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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 5, May 1955 - File 027. 1955-05. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 24, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/419/show/376.

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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 5, May 1955
Alternate Title Facts Forum News, Vol. IV, No. 5, May 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
Creator
  • Facts Forum
Contributor
  • Evans, Medford
Publisher Facts Forum
Date May 1955
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
Genre
  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 4 1955; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
Rights No Copyright - United States: This item is in the public domain in the United States and may be used freely in the United States. The item may not be in the public domain under the copyright laws of other countries.
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Transcript —Wide World Photos Trucking presents highway problems. Top left, loaded trucks roll along Maryland highway. Tests were run to determine how much damage trucks inflicted on roads. Inset photo beneath 'fucks show measurement being taken of crack in road surface caused by heavy truck traffic, engineers studied road cracks daily to record their growth. Top right, long line of trucks wait J° unload tomatoes. Lower right, Ohio Highway Patrol keeps close check to prevent over- 'OQded trucks from crushing roadbeds. '"'■tils in.iele possible by private Initiative.1 W hen you suggest private toll reeetels. ■' whole generation ol Americans who uave been taught to believe in public *orks. who have somehow ;il,s,>rl,<<l th.' "imiiiitii-l notion lhat profit is evil ;"nl thai the only good activity is thai S|||icr\ iseel hy bureaucrats and poli- '"ians. start screaming aboul the importance to lln- American weiv of life "' maintaining our free roads." lint no road is Inc. Everyone who has '"(''i driven an automobile on a road in "' I nited Steele's heis helped to pay for "'■H road. Moreover, to permil privately-owned ."'I roads would mil necessitate curtail- '"" the building of state-owned roads 'l,l|'l for oui of teixcs levied on people *«0 us,, them." . loll nt.uls, in all sleilcs where they Jv<' been built, are a financial sue- spending program, they have to be fairly accurate in their predictions, because there is a limit to the amount of money they can gel: and if they miss their guess, thev will go broke. Gov- ernment spenders, however, work it the other way around. They simply name a figure that sounds all right to get a program started, knowing full well lhat nine' governmenl is committed to the program, the people will have to keep putting up lhe money lo complete il. regardless of how much it costs or bow economically unsound il may turn out to be." The network of highways now being planned is based on the- ne'e els as government schemers now see them, and it will take ten years lo complete the plan. Hut what will our needs be ten years From now? General Lucius Clay claims that the road system he's planning is actually being designed to handle lln- needs of this nation in 1975. How ileus General Clay or anyone else know what the ne'cels erf ihe American people in the field of automotive transport will he —Wide World Photo SLOW MOTION—A 228-ton stator, on a many-wheeled trailer hauled by truck, inches along a California highway over planks laid on the road to prevent concrete breakage. This was believed to be one of the heaviest loads ever hauled by truck. The stator was moved from Camp San Luis Obispo to Morro Bay for installation in a new power plant. because people' w ho have a choice "'iwi'i'ii the so-called free pul,lie roads I" ""I the i,,11 roads elect lo use ihe toll |'';"k Tlnv have discovered that the ,°" roads are freer them the so-called ft,, 'in. pul,lie roads. Thai's why they use federal governmenl proposes, period of ten years, lo stimulate 'iweiv program putting up federal funds to match ..''''' funds. The fe-ele-reil government is ■ r''a<l\ operating in the reel, eunl thcre- "i,-r J lOl-billiondollar i by 'H3. can't raise its portion ol lhe money (1"1'- il goes in debt for il. Bul a fcei- '•' law says lhal the federal govern- ■ ''"l cannol mi anv deeper in debt than alreadj is. ""« does the federal governmenl 5r°pose I,, violate ils own law ? \\ hy, ''Acts mancing of this multi-billion-dol FORUM NEWS. Mav. 1955 road program is going to be done outside the federal budget. The governmenl will sel up a federal corporation which has mi resources, hut which nonetheless will guarantee lhe bonds whose sale will raise' eill of ihis money.18 PROPOSAL IS AN OUTRAGE The' proposal is an outrageous, poorly-concealed efforl to evade lln- federal law eunl plunge the governmenl man) hillioiis of dollars deeper in debl for a federal aid-to-highways program which the federal governmenl should met l.e- involved in in the first place. Suppose we- undertake the adminis- Iralion's 1 (11-billion-dollar. Ien-ycar highway building program? We- know that governmenl spending programs never steev within the original estimate. When private individuals projeel a in I975?1S Suppose General Clay and his group of advisers, or Harry Truman, or Mis. Roosevelt, or even Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., had been running things in 1')()() and had I,ecu given the task of finding a solution within fifty-five years to any one of the following problems? 1. To increase lhe average span of life of human beings hy thirty years. 2. To convey instantly lhe sound of ee voice speaking al one place lo any other point or einv number of points ail over lln- world. 3. Tee convey instantly the visual image, the animated picture, of an action or individual lo men and women in their living rooms or clubs all over America. I. lo develop a medical cure for pneumonia. Pace 2ei i: - I:,
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