Riverdale Pointer, March 2, 1961

Riverdale Pointer

March 02, 1961

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Pointer, The (Newspaper) - March 2, 1961, Riverdale, Illinois Dolton Board Meeting The Dolton village board of trustees passed an ordinance creating three new election precincts at their meeting Tuesday night. The action was taken in order to correspond with a similar ordinance passed by the County Board. Dolton therefore, will vote for village officials in the same precinct as County elections. The board voted to request Chief of Police Grover Cogs- 9 well to employ two additional police sergeants. The chief will ask the Board of Police and Fire Commissioners to make the appointments. The board also gave preliminary approval of a request that all buildings at the Berger Camp area be turned to the ground by the fire department. The approval was subject to various stipulations regarding liabiltiy insurance, disconnection of util- ites. and proper cleanup of the area, all responsibilty for' the above to be borne by the property owners. President Kasten stated. "This will be a wonderful oppor- tunity for our fire department to hold a fire school. Such a chance for these men to learn more about fire control may never come again." Riverdale Board Meets President Edward L. Kipley and the Riverdale village board of trustees are in receipt of a letter from Rio Or. doSul in Brazil which requests literature and pictures of the village of Riverdale. According to the letter, these pamphlets, pictures, etc.. are to be used for an exposition in the Brazilian village. At the regular board meeting Tuesday evening, Feb. 28, the board members agreed it would be a fine idea to acknowledge receipt of the letter and try to accumulate the information for it would be an opportunity to practice foreign good-will on a village-to-village basis. Trustees Fred T. Ehlert, chairman of the police and fire committee, announced that Raymond Baumgartner, Calumet Township Justice of the Peace, will hear all Riverdale cases until a new magistrate is elected in the forthcoming election, April 18. From a sanitation standpoint, the alley at 137th and Lowe Is now m very good condition. With the rat poison and rat control pamphlets distributed by the village sanitation depart- ment plus the cooperation of the residents, this situation has been rectified. EVERYONE IS READING Pointer SERVING RIVERDALE A Suburban Foundation Newspaper Established 7907 DOLTON SOUTH HOLLAND CALUMET CITY 53rd" 37 Sc At Newsstands 20c Per Month C.'-rrier Delivered RIVERDALE 27, ILLINOIS, MARCH 2, 1961 Second-Class Paid At RlTerdale Tri-Cities Get Set For April Election It Aft S. Holland Board Meets 5nZT.y Robert Weeden of 633 E. 160th ct., Dr. James Hogg of 16058 Dobson ave., and Mrs. Forrest Carhart of 1023 E. 161st pi., all of South Holland, were appoint- ed to serve on the South Holland Village Library Commission -un- >jl April 30, 1962. These appoint- fnents were approved by the South Holland Village Board of Trustees at their regular meet- ing Monday evening, Feb. 27. Twelve new street lights will be installed in the older section of the village in the near future plus one change of an existing light. Trustee Vinke stated, "This is not intended to be the zenith of the light program. How- ever, since the motor fuel tax funds are presently being used for the street rebuilding pro- gram, it will be sometime be- fore we can use these, funds for the light program. In the mean- time, this will tide us over." The village board also ap- proved the appointment of Wil- liam Lcroy Van Deursen of 15732 S. Park, South Holland, as patrolman, effective March 1. District 148 Residents Pass School Bond Issue In a canvas of votes held during the regular board meeting of District No. 148 on February 27, 1961, the follow- ing special election results ware declared as official. On the issue to sell bonds _jn the amount of for additional classrooms, there were votes cast with 988 yes and 678 no volrs. On the proposal to increase the tax limit from the present 90 cents to there were 1.691 votes cast with 930 vot- ing yes and 732 no votes. Following is a breakdown Of voting as cast in the seven firecincts of District 148 on Saturday. Feb. 25: Bond Issue, by precincts- No. 1, 220 yes, 174 no; No. 2, 193 yes, 204 no; No. 3, 311 yes, 65 no; No. 4, 127 yes, 72 no: No. 5, 95 yes, 156 no; No, 6, 6 yes, 0 no; No. 7, 36 yes, 7 no. On the increase in the tax rate, by 1, 208 yes, 184 no; No. 2, 182 yes, 214 no: No. 3, 292 yes, 81 no; No, 4, 129- no; No. 5, 82 yes. 171 no; No. 6, 6 yes, 0 no; No. 7, 31 yes, 12 no. The Board of Education, District No. 148 wish to ex- press their sincere thanks for the support given this election. Without the tire- less efforts of interested people the real facts could not have been made clear. This type of concern for the general welfare of all children attending: the schools of District No. 148 is appreciated. Richard Poppel has been ap- pointed fund chairman for the Red Cross for the Ivanhoe-Riv- erdale area, with George Wat- ling as co-chairman. The fund drive began March 1. Mr, Poppel plans a door-to- door membership drive and is asking for volunteers. Our com- munity is very grateful for all we have benefited from Red Cross in the very excellent swimming program provided for our children and the first aid lessons which have been given to our many organizations, which include Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Police Department, etc. Good things happen when we help- let's all get behind Dick and make the job easy! All funds' collected go to fi- nance the Red Cross programs of service. None of the money goes to the fund chairman. They are all volunteers who serve without pay. "Red Cross' only source of funds is voluntary contribu- says Mr. Poppel, "and a contribution to Red Cross is one of the greatest investments opportunities I know of. A five dollar contribution, for example, will provide thirty dollars worth of service to the people of this town because the work is per- formed almost exclusively by volunteers who receive no Mr. Poppel said. He plans to post a quota thermometer of the fund campaign to keep residents informed of progress. The Izaak Waltons, Calumet Region Chapter, recently held their installation of officers. Seated from left above are: Henry Miller, immediate past president; Jack Palmer, state president; and Don the newly elected president. Standing, from left: Art Fanning, director; Bill Nuss, membership; Card Hinch, treasurer; Jim Fancy, secretary; Marty corres, sec.: and Casimir Wolczek, recording sec, POINTER PHOTO BY CHUCK REXNER Candidates Announced Harboi< Director For Riverdale s New win Speak ......'I.-- Conservative Party Tri-City Government By DUREEN CORSELLO Ralph Berg will soon have completed one full four-year term as a trustee on the Dolton Village Board and will be run- ning for the same post in the forthcoming election April 18, 1961. Prior to serving as a trus- tee, he was a member of the zoning board for three years. He is chairman of the Streets Alleys committee and the Buildings and Public Grounds Committee. He is also a member of the Water Committee. "In the past four slat- ed Berg, "we have completed aH of our arterial streets with motor fuel tax funds. We have set up a program of ample gar- bage collection with our own municipal equipment at a mini- mum of cost to the -taxpayers is approximately per Four years ago we had two used trucks. Now, however, we have two of the latest type garbage Leach Packers, three CMC djjmp trucks, a road grad- er, aq Elgin street sweeper (which was recently and a Ford Tractor Loader salt spreader-snow plow combina- tion, vilal for our snow removal. We alfp have two other snow n'hich are maintained to as swift a snow removal operation as possible for all of our residents in (he 117 miles of street that must be cleared in a minimum of time." He continued. "The main pur- pose of the Street and Alley committee is to provide the most adequate service for the tax dollar. Our tax levy has never been raised for the village's igare of the tax dollar. This Committee is also responsible for the mintenance of all village and police equipment." "At the present time parking lots uptown are being hurried into service and parking meters are being removed to be replac- ed with 'two hour parking' signs. As other free parking lots are added to the municipal structure, additional parking meters will be It is the village board's 48 Voice Chorus In Concert At St. Paul Church Dolton will be included in the annual Spring concert tour of the 48 voice Concordia Seminary Chorus of Springfield, HI. This will be the only Chicago area appearance of this chorus. The chorus, internationally known, has previously given con- certs in all parts of the United States, Canada, and Europe. Directed by Professor Fred L. Precht, the program will be given in three parts, and will- feature Missa Brevis by Healey Willan which was written especially for male voices. Time and place of the concert is 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 14, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 245 E. 138th St., Dolton. The public is cordially inviteed to attend this concert. RALPH BERG aim to completely remove park- ing meters as off the street parking becomes available. It is the village board's program and policy to improve all of the streets in Dolton with a con- tinued program of motor fuel tax aid so that within a few years all of the streets will be of the highest type of construction." In conclusion he stated, "All efforts have, been made to pro- (Conlinued on Page 2) GOPs Will Hold Kick-Off Dinner For Campaign Five hundred Republican Pre- cinct captains and workers will be the guests of the Thornton Township Regular Republican Organization for chicken dinner at a restaurant, in Homewood, Monday, March 6 at p.m. Entertainment will be pro- vided. The kick-off dinner will get the campaign in high gear. Congressman Edward Derwinski will be master of ceremonies. The Rev. Raymond Shawl of Our Savior's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Riverdale will give the invocation. Tickets Go Fast For Riverdale Police Dance Although hampered by rain, snow, and bad weather in gene- ral, ticket sales for the annual Riverdale Police Dance on Sat- urday, April 8 at Art's Roll-Aire Rink have been mounting stead- ily and satisfactorily. The reception given by River- dale and Ivanhoe residents to police officers who for the past two weeks have been knocking on doors and offering dance tickets for sale has been most gratifying. Business establisji- mcnts also have been eager to contribute and most generous in their purchases. It will take another two to three weeks before the entire Riverdale and Ivanhoe sections have been called on. So, if you have not received your tickets, please be patient, as the boys will be around. Telephone calls from South Holland, Harvey, and Dolton have also been received for dance tickets. By calling VI 9- 0066 and placing your order for dance tickets, they will be delivered to you in the above areas and locally. The formation of a new local political party was announced Friday, February 24, with the filing of petitions for the village of Riverdale elections to be held on April 18. Calling themselves The New Conservative Party of Riverdale the party filed candi- dates for all six offices of village president, clerk, three trustees, and police magistrate. Those filing for offices of the village are: president, Howard B. Douglas, 13831 Edbrooke: dark, Dorothy Thomas, 14134 State; trustees, Clarence W. Newgren, 14237 LaSalle, Frank J. Heenan, 14525 LaSalle, and James W. Walker, 14504 Normal: police magistrate (to fill unex- pired -Henry D. Noetzel, 107 W. 141st. The chairman of the new par- Frank Paulson, stat- ed that the slate of officers was selected only after holding three meeting, screening applicants, and after all candidates had pledged their efforts to bring a return of the two-party system to Riverdale. Chairman Paulson stated: "In giving the voters of Riv- erdale a choice of two parties and two platforms, we are ful- filling a long time civic need and one that is fundamental to good government. "In selecting our candidates we have chosen citizens from all walks of life and from all areas of our village. We are, conse- quently, truly a representative party. Other Riverdale citizens prom- (Continued on Page 2) VIP Candidates Will Address Civic Ass'n The next meeting of the Dol- ton Civic Association will be held at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7 at the Dolton. Park fieklhouse. At this lime Paul Oviatt, candidate for president, and other candidates for village of- fices on the VIP slate will be in- troduced. The D. C. A. wishes to remind all citizens to vote in the village election on April 18. The group will hold its an- nual spring dance on Saturday, May 6 at the Thornton American Legion Post. Henri Buttell's or- chestra will play for danqing and tickets will be available at the meeting. The first major event for .the men of Thornridge Com- munity will be a din- ner meeting at the Dorchester Club at p.m. on Friday, March 3. A special committee of the Board of Deacons, made up of Ed Gutnecht and Paul Klein, have arranged a special program for the meeting. James Pisco, director of the Calumet Harbor will speak and show slides of the prog- ress and future development of the harbor. Parents Plan Spring Dance At Walkerly Hall The Troop 374 Parents Club of Dolton, will present their Spring Dance on S a t u r d a y, March 4 at 8 p.m. at Martin Walkerly Hall, 13560 Indiana ave., Riverdale. Donation will be and all proceeds will be used toward the purchase of a truck for hauling Scouting equip- ment on camping trips. Call VI 9-6454 for tickets. T'Ridge PTA Plans Old-Time Medicine Show The Thornridge Parent and Teacher Association reminds area residents of their old- fashioned "Medecine Show" on March 17 and 18. This is the group's first big money-making project, proceeds of which will go to finance landscaping and trees for the high school cam- pus. A great deal of time and talent has been expended on the show by both faculty and parents in order to insure a wonderful eve- ning for those who attend. For SI.00 you can get in on the fun! The next meeting of the group will be held at p.m. on Monday, March 6 in the audito- rium. The'theme of the evening will be "Student Life at Thorn- ridge." Representatives of the various clubs at school will demonstrate their activities. Re- freshments will be served later in the cafeteria. At the last meeting, Mrs. Ed- inon, membership chairman re- ported 1.014 membres. Children are all foreigners. We treat them as such. The Riverdale Red Cross campaign grot off to an official start Saturday, Feb. 25 when villag-e officials and the Red Cross chairman met at the Village Hall. Seated from left above: Augusta Ferguson, park commissioner; Dick Poppel, Red Cross chairman; Ed Kipley, Riverdale president; Viola Wiebke, park commissioner. Stand- ing: trustees John Peiguss, Fred Ehlert and Robert Selvig; Edna Adams, Red Cross publ. chmn.; trustees John Swanson and John Edelhofer; and Chief of Police Charles Cook. POINTER PHOTO BY CHUCK RENNER Offer Voters Choice Of Candidates In Dolton Riverdale Voters of Riverdale, Dolton and South Holland will go to the polls April 18 to cast their votes for village president, clerk, police magistrate, and three trustees. Two parties filed their nominating petitions for election m Riverdale. They are the Progressive Party and the New Conservative Party. The Progressive Party nominated Ed Kipley for president, Harold Schaefer. village clerk: incum- bents John C. Madderom, John E. Peiguss and John E. Swan- son for trustees; and Ralph H. Young for police magistrate. New Conservative Party candidates for Riverdale offices are: Howard B. Douglas, president; Dorothy Thomas, vil- lage clerg, Clarence W. Newgren. Frank Heenan, and James W. Walker, for trustees. Henry D. Noetzel is candidate for police magistrate.. Lester iSoupj Brookfelfc will run as an independent for Riverdale Village Clerk. In Dolton also, two parties will make their bid for election on April 18. The Dolton Citizens Party nominated the fol- lowing at their recent caucus: Fred L. Kasten, president; Helen H. O'Connell, clerk; Ralph J. Berg, Wesley E Lare and Justin. Tanner for trustees: and Thomas Harper for police magistrate. Candidates on Dolton's Village Independent Party ticket are: Paul Oviatt, for president; Frank McCune, for village clerk; for trustees, Vernon Harms, Lawrence Kast, and Robert Evans; for police magistrate, Frank Glazer. Only one party filed to run in South Holland in the village election. Deadline for filing petitions was midnight Tuesday. Candidates for the Representative Party of South Holland are: Harold J. Gouwens for president; Raymond Gouwens for village clerk; trustees, 4 year term, Dr. Henry D. Eugene Bossard, and Laurence Plickner: trustee, 2 year term, Adolph Jansma. For police magistrate the candidate is Theo- dore Huizenga. Neil VanderVeen will run as an independent for the office of police magistrate. The platforms of several of the parties are published herewith. The remainder will be in next week's issue of The POINTER. Citizens Party Dolton The Citizens Party of the Village of Dolton in 1957 pledged a better and greater Dolton in a platform of 10 points. Each point in th.is platform has been fulfilled. The Citizens Party of 1961 pledge that when elected, the health and welfare and property values of every citizen will be protected. With your support, Dolton the Village planned in step with the future, a community of residences with greater and better living conveniences will be our goal. Now we, separately and jointly each a candidate for the various offices in the Village of Dolton Municipal Election, pledge that when elected, we will effect the following plat- form: l.To operate the Village within the present revenue frame work, providing and expanding the services to the residents without increasing the tax rate. 2. To maintain property values, we will be guided by the re- cently adopted "Comprehensive Plan of the Village" with strict enforcement of the building codes, in all their phases, thru the coordinated efforts of the Planning Com- mission, Zoning Board of Appeals and Board of Trustees. 3. To maintain Dolton primarily as a Village of homes, without any form of public housing. 4. To continue the study of the planned improvement of the downtown Business area. The final decision to be made by the voters of the Village of Dolton by referendum. 5. To continue our program of eliminating parking meters as additional free off-street parking is acquired. 6. To establish an Industrial Commission to secure carefully selected new Industries, to spread the tax-base. 7. To provide the Village with an improved educational, cultural and recreational climate, we will a. Continue to assist the various Schools in providing necessary services. b. Continue to support the Village Library's Program. c. Continue to assist the Dolton Park District in acquir- ing land for recreational facilities for residents of all ages in all areas. 8. To continue the accelerated program of sidewalk and street sign throughout the Village. 9. To continue and expand a program of preventive main- tenance and construction in the drainage system. 10. To continue our present Water Department program as- suring -an adequate water supply at all times. 11. To continue to maintain and improve our Police and Fire protection. 12. To continue and expand the efforts of the Civilian De- fense Authority by establishing a committee'on the Board of Trustees. Signers of the above platform are: Fred L. Kasten, Helen H. O'Connell, Ralph J. Berg, Wesley E. Lane, Justin C. Tan- ner, and Thomas Harper. Village Independent Party Dolton The following have announced their candidacy for office on the Village Independent Party ticket in the April 18 election in the Village ol Dolton: Candidate for village president. Paul J. Oviatt: candidate for village trustee. Ver- non N. Harms, Lawrence F. Kast, and Robert C. Evans. Frank McCune. Jr. will run for village clerk, and Frank Glazer will run for police magistrate. Raymond Kwiater. chairman of the Village Independent Party of Dolton, has announced the formation of the party platform, which covers the following twelve points: We pledge: To always operate Village affairs within the approved budget and to endeavor at all times to reduce taxes to the absolute minimum commensurate with good government. To do this, we will institute new methods to operate the Village on a more efficient and economical basis than ever before. To provide the Village of Dolton with adequate police pro- tection of the highest quality obtainable under the Police Commission Rules and to cooperate with the Dolton Volun- teer Fire Department in continuing the same high standards they have maintained in the past. To complete the planned water program to insure an am- ple supply of water for all needs, to provide and maintain (Continued on Page 2) ;