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Austin News, The (Newspaper) - June 12, 1968, Chicago, Illinois New Area Building Booms Nearly million was ex- pended on the West-Northwest Side for construction and repair of buildings during the first four months of 1968 Sidney D Smith commissioner of ings has announced The majority of this lion was spent on new con- struction and accounted greatly to the city boost of 110.53 percent over the same four month period in 1967 Construction in the boldt Park and giii communities the greatest on the west million in and million in the tatter area A total of was spent on new buildings in West field Park in Austin in Logan in Montclare and in Hermosa Some 81 new ings with 44 dwelling units are involved Another was spent on miscellaneous construction and installation in the district with being expended in tin and in gin Other area figures in this category include in Humboldt Park Logan Square West Garfield Park Montclare and Hermosa Repair work on 128 buildings 92 dwelling units ed for in the local com- West Garfield Park led the way with in re- pairs on 38 buildings Other re- pair costs were in Logan Square Austin Humboldt Park sa and Montclare In addition Smith revealed that 45 demolition orders in- 60 dwelling units had been issued for the Northwest Side There were 11 demolition orders in Logan Square nine Park in Austin seven in West Garfield Park seven in and three in Montclare C i t y i d e the figures re- leased by Smith showed a total of has been spent on new construction in the city as compared with spent last year This year's tal represents an increase of A comparison between the months of March for this year and last shows an increase in construction of 78.12 per cent In March 1968 was spent on new construction while last year was spent of Single family construction for March of 1968 was 116 dwelling units costing as com- pared with March 1967 which was 167 dwelling units totaling Apartment building construction for March of 1968 was 539 dwelling units totaling as compared with March 1967 which was dwelling units costing Dwelling units for family and apartment con- struction were down 30.54 and 54.44 per cent respectively Costs for single family and construction were down 28.05 and 65.43 per cent respectively Year to date figures show that single family construction for 1968 was 609 dwelling units costing as compared with a similar period in 1967 which was 366 dwelling units taling Apartment building construction so far in 1968 was dwelling units costing THE AUSTIN NEWS VOL 29 NO 14 C'mon Cub Scout Joe Bruno 5331 Hirsch of Pack 4240 is having lot of fun if not much luck as he tries his skill at starting fire with flint and steel at Austin Boy Scout spring camporee This was first time Cub in Boy Scout event 4906 W CHICAGO AVE WEDNESDAY JUNE 12 1968 By Mail At Newsstands lie a copy 2 SECTIONS 16 PAGES Chicago's Oldest Neighborhood Answer Man Readers are invited to send questions on civic problems that need to he tackled to Willing Willie Community Publications 4906 W Chicago ave Chicago Illi 60651 Our son who is 5 years old suffers from epilepsy We can't get him under control with medicine prescribed by the doctor The boy has at least one epileptic attack a day When we increase his medicine he seems to go into a stupor Would it help to take him to the Epilepsy and Mrs Yes said Dr Joseph Tobin director of the Health center run by the board of health at 100 S Central Park Dr Tobin also suggests that an encephalograph be taken by a competent neurologist Neurologists have recently discovered that lack of circulation to the brain can precipitate irritation of the brain leading to an epileptic attack This is a new idea advanced by noted neurologists Yon can also try to get the child accepted by the Neurological institute for children run by the University of Illinois medical school's research hospital or take him calling hi advance for an appointment to Illinois State Mental Health clinic 2349 Washington Newly developed medication in this field may be of tremendous help we're told Who do I see about getting a permit to replace or repair the curb by my Some tell me to see my alderman My husband stepped in the hole and fell hurt his leg and had to go to the Report this to the department of streets and complaint section details including fact that one person had been Injured Replacement and repair of curbs is city responsibility Offer Reward to Irving Andelman president of Best Realty 5425 Madison Monday told Community cations that his firm is offering a reward for the arrest and conviction of vandals who have been defacing the realty firm's West Side office Andelman said those who have been vandalizing the erty are people with the same kind of sick minds who have been in the news ring apparently to the nation of Sen Robert Kennedy The Best president went on to say that we can't under- stand why we are being gled out for We run a don't solicit or resort to panic peddling It must be some awfully sick people who are doing this Andelman revealed that dows have been broken in the Best offices and that vandals have wr i 11 e n pornographic words on the building walls To put a halt to this man said Best Realty is ing a reward for tion leading to the arrest and or Perhaps McGloon Wins As Expected In Race State Sen Thomas A Gloon carrying virtually all of the ward precincts day brushed aside the challenge of political novice James Sloan to win reelection as ward Democratic committeeman Although Sloan had ly attacked Sen McGloon ing his campaign as a nothing committeeman cratic voters in the gave the incumbent a resounding vote of confidence With 70 of 71 precincts ing at 9 p.m yesterday Gloon had polled votes to for Sloan x Voting in West-Northwest side precincts in yesterday's day's primary opened ly light and was not expected to pick up significantly by the time polling places closed at 6 p.m With no presidential contests on the ballot and with few hot races for local offices voter m- sons in any way damaging or at- tempting to destroy Be Elected My neighbors and I have been trying to get stop signs posted at the intersection of Keeler and Belden but have been unsuccessful The corner has been the scene of many auto accidents with resultant injuries to persons and damage to nearby property including the church and my At the request of Aid John F Aiello ward a survey will be made by the committee on traffic and public safety of Chicago Preliminary interviews are now being conducted It seems a neighbor called precinct captain John Loen who referred the matter to Aid Aiello The councilman initiated steps towards getting stop signs at the intersection However installation of the signs must meet with state approval If this hurdle can be cleared and chances are good that it will you wiD get your signs After listening to some of the long-winded politicians making their final pitches before yesterday's primary election it seemed to me they were getting in a few practice licks in preparation for a filibuster Which brought up a question To What is the longest re- corded filibuster in congressional The record holder in this unique category is Sen Wayne j Morse of Oregon Sen Morse who went through many pitchers of water to fight off hoarseness and rubbed his aching feet on more than one occasion spoke for 22 hours and 26 minutes on the senate floor in 1953 and he did it without sitting down Sen Strom Thurmond of South Carolina bettered the mark by going 24 hours and 19 he was inter- once I've got a kind of silly question for you Willie but it has always bugged me as to why we shake hands in a sign of the right hand I know you're busy but if you get a couple of spare minutes from the many civic problems you must tackle maybe you could find out Keep up the good We're never to busy to answer any kind of query The ing of hands probably originated in the ancient kingdom of in South Palestine in the ninth century before Christ Scripture records that a man named Jehu asked an associate to shake hands to prove that bis heart was As to why the right hand the idea was that if you were shaking a man's right hand he couldn't draw his sword I suppose if the guy were left handed you'd be out of The Town Hall assembly meets tonight Wednesday to kick off its second year as an Austin organization Highlight the general bly meeting slated to start at p.m in She Chateau ale will be the election of cers for second time around A THA spokesman told the Austin News Monday that the slate of officers had been drawn up but because even at that late date a couple nominees had not been in- formed of their selection the list could not be released Year end reports will be given by various council and committee chairmen Council delegates and committee bers will also be selected night officials are urging in the community which do not belong to the sembly to send delegates to night's meeting the most burning that seemed hardly more than the school bond posal on a special ballot which has had opposition from anti- busing factions Sidney Holzman president of the board of election com- missioners expected a total vote of less than 50 per cent of the registration probably somewhere near the low of 47.3 per cent for a primary election In the 6th Congressional dis- Daniel J Ronan cratic incumbent seemed to be having little difficulty being re- nominated over his opponent George Belle On the can ballot Gerald Dolezal was unopposed In the 7th and 8th districts incumbent Democrats Frank Annunzio and Daniel D tenkowski were unopposed A three-way race on the GOP lot between Thomas J Lento Curtis Foster and Charles J Anderson Jr in the 7th remained in doubt at press time as did the 8th district Re- publican contest between John Leszynski and Henry Kaplinski In the 14th legislative district where both Republicans and Democrats selected two candi dates Democrats Kenneth W Course an incumbent and John F Leon were unopposed while incumbent Republican Herbert F Geisler and Jacob John Wolf were expected to be Churches Join For Open Air Two of Austin's oldest located churches are operating for six Sunday this summer in an Open Air campaign Baptist and Austin Methodist church will be conducting the services on their own property ning at 7 p.m Sunday on the front lawn of the Baptist church facing on Ferdinand at Pine continuing on June 23 on the parking lot beside me odist church on Central and between the two tions through June and July except for the week-end of July Instrumental music including a Salvation Army band on one or two of the evenings in June will be a feature of the grams Testimonies What sus Christ means to Me will be given on individual experience by people young and old A motion picture film will be seen at the closing service on July 29 New Amundsen Fieldhouse Dedicated Key to new Amundsen Park fieldhouse 6200 Bloomingdale is presented during official dedication of new structure Shown at June 5 ceremonies are from left Aid John Aiello Louis Garippo ward Democratic committeeman Don vo Amundsen supervisor Emin Weiner general dent of Chicago Park district and Daniel Shannon vice dent of the park district board of commissioners 4 easy victors over Stephen J Telow Bernard B Wolfe and Thaddeus S Lechowicz were unopposed on the Democratic ballot in the 15th district There were four aspirants for the two nominations to be made on the Republican lot Peter J Miller bent Roger P McAuliffe Lawrence F Edwards and Jack Gorham In the 17th 18th Wh dts each of which was to lect two Democrat and one Re- publican candidate the only contest was between incumbent Republican Bernard McDevitt and Jonathan Lucas Early re- ports indicated McDevitt would win handily Two Democrats and one Re- publican were to be nominated in the 21st district Three dates were listed on the cratic ballot incumbents Frank C Wolf and Otis G Collins and ward Anthony Girolami Democrat and Joseph A caro Republican ward Bernard Democrat and George Salerno Republican ward Daniel J Ronan Democrat and Edward F Moore Republican ward Thomas Keane Democrat and Harold Gangler Republican ward Sidney Olsen Democrat and Herbert Geisler Republican ward John C Marcin Democrat and Louis Kasper Republican ward Louis P Democrat and Peter J Miller Republican Ronald Sahara On the GOP ballot were Lawrence J tels the incumbent George Kausal Paul G Karasman L Roscoe Boler and Moses er Jr Except in the ward there were no contests for ward com- posts The winners YWCA To Open Camp Season For Girls Preparations are underway for the opening of the camp season for Forest Beach camp at New Buffalo Midi a summer camp operated by the YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago The camp is open to girls from eight to 16 not enly from the metropolitan Chicago area but from surrounding states as well Townhouse Maps Plans for Summer Program for Kids CIRCLE GRADUATE Linda Leudesdorff 245 N Long will be among 52 students receiving advanced degrees Tuesday from the Jane Addams graduate school of social work at University of Illinois Chicago Circle campus In cooperation with the May- or's commission on youth fare the a d y Buren Townhouse organization is ping a full summer of grams aimed at youngsters in Southeast Austin The Townhouse group which just recently completed a successful clean up campaign in its area outlined sections of the summer project at a ing at Resurrection church last Thursday Mrs Celeta Pace chairman of the organization said the wide range of the program was in keeping with the city wide projects outlined by the Mayor's commission and those affecting the West Side Area youth grams are under the direction of James Rich who heads the Garfield Park office Among the specifics dis- cussed at last Thursday's ing were once a week field trips an airplane trip ball games at both Sox park and Wrigley field visits to man theater Museum of ence and Industry Adler and other places of in- terest in and around land In addition softball leagues are being planned In addition to the plans for Southeast Austin youngsters the Townhouse organization is busy making preparations for mer projects for youthful dents of the Townhouse com- plex Definite details of this program will be revealed later While much of last day's meeting was taken up with the summer youth gram members of the heard efforts in the recent clean up campaign de- scribed as a shinning example of what cooperation and under- standing can do Mrs Pace in landing the work of Robert Green chairman of the organization and others who took an active part in the campaign said we can show the way to ers by our continued effort to make our homes attractive our yards neat and our aDey clean Green in addition to serving as was recently appointed temporary chairman of the organization since Mrs Pace was elected a vice dent of the Organization for a Better Austin of which the Townhouse group is a member Sav DUR f Is Due This Week The department of urban re- report on A u s t i n s Pocket of Blight will un- be ready by the end of this week David Larsen DUR assistant told Community Publications Monday afternoon that the re- port in effect had been given final approval but there re- mains a little bit of rewriting here and there before it can be- come public Larsen said the rewriting job is a minor one and we should have it done in a ter of a few Friday for sure The report is a long-awaited study of Austin's Pocket dered by P a r k s i d e Huron Lake and Waller Austin civic and business leaders and residents of community have been at the nail-biting stage for months waiting for the DUR to com- plete its For almost 10 years tion of the area has been urged by the Austin News and ly through the efforts of Aid Thomas Casey the re- was included in the el Cities plan
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