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   Aiken County Rambler (Newspaper) - December 10, 1981, Aiken, South Carolina                             SECOND CLASS POSTAGE PAID AT AIKEN S C 29801 Aiken no Public Llbr Newberry St SW Aiken Sc 29801 217 COUNTY RUBUC AIKEN COUNTY Copyright by Rambler Publications Inc Volume S Number 17 Alken S C Thursday December 10 25c Per Copy HOTLINE Q What is the law regarding use of turn signals I thought it was mandatory that they be used Most people do use them except for drivers of Public Safety Depart ment vehicles LDW Aiken A Sgt WH Harvey head supervisor of the SC Highway Patrol in Aiken said the law states signals should be given at least 100 feet in advance of a turn either by hand or mechanical device He further stated Highway Patrol of ficers must obey all traffic laws Aiken Public Safety Dept Chief JC Busbee assuredthe Rambler our people use them However he said there may be times when a vehicle is responding to an emergency call and doesnt have sufficient notice before turning to activate the signals Q Do you know where I can buy Pendleton blankets and coats in this area CA Aiken A Lionel Smith Ltd in downtown Aiken and Country Gentlemen adjacent to Mitchell Shopping Center both carry jackets by Pendleton which is known as a manufacturer of fine Continued on Page 12 Final Tax Bills Mailed This Week By KAY LAWRENCE AIKEN Personal property tax notices delayed fay more than three months were expected to be mailed Thursday and to reach taxpayers by Friday or Saturday of this week according to Aiken County Ad ministrator Scott Barnes Barnes said as a result of the late mailing businesses and individuals will be given until Dec 31 to be eligible for a 2 percent discount Usually this bonus for prompt payment is granted in September and October Penalties for Jate payment which usually go into effect Jan 1 will be postponed until February Tax went out the first part of September as re quired by law However County Auditor George Williams and Treasurer Margie Plunkett asserted that because the county failed to provide ade quate personnel for a greatly increased work load this year personal pro perty tax bills could not be completed on time The two officials filed a suit against Aiken County Council on Nov 23 asking for more employees adequate office space and adequate pay for their personnel They said they had appeared on numerous occasions dur ing budget preparation to outline their needs After a council meeting last DOLL TREE AT MUSEUM A striking feature at the annual Open House held at the Aiken County Museum Sunday was a doll tree constructed by Chuck Huber The tree held 40 of the 96 dolls dressed for the Salvation Army by members of Town Country Club The dolls to be distributed at Christmas will be on display through this week week Chairman Carrol Warner for mulated a letter to the auditor and treasurer asking that every effort be made to complete the property tax digest by Dec 15 The letter stated that Ad ministrator Barnes was authorized to provide any assistance necessary including the transfer of personnel to their offices to meet the goal Barnes said he immediately pro vided ard including the screening of telephone calls to the auditors office thus enabling personnel to concentrate on completing their Continued on Page 12 Aiken Artist Has Exhibits in N Y Paris By VIVIAN MILNER AIKEN Impressionist artist Anne Lattimore is becoming known in New York and Paris as her works are being exhibited in galleries there In January some of her polo paintings will be displayed in a Palm Beach shop She has developed her technique t and style mainly while painting in Aiken and has enjoyed con siderable success here Now shes beginning to meet success far afield A gallery in Paris recently sold some of Annes Aiken horseprints Arthur Ackermann and son a fine art gallery on posh 57th Street in New York is exhibiting her work A New York decorator also has several of her paintings The Bowery Restaurant right in Aiken currently is displaying her work and Anne exhibits other paintings on a permanent basis at the Gazebo here Bankers Trust of South Carolina recently photographed one of her horse paintings for use on its brochure Welcome To Aiken County Impressionism can be quite realistic People think of it as blurs But it is quite true to life par ticularly in the handling of the col ors declared Anne of her style of painting The colors are more realistic and more interesting to me than the old classical paintings The impres sionists were the first to paint out doors They had better equipment and newly developed colors Their use of color was more appealing Annes use of color is particularly charming in her flower subjects paintings of children and land scapes It is also evident in her horse paintings etchings and por traits She is now doing some silk screen prints a process in which she prints each color from a dif ferent screen Its like a puzzle she commented When I look at a subject whatever excites me the color or time of day a feeling a mood is what I try to bring out in the pain ting Anne explained Technically knowing how to do it is what Im working on all the time Whistler does a great job of that His portrait of his mother was my favorite at The Louvre in Paris Annes interest in art bloomed suddenly She took a painting class at Augusta College and had an in spiring teacher I didnt want to do anything but paint all day That Continued on Page 2 ft Anne Lattimore Works on Horse Painting in Studio   

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