Lincoln Highway Association President Henry B. Joy in the April 25, 1917 Outlook Magazine.
Joy continues talking about people's views of roads had now grown from consideration of just those around their locality, but it was becoming more national in scale. "Now, however, our viewpoint has widened. The local selfish interest in the roads of our own township and county is becoming submerged in a greater interest in the roads of the Nation."
Interest was just in "the improvement of the little stretch which we personally traversed for business or pleasure." This had led to much waste of funds.
Of course, Joy had an answer for a national road.
On the Lincoln. --RoadDog