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Blue Island Sun-Standard (Newspaper) - May 29, 1977, Blue Island, IllinoisCity to name Kooyenga chief vol. 101 no. 43 Blue Island Sun Standard published by the Southtown economist phones news or ads 388-2020 circulation 422-1212 25 cents per copy sunday May 85 cents monthly by Carrier for now grateful communities Honor War dead a Xante the Niems services that Veter an Art civic groups will observe throughout the area Tom Row memorial Day is the scene at Cedar Park cemetery s. Halsted st., where a Rifle squad will fire Over the Only eternal flame dedicated to veterans in a cemetery in the mid West. Twenty flags will be raised simultaneously in the service planned by american legion veterans of foreign wars girl scouts and boy scouts at 11 a. M. Each of the 21 flags has draped the casket of a Serviceman who has Given his life for his coun try. Staff photo by Don Weinzierl grim reflections of a memorial Day past by Ken Poole it was memorial Day 1951. Blaring bands veterans old and Young proud military units and other marching groups were parading Down the main streets of new York City los Ange Les Chicago. Oak Lawn and Home some air Miles away from Chicago a Small group of poncho Clad soldiers was preparing to leave on a Mission into a Valley that Sepa rated the Battle lines Between . Troops and the chinese and korean reds. Most were taking extra pairs of dry socks. All were making certain the rain did not penetrate their Ponc hos. The Day was Grey overcast. A steady cold rain pelted Down. The soldiers perspire uncomfortably under the rubber ponchos and i Jack ets As they slogged Forward and up Ward to the Crest of one of Korea s endless Hills. The unit was called in simple so Der s fashion a the initials meant Graves registration. Its task was that Day. Like always a sad morbid almost silent one. On that particular memorial Day however something new had been added. The unit was taking with it an army news correspondent and a photographer the major in charge of the Divi Sion s pm wac relations unit had said to the correspondent sergeant it news notes the me Mart fire department will be conducting the annual hydrant maintenance program for the next few months. Program includes flashing the hydrants checking Gask ets and calculating water flow. Some water lines May have a Rusty color. Do not be alarmed As this condition clean to a Short time. Should be no trouble to get your two Story quota today. Take the photographer with you. Get some real human interest _ like most army systems the pub Lic relations setup worked under Defi Nite unyielding Rule. Each or Man in that particular unit in Korea had to turn in two stories a Day. Whether the chinese reds were fanatically charging up a gun protected Ridge or whether the Battle lines were quiet As a private at a first sergeant s meet ing the i writer still had to write two stories a Day. There is no Mission so soundless yet so nerve pressured As a Graves registration operation. No one talks. With Heads bowed soldiers from Dixie Brooklyn and Middle West farms go about their duties in silence tend Erly carrying bodies gathering be longings methodically numbering and listing id tags taken from lifeless necks. Intelligence had brought Back to Headquarters a report that a number of american soldiers had been am bushed on a Road leading away from the . Lines. It was the sombre duty of the or unit to gather the Bod in and to arrange for burial. Some two hours after leaving the mar main line of the Small group came to a curve in the Road that angled Down into a Valley. Nervous fingers were close to the triggers on rifles and pistols As the party rounded the Hill. The Lead pair of soldiers motioned the others Forward including trucks and jeeps. For almost As far As the Eye could see bodies were lying in the rain soaked mud on the korean Road. Closer examination revealed that not All were american soldiers. Many particularly those bodies lying in the Rice paddies were chinese sol Diers. The photographer adjusted his Cam Era to catch As much Light As Possi ble while the rain incessantly poured Down. The i reporter walked around the area without enthusiasm. He had seen death before. But Here was a Young Soldier with hand thrust for Ward a picture of a pretty girl in his. Wallet lying rain soaked and cruelly out of reach. Another Soldier slumped Forward looked As though he might have been kneeling in prayer. Almost without exception the soldiers were Young some looking As though they had never shaved. When the party had finally finished the grisly task and the photographer had taken i last picture the drenched party made its Way Back to Headquarters. The correspondent concentrated earnestly but somehow could not come up with a Lead for even one Story let alone two. The next Day the correspondent entered the major s tent apprehensively. He did not have his two Story quota. Almost without looking up the major said softly take a Holiday on your quota sergeant. I be seen the Board views parking problem itt Tanter Mph gun of film my a wih alter it Lar Lay. The a Whf Pressman Pramas will special bargains in today s paper see the special bargain Mart Section of today s classified pages. Everything from a Monkey Cage to Graves. Do you need a 30-foot electric pole see today s special classified Section. County rejects senior Center Cook county has rejected Blue is land s application for funds for a senior citizens Center. Terrence Hansen administrator of the Cook county development Block Grant program said thursday that the senior citizens Center which the City had hoped for May become a reality however. The reason no immediate plans for the Center have been made he said is that a Center is now envisioned which would serve not Only Blue is land but a number of other area towns. The original application for the seniors Center was turned Down Pri Marily because Blue Island is participating in the South suburban neigh boyhood preservation Hansen said. Under this program which has received a Grant of govern ment experts will do a Complete inventory and analysis of 13 participating South suburban towns to identify areas in need of rehabilitation and to assess the need for improvements within the communities to prevent problem areas developing. Improvements will be made on a regional basis. The seniors Center will be built wherever the govern ment study indicates it will be Best accessible to senior citizens in the participating towns Hansen said. Thus the location might or might not be Blue Island. It does t make sense to invest in a substantial build ing in one town until we can put to Gether data on the traffic and transportation patterns and preferences of the area s Hansen explained. We re looking into the collective needs of towns in the he said the funding for the study would come from the allo cation for the 13 towns. It s certainly not going to take million to Fig ure out what we need to he said. The rest of the Money will be spent on implementing our recommend Hansen said the program s efficiency lies in its ability to provide and co ordinate services for a number of towns at once that none of them could afford individually. For example five towns might need a building inspector to work one Day a week and be unable to hire a part time person. A full time person might be hired to Divide his time be tween the five towns. Asked about a Community development Grant which Ken Sund quist administrative assistant to the mayor of Blue Island has announced the City will receive Hansen said the Money might come from the South West suburban neighbourhood preservation program if All else Blue Island will get the Money but we Haven t yet decided where it will come he said. We want to find it at another source than the Southwest suburban neighbourhood preservation program funds. It s Kooyenga Greves hired by Suzanne Erfurth and Jim 1tnen Richard Kooyenga will be appointed chief of police at the june 14 City Council meeting the Sun Standard Learned Friday an agreement hammered out at a meeting wednesday night settled the dispute that has wracked Blue Island since May 1. As part of the settlement the City will at the same time create an appointed position for administrative assistant Ken Sundquist. Sundquist would have the same duties he has now but would be confirmed by the Council and could be fired Only by a two thirds vote of the Council. As part of the same agreement Aid Paul Dennis Greves 1 was sworn in wednesday night As a City policeman. Greves has been on the by Law an Alderman cannot serve police hiring list for Over a year and a half. As a policeman. Reportedly will resign his Aldermam Post. Marvin f. O Lena Withers administration chief of police will retire from the Force according to news re ports and informed residents. The agreement was to have been kept a secret until the june 14 meet ing but by Friday people up and Down Western Avenue were discuss ing the agreement and informed sources confirmed the rumours. Both sides said that the dispute which disrupted City politics since mayor Harry Harczak swore in Kooy enga in the Back room of the police station one minute after taking office was settled As the two factions calmed Down. Sun Standard today pact ratified the school Board of Community High school District 132 has ratified a contract for secretaries and clerks. See Story in sect. 1, Page 2 lift Tor life 1. 9 editorial sect 1. 4 sect. 1, Page 14 by Suzanne Erfurth thursday s meeting of the Calumet Park Village Board was dominated by argue cents As to How to Deal with an area Radiator repair shop that some residents allege is using the Street As a private parking a petition was read which had been presented to the Board earlier b residents of the area around 127th and Laflin streets demanding that Doug s. Radiator shop be closed. According to the petition the Auto Mobile Radiator repair shop located on the 12700 Block of Laflin. Parks customers cars in front of residential Homes on the Block. Area residents who said they could not find space to Park their own cart asked police chief Robert Frodin ear Lier if he would speak to the repair Man. Frodin reported thursday that he had done so and had understood there had been no further he said none of the resident had contacted him since that time and that he would speak to the shop owner again on tuesday. An argument ensued As to what be Gal action if any could be taken against the repairman since it was not Clear that he was an Law. Conli tied on Pace 7 thousands of bargains in today s want ads the bargain Mart columns in the classified Section of today s economist contain thousands of items for Sale by private parties who no longer Haic a need for them. The Lone list of ads and items for Sale is the result of a free and offer by the economist to introduce the use of clarified ads to readers who items in storage that they no longer use. But can sell to who has a use for them More than read ers took advantage of the free and of Fer today s bargain Mart columns of Fer a wide variety of items priced under from a 1s11 Cash Register to an English jockey s hard hat. You la find an antique Coffee grinder and a 1113 Ria phonograph listed Loo. Known for nearly 70 years As the paper with the classified the economist has stayed in the forefront in adopting ideas and designing its classified pages to fit the needs of its readers. Private parties now have three in advertise items in the econ a l classified Section depending on in spline Price of 1he item. Kos paper to encourage of items for or less the economist has adopted a new classification called things for or less an and in this classification costs is for 3 lines and must be paid in Advance additional lines Are 3.1 tents each and form coupons appear regular in in the economist for the convenience of readers who want to take chant air of this Lew priced a to sell m Sive items. To sell things for More than but less than readers in tall the economist at a ask for an and taker and a thru want a a Drain Mart and the Cost of an cd in in popular bargain Mirt column is for 2 lines for 2 lines Are for the Days ers will be billed readers with items k. For than should tall ski ski and ask for an and Taf ctr these ads in the proper id Naif unc classification and billed at the regular tit no matter in which column 1tu classified and appears. 11 will run in All 13 newspaper in in 1 inn Mim group

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