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Chicago South End Reporter (Newspaper) - October 4, 1970, Chicago, Illinois Mendel at St. Rita today serving the Roseland area for 77 years South end end i t?r>anrl1tr> an economist newspaper see Page 8 Roseland edition delivered to your door very wednesday and sunday 55 month newsstand copy 15 Call a 2373 lot want ids vol la no. 104sunday, october 4, 1970 24 pages sanitary District takes testimony on surcharge about 30 persons testified earlier Cheffer testified wednesday in Oak Lawn at a a for the past two years Public hearing on a proposed actually much longer i increased surcharge on Industry has been destroying Dusty for treatment of waste our environment and at the materials by the metropolitan same time producing goods sanitary District of greater and services that Are a Chicago. Necessity for the Normal in the hearing was the second div dual. In a series of Public meetings sponsored by the District a in other words they Are following the proposal of a polluting our environment and new Industrial surcharge also making a profit from ordinance. Subsequent Public Cheffer continued this hearings Are to be held in the comos at a Large in North and West suburban Viro mental expense our air areas and water not to mention the among those who testified Roone tary expense in taxes strongly in support of the which actually subsidize i proposed ordinance was Ald. Dusty s waste treatment to Dominic Lupo of the 9th Ward. Une 15 million dollars Lupo recently pledged his per year support to the Roseland a when will this unfair use of chapter of the Campaign taxes and unfair in against pollution Cap and considerate and immoral use the groups efforts to have the of our environment Stop a surcharge increased. Later it Cheffer added a if Lupo. On behalf of Cap was Industry continues this in instrumental in persuading moral use of our environment the sanitary District to hold for their own Benefit and if evening Public hearings to supposedly responsible i give the average citizen industrialists continue to balk at Opportunity to testify. Or anti pollution efforts then Dina Rily sanitary District gentlemen you Are in for the regular meetings and Public biggest fight of your life. I hearings Are held in the wont see the environment morning. Further destroyed by anyone. I those testifying against the say this not Only for myself ordinance included Kenneth but for future Brown Plant manager of Cheffer called for a Sherwin Williams paint a monetary measures of i company and Fred g. Dust rial waste materials Krikau Plant Engineer at treated by the sanitary inter Lake steel corp. In District. Quot the surcharge then Riverdale. Will enable them Industry to proponents of the ordinance see just How much damage maintain that industries Are they Are doing to the in responsible for 38.5 per cent of the wastes treated while in his testimony Ald. Providing to per cent of the Lupo said sanitary districts Revenue. This Cap claims is an unfair a was the Alderman of the 9th Burden on the average tax War it of Chicago and More paver personally As a private citizen Baron Cheffer representing we a deeply concerned with the Roseland chapter of Cap the problem of resolving the declared a a it a rather hard for serious threat of pollution i a single individual to fight roust concur in the necessity Industry but i for one will to a the enactment of follow a suggestion by one of legislation for the imposition the sanitary District trustees of a surcharge on business and to withhold taxes that would Industry so As to insure their be used to pay for Industry a equal participation in garbage defraying the expense of Cheffers did not identify the combating this Ever trustee who he said made the increasing threat to our statement during a Cap survival Community meeting recently a was you know at least in the Stickney area. Ninety per cent of the expense of sewage treatment is assumed by the Small taxpayer and without any reduction in his and our property tax and i cannot either personally or As a Public official concede the equity of exempting business and Industry which Are largely responsible for pollution from bearing an equal share of this Burden. A i do therefore strongly support and urge the immediate adoption by the sanitary District of a surcharge ordinance the effect of which will be to assess Industry and business in proportion to the waste they f. A. Cichon testified on behalf of the Serra club a conservation organization. He said a we have reached the breaking Point or. Chairman. It is time Industry starts paying its own Way and accepts the surcharge As part of the Cost of doing business. A it is hoped that the following will be accomplished by the Industrial surcharge first diminish the Burden on the taxpaying citizens. Second provide adequate funds for the sanitary District to properly dispose of the overload of sewage. Third provide the incentive for Industry to completely treat its own sewage and Recycle the waste water so that our streams will no longer be contaminated with Mercury Lead cyanide acids oils Caustics phosphates organics and you name it. A finally it is hoped that eventually the fish and wildlife will return to our despoiled streams and once again provide recreation and contribute to a healthful environment for All Earl e. Stray Horn District vice president was chairman of the Public hearing attended by three other trustees including president John Egan. Both Brown and Krikau objected to the proposed ordinances requirement that measuring systems be installed for outfall by Industry. They disputed figures of in a m if a Dusty a a share of the Cost of waste treatment submitted by the districts consultant. Both cited wide variance in figures compiled by a committee of the Illinois manufacturing association and the Chicago association of Commerce and Industry. Brown pointed out that the Ima Caci data shows Industry contributing 54 per cent of the Cost while having Only 33 per cent of the waste materials treated by the District. Brown at the hearing said a we recognize the importance of the metropolitan sanitary District and the magnitude of its part in the total ecological problem of the greater Chicago area. It is understandable that to accomplish the improvements required to meet increasing demands additional funds will be necessary. It is our company a policy to pay our Lair share of these additional funds. A we Are urging that the data submitted by e. T. Wilhelm chairman joint Caci Ima sub committee to Ben Sosewitz in his letter dated aug. 17, 1970, be Given the fullest consideration since we believe that it accurately represents the sanitary districts income and shows that Industry does pay its fair the testimony of Krikau manager of environmental control corporate engineering for Interlake included a it should be stressed that our company is in favor of Industry and All parties benefiting from waste treatment by the sanitary District paying their fair share on an equitable basis for waste treatment. A was a first Point after a careful review of the proposed ordinance it is our conclusion that it does not fairly distribute the charges. We believe the figures presented by the sanitary District on which the surcharge is based Are erroneous and ask that they be accurately revised and the surcharge in the proposed ordinance be changed to reflect the corrected my or a a in of in a Lions and Lender dogs travel together a there is no greater thrill than being Able to Cross a Street without hanging onto somebody said a recent graduate of the Lions Leader dog school. The project which provides guide dogs for the Blind who cannot walk alone is the most dramatic and Best known activity of the Lions club. On Friday oct. 9, 28,000 Lions will be Selling a Candy Rolls for this program and numerous others including the Hadley school for the Blind Illinois Camp Lions for visually handicapped children dialogue a recorded service for the Blind and the Illinois society for the prevention of blindness. Alderman hears gripes Ald. Wilson Frost 21st met recently with representatives of Block clubs in the Fernwood Community and pledged to help end youth gangs and solve other problems which according to the Rev. Harry Pierson 10548 s. Eggleston ave., one Block club president could a turn the area into a slum if not one of the problems which was presented to Frost is the condition of stores on w. 103rd St. The Rev. Pierson pointed out that gangs had invaded the area and had a written their gang names on sides of the he said that Many store owners had been intimidated by gang members while a one store was forced out of business because of gang the Rev. Pierson said that one self service laundry store is a a shambles due to gang he Saio that it was in a such filthy condition that most people would not want to Wash their clothes the Black minister said that people in the area feared that More taverns would be moving into the w. 103rd St. Shopping area. He said that most residents did not mind the store front churches which have recently moved in As they bring in christians with common Pierson said that More taverns will bring in outsiders who might cause trouble. Other problems presented to Frost at the meeting included the poor condition of alleys in the area dead Trees along the streets and poor collection of refuse. A member told Frost that alleys in the area need cinders As cars get stuck in them every time it Rains. Frost was told of dead Elm Trees located on area streets which residents feared would fall on Homes and cars if a wind storm occurred. The Alderman was also told of drag racing on area streets which a endangered the lives of Frost said that he would be willing to work with the Block clubs to solve the problems. He said that cinders for the alleys were a hard to come by since the Commonwealth Edison company does not Burn Coal because of the new pollution sewage problems were also discussed at the meeting. The Rev. Pierson said that the meeting was an Effort to directly communicate with Frost in a Hopes to relieve us of some of the problems that confront Rev. Pierson said that the Block clubs have promised to keep the Alderman informed of current conditions in the area. The pastor said that the Block clubs will be taking a a wait and see attitude on Ald. Frost and his stand on the Rev. Pierson asserted a i am from Missouri and have to be shown. I was pleased with the attendance at the meeting and especially pleased that Block club presidents from the area attended. This showed the spirit of unto which we need in the area. A we must pressure our elected officials through the Block clubs and other organizations so that we will have first class leadership from them. From this will come first class communities first class blocks and finally first class citizens. A a the Fernwood Roseland Community has had wonderful Progress up to this Point and we want it to continue to Progress and not go backwards. A the people must demonstrate their concern by becoming involved in the action. Whether they realize it or not they Are part of the action. W. 103rd St. Must be cleaned up. Gangs Are beginning to leave thir Marks on the buildings on the Street. It will take the concerted Effort of All Black and White citizens to erase the bad image of w. 103rd the Rev. Pierson said that Billy Hodges 10500 s. Eggleston ave., club vice president and Robert mister chairmen will to meeting with the commander of the Kensington police 5th District to discuss such problems As drag racing and youth gangs. He said that the commander would be invited to a future Block club meeting so that residents May discuss police related problems with him. The minister said that members of his Community feel that they As tax payers have been cheated with the present services they receive. He asserted. A for an example of the Type of services we Are getting one can look at our alleys and see the Lack of refuse pickup. As taxpayers we think we should have the services other taxpayers final Day for Home show crowd jams Home show Joe Broderick promotions manager economist from left Harry Sikerski manager of Ford City newspapers left and de Temmel general and shopping Center Broderick Temmel state rep. Ver Tising manager of the economist Cut ribbon at Walter babe Mcavoy 27thand Sal Vispisiano Ford City thursday at 16th opening of the manager of corvettes Ford City. Economist newspapers annual Home show. The economist newspapers annual Home show Rushing toward a scintillating Climax once again is in record breaking proportions in the new exhibition Hall in the Ford City shopping Center. The Climax of course will be reached tonight when major prizes will be handed out. These prizes including a 10-Day Holland american deluxe cruise for two in the romantic Caribbean Waters will be awarded before the curtain Falls on the Home show stage an event that has been gaining in popularity As the years pass. The Caribbean cruise Courtesy of the Ford City Bank travel department will Mark the prelude to the final curtain. The Winner and his or her companion will depart Jan. 5, 1971 aboard the Holland american is Nieuwe Amsterdam for the Beautiful Caribbean Waters touching at such ports As St. Maarten Basse Terre Guadeloupe St. Thomas and St. Barthelmy. Activities aboard the floating Palace is Nieuwe Amsterdam will include swimming saunas shows shopping dancing concerts and night club activities. A since the ribbon cutting ceremonies Early thursday afternoon there has been a steady Stream of sightseers going through the Many a aisles of today and tomorrow inspecting the various attractions and interrogating the Booth attendants. Once the ribbon was Cut the crowd surged Forward. The excited visitors seized shopping bags made available at the door and went on their varied merry ways. The visitors stopped momentarily to Deposit their ticket at the big Box and then to drop their names into the vast drum which will whirl around tonight and Emit the name of the Winner of the Caribbean cruise

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