With the "New Checkerboard Lounge of Blues and Jazz," jazz begins its return to Hyde Park. Although the Checkerboard will continue its tradition as primarily a blues club, its owner, L.C. Thurman has agreed to provided two nights of jazz with the possibility of more if a clear demand from the community makes itself known. The Committee ... is enthusiastic about this agreement with its owner, and believes the arrival of the Checkerbaord will begin to usher in a new era of jazz and blues in Hyde Park. We salute L.C. Thurman and his Checkerboard Lounge as its arrival signals the end of a long dry spell and the begin ing of restoration of good music to Hyde Park.