NOTE: The following editorial originally ran in the Friday, July 6, 1923, edition of the Albany Democrat.
The road sign board placed at the first cross road south of Albany on the highway directing the travel toward Corvallis is raising the ire of several Linn County public-spirited and interested citizens. Since the controversy at the last Chamber of Commerce meeting at which time the Corvallis and Albany members of commerce discussed the merits of the roads, several phases of the situation have developed. The consensus of opinion in Albany has crystallized to the point that justice should prevail and no "pussyfoot" system permitted to predominate.
The unvarnished facts in the case is that tourists passing directly through the state will find a better and shorter course through this county in lieu of detouring, several miles via Corvallis. In other words the tourist should be told the truth and be directed to go through Corvallis if he is interested in the college or anything along that highway. Otherwise the traveler should be directed along the road that is the best and most direct. Albany, all other towns and also the service stations along the highway should give the traveling public proper direction and the truth regardless of any personal interest that may exist.