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Austin News, The (Newspaper) - November 23, 1967, Chicago, Illinois Funds Listed for Area in Plan Improvements with an proximate estimated value of are specifically ed for the West-Northwest Side in the joint capital ments program for re- leased last week by Mayor Richard Daley In addition 10 listings are larger projects such as the Crosstown expressway wide street improvements new branch libraries on ed sites and so on that will or can be expected to have an fect on the area A number of the alley lighting spray pools in some parks and street traffic channelizing are already have been completed or are now being constructed The five-year Capital Im- program is de- scribed in a booklet pre- pared by the Chicago Plan commission It includes gram financing by agencies other than the city government from federal to local level The Crosstown expressway leads the list of city programs affecting the West-Northwest Side scheduled for completion in 1972 Estimated total cost of the expressway is million comprised of federal state and local funds Seventeen projects are listed under street improvements Channelizing of traffic in tin from North to Addison is scheduled for at an mated cost of ing widening and resurfacing Channelizing of Madison be- tween Austin and Pulaski is set for at a cost of Central Park between and Madison and from lin to North and Jackson from Austin to are to be widened for an ture estimated at The work is to be done from 1969 to 1971 Included in a list of tions to be improved throughout the city during the period ing in 1971 for an estimated tal of are 11 Northwest Side crossings They Central at Augusta tral at Chicago Cicero from Lexington to Harrison ton at Central Fullerton at Narragansett Grand at Leclair and Armitage Jackson at tin Jackson at Laramie ington at Laramie and ington at Central Engineering studies are to be Owl at cili mated cost of by the reau of engineering at Lake and Pulaski Purpose of t h e study is prepare plans for the moving and realignment of the CTA elevated columns by the Cook County highway ment at an estimated cost of Completed so far as the Northwest Side is concerned is the alley and security lighting i program carried out last year and the early months of this year at a total estimated cost of million Also recently completed is the water distribution ment's Feeder main to the Springfield plant Installation of this feet of water main from the station to thence to Springfield to well to to North to Lowell to Grand to North to Kilpatrick to Grand to Wa- to Kilpatrick to Cicero began last year Estimated cost is listed at i Scheduled for completion next year is the hawk sewer through Humboldt I 1 Park from California to Construction began this year on the project X Two fire stations and a police department area headquarters for this area are included in the program Construction has started on a fire station due to Grand at a cost of The second firehouse also to be built in 1968 at an estimated cost of will be at 1713 N Springfield A new lion police area 5 headquarters now housed in the Shakespeare district station is scheduled for Although final architect's plans are still in preparation a building permit has been issued for a new ward yard office to I serve the and wards at 440 N Campbell tion of another joint ward yard office for the 24th and wards is to begin next year Estimated cost of each of the yard offices is Twenty branch library buildings ai to be mined are mentioned in the report for construction be- tween 1968 and 1971 at a total expenditure of million De- tails in the plan show no geographical locations for the libraries some of which certainly should be located in the West-Northwest Side Under miscellaneous pal buildings is listed a West Side Community Health center to be built during the next two years at a site yet to be ed Estimated cost ol the center is million A million expenditure b listed under community im- for the 10 hoed service centers in the city including Austin East Garfield Park and West Garfield Park that now is in operation An ad- million is slated to establish additional service ters at locations to be mined to be put into operation between 1969 and 1971 Designated for tree planting on the city parkways out the city a regular annual program is million with Continued on Page 2 A Time For Giving Thanks Editorial THF and Oak A VOL 28 NO 37 4906 W CHICAGO AVE THURSDAY NOVEMBER 23 1967 This Issue Consists of Two Pages By Malt a Grant Clears Way to Start Area Model Cities Project Happy from Aid Casey Though he hopes to he home from the hospital soon Aid Thomas Casey will be spending his Thanksgiving in hospital He still isn't up to answering the thousands of wishes sent to him by West Side friends and acquaintances so Community Publications offered to take his picture and extend his thanks to everyone for their and in turn to express his greetings to one for a happy Thanksgiving Staff photo by Earl son Judge to Speak at Workshop Judge Benjamin Edelstein of Women's court will be the guest speaker of the Austin dis- shop to be held at p.m Nov 28 in St Thomas Aquina parish hall 5112 Washington District Cmdr Mark souras and Sgt Arthur do Austin community services officer urged all PTA groups churches civic organizations fraternal order block clubs anc individual citizens to attend the workshop The judge will discuss the major problems of our courts today This is an opportune time for people to get first hand knowledge of our court Cmdr Thanasouras said and to ask questions about the procedures of our courts The commander also said that an award for outstanding police work will be presented to officer Anthony Keslinke signed to the Austin district said goodbye to their daughter O Jewel Store Seeks Permit For Chicago Ave Store The zoning board of appeals on Nov 28 will hear an tion by Jewel Companies Inc for the erection of a one-story brick building at go Jewel's application will ask for a permit in a restricted service district to build the structure which exceeds by feet the maximum gross floor area of square feet allowed by the zoning nance A spokesman for Jewel Companies Inc said he sees little likelihood that the zoning board will not issue the mit The supermarket chain chased the property which takes up most of the block along Chicago between Long and Pine They just recently finished razing the existing buildings in the half stretch William Newby's Jewel public relations office said as of day there was no additional in- formation regarding the tion of the Jewel complex When Jewel first started ing the buildings on the ground Newby's office said it would be months before any decision was reached as to what type of structure would be built or whether Jewel would do the tual building The hearing on the tion will be one of four re- garding Jewel Companies Inc In addition to the go Ave permit they are ing for two permits on the South Side and one for Belmont Sees Grandparents For First Time Other applications to be heard Nov 28 involving Northwest Side sites include a request for a permit to build a one-story addition to the east side of Packing Materials Corp Gladys and of a church in a one-story building at 5450 sion Applicant is the tal Christian Tabernacle The first step toward ing the West Model ies program was taken last week when the federal ment named Chicago as one of 63 cities to receive planning grants for the project Announcement of the grant came some six months after Mayor Daley applied for funds under the act which provides financial and technical ance in improving neighborhoods and com- In the application last spring Mayor Daley included the West Side area for one of the Model Cities projects including all of North dale East and West Garfield Park and part of Austin Roughly the area extends from Western to the city limits north from to Ohio east of Cicero and North west of The and sections of West and East Garfield Park communities have been for intensive study and programming while the other iVest Side communities fan in the analysis and planning phase The Model Cities program provides financial and cal assistance to enable cities to plan develop and carry out comprehensive programs to re- built and revitalize entire neighborhoods to improve the lives of people living in them With the receipt of the grant Chicago will intensify its planning gram striving to develop plans and new techniques which will qualify the city for further federal aid Cities drafting acceptable programs for specific hoods such as the West Side be eligible according to Secretary Robert C Weaver of the U.S department of housing and urban development to share in approximately million in initial appropriations for carrying out the improve ment plans over a four-year pe riod Candy for Children's Home Filling baskets with candy destined as table favors at Thanksgiving eve dinner for residents of Lydia Children's home 4700 Irving Park are four members of Brownie troop 1217 and Junior Girl Scout troop 1683 of St Paul's theran church Ohio and Lawler Working on Thanksgiving project which also included making bean bags for youngsters at the home are from left Linda Charvet Junior Scout Bebra Osborn and Bonnie Baker Brownies and Esther Baker Junior Scout When Mayor Daley first made application for federal funds he stressed the tance of the active tion of the people of the com- in helping develop the programs A successful he said will depend first on the active participation of the ple of the community in oping the program and second on a full commitment in out the agreed upon gram by public and private agencies The objectives of the study program according to the mayor levels of education income and which will ute to increased individual self-sufficiency procedures to assure delivery of coordinated vices that meet the real needs of the people and of the Chicago and the other 62 ies were selected from 193 ies throughout the country which had submitted plans to the urban development office The selections were made after a careful study of the programs proposed by each city In 1943 Mr and Mrs John Fielder of Sydney Australia tactical unit W J Hesslau Services Held Died At 100 Requiem mass was offered Monday in St Thomas Aquinas church for William J Hesslau 5044 Madison who celebrated his 100th birthday Nov 14 ial was in St Boniface tery Born in Germany Mr lau had made his home in Austin for 76 years Until his retirement 15 years ago he had operated a barbershop in the building where he lived Lois and their new son-in-law Sam Felsen as the newlyweds boarded ship in Sydney harbor Sam a U S Air Corps cal sergeant in World War II had met and wooed er during his rest leaves in Australia The couple had ried and the young sergeant being shipped back to the States was taking his bride home with him Twenty-four years later at their home in a Sydney suburb the Fielders were joyfully greeting er U S Air Force segeant on rest leave in Australia The young man was their grandson Jay Felsen 22 whom they were meeting for the first Sgt Felsen was among the first group of servicemen ing in Viet Nam to be given rest and rehabilitation leave in Australia Felsen the son of Mr and Mrs Sam Felsen 212 N tral enlisted in the Air Force three years ago while a man at the University of Chicago campus A ate of Austin High school he was sent to Viet Nam a year ago this month arid is expected home Saturday from Australia where he has been for the past three weeks The first night Jay arrived at the home of his ents they were so thrilled they called to express their said Jay's father He's had a busy time of it meeting all his Australian tives and their friends Must Understand Minority Croups A more general appreciation of the just grievances and over- whelming problems of minority groups in the inner city would stronger public support to city government efforts to cor- rect those circumstances that give rise to the strong feelings of resentment now of the inner city the third Focus on Austin forum was told Thursday night That was one of the sions of Samuel W Nolan uty chief of the police ment's community services di- vision A second conclusion was that if city governments were to take more active steps to in- crease opportunities for ty groups and to relieve their sence of injustice the riot within the inner city would be reduced Nolan spoke on Easing the Tension in the City at the North Austin Lutheran church The forum was sored by the Austin Women for Community Goodwill in cooperation with the National Conference of Christians and Jews A few years ago the police job was much more simple and less likewise less rewarding individually and Nolan said The traditional crime problems wil be with us for a long time he said although police ness should increase with more effective tools and better ing In recent years we have been faced with the new lems related to maintaining law and order in a climate of social Nolan continued If the future brings more difficult 2nd Complex so too must there be a coalition of lice and community cations in order to retain ful communities Workshops are designed to tester and improve tion promote interprofessional approach to solutions of com- munity problems point out areas of better understanding of the police and the wherever sible to explore attitudes of and misunderstanding be- tween the youth and the lice The deputy chief said that educators clergy business ple political and social and responsible dents should realize that They too must communicate with the younger people and find answers to problems of modern society The problems are so basic and difficult they cut across the lines of tion race religion and even employment In maintaining community peace with justice for all the role of the police officer is cial but he is not responsible for law and order by Nolan said Our citizens and our communities must share this responsibility And it has most certainly been shown in the past that business Continued on Page 2 Home for Thanksgiving For the first time in two years Marine Stanley P Henry 22 will join his family in celebrating Thanksgiving day Stanley left who just re- turned from service in Viet Nam and his young brother Gary 12 are pictured as they inhale with great delight the delicious aroma of bread made by their mother Mrs James Henry 4851 Race to be served at today's Thanksgiving day dinner Many Northwest Side families like the Henrys will attend church services and later sit down to feasts today in joyous thanks for the safe re- turn of their servicemen sons Retirement Party for Austin Cops The Austin police district will hold its 7th annual retirement party at Ferrara Manor 5609 It has become increasingly North on Nov 30 important that police officers recognize legitimate differences among people who make up our communities who think and act individually and often ly and possess a set of values different from our own The shop is one means by which the police department at- tempts to ward off tension situations Nolan said He de- scribed the workshop as an avenue to receive and act upon complaints and to ent an opportunity to release those pressure valves that build up over community problems As in the past the event will be sponsored by the West cago Ave Serving as co-chairmen will be Phil and Steve Mesi of Courtesy Foods Singled put for special honors at the retirement party will be patrolmen John Collins more and Charles Steinhaus who have a combined total of 66 years service with the police department Further information on the party and tickets may be ob- by calling the Austin dis- WA and asking for either John Fleming or Louis Marosi
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