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Chicago Bulletin (Newspaper) - September 15, 1960, Chicago, Illinois Us Agency to receive final report on Englewood renewal next week final project report for in housing and Home Agency ear Glenwood Urban renewal will be submitted to the Chicago office of the u. S. Housing and Home finance Agency on sept. 23, it was announced by d. E. Mackel Man chairman of the City s Community conservation Board. The report will include completed plans for the 242-acre project on which it is expected work will begin in the late Spring or Early summer of 1961. The housing and Home Agency in Washington will study the report and in making final approval offer comments and suggestions which will be incorporated by engineers of the Community conservation Board before the final plans Are submitted for approval of the Englewood Community conservation Council. Then the plan will be introduced in the City Council and referred to the planning and housing committee for Public hearings. After the hearings the full Council will take action. If. As anticipated the City Council adopts the plans and enacts the enabling ordinance. Mackelman will order the acquisition of land end the clearance of property marked for rehabilitation or demolition. The Englewood Urban renewal project area is bounded on the North by Marquette to the East by the South expressway on the West by Yale. Princeton and the Chicago Western Indiana Railroad and to the South by 71st and 75th. Tentative renewal plans Call for a shopping Center a new Park and enlarged Park a business area a commercial area. And clearance of less than 15 per cent of land. The area East of Vincennes is plated for a Light residential area and the area West of Vincennes ave. Is slated for a medium residential area with maximum building height of three stories. Purpose of the program is to remove pockets of deterioration and halt the spread of blight. On the recommendation of the Chicago Community conservation Board the u. S. Housing and Home finance project for planning on dec. 25, 1958. The Agency advanced $164,475 to de fray the Cost of planning the project by the Community conservation Board. At the same time the u. S marked $3,649,160 of Federal funds for carrying out the project after the adoption of the plans by the Federal and City governments. The City has pledged contributions totalling $1,740,333 to the project bringing the total planned investment to $5,389,493. People with questions about the ban renewal Are still flocking to the Englewood cab office As it begins its second month of operation. Vernon Jarrett Community relations representative stationed in the office located at 7100 Wentworth said visitors to the office fall into four categories a residents come in to ask about the general Urban renewal plan and specific plans for their property a prospective buyers of property in the Urban renewal arca come in to ask about the status of the property a representatives of Block clubs who want to use the office at a future Date to discuss Urban renewal come in to inquire about arrangements for use a Englewood businessmen come in to find out a where they stand Quot in the proposed renewal program. Jarrett added that he is attempting to obtain the names of Block club presidents in order to Contact them for future discussion of plans. Lewis Hill Deputy commissioner of the Board said he is pleased with the response to the office. It was opened aug. I to facilitate Contact within area residents and is open from 9 . To 5 pm. Monday through Friday a we want to be Able to explain our proposals to the residents and to get their suggestions a a Hill said at the time. A we expect that Many More people will come in to ask about the tentative program before it is turned Over to the Federal government for approval on sept. 23,"�?T Hill said last week. Rag volume 2, no. 49 10c at Newsstands Council got storefront Church shut a store front Church was ordered closed and the City requested to make repairs at five locations in Chatham according to a report submitted for publication by the Chatham Avalon Park Community j. Thomas jr., 7931 Calumet who compiled the report said the zoning Board ordered owners of a building at 8005 state to discontinue use of the Structure for purposes of alleged religion activity. The same owners were told to obtain a permit before completing work on a garage at the rear of tile Thomas meanwhile was assured that repairs on 41 Street holes a Bent truck Load limit sign a Hole in an Alley and a broken sidewalk would be made soon by the City a department of streets and sanitation. He also commented that the Bureau of forestry will remove a dead tree at 8036 Champlain. Street holes to be patched were reported in july to the Council. The Load limit sign is located at the Southwest Corner of 83rd and Michigan. Sidewalk repairs Are needed at 8401 Prairie and the Alley needing attention is Between 79th and Rhodes and St. Lawrence residents judge contest Chicago Illinois september 15, 1960 published at 439 e. 71st St. Tel. Stewart 3-104c i will celebrate or. And mrs. Wilbur Stroud 7939 Evans will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary sunday in Parkway ballroom from 3 to 7 . A group of friends who offended the wedding ceremonies of or. And mrs. Stroud 40 years ago in Chicago will be present at the Celebration. 1,500 get a rays in two Days Here nearly 1,500 persons hive via item the a Ray truck at 63rd and Halsted for their free Chest a rays the first two Days of Tho Survey there sept. 6 and 7. A total of 1,487 a rays were Given in the two Days in spite of temperatures in the High 90�?Ti. The Chest a rays Are a fret health service Given by the tuberculosis Institute of Chicago and Cook county the Christmas Seal Agency and the municipal tuberculosis sanitarium. The purpose is to find infectious tuberculosis in persons who do not know they have the disease so that they can be treated and returned to health. The Christmas Seal bus will be on this Corner mondays through fridays until sept. 30. Praying hours Are mondays and thursdays 2 to 9 . On tuesdays wednesdays and fridays 10 30 . To 5 30 . It pm it Mai named recently to the a Lawn Beautiful contest committee which was sponsored by the Illinois savings and loan association. Were six residents of this area. Serving on the judges committee were mrs. Maude a. Tan cil 7015. Prairie mrs. Jerry Coleman 7441 Prairie mrs. Roy Miller 121 e. 78th mrs. Leona Hyte 7658 Calumet mrs. Elmore a. Baker 417 e. 63rd, and mrs. Dempsey Travis 8001 Champlain. A first prize of $100 was offered for the a most Beautiful Quot Yard entered in the contest. Pc four lawns and Flower gardens Here were awarded honorable mention in the contest in recent ceremonies at Washington Park Myca. Honorable mention winners included mrs. E. K. Patterson 649 e. 78th Randolph Mcevoy 7425 Indiana mrs. William Flagg 6545 Greenwood and mrs. Luther Jenkins 7259 Michigan. Prizes totalling $200 were warded to contest winners. A. Lifeguard j. Burris 7314 Harvard helps dismantle Quot baby Beach Quot at Jackson Park 63rd and outer drive. Burris uses pressure from a water pump to remove posts firmly rooted in the Sand. The posts were used to Fence in a Safe play area for romping youngsters while their parents were bathing in the Lake. All beaches Are closing today. The 1960 season has had the greatest Beach attendance in the City s history according to Sam four local policeman Good sergeant bets beaches close today d. Pecoraro Park District director of beaches. It started in mid june instead of towards the end of the month and lasted for to Days beyond the traditional labor Day closing Date. Four police patrolmen from this arca Are among the top 250 policemen who passed the sergeants civil service examination. All Likely to be promoted permanently to the rank Are Julius h. Watson 6526 Kenwood Lester Anglin 8058 Calumet John s. Brown 8447 Calumet and Sam w. Nolan 7615 Michigan. Among the next 50 officers who have a Chance to make sergeant before the next list is posted in two years Are therlow b. Simons. 58 w. 74th, and Clarke p. Gordon 7810 Indiana. Pm ewer negroes Are in line for the promotion under the new civil service list than supt. Orlando w. Wilson had expected Wilson had thought that negro patrolmen would score among the list s leaders in proportion to their numbers on Tho Force. A Little Over la per rent of the members of the 10.600-Man department Are negroes of percentages had held True that Means that about 27 of the top 250 scorers would have been negroes. Wilson Friday refused to comment on the tests outcome. He has said however that he Hopes to promote the top 225 of the i 453 who passed As quickly As pos sible. Another 200 new sergeants Are called for As of Jan. I 1961, in the police budget. Two reasons were Given by observers for the showing of negro patrolmen. A it Wasny to until 1948, when the last test was Given that negroes began to join the police department in great numbers since tenure counts for to per cent of the score they lost Points on that count. Many negro policemen have complained that they were not Given the efficiency ratings they Are entitled to by White commanding officers. A efficiency ratings count for 20 per cont of the score and a downgrading of a negroes abilities by his captains either consciously or unconsciously could have a disastrous effect on the outcome a one policeman said. The written test Given in april was substituted for one Given a month earlier after reports cropped up that answers to the exam had been circulated ahead of time. A total of 4.913 policemen took the written test last april 23, while 5,824 took the physical test n March 1959. The Hall outside the civil service commission office on the second floor of City Hall was clogged with policemen two weeks ago some in uniform some in civvies when the list the first since 1948, was posted. The latest written mental test which weighs most heavily in a candidates score was a much tougher than the one Given eight years ago civil service commissioners said. That accounted for the fact that scores were comparatively lower they added. In 1948, of the 4,336 policemen who took the examination 3,333 passed. Of that 3,333, a total of 2,739 still were on the eligibility list when it was cancelled Early this year said William e. Cahill commission president. Readers can help newsboy win Bike among the 150 newsboys who deliver the bulletin to residents of this area every week there is one who will be Riding a new Bike next month. He is the youngster who will get the most help from the subscribers on his route. Twelve of his fellow business men also will have new toys to play with. That a because the bulletin is sponsoring a contest for the boys. The one who brings in the largest number of new subscriptions will have the Best Chance of winning. Second prize is a transistor radio. Also being offered the carriers Are a coaster Wagon five basketballs and five footballs. The contest will run through october with the winners to be announced in the last week of the month. Woodlawn group says no to slum proposal opposition to the proposal for a Block wide mile Long slum clearance project just South of 60th St. Between cottage Grove and Stony Island was voted Friday night by the 52-member Board of directors of the United Woodlawn conference. A there Are less than a dozen apartment buildings or hotels within this strip that Are seriously blighted Quot declared Lorenzo w. Smith 6648 Ingleside president of the conference. A these Are mainly Absentee owned a he added. A we propose that the University of Chicago and the Community work together for the elimination of this blight and for the enforcement of housing codes in Woodlawn which would Force reconversion and encourage rehabilitation without Smith pointed out that the University has been a major landholder since 1903 in the strip it now wants partially demolished. He said it therefore shares in the responsibility for its deterioration. A let the University use its influence and financial Power to restore it rather than destroy it a he urged. The Board approved proposals to launch a petition Campaign to government authorities opposing the clearance and to invite All Woodlawn organizations residents and business people to cooperate in a concerted Effort for City enforcement of building codes As Well As for government support for rehabilitation in the entire Woodlawn Community which it defied As the area extending from 60th to 67th Between Stony Island and cottage Grove. The area for which the University is seeking slum clearance designation is bounded by 60th, cottage Grove 61st, and Stony Island. Some 170 buildings housing approximately 1,200 families would be demolished under the University proposal. Varsity of Chicago needs room for More research and More students and it cannot split up its Campus a said Julian Levi 5622 Woodlawn during a recent Block club meeting at 6046 Dorchester. A but right now this is just a plan a added Levi executive director of the South East Chicago commission. A if the land clearance commission decides that this area is blighted then the City Council will hold hearings and a a it Sall a matter of Public vote. Disagree with the University. I done to consider it a sacred cow a Levi continued. Levi cited police reports of 234 serious offences in the proposed clearance area Between Jan. I and june 30, 1960. Also 136 adult residents of the area were arrested on major charges he said. A the 159 residential structures in the area were built for 979 living units. They now have 1986 units a Levi quoted from building department inspection reports. Policy and priorities. The uni-1 a your people have a right to a Over half of the structures Are Lead poisoning kills boy car injures eight children Here the City a 21st death this year from Lead poisoning was reported saturday when three year old Frederick d. Hyde died on the Way to Billings Hospital. The father Freddy 30, said the child had eaten paint dealings that had flaked off the the porch of the building in which the family lives at 608 e. 74th. He told police he was unable to Waken the boy saturday. Or. Samuel l. Andelman City health commissioner said the Hyde Case was the 109th Case of Lead poisoning reported in 1960. Most of the cases were of infants eating paint containing deadly Lead deposits he added. Eight children ranging in age from four to nine years old were injured sunday when an automobile driven by an unlicensed woman Driver leaped the curb in front of 5747 Lafayette and skidded into them. Patrolman Fred Rice of the a cadent investigation unit arrested the Driver of the car mrs. Lucille Turner 26, of 1420 e. 66th pl., and the owners of the vehicle Leroy Smith 32, of 6031 Vernon although Smith was not in the car at the time. Smith said he had loaned his automobile to mrs. Turner. Mrs. Turner told Rice that her brother smitty Mccaster was in the Back seat of the car and was giving her driving instruction. Rice who said that mrs. Turner admitted she had been drinking charged her with reckless driving driving without a License and driving while under the influence of alcohol. Smith was charged with permitting an unlicensed Driver to operate his automobile. The automobile northbound in Lafayette Avenue began to weave in front of 5754 Lafayette. It sideswiped a parked automobile then crossed the Street mounted the curb and slowed into the group of children. In evangelical Hospital were Brenda James 6. In critical condition with a concussion cuts and bruises her sister Sandra 5, in critical condition with a fractured Skull Henry Bate 5, fractured Skull and his sister Ladonna 4, fractured left . All live at 5747 Lafayette. Taken to Englewood Hospital were Larry Marshall 9. Of 5753 Lafayette Cut on the face and arms John Simmons 6, of 5739 Lafayette fractured right leg cuts and bruises Margaret Stewart 4, of 5454 Princeton fractured left leg and Fay James 7, of 5747 Lafayette severe cuts on the legs. A father died last week in a heroic but futile Effort to save his son from drowning in Lake Michigan off 29th St. A neither one of them were swimmers a said det. John Egan. A but when the boy slipped from the rocks his dad went after Robert Hicks 9, of 7252 St. 72nd and Eberhart. Lawrence was knocked Down by a car last sunday evening while chasing a Ball out of an Alley at Robert was taken to St. George s Hospital by fire ambulance and was treated for Abra Sions of the face legs and arms. He was released immediately after the first Aid. dead were Tommie Johnson 36, of 359 w. 58th, a Steelworker and his son Tommie jr., la. Lifeguard Preston Clay 21, of 6556 Kenwood ran from the 31st St. Beach and retrieved the bodies. A when the lifeguard pulled the bodies out they were locked in each others arms a said Egan. Egan said Johnson his wife Rosie 35, and their four children had gone to the Lake to fish. Mrs. Johnson and one of the children had left the others and gone to the 31st St. Beach just before the drownings occurred. Young Tommie and two of his Brothers were playing on the rocks while their father fished a said Egan. After the youngster slipped and fell into the water his father dived in fully clothed. A the got to the boy All right a said Egan a but he could no to make it Cornelius Printes 6437 Drexel sideswiped two cars on Lake Park North of 54th St., pushed a City Utility storage Box several feet out of the Way and then knocked six parked cars together in the lot just South of 54th. Sitting in a squad ear Printes was asked what happened. He said he did no to know but that the Nice policeman was going to take him Home. Police have charged a checker cabbie with running through red Light in their investigation of a two car collision monday morn ing at w. 69th and s. Morgan its. In which to persons were injured. Patrolman Lawrence Dunlap of traffic area three said the cab going North on Morgan St., struck the Auto going West on w. 69th St. Dunlap said the cab went out of control after the collision striking a building at 1001 w. 69th St., and throwing the Driver from the cab. The patrolman said the cab then swerved to the opposite Side of the Street coming to a Stop As it hit a cleaning establishment at 1000 w. 69th St. The cabbie was identified As Harry Jacobs 50, of 6818 s. Cornell ave. Jacobs was knocked unconscious in the crash and was taken to Englewood Hospital for treatment of head and Back injuries. Others injured were Esther Cronkwright 7233 s. Sangamon St., who was a passenger in the cab. She was taken to St. George Hospital suffering from contusions. Mrs. Tora Odom 32, of 6958 s. Normal ave., Driver of the other car suffered a Cut right eyelid and contusions. She was taken to Englewood Hospital with the seven other victims who suffered cuts and abrasions. They included her son Fletcher 5 Freddie Lee Holmes 33, of 6833 s. Yates ave. His wife Gertie and their three children and James Davis 36, of 622 e. 81st St. All but Davis were Riding in the car driven by or. Odom. Davis a pedestrian said he was struck by the cab when it swerved onto the sidewalk on w. 69th St. It a cab Driver and his passenger were injured monday after taxi and an Auto collided. Blighted according to Illinois and Federal a this environment renders impossible the orderly functioning and expansion of the University. Our research and applied scientific work Are essential for the National welfare a lev commented. A you can to push us any farther a exclaimed mrs. H. Bilko 1435 e. 60th pm. A a we be been pushed out of Lake Meadows and Hyde Park. Do you want to push us Down to 103rd St. And put a Fence around us a mrs. Fred Walker of 1438 e. 60th pl., president of the american Friendship club suggested that All residents in Good buildings write to the land clearance commission and the City Council immediately. A there Are two things we have to do a commented Ald. Leon m. Despres 5th who told the group. A we have to make housing open to All regardless of race or Creed but that Isnit enough. Then wed just share the Scarcity. Thus we must also build More housing throughout the car in which seven persons were Riding when it crashed with cab. All went to Englewood Hospital. 25 that is All it costs to subscribe to the bulletin for a month. Our carriers Are beginning to collect the september subscription fee this week. Mai i Youk me it 25c Paia september i960 Row Home delivery a a a t ii St St Ewart 3 1040 hunk to i Wmk mme the bulletin your subscription receipt is also Worth 25 cents when applied towards the Cost of a bulletin want and. Just Call us at Stew Art 3-1040 to place one

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