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Chicago Heights Star (Newspaper) - May 27, 1990, Chicago Heights, Illinois Your Community newspaper Chicago Heights area edition 70 pages�?8 sections sunday May 27, 1990 50 cents per copy 90th year no. 14 Star tops class of it nation to to suburbs Best the Star has been named finest in its class among major suburban newspapers in the , and Canada. This newspaper won suburban newspapers of America s first place award for general excellence a the most coveted award in the a Barban newspaper Industry. The Star led All suburban newspapers with circulation Between 50,000 and 100,000. Presentation of the award will take place june 14 at snaps summer management conference in san Antonio Texas. San is an organization of More than 200 newspaper and newspaper related companies in North America. Total circulation of the member newspapers is approximately to million. A we at the Star take a great Deal of Pride in this Honor a Norman Rosinski president and publisher of Star publications said. We Are particularly pleased that it recognizes the contribution of virtually All facets of newspaper production a editorial Content advertising effectiveness and typography. A it reflects the work everyone Here has put into making an already Fine newspaper better. A of course that Effort will continue. We have a number of further improvements in process a Rosinski said. According to san the contests goal is to provide recognition for the suburban newspapers judged to be the Best in the Industry and a to stimulate higher standards of excellence. As we As to focus National attention on suburban newspapers. This is the third year for the general excellence Competition conducted by san. The Star has previously won a number of first place awards in the organizations separate contests measuring Var it ions facets of editorial and advertising Quality. Second place in the circulation class won by the Star went to the grand Prairie news in suburban Dallas Texas and third to the Downers Grove Iii reporter also the Wilmette do life pub amp bed by Pioneer newspapers won first place for suburban papers of More than 100,000 circulation. Both Star publications and Pioneer Are members of the Chicago Sun times company a family of publications. Fire officials Trace response to Blaze opening Day a a Quot a a a a a pc Quot players in South Chicago Heights youth baseball pro traditional opening Day Parade. The Day included a Gram ride in a Village fire engine during last sunday s ceremony at Grant school Field before games began. Mother claims cops brutal by Pete Reynolds Chicago Heights fire officials have denied allegations that the fire department was lax in responding to a fire last sunday that left Between 20 and 25 East Side residents homeless. Two two Story Frame Homes at 1429 and 1431 fifth ave. Were destroyed As firefighters battled a stiff Northeast wind that fanned the flames and imperilled a third House in the tightly packed Block of Homes. The fire caused an estimated $28,000 in property damage. According to Chicago Heights fire officials the fire began when an electrical component in a refrigerator at 1429 fifth ave. Apparently malfunctioned and burst into flames at approximately 11 40 . Witnesses at the scene told fire officials that residents attempted to put out the fire themselves. The fire department was not notified until the Blaze had at least a 15-minute head Start according to fire it. Thomas Martelle. A the House was fully involved when the first units arrived at the scene a Martelle said. A i thought we were going to lose three a i talked to one Man who lived at 1431, next door to the House where the fire started. He told that he woke up saw the smoke and fire but thought people were cooking and went Back to bed a Martelle said. A that fire had a 15-minute once the fire department was notified engine companies from three fire stations were on the scene within two minutes and 36 seconds Martello said. Water hit the Blaze within five minutes after that he added. However Community activist Ronald Harper disputed that claim. Harper saying he represented a number of East Side residents told the Star that residents claimed firefighters were on the scene for �?o20 to please turn to Page a-2 by Mary sue Penn a Chicago Heights woman has filed a complaint with the Cook county states attorneys office charging that she and her daughter were victims of police brutality. Hattie Keyes Gipson 41, and her daughter Tirena 16, both of 1120 Wentworth ave., said Tirena a knee was injured when she was thrown to the ground by a Chicago Heights police officer. They claim police repeatedly used racial slurs and profanity and did not read them their rights. Police claim that the Mother and daughter interfered with their work and attacked them. The incident started at about 5 . May 9 when police who said they were responding to a tip about a Man Selling drugs at 12th Street and fifth Avenue spotted Tirena a brother James 14, on that Corner. The Plain clothes officers brought James outside and began to search him for drugs or weapons. Tirena went Home to get her Mother. Police found nothing on James and later released him. In the meantime Hattie Keyes Gipson had arrived and asked police to let her son go. She said one of the police officers started to shove her. A second officer David Basile also pushed her she charges. Tirena said that when she protested Basile twisted her behind her Back and tried to push her against the Brick Wall. She reached out to break her fall. The officer told her that she was going to the juvenile detention Center for six months she said. She claims please turn to Page a-2 school trip ends in tragedy eighth grader drowns in Pool by Mary sue Penn cottage Grove Middle school officials picked Toronto Canada for the Ford Heights schools eighth Grade trip this year thinking they would find fewer problems than with their usual spot Washington . But their Good intentions had tragic results. One of the 48 students on the trip 13-year-old Arthur Wade drowned in the ramada inn swimming Pool in Toronto thursday night the first night of the trip. Police found Arthurs body in 9-foot-deep water described As a murky a after prodding the Pool with steel poles. Arthur one of seven children in the Wade family of Ford Heights swim very Well his Mother said. Arthur and the other cottage Grove students were allowed to swim before going to bed thursday night. A cottage Grove teacher was in the Pool with them along with another school group from the Chicago area and six or seven of their chaperones said Ford Heights school District 1 19 superintendent Constance Shorter. After the students left the Pool a head count showed that Arthur was missing she said adding that there had been no indication that Arthur was in trouble. An initial search of the Pool and the building was conducted but Arthur was not found so police were called. Police discovered Arthurs body after using steel poles to prod the Pool Bottom. Shorter said the pools condition concerns school officials. A the Pool was quite murky a she said contending that there must have been a problem a if you can to see nine feet Down in an indoor according to Toronto police reports Arthur was in the Pool with his schoolmates shortly after to . He was discovered missing at la . Police were called to the scene at 1 36 ., after the initial search. Arthurs body was found at 2 05 . He was taken to a Toronto Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Police Are considering the death please turn to Page a-2 Fred h. Bartlit or. Of Flossmoor sits proudly in a jn4d combat plane at an army base in Dallas. The jn4d also was called a a a Jenny and was used to train fighter pilots. Decades later. Vets recall being a Over there by Carmen Greco or. You wont see too Many of these american War veterans marching in local memorial Day parades. When they were born Queen Victoria still ruled Britain and the United states was considered a sort of International Backwater. When they flowered into Young manhood Model t Fords uttered on Cobblestone streets and most Homes weren to even equipped with radios let alone television sets. They shipped a Over there in 1917, to help Britain and France win the War that was to end All wars a prediction that proved tragically false some 21 years later. The nations surviving world War i vets alas Are in their 80s and 90s now. Some Are pushing too. So if they done to turn out for a Parade or two on May 28, its not for Lack of interest. A a in a just old a said Fred h. Bartlit or. Of Flossmoor. A if you get to be 90, you la find As it happened Bartlit never traded fire with the enemy after enlisting in the army in july of 1917, just three months after the United states formally entered the conflict. His Lack of time in the trenches was a fact he later joked about to friends and family. As his wife Agnes said a Fred likes to say that he a chased the Kaiser All Over Texas a. Instead Bartlit spent most of his time repairing jn4d combat planes at an army base in Dallas Tex. The a Jennies a As they were called were used to train americans world War i fighter pilots. A a lot of the kids would bust them up so we had a lot of injuries and deaths a he said. Bartlit who later become an attorney was 18 when he joined the army then commanded by Gen. John j. Pershing originally planning to be a doctor he quit his first year of medical school at the University of Chicago to enlist. It was an act common to Many of his contemporaries who willingly put their lives on hold and on the line to fight what was then considered a a Good the mood of the country said Bartlit was much like the Heady one that existed in world War ii when he remained on the Home front and served As an attorney with the draft Board a there was High patriotism Quot he said. Quot it world War i was popular. It Wasny to like Vietnam or the other one Korea. Please turn to Page a-2 there was High patriotism. It world War i was popular. It was t like Vietnam or the other one Korea world War i Veteran Fred h. Bartlit or

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