National Affairs: Knocking Gas

Last year U. S. motor cars consumed 15 billion gallons of gasoline—almost as much as the drinking water which passed down U. S. throats. About 15% of this total was "special" gasoline, a term which has little meaning to motorists, little more to oil refiners since each company has its own idea of what constitutes a "special" fuel. One's "special" is another's ordinary.

Equally "special" are low-boiling-point fuels which vaporize easily, facilitate quick starting in winter time (but which do not produce more power), and...

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