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Woodlawn Booster (Newspaper) - April 4, 1962, Woodlawn, Illinois WOODLAWN'S ONLY NEWSPAPER Vol. XXIX-No. 14 Wednesday, April 4, 1962 TWENTY-NinTh "lEAH Seek Cause Of Wall Collapse Firemen and policemen clean away brides and beams which toppled to the sidewalk last Wednesday noon burying a mother and her A year old daughter. Witnesses said there were no barriers, placed die building to shield it from the sidewalk. The city building departmeiit is probing for the cause of the col- lapse of a wall in Woodlawi which killed two persons last week. The building sustained fire clam- ages of about two months ago. want to find out who was responsible for safety there." said Lenord Waitches, a city building inspector. Mrs. Helen Johnson, 22, 6501 Drexel and her 4-year-old daugh- ter Susan, were killed last Thurs- day when a 20 foot high wal! of the fire-gutted Ellis Jewelers and Clothiers, 1001 E. 63rd, toppled to the sidewalk while they passed. Four others were showerec! with debris and sustained onlj minor injuries They were Mrs Edna Seward, 223 E 55th si and her son Donald, 3; Lewis Mc- Murthy, 53, 6308 Harper and Ed- ward Rowe, 36, of 1402 E. 63rd. All four were treated and re- leased from the hospital. Frank Rickert of the H. Kap- lan CO., 188 W. Randolph, fore- man of the crew razing the buil- ding at die tune of die accident. said tne collapse may nave been caused by high winds. There were no roped off areas or jJTotective construction around the building when die wall top- pled, according to William C. Hughes, an attorney with offices at 6253 S. Ellis. Hughes and other witnesses said workmen had been trying to reinforce die building. Deputy commissioner of build- ings Robert Ewbank, said die operators had permission only to remove debris and not to en- gage in construction or repairs they were doing anydung else, diey should notified Ewbank said. The onl> authority they had was to remove debris They should not have shorea the walls without approv- al Fire commissioner Robert J. Quinn said that his office did not order the building destroyed after the fire because itappearedsafe. He said the fire department does not rule that fire damaged walls should be torn down. The re- sponsibility rests with the street, police, and building department, he said. W.B.M.A. Offer Parade, Special Values The Businessmen's Association 'Easter Parade of Values'begins today, _ This marks die first big pro- motion of die year for the or- ganization and promises to be one of its most successful. Along with extra values being offered by stores belonging to the association, die kids of tfae community are offeredfree mov- ies at die Maryland Theater, 63rd and Maryland which die business- men are renting specifically for the showing. Tickets for die movies are available in member stores of die WBMA until Friday, April 6. Customers are urged to look for die WBMA decals on store win- dows. In connection with this promo- tion by die association, readers of the Booster will find inside these pages listings of die best Quality items at die best prices in town. Sun Mallin of Charles Shoe Store and co-chairman of die promotion expressed pride in the offerings of die community's bus- iness district. are proud of our com- mercial be said. 'We believe we haw as much to of- fer as any other shopping dis- trict in die Max Borastein of Toppers Food Market expressed hope in die survival of the WoodUwn bosi- (Continued on page 5) Workman hurriedly poo up protective shield after wall of building at 1001 E. 63rd st, collapsed killing 2 persons. Committee Asks Ban On Hospital Discrimination After a dramatic and Informa- tive hearing last momh. die City Council Committee on Health, un- der die chairmanship of Alder- man Wflliam Harvey, unanimous- ly approved die ordinance. At die March 29 meeting of die City Council. Alderman Harvey moved to defer consideration until die April 18 meeting, when I hope it will be passed. hi 1956, die City Condi passed an ordinance sponsoredby Alder- man Harvey and Campbell which prohibited hospital discrimina- tion against patients. This or- dinance has been valuable in inducing hospitals to open theli emergency treatment rooms or an Interracial basis. Despite holdouts, die emergency room situation in private hos- pitals has improved since 1956. In order to put hospital care on a fait staff discrimination ordinance Is now necessary. The absence of adequate staff appointments has also kept Negro physicians out of Chicago. There are now fewer Negro physicians in Chicago man there were twen- ty-five years ago when die total Negro population was one-third die present figure. The reason for dus is that Negro physicians who are starting out generally prefer bo practice In a city where more hospital facilities are available. Among thp Negro phy- sicians now in Chicago, there are fifteen certified specialist) and eighteen physicians ready to be (Continued on page 5) See Easter Values Inside pages Vender Food Jacks Men Boys Store 5 Little Susan 5 White Corner Hamburger 5 Red Rooster 6 7 Majors Foot Long Hot Dogs 8 Universal Army Store 9 Smith's Rexall Drugs 9 May Sons 9 Lynda! Kress 10 Alexanders Restaurant 10 Newton Shop 10 JohnDonath 10 Hyde Park Liquors 10 Star Food Store 11 Vitos Coupons Billy William-; 16 Woodlawn Food Market 16 Zebra Lounge 16 Cherry the Tailor The Charles Co. Franks Shoes Brads Market Irvs Shoes Public Service Store Rose Cleaners Dayton Jewelers Charles Shoes Sachs 63rd St Store Ellis Drugs Dandy Donuts Classified Classified Ace Hardware Arrow Jewelers Sou'h East Bank Star Dept Store pages 16 17 17 17 Store 17 17 18 19 19 19 19 19 20 21 22 22 22 22
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