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Southtown Economist (Newspaper) - October 8, 1939, Chicago, Illinois BOY FOOTBALL FAN ELECTROCUTED SOUTHTOWN HAS 154 CHURCHES'! TO mm TODAY Member Accredited Community Newspapers of Chicago Thirty-Seventh SOUTHTOWN. CHICAGO. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1939 Copyright 1939, Sottthtovn Etonom'ut AH Rightf FRESHMAN BEAUTY Lovely, dark-haired Margaret Ann Rathje of E. 56th st., was recently selected as one of the two attendants to the freshman beauty queen at the University of Chicago. A natty dresser, Miss Rathje nill be setting the pace this Pall with the new knee-length hooded dresses and short skirts far her campus garb. 10 Paget Today Photo PLANNING TO MAJOR IN HOME ECONOMICS. Qinny Henry Becomes Hospital's 'Qreta Qarbo'; She's Mall! Little Ginny Henry is now receiving a flood of letters in the St. Bernard hospital. Southtowners. aroused to a sympathetic interest in the out- come of the blood ailment with which Ginny is deperately afflict- ed, have deluged the 10-} ear-old child with mail. "Maybe you don't know it but you a lot of unknown friends who prav for you." say many of the letters. SEND HER HAIR'HOWS" AND HANKIES. Others suggest all kinds of lemedies. Still others enclose such little gifts as hair bow s and handkerchiefs. In the meantime, nurses and doctors adopted the name of "Joan Crawford" for Ginny because of the scores of "fan let- ters" she is getting. But personally she prefers Shirley Temple. The little girl, whose home is at 1106 W. 63rd acute lymphatic Juekemia. a terrible illness that all medical authorities agree ends in death in four to six weeks. It destroys the neces- sary life-giving-red cells in the blood as the white cells soar in number and take over the body. SHE'S SURPRISING EVERYBODY. But Ginny may be making medical history. It has been seven weeks- since the onset of the creeping illness and yesterday the child looked-better, in the opinion of doctors and nurses, than she has the whole time she has been ill. ''She's doing exceedingly said Dr. William George Ep- stein, 7042 Stony Island ave the attending physician. The fever of 102.2 degrees which Ginny dei eloped early "last week, causing (Continued on Page 9) Fish Lake Well Named; Fishing Is 'Tops' There Fishing is at its best right now at Fish Lake. Ind site of the Economist homesite colony. _ Reason for the topnotch angling is that the weather has been ior enough to find the fish biting near the surface of the well-stocked waters of the lake. Consequently properly owners at the colony are primed for several weeks of crackin' good fishing and soon will supplement fishing with hunting, which season will be in full foice within three weeks. Many Southtowners are also finding the Fall weather ideal to out to the colony and inspect the property. Situated along a knoll bordering on the lake, one of the last two new sec- tions at Fish Lake offer a limited number of lake front lots. Mem- bers of the Economist's Lake staff are on hand daily to assist them in a tour of the colony. Lots at Fish Lake sell at the established price of each, payable at the rate of down and per month. Bandit Takes from Victim; Then Shoots Him Shot by a holdup man who robbed him of early yesterday morning in an alley in back of his restaurant at 7701 Halsted st, Joseph Gassen, 50, of 7654 Emerald was in the St. George hospital w ith a wound in his left side Although the wound was not at first believed to be serious, attendants said Mr. Gasmen was suffering from shock and that he w as not out of danger. Gassen was shot from behind after he had gh en the bandit his money. Apparently not content with the the bandit had demanded more and shot when Gassen made a half turn toward facing his assailant. The bandit c-capcd in an automobile waiting nearby in the alley. It was driven by an accomplice. Mr. Gassen had just left his home and was walking in the alley toward the rear of his to open it about o'clock when he was accosted by the bandit, a young; man of medium height and build. As Gasseii neared the door of the (Continued on Page 9) COOKING SCHOOL COMING Tickets Go On Sale Monday The Southtown Economist today announces its fourth great Cooking School and Home Equipment Show. The dates on which it will occur are November 1, 2 and 3 Thursday and the place will be the Stratford theater, 63rd st. near Halsted st. Again Martha Holmes, out- standing home economics ex- pert of the Middle West and director of home economics for the Peoples Gas Light and Coke company, will direct the three-day school with an en- tirely new program of recipes. PRIZES GALORE. And again the climax of each morning's session will be the awarding of a sensational array of prizes. Topping the prize list will be an Electrolux refrig- BUSY YOUNG LADY Wearing one of the "date bracelets" that is the latest fad on the university campuses is Peggy Anne O'Neil of Prairie ave. Already Miss O'Neil has written a long list of activities onto the seven linked tablets that make up the bracelet. She's fond of swimming, dramatics, radio work and journalism. Get Tickets Here Tickets for the Southtown Economist Cooking: School and Home Equipment Show will go on sale starting- tomorrow at the following places: Southtown Economist, 728 W. 65th st. Stratford Theater, 727 W. 63rd st. I. Himmel and Sons, 322 W. 63rd <-st. 6323 Kedzie ave. Frank's Department Store, 813 W. 79th st. Jensen's Department Store, 6316 Ashland ave. Chicago Municipal Market, 1801 W. 63rd St. Jack, O'Day, 7007 Ashland ave. erator worth and a beau- tiful modern gas range worth S100. Tickets lor the school will go on sale tomorrow morning at eight comenient locations in Southtown. Admission will be by ticket only and the price of the tickets is 10 cents for each session. TICKETS OF 3 COLORS. Pink tickets are for the first session, white tickets are for the second session and green tickets are for the third session. All seats will be reserved by sections. Thus a ticket entitles the holder to a seat in the sec- tion indicated on the ticket, but not to any special seat in that section. As in Economist cooking schools, the seat' in the best sections will be placed on sale first and those obtaining scats immediately will be as- sured of good one5. TICKETS WENT FAST. Indicating the of the cooking school, the ticket supply at the three pre-uous schools conducted by this new paper was exhausted onh a feu- after they weie placed on sa'e. Thercfoie. women to attend are urged to get their tickets immediately and be assuied not only of admit- tance but the opportunity to win one of the many door A corps of trained, efficient ushers will be on hand at the school to seat people promptly and courteously. GIVE INSTRUCTIONS. Miss Holmes and her assist- ants will not only prepare de- lectable meals before the eyes of the audience but they will also give instructions for care- ful and economical bu} ing and of ing. Each day's session w nl also include mot on pictures brief skits and community singing'. Hundreds of prizes will be presenter! during the three-day school. Resides the e and the refrigerator there will be an array of food baskets, house- hold equipment, clothing and many other awards. SHE HAS DIFFERENT FOR EVERT Morgan Park's 7-Day Show To Mark Its Silver Jubilee Celebrating the silver jubilee of the annexation of the village of Morgan Paik to Chicago, residents of the Morgan Park com- munity will open a seven-day festival tonight with a hymn fest at Bohn park, lllth st. and Longwood dr. The singing, which will begin at o'clock, will include songs by the Ridge Civic chorus under the direction of George D. Rees, 11453 Bell ave. Congregations of all of the churches of the community are expected to join in the singing. Edward T. Clissold, 2122 W. 110th st, an old-time resident of Morgan Park w hose father was a village clerk of Morgan Park, will gh e the address of welcome. ORGANIZATIONS UNITE FOR FESTIVITIES. Civic, church, school, fraternal and patriotic organizations of the community will participate in the various festhities of the eek, which will include a parade tomorrow'- night, a soap-box derby for youths of the community Thursday and an open-house program to be sponsored by the Clissold P.-T.A. Friday night in the CHssoM school at 110th st. and Western ave. "Old Timers' Night" Saturdav evening will conclude the week's celebration. NAME JUBILEE COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN. David M. McGee, 10736 Hale ave is general chairman of the silver jubilee committee. Harry Stroup. 11053 Homewood ave., is secretarv of the committee, and Harry K. Meech, 8725 Loomis St., is publicity chairman. Festhities will center about the Bohn or "Depot" park where a drill team exhibition of Legion posts in the parade tomorrow- night will be held after the parade. Beginning at 8 o'clock at Continued on Page 9) First Serious Accident at Filtration Site; Six Hurt The splendid pi ogres-, being made on the South side's S21- 000.000 water filtiation plant on the lake tront between 75th and 79th -t. was ma'-red Thui-day evening by the first serious ac- cident since woik began on the project last year. Six men e'-e injured, two -c-nous'v, ni an explosion in one of two shajts. bemg sUnk at 75th -t. and the Lake pielimmaiv to bu'ldmg- a water tunnel unmet ting- the tiltiation plant with the water tunnel leading f'om the fib off st. The explosion ocuiried when a pneumatic dtill operated by one of tlie men. Jo-eph C ailotlo. 43 old. 2 Mh alumet struck a chaigt- of that had not exploded at the time of an earner blasting operation in ihe shall C ai'otto. who was the most i'ljured of the in- curring a fractured skull and internal injuries, was rushed to the Jackson Park hospital as were the other men. John Chorak, (Continued on Page 9) What to Do in Case of Fire For Fire Prevention Week which opens today, the Greater Chi- cago Safety council says: "If you awake at night and smell smoke, do not throw open the door of vour room. To do so may be fatal; for if heated air and smoke burst in, you will breathe one breath may be enough! Feel the door. If it is warm, open it cautiously. "If there is dense smoke but no flame, tie a wet cloth over your mouth and nose and crawl because cooler, clearer air will be found near the floor. Close all doors as you pass them. "Never jump from a window except as the last resort. Make a rope of bed clothes. If you must jump, throw a mattress down first. "In reporting a fire from an alarm box, wait to direct thp fire- men to the house. Over the telephone merely tell the operator that you want to report one. Be to give the correct address. "If your c'othinu is afire, do not run. This will fan the flames. Lie down and wrap yourself up in a nig, overcoat or blanket. This will smother the flames. If there Is nothing to roll up in, just roll slowly and beat the flames with yonr hands." Electricity Kills Boy Of 15 Receiving a olt electric shock Friday night as he clung high in the air to a trolley post at 74th and Carpenter sts. while watching- his school team play football, Robert Krahn. 6501 Parnell ave., 15-year-old Par- ker high school freshman, fell about 25 feet to the sidewalk below and was pronounced dead a short time later in the St. Bernard hospital. Accompanied by James Mc- Clelland, 657 W. 66th st., a schoolmate, Robert had found all seats filled at the Fenger- Parker high school football game at Shewbridge field when the boys arm ed about 8 p.m. They climbed a trolley post on the northwest corner of 74th and Carpenter sts. and were watching the game from that vantage point when Robert, excited over an end-run made by Fenger, touched a wire leading from the trolley wire on 74th st. SAW BRILLIANT FLASH. The McClelland boy, higher on the pole than Robert, de- clared he saw a brilliant flash of light, then heard Robert call James' nickname, and his chum fall to the side- walk. Tames climbed down imme- diately and proceeded to ad- minister artificial respiration which he had learned as a jun- ior lifeguard. Robert was still breathing hard, James asserted, but no improvement was noted in the injured boy's condition in 10 minutes, so Robert was taken by a passing motorist to the St. Bernard hospital, arriving about S :20 p.m. But Robert's breathing had stopped shortly before the hos- pital was reached. ADRENALIN ADMINISTERED. Adrenalin was administered and a fire department pulmotor crewr worked over the youth for almost an hour, but the efforts were futile. At a cor- oner's inquest held yesterday morning, a verdict of acciden- tal death was returned. Robeit Krahn, who would e celebrated his 16th birth- day on November 7, was born on th'e South side and lived here all his life. A former pupil at Ker.shaw school, he fre- quently played football himself. He is by his par- ents. Mr. and Mrs. John Krahn two brothers, Charles and Wil- liam, and 14 sisteis. Catherine, Elizabeth. Agnes. Marie. Anna. Ellen. Grace. Kita. Lu- cille. Ruth, Maige. Beatrice and Lillian Sixth Taper Bag' Holdup Another Jobbery w as com- mitted Wednesday, night by the "paper bag" bandit who has held up at least six store- keepers in Englewood during the past three weeks. The latest victim was Frank Dixon, 6214 Dorchester ow ner of the Star Liquor store at 5613 Halsted ft He was forced to turn S40 to the bandit who employed the same technique as that used in other holdups. After pretending to purchase a bottle of wine the gunman suddenly w hipped out a black gun and said, pointing to a bunch of paper bags on the counter, "Fill one of those up in a hurry." Taking the bag of money, he walked out of the store and fled. LOIS NACHEL Her Pet Peeve Is Swing Music Toron-i Today's Puzzler (Answer elsewhere in this column.) The revolution was over and the "Peasant General'8 was victorious. "Now we'll get our the people said. Sure enough, a decree was posted the next day ordering the people to take over the large estates of the landou ners and ide them up. One thing puzzled the pea-ants. er. The decree stated that each person. could have as much land as he could enclose within rope 100 Aards long. What shape plot should they en-< close in order to eet the land? Why We're Proud of Southtown There's something heart-w arming about the good neighbor policy displayed in Southtown recently. When fire destroyed the small frame home of John Radjac of Bishop St.. lather of four small children, neighbors im- mediately banded together and collected a large purse for the fire victims. Before nightfall bedding and cloth- ing, too, had b.een gathered to tide the family over the emergency. While on the subject of fires we must mention that Roger McDon- nell of the Economist, known to all his friends as an veterate engine chaser, sisted the volunteer fire de- partment of Evergreen Park in extinguishing a small fire the other day. Pet peeve of Lois Xachel of Car- penter st. is modern swing music. A roller-skating ad- dict, preferring rhythmic waltzes, she finds it almost impossible to skate to the strains of "Jumping "Boogie Woogie Stomp" and similar numbers. Death of a Hobby Bill Vice of Wood St., a barber by and a col- lector of antiques by avocation, must be fed up with his hobby for he's placed a sign in his w indow reading, "This Junk for Mrs. Bert Alexander, who has made several appearances in Southtown as a lecturer, col- lects spoons as a hobby and has 2.500 of them. Speaking before the Neighborhood Woman's club m Ogd-en park last AYednesdav, Mrs. Alexander showed her audi- ence her favorite, a 600-year- old spoon from Bogota, Co- lumbia. Priscilla Lane is the favorite movie actress of young women, but few have as good reas-on for their choice as- Marjorie De Young of Sacramento are.- Marjorie bears a striking resemblance to the youngest of the Lane sisters. And speaking of especially double features, some folks still don't think two wrongs make a Uncle Sirs Weather Cuess (It's all in ftm, but check us if we're -wrong.) Rain will be drenchi-ng Southtowners today and to- morrow mornmg, again on Wednesday and Thursday; and again on- Saturday. That's our guess. The ther- mometer will nosedive today to the beginning oXXs and go en lower tomorrow with definitely cool weather on' tab for Thursday. The mercurv will rise again, how- ever. at the end of the week. Our guess was pretty good last week, so -our average goes up to .670. Miniature Orchard Mrs. John Cunningham of Parnell ave. doesn't worry about buying lemons at this time of the year. Her hus- band grows lemon trees as a hobby and she picks the fruit in the early Fall. Last year the five lemon trees in their tiny orchard bore a- crop of six lemons, all of extraordinary size. One weighed almost a pound and furnished enough juice for two lemon cream pies. Air-mindedness is not in- herited in the familv of Eve- lyn Kiatt of W. 72nd St., for although her father was a wartime aviator, she stead- car. .Kn Photo fastly refuses to set foot in EVELYN KLATT a plane, scorns roller-coast- No Air Travel for This ers jn amusement parks and Young Lady even 3ooks Qut wjndmvs in high buildings with trepidation. Mrs. AnestoS Koumanos of Bishop st.. who is ill in the St. Luke hos- pital. mi-sed the frequent of her daughter, last -neck only to discover her daughter also had be- come ill and -was taken to the same hospital. Photol MARJORIE DE YOUNG She Looks Like Movies' Priscilla Lane Six Characters and Two Authors At noon today the Pen and Pencil club of Chicago will the unique sensation of meeting, in persoHi six of the characteis in one of the season's new mystery "The of Mr. Cassidy." The William Targ of E. 52nd st. and Lewis Herman, w-rote the book u-'.n.g- actual Chicago booksellers as solvers- ot the srery, sn rlip club invited them all to a harn- and egg breakfast today to see what makes live char- tick. This Is Not Eggs-aggerated Fgos-'remelv eggs-aspertted one day last week waa [ohn Soholten of 1 LiKu-d st., er for a poultry con- tern, when he ictuuK-d to his tnick parked in. back of a 63rd -t. store after making a deliverv and found that someone had stolen eggs- actly 3.600 eggs.... The thief may have a large family, as is to be the case of another thief who broke into a butcher shop on W. 60th st. last week and stole more than 50 pounds of meat. The burglar rifled the on Ashland e. was apparently motivat- ed by thirst, however, as his loot included quarts of whiskey. Tracy Klein of Elizabeth st. found the New York World's fair only secondary in interest to other attraction in the Eastern metropolis this S She spent moVe of her time riding the subway, up, Tracy, you'll have the same thrill in Chicago, (Continued on Page 9} Carol vn Photo TRACY KLEIN World's Fair a Back Seat
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