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THE DUPLIN TIMES
FRIDAY, AUGUSTJ9th., 1949
.... highway commissioners
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Highway Commission Will Launch
I M Bond Road Program This Autumn
Raleigh -- Governor Scott's en
iew highway commissioners will
lunch the first phase of their $200,
00,000 road improvement program
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; Barely three months after the
iccessful June 4 bond .referendum
lie state's new roadbuilders expect
p begin announcing which rosds
jet first priority under the expsn
Fed proprara. By late September
hey hope to release full details
ibout the first batch of bond money
tads. ' '
That doesn't mean the roads will
get paved immediately, but work
sr tdick, vUghlfullf eutnfoiai.n ut ir I.
4hei waa pmm uf Hteui.uitlci' r.Hi.i
tAurih0, Lumbago, BcUlua, ui HimfiitiM ti
Kmlnd. Work tbrounU Um bloott. Ifun ttiu.
aaally Haiti Ueltlng ptn ynii lu
rork, aiilor Ufa and sleep mora comf(jrtab1,;
let Rowiimt at dtugglat today. Quick, torn
U aautfactton or moDajr baok guaranteed
will start on some this fall and on
many others next winter and spring.
Puanning these road projects has
been a full-time job for the com
missioners since their appointment
last May 1.
During the summer months they
have been poring over highway
plans with their engineering staffs,
holding public meetings with coun
ty commissioners and hearing about
road problems from an increasing
number of citizens' delegations.
Some commissioners have boen
personally riding over every road
ear-marked for hard-surfacing. Oth
ers have asked commissioners and
citizens' groups to assist in recom
mending roads for improvement.
All this is new experience for
the Governor's roadbuilders. None
of the novice commissioners had
much knowledge about highway
construction matters before joining
the Commission. Only one man,
Highway Chairman Henry Jor-
dan of Cedar Falls -- was a hold
over from the Cherry Administra
tion. Dairyman George Coble of
Lexington had three months had
start on his colleagues. He joined
the Commission February 1.
The others began with a clean
slate -- and a reshuffling of divi
sion engineers July 1 made it a new
start all around.
The new commissioners got .1
quick start on their planning pro
gram. In June they voted to re
quest the issuance of $50,000,000
of the $200,000,000 in bond money.
In July they decided to buy $5,000
00G worth of road construction and
maintenance equipment. This
month they directed their engineer
ing staffs to speed up work on all
regular construction projects wait
ing to be Jt to contract.
Governor Scott's road program
calls for the hard-surfacing of 12,
000 miles of secondary roads and
stabilisation before construction.
Some feel that keeping dirt roads
well maintained during the coming
winter,, should outrank, tne-jMacJc
topping program. Letters havi been
sent to county school superintend
ents requesting- about school bus
routes needing first attention dur-
Ing bad weather. : ! 7
Each commissioner , has direct
responsibility ior ..expenditure of
all funds in his division. The Gen
eral Assembly, following ' recom
mendations of the Commission, de
cides how much money shall be al
located to construction, maintenance,-
betterment etc. Then these
sums are divided ten 'ways, using
a special formula. From that point
on the division staff takes over.
They, make financial decisions on
locating new roads, hard-surfacing
did ones and maintaining old and
No Regular Salary
For rendering this service, the
commissioner seta nothing more
than $7 per day remuneration while
on the Job. In addition' he gets sub
sistence and gasoline mileage when
he travels on highway business.
Only the chairman of the Highway
Commission draws a full-time sal
ary. Of the elevm current members
of the Commission.' five have a
predominantly farming background,
five have a business background
and one is a retired physician also
interested in farming.
"Dr. Henry W. Jordan, chairman,
is the son of a Methodist minister.
He practiced dentistry for about 20
years in Belmont, then joined his
brother, Everett Jordan, In the tex
tile manufacturing business in Ran
dolph and Alamance counties.
Commissioners Henry Grady
Shelton and W. Guy Hargett of
Eastern Carolina are prominent
farmers of Edgecombe and Jones
counties. Both attended State Col
lege, and Hargett was a classmate
of W. Kerr Scott. Shelton's first
highway division office is in Ahos-
kie (covering Camden, Chowan, Cur
rituck, Dare, Gates; Pasquotank,
Perquimans, Bertie, Hertford, Mar
tin. Northampton, Edgecombe, Hall
'ax and Warren Counties'. Har-
gett's second division headquarters
are in Greenville (covering Beau
fort, Hyde, Tvrrell, Washington,
Carteret, Craven, Jones, Onslow.
Pamlico, Gree.ie, Lenoir and Pitt
The third division commissioner .
A. Wilbur Clark owns and manages
a peach orchard and a laundry in
Fayetteville. His division encom
passes Brunswick, Duplin, New
Hanover, Ponder, Bladen, Colum
bus, Cumberland and Sampson
Dr. H. E. Earp, fourth division,
of Selma, is a retired physician with
extensive farming interests in
James A. Barnwell, runs the
fit tii highway division from his
home in Burlington where his prin
cipal business interest is Associa
ted Transport, a large trucking con
cern. Dairyman George Coble of Lex
ington, sixth division commissioner,
parlayed a bankrupt Davidson Coun
ty dairy from an organization with
five employees In 1934 to a dairy
products business operating' today
in seven states. -v -v.- . . ... .
- Otis Poole, seventh division Com
missioner of Jaokson Springs, Mont
gomery County; Mark Goforth,
eighth division commissioner of
Lenoir; and Joseph Graham, ninth
division commissioner of Iron Sta
tion, Lincoln County; have exten
sive farming interests.. And L. Dale
Thrash of Asheville, the tenth di
vision commissioner has both, busi
ness and farming interests.
Nothing For Something
By George Peck
"Something For Nothing" is a
phraze thct has been much bandied
about in recent years. Editors, eco
nomists, columnists, politic'ans and
others have waxed eloquent in de
ploring the modern tendency of
asking Uncle Sam to dispense his
bounty with no thought as to how
and from who the chin-whiskered
gent obtains the bounty to dispense.
It seems to have ueen thfirougmy
proven tnat no government van
give anything to its citizens that it
first does not take away from them.
Then, why do so many Amercans
still clamor for more and more
hand-outs from Washington? Why
does agitation continue for free
medicine, public housing, farm
subsidies, Federal aid to education,
to mention only a few of the propo
sals to add to the already oneraus
tax burden or to increase the al
ready staggering Federal debt?
The truth of the matter is that
the citizen who is seeking "Some
ching For Nothing" may for a !ran
sitory period achieve his .ambition,
but sooner or later he will reillze ware.
he has been chasing a ."will o' the
wisp." He will wake up some sorry
day to find that what he really has
achieved is to have gotton "Nothing
When our Federal Government,
jr any other government, makes a
gift, it musnmpose rules and regu
lations upon the recipient. Right
there the citizen relinquishes a part
of his most precious asset -- his
personal liberty. As he accepts
more and more from his Govern-,
ment, he loses more and more ol
his freedom. Then when Govern
ment has been completely social
ized, all personal liberty vanishes
into thin air. With freedom of en-
lerprize completely wiped out, hisej
paternalistic Government tinas 11
has very little or no largess to
hand out to its citizen -- but the
controls and regulations remnin. In
grasping for "Something For Noth
ing", the citizen at last learns that
what he has done has been to ol
"Nothing For Something."
Glass expands with heat,
contracts with cold, often cracks
or breaks when forced to do either
suddenly. In making Iced tea or
coffee in glass, pour the hot bever
age slowly onto the ice rather tr-an
against the glss, or - safer - make
the beverage first and cool. Inci
dentally, ice- cubes should not be
dropped carelessly into glasses.
State College Hints
To Home Makers
Tumblers and othccglassware ge
extra heavy use in summer. Here's
a few reminders: Sudden changes
intrmnerature are responsible ftr
the untimely end of much glnsr
The oldest suspension brld?e in
the United States will be 100 years
old this year. Spanning the Ohio
River at Wheeling, W. Va., the 1010
foot- span was opened to traffic in
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