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Anti-solicitation meeting Saturday column 4 r - i - ' SERVING THE COMMUNITY SINCE 1893 south end EPORJER Aa Kcvnmilst Publication DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SUNDAY 55 c PER MONTH Newsstand Copy 25 Coll 7t4 7373 foi Wonl ids Vol.84 Thursday, April 14,1977 No. 41 provers vow zpning change V ~W "m" fight to limit Â« .^-^^i^^ ; IBY TONY BARANEK Continued opposition of the planned expansion of the Belhaven Nursing homÂ£ 11404 S. Bell ave., was promised ^Monday night by the Morgan Park Improvement association. Margaret Lang, president of the association, said members of the association have been throughout the Morgan Park" community obtaining signatures''.^ a written petition, which will be'presented to Aid. Jeremiah Joyce (19th) "We've got from two to three hundred at-the moment," she explained, "and hope that the rest of the community -will sign. We're going'to tell Joyce" ( that we expect him to pursue this issue in appeals court. A meeting to resolve the squabble will be brought before Morgan Park residents May 3 at the Cenacle Retreat house south, 11600 Longwood dr. Joyce said at that time he will hear both sides and make an evaluation. "The community is standing firm against change in zoning," added Lang "We feel that we've given them (Belhaven) a free enough option to open the building as a not-for-profit organization." According to Lang, rebuilding the nursing home would provoke a zoning change from R-l (residential) to commercial use, although Bob Rutzen, administrator and part owner of Belhaven, said there are no plans to attempt a change. In other business, the board voted to seek community help in stopping dog packs that have been running loose in the 114th st. and Longwood area. "This time of year in early mornings, the dogs run in packs," said Lang. "It really causes some problems. People are afraid to walk down the street." Lang also announced that Morgan Park High School day will be celebrated Sunday at Morgan Park Baptist church, 110th and Bell ave. As part of its centennial festivities, the church is donating $5,000 which will be used for a renewal program at the school. The money will presented in the form of a check at the 11 a.m. service by church members to principal Thomas Burke. Lang said that Dr. Joseph Harmon, Sen. Thomas Hynes and Dr. James Moore will also be present at the ceremony. Low-fare, short-haul ! - j v- j ftights win support " Â·. -- Â·Â·^Â·1^^ Â· __ m m !Sen. Charles.H. Percy (R.-H1) has decided to co-sponsor a Senate bill" * which, would make it easier for-airlines to establish low-fare, short-haul flights at Midway'airport. The bill, S. 689, is sponsored by Senators Howard W. Cannon (D.- Nev.) and Edward Kennedy (D Mass.), and Percy testified in favor of it Thursday at a hearing on airline deregulation held by the subcommittee on'aviation' "I am pleased this plan for airline regulatory reform has received substantial"-support from organizations and individuals representing widely divergent backgrounds. So too, from President Carter," Percy testified during the final day of airline deregulation hearings. "M remarks stem from a deep- seated belief 'that too much of the federal*government's interference in the airline marketplace is unnecessary and counterproductive," Percy added." \ In addition to S- 689, the aviation subcommittee hearings dealt with a similar bill, S. 292, sponsored by James B Pearson (R.-Kans.) and Howard Baker (R.-Tenn.). The two bills would reduce federal ' restrictions and allow air carriers to offer lower fares and take over markets, like Midway, which are not being served. The federal Civil Aeronautics board docs not currently allow air carriers to undercut their'competition on fare prices. Bu|, applications from ItTair- lines asking that Midway budget flights be approved are pending before the CAB. CAB said all carriers serving O'Hare airport also have the option to serve Midway, but except for Delta airlines, do not exercise that choice. Bills S. 689 and S. 292 would make it easier for other carriers to take over the Midway routes. S. 689 would allow the issuance of certificates authorizing routes by a new carrier if "the applicant is fit, willing and able properly to perform such transportation." Permission would- not.,be granted only if the CAB "finds that such transportation is'not consistent with Meet tonight on Midway A representative of Midway Airlines Inc., which is seeking federal permission to establish budget short- haul flights at Midway airport, has been invited to a meeting at 7:30 tonight at Daley college, 7500 S. Pulaski. in building 100C. Charles Downey of Midway Airlines is the invited speaker. The airlines and several others are awaiting hearings by the Civil Aeronautics board on their requests to set up the bargain rate flights. Six charged with gambling on bus By TONY BARANEK It two Â«cparate incidents over the MfieaoL Morgan Park District 22 U,\ force police arrested a total of se^ persons caufil.t gambling on CTA buses. 5i to Sgt Ken Freyer, six !^ apprehended at 95th and dr Riday afternoon for al- iejsedl.v ayiv "three-card molly as the bus w^ making its rounds. The nev.l day, police arrested ai juvenile in connection with anoUier Sii spree at 400 W. 95th st Although others involved in Jhe game scaped, $26 in cash was recovered. in both instances, arrests were made by Dist, 22 officers Clarence Hayes and Michael Thomas, with an assist from CTA officers Charles Koa- jan, Joseph Eariongc and William Pudala".," Freyer explained Ihat "lhreeard molly" is a game similar lo "sbefl,"- in which Â«e player has lo choose from three containers one of which holds a winning marker. In "three- tard molly" Ihe player has lo choose the odd card out of Uiree. Arrested in the April S incident on Longwood dr. were Randy Leavell, 20, 5225 S. May; James Smith, 19, 4555 S. Federal; Prince Young, 20, 4236 W. Washington; Lament Drake, 19, 32 N. Kostner, Terry Brown, 17. 65 W. 112th st and Erick Eason, 17, 10322 S- Calumet All were charged with gambling and will appear in branch 38 court April 19. "Apparently, some of them (offenders) were blocking 1he-aisle$," said Dist 22 Lt Bob Hanley, "so once a person got into a game, there was no getting out of it There wasn't any physical harm threatened, but there Â·was a lot of intimidation." Ihe 36-year-old juvenile arresled Saturday was turned over lo youth officers and will probably not be brought before the courts, according lo Hanley. Police work with the CTA has been stepped up lately, mostly because of complaints registered by both community groups and citizens, said Hanley. He added that Ihe Beverly Area Planning asMwiatitm, among others, requested the additional forces. the public convenience and necessity." "I believe that the best provisions of S. 689 and S. 292 should be included in the final legislation reported out of this committee," Percy testified. "S. 292 has a particularly good section on modernizing regulation of air freight services, for example. "In general, however, I believe S. 292 gives CAB too much discretion over its own reform and insufficient direction as to how, when and where to achieve competitive goals... "We must, therefore, write free pricing and market entry into the law. The more disciplined time-table and precise provisions of S. 689 appear to me to be the preferable approach. t "And, as a former businessman, the certainty associated with the provisions of S. 689 is far more desirable than the uncertainty of both S. 292 and current regulation " Percy continued, "Congress should tell the airlines and its underwriters what the rules will be. Airline management and investors will be better off if we do "S. 689, in my mind, is also preferable because it comprehensively addresses the t*o issues that will either make or break airline regulatory reform--easier entry into the industry and greater fare-setting flexibility. "Both are needed, because without the real threat of increased competition, air fares will not be set at the lowest competitive level anticipated by proponents of reform. "Particularly appealing and relevant" Percy went on, "are the proposed criteria in S. 689 for approval of new entries, which emphasize innovation, efficiency and a significant reduction in fares. "Other S. 689 provisions that tend to promote competition include the issuance of certificates for unused route authority to any qualified carrier that applies for them, and the proposed granting of one to four new- routes each year to qualified airlines. "In the pricing area. S. 689 establishes maximum and minimum fares, while S. 282 appears to permit CAB to continue lo tightly regulate fares. "It is very important ihat carriers be allowed to lower fares significantly without CAB interference. "Hie best protection against so- called predatory pricing is vastly liberalized entry provisions and enforcement of ihe anti-trust laws," 1 Percy added. "If a regulatory price floor is to be included in the legislation, Ihe approach should be progressive enough 1o allow new and existing airlines lo lowtr iheir prices lo the levels we Icnow from experience are both profitable and practical." Percy concluded, "The umbilical cord tying government to the commercial airline industry must be cut over time What a way to go Holy Saturday became especially memorable for Nora Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Johnson, 10028 S. Hoyne, when the Easter bunny stopped by to give young Nora a rickshaw ride. Nora decided to share her" adventure with Peggy and Penelope, a pair of poodles owned by Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Rlipek. 10540 S. Hoyne.-.Aeyi'ally, the Easter bunny was too busy preparing for Easter to act as a chauffeur for Nora and sent Cathy Jo Coughlin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Coughlin, 2532-W. 109th pi., to take its place. But don't tell Nora. Peggy and Penelope. Slate anti - solicitation meeting for Saturday By TONY BARANEK In an attempt to iron out a signed anti-solicitation agreement, representatives from the*Homeowners federation and McKey and Poague Realty will meet-Saturdaj at 10 a.m. in the HF office in the basement of St John Fisher convent, 162nd st and Washtenaw ave. McKey and Poague. a Chicago and suburban esl estate firm with seven s, has .been under fire yembef for alleged sol- s. The office is locat- estem ave. corporate" since early icitation p ed at. 19540 S "We've been trying to negotiate with HF for a long time in order lo sign an agreement," said John Bcr- ger, vice president of the firm, "and 1 assume that our representatives will agree as long as the contract doesn't violate any of our real estate laws " According to Berger, the Chicago Real Estate board has a list of bylaws which its member firms have Jo adhere , one of which is an anli-dis- crinijnatjwi rule Thai, along -with a denial thai McKey and Poague has done any eliciting in the HF area which includes Beverly Hills /Morgan Par];. Ml Greenwood, Wnghtwood and Ever green Park, wil be brought out al ihe meeting by John Cofffy e\euitnc vice presid'ent and attorney Gary El den. One of the original reasons given b Berger for his company's prior refusal to sign the anti-solicitation agreement was that not every real estate firm on the South Side has been contacted by the federation. "Ideally, we want no real estate companies soliciting in our area," said Cathy Connors. HF vice president and co-chairnan of the HF real estate committee along with Carol Pudil. "But they're McKey and Poague) not the first one we've asked lo sign an agreement and they're certainly not the first one lo come Jo terms with us" Most recently. HF claims lo ha-.e won a ntm solkrtation agreement from Bt11- Real!} in Beverly Hills/Morgan Park and an anti-block- buMing acreermnt from Noms and White Really, also in the same neigh borhood "Anyway. real -'Â·siajf companies that sobcii homes usually Inow ifial they're Â£imfi lo gel *ieal from com munily groups" jddt-d Connors "So there isn't a whole lot if i'lhniaiion Comf! on TJOW Most tompanips gel Jheir customers ihr"U,,h tommenda lions and if thtv ?' i v fir job well. Ihty'll ctl Â»om T'' f Tnnvndatif)Tis" EcrciT is m full agmrmnl with HF dnd fit TWO vf-hcmenlh ;ha1 his firm Milr'led at K'rd Â·! and Lone wood dr wrli lÂ«ist fall whui the original allegations began "To my knowledge, no one at our office called anyone at that address," he said "Actually, we have ne\er so liciled in any of the areas that HF is located in In our Beverlv Hills/Morgan Park office, the policy is not lo solicn "Unfortunately, if every real estate company would do its job. there wouldn't be any trouble," he admitted. "There are a few businesses around thai do cause trouble But we've gol a good name and people willingly bnnc us business " Berger added thai MtKey and Poa cue representatives have in ihe past offered contrKJs 10 HF. which have been turned down for various reasons In February HF rejected a proposed acrecminl in the grounds that 11 only applud lo ihe BeverK Hills /Morgan Ttr\ area 'TV basit sicreemenl Â·we're look me for stat"s ihat they vuuld not , licit for lisiincs in ihe HF area." said Connors "Thdl doesn't include adver tismc, just personal solicitation Whal 'ac're jc^wt is direct mail- inc. dod* lo door visiinn; and phone tallinc." Â·}).' addf-d "And we're not f v t n (laiminB thai whdl they're doing is ilkÂ£dl ami don'1 wan! lo jive that impression But a rcoutable real es ijle linn should ha*? i resposibilitv 1n the i (immunity which it-sen es."