Cicero Life from Cicero, Illinois on September 6, 1937 · 1
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Cicero Life from Cicero, Illinois · 1

Cicero, Illinois
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Monday, September 6, 1937
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TAVERN OWNER SHOOTS PROWLER TO DEATH; FINDS IT WAS HIS SON S' noonM-i : Circulation t . BERWYN LIFE 13,800 CICERO LIFE 17,700 STICKNEY LIFE 700 Office 8304 W. 25th Street Tel.: Cicero 2717 Berwyn 2718; ' LAWndale 1110 ICEK Published Every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday CICERO, ILLINOIS, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1937 125 5c per week delivered 5c per copy at newssta ClhaDdir ir Mir mi. Irt k to Youth Trying to Rob Father Had Been Suspected of. Other Burglaries Jacob Duda, 5101 West 32nd place, wrote a bloody finis to the criminal life of his son, Alex, 29, with a single bullet from a .38 caliber revolver early last Friday morning. . Alex, who was. scheduled to appear in the Cicero court on. a burgary charge that morning, was fatally wounded while trying to burglarize his fathers tavern at 51st avenue and 32nd place about 2 a.m. The elder Duda was preparing for bed when he was startled by someone trying to break into a side window with a hhtchut, Seeing the shadow of the prowler through the curtain, he seized his revolver from a dresser drawer and fired one shot through the glass. The bullet struck his son in the right side of the chest and lodged in his lung, but the youth With a three-day vacation under1 ran more jthan 200 feet before col- their belts, Life subscribers who lapsing alongside the Illinois Cen- participate in the Bombshell tral railroad tracks at 51st avenue. Treasure contest should be all Discovered 3 Hours Later primed to win $100 next Wednes-The victims father told police day mnrnnR-that there were two men outside Because of Labor day today, at the time, but figured be hadn't drawing for this weeks prize struck either of them when he went wa Be over one day, thus allow-out and found no one around. He 08 Life readers their usual day discovered the small ax which 10 shop 'for a Bombshell purchase they had-used in trying- to break coupon. Dont- fail to consult to-into the place and took-H in the Aa-ft paper to find'etit where house with him. these tickets may be obtained. It wasnt until 5:30 a.m. that the Everyone has a chance to win elder Duda- learned it was his own the $100 prize next Wednesday, son that he had killed. John Gora, Merely obtain the purchase cou-a neighbor, discovered Alexs body pon and a Life delivery receipt end came and told the elder Duda, Clare Vynalek of the Clare Floral who notified police. shop, 6327 West Cermak road, will Shortly after Dudas father was draw , the winning registration taken to the Cicero police station, ticket in this weeks contest a-squad under Capt. Martin Woj- ciechowski arrested Edward Pietr- 7S? .2: zak, 5057 West 32nd street, as the man who was with Alex when he attempted the burglary. Duda and $9 in cash, police said. Last signed a complaint of attempted month he was arrested on a burg-burglary against. Pietrzak. Iary charge signed by Mrs. Pearl Wanted for Burglary Kujawa, 5021 West 32nd street, The younger Duda had been and was to have been heard on the questioned by police in several charge the morning of the killing, different burglaries and had serv- A verdict of justifiable homicide ed time-in jail once. Several months, was returned by the coroners jury ago he broke into his fathers tav- after the inquest held at 492$ em and stole a half barrel of beer West 31st street, Friday morning. TO THE POINT By M. K. Th opinion expressed in this column are those of the writer and do not necessarily represent the views of The Life nor its publishers. Let Build Permanently. In nearby columns of todays paper is a drawing whidh represents the American worker building with the concrete block of "Labor Day. This cornerstone laying is a symbolic representation 'of a truth which too many are apt to forget: Labor is . the great foundation of- all enterprise, of all wealth. It may be with the hands, or with the brain, but as long as It produces some good which others can use, it is true labor. And the only way we can be certain of building an enduring national structure, one which will withstand future wars and droughts and depressions, is by making Labor strong, for without Labor we have nothing. Money in itself, tool and goods in themselves, are sterile. Without the modifying influences of brain and brawn which combine the money with the tools and commodities, the modern world would last a week. Therefore, if we recognize that Labor is the transmuting element which turns all others from dross into gold, we must be ready to give Labor its just reward. Just reward means not merely a living wage and satisfactory working conditions; it means also the right to let it voice be heard ' in the councils of industry and government. Labor must have as . much right to decide its. own destiny as Capital has today. It matters not whether that right cornea by way of an A. F. of L. or a C.I.O., or even by a Wagner act; it matters only that the right is recognized as Labors due.. . So long as those who have suffered least during the economic depression complain most at their hard lot and are unwilling to alleviate the condition of the less fortunate, we may expect little m the ' way of permanent building. When the man who is able to go to the mountains during the. warm weather and sun himself on Floridas sands during winters cold complains bitterly because a large portion of his earnings is taken away in taxes, what spirit of co-operation can he expect from the wage earner whose very life depends on keeping his job? Those unwelcome taxes are used to clothe and feed and house the millions left jobless by the very men who complain about .high taxes. And this is also the same man wljo is most violently opposed fo any effort made , by Labor to receive its "just reward. Not until his state of mind is changed, will we be able to build permanently. The tragic war now harrying Spains millions ia simply the outcome of exactly the same type of reasoning which is today voiced by Americas industrialists and financiers. If we are to avoid such an. extremity, Labor must, be allowed to come out of its cocoon and take its place on the. same plane a Capital. - Worker Dies of Bums Scalded about the face and body by a deluge of boiling caustic soda solution from an enamel machine at the Western Electric company last Monday, William Mongel, 10, 4917 South Springfield avenue, Chicago, died Thursday of first degree burns after four days of horrible suffering. Mongel, an employee in the black enameling department, turned on the starting switch of the machine filled with the lye solution which was put in the tank to clean it out. When the machine started, the solution gushed from the tank and' showered Mongels face and body. Joseph Miksek and E. C. Falk, 4323 West 26th street, both cf Chicago, fellow employees, rushed to Mongels aid and summoned help. He was taken to the Hawthorne plant emergency hospital and later transferred to the Presbyterian hospital in Chicago, where , he died Thursday evening. A verdict of accidental death was returned at the inquest by Deputy Coroner Zeno Kopecky at a Chicago undertaking parlor last Friday morning. Loan Group Breaks Record V-,' . .4 -.'--ri -The past year, the seventeenth of its existence, was a record-making one for. the Hawthorne Club Savings, Building and Loan association at the Western Electric works, according to a rocent announcement by L. E. Mulsc, secretary of the association. Total assets reached a new high mark of 5, 000, COO, exceeding the previous year by more than a million dollars; During' the year, the association made 425 real estate leans, totaling $1,426,700. This was $140,000 more than last year ar.d nearly $450,000 over the amount loaned in 1929, just previous to the depression. New homes, refinancing of mortgages and repairs and alterations to homes accounted for the increased demands for loans. More' than 2,400 new accounts have been added -to the membership of the association during the past year. Sokol Slavsky Trains for Slet If constant training has anything to do with building championship teams, the Cicero Sokol should capture the majority of first place awards at the All World Gathering of Sokols, the Sokol Slet, which will be held next year at Prague, Czechoslovakia. In preparation for this gigantic demonstration of physical fitness, Sokol Slavsky will train almost daily starting tomorrow. This rally, held once every five years, Will, attract 200,000 participants, llis estimated. Approximately 30,000 Sokols will take the field at one time for a mass demonstration of field day drills. Every Tuesday and Friday evenings male Sokols will train at the Sokol Slavsky, 6138 Cermak toad. Classes for women and girls. , will be - held - every - Monday - and Thursday. 1 Fine 3 Musketeers ; Albert Miksovsky, Casey Gorski, and A1 Purcell, three Chicago musketeers, were arrested by Cicero police at Cicero avenue and - Cermak road Thursday evening on charges of .disorderly conduct for i pushing cars , which happened to be in their way. The trio, all under the .influence of liquor, admitted that they had been drinking - heavily before they started the disturbance. They appeared ' before Judge Henry J. Sandusky in the Cicero court last Friday morning and squared up with the town for their misdemeanor by paying fines of $5 and costs. BUILD WELL FOR THE FUTURE Few Days Left to Enter Variety of Events Four required dives and two optional ones are included in the diving event for the First Annual Athletic Day sponsored by The Life, it was announced yesterday by Supervisor Norman A. Ziebell, Morton Junior college athletic director who is in charge of the festivities to be held Sunday, Sept. 12. ; The plain or swan dive, back-dive, front jack-knife, back . jack-knife, and any two fancy dives' the contestant wishes to do, are on the' program. 1 1 Rules for the other events rot tP heart-breaking 5-4 defeat they already published will appear in uered ab hands of Cicero The Life next Friday. The list will lal,t .,n P16 fifes first all-include the baseball throw, base- Jar .CB8S5.' , Manager H. L. running, football kicking and pass- Nwmkof Cicero has a well-balanc-ing, tumbling, and track and ed f.lub representing seven of the field events. Rules of the golf- leadm 8oftba11 team Cicero pitching contest appeared in last sd expects to make it two Wednesdays Life. fr the towns all-stars The entire Athletic Day cele- 50 Silvei; Medals bration, including the big all-star Athletes in Berwyn, Cicero, and . b it8 d at the cx Stickney between the ages of 10 of Life and 21 years wishing to compete . in any of these events may do so (I L by clipping the entry blank which r y I II H appears in this edition, filling it out according to directions, and ' 1 1 mm I mailing or bringing it in to The in r3 MONA Life, 6304 West 25th street, at 111 Itm cnce. Contestants will be limited to entrance in two events in order CvlriLlf at arfiaM to give more participants a chance CXniDII dl Odmeia to win one of the 60 beautiful sll- Da rL C0nf 11.10- ver medals which will be awarded rdlA -JCJJI. I I I A winners in the various events. A profusion of dahlias, gladioli What promises to be the great-' d miscellaneous late summer est softball event of the 1937 sea- blooms will . decorate Horticultural , son, the second annual Berwyn kail at the Garfield Park conser-versus Cicero All-Star game, will 'atory next Saturday and Sunday, climax the Athletic Day festivi- when the Western Electric Haw-ties at Illinois Central park, 28th i borne Flower . and Garden club street and East avenue, under the holds its annual fall exhibit, arc-lights at 8 p.m. In addition to the floral display, I The two all-star teams, select- there will be an exhibition of the ed in a poll in which 160,000 votes choicest fruits and vegetables were cast from Berwyn and Cicero, grown in the telephone makers represent the cream of the softball gardens this summer, . . talent -of the two communities. . The exhibit will be. open to Ihe Manager George iLPuggy Sluka, public both . days from . noon to Who has led the Fred Maas Boosts 10 p.m. ers to three consecutive ' BA..A. The committee in charge of ar-. championships, was named the rangements for the' show includes .choice 'of Berwyn softball fans to P. E. Chamberlain, L. D. Divis, handle the representative all-star 2426 East avenue; E. N. Knapp, . team from the city. - ' G. W. Pirrong, W. E. Saunders, J. ' Both Are Great Teams ' J. Steinlein, G. J. Zethmayr, C. D. In Frank Fend, who polled more Carlson, and E. C. Freed, votes than any other man in all- Officers of the Hawthorne Flow-, star competition this year,'-' and : er and Garden club are H. Jahnke, Fred Sonny" Bondlow, one of the ; president; W. B. Loveless, flrit longest hitters in the entire sub--vice-president; G. H. Berry i second urban area, Berwyn has a pair of vice-president; Miss Eleanor Tate, infielders who can stack up with corresponding secretary, and Miss any ia the' state.. , Josephine .Wolta, recording, see- Slokaa all-stara hope to avenge xetary. 6 Months for Moron Suspect Adam Orgel, 34, 949 West Madison street, Chicago, arrested by Cicero police as a moron suspect last Tuesday morning, was sent to the Bridewell for six months by Judge Henry J. Sandusky in the Cicero court Friday. He was taken into custody after he had cursed a local housewife for refusing him food when he stopped at her home in the neighborhood of 61st avenue and 19th street. Indication that Orgel, who has a long police record, had called at the local home for purposes other than' to obtain food was seen in the fact he had already eaten his breakfast and had food, money, and a rope with him at the time. Knocking on the door in the - pretense of getting a meal, Orgel was turned away. He shouted profane names at the woman and refused to leave the porch,-so she called the police. Investigation of the local, police department revealed that Orgel had been arrested ' and convicted for burglary of a safe in Milwaukee, Wis., in 1929, served six months in the city workhouse for burglary and larceny in St. Louis, Mo., in 1933, and was arrested in Oak . Park less than a year ago as a suspicious character. - Frank Will I ; Now Go West Faced with a six-month Jail sentence, Frank Zmaszly, 23, 4921 West 28th place, promised Judge Henry J. Sandusky that he would take the advice of the famous editor and reformer, Horace Greeley, and go West. It isnt that Frank particularly wants to go West, for hed undoubtedly rather go rest, but the edict of the court for him to move or go to jail more or less compelled his pledge. He hasnt worked steadily since returning from a C.C.C. camp several months ago, and has been living off his parents. To make matters worse, he constantly threatens them and . throws anything he gets his hands on at his stepmother when he loses his temper or comes home intoxicated, the court was told. Last Monday morning when he came home drunk and started to threaten and nbuse his parents,. . Mrs'. Zmaszly had him arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct. When the case came up in court Monday Frank promised to move out of the house and was freed on this promise. However, he later decided not to move and was haled into court again. Friday. "This is your last chance, Assistant States Attorney Henry Zadek warned Zmaszly. "If you dont move today, youll go to jail. Evidently realizing that Zadek meant exactly what he said, tho defendant promised to pack tip and go West. Wife of Retired Police Lieut. McGrath Dies at 72 Tomorrow to See Opening Buildings All Cleaned an Ready for Youngsters ) Abandoning summer sports, more than 16,000 chile will return tomorrow to their classrooms, school supt tendents in Cicero, Berwyn and Stickney estimated Saturday. Swimming pools, playgrounds, and vacant which have been overrun with carefree youngsters wil deserted starting tomorrow morning. Only the chil. who cannot enter school will remain behind to take vantage of wading pools. According to Supt. Georg j j Schwebel, approximately I 1 1f c ill ITT children will resume their st V'CyirttOt 1XU.IL in the Cicero grade schooli morrow. , Supt. E. W. Martir hi, Aflilh approximately 3,000 children 1 uy IV11U 1 lULl ietum to the schools in D: 100, while Supt. William H. The advantages of the mechani- estimated 2,200 for Distric cal age are many ... and it has The faH Morton High schoc its disadvantages, too. rollment will be approxh Last Friday afternoon when little 6,000, Supt. Ladimir Hrudke John Jacklin, 1309 South Clarence ihe Haley school in Stickne avenue, wanted a bottle of milk, house 700 more, he hied himself to his fathers milk , , ; , , truck parked in front of his home. , k'nder Stepping blithely into the truck, J " IT Johnny accidentally pushed a but- T?thSP ton which threw the machine in ,, . ; -reverse. In its backward course, ... . 0Jnst"riH " L the truck struck and severely ini rlse tolheofy, - I4; ms SU'SST' P"'M South Clarence avenue, who was f riding his bicycle in back of the Beginners at Mortoi machine. Arnold was treated for And Morton High schoi an 18-inch laceration on his right receive its share of beginne leg at the Oak Park hispital. Freshmen just out of grade will discover new delights C'Uilsl Iarge buildin aid someth KIlllU kJllULI come confused and not a ir faced when "razzed by 7 D 7 Cl A phisticated sophs, froshel bu aeebee ohot Every building in bot Jackie Setnicka, ibit, 6341 West nities has undergone clet Cermak road, became the target -if infecting and' repairinf a beebee pellet last Friday after- have been sanded and noon instead of a mail box at which ed as have the corridors two of his friends were aiming. room baseboards. Repai Jackie was playing in the rear done wherever necessarj cf his home when a beebee shot by cording to the super-George Hurst, 9, 6337 West Cer- 1 the schools are ready f mak road, struck him on Abe right wear and tear session, elbow. George wag practicing This years summer v shooting the rifle with his brother, three months has bet John, 15, according to police. The wjth activities for chil wounded boy was treated at the oniy haVe civiCi gocial aJ) Berwyn hospital. dubs taken the schoo1 Gets Annulment IS SSS" Deliberate evasion of the Uli- 1 ecrational programs'1 . , . . , reached a new peak, 1 nois hygienic marriage law and . . , . Business Also Bei falsification of her age won for Mrs. Eleanore MacMillan, 16, 3500 ,jjd WpTLdiviHe South Euclid avenue, annulment cf brought to a close withi, her marriage to Donald MacMillan, month with mass field i 25, a window trimmer. Judge cbamPionship tilts in Michael Femberg last Friday and th contest granted Mrs. MacMillan her an- thf ntere.sti" nulment. She was married to Mac- t(! sch.o1 .m Millan Aug. 18 at Crown Point, 1m 1 jn(b . who stock various seb sities and childrens we You nally mlM mething Important merchants estimate t sales have increased froi per cent because the iv about to begin. One of Ciceros beloved pioneers, Mrs. Jennie I. Smith McGrath, 5346 West 24tli street, the wife of retired Cicero Police Lieut. John J. McGrath, died early Friday morning at her home of heart failure at the ago of 72. Death came after a months illness which had kept her in bid. v . Although Mrs. McGraths condi-, tion became critical on several occasions, , she surprised attending physician 'Vrtth repeated rallh which left her . yveaker but in fair health. A resident of Cicero f-r more than 30 years, she was wall liked by neighbor and friends, y ' Liuet. MoGrath, her husband, retired last October from -the Cicero . Police department after i'Z years of service. He ia well known here and was instrumental in bringing to justice not. only petty burglar but killer as well Michael Stark Last rites were cond terday for Michael Start South East avenue, wk chronic nephritis at t hospital last Thursday, for the deceased man, A of Berwyn for 15 year hold from the chapel at I f ermak road, to . the ' . cemetery.' He ia surviv The McGraths would have been married 52 years the 25th of this month. Their golden wedding anniversary two years ago was attended ' by town officials, polico heads from the Chicago department who knew and respected the lieutenant, and a host of friends. An escort of motorcycle and Vidow Mary, four zon marching policemen will accom- Jr., Otto, Edward, ar pany the funeral cortage this morning at 8 oclock from the McGrath home to Mary Queen, of . . ,v. j Heaven church, where last rite --ffSlO-Mr Guri6SCic will be read. Burial will follow in V Mount Greenwood cemetery. ..y phews and grandchildren wiB be -'o Wednesday paper thi the pallbparer. . - -' " t'eause 'of .the Labor A Surviving besides the husband Thefef ore.todays is? ara eight children:, Myrtle, Joseph,' iotk Sunday Mm. Mabel Wahh, Mra E, J, Lofgren, Mrs. Lucille Moldt, Mr. ..... . Genevieve Peterson, Mrs. Mae schedule will be rosu Stark and John E. McGrath.- - Friday issue,. -

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