MR. OLIVER IN ERROR
Editor Statesville Landmark
Says Promises Will Be
Carried Out Fully
IN IREDELL COUNTY
No More Bonds Are Necessary To
Build Roads Promised the People
--Excellent Roads Are Penetra
ting: Every Section of the County
and the People Are Well Pleased.
To the Editor of the Reporter:
I have a clipping from your paper containing a
communication from Rev. P. Oliver in opposition to
the road bond issue in your county, in which he says
that Iredell county has spent about half of its $400,-
000 of road bond money, about $40,000 being
spent for mules and machinery; that the chair
man of the Iredell commissioners says that to
do as much work as promised it will be necessary to
vote another bond issue of $300,000, and Mr. Oliver
says this will have to be done in face of the fact that
Iredell has spent more than $200,000 on macadam
roads which the chairman now states are so worn
as to be only a waste of money.
If Mr. Oliver intends, as is apparent, to hold up
Iredell's bond issue for road work as a failure, he is
very much mistaken as to the facts. Ihe report of
the engineer (which I am sending you) shows that
up to the last day of November, 1912, there had been
expended for road work a total of $157,810.18 and
that about eighty miles of new road had been built.
The expenditure mentioned includes all cost of road
work, one item of which was $19,255.36 for bridges.
It also included the cost of repairs on old roads made
by township overseers, and it included the deprecia
tion of the equipment of mules, machinery, etc.
There was originally expended for mules and ma
chinery $38,364.25 and after deducting the cost of
depreciation, which is included in the cost of road
building, as stated, the value of the present outfit is
$31,645.92. This last item is in addition to $157,810.18
expended for roads and represents that much to
be used for future road work. It is not a loss.
I have no knowledge of the statement attributed
to the chairman of the county commissioners, that
it will take $300,000 more to do as much work as
was promised when the bonds were voted. That
statement is news to me. The people were promised
that the main thoroughfares of the county would be
built, and considering the progress made and
the money yet to be expended I believe that this
promise will or can be carried out in full. There
was no promise by any responsible party that every
road in the county would be built out of the bond
money, for it was realized by all that this could not
be done. But with our bond money a system of
excellent top-soil roads is penetrating every section
of the county. Where the roads have been built the
people are well pleased. The work is attracting at
tention all over the country, is bringing investors
to Iredell county and has put the county in the first
rank of the progressive counties of the State. I
believe that when our road work is completed the
people will realize that it is the best investment the
county could have made, and that the advertising
received by the county will be worth half the money j
spent on the roads.
Prior to the bond issue the county, by the chain
gang system, had built several miles of macadam
roads, but it has been found that macadam roads
are too expensive for the life of the road, as they soon
wear out. But our expenditure for macadam roads
was by no means a total loss. The roads were
serviceable but no system of up-keep was provided and
they were allowed to fall into bad repair. Under our
present system all the roads are worked by taxation 1
and a regular system of up-keep will be maintained. I
Any road will soon fall into bad repair unless it isj
given attention. So will a house. But because it is |
necessary to spend money to repair buildings none
of us have concluded to live out doors.
having made answer to Mr. Oliver's reference to |
Iredell, which was called to my attention, my work j
is done. But I cannot conclude without saying that;
Stokes county will make a great mistake if it fails;
to vote the bond issue for roads. That good roads j
are necessary cannot be denied, and a good system !
of roads can be secured in no other way than by a
bond issue. The saving in the wear and tear of
vehicles and the increased comfort of travel will more i
than pay the cost, while the gain in increased values,
saving in cost of transportation, etc., will pay for
them many times over.
The $400,000 bond issue for Iredell was voted by a
majority of more than 1,200. Leaving out the town
ships in which are located the towns of the county—
Mooresville and Statesville—the rural townships
gave about 300 majority for the bonds.
We of Iredell county believe in good roads. They
are worth all they cost, and we would not repu
diate our bond issue if we could.
R. R. CLARK'
Editor of the Statesville Landmark.
Statesville, N. C., March 3,1913.
fHE IMNBURY REPORTER
FORSYTH MAN WRITES
L On the Bond Issue For
Roads In Stokes County.
Winston. March 1.
k Editor Reporter:
I notice that the Rev. P. Oliver
writes against the proposed
bond issue for good roads in the
last issue of the Reporter.
! Although a citizen of Forsyth I
r!was born and raised in
Stokes county and feel much
interested in the future growth
and prosperity of my native
i I would like to say to the good
, pjople of Stokes that Mr. Oliver's
figures ure calculated to scare
only unthinking people. He has
bunched the whole debt and
shows it with 30 years of accum
ulated interest, possibly with
the idea of intimidation. If all
, business men were of the same
mind as Mr. Oliver, very little
; would be accomplished in the
I would like to call the atten
tion of the farmers to one little
item of cost in their living (hav
ing been a farmer myself). Here
is a farmer who buys a $500.00
pair of mules, and does not pay
for them in ten years. What is
! his expense bill, counting in
i! terest and feed bill, at the end
of ten years? It is $3,525.00. And
in 30 years it would be about
So it is only the way you look
at Mr. Oliver's figures that
makes them dreadful.
It is nothing but a common
I hope Stokes will vote the
bonds. She will never re
gret it. It wiP be a start towards
F. S. SMITH.
Where Have They
Been Working ?
Editor Reporter :
Tn passing around I find that
there are a few men who oppose
the bond issue for roads because
they claim that they have
"worked their time out" on the
roads, as they say, and they
want the other fellow to do the
same. Now, most of the fel
lows who claim this are old men
and have had time to do lots of
work somewhere, and I want
you to tell me where they did
all this work they talk about.
They certainly didn't do it here
in Stokes for there is not a road
in the county worthy of the
name. We are all ashamed of
the things they call roads in
Stokes. They must have "work
ed their time out" in Forsyth
1 county or somewhere where
they have good roads. If they
: put in all the time they talk
about here in Stokes they cer
tainly have made a poor show
ing. I wouldn't mention it if I
had been working the roads all
this time and couldn't show a
single road in the county yet.
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Speaker From Chapel Hill
To Address the People On j
the Bond Issue.
King Route 2, March 10.-A
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kin township on the questionofaj
bond issue for roads at the fol
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Pinnacle, March 20, at 12
King, March 20. at 3 o'clock.
Boyles' Store, March 21, at
Capella, March 21, at 2:30
Mt. View, March 21, at niprht,
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will come out and hear the;
question fully explained, whether
they oppose it or not.
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the last chance Yadkin town
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40 Years in Business.
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