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Sun Coast Gondolier (Newspaper) - March 13, 1980, Venice, FloridaSouth Venice voters defeat Road tax hike by de Cummings by a margin of 23 votes out of a total of 735, voters in the South Venice Road and Bridge special a tax District Defeated a proposal to add five cents to the 20-cents-per-front-foot assessment currently in effect for Road maintenance. At the same time three trustees of the special tax District were re elected to 2-year terms. They Are James r. Balmer 2531 Geneva Road Ray a g. Mell 188 tanager Road and a Aubrey Buck Slade 1015 Tampa Road. All were uncontested. The total vote was 356 for 379 against the additional assessment. Voters in precinct 34 narrowly approved the Issue. Those in precinct 58 Defeated it by a larger margin. According to Balmer now beginning his third term As chairman of the Road and Bridge District trustees there was no organized opposition. Balmer feels Many South Venice residents who live on Good roads tend to forget about others who Are not so fortunate and Are unconvinced that the least expensive Way to get adequate Road maintenance is through the Road and Bridge special tax District. Only about 20 out of 103 Miles in South Venice Are currently maintained by the county. The others do not meet county specifications and Are being maintained by the Road and Bridge special tax District from revenues generated by the 20 cents per front foot assessment. Failure to pass the additional five cent assessment Balmer claims will mean that Only about four Miles can be improved this year. Even that depends on availability of county Road equipment to help with applying foundation stones and Seal coating. A a we be been underfunded from the word a go a says Balmer. A Aback in the Early fifties when the lots were first Laid out you could buy two lots a enough to build a House on a for $400. Some people put a few Bucks Down and paid out the rest Over the years. It gave them a place in the Sun. Not everybody could afford to build a House right away. As a result we re scattered All Over Hellas half the Road and Bridge special tax District for South Venice was originally set up in 1957. The elected trustees Are responsible for supervising county roads in the District but not for controlling them. As Balmer says a they set management policy on How to do this that and the other efforts have been made to do away with the special tax District especially by people who have succeeded in getting the kind of roads and maintenance they want. Says Balmer a they done to believe this is the least expensive Way to get what we Sun coast gondolier Venice Florido thursday Morch 13. 1980�?3 break in professional a former general motors executive reported to Sarasota county sheriffs deputies that his 1980 Buick Skylark was burglarized probably with the use of a very sophisticated break in device. Carl f. Williams 61, of 2031 Keyway Venice said someone broke the Weld above the door hinge leaving Only a Nick in the cards paint. Williams commented that the break in was a a very professional jobs since the car is reportedly the most anti theft protected vehicle in the pm line. Nothing was taken from the car parked across from Manasota Beach. Williams told authorities he usually takes nothing to the Beach. Obituary William l. Durland of 224 Avalon South Venice died monday March 10, 1980, at his Home. He was 65. Born in Massachusetts he to the Venice area three came years ago from his native Melrose mass. Or. Durland was the retired owner and operator of Durland a photo service in Everett mass. He was a member of the United Church of Christ of Melrose . Coast guard auxiliary Venice area Art league kiwanis club of Everett mass., and Rockport Art league of Rockport mass. Jarvis menus Wear the fashion connection thur., fri., sat. Fashion jeans one Low Price $10.99 Large group Reg. $22.00 value one Low Price sport shirts they wont last Long one group Cord otoy jackets Reg. $37.50 value one group dress Slacks while they last $9.99 one Low Price $5.00 $5.00 Large group sweater shirts Reg. $19.00 value while they last $7.00 in shop savings a dress Slacks $5.00 of Reg. Price entire selection sweaters 20% Oft rack Sale thurs. Fri. Sat. March 13,14,15 $7 shorts tops blouses $10 blouses sweaters shirts jackets vests. House Coats s20 better dresses values to 10000 hundreds to choose from sidewalk specials Grasshoppers by keds select group $9.90 mushrooms 1 rack $14.90 Roblee shoes for men 20% off menus and boys keds 1 group 20% off ladies slides value $22.00 sidewalk Sale now $10.00 special 50 or. Ladies shoes $7.00 or. Spectators Blue White Brown White $3.00 off Gold Silver shoes 20% off All from regular Stock Polly Preston White Bone dress by a eee save $4.00 off Beacon sandals fanfare sandals $2.00 off work shoes a off Hill s shoes Hamilton so. Ph.484-1826 Hibiscus Large tropical Flower Many colors a 4 Gal. Reg. 6.95 a now 5.19dwarf Gardenia fragrant White Flowers in Spring amp summer grows in full Sun to 18�?� to 24�?� 1 Gal Reg. 3.95now 2.69 5 for 13.50a, Sale Days wed., thurs., fri., sat., March 12 thru 15 Quantity rights reserved some supplies limited. K striking Florida flame Vine Orange Flower 4 Gal. On trellis now 9.95 11 v Blue plumbago foundation Plant for Sun or Shade fast growing \ clusters of Blue Flowers Reg. 3.95 now 2.69 or 5 for 13.50 a or w split Leaf Philodendron Large tropical foliage Sun or Shade 4 Gal. 8.95websters�?T nurseries inc. 211 s. Tamami Trail Osprey Florida 2va Miles South of Sarasota Square mall. Great savings for you in our bargain Box from 50 up Many varieties of plants calf Pri pfc Good Only on Sale Days Cash amp carry Only . 8-5 sat. 8-4966-2131 in he leaves his wife Sonja e. Durland of South Venice three sons Williams l. Durland Iii of Melrose mass., Bruce h. Durland of Tyngsboro mass., a and Paul r. Durland of Belcher town mass. Four grandchildren one sister margarite Martin of Plymouth mass. Funeral services will be held at 10 . Today thursday at the Ewing funeral Home Venice with the Rev. Frederick a. Dyckman officiating. Burial will be at Wyoming cemetery in Melrose mass. 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In our opinion interest rates have soared so High that they have killed off the secular Bull Market in a lot of stocks which had been in place since late 1974. The current level of interest rates has also created a Price earnings multiple Bear Market which won t go away until rates drop and stay Down due to a better consensus Quot feeling Quot about the inflation Outlook. The disarray in the Bond Market hos forced investors to redefine what is cheap in the Stock Market. What is cheap or attractive for Purchase must be compared to Bonds and most stocks fall Short. This Means that companies without some special attraction will continue to be ignored by new Money and under pressure from existing holders it also Means that both investors and traders must continue to stick with stocks which offer very attractive growth prospects. We still believe that selected Oil and Gas stocks Oil service technology and natural resource companies with assets going up in Price faster than inflation will remain the most attractive areas for investment. On an historic basis the Market is sharply oversold but our out of control inflation has created a new world which requires As yet unknown criteria for a Bounce. President Carter has promised Quot bold new Steps Quot to Battle inflation in a week or so and we could get a pipe dream rally prior to this address. We continue to see another attractive buying Opportunity out there but it still appears premature to leave Safe harbours. Would use rallies to sell uninteresting and Economy sensitive issues in aggressive accounts As we believe funds raised will be More profitably employed elsewhere later. Al Goldman a advertisement

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