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Chicago Heights Star (Newspaper) - February 4, 1962, Chicago Heights, Illinois It s official Grade school Bond vote february 24 Story on this Poge Chicago Heights Star Skyline 5-6161 Skyline 5-6161 61st year 56 pages three sections sunday february 4, 1962 ten cents per single copy no. 86 to seek unlisted property two of the principals at the annual dinner sponsored by the committee for Heights get together for a Brief Chat at Chicago Heights american legion Hall on wednesday. At left is mayor Charles Grupp who headed a delegation of City officials honoured at the affair. His companion is James m. Patterson of Olympia Fields american Oil company Public relations director guest speaker at the dinner who commended the committee for promoting the City s economic development. City finances put Ritter in Lead for consideration by Charles Loebbaka second in a series except fur one important consideration William o. J Ritter commissioner of accounts and finances appears at the moment to be the leading Republican Choice for Chicago Heights mayor in 1963. The major qualification is time. Can Ritter devote another four years of time consuming work to municipal i affairs set Bond vote for feb. 24th Peirce Vandercook retiring executive vice president of the committee for Chicago Heights receives a gift from committee president Joseph j. Mcgrane in recognition of his service to the organization. The gift an engraved Gold 38-jewel wrist watch was accompanied by a certificate of appreciation signed by All of the organization s directors and past presidents. Vandercook will continue with the committee As director of Industrial development school District no. Board of education wednesday night officially set february 24 As the Date for another attempt to secure voter approval of a $1,989,000 Bond Issue for additional classrooms and school buildings if he does run for the City Stop position republicans can be counted on to Call attention to the. Record he has made As director of City finances. The 53-year-o id Chicago Heights Man is chiefly responsible for pulling the City out of the red and keeping it in the Black during this administra-170�?Tsuion�?Ts first two years in office. The annual City audits Tell the Story. When Ritter and the other members of the Council assumed office in april 1959, they encountered a deficit of $73,722.38 in the general the referendum Marks the corporate fund third time the District will seek in the previous councils last approval for construction to a1 year in off ice expenses had hit deviate acute space problems. Eleven polling places will be open from noon to 7 . For the balloting. The proposal to be submitted to voters includes a construction of a new seventh Grade Junior High building on the Washington school site. Building of a k-6 addition to Wilson school. A construction of a new k-6 school at 10th Street and Roby Avenue. A addition of 12 rooms to Franklin school. A improvement of the playgrounds at Lincoln and Franklin schools. Inclusion of a seventh Grade the $1,115,971.23 Mark while slumping revenues amounted to Only $1,042,248.85. With Ritter clamping Down on haphazard buying habits and uncontrolled expenditures the new Council closed its first fiscal year on april 31, 1960, with a balance of $226,372.49. In that first year expenditures in the Public affairs department dropped $27,391.87. Public health and safety $16,-844.23, streets and Public in prove ments $39,583.83, and garbage $29,262.95. Total corporate expenses that first year were slashed by $95,142.46 in an Economy drive headed by Ritter while a $200,000-plus boost in Reven the City on a Gail and Carol Hahn daughters of or. And mrs. Gustav w. Hahn add Bright touch to the Young Bear which they cast from the recent Snow. The four foot Snow animal is in the front Yard of the Hahn Home 1323 Scott Avenue Chicago Heights. Driver injured school bus skidding car collide on icy pavement building at the Washington school site will eliminate the tie helped place controversial Thorn Creek Boundary line for Junior High attendance. All children in the seventh and eighth grades will attend school at Washington. Firm financial foundation. Now on a better footing the a spinning Auto was rammed from the rear by a Busload of Junior High school basketball players from Park Forest Friday afternoon in Flossmoor. The Driver of the car Paul j. Lehner 17, of 2243 West 123rd place Blue Island was the Only person hospitalized after the crash. Council loosened its Belt and spent $1,260,919.58 from the corporate fund in the year ending april 31, 1961. Mcgrane himself was commended for his service to the committee and presented this mounted illuminated world Globe. Kenneth Motlong left president of the first National Bank in Chicago Heights and committee vice president made the presentation. The dinner event largest in the committees eight year history was attended by More than 400 persons. City officials honoured committee is praised by dinner speaker the committee for Chicago Heights was commended wednesday for activities that have increased personal incomes More than $36 million a year and have helped make Chicago Heights the Hub of Industrial development in this area. James m. Patterson Public relations director for american Oil company praised the committee for its a tremendous contributions to the Progress of this area during the last eight years in a speech at the committees annual dinner meeting that saluted the City government. The dinner event largest in the committees eight year history was attended by More than 400 members of the chamber of Commerce organization their wives and guests. Also present As guests at the affair in the Chicago Heights american i Region Hall were top officials in the City government including mayor Charles Grupp. The organization also took the occasion to Honor j Peirce Vandercook its retiring executive vice president and to commend four outgoing directors. Joseph j. Mcgrane outgoing president who paid tribute to Vandercook and the other four officials in behalf of the com-1 Mittee w As himself commended for service to the organization i continued on Page 4 Panichi installed As president of cd committee lib Panichi Plant manager press Tite division of the Martin Marietta corporation was elected and installed As president of the committee for Chicago Heights on Friday at a meeting in the organization s Headquarters. Panichi who was committee Secretary in 1961, succeeds Joseph j. Mcgrane attorney. Panichi lives at 1808 Cornell Flossmoor. Also elected and installed for one year terms at the meeting were Kenneth Mot Long president of the first National Bank in Chicago Heights Helen sergeant manager credit Bureau of Chicago Heights Secretary and Glen e. Paulsen manager Carson Pirie Scott and company treasurer. The committee currently has a membership of More than 400 member firms. Bond issues for expansion of facilities have been turned Down by voters on two other occasions. By a vote of 1,106 to 916, voters on May 27. 1961, Defeated one Bond Issue. The second Bond Issue try was rejected at the polls de i Cember 2 by a margin of 2,400 to 1,514. The december 2 Issue included a k-8 school at 10th j and Roby instead of a new seventh Grade building at the Washington school site. In other action wednesday night the Board of education approved a request by the Olympia Terrace boys baseball association to use the Greenbriar school grounds this summer for a baseball program. The Board also heard a test demonstration of a new i Siren Type signal. The signal is to be tested to see if it can j j provide two different warnings one for evacuation of the build my and one for moving from classrooms to hallways. The system is being considered As a possible supplement to the present warning system a and no decision will be made until the device is tested. Volunteers urge Public rehearsal for emergencies officials of Steger estates Volunteer department have urged residents of the area to rehearse emergency procedures after a fruitless attempt thursday night to find a caller who reported her baby was choking. The unit arrived w within min-1 utes at the address Given Only to find no one in the Vicinity had telephoned the message. After an hours search in the i cold the men returned to the fire House. A spokesman said it we As pointless for the unit to Drill for such emergencies if Resi i dents were unable to relay pertinent information. Expenditures were still watched As closely by Ritter but with a Cushion behind them City officials were Able to buy new much needed equipment hire More policemen and Grant raises to most City employees. Ritter a supervision of f i dances is interpreted by those close to him As reflecting his sincere concern for the welfare of his Home town which he con it continued on Page ii sch clarifies City government services servants to everyone who Ever has been hazy on what that faceless non entity the a City government a actually is and does the committee for Chicago Heights offered a novel description As the foreword to the printed program for the committee s annual Din Nual dinner wednesday. Under the salutation a we Salute our City government a this summary of municipal services and servants followed a provider of water fire fighters policemen building permits collector of garbage refuse stray animals lost children maintainer of streets alleys sewers parking lots water Mains inspector of health safety electric i i a plumbing buildings subdivisions c o 11 e c t o r of sales tax water tax licenses parking meter Nickels regulator of building zoning traffic absorbers of abuse insults misunderstandings there followed a listing of the principal City officials from police magistrate to mayor and then the foreword concluded with a we today recognize Salute and thank you for Public service rendered for inadequate compensation. Glen e. Paulsen flaws slow pygmalion by drama group by Mel Dupont it is difficult to decide whether the Chicago Heights drama groups presentation of a a pygmalion Friday night at Bloom auditorium was a Success beset with Many Small failures or a failure crowned with Many Small successes. The final result was somewhat Akin to a string of pearls that had come Unstrung. When a pm a y does no to hang together the actors often hang separately. One of the main difficulties was the slow pacing and what seemed like an inordinate number of missed cues. When you re performing a play by that garrulous gabber Shaw a dropped line lands w i t h a thump. His dialogue in u s t be delivered with in a c h i n a gun Speed there is no time to Load and fire single shots. Sonni Fink portrayed Eliza Doolittle and most of the time proved worthy of this prize continued on Page 4 i he we As reported in Good condition saturday at St. James i Hospital. The car was struck when it a spun backwards into the path i of the bus w Hile trying to avoid i a parked truck on Kedzie Avenue just Northwest of Homewood Flossmoor High school. Kenneth Reinach 13, of 335 Somonauk Park Forest Glen Paulsen named head of Drod Glen e. Paulsen manager of the Carson Pirie Scott and company store in Chicago Heights has been elected chairman of the downtown retail merchants division of the committee for Chicago Heights. Paulsen who lives at 260 West 14th Street Chicago Heights succeeds William Reed director of advertising and promotions for Star publications. Elected to the newly created Post of vice chairman of the Drod at the organizations meeting thursday was Sam Cohn manager of the ladies shop. Cohn also is president of i the Chicago Heights Lions club. Active in Community affairs Paulsen is treasurer of the committee for Chicago Heights general chairman of services for the Chicago Heights chapter of the american red Cross and a Board member of the South suburban family counselling service and the Chicago Heights Community fund. Retiring directors of the dry do a 15-member Board Are j James Houran vice president of Cooke a office equipment i inc., and Paul g. H e n s e i of Carson Pirie Scott who was recently promoted to manager of the company a Joliet store. Secretary of the Drod. Which a currently has nearly too member firms is Ben Pitcher executive vice president of the committee for Chicago Heights. Firemen answer 3 Calls in one minute within one minute late wednesday afternoon Chicago Heights firemen answered three Calls. No damage was reported at any of the locations. Equipment was sent to de Soto chemicals general Felt and Carson Pirie Scott and company. Suffered a bump on the head in the smash up but no other occupants of the bus were Hurt. The players members of the Blackhawk Junior High school lightweight and heavyweight teams were in route to a game j in Markham. Lehner told Flossmoor police he was driving South on Kedzie when he saw a truck parked j in his Lane. He said he applied his brakes when he saw he would be in Able to pass the truck due to the oncoming northbound bus. Lehner police said apparently skidded on the Street glazed by a freezing rain and i spun backwards toward the bus. When struck by the bus the car plunged into a ditch bordering the Street. Driver of the bus owned by Kickert bus company was John j. Scott 40, of 203rd Street and Torrence Avenue Bloom township. Both he and Lehner told Flossmoor police that the Driver of the truck immediately fled the scene. The bus was unable to continue to Markham due to a damaged front end. The 25 players were transferred to another bus and taken to the game. Also on the bus were Gus Grimm principal of Blackhawk school and two teachers. One person suffered minor injuries wednesday evening in a two car crash at 183rd Street and Park Avenue Homewo Ood. Treated at St. James Hospital was John a. Tripp 23, of 1350 continued on Page 4 be Tom a Mew amp my or Juds j he Sta Ajodia sunday Sermonetti Page. 5 obituaries 6 editorials 8 books of the week 8 counterpoint 8 the outlet 8 especially for women. 911 contract Bridge to King Arthurs court 12 the hot Corner is sports 15 17 amusements 18 classified advertising business directory 21-27 canvass so. Cook a a a Survey will be made to determine if there is any construction in Bloom Rich and Thornton townships which has not been reported to the county assessors office. The Check w ill not be completed until next year when the assessor surveys the quadrant in which the townships Are situated said Russell Johnson director of appraisals. The Survey will be made by the assessors new Mobile unit which travels from township to township throughout Cook county. The Mobile unit found unlisted buildings and additions with an assessed valuation of More than $2,000,000 in a Survey of Maine township. About 75 per cent of those improvements Are s u b j e c t to Back taxes of from two to four years according to p. J. Culler ton assessor. A the assessed valuation of this property is adding immensely to the total assessment a he said. A by adding to the total assessment the tax base is broadened benefiting the individual taxpayers in the township and the county As a since the Mobile unit was set up in november an average of 80 taxpayers a Day visit the unit to seek information about their property appraisals Cullerton said. The unit recently visited Bloom and Rich townships. The trailer which is under the direct supervision of Edward Sieja chief Deputy assessor stays in a township a week at a time parking in strategic locations where it is most conveniently accessible for housewives. A Many housewives come to the trailer with their children every Day to inquire about their assessments a said Johnson. A whenever it appears that an error has been made an appraiser is sent to the complainants Home on the same Day if possible and the matter is handled right on the a in a number of cases errors were caught which were i corrected on the Field cards that Are carried in the appliances stolen from apartments burglars carted away heavy appliances valued at $1,100 Early Friday morning from an apartment building under construction at 128 Joe Orr Road Chicago Heights. Taken were two 11-c u b i a foot refrigerators two 30-Inch Gas ranges and two one ton air conditioners. The appliances were taken from two basement apartments which were being furnished for use As models. The crime was discovered by Joseph Lerose owner. A Smail window was forced open to gain entry to the apartments. Two inside doors were kicked in by the burglars causing $50 damage. In another crime Robert Koa Witter 23, of 420 West 15th Street Chicago Heights told police a tool Chest valued at $50 was stolen from his Auto Friday night or saturday morning while the car was parked in the City lot on Vincennes ave nue. Burglars stole an empty Safe and steel Cash Box wednesday night or thursday morning from Arrow Coal and Oil 2113 Euclid Avenue Chicago Heights. The $100 Safe and the Cash Box were taken from the firms i office building. A window on the South Wall of the office was raised to permit entry. Police found no pry Marks on the window. A purse containing $135 was stolen wednesday night from a Monee woman while she was continued on Page 4 unit will mayoralty prospects

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