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"11 '/ 111 FOREST PARK REVIEW Delivered Caoh Thun. Momlnt By Your Postman $3.00 Per Year in Advance Second Class Postage Paid at Forest Park. Illinois LARRY KAERCHER, EDITOR 7451 MADISON STREET, FOREST PARK, ILLINOIS 60130 366-0600 - 366-0601 At All News Stands VOL. LXXX No. 44 FOREST PARK, ILLINOIS, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1970 ALLEGED VIOLATION STIRS THE COMMUNITY Recently there have been articles printed In one of the dally newspapers concerning an alleged violation of serving alcoholic beverages by a cocktail lounge during election hours. At last night's council meeting, Mayor Witt read a letter from Chief Zlebell pertaining to this case. It Is printed below In Its entirety. "Honorable Earl R, Witt, Mayor Village of Forest Park Forest Park, Illinois 60130 Dear Mayor Witt: "Pursuant to your request for a report on an Incident occurring at the Bowlers Club, 7736 Madison Street, Forest Park, Illinois, on November 11, 1970, at 5:25 p.m., the facts are as follows: "On this date at approximately this time, while I was home I received a call from Officer Robert Kutak who stated that while on patrol duty with Officer Richard Brhel, In passing the aforementioned location they observed the outside cocktail lounge signs, one on the North and one on the West side of the building on. This being election day, Officer Kutak went In the premises and found the waitress serving three gentlemen bowling a like amount of bottled beer. He asked to see, and was directed to the office of the owner, Mr. Philip Golden, and advised Mr. Golden of the purpose of his visit, at which time Mr. Golden looked up and stated that he thought It was 6:25 p.m. when In reality it was 5:25 p.m. "Officer Kutak contacted me at home for the purpose of clarifying the arrest as Mr. Golden felt that it was Ms fault and not that of his bar manager as he, Mr. Golden, happened to glance at the clock and thought it' was 6:20 whereupon he threw on the switch from his office that lights up these signs. He proceeded to the bar room after doing this, returned to the lunch counter where the bar manager was sitting having coffee with the waitress. He informed her he had opened the bar room, whereupon the manager placed her coat In the office, entered the bar room and opened the doors leading Into the bowling alley. Upon seeing this the waitress approached the three gentlemen bowling who had asked to be served earlier and Informed them the bar was now open and could she take their order, which she did, and had Just finished serving them when the officer entered the premises. "I also talked to Mr. Golden who informed me as to his mistake made In glancing at the clock and after a little discussion I felt that there was no cause for arrest as had he wished to circumvent the ordinance pertaining to the sale of alcoholic beverages between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on election day he could have done this very easily through another door and also service bar that is located in the area of the lunch counter. "Officer Kutak was ordered to secure the bar, advise Mr. Golden and the waitress at which time he would be informed of the proper time to open the bar again." Very truly yours, Edwin J. Zlebell In addition to the above letter, Mayor Witt read In part, what he termed a confidential letter. He stated Chief Ziebell advised him there was a subsequent arrest made In the above case and the trial will be held In the Forest Park Court on Monday, December 21, 1970. Officer Rich Archambault, on disability leave, and the complalntant In the above case, furnished the FOREST PARK REVIEW with the two following letters which are printed below In their entirety. "Mr. Richard Archambault 1517 S. Marengo Avenue Forest Park, Illinois Dear Mr. Archambault: "We acknowledge receipt of your letter of November 4, 1970, regarding Chief Edwin Zlebell. "After due consideration and deliberation, the Board Is of the opinion that since it does not appoint the Chief of the Police Department and because the alleged activities did not occur in the course of Chief Zlebell's duties as Lieutenant, it does not have jurisdiction to consider this matter. Very truly yours-, Thomas Scolire, Chairman Board of Fire and Police Commissioners CONTINUED ON PAGE 3 Senior Girls in American Homemaker Search Sixty-two senior girls of Proviso East and West high schools will participate In the 1971 Betty Crocker search for the American Homemaker of Tomorrow. They will take the prescribed test In their respective schools on Tuesday, December 1. Each girl taking the "Knowledge and Aptitude" test will receive a handy "Dally Dater" calendar. The top scorer In each school will receive a specially designed silver charm from General Mills, sponsor of the annual contest. A state Homemaker and runner- up will be selected from the winners in Individual schools. The state winner will receive a $1,500 college scholarship and an all-expense-paid trip to Colonial Willlamsburg and Washington, D.C. to participate In national competition. The runner-up will receive a $500 educational grant. A winner in each participating high srfhoorwlll be announced early In February, 1971. Wheelchair Homes Director of Veterans Administration's Regional Office in Chicago, John B. Naser, said veterans totally and permanently disabled by service-connected disabilities will find it considerably easier to obtain "wheel chair homes" under provisions of a new law. These are veterans who are eligible for Gl loan benefits and who need specially adapted housing with such special fixtures as ramps or movable facilities. "Under the new law (PL 91-506)," Naser noted, "the VA Is authorlzedto make direct loans to veterans eligible for specially adapted housing In any part of the country." Naser added that VA approved 589 grants for these "wheelchair homes" during fiscal year 1970 and nearly 11,000 since 1948. Another provision of the new law allows the VA to pay the costs of remodeling homes of severely disabled veterans eligible for grants for specially adapted housing - provided the cost of remodeling does not exceed $12,500. Before PL 91-506 was enacted, a veteran with a debt-free home could not obtain a grant large enough to cover the cost of remodeling necessary to adapt his home to meet the needs created by his disability. He was limited to a grant which covered only 50 percent of the remodeling cost. The VA director explained grants for specially adapted housing are available to veterans who served on active military duty since April 20,1898, and who are entitled to receive service - connected compensation for permanent and total disability due to specific disabling conditions. Observes 50 Years of Service Safvafore Cirrintano A resident of Marengo Avenue, Forest Park, Salvatore Cirrintano, assistant - cashier, personal loans, recently observed 50 years of service with the Northern Trust Bank, Chicago. He became the sixth employee in the bank's 81 year history to mark such an anniversary. Clrrlntano's half century career with the bank began In 1920 when he joined the staff as a page. Various promotions brought Clrrlntano to work in many areas of the bank including check processing, trust administrative services, and personal loans. He currently holds the position of assistant cashier in the personal loans division of the banking department. Active in bank and community activities, he served as president of thebank'sQuarter Century Club during 1960. He was also a member of the bank baseball and bowling teams for many years. Cirrintano is also an active member of the Knights of Columbus and has held many local and state offices In that organization. He currently is treasurer of the Knights of Columbus National Bowling Association. With Ms wife Rose, Cirrintano resides In Forest Park. They have a son and daughter -- both married, and three grandchildren. Community Chesf Drive Three Forest Park residents, BernlceSchnursteln, Mildred Wentzel and Mildred Ivy, employees of Pioneer Electric Si Research Corporation accept for the Pioneer Employee Group a Citation presented for outstanding participation In the Crusade of Mercy. Mr. W. A. Kerstann, Campaign Chairman of the Forest Park Chest, presented the award. Viewing are Carl N. Pederson and Ernest Krause of Pioneer.