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Chicago Bulletin (Newspaper) - March 5, 1959, Chicago, Illinois Volume no. 21 Chicago Illinois March 5, 1959 pit Blithe at 419 a. 7ht St. Tel Stewart 31040 m Vav a v 7 a s. A v 10 flt we amp a r it h a y is w Gay l v Ltd it Ltd it it amp a. A pm y a a i.,. A a a j a a a of by v a. V % a newsstand i a jux a to amp a amp is amp a. Amp a a a 24 organizations map War against negro area crime an attack on the crime problem in South Side negro neighbourhoods was planned wednesday at a meeting of 200 persons representing 24 civic organizations. The meeting was held in the Parkway ballroom by the cosmopolitan chamber of Commerce. The businessmen a organization is trying to increase business support for the War against crime. Its counsel atty. George a Leighton urged police to change their attitudes and practices in Law enforcement in negro areas. He charged that there Are indiscriminate arrests on insufficient evidence that the rights of Many of those arrested Are violated and that some policemen have a hostile attitude toward negroes. Gives cooperation tip a the police would get More obedience and cooperation if they observed the spirit and purpose of the Law a he asserted. Leighton also urged the appointment of a a a nonpolitical civilian As police commissioner. Supervising police capt. Jerome Mccarthy explained police practices and said that the arrests Leighton criticized were directed at known police characters. Frederick Pretzie jr., administrative assistant to Virgil Peterson operating director of the Chicago crime commission startled the session by outlining the extent of South Side crime. Psychologist Speaks or. S. Kirson Weinberg social psychologist at Roosevelt University described factors in the background of crime in negro areas. Milton j. Cohler District superintendent of the Board of education cited social factors in juvenile crime. A. L. Foster executive director of the chamber of Commerce said that a summary of the recommendations would be sent to police schools and the Chicago transit authority. The cat will get the material As an Aid in its efforts to halt teen age hoodlum ism on buses. Local groups represented local civic organizations represented at the meeting include Park Manor neighbors West Woodlawn Council of Block organizations Washington Park civic association and the Chat Ham Avalon Park Community Council. Four speakers at sunday a tally to vice crusader Joe Smith. Deep humility to the people. Oppose new or a opens fund drive 31 Arch 14 the Parkway baseball association will announce plans a i t 1 j for its 1959 fund raising Campaign at a business meeting on �51oil v l March 14. Quot the meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 . In Kelly to methodist Church 6959 South Park. Cow \ association president Eugene Batson 6930 South Park a tentative plan of the 44 111 1 turning out for baseball in county Highway department june a Batson reminded. A i just i to convert Stony Island ave. Hope that parents will realize into an expressway linking now that it takes Money to keep Chicago Sloop with the Illi those kids playing i Nois and Indiana tollway has been challenged by a Citi another subject on the Agenda i zen a group will be forthcoming registration. The South Side forum Elf a coun boys who played last year in la 0f sex Community associations addition to those coming out for i bordering Stony Island Avenue the first time will be required Between 79th and 95th streets to Register under the signature of said it is a unalterably opposed their parents Batson said. A Reg to the development and offered is ration Date will be named Dur an alternate plan a a limited ing the meeting. following the business meet ing the women a auxiliary will the Highway department is elect new officers. Mrs. Mildred considering either an elevated Chapman 9336, is current presi or depressed expressway in Stony Dent. The auxiliary provides re Island Avenue from near 67th freshment medical Aid and Street 42 Miles South to 103rd other assistance throughout the Street. Playing season. The stand against construction Batson organized the Assoc a of the expressway was presented attorney George Leighton a a a i stand ready to Correct. A a officials of the ministers cooperative civic committed will meet with mayor Richard j. Daley saturday morning to recommend a 10-Point formula for cleaning up vice and crime in Chicago. The Broad program was presented publicly last sunday at a mass Quot spiritual mobilization in the greater Bethesda Baptist Church of which George James is pastor. He is also vice chairman of the i u Rev. A. Leon Bailey a a. God uplifts All souls. A disc jockey Marty Faye 44. A. Every tree has some Ltd apples. A said the meeting a will be the most important of the year. He has called for attendance by All parents whose boys Are members of the association. The association is composed of Little league and Pony league teams with a membership of approximately 120 boys and their families. The boys live in neighbourhoods that comprise the greater Park Manor area. Main topic of discussion Batson said will be the Sale of ballpoint pens sponsored by Little league Headquarters at Williamsport a. Funds from these sales will be used to sustain the associations 1959 Ball programs. Batson said that each family with a boy in either league will be asked to sell at least 10 pens. Last year More than 100 families supported the fund drive. This years Campaign will last for one month beginning March 15. A this will be our Only drive of the year if each family does its part a Batson said. A last year it had splendid cooperation and in a hopeful Well get the same results this time. �?owe�?T11 have about 150 boys held to jury for assault of policemen Earl Dickson 23, of 6451 s. Wabash ave., accused of assaulting two policemen and robbing a milk truck Driver was ordered held to the grand jury tuesday by judge Walter Konwalski in boys court. Dickson was arrested Friday at Roosevelt re. And Loomis St. After police identified his car As one that was used earlier that Day in the $180 milk truck robbery at 13th St. And Komensky ave. A gun found in Dickson a car was traced to patrolman Valerian Trajka of the Englewood traffic division who identified Dickson As one of two men who assaulted and disarmed him on february 12. Patrolman Louis Pote also had identified Dickson As the Man who assaulted him in a subway station last february 7. Dickson was ordered held on a robbery charge and two charges of assault to kill. Hold Slayer of Tiro a six Man coroners jury monday recommended that Theodore Robinson 31, be held to the grand jury on two counts of murder committed in a Woodlawn restaurant last saturday night. Robinson of 7320 South Park was Quot identified sunday by three Quot witnesses As the Man who killed a waitress and a minister late saturday at 1035 e. 63rd. Robinson was seized at 141 n. Wolcott by Clarence Starr an off duty policeman living in the same building. Quot following the 63rdstreet ministerial group. The ministers proposals were overwhelmingly endorsed by More than 2,000 citizens who attended the sunday meeting. They had come to first hear the full Joe Smith Story with its Many implication and what the ministers themselves planned to do about them. Rev. A. Leon Bailey pastor of Carey ame Temple and chairman of the new committee disclosed emphatically the groups a plan of his booming voice was drowned repeatedly in thunderous applause. Under Rev. Bailey a astute leadership the ministers will Lay the following program on mayor Daley a desk. They will recommend 1. That an investigation be made to determine possible hookups Between police officers politicians and underworld vice lords and that the findings be made Public. 2. That a special detail of officers be assigned to seek out and close Down houses of ill Fame which Are now in apparent operation in Chicago. Additionally initiate a study of hotel procedures and wherever possible Institute Laws that will Aid in developing a cleaner moral climate. 3. That a special narcotics and vice detail which earlier cracked Down on a sin Corners be widened and extended to cover the entire City so As to keep a constant Vigil on vice conditions the dead minister the Rev. Elmer Clemons 36, of 6342 Kimbark was hit As he walked in the Street by a wild shot fired at the waitress. She was miss Flossie Ward 24, of 7139 Eggleston. Robinson previously served a four year prison term in connection with the slaying of his 18-month-old son. Shooting saturday Robinson reportedly fled to the Home of a Cousin Robert Moore who lives at the Wolcott address. Robinson an unemployed construction worker reportedly became a a incensed when the waitress mrs. Ward broke off her romantic relationship with him and refused to become reconciled. Witnesses at the scene of the chief accuser of Joseph Smith is held to jury Shirley , 34, the chief witness against a vice Tion four years ago in the inter to interested City county and Isader recently freed on a morals charge was ordered held to est of providing a worthwhile state officials in a letter signed the Rran it jury last week on a Charce of Possession of Nar sports program that would Cap by Edwin f. Poland jr., 9847. Quot Ture the Zeal and imagination of Ellis forum president and Frank cd los Young boys during summertime g. Sulewski forum Legal coun meanwhile a coroners jury ruled that the death of mrs. School Sel. Gertrude Herron 30, another principal in the Case was from today it has grown to four they also presented the for-1 natural causes Little league and four Pony league urns alternate plan. Cut while playing Ronald Harris 13, of 6927 Michigan was Given first Aid in Woodlawn Hospital tuesday after cutting a lip while playing basketball in St Bernard a gymnasium at 66th Street and Stewart. Teams. This year Batson said it i objections to the expressway May expand to As Many As 170 were that it would seriously Deboys. The teams Are managed press property and business Val and coached by non paid Volun us it would Cost too much to leers who have an interest in acquire sufficient property and baseball and in the curtailment the loss of taxable property of juvenile delinquency. Would result in a loss of tax a records show that none of i Revenue our boys has been involved in the crib Dor Joseph 1\. Smith if >514 Rhode was Louril not guilty recently it a a jury in criminal court lie 1 a w w w or was indicted by the grand jury on testimony by the Nelson woman who lies at 4655 Lake Park. Shirley Nelson a prostitute and drug addict was arrested october 29 in her hallway while carrying a Small amount Nicales that similar police action can be taken in other vice Ridden areas of the City. Quot the expansion of special View detail could undoubtedly be effective in arresting and prose Outing prostitutes and dope add diets who were flushed from the a sin Corner District Quot Rev Bailey ventured. A the promotion Structure in the police department has been blasted in several High quarters in recent weeks. Official records show that there is Only one negro Captain among a total of 36, no negro lieutenants among More than 150, and less than 10 negro sergeants among 656. A such disproportion of rank causes us to believe there is some Type of racial discrimination policy covered up of course a Rev. James said. Quot there seems to be something altogether out of attention was invited to recent housing riots to Point up indifferent police attitude As it relates to Protection of the people. Rev. James said there is a wide practice of prejudicial arrests on the Southside. A we Point to indiscriminate mass arrests and the wholesale shake Downs and searching of cars a Rev. James said. Quot Many police officers Are possessed with the Assumption that people Are guilty simply because they Are maliciously arrested. But that a not True. A Man in this country is still innocent until proven guilty no matter who arrest Rev. James said the ministers in All areas of the City in order committee advocates positive for the total citizenry to be pro program of rehabilitation for condemned prostitutes and dope addicts. Quot not Only should these people be punished for their crimes. They should be helped As Well a Rev. James pointed out. Quot there needs to be a program that will rehabilitate and re establish them As useful citizens. Quot we Are asking members of Socia Tion a Batson said. A a we re mighty proud of this and that a Why its important to keep our teams any sort of crime or trouble that the citizens group represent of heroin. Judge Sigmund Stefanowicz of narcotics court would bring discredit to base ing residents Between 79th and denied a motion to suppress the evidence and ordered her Ball the Community or to the As 95th streets Only suggested this held under $5,000 Bond. Later in felony court a morals a a la Hamater limited expressway Large against her resulting from her testimony against Tsmith was dropped by the state. Immediate Steps to provide left ,. Turn lanes at All intersections or lift roil died in county Hospital december ,4, that within the Center strip area an she was found unconscious in her hotel room at 11 it1# hour Refre installation of improved 0324 Kimbark. A coroners physician testified death was 41i.i1c i cell uni traffic signals to permit smooth can de by a liver infection. Or flow of traffic. Announcement of the cause of death ended speculation the group believes that with that mrs. Herron May have died from violence which in the development of the South some mysterious Way was associated with her role in the expressway to handle traffic be a. Tween the heart of the City and %. Its outskirts the Stony Island Smith claimed the charge by the xenon woman a limited expressway could pro Well As similar charge by mrs. Lerron and another woman vide smoother and faster High were a police Frame up because of i complaint about \ ice Way facilities for the entire coir Clit Jinx on >3rd St. In the Woodlaw n police District Southeast area adjoining Stony a. ,.vm.� in ukr uproar that followed resulted in the remove Isid Llu a pc Niue i c i % r if a 11 in a i a to if . T m r i Al Hilpp Breitzke As commander of the Woodlawn Law a Quot Lar. A a a a Quot a a a a a Smth r �?o1 a a a a for various business promotions and that they would be consulted and that the association will k a he planning of the Stony. Probably sponsor three promo development. Despite the fact that Smith has been cleared of the tons each year. Member associations in the morals charge Citi ens of the Woodlawn area til intend also elected tuesday were South Side forum include stonyu0 wage a Light geared at curbing vice in the area. Kev or Jack Grossman. 1638 e. 87th St., Elk cd a Lump to. J5feryi a a animation in the fight is the ministers cooperative a Hie r�7rs8tdetrulsurer a i a Manor some Shore Gar an interdenominational group of clergymen. Varic Tuk. 1726 e. 87th St. Ice Dens and South Shore Valley a it ? of my masters ?.scl�d�?oed to appear on a Chan tary Nel 2 television program this evening to discuss the Issue Bert Simon 1716 e. 87th St. Racer bicycle stolen they include the reverends a. Leon Bailey pastor of and Seymour Sirota 1713 e. 87th an English racer bicycle Carey Temple ame Church Harry b. Gibson pastor of St., were appointed co chairmen Tolen from the Baik Yard of Gorham methodist Church a. Lincoln James greater it it of Public relations and advert Phat ills Jones 8.539 Rhodes she i Bethesda Baptist Church and s. S. Morris pastor of cop-in8. 1 told police last sunday. Pm ame Church. I East 87th St. Businessmen Norman Weinberg 1639 e. 87th St., was elected president of the East 87th Street businessmen a association during a recent meeting at 1640 e. 87th St. Weinberg told his plans for a tested from them. 4. That a study be instituted double tragedy said Robinson en-1he very highest level of tired the restaurant where his 80veinment�?T to determine the 4.a real reason for the Dis proper estranged sweetheart worked. As donate distribution of rank in he approached mrs. Ward she is the police department As it of reported to have begged him facts negro personnel. A not to Start 5. That necessary Steps be witnesses told police that Rob taken by responsible authorities j the City Council Quot to take Quot into Inson pulled out a Sun a without re in sue pub my that officers advisement the possibility of saying a word a and began firing. A Ems a Quot passing such ordinances that mrs Ward they claim ran to f. L up j ? a am a a ides a will accomplish this human mrs. Warn they claim ran to Ward citizens in the performance i objective a he said. I ,.ru u i i a was ministers we recognize her still firing. When e 6. That responsible officials the Good and bad in All men and reached the door he fired again in the City government immedi no Man has drifted so far from this time hitting reverend lately set into motion a pro the pillar of righteousness that Clemons who was either a just Gram of rehabilitation for those he can to be helped a Rev. Bailey passing the restaurant or about who have fallen victims to the said. A the Grace of god will up to enter a witnesses say. Evils of prostitution and dope lift the souls of All men. Both Rev. Clemons and mrs. Addiction. A arresting and jailing these Ward were pronounced dead of 7. That appropriate housing individuals is not the solution head wounds on arrival at Wood measures be passed to insure to the problem a he said Lawn Hospital. A policy of open occupancy that according to a Chicago Urban Rev. Clemons was pastor of will guarantee All people the league research project Chicago the apostolic Church of god at right to rent buy or build Homes Bas the highest rate of resident 6344 Kimbark. In whatever Section of the City tial segregation of All cities in according to police Robinson May choose. The United states with Popula Ted served an 82-Day prison term 8. That there be immediate tons in excess of 500,000. Or a previous assault on mrs. Passage and enforcement of City a this is a shameful fact and Ward. She had recently sought a ordinances and state legislation we Hope t0 erase it from the re second Warant for his arrest. Which will guarantee All citizens corp a 8reat City nestled in of Illinois the right to earn a an the Center of the world s great honorable est democracy a Rev. Bailey said. 9. That every citizen be a Rov Baiey said the unfair corded his god Given and con practices of employment have Stith tonal rights at All times. Led Many a honorable men and 10. That the Macc be Accord women t0 resort to illegal and de the Opportunity to Exchange unlawful activities in quest of a ideas and suggestions with All livelihood social civic religious and gov Quot the Rishi to earn an Honor Ern mental agencies labor and Able living a is one of our Basie Industrial organizations and pro freedoms and opportunities in a postmaster Carl a. Schmo fess ional groups in the interest Nom Cracy Rev. Bailey pointed Der in recognizing the out promoting and sustaining the of the wide spread denial of standing performance of pos measures recommended. Tal workers recently pre. . Sente i Superior achievement n connection with Point 1. Awards to nine South Side Elev a Al by said that facts and . Circumstances turned up in the Smith Case leaves reason to be they include the following to in u a. A Aneve that there Are some Dis Cal residents Bernard k. Childs. Imit Amo 4honorable officers connected. A Quot exe 1 it tort to a Quot a with the Chicago police depart-1 be Arr a tromly or 774 Drexel Douglas o. First m in ing every citizen to demand the a we fully realize that there hts and justices due him 9 Are Many Good and honorable of an is said officers in the department a a Rev. A accordingly we urge that Bailey said a and we re not Eon citizens conduct themselves in in an organization As Large i Dennin the entire for of a manner worthy of the citizen As the Chicago Post office As a of the Smih cases i Mth j however there is sufficient Rea nine postal workers get High honors this right solely on the basis of race color or Creed his contributed to the demoralization of a Large segment of our Community. A in recognition of the fact that citizenship and responsibility go hand in hand in a 6637 Prairie his Hadley 8523 St. Laurence Beatrice Nicholson 111 e. Both and Cornelius g. Lolk of 8434 Michigan. So h rued e i said in presentation a it is difficult to choose an individual and single him out As being Superior to others. A it is almost impossible when there Are thousands of postal workers with High Standard of efficiency. However occasionally an individuals achievements Are so obvious and outstanding that he or she develops a reputation which is soon brought to my at mention. A the people who have received and Iii Are those who continually show the Way for their Ellow a Urkis a Schrueder stated son to believe that there Are Dis Rev Bailey said the ministers honorable men on the Force and committee a stands ready at All we Are seeking them times to meet and work with with regard to Point 2, Rev. Groups and people dedicated to James said the Smith trial openly the cause of promoting Justice revealed the practice of Prostic for people and the common tuition in hotels and other Public welfare of the establishments. Shirley Nelson an admitted prostitute and dope addict was directly responsible for the criminal indictment of Smith based on her complaint that Smith committed an in ii Rural hex act with her. Kev. Janus said the rapid disappearance of open vice activities in the a sin Coiner area 163rd and cottage Grove in a this ministerial group will serve As a resource of information to give Aid and assistance to All people who seek help 1 Rev. Bailey said. A fall people should feel free to Call upon any member of the committee with the Assurance that help will be rendered to the extent or our ability. Continued on Page i

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