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Woodlawn Booster (Newspaper) - September 26, 1962, Woodlawn, Illinois Protests Disrupt Dist.14 School Budget Heari SB HOUK STOH OH MSB 111 WOODLAWN'S ONLY NEWSPAPER Vol. XXIX No. 39 Wednesday, September 26. 1962 TWENTY-NINTH YEAR JUDGE WIIAMOSKI INVESTIGATES ROSS SLUM IS THIS SCHOOL? Break Ground Thurs. At 67th Ellis School Formal ground-breaking ceremonies for the new 67ch and Elhs elementary school will take place on Thursday, September 27 at P.M. at the site of the school. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremonies will be held at the same time in the auditorium of the Wadsworth School, 6420 University Avenue. Rev. CJC. Proefrock, pastor of the Woodlawn Immanuel Luth- eran Church will give the invo- cation and Mr. Raymond Griffin, principal of Wadsworth School, will act as master Brief addresses will be made by Dr. Edwin C. Oederer, Associate Superintendent in Charge of Op- eration Services, and Dr. Curtis C. Melnick, District Superinten- dent of District A color Crimes Drop In Area YES I THIS IS SCHOOL for quite a number at area children. It is a picture of one of the 24 mobile units located in Woodlawn. 18 at61stand University serve Carnegie, Fisfce and Wads- worth schools; and 6 in Jackson Park at 64th and Stony Island serve Scott school. Despite pro- tests, the latest occurring last Thursday at the School Budget Hearings for district 14, held at Shoesmith School, 1350 E. 50th, the 'Willis Wagons" remain, (photo by Martin) Quick Point Job Covers Ross Tenement "1 would not live there but I have seen was the decision reached in an official investigation of the tenement at Woodlawn and Marquette last week. Judge Julian Uilamoski and Asst. orporation Counsel Timothy C'llara, accompanied by Benjamin Ross, Receiver, were escorted through the 48-apartment building by a committee of The Woodlawn Organisation headed by Rev. William Baird, pastor of Csset Community Church, 74th and Blackstone. A new coat of painthadbeenslapped over previously alleged defects, and fresh concrete covered the formerly neglected lawn. OTiara noted illegal rear exits from front apartments through glass paneled entrances to rear apartments, and insuffi- cient lot area, but remarked that the building was "not as bad as represented." the kind of rents that the tenants are paying, Mr. Ross should be able to put that entire building in good repair with well- adequate furnished, and general- ly disreputable appearing apart- ments." In demonstrating the condition of the structure, Rev. Baird was able to poke a screw-driver through 6x6 weight bearing joists. T.W.O. is going to con- tinue its campaign against that building and its owner until it is he concluded. The bellicose Ross roared at Mrs. Anderson, a tenant at 1215 Marquette, as she pointed-out decrepid furniture and other de- fects in her 3rd floor rear apart- ment. The bitterest argument of the tour ensued. The investigation grew out of a hearing Thursday concerning whether or not Ross was properly discharging his duties as Re- ceiver. A final decision was post- poned until December. (CNS> Crime figures in the Grand Crossing district (3) showed a drop of 5.4 per cent during August compared with July, according to statistics re- leased last week by Police Supt. Orlando W. Wilson. City-wide the decrease was only 0.9 per cent. There were 4 murders com- pared with 2 in July, but no cases of involuntary manslaughter. Forcible rape dropped 23.5 per cent, down 13 from 17, but assault with intent to rape in- creased to 8 from 3. Serious assault rose to 135 from 128. Strong arm robbery went up, 97 from 96, while armed robbery dropped to 62 from 73. Residen- tial burglary increased, 227 from 181, but non-residential burglary dropped 61 from 65. Larcenies of all types showed a decrease: pocket picking, down 12 from 13; purse snatching, 18 from 15; shoplifting, 8 from 9; theft fromautos, not accessories, 47 from 53; theft of auto acces- sories, 75 from 119; bicycle thefts, 72 from 77; attempted lar- ceny, 5 from t3; and other thefts, 161 from 173. Auto thefts dropped 16.5 per cent, down 186 from 223. guard and other students from the Wadsworth School will also participate. The new school, which will cost approximately will provide 35 classrooms, 2 kinder- gartenr. library-lunchroom, i kitchen, an auditorium-gymnasi- um with stage, a counselling room, a health suite, and various toilet and rest rooms for teach- ers and pupils, k will accommo- date approximately pupils and is expected to be reedy for occupancy by September. 1963. Community leaders. PTA members, and clergymen froaa neighboring Tssla tad Scott Schools have also been invited to participate. Jidge Parsons At first Pn Post Office Dope Offender Granted 2 Year Probation decorated and properly furnished commented Rev. Baird. "They pay rent compar- able to that charged in Lake the militant T.W.C. leader continued, 'and for un- safe, improperly maintained, in- (CNS) The first of 38 defendants in the post office narcotic ring indictment to be disposed of was given two years probation by b.S. District Judge Michael L. Igoe Monday after agreeing to become a government witness. He is John Davis, 25 years old, 6608 Rhodes ave., a mail handler charged with possessing mari- juana. A second defendant who has pleaded guilty was given a con- tinuance to Oct. 11 for disposi- tion. He is Edmund L. Sudberry, 6435 Maryland avenue, who is charged with having heroin. Thirty of the 18 defendants, all who were post office employes, have been discharged from their jobs. Approve Porfchf (CNS) A request to prohibit parking at all times on the west side of Greenwood, from a point 200 feet south of 62nd to a point feet south, was approved last Thursday by the City Council Committee on Traffic and Public Safety. Judge Parsons Federal Judge James B. Par- sons will be the featured speaker, Sunday, a.m., at the First Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 64th and Kimbark, at a special Mens Day Service. Judge Par- sons was a participant in the Emancipation Proclamation in Washington, D.C., last weekend. General Chairman of the event is L. D. Jones, 3420 Cotttge Grove. James S. Braxton, 1321 E. 55th, is program chairman. Milton McGlaun, 640? Green- wood; Harry Gribbon, 9120 S. Bishop; Charles Bonnell, 1654 E. 86th pi.; and Andrew Berry, 501 E. 32nd, are organization chair- men. A reception for Judge Parsons will follow the service. The pub- lic is invited.
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