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   Woodlawn Booster (Newspaper) - May 9, 1962, Woodlawn, Illinois                                WOODLAWN'S ONLY NEWSPAPER Vol. XXK No. 19 Wednesday, May TWENTY-NIOTH YEAR Plan Mobile Units At 61st University The Board of Education in a move to end doable shifts and half sessions in WoodUwn, last week approved boundary revis- ions between two schools, and announced die use of mobile classrooms for the WoodUwn area. Involved in die boundary re- visions were Wadsworth, 6420 S. University, and McCosh, 6543 S. Champiain. The plan calls for all students now attending Wads- worth in a two block square area west of Drexel to be transferred to McCosh, effective May 14. The transfer will involve 127 stu- dents. Wadsworth present ap- proximate enroUment is Board recommendations also called for placing ISmoblleunits at 61st and University on land owned by the University of Chi- cago sometime before Jone 1. Addition of die class- rooms are planned to alleviate condtetoas in die following WoodUwn schools; Wadsworth, Piste, 6145 S.mgle- side; Scott, 6435 S. BUckstone and Carnegie, 1414 E. 61st st The WoodUwn organization has been a leader in attempting to eliminate doable shifts and half day sessions ID die area schools, tfrlfnfcig that such conditions stem from die Board of Educa- tions' 10 maimiii a seg- regated school system. Parents of many of die sm- dems who attend school half a day have objected because they feel their children are not getting the benefit of a full day of school. WoodUwn has long objected to the use of mobile class rooms dubbing them Negro ghettos and saying they are just another means of segregation. Two schools are also being planned for die area to relieve the overcrowded conditions. The first John Foster Dalles school is presently under construction at 63rd and South Park and me second on which work has not started is planned for 67th and Ellis. ParkMaior Schools Spriif Mtskd Park Manor Elementary school, 7037 S. Rhodes ave., will present an unusual musical show, "Spring at the school Wednesday, May 9 at 9 30 a-m. and p.m. and Thursday, May 10 at 7-30 p.m. program will feature cre- ative dancing as well as the Drum and Bugle Corps, tonette band and mired chorus. The tonette band uses a plas- tic flute-like instrument which provides pre-band experience for children. The Park Manor Drum and Bugle Corps recently marched in Chicago's St. Pa- trick's Day parade. Miss Clarissa Little. 8633 S Prairie, director of creative dancing, is well known in the community as a noted choreo- grapher. Parents and interested adults are urged to purchase tickets Mothtrs Truth Squad Mothers Back In Court Witnesses for the prosecution testified Monday in the case of the four Truthsquadmotherswho were arrested at Foster Park school early this year. The case was continued until Tuesday, when die Truth squads attorney William Ming, indicated he will make a possible motion for dismissal of the case. The four women all members of me T.W.O. were arrested on a complaint by the principal of Foster Park scnool.8530S.Wood, Mrs. Helen Downey. All four of die mothers were visiting the school in their search for empty and unused class- rooms. Mrs. Downey hadthefour arrested for disorderly conduct charges. Irokti Ceillig Pipis Ask In Case Of Child Bitten By Rodents T.W.O. To Meet With Aldermei Members of the Hoocllawn Or- ganization 11 meet Alder- men Leon Despres and Robert Miller this week, to discuss what stand the aldermen plan to take on the two candidates which were recently nominated to fill vacan- cies of the school board. Both aldermen are on the schools com- mittee of the council which will meet with the two school board candidates today to determine their qualifications. The names will then be voted on at the regu- lar meeting of the council Friday. T.W.O. also received a statement from Senator Marshall Korshak and Robert Mann, regarding the school board question. damages are asked by the father of a baby who was bitten and scratched by rats in his WoodUwn apartment last year. A Superior Court suit filed today by the baby's father, Cleo Motley, charged that the apart- ment the family occupied in De- cember, 1961, at 6529 S. Wood- lawn, MIS infested with mice, roaches, bed bugs, rats and "other nefarious vermin." On December 15, 1961, the 15 month old infant was "brutally bitten, scratched, punctured and poisoned by rats and other ver- ndn." According te the suit the baby was hospitalized with severe in- ternal and external injuries. Motley claims the owners sf tie building, listed as the LaSaile National Bank, failed to fumigate die building or attempt to rid it of rats. Deipres Ash Hotel GMnf Alderman Leon Despres, noti- fied building commissioner George Ramsey, early this week about the Gladstone hotel being left unguarded at night. Demoli- tion of the Gladstone was started recently, and the alderman was concerned with the possibility of falling bricks or children playing in the partly demolished hotel during the night when no ane is on guard. File Two More Sorts Agaiist V..I.A. BOIIuflQ Two Superior court suits were filed today asking appointment of receivers for two more C.I.A.- owned buildings. The suit were filed by Louis A. Wexler, Assist- ant corporation counsel. The city charges 42 building violations in the four-story build- ing at 6527 S. Kimbark, occupied by 68 persons in 28 dwelling units. Listed as owners are C.I.A., the Mohawk Management co., and Hyman Kanes. 44 violations were alleged in the four-stor> building at 717-19 E. Oakwood blvd. The suit claims 45 apartments are occupied by 54 persons. OwnerslistedareC.I.A. and Joseph McCarthy. Campbell To Speak At A.CW. The deputy commissioner of City Pluming. Clifford J. Camp- bell, will be (be speaker at the 35th Anniversary dinner of the Associated dubs of WoodUwn in fiie WoodUwn Boys club, 6331 S. University, Monday, May 14, at p.m. Campbell's coming ID Wood- lawn is timely. His visit follows a massive distribution to resi- dents in blocks die proposed WoodUwn plan, prepared by the Department of City Planning. Campbell Is a member of (he Commission on Hunan Relations, the Mayor's Committee on New Residents, the Commission on Youth Welfare, and die Mayor's Committee on Hospital Staff ap- pointments. m 1957 be received an award for "Outstanding Clric and Com- munity presented by CAMPBELL the Chicago Committee of One Hundred. He has been honored also by the Commission on Hu- man Relations for his work In this field, and last October re- ceived Founders' Oiy Civic award conferred by Loyola Uni- versity for fostering interracial harmony in Chicago through his capacities as a public official and as an officer of the Catholic Inter- racial Council. The Hyde Park High School A Cappella Choir will sing, directed by Jerome K. Ramsfield. Frank L. Moran, of the South East National Bank, and treas- urer of the WoodUwn Business Men's association, will install new officers and committee chairmen. Rev. Otto A. Sotnak of WoodUwn Immanuel Lutheran Church will serve thenexttwelve months as president, succeeding L. Eugene Harrison, president of die 6600 University-Green- wood Block club. Other members of the new executive committee are: vice-president, James H. Clardy, President, 600 Minerva- Woodlawn Block Club, 6653 Min- erva; recording secretary, .Mrs. Vincent Savers, Wadsworth PTA, 1110 E. Mar- qtstte Rd.; asst rec. secretary, Mrs. Mary Bryant, President, Nikola Tesla PTA, 6536 Ken- wood; corresponding secretary, Moses M. Shaw, 6100-6200 Kim- 300, 1180 E. 63rd St.; treasurer, Miller, Treasurer, 6500 (Continued on page 7)   

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