The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 21, 1955 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, March 21, 1955
Page 14
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rag; BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.? COUHIER NEWS MONDAY, MARCH M, 1988 Ike's Highway Program Faces Certain Death Chances Are Plan WH1 B« Ditched As a Bad Idea By JAMES MARLOW Associated Fres« News Analyst WASHINGTON Ml — President Elsenhower's idea tor a superhighway system, recently unveiled seems certain to be veiled again and put in the attic as anidea whirgot nowhere. It Jobs deac in Congress. There it ran into ttony opposition from the first, mostly from tiie Democrats. The lawmakers will probably vote to continue the present program but boost the amount of money the governmen spends on it. Under that present program a total of 47 billion dollars would be spent on both main and secondary roads in the next 10 years. Ten billions of it would come from the federal government, 37 billions from states and local governments A special commission created by Eisenhower to study the nation's road needs—it was headed by retired Gen. Lucius D. Clay—lasi Jan. 11 handed the President report calling for the biggest road- building program in American history. 10-YeftT Plan K suggested an intensive, 10-year plan for a transcontinental network of high-speed highways. On Feb 22 Eisenhower sent a message to Congress which followed the Clay commission's reasoning, although he didn't say so exactly. This was the kind of plan the Clay commission had in mind: Over the next 10 years 101 billion dollars to be spent, 31 billion by the federal government and 70 by state and local governments, or M billion more than under the present plan, which figures on a total of 47 billion. While under the present plan federal money goes into both main and secondary roads, under the Clay plan most of the government money would go into superhighways, with the states spending only two billion on them. Complaints Listed The two most vigorous critics of the Clay proposal were Democratic Senators Gore of Tennessee and Byrd of Virginia. The latter, on Eisenhower's side ki m,any money matters, was against him on this. These were some of the complaints about the Ctay plan's 101- billion-dollar idea: It would give the federal government too much say over the states' highway systems; the proposed method of financing it was "sleight-of-hand"; and it would be a happy hunting ground for politicians. Of the federal government's 31 billion-dollar share under the Clay plan, 21 billion would be financed by selling bonds through a special government corporation. They'd be paid off in 30 years with an interest bill of 11'/ 2 billion dollars. That would make the govern' ment's total cost 42'^ billion. And, the critics argued, selling bonds through a government corporation might look like a way out of adding to the government's general debt but wouldn't be at all. Gore is for holding on to the present system and the supporters of his idea suggest that the government's contribution of 10 billion dollars over 10 years be upped perhaps to 15 billion 01 little more. That would still be at least 16 billion less than the Claj commission proposed, 'Gypsy' Wins Movie Award NORTHRIDGE. Calif. (/Pi — A black stallion named Gypsy has won an animal kingdom version ol the Oscar. He was awarded the Patsy award —for the picture animnl top stai of the year—for his part in the film "Gypsy Colt." The event, sponsored by the American Humane Assn., was held yesterday at Devonshire Downs this San Fernando Valley commu- Protection with Certain-tted SHINGLES Certain-teed hat everything (or roofs, shingles, roll goods, felts, coatings. We know good applicators who are experienced. Certaln- leed In the least cost per year roof- Ing material because it lasU longer. Thirty nix month, to p*;. E. C. Robinson Lumber Co. I'hoiM ^-4551 . Second place went to Francis the mule lor "Francis Joins the Wac«" and third to the seal Eomeralda for "80,000 Leagues Under the Sea." Read Courier Newi Classified Adi. Model Drops 'Body' Suit NEW YORK blonde model (ff>) — Lyn Jones, a Irom Queens, has dropped her $100,000 lult against RKO Pictures, the studio announced yesterday. The buxom, 21-year-old model had claimed that HKO used without her consent a picture of her body with the head of Jane Russell to promote the film "Underwater." The studio announcement said no settlement was involved in the withdrawal and that Miss Jones admitted It was "all a mistake," There was no immediate comment by Miss Jones. Arkansas Chick Hatchings Down LITTLE BOOK — Commercial hatcheries in Arkansas pro- duced 6,818,000 chicks last February, a decrease of 8 per cent from the corresponding month of 1954, the Federal-State Crop Reporting Service said Saturday. The number of chicks hatched by commercial hatcheries In the United States during February was down 16 per cent from the February, llgure. Inspiration for Robert Browning's poem, "Rabi Ben Ezr»," waj Ezra Ibn, a Jewish author and poet, whose full name wu Abraham ben Meir Ibn Ezra. Hays Presents From Nationally Famous Lines Your complete Easter Outfit is ready for your selection from America's most famous lines of Apparel... All Beautiful New Styles accentuated by the lush, soft colors of Spring, 1955. ' more-for-your-money \ slip sizes 32 to 42 (regulator [all lengths) A slip you'll love to live in! Wonderfully priced for all its rich look. Lined, bee-embroidered bodice ... the pleasure of permanenc nylon pleats. A faultless proportioned fit! An frelin Suit with the Added Distinction of Embroidered Daisies! When the calendar calls for something different, enjoy wearing a suit with embroidered daisies on the yoke and featuring a patented cut-out skirt. 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