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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 EPORJE Vol 84 June DELIVERED L Newsstand j tr i. -li t CaH 244-2323 for Coil for Wont Jb No 48 Empty classroom boycott symbol An empty classroom yesterday in Began High 3839 W. 79th reflects the scene there and'in nearby elementary schools where a one-day boycott to protest a -voluntary busingjplaiTxesulted 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 all-white feeder elementary schools. photo by Don Bogan bus boycott on By DOROTHY PETROSKEY With .about per cent the public school-students 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 Tfie decision to boycott was made at a-meeting last Thursday of the Bo- gan council The protest was aimed at a volun- tary-busing program approved by the board cf education May 25 for imple- mentation in September. tinder the students from 16 elementary schools may transfer to specific unde- rutilized which number with the board paying the transporta- lion costs for the transfers Although Bogan. 3939 W 79th st. is not one of the schools which will re- ceive 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 pro- gram In a related Bogan students announced they would picket the school next. Tuesday to protest the board's plan for the involuntary transfer of teachers based on race and expenence 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 teach- ers and 80 principals. Under the 14 teachers would be transferred Xrom Bogan. Other future action planned by the Bogan council is picketing by parents of Bogan area schools next Wednes- 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- trict 12 schools as underutilized and thereby receiving schools in the bus- ing program. Attendance for yesterday followed by total enrollment figures for ele- mentary schools are- 4350 W. 79th 25 in at- tendance out of 247 8445 S nine and 3810 W 81st 38 and Michel- son. 3639 W. 78th four and 8247 S. Christiana. 26 in attend- Park View. 8445 S. Lawndale. four and 8010 S. Kost- ner. 19 and 2929 W. 83rd 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 dramtic drop in all areas except auto theft Sgt William Morgan Park police district neighborhood relations report- ed yesterday. Kearney Mid the figures were re- leased ihe request of Home- ORDJTS which has been monitoring crime statistics for the past few months. Kearnej reported she biggest re- ducticin was in which have dropped a whopping 3i per cent in She past six months as compared with Ihe same six-month penof of 1975-76. Fig- ures show thai from Nov. 1975 to Apnl there were 79 reported bursaries. In the same lime this year. Jhcre have been onlv 55. highest drop was in burglar- which have slackened off by a 26 per cent from 238 lo 1JS 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 communi- ties as the reason for the slight pick- 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 upUghf'snch as rob- 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 Self-creat- ed by residents who felt that Beverly Pk was an unsafe place to live. we can demonstrate how good the peflice department here the people will start to realize what a nice place il is to live nV'said Craw- 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 Feder- 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 2J men. Crawlcj 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 mil- lion in federal funds for community development including two on the Southwest will be at 2 pm. Tuesday in the Pick-Congress 520 S Michigan After revisions resulting from the the proposal will be submit- ted to the Citj 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 SouthwesJt Side projects are plan near Morgan Park High school Funding would be for the demoli- tion and sale of project land for resi- dential 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 63rd st and Western ave. area. Approved by the City council last the pro jecl 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 63rd 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 hear- 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 63rd st between Western and Kedue with a variation of the group's vil proposal and will also suggest other and dining crrterpns Last jear the federation got a com mitment for a study by the dry of proposals bj thp. federation for com mercial and residential redevelop- ment in the 63rd 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- landic. Chicago Strong The voters expressed their confi- dence m the acting mayor by provid- 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 pired term of Richard J who died last Dec leaving 22 months to his term of office. The other Bridgeport mayors were Edward Kel- 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 ulanty vote getting strength through out the citj and among all classes of including minorities. In Southwest Side Bilandic piled up a 'to vote mar- 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 -party's can- didate for re election in swept all of the Southwest Side's wards-his home the 19th and 23rd As could be the llth ward gave Bilandic his highest vote votes to 1.287 for Block Hills' 19th embrac- 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 Biland- ic and Block The tally in the 14th favored Bi- landic to The predicted vote turnout of ap- proximately 40 per cent was oversha- dowed m several of the Southwest 1 Side's in some in- more than 50 per cent of the registered voters cast ballots. Bilandic's citywide landside was al- most immediately determined at the closing of the polls at 6 p.m. An hour Block was issuing a concession statement fijom his headquarters. Marks silver jubilee _' As part of its 25th anniversary cele- Queen of Martyrs 3550 W 103rd will conduct a spe- 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 Stntch to establish a new parish at 103rd and Central Park. Over 500 at- tended the meeting of parishon- which was held at St John Fish- er hall in 1952. Masses were held in a prnate home and a portable school was erected at 103rd and Hamhn In Octo- the parish was formally estab- lished under name of Queen of Mar- tyrs Ground was broken for the church and school in and Julj the first mass was cele- brated 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 teach- ers. A program is being prepared by the school also concerning the growth of the parish and school. A special flag commemorating the sil- ver anniversary is being flown daily and a souvenir ad containing pictures of the patrons and business advertisers has been prepar- 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 Mart.yrs 3SSO W. iWrd pU will conduct a special service Snn- at 4 p.m. hi commemoratinn of its 25th In addition lo the a dinner-dance win be held at the Martinique restaurant. Plans for the ctent were coordinated in part bj Jfroni Fathers William P. John and Marion Sister Man William M. Peterson and_Sistcr Patricia Morphj.
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