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Woodlawn Booster (Newspaper) - May 23, 1962, Woodlawn, Illinois WOODLAWN'S ONLY NEWSPAPER Vol XXIX No 21 Wednesday May 1962 YEAR Carnegie Strike Protests Mobile Units A strike 1350 pupils home from Carnegie Elementary school 1414 E pi was carried off Friday by the The strike was called in protest of the Board of tions plan to place mobile class rooms at 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 proximately 350 children off the double shift rolls at Carnegie Enrollments in the morning and afternoon sessions are mately i 350 Use of mobile rooms will relieve Carnegie of double shift Class size in the mobile classroom is one teacher to thirty pupils Approximately 50 Carnegie pils who attend classes in the William Ray school bark also stayed away Dr William Rohan Carnegie principal said Classes were held as usual for die slightly more than 100 pupils who ed the day police cars ringed the school Curtis 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 the board of education a brick was tossed from a speeding car at a crossing guard A 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 ful Melnick said the strike was successful because parents in die area were uneducated 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 members dispersed throughout the school area Later in the day after it was apparent that die boycott was successful members abandoned die school and points in die community Police ever stayed at the school Mobile classrooms called Willis set-up at and Stony Island in Jackson Park They are in- tended to alleviate overcrowding at 6145 Scott 6435 Blackstone 6420 University 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 nick Superintendent of District 14 they said that parents will be asked to view the nubile rooms for Carnegie when are ready to see how comfortable and attractive 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 said 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 ard Van is the student president Faculty sponsors are Paul E Hanchett Sample N Pittman and Bert P Schloss of the Wilson Social Sciences de- Students faculty and the general public are cordially invited Beach Guards Are Needed Applications are being for life guards in the beaches and outdoor pools of the Chicago Park district The pay is 11.93 per hoar are available at all park and in Chicago high schools They must be sub- mitted by Wednesday May IB Applicants must be at five feet six tall weigh at least 145 pounds and have normal sight and hearing At 4 Stoiy Mobile Mb Hear JMs On Urban Renewal Defense The Fifth Ward will end its spring parlor meeting series Citizen Speaks To His 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 renowned population expert will discuss Urban Renewal and Calling upon wide ence in population research city planning and public tion Hauser will social and factors underlying urban renewal in Hyde Park Kenwood Woodlawn Chicago and die area Tbe meeting will take place at die Pioneer Co-op recreation room 5427 S chester Friday night Dr Frank wefl director of the University of Chicago's Laboratories for Applied Sciences will speak on Defense and World curity A long-time consultant to the Defense Department Dr Bothwell played a key role in the adoption of the Polaris missile He wiD outline basic factors in national defense limitations of armaments and current prospects for dis- armament Following Dr 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 1401 E St Squad Mothers Found Guilty Four Negro who re- fused an order to leave an white elementary school were found guilty of criminal 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 of S Maryland Mrs Mattie 33 of 7425 S and Mra Josephine 14 at 6242 S Kenwood Each woman could receive a maximum penalty of a fina and 10 in Jail The four wen arrested 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 m tbe school while Negro pupils were attending classes in The women's attorney liam R Ming Jr made a tion that verdict ba set aside Judge Ryan set JUM for a hearing on the motion The women also ly conduct charges Hemming from the Kellogg incident Alse pending against them ara 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 MOM For School At 6650 S Final for the tary school at ISO S Eilis ave provide 31 classrooms four un- graded rooms two kindergarten suites a sembly-gymnasium with stage office juite counseling room health suite three teachers restrooms three boys and three girls toilet rooms ers and public toilet rooms boiler room pump and electric switchboard engineer and er's room and store
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