Chicago Austin News, October 4, 1967

Chicago Austin News

October 04, 1967

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Austin News, The (Newspaper) - October 4, 1967, Chicago, Illinois Federal Grant Gives Green Light to Xway See Below Ml y WANT Wednesday and Sunday I Oak I'urk A Iliirr THE AUSTIN NEWS Clemency Bid Deserves Close Look-See Editorial Vol. 28 No. 30 4906 W. CHICAGO AVE. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1967 This Issue Consists of Two Pages By Mail tS.M year At Newsstands 15c a copy City Aims 2-Pronged Attack An a met Clean Air Violators At Reception Fellow legislators extend best wishes to State Sen. Thomas A. McGloon (18th) and daughter Mary Ann at 37th Ward Regular Democratic organization reception in his honor. From left, State Sen. Paul Simon Cong. Daniel Ronan, Miss McGloon, McGloon, State Sen. Allen Dixon and State Sen. James H. Donaldwald Body May Be That of Austin Man 200 Hear Plans Of Housing Croup Some 200 West Siders, attend- ing "what has to be our best meeting to heard the op- erations of the Organization for a Better Austin's Housing Re- ferral committee outlined Fri- day at Siena High school audi- torium. Joe Carney, committee chair- man, said after the two-hour a badly decomposed body found I session broke up that "this was Sunday in a forest preserve a very good meeting. It has to near Melrose Park. According to Sgt. Jerry Har- rrnn there is a chance the body is that of a West Side man Cook County sheriff's police are still attempting to identify s'nce July 5 when the man's wife was found beaten to Although the body was so b-rilv dpcomoosed that it was impossible to take finger prints, Sgt. Harmon said the overall description and cloth- matches that of Ronald Finnerty, 1022 N. Central, F'nnerty's auto was found July 5 a short distance away from the spot where two men discovered the body Sunday. The body was dressed in a green and yellow sport shirt, green work pants and brown sandals. A blue knit jacket was under the body and a pistol lay next to it. Police said the dead man s three front teeth were broken and there were two small holes, possibly bullet wounds, in the chest. St. Louis Will Take Series, Says Our Irene j Irene Hughes' uncanny ab'lity to peer into the future via ex- trasensory perception once again hit the target when, m column of Sept. 27 in Com- munity Publications, she named the Boston Red Sox as the team be one of our best." The crowd heard talks by OBA officials who praised the work of the committee saving "it has proven that Austin can maintain a stable racial balance." Also addressing the group was Cmdr. Mark Thanasorous, commander oLthe Austin police district. Among the speakers were Rev. H.E. Beuher of OBA's Community Life and Culture committee; John Kringas, orga- nization vice president, and the Rev. Harry C. Rynard, pastor of St. Catherine of Siena parish. They told how the referral committee "has stablized South Austin by placing more than 60 white families in what was considered to be a racially changing neighborhood." The committee's work in obtaining listings for homes and apartments for both Ne- gro and white "has been out- standing and Mr. Carney and his staff have worked long and hard and should be proud of their success." It was told how the commit- tee has made posters accen- tuating the advantages of living in Austin, placing these posters on campuses, in medical cen- ters and in corporations where people are looking for apart- ments and homes. Carney and his OBA associ- ates also made a pitch for vol- unteers to help carry on the work. "We need volunteers to help with advertising Austin, to go to places where there are peo- ple looking for apartments and homes and tell them about Aus- Carney said. Also needed are volunteer office workers who will take calls regarding places for rent and to buy. "Most of Carney con- cluded, "we need people who will help inform the people of Austin that it can be done it has been done." Although no exact date was set for an upcoming open hear- ing, the committee did say it was planning on a meeting for the St. Thomas Aquinas (5112 Washington) area. Norwegians Mark Leif Erikson Day The Norwegian National League of Chicago will sponsor its annual Leif Erickson day festivities Oct. 8 and 9. These festivities will honor Leif Erik- son who discovered America about the year 1.000 A.D. to win the American League) There will be a folk festival pennant. She wrote, "Have gone out on a limb and predicted that Boston would probably be the American League pennant I want the White Sox to win." Arthur Torgersen. A color film will then be shown about the building of the Icelandic island of Surtsey. The Icelandic Consul to Chi- cago, Arni Helgason, will deliv- er the address. The Norwegian folk dance group Leikarringen "Heimhub" will cap the enter- tainment with their specialty. BY SHARON BOBBITT Billows of black smoke can be seen rolling from the stacks of a West Side factory daily. Gagging fumes and odors come from a neighboring manufac- turer, while further north a' grain elevator lays dust on parked cars by night. All have been reported to an alderman, local newspaper, City hall or directly to the Air Pollution Control department. Yet. the smoke, fumes and grain dust The housewife whose win- dow sills bear a daily load of soot and the fellow who wash- es his car one day and finds it needs it again the next morning are losing their patience. "It's all they claim, certain that their alderman, the air pollution department and lo- cal newspaper could stop the smoke and dust if they wanted to "get tough." A punitive policy of tickets, fines and court suits was the only course to follow for a time after the 1959 air pollution ordi- nance was passed. And it is still used. But to get at the big indus- trial polluters who contribute the most to cluttering up our atmosphere, the approach has to be toward solving the prob- simply punishing the offenders. Since 1963 a special branch of the Air Foliation Control department, has been tack- ling the mammoth problem of devising effective pollution control devices for these com- panies. Fifty firms are cur- in various stages of work under this industrial evaluation program. The "big stick" they wield is to fine, sue or in extreme cases obtain court orders to close down a plant's operation. If S. But the policy of this pro- gram, headed by Peter LoQuer- cio, assistant director of engi- neering services, is to walk sotfly toward the goal of put- ting effective air pollution con- trol devices on every smoke stack of every manufacturing firm in the city. It's a long road, one that can take from a year up to the 14 years estimated to put the lid on the worst of the plants. Four years ago, the pro- gram began with a survey of every plant in ther city with air pollution engineers per- sonally checking the opera- tion, methods and habits of each. A detailed outline of these is now on file at the engineering services offices, 221 N. LaSalle, available for quick reference whenever a complaint comes in and when the staff initiates the pro- gram with each company. Industry has been divided into types of product, both to win cooperation of the individu- al companies and to avoid plac- ing unfair burdens on a single company within one field. V T For example, explained Mar- shall Monarch, engineer of in-! dustrial evaluation, coffee! roasting and printing compa-j nies were taken on as a whole j in the early years of the pro-i gram. Work with this field is pretty much completed now, he' added. Last year, the department launched the program with foundries, and recently, catching a breath, it set its cap toward controlling air pollution from the 15 mem- bers of Chicago's grain indus- try. Central Soya. 1825 N. Lara- mie. frequent target of neigh- bors' complaints to Community Publications, is on this list. Howard Foundrv, with opera- tions at 909 N. Kilpatrick and 1700 N. Kostner. is currently working out its plans for design of the necessary devices at its plants. Harco 'Aluminum, 4528 Division, another local firm drawing citizens' complaints, is just a step behind Howard Foundry in work with LoQuer- cio's department. Two factors are at work, ac- cording to Monarch, in making (Continued on Page 10) on Saturday evening at the Chi- cago Norske Klub. 2350 N. Kedzie. A program will be held r starting at 8 pm consisting of a variety of entertainment. The M. C. for the occasion will be the President of the Norwegian and other refreshments There wm be dancing after program, from 10 to 1. Sandwicges coffee wffl be Mrs. Hughes, the only person, in the country to predict Big Snow of last January to the day and many other events that have come to pass, also stated in her Sept 27 column, "Of course, the Cardinals will win the World five Boston be their opponent." If Mrs. Hughes is correct in the forecast of the World Series winner as she was in the Amer- ican league all over but the shouting for the St. Loui; Cardinals National League, Robert Newgard, who will begin the ceremonies The Sons of Norway Drill team will present the colors and the Norwegian Consul General to Chicago, Finn Ko- rea, will give greetings from Norway and from His Majes- ty. King Olav. V. A prologue will be read by the poet Don Angela D. of I. EneCr OiiriCerS At Meet Monday Officers will be elected at the 7 30 meeting Mondav ot the St. Angela Circle 502. Daughters of Isabella, in Hall "A" of the La- follette Park fieldhouse. The nominating committee consists Call to Repent The shrill, stirring notes of the shofar. sounding the call to repentance and spiritual renewal for those of the Jewish faith will be heard in synagogues throughout the world as the New Year is ushered in at sunset today Sounding the ram's "horn, special symbolic rite for this day marking the beginning of the High Holy days is Rabbi Dr. Louis J. Lehrfield of Austin Jewish Community center, 116 S. Central. Sounding of Shofar Ushers In Jewish Grant Gives Green Light To X-way Although chances are the West-Northwest Side section of he Crosstown expressway will be one of the last links to get under way, last week's an- nouncement of federal approval or a 2% mile stretch as the lighway's first bit of construc- tion finally gives the green light ;o the long awaited project. The initial section will be be- tween 59th and Midway airport with construction scheduled to start late next year. Another important phase of the expressway also received a federal OK last week as Mayor Daley announced the government had authorized million to plan ment of land adjacent to the fall 22 miles of the express- way. It is the first large scale planning of this type in con- nection with such a project. Three architectural firms, ac- courding to Mayor Daley, will handle the planning for the areas adjacent to the express- way which is scheduled to run somewhere along the Belt Line The New Year festival is far other than the mere opening day, according to the" old Jew- ish reckoning, of another year in the flight of time, notes Rab- bi Louis J. Lehrfield, spiritual head of Austin Jewish Commu- nity center, 116 S. Central. "Unlike the New Year cele- brations of many ancient and modern nations, the Jewish New Year is not a time of re- velry. It is a solemn season of self-examination and s e 1 f- adjustment in the life of the Dr. Lehrfield continued. According to the Austin rabbi, Scripture prescribes a special symbolic rite for this day, the sounding of the ram's horn, the Shofar. "Whoever has once heard, during the New Year service, the shrill notes of this oldest of wind instruments will never forget continued Dr. Lehrfield, "and the meaning of the ceremony to worshippers who listen to these notes in sol- emn awe is as stirring as the sounds themselves." Since days immemorial, stat- ed the rabbi, the'sounding of the ram's horn on the New Year has been interpreted in Is- rael as the clarion call to re- pentance and spiritual renewal, saying: "Awake, ye sleepers! Be not of those who miss realities in their hunt after shaws. Consid- er your deeds; purify your heart. There is an Eye that seeth all things; there is an Ear that heareth all things. There is a heavenly Judge with whom there is no unrighteous- ness nor forgetfulness, nor re- spect of persons." On the High Festivals the Jew thinks not only of him- self, pointed out Rabbi Lehr- field, but of peace and blessedness for all mankind. "In the most ancient and sol- emn part of the services, both of the New Year and of the Day of Atonement, he prays to God to hasten the time when the mighty shall be just and the just mighty; when all the chil- dren of men shall form one band of brotherhood; when na tional arrogance and oppression shall have passed away, like so much smoke from the concluded the spiritual leader V Rosh Hashonah, the Jewish New Year, will be celebrated in Austin Jewish Community cen ter at services to held p.m. today a.m., noon and p.m. tomor row and Friday. Hay PTA Plans Gef-Acquainted Lunch Next Week The Hay Elementary school Of Mrs. Esther Ward, chair- P T.A. get-acquainted luncheon man. and Mmes. Marie Corsig- will be held at noon next jia, Mildred Hennessy, Florence the Wednesday, Oct. 11, at school, 1018 N. Laramie. Mrs. Bertha Katakis will be in Kinsella and Barbara Taylor. SCOUTS HAVE "DERBY" charge assisted, by Mrs. Jean Prizes for the fastest and best Stonecipher, Mrs. Marie Plo-, looking "cars" will be awarded charski, Mrs. Peggy when members of Boy Scout Mrs. Joan Tanzillo, Mrs. Tina Troop 392 and Cub Scout Park Testa, and Mrs. Muriel Mees. A meeting will follow the lunch- eon and a fashion show will be will also be available. The do- nation for admission be The public is welcome to attend. Sunday, the commemora- tive wreath laying ceremo- nies will take place at the base of Leif Erikson's statue in Hnmboldt Park, just east of the Refectory building. The ceremony again will fea- ture the Sons of Norway Drill Tf-am and Newgard as M.C. Greetings from Norwav will be brought" by Vice Consul Haraldj Hostmark. speaker in the! park this year will be W R. An-1 derson, President of the Leif Erikspn society of Evanston. He will speak on the recent revelations regarding Viking explorations of the new world. A Norwegian choral group will sing and the program will end with the laying of the me- morial wreath at the foot of the statue of Leif Erikson. The Norwegian National league is the central council which represents all the Norwe- gian cultural, athletic, and fra- ternal organizations in the Chi- cago area. Mountain Of Salt Pours Into 37th The 37th Ward Yard office i as ready' as it will ever be i Community Publications colum nist Irene Hughes predicts an other blizzard ala January 1967. More than 200 tons of sal have been dumped in the yar area to aid in snow removal op erations this year. According to Bob Constan- ts ne, ward superintendent, the salt and new spreaders and snow plows which will be housed at the local office will be used to speed snow remo- val in a 9-ward area. "The 37th Constan- tine said, "has been designated as the Central Division Snow station. With this 'mountain' of salt and the new equipment we'll be able to give immediate service to our division." Wards to be served by the lo- cal Snow station are 1, 22, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 37. firrts ings and Merrill; C. F. Murphy and Associates, and Loebl, Schlossman, Bennett and Dart. The engineering firm will be Westenhoff and Novick. According to C. S. Monnier, division engineer for the federal bureau of public road, the fed- eral government will pay 90 per cent of the costs of the plan- ning, as well as 90 per cent of highway construction and land acquisition costs. Eventually, the Crosstown will cost about million, or not quite million per mile. According to the preliminary plans for construction of the pressway the second phase which will follow the recently approved 2% mile stretch will run South from Midway airport to 74th and then swing East connecting up with the Dan Ryan. The third and final phase will run North from 59th paralelling Cicero and the Belt Line tracks. West and Northwest Side community organizations have been promised by Mayor Daley that they will be consulted by the expressway planning group regarding what type of highway will be built and its exact loca- tion in their areas. 8 Area Youths Win Recognition In DAV Contest Eight West-Northwest Side high school students, six from Austin High school and one each from Dunbar Vocational and Cardinal Stritch High schools, have been awarded "Special Recognition" for their pesters entered in the 23rd an- nual poster contest sponsored by the Illinois department of have 1 Disabled American Veterans been set up in other throughout the city. wards 3392 of St. Martin's Episcopal church, 5710 Midway Park, hold their annual "derby race" presented by Mrs Marie Plo-1 at 1pm. Sunday, Oct. 15, at Tuesday in the school assembly charski, program chairman. Pine and Ohio. hall, 2103 N. Laroon. LLOYD PTA MEE1ING The Lloyd Elementary school PTA will meet at p.m. Let the Snow Come Officials of 37th Ward Yard office help pile up mountain of salt delivered to headquarters at 5337 Harrison in preparation for winter snows. The 37th Yard has been designated as Central Division Snow station and will direct snow re- moval operations for nine city wards. Above, from left, are Tom Petrick, division superin- tendent; William Tetlow, foreman; Kenneth Murray, time keeper superintendent; Louis DelGuidice, foreman, and Bob Constantino, ward superintendent. Name Blackhawk Instructor, Start Drama Classes C. Corwin Moses has been ap- pointed drama instructor at Blackhawk Park, 3138 N. Lav- ergne, and has announced that classes for persons of all ages are being formed. The classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, with afternoon hours to be set for children, early evenings for teenagers, and late evenings for adults. Moses serves in the same ca- pacity at Rns Park on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. and conducted by me state em- ployment service. The contest is a climaxing feature of "Em- ploye the Physically Handi- capped Week." Posters by Rosalie Denofrio, 15, 5555 Quincy, John House, 15, 237 N. Laramie, and Joe Mikos, 18, 5312 Jackson, all Austin stu- dents, will be displayed in the Chicago Tribune art gallery. A poster by Patricia Hart, 16, 5915 Iowa, of Cardinal Stritch High school, will be displayed in the Chicago Tribune public service office, 33 W. Madison. The Veterans Administration office, 2030 Taylor, will display a poster by Dianne Janus, 18, 4947 Huron, an Austin student, while posters by Richard Bash- or, 17, 5045 Chicago, of Austin and Pamela Jackson, 18, 4738 Washington, of Dunbar will shown in the Federal Building. ;