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Austin News, The (Newspaper) - July 1, 1964, Chicago, Illinois Expect Dutch Elm Toll To Hit Record High See Below For Quick Results Use COMMUNITY WANT ADS 7 Papers lor the ol 1 Minimum Charge AUstin THE AUSTIN NEWS Published by COMMUNITY PUBLICATIONS INC Serving More Than in 9 Far West and Northwest Communities Vol 25 16 5709 W This lisue Consists ot Two WEDNESDAY JULY 1 1964 66 Delivery Per Month At lOo copy By Mall Issue Contracts For Orr Science Rooms Contracts for the installation of science rooms in Orr High school 1040 N Keeler were approved at Wednesday's meeting of the board of tion Awarded contracts totaling for work in tion with alterations for the new rooms were low bidders Goodwin Construction Co general work Co ventilation Peter H Smith Co plumbing and Rosset Electric Co electric Alterations for the building Include installation of two ogy laboratories rooms 301 and 303 project room and work rooms and a chemistry laboratory room 305 lecture room 304 I project room and i room A general science I room 308 and a physics 1 oratory room 306 project room and workroom I The school board also proved boundaries for the Ella Flagg Young elementary I ter for deaf children j Boundaries for the west Side center at 1434 N I Parkside begin at Kennedy ex- and western city limits southeast on Kennedy to Pulaski south to Armitage east to Kedzie south to cago east to Western south to Madison east to Ashland I south to the South Branch of the Chicago River southwest on the river to the westein city I limits north along the city limits to the starting point APPLICATIONS FOR SIDEWALK REPAIRS Dutch Elm Disease On Rampage In 64 High winds high tures and heavy rains in re- cent weeks are expected to take their toll in a much er incidence of Dutch elm dis- ease compared with 1963 The West Side has lost 169 trees to the infectious beetle At this point last year only 132 trees were affected Dutch elm disease is always fatal to the infected tree cording to Fred Thomasen of the bureau of forestry But homeowners can help save other trees on their property or area by calling the bureau at the first sign the wilting of leaves sometimes only on a single branch Following this initial sign the leaves turn yellow then brown The weather are expected to laise the death toll for the city by 200 or more before the end of the Dutch elm disease season the latter part of September Last year nearly trees throughout the city were lost The weather in the as early as April has been very favorable this for the hatching of the beetle's Thomasen observed and then the high winds we had recently were capable of carrying the beetles up to a half mile away from the original tree usual traveling radius is no more lhan 500 feet Finally the heavy rains have delayed the bureau of program causing days to he lost plus reducing the eness of the spray Despite the fact that the Dutch elm program has been in effect since 1955 the bureau still encounters resistance from property owners Some people object to the spray claiming we're dirtying their windows or side of the Thomasen said and others seeing that something is obviously wrong with a tree in their yard wait too long to call us hoping it isn't the disease or just not ing that the tree can not re- cover and will die anyway Upon receipt of tion on suspected Dutch elm disease the bureau sends a man out to take a culture from the tree to determine if it is the disease or not The rate at which incidence of the disease has grown can be seen in the fatality figures from 1955 when the program was launched In that year only 34 trees throughout the city were lost Each year through 1959 when 554 were lost the figure doubled over the previous year in a geo- metric progression But from that 554 in 1959 the figure quadrupled to in 1960 In the past three years Thomasen we've been able to hold the line at around for the The worst months for the i disease are June and July which means should be particularly alett to the condition of their trees during the coming month TOPLESS SUIT AT COLUMBUS PARK Orders are orders Austin patrolman Michael Haran seems to be saying to Diane Bobbitt 2 caught in the act of parading around the Columbus Park sandbox day in a topless bathing suit Haran ered the top to the suit buried in the sand and suggested politely that despite the 90 degree heat Diane put it back on After all O W did outlaw such suits in public places Staff Photo On Expressway Spikes Kedzie Route Rumor Rumors continue to fly fast and furious regarding sible routes for the proposed North-South expressway but according to Milton Pikarsky city public works com- missioner they are nothing more than rumors Our men are currently reviewing and studying aspects of en general routes with up to 14 slight he and none is being favored more than the others We're plotting the density of tial buildings along each of these routes the schools the churches playgrounds as well as placement of various ties and the cost of relocating these He termed totally and completely erroneous a mor that Kedzie was being considered express w ay and that the work must be ished and the contractors paid by June 30 1972 Pikarsky said the city must meet the 1972 deadline in order to comply with visions established by the federal government which is paying per cent of the cost Timetable for the new ex- still calls for an- We are limited by City i of a tentative Hit By Car Dies 5 Hours After Wife Nab Motorist Editorial A clean community is everyone's desire City street sweepers follow a regular schedule of street cleaning Signs are posted in each block a day before the ing requesting car owners not to park in the block on the side of the street that is to be cleaned on that day It is a violation not to obey the signs and the car owner is subject to fine Many cars are tagged and the owners fined This doesn't help the street cleaning however as the car is still left standing at the curb and the sweeper is forced to go around it unable to clean a large portion of the curb So appeal lo car to look for the street ing signs and obey them Even though it may be a slight inconvenience to find another parking spot for a few hours everyone in the community will benefit from the sacrifice A West Side man was killed by a hit run auto at son and Pulaski early day morning five hours after his wife died of cancer Arthur J Bell 68 ington was pronounced dead at Garfield Park Community pital his wife Marj 75 died following a stay in the hospital Jesse Green 38 1523 S Drake was with in- voluntary manslaughter ing negligent driving running a i ed light leaving the scene of an accident and to produce a driver's license for appearance in Traffic court Aug 10 Gi een was captured by Sgt Carroll Hardenbergh district following a high speed chase Hardenbergh was cruising in the area when he saw a car northbound in Pulaski strike i Bell and hurl him some 10 feet into the air i Hardenbergh said he chased the car noi th in Pulaski and j then east in Maypole and cap- i tured Gieen after he tried to flee on foot Bell a guard for Kane ice was on his waj to work when he was killed The Bells weie buried day following re- mass in St Mel's chuich Mrs Bell is survived by three children Peter and Joseph Con- ley and Mrs Jane cek three and four Bell is survived bv two ters Mis Loretta Bionson anu Mrs Sullivan in ad- dition to his stepchildren A inquest is uled for July 37 3 Of A Queens That's what Mi or EZ Co 4710 needed vv r f k So he placed his arl in the Publications want arts Mi said I received 20 applicants Hired several employes I was veiv pleased with the response HELP IS AS NEAR AS YOLE PHONE dial anv of the phone lifted below and ask for an experienced ad- taker She will bo happy to he of service Your Help Wanted needs ran be filled and vom ad will in 7 fine ing and communities At stin ARmitage Village Zone Board OKs 2 Pleas Two requests brought bv Sirle property owners uere laM week by the zoning board of appeals A thud request was taken under advisement The board i excised a cion of the city zoning who refused to issue a permit foi 4723 Erie to allow owners Howard and Charlotte Heldt to provide additional means of egress The two-story frame ing containing four ments is in an general residential area T Polic owner of was also gi anted pri mission to provide additional means of egress for two five ment building after previous denial of a permit from the zoning administrator ACHIEVEMENT Third member on the distaff side of the Earl Doner family 1021 N Waller to as honored queen of Bethel 14 International Order of Daughters Is frowned at installation ceremonies Saturday in Austin Masonic 241 N Austin honored queen Betty Doner has crown placed on her Vad by sister Karen a past queen girls mother Mrs Doner also a honored queen looks on Staff Photo Installed Saturday as ored queen of Bethel 14 Inter- national Order of lobs Daugh ters 1021 N Wallet Miss Doner at ceremonies in Austin Masonic temple 241 N Central were lave Hewitt 537 N LeClaire senior X pi Eckholm 1225 N Lam on guide Patricia 652 N mar s h a 1 Kaien Thomas Beverly Brain 1001 X Central Susan 906 N Lockwood recorder Candice 741 X wood musician e Chi ones 5457 Washington librarian Deanne 1228 N field first messenger Susan Berg 1634 N Monitor second Linda 1727 K England third messenger Butler Oak Park fourth messenger Bai bar a Edgecombe N Men ard fifth messenger Susan Oak Paik senior custodian Gale Johnson i 5403 Madison custodian Catherine Southwell 4652 Mav pole inner Lang 619 X outer guard Mrs Ann 2 4720 Adams is guardian of Bethel 14 council action to the two-mile wide corridor between Pulaski and he pointed out When the council authorized use of motor fuel tax funds for the study they limited con- sideration to that corridor At this point only the ing facts are that a 300 million dollar expressway will be built running for some 10 miles between Midway port and a juncture with the Kills Wife Shoots Self An Austin man suffering from cancer shot and killed his invalid wife and then took his own life with the same gun Frank Johnson 72 5009 Huron was found in an chair with a bullet wound in his temple He held a 32 Cal pistol in his hand His wife Agnes 72 was in bed with a bullet wound in the head Police said the woman had been for a year The bodies wei e found day morning by their cla ugh Mrs Mane Johnson Police said Johnson apparently shot his wife and took his own life some time Sunday night Their son Lee told police his father hart been despondent because of poor health Johnson a letnerl er with a Chicago daily paper had undergone surgery for cer and he was scheduled for a second operation next week He left a note addressed to his son him how to dle arrangements for him and his wife route by late this year lowed by public hearings then formal action by the City cil in early 1965 Siena Plans Parking Lot St Catherine of Siena j ish announced plans this week for additional parking facilities to be established on the site of an old two story dwelling at 5955 Washington blvd The Rev Harry C Rynard said the building currently be- ing demolished was used over the past year as a temporary rectory until the new rectory recently completed was ready for use The proposed parking area with space for about 30 auto- mobiles is adjacent to Siena's current parking lot at the southeast corner of ton and Austin Father Rynard said the lot is expected to be ready for use by the end of July However necessary approval for a ing use variation has not yet been obtained from the city zoning board of appeals The zoning board said the area is currently zoned for residential use and in addition has a deed restriction limiting use to a specified dis- l tance from the The process of obtaining a use variation usually takes I about six weeks Bike Stolen Joseph O'Connor 9 N Limler reported to police that I his bicycle was stolen last Thursday f i om his 7 ear City To Share Cost To Conic From Fuel Taxes Broken in the next two months West-Northwest Side 1 erty owners can expect to j enter into a liaison with the city for repair of their walks Surprise announcement that the city had finally approved jf the plan whereby the city and property owner ly share the cost came from Mayor Richard J Daley June 23 Prime movers in the plan were State Rep John Leon who shepherded enabling through the state lature in August 1961 and Aid Robert L Massey who carried an ordinance into the City council the following spring According to Lloyd M Johnson commissioner of streets and sanitation cation forms are currently being readied as well as a set of various rules and for implementing the plan The program calls for an tial expenditure of million in motor fuel tax funds which would be met by another million from the participating property owners Revival of the old sey plan followed closely on the heels of a similar ordinance introduced to the council last month by Aid Leon Despres and Jack Sperling The ordinance called for use of million in motor fuel tax funds for repair and maintenance of city walks with no participation by the property owner Although Johnson declined at this time to outline the rules and provisions of the new plan he said it would be roughly the same as the 1962 proposal At that time it was an- that no work would be done unless the property er filed a formal request with the city and then only if city engineers deemed the damaged walk dangerous That plan also called for the city to advertise for bids on the basis of charge per square foot The bids would then have to be submitted to the state for approval HOLD PICNIC Members of Faith pack oyo ing bag won by Christ Katakis 4830 Iowa top row center at picnic in Thatcher Woods Bottom row from left Michael 5350 Crystal Michael Fermenti I 1144 N Latrobe Scott Brownson 1704 N Major Lane Lucatorto 1150 N and Crystal Top row Anthony Vassil 1014 N Massasoit Eddie Webb X Christ Katakis Jimmy N Mayfield and Joseph Hand 1011 X
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