Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on August 8, 1973 · Page 16
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 16

Galesburg, Illinois
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Wednesday, August 8, 1973
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Seeks Help County Road Superintendent Warns on Vandalizing Signs Knot County officials will prosecute persons who steal or deface road eigns, Jack Witt, county highway superintendent, said today. Witt appealed for persons to get license numbers and description of persons seen tampering with road signs. Witt said the county has lost thousands of dollars in recent years because of vandalism to signs. "But that certainly isn't as important as the injury or loss of life that could result from removal of signs," Witt said today. He said that thieves Monday night stole all warning signs from a construction site near Abingdon and removed a steel grating covering a hole near Williamsfield. Witt said a Williamsfield resident came dose to falling into the hole but noticed it at the last minute and called Witt, who replaced the cover. Citing a similar Incident which happened recently in Fulton Qounty, Witt said traffic accidents can result when stop signs are removed from intersections. "We're going to have ft fatality if it doesn't stop," he commented. "The county will prosecute vigorously anyone caught tampering with signs," he said. for your tiiouqhty Dear Penny, Recently oar city assessor ran for election (no re-election because he had been appointed). His slogan was "A fall* , time Assessor for a Fall-time Job." Why do we need a fall-time assessor with no personal property tax? Did we have only a part-time assessor before him?? There are two fall-time women (8 to 4) In Us office. I work to a nearby area and often see him on his way to work (9 to 12). How can yon be full time from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m., with an hoar or two for lunch and three or four coffee breaks a day? Maybe with only real estate property we only need a part-time assessor—bat let's pay for one—not pay for a full- time assessor and get a part-time one. Jnst A Corioas Taxpayer Dear Taxpayer, Ron Harms, city assessor, tells me there are 12,000 parcels of real estate in the city and that any time allowed by the loss of some personal property assessments can be well used in reaching more equity in reed estate assessments. He also points out that not all personal property tax has been deleted, but only that on individuals. There still remains a personal property tax on corporations, partnerships, joint ventures and other such categories. Harms says he has been doing all commercial property assessments and personally handling all complaints which come into the office. "My job is not in the office, as I see it. I could hire a field man to do these appraisals, but I feel the taxpayer is better served if I do it myself instead of sitting in the office," he centends. While he admits 'taking coffee breaks, he also pointed out that he spends many evening hours talking to people who work during the day. Harms, who said he has had no vacation either in 1972 or 1973, said he welcomes inspection by any interested taxpayer, and would be glad to discuss the operation of his office with you. Dear Penny, We are interested in starting a bike club here in Galesburg. We had heard that there is someone who is planning to start such a club, but I have not been able to find them. We wish that organizers of a bike club or persons interested in getting one started would call as. Scott Swanson 1548 Woodbine Circle JeffLaFoUette 1172 Klein Ave. Dear Scott and Jeff, A bike club sounds like a good idea. If you get one started, let the readers of this column know about it, won't you? Dear Penny, About a year ago I took the train to Denver to visit my son, and on the same train was a group of Boy Scouts on their way to a Scoot ranch In New Mexico. They were the finest boys I ever saw, and I really enjoyed them. I was Impressed by the respect they showed for their leaders, and I would like to see every boy be a Scout. H. Anderson Gilson Dear Mr. Anderson, I'm sure that most people will agree with you that Scouting is a worthwhile activity for boys and girls. Dear Penny, I understand there is a group of Christians youth trying to raise money for a Christian concert here In Galesburg. I have a small contribution to make. Do you have any information on where to send it? I assume it would be tax- exempt, and I feel it is worthwhile to give some aid to young people who are turned on for something food In a day when it is not uncommon to be tamed on to drags. Interested in Our Youth DcctF* Int crest 6 (1 I have heard nothing of the concert you mention. I am sure it it is a major undertaking among youth in the community, there will be publicity letting you know details and where to send your contribution. Thinking of you . . . Penny Send your questions to Penny, in care of the Galesburg Register -Mail. Penny will answer all letters to which a personal reply is desired. As many tetters as space permits will be used in this column. Golesburo Register-Moil, Golesburo, HI. Wednesday, Aug, 8, 1973 17 Patient at Peoria VICTORIA - Mrs. Wayne Gore is a patient at Proctor Hospital, Peoria. She fell and broke her leg July 28. Mrs. Fleta Truelove and Mr. and Mrs. David Hickey visited her recently. Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Parson, Loogootee, Ind., were recent guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Orviile Henry. Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Henry have moved to an apartment in Galesburg. Mr. and Mrs. Dean Johnson have purchased the house south Victoria Resident of town formerly owned by the late Reuben Johnson. Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Sargent have purchased the home formerly occupied by the Johnsons. In 1972, the Democratic National Committee nominated Sargent Shriver as Sen. George McGovern's presidential running mate. 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