Coulter Field 1946

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Coulter Field 1946 - FOUR THE BRYAN DAILY EAGLE Published~by ’The...
FOUR THE BRYAN DAILY EAGLE Published~by ’The Eagle Printing Co . Inc., Bryan, Texga, dajly except P :r '&j Entared at the Pont Office at Bryan, Texaa, April 22, 1912, as Mcond pi»*« matter under the act of Congress, March 1, 1871, — - MRS, LEE J. ROUNTREE, Mänifling Editor“ Member o? The Assoc.atea Pres* rhe JuwocUted Prew le exclusively entitled to use for reproduction of all newt dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in the paper and also all local news published herein All rights of reproduction of special dispatches herein are also reserved.__ ?=ubs<rip"tion Rales--Carrier I>livery 20c per Ween; «5c r«-r Month; per Year, Bryan and College Station. By Mail, in advance. Brazos and adjoinitig counties: ÍS. «H* a vt*ar: *5 00, six months; *1.50, three months. Outside above ar^a. >ft f'0 per Year. ______________________j Coulter Field Coulter Field, Bryan's municipal airport, was made possible a number of years ago by the Coulter family when aviation was more of an infant industry than it is today, but when men and women dreamed of *kies filled with planes, flying hither and yon and carrying eager, timesaving Americans about on business and pleasure. For a number of years the Field has been used largely by local aviators and by other amateur flyers who came to this community to meet with their air-minded fellows, or who sought a landing field on a trip through this area. But now commercial aviation is beginning to get into its stride and already Bryan has been put 011 the commercial air line map by the Texas Air Lines, which will fly two planes through here daily, one north and one south, landing at Coulter Field. It is reasonable to believe, too, that either this company or some other will develop an east and west service, with stops at Bryan, and at Coulter Field. The pilot of the plane which made the first flight here for the Texas Air Lines stated the landing field was in better than fair condition and that there was no need for hard-surfaced runways if some improvements were made in drainage. This work, and the improvement of the road leading into Coulter Field, could be done without the expenditure of a large sum and in view of the developments that are bound to come in commercial aviation and that Bryan is not likely ever to be a landing point for the mammoth airliners, except in case of emergency, many residents believe this work should be done. They take the position that either this course should be followed or the Field abandoned and they do not favor the other policy. This is a matter to which the Bryan city commission should give serious consideration. It is one more in the list of improvements which are fundamental in the growth and progress of the city and for which funds must be found, sooner or later. The commission is now in a position to estimate pretty closely the cost of a proper sewage disposal system; it can estimate closely the amount of money required for the rebuilding of the city’s electric transmission lines, which now are in bad repair and which must be put in better condition, and the sooner the better. The city also should plan a storm sewer system and construct this and if this is done — extra money will be required—it likely would be possible to work out a long-range program for street improvement which could be financed out of current revenues. The public school facilities of the city now are taxed to capacity and there has been discussion of building a temporary structure at Travis elementary to take care of the overflow. The city shortly will be required to erect another school building to serve the southern section, for which a site has been purchased. The school board and the commissioners might well get together on this, while improvements are under discussion. Another improvement that is bound to come in the near future is a fire station to serve the southern section, and this should be included in the improvement picture. The whole problem of doing what should be done to protect the city's investment in street4«, power transmission lines and other facilities, is one that meirts attention, and there is little doubt that if a comprehensive, well balanced program is developed it will have the support of the taxpaying citizenship. Harmonious a song. a new praise unto Don't clock the class being ket, is on. opportunity conversational book out as well as is free of the book public. If of the loser. debt of his and effort --.....Mr. and have where they day <£ Erosion In Fort Mrs. R. 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  1. The Eagle,
  2. 21 Feb 1946, Thu,
  3. Page 4

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