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ROADS EXPECTED Highway construction for 1926 will result not only in better nnd smooth er roads,- but new records are expect ed to be made In roadway building, according io a survey just completed by C. Jt. Stokes, manager of the high way construction department of the National Lime association. A series of tests made In various sections of the country show that by adding hydrated lime to the mix, a material saving in time Is secured, particularly on grades and curves, ac cording to leading engineers and con tractors who took part in the tests. Experiments in building a road In marathon county, Wisconsin, showed that .an average of 77 more lineal feet of 18-foot roal was laid a day when lime was used. ' “All of the reports showed that lime added to the concrete mix allows It to be placed easier, nnd permits a quicker finish,” Sir. Stokes said. “The contractor's report that there is lack of segregation, that there is no excess of water to be removed from the pavement surface, nnd that maxi mum consistency can be maintained through better control of the water content.” The contractors reported that the use of lime not only con served time, with a resultant reduc tion In pay roll expenses, but also gave the road to the public for use at an earlier date. According to T. Warren Allen, chief of the division of control of the bureau of public roads, the “lost-time” element. Is a problem that Is of the gravest importance in road building. Appearing before the house commit tee on roads recently Mr. Allen de clared that the bureau of public roads was collecting information to show the results of poor management and good management In the building of highways. 1 here are a great many more Items in the lost-time category than would appear possible at first thought,” he said, “and during the time that work Is actually performed there are widely varying results, rang Ing from excellent, progress due to good management, to slow progress due to poor management.” “On the Janesville road in Wiscon sin, as well as on roads In Ohio, the mix containing lime was so dry that rolling was unnecessary, reports re ceived by Mr. Stokes from those states show. “The elimination of this operation Increased the efficiency of the job and enabled the finishers to work close to the machine, which resulted in a large saving in overtime finishing costs,” Mr. Stokes declared. “Reports from all sections of ‘the country being received at present In dicate that more headway- will be made during the coming summer months in highway construction than ever before, and that the roads will be open to the public.much sooner ns a result of our tests, showing a large saving of time in the laying of con crete roads,” he said. Chicago Promised Real Traffic Congestion Sooh Within the next five years Chicago will have twice as many automobiles ns It had in 192"). This is the forecast of Cook coun ty traffic issued by tY> bureau of good roads of the United States Depart ment of Agriculture. In its statement making this pre diction the bureau outlined a plan for highway improvement to prevent traffic congestion on the county high ways at that time, when there will ha an average of one car for every 4.86 persons in Chicago. These figures, bureau officials stated, are not guesses, but careful estimates based on traffic data obtained in Cook county, together with population trends and the rate of motor Increase during tiie years 1914 to 1924. 3^ViVA%%%V*V.V;v;ViVS\SXS Good Roads Notes Ji\,iS%VA;iVA%\’.ViS'A'iViV» Throughout tlie United States there are 90,029 state and federal govern ment-owned motor vehicles. * * * Hough roads cause considerable damage to the working parts of an automobile. Uneven roads are often unnoticed while driving, as tlie body of tlie car does not shake with the axles and differential. * * * 9 The 11 states traversed by the Lin coln highway, between New York city and San Francisco, with tbe aid of the federal government, spent more than $9,000,01X1 during 1925 to put the route in first-class condition, • * * There are many wide streets and broad boulevards paved in the United States, but the widest city thorough fare on record Is in San llernardino, Calif. It is Third street, paved its entire width of ISO feet from curb to curb. The most heavily traveled grade crossing in Los Angeles is to be elimi nated by the construction of a subway underneath an elevation of the rail road tracks. The cost is estimated at $297,000, exclusive of properly dam age. OUTLAW STORIES ARE PLAIN BUNK Former Marshal Tells of Pact of Hunnewell, Old Cow Town. South Haven, Kan.—Persons in southern Kansas have the notion Iluir newell, a little town four miles south "f here, just a half-mile from the Oklahoma line, was a had place In the early (lays. Hut “Miny” Edwards says that’s mosly bunk. “Miny,” whose initials are T. M. and whose nickname is pronounced with a long ‘ i ’ was there when Hunnewell arrived on a Santa Ee freight train one sunny .June day back in 1880, and he has been there ever since. Moreover, lie was marshal of the town in the days when it was re puted to be a trille rough. So when “Miny” Edwards says the lurid sto ries folks tell about Hunnewell are mostly bunk, one must lend a believ ing ear. Komnnce Blasted High. Tlio debunking of Htmnewell’s hls "tory occurred the other afternoon on tlie shady side of the street here. “Miny” sat on a bench on the curb, gazing out at llie prairies that he has seen change from thq open cattle range of 50 years ago to yellow wheat fields. A newspaper man, “Miny's” audience, rat on the fender of a truck and listened sadly while the romance of the cow country was blasted kite high. “iou can hear some of these younger fellows Loll about the way the cowpunchers used to kill cn<-h other off down at Hunnewell,” I lie early day marshal expostulated. “But here’s nothing to it.” “Oh, sure, the boys used to shoot up the town every little while, hut they didn't mean anything by It.” You know, I sort of kept track of the folks shot to death in Hunnewell, and is near as I can count, there were only 13. Others got injured, but only 13 were actually killed.” After this declaration about the peace and quiet in Hunnewell back in tbe unromantic ’80‘s, the old marshal and cattle man lasped into silence. His audience ventured to tell a story he had heard about a shooting scrape in the big old hotel that still stands by the Santa Fe tracks in Hunnewell, a weatherbeaten old giiost of the boom days. But “Miny" said briefly the yarn couldn’t he true, and again lapsed into speecldessness. Obviously if there were only 13 persons slain in early-day Hunnewell, you couldn’t have a dozen or so getting killed In ime evening’s jollification. Presently the eariy-da.v marshal be came more loquacious. He told about a great open cattle range that stretcl’.ed mile after dreary mile down through the Indian country, the land that is now Oklahoma, on through the ranges of Texas to Old Mexico and the gulf. Kdwards used to ride those ranges and lie knows the rigors of the old cattle trail from Texas to ihe rail points in Kansas. Saloons Were Plentiful. In the spring of 1SS0 the Santa Fe railroad pushed its line down as far us Hunneweil. Freight trains puffed !n, bringing the town. Overnight a city of tents sprang up and every other tent was a saloon or a gam bling joint. Within a few days the freight cars began to unload timber, and frame buildings arose. Within two weeks a town of 500 population with several rather substantial frame buildings bad risen where before there was nothing but die bare sweep of tlie buffalo grass. Up the long, dusty trail front the Indian country and Texas came the bellowing herds of longhorns to be loaded onto tire cars at Hunneweil. And with them came the singing, shoutin', happy-go-lucky punchers. Edwards ran the stock yards at Hunneweil a time, back in the days when there were 11! loading chutes, when tlie old hotel was full cf punch ers day and night. Then in 1833 he became tlie marshal. But lie didn't have a particularly bad time, lie says. “Miny” would have tlie world know that the law was en forced then just as well as—perhaps better than now. "What did you do when n bunch of punchers started shooting up tlie town ?'* “Arrested them, of course.” “Miny” Edwards is a small man, hut he has a way about him even now, nearly a half century after those stirring days. “The tiling that made Hunneweil boom,” said Edwards, ‘‘was (he ship ping of cattle. And when tlie wheat came and the cattle went, IiuntieweU’s best days were over.” "Miny” in sisted upon discussing prosaic tilings. “Were there many outlaws at that time down In the country that is now Oklahoma?” The newspaper man was thinking of the many liairmi ing yarns that he had understood centered about Hunneweil. “Probably no more than there are now.” U. S. Sailor Weds Belfast Girl After Mail Courtship Belfast.—An interesting romance readied a climax recently when Wil liam McKnlglit of the United States destroyer Boric married Sophie Phil lips, an attractive Belfast girl. The pair corresponded since they first met two years ago, when tlie U. S. S. Pitts burgh was at Belfast and one of Mc Kniglit's companions married a Bel fast girl. rvwjr ^ommuranj tt Buildincr Stepping Stones Can Be Made Decorative Stepping stones were used largely from necessity in tlie colonial gar dens, as they afforded tlie only kind of permanent walk available. At the same time, howeVer, they contributed a decorative feature which modern gardeners are (illicit to appreciate. Cement flagstones can easily be made by modern landscape architect* and gardeners with most satisfactory results. In fact, if they are cast in place they have some advantages ovei natural stone. In the lirst place, the stones are always solid. The sod tit* up closely around them, giving an up pearunce of mellow age which can only he obtained by waiting several years with natural stones. It is a simple matter to cast then) In place. To do so. one cuts four oi five cardboard templates of suitable size and shape. These are laid on the lawn and marked around with a spade Then the sod Hss excavated to a depth equal to the thickness of tlie finished stones—say about three inches. Then the concrete is poured in the excava tion and leveled off. This is repeated with the differently shaped templates until the walk Is completed. It is easy to make Hie surface 01 tlie cement resemble a worn flagstone Kind one single flat stone with irreg ularities in the surface: then Impress this stone on the surface of the ce meat stepping stones while they arc still plastic. A perfect replica in sur face is the result. A satisfactory mix for such step ping stones is one part cement to three parts of coarse sand.—St. Louis Globe--Democrat. Keep Up Home Setting The yard Is the setting of the house. The prettiest home sutlers when Its surroundings are not pleasing and when neglect has heen permit ted to get the upper hand. Your neighborhood, of course, depends on the part you play. While observing Arbor day, not only plan) a tree, as the custom goes, but also look around tbo entire place ind see what else should he done. Fix up bedraggled trellises and train flowers that cover them. Mend ind paint fences Tidy up the porch furniture. See that every window box is painted. A yard should receive every hit as much attention as the house Desirability in Baying Within dislriels that meet the fain ly’s needs us to general legation Hit tusk of choosing a site for a home may >e made easier if the points that affect he (nice or desirability are kept in mind and can be readily balanced against each other. Many peo[4e, fot instance, object to a street on whicl ihere is much noise from street cars nr on which there is heavy truffle at night. Streets carrying through traf tic are often dangerous. Trees for Pennsylvania More tti.'in 20,000,000 trees, raiser) ny the 1’enns.vlvmila state nurseries will be set out In Ibnt stale during the present year. This is said to be the largest number of trees set out since the department was organized in 1901 Otlieials in the department of forests and waters estimated that the 20,000, 000 trees would reforest approximately 20,000 acres of Pennsylvania land. J&iV-Octobct 27-1927 j Marking iht sixty-ninth anniver sary of the birth of former presi dent Theodoie Roosevelt, October 27,—Mount Vernon, N Y.. will on veil this newest statue of "TR," which was sculptorcd K the lair. »us Miserendino e«f N Y The bureau of lislierles In calctt lilting that there is food enough jn Hie average stream for SOO trout to the mile has perhaps not counted in the amateur angler's contributions. The college president out with an argument that half the hoys who go to college would do better if they spent four years getting a start in some occupation must have had some plastering done. Europe’s influenza plague Is attrlh uted to sun spots by Doctor Tchi.jp sky of Moscow. In American cities we put on a blanket of Cog and smoke in November and stay tucked in out ,f the sun far Hie winter. it is said the ukulele was devised by a Portuguese forty years ago. Of •nurse: the ulTulele man. the trom bone villain and the saxophone devil jot in their work and died before the umnn race could identify and deal vitli them. They are telling Hie story that a Scotch policeman on the New Orleans force went to church recently am! when the plate was passed to him he diowed Ids had to. Our guess, remarks Hie Houston Post Dispatch, Is that here are no Scotehnr. n on the force in N. O. WORLD’S MOiT STUPENDOUS SPECTACLE! WON OF KJlfflEP McCLURE THEATER Friday and Saturday night 'nrvi/t^Vi nv« J CTJ-V, THE DICKENSON CO. HERALD ilps Gentlemen: I wish to ta':e advantage of your Magazine Ban's'n Offer. I am enclosing the above amount in payment for a one year subscription (o your paper c.._ the F1V2 Magazine! I uvo l nri ! with an X below. Name Town.;.. r.'a.V. £:. or T. D. 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