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South Austin News (Newspaper) - May 30, 1968, Chicago, Illinois The Cradle of My Love Man of The Year A smiling Aid Thomas J Casey still on crutches as he recuperates from serious illness which hospitalized him for several months receives plaque honoring him as Austin's Man of the Year at testimonial banquet last Saturday Pre- award from Austin Youth Community committee is Anthony Sorrentino of Illinois Youth commission More than attended event at hall and heard Casey praised for his service to youth of Austin and sacrifice he has displayed in his capacity as a public servant Willing Willie Chicago's Oldest Neighborhood Answer Man Readers are invited to send questions on civic problems that need to be tackled to Willing Willie Community Publications 4906 W Chicago Ave Chicago HI 60651 I have called the alderman's office twice in the last month to pick up an old hot water tank which is in my backyard Each time they promised to pick it up the McDevitt i following week and it's still here Willie would you Morrissey please try your luck and see if you could get a response I would be grateful to you the lawn and doesn't look too P M A check by the ward sanitation bureau disclosed that the tank is under the porch Workers are not permitted to remove Items from private property A ward yard foreman will ask the owner of the property to move the tank into the alley for pickup this week Can you do anything to make the corner from 1300 N Central and a few houses north past this corner more There is always a lot of water there and cars turning west go over this curb right into the mud splashing persons waiting for a bus People are talking about making Austin look well This corner certainly is not a pleasant sight Please please do something about I don't like to see our neighborhood deteriorate be- cause of Bus Traveler For the answer to this and to many other problems on the West-Northwest Side Willie went to Louis J DeMarco area 5 coordinator for Mayor Daley's Citizen's committee for a er Chicago DeMarco a hard working city employe who takes his job seriously checked the corner found it as stated and got in touch with the proper city department He reported that the curbing at the corner is all broken and will be replaced as MOD as possible Meanwhile the corner will receive a buildup of top soil which should temporarily alleviate the situation until curbing is installed a The alley behind 5148 Madison is full of holes Also behind Washington J C Again busy area 5 coordinator Louis DeMarco was asked to check Re did and reported that the holes would be filled in May 27 or 28 so that by the time this is published the work should have been completed Would like an explanation of why we get almost no water in homes in the area of the 7100 block of Medil during the months of May through November It's so bad we can't shower flush toilets etc much less wate lawns Homes here are all faced with the same problem I pity any of us in the event of a all be out o luck What can we do about C Your troubles are over according to William Costello super- vising plumbing inspector for the water and sewers ment New feeder mains have been installed to support your area Installation was completed last Thursday but a leak developed It was a minor bit of trouble and by the time you read this you and your neighbors should be getting an ample supply of water x V With the primary elections just around the corner a group of us ladies have been holding dis- cussing the various candidates their records campaign promises and the like During a lull in the conversation there ever can be a lull when a bunch of women are came up with the What are origins of the donkey and elephant as political party So I told the gals there's only one way to find B Although it is not really clear as to why he chose the donkey for the Democrats and the elephant for the GOP Funk and Standard Encyclopedia credits Thomas Nast with creating the symbols Nast whose cartoons and caricatures were carried in Harper's Weekly in the early tagged the parties with the two animals as he attacked New York's Tweed political role Memorial Day Parade At 3 Today Austin's Memorial Day rade will step off from Young school 1434 N Parkside at 3 p.m today Thursday as the community pays ho mage to America's war dead Sponsored by the Services council of the Town Hall the parade will move from he school to Central and ceed south in Central to Austin Town Hall where special monies are planned Am o n g dignitaries uled to take part in the rites is U.S Sen Charles Percy Guest speaker will be Brig Gen Howard T Markey commander of the Air Refueling wing of the Illinois Air National Guard Others who will appear on the speakers platform are U.S long Daniel Ronan State Sen Thomas A M c o o n State Reps Robert McPartlin ence D i P r i m a and Bernard McDevitt and Judge Emmett Oh native land the cradle of my love for That from my birth did suckle nurse and shelter me And gave me hope and freedom's dignity to wear With Lincoln Washington and as n Thy constitution guardian angels wrote and blessed And here THE RIGHTS OF in deed are manifest No lineage color rank or class great or small Is favored in this noble document but in Oh to heights my spirit soars When marching forth from dusty books of ancient lore The shades of grim-faced chiefs pass by in bright array With muted shapes of heroes strewn along the way IV Some sleep within the country churchyard where they fell Where tolled the bell to rally and as knell While some at sea and others far away from home Have found their bed of glory in some foreign tomb V Just as the darkest night precedes the dawning day Whose coppered flames the shadows of the night So did at Saratoga victory first disjoin The secret British plans of meeting with Burgoyne VI Far from their native land these answered freedom's Pulaski and De Kalb to earn our flag as palL Kosciusko De Grasse La Fayette and Rochambeau With bold Von Steuben helped the tyrant overthrow VII Oft I with Meriwether Lewis travelled west Across the prairies mountains streams upon his quest Or wept beside his grave upon the Natchez Trace And as his bitter heart a sad and lonely place vin Faintly blaring through the years the bugles blow As hope is lost and death stalks through the Alamo And all is still beneath the blazing Texas skies Till San Jacinto rings with as battle cry IX And then incarnadined by fratricidal Your aching bleeding mother's heart with tears forbore And both Blue and Gray close to your breast And paid this fearful price to champion the oppressed X Now green miasmic vapors spread their deadly fumes O'er those who strangling lie in mired trenches doomed Some carve with blood-drenched bayonets their holy names When Belleau Wood then Argonne Forest they reclaim XI Two peaceful decades pass perhaps a little more When death rains on Pearl Harbor and Corregidor And Honor weeps neath brazen heel To rise again in victory on sea and field XII No victor's iron fist encircles conquered lands But with heart extends a helping hand Or in the second war's continuum becalms With aid Korea's troubled peace and Viet Nam's XIII All roads that at your Pantheon of Heroes merge Began with bloody footprints in the snow at Valley Forge Then from New Orleans Gettysburg and old San Juan And Chateau Thierry Salerno and Pusan XIV How hollow sound the bells that peal the battle's end When those we loved most dear shall ne'er return No greater love than this hath anyone to give A precious life a dream and youth that freedom XV How can these artless fingers scribe thy wondrous Where find the stately words your lofty peaks to I leave to others far better in rhyme than me To tell thy epic tale 1 but record my love for thee JULIAN LAWRENCE JANUS SOUTH AUSTIN NEWS VOL 29 NO 12 4906 W CHICAGO AVE THURSDAY MAY 30 1968 By Mail year At Newsstands a copy 2 SECTIONS U PAGES Many marching units ing Austin High's ROTC unit and drum and bugle corps and floats ate expected to take part in the parade Meanwhile people are expected to attend traditional Memorial Day field masses in Mt Carmel Queen of Heaven and Our Lady of Sorrows teries Separate programs will be held in each cemetery and including the ary parade to the mass sites will begin at 10 The field mass will begin at Memorial services including the rifle salute and taps will follow the mass Participating in the grams besides the relatives and Mends of those interred in the cemeteries will be groups from the American Legion Veterans of Foreign Wars Am vets War Veterans civic and parish organizations Police Vow To Lean Hard On Southeast Austin Gang Cmdr Mark Thanasouras of the Austin police district last Wednesday promised to order the district tactical unit to lean real hard on a gang of youths hi the vicinity of Fulton and Laramie Vandalism drinking ed sex parties and other dations attributed to the gang was the major concern of the approximately 100 persons who attended the May meeting of the Austin workshop at St Thomas nas church As he promised to break up the gang starting Thanasouras When the mommas and poppas start calling the James P Con- lisk city superintendent of I want some of you to go to the superintendent and support me The promise to deal more strongly with the gang some of whom are regulars at the Austin station according to the commander was made in the discussion period after a talk by Patrick A Tuite assistant state's attorney in the criminal courts on the rights and re- of the citizen Tuite summarized the rights to citizens guaranteed in the of Rights as the right to be left alone by your neighbor by the police by anyone He said Your rights go only so far that they do not encroach on the rights of your bors He gave as an example Drop Hay UGC New Group Urges A proposal to do away with the Hay Upper Grade center was unanimously adopted last week at a hastily called ing of the Heart of Austin Com- munity council The newly formed group which had held its second ing only a week before called the emergency conference at Our Lady Help of Christians Thursday because of the urgency of this matter Jim Connelly temporary chairman of the council's it c a t i o n committee told a gathering of some 150 that immediate action is needed if we are to present our to the board of tion in time to get this gram into operation by next school year Under the Heart of Austin plan the seventh grade of the Hay UGC would be eliminated at the end of this school term and the eighth by as early as possible in the school year Connelly said that with the new addition to Spencer school ready by September 1968 the need for an upper grade center at Hay will cease to exist zoning laws which limit the use one may make of his own erty One's greatest ity is to himself so that he does not impinge on the rights of the at- torney continued He pointed out that individual rights be- come more restricted in ban societies because of in- creases in population Citizens can best protect and retain their rights by helping the police to take out of the community those who take as their rights the right to impinge on the rights of bers the burglars the While the of Rights times seems to protect those who should not be protected to the disadvantage of society the rights apply to all citizens good as well as bad Tuite said and this works to the advantage of the good citizen in the long run If you deny one person his rights you must worry about being deprived of your own rights Continued on Page 3 There were a couple of tions from the floor asking whether the opening of the new Spencer addition would viate the overcrowding tion It was pointed out that the addition would be able to vide classroom space for 400 pupils but that the estimated Spencer enrollment for next year is an additional 800 dents Connelly said that while we agree there is a serious over- crowding problem there at we don't see why Hay should be the answer to the entire problem Its similar to robbing Peter to pay Paul The Heart of Austin's tion Connelly declared is that Hay alone shouldn't be forced to eat up this surplus and overflow of Spencer dents when there are empty classrooms in schools to the north Mrs Juanita Mitchell who was seated at the speakers ble along with six other members to answer questions from the floor said that if Spencer still has an ed condition after the new The Connelly went tion is opened that more would ask the board of bile units should be pressed into operation X She claimed that mobiles aren't half as bad as some people would have you believe and she added that the units could solve a pressing need both for Spencer and Hay Although Connelly said at the Continued on Pagt 3 tion to place Hay immediately under the Redmond plan which calls for a racial quota of 85 per cent white and 15 per cent Negro in elementary schools It is claimed by that under the UGC set np the number of Negroes in the seventh and eighth grades is almost 70 per cent Aid 1 Do Not Back Sloan Aid Thomas J Casey has denounced the unauthorized use of his name in support of the candidacy of James Sloan for the office of Democratic committeeman of the Ward and denied categorically his alleged endorsement of Sloan for ward committeeman It has been brought to my Aid Casey said that I am alleged to have en- Jim Sloan for the office of Democratic ward man Nothing could be further from the truth The Alderman added I am 100 percent behind Art McGloon in his candidacy for reelection as ward t e e m a n He has reflected great credit upon the office and upon the party he sents and he has earned the admiration and the respect of the people he has served so well The Alderman continued Art McGloon has administered the office of ward man with efficiency with dence and with equity He has dedicated himself to the service of all of the people of Austin and has sponsored the adoption of constructive programs to en- courage the continued progress of our c o m m u n i t y and our ward Art McGloon is indisputably the most qualified person for the office of ward m a n and I am personally proud and happy to endorse his candidacy t h e r e f o Casey concluded Youthful Heroes Honored Dennis Joyce 1532 N Lawler and two criminals Joyce apprehended a burglar other youths chat with Deputy police he surprised in the act of ransacking the Joree tendent James M Rochford after they were home in March Other recipients of award are awarded department's Citizens Awards of John Trautman second from left and Mi- preciation for heroic action in the arrest of chael Tallaksen Area Youth Gets Top Polite Award for Nabbing Burglar IN VIRGINIA Yeoman First Class Roger L Hull husband of the former Miss Suzanne J Barber of 4919 Hirsch is attached to the Naval Amphibious school at Little Creek Va A West Side youth who chose to become involved rather than let a burglary suspect escape has been awarded the Chicago lice department's C i t i z e n s Award of Appreciation Dennis Joyce 1532 N Lawler and 14 others were presented with the awards which are en to citizens for aiding police in their fight on crime The awards are part of the ment's Operation Crime Stop which since its inception in 1964 has seen more than arrests made as the result of citizen cooperation Joyce is credited with ing to capture a burglary he surprised in the cess of ransacking the Joyce home A neighbor James Keating 1538 N Lawler was also nominated for the zen's award However ing a city fireman was ble to attend last week's monies The apprehension of the occured March 8 Joyce returned home early in the and surprised the man while he was attempting to the bedroom When the offender attempted to flee Joyce charged him and wrestled him to the floor The suspect beat Joyce about the head with a radio he had taken and then started out the back door Joyce again tackled the man and the two rolled onto a rear porch Keating heard the youth's cries for help and after calling police rushed to Joyce's aid The two subdued the suspect and held him until 15th district officers arrived Austin police district Cmdr Mark Thanasouras who Joyce and Keating for the award said the arrest j of the suspect apparently cleared up a long string of burglaries in West Side homes Two other men Norbert shan and Charles Miles also received the citizen's award for capturing a suspected car thief ft and Miles glaziers for the board of education were working at the Calhoun Elementary school 2833 Ad- ams last Jan 17 when they ob- served two suspicious men watching a ing her car in the school lot Thinking the two were after the woman who by this time was out of sight the two ziers ran to her assistance In- stead they found the woman had already entered the ing They also found one of the men behind the wheel of the woman's car about to drive it away and the other man about to get into the car The first man was held until the district police officers ar- rived the second escaped when slipped on the ice and felL Deputy Superintendent James M Rochford who presented the awards We have been dismayed from time to ing of the unwillingness of zens to help police when they witnessed crimes or citizens too apathetic and indifferent refusing to go to the aid of an- other human being in distress However they ar a minority Award Contract for Incinerator A contract for for mechanical equipment to be in- stalled in the incinerator plant being built at Kenton and cago Monday was awarded to International Boiler Works a subsidiary Corp Stroudsburg Pa and co Enterprises 1650 N Elston Bids are to be sought soon tor the building to house the ment Initial grading laying of sewers and construction of a permanent access road is ready in progress The work is being done by Thomas Madden contractors International Boiler and were the apparent low bidders when bids were opened in mid-April Con- struction of the building and related structures are ed to cost about million The incinerator the o i t y's fourth will have a capacity of tons of refuse a day the municipal refuse in the nation If the city should decide to turn to refuse compaction a process now being tested the new plant can be converted cording to Milton P i k a r s k y public works commissioner Pikarsky said the incinerator which will burn per cent of the refuse will have pollution control equipment will ex- ceed the most stringent tions now in force
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