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Corsicana Sun (Newspaper) - November 13, 1972, Corsicana, Texas Canas needs readers mostly silent on Bond questions answered Sunstad Survey it seems three weeks of daily Sun attention to the facts of tomorrows Bond Issue election in Corsicana answered most questions for at any that is the inference being drawn by the staff of the daily Sun after two appeals last week for questions and comments from readers turned up Only a handful of letters to the nearly All favouring passage of the a total of about seven inquiries and comments Over the although some correspondents had multiple questions or the daily in a Page one editorial offered to Field any questions and get them an swered by Here Are All the questions and comments received from together with answers or where applicable question How come the City is spending All of that Money to promote the Bond election if they just used that they need a Bond a similar question came from different answer the City is spending nothing on the Bond election other than the Basic Cost of printing ballots and paying local citizens to act As election an advertising budget of about has been set up by the Corsicana citizens for Progress com have provided and solicited donations from places of business and individuals interested in improving various Only the such As full Page and Are being paid it is against the by the for a newspaper to provide such advertising space without the Page one articles and pictures in the series entitled meeting Corsicana needs were editorial material researched and printed a Public information service similar to any other news or feature reportage by the staff there is never any charge for such a number of people have inquired concerning the Overall Cost of the proposed Bond program to the average the for porn for Muhi Cipa irn prove ments to for Street the sewage and water system improvements will be financed with Worth of Revenue Bonds which will be paid for out of sewage and water Revenue at additional Cost of 50 cents per month to users of residential sewage there will be no increase in water rates for users of Gallons or less per Corr Merciai sewage users and users of Gallons of water a month or More will pay an increased rate of 15 per the balance of the including municipal services building and Airport vill be financed by Genera obligation Bonds backed by increased property taxes Over the next five what will this mean to the average Homeowner the average Homeowner in Corsicana lives in a Home that is valued at slightly More Ihan but for ease of lets fake a Home valued at the increased fax tie first arid second years would be per the third year through the fifth the increased tax would be for a total Cost of Over five a Home valued at would pay half this much while a Home valued at would pay twice this on the basis of a the Homeowner would be paying slightly More than per month Over the five year of this per 71 cents would go for Street 21 cents for new police 7 cents would go for drainage 7 cents for Park improvements and 2 cents for Airport improve men the added 50 cents per month on sewer of would go entirely to refine the sewer and water system Revenue should the sewer and Waler Bonds be the City will still have to abide by a slate order to build a new sewage treatment Plant according to will Likely be built by the Trinzy River authority and will Cost corsican homeowners a substantial amount in increased sewer rates Over which neither they nor the City could exercise comment tuesday Corsicana residents go to the polls to decide a Bond Issue which will in turn determine much about Corsicana every qualified voter in the City should study the seven make a decision on each and then make that decision count at the As someone said during the recent presidential Campaign if you dont you cant Sylvia Gordon Box 833 comment questions about the Bond election i dont feel the working class of people can afford More we dont have that kind of jobs in Corsicana to pay More taxes and million dollars is entirely too much to ask people to pay More taxes we dont have much Industry Here my husband has worked for a Small Industry for 16 years and int paid As much As big Industry starts men out and i and am not paid As much As i should i dont think it is right to bring in a City manager from another town and let him bring in other people and fire men Here to give them a this is what weve this town is for local people of Corsicana and jobs should be for local someone brought in what does this Community need with a bigger Airport it wont do us a bit of we dont have an air plane and never expect to own another Gripe we have is the Bonds for we had to pay for our Street and now with this Bond election it looks like we will have to pay for other Peoples and we have been told most of the paved streets will be on the East any a majority of the pictures you All had on the front Page were streets on the East that my gripes and i guess about i have to thank you for response answers nobody wants More but most of us want better living and working of the million in Bond Only million would be repaid through taxes the million in water and sewer be repaid through usage fees on a prorate basis by users of those As to specific amounts of taxes to be paid by individual property please see a separate response to a similar the present City manager was hired after the office had been vacant for some tune following the resignation of the former City no local citizen has been fired to make a Job for an out of and one the new fiscal agent of the has i salary by consolidating and funds and even by finding City Money that had been lost track improvements to our Airport wont directly affect anyone without an but there Are certain to be advantages in the Long and the taxpayers Cost has been figured at 35 cents a year on a property valued at it is not True that most of the streets to be improved Are on the East they Are All Over As the map in last fridays daily Sun in some the most significant projects in the West and North of comment dear i would like to take this Opportunity to publicly and personally endorse the entire Bond Issue that the people of Corsicana will be voting on in a few As a former City commissioner and mayor pro tempore of i feel i am Well qualified to ask All of my friends to wholeheartedly work and vote for All seven individual Bond the need in Corsicana for each of these is not Only but if Corsicana is to remain the proud and powerful Hub of our beloved Golden Circle of Central i travel and i see cities both on the move and on the and i personally feel that Corsicana is at this same Crossroads i sincerely endorse and recommend to All of my friends and supporters that they get behind Bond Issue and by doing so they will not Only build a greater Cor but a greater future for our children and lets not let our future posterity criticize us for taking a negative attitude in i appreciate the Opportunity to express my views and i am looking Forward to the passage of All seven yours very Claude Lane Box 1675 Texas 75110 i have never seen a better Job of newspaper coverage from an editorial standpoint anywhere in the United i Hope the people of Corsicana realize what a valuable asset you and the daily Sun Are to making a truly great City out of my Home town of Claude Lane question is Corsicana considering giving elderly citizens the tax exemption on our Homes approved last week in the constitutional amendment elec Tion a few of us who Are widowed have Only our homesteads and we would go out and vote for the Bond Issue if we could be Given the i am 79 years old and pay about a year in answer City manager Jack Russell says the City com Mission is definitely going to consider this and had already talked about it before the constitutional amendment was approved by Texas voters last if this exemption for the elderly is put into Russell pointed it will absorb in Large possibly All tax increase costs to this group if All seven Bond propositions Are question Why cant we have a City bus system Why do we need an Airport when dont have a City bus see Page 2b 87 Texas 75110 november 1972 Price 10 cents Light heavy rain Here by Jim Bush and Betty Jean Clay Sun staff writers the Bright Sunshine and Clear skies which greeted the Golden Circle monday morning gave no hint of the up to inches of rain and the wind storms which Tore Loose uprooted Trees and caused an estimated Worth of damage to a House near according to Elmer Lansford of the car port of the Cocker located outside of Richland was blown away and the destruction was estimated at considerable damage to a Home on the Larkin ranch near Richland was also but no estimate was available monday Over an Inch of rain accompanied the winds which blew through blowing Over several Trees and stripping shingles from Hubbard reported the largest amount of with up to inches to the North of Inch downtown and inches to the not too much wind was Malakoff was second in amount of rainfall with a Little Over there was Little wind damage Frost and Rice and Fairfield reported a lot of wind and 1 Inch of but no Wortham reported Inch of rain and considerable which blew off a few but no major Corsicana followed with Inch of rain and High which rocked Mobile Homes and felled tree but did no major material Ennis also had Inch of the daily Sun weather watcher there said he didst know of any wind damage in the but had heard reports of damage in a Community six Miles North of Kerens reported Inch of followed by Dawson with about there was considerable wind in these Barry reported Inch of rain and a lot of it didst do any but really did blow for according to the Sun weather Blooming Grove reported inches of rain and Stormy conditions sunday night and Early monday Trinidad had a pretty Good Shower and High winds which broke some limbs and blew away a few no material damage had been reported in Corsicana at mid morning from the sheets of rain accompanied by High winds and flashes of lightning during the period monday night and Early today that Navarro was among numerous Central Texas counties under a severe thunderstorm although it May have seemed like More to anxious citizens who watched the Only inches of rain measured in Corsicana by the official recording police chief Don Massey said there was no High water in town throughout the night and the Only damage done by the wind was to whip raked up piles of leaves and pieces of Cut Brush and tree limbs into streets while stripping More Small limbs and leaves off police on night duty removed Small limbs obstructing streets As they patrolled arid Only in one instance did it become necessary to Call out a Street department chief Massey to move Back onto the Parkway a Large putdown tree trunk on Beaton near Northside Baptist we had no Glass broke or building damage reported or just High rain and lightning Here in town and pretty Well Over the from chief Massey District manager Embry Ferguson termed the electrical storm one of the most fortunate ones weve been weather through mild this and cold tonight becoming cooler with a slight Chance of rain tuesday High this afternoon upper 60s Low tonight near 40 High tuesday lower 60s winds Westerly 1222 Miles an hour becoming northwesterly 512 Miles an hour later tonight High yesterday 75 Low this morning 50 inches of rain recorded this the Corsicana Jaycees have challenged the Corsicana High school faculty to a Flag football the proceeds of which Are to go into a Benefit fund for Terry the chs Junior varsity football player who was seriously injury during football practice last details regarding the place and Are yet to be firmed up and will be announced proceeds from the game will be Given to Warners family to help defray the costs of hospitalization or to be used for his education upon his the son of and Wesley Warner of 1401 Lexington was still listed As being in serious condition late monday morning in in Dallas presbyterian Hospital where taken last tuesday after suffering his he collided Headon with another Tiger footballer during a tuesday afternoon scrimmage at Tiger apparently buckling a vertebrae in his neck which in turn partially severed the nerve Cord in his the Accident left him paralysed from the neck although there is no indication at this time if the paralysis will be As reported in sundays edition of the the Sophomore class of chs is collecting funds for several Calls have been received asking information on where to Send contributions for terrys needs in the organizers of the fund say please dig Down deep and Send Money to Bick soph class 809 Cedar Crest Texas or Contact Hal Ben or Kelly also class checks May be made to the Terry Warner through from the stand Point of Ferguson said due to transmission line the City water station at Navarro Mills was without electric Power from to this caused no problem to the City As it had ample storage of treated water to maintain distribution through the a Texas Highway department Crew was called to Kerens by the City marshal in the night t0 remove a tree that had across Hwy 31 at telephones and re a were out the intensity of the turbid est weather was never alarming chief to justify calling out Corsicana emergency corps members storm watch police kept a careful watch throughout the tornadoes Ami thunderstorms swept Texas sunday night and this killing four and causing widespread dam age to Power plate Glass windows and trailer two persons were killed at near Lufkin in East when a Tornado destroyed their Mobile authorities identified the victims As and Cecil two More drowned when the High winds associated with the frontal system swamped their authorities recovered the body of Jerry from Lake Ellison drowned when his boat Cap sized sunday a com Panion managed to swim to san Angelo authorities this morning recovered the body of George Hincher from three Rivers Pinchers was Tali Zed after spending the night in the water1 supporting Ichih Chers heavy damage and minor in juries were reported Wheir the storm system hit jury dismissed the Petit jury scheduled to appear in 13lh District court tuesday has been according to a spokesman for judge James another panel will be called when she polling places ready for tuesday voters by Betty Jean Clay City editor Corsicana nine polling boxes open at 8 tuesday with registered voters qualified to cast ballots to fill a vacancy on the City commission and in the office of City tax assessor collector see Page 3b and in rendering a Community decision on seven separate Bond propositions totalling for municipal after the polls close at 7 the City commission will Convene at in special session to canvass the official residents who May be unsure As to where they vote should refer to the attached map showing Boundary lines of the voting precincts in relation to the Box identification As follows Day care 901 10th Charles presiding Middle 1500 Dobbins Myrtle presiding 312 1st presiding Side Community 1114 6th Foley presiding 400 Oaklawn Albert presiding station 2 at 1300 13th Lloyd presiding Christian 3301 7th Roy presiding 300 3rd presiding 2200 4th president at stake in the special election Are a seat on the City com Mission for the unexpired portion of resigned City commissioner John warlocks term running until the remainder of the term of also running until the late Charles Jakie who had taken office in april this year As Corsicana tax assessor each contest has four aspirants for the vacant seeking election to the City commission Are August upholstery shop operator Jessie employee of super Rock Plant at Streetman Robert funeral Home operator and a former on term commissioner and Geral a Corsicana painting and Home building candidates in the race for the tax office vacancy Are Kenneth employed by a mens clothiers a dirt contractor an employee of Navarro county action committees manpower division and Ernest presently the cites tax appraiser in the City tax assessor collectors the seven Bond election proposition Are As follows for for for drainage and flood for Airport for municipal services for work Waters systems for sewer system propositions one4 through five Are general obligation tax Bonds which will be retired by a 15cent valuation tax in crease 10 cents on the the first two years and five cents thereafter until the Bonds Are they aggregate propositions six and seven Are Revenue Bonds which will be retired by revenues generated by Sale of water and service charges for Cit supplied sewage treatment and City officials say it will take an increase of approximately 18 per cent in existing water and rates to retire these Bonds totalling v cite voting w w o Okaj

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