Southend Reporter from Chicago, Illinois on March 24, 1977 · Page 5
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March 24, 1977

Southend Reporter from Chicago, Illinois · Page 5

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¥ Economist Newspapers, Wednesday. March 23,1977 CSR Page 5 I 1i I Re-introduces amendment Russo renews anti-handgun crusade U.S Rep Martin A Russo (D-3rd) is renewing his crusade to restrict the availability of concealable handguns Russo said this week he will re-m- troduce an amendment in the judiciary committee to ban the manufacture, sale and importation of concealable handguns Last spring the judiciary committee adopted the amendment by a vote of 18-14, Russo said \ However, after an "intensive lobbying campaign" by the National Rifle association (NRA) and other groups, the committee voted 17-16 to recommit the entire gun control bill to the crime subcommittee for further study, Russo said. Russo stressed the need for hand gun control in his campaign for re- MARTIN RUSSO election in the fall and pledged to reintroduce his handgun amendment. In a press conference, Russo told the National Council to Control Handguns he was "number one" on the NRA "hit list" during the congressional campaigns this fall when he ran against Ronald Buikema, who received NRA support. "They (the NRA) held various organizational meetings to plan ways to defeat me. "I even went to one of their meetings because I wanted to clear up the misrepresentations and distortions that had been spread about my con cealable handgun amendment," Russo said. Russo said the NRA and other gun lobby groups distributed cards during the campaigns that read. "Marty Russo doesn't trust you...Why trust him," as well as posters with his picture which read, "Wanted...0ut of Office." "These materials were totally misrepresentative of of my position and (were) distortions of my legislation, but I was elected by an overwhelming majority in spite of these tactics," Russo said. Russo said his amendment will not penalize the sportsman and law-abiding citizen. "It is aimed directly at the criminal misuse of a handgun," he said. Russo pointed to the current spurts vof hostage incidents as examples of the need for stricter gun control. "Last week we witnp'csea vet anoth- er chilling example of the unrestricted access to guns -- by the mentally unbalanced, the fanatic, the criminal. "After 44 hours, ex-Marine Cory Moore finally released his hostage in Warrensville Heights, Ohio. The hostage, police Capt. Leo Keglovic, made a comment that I think is instructive ?iid to the point," Russo said. Keglovic said, "The bad thing is...a police officer or any other citizen-has to be under a gun -- a lousy $37 gun that can be bought in one day and then be at the whim of someone just holding a gun to their head, and that's bad, dammit, that's bad." "I've been in those courts," said Russo, a former assistant states attorney. "I've talked to those people. "They are not powerful people -until they get that little gun they hide up their shirt sleeve, and right now they can get that gun about as easily as they can get the shirt." Russo said it seems every other week a person is being held hostage or is killed in accidental shootings, fights and robberies. Russo said he does not think handguns provide citizens with protection against criminals because 75 per cent of the people shot in the United States are shot by people they know "I think it's time Congress had the guts and the courage to pass a reasonable gun measure..." Russo added. Now is time to check dogs for heartworm Veterinarian Dan G. Farmer reminds area dog- owners that March and April are the testing months for heartworm, a deadly but treatable parasitic disease Heartworm is spread by mosquitoes, who feed on infected dogs, pick up the parasite and inject it into the victim on their next feeding. , It takes six to eight months after exposure before the disease can be diagnosed by testing. Tests are performed in March through May to see if dogs were exposed the previous summer. Heartworm can be detected by a simple blood test performed by a veterinarian. If the dog tests negative, the vet can dispense a preventative to be given daily throughout the mosquito season. If the dog tests positive, treatment will be started to kill the parasite, and preventative treatment will be- gin after it has been killed off. Symptoms of heartworm include persistent cough or easy tiring during.exercise. More severe symptoms include fainting, collapse, swelling of extremities and the accumulation of excess - fluids in tissues. Moussorsky music paired with art HEN HUSARIK Moussorsky's suite for piano, "Pictures at an Exhibition," will be played Friday at 8 p.m. by Stephen Husarik with a background setting of the pictures which inspired the work. Husarik's unusual musical-historical presentation is offered as a finale program in March Theater Arts series at the Beverly Art center, 2153 W. lllth st. The pictures at the exhibition were those of architect Victor Hartman, who died in 1873. Mousscrsky attended a memorial exhibit of bis works a year later and was musically inspired to produce bis now familiar classical piece. The music and pictures are rarely brought together, Husarik, a former Mt Greenwood resident explained, because "nobody really cared much about Hartman's art, and after the exhibit, they were scat- tered to museums, private collections, and some were lost." Moussorsky scholar Alfred V. Frankenstein lent Husarik color slides of about 10 of Hartman's works, plus other slides of scenes described in the piano suite. The lecture/recital was first presented at the University of Illinois in November, 1976 Rachmaniov's "Prelude, Opus 32, No 10 in B minor," inspired by the painting "Die Heimkeher," by A. Brocklin, will also be performed by Husarik. Tickets are $2. Danny Dolan in Marines Pvt. Danny C. Dolan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cyril J Dolan, 5127 S Moody, has completed recruit training. ORLAND SQUARE extraordinary value extra firm Scaly mattress and box spring Vocational queen Carolina Noriega, daughter of Joseph and Catalina McGrath, 11134 S. Bell ave. , was recently voted queen of Richards Vocational High school, 3*37 S. Wallace. Richards is a public school for girls in Bridgeport. Carolina plans to attend St. Xavier college where she will study nursing. CICERO AVE. 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