The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 2, 1941 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 2, 1941
Page 7
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, APRIL 2, 1941 Controversy Is Complicated Further By Routes For Use Of Army AUSTIN, Tex. (UP) - Highways MT- a government headache in this biggest state of the nation. Texas has 26,000 miles of designated roads and approximately four times as many miles of auxiliary roads that are outside the .state highway system only p 000 miles of the 26,000 are called "adequate" today and even some of the 12,000 miles will be inadequate within a year. Towns in Texas mushroom with the development of newj oil fields and construction of army camps and major national defense works Great army camps are located at El Paso, Brown wood. Abilene Mineral Wells, San Antonio and' Palacios. Aircraft factories are Hinder construction at Fort Worth and Dallas; shipyards at Houston and Port Arthur; a large naval air base at Corpus Christ i. Villages Rise Overnight Sixty of 70 new oi] fields are discovered annually in Texas, and with each some nearby village almost overnight becomes an active town. Heavy trucks crack and wear out roads that were built for lighter traffic. The U. S. Bureau of Public Roads has decided to concentrate its funds'in the near future on highways that have military importance. A border state. Texas has its bid for improving 6.300 miles of military road. That comprises one- twelfth of .the total mileage in the United States that is designated for military purposes. Robert Le e Bobbitt. member of the Texas highway commission, told a meeting of highway officials recently in New York City that army maneuvers already have proved the inadequacy of the state's highway, particularly bridges, for handling heavy military traffic. Despite this, truck operators in Texas are waging a strong fight to have .the legislature raise the present 7,000-pound -truck load limit. Gov. W. Lee CVDaniel recommended a 14.000-pound load limit, but truckers' organizations favor a formula that will permit loads up to 32.000 pounds on the largest vehicles. Fight Over Surplus One of the sorest spots, however, BLYTHEVJLLE, (ARK.) COUTUER J^^fi er ^ ° rrliai1 tnian Goes Down Io Se;i for Undo S m m P i•(• -<Hilornia Ploying House in Army Plane U ' Va va , , is a surplus^ that has accumulated in. .the - of a complete mobile air unit 30 fiew n ° n - St ° P fr ° m ^angley Fi'eid, and set up tents, beds, mess kits and Cull - tion 'fund. Several .years ago. the legislature earmarked 1 cent of -the 4-cent state gasoline tax to pay for county bonds on roads incorporated in the state highway system. The cent-a-gallon is more than enough and nearly $10,000,000 of unattached funds remains in the treasury. County officials want the money turned over to them for local use. The highway department wants it for building more state highways. The automobile drivers want the legislature to reduce the gasoline tax 1 cent, if the surplus continues, Furthermore, city officials are clamoring for a cut of the gasoline j tax because a great part of traffic j that uses the gasoline travels mil- ' nicipal streets. Highway department officials are ' in a quandary. County officials don't ! waat the state department to get ' any extra money, they say. but ! constantly demand new roads in : their countries. j Chairman Brady Gentry of the ' highway commission recently de- j clared that Texas is "falling further behind in its highway pro- \ gram an the time." He estimates ' that it would cost $400,000,000 today to make Texas' 26.000 miles of designated road adequate. The department has about $42000,000 a year available, less than two-thirds of it for building and maintaining roads. "At the present rate." said Gen- try, if Texas will be further behind •teh I years-.fro-m'-nfm' ; -than"it--is right now.. And right now we need $400.000." New Used Defoe Furniture Co. We Trade Furniture For Anything Asli & R.R. Phone 16 Credit Read Courier "Mews warn. KEYSTONE Field & Bulk GARDEN SEEDS BABY CHICKS PURINA FEEDS POULTRY L, M. Ashcraf t Co. 112 E. Main Phone 154 New Jail Lacks Locks i MONTGOMERY. Ala. (UP) ~ Montgomery's new city juil is ready for occupants now—with only one minor flaw. Special locks ordered for the cell doors failed to arrive Wardens Will IWue Misguided Fish With Apologies l^OS ANGELES <UP>— A Couplo ol m:ik<>-bi»Ji<»vt? "river.s" in South- i'i;» <.'aiuuinm :\ve i-ausiiiR no end oi worry and emimni.ssmi'iu to game '.variirns, native sons and tlumsnmi.s of unsuspecting The two "i-lvcr.s" Imvo dm>iml everyone, (-.specially Mic n. s h. ^. cause th t .y amn siippo.s.'d t 0 huvc »».v \vuu-r in them. Hvit. :ifU»r a month oi almost in ; -,..ssuiu, rainfall UK' noun-ions Los Angles and «iu» ci "rivers" him- siuvtod uci- l »B )ik*> .second cousins (o the Mississippi, (rout .swum up the soemlimly whip . ;, ivu- u<ivks a-o, IUUOCPJH 01 liu' Ian ihai. in „ momh ,,,,, y would citiu-r huvo 10 develop j,. tf ' s or die. ao now (| u . fish and tuuno commission think* it will probably nave to SLMU! rwcuo sciuacLs lo .save uif .stei'ilicad.s. It's Crisis, All lO'^lit Chicr EiJHinoer H. R. Hcd.W. of I In. 1 county Hood control dlstrk-' discovered the prudicnment oi' the ti-sh as he wulched the Hood wulors recede. He told a L OS Anglos supervisor, who consulted County Forester and Pir c Warden ijponce D. Tumor. Everyone ngrcvtl the Ifout .soon miRlu bo facing oiv oi' UM- worst crises in fish history Allhmuh most of mo stoclhcncls will take the hint when the wulor.s recede and will swim back lo ih« Pacific, Tumor believes a iVw thousand will bo stramiiHi and will have to be limited out or shallow pools in lank.s especially made for ihnt purpose. *M .1 IVw works, when me waters HO clown, HgcnUs of tlu» .state. t'Lsh and g«m« commission will patrol the- banks of Uu- ox-rivers. Any stranded fish will be transported in (auk wagons and will b<> released in reservoirs behind the dams of (he Lo.s Angelas county Hood control district. And (ho trout probably won't oven ronli/o they have beuii .siivod Iroin a waterlogs gniviv Nsitlvo Sons Kntl>;i!TusKC(l The presence of Die WMtcr and also has proved embarrassing lo California'.'! native .sons. While WOULD BUY UMITKI) AMOUNT 1938 LOAN COTTON Classed 1 1-8 , Hasson Glencoe Hotel PHONIC ihey point with prido to the authentic rivers in the state, the Los Angele.s "river" was in a, class by itself, it was the largest river in California without yiny water. Orchards grew in the bed and railway trades run down the center. To ihc native sons, it Ls humiliating to have the L. A. river act like an ordinary stream oven to the point of sheltering'fish! And when the hundreds of eager anglers in tin; southland heard of the misplaced trout, out came the rods, red* and flk\ s . Frying pans wore grensi'd. But the local Isaac I Wakens wore; embarrassed, too PAGE SEVEM ."..'.' < • because the trout season was over a month ago. The whole situation is irritating to almost everyone in Southern California. tead Courier News want ads. CONCRETE ~~ STORM SEWER For Sale ALL SIZES Culvert Co. Phones 253 & 60 . S. Laney Ed Wiseman Occeola, Ark. 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