5. To transport physically a person
from Los Angeles to New York in less
than four hours.
6. To build a horseless carriage as
good as any of those described in the
advertising folders of any automobile
manufacturer of today.
Do you think that any of our presenl
peilitieetl advisers, economic planners.
miscellaneous do-gooders, or welfare-
staters could, in 1900. even have imag-
iiu-el a solution to anv of these problems? A cl all of these problems have
been solved by private individuals, left
free' to plan and try. to risk and manage
their own affairs, with the hope of reward for success.
Let's go back to 1900 a moment.
Suppose- that any of our government
planners today or then had been confronted in 1900 with the task of planning, building, and maintaining roads
adequate to serve the people. There is
not a governmental planner in the world
who thinks that he couldn't do that. Act
thai is lhe one problem that was turned
over to governmental planners, has been
in lhe hands of governmental planners
since- 1900, and is the one that has
not been solved yet. In every ana
where private ownership, private Initiative, ami the expectation of individual
achievement have been permitted to
operate without governmenl interference
—Wide World Photos
ON THE AMERICAN SCENE—Picturesque view tupper left) of Donner Bridge, just east
of Donner Pass, with Donner Lake a thousand feet below in the background, on U.S. Highway
40 near the California-Nevada border. Upper right, Florida's overseas highway—122 miles
of reinforced concrete bridges and double-surfaced roads, links Key West to the mainland.
Lower left, a country road near Yorkshire, N. Y. Lower right, opening day decor at sector of
New Jersey's turnpike near Newark Airport.
and mismanagement, Americans have
wrought miracles in material progress
in the past fifty-five years. In areas
where governmenl has heul exclusive
control, we have had the same inef
ficiency, waste, lack of incentive, an"
lack of wisdom which has kept th1'
soeialislic experimenl from succeeding
in Kiissi;,. Europe, eunl everywhere else
on earth where il has ever been llicit-
from lln- time of ancient Babylon ,0
1 "'W'leeit e,f Government's Role i,, Highv/d
\i,l Programs?" Ta> Review, pp. 13-1*
published lev Tan Foundation, Inc., Nr"
York, March, 1964.
'Book of Knowledge, Volume 2, p. 410'
Magic Carpet Edition.
'\ Choice eel (.niele's." pamphlet form of a
sp,',ali hy Thiimas II. McDonald before ""'
Vmerican Association nf State High*8'
Olfieieels. Dec. 10, 1952.
1 "America Veals a Public Works Prograin,
by Sylvia V. Porter, pp. 54-55, reprinted '"
Democratic Digest, October, 1954.
■ World Almanac, \,. .'ill1). 1955 Edition. f
■ in-nee,I ,,f Pul,li,- Highways," l.v .l"l," ''
Mulr 'v. The Freeman, pp. 181-183, N"
"Highways: Plan eeenl Prejudice," o'e"s'
week, p. JI). Inlv 2d. 1954.
-"Wiev 50 llilli„„s for Highways," r. S. i''"'
& ll',,,1,1 He,,,,,,, pp. 21-26. July 2.'i. l'l''1..
" -101 llilli,,,, I).,Ileus for New Highway*
U. S. Sews & World Report, pp. 129-13*'
Nov. 12. 1954.
Weir,Is „[ il„. Government," l.v Dean B0*
sell, In Brief, published by I li. F idati""
for Economic Education, Inc., [rvington-*
11 udson, Vie Ye.rk. ,-
11 "Bureaucracy," Itulhts 'limes 11,•rtthl r-'
I,,rial. Aug. 17, 1953.
'3-lieis Wear's Toll li.,ei.l Decision '
New Hlghwaj F.eee ie, T,\ees." Dallas Tf"
Herald, Feb. '). 1955.
1 '"Here We Go Again," by Thurman Sen-'"1;'
Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph, >'•"
—Wide World Photoi
experimental car of the future, the Ford FX-Atmos. An example of possible style
tomorrow, it will never be built for sale. Lower, a 1908 Ford climbs mountain
1 "Thr Wrong Road,*1 Barron's, Jan. 17,
"''"Ike's Spending Raises Grave Question^
I!.,. m! Moley, Dallas Morning >'"
Jan, 27. 1955.
>"0ui Shrinking Citizenship," Indiana?*
Sinr. January, 1955.
FACTS FORUM NEWS, .1/eee/. '■'"'