Chicago Austin News, June 12, 1963

Chicago Austin News

June 12, 1963

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Austin News, The (Newspaper) - June 12, 1963, Chicago, Illinois 4Dean9 Of Austin Teachers To Retire see page is For Quick Results Use COMMUNITY WANT ADS 7 Papers for the Price of 1 Minimum Charge AUstin 7-8900 THE AUSTIN NEWS Published by COMMUNITY PUBLICATIONS, INC. Serving More Tham 74.OOO Families In 9 Far West and Northwest Communities Vol. 24 No. 13 Office: 5709 W. Chicago TMi Iftue of Two WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 1963 tw Month 66 At loo a copy By Mall......W.SO PARKCAR An Aug. 1 completion date for worth of new lighting in Amundsen 'ark, 6100 Bloomingdale, ivas announced this week by Aid. Robert L. Massey The new now 50 per cent completed, consists of nine concrete base poles with 400 watt mercury lumin- aries and 2 floodlights with three watt mercury floods on each pole. The alderman added that ne- gotiations for the proposed J150.000 gymnasium-fieldhouse at Amundsen are continuing and that prospects for obtain- ng the new structure are "very encouraging." PLEASE PARK OUTSIDE Robert Phannenstill, 13, of 1028 N. Parkside, feels parking request posted outside Mar- graff Pharmacy, 5600 Chicago, is perfectly reasonable. Owner Jerome Margraff thinks so too, as his store undergoes re- pairs following accident in which a stolen car crashed through his display windows the second such accident in 18 months. (Staff Photo) He Can't Keep Customers Out Eager customers are getting to be a problem at Margraff drugs, 5600 Chicago. The store is presently under- going extensive repairs follow- ing the May 26 accident in which a stolen auto, estimated to be traveling at 60 to 65 mph, crashed through the display window with such force that brickwork on an adjacent store was cracked. "This is the second time within 18 months that this has lamented Jerome Margraff, owner. "Looks like people are so eager to patronize us that even locked doors can't keep them away I" Margraff's sense of humor Is apparent in the sign painted outside the Car PLEEZE Before Entering Store." Above the "request" is the legend "Margraff Route 1." MARGRAFF, called to the scene shortly after the a.m. crash, said he waded into a "sea of hand lotion and co logne." "I really don't know how the driver he said. "The car was a convertible and it en tered with such force that it went right through the display window and on into the store knocking our glass merchan dise cases down." The driver of the stolen car fled the scene and has not been apprehended. The drug store has been open for business during the repair work, which Margraff said should be completed by the end of June. Sunday Sales Ban Bill Moves To House The Sunday closing bill will face its next crucial test when it comes up for a vote in the house Executive committee next week. Joseph T. Meek, executive secretary of the Illinois Retail- ers for Sunday Closing, urges persons who want the bill to be- List Vote On 2 Key Bills Here's how local legislators voted on two controversial bills in the Illinois General Assembly week. On the Sunday closing bill, which passed in the Senate, 36 to 20, only Thomas A. McGloon, Democrat, of the 21st district, voted in favor of the bill. Opposed wore the following, also Democrats: Bernard S. Nei- stein, 21st; Anthony J. DeTolve, 7th and Thdd L. Kusibab, 33rd. On "open which came up in the House, but was postooned fftr consideration when its sponsors realized it would be defeated, the follow- ing Democrats voted in favor of the bill: Peter M Callan, Ifi'h; La- Jsalle. J. PeMuhaols, 12th; Law- ronne DiPi ima. 18th: Andrew A. 17th; Robert F. Mc- Pnrtl.n. Ruharri A. Xapo- 1 iano. 19'h; Kdward J. Shaw (10th Jo'in P. Touliy. ISth. Republicans Peter C. Gra nata, 3 PARKS GET NEW LIGHTS TWO OTHER Northwest Side parks are also being out- fitted with new lighting. At Riis Park, 6100 Fullerton, 149 new lights are being in- stalled on existing poles. They consist of 89 400 watt mercury luminaries, 12 watt in- candescent floodlights and 48 100 watt mercury floodlights. Five new floodlight poles are also being installed. Cost of the Riis project is At Hermosa Park, 2240 N. Kilbourn, where 89 fluorescent fixtures were installed in the fieldhouse last summer, 18 ad- ditional fixtures are being in- stalled in the south clubrooms and entrance corridor. Cost of the new fixtures is Dedicate New Postal Station Saturday come law to contact their stati representatives. The bill hurtled a major obstacle June 4 when the sen- ate voted passage of the Sun- day sales ban. A hearing and vote before tb Executive committee is schec uled for June 19. Only two local state repre sentativcs are members of th Executive committee. They are Kenneth Comse 3413 Armitage, (D 12th) an Louis Janczak, 1315 N. Bos worth, (R OTHER Chicagoans on the committee include: Albert Hachmeister, chair- man, 423 W. Barry. William E. Pollack, 3829 N. Sccloy. Paul J. Randolph, 850 N. De- Witt pi. Edward Schneider, 8638 S. Euclid. James Y. Carter, 601 E. 32nd st. i John P. Downes, 8831 S. Paulina. i Paul F. Elward, 1532 W. Chase. J. P. Loukas, 2509 W. Gun- j nison. 1 Nathan J. Kaplan, 6049 N. Bernard. I Abner J. Mikva, 5545 S. Ken- wood. Lillian Piotrowski, 2819 W. 381 h pi. Kenneth Y.. 4524 S. jSouih Park. The new Cragin postal sta- ion, 5100 Grand, which will be dedicated Saturday between 2 and 4 p.m. is a part of the post office department's unique com- mercial leasing plan, Postmas- :er Harry H. Semrow said Mon- day. Under this program, in- vestment financing is used to obtain needed facilities which remain under private own- ership, pay local taxes and are leased to the federal gov- ernment. At the same time, the need for large outlays of money from the federal treas- ury for construction purpos- es is eliminated. The new postal station is part of a program of acceler- ated postal construction and modernization ordered by Pres- ident Kennedy to stimulate the nation's economy and to assist Postmaster General J. Edward Day in his program to provide the nation with the finest post- al service in history, Semrow said. SEN. PAUL H. DOUGLAS, Cong. Daniel Rostenkowski and Aid. Robert L. Massey are expected to be among the many dignitaries to be present. An official from the Chicago postal regional area will represent Postmaster General Day and Regional Director Donald L. Swanson. Semrow said that the Cragin station serves an area covering 4.5 square miles and an increasing total of pieces of mail are handled daily. He extended a personal invitation to every- one served in postal ZIP-code area 60639 to attend the dedi- cation and open house. The new station is complete- ly air conditioned. Loading fa- cilities have been provided to assist mailers in the early de- posit of mail. Eight dispatches are made daily to the Main post office to assure a fast and steady movement of mail for delivery in Chicago and the en- tire world. THE CRAGIN station is also the special delivery unit for the Elmwood Park, Division st. and Logan Square postal sta- tion. Refreshments will be served between 2 and 4 p.m., the hours of the open house. Six students at Kelvyn Park High school have been selected ;o serve as hostesses at the dedication. They are Mabra Lons.tine, 2326 N. Spaulding; Susan Kaz- mercak, 4615 Schubert; Judy Johnson, 2036 N. Keystone; Marilyn Miller, 2128 N. Karlov; Nancy Miller, 2139 N. Karlov; Lois Horton, 2254 N. Spring- field. Michael F. Haracz, 2254 N. Laramie, a student at Weber High school, will participate with Cong. Rostenkowski and Postmaster Semrow during a flag presentation ceremony. Roy Paddersen, of 1600 N. Mango, will sing the "Star Spangled Ba iner." Final Lagoon Concert Last of a series of pre-Grant Park concerts sponsored by the Chicago Park district will be held Sunday afternoon at the Lagoon Refectory in Columbus Park, 5701 Jackson. Chicago Chamber or chestra, directed by Dieter Ko ber, will present Beethoven's complete ballet music to "The Creatures of Prometheus" as well as a group of Viennese waltzes. The outdoor concert starts at p.m. IRONING? FORGET IT, KIDS! Five- year-old D o n n y Granata and' his cousin Carolyn, also 5, try unsuccessfully to lure Donny's mother, Mrs. Al Granata, 1511 N. Lorel, from their backyard pool by remind- ing: her of the stack of Ironing demanding her attention. Their tactics failed, however, and the youngsters were forced to share the pool with mama, as a respite from the 90- degree weather this past week. (Staff Photo) Teen Use Of Drugs On Teen use of drugs is more prevalent on the North and Northwest Side than on the South Side, a veteran member of the police department's nar- cotic squad told the Austin Kiwanis club Thursday. Bernard Brown, who lives at 1221 N. Parkside and has been assigned to the narcotic detail for 12 years, said a number of kids are dying" from taking overdoses of barbiturates and amphetamines. (A barbiturate Is commonly called a "goofball" and acts as a depressant. An ampheta- mine is known as a "Bennie" and is a stimulant. Both re- quire prescriptions for pur- chase.) Brown said the increase oc- BOY CONFESSES FALSE STORY ON GAS DOUSING A seven-year-old boy admit ted to police last week that he lied about the way he was burned May 29 for fear he would be punished for playing with matches. The hoy suffered first de- gree burns on his leg while playing with gasoline and matches on the Belt Line tracks across from Marconi school, 230 N. Kolmar. The boy had previously told police three Negro boys threw a can of gas on him and then struck a match to it. POLICE said the boy con- fessed that he was one of a group of boys playing with matches and gasoline and hi.s earlier story was false. He said he lied because he was afraid he would be punished for playing with matches. Police suspected the boy's story was false whon other 'children who witnessed tho in- cident told different versions 'of what had happened. "CANINE Current hair- styles must have played a part in the judges soloctlon of photo by Bob Riemrr, 4701 Doming pi., for hanging in the Chicago Area Camera Clubs association exhibit now on display through July 7 at the Muslim of Science and Industry. The exhibit, free to the public, includes 278 photos drawn from those submitted by the more than members of the camera association. curred after the death of Mari- lyn Monroe, who was reported to have succumbed to an over dose of barbiturates. "Her fans wanted to follow her." HE DISCLOSED that a close check is being kept on drug- gists selling the drugs. "There is a lot of profit in illegal he continued, "they sell for 5 or 6 cents each with a prescription but 'under the counter' they bring 35 or 40 cents each." The growing use of nar- cotics heroin and mari- juana is a problem in every neighborhood and sub- urb, said Brown. "Austin is turning rapidly to narcotics he commented. He mentioned the Central- Lake and Madison-Central sections and the high school. "It's a parental de Glared Brown. "Parents are not raising their children to be in dividuals. They are letting them become 'part of the crowd.' The kids don't want to be called 'chicken' so they sue cumb to their first marijuana cigarette or shot of heroin anc they are on thoir way towarc becoming dope addicts. Parents must get on the ball." BROWN told of a 12 year-old girl who turned to prostitution to obtain the a day she required to satisfy her need for dope. "Her parents were un- aware of what was going lie asserted. "She'd go to bed every night at 8 and then crawl out a window to ply her trade as a prosti- tute." All told, Brown estimated that a minimum of worth of stolen goods is taken per day by the addicts in Chicago. This comes to per year. "AN ADDICT requires at least worth of dope per he said. "About the only way he can get the money is by stealing. He has to sell stolen goods at one-fifth its value." Brown classified marijuana as the "m o s t dangerous" form of dope and'heroin as the "most depraving." Mari- juana incites its victims to commit violent acts. A ciga- rette costs and several Old WEF Station Down Raxing Of Ground Level Tracks Pushes Eastward (Picture on Page 14) Demolition of the old ground level tracks and station of the Lake street elevated line pushed eastward toward Lara- mie this week with the razing of the super structure of the Central ave. station. Super structure of the Austin ave. station had been razed previously and tracks between the boulevard and Central ripped up. Demoli- tion crews will return to take down the remaining frame- work of the two local sta- tions. Scheduled completion of the demolition work in mid-August meshes closely with the city's plans for the widening and re- paving of Lake from Pine to Austin blvd. BIDS for the proj- ect, the appropriation for which was approved at the May 29 City council meeting, are expected to be advertised soon with the contract being awarded the first part of July. Money for the project, scheduled to get underway early in August with the laying of a median strip, will be derived from the motor fuel tax fund, 000, and from parking meter revenues The project includes widen- ing Lake between three and six feet at the south curb, a narrow median strip on which street lighting will be located, provisions for diagonal me- tered parking west of Pine on the north side, with curb park- ing east of street and a corrugated median street run- ning for 100 feet east of Pine to funnel through traffic be- neath the railroad viaduct into the north branch of Lake st. TWO-HOUR metered park- ing will be installed between Pine and Waller and from May- field to Austin with all day me- tered parking between Waller and Mayfield. Spray Weeds Along Lake 1EV Route The CTA's special weed-killer train will spray the Lake st. "el" route between Laramie and Harlem and the Hamlm storage yard June 21, according to Wai- tor J. McCarter, CTA general manager. The tram consists of a tank car with spray attach- ments. persons can become intoxi- cated by inhaling it, he ex- plained. Nutmeg and airplane glue are also being used by teens as stimulants, ho related. A college freshman in Milwaukee rccontly died from sniffing air- plane glue. QUESTION Why is a want ad like a chihuahua dog? Thai's easy. A chihuahua is a tiny animal, yet provides huge enjoyment to its owner. A want ad may also be tiny (and inexpen- yet it provides a huge return in dollars and cents to the seller. For proof, ask Ruby Blickenstaff, 257 N. Kost- ner, who quickly sold a show type, pedigreed chi- huahua a few weeks ago in the want ad columns of Community Publica- tions. A3 they say, "good things come in small packages." Don't overlook the tremendous values in tiny want ads. Call today for prompt, courteous service. AUSTIN 7-8900 NEVADA 8-2345 ARMITAGE 6-0322 ;