Pomeroy Washington Downtown National Historic District
From a March, 1920, issue of the East Washingtonian
The H. I. S. Motor Corporation is advancing rapidly to the point of manufacturing.
"Subscriptions for the first block of stock at $5.00 per share," said Mr. Warner, "are pouring in rapidly before the advance to $10 per share. The first motor was built and demonstrated at Walla Walla before quite a number of Pomeroy people.
"The next step toward manufacturing was to decide on one standard size motor to be built for automobile manufacurers, of which there are six-hundred and eleven in the United States, using an average of over two million motors each year.
"Specifications for this standard model were sent to Prof. H. V. Carpenter at the Washington State College. Prof. Carpenter in a long-distance talk with Walter Robinson said, that Prof. Abies the gas engine expert would have all proportions for the H. I. S. engine figured out and mailed to the H. I. S. Motor Corporation Thursday or Friday of this week.
"Letters of praise and recommendation for the H. I. S. are being received daily," said Mr. Warner, "and it looks like the H. I. S. Motor is going to make good in a big way. managed as it is by men of known business reputation, it should take its place among the big dividend paying industries of the country."
Someone clipped something out of the other side of the page.
These three advertisements are from early in 1920. I have gone through more issues later in the year as well as a number from 1922 but have not found any more information, either advertisements or articles on the H.I.S. Motor. Feel free to contact me if you know any more about this local product.