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   South Austin News (Newspaper) - November 6, 1968, Chicago, Illinois                                Waltz Around Again, Otie SOUTH AUSTIN NEWS Vol. 29 NoT 35 4906 W CHICAGO AVE. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1968 22 PAGES TWO SECTIONS Cong. Ronan, Rostenkowski Annunzio Lead Local Races Set Veteran Day Services Members of Henry A. Honack VFW post and Its auxiliary rehearse scene which will be re- peated by organizations on West- Northwest Side this weekend in observance of Veterans day which will be marked officially on Nov. 11. Day pays tribute to war dead of America in many wars. Memorial services at Honack post will take place at p.m. Nov. 9 and other VFW, Legion and veterans groups will hold similar memorials. Placing flowers on mock grave at Honack headquarters, 1642 N. Pulaski, is auxiliary president Marge Warp while standing, from left, are Rocco Gandolfo, post commander; Sylvester Dianna, junior vice commander; Bob Davis, past junior command- er, and Paul Schnider, chaplain. Chicago's Oldest Neighborhood Answer Man Readers are invited to send questions on civic problems that need to be tack'sd to Willing Willie, Community Pablications, 4906 W. Chicago Chicago, Illi, 60651, My mother's water bills jumped from a high of in 1960 to for two months in 1967. The tenants are still the same, no new water using appliances have been added either. The water is metered: The water department said meter readings were correct. We looked into the meter sewer and found it half-filled with water and still dripping. We called the department, the men came out and admitted there was a broken pipe or leak and said it could cause the meter to register. Said they'd be back soon. But nothing so F.B. Thorough checks by the water distribution bureau revealed no leaks affecting your meter. There was a leak on the street side of the roundway, said a spokesman for the department but this had nothing to do with nor would it affect meter readings. "It's not our he reported. You may have a leaky faucet, flush box, etc., that could be causing your bills to go up. The best thing to do, he advises, is to get a licensed plumber to check it out. About the city workmen stating your meter could be affected by the leak, the spokesman said he believed you were misinformed by the men or misunderstood them. A contractor who was to have remodeled my porch did not complete the job leaving part of the gutter hang- ing down, light fixture not connected, etc. And, when I turned the doorknob it came off I paid him in full be- fore checking to see that the job completed to my satisfaction. Now I can't get him to come back. He keeps putting me off with one excuse or another. Can you T. r 5 contractor uho said he had intention of finishing the work which he described as "minor." He had no v.i.. o Alienee jou and said that he had planned to send a man to complete the work today or tomorrow. He was very j cooperative and Willie is sure he will keep his promise. I live on the 5200 block of Van Buren. Water pressure is so bad that I find myself without water for hours at a time. Can anything be done to alleviate the S.B. The same day we called the Central district of the water distribution bureau, a work crew was dispatched to check. The crew found that the water service pipe going into yonr building was of iron which was badly corroded. That's why you couldn't get pressure on the second floor. The building code calls for lead piping. You are advised to call in a plumber to replace the iron pipes with lead pipes and your troubles will be over. The crew j checked the rest of the block and found no trouble with water pressure. Alert Bank Teller Foils Check Ring An alert bank teller has been credited !y her employers and police with playing a instru- mental part in the capture of two men and a woman who, it is believed, were members of a bad-eheck passing ring which had been victimizing West- Northwest Side banks. The trio were apprehended by Area 5 detectives last Thursday as they attempted to cash what later proved to be stolen checks at the Capitol bank, Fullerton and Cicero. Warned earlier in the week to be on the look out for members of the gang, Jobeth Liture, a teller at Capitol, tripped a hidden alarm when the two men attempted to cash a check. The woman was arrested outside the bank as she sat in a get-away car. In what late last night was turning out surprisingly to be a topsy-turvy national vote, the West-Northwest Side's three Democratic incumbent U.S. congressmen seemed well on their way to re-election. Also, Edward Hanrahan, Democratic candidate for Cook county state's attorney, ap- peared to be successful in his bid for that post as he posted an early lead over his GOP opponent Robert O'Rourke. One of the big surprises ap- peared to -be the early lead piled up by William G. Clark in his effort to unseat Everett Dirksen for U.S. Senator. How- ever, the early returns do not include downstate Ulinois, which-has always been strong- ly Republican. Likewise, the early lead accumulated by Gov. Samuel Shapiro over the GOP's Richard Ogilvie is based on mainly Chicago area re- turns. On the state level, GOP candidates for the Illinois general assembly were lead- ing in the only two contested Apprehended and charged with deceptive practices were Gene Barry, 34; Edward Ed- wards, 31, and Betty Collins, 22. The arrest took place shortly after p.m. last Thursday. It is believed that three had operated what is referred to as a "split deposit game" at five or six other banks in on the West-Northwest Side. At the time of Thursday's arrest po- lice were staked "out at another area bank acting on a tip that the trio would strike there. According to the bank's head cashier, Neil Caldwell. the "split deposit game" works this way: One of the members of the gang would open a saiall ac- count, usually S10 or S20. A day or so later they would be- gin to cash checks made out in amounts of SI50 to de- positing only in the ac- count and taking the rest m cash. Tellers and cashiers would only check their records to make sure the depositor had an account and then credit his account with the smaller amount and give the con-man the rest in cash. Slate Fund Drive For Retardees The West Side Mentally Re- tarded Children's Aid, founders and operators of the Austin Special School and Training center, will conduct a fund drive Nov. 17 through Nov. 23. The campaign is timed to coin- cide with the National Retarded Children's week. The training school and cen- ter, 411 N. Long main- tained by funds raised largely by door-to-door canvassing and is operated by school parents. Money donated during the drive is used for the benefit of the school and the center. Volunteers individuals1, clubs, or youth urged to volunteer for the can- vass and anyone interested is asked to get into touch with Mrs. Arthur Metallo, AU 7- 0212. Area Daughters Of Isabella Set Nov. 11 Party St. Angsla Circle 502, Daugh- ters of Isabella, will have a homecoming afternoon dessert luncheon social party Nov. 11 at 1 in Hall "A" of the LaFollette Park Fieldhouse, 1333 N. Lara- mie. Rita C. Ward, chairman, has announced that this party has been designated as "bring a friend and all mem- bers, former members and friends are most welcome. Miss Ward will be assisted by Mrs. John Corsiglia, Mary O'Connell and Mrs. Daniel R. Ward, and tho committee have planned a pleasant afternoon. 14th and where voters select three as- semblymen. As of 11 p.m. yesterday, in- complete returns showed Re- publicans Herbert F. Geisler and Jacob John Wolf, both in- cumbents, out in front with Democratic incumbent Kenneth W. Course leading stableraate John F. Leon for the third gen- eral assembly seat fram the 14th district. In the 15th disMct, incum- bent Peter Miller, 1 N. Ruth- erford, seemed assured of vic- tory but his GOP running mate Roger P. McAuliffe, 3239 N. Linder, was engaged in a stiff fight against Democrats Ber- nard B. Wolfe, 6052 N. Lawn- dale, an incumbent, and Thad- deus S. Lechowics 5058 Altgeld. The races for U.S. congress- men-- revealed last night that Daniel J. Rrnaa, 6th, Frank Annunzio, 7fh, and Dan- iel Rostenkowski, 8fch, were out in front in their bids for reelec- tion to the house of representa- tives. Ronan, seeking his third term, was appioximately ahead of his GOP foe Gerald Dolezal while Annnn- zio had a fairly comfortable lead over Thomas J. Lento, the Republican candidate. Rostenkowski also appeared to have a winning edge over the GOP hopeful, Henry S. K'aplin- ski. DANIEL RONAN FRANK ANNUNZIO DANIEL ROSTENKOWSKI These were the only locally contested races as in the other four state districts there were no contests. Assured of seats in the next session of the general are Dem- ocrats Edward J. Shaw, 2208 Walton, and Benedict 3303 Crystal, and Republican Louis Janczak, 2107 N. Western, in the 17th district; Robert F. McPartlin, 5251 Van and Lawrence DiPrima, 624 N. Drake, both Democrats, ard GOP assemblyman Bernard McDevitt, 21 N. Mason, 18th district; John P. Toughy, 400 E. Randolph, and Isaac Sims, 3100 Walnut, Democrats, and Louis F. Capuzi, 710 N. Rockwell, Re- publican, 19th district; Frank C. Wolf, 4046 26th, and G. Collins, 1626 S. Central Park, both Democrats, and Republi- can Lillian Karmazyn, 2245 S. Avers, 21st district. Otherwise, voters in West- Northwest Side wards were vot- ing pretty much with the early national and state trend. Clos- est race locally was the con- test for governor between Democratic incumbent Samu- uel Shapiro and GOP candi- date Richard Ogilvie. Incom- plete local totals at 11 p. m. last night gave Shapiro to Ogilvie's William G. Clark, 5258 Van Buren, former Illinois attor- ney general, was facing an uphill battle in his bid to un- seat Everett M. Dirksen as U.S. senator from Illinois. But he had an early edge over Dirksen at the 11 p.m. local count. In the race for president, West-Northwest Side voters were backing the Hubert Humphrey-Edmund M u s k i e ticket by 5 to 3 with the strong GOP downstate area still to be beard from. PETER MILLER BERNARD MC DEVITT ROBERT MC PARTLIN HERBERT GEISLER EDWARD HANRAHAN GUER1N MEETING The Guerin Mothers' club, 800] Belmont, River Grove, will meet at 8 p.m. on Nov. 11. Pre-Holiday Value Days Start Today Thanksgiving is still three weeks away, but shoppers in the North-Crawford section have special reasons to be thankful this week, because of value packed, money saving sales that are being offered in the neighborhood. Stores throughout the district are staging a pre-holiday Value days sale starting today (Wednesday.) Robert Williams, vice presi- dent of Pioneer bank, 4000 North, and president of the North-Crawford Chamber of Commerce, said "we hope all area residents will make the most of the great values available during ford Chamber" days. Early shoppers can really cash hi by shopping North-Crawford Chamber merchants now, during the pre-holiday sales announced in the pages of to- day's newspaper. You can al- ways get great value for your money at North and Craw- ford, whatever you wish to buy for yourself, your home or as gifts." 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 year." For months buyers have been combing the market for outstanding values, and when the sale ends all goods will go back to their regular price. "This should be one of tha greatest sales in our 50-year said Alan Garber, Crawford president. "T h merchandise is of the high- est quality and the sale prices, represent genuine savings ia every department." The Crawford store starts at a.m. today. Thursday and Friday hours will be to 9 p.m. and Saturday to Free parking is Is the Pioneer Bank parking lot after banking hours today, Thursday and Friday nights. ROBERT WILLIAMS   

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