Forest Park Review from Forest Park, Illinois on November 25, 1970 · Page 3
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ALLEGED VIOLATIONS - CONTINUED "Thomas Scollre, Chairman Board of Fire & Police Commissioners Dear Mr. Scollre, "I have received your letter dated 20 November 1970 and feel that the Board should reconsider the charges brought against Chief Edwin Zlebell. "I ask that the Board refer to your own rules dated 15 September 1960 and also the Illinois revised statutes Chapter 24. "I refer more specifically to Your rules on page 32 Chapter #1 rule #52, page 69 Chapter #9, and page 23 "Definition of terms", Chapter #11 on page 71 also Illinois Revised Statutes Chapter 24 sections 6-4-14, 10-2.1-4, 10-2.1-5, and 10-2.1-17. "All of the above should be quite sufficient for the Board of Fire and Police Commission to take action on the following charges which are now being restated involving the Chief of Police, Edwin Ziebell. "Charge: Official Misconduct IRS Chapter 38 section 33-3(a) & (b) "In that he violated the above on or about 5:15 PM 3 November 1970 when he Intervened in an arrest at the Bowlers Club (a bowling alley 4 cocktail lounge) when Officers Richard Bhrel i Robert Kutak made an on sight arrest for serving alcoholic beverages during election hours. "Under Chapter 24 Section 10-2.1-17 Illinois Revised Statutes, It Is requested that the Board use Its powers to secure ALL REPORTS AND PERSONS INVOLVED concerning the above Incident to be present at the future hearing. " Very truly yours, Officer Richard C. Archambault Disability Leave Forest Park Police Department Copy. Chief Edwin Zlebell These are all of the facts that were gathered, In writing, on this matter, at this time. Social Security "Should I file for retirement benefits at age 62 or wait until age 65?" This question Is heard dally in the Elmwood Park Social Security Office. The question Is a valid one and an extremely difficult one to answer. The Social Security Administration feels it is a question wMch you must answer for yourself. Their policy is to advise you oftheconsider^ ations which must be taken into accqunt and let you make the final decision. The first consideration is that of money. By taking retirement benefits prior to age 65, the worker or his spouse must take a reduced payment. However, tills is one situation where taking less money may be the best choice. As an example, let's take a worker who might be entitled to $100 a month at age 65. By taking benefits at age 62, he could receive only $80 per month. However, he would receive 36 checks at $80 per month before reaching age 65. He would act- ually be ahead until age 77 by taking less money over a longer period of time. His next consideration would then have to be whether or not he is financially ready for retirement. In order to draw Social Security he would no doubt have to retire or substantially reduce his earnings. At a time when his income is going to be less, he must determine whether or not he will need that extra $20 a month to meet Us expenses. Another consideration is how an individual's company pension might be affected if he should take reduced paym;nts from Social Security. All of these considerations must be weighed carefully before you decide whether Social Security at age 62 is best in your particular situation. Your Social Security office will be happy to discuss your retirement plans with you. They can provide a benefit es- tlma'e to help you decide whether reduced Social Security is right for you. HMflSGITO Forest Park Women's Club The Forest Park Women's Club will hold its December meetings one week earlier. The board meeting will be held at Mrs. I Robert Johnston's home on Dec- | ember 1st at 1:00 p.m. and the ] regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 8th. On December 8th, the clubmembers will hold their annual grab bag. Any member who wishes to participate in the grab bag should bring a $1.00 gift. Mrs. Jos. Unger 366-4025, still has some Sequin fruitcakes fi sale. Please contact her to/ a delicious holiday delicacy. Make Your RESERVATIONS NOW To Join Us For A FESTIVE THANKSGIVING DINNER Card of Thanks Cub Scouts of Pack #105 would like to thank all the people who recently purchased candy from them. The candy drive was a big success. The top salesman of the Pack was James Szymanowskl, a winner of a savings bond. Trophies were awarded to the second and third salesmen, Jim Villano and Geoffery Flight. To all you cubbies, a job well done. Our thanks also goes to The Bowlers Club. Serving noon to 9:00 p.m. 7212 Washington Blvd. at Harlem, Forest Park Chosen For Cheerleader Miss Anne Calderone, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Calderone 504 Elgin Ave., Forest Park, has been chosen for the cheerleadlng squad at National College of Education, Evanston-Wilmette. She was selected by a faculty committee of five, who judged applicants on the basis of their skills, as individuals & as members of a group. Miss Judith Noonan, faculty member in the physical education department, is the sponsor ofthe cheerleading group. The girls are active in the current basketball season at National College. Illinois 1971 License Plates Secretary of State John W. Lewis today reminded motorists that midnight Monday, February 15, will be the deadline for displaying 1971 motor vehicle license plates on all vehicles licensed on a calendar year basis. "With the holiday season and its many pleasant distractions rapidly approaching, It could be easy to overlook the need to apply for license plates early enough so they can be delivered in time for the deadline," Secretary Lewis said. "This," he added, "could result In all the inconveniences Involved in a last- minute rush." License plates are third class mall, Lewis pointed out.andthat, plus the time required for processing applications, may mean a period of two or three weeks between receipt of the applications in the Secretary of State's office and arrival of the plates at the owner's home or business address. Secretary Lewis urged motorists applying by mail to submit their applications no later than January 25th to be assured of having their plates in time for the deadline. Over-the-counter sale of license plates will begin Tuesday, December 1, at two Secretary of State's office outlets in Springfield, the three Motor Vehicle Facilities in Chicago and at 91 banks throughout the state. Registrations for 1971 now total about 900,000, Lewis said. For 1970, registration of vehicles licensed on a calendar year basis Is expected to be about, 4,700,000. FOREST PARK REVIEW, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1970, PAGE 3 Larry Kaercher lour Caitor Cook County State's Attorney Edward Hanrahan was kind enough to send along to us some enlightening information regard- Ing the drug epidemic. Much has been said about the drug epidemic through various medias and that Is as It should be. However, every day hundreds of young people are "booked" by the State's Attorney's Office charged with some form of gradual suicide more subtly called drug abuse. What the State's Attorney has to say, coming from his dally on-the-spot experience, should be of value to all of us. The following are the words of State's Attorney Edward Hanrahan" "The alarming aspect about drug abuse cases is that almost all the defendants are young persons - under 25 years of age; and, as the number of cases Increases, the average age of the defendant decreases. This means that more and more people at a younger age are endangering both their bodies and their futures by using drugs. "Despite the violent and sad deaths of Janls Joplln, Jlml Hendrlx and the three non-famous victims recently, there still seems no real awareness of the frightening danger of drug abuse. Thus, recent case experience shows a rise In the use of drugs §2 Qfiy that they haven't exenbeennaniedandsodieaded JhaJ Elgi LSD users and heroin addicts avoid them. Yet foolish young pedple seem more 5)3 more ready to risk themselves in experimenting with them. "There Is another aspect to these numberless drug abuse cases that Is difficult to understand. Many of the cases In the criminal court involve persons who are poor or dlsadvantaged; therefore, they commit some crime to get money quickly or to attempt making up for something they have missed. However, the great majority of drug cases Involve young persons who are not poor but who come from families who are well off and families who are making every effort to provide advanced education for them. Sometimes, however, the defendant's presence in school is used merely to provide a basis for operations and a source for college contacts In the southwest and other parts of the country from which to obtain supplies of marihuana for re-sale locally. So, rather than using school as a means to educate themselves, many young persons use it as a means to make money by hooking their friends on drugs. "Another strange aspect to drug abuse cases is the noticeable lack of cooperation received from the victims themselves. Invariably young persons arrested for possession or sale of drugs are unwilling to help find the source. This is true even though case experience demonstrates and most law enforcement agents completely agree, that heroin, for example, is made available only through organized crime or syndicate sources. Though that Is not the case with marihuana LSD or other so-called psychedelic drugs, the young victims still refuse to assist law enforcement which is trying desperately to protect them against themselves. In most other cases, parents and relatives of victims encourage their cooperation with law enforcement authorities. Not so in drug cases. In fact, especially in many suburban areas, parents are a real obstacle to law enforcement efforts to obtain information from their victim- children. Moreover, there is a noticeable difference in attitude between the suburban and city parents in cooperating with school authorities to uncover and eradicate drug traffic: too many parents, particularly wealthier ones, are far more concerned with protecting their son or daughter from the law rather than assisting the law to help their chjld - and to help save his school-mate from becoming another drug victim. "Perhaps the strangest aspect about drug cases, the one certainly difficult for law enforcement officers to understand, is the attitude of the courts. The penalties for the sale of heroin and marihuana are severe, as they should be when the damage done by them is objectively considered. The penalty for the sale of LSD, amphetamines and barbiturates Is utterly inadequate, especially in view of the frightening damage these drugs do. Everyone seems alarmed at the "pusher." Yet, rarely is anything near the statutory penalty imposed when the pusher is convicted. As a matter of practice, cases involving the sale of drugs generally end up, despite the evidence of sale, with a finding that the defendent is merely guilty of possession! That finding having been made, the court can avoid imposing the penalty society established to prevent sale of drugs. Even in those cases the sentence generally Is not the two years called for by the statute for illegal possession of drugs." The State's Attorney's goal Is to stop the drug abuse that is pillaging our. entire society. To accomplish that, their experience show they must have our help. If we are really concerned about the well-being of our family - and our responsibility to our society: 1. Make certain our children do NOT use drugs - by intelligently warning them of their danger. 2. Insist that our children give information to help arrest and convict drug pushers. 3. Encourage courts to Impose sentences that will punish drug pushers and warn others to stay out of that deadly business. All law enforcement agencies need our help. The safety of our families depend upon our co-operation and assistance.

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