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   Austin News, The (Newspaper) - August 7, 1963, Chicago, Illinois                                Controversy Over 'Bread Line9 For waimg wuiie, Page 7 For Quick Results Use COMMUNITY WANT ADS 7 Papers for the Price of 1 Minimum Charge AUstin 7-8900 FHE AUSTIN NEWS Published by COMMUNITY PUBLICATIONS, INC. Serving More Thmm 74.OOO Families in 9 Far West and Northwest Communities Vol. 24 21 Ottie.: 5709 W. Chicago ThU Iraut ConclitB of Two WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 1963 66 Per Month At Newstandi lOc By copy Tear MASS HUNT Oppose Open Housing A delegation from the United Property Group added their voices to those heard yesterday in opposing the pro- posed open occupancy ordinance during a City council commit- tee hearing. Robert Bacigalupo, UPG chairman, and the delegation joined forces with the South Lawndale association in a brief statement listing their objections. "We contend the open occu- pancy ordinance is unconstitu- tional and violates the princi- ple of private property. This is something the Communists are interested in fostering in trying to destroy the rights of the Bacigalupo de- clared. In other UPG action Baciga- lupo said more block unit or- ganizations are being mobilized and others are being revital- ized. During one recent organiza- tional meeting covering a 16 square block unit from Lara- mie to Central and Jackson to Harrison a statement was made that residents "intend to stay; there would be no run- ning away." Bacigalupo said one man spoke up declaring it wouldn't do any good and pinpointed the area east of Pulaski where speculators preyed on both whites and Negroes. "In retort I told him there was no support there from the churches and politicians. Here have their help. The situa- tion won't be the same west of the Belt Bacigalupo said. He pointed out that Aid. Daniel Ronan (30th) and Paul Corcoran (37th) have given and the churches are, -too, he added. The man was convinced and joined the UPG. There were some 150 persons attending the meeting. Another 12 block area mobil- ized by the UPG covers La Vergne to Laramie and Jack- son to Madison. "We are also in the proc- ess of organizing the 16 square block area from Jack- son to Madison and to Central. We plan on call- CHILD KILLE Grim manhunt begins. Twenty-four de- tectives receive last minute instructions from Capt. Francis Flanagan, homicide di- vision, at Austin station before beginning door-to-door canvass in search for flues to slayer of Diane Taylor, 8, 5601 West End. Check New Clue Diane Taylor smiled hap- pily as she posed with her mother in their apartment at 5601 West End for this re- cent snapshot. Jerry Richard, 4809 Washington, crime laboratory tech- nician, dusts garage door at rear of 1055 N. Lockwood for fingerprints. (Dick Holman Photo) Mrs. Rose Kammerling, who lives in building at 5601 West End where little Diane resided, knew the slain girl well. "I've been in this build- ing 23 she said. "I used to see Diane playing with her friends after school. She was a very lonely girl, but very friendly. She'd be left alone, sometimes till quite late even after dark." (Tom Sikokis Photo) Anger and abhorrence are reflected in the expression of the unidentified detective Saturday as he supervises re- moval of the body of Diane Taylor, 8, who was found strangled, stabbed and beaten In a clump of weeds in a garage at the rear of 1055 N. Lockwood. Dr. Andrew Toman, county coroner, follows the body into the police wagon for the trip to the county morgue. (Dick Holman Photo) Reward As a community serv- ice to encourage an all- out search for the killer of Diane Taylor the Aus- tin News is offering a reward for infor- mation leading to the ar- rest and conviction of the criminal. The information should be directed to the Man- aging Editor, Communi- ty Publications, 3935 W. Washington blvd., Chica- go 24. The information will be given to the police for in- vestigation, but this newspaper will be the sole judge in determining the distribution of the re- ward money. ing a meeting in Septem- said Bacigalupo. "New block units are form- ing as far north as the 600 blocks in the streets around he continued. Other longer organized block units that have not been as active as we would like are being stimulated, too, Baciga- lupo added. 4Antr Hearing Packed Nearly 50 opponents, backed by a standing, room only audi- ence, waited impatiently as the first three hours of the ju- 1 Despres belabotcd a parliamen- diciary committee meeting yes- lary point for more than Aid. Leon Dospres backer of one of two open oc- cupancy ordinances, dominated Little 10-year-old Noreen Maluchnik, 1048 N. Latrobe, is comforted by her mother after discovering the body of Diane Taylor in an alley behind 1055 N. Lockwood. Noreen at first thought the body was a doll. (Tom Sikokis Photo) Crowd begins to form in the alley in the 1000 block be- tween Lockwood and Latrobe shortly after Saturday morning. The bruised and battered body of little Diane Tay- lor, who would have been nine years old yesterday, was found in a clump of weeds outside a garage to the right of the policeman standing in the alley. (Dick Holman Photo) Even Saturday's Weather Carried An Air Of Doom terday, introducing an emotion- tinged atmosphere to the pro- ceedings, the one thing chair- man Aid. Claude W. B. Hol- man hoped to avoid. 68 ANSWERS One correct answer will get you a perfect score on any test ques- tion. But when you get 68 correct answers that's going some! However, that's exact- ly what a Community Publications want ad did for Catherine D o h e n y 4247 West End, when she inserted a help wanted ad recently. She wanted one per- son, but she got 68 eager applicants, all qualified, ready to go to work. In advertising, we think this rates a big "R" for which is what every advertiser seeks when he places an ad. If you have never used a Community Publica- tions want ad and this group is becoming smaller and smaller try us next time you have something to sell. AI'STIN 7-8900 NEVADA 8-2345 ARMITAGE 6-0322 20 minutes at the beginning of the meeting and then held up the first witnesses for more than three hours with questions. United Property Group di- rector Robert Bacigalupo, one of the 50 waiting to speak was forced to leave his statement with a South Lawndale associ- ation member to be read later in the day. More than a dozen UPG mem- bers in attendance at the hearing. "Are you implying." Despres challenged attorney Donald N. "He lived in the neighbor- hood and the murder "was a neighbor and best friend of Mrs. Rita Tay- lor theorizes to Community Publications reporter Don Madden The woman said Mrs. Taylor was a hard working, sincere woman and a good mother. Stunned disbelief. Shocked resignation. Mrs. Rita Taylor sits tensely in a chair at area 5 homicide as she gives a statement shortly after iden- tifying the body of her daughter, Diane, at the coun- ty morgue. (Bill Holman Photo) McNulty Has Sore Finger To Prove Fish Story The fish are biting at Lake Shawano Wis and Fillmore Clausen, speaking for the Chi- District Commander Thomas cago Real" Estate Board, "that Garland Watts (attorney for the NAACPi and other lawyers who spoke here last week, are no good, that they are not 'law- jers of .substance? Clausen, who had sub- mitted a lengthy opin- ion citing the legal invalidity of the proposals, had outlined his reasons and added that "no lawyer of any substance" McNulty has a sore finger to prove it. Pioudly displaying the index finger on .his left hand with the teeth marks in it, Cmdr. Me- Nulty told now a four pound A good deal of the Com- mander's furlough last month was spent fishing. And his son, Kevin. 13, pulled a 17'2 pound Bonita out of the At- lantic ocean near Pompano Beach, Fla. The fish measuring about northern pike nipped the linger threp fept m ]cngth was left on as he was placing the fish on djspiay in Florida, and Cmdr. McNulty said there's a good queued Clausen whether he the Board at length the stringer. "It was i eally my fault, rareless, otherwise I never have been he said, stringing of doing on way, I put the stringer through said there s h'S catch also By DON MADDEN The sky was dark like the hour before dusk early Satur- day. Occasionally across the heavens, angry lightning would zig-zag into an unsus- pecting smoky cloud and the crack of thunder sounded like cannon fire. The rain fell in torrents and then the day brightened. 'It was a.m. and little Noreen Maluchnik, of 1048 N. Latrobe, walking her dog, "Blackie." They passed the ga- rage in the rear of 1055 N. Lockwood. "Blackie" tugged at the, leash and dragged his little mistress to a clump of weeds near the garage. There was something lying in the grass. Later, she said she thought it was "a big, life-size doll." Then she saw the blood. And Noreen screamed- high I screams. She ran he alley with "Blackie" suit and she screamed i again and again, "there's a dead girl in the alley there's a dead girl in the alley." And Noreen ran into her house and into the arms of her mother. V The name was Diane and yesterday she iave been nine years old. She was gay and a sometime tomboy but some- times a petite pretty "little glasses were missing and her undergarments had been part- ly removed. She was gagged with her kerchief and blouse. The mother said she phoned Diane from work at a.m. Thursday and the child told her she was going swimming at the Austin YMCA, 501 N. Central. The mother returned home at p.m. and heard that Diane was last seen by a friend in the drug store at Lake and Central at noon. Coroner Andrew .J. To- man, a physic-Ian, after ex- amining the body at the scene, said she had been stabbed four times with a knife. When had her murderer dropped the body? Vincent Gatto, 11, of 1031 N. Lockwood, said that at 7 a rn. he heard an auto roaring through the alley behind his house. "The noise was so loud, it woke me he .said. The car .stopped and then, after a moment or .so, accord- ing to the hoy, .started again. At a.m. a neighbor said she walked her dog and passed the scene. There was nothing there. Diane's hair was wet as ported her only daughter miss- ing late Thursday. The man at the door told the reporter to leave. "Who are the reporter- persisted. "I'm her he said, "we're getting married soon. Now leave us alone." Mrs. Taylor had moved into the apartment house at 5601 West End a year and a half ago, shortly 'after being di- vorced from her husband. Be- fore that she had lived in the neighboring apartment at 158 N. Central for two years. The landlord, Michael Lasko, paused as he stepped into his ear in front of the premises at 158 N. Central. "Say this is a terrible he said, "1 sure hope they catch this crazy guy. Listen, I knew that little was a nice little girl. I used to see her play- ing ii r o u n d the neighbor- hood." At 158 N. Cential the i e- porter lang a bell at random. While he waited for the buzzer in the lobby of the building, a woman came down the stairs. she said, "I thought you were a detective. I was iust coming clown to mail a letter." She said Diane would be being paid by the mouth and was pushing it for rendering the, through the gills when he BY TOM DI CANIO Police yesterday were in- vestigating a blood stained sports coat and a letter as possible clues in the sex slaying of Diane Taylor. The coat was turned over to police by Carl Stockholm, own- er of a chain of cleaning estab- lishments headquartered at 218 N. Pulaski. Stockholm told police the grey jacket was brought into his plant on Pulaski Monday by a young man in his early twenties. Yesterday the blood stains were discovered on the right shoulder of the jacket. Police have the name and ad- dress of the man who brought the coat into the cleaners. How- ever, they withheld the name until the coat is checked by the crime lab. Police were also holding a letter addressed to the dead girl's mother Rita, 30, with the words "sin on your soul" printed on the face of the envelope. The letter, mailed from Chi- cago, arrived at the Austin post office, 324 S. Laramie, Tuesday, and Frank McDonald, acting superintendent, turned it over to the postal inspector's office. Jerome Williamson, chief postal inspector, said the printing on the envelope looked like it was done by "a demented and said it was probably the work of a crank. But due to the sensitivity of the case, the letter was turned over to police, Williamson said. The letter bore no return ad- dress and police yesterday were waiting for funeral services for the victim to end so Mrs. Taylor could open the letter. A ring found yesterday after- noon near the entrance to the girls gym at Austin High school was to be viejwed by the mother but Detcc-tivc John Ma- honey said it did not answer the description of either ring worn by Diane. Meanwhile, t h e swarm of detectives specially detailed to the case began their second day of a house-to-house canvass of Austin in a search for clues. Capt. Francis Flanagan, homi- cide division, said there were no definite clues to Diane's slayer and police were hoping to unravel the mystery in the canvass of the seven square mile area. Also undergoing close in- vestigation is the Austin YMCA, .501 N. Central, where Diane attended day camp and where the girl was last seen alive last Thursday. One known sex offender stay- ing at the "Y" has been ques- tioned and cleared, police said. Also questioned was Thorn- legal opinion and whether he was being paid for appearing then befoie the committee. Clause.! replied a laugh nipped me." Cmdr. M et been paid Of fishing -at the lakp lo- of 11 to 14 years may apply cated outside of Green Bay, Wis. if they can swim 25 yards wear- ing cotton slacks and ranvas At his storv sma< ked of an old fisnemnan's yarn, hut but that he intended to be. "Then." trumpeted Despres. opinion on the legality has been bought and paid of both comnnt- and the audience iConUnued on page 4) but she was often lonely. Her badly battered, vio- lated and horribly mutilated hotly uas found lying on its hack, as though it had been carefully placed at its rest- ing place. She had been beaten and strangled, a.s- saulted sexually and stabbed repeatedly. The child was identified in footwear. Any Mariner or Sea the rountv morgue by the vie storm. The reporter walked up to the third floor at 5601 West End ave. He had rung the bell marked R. Taylor. A man, in his early thiities, answered his knock. "What do you he asked, "no pictures, I'm with her now." Mrs. Rita 'Pas lor, the "Tuesday would have been an jr, tb? same building charged her birthday, you she I Edwards took indecent liberties said. "They were going to have With her three-year-old daugh- party for her today." She told the reporter she had known Diane well and that she was probably Mrs. Taylor's best friend. was a good yarn, seeing is believing and no one the park at can argue with the saw-toothed to check on punctures in his finger. I rolled as a group. Scout group interested may call AR 6-0107 or AR being en- bedroom under tim's mother, Mrs. Rita Ta.vlor and hei divorced husband, David, father of Diane. The girl's shorts, shoes and ended in death. She had re- her only daughter and she ked "hard for her. She'd home fiom i.er work as a receptionist and cook her hot I Continued on page 4) ter. Edwards denied the charges and any guilty knowledge of the Taylor girl murder. He was harged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor for ap- in Domestic Relations Police Tuesday still had not the missing articles iContmued on page 4)   

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