Yoakum Daily Herald (Yoakum, Tex.), Vol. 29, No. 55, Ed. 1 Friday, June 5, 1925 Page: 4 of 6
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THE YOAKUM HERALD
MIOAV, JUNE 9, 1929
W-0 BUILDS 27,063
MOTORCARS IN APRIL
11,600 Tent of Steel, Four Million
Board Foot of Lumber, 8,126 Hone
of Iron Ueed in Setting New
Cor shipments for the month of
April, Including the Toledo and Cana*
dian plants .totalling 27,063 Overland
and Wlllys-Knight automobiles were
reported by President John N. Willys
at the annual meeting of the stock-
holders of The Willys- Overland dur-
ing the past week.
Some interesting figures of the
parts and materials necessary in the
achievement of this new production
peak were also presented. During the
month of April, 8,126 tons of iron and
750 tons of aluminum were melted in
foundry processes used in the construe
tion of Willys-Overland cars, an aver-
age of 325 tons of iron and 30 tons of
More than 4,000,000 board feet of
lumber were used in the Toledo plant
during the month of April in the con-
struction and shipment of cars. A to-
tal of 11,600 tons of steel, or 483 tons
a day, was used in the production of
Overland and Willys Knight cars.
More than eight thousand incoming
and outgoing freight cars and 1800
body truck loads were handled thru-
out the month. Driveways totalled
4600, besides which 1464 cars were
shipped by boat.
The total number of employees at all
FORD 6ETS FAMOUS
RAGIN6 CAR OF OLD
Old "999” world famed Ford racing
car of twenty ye&is ago is back again
in the possession of Henry Ford. It
has been placed in Mr. Ford's museum
SHOW PRODUCTION 6AIN
We have just installed a Ke-Haw-
Ke Tire machine. Also New Vul-
canizer to take care of all truck
tires including the seven inch
sizes. With this new repair sys-
tem we will guarantee our work
to outlast the tire, also to leave
your tire as flexible in the patch
as any other part of your tire.
That will leave you an even bal-
anced tire. All work is done from
the inside therefore not defacing
outside of the tire.
Bring us your tires and have them
examined. We will tell whether
they are worth repairing or not.
WM. SCHOENBERG & SON
DETROIT, Mich., June 5—The im-
proved Chevrolet trucks which have
registered a progressive gain since
the new line was announced early this
plants is now 20.000. The payroll for Bt Dearborn and there will be preserv- \ Year- reached during April a produc-
the montb of April at the Toledo plant gj to posterity as a relic of the early tion of 3,952, an increase of nearly 40
also reached its highest point, total- days of the automobile industry. j P®r c®Qt over the 2,831 trucks built
ling 62,278,496, an average of 6100,000 The car arrived at Dearborn a few during the corresponding month of
every working day. days ago from the East where it had,1924,
The new Overland and Willys-Knight been on display, having been sent i Production of trucks is exceed-
Sixes are proving even more popular there by a San Francisco Ford dealer *n6 that of April-
than was anticipated. In spite of the who owned it for several years. j Of the 3,952 April truck production,
fact that approximately 400 Overland Return of "999” recalls the time a 1440 were the commercial chassis
and Wlllys-Knight six-cylinder models score of years ago when Henry Ford ^Wch follows closely the design of
are being produced daily, the factory himself was a race driver. Ford won passenger car chassis. April, 1924
has not y$t been able to fill the de* race after race in all parts of the Production of this type was 1,011. The
mand. country and there are many today who remaining 2,512 trucks last month
The Willys-Knight Four, with its in will recall the famous contest staged were the utllity express chassis of one
creased power and freedom from vibra on October 10, 1901, when the World’s ton capacity which carries the same
tion, due to the Lanchester balancer, Championship Automobile Races were Power plant and controls as the com-
on which Willys-Overland has ex- held at the Grosse Point Blue Ribbon mercial chassis but has a special
elusive license, has proved a surprise track, Detroit ,and in which Ford de- heavy duty rear axle, large gears and
in popularity this year. Its sales have feated Alexander Wintom in a ten- bearings and a five-inch channel frame
been almost double the anticipated de- mile race, finishing three quarters of The April, 1924, production of the util-
mand a mile ahead. The time for the ten Jty express chassis was 1,820.
Sales for the Overland Model 91 four miles was 13 minutes, 23 4-5 seconds.! The utlMty express has cantilever
cylinder model have likewise proved For years "999” held all records for front springs and semi-elliptics at the
very successful. Demand for closed circular dirt tracks and it was Ford rear- wheel base is 120 inches
cars on this model have been greatly who first broke the mile a minute rec- against 103 in the commercial chassis,
increased due to the popularity of the ord, driving old ”999” back in 1904 on Both trucks are adpated
an ice track at Baltimore Bay, Mich.,
covering the mile in 39 4-5 seconds.
When Ford withdrew from the rac-
ing game to devote his attentions to
the manufacturing end of his great
and growing business he entrusted his
race entries to such drivers as Bar-
ney Oldfield, who drove "999” in
many a race and who chistened it "Old
Faithful”, and to Frank Kulick who
Chrysler in Yoakum
1 have taken the agency for the CHRYSLER and
MAXWELL Cars in Yoakum. The CHRYSLER, the
car that has swept the country like wild fire, with its
appearance, performance and serviceability.
It is the car that is different; I can not attempt to
explain it to you—only a demonstration will prove it
CALL OR SEE ME AT THE
YOAKUM MOTOR COMPANY
B. H. JARMON, Agent
to a wide
variety of bodies. Equipment includ-
es the Alemite system, speedometer,
oil pressure gauge and electric starting !
and lighting. j
The steady increase in production of |
the two chassis this year is shown by 1
the following figures: January, 407;
February, 1,737; March, 2,854, and
April, 3,952. The comparatively low
January total was due to the fact that
wrote the name of Ford indelibly on the commercial chassis did not get in-
to production unil February, only one
truck of that type having been made
There are too many light heads be-
hind the headlights.
Sure! Our Service Is On
TT’S a R-e-a-1 Service, too—the
A kind that helps youf*et all the
performance out of yotkr present
battery first. If yours is a Willard
Charged jflfy Battery, you’ve
got a big advantage. We’d like to
tell you %uhy.
the pages of automobile racing history
How well Ford racing cars perform- during January,
ed on the speedways Is probably best '
told by the array of silver cups that is
on display in the executive’s dining
room at the Highland Park plant of “ 1 ^
the Ford Motor Company. Henry Ford Is soing In for manu-
In the collection there is also a priz- future of airplanes, why shouldn’t he
group of cups captured in the famous Just ftdd wtugs to the flivver he has.
Algonquin Hill climbing contests. - - ~ ” -jy • ____
Two of these were won by Ford in The Flivver* Ruined It
1910. Among the trophies offered at The man who jprayed, "Give me a
! Algonquin the next year was a cup borne by the side of the road,” has
for stock cars selling up to $800 and Jn withdrawn the petition as the crack-
this event the first three places were Hue flivvers keep him awake all night
captured by Fords. In another event
at that time Kulick established a new
record for Phillips’ Hill. In winning
that event the Ford made the 1-2 mile
climb in 28 1-3 seconds.
And then came the memorable day
in June, 1912, when Ford cars not
only won the big hill climb event of
the day, but made a clean sweep of all
other events on the program, setting
| new records anil adding more cups to
the Ford collection.
! In the main ev^nt Kulick .driving a
special Model T Ford, cut the time to
i42 3-5 seconds, establishing a record
' that still stands.
j Ford performance on that summer’s
; day .almost thirteen years ago, was re
spon^ibk' for the of this annua!
l classic from the sporting events of the
nation .for no one has since sought to
revive the hill climb, though several
j attempts to lower the record failed,
j With the consent of the Chicago Auto-
j mobile Club, under whose auspices the
; event was held; the Famous Algonquin
Hill Climb cup became the permanent
possession of the Ford Motor Company
j The racing days for Ford cars are
over, decreed several years back by
Mr. Ford after one of his drivers was
Yes; we have balloon tires for your car—to fit either your
present wheels or new small diameter wheels.
Also to fit your purse—for their cost is low.
Also to give you maximum mileage, for they’re made with
GOODYEAR BALLOON TIRES.
ETLINGER MOTOR CO.
But the trophies re
main. Polished regularly to maintain
Landry Motor Sales
tawtahisf Wtllar*I Beltsrjr
; their bright lustre, these cups all
stand mute testimonials to Ford ac-
1 complishmfent and the history of an
eventful era when the automobile was
| in its infancy and when the motor and
mechanical development which makes
’ possible ihe speeif classics of ibe pres
ent day were in only a more or less
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Richter, T. H. Yoakum Daily Herald (Yoakum, Tex.), Vol. 29, No. 55, Ed. 1 Friday, June 5, 1925, newspaper, June 5, 1925; Yoakum, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth758569/m1/4/: accessed April 5, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Carl and Mary Welhausen Library.