Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania on May 28, 1930 · Page 4
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".If IT, LOOM HIGH FOR BRIDGE BILL OefUffi Of Postponement This Session — Illinois Legislator Has Promise of Early Aotion In December. f (Special to Altoona Mirror.) WASHINGTON, D. C.. May 28.- Bridge bill legislation affecting not flftty prospective bridges in Pennsyl- Hhtft but all existing spans, proposed Wittier this session by Representative B. B. Uenison, Illinois, chairman of th* bridge legislation subcommittee of the house, will be postponed until next fteMion, it WM announced here today following a conference among interested parties. fcetoresentaUve Oentson, who has •ought for the past three months to rfet a hearing In his measure proposing the first drastic changes in general bridge legislation in twenty years, announced that he is "definitely" assured by the house interstate commerce commission that the bill will ""be given most favored position for fcctlon nest December." As the bill has been drafted for ttonths, it is virtually certain that the committee will give it early action, and report to the house a measure for consideration in the short session beginning in December. The delay this year was due principally to announcement by the interstate commerce commission of the railroad consolidation t>lan, which has required the attention of the committee. The desire of house leaders to end the session as quickly BJ possible precludes action. Enactment of the Denison bill, with Its drastic features in regard to regu lation of new bridge construction and financing and its recapture provision for bridges constructed by privat- ' capital after mortization, will b urged strongly as soon as confess reconvenes next year, it is learned. Congress this session has alreadj authorized the construction of a num ber of toll bridges under the old law in a number of states, in-the face o protests by free bridge advocates in congress that no private toll legis lation should be authorized unles regulation of toll and amortization b more strictly provided for. This I . Included at present in individual bills, In some cases, but the Denison plan will write general rules along this line for application to future grants. Denison explained the purpose of his bill as, "to permit all highway bridges to be constructed by public authority where the public authority desires and la in a position to construct them. Other features of the bill Include a clause giving the secretary of war authority to supervise closely the tolls charged, instead of the mere nominal authority he now has over charge, and a codification into one statue of existing bridge laws. . . Concerning the recapture provisions, of the bill, Denison said that a state or city would be required "to pay the owner his investment in the structure at the time it is taken over." This , would be determined "by an official > Investigation of the cost." I "The bill also provides," he went • on "for reversion of private bridges to cities or states whenever the net Investment of the owner has been amortized from the earnings. Accurate accounting of operating expenses and revenues would be required for this The earning power of the bridge would not be considered In estimating its value, however. Neither would the value of the franchise, or the value of the bridge at any previous sale. ^ HISTORICAL HIGHWAY IS THEME OP PRESENTATION What the road to Cumberland Is to local eloping couples, the road to Dover is to English lovers. This fam- ou» thoroughfare between Ixindon and the Port of Dover has been for centuries the path taken by countless romantic couples en route to Paris and the continent. The Altoona Little Theatre Guild has selected for its next production a play wherein A. A. Milne, the author of the present delightful New York success, "Michael and Mary," has dramatized the farcial possibilities of the thoroughfare of the road to Dover. "The Dover Road" will be given June 11 and 12 at the Little Theatre, Eighth avenue and Twelfth street, with a clever cast and the guild's usual artis tic scenery. IX)CKOC,TS WERE IGNORED. BRADFORD, England, May 28.— Love laughed at lockouts during Easter here when there were seventy weddings despite the lockouts in the textile mills, in which nearly 80,000 operatives are involved. MAOftWURY TOOL TRADK CONTlNtjmO SLU001SH NEW VORK, May 28.—Marked Slackness continues to be the chief characteristic of machinery and machine- ool markets throughout the country, American Machinist reports. Inquiries are slow and indicate little tendency of immediate orders. Although Canadian and New England markets during the past week showed some signs of life, remaining tool centers were dull and featureless. Used-tool demand is fair. New York reports a single railroad Inquiry and several scattered sales. Chicago machinery sales during the week were few, with only one list. Good foreign demand and a sustained DKMAND FOR BARCWARf STILt WBLL MA1NTA1WBD volume of inquiries mark the week's business in New England. Witff a resumption of industrial activity which presages a larger volume of sales, Canadian machine-tool dealers report a promising outlook. Southern district sales are chiefly confined to the territory around Houston, Tex., and the general trend there is considered upward. Indianapolis conditions are poor at present, although small tools are moving in good volume. Cincinnati's machinery market Is still dull, although manufacturers there are still busy with back orders. With general activity declining and few prospects indicating an early revival, Detroit dealers are pessimistic. Buffalo markets are spotty and dull, with inquiries the same. FLOOD DANGER SLIGHT. HELENA, Mont., May 28.—Flood danger in Montana virtually has passed and unless unforeseen weather develops, the state will be free from serious inundations this year, according to W. A. Lamb, chief engineer of the United States geological survey. Authorities do not anticipate any floods comparable with the disastrous inundation that caused heavy damage and loss of life at Wibaux, Mont last June. MBW TORK, May 28.—While the hardware demand In most sections of the country has lessened appreciably from the level maintained during the first half of May, the sales totals for the month are expected to exceed those of a year ago, Hardware Age will Say tomorrow in its weekly market summary. Recent weather conditions have been less conducive to stimulating a demand for seasonable goods. This is held responsible for the somewhat lighter demand. Future activity in the coming months will largely be dependent upon the prevailing weather conditions, although the general trend of business will also have its effect. Several recent indications point toward a slight betterment In the latter respect. Further developments in the weather will be awaited with interest, as the opinion is general that favorable weather will result In an active summer season, as good or even better than last year. Wholesalers have replenished their stocks on several lines which were depleted by the unprecedented demand during the recent hot spell, and few shortages are said to exist at present. Although onost prices are fairly steady, a lower tendency is apparent in some staple lines. Wire and stee! products and manufactured articles, of high copper cbntent are among the few lines showing a downward trend In comparison with last year prices on a wide range of hardware items are considerably lower, and in many instances very attractive to the ultimate consumer. The credit situation has begun to reflect the slight improvement in gen eral business conditions, and collec tions now have a fairly satisfactory status. *1 ft id JMEiAt i >'» A V COW 8AV8S OALF FROM THURSDAY! 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