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Dolton Pointer (Newspaper) - June 16, 1974, Dolton, Illinois % you can vote now for miss dolt Onsri store on tag it your local economist now Papor Pointer Ltd it it Krlis Iii a i minor of. <>-<>000 67th year 12th Issue 2u< per copy sunday. Junk l i 1171 55 cents Mont i v by Currier j i e it i s in i mgt six Quot i n inv Riverdale resident tips cops seize burglary suspect Aid in it flu ration one of the Many educational aids used by area schools is the Dolton Public Library. Mary Conroy administrative librarian shows these Queen of apostle students How to use the reference facilities. The students from Lefi Are Kevin Goyke Joan Pluemer James Leach Kathy Mulcahy and Michael Rodgers. District 205 summer enrolment increases by c Athryn Hein Stine the District 205 summer school enrolment has increased this year. Superintendent William Augustus told the High school Board wednesday. Lie said that he did not have the figures for special interest and Driver education classes yet with the summer statistics without these other classes totals 5,678. 01 this. 3.733 students Are enrolled in academic classes. This is a Large increase Over last year. Augustus said a which makes us very he also noted that Many of the student., were High school age. In other business the Board amur ded the life safety work to the Low bidders. The work will be done at Thor Ridge High school where the ventilation system does not meet the life safety requirements. The plumbing and temperature control work was awarded to William Adams engineering. Inc. Of Chicago for a bid of $91,000. Ventilation work was Given to James ii. Anderson. Inc. Of Hillside for a bid of $113,323. Phillips electric of South Holland will do the electrical work their bid was $102,119. Madorav construction inc. Of Harvey was approved As general contractor at their Low bid of $79,527. The contracts had been studied in the administration architects and engineering company All contras tors were deemed reliable. All have posted the appropriate Bonds. The bids were awarded Only on the base contracts. I hit eel Joseph c. Llewellyn was directed by the Board to have specifications drawn up on the remainder of the life safety work within 90 Days so the District can advertise for bids to com part with prices quoted on options by the contractors hired. The Board has 120 Days to decide whether to take the options. An Extension of one year was approved on life safety work to be done at Thornton township High school. In other action the Board directed Henry Vandenberg Board president. Augustus. Assistant superintendent Jack Curless. Director of business affairs David Ely and the District s attorneys to draw up a tentative budget for the 1971 75 school year. After the tentative budget is approved by the Board it will be made Public and a Public hearing held personnel changes for the nest Vear were also announced by Curless. Nicholas Bobis. Thornwood speech teacher was promoted to Counselor at Thornwood Leanora Fagarason will act As Dean at Thornton and Maurice Browning was named Dean at Thor Midge. He was a Counselor at Thor Wood last year. was promoted from librarian to Library chairman. Title 11 funds in the amount of $22,098. Which have been spent for Library and Media equipment were approved for reimbursement by the Federal government. Title Iii funds which were held up for last year and released recently were approved in the amount of $28.non Lor last year and $15,753 for this year. They will also he reimbursed by the United states department of education. Wage increases for nun certificated personnel were approved. They ranged from $2.02 to $2.50 for cafeteria workers a 7 and one Hall per cent increase to 8 and one Hall per cent increase for clerical help at $110 to $190 a week. Maintenance personnel averaged an 8 per cent increase at $ 1.72 to $5.25 an hour. Teachers aides will receive $5,000 to $7.20 8. Based on years of service and hours of College education. All non certificated personnel received a fringe Benefit of hading their life insurance increased from $5, to to it too. There Are about 250 no certificated employees in the District. Curless said new textbooks were adopted by the English business mathematics and health departments. They were chosen by committees of teachers who reviewed Between five and twelve new books available for the course involved Augustus said the on a Point system at the Best Choice superintendent books were rated in order to arrive by Marge Plummer a Riverdale resident alerted Riverdale police of a suspicious per son and tipped them off concerning a burglary suspect sunday night. Riverdale police chief Pete Sanders said a resident called the police station sunday at 8 51 . Reporting a suspicious person had just parked a car at 113rd and Halsted and was walking Between two buildings. The woman said the Man had gotten out of has car and walked away. Police went to the area and searched for the Man but could t find him. A Short time later police received a Call that a House had been broken into at 115th and Emerald. The burglar was described As a Man in dark clothing. Sgt. John Sommer staked out the car that was parked at 143rd and about ten minutes later he observed a Man getting into the car and driving Down the Alley with the headlights off. Sgt. Sommer assisted by officer Philip Miller stopped the Man after the Man was searched he was charged with Possession of burglary tools. A court Date was set for the following Day june 10 in Midlothian. A Bond hearing was held and Bond was set for $2,500 for the charge of Possession of burglary tools. On june 13. An additional charge of burglary was lodged against the Man for a burglary committed in the it 1 h Block of Emerald. This burglary was reported Mon Day at 7 47 . When neighbors told police that the people in the Home were on vacation but the House had been burglarized the owner was reached and further investigation revealed a burglary had been committed. The same Man. A Chicago resident approximately 50 years old was charged for this burglary on june 13. Other items have been sent to the crime lab in Joliet to attempt to ascertain if the Man was also involved in the burglary committed at 115th and Emerald. Chief Sanders said he would like to commend the officers and the resident involved in the Case. He said a this Type of Good citizen cooperation is what police need to Stop this Type of area Man Dies from injuries suffered in truck Accident an 80 year old Riverdale Man died wednesday at st. Francis Hospital As a result of injuries received when he was struck by a laundry truck wednesday morning. Louis Branchini 80. 11433 Wabash was struck wednesday morning at approximately 8 30 . At the intersection of tilth and Indiana in Riverdale. Branchini was walking across the intersection according to reports and was struck by a 1971 Gumc truck belonging to Monarch laundry. The Driver of the truck was Claude ,"46, of Cedar Lake. Indiana. Johnson told police he was making a left turn off of Indiana avc., onto l Lelh st., and he said he did not see the pedestrian until he was making the turn and struck him. Reporting officer. M. Mundee issued Johnson a ticket for failure to yield the right of Way to a pedestrian. As of press time Friday the Riverdale police were still checking Goth the Cook county Sale s attorney s office in the Case. Branchini a former Roseland resident was to be buried saturday at 1 . Funeral services were from the Brothers funeral Home and burial was in mount Hope cemetery. Lane opens Campaign Headquarters so. Holland Robert t. Lane. Democratic candidate for state senator in the loth District announces the opening of his Campaign Headquarters. On saturday june 15 citizens of the 10th District were invited to the Headquarters at 522 e. 162nd st. South Holland from noon to 5 . To meet the candidate and help kick off an Active Campaign Quot during the next few months citizens of the 10th District will be Welcome at the Headquarters to discuss problems ideas and suggestions relating to the 10th District. "1 Hope that Many people will come to the Headquarters which will serve As an information Center but in addition the Campaign plans Are to meet the electorate through a series of informal meetings. The issues that Are important to the people will formulate my Campaign platform Quot he said. After elected my constituents will be Able to come to the same centrally located office and Call the same number. 339-3632, not just to Tell me what s on their mind but to get something done about it Quot he added District 149 names new supt., 2 new principals by me Gunkel or. Truman Owens of Michigan was named As the new school District 149 superintendent replacing or. James Albert who resigned the Post earlier this year. The Board also appointed two new school principals for the District. Or. Owens who will assume his District 119 duties july 8. Was chosen from a Large Field of applicants screened by the Illinois association of school boards. The Iasi narrowed the Field to six and the school Board ultimately interviewed four candidates for the superintendents Job. A three Vear contract was signed by the Board at a total salary of $33,160. Or. Owens 50, received his bachelors and maters degrees from Wayne state University a d a doctorate from the University of Michigan. His credentials include seven years As an elementary school teacher seven years As a principal and nine years As a superintendent in four separate school districts the Board also approved the execution of contracts with Kathleen Gillespie who will assume the principalship of Diekman and Kenneth m Jandes who replace mrs. Sophia Renner As principal of Waterman school in South Holland miss Gillespie worked As assistant principal of Diekman school and will replace Kenneth Kalina who resigned recently. Both will assume their duties effective july 1. In other business the Board accepted the resignation of Board member Ken Wilkinson with regret in his letter of resignation to the Board Wilkinson explained that he has been transferred to the Sherwin Williams Plant in Cincinnati Ohio he served on the Board for Over eight years. Last year he was appointed to fill a vacancy and won a three year seat in the recent elections. House oks municipal tax Revenue measure emphasis on lab work legislation to increase sales tax Revenue to Illinois municipalities and counties has been approved by the Illinois House of representatives. Rep. Thomas Miller r South Hollan House sponsor of the legislation introduced by senator Stan Weaver r Urban Asaid that an additional $5.5 million will be returned to local governments throughout the state if the legislation is approved by governor Dan Walker similar measures were introduced by rep Miller and rep Donald a me 11 r Chicago Heights in 1973, but were vetoed by gov. Walker following approval by the general Assembly. Rep. Miller indicated that cities and villages throughout the tenth legislative District could expect to receive nearly $150,000 if the measure is enacted into Law under the terms of the Bill the administrative fee charged by the Illinois department of Revenue in rebating sales tax Revenue to municipalities and counties would be reduced from 1 per cent to 2 per cent. Miller charged that the actual administrative Cost to the state is less than one per cent. New science program adopted school District 119 Board adopted a new science program for All seven schools after hearing a report from the District science committee which studied different program available. The program As outlined by the science committee is experimental and students learn from doing actual experiments with reinforcement from readings. The courses include a textbook and a Large Quantity of Laboratory materials. John Belletini director of instruction said hat tin statement of need is evident Quot we really Don t have a formalized science program in the District he told the Board. Henry Martinez chairman of in science committee said the group looked at six different programs but narrowed ii Down to this one because they fell it would get the teachers to provide More science with the pm Plasis on lab work Quot our District will Benefit by gelling involved in this program. Martinez said. A the students learn by doing and the concepts Are reinforced by Reading a a one committee member said that the texts Are readable and the children will be Able to understand them better than most science texts Belletini told the Board that the program will Cost $3 i Hui initially to give it a a got gtd Start and he will probably be coming Hack to the Board later to ask tor supplements Quot i think it will make science a More Liv ing he added. Committee members explained that the program in existence now in the District is not formalized each teacher is us inti the text Thev want and teaching the areas of science they like the committee said with the new program each Grade level will be learning the same concepts and the teachers will have guidelines to follow Lor each lesson the committee consisting of District science teachers recommended that each Grade level have a minimum of three periods of science a week. In other action the Board approved the Low bid tor installing sound systems in the Berger Caroline Sibley Diekman and Waterman so Bools

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