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South Holland Star Tribune (Newspaper) - September 24, 1972, South Holland, Illinois Phone de 3-0564 phone de 3-0564 monday through Friday 9 . To 5 . For Tribune circulation Newt and Latsi fied and departments. On saturday hours Are 9 . To noon. Tribune South Holland a Dolton a Thornton 14th year 36 pages�?4 sections sunday september 24, 1972 sports de 3-0564 read Quot what t the score Quot by Jim Stadter sports editor today in the Star Tribune for the inside scoop on area sports Competition and players. 10 cents per copy no. 77 officials consider annexation Thornton May expand Westward by Bob Allen the Village of Thornton May be annexing 225 acres of land in the near future owned by material service according to Cedric Forbes Village attorney. Forbes said in his report during the Village Board meeting tuesday night that the recent development is the result of conferences Between him and Village and company officials Over a period of months. A i believe this is the balance of land around the Village which can be annexed a said Forbes. Most of the benefits to the Village regarding the annexation of the land will not be realized until the Distant future said Forbes. An immediate advantage of the annexation however will be the receipt of the real estate taxes by the Village which have been paid to the county Forbes explained after the meeting. He said this would probably amount to several thousand dollars. In gang Range plans for the land include the mining of it and the eventual filling of the existing quarries with land fill Forbes said. The land created by such a project would then probably be used for some income producing purpose he continued. Most of the land in question is located West of the existing quarries except for 13 acres w hich lie to the North and West of the Thornton Blue Island Road. A total of 40 acres is located South of Ridge Road and West of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad tracks. The balance of the land he said extends North of Homewood memorial gardens cemetery to the tollway. Forbes also said he is continuing to meet with several Home owners in the Northwest part of the Village so that an agreement can be reached to Annex their land As Well. That parcel of land which is divided into one and one half acre plots is located Between the North Boundary of the new Thornton Industrial Park and armory drive. It is bounded on the East by South Holland and on the West by Westview Avenue. Delbert Emerick Village president reported that an application has already been made for the construction of a one Story office and steel warehouse facility. The Cost of the building will be $300,000, said Emerick. This an indication of How beneficial this Industrial Park is going to be for the villages tax base in terms of assessed valuation he said. Emerick appointed William King to fill one of two vacancies on the zoning Board of appeals. King is a former member of the Village Board and will serve the unexpired term of Thomas cumin who resigned recently from the zoning Board and moved away from the area. In other business Emerick a member of the steering committee of the South area water commission reported that the two largest communities in tie organization have reconsidered their position and w ill join the others in the study to determine the feasibility of bringing water in from the Kankakee River. Disturbances close High school Thornton township High school classes were let out Early Friday following a series of disturbances both inside and outside the school. Following the closing school officials issued a series of a get Tough rules which will be in effect with the Start of school monday. School officials indicated that the rules w ill be enforced �?o200 per cent and will be in effect for the remainder of the school year. District 205 supt. William Augustus said that 12 students had reported injuries which occurred during disturbances inside the building. Augustus said that none of the injuries was of a serious nature. Classes were dismissed at 12 05 . Harvey police reported that six adults were arrested and 11 juveniles were taken into custody following incidents outside the school. Police said the actual disturbance outside the school lasted Only about 10 minutes and was confined to thens urging reopening of polling places the neighbourhood schools committee Csc of school District 151 is urging Board members to reconsider their decision to close three of the five polling places for the october 21 tax referendum vote. Lee Johnson chairman of the Csc said he sent a letter to the Board of education yesterday saturday expressing a Shock and anger at the reduction in polling places. Answering the boards reason for the polling place reduction of financial savings Johnson said the Csc would provide voluntary poll judges at the schools where the polls will not be in operation for the referendum vote. Johnson added that the Csc has sent telegrams to judge Julius Hoffman and the chief prosecutor for the . Department of Justice informing them that three polling places have been closed and asking a that such acts be the Csc urges the Board of education to Call a special meeting to reconsider the decision to close the polling places before the Public notice appears in a newspaper Legal advertisement. The Board of education would not want to use volunteers secured through the Csc Johnson said he would Hope others such As Pat groups would offer their services voluntarily. Furthermore Johnson said if the school Board members were concerned about clean up expenses the Csc a would be More than Happy to offer this service. A about $400 or $500 is peanuts compared to what they re spending in other areas a Johnson remarked. Immediate area around the school. Police said no property damage was reported. Augustus termed the cause of the disturbances As the a same old stuff a one in unconfirmed reports indicate that Security at District 205�?Ts other two High schools was stepped up Friday. John Tilton principal of Thor Ridge High in Dolton said there were police officers and Parent observers present but it was a a Normal Day at Thor Ridge. Efforts to Contact police officials in Dolton or South Holland were unsuccessful however. Tilton indicated that Security at Thornwood High in South Holland was also increased. A dents serves As a springboard for Augustus said the current situation apparently started at last fridays football game when a student Selling programs was a a decked by another student. The superintendent added that the student responsible for the a a decking is up for suspension at wednesdays Board of education meeting. Tensions apparently built up following the incident and gangs of White and Black youths reportedly meet in separate locations thursday night to plan for Friday s events. The rules and regulations being put into effect on monday have the full backing of the districts Board of education and administration Augustus said. The rules Are As follows a All students must have identification cards and must present them upon request. Any student absent on Friday whether for a period or for the Day must bring a written excuse from their parents. All students will be expected to enter school monday and go directly to their first period class. There is to be absolutely no loitering in the Halls at any time. A All students must move directly from class to class. A any student not following a directive from a staff member or Security person will be immediately suspended from school. A any student apprehended for harrass intent or assault on another person will be immediately suspended and processed for expulsion and possible criminal prosecution. A any suspended student will not be allowed Back to school until a Parent or guardian has arranged for and had a conference with designated school officials. A m1 students walking to school Are not to be on the school grounds before 7 30 . A All of these rules and regulations will be in effect for the remainder of the school year. Augustus said that school will operate monday a on a Normal schedule and it is expected that All students will behave in such a manner that school can continue to be operated normally for the remainder of the school Park Forest and Chicago Heights voted earlier not to participate with the other communities in the and hoc group of municipalities investigating surface sources of potable water from outside the area. The study will take four to five months Emerick said. Emerick also asked John Ramer Village Engineer to investigate a flooding problem on the property of Roy Zine re who operates a trucking and excavating firm at 321 East Margaret Street. The Village president said the water almost reached the window Sills of Zine re a apartment building. Ramer reported that the painting of the elevated water Tower would begin this past week and will take several Days to Complete. The Village is attempting to get the state to install lighting on the Margaret Street Bridge said Emerick shifting to another topic. Ramar said he contacted a state Engineer and was told the lighting was not a part of the original contract. He said he will seek a special meeting to talk Over the situation. A discussion concerning the possible need for a noise pollution ordinance was precipitated by complaints from residents of a squeak coming from a conveyor Belt among the material service machinery. Emerick asked the police chief to talk w Ith the superintendent at the Thornton offices of material service in regard to the problem. The Board voted to accept the recommendations of the zoning Board of appeals to rezone property owned by Thornton cartage company from residential to b-4 business. The company plans to construct a new office building near its present operation. Another recommendation was to rezone property owned by bin Ere from residential to business. In addition the commission recommended granting a zoning variance to allow him to erect a Fence not higher than 10 feet to the South of his present operation. At the end of the meeting president Emerick presented certificates of appreciation individually to the members of the Thornton Pony league baseball team. The team finished second in regular season play and first in the Hale Swanson Tenner baseball league tournament in Chicago Heights sponsored by the Park District there. Negotiations continue in so 149 with another negotiations meeting planned october 2, teachers and school officials in District 149 Are hoping for the settlement of the professional negotiations agreement for a teachers contract. John Condon Board president admitted that the Board and teacher negotiators Are still apart on four or five a a major items and added a to say there san end in sight is the classroom teachers association cat issued a september 20news release following the most recent negotiations meeting tuesday. A even though and format tentative continued on Page z awaiting court considers interim no Sig Rule officials in Dolton Are investigating the possibility of an interim ordinance regulating the use of real estate signs in the Village. Trustees have already passed an ordinance completely Banning a for Sale and a a sold signs but have tabled the enforcement of the ordinance pending the outcome in court cases of similar ordinances in other communities. At tuesdays regular Board meeting discussion continued with trustee Robert Misner moving for the attorney to draw up an ordinance prohibiting any wording on a Henry Drumm left the charter president of the South Holland chamber of Commerce installs Frank Kolavo As president at a recent meeting. Plans for the chamber this year include a bicycle registration and the installation of Bike Racks in the Village s shopping areas. Real estate sign except the words a for Sale and a phone number. This would eliminate the name of the real estate firm employed by the owner to sell the House. Misner however pointed out Dolton could not completely prohibit real estate signs based on a restraining Trade a he said but with the inclusion of a phone install Kolavo president of so chamber Frank Kolavo recently installed president of the South Holland chamber of Commerce promises a the most Active year in the South Holland chamber of Commerce a Short calling for a fall the business and professional people of the Community to Stop acting individually and to become a Strong individual group with a single commitment to improve themselves and their Community under the chamber Banner a Kolavo made his acceptance speech at last wednesday s dinner. Charter president Henry Drumm installed Kolavo into office while Warren Brodine immediate past president installed Tom Ely and Bert Docter vice presidents Marie Horecky Secretary and Art dryer treasurer. Directors for the 1972-73 year Are Peter Tasso Richard Derobertis Reg Parker Bart de Graaf Irv Golding and Henry de Vries. They were installed by Tom Miller candidate for state representative in the 10th legislative District and South Holland trustee. Kolavo lists his other civic activities As a member and officer of the South Holland Jaycees chairman of the March of dimes and american cancer society. Number on the proposed sign a this would allow him the realtor to continue his business without free Ralph a a Jerry Berg trustee acting As president pro Tern agreed saying no other businesses in the Village Are allowed to advertise in front lawns but added that the villages present sign ordinance a actually says the same chapter 77 of the Village municipal code reads in part a no billboard signboard or sign shall be permitted in any residential District As defined in the zoning chapter of. This defining these terms the ordinance reads a the terms a billboards or a signboards Means All outdoor structures used for the Public display of advertising material. The term a sign shall include All advertising structures. Erected and maintained on the roofs or attached to the Walls of an exception to the definition applying perhaps to real estate signboards reads a the term. Shall not be held to include any Board or sign having an area Quot of less than 25 Square Misner suggested that perhaps a this is the time to dust off the old ordinance and withdrew his motion to authorize the attorney to draw up the interim ordinance. However this motion finally did come to a vote which was tied three to three with trustee Wes i it Ane Misner and Berg favouring the drawing up not passage at this time of the ordinance and trustees Joseph Zorich Walter Nelson and Vernon harms voting Berg As president pro Tern then directed attorney David Dillner to investigate an ordinance and report Back at tuesdays meeting. Zorich who is in the real estate business pointed out during the discussion census figures boost so tax share by Bob Allen the official results of the special South Holland Village census reveals that 25,220 persons now reside in the Village or 1,289 More persons than when the census was taken in 1970. The reason for the special census which Cost the Village approximately $6,000, was to show the increased population officially. By doing this the Village is eligible for More than $19,000 in additional Revenue. This is an increased net income for the first year of about $13,000. The Revenue will come from the Village share of state income and motor fuel taxes both of which Are figured according to the population. The totals Are divided into sex age and three race categories. The race categories Are White Black and other. 4 the White population of the Village increased 1,267 or 1.1 per cent while the Black population remained the same 12. The largest proportionate gain since the 1970 census was achieved by those of other ethnic backgrounds than White or Black. That group increased by 34 to a total of 106. That amounts to 47.2 per cent of the 1970 figure of 72. The sex and race categories Are broken Down into five year categories. According to the totals females outnumber males in South Holland by 100. There Are 12,660 females and 12,560 males. The median age of the South Hollander is 26.7 among both sexes. Females appear to live longer in the Village because the median age of the females is 28.1 the male median age is 25. Those residents however who Are of races other than White appear to be younger since their median age for both sexes is 19.6. A spokesman for the regional office of the u. S. Bureau of census said the relatively Young median age is a healthy sign for the future of the Village if it remains at that figure. The totals also show that the Junior High and High school age persons in the Village outnumber any other age group. The largest five year segment is 10-14 years which indicates that High school District 205 has yet to see the Peak enrolment at least from South Holland. That groups totals 3,286 or 13.2 per cent. The second largest age group in the Village totalling 2,942 or 11.6 per cent includes those Between the Ages of 15 and 19. The third largest age group regardless of sex is Between the Ages of five and nine years. They account to 2,737 or 10.8 per t cent. Those under five years Are also one of the largest age groups. The totals for these age brackets indicates that the High schools will receive their Peak enrolment from South Holland Over the next five years followed by a gradual decline Over the following 10 years. The Grade schools in South Holland Are at their Peak enrolment now in grades five through eight according to the figures. Kindergarten through fourth Grade have already reached their Peak and will decline Over the next 10 years. The fourth largest age group is Between 40 and 44 numbering an even 2,000 or 7.9 per cent. Using that data and the fact that the largest age group in the Village is Between the Ages of 10 and 14 years it is logical to conclude that the greatest number of parents in South Holland Are near the age of 30 when their children Are born. The spokesman for the Bureau of census verified this speculation. The statistics show a fact that is obviously important to politicians during an election year. The Village has 14,044 voters and 11,176 under 21. Splitting the Ages of All residents in half the figures show 18,606 persons 44 years and under while Only 6,614 Are Over 45. Among the age groups of those who Are of other than White lineage the largest five year bracket totalling 19 is Between the Ages of five and nine years. Two age groups tie for the second largest at 13 persons each. There Are 52 voters in that bracket and 54 under 21. That state Law says a real estate firm cannot erect a sign without the written consent of the Homeowner. He appeared to be completely against the use of a for Sale signs saying when a visitor to Dolton a sees a flood of a for Sale signs hell think something is screwy in he added that he preferred the original sign ordinance Banning their use throughout the Village. Nelson said the Public has come to depend on real estate people and that the a biggest fault in the situation is that a a we be let these signs get out of hand a adding that he thinks they Are too big and too brightly coloured. Numerous other South suburban municipalities have passed no sign ordinances and Many including Harvey Markham and Chicago Heights have lawsuits in the Star i Tribune Driver s de students in the Drivers education program at Thornton township High school Are learning to drive cars in a four phase project that follows the instructional system used to train airline pilots. See Story and photos on pages 24-25.look Back Thornton Community colleges Art department has come a Long Way since it was a one room program Back in 1945. Fur a look Back see Page who Kim tam time won the fifth race at Washington Park race track last Friday and immediately became the favorite of Many Long shot bettors at Ingalls night at the races. See photos on Page 16. Page classified ads .26-35 editorial. .6 entertainment. 22 obituaries. 7 sports. .9-12 women a pages .20-21 poet s Corner

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