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The New York Times
December 24, 1922

John N. Willys, President of the Willys-Overland Company, told the Toledo Chamber of Commerce recently that plans were being made to produce 45,000 cars in the first three months of 1923, and that before April 1 between 15,000 and 16,000 workers will be employed.

A. R. Erskine, a Director of the National Automobile Chamber of Commerce and President of the Studebaker Corporation, has been appointed Chairman of the Dinner Committee of the Chamber. The dinner will be held at the Hotel Commodore on January 9. Other members are F. C. Chandler, W. C. Durant, F. J. Haynes, R. E. Olds, M. L. Pulcher, and Captain E. V. Rickenbacker.

The Newburgh automobile show will be held in the State armory there from March 21 to 24, inclusive. Motor car exhibits will be limited to the local dealers, but accessory exhibits are accepted from out of town.

A Franklin car has just made a Japanese economy record, having covered the 130 miles from Tokio to Myonoshita and return, averaging 41.6 miles per gallon.

The American Bosch Magneto Corporation will make a display of its starting, lightning and ignition apparatus at the Commodore Hotel during the automobile show week in January. Several new units will be exhibited.

A motor-cycle show will be held in the Sixty-ninth Regiment Armory from Feb. 12 to 17. There will also be bicycle and accessory displays. The Chairman of the Show Committee is Arthur Davidson of the Harley-Davidson Motor Company.

Clyde H. Pinney, formerly with the New York branch of the Vesta Storage Battery Company, is associated with the H. B. Shontz Company, 161 West Sixty-fourth Street, in charge of Lincoln shock absorbers.

United Motors Service has 6,357 branch, distributer and dealer points of service in the United States and Canada. In addition to servicing Hyatt roller bearings and New Departure ball bearings, the company furnishes factory service on Delco, Klaxon and Remy, on Harrison radiators, Jaxon rims and rim parts, and AC speedometers.

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