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FOREST PARK REVIEW Delivered Eaqh i nurs. Morning By Vour Postman $5.00.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 AH News Stands No. 9 FOREST PARK, ILLINOIS, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 1971 Established in 1889 Forest Park Defectives on Pre-Dawn Raid At exactly 5:10 A.M. Sunday morning, February 28th, four west side men were arrested in .their homes by the Forest Park, Bellwood and Chicago Police Departments. Detective Sgt. Wonnie Ross,'Detective Don Hlnz and Detective Chuck Whelpley led the arrests along with Bellwood officers Louis Nelson, William DePaola and Detective Bill O'Neal and Chicago Police from the 4th Area Robbery detail. The four suspects brought to the Forest Park Police Department, booked for armed robbery and one count of aggravated assault are Cranston Smith, 24, of 42G N. Avers and AMn Boyd, 20, of 5259 W. Van Buren, both from Chicago. P. L. Deming, 30, of 425 N. Avers and Edward Wood of 234 N. Pine, also Chicago, have charges pending. At a lineup held In the Forest Park courtroom Sunday afternoon, all four suspects were identified by several robbery victims from Forest Park and Bellwood. The original bonds of $75,000 on Cranston Smith and $50,000 on Alvin Boyd were reduced by Judge Albert H. LaPlante of the Oak Park Court to $5,000 each on Monday morning, March 1st on a plea by their attorney. Preliminary hearing is set for Friday, March 5th at the Oak Park Court. Thanks To Mothers in The March of Dimes Blanche Mohus, Chairman and Dolores Dunne, Co-Chalrman of the Community Action, St. Bernardine's Mother's Club wish to thank the following mothers and girls who made the Mother's March of Dimes a success. The weather was very cold but they all managed to get outdoors arid collected $724.80. Mrs. Marie Swan - Zone Colonel, Zone #1; J. Schneeberger, Sophie Konecny, Nancy Tryner, Eunice Blazek, Carol Gargus, Jean Rlley, Lorraine DePasquale Mrs. Rlnna, R. Schleicher, A. Kleidon, Geri Greenberg, B. Anderson, D. Kruse, R. Donatelli, Caron Ewtl, Terry Swan, Cathy Swan, Kim Cleft and Karen Nelson. Mrs. Teresa White - Zone Colonel, Zone #2, C. Slnkevitch, Teresa White, Kathy Connelly, Terry Zimmerman, Tina Weiss, Juliana Gurgone, Gail Bacon, Mary Lou Murray, Blanche Mohus. Mr. Veronica - Zone Colonel, Zone #3, Karen Murphy, Maria Branigan, Marion Mohus, V. Branighan, Evelyn -Niegenbler, Blanche Mohus, Mary Wlnkler, Frances Fox, Dorothy Hamilton, Ann Dore, Jeanne Lynch, C. Leibrandt, T. Collins, Pat Julian, Mrs. Domrose, M. Wlodarek, Helen Welch, Marie Kustron, Mrs. V. Branigan and her daughter Maria collected for half of their zone. Mrs. Marian Leyva - Zone Colonel, Zone #4, Mrs. Walsh, Mrs. Matusek, Garnet Griffin, Lou Cirrlntano, Joan Rlppa, B. LaRocca, M. Raimondo, Mrs. Betlan Mrs. Janney, L. Capezio, M. Goetshel, Hazel White,. Myrna Riehle, Lou Pacoraro, Mrs. Wren Karen murphy, Mrs. Orr, G. Locasn, Ruth Meyers, R. M. " Loeffleman, Karen Conway, Mrs. Carstens, E. Wolf, Marian Layva, Mrs. Oddo, Ann Strozza, Mrs. Rogers, Rose Beribak, and Betty Serio. McGuire Elected Edward McGuire of Forest Park was elected to the post of Vice Chairman- of the Board of Directors of the Proviso Republican" Party at a recent meeting of all the Captains in the Proviso Organization. The selections is by vote of all the captains in Proviso at the regular captains. meeting. Me Guire has been active in politics In Proviso Township and is District leader for Forest Pk. which position he still holds. Ed McGuire was former owner in Forest Park of the McGuire Carthage Company which he recently sold to allow him more time in-other activities. Theterm is ,for the- year 1971 and Ed McGuires duties will be in an administrative capacity on the Board of Directors for Proviso Republicans, he will coordinate the annual Republican Dinner and also the Annual Republican Picnic held during the year along with all other functions that will be planned during 1971. 6-F/of Becomes 3-F/cff A recent suit filed against the Village Council by a local builder to build a 6-Flat at 644 Marengo Avenue was recently diverted by Judge Edward F. Healy, At the insistence of Commissioner Sansone, the matter was taken to court and the subsequent change to a 3-Flat came Into being. The declaratory judgement reads in part: "Judgement is hereby entered finding and declaring that plaintiffs and anyone claiming by, through or under them shall have the right to use 1 the premises above described in a manner for the erection of a three unit apartment building providing the said building in all other respects conforms to all valid and existing ordinances of the Village of Forest Park." Homer Bale Receives Plaque At a recent Illinois Police Association meeting, Homer Bale, the genial host of Homer's Restaurant, received a plaque In appreciation of his distinguished service in the Interest of the Trl-County Illinois Police Association. Left to Right: Jack Bonner (Westchester P.O.), Detective Charles Whelpley (Forest Park P.D. and new'chairman of the-LP.A.), Homer Bale (Homer's Restaurant) and Nick J. Dorsano (LaGrange P.O.). Credit Detective Don Hlnz for the fine photo of Homer, Chuck, Et Al. Congressman Collier Introduces Federal Crime Legislation With the increase In the number of assaults upon and murder of law enforcement officers & fireman, Congressman Harold R. Collier (R-lOth) has 'introduced legislation making felonious attack or killing of such officials a .federal crime. The law would apply when .the acts occur while the victims are engaged in the performance of their official duties. "The measure is closely modeled after 'existing federal kidnap and fugitive statutes which have aided in the apprehension of numerous criminals," Collier said. The bill is written so that. interstate travel is. presumed if assailants are not captured within 24 hours or if they effect the crime through the use of any interstate facility such as the telephone. The specific maximum penalty entailed In the measure for slaying a fireman or lawman would include the death sentence or life imprisonment. Convictions of felonious assault could bring prison sentences of 10 years or fines of $10,000. "The basic intent of this bill, which would amend Title 18 of the U.S. Code, is to provide swift federal investigatory assistance to local authorities," Collier said. "Our policemen & firemen are engaged in-hazardous and frequently underpaid jobs; the least we can do for them is to insure that they have adequate federal protection from unprovoked attack." "In the last half of 1970 alone, 39 policemen were slain and 879 were injured in deliberate attacks, and recent studies show that \1olenceagainstbothflremen and police officers is increasing more each year," Collier said. "Almost every day the media carry stories of assaults on these men ranging from rock throwing to bombing; it's no wonder that police and fire departments face sagging morale." "Thugs, criminals and those who are determined to overthrow this country by violence are highly mobile these days and local authorities are frequently helpless to catch them until they are a thousand miles from the site of their outrages," he said. In further explaining the measure, Collier said he views his proposal as a deterrent measure to those who contemplate attacks on uniformed public servants; he believes that the scope of the measure will also affect the safety of private citizens. "This problem can be posed as a rhetorical question," he said. "If the danger becomes too great to be a policeman or fireman, what are the dangers of being the private citizen whom they protect?"