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Chicago Bulletin (Newspaper) - June 25, 1964, Chicago, Illinois Approve renewal plan in nun rights rally was a stride to Freedom by Gus Savage were the More than 75,000 who made witness for equal rights in Chicago a Soldier Field subjects of a a cruel hoax and futile gesture a As the editor of the City a one negro daily characterized it two Days later were the few a a empty benches in the Northwest Corner of the stadium. Ugly and pm i Barr Assing reminders of the rally Slack of Success a was the largest testimonial to Freedom in Chicago a history really a a a childish things the editor my longtime Friend Chuck Stone Gus Savage dared Jab this hard interpretation into the newly softened despair of his some 30,000 readers. Well it must be admitted that the june 21st rally had certain negative aspects. For instance it dodged the City a Power Structure and skirted local problems except for securing from the crowd a pledge a to work for full civil perhaps a grand Opportunity was wasted when Chicago a Best citizens were dismissed from the four hour Jubilee without being provided with any part of the program of action this summer demands. Also the High percentage of Whites involved in the rally a leadership when contrasted with the relatively Low percentage of Whites in attendance possibly evidenced a dangerously limited concern among Whites for a the brother so plight. In addition the rally tended to firm up the positions of those whose leadership of the negro Community was justifiably challenged by More militant and imaginative leaders during the past 12 months. However the rally could be More correctly viewed As a a a step rather than As an a a end in the �?o1,000-mile journey alluded to in the keynote address by the Rev. Martin Luther King. And if Success is related to purpose the a a step was successful. The rally a clearly stated purpose was to inspire and Bear witness for its cause. It fulfilled that purpose on a historic scale. Of course the audience possibly was willing to do More than was asked of it and if so then the rally could have been even More successful than it was. Yet it was a Success in that any step Forward is a Success and it definitely represented a step Forward. This was certain even before sunday for when 187 organizations in Chicago joined forces to act for civil rights that in itself was a Forward step Forward because it represented broader inter organizational Unity in a civil rights act than Chicago had Ever known. And it should be understood that a rally for civil rights is a civil rights act a form of demonstration if you please. It takes Little maturity to understand that though an act does not accomplish All one wishes it to do it does not necessarily follow that the act accomplishes nothing. Moreover it is a mistake to conclude that Only combat soldiers and front line action contribute to Victory. Unquestionably there were Many urgent objectives accurately listed by the outspoken editor that the rally did not and could not accomplish. But the accomplishment of these is Ever More Likely in a climate of broader commitment and the rally definitely contributed to such a climate. Though there be More militant forms and though More militant forms Are needed the rally did not discourage but rather specifically encouraged such forms and also contributed to their likelihood of Success. It did this not Only in its speeches but by its involvement of thousands of people in an act beyond their previous commitment. I saw some people there whom i know had never before gone beyond supporting a Mere civil rights Resolution. Now whom did Chuck Stone condemn for this progressive act he condemned a a Small band of White do goobers with enormous guilt syndromes about the race Well i Only wish there had been More of these involved in the rally thereby increasing its Impact. Indeed it was publicized not As a rally for negroes but rather As an inter racial witness for the rights of negroes held at a non racial site. In such an Endeavor the White participation and initiative the better i should think. Let us congratulate those who led this historic step and Busy ourselves in preparation for the next. We who claim to be More militant than others can Best discharge our special responsibility imposed upon us by that claim by bettering the efforts of others rather than berating them a and sundays rally broadened the base necessary to effectuate our Militancy. Was Chicago a rally for civil rights a toward Freedom it was More than 75,000. Chath am Avalon Chesterfield Englewood Park Manor Vernon Park West Chesterfield Chicago a leading Community weekly maim sixth year no 35 week of june 25 to july i 1964 published at 639 e. 71st St., Stewart 3-1040 caution school is Outi rent strike still unsettled moves into fourth week an unidentified neighbor attempts to Comfort Little Maurice marbles 3, 1050 w. 63rd St., laying under automobile on Street awaiting an ambulance. Maurice was struck by an automobile As he played in the Street in the 6300 Block on Carpenter the afternoon of june 16. Fire ambulant no. 8 responded to the Call taking the child to Englewood Hospital 6001 Green is. According to Joseph Mccarthy supervisor of the fire department ambulance division the child suffered a possible fractured Skull and internal injuries. School i i out a and so Are kids out playing. This is a season for special caution by parents and Drivers. The rent strike involving 42 tenant families at 6613 Normal moves into its fourth week without signs of a settlement. Following last wednesdays mass demonstration in front of the City building department office at 320 n. Clark there has been no other direct action by the tenants. After a meeting with the City building commissioner during last weeks picketing a team of building inspectors visited the building making a list of the alleged code violations. The strike began june 4, when the tenants agreed to withold their rents for one week to bring about a lowering of rents and the correction of housing code violations. When the building owners Irving Gordon Robert fein Berg and George Harper failed to meet their demands the tenants brought the matter to the attention of the Congress of racial Equality 4601 Vincennes. After another unsuccessful meeting with the owners the mass demonstration was planned. According to Ron Corwin Chicago Southside director of cores a Northern summer project a the strike will continue until All of the building violations have been corrected and a sizeable rent adjustment has been made. Meanwhile members of the tenants strike committee who appeared in court on june 22, to answer charges of non payment of rent were Given a continuance until june 29. Eugene tour our assistant to the National director of organization for Core pledged continued Legal financial and moral support to tile strikers. Cores National office working with local chapters have assigned task Force people to All areas of the City. The purpose of the Force is to organize Community groups around issues of housing unemployment and any other issues relevant to the local situation. In Chicago there Are approximately 35 task Force workers and four Field secretaries already investigating charges of civil rights violations. In reference to the 6613 Normal rent strike both the tenants and their Core supporters claim a stalemate in the protest. Spokesman for the owners Irving Gordon notified the bulletin wednesday that his previous offer to meet with the tenants and Settle the strike remains in effect. Gordon said that he had already corrected the alleged building violations in addition to replacing the roof and other renovations. Joseph Felker one of the tenant spokesmen was unavailable for comment at press time. Lay a red Carpel for . Branch the proverbial a red carpet will be Laid out for l. C. Branch Well known undertaker with Parlours on the South and West sides. He will be honoured at a testimonial banquet hosted by the men of the Commonwealth Community Church at Sutton Hall 140 w. 81st St., saturday june 27, at 8 00 . The affair filled As a a red carpet testimonial banquet a will Honor Brand for his service to the South and West Side communities. He is the husband of the Rev. Or. Dorothy Sutton Branch pastor of the Community Church. In. Pm wow a libraries to offer program to improve youths Reading would you like to have your child a Reading skills improved and at the same time have his efforts rewarded areas Branch libraries of the Chicago Public Library this summer will sponsor a program which seeks to accomplish both of these Aims. # a the libraries will conduct a a read a Book a week program registration for which currently is open for children who wish to participate. At Chatham Branch Library 822-24 e. 79th St., the program will begin at 10 30 ., thursday june 25. The program will begin on the same Date at 2 ., at the Tuley Park Library 90th Street and St. Lawrence Avenue. The first meeting will be held at the Kelly Branch Library 6151 hawaiian Tea slated for sunday at St. Marks ready for a picnic Community response to the free picnic Given last year by the 79th Street business association in tuly Park 90th and South Park was so overwhelming that the members of the association decided on a repeat according to mrs. Evelyn Brooks 7942 Champlain Secretary of the association. This years picnic again will be held in Tuley Park on saturday july 4, and will he proceeded by a Parade which will get underway at 79th and state St. At 10 00 Getting ready for the grand affair Are Crystal hazzard Center Queen of the affair and her two attendants Sharron Norman 8049 Champlain left and Gwendolyn Stewart 8011 Langley. A Quot if Advance preparation and response to the picnic and Parade Are any indication a mrs. Brooks said a i am sure this will he an annual Ernest Cross 8159 Calumet is president of the association. The organization of St. Marks lutheran Church will present their annual Tea sunday from 3 to 6 ., on the Church Lawn 88th Street and Langley Avenue. This years Tea will have a hawaiian theme and the organizations will follow this theme in their table decorations and costumes. Judges will award prize ribbons for originality and Beauty. Art objects furnished by members and friends of the Church will be on display. Artists who would like to display their works Are invited to do so. All proceeds from the Tea will be used for sunday school and youth work. The Rev. Ray l. Forsworn pastor of St. Marks said the entire Community is invited to join the festivities. Mrs. Karl Ashby 8649 University is Tea committee chairman. Other members of the committee Are mrs. Morris Ellis mrs. Lloyd redwing mrs. Brewster Mccauley mrs. James Doss and mrs. Emmett Gantt. A a a a How a fishing a will be the Rev. Or. Forstrom a Sermon topic for sundays morning worship hour. During the summer season sunday school and adult forums will be held at 9 30 Family worship will be held at 10 15 Vacation Bible school for children in the first through the sixth grades will be held from june 29 through july to. Persons without a Church Home Are invited to worship at St. Marks. Normal blvd., monday june 29, to be followed by another at the Hamilton Park Branch 7200 Normal on thursday july 2. Any boy or girl who is Able to read a Book without assistance May participate in the program. Youths taking part in the program will read a Book a week from one of four special Book lists provided by the libraries or any Book approved by the children a libraries. Those enrolled will meet four times during the summer to talk about the books they have read. However Oral or written reports May be Given at that time and when one has read and reported on two books his or her name will be put on an Honor Roll and a Star will be added for every two books reported until eight books have been read. At the end of the summer certificates will be awarded to All children who have attended at least two of the meetings and read and reported on eight books. Mrs. Elizabeth Taylor children a librarian will conduct the program at the Kelly and Hamilton libraries. Englewood split Over i Council of by Cromwell Gilbert the Long standing controversy surrounding the Central Englewood Urban renewal plan exploded this week with a fury which threatens to turn the Englewood Community into warring factions. The Battle reached a Climax tuesday evening at a Call meeting of tile Englewood conservation Community Council when the plan called r-47, was approved Over the heated objections of members of the Green Street association and a few supporters. The meeting was held in tha area offices of the Chicago department of Urban renewal 71st and Vincennes while pickets paraded outside. In another development wednesday representatives of the Green Street association staged a sit in at the downtown offices of the department of Urban renewal 320 n. Clark. However the demonstration failed to prevent approval of the plan by the department. In the meeting the Rev. John Porter asked John Duba City Urban renewal commissioner if it were possible for the department to reconsider its action. Duba was quoted As saying that he would have to Confer with members of the Hoard and that he would need a three Day notice. Duba was further quoted As saying that while he could not make a decision on the matter without the boards approval he personally would not change his vote. Mrs. James Batts 6415 Green wife of the president of the Green Street group said the sit in and picketing of the downtown office of the renewal department would continue throughout this week Quot unless some favourable development probably the most significant highlight of the tuesday meeting was the repercussions generated in other areas. As a result of the action some members of the executive Board of the Englewood Community organization announced their intention to resign from Fco. They Are the Rev. Or. Porter eco a vice president and chairman of its civil rights committee and William Henderson chairman of its youth committee. Approval of the Central Englewood plan followed a prior refusal by Eccl to incorporate a number of proposals of the Green Street group whose objections entered around the proposed demolition of a number of houses to make Way for parking lots to serve the shopping Center at 63rd and Halsted. Action on the plan at tues continued on Page 2 Block club association plans Tea tile latest in Chapeau gowns and other creations for a Ami lady will be put on display this sunday june 28, when the Hal sted Morgan Community Assn. Presents its fourth annual Tea and fashion show in the St. Stephen Parish Hall 6455 Peoria. A Bevy of Lovely models the famous Opal jewels and the Opai ettes will Model the gowns hats and fashions from several of the leading dress salons. Models will include misses Betty Wilson Larvee Thornton Azell Malone Faye Davis Ernie Wilder and Elaine Alexander All of the Opal House of Charm directed by mrs. Opal a. Johnson at 6657 Halsted St. Mrs. Johnson will be commentator and director of the fashion show. Henry Wilson 6508 Sangamon is president of the Community association. Best food buys this week each week the bulletin publishes the Best food buys at your local food store As advertised in your bulletin Quaker Whit Cern meal eggs�?3 Doxen 79 cents. S la. Bag 29c a Sables farm products Page 2 a wonder feeds Page 3______ Domino sugar s la. Bag 49e butter 59c la. A vital Page a a toppers Page 9

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