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South Side Bulletin (Newspaper) - February 7, 1968, Chatham, Illinois This Week: The Uncertified Teacher And The Negro School1 By DOROTHY W. ROBINSON PAGE 4 Leaders Of Major Area Groups Differ Sharply Over Gun Law SOUTH SIDE CHATHAM PARK MANOR CHESTERFIELD BULLETIN Lamb: Ordinance Babbl Braden Lauds Controls 10th YEAR NO 15 By LEON R FORREST TWO OF the most pi eminent and influential gentlemen head ing up powerful oigamzations ______________________________________________________ ____ __ _ within the Chatham-Park Man or areas, differed sharply over Published at 639 E. 71 it St, Stewart 3-1040 PRICE lOc PER COP> Week of Feb 7 thru Feb 13 the wisdom behind the approval 'Man Of The Year" FOR HIS outstanding business acumen and contribution to community welfare George Johnson (left) president, Johnson Pioducts Company 8522 LaFayette, was chosen "Man of the Year" by the Chicago Urban League Making the presentation is Sheiman R Ahrams, president of the Urban League Board, during League's annual luncheon, Friday, Jan 26, in the Conrad Hilton Hotel The Chicago Urban League is recognized as the top Urban League organization in the country as a result of its cool realistic, fact-based treatment of race relations Unique Child Care Center Anwsers Pre-School Need in Three Areas Pride In Two Areas TWO ISOLATED, yet intrinsically interrelated occur- ences m the BULLETIN-BOOSTER area, this past week more than served to re enforce my ideas toward a positive approach to the ever- widening problems of black-white race relations On Friday had ihe- heart-warming pleasure to be a small part of a gomg-away banquet for a young man who appears to be on the threshold of writing new pages in the country's baseball his tory ALONGSIDE of other communi- ty residents who daily seek to im- prove conditions in a badly tilted GKEEN societj I observed and heard a small, but dedicated group of friends and relatives commend young Ronald Scipio Spmks of 8416 St Lawrence, for his successful efforts in becoming a major league ball player Not only is it noteworthy that a local boy has made the 'big show' and the fact that he is the first Chicago born Negro to achieve this distinction, but he did it through a doorway that has only been opened in this area for a few short years SCIPIO'S baseball education, though beginning with his own personal desire, was nurtured and fed through the outlet of a local Little League, which exists only through the sincere efforts of a few, down to earth, nev ei say die men, led by one Anthony Overstreet UNLIKE the Little League directors that appear in the movies and on television, Overstreet is a working man like the rest of us He is not a wealthy man mate- nally but he is a man with a tremendous visionary inter- est in our future adults Long ago Overstreet recog the natuial abilities of many boys being dissipat ed in the many foibles of youth IN AN EFFORT to harness these skills and talents, he 01 and chartered the West Park Manor Babe Buth Baseball League With his own hands and life work he has kept the league in operation It is difficult to meet this man without having some of his fervor rub off Yet he has not been able to convince enough people with enough leal interest to really put the league on solid footing It is difficult to understand how so many thousands of dollars are spent m othei less productive aie.as and this fledging is unable to boast of it s own enclosed sports facility I sincerely believe that if Anthony Overstieet had iust a little help and money he would produce at least one Scipio Spmks per year Tib Uue that one Scipio Spmks will not necessarily change the couise of the city s mam stream, but his success could be a magnet that could attract many other who aie being pulled into other less lewardmg en cl Benm tt internal vice president Williams a graduate of the Univcisity of Illinois with a bachelor of science rtcgici in pharmacy joined Walgrcens in 1'MM Area Student Teaching This School Term THE JOY OF TEACHING is becoming moic apparent to a BULLETIN area resident who is among TOO Illinois State Uni vcisity students who aie pies and Muslin Miles lushmin students i re on Uie tnck schohs licnlly sinking aie I mda Biibu Ililhc B i i d 1 y Michelle Hoover Sheila Lomax and Wandi Pills Ml Ihesc young pcoole aie lo be highly congratulated along with then paients foi Ihcir un relenting pnrsuil of excellence It is hoped however that next tcnn tin i< will be a pro pontlerance of young named as honor next month EDUCATORS, welfare groups and govenment officials pre- dict that if the venture is suc- cessful it could presage simi- lar centeis, not only in every Chicago neighborhood, but throughout the country as well, t h e BULLETIN BOOSTER newspapers were told "The need is shockingly Louis A Fitzgerald Jr 8801 Michigan, an Office of Economic Opportunity official and co-director of ICE, said, "The Welfare Council of Metro- politan Chicago's 1967 study found that children un- der 14 years old were on the streets without supervision af- ter school "ONLY 89 day care centers with a capacity of less than were available to meet this need No one has counted the number of pre-school chil- dren left with babysitters, or alone while mother works Fitzgerald, active in communi- ty relations and vice president of Chatham-Avalon Park Com- munity Council, added The Chatham, Avalon Park, South Shore centei will open at 7am daily so parents can diop off children en route to woik Preschool children will gel a mid-morning and mid afteinoon snatk of cookies, milk juices, and fruit, and a well-balanced hot meal at lunehtime THFY AI SO ill be i ed to lest at least one houi be twecn noon and 2pm Aftei school children will on ai rival at the centei be given a snack Pointing out that it was use less to tell mother to stay at home continued Many must work because of nccesbily and the demand for working motheis increases ev ci y day DAY CARE centers help le duce juvenile ciime by provid- ing proper supei vision Welfare payments to able mothers who cannot woi k because they have no place to leave their children can be cut That is why the Institute foi Contempoiary Education is all about Burton Miller (ICE co- director) and myself are mak ing a stai t with highly trained siipcrvisoiy personnel, a well- developed piogtam and the euly identification of leaining pioblcms WeTT some solution to the high inci dences
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