The Orange Leader (Orange, Tex.), Vol. 34, No. 192, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 14, 1947 Page: 4 of 12
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THE ORANGE LEADER
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Orange, texas, Thursday, august h, 1947
THE ORANGE LEADER
...>W ht/YA NO. INCREASE IN TAXES!
Published every afternoon cxcept Saturday and orrSiuiduy morning
•t 503A Front Street, by |the Orange Leader'Publisljing Co.
Entered at (Orange; Texas, P. O. ts Second Class Mail Matter Under
Act .of Congress March 3, 1918.
, . mem7ikr of the associated press
Th« Associated Press is entitled exclusively to the use for rbpubllcat-
^in of all the local news printed in this newspaper, as well as all AV
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How Much County Roads for Our Money?
(Last of a Series)
! The first seven of this series of editorials were devot-
edllargely to theories and opinions. We now Ret down to
some cold facts. Three of the present membership of the
commissioners court contend that' they've been doing a
pr$t^y good job in the matter of road and bridge work and
9pf>ose adoption of a system which in the opinion of many
will give more miles of all-weather roads for each dollar
sp4nt. ■ . !
J For a moment let's look into the past. How much mon-
ey fiave the commissioners spent for road and bridge work
duting^ the past ten years? W£hat benefits have the tax-
payers received from such expenditures?
j The records of the county treasurer, disclose that clur-
iit* the five-year period from 1937 through 1941, the" four
com missioner precincts of Orange county spent a total of
$445 ,526 for road and bridge purposes. At the end of 1941
th* county was only" approximately 20 per cent out of the
mi}d. The same records show that in the five-year period
19^2 through 1946 the precincts spent $742,294 for road
and bridge work. In other words, the four commissioners,
dutthg-the five years just past, spent half again as much
fop road and bridge work as was spent during the five
yegrs just prior to that time. Did they come any nearer to
gefting the county out of the mud? '
J Here's the answer: In June 1946. according to the
state highway department, Orange county had a total of
21^.96 miles of county-maintained roads. Of these, 163
mites, or 76per cent, were still dirt surfaced and general-
ly ^suitable for use only in dry weather. Forty-four miles
of county roads were shell surfaced, 3 miNjs were soil sur-
faced, less than a mile hard surfaced. In other words, des-
pite the fact that they had a lot more money during the
. pa*t five years than in the five years just beforehand? the
commissioners have made virtually no progress toward
getting the rural districts out of the mud.
« What went with the money? Ask your commissioner
If) fou doubt what he tells you. go look over the expense
accounts. They're available for inspection in the county
cojirt house. If you're willing to take our answer, here it
is:jThat money went down the rathole of inefficiency and
wasteful lack of planning and coordination. Most of it was
sppnt for the labor and materials of hodge-podge patch-
worjk.——•— - t r
«' In the*light of these facts, we find ourselves at a loss
inJtrying to analyze the thinking of any county officisri
w^o opposes the adoption of a system which promises re-
this waste of the taxpayers money.
ms WILL /WE YOUB
SCOTTS SCRAP BOOK
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IF ALL fllE OCEANS WERt
DRIED UP <KE SAJ.1" REMAINING
V/OULD YIELD 14/i'flMES
ike BULK of fhe
from <he cem<er of
commercial building ik los
am^eles, california, £avt
s<ree< space. —
■x k <ook workmen
77 days <0 cu< 'ime cjap -
■i^EK OME SEcfioN WAS MOVEI>
BACK <0 ^E OrfHER. SEC<IOM
in four days
DOES A400D QUEEH
BEEUAY A DAY ?
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Are you troubled by
dUtrrM of Mm*}®
thU make you uff«r
ftom pain, feel ac
w£k™\' auCb UmeaT Than o tr,
Lvclin B. Plnwiawa. vegetabla Com-
pound to relieve auch aymptoma!
In • recant m«dlcal_ teat ■.
Compound proved VLT.M^l?t£ *hat
to vwmen woubl^thU y. a wnat
Doctora call a uUrlne
a grand aootftlng elteot on ort« o/ mom
an a mini important orpant.
Taken regularly — Plnkliama Com-
pound helpa build up reaUtanee to auch
dlatreaa. Also a (jreat atomachlc tonic!
LVDIR E. PI"KH 'S
For School Busmen
Announced By State
Austin, Tex.. Aur. 14. (AP) —
Strict regulations for school buses,
drawn up under authority of the
uniform traffic code enacted by
the 50th legislature, have been
announced by State Superintend-
ent of Public Instruction L. A.
Woods. '\ ■ ' ,
Under new regulations, full re-
sponsibility is—placed on the
school bus driver for -Uie safety
of the child en route from home
or school. '' v '
Every driver is required to
have training in first aid and to
carry valid certificates of'complc-
tH THAT 5HACK<]
lion of standard
cQursw.s*taught by tiie
Red Cross. >.
Inspection of buses prior to the
opening of school each fall by the
state liiphway partol is also re-
Institutes will be held in Sep-
tcinber"and October to acquaint
school bus drivers with these and
other new regulations, Woods
said, adding that attenda'nee'would
bo compulsory tor bus drivers in
the' independent school districts.
Woods estimated that at least
000 moi tf .lMises are needed to sup-
plement the present fleet of 0,500
Which he described as "totally"
TrafHc. deaths in the United
States ha e decliiied from about
20 per 100,000,000. motor vehicle
miles tn. 1925 to less than 10 in
RonW wc' tcrn ted cedar > tree-,
are" 11T feet ill cHariieter and 200
USE i. V. A. OiN i'ment
For impetigo, ache, teenase
|5implos, ringworm, poison ivy;
cltigger and mosquito bites, cold
Sores, Itch, barber's itch, ath-
lete's feet, eczema, and other
local skin erupt' ins. Acts like
magic. A proven product. 50c
and 75c at William's Drug and
Other drug stores..
Cnmpobello Island, site of fer- S"r™ as tirJ°,re!!
mer President F. D. KoosevelTslff to b0 'Joa'd ,eet
sujnmer home, is ten miles long >'V jhe acre and ind.vdual acres
and two miles -vide. I car?.as.much
a millloii board feet.
Wisconsin led the limited States
in ^timber production in 1904 but
had dropped to 10th place by
The popui&von of New Zealand
is 1,641,000 of which 57 percent is
urben; 67 percent is in the north
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The Orange Leader (Orange, Tex.), Vol. 34, No. 192, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 14, 1947, newspaper, August 14, 1947; Orange, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth308490/m1/4/: accessed February 18, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Lamar State College – Orange.