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TELLS OF ROAD
' BUILDING ILLS
Diagnosis of Troubles Con
fronting Commission Given
I by Ogden Engineer
Diagnosis of part of the troubles
which have confronted the stale road
commltwlon In the pnst four year-,
in cooperating with the federal gov
ernment In highway construction, wa
made esterday In Salt Ixike by wal
ler N. Krlckntad, acting dlstrl. t en
gineer at the Ogden offices of the'
I'nited Stale bureau of public roads
Mrj Frlckstad classified the trouble re
sulting from too little engineering." ,
It would seem." Mr. Frlckstad said.
"that the real difficulty la traceable
to the view by those In authority that
thorough engineering Investigation and
i supervision is an Irksome bureau re-
rfilt3l iulrement, without real value to tht
slate; that a little engineering Is per- .
r haps a necessary evil but the meth
Irm- mis developed by decades of railroad.
A Irrigation and highway experiences are
' sjl entirely unnecessary.
( ':;M Mr. Frlckstad outlined the attitude.
rvBsMB of the bureau :
"It is not." he says, "a group of
y'M n1en 'n dl9,ant Washington Imposing
!:";wM 119 wishes on outlying states on the
1 i-ontrarv. a large Initiative and dlscre-
tloU is placed In the district pnglncer
H and his assistants near the work. Most
W ..i the engineers In western districts I
,2U are western trained or have worked In
lhc region long enough to understand ,
-' - f:: conditions.
H Bureau standards are not fixed ar-.
Bk bitrarlly, but for good reasons devel-l
:f38J oped by experience. Generally thcv
h!Isi ar0 suggestrone and recommendations, j
sfcijaBH not requirements."
P9B The acting district engineer cites the
Qt&Sa protest that was raided at first in
i western stati i, Im luding rtuh. of the
tft9 earlv regulation that olans should be
! submitted with a scale of not morn i
than 100 feet to the inch The rule
was modified, and I'tah adopted the
scale of 400 feet to the Inch, thereby
lessening the cost of drafting and blue
printing "It Is now quite generally agreed,
among your engineers," sas Mr j
I'rlckstad. that the original regula-
tlon would have saved the state many'
limes Its cost of operation
"The bureau is not looking to ihe
dim. distant future for justification of
I Its standards, but does try to look ,
forward as far us the life of the con-1
jMjtfflk struction bonds, and particularly to
Brv conditions five or ten years aftei con
I . j i It rue or
Bn The bureau Is not soU-lt interested
tfiLQffl in improving the quality of work. We
leflft are fully as much Interested in econ-
5BF(, omy. A large proportion of the sug-
'iJ3r gcstlons made bj the engineers of this
jflKy district have been towards reducing
Eliminate Wasted Time
Handling Coast Mail
I ' ' : H
H Special arrangemehta have been made I
naflW at the terminal this season for Hi" nan - ,
Jf'SKll filing of California mall, which Is dls-
i.kfflfS trlbuted from Ogdsn Heretofore the
'allfornia mail has been transported ' m
Wtm the Union station u the terminal at Wall
' avenue and Twenty-fourth street, enlall-
LiBll 'ne considerable loss of tlm- in the han-
P i ''"flS dling of the mail. As the basement of
'. V tJm the. terminal wa the only place avall-
$&M! able for distribution of the California
SHg mall, which amounts to approximately
JPa sa' " fl lw-nty-four hours dur-
be "sns nent bj means
jfSH of a long rope
LH This season a special mail car has been
SB set aside in the local passenger yards
and California parcels will be sorted and
fHH made read;.' for distribution in this car.
PH The car will be in use throughout the I
f entire holiday rush, with three shift"! or
BHP men working throughout the twenty-four
TAX ON BANK DEPOSITS
PROPOSED IN CONGRESS
B!Bj WASHINGTON, Dec 17. A las: of I
agfH one quarter of one per cent on all ;
li bank deposits is proposed in a bill in-j
fSS troduccd today by Representative
Trcadway. of Massachusetts, a Repub-
jSkn lican member of the house ways and
SMjH means committee. Mr. Treadway ee-
IjfliffiS tlmated that such a tax would net a
vti 'N revenue of approximately one billion
Collection of the tax would be made
; at the time the deposits were made and
' Institutions affected would include all
j national state and private banks: trut
J companies, brokers' offices and other
J! Institutions, firms or corporations re-
: fm celvlng any money on deposit subject i
"2; to withdrawals by check, cash or oth- j
fi Mutual savings banks, corporative j
ijjafj building and loan associations and slm-
rieS'' "ar Institutions organl.ed and operat-
: ':vyjj ed exclusively for the benefit of their
- jriLfc members would be exempted
t&Pj The bill was referred to the house
'! ,'SjS ways and means committee which is
i jgR considering changes In internal rev-
I . i nue schedules.
V Mr. Treadway. using bank clear-
V Ings as a basis, estimated the total
j. B transactions in the l.'nlted StatC3 for
JB- the year 1S19 at 1483.864,926,000.
- ': 'A tax of one-cjuarter of one per
ijSw cnt of this amount would have
' lira brought revenue of $1.20?, 662, 310." he
BERLIN CHILDREN GAZE
LONGINGLY AT TOYS;
IjBjjBl BERLIN. Dec. 1". (By the Asso-
IjjKll elated Preas). The Christmas trade
jSH In Gerlin which was at one time great-
er than any season during the ysar,
jWSi upto the present time haa left huge
jB stores of toys and other articles vlr-
tually intact on the shelves, accord-1
tJs3B lng to the managers of the city's larg-
,!15B cst department stores. The manager
",tQ of the toy department In one stor
kMH "Only the rich can afford our wares
4ft this year. Here is a rocking horse for j
loifll K marks, which sold before the wai j
for sixty marks It would cost a work
faEE man his month's salary. Toy animals
H sell from fifty pfennings up to 10,-
lB 000 marks, but very few persons are
jaH buying them. The people ure hesltat-
ing even over spending one mark on I
jQH something that, is useless. They arc I
3jjS saving their money for food and 1
twSfi Many children in the crowds te be
I seen in and outside the stores, gazing
B- longingly at the displays of every con-
cclvable kind of plaything.
NAVAL BOARD REPORTS
RESULT OF HAITIAN PROBE
SBB WASHINGTON, Dec. 17. The na-
Hn val court of Inquiry which Investigat
es ed charges of Indiscriminate killing '
1 1 of natives by American marines in j
fcij Haiti has completod its report and l '
g&M ts now In the hands of the judge ad
jfjdB ocate general of the navy. Sccre
Lary Daniels said today that ho ex
BrH pected to receive the report tomor
B row or Monday and that he would
9 make it public as soon as he had re-
APPEARS IN PAGEANT
ti. Gladys Given, ii wlu ap
; pear In th- Pilgrim pageant-drama
I Tin- Triumph of Tomorrow" which
win be presented i th- Weber
Normal college hi Lhe Orpheiun
theatre, December II, Mtes Green
will Im- scon In the role of "Ftaltb
Approve Deed for
New Ogden Armory
Secretary of State Harden Bendion
has advised President Warren L. Wat
tis of the Ogden Chamber of Com
merce thit the died for the site of
the national guard armory has beer.
S. I. S. Publication
Just Off the Press
I Containing many articles, poems and
(other materials written with the view
I of stimulating the minds of hoys and
! girls at the State Industrial school, the
' current issued of "The Good Citizen,'
I lhe school publication, has been is
The booklet is attractively made up
land Is filled with interesting In forma
I lion. Boys in the printing class at
the school attend to lhe setting of the
jlypc and the printing of the booklet
Open Forum to Be
Held at Weber Club
Captain ( ra Bundy. officer in charge
of construction work at the ogden
Arsenal, will be the principal speak
er at the open forum which will be
bald at the Weber club at 6.30 o'clock
this evening. He will address mem
bers of the club on The Ogden Ar
senal and What it Means to Ogden."
The new armory will also be dls
cussed, together with the prospects for
1 a new hostelry. President Warren L.
I Wattls will preside at the dinner this
evening and will recommend that the
meetingr. be made permanent and held
examined and approved by Dan B.
Shields attorney general.
President attis has asked to have
the deed recorded in Wcbor counts
and then returned to the office of th-
secretary of state. Secretary Bon
nlon in his communication also ad-
ised Pri-slileiK Wattls that the work
' on the new building would be Start -I
ed early In 1921.
ssffiSBBsf' AGAIN TODAY
u J$P ' 8:00 and 9:30 p m
&ffljk Owen Moore
vSSsL The por simp'
w n igjr tywu as i even a
sfM Mkk a B mnll .
SPUK PATHE NEWS COMEDY
withjtydHucjhes ' hJ) llGtrC
Written by Julien Josephson
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SMALL TOWNS s 60,000,000 ((un.IPCDiiM rrni ire-
plain people "HOMESPUN FOLKS
GIFTS FOR "HIM"
Suits "W OU can always be conndent of secur-
Mackinaws inr superior quality at most reasonable
Neckwear prices when vou buy Christmas gifts for
Slippers "him" at this store. This is a store that
Smokang always specializes in lhe kind of goods
Pajamas tnat n(." l,keS.
Gloves . . . .
Hats Home of HOLEPROOF HOSIERY
Caps and the OGDEN SPECIAL Shoe
Umbrellas 236 Twenty-fifth Street
TTHllmg HIGH QUALITY CLOTHING
will be a good day to
j select your
J Our Club Sale
! ENDS SOON
12 selections deliv- yi
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ft. No extra first pay
I factory prices
On One of the Models Offered
YOU SAVE $28.20
making the net price to you only
Iis all you pay
now. Next year be
gin your easy pay
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