Clipped From The Daily Herald
Support Friendly Town The Bensenville-Wood D a l e Ministerial Assn. recently voted to support a Friendly Town program this summer on a I both Negro and white children communitywide basis. from the inner city will spend This is a program in which | two weeks in the homes of sub- Read Kerner Report, Rev. Ingram Urges A Bensenville pastor who is urging the village board of trustees to pass a fair housing ordinance Tuesday told members of a committee represent- ing local taxing bodies to "read the Kerner report." Rev. Gordon Ingram, of the Bensenville Community Church (Presbyterian) told the co-ordi- Joliet Ordination For Rev. Schutter Rev. Thomas Schutter will be ordained as a Catholic priest Saturday, May 25, at the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus in Jotiet. Bishop Romeo Blunchette of Joliet will officiate at the ordination ceremonies beginning at 10 a.m. Rev. Schutter is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Schutter of Bensenville. He will offer a Mass Sunday, May 26, at 4:30 p.m. at St. Alexis Church in Bensenville, the parish to which his parents belong. A reception will follow. REV. SCHUTTER'S training in various schools include St. nating committee that according to the report America is headed for divided and unequal societies of blacks and whites. Rev. Ingram said that it is only a "ramification of the problem to say that we don't have a problem." He said, "I look at Madison Street and York Road as part of the metropolitan area." MRS. MILDRED R i c h t e r, board trustee said she had never heard that a "problem" exists in Bensenville and that the issue of a fair bousing ordinance was being forced before the board. "I never heard of a colored person being refused the rental or purchase of a bouse," Mrs. Richter said. T We never had this situation." Rev. Ingram said that every town needs a fair bousing ordinance. Mrs. Richter said she disagreed, but that she could change her mind. The co-ordinating committee, a body which can take no legal urban families. Sponsored by the Community Renewal Society of Chicago, the program involves children between the ages of 7 to 12. Pastors supporting the program at a meeting May 2 were from the United M e t h o d i s t Church, Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, I m m a n u e l Church, St. Alexis Church, Bensenville Community C h u r c h (Presbyterian), Holy G h o s t Church, Peace Church, Wood Dale Community Church, Grace Lutheran Church, St. Bede's Episcopal Church, Sunny Place Church of God, and Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church. MRS. RICHARD Anderson of the Bensenville Community Church (Presbyterian) is in charge of the Friendly' Town program in the Bensenville- Wood Dale area. There will be three two-week sessions hi which children will visit the suburbs. They are July 13-27, July 27-August 10, and August 3-17. Persons interested in participating should call 5959458 or 766-2073. The program was originally suggested by the Rev. Gordon Ingram of the Bensenville Community Church. He has made several suggestions to the community to improve race relations since the aftermath' of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. AMONG THESE suggestions is a fair housing ordinance, a new coalition between black and white Americans, the challenging of racist remarks and ac^s, and dispersal of low income public housing in the city suburbs. Rev. Edward Goltz and a committee on social concerns the Peace Church has given support to Rev. Ingram. Village Pres. Fred Sieging said he has talked with both pastors and indicated that the board of trustees may consider passing an ordinance or resolution confirming the recently passed federal law on fair housing. He said he is having copies of the law distributed to members of the board. STEGING SAID the village already has a minority population of Spanish speaking people of about four or five per cent and that they get along fairly well. Steging said there is nothing to indicate that'Bensenville has an open housing problem because "there is nothing that says we don't have open housing." Two municipalities on Monday, Deerfieid and Oak Park, joined a growing group of villages which have passed fair housing ordinances. Registered Yet? Monday's Final Deadline for registering for the June ,11 primary election Monday, May 13, announced Herb Dierking, Bensenville village clerk.