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Chicago Bulletin (Newspaper) - February 19, 1959, Chicago, Illinois I Sis my volume no. 19 Chicago Illinois february to 1959 publish at 439 e list St Tel Stewart 3-/040 a pm Newsstands hear Shirley a testimony Chatham Council meets plan Large commission members of the Chatham Avalon Park Community Council voted sunday in favor of forming a Community wide committee to work out details for a proposed neighbourhood conservation commission. Thomas Gaudette 8614 Indiana Council president said the commission will serve the Avalon Chatham Chesterfield grand crossing and Park Manor areas. Using its seventh annual a meeting Junoy the Council membership approved Gaudot Tel a proposal that the Multi neighbourhood commission be administered by a full time paid staff. Quot up to now he id Quot we volunteers have san done a fantastic Job but our people need help in the face of a lob that needs 24-hour-a-Day the nicotine held Iii the Hixon school 83rd and St. Lawrence also included talks by candidates for the 8th Ward a darn panic sent and presentation of awards to 20 persons for out St Dinc Community service. Claudette announced that new officers will be is up for re election on a slate offered by a nominating committee headed by mrs. Kenneth Wilson 8325 Indiana. I Claudette stressed the need of a neighbourhood conservation commission to serve Quot three obvious areas of problems in the communities bounded roughly by state Stony Island 71st and 99th streets. They Are housing jaw enforcement and cleanliness and physical attractiveness. The Council he said receives Many housing complaints each year. But he continued Quot we Haven t scratched the Quot we need a full time professional Man capable of detecting each and every attempt to violate rezone or misuse the Community. This might require his daily or biweekly visits to the proper City agencies. This is a minimum and neither you nor i can do referring to the councils recent Mosquito a basement program Claudette said Quot tile Park Community Council kills Mosquito. This is commendable but is it really solving the major problems i in suggested that perhaps the Council and other neighbourhood civic organization Are Quot wasting tremendous Talent because the citizens groups a a won to wrestle with the legislative Ile added that often neighbourhood conservation organizations will not cooperate with each other because of Quot some a preconceived notion of \ Lins is what the Quot enemy Quot i wants Gaudette stated. He said i Quot the enemy whoever he is or wherever he exists wants it us weak and separated. It we unite we present an entirely different position votes Money a let no one kid you Quot Gaudette warned. Quot this is strength a n is the legitimate Siren the of citizens organized to protect each Gaudette stressed Quot for the Benefit of residents of surround. Ding common to Csc that Quot no one Council or i a up will dominate this con nist Ion a in continued Quot you will maintain your Independence. Your Council is your own. As in the past we will All cooperate. Only this time we a. A Prog Ani which has wide direction. We must Pool our strengths. We sometimes have our disagreements and this is natural but please let us find our common problems and resolve having achieved the consent of his membership Gaudette said Board will begin immediately to appoint a Community wide Community to investigate a fall the possibilities of the this committee he said will meet with like committees of the Council from Park Manor North Avalon Westchester and Chatham Village. South Avalon mar Nook and Chesterfield. Success of the Council in Quot drying up Quot some 19 Southside precincts last november was cited by Gaudette As one of the group s major accomplishments during the past year. A the experience of working with Chatham residents during the local option campaigns Gaudette said Quot is one i shall always cherish. Quot a Blind Man a great grandmother a business executive a school teacher a Salesman a truck Driver a Clergyman the list of Volunteer workers is Long and varied. But All were residents convinced that they can still Light for their rights and Quot their Quot rights Quot in this Case included walking their streets safety for tile women and children of their Community and a quiet Community Gaudette stated. Another accomplishment in the past year was successful opposition by the Council of proposed zoning Aumend mints which would have permitted a construction of townhouses on 87th Street near South Park. Gaudette recalled that300resi-dents Quot marched Down to City Ile said Quot Hie lawyer spoke Theroun cil spoke a Mother spoke a chief Petty officer spoke a chemist spoke a police Captain spoke a doctor spoke a school teacher. The Alderman pleaded for mercy. We recently the Council opposed through petition to 8th Ward Alderman Pinar Johnson the widening of Avenue from 62nd Street to the City limits Quot the last thing we need in our Community Gaudette said Quot is another through this one he claims would create hazardous conditions for Dixon elementary school children. Another 1958 project of the Council resulted in a request to mayor Daley for City investigation of the recreational needs in the area bounded by 79th, 83rd, South Park and cottage Grove. L Ive new sub areas were added to the Council in 1958-59. They Are i 75th to 79th, state to South Park 2 75th to 79th, South Park to cottage 3 79th to 83rd, South Park to cottage 4 83rd to 87th, sate to South Park and 5 79th to 83rd, state to South Park. A sub area Gaudette explained is a designated area of 24 to 32 blocks with natural arterial boundaries. The members of each arca elect three officers who serve on the councils Board of directors. This is Quot direct representation Gaudette said and Quot provides a democratic practical organization in the past year the councils housing and zoning committee handled ninety three complaints. Most of these Gaudette stated have been resolved. Most recently the Council established a Law enforcement committee. Quot to keep out the element of people identified with vice and corruption Quot Gaudette said. Asa result of these a comply str ments Gaudette stated die Chatham Council was awarded recently by the Chicago commission on human relations for Quot answering the forces of dissension in its Community with a positive program of education and action for a secure Community life and harmonious human Chatham residents get no cd awards the president a founder and an Active member of the Chatham Avalon Park Community Council were awarded last week by the National conference of christians and jews. The awards were made in recognition of their a daily Effort to further tolerant understanding among Peoples of All races religions and nationalities. I he presentations were made last thursday in Chicago s City Council Chambers by a team of no cd leaders. In All two couples and 18 other Chicago area men and women were honoured. Local recipients of the conference awards were Thomas a. Gaudette 8614 Indiana traffic manager Admiral corporation. He is president of the Chatham Council a director of the Catholic interracial conference and Secretary of the association of Community councils. The Rev. Warren g. Studer 810 Calumet minister Crerar memorial presbyterian Church. He conducted peaceful racial integration of his Church. He is founder of the Chatham Council. Mrs. Paul Scltman 8329 Vernon housewife. She is a Leader in the Chatham Council Active in Little league Pia schools committee and the Council of jewish women. Mayor Daley praised the award winners and urged All chicagoan to join in Observance of brotherhood i i a i i a i ii .1. A it i Ween w ii i i rap c v c u Moody i Viva Iii i Oil Iii Fuyii was int on a birthday february 22. Robert Sargent Shriver jr., president of the Chicago Board of education presided. He is brotherhood week chairman in admits she set fire to building a girl la confessed last. Week that she set the fire last month in an apartment building at 882 e. 64th. The girl also admitted setting 13 other minor fires in the last three months. None of the damage. The girl told police she likes fires and set some of the because she was mad at her teacher and her Mother. She had previously lived in the 64th Street building and is now being held in the juvenile Home Firth Ward Alderman Einar Johnson Center and wife listen to Community improvement plans from or. Welton Taylor 7621 Prairie following meeting of the Chatham Avalon Park Community Council last sunday at Dixon elementary school. Johnson who is seeking re election and his opponents addressed the meeting at the close of the councils regular business. Or. Taylor is chairman of sub area i. _ anti discrimination Law or Quot author in hot Ward fight injured Cep a a you be got my vote mrs. Gertrude Douglas 6139 University Tell 5th Ward Alderman Leon m. Despres. Despres seeking his second term in office is opposed by Allen h. Dropkin. Dropkin is backed by the democratic machine. Despres get Wilson drama support of Guild will ministers tour Europe makes Appeal to zone Board James h. Andersen owner of a two Story apartment building at 6637 Drexel next Fues Dav will Appeal the decision of the City zoning administrator in refusing to allow the continuation of a single family residence on the rear of the lot. The property is in an r-4 general residence District. Burglars take $333 Beatrice Dillon 7041 South Park told police last week burglars took a radio and $333 from her apartment. I our Woodlawn ministers file Day announced their endorsement of f if the Ward Alderman Leon m. Despres for reelection on february 24. Following is the text of their joint statement Quot residents of the fifth Ward have been fortunate in having a Man of the ability and integrity of m. Despres As their Alderman for the past four years. He has conscientiously and fearlessly worked for the welfare of All the people in the Ward. Quot Aiderman Despres has cooperated effectively with civic leaders and organizations in efforts to make Woodlawn a better place in which to live. Ile has addressed himself in a forthright and just fashion to the problems of his individual constituents. W e feel it would be of Benefit to tile Woodlawn area and the entire fifth Ward that Alderman Despres be returned to office to continue his Fine work Quot Rev. Hampton Price Woodlawn Baptist Church Rev. . Reynolds sixth United presbyterian Church Rev. William m. Sheppard Woodlawn methodist Church Rev. . Tyndall Christ episcopal Church the Varna Guild of Wilson Junior College has been picked by the defense department and the american educational theater association to perform at army bases in Europe in March and april. Fourteen Southside students will take part in the tour. Hie Guild will perform Quot you can to fake it with you Quot and a second play yet to be determined. Departure Date is March i. A similar group from Yale University new Haven conn., will tour the far East. H. Brian rchner.6701 Stewart drama Guild director will accompany the group. The Guild was established eight years ago when refiner returned from graduate study in England at the Royal Academy of i dramatic a it and the University of London. Local students going to Europe include Myra Harris 6950 Prairie Ted Dalpe 6100 Kenwood Charles Williams jr., 508 e. 71st Earl g. Harris jr., 908 e. 82nd Anna Judkins 7443 Ellis John Saunders 4456 Prairie and Yvonne Fucker 6216 St. Lawrence. John d. Smith 6136 South Park a cab Driver said two armed men robbed him of $33 Friday at Michigan Avenue and Marquette. Alderman Leon Despres the originator of the Woodlawn conservation demonstration project is fighting for his political life in a hitter fifth Ward. Despres is being challenged by a Lien ii. Dropkin 5512 Everett. Dropkin has criticized Despres for promoting Public housing in the Hyde Park renewal plan. Despres has been criticized for giving Chancellor l Vavrence Kimpton of the University of Chicago and Julian Levi of the South i ast commission a difficult time at the City Council a hearings on the renewal plan. Despres fought for the inclusion of 120 Public housing units in the controversial plan. The Chicago defender in a column on i february third charged that Levi raised a s15.000 War Chest for Dropkin in order to defeat Despres. Hie defender a week later endorsed Despres for his stand in favor of Low and Middle income housing in Hyde Park. A Dropkin has charged that Despres has done nothing for the fifth Ward. Despres originated die Woodlawn demonstration program which will help Rcsi-1 dents fix up their property and avoid the possibility of any clearance. Despres is the co author with Alderman Claude w. B. Holman of an ordinance to Hail housing discrimination in Chicago. Despres whose Campaign is being sponsored by the democratic i adoration and the Independent voters of Illinois states that during his term in office the following programs have been carried out new lights on 63rd, Stony Island and cottage Grove unproved the ohs turn around at 60th helped Stop the . From closing the 60th Street station helped get traffic lights at i his extensive Street repairs got an increase in police Protection four times greater than other police to seat first slate Sun. Die newly organized Southside Barracks of the veterans of world War i will receive its charter and install officers at a 2 . Meeting sunday in the american legion Hall at 79th and Stony Island. High ranking National and state officers of several vet. Erans organizations will address tile Assembly said Nick j. Wingren 9548 Richmond commander. Other Loc a1 officers include John r. Worley 7843 Michigan adjutant James Cross 854 e. 78th, chaplain Edward Kemp. 756 e. 72nd, treasurer and Harold Cable 6817dorchester, trustee. Simon Stallworth 36, of 6159 Rhodes was charged last week with resisting arrest leaving the scene of an Accident and attempting mayhem after knocking Down a policeman with his car to avoid getting ticket for unnecessary Horn blowing. Stallworth an addict is to appear in narcotics court on March i 3. Stallworth s car struck patrolman Jesse Austin,31, of 6618 Stony isl and at 39th an d pro Iri e. The policeman was treated in Michael Reese Hospital. Stallworth surrendered to police last Friday. �?�3 candidates endorsed by negro league i it the Ward Alderman Leon m. Despres w As endorsed last week by tile Chicago league of negro voters. The league also endorsed Raymond Earl Earth candidate in the 17th Ward and mrs. Ruth c. Porter a write in candidate from the 6th Ward. Only Aldermani candidates with opposition in wards of substantial negro population were considered for endorsement by the league said executive director albeit Janney. Endorsements he said were determined by the candidates Quot qualifications interest in Community. And Independence of party can to find two Smith witnesses the two living witnesses against Joseph in Smith 64, of 6514 Rhodes have disappeared police said last week. Smith had accused police of training him because lie complained of prostitution in the 63rd and cottage Grove area. A shakeup in the Woodlawn police District command followed his complaints. Neither of the two witnesses showed up last wednesday a1 the inquest into the death of a third mrs. Gertrude Herron 3ij. Mrs. Herron a prostitute and narcotics addict died in county Hospital december 24, after she was found mysteriously ill in hotel 6324 Kimbark. Det. Robert Breckinridge said one witness who appeared at an earlier inquest session was later slashed and had gone into hiding. She is Winnie Jones 29. Two prosecution witnesses in the Joseph r. Smith trial yesterday told a grand jury and a packed House in criminal court of the events and circumstances which led to Smiths arraignment on a morals charge. They Are Captain Phillip Breitzko former commander of the Woodlawn police station and miss Shirley Nelson an admitted prostitute and narcotics addict. A third witness Columbus Stevens of the Woodlawn Phoenix hotel brought confusion to the court scene when he disputed the statements of the other two. Miss Nelson testified that Smith a retired House Painter committed an immoral act with her in a Woodlawn hotel last. September i. Smith has denied the charge claiming that police a a framed him after he complained of vice conditions in Tho Woodlawn police District. Captain Britzke testified yesterday that he received Smiths complaints amiably and with interest. He said that on several occasions he offered to show Smith records indicating arrest of prostitutes in the District and advised him to visit women court to observe disposition of the cases. He said he also advised Smith to take his complaints to the state attorney. Smith ignored All of Breit a Kcf a suggestions the polic Captain testified. Breitzke said that he later personally responded to Smiths complaints and accompanied vice detectives on arrests in the arca. He said that on oct. La Smith apologized for his accusations that Woodlawn police officers were ignoring vice conditions in the area around 63rd and cottage Grove. Breitzke stated Smith told him he would write a letter to the commissioner of police commending Breitzke and his officers for their Diligence in eliminating prostitution and dope. According to Breitzke a testimony there were no hard feelings Between him and Smith when miss Nelson reported to Woodlawn police last october la that she had participated in a sex act with Smith. Miss Nelson testified she first met Smith on october i through a Mutual act Anil Ance Columbus Stevens. She said Stevens approached her on the Corner of 63rd and Drexel and asked her if she would go on a Date w Ith Smith. Miss Nelson replied a i done to have dates with coloured but she nevertheless consented to go with Smith she testified. A we went to is events room in the Phoenix hotel at about 7 30 on the evening of september i. I told Smith the Price was $10. He gave it to miss Nelson related to the court How the immoral sex act was committed. She said she was later Able to identify Smith by a scar on his stomach and certain items of clothing that he wore. # lit Iii last witness to take the stand yesterday was Columbus Stevens who denied he had Ever introduced miss Nelson to Smith. He said he was talking to Smith september i on the Corner of 63rd and Drexel when miss Nelson bumped into him. Stevens said miss Nelson seemed a rather High arid said that a fall of us girls pay thirty dollars to work out Here in the Street a miss Nelson testified on the stand that she had often heard Hie name of detective Richard Disteldorf Bre Titzke a former vice detective mentioned by a other girls who live in the Phoenix hotel. Stevens said that although Disteldorf does no to know him he knows Disteldorf. He said he had heard Disteldorf Tell Shirley Nelson in the corridor of the Phoenix hotel that she had better make some Money aft the trial was scheduled for continuance today. Neither the defense nor the prosecution would forecast when it would end although it is expected to be closed by Friday evening

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