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Blue Island Sun Standard (Newspaper) - October 4, 1970, Blue Island, Illinois Blue Island a it in janitor of published in Blue Island by the Southtown economist inc. Vol. 93 sunday october 4, 1970 delivered to your door every thursday and sunday a it w j month newsstand copy is Cir i Atlon Sipai mint Pomoni 422-1212 / no 79open House at St. Francis paediatric department cite conductor for blockade of crossing Blue Island police during the height of the a Rush hours traffic late last tuesday sept. 29, issued a court summons to the conductor of a Baltimore and Ohio freight train which reportedly had been blocking the crossing on Western Avenue near 135th Street for at least 35 minutes. Patrolman Rizzuto was obliged to walk four blocks East along the tracks before he was Able to locate the conductor of the train Elton Spain. 8214 Giddings Norridge. In response to questioning by the police officer Spain said the stalled train was a b. Anal o. Transfer train which had left the 40th Street Yards and was headed for the b. And o. Yards. Conductor Spain was served with a ticket ordering him to appear in court dec. La at 9 30 . On a charge of obstructing a Public Highway. The following Day wednesday sept. 30. Complaints in the Case were signed and summons issued by judge Ronald Crane. There have been a number oct. 14, 15 and 16 at the of complaints made recently ramada inn Dolton. To the Sun Standard of trains state rep. Romie j. Blocking Western Avenue Palmer of Blue Island is Crossings in the South end of chairman of this committee the City for unreasonably Long periods of time. In some instances it was said As Many As two and or which was appointed some months ago by governor Ogilive. Similar Public hearings three trains follow one another were scheduled in various at slow Pace blocking traffic parts of the state including on this heavily travelled thoroughfare frequently for More than half an hour at a time. A resident of West 127th Street came to police Headquarters late monday afternoon sept. 28, to report that the 127th Street crossing of the Indiana Harbor Belt railway had been blocked earlier that Day for 18 minutes. Officials of various cities and villages in this Section of Chica Goland Are expected to Lodge complaints on the blocking of Crossings in violation of state Laws when the la Man Railroad Grade crossing investigative commission meets wednesday thursday and Friday East St. Louis Springfield Elmhurst and Rock Island. The commission was named by the governor to compile reports and complaints and pertinent information to be presented to the state legislature at the 77th general Assembly which is to Convene in january. This material it was said will be used to Frame legislation designed to bring about elimination of constant complaints of highways being blocked for Long periods of time. Such obstructions of the have often found it impossible to answer Calls promptly and have often been forced to make Long time consuming detours to reach their destination. Vow sponsors contest the 1970-71 voice of democracy contest sponsored by the veterans of foreign wars and its ladies auxiliary has now started the theme this year being a a Freedom our again this year the James Hamilton Lewis Post 2705 of the vow and its ladies auxiliary will sponsor St. Willibrord High school in their contest. First prize in the contest on the local level is a $25 savings Bond and moving upward there Are awards on the District department and National Levels. The first prize on the National level is $10,000. Or. Rosaria for St. Highways it is said often Willibrord is assisting in this program which is under the creates a dangerous situation for emergency vehicles such As ambulances fire apparatus police vehicles etc., direction of Post 2705 chairmen Bill Farr 9644 s. Luella and Mary Ann Rodenberg. Lions and Leader dogs travel together Home show closes sunday the economist newspapers annual Home show Rushing toward a scintillating Climax once the prelude to the final curtain. The Winner and his or her companion will depart Jan. 5, 1971 aboard the Holland again is in record breaking american is Nieuwe am proportions in the new exhibition Hall in the Ford City shopping Center. The Climax of course will Ster dam for the Beautiful Caribbean Waters touching at such ports As St. Maarten Basse Terre Guadeloupe St. Be reached tonight when Thomas and St. Barthelmy. Major prizes will be handed activities aboard the out. These prizes including a floating Palace is Nieuwe 10-Day Holland american Amsterdam will include deluxe cruise for two in the swimming saunas shows romantic Caribbean Waters shopping dancing concerts will be awarded before the an it night club activities curtain Falls on the Home since the ribbon cutting show stage an event that has ceremonies Early thursday Terr gating the Booth attendants. Once the ribbon was Cut the crowd surged Forward. The excited visitors seized shopping bags made available at the door and went on their varied merry ways. The visitors stopped momentarily to Deposit their ticket at the big Box and then to drop their names into the vast drum which will whirl around tonight and Emit the name of the Winner of the Caribbean cruise. Eventually again see the persons they were jostling in the corridors of the huge exhibition Hall. The Booths Are so constructed that it is possible to Circle left or right to see the Many Choice items on display. By the time the name of the Winner of the Caribbean cruise is announced tonight the thousands of sightseers will have had an Opportunity to win others prizes awards and gifts. The shopping bags available at the Entrance of a there is no greater thrill than being Able to Cross a Street without hanging onto somebody a said a recent graduate of the Lions Leader dog school. The project which provides guide dogs for the Blind who cannot walk alone is the most dramatic and Best known activity of the Lions club. On Friday oct. 9, 28,000 Lions will be Selling Candy Rolls for this program and numerous others including the Hadley school for the Blind Illinois Camp Lions for visually handicapped children dialogue a recorded service for the Blind and the Illinois society for the prevention of blindness. New in cars delayed until March or later been gaining in popularity As the years pass. The Caribbean cruise Courtesy of the Ford City Bank travel department will Mark afternoon there has been a steady Stream of sightseers going through the Many a aisles of today and tomorrow inspecting the various attractions and in once inside the doors that the new exhibition Hall Are Lead from Ford City a Peacock always Well filled before the Alley into the new exhibition visitors have started to Hall the thousands of visitors Complete the circles visiting have an option of turning right this Booth and that stopping or going straight to View the to sign names and addresses attractive Home show items and receiving courteous and those that turn right will Friendly advice. Crowd jams Home show Joe Broderick promotions manager economist from left Harry Sikerski manager of Ford City newspapers left and de Temmel general and shopping Center Broderick Temmel state rep. Ver Tising manager of the economist Cut ribbon at Walter babe Mcavoy 27thand Sal Vispisiano Ford City thursday at 16th opening of the manager of corvettes Ford City. Economist newspapers annual Home show. The hundreds of Blue Island and Calumet Park residents who use the Illinois centrals electric suburban line trains in going to and from their daily tasks in downtown Chicago Arentt going to have their first ride in the new in cars Early in december As had been promised. Now despite Rosy predictions made in recent weeks it has become evident it will probably be March of next year and possibly later before first of the Fleet of 130 new double Decker air conditioned cars go into service Here. News that a delay of three months or More is foreseen in delivery of the first cars came from George Simmons of Harvey a member of the Board of trustees of the Chicago South suburban mass transit District. The transit District months ago placed an order for 123 cars with the St. Louis car company and in May ordered seven More. These cars to be purchased by the District with a Grant from the u. S. Department of transportation together with a lesser sum provided by the Illinois Central will be operated and maintained by the suburban line on a lease basis. In releasing news that work on the order for the Illinois Central cars has dragged along at a snails Pace to a Point where it is now May be As much As 16 weeks behind schedule. Simmons said. His prediction that the car company will not be Able to meet terms of its multimillion Dollar contract with the transit District was made despite the fact that members of the Board had been advised to refrain from making statements to the press As to Progress on the car order until after the meeting of the Board wednesday oct. 7. Statements made by Simmons As he told of Lack of Progress on the car order indicated that he sought in past months to have the transit Board demand that the car builders meet the delivery terms of their contract but his pleas were ignored by other members of the transit Board. Jack Pigott executive director of the transit Board three trustees and officials of the Illinois Central visited the car building Plant in St. Louis sept. La after the Board had finally become concerned with what seemed an unreasonable delay in construction of the cars he said. Following this visit letters were sent to All members of the transit Board informing them that work on the cars was far behind schedule and instructing them not to make any comment to news Media until after the oct. 7 Board meeting. Trustee Simmons explained that he Felt news of the lag in work on the cars should be released to the Public at once. He said he believes he has violated no Section of the districts by Laws in releasing this news. Simmons added that he will not attend the oct. 7 meeting of the transit Board. The Harvey trustee declared he feels excuses offered by the car builders for Lack of Progress Are Flimsy. A letter received by the transit Board sept. 21 from the car building firm gave As reasons for the delay the fact company that delivery would that work had to be completed be made on time. On numerous drawing. He has suggested the prior commitments which possibility that Legal action be had to be filled was another taken in the courts to Force the explanation Louis car inquiries Progress. Offered by St. In response to As to Lack of Simmons declared he is puzzled by the fact that about two weeks ago Jack Pigott executive director of the transit District in his monthly report to the u. S. Department reports of the transit districts of transportation stated that executive director indicated work on the car order was All was Well with the car or going Forward on schedule. Der. Car company to live up a to the letter of the contract. It was suggested by Simmons that financial difficulties might be a Factor in Lack of Progress on the cars. He pointed out that Stock Market reports of general he asserted that monthly similar optimistic views had been made by members Everett Klipp chairman of the equipment committee of the transit District and Joe Opferman of Richa Richton Simmons said that the three steel industries Parent company of St. Louis car Are at lows which might indicate financial troubles. It was at his insistence vice chairman he said. Simmons pointed out that when the order for seven additional cars was placed in May 1970 he warned officials of the car building Plant that delivery of the first cars was to be made in december 1970 As per terms of the contract. The Harvey trustee added that he was Given positive Assurance by Heads of the car trustees made the special visit to the St. Louis Plant on sept. 11 to get definite answers As to Progress on the 130 car order. Members of the transit Board who were in the group visiting the Plant at that time were Richard w. Austin of Flossmoor Board chairman Robert Durkee Olympia Fields and Otto Niederbach. East Hazel Crest. Mama will meet oct. 14 Cook county South chapter consultant instructor medical of american association of surgical nursing. Thornton medical assistants will hold Community College. Subject their regular monthly meeting a a what a in a name on oct. 14, at Beverly Woods medical assistants Are restaurant 11532 s. Western cordially invited. For ave. Cocktail hour begins at 6 reservations Contact mrs. . Followed by dinner and Ethel Panek Public relations business meeting. Chairman 5649 s. Artesian guest speaker for the.ave., Chicago Illinois 60629, evening will be mrs. Carol phone he 4-7996or or 6-3114 Scherba r n private duty or miss Cecilia Kenny social staff nursing educational chairman 11750 s. Homan

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