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Austin News, The (Newspaper) - June 12, 1968, Chicago, Illinois New Area Building Booms Nearly million was ex- pended on the West-Northwest Side for construction and repair of buildings during the first four months of 1968, Sidney D. Smith, commissioner of build- ings has announced. The majority of this, mil- lion, was spent on new con- struction and accounted greatly to the city boost of 110.53 percent over the same four month period in 1967. Construction in the Ham- boldt Park and Belmont-Cra- giii communities -were the greatest on the West-North- west million in Humbotdt and million in the tatter area. A total of was spent on new buildings in West Gar- field Park; in Austin; in Logan Square: in Montclare, and in Hermosa; Some 81 new build- ings with 44 dwelling units are involved. Another was spent on miscellaneous construction and installation in the district, with being expended in Aus- tin and in Belmont-Cra- gin. Other area figures in this category include in Humboldt Park; Logan Square; West Garfield Park; Montclare, and Hermosa. Repair work on 128 buildings 92 dwelling units account- ed for in the local com- munities. West Garfield Park led the way with in re- pairs on 38 buildings. Other re- pair costs were in Bel- mont-Cragin; Logan Square; Austin; Humboldt Park; Hermo- sa, and Montclare. In addition, Smith revealed that 45 demolition orders in- volving 60 dwelling units had been issued for the West- Northwest Side. There were 11 demolition orders in Logan Square, nine inHumboldt Park; ei'M in Austin, seven in West Garfield Park, seven in Belmont-Cragin, and three in Montclare. C i t y -w i d e, the figures re- leased by Smith showed a total of has been spent on new construction in the city as compared with spent last year. This year's to- tal represents an increase of A comparison between the months of March for this year and last shows an increase in construction of 78.12 per cent. In March, 1968, was spent on new construction while last year was spent of S19.249.608. Single family construction for March of 1968 was 116 dwelling units costing as com- pared with March, 1967, which was 167 dwelling units totaling Apartment building construction for March of 1968 was 539 dwelling units totaling as compared with March 1967, which was dwelling units costing Dwelling units for singlft family and apartment con- struction were down 30.54 and 54.44 per cent respectively. Costs for single family and apartmeivt construction were down 28.05 and 65.43 per cent respectively. Year to date figures show that single family construction for 1968 was 609 dwelling units costing as compared with a similar period in 1967 which was 366 dwelling units to- taling Apartment building construction so far in 1968 was dwelling units costing THE AUSTIN NEWS VOL. 29 NO. 14 C'mon Cub Scout Joe Bruno, 5331 Hirsch, of Pack 4240, is having lot of fun if not much luck as he tries his skill at starting fire with flint and steel at Austin Boy Scout spring camporee. This was first time Cub in semi-an- nual Boy Scout event. 4906 W. CHICAGO AVE. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 1968 By Mail tt.SO yiir At Newsstands lie a copy 2 SECTIONS 16 PAGES Chicago's Oldest Neighborhood Answer Man Readers are invited to send questions on civic problems that need to he tackled to Willing Willie, Community Publications, 4906 W. Chicago ave., Chicago, Illi, 60651. Our son, who is 5 years old, suffers from epilepsy. We can't get him under control with medicine prescribed by the doctor. The boy has at least one epileptic attack a day. When we increase his medicine he seems to go, into a stupor. Would it help to take him to the Epilepsy and Mrs. J.C. Yes, said Dr. Joseph Tobin, director of the Bnndesen Health center, run by the board of health at 100 S. Central Park Dr. Tobin also suggests that an encephalograph be taken by a competent neurologist. Neurologists, have recently discovered that lack of circulation to the brain, can precipitate irritation of the brain leading to an epileptic attack. This is a new idea advanced by noted neurologists. Yon can also try to get the child accepted by the Neurological institute for children run by the University of Illinois medical school's research hospital or take him, calling hi advance for an appointment, to Illinois State Mental Health clinic, 2349 Washington. Newly developed medication in this field may be of tremendous help, we're told. Who do I see about getting a permit to replace or repair the curb by my driveway? Some tell me to see my alderman. My husband stepped in the hole and fell, hurt his leg and had to go to the Report this to the department of streets and sanitation's .complaint section, 744-5000, details including fact that one person had been Injured. Replacement and repair of curbs is city responsibility Offer Reward to HaltVandals Irving Andelman, president of Best Realty, 5425 Madison, Monday told Community Publi- cations that his firm is offering a reward for the arrest and conviction of vandals who have been defacing the realty firm's West Side office. Andelman said those who have been vandalizing the prop- erty "are people with the same kind of sick minds who have been in the news refer- ring, apparently, to the assassi- nation of Sen. Robert Kennedy. The Best president went on to say that "we can't under- stand why we are being sin- gled out for harrassment. We run a reputible business...we don't solicit or resort to panic peddling. It must be some awfully sick people who are doing this." Andelman revealed that win- dows have been broken in the Best offices and that vandals have wr i 11 e n pornographic words on the building walls. To put a halt to this, Andel- man said "Best Realty is offer- ing a reward for informa- tion leading to the arrest and conviction'of'the persori or per- -terest Perhaps __ tl._ ICOIIA__Qflri McGloon Wins As Expected In 37th Committeman Race State Sen. Thomas A Mc- Gloon, carrying virtually all of the 37th ward precincts, yester- day brushed aside the challenge of political novice James Sloan to win reelection as 37th ward Democratic committeeman. Although Sloan had repeated- ly attacked Sen, McGloon dur- ing his campaign as a "do- nothing" committeeman, Demo- cratic voters in the 37th gave the incumbent a resounding vote of confidence. With 70 of 71 precincts report- ing at 9 p.m. yesterday, Mc- Gloon had polled votes to for Sloan. x Voting in West-Northwest side precincts in yesterday's (Tues- day's) primary opened general- ly light and was not expected to pick up significantly by the time polling places closed at 6 p.m. With no presidential contests on the ballot and with few hot races for local offices voter m- sons in any way damaging or at- tempting to destroy Be Elected My neighbors and I have been trying to get stop signs posted at the intersection of Keeler and Belden but have been unsuccessful The corner has been the scene of many auto accidents with resultant injuries to persons and damage to nearby property including the church and my At the request of Aid. John F. Aiello, 36th ward, a survey will be made by the committee on traffic and public safety of Chicago. Preliminary interviews are now being conducted. It seems a neighbor called precinct captain John Loen, who referred the matter to Aid. Aiello. The councilman initiated steps towards getting stop signs at the intersection. However, installation of the signs must meet with state approval. If this hurdle can be cleared, and chances are good that it will, you wiD get your signs. After listening to some of the long-winded politicians making their final pitches before yesterday's primary election, it seemed to me they were getting in a few practice licks in preparation for a filibuster. Which brought up a question. To wit: What is the longest re- corded filibuster in congressional The record holder in this unique category is Sen. Wayne j Morse of Oregon. Sen, Morse, who undoubtly went through many pitchers of water to fight off hoarseness and rubbed his aching feet on more than one occasion, spoke for 22 hours and 26 minutes on the senate floor in 1953 and he did it without sitting down. Sen. Strom Thurmond of South Carolina bettered the mark by going 24 hours and 19 he was inter- rupted once. I've got a kind of silly question for you, Willie, but it has always bugged me as to why we shake hands in a sign of the right hand. I know you're busy, but if you get a couple of spare minutes from the many civic problems you must tackle, maybe you could find out. Keep up the good We're never to busy to answer any kind of query. The shak- ing of hands probably originated in the ancient kingdom of Jndah in South Palestine in the ninth century before Christ. Scripture records that a man named Jehu asked an associate to shake hands to prove that bis "heart was As to why the right hand, the idea was that if you were shaking a man's right hand, he couldn't draw his sword. (I suppose if the guy were left handed you'd be out of The Town Hall assembly meets tonight (Wednesday) to kick off its second year as an Austin organization. Highlight the general assem- bly meeting, slated to start at p.m. in She Chateau Roy- ale, will be the election of offi- cers for THA's second time around. A THA spokesman told the Austin News Monday that the slate of officers had been drawn up but because (even at that late date) a couple nominees "had not been in- formed of their selection" the list could not be released. Year end reports will be given by various council and committee chairmen. Council delegates and committee mem- bers will also be selected to- night. Tj'IA officials are urging or- ganizations in the community which do not belong to the as- sembly to send delegates to to- night's meeting. the most burning that seemed hardly more than the school bond pro- posal on a special ballot which has had opposition from anti- busing factions. Sidney Holzman, president of the board of election com- missioners, expected a total vote of less than 50 per cent of the registration, probably somewhere near the low of 47.3 per cent for a primary election. In the 6th Congressional dis- trict, Daniel J. Ronan, Demo- cratic incumbent, seemed to be having little difficulty being re- nominated over his opponent, George Belle. On the Republi- can ballot, Gerald Dolezal was unopposed. In the 7th and 8th districts incumbent Democrats Frank Annunzio and Daniel D. Ros- tenkowski were unopposed. A three-way race on the GOP bal- lot between Thomas J. Lento Curtis Foster and Charles J Anderson Jr. in the 7th distric' remained in doubt at press time, as did the 8th district Re- publican contest between John Leszynski and Henry Kaplinski In the 14th legislative district where both Republicans and Democrats selected two candi dates, Democrats Kenneth W Course, an incumbent, and John F. Leon were unopposed while incumbent Republican Herbert F. Geisler and Jacob John Wolf were expected to be Churches Join For Open Air Camp-in Two of Austin's oldest cen- trally located churches are co- operating for six Sunday eve- nings this summer in an Open Air campaign. Austin-Second Baptist ehureli and Austin Methodist church will be conducting the services on their own property, begin- ning at 7 p.m. Sunday, on the front lawn of the Baptist church facing on Ferdinand at Pine continuing on June 23 on the parking lot beside me Meth- odist church on Central, and al- ternating between the two loca- tions through June and July, except for the week-end of July Instrumental music, including a Salvation Army band on one or two of the evenings in June, will be a feature of the pro- grams. Testimonies "What Je- sus Christ means to Me" will be given on individual Ghrjstian experience by people young and old. A motion picture film will be seen at the closing service on July 29, New Amundsen Fieldhouse Dedicated "Key" to new Amundsen Park fieldhouse, 6200 Bloomingdale, is presented during official dedication of new structure. Shown at June 5 ceremonies are, from left, Aid. John Aiello Louis Garippo, 36th ward Democratic committeeman; Don Sal- vo, Amundsen supervisor; Emin Weiner, general superinten- dent of Chicago Park district, and Daniel Shannon, vice presi- dent of the park district board of commissioners. 4. easy victors over Stephen J Telow. Bernard B. Wolfe and Thaddeus S. Lechowicz were unopposed on the Democratic ballot in the 15th district. There were four aspirants for the two nominations to be made on the Republican bal- lot, Peter J. Miller, incum- bent. Roger P. McAuliffe, Lawrence F. Edwards and Jack Gorham. In the 17th, 18th ?nd Wh dts tricts, each of which was to se- lect two Democrat and one Re- publican candidate, the only contest was between incumbent Republican Bernard McDevitt and Jonathan Lucas. Early re- ports indicated McDevitt would win handily. Two Democrats and one Re- publican were to be nominated in the 21st district. Three candi- dates were listed on the Demo- cratic ballot, incumbents Frank C. Wolf and Otis G. Collins, and 28th ward, Anthony Girolami, Democrat, and Joseph A. Por- caro, Republican. 29th ward, Bernard Neistein, Democrat, and George Salerno, Republican. 30th ward, Daniel J. Ronan, Democrat, and Edward F. Moore, Republican. 31st ward, Thomas Keane, Democrat, and Harold Gangler, Republican. 34th ward, Sidney Olsen, Democrat, and Herbert Geisler, Republican. 35th ward, John C. Marcin, Democrat, and Louis Kasper, Republican. 36th ward, Louis P. Ganppo, Democrat, and Peter J. Miller, Republican. Ronald Sahara. On the GOP ballot were Lawrence J. Bar- tels, the incumbent, George Kausal, Paul G. Karasman, L. Roscoe Boler and Moses Walk- er Jr. Except in the 37th ward there were no contests for ward com- mitteeman posts. The winners were: YWCA To Open Camp Season For Girls 8-16 Preparations are underway for the opening of the 49th camp season for Forest Beach camp at New Buffalo, Midi., a summer camp operated by the YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago. The camp is open to girls from eight to 16 not enly from the metropolitan Chicago area but from surrounding states, as well. Townhouse Maps Plans for Summer Program for Kids CIRCLE GRADUATE Linda Leudesdorff, 245 N. Long, will be among 52 students receiving advanced degrees Tuesday from the Jane Addams graduate school of social work at University of Illinois Chicago Circle campus. In cooperation with the May- or's commission on youth wel- fare, the G1 a d y s-Van Buren Townhouse organization is map- ping a full summer of pro- grams aimed at youngsters in Southeast Austin. The Townhouse group, which just recently completed a high- 1} successful clean up campaign in its area, outlined sections of the summer project at a meet- ing at Resurrection church last Thursday. Mrs. Celeta Pace, chairman of the organization, said the wide range of the program was in keeping with the city wide projects outlined by the Mayor's commission and par- ticularly those affecting the West Side. Area youth pro- grams are under the direction of James Rich who heads the commission's Austin-West Garfield Park office. Among the specifics dis- cussed at last Thursday's meet- ing were once a week field trips, an airplane trip, ball games at both Sox park and Wrigley field, visits to Good- man theater, Museum of Sci- ence and Industry, Adler Plane- tarium and other places of in- terest in and around Chicago- land. In addition, softball leagues are being planned. t> In addition to the plans for Southeast Austin youngsters, the Townhouse organization is busy making preparations for sum- mer projects for youthful resi- dents of the Townhouse com- plex. Definite details of this program will be revealed later. While much of last Thurs- day's meeting was taken up with the summer youth pro- gram, members of the organi- zation heard thedr efforts in the recent clean up campaign de- scribed as "a shinning example of what cooperation and under- standing can do." Mrs. Pace, in landing the work of Robert Green, co- chairman of the organization, and others who took an active part in the campaign, said "we can show the way to oth- ers by our continued effort to make our homes attractive, our yards neat and our aDey clean." Green, in addition to serving as co-chairman, was recently appointed temporary chairman of the organization since Mrs. Pace was elected a vice presi- dent of the Organization for a Better Austin of which the Townhouse group is a member. Sav DUR Reoorf f Is Due This Week The department of urban re- newal's report on A u s t i n 's "Pocket of Blight" will un- doubtly be ready by the end of this week. David Larsen, DUR assistant, told Community Publications Monday afternoon that the re- port, in effect, had been given final approval but there re- mains a little bit of rewriting here and there before it can be- come public." Larsen said the rewriting job is a "minor one" and "we should have it done in a mat- ter of a few Friday for sure." The report is a long-awaited study of Austin's "Pocket" bor- dered by P a r k s i d e, Huron, Lake and Waller. Austin civic and business leaders and residents of community have been at the nail-biting stage for months waiting for the DUR to com- plete its For almost 10 years, renova- tion of the area has been urged by the Austin News and recent- ly, through the efforts of Aid. Thomas Casey (37th) the re- newal was included in the el Cities plan.
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