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Harvey Markham Tribune (Newspaper) - January 8, 1967, Harvey, Illinois Thornton Junior College seeking its own Campus by Norm Paasch first of a series Thornton Junior College District 510, Only six months old As an institution of higher learning apart from the local High school faces massive problems in building in expanding and in providing for the educational needs of South suburban students. During its first 200 Days the College Board and administration could do Little More than concentrate on organization separation from the High school and establish its own tax rates and procedures. Yet in the meantime the Board and staff have worked overtime in the preliminary Steps to building a new Campus a move which is imperative if the College is to survive. A a a almost simultaneously they must choose a suitable site and an architect. And to do so they must have previously developed a philosophy As to what kind of an institution they want immediately and in the future. One Roadblock that has hampered but certainly not stopped. The fledgling Board was the Lack of expression by neighbouring High school districts about plans to Annex. More than a year ago a committee was formed to study the feasibility of a Junior College i encompassing seven High school districts from Calumet City to Tinley Park and from River-1 Dale to Monee. While the committee gathered information about assessed valuation would have had to begin build and curriculum both Thornton plans. Hie College with an the super College and that both Thornton and Bloom will become larger by annexation of adjacent districts. Crete Monee unit District will petition to become part of Bloom As will the residents of Rich township. Bremen township is expected to begin annexation machinery soon to join Thornton and Thornton fractional is already in the signature gathering stage. That leaves Homewood floss Moor As the unknown Quantity. And at the moment that is exactly what it is. Members of the of Board of education and Community representatives have definitely leaned toward the seven District proposal feeling that a Large District with two campuses would better cover the Range of curricula needed to serve South suburban graduates. Of. A Community District carved out of four townships which almost exactly Quarter the area had to go along with the majority of the seven District study committee which recommended the present alignment with the suggestion that a super District could be created later by merging Thornton and Bloom. At this Point Homewood Flossmoor can go either Way because it is contiguous to both. Thornton fractional and Crete Monee districts do not enjoy this advantage. Even if Thornton had remained As it was a year ago it a Tribune phone de 3 0564 published sunday and thursday at Harvey Illinois vol. 7�?no. 3 second class postage paid at Harvey Illinois 60426. And at additional mailing offices. Publication and Bonsness offices at 15330 Center Avenue. Harvey. Illinois 60426 sunday january 8, 1967 Ioc per copy. This Issue 32 pages 7th year of publication mayor Russell g says Mark dead and Bloom Community College were awarded class i status by enrolment of 1,500, has limited space in the main High school the Illinois Junior College building and is using annexes Board. Neither could determine that were designed for several the exact size of its facilities i years use but Are still in Ope because neither knew which ration after More than 15 nears districts might join them by an in addition the Junior College negation or if in fact they has taken up the last bit of vacant High school property for new buildings this year. Now that the 510 Board has an idea of the size of its territory it can plan its Campus and programs accordingly. Were to be merged As the Core of the seven District College. In late november the Thornton Board was informed that enthusiasm had waned for pc will buy ism magnetic typewriter Junior College District 510 is approved half the Cost will Board approved Purchase of a be paid from the Federal Grant magnetic tape typewriter and the other half would come wednesday for making up tests and for other clerical work. Wayne Willard Dean of instruction told the Board that the ism equipment was listed As part of an application for Federal funds covering five areas of the College. If funding no strike at Thornton pc teachers at Thornton Junior College Are not part of the teachers Union planning a strike against Chicago Junior colleges monday. Marcel Pacatte president of the Thornton Junior College faculty association said his group is not affiliated with the striking Union nor with any nationally organized teachers Union. Pacatte said the school has received numerous Calls inquiring if school will be in session because the striking group is named the Cook county Junior College teachers. Classes at Thornton will not be interrupted according to or. James d. Logsdon president of tic. In from next years equipment budget. If the College is not reimbursed by the Grant the other half can come from next years budget Willard said. Total Cost of the machine is $5,535. College president James d. Logsdon reported on a Junior College conference in California where experts said the Ideal i Community College would have from 3,000 to 3,500 students. Tjce a current enrolment is 2,000 full time equivalent with expansion to the 3.000 figure when its new Campus is built. Regarding planning or. Logsdon was told that Junior College boards and staffs must look 25 years ahead when building and setting up programs. Markham woman among group of new . Citizens mrs. Daphne j. Navakas 16412 Oxford drive Markham was one of nine South suburban residents among 165 new citizens sworn in last tuesday before . District judge Julius j. Hoffman it was reported this week. Another area resident included among the South suburban contingent was mrs. Kathleen m. Kelly of 15 West 158th place Harvey. Nab youth in 115mph Pursuit Markham police patrolman Edwin Nefeld arrested a Harvey youth sunday night after a Chase through several area communities and northward along Tri state tollway at speeds up to 115 Miles per hour. Charged with breaking into the Buiko Gas station at 159th Street and Kedzie Avenue earlier in the evening and with attempting to elude an officer was William f. Hoppe 19. A resident of Harvey memorial Myca. At least three other traffic charges Are pending also in each of two other communities Tinley Park and country club Hills. Bond has been set at $5,000 on each of the two Markham charges. Hoppe is scheduled to appear february 9 before judge Robert a. Meier Iii in Midlothian after undergoing extensive psychiatric testing Markham police report. The Harvey youth was caught North of 95th Street on the tollway after his autos Gas tank ran dry the result of being punctured by some of the 18 bullets fired at him by pursuing police from 18 South suburban communities. Ten of the bullets struck hoppers car. According to police reports Nefeld and officer William Wegener had just discovered the Buiko station break in while on routine patrol at about 10 50 . When country club Hills police notified Markham that they were chasing a speeder toward the City. Nefeld attempted to intercept but As he headed West on 167th, Hoppe passed him going in the opposite direction at what the youth later said was a Speed of 110 Miles per hour. Nefeld turned in Pursuit and joined by Hazel Crest Tinley Park country club Hills. Homewood and other police units followed the suspect onto the tollway. Hoppe and the police passed through the Markham Tollgate at 115 Miles per hour according to the reports. After his car stopped and he was surrounded by his pursuers the suspect reportedly admitted breaking into the Markham station. In a later statement he said he had entered the service station shortly after to ., found Only a Money changer containing $15 and some Cartons of cigarettes then drove to a pizzeria in Tinley Park. After leaving the restaurant a Short time later he said he drove southward on route 42a a at about 45 or 50 Miles per hours until he noticed a squad car approaching him with its red Flasher Light on. Assuming they were after him he stepped up his Speed to 110 Miles per hour he said. Master plan changes Are revealed in new report Mike Duffee left is about to learn All about the a hip throw from his Markham Park District Winter recreation program judo instructor Mitchell Murff. The course which began december 3 and will continue until the end of february resumed its activities this week after a Brief Holiday intermission. Gerry Epp Park recreation director said this week that registration for judo is now closed. Watching Duffee a plight left to right Are Reginald Murff and Zachary French. Judo was one of several new additions to the annual Winter recreation slate. Players set auditions tomorrow Myrt Rinder and Mae Mcneil co authors of the Markham players new Spring show reminded local area candidates for parts in the production that auditions will be held tomorrow at Markham Park school auditorium 163rd Street and Lawndale Avenue and on wednesday january la at the Rinder Home 3108 West 163rd Street. Dialogue auditions will be held tomorrow from 7 . Toll . Tryouts for vocal or instrumental Talent for the musical production will be conducted wednesday. Both auditions will be conducted on the basis of prior appointment by those seeking parts in the cast. Arrangements for the tryouts can still be made by calling mrs. Rinder who also will direct the show at 331-7551. Scripts for the parts will be available for prior study. Those selected for the parts will be announced on january 20. The show is to be staged May 19-20 at Markham Park school auditorium. A title has not been chosen As yet mrs. Rinder reports. A contest is being conducted among members of the Markham players to select the title she said. Music and lyrics for the Spring production have been written by the directors husband Ken. Lloyd Donnelly is promoted Lloyd Donnelly jr., who lives at 16319 St. Louis in Markham has been promoted to manager of the National food store at 1220 East 87th Street in Chicago the company revealed this week. He had been manager of the National at 17829 Burnham in Lansing it was reported. Ask alternate plan for water mayor Russell Gardner urged his Markham City Council colleagues to a take a Long look at the foundering mid Mark water commission to a determine whether or not we wish to continue As a member of this mfg. Ww.-.-. A v look like fun it is. Say members of the women a trampoline class. In mid air is Patrece Bertrand the instructor while Barbara Pitzer Joyce Suchie and Norah Condux left to right look on. The course another new addition to the recreation slate this year concludes for women on january 17, but saturday afternoon classes for boys and girls Between eight and 13 years of age begin two Days later reports recreation director Epp. He noted that there still is room for a few More participants in the one hour children a classes which will have a limit of 15 students. The mayors comments followed the Reading of a letter during thursdays City Council meeting which indicated that a a favourable a final court decision in the three year Legal Battle Between Midlothian and Robbins is the Only basis on which the commission can begin to function in its role of providing a direct water Supply main Between Chicago and its two members Markham and Midlothian. By a favourable a is meant a decision which frees Midlothian of its water contract with Robbins it was explained. Midlothian is obligated to buy some 400.000 Gallons of water daily from Robbins it is understood. A not even an out of court settlement of the dispute would be sufficient to blast the commission out of its present becalmed state the letter indicated. As Long As Midlothian is obligated to Purchase any portion of its water sources other than the commission the Bond consulting firm of Chapman and Cutler will not approve issuance of the Bonds needed to finance construction of the main the letter declared. Without the Chapman and Cutler stamp of approval the Bonds would be unsaleable. Efforts to bring the Case to a decision have been beset by de lays appeals and Legal mane vering. Midlothian already has been ruled free of its contract in the circuit court but Robbins has appealed the decision. Latest information from mid Mark commissions attorney Robert Nolan who also is representing Midlothian in the Battle is that a motion has been filed asking the appellate court to a set Down the Issue for immediate argument and a Date for the expected a final hearing was to have been set wednesday december 28. Friday however Nolan said the trial Date was not firm yet but there is a possibility it will be held january 16. He said the Date would be definitely established by monday. In his remarks mayor Gardner noted that a we Are no better off today in this matter than we were three and a half years ago and despite the recommendations of several Village Board and other committees assigned to study the Progress of this commission each of which suggested we give it Only six More months to get off a dead Center a we have persisted in clinging to it. A i say the time has come to get out of this mess and seek a solution to our water problems in some other direction a he declared. Alderman Donald Chatman reminded Gardner that the commission cannot legally be dissolved. The mayor acknowledged this fact but pointed out a there is nothing in the Law that says we can to form another water commission with some other municipality and just let mid Mark Gardner did not indicate which of the area communities he had in mind As potential members of the proposed new commission or if it was Likely the City of Chicago would approve such a commission. There was no Council action on the suggestion. In other business the aldermen approved the issuance of a local business License to Kasko realty of Skokie and accepted the states annual audit report on Markhams 1965 motor fuel tax expenditures. The state report lauded the manner in which met fund records were kept by the City Praise which is a not lightly distributed by these people a City manager Albert e. Ward Ingley explained. The audit of 1966 expenditures will be conducted in june and the report on them will be presented next january he said. Through a letter from congressman Edward Derwinski which was read by Wardingley at the meeting it was revealed that efforts will be made to have one of the nations top level military or official bands appear in Markham As part of the City a memorial Day Observance. While the finalized version of i recent Progress report from Markhams Long awaited a master plan still has not been presented work on the project is a moving along As planned a according to Robert Donahue chairman of the City a plan commission in a report to the cite Council this week. A a a publication of contractual items would be no later than january 15,�?� the report indicated but there was no Date specified for the plans formal presentation to the aldermen. Apartment zoning which previously had been pegged for the area North of 159th Street Between Central Park and Kedzie avenues has been removed from the proposed land use map and redrawn for the Vicinity North of 167th on Park Avenue Donahue a report noted. He the changes and the publication dates were based on a Tom Miller representative for tee search inc., the City a noted. The chairman also said he has met recently with Louis Freeman head of Markhams human relations commission and that certain recommendations made by Freeman which Donahue did not reveal in his report were to be taken under advisement by the plan commission. The chairman also reported that a follow up letters of inquiry have been sent to plan commission members Richard Frana and James Parker seeking explanations for the pairs a continued absence a from commission meetings. He said he had not received a reply from a previous letter and would next attempt to Contact the two members in person. Donahue also reported that the commission met december 28 to consider a petition by George m. Hilgendorf for rezoning the Southeast Corner of 163rd Street and Dixie Highway from a residential classification to business use. The Petitioner however was absent and the matter was rescheduled for january la. Aldermen Dan Durr and Donald Chatman were on hand for the rezoning hearing Donahue said. The area at Issue lies within their firs Ward. Donahue a report which was to have been read at the City councils Public meeting thursday was acc Dently omitted from the Agenda. Copies of it were made thursday night however and it was distributed to the aldermen in person by City manager Albert Wardingley prior to its release to the local press. Park Board tightens rules one of Markhams newest youth groups the Markham organization for youth Opportunity _ Moyo a was lauded by the City spark Board for its members conduct during dances held at Roesner Park fieldhouse. The Praise during last tuesdays Park Board meeting comes at a time when most requests for the use of the Hall by youth groups Are greeted with some doubts it was pointed out As a result of several disturbances which have erupted in the past year at youth functions. The comments were triggered by a request from Moyo adult supervisor Robert Gillette for permission to hold dances monthly at the fieldhouse. The petition was granted. A your last dance was the Best Ever held Here in terms of your members conduct Obser Vance of our rules and the condition in which you left the building. We were impressed a declared commissioner Robert Wardingley. His sentiments were echoed by Gerry Epp Park recreation director and other members of the Board whose opinion they said was based on reports from Park superintendent Ray Mccallum. The group composed of youngsters from Markhams East Side said it would continue to have at least one adult in attendance at the dances for every eight teenagers. The dances will be held Between 7 . And 10 30 . Gillette said so that participants can be Home by la the curfew hour. The Date of the first dance has not yet been fixed Gillette noted. Discussion of the Moyo followed the adoption of a new set of regulations to govern use of the fieldhouse. The rules were based on recommendations by police chief Thomas of Hern in meetings with Park Board members held recently to find a solution to youth problems resulting from dances and parties held at the fieldhouse. T among the regulations Are the following at least one male adult in attendance for every to youngsters and a minimum of five adults regardless of crowd size no smoking by teens no alcoholic beverages on the premises no leaving or entering the building during dances no loitering in the fieldhouse parking lot one off duty Markham police officer is to be in attendance at any dance sponsored by any group the policeman is to be paid by the sponsoring organization. A schedule of fees also was set. These include $20 for the use of the Hall by private groups $10 for teen groups $5 for adult club and organizational meetings no charge for nonprofit groups. Recent reorganization of the Park Board As a result of the resignation of Tarvis m. Iversen last month has moved Marshall Degraw up to the vice presidency placed Wardingley As chairman of the recreation and the land acquisition committees Given Degraw chairmanship of the building and grounds and publicity committees and retained Howard Emmett in his former Post of finance and ordinance chairman. He John Burton it was previously announced took Over Iversen a Post As Board president. Mumm Edward Mason officer Mason resigns Board May hire two patrolman Edward Mason a Veteran member of Markham police department resigned thursday. In his letter of resignation Mason listed his reasons for leaving the Force As Mason has been a member of the department for approximately to years. During the first three years he was on Par time status. A spokesman for the City a police and fire commission said Steps will be taken immediately to fill the vacancy from an existing eligibility roster. There is a possibility that an additional patrolman will be hired at the same time it was said. As of Friday three names remained on the latest eligibility list from which patrolmen Nick Smith and David Palmer were hired about a month ago. Markham girl named freshman class Secretary Renee Cruikshank daughter of or. And mrs. W. B. Cruikshank of 16353 South Wolcott Avenue Markham has been named Secretary of the freshman class Ait North Central College Naperville. Miss Cruikshank a 1966 Grad in Chicago has been a resident of Markham for the past four years and is enrolled in a Liberal arts curriculum her parents report

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