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South Holland Star Tribune (Newspaper) - August 22, 1976, South Holland, Illinois Derwinski chats with a old Palm Gerald Ford by Mitchell Golub Kansas City to. It was a different Gerald Ford who entered Kemper Arena for the first time thursday evening to accept his party s nomination for president. The smile was t forced As it had been during three Days of addressing state convention delegations the to Hummer of answering question after question from reporters was gone this was an enthusiastic Man. This was a Man who appeared to be enjoying himself for the first time in several weeks. For a few moments. Jerry Ford was letting it All hang out More on the convention see Page 6 these were the vibrations u s rep Edward Derwinski r-4th> got As he walked along Side the president As he made his Way to the convention podium As a key Man in the Ford re election movement. Derwinski is bestowed the Honor of flanking the president As part of the Quot escort a convention ritual of the Republican party Derwinski was one of to persons in the escort marching proudly As he bumped shoulders with the Ever present flock of Ford secret service police Quot the president was sky High he was As enthusiastic As i be Ever seen him you could feel his excitement he was showing his True emotions. Quot Derwinski said As a colleague of the president when he served in Congress. Derwinski has built up a close relationship with the grand rapids. Mich native Derwinski has been a frequent visitor to the White House Dur ing the past two years often dining with the first family and other Washington notables when he first saw me he said i Eddie Only a few people Call me Eddie i think he had a boyhood Friend in grand rapids who he called Eddie he s always called me that Quot the congressman said while laughing As the contingent reached the podium. Ford turned to Derwinski for a Chat Quot he thanked me for my help and said your Illinois people Are great Quot the congressman said. The president s later comment was in reference to the Illinois delegation which gave him one of the largest blocs of votes the president then asked a question he already knew the answer to. Are you ready to help me again now Quot you bet Quot Derwinski replied Quot we talked for a few More moments about How i was doing on the National level with the ethnic tiling Derwinski is one of the leaders in the Republican party s Effort to w in the ethnic vote i it w As very informal the congressman explained industrious pleasure boating inside Magazine this week in the Page j editorial. Obituaries. 5 society .6 8 sports .9-11 classified 17 23 18th year 44 pages�?4 sections sunday August 22, 1976 Telephone 687-8400classified 339-8181 circulation 331-0440 20 cents per copy no. 68 so. Holland hears More complaints it was a Short summer meeting monday evening for South Holland trustees except for a few complaints from residents. Ralph Heitz who has appeared before the Village Board on several occasions mentioned that All four of his tickets issued by police for illegally parking his truck on his property were thrown out of court. He said judge James Condon ruled that the tickets were illegal because South Holland had made an sex Post Facto Law. However he said Village police still ticket his vehicle. Heitz and other truck and Van owners in the Village had protested earlier in the summer about South Hollands truck ordinance. The Law As written states trucks and vans shall not be parked overnight on the Street in a residential neighbourhood or on a driveway in front of the Home by the curb. Nevertheless South Holland officials continued to take the violators to court. Attorney Ronald Buikema said Heitzm Case was the first in a year and one half that was thrown out of court. Heitz asked Village president Harold Gouwens if now he legally could Park his truck near his property. Gouwens replied that everything is status quo. After the meeting Heitz told reporters he really did no to understand if status quo meant an affirmative or negative answer. Buikema told trustees that South Holland has 30 Days to Appeal the decision adding that an Appeal is expensive. Trustees took no further action on the Issue monday evening. In another Public comment Phillip Pikosz of 15270 state Street complained about an area on East Riverside drive where his Mother lives. He said youths Are speeding in the streets drinking and taking drugs in the Park there. Trustees questioned whether the area discussed actually was in South Holland. They got out maps to discern whether his Mother and the Park Pikosz talked about were in Harvey or South Holland. Pikosz said he a seen police come up to the drinking youths Only to have the teens cuss them out without any retribution. Gouwens said he would communicate with the police department about the matter. In the regular business session Village officials authorized payment of $14,640.29 to . Construction company for the remainder of work completed on the Woodlawn East signal installation. Total payment for the project was $370,181.17. South Hollands share was $100,000 with the state picking up the Tab for the rest. The Village used appropriated funds from motor fuel tax allotments and $50,000 set aside in an escrow fund from the Pebble Wood Plaza developers made in a previous agreement. Buikema reported that a Public hearing for a special assessment to Widen the Roadway and install storm sewers on Sun tone drive near Thornton Community College had gone Well. Cost of the project will be $190,158.86. The Roadway partially is four paved lanes with the other half Only filled with gravel and potholes. The new Section will be two lanes ending in a Cul de Sac. Buikema also mentioned a september 18 meeting he planned to attend on a vandalism ordinance to be effective in the sixth municipal District. The meeting will be sponsored by Tinley Park. He added that there might be separate ordinances for non Home Rule and Home Rule municipalities. In another report Buikema said he attended an instructional session of the Illinois department of conservation for a $70,000 open space and land acquisition Grant from the Federal government. South Holland will participate in the program to acquire Hollandale Park a seven acre site just West of the Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad tracks. The Village will be reimbursed the Money when the various Steps in the a continued on Page 2 Tennis anyone Evelyn Overland puts Forth her Best Billie Jean King reach to capture a set at Dolton a Tennis club. Dist. 205 passes discipline policy District 205 will have uniform student and athletic discipline policies in All three High schools with the fall semester. School Board members approved the two policies for the Board record recently at their monthly meeting. Quot basically there a no difference in this compared to the previous policy except now we spell it out Quot said supt. William Augustus. Quot i think its pretty Clear and spells out everything that needs to be spelled said Robert Reese Board president. Augustus reminded Board members that policies can t take care of All contingencies but written rules try to give stringent guidelines. Board member Henry Vandenberg said he Hopes the police is enforces. Robert Evans another Board member mentioned that grievances under the policy still have the right to go before a hearing Board. Augustus said Quot we re not interested in punishing anybody but if the cases come up we feel we have to have a copy of the policies was not available to the press after the Board meeting. Officials said they would make the document available at a later Date. In other reports Augustus told of life safety work needed to save Energy at Thornton township High school Board members approved the proposal for an expenditure of $29,488 As part of the original life safety requirements. Concerning summer school enrolment Augustus said the number of students was Down to one half of last year s 3,000. The number of students enrolled in special Intel St course s was 2.000. About the same As in previous years because the fee schedule was near the same about 350 students enrolled in Driver education courses also Augustus reiterated that the reason for Low enrolment was the tuition charge however he said Many school districts reported summer enrolments of less than too students making District 205 look Good in previous years school districts were reimbursed from state coffers to offer summer school most offered classes free of charge however this year most decided to charge tuition when gov Dan Walker s veto of school appropriations Cut summer school funds Augustus also reported on renovation work at Thornton township High school in Harvey in the learning resources Center District 205 budgeted for the improvement which officials previously had asked voters to subsidize through a referendum that Utah latter while school kids Are enjoying their last Days of Freedom before the Start of school mate Nance people consider the preparation time one of their busiest periods John Noah left and i Hio Star replace the Pool filter at the Thornton township High school Pool in Harvey. Returning Stu in s i find evidence of the behind the scenes Vork at All three District 205 schools other renovations to be finished in time for the fall semester in two weeks include new ceilings in the main gymnasium at i Horn Ridge High school in Dolton work in the commons area of the school also has been done Augustus reported that the new occupational training building across the Street from ttys will by open in time for fall classes. New teachers will Start August 27 All students Are it scheduled to september i or Jack furless assistant superintendent said after the meeting that teacher contract negotiations Are at a standstill however no strike is expected

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