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Kelvyn Park Journal (Newspaper) - November 8, 1967, Chicago, Illinois North Crawford Value Days to Open See Below Nation Observes Veterans Day -See Editorial KELVYN PARK JOURNAL 4 Ml Y WVVI AIIS Vk aiitl SuiiduY w 4 hirngu- Oak I'ur JtvS 7 Vol. 9 No. 5 4047 W. NORTH AVE. AR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1967 This Issue Consists of Two Secttons 28 pages By Mai! 15 SO a At Newsstands 15c copy Fare Boost Meets Resigned Acceptance bv Area Riders Garfield Flower Show Young flower tovers, future horticulturists, ad- mire chrysanthemums on display at Garfield Park conservatory during flower show being held this month. The beaming young people are Mary Gassmann of South Bend, Ind., and Tim Reichert, Oak Park. Say Our Police Are the Best, But We Need More of Them While law enforcement offi- cials lay at least part of the blame for increased crime right at the door steps of the citizens and the people's public apathy, and Mrs. John -Q. Public a v e a somewhat different viewpoint. And a few who might even admit that the as Austin district Cmdr. Mark Thanasouras so aptly put it, "civic could be true have a ready answer. "Don't use my name" (civ- ic one West-Northwest Sider said, "but I'll tell you why I wouldn't get 'involved'. A friend of mine witnessed a crime. Pointed the guy out to police. My friend had to go to court so many times when the case kept being continued that jl his boss finally told him to get 'in-involved' or get fired." For the most part, people of the area are quick to praise the work of police of the Austin, Shakespeare and Fillmore dis- tricts and hold Cmdrs. Thana- souras, William McNulty and George Sims in high regard. Police protection and crime detection are there is of it. Probably the main com- it can be labeled a by citi- zens is: "There just aren't enough cops." However, Mr. and Mrs. John Q. Public are not alone in that From. Superintend- ent James Conslik on down, police officials agree that more officers are needed. But getting them is another matter. Some say the stand- ards required by the Chicago Police department are too stringent; that age limits and height and weight require- ments should be altered. However, it is commonly at- tested to that Chicago is get- ting quality, if not quantity, policemen by sticking strictly to the letter. Then there is the matter of salary. Many young men, know- ing full well that others of their age command and get pay checks totaling an additional and a year, may think twice before embarking on a career with a starting sal- ary of less than Recent court rulings, too, have an adverse effect on men who might consider the depart- ment as their vocation. Mrs. Walter McCaffrey, sec- retary of the Town Hall assem- bly and a long time area resi- dent, pinpointed it when she said "Why would anyone want to go into a achievements field where would be his for nothing because of loopholes in the laws some smart attorney might find." "Our police are doing a wonderful she went on, T Precious Dolls Shown at Library The Logan Square branch of the Chicago Public library, 3255 Altgeld Street, is presenting a display of Japanese articles from the collection of Mrs. Mi- dori Martorana during Novem- ber. Shown are miniature dolls, Japanese toys and other deli- cate objects. Many of the articles were g.ven to Mrs. Martorana by her 'nother before she left Japan. Among them are antiques 300 or more years old, a scroll painting on silk and parchment, an iron idol, and an idol of clay. A hand-carved ivory gar- bage collector and his equip- ment are quite unique. Among the dolls, is one that is for a little girl on her sev- enth birthday. To Japanese children, dolls called "ning- yo" are usually objects of reverence. Today, Japanese dolls are used largely for dec- oration, but they are still more than toys. The "Festi- I val of Dolls" is on the third of the third month of Pleach year and is the day Jap- I anese parents openly pro- I claim their love for their young daughters by making or buying additional dolls for their cherished doll collec- tions. Boys have their "doll day" Day of the Horse on the fifth day of the fifth month. The boys' dolls include leucial genei a wdiriors, horses, and weapons which stand for manliness, bravery, and strength. x The Library is open from a.m. to p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday from 9.00 a.m. to p.m. YART SHOW The Logan Square YMCA will hold an art show Saturday and Sunday at 3600 W. Fullerton Avenue, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Members of the current adults and children's creative painting and color classes will exhibit works in various mediums. Highlight of the show will be an oil painting demonstration at 2 p.m. Sunday by Edward Ca- thony, who instructs the class- es. "and I can say both as a member of THA and as a pri- vate citizen that they have bent .over backwards to be cooperative. Its a pity their bands are tied so many times and that they have to do their job with such a shortage of manpower." She also had praise for the community service officer pro- grams. "These officers, such as Austin's Sgt. Arthur Ferando, do a great job in making the people aware of the problems and workings of the police de- partment." Echoing the plaudits for "Chi- cago's finest" was Bill Holmes, chairman of the Organization for a Better Austin's Real Es- tate Practices committee and a West Side resident. "Its the finest police depart- ment in the Holmes said, "But all their efforts are wasted if the citizenry is not 100 per cent behind them. "People say they want pro- tection and their taxes pay the policeman's salary. But that is not enough. People must get in- volved. They must give a little too if they expect the kind of police protection they Holmes concluded. The five-cent CTA fare in- crease that went into effect Sunday seemed to meet with acceptance, although somewhat reluctant, among West- Northwest Siders. While most persons inter- viewed in a random telephone survey did not like the in- crease, few could offer any al- ternative. "I drive a car, but my wife uses the said J. Sernchuk, 2740 Cortez. "She says it is too nickel for the transfer, now a nickel raise. But then, everything is more expensive." Miss Karen Sorensen, 19, 2246 N. Kildare, a Loop secre- tary who uses CTA transporta- tion daily, said she was not sur- prised by the increase, as she had heard rumors of one some time back. "But I don't like she said. "I wish I had a joked Vincent Savarino at Citi- zens National bank of Chicago, 5200 Chicago. "Now I know why Europeans ride them so much." The raise in fares does not affect Savarino as much as oth- ers, since he drives his own car most of the time, he said. "The raise doesn't bother me as much as the method by which it was he said. "There was no discussion of it in advance. Even when they raised the price for parking meters, there was prior discus- sion. Something is lost when we are unable to talk over publicly such important problems as those affecting our mass trans- port. I think it should have been handled differently." Mrs. John T. Hughes, 1229 N. Monitor, also was "not very pleased" about the increase. "We are retired she explained, "and sometimes" it is hard to keep up with all the increases. Everything is going up. We don't drive and must use the CTA. I think the raise is too steep, and can be a hard- ship to some working people." Mrs. Ernest Voigtlander, 411 N. Leamington, considered the increase too much. She said she used rhe el to go to Oak Park more than anywhere else, thus will have to pay the extra 10-cent fare for suburban trips. Gene Conway at the National Bank ol Austin said he would pieffer a state subsidy for the CTA to an increase in fares, even though he rarely uses public transportation. "Transportation is of great he said, and sug- gested that a part of gasoline taxes or some other tax source could be used to aid public mass transportation. Edward G. Van de Ven stated that he was not familiar with the problems that necessitated the fare increase and hesitated to comment on them. "But we are getting more for our money on the Lake st. el than we used he said. "There has been a lot of prog- ress in recent years." The new fare is 30 cents, with an additional 10 cents charged for travel to the western sub- urbs. Many felt with Van de Ven that the higher fare for the longer trip is merited, and that is not unfair to charge more for a trip from the Loop to a point outside the city than for a trip on the same line within the city. Paradoxically, it means that residents of Austin will pay more for a relatively short trip to Oak Park than to the Loop, but most use CTA transporta- tion within the city more than they do to the suburbs, and reg- istered little objection to the added fee. Safe Crackers Batting .500 Safe crackers, evidently not experts at their trade, got a lot of exercise and frustration, but no loot, at the office of the Gen- eral Finance Loan Co., 4048 North, Thursday night. Even if they had gotten into the safe, their reward would have been only Corinthias Robertson, 3910 Arthington, maintenance man in the building, called Shake- speare police when he went to work shortly before 5 a.m. Fri- day and discovered a door to .the basement open. Police found intruders had gained entry by prying bars from a washroom window. Beaching the safe, the bur- glars chopped off the combi- nation, tried unsuccessfully to punch through a lock, remov- ed a side panel of the safe, re- moved the door hinges, knocked the lock off the secu- rity failed unsuccessfully to pry open the door. Then they apparently gave up in a disgust. In another safe-cracking only about half a mile away on the same night, burglars pried bars from a rear window and en- tered the office of the Joseph M. Wiedeman Insurance Co., 4108 Armitage. They were more successful. The thieves peeled off the safe door and stole upwards of in cash and a pistol, then left through the rear door. Salute to Veterans Led by Melin-Romer American Legion post 728 color guard, (from left) George S. Drakulich, Carl Magaarian, Anthony Hess, Gene Chatelets and Franklin Hanson, members of- the post, accompanied by a police escort, will march from 5052 Division to the corner of Laramie and Division where Veterans Day ceremonies honor, ing this country's war dead will be held 11 a.m. Saturday. Brief rites, during which all traffic will be halted, will include a rifle salute and prayers led by Chaplain Harold McAlpine. Car Test Drive Ends In Crash; Driver Killed A 1962 Cadillac being driven by Edward Cyehosz, 51, 4921 Montana, on a test drive from the Parker Motor Sales, 2737 N. Cicero, suddenly veered across Cicero, struck a utility pole and stopped just before smashing into a building at 1948 Cicero Thursday. Cychosz, pinned in the wreck- age until freed by firemen, was taken to St. Anne's hospital, where he was pronpunced dead. Tony Gentile, operator of a precision honing shop at 1948 N. Cicero, was an eye witness to the accident. He told police he was talking on the telephone in the front of his shop when he saw the northbound automobile suddenly veer left and head for his establishment. It crashed into a utility pole, he said, and stopped less than six feet from his shop's front window. Pre-Holiday Value Days Start Today ROBBED ON STREET Mike Galgano, 4142 Waban- sia, reported he was walking in front of 1900 N. Keeler Satur- day night when two men came up behind him, said they had a gun and looted his wallet of then returned the wallet and ran away. Show Pool Plans Thanksgiving is still -two weeks- away, but shoppers in the North-Crawford section have two special reasons to be thankful this week. Both reasons, obviously, are value-packed, m o n e y-saving sales that are being offered in the neighborhood. Stores throughout the dis- trict are staging a pre-hoHday Value days sale starting to- day (Wednesday) and contin- uing through Nov. 18. Shoppers can avail them- selves of hundreds of dollars in merchandise prizes by filling in coupons provided in advertise- ments in this and next week's issues and depositing same in containers in stores listed on City Council OKs Snow Park Ban The City council has given its blessing to an alternate-side parking plan which, it is hoped, will expedite snow removal and street sweeping operations. Affected in the plan are seven West-Northwest Side streets. Similar restrictions are being considered for a number of ad- ditional arterial streets. Under the adopted plan, parking is banned on the arterial streets between 3 and 7 a.m. The ban would be in effect for the east side desig- nated north-south streets and the north side of east-west streets on Mondays, Wednes- days and Fridays. East-west area streets in- volved are North, Chicago and Madison v7hile o u t h routes are Cicero north of Roo- sevelt, Pulaski, Kedzie north of Fullerton and California south of Chicago. The plan announced in September by Mayor Daley fol- lowing a study by James V. Fitzpatrick, commissioner of streets and sanitation. entry coupons. -No- purchase is necessary and winners need not be present to win when prizes are drawn on Monday, Nov. 20. Crawford Department store, 4020 North, is not only partici- pating in the Value days sale but conducting its own tradi- tional Crawford days sale the same four days. This is Crawford's "sale of the For months buyers have been combing the market for outstanding values, and when the sale ends Saturday night all goods will go back to their regular price. "This should be one of the greatest sales in our 50-year Officials of Logan Square YMCA display architect drawing of Y building with planned swimming pool addition at board meeting Wednesday at the Y. From left are Ronald D. Thomp- son, executive director, John Symons, Symons Manufacturing Co., chairman of capital campaign committee, Herbert Altbolz, Inlander-Steindler Paper Co., vice chairman, Fred Sorensen. Sorensen Paint Co., secretary, and Bruce Krasberg, R. Kras- berg and Sons, board chairman. Door-to-Door campaign last weekend sught to raise of needed for new pool. GETS ISRAEL MEDAL George M. Eisenberg, 4100 Fullerton, will be presented with the Israel Defense Medal by Mrs. Golda Meir, former foreign minister of Israel, at a banquet in her honor at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Sheraton-Chicago hotel. He is among 19 persons cited for "outstanding financial assistance to Israel during and immediately after the June Six-Day War." ROY DIMBERG said Alan Garber, president. "The merchandise is of the highest quality and the sale prices represent gen- nine savings in every depart- ment." "Shopping at North and Crawford can be such said Chamber President Roy Dimberg of Vollendorfs, 3944 Vorth, who also pointed out ;hat "many merchants have seen in buiness over 35 years in :he same location, offering friendly service and honest values. "We are also extremely proud of the integrity afforded the area by such institutions as the Pioneer bank, Woolworth's, The Crawford Department store. The American Home Sav- ings and Loan Assn., along with countless other fine speciality shops for men, women, children and the home." The Crawford store sale starts at a.m. today. Thursday and Friday hours will be to 9 p.m. and Saturday to Free parking is available in the Pioneer Bank parking lot after banking hours today, Thursday and Friday nights. RETIRES FROM BANK Mrs. Alpha 1951 Humboldt, a silver receiving teller at the Northern Trust Co., has retired after 15 years service with the bank.
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