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Southend Reporter (Newspaper) - June 9, 1977, Chicago, Illinois Crime dips in Morgan Park af SERVING THE COMMUNITY SINCE 1893 south end Vol 84 June DELIVERED L Newsstand j tr i t CaH for Coil for Wont Jb No 48 Empty classroom boycott symbol An empty classroom yesterday in Began High 3839 W reflects the scene there nearby elementary schools where a one-day boycott to protest a in attendance figures of only about five per cent of the students The called by the Bogan Community was a means of protesting a plan to allow students from two black elementary schools to transfer to five of Bogan's feeder elementary schools photo by Don Bogan bus boycott on By DOROTHY PETROSKEY With about per cent the public in the Bogan area attending class a one- day boycott to protest a voluntary busing plan was a at least in terms of keeping children out of school decision to boycott was made at last Thursday of the Bo- gan council The protest was aimed at a program approved by the board cf education May 25 for mentation in September tinder the students from 16 elementary schools may transfer to specific which number with the board paying the lion costs for the transfers Although Bogan 3939 W st is not one of the schools which will re- the transfer five of its feeder elementary which are would get students from over- crowded black schools parents from the Bogan area prepared to carry out a second part of their protests as planned at last Thursday's meeting Busloads were scheduled to go to the board of education meeting today to voice their opposition to the busing gram In a related Bogan students announced they would picket the school next Tuesday to protest the plan for the involuntary transfer of teachers based on race and Tom president of the in- coming senior said the students hope they can some of the who are scheduled to be transferred from Bogan of those who would be trans- ferred are among the most dedicated he said The board May 25 approved the faculty transfer plan as a method of desegregation to bring Chicago schools into compliance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Proposed by the board to prevent the cutoff of federal funds to the plan calls for the involuntary transfer in September of ers and 80 principals Under the 14 teachers would be transferred Bogan Other future action planned by the Bogan council is picketing by parents of Bogan area schools next day According to William F Bogan assistant about 20 adults picketed the school yesterday moraine In a related the District 12 Education council was scheduled to meet this morning to discuss what it considers an inaccurate assessment by the board in naming several dis- 12 schools as underutilized and thereby receiving schools in the ing program Attendance for yesterday followed by total enrollment figures for mentary schools 4350 W 25 in at- tendance out of 247 8445 S nine and 3810 W 38 and son 3639 W four and 8247 S Christiana 26 in Park View 8445 S Lawndale four and 8010 S ner 19 and 2929 W st 50 and and 2541 W 80th 25 and 213 Crime rate shows dramatic decline in Beverly area Bj TONY BARANEK Crime in Beverly Park has taken a drop in all areas except auto theft Sgt William Morgan Park police district neighborhood relations ed yesterday Kearney Mid the figures were re- leased request of which has been monitoring crime statistics for the past few months reported she biggest re- was in which have dropped a whopping per cent in She past six months as compared with same six-month of ures show thai from Nov 1975 to there were 79 reported bursaries In the same lime this year have been 55 highest drop was in which have slackened off by a 26 per cent from 238 lo for tnr six month lime span Two other categories listed were ibe theft which showed a nine pir and auto which has increased per cenl Citing an increase in all ties as the reason for the slight up in auto theft in Beverly gan Ed Crawley HF crime committee said that the dist 22 tact beaded by Lt Bob Hanley has done an excellent job since being fored last October has been an incredible re- duction in the kind of crimes that re- ally gel people as bery and said Things were getting to the point where the elderly were afraid lo an- swer their doors that's no way to Crawley claimed that part of UK reason for those fears were ed by residents who felt that Beverly Pk was an unsafe place to live we can demonstrate how good the department here the people will start to realize what a nice place il is to live lev these we're hopefully off to a good start jxw Ret right down to hf don't know if crime was ever that bad in Beverly But people believed that it was of the difficulties was that an- other area group took an and I can't fault them on it that they shouldn't talk about bad things They said that there was no crime at all in Beverly Park Then when people saw that there was a certain amount of crime they didn't know what to said Crawley both the Homeowners ation and groups such as the Beverly Area Planning association are very concerned about the crime rate and we will continue to watch over the he added Last July HF members took the first step toward joining forces with district police when they made a re- quest for a thorough investigation of a rash of burglaries in the Longwood dr area Shortly thereafter Commander Maurice Higgins has since re- tired from the formed the which is composed of men says that the unit has made over arrests since then 2 upgrading proposals By DOROTHY PETROSKEY A public hearing on a proposal by the city for the use of almost lion in federal funds for community development including two on the Southwest will be at 2 pm Tuesday in the 520 S Michigan After revisions resulting from the the proposal will be ted to the council for approval The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development must receive by July 15 the application for the third year funding of the Community Development program Proposed Side projects are plan near Morgan Park High school Funding would be for the tion and sale of project land for development including the federal Section 8 rental assistance rehabilitation of properties and relocation and assemblage of land for future business and industrial use and the elimination or prevention of blight in the st and Western ave area Approved by the City council last the pro calls for the acquisition bj the city of the area near the high 1744 W Pryor for clearance and Although the city's proposal for CD funds says the money would be used partly for in the Commissioner Lewis W Hill of the city Departments of Urban Renewal and Development and Planning said last year that new strip shopping would be built but no new residential buildings because of the heavy traffic in the area Asked for details on the and Western project David depu ty commissioner of the Department of Development and said has been no specific program lie would be drawn up after the public However Jbe Southwest Parish and Neighborhood said last month it has information oO specific plans by the city for the area The federation said the city will re commend redevelopment of st between Western and Kedue with a variation of the group's vil proposal and will also suggest other and dining Last jear the federation got a com for a study by the dry of proposals bj thp federation for com and residential ment in the and Western area Bilandic gets Keep Chicago Strong vote Southwest Siders cast ballots in yesterday's special mayoral election With a message to Acting Mayor Bi- Chicago Strong The voters expressed their dence m the acting mayor by ing him with a mandate vote in an- swer to his Chicago campaign slogan who becomes the fourth Democratic mayor in succession from will serve out the unex term of Richard J who died last Dec leaving 22 months to his term of office The other Bridgeport mayors were Edward ly and Martin Kennelly Bilandic scored his mandate victory an a surprise to absolutely no but contrary to some pre-election pre- was piling up a victory edge over Republican challenger Aid Den nis Block reminiscent of the Daley years His approximately 80 per cent of the citywide reflected pop vote getting strength through out the and among all classes of including minorities In Southwest Side Bilandic piled up a to vote with returns from the 15th ward unreported Bilandic was a clearcut by a 10 to 1 count The Democratic standard who was being mentioned last for the first as his for re election in swept all of the Southwest home the 19th and 23rd As could be the ward gave Bilandic his highest vote votes to 1.287 for Block Hills 19th ing Mt Greenwood and traditionally a Republican ward at the national level but Democratic in city and the which has slipped in and out of Democratic gave Bilandic handy victory margins In the Bilandic piled up a to edge That was the highest vote Block received in the Southwest though the 13th ward gave him votes to for Bilandic In the Bilandic votes to for Block The 18th ward returns gave ic and Block The tally in the 14th favored Bi- to The predicted vote turnout of proximately 40 per cent was dowed m several of the Southwest 1 in some in- more than 50 per cent of the registered voters cast ballots citywide landside was most immediately determined at the closing of the polls at 6 p.m An hour Block was issuing a concession statement his headquarters Marks silver jubilee As part of its anniversary Queen of Martyrs 3550 W will conduct a cial service Sunday at 4 p m fol lowed bj a dinner dance at the Marti mque restaurant Lois public relations committee said the re- sponse to the celebration has been overwhelming expected maybe 500 or 600 people to she ex- had requests for tickets We finally had to stop selling them According to several of the reservations were made by out of- many of whom have been associated with the parish in the past In June of Father John M Vi tha was named by the late Cardinal to establish a new parish at and Central Park Over 500 at- tended the meeting of which was held at St John er hall in 1952 Masses were held in a home and a portable school was erected at and In Octo- the parish was formally under name of Queen of tyrs Ground was broken for the church and school in and the first mass was in the church As the parish continued to an addition to the school and a gymnasium were added Queen of Martyrs parish has families and the school is staffed by the Sisters of Mercy and lay ers A program is being prepared by the school also concerning the growth of the parish and school A special flag commemorating the ver anniversary is being flown daily and a souvenir ad containing pictures of the patrons and business advertisers has been ed under the direction of Mr and Mr Jim Bam All committees have been working under the theme of Years and Still with a tree as the symbol of this theme from a design by a local Mrs Dan Ziebart dinner mark silver jubilee Queen W pU will conduct a special service at 4 p.m hi of its In addition lo the a win be held at the Martinique restaurant Plans for the were coordinated in part bj Fathers William P John and Marion Sister Man William M Peterson Patricia
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