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   Woodlawn Booster (Newspaper) - May 23, 1962, Woodlawn, Illinois                                WOODLAWN'S ONLY NEWSPAPER Vol. XXIX No. 21 Wednesday, May 1962 TWENTY-NWTH YEAR Carnegie Strike Protests Mobile Units A strike whichkeptl200of 1350 pupils home from Carnegie Elementary school, 1414 E. 61st pi. was carried off Friday by the T.W.O. The strike was called in protest of the Board of Educa- tions plan to place mobile class rooms at 61st and University, the appointment of Raymond Spaeth to the Board of Education, and segregation in Chicago public schools. When these classrooms are ready, 6 of them will take ap- proximately 350 children off the double shift rolls at Carnegie. Enrollments in the morning and afternoon sessions are approxi- mately i 350. Use of mobile class- rooms will relieve Carnegie of double shift. Class size in the mobile classroom is one teacher to thirty pupils. Approximately 50 Carnegie pu- pils who attend classes in the William Ray school, 5631S. Kim- bark also stayed away. Dr. William Rohan, Carnegie principal, said 'Classes were held as usual for die slightly more than 100 pupils who attend- ed. TTiroughout the day police cars ringed the school. Curtis Mel- nick Superintendent of district 14 said "They were called to protect the children in attendance from intimidation and possible harm. But there were no incidents at the school. Accordingto the board of education, a brick was tossed from a speeding car at a crossing guard. A T.W.O. spokesman said that the organization had beard of no such incident and charged that the Board of Education might be at- tempting to propagandize, be- cause the boycott was so success- ful. Melnick said the strike was successful because parents in die area were uneducated them- selves, and did not know lie value of school. "This was an illegal he said. 'And I am sorry to see die Woodlawn organization use its power to keep children out of school. During the morning only a handful of pupils arrived at die school. Some of these carried a flier handed to diem by T.W.O. members, dispersed throughout the school area. Later in the day after it was apparent that die boycott was successful T.W.O. members abandoned die school and points in die community. Police, how- ever, stayed at the school. Mobile classrooms called Willis Wagons'havealreadybeen set-up at 64th and Stony Island in Jackson Park. They are in- tended to alleviate overcrowding at Flske, 6145 Ingleslde; Scott. 6435 Blackstone, andWadsworth, 6420 University. T.W.O. said that die trailers will solve no problems and has asked that vacant classrooms instead be used. In a statement issued jointly by Rohan and Dr. Curtis Mel- nick, Superintendent of District 14, they said that parents will be asked to view the nubile class- rooms for Carnegie, when ttiey are ready to see how comfortable and attractive tiiey are. They explained that mobile classrooms are being used efficiently throughout die country and are planned for suburban schools and parochial schools in die Chicago metropolitan area. The classroom trailers were purchased by die Board at a cost of each. T.W.O. said tiiat it has not planned any further demonstrations. Carnegie School Strike Aid. Despres To Speak "Rebuilding the Englewood Community" will be the subject of a community meeting to be held Wednesday. May 23, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Auditorium of Wilson Junior college, 6800 Stewart ave. Alderman Leon Despres of the 5th Ward in Chicago will be the principal speaker. There be panel groups for discussion and questions each under the direction of a competent leader. Tbe Human Relations club is sponsoring the program. How- ard Van Droof is the student president. Faculty sponsors are Paul E. Hanchett, Sample N. Pittman and Bert P. Schloss of the Wilson Social Sciences de- partment. Students, faculty and the general public are cordially invited. Beach Guards Are Needed Applications are being ac- cepted for life guards in the beaches and outdoor pools of the Chicago Park district. The pay is 11.93 per hoar. Ap- plications are available at all park fieldhouses and in Chicago high schools. They must be sub- mitted by Wednesday, May IB. Applicants must be at lea't five feet, six inrnes tall, weigh at least 145 pounds and have normal sight and hearing. Rdly At 64tt 4 Stoiy Agmtst Mobile (Mb I.VJ Hear JMs On Urban Renewal, Nationd Defense The Fifth Ward IV! will end its spring parlor meeting series, Citizen Speaks To His wtth two meetings, next Thursday and Friday nights, May 24 and 25, at p.m. Thursday night. Professor Philip Mauser, chairman of die Department of Sociology, of die University of Chicago and world- renowned population expert, will discuss "Urban Renewal and Pol- itics." Calling upon wide experi- ence in population research, city planning, and public administra- tion, Hauser will social and po- litical factors underlying urban renewal in Hyde Park, Kenwood, Woodlawn, Chicago, and die met- ropolitan area. Tbe meeting will take place at die Pioneer Co-op recreation room, 5427 S. Dor- chester. Friday night, Dr. Frank Botii- wefl, director of the University of Chicago's Laboratories for Applied Sciences, will speak on Defense and World Se- curity." A long-time consultant to the Defense Department, Dr. Bothwell played a key role in the Nivy's adoption of the Polaris missile. He wiD outline basic factors in national defense, tech- nical limitations of armaments, and current prospects for dis- armament. Following Dr. Beth- well, Sid Lens, writer and labor leader, will offer a refutation of Dr. Bothwell's position. Friday night's meeting will be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lee LeiMfc, 1401 E. 56th St. Tnrtfc Squad Mothers Found Guilty Four Negro who re- fused an order to leave an all- white elementary school were found guilty of criminal tres- passing Tuesday in Jury court. Judge Daniel J. Ryan re- turned the bench trial verdict against Mrs. Zephyr Craddock, 31, of "OS S. South Park; Mrs. Dart? Packnett. of H07 S. Maryland; Mrs. Mattie PosteU, 33, of 7425 S. Champla-a, and Mra. Josephine MaxweU, 14, at 6242 S. Kenwood. Each woman could receive a maximum penalty of a fina and 10 in Jail The four wen arrested fol- lowing February J incident relating to alleged, segregation in Chicago schools. The all members of the Woodlawn Organization, had refused to leave Kellogg Elementary school, 9241 S. Leavitt. They were allegedly ordered out by the principal, Helen Downey, when they came to check on vacant clanroomi m tbe school while Negro pupils were attending double-shift classes in all-Negro JchooU. The women's attorney, Wil- liam R. Ming, Jr., made a mo- tion that verdict ba set aside. Judge Ryan set JUM for a hearing on the motion. The women also faee disorder- ly conduct charges Hemming from the Kellogg incident. Alse pending against them ara crim- inal trespassing and disorderly conduct charges involving their refusal on February 2 to the Foster Park Elementary school, a branch of Kellogg at 8530 S. Wood. Judge Ryan continued pending charges to June i. Ming said that if the motion to set aside fails, ha will appeal to the Illinois Supreme and if necessary, to the UJ. Supreme Court. CoHplttt MOM For School At 6650 S. fflb Final plan! for the elemen- tary school at (ISO S. Eilis ave., provide 31 classrooms, four un- graded rooms, two kindergarten suites, a library-lunchroom, as- sembly-gymnasium with stage, office juite, counseling room, health suite, three teachers' restrooms, three boys' and three girls' toilet rooms, teach- ers and public toilet rooms, boiler room, pump and electric switchboard, engineer and help- er's room, and store rootr.   

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