National Geographic : 1918 Sep
Weed Chains of Solid Gold -would not be worth as much as Weed Chains of Steel you use on the tires of your passenger car and truck. Steel is worth more than gold now, for in these days we measure the real value of a metal by the work it does. Conserve your Weed Chains as you must conserve gasoline. Use your passenger cars in bad weather only when it is necessary. Weed Chains must be saved for trucks and essen tial passenger cars, which should be kept going rain or shine. When you must use your car put on your chains at the first drop of rain, and take them off the moment the road is safely dry. Waste through reckless, unnecessary use is now a crime. If you don't help save Weed Chains, as you are help ing to save gasoline, there will be a national shortage. This means not only a tremendous loss, through injury to cars and trucks, but the checking and curtail ing of essential industries to which these cars and trucks are essential. Cars and trucks must have chains on slippery pavements and muddy or snowy roads. A nation-wide shortage in Weed Chains means the use of makeshifts-a harmless rope, or ruinous non-creeping chains that give a certain amount of trac tion, but cut the tires to pieces. Conserve your Weed Chains AMERICAN CHAIN CO. INC., BRIDGEPORT, CONN.