iable Automobile Owners Need
Clothes of Latest
Not only must the man or wonar
f fashion be careful that his motox
ar is the very latest and nifties
esign obtainable but, the motor togE
be worn in that new motor must
lso be the very latest creations.
Among the most desirable coats foi
omen which are being wornt thi.
eason are the long full coats of the
ewest fur, nutria. This fur has the
Ivantage of being warm and at the
ime time not as heavy as some o:
ie other furs used. Coats of natural
coon beaver, and wombat have beer
most equally popular.
The fur coats shown this seasor
e cut on long full lines, either hang-
.g free from the shoulders, or with
e fullness confined in a belt at the
ck. One of the special features of
.e latest automobile coats is their
ngth. Forty-five and fifty inches
s been the popular length. Nearly
I the coats are well equipped with
rge pockets, either trimmed with
rge fur buttons or with a band of
ntrasting fur. The designers have
ade* the collars of tie coats meant
be used in a car unusually large
d full so that they may be worn
ther flat -or turned up so as to pro-
et the neck and ears of the wearer.
In the most fashionable wear for
en, racoon coats have been in such
eat demand that the price of that
r has increased a great deal due to
e growing scarcity of the raw ma-
Toledo, and Indianapolis. In general,
work in the engineering departments
of automobile companies is light dur-
ing July and August, thus making it'
possible for the summer session to
serve many from the active field who
could not leave for the regular col-
lege year. Several prominent engi-
neers with whom the matter has been
discussed have commended the gen-
eral plan and have expressed the
opinion that the course would be well
attended and perform an important
service to the automobile industry.
The course as laid out should appeal
to several classes.
1. Engineering graduates from this
2. Men from the engineering, ex-
perimental and technical sales depart-
ments of automobile companies, who
have not had the advantage of techni-
cal automobile education.
The advance notes on spring motor
tyles for women indicate that both
ew colors and new material will be
hIown, Sea green, spruce blue, char-
reuse, and periwinkle are some of
he new shades to be offered. Again
.olivia, the popular fabric of the
utumn is to occupy the place of
rominence in the spring coats. Diag-
nal velours, a new fabric called
looping," and a variation of Bolivia
nown as "Anzac Bolivia" will also
ank high in fashion's favor.
The cut of the spring coats will be
s full as that shown in the winter
odels, but they will be somewhat
horter. They will be marked by nov-
1 arrangements and collars and belts.
JEW COURSE TO BE
port Automobile Engineering Course
to Offer Special Appeal to
Much interest is being shown in the
inouncement by the engineering col-
ge of a special automobile short
purse to be offered for the first time
t the coming summer session. The
urse as outlined will include a nom-
al eight hours, to be selected from
.e 11 hours of special automobile
ork offered-three in general work,
o in laboratory, three in engine
eory and design, three in chassis
eory and design.
The University of Michigan has a
rategic location in the center of the
itomobile industry and this summer
urse will be immediately available
employees of the various compan-
adies Now Have
97onth to Decide
3. Teachers of mechanical engi-
neering who have not had active ex-
perience in this important branch.
4. Undergraduates who wish to
take this work in the summer session
in order.to pursue advanced research
work in the regular session.
The general description of the cour-
ses to be offered and from which the
eight hours may be- elected, are de-
scribed as follows:
M. E. 29s. Gasoline " automobiles.
A general course covering the funda-
emental principles of automobile oper-
ation and design, and their applica-
tion in current, automobile practice.
M. E. 30s. Automobile engine theory
and design. This course covers the
complete theory and design of the
automobile engine. It includes the
calculation and design of crank case,
cylinder block, pistons, connecting
rods, crank shaft, flywheel, cam shaft,
cams, timing gears, valves, oiling sys-
tem, cooling system.
M. E. 31s. Automobile chassis the-
ory and design. This course covers
the complete theory and design of the
automobile chassis. It includes the
frame and brackets, clutch, transmis-
sion, drive shaft, rear axle and differ-
ential, frbnt axle and steering mech-
anism; spring suspension, brakes.
M. E. 32. Automobile testing. Ex-
perimental laboratory study of mod-
ern automobiles and their character-
istics. Tests covering horse power
developed, fuel consumption, thermal
efficiency, mechanical efficiency, heat
balance, study of timing, cooling, oil-
ing systems, ignition systems, car-
buretors and carburetion, indicator
In offering courses such as this
short course, which will be available
to those who are qualified to pursue
specialized intensive work along a
certain line of study, the summer ses-
sion performs a distinct service. In
automobile work, especially, there is
opportunity for the University to lead
all others and to serve greatly its
most remarkable industry.
Wandering Garage for Los Angeles
Alfred Gill, once a Los Angeles bank
clerk, and later a highway wanderer
for his health, roams the vicinity of
Los Angeles with a garage mounted
on his Chevrolet. A small truck on
the chassis carries tires, oil, tools and
a small line of accessories. He is a
familiar sight to tourists, and the up-
keep on his garage is so low he is re-
covering his health with little actual
cost to himself.
Traffic Laws Changed to Allow Women
Time to Make Up Minds
How long does it take a woman to
make up her mind?
This has been the question of debate
between the city commission and the
merchants of Chattanooga, Tenn., and
at present the merchants seem to be
the victors. Until recently the time
that a motor car could be parked on
a business street was limited to twen-
ty minutes but the commission has
rescinded this amendment to the traf-
fic laws, and now milady may shop at
The women and the merchants join-
ed hands-figuratively, of course-in
protesting against the new ordinance
and the shopping district .finally suc-
ceeded in bringing about the desired
change. It was declared that many,
of the shoppers received great injury
to their nervous systems because of
trying to decide on the proper color
and material within a third of an hour.
What More Could You Ask of a Carl
The Chevrolet is every man's car,
for it fits any man's pocketbook. It'
meets a great demand, for it has the
If you are in business the Chevrolet
will hely you cover more ground and
see more people than by any other
The Chevrolet is ideal for the doc-
tor, the contractor, the real estate
man, the farmer-for all who need a
car to cover territory quickly.
The Chevrolet is equally a favorite
with those who seek a car for pleasure
purposes. It is responsive to the
driving wheel, safe, comfortable, and
It is low in upkeep expense and this
is appreciated today. It is ever ready.i
It does what is required of it gladly]
and quickly. The Chevrolet is un-i
doubtedly the world's greatest motor1
car value. Benz Bros., 101-111 SouthI
Ashley street, are the local dealersc
for the Chevrolet.
DETROIT AUTO SHOW of the new engineering building there
FEATURES NEW CARS l is an exceptional display of various
AND BODY DESIGNS parts of automobiles and among these
is the new Ford beveled gear differ-
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The mechanical parts of these are set
in celluloid covers in order to show the
operation of the motoi' or ratchet.
Taking into account all the appa-
ratus that is embodied in the automo-
bile laboratory and the accurate tests
that are made, it is considered one of
the finest of its kind in the country.
green seemed to be in the majority'
of the brightly colored machines.
The auto show will be closed today1
but will be open at 10 oclock tomor-.
row morning. It will continue until
Saturday. If the people turn out every
day as they did last night, the 1917
Detroit automobile show will be the
most successful given thus far by the
Detroit Automobile Dealers' associa-
HAS NEW IMPROVEMENTS
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for running. Tests on this will be
made by the M. E. 32 class next se-
mester. Also construction is under
way for a testing frame for a Chalmers
6-30 and for mounting the distinctive
Chalmers clutch , and transmission
urit upon a special frame for demon-
strating the action of this selective
type transmission and multiple disk,
dry clutch. In connection with M. E.
32 laboratory courses, tests will be
made on the road for the first time.
The Hudson Motor Co. has recently
sent in two complete cylinder blocks
and two of the famous super-six crank
shafts together with valves, pistons
and other minor parts. These are being
used at the present time in connection
with the mechanical drawing classes
and by sections in automobile design.
In this laboratory one of the most
complete tests possible is given to all
carburetors in connection with the
dynamometer system. Recent im-
provements have provided a special
automatic counter. This is an air ven-
.olamouom 01 JM1 . pI Ias ul pnl
gauge for measuring the amount of air
which goes to the carburetor. An air
tight box is placed around the carbu-
retor with tubes connected to the
monometer gauge for running accurate
tests upon carburetors. Also an auto-
matic electric gasoline measuring scale
has been combined with a mechanism
for operating a stop watch so that the
time during which a given weight of
gasoline is consumed can be read
In the rain hall on the first floor
114-inch Wheelbase, 30-35 H. P., Weight 2200 lbs.
remounted with smaii wooden wheeis
where the action of the differential in
turning a corner can be plainly seen.
Among the new accessories just re-
"The Gold Standard of Value"
4 Cylinder Touring Car.....
4 Cylinder Winter Touring Car.
6 Cylinder Seven Passenger ....
6 Cylinder Winter Touring Car.
6 Cylinder Springfield Sedan ...
STAEBLER & SONS
"SERVICE SA TISFIES"
119 W. Washington
Phones 8 and 85
malm, III wassm
Cadillacs are beautiful cars to look upon.
The super-excellence of Cadillac mechanism
is augmented and emphasized by coach work
wherein the designers' art and the builders'
skill are everywhere reflected.
The simplicity of design and grace of contour
impart a dignity of bearing which identifies
them as cars of distinction and refinement-
unmarred by anything which savors of the
tawdry or freakish.
Cadillac Garage Co.
327 So. Main St.