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Dekalb World (Newspaper) - August 2, 1979, Dekalb, Illinois
Artist s drawing shows the new Naperville National Bank and Trust company building at 136 s. Washington St. Work on the building itself is Complete but construction continues on a Plaza at the site of the old Bank building. A a Jon Cunningham photo George Shiplov chef for the St. Irene summer fest Sharpens his knives in preparation for feeding a big crowd. Summer fest 79 ready at St. Irene a Church Warrenville St. Irene a Catholic Church will include a musical and 10 different productions at its four Day summer fest 79 from thursday through sunday. Described As an explosion of Energy and Talent it is St. Irene a answer to the Energy crisis. Singing dancing comedy skits and melodrama will be presented by adults Friday saturday and sunday in the show tent. Top teens will present a did a hear the news at 8 . Thursday and saturday in the show tent. The Rev. Gerald Riva of St. Francis High school is directing the musical. There will be an original puppet show with life size Disney characters big Bird Santa Claus and clowns. An antique Sale and Flea Market will feature Silver burnishing from 9 30 . To 4 . Saturday in the tent. A sketch artist will do portraits. Dancers can choose Between disco Square and Rock styles of music. The Imperial drum and Bugle corps from Skokie will appear saturday evening. An old fashioned dinner of Barbecue Chicken ranch style Beans Cor non the cob Cole Slaw fresh Melon Ball cups Rolls dessert and beverages will be served at 1, 2 30, 4 and 5 30 . Sunday. Tickets Are $3.75 for adults $175 for children Ages 5 to 12 and free for children under 5. Reservations Are required. Prizes of $1,000 for first place $500 for second and Many others will be awarded at 9 . Sunday. Summer fest hours Are 6 to 10 . Thursday and Friday 9 30 . To 10 . Saturday and 1 to 10 . Sunday. Naperville Bank opens new building Naperville National Bank and Trust company recently opened the doors of its new building at 136 s. Washington Street in Naperville. Supported by a team that included Bank executives Denver architect Marvin Knedler amp associates and Wil freds inc., of Lisle the Bank was completed through a construction schedule that stayed on schedule through the worst blizzard this area has known in a Century. Dupage plans court Battle on Airport acreage the world Wheaton the Dupage county Board formally made it Clear last week that it will go to court to fight for ownership of 500 acres of land adjacent to the Dupage Airport in unincorporated West Chicago. The 500 acres were claimed by the Fox Valley Airport authority in september 1978 when an appellate court judge ruled the authority was pm a powered to take control of the 500 acres from Dupage county. Authority officials sought to Gam control of the Airport to prevent Dupage county from expanding the Airport onto the adjacent 500-acres. However county officials have maintained that the Fox Valley Airport authority was not entitled to ownership of the 500 acres of undeveloped land lying adjacent to the Airport. % the Resolution proposed by Robert Morris a Hinsdale vice chairman of the committee seeking a Cash settlement from the authority for the Dupage Airport authorizes Dupage county states attorney j. Michael Fitzsimmons a to proceed with the court Case in the event the Fox Valley Airport authority does not concede ownership of the 500 undeveloped acres to Dupage work began on the Bank in april 1978. An additional obstacle was overcome by maintaining Complete banking services during demolition of the old building and construction of a new one. Actually half of the old building was demolished with the Bank rearranging its space in the remaining Section and continuing to serve customers with full banking services. According to Harold Miller project manager for Wil freds inc., the construction of the new building continued on schedule due to the innovative architectural plans and full cooperation of Bank personnel. At this time the new building is open and construction continues on a Plaza which will occupy space formerly occupied by the older Structure. Glen Metelmann vice president of the Naperville National Bank and Trust company noted that Bank of finals relied heavily on their cios relationship with the general contractor. He said a looking Back at the construction project Wil freds just completed for our Bank i am amazed that such few problems occurred. Wil freds brought our new building in on time and under 1 of tors Ltd of Alfh r n o. 2 Nap Vrvilo 111. Thursday August 2,1979 committee suggests jail architect Copley news service Wheaton a despite some dissension and with the Aid of one proxy vote the Dupage county boards judiciary and Law enforcement committee recently recommended the selection of Trindie Patrick orput in association of Rockford As architect for the county a planned $10 million jail. By a 4-1 vote with Ruth Bateman a Warrenville dissenting the committee chose Trindie Patrick orput Over the architectural firm of hell Muth Obata and Kassabaum inc. Of St. Louis. Bateman favored the St. Louis architect because the single firm would conduct All architectural planning while Trindie Patrick and orput formed its architectural team from two separate firms. A i done to like two organizations working on the project because if something goes wrong they can blame one another a said Bateman. Presentations made by the architectural firms before the committee on july 13 apparently swayed the committee toward supporting Trindie Patrick orput. At that presentation according to Bateman orput criticized a report compiled by the i Ninal Justice facilities planning firm of Gruzen and partners. The Gruzen report according to Trindie Patric orput was planning on too much space for a new jail at the Dupage county Complex site on county farm Road. We go congregation finds brotherhood works nicely geared up and was prepared to make any adjustments he Felt necessary. Zebbs grew up in a Small town much the size of West Chicago and Felt he had a handle on what it would be like. A this is More Friendly than i thought it would be a Zebbs said looking around at members of his congregation. A much much More Friendly. 1 feel very definitely a a that a because of you a one Church member told him. Other members of the Church agreed. The 10-member committee voted unanimously to ask for Zebbs appointment to their Church of approximately 250 members and Zebbs said he had decided after the interview to accept the nomination if it were offered. A i feel very much at Home a he said. A i have had no problems and if i had they would be far outweighed by the advantages a a Good congregation Good attendance. A of course there s always a few smart Alecks who say something,1�?T he continued. A but that can happen anywhere no matter what the one Church member pointed out a pastor no matter what his color can drive away Church members. She said several years ago a pastor alienated Many members of the congregation and the Church still was struggling to overcome those years. A in the Back of my mind i hoped people would not leave after i came a Zebbs said. A that Power to leave is their clout. A but people told me a you might have a struggle but Don t lose your Well in be had nothing but tremendous acceptance and support. In be never had that in my Zebbs took Over the West Chicago pastor ship june 15. A pastor Zebbs told us that first sunday a in a not Here As an Experiment. In a Here As your pastor Mayb Assaid. A we accept a a in a unhappy to think there a news Here a Mayas said. Its no news to us. To others maybe but to us he a the pastor. A and the Sanctuary has been filled these past Zebbs and his wife Shannon already have become involved in some Community activities. He is a member of the City coordinating Council a group which deals with Community concerns and his wife has joined the City a Young Mother s club and other groups. There were some people with doubts however about How a Black minister would be accepted by the predominantly White congregation a it the announcement of Zebbs appointment a me like a sonic bpm a Clarence Avenel said. A i done to think it will work a i thought. And i prayed to god that it would work. A i now find it is working and a Good barometer of that is the attendance at the Church a Avenel said. A my prayers have been answered a if you can educate yourself to attain what you have attained i take my hat off to you a he told Zebbs. Though some had doubts and others Are pleased it s working Zebbs and members of the Church do not eel the Church s pastor ship is Earth shattering or even out of the Ordinary a we done to want to toot our Horn a Zebbs said. A we just want to go on As we by Beth Bales the world West Chicago a Black Man is appointed minister to a predominantly White congregation. How do minister and congregation react and adjust very nicely according to the Rev. Arthur a. Zebbs and members of his congregation at first United methodist Church. A we were just looking for a Good minister and we got him a one member of the churches pastor Par ish relations committee said. The appointment of Zebbs formerly minister of a Church on Chicago a South Side was the second of its kind since 1966, when another Chicago Black minister was appointed to a Church in Stockton. The a open itinerant system a under which Blacks could be assigned to mostly White churches and White pastors assigned to churches with mostly Black members Long has been official Church policy. But the policy had been deferred during the 1960s because of Acial turmoil Church member Burt Andrews s Only been in West Chicago since june 15, but already the Rev. Arthur Zebbs of the firs United methodist Church has become friends with Christine Kent and his other parishioners. It Yin a my Quot a year ago the policy was reinstated and re emphasized. Pastor Zebbs coming to us is the first focal Point of that policy Quot Andrews said. Appointments to churches Are based on experience education and the needs of a particular clergy said Chuck Mayas of the pastor Parish committee. Quot one thing that is not considered is the race of the pastor Quot he stressed. Quot no one really spoke about it my color Quot Zebbs said. Quot but 1 was thinking about it Quot but he added he was Quot pretty Well it Xiii a pm
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