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Chicago Bulletin (Newspaper) - September 28, 1961, Chicago, Illinois Tenants kids crowded into slum Over too children found in dwellings eviction of a Mother with ten children from her apartment at 637 e. 63rd pm. Early last week popped the lid on an assortment of grotesque almost unbelievable living conditions. Three apartment buildings at 631-33 and 37 e. 63rd pl., which bearly deserve to be called living units and which Are managed by Millard Brown 1230 e. 63rd at., teem with vermin children and building violations. On the second floor of the 637 building which is divided into two three room apartments there Are 20 children. Mrs. Earline Miller whose eviction for falling behind in her rent led to the investigation is the Mother of to ranging from the Ages of two months to 14 years. Her apartment consists of a Kitchen Large enough to string up her Wash a medium sized living room with boxes standing in the Corners and a tiny bedroom hardly capable of sleeping a husband wife and ten children. Her apartment is a Dank and dreary habitat. The windows Are so Askew that water runs under them into the living room when it Rains. Mrs. Miller says she pays $100 a month rent for the apartment. The manager Millard Brown said that he did not know the Millers had to children or he would not have rented the apartment to them. He says a mrs. Walker on the first floor who sometimes handles rentals for him made a mistake when she rented the apartment to the Large family. He said he thought there were Only five children in the family and that he originally was going to charge $90 for it. But when he found out there were ten children he said he upped the rent $10. Mrs. Lorine Blackman who lives in the rear apartment is also the Mother of ten. She said that water leaks in through the ceiling in her apartment. Several of her children have become ill in the Dank rooms she said. The deteriorated conditions Are not confined to just the 637 building but extends to two others managed by Brown. These Are 631-33-35 w. 63rd pm. The second floor apartment in 635 also leaks water through its windows. Mrs. Ella Allen who lives there said that she and her three children sometimes have to Wade through water ankle deep when it Rains. In another building at 633 w. 63rd St., lives mrs. Jaunita Spellman who a seven Chil Millard Brown Dren in four rooms. She said she pays $115 a month rent. The woman complained that she has no heat and that the apartment also floods. Elizabeth Jones 25, who has five children has shared the apartment with mrs. Spellman for the past three months. Earl Jordan a tenant on the third floor said that he pays $87 a month rent for one room and a Kitchen but can t use the refrigerator to store milk for his two children because sometimes Brown who is responsible for paying the Light Bill sometimes does no to. One tenant told of How mentors had to shift from cooking with Gas to electricity and Back to Gas again depending on which Utility was Cut off. Hot plates in most of the apartment Are Standard equipment. The eviction of mrs. Miller from her apartment resulted from Quot the agents refusal to accept it a the woman said. She said that she gave Brown $50 which he took and later offered him $50 More which he refused to accept. It was reported that a complaint has been filed in the building commissioners office and has promised to take action and Send inspectors to visit the buildings. Brown said that he would file an eviction suit and present evidence in mentors court in 30 . Earline Miller stands with four of Lier children in Small Kitchen. She Mas evicted from her apartment at 637 w. 63rd St hut was later moved Hack in by sympathetic neighbors. Sagan buys Woodlawn Booster Bruce Sagan publisher of the bulletin the Hyde Park Herald the Southtown Southeast and suburban economist newspapers recently brought the Woodlawn Booster. This brings to six the a number of Community newspapers area group condemns two Bruce Sagan published by Sagan. All Are on the South Side. The Booster was formerly owned by or. Allen Osherman who died two weeks ago of a heart attack. Or. Osherman published the Booster for Twenty eight years in the Woodlawn Trinity. Com Park District the Chicago Park District has announced that it will accept bids until oct. La for delivery and installation of bleacher seats in eight Parks. Washington Park at 5531 South Parkway is one of the eight Parks which will receive bleachers for their playing Field areas. The West Woodlawn Council at an executive Board meeting held in the Home of its executive director John Warren unanimously passed two resolutions condemning the activities of the temporary Woodlawn organization according to a newsletter which the Council circulates. The statement in the letter did not reveal the exact word ing of the resolutions nor did it. Specify what actions of the . It was condemning. In a comments column Wil Ham Ward coordinator of the Council accuses an organizer for the Industrial areas foundation As Quot a Brash Young White Man who has come into our area determined to proselyte our Block clubs into membership of .�?� this is apparently reference to Dick Harmon an if staff member. My first knowledge of the Industrial area foundation the column continues came from father Martin Farrell. He suggested that we could get workers paid by the foundation to come into our area. All we needed to do was to Contact sol Alinsky and invite them in. We considered All phases of this proposition in the executive committee of the Block Council and decided against it. Since then several members of the executive were approached by father Farrell suggesting they go see sol Alinsky. None that i know availed themselves of this Opportunity. So far As i know no invitation was Ever issued to sol Alinsky or the . To do anything in West Woodlawn. Who is it then that is so insistent that we must be saved. Saved from what whatever there is to be done in West Woodlawn we of this area must do it for ourselves. Our Council is a member of the association of Community councils welfare Council of metropolitan Chicago and metropolitan housing and planning Council. From these organizations we can get information advice and help without once having them trying to undermine our organization. Ward concludes his column by saying from the discord developed in East Woodlawn and what we see developing in West Woodlawn make us sure . Is not a unifying Force. We feel certain this is an organization of Rule or ruin. Council sets up civil rights fund fete Budge Barnes Parsons Jilves $500 from Treasury to fund save Hunting time if you Are in search of a new apartment or a new Home the fastest Way to get a Good Choice of the Best residences available on the South Side is to read the bulletin want ads. Each week the want ads list Many apartments and you can a ave time by checking the want ads first. Look in today a want ads. To place your result producing want and Call St 3-1040 deny Cape complaint on station Robert Lee lease of the Phillips service station at e. 79th St. And s. Indiana ave., this week denied that his station was using an adjacent lot for stripping and repairing cars. The complaint had been lodged against the station by the conservation committee of the Chatham Avalon Park Community Council. This complaint along with others appeared in the bulletin last week. The statement issued by the conservation committee said Quot the lot is being used to strip cars and lot has been turned into a junk Yard in violation of zoning. Cars Are on private parking Lee who lives at 8009 s. Indiana ave., said that the lot is private Only in so far As it belongs to the service station Quot it May appear that cars Are being stripped there a Lee stated Quot but that is Only because sometimes parts Are stolen from cars which we Park in the lot after they Are repaired. Lee said that at the present time there is Only one car parked on the lot. Emerald ave. Pastor is installed installation services for the new pastor of Emerald Avenue presbyterian Church 6701 s Emerald ave. Were held last sunday. The Rev. Clyde Allison was installed As pastor of the Church in services attended by members of the presbytery commission and a Large number of parishioners. Rev. Don Morse pastor of Chatham United presbyterian Church 741 e. 84th St. Delivered the installation Sermon. The charge to the pastor was Given by Rev. Ulysses Blakely co pastor of first presbyterian Church 64th St. And s. Kim bark ave. Rev. David Ramage director of Urban Church presbytery delivered the charge to the people. Also participating in the services were Jim Mcdaniel of the South Central Council Robert Christ of the 7th United presbyterian Church William tier of Emerald Avenue Church and William Edwards of Chatham United presbyterian Church. The children a and senior choirs delivered music for the services after which the women a Guild sponsored a reception in the social room. Rev. Allison formerly served City pastorate in Philadelphia for nine years before coming to Chicago three weeks ago. He has served on the editorial staff of the Board of Christian education of the presbyterian Church and is one of the authors of a Book Quot the City gods gift to the Church a a publication of the Board of National missions. Rev. Allison has also been Active in the Unco United nations children a Funda nationwide project initiated by the presbyterian Church. Many children participate in the project by contributing Money collected on halloween night to the fund. Rev. Allison his wife and three children reside at 6816 s Sangamon St. A Resolution to establish a civil rights action fund was unanimously voted by the Board of directors of the Chatham Avalon Park Community Council in a special meeting last monday. Attorney Charles Lomax Vic president of the Council in introducing the Resolution said that the fund will afford assistance to individuals in All Chicago communities who find it necessary to take action for the Protection of their civil rights. The group also approved a motion by w. D. Burney to Transfer $500 from the councils general Treasury to establish the civil rights action the action of the Board was in response to a recon emendation by John Sloan Capac president that the Council make its position indelibly Clear in re Gard to individuals in Chicago who seek remedy for abridgement of their civil rights. Sloan said there Are presently a number of Chicago parents who have found it necessary to seek equal educational programs for their children through Legal action. Quot we also understand that a number of other parents May similarly take such action a he said. Important step would by to enthusiastically and effectively support All such persons towards the end of obtaining the fair and equitable educational facilities for All Chicago children. Quot the satisfactory litigation against the school Board and the superintendent of schools must be our major consideration at this time a he continued. Sloan said that the boards action also indicates that future problems perhaps in the area of housing recreation and employment would come under the direct and immediate attention of the Council and be aided through the Quot civil rights action he emphasized that the fund is to be kept separate from the councils general Treasury and is to be audited by a certified Public accountant the accounts to be published Semi annually. Named As head of the fundraising Campaign was or. Charles Proctor 7657 s. Indiana ave., vice president of finance. His committee includes William Hammond 7735 s. Calumet ave., chairman of the councils finance committee and attorney William cousins 7705 s. Wabash ave., Council treasurer. An All out Effort is being made by the committee in the fund Sloan feels that the councils raising Campaign. More than 1.000 persons attended a reception held for judge James p. Parsons 431 e. 60th St. In the pick Congress hotel recently. Congratulating the newly appointed Federal judge Are from left John s. Mcdonald 831 e. 73th St., of Mcdonald funeral Home Lewis a. H. A Aid Well 6136 s. Cottage Grove ave., president of the cosmopolitan chamber of Commerce mrs. Almita Robinson executive director of the South Side Community committee 6136 s. Cottage Grove ave. Judge Parsons and judge Sidney a. Jones 6611 a Ingleside ave. It a bus Driver gets 1-14 years Gamilis ibo 6017 s. Dorchester ave., a cat bus Driver and nigerian student attending the Illinois Institute of technology was sentenced to from one to 14 years in prison for involuntary manslaughter. The sentence was imposed by judge Erwin j. Hasten in criminal court sept. 20. The Case involved the death last May 16, of John Hutt 66, who allegedly was pushed from i bomb a bus at Archer ave. And s. Kedzie ave. Ibo testified that Hutt demanded to ride a few Block for 22 cents claiming that he had no More Money. Ibo said that As he started to escort Hutt from the bus Hutt swung at him slipped and fell through the door. Four passengers on the bus a Man and three women testified that ibo pushed Hutt. The nigerian student came to this country eight years ago and received a Bachelor of science degree in physics from the University of Oregon. He took a Job with the cat while attending classes at the Illinois Institute of technology. Ibo was found guilty by a jury on the Day he planned to leave Oregon to Complete work on his masters degree. He was released on $7,500 Bond pending oct. 20 on a motion for a new trial. Cat lawyer William Callahan representing ibo said there would be an Appeal if Post trial motions fail. Best food buys of the week each week the bulletin publishes the Best food buys at your local food store As advertised in your bulletin Sabels farm products Small eggs o 7qt strictly fresh. Dot. Sit Page 4 wonder foods Swift s Premium smoked Ham Shank portion. La. Page 3 39 state Way super Mart to la. Bag potatoes 5 la. Bag Sweet potatoes 3 la. Bag yellow onions. All. Page 2 of pretty Penny ranch House bread i la. Loaf. Back Page to d amp s super Mart free Del Monte pineapple juice 46 of. Can Page 7 a with Coupon red owl fryers whole la. Page s 19 your Community newspaper serving Chatham Avalon Englewood Park Manor and Woodlawn per c month delivered to your door each thursday volume 3, no. 51 10� it newsstand Chicago ill., thursday september 28, 1961 published St 439 e. 71st St Tel Stewart 3-1940

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