Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light from Corsicana, Texas on February 24, 1939 · Page 12
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Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light from Corsicana, Texas · Page 12

Corsicana, Texas
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Friday, February 24, 1939
Page 12
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' '"5 •y 1VS!B 8EMT-WfifliCL!f LIGHT, , FRID'AY, JlTEHIOHWATf Mm PRESENTED ! TUESDAY]! MEETING DISCUSSED IN DETAIL AND UNANIMOUSLY ADOPTED fit C. OF C. DIRECTORS Navarro County Highway Program '-•''• IMMEDIATE 1. Designation and construction of Highway 31 from Cor- slcana to McLennan county line, 2. Make Highway 75 from Dallas to Houston 4-lan* road, with first section from 'Corslcana to Klchland. S. Secure better type surfacing on Highway 22 from end of concrete east of Eureka to Trinity river bridge. FUTURE ' 1. Designation and construction of an all-weather, all- purpose rood from Corslcana to Mabank sector. A three-point highway program for the united support of all of Navarro county was submitted to inter- iested citizens, members of 'the commissioners' court, t -and members of the board • 'of directors of the Corsicana ''Chamber of Commerce at a spec, 'ial meeting held for this sole ' purpose Tuesday fnornlng. The program was discussed In detail and then unanimously adopted and plans Immediately .'initiated for active support of the projects before the Texas Highway Commission at Its next and, all subsequent meetings.. The program Included the designation and construction of Highway 31 t'from Corslcana west to the Mc£» Lennan county line; making Highway 75 from Dallas to Houston si' four-lane artery with the first unit to be widened from Coral- to Rlchland; and securing of better type of surfacing on , Highway 22 from the end of the ^pavement near Eureka to the . (bridge across the Trinity River, was agreed that at some |future date work should be ^Sta'rted on securing a road from fCorsloana to the Mabank sector. 2f President J. M. Dyer called the ;4meeting to order Tuesday morn- ling and after the minutes of the ,r*Jast regular board meeting were I 1 read and approved, Chairman J< ' ~NV Edens of the chamber of'com- , meroe highway committee was £ presented. k*'.' More Cordial Hearing. :'-*.'. In his preliminary remarks, Mr. '.'-^Jdens pointed out that In recent ;•'months this section of- Texas had • received a more cordial hearing (i and better results after member! fW v , the highway commission had i been convlced this section of the i state had been neglected in the St. king up the highway 76 pro- the chairman pointed oul highway had the heaviesl ...traffic and was one of the mosl ^important, in the entire state,, and "t was easily seen this road need- widening. He said there had some talk of establishment B, ,ui. another road between Dallas ft' and Houston but even if it. were •.designated, he believed the widen- J^lng could be achieved because it it /was effective and economical. *?< He stated the selfish interests i.'Ot this community would also be |/jerved by the widening. He ^pointed out tbre heavy volume of gnrafflo that poured "Into the fed- 'eral route at Corslcana and suggested the widening of the section between Corsicana and Rlchland yhere the road divided and twq outes are available, would pro"e a good demonstration of the slblllty of the project ' , Edens asserted that Corsl could not secure the com- of this project alone am ggested the initiation of an ac ' ,-campaign 'to secure addition upport. He declared the pro- a should be pushed by Na- ,rro county representatives at ~ r/ meeting of the highway _nlsslon, adding that only two enues of approach,.were open 45 these were the commission- '7 court or some other recog- ,.,,._ organization. He declared ost of the work in the past.had 1 ' done by individuals rather -collective groups. --•• Mabank Highway. Ding aside to some future 'Jties the highway committee ifrman suggested that if a new .^•between Corslcana and »Mank; i serving the northeastern 'ton of the county could'be se* >' that with the completion a program Navarro • county !• have one of the greatest — systems in the entire lie, group was told that the hern Pacific railroad had deed- heir old right-of-way between a and Houston to the hlgh- Sdepartment and that surveys now being made to deter'• feasibility of Us use for ^purposes. , {chairman pointed out •ity of the original road pro "bid -been or were nearln) iletlon, and despite -the fac ,ny people i n high places / the road would never -highway S2 .from Corsl f Palestine Is nearlng com *?for,„ all-weather use. He _; another of the program S. should be the securing ,o rtype of surfacing on thl hloh>ould be carried ou ioally - and without inter j'wlth any of the presen ;ements. He said compe uthorltles had stated a con Jasphalt surface would b 1 on "this strip than a soil* *a' construction, because o ^'Conditions. na-Waco Boad. recalled that a rokd , rslcana to Waco was one f oldest in the county pro. one which had-been un tbe longest; he also t the longer the pro- fdelayed the less chance" " type, of, Well FFA Cage Team Won Section Meet at Mildred POWELL, Feb. 23.—(Spl.)— 'he Powell High School Future 'armers of America won the ectlonal F. F. A. basketball meet it Mildred Monday, night by de- eating their hosts and a strong earn from State Home by nar- ow margins. After eliminating Mildred by a 13 to 12 score, the r>owell boys were matched .gainst the State Home Agri- ulturallsts, who had just put Cerens out of the race, Winning that game by 13. to the Farmers from Powell, who are the same five that won the eadershlp of Class B in the re- ent Interscholastlo league meet at Barry, will go on to Ennls o compete in the regional meet here. The team: Morris Holoway and Cecil Johnston, forwards; Leon Aven and Eugene Tucker, guards; and Edwin Bancroft, center. DALLAS NEORflTs" SLAIN ELLIS COUNTY JAIL BY SHERIFF WAXAHACHIE, Feb. 2\.—(/P>— Iherry Connally, Dallas negro, was slain In the Ellis county all by Sheriff Joe Ray when the >fflcer went to his cell to ques- lon him about an escape from the jail earlier today. Ray said he shot the when Connally lunged at Connally and Wille Terrell, another negro, slugged Jailer Willis Cox over the head and escaped about 9:30 a. m., but were recaptured a few minutes later. The negroes raided the jail office and armed themselves with pistols after overpowering the jailer. Both were recaptured without offering serious resistance but Terrell was wounded In the hip when the pistol he carried In his pocket discharged during a negro him. scuffle. They were back In their cells and the killing of Connally came a few minutes after the sheriff investigating the break, went to his cell. Deputy Sheriffs Eaten and Ledwell captured Terrell near Waxa- hachle Creek. Two unarmed youths caughl the other negro near the railroad station. The .prisoners, who were trusties, were charged with burglary of the Trumbull gin. PLEAS OF GUILTY RECEIVED THURSDAY BY JUDGE HOWELL Several pleas of guilty were received Thursday morning by Distract Judge Wayne R. Howell and sentences were pronounced. Odls Springfield, negro, plead guilty to three indictments for burglary, one for theft and two for chicken theft. Two years were Imposed in each case with four of them cumulative. Preston Carroll, negro, plead guilty to three burglary indictments and was given two year cumulative sentences by Judge Howell. Springfield previously had been assessed fifty years on his trla' for robbery In Dallas -county. minor objector to the new designation of 31, ready to meet all the requirements. In regard to the requirements, Mr. Edens said these would vary with the location and these problems must be faced when the proper time arrived. He insisted that unity of purpose must be maintained, and declared thai he believed the commissioners court would go as far as it could to carry the project to completion but would require the support of all individuals. He then listed the three points of the program in brief. D. F. Romans of Corbet stated most of the people of his sector favored the road • and would aid in every possible way. Judge Favors Program. County Judge Paul H. Miller declared he was in favor of thi program and that the court would have to depend on the co-operation of 'citizens' organizations since no public funds were available. Commissioner Joe George sale he had 'contacted numerous land owners and had only found one proposed ______ ______ Commissioner C. 0. Slaughter said he was willing to work to get the road but that naturally he would prefer it follow the old route as much as possible. Commissioner C. M Fitzgerald was present also al the meeting. Mr. Edens declared that th< support of the public determined the .success of any project, be 1' chamber of commerce or commissioners court, and said public cooperation would, determine the fati of the road program. He paic tribute to the work done by A. F Mitchell in behalf of the 'roads. The group as Individuals then unanimously approved the three point program, and urged the vigorous support of the projects by the "chamber of commerce com mlttee- and the court on a unltec front. It was also agreed to ask for the 'road to Mabank as soon as feasible. Effort Secure Funds. It was 'also -suggested , that .ev ery : effort be . made ' to secure this county's proper share o' funds located to form-to-market roads and It was pointed .out the im portance of the projects and avail ability of t local materials were important factors, , ... .. Mr. Edens declared that th chamber of commerce was no representing the interests of Cor- sloana alone, but stood for thet best interests of the county as a whole and was willing to back every worthy project, Plans wer discussed for a large delegation tc appear at the < next meeting, of th highway commission. ; - -It 1 was also suggested that son) s^udy be given to a plan to hav a paid program of highway , ao tlvftles on a county-wide basis a e -future time. Navarro county citizens wll some "If GOVERNOR ITDANIEL SENDS MESSAGE UPON HANDL1NG_F1NANCES ALSO ASSERTS BELIEF TAX COLLECTIONS COULD BE IMPROVED UPON 'AUSTIN, Feb. 21.—W— Governor W. Lee O'Daniel :oday recommended to the legislature abolition of at least 55 funds in which the state keeps its money and provision for a more cen- :ralized method of hand- in? Its finances. The governor's message pointed iut that funds of the state gov- rnment naw are deposited in 105 accounts. "Some of .these separate funds mist, of course, be maintained," he message said. "It would seem hese funds could be divided roughly Into the following groups: "Those which the constitution of he state requires to be maintained; other funds which must be maintained because of the relationship between the state and the "ederal government. "There are also bonds, endowment and Investment funds as well as certain law enforcement 'unds. Baaed on the study which I have made, I believe at least SS of these funds can be abolished." -The governor asserted belief a itll could be enacted to Increase .he efficiency of state tax col- ectlon. He said: "It seems to me that a bill could je enacted which would Increase ha efficiency of our system of collecting state taxes, simplify the system of accounts now kept by the state treasurer, centralize the ecordfl of the fiscal affairs of the state In a single office (that of :ho comptroller) and at the same :lme give furrther ' protection against loss In collection of state revenues and establish more direct egtslatlve control of public expenditures. 'Sound business policy makes necessary that In so far as possible all state revenue be deposited Immediately In the state treasury and paid out only in response to direct legislative appropriation." The governor urged early attention to the subject, which he sub' mltted as emergency legislation. In a separate memorandum attached to what he termed a "rough draft" of a bill to accomplish the purpose of the message, Governor O'Daniel said there might be other Instances where funds could be abolished or some of those he suggested eliminating might have to be retained. "I believe," he said, "there should be added to this bill at the proper place a section or sections direct- Ing that hereafter all revenue collected by the state government or any of its agencies must be depoa- ted In the state treasury and paid out only on direct legislative appropriation. "Of course, tha constitution in some cases controls this matter, but in most Instances It seems to me that the legislature should provide for every' dollar of the state expended be Included In the btnnlal budget. "This bill Is only an outline draft and I shall thank you if you will feel- free to use this • outline, or prepare a complete new bill as In your judgment Is best and follow this legislation through to final passage." A special fund Is simply a bookkeeping item. Actual money of the state is kept In the treasury and various bank depositories over the state. Some special funds have been created by the constitution, for example, the permanent school Funds. Most have been originated ay legislative enactment, which levied a tax or a fee for a purpose and earmarked the revenue for that purpose. An example of the latter type Is the game de- artment fund, which Is fed by fees for hunting and fishing II- centtes. Money In on* fund cannot be transferred to another without a constitutional amendment, in the case of a constitutional fund, or a law, in the case of a fund established by law. - Auditors have long characterized the system as a bookkeeping mess. List State Funds Urged Be Abolished AUSTIN, Feb. 21.—(/P)—Here are the state funds which Governor W. Lee O'Daniel proposes to abolish: Tax law enforcement funds: ;Motor fuel tax enforcement; motor fuel tax audit; natural and ogslnghead gas audit; cigarette tax enforcement; cigarette tax audit; vending machine tax enforcement; liquor tax. enforcement; liquor board confiscation; boxing and wrestling enforcement; boiler inspection. ' Special funds (maintained for boards-commissions): ' Gas utilities; oil and gas enforcement; citrus grading; citrus Inspection; agricultural protee- tlve; pure bred cotton seed; racing; jack and stallion; game, fish and propagation; Sand, shell and gravel; medical registration; dental registration; hairdressers and cosmetologists; barbers; Texas prison;. Texas prison. revolving; professional engineers; architects registration; compensation insurance division;' fire insurance division; insurance examiners; insurance, agents license; motor vehicle insurance; operators and, chauffeurs license; Texas securities act; citrus -fruit dealers. Disbursing funds: . • Available blind institute; available deaf and dumb institute; available lunatlo asylum; available orphans; available university; available A. and M. College; A. and M. College pure feed; text book; state parks; pld age assistance. Extra governmental and inol dental funds; Highway light testing; tax and bookkeeping funds; county collectors cash; cigarette; liquor board' tax; liquor board license; gas utilities; oil and gas enforcement; oil and ggs enforcement, labor 'department. Corporation Court .-.One charge of running a. red light, and one of speeding brought offenders into the Corslcana Corporation Court Thursday morning. rtTw0ip«sons were arrested by FARM PROGRAM (Continued From Pajre One) to promote international co-operation to boost commodity prices fall. Informal Discussions. The administration is attempt- Ing, by means of informal discussions, to get major wheat and cotton producing nations to join In conference to discuss market- Ing and price problems. To date these efforts have borne little fruit. A committee representing the wheat nations IB meeting In London now in an attempt, to agree, on .a agenda for a) proposed conference. Little Headway hag been made on § cotton conference. President Roosevelt and Secretary Wallace have suggested such conferences might adopt export quotas under which world markets would be divided "equitably" among all producing countries. This would make it possible to eliminate price-cutting and export dumping policies. Present farm price polllceg have had the effect, government economists said, of holding domestic as well as world prices of cotton and wheat at levels higher than they otherwise fould be, ,They olte commodity loan program* which give farmers- the privilege of withholding crops from the market by placing them under government loans. The loans have been set at levels higher than market prices. , Foreign as well • as domestic producers of these crops • have benefitted, it was said. Economists have voiced the opinion world cotton prices now would be two or three cents a pound lower except for the American cotton loan program. Administration farm leaders believe the foreign producer of cot- ton half received an jidvintag* in" the export markets. American'ex- ports of cotton BO far this season have 'been about 43. per cent below those of a year ago, while exports of some competing nations have been larger. Leaders explain that American prices have been made more or less rigid, while those of other nations have been more flexible. Serve the New Pecan Donuts to the Family Collin Street Bakery Personal Mr: and Mrs. Paul Ingle of Dal-1 las spent Wednesday with their/ mother, Mrs. 3. W. Lawhon. W. F. Faulk of Athens, former game warden of this district, was a Corslcana visitor . Wednesday. C. R. Baxter of Bazette was a Corstcana visitor Thursday morning. J. P. Johnson of Blooming Grove was in Corslcana Wednesday night. Lort Something? Try Sun Want Ad. 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