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Woodlawn Booster (Newspaper) - June 13, 1967, Woodlawn, Illinois Million Dollar Grant T To Train 800 WO Plan Education In Basic Job Skills at 6391 St BY JAY SMITH YOUTHS in lawn are now eligible to receive SO weeks of basic education and vocational training resulting from a federal grant of awarded last week to The Woodlawn Organization 1133 E st to train severely dis- advantaged youth Commenting on the award the Rev Arthur M Brazier 19 TWO president THE EYES OF the nation will be focused on Woodlawn In my years in Chicago I have never seen a program for the youth that was designed more practically and more ly Rev Brazier described the program as having two avenues of endeavors to meet the needs of the youngsters One he ed will be for young pe IN WOODLAWN out be entered fat the new WOODLAWN BOOSTER Contest one might be entered In this netting new contest Were are more than enough to make the judging one ble lob P have Sta the big prise monies There's nothing to it fust cUn the t or finish a sentence starting I like to shop on East M STER First prize is Second prize is 175 and third is Ki It pays to Know Your Hyde Park Evening School Helps Pave Future For 53 Graduates Green SHIFTING SCENES By Hurley Green Editor to Speaks For The NORMALLY the number of letters that pass across desk is read possibly discussed among workers and then edited for our Community Voice tion Recently however I was the recipient of a missle that lends it- self very well to further comment IN A MAY 24th column entitled Is Virtue Its Own I at- tempted to point up the fact that seemingly in today's world comes quicker to the ing youth than to the defending youth I noted that for example in Woodlawn one group of teenagers had run the gauntlet in crime and destruction of the notoriety gained therefrom were being treated as ing dignitary And in addition being paid cash money for their efforts in not breaking the law ON THE OTHER HAND there is a vast majority of kids in this same Woodlawn who have broken no laws who carry no guns and who generally attempt to stay within the confines of law and order My summation was what is this second child to think when he learns that society knuckles down to force and violence and the Quoting from the letter which took exception to this point of view my reader You sound like a crat in your views for dealing with the teen gang lem in the neighborhood In fact your article is in sition with the front page story of the Blackstone ers Brown It sounds like sour grapes to me that someone dare try a more humane approach to a very modern problem CONTINUING in the same vein this reader opines that The Rangers obviously are here to stay so ore will not make them go away As a com- munity leader why not find out just what makes them tick what do they want and explore possibilities of ing them This is much more in keeping with our 20th century educational approach rather than erting Or regressing back to the good old days To answer such a letter I would first begin by ing that in reviewing my original article I made no suggestions that violence be met with violence as in the good old days I must confess however in honesty that I have often wondered if this might not be closer to a direct approach My main contention and fear was that since this particular group had been corrupted where along the line would we not make the same take in not rewarding the youngster who was making an effort to live up to civic I must further admit that since I am a graduate of the ghetto And not too long I am very much aware of the temptations so offered there It is difficult for me to understand the violence and bloodshed generated in today's ghetto especially since today's offender spends more for ammunition than my family had to spend for food I FIND IT increasingly difficult to visualize the extent of today's deprivation when so many jobs and al facilities go unattended It appears more logical to explain why I might steal potatoes on Street in 1938 than it is to explain armed wars and economic blackmail on Street in 1967 It seems to me that we spend so much time trying to understand a child's point of view that we lose sight of the adult's view And finally in a last respond to the letter without divulging the writer's name and address as I note that she lives in an far Southside community which hardly compares with Woodlawn I would surmise that if lived in Woodlawn and was forced to face the gers of the street at night she too might take a different slant I WOULD CERTAINLY welcome and support any reasonable measures to bring peace to the community but I believe that the first duty is to the adult taxpayer rather than a misguided hoodlum Counseling Post Open In Area HERE'S good nevs for fied job seekers The South Side Small ness Service Center Chicago Small Business Opportunities corporation is seeking a agement assistance counselor who holds a degree in business administration or four years counting or auditing ence THE per year job is open to a male 21 years old or over His duties include seling small business corporate and university volunteers auditing small con- cerns and analyzing financial statements of southside small businesses The job also offers benefits including paid life and insurance and a annuity plan The five-day LEAVING friends and associates is sometimes a time filled with sadness and regret On the other hand leaving can also be a time of faction and pleasure Pleasure for having met many wonderful people and satisfaction over a job well done The latter two reasons apply to seven nuns from St Clara's Church 6415 Woodlawn who are leaving the BOOSTER neighborhood to assume other duties for seven paid holidays three weeks vacation the first year and four weeks thereafter and one day per month sick leave THOSE INTERESTED are advised to contact Anthony R Stadeker business program ordinator for appointment at Woodlawn's Urban Progress Center 1030 E telephone where During a recent going away party held for them the honorees received many tokens of appreciation from parishioners and friends they met during their association with the church Enjoying pleasant moments at the ty were from left Sisters Othmar Ethelbert Laverna Tressa Jola Novella and Claire All persons present wished the sisters much happi- ness and satisfaction in their new assignments Area Resident Nears Climax Of Instruction Getting the feel of the room teaching situation and nearing the day of graduation is a BOOSTER area resident currently attending Northern Il- linois University in DeKalb Evelyn K Westermann 6020 Ingleside is among 347 seniors and graduate students who did nine week student teaching The worked in approximately 80 northern communities which ated with the university gram About 33 university n ments supervised the students from April 3 to June 2 Parkway Stages New Production CONTINUING ITS policy of presenting outstanding stage productions and premieres to southside residents in general and devotees of plays in ular Parkway Community House 500 E St has scheduled another hit for 10 weekend My Sweet C h a r 1 i a Broadway hit will have its midwestern premiere at the Parkway every weekend day through Sunday evenings until July 23 The play is ed by Dick Gaffield Curtain time is pm on Friday and Saturday and pm on Sunday For tions and more information call THESE TALENTED YOUNG ladies were a sensational hit at the recent talent contest sored by the Advancers Club at Woodlawn YWCA 1170 E st Co-sponsors of the contest were Woodlawn Urban gress Center 1030 E St Talent In Miniature Woodlawn YWCA and lawn r m m a M u e I Lutheran Church Kenwood ming with confidence and pretty as a picture the little ladies are Carlene Wilkins 6410 Kenwood Childress 6358 Kimbark Yolanda Lesser 1321 E St Alexis Collins 6404 Kenwood Isabel Muller 6102 Kenwood Cateria Simmons 1327 E St Iris 6352 Kimbark Michelle Wade 6359 Kenwood and Lesa Reno 6459 Kenwood Aid Takes Pen In Hand Goes to Aid Area Policemen Get Diplomas TWO ROOKIE PATROLMEN receive their diploma as police officers during recent police graduation ceremonies held in the annex auditorium of Central Police headquarters 1111 State THEY James Nelson 8734 Lowe and James O'Rourke 8500 Stony Island THE BULLETIN area cers were among 34 graduates who completed a 14 week ing course in which they were taught law judo first aid human relations de- relations and other subjects WOODLAWN WILL be an area of dignity and beauty if the suggestion of Alderman M Despres 5th Ward to the De- of Urban Renewal is Alderman Despres in a letter to Commissioner Lewis Hill dated June 5 the ban renewal plans for the and Dorchester area and for the larger Woodlawn area and urged careful consideration of plans for a civic center in the area THE CENTER the man's letter suggested might include a health center ing a building where a new Streets and Sanitation Ward yard might be established and perhaps one or two more or state centers in close proximity to a shopping ter The letter further pointed WE RAVE LONG needed the dignity and attractiveness of a little civic center which would benefit from the shop ping center and enhance it as well Alderman Despres com- asserted: THE WHOLE tendency of modern government is to try to bring the services to the people in an attractive and interesting way he stated adding the ban renewal plans for the Woodlawn areas offers us an outstanding opportunity On the same day the militant 5th Ward alderman directed an- other communication this one to Mrs Jean Carney in the City Council requesting that orders for the demolition of buildings at and Harbor be demolished A LETTER to the ment of Buildings on the same date referred to the shocking condition of these buildings which Alderman Despres described as hulks It The local Block Club and all of us will appreciate your help in effecting demolition 5 was indeed a busy day for the busy alderman Another communication to Woodlawn Progress Center E directed to the attention of Mr Bacon ed out that members of the Harper Blackstone Block club had called his tion to the urgent need for re- facilities on the vacant lots in the Island area THE LETTER recognized the fact that Chicago Park District lacked authority on private land aid as the only agency that can meet the need was elicited as the erman recalled the attractive playground last year at Harper IF YOU want block club help and guidance I am sure you can obtain it from the Block President Mrs Mattie Preston 1530 E the ter concluded Graduates To Go On Studying SYMBOLIZING THE great joy of accomplishment and re- intense desire and de- termination some 34 persons received high school diplomas during graduation ceremonies at Hyde Park School 6220 Stony Island About 19 others received mentary certificates during the graduation ceremonies IN ALL 53 students have been attending Hyde Park ning school in pursuit of the that had eluded them for one reason or another until now Tears of Joy and obvious satisfaction were the mixed emotions the new graduates ex- The new graduates WAHEED ABDULLA ford Allen Esmy Bickman Richard Boyd Charles way Brooks leen Brooks Shirley Brown Shirley Burks Doris Collins Gladys Franklin Elizabeth Frazier Sidney Goodman Pamela Also Shirley Harrell beth Hill Sarah Howard Flora Jones Maggie Jones Grace Manley Lewis McClain Harry Moore Sheryl Nix Odom and Phelps THE roster also included Monica Reynolds Sara Rivers Joette Robinson Gwendolyn Roundtree Marvin Thomas Aaron Trimble ley Weathers Linda Webb and Grace Woods Elementary graduates Sidney Bennett Orville Brooks Verna Brown rine Burge Ralph Carter gusta Cynthia Dailey Rosetta Dorsey Holley Robert Howard ALSO E v e r i c a n Ingram Jackson Willie Jackson Alice Meza Willie Porter Annie Robinson Marie Ross Thames and Ruth Sherman In a message to the ates Dr William Rohan cipal of the evening school KNOWLEDGE skills and habits acquired from many enings of hard work take on new meaning in our American way of life Dr Rohan praised the ates as he THOSE GRADUATING from high school will open new gateways in the world of work or will look ahead to obtaining additional education and new job skills Spiegel Honors Local Employee A DILIGENT and loyal em- ployee from the BOOSTER area was recently guest of or at a special luncheon given by Spiegel Inc to mark im- portant on-the-job anniversaries for members of the mail der's operating team Mrs Eloise Robinson 1557 E was honored for having completed 15 years efficient service with Spiegel's young people who already have completed 8th grade and who have some job skills The other will be de- signed especially for those sons who do not have 8th grade reading knowledge or able skills IN MAKING THE ment the Office of Economic Opportunities in Washington de- The Woodlawn Organization founded in 1961 has a history of deeply successful programs on slum fighting citizen participation in urban renewal job early childhood development centers and voter registration education CURRENT PLANS call for the youthful trainees to earn weekly allowance during their and on- the-job training Several organizations will work closely with TWO on this new program The University of Chicago will provide mal counseling and will at- tempt to explain the program to the community in addition to recruiting part-time workers to help with the program ACCORDINGLY the Urban League plans to help secure jobs for the young trainees and furnish bookkeeping services The Legal Aid Bureau will offer all legal advice as required by the agencies in the program CREDITING the involvement of the young people in Wood lawn with the successful lation of the program Rev Brazier All of us have seen what good works these young people are capable of by the recently held show Opportunity Please featuring the Blackstone Rangers under the direction of Oscar Brown Jr THE TWO PRESIDENT also said there has been a marked decline in teen crime in the area since the Rangers signed the recent pact last April 27 An OEO official statement In- that the purpose of the project is to show there are an alternatives to anti social behavior and that anti-social behavior can be sub reduced by the for- mation of the present and siml lar projects ALMOST like the proverbial when it rains it TWO also received another grant of for community tion from the Hock River odist Fund The grant was pre- sented through the Woodlawn Methodist Church 1208 E st and its pastor Rev John F Baggett The Methodists approved the grant based upon a proposal to finance a program for parents in Woodlawn submitted by TWO nearly four months ago TWO will give thorough accounting of expenditures and allocations throughout the year Loretto Spurs LEAP Program PERSONS WHO ARE willing and eager to further their high school education are presented with an opportunity to enroll in LEAP a special summer gram sponsored by Loretto Academy 1447 E st Subjects to be offered are speed reading developmental reading mathematics three English three typing beginning and social studies study of ths CLASSES WILL be held day Wednesday and Thursday evenings p.m Classes may also be chosen in of three classes per evening from to or two classes per evening p.m Registration is scheduled for Monday June 19 p.m INGREDIENTS Concentration of ability and continuity of effort are sary for success Best Food Buys This Week Each week the publishes the best food at your local food store as advertised in your SUGAR CUtIO CALI HAMS i
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