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   Woodlawn Booster (Newspaper) - May 16, 1967, Woodlawn, Illinois                                Bd. of Education Approves Plan For Modernizing of Hyde Pk. Hi A PRESTIGE NEWSPAPER IN A PRESTIGE COMMUNITY Facelift To Bring New Rooms To Old Building 'Feminine Elegance' MODELLING THE VERY LATEST HIGH FASHION with fem- inine elegance Doris Wilton who took part on the Cotton Carnival fashion show presented by Scars, Roebuck and 63rd and Halitod. An overflow crowd of and fashion lovers ettendod tho show which featured fashion weir of ovory age for every feminne member of tho family. Tho National Cotton Council sponsored tho show. SHIFTING SCENES Youngsters Need Responsible Lead THIRTY-THIRD YEAR NO. 17 Published at 6391. 7Ut St., STiwirt 3-1040 "Golden Ager" in Hall of Fame Hyde Park Premiere Revue Set BY HURLEY GREEN, Editor First Presbyterian Church, 6400 South Kimlba'rk, at P.M. A cast of 50 teenaged singers, dancers and musicians will 'per- form in the two hour spectacu- lar staged by Brown and sing- er, dancer, designer Jean Pace. Brown, in association with the Blackstone organization, is pro- ducer of the sfliow. "Our young people are rich' with talent" said Brown. "We're trying to help them make it pay off. Judging by 'the results of just a few weeks wfflh the Blacbatones and their friends similar programs cam be -quickly developed for the youth of ottier communi- ties." The will include a 40 voice dhorus directed by Larry Fortson, singing poipular hit jhe group. Damces ace developed for the show de' several male and female sex. "OPPORTUNITY iplease knock" a new musical review featuring talent discovered by MOST OF US as adults, are acutely aware of the axio- Oscar Brown, Jr. through the matic paraphrase, "In the midst of happiness, there is sorrow." As a case in point, I would like to review two isolated, yet related area incidents, which marked this year's Mother's Day observance. FOR THE PAST four weeks, the BULLETIN-BOOSTER newspapers have conducted a contest to find a 'Queen For A Day' Mother. On Sat- urday night, following a public drawing, we crowned a young par- ent, thus awarding her a vast array of prizes and gifts. A FEW SHORT hours before this "mony, I had also had the occa- sion to meet another parent who faced this Mother's Day still encased in the memory of her-son's May 25, 1966 death by violence. THIS MOTHER, the parent of Jerome Huey, a 17 year-old Negro youth, whose brains were spattered over a Cicero sidewalk, after a baseball bat beating, adminis- tered by four, bigoted, white youths; sat in an Engle- being wood pulpit and listened to several 'spokesmen for civil rights' as they cried, not for justice for all the other Jerome Hueys who still seek to exist in a dangerously, tets, quintets, and quartets will explosive society; but for general letting of white blood, in way of retaliation. the revue's musical director.' KNOWING the pain and anguish Mrs. Huey must feel Brown and Miss Pace also will each day as she goes about her existence, being constant- wiM glve five per. ly reminded of her loss, I waited to see if the tone and over the weekend temper of violence preached by this group of racially with performances on angry speakers had touched or affected her belief in the basic principles of human equality. WHILE MOST of the audience was made up of ma- ture adults, my attention was drawn and held by a small knot of unkept, swaggering youths who wildly applaud- ed each exhortation of death and violence to our white oppressors. These youths, obviously under a central leadership, shorn of their denims and beards, might have been the very youths who had committed the crime which was the subject of the night's rally. AS I LISTENED to the speakers playing to the ears of AME cnurcril 6456 Evans., have these young, impressionable minds, I started to wonder chosen for their annual Wom- how does one go about damming up these wild and un- Day observance, May 28, trained actions once they are unleashed in the cause of Guest speaker in the special 'the movement.' A few moments later my unasked ques- services will Margaret tion was answered beyond a reasonable doubt. One youth yelled, "Get whitey out the room, this is a 'black power' meeting." In a matter of seconds, the entire Musical selections will be giv- group had taken up the call. ta0? I HAVE ATTENDED Christ Methodist church on Hign school, 6201 Stewart, un- many, many occasions and I know from personal obser- der the direction of Mrs. M. vation that this is indeed an 'open' church. It is and is active not only always has been, open to all races, seeking racial equah- jn iocai organizations but areas ty and dignity. The church minister, the Rev. John R. abroad as well. Her work has Porter, while acknowledged as one of the most militant "funds "to ministers of the city, none-the-less has always adhered to Duild the Pilgrim Baptist Hospi- the principles of the Southern Christian Leadership Con- tai at issele Uku in Nigeria, ference; action through non-violence. "at BUT UNDER the unweighted impact of mass commis- uku 'Was named in her honor. sions masked by a cause, which certainly cannot be dis- Mrs. Smith is a member ot Greater Ml. EXPANSION and Park school facilities are inade- tion of Hyde Park High School, to cope with the overflow 6220 Stony Island, moved a step PreseDtly closer toward realization construction week following the board of ed- estimated at while ucation's approval of final ar- structurai steel work and demo- chitectural plans and construe- utjoll wU1 C08t Orput- tion specifications. Orput and Associates is the ar- This much debated issue has firm contracted by long been the object of Commu- of education. This nity controversy. It has been flrm won t competition for the belief of many community producing the prize entry on 16 thru May 22, 1967 residents that the present Hyde for Hyde Park schooi iast year. According to present plans, facelifting of the school will bring about the following changes. THE PRESENT, large, awk- ward auditorium will be remod- eled to include a divisible au- ditorium capable of containing four lecture type hall teaching stations and a stage craft shop. Adjacent to these lecture halls will be two more regular classrooms and a foreign lan- guage electronic classroom. THE MUSIC department will be remodelled to include a band Widow, 90 Cited for Youth Work service Woodlawn Meeting DISCUSSING PLANS FOR Girl Scout' troop and opening e youth center in Woodlawn, members of strategy committee met recently at tho home of Mrs. Eddie MM Johnson, president of the 1400 block club. From left: Mrs. Eddie Mae Johnson, 1437 E. 66th pi.; Thelma Stevenson, 5938 South Parkway locre- tary. Progressive and Civic Organisation Block club; Mrs. Betty L. Shaw, adviser District No. 12 Girl Scouts of Chicago, 14 E. Jackson; Mrs. Irene Bridges, 1423 E. 66th pi., secretary, 1400 E. 66th pi. Block club; Clarissa Carter, 1432 E. 66th pi., mombor 1400 E. 66th pi. Block club; Camilla Morgan, community representative, Woodlawn Urban Progress Center, 1030 E. 63rd; and Glennis Clerk, school-community representative, Nikola School, 6657 Kim- bark. urday, and Sunday presentations. Sa? evening Women Day Observance In Woodlawn Queen And Her Court THE CORONATION WAS a highlight of the May Queen Ball held lest week at Woodlawn YWCA, 1170 E. 63rd st., under the sponsorship of The Advancers Club of tho Out Roach Youth Program. Getting the crown adjusted over her head is Queen" Sandra Horron, 6437 Kenwood. Members of her court, (from left) are Iris Floumoy, 63S2 Kimbark; Child- rest, 6358 Kimbark; and Leia Reno, 6459 Ken. wood. Standing roar: Majrorie Lamb, 6412 Venwn, and Mrs. Felicia Reed, Rhodes. Co.iponsors of the Out Reich Program are Woodlawn Urban Progress Center, 1030 E. 63rd st. and Woodlawn Immanool Lutheran Church, 6401 Kenwood. First Church Lists Activities Ot Interest to Youth, Adults fash- u for low the -w gymnasium. Senior eCitizens 'has selected Boys' and girls' gymnasiums Mrs. Ella B. Bohannon, 90, 6126 will be divided into four treach- Greenwood, for the coveted stations and four auxiliary membership in the Senior Citi. physical educational areas. zens Hall of Fame. Four regular sized classrooms Mrs. Bohannon, widow of Dr. will be provided. David V. Bohannon, minister TO GUARANTEE adequate and educator, was nominated electrical plumbing, heating, for the Hall of Fame by the and ventilating services, the Washington Park Apartments present facilities will be extend- Senior Citizens group. ed with a view to permit any SHE WAS cited for outstand- easy future extentipn "into other ing success in aiding students areas of the building. A com- and encouraging young persons plete new fire alarm system to strive for e d u t i o n a 1 will be installed throughout the achievements. buijding. Mrs. Bohannon and others se- Present roofing over the ex- lected for memiibenrabip (tods isting open service court will be year will be inducted in the redesigned to provide new boys' sixth annual Hal of Fame and girls' locker rooms, awards ceremonies at 11 a.m. R.O.T.C. drill hall and rifle May 23 in City Council range to expand the boiler chambers. Mayor Richard J. room to 'accommodate future -Daley is expected- to make the air-conditioning equipment. awards, the BOOSTER learned. More ttian 400 outstanding Ontrlrtrtr f nnrartc Chicago area residents have WllTdOOr V.OnCeiTS been named to tthe Senior Oiti- _ zens hall of fame in previous OpGIl N6XT bUH. years. Each one demon. strated success in a "second THE CHICAGO Park District, career" in such fields as busi- in cooperation with the Ameri- ness, civic affairs, volunteer can Federation of Musicians, service, scholarship and the will sponsor the sixth consecu- arts after reaching 62. tive season of outdoor Lakeside Mrs. Bohannon's name and Promenade Concerts by the picture is currently on display Chicago Chamber Orchestra. with the other 1967 candidates A series of four successive in the Hall of Fame exhibit in Sunday afternoon concerts at the City HaH lobby, it was fur. the South Esplanade of the ther disclosed. Museum of Science and Indus- The Hall of Fame ceremonies try, 57th and South Shore drive, are a highlight of the annual begins May 21 at p.m. celebration of Senior Citizens THE FREE concerts are de- month in May. During this peri- signed to display the lighter od more than haJf a million old- side of classical music for the er persons in Metropolitan Chi- small orchestra and fine so- ca.go are honored tor their work loists from the Chicago area in and service to the community, an outdoor atmosphere of The theme dhosen in this charm and relaxation. year's celebration is "Career The opening concert will ob- reflecting diversity of serve the 200th anniversary of new activities and interests the noted 18th century compos- available in the metropolitan er, Georg Philipp Telemann, area to those past normal re- with a program devoted to his tirement age. music. Young Choirs in New Role at Jackson Pk. FIVE YOUTH choirs from Concurring in this area was churches in the areas served by Jackson Park supervisor, Orin the BOOSTER-BULLETIN will Taylor. participate in what has been Consequently, the BOOSTER termed "a first im community was informed, tile "Choir festi- musical development at Jack- val" at Jackson will give the son Park 6401 young singers opportunity to Stony Island. hear other teen choirs sing and Jackson Park will present encourage all participants to "Youth Choirs on Parade" May 19, featuring, in all, 12 choirs THIS SHOWCASE for youth- from southside churches. The ful choristers is on a scale ney- musioal will be presented at 7 p m -i x tireater MI vernon eapusi THE CALENDAR of activi- ly anticipate Sunday, June 18, puted; these young minds had seized an opportunity to church and is Representa. llcs geared to youth and adult the date of the annual Sunday seek recognition through violence. In spite of the fact tive of the Baptist Foreign Mis- alike at First Presbyterian School picnic. The "Wooded that Rev. Porter is the church father, he was unable to sion Bureau, USA church> S400 Kimbark, includes Isle" in Jackson park has been restrain these visitors to his religious home. FORTUNATELY, no physical harm was done in this cii; National Council of Negro er attempted before in this area, it was further revealed. present- bringing largest number of specta- other to the choir whose perfor- msidered best by a The Sunday school has held instant case The election of two white women and a Women; board member of the the first two of six Saturday white youth from a public meeting can hardly be called fiiS a demonstration of 'black power' as the youths shouted. 2nd Ward Democratic organiza- However, it is an indication of what can happen when tion. untrained and untempered minds are exposed to the song include Progressive MRS. JOSEPHINE Dill, new- Church of Christ, 7120 Michi- ly appointed superintendent of gan; Temple of Divine Science, the Cradle Roll, will be keeping 1326 E. 63rd; Maryland Avenue in touch with children from Baptist church, 8058 Maryland; children under 12 vears will events'of far-reaching religious selected as the site for festivi- birth until marticulation in the Zion Temple Baptist, 7010 Un- t lmlcVs accom- and secular importance. ties between 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday School, ,1 was further ion and First Calvary Baptist by parents Admission is Planning is in progress for all disclosed. New arrivals should churdh, 6111 Kenwood. a nominal 25c sorts of games and fun in the bo reported to her by phoning WH.UAM LAMBERT, music Other participating choirs in- old fashioned dinner on the TR 4-3769, or by calling the instructor at Park be. Baptist, Pil- ground style. church office. About the Meaning of Justice." ___, lieves that the many young peo- grims' Baptist, El-Bethel Bap- It was further announced that who thejr e congregational Non- goadings of untrained, racist, 'would-be leaders. IT IS JUST as dangerous for older, Negro 'spokes- Women members of the THE men' to holler blood, blood, as it is for Nazi Leader have George Rockwell to do the same toward white youths. Neither of them will be too close to the .front when the bullets fly and blood flows. IT IS ONE thing to preach violence as a means to an end, but most of this kind of violence is seemingly disa- nated in our own community, in the form of purse snatchings, petty robberies and burglaries. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN cur- v These classes are under the rently is seeking to fulfill lead- the Junior cho.r rehearsesi each, to the service of music in Denominational, Liberty Bap- fellow- leadership of Miss Betsy Emer- ership; needs. These mclude a Sundaj, .1 9am. w. h mPat thcir cnurches descrve recogni- tist, South Park Baptist, and in the ick, a regular teacher in the lower auditorium of the church, junior department. -------r j itKio uiuu cnuiuirca mraci ve uai, auuui thT' !rod7< tun from large audiences. Church of fte Living God. ten department; a secretary- school begins promptly at SATURDAY morning treasurer for the Sunday school; and meets in general assembly their fi- class is an experiment being vacation substitutes for the on nancial support to raise funds conducted in conjunction with summer months to go toward the proposed edu- other South Central Council aides who are cational annex of the church. churches directed by Ed White The construction of the new of the City Church project, tri-leveled building is already Each church has a Saturday in in progress and is slated to be class, and teachers meet once a dren's drama and the creative inspiration of the momc finished in the near future. week to compare notes and arts are urged to "take the ball cord.al 'nvitation to dro The Rev. Jonathan A. Dames draft curriculum. _ and run with it." The flrtd is o en o is pastor church. of Woodlawn AME INTEREST has reached a high peak as youngsters eager- for the on the last Sunday of each and teachers' month, a.m. in McWil- interested in Hams chapel. The eludes experimenting with chil- worship, occasional guest1! and moment. A drop in" _............. iy this wide open at First Church, the unique experience in youth fel- BOOSTER was informed. lowship. Best Food Buys This Week Each week the Booster publishes the best food at your local food store. advertised in your U.S. CHOKi POT ROAST 3 39   

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