Southtown Economist (Newspaper) - May 13, 1927, Chicago, Illinois HOME EDITION Delivered to the Home Every Week at lOc Per Month TWENTY-FIRST 33 PROPONENTS OF SOUTH PARK EXTENSION OF DELEGATE ON CITY BOARD Civic Groups Unite for Plan in Opposition to Stony Island Route Standing solidly for a Rapid Transit extension adjacent and parallel to South Park while civic clubs to the east are fighting for an extension down Stony Island the South Side Federation of Improvement associations last night de- to appeal to Mayor Thompson for proper representation of the South Side on the Citizens Transportation now controlled largely by reached at a meeting of nine improvement A GIRDS FOR MOSQUITO WAR OR PAGE 1) Combining Woodlawn South Shore Messenger and 8th Ward Territories Greater East Edition South Shore Woodlawn Park Manor SERVING Chatham Avalon Park Jackson Park EVERY FRIDAY MAY 13, 1927 This decision was tions affiliated with the federation and six visiting organizations ing the South End Chamber of Com- held at 71st st. end South Park ave. The South End Chamber of Com- merce comprises 17 civic The meeting also resulted in the acceptance the associations of the and the visiting groups tho extension as presented by tho com- Branch to South Chicago Umbrellas in Springtime to his own 05 years ot has done This as outlined by William I anv and a quaint and unusual tt J chairman of the would send the elevated lines over a route which is approximately from 03rd to Mayor Tells His Plan to Save Schools To relieve street unify the transportation devote taxes to the operation of schools in- stead of the building of and float 50-year bonds to provide for build a Calumet Chicago of and make Chicago a seaport by opening the Mississippi are the major purposes in the program as presented by Mayor William Hale Thompson in an address to residents Monday He spoke before a meeting of members of the Greater South Side Chamber of in the grand ballroom of White first as major of the city of Chicago will be to do what the ple want me to asserted the mayor in I understand it of the people are supposed to do what the people That's what 1 want to Warns of Closed Schools He then launched at once into a dis- cussion of the financial condition of the city particularly as it pertains to the school schools have to be closed during December and January if we don't find some way to get he w e shall have to pay our employes in The easiest thins to do vv ould bo to raise But Thompson doesn't want to raise of the dollar you pay in taxes now only 20 cents is being used tor the Boys down South st. to Park west vorth and then south to IJ with a branch running cast on st. to South Chicago and East This plan conflicts decidedly tli at sponsored by organizations of the eastern portion of South which would have the South Chicago extension begin at 63rd st. and Stony Island ave. do not presume to dictate to the Rapid Transit officials in the ter of the actual route for the ex- explained M. J. president of the federation in answer to scattered protests against con- the lines directly Park ave. the tracks ally will be placed is an engineering problem largely and we cannot at- tempt to cope with it. What want Is rapid transit serving all this tory and the route wo have indicated seems our To Call on Mayor At the suggestion of Eugene Block and William R. secretary of the Mr. Connolly dered that each association within the federation appoint a delegate to a committee to co-operate with the federation s transportation It will then be the duty of this body to call upon Mayor Thompson for the purpose of obtaining factory representation on the Citizens Transportation Another large mass meeting on thing m Monkey Island and points south out getting in but the quaint and unusual spectacle which he pre- sented at o'clock last day morning when he passed man William Leen under a clear sky with an umbrella cocked at a jaunty angle over his head brought him to While a Mexican guerro might have passed off the incident with the tal reservation that genor thorn had lately ed in an over- generous draught of the more alert Officer of the Grand ing police took Silverthorn into Claims Colorful Career A search revealed that Mr. thorn at the time a jimmy and in change in tion to the the jimmy was his own lice The money and the according to the he had but lately acquired hile ing about the deserted premises of the Byrn Mawr st. and in of tlic long arm of the law took him in After he had been booked at the Grand Crossing station on a charge of the cops with a highly colorful tale of ture all over tlic A half-breed Indian by a roamer by and a thief by sity at Mr. Silverthorn claims a and He has he taken part in revolutions m tlie turbulent schools and out of that only 10.75 cents is being used for actual operation of The rest is being devoted the building of new ones which will be used by generations to Financial me the most idiotic financial policy in the world is to take only 10 cents of the taxpayer's dollar to build schools that w ill be used for 50 I maintain that this 10 cents should be divided between the school board for school operation and other departments of the New schools hould bo built on money obtained through 50-year is limited to a bond issue of Wo can assess on only 50 per cent of our value at high HOBBY CLUB page 5 of this edition an illustrated article on written for girls entering he open competition In the Hobby club June 2-5, in Ogden The article written by Dorothy South Park's director of for Boy's Trip Cut Days By La of Funds AVALON PARK ON MOSQUITO Scores of Residents Gird for Determined Battle Against Summer Pests Seeing the world is a but subsisting on a diet o water and sweet rolls rather warp one's vision for its interesting sights at in the opinion of 14-year-ol David adventurer w hose four-year jaunt was ci short Juht days when he wa found in Gary Tuesday by his grand who left his home at 6-K Drexel May after writing h mother a dramatic note which told her to meet him at and Cottage Grove May 3, 1031, con- fessed upon his arrival home that he had been getting under the feet of Gary cops in the hope that they would pick him up and send him His searching Indiana by motor car for the discovered him standing on a street corner within a few feet of a Photo The sophistication of the city can never overcome the instinct in every boy and the modern counterpart of the old hole at- tracts Bob Sells and Edward two with the coming of Boys are the center of interest this for seven days have been set aside for the development of their AVith his pocket containing but one of the ten dollars which he had at the beginning of his and his bicycle sold to keep him in sweet David was a sorry cording to his New York assesses on 100 per cent at a low I want our tax plan placed on that basis and I want legislation that will permit our issuance of 50- ear bonds up to our full assessed Promises He'll Get It Ignores III Luck of 13th, to Wear Straw Katy proposed extensions of the Transit lines has been called by the Island District Business Men's association for next Tuesday evening at its 7046 Stony Island av e. ThH gathering has been scheduled for the purpose of creating closer among the civic groups of the South Shore and South Chicago territories interested In the proposed erection of the 4'hicago extension of the elevated over Stony Island from to 75Hh 6ts., and then over Chicago ave. to South and is the outgrowth of recent gathering of a similar nature at the bouth Chicago Send Out Invitations invitations to the meeting have extended to the officers and transportation committees of the Chicago Chamber of South Shore Chamber of Woodlawn Business Men's Improvement Stony Island Improvement tion Bryn Mawr Improvement and 79th st. Improvement William J. president of the Stony Inland District Business Men's will preside as f han man of the Xo cial speakers have been Mr. but the ering w ill bo more in the nature of a ei linal for this mooting aie being the Stony Island District Business Men s Is f oin plot ing its canvass tho property owners along Island from d to 70th I In an effort to determine whether i are willing to give the i to the Petition Ready in i ths of tlie pi owners along this fire been according to Mr. and the he have shown vv to grant i of The canvass has been made during the past few weeks will be probably finished in another Mr. Hubrich lir d. Appointment of a committee to with all other civic interested in the extension of linos through the TV as made noon bv the Mard Business s association at ps mooting in St s opal 70th st. and Drexel of appointed Arvid of the State Raymond M. ho Is also of the and Chamber of and i i of Tl o veil nn I tropical republics and in of these came very near passing from the world without ever seeing the Mawr Case Continued to May 20 All Central can most of these in South America and even reunite and inter- esting Island resounded to tho of the mounted cops chasing Mr. fiom one counti y to another Captured by a he was thrown into jail and sentenced to be shot at in dramatic Din the a Mexican girl the bars oC his and aided him in his So deeply was Mr. thorn moved the simple child's kind act that lie married She now him m with their two When lie appealed before John Richardson in Giand Crossing as given a c until am going to Springfield to get it. We have until a week from Tuesday to put through the SU or 90 bills and amendments necessary to this w e would have to get the unanimous consent of the state ture and that would be very We're operating under a financial tem that isn't lit swaddling clothes for an infant and that for a city we hope to make tho biggest in the we don't pass these bills and pass them quickly j ou are going to be sadly 111 always do my best on 3) STREET CAR SERVICE FOR 71ST ST. SOUGHT BY BUSINESS MEN Transportation on Widened Thoroughfare Is Aim Street sci v ice on 71st st from Cottage Grove to Stony Island will become a reality if the efforts of the Seventy-first Street arc according to Dr. John K. At a meeting held Monday evening at K. 71ht this which was organized two months ago with a of 75, a tee was bended by Frank REV. WILSON PREACHES TWO SERIES OF SERMONS More surely than the first robin does the flist hat usher in Spring with a decisive air of Lewis L. 7.V_MJ Phillips a- paper salesman for a wholesale supply has been sporting a braided skimmer since With little or no thought of the season Mr. Max at 3007 K. on Monday to sell him some Mr. Leon sold Mr. Cohon a natty straw When Mr. Cohen appeared at lodge that night he received his just serts and manfully took the jibes that are the lot of every to a good the sun backed up Mr. Cohen and he at the offices of the TOWN ECONOMIST in the dried grass Now it's safe for all the rest ot you fellows to follow MOTHER AND SON LEAP TO SAFETY WHEN CAR IS TRAIN Auto Carried Half Block by U C. Woman Killed in Another Crash Quick thinking saved Ihc lives of Mrs. Rose her Ray when they leaped from thoir bile Monday night at 71st st. and Kast e a bound Illinois Central train Interests of Boys Guarded in are only little boys grown Women usually add the love which may be one of the reasons why so closely Mother's Never before in the history of the world have good bad boys and indifferent so claimed the tion of and public ties But just what Is being done in In a practical to de- boys into stalwart men who will carry on the ideals of should be mentioned the young army of boys who are receiving athletic training and class instruction in the South under the of V. K. of playgrounds and of the greatest achievements of the declares Mr. been his development of Hie Not only has he added his but he has also given ins enthusiasm to tho pi dining the early days when tho radio was in the embryonic and adults were saying that it could never bo Stress Athletics and Mechanics in South Parks is highly further declared the boy told his nobody would give me a lift for even one After leaving Chicago David drove as far as the Michigan state line and then turned Homesickness in an acute degree set in by the time reached it and he was thoroughly relieved when his grandfather showed Even the cheapest of hotels were gradually wearing out his have promised David a real mer vacation on his uncle's farm in his Mrs. Harry T. he himself said 'a man can't travel nowadays unless re has the best hotel to stay in and something to eat besides water and sweet If residents In Avalon park are able to find efficient methods of ex- terminating mosquitoes in the COm- during the coming they will have to spend the warm weeks indoors or resort to some sort of netting drooping about the body from head to for so far the Avalon Park Civic association is at a loss for any other preventive The residents are already because they know the toes are they were there last year by the thousands and they haven't forgotten it. Members of the association met Monday evening in the home of Thomas B. 8022 Harper president of the and while was on the in the form of preventives was decidedly Not one member had a tial proposal to Mr. son But no one in Avalon park is going to the summer months behind screens and neither does anyone in- tend to go out on the neighborhood streets in anything that resembles a cheese cloth has been Mr. Two series of seimons aio by tlie pastor of the to r with the street railway this ex- between Cottage ave and Stony Island is hoon to be The Boosters tlie installation of service as a part of the Alderman William K an of tho will tional i 70th st. and South Sins of is the topic of his i an Loids is the topic 1 or the officials Want Signal Installed congestion of traffic at the in- 'a 101 section ot South Chicago and tano avos with 71st has become a serious menace to life and the bo and the evening Hallowed OPEN EVENINGS lOll COLLECTIONS OR Clarified Ad Department Open Evening 9: 30' P.M. Your Phone HOO or Call at the Office W. 65th Street according to Dr. Mr. are 100 baseball A copy ot a letter from Alderman to the tendent of streets recommending the substitution of traffic for the lights now in operation at that was read at the inert Vehicles going from west to aie forced to pass on the wrong side of the sti cot to clear stroet cars and automobiles at I Several accidents have occurred here which attributed to tho in ailing of handling the I Say Lighting System Inadequate I A resolution was prepared and ad- to man at this his co-operation with tho organizations attempt to J euro additional street lights on 71st st I The lighting sj stem in the I district is tho i Boosters and business as well as are materially I because of irregular place of j the of which will make an struck the machine and it halt a block before slopping Driving north on avf Mr. the Us only to have tho crossing gates lower themselves behind A train speeding down upon tlic people m their ar vv he n both out and escaped with Mrs M. died evening aH the result of vv lien she was struck by .in by Sam 7VI1 n t w hours i il and Penn Knin ked down by tho chine nnd a. hip and 10 Slip was taken to the Washington i k santo v .is booked fur assault an The held dav at s o ave cut about the head o when the automobile lie was collided with a bj M unn about 1 n. rn Monday morning t 08th st and South dr to the hospital Mrs. Anna Justine IS tennis 15 four bathing and athletic foi soccer and Athletic coin petition is subdivided according to the age and interest of tho athletics nre a moans of de- the of tho bov and a of stimulating his spii it to there are boj s who can bo readied belter through their love of UK i hns pi oven the truth of that Sunday in n tho si nd thoir model boats and bouts over the in And these boats made in tlic MS at the 1'a.ik in Id- all ot tho skill shown by export ship ers have and Miss of irimo i thf I of fire and ln ed to moth by things pei th 1 1 the had no tune to Just as bov lits developed the radio will ho volop the and in Iho i wo have many his aeroplane FOUR RUNAWAY GIRLS RETURN HOME AFTER 24-HOURJLUTO TOUR Bandits Rob Them During Long Journey in Father's Car never leave home With this solemn promise four away ranging from 13 to 17 years of assured Capt. Paul A. Wheeler of the Chicago Lawn police station that his three-hour lecture had been of some avail Saturday The four girls are Ruth 13 years her 15 years daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas 7149 South Park Gwendolyn 15 years who lives Mr. and Mrs. Edward 7257 South Park and Lucille 17 years em- ployed in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ivan D. 7301 South Park ave. Take Father's Car Sergeant Michael Treanor and De- William Barrett found the quartet shortly after 5 o'clock day afternoon at st. and Kedzie w hen they were trying to start the automobile in which they were making their Whon they reached the station Cap- tain Wheeler and Sergeant Michael Collins took them into custody to hoar their The four were in spn but tired and They had started on their jaunt late when tho and had tired of and Lucille of the job of being nui se The two Achtien girls their fill the gas of liis automobile just before putting it until their parents were asleep they a bag and climbed out of the Then they joined Lucille and Bandits Rob Them They drove and according to the they to tho to ami all about the Near Stephenson is going to be And that settled it. Mr. Stephenson believes the City Health department will suggest a way to rid Av alon park of its annual wave of pests and so has promised quick In the officials of the health department advised the TOWN ECONOMIST to refer the matter to the Memorial Institute of Tropical and Preventive So now the executives of that tute are going to inform the as to what means to ia preventing the potential breeding of mosquitoes and in all probability lon park's residents will walk the community thoroughfares this summer in perfect MARLOWE THEATER'S FLOOD BENEFIT SHOW DRAWS HUGE CROWDS Management Turns Over All to Fund for Mississippi Victims Four hundred and twenty dollars added to the flood relief fund today by the management of the Marlowe 63rd st. and Stewart as the proceeds of a benefit tion picture and vaudeville ance presented in their Tuesday All admissions were turned aver to the fund by John owner of and Charles The Marlowe was crowded at both pre- niu UN was bv a tavn tit nt and St. Lawrence lite night MEETS ATTEMPTS TO SHOT avo was shot when he In hallway of his The robber models are the last in nl 600 Boys Learn to Swim Another work that is being dono lor tho of boys in is tho uoik of tho Young Men s 111 which act as a clearing houss the ami tho Last wook in tho to hy the Y. M. C. A. hoi s ding to G of tho o aie now org mixing for tho said Mr. How wo to havo practice i 1'iba of boj who build model aero- and lo and fo the who not caro for the Mutinous Is. Then havo tho clubs in all tho In with tbo and from time to time woll 1-nown Instructors give about o'clock in the on page 10) sented during the The ture and eight acts of good vaudeville many of the performers being stars frequently heard from the ECONOMIST were the cial Services of all the performers were Those taking part in the ville presentations were The Harmony Les and ler of flie the Kids in sonRs and also in songs nnd Harold boy Will tho singing song and Sam Scotch The entire DOI arranged by the lowe management on only five won ing for the was arranged by operator of The Marlowe theater has been un- der the management of Mr. Milton nnd Mr. for a year and Recent contributions to the fund be- ing by for the on page 10) 1 police in the I The publicity committee headed bv storing the hall about talks to the under the are planning a booster parado a iho first landing of the of on 71st st. for and j stairs whon a man stopped f i n Tells of Prevocational worK for a dark and him lo i i in to be given in hold up AU i c i mined and spod the IIP not i on n woman If You Are Moving Be sure the Economist is delivered weekly to your new You need not miss one copy of your paper if you send this coupon 728 W. 65th Circulation Dept. 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