on the second floor 
of the four-story building, and the exhibit 
is much larger than the one staged in tlie 
old store. 

The oRkers of the company believe that 
the bicycle branch of the business is contin- 
ually growing in importance, and more at- 
tention than ever will be paid to it. The nevr 
store will permit of better service to riders- 
and it is expected that a boom in their sale 
will follow. More than 5.000 persons it- 
tended the recent opening of the new store. 
which is one of the most up-to-date sporting 
goods establishments in the country. 


Hamilton, Ont— The 13th Royal Regi- 
ment of Hamilton has decided to establish 
a cyclist section as a branch of the unit. 

July 26. 1917 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 


GouUet Takei Five-Mile Open — McNamara Cops the Handicap and Magin and Verri ^m the Team 
Race — Referee Gets Busy and Fines and Suspends Cyclists 

NEWARK. N. J., July 23 —Honors i 
divided all around at the Velodrome 
yesterday and most of the stars at the 
track, both in the amateur and professional 
ranks, got their share of glory. Alfred 
GouUet added a few more points to his 
score in the all-around title race, and gath- 
ered $50 when he won the five-mile open. 
Reggie McNamara came through a winner 
in the hatf-mile handicap for the pros., and 
the team match race went to the Magin- 

FiT* Ridari StMl Awaj 

111 the five-mile open five riders stole 
away for a half-lap lead. The runaways 
were Tom Bello. Alfred Halstead, Norman 
Anderson, Ray Eaton and Tommy Smith, 
Bello dropped back in the field again, but 
the other four kept going and for a time 
it looked as though they would take all 
(he money. Charles Piercey, the Australian, 
did plenty of pacing after the quartet ; 
Charles looked to be having a train in 
tow. At about a half-mile to go Eddie 
Madden, the localite. sent out an S. O. S. 
call to Goullet, got the office to go and 
closed the gap so that at sprinting time 
the big leaguers romped away from the 
lip-chasing runaways. Goullet won by a 
length from Frank Kramer, while Jake 
Magin finished third and McNamara fourth. 

Frank Cavanagh, the "cave man" of New- 
ark, showed a return to form in the races 
vesterday. Cavanagh won his trial heat of 
the "Criterion." a race that carries a $1,000 
purse, and finished second in the half-mile 
handicap to McNamara. A team match 
race at a mile between Jake Magin and 
Francesco Verri. the Newark-Italian team, 
and Eddie Madden and Willie Hanley, 
the Newark-' Frisco pair, was won by the 
former by taking the first and third heats. 
Hanley came back in the miss-and-out in- 

■itation and ran away from the four others 
who lasted until the bell lap. 

The trial heats of the "Criterion," a 
race run in six heats, three repecbage heats, 
semi-finals and final and which carries 
$1,000 in prizes, were decided yesterday. 
Arthur Spencer, the new champion; Frank 
Cavanagh. Frank Kramer, Bob Spears, Reg- 
gie McNamara and Willie Spencer won 
their heats. Cavanagh surprised the crowd 
by beating Alfred Goullet in the trial 
heat. The repecbage heats, run to give 
those shut out in the heats a chance to get 
in the semi-finals, resulted in Alfred Goul- 
let, Francesco Verri and Jake Magin quali- 
fying. The semi-finals will be run Wednes- 
day night, weather permitting, and the final 
on Sunday, Three riders will quality tor 
the final, the winner of each of the three 
semi-finals earning the right to contest for 
the rich prize. The six riders that are 
shut out of the semi-finals will ride an 
"Omnium." or consolation race. On the 
day of the final of the big race, the winners 
of the "Criterion" and the "Omnium" will 

Chunpian Stadil* MiMins 

In the absence of Amateur Champion 
Staehic, who went on a successful pot- 
hunting trip to Worcester, Mass.. the other 
cyclists had a large field day. Fred Taylor 
romped home in front in the half-mile han- 
dicap. Charles Osteritter, the promising 
Bay View rider, won the miss-and-out in a 
rather sensational manner. Fred Taylor 
finished second and Gus Lang third. 

The referee used the iron hand on a few 
of the riders. Frank Kramer and Frank 
Cavanagh were each fined $5 for looking 
around. Willie Coburn was disqualified in 
the half-mile handicap for not taking ad- 
vantage of his handicap and was later sus- 
pended indefinitely for the offense. Fred 


Hill was suspended indefinitely for not tak- 
ing his pace in the five-mile open. The 
referee could not see the flagrant team work 
in the five-mile or about a dozen others 
looking around, but then he cannot be 
expected to see everything. Summaries : 

Won by Ccorw Luodenn.. 

ffal'f.milr hanr 
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Man Rich 

cap, ttoMeur — ^Won by Fred Ti». 

rdl: 'third, 'ChaiiM OMKitWr! 
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York. Timt. S6M ««oi 
„ Missand-out rate, «maWur— Won by Charlea 
Oitrnller, Newark; »«ond, Fr«l Taylor. Newark; 
third. Gus Lana. Newark; fourth. Chrii Dotter- 
wt[ch. Newark. Time. 4:33. Diilince. 2% niit«. 
.Half.iiiili handicap. prof«iional-Woil ^y R«- 

KMc>aniara, Auilratia. 10 yarda; second, 
ink Cavanagh. Newark, 50 yards; third. Menus 
Bedell Newflrfc. JO yard.; fourth. Gordon Walker. 
Auslralia. 35 yards. Time, S4« aeconda. 

MiM-and'Oul invitalioD, profesaional— Won by 
Willie Hanley, San FrancF«M): second, JaK 
MaKin. New.rk: third. John feedell. N'ewark; 
fourth, Peter Drobach, South Boston. Time, 4:27. 


second, Eddie Madden. Newark, and Willie Han- 
ley San Francifco. Mairin and Verri won first 
«id third heals. Times, 2:S2. 2:42M and 2:58. 

Five-mile open, prof esaonal— Won by Alfred 
Goullet. Newark; «eond. Frank Kramer, East 
pranee; third. lake Mairin, Newark; fourih. Res- 
Rie McNamara. Au.tral.a. Time. 10:02. 

Trial heala of Ihe "Crilerion" al a half mile— 
. Frank Cavanajih. 


C. R C. A. to Give 25 Per Cent, of Pro- 
ceeds to the Red Croaa 
NEW YORK, N. Y., July 24.— Under the 
auspices of the Century Road Club 
Association, a monster patriotic pleasure 
run and carnival of sports will be held Sun- 
day, August 12. The run will start from 
Columbus Circle, Broadway and S9th 
street, at 9 A. M., and will run to Pelham 
Parkway, where a series of bicycle races 
will be held. Thomas W. Whittle, Com- 
missioner of Parks for The Bronx, will be 
the starter. 

Divisions of Boy Scouts, a patriotic di- 
vision, school boys' division, and a deco- 
rated bicycle divison will make up the run. 
The events to be contested include a 
"juarter—mile record race, three-mile handi- 
cap, one-mile open, Boy Scouts race and a 
public school boys' race. Twenty-five per 
cent of the proceeds of the meet will be 
given to the American Red Cross. 


St. Catharines, Ont.— While both senior 
members of the finn have been away fight- 
ing Canada's war battles, Stevens and 
Adie, the local bicycle retailers, have been 
doing a big bicycle business under the able 
direction of Archie Adie and Tom Godfrey, 
the latter being a former well-known bi- 
cycle racing man of the British Isles. 

S^Md of Bkrd* CwTMn Uaml by th* Wkkford (R. L) "Standard" for Ragtdmr D«IW- 
•rw*. Tha Boy in th« Foracroond la "SaTms Up" to Bnj a Bika 


WHiTiNSviUi, Mass., July 23.— The 16- 
mile road race that had been scheduled for 
Saturday afternoon was postponed until 
some future date on account of the 
Worcester races. 



Tuly 26, 1917 


Newarker Wins Two Race* Run bj Worcester Cycle Club— Byron. 
Australia, Takes "Once Over" Novelty Contest 

WORCESTER. Mass,, July 22.— Over 
2,000 excited fans turned out yes- 
terday for the card of bicycle races that 
were conducted on the Fair Grounds track 
by the Worcester Cycle Club. Some of 
the best amateurs of the country computed 

by Toh 

t events, among them being Jahn 
L. Staehle, the American amateur chiim' 
pian of 1916-'17. 

The big event on the card was the |>i- 
mile championship. John L. Staehle lived 
up to his reputation of a champion by bik- 
ing the event handily from Ed Byron, the 
Australian, and Uyer Cigal, the New 
Yorker. The half-mile open also went to 
Staehle, with Byron second. William 
Eager, a Newark rider, came home in 
third place and Myer Ogal landed fourth 

The handicapper was liberal to Ray Cald- 
well, a member of the Brooklyn Division 
of the Century Road Club Association, in 
the one-mile handicap. Caldwell was given 
225 yards and he romped away with the 
first prize. Fred White, who started with 
Caldwell, finished second, and Ed Byron, 
who rode from the honor mark, landed 
third priic. A one-mile championship of 
Worcester resulted in a runaway win for 
Irving Lane is. 

One of the best and at the same time 
the hardest race on the card was the three- 
man team pursuit race. Five teams started 
and it took the Newark team, which was 
made up of Champion Staehle, Ed Byron 
and William Eager, 9J^ miles lo catch the 
last team, the local trio. 

A novelty event was staged in the '"once 
over" contest. In this event a prize of a 


(Continued from pagt 33} 

reached, it was a welcome sight to the 
weary riders. 

The return trip had to be made over the 
same rough route, and coming down the 
Steep grades was nearly as bad as going 
up. A spill any place along the way would 
have meant injury, but in spite of the loose 
gravel, there was fortunately no fall. 

Private Beall, who made this trip could 
not say enough for the Kar ley-Davids on 
bicycles and Smith Motor Wheels, and the 
way in which they stood up, and his per- 
sonal recommendation resulted in a very 
favorable report to headquarters. 

He writes: "I take pleasure in giving 
you the full detail of the Smith Wheel 
which I tested for the Governmenl. This 
wheel had a test that very few motors 
ever get. It was tested over road that 
could not be called road, but a rocky trail 
to Medina Dam from San Antonio. I 
take pleasure in saying that it did its duty 
in every respect and made the trip without 
any trouble whatever. I can say for the 
Smith Motor Wheel that it has no equal 
in its class and has every good merit a 
motor could have. It will at all times do 
its duty for it has power, durability and is 
simple, and best of all is its economy of 
gasoline, oil and other expenses." 

complete racing outfit was given to the 
rider whose position on die wheel when 
riding was the most uniform, while another 
qualification was the neatness of attire. 
Every cyclist on the card paraded before 
the judges and the prize was awarded to 
Ed Byron. The summaries : 

Oni.rai1f handicap, amattur-Won by Ray Cald. 

S yard 


Suchle, .Newark;' i 

rStwarkr loanh^'lSye'^aiSl. 
chimpionihiD. amatrui — Won 


MiM Pinker BMlm, tha Fink Girl I^MMa- 
car (or tba Foatal Talagrapb Co. in Nub- 
Tilla, Tann. Tha M>na.far Sky* Sba b 
Efficiant Mid I* Lookinf for Mora GirU 
Lika H«r 


Toronto, On t.— The second big socia- 
bility run of the Associated Cycling Clubs 
of Toronto will be held on Sunday, .-^ug. 
5, from the City Hall to Scarboro Bluffs. 
The riders will cover a total distance of 
sixteen miles. The first run, staged last 
May, brought out 294 bicyclists. 


Amawllo, Tex., July 20.— Jimmie Cald- 
well, Smith Motor Wheel and Smith Flyer 
agent, recently sold a Smith Flyer to •> 
florist of this city. A boy in uniform i^ 
now able to make deliveries with the Flye: 
that were formerly made by a 
horse and wagon. 

. Ed Byron. 

I L..Si»hle, Newark; Hcond. £d Byron 
a; third. Myer Cigal. New York. Time. 

Won by Irving L»ncis. Time. J:l?. ' 

Three-man team purfuil race, amaltur— Woo by 
Xewark team. John L. Siachle, Ed Byron and 

...:,..._ .. .. Wo-cesler lean.. John 

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Fut Newarker Adda More Points to 

Score — Staehle Leads Amatenrw 
MEWARK, N. J., July 2J.— Alfred Goul- 
*~ let, the professional cychsl, and John L. 
Staehle, the amateur champion, lead their 
respective fields in the contest for the all- 
around titles at the Velodrome. Goiillist 
and McNamara both won a race at the 
track yesterday, and McNamara gained tn 
extra fourth place. Staehle is four points 
ahead of Fred Taylor, who ousted Harry 
Hoffman from second place. The .^^tand- 
ing of the leaders in both divisions follow : 

£f>"ii" '" ^* " ^'2— ^ 

HcNtinara 4 6 2 4 — 4< 

A. SpfBccr S 2 — 27 

^^^" 1 * * — 25 

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{•I™™ I 2 2 2 — 17 

W.Spencer 1 I 2 2—17 

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Hi" 1 2 1 1—14 

Madden 1 a 1 0—13 

Sn"th 1 3 1 — » 


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M" 3 8 4 3-« 

HoSman S 4 3 5 — 48 

L»|M(. — 2 * 4 3—33 

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Philadelphia, Pa., July 22.— Menus 
Bedell, paced by Norman Anderson, won 
the 50-mile paced race at the Point Breeze 
track last night. George Cameron the 
New Yorker, finished second. Vincent 
Madonna, Italy, and Percy Lawrence. San 
Francisco, were the other starters. Ma- 
donna finished third in the race. The time 
was 1:03 -.IS'A- William Vandeberry won 
two five-mile motorcycle races from BiHy 
Armstrong. The first was run in 4fl5J^ 
and the second in 3 :45. 


Brooklyn, N. Y., July 23.— William Na- 
pier won the weekly cork race of the 
Empire City Wheelmen yesterday. Napier 
just managed to catch Fred Laux in the 
last few yards, Tom Sorrentino finished 
third, Tom Kennedy fourth, Larry Hoppe 
fifth and "Pop" Rhodes sixth. 


Chablottetown, P. E. I.— Residents of 
the tiny island Province of Prince Edward 
Island may be reluctant to accept the au- 
tomobile but they have permitted cycling 
to take a strong hold on their inclinations. 
According to an announcement in the 
Charlottetown Patriot a ladies' bicycle club 
is being organized in this city. 


ecialed br adTcrturri. 

Motorcycle and Bicycle /uusthated July 26, 1917 


I am tKe Camper — 


UT^HIS » the life! 

"Away from heat and - 
humidity— out where it's I 
clear and cool — by 
that's the ideal way. 
surprised what a conv 
is to have a bicycle ii 
to get all our supp 
nearby farm houses 3 
water from the sprin 

"Then, too, it's our onl 
the outside world, 

" 'Though our roads 
rough and steep, I aJ 
that my New Departu 
Brake makes riding 
safe, to say nothing of 
pleasure that coasti 

Fellows who camp without bi- 
cycles might just as well have left 
home the frying pan — we're con- 
vinced, and so will your boys be 
if you only make them see it th^t 

Perhaps you haven't had any 
New Departure advertising matter 

this season — send you some? 


Bristol Conn. 

CM anttt Mat artmtiii >*• «n> s«*. 

Mentioii HoToiciCLi iHD BiCYCLi Illubtutid — It helps Toa, the advtttiier 

July 26, 1917 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 


Smn Bernardino Cycliit It Concidered by Expert* as America'* Premier 
Road Rider^WoB Time Prize in Record Time 

GUnn A. Butar, tl>« Californiu, BdountMl on HU Columbia Rscm-; Butar Ii Touted 
•• a Worid Baater bj tba NatirB Sou 

SAN BERNARDINO. Cal.. July 21.— 
Glenn A. Baxter is hailed all along the 
Pacific Coast as tbe greatest road rider in 
America. This is the result of his making 
a record of 20 miles in 49:55 in the San 
Bernardino amateur handicap road race on 
May 12 on his Columbia racer. Riding 
from scratch, he came through a field of 35 
riders, winning ftrst place as well as time 
price, although the limit man had a ten- 
minute start. 

In defeating this large field, which was 
made up of 'some of the best Coast speed- 
sters, Bajtter bettered the former American 
road record of 53 :20 made over the ex- 
cellent Long Island roads in 1900, and he 
almost equalled the world's record made in 

His achievement is particularly note- 
worthy in view of the fact that the course 
actually measured 20.7 miles. Baxter also 
won time prize in the 12'mile handicap road 
race held at Riverside, May 26. In this 
race Baxter was placed a minute back of 
the field and the limit was 11 minutes. 

Thirty-one riders started in the Riverside 
race, and alt but one finished. Paul Newell, 
7 minutes, being the only one to drop out. 
Prentiss Fulmer, a 13-year-old youngster, 
riding a Hudson, won the race from the ten- 
minute mark. Lloyd Wheeler, on a Co- 
lumbia, won second place. Carl Douglas, 
who was astride an Indian, ran third, and 
an Iver Johnson rider, Don Albright, fin- 
ished fourth. 

Baxter caught his first man, Ed. Babcock, 
shortly after the start, and they paced each 
other to the Indian School, where Baxter 
caught Heaslift. At this point Babcock 
dropped behind. Heaslitt and Baxter stayed 
together until just before the sprint started, 
when he drew away from the former. 
Heaslitt took second price. Baxter obtained 
his first knawledge of cycling as a news- 
boy rider. He is now employed in the 
office of the Southern Sierra Power Co., 
and cycling is his hobby. He is planning 
to team up with Heaslitt, and has persuaded 
the latter to give up his mount for a Co- 


George Colombatto, the Italian paced 
rider, defeated Leon Didier, France; Bobby 
Walthour, America ; Ellena, France, and 
George Seres, France, in a 100-kilometer 
(62.13 miles) paced race at the Velodrome 
d'Hiver, Paris, Sunday, July 1. The ri- 
ders finished as named. The time was 1 
hour 26 minutes and 47^ seconds. 

Thorwald Ellegaard, the famous Danhh 
c^xlist. won the grand Prize of Mans at 
the latter city on Monday, July 2. Elle- 
gaard met Marcel Depuy. the Frenchman, 
and another French rider, Compain. in the 
final which was run in three heats, Elle- 
gaard taking the first and second and Du- 
puy the third. 


Philadelphia, Pa., July 24. — Members of 
the Quaker City Cycling Association are 
training hard for the big race meet to be 
held at the Point Breeze track August 18. 
Training is being done on both the roads 
and the track, and some great performances 
are due on the big day. A recent addition 
to the membership is F. Keighley. an 
English paced rider, who intends to get back 
in the game. 


East Orange, K. J., July 17.— Tommy 
Fitzsimmons, the local star amateur cyclist, 
who has been racing at the Newark Velo- 
drome with success for the past few years, 
has answered the call of Uncle Sam. 

On the Bell Lap 


Fred Taylor and Charles Osteritter, two 
of the best amateur racing cychsts at the 
Newark Velodrome, will in all probability 
be in Uncle Sam's service soon. 

Willie Arend, the German sprinter, *hi} 
won the world's championship in 1897, is 
said to be a prisoner of war, according to 
late exchanges from Paris, 

Oscar Egg, the Swiss, who holds the un- 
paced hour record, bettered the record for 
five kilometers (3.1 miles) at Florence, 
Italy, Sunday, July I. The old time was 
6A7'A and Egg did the distance in 6:41^. 

The death of W. F, Simpson, the in- 
ventor of the Simpson lever chain, which 
was used extensively in the 90*1. is an- 
nounced in the late issue of the Irish Cy- 
clist. The Simpson lever chain was used 
by many racing cyclists, among whom were 
Platt-Betts, the late Jimmy Michael and 

The Velodrome de Karravald, located at 
Brussels, Belgium, is being demolished. 
The war and the occupation of that part 
of Belgium by the Germans has made cycle 
racing impossible. 

Tbe Motorcycle and Bicvclz Illus- 
trated can be sent to our soldiers and 
sailors at the front for a one cent stamp. 
Read the notice in the upper right hand 
comer of the front cover. 

The New York Sun is collecting a fund 
to purchase smokes for the boys in France. 
That is something that will be appreciated 
by the boys in khaki. 

The "stallers" are to be persona non 
grata at the Newark Velodrome. While 
they are after the stallers they might break 
up a few of the big combinations or 
"trains" that are operating there. 

Henry Werner, a Newark a 
Byron, the Australian amateur ; Charles 
Piercey, the Antipodean pro, and John 
Drehr, another Newark racing cyclist, 
were drawn in the draft last week. 

Champion John Staehle, the Newarker, 
is some pot -hunting expert. John, who 
can win in almost any kind of company, 
journeyed to Worcester, Mass., on Satur- 
day, and won two races at the meet of the 
Worcester Cycle Club. 

Nat Butler, manager of the Revere 
Beach track, staged a one-mile race for the 
professional sprint championship of New 
England at his track on Saturday night. 
Last ye«r Tim Sullivan, of New Haven, 
won. This year Lloyd Thomas, of San 
Francisco, finished first, and Tommy 
Grimm, Newark, ran second. Tim Sulli- 
van and Pat Logan, the only ones to be 
placed that know what a real boiled dinner 
is, ran third and fourth, respectively. Pat 
Logan said that he was glad the champifla- 
ship stayed in America. 

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July 26, 1917 Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 


Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

July 26, 1917 


Arthur Spencer Takes Alfred GouUet Into Camp in Match-— John L« 
Staehle Clinches the American Amateur Title 

Two-mile national championship, amateur- 
Won bv John L. Staehle, Newark; second, Gus 
Lanff, Newark; third, Chris Dotterweich, New- 
ark; fourth, Harry Hoffman, San Francisco. 
Time, 5:02?^. 

Sixth-mile record trial, professional — Won by 
Frank Kramer, East OranRe, ISH seconds; 
second. Bob Spears, Australia, \6yi seconds; 
third, a tie between Reggie McNamara, Aus- 
tralia; Alfred Grenda, Australia: Francesco 
Verri, Italy, and William Spencer, Toronto, 16^ 

Half-mile handicap, professional — Won by Jake 
Magin, Newark, 30 yards; second, Floyd Krebs, 
Newark, 60 yards; third, Fred Webet, Newark, 
65 yards; fourth, Reggie McNamara, Australia, 
5 yards. Time, 525^ seconds. 

Two-mile invitation handicap, professional — 
Won by Alfred Grenda, Aastralia, scratch; sec- 
ond, Peter Drobach, South Boston, 35 vards; 
third. Menus Bedell, Newark, 55 yards; fourth, 
Charles Piercey, Australia, 10 yards. Time, 4:49. 

One-mile match race, professional — ^Arthur 
Spencer, Toronto, vs. Alfred GouUet, Newark. 
Won by Spencer in straight heatn. Times, 2:54 
and 3:08, respectively. Time for last eighth - 
mile, 11^ seconds in each heat. 

Ten -mile open^ professional — Won by Alfred 
Goullet, Austrahaj second. Reggie McNamara, 
Australia; third. Frank L. Kramer, East Orange; 
fourth. Menus bedell, Newark; fifth, Bob Spears, 

on the sidewalks, the riders to be given the 
benefit of any doubt in case of complaints. 

NEWARK, N. J., July 23.— Champions 
were in their glory at the Velodrome 
on Wednesday night, July 18. Professional 
Champion Arthur Spencer met and defeated 
Alfred Goullet in two straight heats of a 
one-mile match race. Spencer won the first 
heat by riding around his opponent and he 
won the second from in front. In each heat 
the last eighth mile was turned in 11 4-5 

StaeUe Clinchet the Title 

Amateur Champion John L. Staehle 
clinched the American title for the second 
time when he won the two-mile race, the 
fifth of a series of six races. Staehle beat 
Gus Lang and Chris Dotterweich, the local- 
ites, and Harry Hoffman, the San Fran- 
cisco cyclist, in the final. The standing in 
points in the amateur title competition is as 
follows : Staehle, 22 ; Fred Taylor, 12 ; Dot- 
terweich, 7 ; Lang, 5 ; Hoffman, 4 ; William 
Eager, 3, and Harry Horan, 1. 

Although beaten in his match race with 
Spencer in straight heats, Goullet had a 
chance to show what he could do in the 
ten-mile open. Goullet took the lead two 
laps from home ai)d managed to stave off 
the sprints of the others. Reggie McNamara 
finished second, Frank Kramer, who came 
with a great rush, third, and Menus Bedell, 
fourth. Summaries : 

Half-mile handicap, amateur— Won by Harry 
Horan, Newark, 30 yards : second, Henry Werner, 
Newark, 60 yards; third, Jerry Nunziata, New 
York, 50 yards; fourth. Fred Taylor, Newark, 10 
yards. Time, 56 seconds. 


Lindsay, Ont. — Apparently the members 
of the Lindsay Town Cotmcil are red hot 
cyclists or they have a soft spot in their 
hearts for cycling. They have decreed, 
unanimously, that the local wheelmen may 
ride on all sidewalks providing they do not 
inconvenience pedestrians. Moreover, 
Chief of Police Short was advised to use 
discretion in regulating the bicycle traffic 


Syracuse Cyclist Victor in Brassard 
Race at Revere Beach Track 

REVERE, Mass., July 23.— George 
Wiley, the Syracuse rider, won the 
one-hour Brassard paced race at the Re- 
vere Beach track, Wednesday night, July 
18. Wiley was opposed by Clarence Car- 
man, the American champion; Vincent 
Madonna, the Italian, and Fred Herbert, 
Fall River. Herbert finished second and 
Madonna third, Carman being eliminated 
through accidents. In the hour Wiley 
covered 41 f^ miles. 

Tim Sullivan, the New Haven rider, won 
the five-mile open for the professionals. 
G. H. Boyd, the old veteran, won the 
quarter-mile handicap for cash chasers, and 
the amateur feature, the three-mile open, 
was taken by John Fardig, of Orient 
Heights. Summaries : 

Half-mile handicap, amateu^^Won by Lotus 
Htban. New York, 45 yards; second, Fred Han- 
sen, Kevere, 70 yards; third, Frank Keenan, 65 
yards; fourth, Frank Logan, South Boston, 90 
vards. Time, S7yi seconds. 

Three-mile open, amateur— Won by John 
Fardig, Orient Heights; second, Elmer Duncan, 
Everett; third, William Ea^er, Newark; fourth, 
Louis Hiban, New York. Time, 6:50^. 

Quarter- mile handicap, professional — ^Won by 
G. H. Boyd, Somerville, 80 yards; second, Denis 
Connolly, Everett, 75 yards; third, Lester Bow- 
ker. In wood, L. L, 45 yards; fourth, Tim Sulli- 
van, New Haven, 30 yards. Time, 26^ seconds. 

Five- mile open, professional — Won by Tim 
Sullivan, New Haven; second, Pat Logan, South 
Boston; third, George Bowken Inwood, 1^ L; 
fourth, Lloyd Thomas, San Francisco. Time, 



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San PranciKO Paced Uder Captures 
One-Hour Race at Pdnt Breeze Track 

PHILADFXPHIA. Pa., July 23,—Percy 
Lawrence, of San FrajKisco, won the 
one-hour motor-paced race at the Point 
Breeze track Thursday night, July 19. 
Lawrence won by two-thirds mile over 
Clarence Carman, the American champion. 
George Wiley, Syracuse, finished third and 
Vincent Madonna, the Italian, fourth. In 
the hour. Lawrence covered 48 miles, 553 
yardi and 1 foot. 

The race was an exciting one from the 
start to ihe finish. First one rider and then 
another would take the lead. All four 
started off at a great clip, with Madonna 
taking the lead. At ahout eight miles Car- 
man passed Madonna, At the 37th mile 
Lawrence took the lead away from Carman 
and was never headed. Carman, going at a 
great rate, had to follow his pacemaker. 
Hunter, onto the motorcycle track at one 
time when Madonna's chain came off. Both 
were given a great hand for the nervy 


C. L. Smith, Lob Angelea Dealer, Saya 
That Bicycle Day Made Biiaineaa 

LOS ANCELKS, Cat, July 21.— Doing 
it right was the principle that actu- 
ated the Riverside bicycle dealers in stag- 
ing their big bicycle day parade. The re- 
sult has been an increase of trade since 
that time which surpassed their fondest 
expectations. C, L. Smith, the Los An- 

geles bicycle jobber, declares that never in 
all his experience did he see so large a 
body of bicycle riders all in fancy dress 
and with beautifully decorated wheels. 

The parade, several blocks in length, did 
not have a single rider who was not in this 
class. A great deal of ingenuit>' was 
shown in getting up the costumes and they 
had so much "pep" and were so appro- 
priate that the public simply had to sit up 
and take notice that the bicycle crowd was 
an aggregation to which it paid to belong. 
The result was the creation of scores of 
prospects right on the spot, and dealers 
have had the best kind of material to work 
on and will experience good effects for 
months to come. 


Syracuse Rider, Teamed with Collina, 
Rides in Great Form at Revere 

REVERE. Mass., July 22.— George 
Wiley, Syracuse, and Elmer Collins, 
Lynn, were the victors in Ihe 30-mile mo- 
tor-paced team race at the Revere Beach 
track last night. Wiley and Collins met 
Clarence Carman, the American champion, 
and Krank Corry, the Australian, and won 
handily in 42 minutes. 

Lloyd Thomas, the San Franciscoan, won 
the one-mile New England championship. 
Tommy Grimm, of Newark, was second 
and Tim Sullivan and Pat Logan, two New 
Englanders, finished third and fourth. 
Marcel Berger, the San Francisco amateur, 
won the half-mile handicap and finished 
second in the miss-and-out race to Louis 
Hihan. the New Yorker. Summaries: 

July 26, 1917 

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,85 ysrdi. Time. 55^ KCond 

■ional— Won' by Lloyd Thomu. San Frj 
second. Tommy Grimm. Newark: third. Tii 
van. New Haven; fourth, P»l Lojiin, Sou 

*;on by Geor« Wilev. SyracuU'. and^Elmn 


Elmiba, N. Y., July 20. — Archie Guenon, 
of this city, has just completed a trip from 
Texas to New York on his Smith Motor 
Wheel. Guenon reports that he had nj 
mechanical trouble whatever, and further 

"My machine has given me perfect satis- 
faction in Texas sand, on Arkansas pikes, 
and in New York snow and mud." 


McMeehan, W. Va., July 23.— Caleda- 
bough Bros,, local hardware dealers, have 
taken the agency for the Cyclemotor and 
Smith Motor Wheel. They have pust re- 
ceived a large shipment of bicycles, which 
they will market under their own name 

I—Diamond Chains — i 



Diamond No. 149 ia an unexcelled 
motorcycle chain for every motorcjrcle 

Every part is accurate, the wearing 
parts are heat treated by the same 
scientific process as those of oar heavy 
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Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 



If you are seeking a motorcycle that pos- 
sesses all the qualities required to make quick, 
easy sales and satisfied customers, you should 
investigate the claim of the Reading- Standard. 
We invite correspondence with eatabUshed 
dealers who are desirous of becoming our 
agents in their districts. Write us today and 
let us submit our interesting dealers' proposi- 
tion. Our newly acquired equipment enables 
us to supply our dealers in quantity and quality 
and wiUiout delay. 

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KlflftrS K-5 Motor Cjdt Inm their d»l«n 
KUHV10 ,|,„^j ,^^ „ „, jir«., lor Bur haek\*t. 

Reading Standard Company 



of Prospects 

Are reached each week through the 
classified columns of Motorcycle and 
Bicycle Illustrated. And the cost of 
putting your proposition before this great 
buying power is only three cents a word 
per single insertion and two cents a word 
when repeated. 

tf yot^ot got Mommthing to tell — 
dot^t delay, aond yoor ad. to tho 
claamtiod dopartmont — THE BIG 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

450 Fourth Ave., New York 

In All Respects the Logical 
Speedometer Selection 

FOR accuracy under all conditions, for 
dependable service after long usage, 
for convenience and all around useful- 
ness, you could make no wiser selection 
than the 

Motorcyclists have used it for years and r^ 
ceived from it service of the most satisfactory 
nature. Every year it registers more miles 
and registers them accurately, and every 
year more motorcyclists are coming to rec* 
ognize it as the standard speedometer equip- 

Investigate Ihit instrument 
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The Duckworth Chains are used by more 
holders of motorcycle records than are any 
other chains. 

The Duckworth Chains are standard equip- 
ment on more American motorcycles than are 
any other chains. Tbey are standard on 

Harley-Davidson Dayton 

Reading Standard Henderson 
Pope Indian Excelsior 

Duckworth Chain & Mfg. 

Springfield, Mass. 



Motorcycle and Bicycle' Illustrated 

July 26, 1917 


I Special Service Department | 



Riders and dealers can secure all EX- 
CELSIOR parts from our Service De- 
partment. No order too small. Prompt- 
ness- and Satisfaction Guaranteed. 


Bridgeport Conn* 



Sidecars and parts in stock lor all machines 
Special attention to dealers. 


71 East Ulst St. Phone Harlem 7883 

Motorcycle Tires 

Parts and Supplies 





56 Warren Street New York 


Complete Stoek of Harley-Davidson Partip 

Accessories and Supplies 

Expert Mechanics with Factory Experiencei, 


533 W. llOth St., New York 

Branch 165th St., cor. of Webster Ave., Bronx, V. T. 


In parts fttr all machines. Particularly old 
models — try us when no Mie else can h^lp yon. 
Complete stock of Thor— Merkel — Mlanti— -CarttM 
— F-N — Pioneer — Royal and others. 

The Summit Cycle & Auto Siqiply Co. 

Boulevard and Newark Ave.^ Lincoln H i g h w ay, 
Jersey City, N. J. 

NOTE: Only 2t minutes from Broadwagr, N. Y. 


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2M West 126th Street, New York 
Phone 33S2 Momingside 



All Repairs Guaranteed 
950 Brook Ave., Tel. Melrose 6762 

Oliver Berckhemer, Prop. V. C. Peleczare, Mrr. 


Greater N. Y. Distributer 


Brooklsm Agent Cleveland Lightwaiffht 

Write for catalog and our easy payment plan 

1631 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn 




Repairing Storing 

2656 JEROME AVE., Comer Bumside Ave. 

AMOS SHIRLEY, 935 Eighth Ave. 


Columbia, Hartford and Fay Juv«iile Bicycles 

Parts for the Indian, Excelsior and Pope 

Repairs and Accessories 

WIKOES BROTHERS, 1815 Bushwi<^ Avenue, 

Brooklyn, K. T., Brooklyn and Long Island dis- 
tributors for the Dayton; also Indian agWBoy. 
Expert repairing on all makes of motorcycles* 
Complete line of supplies. Prompt and satisfao- 
tory service a feature of this establishment. 




All Make. o{ Bicydm— Expert RqmirinK 
3(2 West Uth St. Phone 3»H ChelMa 


Storing, Repairing and Supplies 

79th St. and Second Ave. Tel. 1988 Lenox. 

Oarage. 449 East S8d St. 

Branch, 1?8 Bridge Plara. L. I. City. 

Tel. 2608 Astoria. 

Kotoroyde Repairing and Winter Overhanling. 

Complete repairs on any make. 
Woric guaranteed. 1916 Indians always is 
stock; any make taken in trade. All nuLkes of' 
second-hands on sale. 
B. A. Swenson, 522 Broad St., Providence. R. L 



HarleyDa?idsoB Motorcycles and Bicycles 

New York Bronx Branch 

583 West 110th St. Webster Ave. at 165th St. 




Harlem Motorcycle Garage. Rogers Sidecars 

in Stock to Fit All Make Machines. 
1661 PARK AVE. TeL Harlem 2337 

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Brooklyn Distributor 


1157 Bedford Ave. 594 Jamaica Ave. 

Tel. Decatur 1764 TeL Cypress 4766 

Brooklyn, N. Y. 

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All makes of Bicycles— expert rspsJring 



Phone 468J Flush. 


Territory — ^Long Island (Sty to Port Waahingtoe 

on NorUi Shore. Demonstration gladly gives. 

Full Stock of Supplies^— ITsed Kaohines. 


F. A. M. Shop College Point. 


2984 Bonleyard, Cor. Newark Aye. 

Jersey City, New Jersey — ^Phone Codb. 

NOTE: Only 00 minutes from Broadway, «. X» 



Indian Motocycles 

1686-1682 Bedford Avenue 
Phone Bedford 5297 Brooklyn, N. Y. 


18 North Washington Street, Jamake, L. L 

Harley-DavkUon Distributors for Long 

Island, Exclusive of Brooklsm 



Eastern Distributors MAIN OFFICE Eastern Distributors 


CYCLE DEPT • 1065 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn SERVICE STATION: 20 4 Clift on Place, Brooklyn. 


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July 26, 1917 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

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FOR SALE— Two hisb-pade Engliih Pre 


motori, liiiBle cylinder. Bosch mametoi 

muffler attached, complete ready far 


What do Tou offer? Cycle Department 


Da^ia SewioB Machine Co., Dayton, Ohio. 

FOR SALE— 1914 Indi, 

aih. A Thole, 6J0 Flaibuab i 

K.. 107S Bedfori 

ed, guaranteed bariain. 
Nickeraon & Schrocder, 
Brooklyn, N, Y. 

J. M.'Da«n,an. Va 

TOB SALE— A Gril-claH motorcycle aod bi< 
fyde boaincii. A aix yeara' eatabliahed buaineia. 
Can pTOTB to be a payint buauieai. Haye 
agency for leading maebine. Hstc good reaiona 
lor Mtling. Will aell lor caah or part down. 
For panlcolara write P. F., care Motorcycle and 
Bicycle Dlnatraled. 

for aale cheap in the belt motorcycle city for ita 
siie in the United Statca. Addi«aa T. 'E. M., 
ere MoiQtcyele and Bicycle Illoatraled. 
One 1917 Iwin EXCELSIOR, tally equipped. 1 160 


BICYCLE RIDERS— Make moner. Repair joui 
own tirea. Alio your neigbbort.' Eliminate ponc- 
ture troublea. For fl.OO we wiU lend yon enough 
"PUNCTURE CURE" to repair ZS Bike tirea. 
Fix Ibem for 1.04 each. Boya are making from 
12.00 to t<-00 a day. Start a good buaineaa for 
only tl-OO. Poughkeepaie Paint Co-, IB4 Chnrcb 

. Coming, N. Y. 

FOR SALE-mS Harley-DaTid«>n 
>t overhauled >t the H.-D- factor 

and iidecar 

and fitted 

i1h new pulon ringi. new »alve 

ers re-bored. Fully equipped with 
a tire and tandem. Both macbin 

and valve 
neto, cylin- 

lilhti, ex- 
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ey, P. O. Box 52, Gen 


King. R. 1>. 

St., Poughkeepaie, S. Y. 


cycle repair man, familiar with Remy Genera- 
lora and Exide Storage Batteriei. Muit be able 
to handle men and to ayatematiie ahop. Only 
men of executive ability who can get reaulta 
need apply. Give full particulars and referencei 
in first letter. W. E. Wander a ee Co., 1561 
Woodward Ave, Detroit, Mich. 

WANTED-One or two young fellows experi- 
enced in the Bicycle and Motorcycle Acceasoriei 
line, to wait on dealers. City Supply Co., 56 

WANTED— Ex peril 

, New York City. 

Worth More 

DoeA Men 


Just uk for it OD four next motor 

ErtcsMm Manof actuiing Co. 
Itie Military Ram] Baff«l«, N. ' 


BENTON %ltl^ 

(Case Hardened) 
Benton Spark Plugs owe their 
growing popularity to the excel- 
lent service they give, due to the 
extreme care exercised in their 

Dealers and Repair men recom- 
mend them because they make 

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Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

Julj 26, 1917 

Auburn. NewYoric. 

The New Musselman 

Poslttve Drive Coaster 


The only positive drive brake in the world. 
Possessing such qualities as smallness, strength, 
frictionless and no springs or small complicating 

The Miami Cycle & Mfg. Co. 

10S5-10S1 Grand Ave, MMdlclowi, OUo. II.S.A. 

Thousands of Prospects 

Are reached each week through the classified 
columiu of Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated. 
And the coat of putting your proposition before 
this great bujring power is only three cents a word 
per single insertion and two cents a word when 

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Motorcycle and, Bicycle Illustrated 

450' Fonrth Ave., N«r Yoric 


Just as simple as rid- 
ing alone when your 
machine is 


The eitreraely low 
riding- position and 
the ^rm hold on the 
machine are impor- 
tant safety factors. 

Price, $12.00 each 

Mfg. Co. 



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Vi- Wld. 
M- Pitch 
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b..lD( iBtv th* product and for th* 
leDfth of tl>M th* uMn lwv< twa 

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Frasse & Co., Inc. 

419 Canal St., N.Y. 


Before you apply for a Patent write for 
this new booklet. An invention worth 
making is worth protecting. Patents pro- 
cured in all countries. Full information 

on requnt. 

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August 2, 1917 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 


A Declaration of War doe* not signify the End of the World, nor does war time 
economy mean the abt<^ute elimination of everjrthing that makes life worth living. 

To sensiUe pec^e it means getting full value at minimum cost, whether it be in- 
vestments for pleasure or utility. 

A certain class of motorcycle riders will be 
satisfied with nothing but enormous power 
and terrific speed. To each one of these 
there are hundreds who want a motorcycle 
as a convenient, rapid and economical means 
of personal transportation. 
The business man wants to reach his office, 
the workman his place of employment and 
the pleasure seeker his place of enjoyment, 
rest and recreation. 

To all o{ these the EXCELSIOR Light 
Weight offers every desirable element at the 
lowest possible cost. 

It is a "regular motorcycle" with Ample 
Power, Two-Speed Gear, Foot Operated 
Motor Starter and every desirable feature, 
coupled with Economy of Operation, Ease 

and Safety in handling and a first cost within 
the reach of everyone. 

It is a family machine that owing to its sim- 
plicity and safety of operation and light 
weight, is equally adapted to the require- 
ments of either sex and any age above 
actual childhood. 

No matter where or why you want to go, 
the EXCELSIOR Light Weight will take 
you there comfortably, quickly, and at less 
cost than any other means of transportation. 

Our new catalog is now ready, fully describ- 
ing this and the heavier models of the 
"Good Old X," together with the new 

Get one from the dealer or write.for it today. 

Live dealer* who fear the lots of ibeir trade thm the demandi of warfare, 
will find that Ioh more than made np by the great cla»a of people who 
need only be shown the efficiency, capacity and ntilily of the EXCELSIOR 
Light Weight to become bnyers and alio enthnaiaitie boMlers. 

Excelsior Motor Mfg. ® Supply Company 

3703 Cortland Street Chicago 

Ycu ttt quick ri 

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Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

August 2, 1917 


Better Bicycle Tires Cheaper 

Bring a Bigger Bicycle Business 

GOODYEAR dealers are learning, to then- 
great satisfaction, that the movement for 
better bicycle tires at lower prices, as pioneered 
by Goodyear Blue Streaks, is bringing thousands 
of bicycle riders back to this fine, healthful sport. 

And, in the same proportion, their bicycle and 
bicycle tire business is growing day by day. 

In every community there 
have been hundreds of 
ivheels laid up with flat tires. 
Riders often gave up bicy- 
cling because they grew 
w^eary of getting unfair tire 
value. That was before they 
knew Goody e ar Blue Streaks. 

Good year's new policy of 
simplifying the making 
and selling of bicycle tires 

changed all this. Folks are 
coming back to their wheels. 

And Goodyear dealers, who 
are identified with this 
w^idely-read, square-deal pol- 
icy campaign, are getting the 
benefit in largely increased 

Are you profiting from this 

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Akron, Ohio 

K R O N 

For msfurance of prompt attention to your wants mention Motobctclb and Bicyclb iLLuiraATED. 

August 2, 1917 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

Parents Welcome These New Savings 
on Goodyear Blue Streak Bicycle Tires 

The Goodyear Blue Streak plan of mak- 
ing and selling better bicycle tires cheaper 
pleases everyone— boys and girls as well 
as their mothers and fathers. 

Economical buying is always 'sensible 
when the article bought does not sacrifice 
quality through the saving. And, espe- 
cially so today when all America is prac- 
ticing thrift. 

The money saved by buying Goodyear 
Blue Streak Bicycle Tires, at $3.25 each, 
will come in very handy with prices of 
everything so high. 

Why should any rider pay more when, 
for $6.50, he may own a pair of Goodyear 
Blue Streaks which in quality will match 

many other tires at $10.00 per pair? And 
Blue Streaks are usually better than tires 
sellii^ at the same price, 

Goodyear gives you these savings by 
making only one tire — standard quality, 
always the same. This cuts factory costs. 
Then Goodyear saves you more money 
by selling direct to the Goodyear dealer 
in your town. That cuts out the needless 
handling-profits that are added to other 
tires you might buy. 

Make these savings yourself. You are 
entitled to them. See the Goodyear dealer 
in your town. Or write to the Goodyear 
Tu-e & Rubber Co., Akron, Ohio, for his 

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Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated August 2, 1917 

A Matter of Efficiency 

V/^OU need the best of ignition to get the most out of your ma- 
* chine — most speed, most power, greatest serviceability. 

When Bosch Magnetos first displaced battery ignition because it 
was too slow and unreliable, they set a standard of efficient serv- 
ice that immediately was adopted and has not been bettered. 

Bosch Magnetos always have been built of the best materials and 
by the best workers. They require practically no attention in 
use. They cost the motorcycle makers a little more because of 
quality construction, but the extra cost is charged to "rider serv- 
ice" and does not affect the price you pay. 

Your motorcycle, the one you buy or sell, will be Bosch-Equipt 
if you insist. 


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August 2, 1917 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

The Priceless Reputation Back of 

Harley-Dandson BicTcles— What It Means 

Last year one of our dealers in the East tried to s^l 
bicycles which he had made up for him. 

He was unable to sell the unknown brand success- 
fully in spite of the hardest kind of effort. 

This season this dealer took on Harley-Davidson 
bicycles, and he is selling them like the proverbial 
"hot cakes." 

By giving this dealer a better bicycle and with the 
Harley-Davidson name and r^utation back of it, 
the combination was nine-tenths of the sale. This 
dealer says so himself and his experience is not an 
exceptional one. The same thing is going on in 
every section of the country. 

More and more dealers and bicycle riders are learn- 
ing that the Harley-Davidson line of bicycles is set- 
ting a truly astonishing standard. Many give the 
Harley-Davidson name and reputation the credit 
for their rapidly increasing bicycle sales, but the 
fact remains that the quality of ordinary bicycles 
was nowhere near to the Harley-Davidson standard 
and that Harley-Davidson bicycles are 

rapidly setting a new and higher standard 
in the bicycle industry. 

The Harley-Davidson Motor Company 
could not afford to sell bicycles of ordinary 

Harley-Dayidson Motor Co. 


A good deed often means a good deal— Please mention Motobcyclb and Bicycle Illustkatuv 


Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustiiated August 2, 1917 

In June, Alan T. Bedell 
crossed the United States 
from West to East on a 
stock Henderson motor- 
cycle in faster time than 
had ever been made be- 

I ^ ^nitfi" h fore by one man. 






Los Angeles to New 
York City, 3296 miles, in 
7 days, 16 1-4 hours, low- 
ering the best previous 
record 3 days, 19 hours, 
54 minutes. 

In July, Roy Artley rode 
the length of the country 
from North to South on 
a stock Henderson, shat- 
tering all records for the 
famous Three-Flag Drive 
by averaging 555 miles 
per day for three days in 

Canada to Mexico, 1667 
miles, in 3 days, 25 min- 
utes, lowering the best 
previous record 8 hours^ 
50 minutes. 

Mention of Motoictciji and Bzctclb Illustsatko is always appreciated by advertisen. 

August 2, 1917 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

Roy Artlaj raunJfaiK ■ turn 
on the road in hU tmtt 
flight from C 

Both trips were characteristic examples 
of the dependability of Henderson con- 
struction, the endurance made possi- 
ble by four-cylinder design. The 
masterful power of the four-cylinder 
motor won over every difficulty of 
mountain, desert or forest trail. And 
the fine physical condition of both 
riders at the finish, their freshness and 
lack of fatigue, gave convincing evi- 
dence of the comfort due to the dis- 
tinctive Henderson smoothness. 

Henderson Motorcycle Co., Detroit 

■ mcBliam Hoivicroj akb Bicxcli Iixunut^ 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

August 2, 1917 


They Are Standard Original Equipment 
Witli Every Motorcycle Maker 

PVERY purchaser of a motorcycle can have the Goodyear 
■^-' Blue Streak Black Tread Tire from the beginning. 

For the manufacturers of every motorcycle made in America 
have chosen this tire as standard original equipment. 

Their unanimous vote is, of course, partly 
due to their certain knowledge that these 
tires will insure the purchasers of motor- 
cycles against trouble. 
But it is also due to the fact that experienced 
riders everywhere demand this tire. 
There is certainly no more careful and dis- 
criminating class of motorcyclists than those 
who race. 

This class, like every other, insists on the 
Goodyear Blue Streak Black Tread. 
In the Independence Day races all over the 
country, this tire again took the honors. 
At Atlanta, Georgia, it took two firsts; at 

Salt Lake City, Utah, three firsts; at Osh- 
kosh, Wisconsin, four firsts; at Roswell 
Track, Colorado Springs, seven firsts. 
At Sheepshead Bay, New York, it took 
eight firsts. 

At Gentlemen's Driving Park, Baltimore, 
it made a clean sweep of every place in the 
professional and amateur events both. 

In this one day, in six states, the keenest 
professional and amateur riders staked their 
chances on the Goodyear Blue Streak Black 
Tread Tire. 

Everywhere the tire made good for them 
— as it always has for everyone. 

August 2, 1917 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

CARCASS and tread, breaker strip and side-walls, these are the 
factors in tire-building at which the tire-wise look first. 

The construction of the carcass, and the materials used, will 
determine whether or not you will be menaced by blow-outs. 

On the tread depends your mileage and ease of travel — and your 


Thecharacterand width of the breaker strip will decide the strength 

of the bond between carcass and tread — and the life of both. 

The strength and thickness of the side-walls determine absolutely 
whether you will get what tread, carcass and breaker strip prom- 
ise you. 

Here are the Goodyear Blue Streak advantages of carcass, tread, 
side-walls and breakerstrip that win the unanimous vote of motor- 
cycle manufacturers, and the enthusiastic endorsement of all 
experienced classes of riders : 

Carcass of extra heavy 4-ply fabric 

— skim-coated to prevent fabric separation 
which tends to weaken the carcass and 
bring danger of blow-outs. 

Extra thick, rugged Mack treads — 

thicker than any built into any motorcycle 
tire made. This tread means longer mile- 
age, freedom from road trouble and a greater 
ease in travel. 

^de-watts are likewise thicket — more 
lasting and extra-safe. 

Wider breaker j<Hp— wider than any 
other tire's. This results in firmer union 
of carcass and tread, with greater wear re- 
sistance in the carcass. 

In short, the new Goodyear Black Tread 
Blue Streak is built to mieet every emergency 
and every road condition that the powerful, 
heavy motorcycle of today encounters. 

Sooner or later it will be your tire. 
The Good year Tire & Rubber Company 

Akron, Ohio 

A gaud deed often d 


Motorcycle and Bicycle Illl/strated 

August 2, 1917 


ed State* ' Usco' Tires 

ion they guarantee will 
motorcyclist to whom 
equipped machine, a 
[>r accessories — and a 
ig his friends. 

iti-skid efficiency of 
one reason for their 


leage-giving quality — 
ce are other reasons. 

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New York 

PuAIiihed WedOy on ThurMd^ by Of 


450 Fourth Av»^ Nmg YoHi 

L A. CASE, Pr«. 

Smbi^ption Ratea— 

Two Dollar* a Y»ar. for^n, 

Thnm DoUan a Year. Tm 

Ccnti a Copr 

HARKY a. JACOBS, Smc ud Tm*. 

H. A. WILLIAMS, Adv. Ugr. J. H. DONEHUE. Editor 

G. H. JOHANSON E. F. HALLOCK, Ai)oc Editor 

H. P. FOX Service Dept. 

Enured aa $eeani'diai mMMt 

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at Nan York, undtr Oia act of 

March 3, 1879 

AUGUST 2, 1917 

In Seattle's Emergency 

The Motorcycle and Sidecar Combination Goes to the Fore in Providing Transporta- 
tion Facilities When a Strike Ties Up the Street Car Lines 

Carrying Capacity of the Two-W heeler Proves Amazing to Many 

LI OW many persons will a motor- 
* * cycle hold? 

It all depends upon the occasion, the 
necessity for "emergency" traffic and 
the city in which the question is taken 
under consideration. 

For instance, in Seattle, Wash., 
during a recent street-car strike, 
where Mr. and Mrs. Pedestrian 
found it necessary to crowd the entire 
family and part of the neighborhood 
on the family motorcycle or else walk, 
why, the capacity of 
the motor vehicle was 
tripled, quadrupled and 
then doubled again. 

Of course those who 
know motorcycles will 
say that "it can't be 
did." Very well, then, 
the accompanying pho- 
tograph will serve as 
Exhibit A in the trial 
of the man who said 
that a motorcycle was 
created with a maxi- 
mum carrying capac- 

When the street-car- 
men in Seattle went on 
a strike and refused to 
move the several hun- 
dreds of cars at the 
disposal of the com- 
lany, the mayor and 
city council, desired 
no repetition of the 
East St. Louis strike- 

By W. Marquat 

breaker riots and ordered no strike- 
breakers imported. 

Then it was up to the people to pro- 
vide themselves with whatever means 
of transportation was available. And 
with characteristic Yankee ingenuity 
they responded, coming to work in 
automobiles, on bicycles, roller skates, 
on horses and in other contrivances. 

But first, foremost and most popu- 
lar on the list was the motorcycle — in 
most cases with sidecar attachment. 

CambinmtioD Wkich Helpad to Relwve th* 
Ourini tba SsBttle Car Man'* Strike 

To see the way the people packed 
these vehicles caused many "how do 
they do it" exclamations. Tires 
pumped to almost uncompressible sol- 
idity, flattened under the weight placed 
on the machine. The speed of the 
motorcycle made it unusually' popular 
and therefore whenever one of the 
machines was in sight all else was 

The cars in all cases held up under 
the strain. Because of their excellent 
control they were able 
to dodge in and out 
among the congested 
downtown motor traffic 
with minimum acci- 
dents. Many women 
announced preference 
of the motorcycle to 
the rough riding "jit- 
neys" which entered the 
transportation field for 
large profits. 

No particular make 
of motorcjcle proved 
preeminently best for 
the new sort of work; 
all responded to the 
call, and all performed 
wonderfully well. 

All of which goes to 
show that in case of 
emergency it should not 
be forgotten that the 
Situation motorcycle always 

comes to the front. 

Motorcycle and BrcvfiLE IixuiSilft^TED 

August 2, 1917 

Motorcycle Men in U. S. 
Signal Service 

The Big Part the Power-Driven Two-Wheelers Are Playing and the \ 
Bigger Part They Are to Play in Military Signal Work for Uncle Sam 

By FmUx J. Koch 

LUKE in ii? 
Well, yiHi, who are fond of the 
fnit' flying itetd, who have torn 'cross 
«ouutry, ti|) hill ftiul ilowti, just to see 
What nail you could bring from your 
'cycle or jum what record you could make 
(or the motor cycle club of your town; 
fancy, if you will, the lure there's lo it 
v>l riiilng, pot-haste on Uncle Sam's army 
tervice, with the fate of an army, a nation 
niio-haii, in your tires I 

Paul Revere, dathlng by night to every 
Mittdleaex village and farm, did little or 
nothing lu eumiiare tu whtl might be done, 
come the call, by any one of these motor- 
cycling iwst riders of your Uncle Sam ! 

To see them dashing from one end of 
the column to the other, bearing the mes- 
sag|^ frtim those In command : then darling 
away, a cUmd of dust the sole spur, to 
brum up reinforcements, or order up this 
or that band, is to make one wonder what 
the story of Murope. had Na|Ki1eon, at 
Waterloo, had motorcycles at hand. 

The motorcycle and the victory of 
nrmies American amties. at any rate— are 

Yon. who are |»r.iticient wit 
ovlc and would use it in th 
a|i|>b, then for admission t 
ciTiMi- -\8e limit* ra««e it\ 
Id addiiitu), a n»n must be 
ti-lt^raiiher, or nualiiy as met 
hr i» already «ov»d at ridinj 
that is an addr^) endv>rscmcnt 

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inji, the 

and cai'v me*iase» oiher- 
w)s* inw* cvJwmn rear ti> 
irvvti «nJ back" 

V<>-hnivallv, the ra,M,-r- 
cvvlwl tw the sis"»l '.»n»* 
STis a taJW of at) manner 
*>t intercitit^ d«.v"s w^-rk 
I bene 

\on may be as^isneit in 
a (ivifu si!e>Ml i,>"<T> outnt. 
a* the mew *i*«»k <M' «- t^' 
\»«w o.>»"ipi*!V'' «>*en over t* 
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ment at the rear; this "spool" prepared to 
pay out live miles of wire per teeL 

As the wire is paid out by this, the 
horses gallop along; the man on the wheel 
follows behind and sees to it that the 
string is attached where most desired. 
Sometimes the wire must be attached to 
fences. Sometimes it is hidden in shrub- 
bery, or makes its way about trees. Some- 
times something "snarls" It, or might be apt 
to do so. Whatsoever, two motorcycle 
linemen, as they're called, go behind; now 
stopping, now riding on, their eyes half on 
road, half on wire; the fast-Aying motor- 
cycles keeping pace easily with the gallop- 
ing steeds. 

No Tim* la L«*t 

As it is, no time is lost in the laying. 
Even where the horse has not yet been 
supplanted by the motorcycle in laying, 
the horsemen do not lag far behind : usu- 
ally managing to lay the wire while on 
horseback, and this by use of the pike. 

Both telephone and telegraph wires are 
laid in this wise, the "buuer" being 
used for each. 

to fit the pack-saddle of an animal;. but eas- 
ily adapted to the more modern wheeled 
steed. Come to place of camp, the motor- 
cyclist may be deployed to "grinding," for 
the generator is, perforce, worked by band. 
Two men turn and turn — "grind," as they 
call it, through the lime of service ; one re- 
lieving the other at this work. Their com- 
bined effort serves to yield about all the 
current that is needed. 

Mast for the wireless, when erected, 
stands forty feet high ; but this dissects 
to sections, and so is to be placed on mule- 
back, with the motorcycle in prospect in 
turn. Sending de\'ice is attached to it 
easily, and the man comes 'long on bis 
'cycle, can send forthwith, if required. 

Other devices, too, are compacted to 
reduce lo minimum for carrying. Thus a 
single case contains sending and receiving 
apparatus, both. 

First, in rote, the eye will light on what 
is called the helio series ; to lay eye like 
compact coils- Next this, in the comer, 
there's the aerial switch; below that a 
clock-like affair is known to those proficient 
in the art as 'hot wire am- 
meter." and is used to give 
the current output. In the 
box. still again, there's a. 
primary and secondary coil 
here; the "loose coupler" 
and the 'initton," which 
answers for detector to the 
"buuer": all so well placed 
that a single man is qaite 
cnoogh to operate at any 

L'sually die bearer sets 
the case sqnaraly on the 
gTv>(ind ; cnoc to temporary 
camp or halting placc- 
UeaiiBbile ifac generator, 
tocK. t» ptaccd on the earth 
and. thuiks to drills held in 
the work, lhii«s can be pot 
m loQ ■■■■■■'t; oirder within 

tbe lae* >l:art! 
Foe Ttty qtndk work. 

to doi IcB^ and dicA 
Ken win brine l^ ' 

U^anrtle. two other men 
ic^cstf mpockB^K (faegener- 
i^:c amf scttins this n^ 
Oe« mm beaks to the pncfc- 
setL cwv caJtt Ibc bac with 

August 2, 1917 



side. Opened, there's revealed within a 
battery, condenser, telephone, receiver and 
sending key; yet all so carefully done that 
the whole weight of the apparatus is not 
quite five pounds. 

ing is actually on. The men are assigned 
definite numbers, and Nog. 1, 2, 3 and 4 run 
off, each in different point of the compass. 
Out at the ends of such. No. 9 wilt raise 
the mast; this hand over hand. Mean- 
while No, 7 puts in the sev- 
eral sections as required. 
Nos. 5 and 6 are connecting 
up the generator, running 
out the counterpoise. No. 
S attends to the equippage 
which brought all the things 

Mast up, they connect 
pack-chest, generator, aerial 

I just three min- 

i rule, frotn first 

vhen they began. 
The outfit involved, aside 
from molorcycles, which 
are supplied by Uncle Sam 
likewise, coats $200, at least. 
Nor do the motorcyclists 
niD ultra- hazards when on 
this service of Uncle Sam. 

they're called, are protected 
by cavalry at all possible 
stages of the game. 

Lest the enemy tap wires, 
pr catch the message by 
wireless, all messages are 
tent with the use of a key- 
word, and this is changed 
at least every day. 

When the motorcyclist is 
not occupied otherwise, 
also, his novel field of serv- 
ice brings him in touch with 
chances to invent and help 
the country otherwise. 

Thus a master signal With Signal Corps M«i at Fort Sam Hoiutont — 1, Ciirr«it 
electrician, one L, J. Stan- 2, Buhm- Outfit; 3, On th. Firing Lmo; 4, PortabU 

berry, has perfected a de- Outfit; B, L«lt«« (ram Homa; «, Th. W* Waf 

vice for communicating 
with war balloons by wire- 
less. A service buzzer is 
employed here, the "ground" being woven 
into the anchor cable of the captive bal- 

Thanks to it, they can communicate with 
a balloon as much as 2,000 feel in the 
air. "Buzzers" employed in such work re- 
semble some camera-carry inR case, but of 
a yellow leather, as seen from the out- 

amd tliB Haliograpk; 7, TirW Oat 

The buiier and the motorcycle corps, in 
fact, are inseparable, in lime of war. The 
lineman of the wheel lays the buzzer where 
convenient on the ground, and, [f there 
be no wire to string, say in times of emer- 
gency, he can attach to any barbed wire 
rail or the like. Such fences wilt carry 
the word; so that the service is almost a 

wireless there; it needs little more than an 

Preferable, however, wire is used, and 
this, on the field, often, unreeled by hand. 
Your 'cyclist runs it from the commander 
to the firing line, and here 
his chance for nerve and 
grit is at the best. That, 
then, represents the high 

"thrillers" — he may receive ; 
this unless fent with word 
otherwise to the front. 

At the other extreme is 
the far simpler task when 
he's assigned to heliograph; 
to sending message by mir- 
ror, that's to say. 

To such end, two tripods 
will be set up— the one for 
the mirror, the other for 
shutter that releases or 
closes the light. The lat- 
ter is placed a short ways 
before the other; the shut- 
ter is raised and lowered 
to produce the dots and 
dashes ; and so the mes- 
sage may be sent. 

Those, though, are just 
Che high points in the day's 
work of the motorcycling 
'soIiKcr. Between, there 
are three meals a day; 
cleaning the machine and 
Imaking ship-shape, and, 
come taps, a good iileep. 

Chances are. the sleep 
seems (he best part of all of 
it to the man when in the 
field. The work brings its 
exercise; one is out in the 
air; the thrill and excite- 
ment tell. Few the motor- 
cycle servitors of Uncle 
Samuel but do not steep 
well I 

There is fascination to it, 
nonetheless ; and the lure is irresistible. 
Come peace, and there'll be no end of 
tales of thrill and daring from the front; 
none, however, to hold the hearer spell- 
bound more than those these fast-fiyi:^ 
bearers of the word of conmiand will be 
free, at such times, to tell. 


IT is not always possible to start a motor 
on an electrically equipped machine 
when the battery goes dead, or when it 
has been removed. Shortening the plug 
gaps, and priming the motor sometimes 
will make a start possible, but not always. 
In such a case, three dry cells connected 
in scries and put in place of the storage 
battery will effect a start. The carbon of 
the dry cell is positive and the zinc nega- 

A Coopla of Mochaiuca from tha Indian Pactorr Now Training with tho Signal Corp* 
of tha Aaro Squadron at Fort Sam Monaton 


IF you are continually dropping the cap 
which covers the spout of your oiler, 
here's a tip that will help you — chain it! 
All that's needed is a short length of 
Mght chain — a cheap near-gold watch 
chain answers the purpose ideally. Solder 
it to the cap and to the lower portion of 
the spout, leaving suSicient length of 
chain so that the cap can readily be re- 
moved from the spout. It will save both 
time and patience. 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated August 2. v/s 

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REEL 2, Scene 1 — A few of the Cleveland enthusiasts who Indian motorcycle, and sidecar which he built to his own 

participated in a recent picnic staged by Weinstock- requirements. ^ „, ^ , „, ^ 

Nichols Co.. Oakland, Cal.. Cleveland distributors. The Sc«ie 5— Mr. C. W. Geer, of Westminster, Texas, and his 

Weinstock-Nichols Co. hold a picnic once a month. daughter, wife and mother, snapped on a recent sightseeing 

F^*?-* ?r*"|f"T'" 'i- ^- ^"a "?'' ^f'^ ^' f- ^'"'^' *** '"Scetie 6-A line-up of Excelsior riders in front of R. C. Crist 

Fop Greble R^ I who are ardent motorcycle fans. Company's agency at Detroit. Mich., before starting out on a 

Scene 3 — E. B. Holton, of Newark, N. J., snapped as he was recent Sunday sociability run. 

strapping his bathing suit on the luggage carrier after taking Scene 7— Ray E. Day, Tacbma Indian dealer, and the outfit 

a dip at Pompton Lakes, Pompton, N. J. which look the honors in the recent electrical parade. Day 

Scene 4 — Harrison Walke, of Milford Center, O., astride his was accompanied by his sister. Miss Day. in the sidecar. 

1^ Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated August 2, 1917 

Pressure vs. Costs 

In Which It Is Shown That the Cost of Operating the Motorcycle Waxes Large as the 

Tire Inflation Pressure Is Lessened, Within Limits 

A Study of the Fundamentals of Pneumatic Tire Operation 

MANY reasons are advanced for using 
a pressure gage instead of the kick- 
ing process, and keeping tires fully in- 
flated: Avoidance of rim cutting, stone 
bruises, slipped patches, blowouts, etc., 
yet here and there a hardy soul is found 
who swears that he'll use as low a pres- 
sure as he pleases, and if he's taking a 
chance he'll at least ride in comfort while 
he's taking it; and he gets away with it, 

There seems to be some question, like- 
wise, among authorities, as to just what 
is the proper inflation pressure, for of 
two o! our largest tire companies, the one 
recommends 55 pounds per square inch 
for 3-inch tires, while the other states 
that 35 pounds is the correct figure for 
average riding. 

The real reason why these low-pressure 
fellows do get away with it and get such 
amazingly good results as they sometimes 
do, is two-fold. First is the superior con- 
struction of the tires; next is the fact that 
a modern motorcycle with 3-inch tires is 
really over-tired. Just consider that a 
machine as (comparatively) heavy as a 
flivver uses only 3-inch tires on the front 
wheels and advises owners not to get any 
larger ones as they are unnecessary. 

But in spite of this there is one rea- 
son for keeping tires well blown up, 
which no one can escape. It is the added 
expense due to the extra work done on 
account of the soft tires. 

A Cam in Point 

I was talking with a low-pressure en- 
thusiast a short time ago, and he was be- 
wailing the high price of gas and his big 
gasoline consumption. When I told him 
that his very much under-inflated tires 
were responsible for a good-sized fraction 
of it, and that actual tests had shown that 
cutting the air pressure in the tires 60 per 
cent, to 75 per cent, below the proper 
point will increase the power required to 
drive the machine at a normal speed by 
about 25 per cei^t., which means a 25 per 
cent, increase in gasoline consumption 
and a corresponding increase in expense, 
he was mightily surprised and somewhat 

There are many riders who mean to 
keep their tires right, but who let them 
get down to 10 or 15 pounds before they 
get around to using the pump. While it 
may do to ride tires a little soft for com- 
fort, such a pressure is not only hard on 
the tires, the rear especially, but hard on 
the pocketbook, too, for the extra gaso- 
line must be paid for whether new tires 
have to bought soon or not. 

When a machine is run with under-in- 
flated tires, the tire at any point flattens 
out as that point reaches the ground, and 

By D. B. Pangbwnm 

then rounds out again as the wheel rolls 
along. This continuous bending of the 
casing requires energy— as is shown by 
the casing getting hot— and the only 
source of energy is the pocketbook, via 
the gasoline tank. That extra heat has to 
be paid for, though it is only harmful. 

These things I told my skeptical friend, 
and then I said to him: 

ProTing the Point 

"Bill, if you want to see how much 
energy it really takes when your tires are 
flat, try rolling the machine with them 
good and hard, and then let the air all 
out and see how much more work it is to 
roll the bus along. Or better yet, hitch a 
spring scale to it and draw it along, first 
with full tires and then with empty ones. 
After it gets under way, in the first case 
it should take from 5 to 10 pounds steady 
pull, while in the second the pull required 
may be double that." 

Bill tried and was convinced; now his 
gasoline consumption is less. 

Try those experiments yourself if you're 
doubtful, or try this easier one. Ride 
along a piece of hard road with your tires 
at full pressure (say 45 pounds), spark 
fully advanced, and some certain exact 
throttle setting. Carefully observe the 
speedometer reading. Then let the pres- 
sure in the tires down some 30 pounds or 
so, and, riding again over the same course 
under the same conditions, see how much 
the speed is reduced. It has been my ex- 
perience in numerous trials that it has 
been cut down 2 or 3 miles an hour at 
least, sometimes more, with new casings. 

The conditions are as shown in the ac- 
companying figure, which is from measure- 
ments of a 28 x 3 inch tire inflated to be- 
tween 10 and 15 pounds. When the tire 
is soft it is just as if there were a flat 

wheel on the machine, for the wheel is flat 
where it rests on the ground. Thus, as 
shown, if the tire were rigid, to roll from 
the flat onto the ground part would require 
the same effort as to climb a 31 per cent 
grade (an angle of over 17 degs.), which 
is quite a hill. 

But as a matter of fact the tire is merely 
stiff and not rigid, so the flat spot travels 
around the tire, or what is the same thing, 
the tire moves and the flat spot stays al- 
ways at the bottom. Thus the only work 
done is that required to continuously de- 
form, or bend, the casing walls. 

Here is where resiliency enters into the 
case. The more flexible, or resilient the 
tire is, the less effort is required in the 
constant bending and unbending of its 
walls, and the less the tire itself is in- 
jured. This is the reason why bicycle 
racers use cord tires and why the highest 
priced automobiles furnish them. 

To sum up; keep up the pressure and 
you keep down the costs. 

Tire Wear Indicates When 
Sidecar Is Out of Line 

A REGULAR inspection of the tread of 
each tire on a sidecar combination 
will tell whether or not the car is out of 
line. If the sidewheel is worn more on 
the left side of the center line, the sidecar 
toes in. If the sidecar tire is thus worn 
and the motorcycle rear tire is worn on 
the right side the car leans in. When 
the tires are worn on the outside the car 
leans out The remedies are abvious. 


Ulustratinc Tir« Defl«ctioii 

Cranking the Motor While 


Vy/HEN starting the motor by means of 
yV the clutch near the bottom of a 
hill be sure the valves are lifted before the 
clutch is engaged. Too sudden an engage- 
ment will tend to slew the rear of the 
machine around, and if the ground is soft 
or the road slippery, the rider may take 
a spill. Use intermediate gear in prefer- 
ence to high in thus starting the motor. 

Locate the Squeaks While 
Coasting a Hill 

IT is while the motor is idle and the ma- 
* chine coasting that any squeaks in the 
springs or frame can be best located. There 
is no song of the engine to drown out other 
sounds. If a bearing needs attention, its 
cry for oil will make itself known while 
going down the hill and thus give warning 
to the rider in time to prevent serious 

August 2, 1917 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

Motor Lore For Soldiers 

School Inaugurated by the Har ley- Davidson Service Department Teaching Army 
Motorcycle Men All the Ins and Outs of Motorcycle Operation 

First Class Made Up of Nine Corporals from the Signal Corps at Ft. Sam 
Houston, Texas 

LIKE any other piece of machinery, the 
motorcycle must be properly cared for 
it it is to render the best of service at all 
times, and in military service the need for 
care with a machine that is constantly going 
through the roughest sort of usage, is even 
greater than with the privately owned and 
privately operated I wo -wheeler. 

And in realization of this fact, and in cr- 
der to familiarize army officers with the 
construction and mechanism of the motor- 
cycle, the Harley-Davidson service depart- 
ment has been made a school of instruc- 

The lirst class of pupils comprises nine 
corporals from the regular army, southern 
department, signal corps. Fort Sam Hous- 
ton, Texas, as follows : Corp. David N. 
Johnson, El Paso, in charge ; Corp. Eric B. 
Becker, Fort Sam Houston, Tex. ; Corp. 
F. J. Cassidy, Fort Bliss, Tex. ; Corp. F. M. 
Amerman, Brownsville, Tex. ; Corp. Wm. 
T. Allen, Fort Bliss, Tex.; 
Corp. Walter I, Wilson, 
Warfa, Texas; Corp. L. 
Segal), Brownsville, Tex.; 
Corp. Grover F, Brandt, 
Fort Bliss, Tex., and Corp. 
Earl R. O'Connor, Fort 
Sam Houston, Tex.; all of 
the signal corps. 

B of U 


e going 
through a regular course 
of instructions, outlined by 
Joseph G. Kilbert, of the 
Harley-E>avidson service 
department, which in- 

Inspection tour through 
main factories; prelimin- 
ary instructions in motor 
work; design and con- 
struction of the Harley- 
Davidson motor ; lecture 
and demonstration. 

Taking motor apart : 
Inspecting for wear; car- 
bon scraping ; timing of 
valves and spark; valve 
grinding; lining of crank 
cases ; fitting connecting 
nxi bearings ; lining con- 
necting rods ; truing fly- 
wheels; squaring pistons; 
fitting piston rings, gears 
and roller arms; adjusting 
inlet and exhaust tappets; 
fitting carbureter and 
manifold; conditions that 
nay affect motor; causes 
and remedies ; laboring, 
OTtiiieating, missing, back- 

By Hugh Sharp 

firing, loss of pulling power and speed. 
Motor lubrication : Principle of oiling 
system; the Harley-Davidson mechanical 
oiler; principle and manufacture; regulat- 
ing oil supply; increasing and cutting down 
oil supply ; the Harley-Davidson hand 
pump ; principle and construction ; making 
repairs ; when to use hand pump. 

Dat>U> of Carburation 

Principle of carburetor; construction of 
carburetor; practical road demonstration on 
carburetor adjustments ; carburetor repairs ; 
trouble due to improper carburetion ; causes, 
symptoms, remedies. 

Principles of motorcycle magneto igni- 
tion ; magneto construction ; magneto re- 
pairs; magneto timing; troubles due to 
faulty ignition ; spark plugs ; care and re- 
pair; symptoms, causes, remedies; locating 
and correcting short circuits. 

Frame, fork and handlebar 

inspection tour through departments en- 
gaged in manufacture of frames, forks and 
handlebars; frame, forks and handlebar re- 
pairs ; methods of straightening bent frames, 
forks and .handlebars ; practical work in re- 
pair department. 

Construction of front and rear wheels 
and brakes; care of spokes; truing and 
lacing wheels; repacking hubs; renewing 
cones and bearings ; adjusting foot and 
hand brakes; brake repairs. 

Construction of Harley-Davidson clutch 
and three-speed transmission ; inspection 
tour through factory departments engaged 
in manufacture of clutches and three-speed 
transmissions; removing clutch from ma- 
chine; stripping, inspecting, renewing lit- , 
tings, repacking, assembling and fitting; 
proper method of making adjustments on 
clutch ; practical demonstration ; what to do 
when clutch slips; what to do when clutch 
does not release. 

Othar F«*turM of Coura* 

Three- speed 


la Fint Clau of Military Motorcrda Man Who ara Taldag 
>una at tka Hariay-Darid^an Factory^ Bdow — A Coopta 
f tba MSitary Man al Work in tbe Motor Rapair 
DopartBMBt of tlio Factory 

tion ; lubrication ; taking 
a transmission apart; in- 
specting, renewing fittings, 
assembling and fitting; 
practical demonstration of 
adjustment of three- speed 
locking and shifting mech- 

Drive chains and sprock- 
ets : Design and manufac- 
ture; care of; importance 
of correct lubrication ; how 
to adjust drive chains ; 
how to delect and take up 
wear; chain repairs. 

Construction of Harley- 
Davidson grip controls ; 
correct adjustment of 
throttle; spark and valve 
lift controls; gas and oil 
feed pipes and connec- 
tions ; gasoline and oil 
tank construction ; inspec- 
tion tour through manu- 
facturing departments han- 
dhng these parts. 

The course is completed 
by a study of tire and tube 
care and repair, a thor- 
ough course bearing on the 
sidecar, and driving les- 
sons on the road on which 
emphasis is laid on the 
care and adjustment of 
the motor and various 
parts of the vehicle, in- 
cluding the sidecar. 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illushuted August 2, 1917 


Tftc Motorcyclisfs Opportunity in Military Service 

THHRE is much ahead in Uncle Sam's service tor 
the really good motorcyclist — the fellow who 
knows his mount from A to Z, so to speak, and 
is, as well, an adept at the art of riding. 

Such a man has scant reason to enlist in the service 
as an ordinary private. Our military folks are looking 
for the specially trained men to fill places higher up in 
the vast new armies which America is creating to best 
a bedeviled Kaiserdom. A man who knows the prin- 
ciples of internal combustion motor operation, who can 
run a motor and keep it fit at all times and under all 
sorts of adverse conditions is a man much sought for. 
So big is the part that the motor vehicle of one type or 
another is playing in this World War that more than 
one military authority has made it emphatic that in the 
last analysis, gasoline will be the deciding factor. 

The signal, the aeronautical, and transport divisions 
are as keenly in need of motorcyclists and men with mo- 
torcycle training as are the machine gun units; the call 

for thsm reaches beyond the dispatch bearer's field. It 
behooves the motorcyclist who would get ahead and 
rise above the rank of the plain private to enter seriously 
upon the study of the work attaching to any one of 
these branches of the service. With due application to 
general military work and keen attention to the special 
work attaching to the division of his choice, the motor- 
cyclist who has. ridden wisely with his eyes constantly 
open and brain alert to grasp all of that broad-gauge 
education which his mount opened up to him, will be the 
corporal, sergeant and lieutenant in Uncle Sam's new 

From both the honor and monetary standpoints, the 
goal is well worth working for. The lad going into the 
ser\-ice, via either the enlistment or the draft routes, 
who is possessed of sufficient intelligence to operate a 
motorcycle successfully and who does not try for some- 
thing a bit higher than the rank of private is passing 
up a big opportunity. 

August 2, 1917 


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M. and A. T. A. Committee Will Meet 
Army Uen Acain at Atlantic City 

NEW YORK, July 27— D. G. Perkins. 
secretary and manager ot the Motor- 
cycle a'nd Allied Trades Association, an- 
nounces that the next meeting of the 
Motorcycle Standardization Committee of 
the M. and A. T. A. will be held at the 
Hotel Traymore, Atlantic City, N. J., on 
Monday, August 6, at 9:30 a. m. 

It is expected that Government represen- 
tatives will be present and scale drawings 
of the different parts of the machines 
under consideration for standardization will 
be submitted and passed on by those in at- 
tendance. The last meeting of the Stand- 
ardization Committee was held at Washing- 
ton on June 28, at which time plans were 
considered for standardizing spokes, rims, 
hubs, sprockets, chains and such other 
parts of the power-driven two-wheeler as 
will not lend to interfere with individual 


Outing Club Gathers at the Highland 

Hotel; "Blues" Foot the BiUi 
CPRINGFIELD, Mass., July 25.— The 
'-' annual banquet of the Indian Outing 

Club was held last night at the Highland 
Hotel. The dinner was on the Blue team 
this year; heretofore the Reds having to 
foot the bills. The winning score for the 
Reds was 286.56, while the Blues' total was 

Twenty-six team members and their 
guests sat down to the banquet The 
toasimaster was J. B. McNaughton, while 
Harry Hannitm did the honors at the 
piano. Speeches on "how it happened" 
were made by H. E. Madden, Charles 
Spencer, C. B. Franklin for the Blues, and 
F. De Cormier, T. L. Loose and E. A. 
Hoover for the Reds. Pertinent addresses 
were made by J. A. Priest and others. The 
entertainment was furnished by Messrs. 
Murray, Card ell and Gaffney, Ernest 
Drake. Indian official photographer; Wal- 
ter Morrison. 


Akron, O., July 30.— The Goodyear Tire 
& Rubber Co. has made the following or- 
ganization changes : 

W. A. Hailett, formerly manager of the 
Detroit branch, has been appointed man- 
ager of the Detroit district. P. E. Ammon, 
who has been special dealers' representa- 
tive of the Detroit district, becomes assis- 
tant to Mr. Hazlett. H. G. NorrJs. for- 
merly manager at Toledo, has been prc>- 
moled to the management of the Detroit 
branch. G. H. Hilbish has assumed charge 
of the Toledo branch, and is succeeded at 

Saginaw by Mr. jlP^ D. McFarlaud, fo(-, 
merly a salesman in that territory. F. W. 
Telford, who has been Goodyear manager 
at Des Moines, has been assigned to the 
Manufacturers' Division at Detroit, R. E. 
Greene, former assistant manager at Min- 
neapolis, succeeds Mr. Telford at Des 


New York, July 30.— The United States 
Tire Co. has made arrangements to malje. 
truck tires with ttandardized steel fasten- 
ings worked out by the Motor Transport 
Board of the War Department for our army 
trucks. Extensive alterations to the factory 
to facilitate the work arc being made. 


Tren-tos, N. J., July 23.— One of the 
most complete dissertations on brake lin- 
ing that has ever been issued has just been 
put out by the Thermoid Rubber Co. under 
the title "Fifty Million Lives Depend Upon 
Good Brakes." The book goes deeply into 
the manufacture, testing and usage of 
brake lining by car owners, with emphasis, 
of course, on Thermoid methods. 


Chicago. July 30.— H, F. Fuerst, mana- 
ger of the retail department of the .Aurora 
Automatic Machinery Co,, has sold an elec- 
trically equipped Thor to the village of 
Lombard, III., for the use of the local po- 
lice department. The company also sold a 
regular model with sidecar to the Standard 
Motor Products Co., of Chicago, for de- 
livery purposes. 


Chicago, 111., July 27 —The Cat-Nak Co.. 
714 South Dearborn street, announces that 
its capital stock has just been increased to 


Boston, Mass,, July 26.— The Standard 
Roller Bearing Co., of Philadelphia, has 
opened a sales and service branch at 163 
Massachusetts Avenue, here. The branch 
will be headquarters for New England 
businesF. Joseph R, MacCollum is the 
manager. This branch is the first of a 
series of 15 or 20 to be opened by the 
Standard Roller Bearing Co. throughout 
the country. 


QutNCV. Ill, July 23.— Harley-Davidson 
traveler EgalofT, who travels Illinois and 
Wisconsin, is using a sidecar outfit in cov- 
ering his territory. He has just traveled 
through the ore country of Michigan and 
reports the roads in good shape. 


Report for 6 Months Shows Business 
Ahead of Last Year 

AKRON, O., July 30.— The net earn- 
ings of the B. F. Goodrich Co. for 
the first half of the present fiscal year 
were $5,200,000, which does not include 
provision made for the excess profits tax 
to the Government, the extent of which 
is not yet known. The figure is consid- 
ered to compare very favorably with the 
Goodrich record year of 1915. It is quite 
far ahead of last year's earnings for a 
similar period. Quarterly dividends of 
IJi per cent on preferred stock payable 
November 15 to stockholders of record 
November 5, and 1 per cent, on common, 
payable October 1 to holders of record of 
September 21, were declared at the direc- 
tors' meeting Wednesday evening last. 

L. D, Brown, treasurer of the company, 
was elected a director to succeed Guy E. 
Horwood, who resigned lo become presi- 
dent of the Republic Rubber Co. 


Manager Stillman Finds Big Increase 
from Southern Coim tries 

AT/ESTFIELD, Mass.-H. A. Stillman. 
V* export manager for the Columbia 
plant, is pleased with the prospect for ex- 
port business during 1918. The large num- 
ber of inquiries received by his department 
in the last few months points to a great 
increase in foreign bicycle trade and plana 
are under way to meet this expected in- 
crease at the Columbia factory, 

Mr. Stillman says that especially in coun- 
tries in Southern latitudes the demand for 
American products is becoming greater and 
that American firms who obtain this busi- 
ness at the present time will hold much of 
it permanently— thereby obtaining trade 
formerly held by European firms. "1918 
will be an important year for the American 
export industry" is Mr, Stillman's opinion. 


INDIANAPOLIS, Ind„ July 26,— R. B. Dick- 
son has been appointed district manager 
for the Indiana district in charge of sales 
development for the Prest-o-Lite Co. 
Dickson was formerly supervisor of the 
Detroit Battery Service station. 


Louisville, Ky,— Due to Charles T, Bal- 
lard. Jr., havinc left the Quick Tire Serv- 
ice Co,, local distributors of United Slates 
tires, to go into the U. S, Navy as a com- 
missioned officer. Craig Culbertson. for- 
merly with the Compression Tube Co., has 
been named resident manager of the Louis- 
ville division, which is erecting a fine new 
store at Third and Kentucky, Andrew 
Hunnicutt. for several years connected 
with the concern, has been named assistant 


Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

August 2, 1917 

Bier's Resignrntion Not Accepted; 

Glauer New Secrctar? 
■yjTTHEELING, W. Va.. July 24.-Because 
W hii business responsibilities have in- 
creased 10 a point where they call for the 
greater part of his time, J. L, Bier, president 
of the Wheeling M. C, tendered his resig- 
nation at a meeting of that body held on 
Tuesday last. Bier has been such a good 
club leader and so popular that the mem- 
bers hesitated to let him go and his resig- 
nation was not accepted. Frank Hidecker, 
secretary, also tendered his resignation for 
the same reason, which was accepted. Carl 
Glasser was elected to fill the post left 
vacant by Hidecker. 

The club arranged, in view of the suc- 
cess of its picnic tvso weeks ago, to stage 
another similar event on Sunday, July 29. 
Tentative plans were also drawn up for a 
watermelon run to be held a month hence. 


Frank Laubach Write* from Philippines Lauding the Indian m» a 
Mean* of Providing Transp<Miati<ni 

recent letter "A carabao backed a cart into the end 

NEW YORK, July 19.- 
to friends in 'the Eastern United 

States, the Reverend Frank C. Laubach, of 
Cagayan, Mtsamis, Philippine Islands, de- 
clares that his Indian motorcycle is abso- 
lutely indispensable in missionary service, 
Mr. Laubach graduated from Princeton in 
1916, and his classmates presented him with 
an Indian just before his departure for the 
island of Mindanao. 

The missionary's letter in part is as fol- 
lows : "The first thing that always comes 
to my mind in writing is the motorcycle. 
We use it every day, and it has become so 
indispensable that I do not know what we 
would do if we ever had a blowout to pre- 
vent our using it. But the Indian has never 
had a serious accident. 

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How Foor C>pt>{u of Indtulry Ctf«iimT*nted tl>* Heat and Biud* of tha Ctt^ (or 

an OpMi-Air Coahttaem in th* Cool of tho Woods with tha Aid 

of > Cou^ of CloToUBda. 

trying to go past 
on a narrow road, but it was not very much 
trouble to pound out the dent, and nobody 
except the driver of the cart realizes how 
nearly 1 was dumped over into the ocean. 
Not having a speedometer, I cannot say 
how many miles the motorcycle has gone, 
but I should think that it has covered 
several thousand miles. 

"People may say what they like against 
the Indian, but I would not exchange it for 
any other motorcycle 1 have ever seen. The 
engine gets better every month. We have 
a hill live kilometres in length, which is 
quite steep and very rough. The other day 
I took an American who was visiting here, 
and weighs 220 pounds, up that hill without 
the slightest difficulty. A good many auto- 
mobiles have trouble in getting to the 
top of the grade. 

"We have some pretty fine young Filipino 
men. who could keep the missionary work 
t:p without me, but it is a question whether 
I would be very much use outside this city 
without the motorcycle." 


Providence, R. I., July 30.— Three riders 
among eight, who were holding a more or 
less friendly race meet through the streets 
of Warwick, were arrested a week ago 
Sunday and fined JSO each in court on 
Tuesday morning. They were : A. W. 
.Anderson, Fred J. Peterson and John Wal- 
ton. The race meet grew out of a brush 
between a Har ley- Davidson, Indian and 
Excelsior riders a couple of weeks ago and 
practically every motorcycle dealer in 
Providence had a machine in the contest 


Baltimore, Md., July 23.— Maryland has 
joined the ranks of the States prohibiting 
the use of glaring headlights. After Au- 
gust 1st the uniform headlight law. being 
exploited by the American Automobile As- 
sociation, which calls for a device to limit 
the rise of the beams to a height greater, 
than 42 inches at a distance of 75 feet, be- 
comes effective. 


RtCHESTiR, N. Y., July 30.— About 30 
members of the Rochester M. C. took a 
run to Glen Dris on the Genesee River at 
Portage Falls on July 22. This vantage 
point is about 60 miles from Rochester and 
the boys made the run in three hours, mak- 
ing frequent stops to pluck blackberries and 
take in the scenery. The day was spent in 
picnicing and snapping pictures, a program 
of sports which had been planned being 
postponed because of intense heat. 


Pouch KEEPSiE, N. Y., July 30.- Tony 
Tomaiello, 10 Washington St., this city, is 
offering a reward of $Z5 for information as 
to the whereabouts of his Harley -Davidson 
and sidecar which was stolen on July Id 
The motor number is L-17-T-10360 and the 
sidecar number is 17-L-4795. It carried 
N'ew York State license number 35385. 

August 2. 1917 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 



Bverything in Readiness for Annual 
Outing; Big Crowd Expected 

PROVIDENCE, R. I., July 30.— All is in 
readiness for the big motorcycle pic- 
nic to be held August 5 at Swenson's Camp, 
at Quidnick Lake, Summit, R. I. The 
event, which is looked forward to with 
much enthusiasm, marks the formal chris- 
tening of the camp. 

There will be plenty to eat and drink, and 
sporting events, including swimming, boat- 
ing, fishing, races of various kinds, will be 
put on. Guides leave Exchange Place from 
9 o'clock in the morning until 12:30 in the 
afternoon, thereby giving everybody an op- 
portunity to attend. Mr. Swenson expects 
several in attendance from Springfield, 
Mass., and the event will be for Indian 
riders only. Owners of other machines may 
participate, but must ride an Indian to the 


Older Folks Taking to Lightweight as 
Young Fellows Answer War Call 

LOS ANGELES, Cal.— Manager Claude 
Short finds that the military situation 
is, to say the least, not hurting Cleveland 
sales. The army will take and in fact has 
already taken a large number of young 
men out of Southern California. The 
older men are having to hustle to cover 
the ground left by the volunteers, and that 
means just one thing, a motorcycle. Mo- 
torcycle Row in Los Angeles experienced 
a really good business on the day follow- 
ing the Fourth of July. Usually business 
before the Fourth has been good, with a 
lull afterwards. 

At the Cleveland agency there were 
seven retail sales made July 5. A feature 
of the Cleveland business now coming to 
the front is the use of the lightweight ma- 
chines on long tours. California's good 
roads system is responsible for some of 
this, but not all of it, as was proved when 
Charles Johnson came into the Qeveland 
retail store about six o'clock one evening, 
said "hello," and rode on to San Diego; 
he had come through on his Cleveland 
from Boise, Idaho, to Los Angeles, and 
after the long trip did not even have to 
run her into the shop to be looked over 
but finished up his 2,000-mile jaunt over 
the 135-mile boulevard to San Diego in 
the cool hours of the evening. 


San Francisco, Cal. — Many members of 
the San Francisco Motor Cycle Club have 
joined the colors, among them being E. 
Angwin, Engineer Corps, Chas. Payson, 
Signal Corps, A. Dragish, Medical Corps, 
and E. Costa and Ed. Stevens joined the 
Wireless Operators Reserve. The club is 
creating a roll of honor and they intend 
to enter all these names on this roll. This 
is a splendid idea and could be recom- 
mended to the other clubs in the country. 


Seattle, Wash., July 27.— The Firestone 
Tire & Rubber Co. has donated a suit- 
ably engraved cup as a prize for the mid- 

summer run of the Seattle M. C The 
cup will go to the dealer of the par- 
ticular make of machine which rolls up 
the best score in the run, to be held by 
the dealer until it is won from him in 
subsequent events. The rider winning the 
cup will be entitled to have his name and 
the make of his machine engraved on the 
cup along with the date. 


San Francisco, July 30. — ^July 22 mem- 
bers of the San Francisco M. C. made a 
run to Congress Springs. Thirty members 
took part, the route leading through the 
Santa Clara valley. 


Tacoma, Wash. — Building operations 
will shortly commence on the new bridge 
over the Kalama river near Kelso, Wash., 
which will be welcome news to Northwest 
motorcyclists. In years past every spring 
the Columbia river had risen backed up the 
Kalama, covering the road and making the 
old bridge over the Kalama useless. These 
trials for the motorcyclist have now been 
encountered for the last time, as the new 
bridge will be completed soon. 

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Ballade of Single Trackers 

By C. P. McDmudd 

SOME reT«l in a baseball game 
And bait tbe ump witb all 
tbeir migbt, 
Wbila otbers tbmk all games are 
Compared wi^ one good fistic 
Some take in tennis great delig btt 
Wbile many claim that gou is 
Bat, granting all of tbem are 


Tbe motorcycle does for mine! 

Some for tbe swimming game are 

it is a bumnig shame 
Tbat curling's almost lost to 
And soccer football's infant flame» 
Some wrgue, soon will flame up 
r the 
Enthusiastic — and a line 
Of other sports I will not 

The motorcycle does for mine! 

For them I'to neither praise nor 

I do not harbor spleen or spite; 
A single tracker's thrill, I claim. 
Will put on other sports, a 
I can't conceive a grander sight 
Than, up the bills and down the 
A string of, solos in full flight — 
The motorcycle does for mine I 


Prince, in the saddle I indite 
This humble screed to thee and 
Full well I know you know Fm 
right — 
The motorcycle does for mine I 




Ill-fated Newark Track Demolished and 
Site Is to Be Made a Park 

NEWARK, N. J., July 31.— The final 
chapter on the ill-fated Motordrome 
was written when that structure was de- 
molished, but a supplementary resume 
cropped up when bonds were issued by the 
Board of Freeholders of the county to 
the extent of $500,300 for the purchase of 
the land on which the track stood along 
with an adjoining amusement park. The 
Essex County Park Commissioners pro- 
posed purchasing the property for the pur- 
pose of making it into what will be known 
as Vailesburg Park. 

The Motordrome site was abandoned 
as a motor cycling venture following the 
bad accident there in 1912. At that time 
the sport of motorcycle racing was con- 
trolled by Inglis M. Uppercu, and the 
track was managed by Paul Derkum, of 
California. After permission was refused 
for a further continuation of the motor- 
cycle racing by the city authorities an at- 
tempt was made to run cycle racing in 
opposition to the Velodrome, situated 
across the street. The two factions soon 
patched up their differences and Uppercu 
and Frank Mihlon then took over the prop- 
erty under the Cycle Racing Association. 


Newark, N. J., July 24.— In search of a 
new thrill, the New Jersey M. C. staged a 
night '*hare and hounds" chase after meet- 
ing to-night, and a pack of 40 hounds trailed 
after the hares in charge of Wilbur Wal- 
den, president of the club, and the best 
skeeter sleuth in Essex County and points 
cast. The winner was William Weinkop, 
who seems to star at this style of compe- 
tition for he has won the last three hare 
and hounds chases held by the club. He 
had number "one" check at two places and 
caught the hares at New Providence, 25 
miles out on the course. Bill Spears was 
second, with a total score of 23 points; 
Weinkop won a Firestone tube, while 
Spears took an Eveready Daylo light. 


Columbus, O., July 2a— The La French 
Spark Plug Co., of Dayton, Ohio, has re- 
moved to this city and leased quarters at 
First Avenue near High Street, formerly 
occupied by the Ideal Heating Co. Harvey 
C. Garber and several other prominent 
Columbus capitalists have interested them- 
selves in the La French company. 


Toronto, Ont.— Toronto jobbers and dis- 
tributors are already trying to figure out 
how they can make arrangements for 1918 
business connections without the help of 
the cycle shows in Chicago and New York 
this Fall. In recent years large delegations 
of distributors and dealers from Toronto, 
Hamilton, Montreal and Winnipeg made it 
a point to see the new models and inter- 
view the big American manufacturers at 
the National Shows, relative to the coming 
season's business. The Toronto dealers are 
now figuring that they will be compelled to 
sign contracts for 1918 motorcycles and 
bicycles with "sight unseen." 

Motorcycle and Bfcrcix iLLUStttATED 


Nk* Yimk, July 30— The Bearing Sctv- 
ice 0>^ r«i 5tptemt<er Ut, will open six 
nrw branches UrnUil u ioWowt: I^tti- 
burgh. Pa.; Sl Lonit. Mo,; P-vrtland, Ore.; 
New Orleanf. La.; Omaha, Xeb., and Ti>- 
t'tntn. Canada. .Any one 'A the branches 
will lie able to rcniicr initant and thorough 
»er»ice on either Ffyatt. Timken or New 
Ijc|>anure bearingi. 


Bwx-Kirw, S. y, July 28.— .Albert E. 
K'/ienberg, who ha» been associated with 
the Fmil Grotiman Mfg. C')rp., maker of 
Red Head ipark plugs and other motor 
pr'>durt*, has resigned to assume a post 
with the Stambaiigh'Tbompson Hardware 
Co., Y'lungstowR, Ohio. 


Havana, Cuba, July 30.— According to 
Zaido & Martinez, who operate an import 
and export concern between the United 
Slatei and Cuba, the price of gasoline in 
the island republic is becoming exorbitant 
The better grades of gasoline now cost 50 
cents a gallon, with every prospect of its 
goini; higher within the next few months. 


St. Louis, Mo., July 26.— M. S. Bonnett, 
who has been associated with the St. Louis 
branch of the B. F. Goodrich Co., has re- 
4ii;ned that post to join the staff of the 
Independent Tire Co. 


Chicago, III., July 23.— Thomas Butler, 
special road man for the Hendee Mfg. Co., 
visited Chicago this week and was the guest 
of Manager Jesse Edwards, of the Hendee 
Chicago branch. Butler came directly from 
Washington, where he played an important 
part in landing a big military contract for 
the Indian. 


ComiiBUS, Ohio. — The Sykes Motor Co., 
central Ohio distributor for the Indian, 
has sold a side van to the Scboedinger- 
Marr Co., a large retail hardware concern, 
which is perfectly aalisfied with its opera- 
tirm in delivery service. 


Ki.vt York, July 31 —C. A. Gilbert, for- 
ncrly sales manager for the Cleveland Mo- 
[urcyclc & Mt'g. Co., and prior to that con- 

All Aboard For Atlantic City! 

WHEN the next mtinber o( Motorcrcle and Bicycb! Dfautnted 
appears the »maud coDreatioo of the Cvcle Indnoiries in 
Atlantic City will be in fall nring. Tbe cooveotioD period it 
AugnA 6-10, and it beboovea thoee who have not alreadr made 
bolel reservationa to do ao at once. Tbe Traymore Hotel is tbe 
official bead quarters. 

Tbere are 4^vioiu reaMMW wbjr this year's MMiTention sboald 
mean more to the trade than any prerioos one, and no one con- 
nected witb the motorcycle, bicycle and allied fields can afford to 
miss IL It is highly important that the rcpresenlatiTes of tbe 
various cycle branches be in close tcHicb with oae another so as 
to foster the spirit of understanding and c»operation that is 
essential to the continuance of the present satisfactory bosiness. 
The Atlantic City conrention affords just the opportunity needed 
for a rousing get<together seflsion. 

Don't miss it. Get your name oo the convention register early 
and make tbe most of the biggest trade occasion of the year. 

nected with the sales staff of the United 
Stales Tire Co., has come to .New York to 
serve as sales manager for the Carlisle 
Cord Tire Co.. a new concern which has 
entered tbe automobile tire Reld. It has not 
as yet been announced who will take Mr. 
Gilbert's place at the head of the Cleveland 

cellent trouble lamp, or in c; 
arises it may even be used as a substitute 
for either the headhght or tail-ligbL 
The new police model with switch is fur- 
nished for either single or double contact 
circuits at ¥1.30. 


Chicaco, III., July 23.— The Webber de- 
partment store, at Clark and Van Buren 
streets, has purchased a three-speed In- 
dian and van from the Edwards-Crist Mfg. 
Co, It will be used for delivery purposes. 
Captain Stain, with the Ashbum (111.) gov- 
ment aviation station, has bought a three- 
speed Indian from the GarReld Boulevard 
branch of the a 


Stevens ft Co. Offer "Police Model" 
with Integral Switch 

NEW YORK, July 31.— Stevens & Co., 
375 Broadway, are offering a new type 
of speedometer light known as the police 
modeh The new light shows many im- 
provements over the original model intro- 
duced by Stevens & Co. several seasons 
ago. Perhaps the most appealing feature 
ii found in the socket, which is now fitted 
with 3 neat switch which simpli5es both 


Leavxmwokth, Kas, July 26.— Frank Bir- 
inger, Excebior dealer at Leavenworth, 
Kas.. recently annexed the agency for the 
Harley-Davidson motorcycles in connection 
with the Excelsior agency which he has 
held for some time. Biringer operates a 
first-class store and uses guns, fishing, 
camping and a general sporting goods line 
sideline for his motorcycle and bicycle 


Whitehall, IU., July 23.— A. B. Lewis 
has signed up for the northern half of 
Greene County, 111., for the Harley-David- 
son. He will open a repair shop and sales- 
room in this city within the next few days. 


Davton, Ohio.— Theodore Peaso, tester 
in the motor bicycle department of the 
Davis Sewing Machine Company, has en- 
lislrd in the aviation corjis and is stationed 
at I'ort Thomas, Ky. 


Montkeal. Que.— The automobile traf- 
fic on the new St. Lawrence River Boule- 
vard between Montreal and the ancient city 
of Quebec has become so heavy that the 
Provincial authorities have engaged sev- 
eral motorcyclists to patrol the highway 
to restrict speeding and reckless driving. 
This is the first time that the Province of 
Quebec has made use of the motorcycle 
for any purpose. 

the control and the wiring. The lamp is 
made throughout of brass heavily nickel 
plated, and the clamp is particularly strong 
and substantial and easily attached. 

The construction has been somewhat sim- 
plified, which makes the replacement of the 
bulb an easy matter. The entire socket 
may be removed by loosening a single 
thumb nut, thus the lamp serves as an ex- 


Orillia, Ont.— a motorcycle racemeet is 
to he held in Orillia on Civic Holiday, Mon- 
day, August 6, and the races will consist 
of open events and a sidecar clash on the 
local half-mile dirt track. The Orillia 
Motorcycle Club is behind the venture and 
two local dealers are also supporting it. 
These are H. Greenland, who handles the 
Excelsior and Indian, and Mr. O'Donnell, 
the Harley-Davidson representative. 

August 2, 1917 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 


Hariey- Davidson Bulletin Saya Nine 
Honia Are Nec«aary 

MILWAUKEE, Wis.— "At this time of 
the year Harley- Davidson dealers 
and riders sometimes ride to the factory 
to have work done on their machines, 
and while we are always glad to give such 
work our best attention, we cannot promise 
to complete an extensive overhauling within 
eight or nine hours, or even less time," 
says Bulletin No. 59, coming from the 
Service Department of the Harley-David- 
son factory. 

"Our repair department is naturally very 
busy right now, during the heart of the 
riding season. No dealer or rider should, 
therefore, ride to the factory with the 
expectation of having his motor overhauled 
within a few hours, say, for instance, on a 
Saturday with the factories closing at noon. 
We will gladly offer our best service but 
will appreciate taking the above into con- 
si deration to avoid possible disappointment" 


Akron, O., July 28.— R. E. Rain, who 
has been in charge of sales for the Good- 
year Tire & Rubber Co. throughout the 
Augusta, Ga., section, has been promoted 
to the position of supervisor of sates, with 
offices in Atlanta. A. C. Rodford will suc- 
ceed Rain in the Augusta district. 


Grand Rapids, Mich., July 28.— C. W. 
Shafer. himself an ardent motorcyclist, 
who has been Grand Rapids correspondent 
for Motorcycle and Bicvcle Illustrated, 
has joined the American Ambulance Corps, 
and is now on his way to France. Shafer 
was connected with the Grand Rapids 


Cleveland, O., July 26. — James A. 
Braden, who a couple of months ago suc- 
ceeded Benton Dodge as advertising man- 
ager and publicity man for the Standard 
Parts Co., has resigned that post because 
of poor health. Prior to associating him- 
self with the Stanweld interests Dodge held 
the post of advertising manager for the 
Diamond Tire Co. 


New York, July 28.— P. C- Christman. 
who for the past three years has been dis- 
trict manager and sales engineer for the 
Burd Ring Sales Co_ maker of Burd 
patent piston rings at Rockford, III., has 
resifpied that post to associate himself as 
vice-president and general manager of the 
Gill Piston Ring Co., of this city. 


The Spark Plug Travden 

TOLEDO, O.— The midstunmer sales 
convention of the Champion Spark 
Plug Co. was held in Toledo the week of 
July 22, at which time over fifty of the 
company's representatives from all parts 
of the United States and Canada got to- 
gether to discuss sales and advertising 
plans and production methods in gen- 

One of the most encouraging features, 
from the standpoint of the Champion of- 
ficials, was the unanimous declaration of 
the salesmen that business had never been 
so good, both as to repeat orders and new 

Wednesday, July 25, was set aside for 

al the Plant in Tolsdo 
a trip to Detroit to inspect the porcelain 
factory of the Champion Spark Plug Co., 
where all the porcelain used in the con- 
struction of Champion plugs is made. The 
program for the day also included a trip 
to Windsor, Ontario, where the Canadian 
factory of the company is located. 

The announcement was also made that 
the Champion Spark Plug Co.'s produc- 
tion would be increased 100 per cent for 
the coming year, and that the company had 
acquired additional property on each side 
as well as across the street from their 
present plant, which would enable them to 
take care of any expansion necessary for a 
number of years to come. 


Duckworth Brings Out Heavy Duty 

Roller Type 
CPRINGFIELD, Mass.. July 30.— An- 
^ swering an insistent demand for a 
heavy duty service chain tor racing, side- 
car and commercial motorcycles, the Duck- 
worth Chain & Mfg. Co. has developed and 
is now placing on the market a heavier type 
of motorcycle chain than has ever been of- 

chief motorcycle mechanic for the Metro- 
politan Police Department, has enlisted as 
a (irst-class mechanic In an aero squadron 
in training near Pensacola, Florida. Ar- 
cher left immediately for the training sta- 


Louisville, Ky.— Arthur W. Ellis, who 
for six years has been in charge of the 
local Goodyear branch, has been appointed 
assistant manager of the New York divi- 
sion, the largest branch the company 
oi>erates. Mr. Ellis was formerly city 
salesman at Indianapolis before coming to 
Louisville, but has done such sterling work 
in his territory embracing Kentucky and 
southern Indiana that he was promoted, 
not been named as yet 

New Heavy-Duty Dnekwortli Chain 

fered under the Duckworth nameplate. 
The chain has been tested out thoroughly 
over a period of several months and under 
all sorts of conditions, and has stood right 
up to its work without falter. It is made 
in both quarter inch wide and five-eighths 
inch pitch and three-eighths inch wide and 
five -eighths inch pitch sizes to fit existing 
makes and models of machines. It is ex- 
pected that this new type of chain will be 
standard equipment on a fair proportion 
of the motorcycles which will bear the 1918 


Everett, Wash., July 27.— The Everett 
M. C. will hold its second annual endur- 
ance run nexj Sunday over the Everett- 
Atlensburg course. This 
course is over the Cascade 
mountains via Snoqualmie 
Pass, and takes the rider 
from the mild climate of 
Puget Sound district to the 
desert-like heat of Eastern 
Washington. A large num- 
ber of riders have entered, 
but it is expected that the difficult course 
will put many out of the run. 


Kaksas City, Mo., July 26.— Frank Ar- 
cher, formerly in charge of the mechanical 
department at the Indian Motorcycle Sales 
Company at Kansas City and until recently 


Rochester, N. Y., July 30,— West High i 

Hill in Pittsford is to be the scene of an- ' 

other hill-climb for Rochester riders on 
August S. Riders from Buffalo and Syra- 
cuse have signified their intention of en- 
tering. The hill-climb has the full support 
of the local trade, which has donated a sub- 
stantial pri^e list There will be six events | 
on bill 800 feet long scanning about 60 per 
cent as to grade. The events are : Side- 
car open, sidecar stock, twin solo, gear 
ratio of 12 to 1 ; twin solo stock, gear ratio 
10 to 1, and two twin solo open numbers. 
Non-skid devices other than Weed chains 
will not be allowed. 

Motorcycle and BiprcLE Illustrated 

August 2, 1917 

Firestone— Henderson 

Seventy-two hours and twenty-five min- 
utes from Canada to Mexico. That's the 
record Roy Artley set up for Pacific Coast 
fans to consider. He arrived at Tia Juana, 
Mexico, Friday, July 20, at 11.25 a.m,, hav- 
ing covered 1638 miles from Blaine, Wash. 

Artley chose Firestone Tires because he knew 
they had the speed, the endurance, the safety 
necessary to carry his Henderson over every- 
thing from mountain road to boulevard. 

And Firestone Tires didn't fail him. One 
tire was badly cut at Portland and chan^d 

as a precaution. With this exception the tires 
went through widt original air and finisKed 
in fine condition, good for many more miles. 

The same qualities that set Firestone Tires 
as standard when motorcycles were flizasy 
experiments have kept them in the lead 
ever since. The Firestone denization makes 
a tire that stands up to the work everywhere. 

Look at the records on the opposite page, 
made on a board track with regular stand- 
ard road tires, not specially constructed 
racing tires. Then decide once and for all to 
otorcycle Tires your 
Thee^erienceof these 
8 is enough to warrant 


August 2, 1917 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

Firestone— Harley-Davidson 

The SKeepshead Bay Track was the scene 
of two annihilated records when Park- 
hurst covered 1452 K miles in 24 hours and 
Walker, with a side car and passenger, 
made 1158^ miles in the same time. Both 
drove Harley-Davidsons. And both equip- 
ped with Firestone Tires. 

Parkhurst made his record in spite of the 
fact that he was off the track 1 hour and 35 
minutes because of a heavy storm. 
Here are three important m.otorcycle records 
broken. Firestone Tires did their part under 
widely varying road conditions on radically 

different motorcycles, one on the West 
coast, two on the East; all three with 
Firestone Tires. 

Such records show that Firestone Tires have 
the stuff in them to stand up to any work, 
any place, any time. They prove that you 
must equip with Firestone Motorcycle Tires 
to ftet the most out of your machine in 
speed, comfort, safety and Most Miles per 
Dollar from the tires themselves. 

To break your records, make your nert tire 
a Firestone, end the next, and the next. 

Tire and Rubber Company 

BrsncIiM and Dnlen Everrwher* 

IHATKI) — It hclpi J 


Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

August 2, 1917 



Rider Makes Best Time of Day at 2 1-5 Seconds; 
Walton Best Amateur 

HACKENSACK, N. J., July 29.— Orie 
Steele, winner in the recent Paterson 
M. C. hill climb, captured first honors in the 
Hackensack M. C. climb to-day, astride the 
same Indian that carried him to victory be- 
fore. John Walton, riding SteeFs machine, 
won the amateur class. 

The contest was staged in a sand-pit, the 
climb averaging 40 per cent, through loose 
yellow sand six inches deep, and was what 
the club considered "impossible" for stock 
geared machines, without the aid of anti- 
skid devices. 

Before the bunch got accustomed to the 
rise, there were many failures to top the 
crest, but soon the boys were going over by 
twos and threes, so the committee changed 
the rules to a standing start, a successful 
climb putting one into the finals, two 
failures to eliminate the contestant. This 
method brought the field down to three 
amateurs and four professionals, who in 
the finals had a flying start of 100 feet and 
were timed for the rise. 


Walkers Reach City on Tour of Eastern 
States; Club News 

BALTIMORE, Md., July 27.— Miss Grace 
E. Walker, of Springfield, Mass., ac- 
companied by her brother Arthur, arrived 
in Baltimore yesterday after a tour of the 
Eastern States, concluding a trip to Bos- 
ton, New York City, Atlantic City and 
Philadelphia. The Walkers were accom- 
panied on a sightseeing trip of Baltimore 
by "Happy" Mears, secretary of the Indian 
Motorcycle Club, and then left to con- 
tinue their trip to Washington and points 
south. Miss Walker has the distinction 
of being the first lady rider operating a 
solo motorcycle who has ever toured 
through Baltimore. 

Manager 'Brown, of the Indian Motor 
Cycle Club, is elated over the big turn- 
out of riders on the Harpers Ferry run 
Sunday, and with fair weather he expects 
even a larger gathering for the run to 
Solomons Island, which is the next Sunday 
outing on the club's program. 


On Indian and Sidecar They Are Cover- 
ing 2,000 Miles During Vacation 

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.— Frank W. and 
Mrs. Shook, of Warren, Ohio, stopped 
off at the Indian factory on July 24-25 for 
a visit during the course of a 2,000-mile 
vacation trip through New England and 
the Middle States. The Shooks use a 1917 
Powerplus sidecar combination and carry 
all their luggage with them. 

The Shooks left Warren on July 20 and 
rode along the Lakes coast to Erie, Pa., 
and Rochester, N. Y. The longest day's 
run — ^202 miles, was made on Sunday, from 
the Camera City to Herkimer, N. Y. In 
the latter place they spent two days with 
friends. Their route to Springfield was 
via Albany and Pittsfield, then over the 
Mohawk Trail. They left for Boston 
July 25. 

Terhune, Harley-Davidson, in trying to 
best his previous climb, lost control of his 
mount and was thrown up the hill, unhurt, 
but his shirt was slit to ribbons by the 
handle-bar as he passed it on the way up- 
grade. This was the only mishap of the 

Steele used a "big valve" Indian, and 
his climbs were as straight as an arrow's 
fight. Pester, who practised well, failed to 
make the climbs for the finals, while Dom- 
brofski, Henderson, shut off too soon each 
time, and his mount died on the rim. 

In the amateur class Walton won a tire; 
McKinney took a lamp while Lightwise got 
a sweater. The pros split the entry fees 
50-30 and 20. 

The results: 

Steele, Indian, 2^ seconds, Ist, "pro" class. 

Young, Indian, 2^ seconds, 2nd, "pro" class. 

Terhune. Harley, 2fi second, 3rd '^'pro" class. 

Walton, Indian, 2% seconds, 1st, amateur clas» 

McKinney, Harley-Davidson, 2H seconds, 2nd. 
amateur class. 

Lightwise, Harley-Davidson, 3 seconds, 3ra, 
amateur class. 

The Shooks' itinerary includes "Boston, 
Providence, New York, Philadelphia, Get- 
tysburg Bedford and Pittsburgh before 
riding to Warren. Shook was the first 
man to own and ride an Indian in his hotAe 
city, and held the Indian agency from 
1909 till 1914. In spite of changing to an- 
other form of business, he has continued 
to ride Indians, getting a new one each 


Incorporation of Fair Association Big 
Boost for Sport 

DENVER, Colo., July 27.— The Pikes 
Peak Fair and Racing Association 
has been incorporated by Colorado Springs 
and Denver sportsmen and a plant at Colo- 
rado Springs is to be constructed at a 
cost of $150,000. The association will pur- 
chase 100 acres of ground northeast of the 
city and will begin the construction of 
buildings and a modern race track in the 
near future. 

The track will be used for horse racing, 
but there are also plans afoot to hold an 
automobile and motorcycle race meet there 
each year in connection with the Pikes 
Peak annual auto and motorcycle event. 
The mountain climb races attract the lead- 
ing riders from all parts of the country, 
and a meet staged on the Colorado Springs 
track, when it is finished, immediately 
after the Pikes Peak climb, could be made 
something well worth while, it is pointed 


High Grades and Rarefied Air Do Not 
Hinder Indian Sidecar Outfit 

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.— That the Amer- 
ican motorcycle operates as perfectly 
in high altitudes where the air is rarefied 
as at the sea level is proved by a recent 
communication from Frank E. Lake, Mex- 
ican Indian representative in Mexico City. 
Mr. Lake's letter states that he sold a 

Powerplus sidecar outfit to a customer in 
Toluca, 10,800 feet above sea level, after 
demonstrating its ability to negotiate the 
rutty and steep roads in that section. 

''Fifteen days after delivering the outfiC 
writes Lake, **the customer called in at my 
agency to extend his heartiest congratula- 
tions and to embrace me. He said that 
without the Indian he would not have been 
able to reach his farm in Toluca, as no 
motor vehicle had up to that time been able 
to traverse the roads." 


Omaha, Neb., July 30. — The Omaha 
M. C. will hold an economy contest on Sun- 
day, August 5, over a two-mile course 
which has already been selected. The con- 
testants will be allowed one quart of gaso- 
line at the start and the affair will be lim- 
ited to stock machines. 


Providence, R. I., July 29. — This day was 
observed as camping-out day by the Provi- 
dence Motorcycle Club. The members to 
the number of about 75 rode to the Swen- 
son camp on the shores of Lake Quidnick. 
Lunches were taken and little groups of pic- 
nickers were noticeable throughout the day. 
There were fishing and swimming and mis- 
cellaneous land events to keep the riders 


New York, July 26.— Garage interests 
have won their six-year fight against the 
oil separator ordinance which necessitated 
the placing of an approved type of oil 
separator in all drain lines entering the 
sewer system from garage or repair shops. 
The ordinance was repealed last week by 
the Board of Aldermen, and is now in 
the hands of Mayor Mitchell. Public sen- 
timent is in favor of having the ordinance 
repealed, and it is expected that the Mayor 
will sign the order. 


Milwaukee, Wis., July 23.— The Mil- 
waukee Journal has just gotten out a 1917 
edition of ''The Call of the Open Road" 
The booklet, which is edited by W. W. 
Rowland, automobile editor of the paper, 
is one of the most comprehensive route 
books that has been issued covering the 
Badger State. 


CmaNNATi, O., July 27.— The Brenda- 
mour Sporting Goods Co. has just sold six 
Series 18 Excelsior motorcycles, equippc<l 
with Excelsior sidecars, to the First Regi- 
ment of the Ohio National Guard. The 
machines are being used by the officers of 
the regiment for various forms of scwce 
and have already proved so valuable that 
two more of the same make have been 


Camp Edge, Sea Girt, N. J.— Through the 
generosity of A. B. Leach, of South Orange, 
a warm personal friend of Governor Edge- 
Divisional Headquarters Trobp has just 
been supplied with motorcycles. Nineteen 
of the machines have arrived and four 
more are to come. 

August 2. !917 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 



Excebior Rider SurmouDts 325-Ff>ot IncliD« in 13 Seconds; Fisho*, 
Indian, Second Best 

OMAHA, Neb., July 26.— Frank Woods, 
on an Excelsior, romped away with 
the hill climb staged yesterday by the 
Omaha M. C, defeating seven contestants 
who had entered. In an eBort to find a hilt 
impossible to climb, the competition com- 
mittee, after a long hunt, selected a steep 
elevation near Council Bluffs, Iowa, as 
the site of the contest. With a length of 
325 feet and varying in grade from 30 to 
70 per cent, the hill selected seemed almost 
impossible to climb to an observer, yet 
the high powered machines were able to 
surmount it in good shape. 

Of the eight contestants, three were 
mounted on Excelsiors, three on Indians 
and two on Harley-Davidsons. 

Woods was the star of the day. Though 
his machine had seen several seasons of 
severe use he had power to burn and shot 
up the steep incline in 13 seconds. 4-5 of a 
second taster than Herman Fisher, who 
took second place on his Indian. Third 
place went to Ed Greevy, on an Excel- 
sior, his time being IS seconds. Greevy 
made a climb of the hill in 14 seconds, but 
the mark was not allowed as only one 
timer caught his climb. Fourth place was 


Fcrkiiis Will Begin on Store Fronts snd 
Window Trims 

NEW YORK, July 27.— The first sub- 
ject to be treated in the educational 
campaign which is being carried on by the 
Educational Committee of the MotorcycU 
and Allied Trades Association will be that 
of attractive store fronts and window dis- 

Secretary and Manner D. G. Perkins, 
who is directly responsible for this branch 
of the work, states that it is not at all un- 
likely that prizes will be offered for the 
best displays and store fronts. It is pos- 
sible that in arranging the contest the 

annexed by John Bagley, who pushed his 
Indian over the hill to the tune of 15 4-5 
seconds. Fifth place was a tie between 
Ross Dristy, Excelsior, and Chick Eggle- 
ston, Harley-Davidson, time being 16 sec- 
onds, Roland, on his Harley- Davidson, 
took sixth place, 17 1-S seconds. Glenn 
Ellison, on his Indian, entered in the 
climb, but was unable to master the hill, 
his lack of weight proving a serious factor. 

The big crowd of motorcyclists that at- 
tended the climb were treated to a real 
hill climbing exhibition, full of thrills 
with plenty of spills and daring riding. 
The course was rough and dangerous, as 
its sides were covered with stumps. No 
accidents resulted and the event was run 
off in an excellent manner by the commit- 
tee, composed of Sam Carpenter, J. P. 
Johnson, Charles Howes. Carl Adolphson, 
El don Huff and Carl Pedersen. 

Wood's, equipment consisted of Goodyear 
front and Firestone rear tires, Auburn 
plugs, Meslnger saddle, Duckworth chains 
and Dixie magneto. 

Fisher's equipment consisted of Good- 
year tires, Troxel saddle. Auburn plugs, 
Duckworth chains and Dixie magneto. 

afford to go the 
3res. and the smaU 
stand verv large 

dealers will be divided 
large dealers, who car 
limit in fixing up their s 
ler dealers, who canno 


LoucsviLLE, Ky. — Harry L. Lewman, SI 
years old, president of the Ten Broeck 
Tyre Co., manufacturers of motorcycle and 
auto tires at Louisville, died last week fol- 
lowing an illness of eighteen months, death 
being due to heart trouble and general 
breakdown. Ten Broeck was formerly a 



jCarranzs Removes Import Dutf, but 
U. S. Stops Shipments 

LAREDO, Texas, July 28— The recent 
action of the Mexican Government in 
removing the import duty on gasoline by 
way of bringing about lower prices for the 
fuel has been practically nullified by the 
embargo which President Wilson has 
placed in effect against the exportation of 
gasoline to foreign countries. 

So rigidly enforced is ths embargo that 
motor cars are not permitted to cross the 
International bridge over the Rio Grande 
without first having emptied the gasoline 
tanks. In this condition they are pushed 
across the boundary, taking on gas again at 
the other side. 


Rochester, N. Y., July 30.— Albert 
Kocherle, an Indian rider, started out a 
week or so ago at five o'clock in the morn- 
ing bound for Springfield and the Indian 
factory 354 miles away. He made the trip 
in IM-i hours, running into Springfield at 
4 :30 in the afternoon. The return was made 


Providence, R. I„ July 30.— F. C. E. 
Eden, an instructor in the Aviation Corps 
at West Greenwich, has just purchased an 
Indian Powerplus from B. A. Swenson, In- 
dian dealer here. The machine has been 
equipped so that Eden may sling it to an 


Milwaukee, Wis., July 30,— The endur- 
ance run, which is to be staged on Labor 
Oay, September 2 and 3, will cover a course 
of approximately 500 miles. Arthur Her- 
rington and Ben McGinnis have mapped 
out the route and are now figuring up the 
timing to arrange the linal running sched- 

LaCrosse, which marks the western 
boundary line of the State, will be the night 
control. The first days' trip will take the 
boys over the Northern route through Port- 
age, Kilboum, Camp Douglas and Tomah. 
Coming back the riders will travel through 
Reedsburg, Baraboo, Madison and Johnsons 


Wheeling, W. Va., July 24,— The towns 
of Martins Ferry, 0„ and Warwood, 
W. Va., have each purchased a Harley- 
Davidson motorcycle on which to mount a 
special speed cop in their efforts to check 
the tendency to exceed the speed limit on 
the part of automobilists passing through 
the towns. 

Capt Cut SpatM, DrMnt, snd C>pL B. M. Atkiiuon with E. A. Stiuon, 
widi A» third Aaro Squadron at Ft. Smii Howton, T*asi 


South Manchester, Conn.— H. K, Ger- 
rish created considerable excitement 
among his friends here when he rode into 
the city from Lowell, Mass., on his Da>1on 
Motor Bicycle. He covered the distance 
of 120 miles without any trouble, and 
thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Mr. Ger- 
rish has had his machine about a year and 
has rode over 3,500 miles without any 
trouble except tires. 


Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

August 2, 1917 


Plenty ef Work for All Hands Makes DraMnd for Bicycles for Woric- 

ers to Go to and Fr<Hn Their Work 

LOS ANGELES, Cal.. July 2L— For the 
first time since the period the bicycle 
traders refer to as the "good old days" of 
1913, every man in California who is will- 
ing to work can not only find a job but is 
extremely likely to have a job forced upon 
him. Ranchers are paying the biggest 
prices for labor in the history of Cali- 
fornia agriculture. This is true of live 
stock, grain, vegetable and fruit ranches 
alike, and affects all districts. 

The men are getting such good wages 
that they prefer not to sleep at the ranches 
where they work, but live in town where 
they can get the varied board offered by 
the restaurants and have other advantages, 
such as the movies, to relieve the mon- 
otony of evenings. The result of all this 
is a sudden springing up of demand for 
transportation, and of course for all short 
distances the bicycle just meets the situa- 
tion, while the men working further out 
will soon accumulate funds enough to 
make them really first-class motorcycle 

While a lot of young fellows have gone 

into the army, many of them having 
thrown up their contracts and turned their 
machines back to dealers, the employment 
situation is bringing on a new crop of 
prospects which will soon revitalize trade. 
Charlie Tobey, who travels Southern Cali- 
fornia and San Joaquin Valley for C. L. 
Smith, the Los Angeles bicycle jobber, is 
now working in the wonderful fruit pro- 
ducing section south of Fresno where 
thousands of tons of peaches and grapes 
are raised. 

Prices are so good, with unlimited de- 
mand, that extraordinary efforts are being 
made this year to preserve the full crop of 
fruit, which in previous years on many 
ranches has been allowed to rot where it 
fell off the trees and vines. The result is 
an industrial activity which has sprung up 
almost over night, and the bicycle trade is 
finding that it must hustle to keep up with 
the business forced upon it. Tobey has 
been sending in orders so fast that it has 
kept the whole force at Smith's on the 
jump to ship out the stuff as fast as or- 
ders are received. 


Seattle Officers Find Motorcycle and 
Sidecar Indispensable 

SEATTLE, Wash.— First it was the Ma- 
rine Corps, then it was the navy and 
now the army— all three are using motor- 
cycles in Seattle for recruiting. And the 
recruiting officers in all cases report the 
aid of the "benzine bikes" indispensable to 
success. Seattle has made quite a record 
in recruiting for the three branches of the 
national fighting service during recruiting 
for the present war, and the officers in 
charge in all cases agree that a large part 
of the success has been due to the great 
mobility of the recruiting forces made pos- 
siUe through the motorcycle. 
With a sidecar full of circulars and other 

literature a machine would start toward 
the end of the week for a little town near 
Seattle and the man in charge of the mo- 
torcycle would spend a week-end recruit- 
ing. One-day recruiting trips also were 
made. The speed with which the motor- 
cycles would carry the men to their vari- 
ous destinations caused these vehicles to 
become rapidly popular, and now all three 
services are using motorcycles to advan- 


Denver, Colo., July 27. — For the benefit 
of motorcycle and automobile camping 
parties an official camping grounds has 
been established in the Rocky Mountain 
National Park of this State. The first 
camp has been established in Bardolph 

Park, which is six miles west of the village 
of Estes Park and just within the boun- 
daries of the National Park. It is abso- 
lutely free to all motorists who desire to 
live the real "outdoor life" in the Rockies. 
The grounds will care for 250 parties. It 
has good water, plenty of firewood, a 
splendid view of the mountains and perfect 
sanitation. Camp stoves and garbage pits 
have been constructed. It is expected that 
other similar camping grounds will be 
opened in the near vicinity soon. 


London, July 1. — ^While the practice has 
not as yet extended to motorcycles, several 
of the 'bus companes and transportation 
companies using motor trucks are combat- 
ing the shortage of gasoline and the re- 
strictions placed upon its sale by the gov- 
ernment by running these vehicles with il- 
luminating gas. The gas is carried in large 
bags in some instances, or under pressure 
in steel tanks in other cases, sufficient of 
the fuel being carried to run the largest of 
vehicles a distance of 20 miles. If fuel 
conditions remain as they are at present it 
is not unlikely that the practice will extend 
to motorcycles, the only changes being 
necessary for the successful operation of 
the motorcycle on natural gas are the fit- 
ting of a pressure tank and the replacement 
of the carbureter with a mixing valve. 


Columbus, Ohio. — Judging from die 
number of entries that are coming in for 
the big motorcycle race meeting to be held 
at the Columbus Driving Park, August 12, 
the meeting will be a success in every par- 
ticular. The meeting is to be held under 
the auspices of the Columbus Cycle Club 
and entries are being received by C. H. 
Beebe, manager of the Sykes Motor Co., 
central Ohio distributor for the Indian. 
His address is 37 East Long street. Cohim- 
bus, Ohio. The 100-mile sweepstakes race, 
which is the headliner on the program, is 
attracting many well-known professional 
riders, and assurances are given that there 
will be a large field of starters. 


Angsten-Koch Co., 217 Englewood Ave., Chicago, 111 45 Henderson Motorcycle Co., Detroit, Mich.. 

Baker, Murray & Imbrie, Inc., 15 Warren St., New York 48 

Benton Co., L. F., Vergennes, Vt 47 

Bearings Co. of America, Lancaster, Pa 47 

BoBch Magneto Co., 204 W. 46th St., New York City 4 

Duckworth Chain & Mfg. Co., Springfield, Mass 44 

Eclipse Machine Co., Ehnira, N. Y Cover 2 

Electric Storage Battery Co., Phila., Pa 43 

Emblem Mfg. Co., Angola, N. Y 40 

Ericsson Mfg. Co., 1116 MiliUry Road, Buffalo, N. Y 45 

Excelsior Motor Mfg. & Sup. Co., 3703 Cortland St., Chicago, IlL 1 

Federal Miniature Lamp Div., 509 So. Jefferson St., Chicago, 111. 45 
Fentrees-Newton Mfg. Co., 253 Lafayette Blvd., Detroit, Blich.. 47 
Firestone Tire & Rubber Co., Akron, Ohio Cover 4, 24-25 

Goodyear Tire & Rabber Co., Akron, Ohio 2-3-8-9 

Harley-Davidson Motor Co., Milwaukee, Wis 5 

Hendee Mfg. Co., ^ringfield. Mass 37 



Miami Cycle & Mfg. Co., Middletown, Ohio 4S 

New Departure Mfg. Co., Bristol, Conn 3S 

Norma Co. of America, 1790 Broadway, N. Y 44 

Reading Standard Co., Reading, Pa 4S 

Remy Electric Co., Detroit, Mich 41 

Rogers Mfg. Co., 337 W. Madison St., Chicago, Dl 43 

Rose Mfg. Co., PhUadelphia, Pa 45 

Sargent, Lester L., N.W. Cor. 10th & F Su., Washington, D. C 45 

Standard Co., Torrington, Conn 42 

Standard Welding Co., Cleveland, Ohio Cover 3 

Stevens & Co., 375 Broadway, New York. 47 

United States Tire Co., 58th St. and Broadway, N. Y. City. 


Wald Mfg. Co., Sheboygan, Wis.. 4S 

Westfield Mfg. Co., 11 Cycle St, Westfield, Mast. Corer 3 

Wheeler-Schebler Carburetor Co., Indianapolis, Ind. 43> 

August 2, 1917 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 


How to Buy Insurance 

Motorcycle Dealers Should See That a Fire Policy Is So Drawn as to Fit the Risk 

Effectually and Give Them Maximum Protection, Says W. D. Isham, Harley- 

Davidson Credit Man; A Slip-Shod Policy Often Proves Worthless After 

the Store Is in Ruins 

By Pathfinder 

<*nPHE proposition of buying the right 

A kind of a fire insurance policy is 
just the same as buying a pair of shoes/' 
said W. D. Isham, the Harley-Davidson 
credit man, in concluding our interview 
with him on the subject of protection of 
a dealer's store and its contents. 

**Your policy and its provisions should 
be drawn to fit the risk, in other words, 
the policy that would fit a dry goods store 
would in no wise apply to a drug store 
due to the different class of stock carried 
in the two places and likewise the kind of 
insurance that would cover a gent's fur- 
nishing establishment would in no wise be 
the correct one to be drawn up for a motor- 
cycle store. 

'Tou wouldn't think of going into a shoe 
store, asking for a pair of shoes, and hav- 
ing the clerk pick up the nearest pair at 
hand, wrap them up for you to take home. 
You would try them on, examine the mate- 
rial and see if they were suitable for your 

"We cannot imagine a merchant buying 
a bill of goods, no matter how inconsequen- 
tial, without checking every item to make 
sure they were all received. Yet there are 
few merchants who take the trouble to 
check over the various items included in 
their fire insurance policy which some day 
might mean thousands of dollars to them. 

Buj Your Insurmnce Carefully 

"After you have a fire and stand out in 
the street looking over the ruins, it cer- 
tainly gives you a comfortable feeling to 
be assured that the insurance will cover 
most of the loss and that you will not be 
so bad off after all, rather than standing 
there quaking in your boots for fear you 
have neglected to see that all the clauses 
in your policy have been complied with. 

"Don't buy your fire insurance policy 
from an agent who happens to be a friend 
of yours or who knows one of your friends 
or relatives or because he is a good fellow 
and has a good line of talk. Buy from an 
agent who has a reputation of knowing 
bis business, just as you would your shoes 
or clothes. 

"You wouldn't go to a carpenter to be 
measured for a suit of clothes, yet there 
arc many policyholders who buy from men 
who handle insurance as a sideline and 
who arc not acquainted with the subject 
as they should be. 

''If there is anything in the printed policy 
that your agent presents that you cannot 
comply with be sure that there is a written 
provision attached covering that particular 
point whkh will protect you so that the 
instuance company cannot slide out on a 

"Any credit man's interest in fire insur- 

ance is purely a selfish one, as it has very 
intimate relation with a customer's credit 
standing. If the credit man knows that 
the customer is amply insured he feels safe 
in extending a good line of credit and 
naturally when a man can secure a good 
line of credit he can do more business with 
less capital. At the same time the credit 
man knows that his firm can secure more 
business from the customer. 

"A man will look carefully into the his- 
tory and secure all the information he can 
about a bank he intends doing business 
with and makes sure any goods he intends 
purchasing come up to the quality repre- 
sented. When he makes a contract he is 
sure that its terms will be fulfilled. 

"Yet the first insurance agent that comes 
along will load him up with fire insurance 
with a company he knows nothing about 
and the policy of which he knows less. 
Through the guarantee the insurance com- 
pany gives you, it may suddenly become 
your debtor and naturally, as a good busi- 
ness man, you want to know what kind of 
a concern is to be indebted to you. Fail- 
ures there have been aplenty. That was . 
discussed previously. 

"About a year ago a prosperous motor- 
cycle dealer called at the factory and in 
talking over affairs connected with the 
financial end of his business I found that 
he had been in business six years, that he 
had about $300 in the bank and had a 
stock in trade valued at close to $7,000. 

"Then I asked him how much he would 
have left if he were to lose his business 
suddenly. He answered, "Nothing but my 

home.*' Asked how much insurance he 
carried, he stated $2,500. More talk re- 
vealed the fact that he owed about $2,700. 
Now you can figure out for yourself where 
that man would have been left in case of 
a big fire in his place that wiped him out, 
providing he was even fortunate enough to 
collect one hundred cents on the dollar 
from his insurance company. 

"However, he has seen the light. He 
could hardly sleep nights until he was able 
to get back home and increase his fire in- 
surance to a point where he would have 
ample protection. I stated before it is with 
a selfish motive that I am advocating plenty 
of fire protection for motorcycle dealers 
both for their own and their families' pro- 

How Insurance Helps Credit 

"The most valuable thing a man has is 
his credit. Cut off fire insurance and credit 
becomes a negligible quantity. Put the 
shoe on your own foot. Would you sell a 
man goods which he was going to place in 
a building that might burn any minute 
and you know his sole ability to pay for 
those goods was centered in those goods 
without any other protection? 

"Summing up the whole proposition of 
fire protection, I would like to have every 
dealer take home with him these points. 
Carry ample insurance for the protection 
of your family. Carry ample insurance for 
the protection of your credit. Use due 
caution in the kind of insurance you buy 
and the company you buy from. Exercise 
due caution in reading over the terms and 
conditions of the policy you procure." 


Entry Fee of $1.50 Buys Evenrthing Except Gas and Oil in 

Second Annual Picnic Run August 12 

NEW YORK, July 27.— The second an- 
nual sociability run to be staged by 
Oliver Berckhemer, Bronx Indian dealer, 
with headquarters at 959 Brook Avenue, is 
scheduled for Sunday, August 12. In 
case of rain it will be held on the first 
following Sunday that is clear. 

Each rider will be checked by a card 
and punch system at an unknown control on 
the way out to the secret destination of 
the tour, and again on arrival at home. 
The rules call for strict order throughout 
the run, the riders being divided into 
squads under lieutenants. 

The run is open to overy one. Riders 
must not necessarily be F. A. M. members, 
and the entry fee of $1.50 includes every- 
thing with the exception of gasoline and 
oil. Berckhemer has arranged for a real 
man-sized dinner at the picnic grounds, 
which is included under the entry fee. 

and bronze medals will be given to all 
those who finish without serious breach 
of rules. Besides an attractive accessory 
list comprising 75 valuable articles to date, 
with a promise of many more before the 
day of the run, two cups will be offered; 
the Ogden trophy, given by Leadley Ogden, 
of the Cygnet Rear Car Co., for the club 
having the greatest number of entries, 
and the Oliver trophy, which will go to the 
most popular rider. 


Columbus, Ohio. — About 100 riders and 
their friends of Columbus enjoyed a picnic 
and outing with Manager Beebe of the 
Sykes Motor Co., Indian dealer, and P. I. 
Ha3mes, agent for the Harley-Davidson, as 
hosts, Sunday, July 22. The day was spent 
at Mt. Pleasant, near Lancaster, a distance 
of 30 miles from the Buckeye capital. 


Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

August 2, 1917 


■ » ■ 

The Interests of the American Cycle Industries in Canada 

Are Big Today and Getting Bigger. Readers of This 

Department Receive All the Dominion News 

is only one more local racing celebrity who 
has secured his transfer to the aviation 
branch of the army. 


Motor Attachment Classed as Motor 
Vehicles in Montreal 

MONTREAL.— The fact that many own- 
ers of motor wheels, motor attach- 
ments for bicycles and motor-driven buck- 
boards have been operating their machines 
without securing Provincial licenses be- 
came evident to the Provincial authorities 
recently with the result that an official 
statement has been issued to notify such 
owners that they are required to secure 
official permits which will cost $7.50 an- 
nually. The published announcement reads 
as follows: 

"There seems to be an impression among 
owners of motor wheels and other attach- 
ments for bicycles that a Provincial license 
is not necessary. It is pointed out by the 
Department that the expression *motor ve- 
hicle' comprises all vehicles propelled by 
any other power than muscular force, ex- 
cepting railway and tram cars and vehicles 
running only on rails or railroads, and road 


Montreal, Que. — Announcement is made 
of the organization in Montreal of the In- 
ternational Metal Goods Company, with 
headquarters here, for the manufacture of 
a brand new type of rear hub, internal-ex- 
panding coaster brake for bicycles, to be 
sold throughout the British Empire. The 
first models of the brake are now being 
road tested. Arrangements have been made 
for facilities for the manufacture of the 
brake entirely in Canada. 


Toronto, Ont.— Mr. and Mrs. H. Ellis, 
333 College Street, Toronto, have been 
notified that their son. Lieutenant H. A. 
Ellis, of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, 
has been injured as a result of a collision 
between his motorcycle and a large mili- 
tary automobile which was travelling at a 
high rate of speed. Lieutenant Ellis has 
been the officer in charge of about 30 
motor ambulances. Before enlisting he was 
engaged in the tire business in Ottawa. 


Vancouver, B. C— The Eastern Motor 
Company, Howe Street, which was organ- 
ized recently, has taken an agency for the 
Cyclemotor as a sideline to its garage busi- 


Halifax, N. S.— The City of Halifax has 
discovered that the local traffic regulations 
do not apply to motorcyclists or bicyclists. 
The Cit\' Court of Halifax considered the 
point recently and decided that cyclists were 

not governed by the traffic by-law. The 
municipality has decided to get a new by- 
law as soon as possible, and, in the mean- 
time, the riders have been asked to be 
reasonable and careful in their riding. 


Vancouver, B. C. — The Vancouver Bi- 
cycle Club is behind a proposition for the 
erection of an eight-lap velodrome at Hast- 
ings Park, Vancouver. It is hoped to have 
the track finished in time for the forthcom- 
ing Vancouver exhibition, the manager of 
which has secured estimates of the cost and 
has already secured plans for track and 
grand stand. 


Hamilton, Ont. — The general activity of 
Hamilton motorcyclists was continued to 
Sunday, July 29, when a paper chase was 
held to Guelph, Ontario, under the auspices 
of Harris and Funger, the local Excelsior 
representatives. Herb. Bradley, the lone 
hare, skipped out of Hamilton at 8.30 a. m. 
and was followed by a flock of skipping 
hounds fifteen minutes later. Bradley laid 
a paper trail along his chosen route. 
After reaching Guelph, the whole party, 
augmented by a number of riders who did 
not take part in the paper chase, enjoyed 
a jaunt to Brampton. 


London, Ont. — The French briar pipe 
which Fred St. Onge, the Smith and Pope 
traveler, won in the half-mile highwheel 
race at the London racemeet in June figured 
in a little incident at Boston, Mass., a few 
days ago. St. Onge visited George "Pop" 
Lowe, one of the first bicycle men of The 
Hub, and presented his prize to the old 
veteran, who has gone blind. 


Montreal, Que. — Two Canadian dele- 
pates to the convention of the Cycle Parts 
and Accessories* Association at Atlantic 
City, August 6-10, will be A. E. Bregent, 
the Montreal manufacturer and jobber, and 
Fred St. Onge. They will motor to the 
convention cit>' by way of Springfield and 
Westfield. They plan to return to Toronto 
for the C. \V. A. patriotic championships 
on Saturday, August 11, when the Spencers, 
Kramer and McXamara will make their 
only Canadian appearance this year. 


Toronto, Ontario. — Steve Wood, a for- 
mer prominent racing member of the Tor- 
onto Motorc\cle Club, has been accepted 
for the Royal Flying Corps in England. 
Wood had been serving with the Canadian 
army overseas as a despatch rider, and he 


Report from Toronto Harley-Davidsoo 
Dealer Indicates Prosperity 

TORONTO, Ont— An indication that 
the motorcycle business in Canada 
this year has been good is the optimistic 
report issued from the Har ley- Davidson 
headquarters in Toronto on July 17. Wal- 
ter Andrews, the Ontario distributor, an- 
nounced on that date that he had disposed 
of four carloads of Harley-Davidson mo- 
torcycles and two carloads of sidecars this 
year. Seventy-five per cent, of the ma- 
chines were the electrically-equipped mod- 
els and fully three-quarters were sold with 
sidecars. These sales are evidence that 
Canadians have money. 


Takes Every Second and First in Ten- 
Event Meet at Quebec 

QUEBEC, Que.— The Excelsior cleaned 
up at the racemeet held on the half- 
mile track at the Exhibition Grounds, Que- 
bec City, on Saturday afternoon, July 22. 
There were ten events on the program, 
and the Excelsior captured almost every 
prize, including every first and second place. 
Bilodeau, the local amateur crack, took 
four firsts and one second with his Excel- 
sior and Clouthier, Excelsior, finished sec- 
ond in five races and won a sixth. Mcti- 
vier, another amateur, with his Excelsior, 
won one race and finished third in two 

Laviolette, the professional crack, won the 
one and two-mile professional events with 
an Excelsior and established a new track 
record of 1.09 for the mile in a special trial 
on the half-mile oval. Graveline, the local 
Excelsior dealer, rounded out the day by 
winning the one-mile sidecar race. 


Ford, 42, Captures First Road Race of 
Swift Bicycle Club 

TORONTO, Ontario.— The Swift Bi- 
cycle Club, Toronto, held its first bi- 
cycle road race over the Dunlop Trophy 
course on Kennedy Road, on July 15. The 
score of riders covered a distance of eight- 
een miles and the winner proved to be Tom 
Ford, the forty-two-year-old veteran, who 
was given a two-minute start. Ford played 
the tortoise game with rare judgment, win- 
ning out from his exhausted competitors 
in a well-timed sprint. At one time Ford 
was the very last man in the race but he 
overhauled the field in the last four miles. 

The results: First, Tom Ford, 2 min- 
utes; second, James Martin, 1^ minutes; 
third, D. Patterson, 3 minutes; fourth, J. 
Miles, 4 minutes; fifth, R. Hunter, 5 min- 
utes; sixth, Neil Russell, scratch. 

The Swift Club is fostered by James 
Martin, the hustling East-end bicycle 


Trenton, Nova Scotia.— F. Dowie has 
contracted to represent the Excelsior and 
Henderson retail interests of Trenton, 
Nova Scotia. 

August 2, 1917 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 





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Bicycle Gypsying 

An Impression of the Joys to Be Had in a Rough and Ready Ramble Awheel with 
Camping Equipment Through Backwoods Country 

The Equipment Needed and Some Pointers on the Trip 

THERE is ». vague longing in most red- 
* blooded men and boys to revert to 
the carefree lite of the "hobo" and the joys 
of the open road. And when summer and 
the annual vacation time rolls around this 
feeling becomes much intensified. As a 
means of gratifying the desire for a taste 
of the simple life what could be simpler 
or more healthful than a "Gypsy" bicycle 
tour? Anyone of any age, whether 16 or 
(0, who wishes to get the most out of his 
vacation, both in healthful invigoration and 
pleasure and at very little expense, will 
nnd a wheeling tour superior to almost 
any other means. The ordinary cares and 
routine of every day life are forgotten; 
ifie lungs receive a thorough revivifying, 
and the circulation starts into healthful 
activity : sleep becomes sound, appetite 
voracious, and digestion perfect. 

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By W, T. FarweU, Jr. 

The enjoyableness of a tour depends a 
great deal upon being in good riding con- 
dition to make the work easy, and in lay- 
ing plans so as not to be obliged to push 
along too fast. As preparation for a tour 
it would be well to ride 15 or 20 miles daily 
for a week before starting. Then you will 
be in suitable physical condition and you 
can make 40 or 50 miles a day, without 
inconvenience. However, it is not advis- 
able to lay out any definite schedule of 
daily distances to be ridden, as on some 
days you will feel like loafing and on others 
you may feel like riding 50 or 60 miles or 
more. Do not force yourself to reach cer- 
tain objective points at any definite lime. 
In other words forget old Father Time for 
a while and you will derive far more pleas- 
ure from your trip. Remember thai you 
are out for a good time in every respect; 
not for making or breaking records, or try- 

ing to compete with the motorists in burn- 
ing up the roads. 

The majority of riders find touring most 
pleasant with a single companion, and if 
you are fortunate enough to have a con- 
genial friend whose pedaling powers are 
about the same as your own the pleasure 
of the tour will be much enhanced. 

In laying out a rout for a camping tour 
it is best to steer clear of the large cities 
unless you particularly desire to visit them. 
Wherever possible strike off from the main 
roads and pick your way across country 
over the little traveled by-roads. These 
roads may be hilly and rough at times and 
your progress will be slower, but you will 
generally be well repaid for the extra 
trouble, as most back country roads are 
more interesting than the main roads, and 
also lead to picturesque and secluded camp- 
ing spots. Carry a good road map of the 


Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

August 2, 1917 

gear becomes very irksome on a long trip. 
A gear of 72 or 74 is plenty big enough for 
touring. You can lower your gear, if it 
is too high, by having a larger rear 
sprocket 5tted. For instance if a 9-tooth 
sprocket is fitted in place of one with 8 
teeth the gear will be lowered about 10 
inches. The subject of gearing was fully, 
described in a recent number of this pub- 

In regard to camp equipment, the tent 
should be just large enough to provide 
sleeping shelter for two. An excellent light 
tent of this nature can he bought for less 
than $8. It has a bug proof canvas floor 
and weighs but S'/i pounds. It is not a 
difficult matter to make or improvise a sim- 
ple shelter which will answer the purpose 
almost as well. A practical shelter tent 
can be made from a square of duck or 
other light material 9x9 feet which will 
sleep two persons. The sketch shows 


ViCTOWA, B. C. — More than two hundred 
motorcycle riders of Victoria. B. C., ha 

plainly how it is put up. A piece of the 
same material spread over some balsam 
branch or hay, a blanket, and your coat 
for a pillow, makes a comfortable bed. On 
cool nights a small campfire in front of the 
tent will warm the interior. 

Your cooking will of course be of the 
simplest sort, and very few utensils will 
be needed. A small frying pan, one-quart 
tin pail, tin cup and plate, knife, fork and 
spoon. Salt, sugar and coflee or tea can 
be carried in bags packed in the tin pail, 
while the necessary food for each meal can 
be procured in the town nearest the next 
camping pUce. Most farmers will supply 
you with milk and eggs, A very compact 
"Wear- Ever" brand aluminum cooking 
outfit consisting of 6 pieces is used by the 
Boy Scouts for hiking trips, and would be 
just the thing for the cycle tourist. Vou 
don't need a coffee pot as good coffee can 
be made in a pail or stew pan. It is sur- 
prising how little in the way of camp 
equipment you can get along with. 

Pitch Tent Naw Stnam 

IE you are at all versed in camping lore 
you will, if possible, pitch your tent near 
a spring, lake or stream where the water 
is good. You will know that a small lire 
between a few stones for a fire place is 
better for cooking purposes than a big one, 
and also that you should never leave a 
camp fire burning when you break camp. 

It will be easier and will save time if 
the mid-day meal is eaten at a restaurant 
or hotel. This will save unpacking your 
cooking outfit and will also make a pleas- 
ant variation in your diet, especially if you 
are a novice at camp cookerj-. In rainy 
weather it will be best to put up for the 
night at some small hotel. When you do 
patronize a hotel it w;ill pay you to stop in 
small towns or villages where the hotels 

are small and usually clean and inexpens- 
ive. Steer clear of the big resort hotels and 
automobile road houses, they are looking 
for bigger game than the huinble cyclist 

The amount of personal luggage had best 
be limited to a change of underwear and 
a tooth brush. Wear old clothes and old 
shoes. Knickerbockers are far more com- 
fortable and more suitable for cycling than 
regular long trousers. 

The entire equipment should be divided 
between the two riders and strapped on 


Much of Interwt to Two-Wheeler Dealer 
to Be Found in July Issue 

BUFFALO. N. Y., July 27.— Joseph J. 
Hoffman, salesman for the Hub, Cycle 
Co., Boston, New England distributors for 
the Pierce bicycle line, gives a comprehen- 
sive report on the bicycle business through- 
out the New England States in the July 
number of the Pkne Bicycle Neufs, which 
is just off the press. Hoffman's report is 
encouraging from the first word in the first 
paragraph to the last word in the end 

A little item on how clean living and 
thinking combined with outdoor life made 
Frank Kramer the athletic wonder that he 
is to-day ; an artde bearing on the wonder- 
ful increase in the Pierce bicycle business, 
and a letter from Victor J. Lind. Brooklyn 
Pierce dealer, talking against the sale of 
bic>'cles of the motor-bike type, are other 
feature articles of the booklet. The cover 
picture shows a Pierce triplet which is 
in constant use in and around San Fran- 
cisco, although over 20 years old. 


Westfielr, Mass.— J. P. Fogarty, secre- 
tary and manager of the Columbia plant, 
was surprised by a visit last week from an 
old cycling friend in the person of W. M. 
Butler of the St. Louis Cycling Club. But- 
ler is mounted on a Columbia two-speed 
chainless and is enthusiastic over the serv- 
ice this bicycle has given him on his long 
trip East. His healthy, rugged appearance 
speaks well for the benefits derived from 
cycling "a la Columbia." After a day 
spent going through the Columbia plant 
and talking over old times with Fogarty, 
Butler continued on toward Boston. From 
Boston his Columbia is to take him along 
the famous North Shore to Portsmouth 
and on to the White Mountains in New 

with units of the Canadian 


Toronto, Ont. — Mr. Victor Gianelli, the 
Italian consul at Toronto, has announced 
his intention of reorganizing the Wander- 
ers' Bicycle Club, of which he was one of 
the most enthusiastic members in the '90's. 
At one time, Mr. Giannelli was the leader 
of the forty-piece band of the Wanderers' 
CTub which was considered one of the finest 
musical organizations in the country. 

substantial rear carriers. Each pack should 
not weigh over ten pounds. 

If special effort ts made to select the 
lightest equipment and every unnecessary 
object eliminated, the weight can be 
brought down to 6 or 7 pounds for each 
rider. This will make a neat roll which 
should not interfere with riding. 

One or two weeks of this next to nature 
living combined with touring and loafing 
will make you fit as a fiddle and ready to 
tackle your work with renewed vigor. 


Walter A. Harland, Traveler, Heeti 

Death in Automobile Accident 
pPHRATA, Pa., July 30.— Walter A 
*— ' Harland, traveling salesman for the 
cycle department of the Davis Sewing Ma- 
chine Company, was killed in an automo- 
bile accident near here Tuesday, July 24. 
Mr, Harland traveled over his territory 
in an automobile, carrying a Dayton Motor 
Bicycle on a side attachment. In attempting 
10 turn out to pass another machine, hil 
automobile turned turtle over an embank- 

He was well known to the cycle tratSe 
throughout the Eastern and Middle State* 
and was a prominent figure around the 
company's displays at the cycle shows for 
the last two years. For the past four years 
he has been associated with the Davis com- 
pany, having spent two years in the fire 
apparatus department and two years in the 
cycle department. During these few years 
he has made many friends among the trade 
and in the Dayton factory. 


Marcel Dupuy, the classy French sprinter, 
who has raced in America, met and de- 
feated his countryman, Julian Pouchois, in 
a match sprint race at the Velodrome 
d'Hiver, Paris, on July 9, turning the 
trick in straight heats. 

August 2, 1917 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustkated 

Transcontinental Cyclist Completes Strenuous Journey 

Emaat E«topp*j Snmppad a 

• nnkliad Jovnuj bum CoroBAdo., CbL, to N*w York Citr, wiUi Hu Indian BicycU and 
Campint OutEt Tk* Vatann Cjclnt k in Hu Fiftia* 

NEW YOKK CITY, July 30.— Ernest Es- 
toppey, the transcontinental cyclist, 
completed his Ions journey from Coronado, 
Cal.. to this city on July 14. He sUrted 
from the California watering place January 
9, and took plenty of time lo make the 
journey. Estoppey crossed 14 states enroute 
and obtained letters from the governors of 
each, which he presented to President Wil- 
son at Washington. Estoppey's mount is an 
Indian bicycle. 

-Mthough a man somewhat past middle 
life, Estoppey was able to complete the 
transcontinental trip with tittle difficult. He 
stated that he considered cycling the best 
way to keep in firstrclass health and cited 

his trip from the Pacific to the Atlantic 
as a proof of his statement. 

The gray-haired cyclist decided that fer- 
rying across the Hudson River from Jersey 
City to the metropolis was rather too tame, 
so proceeded to swim across, accompanied 
by a boat. On his setting foot in New 
York he was greeted with acclamation by 
the crowds who were lined up to watch 

Estoppey carried a complete camp- 
ing ouiHt on his machine and rarely slept 
indoors during the six months of his jour- 

The veteran rider is now on a cycling 
trip through the New England States. 


At Tours, France, July 9, Thorwald Elle- 
gaard. the Dane, met and defeated Andre 
Perchicot an,d Trouve, two French cyclists, 
in a match, Ellegaard won two heats and 
finished second in another to Perchicot 
Trouve finished third in all three heats. 
Ellegaard finished second from scratch in 
the handicap at 1,000 meters, Bournac win- 
ning. The latter and Perchicot captured 
the handicap. 

E. Kauffman. a former amateur cham- 
pion of Switzerland, won the professional 
title at a recent meet held at the d'Oerlikon 
track, Zurich. 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

August 2, 1917 


Fatmtit Champion Wins '^Criterion" by Taking the First and Second Heats frcnn Alfred GouUet and 
Reggie McNamara — Arthur SpencM*, the Champion, Rides MiseraUe Race in "Omnium** 

NEWARK, N. J., July 30.— Frank L. 
Kramer, the deposed champion among 
the profe»sional sprinters, left no doubt 
mbout his ability as a strong contender at 
the Velodrome yesterday. Kramer met 
Alfred GouUet, the former Australian, and 
Rcsgje McNamara. the "Iron Man." in the 
filial of the "Criterion," a race that carried 
a purse of $1,000, $400 of which went to 
the winner. Kramer won and he won In 
k convincing style. 

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The final of the race was run in heats, 
the winner being forced to take two heats. 
Kramer won the first and second heats. 
Kramer had plenty of speed yesterday. He 
rode the last eighth mile in 11^^ seconds, 
and in the second he was docked in 11>i 
seconds, the latter being the fastest that the 
last eighth has been ridden this season. 
UcNamara and Goullet each won a second 
and a third place, and in the heat to decide 
the lie Goullet beat >fcN'amara. Second 
mone>- was $200 and third $100. To top off 
his day's work Kramer met Willie Spencer, 
the Toronto rider, who had won the 
"Omnium," a race for those shut out of the 
semi-finals of the "Criterion," and Kramer 
won handily. 

Arthur Spencer, the new champion, gave 
a miserable exhibition in the "Omnium." 
Arthur met his brother, Willie, and Frank 
Cavanagh in that race and he was beaten 
easily in two straight heats by Willie. 
Cavanagh finished in third position in each 
heat Arthur Spencer's ride did not look 
good in either heat The champion did not 
look as though he was trying to win. 
Spencer, if he won, would have had to ride 
Kramer a match for which he would re- 
ceive $100. Spencer wanted more money 
than that to ride Kramer a match and per- 
haps that had a good deal to do with his 
half-hearted attempt in each he*L 

The large crowd on hand were treated 
lo a big surprise when they saw Bob Spears, 
the -Australian, win a race. Spears, who 
has not had his name among the winners 
for about two months, captured the two- 
thirds mile handicap for the pros from 
scratch. Jake Magin won the invitation 
race in a great brush with Willie Hanley. 

Gus Lang, the Newarker, won the balf- 
milc handicap for the amateurs from the 
20-yard mark. Henry Werner, Newark, 
50 yards, ran second, and John L. Stacble, 
the amateur champion, nnished third from 
scratch. Harry Hoffman, the San Fran- 
cisco rider, won the miss-and-oul race for 
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soldier -cyclists being connected with the 
47th Infantry. 

Leaving Syracuse Kverard will continue 
to Rochester and Buffalo. At Buffalo 
Everard will go to Detroit Mich., by boat, 
and after taking a look over the town which 
will include a visit to the factory that tunu 
out rattling good cars, the trip will be ccki- 
tinued to Lake Huron. The tourist will try 
to return through Canada to Niagara Falk 

A. L. Everard, C. R. C. of A., Will Toor 
to Detroit and Return on Hia Bicycle 

Everard, of the Century -Road Club 
of America, will leave this cit}*, Saturday. 
Aug. 4, for a long bicycle trip. Everard, 
who lives in Ridgefield Park. N. J, wiU 
leave this city and go to .Albany. Troy. 
Schenectady, Amsterdam. L'tica and Syra- 
cuse, At Syracuse Everard will go to the 
State camp to visit Joseph Zabelicky, a 
brother member, who has entered the U. S. 
Army for the period of the war, the 


Draws Jimmy HiBter as Pacemaker and 
Goes Through Race Witbont Mishap 

FHILADELPHLA. Pa.. July 31.— Percy 
Lawrence, the San Francisco cyclist 
was the lucky one when it came to draw- 
ing for pacemakers for the 30-mile paced 
race al the Point Breeze track, Saturday 
night July 28. Percy drew Jimmy Hunter 
and after that it was all off for the rest 
of the crew. With his lucky draw Law- 
rence had the best of the breaks with bis 
bicycles and he went through without acd- 

Both Menus Bedell, who had no motor 
after the five-mile mark, and the paced 
champion, Clarence Carman, had accidents, 
and George Cameron, the New Yorker, won 
second mone>'. 


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wvO, All of Ifaa CMtWT Road Chdi Anociation. Naw Ya«k Ctr 

VT/ESTFIELD, Mass.— On Wednesday 
VV morning the Columbia factory was 
visited by a delegation of the Long 
Island Division of Itic Century Road Club 
.Association, including George Steppe Ho. 
Joseph S. CaldwelL Mayro Cigal. C. Brohn 
and Ray CaldwelL 

These riders, mourned on lii;ht road rac- 
ing bicycles, left New York at 5 p. m. Sun- 
day evening and arrived in Albany at 4 

p. m. Monday. After a short stay in .Al- 
bany they started off Tuesday night and 
arrived at the factor}- in Westfield Wed- 
nesday morning. 

They are routing their return trip to New 
York via Boston and Providence. One of 
the two wheelers which made this stiff 
trip was an 18-year-old Tribme, and this 
~ ic>Tle rode as smoothly and easily, so the 

ider f 

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August 2, 1917 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 


N'ewu'k Favorite Adds Tallies to His 
AU-Round Championihip Score 

NEWARK. N. J., AuB. 1,— By taking 
second place in the "Criterion" race at 
;he Velodrome on Sunday, Alfred GouUet, 
:he speedy blonde, gained a single point 
>n Reggie McNamara, the "Iron Man" from 
A.ustralia, in the contest for the all-around 
championship. Goullet simply added to his 
score and he has now 90 points as against 
48 for the strong man from the lair of 
the kangaroo. With the season on the way 
past the midway mark, Goullet's chances of 
capturing the title are exceedingly bright, 
only an accident being possible to defeat 

Arthur Spencer, the champion, is in 
third place with 35 points, and Frank 
Kramer, the former title holder, with five 
points less is in fourth place. 

A closer and far more interesting battle 
Is on in ihe amateur division. Amateur 
Ohampion John L. Slaehte led the simon 
pure! with 60 paints, while the second 
man, Harry Hoffman, is only a lone tally 
in the wake of the champion. Fred Tay- 
lor, the localite. is in third place, with 
51 points, while Gus Lang, who is showing 
Sreat form of late, is tn fourth place, with 
41 points. 

The standing of the leaders in both 
classes follows : 


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Amateur Champion Finishes with Aloiost 
Same Points as in 1916 Race 

NEWARK, N. J., Aug. 1.— When John 
L. Slaehle annexed the amateur cham- 
pionship for the second time this seasotj 
he almost repeated his performance of last 
year in regards to the total number o^ 
points scored. In 1916 Staehle scored fivo 
firsts and one second, while this year the 
champion scored five wins and finished third 

Staehle this year won the third-mile, the 
halt-mile, the one-mile, the two-mile and 
the five-mile. Staehle. never a speedy 
starter, got off bad in the quarter-mile 
titular race and had to be contented with 
third place ; Fred Taylor, who finished sec- 
ond in the series, winning, and Chris Dot- 
terweich finishing second. Five points were 
given for a win, three for a second, two 


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Attacbad bj a Swiral CoDssctivB to tba Bicrek 

for third and fourth place tallied a point 
for the rider. 

The complete table, which gives the 
points scored in each of the races, is given 

Lani ... 


New York, N. Y., July 30.— Jerry Nunzi- 
ata, a member of the Unione Sporliva llali- 
ana, won the two-mile open bicycle race, 
which was held in connection with the 18th 
annual games of Local 20. International 
Union of Steam and Operating Engineers, 
at Celtic Park, yesterday. Eugene Aickelin, 
unattached, finished second, and Anthnny 
Attardi, Nunziata's clubmate, third. The 
time was 6;02*^. 


Baltimobe, Md., July 30.— The Baltimore 
Cycle Dealers' Association has arranged 
two races for local and other speed cyclists. 
On Sunday, Aug. 12, a ten-mile road race 
will be staged, while on Wednesday, Sept. 
12, a series of races will be run in one of 
the public parks. 


Quaker City Cycling Association Stage 
First Race for Club Championship 

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., July 29.— The 
Quaker City Cycling, the largest ama- 
teur cycle club in the city, held the first 
of a series of four races to decide the 
championship of the club at the Point 
Breeie track yesterday afternoon. The first 
of the four races was at one mile and 
Wayne Wiley won with George Barley in 
second place. Edward Bates finished third 
and A. Schultz finished fourth. The time 
was 2:23. 

The championship will be decided on the 
point system, the winner of the largest num- 
ber of points being declared the winner of 
the series. 

The rider who captures the title will ba 
sent to New York to compete in the Inter- 
Club Amateur Cycle Road Racing League's 
championship, which will be held in the 

The local club is working hard to make 
Ihe big amateur track meet, which is 
scheduled for Saturday afternoon, August 
18, a big success, and to revive the game in 
general in this section. Amateur Cham- 
pion John L. Slaehle, Harry Hoffman, the 
San Franciscan, and many other big ama- 
teur stars have entered. Up to date, it 
is figured that over 100 riders will com- 
pete on that day. The events include a 
one-mile novice, mile handicap, mile open, 
two-mile handicap and an Australian pur- 


Salt Lake City, Utah, July 28,— Jack 
Prince, the veteran promoter and track 
builder expects to have his new track in 
operation by August 13, Jack has wired 
to a number of professionals in the East 
to see if he can not get them to come out 
for the opening. 


Mount Dennis, Ont — The Kitchener Bi- 
cycle Club of Mount Dennis, which is fos- 
tered by the Kitchener Bicycle Store of this 
place, announces that it will hold its second 
annual road race to Wood bridge on Mon- 
day, August 6. 


Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

August 2, 1917 


N«w Yorker Take* 100-Kilometer Event at Point Breeze Track; Race 
Replete with AccidenU; Cmry Siwtaim Sad Fall 

PHILADELPHIA, Pa.. July 30.— The 
race is not always to the swift. That 
old adage was proven again at the Point 
Breeze track, Thursday night, July 26, 
when George Cameron, of New York, 
romped home seven laps (2^ miles) in the 
lead of the second man in the 100-kilo- 
meter (62.13 miles) motor-paced race run 
at that track. Percy Lawrence, San Fran- 
cisco; Clarence Carman, paced champion; 
Menus Bedell, Newark, and Vincent Ma- 
donna, the Providence Italian, finished as 
named. Frank Corry, the other starter, 
fell and was put out of the race in the 
earlier stages. 

Tlwra Was Lots Doinf 


s plenty doing during the race 
right from the start. Jimmy Hunter paced 
Cameron, while Lawrence 'was in back of 
Donald McDougall. Norman Anderson 
paced Carman and Napoleon Morin led the 
way for Corry. Madonna had William 
Vandeberry and Bedell had Julian Pro- 
vost. Carman had only gone a few laps 
when his motor got balky and the cham- 
pion lost much ground before he could get 
another. Madonna had a puncture, 
changed wheels and the chain came off of 
his spare wheel and he lost more ground. 
While passing Provost and Bedell Morin 
cut down too quick with Corry and Pro- 
vost hit Corry's rear wheel and smashed 
it. Corry and Provost both fell and Corry 
was led from the track and was unable to 
continue. Provost's pacing machine caught 
fire and it was a case of "man the ex- 
tinguishers." The fire was soon put out 
and little damage was done either to the 
track or the pacing machine. Bedell had 
to ride unpaccd until Morin picked him up. 
After picking up Bedel Morin gave a great 
exhibition with his new charge and they 
gained lap after lap on everyone, but the 
ground lost during the accident was too 
much for Bedell and he had to be con- 
tented with fourth place. 

Jimmy Hunter, the announcer calls him 
"Peerless Jimmy," paced Cameron in a 
faultless style, taking the New Yorker 
along at a steady gait, and neither Cameron 
or his pacemaker had an accident, Percy 
Lawrence, who had plenty of trouble, fin- 
ished second, lyi miles back. Carman ran 
third, Bedell fourth and Madonna fifth. 
The time was 1 hour, 19 minutes and 31^ 

Frank Corry was shaken up badly, but 
after getting fixed up was able to go to 
Newark on the midnight train. 

William Vandeberry and "Bill" Arm- 
strong defied the speed laws and the mos- 
quitoes in their two races on motorcycles, 
and put up good exhibitions. "Van" won 
both the three-mile and the five-mile. The 
times of both events were 2:15 and 3:565i, 


National Cycling Asaociation Hccta and 

Upholds the Newark Referee 

NEW YORK, N. Y., Aug. I.— Frank 
Kramer's appeal against a fine of $10 
for "not trying" in a championship race 
was threshed out on Monday night at a 
meeting of the National Cycling Associa- 
tion. The meeting, which proved to be a 
rather stormy one— perhaps caused by the 
heat— did not end until the wee small hours 
of the morning. 

Kramer stated that he was savmg himself 
for another race and therefore did not exert 
himself when Goullet led him into the 
stretch. The powers that be sustained the 
referee, and Kramer will have to separate 
himself from ten iron men. Fred Hill and 
Willie Coburn, who were suspended indefi- 
nitely at a meet about two weeks ago, were 

Fred Hill and Peter Drobach, who 
were fined for teaming, received a favor- 
able verdict, and the $10 each can go into 
the family larders. 


Uft to Rifhl— WUSmi M. Taylor, Danni* CTShe* aad I 
Cluuppian for 1916.17, O'Shea and Taylor I 

There will be a big time at the Point 
Breeze track, Philadelphia, August 18. On 
that day the Quaker City Cycling Associa- 
tion will run a monster meet- 
George Bieregel, manager of the Uuione 
Sportiva Italiana's racing team, has re- 
turned from his vacation. George went to 
S warts wood, N. J., for a rest Rest? 
Don't know how much rest he got, but he 
looks good. 

The Belgians who are running the tnck 
in Detroit plan to stage a 24-hoar race 
shortly. They are negotiating for riders 
around Newark way. 

The Old Master, Frank Kramer, can still 
show the way home to many a youngster. 
Kramer seems to improve with age. 

Harry Horan, the Newark e 
joined the aviation corps. Harry will be 
"somewhere in Texas" shortly to do hii 

The call of the wild hit Worth Mitlen, 
the retired Davenport, la., cyclist, so "Mitf 
hit the trail for the East and will be widi 
the boys over in Newark for some time. 

Frank Mthlon, part owner of the Newul 
Velodrome, who is now a farmer down 
near Bebnar, N. J., paged the cows early 
on Sunday and went to the racej it his 
Newark track. Frank saw his first races 
in almost a year and enjoyed them. 

Off again, on again, gone gain, Finigan. 
might well be applied to the 100-mile race 
scheduled by the Empire City Wheelmen, 
Brooklyn. They have postponed the rta 
twice and will try and run it agab oa 

New Jersey has always had the name of 
being the habitat of the mosquitoes. It 
might have produced some of die pests ta 
the past, but the Point Breeie track in 
Philadelphia has New Jersey crying iot 
help when it comes to raising big ones. 
Mosquitoes? No! Humming birds. 

Emil March, better known as "Murphy* 
the old bicycle trainer, who formerly Hoed 
in Newark, moved to New York and then 
moved back and forth a few times, h» 
moved back to "somewhere along Broii' 
way" again. Eddie Lam son, who laborl 
with "Murph," says that Emil is one move 
ahead of the world's record. 

It is hard to make the dead ones inmnf 
the racing cyclists believe they are siill 
dead. The startling news has come ftoo 
Salt Lake City that Jack Prince, who i» 
to operate a new track there this moeA. 
wants to match Iver Lawson and Jaddc 
Oark. Both Oark and Lawson reseniM* 
Kewpies and the race, if Staged, might not ■ 
prove as startling as humorous. | 

August 2, 1917 


On To Adantic City! 




(Largttt HotoreyeU MmatfoeturerM la the World) 


Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

August 2, 1917 

I am tKe Bi 



<< DUSINESS is just as much 
■^ fun and as healthful as 
any occupation. 

"I have found the secret of it 

"It is exercise. 

"The healthful exercise that 
many girls get in housework, / 
get with my bicycle. 

"It takes no time from busi- 
ness or from my leisure hours — 
I simply ride back and forth to 
work! Incidentally I have 
other uses for my nickels. 

"Exercise for a girl, to be 
good, must be light and in the 
open air. 

"We can thank the New 
Departure Coaster Brake that 
bicycle riding is so easy and so 

Economy and health appeal to all. You 
sell an article which can give more of both 
than anything else one can buy. You 
know it. Let everybody know it too. How 
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August 2, 1917 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illusibated 



Kimnwr, Gonllet and HcNanura Qualify 
for Final of "Criterion" 

NEWARK. N. J.. July 28— Former 
American Champion Frank L. Kra- 
mer, Alfred Goullet, of Newark, and Reggie 
McNamara, the Australian, won the three 
semi-tinals of the rich "Criterion" race at 
the Velodrome, Wednesday night, July 25, 
and will battle in the Hnal, which will be 
run Sunday, weather permitting. The fitia! 
heat calls for a prize of $400 to the winner. 
Second man will receive $200 and third 
man $100. 

SptfacMT*! Dapartur* > Surpriaa 

Somewhat of a surprise was sprung in 
the first semi-final when Arthur Spencer, 
the new sprint champion, was shut out by 
Reggie McNamara. Frank Cavanagh. the 
Newark Irishman, was the third man in 
the final. Cavanagh jumped away to a 
big lead a third of a mile from home, and 
both McNamara and Spencer gave chase. 
McN'amara held oR Spencer as both were 
to'ing to pass Cavanagh, and McNamara 
had enough left to lead the Toronto boy 
home by a length. Kramer beat Francesco 
Vcrri, Italy, and William Spencer, the 
champion's brother, and Goullet led Bob 
Spears. Australia, and Jake Magin, New- 
ark, across the taps in their semi-finals. 

The trial heats of the "Omnium." a 
race that is in the nature of a consola- 
tion race for diose shut out ot the semi- 

finals of the "Criterion," were run, and 
.^nhur Spencer won one and his brother 
won anot.ier. The repechage was captured 
by Cavanagh. The winner of the "Om- 
nium" and the "Criterion" will meet in a 
match on Sunday. 

Glorjr for Gonllot 

More glory came to Goullet in the two- 
mile handicap later in the evening, when 
he won that race from scratch. Cham- 
pion Spencer had an opportunity lo regain 
some of his lost glory, and took good 
advantage of the chance in the three-mile 
invitation, which was limited to 14 of the 
best men at the track. Spencer beat Mc- 
Namara. Kramer and Goullet in that order. 

All of the pomp and ceremonies were not 
accorded to the professionals. Amateur 
Champion John L. Staehle, who had 
clinched the title a week previous, won 
the five-mile titular race, the last race in 
the series of six events. After Staehle 
had finished the race he was paraded 
around the track with a large bouquet 
and wrapped in the American flag, the 
Velodrome band leading the procession. 


REVERE. Mass., July 30.— Elmer Col- 
lins, of Lynn, and Elmer Duncan, of 
Everett, won the features at the Revere 
Beach track, Wednesday night, July 25. 

Collins, who has only recently turned to 
the paced game, won the 30-mile motor 
paced race from Percy Lawrence, San 
Francisco; Fred Herbert, Fall River, and 
Menus Bedell, Newark. Duncan accounted 
for the New England championship for the 

The Connolly brothers, Tom and Dennis, 
ran one-two in the half-mile handicap tor 
the professionals from long marks. Lloyd 
Thomas, the San Francisco cyclist, beat 
Tim Sullivan. New Haven, in a five-mile 
open, and Tom Grimm, the Newarker, an- 
nexed the five -mile open. 


Providence Italian, Teamed with Coiry, 
Wins Revere Beach Feature 

REVERE. Mass.. July 29.— Vincent Ma- 
donna, the Providence Italian, and 
Frank Corry, the Australian, won the 40- 
mile team race at the Revere Beach track 
last night The Corry- Madotma pair were 
pitted against George Wiley and Fred Her- 
bert, the Syracuse-Fall River team, and they 
won by nearly three laps. Madonna did 
most of the riding for the team. 

It took four heats to decide a match 
race between Alfred Grenda, the tall Aus^ 
tralian, and Lloyd Thomas, the San Fran- 
cisco rider, who has been showing the waj 
to all the pros, at the track. The first 
heat was a tie, the second went to Grenda, 
while Thomas won the third. Grenda 
came strong in the fourth and won handily. 


A GKmpM trf tiM "Wbita Houm 

a Schoftl MuntaiiMd Bahind tha Franck Linai in th* Ymt District for 
Teaching Maimad Soldiars ika Bicjcia Buildin( Art 

40 Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 


Many Star Amateurs of America Have Joined the Colon — ^The Speedy 
Riders Throughout the World Are Bearing Arms 

August 2, 1917 

Irrespective of class — whether 
they were champions or third and fourth 
class riders— they were in arms in a short 
time and many of them have given" up their 

lives for thei 

DURING the past few weeks word of the 
enlistment of many of the star ama- 
teur cyclists of the country into the United 
States Army has been received. They are 
responding to the call in a patriotic man- 
ner and will, no doubt, give good service 
to the country in its hour of need. From 
the Atlantic to the Pacific coasts racing cy- 
clists have joined the colors and more are 
due to answer the President's call. 

Coart Cycliita Ehliat £>rlr 
Earlier in the war between America and 
Germany several riders from the San Jose 
and San Francisco clubs in the Golden State 
joined the California National Guards, as 
well as the regular army and the navy. 
Willie Turville, the son of Charlie Turville, 
the old-time racing cyclist, and at present 
pacemaker, and himself an amateur cyclist 
of note, joined the navy as a surgeon imme- 
diately after he had graduated with highest 
honors from a Philadelphia college. Tur- 
ville was given the rank of lieutenant and 
b at the present lime located at an Atlantic 

Eddie Goodwin, one of the best indoor 
riders in New York State, is now in the 
aviation service. Two of the Empire City 
Wheelmen's stars, Ray Krusher and Alfred 
Bideau, have joined the engineers, and Roy 
Girard, the Olympic Club (San Francisco) 
rider, is now a United States marine. 
Tommy Fitzsimmons, East Orange, N. J., 

is a dispatch carrier. A number of New- 
ark amateurs will join the service and the 
ranks at the famous Velodrome will be de- 
pleted to a great extent. 

Kruscher and Bideau expect to leave for 
France shortly. Several other members of 
the Empire City Wheelmen are in the 
service, Lawrence Gaffney, Dennis O'Shea, 
Joseph Phislerer and Valentine Stein are 
in the 13th Coast Artillery, and George 
Laux is in the naval reserve. Several 
others of the same club may be listed 
among the dratted. When the big draw- 
ing was staged at Washington last week 
the only ones at the Newark Velodrome 
that had their numbers drawn were Charles 
Piercey and Ed Byron, the Australians, and 
Henry Werner and John Drehr, the lo- 

Faraisiuri AB«w«r Call 
When the world war started in August 
of 1914 racing cyclists of every country in- 
volved in the titanic struggle responded to 
Ihc call of mobilization, or volunteered. In 
France, Italy, Russia. Germany, Austria and 
Serbia a compulsory military service law 
was in effect. In England, Canada, Aus- 
tralia and other parts of the British Empire 
the volunteer form of raising an army was 
resorted to. 

In Europe the best of the racing cyclists, 
both amateur and professional, has re- 
sponded to the call of their respective gov- 

Friol Dial Cmrrjing DiapatebBS 

Emil Friol, a FrencK and world's cham- 
pion, was killed while carrying dispatches 
on a motorcycle in France ; Leon Hourlier, 
a famous French sprinter, and his brother- 
in-law, Leon Comes, also a classy sprinter, 
were killed in an aeroplane accident, and 
Emil Engel, an all-around rider of France, 
was among the casualties of the lirst week 
of the war. Francois Faber, the French 
road champion ; Bruno Demke, a German 
paced rider ; Maurice Quaissard, French 
sprinter, and many others, have all fallen 
on the field of honor. 

Canadian cyclists, who have enlisted, 
have also been numbered among the casual- 
ties. Cesare Moretti, the big Italian sprint- 
er, who has raced in America, is now a 
prisoner of the Austrians. Racing cyclists 
are filling the ranks in every capacity in all 
of the armies and a number of them have 
been decorated for distinguished service. 
The cyclists can be relied upon to do their 
part in the war to make the world safe for 


Newark, N. J., Aug. 1.— Harry Horan, 
the speedy local amateur, has set a good 
example for the other riders at the Velo- 
drome. Horan enlisted in t' 
corps and has left for "somewher 
Texas," where he will do his training 


Pric* 1175.00 






August 2, 1917 


Every Remy-Equipped Harley 
Sells Another 

In your work as a Harley - Davidson 
dealer you may have overlooked an im- 
portant factor. 

It is this: — A satisfied owner is a sales- 

And the greater his satisfaction, the better 
salesman he is. 

There is one way of giving the Harley- 
Davidson owner all the satisfaction any 
motorcycle owner can enjoy — and a 
great deal more than very many of them 

That is to sell him the Remy-equipped 

You know, and we know, that any man 
who buys a Harley-Davidson is going 
to be satisfied with his choice. 

The whole Harley-Davidson factory and 
field organization is working to that 

Because Harley-Davidson saw the oppor- 
tunity of welding its owners still more 
closely to itself, it chose Remy as light- 
ing and ignition equipment several 
years ago. 

It saw, in Remy, a means of winning the 

greater loyalty of Harley-Davidson 
owners through giving them greater 

It believed the owners would appreciate 
the better lighting, the better warning 
signal, the increased efficiency of the 

The fact that it has continued to equip 

with Remy year after year shows that 

it was right. 
Harley-Davidson chose Remy because it 

found that Remy had studied out the 

motorcycle problems. 

Events since have shown the vision and 
the benefit of adopting Remy equip- 

Sales were naturally few at first. But 
they have grown steadily. Every 
Remy-equipped machine has sold an- 
other, and that another, until now the 
greater proportion of Harley-David- 
sons sold carry Remy equipment. 

Try it in your own business. Concentrate 
on the Remy-equipped machine. 

Get a few on the road — if you haven't al- 
ready done so — and watch your sales 

Remy Electric Cmnpany 

Sales and EnsineeriBg Offices 

Detroit, Mich. 

F*etorui &nd Gaaaral OSaaa 

a set quick reinlu (ram adrc 



Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

August 2, 1917 


PitUburgher Has Sold 350 Machines TliiB 
Seuon and About 200 Sidecarg 

PITTSBURGH, Pa— S. C. Hamilton, 
5817 Penn Ave., E. E., has just de- 
livered eight new Harley-Davidsons to the 
local police department, making sixteen 
machines of that make in use by the squad. 
The eight machines, although stock, tested 
70 to 75 miles an hour right out of the 

Hamilton reports that he has sold 350 
Harley-Davidsons so far this season, and 
200 sidecars, with excellent prospects for 
continuing the pace. The war has had prac- 
tically no effect upon Hamilton's motorcy- 
cle sales. A branch of the Home Defense 
League has been formed with (ifty motor- 
cyclists and regular drills are held Tues- 
day and Friday nights. 

dressed ready for A race. The sign also 
calls attention to the fact that the Pcttee 
people are agents for the Fierce bicycle. 
The signs of the bicycle concern's sign- 
boards are painted in color and can be seen 
for some Httle distance. This is the big- 
gest advertising campaign that has been 
staged in Denver for some time back. 


Davton, Ohio.— W. J. Teubner, who sells 

the Dayton Motor Bicycle, in its home 
city, is doing his part in giving service to 
customers of the Western Union Telegraph 
Company. He has equipped the messenger 
boys with Daylon motor bicycles. 


Wadswoith, Ohio.— a. G. Durling, man- 
ager of the Durling Cycle Shop, has added 
the Dayton Motor Bicycle to his line. He 
has been very successful with selling motor- 
cycles and bicycles, but judging from his 
sales the first two days he will eclipse all 
records with the new line. 

Providence, R. I., July 21.— B. A. Swen 
son, the local Indian agent, entertained Mr. 
and Mrs. W. G. McCann. and Eugene Mad- 
den, of Springfield, this week. Mr. Mc- 
Cann is of the sales department, while 
Mr. Madden is of the engineers' depart- 
ment of the Hendee Manufacturing Co. 


LouisviLL£, Ky,— No cases of violation 
of the State Sunday closing law on the 
part of motorcycle, tire or accessor; deal- 
ers were charted on Sunday, July 21. On 
Wednesday, Rodney Schuler, of the Quick 
Tire Service Co., was fined $2 tn a magis- 
trate's court on a charge of keeping open 
on Sunday, and asked that the fine be set 
at $20 so that the case could be carried to 
a higher court. This was refused, and in 
the future the magistrates will keep the 
lines down to a point where they will cause 
a good deal of trouble, and at the sane 
time make it impossible to get the case be- 
fore the higher courts and fight it on the 
constitutionality of the old blue laws. The 
leading tire dealers are behind the move- 
ment, and are planning to make it prac- 
tically impossible to operate profitably on 


Denver, Colo,, July. 27. — The Pettee 
Cycle Company, 423 Sixteenth street, this 
city, has just erected in different parts of 
Denver some very atractive signboards 
which are attracting a great deal of atten- 
tion. Tn the center of the signs is a large 
picture of Frank Kramer on a bicycle 


Philadelphia, Pa., July 28.— Alexander 
Klein, H a rley- Davidson distributor for the 
Quaker City, has sold three commercial out- 
fits in one day. One went to the Autocar 
Company, maker of a delivery automobile, 
another to Maddock & Co., a department 
store, and the third to the Royal Electrotype 
Co. All were of the three-Speed type, and 
two were twins electrically equipped, the 
other being a single. 


Tacoma, Wash.— Ray Day, our Indian 
distributor tn Tacoma is proudly present- 
ing for view the line silver cup which be 
was awarded in the big interfratemal par- 
ade on the showing made by his decorated 
electrically equipped Indian and side car. 
Indian machines attached to the 7th regi- 
ment of engineers at American Lake are 
doing their "bit" 


San Jose, Cal.— G. H. Hunt of San Jose, 
and the oldest motorcycle and bicycle 
dealer in that city, has taken over the 
agency of the Excelsior. Mr. Hunt ex- 
pects the light weight Excelsior to be a 





have reached tiie pinnacle of achievement In their respective lines. 
Riders and dealers have come to look upon Standard Pedals and Dia- 
mond E Spokes and 
— Nipples as essential to 

the success of their 
pleasure or business. 

Write for our literature t 
and dealers' proposition 

The Standard 




1 BlCTO.! iLLUtraATB 

August 2, 1917 


Model M 

Don't Be Selfish 

Of coiu-M, YOU cut >Mb out alt of tli* bMulifiil pbcM b» 
tha cool, sraon country, t>ut Un't it tlia hoiglit of Mlfitb- 
noM to fo alona and danj aomaon* aUa tha plauura yon 

Doubia yotir on anjayinaDt and ahar* it witb bar witb 
tbo aid of a 

Rogers Side by Side Car 

Na mattar wb&l ihm laaJn or modal irf roar uotoFcycla tharo b a 

Rocan Msdri M, Uia Ugh mafh at ildocar qnalltr mad* ta At U. 

So* tha doalar ar writa lodw tor catabf •UUnt tha maka and 

uodd af r 


Irvine Back <Sorvlu Statlaa), «-n E. Illat Straat, N. Y. 


The day of freak dcBigns and unsubstsntiated 
claimB for motorcycles is past 

The buying public demands truth in statements 
and good practical service in whatever they pay 
their money for. That's why the sales of the Read- 
ing Standard Motorcycle are larf;er this season than 
ever before. We are offering this year the same re- 
liable machine that we have been offering for 
years with the necenary refinements added to set 
the pace in motorcycle design. 

Dealers, if you have been saddled with an agency 
that has been an unending source of trouble to you 
now is the time to throw it overboard and learn 
more about the possibilities offered you by the 
Reading Standard. Remember that tiie Reading 
Standard is built and tested in the mountains. Every 
machine is put to a more severe test than the aver- 
age rider will ever subject it to before it leaves our 

Write today and get our dealers' proposition. 
Send for our ilbutrated catalog. 

Reading Standard Company 

501 Water St RaadinK, Pa. 

No motorcycle is complete unless equipped for electric lighting, and — 
No motorcycle electric lighting system is reliable unless backed up 
with a dependable battery. 

"Extbc" batteries have proved their ability in this service and are 
used by the Harley- Davidson, Reading Standard and Henderson Com- 
panies as standard equipment on their 1917 models. 


1888— PHILADELPHIA, PA.— 1917 

Yon get quick ti 

a MoioiCYcii ARp Bicia.1 Illdsiiatid. 


Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

August 2, 1917 


Every Rider Is Puzzled from Time to Time by Little Me- 
chanical Problems. When You Strike One, Tell Our 
Technical Editor About It and Get His Advice 


I FIND that on my 1914 Indian carburetor 
the motor will not run on spark. The 
pilot jet seems stopped up but I do not 
know how to get at it to clean it. WTicn 
the throttle is closed the motor stops. 
Dlalton, Ga. Ben Teaslct. 


I FIND that the valves in two inner tubes 
in my rear wheel tire have pulled out 
while going at considerable speed. Please 
tell me what to do to overcome this. 
New York. Alfred Banta, Jr. 

ered the fastest machine. On this machine 
Parkhurst covered 1,452^ miles in 24 hours. 
An article on this performance will be 
found elsewhere in this magazine. 

The trouble may be due to running with 
the tire uhderinflated, allowing it to creep 
on the rim, or to the casing not fitting close 
enough in the clinches of the tire. If the 
first is the cause, it can be cured by keep- 
ing the tires up to the proper pressure at 
all times. For the second, communicate 
with the tire company. 


PLEASE tell me what is meant by trans- 
mission and what by gearset. It, ap- 
pears that the former is referred to by 
the agent in this city when speaking of the 
three-speed gear. 
Brooklyn, N* Y. Joseph Cutbush. 

Underneath the pilot jet tube on your 
carburetor you will see a hexagon-headed 
plug. Unscrew this plug. This will ex- 
pose the lower end of the jet; this end is 
slotted for a screwdriver. Insert a nar- 
row-blade screwdriver and gently unscrew 
the jet. Take a straw or very fine wire 
and run it from the top of the jet toward 
the lower part or base, in order to clear 
the jet opening. If you use a wire it must 
be finer than the jet opening, otherwise 
you will damage the opening. The work 
is easy, but great force must not be used- 


PLEASE tell me the name of the fastest 
motorcycle in the United States at 
the present time, also its speed. 

Baltimore, Md. A. I. Abell. 

At the present time, the Harley-David- 
son ridden at Sheepshead Bay, N. Y., by 
Leslie Parkhurst, July 19, may be consid- 

The transmission is the means used to 
transmit the power of the motor to the 
rear wheel. This includes the front and 
rear drive chain, the sprockets, clutch and 
gearset or three-speed gear. The term 
"gearset" is used to denote the change- 
speed gear, whether it has three, two or 
one change of gear in it. The use oi 
"transmission" by the agent is incorrect in 
referring to the three-speed gear. Auto- 
mobile Writers use the term in that sense, 
having followed the lead of bungling trans- 
lators from the French in the early days 
of the automobile industry in this country. 


WHEN my motor is running above 18 
miles per hour, there is a curious 
noise in the crankcase. At higher speeds 
there is a slight rumble in the carburetor. 
The mixture seems to be all right and the 
valves and ignition correctly timed. The 
motor is a 1914 single cylinder. 
New Haven Conn. Yale Rider. 

All indications point to the inlet valve 
opening too soon, which is caused by the 
wear or slip of the cam. Look to this at 
once and do not hesitate to get a new cam 
and camshaft if needed. 



The running of your engine — its 
steadiness — its power — its reliabil- 
ity — :all may be impaired by the 
besurings in the magneto. There is 
a way to be sure — see that your 
magnetos are "HSBlSifl" equipped. 


I7PO mto^iDVMy NBW yomK 


Mention Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustia 





Duckworth Chain & Mfg. Co. 

Springfield, Mass. 


ED — It helps you, the advertiser and us. 

August 2, 1917 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

Worth More 

Docs More 


Jmit uk for it on yoor next motor W""^^ 
ErieiMHi Manufacturing: Co. 

Ill* MiUtBrTftoHl Baffalo, N. Y. 

carrian, tha prlc* 

R«Uil Price 




Federal Mazda Bnlbs 

For Motorcycle Headli^ts and 


For Bicycle Battery Outfits 

Con bm obtionmd from any 
F»dmral Agmnt or from 

Federal Minialnre Lamp Division 

NatioB>l Luap Works of Ganaral Elactrie Co. 

S09 So. JefF«raon St. Chicagik, IlL 



Before you apply for a Patent write for 
this new booklet An invention worth 
making is worth protecting. Patents pro- 
cured in all countries. Full information 
on request 


N. W. Cor. loth ud F Sb., Wukiniton, D. C 


Thm WariJ't MomI F-iih« Slaycb and Matonycfe Lmmf 


(or nour iWund^ 

Mada of bast Qvali^ fanu — Caanot nut 

Rivotod and Qincbad 


Wrtia IbAv for CMwIrfa ^aerlpMiHi 



The New Musselman 

Positive Drive Coaster 


The only positive drive brake in the world. 
Possessing such qualities as smallness, strength, 
frictionless and no springs or small complicating ■ 

Tbe Miami Cycle & MIg. Co. 

UK-IKI Cru4 «K., IllUleloini, OUt. !!.$.«. 


8«t ud XmU It Hu- 
U^-DnTldun, XxMlilar. 
Tim. rap>, Markil ud 

i* itnawlf Buida, fntMilT 
bruad and liai a caBTaDi- 
ant bud-hald. Tha mtUm 
ia will pa.dd*d and aawarad 
*ith laathar. Tha iprinra 
ara af Uia n«w nupanalan 
^pa. (IdBc tl* mail mn IB 
at aaaa la rldlBC- 

Tha Scata an af ttaa 
faldinc tn*. 

OaaipUta with laalnstlaBa 
far BttaahiBC. (T.M. 

Writa rw laadat rlTina 
ftOl dataila. 


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Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

August 2, 1917 

yiaMCTWi aM i iiuuui Uiii:iin:iiii!i!;::(iii:imjiiiiiiinnuiiii.iH«iui3iii;iiirtiii!» 

I Special Service Department 

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Hiders and dealers can secure all EX- 
CELSIOR parts from our Service De- 
partment. No order too small. Prompt- 
ness and Satisfaction Guaranteed. 


Bridgeport Conn. 




md Murts in stock for all ni«chfaie« 
peclu attontkm to dealers. 


71 East 13Ut St. 

Phono Harlem 7tS3 

Motorcycle Tires 

Parts and Supplies 





56 Warren Street New York 


Complete Stock of Harley-Davidson PartSi 

Accessories and Supplies 

Expert Mechanics wkh Factory Experiencet, 


533 W. 110th St^ New York 

Branch 166th St., oor. of Webster Ats., Bronx, H. T. 


In parts for all machines, 
models — try us when no one else 
Complete stock of Thor — ^Merki ' 
~F-N~Pioneer— Royal and others. 

Tlio Summit Cycle A, Auto Supply Co. 

Boulevard and Newark Ave., Lincoln Hichway* 
Jersey City» N. J. 

NOTE: Only 2t minutes from Broadway, N. Y. 




National Dealers' Directory 





20f West lUth Street, New York 
Phone 33S2 Moradncside 



All Repairs Guaranteed 
959 Brook Ave., TeL Melrose 97S2 

Oliver ^erokhemer. Prop. Y. C. Peleuare, Mgr. 


Greater N. Y. Distributer 


Brooklyn Acent Cleveland Ligh t weig h t 

Write for catalog and cmr easy payment pian 

im Bedford Ave., BrooUsm 




Repairinf Storinf 

2K9 JEROME AVE.. Comer Bumside Ave. 

AMOS SHIRLEY, 935 Eighth Ave. 


Columbia, Hartford and Fay JuvenUe Bicycles 

Parts for the Indian, Excelsior and Pope 

Repairs and Accessories 

WIKOES BROTHERS, 1816 Bushwick Avmum, 

Brooklyn, K. Y., Brooklyn and Long Island dis- 
tributors for the Dayton; also Indian sgeney. 
Expert repairinir on all makes of motoroyoles. 
Complete line of supplies. Prompt and satisfao* 
toiy service a featnre of this establishment. 




All MalcM of BlcjrcU,— Expert Repairlnc 
M2 WMt nth St. Pheoa 3tM CheUM 


Storing. Repairing and Supplies 

79th St. and Second Ave. Tel. 1988 Lenox. 

Oarsge. 448 East 88d St. 

Branoh, 128 Bridre Plasa, L. I. City. 

Tel. 8608 Astoria. 

Xotorcycle Repairing and Winter Overhaoliflf. 

Complete repairs on any make. 
Woric ^aranteed. 1916 Indians always is 
sto<A; any make taken in trade. All nuikes of 
second-hands on sale. 
B. A. Swenson, 522 Broad St., Providence, R. L 



Hirlejr Di? idsoi Motorcycles and Bicycles 

New York 

688 West 110th St. 

Bronx Braaoh 
Webster Ave. at 166th St. 



I N D I A ^d 

Harlem Motorcycle Garage. Roffors Sidecars 

in Stock to Fit All Make Machines. 
1881 PARK AVE. TeL Hariem 2387 

• • 

• • 

Brooklyn Distributor 


1157 Bedford Ave. 584 Jamaka Ave. 

TeL Decatur 1784 TeL Cypress 4748 

Brooklyn, N. Y. 



All nuJces of Bicycles— expert rspnirinc 



Phono 488J Flush. 


Territory— Long Island City to Port Waskinfftos 

on North Shore. Demonstration gladly gives. 

Fall Stock of SnppUes— TTsed Xaohines. 


F. A. X. Shop OoUege Peiat 


2984 Boaleyardy Cor. Newark Aye. 

Jersey City, N«fw Jersey — Phone Conii. 

VOTE: Only 80 minutes from Broadway, V. T. 



Indicm Motocycles 

1888-1862 Bedford Avenue 
Phono Bedford 5287 Brooklyn, N. Y. 


18 Nordi Washington Street, Jamaica* L. L 

Herley-DaykUon Distributori lor Long 

Island, Excliuhre of Brooldya 



Eastern DUtrlbutors MAIN OFFICE Eastern Distributors 


CYCLE DEPT.: 1065 Bedford Avenae, Brooklyn SERVICE STATION: 204 Clifton Place, Brooklyn. 


The advertiser wants to know — Therefore mention Motorcycle a.vd Bicycle Illustrated. 

August 2, 1917 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 


THRMi oaitn A 
woKD: mmum 

Classified Advertisements 

uosi THAM oma 


WORD m inra 

tOR SALE: Uicd motorercle p^rti pxid i 
ew, for all mtkei of machiDei. Then pari 

t ii how ill our pirt* ai 
•btained. Wc have nurlr all the old orrha 

«re not taken off 
Our buaiaeaa [> • 
feet condition; thi 

BotorcTCle*, maBDctDi. carburcton, lidecari, de- 

luippcd, luarantced bi 
Ricd. Nickcrun & Schi 
Ave.. Brooldyn, N. Y. 

FOR SALE^A red CrEoet real 
J. M.'DoMman. Valatie. N. Y. 


BICYCLE RIDERS— Make monej. Repair jmr 
ova tirea. Alu rour ndshbon.' Eliminate pnnc- 
lurt trouble!. For |1.00 *e will aend yoD enonii 
■PUNCTURE CURE" to repair 3J Bike tire* 
Fix than for t-04 each. Boja arc makins from 
12.00 lo 16.00 a daj. SUit a sood boilncM lor 
only (1.00, PoachkeciMle' Paint Co., IM Chorck 
St., Poughkeepale, N. Y. 

FOR SALE— A &rat-cUM motorercle and bt- 
erde buaincM, A (ix xeari' eitibliihed buiineaa. 
Can prove to be « payins bmineia. Have 

For pirticBlara write P. F., < 

e Holercfcle and 

Bicycle Illusttaled. 

FOR SALF^At bargain, one Rt 


motoTCycle, 1916 model, run abou 

J,400 mil«. 

equipped »ith Prislo-hle and lank 

■speed; price 

SIfiS. H. E. Fawkes. BelLaire. Ohta 

R. R. No. 3. 

FOR SALE— 1914 Ind 

e C. O. D. L. E. Fo» 

3-speed eieci 
wo months old. a 
G. K. Moore, 257 

FOR SALE— 1915 Harl. 

, P. O. Box 52, Genev 

ped with liihti, e 

res practically ne 
only. Ji.m 




cycle repiir man, familiar wilb Remy Genera- 
tori and Elide Slorace Batteriea. Muat be able 
lo handle meu aud to ayltematiie ihop. Only 
men of executive ability who can lel reaulta 
need apply. Give 

oodward i 

W. E. Wander 




a youni (eltowi 



enced in the Bicy 


Motorcycle Ac 


. Gly Supply 


Warren St., New 




Hying Mcrkel, in good 
lowest price and full 
2070 Belmont Ave.. 



Aiw SO siutdyotooit' 
airuoOon thai h Is 
almost In^tosslblo 
for them to gal out 
oi ordar or braakm 
Whoa aaxt ontarlag 
try Bantoas aati be 


VerKenoes, Vl. 

Side Car Equipment 



Per Pair $1.00 



Price $2.75 

At Your Dealers. 


375 Vi<nj., N. T. 


GREAT" fl 

No rider should do without a 




It's a wonderful support for 
uine leather — spring 
back-adjustable as to ^ 
height — has a good ^ 
clamp for each ^ 
make of saddle— 
and costs only 

the back. Gen- 1 1 

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Mention Motorcvcl-E a 

I iLLUilMTID — It helps J 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated August 2, 1917 



A Bargain Book 
From Warren Street ! 

All of our regular dealers know what a Baka'» 

Murray &. Imbrie Bargain Book meauu! But we 

want NEW PEOPLE to become acquainted with 

our great resources w^iich pennit us to undep* 

quote on QUALITY GOODS. 

We have one of the largest fiUtributcH-*s stodcs 

in the United States. We have to keep this 

itock CLEAN. Therefore, wdien vre start a 

clearance, prices aren't spared. We don't 

go aftor profits so much as a ileured 

result — Uiat is, keeping our goods 


215 item* in this latest Bargain 

Book of ours! They point the 

way to a husky micl-season business. 

They suggest ways and means of 

turning over some unexpected 

Wouldn't this book be a valuable 
thing to have on your desk? A 
postcard brings it by return maiL 

10-15-17 Warren Street 
New Ycwk 


New York Sportins Goods Co. 
David T. Abercrombie Co. 

F. A. Baker & Co. 
Abbey & Imbrie 


W. T. Skinner, a professicmal 
photographer of New York 
City, says there is no better hot 
weather comf <Ml-fonnula than a 
leisurely jaunt over picturesque 
back country roads cm his 


Every Excelsior Rider 
Knows This 

EVERY EXCELSIOR RIDER KNOWS that behind the perfectly controlled, widely 
flexible, giant power of the EXCELSIOR is master workmanship with the best raw materials 


improvement in motorcycle design and construction 

EVERY EXCELSIOR RIDER KNOWS that new devices making for Efficiency, 
Economy, Comfort and Long Life are constantly being sought out from every part of the 
country and being applied to the EXCELSIOR in an honest endeaver to keep it the best 
machine on the market and the "Motorcycle that always Makes Good" 

EVERY EXCELSIOR RIDER KNOWS that such trips into the wild as that which 
Mr. Skinner makes are enjoyed, and that they give New Life and Re-creation because they 
are made on the Good Old X, The Master Motorcycle. 

Come on and straddle an X with the rest of the fellows; find out what real joy ts. 

See the dealer today or write for catalog. 

Excelsior Motor Mfg. ® Supply Company 

3703 Cortland Street Chicago. 

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August 9, 1917. 

August 9, 1917. 

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Treaded for Untroubled Miles 

THERE is, of course, more than one reason that 
leads every motorcycle manufacturer to specify 
the Goodyear Blue Streak Tire as standard 
original equipment. 

Undoubtedly the 4-ply carcass, each ply extra heavy 
and skim-coated on one side to prevent fabric separation, 
has a powerful influence in securing this unanimous vote. 

Undoubtedly much credit is due the extra wide 
breaker strip. 

It insures a firmer union between tread and carcass, 
preventing tread separation, thus adding greatly to the 
tire's durability. 

But the visibly outstanding 
reason for the popularity of this 
tire is probably neither carcass 
nor breaker strip. 

Between the twin Blue Streaks 
of the sides is the black tread — the 
thickest tread on any motorcycle tire. 

The deep, sharp-edged dia- 
mond-grips of the All-Weather 
tread seize on the skiddiest going 
and make it certain and safe. 

Resilient, tough and strong, it 
armors the tire against the at- 
tacks of the road. 

It assures riders untroubled 
miles, and surprisingly many of 

Combined with the 4-ply car- 
cass and the wide breaker strip. 

it has made the Goodyear Blue 
Streak standard everywhere. 

The endorsement of them by 
motorcycle manufacturers is only 
one factor in the popular ap- 

Amateur riders and profes- 
sionals both, trouble-shunning 
delivery riders and thrifty mer- 
chants, all know their merit. 

Dealers everywhere know that 
in consequence these tires are 
good to sell. 

The tread wins favorable 
attention immediately and the 
performance of the tire makes 
satisfied customers certain. 

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. 

Akron, Ohio 


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Knowledge vs Fear 

Ever since war was declared the inot<»cycle 
business has been upset. 

There was no reason for it but fear. 

The machines were just as good as ever, and 
fofhe gallon ^^ n^ed was just as great. 

But nobody wanted to buy. 

Fear made every panic the wcwld ever knew. 

Fear lolls more biuiness than hard times. 

Fear that you can't sell Cleveland Light- 
weights has picked your pocket over and 
over again. 

Fear that the Cleveland Lightweight 
wouldn't stand up and repeat has kept you 
from proving that it will do both. 

The antidote for fear is knowledge. 

The Cleveland 



You |Ct qukk result! fro 

August 9, 1917. Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

U hfwei t 

Here Are the Facts 

There are more than twenty-five million men of motor* 
cycle age in thi* country. 

Lew than three per cent of them are conscripted on 
the first draft. There's plenty of time before the next 

There can be many more drafts before the last motor- 
cycle rider will go to war. 75 Miles to tiie 

In the meantime get busy. 

The fellow who thinks straight, fires fear and faces 
facts always gets the dough. 

If you have lost any time since war was declared, wind 
up your watch now and go to it. 

The Cleveland Lightweight has been mi the market 
turo years. 

The first year was a good one — six hundred in one 
city alone. 

The first six months of the second year were better than 
the entire first year. 

The facts on which the Cleveland Lightweight is built 
are fundamental — good for us, good for you, good fcM* 
•II time. 

We want some dealers who are selfish — who want 
money^who like to work, and who expect to arrive. 

If you are not afraid, get in touch with us at once. 

lotorcycle Mfg. Co. 

[J. S. A. 

Hentloii IfoToicTCLi Aim Bicrcti iLtuiTwnB— It hctm you, the «dTert!jer md ui. 


Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated August 9, 1917. 

333 Road [ilej 

for Thre^ 

A ride of 500 rough cross-country 
miles in a single day would in itself be 
an achievement to be proud of. 

But in setting the new Three-Flag re- 
cord, Roy Artley and his four-cylinder 
Henderson did this not merely once, 
but three days in succession. 

1667 miles, from Canada to Mexico, in 
total elapsed time (including stops for 
gasoline, oil, meals and sleep) of 12 
hours, 25 minutes. 

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Roads that tested rider 
nd machine to the utter- 
nost, with narrow, wind- 
ng trails up the long, steep 
noun tain grades, sharp 
urns, and unbridged 
tr earns to ford. 

A course to show the 
tuff that man and machine 
vere made of. 

Think of the endurance 
)f four-cylinder power that 

makes a machine succeed 
in such a merciless test of 
continued hard riding. 

Think of the smoothness 
and steadiness that made it 
possible for the rider to go 
the whole route with only 
one brief stop for sleep, and 
to finish fresh and free from 
fatigue after an uninter- 
rupted stretch of 34i hours, 
continuous riding. 

Henderson records are 
made under conditions such 
as are met in hard practical 
service, and are made with 
the same kind of machines 
that are sold by Henderson 

Henderson Motorcycle Co. 


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For progressive dealers thei e is no better line of bicycles than 
the Emblem line. They possess the accuracy of a well made 
watch and the sturdiness of an ocean liner. 

Emblem Bicycles hold more mileage records than any bicycle 
made in America. They are made in America by American 
workmen for American people. Their sterling qualities are 
proven by the great number of long distance records made on 


is the best motorcycle value in the world for the money. 

Though weighing but 200 pounds it is just as strong as the 
larger machines weighing 350 pounds. 

In ratio to its weight the Little Giant's 5 h. p. motor will gen- 
erate more power than any other motor in existence. It will make 
45 to 50 miles per hour speed which is all that many of the higher 
priced machines will do. 

Get our handaome cata- It your dealmr cunnot giv* 

logueM of bicyctot and you in/ormation, writm um dt- 

motorcyclma. rect for Ulerature, 

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Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated Augiist 9. I9i;. 

hampio n 

Spark Plugs 

Biggest Success 

Superior quality makes 
lampion Spark Plugs the 
vorite everywhere. 

They stand up under the 
rs of countless explo- 
>ns and do not miss, 
=ick or weaken. 


Prica <1.0O PriM (1.00 

"Thor" HotorcTclc* are equipped with Chaminon Mies, metric ptngi. 

"Cleveland LifbtweiKfat" are equipped with Cluunpion Mica, metric plugs. 

"Dajrton" are equippe<' with ChampioB H. D., metric plugs. 

"Barley- Davidson" arc equipped with Champion H. D.. Vi-lS plugs. 

"Plyiag Merkel" are equipped with Champion H. D.. metric plugs. 

"Schickel" are equifiped with Chamjtion H. D., H-18 plug*. 

"Smith Motor Wheels" are equipped with Champion H. D., metric plugs. 

Champion Spcurk Plug Company 

1718 Upton Avenue Toledo, Ohio 

August 9, 1917. 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

ON lEL ;t 

The home-stretch of the 1917 sales season 
finds Indian dealers with an unusually large 
number of late Summer orders. 

Hiese, together with the record-breaking 
sales of the early Spring and Summer months, is 
a fitting climax to an exceedingly prosperous 
Indian year — a marked tribute to the proven 
Indian Superiority ! 

Now for the final dash! Everybody on their 
toes for the whirlwind finish — and the hanging 
up of a new Indian sales record! 


(Largetl Molorcych Uanufaeturert in tA« World) 


Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated August 9, 1917. 

Write us for the name of the nearest -£x(Oc" distributor. He will give you 
full details and supply your needs. 

Address our sales office nearest you 



Naw York Boiton Chicaf o Wuhiuctan D«iiTn- 

San Francuco St. Looii ClaraUnd AtUnI* Pittoburvb 

Mllin«i>pnKi Kauaai Citf Detroit Rochaster ToroDto 

Ucntion MoTomcTCLi akd Bicycli Illuskated— It hrlps yau, the advetiLsti and uj. 

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A Story 
Based on 

O pportunity 
Well Used 

With but $500 between them, two young men in 
Pennsylvania started in the motorcycle business a 
little more than six years ago. They had ability 
I and energy, and the foresight to take on the 

Harley-Davidson line. 

Close application to business conducted along con-- 
servative lines, careful buying and an enviable 
credit rating earned as the result of discounting 
bills regularly have put these same boys in a posi-- 
tion where they control most of the motorcycle, 
bicycle, sidecar, sidevan and service business in 
their territory. 

Their financial statement at the end of their sixth 
year showed their business worth $14,500, without 
debts or borrowed money. From $500 to $14,500 
is SOME record. But you have the same op-- 
portunity. Take it before it's too late. 

We will be glad to tell you the name of this firm 
if you ask us. 

Harley^Davidson Motor Company 

Milwaukee, Wis. 

Manufkcturers of high-grade motorcycles for more than 

fifteen years. 

Mention of MoTomcTCLi and Bictcls Illustsatbd it alwayt appreciated by advertisers. 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated August 9, 1917. 

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"The Indeslnicllble Plug" 

Sectional View Mosler VESUVIUS 
Motorcycle Plug 

Showing exceptional size of air chamber 

The only way to eliminate spaHc plug carbonization, the bugbear of all 
motorcyclieta, ie to get a plug with a large, deep air chamber. 
The air chamber eliminates carbon because it provides an air cushion 
around the electrodes which stops anything but air and burned gaaes — al- 
ways free of carbon — from getting in contact with the shell or electrodes, 
so that carbon or soot cannot accumulate and "short" the 
plug. The Mosler Vesuvius Mica has the largest air cham- 
ber of any plug on the market today — look at the sectional 
view above — aee for yourself. 

Here's a Plug with a Punch! 

Built to deliver the right kind of a sparic every time. Our 
sales and advertiaing policy — our dealer helps — are on a 
par with the plug itself — up to the miante in efficieacy. 
Dealers — get in touch with as. 

Guaranteed to outlast the Motor 

Price $1.00 each 

A. R. Mosler & Co., New York, U. S. A. 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

August 9, 1917. 

l^ROM Convention to Conven- 
*■ tion, through lean years and 
fat, righ t from the time that the great 
American two-wheeler first made 
its bow to the public, the manufac- 
ture of Columbia Bicycles has gone 
steadily on. 

To the veterans of the trade, the 
Columbia is an institution — always 
in the lead for substantial progress 
— guided by conservatism and high 
purpose — backed by solid depen- 
dability and honesty. 

So the Columbia nameplate is ac- 
cepted as the pledge of excellent 

quality and of real worth— not only 
to the man in the street, but to the 
man on the inside; the man who is 
in a position to bnou'. 

Today, bicycle dealers follow the 
admonition to "hitch your wagon 
to a star" by very practically tying 
up their business with the Colum- 
bia nameplate. 

They realize that the investment of 
their money in Columbia bicycles 
is much akin to the purchase of 
gold bonds. 

And, from a hard, business point 
of view, they know that the 
Columbia nameplate brings them 
both profits and prestige . 

Westfield Manufacturing Company 



Makers of the Pope Motorcvcle 


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New York 

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450 fourth ilMw NmmYiwk 

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March 9. ISn 

AUGUST 9, 1917 

Broader Cycle Campaign 

Planned for Coming Year 

Recommendations of United Cycle Trade Directorate Emphasize Importance of 
Strengthening Dealer as Means of Direct Contact with Public; Provide for 
PubHcation of Monthly Dealers' Paper and Employment of Trade Mis- 
sionaries; Funds Needed Are Estimated at $60,000 

N view of the 
fact that the 
official recom- 
mendations of 
Ike United 
Cycle Trade 
Direc torate 
for the con- 
tinuance of its 
national up- 
building catn- 
P<ugn during 
the coming 
year rank in 
imp or tance 
above any 
other phase of 
^ the report 

nbmitted to the cycle industries at 
the Atlantic City convention, those re- 
commendations are here given pre- 
cedence. The report of the Directors, 
Treasurer^ report and formal review 
of the year's work will be found on 
succeeding pages. The suggestions 
for Ike conduct of the Directorate's 
plans, and for the broadening of their 
scope, in the ensuing year are given 
betote in full. 

IT is reasonable to assume that 
those who have been entrusted 
with thft conduct of th^ United 
Cycle Tr|ik Directorate work dur- 
ing its ^vt year and have given a 

g^reat deal of time and thought to 
it, with the experience so gained, 
should be in position to recommend 
plans for the future which could be, 
at letst, the basis for consideration 
and whatever changes their succes- 
sors might feel were necessary. 

Because it is felt that there is not 
complete familiarity by every one 
in the trade with the purpose of the 
work, it is presented here in argu- 
mentative form. 

It is appropriate 
to state what we 

feel is the funda- 

mental principle 
which should govern 

any work under- 
taken by the trade 

at large, i. e., to 

measure every ex- 
penditure by this 

rule — whether it 

will encourage and 

assist others to 

give more in 

effort or money 

to the welfare 

and progress of 

the industry; 

and in carrying 

it out to see 

that the e 

conditio n s 


require the others to bear the larger 
burden; to avoid taking interest in 
any work which involves a direct 
financial contribution to be dis- 
bursed by others. 

In the opinion of this Board, the 
most needful thing to put the cycle 
trade in a position where it will en- 
joy the largest volume this country 
can consume is to strengthen and 
build up the weak unit in the trade 

Will you bear with 
a few words of 
trade history with 
which all the old 
timers are thor- 
oughly familiar, but 
which is of'vital in- 
fluence in the forma- 
tion of our plan ? 
The early days of 
the industry attract- 
ed to it a peculiarly 
high type of 
men, and this 
w a s, t r u e of 
rider and deal- 
er alike ; in our 
rapid develop- 
m e n t and 
t h r o u g h 
9. our boom 
period' the 


Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

August 9, 1917. 

"Ifyouare interested in your busi- 
ness read every word of these 
reports'*— J. P. Fogarty 

retailing of bicycles reached possibilities and 
proportions which then attracted and de- 
veloped competent and high-grade dealers 
But this situation was destined for a radical 
change, owing to the unusual conditions 
which existed, the details of which yoii are' 
familiar with, and, being beside the point, 
are unnecessary to set out here. 

Slump Accompaniea Readjustment 

When our readjustment period set in and 
the slump developed, and, because of these 
conditions, continued for a very long period 
— approximately ten years — it resulted in the 
industry losing probably the vast majority 
of its most competent retailers; not all, of 
course, for we have held many dealers who 
are as capable merchants as can be found in 
most lines. It left- in the field, however, a 
larger proportion of our weaker members 
and, with the meager years which followed 
and the change of consumer conditions, a 
large part of our retail trade consisted of 
half-trained mechanics, with a desire not to 
work too hard for an easy living. Possessing 
a monkey-wrench and screw-driver, they 
opened a bicycle repair shop. Under such 
conditions the trade existed for some years. 
It was with this material that the growth of 
the past ten years was accomplished and on 
this rests our hope for the future. Now, we 
hold that the larger field of usefulness of the 
bicycle can chiefly and most easily and effec- 
tively be realized through the training and 
upbuilding of the dealers now interested in 
the trade. 

This period resulted in the development of 
a condition the correction of which we feel to 
be of great importance, especially to mami- 
facturers, but making also for more sound 
and stable conditions all through the ■ in- 
dustry, i. e., the almost complete dependence 
upon the jobber by the trade, both manu- 
facturer and dealer. 

Retail Field Demoralized 

This was a logical result of the unusual 
conditions the industry faced. It was hard 
to find a dealer whom a conservative credit 
man would trust with $100 overnight; and 
consequently the manufacturers' field was 
restricted to the jobber. Fortunately, we 
have escaped any great evils resulting, but 
ail interests — manufacturers, jobbers and 
dealers — will be better off with normal con- 
ditions prevailing, furnishing the proper 
checks upon one another. The present world 
conditions are a vivid illustration of the 
abuse of power; it breeds its own evils. 

Certainly the jobber and his customer will 
thrive best if their desires are fulfilled 
through service, and their ambitions 
balanced by justice. In no sense is this detri- 
mental to the interests of the jobber. He 
renders an economic service in the industry 

which permits him to fear less than any the 
future and its changes. Many manufactur- 
ers are wholly dependent upon him for dis- 
tribution, and the dealers always will find 
him the chief source of supply. But it is 
wholesome and wise that, where conditions 
warrant it or make it necessary, it should be 
possible to market through the dealer. 

In no sense can our plan he considered in 
the light of something we are doing for the 
sake of the dealer. It is being done for our 
own sake; it results from an enlightened self 
interest, which recognizes the intimate rela- 
tion existing between the prosperity and 
well-being of related branches of any trade. 
-It is- the opposite of that now thoroughly dis- 
carded business law — "Caveat Emptor." 
This is trite ; you recognize and act upon it 
in your own business and the argument is 
made that it is only through your own indi- 
vidual organizations that this work should 
be done. In this your Board strongly dis- 
agrees; while reahzing that this individual 
work should and will be continued, we hold 
that your men and organizations are handi- 
capped and ill-fitted to do it with the degree 
of efficiency with which the trade at large 
can do it. 

Suggest Federal Cycle Trade Board 

What we suggest is a Federal Cycle Trade 
Board. Consider it in contrast with the Na- 
tional Department of Agriculture ; we have 
our individual commercial concerns for all 
its various needs, local agricultural associa- 
tions as well as State and National, all inter- 
ested in and partaking of the work of the na- 
tional' departrhent, and yet how utterly im- 
possible would be the accomplishment of the 
great work of the national department 
through any possible effort of the separate 
interested parties. Your entire institution, 
and especially your sales department, is 
above everything else interested in the 
profitable sale of your goods. Of necessity, 
only incidentally can they give time and at- 
tention to the many phases of dealer im- 
provement work. And even when they do, 
it is only their own dealers who receive at- 

You will not deny the great value to yoo 
of having the other fellow's dealers strong, 
competent factors in the local trade. It's like 
depending upon parents to educate their own 
children. They are vitally interested, yes, 
but we would not go back to that method 
even though we felt safe about our own ; and 
we realize our own are the better for our 
present plan. It is the substitution of an 
organized, systematic body of experts, highly 
efficient specialists, doing what you all rec- 
ognize is of vital importance to your own 
business. This you now try to accomplish 
incidentally through men who are trained to 
sell your merchandise, instead of having it 
done chiefly by men who are especially 
trained for it and whose work it is to do noth- 
ing else. 

How much credit would one of your sales- 
men receive by showing how eflicicat he had 
made the dealers l»his territory? .He wouM 
be told emphatically that increasexa'a salary 

August 9, 1917. 

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and promotion came through increased sales. 

His chief interest in orders and our complete 
interest is the creation of a consumer con- 
tact structure — the efficient dealer — which 
will produce maximum orders under the best 
possible conditions; an aggressive, efficient, 
prosperous dealer. Your interest in this is 
vital whether you sell the anti-rust roofing 
paint that goes on the frame, or whether you 
sell your product to the dealer direct. 

Dealer Training 1« Ewential 

We appreciate that the consumer is our 
objective, but we feel that it is through our 
only point of consumer contact that our ef- 
fort for a larger business must be exerted. 
The dealer must be trained to sell his prod- 
uct. He can reach our prospects more effec- 
tively and at less cost than we can in any 
other way, and we believe he can be brought 
to do so. 

No plan of national publicity can possibly 
be as fruitful. There is little similarity be- 
tween our problem and that of other trades 
who are doing work along this line. Cement, 
lumber, citrus fruit, electricity, our entire 
population needs them. But the prospects 
for our products are strictly limited. If we 
are to be limited in the size of our funds to 
a modest amount, as we feel sure we must 
be, the waste in a plan of this kind would be 
enormous. It would help but little to sell 
the father and mother of a boy the idea of a 
bicycle ; but if you can teach the dealer to 
sell the idea to the boy, your sale is made. 
Not only that, but you have made him capa- 
ble of selling another, and so ad infinitum. 

This in no sense is a criticism of national 
advertising for your product. You carry this 
on for the need of impressing the consumer, 
but probably more for the sake of selling the 
dealer on your product. This you have got 
to do, but you do not have to sell the dealer 
his business, and we believe you positively 
cannot sell him that which he and his busi- 
ness needs through national advertising, ex- 
cept possibly at a cost far beyond that 
through our plan. 

DUadvantage* of National Advertising 

The national advertising plan has many 
disadvantages. You spend your fund in what 
seems to be the most effective way, and then 
you are through. It is our theory that for 
every dollar we spend we encourage the 
dealer to spend five, and in addition we pro- 
vide a central office and a corps of special- 
ists who can be used to guide your salesmen 
and inspire them with enthusiastic interest 
in their business. This starts in motion an 
energy and e£Eort, the value of which cannot 
be computed. Through our plan there is a 
personal dealer contact, bringing a con- 
certed co-operation from him which cannot 
possibly be secured through any national ad- 

We secure a newspaper co-operation of 
thousands of papers through the local dealer 
— impossible otherwise. Magazines and 
newspapers and many other mterests, as 
shown" by our report,' iHll respond to a call 
from rUt trade at large, which they cannot 

with propriety do to individual concerns. 
The cost of reaching your isolated prospects 
in a population of one hundred million, in- 
stead of teaching 20,000 dealers and getting 
them to reach those prospects, is, we feel, 
a proportion of at least 20 to I. 

Tlie national advertising idea is an effort 
to force upon him from outside an increased 
business which he is not equipped to make 
the most of, instead of working from the in- 
side of his store out. 

Marty Stokes tells of more than one 
friend wanting a bicycle and, knowing 
Stokes was interested in the industry, inquir- 
ing where he could get one. The idea was 
sold to the prospect but the dealer had not 
sold himself. What a beautiful chance for 
the "slip twixt the cup and the lip"! No 
need for anyone to inquire where he can buy 
a Victrola. National advertising sold the 
idea, you say? Yes, and they see to it that 
they secure live, aggressive advertising 
dealers and, if it is contemplated approximat- 
ing the Victor advertising appropriation, we 
will gladly alter our stand. 

Should magazine advertising in any im- 
portant proportion be given consideration in 
any future work, we strongly recommend 
that at least three prominent advertising ex- 
perts be called in to advise as to the merit 
of our case. 

The Proposed Dealer Campaign 

What work would we do with the dealer? 
The publication monthly of a dealer's paper, 
mailed free to the complete list of dealers in 
the United States ; this to carry articles 
stimulating, encouraging and enthusiastic of 
the industry; playing up the various seasonal 
opportunities ; practical articles covering all 
phases of dealer activity, storekeeping, re- 
pair shop, windows, bookkeeping, banking, 
sales methods, riding clubs, why certain 
classes should use the bicycle ; complete 
stories of successful methods employed by 
other dealers ; arguments for maintenance 
of fair prices; encouraging display advertis- 
ing, listing our free advertising matter ; en- 
couraging and advising how to run races — 
the list is unending and includes all the ac- 
tivities enumerated elsewhere. 

Would it prove effective? We believe it 
would. Our 1917 campaign has proven over- 
whelmingly the value and results absolutely 
certain from such effort. In fact, the results 
reported are practically due entirely to our 
"Million Bicycles Bulletin" and the trade 
paper assistance we received, as we were 
forced to wholly confine our efforts to these 

Again, we would assist the dealer through 
the use of traveling men, whose work would 
be visiting all dealers in towns of impor- 
tance to the trade. The vital need for this 
work was made clearly evident through the 
year, and the great power of it was demon- 
strated by our own personal contact with 
numbers of dealers at the shows last year. 
After we briefly presented our plan, some of 
the dealers viewed with suspicion what look- 
ed fit first like a charitable offer; but when 
our proposition was explained all of them 


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August 9, 1917. 

were keen and enthusiastic over it. This 
we have found to be one of our difficulties 
during the year in approaching the dealer 
chiefly through the printed word. Most of 
them are human and suspicious and indiffer- 
ent to anything smacking of paternalism. 
To overcome this and secure their hearty 
and earnest co-operation, field workers are 
a vital necessity. 

Show- Visiting Dealer Best 

True, the type of dealer who attended the 
shows was of the -best; the one who needs 
assistance the least and through whom the 
progress of recent years has been made. But 
we must realize that he is already equipped 
to use most efficiently the co-operation we 
can furnish; he is the first to respond, the 
most useful to our purpose and largely 
through him have our results of this year 
been accomplisjied. 

Our travelers' first duty would be to ac- 
quaint the dealer with the true co-operative 
quality of the work we are doing; its vital 
importance to him, and how thoroughly and 
completely it is his enterprise; to organize 
local dealers' associations, to make a survey 
of the bicycle possibilities of the community, 
reporting to the local dealers' association or 
the individual dealer if unable to get them 
to work together; to give practical sugges- 
tions, and even make actual sales to prove the 
dealer can accomplish the results he finds 
possible; to encourage the dealer in local 
newspaper display advertising, continuous 
if possible; if not, to concentrate on special 
seasonal drives — all dealers joining; to visit 
the local newspapers, soliciting their co- 
operation, securing special bicycle pages, 
partly reading notices, and secure promises 
of use of reading notices all the while; to 
analyze the dealer's store, suggesting and 
helping with improvements of window, store 
and shop; advising in methods, installing 
proper bookkeeping systems ; advising as to 
credits with reference to both sides of the 
dealer's ledger ; securing local banks' accept- 
ance for discount of installment sales notes ; 
encourage racing, and explain how to conduct 
them — often probably working certain terri- 
tory from a central point and laying out a 
series of races, and be the guiding hand in 
conducting them; securing the local paper 
publicity, etc. ; and then picking the best fit- 
ted dealer to keep it up ; showing the use and 
value of trade helps furnished by manufac- 
turers and jobbers; in fact, teaching and 
assisting in anything which will improve the 
dealer's business. 

Keeping Headquarters Pasted 

He would report to headquarters fully on 
local conditions, the names of dealers, those 
most usable for certain activities and so, as 
the work continues, giving us a force and 
power far beyond the scope of the finest pos- 
sible aggregation of individual effort. 

The missionaries would also co-operate 
with all salesmen selling the dealer. Our 
representatives would call upon all concerns 
selling the dealer direct, attend salesmen's 
conventions, explaining fully the purpose of 

our work, the value of it to their own suc- 
cess; endeavoring to secure their close co- 
opfPation. inspiring them with enthusiasm 
for their \)Usiness. 

JVe aim to continue preparing and furnish- 
ing free for use by the dealer, as we did this 
year, mats and electro^ — also plated with 
complete advertising cCpy, using competent 
artists and copywriters to enable the dealer 
to receive the greatest return on his own in- 

We will also prepare and furnish in all 
their variations free reading notices, and 
plan to secure through fiction writers and 
magazines — especially the boys' magazines 
— news and trade papers and allied interests, 
even though remote, all the publicity and in- 
terest in the industry possible. 

Then we need a racing bureau to encour- 
age races, investigate and check promoters, 
and even promote amateur races, but only 
where and through some on« else -who will 
continue the work, clearing the prizes 
donated, etc. 

If you will again read over the schedule of 
work, you will ag^ee that it is enough to 
give definite and. far-reaching results though 
it will increase and broaden rather than grow 
less as the campaign develops. 

Analyzing the Costs 

The estimated budget that will be re- 
quired to cover the work for the coming year, 
if the campaign herein outlined is approved, 
is as follows : 

Manager $4,500 

Salaries of 5 field men @ $3,000 15,000 

Traveling expense of same 7,500 

Prcis agent 3,000 

Correspondent 2,000 

Stenographers, clerk 3,500 

Bulletin, 12 months and mailing 9.000 

Advertising material 2,500 

Lantern slides 1,000 

Traveling expense, rent, furniture, sUtionery, etc.... 4,500 

Express, postage, incidentals 2,500 

Contingencies 5,000 

Total $60,000 

As to methods of raising the funds, in our 
judgment there is only one perfect plan — the 
valve proposition — and another too obvious 
to mention. To attempt to continue on the 
basis of voluntary contributions as was done 
this year we believe is impossible. 


TheCycle Trade Directorate 

Representing the Parts MamtfacturerB 
— Daniel F. Printz, President; Louis 
Schwab, Treasurer; DeWitt Page. 

Representing the Bicycle Manufacture 
era — ^Harry S. Wise, Col. George 
Pope, John P. Fogarty. 

Representing the Jobbers — ^Frederic A. 

Baker, Keyser Fry, J. W» Grady. 
Manager — Wfilter Rinck. 

Headqu^ers — 373 Broadway, New 
York City. 

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August 9, 1917. 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

Directors' Report Traces 
Growth of Big Idea 

Cycle Directorate Board Reviews Consistent Progress Made During Year to Concen- 
trate All Trade Energies Upon National Advancement of the Bicycle; Remark- 
able Results Achieved the Country Over with Comparatively Small 
Expenditures Presage Still Greater Returns from Systematic 
Continuance of the Work 

HE report of the 
Directors under 
whose guidance 
the bicycle- 
boosting opera- 
tions of the 
United Cycle 
Trade Direc- 
torate were 
carried on dur- 
ing the past 
year is espe- 
cially interest- 
ing as an ex- 
position of the thoroughness and 
sincerity with which all the various 
phases of the national plans were con- 
sidered. This report stands as a 
modest record of hard work and un- 
telfisk devotion to the ideals of the 
organisation, and of a committee of 
the Directorate, has prepared it in 
such a Tvay as to throw the fullest 
possible light not only upon the actual 
decisions of the Board but upon the 
tnHuences by ivhick it was guided. 

I 'HE author has heard so many 
claims to fatherhood of this 
movement (and to make it unanimous 
malces one himself), that is evidently 
the flowering of a growing sentiment, 
and so we will begin with the actual 
establishment of work. 

At the August convention, 1915, a 
plea was made that the trade establish 
a promotion committee to stimulate in 
every way possible the use and sale 
of bicycles. No definite action resulted 
until at the luncheon in New York in 
January, 1916, it was again brought 
np, with the result that the Million 
Bicycles Committee was named, con- 
sisting of Messrs. C. F, Olin, Chair- 
man, H. S. Quine and F. I. Willis, 
Treas. This committee set out to dem- 
onstrate that the trade and' condi- 
tions in the market were such that this 
work was sorely needed and would 
bring rich returns. Much credit is due 
this committee for the enthusiasm with 
which they undertook this arduous 
task in the common good, in addition 
to theic_regular duties. 

Our Dealers' Bulletin was started 
and two numbers were mailed to 1,400 
dealers. Bicycle Day was initiated and 
many towns and cities were awakened 
to the realization that the bicycle was 
still a live factor in our life. Amateur 
races were encouraged and supported, 
dealers were stimulated to use liberal 
display space in newspaper advertising 
and illustrations and prepared copy 
were furnished gratis ; reading notices 
were used, window dressing contests 
carried on, etc. The eagerness shown 
by the dealer to make the most of this 
encouragement and assistance, and the 
success he found with his effort, fur- 
nished ample proof that this work, 
backed in a big broad manner and 
continued over a period of years would 
establish our industry in size and 
strength comparable only to the old 
boom days, but with a safe and per- 
manent foundation. 

Lack of Fund* a Handicap 

This committee, however, was seri- 
ously handicapped by a lack of funds, 
by lack of broad co-operation from the 
trade, due to the unavoidable personal 
identification with the work and the 
failure to grasp the opportunity to 
make it absolutely a common cause, its 
establishment being hurried and the 
trade not thoroughly canvassed and 
their support definitely secured. Before 
passing the work of 
the present year, recog- 
nition should be given 
to the fact that were it 
not for the enthusiastic 
labors of Mr. Olin the 
present effort would 
probably not have been 
made. For the finan- 
cial details of the Mil- 
lion Bicycles Commit- 
tee see the treasurer's 

At the 1916 conven- 
tion a committee was 
appointed by the Cycle 
Parts and Accessories 
Association to inter- 
view the Bicj'cle Manu- 

facturers' Association and the National 
Association of Bicycle Jobbers to learn 
whether they were ready to join in a 
common effort to raise a large fund for 
the prosecution of this work on a big, 
broad scale, making it truly a national 
movement and representative of the 
entire cycle trade. This received the 
hearty and thorough approval of these 
allied associations ; and, in reviewing 
the year in its financial aspect and the 
support the board received, it is inter- 
esting to note that at the Cycle Parts 
and Accessories Association meeting, 
which the writer attended, there were 
no protests, none willing to voice their 
doubts of our being able to raise the 
fund suggested— namely, $80,000 to 
$90,000. Representatives of our larg- 
est companies, who must certainly 
have realized that such an eiTort must 
include hearty co-operation on their 
part, permitted this action to be taken 
unanimously and later acted as though 
they were free of responsibility for it. 
Thus the Cycle Parts and Acces- 
sories Association held the leadership 
in continuing the work, though the 
fact should not he lost sight of that 
it was the courageous, foresighted ac- 
tion of the Bicycle Manufacturers' As- 
sociation in pledging themselves for 
a definite sum for each bicycle sold, 
and an assured support from them of 
from $15,000 to $20,000 for the work, 
that gave substance, 
stability and prospects 
to this enterprise. 
Thus it was the Bicycle 
Manufacturers' Asso- 
ciation that we have 
heard scoffed and 
jeered in years past for 
lack of cohesion and 
any trace of co-opera- 
lion that has shown the 
way and made good in 
a work which is abreast 
of the most modern 
commercial methods of 
the time in this coun- 

Whether you .count 
this work a success or 


Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

Aug:ust 9, 1917. 

not, and whatever vicissitudes their association 
may have, their action in this work shows they 
have reached a plane of action from which they 
will never recede. 

Pursuant to the action of the three associa- 
tions, confirmed by the joint meeting of the con- 
vention, a conference was called in New York 
which met on September 14, 1916. Invitations 
to be present were sent to about forty of the 
most representative concerns in the trade for 
th purpose of considering in more detail the 
plans for the work and organizing. 

Mr, Printz was elected chairman and C. F. 
Olin, secretary. Present : Messrs. Pope, Fo- 
garty, Wise, Fry, Grady, Baker, Hawthorne, 
Schweinert, Page, Olin, Harris, Wainwright, 
Schwab. The meeting discussed many phases 
of the work and was enthusiastic and hopeful. 

Procesa of Organization 

It was decided to make up our committee by 
selecting three members from each association. 
It was felt that representation in proportion to 
the amount contributed had little value com- 
pared to the selection of a body that could use 
the funds and guide the work to produce the 
greatest possible results. While the bulk of our 
funds was expected from the Cycle Parts and 
Accessories Association and in addition to the 
pledge of the Bicycle Manufacturers' Associa- 
tion already made, a smaller amount from the 
jobbers than the others, it was felt, — in view 
of the close contact the jobbers and some of 
the bicycle manufacturers have with the dealers 
— that this would give us the advantage of their 
expert knowledge and also enable us to secure 
the general co-operation of their sales force in 
our work. Our plan was, of course, to secure 
this from all jobbers and all those manufactur- 
ers of bicycles or bicycle material who main- 
tained direct dealer contact. 

It was decided then that the president of each 
association should name two other members as 
directors. To enable us to secure a full attend- 
ance at meetings, which were planned to be 
held at least monthly, it was thought wise to 
select members who were able to reach New 
York without too great a sacrifice of their own 
time. It was the sense of the meeting that only 
executives of their companies should be named. 
Accordingly, the men named by President Fry 
were Messrs. Baker and Grady ; by President 
Wise, Messrs. Pope and Fogarty ; and by Presi- 
dent Printz, Messrs. Page and Schwab. The 
meeting then was constituted as the first meet- 
ing of the board. Mr. C. F. Olin was elected to 
act as secretary, and Mr. Schwab was elected 
treasurer. A finance committee was appointed, 
consisting of Messrs. Schwab, Wise and Grady. 
With instructions to draft a definite set of plans 
and suggestions for the year's work and report 
at the next meeting, a sales promotion commit- 
tee was named, consisting of Messrs. Harry S. 
Quine, Charles F. Olin and Horace Huffman. 

It was decided that, in the necessary absence 
of any director, it was desirable that he desig- 
nate an associate of his to substitute for him. 
The name chosen for the board was United 
Cycle Trade Directorate. 

A meeting of the board was held at Hotel 
Astor, October 9, 1916. Present: Messrs. 
Printz, Grady, Fry, Fogarty, Baker, Wise and 
Olin representing Mr. Page. The important 

business for consideration at this meeting was 
the report of the sales promotion committee. 
This was thoroughly discussed and was ap- 
proved and adopted as given below. 

Sales Promotion Report 

$60,000.00 t36.S4t.91 

As haste was necessary if we were to receive 
the display material called for in time for use at 
the proper season, Mr. Olin was authorized to 
place the order for the amount and designs as 
recommended. In view of the very rapid ad- 
vance that was taking place in the cost of paper 
it was decided that we purchase at once a suffi- 
cient amount for the 11 issues contemplated. 
As a special Christmas campaign was planned, 
on which work would have to begin at once to 
be in season, $1,000 was appropriated for this. 
Thus already our total definite obligations were 
$29,580, of which only the printing and mailing 
of the Bulletin was subject to possible forced 
shrinkage. This was made up as follows : 

BulletiD '.'.'.'...'.'.'.'. B,SOa 

f 29. 580 t2B,017.B7 

The finance committee reported that the list 
they had prepared of the prospects and the 
amount of subscriptions we would request 
showed a total of $73,000. Of course, this was 
"blue sky" stuff, and yet every effort had been 
made to keep it conservative. 

The Chicago Show Meeting 

Our next meeting was held during the Chi- 
cago Show. Present: Messrs. Printz, Wise, 
Fogarty, Grady, Pope, Fry, Schwab and Secre- 
tary Olin. After consideration of a manager, 
Mr. Walter Rinck, of South Orange, N. J., was 

Mr. Schwab offered to put at the disposal of 
the board at a nominal rental any necessary 
space for offices at 373 Broadway, New York. 
As the location was very suitable, and as it made 
it possible for one member to be in constant 
touch with the details of the work at the least 
sacrifice, this offer was gladly accepted. 

The show management had generously put an 
attractive space at our disposal in which we 
displayed the originals of material which we 
had decided would be furnished the dealers dur- 
ing this year. This was the first opportunity 
most of our directors had to get into direct toudi 
with the dealers and Icam of their attitude 
toward our plans. When our purpose was 
clearly understod by them, they were keen and 
enthusiastic for it. This attitude toward our 

August 9, 1917. 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 


work furnished a real stimulus to our interest 
in it. 

Immediately following the Chicago Show our 
office was opened, as befits a new enterprise, in 
a very modest way. Our total expenditure for 
furniture and fixtiu-es for the year was $681.23. 
The first work of the office was to send to 
every dealer in the Eastern States an urgent 
invitation to attend the New York show and 
get acquainted with the U. C. T. D. We oflfered 
to look after the hotel accommodations for them, 
etc., and invited them to apply to us for admis- 
sion tickets and buttons. Nine himdred requests 
for admission were handled. 

The following week the New York Show 
was held, where we duplicated the exhibit made 
at Chicago, and which again demonstrated that 
the Eastern dealer also realized fully the value 
of our plan to his business. Two hundred and 
sixty-seven dealers registered at our booth and 
requested to be put on oiu* mailing list. This 
was the first opportunity for our new manager 
to get into direct touch with the practical de- 
tails of his office. 

At the show a meeting of bicycle dealers was 
called and steps taken to form a National Cycle 
Dealers' Association. This meeting was well 
attended and the men were thoroughly inter- 
ested, indicating the possibility of giving the 
dealer the advantage of concerted and united 
action in a larger way even than their com- 
munity dealers' associations. 

In order that decisive action could be. taken 
between the meetings of the board an executive 
committee was appointed consisting of Messrs. 
Printz, Baker and Schwab. 

In response to the sentiment of the trade that 
it would be wise and just for the various inter- 
ests participating in the National Motorcycle & 
Bicycle Shows to be represented on the show 
committee, it was decided to request that the 
directorate be represented and Mr. Schwab was 
instructed to serve. 

Valve Proposition Outlined 

A meeting of the directors was held at the 
show. Present : President, D. F, Printz, presid- 
ing; treasurer, Louis Schwab ; directors, Messrs. 
Fogarty, Grady, Fry ; Secretary Olin and Man- 
ager Rinck ; also Messrs. Schweinert and Myers 
representing the Schrader Co. 

At the meeting a consultation was held with 
the representatives of A. Schrader's Son in ref- 
erence to the valve proposition. They proved 
ver)' willing to perform the necessary work that 
would devolve upon them. Their legal repre- 
sentative advised that, while our valve plan 
was entirely proper and legal, it might be wise 
to present our entire proposition, with this as 
our future plan, to the Federal Trade Commis- 
sion for their inspection and approval. This 
was to avoid any question arising during its 
consideration and possible adoption of the legal 
status of the idea. 

Accordingly, a committee was appointed to 
visit Washington for this purpose, consisting 
of Messrs. Printz, Pope and Schwab. This 
committee later in the month laid our complete 
plan before the Federal Trade Commission. 
After a thorough discussion and exposition of 
Jt we were informed that Abt only was our plan 
entirelv within the law, but that the commis- 
sion would gladly render us any assistance they 


could, the commission having been created for 
just this purpose. By the way, the writer's 
ideal is the development of the U. C. T. D. to 
exactly similar activities. 

An invitation was received asking the direc- 
torate to join in financing the proposed six-day 
bicycle race in Chicago. This we felt obliged to 
decline. It was the majority opinion that while 
professional racing was stimulating, and of real 
benefit to the trade, any joint action was im- 
possible as there was no real common interest 
between such race promoters and an organiza- 
tion such as ours. The professional promoter's 
interest is entirely confined to the gate receipts, 
the use of bicycles being only incidental in stag- 
ing his spectacle ; if wheel-barrows or baby car- 
riages would answer his purpose he would prob- 
ably not use the wheel. We recognized that the 
individual manufacturers might with profit to 
themselves take an interest in such matters in 
view of their close control of their actions, but 
decided that for us to become involved in mat- 
ters of this kind was exceedingly unwise. 

Anent Amateur Cycle Racing 

Of course amateur racing has an entirely dif- 
ferent aspect. Such races are conducted either 
purely through love of the sport or also with 
the consideration of the returns possible through 
the trade. We are interested even in the hold- 
ing of professional racing, and legitimately can 
take means to encourage it, but strictly keeping 
in mind the fundamental principle governing our 
work; it is our fimction to spend our funds 
to encourage others to spend time and money 
in furthering the interest of the trade, but not 
to join with them in any substantial manner in 
their endeavors. 

. This same question was later brought up in 
reference to a crisis in the affairs of the Velo- 
drome, in Newark, and the executive committee 
declined to become interested, — in line with this 
previous action. 

It is appropriate to report here the San Fran- 
cisco Show and six-day race, in view of the 
similar conditions, though coming up some 
months later. This was also handled by the 
executive committee. 

We received a request from the northern Cali- 
fornia trade that we make an appropriation to 
be used by them for the bicycle show planned 
to be held in connection with the six-day race. 
The committee felt that this came imder the 
same restrictions as the matters above, but in 
view of the limited time allowed us for decision 
and the lack of frequent personal contact with 
the coast trade, that adverse action might be 
misconstrued, resulting in their feeling that we 
intended to ignore them, especially as conditions 
indicated that it would not be wise to employ 
field men and so enable us to send an active 
worker to the coast. We decided to wire them 
the use of not over $500, provided, however, 
that it be used only in specific publicity for the 
bicycle. It was so used, $377.44 being spent 
and added just so much and only that to the 
publicity the local trade and papers gave this 

Some months later the B. M. A. referred to 
us, suggesting favorable action with a request 
from the Southern California Trade Associa- 
tion for $500 to support their dealer promotion 
work. This was brought up before a board 



August 9, 1917. 

meeting and decided adversely. It was pointed 
out that unless we intended to become simply a 
central distributing office all siich requests must 
be refused, and that our action in reference to 
the northern California matter be made the 
exception which proved the rule ; also that this 
section had and would receive all through the 
year the same consideration given the rest of 
the country, both in our general work as well 
as the Racing Fund. 

For us interest in the California trade is iden- 
tical with that of Maine, and there is no ground 
for the presumption that it will not receive its 
full share of our attention and funds^ In fact, 
as one section is more productive than another 
so would it receive a larger share of our efforts, 
as our desire is results for the trade at large, 
regardless of whether it is Texas or North 

Had we acceded to this request every local 
association would have been justified in insist- 
ing on our making a contribution to their work. 
Only on the grounds that a national organiza- 
tion is incapable of doing the work to the best 
advantage and that it must be done by sectional, 
State or local associations, would such action 
be justified. Pardon the repetition, but this 
illustrates widely the fundamental principle gov- 
erning our work, — our funds should be used to 
encourage and assist just such efforts, but we 
should not make a direct monetary contribution. 

After this came the few weeks of organizing 
our little corps, getting the hand of thin^, 
"finding" themselves in the new work. Diffi- 
culties were met with, but taking hold where 
the previous committee left off and so beginning 
anew, we were inspired by the idealism of the 
work, and it was not long before real work 
began to flow through our office. 

The next meeting of the Directors was held 
at our office on January U, 1917. Present: 
Directors, Messrs. Wise, Pope, Fogarty, Fry, 
Baker, Grady and Schwab, also Manager Rinck 
and Messrs. Quine, Hoffman, Wainwright and 

Plaiu for Bicycle Waek 

It was decided at this meeting that we in- 
augurate a campaign to celebrate a National 
Bicycle Week. The dates of April 28 to May 
5 were selected, as this program should be at 
the height of the spring selling season and with 
Memorial Day about one month later would per- 
mit the dealer to follow it up soon after with 
a special effort devoted to races. 

Our Canadian friends, having become thor- 
oughly interested and enthusiastic over our 
plans, had inquired whether there was some 
feasible way for them to take advantage of our 
efforts. The board felt that while we were 
very much interested in that trade and would 
like to include them in our complete plan, that as 
no provisions had been made for this, there 
also being a number of special conditions to be 
considered and as they had not sohcited the 
matter on any such basis, it was decided that 
we furnish them at our cost whatever quantity 
of our material they could use, provided their 
work was- conducted through joint effort. 

The next meeting of the board was held at 
our office on March 27. Present: ifessrs. 
Prints, Schwab, Grady. Fogart>-, Wise and 
Manager Rinck. Xo matter of unusual import- 

ance was brought up at this meeting, our usual 
routine business being conducted. Let us tak« 
Ihis ofrpoitunlty to make dear that our meetings 
nave nof been cut-and-dried affairs. AInKKt 
every meeting has taken at least the usual busi- 
ness day, conditions and the progress of the 
work being thoroughly gone over. 

The next meeting was held on April 25. 
Present : Messrs. Printz, Schwab, FogtTiy, 
Grady, Fry, Baker, Pope and Manager Rimi. 

Manager Rinck reported concerning the large 
cut-outs that the manufacturers were pressing 
for shipping instructions and that some special 
effort should be made to move them. The plan 
had been Ariginally that they would be loaned 
for a few weeks to dealers asking for them aod 
then forwarded for like use to others, but the 
demand being so limited those who did ask fot 
them are still in possession. It was decided that 
it was no longer wise to offer them free of i 
charge, but that we try to push their sale at $3 I 
for one and $5 for the pair, and that the sales- | 
men of jobbers and manufacturers be offered a j 
commission of 25 cents each on all sold. ! 

Bicydea and M«nnK Pietnre* 

The board having fallen heir to a bicjde 
scenario, it was decided that it vras not adrisable 
at this time to undertake the expense of staging 
that scenario or another, but the manager was 
instructed to get in touch with makers of mov- 
ing picture films in New York and use all pos- 
sible influence to get them to use more bic>cles 
in their products. 

The next meeting was held June 29, Present : 
Messrs. Printz, Fogarty, Grady, Schwab. Olin 
(representing Mr. Page), and Manager Rinck. 

The treasurer reported on the action taken 
by the tire manufacturers and was instructed to 
continue his efforts for a more favorable de- 
cision regarding a contribution for the present 

In view of the fact that the motorcycle and 
bicycle manufacturers had decided not to hold 
the proposed national shows, our representative 
was instructed to vote to cancel the contracts for 
both shows. 

At this meeting the matter of the southern 
California trade request was brought up. 

Consideration was given to the report to be 
made to the Atlantic City convention in .August, 
and instructions were given regarding it; also 
to our recommendations for the work in the 

It was decided that we try to come prepared 
at our next meeting to suggest ways an(J means 
of raising our funds in future. 

August 9, 1917. 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

A Peek at the Finances With 
Treasurer Louis Schwab 

The Trade Response to Call for Funds Was Big, But a More Adequate Financial 

Arrangement Is the Crying Present Need If the Work of the Directorate Is to . 

Carry on in Fitting Fashion; Tire Makers Turn Down Recommended Plan 

to Raise Funds by Tax on Tire Values; the Receipts and Expenditures 

of the Directorate Analyzed 

I N C E R E 
hopes that the 
assembled cy- 
cle industry 
■anil see fit to 
contiHue the 
work of the 
I United Trade 
' Direct oiate, 
and seeing fit, 
will lay plans 
for adequate 
financing of the 
work for at 
least three years ahead, are expressed 
in the financial report submitted by 
Treasurer Louis Schwab. Thai as a 
whole, the industry responded freely 
and generously to the appeal of the di- 
rectorate for funds with whifk to carry 
out its promotion work, but ihat the in- 
justices of the voluntary contrilmtion 
method of assessing the trade and the 
necessity of supplanting it by a more 
remunerative and at the same time a 
perfectly just plan for raising the 
funds for the good work are the high 
spots in the Treasurer's report. 

IN submitting to you the first an- 
nual report of the Treasury of the 
United Cycle Trade Directorate, I 
realize it is not my function to 
criticize, and I am in no mind to do 
so, but I do feel it my duty to place 
before you the experience for the 
year of this office. 

In these days of volunteering and 
conscription it seems appropriate 
that I begin my report with what- 
ever recognition we attach to those 
who volunteer. True, with many, 
tardiness in volunteering signifies 
no lack of patriotism or willingness 
to serve, but we do recognize a dif- 
ference; so here's to our volunteers, 
though they be but few. 

Regardless of whatever misun- 
derstandings and mistakes occurred 
in the work of the original commit- 
tee. I feel that high honor should 
be giventhem for their efforts and 
contriVltTOns. As you know, those 
who chrefly bore this burden were 

The New Departure Manufactur- 
ing Company and the Goodyear 
Tire and Rubber Company. The 
treasurer of the Million Bicycles 
Committee turned over to your 
treasurer his complete file, and the 
statement lists the data for 1916. 

Bicycle Makers Lauded 

With reference to the help given 
the United Cycle Trade Director- 
ate ; first and foremost stands the 
Bicycle Manufacturers Association 
— the Stalwarts to-day of the in- 
dustry, capable of seeing visions 
and possessing the courage and con- 
fidence to stick, trying to make 
them come true. Without them this 
proposition would have died aborn- 
mg; they furnished that assurance 
and backbone necessary to give 
vitality to our work from the 
very beginning. Nothing that hap- 
pened was so encouraging as know- 
ing that a nickel was dropped into 
the box every time a bicycle crate 
was marked. Whether the U. C. T. 
D. lives or dies, here's long life to 
the Bicycle Manufacturers' Associa- 
tion. The first contribution re- 
ceived was from R. W. Sampson; 
our other voluntary contributors 
being Motorcycling and Bicycling, 
Bicycling World, A. B. Coffman, 
Diamond Chain and 
Manufacturing Com- 
pany and Hoover Steel 
Ball Company. 

At our first directors' 
meeting a Finance 
Committee was ap- 
pointed. This com- 
mittee decided that the 
only way we could pos- 
sibly raise the fund ex- 
pected was to name 
the amount each con- 
cern should contribute. 
this to be in proportion 
to their interest in the 
industry and the bene- 
fit they would derive 
from our work. With 
some we found it fair to 

revise our estimate; an encouraging 
number met our request, but with 
more we took what we could get. 
We saw at once the unfairness of 
this condition and the great diffi- 
culty of continuing it year after 
year. In considering ways and 
means to avoid this, the idea was ad- 
vanced of securing our funds indi- 
rectly; somewhat the way our 
United States Internal Revenue is 
collected, A plan which seemed 
feasible and fair was suggested, and 
so the treasurer was authorized to 
solicit contributions for this year 
with the condition that in future 
other methods would be used for 
raising funds. 

While the Million Bicycles Com- 
mittee at Atlantic City, last August, 
had recommended the use this year 
of $80,000 to $90,000, which report 
the joint meeting had approved 
and adopted, our sales promotion 
committee, in its report to the 
board, recommended a campaign 
calling for $60,000, which was ap- 
proved and which set the mark for 
your treasury to reach. 

The Chicago Show, in November, 
was our first opportunity to get in 
direct touch with the trade after 
the adoption of our plan. The 
prompt and favorable response 
made by almost all 
those interviewed and 
the widespread inter- 
est and enthusiasm 
shown both at our 
space and at the meet- 
ing there encouraged 
the hope that my task 
would not prove very 
difficult. The New 
York Show followed 
soon after and further 
substantial progress 
was made toward 
reaching our goal. 
At our Board meeting 
there, a decision was 
reached regarding our 
fiscal plan for the 
future. This plan was 


Motorcycle and Bicycle iLmsTjiATED 

August 9, 1917. 

to have all tl^e bkycle tire manufacturers 
agree to pay A. Schrader's Son, Inc.^ 2j4 
cents oo each tire valve purchased— Schrader 
t6 turn the proceeds from this over to the 
United Cycle Trade Directorate. The tire 
makers were to add this extra sum to their 
valve costs, thereby clearing it from any 
danger of becoming a contribution, and, as 
the purchaser of tires would base his profit 
on his increased cost, this item, as certainly 
as is the tax on tobacco, would be bornfi by 
the consumer. It was decided that,, im- 
mediately after we had the approval of the 
Federal Trades Commission to this as a 
vital part of our plan for the future, the tire 
manufacturers be interviewed and their con- 
sent secured to this plan. In view of the 
fact that they were also expected to be 
liberal contributors to our fund for this year, 
it was felt wise, and your treasurer was so 
instructed, to present the complete proposi- 
tion to the tire companies for a definite de- 
cision, and not one at one time and the other 

This was accordingly carried out but, 
through no lack of diligence of your treas- 
urer, it was not until at a conference in 
Cleveland on May 22, ten of the tire com- 
panies being represented, that definite ac- 
tion was taken. This meeting decided to re- 
fuse to consider further the valve plan; be- 
cause, in their judgment, it was not possible 
for the tire makers to be reimbursed through 
their sales and so avoid making the valve 
tax practically a contribution, which would 
result in the tire companies bearing the en- 
tire cost of the work. They agreed to meet 
again in two weeks, at which conference 
every tire maker was expected to be pres- 
ent, when it was planned that decisive ac- 
tion would be taken regarding both their 
participation in the present year's work and 
the continuance of it for 1918. 

Help From Tire Makers 

At this second meeting — all bicycle tire 
manufacturers being represented — they re- 
solved that those present would combine in 
a contribution of $10,000, or one-quarter of 
any sum raised bv the trade up to $40,000 
for the work of 1918, and also specified how 
it should be used. Regarding the coming 
year, "It was further unanimously resolved 
that it was the sense of the meeting that, in 
view of the unsettled conditions of business 
as a whole, not only for the present, but also 
for the indefinite future, the program of the 
United Cycle Trade Directorate from now 
until September 1, 1917, be reduced as much 
as possible to conform with our views as to 
the scope of the work for. next year* Inas- 
much as expenditures to date and bills con- 
tracted are practically balanced by income 
paid and pledged, we will make a contribu- 
tion (the amount to be decided on later) 
toward any deficit that may be incurred 
prior to September 1, 1917." 

At a later meeting, after being informed 
by the treasurer that there would be no 
deficit, it was decided that the tire group 
should contribute $5,006 for this year, which 
amount we received July 25. 


I am covering rather fully this experience 
with the tire companies, as we want you to 
realize we had counted heavily on them— 
whether with reason and justice is another 
matter — both for this year (expecting 
approximately $20,000 for them) and for the 
future through the valve plan. 

In our search for financial support for the 
enterprise we solicited 265 firms identified 
with the cycle industry and of that number 
130 responded with contributions. The list 
included an even dozen bicycle manufactur- 
ers of whom all responded; 116 accessory 
and parts makers, 73 of whom contributed; 
128 jobbers gaining the support of 41 ; four 
mail order houses, none of whom could be 
interested and five manufacturers' agents, 
foiu" of whom came with us wholeheartedly. 

Few Failed to Contribute 

The number of concerns who failed for 
one reason or another to complete their sub- 
scriptions were three. This, as we expected, 
is very small. 

Many of our prospects were personally in- 
terviewed by various members of the board, 
though most of the work was done by mail, 
an interesting series of follow-up letters and 
correspondence ensuing. 

I had planned to avoid the use of so weak 
a medium as soliciting by mail by having the 
traveling representatives of our most inter- 
ested members interview most of our pros- 
pects personally, but this was not feasible. 
I am satisfied that many concerns, chiefly 
those who have not formed the habit of at- 
tending our meetings and shows, had they 
thoroughly understood our proposition would 
have contributed. 

In my judgment if this work — however 
our plans may be changed — is considered 
worthy of continuance, that definite binding 
arrangenietits should be made to finance it 
for a period of not less than three years. It 
is unwise and very disconcerting to be con- 
stantly facing the contingency of having to 
bring the work to a close. Under such con- 
ditions it is difficult for anyone to give to the 
work that interest and hope which every en- 
terprise requires. In the future, too, no ag- 
gressive work should be begun until a defi- 
nite minimum sum has been positively assur- 
ed in order to avoid the uncertainties of the 
hand-to-mouth existence which we put up 
with this year. 

The longer term is necessary for a num- 
ber of reasons. What would be the quality 
and character of work in your own business 
if you were constantly uncertain that it 
would continue beyond your fiscal year? 
You can appreciate the difficulty of trying 
to make the best use of your time and money 
if you are handicapped in making use of 
those endeavors whose eflFect is cumulative 
and not necessarily confined to bringing the 
greatest results immediately. 

And again during a period of business de- 
pressions when the need for this work 
would be greatest, that panicky feeling of 
extreme caution whilch seems so tho«)Ughly 
to possess us then would probably bting the 
work to an abrupt end if we go on the hand 

August 9, 1917. Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 27 

to mouth basis which prevailed over the past cutouts, $8351^5, show cards, $1,408.42; 

twelve months. Particularly is this true if window trims, $429.11, and electrotypes. 

we are to go on with the prevalent trade A sum of $1,025 was raised by donation for 

sentiment that participation in the work is the racing prize fund of which $941.69 was 

a contribution made because we are afraid spent leaving a balance on hand of $83.31. 

to stay out, because we are forced to do so. The following is a list of the subscribers 

or because we feci it might do some good to the fund: 

aiid we are getting off cheaply, instead of Bi ]^ Manufacturers 

with a conviction that this is as safe and „. . 

practical an investment as any expenditure Bicycle Mmuf«ctwer«'Ai«Ktatton..»15,600J)0 

' . ■ J i - f 1 ■ Arnold, Schwinn & Co., Hams Hardware Co., 

in your business and as certain of makmg Chicago, lU. D. P.. New York. N.y! 

gratifying returns. Davis Sewing Machine Miami Cycle St Mfg. 

F..h.» F:n.n<.:.l ^°- Dayton, O. Co.. Middletown. O. 

Future Financial Plans Emblem Manufacturing Pierce Cycle Co.. Btif- 

It is my personal judgment that this work Co., Angola, N. Y. falo, N. Y. 

should not continue unless under some such Excelsior Cycle Co., Reading Cycle & Mfg. 

plan, for as confident as I am of the wisdom Ge"dror";^7e'l'"co., Toledo MeT5' Wheel 

of it as a business investment earned out for Toledo, O. Co., Toledo, O. 

a reasonable period, the chance of it proving Great Western Mfg. Westfield Mfg. Co., 

a fiasco and a loss is too great without some Co., Laporte. Ind- Westfield, Mass. 

definite provisions for the future. Accessories and Parts Manufacturers 

I have a feelme that m some quarters . «,„.«„,.,- «._.„ 

,, ■ „ .; 1 .u„, T u„.,- t,_-„ t ;« Amertcan Steel Tube Co., Toledo, O $100.00 

there is a sentiment that I have been too in- Americw Wood Rim Co. Gnaw.;. Mich. . 500J0 

Sistent and exhibiting a personal zeal out of Andrew* Wire ft Iron Works, Rockford, 

keeping with my office. For any personal III 50,00 

failing or faults that have crept into my Anld A Co. D.L Columbus, 10« 

work.I ask your indulgence and forgiveness i2Sn^/.--Co'':ftec2 L.Bc«tW:P.:::: LoiSioO 

assuring you my intention has been to be of Bevin Brothen Mfg. Co., East Hampton, 

service m the progress and welfare of the in- Conn 100.00 

dustry: consequently in that of your busi- Bridgeport Brass Co., Bridgeport, Conn... 500.00 

_-,„ ; 'j ^jnJ* ■' -^ Buffalo Metal Goods Co.. Buffalo, N. Y... 50a00 

ness ana mine. j ■ »u . Buffalo Specialty Co., Buffalo, N. Y 1,OOOJ» 

On the whole, however, and m the vast Chicago Handle Bar Co, Shdby, 500.00 

majority of cases I have been shown a con- Corbin Screw Corp., New Britain, Conn. . . 300.00 

sideration and courtesy which increases the Crosby Co., The, Buffalo, N. Y..... SOOJW 

pleasure and pride I feel in being a member 8^^: "o^o-^cSrKS;' SiSS.' Y ! ! X 

ot this industry. Diamond Chain ft Mfg. Co., Indianapolis, 

An analysis of the financial report as of Ind. 1,000.00 

August 1 shows total receipts of $44,036.99. EcUpse Machine Co„ Elmira, N. Y 1,500.00 

Of.*.- .un, W630.09 wa. raised by sub- iLa'.?l,?efS', Cci:. "^^^^"y::::: ZS? 

scnption; $134.89 was turned over by the Forsyth MeUl Goods ci.. Buffalo, N.Y.. .. 50.00" 

Million Bicycles Committee; $2,069.91 was Hill Brass Co., N. N, East Hampton, Conn, Z5.00 

carried over from 1916 accounts, while the Hoover Steel Ball Co.. Ann Arbor. Mich 200.00 

balance was raised from sales of cut-outs Hydraulic Pressed Steel Co, CIe»eUnd.O. ZOO.OO 

, ^, .■ 1 .1. 1. 1 .u * i. J International Stamping Co.. Chicago, 111. .. 100.00 

and other articles throughout the states and K 4 C. Mfg. Co.. Hennike^, N. iT. 2S0A» 

Canada. KeDy Han£e Bar Dept, American Stove 

The expenditures up until August 1 totaled Co., CleveUnd. 100X0 

$31,450.14, to which must be added another Kennedy Car Liner ft Bag Co, ShelbyviUe, 

$5,349.79 accounts due, but not paid at that Majeftic Mfg.' Co.;"Wor^«ier,M;s;: :.:::: 200.00 

date, bringing the total expenditures up to Masury ft Son, John W., Brooklyn, N. Y... 100.00 

$36,844.93 and leaving a free working Mesainger Mfg. Co, H. A F, New York, 

balance on hand of $7,192.06. „ f. Y. ......... ......^^.... ...... 100.00 

_ Horns ft Bailey Steel Co, Pittsburgh, Pa, 100.00 

High Cost of Window Truns Hosaberg Co, Frank, Attleboro, Mass.... VMM 

Rv far the lartrpet itf-m amono- the ex- Mott Wheel Workt UUca, N. Y lOOJW 

By tar the largest item among the ex National Rubber ft Spec. Co., Cincinnati. O. 25.00 

penditures was $20,183.29 for window dis- National Screw ft Tack Co, Cleveland,©.. 25.00 

plays; the next largest being the cost of Nelson Ufg. Co.. A., ChicaEo, in 25.00 

getting out the Million Bicycles Bulletin, New Departure Mfg. C^, Briatol, Conn... 3,000.00 

which figured up to $4,626.44. Salaries "%^^'"'' ^"^"^ ' *^ 25 oo 

totaled $2,632.98; electrotypes and matrices, Noera Mfg.' Co., Wat«biii>; Conn.' .'.'.' .'.'.■.■ IOo!oO 

$1,744.97; printing, $1,155.78; while the Palm Brottiers, Cincinnati, 25.00 

balance, excepting an item of $3,214.16 Peraons Mfg. Co., Worcester, Mass.. 250.00 

which wptir to Hefrav the 1916 exnense"; of Peterlwn. C. E, Grand Rapids, Mich 50.00 

?^ wTr ^°.°^Y^y "*^ ^"'° expenses 01 Rastetter ft Sons, Louis, Ft Wayne, Ind.. 250.00 

the MiUion Bicycles Committee, went to Reading Saddle ft Mfg. Co., Reading, Pa... 100.00 

purchase office furniture, postage, freight Rose Mfg. Co, Philadelphia, Pa 25.00 

and express charges, traveling charges, con- Schrader's Son. Inc, A., Brooklyn, N. Y.... 1,000.00 

te.t promotion, lantern slides, miscellaneous iSidIJ^«Co.?TK To;TSgton.c;«„.:::::: 1,sIS:m 

minor expenses and the promotion costs of Standard Parts Co., Cleveland. 1,000.00 

the San Francisco cycle show. Standard Steel Tube Co, Toledo, 100.00 

The assets of the United Cycle Trade Di- Stevens ft Co, New York, N.Y... ....... 500.00 

of which $50,000 is tte estimated good will. p^ .VT. 200.00 

The balance consists of furniture and equip- Tiley-Pratt Co, Essex, Conn lOOJIO 

mcnt, $510.92 ; stock, comprising window Tire Manofacturers 5,006.00 


MormcvcLE and Kcycle Illustrated 

August 9, 1917. 

Twkcr Wood Wo(k Co.. tidatr. O 2MlM 

Trowl MIc. Co, EIrm, O MMO 

Vaa Cl«f BrMkws C*, aiofo. in UOM 

Wxld Mfc. Co.. ShatooraM. Wis UUn 

WcMrckfa. D., Hmt York. H. Y 2SJ» 

Wotetaut PitmU fttd Co UM 


Baiter Co.. JnuM, Pemnd. "^^ *"^ 

Bi^, Marr^ * laMc, lac, H«» Yock. 

M. Y 2S0M 

BccU«r-KalMM Co., Cfaicaco, ID ZSOM 

Back>7c Motor A Cycle Co., Akron. O... ISM 

Chicaco CjxU ft S«pp)7 Co^ Cfakaco, HL. lOOJN 
CdotOMl Bidibcr Ipcctehics Co, Hew York. 

M. Y 25M 

Cooper Robber Co, I. J, Ciackmati. O,. . 2SM 

Detroit Crete Sop^ Ca, Detroit. Hkb.. . SOiM 

Elows ArBM Co, Elmin. N. Y 2SJM 

Elr«l>AMtcU Co, Atlanta. Oa. 25JM 

Pry, KoyMT. Roadtoc Pa. lOOJM 

GradT ft Co, J. W, Worcester, Hase..... ZSOJM 

Cr«M, Oeorie H.. PMladelirfiia. Pa. 2SJW 

UaU-WUHaBH Co, Minncapolii, Minn- 25M 

Haverfofd CycU Co., Phi lad elphi a. Pa..... 200M 

HearMT C^ H. T, Indianapolis, Ind..... 50J» 

Hnb Cycle Co, Boston, Hasa. V»M 

Johnson ft Hercr Co, Memphis, Tsbo. . . SOM 

LciK's Son ft Co, J. 8, New York, H. Y. . . SMO 
Hsntafacmrcrs' StvpUes Co, Philadelphia, 

Pa, SOM 

Biller-Ecrst Co, Philadeljrfua, Pa. 25.00 
orler-Mnrpby Hardware Co., Green Bay. 

Wis. ..V. 25i» 

Ohnsted Co.. The. Syiacosc, N. Y iM 

Perlman Cycle ft Anto Supply Co, New 

York, k Y 50-00 

Say Co, Al, Lonismllc, Ey UJOO 

Richards ft Conorcr Hardware Co, Kan- 
sas City. Mo 2SM 

Robb, Georce W, Philadelphia. Pa. 25.00 

Robr Co, S. B.. Rochester, N. Y 25.K 

Saafley Supply Co, Kanaas City, Ho ISM 

Smith ft Co., C. J., St. Paul, Minn 2540 

Spalding ft Co., Syracuse. N. Y 25JW 

Strsuss ft Son. Joseph, Inc., Buffalo, N. Y. lOOJW 

Swsrts. W. P, York. Pa. 25.00 

Toledo Rubber Co, Toledo, 25.01 

Union Supply Co, Toledo. O. 50.00 

Utica Cycle ft Supply Co., Utica, N. Y SOJW 

Vim Cycle Hardware Co., Bnff^o, N. Y... 100.00 

Walthour ft Hood Co, AtlanU, Oa. 100.00 

Westing Co., G. H.. Indisnapolis. Ind 50.00 

Wyeth ilardware ft Mfg. Co., St. Joseph, 

Mo. 25.00 

York Supply Co, GreenvUU, 25.00 

Manufacturers' Agents 

CoSman, A. B., Toledo, 50.00 

Funke, Herbert F. L., New York. N. Y... 25X» 

Hastings ft Anderson, Chicago, la 50.00 

Pierce P. K.. Jersey City, N. J 25.00 

Trade Papers and Miscellaneous 

Amsns Society, The, High, Iowa 25JK) 

Bicycling World, New York, N. Y 50.00 

Bicycle News, Nsw York lOOJM 

Motorcycle ft Bicycle Illustrsted, N. Y... 50.00 

Motorcycling ft Bicycling, Chicago, 111. . . . 100.00 

Sampson, R. W., New York, N. Y 100.00 

Contributors in 1916 

Callendsr, W. D, Chicago, 111 $75.00 

Cogglns ft Owens, Baltimore, Hd. 10.00 

Crosby Co.. The, Buffalo. N. Y 90.00 

Fry, Keyser Reading, Pa 10.00 

Ooodycsr Tire ft Rubber Co, Akron, O.. 2.501.15 

Ooodycsr Tire ft Rubber Co,, Akron. O... 211.29 

Grsdy ft Co.. J. W., Worcester. Msss lOO.OO 

Great Western MCs. Co., Lsporte. Ind 50.00 

New Departure Mff. Co., Bristol, Conn... 75JXI 

Troxel Mfg. Co., Blyrla, 10.90 

Tucker Wood Work Co., Sidney, 10.00 

Total 13,142.44 

What Foreign Cyde Men Think 
ol the Directorate's Achievesoents 

THE Motorcycle amd Cytte Trader, a am- 
serralive Eogtish trade poUkatioi), has 
commented ^TOraUy sereral times i^khi tbe 
work of tbe United Cycle Trade Directorate 

and in a recent number had this to say : 

"Compared with wbat the American trade 
is doing, our own attitude towards trade pos- 
sibilities is one of indiffereiMre, and this is not 
merely because we are in war time, but it 
applie equally to the alleged activities ab- 
servable in twrtnal conditions. Individual 
traders here and there are found who are al- 
ways pulling for more bosiness, but in the 
majoritj- of instances men are evidently satisfied 
to take things as they come. If by reascm of 
circumstances orders and jobs omdc in wiifa 
a rush they are often more inclined to grumble 
than to be glad. 

r^wmmAimw, Tnulc fai Lose 

"As for any of them aiqfwhere attempting to 
get up a rombined onslau^t against tlie apathy 
of the ooii-cycling section of the public, it is 
never thought of. ' 

RH>resentative of the cycle trade throughout 
the Dominion of Canada have shown their ap- 
proval of the Directorate's work by adopting 
many of its methods, and have pushed a similar 
upbuilding campaign vigorously, using a 
quantity of the Directorate display material 
The Canadians are already planning a con- 
tinuance of the work for next year. 

An Australian trade man who visited the 
Directorate office recently expressed regret that 
conditions existing in his own country do not 
at present permit adoption of the plans applied 
here. He was enthusiastic in his approval of 
the broad co-operation manifested by American 
cycle men. 

A recent visitor from India, who is an editor 
of a trade journal as well as an actual operator 
in the cycle field, expressed admiration of the 
thoroughness with which the boosting campaign 
in the United States has been carried along, 
and is clipping for his journal much of the 
helpful material appearing in the Million 
Bicycles Bulletin. 

August 9, 1917. 


AVhat Has Been Accomplished 
in Bicycle Exploitation 

The Directorate's Report of the Work Done During the Past Several Months in Its 

Campaign for a Bigger Bicycle Business with a Resume of the Direct Results 

Attained for the Money Expended; The Lessons Learned by the Mistakes of 

the First Year and How They Are to Be Turned to Advantage in Bicycle 

Promotion Campaigns to Come 

ter Rinck, upon 
whose shoul- 
ders fell the 
greater part of 
the burden of 
putting across 
■ the United Cy- 
I cle Trade Di- 
i rectorate cam- 
I paign, and do- 
I ing it in a con- 
vincing style 
that would sell 
the plan alike to the cycle trade that 
■was spending the money and the 
dealer who zi-as receiving the full bene- 
fit of the broad-gauge effort to make 
him get the most out of the business, 
has been a busy man indeed, judged 
by the comprehensive work report 
which the Directorate submits here- 
with. And the report, by the way, is 
a tribute to the energy, initiative and 
integrity of the Manager who has 
seen to it that the trade received dollar 
for dollar value on the nearly $40,000 
expended in exploitation of the bicycle. 

P EFORE giving in detail the result 
*^ of our work, a summary in a broad 
way first might be in order. The activ- 
ities which were to engage us were 
forecasted by the report of the Milhon 
Bicycles Committee last year. Your 
approval of it and your authorization 
to proceed with its fulfillment is the 
basis on which we began. Do not for 
one moment forget in your considera- 
tion of this work that it is yours, and 
in so far as you have failed to give it 
co-operation, it has handicapped us, 
and our results must be measured by 
that degree of co-operation we did re- 
ceive. From our contributors we de- 
sire an attitude of holding us to strict 
accountability, and we hope they will 
not hesitate to satisfy themselves as 
to how we have borne our obligation. 
A majority of your directors have 
kept in contact and given close super- 
TTsioi^to all phases of the work. It 
has jCgD handled as are (heir own af- 
fairs, ^ur nianager has proven cap- 

able, conscientious and devoted to the 
spirit and substance of the work, of 
the highest integrity and with an 
executive ability equal to the tasks put 
before him. 

We can assure you, because we 
know, that the work has been absolute- 
ly free of any petty graft, loss or 
wastage due to indifference or care- 
lessness, which we are all so ready to 
expect from public affairs. 

Our first action was authorizing the 
contracts for the display material 
recommended by our Sales Promotion 
Committee. This was necessary at 
once because of the length of time 
needed for their manufacture and the 
rapid advances in all paper material. 

Free DUtribution a MUtake 

While we feel that this idea of free 
distribution of display material had 
some special value in this, our first 
year, we believe, on the whole, it was 
the most serious mistake we made. 
Valuable and productive in securing 
the desired publicity as this method 
would have for an individual concern, 
it was therefore but natural, in view of 
our inexperience and lacking the com- 
prehension of our work which we feel 
the year has given us, that we should 
have passed upon it as of great value 
to our purpose. Unfortunately, it tied 
us down to an expenditure of over 
one-half of our secured funds for one 
item, which did not prove especially 
successful or productive of any impor- 
tant tangible 
results. It must, f 
however, n o t || 
be lost sight of , 
that this was 
not our inten- 
tion, but that 
it made up but 
one - third of 
our budget. 
But with a con- 
servative treas- ] 
urer, its actual m 
result was to ^ 
force an elimi- * 

nation of much of the other work 
planned, in order to avoid what would 
have proven a serious deficit. 

It is not possible to convey to you 
the influence this ha;j had upon our 
work, curtailing seriously our staff, 
handicapping us for months, if we 
were to settle our accounts payable 
with checks, which we had decided we 
must do. It must not be overlooked 
that this shortage of funds lies with 
you and not with us, and that, had we 
received it, much more effective re- 
sults would have been accomplished 
through the use of this material. We 
realize now that, while it is our proper 
function to train the dealer to trim 
his window and brighten up his store 
with all the material available, it is 
not our province to furnish that ma- 
terial. We have found, too, in the 
lack of response to our offers of this 
material free that the dealer is willing 
to use that which is spent tvith him, 
but has little interest in that which is 
spent OH him. We feel that it has 
served a purpose of some value in 
bringing before the dealer in a visible, 
spectacular manner the interest the 
trade has in his welfare. 

It was also largely responsible for 
our failure to carry out a policy we 
early decided upon and announced : 
that of making frequent direct reports 
to the trade of the work and thereby 
constantly selling it to those most in- 
terested. With our limited staff the 
pressure of the work with the dealer, 
pardonably, we 
n f e e I , received 
H your manager's 
UB first attention. 
1- We deluded 
-■ ourselves with 
ft the hope that 
I the confidence 
j th e trade 
~J would have 
■9 with the men 

5S who were serv- 
« ing them, and 
that through 
our literature, 
bulletins, the 


Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

August 9, 1917. 

140 pages of reading notices the trade papers 
gave us would largely satisfy the trade that we 
were up and doing. 

We feel, too, there has been general doubt 
and uncertainty regarding the value and even 
the efficient performance of the work we felt it 
wise to do. As usual, very little of this was 
expressed to us direct, and yet where else could 
your doubts be so effectively banished and 
any helpful criticism put to its greatest use? 
We feel there has been too strong a tendency to 
fight the thing — even though for one reason or 
another you had contributed — instead of that 
friendly, helpful spirit of co-operation which 
this work must have. Unless you are ready for 
this, fight it hard and openly. 

Was the first roseate story too full of big 
promises, the picture too strongly painted, lack- 
ing perspective, and so we misled into expecta- 
tions far beyond the possibilities of realization? 
"A Million Bicycles in 1916" and, perforce, 
postponed until 1917, when we all knew the 
thing was utterly impossible; and yet back of 
it all we still held the feeling that this work 
had promised to bring back the boom days right 
away. We heard men seriously discuss the im- 
possibility of securing sufficient material for a 
"Million Bicycles in 1917." Consider it sanely 
— ^here is an enterprise — an idea until January 
— then a month or so of its early days of or- 
ganization, with its final resources of $44,- 
036.99 at its disposal, much of it coming in too 
late to be made effective use of — $20,183.29 of 
it used in an ineffective way and up to July 
1st with a balance of receipts for all our other 
work of $11,538.18. Used how effectively and 
with what results ? We deal with that in detail 

A CompariMm of Methods 

To those adherents of a campaign largely 
confined to advertising publicity, contrast the 
results accomplished with the amount of space 
this money would have purchased in, say, the 
Saturday Evening Post — ^just about two pages. 

We believe this proves convincingly a tre- 
mendous value in the chief phases of our work 
as laid up for the year and warrants its con- 
tinuance as outlined in following pages. Any 
expectation that it will have a radical in- 
fluence at once is futile. We" estimate that it 
will take three years for its force to be apparent 
in substantial evidence of increased business, 
and that thereafter it would be a power in the 
trade which no one would consider doing with- 

Regardless of what our thought was, what 
promises were held out in first exploiting the 
idea, is it reasonable to expect that an organiza- 
tion in existence but a few months, with $11,- 
538.18 to use in really effective work, will prove 
a tremendous sales force when you are not 
happy with results achieved through matured, 
thoroughly established organizations of your 
own? In no way does this indicate impotence 
in the idea if carried out with real vision in a 
big way and with courage to see it through to 

It is work you do now, incidentally and in 
most cases largely haphazard, but transferred 
to a corps of specialists and experts. Under 
such trade leadership, co-ordinating and secur- 
ing the full power of co-operation in national 

and community campaigns, a great increase in 
racing, newspaper co-operation, etc., is possible 
and not obtainable otherwise. 

In our opinion its continuance would be the 
wisest, the biggest result-producing thing you 
can do for your business today. It is strengthen* 
ing and building the foundation on which all 
your other work rests. Much of your other 
work is an attempt to take business from the 
other fellow. This is 100 per cent an effort to 
create new business. 

This report is made up from data submitted 
to our office and gives the facts and figures 
showing the actual restilts accomplished dtuing 
the year up to July 1st and is exact in its totals, 
with no liberties taken by estimating or round- 
ing out by guesses, except when definitely 

In view of the very short time this organiza- 
tion has been in existence, allowing us no ad- 
vantage of having our field form the habit of 
submitting to us the proofs of the results of 
our work with them and having no field staff 
which would be zealous in collecting it and sub- 
mitting definite reports of the intangible work^ 
it is reasonable to assume that the results are 
considerably in excess of those shown, but this 
estimate we prefer you to make for yourselves. 

The bulk of our time and money was given 
to the following activities : 

The Activities in Detail 

1. Writing and publishing the Million Bicycles 
Bulletin, of which seven numbers were issued 
during the existence of the United Cycle Trade 
Directorate. During the year our mailing list 
increased from 12,000 to 21,000 dealers. The 
total number mailed was 132,000, an average of 
16,500 an issue and the total cost including post- 
age and mailing was $4,620.44, on the average 
of $660.66 an issue. The cost of the single 
copy figures out at $.035. 

The benefits accruing from the publication of 
the Million Bicycles Bulletin can be judged 
from number of letters from dealers praising 
the bulletin and making plain that it is accom- 
plishing its good work which have reached the 
desk of Manager Rinck. 

2. Furnishing advertising electrotypes and 
matrices for dealers' display advertising. The 
total number of matrices and electros in one, 
two, three, four and seven column sizes sent 
out, all upon specific request from the dealer, 
was 2,907 and the estimated column-inch meas- 
ure of the newspaper space used considering 
that each "ad" was run once was 57,555; and 
the estimated value of this advertising space is 
$16,888.75. It must be remembered 3iat many 
of these ads were repeated while doubtless not 
a few of them made their appearance in en- 
larged form so that the space and value esti- 
mates are probably low. We also have on hand 
letters in abundance tending to prove the effi- 
cacy of the newspaper advertising campaign. 

3. Promotion of National Bicycle Week, April 
28-May 5. We have actually received clippings 
proving the use of 27,080 column inches of ad- 
vertising matter used by dealers ; 60,366 inches 
of free publicity matter or an aggr^;ate of 
379,120 agate lines of newsf^per space with an 
approximate circulation o£ 1,000,000 and a total 
value of $34,047.50. 

The three special prizes offered for dealers 

August 9, 1917. 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 


rated at $10,000 or less for the best Bicycle 
Wedc advertising went to P. B. Rutan & Son, 
Elmira, N. Y. ; U. C. Hansen & Co., Ogden, 
Utah, and L. Le Grande Johnson, Irvington, 
N. J. The prize for dealers rated at over $10,- 
000 went to the Buckeye Motor & Cycle Co., 
Akron, Ohio. 

Charles H. Turner, Albany, N. Y. ; O'Neil- 
Williams Co., Greenville, S. C, and the Hafer 
Auio Co., Joplin, Mo., won the prizes for the 
best window displays during the week in the 
$10,000 or less rating class; the G. H. Westing 
Co., Indianapolis, Ind., took the window display 
prize in the higher rating class. Toledo took 
the prize for staging the "best all around Bi- 
cycle Week celebration" and pulled 12 full 
pages of advertising and text matter in the 
newspapers bearing on the subject. 

AH told, there were no fewer than 21 news- 
papers which ran special Bicycle Week sections 
of at least a full page of matter, while 30 towns 
and cities reported the staging of special cycle 
events during the week according to well de- 
fined plans and suggestions offered by the 
United Cycle Trade Directorate. These plans 
included road and track races, novelty races, 
ladies' day, riding contests with best appearance 
prizes, parades, guessing contests, etc. 

Encouraging Cycle Racing 

4. Encouraging and supervising amateur 
races. In this connection we have figured in 
the promotion of no less than 128 race meets in 
which 7,600 riders are reported to have partici- 
pated. We have donated prizes to the number 
of 1,803 to the riders figuring in these meets 
the retail value of the prizes totaling $7,631. 

The contributors to the racing prize list fol- 
American Wood Rim Co., Onaway, Hich. 
Baker, Murray ft Imbrie, New York, N. Y. 
Bicycle Mfrs. Aaan. 
Bicycle News, New York, N. Y. 
Bicycling World, New York City. 
Bridgeport Braas Co., Bridgeport, Conn. 
BnSalo Specialty Co., Bnffalo, N. Y. 
Chicago Cycle Supply Co., Chicago, III 
Croaby Co^ The, Buffalo, N. Y. 
Diamond Chain ft Mfg. Co., Indianapolis, Ind. 
Dow Wire ft Iron Works, Louisville, Ky. 
Eclipse Machine Co., Elmira, N. Y. 
Federal Rubber Co., Cudahy, Wis. 
Fiak Rubber Co., Chicopee Falls, Hast. 
Goodyear Tire ft Rubber Co., Akron, O. 
Han Lamp Co., C. H. 
Harley- Davidson Motor Co., Milwaukee. 
Hawtbome Mfg. Co., Bridgeport, Conn. 
Hendee Mfg. Co., Springfield, Mass. 
International Stampmg Co., Chicago, IlL 
L. ft C. Mfg. Co., Henniker, N. H. 
EcUy Handle Bar Co., Cleveland, O. 
Hajestic Mfg. Co., Worceater, Mass. 
Mossberg Co., Frank, Attleboro, Mass. 
Motorcycling ft Bicycling, Chicago. 
Motorcycle ft Bicycle Illustrated, New York. 
New Departure Mfg. Co., Bristol, Coon. 
Mott Wheel Works. Utica, N. Y. 
Peraons Mfg. Co., Worceater, Mu>. 
Reading Saddle Mfg. Co., Reading, Pa. 
Schrader'a Son. A., Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Standard Co., The, Torrington, Conn. 
Stevens ft Co., New York, N. Y. 
Tucker Wood Work Co., Sidney. O. 
United SUles Tire Co., New York, N. Y. 
Veeder Mfg. Co., Hartford, Conn 

5. Assisting the dealer through correspon- 
dence, no funds for persohal contact being avail- 
able. In this connection 12,146 letters have 
been written. 132.000 bulletins distributed be- 

sides other work along this line including the 
distribution of window cards, trims, posters 
and circulars, stickers, lantern slides, cutouts to 
the aggregate number of 288,175 pieces of read- 
ing matter. 

6. Distributing lantern slides. Eight slide 
designs were used and 1,250 were sent out at a 
total cost including distribution of $262.53. For 
their display in moving picture houses we esti- 
mate that dealers spent $3,200. 

7. Furnishing display materials. Life size 
cutouts to the number of 6,000 were purchased 
at a cost of $10,264 including crates. Of these 
1,279 were distributed gratis and 320 sold, 
bringing in a net return of $664.56. Show 
cards in sets of 10 were purchased to the num- 
ber of 100,000 of which 75,000 have been dis- 
tributed. The total cost of this activity includ- 
ing distribution costs was $6,135.29. Some 20,- 
000 window trims were bought at a cost of 
$3,784 including distribution costs and 16,000 
of these have been distributed to date. 

About Trade Paper Work 

8. General. In line with this our work with 
the trade papers, securing and furnishing news 
and reading matter to them, of which we se- 
cured a total of 140 pages, one trade paper in 
an allied line, for instance, has requested that 
we furnish one page of matter monthly which 
they hold at a value of $50. The magazine. 
Retailing, circulating among store managers 
and retailers of all kinds, ran an article on the 
use of the bicycle in delivery service which we 
furnished, so also did the National Grocer. The 
Osborne Company, publishers of art calendars, 
were induced to use the "Ride a Bicycle" slogan 
on samples of art calendars showing landscape 
scenes and to include in their line of monthly 
advertising calendars a series of bicycle adver- 
tisements. This company has a force of one 
hundred traveling men, covering every town in 
the country. We have furnished the national 
headquarters of the Boy Scouts copy for a 
pamphlet on cycling, which will circulate among 
Scout Masters and Boy Scouts, It contains in- 
formation enabling the scout to obtain a "Merit 
Badge" for cycling and it is full of helpful ad- 
vice and interesting data to keep alive and in- 
crease the interest of Boy Scouts in cycling. 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated August 9. 1917. 


Directorate Reports Gii;e Bright Promise for the future 

THERE is great encouragement and the stimulus of actual achievement for every cycle 
dealer in the United States, and for every manufacturer of cycles or kindred products, in 
the first annual reports of the United Cycle Trade Directorate which appear elsewhere 
in this number, and it is earnestly to be hoped that they will be read and carefully digested by 
everyone affiliated in any way with the allied industries. Confined as they necessarily are to a 
businesslike recital of developments throughout the past year, the reports (with the exception of 
the recommendations for broadening the campaign during the coming twelve months), will con- 
vey little or no news to trade workers; but they are worthy of study as official records of the 
progress that has been made, not wituout the surmounting of obstacles, towards the fulfillment 
of a big idea — the nationalization of the bicycle in America. 

The success of the Directorate in its initial year has not been attained without hard and con- 
scientious work, a broad spirit of co-operation and a considerable sacrifice of personal interests 
by the members of the Board, and the fact that the matter of funds loomed threateningly from 
time to time did not simplify the situation. It required courage to trudge onward unwaveringly 
towards an ideal when at times some of the very men for whom the ultimate results were in- 
tended adopted an attitude of indifference or skepticism; but the work progressed, enthusiasm 
was maintained, steady and carefully planned efforts began to reflect themselves in the general 
enlivenment of the trade, and at last the Directorate and its Manager found the industry as a 
whole, manufacturers, jobbers and dealers, lining up solidly behind the national movement. 
That is the condition today, and if there is indifference still to be found here and there in the 
various branches of the trade it is safe to say that it will soon give way under the pressure ni 
results which speak for themselves. 

Stress has been placed in the annual reports upon the value of strengthening the dealer as 
the obvious point of contact between the manufacturer and the buying public, which is another 
way of saying, of course, that the manufacturer's strongest appeal can always be made through 
the men who come face to face with the market, rather than through costly national advertising 
campaigns or other methods which are certain to be less direct. Having the dealer constantly in 
mind as the "point of contact," the Directorate feels, and rightly that no reasonable expenditure 
will be too high for next year's work if it improves the sales ability of the dealer and thus sharp- 
ens the contact. A monthly paper, to be sent free to dealers, is recommended as one of the inno- 
vations for the coming twelve months, and it is also suggested that a staff of five field workers be 
selected to visit the retailers and put them in thorough accord with the national campaign. 
These features of the proposed program for 1917-1918 commend themselves at once, the field 
staff particularly. Cycle dealers are tired of being "preached at." It is difficult for them to be- 
lieve that anyone sitting in an office in a remote city can direct and guide them as well as they can 
direct and guide themselves, but they will welcome a personal visit from a traveler who can 
meet them, man to man, hear their story, and of?er practical suggestions. 

There is the experience of 1916-1917 to build upon, backed up by the co-operation of more 
cycle dealers than have ever been enlisted for similar effort since the boom days, and it may be 
taken for granted therefore that all the recommendations offered by the Directorate are based 
upon the clear-cut demands of the situation; that they are the outcome of painstaking delibera- 
tions covering the whole field of operations so far developed, and upon the reports of the dealers 
themselves in hundreds of cities. Under the circumstances, there is little doubt that the proposed 
program will be approved and that the funds needed to insure its success it will be provided for 
on a basis of absolute certainty. 

The management of "Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated." on this anniversary of the author- 
ization of plans for the body, extends congratulations to the United Cycle Trade Directorate 
and its lieutenants and co-workers upon the highly satisfactory results achieved and to the deal- 
ers throughout the land who have had the wisdom to ally themselves with the big movements May 
there be many returns of the Directorate birthday under equally encouraging conditions! 

August 9. 1917. 




Standardization Committee of Motorcycle and Allied Trades Association and S. A. E. 

in Session at Atlantic City, Appoints Committee of Five to Place Training 

Camp Suggestion Before WashingtcmMilitary Officials at Early Date; 

Further Standards to Be Considered in Chicago, August 27 


Atlantic Cftv, N. J.. Aug. 7.— The 
outstanding feature of Ihe meeting held at 
the Hotel Tray more yesterday by the 
Stanilardi^atioti Commitlee of motorcycle 
m-^iiiifacturers and S. A. E. officials was 
ihe appointment of a committee to confer 
with the Washington authorities in an ef- 
fort to have a Government training camp 
set aside exclusively for army motor- 
It was the sense of the meeting that the 
training of riders who will be able to meet 
all the technical requirements of military 

t the s 

c do j 

c to 

their machines, is one of the most impor- 
tant matters now confronting the motor- 
cycle interests of the country. It is known 
that England and France, and presumably 
the other European nations at war, have 
trained their motorcycle scouts and dis- 
patch riders most painstakingly, and Ameri- 

can army chiefs are rapidly c»ming around 
to the idea that the desired results cannot 
be obtained hy the single- tracker divisions 
of our fighting forces unless every motor- 
cyclist is given a systematic and compre- 
hensive training course. 

The committee, which is composed of 
T. W. Henderson, F. J. Weschler. W, S. 
Harley, Frank W. Schwinn and K. W. 
Ztmmerscheid. vice-president of the Auto- 
motive Transportation Committee of the 
S. A. E., will visit Washington at the earli- 
est possible date and lay before official 
circles there the general plan for a motor- 
cyclists' training camp. So far as can he 
learned, the committee has no location in 
mind for the camp at this time, nor has it 
been definitely decided that one large cam|). 
centrally located, will meet the rcttiiiremcnls 
of the situation better than half a dozen 
smaller camps distributed throughout the 
country. It is felt, however, that these 


Manager Rindc Arranges Novel Exhibit in the Belvidere of the Con- 
▼enti<Hi Hotel at Atlantic City to Visualize the ProgreM Made 

CONVENTION HEADQUARTERS, the campaign on the broad lines which the 
Atlantic City, N. J.. Aug. 7.^An ex- 
hibit that is so laid out as to show in 
progressive steps the work accomplished 
among dealers by the United Cycle Trades 
Directorate during the past year occupies a 
i;aod part of the spacious Belvidere on the 
eleventh floor of the Hotel Traymore, and 
has been studied with keen interest by all 
attendants at the convention. 

Reflecting much constructive thought and 
ingenuity on the part of Manager Walter 
Rinck. the display embodies clippings of 
newspaper advertisements used by cycle 
dealers, extracts from the trade press, let- 
ters offering the co-operation of trade 
men and newspapers throughout the coun- 
try, and some striking figures, the latter 
thowing on a cold-fact basis that for every 
dollar expended by the United Cycle Trader; 
Directorate the dealers are inspired to 
spend hundreds. All the data prepared by 
Manager Rinck, and included in this inter- 
esting exhibit, goes to prove that an en- 
couraging degree of co-operation has al- 
ready been achieved, tod that the helpful 
influences set at work will be multiplied 
ten times if it is found possible to continue 

the campaign on the broad lin 
Directorate has in mind. 

In order to give the newspaper and 
magazine dippings and other printed mat- 
ter effective display, and to make it easy 
for visitors to obtain a quick and at the 
same time comprehensive idea of what is 
lieing done. Manager Rinck has utilised a 
dozen folding screens on which the ma- 
terial is attractively arranged. On each 
screen some striking point concerning the 
operations of the Directorate among the 
dealers is brought out through the medium 
of a special decorated picture or diagram. 
The material on one screen, for example, 
shows with the aid of a simple chart how 
$700 worth of high-class advertising was 
done hy Boston cycle men as a result of 
educational work hy the Directorate, which 
cost the individual bicycle manufacturer 
approximately $12. These particular charts 
strike the keynote of the whole Directorate 
policy — the systematic encouragement of 
the dealer to the point where he will ap- 
preciate the wisdom of expending hts own 
money and his o^n efforts for the advance- 
ment of the Ucycte. 

Jl was appreciated at the outset that the 


It is not believed that it will lie found 
necessary to employ officers of foreign 
motorcycle detachments to train the Ameri- 
can riders: in all probability the course of 
drills, maneuvers, trials and studies will 
be worked out at joint conferences of 
motorcycle factory representatives and 
army officials. It is possible, however, thai 
if the plan goes through several English 
and I'Vench officers of motorcycle compa- 
nies, with a year or two of actual fighiini: 
experience behind Ihcm. may be invited to 
give lectures for the benerit of Uncle Sam's 
riders. It is known that there are a num- 
lier of such officers in the country who will 
welcome an opportunity to co-ojieralc in 
the training of American motorcycle forces. 

In connection with the discussion relative 
(Continued on page 41) 

Mircctiirate ci<u\i\ not afford to finance such 
a widcspraed advertising and educational 
campaign as was needed, and that the solu- 
tion of the situation lay in working up tbf 
interest and enthusiasm of the dealer l« 
the point where be would supplement the 
activities of the Directorate hy spending 
some of his own money. 

Arranged around the sides of the Belvi- 
dere arc a number of bicycles featuring tht 
remarkably artistic cut-outs which have 
been supplied to bicvcle dealers during the 
past year hy the Directorate. These cut- 
outs, which have already been descrilie ' 
and illustrated in the trade press, are so 
life-like in appearance that at a distance 
of 25 yards they have actually deceived 
some of the folk around the hotel into be- 
lieving that they were looking upon flcih- 
and-hlood riders. It is announced that 
the Directorate still has on hand a con- 
siderable number of these cut-outs, and 
dealers who are interested in getting them 
are invited to get in touch with Manager 
Rinck at the New York headquarter* of 
the Directorate, 373 Rroadway. 

Several conferences and meetings of the 
bicycle men have been .itaged in the Belvi- 
dere. and in the intervals Manager Rinck 
has been kept busy making the rounds of 
the exhibit with visitors and pointing out 
the high lights in the organization's first 
year of work. 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

August 9, 1917. 

Right There By the Seaside With the 204 Delega 



ATLANTIC CITY, Aug. 9— Up until the 
last minute tonight. 204 cycle trade 
folk^ had signed the official register at 
(he Traymore making the present mid- 
summer gathering quite the largest affair 
(it its sort that has ever been staged by 
the two-whceler initustry. The full list 
t>f the trade folks registered follows : 
Edward Buffum, Hendee Mfg. Co.. To- 
ronto, Ont. 
T. C. Butler, Jr., Hendee Mfg Co.. 

SpHnRfield. Mass. 
Robert W. Bush, W. B, Swartz Co.. York. 

Gabriel S. Bush, Eclipse Machine Co., El- 

mira. N. Y. 
Martin Brothenon, Hafer Auto Co.. Jop- 

iin, Mo, 
Geo. T. BriggB, Wheeler-Schebler Car- 
buretor Corp.. Indianapolis. Ind. 
Auguate Ernest Bregent, A. E. Brcgeni, 

Montreal. Oue. 
John W. Brandt. Troicel Mfg. Co., Elyria. 

Co.. St. 

I Co.. El- 

Edgar Boren, Simmons Hdw 

Louis, Mo. 
T. N. Biddle. Eclipse Machin» 

mira. N, Y. 
Luigi Bererdo, Reading -Standard Co.. 

Rendintr. Pa, 
Irving Beck, Fentress Newton Mfg. Co. 

and Rogers Mfg. Co. 

H. D. Benner, Federal Rubber Co.. Mil- 
waukee. Wis. 

R. U. Barwise, Diamond Chain & Mfg. 
Co.. Indianapolis, Ind. 

F. A. Baker, Baker. Murry & Imbrie. 
.\ew York City. 

F. E. Baldwin, Westfield Mfg. Co.. West- 
field, Mass. 

Thomas Crabtree, Majestic Mfg. Co.. 
Worcester, Mass. 

H. L. Corey, Champion Spark Plug Co.. 
Toledo, Ohio. 

A. B. Co&man, American Wood Rim Co.. 
Onaway. Mich.; Eclipse Mach. Co. and 
Waco Mfg. Co. 

H. P. Schleininger, Motor Car Equip. 
Co.. N. Y. 

J. H. Cooper, Endurance Tire & Rubber 
Co.. New Brunswick, N. J. 

N. C. Cohen, Goodby Rankin Co.. Prov- 
idence. R. I. 

F. T. Chase, Frank Mossberg Co., Attle- 
boro. Mass. 

Edward Donn, Eclipse Machine Co., El- 

Frank T. ChsM, Ckairnuui of the Cycla 
Parte and Accewary AuocutioB's En- 
tnrtainment CoramittH, Who Im ChioSy 
Rstponiibls for ike Hue* Sacc«M of &• 
PreMDl CoDventioii 

.. N. Y- 


Kenneth Howard Dresser, Goodyea 
& Rubber Co.. Akron. Ohio. 

Arthur G. Chappie, Motor Car Equip. 
Co.. N. Y. 

Wm- E. Didil, CorbJn Screw Corp., New 
Britain, Conn. 

M. H. Deem, Reading Saddle & Mfg. Co.. 
Reading. Pa. 

Arthor Davidson, Harley-Dayidson Mo- 
tor Co., Milwaukee, Wis. 

August 9, 1917. 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

io Registered at the Cycle Trades Convention 

W. F. Emerson, Buffalo Metal Goods Co- 
Buffalo. N. Y. 

Jesse Edwards, EdwaMs-Crist Mfg. Co., 
Chicago, IH. 

B. A. Edgar. Westfield Mfg. Co., West- 
lield, Mass. 

Burton R. Felton, New England Pressed 
Steel Co., Natick. Mass. 

J. P. Fogarty, Westficid Mfp. Co., West- 
field. Mass. 

Keyser Fry, Reading Cycle Co., Read- 
ing, Pa. 

J. Ferguson, Eclipse Mch. Co., Elmira, 
N. Y. 

John A. Zucker, John A, Zucker, Cleve- 
land, O. 

H. F. L. Funkc, H. F. L. Funke Co.. Inc., 
New York City, 

F. H. Geomane, Standard Roller Bearing 
Co., Philadelphia, Pa. 

J. W. Gibson, Canada Cycle & Mfg. Co., 


. Ont. 

G. C. GaiUard, United States Tire Co., 
New York City. 

Harry A. Gliesman, Miami Cycle & M[g. 
Co., Middlelown. O. 

Albert E. Goodby, Goodby-Rankin Co.. 
Providence, R. I. 

Edward S. Gram, The Crosby Co., Buf- 
falo. N. Y. 

A. E. Griffith, New Departure MfR. Co.. 
Bristol. Conn, 

Wm. H. (JroTer, W. H. Grover, Norfolk. 

Frank R. Guyon, Elyria Iron & Steel Co.. 

Cleveland, Ohio. 
A. J. Gunn, H. F. L. Funke Co., New 

York City. 
Harry G. Haft, C. M. Hall Lamp Co., 

New York City. 

C. E. Mor«lion««, the Second M*mb«r of 
Ibe Parttmakmu' Enl«rt«iiun«iit Commit- 
tM, Who Hai Worked UntiriDgly with 
Chairman Chaao with « Viow of Makiaf 
tba GatheriaB Now On Iho Beat Enr 

Chas. A. Hall, Hall-Williams Co., Min- 
neapolis. Minn. 

Geo. R. Hall, Indiana Rubber 8f Insulated 
Wire Co., Joncsboro, Ind. 

E. C. Huntington, Stevens & Co.. New 
York City. 

Horace M. Huffman, Davis Sewing Ma- 
chine Co., Dayton. Ohio. 

M. J. Horton, New Deparlure Mfg, Co., 
Bristol, Conn. 

L. J. Hood. Walthour & Hood Co., At- 
lanta, Ga. 

Wm. Holland, Holland Baden Ramsey 
Co., Baltimore. Md. 

John W. Henry, Vim Cycle Hdw. Co., 
Buffalo, N, Y. 

T. W. Henderson, Henderson Motorcycle 
Co., Detroit. Mich. 

Oscar E. Hedstrom, Hendee Mfg. Co., 
Springfield, Mass. 

Capt. P. C. Heacock, U. S. A., Hendee 
Mfg, Co., Springfield. Mass. 

E. Horace Hawthorne, Hawthorne Mfg, 
Co.. Bridgeport, Conn. 

Ellsworth A. Hawthorne, Hawthorne 
Mfg. Co., Bridgeport, Conn. 

Henry E. Haws, Firestone Tire & Rubber 
Co.. Akron. Ohio. 

Francis H. Harris, B. F. Goodrich Co., 
Akron. Ohio. 

Wm. S. Harley. Harley-Davidson Motor 
Co.. Milwaukee, Wis. 

W. B. Harding. United States Tire "^ 
Indianapolis, Ind. 

(Continued on page 42) 



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August 9, 1917. 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 



Appeal of tbe Traymore's Many Nooks and Comers, the Beach and 
Boardwfilk Makes It Hard to Get Things Started 

v^ Atlantic City, N. J., Aug. 7. — The 
joint meeting of all associations and all 
ladies of the convention, which was sched- 
uled for 10 a. m. at the Hotel Traymore, 
and which was referred to in the official 
program as a "get-together" session, opened 
the day with an encouraging display of en- 
thusiasm, but failed to put any particularly 
strong emphasis on the aforementioned 
"get-together" idea. The Traymore is a 
spacious hostelry, with all kinds of invit- 
ing nooks, crannies, verandas and breeze- 
swept balconies, and the task of rounding 
up the conventionites from all comers of 
the big hotel and getting them to the scene 
of the joint meeting assumed Herculean 

Everybody was happy, smiling and inter- 
ested, but no one seemed particularly 
anxious to hit the trail of duty in the direc- 
tion of the meeting chamber. A satisfac- 
tory attendance of the tradesters was final- 
ly obtained, however, and President Daniel 
F. Printz, of the Cycle Parts and Acces- 
sories Association, made a short and pithy 
address of welcome. Mr. Printz was fol- 

big doings along trade lines, the meeting 
settled down to consideration of routine 
matters. There were no unusual develop- 

lowed by Chairman Frank Chase, of the 
General Arrangements Committee, who 
seconded the welcome and informed the 
various committeemen that they were ex- 
pected to "do their bit" promptly and en- 
thusiastically throughout the convention 
period in order that the full program might 
be put through on time. All preset adopt- 
ed an air of solemnity for a moment, rolled 
their eyes heavenward and said : "Aye, aye, 
sir," and then the whole crowd turned in 
three-quarters of an hour late for the next 
feature on the program; all of which goes 
to prove that staging a businesslike conven- 
tion in a hotel of the Traymore's size and 
attractiveness, and with fifty-seven varie- 
ties of amusements calling from the board- 
walk and the beach, is not as simple as it 
may look to the uninitiated. 

After the brief addresses by Messrs. 
Printz and Chase the attendance at the 
"get-together" session headed for the vari- 
ous rooms in which meetings of the Cycle 
Parts and Accessories Association, Bicycle 
Manufacturers* Association and Cycle Job- 
bers* Association were scheduled to occupy 
the remaining time before luncheon. 


(Continued from page 33) 

to training our army motorcyclists on a 
systematic basis, some interesting informa- 
tion was laid before the meeting by Cap- 
tain F. C. Heacock, of the 61st Infantry, 
now stationed at Gettysburg, Pa., but re- 
cently with a motorcycle detachment at the 
Mexican border. Captain Heacock talked 
of the results obtained through the use of 
motorcycles in army service along the Bor- 
der, and stated frankly that inexperienced 
riders had caused considerable trouble. He 
pointed out that the roads over which army 
motorcyclists are expected to operate range 
in most cases from fair to bad, and that a 
motorc>'clist who has nothing but nerve to 
commend him will quickly put his mount 
out of commission and thus automatically ' 
do away with his chances for meeting the 
expectations of his superiors. He argued 
that every army motorcyclist should know 
something about the fundamentals, at least, 
of repair work, and that he should be thor- 
oughly conversant with the general make- 
up of his machine. 

Some of the items listed for standardiza- 
tion at the recent New York meeting of 
the committee were approved at yesterday's 
conference, while action on others was de- 
ferred. It was decided that military motor- 
cycles, of all makes, will carry the stand- 
ard C.C. section rim, with 40 spokes and 
three-inch clincher tires. The spoke and 
nipple specifications will be the same 
throughout With reference to spark 
plugs, the committee approved the standard 
S. A. E. 18 mm. thread. 

Considerable thought was given to head- 
lamp mounting lugs and brackets, but it 
was found necessary to make only slight 
changes in the devices now generally ac- 
cepted as standard. It was agreed that 
greater standard izat»dh( can be brought 
ahoft in the height and taper of the mag- 
neto base. The standardized sizes for roller 

chains will be 5^-inch pitch and ^-inch 
width of roller. 

The controls for spark, throttle, brake, 
gear-shift, clutch, etc, are to be standard- 
ized throughout as to construction and the 
side of the machine from which they will 
be operated. When the matter of standard- 
izing fuel pipe fittings was taken up, it de- 
veloped that the best fittings obtainable can 
not be guarded against breakage under cer- 
tain conditions of usage, and the commit- 
tee devoted its efforts to plans for reducing 
the possibility of breakage to the minimum. 
Painstaking tests are to be made with a 
view of eliminating fuel pipe troubles as 
far as is mechanically possible, and a re- 
port will be submitted at the next meeting 
of the committee. 

M. W. Hanks, of the S. A. E., spoke at 
some length on the value of the lightweight 
motorcycle for dispatch work and scouting. 

The next meeting of the Standardization 
Committee will be held at the Congress 
Hotel, Chicago, Monday, August 27, at 
which time reports will probably be sub- 
mitted concerning the motorcycle training 
camp plan and the remaining items on the 
list for standardization in military motor- 


Only Routine Matters Considered at 
Seaside Convention Gathering 

Atlantic City, N. J., Aug. 7.— An in- 
teresting meeting of the Bicycle Manufac- 
turers' Association was held this morning 
with a good attendance, plenty of enthusi- 
asm and the usual assortment of hand- 

After everybody had told everybody else 
that he was looking spruce, spry and pros- 
perous, and that the outlook is excellent for 


Schwab Takes Presidency; Other 0£Bcers 
Reelected; Midwinter Meeting 

Atlantic City, N. J., Aug. 7.-— This 
morning's meeting of the Cycle Parts and 
Accessories Association resulted in the 
election of Louis Schwab to the presidency 
of that body, with DeWitt Page retained as 
vice-president and W. J. Surrc and C. E. 
Morehouse continued as treasurer and sec- 
retary, respectively. Frank Chase was re- 
tained as chairman of the Entertainment 
Committee, with power to select co- 

Van Cleef Bros., of Chicago, and the 
Standard Roller Bearing Co., of Philadel- 
phia, were taken in as new members of the 
association. It was announced that the 
mid-winter meeting of the Association will 
be held during the New York Auto Show. 


Trade Conventioners Gather at Keith's 
Where Nora Bayes ''Headlines" 

Atlantic City, N. J., Aug. 6.--A 
good-sized delegation of conventionites 
shook off the stains of travel in time to 
pay a visit at 8 o'clock this evening to 
Nora Bayes, et al, on Keith's Garden Pier, 
and in the words of the village poet, "a 
grand time was had by all." Xora was 
there (emphasis on that word "there," say 
the veterans), and the rest of the bill was 
varied and entertaining. 

Some of the leading lights in the con- 
vention crowd passed up the theatre party 
for the wheel chairs, and were to be seen 
giving the ocean Rialto the "double-O," 
while still others gathered on the Tray- 
more balconies, sniffed the cool and in- 
vigorating salt air and wondered how they 
could sneak in a swim, do a few stunts on 
the golf course, shake hands with a hun- 
dred friends, more or less, and also be 
among those present at the business meet- 
ings scheduled for tomorrow morning. 


New Departure, Eclipse, Firestone and 
Emblem Give Tokens 

A TLAXTIC CITY, X. J., Aug. 8.- 
*^ While souvenirs are not as plentiful 
as they have been at some previous con- 
ventions of the cycle trades, there are 
enough tokens going the rounds to keep 
up the true convention spirit. The New 
Departure Mfg. Co. distributed about 100 
boxes of high grade candy to the ladies 
of the convention party, and supplied the 
men with red. white and blue hat bands, 
bearing the New Departure symbol. 

The Eclipse Machine Co. gave out 
memorandum books, boxes of cigarettes 
and toy balloons, all of which were pop- 
ular with the trade visitors. Attractive 
white felt hats were supplied by the Fire- 
stone representatives and W. G. Schack, 
of the Emblem Mfg. Co., was more than 
ever a center of attraction when he began 
to pass out packs of artistic playing cards. 


Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 

August 9, 1917. 


Who's Who at the Atlantic City Trade Convention 

(Continued from page 35) 

H. P. Hansen^ Chicago 30yclc Supply 

Co., Chicago, 111. 
J. J. Hanse, United States Tire Co., New 

York City. 
G. H. Hamilton, Federal Rubber Co., Mil- 
waukee, Wis. 
Sidney L. Parker, Stevens & Co., New 

York City. 
S. A. Bevin, Bevin Bros. Mfg. Co., E. 

Hampton, Ct. 
H. A. French, Howard French & Co., 

Baltimore, Md. 
Adolph Kellese, Haverford Cycle Co., 

Buffalo, N. Y. 
L. H. Daughenbaugh, Fisk Rubber Co., 

Philadelphia, Pa. 
T. J. King, Diamond Chain & Mfg. Co., 

Indianapolis, Ind. 
E. Frost Knapp, The Standard Co., Tor- 

rington, Conn. 
W. S. Kyte, Stevens & Co., New York 

E. H. Leng, Great Western Mfg. Co., 

Laporte, Ind. 
E. Julius Lonn, Great Western Mfg. Co., 

Laporte, Ind. 
O. Ling, H, F. L. Funke Co., Inc., New 

York City. 
Clinton Lovell, K. & C. Mfg. Co., Hen- 

niker, N. H. 
Alvin J. Musselman, Indiana Rubber & 

Ins. Wire Co., Jonesboro, Ind. 
C. E. Morehouse, The Standard Co., Tor- 

rington, Conn. 
R. D. Mock, Hydraulic Pressed Steel Co., 

Cleveland, Ohio. 
George L. Mitchell, United States Tire 

Co., Detroit, Mich. 

E. W. Mink, New Departure Mfg. Co., 
Bristol, Conn. 

F. Mesinger, H. & F. Mesinger Mfg. Co., 
New York City. 

Donald J. Mclntyre, Bicycle News, New 
York City. 

Harry McCuUough EUison, Goodyear Tire 
& Rubber Co., Akron, Ohio. 

C. M. McCreery, Goodyear Tire & Rub- 
ber Co., Akron, Ohio. 

H. J. McCauley, Forsyth Metal Goods 
Co., East Aurora, N. Y. 

L. W. Marks, Bennett & Wood, Sidney, 

T. E. Martin, Henry Keidel Co., Balti- 
more, Md. 

John C. Manternach, Standard Parts Co., 
Cleveland, Ohio. 

John E. Maloney, Hydraulic Pressed 
Steel Co., Cleveland, Ohio. 

G. M. MacWilliam, Hyslop Bros. & Co., 
Toronto. Ont. 

John R. Neis, Splitdorf Electrical Co., 

Newark, N. J. 
Jonas B. Oglaend, Jonas B. Oglaend, 

New York City. 
Peter P. O'Horo, Excelsior Cycle Co., 

Michigan City, Ind. 
C. F. Olin, New Departure Mfg. Co., 

Bristol. Conn. 
W. A. Owens, Coggins & Owens, Balti- 
more, Md. 
Donald G. Perkins, Motorcycle & Allied 

Trades Assn.. New York City. 
DeWitt Page, New Departure Mfg. Co., 

Bristol, Conn. 

F. H. Brown, Kokomo Rubber Co., Ko- 
komo, Ind. 

Isaac L. Ecret, Miller, Ecret Co., Phila- 
delphia, Pa. 

George Pope, Bicycle Mfrs.' Assn., Hart- 
ford, Conn. 

Geo. M. Port, Colonial Rubber Co., New 
York City. 

Daniel F. Printz, Reading Saddle & Mfg. 
Co., Reading, Pa. 

M. S. Purple, Bevin Bros. Mfg. Co., East 
Hampton, Conn. 

Bert A. Quayle, Standard Parts Co., 
Cleveland, Ohio. 

H. S. Quine, Goodyear Tiro & Rubber 
Co., Akron, Ohio. 

Al Ray, Al Ray Co., Louisville, Ky. 

Wm. A. Rawson, Elyea Austell Co., At- 
lanta, Ga. 

Walter Rinck, United Cycle Trade Di- 
rectorate, New York City. 

Paul Rinck, Stevens & Co., New York 

Harold E. Ring, Frank Mossberg Co., 
Attleboro, Mass. 

G. W. Robb, G. W. Robb, Philadelphia, 

Geo. W. Roosevelt, Roosevelt Cycle Sup- 
ply Co., Chicago, 111. 

G. O. Rottweiler, Paramount Motor Co., 
Columbus, Ohio. 

J. W. Grady, J. W. Grady Co., Worces- 
ter, Mass. 

Ambrose M. Starr, Starr Bros. Bell Co., 
East Hampton, Conn. 

Geo. C. Strauss, Jos. Strauss Co., Inc., 
Buffalo, N. Y. 

Martin C. Stokes, United States Tire 
Co., New York City. 

Geo. G. Stephenson, Delta Electric Co., 
Marion, Ind. 

D. L. Spraker, Kokomo Rubber Co., Ko- 
komo, Ind. 

B. W. Snowman, Continental Rubber 
Works, New York City. 

Geo. C. Smith, J. W. Grady & Co., Wor- 
cester, Mass. 

F. A. Smith, F. A. Smith Mfg. Co., Roch- 
ester, N. Y. 

Max M. Sladkin, Haverford Cycle Co., 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

H. C. Severance, Racine Rubber Co., 
Racine, W^is. 

R. W. Seiberling, Indiana Rubber & In- 
sulated Wire Co., Jonesboro, Ind. 

E. W. Scott, Louis Rastetter & Sons, 
Fort Wayne, Ind. 

I. Schwinn, Arnold Schwinn Co., Chi- 
cago. 111. 
Louis Schwab, Stevens & Co., New York 

Alexander Scaison, Progressive Cycle & 

Supply Co., New York City. 
W. G. Schack, Emblem Mfg. Co., Angola, 

N. Y. 
Charles A. Sawyer, Persons Mfg. Co., 

Worcester, Mass. 
Fred St. Onge, A. E. Bregent, Montreal, 

Walter I. Tuttle, Frank Mossberg Co., 

Attleboro, Mass. 
Walter S, TuUis, Miami Cycle & Mfg. Co., 

Middletown, Ohio. 

E. E. Trundle, Firestone Tire & Rubber 
Co., Akron, Ohio. 

M. E. Toepel, Splitdorf Electrical Co., 

Newark, N. J. 

M. H. Tisne, A. Schrader's Son, Inc., 

Brooklyn, N. Y. 

E. Theurer, Reading Standard Co., Read- 
ing, Pa. 

J. E. Talty, Racine Rubber Co., Racine, 

Paul Van Cleef, Van Cleef Bros., Chi- 
cago, 111. 

Daniel R. Walls, Splitdorf Electrical Co., 
Newark, N. J. 

F. H. Wood, Buffalo Specialty Co., Buf- 
falo, N. Y. 

E. E. Wolf, Tucker Wood Work Co., 

Sidney, Ohio. 
H. S. Wise, Miami Cycle Co., Middle- 
town, Ohio. 
Stanley Wilson, D. P. Harris Hdw. & 

Mfg. Co., New York City. 
N. H. Oliver, Metal Specialties Mfg. Co., 

Daniel H. Wetzel, Mott Wheel Works. 

Utica, N. Y. 
D. Wcstreich, New York City. 
Frank J. Weschler, Hendee Mfg. Co., 

Springfield, Mass. 
Chas. E. Weaver, Kelly Handle Bar Co., 

Cleveland, Ohio. 
H. A. Watty, A. R. Mosler & Co., Mt 

Vernon, N. Y. 

B. S. Waterman, Goodyear Tire & Rub- 
ber Co., Boston, Mass. 

L. M. Wainwright, Diamond Chain & 
Mfg. Co., Indianapolis, Ind. 

Fred L. Brown, Pierce Cycle Co.. Buf- 
falo, N. Y. 

P. P. Pierce, Pierce Cycle Co., Buffalo, 
N. Y. 

L. D. Southmayd, Fisk Rubber Co., Chi- 
copee Falls, Mass. 

Albert L. Mackenzie, B. F. Goodrich Co., 
Boston, Mass. 

L. D. Harden, Westfield Mfg. Co., West- 
field, Mass. 

W. F. Bartlet, Wolverine Leather Goods 
Co., Detroit, Mich. 

S. Slosson, Cleveland Motorcycle Mfg. 
Co , Cleveland, Ohio. 

Fred K. Pierce, Superior Metal Products 
Co., Jersey City, N. J. 

W. Walter Shoemaker, Merkel Motor 
Wheel Co., Rochester, N. Y. 

H. Perlman, Perlman Cycle & Auto Sup. 
Co., New York City. 

Geo. H. Greiss, Geo. H. Greiss, Philadel- 
phia, Pa. 

W. J. Surre, Continental Rubber Co., 
Erie, Pa. 

Geo. Zimmermann, Miller-Ecret Co., 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

T. R. Palmer, Continental Rubber Works. 
Erie, Pa. 

Gustave H. Westing, G. H. Westing Co.. 
Indianapolis. Ind. 

C. A. Wigmore, Manufacturers' Supplies 
Co.. Philadelphia, Pa. 

B. W. Yorkers, A. Schrader's Sons. Inc., 

Brooklyn, N. Y. 
J. I. Brandenburg, -Duckworth Chain 4 

Mfg. Co., Sprtngfietd, Mass. 




August 9, 1917. 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 



Cyde Folks in Joint Meeting at Atlantic City Convention Give Recognition to the Benefits Derived 
from Dealer Educational Campaign; Lajring Plans for EquitaUe Fmiding Scheme for 

Three Years' Work; Views of Entire Trade Crystalized 


^ Atlantic City, N. J., Aug. 8. — Fea- 
tured by a unanimous vote for the continu- 
ance of the United Cyde Trades Direc- 
torate and its bicycle boosting campaign, 
and by the promulgation of plans which 
promise to make from $75,000 to $100,000 
available for the Directorate's operations 
in the coming year, the joint meeting of 
the Cycle Parts and Accessories Associa- 
tion, Bicycle Manufacturers' Association and 
the Cycle Jobbers, held at the Hotel Tray- 
more this morning, proved to be the busiest 
session so far developed by the convention 
program. After an interesting discussion, 
which brought out many expressions of ap- 
proval of the work so far accomplished, it 
was decided to place the continuance of 
the directorate plans on a three-year basis, 
and to consider measures for financing 
the proposition hereafter by proportionate 
taxation of the manufacturers of bicycles 
and their component parts. 

Webster on Trmde Coop«rmtion 

William M. Webster, of Chicago, com- 
missioner for several trade associations, 
among them the National Automobile Ac- 
cessory Jobbers' Association, addressed the 
gathering on the value of co-operative trade 
bodies, asserting that the value of organ- 
ized effort is evident from day to day in 
every branch of the national life. He made 
a plea for harmonious work by the various 
branches of the allied cycle industries. 

The City Qerk of Atlantic City, repre- 
senting the Mayor, who was ill, extended 
an official welcome to the conventionites 
and presented Chairman Printz with a key 
to the city, after which the meeting buckled 
down to the business of threshing out the 
Cyde Directorate situation. 

Treasurer Louis Schwab read extracts 
from the report on the directorate's work 
during the past year, and requested that 
every one present make it a point to view 
the results accomplished and the proposed 
plans from a broad angle before arriving 
at a dedsion as to what should be done 
for the future. 

Schwab Pleads for Contmaance 

"The first question to consider," said Mr. 
Schwab, "is this: Shall we continue the 
work which has been carried on by the 
United Cycle Trades Directorate for the 
past twelve months? When we have an- 
swered that question we shall be ready 
to consider the lines for our future activ- 
ities, and also the methods to be followed 
in raising the necessary ftmds. We have 
heard critidsms from time to time con- 
cerning the plans so far worked out, but 
we feel that they resulted from lack of 
familiarity with the inner aspects of the 
situation. We are convinced that the more 
the conditions are studied the greater will 

be the enthusiasm of the allied cycle bodies 
over our work. The directorate welcomes 
critical comments, and would like to re- 
mind the representatives of the cycle trades 
that the successful handling of the bicycle 
boosting campaign is really their job. The 
directorate simply handles the work and 
makes the expenditures, and every bicycle 
trade man should feel that he is directly 
tied up with the whole movement." 

After a brief discussion concerning some 
of the aspects of the directorate's work for 
the past year, John ("Vim") Henry, speak- 
ing for the jobbers, moved that the report 
of the directorate be received and approved 
There was no objection. 

The movement for systematic continua- 
tion of the national bicycle boosting cam- 
paign was started in motion by L. M. 
Wainwright of the Diamond Chain Mfg. 
Co., who stated that in his opinion the 
work should not be interrupted, and that 
he was prepared to give financial support 
as in the past. 

Treasurer Schwab offered a suggestion 
that the further handling of the directorate 
work should be placed on a three-year 
basis, in order that the plans launched, 
and those in contemplation, may be carried 
through to success without danger of having 
them upset or interrupted at the end of 
another year. This proposal met with the 
approbation of the meeting. A. B. Coff- 
man gave his support to the remarks al- 
ready made concerning the advisability of 
having the work carried through on a 
definite basis, and reminded the cycle men 
that the educational work they are now 
doing will continue to give results for 
many years to come. 

Fry Sees ImproTement 

Keyser Fry, of the jobbers' division, re- 
marked that the data presented by the 
directorate indicates a remarkable improve- 
ment in the attitude of dealers, and stated 
that in his opinion it would be unwise to 
have the slightest interruption in the 
directorate operations. Horace Huffman 
spoke along similar lines, and reported that 
the window display cut-outs supplied to 
dealers by the directorate have exerted a 
deddedly helpful influence throughout the 

T. R. Palmer, of the Continental Rubber 
Works, raised a question as to whether it 
was advisable to carry on the directorate 
plans along the lines followed last year, 
and suggested that it might be wise to have 
a national advertising agency handle the 
whole publicity proposition for the bicycle. 
He pointed out that a committee of three 
expert publicity men could be called in 
to consider the situation and advise the 
directorate as to the best methods of spend- 
ing the money it will have at its disposal. 
It was his opinion that the aim should be 

to cultivate the great field of potential 
buyers, and not to confine the campaign to 
the education of the dealer. He pointed 
out that the employment of a national 
advertising agency would eliminate a big 
slice of the administrative expenses now 

Quine Answers Palmer 

Replying to Mr. Palmer, Harry S. Quine, 
of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., ad- 
vanced the opinion that all the money likely 
to be available for the purposes of the 
campaign would not make even a dent in 
a broad-gauge national advertising project. 
He suggested that the traveling represen- 
tatives of all the manufacturers be em- 
ployed to carry the educational propaganda 
to dealers throughout the country. Henry 
S, Wise, of the Miami Cycle Mfg. Co., 
argued that the raising of funds to finance 
the directorate plans was largely up to the 
manufacturers of bicycles and component 
parts, and that the manufacturers should 
arrange to assess themselves on whatever 
basis might be found necessary to provide 
the necessary funds. 

R. G, Betts, editor of the Sporting Goods 
Sales Journal and a veteran bicycle booster, 
spoke in behalf of further educational 
work for the dealers and made a plea for 
the rejuvenation of the L. A. W. He 
contended that a national rider organiza- 
tion could be made to exert a powerful 
influence in behalf of the bicycle. There 
was no discussion of the L. A. W. pro- 

Chairman Printz, getting back to the 
matter of financing the boosting campaign 
for the coming year, stated that he was 
strongly in favor of an arrangement by 
which tire manufacturers would contri- 
bute two and one-half cents for every tire 
valve used. T. R. Palmer objected to this 
on the ground that undue responsibility 
would be placed upon the tiremakers, and 
that it would be difficult to handle the 
proposition on a consistent and permanent 

Finances Up to Manufacturers 

E. J. Lonn, of the Great Western Mfg. 
Co., took the stand that the responsibility 
for financing the Directorate's work was 
squarely up to the manufacturers of bi- 
cycles and component parts, and that no 
attempt should be made to tax jobbers 
or dealers. He suggested that if the 
manufacturers of bicycles and their parts 
would submit to proportionate taxation on 
their products it would be a simple matter 
to raise $100,000. 

The scope of the industry was brought 
home strikingly to the meeting by DeWitt 
Page, of the New Departure Mfg. Co., 
who estimated that the gross cycle busi- 
ness for a year would total in the neigh- 
borhood of $40,000,000. He argued that 


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August 9, 1917- 

it would not be imreasonable to expect 
an appropriation of one per cent, of this 
amount for general publicity and educa- 
tional work, and pointed out that one per 
cent, on the total annual business would 
provide a teid of appronaately $400jOOO. 
It was Mr. Page's opinion that the rais- 
ing of a fund of $100,000 or more would 
be a comparatively simple matter if all 
the manufacturers would submit to tax- 
ation on a proportionate basis. 

J. W. Grady, of the J. W. Grady Co., 
gave his approval to the suggestion for a 
tax on manufacturers of bicycles and com- 
ponent parts, and suggested that the situ- 
ation be brought to a head by having a 
committee from each group of manufac- 
turers take the matter up and ascertain 
just how heavy a tax each group would 
be prepared to pay. These committees 
will be appointed by the United Cycle 
Trades Directorate at the earliest possible 
moment and as soon as they have had 
time to sound the sentiment in their re- 
spective manufacturing branches they will 
report back and arrange for a confer^ce 
with a view of having the tax schedule 
worked out in detail. 


Last Minute Arrivals Swell Atlantic City 
Convention List 

ATLANTIC CITY, Aug. 8 (by tele- 
graph). — Last minute arrivals at the 
convention include the following: E. J. 
Jackson, C. W. Holcker, and C. H. Gerhold, 
Firestone Tire & Rubber Co., Akron, O. ; M. 
Charles Schweinert, A. Schrader's Son, Inc., 
Brooklyn, N. Y. ; Ivan F. Goodrich and Wm. 
F. Edwards, Goodrich-Lenhart Mfg. Co., 
Philadelphia, Pa. ; Henry Mesinger, H. & F. 
Mesinger Mfg. Co., New York; Charles P. 
Kaighn, Geo. W. Noek Co., Philadelphia, 
Pa. ; George W. Ellis, Supple, Biddle Hdw. 
Co., Philadelphia, Pa. 

W. J. Cameron, Goodyear Tire & Rubber 
Co., Akron; L. M. Isaacs, Charles William 
Stores, N. Y. ; B. S. Kief er, Chicago Handle 
Bar Co., Shelby, O. ; A. T. Gresham, P. & F. 
Corbin, New Britain, Conn. 


Two Informal Gatherings Held on First 
Days; Another Scheduled 

ATLANTIC CITY, N. J.— Aug. 8.— 
The Motorcycle and Allied Trades 
Association held an informal conference 
yesterday and another this morning, and 
announcement is made that a full-fledged 
session of the body is on the schedule for 

Quite a few of the members of the M. & 
A. T. A. are also affiliated with one or more 
of the bicycle organizations, and this con- 
dition has made it somewhat difficult for the 
motorcycle men to keep their members to- 
gether long enough at any one time to hold 
a formal session. 


Atlantic City, N. J., Aug. 8. — Jack Neis, 
of the Splitdorf Electrical Co., is attracting 
considerable attention by riding about on a 
motorcycle fitted with the new Splitdorf 
magneto and dynamo equipment. 

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Takes Three of Eight ETents on His Excebior; Wood, on Hsurley* 

Davidson, Wins the Feature Number 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Aug. 6,— 
Edward Lavandowsky astride an Ex- 
celsior annexed the lion's share of the 
glory attaching to the eight-event meet that 
was staged on the track at Comstock Park 
yesterday in connection with the third an- 
nual field day celebration of the Grand 
Rapids M. C. 

Lavandowsky walked away with three of 
the events in speedy style, the r em ain ing 
five numbers on the program being fairly 
well split among the other riders. The 
feature number, a 15 mile free-for-all, went 
to Donald Wood, on a Harley-Davidson. 
The summary: 

Three-mile novice — Won by Victor Sinz, Ex- 
celsior; second. Donald, H&rley- Davidson ; third, 
Ronald Murphy, Harley-Davidson. Time, 3:27. 

Five-mile open — Won by Ed. Lavandosky, Ex- 
celsior; second. Rich Heath, Indian; third, Andj 
Galloway, Excelsior. Time 5:18J4. 

Five-mile stock — Won by James Loni^, Ex- 
celsior; second, Donald W^ood, Excelsior; third, 
Ed. Lavandosky, Excelsior. Time, 5:22. 

Three-mile novice sidecar — Won by Oande 
Fulkins, Excelsior; second, Peter Smith. Harlejr- 
Davidson; third, Rich Heath, Indian. Time, 4:13. 

Five-mile open sidecar — Won by Ed. Lavan- 
dosky. Excelsior; second, Peter Smith, HarlcT- 
Davidson; third. Rich Heath, Indian. Time, 6:30. 

Five-mil*» stock sidecar — Won by C. C- Oioe, 
Hariey-DavidsoB ; second, Victor Sin», Excelsior; 
third, Charles Livingston, Harley-Davidson. Time 
7 minutes. 

Six-mile novelty sidecar; riders changed every 
mile — Won by Lavandowsky and Long, Excelsior; 
second. Smith and Livingston, Harley-Davidson; 
third, Sinz and Galloway, Excelsior. Time, 

15-mile free-for-all — Won by Donald Wood, 
Harley-Davidson; second, Charles Livingston, Har- 
ley-Davidson; third, Ralph Le Blanc, Indian. 
Time, 17:17. 


Indian Rider Makes 200-Mile Distance in Fire Hours and Twenty 

Minutes Despite Many Stops 

SEATTLE, Wash., Aug. 3.— After resting 
peacefully in the possession of Bud 
Armstrong for several years, the Seattle- 
Portland record was smashed this week by 
Ed. Berreth, on an Indian. Berreth had 
no intention of making a record either 
way when he visited Seattle, but the mat- 
ter of inter-city records came up for dis- 
cussion, and when he heard that Bud Arm- 
strong and his Excelsior covered the dis- 
tance — 200 miles — in six hours and five 
minutes, he decided to attempt to lower it. 
Riding a 1916 Powerplus, with stock 
equipment and one old Firestone tire on 
the rear and one old Goodyear on the front 
wheel, and a speedometer that was not 
working, he checked out of Seattle at 7:10 

a. m» Monday, July 30. He arrived at Ta- 
coma, 42 miles, at 8 o'clock, and Chehalis, 
102 miles, at 9:20, and hit the Oregon line 
on the Interstate Bridge across the Co- 
lumbia River at 12:30. He did not spill 
on the trip, but had many near spills. Rode 
through a rainstorm between Roy and 
Yelm, and ran out of gasoline two blocks 
from the Yelm garage; stopped twice at 
other places for gasoline and blew^ out a 
rear tire. Given a spring frame machine, 
and new tires, Berreth is confident that he 
can cut half an hour off of his own record. 
He was checked out of Seattle at the 
County-City building by F. R. Pierce, and 
was checked in at the Oregon line (which 
is Portland) by H. D. Cummin. 


Keystone Club Plans One for Lebanon; 
Racing Assn. Also Ready 

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 7.— Plans are 
being formulated by the Keystone 
Motorcycle Club of this city for a race- 
meet on the half-mile dirt track at Lebanon 
on Labor Day, Sept. 3. As at present 
formulated the plans call for an unsanc- 
tioned meet, and it is tmderstood that twin- 
cylinder machines will be permitted on the 

At the same time the Harrisburg Racing 
Association, of which H. E. Sechrist is 
president and moving spirit, is planning a 
sanctioned meet to be staged on the same 
day in the vicinity of Harrisburg. 

entry fee is $2.50 and is open to outsiders 
as well as Seattle riders. Prizes to the 
value of several hundred dollars have been 
donated, and all entry fees over and above 
the expenses of the run will be divided 
among the perfect scores. 

Riders will start with 1,000 points and 
lose one point for each minute late at con- 
trols. Further points will be taken off for 
various parts of the machine missing or 
broken. A feature of the run will be the 
Firestone Cup contested for by dealers, 
each of whom will enter a teaim of three 
riders. The dealer whose team wins three 
times will become the permanent holder of 
the cup. 


Plans Completed for 604 Mile Seattle 
M. C. Afifair Aug, 19-20 

SEATTLE, Wash., Aug. 1.— At a meet- 
ing of riders and dealers hM m Seat- 
tle, final details of the 604 Endurance Run, 
.Aug. 19 and 20, were worked out. The 


New York, Aug. 5. — A permanent motor 
vehicle salon will be established in Gothaa 
when the Bronx International Exhibition* 
now building on a 25-acre plot in the 
Bronx, opens its stores on May 30th, next 
The motor vehicle show will be staged in 
one of the larger Iniildings on Ac giuliiids; 
which will providfe approximately '45,000 
square feet. 

August 9, 1917. 

Motorcycle and Bicycle Illustrated 


NcDTBrk Manonctimr Qffen. BktredBn^ CoiW|Wct' and Hzgniy Effiunit GeneFBtor as Umt Entirely 
Separate from the Ignition System; Its Features and Operation Described and Made Hain 

NEWARK. N, J., August 2.— A brand 
new electric lighting system for mo- 
torcycles which has been in the course of 
development at the plant of the Splitdorf 
Electrical Co. for months past, has come 
ttiTOUgh the last series of tests to whieh 
it was subjected by the Splitdorf Engi- 
neering board with flying colors and is 
now ready for distribution. 

In bringing out its new electric lighting 
lystem, the Splitdorf company cost past 
traditions to the winds, and com- 
pletely divorced ihe electric light- 
ing elements from the ignition 
tyjtem. The system comprises a 
complete and highly developed dy- 
namo, small of size yet a wonder 
for effciency. which is mounted 
by means of a suitable bracket to 
the base of the motor and driven 
directly from the crankshaft of the 
motor through the intermediary 
of a spring belt ; the usual appli- 
cation is in conjunction with a 
6-voU. 15 ampere-hour storage 
battery and the familiar and con- 
venient Splitdorf 

It is pointed out, however, that 
where conditions justify that end, 
a battery of greater capacity can 
be used while the ammeter can be 
lUspcnsed with, although its use 
is heartily recommended as the 
one and only means of "keeping 
tabs" on the operation of the dy- 
namo, the stale of charge of the 
tttttery and the condition of the 
tystem generally. 

As was stated before, the dy- 
namo is quite independent, both 
electrically and mechanically, from the ig- 
nition system, which will he, of course, 
the now universally used high-tension 
magneto, the Dixie, where both the igni- 
tion and lighting elements are of Split- 
dorf manufacture. With this arrange- 
ment it is obviously true that no de- 
rangement of th