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Chicago Heights Star (Newspaper) - June 28, 1955, Chicago Heights, Illinois Carrying the Newt of your neighbors in South Chicago Heights Steger it Crete Beecher Monee Matteson Frankfort Holbrook Glenwood and Thornton thi Star s Telephone number dial Skyline 5-6161 the Chicago Heights Star thi Star s Telephone number dial Skyline 5-6161 que via steals at. 55th year five Centi per single copy tuesday june 28, 1955 24 pages no. 26won�?Tt reconsider sanitary Bill Young pedestrian Hurt hint judge three Are injured May alter slightly in two 1 Choice a in inc few Terr w it accidents in City Hopes for reconsideration of House Bill 1220, designed to increase the number of Bloom sanitary District trustees from three to five and to make them in c o i j j a a elective offices have been i free persons one of them an 8-year-old pedestrian abandoned for the present ses were injured slightly in traffic accidents in Chicago Sion of the Illinois legislature. Heights saturday. Representative Arthur Spray Rosie Del Tore of Box 4, East Chicago Heights who was be. Sponsor of the legislation struck Down by an automobile said yesterday that appeals saturday evening was report from the Park Forest Village ask funds to obtain ambulance de in a a Good condition yesterday at St. James Hospital where she was removed following the Accident. The girl was hit by a car driven by e. H. Corbin 48, of 1242 Wentworth. He told police he was driving East on 14th Street when the girl suddenly darted from the North curb be Board and Many. Chicago Heights residents that the Bill be reconsidered would have to be ignored. A it is simply too late in this Sprague said. In voting last week the measure received 14 votes less than the constitutional majority of 77, although Only 30 an Appeal for contributions tween parked cars in front of members of the House voted from City business men Manu 329 East 14th fact users club groups and residents toward the Purchase of a new fire department ambulance was made during the week end by Edward j. Stua. Chairman of the Chicago Heights builders club ambulance fund drive committee. Two out of town residents were injured saturday morning in a three car collision at Vincennes and 14th Street. Joseph Arakelian 26, of 10615 May Street Chicago and John Ante 33. Of 101 South Madison Lagrange were against it. The death blow was dealt by representative Joseph Leli velt who spoke against the Bill reportedly describing it As a a squabble Between Park Forest and Chicago supported by of too Park Forest Village presi the builders club recently in treated at St. James following Dent Bob Dinerstein Immell vitiated the Campaign to raise the crash. Arakelian was re Money to buy the new vehicle leased the same Day while the ambulance now in use at Ante left the Hospital sunday. The department is 24 years old. Stua noted that the fire department has for sometime been a in urgent need of a new vehicle to serve the City As an Arakelian told police he was driving East on 14th and was about to turn North into Vincennes when anted a machine which was also eastbound ambulance and As a Carrier for struck his car from the rear. Its in Alator equipment Cut i the Impact bounced Araceli Ting torches and other tools to j arts vehicle Over the Northeast be used in cases of fires wrecks or other disasters. A in co operation with the National preparedness program in the event of an atomic he said a it is More important now than Ever that we have lately wired Lelivelt to demand reconsideration of the Bill pointing out that the Village trustees had voted unanimous endorsement of the measure. It was apparent yesterday however that the protest would be ignored and the present two openings on the Board of trustees would once again be filled by appointment. Lelivelt had been urged to oppose the Bill by Frank Lynch Rich township democratic committeeman who protested that the Bill would de 2, la Hon Prive the Cook county judge a Democrat of the appointments Corner at the intersection where it hit a tree and then slowed into a car in a parking lot. The parked machine was owned by Herbert j. Neah 23, of route Miller Woods. Police said both Ante and this vehicle at the disposal _ our fire department. Due to an j Arakelian walked to the Hospi Overall expansion program now Al. For treatment of their Man Progress in our City and with juries. Ante was Cut about tie More men and equipment need j no see lip forearm left leg of in these and other City de and Volle Arakelian apartments the City s budget has us awned neck in junes police thus been placed under a great i say Burden. As a result it is relying on a drive such As this to make the Purchase of this ambulance possible. Cites approximate Cost a the Cost of such an emergency Stua continued a will amount to approximately $5,000. This will include such equipment As Heaters spot Funera services for Wauer lights sirens a to an Macott a lock superintendent of ? Chicago Heights water de payment were held yesterday at the Spindler Koelling Chapel. Rites held for w. S. Niblock dead at age 71 Holder flashing red lights and other Stua said that three local automobile dealers had submitted bids on the ambulance. He said All three had offered the vehicle at Cost. A to raise the funds a Stua said a we Are Send or. Niblock 71, resided at 1202 Franklin. He suffered a stroke wednesday and died Friday at St. James Hospital. Nice Star per j0 Vondrasek. Pas., i i tor of the first methodist ins out letters of Appeal to All Church it officiated at final rates. Businessmen manufacture e r a burial Oak l local civic groups and clubs t fraternal and labor Organiza j Lions asking them to make con 1 masonic services were held tribute on by mail. We Are ask sunday night. Ing the general Public to make or. Niblock was a member its contributions at any local and past master of of amp am Bank or savings and loan or Lodge 851. He was also a Mem a animation where containers Ber of the Chicago Heights will be placed for their Conven country club and of the Bloom hence. Township Republican Organiza asks co operation Tion and an honorary member a this drive is for a local of vow Post 2825. Cause and members of the builders club Are volunteering their services toward its Success. Any surplus Money derived through the Campaign will be turned Over to the City to apply to the Purchase of other equipment for our fire department. We Hope that everyone wit co operate in this the builders club made the first donation to the drive Sam a last week. Serving As officers of the special fund drive committee along with Stua Are George Bonick co chairman Robert Crossin. Treasurer Fred Vav. Rube. Secre i Morrie guest 33, object of a tary and Anthony Lacorte tar manhunt in Chicago Heights min Frisco Joseph Ignelzi and wednesday by City and Chica while downstate judges normally Republican would continue to have the right to make the appointments. Judge Otto Kerner who had supported the legislation said yesterday he would begin again the Job of considering candidates for the Post. Kerner had decided nearly a month ago on Ralph Gritchen and Vav. R. Zellner both of Park Forest. This brought a storm of protest from Chicago Heights and was instrumental in the legislation being written to bring the Board a Aback into there has never been a Park Forest member of the three Man Board. Kerner deluged judge Kerner said he had been so deluged by requests for hearings on the appointments that a i am thinking of giving up being a judge and devoting full time to such Kerner perhaps the busiest Jurist in the county said he would have to consider All of the information he had accumulated on the matter before deciding on final appointments. Most speculation was that Kerner would stick to the appointment of Gritchen. A democratic precinct Captain whose appointment was engineered by Lynch and some other Rich township democrats but might dump Zellner in favor of a Chicago Heights representative. Kerner said he had no idea when he would reach a final decision in the matter. Employed 40 years at the mor Den Frog and crossing works now ram Apo Ajax he held the position of Plant Engineer up Karas promoted on retiring there six years ago. Surviving Are his wife. Lillian one daughter mrs. Velma Tiberi one sister mrs. Pearl Mare son and two grandchildren All of Chicago Heights. Morrie is still a guest in Chicago prison Carl Hirsch. Committee directors. Go police remains a a a guest of the City of Chicago in its bridewell jail. Guest had disappeared from the bridewell grounds earlier reports on theft of two Auto Hub Caps Clarence Moteo of 273 East j that Day. He was found hiding 22nd Street told Chicago. In the jails outer Yard some 32 Heights police saturday that hours later. He told police he two Hub Caps had been stolen had been going from hiding from his 1955 automobile while the car was packed alongside his Home during the night. Cemetery monuments smashed by vandals Chicago Heights police reported saturday that vandals had broken two monuments and several headstones in the rest Haven presbyterian reme Terv at 21st Street and Chicago Toad. Place to hiding place in trying to make Good his intended escape. Guest who lived at 1224 Wentworth until he moved to Chicago a few months ago was arrested by Chicago police june 19 after being accused of waving a knife at several nuns in St. Francis Catholic Church Roosevelt Road and new Berry Avenue. He was committed to the bridewell to await psychiatric examination. To sergeant of City police Force Frank Karas a Veteran of 18 years with the Chicago Heights police department was promoted to sergeant police chief Phil Howard said yesterday. Karasz promotion was the second such appointment in the department within the past week. Max Atkin a 19-year Veteran with the Force was also promoted to sergeant last week. Atkin is in charge of the identification and records Section of the department. Karas a. Member of the departments detective team joined the Force As a patrolman in 1937. Karas who also worked on the police desk for several years was appointed a detective in 1953. Coj Orfus Parade highlights state convention Here pick Chicago Heights Man to head a a Illinois order of purple heart women voters will meet at Bloom High Bloom High schools Board of education thursday approved a request from the Chicago Heights league of women voters to use a room at the High school during the 1955-56 school year for regular monthly meetings. The organization meet the third tuesday of each month. Everyone enjoys a Parade especially the youngsters. Saturday when the military order of the purple heart marched in Chicago Heights Young Billy Willet of Steger participated with a group of Young Baton twirlers from the area. Two youngsters in the Bottom photo watch Billy strut along from the Street curbing. The tyke seated on the curbing seems More interested in his Davey Crockett Banner than the Parade passing immediately before him. Policeman Leinen is hospitalized by heart ailment Gene Leinen Veteran Chicago Heights policeman was taken to St. James Hospital Friday. He was said to be suffering from a heart condition. Hospital officials yesterday reported Leinen a condition As a fairly Leinen will have been a member of the department for 20 years on Friday. He has been assigned to the desk for the past several years. Four members of Chicago Heights chapter 252 of the military order of the purple heart were elected to top posts in the state organization during the three Day convention held in the City during the week end. Named As state commander was Wendell Lowe of 1665 Bue. A Vista Circle. Lowe had served As the departments senior vice commander in 1954-55. Elected to state offices along with Lowe were Tony Bryzgalski 83 West 16th Street Mario Spina. 170 East 22nd Street and Russell goers 2 84 6 Chicago Road South Chicago Heights. Bryzgalski was elected state adjutant. Spina finance officer and goers sergeant at arms. Both Spina and goers Are past commanders of chapter 252. The latter holding that Post in 1952 53, and Spina serving in 1953 54. Spina also was sergeant at arms for the state department a few7 years ago. Too state delegates Lowe said More than too state delegates participated in the convention along with local chapter members. The sessions began with an open House at the chapters Headquarters 2646 Chicago Road South Chicago Heights Friday night. Mayor Carl Mcgehee extended the City a Welcome to the delegates at the first official business session saturday morning. The mayor told the delegates that a Chicago Heights is proud to be Host to our Fine Veteran organizations and we feel not Only Pride in them but deep gratitude to the men and women who have so loyally served in our country a armed forces and Many of w7hom�?As in your organization were wounded on the Field of Parade and dance Twenty marching units including drum and Bugle corps Drill teams and convention delegates took part in the Parade saturday afternoon. Saturday night the delegates were guests at a convention dance at the St. Agnes Church Hall. Memorial services were conducted by the Rev. William Doran of St. Agnes Church at the chapters Headquarters sunday morning while a banquet at the St. Agnes Church Hall that afternoon concluded the meeting. Harold Russell handles Veteran of world War ii was the guest speaker at the dinner attended by More than 175 delegates and members of the local chapter and their families. The new department officers were installed at the banquet session. Resident injured while changing Auto tire Sam april 41, of 233 West 15th Street. Chicago Heights w7as Cut above the left Eye saturday night while changing a tire on his automobile. April told Chicago Heights police the Auto Jack slipped off and struck him above the Eye while he was changing the tire. He was removed to St. James Hospital where two stitches were needed to close the Gash. Truck Driver reports theft of tool kit an Ohio truck Driver told Chicago Heights police Satur Day that someone had broken into his truck while it was naked in a lot at 1621 Shields and stole a tool kit. Earl veal a of Defiance told police the value of the tools was approximately $60. Wheels Are taken from new autos a City automobile Agency reported to Chicago Heights police yesterday the theft of four wheels and tires from two new cars parked in its display lot. Pat Rodgers service manager at Century motors 1717 Chicago Road told police the thieves had jacked up the new cars on Cement blocks and taken the two rear wheels and tires from both machines. He estimated the loss at $280. Meanwhile Otto Nichols of 148 East 14th Street told police Friday night that a purse containing Between $3 and s4 was stolen from his daughter s bedroom while he and the family were sitting in the front part of the House earlier that evening. An attempted burglary Early saturday in an East Side Home fizzled when the intruder aroused the sleeping residents. Mrs. Mary Austin of 1143 Wentworth told police the family had retired for the night when she awoke to hear someone rummaging through a paper sack in which she usually kept her purse. She said the would a be burglar struck a match in order to find his Way about the House and she awakened her husband who she said shouted at the intruder. She said the Man then fled via the front door of the Home. Mrs. Austin said nothing appeared to be missing As a result of Tho incident. Snappy drum and Bugle corps from the ardennes Post in Chicago passes in review top picture during saturday afternoon s Parade highlighting the three Day convention of the Illinois miliary order of the purple heart. Chicago Heights chapter 252, served As Host at the annual meeting. Below new state officers from the local Post Are pictured with Harold Russell Cente handles Veteran of world War ii during the convention banquet sunday at St. Agnes Church Hall. Shown with Russell Are left to right Tony Bryzgalski new state adjutant Russell goers sergeant at arms Wendell Lowe department commander for 1955-56, and Mario Spina finance officer. Bloom expansion program goes step further Bloom High schools Board of education last week authorized its architects to proceed further with working drawings and specifications for the $3,700,Ock school expansion program. The Board meeting with Paul Mccurry representative of Schmidt Garden and Erickson Chicago architects passed unanimously a motion to accept definitive sketches of the expansion program. The preliminary sketches were presented to the Board and representatives of its citizens advisory committee at a special meeting june to. In authorizing the architects to proceed with the working drawings the Board said it a recognized that some clarification of the sketches would be required As Progress on the working drawings and specifications is such clarifications it was indicated will be resolved on the basis of conferences Between the architects and Board of education. The Board also accepted a bid from the r. V. Carrier company of Chicago Heights to provide three overhanging lights for illuminating the area on the South Side of the school. The company bid $1,955 to make the installations. According to the plans one Light pole will be placed at each end of the Circle drive in Homecoming july 7-10 in South Heights a committee headed by Howard Eicher Tom Odum and James Leach is completing plans for the eighth annual Homecoming Celebration sponsored by the South Chicago Heights Volunteer fire department. The event will be held from july 7 through july to at the Village Park 26th and Jackson. Proceeds from the Homecoming Celebration will be used to Complete furnishing the new fire station which was readied for occupancy Early this year. Fire chief Russell Wickwire said a base dryer safety helmets and other fire fighting equipment is needed by his department. Was artist Bureau entertainers and pupils of the Marguerite school of dance will appear at the Homecoming which will be highlighted by water fights Between fire departments in the area. The Celebration will draw to a Climax saturday july 9, when a kiddie Parade is scheduled and sunday july to with the grand Parade. Prizes will be awarded to winners in the kiddie Parade which is open to All children in the area. Trophies will be presented to the Best Drill teams marching units bands floats and decorated cars in the grand Parade. Fire departments entered in the elimination water fight tournament include Matteson Holbrook Steger East Hazel Crest Sunnycrest Dolton Rich continued on Page 2register tonight summer band will organize area Grade school and High school band musicians Are invited to Register tonight Between 7 30 and 9 of clock in the old Bloom building for the summer band program to be conducted under auspices of the Chicago Heights Park Board. Registration fee for the program which is for advanced hand students is $2. Rehearsals will be held in the old Bloom building tuesday evenings throughout the summer and will be under the direction of Dean Sayre director of the Brookwood school band in Glenwood. Sayre said invitations had a it Een sent to band members of the various area school bands. However he urged All advanced band students who did not receive a personal invitation to Register at tonight s opening session. A your invitation list May have been incomplete a Sayre noted a because of last Minnite arrangements. That is Why i urge those band players who did no to receive an invitation to sign up for the program tonight. Certainly want All those who Are interested in the program to Sayre said the program is designed to work in conjunction with the local band directors and to keep the band students Active in music during the sum continued on Page 2. I continued on Page 2 ,

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