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Chicago Homewood Flossmoor Star (Newspaper) - April 7, 1974, Chicago, Illinois Village Board Era to Harmony from proclamations on Harmony and the equal rights amendment to understanding the Energy crisis the Homewood Village Board will tackle its share of the nations problems tuesday night when it meets for its first regular april session. A special hearing on the Homewood budget will begin at 6 . In the Village Hall Council room. It is part of a continuing Effort by Village officials to meet the approaching budget deadline. The regular Board meeting will be held at 8 . If the budget hearing is not finished by that time it May be held after the regular Board meeting. Among the items the Board will consider at its meeting Are awarding a bid of $4,900 for 1973-74 curb and Gutter work to United paving company. A Community relations report will be heard concerning the commissions proposal of february 1974. Vacancies on the to beautification committee Community relations commission and youth commission. A Resolution for re subdivision of property at 183rd Street and Morris Avenue. A request by the Homewood floss Moor Glenwood Jaycees to distribute decals to residents urging cautious traffic safety. Two resolutions will also be considered. The Board will consider authorizing the Village president to Issue a proclamation declaring the week of april 15-21 As equal rights amendment week in Homewood trustees will also consider authorizing a proclamation declaring tomorrow through saturday Harmony week. The request for the proclamation was made by the society for the preservation and encouragement of Barbershop quartet singing in America. Board deadlocks volume 33�?no. 86 68 pages�?4 sections sunday april 7,1974 18045 Martin Avenue Homewood 15 cents per copy dist. 233 fails to adopt Otar a to Mukit want ads 755-9500 news Sycamore 8-6161 want ads 755-9500 news Sycamore 8-6161 contract release policy Adelaide Adams played by Hope Jurgensen. Swings out in song during the production of a calamity Jane at James Hart Junior High school in Homewood. Photo by d. Shigley. New applications for High liners buses to be submitted new applications will have to be submitted and new Public hearings held if the Chicago South suburban mass transit District is std intends to Purchase up to 20 additional highline commuter cars and 17 buses. Officials of the Urban mass transportation administration Usta have told the is std that the Large amount of funds involved in the Purchase of the additional equipment brings the requests a beyond the scope of the original the is std is now in the process of obtaining bids for 15 new High liners with an option to Purchase 20 additional for use on the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad commuter line plus another option for 30 cars for possible use on the Chicago South Shore and South Bend Railroad. The District had hoped to obtain the extra 20 cars and an additional 17 buses for use by South suburban Safeway lines As a had Den Dumse to current projects. Is std executive director John Pigott and general counsel Dan Hughes recently went to us tax a Washington d.c., offices to discuss the districts pending projects. While there they discussed the additional cars and buses and were told by Jerome c. Perm associate administrator of Usta. That the $10.5 million that the additional cars would Cost is out of the scope of the original intent of the project and that a new a Good Friday services planned the greater Homewood Flossmoor ministerial association is sponsoring a Community wide Good Friday service of worship. The service will be conducted at the Faith lutheran Church 180th place and Dixie Highway Homewood. The service will be from 12 to 3 ., the traditional hours for the commemoration of the crucifixion of Jesus and will focus on the seven last words of Jesus on the Cross. Clergy and laypersons from Many area Christian churches will lie participants in the service. Preachers for the Day will be the Rev. Russell Koenig Hazel rest Community Church United methodist the Rev. William Graney infant Jesus of Prague roman Catholic Church Flossmoor the Rev. Joseph i Edwell first United presbyterian Church Homewood the Rev Russell car Lson Olympia Fields United methodist Church the Rev. William Myers Flossmoor Community Church the Rev Karen Knutson Fatih lutheran Church and the Rev James f Otili tined on i fair plication for funds would have to be submitted. New Public hearings on the additional cars would also be required. The new Grant application however Means that the District would receive 80 per cent Federal funding of the project instead of the 66 per cent Federal funding under the current project. In it Cal shares of the 15 additional High liners and the original bus project costs have been paid by the Illinois department of transportation. Other results of the Washington trip by Hughes and Pigott was the Resolution of a six month old problem involving several District projects. The projects a which include the construction of a Money Transfer room for bus receipts safety for the highline commuter cars radios for the older ice commuter cars and a service contract with the ice for construction of a commuter service Extension to Park Forest South have been at a standstill because of a dispute Over Cost additives and other details. Pigott and Hughes said they discussed the Money collection room with Ray Williams of Usta and the other three projects with us tax a Wilbur Hare and a basically we think we be got this straightened Pigott said the Money collection room contract highline safety modification and Extension construction contracts Are now in Washington ready for concur Ranee by Usta. The contract for con Timity a on Pago 2 a Long anticipated policy proposal for release from contract died tuesday night when school District 233 Board of education members failed to adopt it after a second Reading. Board president Louis Bodee has been pushing for adoption of such a policy the past few months. When Board members could not agree on a wording superintendent Edward Rachford was asked to prepare a proposal working with the Homewood Flossmoor educational Organiza Tina this was presented at the last regular meeting. It set Forth guidelines for the Board and administration on granting requests for teacher release from contracts. It managed to get through the first Reading with Only one a a not vote. However Board members tuesday night again expressed disagreement either with the need for such a policy at All or with the wording and philosophy of the particular proposal. The adoption failed. Bodee Jean Gray and Donald Kreger voted George sorter Louise Rhein and Thomas Larocca voted Paul Singer abstained. In other action the Board instructed the superintendent and the business manager to prepare a tentative budget for the 1974-75 fiscal year. A Public hearing to be announced will probably be set for in june. Supt. Rachford also received instructions to prepare necessary data and an application for construction funds under the new capital assistance act to be filed by april 15. Rachford said that although the District May not qualify for the requested funds it is hoped that the states a guidelines Are flexible enough to meet our unique circumstances and possibly a to allow them to make an under the act school districts May receive reimbursement for debt repayment school District 233 earlier this year filed an application for this Grant and for new construction. The Board awarded tenure upon the recommendations of the superintendent to Many teachers and extended the employment of several others into their second year in the District. Several honorable dismissals also were approved. Rachford said that it sometimes becomes necessary a because of changing enrolment patterns a to change staffing situations in particular departments. A we would be willing to have these people continue and have been very Happy with their performance. We will do All in our Power to help them find jobs elsewhere a he said. Expenditures in the amount of $66,764.99 were approved. The Board awarded the following bids a to visual Craft inc., of Blue Island for Vinyl draperies in the amount of $2,205.27 and to several bidders for athletic equipment and supplies for a total amount of $10,344.66. A request for approval of rental of costumes for the Spring musical a the King and i a was tabled until a budget is received by the Board. Another item also tabled will be on the Agenda of a special meeting at 7 . Tuesday. At that time the Board is expected to act upon an agreement with the Homewood Flossmoor Park District to install an ice Arena. Kreger introduced a Resolution commending Homewood Flossmoor High schools debate contest play and speech teams for their recent successes in state Competition. The debate team will go on to the National debate tournament in Dallas Texas june 16. Supt. Rachford announced a vacancy As continued on Pago 2 the verbal action is heavy in this scene from a a Oliver presented by Flossmoor Junior High school students. It is the music departments annual event. Flossmoor plans Celebration for 50th anniversary this year recalling the past while looking Forward to a big Celebration Flossmoor residents Are making plans for the villages 50th anniversary festivities. A bigger than usual fourth of july Parade is being planned. The annual Parade is sponsored by the Flossmoor Volunteer fire department. This years Parade will feature bands fire trucks and old cars. The Dartmouth Road association will enter a float. Also a dance is being planned for june inside the Star today the relationship Between an Earth child school a a Mother and a her children is one of understanding love and patience. Mrs. Patrick filter left help children in a special Montessori school m Chicago Heights. Page b 3. Emir Hardy a Young Man noted chiefly for his talents on the basketball court reflects on his part in Bloom High school s quest for the state basketball championship Page l -3. There Are no gaps in these tapes which Are used primarily Tor the education of Blind College students. For a look at people helping people turn to Page b 3. Page classified advertising. Business directory cd through 19 dining entertainment guide 013 editorials .a18 the Mot corner.01 Page especially for women.b3 through 1 movies.d�?T2 King Arthur s court .a19 obituaries.a6 sports. 01 through 5 20. The dance in Honor of past Village mayors and trustees will be held at Cherry Hills country club. Other plans involve a picnic and cookout at Flossmoor Park the creation of a Village Flag and Seal the publishing of a 50th anniversary pamphlet and the organization of an historical society. The historical committee is collecting old photographs and Memorabilia in preparation for a display at the Village Hall a few such articles were brought to tuesdays meeting. Items included a picture of Alvin Wagner sr., laying the Cornerstone for the civic Center Complex in 1929. Also displayed was a study about Flossmoor made by the league of women voters in 1939. The original key to the Flossmoor jail was brought to the meeting also. Other items included a copy of the first annual fourth of july Parade program from 1932 and an official invitation for a ride on the Illinois Central Railroad a electrification special on August 7, 1926 the train ride started at Chicago a Randolph Street station. Persons Rode a steam powered train to Matteson where they transferred to the electrification special for the ride Back. Box lunches were served on the train chairman of the 50th anniversary Celebration is r w Austin. Chairing the historical committee is mrs. Alvin Wagner or. Anyone interested in supplying information donating or lending items to the con Pittee May Contact the Village Hall or mrs. Wagner by writing to . Box 41,

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