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Chicago Bulletin (Newspaper) - March 10, 1960, Chicago, Illinois Local men buy South Moor club the South Moor country club is being purchased by three men from this area two businessmen and a lawyer. New owners of the club will be William Hooks 5617 Wabash. An attorney and president of the three Way partnership James a. Felder a real estate operator with offices at 753 e. 79th St.,.the first of its kind under negro vice president and treasurer and i ownership in Cook county. Henry Duke Elligan 7408 Calumet who already owns several apartment buildings Here Secretary. Felder said that membership in the club will be open on a non discriminatory basis. He added that the club will be the club sprawls Over More than 200 acres at 131st St. And Southwest Hwy. Near Orland Park. It contains a Golf course private Lake clubhouse and 20-room inn. Part of Felder s real estate offices is being used As the club office Here Felder announced. He said the Purchase Price of the club is a close to $1.5 he has an option through May i to buy. The purchaser already have received a several hundreds membership applications according to Felder. Wilson asks to study his local group department where the new superintendent of police should have his offices is to be decided in Woodlawn. The location of the police chiefs quarters is one of the subjects that Orlando w. Wilson volume 2, no. 22 10c at newsstand Chicago Illinois March to 1960 published at 439 e. 71st St. Tel. Stewart 3-1040 asked the Public administration service 1313 e. 60th, to study the Day he was sworn in. The new superintendent inherited two offices from the former commissioner Timothy o Connor one in City Hall and one in the police Headquarters at Lith and state. Wilson did indicate on monday that he might be inclined towards the Lith St. Site but the study is being made anyway. The former commissioner sometimes was criticized for being too Remote from the work of his own Headquarters and too accessible to political pressures at the downtown location. Wilson recommended to his says enforcement depends on information if a neighbourhood conservation group is interested in having the housing code enforced it must be prepared both to gather information and to disseminate it. That is when it Isnit Busy functioning As a pressure group or arguing a suit in court. So says Ashby Smith 6918 Calumet who retired last january after two terms As president of Park Manor neighbors. He spoke two weeks ago in a panel discussion of a the problems of financing local self help neighbourhood conservation the program was heard by experts throughout the City who came to the meeting sponsored by the association of Community councils downtown. A Call for co operation and co ordination of City and Community agencies to solve the City a Urban renewal problems has been sounded by the association at the meeting. Delegates representing the Community agencies in the association approved unanimously a program calling for Community and municipal co operation and co ordination As a prerequisite for Community self help pro Grams throughout the City. The program based on the premise that City and Federal funds Are committed to the Hyde Park Kenwood. Lincoln Park near West and Englewood projects and thus unavailable for other work Calls for organized Community self help without these funds. A one complication of code enforcement is that the agencies responsible frequently justify in action on the grounds of causing unreasonable hardship on persons involved in relocation a Smith said. A was a pressure group one of our tasks is to see that the City school Board condemns site Money for improving elementary school facilities Here was voted by the Board of education at its last meeting. The group authorized condemnation proceedings to acquire a tract of land for a school site on the South Side of 63rd St. Between Calumet and South Park. The lot contains nearly 93,000 Squash feet of land. A school on the property would accommodate some of the youngsters attending Mccosh school 6543 Champlain a lunch room and a vegetable stand now occupy the space. Superintendent of schools Benjamin c. Willis said that the owners of the property rejected offers to sell for what he termed a fair and reasonable prices. Getting a new automatic sprinkler system will be Fiske school 6145 Ingleside. The work is to Cost $33,171. Wadsworth school 6420 University is scheduled for $16,245 Worth of new lights. Agencies charged with this task have the tools to do the Job adequate staff and a sufficient budget a he added. Smith pointed out that in Many areas of the City for reasons having nothing to do with financial Security Loans for necessary repairs for compliance cannot be obtained readily through regular commercial channels at prevailing commercial rates. In some cases the original Purchase Price of the building is so excessive As to leave the purchaser with Little or no margin for property improvement and no equity sufficient to support a commercial loan Smith said. Also addressing the group at the same meeting was Thomas a. Gaudette. Head of the Chatham Avalon Park Community Council and co chairman of the association s conservation committee a a Chicago a redevelopment program has a Long project commitment a said Gaudette. A its Agency can operate Only in built up sections that have so deteriorated they legally can be declared a meanwhile Many communities both want and need effective action programs to preserve and improve their housing and Community facilities a he continued a Community leaders Are beginning to wonder How closer vation programs in these areas will be financed and carried the associations answer is 14 Point self help program that is essentially an explicit special partnership Between the City and the local Community said Gaud cute. Each makes a commitment to carry out its share of a generally agreed upon set of projects without the inclusion of Federal funds he said. A meanwhile two civic improvement groups functioning in parts of this arca were approved for membership in the association. They Are the Englewood committee for Community action and the South Side conservation association. Ecca concerns itself with the territory from 55th to 75th sts., and from Ashland to state. It is organized into five commissions planning and conservation welfare education recreation and membership. Its Aims Are to promote better communication Between citizens and to work together to establish Good human relations adequate Community services and standards and positive growth in Community life. The Rev. John m. Hayes pastor of St. Carthage Church 7135, Yale is president. South Side conservation association Between 47th and 63rd sts., state and cottage Grove works on housing planning and improvement of neighbourhood standards to prevent the spread of slums and to increase recreational educational and health facilities in the arca. At present it is Active in establishing play lots organizing Block clubs and working to get the area designated As a conservation area. The association of Community councils represents Independent neighbourhood groups dedicated to building better communities through citizen action and planning. As a federation it takes action on matters of education health five Bosses on the new police Board that the space reserved for the police head at the detective Bureau be renovated. The Survey also will Deal with the departmental organization purchasing personnel recruitment operation of Field services and equipment and procedures to be used in the superintendents office including the preparation of the annual budget. Meanwhile Ald. Leon m. Des pres 5th predicted monday that Wilson will find politicians particularly mayor Daley harder to get along with after the november elections. Despres appealed for state legislative action to take the police department out of the hands of politicians. A people Are stirred up now. We must take the police out of politics and politics out of the police department a Despres said. A the police department in Chicago is a political prize it has protected political machines in the past and the machine that controls it now is reluctant to give it up a he remarked. He said Wilson has less Power than the former police commissioner who was dumped by Daley after the Summerdale police burglary scandal broke. The Alderman spoke on a panel on the police crisis at a special session of the league of women voters in the Loop. Smith addresses delegates at association of Community councils forum. Housing and social welfare problems sponsors leadership training programs and serves As a a Van Hardy photo forum for discussing issues that affect the Well being of Chicago and its neighbourhoods. Leroy Conley of 6031 Dorches Ter a Hyde Park High school student who recently won a Gold key in a citywide Art contest sponsored by Wieboldt s department stores visited the Chain s outlet at 63rd St. And hoisted where his work is on display. To represent local a a a or. Welton i. Taylor 7621 Prairie James Twomey 8343 Ingleside Ralph Banghart 7930 Kimbark and the Rev. Warren Studer 8242 Rhodes will represent Chatham Yaca at a meet league to discuss government agencies Federal state and local agencies that Deal with slums and blight in the City will be discussed by local members of the league of women voters monday at 7 30 . In the Home of mrs. Victor Terry 6362 Minerva. Fire starts in empty building pick new officers of Block club the Chatham Evans-78th St. Block club recently held election and installation of officers. Inducted were Bennie love 7848 Evans president mrs. Majority Patterson 7814 Evans vice president Christopher Stratton 7806 Evans recording Secretary or. Mabel love 7825 Evans treasurer mrs. Rosie Moman 7819 Evans corresponding Secretary miss Nancy Bridges 7803 Evans financial Secretary mrs. Lorraine Robinson Chaplin. 8117 Langley and mrs. Ethel Davis 7811 sick committee chairman. The next meeting of the group will be held at the Home of mrs. Mary Cotton 7811 Evans March 27 at 7 . On ing of the Myca of metropolitan Chicago Board consultation division at 4 . Tuesday at the Lasalle hotel. At the meeting Carl Swengle 8200 Perry will be Given a recognition award for to years of service As a Myca Board member. Frank Hagerty chairman of the Chatham Myca Board of directors said that the meeting will be primarily a training session for new Board member and will provide them with an Opportunity to see the operation of the Myca on the departmental level As Well As How the department relates to the metropolitan Board of managers. Thomas r. Bennett ii associate Secretary for Public affair of the National Council of \ my As will be the keynote speaker at a 6 30 . Banquet. Put off widening of Stony widening of Stony Island from 65th to 79th St. Will not begin until the Spring of 1961, said Deputy traffic commissioner Leslie j. Sorenson this week. Sorenson said widening of the Avenue would not begin until an overpass is built at 56th St. And the outer drive because increased traffic drawn by the improved Road would choke 56th St. Worse than it is. Construction of the overpass w High is intended to ease jammed traffic entering the drive at 56th St., is seeded to begin this summer he added. The overpass is part of a City plan to ease traffic flow on Stony Island. The plan Calls for the Avenue to be widened Between 65th and 79th its. And to Cut into Jackson Park at 65th St. And across the Park to the overpass. The entire project we ill be completed by the end of next year Sorenson predicted. The City is responsible for the final design plans he said but a mix up exists Over who will pay tuesday is final Chance for primary registration so rickety was the vacant three Story Brick building at 70th pm. And state that the fire marshal in charge would not let his men on the roof to put out the fire that burst out there saturday after noon. Cause of the Box alarm Blaze was undetermined and since the Structure is slated for demolition anyway no damage estimate Wos made. A Robinson photo old glory will Fly next tuesday in front of More than 200 stores hotel lobbies garages and assorted other places in this area. Occasion for the Flag flying will be the last Day of registration for the april 12 primary election in which voters of each party will nominate candidates for the governors chair Congress and other offices. Ward committeemen and delegates to the parties National conventions will be elected not merely nominated on april 12. Us citizens who Are at least 21 years old can vote if they Are registered and if by april 12 they will have lived in Illinois for a year in Cook county for 90 Days and in their precinct for 30 Days. New registrations and address changes for old registrants will be accepted in the precinct polling places from 8 . To 9 . In tuesday and before tuesday in room 308 of City Hall from 9 . To 5 . Daily and from 9 . To noon on saturday. # incumbent state representatives from the 25th District will lace their two democratic challengers in a Public debate wednesday evening. John s. Sloan 7707 Wabash and Lucas t. Clarkston 8216 Eberhart Are the two rebel candidates. They will have a Chance wednesday to question the voting records of state reps. John g. Ryan 1526 e. 83rd pl., and Peter j. Whalen 8029 Vincennes their opponents in the apr. 12 judge orders repairs for building on Ellis judge Walker Butler of Superior court has ordered the owner of a local apartment building to convert her Structure from seven apartments to four and to make repairs necessary to bring the Structure to the minimum standards of City health and safety codes. The building a two Story Brick Structure at 6526-28 Ellis is owned by Dicie Danielson. The City says approximately 29 persons live there. Judge Butler set another hearing for april i. Democratic primary. The districts Lone Republican candidate state rep. Edward Schneider 8612 Ingleside will also be on the program which is scheduled for 8 . In the Tuley Park fieldhouse at 90th St. And St. Lawrence. Sponsored by the Chesterfield and Vernon Park Burnside Community councils the forum program will also include questions from the audience. Ryan and Whalen have been endorsed for re election by their regular democratic Ward organizations. Sloan and Clarkston Are receiving Aid from the statewide gubernatorial Campaign of state treasurer Joseph d. Lohman. Sloan a Campaign Headquarters which also serve As Lohman a Headquarters for the 17th Ward Are at 73 e. 79th St. Because of the Way in which Illinois elects state representatives Schneider has a free ride in both the april primary and the november general election. Three state representatives Are elected from each District. Since the democrats will nominate Only two candidates in the primary on april 12. The november election for this office will be a Mere formality in the 25th District. The Cost. Sorenson said the stale May share the Bill with the City and county. The final design will be completed by late March a said. Preliminary sketches do not permit an exact estimate of the Cost Sorenson said but an official from the traffic engineering design department said the project would Cost Between 3 and 4 million dollars. Overpass construction costs would run about 2 million dollars the official said because some fill would be needed in the Lake to accommodate the wide swing of the downward ramp. If no fill was needed the Cost probably could be Cut by almost a million dollars he added. Widening the Avenue by two lanes one in each direction overhead traffic lights and new left turn lanes Are expected to Cost Between Iii and 2 million dollars. Your Carrier receipt is now Worth 25c against a want and it s easy to place a bulletin want and. Just Call Stewart 3-1040 ask for Quot and taker a bulletin want and can be placed for As Little As a $1.00. But a with your Carrier receipt Only 75cask to meet Willis about double shift the parents education committee of Dixon schools Parent teacher association asked this week for a meeting with Benjamin c. Willis superintendent of schools to discuss ways of eliminating double shift classes at the school. When enrolment at the school jumped from 1,245 pupils last semester to its present 1,445, the fourth fifth and sixth graders at the school started attending classes half of each school Day. Later the fourth graders went Back on a full Day schedule but eight classrooms full of students Are still on double shift at the school which is located at 8304 St. Lawrence. School officials have not yet made Clear whether plans to rent extra space in a nearby Church would enable the school to get rid of classes said Marshall Foreen 8357 Drexel chairman of the Parent education committee. Plans of the Board of education to rent space in a Church for the school were told to 600 parents of Dixon pupils at a meeting last month. Speaking at the meeting held by the Dixon Pat to protest the double shift schedule the District 16 superintendent of schools William Wilson said the Board is negotiating for the rental of three classrooms in the St. Marks methodist Church 8441 St. Lawrence. Foreen said this week that his committee had not Leal lied of any further Progress in the negotiations. Wilson said Thomas j. Higgins director of the boards Bureau of school population and facilities Survey had written to the Rev. Damon Young pastor of the Church to ask How much the Church w Ould charge. Three rooms in the Church would be suitable for classroom use Wilson said. One is just off the Sanctuary another in the Church Library room and the other is the intermediate sunday school classroom. Representatives of the Pat had shown photographs and diagrams of the seven rooms to downtown school officials but Foreen said the officials had not said Why four of the rooms were rejected. The District superintendent said use of the Church space would Only be a partial solution to the double shift schedule and would be continued Only until a new elementary school is built at 85th St. And St. Lawrence. Willis has asked the school Board for authority to negotiate with the owners of the land for the construction of the new school. The Board will seek a 7.3 acre site East of St. Lawrence near St. Marks Church. Action was deferred on Willis request but the Board has already appropriated $1,175,000 for the construction of the school and an architect has already been selected. Wilson said construction will take a year after the groundbreaking. He pointed out that another new school is to be built at 88th St. And Indiana and that still another is on the drawing Board for 76th St. And St. Lawrence. Already $1,000 has been appropriated for a study of the 76th and St. Law rence site. Relief is therefore in sight Wilson said but some Way must be found to take care of the students before these new schools Are built. Of the three Church rooms Art rented he said 105 pupils could be taken off double shift

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