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AID GOOD ROADS (Prepare* by the Unite* State* Department at Agriculture.) Nearly (150,000,000 was paid In gas oline taxes In 1925 by motor vehicle operators, according to the bureau of public rodds of the United States De partment of Agriculture. The exact amount collected was (146,028,940, an Increase of 88 per cent over the total In 1924 and four and one-half times the total in 1923. The Increase Is the result of the still wider tree of motor vehicles, adoption of the tax by a number of states which had not previously resorted to It, and higher rates of taxation by other states. Of the total tax collected, (102, 065,218 was made available for state highways, $32,721,704 for county and local roads, (217,393 for collection costs and (11,024,647 for other pur poses. No tax was assessed In Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York. The $146,028,940 collected in the remaining states was derived from the taxation of a total of 6,457,783,284 gallons qf gasoline, from which it ap pears that the average rate Is 2.28 cents per gallon. The average con sumption per vehicle was about 430 gallons. In the 44 states In which the tax was' levied the average amount paid by the vehicle operator was (9.22. The total receipts from the gasoline tax, after the deduction of such re funds as were allowed by law, and the tax rate per gallon are given: Receipts States from faao II na tax Alabama .| 2,140,101 Arlaona . 865,06V Arkansas . 2,860,800 California . 14,858,788 Colorado . 1,860,941 Connecticut Dataware . Florida . Oeoreta . Idaho . Illinois . Indiana . Iowa . Kansas . Kentucky . Louisiana . Maine . Maryland . Massachusetts. Michigan . Minnesota . Mississippi .... Missouri . Montana . Nebraska . Nevada . New Hampshire New jersey.... New Mexico... New fork. North ^Carolina. North - Dakota,. Oklahoma . Oregon ... Pennsylvania , Rhode Island.. South Carolina. South Dakota.. Tennessee . Texas . Utah .. 1,004,004 Vermont . 602,272 Virginia . 8,701,861 Washington ... 8,020,812 West Virginia. 2,188,788 Wisconsin. 4,081,074 Wyoming . 460,287 Dlst. of Colum. 818,681 1,908,808 342,081 7,057,507 4,418,824 895,442 7,652,049 2,605,113 2,901,194 8.041:560 2,229,048 1,268,348 1,997,036 8,236,078 8.862,940 2,484,274 4,159,116 674,710 2,193,802 318,705 707,072 ’ '687,860 0,012,17* 034.410 (.009,830 6,143,617 2,099,096 a/t,352,791 311,367 8,105,403 1,147,691 8,407,086 0,041,714 Rate *f tax per sal. on Deo. II. '10 2 2 4 2 2 2 t 4 OH 2 0 1 2 2 b/3 2 8 2 0 2 2 1 2 2 2 4 2 0 I 0 4 1 1 1 a 2 1 6 2 3 1 8H 2 C/3 3H I *H I Total .$14t.02l,»4« a/ Includes paid la daltaauaat taxaa of former run. b/ Tax Increased to t cent*, effective February 21. 19t». c/ Tax Increased to 4H oents, effec tive March 11, 1929. Benefits of Good Roads to the Average Farmer Good roads are of great value, especially to the farmers. They reduce the cost of hauling and adjacent land becomes more valuable. Every com munity should have good roads. Roads should be drugged after every rain; If they are not dragged they will be , come hard and rough. At the end of the summer they will be In such con dition that they will be liurd on the horses' feet and utmost Impossible to drive over, writes Inga J. Olson of Williams county, N. D„ In the Dakota Farmer. When the roads are Improved the farms are Increased in value because the cost of hauling Is decreased. The business of farming Is essentially de pendent on the condition of country roads for whatever Is not produced on the farm must be hauled to the farm and many crops of the tarm must be hauled to the station aul local mar kets. For Instunce, If two farmers lived about ten miles from town, one bad a good road to town and the othar had a bad road, and the price of wheat went up to .$2.00 a bushel, the farmer who hud a good road could • haul about 80 bushels, while the other farmer could only haul about 40 bpshcls. Therefore, the farmer that had the good roud got $100.00 while * the other fellow only got $80.00. If the latter had had a good road he could have hauled as much more as he did. By the time he got his grain to town, the price of wheat may have gone 4iown to $1.S0 a bushel. Federal Aid for Koada The enactment of the federal aid act of 1010 marked the re-entrance of Uncle Sam Into highway building. Wheu he started to help the states In the construction of a national sys tem of highways he Insisted that they also maintain departments to central ise work on the main ro»>ds of the state. Since then co-operative econo sale surveys between the United Stales bureau of public roads and state highway departments are sav ing road taxpayer* millions annually. INVENTS DEVICE TO UNO PLANES ON SKYSCRAPERS Greater Safety In Flying la Expected •a the Result of Jenkins’ Invention. Washington.—A propeller-reversing device which, It is announced, will permit an airplane to be brought to a stop within twice its own length after It touches the ground, has been evolved by C. Francis Jenkins of Washli^ton. Announcing his new invention, for which a patent has been issued, Mr. Jenkins said that It would now be possible to establish air fields directly In cities and on the roofs of large buildings and eliminate the ‘‘slow and costly hauling of mail, express, and passengers from suburban fields to their real destination. “The reversing lever Is so geared,” he explained, “that It cannot be moved while the plane Is In the air, thereby eliminating the danger that the pilot might accidentally pull the lever. When the airplane strikes the ground, a spring automatically re leases the safety guard on the revers ing control and the aviator Is free to bring his plane to rest on ground, deck, or sea, almost os Instantaneous ly as a bird ceases flight.” Other benefits of the new device were outlined thus: “The general use of airplanes for suburb to city passenger service is brought nearer. “It Is now .possible to bring a sea plane to rest Jn the lee of a battleship, saving both ; plane and pilot under storm conditions. “Planes con approach landing fields at a greater rate of speed than before has been possible. “Tragedies like the wrecking of the giant Sikorsky plane, which failed to rise In its attempted flight to Paris, will be safeguarded against. With the new device, the avlato", v:hen he real izes that hiss t: kc-olf Is a failure, can stop the plane.” cattle Become Wild on Alaskan Island Kodiak, AJusku —Three hundred and fifty shorthorn cattle browse uver the mountainous surface of tiny Chllikof island, 2 H) miles out In the northern Puclfic ocean from Kodiak. More than 40 years ago the Alaska Commercial company, a development concern long since extinct, stocked the island with a few head of tame c attle for experimental purposes. On the little isle with a surface of only 20 square miles, the cattle have de generated frobi inbreeding mid have become thoroughly wild, but the herd continues to thrive. Alaskans say the experiment at len>f has proved that cattle can be grown in the region. , Path of Disaster Left by Runaway Glacier Bellingham, Wash.—A grinding ice berg, 300 feet wide and 2,000 feet long, ended a seven-mile trip in which it destroyed everything in its path, when it was broken up in the Nook sack river, 35 miles from here. The iffeat mass of ice was broken from Deming glacier on Mount Baker a few days ago. Trees, railroads and bridges were either swept aside or ground to bits. The ground over which the glacier passed is bare of even remnants of anything which stood there before, ac cording to A. S. Athern, state forest ranger. The beds of Glacier creek and the middle fork of Nooksack river were torn wide for a depth of more than 30 feet and a width of 100 feet. Damage to tracks and bridges of the Tacoma and St. Haul Logging company was estimated at $50,000. Pieces of the great iceberg ns large as houses still were molting along tire pathway where they were broken off. Caters to Motorists; Pastor Fills Church London.—“Sunday motori sts who wish to call in at my church can park their cars in the drive and use my garden.” announced liev. W. It. Ridg way, vicar of Tarvin, recently: As a result of the invitation, which includes the right for motorists who accept to have their lunch in tlie vicar's garden after attending services nt the church, every Sunday there is a long row of motor cars In the rectory drive; and the vicar preaches k> a crowded church. Vicar Ridgway’s idea also encour ages motorists from the city to visit the ancient churches in the neighbor hood through which they pass and, with this object In view, the vicar is planning to form a sort of motoring guild of which regular members will he a nucleus of sporting churchgoers. Jslzz Pc.y3 New York.—rI'lle kin" of Ur/.'/, com mands money befitting royalty. I’aul Whiteman and his orchestra have signed a eon tract to pia.v in a chain--of theaters for forty weeks at $12,000 a week. Paul will gn! half. “Music week” is to he a feature of each year. Much music is bad. One of the best lines In many a program Is, "Please stand by.” Two Texans got Into an argument over tlie Bible and killed each other. There is such a tiling as taking even religion too seriously. The 100 percenter had a bad morn ing yesterday: While examining his new "imported” topcoat lie discovered the goods were made in Lawrence, GET POWER FROM CURRENTS OF STRAITS OF GIBRALTAR Spanish Economist Sees Vast Possi bilities in ^Harnessing Power ful Stream. Madrid.—The currents passing from the Atlantic ocean into the Mediter ranean sea, and vice versa, produce an enormous power that could be used and transformed into electricity, according to Don Emilio Zurano Munzo, prominent Spanish economist, who has completed a preliminary study of tlie question, and submitted it to King Alphonso XIII. Zurano calculated that one current going through the Strait of Gibraltar, coming from the Atlantic ocean and carrying a yearly volume of 26,000 cu bic kilometers of water, at an aver age speed of ten kilometers per hour, and the other current crossing under neath from the Mediterranean Into the ocean, with a yearly volume of 3.000 cubic kilometers saturated with salt, can be turned into a formid able continual electric power of over 30 milliards of horse power. In the document addressed to the king, Zurano said the maximum pow er lies in the -bay west of Algericas, hut that power is also available in oth er points on both sides of the strait. Explaining the course of energy there, Zurano pointed out tiiat to get an appropriate idea of the water flow ing every year into the Mediterranean sea, one must imagine a huge cube of water three times and one-third high er than Mount Everest running at 800.000 cubic meters of water per sec ond. Adding tiie subcurrent which furnishes 05,000 cubic meters of wa ter tier second, the constant electrical power obtainable reaches 30,690,000, 000 horse power. Kiss in tkc Dark Gets Freedom for Prisoner Paris.—A kiss in the dark got a Frenchman out of prison the other day. The prisoner, Fritz Gabril, had been behind the bars for two years and had several more to serve. His wife came to see him. At the leavetakiug in the dark corridor Gabril and his wife em braced with especial warmth, the parting kiss being so movie-like in length that the guards noticed it and were moved. Gabril had a slip of paper in his cheek. It passed Iris wife’s lips dur ing the embrace. On the paper was written: "Tomorrow, during the recreation hour, I will jump over the wall. Have a vehicle waiting for me on the other side of the moat.” Mrs. Gabril had the vehicle. 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