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SECOND NEWS SECTION
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TO BE HEARD
Concentration of Federal
Funds Would Supercede
URGE SUMS PROVIDED
Senator Townsend Draws
Measure That Meets
WASHINGTON. May 7. Con
eatmtloa of federal fundi upon
ilghwaya of Interstate impor
tance, creation of a federal bign
rayeomalMlon to supersede the
resent bureau plan, otherwise
'jalfy the governmental highway
agencies and r drastic provisions
for1- adequate maintenance, are
chief points la the highway bill In
trodaeed by Senator Cralea E.
Townsetid, chairman of the senate
committee on postofflces And post
roads: The measure will be called
up for heirintt la the near tu
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The bill provides for an appro
priation of $200,000,000 with
$100,000,000 for the year from
July, 1921. to July. 1922, and the
same amount for the succeeding
12-month period, to be expended
on main highways in co-operation
with the state highway depart
ments, the states themselves sup
plying a like amount.
Additional sums of $5,000,000
and $10,000,000 respectively, are
provided for the same periods for
the construction and maintenance
of roads wholly or partly within
forest reservations. The measure
also provides that such work shall
be undertaken at the direction of
the federal commission, which is
also empowered to co-operate with
the Indian Service In similar work
within Indian reservations.
States are required to meet fed
eral funds as state units instead
of being allowed to pass their ap
portionment on to the counties,
thus draining the latter of their
resources as in the past. Coincl-
dentally county funds are released
for use in the construction of
farm-to-market roads of lesser im
portance, while the nation and
states are permitted to use their
funds for the main market high,
New Formal Introduced
A new formula is introduced in
the case of those states having
more than 5 per centum of their
total area in unappropriated pub
lic lands, these states no longer
being required to meet federal
funds on a 50-50 basis although
the ratio and amount of federal
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funds appropriated to such
In drawing bis measure, Sena
tor Townsend had before him.
President Harding's message to
congress, and, accordingly, the
bill contains all of the recommen
dations of the chief evecutive. lie-
cause oi mis taci anu uecause oi i
Senator Townsend's position, the ;
bill is therefore considered as an ;
This statement is particularly j
true of the sections relating to i
maintenance, where drastic pro- !
visions have been written in, re- !
quiring the states to insure gov
ernment expenditures against loss
through inadequate upkeep.
Important Iloadrf First.
In states where primary roads
of interstate importance have been
completed, the commission is di
rected to apply the state's appor
tionment of national funds to co
ordinating or correlating high
ways. In the definition of interstate
rOads. the commission is directed
to give first consideration to thise
highways meeting the agricul
tural, commercial, postal and mili
tary needs of the nation.
The principles written into the
measure have already been en
dorted in part or in full by prac
tically every large national organ
ization which for years have been
interested in highway develop
ment In this country.
'"We pride ourselves on our ed
ucation," remarked Supt. Shiels,
"but the other day at the South
west Museum I overheard a re
mark that set me thinking.
"A young lady and her escort
were looking at an Egyptian mum
my labeled 413 B. C.
" 'I wonder what that number
means?" said the girl.
' 'I don't know,' was the an
swer. 'I guess it's the number of
the machine that killed him.' "
Los Angeles Times.
SALEM, OREGON. SUNDAY
Long Experience with Rough
Country Causes Selection
Of Dodge Car
LIGHT MODEL DESIRED
Federal Department Already
Has Thirty-Four Operat
ing in Country
A long series of practical tests,
in which cars of alLscet every
make and description were used,
brought the United States genera
land office face to face with facts
that left room for only one de
cision. That decision was to
standardize on Dodge Brothers
motor cars. The land office ai
ready has 3 4 Dodge Brothers cats
in operation, having begun this
standardization a number or
months ago. Seventeen of the 34
are business cars and the others
are special Jobs used for heavier
hauling. In the future, however,
to quote from a letter written by
Frank M. Johnson, supervisor of
surveys, "the tendency will be to
ward the purchase of the light ca
pacity (one-half ton) business
Interesting Story Told
Mr. Johnson relates an interest
ing story of the transportation
problems encountered by the land
ofrice, which is a division of the
Department . of Interior, and his
territory covers the United States
There are 13 branch oTfices, most
of them in the west, as the chiel
duty of the office is the surveying
of public lands. Today mont ot
this work takes the surveyors into
the roughest and most sparsely
settled sections, principally des
erts and mountains. Originally
they used wagons and tour-mule
teams but as these become inca
pacitated they are supplanted by
motor equipment. And as the
present motor equipment cease
to give satisfactory wrviee, it Is
being supplanted by Dodge Broth
ers cars. As the work progressed
the territories visited by the sur
veyors, becomes rougher and It is
necessary to abandon the heavy
equipment in favor of light bin
powerful and thoroughly reliable
"It is impossible to estimate
the enormous saving that ha3
been effected by changing our
equipment and putting the chief
burden of transportation on th?
screen side business car." said
Mr. Johnron. "but I can cite on
illustration which is typical. A
double outfit, which consists oi
14 or 16 men. completed their
work about 15 miles out of Ulen
rock. Wyo.. at 330 one after
noon; they went to GlenrocK.
transacted some business before
o'clock, plied into their two Dodge
Brothers business cars and spetr.
the night at Wheatland. Wyo.. !
miles from Glenroek. The next
day they came from Wheatland
into Denver for a new assign
ment. Th distance from Wheat
land to Denver is 194 miles Th
11 men werp surveyors, assistants
and buddIv m n The technical!
men, of cours draw oo.r aljr
ies. In the od days it weud hav.
taken four mule teams at least
four days to make the same trip.
Considering the fart that salaries
and meals do not stop for such de
lays, not to speak of the loss o
production, it is apparent that
the government has made a wis
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h i II I II nlJ I II PreKa with the good Maxwel! in Chicago gave a slum child's ,. (;. Work, president of t0
MORNING, MAY 8, 1921
"One of Omaha's largest news
papers, the Hee, was so well im
pressed with the good Maxwel!
that it has purchased eight of
them to use as prizes 1n circula
tion contests," says O. H. Ging
rich, local Mexwell-C'halmers dis
tributor. "That they are offering only
nine cars in all makes this all the
more significant. The one other
is a well known 8-cylinder car.
"in these contents, the
procedure is to offer several dif-
terent makes of cars, but tin
Omaha Bee. in its endeavor to,
give the contestants prizes of real
i vnllo Dri-mo in ! outstand ine value, v.' fin no fur-
T R ACTORS
A widely-known philanthropic
in Chicago gave a slum child's
version of story of Eden. She was
Hitting with other children on the
curb outside a public house and
her version of the story was as
"Eve pes: 'Adam 'ave a bite!'
'No.' scs Adarn, 'I don't want a
bite;' 'Gam;' sea Eve, 'go on,
'ave a bite;' 'I don't want a vlte!'
ses Adam. The child repeated
this dialogue, her voice rising to
i a shrill shriek. "An' then Adam
took a bite," she finished up.
"An' the flamin' angel he come
along wid 'is sword an' e' scs
to 'em hof : 'nan then ahtside!' '
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Automobiles, Society, Special Features end
(J. Work, president of tfto
Goodrich Rubber compaflf,
recently returned from his
inspection of the cont-
pony's Interests abroad, summar
izing his observations in France
and Germany, said: -p
"Industrially, Germany makes
a better appearance than I no
ticed on my visit a yea, agd.
There appears sufficient food,
though not an abundance, and the
fpirit of tha people has changed
for the better. The meat re
striction was removed November
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PRICE: FIVE CENTS v
1, and that commodity seems
plentiful now, although prlcea are
"Labor conditions are very
(,ood. I noticed one German con
cern offering for sale coal which
had been delivered to France by
Germany. .Apparently France is
not in position to make immedi
ate ufe of the supply delivered.
Coal costs the Germans'l 80 marks
a ton premium. ' . i
"From the social point of view
France has. improved, but bust
ness is bad. Their motor indus
try has been hard hit. With gos
tline at 80 cents a gallon, econ
en.y can naturally he expected.
During the Ittt two months there
beve been distlnctve signs fur
better conditions in France.. Farls
appears optimistic and-bankers
Lee decided signs of Improve
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