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   Southtown Economist (Newspaper) - April 22, 1927, Chicago, Illinois                                1 SAMPLE COPY Delivered to Homes Every Friday Free of Charge CALL HUGE MEETINGS TO TALK "L" EXTENSIONS Combining Woo'dlawn Courier, South Shore Messenger and 8th Ward Territories Greater East Edition South Shore WoodUwn Park Manor SERVING Chatham Avalon Park Jaclooo Park EVERY FRIDAY TWENTY-FIRST No. 30 PLAN RELIEF FOR SEWERS IN SOUTHTOWN SOUTHTOWN, CHICAGO, FRIDAY, APRIL 22. 1927 Three New Interceptors Would Remedy Inadequacy of Drainage in District in Woodlawn Police Station Attested on complaint of his wife and held in the Woodlawn police sta- tion jesterdav., Andy Baumgartner, 35 old. 6Iio5 Eberhart ave., com- mitted suicide by hanging himself ith a piece of wire which he found in the fell last night. His wife had Baumgartner artested, .bailing tliut he via.s drinking, ac- oidms to police. Officer Charles Ijindstiom, lockup keeper, found him dead about 1-4X) o clock this morning, With the approach of heavy Sprinp j 'mlf in hour after he had last seen LIST OF "CON" GAME VICTIMS GROWS DAILY Women Tell of Being Fleeced on "Friend of Relative" Scheme by 110 ae.OOO tnf ct rains and the customary flooded streets and basements, it is learned that the sanitary has under consideration a new plan for the re- habilitation of the antiquated of Southtown. The new ejstem, if constiuctcd and placed in operation, will, in the opin- ion of engineers, banish the flood nuisance from residents of the district have suffered fur i ears. James M. Whalen, chairman of the sanitary district engineering commit- tee, lias outlined the improvement pio- grani for Southtovv u "The plan for of the -hew age sjstem he said, "is tho re- sult of collaborative study by engi- neers of the Sanitai y district and the Mr. Whalen said. studies have demonstrated the neces- sity for three new relief ptojects which the program contemplate--.. Present Interceptor Inadequate "These will effectively i educe the present excessive strain on the old Intercepting sew ei, built in IfeOS by the city, bordering the lake between 39th and Dlst st? and extending south in Stony Island ave., to STtli fet. This interceptor, which now tetves practically the entire south side tei- ntory north of 87th St., is entirely inadequate. South of that division line the district's Calumet sewage treatment works handles all sewage and provisions have been made for greater capacity whenever popula- tion increase demands it." Mr. Whalen explained that under the present sjstem, the sewage fiom Ashland ave. east, from 87th to 0'ith st., and east of State st, fiom olHh to to 60th sta., leads to the 7oid st. pumping station and then into the lake front interceptor. Tbe rest of Southtown, north ut this tcrritoiy, drains directly, thiough small Into the 30th st. conduit. "The insufficiency of the old sower was realized after a storm m Sir. Whalen said. "The Sanitary dis- trict engineers saw the need lor re- lief after the district assumed the operation of the ilOth st. pumping sta- tion and were begun to de- vjse methods of supplemental as- sistance Plan Colfax Ave. as Route "Rapid expansion of the touth side with a rapullj increasing population and the inclusion of twice tho diain- age area. originally contemplated quickly outstripped the i_apacitjr of the old interceptor. This flow a maximum of only 3 OOO cubic feet a second, wheieas double that volume Is required for efficient opeiation un- der existing conditions This flow is concentrated bv gravity at the UUth nt. pumping station, fi 0111 vvhcie it is pumped through the oOth st conduit and discharged into Bubbly Cicck at Racine ave. "The first step in the lehabiliiation process is for the region in the neighborhood oC Mulligan and north of 87th st Air AVhalcii de- clared. "This can be accomplished by the construction of a relief sewer in Colfax ave cast of av o. This pick up all the sewage ougmat- Ing between "A ates ave and the lake mm 111 lilt c oil aliv o DORCHESTER GROUP TO ASK CITY FOR NEW PLAYGROUND i Meyering Estimates Cost of Pro- posed Recreational Field at will be In- volved m tho establishment of a plajgiuund on Kenwod ave, between tiSth and 70th sts., for which a com- mittee of the Dorchester Improve- ment association will go before the   uis di- x erted to the 95th st pumping sta- tion and from there to the Cxlumct p'ant Sanitary district ate co operating -with the citj in as- sembling data for this pmmt Another Sewer on Wood St. Mr explained that the sec ond rait of the prosiam, tlie  -tai tinp at 'J5th st II proceed north in side- mi i iimouslv to n inio it the "Ross A niidhull IM iv si ound If Cui called attention to a nun IM i of lota in the dis- tii.t in-hiding thf lots, on the north- in noi of rl st. and Ridee- linrl -i r corner of 71et TIKI in nc 11 ave noitli-nest corner "l 7-'nd st and Cornell ave.: and tno iidrthoist coi nor of 72nd st and step to Ashland a.vc in st 11111 no-th half a niilc to si tutu cast Tor anotner half in Ic and cli charge into the south brireh of Chicago he said. It will dram strip of land approximately seven miles long and one mils wide, rf i moving an adrlit onal bin den fiom! the old interceptor. The novv or I 14 feet wide and 10 feet it the lower reach, mav cost .V. OOO I KM) or I fen ft OOO.OOO to build "Following consti uction of tin- t relief scwcr and a fmthei oxpoctoM increase in fcouthtoun pcipul IIK- ures, a third relief soweio will be noc- (Continuod on PHRO 5) 1 nd w it M The matter will be Vile-man AA'oodhull OFFICER CAIRNS' SON HURT BY AUTOMOBILE Within two blocks of the 01 nor where his father was sti uck BIT) fatallv injured less than three month's before. Conrad Canns, 10 voirs oil 8142 Dorchester ave, strin k iivl hurt by an automobile rue-jdHj As he ran around a street car at 79th st and Dorchester ave, Con- rad wan struck bj- the tar diiven bv Max AVestfhal. 7653 South Chi- rajro ave 1 fe was taken to tho .laekson PirK hospitil where his hid i tnkon ?utfei ins from uts anil hi uii-oc T i .TV PH'II n i n I M v id i i r s t s Vil'e T n T'l i ave. on EIGHTH WARD B. M. A. BEGINS POPULARITY AND TRADE CAMPAIGN Business Houses Enter Girls in Race for Queen's Prize Elma Dinwiddie, 11156 Talman ave., Mrs. George Kelsej-, 8821 Elizabeth st, Mrs. J. M. Kilgore, 7222 South Park ave., Miss May Monahan. 6637 Lafayette ave., Mis. Arthur W. Mc- Kay, 7223 Eberhart ave.. and Mrs James 764S Normal ave. Hard Luck Story Brleflj', the man's game is this: He calls at the house during the! day and tells the woman who answers the door that he is a friend of a rela- tive of hers in a western city. Usually he has given the name of "Wilson." though once he used "Davis" and twice "Mitchell." He then tells them that he is a mining engineer and has been east on business- for the firm. Not realizing how much money would be needed for the trip, he has run short of tends. That -very morning, so his storj' goes, his sister in Los Augcles. Cal., Billings, Mont., or some other nice home tow n, has called him by long distance to be sure that he would be home in time for her wedding just a couple of days ahead. She promises to wire money on to some city ahead, so that he will lose no Lime in making connections. Women Make "Loans" In the meantime, he needs just a small1 amount of money for meals and incidentals. And in every case, his tale has been so good that the house- wife, anxious to be of service to the friend of a relativ e, has given him or according to the amount she happened to have in the house. He has departed hurriedlj-, to make a train. And that is the last the housewife sees of the man or the money. AA hen the SOLTHTCMV x ECONOVIST received the first complaint from Mrs. Berrj', the LInglewood police were notified and have been carrying on an im cstigation. The stories told bv tins "mining engineer" have vailed but little and the description given by the women victims is the same. He is between the ages of 45 and 50 j ears, of medium height and slight build, with hair turning graj He is well-dressed and gives the appearance of a success- ful business man. "Racket" to 1925 Probably one of his first visits in Southtown was made to Mrs. Kelsev on the Jfondav after Christmas 1925. Her nephew, John, who was stnjins with her, answered tlie door and ad- mitted the c -tiler Mrs Kelsev had been ill and p ud little attention to the man When the nephew said tlieir visitor had news from their folks she said, "Oh from Stew artv ille, Minn The man said, and then went on with the story of his sifter. "vMien the man had gone, taking with him !M5 which belonged to John, Jie boy remembered something pe- culiar. "I he said to his aunt, "trial -w hen 1 first answ rrcd the door he told me he had word from folks in Helena, Mont Mrs. Kelsev has a brother in botli Helena and Stevxart- She decided liter that the callor had first said Helen i, then had fol- lowed her clew and changed it to the latter tow n and Tickets When he made a at tlie home of Mrs. Dinwiudie, she called Ntls> Hoigard a florist and asked him to (Continued on page 5) III ounsr women enteied in t in popularity contest and of tho muhinti In tho rommunitj taking PI t tho busmesH drive of the Eighth ud sponsoied bv the Ward Men s nssoeiation, has started itn Riont onthnsMsm T o wlurli hive ontorod con- t'-liiiis in tho popularity campaign i r' id-v -t tlio AA if-Us dopTrtmont sk imirr-Thorp Furniture oom- pTii', Kousnow Hardwni-o ntore, Hol- lind ttrororv, llanos Oherg i I'li'ung storo, H ranks e Ailam CioiinRpr Tire shop, 1'hoto Carolyn Maddern, 6325 Ashland aye., one of many Southtown housewives who have been victimized during the past year by a man who represents himself as "friend of a relative" from the west. Mrs. Mad- dent "loaned" him nearly a year ago and hasn't yet been repaid. Meyering Is Opposed to Meter Repeal Storni center of the inaugural meeting of the city council last Mon- day night, Alderman William D. Meyering (8th) unwittingly provoked a violent outburst from the gallciy and the floor of the council chamber when speaking on Major William Hale Thompson's recommendation that the water metering ordinance be re- pealed. The world war v cteran representing the 8th ward was both lauded and In- sulted by the crowd of 2.500 specta- tors that filled every nook and corner of the big room when the major took the chair and opened the council meeting. Alderman Mojerinfr arose to request that the mavor give as much time nnd serious consideration to the problem of water metering in seeking the re- peal of the ordinance as bad been piven before its passage in but he never finished his address. AA hen j raco Was conducted under the super- he reached that point in his vision of II. AV. Graef, director of where he said, "That ordminco was programs for the South passed for the best interests of tho parks. a chorus of hisses and cat-) Last Wednesday evening, twenty- two directors of playgrounds of the South Parks, board of education and city met at the Englewood Y. M. C. A. to formulate new rules of competi- tion for this years circus. Announce- ment of these regulations will be made in SOLTHTOWN KCONOMIKT, over AVBCX, and in the plaj grounds within about a week HOBBY CLUB CIRCUS TO BE FEATURED BY TOY BALLOON RACE Boys and Girls to Release at Ogden Park Carnival of June 2-5 One thousand toy balloons are to be set off by as many boys and girls, in a spectacular balloon race, as one of the competitive features of the annual WBCN Hobby Club circus to be held June 2-5 in Ogden park, 65th st. and Racine ave. This colorful event, attracting the attention of thousands, was held last j-ear as a part of the first Hobby Club circus. Balloons leleased from, the Ogden park athletic field were later found several hundred miles from Chicago. Each balloon bore a cap- sule in which was recorded the name of tho boy or girl who had released it in the race, and to the finders of the balloons going to greatest dis- tance, as well as to the boys and girls released these balloons, were a TV aided prizes. The balloona were supplied last jear by the playgiound department of the South Parks sjstem, and the SCHEDULE MASS MEETINGS TO DISCUSS NECESSITY OF ELEVATED LINE EXTENSION South Chicago C. of C. and Federated Improv- Sponsor Sessions Events in the development of the possibilities of Rapid Transit extensions throughout Southtown have been tumbling over each other in rapid succession during the past week as a result of aroused interest among practically all civic groups in the different districts. Foremost among these angles which have grown to noticeable size are these: have been extended to all civic groups in the South Shore 1 district to attend a mass meeting next Thursday noon at 9138 Houston i ave., under the auspices of the trans- portation committee of the South Chi- cago Chamber of Commerce, at which. I. M. Lytle, vice-president of the' Chicago Rapid Transit Lines; T. H. i Moynihan. of the Illinois State Com- merce Commission; Alderman Ross A. Woodhuli (7th) and Alderman William A. Rowan (10th) will he principal speakers on elevated, extensions. Charles A. Rubey, chair- man of the chamber transportation, committee, will act as chairman for he gathering. J js a petition being clrcn-J lated by the Stony Island Dis-j, riot Business Men's association on Stony Island ave, from 63rd to 70th. k sts., in an endeavor to secure signatures of a majority of the erty owners on this thoroughfare give the Rapid Transit Lines a right- of-way to construct extensions ever this route. call has been issued to all i improvement and civic bodies, business men's associations and local chambers of commerce to send repre- sentatives to a meeting being held under the auspices of the South Side Federation of Improvement associa- tions at Brook's hall, 71st st. and South Park ave., May 12 at 8 p. m., to form plans and advise ways and means on starting action toward" neces_sary elevated extensions. Demand Action en Ordinances Jt West Bryn Mawr Hundreds at Funeral for Pi J. McShane Patrick J. McShane, 6726 Cregier ave., director of the Greater South Side Chamber of Commerce and chairman of its transportation com- mittee, who suddenly died a week ago Wednesday, was buried In Mount Olivet cemetery Saturday morning while some 500 of his business acquaint- ances, political associates, friends and relatives stood silently about the grave with bared heads a final and silent tribute to the man who lad won their respect. Mr. McShane became. Ill Tuesday afternoon. At first he did not con- sider his Illness to be serious, but during the night his condition grew rapidly worse and he was rushed to St.' Bernard's hospital Wednesday Sons, grooet and the Brothers, real estate. Muiv more jjirls e expected to -within a davs, according to C Mx fircen. pi emotion manager fo- tho dnvf A E Peterson. Clar- ommiTtoe in HEJRE THIS WEEK! Ma and Pa Mathewson You remember the story "Cheese in which Pa dis- tinguished himself a piece of limburger. It's a cactus plant this time. Read e No Fool Like an Old Marion Heath Freeman's delightfully humorous account of the newest episode in this amus- ing family, published on the Home Magazine MILITARY FUNERAL HELD FOR VAUGHAN, OFFICIAL_OF BANK Young Vice-President of Jack- son Park National Dies Suddenly ioos for Thomas How- joais of age, 70-11 v iro president of tho calls broke loose and forced him to Cheer Record "You did not hiss me ton A ears IIP said, turning to tho parked gallery with a gesture of the stump of his right arm, blown nw.iv to the elbow by a hand grenado during the war At this tho crowd chor-rod but whon Alderman MrverinK- attempted to con tlnup and explain bis nMitude in re- gard to tho meterinK bill, eries of Send h.m bnek to tlio armv'" ind "Throw him out' drowned the sound of his He w TS inled out of order bv the majors pav el Alderman MPJ erinpr cvinfsed his aRreement with Aldermen Donald McKinlay (10th) and Sheldon AV Gov ipr (Oth) in their disapprovil of the committee assignments announced at thf meeting "The romrnittPft fon rommittoe-M overlooked some lifts in draw ing up the slate, ho siid HO in- timated, however, tint hr> was fied with his own assignments whif'i include the ohalrmn nsmp of tho oni mittee on public beilth irifl ship on the committees of loeal transportation, railwnv tormm'iN harbors wharves ind bridges .ind ritv planning, parks nnd athlotios He served on all these committees during bis last term Woodhull en Fmanct Alderm.in Mejermpr won the ad miration of oven bin opponents, ever, bv his rouraKoous stand on th floor against hostile eiowd and H decidedly eounoil MevprinK was one, of the four alder- men who announced open deflanoe of the trend of rouneil wv mpathios bv refusing to vote for the roroinmenda- tlon of report of the committoo on committees and rules Aldermen Ross A TVoodhulI (7th) deposed rnairman of the finance committee, ftiiv Guernsey (flth) and Uorsev n Crown (42nd) voted T> ith Mev ermg. Alderman Wood hull n deposition as ehairman of the flnanoe rommittee in favor of Alderman John S lark renter 2OOft K according (3Ofh) raused n in politiril to F.dward Kemp, post adjutant cirrleo Woodhull was retained as of the oiitntandlng entertain- member of the rommittee. howevri ment of the evening will wns named for the cor.imittoe-. he Tito Pohlpa world famous tenor o- p i hi r 11 oH 11 11-i, v i, r 1 o b.oaso 'iv ir com bridges, and _ track Funer.il ard A Tutrlian I'.onnot t ave Park Xitlrvnal bank, were held Tuesday afternoon with military following his death Sunday ni'irnmsc nfter an operation for ap- pendultis riiursd.ij at esley Moino- iinl hospital. t-onth Slioie pos-t of the American FyOKlon sent its jruard of honor to the funoi i] mnsniui h js Mr. Vaughan WTS a student at est Point for thiee during the AN orld war. Hepiesrntatives from practically evoi Southtown bink were present it the service, which -was held at tlio lirvn Mawr Community church 70th st ind leffery ave. Mr Aaughan Is nurvived by his widow, Will mm h Helen Vaugban; parents and a son Anna, of St. Paul Minnesota. TITO SCHIPA TO AT SHORE LEGION POST DANCE Members of the South Shore post of the American I.eotion will hold their first annual spring dance April 29 at the Bryn Mawr Community morning. An operation late that morning revealed a ruptured append i and he died on the operating table at about 1 o'clock. Death is Shock His death was a vibrant shock to business men in all parts of town. As chairman Of the transpor- tation committee of the chamber, be attracting the interest and sup- port of numerous civic organizations in a united effort to secure elevated line extensions for various parts o: Southtown. His death, according to the business men, was most untime- ly. Funeral services for Mr. McShane were held from St. Lawrence's church, 72nd st. and Dorchester ave. with a solemn requiem service at 10: 3( o'clock. The Rev. D. J. Tuohy. pas- tor, officiated. Paster His Work "Mr. McShane died at a time when it seemed his most successful years were just before him." the Rev. Tuohy said. "His. death Is Indeed sad. In forging ahead in the sphere of life he has alwavs been faithful to his duties of life, his family and In- dustry." Mr. McShano, who served In th  co-operate with other clubs in tho community on this proposition. At the meeting of the South Side Federation of Improvement associa- tions at Brook s hall, last week, a committee -was appointed by M. J. Connelly, president, to study the tension question. Suggest Another i. After making a thorough canvass. the committee has reported that in its opinion it would be desirable to establish a. new line on Souttt Park av e from 03rd to 00th sts., turning west from this point to Went- w orth ave. and then south to the city limits. The committee suggested that a branch he built from this line run- ning eost in the vipmity of 87th st. to South Chicago ave, and then southeast on this thoroughfare through South Chicago on to the east side. It Is pointed out by the- committee that thp gieat need at the present time- it to provide elevated transpor- tntlon for the district along South Park ave. or on a street adjacent, beoiuse of tho densely populated area. Members of the committee are William G. rjonne, treasurer of the Chatham Field Improvement associa-, (ion; ,T. O Xeil. vice president of the South Park Ala nor Improvement association; "W. V T> or. director of thp Park Manor Improvement asso- ciation; W. C. Ramsov, director of tho Avalon P.u k Civic association, and Edward Mihonov, president of (Continued on Page 11) YOM Are Movin; Be sure the Southtown Economist is delivered weekly to your new address. You need not miss one copy of your paper if you send this coupon now! 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