Madison Wisconsin State Journal, May 22, 1963, Page 4

Madison Wisconsin State Journal

May 22, 1963

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Madison Wisconsin State Journal (Newspaper) - May 22, 1963, Madison, Wisconsin PAGE 4 SECTION 1 WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL WEDNESDAY MAY 22 1963 Fee Boost Bonds Asked for State Road Program By SAMUEL C REYNOLDS Slatt Journal SUFI Project 66 a farreaching proposal to build 4H miles of new Interstate and fourlane di vided highways in Wisconsin four to five years ahead of schedule was put before the Legislature Tuesday by Gov John Reyn olds The speedup program would be financed by car and truck reg istration fee increases and by borrowing on promised federal highway construction funds through a new dummy corpo ration Speaking before a joint session In the Assembly chamber Reyn olds said that if we are too cautious arid continue to plod along in our highway construc tion program we will have only 88 additional miles of modem divided highways in this state by 1966 Bond Issue Plan The dummy corporation named the Wisconsin Highway Building Corp would issue million in bonds to be paid off in 22 to 25 years by vehicle registration fee increases in rail lion a year in new revenues Short term borrowing of million backed by promised fed eral money would enable com pletion of the Interstate system by 1966 instead of 1971 1 in addition over million inore would be released for local highway construction other than MILLER T41TSCHKE the freeways by using the borrow ing procedures outlined Reynolds said Republicans in the GOPcon trolled Legislature immediately indicated that Project 66 wears an overlyoptimistic number The projects will not completed by 1966 they said Miller Doubtful Sen Jess Miller RRichland Center said he doubted the pro posal will meet with success in the Legislature Miller longtime chairman of the Senate Highways committee said this sort of highway financ ing and procedure could produce peaks and valleys ia construc tion which would be detrimenta to the state to the contractors and to the workers Periods of heavy employments and overtime offset by slack pe riods and unemployment compel sation would result he said Assemblyman Elmer C Nitsch e RBeaver chairman of he Assembly Highways commit tee also said he doubted the pro gram will pass He predicted it will not be taken up until the Legislature returns after recess and said I think we should get our revenue and budget meas ures through first June 7 Recess Seen The Legislature will probably recess pn or about June 7 and come back in September unless Reynolds calls it back earlier Reynolds told reporters at a brief ing on the highway program Mon dayafternoon that the 1966 date is predicted on approval of Project 66 by July Assembly Speaker Robert D Haase RMarinette said h s main concern was with the main tenance costs the governors highway program would entail The project might take care of building the freeways he said but it would not pay for upkeep after construction That money DIAL ALptiw 63111 Wisconsin line Highway 15 from Beloit to Mil waukee an essential r o u te con sidered by the Toll Road Com mission Highway 51 from Portage on Ihe Interstate to Tomahawk per mitting fast travel all the way to northcentral Wisconsin Highway 41 from the western border of Brown county to Suaml co Highway 141 from the Milwau kee county line to Route 57 per mitting travel on divided high ways all the way from Chicago around Milwaukee to northeast ern Wisconsin and Construction of a West Ex pressway from North ave in Mil waukee to Route 41 permitting nonstop traffic from Chicago to the Fox river valley Economic Boost Seen Providing key highway links through the state will boost busi ness and industry help the tour ist1 trade and save lives Reyn olds said In all Project 66 will generate billion of busi creases of a year for cars three or less years oW a year on cars four to six years old year on cars seven to nine years old a year on cars nine to 12 years old and a year on cars 13 years or older The increases would go into effect in January 1964 The governor recommended no increases in fuel taxes aa idea lie had considered and rejected Trucks now pay annual fee s ranging from to a year depending on weight Their fees would rise from to n year according to weight Dairy trucks which are taxed less by weight than other trucks would have their yearly fees in creased by between and a year according to weight Ceremony Planned for May Crowning would have to be raised separateness in Wisconsin in a short peri ly and Haase said the question of ijme he said is Can you afford to do it Without swift road development Says Methods Reynolds called Outdated the present highway consecution methods of this state badly outdated Forty out of the 50 states in the nation including evefy other industrial state have treatec highways as c a p i tal improve ments and issued bonds to finance them he said but we have done BQthing about it We have buried our heads in the potholes of patched concrete and asphalt refusing to admit that fast safe easy transporta tion for recreation and industry is an absolute necessity for a state wishing to remain competitive the governor said Carolyn Mosley of 21 s Frances will crown the statue of Mary t a May crowning ceremony at pm Sunday at St Martin louse 1862 Beld si Her court of honor will consist f Joanne and Mary Raynoha of 18 Oak st Joyce Mosley of 21 S Frances stj Michee Panis of Center si Gretchen Cairo of 1703 Fisher st CharSene Har ris of 1901 Baird St Margaret Rose Rogers of 1854 Beld st Terry Bryant of 1933 Baird st and Moira and Deirdra McGrath of 416 Russell Walk Junior escorts will be Theresa DRY CLEANING SPECIAL TUES WED THURS Wu honor all 1 39 each Professionally Cleaned and Pressed All farments mothproofed xt no extra charge No Extra Charge For One Houf Service All minor repairs done free snams etc Westgate The Squsro 541 state St 501 S Park St 1010 N Sherman 3990 Monona Dr Z502 E Wash Ave the mOSf in MAKING freth At A Flower In Ont Hour Straub of 1862 Beld st and Julia Jothard of 506 Bram st Mrs rViliiam Miller of 213 Marion st the chairman for the event We feature 2 Cash Discount Oil Burner Service Budget Payment Plan WCOfcMICK Can you afford to do Lists Projects Reynolds said theprogram pro poses a of isle lollov ing freeway projects by 1966 Highway 12 from the Illinois line to the Interstate Highway at Utica in Dane county linked up with planned fourlane im provement by Illinois up to the Without swift road development traffic will strangle city and coun tryside tourists will shun Wis consins congested roads Jhe industrial future of the state will be jeopardized he added The present a year auto reg istration fee as low as any in the nation would remain in ef fect Added to it would be fee in Great summertime drinks need the crowning touch Seagrams 7 Crown that is When a whiskey tastes so good its the nations favorite you know it makes the best summer cooJerswith cola in a Collins or the classic highball 7 Crown has the smoothness aswellastheflavprAndit has them in the right combination So all summer Jong 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