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Southend Reporter Newspaper Archive: January 6, 1977 - Page 1

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   Southend Reporter (Newspaper) - January 6, 1977, Chicago, Illinois                               t Federal grant speeds street repair work column 2 SERVING THE COMMUNITY SINCE 1893 south end EPORTER Vol.84 An EfanoMlal Thursday, January No. 27 OCLJVEREO TO TOUR DOOR EVERY THURSDAY MONTH Newsstand Copy toll 13JJ l l id. truck, car collision Brick rabble and broken glass in a currency exchange are one of the result of a collision of a CTA bus, and an autoratrile at aod Kedzie yesterday. Twenty-two persons, all either passengers or drivers of the vehicles, were In- jured, bat none serioasly. Although the bos and car jumped the curb and crashed info the currency exchange, no one on the street or in the building was Injured. (Staff photo by Larry Rsehl) Ppdewell dead at 72; rites held Services for Edwin C. Podewell, who died at 72 Dec. 30, were conduct- ed yesterday at the Ketcbam Funeral home. Evergreen Park. Interment was in Evergreen Park cemetery. Mr. Podewell, who served as 19th ward Republican committeeman from 1956 to 1964, bad maintained law of- fices at 9103 S. Ashland ave., for 49 years. He also served on the council for the Illinois Liquor Control commis- sion from 1957 to 1962. He was attorney and chairman of tne board of directors of the South-, west Federal Savings and Loan asso- ciation; a past president of the Brain- erd Civic association; a real-estate broker and member of the South Sub- urban Heal Estate board and Ifie South Side Real Estate board; a member of Galaxy lodge 880 and AF and AM lodge; the Shriners; the Lo- gan chapter of the Englewood Com- mandry 59; a past patron of Oliver Olive chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, and a member of the Illinois and the American Bar associ- ations. He is survived by his wife, Violet; two daughters. Mrs. Arfene Ronshau- sen and Mrs. Judt Hook, a son, Elgin Podewell, two brothers, Lester and Kenneth Podewll, and nine grandchil- dren Ask injunction against t school racial quotas By DOBOTffY PETROSKEY Plaintiffs in a federal court suit challenging the constitutionality of racial quotas at two area high schools have asked for a hearing on their re- quest for a preliminary injunction to negate the quotas. The request was made Monday af- ter the board of education failed to submit a plan to Federal District court Judge Hubert Will for the trans- portation of students not admitted to Gage Park and Morgan Park High schools because of the quotas. On Dec. 6 Will ordered the board to submit a more definite transportation proposal after it had drawn up an in- formal plan. Meanwhile, the board wrote letters Dec. 21 to Will and the plaintiffs say- ing it was withdrawing its proposal. it could not afford the cost and that any new two schools af- fecting-the quotas would be "prema- ture'1 as the board is working on a desegregation plan. The proposal submitted to Will would have provided for seven buses at an annual cost of to take students turned away from the two schools to under-utilized ones in vari- ous parts of the city. Michael J. Murray, board attorney, said the board pays the transporta- tion costs of these students who trav- el on regular Chicago Transit authori- ty routes. The yearly total expense is approximately per year, he added. The attorney for tbe plaintiffs in the suiVparents of black students ex- cluded from attending the schools be- cause of the quota limitations, labeled the board move "an intolerable situa- tion." Thomas Morsch, the attornev ar- gued that because only black and Spanish-surnamed students were pre- vented from attending Gage and Mor- gan Park as a result of the quotas, the plans are "unconstitutional and illegal." Morsch said that according to sta- tistics released by tbe board, black students who had wanted to at- tend Morgan Park last fall were ex- cluded because of the quota. At Gage Park, ill Macks- and 81 Spanish-sur- named students were turned away. He added that no white students seek- ing admittance to the schools were prohibited from attending. The quotas were implemented to ensure that student enrollments would not become predominantly black. Gage, at 5630 W, Rockwell sL, is in the second year of its quota plan, while quotas for Morgan Park. 1744 W. Pryor ave.. went into effect in Federal grant speeds street repair program By DOROTHY PETROSKEY A federal agency has approved funding for a program which wfl] re- sult in carij implemenlatittn of city to improve SroUroeM Side streets conslruclcd during lite Great Depression. Mayor Bilandic said a iS.flWi.OM grant from the federal Economic De- velopment ad m 3 31 is I ration means street improvement wotfc will bepn in April. BiJandic said the U-S ncratd htlp finance repair of streets 
                            

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