Southend Reporter from Chicago, Illinois on March 17, 1977 · Page 3
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March 17, 1977

Southend Reporter from Chicago, Illinois · Page 3

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Economist Newspapers, Wednesday, March 16.1977 SR Page 3 Murphy pushes for TV 'dumping' probe committee to elect Kellam in 18th Rep. Morgan Murphy (D- 2nd) has formally requested Atty. Gen. Griffin Bell to investigate charges that the Japanese are "dumping" television sets in the U S , Murphy called for a full inquiry into the allegations in a letter sent to Bell. Some American television firms have accused the Japanese of "dumping" exported television sets to keep their employment rate high "Dumping" is the practice of selling products in the United States for less than they cost in the home country. John Nevin, chairman of Zenith Radio corporation, recently said that 19-inch television sets sell for more than $500 in Japan, while the same sets cost less than $300 in the U S "At a time when the unemployment rate hovers near 8 per cent, it is critical that there be a full investigation into charges of Japanese 'dumping' and price- fixing," Murphy said. "I favor a liberal trade policy, and recognize the benefits of competition to consumers. But we cannot tolerate unfair marketing practices that destroy American jobs." ' American television firms have been vigorously protesting Japanese marketing practices since 1970. In 1971, the US Tariff commission found Japanese firms guilty of selling un- derpriced television sets in the U.S. Last month, Sen Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) alleged that a 1970 written agreement among 18 Japanese firms had created a "das sic cartel situation" involving price-fixing and market allocation Kennedy accused the Jus tice department of failing to investigate charges that the Japanese are violating antitrust laws. The International Trade commission has ruled that color television imports -mostly from Japan -- are seriously damaging the domestic television industry. St. Patrick's day parade tomorrow The Chicago St. Patrick's day parade will step off at 1 p.m tomorrow from Wacker dr. and State st, proceed south on State st. past a reviewing stand at Madison ave. and terminate at Congress st. parade theme is, "A Tribute to a Great Irishman, Mayor Richard J Daley." The Mayor Richard J. Daley award will be made to the most outstanding parade entry Awards will be made for outstanding floats. The Stephen M. Bailey award will be made for the outstanding multi-media entry. /^Formation of an election committee to be called "Friends f «r Robert T. Kellam was announced this week. Members '..of the committee are working for Kalian's election as : alderman of the 18th ward. Kellam (seated, center) is flanked by Jane Connor (left), 3341 W. 85th St., and Robbie Anderson, 7S15 S. Winchester. Other committee mem- bers are (from left) Brad Cole, 8192 S. Claremont; Geneva Fntel, Mas S. Laflin; Sandy Sweezer, 8C35 S. Bishop; Joseph Lyman, 8121 S. Talmaa; Michael Kane, 4332 W. 82nd pi.; Joseph Libert, 3S49 W. 83rd st., and Patt Kilroe, 8M4 S. Kenton. Bowie McGuire, 283C W. 85th st., also is a member of the committee, committee. EMPHI news - By KEN MASSON Would you like to have an antique souvenir from Morgan Park High school? If the answer is "yes," cojne to the EMPHI alumni extravaganza tomorrow night. Roy Coleman, EMP'HI physics instructor and Morgan Park alum, is auctioning off two antique light fixtures recently removed from the 1913 building. The fixtures were taken out as part of the rehab project They are operatable and with little polishing they would look great in the den. Also on the agenda is entertainment by EMPHI alumni, welcoming addresses by principal Thomas Burke and the '77 class officers, a Fifties skit and a mini pep rally featuring the EMPHI cheerleaders. After the program, there will be short tours of the campus and refreshments. The program begins at 7:30 p.m. in Blackwelder hall. MOVING-FINAL DAYS ENTIRE STORE REDUCED! 30% TO 70% OFF . EVERYTHING MUST GO! NEEDLEPOINT HOOK RUG MATERIALS Ideas Unlimited 8101 W. 123rd St. Palos Park Open 7 Days a Week TO A.M. to 5 P.M. 448-2898 Morgan Park High school. For additional laughs, you might try an exhibition volleyball game March 29 between the girls' volleyball team and the boys' football team scheduled for 3:30 p.m Proceeds from both events go to the school athletic funds. A subcommittee of the Morgan Park High school Community council has suggested a comprehensive campus plan in connection with the urban renewal project slated for the area surrounding EMPHI. The plan would call for the construction of outdoor sports facilities such as a track and tennis courts. A full report of the subcommittee will be presented at a council meeting March 27 at 7:30 pm. at Beverly bank, 103rd st and Charles. Over the weekend more than 20 Morgan Park students attended the Model United Nations conference at the George Williams col- Thomas Olson to hold 1-man show lege camp at Lake Geneva. EMPHI students represented the countries of Benin, South Africa, Panama and Mongolia. The purpose of the conference was to acquaint students with United Nations procedures. The mock sessions included debates on international topics. Each student was expected to represent the interests of his assigned country during the committee and General Assembly sessions. Each of the 19 participating high schools presented several resolutions to the conference advisors prior to the meeting. Of more than 100 resolutions submitted, 48 were selected for debate. Among those selected was a resolution on the nationalization of multinational corporations authored by Morgan Park student Greg Grazevich and a resolution on the violation of human rights in the occupied territory of Panama. Thomas Olson will have his first one-man show at the Beverly Art center April 3 through April 30. The 16 major works on exhibition will present his effort for 1976, which inspired a motif of two stars to represent two centuries of American life. In the mixed media show, these symbols appear rendered in a variety of textures, all in subdued "wood" colors and light tones Emphasizing the wood theme, some of Olson's drawings have been executed in fine oak or simple 2- by-4s and the carved sculptures are large scale, one weighing more than 300 pounds. Included in the exhibition will be highly sophisticated acrylic paintings, pen and ink drawings, silk-screened design on formica, an Oriental treatment in gold leaf on black, a collage, and a mixed media on glass painting, all indicating the wide range Olson's talent Highlight of the show is expected to be a 17-foot long by 80-inch high painting of the traditional "crazy quilt," so much a part of Americana. 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