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Dolton Pointer (Newspaper) - March 31, 1974, Dolton, Illinois Walker releases funds for d a Quot Ginter see Story below advertising phone no. To 19-9000 the fifth Park to be featured in the Dolton Park districts name the Park contest is located at 152nd and Irving streets just South of Thor Ridge High school. The Park District is sponsoring the contest in an Effort to name and officially dedicate six of their Park locations. The District includes ten Parks and Only four have official names. These Are the main Dolton Park 147th and Evers Needles Park 142nd and Woodlawn Blackstone Park 146th and Blackstone ave. And Kandy Kane Park 146th and Ellis. The Park highlighted in this weeks contest is known by some residents As the Spelde Park and the land was acquired in 1968. When first purchased by the Park District the property contained a House barn and Chicken House. It now has playground equipment seating benches and two ice rinks on a two acre plot. Winners of All six contests will be announced by May 15 and will each receive a $25 . Government Bond. Winners will be selected by the commissioners of the Dolton Park Board. Contest rules Are 1. The contest is open to any person regardless of age living within the boundaries of the Dolton Park District except persons currently being paid wages by the Dolton Park District. 2. The entry envelope must be postmarked within five Days after the newspaper publication. 3. Any person May enter More than one time in any Given weekly contest. 4. If a Coupon published in the newspaper is not available or More than one entry is entered in any weekly contest a reasonable facsimile May be used but must be neatly printed or typewritten and must be dated. Entry Blank name _ address Park location Park should be named if under the age of 18 state age mail to Park naming contest Dolton Park District . Box 105, Dolton ill60419 Village Board to support Dolton parents say school Board uninterested in Caroline sible can name Dolton Parks Fryzel 85 votes Short 66th year no. 91 15c per copy an economist publication sunday March 31, 1974 55c monthly by Carrier 32 pages i sections the Dolton Park District is continuing its contest to name six area Parks Dolton Nark which have never been officially named and dedicated. The Park featured a in this weeks contest is located at 152nd and Irving streets just South of no oils name Thor Ridge High school. It was acquired in 1968 and is known by some As Spelde Park after the original owners of the property. To enter the contest fill out the Coupon below and return it to the Park District residents by Meg Gunkel parents of students in Caroline Sibley school. Calumet City filled the District 149 Board room wednesday and attacked Board actions and also Lack of action concerning the school. The parents charged the Board with a Lack of interest in Caroline Sibley school and its problems. Mrs. Lillian Callina said that the school roof leaks Walls and windows Are filthy and the school is not As Well kept up As Diekman or any of the other District schools. Mrs. Cullina and other parents also demanded reasons for the Board action relieving Lewis Aureliu assistant principle at Caroline Sibley of his Board president Paul Jones explained that the last item was a personnel matter and the Board talked in private with Aurelius and explained their action to him. A a i would Hope you would have enough Trust in your Board of education to do the right thing a Jones said. Board Secretary Ron Nagel told the parents that the administrators a Are much More qualified to make these kinds of decisions and it is a matter of Choice on our part to accept Mary Ann Gradisher president of the. Classroom teachers association told the Board the teachers Are just As concerned As the parents and feel Aurelius has done a Good Job at Caroline Sibley. Answering the charges of Unin Terest in the school and bad main tenant the Board said the school is scheduled for life safety work this summer and it did no to seem Wise to paint and decorate Walls that will probably have to be taken out Only to repaint and decorate them after they Are repaired to meet life safety code specifications. Business manager Richard Frankfort explained to the parents that the roof is scheduled to be fixed next week and the District has had problems getting the bonding company to mend it. Superintendent James Albert said the District cannot touch the roof because it would void the Bonds if they did. A we have to follow the he said. Mrs. Lucy Schaffrick of Calumet City addressed the Board on the bus problem at the schools. She said that More buses Are needed to take students to dirkson Junior High school a fights Are starting on the bus because they Are sitting three and four in a seat and shoving each other out a she said. Frankfort told her the District is attempting to get More buses and also taking a count of the number of students Riding on the buses the 1974-75 school Calendar was approved by the Board in a 5-2 vote. The Calendar is following the High school District 205 calendars for starting and ending dates and is a Compromise Between the administration and teachers proposals. The school year will begin for students on August 27 and end june 9. 1975. In other action the Board approved the second Reading for amendment of policy 3547, reproduction and distribution of materials. The Board also employed the Illinois school Board association to screen applications for superintendent of the District. Or. James Albert present superintendent told the Board recently that he would not seek renewal of his contract which expires july i. Youth Center pay director Riverdale mayor Frank Heenan announced tuesday that the Village Board has pledged to underwrite the salary of a director for a Riverdale youth Center up to $3,800 a year. The mayor also said that the Village would like 50 per cent control of a Board of directors for a youth Center and the youth activities committee would have 50 per cent representation on the proposed Board. The Village appointees would be named by the Riverdale youth commission which recently sent a letter to the mayor recommending the Village not become involved in a youth Center with the Yac. The mayor praised the Yac saying they have done a great Job for the youth of the Village. In other business the Board received a request from the police pension fund for an appropriation of $117,159 for the coming year. The figure includes an appropriation of $76,775 plus $40,384.27, which is the amount of interest that the $4.8 million released to acc in state funds gov. Dan Walker released $4,875,000 of state funds for completion of the permanent Campus at Thornton Community College in South Holland wednesday. The total Cost of the a phase ii construction is expected to be $9,531,000, with the balance paid for by the Thornton Community College District. The funds will be used to substantially expand the permanent Structure and to construct a separate physical education building. Gov. Walker said the Community College will serve As Many As 4,200 full time Day students when the construction project is completed in 1976 the project will add 40 Standard classrooms four lecture Halls laboratories for the physical sciences including an ecology environment la health sciences foreign languages speech metalworking drafting journalism and Law enforcement 19 rooms for music study and rehearsal 86 faculty offices four faculty lounges permanent offices for the president Deans and other administrators five conference rooms for students and their advisors a student lounge recreation room student activity offices dining room and Kitchen Book store and the physical education building containing a gymnasium swimming Pool and rooms few various sports. Pension Board says they Are losing annually. A we realize Village Board is aware of the actuarial Reserve deficiency in the Riverdale police pension fund resulting from insufficient appropriations in prior years to this fund necessitating an annual appropriation to amortize this deficiency Over and above the Normal municipal the letter to the mayor stated. The Board also approved the Purchase of a welding machine from the Riverdale Industrial Gas co. The machine costing $1,187.91, will be purchased with Revenue sharing funds the Village received funds from the state of Illinois department of transportation for their february allotment of motor fuel taxes in the amount of $13,623.90. Retail taxes to be allocated to the Village from the state of Illinois department of Revenue for december 1973 total $18,060.36. Democrats to meet the next meeting of the Thornton township democratic organization will be held april 2, at 7 30 . In the township Hall 333 e. 162 St. In South Holland announced newly elected township committeeman Frank Giglio. Fri i to Genoa Council 1659, knights of Columbus recently held an old timers Dill i liners night to Honor their Long time members. Some of the members honoured included Gred Duggan Jerry Bauwens Bill Maher state ceremonials chairman Bill Condon Joe Cusmano sr., and John f. Curran. Considers recount by Marge Plummer the race for Republican state Central committeeman in the third congressional District May not be Over even though the official vote canvass held tuesday showed William f. Scanned of Calumet City the Winner by a margin of 85 votes. Candidate Michael Fryzel who came in second in the race says he is considering a discovery recount in the election. The official vote canvass gave the following tallies William f. Scanned 6,721 votes Michael e. Fryzel 6,636 votes and Carl l. Klein running third with 5,613 votes. Fryzel told the Pointer thursday he had attended the official vote canvass tuesday and said the canvass a did find a few discrepancies and i did pick up a few he added he is considering a discovery recount in the race and has until april 6 to decide whether to do so. The election returns become official on april i and Fryzel has five Days before he must decide on the recount. A discovery recount Fryzel explained would allow him to look at the vote cast on voting machines and examine up to 25 per cent of the precincts. However a $5 fee is charged per precinct examined in this Type of recount. Fryzel said the fee involved would a be a big factors in his decision on the recount. If the discovery recount shows enough discrepancies a full recount is the next step in contesting the election. In a full recount the votes in every precinct Are re examined and a fee is charged for each precinct. Fryzel said in the third congressional District there Are 450 precincts 190 in Thornton township 140 in Worth township 22 in Calumet township and 30 in the 19th Ward in Chicago. In examining the possibility of a discovery recount Fryzel said he would have to look at votes cast in Worth and Calumet townships and in some sections of the 19th Ward of Chicago. A at this Point i done to think we would examine any precincts in Thornton township a he added. Fryzel who is Thornton township clerk commented a if the vote in a discovery recount is consistent with the original canvass the full recount would not help him in attaining the committeeman Post the committeeman Post became vacant when present Republican state Central committeeman for the third District Edmund Kucharski decided not to run again. Fryzel seeking the Post for the first time said concerning the election outcome a you think everything will end on election Day. But with the actual canvass so close there is a margin for error and this must be Fryzel said he Felt Carl Klein a former state representative and former government official had an advantage in the Campaign because his name was Well known Fryzel added that William scanned the official Winner was placed first on the ballot which he thought was a a definite Fryzel said to his knowledge there has never been a recount in this race in the third District but he and his supporters Are considering it seriously

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