Blue Island Sun Standard, March 7, 1963, Page 8

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Blue Island Sun Standard (Newspaper) - March 7, 1963, Blue Island, Illinois Blue Islam! Nmi-Nlamlaii! Published By Blue Island Publishing Corporation MEMBER Illinois Press Association National Editorial Association Cook County Suburban Publishers Association The Blue Island SUN STANDARD is a community newspaper dedicated to promoting the individual’s tree dom and growth of Blue Island and Southwest Cook County. We subscribe to the belief that freedom is a gift of God and not a political grant; that freedom is consistant only with Christianity; that our welfare shall depend on our own initiative and ability; in maintaining a society in which the citizen has fullest individual freedom and the government’s primary and paramount role is the protection of that freedom. PAGE 4 - THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 1963 A Salute To The Jaycees Youthful, vigorous leadership in Community activities both in Blue Island and Calumet Park is provided by the Blue Island-Calumet Park Junior Chamber of Commerce. We would like to see the members of the organization participate actively in politics. Perhaps not under the banner of the organization which essentially must be non-partisan in nature — but as individuals. Several of the Jaycees do through the Republican or Democratic organizations. Politics should not be a dirty word. Our American form of government is based on the proposition of the free and secret ballot. But where do our candidates come from? They are selected by the two major political parties in most instances. There is plenty of room in public life for dedicated young men of the calibre of members of the Blue Island-Calumet Park Junior Chamber of Commerce. Upon the successful conclusion of their second annual banquet and the selection of their Annual Distinguished Service award winner, let us congratulate the organization and commend them to greater activity in public and community service. ☆ ☆ ☆ Girl Scouts Serve The Future When we think of Girl Scouts we think of youngsters — and so most of them are. However a number of the “girls” are over 18. There are even a number of grandmothers among the adults who make it possible for girls to share in the countless activities which Scouting offers. The variety of these activities means that there is something for every girl in Scouting, whether she be interested in nature, the arts, homemaking, or learning about other countries and meeting girls from other lands. To explore these varied fields, the girls need qualified, well trained leaders and program consultants. In addition, adults are needed to keep the council machinery running smoothly to provide good program and good camping facilities. In our community, hundreds of dedicated women give countless hours cf thought and hard work to their troops. They attend regular meetings, plan and go on outings and acquire new skills which they can share with their troops. Leadership responsibilities sometimes call for sacrifices in social and family life, for girls are quick to sense of a leader is halfhearted. Girls need a consistently stimulating program to hold their interest and it is the leader’s job to keep it so. A Girl Scout leader must be friend and confidante to every member of her troop and stand ready to give sympathetic, personal help to any individual girl who needs it. If you ask Girl Scout adults why they are willing to give so much time and effort to Scouting, they will probably tell you that there is nothing more rewarding and stimulating than working with impish Brownies, unpredictable, growing Intermediates and more mature Senior Scouts on the threshold of womanhood. Adult Girls Scouts also have the satisfaction of knowing that they are helping to prepare the citizens of tomorrow. There are many more girls who would like to join the Girl Scouts who cannot because there are still not enough leaders to form new troops. We owe it to all girls who w’ish to be Girl Scouts to make it possible. Scouting is everybody’s business. Fighting Hatred With Harmony Goal Of Chicago's Active Urban League Everybody talks about Chica go's “race problem” but the Chicago Urban League is one agency which is actually doing something to solve it. If not for the League, Com munism and Black Muslimism might infect Negroes with their anti-Americanism and white ha tred; if not for the League, violence, tension and strife between the races might flare again, literally tearing Chicago apart at the seams. As former President Dwight D. Eisenhower said of the League’s national goals: “All of us who share your interest in bringing to millions of Negro Americans the full bene fits of citizenship can find cause for encouragement in the record of your organization. During its forty-odd years of ac tivity, the National Urban League has helped to bring us, as a nation, eve close to the goal of true democracy.” In Chicago, human relations experts believe the League’s work has made the city safer, healthier, more prosperous and more democratic. One of 69 such agencies scattered across the U.S. — it is the only high-level professional agency bringing together the best minds of both Negro and white communities in order to achieve an amicable settlement of the city's knotty race problems. THE SUN STANDARD Office of Publication: 2453 VV Grove St., Blue Island, illinois Advertising and New* Office: 2348 W. Vermont St.. Blue Island. III. Telephone! Fulton 8-2020 Published every Thursday by Blue (eland Publishing Corp. 2348 50 W Vermont St. Blue leland Illinois. Knleied ae Hod claaa mailer at Blue Island (‘oat Office. Worth Township Cook County III under Act of i'onaieaa March 4. 1879. Member of National Editorial Association llliroi* Presa Association Cook County Suburban Publishers Suburban Pre** Foundation Inc HAROLD C. VOLP......Publisher VV KSLKY A. VOLP  .Editor Wit.KT WATSON........Feature* HILL LAKIN Business Nfl PARLEAN DANAHER Sport* Edwin C. Berry “Because the Urban League enjoys such deep-rooted support from both communities,” says James C. Worthy, well-known consultant and a member of the Urban League’s Board of Directors, “it can operate in tension areas where an unintegrated organization would be doomed to failure.” In the summer of 1919, when the city’s Urban League was only three years old, a violent racial war erupted here killing 22 negroes and 16 white persons and leaving more than 500 persons of both races injured. Since then, the League’s hard work weeding out the taproots of ignorance, discrimination and segration, has helped to make such violent explosions history. And the League’s program of winning equal opportunities for Negroes can be credited with making the overwhelming major ity of them reject the siren-songs of Communists and Muslimism But the white community — says Edwin C. (Bill) Berry, executive director of the Chicago Uban League — must open its doors if the city's Negros are to reject the Muslims completely. Fighting pejudice on both sides — the white pejudice fo the Negroes and the Negro pejudice against the whites — ts a two edged task. Some who recently heard Mr. Berry speak at the celebration in honor of the 100th birthday of the Emancipation Proclamation held at the Southwest High School building felt that the speaker was rather too hard hitting towards the whites. But this question of race relations is not one that can be ironed out in a “pink tea” approach. It must be meant squarely and honestly. Henry E. Seyfarth of Blue Island is treasurer of the Chicago | Uban League of which Hubo I B. Law is president. Vice presidents are Frank C. Cassell, A. W. Williams, William H. Robinson. Mrs. Carey B. Preston is secretary and Sherman R. An-rams, assistant treasurer. “To the poor Negro, the man who can't get a job — or who is discriminated against, if he does — whose wife is turned away from a hospital, whose | kids go to Jim Crow schools or | get called all kinds of nasty names, the Muslim’s leader, Elijah Muhammad, who preaches t that the white man is a devil, might make more sense than we do,” Berry says. Unification Plan In State A regional unification plan for the administrative units of six state agencies that provide a variety of health and welfare services has been agreed upon, Gov. Otto Kerner announces. The plan, which will become effective July I, will integrate the administrative services of the Department of Mental Health, the Department of Public Health, the Illinois Youth Commission, the Illinois Public Aid Commission, the Division of Services for Crippled Children, and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation on a regional basis. COMPLETES RECRUIT TRAINING PROGRAM Leo St. Aubin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip W. St. Aubin of 12553 Greenwood Ave., completed recruit training, Feb. 8, at the Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, 111. Laff of the Week WASHINGTON BUREAU (Washington D.C. — March 6, 1963) 'MANAGED NEWS' PARLEY By Chas. H. Lueck, Jr., Bureau Chief ‘Sorry, Bud—we’re closed on Monday nights!” UHLEV UJRTSOn THE B l. EYE' The passing of the 5% million dollar referendum for high school district 218 has brought with it many laments and complaints from the people of Blue Island who will be the biggest contributors to this increase. The city proper sent the issue down to defeat by a large percentage but was pushed through by the people of Robbins who pay the least taxes, and the residents of Oak Lawn who have nothing to lose and everything to gain from the increase in revenue awarded the district. There is no registration for school elections but each voter does sign an affadivit stating he is a resident of the particular precinct. The judges do have maps and references to check back on this accuracy. I visited several polling places and maintain there is a possibility of dual voting. I do not suggest this occurred. I also heard that there was a professional organization hired to handle the details of the promotion of the high school bond issue. There seems to be nothing in the high school budget covering that. I also doubt on the legality of the promise of a so-called recreational area for Robbins using a school site. It seems that there is everyone complaining so Andrew Curilewski, 2646 Grunewald, called me and suggested that anyone could call him at FU 8-3308 in regard to an opposition ticket. He feels that if several members of this board were not “Yes” men to Dr. Harold Richards, the people of Blue Island might get a better “shake” in this entire matter. It has become very evident that something has to be done to curtail this “tax ’em to death” trend which has been adopted by not only the school districts, but by government in general. There is strength in number. Let’s congregate and start fighting. It will be our only salvation. * * * The following letters need no commentary. “Wiley Watson, “The B I. Eye, “Blue Island Sun-Standard, “Been reading a most interesting book, ‘The First Hundred Years,’ a story of Blue Island, 1835 to 1935. I am just a new resident to Blue Island, of about 3 years. What interested me the most were the cooling caves, used by the breweries. Are they accessible? With all this fuss about Bomb Shelters why haven’t they been considered as I possibilities? “Can one see them? Are there any entrances where one could i walk in them? They could be used for tourist attractions. “Why doesn’t your paper run a series of articles about Blue Island and some of the more colorful residents of by gone years? They weren’t all saints j and they are more interesting reading than the good ones. That is human nature. “Would also like to get a copy of the above book for my own, this is borrowed. “Is there a Blue Island Historical Society? Is there one case in your library on Blue Island History? Can't use your library because I am a resident of Dixmoor, certainly miss haveing a library to go to. “Let’s read about Blue Island I history. “Sincerely, “Mrs. June K. Pringle” * * * Tere is another letter we have j been asked to publish: — “Dear Citizens of the Blue Island Area: “The Blue Island Civil Defense is sponsoring an American fy?d Cross Standard First Aid Course of Instruction. The course will be given in the civil defense room above the Blue Island City Hall. (Entrance on Greenwood Ave. - Second floor) “This course is endorsed by Mayor John Hart, Civil Defense I Director Robert Roegner, Fire Chief William Barzycki, Assist. C.D. Director William Watson, Police Chief Edward Boyd, Assist. C.D. Director Howard Sigtenhorst, The American National Red Cross. “These Red Cross instructors have volunteered to teach you; I Win. Barzycki, Robert Mangold, Harold Wilson, Albert Ehlert, | Wallace Heinecke and Earl : Rousseau. “The course is available to all adults and high school stu-i dents, fifteen (15) years of age and older. “The dates are published elsewhere in this edition. “We urge each eligible member of your family, industry, j business, club, organization and church to sign up now. Send | post card or letter to: Civil Defense First Aid Instruction. 2202 W. 121st Pl., Blue Island, Illinois Attn: Earl Rousseau. “Sincerely, “Earl Rousseau, “Chairman, “Blue Island Civil Defense “First Aid Instruction.” The Kennedy administration has been accused of many things, some of which they admit to, others denied. Many of the charges are not negative in nature but rather complimentary and spiked with terms such as “imaginative,” “e x c i t i n g,” “new” and “bold.” - One such furor which has been described with the above adjectives — and yet is derogatory — is the concept of “managed news.” Veteran Washington writers deplore it, newcomers are amazed by it, and many tend to ignore it as much as possible.    • Not only is the President involved directly, but also his top press aides. Pierre Salinger in the White House, Lincoln White in the State Department and Arthur Sylvester in the Department of Defense have all been criticized for their supposed roles in the action. In an attempt to solve the problem, or at least explore it in depth, a unique and unprecedented parley has been scheduled for the near future. It will be held at Airlie — a gracious estate in the Virginia countryside which is used for discussions of this nature — run by a non-profit organization and established for just this type of “think” session. Attending will be one or two representatives of the major trade organizations and associations affiliated with the news business. Also present will be the government’s major news spokesmen. It promises to be a forthright, outspoken meeting. Whether it will clear the air of the charges is anybody’s guess, but it is hoped by both sides that the issues can be clearly delineated for the first time. The problem can be outlined in specifics rather than generalizations which have characterized the freely thrown insults from both sides in the past. The sessions will have the top talent in the business, but the country will not know the exact nature of the talks because they will be “off the record” and those present will not be there to cover it in a news capacity. As always happens at these conclaves, the general trend of the seminar will be given, but details will never be divulged officially. Needless to say, the mere fact that the historic first will take place encourages all of those directly involved with the knotty problems. Increased Tempo Both Republicans and Democrats alike have become un easy — and said so — due to the fact that this session of the 88th Congress has produced a very modicum of work. It has also shown little intention of doing otherwise since first meeting in the Capital last January. Last week tended to wipe out some of these charges with the stirring of several important committees. Schedules for hearings have been announced, along with threats or promises of action on the part of the members. Whether this will ever come to pass is anyone’s guess, but where there is smoke there is sometimes fire to sustain it. The new tax program will get a better “going-over” as will the farm program, government operations, the budget, and health plans. In the latter field, there is an increasing belief that we will be closer to an actual showdown and or passage of the medicare bill (in some form) than has been evident in the past. Both sides of the issue have their teams forming. The time is upon us to voice our opinions on the matter to our representatives — both Congressional and special interest groups. Generally you can expect the private insurance companies and programs to oppose government intervention. Regardless of your position, this is an important enough issue to be counted so do not hesitate to make your wishes known. Canal Project Lions Topic Last Tuesday George S. Cairns, acting resident project engineer, Calumet Sag widening, U.S. Army corps of engineers, was the speaker Tuesday on the progress of the canal widening and the Western Ave. bridge. The Lions meet with the Ridge Lions club at a joint meeting at the Surrey restaurant on March 21. There will not be any meeting March 19 therefore. Words from Your Army Recruiter By SFG Georg* Ayers The Army has recently announced that selected male students | in approved professional schools of nursing may be given financial assistance as a part of the expansion of the Army Student Nurse Program. Female students in the program have been receiving financial assistance since 1956. The program was recently opened to male personnel because of the rising costs of nursing education and the Army’s requirement for more nurses. Under the program, selected students of proven ability are provided financial assistance to continue their education through enlistment in the Army Reserve. They are subsequently commissioned as second lieutenants in the Army Nurse Corps Reserve. The length of their obligated service as Army Nurses is determined by the length of time they spend in the student ! nurse program. Students in three-year schools of nursing are commissioned after they graduate and are licensed by the State in which they receive their professional training. Students at these schools may receive one year of financial assistance and incur a two-year active service obligation. Students in four-year college programs which offer a bachelor’s degree in nursing are commissioned six months before graduation. They may receive two years financial assistance as students and incur a three year active service obligation, or accept aid for one year and serve on active duty for two years. Tuition and books are furnished in addition to Army pay for the undergraduates in this portion of the program. Additional information on the Army Student Nurse program is available to both men and women at the local US Army Recruiting Office in the City Hall, Blue Island, 111., or by calling FU 5-8262. 3 years’ free service Parts and labor PHILCO ® 0e»vdlx ® DUOMATIC Equivalent To ‘Ole Village Well’ The Blue Island Chamber of Commerce is going to start to keep a calendar of coming events posted in its window at 13122 Western Ave. Lloyd C. Holmlin, executive vice president of the Blue Island Chamber of Commerce, says this will be a free community service. He outlines the plan as follows: A 60 day calendar will be posted at one time. Shown effective now is one through April. This calendar will show all community events of groups reported to the Chamber of Commerce previously. The calendar will be published in two month intervals. To have any event listed, a chairman must call the Chamber office, FU 8-1000 and report the activity date, time and place. f when a group calls they will be informed as to whether or not any other group has already scheduled an event for that same evening, lf this happens Mr. Holmlin suggests that some other evening be considered. This would eliminate almost all duplicate programs falling on the same evening. One of the big advantages of the service is that a good attendance can be expected if only one function is held on any one given date. The service is free and open to any group, club, church, school, service organization. The calendars appearing in the window will give the citizens of Blue Island a chance to check at anytime as to what dates are taken for each sixty day period. The events will be posted daily on the calendar so that an up to date calendar is kept at all times. If you are a chairman of any coming event please check with the Chamber today so that your organization will get the full benefit of this added publicity and date without duplication. There are times, but only in rare cases when two programs have to be held on the same date because of speakers or entertainers schedules Cooperation on the part of every organization can make this program a very worthwhile service, Mr. Holmlin says. You know it must be trouble-free! Now try this amazing washer-dryer on our 60-day Proof-of-Performance Offer. JUST $10°° DOWN Use the PHILCO-BENDIX Gas Duomatic as a washer alone . . . as a dryer alone, or as a combination washer-dryer to wash and dry clothes in one continuous operation. The Duomatic offers simplified controls ... four automatic wash settings, three automatic dryer settings ... an automatic water saver and a special de-wrinkling drying cycle. Model CG-736 gives you a complete home laundry in little more space than a washer alone takes. 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