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Southtown Economist (Newspaper) - October 8, 1939, Chicago, Illinois BOY FOOTBALL FAN ELECTROCUTED SOUTHTOWN HAS 154 TO mm TODAY Member Accredited Community Newspapers of Chicago Thirty-Seventh SOUTHTOWN CHICAGO SUNDAY OCTOBER 8 1939 Copyright 1939 Sottthtovn AH FRESHMAN BEAUTY Lovely dark-haired Margaret Ann Rathje of E st was recently selected as one of the two attendants to the freshman beauty queen at the University of Chicago A natty dresser Miss Rathje nill be setting the pace this Pall with the new hooded dresses and short skirts far her campus garb 10 Paget Today Photo PLANNING TO MAJOR IN HOME ECONOMICS Henry Becomes Hospital's She's Little Ginny Henry is now receiving a flood of letters in the St Bernard hospital aroused to a sympathetic interest in the out- come of the blood ailment with which Ginny is ed have deluged the child with mail Maybe you don't know it but you a lot of unknown friends who prav for you say many of the letters SEND HER AND HANKIES Others suggest all kinds of Still others enclose such little gifts as hair bow s and handkerchiefs In the meantime nurses and doctors adopted the name of Joan Crawford for Ginny because of the scores of fan ters she is getting But personally she prefers Shirley Temple The little girl whose home is at 1106 W acute lymphatic a terrible illness that all medical authorities agree ends in death in four to six weeks It destroys the sary cells in the blood as the white cells soar in number and take over the body SHE'S SURPRISING EVERYBODY But Ginny may be making medical history It has been seven since the onset of the creeping illness and yesterday the child in the opinion of doctors and nurses than she has the whole time she has been ill She's doing exceedingly said Dr William George stein 7042 Stony Island ave the attending physician The fever of 102.2 degrees which Ginny dei eloped early last week causing Continued on Page 9 Fish Lake Well Named Fishing Is Tops There Fishing is at its best right now at Fish Lake Ind site of the Economist homesite colony Reason for the topnotch angling is that the weather has been ior enough to find the fish biting near the surface of the well-stocked waters of the lake Consequently properly owners at the colony are primed for several weeks of crackin good fishing and soon will supplement fishing with hunting which season will be in full foice within three weeks Many are also finding the Fall weather ideal to out to the colony and inspect the property Situated along a knoll bordering on the lake one of the last two new tions at Fish Lake offer a limited number of lake front lots bers of the Economist's Lake staff are on hand daily to assist them in a tour of the colony Lots at Fish Lake sell at the established price of each payable at the rate of down and per month Bandit Takes from Victim Then Shoots Him Shot by a holdup man who robbed him of early yesterday morning in an alley in back of his restaurant at 7701 Halsted st Joseph Gassen 50 of 7654 Emerald was in the St George hospital w ith a wound in his left side Although the wound was not at first believed to be serious attendants said Mr Gasmen was suffering from shock and that he w as not out of danger Gassen was shot from behind after he had gh en the bandit his money Apparently not content with the the bandit had demanded more and shot when Gassen made a half turn toward facing his assailant The bandit in an automobile waiting nearby in the alley It was driven by an accomplice Mr Gassen had just left his home and was walking in the alley toward the rear of his to open it about o'clock when he was accosted by the bandit a young man of medium height and build As neared the door of the Continued on Page 9 COOKING SCHOOL COMING Tickets Go On Sale Monday The Southtown Economist today announces its fourth great Cooking School and Home Equipment Show The dates on which it will occur are November 1 2 and 3 Thursday and the place will be the Stratford theater st near Halsted st Again Martha Holmes out- standing home economics ex- pert of the Middle West and director of home economics for the Peoples Gas Light and Coke company will direct the three-day school with an en- tirely new program of recipes PRIZES GALORE And again the climax of each morning's session will be the awarding of a sensational array of prizes Topping the prize list will be an Electrolux BUSY YOUNG LADY Wearing one of the date bracelets that is the latest fad on the university campuses is Peggy Anne O'Neil of Prairie ave Already Miss O'Neil has written a long list of activities onto the seven linked tablets that make up the bracelet She's fond of swimming dramatics radio work and journalism Get Tickets Here Tickets for the Southtown Economist School and Home Equipment Show will go on sale tomorrow at the following Southtown Economist 728 W st Stratford Theater 727 W st I Himmel and Sons 322 W 6323 Kedzie ave Frank's Department Store 813 W st Jensen's Department Store 6316 Ashland ave Chicago Municipal Market 1801 W St Jack O'Day 7007 Ashland ave worth and a beau- modern gas range worth Tickets lor the school will go on sale tomorrow morning at eight locations in Southtown Admission will be by ticket only and the price of the tickets is 10 cents for each session TICKETS OF 3 COLORS Pink tickets are for the first session white tickets are for the second session and green tickets are for the third session All seats will be reserved by sections Thus a ticket entitles the holder to a seat in the tion indicated on the ticket but not to any special seat in that section As in Economist cooking schools the seat in the best sections will be placed on sale first and those obtaining scats immediately will be sured of good TICKETS WENT FAST Indicating the of the cooking school the ticket supply at the three schools conducted by this new paper was exhausted a after they weie placed on women to attend are urged to get their tickets immediately and be not only of tance but the opportunity to win one of the many door A corps of trained efficient ushers will be on hand at the school to seat people promptly and courteously GIVE INSTRUCTIONS Miss Holmes and her ants will not only prepare de- meals before the eyes of the audience but they will also give instructions for ful and economical ing and of ing Each day's session w nl also include mot on pictures brief skits and community singing Hundreds of prizes will be during the three-day school Resides the e and the refrigerator there will be an array of food baskets hold equipment clothing and many other awards SHE HAS DIFFERENT FOR EVERT Morgan Park's Show To Mark Its Silver Jubilee Celebrating the silver jubilee of the annexation of the village of Morgan Paik to Chicago residents of the Morgan Park com- munity will open a seven-day festival tonight with a hymn fest at Bohn park st and Longwood dr The singing which will begin at o'clock will include songs by the Ridge Civic chorus under the direction of George D Rees 11453 Bell ave Congregations of all of the churches of the community are expected to join in the singing Edward T Clissold 2122 W st an old-time resident of Morgan Park w hose father was a village clerk of Morgan Park will gh e the address of welcome ORGANIZATIONS UNITE FOR FESTIVITIES Civic church school fraternal and patriotic organizations of the community will participate in the various of the eek which will include a parade night a derby for youths of the community Thursday and an program to be sponsored by the Clissold Friday night in the school at st and Western ave Old Timers Night evening will conclude the week's celebration NAME JUBILEE COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN David M McGee 10736 Hale ave is general chairman of the silver jubilee committee Harry Stroup 11053 Homewood ave is of the committee and Harry K Meech 8725 Loomis St is publicity chairman will center about the Bohn or Depot park where a drill team exhibition of Legion posts in the parade night will be held after the parade Beginning at 8 o'clock at Continued on Page 9 First Serious Accident at Filtration Site Six Hurt The splendid pi being made on the South 000.000 water plant on the lake tront between 75th and -t was evening by the first serious since woik began on the project last year Six men injured two ni an explosion in one of two sUnk at 75th -t and the Lake to a water tunnel unmet the plant with the water tunnel leading the fib off st The explosion when a pneumatic operated by one of tlie men C 43 old 2 Mh struck a of that had not exploded at the time of an earner blasting operation in shall C who was the most of the in- curring a fractured skull and internal injuries was rushed to the Jackson Park hospital as were the other men John Chorak Continued on Page 9 What to Do in Case of Fire For Fire Prevention Week which opens today the Greater cago Safety council If you awake at night and smell smoke do not throw open the door of vour room To do so may be fatal for if heated air and smoke burst in you will breathe one breath may be Feel the door If it is warm open it cautiously If there is dense smoke but no flame tie a wet cloth over your mouth and nose and crawl because cooler clearer air will be found near the floor Close all doors as you pass them Never jump from a window except as the last resort Make a rope of bed clothes If you must jump throw a mattress down first In reporting a fire from an alarm box wait to direct thp men to the house Over the telephone merely tell the operator that you want to report one Be to give the correct address If your is afire do not run This will fan the flames Lie down and wrap yourself up in a nig overcoat or blanket This will smother the flames If there Is nothing to roll up in just roll slowly and beat the flames with hands Electricity Kills Boy Of 15 Receiving a olt electric shock Friday night as he clung high in the air to a trolley post at and Carpenter sts while his school team play football Robert Krahn 6501 Parnell ave ker high school freshman fell about 25 feet to the sidewalk below and was pronounced dead a short time later in the St Bernard hospital Accompanied by James Clelland 657 W st a schoolmate Robert had found all seats filled at the Parker high school football game at Shewbridge field when the boys arm ed about 8 p.m They climbed a trolley post on the northwest corner of and Carpenter sts and were watching the game from that vantage point when Robert excited over an made by Fenger touched a wire leading from the trolley wire on st SAW BRILLIANT FLASH The McClelland boy higher on the pole than Robert de- clared he saw a brilliant flash of light then heard Robert call James nickname and his chum fall to the walk Tames climbed down and proceeded to ad- minister artificial respiration which he had learned as a ior lifeguard Robert was still breathing hard James asserted but no improvement was noted in the injured boy's condition in 10 minutes so Robert was taken by a passing motorist to the St Bernard hospital arriving about S p.m But Robert's breathing had stopped shortly before the pital was reached ADRENALIN ADMINISTERED Adrenalin was administered and a fire department pulmotor worked over the youth for almost an hour but the efforts were futile At a cor- inquest held yesterday morning a verdict of tal death was returned Krahn who would e celebrated his day on November 7 was born on South side and lived here all his life A former pupil at school he played football himself He is by his ents Mr and Mrs John Krahn two brothers Charles and liam and 14 Catherine Elizabeth Agnes Marie Anna Ellen Grace Kita cille Ruth Maige Beatrice and Lillian Sixth Taper Bag Holdup Another Jobbery w as com- mitted Wednesday night by the paper bag bandit who has held up at least six keepers in Englewood during the past three weeks The latest victim was Frank Dixon 6214 Dorchester ow ner of the Star Liquor store at 5613 Halsted ft He was forced to turn to the bandit who employed the same technique as that used in other holdups After pretending to purchase a bottle of wine the gunman suddenly w hipped out a black gun and said pointing to a bunch of paper bags on the counter Fill one of those up in a hurry Taking the bag of money he walked out of the store and fled LOIS NACHEL Her Pet Peeve Is Swing Music Today's Puzzler Answer elsewhere in this column The revolution was over and the Peasant was victorious Now we'll get our the people said Sure enough a decree was posted the next day ordering the people to take over the large estates of the landou ners and ide them up One thing puzzled the er The decree stated that each person could have as much land as he could enclose within rope 100 Aards long What shape plot should they close in order to eet the Why We're Proud of Southtown There's something arming about the good neighbor policy displayed in Southtown recently When fire destroyed the small frame home of John of Bishop St lather of four small children neighbors im- mediately banded together and collected a large purse for the fire victims Before nightfall bedding and ing too had gathered to tide the family over the emergency While on the subject of fires we must mention that Roger nell of the Economist known to all his friends as an engine chaser the volunteer fire de- of Evergreen Park in extinguishing a small fire the other day Pet peeve of Lois of penter st is modern swing music A ad- dict preferring rhythmic waltzes she finds it almost impossible to skate to the strains of Jumping Boogie Woogie Stomp and similar numbers Death of a Hobby Vice of Wood St a barber by and a col- lector of antiques by avocation must be fed up with his hobby for he's placed a sign in his w indow reading This Junk for Mrs Bert Alexander who has made several appearances in Southtown as a lecturer col- spoons as a hobby and has 2.500 of them Speaking before the Neighborhood Woman's club m park last Mrs Alexander showed her ence her favorite a old spoon from Bogota lumbia Priscilla Lane is the favorite movie actress of young women but few have as good for their choice Marjorie De Young of Sacramento Marjorie bears a striking resemblance to the youngest of the Lane sisters And speaking of especially double features some folks still don't think two wrongs make a Uncle Sirs Weather Cuess It's all in ftm but check us if we're Rain will be today and morrow again on Wednesday and Thursday and again on- Saturday That's our guess The will nosedive today to the beginning and go en lower tomorrow with definitely cool weather on tab for Thursday The will rise again ever at the end of the week Our guess was pretty good last week so average goes up to 670 Miniature Orchard Mrs John Cunningham of Parnell ave doesn't worry about buying lemons at this time of the year Her band grows lemon trees as a hobby and she picks the fruit in the early Fall Last year the five lemon trees in their tiny orchard bore a- crop of six lemons all of extraordinary size One weighed almost a pound and furnished enough juice for two lemon cream pies Air-mindedness is not in- in the of lyn Kiatt of W St for although her father was a wartime aviator she car Kn Photo fastly refuses to set foot in EVELYN KLATT a plane scorns No Air Travel for This ers jn amusement parks and Young Lady even Qut in high buildings with trepidation Mrs AnestoS Koumanos of Bishop st who is ill in the St Luke pital the frequent of her daughter last only to discover her daughter also had be- come ill and taken to the same hospital MARJORIE DE YOUNG She Looks Like Movies Priscilla Lane Six Characters and Two Authors At noon today the Pen and Pencil club of Chicago will the unique sensation of meeting in six of the in one of the season's new mystery The of Mr Cassidy The William Targ of E st and Lewis Herman the book actual Chicago booksellers as ot the srery sn club invited them all to a and egg breakfast today to see what makes live tick This Is Not one day last week waa of 1 st er for a poultry con- tern when he to his parked in back of a -t store after making a and found that someone had stolen 3.600 eggs The thief may have a large family as is to be the case of another thief who broke into a butcher shop on W st last week and stole more than 50 pounds of meat The burglar rifled the on Ashland e was apparently ed by thirst however as his loot included quarts of whiskey Tracy Klein of Elizabeth st found the New York World's fair only secondary in interest to other attraction in the Eastern metropolis this S She spent moVe of her time riding the subway up Tracy you'll have the same thrill in Chicago Continued on Page Carol vn Photo TRACY KLEIN World's Fair a Back Seat
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