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Southtown Economist from Chicago, Illinois • Page 30

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Future of Willow Springs project in doubt See story npagel uhurbatttte Ernnnmtat Southwest edition ofuviftfo to roue, door I VfRY WEDNESDAY AND SUNDAY Member Accredited Community Newspapers of America, Inc. 95 PER MONTH 1 Newsstand Copy 20' Call 687-7050 for Want Ads VOL. 16 NO. 55 SUNDAY, JULY 28, 1974 111 Westhaven's special election now unlikely special election with board members Tuesday that village officials are "apparently leaning against it." He said the board has "apparently settled differences" among members, the reason the election was called in the first place. "The board gave me the authority to draft an ordinance calling for a special election and I imagine the matter will die there," Kawalski predicted.

"If board members can cooperate with one another there is no need in going to the added expense of a special election." Kawalski allowed that sentiments against a special election could change at any time but added, "As of this moment there is no special election." Besides the expense of the election, estimated at $800, Kawalski said he discussed with the board some of the The village of Westhaven apparently will not hold a special election this year, the village attorney said Thursday. However, Mayor John Sudar said Thursday night that the village board is "stilt thinking about it and will discuss it at the next regular meeting," scheduled Aug. 6. The board July 18 voted 3-2 to hold a special election and the village attorney said last week it would be held in late September or October. It appeared that at the time of the July 18 vote, board members favoring the special election wanted all seats held by present board members contested.

All but one seat on the village board, that held by Trustee Daniel Hart, is now held by an appointee. But Village Attorney Fred Kawalski said after discussing the legal problems involved. "Practically all of the present board members would have to resign in order to hold a special election," Kawalski contended. "A special election may be called to fill a board vacancy or a mayoral vacancy," he said, "But the board may also fill those positions by appointment so we don't really need to have one." There are at present no apparent vacancies on the board of trustees. Trustee Charles Box resigned effective July 18 and the board that night appointed Dennis Ward, a former trustee and appointee of former mayor Curtis Whjtaker to the position of building inspector, to fill Box's vacancy.

Ward, however, was then undecided if he would take the seat and he did not show up at Thursday's special board meeting. Kawalski also said that the earliest date the election could be held would be late September to give candidates the legally required time to fill out and hand in nominating petitions. If the election were held in late September, it would be just seven months before the next regularly scheduled election in April 1075. At that time all board seats, including Hart's, will be up for election. Kawalski also said the board worried about "who would run" to serve for such a "short period of time, October to April." Several residents interested in running for office in Westhaven expressed similar reservations about the' special election.

The general consensus among potential candidates was that April would be soon enough. 228 likes ATC expansion ideaf Oak Forest's happiest resident, the new water tower "smiley face," keeps a pleasant watch over Sharon Derbas, 19523 Brockton. Kow could Ms. Derbas not have a nice day? Smiley A tentative proposal for an area-wide referendum for funds to increase the size and facilities of the Area Technical center was received with enthusiasm at Tuesday's Bremen High school district 228 board of education meeting. The center which services several area districts provides vocational skill training for high school students in courses ranging from building construction and drafting to keypunch and child care.

The proposal includes expansion of the ATC facility from 65,000 to 190,000 square feet plus additional equipment at a total approximated cost of $7.3 million. 60 per cent of the funds would be obtained through the State with the remaining expenditure split between the three districts participating in ATC programs. Board member Clarence Sinkhorn noted that from the first year of the center's operation to the present time, a steady progression of Bremen district students have been in attendance at the center. Next September's projected enrollment has been set at 875 with 400 of these coming from district 228. "We'd have to come up with roughly $1 million, but we're already taking up half the seats in the center," Sinkhorn said.

"The stigma of the blue-collar is long gone," he added. "20 per cent of our students are college-bound; 10 to 20 per cent want to make it their own way, leaving 60 per cent vith a crying need. $1 million is not that much when you consider that middle 0 ppr cent." he said. Although the target date for the referendum is not until December at least, Sinkhorn said, "We don't want people confronted with it at the last minute. Let's think of this thing positively." "We're always talking about the good of the student.

This is one chance for the people to really do something for the good of the students," he said. In other business, the board approved renewal of an approximately 370,000, one-year contract with a Harvey-based security firm. The firm provides three guards each at Bremen and Hillcrest High schools and one each at Tinley Park and Oak Forest High schools. Besides security, it was noted that the firm engages in supervisory functions and Pick jury in Olsen Cistaro suit July 31 Jury selection for a defamation of character suit brought against Orland Park Trustee Joseph Cistaro by village Police Chief Robert Olson will get underway Wednesday, July 31, at 9 a.m. in Worth's 5th District court, 5831 W.

115th st. Court hearings on the matter will commence upon selection of a jury. Olson's suit stems from a letter written last September by Cistaro to members of the village's Police and Fire commission which alleged that Retains GOP coordinator post Flyers beaten in 1st game won't run in fall Moretz said he could not give a definitive answer as to how much emphasis is placed on academic records. The principal, department head and Moretz interview the applicant. "The emphasis is different with each individual," he said.

"If you're looking at freshman year grades, the individual- usually matures later. Enthusiasm' overcomes a heck of a lot. I've had straight A people in with whom I didn spend five minutes," he said. Bremen will get four of the new teachers; TinJey Park, ten; Hillcrest, five; and Oak Forest, one. In its quest for new legal counsel, the district has received some five applications.

They will be discussed at Tuesday's policy review meeting. The district is still seeking applicants for the board seat soon to be vacated by Dennis Smith. The new board appointee wit) serve until next April, with an option to run in an election for the remaining two years of the term. Persons interested in applying for the position should send a resume to the district's administration 15233 Crawford Midlothian, co the board of education. son, who is running for the Cook County board of commissioners, also made his first official campaign statement at the luncheon.

Larson said that if he is elected he will resign his township post and will become a full-time county commissioner representing the south suburban point of view. "Cook county government is big government with a budget that is one of the largest in the entire state," he said. "With dozens of county agencies for our suburban residen and departments, I believe that? it is necessary- for our suburban residents to have someone in county government they can go to for help or information. I would seek to provide all the assistance I could to any citizen who has a problem with county government." Larson, headquartered at i020 W. tilth Oak Lawn, has served as village president in Merrionnette Park, secretary of the Illinois Liquor Control commission the state Toll Highway authority.

Huskey said he would support Larson in the election as well as "all qualified Beouwlican candidates." Here are some highlights of Huskey's statement about his decision not to run for re-election. "Some people already believe that I've fallen victim and now surrendered to foul political pla Others will contend that this retirement validates the twisted campaign accusations made by the opponents against my integrity as a legislator, village trustee and Republican. And then there are those who will feel that I'm finally accepting my fate -that of "political loser," even though they see no reason for this public "Political campaigns, unfortunately, usually involve more personal attacks than substantive debates. traffic control as well as night patrol duties necessary to keep district insurance costs down. In personnel matters, the board approved a recommendation for 20 new teachers.

Noting that many of the recommendations had no previous teaching experience and several had presented less than outstanding academic records, board member Dennis Smith questioned what considerations are taken in the evaluation of job applicants. V. J. Moretz, administrative assistant, said that the teaching field had changed over the years and it is no longer easy to find a position. "There are very few available teachers with a number of years experience.

They tend to become locked a position fora long time and ibe only time they leave is when a husband moves out of the area," he said. Moretz also noted that one of the factors in evaluating prospective teachers is the college from which they graduated. "We like to spread the colleges as much as possible to get a representation from all areas," he said. Springfield and in local politics. Evergreen Park President Anthony Vacco, also present at the luncheon, said he regretted Huskey's decision to bow out of the November race, election.

HERBERT HUSKEY "I feel very bed he is not running," Vacco said. "I urged him to run as an independent. "It would be pleasure to run with him as a team in the future." Vacco added hinting that Huskey and himself are thinking of running together for state offices in the future. Worth Townshir Supervisor Lar Huskey By C. J.

MOURATIDES State Rep. Herbert V. Huskey (R-8th) Friday announced he will not seek re-election in the in November elections. Flanked by Worth Township Supervisor Ron Larson and House Majority Leader William Walsh (R-th), Huskey made the surprise announcement at a luncheon he called for the press and some of his close political supporters. Heretains interest In suburban politics as GOP coordinator of precincts in Oak Lawn and a trustee of that village.

"Several groups and individuals urged me to run as an indepen Olson was "probably carrying on an extra marital activity" and using the village squad in carrying out this activity. Olson responded to the letter by tiling suit against Cistaro in October, charging that Cistaro's letter was "malicious and false and injured his reputation." Olson is seeking $15,000 in damages and court costs. Cistaro will be represented during the court proceedings by Arnold Crane. Joe Sokolowski was purposely walked to load the bases. Jim Patlack, a pinch hitter for slumping BUI Winlock, popped up in the infield.

Jeff Gerdes rolled to the 3rd baseman who cut down Isaac attempting to score. Ed Murphy grounded out, third to first. Urn Seibt was the starting pitcher. He was relieved in the top of the 9th by Chuck Pease who took the loss. On a change of pace pitch by Pease Dick Pittman of Champaign-Urbana picked on the chin-high baseball to rap it out of the ballpark for the deciding two runs in the top of the 10th In other games the host team defeated Irving Lake 4-2 and the Chicago Stars downed Effingham 8-3.

FleM trip The Orland Township Youth commission will sponsor a baseball field trip to White Sox park Saturday, August 24. Any group or civic association in Orland township interested in participating in the event may contact William Gaynor, chairman, at the township office, 349-7301 The office is open daily from 9 to 3 p.m. Plan commission to act on new Tinley hospital dent candidate to regain my House seat," said Huskey who lost in the Republican primary to Jane Barnes. Huskey lost in the cumulative vote (individuals who gave all three of their votes to Barnes) although he received the highest number of popular votes (greatest number of individual voters.) Huskey said he would not run as an independent despite the urging of bis supporters. "It would be an unhealthy breech of party tradition to go against the displayed will of the voters and seek the olfice on my own," he stated.

Both Walsh and Larson praised that architects and engineers for the hospital project would have to complete more of their work before a final site can be described. Fagin agreed to have some problem areas attended to before the Plan Commission meeting Trustee Bob Mason directed Fagin. whose companv will develop, build, and own the hospital, to plan an access road round the entire structure Fagin was also asked to include future drawings the western segmnt of land around the hospital so that the village can insure proper use and protection for residents. Mason reminded Fagin that the hospitals zoned for special use only, this case for health care. No commercial enterprizes can be supported in conjunction with the facility Fagin noted that any gift or flower shops in the building would be non-profit organizations, run by volunteers.

Huskey's lojaty to the GOP both in The Oak Forest Flyers, district Senior Babe Ruth champions from the South Suburban area, Friday night bowed 7-5 to the host team, Champaign-Urbana, in a first round of the 1974 state tourney. The Suburbanite Economist sponsored Oak Forest ballchib, a Cinderella team, was to have another crack at staying alive in the losers bracket Saturday afternoon. Oak Forest, an All-Star team carrying the banner of the Wilco North league, was to face a second test against the Friday night winner of the Irving LakeEffingham game. The loser of that game would be eliminated from the tourney in a double elimination arrangement The tourney is scheduled to end today. Oak Forest hoped to advance through the losers bracket into a showdown against the survivor in the winners bracket It was a tough toss to take Friday night for Oak Forest.

The Flyers had the bases loaded with none out in die bottom of the 9th inning after rallying to come from a 54 deficit to tie it up in the 5th inning. The promising but disappinting 9th inning began when Marty Isaac singled. Dave Gugenbach doubled and Isaac stooped at third. ATTENTION READERS 422-1212 687-7050 586-8800 1 Plans for Tinley Park's community hospital in the area of Harlem ave. 165th are progressing on a strict schedule so as to meet a state deadline.

On Oct. 1, the state will begin to enforce a new law regulating construction of hospitals. If plans are completed before that deadline, the village can go ahead build its 204 bed health center without proving to the state that a specific need for the facility exists. While the village would not expect state disp-prova) of its project it hopes to cut details and expensive delays by completing plans before the deadline. Although the village would like to have a final site plan completed by an Aug.

6 meeting of the plan commission, American Medicorp Vice President Sidney Fagin cannot com- ragm sara ai a my an meeting oi te 1 Village oeveropmem cwnmiuee.

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