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    Knickerbocker Model is Sold to Chicago Man for



    Hoosiers Return From New York Well Pleased With

    Prospects, Now the National Automobile

    Show for 1923 for New York City has passed into history, all enthusiasts ¦.re turning: toward Chicago where the next large exposition is to be

    held the last week of this month. Many of the Indiana manufacturers and representatives who attended the New York show are just returning from the East, where they remained in the interest of sales and exten- sion as the result of the show.

    Dispatches from New York corrob- orate the reports carried back by

    i Hoosiers that Indiana products were well to the forefront of the great dis- play and makers are planning pro- duction increases to meet the spring demand. Without exception, the manufacturers have voiced enthusi- asm over the business outlook for the current year, and new forces are being added in several Indiana plants to make ready for the summer trade.

    Gold-Plated McFarlan The displays which the Hoosier

    manufacturers will have in Chicago will largely reflect the New York dis- plays, though some companies intend to show different models. Prominent among these will be the gold plated McFarlan Knickerbocker, which has been sold to a Chicago man who de- clines to submit his name for publi- cation until after the Chicago show.

    Thus Knickerbocker, built by the McFarland Motor Corporation of Con- nersville, has 1,488 gold plated parts, including the radiator, windshield, headlamps, disteel wheel mounting and retainer rings and hubs, instrument board mountings and hundreds of lesser important fittings. This is the first gold plated car to be built by McFarlan which specializes in custom Jobs and the sum which the owner will pay for the car ($25,000) would stagger even a Rolls-Royce prospect.

    The car was built entirely in the Mc- Farlan factors-, but the plating was done by an outside firm, as the Mc- Farlan factory has no plating facili- ties. The car was shipped to Chicago the early part of the week and will

    abe seen by the thousands attending "the show

    Increases Forecast An indication of the increase in Hoo-

    sier automobile business is contained in a Wall St. dispatch concerning the 1923 plans of the Studebaker, which is planning to build 35,000 cars in the flfst three months of this year, as compared with 22,000, in the last quarter of 1922. In the period begin- ning April 1 and extending to July 1 the company plans to increase this amount to 37.250. Other companies, like Studebaker, are revising produc- tion and shipping specifications to ac- commodate increases while the Ford Motor Company of Detroit is sending publicity to its dealers and distribu- tors urging upon them the necessity

    of anticipating their spring require-

    ments in .order to forestall an ex pected shortage In the selling season. The Ford company's production In

    December of 1922 was 105,779 as com- pared with 50,203 for the same month

    of 1921. The several price reductions an-

    nounced by Indiana manufacturers at the New York show have evoked no end of comment among purchasers

    and attracted great interest among manufacturers. Prominent among

    these was Cole's reduction from the $2,600 class to the SI,BOO class.


    ljocal Executive Re-Elected Treasurer

    for Fifteenth Time.

    ft L. M. Wainwright. president of the Chain and Manufacturing

    Company of this city, has been re- elected to the office of treasurer of the

    Motor and Accessory Manufacturers’ Association, according to advices from

    the general offices of the association. Mr. Wainwright’s re-election marks his fifteenth election to this office.

    W. O. Rutherford, vice president of

    the B. F. Goodrich Rubber Company

    of Akron, Ohio, was made president

    of the organization to succeed E. H. Broadwell.


    Intruder* Get S2O From Purse But

    Overlook 53.12.

    Mrs. Archie Winans, 331 E. Min- nesota St., told police that while she was preparing supper Thursday a

    robber entered the kitchen, pointed a revolver and demanded money. She said. “Here It Is." as she drew a purse from her apron pocket. An-

    other man entered. The two placed

    the puree on a cabinet and ran. A

    *2O bill was missing from the purse.

    Folice found $3.12 In the pocketbook.

    COOKS EXHIBIT WARES The domestic science classes of

    Arsenal Technical High School had an exhibit of cookery in the school’s new lunchroom Thursday. Cakes, rolls, bread, biscuits, salads, canned goods, candy, waffles, pies, cockles,

    fcneat, vegetables, fish and eggs cooked “by the students, were lined around the room. The food was sold to students.

    MAN FALLS FROM TRAIN Robert Nichols, 23, colored, St.

    Louis. Mo., was seriously injured when he fell from a fast passenger train near White River and the Big Four Railroad tracks. Nichols was attempting to "bum” a ride from In- dianapolis to St. Louis, police say. He was taken to the city hospital.

    Stop Signals Brass


    21 C. P.



    Wiring and Switch.



    *1.33 We will give each purchaser of a

    stop signal a ticket good for 5 per cent discount cn any tire purchased within thirty days from date at our unuussy low prices.


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    Howard Speaks About Lafayette s New Home

    LaFayette has forsaken the old

    homestead at Mars Hill and from now

    on, motor cars that carry the cameo

    of the French patriot also will bear the “Made in Milwaukee' stamp.

    The transfer, just completed, takes the LaFayette Motors Corporation from a group of scattered buildings, originally used for the manufacture of hand grenades during war-time, into a modern, one-unit plant especially designed to its purpose—the produc- tion of quality care In limited num- bers.

    The new factory, a one story struc- ture of concrete and glass with two floors of executive offices as an in- tegral part, is located on the North- western tracks adjacent to the plant where the Nash four-cylinder car is built. It has ground dimensions of 200 by 950 feet and provides once again as much manufacturing space as did its former location.


    Sales Company Establishes Record

    for New Sales.

    Robert Patterson of the Boozer-

    Patterson Cos., distributors for Du-

    rant cars, stated today that last Monday was the record day in the history of the Ann's business. Four new Durants and one used car were sold in the one day. Mr. Patterson joins with the leaders in the indus- try in predicting that 1923 will be s he banner year for the automobile Industry and is preparing for heavy sales this spring.



    Process Charges Batteries in Twenty- Four Honrs.

    Anew system of charging batteries that revolutionize costs, experts de- clare. lias just been installed by the

    “While several factors prompted our removal from Indianapolis to Mil- waukee, the most important was the opportunity afforded us to be in daily touch with President Charles W. Nash,” said E. C. Howard, vice presi- dent of the LaFayette Motors Corpora tlon.

    “The removal from Indianapolis to Milwaukee did not entail the lost time and confusion that might be antici pated by ne whose moving experi ence is confined to the transfer r

    household goods from one apartment to another. As each machine com- pleted its job in Indianapolis, it was loaded, shipped to Milwaukee and set up in the-new plan*.

    "We are building now in Mil- waukee as we built in Indianapolis—- skillfully, carefully, slowly. Our de partmental foreman and expert crafts- men came with us. They are guard- ians of quality and indis pensable.”

    Mratni-ists— Specials for Saturday Indianapolis Plates to Match License, pair. . .50 Never-Leak Radiator Cement, 50c and 75 Van Cleave Valve Grinding Compound 25 Bailey Metal Polish for Autos, 10c and 25 Columbia Hot Shot Batteries, $2.20 and .... $2.60

    w T| j mar HARDWARE COMPANY 8 -A. iLiL. I 114-118 E. Washington St.

    Citizens Auto Supply Cos. —Special Sale —

    Tire Sale Nninc. Size. rrice. Gillette, 30x8%, >\ S $7.95 Norwalk*.) Let„ Cord! 3°*3Vi. X. 8..:.511.35 Quaker. 30x8 , N. S 58.95 India C ord, 33x4, N. S $23.15 Sizes Not Listed Sold in Proportion.

    GUAR ANTRED Cord* ,10,000 mile* Fabrics 6,000 miles

    Boyce Motometer A motometer In-

    dicates plainly when oil or water

    is low or fan belt slipping and saves many repair bills. Not an ornament

    but a necessity for

    all cars. 9 Ford Motometer $2.25 Universal Motometer $3.00 Standard Motometer $7.50 Bar Caps for all ears, to $1.75.


    Special Prices on Auto Supplies “Quality Considered, We Sell It for Less”

    Citizens Auto Supply Cos. New Location, 126-128 E. New York St.

    Edie Battery Company, Willard dis- tributors, at their station, 25 W.j Eleventh St.

    The new process and equipment, de j velop“d by the Constant Potential I System, Inc., has been under test in j the laboratories of the Willard factory In Cleveland 'since 1920 and accepted j by the company for use by all its I dealers and representatives.

    The new system, according to V. M. Armstrong, sales engine