07/08/58 Virginia Governor James Lindsay Almond discusses proposed highway system and death of ...
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On another subject this morning, Governor Almond said he would doubt the propriety of the Governor of Virginia taking a stand on the routing of a federal interstate highway through the state. When asked by reporters if he favored a route coming close to Roanoke and Lynchburg, the governor said he could take no stand other than to say the route should should be that one which is best for the whole state. The governor said that some people have accused him of favoring the more southerly route because of his home in Roanoke. Almond said that was not the case. He said he hopes complete and mature thought is given the routing, so as to come up with the one which will benefit the most people. (start film) The governor--in Roanoke for a bank Board of Directors meeting--answered reporters questions on a number of other subjects as well. (show film)
At the capitol in Richmond, the flag was lowered to half-staff over the House of Delegates Chamber. House speaker E. Blackburg Moore of Berryville designated a 10-member committee to represent the house at the funeral service. (start film) Governor Almond expressed deep shock when inform of Allmans death this morning. (show film)