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   Austin News, The (Newspaper) - May 1, 1968, Chicago, Illinois                                YoiitKs to 'Run' City Mayor Richard J. Daley will turn over the "powers" of his office to a young Marshall High school junior next Tues- day to mark the 48th annual Chicago Youth Week celebra- tion. "Mayor for a Day" will be Bertha Williams, 16, 4011 Ad- ams, as Chicago youth tradi- tionally "run" the city for a day as an exercise in citizen- ship in keeping with the Youth week theme, "Help Youth Help Themselves." Miss Williams, however, will not be the only West- Northwest side "city official" oti May 7. Charlotte Lacey. a junior at Austin High school, will serve as public vehicle licenses commissioners, and Eagle Scout Rodger Accardi, 3530 Hirsch, will be director I of budget. i The "mayor" was selected by the YWCA, Miss Lacey by] the division of recreation of the i Chicago Public schools, and Sf-out Accardi by the Chicago Area Boy Scout council. These are just a few of the youth servins agencies in the cHv cooperating in the Youth week program. a construction worker and she has two brothers, one in the Air Force and the other an Army veteran, and four sisters. is a mem- ber of the Future Teachers of America, member of the West I Side YWCA and winner of the j JayCee junior citizenship award. Miss Williams, whose mother is a nurse at Garfield Park Community hospital, was cho- sen "mayor" on the basis of leadership, scholarship and ___ good citizenship. Her father is' High school; holds a drivers She has a perfect atten- dance record at Marshall education certificate, and Has an outstanding school record as a hall guard. Her hobby is collecting paperback books and she lists among her fa- vorite authors Elizabeth Bar- rett Browning, John Stein- beck and Richard Wright. Bertha says her ambition is to become a research sociolo- l-gist. She was a summer work- 1 er with the Neighborhood 1 Youth Corps. FHE AUSTIN NEWS VOL. 29 NO. 8 4906 W. CHICAGO AVE. WEDNESDAY. MAY 1, 1968 2 SECTIONS 16 PAGES OBA Aims Resolutions At Absentee Owners, Realtors Amundsen Antics Lip-biting determination shows on lad's face Allan Weber's high-speed camera stopped ac- as he leaps over crouched companion in junior tion, but pace was too frantic for photographer boys' stunts portion of Amundsen Park's gym who was unable to learn which of several in show, Amundsen Antics, Friday. Photographer skit are those in picture.____________________ i f w M W) fo 0 Chicago's Oldest Neighborhood Answer Man Fourteen years ago I was given a revolver by a long- acquaintance as securty for a small loan. I haven't een him since. The revolver has no serial number. The 'voids, and are marked MI it. I think it is a very old pistol. I wish to register it under the new registration law. How do I go about this? T. We cheeked with Ernie Semitz at Chicago Gun center, 310S Armitage. Ernie said the manufacturer is most likely American Arms Co., of Boston, Mass., long out of business. They made firearms in the 1880s. He thinks your gun is well over 50 years old. In your case, Ernie said, state the caliber of the gun on your registration form and the make this instance. "American Arms Co" He doesn't think you'll have any difficulty over this as many guns of that vintage didn't have serial numbers engraved on them. Let us know how yon make out. X I am moving to a new home quite a distance away. Thanks to your newspaper's fine classified ad section, I quickly sold most of my household furnishings. I do have left however, some kitchen furnishings, a Holly- wood bed and a dresser. I would like to give these away o somone who needs them. There's only one catch, it must be done immediately as I must be out of my apart- 1 ment within three F. E. I have forwarded the names and phone numbers of two families whose homes have been fire-damaged in recent weeks If they should no longer need furniture to replace that lost hi the fires, please call Sister Mary William at Marillac House, SA 2-7440. Sister is helping families burned out in the recent riot to obtain needed household goods, In addition, there are many very poor families in Marillac House neighborhood who would be delighted to get used fur- niture in good condition. N -s A pigeon has made itself at home on a window sill of our house. It's not banded so I don't think it's a homing pigeon Anyway, it's making a mess of the sill and I'd like it to go away. What can I D. G. First and foremost, advise experts, do nothing to encour- age the bird to stay. Don't give it food or water or you'll have a permanent guest. Pigeons, said our informant at Lincoln Park birdhouse, are difficult to discourage when they find a place they like. If you can't chase it way, trap it and release it in a park or open country, he added. A housewife with a similar problem several years ago, lost a year-long battle with a pigeon nesting on her window sill. They only way she could get rid of the pest was to move. X Here's an oddy for Chcago's Oldest Answer Man. Thanks to that popular new song, I know why we can't find any more Unicorns. But nobody's ever told me how Dodo bird became extinct. So, OK, answer man. .et's see you B. Nothing to it, L. B. The extinction of the Dodo bird is partly attributed to the importing of domestic animals to the island of Mauritius in the Indian ocean where the birds lived in the forest. Many of the animals escaped from then- enclosures, headed for the forest and when they began to mnWiplv. Mrds' Thus: no efff. Viet Hero 'Mel-Man' Of the Year JAMES NAYLOR James Naylor, 1506 X. Kar- lov, will be honored as the Mel-Man of the year at the St. Mel High school alumni ban- quet to be held on May 9, at the Conrad Hilton hotel. He graduated from St. Mel High school in 1963 ffter at- tending St. Philomena Gram- mar school. He will be honored because of his military service in Viet Nam, where he earned two Purple Hearts. Also named Mel Man of the year will be Vincent Farrar of the class of 1929, for loyalty to St. Mel and work in behalf of the alumni association, and Howard Johnson also class of 1929. Johnson will be cited for his outstanding civic and phi- lanthropic activities. Johnson is executive vice resident of the American National Bank and Trust Company of Chicago. Marks 45 Years With Edison Co. Resolutions calling far stronger tactics against panic peddlers, a "get tough" policy in the war against absentee landlords, and the erection of a middle school in the Parkside urban renewal land highlighted the Organization for a Better Austin's second All-Austin congress Sunday at Siena audi- torium. At the same time, the OBA, in kicking off its second year, reelected Justin McCarthy, 5354 Washington, as president. McCarthy had opposition from Malacy Murray, 5234 Ferdinand, but the 1000-plus OBA delegates gave him a resounding vote of confidence as he was a hands-down win- ner for a second term. An OBA spokesman said Sun- day's turnout at Siena exceed- ed attendance at the first All- Austin congress at Austin High school last year which launched the OBA "umbrella" group. Elected to office along with McCarthy were Mrs. Gail Cin- cotta, %401 Monroe, first vice president; Mrs. Mary Alvarez, 320 N. Lockwood, correspond- ing secretary; Mrs. Yvonne Jackson, 5043 Quincy, record- ing secretary, and Mrs. Celete Pace, 5096 Van Buren, treasur- er. In addition, 17 vice presi- dents were named. In order to step up its fight on panic peddlers, one OBA re- solution called for "a moritd- rium on real estate solicitation in Austin." Another real estate resolu- tion called on "all realtors of good faith to work with the housing referral committee in bringing new white fami- lies into South Austin." The OBA also approved the initia- tion of "a vigorous program to limit the number of For Sale signs to two to a block in Austin." Under its "get tough policy" against absentee landlords, the OBA adopted resolutions "That housing compliance hearings be held regularly so that ten- ants and neighbors can deal with slum landlords directly and .and "that the housing committee continue its work in helping member organ- izations solve their housing condition problems." Swear In New OEA Officers William Lennon. parliamentarian swears iri officers of Organization for a Better Austin following election at All- Austin Congress Sunday. From left, standing, are David D. Kissane, Richard J. Corsiglia, Robert D. Jefferson, Jr., El- nora Robinson, Rev. Michael Rochford, Daniel Magliano, and Rev. Edward McKenna, all vice presidents, Mrs. Gale Cincot- ta, 1st vice president, James Elam, Bill Homes and Dewey Celsor, vice presidents. Seated are Mrs. Kathleen Mitropoulos Pace, treasurer, aitfs, Mary Alvarez, corresponding secretary, Mrs. Yvonne Jackson, Harry LaBadie, vice presi- dent, Justin McCarthy, president and Ray Devereaux, vice president. Absent from ceremony were vice presidents John Kringas, Dunne Anderson and Harry Kone. Another picture on page 4. Services Held For Viet Hero Call on Schools to Fill Summer Recreation Needs Thomas J. Kelliher, 5242 Ad- ams st., has observed his 45th service anniversary with Com- monwealth Edison company. He has worked in the overhead de- partment since he started with Commonwealth in 1923 and has been a groundman, lineman, circuitman and work dispatch- er and is now overhead fore- man at the Chicago-Central di- vision, 5059 Polk. Married 37 years, Kelliher and his wife, Kathleen, have lived in their Austin home 28 years. They are parishi >nsrs of Resurrection church and he is .a member of its Holy Name society. They have two sons and two j i daughters, all married: Mi- 'chael, Thomas, Mrs. Patrick Sullivanr and Mrs. Joseph- la- In addition to urging the erection of a middle school on the Parkside urban renewal land, educational resolutions caUed for "no mobile classrooms.. .in Austin; and no public parks be used up as land for the building of new schools." Regarding the Parkside site, OBA also asked that part of the land be used for accomoda- tions for Austin senior citizens. Delegates, too, passed reso- lutions benefiting the small businessman, asking "that a concerted effort be made to retain and expand the small business and "that a watchdog program be developed to police the quality of consumer goods hi Scath Austin." Implimentation of the block' parent program and assisting and cooperating with law en- forcement agencies through, such programs as Operation i Crime Stop were among crime prevention resolutions getting, delegate support. In addition, many other reso-, lutions were deferred and willl be taken up at the next OBSj senate meeting, May 27. j Requiem mass for Army Sgt. James P. Boyle, 28, was of- fered yesterday (Tuesday) morning in Our Lady, of Chris- tians church, 832 N. '-ieclaire. Burial was in Mary Hill ceme- tery. Sgt. Boyle, of 561 N. Lock- wood, died April 17 in Viet Nam of wounds suffered during a reconnaissance mission. He had served in Korea for 13 months beginning March, 1964 Following Korean duty for which he had volunteered, he served as military policeman with the 5th Army headquar ters in Chicago In March, 1966 he went to Viet Nam became ill in June and returned to this country. He recovered hi Fitzsim- mon hospital, Denver, Colo, and was assigned to limited duty September, 1967, as a physical therapist in Viet Nam. Four days after his re- turn to Viet Nam, he asked to be transferred to his for- mer unit with the 1st Infan- j try division. Sgt. Boyle, a former student at Austin'High school, was the' recipient of two Bronze Stars, three Purple Hearts, the Air medal and Army Commenda- tion medal for valor. A call for increased summer educational recreational facil- ities in Austin for youngsters below sixth grade, using local schools, has been issued by Mrs. Hugh F, Toner, 1350 N. Waller, Sunday's congress also heard a report from Jim Elan, coor- dinator for the Housing Infor- mation center, 5028 Madison, regarding the center's work in finding housing for families left homeless during last months west Side riots. Elan revealed that 15 Negro families had been moved out of the ghetto after the disturb- ances. He is survived by the widow. Elaine; two sons, Nicholas and Jeffery; a daughter, Rebecca, his mother, Mrs. Colleen Boyle and three sisters, Mrs. Peggy Haver, Mrs. Rosemary Artman and Mrs. Patricia Mitchell. ON DEAN'S LIST Five students from the West-Northwest Side area have been named to the dean's list at the University of Illinois college of pharmacy. The five are David Powell, 123 N. Cen- tral; Nae J. Dun, 5516 Jack- son; Frank Kwbng, 4824 Ful- ton, and Robert L. Broberg and Gary A. Haluska, both of zifi v Mrs. Toner is education chairman of the Chicago chap- ter, Kappa Gamma Pi, Catho- lic women's sorority; coordina- tor of junior grades books pro- gram, St. Angela's school; a former member temporarily in- eligible for membership in Young Elementary school PTA, and a Cub Scout den mother. Mrs. Toner pointed out that there is virtually no space available for recreation other than school yards in the area bounded on t h e north and south by North and Lake, on the east and west by Lara- mie and Austin. Nor is there supervised recreation for younger children in most of this area. Merrick Park, Kinzie Park- way Park, Austin Park, Austin Town Hall and the Ausitn YMCA all are at the extreme southern end of the area. La Follette Park is east of Lara- mie; Galewood and Amundsen Parks are beyond North. Only thp small Davis Plavlot at 5427 Division is within the area. From Young Elementary school. 1434 N. Parkside, it is half a mile or more to Davis, La Follette, Galewood and Amundsen, more than a mile to those in the Lake and Ohio vicinities. The distances are not so im- I portant, said Mrs. Toner, who considers the walking healthful exercise, as the safety aspects. Even to reach the nearest park, Davis Playlot, youngsters in the Young school area must cross two heavy traffic streets, Division and Central. LaFol- iette is beyond Central and Laramie, both heavily trav- eled, and walking to Galewood and Amundsen require corssmg North, one of the busiest tho- roughfares ia the city. with the heavy traffic matte i it poor practice to allow small children to journey alone to these parksj Mrs. Toner contends. Yet use could be made of the many schools in the area to pro- vide needed supervised activ- ities. These schools "include, be- sides Young, Byford Elementa- ry, Iowa and Central, St. Paul Lutheran, Mayfield and Iowa, Howe Elementary, 720 N. Lorel St. Angela's, 1324 N. Massas- soit, and Hay Elementary, Au- gusta and Laramie. M For many years, Mrs. Toner said, there has been a summer school at Austin High school for sixth-through eighth grades, and presumably this program will continue. But there has not been any program for younger children. The use of schools for super- vised activities for these younger children would fill a pressing need in the communi- ty, Mrs. Toner assured. And the maximum benefit would be achieved, she argued, if recrea- tional activity were combined with educational activities in the form of cultural enrich- ment or remedial classes, or both. Board of education repre- sentatives contend that there is no need for summer school facilities, pointing out that Young has an enrollment of only about 600, Mrs. Toner said. She countered that this figure is not indicative of the need, since more than twice that number attend parochial schools in the same area. She proposed that summer education-recreational pro- grams be instituted at Austin High school or at least one of the elementray schools, or both. Has Anybody Seen Boots I Although Boots isn't the most; i handsome cat, in fact, he's rather ugly, according to his owner, Mrs. Kenneth Krinkey, 5827 Fulton, he is greatly missed by all members of the j Krinkey family. He was the cons ant compan- ion of young Kathy Krinkey j who is desolated by his disap-' pearance. The cat has been mising since April 22, said Mrs. Kiskey, and she is offer- ing a reward for his return. Boots is described as all black except for four white forepaws, a white star en his chest, white whiskers and a half of a white "Hitler" mus- tasche. "He's a very nervous cat that constantly licks his fur. So much so, he has worn a ptach of hair off with his He's also very afraid of bad weather, continued Hie 5 owner. "1 called him my storm predictor. I could always tell if bad weather was due because one-half hour before the onset of the storm, he'd hide. Then when he thought it was safe, he'd come out." "I'm afraid he may have sqeezed himself into a tight spot somewhere, even in someone's basement, garage or under a stairway, so I'm asking neighbors if they will please check their Mrs. Krinkey asked. The Austin woman requests that anyone with information about the missing cat please call her at CO 1-4915. "We've become very at- tached to Boots in ine eight years had she con>   

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