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9200 Jhriil} MONDAY, JULY 22 mryiki»i Coeseqmendr be i teepee m fmmwi tmd dmaeeu OUR PLATFORM FOR WHITE PLAINS Make While Plains the First City in Westchester County. Support the City Plan. A school survey to determine the facilities needed. Purchase of needed parks and playgrounds. FOR WESTCHESTER COUNTY Adoption of uniform traffic code. Completion of Pathway program. Elimination of grade crossings. Extension of trunk sewer system. Uniform system of assessment. r~ WHITE PLAINS, N. Y„ MONDAY, JULY 22, 1929 9200 approximately 95 percent of the total payment* for the yeir it is reason ­ able to assume the proportion will stand. ____ - T-M ra$***j tr^KSflume that-the incomes paid by j Westchester residents hate increased in like proportion. The refunds are not made by the state on the basis of the amounts turned in by each county. Westches ­ ter might turn in twice the amount of state income taxes with no vari ­ ance whatever in the amount the state would pay- back to the county. The distribution is. made instead on the county's assessed valuations and here it is that Westchester has gain ­ ed, for assessed values of realty in this county have grown enormously. Figures made public from the state department of taxation and* finance recently showed that the assessed valuation of Westchester had grown at a faster rate than any other coun ­ ty in the state outside Greater New York. Here is one more reason why Westchester should seek to assess its realty at full value. At present the county is registered as assessing at 84 percent of the true value, a cred ­ itable enough showing m view of the fact that this percentage is slightly higher than the average of all other counties throughout the state. If, for example, Westchester had been assessing at around 100 percent of the true values the past year, the county would have received approx ­ imately 15 percent more state income tax refunds from the state, or, in rothtd numbers, an additional $350, 000. Since the incomfe tax refunds are distributed to the various towns and eities this would have made a tidy sum to each town and city above that actually received. And since the towns and cities also receive from the county their pro rata shares of this refund from the state, as they incretase their assessed values will they in turn receive more. In other words, the more valuable we admit we are. the greater the-| acceptance of this assertion by the state authorities. The fallacy that low assessments is an economy was exploded years ago when equalization tables were invented. The town or city or county which continues to operate on that presumption is only fooling itself. MR. SULLIVAN REPLIES Supervisor Sulliv.n of TonJcere mmonty lender of Iho board, who questioned the wisdom of the pur ­ chase of White Plains property for a coun^ office buildin*, has replied to the challenge issued to him by the mnjonty to produce the facta upon vl'SioL. h “ Ch ‘ r ‘ “ ofc \ “ qolT* klne a* ? l0t ° D Gr * nd ltr Mr. SSuiw \\ th,t * “ « *«»'ch reveals this panel was purchased by TOO 'ST °7™* in 1925 ‘ ° r >2o- «2inJ,b * «< record Sin?* ■ ’ \■ ‘ 'r'y. according to Silvan, is $40,000. The property «*nda on the Whit. Plain, ■nent roll for 1930 at $68,ooti. Sulli- *PPrai..r pop, , ^ hi. v^7, ‘ l \' Pr0Perty ' Tbc county d w *160,000 for it. When Sullivan declared before the Po * “ *« value of this parcel as $75,000 he was ridiculed by 0tile f “ emb ers of the board anH mrgM Plot now undlr “ * as mortgaged for $85,000 J »hVcTOd® ‘ 7d\' , e h ' e ? 1 \ m *\ bss E ksss andMr.Tarrert'o ” \ Mr SWImu, 5 ‘ sSSswrrSs SSs&fpS ord which win rev«i° duce i h ! rec ' inortgage to actually exis^\ * 85,000 I PliKs^dnUr*!;\? th « White *11 of ti£^p1sl\sl ,n . h r ' i '* rd to parcel 6 which d .« ®P pear to fit friresofMc Ban-eu 0 ;^?,/ 0 less than double tv,- ’ wnsae lling for gage. Under Mr ^!nn® POrted mort '' tion, JtowSt to^ 8 2Sy “ - cont cn- *°ur times th ’ e mort?n^ erty o brm{rs variance between mnr? ?e ‘ ^ ucb - a price would seem ta an< l sales ■aaeasor ’ s -Sew! C ° nfirm the *ty remind'S; ‘ “ , P “ r 1 S “ Pfr'l-or Bar. Supervisors .to Mt\ ^ 6 Bonrd ■taught. Mr Rnrrrrt! thl rec °rd right or wroL Jt7 n e, ‘ Waa either “ xjrtgaM on parrel Vn he* ated the , °°°- Mr. Sul/ivM * 85 -- wrong in stating the ther n>rht or 140,000. * the Mortgage is art! , i?rig , ht ,p ‘ >er “ ' “ t* •\ k \»« meow TAX R EFUNDS frown almo«t “ S ^f Xes has 1*27 the doll \>- In “ KSBagg BACK ROADS The Wesfchestor motorist who keeps his car in tne garage on Sun* j days because of the heavy traffic on | the main thoroughfares, will find a great deal of pleasure in seeking out | the little known back roads which connect our older centers of popula­ tion. With rare exceptions these roads are in good condition, so far as their surfacing is concerned. They are winding and in many places the grades are steeper. But the turns and grades are more than compen ­ sated for in the beauty of the scenery. There is no incentive to speeding on these roads. Rather there is the incentive to drive slowly and drink in the clean air that comes laden with the scent of flowering shrub or new mown hay. And every now and then there is a surprise in a quaint tea room or road house where meals are served informally beneath arbors or in the open and at a moderate costo| Here add there we run across an an ­ tique shop far different from those maintained along the better known highways. And because competition is not so keen, prices are more rea ­ sonable. There are inviting fields and wood ­ lands along these little used roads where the family may picnic undis­ turbed, and those who frequent these roads are taking full advantage of this opportunity. Do a little exploring over t$e week-end. Get out of the citj£ and stay away frpm the crowded beaches. Take any oftiie trails which lead off from the main roads and you will find a series of surprises which will compel you to adopt such trips as a regular form of recreation. You can't get lost in Westchester or the neighboring county of Fairfield to ­ day. And you can have a lot of fun in both.--'' MEHLHORN ’ S VICTORY II -MeJjjlMnv professional more\ Country Wild Bill at the FenimoreCTJWatry Club, White Plains, is the pew Metropolitan Open champion. His 288 over the stiff Lido course surprised many, but it is just the kind of golf that Mehlhorn has in him if he can keep in the fair ­ way for 72 holes. Mehlhorn is one of those golfers who is either very, very good or very, very bad. He had a chance at Wing­ ed Foot for the big prize of golfdom, just as Sarazen did and many others. But he just couldn ’ t keep out of trouble when trouble was costly. Westchester is quite used to hav­ ing champions, but Mehjhorn's vic ­ tory should be extremely popular. He is old enough not to let the honor turn his head and he ia yotjpt enough to t rv next year for NEVER HAPPENINGS - - By Trent Out-of-town host who suggested lawn mowing instead of golf. About People ’ N THE SPIRIT OF THE 1 Westchester 'Hungs By ’ L C. B. PRESS Editorial Expreaetoae Taken Pram | First At a school commencement Not long ego. l- ----------------- ■ . — •/ (Oontlnuad From rag* One) And • very largt close. Of graduate*. And a very' hot day. And a crowded room. Thar* waa Introduced. A gentleman Wbolbuttoncd hi* coat. And Unbuttoned IL And etraightened hi* collar. And puUed It down And fondled on* ear. And told a itory. That got a laugh. And than atarted In And for an hour. And nftecn minute* Told all the boy*. x And all the girl*. What they'd been hearing. At the breakfaat table. And the dinner table. And In between. For all the year*. They've been big enough. To ,und«ratan<! Whkt wa* *tl-: i them. ' ..* told them a... That they shouldn't lie. And ahouldn ’ t ateal And ahould work hard. And be diligent. ' And having told lt- H* turned 't around. And told It again. In another way. And while he talked. I watched the claaa. And It twisted and turned. And moped It- brow. And som* of It giggled. And some made face*. And other* *at And looked at him. And I knew very well. That they were thinking. Just aa I wa*. How nice it would be. If they could walk up. And grab his throat And hold It firmly. For quite a t'me. And drop,him dqwn. Ia the orchestra pit And what It la. I want to know. Ia why In the world. Thy do this thing. When the dajl should be. A happy day. For the boy* and girl*. And for their parent*. Who come to »e*. I thank you. Today Board of Education meet*. Keith Albee Theater. Sue Carol In \Follies of IBM\ Loew's State Theater. RleShrd Dtx In “ Nothing But the Troth.\ LoeWa Strand Theater, Monte Blue Id “No Defense.\ Rotary Club reception to District Governor. Mr*. Frederick Wilson ’ s bridge club meets. Keith Albee Theater. Sue Carol in \FoUle* of U29* LoeWe State Theater, Richard Dtx la “ Nottung Bu- the Truth.' One of the moat delicate County land* and legally technical cases Tax Exempt which has been decided by Supreme Court -Justice Bleakley of Yonkers since he was promoted from County Court to the higher court In January of last year finds the Yonkers Jurist sustained by the Appellate Division an an unanimous affirmation of the finding* of the lower court. The case was the contention of the West ­ chester County Park Commission that Its properties In ths City of New Hoc hell* were not subject to municipal tax assessment*. New Rochelle had based Its case upon a clear etatute of IBIS, giving municipalities the right to tax county property, a law pass ­ ed by the county to prevent Mount Pleasant from objecting to the establishment of county Institution* at East View and Grasslands. Mount Pleasant. It appeared, neededtell the tax .money It could get at that time wor Its schools. Bo the county agreed to let It* pro ­ perties be taxed by the town and passed an act to that effect. It was expected the following year to pass another law, preventing taxation of county land* In the future, thereby allowing Mount Pleasant to continue to tax Grasslands and East View but not allowing other towns or cities-to tax lands more recently acquired. But somebody forgot and the statute remain ­ ed on the books Joseph W. Bryan, formerly an assistant corporation of Yonkers discovered the 1B15 act two year* ago and sought to tax county properties in Yonkers New Rochelle follow ­ ed suit — and the legal action began. Justice Bleakley took considerable time over the case. Finally he decided that the 1915 law was unconstitutional on ths ground that It was discriminatory. In other words. It allowed Westchester alone of all the S3 counties In the state, to be taxable. New Rochelle appealed. And uew the Ap ­ pellate Division has unanimously upheld Jus ­ tice Bleakley. As the youngest member of the Judiciary of the Ninth District, the Yonkers Jurist may well be pleased on his legal astuteness. For non* of them, regardless of their length of service on the Supreme Court Bench, ever get above a feeling of pleasure at being sua- taln-d by the higher courts. And those who sponsored Justloe Bleakley are naturally equally pleased at vindication In one of the most Important and moat fine ­ ly divided bits of litigation presented to any Judge In this district In recent years. — Yon ­ kers Statesman. A Practical Plan ^£ a NY people Cad k dif ­ ficult to invert > Urge cum of money u one time. But everyone cmn manage to put aside a few dollar* every week or every month. Saving in ■ bank account ia a practical plan for sys ­ tematic thrift. It enableayou to deposit small amounts at your convenience, with the additional advantage of compound interest. Start an Interest Account THE COUNTY TRUST COMPANY White Plains, N. Y. A Commsauty Bank Rendering A Metropolitan Service Banks and Individuals in Westchester — may reach throuab our centrally located White Plains Office ■ wall equipped Brokerage and Investment Org ani sati o n. F ACILITIES for execution of ordsrs In ad* leading markets both bare and abroad. A NALYSESa staff of sp< iritis*. ONO experle * accounts along constructive lines. L. F. ROTHSCHILD & CO. Members Ne*o Ytrk Steel Ezckeefr rt GRAND STREET WHITE PLAINS 8 a to nsw roan the restrteUon* to some extent in order to get the men that were wanted. New Rochelle, for Instance modified Its physical requirement*. The policeman ’ * Job la more sought today bacauae a better scale of wagae la being paid while young man are attracted by the retirement feature. We bare learnrd that men cannot be Induced to become po ­ licemen when the policeman* pay Is lower than that a man $A|ild re ­ ceive almoet anywhere else. The granting of more liberal salaries has eolved that difficulty In West ­ chester. North Pelham officials are ell- gaged In a very lively scrap over I the subject of withholding new* 1 from newspapermen. They have been having a police Invest!ration there and Mayor Harder Insist* that th* reporter* should be told nothing. Trustee Amato, however, disagree* with him and baa at ­ tacked hi* views, saying among other things: \Thera arc time* when privacy 1* essential to the village's welfare but. In this par ­ ticular Instance, the voters should have been Informed of every detail regarding the investigation ” Mayor Harder apparently makes Lh* age-old mistake of looking upon reporter* merely ae Inquisitive busy- bodies. Trustee Amato sere then* aa th* representative* of the peo ­ ple. seeking to learn for the public ’ s benefit, the things which the public has a right to know and which It should know. The position of Trustee Amato U th* more tenable of the two. More than 390 racing yacht* are ow assembled off the* Lerchmont Yacht Club to participate In th* event* of th* Annual Race Week which ha* long been sponsored by tb* club. n$ event opened auspiciously Saturday and for th* week Larcb- mont will be tb* yachting center to which all yachting devotee* will flock. Th* week I* not only dedi ­ cated to yachting events but 1 * mad* tb* occasion ' parties and * Petting at th* Kenitco plan Pelting, is taboo again. Ia fact anyone How To caught at ■ th* ancient art re- 11 top .It celves a summons and must ap ­ pear in court. Th# potters, this year, are at the mercy of the Town of ML Pleasant officers. News dispatches have It that the constabulary are shod with rubber soled shoe* and thus are abb to approach a car without being heard. Then be flashes a light into th* bewildered countenance* of the two young things and presto — pleasure turns Into quick dismay. *' be true that petting In cars la not especially o But\ ths | wrong. Anyone v . *11 . rubber-eoled shoe* a car and catch the And alno* th# action l* _______ aided la this case, tb* officer has the advantage. A sense of fair play ought to be Inculcated lain Lh* gam*. After all th* roads at ths dam ara choked with cars containing potter* th* constable* ahould blow whbUes. shoot guns Into ths air or set off sticks of dynamite. The repercussion will b* the signal that all ears without lights atu to be en t ml nsd, Then when lb* constable* make their rounds and they find petting still on then they can say, \Well we warned you. Now you'll have to explain It to the Judge.\ in this way the male part of th* petting affray will have no comeback at the offi ­ cers. Theme hard working Individuals will hare done thelr duty and although few k ’ orm* of entertaining. Race at Larehmont Is well worth I taking In for all those who Ilka colorful displays and thrilling water spectacles. Our Inquiring Reporter Each Day Hs Asks Three The Question 11 Tommy Lough ran ever amount to a heavywelgh. threat. In Georg* L B. Fraser, . Shapam Court Apartments: \No. H* Is too light -tvsn If he were heavy _ __ _______ _ fact that I kke hi* style of flght- lr and would like to saa 195 Mamaroneck »* that DOUgfaran i up th# heavy 1 After Storm Though th* cloud* ara dark and gray And th* rain falls through th* day, 8011 the morning eun Is there tomorrow may be fair. Alter all tb* chilling ralr Still th* eun will ehlne again. Though w* may not eee Its fee* It stands steadfast In Its place. Thera are Joys we soon may find Unto which w* now are blind. Glorious things wt cannot see Shall th* future bring to be. isra ara many things In stor i be lived and waited for. So be patient through th* rain For tb* eun .shall shin* again. Bravely oear Xfe ’ s ache and wo*. , shall follow whan they go. FEAR Your eye* ara your only weapon* They are as a sharpened knife Severing my calm Penetrating my dignity With ease. For months It was your eyea. Intoxicating Hypnotic eye* Wending their way. And now It la your eyea again bend at win Mowing me down Uka a scythe cutting gnat. — Ruscell ». Krapp. THE FIRST GREAT advertise- In* no more floods. THE DAILY PRESS Is tb* oolorful medium by which th* merchants of Whit* Plains may gtv* out their me* at th* lowest possible oo*L Onr guaranteed first mortgagee and certificates combine safety and high income return. The* are easy to get and bear inter ­ est from the day of purchase. W estchester T itle & THusr G ompany | TM^heue ft Yto Hurts CAPITAL AND SURPLUS

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