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Austin News, The (Newspaper) - July 1, 1964, Chicago, Illinois Expect Dutch Elm Toll To Hit Record High See Below For Quick Results Use COMMUNITY WANT ADS 7 Papers lor the Prire ol 1 Minimum Charge AUstin 7-8900 THE AUSTIN NEWS Published by COMMUNITY PUBLICATIONS, INC. Serving More Than in 9 Far West and Northwest Communities Vol. 25 16 Office: 5709 W. Chieofo This lisue Consists ot Two WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 1964 66 Delivery 25c Per Month At Newietanda lOo copy By Mall Issue Contracts For Orr Science Rooms Contracts for the installation of science rooms in Rezm Orr High school, 1040 N. Keeler, were approved at Wednesday's meeting of the board of educa- tion. Awarded contracts totaling for work in connec- tion with alterations for the new rooms were low bidders Goodwin Construction Co., general work, Gilles- pie-Dwyer Co., ventilation, Peter H. Smith Co., plumbing, and Rosset Electric Co., electric, Alterations for the building Include installation of two biol- ogy laboratories, rooms 301 and 303; project room 301-A and work rooms 301-B and 303-B; a chemistry laboratory, room 305; lecture room 304, I project room 305-A and work- i room 305-B. A general science I room, 308 and a physics lab- 1 oratory, room 306; project room 306-B and workroom 306-A. I The school board also ap- proved boundaries for the Ella Flagg Young elementary cen- I ter for deaf children. j Boundaries for the North- west Side center at 1434 N. I Parkside begin at Kennedy ex- pressway and western city limits, southeast on Kennedy to Pulaski; south to Armitage; east to Kedzie; south to Chi- cago, east to Western; south to Madison, east to Ashland I south to the South Branch of the Chicago River; southwest on the river to the westein city I limits; north along the city limits to the starting point. DRAW-UP APPLICATIONS FOR SIDEWALK REPAIRS Dutch Elm Disease On Rampage In '64 High winds, high tempera- tures and heavy rains in re- cent weeks are expected to take their toll in a much heavi- er incidence of Dutch elm dis- ease compared with 1963. The West Side has already- lost 169 trees to the infectious beetle. At this point last year only 132 trees were affected. Dutch elm disease is always fatal to the infected tree, ac- cording to Fred Thomasen of the bureau of forestry. But homeowners can help save other trees on their property or area by calling the bureau at the first sign the wilting of leaves sometimes only on a single branch. Following this initial sign the leaves turn yellow, then brown. The weather extternes are expected to laise the death toll for the city by 200 or more before the end of the Dutch elm disease season, the latter part of September. Last year nearly trees throughout the city were lost. "The weather in the 90's as early as April has been very favorable this >ca.t for the' hatching of the beetle's Thomasen observed, "and then the high winds we had recently were capable of carrying the beetles up to a half mile away from the original tree. Then- usual traveling radius is no more lhan 500 feet." Finally, the heavy rains have delayed the bureau of forestry's spraying: program, causing days to he lost plus reducing the effecth eness of the spray. Despite the fact that the Dutch elm program has been in effect since 1955, the bureau still encounters resistance from property owners. "Some people object to the spray claiming we're dirtying their windows or side of the Thomasen said, "and others, seeing that something is obviously wrong with a tree in their yard, wait too long to call us, hoping it isn't the disease or just not understand- ing that the tree can not re- cover and will die anyway." Upon receipt of informa- tion on suspected Dutch elm disease the bureau sends a man out to take a culture from the tree to determine if it is the disease or not. The rate at which incidence of the disease has grown can be seen in the fatality figures from 1955 when the program was launched. In that year, only 34 trees throughout the city were lost. Each year through 1959, when 554 were lost, the figure doubled over the previous year in a geo- metric progression. But from that 554 in 1959. the figure quadrupled to in 1960. "In the past three years, Thomasen we've been able to hold the line at around for the citv." The worst months for the i disease are June and July, which means homeownersj should be particularly alett to the condition of their trees during the coming month. TOPLESS SUIT AT COLUMBUS PARK Orders are orders, nia'm, Austin patrolman Michael Haran, seems to be saying to Diane Bobbitt, 2, caught in the act of parading around the Columbus Park sandbox Thurs- day in a topless bathing suit. Haran recov- ered the top to the suit, buried in the sand, and suggested politely that despite the 90 degree heat, Diane put it back on. After all, O. W. did outlaw such suits in public places. (Staff Photo) On Expressway Spikes Kedzie Route Rumor Rumors continue to fly fast and furious regarding pos- sible routes for the proposed North-South expressway but according to Milton Pikarsky, city public works com- missioner, they are nothing more than rumors. "Our men are currently reviewing and studying aspects of en general routes with up to 14 slight he and none is being favored more than the others. We're plotting the density of residen- tial buildings along each of these routes, the schools, the churches, playgrounds as well as placement of various utili- ties and the cost of relocating these." He termed "totally and completely erroneous" a ru- mor that Kedzie was being considered. Edens-Kennedy express w ay and that the work must be fin- ished and the contractors paid by June 30, 1972. 'Pikarsky said the city must meet the 1972 deadline in order to comply with pro- visions established by the federal government, which is paying per cent of the cost. Timetable for the new ex- pressway still calls for an- "We are limited by City i nouncement of a tentative Hit By Car, Dies 5 Hours After Wife, Nab Motorist Editorial A clean community is everyone's desire. City street sweepers follow a regular schedule of street cleaning. Signs are posted in each block a day before the clean- ing requesting car owners not to park in the block on the side of the street that is to be cleaned on that day. It is a violation not to obey the signs and the car owner is subject to fine. Many cars are tagged and the owners fined. This doesn't help the street cleaning, however, as the car is still left standing at the curb and the sweeper is forced to go around it, unable to clean a large portion of the curb. So appeal lo car ouners to look for the street clean- ing signs and obey them Even though it may be a slight inconvenience to find another parking spot for a few hours everyone in the community will benefit from the sacrifice. A West Side man was killed by a hit -and run auto at Madi- son and Pulaski early Satur- day morning five hours after his wife died of cancer. Arthur J. Bell, 68, Wash- ington, was pronounced dead at Garfield Park Community hos- pital wheie his wife, Marj, 75, died following a 12-day stay in the hospital. Jesse Green. 38, 1523 S. Drake, was chaiged with in- voluntary manslaughter, speed- ing, negligent driving, running a i ed light, leaving the scene of an accident and failuie to produce a driver's license for appearance in Traffic court Aug. 10. Gi een was captured by Sgt. Carroll Hardenbergh, Fillmoie district, following a high speed chase. Hardenbergh was cruising in the area when he saw a car northbound in Pulaski strike i Bell and hurl him some 10 feet into the air. i Hardenbergh said he chased the car noi th in Pulaski and j then east in Maypole and cap- i tured Gieen after he tried to flee on foot. Bell, a guard for Kane Serv- ice, was on his waj to work when he was killed. The Bells weie buried yester- day (Tue.sdayi following re- quiem mass in St. Mel's chuich. Mrs. Bell is survived by three children Peter and Joseph Con- ley and Mrs. lUaiy Jane Bui- cek; three grandchildien and four gteat-grandchildien. Bell is survived bv two sis- ters Mis. Loretta Bionson anu Mrs. Kathenne Sullivan in ad- dition to his stepchildren. A coionei's inquest is sched- uled for July 37. 3 Of A Queens That's what Mi Rukm. or" EZ Co, 4710 needed la.M vv r f k. So he placed his arl in the Commu- Publications ilasMfiorl want arts. Mi. Rukm said. "I received 20 applicants Hired several employes. I was veiv pleased with the response HELP IS AS NEAR AS YOLE PHONE dial anv of the phone numbeis lifted below and ask for an experienced ad- taker. She will bo happy to he of service. Your Help Wanted needs ran be filled fas-t and vom ad will ap- in 7 fine papois, serv- ing and Xoithwost communities. At stin 7-8900 ARmitage 6-0322 638-2345 Village 8-2545 Zone Board OKs 2 Pleas Two requests brought bv Sirle property owners uere appioved laM week by the zoning board of appeals. A. thud request was taken under advisement The board i excised a den- cion of the city zoning admin- istrator who refused to issue a permit foi 4723 Erie to allow owners Howard and Charlotte Heldt to provide additional means of egress. The two-story frame build- ing, containing four apart- ments is in an R3 general residential area. Henrv T Polic. owner of 318-22 Kilpatrirk was also gi anted pri mission to provide additional means of egress for two storv hrirk. five apart- ment building, after previous denial of a permit from the c.ty zoning administrator. ACHIEVEMENT Third member on the distaff side of the Earl Doner family. 1021 N. Waller, to roign as honored queen of Bethel 14. International Order of Daughters, Is frowned at installation ceremonies Saturday in Austin Masonic 241 N. Austin. honored queen, Betty Doner, has crown placed on her Vad by sister Karen, a past queen, girls' mother, Mrs. Doner, also a honored queen looks on. (Staff Photo) Installed Saturday as hon- ored queen of Bethel 14, Inter- national Order of .lobs Daugh ters, wa.s Barbaia Donei, 1021 N. Wallet. Othei offireis installer! Miss Doner at ceremonies in Austin Masonic temple, 241 N Central, were .lave Hewitt, 537 N. LeClaire, senior princes'1-; Cheivl Edgrcomhe, 102fi X. Menaid, ]umoi pi nice1-'.; Lmrla Eckholm, 1225 N. Lam on, guide; Patricia C-lenn, 652 N. Latiobe. mar s h a 1; Kaien 5tfiO Thomas, rhapl.nn; Beverly Brain, 1001 X Central, treasuifi, Susan Gaspai, 906 N. Lockwood, recorder. Candice Stuim, 741 X. Lock- wood, musician e Chi ones 5457 Washington, librarian; Deanne Hilmeit, 1228 N Mav- field, first messenger, Susan Berg, 1634 N Monitor, second messenger: Linda Bierlehorn. 1727 K. Xevv England, third messenger. Jovre Butler, Oak Park, fourth messenger. Bai bar a Edgecombe, 102fi N Men ard, fifth messenger. Susan Napadv, Oak Paik, senior custodian, Gale Johnson, i 5403 Madison, ]umoi custodian, Catherine Southwell. 4652 Mav pole, inner guard: Thofsa Lang, 619 X Loiol. outer guard. Mrs Ann Yanrlebin 2. 4720 Adams, is guardian of Bethel 14. council action to the two-mile wide corridor between Pulaski and he pointed out, "When the council authorized use of motor fuel tax funds for the study, they limited con- sideration to that corridor." At this point only the follow- ing facts are known: that a 300 million dollar expressway will be built running for some 10 miles between Midway air- port and a juncture with the Kills Wife, Shoots Self An Austin man suffering from cancer shot and killed his invalid wife and then took his own life with the same gun. Frank Johnson, 72, 5009 Huron was found in an aVm- chair with a bullet wound in his temple. He held a .32 Cal. pistol in his hand. His wife, Agnes, 72, was in bed with a bullet wound in the head. Police said the woman had been bed-ridden for a year. The bodies wei e found Mon- day morning by their cla ugh ter- m-law, Mrs. Mane Johnson. Police said Johnson apparently .shot his wife and took his own life .some time Sunday night. Their son, Lee. told police his father' hart been despondent because of poor' health. Johnson, a letnerl storootyp- er with a Chicago daily paper, had undergone surgery for can- cer and he was scheduled for a second operation next week. He left a note addressed to his son, trlhng him how to han- dle funeial arrangements for him and his wife. route by late this year, fol- lowed by public hearings then formal action by the City coun- cil in early 1965. Siena Plans Parking Lot St. Catherine of Siena par- j ish announced plans this week for additional parking facilities to be established on the site of an old two story dwelling at 5955 Washington blvd. The Rev. Harry C. Rynard said the building, currently be- ing demolished, was used over the past year as a temporary rectory until the new rectory, recently completed, was ready for use. The proposed parking area with space for about 30 auto- mobiles is adjacent to Siena's current parking lot at the southeast corner of Washing- ton and Austin. Father Rynard said the lot is expected to be ready for use by the end of July. However, necessary approval for a zon- ing use variation has not yet been obtained from the city zoning board of appeals. The zoning board said the area is currently zoned for R4 geneial residential use and in addition has a deed restriction limiting use to a specified dis- l tance from the curblme. The process of obtaining a use variation usually takes I about six weeks. Bike Stolen Joseph O'Connor, 9. N. Limler, reported to police that I his bicycle was stolen last 'Thursday f i om his 7 ear yairl. City To Share Cost To Conic From Hfofor Fuel Taxes Broken sidewalks? With- in the next two months West-Northwest Side prop- 1 erty owners can expect to j enter into a 50-50 liaison with the city for repair of their walks. Surprise announcement that the city had finally approved jf the 50-50 plan, whereby the city and property owner equal- ly share the cost, came from Mayor Richard J. Daley June 23. Prime movers in the plan were State Rep. John Leon who shepherded enabling leg- islation through the state legis- lature in August, 1961, and Aid. Robert L. Massey who carried an ordinance into the City council the following spring. According to Lloyd M. Johnson, commissioner of streets and sanitation, appli- cation forms are currently being readied as well as a set of various rules and reg- ulations for implementing the plan. The program calls for an ini- tial expenditure of million in motor fuel tax funds which would be met by another million from the participating property owners. Revival of the old Leon-Mas- sey plan followed closely on the heels of a similar ordinance introduced to the council last month by Aid. Leon Despres and Jack Sperling. The Des- pres-Sperling ordinance called for use of million in motor fuel tax funds for repair and maintenance of city walks, with no participation by the property owner. Although Johnson declined at. this time to outline the rules and provisions of the new 50-50 plan, he said it would be "roughly the same as the 1962 proposal. At that time it was an- nounced that no work would be done unless the property own- er filed a formal request with the city and then only if city engineers deemed the damaged walk dangerous. That plan also called for the city to advertise for bids on the basis of charge per square foot. The bids would then have to be submitted to the state for approval. HOLD PICNIC Members of Faith Pres- byterian rhiin-h <'ub pack oyo slrop- ing bag won by Christ Katakis. 4830 Iowa, (top row, center) at picnic in Thatcher Woods. Bottom row (from left) Michael MarinsH, 5350 Crystal; Michael Fermenti, I 1144 N. Latrobe; Scott Brownson, 1704 N. Major; Lane Lucatorto, 1150 N. Parkside: and Bill Shuka's. 53.VJ Crystal. Top row, Anthony Vassil, 1014 N. Massasoit; Eddie Webb, X. LeClalre: Christ Katakis; Jimmy Killhain. 103S N. Mayfield and Joseph Hand, 1011 X. Laramle.
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