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Branch Banking Suffers Another Real Setback
.Tnriininriimmii 16 THE 5c PAGES a - A COPY THE BIGGEST little newspaper in cook county w * _ • . .^ ~ - g jjAffijiM imuiiiuiUiimiciMii DIXMOOR MORGAN PARK _PHOEN8X WEST HARVEY Volume XI. ROBBINS, ILLINOIS, SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 1963 11th Year—No. 23 7 GROUPS APPEAL TO DALEY Seven civil rights agencies today urged Mayor Daley and Gov. Kerner to bring pressurc on members of the General Assembly in order to secure passage of a freedom of resi dence law. The agencies also ripped Charles F. Carpentier, Illinois secretary of state, because of published newspaper reports in which he criticised “the new belligerance and aggres siveness of the Negro.” In a telegram signed by the heads of the intergroup agen cies, Carpentier was told, “At a time of national crisis in race relations, we are appall ed by the report of your state ment in the press critical of ‘the new belligerance and ag gressiveness of the Negro.’ Open occupancy legislation in Illinois could fail for almost complete absence of support from Republicans (in Spring field). The seven agency heads are Maurice Klinger, executive director of he American Jew ish Congress; Rev. Carl Fuqua, executive secretary of the Na tional Association for the Ad vancement of Colored People; Walter Zand, executive direc tor of the American Jewish Committee; John Kearney, executive director of the Unit ed Citizens’ Committee for Freedom of Residence; John McDermott, executive director of the Catholic Interracial Council; A. Abbot Rosen, di rector of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith; and Edwin C. Berry, executive di rector of the Chicago Urban League. In a wire to Mayor Daley at the Hawaiian Village in Honolulu, where he is attend ing the 30th annual meeting (Continued on page 3) Branch banking took an other beating Wednesday (June 12) when the House voted 112 - 51 to kill legisla tion pushed by two Chicago loop banks that would have legalized branch banking in Illinois. The vote came on a moton to “nonconcur” with the ac tion taken by the House Bank ing Committee. Last week, the Banking Committee re jected branching for the 3rd consecutive session by a vote of 28-5. J. Ross Humphreys, presi dent of the Central National Bank in Chicago and presi dent of the Illinois Bankers Association, called the House action a great victory for free dom and competition over greed and monopoly.” The Illinois Bankers Asso ciation led the campaign a gainst branching in behall of more than 90% tof the banks in the state which have taken the positiion that “branching would reduce competition and would re sult in the creation of power ful, giant branch banking systems.” Humphreys said the public interest has been served by the preservation of our com munity banking system. The House, like the Banking Com mittee, has met its responsi bility to thousands of busi ness people, labor learers, farmers, professional men and and women and ordinary cit izens who recognize the great public interest in maintain ing our present, strong com petitive banking system.” Opponents of branch bank ing argued in the House de bate that that branching (Continued on page 14) Pay Last Respects To Jerome Cephus On Thursday, June 13, 1963 hundreds of friends in the village and from surrounding communities came to Great Hope Baptist Church to pay their last respects to Jerome Cephus, Water Superintend ent of the Village of Robbins. The wake which was held at Crook’s Funeral Chapel on Wednesday June 12 and was attended. Rev. W. L. Cook, pastor of Great Hope, officiated at the funeral. Cephus leaves to mourn his loss a wife, six children, a mother, two brothers, one sis ter and a host of friends. Recognize this sports action Photo? Zt was taken this year at a game where these boys from Robbins won laurels. Name these basketball greats from your own village?