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Mont Clare-Galewood News (Newspaper) - July 17, 1968, Chicago, Illinois Street Corner Theater Chicago's first homemade rolling showboat will soon take to the streets under the aus- pices of the Chicago Committee on Urban Opportunity, accord- ing to Dr. Deton J Brooks, Jr., CCUO's executive director. The showmobile, known offi- c i a 11 y as the Neighborhood Youth Corps Mobile Theater, will it possible this sum- mer for residents of many com- munities to see good, live the- ater on the street corners ef their own neighborhoods. It was revealed that at least four West-Northwest Side appearances are sched- uled. The entire program is a pro- ject of the Neighborhood Youth Corps, which is responsible for providing work training and job experience for young people be- tween 16 and 22 years old. En- rollees are draws from out of school youth who meet'certain poverty criteria. The Mobile Theater is the product of the corps labor from start to finish. Mounted on a truck body, the theater unfolds to disclose a large stage capa- ble of accommodating a chorus of 100 complete with backdrops, props and proscenium It is completely independent and performances could be giv- en in a .ploughed field if neces- sary, according to Tom Dor- wart, the project supervisor who designed the theater. The 4ft-member cast also is made up of NYC members, according to Val Gray Ward, who has been working with the amateur group since last winter as drama director. During the summer of 1968, two plays will be offered. They are "Day of Absence" and "Happy Ending" both by Douglas Turner Ward. "Most of the cast never had seen a legitimate stage play much less performed in one themselves prior to becoming part of the Mobile according to Mrs Ward. The stage experience Is in- tended to provide them with the ability to work as part of a team, the art of self expression and self confidence, as well as offering a cultural experience to an estimated people who will see the performances. A tentative schedule has been assembled for appearances of the Mobile Theater contingent upon delivery of sound ment. All of the locations are in city areas where live is a rarity. The theater ties in with May- or Richard J. Daley's summer "Reach Out" program, provid- ing an opportunity for audi- ences to learn of the multitude of other summer programs available in areas of employ- ment, recreation and training. For further information, call "Reach Out" at 744-3211. MONT CLARE-GALEWOOD NEWS Plan Mock Convention Members of Young Democrat and Young Re- publican groups of Illinois and Cook county present their respective posters and banners backing candidates for mock national conven- tion sponsored Jointly by two organizations in conjunction with Toastmasters International. Mock convention win be held at B p.m. July 26 at Forest Park Recreation building, 7501 Harri- son, Forest Park. It is said to be first bi-parti- san effort in 10 years by the two political or- ganizations. From left are Ray Carvis, county chairman of Young Democrats; Sidney Sexner, Young Dems state president; Bob Stocking, Young GOP county chairman, and George Croker, state Young GOP president. Willing Willie Chicago's Oldest Neighborhood Answer Man Headers are invited to send questions on civic problems that aeed to be tackled to Willing Willie, Community Publications, 4906 W. Chicago are., Chicago, Uli, Area Parks Host Band Concerts Please tell me why no flags fly in the East and West Garfield Park neighborhoods. Many of the buildings have flag poles but no flags. Are we still a part of Amer- Concerned Garfieldian. Willie admits he doesn't know the answer, but perhaps some- one living in the community who has a flag pole but doesn't fly a flag will tell us why. We can only conjecture that householders are either apathetic or simply can't afford to buy flags and that it is not due to any patriotism. Perhaps someone in the communities yon mention can tell a? why. Some weeks ago I found a 1967 St. Phillip Basilica High school ring in the alley at the back of my home, with the initials "R. R. P." I'd like to return it to the young man who lost it, but don't know how to find the S. We checked with St. Philip High school and found the name of the owner. A call to the owner's home disclosed the fact that the owner had told his family about losing his class ring just before he entered the Army. The young man is now stationed at Fort Leonard Wood. His brother volunteered to pick up the ring and send it to the Army man, who, said the brother, "would be very happy to get it back." There is a 5-foot fence built up to the sidewalk at the southwest corner of Lockwood and Huron. Motorists driving east on Huron cannot see anything coming on Lockwood to the south until right up to the intersection. I consider tlus a grave menace to motorists. There have been several The fence is built on the owner's property. Between the fence and the curb are the sidewalk and wide parkway. The fence does not obstruct view of the intersection for a motorist driving east on Huron or north on Lockwood. The trouble is not the fence, as a motorist driving east in Huron and going at moderate speed, not more than 15 miles per hour, has unimpeded view of cars on Lockwood before entering the intersection. What causes acci- dents there is the excessive speed of cars. I'd like to thank you and that wonderfully kind Mr. Filippini of the 36th ward yard. After listening for 24 hours to the pitiful meows of a cat seemingly marooned on the flat roof of a garage at the back of an apartment buHding, I called the fire deparment asking they get the cat down. "Call the Anti-cruelty society." I was curt- ly told. The woman at the Society was completely indif- ferent. Then I called you and you called Mr. Filippini Within minute? a truck was here to get the cat off the According to Mr. Filippini, the cat upon hearing the truck pull into the alley jumped to a porch adjoining and a little lower than the garage roof then calmly walked down to the yard. But then, there's no foretelling what a cat will do in advance. From your third floor window you couldn't see the porch or know that the cat was able to get off the roof had it wanted to. Oh, by the way, did you know it was a one-eyed cat? Six West-Northwest side band concerts are scheduled for the remainder of July, announced Ann Higgins, director of music for the Chicago Park District. All of these free concerts by the American Federation of Musicians Local 10-208 will start at 7 p.m. except the July 21 show at Garfield Park, which is scheduled for 5 p.m. The park sites and dates in- clude: July 17 Austin Town Hall, 5610 Lake; July 19 Amundsen, 6200 Bloomingdale; July 21 Garfield Park, 100 N. Central Park, Humboldt Park, 1400 N. Sacramento; July 28- Humboldt Park, 1400 N. Sacra- mento; July 29 Riis Park, 6100 Fullerton. 10 From Austin Graduate From Books Course Ten Austin residents were among the 35 dedicated adults who completed an eight week training course as leaders of the Junior Great Books course held weekly in St. Angela's par- ish library, Potomac and Mas- sasoit. Completing the course July 11 conducted by Robert Sandberg of Junior Great Books founda- tion were, Mrs. Angele Del- Porte, 847 N. Parkside; Mrs. Mildred Melcher, 1324 N. Wall- er; Mrs. Mary Catherine Tra- cy, 1433 N. Parkside, Larry Bonin, 1248 N. Monitor; Patri- cia Madl, 1345 N. Menard; Mrs. Joan Masterson, 1000 N. Aus- tin; Mrs. Ann Marie Gillespie, 5931 Walton; Mrs. Kay Sgarbos- sa, 1059 N. Mayfield. Mrs. Pa- tricia Saraz, 1019 N. Mayfield and Henry Przestwor, 5248 Ad- ams. 29 NO. 19 4906 W. CHICAGO AVE. WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 1968 By ytw At Nmutaatft ISe a 1 SECTIONS U PAGES 'Surprise' Injunction Delays Demolition Work on Laundry A "surprise" injunction t o halt demolition of the aban- doned laundry building at 409 N. Laramie was issued late last Friday by Judge Richard Na- politano apparently just a few hours after another Housing court judge had refused to issue a similar order. Van Wrecking bad-started de- molishing the Leamington side of the building acting on: a dem- olition order handed out by Judge Franklin Krai. However, late last week Van Wrecking was told to halt all work after the building owner had obtained a temporary stay, claiming he had not had time to remove all of his equipment from the struc- ture. On Friday, Judge Krai is said to have told David Weber that he had indeed had plenty of time to get his equipment out since fhe judge three months ago had ordered the building vacated and demolished. But apparently later In the day W e b e r 's representatives convinced Judge Napolitano that their client needed more time. The judge immediately contacted Van Wrecking and told them there would be no more demolition work on the building until further investiga- tion of the case. A spokesman for Van Wreck- ing said that although the order came as a surprise "naturally our firm will abide by the order" but said it was unfortunate that such an injunction was issued since the partially demolished building was left in a hazardous and dangerous condition. He said that when his com- pany received instructions to pull out, the building was left without being boarded up and loose bricks were in danger of falling. He pointed out that in cases such as this, the wrecking com- pany cannot board up a partial- ly demolished building. That obligation, he stated, lies either with the city or the building owner. "As far as I ha told Community Publications Mon- day afternoon, 'those loose bricks and other dangerous con- ditions still exist there." The laundry has been unused for some time and its demoli- tion has been one of the prime projects of the Organization for a Better Austin's Housing com- mittee. Harry L a B a d i e, who has helped spearhead the OBA drive, said the condition of the building is a hazard to youngsters and to anyone who happens to pass by as high winds had apparently loos- ened bricks. OBA succeeded in getting the ease before the Housing court almost a year ago and in May Judge Krai himself came out to inspect the building. At that time he ordered im- mediate destruction of a 100- foot smoke stack that was in danger of toppling and also gave Weber 30 days to bring the building up to standards. Weber apparently failed to comply within that time and Judge Krai issued the demoli- tion order and Van Wrecking, awarded the contract, began its work on the Leamingron side of the building early last week. That however, name to a standstill when Weber ob- tained his temportary staying order. That order became more than just temporary when Judge Napolitano issued the or- der to halt all demolition. OK Transfer Of School Funds Any hope for the erection of a new elementary school in the Austin area in 1968 has gone Has Anybody Seen Terry? When a cherry-bomb was set off near the Clarence Audens home, July 5, it so frightened "Terry" a fox terrier, that the dog jumped through the kitchen screen door, ran through the yard and into the alley. Except for a fleeting glimpse the dog running in a nearby street and a report by a neigh- bor that "Terry" had been seen sleeping in front of a gas sta- tion, no further word of the missing dog has come to the The Audens, who are offering a reward for the return of the dog said they 'felt "particularly bad" about Terry's disappear- ance because the dog did not belong to them. They were car- ing for it in the absence of the dog's owner, Ed Linski, a mail- man and friend of the Audens family. "Terry" is described as a 12- year old brown, white and black dog of mixed breed with the terrier strain predominat- ing. He has a worn spot on his tail. The Audens may be reached by calling 772-7851. f Terry's Missing Missing dog and his owner, Mailman Ed Linski. out the window. The Board of Education last week unanimously approved a recomendation by school super- intendent James Redmond to transfer which has been al- located for a new area school. By a vote 10-0, the board OK'd Redmond's proposal and those funds now will be used for a variety of things involving schools throughout the city. Officially, Redmond said the transfer of the funds are availa- ble "because the planning of the (Austin elementary school) project will not developed far enough by the end of the year to permit awarding of con- tracts in 1968. 1 V However, some believe the failure of Austin's two leading organizations to agree on a site for the school went a long way toward the decision. The Town Hall assembly has insisted that the new school be built south of Lake st. while the rival Organization for a Better Austin has been equally force- ful in urging that it be erected in the urban renewal area bounded by Lake, Parkside, Waller and Ohio. Redmond said that by no means does the traasfer mean tijat a school will not be built. He pointed out that funds could be made availa- ble immediately and added that last week's reallocation of the funds "does not re- move an Austin elementary school from the planning." Both members of THA and OBA attended last Wednesday's board meeting, Will Laundry Come Down? This dangerous situation was created last week order. Van officials said they could not board after Van Wrecking was forced to stop by a up partially destroyed building since that obli- court order demolition of abandoned laundry gation lies with building owner. Weber had building in 400 block ef N, Laramie and N. claimed he did not have enough time to re- Leamington when building owner David Weber move somt of his equipment, was able to obtain a temporary stay the Austin Area Businessman Honored by Native State Austin businessman, Harold Warp, a historian and author, was recently honored with two awards for his contributions to history and education by the state of Nebraska and his home town of Minden, Neb. Warp received the distin- guished service award in edu- cation from the trustees of the Nebraska State college, pre- sented to him by Gov. Norbert T. Tiemaon; he also was hon- ored by Minden which designa- ted a special dajr as Harold Warp day on the 15th anniver- sary of the founding of the Har- old Warp Pioneer village. The distinguished service award is presented to Nebras- ka State graduates or persons who have made significant contributions to the state and the nation and gained nation- al prominence, explained Dr. Milton K. Hassel, head of Kearney State college, Kear- ney, Neb. Warp, youngest of 12 chil dren, attended school at Min- den, and to complefc h''s hign school education, worked on a newspaper part time. He learned the printing trade and published a cookbook for home economists and a set of records for rural postmen while still a teenager. v. TV. ffiOd T" lil IjZl, 01. Lfie age Ol Warp came to Chicago and founded the Warp Bros. Flex- 0-Glass Co., Inc. at 1100 N. Cicero, a pioneer in the plas- tics field. As a historian Warp has been instrumental in the restoration of Fort Kearney, and with the late internationally famous his- torian Dr. Howard Driggs, was responsible for tracing and es- tablishing the Great Mormon and Oregon Trails of the Pi- oneers who traveled by Conestoga Wagons. But of all the contributions to his fellow man, the Pioneer Village at Minden, his home town in Nebraska, is his greatest single effort. Most people collect different things; stocks, bonds, cou- pons, stamps or art, but Warp collected a settlement of 22 buildings most re- more than historical items, all showing how America grew. Covering the from 1830 to the present, it is a living me- morial to his pioneer parents and their fellow settlers who sought the liberty and freedom afforded by the United States. Nationally praised by publica- tions as one of the top 17 tourist attractions in the United States, it is described as one of the best-planned and most compre- hensive collections of Ameri- cana that shows the changes ef everyday items of ordinary man, as well as the inventions that gave rise to America's growth. This undertaking has been the accomplishment of many years of research, of travel and development. It is still growing. Warp's background in develop- ing this memorial to the Ameri- can ideal has served him as consultant to five states in forming and guiding the Old West Trails foundation. He not only counseled but created the symbol of the five state pro- gram. Warp is an enthusiastic sportsman, enjoying flying, boating, fishing and hunting. He is also the author of a number of books, including one which describes his boyhood in Ne- braska: "Over The Hill and Past Our He compiled a complete chronology entitled "The His- tory of Man's Progress" from 1830 to the present. In 1958, after a goodwill trip to Russia with a group of businessmen, he wrote the booklet: "Rus- sia, As I Saw It." In it he accurately predicted Russia's adoption of America's meth- ods of production and ing systems. Leading Artists At Art Workshop There are sfili a few oppor- tunities to enroll in the Austin Art Workshop which will run from July 23 to Aug. 31, at the Austin Methodist Church, at 502 N. Central. The workshop will offer a six-week session in painting on Tuesdays from to p.m. and one in sculpting on Thurs- days, to p.m. A child- ren's workshop will be held Sat- urday mornings from 10 to 12. Call Mrs. Judy Zavoyski at MA 6-3989 for further details. Professional artists from the Austin area will direct these sessions. Some of those participating Mrs. Lois Palmer Hnth, sculptor of ter- ra-cotta figures, who has ex- hibited at all of the local art fairs as well as out of state. Mrs. Hath has won numerous awards and her work is in private collections in hundreds of homes as well as civic institutions and com- mercial and professional es- tablishments. Stewart Purinton, unified arts teacher, retired from the pal Park School District, special- ized in two and three dimen' sional designs in wood. Jo Ellen Herbst has exhibited in ten one-man shows years in the area sponsored by the We_st Suburban Artists Guild. Miss Herbst has also participated in numerous group showings anc has won many awards. Lars Fletre, is a Norwegian trained sculptor whose chiei medium is wood. He is director and orginator of the Vossing Art Studio. Marvin Wolbert, a teacher at fhe Harrington Middle School of Harrington, 111. has exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago in the "Chicago Area Artists" show, in "New Horizons ir Sculpture" at McCormick Place and Marina Towers, at the 102( Gallery "Twenty Chicago Sculptors" and other shows. H< is presently working with Th( Contemporary Art Group Ev anston Art Center and Gary Ar Center.
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