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Th New$-Rviw, Roieburg, Ort.-Wcd., Oct 12, w. Thirty Years Of Road Pavina In
Oregon Represent $392 Million Cost
r . ;
FIRST SICHT OF
L 0 V E B I R D Elizabeth Jane
Arnold, of Wuhlniton, D. C. 5. born with Impaired vilon, smll--
at the lovebird she ran tee after an operation or ur. Jonn mci-ea i
In which the defective cornea of one ere waa replaced br or--
taken Immediately after death from a patient who had offered Ik
The Slate Highway commission, since 1917, has lifted the leet
of Old Man Oregon, and his rubber tires out of the mud and
onto a network of continually expanding pavements to the tune of
This pavement has been built out of a magic mixture of ladips
lipsticks, cosmetics, jewels, mink coats, whisky, gin, gasoline and
what have you; and comparatively little out of taxes coming
from the land which the highways have been built to serve.
Throughout all the "B17" era,
from 18.9 until the Highway I purpose and $363,513.30 con-
commission was created in 1917, : tributed by (he counties. Of that
roadways were built out of taxr-s
taken from the nearby land. The
cost of newly opened roads were
assessed against the property con
latter sum only $1,643.33 was for
maintenance paid by the counties.
In the years 1920 to 1948, in
clusive, the counties of the state
tiguous to them; old roads were received as their allotted share
maintained bv direct taxes levied of road-user, gasoline tax, funds
throughout the respective coun- i the sum of StrUJiJ.txiz.iU.
ties. Since 1917 most of the load During 1949 the highway map
has been lif'ed off the land and
shifted; by the federal govern
ment to Its Indirect lipstick et al
income and by the state to gasoline.
The total amount spent from i U. S. -Canada Highway
jyii io June ivtrj uie uumt
was extended by the expenditure
of $.'0,000,000 while $23,500,000
have been allotted to the 1930
1951 construction program.
of the fiscal yearl for construc
tion and maintenance or primary,
secondary or feeder roads, and
county roads was $392,000,000.
Of this the state contributed $275,-
000,000; the federal government
$100,000,000; the counties $IK,-
000,000. An additional $1,000,000
came from miscellaneous coop
erative sources, Included In these
totals are $4,716,465.82 spent by
the state for construction and
maintenance of county roads not
on the secondary system, plus
$3,694,279.24 spent by the fed-
Link Nearer Reality
SAN ANTONIO, Tex., Oct. 12
!') Progress was reported today
in the effort to form a highway
link between the U. S. and
A hundred miles of the 300
mlles between Fairbanks and the
Alaska-Canada border has been
paved, Col. John R. Noyes,
Alaska roads commissioner, told
the National Association of State
Ihe project is part of a $100,
Big Campaign On To Get Women To
Exercise Their Right Of Suffrage
By DOUGLAS LARSEN
NEA Staff Correspondent
WASHINGTON NEA Today'i professional fighters for the
rights of women have a far more modest goal than the vision of j the same party for even a large
po.lt.ca! equality with men. which Inspired the early suffragette PhW - ? p
000.000 Alaska road Droeram also
eral government for the same including a 365-mile gravel road
! from Valdez to Fairbanks and a
finally discovered that there was-iad connecting Anchorage and
n't enough difference between the is"a.rd a n to Homer.
principles of the national Demo- Mween AiasKa anoine U. S.
cratic and Republican organiza-! Canada border, CoL Noyes said,
lions to fill even a small pam- j lh"? .are ,s"11 .1'72 milci north
phlet. Then thev discovered that!"' Edmonton to be paved. But
;, , ., ,.;,.,, ! that section between the border
among the state organizations of and Edmonton is paved.
leaden to their noble efforts,
The great political purge, t h e
great revitalizing of Ihe whole
American governmental process
which giving the vote to women
was supposed to produce never
materialized. It has turned out
that women really' don't give
much of a hoot about voting. I'
they do get around to It, It's us
ually at their husband's urging.
And when Ihey scan the ballot,
If they don't see the name of a
man whom they think to he
"cute" chances are they'll fol
low thilr husband's advice on the
The great social and economic
liberation which political free
dom was supposed to produce for
the gals has been Ihe other way
around. What little political I n
iluence they exert today has lar
gely been won through the social
and economic liberation they got
at first. And those freedoms have
been won more by auch crusad
ers as Max Factor and llnttie
Carnegie than by the profession
al women'a rights fighters.
League Sounds Tocsin
The exceptions such as Mar
garet Chase Smith and Helen (ia
nagan Douglas have been too
rare over the years to prove any
thing except their rarity.
Proof of all this can he found
In the big new program of the
League of Women Voters which
has Just been launched here. A
spokesman for the league calls
it, "the most ambitious drive
this organization has ever under
taken. The official announce
ment explains It as "a series of
eleven regional conferences t o
train leaders of the league 1 n
ways to arouse women voters to
accept party responsibility."
Miss Anna Lord Strauss, nat
ional president of the league,
sounds the following keynote:
"The connecting link between
you and your government offic
ials Is the political party. High
government oflicials will makp
the final decisions on problems
of peace and prosperity, but it
is the political party that deter
mines who these officials shall
be. Vou can take an active part
in the political party If you wish.
'Politics is everybody's busin
ess'." The big excuse that the league
gives today for women failing to
lake a significant place In U. S.
politics Is that It's Ju.it too tough
Jor them to get started In the
game. This drive, apparently. Is
to cure that by showing them
how to get started.
A pamphlet called "What's the
U. S. to Vou? a Quiz." Is to he
the Bible and guide of the lea
gue's drive. The publication is
unique In that none of the ques
thins are supposed to be so chal
lenging to the female mind that
they send the reader off In hot
chase for the answers. Then
Short and Burks Sta.
questions which thev had been
collecting over a period or six
. . . . .,, years and made a pamphlet out
when she finds the answers she II I lhl,m insI,a(
be all fired up to get into politics. I By flooding the country with
A league spokesman explains
the Interesting reason for a pam
phlet In this unusual form. For
six years Ihe leanue staff tried
to get one out which was to be
called "Know Your P-tv." Thev
the league's new quiz publication
and with Ihe 11 regional confer
ences Miss Strauss hopes that
by the 1950 election "all women
will be active workers in the par
ty of their choice."
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Plea Of Insanity
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OGDE.V, Utah. Oct. 12. (.Pi
Richard Dix Pack of Pocatello.
Idaho, Monday pleaded Innocent
by reason of insanity to first de
tree murder charges.
His attorney, Wade Johnson,
told District Judge Charles Cow
ley that a physician had examin
ed Pack and found him Insane.
Pack is accused of the slaying
of Shirley V. Scott. 29. Scat lie.
whose nude body was found In a
cheap hotel closet Aug. 19. She
had been strangled.
"We are not going to prove he
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be scheduled as soon as they pre
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Oregon "Blue Book" Soon Ready For Distribution
Oregon'i new state directory,
better known as the "Blue Book",
lis nearing completion and will
soon be ready for distribution.
I Secretary of State Newbry an
j The directory contains current
and historical information on all
phases of state and local govern
;ment, as well as statistical mate
! rial and features of general in
terest to the state. It is distrib
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and public offices.
Newbry. whose office Is direct
ed by law to compile the book
every tw0 yart, remnided per
sons wishing to purchase a copy
that the last legislature Increased
the price from 25 to 50 cents to
cover increased costs of printing.
Failure to include the correct
amount with an order is causing
extra correspondence and delay,
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