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Charleston Gazette Newspaper Archives May 19 1957, Page 2

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Charleston Gazette (Newspaper) - May 19, 1957, Charleston, West Virginia 2-the Charleston Gazette sunday. May 19, 1957 Kanawha s sorry tax county pays school Bill but faces slash in Aid Craum Fri 1 White m stale am has yet beet Tot the a. Tan torts had. Assessor John Slack seeing the injustice in the policy of his predecessors has increased valuations 30 per cent since taking office in 1953. But because they were so woefully Low before hell have to make precipitate in creases in the next two years or the. County will suffer drastic cuts in state Aid. As a policing measure under Senate Bui 3, the state tax com missioner sends out Crews of appraisers every year to make spot checks on what the asses sors Are doing about bringing up their property valuations. Veils that these spot appraisals Are not a d e q u at e enough to give a True picture of the reassessment Job be is doing and As a safeguard he favors a countywide property reappraisal by experts. He had such data in his of fice Slack says that he would be Able to support his claims that the state appraising methods Are not uniform and that Kanawha county is getting a focal hone. Whipping. To Mitori of his argument that Kanawha comfy basal Low those Here. Here s the Pic Ture Kanawha up million Han cock Down million Hani son Down St million up 172 million Raleigh Down million Wyoming Down Mil lion Marion Down million Pocahontas up million and Putnam up million. Slack asked for an explanation from the tax department for this apparent inconsistency and says he was told that to replace All the property in Kanawha county would have Cost million More in 1956 than in 1955, and therefore property Here in 1936 increased in value the assessor says he can t understand what formula the tax department uses in appraising property. In fact the results of appraisals in this county Are most confusing he observes. In illustrating his Point he tells of a 1953 Survey by the state on Coal company property in the Cabin Creek area. It was then valued at three years later resurvey was made by state appraisers and it turned out to be Slack asked Why the Cut was made in the face of increasing Coal production. Company official told him that after the 1h4 Survey the company had one of its own made using the tax department s findings As a basis for study. He explained that numerous discrepancies in values were found in the state Survey. Slack Tea went the lax Deparl meet and there Sau he was told that the redaction resulted from the removal the Tempo Jar of Cert Ala a Aeau. la the burst sir it s True that the Coal com Pany closed a mine As the tax department explanation inferred. But another mine was opened a according to state mints department records the company was mining considerably More tonnage in 1936 than in 1933. This says Slack would t seem to indicate that less machinery is being used. The whole business of appraising property is a confusing and involved process and while Short comings seem to have been uncovered in the state property appraisal procedures advocates of the program caution that there is yet no indication that the Law is unworkable. The task of putting the reins on an assessment system that has been running wild for almost a Century is not one to be com dieted in two or three years. Per sons acquainted with the work hold that several years May elapse before it is made Equit Able for everybody. Meanwhile. Kanawha county a suffer even greater hard Shn than it Bat tip to now and or that reason the voters Are being asked to finance a county vide property reappraisal on May the Cost will average per property owner and the result should be fairness and uniformity of assessments plus better schools in the years ahead. Next Kanawha assessments from the state viewpoint anteaters have no Teeth but they have a Long Tongue to gather up the ants which form the bulk of their meals. New York City s first traffic Street and Juth Avenue in 1990. May november earmarked Underwood cites teachers schools gov. Underwood has pro claimed Max and november As special months for honouring wast Virginia s teachers and Public schools. In his proclamation the governor explained May and novem her were selected because of graduation and american Edu cation week in november. Minting out the National education Assn. Aba this year will observe its 100th birthday. Gov. Underwood said Tor be atty. The Nia has commencement set May so at Concord Athens. May commencement exercises at con Ord College will be held at 10 m. May 90. Or. David Elton Trueblood. Pro Esser of philosophy at Earlham College Richmond ind., will be the. Sneaker. Other commencement season activities May Sermon 1 a. M. May is alumni ban get 6 p. M. May to senior Arent luncheon noon. A Symbol for Tat the Naun that have tar a Renai Efa Mattev Padjus Goren cd rages ersatz to improve Sedaca Taal for America s seas and he urged parents and other citizens to join with educators in sponsoring programs to develop better understanding of the Rale Public schools must play in mov to Fra Eddy Tea Aba s jux Turon of Amer Caa edu.1 eaten. Dupont paints farther to finer i to Waw we for paint Glass co. Ella Iii ms4is? eve Anivar tax Ovart seat s appraisal pre the assessor the to slate appraisal report. Some Strong Erl h gives Kanawha county assessments were increased million in 1956, but the tax department reduced its percentage of assessed to a praised valuation by almost one per cent. By contract the percentages of him other coun ties were increased although Thor assessment boosts were either non existent or were be when close friends live out of town Telephone it Means so much Long distance rates Are Tower All Day today and every after 6 o clock some typical from Charleston to Akron 55c it Underdale Fla. 1.30 Seattle Washington 1.90 Houston Texas 1.86 new Orleans la. 1.20 Virginia Beach a. .80 Daytona Beach Fla. 1.10 Myrtle Beach s. A. .85 Cleveland ohio.60 City n. .85 save on sunday ind Potosk Telephone company of West Virginia shop Mondoy noon til 9 p. M. From our wonderful show of prints Jerry Given s y pretty emphatically could t Hope to find More Beautiful Cottony Jet these modest prices. The prints themselves Are elegant and fascinating flashes of Brilliant color or delicate pastels All Tab balt. Left Pale blossoms of summer floated on a Cloud of sheer voile with its own stand out Petticoat and velvet Belt. 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