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Chicago Homewood Flossmoor Star (Newspaper) - May 12, 1974, Chicago, Illinois Want ads 755-9500 news Sycamore 8-6161 want ads 755-9500 news Sycamore 8-6161 volume 33--no. 96 60 pages�?4 sections sunday May 12,1974 18045 Martin Avenue Homewood 15 cents per copy recommend restaurant variance Homewood a plan commission wednesday night recommended that the zone Board of appeals Grant a variance for construction of an Archie a restaurant at 3255 West 183rd Street. But the commission served notice that the Village intends to maintain firm control of parking drainage lighting landscaping and operation of the restaurant. The plan commission approval came by a 6 1 vote on Manny Hoffman a motion with Robert Ahlf casting the dissenting vote and Village trustee Francis Wright abstaining. Commissioner Robert Ahlf took the offensive immediately after the meeting opened stating that he was opposed to any further expansion of commercial building to the West on 183rd Street. He said that 183rd Street already has a traffic problem which would be proliferated by additional cars. Robert Wetzel of Barco construction company the Petitioner replied that the restaurants Peak traffic would come at noon and after 6 ., after Peak commuter traffic on 183rd Street had passed. Chairman Henry k. Kroner stated that a the die has already been cast insofar As commercialization of 183rd West of Kedzie because of the commercial development across the Street in Hazel Crest and the location of the Van Drunken Ford Agency on the Homewood Side. Commissioner Frank i Sirocca stated that the plan commissions philosophy was to maintain control Over a High class of tenant and owner through control of the initial petitions by the zoning variance rather than outright zoning route. He compared Flossmoor commons on Vollmer Road As an example of controlled zoning As contrasted with Western Avenue South of Lincoln Highway in Chicago Heights. He then turned to parking expressing the opinion that the 159 spaces allowed for the restaurant is excessive and negotiated a reduction to 106 spaces from Wetzel. The remaining area would be landscaped in islands to improve storm water retention on the site. Ahlf suggested that All parking be in the rear of the restaurant with grass and landscaping in front. Larocca also suggested a condition that All lighting in the parking lot be shielded to prevent horizontal throw annoying neighbors. He also required that Wetzel provide Village Engineer Don Hoffmann with a Topographic map of the restaurant site and the adjoining lots to enable Hoffmann to study flood water drainage from the site. The requests by Larocca and Ahlf were made conditions of the commissions approval. After hearing the Archie a request the plan commission discussed informally a forthcoming request by ugh and associates for Multi family zoning for a 10-acre tract at 205th Street and Kedzie Avenue. The consensus was that the body would look unfavourably on Multi family zoning South of 184th Street on Kedzie Avenue. Bicentennial group meets tomorrow the Homewood Bicentennial commission will meet tomorrow at 7 30 At the Homewood Village Hall. Representatives of organizations who wish to participate in Bicentennial activities and any individuals who want to assist Are invited to attend Judy Hoffman co chairman said. A this will be the first of a series of monthly meetings at which plans will in formulated and All organizational activities coordinated a she noted. The group will meet the second monday of each month the rest of the year except during july and August. One of the major topics to be discussed will be the upcoming paper drive organized by the youth groups in the Village. The drive is set for May 25 from 9 . To 5 The proceeds will go towards helping to finance the Bicentennial Celebration and projects which will begin in october 1975 and continue through july 1976. Members of the youth groups will be picking up papers which residents Are asked to place at the curb Jack Seibert of the boy scouts said. The papers will then be taken to the trucks which will be parked at the Community Bank of Homewood Flossmoor any youth group which would like to assist May Contact Seibert at 798-2518 Bill Mcdowell Bicentennial fund raising chairman at 799-7431 mrs Hoffman at 798-4/55, or Manny Hoffman chairman of the Homewood Bicentennial commission. At 798-6479, once the number of groups that Are going to participate Are determined they will be assigned a certain Section of Homewood youth meal was who participate will be eligible for a ski Erial badge Many arrested police continue drug Roundup his stature imperious his voice rising in song Roger Hurd As the King in the Homewood Flossmoor High school production of a the King and in lets it be known that he a the master of his House. An extra performance today at 7 Has been added. Later starting time for of suggested should the school Day for Homewood Flossmoor High school students Start a half hour later this question probably will be decided within the next few weeks. Of superintendent Edward Rachford brought the matter to the attention of the school District 233 Board of education tuesday night. No action was taken but Rachford and Board members discussed the possibility. The current schedule in effect the past two years is from 8 . To 2 23 The alternate would be to Start the Day at 8 30 . And end at 2 53 Rachford indicated a preference for the latter. One of the biggest concerns especially among parents is sending children to school in the dark As was the Case earlier this year when Daylight savings time was put into effect. Several accidents occurred and a few deaths were attributed to the darkness Factor. A in addition to the safety Factor in the morning this change would bring about a later dismissal time and would give the appearance of a More adequate school Day a Rachford said. He added some other supporting statements a possibly More people would have time to eat breakfast. A the teachers Day begins at 8. There would possibly be More Contact with students who do not ride the the later starting time might ease the bus situation Rachford said because some students have to be picked up an hour or More before school begins so buses May go on to other routes. South building principal Charles Smith said that his talks with persons in the athletic program indicated a preference for the later starting time also. He explained that the Early dismissal tends to take students away from the school to continued Hipa of j i by Robert Banser a massive Roundup of suspects in three South suburban narcotics rings continued this weekend in an Effort to dry up drug sources for teen agers. Undercover investigations spanning six months and involving about 150 drug a buys a produced 54 suppressed indictments wednesday against 44 persons on narcotics charges. Most of them had been arrested by late in the week. A task Force of More than 75 Law enforcement officers ranged throughout South Cook county rounding up alleged members of the drug rings which were dealing in heroin and cocaine and reportedly making More than $6 million a year in Street sales. Among those indicted was James d. Houlihan 26, son of former state representative John Houlihan a Park Forest. The Young Houlihan was identified As a Leader of a ring which operated in the Chicago Heights Park Forest area according to metropolitan enforcement group Meg agents. Meg is a strike Force organized to combat drug activity in Cook county. The indictment listed Houlihan As living at 1430 Cannon Lane East Chicago Heights. Formerly he lived at 213 Towanda Street Park Forest. Allegedly a Quantity of drugs was purchased from Houlihan in East Chicago Heights. As of late Friday afternoon 39 of the 44 persons had been taken into custody according to Meg officials. The persons were generally in the 17-to-27-year-old age bracket. Not Only were the persons Young but Bernard Carey Cook county states attorney said a while an average drug dealer May be arrested a dozen times a year More than half of the persons named in these indictments have never before faced criminal the drug rings were Active mainly among Middle class White persons in 11 South and southwestern Cook county suburbs As Well As parts of Chicago a Southeast Side and Northern will county according to the states attorneys office. Carey and Richard Elrod Cook county sheriff explained that the suburbs covered by the rings included Chicago Heights Park Forest Tinley Park Dolton Calumet City i Ansing and Harvey. Allegedly the rings operated independently but similarly. One drug ring was entered on the Chicago Heights Park Forest area another in Calumet City and the third around 108th and Ewing Chicago according to the sheriff and states attorney. The states attorney estimated that the indictments and arrests reduced drug traffic in the areas involved by about 70 per cent after the indictments were announced Carey praised the efforts of Meg Cook county sheriffs police the Chicago police departments narcotics Section and some suburban departments making special mention of Chicago Heights. A suspect arrested from the Chicago Heights area was George Koulogeorge 19, of 19545 hoisted Street in the Holbrook Section of Bloom township. Koulogeorge As Well As the other 43 suspects was charged with delivery of a controlled substance in connection with Sale of mexican heroin cocaine marijuana and pc an animal tranquil Izer. Linked with the Chicago Heights Park Forest operation was Myron Dinovo 22, of Harvey. Authorities described Dinovo As one of the largest suspected importers and wholesalers of mexican heroin and cocaine in the Chica Goland area. In february Dinovo had been in Tihle i Oil Pill ii it recommend changes in attendance areas teachers administrators clash on pc contract teachers clashed with administrators of Prairie state College thursday in their first Public confrontation Over a new contract. The present two year contract for teachers represented by the Prairie state chapter of the Cook county College teachers Union local 1600, expires june 12. The Stormy hour Long session followed the breakdown of negotiations wednesday Between Union and College representatives. No reason was Given for the breakdown but it was Learned that the Union local is preparing for a strike if contract negotiations Are not resumed and a new contract approved before summer sessions. Tiie verbal Exchange thursday during the College Hoard s Public discussion segment of its Agenda came after chairman Patrick a. Parisi refused to meet with the Prairie state faculty Senate association. James it. Moore president of the association had requested a special meeting Between teachers and the Hoard to discuss the Board s april 11 action eliminating the Init lived on Pton i three attendance area recommendations for change were presented to Board of education members in school District 161 at a special meeting last week. Attempting to balance Grade level enrolments at desirable maximums and maintain attendance area patterns from the 38 neighbourhood areas that feed into the six District elementary buildings the plans Call for Transfer next year of from 100-200 children to new schools. Suggestions also inherent in the plans Call for expenditure of up to $1 4 million for learning Center Art music and classroom additions plus More than $100,000 for faculty salaries to implement the attendance shifts and added learning programs. Imbalanced Grade level enrolments that have occurred during the past several years current 5,000-unit residential building projects in pre construction and actual construction stages and population census taken in the District last fall Are Basic factors that contributed to the three recommendations for change. A number of other considerations leading to the three specific suggestions have been pointed out by Mardell Parker District superintendent. A resource materials and spaces available for Library and learning centers Are with the exception of Heather Hill school a totally inadequate in All elementary buildings said Parker. That is True he added whether or not staffed learning Center programs Are in operation. A the District does not meet standards set by the state superintendent of Public instruction for elementary school libraries. Heather Hills learning Center director Carol Obreicht acts As librarian there. Other schools Are staffed with part time teacher aids and Volunteer mothers but not with certified librarians. A Art and music classes Are now taught in Multi purpose rooms hallways and regular classrooms except in music rooms at Western Avenue and Serena Hills schools. A this is not an adequate arrangement a said Parker emphatically a and provisions must be made soon to House these programs or the programs should be dropped from the physical education space and program capable of being offered at Western Avenue Are a totally inadequate under any standards a according to the superintendent. Any Assembly in that building that Calls for More than 200 ice highline bids Are delayed again for the second time the Date for opening of bids on 16 additional highline commuter Days has been set Back by the Chicago South suburban mass transit District is std the bids Are scheduled to be opened on wednesday. June 19 the bids had originally la Eri scheduled to be opened on March 27 and Wei e then delayed until May 15 both delays were ordered As a result of requests from the Pullman Standard company the Only major ear manufacturing company to express an Active in Ere St m building the commuter ears is std chairman Charles Dalton of Homewood read i letter from Pullman at wednesdays meeting of the District s trustees. The company said that it has been experiencing difficulties in obtaining bids from subcontractors because of inflation Pullman has also asked for a change in the bidding procedures. The company asked that bids let a presented for the 16 original ears in the order on a Price per ear and total Price basis and then on a Price per car Lutsius for any additional cars the District May care to order. Tiie District is currently seeking funds for up to 20 additional highline and had asked for bids on a five 10, 15 and 20-ear unit basis rather than a Price per car Pullman is also asking for a Progress i nil 11 >1 Tinl no i nil i inside the Star today on mothers Day Many mothers will ref Lect on the preparations and feelings attendant to the birth of their first child a new Mother s experiences Are told in especially Tor women Page b-3. High school gaiters from several South suburban schools made their Mark in the District tournament. Sports Section 1 scenes from last week s older americans fair at Jones memorial Community Center Are on Page cd. Page classified advertising business directory c l through 16 dining entertainment guided 13 editorials a 14 Page especially for women b 3 through 7 the hot Corner a 1 King Arthurs court Dio movies. 0 12 obituaries a 6 sports .0 1 through 5 students at one time can Only be called too said Parker if children sit on the floor. There is not enough chair space in the building. A space for physical education is also below minimum standards although programs Are adequate at Flossmoor Hills Serena Hills Anu Normandy Villa schools. A classrooms must double As lunchroom facilities in All elementary buildings except Heather Hill and Leavis Avenue. A during warm fall and Spring months flies swarm Over the crumbs that fall to the floors in the classrooms and make the afternoon hours rather uncomfortable for All children and teachers a said Parker. The superintendent called for in cnut i died no path ? commuter organization encouraged a meeting that May Lead to formation of a commuters association will be held at 10 . June 1 at the Park Forest Village Hall. The meeting was called by commuters from Harvey Homewood Park Forest and Richton Park. If enough interest in a commuters association is developed subsequent meetings will be held throughout the South suburban commuter area objectives of the proposed association include a organizing an informed group of persons who can lie a witnesses on Calls to testify at hearings concerning rate increases commuter services and other issues. A establishing a format for commuter information. Helping the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad it ice and eventually perhaps other commuter lines if the association grows geographically to provide better services through association suggestions and input. Monitoring ice services through periodic contacts with Railroad officials. This would be a Liaison function and would include positive and negative comments a working for legislation to improve commuter services. A eventually the association would provide input to the regional transportation authority rat Board a if the association is organized it will not be a protest group a said Park Forest Village manager Robert Pierce. A it will be information Pierce said the first meeting will be exploratory and that Park Forest has offered use of its Village Hall As the first meeting place in order to test interest in the idea Village officials of Harvey. Homewood. Park Forest and Richton Park have agreed to support the concept of exploration of interest in forming such a group. The june 1 meeting is open to All interested persons in the South suburban area extend deadline for Seal design Flossmoor s 50th anniversary Seal design contest deadline has been extended to May 31. Entries should be submitted to the Village halt they must to get drawn on fight by ten melt paper the Seal design adopted will in used to file Utlex a Flossmoor

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