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, TO BE LAID BE One Suggestion Is to T Higkway Buildir send Act ;] MEMORIAL T Requesting an Adequate H by tbe Southern Cc RESOLVED: 1. That, in view of the deplor, the United States as compared with constituting a condition of natior competing for the markets of the transportation: we respectfully met whole of the war loans to the alii 1 be used as follows: l (a) For the construction and i expense of a system of national for the national security, unity, i to that of the national routes o (b) For assisting the several of state highway systems of pre 2. That we favor action by Cc without charge, all remaining sur ! useful in any way to the state an the construction and maintenance ( Nat ion-wide demands for a series of transcontinental road systems to link the states closer together and at the same time provide a ready and quick means of mobilizing forces for the 1 nationa defense and for commercial : expansion are to be made unon Con- I gress. Chambers of commerce and other organizatoons the country over are preparing to send to Congress the memorial recently adopted by the Southern Commercial Congress in its annual convention, end printed here. The nation learned in the fighting overseas of the importance of good roads, for the Kuropean powers in this respect are away ahead of the United States. The suggestion which is expected to be carried from the nation-wide memorials, is that Congress set aside the whole of the war loans to the allies as a national highway fund. Will Elite efforts. Highway organizations also will concentrate their efforts on the bill recently introduced in Congress by Senator Townsend, to be Known as the federal highway act. This act provides for the formation of a post roads and federal highway commission. This commission would be rer?" red to -stablish an interstate system of highways, composed of pri.. .j ..t>......i.. roans which would. by the i..os! practicable routes, and with due consideration for the agricultural, commercial, postal and military needs of the nation, afford ingress into and egress from each state and the District of Columbia. Such a system, according to the measure, as introduced, would include high n a j n i u aiiu 11 uiii lain n aivi ports and highways connecting at the border with the main highways in countries adjoining the United States. All the road activities of the Department of Agriculture and the Council of National Defense would be turned into this commission, which would consist of five members. The measure calls for an appropriation i of $100,000,000 each for the fiscal , years ending June SO, 1922 and 1923. Where Idea Originated. The plan to have the allied loans turned into a gigantic road building fund originated with Dr. S. M. Johneon. managing director of the l.ee Highway Association, and an author- j ity on transcontinental and other i % XT ? * T ;1 * > * The < World's Cham; guarantee of all sporting world a nificance of our "Daytona" 6-6< When this car w record by travel per hour it pro' car, but a tup achievement. 1818 I 1 f _ ;7VYC AN FOR ROADS FORE CONGRESS urn Allied Loans Into lg Fund?TownFavored. 0 CONGRESS j ligHway Program, Adopted mmercial Congress able condition of the highways of the highways of the allied nations, lal insecurity and a handicap in world, due to excessive cost of VI vuiif^iroo IU OCl ciOlUt* LUC j | es as a national highway fund, to I ! maintenance entirely at federal highways to perform a service levelopment and welfare similar verseas. I states to hasten the completion per mileage. ingress transferring' to the states, plus war property which may be d county highway departments in jf highways. highway systems. He has mode a thorough study of the subject, and is an enthusiastic worker for the development of better road systems. "I.<et one of the first acts of Congress, when it reconvenes." said Dr. Johnson, in discussing the road improvement plans, "be to set aside the whole of the ten billion dollars loaned to the allies as a federal highway fund. Give the nations all the time they need in which to pay the principal. upon conditions that they keep up the interest payments. Take this money and use it. half to aid the states to finish the state systems when of proper mileage. The fitness of things requires it. England. France and others could hardly ask us to cancel the debt, seeing they have good roads and this seems the only means we have to equalize conditions in this respect. "The highways at home?when? We want good roads now. We want to travel them while we are here. We will soon be beyond mud and dust. We understand the attractions beyond the gates where there's pavement everywhere. But we have lived and moved and had our being so long right here in the United States, that, however strong the attraction on the other side, we don't want to go hence and be no more until we have some use of roads built firmly right here on good old United States. So we face toward Europe and say:| 'Friends, that's all right about the slate and the sponge, but forget it; we are so far behind you in highway matters that we simply must be careful In money matters. Just send along the interest and don't worry about the principal.' ( ood Road* Vital IVeed. "Then we face our Capitol and we. say to our statesmen: 'The overturn was not for political reasons, but for business reasons. Now that we have finished the job overseas, the next big job is for us to get the l.'nited States out of the mud. Tighten the belt and go to it the way you went at It to win the war. Attend now to America's main interest. There's engineering skill enough; there's money enough; there's machinery enough, or factories to produce it; there's rock enough and men enough. Give America an adequate highway program and we will celebrate Armistice day > _______ Plpl I lafe Most Beauty Qualities ( pionship form is the best I 'round efficiency that the .ffords. That is the real siggreat victory with the Paige i model on January 21st. an i i on the world'sstocK cnassis ing at the rate of 102.8 miles zed itself, not merely a fast erlatively fine engineering PAIGE-DETROIT MOTOR C Manufmetartrt if faigt M? York-Parkhur > Fourteenth St. N.W. (Corner 8 Snvlff Malimi, 1 Hot v? eon 14th an Meinhrr of WftNhlnitton Ac )TQ1< ten years hence with good roads everywhere.' " "The highways of the United States present a sorry spectacle, humiliating to national pride, when compared with the highways of the allies," he continued. "Consider our roads. We have 2.500.000 miles of them, of i which 250.000 compare favorably with those of our allies?that is. we G*o nnp mllp nut of town on n irood road and the next nine miles on an execrable wagon trail. "We have seen that England and France occupy a strong position in the highway means of national security and defense. Our position in this respect is as weak as theirs is strong. Since the armistice the war plans division of the War College has made a study of our highways from this viewpoint and has prepared a map showing the system of highways needed for the purpose. Those roads exist on paper only. Highway Conditions. "Highway conditions in this country are killing rural America. There came a day when the United States grimly set itself to put an end to the ugly business overseas: it was when word came from over the ocean that France was 'bled white.' Rural United States is "bled white.' What did it? The neglected road. It was that which killed the country school, the country church, the country home. The census tells the tale of the exodus of the people, moving from the unpaved to the paved portion of the United States as fast as they can command the means. Pavement in the one place, mud in road in the other, go far to explain the hegira. "Against the bright background of more fortunate Europe 1 have tried to sketch the highway status of our homeland, stressing the results of good roads over there and bad roads over here. It remains to discuss the how and when for us. "How are we to reach the goal u.' h i c It niie mnpn nroirrooci l'O f p I o n H g " II H. II U u i IllWiV pi 1 T V 1 I IV ll\??have attained? "To get good roads it is necessary to adopt a sound road policy to secure equipment and to connect with the cash. "A sound road policy requires that roads be classified according to their function, and that responsibility for the construction and maintenance of highways should rest upon those whose interests are primarily Involved in the highway". ? "This is the policy adopted abroad. Experience should have a value. That which has secured roads overseas should secure them here. County and State Roads. "First. There is the county road. Its primary function is to serve county needs. While its function is vital? linking farm and market?its use is mainly local. The county, therefore, should assume responsibility for it. It should be built and cared for by. county funds. Exception should be made of certain roads in the counties whose function places them in another class?that of state or federal roads. "Second. There is the state highway. the aggregate of which constitutes the state highway system. These are the roads which, while serving local needs in the counties, have for their primary function highway service to the state as a whole. The system is usually planned to connect the county seats and all these and the various sections of the state with the state capitar The state, therefore, should assume responsibility for these roads. They should be built and cared for through state taxation. Exception should be made of certain roads in the states whose function places them in a third class, that of national roads. "Third. There is the national highway. the aggregate of which will constitute the system of national highways. These arc the roads which, while serving county needs, state needs and interstate needs, have for their primary function highway service to the country as a whole. With nine million registrations here already. and half the adults of America making constant use of motor vehicles mostly for business, and since it is cheaper?if there are as many as four in the party?to travel in the -^/OZ.8 Mil*cp*r Hour ^ idCarin/bnerioa \f n V* n tv ji <x vjiiau You ctn establish this fact riding in any Paige 6-66. 1 snail's pace or with the thr you will sense the finely bal; tion and immense reserve basic and fundamental. We invite you to test the 6it with any other car?at an American market. If you < exclusive power plant you Paige story as no words can AR CO., DETROIT, Michigan Mr Cart amd Motor Truth st Motor Co. Phone North ivanu St.) 731 Johnson Ave, .1 U a.J w itoraotlve Tradr Aianriutlon 91 *S an FEDERAL HIGHWAY PLANSINSENATI Townsend Bill Provides Out lay of $200,000,000 for Improvements. Concentration of federal funds upo highways of interstate importance. cr< alien of a federal highway commissio to supersede the present bureau piai otherwise unify the governmental higl way agencies ana drastic provisions it adequate maintenance are chief poini in the highway bill introduced by Sen; tor Charles E. Townsend, chairma t < the Senate committee on post offices an post roads. The measure will be callt up lot hearings in the near future The bill provides for an appropriati of $110(1.Of" (100. with $100.u00,000 for tl ye i - ftotii July, 1921. to July, 1922. an th; sane amount for the succeel'r twelve- month period, to be expended < nr. n highways in co-opeiation with <1 state highway departments, the s*at? the: isi Ives supplying a i.ke amount At di'itnai sums of $5,000,000 and $10 000.000. respectively. ore provided ft same periods for the construction an maintenance of roads wholly or parti open than by rail, since one ma thus travel with safely and comfot and as swiftly and with more enjoy ment and benefit to health, there ca be no quest rerirfhat if such highway were now in existence the servic demanded of them would be nationt in scope. "Roads cannot be built withou equipment. Fortunately, the peopl of the United States are now in TWs session of a vast amount of propert purchased with the proceeds of lib erty bonds, and held in storage i Army and Navy depots, no longe needed for war purposes, doing n one any good, not readily salable a full value, much of it useful for th Improvement of highways. Congres should at once direct the transfe without charge, to the federal an state road authorities of all surplu war property useful for this purposi and the officials handling the transfe should be instructed by the War Dc partment heads to facilitate and ex pedite the transfer so ithat all avail able materials, equipment and sur plies useful in any way, whether i office work, engineering in the fiel( or actual construction, may reach do tination in time for this year's build ing season. .Next Step to (let Ctvsh. "This done, the next step will be t connect with the cash. How is th federal government going to rais billions to build the national systet when tax burdens, due to the wa have reached the sky? The war i responsible for years of delay on ou construction program. The war i responsible for a federal budget tha postpones large appropriations fo roads. Whet then? Out of the wa let there emerge the means to suppl at home what is enjoyed abroad? system of real roads for the. Unite States. "It is proposed that we cancel ou loans to the allies. Also feelers ar being thrown out looking to tradin our securities for real estate?-som islands here and there. We do nc need them. We are land poor nov We are not farming what we hav< Every hungry man. woman and chil In the world could be well fed r; what we now have which ia growih only weeds. Instead of buying raoi of the earth's surface, suppose w open ways and means of using to a< vantage what we already have." ipion for yourself by *hen, at a mere rtttl# Kalf nn#n VVMV ? a need construcpower that are 66 and compare y price?on the once know that will know the tell it. 5659 >w| J s3M ?2J * hf aMc wirhin ie'tst reservation!* The measure al.? > pro\:ded that such work shall he un'jeiti.ket at the direction of the federal commission, whirh is also emp >wero.I <o-operate with the Indian se wice in similar work with'n Indian re ; rva. ions. States Mast Contribute. States are required to meet federal " funds as state units instead of being allowed to pass their apportionment on to the counties, thus draining the latter of their resources as in the past. Ooinci aeiuany county runds are released tor, use in the construction of farm-tomarket roads of lesser importance, while the nation and states are permitted to use their funds for the main market highways. A new formula is introduced in the n case of those states having more than 5 per cent of their total area in unappropriated public lands, these states in no longer being required to meet fedn eral funds on a fifty-fifty basis, al' though the ratio and amount of federal funds appropriated to such states >r remains unchanged. ,g In drawing his measure Senator Townsend had before him President l* Harding's message to Congress, and. 5f accordingly, the bill contains all of! 1(j the recommendations of the chief executive. Because of this fact) and because of Senator Townsend'sj position, the hill is therefore con-| sidered as an administration measure. | ie I'pkerp of Bonds. "1 This statement is particularly true of the sections relating to mainte-j p nance, where drastic provisions have I le been written in. requiring the states! 's to insure government expenditures 1- against loss through inadequate up-1 keep. >r In states where primary roads of i d interstate importance have been com-j y pleted the commission is directed toi _ apply the state's apportionment of na tional funds to co-ordinating or correlating highways. I y In the definition of interstate roads the commission is directed to give first consideration to those highways n meeting the agricultural, commercial. 8 postal and military needs of the nation. 11 The principles written into the measure, have already been indorsed 11 in part or in full by practically every ~ large national organization whidh for years has been interested in * highway development in this counn try" r O All I I T All T* A I A I III Arri/ t IVIILIUm IU AUAira 5 UNIVERSAL TROPHY CUP r. a ?, Will Try at Uniontown June 18 .. to Become Permanent [I Owner. n UNIONTOWN*. Pa.. May 5.?Tommy 1 Milton, groat American racing drivP or. will attetftpt to gain permanent [. possession of the Universal trophy oup at the Universal trophy race ? THE FAMOUS \ STOKES |r Carburetors ? 37 Miles to the Gallon r Easy starting in zero weather More power, eliminates carbon nnd keep* ping* clean. a 15 DAYS' TRlAJy?MONEY BACK GCARANTEE. ir FORDS. *10; DODGE. *11.50. e rMYER8ALfl. *12 and Cp. R THE STOKES CARBURETOR CO., INC., 133d ST. & WILLIS naVec noif rna iTivron \ jwiiiiiiiiMiiiiiiil - I LI I? M Agi I IN 48 MINI Pennsylvanu Pa., a Lincc carrying thr in the amaz | 1== -JMTUWITV irmmmerl GMEN . I >TOR of 225 miles, at the I'niontown Speedway Saturday afternoon. June IS.: Milton is the only driver who has two legs on the cup. which becomes ' the permanent possession of the driv- ; er who wins it on three different races. The cup, a $3,000 trophy, was presented by the Universal Film Cornpony, when the speedway was opened. Competition for the cup has alITS ^gh Li, Makes starting < Takes the knock Increases mileag Makes your car 1 Gives clean com Gives pep and p lilfp npw Eliminates troub Makes an old ca Your first trial wi The Popularity oi Obtainable at the PENN 1 WHOLESALE DEALERS IN Sole Distributors Phones: West 166 and Roi Dealers Not Now Hani HiiiiinnniiiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiHiiiiiiiiiuiii : nc O T O R j I _ T _ Jin ine L^ir Shon UTES LESS than the fa 2 Railroad travels from E )ln standard touring car ee other persons, covert ing time of 4 hours and The high rate of spei was 76 miles per hour time the car was held per hour for 20 miles. Only tourists who ha " thdLincoln Highway * J? van'a from Pittsburgl fcSSgp' bersburg can fully a what this performs means. They know that it it up or down the mow but few stretches of st forjany considerable d They know that no o will mount the abrup ascents without chan V PtOM PITTS B'/*GH TO CHAMIMU Barlram Mot 1204 New Han Telephone :ING ways been keen and this year, with a possibility of it becoming1 the permanent possession of one driver? Milton, should he win?the other entries in the contest will push this speed daredevil to the limit of bis skill and endurance of his car Another big feature of the trophy race this year will be the fact that it is a championship point event. Milton [NG MOTOF IN YOUR a *htning Motor jasy. : out of your moto e 2S% 35^. lit on p11 cylinders, bustion without cai ower that will mak le from spark plug r "young again." ill make you aconvert to Li] r Lightning Motor Fuel Is i Most Reputable Filling Station OIL CO] GASOLINE, GREASES, LUBRICA islyn 210 Jling Lightning Motor Euel Should IIIII1M :ol CAP i coin vs its Pron istest Chicago-New York ast Liberty (Pittsburgh) t driven by Robert P. Ai *d the 210 miles thru t\ 53 minutes. ed attained They know th and at one brakes will meet at 72 miles and no ordinal sharp and wind! . . -a a_ ? ive traveled pace at wmcn l in Pennsyl- to travel. 1 to Champpreciate Like the recent i nee really Angeles to Bisho the mountains i nearly all when the LincoL stains with in less than hi raightaway former motor < I is tan ce. hours and 57 m rdinary car achievement i t and long demonstration < ge of gear, superior roadini URO 11 ON TNI UN COLS HIGHWAY ors Company npshire Avenue West 458 . would have been champion last had his victories at I'niontow n been counted in the season's tot *1 An* nouncement was made a week ago i that the American Automobile Association had awarded both I niontown races this season ehampionship points, a total of .*>2.*? points being awarded to the first seven. The winner receives 2."#0 points. Fuel r. rbon deposit, e any car perform rs. i^htning Motor Fuel. Proof of Its Merits i All Over the District MPANY TING OILS AND KEROSENE ROSSLYN, VA. Phone Us for Particulars -= c .'.3s .N I vess ? m ! train on the || o Harrisburg, g| Ic Curdy, and g| he mountains j| at no ordinary ^ the emergencies || y car hold the m ng curves at the ||| the Lincoln had = record from Los H? p, 285 miles thru eH of California, ?= n cut train time p elf and beat a gj? :ar record by 2 p inutes, this new p 9 but another p yf the Lincoln's p t capabilities. == HAWgRORtt g ?