National Geographic : 1919 Mar
WHETHER or not you have roast beef and lettuce salad for dinner, and other good things when you want them, may depend on roads; in fact, beef isn't roast beef without your coal pile-and your coal pile may depend upon roads. C. H. Colby, President of the West Side Coal Company, Des Moines, Iowa, proves it. He also proves that the price of your coal may depend on a concrete road. But Read What "An 18-foot reinforced concrete road eight inches thick has just been completed, connect ing our mines with the Des Moines city pavement on University Avenue. "We have already contracted for the de livery of coal to the city for $1 per ton as against the present price of $1.25 per ton, which, with our present output of 200 tons, will mean a saving of $50 per day on delivery charges alone. This new price will go into effect as soon as the road is opened for traffic. Mr. Colby Says: "I have been a strong advocate for the construction of this concrete road, and have paid approximately $2,500 of adjoining property own ers' assessments, besides being the owner of eighty rods of said road, in order to have the work done at this time. "With 15 years experience in concrete construction, I feel satisfied that we have an excellent piece of road. Our delivery problem has been solved for all time." Any man who, like Mr. Colby, believes in assuming a great deal of the cost necessary to have a con crete road, must be convinced that Concrete Roads Pay PORTLAND CEMENT ASSOCIATION ATLANTA DETROIT MILWAUKEE PITTSBURGH CHICAGO HELENA MINNEAPOLIS SALT LAKE CITY DALLAS INDIANAPOLIS NEW YORK SEATTLE DENVER KANSAS CITY PARKERSBURG WASHINGTON ST. LOUIS DES MOINES Concrete for Permanence "Mention The Geographic-It identifies you"