Securing rights of way for the new road over the Siskiyous and rights of way for alterations along the present road, such as elimination of sharp turns and the deeding of the needed strips for a uniform width of 60 feet alone prevent the advertising for bids on the construction of the Pacific Highway asserts State Engineer H.L. Bowlby.
"Preliminary surveys have been completed and the line located. Right-of-way men are now out. Within a few days we will advertise for bids on grading of the stretch over the Siskiyous and on hard surfacing the stretch between Central Point and Medford.
"In many places the present roadway is but 40 or 50 feet. We must have the entire 60 feet deeded. As soon as this is done, we will advertise for bids to hard surface the road between Ashland and Medford.
"I am taking estimates and survey notes to Salem with me to go over them and within a few days will have advertisements prepared for bids.
"The best way to speed road work is for those affected to help us secure the rights of way.
Tom Frekas, whose petty larceny operations are alleged to have embraced wholesale thefts of chickens and apples was fined $25 and costs by Justice Taylor upon his conviction by a jury of stealing two boxes of apples from Fred Hopkins of the Snowy Butte orchards near Central Point last Sunday. Frekas used an S.P. speeder to "tote" away his loot. It is alleged that Frekas' raids on henhouses about depopulated the roosts along the right of way, and that he sold his ill-gotten fowls to Medford restaurants and meat shops.