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Pointer, The (Newspaper) - March 2, 1961, Riverdale, Illinois Dolton Board Meeting The Dolton village board of trustees passed an ordinance creating three new election precincts at their meeting Tuesday night The action was taken in order to correspond with a similar ordinance passed by the County Board Dolton therefore will vote for village officials in the same precinct as County elections The board voted to request Chief of Police Grover 9 well to employ two additional police sergeants The chief will ask the Board of Police and Fire Commissioners to make the appointments The board also gave preliminary approval of a request that all buildings at the Berger Camp area be turned to the ground by the fire department The approval was subject to various stipulations regarding insurance disconnection of ites and proper cleanup of the area all for the above to be borne by the property owners President Kasten stated This will be a wonderful for our fire department to hold a fire school Such a chance for these men to learn more about fire control may never come again Riverdale Board Meets President Edward L Kipley and the Riverdale village board of trustees are in receipt of a letter from Rio Or in Brazil which requests literature and pictures of the village of Riverdale According to the letter these pamphlets pictures etc are to be used for an exposition in the Brazilian village At the regular board meeting Tuesday evening Feb 28 the board members agreed it would be a fine idea to acknowledge receipt of the letter and try to accumulate the information for it would be an opportunity to practice foreign on a basis Trustees Fred T Ehlert chairman of the police and fire committee announced that Raymond Baumgartner Calumet Township Justice of the Peace will hear all Riverdale cases until a new magistrate is elected in the forthcoming election April 18 From a sanitation standpoint the alley at and Lowe Is now m very good condition With the rat poison and rat control pamphlets distributed by the village sanitation ment plus the cooperation of the residents this situation has been rectified EVERYONE IS READING Pointer SERVING RIVERDALE A Suburban Foundation Newspaper Established 7907 DOLTON SOUTH HOLLAND CALUMET CITY 53rd 37 Sc At Newsstands Per Month Delivered RIVERDALE 27 ILLINOIS MARCH 2 1961 Second-Class Paid At Tri-Cities Get Set For April Election It Aft S Holland Board Meets Robert Weeden of 633 E ct Dr James Hogg of 16058 Dobson ave and Mrs Forrest Carhart of 1023 E pi all of South Holland were ed to serve on the South Holland Village Library Commission -un- April 30 1962 These were approved by the South Holland Village Board of Trustees at their regular ing Monday evening Feb 27 Twelve new street lights will be installed in the older section of the village in the near future plus one change of an existing light Trustee Vinke stated This is not intended to be the zenith of the light program ever since the motor fuel tax funds are presently being used for the street rebuilding gram it will be sometime be- fore we can use these funds for the light program In the time this will tide us over The village board also proved the appointment of liam Van Deursen of 15732 S Park South Holland as patrolman effective March 1 District 148 Residents Pass School Bond Issue In a canvas of votes held during the regular board meeting of District No 148 on February 27 1961 the ing special election results ware declared as official On the issue to sell bonds the amount of for additional classrooms there were votes cast with 988 yes and 678 no On the proposal to increase the tax limit from the present 90 cents to there were 1.691 votes cast with 930 ing yes and 732 no votes Following is a breakdown Of voting as cast in the seven of District 148 on Saturday Feb Bond Issue by No 1 220 yes 174 no No 2 193 yes 204 no No 3 311 yes 65 no No 4 127 yes 72 No 5 95 yes 156 no No 6 6 yes 0 no No 7 36 yes 7 no On the increase in the tax rate by 1 208 yes 184 no No 2 182 yes 214 No 3 292 yes 81 no No 4 no No 5 82 yes 171 no No 6 6 yes 0 no No 7 31 yes 12 no The Board of Education District No 148 wish to ex- press their sincere thanks for the support given this election Without the less efforts of interested people the real facts could not have been made clear This type of concern for the general welfare of all children the schools of District No 148 is appreciated Richard Poppel has been pointed fund chairman for the Red Cross for the erdale area with George ling as The fund drive began March 1 Mr Poppel plans a door membership drive and is asking for volunteers Our com- munity is very grateful for all we have benefited from Red Cross in the very excellent swimming program provided for our children and the first aid lessons which have been given to our many organizations which include Girl Scouts Boy Scouts Police Department etc Good things happen when we let's all get behind Dick and make the job All funds collected go to nance the Red Cross programs of service None of the money goes to the fund chairman They are all volunteers who serve without pay Red Cross only source of funds is voluntary says Mr Poppel and a contribution to Red Cross is one of the greatest investments opportunities I know of A five dollar contribution for example will provide thirty dollars worth of service to the people of this town because the work is formed almost exclusively by volunteers who receive no Mr Poppel said He plans to post a quota thermometer of the fund campaign to keep residents informed of progress The Izaak Waltons Calumet Region Chapter recently held their installation of officers Seated from left above Henry Miller immediate past president Jack Palmer state president and Don the newly elected president Standing from Art Fanning director Nuss membership Card Hinch treasurer Jim Fancy secretary Marty corres and Casimir Wolczek recording sec POINTER PHOTO BY CHUCK Candidates Announced Director For Riverdale s New win Speak Conservative Party Tri-City Government By DUREEN CORSELLO Ralph Berg will soon have completed one full four-year term as a trustee on the Dolton Village Board and will be ning for the same post in the forthcoming election April 18 1961 Prior to serving as a tee he was a member of the zoning board for three years He is chairman of the Streets Alleys committee and the Buildings and Public Grounds Committee He is also a member of the Water Committee In the past four ed Berg we have completed aH of our arterial streets with motor fuel tax funds We have set up a program of ample bage collection with our own municipal equipment at a mini- mum of cost to the is approximately per Four years ago we had two used trucks Now however we have two of the latest type garbage Leach Packers three CMC trucks a road er aq Elgin street sweeper which was recently and a Ford Tractor Loader salt plow tion for our snow removal We have two other snow are maintained to as swift a snow removal operation as possible for all of our residents in he 117 miles of street that must be cleared in a minimum of time He continued The main pose of the Street and Alley committee is to provide the most adequate service for the tax dollar Our tax levy has never been raised for the village's of the tax dollar This Committee is also responsible for the of all village and police equipment At the present time parking lots uptown are being hurried into service and parking meters are being removed to be ed with two hour parking signs As other free parking lots are added to the municipal structure additional parking meters will be It is the village 48 Voice Chorus In Concert At St Paul Church Dolton will be included in the annual Spring concert tour of the 48 voice Concordia Seminary Chorus of Springfield HI This will be the only Chicago area appearance of this chorus The chorus internationally known has previously given con- certs in all parts of the United States Canada and Europe Directed by Professor Fred L Precht the program will be given in three parts and feature Missa Brevis by Healey Willan which was written especially for male voices Time and place of the concert is 8 p.m Tuesday March 14 St Paul Lutheran Church 245 E St Dolton The public is cordially to attend this concert RALPH BERG aim to completely remove ing meters as off the street parking becomes available It is the village program and policy to improve all of the streets in Dolton with a con- program of motor fuel tax aid so that within a few years all of the streets will be of the highest type of construction In conclusion he stated All efforts have been made to on Page 2 GOPs Will Hold Kick-Off Dinner For Campaign Five hundred Republican Pre- cinct captains and workers will be the guests of the Thornton Township Regular Republican Organization for chicken dinner at a restaurant in Homewood Monday March 6 at p.m Entertainment will be vided The kick-off dinner will get the campaign in high gear Congressman Edward Derwinski will be master of ceremonies The Rev Raymond Shawl of Our Savior's Evangelical Lutheran Church Riverdale will give the invocation Tickets Go Fast For Riverdale Police Dance Although hampered by rain snow and bad weather in ral ticket sales for the annual Riverdale Police Dance on April 8 at Art's Rink have been mounting ily and satisfactorily The reception given by dale and Ivanhoe residents to police officers who for the past two weeks have been knocking on doors and offering dance tickets for sale has been most gratifying Business also have been eager to contribute and most generous in their purchases It will take another two to three weeks before the entire Riverdale and Ivanhoe sections have been called on So if you have not received your tickets please be patient as the boys will be around Telephone calls from South Holland Harvey and Dolton have also been received for dance tickets By calling VI 0066 and placing your order for dance tickets they will be delivered to you in the above areas and locally The formation of a new local political party was announced Friday February 24 with the filing of petitions for the village of Riverdale elections to be held on April 18 Calling themselves The New Conservative Party of Riverdale the party filed dates for all six offices of village president clerk three trustees and police magistrate Those filing for offices of the village president Howard B Douglas 13831 dark Dorothy Thomas 14134 State trustees Clarence W 14237 LaSalle Frank J Heenan 14525 LaSalle and James W Walker 14504 police magistrate to fill D Noetzel 107 W The chairman of the new Frank Paulson ed that the slate of officers was selected only after holding three meeting screening applicants and after all candidates had pledged their efforts to bring a return of the two-party system to Riverdale Chairman Paulson In giving the voters of erdale a choice of two parties and two platforms we are filling a long time civic need and one that is fundamental to good government In selecting our candidates we have chosen citizens from all walks of life and from all areas of our village We are truly a representative party Other Riverdale citizens prom- Continued on Page 2 VIP Candidates Will Address Civic The next meeting of the ton Civic Association will be held at 8 p.m on Tuesday March 7 at the Dolton Park At this lime Paul Oviatt candidate for president and other candidates for village of- fices on the VIP slate will be in- The D C A wishes to remind all citizens to vote in the village election on April 18 The group will hold its an- spring dance on Saturday May 6 at the Thornton American Legion Post Henri chestra will play for and tickets will be available at the meeting The first major event for the men of Com- munity will be a ner meeting at the Dorchester Club at p.m on Friday March 3 A special committee of the Board of Deacons made up of Ed Gutnecht and Paul Klein have arranged a special program for the meeting James Pisco director of the Calumet Harbor will speak and show slides of the ress and future development of the harbor Parents Plan Spring Dance At Walkerly Hall The Troop 374 Parents Club of Dolton will present their Spring Dance on S a t u r d a y March 4 at 8 p.m at Martin Walkerly Hall 13560 Indiana ave Riverdale Donation will be and all proceeds will be used toward the purchase of a truck for hauling Scouting ment on camping trips Call VI for tickets PTA Plans Old-Time Medicine Show The Parent and Teacher Association reminds area residents of their fashioned Medecine Show on March 17 and 18 This is the group's first big money-making project proceeds of which will go to finance landscaping and trees for the high school pus A great deal of time and talent has been expended on the show by both faculty and parents in order to insure a wonderful ning for those who attend For you can get in on the The next meeting of the group will be held at p.m on Monday March 6 in the rium of the evening will be Student Life at ridge Representatives of the various clubs at school will demonstrate their activities Re- will be served later in the cafeteria At the last meeting Mrs inon membership chairman re- ported 1.014 membres Children are all foreigners We treat them as such The Riverdale Red Cross campaign grot off to an official start Saturday Feb 25 when officials and the Red Cross chairman met at the Village Hall Seated from left Augusta Ferguson park commissioner Dick Poppel Red Cross chairman Ed Kipley Riverdale president Viola Wiebke park commissioner trustees John Fred Ehlert and Robert Selvig Edna Adams Red Cross publ trustees John Swanson and John Edelhofer and Chief of Police Charles Cook POINTER PHOTO BY CHUCK RENNER Offer Voters Choice Of Candidates In Dolton Riverdale Voters of Riverdale Dolton and South Holland will go to the polls April 18 to cast their votes for village president clerk police magistrate and three trustees Two parties filed their nominating petitions for election m Riverdale They are the Progressive Party and the New Conservative Party The Progressive Party nominated Ed Kipley for president Harold Schaefer village bents John C Madderom John E and John E son for trustees and Ralph H Young for police magistrate New Conservative Party candidates for Riverdale offices Howard B Douglas president Dorothy Thomas lage clerg Clarence W Frank Heenan and James W Walker for trustees Henry D Noetzel is candidate for police magistrate Lester will run as an independent for Riverdale Village Clerk In Dolton also two parties will make their bid for election on April 18 The Dolton Citizens Party nominated the lowing at their recent Fred L Kasten president Helen H O'Connell clerk Ralph J Berg Wesley E Lare and Justin Tanner for and Thomas Harper for police magistrate Candidates on Dolton's Village Independent Party ticket Paul Oviatt for president Frank McCune for village clerk for trustees Vernon Harms Lawrence Kast and Robert Evans for police magistrate Frank Glazer Only one party filed to run in South Holland in the village election Deadline for filing petitions was midnight Tuesday Candidates for the Representative Party of South Holland Harold J Gouwens for president Raymond Gouwens for village clerk trustees 4 year term Dr Henry D Eugene Bossard and Laurence trustee 2 year term Adolph Jansma For police magistrate the candidate is dore Huizenga Neil VanderVeen will run as an independent for the office of police magistrate The platforms of several of the parties are published herewith The remainder will be in next week's issue of The POINTER Citizens Party Dolton The Citizens Party of the Village of Dolton in 1957 pledged a better and greater Dolton in a platform of 10 points Each point in platform has been fulfilled The Citizens Party of 1961 pledge that when elected the health and welfare and property values of every citizen will be protected With your support Dolton the Village planned in step with the future a community of residences with greater and better living conveniences will be our goal Now we separately and jointly each a candidate for the various offices in the Village of Dolton Municipal Election pledge that when elected we will effect the following operate the Village within the present revenue frame work providing and expanding the services to the residents without increasing the tax rate 2 To maintain property values we will be guided by the re- cently adopted Comprehensive Plan of the Village with strict enforcement of the building codes in all their phases thru the coordinated efforts of the Planning Com- mission Zoning Board of Appeals and Board of Trustees 3 To maintain Dolton primarily as a Village of homes without any form of public housing 4 To continue the study of the planned improvement of the downtown Business area The final decision to be made by the voters of the Village of Dolton by referendum 5 To continue our program of eliminating parking meters as additional free parking is acquired 6 To establish an Industrial Commission to secure carefully selected new Industries to spread the 7 To provide the Village with an improved educational cultural and recreational climate we will a Continue to assist the various Schools in providing necessary services b Continue to support the Village Library's Program c Continue to assist the Dolton Park District in ing land for recreational facilities for residents of all ages in all areas 8 To continue the accelerated program of sidewalk and street sign throughout the Village 9 To continue and expand a program of preventive tenance and construction in the drainage system 10 To continue our present Water Department program suring -an adequate water supply at all times 11 To continue to maintain and improve our Police and Fire protection 12 To continue and expand the efforts of the Civilian De- fense Authority by establishing a the Board of Trustees Signers of the above platform Fred L Kasten Helen H O'Connell Ralph J Berg Wesley E Lane Justin C ner and Thomas Harper Village Independent Party Dolton The following have announced their candidacy for office on the Village Independent Party ticket in the April 18 election in the Village ol Candidate for village president Paul J candidate for village trustee non N Harms Lawrence F Kast and Robert C Evans Frank McCune Jr will run for village clerk and Frank Glazer will run for police magistrate Raymond Kwiater chairman of the Village Independent Party of Dolton has announced the formation of the party platform which covers the following twelve We To always operate Village affairs within the approved budget and to endeavor at all times to reduce taxes to the absolute minimum commensurate with good government To do this we will institute new methods to operate the Village on a more efficient and economical basis than ever before To provide the Village of Dolton with adequate police of the highest quality obtainable under the Police Commission Rules and to cooperate with the Dolton teer Fire Department in continuing the same high standards they have maintained in the past To complete the planned water program to insure an ple supply of water for all needs to provide and maintain Continued on Page 2
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