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   Austin News, The (Newspaper) - November 13, 1968, Chicago, Illinois                                How Your Charity Spent Attorne3> General William G. Clark has announced the results of a statisical analysis of the 1967 annual financial report of charities soliciting funds in the State of Illinois. Under the Illinois Charitable Solicitation act, charities are required to file an annual finan- cial report with the Attorney General within 6 months of the close of their fiscal or calendar year. Clark stated, "I wish to provide the generous citizens of the State of Illinois with specific information as to how their charitable dollar is being used. I have instituted a program in my office to com- puterize all of the information contained in the annual finan- cial reports of Illinois charita- ble organizations. Now that the basic data has been as- 11 will be a ly simple task to provide this information in the future. It will premit Illinois citizens to make better informed chari- table donations in the fu- ture." During 1967, the report shows that 592 charitable organiza- tions collected in charitable contributions b y mail, personal appeal and var- ious other types of solicitation. These charities received a total income of and spent a total of of their income for charitable purposes and charitable pro- grams. Clark said, "The analysis fur- ther discloses that these organi- zations d'sbursed an average of 46.6 percent 01 uieir total in- come for charitable purposes and charitable programs. "The total fund raising and administrative expenses consti- tue 18.7 percent of the total in- come. This expense figure is broken down as follows: 7.9 percent for fund raising expen- ses; 10.8 percent for adminis- trative expenses. Attached is a chart developed from the financial reports of he 592 charitable organiza- tions. This chart is broken down into 20 individual catego- ries. 1 V 1 i i 3 CtNT DMINISTftATIVe S SS-3 I a oil IDOX 1 United Appeals Foreign Aid 2. Blind, Deaf and Dumb tA 3. Cancer 69.8 44.3 62.2 VI 22.1 21.9 ?i 11.3 17.9 Veterans Organizations 16. Education 69.2 9.3 6.6 36.2 4. Heart Diseases 5. Crippling Diseases Cultural 7. Lung and Respiratory Hospitals and SDirwt Mental 9. Promotion of Mental Health Miscellaneous 10. Community 11. Individual Miscellaneous 12. Homes for Aged and Foils Bandit Sam Lupo, night manager of Brown's Carry-Out Chicken store at 5531 North, points to rear door where would-be holdup man entered last week in an attempt to rob West Side company. Lupo, 23, told Community Publications that he thought at first the robbery try "was a joke" but when the man pulled a gun, Lupo knew it was for real. "I told the guy I give Mm any money and if he didn't get out I was going to 'take that gun away from you and whack you over the head with it'." After Lupo called the gunman's bluff, the robber left hurridly and empty handed. Bill Murray, operator of Brown's store, said Lnpo's action "took a lot of guts." Willing Willie Chicago's Oldest Neighborhood Answer Man Readers are invited to send questions on civic problems that need to be tackled to Willing Willie, Community Publications, 4906 W. Chicago Chicago, Illi, 80651. I live in the 1400 block of north Hamlin. Can you tel me what township this is in as I need the information fo my drivers license application? I recall a story in you: newspaper about a year ago outlining local townships You are in West township. For others who may need this information for their drivers license applications West township boundary lines are the city limits on the west; South and North branches of the Chicago River on the south and east with the north boundary line running along North avenue from Austin east to Kedzie then north along Kedzie to Belmont and east on Belmont to the North branch of the Chicago river. For those living in Jefterson township boundary lines start at Harlem and North, run along North avenue to Kedzie then north in Kedzie to Belmont and east in Belmont to Western. The bound- ary line continues in Western north to Devon, then east in Devon following the lines of the city limits on the north and west. A wise-guy friend of mine told me that we have a dr precinct ia the 30th ward. He said people living ther voted to go dry in the Nov. 5 election. Now why woul anyone want to dry up a neighborhood? Or is he jus pulling my 0. D. 'Tis sad but true. The Drys in the 48th precinct won over the Wets bv a mere 19 ballots to 133. This means the residents have voted to ban liquor sales in the 48th precinct. Since the Dry area encompasses but a few square blocks any serious, able-bodied drinker can easily cover the distance from anywhere in the precinct to the nearest sauce shop. Getting back home is another matter. The 9th precinct in the 30th ward also voted to ban liquor sales. I hav e just taken up the hobby of stamp and it is turning out to be a fascinating subject. I was having a discussion with a friend of mine regarding my new-found interest and the question came up as to What was the highest amount ever paid for a stamp. If yon have a spare minute out of your busy day, Willie, could you supply an No sooner said than done. If you were the luckj possessor of a Hawaiian "Missionary Stamp" you would be S41.000 richer. That, we are informed, was the highest price ever paid for a postage stamp. By the way, the Missionary Stamp had a face value of two cents. Schools Launch A 'New ERA' A "New Era" in education 'or children with problems was aunched yesterday by the Chi- cago Public schools, Dr. James Redmond, general superin- endent of schools, announced. Known as the "Early Reme- diation Approach to Self-Discip- ine" the program will serve those children who are unable to adjust to the regular classroom routines. This new approach to school disciplinary problems will begin at an early age. The program will provide for the immediate placement of elementary children who in- terfere with the learning of others, along with those child- ren whose problems are so great that they cannot wait for a special school place- ment or a juvenile court bearing. Through this plan, ERA will bring the needed services directly to the child- ren and teachers at the local level. Each of the three areas in Chicago will have a Child Study team. A Master-Adjustment teacher will direct the teams from the area itself. These lo- cal study-teams will provide the disruptive children with instruc- tional and health services. Eight-teachers along with two special-service teachers wil compose the rnstruetional staff. Included in the service staff are a psychologist, health aide and a clerk. A resource staff (director, su- pervisor, psychiatrist, teacher- nurse and clerk) will reinforce instructional and health ser- vices where needed. At least eight classes will be set up in each area with two classes being opened, wherev- er possible, in the buildings as- signed to handle the program. Each Child Study team will ac- commodate 96 pupils, keeping class size limited to twelve stu dents per room. On the West -Northwest Side, classes have been set up at Lafayette Elementary school, 2714 Augusta, and Marconi Grade school, 230 N. K o 1 m a r, Additional area schools are being considered bnt Dr. Redmond did not pin- point those tinder considera- tion. Mrs. Louise G. Daugherty assistant superintendent o schools in charge of special ed ucation, said, "this program is designed to help acting-ou children overcome their socia handicaps, as an orthopedic program would aid the crippled child." Teachers will encourage the parents to participate in the eduction of their child by mak ing home visits. Special service teachers will be responsible for the classes enabling the regular teachers to visit the homes o their students. Previously, a psychology was used to help diagnose diffi cult cases. He rarely had the time to see the child a second time. As the program has been established, the psychologis will now work closely with the 96 children in his area, provid mg many occasions for follow up services. A psychiatrist, available two days each week, will counsel the psychologists and teachers working in the field. He may evaluate and discuss the severe behavioral cases with the psy- chologist. "We are developing a work- able model so that as we open additional rooms, there will be an orderly plan of de- velopment and supervision. At no point will the philoso- phy of the program be puni- tive. It is anticipated that when the child is ready to re- turn to his home school, he will be working at or near his grade level. He will develop pride in his educational and behavioral said Louise Daugherty. It is projected that the cost for a Child Study Team, for one year, will be close to THE AUSTIN NEWS Vol. 29 No. 36 4906 W. CHICAGO AVE. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1968 By Mail M.50 a year At Newsstands lie a copy 20 PAGES TWO SECTIONS School Board Meets; Await Emmet, Racial Count News The board of education holds its regular twice a month meet- ing today (Wednesday) and as of Monday there was only spe- culation as to what action members would take regarding the West-Northwest Side. One of the big questions is whether the board will finally reveal the anxiously awaited racial head count for area schools. It has been more than a month since the board re- leased the so-called "20 day fig- ures" but since then there has been no word regarding the ra- cial breakdown. Another burning issue, es- pecially among West Siders, is what steps will be taken to relieve the overcrowding of Emmet school. At its Oct. 23 meeting, -the deferred any action on placing mobile units on tihe Em- met playground and it is hoped that by today board members will have some news as to what will be done at Emmet. The mobile units have come under heavy fire from most parents and residents of the area, and many of them want Emmet pupils bused to North- west Side schools under a pro- gram similar to the one insti- tuted for May and Spencer stu- dents during the final semester of the 1967-68 school term. The board has shied away from any further busing, but exponents of the plan feel it is the only way to ease the situa- tion. As an alternative, the board has mentioned the place- ment of "demountables" which some mobile unit foes claim are only "glorified mobiles." Much of the objection to the mobiles or demountables is the place where they would be Emmet play- ground. It has been pointed out that the playground should remain as it is as the placement of mobiles would rob children of one of the few play areas left on the West Side. There was talk as late as Monday that use of the land and Fulton and Central was being discussed as a possible site for the mobiles or demount- ables. This location, however, is some three blocks south of Em- mett (Madison and Among the other big concerns of West-Northwest Siders is the site selection of the new Austin area middle school and con- struction dates for the educa- tion park complexes in the Ei- senhower-Cicero area and East Humboldt community. Howev- er, it is unlikely the board will render any decisions of these matters today. 56th Mum Show Salutes Illinois Joanna Speranza, who served as one of the official hostesses that Illinois is observing its sesquicentennial year to which this opening night, prepares to cut huge "cake" made out of chry- year's show is dedicated. The colorful show, which runs santhemnms to signal opening of 56th annual Chrysanthemum through Dec. 1, is open free to the public from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Show at Garfield Park conservatory. "Cake" also points cut daily and yearly is considered a "don't miss" for Chicagojuts. North-Crawford Value Days Sale In Final 4 Days Shoppers have four more days to take advantage of North-Crawford Value Days sales. The pre-Thanksgiving Value days, which started last week, offer outstanding buys in many stores throughout the North- Crawford community, Robert Williams, president of the North-Crawford chamber of commerce, said "we are ex- tremely proud of the integrity afforded the area by so many fine institutions and stores." 48 To Get Free Month At YMCA The Austin YMCA center, 501 N. Central, will give away 48 free one-month adult member- ships for nothing other than be- ing among the first 48 to apply for them .The offer, open to both men and women, is for new en- rolees only. College students will be eligible for the member- rate for full time student mem- W H. Kennedy, adult pro- gram director, calls attention to the fact that the Austin center provides a real physical fitness opportunity with its indoor run- ning tracks, swimming, gymna- sia, and special exercise rooms. It is suggested that anyone interested in special activities such as karate, judo, ballroom dancing, knitting, life saving, scuba diving, guita-r, and begin- ner swimming call the mem- bership office or the adult pro- gram department at AU 7-9120 Area Senior Citizens Croup Given U.S. Grant OPEN HOUSE The PTA of Leslie Lewis school, 1431 N Leamington, will welcome parents of students of the school at an open house Nov. 14 from to p.m. Federal funds totaling have been granted Franklin Humboldt Senior Centers, Inc., approximately 50 per cent of the estimated first year costs of multipurpose centers for senior citizens in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, according t o David Mark, chairman of the board of directors. The project plan calls for a main center at the Chicago Housing Authority Franklin Drake apartments for senior citizens, 440 N. Drake, and at least four Senior Center Out- posts to be located at C.H.A. Franklin-Drake apartments; United Congregational Church, 1305 N. Hamlin, and others to be selected The project has the full en- dorsement of the Chicago commission for senior citi- zens which states that the es- tablishment of the center ser- vices "in an unserved area of the city will fill a service gap of long standing." The centers will offer the area's senior citizens a program of educational, recrea- tional and social activities, in- formation and referral services, and, in cooperation with the Ministerial association, an Out- Reach program to homebound individuals. e> The project is one of nine, ap- proved in June, qualifying for funds granted to Illinois under the Older Americans act of 1965, with administrative au- thority vested in Harold 0. Swank, director of the Illinois Department of Public Aid. The projects are not public assistance programs but are designed to benefit all aging persons. Approval was based on the prior review and recom- mendations of the Illinois State Council on Aging, chaired by William J. Rutherford, Peoria. Overall funding for Franklin Humboldt Senior Cen- ters Inc. project is of which is federal funds, and locaL OB A and Realtor Sign Agreement Tha Organization for a Better Austin last week claimed that Robert Collier of Collins Realty, accused by the OBA of panic peddling, has signed an agree- ment not to solicit real estate in A'JSt'H for S thrpp war In return for the agreement OBA's Real Estate Practices chairman, Mrs. Mary Wallace, dropped two disorderly conduct charges which had been pend- ing against Collier for allegedly making threatening and lewd phone calls. Also in the agreement was a statement that Collier would devulge to the OBA any exclusive listings which he presently has in Austin. Collier said he had none. The Collier case goes back to July when Collier is said to have solicited homes for sale m South Austin. In subsequent meetings with Collier he ref- used to cooperate with the Real Estate Practices committee of OBA and continued to solicit in the neighborhood, Mrs. Wallace said. In subsequent confrontations, OBA picketed Collier's place of business. Between July and Oc- tober the OBA charged Collier harrassed officers, staff and member of the OBA with over 100 phone calls. When threat- ening calls were added to harrassments, the OBA began to buiid a legal case against Collier. The agreement with Collier brings to over a dozen the pan- ic-peddlers that the OBA has stopped from soliciting in Aus- tin, Mrs. Wallace claimed. Work Of Local Artist Featured At Area Library The Austin Branch library, 5615 Race, is exhibiting the work of Filip Larson of Lawn- dale ave., during month oi November.   

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