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Blue Island Sun Standard (Newspaper) - September 24, 1972, Blue Island, Illinois District 218 referendum drive Onset details below of11vfrfd to tour Nook very in Ursa y and sunday morning 6 5 a f in onto newsstand copy 15 f Paul Amon dip Abs Nunt Phon 422-12 12 Blue Island vol. 95 a it a 8>tanfoar& published in Blue Island by the Southtown economist inc. Sunday september 24,1972 no. 77 Eden in the City when Illinois was Young it was named the Garden state a after the biblical Eden and it was said that Adam would have Felt perfectly at Home in its Green Beauty. In this Corner of the City a Modem Garden proves that the land under Chicago is As Rich As it Ever was if the Gardener is As talented As mrs. Marie Mottin. Here a Mountain Ash tree presides Over geraniums begonias roses and dahlias in one portion of her Garden which covers seven landscaped lots at 5517 Oak Park ave. She cultivates two huge vegetable gardens in the Back Yard and her artistry has been recognized Many times with top prizes in mayor Richard Daley s Quot Chicago Beautiful staff photo by George Bertonz what dist. 218 referendum dec. 9 Means to taxpayers a series of pre training sessions and orientation began this week in Community High school District 218 to bring District employees up to Date about the forthcoming referendum. Robert Withers Board member and chairman of the facilities committee explained procedures and pre Campaign objectives to administrators and building principals. He said Quot we Are asking people to help who have never helped before. A speakers Bureau has been set up and various civic service and Parent groups Are currently being contacted. Speakers on the referendum Are available for anyone by calling 597-6300, ext. 362. Withers cited figures on what the referendum will mean to taxpayers in relation to tax increases. He said Quot our current rate received by this District is $2.35 per $100 assessed value. The new rate would be increased to $2.40 per $100 of Assed he went on to say Quot if you have a Home with an assessed valuation of $10,000, your tax increase to District 218 would be $5.�?� he added Quot after calculating my own tax increase on our Home in Blue Island i anticipate a Mere increase of $3.70 a year. This is about a Penny a Day. Hie Price is so Small considering what a Large investment we have a he concluded. It was noted that with better schools and education real estate values remain healthy and the Community prospers. All residents of Community High school District 218 who Are 18 years old or Over Are citizens of the United states residents of Illinois for 6 months and have resided in the District for 30 Days prior to the District 218 Bond referendum saturday dec. 9, Are eligible to vote. They must however be registered. Qualified voters have until 4 . On monday oct. 2 to Register. They May do so at the Worth township a building 5831 w. 115th st., Worth 111. Office hours begin at 9 . Each Day. It will remain open saturday prior to the oct. 2 Cut off Date from 9 . To noon. Voters living in Calumet township May Register at the township office 2353 York st., Blue Island monday through Friday 9 30 . To 4 . Closed 12 to i . Voters living in Bremen township May Register at the township office 16361 s. Kedzie ave., Markham monday through Friday 9 . To3 30p.m. Registration hours saturday sept. 30 will be 9 to 12. Quot residents of Community High school District 218 Are encouraged to Register so that they May voice their vote on dec. 9�?�, said or. Lowell m. Johnson superintendent. Enrolment up 1% 42 pupils in District 130 by Jan o Rourke total enrolment in the Blue Island Public schools District 130, is 4,037, an increase of 42 pupils Over last year it was announced at the first Board meeting of the new school year held thursday at Everett f. Ken Junior High 123rd and Greenwood recently renamed after the former superintendent who retired this past summer. The present enrolment of the District which includes special education classes represents an increase of approximately i per cent falling considerably below earlier projections. Broken Down by buildings the enrolment is As follows Greenbriar 150 Greenwood 240 Nathan Hale primary 763 Nathan Hale intermediate 580 Lincoln 246 Horace Mann 306 Paul Revere. 389 Sanders. 148 Whittier 330 Kerr Junior High 840 enrolled in Southwest Cook county cooperative association for special education classes 36. Or. Howard Wadious assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction reported that the new Pupil teacher ratio figures show an average of one teacher for each 33.04 students at the Junior High level and one teacher for each 30.30 students in grades one through six. The kindergarten averages 29 students per teacher. Norman Zibell president of the school Board stated that District 130 has received a certificate of recognition from Michael Bakalis state superintendent of Public instruction. Supt. Wroblewski asked that the Board approve a change in Parent teacher conference Date from May 18 to May la to coincide with the District 218 workshop Day. He also requested approval of four half Day in service training sessions. This year s sessions will be on nov. 9, Jan. 19, May to and june 6, tentatively. Or. Zachous elaborated on these training sessions for teachers in order to improve instruction. The meeting of the Illinois association of school boards will be held at Amos Alonzo Stagg High school. Guest speaker will be or. George b. Redfern associate Secretary for the american association of school associations Aasa. Two Board members and four Cabinet members of 130 will attend. Edward Pitlik presented a series of slides illustrating the outdoor educational program. This program will begin its fall session on sept 25, and its Spring session March 26 the program is designed to give the children Freedom to study what they want explained Pitlik. The outdoor portion of the Day which the children attend at Camp Palos involves ecology and environment while the indoor program uses audiovisual aids to elaborate i Many related subjects. He emphasized in this talk that safety is stressed and the children Are under constant supervision on these trips. Ray Proctor insurance representative gave a Short report on the districts fire insurance program. Proctor Felt that there had been considerable improvement in fire insurance coverage bringing the District coverage up to 84 million dollars. Arthur Kent administrative assistant commented that he Felt that the districts premiums were in line a contract for conversion to Gas fired burners at the Revere school was awarded to Admiral heating it ventilating inc., of Hillside 111., which gave the lowest bid $13,756. Twenty three bid invitations were submitted in addition to one bid invitation by publication. Only five bids were received a new building rental agreement has been instituted this year. Under this new pact the Cost for the use of a building a by Community non profit organizations a will be $8 per hour with an additional straight $4 fee for each additional room. Supt. Wroblewski was authorized by the Board As co signer for the student activity and interest funds the Board also authorized the president and the Secretary to sign a contract with the building service employees Union number la. Grant Lewis reported briefly on District Security stating that research being done1 on costs would be hopefully completed within two months he added that along with the study of Security services they were looking into the possibility of having a Security system of its own for the District. A letter from Newell Jenkins Legal counsel for the District was clarified by or Wroblewski. The letter dealt with state of Illinois requirements for changes in regular and special school Board meetings. Or. Wroblewski stated that a a special meeting requires 24 hours notice but a rescheduled regular meeting requires to Days notice Quot following the meeting the Board adjourned to executive session Home burglarized a Blue Island Home was burglarized last monday evening with approximately $450 in valuables and Money taken. The owner of the Home located in the 2500 Block of Broadway told police he left at approximately 4 30 . And when he returned after Midnight the burglary had taken place. Pry Marks were visible on the front door police said. Reported missing were $40 in Cash a portable Black and White television a stereo radio combination and a clock. Blue Island police were called to break up what they termed a Domestic quarrel wednesday evening at the Corner of James and Western Sis. Two women whom police said were Mother and daughter were found apparently fighting with a third woman attempting to break up the disturbance City news notes registration is now open for the Blue Island Park District fall programs which begin on oct 2. For recreation information Call 385-3304 dds s chapter of Campus life of cd youth for Christ will hold a a Burger Bash Quot on thursday sept. 28, at memorial Park Pavillion from 6 30 to 8 30 . It s All you can eat for .75 cents tickets Are available from members or at the Gate. Following supper there will be a Short program to introduce students to Campus life. Dave Forbes of Alsip is the director for More information Call 597-8834 the second in a series of films on Home safety and preparedness sponsored by the Blue Island civil defense will be Given wednesday evening at 8 . In the meeting room 2nd floor above City Hall. Scheduled Are town of the times a starring Ralph Meeker and a in time of Emer Gencye issued by the office of civil defense department of defense the Public is Welcome. Sex cub Star Andy Pafko guest of Honor Cal Park Little league surrounds former cub Star Andy Pafko at the recent graduation banquet held at Rosewood inn. Pictured above standing Are left to right Pat Boyle. Bruce Pawola Bob Reading Chip Rybarski Mickey Juarez Dan Herman Chris Iversen president Ray Martino Rich Nahulak Mark Doder Tom o Malley Frank Rosman. In front left to right Are John Hernandez Andy Pafko Ken Lis far right. Another photo appears inside

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