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   South Austin News (Newspaper) - May 30, 1968, Chicago, Illinois                                The Cradle of My Love 'Man of The Year' A smiling Aid. Thomas J. Casey still on crutches as he recuperates from serious illness which hospitalized him for several months, receives plaque honoring him as "Austin's Man of the Year" at testimonial banquet last Saturday. Pre- senting award from Austin Youth Community committee is Anthony Sorrentino of Illinois Youth commission. More than attended AYCC event at IBEW hall and heard Casey praised for his service to youth of Austin and "sacrifice he has displayed in his capacity as a public servant." 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 Ave., Chicago, HI., 60651. I have called the alderman's office twice in the last month to pick up an old hot water tank which is in my backyard. Each time they promised to pick it up the McDevitt i following week and it's still here. Willie, would you Morrissey. please try your luck and see if you could get a response I would be grateful to you as-it the lawn and doesn't look too P. M. A check by the ward sanitation bureau disclosed that the tank is under the porch. Workers are not permitted to remove Items from private property. A ward yard foreman will ask the owner of the property to move the tank into the alley for pickup this week. Can you do anything to make the corner from 1300 N. Central and a few houses north past this corner more presentable? There is always a lot of water there and cars turning west go over this curb right into the mud, splashing persons waiting for a bus. People are talking about making Austin look well. This corner certainly is not a pleasant sight. Please, please do something about it! I don't like to see our neighborhood deteriorate be- cause of Bus Traveler. For the answer to this and to many other problems on the West-Northwest Side, Willie went to Louis J. DeMarco, area 5 coordinator for Mayor Daley's Citizen's committee for a clean- er Chicago. DeMarco, a hard working city employe who takes his job seriously, checked the corner, found it as stated and got in touch with the proper city department. He reported that the curbing at the corner is all broken and will be replaced as MOD as possible. Meanwhile, the corner will receive a buildup of top soil which should temporarily alleviate the situation until curbing is installed. a The alley behind 5148 Madison is full of holes. Also behind 5828-38 Washington. J. C. Again, busy area 5 coordinator, Louis DeMarco, was asked to check. Re did and reported that the holes would be filled in May 27 or 28 so that by the time this is published the work should have been completed. Would like an explanation of why we get almost no water in homes in the area of the 7100 block of Medil during the months of May through November. It's so bad we can't shower, flush toilets, etc., much less wate lawns. Homes here are all faced with the same problem I pity any, of us in the event of a all be out o luck. What can we do about C. Your troubles are over, according to William Costello, super- vising plumbing inspector for the water and sewers depart- ment. New feeder mains have been installed to support your area. Installation was completed last Thursday but a leak developed. It was a minor bit of trouble and by the time you read this you and your neighbors should be getting an ample supply of water. x V With the primary elections just around the corner, a group of us ladies have been holding koffee-klatches dis- cussing the various candidates, their records, campaign promises, and the like. During a lull in the conversation there ever can be a lull when a bunch of women are came up with the question: What are origins of the donkey and elephant as political party symbols? So I told the gals "there's only one way to find B. Although it is not really clear as to why he chose the donkey for the Democrats and the elephant for the GOP, Funk and Wagualls Standard Encyclopedia credits Thomas Nast with creating the symbols. Nast, whose cartoons and caricatures were carried in Harper's Weekly in the early 1870's, tagged the parties with the two animals as he attacked New York's Tweed political role. Memorial Day Parade At 3 Today Austin's Memorial Day pa- rade will step off from Young school, 1434 N. Parkside, at 3 p.m. today (Thursday) as the community pays ho mage to America's war dead. Sponsored by the Services council of the Town Hall assem- >ly, the parade will move from ;he school to Central and pro- ceed south in Central to Austin Town Hall where special cere- monies are planned. Am o n g dignitaries sched- uled to take part in the rites is U.S. Sen. Charles Percy. Guest speaker will be Brig. Gen. Howard T. Markey, commander of the 126th Air Refueling wing of the Illinois Air National Guard. Others who will appear on the speakers platform are U.S. long. Daniel Ronan, State Sen. Thomas A. M c G1 o o n, State Reps. Robert McPartlin, Laur- ence D i P r i m a and Bernard McDevitt and Judge Emmett Oh native land, the cradle of my love for thee: That from my birth did suckle, nurse and shelter me; And gave me hope, and freedom's dignity to wear; With Lincoln. Washington and Jefferson: as peers! n Thy constitution; guardian angels wrote and blessed; And here "THE RIGHTS OF in deed are manifest. No lineage, color, rank or class; great or small, Is favored in this noble document; but in Oh to what-radiant heights, my spirit soars. When marching forth, from dusty books of ancient lore, The shades of grim-faced chiefs pass by in bright array; With muted shapes of heroes strewn along the way. IV Some sleep within the country churchyard where they fell; Where tolled the self-same bell to rally and as knell. While some at sea; and others far away from home, Have found their bed of glory in some foreign tomb. V Just as the darkest night precedes the dawning day. Whose coppered flames the shadows of the night betrav: So did at Saratoga, victory, first disjoin, The secret British plans of meeting with Burgoyne. VI Far from their native land, these answered freedom's call: Pulaski and De Kalb, to earn our flag as palL Kosciusko, De Grasse, La Fayette and Rochambeau; With bold Von Steuben, helped the tyrant overthrow. VII Oft; I, with Meriwether Lewis travelled west; Across the prairies, mountains, streams; upon his quest. Or wept beside his grave upon the Natchez Trace; And, as his bitter heart, a sad and lonely place. vin Hark! Faintly blaring through the years, the bugles blow As hope is lost and death stalks through the Alamo. And all is still beneath the blazing Texas skies; Till San Jacinto rings with as battle cry. IX And then incarnadined by fratricidal war: Your aching, bleeding, mother's heart, with tears forbore, And tender-pressed both Blue and Gray close to your breast; And paid this fearful price, to champion the oppressed. X Now green, miasmic vapors spread their deadly fumes. O'er those who strangling, lie in mired trenches; doomed. Some carve with blood-drenched bayonets their holy names; When Belleau Wood then Argonne Forest they reclaim. XI Two peaceful decades pass; perhaps a little more, When death rains on Pearl Harbor and Corregidor. And Honor weeps neath infamy's brazen heel; To rise again, in victory, on sea and field. XII No victor's iron fist encircles conquered lands, But with compassion's heart extends a helping hand. Or in the second war's continuum; becalms, With aid, Korea's troubled peace and Viet Nam's. XIII All roads that at your Pantheon of Heroes merge; Began with bloody footprints in the snow at Valley Forge. Then from New Orleans, Gettysburg and old San Juan, And Chateau Thierry, Salerno and Pusan. XIV How hollow sound the bells that peal the battle's end; When those we loved most dear, shall ne'er return again! No greater love than this hath anyone; to give A precious life, a dream and youth; that freedom XV How can these artless fingers scribe thy wondrous tale? Where find the stately words, your lofty peaks to scale? I leave to others, far better in rhyme than me, To tell thy epic tale. 1, but record, my love for thee JULIAN LAWRENCE JANUS SOUTH AUSTIN NEWS VOL. 29 NO. 12 4906 W. CHICAGO AVE. THURSDAY, MAY 30, 1968 By Mail J4.50 year At Newsstands 15e a copy 2 SECTIONS U PAGES Many marching units, includ- ing Austin High's ROTC unit and drum and bugle corps, and floats ate expected to take part in the parade. Meanwhile people are expected to attend traditional Memorial Day field masses in Mt. Carmel, Queen of Heaven and Our Lady of Sorrows ceme- teries. Separate programs will be held in each cemetery and cer- emonies, including the custom- ary parade to the mass sites, will begin at 10 a.m. The field mass will begin at a.m. Memorial services, including the rifle salute and taps will follow the mass. Participating in the pro- grams besides the relatives and Mends of those interred in the cemeteries, will be rep- resentative groups from the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Am vets. Cath- olic War Veterans, civic and parish organizations. Police Vow To "Lean Hard' On Southeast Austin Gang Cmdr. Mark Thanasouras of the Austin police district last Wednesday' promised to order the district tactical unit to "lean real hard" on a gang of youths hi the vicinity of Fulton and Laramie. Vandalism, drinking, suspect- ed sex parties and other depre- dations attributed to the gang was the major concern of the approximately 100 persons who attended the May meeting of the Austin police-community workshop at St. Thomas Aqui- nas church. As he promised to break up the gang, "starting Thanasouras said: "When the mommas and poppas start calling the su- perintendent (James P. Con- lisk, city superintendent of I want some of you to go to the superintendent and support me." The promise to deal more strongly with the gang, some of whom are "regulars" at the Austin station according to the commander, was made in the discussion period after a talk by Patrick A. Tuite, assistant state's attorney in the criminal courts, on the rights and re- sponsibilities of the citizen. >K Tuite summarized the rights to citizens guaranteed in the Constitution's Bill of Rights as "the right to be left alone, by your neighbor, by the police, by anyone." He said, "Your rights go only so far that they do not encroach on the rights of your neigh- bors." He gave as an example Drop Hay UGC, New Group Urges A proposal to do away with the Hay Upper Grade center was unanimously adopted last week at a hastily called meet- ing of the Heart of Austin Com- munity council. The newly formed group, which had held its second ing only a week before, called the "emergency" conference at Our Lady Help of Christians tu- ditorium Thursday "because of the urgency of this matter." Jim Connelly, temporary chairman of the council's ed- it c a t i o n committee, told a gathering of some 150 that immediate action is needed "if we are to present our pro- posals to the board of educa- tion in time to get this pro- gram into operation by next school year." Under the Heart of Austin plan, the seventh grade of the Hay UGC would be eliminated at the end of this school term and the eighth by as early as possible in the 1968-69 school year. Connelly said that with the new addition to Spencer school ready by September, 1968, "the need for an upper grade center at Hay will cease to exist." zoning laws which limit the use one may make of his own prop- erty. "One's greatest responsibil- ity is to condnct himself so that he does not impinge on the rights of the at- torney continued. He pointed out that individual rights be- come more restricted in ur- ban societies because of in- creases in population. Citizens can best protect and retain their rights by helping the "police to take out of the community those who take as their rights the right to impinge on the rights of rob- bers, the burglars, the While the Bill of Rights some- times seems to protect those who should not be protected, to the disadvantage of society, the rights apply to all citizens, good as well as bad, Tuite said, and this works to the advantage of the good citizen in the long run. "If you deny one person his rights, you must worry about being deprived of your own rights." (Continued on Page 3) There were a couple of ques- tions from the floor asking whether the opening of the new Spencer addition would alle- viate the overcrowding situa- tion. It was pointed out that the addition would be able to pro- vide classroom space for 400 pupils, but that the estimated Spencer enrollment for next year is an additional 800 stu- dents. Connelly said that "while we agree there is a serious over- crowding problem there (at we don't see why Hay should be the answer to the entire problem. Its similar to robbing Peter to pay Paul." The Heart of Austin's posi- tion, Connelly declared, "is that Hay alone shouldn't be forced to eat up this surplus and overflow of Spencer stu- dents when there are empty classrooms in schools to the north." Mrs. Juanita Mitchell, who was seated at the speakers ta- ble along with six other HACC members to answer questions from the floor, said that if Spencer still has an overcrowd- ed condition after the new addi- The HACC, Connelly went tion is opened, that more mo- would ask the board of educa- bile units should be pressed into operation. X She claimed that mobiles "aren't half as bad as some people would have you believe" and she added that the units could solve a pressing need "both for Spencer and Hay." Although Connelly said at the (Continued on Pagt 3) tion to place Hay immediately under the Redmond plan which calls for a racial quota of 85 per cent white and 15 per cent Negro in elementary schools. It is claimed by HACC that under the UGC set np, the number of Negroes in the seventh and eighth grades is almost 70 per cent. Aid. Casey: 1 Do Not Back Sloan' Aid. Thomas J. Casey, has denounced the unauthorized use of his name in support of the candidacy of James Sloan for the office of Democratic committeeman of the 37th Ward, and denied categorically his alleged endorsement of Sloan for ward committeeman. "It has been brought to my Aid. Casey said, "that I am alleged to have en- dorsed Jim Sloan for the office of Democratic ward committee- man. Nothing could be further from the truth." The Alderman added, "I am 100 percent behind Art McGloon in his candidacy for reelection as ward commit- t e e m a n. He has reflected great credit upon the office and upon the party he repre- sents, and he has earned the admiration and the respect of the people he has served so well." The Alderman continued "Art McGloon has administered the office of ward committee- man with efficiency, with pru- dence, and with equity. He has dedicated himself to the service of all of the people of Austin, and has sponsored the adoption of constructive programs to en- courage the continued progress of our c o m m u n i t y and our ward." "Art McGloon is indisputably the most qualified person for the office of ward committee- m a n; and I am personally proud and happy to endorse his candidacy t h e r e f o Casey concluded. Youthful Heroes Honored Dennis Joyce 1532 N. Lawler, and two pected criminals. Joyce apprehended a burglar other youths chat with Deputy police superin- he surprised in the act of ransacking the Joree tendent James M. Rochford after they were home in March. Other recipients of award are awarded department's Citizens Awards of Ap- John Trautman (second from left) and Mi- preciation for heroic action in the arrest of sus- chael Tallaksen. Area Youth Gets Top Polite Award for Nabbing Burglar IN VIRGINIA Yeoman First Class Roger L. Hull, husband of the former Miss Suzanne J. Barber, of 4919 Hirsch, is attached to the Naval Amphibious school at Little Creek, Va. A 17-year-old West Side, youth, who chose to "become" "involved" rather than let a burglary suspect escape, has been awarded the Chicago po- lice department's C i t i z e n 's Award of Appreciation. Dennis Joyce, 1532 N. Lawler, and 14 others were presented with the awards which are giv- en to citizens for aiding police in their fight on crime. The awards are part of the depart- ment's Operation Crime Stop which, since its inception in 1964, has seen more than arrests made as the result of citizen cooperation. Joyce is credited with help- ing to capture a burglary sus- pect he surprised in the pro- cess of ransacking the Joyce home. A neighbor, James Keating, 1538 N. Lawler, was also nominated for the citi- zen's award. However, Keat- ing, a city fireman, was una- ble to attend last week's cere- monies The apprehension of the sus- pect occured March 8. Joyce returned home early in the af- ternoon and surprised the man while he was attempting to bur- glarize the bedroom. When the offender attempted to flee, Joyce charged him and wrestled him to the floor. The suspect beat Joyce about the head with a radio he had taken, and then started out the back door. Joyce again tackled the man and the two rolled onto a rear porch. Keating heard the youth's cries for help, and after calling police, rushed to Joyce's aid. The two subdued the suspect and held him until 15th district officers arrived. Austin police district Cmdr. Mark Thanasouras, who rec- ommended Joyce and Keating for the award, said the arrest j of the suspect apparently cleared up a long string of burglaries in West Side homes. Two other men, Norbert Na- shan and Charles Miles, also received the citizen's award for capturing a suspected car thief. ft Nashan and Miles, glaziers for the board of education, were working at the Calhoun Elementary school, 2833 Ad- ams, last Jan. 17 when they ob- served two suspicious men watching a teacher-nurse park- ing her car in the school lot. Thinking the two were after the woman, who, by this time was out of sight, the two gla- ziers ran to her assistance. In- stead, they found the woman had already entered the build- ing. They also found one of the men behind the wheel of the woman's car about to drive it away, and the other man about to get into the car. The first man was held until the llth district police officers ar- rived, the second escaped when Nashan slipped on the ice and felL Deputy Superintendent James M. Rochford, who presented the awards, said: "We have been dismayed, from time to hear- ing of the unwillingness of citi- zens to help police when they witnessed crimes; or citizens too apathetic and indifferent refusing to go to the aid of an- other human being in distress. However, they ar a minority." Award Contract for Incinerator A contract for for mechanical equipment to be in- stalled in the incinerator plant being built at Kenton and Chi- cago Monday was awarded to International Boiler Works, a subsidiary ofOvitron Corp., Stroudsburg, Pa., and Midwes- co Enterprises, 1650 N. Elston. Bids are to be sought soon tor the building to house the equip- ment. Initial grading, laying of sewers and construction of a permanent access road is al- ready in progress. The work is being done by Thomas Madden, contractors. International Boiler and Midwesco were the apparent low bidders when bids were opened in mid-April. Con- struction of the building and related structures are expect- ed to cost about S5 million. The incinerator, the o i t y's fourth, will have a capacity of tons of refuse a day, the municipal refuse incin- erator in the nation. If the city should decide to turn to refuse compaction, a process now being tested, the new plant can be converted, ac- cording to Milton P i k a r s k y, public works commissioner. Pikarsky said the incinerator, which will burn per cent of the refuse, will have pollution control equipment fchat will ex- ceed the most stringent regula- tions now in force.   

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